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first_imgMarco Reus out of Euro 2016 BERLIN (AP): Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus was dropped from Germany’s European Championship squad yesterday and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger made the final cut despite injury. Reus, who had been struggling at the team’s training camp in Ascona, Switzerland, was omitted from the final list of 23 players, along with Hoffenheim defender Sebastian Rudy and Bayer Leverkusen players Julian Brandt and Karim Bellarabi. “The doctors could not give a clear prognosis,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said of Reus. “He has huge health problems and can only walk straight at the moment. More wasn’t possible in training so far. “It’s a bitter decision for us and for him, a disappointment for us all, because a Marco Reus in form, healthy and fit, would have been a huge addition,” Loew said. “But for technical reasons we have to take this decision as we know this tournament will be very strenuous.” Reus also missed Germany’s World Cup win in 2014 because of injury. No evidence of corruption in tennis match LONDON (AP): The Tennis Integrity Unit says no evidence of corruption was found after an investigation into a mixed doubles match at this year’s Australian Open that had reportedly attracted suspicious betting patterns. A statement emailed by TIU spokesman Mark Harrison yesterday said “no further action will be taken against any player involved in the match”, in which Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova beat David Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena. The statement added: “TIU investigations not only root out corrupt practices, but also support players who are the subject of unproven speculation.” The Wall Street Journal first reported the TIU’s findings. Wrestling champion gives up Olympic place MOSCOW (AP): A two-time wrestling world champion says he is giving up his place at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a brawl marred a Russian qualifying tournament. Viktor Lebedev was competing against Ismail Musukayev in a semi-final bout at the Russian nationals on Friday when Musukayev was angered by refereeing calls against him and shoved Lebedev. Musukayev’s supporters and coaches charged into the ring, prompting a scuffle that was broken up by riot police. Wrestlers from Musukayev’s home region of Dagestan then boycotted the tournament in protest at the standard of refereeing, causing a nationwide scandal. Lebedev told local news outlet News.Ykt that he is withdrawing from the Olympic team as “a matter of honour” because he feels the referees gave him favourable calls in front of his home crowd.last_img read more

Will Texas Have Enough Workers For LongTerm Recovery After Hurricane Harvey

first_img X – / 3One of the big workforce issues after a hurricane is purely practical, and that’s having places for recovery workers to live so they won’t have to drive in from long distances.Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema was one of the officials testifying before the House Business and Industry Committee at a hearing held on South Padre Island. “We already don’t have housing for our existing workforce right now,” said Hockema. “And so if you look at the people working in these hotels and restaurants, they don’t live here because we do not have adequate affordable housing.”Hockema said one thing the state can do is give counties more authority to establish building and floodplain regulations. That could lead to more storm-resistant housing.“Those tools are what allow you to establish a resilient, robust housing stock that can withstand a hurricane,” explained Hockema. “So you don’t lose such a large percentage of your housing and you have that housing available for your workforce.”Also testifying was South Padre Island City Manager Susan Guthrie, who said affordable housing is also an issue in her community. Guthrie said most of their city workers don’t even live on the island and commute from nearby communities.“Getting workforce, just the general workforce here post-storm, much less the relief workers, is really a challenge,” added Guthrie. “And especially when you’re talking about one way on, one way off this island.”The committee will hold another hearing Thursday in Brownsville. Share 00:00 /00:47center_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more