first_imgGolovkin said he might watch the replay of Mayweather-McGregor this week, but didn’t seem terribly interested. Alvarez, who took his only career defeat against Mayweather in 2013, said he ordered the pay-per-view, but “to see a show, not a fight. I knew what I was getting.”“We weren’t negative on that event,” Loeffler added. “We just made it clear that this is the real boxing match, and that was a spectacle. It was the most popular MMA fighter against the most popular boxer. … You shouldn’t sell it as a real, competitive fight. But we were happy that it wasn’t a disaster to where people would be down on buying this fight.”Although Loeffler praises McGregor’s showmanship and MMA skills, he likened the matchup to Muhammad Ali’s infamous 1976 fight with Japanese pro wrestler Antonio Inoki.“It was really more of an exhibition,” Loeffler said. “It wasn’t really a boxing match.”But don’t mistake Loeffler for an Oscar-style hater. He thinks the long-term benefits of that short-term curiosity outweigh the drawbacks.“The more boxing exposure we can get for the sport in general, the more fights that can be made,” Loeffler said. “It brought (boxing) to the mainstream. It got a lot of attention that many other events never have a chance of getting. But I really think (Alvarez-Golovkin) is the highlight of boxing for this year.” Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ray Allen visits Manila NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Loeffler and De La Hoya are both grateful that most casual sports fans seemed to enjoy Mayweather’s 10th-round stoppage victory: The unusual fight appeared to be competitive, and it largely entertained people who don’t watch every big fight.And if those casual fans now want to see the best that boxing has to offer, De La Hoya and Loeffler are selling Mexico’s biggest star against an unbeaten Kazakh knockout artist for four middleweight title belts.“I’m glad that so many people bought the fight so they can see what boxing is all about, and what boxing is all about is September 16th with Canelo and Triple G,” De La Hoya said.De La Hoya sent out a furious, profane tweet to his 1.8 million followers one day before the bout, declaring that Mayweather and McGregor were “disrespecting the sport of boxing.” De La Hoya didn’t back down from that opinion during public workouts in downtown Los Angeles for Alvarez and Golovkin, who attracted well over 1,000 fans standing in 90-degree downtown Los Angeles heat for four hours.“Only Mayweather knows, why it lasted 10 rounds,” said De La Hoya, who lost a close fight to Mayweather in 2007. “Obviously, Mayweather is not the biggest puncher in the game. If there was a Canelo in there, obviously it would last one round.”ADVERTISEMENT Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:16Pacquiao takes another swipe at Mayweather over exhibition match KO02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ But now that Mayweather’s farewell victory over the UFC champion went off without a major embarrassment for boxing, De La Hoya and fellow promoter Tom Loeffler hope their upcoming megafight between Saul Alvarez and Golovkin will be carried to new heights by a surge of interest created by the spectacle of the summer.If you liked Floyd and Conor, they think you’re going to love Canelo and Triple G.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingGolovkin meets Alvarez on Sept. 16 in the same Las Vegas arena where Mayweather stopped McGregor in the 10th round last Saturday. The result was no surprise to De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez, or to Loeffler, who guides Golovkin’s career.“We were all pretty convinced that Floyd would win,” Loeffler said. “We were just hoping that it wouldn’t be a disaster where people were going to say, ‘We’re never going to buy another pay-per-view.’” Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Boxer Canelo Alvarez works out as he hosts an open-to-the-public media workout at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is a 12-round box fight for the middleweight championship of the world presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES — Oscar De La Hoya had no desire to watch Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s victory over Conor McGregor last weekend. Neither did middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who smirked at the idea of taking the time away from his family.“I just thought it was a fraud, and I still think it’s a fraud,” De La Hoya said Monday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) Senior JD-U member K C Tyagi today raised the issue of the “authoritarian attitude” of Allahabad University Vice Chancellor, saying the students union president Richa Singh had written to all MPs on the matter and about gender insensitivity. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, he said “first we saw the sacrifice of Rohith, then the Kanhaiya episode and now Richa Singh episode is in the process.” The senior JD(U) leader said Singh, who had come to meet him yesterday, has raised issues of “crime against women, gender insensitiveness, authoritarian attitude of Vice Chancellor of the Allahabad University…” and added that abusive slogans were written against her on walls. Tyagi said he was sharing the concern of the House. To this, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said there “should be no attack” on students, student movements and student independence. Naqvi said he would bring the matter to the notice of the minister concerned so that proper action could be take if there has been any discrimination on part of the university administration. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien told the members that Naqvi has said he will ensure investigation into the matter. PTI NKD ARClast_img read more

