Tree House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura

first_img Mexico “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508017/tree-house-taller-estilo-arquitectura Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTaller Estilo ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMeridaMexicoPublished on May 22, 2014Cite: “Tree House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura” [Casa del Árbol / Taller Estilo Arquitectura] 22 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres Centeno+ 29 Share Tree House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTree House / Taller Estilo Arquitecturacenter_img “COPY” Architects: Taller Estilo ArquitecturaText description provided by the architects. Living in the environment. From the first visit to the site where the Tree House is located, three premises for the project were evident, “the permanence of an ancient Zapote tree, the need for more openness in the space, and to cause the least impact on the natural and built environments.”Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82The existing structure that would have solved the previous requirements, would not cover the needs of the new inhabitants without making drastic changes.Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoThe design led us to create a home that more than living with the environment, LIVES IN THE ENVIRONMENT. It not only respects the natural and built contexts but makes them an essential part of its character.Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoThe space was optimized reusing the entire existing structure, rearranging the areas and creating apertures capable of incorporating natural ventilation and lighting favorable for each area of ​​the house, despite its unfavorable orientation.Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoThe new building was added on the east side, between the Zapote tree and the existing building, thus defining two exterior areas, a cozy and intimate central courtyard that allows public areas to open to the north and east, and a wide backyard surrounded by the greenery of the immediate context, where the tree is the protagonist along with the circular pool, playing with the curved shapes of the building that enable us to keep the tree.Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoBoth green areas allow any room of the house to have contact with the outside, creating the feeling of living outside but with all the advantages and comfort of the interior. A new upper floor houses the master bedroom, which literally seems to float on the branches of the zapote.Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoThe Tree House in full, due to sliding glass walls, can be interpreted as a terrace where the boundaries between interior and exterior become blurred or practically nonexistent, a quality that is valid for both social and private areas.Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoAnother important element was to incorporate comprehensive design furniture in different areas, whether in closets, kitchen, bathrooms, allowing the spaces to be fully optimized. Save this picture!© Alberto Cáceres CentenoAll exterior walls and pool are finished with polished white cement prepared with “chucum” water, a traditional technique used in the area that creates an impermeable surface with greater durability without paint, while inside we respect the traditional materials, which in some cases were reinterpreted with a more contemporary aesthetic. Such is the case of the mosaic cement floors. The existing ones were reused in the first corridor, and on the rest of the ground floor they were changed by the same kind of flooring but with a solid color. Upstairs we used wood floors (bamboo inside and Dzalam outside) to reinforce the idea of the Tree House.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanThe result is a renovation that optimized the entire existing structure, respected its environment making it part of the design itself, and changed the image of a worn house for one that is totally contemporary and respectful of its past.Project gallerySee allShow lessSheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling ScholarshipArchitecture NewsSix “Miracle” Materials That Will Change Their IndustriesArticles Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508017/tree-house-taller-estilo-arquitectura Clipboard Tree House / Taller Estilo Arquitectura CopyHouses•Merida, Mexicolast_img read more

Reporter spends night in police cell after referring to police corruption

first_img News Follow the news on Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en News November 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter spends night in police cell after referring to police corruption AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Reporters Without Borders condemns the arrest of Noureddine Boukraa, the national daily Ennahar’s bureau chief in the city of Annaba (600 km east of Algiers), who was detained on 12 November in connection with an article about alleged corruption within the local security services and was held over night.“Algeria’s journalists are not able to work freely, despite the deceptive calm they seem to have enjoyed since the start of the year,” the press freedom organisation said. “Stories about corruption in the provinces can always land them in the local police station.”“Boukraa’s arrest is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders added. “He would have responded to a summons if the local prosecutor had taken the trouble to send him one. Instead he was treated like a criminal.”Boukraa was arrested by four local police officers with a warrant signed by the city’s prosecutor and was taken to plain-clothes police headquarters, where he was told a complaint had been brought against him for libel. The police refused to tell him the plaintiff’s name or let him contact his lawyer.After spending the night in a cell, he was taken yesterday before an investigating judge and finally learned that the plaintiff was an industrialist, Ahmed Zaim, whom he had accused of bribing judges in a 2005 article in the daily newspaper Echourouk.“The judge asked me to identify my informants and even tried to give me lessons in journalism,” Boukraa told Reporters Without Borders. “When you implicate the regime’s bigwigs, you have to expect a reaction.” He said he thought his arrest was above all prompted by an article on 12 November about the trial of a former senior police intelligence official opening that day in which he referred to the “links between the security forces and the local mafia.”Algeria was ranked 123rd out of 169 countries in the world press freedom index published last month by Reporters Without Borders. Receive email alerts May 18, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria to go further News News May 12, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Help by sharing this information last_img read more

