“I want them to be the same team here in the championship season that they’ve been all year,” head coach Kelly Kremer said. “We’ve been a really balanced team, both [in] swimming and diving. Our relays are much improved. We’ve been consistent all year.” Junior Daryl Turner will return to this year’s meet after his performance as the Gophers’ leading scorer at the meet last year. Turner competed in seven events for Minnesota at last year’s meet, taking third in the 100 butterfly and fourth as part of a 200 medley relay team. The Gophers’ strongest diver, junior Matt Barnard, finished fourth on platform diving at last year’s Big Ten Championships. The team also returns junior Jakub Maly, who took third in the 400 individual medley at the Big Ten Championships last year and is Minnesota’s only returning NCAA individual swimmer. Men’s team heads to Big Tens in IndianaThe No. 23 Gophers are ranked the fifth-highest among the Big Ten programs. Daily File PhotoJunior Daryl Turner charges ahead, dominating the 100 freestyle at the Aquatic Center on Oct. 24, 2014, against North Dakota. Turner took first place and finished with a time of 44.75. Thomas JaakolaFebruary 23, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe men’s swimming and diving team defeated its last seven opponents in dual meets but will face its best competition of the season this week. Turner also swam in the 50 and 100 free, 200 and 400 free relays, and the 400 medley relay. He said he hopes to make the ‘A’ final in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships. No. 23 Minnesota is the fifth-ranked Big Ten team, behind Wisconsin and Ohio State tied for No. 15, No. 9 Indiana, and defending conference champion No. 3 Michigan. “Diving is going to be critical to our efforts,” Kremer said. “Our diving squad is the strongest in the Big Ten.” The Gophers will compete in the Big Ten Championships starting Wednesday in West Lafayette, Ind., with the meet ending Saturday. The Brisbane, Australia, native broke the school record in the 3-meter dive at the team’s last event on Feb. 6 and will compete in all three diving events. Minnesota will also need experienced divers such as seniors Manny Pollard and Dylan Zoe to score well and improve on its sixth place finish at the meet last year. “Personally, I would like to make [the] ‘A’ final in all my events and finish top three in platform,” Barnard said. “I think the team will do well. We are up against tough competition, but I think we will surprise a lot of people.” Sophomore Conner McHugh enters the meet on a winning streak, as he’s finished first in the last four individual events he’s entered. He’s been consistent for the Gophers this season after coming back from a knee injury at the beginning of the year. He swam a season-best 47.69 in the 100 butterfly at the team’s last dual meet, the Big Ten Triple Dual. “I think the team will be able to accomplish everything we’ve worked toward this season, which is coming together as a team when it matters most while swimming [our] best times and diving well to put up major points,” McHugh said.
Dec 3, 2010Mobs kill ‘witches’ as Haiti’s cholera cases mountHaiti’s cholera case count has risen to 84,391, which includes 39,010 hospitalizations and 1,882 deaths, according to the latest report from the country’s health ministry. In other developments, mobs of people in some towns in Haiti’s Grand Anse department, which so far has seen lower cholera levels than other parts of the country, have killed some people they accuse of spreading cholera in the area through witchcraft, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. Kesner Numa, a prosecutor in the area, told AFP that the first such killing occurred last week and that similar attacks have been occurring daily. About half of Haiti’s population practices a voodoo type religion. Elsewhere, public health officials in the Dominican Republic, Haiti’s neighbor, have received reports of three more cholera cases, raising the total so far to 12, Diario Libre, a newspaper based in Santo Domingo, reported yesterday.Nov 30 Haiti health ministry updateDec 3 AFP storyDec 2 Diario Libre storyRift Valley fever outbreak reported in MauritaniaAn outbreak of a disease believed to Rift Valley fever has killed 17 people in the West African country of Mauritania, according to an AFP report translated and posted by ProMED-mail, the disease reporting service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. The disease, which has killed cattle as well as people, erupted in the town of Aoujeft, the report said. The country’s minister of health and interior has warned people in the Adrar region, which includes Aoujeft, not to consume meat or milk until the results of lab tests on infected animals are confirmed. Rift Valley fever, a viral disease for which there is no vaccine or specific treatment, previously struck in Mauritania in 2003, according to the ProMED editors. The disease is usually relatively mild in humans, but in a few cases it becomes severe. Humans usually contract the disease through contact with the blood, organs, and possibly the milk of infected animals or from mosquitoes.Dec 2 ProMED-mail noticeExpert predicts obesity epidemic will magnify dengue threatA tropical disease expert predicted today that treating dengue fever will become more difficult in the future as more people become overweight and obese, according to a Reuters report. The story said dengue patients suffer from blood leakage from capillaries, leading to breathing problems and complications in major organs such as the brain and liver. Jeremy Farrar, a professor of tropical medicine and