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Athletics GM David Forst ‘livid’ amid COVID-19 test delays

Athletics GM David Forst ‘livid’ amid COVID-19 test delays

Sports
July 6 (UPI) -- Oakland Athletics general manager David Forst is very unhappy with delays in the COVID-19 test result process, which have held up team workouts prior to MLB's planned 2020 season. The Athletic obtained a WhatsApp message Forst recently sent to players and Athletics staff members. A team source described the manager as "livid" and "frustrated." Advertisement Athletics players were scheduled to have their first workout Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum. Pitchers and catchers attended the workout, but position players were not allowed to attend because their results had yet to be processed and analyzed. Forst said the delay was caused by the observance of the Fourth of July. "MLB has informed me this evening that our test samples from Friday have not arrived at the lab," Forst ...
The Latest: More Florida beaches to close amid virus surge

The Latest: More Florida beaches to close amid virus surge

Health
MIAMI — More Florida beaches will be closing again to avoid further spread of the new coronavirus as officials try to tamp down on large gatherings amid a spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Sunday in Pensacola that interactions among young people are driving the surge. Meanwhile in Broward County, home to Fort Lauderdale, authorities said they would be closing beaches during the busy Fourth of July weekend following the decision of Miami-Dade County to close theirs between July 3 and July 7. The Florida Department of Health reported on Sunday more than 8,500 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths in a day. New hospitalizations are also ticking upward, although not as dramatically as the new cases. State officials on Friday announ
Renee Young, wife of AEW star Jon Moxley, confirms she has coronavirus amid reports of multiple positive cases in WWE

Renee Young, wife of AEW star Jon Moxley, confirms she has coronavirus amid reports of multiple positive cases in WWE

Sports
WWE’s popular on-screen personality Renee Young says she has coronavirus.The news comes amid reports of multiple positive coronavirus cases within the company. WWE Renee Young works as a special contributor on SmackDown Young, who is married to AEW world champion Jon Moxley, tweeted: “Man. What a few days. My show [WWE Backstage] gets cancelled and I get Covid. “Wear your masks and wash your hands. Stay safe, everyone.” Man. What a few days. My show gets cancelled and I get Covid. Wear your masks and wash your hands. Stay safe, everyone ❤️ — Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) June 25, 2020 Subsequently, Moxley was asked to stay away from this week’s AEW Dynamite taping. AEW president Tony Khan said: “Recently @JonMoxley had contact with someone who had contac
Coronavirus: New rules to protect British firms amid virus

Coronavirus: New rules to protect British firms amid virus

Business
The government will introduce new measures on Monday to protect businesses critical to public health from foreign takeovers.Changes to legislation would give ministers extra powers to protect those needed to help in future pandemics, who might be struggling now.The new powers will cover firms such as pharmaceutical companies.Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: "The UK is open for investment, but not for exploitation."The government already has the power to scrutinise takeovers for several reasons, including national security or financial stability. It may block a takeover or seek assurances from a buyer about their plans for a company.But changes to the 2002 Enterprise Act will mean that the government can intervene if a business that is involved in a pa...
Donald Trump: Tulsa rally fails to draw expected crowds amid virus fears

Donald Trump: Tulsa rally fails to draw expected crowds amid virus fears

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has held his first campaign rally since the US coronavirus lockdown began, in front of a smaller than expected crowd. Mr Trump had boasted earlier this week that almost a million people had requested tickets for the event at Tulsa's Bank of Oklahoma Center.But the 19,000-seat arena was far from full and plans for him to address an outside "overflow" area were abandoned.There had been concerns about holding the rally during the pandemic.Coronavirus was one issue Mr Trump touched on in his wide-ranging, almost two-hour-long speech to cheering supporters in Oklahoma, a Republican heartland.Mr Trump said he told officials to slow down Covid-19 testing because so many cases were...