The Ministry of Tourism has published a public call for applications for grants under the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program in 2018 intended for the public sector – local and regional self-government units for which HRK 25 million has been provided. The program will co-finance projects for the arrangement of sea and other beaches, continuation of construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation of visitor centers and interpretation centers and construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation of visitor centers and interpretation centers in Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem (according to the project “Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem”), public tourist infrastructure in the function of active tourism (arrangement and marking of existing and new cycling, hiking and riding routes), arrangement and equipping of public toilets in areas of high concentration of tourist traffic and development of project-technical documentation for public golf courses and cable cars. “By investing in public tourist infrastructure, we create a new attraction base and new motives for the arrival of guests. We have provided HRK 25 million for the public tourism sector, and in addition to beaches, centers and infrastructure intended for active tourism, from this year we are co-financing the preparation of project documentation for public golf courses and cable cars. Apart from accommodation capacities, the destination consists of all accompanying facilities, the entire infrastructure, and it is therefore extremely important that we continuously invest in all segments that make up the entire tourist story in the destination.. ”Said Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli.The Ministry of Tourism will co-finance up to 80 percent, or 90 percent of the eligible / eligible costs of implementing an individual project. The maximum amount of co-financing will depend on the development index of local and regional self-government units – so I. and II. development group of regional self-government units and I., II., III. and IV. the group of development of local self-government units have the right to co-financing projects in the amount of up to 90 percent of eligible / eligible costs, and other groups up to 80 percent of eligible / eligible costs. HRK 25 million for public tourism infrastructureFor beach projects, the minimum amount of support is HRK 200.000,00, and the maximum amount of support is HRK 800.000,00. For co-financing of visitor centers and interpretation centers, the amount ranges from a minimum of HRK 100.000,00 to a maximum of HRK 800.000,00 of support. In accordance with the project of the Government of the Republic of Croatia “Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem”, the Ministry of Tourism co-finances the construction, extension, reconstruction or adaptation of visitor centers and interpretation centers in Slavonia, Baranja and Western Srijem with a minimum of 100.000,00 kn and a maximum of 800.000,00 kn. This year, they will co-finance the arrangement and marking of existing and new cycling, hiking and horseback riding routes with a minimum of HRK 100.000,00, and a maximum of HRK 300.000,00 per project. Furthermore, from this year, arrangements and equipment of public toilets will be co-financed (maximum up to HRK 300.000,00, ie up to 80 percent or 90 percent of eligible / eligible costs) and preparation of project-technical documentation for public golf courses (minimum co-financing amount of 100.000,00, 700.000,00 kn and a maximum amount of up to 100.000,00 kn) and the preparation of project-technical documentation for cable cars with a minimum of 700.000,00 kn, and a maximum of XNUMX kn per project.The public call is open until September 21, 2018. See more information about terms and forms HERE
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The United States has not seen the virus spread through its communities the way that China and other countries have experienced, but health officials are preparing for the possibility even as Americans affected so far have been quarantined.There have been 53 confirmed US cases of the new coronavirus so far – 14 in people diagnosed in the United States and 39 among Americans repatriated from the outbreak’s epicenter of Wuhan, China, and from the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Travel WarningUS health officials have warned that cases among repatriated citizens will likely increase.The CDC warned Americans on Monday to avoid travel to South Korea because of the virus.”We have aggressively worked to combat the spread of this virus, tried to prevent it as best we could from coming into this country,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters earlier on Monday.Trump has been at odds with his own White House advisers over China’s coronavirus response. He has sought to downplay the impact of the virus, saying it could fade in April with warmer weather – something health experts said is unknown.Trump has praised the work of Chinese President Xi Jinping, even as his advisers have questioned the reliability of the information Beijing has shared on the virus and expressed frustration over its reluctance to accept US expertise in combating it.The Trump administration is also grappling with where to send Americans evacuated from the Diamond Princess who tested positive for the virus after backing off plans to quarantine them in a federal facility in Alabama.In a statement on Monday, HHS cited a “rapidly evolving situation,” but said the Alabama center was “not needed at this time” and that it was looking for alternatives. Topics : “The Trump administration continues to take the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease very seriously. Today, the administration is transmitting to Congress a $2.5 billion supplemental funding plan to accelerate vaccine development, support preparedness and response activities and to procure much needed equipment and supplies,” said Rachel Semmel, a spokeswoman for the White House Office of Management and Budget.The money will be used for therapeutics, vaccine development and the stockpiling of personal protective equipment such as masks, the White House said.Of the $2.5 billion request, $1.5 billion represents new funding. The rest would come from funds already budgeted by Congress, such as unused money to fight the Ebola virus. The administration requires congressional approval to redirect that money to fight the coronavirus.House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat, said in a statement the Trump administration’s funding request was “woefully insufficient to protect Americans from the deadly coronavirus outbreak.” The Trump administration is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, including more than $1 billion for vaccines, the White House said on Monday.With financial markets falling on concerns that the virus will have a significant impact on the global economy, the Trump administration is eager to show it is prepared to combat the virus despite the limited number of cases so far in the United States.The virus has spread to some 29 countries and territories beyond mainland China, with outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy.
