Injury-plagued Schalke confident of snapping winless run

BERLIN (Reuters) – Schalke 04 will have more than half a dozen injury absences when they host in-form Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday but coach Manuel Baum is confident they can finally snap their 25-game winless run in the Bundesliga.



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Bundesliga – Schalke 04 v VfL Wolfsburg

The Royal Blues, who last won in the league back in January, are in last place and already locked in a battle to stay up this season. They are six matches away from the all-time winless run in the Bundesliga set by Tasmania Berlin in 1965/66.

Schalke are missing injured striker Goncalo Paciencia, who underwent surgery this week, as well as Salif Sane, Rabbi Matondo and Ahmed Kutucu.

Several others including both keepers, Frederik Roennow and Ralf Faehrmann, are also nursing injuries and doubtful for the game, which could mean bringing in a keeper from the Under-23 team, Baum said

“We

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Australia fall short in run chase as India open T20 series with 11-run win | Australia cricket team

Justin Langer clashed with match referee David Boon before a controversial concussion substitution allowed Yuzvendra Chahal to spin India to victory in the opening Twenty20 international.

In a dramatic match at Canberra’s Manuka Oval, Australia fell 11 runs short of India’s 161-7 – with the loss added to by a leg injury suffered by captain Aaron Finch. Australia’s chase stumbled after a 56-run opening stand between Finch and D’Arcy Short, with Chahal taking 3-25 to be named man of the match.

After starting the game on the bench, Chahal was brought in to the match as a concussion replacement for Ravindra Jadeja at the change of innings. Jadeja top edged a Mitchell Starc bouncer into his helmet while batting in the final over of India’s innings, but did not receive an on-field assessment.

Under the ICC’s rules, a doctor does not have to come on to the field immediately but

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Alitalia to run COVID-tested flights from Rome to New York from Dec. 8

MILAN (Reuters) – Alitalia will offer COVID-tested flights from Rome to New York starting from Dec. 8, the airline and the company running the Fiumicino airport, Aeroporti di Roma, said in a joint statement on Friday.



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FILE PHOTO: The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rome

The announcement follows a health ministry order issued late last month and in force until Feb. 15 under which passengers flying between Rome and some U.S. destinations can be tested for the coronavirus 48 hours before departure and on arrival at the airport, to avoid the mandatory 14-day quarantine Italy imposes on incoming travellers.

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In September, in an effort to resume domestic travel after the first wave of the epidemic, Alitalia experimented with COVID testing on some flights between Rome’s Fiumicino and Milan’s city airport Linate, Italy’s biggest hubs.

However, the government progressively restricted movement between regions to

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Moose Lake reports first COVID-19 death at state-run sex offender program

A Moose Lake inmate has died of COVID-19, marking the first instance of a pandemic-related fatality among staff or those civilly committed at the state’s two program sites for sex offenders.

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The unidentified inmate died Wednesday, a Department of Human Services (DHS) news release said, adding that the individual’s family had been notified. His death was the fifth reported from all Minnesota correctional facilities this year.

Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead expressed sympathy to the man’s family and friends in a news release.

Nearly 740 civilly committed clients receive treatment at MSOP facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter. There are currently 18 active cases of COVID-19 in MSOP facilities, according to DHS.

The two state facilities “have implemented stringent infection-prevention and control measures to protect clients and staff from COVID-19,” the release said, including daily screenings of staff for COVID-19 symptoms, a cloth mask requirement and voluntary

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Seattle’s Payge Turner harbors no regrets about her memorable run on ‘The Voice’

Payge Turner has no regrets about her run on “The Voice.”

Sure, the South Seattle indie soul singer didn’t make it as far as she wanted after failing to get through to the final nine during Monday and Tuesday’s live-performance rounds. But she was her authentic self during her entire memorable run on the popular singing competition show, and that’s really all that matters.

Going into lives, I think I just was ready to bring a different level of Payge Turner to the stage,” Turner said Thursday afternoon. “And I would definitely say my live performance was definitely the other level.”