first_imgAfter the 80-run hammering on Wednesday, a desperate India will be eyeing for a strong comeback against New Zealand in the second contest of the three-match Twenty20 rubber at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.While the visitors face a must-win situation, another victory for the Kiwis will seal a moral series victory win for them.In the first game, neither the Indian batsmen nor the bowlers clicked as they succumbed before a clinical all-round show by the hosts. Kiwi opener Tim Seifert (84 off 43) hammered the Indian bowlers all around the Park on Wednesday and it would be crucial to pack back him early on Friday.What time does the 2nd T20I between India vs New Zealand start?The first T20I between India and New Zealand starts at 12.00 PM IST on February 8, Friday at Eden Park, Auckland.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs New Zealand match.Where will the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand be played?The 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand will be played at Eden Park in Auckland from 12.00PM IST.Where can I watch India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.advertisementWhere can I check the online live updates of the India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs New Zealand from our live blog on indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand?India: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, M.S. Dhoni, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj.New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Blair Tickner, James Neesham.last_img read more

first_imgThe Tyreek Hill 10-day narrative is a sobering reminder of how much a life (any of our lives, really) can change in such a small amount of time.Hill spent, what, 20 years constructing a career that pointed towards a inconceivably-prosperous life for himself and then probably 20 seconds burning it all to the ground.There are so many angles to this story that I don’t know which to tackle first but the foremost to me is this:I’m glad it happened inasmuch as it means the girl who Tyreek attacked won’t have to endure something she said had been ongoing for a while.There was some positing on Twitter that she would “wake up from her confusion” and realize that Tyreek was her (and her baby’s) meal ticket (as if eating is more important than living) and the whole thing would go away.But she didn’t and it didn’t and for that I’m thankful that she was brave enough to present it to the authorities. That’s a good (and not totally common) thing in 2014.Here are a few more thoughts on the entire thing followed by a chronological list of the events that unfolded last Thursday and Friday.Thoughts:• Tyreek playing the race card is interesting considering (and this is not a difficult thing to figure out if you can navigate the Internet at all) his girlfriend does not appear to be white.• When you put it like that….Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill has been arrested for strangling his pregnant girlfriend: http://t.co/bureRJHQJo— Brian Phillips (@runofplay) December 12, 2014• Not sure about you guys but my biggest “oh sh**” moment was reading that she was eight weeks pregnant. Not that it makes it any better if she isn’t but it certainly makes it worse that she is.• Related: It doesn’t take a wild imagination to put “punch in the stomach” and “8 weeks pregnant” together as a grotesquely married duo.• This is not a thing I would tweet shortly after being arrested for overpowering another human being:Just got to be strong— Ty Hill (@cheetah) December 13, 2014• Here’s something I wrote about heroes back in August. Feels like a good time to dust it off and put it back out there.• The series of events of the last 10 days are staggering, really. The sentiment Friday night before Bedlam among the more delusional, I admit, was “Gundy might be coaching for his job.” Now? “Gundy runs Stillwater, man.”• Along those lines…has any single player ever provided his head coach more PR goodwill along such a lengthy scale of achievement than Tyreek for Gundy over the last 10 days?• There was sliver of me that (the entire time this was unfolding) thought “what if he’s innocent?” but the fact that I still haven’t heard Tyreek deny any of this coupled with him playing the race card and the girl’s testimony and physical evidence is all pretty damning even if, in a court of law he is acquitted.• All in all I thought it was handled very professionally by Gundy, the university and everyone involved. Swift, decisive and zero doubt on where anyone stands.• Between this, Devon Thomas and Ronald Jones the over/under for Rennie Childs carries in 2015 is 9 million point five.• I’m not sure if Tyreek played in OT in Norman (he probably did) but that had to have been the greatest last play of a career in Oklahoma State history, right?• Speaking of history — would you rather have the last three years of Prentiss’ career back, last 1.75 of Dez’s or last year of Tyreek’s?• I love this podcast with Reihan Salam where he talks about sports in America:“[] says that one of the reasons he finds sports so compelling is that professional sports is how Americans talk about commerce, race, power — it’s how they talk about so many things.”I realize that thought has huge implications but I think (and hope) it applies here.• I thought Robert Allen[1. First time Reihan Salam and Robert Allen have ever or will ever be mentioned in the same blog post. Ever.] said all of this pretty eloquently here:“Tyreek Hill will get his day in court, but his privilege of being a Cowboy football player has been taken away. It’s sad, but there was too much evidence that put that in question Thursday night in that emergency room.”Here’s a together a chronological collection of everything you missed at the end of last week:1. Tyreek Hill arrested2. Tyreek Hill’s girlfriend was pregnant3. It appears Tyreek initially played the race card4. Tyreek’s bail set at $15,0005. The Tyreek narrative keeps getting worse6. Tyreek Hill dismissed from the OSU football teamTotally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgPremier League Guardiola was right – calamity Joe Hart’s top class career is over Harry Sherlock Last updated 2 years ago 16:04 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(10) Joe Hart GFX Getty composite Premier League West Ham United West Ham United v Swansea City Swansea City Manchester City Guardiola The West Ham United goalkeeper simply isn’t good enough anymore, and is on a downward spiral in his career Joe Hart is threatening to embark on a nomadic career. After being cast aside so brutally by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola last year, the England international took the rare