Bluegrass Prodigy Billy Strings Plots 52-Date Summer Tour

first_imgBilly Strings Late Spring & Summer Tour 2017 Dates:May 11 Greenville, SC – Lyrics for Literacy at RevelMay 12 – 13 Aiken, SC – Aiken Bluegrass FestivalMay 18 Oberlin, OH – RiverdogMay 19 Pittsburgh, PA – James Street SpeakeasyMay 20 Scranton, PA – Susquehanna BreakdownMay 21 Blairstown, NJ – Roy’s HallMay 24 Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House Music HallMay 25 Martinsville, VA – Roosterwalk 9May 26 – 28 Cumberland, MD – DelFestJune 01 Charlotte, NC – U.S. Whitewater CenterJune 03 Canton, NC – Cold Mountain Music at Lake LoganJune 04 Winston-Salem, NC – Muddy Creek Music HallJune 08 St. Louis, MO – Bootleg at Atomic CowboyJune 10 Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music FestivalJune 12 Calumet, MI – Calumet TheatreJune 16 Miamisburg, OH – Star City BrewingJune 17 Logan, OH – Duck Creek Log JamJune 23 Owensboro, KY – ROMPJune 23-24 Effingham, IL – Moccasin Creek FestivalJune 29-30 Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalJuly 1 Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre*July 6 Newport, KY – Southgate House RevivalJuly 7 Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s BreweryJuly 8 Frankfort, IL – Frankfort Bluegrass FestivalJuly 14 Oak Hill, NY – Grey Fox Bluegrass FestivalJuly 15 Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots FestivalJuly 21 Lexington, KY – The BurlJuly 22 Masontown, WV – Deep Roots RevivalJuly 26 Livingston, MT – Pine Creek LodgeJuly 27 Missoula, MT – Top Hat **July 28 Stanley, ID – Sawtooth Valley GatheringJuly 30 Mt. Shasta, CA – Mt. Shasta Concert SeriesAugust 2 Eugene, OR – Axe & FiddleAugust 3 Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre PubAugust 4-6 Happy Valley, OR – PickathonAugust 17 Sheboygan, WI – John Michael Kohler Arts CenterAugust 19 Chicago, IL – Navy PierAugust 20 Wellstone, MI – HoxeyvilleAugust 24 Norwich, NY – Chenango Summer Concert SeriesSeptember 1 Edgartown, MA – The Port HunterSeptember 2 Nashua, NH – RiverwalkSeptember 8-9 Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival*with Trout Steak Revival**supporting Shooter Jennings Guitarist Billy Strings is jaw-dropping good, and the young player’s unparalleled energy and virtuosic playing continues to impress audiences far and wide. We identified him as one a rising star in our recent article, “5 Up-And-Coming Bluegrass Acts Poised To Take Over The Scene,” and we meant it. The 24-year-old never has won a whole bevy of fans across the country and has performed with the likes of Del McCoury, David Grisman, Larry Keel, Greensky Bluegrass’s Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck, and more while shared the bill with acts like Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, and Cabinet.Today, Billy Strings has expanded his already extensive spring and summer tour to 52 dates across May through to September. The tour winds across the country, offering a diverse sampling of performances at clubs, theaters, and festivals (including Aiken Bluegrass, Susquehanna Breakdown, DelFest, Grey Fox, Pickathon, High Sierra, ROMP, and Blue Ox), and includes a stop at the iconic Colorado venue Mishawaka Amphitheatre with Trout Steak Revival. You can check out his full touring schedule below, and watch Strings in action in the video below.last_img read more

Harvard Corporation elects two new members

first_imgPenny S. Pritzker ’81, former U.S. secretary of Commerce and past Harvard Overseer, and Carolyn A. “Biddy” Martin, president of Amherst College and former chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will become the newest members of the Harvard Corporation in July.In accordance with Harvard’s charter, they were elected today by the President and Fellows, with the consent of the Board of Overseers. They will fill vacancies created as Boston business executive Joseph J. O’Donnell ’67, M.B.A. ’71, completes his Corporation service, and as President Drew Faust steps down from the Corporation and Lawrence S. Bacow, J.D./M.P.P. ’76, Ph.D. ’78, a fellow since 2011, assumes the presidency.“Biddy Martin and Penny Pritzker will be outstanding new members of the Corporation,” said William F. Lee, the Corporation’s senior fellow and chair of its governance committee. “Biddy is an exceptionally powerful exponent of liberal arts education as well as college access and inclusion, and she has remarkable leadership experience at three of the country’s finest institutions of higher education. Penny will bring an extraordinary range and depth of experience across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, together with decades of close engagement with Harvard and education more generally. We’re very fortunate to have two such capable, knowledgeable, and accomplished individuals ready to join the Corporation come July.”Here’s a look at the two new members:Penny PritzkerPenny Pritzker ’81, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. © Moshe Zusman Photography StudioPritzker’s career of leadership and service in business, government, education, and the nonprofit world spans more than three decades.As secretary of commerce from 2013 to 2017, she was a key member of the administration’s economic team, guiding efforts to promote international trade, to spur investment from abroad in the U.S., to foster regional innovation ecosystems and strengthen digital policy, and to pursue commercial diplomacy as an important element of U.S. foreign policy.“It’s an incredible honor and privilege to be returning to Harvard in this important role,” Pritzker said. “I am deeply grateful to this University community for its transformative impact on my life and career, helping to shape not only my learning but also my values and commitment to others. Harvard’s faculty, students, and staff are dedicated to academic rigor, world-class research, and making positive contributions to people across America and throughout the globe. My hope is that I will serve as a worthy and wise adviser to President Bacow, the leadership team, and all the University’s various constituents in order to maintain the high level of excellence of this dynamic institution.”Before serving in the federal government, Pritzker founded and ran a wide array of businesses in the real estate, hospitality, senior living, and financial services industries. She was also a member of President Barack Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and his Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Now having returned to the private sector, she is founder and chair of the global investment firm PSP Partners and its affiliates, Pritzker Realty Group, PSP Capital, and PSP Growth.An experienced trustee, she has served in such varied roles as chair of the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, as founder and advisory board chair of Skills for America’s Future, as a trustee of Stanford University, and as current chair of the board of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is a past member of the Chicago Board of Education and past chair of the Chicago Public Education Fund. Her civic activities have been recognized with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, as well as the Harry S. Truman Award from the American Association of Community Colleges.Pritzker has a long record of engagement with the University. Among other roles, she has been a member of the Board of Overseers, a founding member of the Corporation Committee on Facilities and Capital Planning, an adviser on Allston planning, a member of visiting committees for the Art Museums, the College, the Graduate School of Design, and the School of Education, and a prominent figure in Alumni Affairs and Development.In addition to her bachelor’s degree from Harvard, Pritzker holds both a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Dr. Bryan Traubert. The couple are co-founders of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, which works to improve economic opportunity and prosperity for low-income families in Chicago.Carolyn A. “Biddy” MartinAmherst College President Biddy Martin. Photo by Maria StenzelMartin is among the most widely respected and broadly experienced leaders in American higher education. Over the past two decades, she has served as provost of Cornell University, a private research university; as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a public research university; and now as president of Amherst College, a premier liberal arts college.“I am honored to be asked to serve on the Harvard Corporation,” Martin said. “The values that guide Harvard and the example it sets matter, not only to Harvard and its future, but also to the future of American higher education more broadly. I look forward to working with President Bacow and the members of the Corporation to help steward this remarkable institution and promote its mission in the world.”As president of Amherst since 2011, she has been a strong champion of liberal arts education from the humanities to the sciences, a vigorous exponent of expanded college access through need-based financial aid, a powerful voice for diversity and inclusion as well as free inquiry and expression, and a leader in efforts to enhance both academic and residential life.Earlier, as chancellor of UW-Madison from 2008 through 2011, she introduced the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates, designed to improve undergraduate education, strengthen student services, and increase need-based aid. She also worked to sustain the flow of research funds to the university, and to secure greater operating flexibility and autonomy for the flagship campus of the university system.From 2000 to 2008, as Cornell’s longest-serving provost, she oversaw development of a new life sciences building, elevated the stature of humanities research and education, implemented a major financial aid initiative that replaced need-based loans with grants, and developed the university’s priorities for a major capital campaign. A distinguished scholar of German studies and women’s studies, she served on the faculty at Cornell for more than two decades, starting in 1985. She was chair of Cornell’s German Department and senior associate dean of its College of Arts and Sciences before becoming provost.A recipient of distinguished teaching awards at both UW-Madison and Cornell, she holds honorary degrees from both the College of William & Mary and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.Raised in Campbell County, Va., outside Lynchburg, she was the valedictorian at Brookville High School, where she also starred on the basketball team. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary, a master’s degree from Middlebury College’s program at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, and a Ph.D. in German literature from UW-Madison.*Known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College, the Harvard Corporation is the oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere. Chartered in 1650, the Corporation exercises fiduciary responsibility with regard to the University’s academic, financial, and physical resources and its overall well-being. With 13 members, the Corporation is one of Harvard’s two governing boards; members of the other board, the Board of Overseers, are elected by holders of Harvard degrees.Nominations and advice regarding future Corporation appointments may be sent in confidence to [email protected]last_img read more