director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, said obesity itself makes capillary leakage more likely, and dengue infection makes the condition worse. Farrar made the comments in an interview after speaking at a conference in Singapore. The story noted that the World Health Organization estimates there are 50 million cases of dengue each year, including 500,000 severe cases.Severe flu cases reported on Manitoba native reservePublic health officials in Manitoba are monitoring developments surrounding three severe flu cases, two of them fatal, that occurred recently on a native reserve in the northern part of the province, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail reported yesterday. David Harper, grand chief of the Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Manitoba’s northernmost First Nations group, told the Globe that the two who died were in their 30s and 40s and were healthy before they got sick with influenza. He said one more person is hospitalized and that other related illnesses are suspected. Dr Joel Kettner, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, said rapid tests on one of the fatal cases revealed an influenza A virus, and more tests are underway on other cases, the Globe reported. He added that certain factors put some First Nations members at risk for flu complications, including poor sanitation and underlying medical conditions.Dec 2 Globe and Mail storyInfluenza began to be recognized in 16th centuryContemporary accounts from the 16th century, which saw influenza pandemics in 1510, 1557, and 1580, suggest it was in that era that influenza began to be recognized as a distinct illness that caused recurrent epidemics, according to an article in the Dec 4 Lancet by three researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The article by David M. Morens, Michael North, and Jeffrey Taubenberger focuses mainly on accounts by seven European authors who wrote about the 1510 pandemic. One of them spoke of “an illness that lasts three days with a great fever, and headache and then they rise . . . but there remains a terrible cough that remains maybe eight days.” The NIH authors observe that the invention of the printing press in the 15th century served as an important catalyst for understanding of influenza. “We suggest that well before the end of the 16th century influenza was beginning to be conceptualised as a specific, clinically recognisable disease that appeared frequently in both epidemic and endemic form,” they write. “Indeed, it is striking how 16th-century chroniclers of this disease recorded how it caused moderate mortality in the very young, the elderly, in pregnant women, and in the infirm, which are the basic features by which we know influenza today.”Dec 4 Lancet article
Multilateral Air Services Agreement –Dominica Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago You may be interested in… Declaration of Intent to Provisionally apply the Protocol on Contingent Rights Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines APPRECIATION Heads of Government expressed their appreciation for the gracious hospitality and excellent arrangements provided by the Government and People of St Kitts and Nevis for this meeting. Protocol on Contingent Rights Belize, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis OPENING SESSION Chairman of Conference Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, immediate past Chairman, Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness and Secretary-General of the Community, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addressed the opening session. The themes of the statements reflected: the need to advance the progress already achieved with regard to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME); closer regional unity in order to respond strategically and decisively to a changing global environment; as well as the Community’s concerns with respect to blacklisting and the situation in Venezuela. The text of their statements can be accessed at www.caricom.org. Jul 6, 2019 Revised Agreement Establishing the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)–Dominica Communique – Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government… CARICOM SINGLE MARKET AND ECONOMY Heads of Government reviewed progress on decisions taken at the Eighteenth Special Meeting, of the Conference on the CSME. They welcomed the fact that all countries party to the CSME have signed the Protocol on Contingent Rights. In addition, eight countries have decided to apply the measures that would allow their nationals to benefit in those countries from the provisions of that agreement on contingent rights which allows for spouses and dependents of skilled workers who move to another country to access services such as education and health on the same basis as nationals. The countries involved are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. They welcomed the opening for signature of the Agreement on the Protocol for Public Procurement and noted that the Protocol can be provisionally applied when seven Member States have signed a Declaration of Intent while recognizing that for entry into force, the Protocol must be signed by all parties to the Revised Treaty. Heads of Government, in pursuit of strengthening the consultative mechanisms for engagements with the private sector, labour and civil society agreed to meet with representatives of national Business and Labour Advisory Committees (BLAC) twice every year. They emphasised that this was essential for enhanced regional decision-making, particularly in the context of the CSME. They urged Member States that had not yet done so to give