Mikel Arteta responds to Neal Maupay telling Arsenal’s players to ‘learn humility’ Matteo Guendouzi could face a ban for his confrontation with Brighton striker Neal Maupay (PA)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked whether he felt Guendouzi could face a ban for grabbing Maupay around the neck, Arteta said: ‘I don’t know, I haven’t seen the action.‘I’ve seen a lot of players just talking nad getting together but I don’t know what happened.’Asked if he understood the frustration of his players towards Maupay, Arteta replied: ‘Yeah, but it’s the frustration because we threw the game away, probably that’s a reaction that can happen.‘But I always believe a player has no intention to get someone else injured.’ Advertisement Neal Maupay scored the winning goal to secure Brighton’s 2-1 victory against Arsenal (Getty Images)‘It’s not about character, it’s about how you compete in a Premier League match and it’s for 100 minutes in this case. It’s for every ball, for every action, the moment you lose attention the opponent is going to punish you.‘It’s not the first time it’s happened and if you want to win football games consistenly at this level that’s a must, and it’s non-negotiable.‘I think they competed for a large part of the game but in crucial moments when you don’t you pay the price.‘It’s all my fault, obviously, because I’m the one to make sure they do.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Matteo Guendouzi clashed with Neal Maupay after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton (BT Sport)‘I mean he was talking the whole game, but was saying really bad things.’However, when asked about Maupay’s comments, Arteta disagreed with the accusation.‘I don’t know, he can say whatever he wants,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘I know my players and one aspect they don’t need, for sure, is humility.’ Mikel Arteta disagrees with Neal Maupay’s claim that Arsenal’s players need to learn humility (Arsenal/BT Sport)Mikel Arteta has hit back at Neal Maupay by insisting that his Arsenal players do not need to learn humility following their defeat to Brighton.The Gunners’ hopes of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League have been dealt another blow as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.Nicolas Pepe had put Arsenal in front but late goals from Lewis Dunk and Maupay secured the win for Graham Potter’s side.After the final whistle, Maupay clashed with Matteo Guendouzi as Arsenal’s players were unhappy with the striker’s challenge on Bernd Leno, which forced the goalkeeper to leave the pitch on a stretcher with a knee injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMaupay slammed Arsenal’s players in his post-match interview as he claimed they were trash talking during the game.‘Some of their players need to learn what humility is, especially one of them,’ the Brighton striker told the BBC. Bernd Leno was furious with Neal Maupay after being forced off on a stretcher with a knee injury (AFP via Getty Images)Arteta also took the blame for Arsenal’s players switching off in the final part of the game.‘I think we did a lot of things today to win the game comfortably but we haven’t competed like you have to compete in the Premier League and give the first goal we gave away,’ said Arteta.‘We lost a few important duels after that, I think it’s all our fault. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 20 Jun 2020 7:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares
Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf You can add PA to that list. We will not participate in this systematic effort to suppress the vote. https://t.co/EHnY2NJI5R— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 30, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf The Blog, Weekly Update On Wednesday, Governor Wolf signed HB 1238, an overhaul of animal protection legislation that includes Libre’s Law. The governor invited the public to join him for the signing where they were able to meet canine advocates, including Libre, who added his paw print signature to the bill.Governor Wolf signed a bill on Tuesday that aims to protect benefits for veterans. HB 168, known as the ‘Stolen Valor Bill,’ prohibits the fraudulent representation of military service or military decorations to obtain money, property, or other benefits.On Thursday, Governor Wolf was joined by the Ryder family as he signed HB 217. The bill, which passed unanimously in the House and Senate, strengthens Pennsylvania’s child endangerment laws and increases penalties for those who carelessly and flagrantly endanger children.On Friday, Governor Wolf commended the Senate and House on passing a bipartisan supported General Appropriations Bill and committed to finishing the budget.Governor Wolf’s Week, June 25, 2017 – July 1, 2017Monday, 6/26/17Governor Wolf: CBO Score Confirms Fears of Bipartisan GovernorsTuesday, 6/27/17Governor Wolf Invites Public to Attend Animal Protection Overhaul Bill SigningGovernor Wolf Signs Stolen Valor bill into Law, Protecting Benefits for VeteransWednesday, 6/28/17Governor Wolf Signs Animal Cruelty Prevention BillThursday, 6/29/17Wolf Administration’s PA Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Sharing Data with 10 Other States and D.C.Governor Wolf Signs Law to Increase Penalties for Endangering ChildrenGovernor Wolf Announces Support for 17 Municipal Stormwater Projects in Pennsylvania Counties in Chesapeake Bay WatershedGovernor Wolf Signs Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill into LawFriday, 6/30/17Governor Wolf Acts on House Bill 1071Governor Wolf Commends Passage of Bipartisan General Appropriation Bill, Commits to Finishing BudgetHighlights from TwitterThe Animal Abuse Statute Overhaul is now law. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard for this, and #Libre for helping sign the bill today. pic.twitter.com/ExvFZxLq1N— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June 28, 2017 June 30, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Weekly Update: Signing Libre’s Law, Protecting Benefits for Veterans, Increasing Penalties for Child Endangerment, Passing a Budget That Invests in Schools, Jobs
Other feature winners were Ray Cox Jr. in the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds, David Brandies in the 15-lap GRE/REV Chassis IMCA Stock Cars and Randy Lamar in the Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stocks. MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 22) – Jerry Miles bided his time, worked the high groove and sped by Logan Veloz with six laps left to win the 15-lap B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMod finale on Hall of Fame Night at Maquoketa Speedway. Veloz, Rusty Deshaw, Tyler Soppe and Wes Digman came next. By Rob Hinckley Point leader Soppe suffered a mechanical issue in his own no. 3T ride during his heat. He hopped into Scott Williams’ no. 9 and raced from the tail to that finish, his first outside the top two all season at Maquoketa. The wins came after the inaugural class of the Maquoketa Speedway Hall of Fame was inducted. Ernie Cook, Bob Current, Pickle Edwards, Tom Feller, Lloyd Nabb and Karl Vohringer were honored during intermission.
Mulcahy grabbed her first goal after eight minutes, and palmed home a second in the 28th minute to give her side a 2-5 to 0-7 lead at the break. Cork played defensively in the second half as Kerry fought back with points from Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh. But the Leesiders held out to win by four and set up a meeting with Monaghan in the final on September 29. Valerie Mulcahy was Cork’s hero with a 2-3 tally as the Rebelettes qualified for the All-Ireland Ladies football final with a 2-9 to 0-11 win over Munster rivals Kerry. Press Association
Steven Caulker returned to haunt his former club as his powerful header gave Cardiff the bragging rights in the Barclays Premier League’s first south Wales derby, while Gary Medel and Kevin Theophile-Catherine were among other signings made with Moody’s aid to feature strongly. A game of few clear chances failed to live up to the hyped build-up at Cardiff City Stadium with Michu missing Swansea’s best opportunity in just the fifth minute, but it was Cardiff who emerged victorious as Caulker, who spent a season on loan at Swansea, rose to score the winner. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay appeared to take a thinly-veiled dig at owner Vincent Tan as he praised the work of former head of recruitment Iain Moody following his side’s 1-0 derby win over Swansea. “The signing of Caulker was crucial. I couldn’t believe we actually got him, certainly for the price we ended up paying,” he said. “He was brave to step out of being in a squad like Tottenham’s, but he did it with the best intentions for his football career and not for his pocket. “It is great credit for his future career and future England career and I think he is going to have a long one. “He is our captain. We did our homework on him and were able to get him.” Laudrup, meanwhile, admitted the Swansea dressing room was a miserable place to be. “Disappointment is the only way to describe the feeling in our dressing room,” he said. “I have tried it myself – I have been on the winning side and the losing side in derby games. “It’s always easy to brag when you win, but sometimes you have to stand up even when the other team come out on top. “You have to take the defeat and say: ‘Okay we lost this time’. “You have to accept it – and remember there’s always a next time. “We all knew how important this game was – to the fans, the players, the staff, everybody. “Losing is always a disappointment – but it is even more in these games.” Laudrup also confirmed that Michu will miss the upcoming games with Kuban Krasnodar and Stoke after picking up an ankle injury which forced him off in the second half. Swansea, who had goalkeeper Michel Vorm sent off in stoppage time, had started the game strongly, but Michael Laudrup’s side gradually faded as