ELAM: A change in mood preceded the change in markets

first_img Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusiness By admin – March 5, 2018 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp West Texas Food Bank Logo Social mood motivates social actions, not the other way around.Social mood is endogenously (internally) regulated, it is not prompted by outside forces.The recent action of world stock markets shows this to be the case. The change in mood occurred before the imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs, now heralded as causing the rapid decline in stock markets.The Dow Industrials peaked Friday, Jan. 26 closing at 26,616.71. The DJIA then collapsed in a three steps down, two steps back fashion closing Feb. 9 at 24,190 after hitting 23,360 intra-day. Trump did not announce the tariffs until Thursday, March 1. That was the third-straight day of decline. The move last week shed another 1,500 DJIA points.I was quoted in one newspaper as observing that when the president touts the stock market in the State of the Union message, it is a sell not a buy signal. Realizing that maximum mood occurs at the end of a mania, it was fairly easy to see the set up for a reversal. In addition the markets had achieved a straight up parabolic status, which is usually resolved with a collapse.It is said that markets exhibit three moods, hope, fear and greed. The markets reached 26,616 on greed. Now the markets are hoping calmer heads will prevail and a trade war will be averted. Oh yes, the president says trade wars are easy to win. I am not aware of a single U.S. College of Business that teaches such nonsense.The newspaper reports are plain to see. It is the job of the socioeconomist to report the changes in mood, which ultimately drive markets.Here are excerpts from the Monday, March 5 Wall Street Journal.“Manufacturing executives who make beer cans, cars, and refrigerators, warn of price surges, shortages, and retaliatory trade barriers on US exports if the US plan is implemented.”“China Could Soon Have a Truly Competitive Car Maker”“Steel tariffs could also hit energy producers and hurt the goal of US energy independence, industry groups say.”“China is building a new Silk Road as part of its Belt and Road Initiative through 68 countries.” The point here is that China is being inclusive building more routes for trade with itself. The United States is being exclusionary building walls to trade.Mary O’Grady warns “It will alienate Canada, which may look for new suppliers as Mexico has since Trump threatens to withdraw from NAFTA.”The editorial board makes this observation. “The Voestalpine AG steel Plant in Austria only needs 14 employees to produce 500,000 tons of steel wire a year. In the 1960 this would have required a thousand workers. “The point being that technology has reduced the need for human involvement.“Any sustained trade conflict threatens the synchronized global economic expansion.”“President Trump revives threats to place tariffs on imported European autos.”The examples are every where to observe. The optimistic mood has at least moved from greed to hope. The bottom line is that the optimistic mood, which drove markets to new all time highs, has now abated. Change is in the air. Facebook Pinterest ELAM: A change in mood preceded the change in markets WhatsApp Previous articleFive things you need to know today, March 5Next articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote local control. Vote public education. Vote Kel Seliger adminlast_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US death toll over 9,600

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — nA global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 9,654 people in the United States.The U.S. is, by far, the hardest-hit country with more than 337,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.The first cases of COVID-19 were detected in China back in December. Now, more than 1.2 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the disease and over 270,000 of them have recovered while more than 70,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University’s count. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Italy still has the highest death toll in the world — almost 16,000. Here’s how the story is developing Monday. All times Eastern: 9:48 a.m.: Spain sees infection rate drop in ‘almost all regions’The novel coronavirus outbreak in Spain appears to be slowing down as the number of new infections drops in “almost all regions,” a health ministry official said.“The growth rate of the pandemic is decreasing in almost all regions,” Maria Jose Sierra, with the Spanish Ministry of Health’s emergency committee, said in a virtual press briefing Monday.Sierra cautioned that it will take a few days to “confirm this tendency.”Monday’s data from the Spanish health ministry shows that 637 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — the lowest daily toll, percentage-wise, since early March — bringing the nationwide death toll to 13,055. The country also reported 4,273 new cases, bringing the nationwide total to 135,032.Spain has the second-highest national tally of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sierra said around 19,400 health workers in Spain have been infected with the novel coronavirus, accounting for nearly 15% of the total number of cases.Over the weekend, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that he would ask parliament to extend the country’s state of emergency by two more weeks, taking the lockdown on mobility until April 26.“Flattening the curve was our first objective. We’re getting close. But I ask everyone for sacrifice and resistance,” Sanchez said in a televised address. “The next objective is to reduce infections even more until the number of new contagions is lower than the number of people recovering each day.”8:39 a.m.: UK prime minister says he was hospitalized for ‘routine tests’U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized Sunday night after contracting the novel coronavirus, said he went for “some routine tests” as his symptoms persisted. “Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms,” Johnson said on Monday via Twitter. “I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.”A spokesman for the prime minister’s office announced in a statement on Sunday night that Johnson, 55, had a high fever and was admitted to the hospital on the advice of his doctor, not in an emergency.“This is a precautionary step,” the spokesman said, “as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.”Johnson will remain in contact with other British leaders while he awaits the results of his tests, according to the spokesman.7:18 a.m.: This will be the ‘peak week’ for parts of the US, official warnsAdm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, warned Americans that this will be the “peak week” of the novel coronavirus outbreak for some states and cities. “For parts of the country, particularly New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Detroit, this week is going to be the peak week,” Giroir told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.“It’s going to be the peak hospitalization, peak ICU week and, unfortunately, peak death week,” he added. “But that doesn’t mean we’re over this week. There are other parts of the country that will peak a little bit later, like New Orleans. So we have to be very, very serious about what’s happening this week, next week, the following weeks — do the physical distancing, wear the masks, that’s how we’re going to defeat this virus.”Giroir, a medical doctor and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said the country has “come a long way” in ramping up its COVID-19 testing capacity. “As of yesterday we’ve conducted at least 1.67 million tests, and we don’t even get information from all of the laboratory-derived tests. These are the ones that are in the hospitals that don’t really report up through the system,” he said. “We’ll do about a million tests this week, and that’s plenty enough tests for the people who really need it in the priority groups — those who are hospitalized, health care workers, elderly.”Giroir said they are also working on scaling up serologic testing, more commonly known as an antibody test, which only requires a drop of blood and sniffs out virus antibodies. The test can’t detect whether an individual presently has the virus, but it can tell if they already had it or had been exposed to it at some point in the past because their immune system has developed antibodies to fight it. “That’s very important as we think about reopening the country and the economy,” Giroir said, “because if you have had the virus and you have an immune response to it, in all probability you are immune and safe from the virus.” Giroir said he’s “very optimistic” that the country will soon have “tens of millions” of serologic tests, potentially by May. “There are several that are going through the FDA right now,” he added.6:42 a.m.: State of emergency looms in JapanJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he intends to declare a state of emergency over the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak amid a recent surge in infections.During a press conference Monday, Abe said he was making final arrangements for the declaration and would announce it as soon as Tuesday. The order would last for about a month and would apply to seven prefectures that includes major cities such as Tokyo, which has seen a jump in new infections in recent days.The extent of the emergency measures were not fully known Monday, but the declaration would give prefectural governors the power to ask people to stay home. Local media reports say public transportation and supermarkets would remain open.As of Monday, at least 3,654 people in Japan have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 85 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The Japanese government has admitted that infection routes cannot be traced in an increasing number of cases.The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo issued a stark warning to Americans in Japan on Friday, saying those who wish to return should do so now or risk being stuck there “for an indefinite period.”“For U.S. citizens now in Japan, if you plan to return to the United States, we recommend that you arrange for an immediate departure. Failure to do so could mean staying abroad for an indefinite period,” the embassy said in the alert. “As compared to the number of positive cases and hospitalizations in the United States and Europe, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan remains relatively low. The Japanese Government’s decision to not test broadly makes it difficult to accurately assess the COVID-19 prevalence rate.”3 a.m.: US Forces Japan declares public health emergencyThe commander of the United States Forces Japan on Monday announced a public health emergency for the Kanto Plain “due to the steady increase” of novel coronavirus infections in nearby Tokyo.The declaration, which will remain in effect through May 5, gives commanders the authority to enforce compliance of health protection measures on those who live and work on all U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine installations and facilities located on the Kanto Plain, the largest lowland in Japan that covers more than half of the eastern Kanto region, including Tokyo.“Protecting the health and safety of everyone associated with U.S. Forces Japan is my number one priority,” Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan commander, said in a statement Monday. “I cannot underscore enough the importance of personal responsibility at a time like this. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires the entire team — service members, civilians, families, and our Japanese partners.”The announcement comes as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital have jumped in recent days, from 78 on March 31 to 143 on Sunday, according to data published on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s website.Last month, an active duty member of the U.S. Forces Japan tested positive for COVID-19.In total, 1,033 people have tested positive for the disease in Tokyo and 30 of them have died, according to the government’s website. A count kept by Johns Hopkins University show’s Japan’s nationwide tally is up to 3,654 diagnosed cases and 85 deaths.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apparently plans to declare a state of emergency in major cities such as Tokyo amid the recent surge in infections, according to local media reports. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

“Netherlands at risk of becoming a narco-state”

first_imgDutch Minister of Justice: “The Netherlands is becoming a narco-state”Voice of Europe 29 August 2019Family First Comment: “Tackling the drug economy and the crime that accompanies it requires endurance, joint dedication and long-term effort.”Sounds like a war on drugs, doesn’t it.Following the release of a report on organized crime in Amsterdam, Ferd Grapperhaus, the country’s Minister of Justice and Security said that drug-related crime must be dealt with or the Netherlands risks becoming a “narco-state”.According to a report from Algemeen Dagblad, the drug economy in Amsterdam, which serves as the center for the multi billionaire euro cocaine trade, has become utterly unmanageable. Police officers worry that the battle against the world of organized drug crime has been lost.Although the Netherlands lacks the public resources to strengthen the police force, Grapperhaus said that he’s currently searching for ways to allocate funds to combat the problem because if nothing is done then soon the country risks devolving into a narco-state, De Telegraaf reports.“Then there would be a minister with sunglasses and no longer someone who provides democratic accountability,” said Minister Grapperhaus.“I have already made 100 million available to combat the problem,” he added.According to Grapperhaus, the kind of crime where the upper and the underworld get mixed up must be stopped.READ MORE: https://voiceofeurope.com/2019/08/dutch-minister-of-justice-the-netherlands-is-becoming-a-narco-state/last_img read more

Eagles Jr. High CC Teams Fly By Knights

first_imgThe Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country Teams ran in a dual meet at South Dearborn on Tuesday (9/2) night.The JCD girls’ and boys’ teams both finished first.JCD vs. SD MS CC (9-2)Adrian Peetz (JCD) was the individual winner of the boys’ race.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img