and admittedly admirable step of moving abroad, joining Torino in an eye-catching loan that was meant to reignite a career that was on the verge of falling apart.It did the exact opposite. During his time in Italy, Hart merely confirmed the suspicions of his doubters, turning in a series of error-strewn performances as Torino finished ninth in Serie A. Indeed, Hart was officially the second-worst goalkeeper across the top five European leagues; he made five mistakes leading to goals – only Josip Posavec, of relegated Palermo, made more.Hart 11/8 for clean sheet vs. Swansea Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Torino chose not to pursue a permanent deal for Hart, with the club’s president, Urbano Cairo, even choosing to call out the error-prone stopper in the press . City, too, decided not to restore him to the matchday squad when his loan ended, despite a succession of mistakes from Hart’s replacement, Claudio Bravo. Pep, in yet another snub, eventually chose to spend around £35 million on Benfica’s Ederson, untested in the Premier League but undoubtedly gifted.”Hart made a few mistakes, especially when coming out for the ball,” Cairo said in May. “He is an important goalkeeper. We probably didn’t expect so many mistakes from an England international… but he did some good things, too.”Calamity Joe HartIn 36 appearances, Hart conceded 62 goals in 2016-17, which makes it all the more baffling that West Ham chose to take the 30-year-old on a similar loan spell this season.Somehow he remains England’s No.1, Hart has only further ripped into his own reputation at London Stadium. Yes, he is playing behind a porous defence – West Ham have conceded 13 goals this season and only Crystal Palace, already on their second manager of the campaign, have shipped more – but he has made mistakes.Hart is vulnerable to his left, and in the first three games of the season, prior to his first clean sheet in nearly a calendar year, his save percentage low to his left was a mere 61.1 per cent, compared to 83.3% high to his left.Over the course of the campaign, Hart has faced a total of 26 shots on target. He has conceded 13, exactly half. For an elite-level goalkeeper, that is appalling. It’s the worst in the league this season, far worse than either Manchester United’s David de Gea (87.5%) or his City successor Ederson (81.8%).Joe Hart GFXA prime example of his weakness was shown in the opening game of the season against Man Utd, as West Ham lost 4-0. Late in the game Paul Pogba took aim from outside the area, and the ball evaded Hart, despite it being struck with relatively low power, and towards the centre of the goal.This makes one wonder if Hart was scouted at all by West Ham. Did a club with an unbecoming thirst for headlines, led by David Sullivan and David Gold, the club’s co-chairmen, choose to sign a player who had excelled in making mistakes over the past year, merely on the basis of reputation?No performance of Hart’s over the past year would’ve persuaded a scout on West Ham’s payroll to recommend him to the club, unless the date was April 1.Sources at the club have confirmed to Goal that there are already doubts about Hart from those high up at London Stadium. Adrian, the Spanish goalkeeper sidelined for Hart, kept six clean sheets last season in 16 appearances, while his rival kept five in 36 outings. Those in the boardroom believe that Adrian may, indeed, be the better player, and it would not be a surprise to see Slaven Bilic revert to the Spaniard as the season progresses.Hart’s errors will soon, surely, prove costly for himself, as well as the Hammers.Were he to find himself on the bench it would be impossible for Gareth Southgate to continue selecting him as England’s first-choice goalkeeper, ahead of the likes of Jack Butland at Stoke City or Jordan Pickford at Everton. Both have burgeoning, rather than shrinking, reputations, and offer youth in addition to Premier League experience.Hart, at the age of 30, is on a downwards trajectory in his career. Not wanted at the Etihad, in Italy or, it seems, in London, he may soon run out of places to go.Guardiola, so ruthless in swinging his axe, was right, as Hart’s career at the very top of the game already appears to be nearing its end. 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first_imgJamaica’s Ambassador to the United States (US), Professor Stephen Vasciannie, says strong partnerships are needed in the fight against the lottery scam. “We cannot live like this. Jamaica will destroy its tourism sector, its remittance sector, and business sector more generally, if the country assumes that the rest of the world will eventually ignore the lottery scam problem,” Ambassador Vasciannie said. “The fight against the activity requires crucial partnerships,” he added. Ambassador Vasciannie was delivering the keynote address at the launch of the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Western Jamaica Campus Ambassador Corps, at the Iberostar Hotel in St. James on Thursday, March 13. He noted that the scam, based largely in western Jamaica, has brought untold grief for vulnerable persons in Jamaica, the US and elsewhere, and must be destroyed. He said Jamaica is implementing a number of measures to address the scourge, including critical legislation, and was working with authorities in the US and civil society groups in both countries. The Ambassador called on the UWI Western Campus to look into the issue by pursuing research on the nature of the problem, the circumstances giving rise to the scam, and the moral implications of the scamming activities. The UWI Ambassador Corps, an initiative of final year students at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), comprises 12 leaders in the areas of education, civil society, the public and private sectors, who will work to promote the interests of the university and the wider business community, through lectures and other fora locally and overseas.By Garfield Angus, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgzoom Longshore workers who load grain in the U.S. Pacific Northwest export terminals have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain companies.The contract will be in effect until May 31, 2018. Members voting in favor totaled 1,475; those voting against numbered 193.