Michelin chefs in Opatija revealed the secrets of success
Famous chefs Michelin Lionel Levy and Filippo Saporito arrived in Opatija at the invitation of the Croatian National Tourist Board as part of the Croatia 365 Gourmet project and shared their knowledge of masterpieces and trends in the kitchen.After a successful workshop in Split, culinary virtuosos Lionel Levy, head of three restaurants at the InterContinental Hotel Dieu in Marseille and Filippo Saporito, head chef and co-owner of La Leggenda dei Frati near Florence, shared their knowledge with Opatija’s caterers at a workshop in Hotel Ambassador. Two world-renowned Michelin chefs arrived in Opatija at the invitation of the Croatian National Tourist Board as part of the Croatia 365 Gourmet project, which introduces caterers to world culinary trends in gastronomy.Chef Levy, known as the leader of the new Mediterranean cuisine, who learned the craft from internationally renowned chefs such as Eric Fréchon and Alain Ducasse, presented himself with a traditional French dish bouillabaisse, but prepared in his own, modern way. It is a kind of fish soup with a modern name Milk-shake bouillabaisse. “By the way, I am a supporter of the traditional, but in a different, innovative way. This is what I like in Croatia, which is a country of authentic regions where your chefs should really take care of that heritage, but also give it a breath of ‘freshness’. As a concrete example, I would like to single out your dishes under the baking lid, which are excellent, but which can be even more interestingly prepared in a new, more modern way. I return to Croatia every year, and next time I will try to convince your chefs of that possibility as well. ” announces Levy.I always teach young chefs and advise them to use the highest quality ingredients and to work hard, Levy points out, adding that this is a forum for success. “Only hard and persistent work can earn you a Michelin star. When preparing meals, try to stick to three to four basic flavors and do not overdo it, he advises. It also has several ingredients without which it ‘can’t’. Citrus, marjoram and allspice d’Espelette are three ingredients that give dishes an irresistible note and are irreplaceable in my kitchen. ” reveals a famous chef who claims to eat all the food, and advocates local ingredients in the preparation. “My region is my refrigerator. The most important thing is to respect the country and work with local products. You can’t thrive in the kitchen if you don’t master regional recipes – it’s part of the culture, without that the country’s identity is lost“Concludes Levy.Photo: HTZItalian colleague Saporito, who advocates an ethical approach to cooking, ie the use of the best local ingredients you have in your country, grown in an organic way, made one of the ten courses that he normally offers in his restaurant. The dish is based on cod, but what was most intriguing was its tendency to make meals in plastic, vacuum-packed, heat-resistant bags. “To is something that has been a growing trend in culinary art for the last ten years. Cooking in this way retains all the flavors of the food because the flavors do not evaporate. Also, dishes prepared in this way, such as soups, can be stored in the refrigerator for a long time, are hygienically protected and will not touch other foods. It is also worth mentioning the economic advantage of this kind of cooking, more specifically, from a kilogram of steak cooked in this way and finally thrown on the grill, you will get 950 grams of pure meat because the weight will not be lost by evaporation. 2 pointed out Saporito. Prominent sommelier Mira Šemić and Sandi Paris, a four-time winner of the national championships of the best sommelier who represented Croatia at numerous European and world sommelier competitions, explained that a good bite does not go without a good drop of wine, and that they agreed on several important items: white before black , dry before sweet, light before dark, lighter before heavier, cooler before that at room temperature. Although, they emphasized, wine should not be enslaved by rules like the one that richer red wines are always drunk with prosciutto. ” Wines and dishes can be paired in the most diverse and surprising ways, but if you are in doubt – rose goes with everything, while with dishes with cognac you will never go wrong with orange wines ” emphasized the charismatic Mira Šemić.Detailed insight into world culinary trends, but also into local cuisine, which can be part of high gastronomy, was rounded off by Elena Schipani, who as a brand manager for food and beverage promotion works for numerous institutions and companies, and who taught guests the best ways to promote. restaurant promotion and management. Michelin stars were also a topic, so the participants learned what they mean, how to reach them and how to preserve them.The workshop in Opatija is the second in a series of four workshops that will be organized in 2017 in Croatia. The last two workshops will be held during the autumn in Osijek and Zagreb. The concept of all workshops is the same and they are primarily intended for chefs. They have an educational role, and the main goal of the workshops is the presentation of top knowledge in the field of eno-gastronomy.
