Photo: ContributedThe Earl and Countess of Wessex. Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2 Official VisitsFebruary 20, 2014Written by: Judith A. Hunter Story HighlightsPrince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex will arrive in the island on Sunday, March 2, for a four-day Working Visit. Their Royal Highnesses will participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Jamaica. The Earl will meet with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica. Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedRegion Has Collective Wisdom to Overcome Poverty and Inequality – PM Earl and Countess of Wessex to Visit on March 2JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedPM Calls for Integrated Strategy to Address Climate Change Prince Edward, the Earl and the Countess of Wessex will arrive in the island on Sunday, March 2, for a four-day Working Visit.Their Royal Highnesses will participate in activities related to the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Jamaica.As the Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Foundation and Chair of the International Council, the Earl will meet with the Board of Directors of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International, Jamaica. The Board is chaired by Professor Derrick McKoy, of the University of the West Indies, Mona.Download Media Accreditation form for the Visit of the Earl and Countess of WessexThe Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people. It is awarded to young people between the ages of 12 and 24, who learn to work as a team. They are also required to complete activities in four areas for a specified period, including an adventurous expedition, skills and physical recreation.The Award was founded in 1956 by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, and now operates in 144 countries, including Jamaica. Since its inception, over seven million persons around the world have participated in the Award.Some of the other activities that their Royal Highnesses will participate in during the visit include a courtesy call on the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who is also Patron of the Award in Jamaica; tours of the UWI Sports Medicine Facility, the University of Technology (UTech), the Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Bustamante Museum.They will also visit the Jamaica Defence Force Headquarters, Genesis Academy, Holy Family Primary and Infant Schools and the Portmore HEART Academy. Their Royal Highnesses will depart the island on March 5. RelatedCuban President says Region Must Take Bold Steps to Eradicate Poverty
Czech national football does not remember such wilderness. On Friday, two hours before the match, it was decided that the Czechs would take part in the League of Nations match against the Slovaks. This is despite another test with a positive result for covid-19.Dočkal et al. they played great, they won the duel 3: 1. But after the match, the players learned that the team was dissolving due to the spread of the covid disease. And that they are going home. According to the first reports, it seemed that the planned Monday match of the League of Nations in Olomouc against Scotland was canceled.“We will play it 80 percent,” said Martin Malík, chairman of the football association, in a morning interview for Seznam Zprávy. Shortly after 1 p.m., the FACR confirmed that the match would definitely take place.In the interview, Martin Malík explains how all previous vicissitudes have evolved, why individual decisions were made and who made them. And it outlines how the team will come together for Monday’s match. “It is certain that we cannot use any of those who were in Bratislava, including coaches,” says Malík.To the madness that is around @ceskarepre_cz in the last days unleashed, the team stood up in the best possible way.In Bratislava he showed an excellent, concentrated, sports-quality performance.And he deservedly won, in fact not only over SVK.I really smack and clap in front of players and coaches!– Ludek Madl (@LudekMadl) September 4, 2020Recall that the team first met at the meeting on Monday. And on Tuesday, it was found that one of the members of the implementation team has a positive test for covid-19. This significantly unsettled large Czech clubs, which are waiting for important European Cup matches, especially Slavia. Martin Malík has already described the situation connected with the measures before the match in Slovakia in this interview (here), which we published on Thursday. But the situation was even more turbulent than anyone could have expected.Let’s get a little at it, let’s try to tell a complicated story chronologically. And freely follow up on our previous conversation. So let’s go back to Friday afternoon, when the team has been nervous at the hotel for a very long time, how the control tests will turn out. Their results were announced at around 3.30 pm, but they were not available until around 6 pm. Why?If I understood correctly, the four tests came out zero, it was not possible to determine from them whether they were positive or negative. They therefore had to be processed once again.And one of them was subsequently evaluated as positive. As it became known, it was a test of a member of the team management. So who decided in the evening that the Slovakia-Czech Republic match will take place?Slovak Hygiene Station. From their point of view, it was important that the players’ tests were negative. We immediately isolated the infected person.Many, for example the players themselves, do not understand this: They were allowed to play a match in Slovakia, but subsequently the team had to be disbanded. Why? Did the pressure of large Czech clubs influence it? The head of Slavia, Jaroslav Tvrdík, wrote on Twitter that he would demand the withdrawal of the Slavs from the national team.We perceived the pressure from large Czech clubs all week. But he had no significant influence on