“Terms of the agreement include work rule changes and wage increases over the life of the agreement”A tentative agreement for a new contract covering grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest was reached on August 11, by a negotiating committee representing five International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) local unions in Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, and Longview.Negotiations for the new agreement began in August of 2012, involved 70 separate sessions, and included lockouts at Portland’s Columbia Grain and Vancouver’s United Grain facilities.ILWU members will resume their jobs at the locked-out facilities on Wednesday. All picketing has ceased, and the parties have agreed to drop all pending NLRB and other legal actions associated with the dispute.“Bargaining was difficult, but in the end, both sides compromised significantly from their original positions, resulting in a workable collective bargaining agreement that preserves the work of the ILWU-represented workforce and fosters stability for the export grain industry,” ILWU said.Press Release, August 27, 2014; Image: United Grain Corporationlast_img read more

Rabat – Former head of government and businessman Mohamed Karim Lamrani, died Wednesday night, at the age of 99.Lamrani was born in 1919 in Fez and became a wealthy businessman in Morocco. Lamrani served as an economic advisor to the Moroccan government.Lamrani held the position of head of government three times: from August 6, 1971 to November 2, 1972; from November 30, 1983, to September 30, 1986; and from August 11, 1992, to May 25,1994. In 1967, he was appointed general director of Morocco’s OCP Group, one of the world’s largest phosphate producers and exporters.Morocco’s King Hassan II and Prime Minister Karim Lamrani pray during Friday noon prayer in 1985 at Moulay Abdelaziz mosque in Laayoune, southern Morocco.A successful businessman and politicianAlthough Lamrani had never stepped foot in school, he became a successful wealthy businessman and politician.“I was born to do business and in the world of business,” Lamrani said in an interview with Ramzi Sofia, a famous Iraqi journalist.Sofia conducted an interview with Lamrani when he was head of government between 1992 and 1993, but it was published in 2014 in the newspaper Al-Ousboue. Sofia had lived in Morocco since 1975 and written in many Arabic newspapers. He also wrote many books, including two about King Mohammed VI.Ramzi Sofia and Mohamed Karim LamraniFor Lamrani, success is to know how to seize the best opportunity which will change one’s life completely. “I was a man who seized life opportunity and moved towards wealth. My wealth opened chances for me to go into politics and high positions.”Despite being a prime minister in the governments of the late King Hassan II, Lamrani said, “I never neglected my business and I even transformed French colonial companies into Moroccan ones.‘The best politicians are businessmen’Lamrani believed that businessmen are the most fit for politics and that they can bring economic interest to their country.When Sofia asked Lamrani how he managed to enter politics even though he was a man of money and economy, Lamrani responded: “There is no single businessman who is not fit for politics and public affairs.”“I can tell you with all credibility that the best politicians are businessmen, because these people think about the financial interests of the country above all and they know how to bring money to the state budget.”Lamrani believed that the quality of the economy is an integral part of the stability of states.According to Sofia, Lamrani’s most important asset was his friendship with some of the old French businessmen, who not only made him speak their language fluently and acquire their ways of behavior and thought, but who also gave him useful techniques to succeed in his projects. Lamrani was an independent politician with no political party orientation. read more

Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,454.23, down 0.69 of a point):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 14 cents, or 5.91 per cent, to $2.23 on 9.6 million shares.Pembina Pipeline Corp. (TSX:PPL). Oil and gas. Down 71 cents, or 1.66 per cent, to $42.12 on 5.2 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 24 cents, or 1.93 per cent, to $12.69 on 4.6 million shares.Polaris Materials Corp. (TSX:PLS). Building Materials. Up 84 cents, or 30.43 per cent, to $3.60 on 4.5 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC). Airline. Up $1.11, or 4.20 per cent, to $27.51 on 3.8 million shares.ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN). Financial Services. Up 19 cents, or 5.04 per cent, to $3.96 on 3.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Fast food restaurants. Down 22 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $79.97 on 227,813 shares. A group representing frustrated Tim Hortons franchisees says its board members have been accused by the company of helping leak confidential information. The Great White North Franchisee Association said its board members have been served with notices of default. read more

“Every effort must be made to halt this odious practice, and bring the perpetrators to justice,” Mr. Annan told an African Union (AU) Session on Gender in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday, noting that such violence had reached “almost epidemic proportions” in parts the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in the Darfur region of Sudan. “I urge African States to do everything they can to translate into reality the objectives of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security – and to do so without delay,” he declared, referring to the October 2000 resolution aimed at enhancing the role of women in preventing conflict, promoting peace and assisting in post-conflict reconstruction within UN operations. Mr. Annan noted that in the past year alone, Africa’s women “have made great strides forward” and he congratulated the AU on electing five women out of a total of 10 commissioners. “Increasingly, Africans understand that their continent cannot develop unless its women exercise real power – in the home, in the local community, in the nation, and in the Union itself,” he added. Stressing the “devastating obstacle to development” posed by HIV/AIDS and its “increasing and terrifying toll on Africa’s women,” he underlined the indispensable part they had to play in all aspects of the struggle against the disease. “No less important is recognition of the role of women in the work for peace and security,” he declared. “Time and again, women have played a constructive and essential part in peace processes. “They are gradually finding a place at the negotiating table, in the implementation of peace agreements, in post-conflict rehabilitation, reconstruction and disarmament,” he added. “It is high time they were included in those processes in a more formalized way, at all levels and at all stages.” read more