Claude speaks out after being dumped by AFTV for racial slur during Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham
Claude speaks out after being dumped by AFTV for racial slur during Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 4:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link401Shares ‘Unfortunately, what’s happened here is a few days ago in the game against Spurs, I made a comment, my only thing was the timing was all wrong when I made the comment.‘It’s caused a lot of offence to Son and all the Spurs fans, and I want to apologise to Spurs fans and Son for that because of the offence it has caused.‘What can I do? It’s caused a lot of offence and I want to apologise because I admire Son as a player. Advertisement Son is subbed off and Claude says âDVDs going offâ. The constant casual racism towards Son is a joke pic.twitter.com/jOcG6XWbzs— Mo (@thfcmo) July 13, 2020‘I don’t know what to say. I’m going to apologise for that because it’s caused a lot of offence.‘It wasn’t meant in that way. But as it’s caused a lot of offence, and it has, I’m going to apoloigse to you the Spurs fans, and esepcially Son and his family.‘There’s not more I can say than that.‘Me and Robbie have come to an agreement that I’ve come off the channel indefinitely. I have to accept that. Absolutely disgraceful and pitiful response from Robbie and Claude from AFTV. At no point did Robbie point out that Claude made the DVD comment the exact moment Son was being substituted. Glossing over racism once again. Shameful #AFTVOUT #GETOUTOFOURCLUB pic.twitter.com/GIy7dPmaq0— Fun With Flares (@Funwithflares) July 14, 2020‘I will punish myself as well, don’t worry about that.‘I don’t want to say any more. I don’t know what to say more than that because it’s caused a lot of offence. It wasn’t meant in that way. All I can do is apologise, I can’t do any more than that. I’m sorry if it’s caused any pain.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Claude would like to say sorry to anyone that was offended by the comment that was made I 100% didn’t mean it in that way but I totally understand why people would get offended. So I sincerely apologise for this.@SpursOfficial @hm_sin7 pic.twitter.com/ZvItllAYR6— Claude and the Bansta’s (@ClaudeBanstas) July 15, 2020 Claude Callegari has been dropped by AFTV after his racial slur towards Heung-min Son (Twitter/AFTV)AFTV’s Claude Callegari has issued an apology after being dropped by the YouTube channel for his racist slur towards Heung-min Son during Arsenal’s north London derby against Tottenham.During AFTV’s live broadcast during the game, microphones picked up Claude referring to Son, a South Korea international, as ‘DVD’.During Son’s substitution during the final stages of the match, Claude was heard saying: ‘DVD’s going off’.The term ‘DVD’ is a London-based derogatory slur aimed at the Asian community, which depicts them as people who sell pirated DVDs on streets and in pubs.ADVERTISEMENTAFTV, which has over 1.1 million subscribers, has confirmed that Claude has been dropped ‘indefinitely’ from their future shows.AdvertisementAdvertisementRobbie Lyle, who started the channel in 2012, also issued an apology for his follow-up video in which Claude claimed that his words were meant as a joke at the prospect of Spurs releasing a commemorative DVD of the game.Claude, however, has stood firm over his intentions and insists his phrasing ‘wasn’t meant in that way’.‘Good morning everyone… well, not good for me but anyway. I want to make an apology,’ said Claude. Comment Advertisement
New weapon for property buyers
Pete Wargent is leading a new weapon for property hunters called Buyers Buyers.Surging demand in the midst of pandemic-induced lockdown saw the creation of a new weapon to help homebuyers save thousands, led by QLD finance and investment expert Pete Wargent.The Brisbane-based accountant and author of five financial and investment books leads a panel of experts aiming to help all buyers “slash thousands of dollars off their purchase prices” through a new Buyers Buyers service.MORE: Nuns sell Brisbane laundry for $27mHog’s Breath founder sells Whitsundays mansionDon Algie cracks open his land piggybankIncredible piece of Brisbane’s early history to be sold by State GovtMr Wargent, whose expertise is sought after regularly for television and speaking appearances, kicked off the service across all states and territories.The online platform would see the panel of independent buyer’s agents — including Rich Harvey and Michael Ramsay — help find, research, negotiate and bid on properties for househunters.Less than 3 per cent of buyers used agents to help them secure the right property, according to the firm, compared to more than 40 per cent in the US.