Hooked on Mueller probe? Law School student’s blog posts are must-reads

first_img Eve Howe: ‘I had to help people in some way’ Grant’s military service prompted a particular interest the legal challenges to the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people in the military. Despite statements to the contrary from the service chiefs of the five military branches, President Trump said the ban was necessary, citing costs and harm to military cohesion and readiness.On Wednesday, the Defense Department approved a new policy that states that currently serving transgender troops and anyone who has signed an enlistment contract by April 12 may continue with plans for hormone treatments or other health care related to their transition if they have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria.After April 12, no one with gender dysphoria who is receiving hormone treatments or who has already transitioned will be allowed to enlist. Any currently serving troops diagnosed with gender dysphoria after this date must serve as their gender assigned at birth and will be barred from taking hormones or receiving transition surgery.“The ‘threat to readiness’ asserted by the government is overblown,” said Grant, now on reserve duty. “I just really don’t think it’s a problem.”She said friends in the military who transitioned while in the service and others who hope to are “rightly unsettled right now” because of the ban, announced in July of 2017.“If the argument is on how great of an impact it is and you have the military saying, ‘Well, it’s just not that many people’ — OK, but for those people, it is everything!” she said. “We need everyone who wants to serve, to serve.” Nuclear submarine expert turns to Law School Trump may be able to build it, Harvard analysts say, but then the ripples will widen Are there holes in the Constitution? Whither that wall Related The Trump administration’s tendency to ignore precedent, coupled with the document’s wide latitude for a president, raises new legal questions with few clear answers As the indictments and plea agreements pile up, close followers of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible involvement in Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election have increasingly turned to the blog Lawfare to make sense of the blizzard of court filings and rulings.Co-founded in 2010 by Harvard Law School (HLS) Professor Jack Goldsmith; Robert Chesney, a professor at the University of Texas School of Law; and Brookings Institution fellow Benjamin Wittes, the national security website has become a go-to source for timely expertise on a host of related legal issues, from surveillance and cybersecurity to interrogation and war powers.Though its masthead is stocked with seasoned legal firepower from across the country, two of Lawfare’s most widely discussed stories in the past few months — an exhaustive analysis of the so-called Steele dossier and a look at efforts to obstruct justice during Watergate — were co-authored by Sarah Grant, a highly accomplished yet stunningly modest third-year at HLS.Grant has a longstanding interest in national security and said the opportunity to write for the blog was “a consideration” when she decided to come to the Law School. In addition to writing, she leads Lawfare’s small team of student contributors, mostly HLS students, following the collateral litigation arising from various U.S. military commissions, such as the 9/11 Commission, which still has three active cases involving Guantanamo detainees.With Chuck Rosenberg, M.P.P. ’85, a former federal prosecutor who worked for Mueller and former FBI director James Comey, Grant pored through publicly available legal records to evaluate the accuracy of the bombshell report compiled by former MI6 Russia expert Christopher Steele for the first story. For the Watergate piece, Grant, who was not yet born at the time of the scandal, worked with former FBI general counsel James A. Baker, part of Comey’s inner circle at the start of the bureau’s criminal counterintelligence investigation and now a lecturer at HLS, to examine what the report by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski — declassified in October and often called the “Watergate road map” — reveals about President Richard Nixon’s attempts to gain improper access to information about his own legal jeopardy during the Department of Justice’s investigation. Like many other seeming Nixonian parallels, it’s a scenario many critics contend Trump recreated in his appointment of an unqualified, sympathetic ally, in former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker.In many ways, the Mueller investigation’s triangulation of intelligence, national security, and the law neatly encapsulates a concern Grant has been “torn” over: the tension between protecting national security and operating with enough transparency that citizens understand and trust what the intelligence community and federal law enforcement organizations say occurred did, in fact, happen.“When you have leaks out of the CIA or the NSA [National Security Agency] or wherever else because you have a lot of individuals who see that, in some cases, the administration has been misrepresenting the facts or what law enforcement agencies are doing, there’s one instinct to say ‘No, this is real. We have information. We are not making this up. This is not a witch hunt. The intelligence agencies are doing their job.’ That has public messaging value,” said Grant, who also co-edits the HLS National Security Law Journal.But those leaks are often unlawful and may come at a steep national security and human cost. Between Election Day in November 2016 and the Steele dossier’s publication in early January 2017, for instance, several high-level Russian diplomats and government and military officials suddenly died or went missing.A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Grant spent a year at the University of Cambridge studying for a master’s degree in international relations and got an “eye-opening” tutorial in the complexities of the U.S. role in global affairs from her classmates.“It was just really nice to learn from Americans who had come from a wide variety of backgrounds and international students who had very different perspectives on international relations and foreign affairs” than the views offered at the Naval Academy, said Grant. “To be in class and to be constantly faced with the challenge of reassessing my own assumptions and reassessing the things that I thought were unequivocal ‘goods’ that aren’t in every case, that was just a great experience all around,” she said.After Cambridge, Grant joined the U.S. Marine Corps, in part because of the leadership training and intelligence career potential it offered and in part because many of the folks on campus she most admired and saw as good role models were Marines. She spent four years on active duty stationed in Okinawa, Japan, in a noncombat role, doing intelligence and humanitarian work, then completed two at-sea deployments, in East Asia and South Asia, before moving on to the Law School.While national security is certainly in her future, Grant is not yet sure where it will be. She’s mulling over several paths at present — litigation, working in the Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor, or perhaps elsewhere in the Executive branch or Congress doing national-security policy.After graduation from HLS in May, she’ll take the D.C. bar exam in July and then spend a year clerking for Chief Justice Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago. The following year she’ll clerk for Judge Katherine P. Failla in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).last_img read more

PREMIUMAt least 30 articles in omnibus bill contravene Constitution

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Forgot Password ? At least 30 articles in the omnibus bill on job creation are constitutionally problematic, therefore the government should retract the bill and fix it before resubmitting the draft law to the House of Representatives, legal observers have warned.Judicial watchdog KoDe Inisiatif said the omnibus bill, if passed into law, would revive seven problematic laws that had been annulled by the Constitutional Court.The bill, which comprises the draft revision of 79 laws, also neglected 25 other Constitutional Court rulings with 21 of them not adopted at all and four only partially adopted.”All potential violations of the constitutional norms are a serious concern. All of these will be seen as systemic deviations, not simply partial,” KoDe Inisiatif constitutional and economics coordinator Rahmah Mutiara said on Thursday.Citing an example, Rahmah said Article 166 of the b… omnibus omnibus-bill omnibus-bill-on-job-creation Constitution Constitutional-Court Jokowi puan-maharani Susilo-Bambang-Yudhoyono Airlangga-Hartarto Topics : Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Googlelast_img read more

Emiliano Martinez sends warning to Arsenal teammate Bernd Leno

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 2:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Emiliano Martinez is currently Arsenal’s cup goalkeeper but wants Bernd Leno’s No.1 shirt (Picture: Getty)Emiliano Martinez has warned Bernd Leno he is not content playing second fiddle to the Germany international.The former Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper has firmly established himself as Arsenal’s No.1 and was one of the few players to emerge from Monday’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford with any credit.With Petr Cech having retired at the end of last season and David Ospina joining Napoli on a permanent basis, Martinez has been promoted up the Arsenal goalkeeping pecking order.The 27-year-old has been forced to bid his time for opportunities having joined Arsenal seven years ago and been sent out on loan to six different clubs.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMartinez has kept two clean sheets in cup competitions this season and was earlier this week rewarded with his first call-up to the senior Argentina squad, but he insists he is still hungry for more.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe said: ‘That’s [being No.1] is what I’m working for. We’ve worked really hard. To play for Arsenal you have to challenge everyone. Matt challenges me and I challenge Bernd.‘I don’t know if people aren’t taking the Europa League seriously, it’s a great competition… We always take it really seriously.‘Since I signed for this club my goal was always to be a No.1. I’ve been here for 10 years, I came as a young boy and now I’m a grown man.‘Some loans were good, some were bad. That’s the dream, I won’t stop until I’m the No.1 for Argentina.‘Do I feel I’m the best? Of course. If you want to be the No.1 you have to.‘Sal and Javi have taken me to another level, I’m very grateful but my goals are to go higher.’Is Emi Martinez good enough to be Arsenal’s No.1?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: The real reason former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger sold Serge GnabryMORE: Arsenal scouts to watch transfer target Dominik Szoboszlai in action against Liverpoolcenter_img Advertisement Emiliano Martinez sends warning to Arsenal teammate Bernd Lenolast_img read more

​ATP backs ethical currency trading code

first_imgAccording to the FinansWatch report, Danish pension fund PFA and 12 other investors joined a lawsuit against 16 major international banks accused of manipulating currency prices. Danish pension fund ATP has signed up to the FX Global Code, a scheme created by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) and central banks outlining ethical practices for trading within the foreign exchange (FX) market.The move came after a series of instances in which investors have sued major international banks relating to their behaviour in the currency markets, according to a report by Danish news service FinansWatch.Jan Ritter, head of hedging and treasury at ATP, said: “Unfortunately, we have seen a number of examples of irregularities in the foreign exchange market, which is inappropriate when we really need to ensure well-functioning exchange activities and high credibility.“For this reason, it makes perfect sense to ATP to contribute to the promotion of these principles for ethical behaviour and support the development of a healthy exchange market.” Source: ATPATP’s office in Hillerød, DenmarkATP, however, has now become the first Danish fund to officially sign up to the FX Global Code.The fund has also become a member of the Scandinavian FX Global Code committee, which comprises of representatives from a number of central banks and investors who meet to discuss issues surrounding the FX market.Apart from setting an example of good behaviour within the market, ATP said it hoped the agreement would help the general functioning of the FX market as a whole, ensuring the best possible prices.“By supporting this initiative, we contribute to positive development in the markets,” Ritter said. “We trade currencies in numerous markets, and we want our business partners to be decent and professional.”ATP uses the currency markets to hedge the Danish krone when investing in foreign equities, among other asset classes.ATP is one of just five market participants now listed on the Global Foreign Exchange Committee’s Global Index of Public Registers as pension funds, alongside Publica, Switzerland’s largest pension investor, which was also admitted in January.The index, which has 872 entries altogether, serves as a central reference point for demonstrated commitment to the FX Global Code.last_img read more