legal effect to the free movement of the 10 categories of skilled persons already agreed by the Conference ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: UPDATE ON APPLICATIONS FROM ARUBA, CURAÇAO AND SINT MAARTEN Heads of Government considered a report from the Secretary-General on the visit to three countries that have applied for Associate Membership, namely Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, in pursuance of the mandate given to him to begin the process of negotiations. Heads of Government, taking into account the existence of common areas of interest and the mutual benefit that could be derived, mandated the Secretary-General to continue negotiations with those countries, with a view to making appropriate recommendations at the next meeting of Conference. Guyana-Venezuela Relations Heads of Government received an update on the most recent developments between the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. They noted that Guyana had submitted its Memorial on Jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on November 19, 2018, in accordance with an Order of the Court and that the Court had established April 18, 2019 for the submission of the Counter Memorial by Venezuela. Heads of Government expressed support for the judicial process underway which was intended to bring a peaceful and definitive end to the long standing controversy and which was in accordance with the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and the decision of the Secretary General of the United Nations under the Geneva Agreement of 1966. Heads of Government reiterated their firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana. Agreement on the Return and Sharing of Recovered AssetsBarbados Declaration of Intent to Provisionally Apply the Protocol on Public ProcurementBarbados, St Kitts and Nevis BLACKLISTING Heads of Government recognised that the blacklisting of CARICOM Member States by the European Union (EU) has wrought considerable reputational damage to the Community. Despite all Member States, with the exception of one, being removed from the EU blacklist, the damage inflicted is irreparable and has consequential implications for building Member States’ economic and climate resilience given their inherent vulnerabilities. Heads of Government emphasised the Community’s commitment to good governance and the drive to enhance Domestic Resource Mobilisation (DRM) in accordance with the United Nations (UN) Addis Ababa Action Agenda, while recognizing that small, highly vulnerable States also require access to external capital to build resilience. In this regard, Heads of Government viewed the EU’s approach to “tax good governance” as inappropriate. In addition, Heads of Government recall that the appropriate forum to deal with these matters is the OECD Forum for Harmful Tax Practices which is inclusive in allowing other Member States to be present and to be consulted. This was settled by the global community more than a decade ago. The OECD has already reviewed the steps taken by Member States and had no difficulty with them. It is an infringement of their sovereignty, coercive and harmful to the future of a key economic sector in CARICOM for the EU to demand these political commitments. In addition they have not provided any empirical evidence of instances of tax evasion. Heads of Government agreed that the Community’s strategy against blacklisting will be multi-dimensional and targeted to both the immediate protection of Member States’ sovereignty and their future relations with Europe. Heads of Government have accordingly requested the EU to cease the blacklisting of CARICOM States which have already made commitments to reform their tax structures in good faith. Heads of Government have proposed that the EU should adopt a more collaborative approach which would allow Member States to conduct the required impact and sensitivity analyses to determine how to further align their tax regimes with global standards for tax transparency and governance. Heads of Government noted other EU initiatives to identify countries with strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) frameworks as well as to monitor investor citizenship and residence schemes within the context of their visa suspension mechanism for visa-free countries. In this regard, Heads of Government welcomed the initiative of the CARICOM Committee of Central Bank Governors to convene a Biennial Caribbean Regional Conference on AML/CFT Risk Management commencing in 2020. This Conference will allow for the dissemination of information on Member States’ AML/CFT Frameworks as well as facilitate the Community’s engagement with AML/CFT stakeholders internationally. May 9, 2018 The Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis 26-27, February 2019. Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Honourable Gaston Browne; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Barbados, Honourable Mia Mottley; Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerritt; Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell; Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness; Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Honourable Allen Chastanet; Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves; and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley. Belize was represented by the Attorney General Honourable Michael Peyrefitte; Guyana was represented by His Excellency Second Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge; Haiti was represented by Foreign Minister, Honourable Bocchit Edmond; and Suriname was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Yidiz