“We’ve designed Buyers Buyers to focus on what concerns homebuyers in this country most — negotiating and acquiring their desired property, these are well-known stress factors.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“For too long, hiring a quality buyer’s agent in this country has only been for seasoned investors and the wealthy. But we believe every homebuyer deserves access to the expert guidance that will help them buy their perfect home or investment property for less.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58Typical costs in the market for such a buyer’s agent service would run into about $15,000 a transaction, but Buyers Buyers has kicked off with an engagement fee of $2950 plus GST, with another $2000 plus GST payable when the required property was successfully purchased.There were three levels of service to allow for broader appeal.“Our service allows users to focus on areas they feel more comfortable with, such as the initial market research for their budget and property searches, while we look after their other needs, providing them with a high-quality service and saving them money at the same time.”MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS
Anadarko allocates $200m for Mozambique LNG
US independent Anadarko Petroleum aims to spend about $200 million on its planned Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in 2019 as it is looking to make a final investment decision. Anadarko said on Thursday revealing the company’s 2019 capital investment that the investment will be allocated toward Anadarko’s portion of the costs associated with ongoing site preparation for the shared Mozambique LNG onshore facilities.Anadarko said it remains on track for the project’s FID consideration in the first half of next year, adding that it plans to adjust its capital-investment expectations associated with the Mozambique LNG project at the time of project sanction.Anadarko and its partners have discovered more than 75 Tcf of natural gas resources in the Prosperidade and Golfinho/Atum complexes in Mozambique’s Offshore Area 1, which will be used to feed an onshore LNG terminal on the Afungi peninsula in Cabo Delgado province.The discovered reserves in Mozambique are sufficient to support two initial LNG trains, as well as to accommodate expansions, including additional trains capable of producing about 50 mtpa, according to Anadarko.Besides Anadarko, partners in the Mozambique LNG project are Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1, ONGC Videsh, Bharat PetroResources, PTT Exploration & Production and Oil India.
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Gattuso delighted about Napoli’s progress
read also:Gattuso warns Napoli fans not to be carried away with Osimhen’s feat “More importantly, stamina, because I still can’t believe we basically scored three goals against ourselves against Barcelona in the Champions League. We’ve got to stay totally focused for 90 minutes. “We must be aware that what we did last season wasn’t enough to qualify for the Champions League, so we must all do more and believe strongly in what we are doing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Napoli coach, Rino Gattuso, is delighted with their progress of preseason. Napoli had their first pre-season friendly, with two 45-minute matches that ended 10-0 against Castel di Sangro and 11-0 with L’Aquila. “I am satisfied with the world we’re doing, the team is motivated and knows what it wants,” the coach told Radio Kiss Kiss. “We are all aware that we have to improve in so many respects. We’ve got to do better when off the ball, be able to cover every inch of the field, and find the right balance.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World Loading…
UWF Volleyball Improves to 6-0 with Win at Alaska-Fairbanks
Sept. 1, 2007 Box Score FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Argo Volleyball team remains unbeaten with a 3-0 win at Alaska-Fairbanks. The Nanooks, the host school of the Tournament, were in control of game (set) one until the Argos tied it at 30. Despite a strong crowd doing the Igloo Dance, Coach Melissa Wolter explained, “we never panicked, and we were very efficient with the ball on the key points.” After holding off two set points and finally winning set one at 32-30, the Argos put Alaska-Fairbanks away in three straight games, to drop the Nanooks to 5-2 on the young season.A straight-sets victory certainly did not look on the cards early on, as the Nanooks came out strong, taking the game to West Florida. The Argonauts withstood the early assault from a very good Alaska Fairbanks team, and clawed their way back to snatch the first set that would prove critical. West Florida hit an impressive .316 attack percentage, logging 18 kills with just six errors in that first set.From there, Alaska