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Novak Djokovic tested positive for corona virus after Adria Tour

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns the ball during an exhibition tournament in Zadar, Croatia, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and his announcement led to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where Novak Djokovic was scheduled to play on Sunday. (AP Photo/Zvonko Kucelin)
The Adria tour, which took place at Zadar last weekend, was engulfed in controversy after the final was canceled after Grigor Dimitrov’s positive test.

Djokovic, the world number one tennis star who is scheduled to play in Sunday’s final, confirmed Tuesday that he and his wife Jelena were also tested positive for Covid-19 after returning to Serbia, while his children’s results were negative.

In a statement released on its website, Djokovic defended the organization of Adria Tour, a four-stage charity event held in the Balkans.

“Everything was born with a philanthropic idea, to direct all the funds raised to people in need and it warms my heart to see how everyone is responding to this,” said the 17-time grand slam champion.

“We organize tournaments when the virus has weakened, believing that the conditions for the tour have been fulfilled.

“Unfortunately, this virus still exists, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to overcome it and live with it.

“I hope things will diminish over time so that we can all live again as before. I am very sorry for every case of infection. I hope it does not complicate anyone’s health situation and that everyone will be fine.”

Djokovic added that he would remain isolated for the next 14 days and undergo another test within five days.

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‘Head Bones’

With the ATP Tour suspended until August 14th, Adria Tour began in Serbia earlier this month and both events have taken place with fans in attendance.

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The eight players who competed at Zadar last weekend were photographed at close range, posing for photos and playing basketball together. Borna Coric from Croatia confirmed that she also tested positive for coronavirus.

Tennis players pose for photos during the Adria Tour event in Zadar, Croatia. Coric, Dimitrov and Djokovic were all tested positive for the corona virus, while Zverev returned the negative test.

Fellow player Nick Kyrgios called the decision to host the Tour “cool-headed,” while great tennis Chris Evert pointed out the lack of social distance between players.

“Everything we have done in the past month, we have done with a pure heart and sincere intentions,” Djokovic’s statement also said about the Adria Tour.

“Our tournament is intended to unite and share messages of solidarity and affection throughout the region.

“The tour has been designed to help established and future tennis players from Southeast Europe get access to some competitive tennis while various tours are postponed due to the Covid-19 situation.”

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The expedition will explore “an area still little known”: the Portuguese Sea.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is “inconceivable”.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is "inconceivable".

President of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks Against Hunger Isabelle Jonet considers food waste unacceptable and absurd, as every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year.

As World Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day is celebrated, speaking at a conference on the subject in Lisbon, the official recalled statistics released by the National Statistical Institute and said the situation was “worse than expected.”

The data, official and published for the first time, refers to 2020 and shows that 1.89 million tons of food was wasted in Portugal this year, so each Portuguese wasted an average of 183.6 kilograms of food.

INE statistics show that families spend the most. The figures show that over 1.2 million tons of food was wasted by families this year, followed by catering with over 237 thousand tons, trade and distribution with 214 thousand tons, primary production with over 101 thousand tons and food . industry, about 61 thousand tons.

“We buy too much, we buy bad, we let it go bad. It is unacceptable that a third of what is produced ends up in the trash,” the official said, speaking at a debate organized by the United Movement Against Waste.

Ana Cristina Carrola of the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency (APA), who also took part in the debate, stressed that the average amount of waste per year per inhabitant in the European Union is 173 kg, less than the 183 kg that is thrown away by the Portuguese.

“This is unthinkable in our day,” he lamented.

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese; Sporting wins too

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese;  Sporting wins too



Evanilson scored four goals in eight matches in the 2022/23 Portuguese Liga (Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP)

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After the draw in the last round Portuguese Championship, Porto won again. This Friday, the defending champions thrashed Braga 4-1 at the Dragau Stadium. Goals came from Evanilson, Eustaquio, Pepe and Galeno. Defender Pepe, against, got to the opponent.

Ex-Fluminense Evanilson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the opening stage. Eustaquio tried to make a cross and the Brazilian forward appeared on the second post to prop up his chest. Two minutes later, Pepe filed Eustaquio, who sent the ball into an empty net.

In the final stage, the Portuguese-Brazilian defender Pepe tried to cut off a low cross, but sent him into his own net. Pepe, the former Gremio who assisted, got it from Taremi after a beautiful move that extended the game in the 18th minute. In addition, the Brazilian Galeno closed the account in the north of Portugal.

– I am very happy to score again and, above all, for this victory. A match we knew would be difficult, against a strong opponent who was in good sequence, but in which we managed to impose our rhythm and win three points in front of our fans. Now it’s time to rest and get back to work, already thinking about the next challenge, which is also very important for us, – said Evanilson after the match.

SPORTING TOO WINS

Another great player to take the field this Friday is Sporting CP. In Lisbon, on José de Alvalade, the Lions beat Gil Vicente 3-1. For Rubén Amorim’s side, Morita, Pote Gonçalves and Rocinha scored. Fran Navarro scored in stoppage time.



Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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