this decision. As I said, the fact that the match took place in Slovakia was approved by Slovak hygiene. However, we were also in contact with Czech hygiene, specifically with Dr. Marešová, who took care of us in Prague. She agreed that playing a match in Slovakia carries only a low risk. But she decided that after the match, the team must be disbanded.Because after the first find, unfortunately, the second came. And because the team was isolated from the rest of the environment, it was obvious that the virus was probably being transmitted within the Czech team. And in order not to spread further, it was necessary to take additional quarantine measures associated with the fact that this team will no longer work together.Please describe the other quarantine measures.In accordance with the quarantine measures of the League Football Association, footballers from the Czech League will return home, under the control of their clubs. They take additional tests on Monday or Tuesday. And if they are negative, they will be able to start training with their teams under specific conditions. If all goes well, they will be available to clubs for league matches next weekend.As far as I know, the ten-day quarantine was applied to all members of the coaching staff who were closest to the number 2 during the trip to Bratislava. And what about the representatives from foreign clubs?If they have a negative test result on Monday, they will be able to move from the Czech Republic to their clubs. The next procedure will be set for each according to the regulations of the respective country where it operates.Another League of Nations match is scheduled for Monday, and the Czech team should face the Scots in Olomouc. The first news was that the match would not take place, but on Saturday morning, the idea of playing the match came to life again. So what’s the situation now?We are working intensively with UEFA, things are under development, we are looking for solutions.Why did the FACR first communicate that the match against Scotland would not take place in due time – and now you say something else?It was all very hectic on Friday night, there was probably a bit of confusion, we wanted to say that the fate of Monday’s match is being intensively resolved with UEFA.Is it possible to postpone the duel with Scotland to another date?This is a big problem, there are simply no free dates. In addition, the Scots are awaiting the completion of additional play-offs for participation in the EURO tournament. It’s all more complicated.So how likely is it that the match will take place on Monday’s originally scheduled date?I would see it at 80 percent on Saturday before noon. It is certain that we will not be able to deploy any of those who were in Bratislava. Neither players, nor coaches, nor members of the implementation team, nor employees of the association. Nobody.(Note: As FACR spokesman Michal Jurman specified after 1 pm, Monday’s match will take place in agreement with UEFA and the Scottish side.)How will you deal with it? Is it possible to deploy a team under the age of 21 and postpone its Monday match with Croatia? Or deploy, for example, the Sigma Olomouc league team, which would play at the home stadium?You’re probably basically thinking in the right directions, but everything is going well now, now that we’re talking, I can’t tell you what other obstacles we’ll run into. We are dealing with the request.Could it be that Slavia, Sparta or Pilsen would refuse to provide you with other players in “Repre 2”?I don’t think that’s the problem. Look, the team under 21 went through the same system of controls and measures as the “A”. And there was no problem. Unfortunately, with the A-team, covid-19 showed us how insidious it can be.In order for the match to take place on Monday, the new Czech team would have to be tested for covid on Sunday, according to UEFA rules. So do you think it’s realistic to put a new team together so quickly?We’re working on what I’m saying, everything’s up and running. We are exploring opportunities, we are negotiating with UEFA.What sanctions would be imposed by UEFA if Monday’s match did not take place? Contumacy? Fine?Contumination probably yes. As for the financial sanction, this is a question that is difficult to comment on now. So far, no precedent has been set from which to try to deduce this. Unfortunately, it hit us. But I suppose that even though we are the first in this regard, we will probably not be the last.How time went in the covid case of the Czech national teamFriday, August 28:All members of the implementation team are being tested, with the exception of the masseur, who had a negative test from the club on Thursday.Monday, August 31:The Prague meeting begins, where members of the implementation team meet with representatives.Tuesday, September 1:The UEFA test reveals that the already mentioned masseur, who completed a league match on the bench of his club team over the weekend, is positive for covid-19. The masseur is immediately separated from the team.Wednesday, September 2:The control tests of the whole team are negative. Players Tomáš Souček and Patrik Schick, who had a masseur “under his hands”, are quarantined. The other players are divided into groups.Thursday, September 3:Epidemiologists do not recommend air transfer, so there are coaches to Bratislava. In addition, a day later than originally planned.Friday, September 4:The team passes other tests, one of which, with the team manager, is positive. The Slovak Hygiene Station will allow the match to take place.Martina Marešová from the Prague hygiene station decides that the Czech national team should now be dissolved and its members will undergo quarantine measures.Monday, September 7:The Czech-Scotland match should take place in Olomouc. It is not yet clear whether this will succeed. And who would possibly defend the Czech colors in this duel of the League of Nations.
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