Fairbanks was never able to regain their momentum, dropping the second set 30-23. With their backs against the wall, the Nanooks put up a fight in the third game, but West Florida proved too tough, closing the match out with a 30-25 win.UWF is getting offense from many options, with several players stepping up each match. Coach Wolter stated that , “tonight Chelsea (Wilhoite) and Luciana (Rapach) played real well.” It seems like every match so far this season, two or three players step it up, while the others are steady. Thru the first six games, the Argos are displaying many weapons which may be the overall strength of the team.Setter Madeline Gonzalez turned in another outstanding performance, spreading the offense around to the tune of 54 team kills. Three West Florida players (Kimberly Clark, Rapach and Wilhoite) chipped in 11 kills apiece, while Gonzalez finished with 39 assists. Defensive, the Argos had four players (Jerica Carter, Rapach, Clark, and Wilhoite) with 10 digs for the match.Senior Jessica King led the Nanooks with 13 kills, along with a team-high three aces. Middle hitters Korlyn Bolster and Erica Gage showed some solid defense to slow the Argos a little, finishing with four block assists each for Alaska Fairbanks.The Argos now 6-0 on the season, are playing a late Saturday night match vs. Hawaii-Hilo (3-3), to conclude the three matches in Alaska. The Argos will be back in action at the UWF Fieldhouse on September 7th, hosting the Argonaut Regional Cross-over. UWF hosts Emporia State at 7:00 on Friday evening, as the Tournament then continues on Saturday and Sunday.Here is the Journal entry from the third day of the Argonaut’s trip to Alaska. Submitted by Jesse Keroack on August 31:Today was another beautiful and exciting day in Alaska! We woke up to a chilly but sunny morning and picnicked in one of the girls’ rooms. The bananas and yogurt were a huge hit and we devoured our breakfast while enjoying the animated movie Madagascar. Around noon we met downstairs and drove to the luncheon scheduled for us, and all the teams in the tournament. We arrived at a park-like place called “The Salmon Bake.” The lunch was another fabulous meal of fresh salmon, prime rib, salad, pasta, bread and desserts, which we unfortunately could only have one of under coaches’ orders. As the luncheon progressed, all the teams were introduced and the coaches gave short speeches. To our enjoyment and surprise of the coaches, they were taught and preformed a traditional Eskimo dance called the “igloo dance.” Coach Wolter preformed the whole dance with a huge grin of both embarrassment and splendor. Naturally we all pulled out our cameras and filmed the entire thing!After the meal and ceremony, we got to explore the spectacular grounds at the park. There were playgrounds, ponds, little shops and small museums all over, and every small log cabin like building was surrounded with vibrant flowers. We all enjoyed the comfortably cool weather and sights in the park, but we had to leave and head over to the gym for a short practice. After our practice we headed back to the hotel for a little snack and down time until we had to return for our first match of the tournament. We were all anxious to get to the gym and show everyone here what we could do. We had been looking forward to this trip according to coach for “at least 8 months”. Finally it was time to play! For our first match we played the Humboldt Lumberjacks from California. We swept them in a 3 game match. After watching some of the following match, which included both our opponents for tomorrow’s (Saturday) matches, we headed back to the hotel for a good nights rest. Print Friendly Version Share UWF Volleyball Improves to 6-0 with Win at Alaska-Fairbanks
Malouda: Chelsea situation is ‘petty’
Press Association Florent Malouda has described his exile at Chelsea as “petty”. He added: “If you are excluded for one year, it is very, very long. You must be armed mentally. “All this is done to break me mentally, but in reality it motivates me enormously.” Malouda, who has been linked with a move to Anzhi Makhachkala, with the Russian transfer window open until the end of this month, declined to reveal more due to “confidentiality”, but may do so on his anticipated release this summer. The 32-year-old France international, who moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2007 and is in the final year of his contract, was excluded from the Blues’ 25-man first-team squad and has spent the season training with the under-21 team. “The details I’ll explain when I’m free, but the strategy they use is to make me look like a player seeking substantial compensation,” Malouda told France-Guyane. “It’s petty but more than anything else it makes me smile because it shows how these people regard me.”
