Some days ago Trump declared that his government will close the border with Canada due the people who live there wants to go to the States. This article explains detailed why nobody who lives in Canada would go to USA.
In the other hand, it really amuses me how a country like El Salvador, which is one of the poorest country in the region, has been one of the first country who took an early stand against COVID-19. This centroamerican country barred entry to nearly all foreigners, required a 30-day quarantine for Salvadorans arriving from other countries, suspended schools for three weeks, and halted gatherings of 500 people or more – all before it had registered a single positive case.
Likewise, they have just released new measures in order to relief the economic impact for people and businesses.
For a three-month period, affected parties will be exempt from payments for electricity, water, mortgages and personal loans, credit cards, telephones, cable and internet, among other services.
In Canada, supported the American government closing it's borders with us.
FIVB is very determined to play this year VNL.
1. If world will come back to normal shape tournament will be held 15 August-September/October.
2. There is idea to reduce teams from 16 to 12 to reduce amount of travels.
Wow. Just wow.
To make it more difficult (as if it needs any more of that!), try to construct 14 player current squad with the limitation of only 1 player per country. Its more tricky than you might think because some of the best players right now in the world are in countries with more than 1 world-class players, and you have to think not just who are the best players in the best teams in the world, but which of the national players from the top countries are the most indispensable on their respective positions vis-a-vis the rest of the world. Here's my try:
Setters: Joanna Wolosz, Nootsara Tomkom
OH: Zhu Ting, KYK, Gabi, Samantha Bricio
OPP: Tijana Boskovic, Isabelle Haak
MB: Robin de Kruijf, Eda Erdem Dundar, Irina Fetisova, Chiaka Ogbogu
LIB: De Gennaro, Brenda Castillo
This makes it so much more difficult. At least you are giving us something to do during quarentine
I'd agree with your roster mostly, some changes:
De Gennaro <==> Kotoe Inoue
Boskovic <==> Egonu
Tomkom <==> Maja
but idk, i was mostly focused on replacing tomkom with a taller setter (for blocking) and Maja was the first one that came to my mind. So then I had to replace Boskovic and then led to a bunch of replacements.
this just in guys: professional athletes do not need to watch their physique.
Many people go out and don't care, I was laughing at Greece but it's the same, but much worse version.
They need to take drastic measures or Turkey will be up there in the most infected list too. I already said from the start, once it hits Turkey, it's gonna go fast and our shit government can't do anything right anyway.
Also everyone yes I'm back lol. I'm cooled down now.
Everyone thinks it won't affect them until it does.... Virus doesn't need passport or visa.
zhang/sylla/mihajlovic (2 of 3, can't decide)
yan/koroleva/danesi (again 2 of 3)
gizem orge (from vakif, not a NT player)
only 3.3 million people applied for unemployment this week in the USA. That is roughly 1% of the US population. Or 2% of the eligible work force (aged 18-69).
only 3.3 mil? sarcasm?
So now with Olympics are postponed for next year, that means that Zhu Ting will stay one more season in China....
sad. Don't even know what new format CVA is gonna roll out for the league. Hope it's longer and not a mini-league of ........... 13 games >.>
“ 'If #COVID19 only kills people above 40, why should we close schools' Bolsonaro now (using a teleprompter) on national TV. Zero mentions of the 46 victims in Brazil. And attacks on press and governors."
What you saw happen in Italy and what is still happening there and the whole world... it's going to happen here in Brazil, and it will be worse, much worse... Just wait and see... And for me, I'm trying to stay calm, God knows I'm trying, but I don't know how much I can handle, I don't know how long I can take it... I know you all get pretty agitated when we talk about politics and that a lot of people won't care about any of this.. But this parasite needs to fuck the hell off, or worst, because, if he doesn't, we will (continue to) suffer... we will die!
So, after all that off my chest... In the end, when this is all over, please, never forget what happened, remember to empathize with each other, remember that your life is worthy, A LOT, but as much as anyone's life and vote for what's right, for good people who cares about people, not capitalism puppets. Please!
Yikes. Hang in there
It just dawned on me: assuming VNL stays on (re)schedule, this will be the first time that Serbia might actually take that competition (counting WGP) seriously in years.
Preparation for olympics?
After the decision to postpone Olympics for one year the interesting question arises, if the current qualifications are preserved - I guess, they will, but nothing is for sure now.
No way can they not preserve it.... Otherwise what is the justice for the qualified teams?
qualification rules won't change though right...?
have you seen the monkeys running around in the white house? no surprise we're in this mess...
what do you have against monkeys to compare them as such my friend
Maybe I’m a bit selfish but I really hope for nov 2020. I don’t want to loose this year for good. I hope that coming summer will heal the situation. But if medical authorities will give the opinion that 2021 would be better, then ok. Too many people dying to ignore this.
I don't think nov 2020 is possible. For volleyball it is ok. But what about other sports that are played outside? It gets cold in the winter....
News is Italy has taken over China in terms of total number of deaths. Is that true? How could that possibly happen?
In South East Asia Indonesia has the highest number of deaths despite having low number of positive cases. This might due to the lack of high quality handling. I read on Twitter that it took about 3-5 days to do the test there when it took only few hours on some other countries.
This is hard man. I wish we all could follow Taiwan's ways of handling this.
The short answer is that Italy didn't lock down until the entire country was infected (and the medical system is overwhelmed so doctors have no choice but to choose who to cure), whereas China locked down the one province with the original outbreak and sent medical staff from the other provinces into that outbreak province. So you have a country's healthcare system supporting a province in China.
The reason for not seeing many left MBs is the fact that the ball needs to travel longer before it reaches to their left arm compared to right arm, thus making their attack more predictable (same issue with left handed outsides but they can afford this slight disadvantage while MBs need to be extremely fast and unpredictable) also lefty MB would have less angle at attack since their approach is generally very close towards the setter
That is true for A-quick, but what about the slide? wouldn't the left arm be closer?