Cardiff came on strong in the second half. Amid all the recent furore caused by the exit of head of recruitment Iain Moody and the appointment of his acting replacement Alisher Apsalyamov, the uncertainty over Mackay’s future and the motives of controversial owner Tan will be briefly forgotten by Bluebirds’ fans as they revel in derby glory. But when Mackay was asked if he had spoken to Tan after the victory, the Scot replied that he had yet to do so and went on to praise the quality of the players who have joined the club during his time in charge, all of whom were brought in with Moody at his side. “I am delighted about the performance and the three points for our fans, our staff and our players as they have had a tough three or four weeks to endure,” he said. “For us to come out with a performance like that and three points and put a smile on the face of everyone in Cardiff is something that really pleases me more than anything else. “We have worked hard here for two and a half years, in terms of my staff and the players we have brought to the club over the last two and half years to get to a point like this. “We want to make sure we are here next year in this division because it is fantastic and it puts smiles on the faces of everyone and today goes a long way to helping with that.” Caulker was an imperious presence as he skippered the Bluebirds to the three points, and Mackay admitted the England defender has been a “crucial” addition to the Bluebirds squad. Press Association
Police have taken out a shooter at a courthouse in Pennsylvania.Reports say a man who had a hearing this morning was wrestling with a police officer and managed to get a hold of the cop’s gun.Another officer then shot the suspect.The shooting took place at the Delaware County courthouse in Linwood. Overhead helicopter video shows a heavy police presence.SHOOTING AT COURTHOUSE IN DELAWARE COUNTY…At least one person was shot at a Delaware Co courthouse this morning, according to county officials.An ambulance was sent to the Delaware County District Court in Linwood around 10:30am.We’ll have more on this on Eyewitness News… pic.twitter.com/LDPXlydoqK— Eyewitness News (@wbrewyou) June 28, 2019
In a memo sent to teams on Sunday and obtained by The Associated Press, the NBA has offered 10 recommendations to players with hopes of decreasing risks of getting the virus. Those recommendations include not taking items such as pens, markers, balls and jerseys from autograph-seekers.The NBA also told teams that it is consulting “with infectious disease experts, including the Centers for Disease Control” and infectious disease researchers at Columbia University in New York.NBA-KNICKS PRESIDENTKnicks hire longtime player agent Leon Rose as presidentNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks officially have named Leon Rose as their president, hoping the longtime player agent can be just as successful as an executive. March 3, 2020 Baylor, Duke winUNDATED (AP) — Baylor and Duke were able to earn bounce-back wins. The fourth-ranked Bears had dropped two of three since a Big-12-record 23-game winning streak, and the No. 12 Blue Devils were losers in three of their previous four games.In Waco, MaCio Teague hit a 3-pointer with 1:13 left in overtime to help Baylor escape with a 71-68 triumph over Texas Tech. Teague stepped back behind the line and just beat the shot clock to put the Bears ahead 69-65.Baylor sealed the game with Jared Butler’s steal and his two free throws with 11 seconds remaining.Devonte Bandoo had 18 points and Butler 17 for the Bears. The move comes with the 23rd-ranked Illini challenging for the Big Ten Conference championship in Underwood’s third season after going 26-39 during his first two years at the helm. They are 20-9 overall and tied for second in conference play with Michigan State and Wisconsin at 12-6, a game behind Maryland.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-POLLKansas is number oneUNDATED (AP) — Kansas is the unanimous No. 1 in a week of upheaval in men’s college basketball.The Jayhawks received all 64 first-place votes from the media panel in The Associated Press poll. Gonzaga was No. 2, with Dayton, Baylor and San Diego State rounding out the top five. Ngakoue has 37 1/2 sacks and 14 forced fumbles in four seasons. The speedy strip-sack specialist made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and had been seeking around $22 million a year to remain in Jacksonville.NORTH CAROLINA-AGENTS PROBEMistrial declared for ex-football player in NC agent’s caseHILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A Superior Court judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former college football player charged with violating North Carolina’s sports agent law nearly a decade ago.Christopher Hawkins faced four counts tied to providing cash to three former Tar Heels football players in 2010. But after more than seven hours of deliberations Friday afternoon and Monday, the jury informed the judge that it couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict on any charge. Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has withdrawn its appeal of NCAA penalties against its men’s basketball program and will not lay in this month’s ACC Tournament.The Yellow Jackets received a one-year ban on postseason play as well as scholarship reductions and limits on official visits. By saying Monday it would accept those penalties this year, Georgia Tech is assured of being eligible to compete in the postseason next year and beyond.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-ILLINOIS-COACHUnderwood gets extensionCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois says it has rewarded basketball coach Brad Underwood for a significant jump this season, giving him a three-year contract extension through 2026. Update on the latest in sports: Sixth-ranked Kentucky is followed by Florida State, Seton Hall, Maryland and Louisville.The Aztecs, Terrapins and No. 18 Iowa were the only teams to hold their place after a week in which nine Top 25 teams lost to unranked opponents.Dayton has its highest ranking since reaching No. 2 in 1955-56 after stretching its winning streak to 18 games.Virginia, Illinois and Wisconsin moved into the poll. West Virginia, Colorado and Texas Tech fell out.NHL-SCHEDULE Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEKnicks surprise Rockets, Heat beat Bucks againUNDATED (AP) — The New York Knicks have pulled off one of the most impressive wins of their otherwise forgettable season. Rookie guard RJ Barrett tied his season high with 27 points as the Knicks downed the Houston Rockets, 125-123. Julius Randle added 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks, who held on after building a 21-point lead.New York ended Houston’s six-game winning streak and beat the Rockets at Madison Square Garden for the first time since January 2009.James Harden missed his first eight 3-point attempts before finishing with 35 points and eight assists for the Rockets. Russell Westbrook had 24 points and nine rebounds but missed a pull-up jumper on Houston’s final attempt.Meanwhile, the Miami Heat are the first team to beat the Bucks twice this season.Jae Crowder and Jimmy Butler each scored 18 points in the Heat’s 105-89 downing of Milwaukee. Bam Adebayo had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who improved to 39-22 and matched their win total from last season with 19 games remaining. In Durham, freshman Cassius Stanley scored 14 of his 18 points after halftime as the Blue Devils beat North Carolina State, 88-69. Fellow rookie Vernon Carey Jr. added 17 points for the Blue Devils, who shot 63% after halftime and had a run of 17 straight scoring possessions to build a big lead.Duke’s last meeting with the Wolfpack was an 88-66 loss at Raleigh two weeks ago, coach Mike Krzyzewski’s (shuh-SHEHF’-skeez) most lopsided loss to an unranked opponent in his four decades leading the program.N.C. State managed one field goal over the last four minutes of the first half before shooting just 38% after halftime.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-GEORGIA TECH-PENALTIESTech drops appeal of NCAA penalties Rose is taking over what has become one of the NBA’s worst franchises, headed toward its seventh straight season out of the playoffs. Teams such as Golden State and the Lakers have found success handing their basketball operations to an agent.Rose is the former co-head of the basketball division at CAA Sports. He replaces Steve Mills, who was fired early last month.NBA-INJURIESDoncic back in lineup…Oladipo sits one outUNDATED (AP) — All-Star guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) was back in the Dallas Mavericks’ lineup tonight against the Bulls in Chicago after missing a game because of a sprained left thumb. The Bucks established a season-low for points, with Brook Lopez providing a team-high 21. Giannis Antetokounmpo grabbed 15 rebounds but matched a season-low with 13 points on 6 for 18 shooting.Checking out Monday’s other NBA action:— Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points and T.J. Warren added 23 to push the Pacers past the Spurs. Indiana squandered a 15-point, second-half lead before earning its fourth straight win, putting the Pacers in a fifth-place tie with Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference. The Spurs lost for the eighth time in 11 games despite going ahead 102-98 with 6:44 remaining.— The Bulls eked out a 109-107 win over the Mavericks behind Otto Porter Jr., who delivered 18 points in his return from a broken left foot. Coby White scored 19 points to help Chicago win without leading scorer Zach Lavine (lah-VEEN’). Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) scored 23 for Dallas but missed a potential game-winning, 3-pointer at the buzzer.