Fulham sign Heitinga
Press Association Fulham have completed the signing of Everton defender John Heitinga on a free transfer. “I’m really pleased to get the move completed and I’m looking forward to playing my first game,” Heitinga told the club’s official website, www.fulhamfc.com. “I think it’s a good move for myself and I’m looking forward to meeting my team-mates. “I’ve spoken already with Rene Meulensteen and I think it’s the right club for me. “This is a club with a great history and I always enjoyed playing at Craven Cottage, I really like it as a stadium. It’s not one of the biggest but it’s got something special.” Heitinga moves to west London initially until the end of the season and will hope to impress enough to earn a call-up to the Holland squad for the World Cup. The defender came through Ajax’s fabled academy before moving to Atletico Madrid in Spain and on to the Premier League with Everton. “Of course I know Maarten Stekelenburg very well – we were players at Ajax together and we played many years in the national team together,” Heitinga said of the Fulham goalkeeper. “I chose Fulham because the feeling was good and what was also important was the conversation between me and Rene. “He knows exactly what he wants and I know exactly what I want. The main thing is to keep Fulham in the league and hopefully the boys will start with a win against Southampton.” The 30-year-old Dutchman spent four-and-a-half years at Goodison Park, amassing 140 first-team appearances and scoring five goals. However, Heitinga’s playing time has been restricted to just five appearances this term and has been allowed by Everton manager Roberto Martinez to join Fulham on a permanent deal.
The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior
There was no mention of whether the game could be rescheduled. The league is scheduled to finish its season next Wednesday.Sochi last month won a game 10-1 against FC Rostov after a virus outbreak forced Rostov to send a team of youth and academy players. Another club, FC Orenburg, forfeited two games following an outbreak at the club and has since been relegated. Another game was postponed last month after three virus cases among Dynamo Moscow players.___ Wisconsin’s renovation of the Kohl Center is on a different timeline and hasn’t been delayed at this point.___The Big East Conference has joined several other leagues in deciding to play only conference opponents during the fall sports season, if it’s able to play at all.The basketball-focused conference announced the decision Thursday. The Big East still hasn’t decided whether it will conduct a fall season and championships.The league said in the coming weeks, it will continue to monitor COVID-19 conditions across the country and in Big East communities and will provide further updates on dates and formats “as appropriate.” All decisions regarding fall conference competition will be guided by health and safety concerns and will be made in accordance with NCAA actions and policies. In statement issued by Executive Director Chrissie Juliano, the Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights. “It is critical that the local public health status of COVID-19 be considered when determining if professional sporting events should take place in the jurisdiction, with or without spectators,” Juliano wrote. “We all want to see our teams back on their respective fields, but, frankly, this should not come at the expense of the health and safety of the people in their organizations and our community.”The coalition includes the top health officials from 30 of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, including virtually every major league city. It noted that testing should not replace the quarantine of those diagnosed with COVID-19, and recommended that players and staff cooperate with contact tracing. Teams should report clusters of three or more positive cases that occur within a two-week period.___The Mid-American Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports, including men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, to Sept. 3. The conference football season is also scheduled to begin that day. The conference said the decision will provide more time to provide for a safe return to competition. ___The Miami Dolphins say they’re prepared to play with or without spectators this season, but they will not allow fans to attend their home preseason game or training camp, and there will be no tailgating during the regular season.The changes were made because of the coronavirus and announced Thursday.Stadium capacity for regular-season games will be determined later. Social distancing will be required if spectators are allowed, and fans and stadium employees will be required to wear masks when not eating or drinking.“Things are changing week to week, and we are still more than two months away from our first scheduled regular-season home game,” Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “So we’ll wait and work with local authorities, and make the determination about fans or no fans based on the data as we get closer. … We’re ready for any scenario.” Final details about hotels, travel packages, teams and schedules have not been finalized, organizers say, and fans are being asked to wait to book trips until more details are available.