The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team claimed a victory against the San Diego State Aztecs, 19-11, at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Wednesday night after tying its season-high for most goals in a period. Thanks to a team-high of five points off three assists and two goals by sophomore attackman Jackie Cifarelli, OSU improved to 5-6 overall and 4-1 at home. The Buckeyes played at full speed in the first half of the game, scoring 12 points and shooting with 63 percent accuracy. Less than a minute into the match, Cifarelli made the first score of the game. After another 20 minutes, OSU had built a 9-2 lead. The Aztecs, though, would answer and trade goals back and forth with OSU, but OSU didn’t lose the lead, going into the half with a score of 12-5. Junior attackman Katie Chase said it was teamwork that got OSU going. “We started playing together really well,” Chase said. “Our defense got some really big stops for us and our attack got it flowing. Once we got into the flow of the game, our goals just kept coming. It was a strong team effort all around.” Coming out of the game’s intermission, though, the Aztecs scored four goals in the first five minutes of the half, cutting OSU’s lead to three, 12-9. Chase, though, said the comeback was expected. “We knew that was going to happen,” she said. “We just needed to get back in the flow of our game.” The Buckeyes quickly called a timeout, and after that, they controlled the rest of the half. Chase said remembering the team’s theme this year provided the boost necessary. “Our theme is ‘Buckeye Strong,’ be strong all over the field,” Chase said. “Our thing this year is just playing with heart, playing like you want it all over the field, play for each other.” The Buckeyes went on to score five consecutive goals and earn their biggest lead of the game, 18-10, with just more than 10 minutes left in the game. “San Diego State is a great team,” OSU’s women’s lacrosse coach Alexis Venechanos said. “They took us to our last limits and it was a very challenging game but we definitely responded so we are able to take some positives.” The Buckeyes finished with 11 saves and 15 groundballs despite 22 fouls and seven turnovers. OSU is scheduled to take on Vanderbilt at noon Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

ivica obrvanMacedonia handball ← Previous Story Croatia beat Norway for Olympic VISA Next Story → Qatar win 10th international tournament in Doha Macedonian national team will have to find a new head-coach for the upcoming World Championship 2017 Play Off matches against Czech Republic in June. After they missed to qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio, coach Ivica Obrvan overtook responsibility and resigned from the position on which he came in 2013.Macedonians lost matches against Poland and Tunisia, while victory over Chile wasn’t enough to achieve their dreams to play in Rio, for the first time in sports history of this Balkan country.

first_imgSPOKANE — Authorities have made 14 arrests in connection with a prostitution operation involving more than 70 people, including five children, across Washington state.The Spokesman-Review reports that federal agents and several local agencies used undercover agents to make contact with the people involved. The arrests were made last week in more than a dozen cities across the state.FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich-Williams says there was one arrest and 13 women recovered in Airway Heights, while authorities made one arrest in Spokane and recovered three women there.The undercover operation is part of a wider FBI initiative being carried out in the U.S. and other countries, including Cambodia, Canada, the Philippines and Thailand.last_img

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the man who, they said, shot and killed two men in Southwest Miami-Dade before taking off in one of the victims’ car, early Saturday.According to Miami-Dade Police, a gunman walked up to Edward Seymour and VonTavius Sands and opened fire as they stood outside Seymour’s four-door Cadillac CTS, near South Dixie Highway and Southwest 222nd Street, at around 4 a.m.Investigators said the attacker then robbed a third victim inside the car, then told her to get out and took off in the vehicle. She was not hurt.A friend of one of the victims was left in disbelief after driving by the scene. “He’s a very nice person. Never get in no problems, never fight with nobody. He’s just a friendly person,” he said. “I don’t know why they would kill him.”If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgTanana Chiefs Conference Village public safety officers are on track to be the first in the state to carry guns.Listen Now State legislators approved a bill in 2014 allowing for the arming of VPSO’s, and under a pilot project with the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Tanana Chiefs Conference officers will be the first to carry firearms. TCC VPSO Director Sargent Jody Potts tied the initiative to a proactive stance on public safety.”We’re very heavily village-driven and in the villages, they know what’s going on out there, how dangerous and unsafe it is,” Potts said. “I have so many villages that have said, ‘Look. It’s not just about officers’ safety, it’s about community safety. We have things that happen in our community that we want an officer to adequately protect not just them but our community.”Sergeant Potts said two TCC VPSO’s have completed firearms training at the state police academy, and the primary obstacle to them carrying guns on duty is insurance.”Enough coverage to make sure that our villages, the officers and our organization will be okay,” Potts said.Captain Andrew Merrill is commander of the Alaska State Trooper VPSO program.