The Latest: Bettman: 24-team format will have 2 hub cities

first_imgAttanasio acknowledged the team first would have to go through the “medical protocols” and assure local and state officials that the preseason workouts can be done safely at Miller Park.Also during the session, Stearns discussed the Brewers’ COVID-19 testing plans and said that Counsell would have his own assigned seat in the home dugout as part of the team’s social distancing guidelines.Counsell and Attanasio both noted that the shortened schedule would make it more important than ever for teams to keep their players healthy. Counsell noted how that might impact his managerial approach.“It’s going to be important that we’re, I think, prudent with how much with how much usage all our players can have early in the season,” Counsell said.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league will split its 24-team playoff format in two hub cities, which have yet to be determined should the league resume play. Ravens second-year receiver Miles Boykin plans to join quarterback Lamar Jackson and several other teammates in Florida for informal workouts while waiting for word on the NFL’s next move during the coronavirus pandemic.“I was planning on going down there before all this stuff happened,” Boykin said on a video-conference call Tuesday. “But next week I’ll be down there training with those guys.”To this point, Boykin has been playing catch with backup quarterback Trace McSorley around Baltimore.“The fact that I have Trace here to be able to work with me is huge,” Boykin said. Boykin will join Jackson, second-year receiver Marquise Brown and several others in Florida. Associated Press No decisions have been made on the other competitions, nor on the senior Grand Prix events.___NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announce the league’s return to play format this afternoon.Bettman is set to make a televised address at 4:30 p.m. EDT about what hockey will look like if the NHL can resume the season this summer. That means a 24-team straight-to-playoffs format with the league’s other seven teams having their seasons ended.The Players’ Association voted last week to approve the 24-team format proposed by the Return to Play committee. It involves the top four teams in each conference playing a mini-tournament for seeding, while the other 16 face off in best-of-five series to set the field. That plan includes not filling current athletics staff job openings and exploring “additional personnel actions.”The school says scholarships will be honored for student-athletes who wish to return to Appalachian State, along with support for those seeking a transfer from the Sun Belt Conference school.In a statement, athletics director Doug Gillin said going down from 20 sports will “bring us in line with most of our peer institutions.”“We take all these measures with heavy hearts, but with the long-term sustainability of App State Athletics at the forefront,” Gillin said.The cuts will leave Appalachian State with 17 varsity sports, seven on the men’s side and 10 on the women’s. The Mountaineers will continue to compete in men’s outdoor track and field as well as men’s cross country. May 26, 2020 ___World TeamTennis says it is planning to allow up to 500 spectators at outdoor matches during its three-week season from July 12 to Aug. 2 at a resort in West Virginia.All tennis events sanctioned by the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation are on hold at least until late July because of the coronavirus pandemic.But the WTT is not affiliated with those tours and does not need to abide by their decisions about when it is OK to compete. No ATP or WTA ranking points are available for its matches.The WTT says it is increasing its prize money to $5 million. That is $1.5 million more than for its 2019 season. “Our medical personnel have told us that the safest thing we can do is keep our players off campus for as long as possible,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. “We chose the latest point that we could bring them back and still have enough time to prepare.”The school said other student-athletes will return later this summer in a phased approach. Athletes will be evaluated for clearance by the Oklahoma medical staff and will be continuously monitored and expected to adhere to several safety protocols and guidelines.___Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio says he would prefer that his team hold preseason workouts in Milwaukee rather than its spring training home in Arizona if Major League Baseball decides to resume its season.Attanasio said it would be a “real boost for everyone” to “bring the boys back in town” as he joined Brewers general manager David Stearns and manager Craig Counsell in a Zoom session with the Greater Milwaukee Committee, a group of area business leaders. Bettman says each hub will play host to the top 12 teams in each conference with one based in an Eastern Conference city, and another in the West.The league has narrowed its focus of hub cities to 10, and will make a final decision based on approval from local health officials.The league expects players can begin returning to their home rinks early next month.Training camps won’t open until July 1 at the earliest.Bettman said the league is open to playing into early fall. Bettman stresses the plan’s approval doesn’t guarantee the resumption of games. The league and players must still determine safety protocols and solve other issues, including where to play.Under the expanded format, the top four teams in each conference will play for seeding while the other 16 face off in a best-of-five series. The league has been shut down since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.In going ahead with the top 12 teams in each conference, the decision officially ends the seasons of the league’s bottom seven teams. They are Anaheim, Buffalo, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Ottawa and San Jose.___The Miami Dolphins are turning their field into a drive-in theatre. The team announced plans for a theater inside the stadium that will accommodate up to 230 cars. In addition, a new open-air theater on the stadium plaza will host small groups. Classic movies and commencements will be among the events shown, and social distancing will be observed.“We’ve spent several weeks planning this to be able to provide people with a safe option to go out and enjoy movies, classic Dolphins content, concerts, and celebrate 2020 graduates,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement Tuesday.___Appalachian State is cutting three varsity men’s sports as part of a plan to save $5 million.The school announced Tuesday that it has eliminated the men’s soccer, men’s tennis and men’s indoor track and field programs. The school says those cuts are included in a plan to reduce the athletic department’s budget for the 2021 fiscal year by 20%. ___The top men’s soccer league in Ukraine will resume Saturday in empty stadiums after a suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Ukrainian Premier League says it has received approval from the country’s health ministry to restart. No games have been played since March 15.The schedule foresees league games finishing July 19 with a European qualification playoff ending 10 days later.According to UEFA rankings, Ukraine will be the second strongest league in Europe playing, behind only Germany.center_img “We’re still finalizing it. There are going to be a lot of guys down there,” Boykin said. “There’s only so much you can do in (virtual) meetings without being able to go out on the field.”Drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft out of Notre Dame, Boykin had 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie.— David Ginsburg___Defending America’s Cup champion Emirates Team New Zealand has its first race boat back after it was shipped to Europe for two preliminary regattas that were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___Oklahoma will re-open its facilities for voluntary football workouts on July 1 — about two weeks later than the Big 12 Conference has allowed.The school made the announcement on Tuesday.Big 12 presidents and chancellors met last Friday and decided voluntary activities could begin June 15 for football, July 1 for other fall sports and July 15 for all other sports.Oklahoma football has chosen a careful approach. The athletic department’s medicine staff coordinated with the OU Health Sciences Center, Norman campus student health officials, independent in-state and out-of-state infectious disease experts and public health specialists before making the decision. Bettman says games during the play-in format to determine the top 16 teams will be played under regular-season rules. The conference finals and Stanley Cup Final will feature seven-game series.Bettman says the league has yet to determine whether the first two playoff rounds will be five- or seven-game series.___NHL Commmissioner Gary Bettman has announced the league is moving ahead with a 24-team expanded playoff format if it’s able to resume play and award the Stanley Cup.The plan was approved by the NHL’s board of governors, and comes days after the NHL Players’ Association’s executive committee gave the plan a green light. ___The leadoff event to the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating has been canceled by Skate Canada because of the coronavirus pandemic.The event was scheduled for Aug. 26-29 in Richmond, British Columbia. It is the second competition of the seven-part series that has been canceled, with the Slovakia event the following week also not taking place.“Skate Canada has closely monitored the provincial and federal health authorities position on the COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to the health and safety of the athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators,” the organization said Tuesday. “Due to the provincial quarantine guidelines for all travelers and social distancing requirements in effect at this time, Skate Canada regretfully made the decision to cancel the event.” “We have been in constant discussions with teams about necessary protocols to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, and personnel.”A Jets spokesman said: “We are working closely with Gov. Murphy’s office, the league and our medical staff to establish prudent, health and safety measures for our staff and players. Based on those guidelines, we will begin to open our facility using a phased approach at a time that is the most practical for our operations.”The Giants echoed those sentiments and said: “With today’s announcement by the governor, we are finalizing our plans to reopen the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. We will continue to have as many employees as possible working remotely. For employees who need to return to work at our facility, we expect to begin that process next week, and we will do so in a systematic and safe way that adheres to the state’s guidelines and NFL protocols.”___Formula One carmaker McLaren says 1,200 jobs will be lost across its entire group’s operations because of the coronavirus outbreak. There is still no timetable for the resumption of game action or when players can return to team facilities for voluntary workouts. This announcement does come on the heels of the league and NHLPA unveiling protocols for those workouts, including a limit of six players on the ice at a time.___Conferences and television networks have agreed to an extension to next week’s deadline for determining the broadcast schedule for college football’s early season games.The Football Bowl Subdivision conferences issued a joint statement Tuesday along with ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and their affiliated networks. The statement said only that the game times would be set “at a later date as we all continue to prepare for the college football season.” The deadline typically falls on June 1, which is Monday.___Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted Tuesday that as long as the NFL’s Giants and Jets and the NHL’s Devils follow health and medical protocols, they could open training camps or even hold competition. The NFL’s preseason and training camps wouldn’t begin until midsummer — teams are doing virtual workouts in place of the usual on-field activities because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the NHL is planning ways to complete the 2019-20 season. Should those plans include the Devils, they now can reopen their training facilities.“Professional sports teams in NJ may return to training and even competition — if their leagues choose to move in that direction,” Murphy wrote on Twitter. The Latest: Bettman: 24-team format will have 2 hub cities Te Aihe (The Dolphin) returned to Auckland early Tuesday morning after being away for nearly four months. Team New Zealand last sailed Te Aihe on the Hauraki Gulf on Jan. 15. It left the base on Feb. 2, accompanied by 16 containers full of workshops, chase boats and everything else needed to support the team at America’s Cup World Series regattas in Cagliari, Italy, in late April and Portsmouth, England, in early June. Those regattas were canceled in March as the coronavirus spread around the world.The boat traveled on four ships and visited 15 ports, including loading on and off in the New Zealand port of Tauranga, transhipped in Singapore each way and loaded off and on in Gioia Tauro, Italy.“It is good to see her back sooner than expected,” logistics manager Andy Nottage said. “She has been on quite the adventure, but it is good to have her home in one piece thanks largely to the ongoing support of Maersk.”Nottage said Te Aihe was shipped in a relative state of readiness, so it won’t take long to get it sailing again.”The final ACWS regatta is set for just before Christmas in Auckland. The Prada Cup for challengers is set for Jan. 15-Feb. 22, with the winner advancing to face the Kiws in the 36th America’s Cup March 6-21. It was not immediately clear how the cuts would affect the group’s F1 operation. The sport has yet to start its 2020 season amid the pandemic.The McLaren Group says “the cancellation of motorsport events, the suspension of manufacturing and retail activities around the world and reduced demand for technology solutions have all led to a sudden impact” on its revenue-generating activities.McLaren says the reduced budget-cap level for F1 teams also led to the job losses.The cuts represent about a quarter of the group’s workforce.McLaren executive chairman Paul Walsh says “we plan to emerge as an efficient, sustainable business with a clear course for returning to growth.” The league is bringing all nine of its teams to one site at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, because of the pandemic instead of having matches around the United States.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more