Two European Tour events postponed due to coronavirus

first_imgThe events could be rescheduled for later this year.”The well-being of our players, spectators and staff is always our absolute priority,” European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley said on Friday.”While it is therefore regrettable that the Maybank Championship and Volvo China Open have been postponed, we feel this is the correct course of action at this time.”We are currently investigating alternative dates for both events.”The coronavirus has claimed more than 1,000 lives in China and following health concerns, several sporting events in the region have been postponed.Formula One confirmed the Chinese Grand Prix, originally scheduled to take place in Shanghai on April 19, will no longer go ahead as planned.Nanjing was due to host the World Athletics Indoor Championships from March 13-15 but, following the emergence of coronavirus in Wuhan, the event has been postponed until 2021.Topics : European Tour chiefs have postponed the Maybank Championship in Malaysia and the China Open in Shenzhen because of the new coronavirus outbreak.Both the European Tour and the Asian Tour agreed to postpone the Maybank event at Saujana Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, which was due to take place from April 16-19.It was also decided to postpone the China Open, scheduled on the European Tour the following week, following consultation with tournament stakeholders.last_img read more

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Committee hears Rep Alexanders bill strengthening Legislatures oversight of FOIA requests

first_img Categories: Alexander News 15Mar Committee hears Rep. Alexander’s bill strengthening Legislature’s oversight of FOIA requests State Rep. Julie Alexander today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of her legislation requiring state departments to notify the Legislature and governor when a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is not fulfilled within 15 days of the initial request.The measure to increase transparency comes during Sunshine Week, which celebrates the importance of open government and freedom of information.“There’s nothing I can do to bring the sun out, but I can make sure we are staying dedicated to holding state agencies and departments accountable for freedom of information,” said Alexander of Hanover. “We need to rationally look at the bigger picture with this measure. As an elected official, I value accountability, transparency and open government.”Under Alexander’s plan, the governor, speaker of the House, Senate and House majority and minority leaders, appropriation chairs as well as the oversight committee chairs, must be notified if the request is not fulfilled in a timely manner.House Bill 5713 remains in the House Oversight Committee for further consideration.Photo Information: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of her measure requiring state departments to notify the Legislature and governor when a FOIA request is not fulfilled within 15 days of the initial request.last_img read more

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