“We have an insurance policy that covers our VPSO and any armed VPSOs,’ Merrill said. “We still have questions as to what it looks like if and when a VPSO would use deadly force.”Merrill said Troopers are working with VPSO contractor organizations like TCC across the state to resolve insurance and other issues.”A team of attorneys from the state Attorney General’s office as well as attorneys from each of the organizations are working together to make sure that we all know what it means for the VPSOs as well as the organizations,” Merrill said.Captain Merrill said in the meantime, all new VPSO candidates are undergoing firearms and other training exactly like that required for municipal police and Alaska State Troopers. TCC’s Potts said there’s no timeline on fielding armed VPSO’s anticipates that doing so could make the job more attractive.“Working unarmed, alone in a village with no backup. I’m not getting a lot of people,” Potts said.Potts added that the ten percent crime rate in the TCC region is twice that of Fairbanks or Anchorage.”There’s definitely room for improvement,” Potts said. “There’s some things we definitely need to address and I don’t think that keep operating as ‘business as usual’ is the right approach.”Potts said TCC currently has officers in 14 villages, but another 30 lack a resident VPSO, and  that Alaska Native health and safety contractors like TCC also need more state assistance to help fund VPSO positions.last_img read more

first_imgMore Baltimore residents died as a result of drug overdose than homicide last year, a startling fact in light of how easy it is to prevent opioid overdoses. We know how to prevent deaths, and there are effective treatment options for addiction. The question is, how we get the necessary resources to those who need them most?This was the message at the first community update meeting of the Mayor’s Heroin Treatment and Prevention Taskforce. The meeting, an opportunity for the task force to hear community ideas on how to best address Baltimore’s heroin issue, took place April 1, and was headed by new Baltimore City health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen.There are about 19,000 people in Baltimore who use heroin, said Wen, which makes heroin addiction an issue that touches every facet of our city, including the economy, public safety, and, of course, public health. Two hundred twenty-six people died of drug and alcohol overdoses between January and September of 2014, a nine month total that surpassed Baltimore’s notoriously high homicide total for the entire year.“How often do we hear about deaths from homicide? A lot, and it’s certainly a big issue . . . [but] why don’t we talk about deaths from overdose?” asked Wen.One of the reasons we need to discuss overdose deaths is that they are highly preventable, said Wen, who then demonstrated how easy it is to administer the drug naloxone – which effectively reverses the effects of a heroin, or other opioid, overdose – with a volunteer from the audience. The simple life-saving process basically consists of putting a few sections of the delivery device together and then spraying the medication into each nostril of an overdose victim.While preventing deaths through the use of drugs like naloxone is easy, the challenge is in getting the drug into the hands of those in the best position to save the life of someone who has overdosed, a challenge exacerbated by its price.“If the price has more than doubled, then we can only save half as many lives,” said Wen.The meeting was well attended by various community stakeholders, including community advocates, peer addiction counselors, doctors, researchers, and city officials working on addiction related issues, and who made suggestions regarding different strategies to best address Baltimore’s heroin problem.Carlos Hardy, CEO and founder of Maryland Recovery Organization Connecting Communities, said that while many people have heard of NIMBY (not in my back yard), fewer people are familiar with BANANA (build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything), which is a common response when a new drug treatment center is slated to be built in any given community. Hardy said that when a new center is being planned in a community, that both the program’s concerns and the community’s must be heard, and that by working with one community at a time, memoranda of understanding and other agreements can be entered into which lay out the expectations for all stakeholders, thus smoothing the path to more treatment centers.Dr. David Jernigan, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said it is not enough for the city to create neighborhoods that are compatible with recovery centers if those neighborhoods are not also compatible with recovery itself. “When we’ve got twice as many liquor stores as we’re supposed to have per population, when it is far easier to put a liquor store in this city then it is a treatment center, then we’ve got a larger problem,” said Jernigan.Part of what has made heroin addiction difficult to curb is the easy access to other forms of opioid drugs, particularly in the form of prescription pain killers, which one person at the meeting referred to as the ‘poor man’s heroin.’ According to Wen, while the U.S. makes up only five percent of the global population, we consume 80 percent of the world’s prescription pain medications.Dr. Suzanne Doyon, medical director of the Maryland Poison Center and an emergency room physician, said that while there are guidelines in Maryland for emergency room physicians that, if abided by, could greatly reduce the number of prescriptions for opioid pain killers in emergency departments, the bigger issue is how often primary care doctors prescribe the drugs.“The number of prescriptions coming out of emergency departments throughout the country are really really high. But the number of tablets dispensed per prescription is very, very, very low, because [emergency doctors] tend to prescribe for three days, or something like that. What seems to be the bigger problem is the lesser [number of] prescriptions for months, and months, and months going on years that occur in other settings such as primary care,” said Doyon.The effectiveness of peer counseling (programs that use recovering addicts to help those just entering recovery) and the need for stable housing for addicts in recovery (the lack of which can drive relapses) were other prominent themes among the community’s suggestions at the meeting.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