— The Jazz got their four-game road trip off to a good start as Bojan (BOY’-ahn) Bogdanovic provided 28 points and Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) added 20 in a 126-113 victory at Cleveland. Donovan Mitchell had 19 points and nine rebounds for Utah, which made 20 3-pointers while staying in the fifth playoff spot out West. Bogdanovic buried a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch to help the Jazz won for the second time in six games. — Gorgui Dieng (GEER’-gee jehng) contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds while the Grizzlies were holding the Hawks to 32% shooting in a 127-88 dismantling of Atlanta. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO’-nihs) had 15 points with 15 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had nine players score in double figures. The Hawks were denied their first three-game winning streak of the season and suffered the third loss in their last 11 home games.— C.J. McCollum poured in 41 points and Gary Trent Jr. added 24 in the Trail Blazers’ romp over the Magic in Orlando. Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 13 rebounds as Portland ended a 3-game losing streak. The Blazers took control by outscoring Orlando 38-19 in the final period.NBA-VIRUS OUTBREAKWith Virus outbreak, NBA tells teams to keep distance from fans, strangersUNDATED (AP) — The NBA has told teams to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs. It’s the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet. Draisaitl, McDavid erupt against Predators…Avs creep closer to BluesUNDATED (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers’ dynamic duo of Leon Draisaitl (DRY’-sy-tul) and Connor McDavid collected five points apiece at the expense of the Nashville Predators on Monday.Draisaitl added to his NHL-leading point total by furnishing four goals and an assist as the Oilers blew out the Predators, 8-3. McDavid added a goal and four assists in a game that was tied 3-3 until Edmonton erupted for five goals in the third period.Draisaitl’s team-high 43rd goal of the season chased Pekka Rinne (PEH’-kuh-REE’-nah) from the nets midway through the third period. Draisaitl has 107 points, 13 more than No. 2 McDavid in the league points race.Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues’ lead in the NHL’s Central Division is down to one point over Colorado after the Avalanche eked out their seventh straight win. The thumb began to bother Doncic during Friday’s loss to Miami, prompting the team to keep him out of last night’s win at Minnesota. The second-year player is averaging team highs of 28.6 points and 8.8 assists per game this season.The Mavericks held out Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) against the Bulls a day after he tied a season high with 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.In other NBA injury news:— Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) missed Monday’s game against San Antonio after experiencing swelling in his right knee following the morning shootaround. Oladipo returned to action Jan. 20 from a ruptured quad tendon that forced him to miss more than a full calendar year. Pacers coach Nate McMillan said it’s too early to know how long Oladipo will be out.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE The issue was among the discussion points during the first three days of GM meetings. The apparent consensus was that emergency goaltenders are called upon so rarely that any reaction now would likely feel like an overreaction.NFL-JAGUARS-NGAKOUEPass-rusher Ngakoue no longer wants to re-sign with JaguarsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Standout defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway) no longer wants to sign a long-term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Ngakoue announced his desire to play elsewhere via social media. It could force Jacksonville to place the franchise tag on the 24-year-old disgruntled defender and trade him. Logan O’Connor’s second goal of the season broke a 1-1 tie in the second period of the Avs’ 2-1 triumph at Detroit. Vladislav Namestnikov (nah-MEHT’-nih-kahv) also scored and backup Michael Hutchinson faced just 18 shots in picking up his fifth win in 15 decisions.Each of Colorado’s last six wins have been by one goal.NHL-GM MEETINGSGMs seem prepared to keep status quo on emergency goaliesBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — NHL general managers seem unlikely to suggest changes to the emergency backup goaltender policy, even after 42-year-old Zamboni driver David Ayres became one of the biggest stories of the season by winning a game for Carolina last month. PGA-JOHNSON-0LYMPICSDustin Johnson decides against playing in the OlympicsUNDATED (AP) — U.S. golfer Dustin Johnson will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics, according to his manager. Johnson’s name was removed from the Olympic golf ranking Monday afternoon.At No. 5 in the world ranking, he currently would have been No. 3 among Americans behind Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) and Justin Thomas.Countries are allowed a maximum of four players in golf provided they are among the top 15 in the world ranking.