Late nights and sleep-ins for Aussies CANBERRA, Australia (AP): The Australian swimming team is fine-tuning a routine for late nights and sleep-ins as it prepares for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 47 swimmers and 33 support staff and coaches are in camp this week at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), where they’re simulating the schedule they’ll have to contend with in Rio – heats in the early afternoon, with finals from 10 p.m. until midnight. German footballers to wear ‘Refugees Welcome’ BERLIN (AP): All football players across the Bundesliga first and second divisions are to show their solidarity for people fleeing war and poverty by wearing patches for this weekend’s round. All players will carry a patch on their left arm saying ‘We’re helping, (hashtag)refugeeswelcome’ instead of an advertisement logo for logistics company Hermes. The initiative is also being supported by German tabloid Bild. Hermes gave up advertising in a similar manner last season to help German Cancer Aid. Hertha Berlin General Manager Michael Preetz said: “The refugees crisis concerns everyone;, nobody can look away. We Bundesliga clubs can … no, we must use our reach, influence and ability to help the many refugees who have already suffered so much. ‘We’re helping, (hashtag)refugeeswelcome’ is a brilliant initiative and one we’re happy to support.” Surgery for Wilshere LONDON (AP): Arsenal says midfielder Jack Wilshere is to undergo surgery on his left fibula and is expected to be out for three months. The decision was made after scans showed healing from the initial injury, a break in August, was not progressing as well as hoped. The England international will have a small plate inserted into his leg. Wilshere missed a majority of the 2014-15 season after undergoing left ankle surgery last November, returning in April for the last six games of the season.
– Advertisement – Timotheus Kamaboakai, CEO, Liberia YMCA and Host. The Africa Alliance of YMCAs Peer Review Meeting on Liberia is expected to begin in Monrovia Tuesday, November 20, at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) National Headquarters on Broad Street, the entity has said in a release.The Peer Review Mechanism is one of the key governance reforms that the Africa Alliance of YMCAs (AAYMCAs) and its national movements have adopted as a means of setting up a platform for organizational performance review, best practices, and knowledge sharing.According to the press release, 15 participants representing eight countries in West Africa, which will include National General Secretaries and YMCA Board Chairmen, are expected to be in attendance. Also expected to attend are Senior Liberia YMCA Board leaders, staff and volunteers.The process also strengthens National Movements in Africa. In the Peer Review process, a National Movement agrees to be scrutinized by its peers in all areas of its operations so that the host, YMCA, will be able to receive technical support from its peers and the Africa Alliance of YMCAs.The Peer Review will be held from November 20-24, 2018, and will begin with an official welcome session. During the first two days of the review, workshop sessions will be held, followed by field visits to YMCA program centers in Monrovia on day 3, Thursday.A field visit to three YMCA branches outside Monrovia will climax the meeting, the release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)