Turner, 28, displayed a chameleon-like ability to change from episode to episode, showcasing her smoky voice and low register on songs as diverse as The Weeknd’s “Call My Name” and Radiohead’s “Creep.”

She turned *NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me” and Rihanna’s “Diamonds” inside out on Monday and Tuesday

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Purdue tries to plug leaky run defense with Nebraska up next

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As Purdue coach Jeff Brohm watched video of Nebraska, he immediately identified a potential pitfall.

Quarterbacks Adrian Martinez and Luke McCaffrey look a lot like the Rutgers quarterback tandem.

So in hopes of avoiding a repeat of last week’s debacle, Brohm decided to spend part of this week finding a solution for his defense.

“I need to do the best job I can of being involved in all aspects of our game,” he said. “We want to make sure that we put a plan together that has the resources available to stop the run, to get penetration, to put pressure on the quarterback and to challenge the offense and not let them sit back there and do what they want.”

A week ago, the Scarlet Knights pretty much did whatever they wanted in the second half. Johnny Langan had 21 carries for

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Tata Chemicals Extends Winning Run After Parent Increases Stake

(Bloomberg) — Shares in Tata Chemicals Ltd. rose on Thursday, set for another record high amid 11th day of gains, its longest winning streak in 18 years, after its parent Tata Sons increased stake in the company.



a sign on the side of a building: Signage for Tata Communications Ltd. is displayed atop of the company's headquarters in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Cyrus Mistry, the ousted chairman of India's biggest conglomerate, was replaced as Tata Sons chairman by his 78-year-old predecessor Ratan Tata at a board meeting on Oct. 24. Tata Sons said the conglomerate's board and Trustees of the Tata Trusts were concerned about a growing “trust deficit” with Mistry, which prompted the company to remove him.


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Signage for Tata Communications Ltd. is displayed atop of the company’s headquarters in Mumbai, India, on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Cyrus Mistry, the ousted chairman of India’s biggest conglomerate, was replaced as Tata Sons chairman by his 78-year-old predecessor Ratan Tata at a board meeting on Oct. 24. Tata Sons said the conglomerate’s board and Trustees of the Tata Trusts were concerned about a growing “trust deficit” with Mistry, which prompted the company to remove him.


Tata Sons Private Ltd. bought about 1.80 million shares in the company at 420.92 rupees apiece in a block deal on Wednesday, according to NSE’s dataTata Sons Private Ltd. held 29.39% stake in the company

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Amodei tells business group he may run for Nevada governor

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Biden faces rising pressure over his choice for defense secretary

  • President-elect Joe Biden is facing escalating pressure from competing factions within his own party as he finalizes his choice for secretary of defense.
  • The competing pressures are intensifying less than a month into Biden’s urgent push to build an administration while trying to preserve the broad coalition behind his election victory.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is facing escalating pressure from competing factions within his own party as he finalizes his choice for secretary of defense.

Black leaders have encouraged the incoming president to select an African American to diversify what has so far been a largely white prospective Cabinet, while others are pushing him to appoint a woman to lead the Department of Defense for the first time.

At the same time, a growing collection of progressive groups is opposing the leading female contender, Michèle Flournoy, citing concerns about her record

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Half of US states worry they’ll run out of COVID-19 tests, and even more fear they won’t have the supplies to distribute a vaccine, according to a government report



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  • States were still short of personal protective equipment, COVID-19 tests, and other vital medical supplies nine months into the pandemic, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report Monday.
  • Half of states who responded to a survey by the watchdog in mid-October said they were short of rapid COVID-19 testing kits.
  • Around the same number said they expected to have shortages over the next two months.
  • Not being able to carry out enough tests means the disease could spread further, the GAO said.
  • More than three-quarters of states expressed concerns about having supplies to distribute and administer a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Half of all US states are worried they’ll run short of  COVID-19 tests, according to a government watchdog report.

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