Pollack-Beighle. VENEZUELA Heads of Government discussed the situation in Venezuela and issued a “Statement on Escalating Tensions in Venezuela”. BORDER ISSUES Belize-Guatemala Relations Heads of Government received an update on the most recent developments between Belize and Guatemala. Heads of Government recalled that in accordance with the Special Agreement to Submit Guatemala’s Claim to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Guatemala successfully held their referendum on 15 April 2018 to submit its claim on Belize to the ICJ for a final resolution, and that Belize has scheduled the date of 10 April 2019 for its national referendum. They further welcomed an update on progress of the nationwide public education campaign, which the Government of Belize is undertaking to prepare Belizeans to make an informed decision. Heads of Government reiterated their concern that the undertaking by both countries and the Organisation of American States (OAS) to engage in the design and development of a mechanism of co-operation for the Sarstoon River remains outstanding and urged both countries and the OAS to reinvigorate their efforts to this end. They expressed support for the crucial role of the OAS in the process aimed at resolving the dispute, arising from Guatemala’s claims on Belize; and further called on the international community to continue supporting the OAS Office in the Adjacency Zone. Heads of Government re-emphasised their unwavering support for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of Belize. AGREEMENTS SIGNED TRANSPORTATION Heads of Government met in Special Session on Transportation in keeping with their quest to deliver adequate, fair, competitive, efficient transportation services at affordable costs. Heads of Government recalled that the Multi-lateral Air Services Agreement (MASA) had been opened for signature in February 2018 and acknowledged the assent by all Member States to the MASA would give effect to the Community becoming a liberalised environment for CARICOM air carriers. In that regard they urged those Member States which had not done so, to sign and ratify the Agreement. Nine (9) countries have now signed the MASA allowing for provisional application. Heads of Government agreed that Member States should undertake a review of their domestic taxes and other charges related to the air transportation sector, with a view to rationalising the relevant tax structures as deemed appropriate by Member States Ministries of Finance. With respect to maritime travel, Heads of Government agreed to establish a joint private and public sector team to review the findings and recommendations of reports on a regional ferry service. The team has been requested to provide preliminary estimates for the implementation of a ferry services following discussions and negotiations with prospective ferry operators. Heads of Government also agreed that the Directors of Maritime Affairs of each Member State should meet regularly with the intention of coordinating and presenting a holistic approach to addressing the maritime safety and security issues of the Community. Heads of Government further agreed to restructure the Regional Transportation Commission (RTRC) and its programmes to enable greater efficiency. Declaration of Intent to provisionally apply the Agreement on the Return and Sharing of Recovered AssetsBarbados Protocol on Public ProcurementBarbados, St Kitts and Nevis Jul 7, 2017 Declaration of Intent to Provisionally Apply Multilateral Air Services Agreement –Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago STATEMENT ON ESCALATING TENSIONS IN VENEZUELA ISSUED BY THE THIRTIETH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY DATE OF THE FORTIETH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM (JULY 2019) The Government of Saint Lucia indicated that the Fortieth Regular Meeting of the Conference will be held on 3-5 July 2019. COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FORTIETH REGULAR… Situation in Haiti Heads of Government expressed deep concern about the situation prevailing in Haiti during the past three weeks characterized by violent protests jeopardizing the political, economic and social stability of the country. Heads of Government recognised that the violent protests violated the fundamental and inalienable rights and freedoms of a large part of the population. Heads of Government call upon all stakeholders to prioritise dialogue as a means to address peacefully and meaningfully all relevant issues and to create the conditions for lasting political stability essential to the sustainable economic and social development of Haiti. Heads of Government also encourage and support the Haitian Government in its efforts and initiatives and call on all Opposition Leaders and other stakeholders to put the national interests and the wellbeing of the Haitian People at the forefront. Mar 1, 2019 Associate Members in attendance were: Bermuda represented by Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Honourable Walter Roban; and the Turks and Caicos Islands, represented by Deputy Premier, Honourable Sean Astwood. Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis 27 February 2019 STATEMENT ON ESCALATING TENSIONS IN VENEZUELA ISSUED BY THE… SECURITY Heads of Government reiterated the critical importance to the Region of the national and regional security architectures in combatting crime and violence, transnational crime and other security threats as well as for the effective functioning of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Free Movement Regimes. Heads of Government also welcomed the adoption and opening for signature of the Agreement on the Return and Sharing of Recovered Assets from criminal activity. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply concerned by the recent further escalation of tensions in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the ensuing increase in hardship and suffering of the population exacerbated by the imposition of sanctions. The people of Venezuela must be allowed to decide their own future in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter – non-intervention, non-interference, prohibition of the threat or use of force, respect for the rule of law, human rights and democracy. As CARICOM has ceaselessly advocated, for this objective to be attained, there has to be a meaningful and internal dialogue between the contending parties. This dialogue must determine how best the crisis can be resolved within the confines of the constitution and the rule of law, whether by referendum, elections or any other agreed mechanism. Nothing short of this will lead to the quelling of this crisis or provide the relief that all Venezuelans desire. Pending this, there must be a commitment to the delivery of humanitarian aid in a manner that is not politicised but which uses United Nations mechanisms that have been used over the years for the impartial and effective delivery of humanitarian relief. EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WITH SPECIAL GUEST Heads of Government welcomed Her Excellency the President of Estonia and acknowledged the forging of new relations between CARICOM and Estonia based on shared interests. They agreed to continue to explore areas of cooperation in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and e-government. The President outlined the development of her country as a digital nation emphasising its value to economic growth and development which could be an example for small countries. Heads of Government agreed on the need for cooperation initiatives between CARICOM and the Government of Estonia in order to advance the digital development of the Community and to promote the collective approach to the CARICOM Single ICT Space and the ‘CARICOM Digital Agenda 2025’ initiative. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis 27 February 2019 ………………………………………………………….. See also: Press Conference – 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting CARICOM Heads of Government Bilateral relations matters among COFCOR’s key… COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOMCOMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 26-27 February, 2018, Port-au-Prince, Haiti The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27…March 1, 2018In “Anguilla”PM Harris meets CARICOM SG ahead of assuming Community Chairmanship(OPM St. Kitts and Nevis Press Release) Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris met today, Monday, 17 December, 2018, with the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in the Office of the Prime Minister at Government Headquarters. Prime Minister Harris said it was a special privilege…December 17, 2018In “CARICOM”PM Harris welcomes efforts to strengthen CDF(St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, says he welcomes efforts advanced at the recent 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Caribbean Community’s Heads of Government to strengthen the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) headquartered in St. Michael, Barbados.…February 21, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApp
The sale of the majority stake in the Greek port of Piraeus to China’s port operator Cosco Group (Hong Kong) Limited has been ratified by the country’s lawmakers on Thursday, Reuters reports.Under the agreement, the port operator will purchase 67 percent in the port for EUR 368.5 million (USD 411 million), representing a price of EUR 22 per share.The company will initially purchase 51 percent in the port for an amount of EUR 280.5 million, and the remaining stake of 16 percent over five years, for EUR 88 million.The deal includes the investment of EUR 350 million in the port over a period of ten years.After it signed an agreement with the TAIPED (Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund) for the transfer of the majority stake in the Piraeus Port Authority in April, Cosco Group (Hong Kong) Limited received approval for the new concession agreement in mid-June.The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) and Thessaloniki Port Authority (THPA) are being privatized as part of the country’s bailout plan.Russia’s President earlier revealed his intention to bid for the port of Thessaloniki, the second biggest port in Greece, which is being privatized under the same terms as the port of Piraeus.Greece plans to invite investors to submit binding bids for a majority stake in the port in Thessaloniki at the end of September.World Maritime News Staff
The Indians have two off days this week and in between will take on the Cincinnati Reds in a short two-game set at Progressive Field.The team is coming off winning four of their last six to start the homestand against the first place Twins and Yankees, and will look to finish off the homestand strong before they head to Detroit this weekend.Here’s the pitching matchups for the two games against the Reds Tuesday and Wednesday. June 11 v Cincinnati, 7:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Trevor Bauer vs. RHP Luis CastilloJune 12 v Cincinnati, 1:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/IRN)RHP Zach Plesac vs. RHP Anthony DeSclafani Related TopicsfeaturedIndiansMLBRedsTrevor Bauer Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.