Gay bill: Another step forward

first_imgNZ Herald 14 May 2013Same-sex marriage campaigners say the overwhelming support for the bill at its second hurdle is a ringing endorsement which shows MPs are in line with the views of ordinary New Zealanders. Labour MP Louisa Wall’s bill passed its second reading last night 77 votes to 44, a drop in support of three votes from the first reading.….Conservative lobby group Family First this morning said it would continue to oppose the bill.“It is hugely concerning that the politicians failed to grasp some critical consequences of changing the definition of marriage,” national director Bob McCoskrie said.He said there was almost no discussion at the second reading about the bill’s impact on adoption law.Redefining marriage would allow same-sex partners to adopt as a couple, which Mr McCoskrie said was a change that was being “snuck under the door”.Mr McCoskrie also voiced concerns that independent celebrants could be coerced into marrying same-sex couples.The bill allows celebrants who are part of religious organisations to decline marrying same-sex couples, but does not extend that to independent celebrants.Mr McCoskrie said it was highly ironic that the Greens and Labour were determined to have a referendum on asset sales but would not allow one on marriage.An attempt by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters to delay the law change, until a referendum could be held at the 2014 general election, was voted down by a margin of 83 votes to 33.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10871169last_img read more

St. Louis student earns Indiana State Fair honors

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — St. Louis kindergartener, Jack Brunsman, won 1st place in the “Indiana Young Farmers Association Pedal Pull” at the State Fair on August 11.  This qualified him to participate in the Champion of Champions Pull on August 19th, also held at the State Fair.In the “Champion of Champions” event Jack did a “full pull” at 300 pounds and his second pull was 350 pounds and was another “full pull.”In the final round, Jack’s third attempt resulted in him pulling a 450-pound sled 31 feet and his opponent having a “full pull”, so Jack placed second in this competition.Jack also participated at the Pioneer Engineers Club earlier this month, receiving a first place.  He is now qualified to pull at the 2019 National Kiddie Tractor Pullers Grand National Championship in Greenville, Ohio.last_img read more

Pakistan cricket tour in chaos as Seven more players test positive for coronavirus

first_img But Pakistan cricket chiefs insist those players unaffected will still depart for the UK on Sunday and the rest can join them later. Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan said: “The tour of England is still very much on track.” England supremo Ashley Giles also remains optimistic the three Tests and three T20 matches will be played. Batsmen Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez and bowlers Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Kashif Bhatti and all-rounder Rizwan Ahmed all tested positive yesterday. So did team masseur Malang Ali. They join batsman Haider Ali, leg-spinner Shadab Khan and fast bowler Haris Rauf who returned positive tests on Monday. None of the ten players had experienced symptoms of Covid-19 before testing positive. All of them will be re-tested tomorrow. The Pakistan Cricket Board revealed that all players and support staff who have tested negative will as planned fly to Manchester on a charter flight on Sunday. They will be tested again on arrival in the UK. Those who have tested positive must isolate at home for two weeks before undergoing further testing. If they then test negative, they will be permitted to fly to the UK on a commercial flight. The tour to England is very much on track and the side will depart as per schedule on June 28. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Best Cars Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Best Natural History Museums You Won’t Regret Visiting10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The World Loading… Khan added: “The recent positive tests of some of the fittest athletes, who had not shown any symptoms, clearly reflect the danger of this virus. “We will continue to monitor and support the players who have tested positive, including conducting antibody tests, and as soon as they test negative, they will be flown to join the squad in England. “At the moment, they have been advised to go into self-isolation so that they not only recover quickly but also prevent their other family members from being infected. “The tour to England is very much on track and the side will depart as per schedule on June 28. Fortunately, all the first-choice red-ball squad, barring Mohammad Rizwan, are negative, which means they can start training and practising immediately after they have been tested and given the all clear when they arrive in England.” Giles is hopeful there is sufficient time between now and the scheduled First Test at Old Trafford on August 5 for the crisis to ease. Giles said: “It is a concern and obviously I’m most concerned about those players who tested positive and their welfare. “At the moment, I don’t think the tour is in doubt. We are far enough away from the start of the Test series not to worry too much at the moment. We’re still hopeful the Pakistan team will be arriving in the country fairly soon. read also:England star Carberry claims ‘cricket is rife with racism’ “But this is the difference with the international sport – we need to get our opposition into the country. Anything that puts that at risk or in danger is clearly a problem. “There are far more important things than sport but we’re hopeful that, if we can get international sport played, it will be a fillip for many people around the world.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Seven more Pakistan players have tested positive for Covid-19 – taking the total to ten.last_img read more