first_img If you watch Top Chef or any cooking shows, you know that somehow, food just tastes better when it’s presented beautifully. But who has the time and the skills to prepare a restaurant-worthy gourmet plate every time? Well, there’s an app for that.Eatense is a “digital dining plate” that aims to elevate your flavor and plating game — no chef skills required.Created by South Korea-based Expernet, Eatense is described as “the world’s first customizable plate” that allows users to create their very own personalized plate with a smartphone app. It’s equipped with a digital display so users can turn a simple plate into a one-of-a-kind work of art using designs, photos, and videos from their phone.Need a festive, holiday theme? Check. An elegant birthday cake plate? Check. Something romantic for a dinner for two? Check. The “world’s first digital dining plate” makes it easy — and also kind of fun.Photo Credit: EatenseAccording to the company, the Eatense plate can be washed just like any other plates and can be charged easily with a wireless charging pad. The smartphone app lets users customize the plate with unique designs or special messages.Eatense is available for pre-order at Indiegogo starting at $159. After the campaign, the company anticipates manufacturing and delivery to be fulfilled by the end of July 2019.Photo Credit: EatenseMore on Geek.com:How to Cook Perfectly Fried Rice, According to ScientistsKFC’s Firelog That Smells Like Their Fried Chicken Sold Out in HoursThis Slice of Pizza Will Outlive You Staring at Seagulls May Help Avoid Food TheftWe Now Know the DNA of Guacamole Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgIllustration of a squeezed spin state used to demonstrate Bell correlations. Credit: Engelsen et al. ©2017 American Physical Society Natural systems show nonlocal correlations Citation: Bell correlations measured in half a million atoms (2017, April 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-04-bell-million-atoms.html Journal information: Physical Review Letters The researchers, led by Mark Kasevich at Stanford University, have published a paper on the large system exhibiting Bell-type quantum correlations in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.”Our results illustrate the richness of quantum many-body states involving many entangled systems,” Kasevich told Phys.org. “Little is known at this frontier.”In order to use quantum correlations for practical purposes, the correlations must be measured. Until recently, the only way to measure Bell correlations in a system of atoms (or other components) was to measure the correlations between all of the individual atoms. But a few years ago, physicists developed a new method of measuring Bell correlations that does not require measuring individual components, but can be done by measuring the collective properties of the system as a whole. Last year, scientists used this method to demonstrate Bell correlations in a Bose-Einstein condensate of around 500 atoms.In the new study, the researchers have increased this number to a record 500,000 atoms. To do this, they used a method called spin squeezing, in which they started by preparing all of the atoms’ spins in a superposition of up and down states. The researchers then reduced (or “squeezed”) the uncertainty of one spin component below the value allowed for uncorrelated atoms, which simultaneously increases the uncertainty of the conjugate spin component to satisfy the uncertainty principle. By making collective measurements on the spin properties of the entire system, the researchers demonstrated that the spin states exhibit correlations beyond what is expected by classical physics. Currently, it’s unclear exactly how nonlocal Bell correlations may be used in such large systems. In smaller systems, Bell correlations have been used to generate random numbers, which have applications in cryptography. The physicists also expect that the experimental methods used here could be used to test the predictions of quantum theory.”We hope to test quantum mechanics in news ways with spatially extended versions of the states used in this work,” Kasevich said. “Imagine a quantum many-body state extending over one meter involving thousands of correlated particles. The squeezed states used for this work also have practical application in sensors, as they can be exploited to reduce sensor noise.” More information: Nils J. Engelsen, Rajiv Krishnakumar, Onur Hosten, and Mark A. Kasevich. “Bell Correlations in Spin-Squeezed States of 500 000 Atoms.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.140401center_img (Phys.org)—Physicists have demonstrated Bell correlations in the largest physical system to date—an ensemble of half a million atoms at an ultracold temperature of 25 µK. The presence of Bell correlations indicates that all of the atoms share nonlocal quantum correlations with each other. These correlations could one day be used in quantum information systems and to design new tests of quantum mechanics. © 2017 Phys.org Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: After 12 persons were killed in widespread violence during the West Bengal Panchayat election a day ago, post poll clashes continue to rock parts of the state on Tuesday. The state administration, however, claimed only six of those deaths were poll-related, State Election Commission (SEC) said.”According to the report received from the state administration, 12 deaths are reported on the polling day on Monday. Among them six are poll-related deaths, while the rest were due to different reasons,” SEC Secretary Nilanjan Shandilya told IANS. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPost poll violence was reported from parts of Howrah district where bombs were hurled in at least 20 houses during a clash between Trinamool Congress workers and BJP activists. A few vehicles were also vandalised and torched.Sporadic incidents of violence took place in South and North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts late on Monday.The single-phase rural polls in the state on Monday saw large scale violence and clashes between opposing political outfits throughout the day even as more than 60,000 armed personnel and 80,000 civic volunteers were deployed to guard close to 58,000 polling booths. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAs the day progressed, reports of clashes, booth capturing, vandalising of ballot boxes and rigging were received from pockets of South and North 24 Parganas, North Dinajpur, Nadia, West Midnapore and Cooch Behar districts.In several places, gun-toting goons attacked policemen on duty at polling premises, leaving at least two police officers severely injured. Several attempts to rig the election process were also reported across the state as miscreants poured water into ballot boxes or set them on fire. Additional Director General of West Bengal Police Anuj Sharma on Monday said Trinamool activist Arif Ali Gazi died in poll-related violence in South 24 Parganas while two other workers of the party died in Nadia. He said two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) workers died in Nandigram in East Midnapore district and a Jharkhand Disom Party worker died in Kushmundi of South Dinajpur.The opposition parties accused the Trinamool Congress of orchestrating unprecedented terror on the polling day and alleged the SEC and state administration completely failed to conduct a free and fair election.Representatives of CPI-M held a protest demonstration outside the SEC office on Monday evening demanding an answer from the poll panel about the adverse situations across the state.The state’s ruling Trinamool Congress, however, claimed that the people were able to exercise their democratic rights and said the situation was well handled barring a few isolated incidents.It accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of bringing in people from Bangladesh, Assam and Jharkhand with the help of Border Security Force personnel on the polling day to create unrest.Voting for the rural bodies in West Bengal was to be held on May 1, 3 and 5, but as the nomination process started in April, it was rescheduled to May 14 by the SEC following a Calcutta High Court order to extend the nomination deadline and announce a fresh polling date.last_img read more

first_imgHilton has announced the launch of Motto by Hilton, its newest affordable lifestyle brand. Hilton says that, approaches its 100th anniversary, it continues to pioneer the hospitality landscape with a new brand to address the needs and desires of the evolving global traveller.“Hilton prides itself on being a leader in the hospitality industry and evolving with the needs of our guests,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “Innovation is in our DNA, and as we embark on our 100th year as a company, we are innovating more than ever before. With Motto by Hilton, we are bringing to market something the industry has never experienced with its flexible and affordable room product, desirable locations and guest-empowered service.”Motto by Hilton is a micro-hotel with an urban vibe in prime global locations.Hilton evaluated the emerging lifestyle hostel model globally to understand the opportunity to enhance the shared room concept. But, extensive research showed that travellers who stay in hostels, in fact, do not like rooming with strangers and often book just with their friends or family. They want more from their hostel experience but are limited by current options in the market.As it evaluated the existing market, Hilton understood that what these travellers wanted was an affordable urban lifestyle brand – one that combined comfort and accessibility with travel and lifestyle trends that centred around:Prime Locations: It’s about giving travellers access to the best location – being in the heart of the city and in the most popular neighbourhoods. Right neighbourhoods make a difference.Authenticity: What does it mean to be “here”? Locality breeds identity, community, and ultimately, a sense of place.Affordability: Competitive rates that open the doors to cities and locations that travellers didn’t think they could afford.Flexibility: One size doesn’t fit all — choice is paramount. Multi-purpose spaces are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford.Guest Rooms: With an average footprint of 163 square feet or 14 square meters, the highly efficient rooms will include space-saving features such as wall-beds, lofted beds, segmented shower and toilet stalls, and multi-functional furniture that can be discreetly stowed when not in use.Linking Rooms: Eliminating the hassle of coordinating travel for larger groups, Motto by Hilton hotels will have the option for guests to book multiple connecting rooms in advance.Split-payments: Motto by Hilton hotels will allow guests to split payments between more than one person at the time of booking, avoiding the sometimes-complicated math exercise during checkout.Connected Room: All Motto by Hilton rooms will be outfitted with Hilton’s Connected Room technology – the first mobile-centric hotel offering that allows guests to control features in their room (i.e., temperature, lighting, TV, window coverings, etc.) from their Hilton Honors mobile app.Curated Sleep Experience: Motto by Hilton hotels will put an emphasis on a premium sleep experience. Whether it is a premium mattress; a Sleep Kit with eye masks, essential oils or vitamin bars; a white noise app; blackout window shades; or sound absorbing materials throughout the room, Motto by Hilton is sleep-obsessed and prioritises quality sleep for every traveller.“The launch of Motto by Hilton emphasises our relentless commitment to creating innovative brands that meet what today’s travellers want,” said Phil Cordell, global head of new brand development, Hilton. “The unmatched flexibility of Motto offers tremendous value by empowering travellers to tailor every stay to their specific needs.” HiltonhotelsMotto by Hiltonlast_img read more