June 16 saw the start of 220 km/h Euromed service on the Barcelona – Alicante corridor (p447) and the introduction of a new fares structure by Renfe’s Long Distance business unit, to be extended to sleeping car and couchette travel in September. The previous pricing regime based on a calendar of ’white’ (peak) and ’blue’ (off-peak) days, where ticket prices increased according to demand, has been modified to abolish ’white’ days. Return tickets for travel at any time now enjoy a 20% discount; this reduction had only applied if both legs of the journey were to be made the same day, with other return tickets discounted by 10%. The price difference between first and second class travel has been reduced, with first class fares now some 30% more expensive than second class; this difference had been as large as 81% in some cases. o
ELLSWORTH — Four Hancock County high school boys’ basketball teams kicked off their seasons with strong performances. Ellsworth, Bucksport, George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island all won their season-openers.GSA 69, Piscataquis 43GSA used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Piscataquis and gain its second victory of the season on Tuesday.GSA’s Taylor Schildroth led all scorers with 14 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Other GSA scorers included Will Entwistle (12 points) and Beckett Slayton (10 points). Nick Szwez, Max Mattson and Khemani Peasley each contributed eight points.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport 60, Sumner 49Riley MacLeod tallied 18 points and Tyler Pye added 16 to lead Bucksport past Sumner on Tuesday.Chase Carmichael and Tanner Stegner each chipped in 10 points for Bucksport.Issiac Christiansen led Sumner with 18 points.Searsport 44, DI-S 43 (OT)Barrent Grant scored 15 points to help Searsport nip Deer Isle-Stonington in overtime on Tuesday.Paul Zoephel and Mason Oliver each scored 10 points for DI-S.GSA 82, DI-S 49Taylor Schildroth hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to propel GSA by DI-S on Saturday.Khalede Clark chipped in with 13 points for GSA.Elliott Nevells led DI-S with nine points.Ellsworth 63, Foxcroft 57Bruce St. Peter tallied 13 points to lead Ellsworth past Foxcroft on Saturday.Zach Harris and Nick Bagley each contributed 12 points.WA 64, Sumner 50Washington Academy used a 25-6 third quarter to erase a six-point halftime deficit en route to the win over Sumner on Saturday.Alex O’Hara led Sumner with 16 points, and Jordan Bernier chipped in 11.MDI 72, Old Town 58Russell Kropff’s game-high 23 points led MDI past Old Town on Saturday.Bucksport 35, Searsport 24Tyler Pye recorded 11 points Riley McLeod grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Bucksport to victory on Friday.
BARCELONA (Reuters) – The mother of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has died after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, the English Premier League champions said on Monday.“The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrió in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was 82-years-old,” City said in a post on their official Twitter account.“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”Guardiola, who has also coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich and spent most of his playing career with Barca, donated one million euros ($1.08 million) last month to fight against the virus, contributing to a campaign launched by the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona.