Real Madrid in quarantine as La Liga suspends fixtures

first_imgA club statement read: “A player from our basketball first team has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.”Since then, the recommendation has been made to quarantine both the basketball first team and the soccer first team, given that the two squads share facilities in Ciudad Real Madrid.   “Likewise, it has been decided to close the facilities at our training ground and it is also recommended that all Real Madrid personnel who work there remain in quarantine.”La Liga has also followed Italy’s Serie A in suspending its matches, following a meeting on Thursday with the Spanish Football Federation and the Spanish Players Union (AFE).It means league fixtures over the next two weekends in Spains’ top two divisions will be postponed.A La Liga statement read: “In view of the circumstances known this morning, referring to the quarantine established in Real Madrid and the possible positive tests from players at other clubs, La Liga considers that the circumstances now exist to continue with the next phase of action against COVID-19.””La Liga agrees to suspend at least the next two matchdays,” the statement added. “This decision will be re-evaluated after the quarantine at affected clubs and other possible situations that could occur have ended.”Topics : Real Madrid went into quarantine on Thursday as La Liga announced Spain’s top two divisions will be suspended for at least two weeks over the coronavirus.La Liga authorities made the decision after Real Madrid confirmed its senior soccer team is in quarantine after one of the club’s basketball players tested positive for the virus.Real Madrid’s soccer and basketball players share facilities at Ciudad Real Madrid, the club’s training ground in Valdebebas.last_img read more

Cash starts to flow for Pembrokeshire marine renewables

first_imgThe Port of Milford Haven has allocated £650,000 to start dockyard improvements as part of a project set to make Pemborke Dock a center for marine renewable energy research and development.The dockyard improvements will form part of Pembroke Dock Marine – the £76 million Swansea Bay City Deal project.The project will see the Port of Milford Haven partner with Marine Energy Wales, ORE Catapult and Wave Hub to develop a world-class center for marine energy research and development, fabrication, testing and deployment, in Pembrokeshire.The funding will maintain momentum on the crucial planning and consenting work and will help ensure building work can begin shortly after the City Deal business plan has been signed off, the Port of Milford Haven said.Alec Don, Chief Executive of the Port, said: “Pembrokeshire’s capacity to capitalize on its unique location and supply chain, next to one of the country’s richest areas for marine renewable energy, is limited only by its intent to put in place the infrastructure, partnerships and funding necessary.“The Port is only one of the partners involved in the project, of course, accounting for 37% of the total package, but we are stating, in the clearest terms possible, that we are committed to making Pembroke Dock Marine a world-leading center in this fast-growing sector.”The Port of Milford Haven’s Engineering Director Tim Bownes, who is heading up the Pembroke Port element of the project, said there will be a comprehensive period of consultation, during which the views of stakeholders, including the general public, will be sought.“This is an exciting project that could transform the area and it will bring opportunities for local people and businesses,” said Brownes. “We will be asking all interested parties to come forward if they have any questions about the project. Our door will be open. There will also be formal consultations taking place in due course.”last_img read more