___The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has suspended fall sports, becoming the third Division I league to postpone its football season.Following fellow FCS conferences the Ivy League and Patriot League, the MEAC announced it would not have competition in the fall and consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester.The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, though its membership is in flux. Earlier this year, Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman announced they would be leaving the MEAC and joining the Southwestern Athletic Conference next year. MEAC-power North Carolina A&T has announced it will be moving to the Big South in 2021. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities cautioned Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week. ___The San Francisco 49ers and Giants are teaming with a health care company to distribute hundreds of thousands of cloth masks throughout the Bay Area to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.The two teams announced the plan Thursday to work with Dignity Health and their flagship radio station KNBR on the initiative to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign advocating wearing masks in public.The teams will each produce masks co-branded with Dignity Health’s logo that will be distributed at no charge to fans, workers on the front lines of the pandemic and community organizations. The Giants masks are currently being distributed with the baseball season scheduled to start next week. The 49ers masks are set to be distributed starting next month.The initiative will start with 200,000 masks and could reach 500,000 if there is demand. Associated Press The Latest: Health leaders want MLB to avoid risky behavior July 16, 2020 More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The sports affected are men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey. The Big East’s plans for the 2020-21 winter and spring sports seasons remain unaffected at this time.The Big East’s members, located in eight of the country’s top 36 largest media markets, are Butler, Connecticut, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.___The American Athletic Conference will require all its schools to test football players for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before competition.The announcement Thursday by the American comes ahead of the expected release of recommendations from the NCAA. The Power Five conferences — ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — have been working toward a minimum standard for testing throughout major college football. Though the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced last week that they would play only conference games this football season to help minimize potential disruptions caused by COVID-19, other FBS conferences have not yet decided on scheduling formats for the coming season, which appears to be in peril because of the surging pandemic. AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco says the testing protocols will apply throughout the regular and bowl seasons. More operational protocols are still being finalized, as are testing protocols for other sports. ___A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus.The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on Thursday. The league hasn’t said how many of the nine are players. “If we want to get back to the ballpark and get life back to life as normal this is a simple step,” 49ers CEO Jed York said about wearing masks.___Organizers of the Cancun Challenge are moving this fall’s Thanksgiving week college basketball tournament to the campus of Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.They’re hoping the new venue will help keep athletes, coaches, staff members and fans safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The arena is located six miles from Kennedy Space Center and seats approximately 1,500 fans.Last fall organizers announced the field would feature men’s teams from Clemson, Illinois State, Mississippi State and Purdue on Nov. 24-25 and women’s teams from Florida State, Houston, Iowa, Northeastern, Purdue, Toledo, Southern California and VCU on Nov. 26-28. Tennessee was added to the women’s field later. ___Wisconsin is delaying its renovation of the south end-zone seating area inside Camp Randall Stadium due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic.The project was scheduled to begin after the 2020 football season and completed by the start of the 2021 schedule.“We are obviously operating in a time of great uncertainty,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “Given our construction timeline and the timing around when decisions had to be made, we felt it was best to be prudent and delay the project for a bit.’’The renovation includes enhanced seating options such as loge boxes and club seats as well as access to indoor and outdoor hospitality clubs and climate-controlled amenities and premium food offerings.