Dragic, Ellington lead slow-starting Heat past Bulls

first_imgCayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Jordan Spieth finishes with an eagle at the Australian Open The Heat started slow again in the third quarter, prompting Spoelstra to leave his second- and third-leading scorers, Dion Waiters (four points) and Hassan Whiteside (11 points, nine rebounds), on the bench down the stretch as the Heat pulled away after Chicago cut Miami’s lead to 83-81 with five minutes, 40 seconds to play.“I don’t think we look at it like Dion or Whiteside or Dragic,” James Johnson said. “We have a lot of weapons on this team. We have a lot of guys who could do it. We’re all trying to play our roles and master that.”Justin Holliday added 15 points for the Bulls, who lost their fifth in a row following an 0-4 West Coast trip.TIP-INSHeat: Whiteside (knee) was in the starting lineup after missing Saturday’s practice to receive treatment. … F James Johnson had at least five rebounds and five assists in a game for the fifth time this season. … Miami (10-9) exceeded the .500 mark for the first time since winning two of three to open the season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson (0) drives against Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn (32) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO — Goran Dragic and the Miami Heat followed the lowest-scoring first quarter in team history with the highest-scoring one of the season to beat the Chicago Bulls.After scoring seven points in the first quarter, Miami had 38 in the second to take a 45-42 lead en route to a 100-93 victory Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Bulls: Chicago coach Fred Hoiberg said he’s “hoping” G David Nwaba will return to practice on Monday. Nwaba (sprained right ankle) missed his ninth consecutive game. … The home game was just Chicago’s seventh of the season, tied with Toronto for fewest in the NBA. … Grant scored 62 points in Chicago’s past three games. His single-game high was 13 prior to this stretch.FROSTY FIRST QUARTERThe Heat shot 2-of-19 from the field in the first quarter but only trailed 13-7 because the Bulls managed to make just 4-of-24 shots, including 1-for-15 inside the 3-point arc.The 20 combined points were the fewest in any quarter in Bulls history.DESIGNATED SHOOTEREllington continued his hot 3-point shooting, going 5-of-8 behind the arc.The veteran reserve made multiple 3-pointers in each of the Heat’s past four games, going 20-for-35 in that stretch, and at least one in 11 straight. Ellington is shooting 44.2 percent for the season.UP NEXTHeat: At Cleveland on Tuesday night.Bulls: Host Phoenix on Tuesday night. Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments MOST READ Dragic scored 24 points, Wayne Ellington had 19 points and five 3-pointers off the bench and the Heat’s four reserves outscored their five starters. James Johnson added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and fellow reserves Tyler Johnson and Kelly Olynyk scored 10 points apiece as the Heat bench produced 54 points to extend the team’s winning streak to three.Jerian Grant led Chicago with a career-high 24 points. Denzel Valentine had 14 points and career highs of 13 rebounds and seven assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They (the bench) inspired the whole team,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We were looking for some kind of energy, some kind of separation. We understand that it was going to be a 48-minute game and they played some inspiring basketball, not only in the fourth quarter but in that second quarter. That’s what really changed the momentum and brought us back into it.”Ellington ignited the Heat after the 2-for-19 first-quarter from the field, scoring 10 points and hitting three 3-pointers as Miami shot 68.4 percent in the second quarter.last_img read more

Cricket: Australian Women’s A Team easily sees out India Women’s A Team by 91…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementImage Courtesy: RediffThe opening game of the three-match ODI series between Australia A Women team and India A women was a one-sided affair with the visitors picking up the victory by 91 runs.Opting to bat first after winning the toss, the Aussies put up 271/8 in the allotted fifty overs at the Bandra Kurla Complex facility. Tahlia McGrath shone in the pack with a well made 58 off 66 deliveries. The 22-year-old hit 10 fours and a six in the knock.McGrath was well supported by Heather Graham and Naomi Stalenberg who narrowly missed out on their half-centuries. A quickfire cameo of 37 by skipper Molly Strano guided the team to the 270 run mark.The Indian women were never in the chase as the visitors skittled the top order to leave the hosts at 55/6 at one stage. Shikha Pandey and Preeti Bose offered some resistance down the order with a 60 run stand for the seventh wicket before ultimately bundling out for 180.With figures of 3-23, Molly Strano made her presence felt with the ball as well after her cameo at the latter stages of the first innings.Australia lead the series 1-0 with two more matches to go. The second fixture is slated to take place on October 17 at the same venue.Brief Scorecard: Australia A: 271/8 (Tahila McGrath 58, Heather Graham 48; Preeti Bose 3-42)  India A:  180 in 46.2 overs (Preeti Bose 62 not out, Shikha Pandey 42; Molly Strano 3-23).Read Also:Sanath Jayasuriya charged under violation of ICC’s Anti-Corruption CodeCricket: Virat Kohli singles Umesh Yadav out of praise for his performancelast_img read more

Virat Kohli has 5 IPL hundreds as captain. All others combined have 4

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli may have not won an Indian Premier League title yet but he is arguably the most consistent batsman in the Twenty20 league ever since its inception in 2008.With 5326 runs, Virat Kohli is right on top of the list of batsmen with most runs in IPL. On Friday, at the Eden Gardens, Kohli smashed his fifth IPL hundred to help Royal Challengers Bangalore clinch only their second win of IPL 2019.The match-winning 100 that came in just 58 balls is also Virat Kohli’s first since 2016 IPL wherein the RCB captain smashed quite a few batting records. Kohli had scored four centuries in the said edition of the cash-rich league in which he single-handedly took RCB to the final.To put things into perspective, Virat Kohli has more centuries as captain (five) than the number of hundreds all other captains have managed (four) so far in IPL. Only four batsmen have scored centuries while leading IPL teams in the past.King Kohli is our key performer for his outstanding off 58 deliveries pic.twitter.com/5UfYEQdgU5IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019Sachin Tendulkar scored a 66-ball 100 for Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium as captain against Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Virender Sehwag had smashed a match-winning 119 from 56 balls for Delhi Daredevils (Capitals) as captain against Deccan Chargers in the same edition of IPL.Meanwhile, Australia great Adam Gilchrist, as Kings XI Punjab, had hit 106 off just 55 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dharamsala in 2011.#KingKohli pic.twitter.com/Fl0TmDQdaVIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019David Warner joined the elite list of captains with IPL hundreds in 2017 when he took Kolkata Knight Riders to the cleaners with a 59-ball 126.advertisementDespite Kohli shining as a batsman while leading RCB, it’s not difficult to understand the Bengaluru-based franchise’s inability to land titles. Overdependence on Kohli and AB de Villiers and lack of balance in the bowling attack has led to their downfall in the recent past.Familiar problems have come to haunt Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2019 as they have managed to win only two out of nine matches so far and are languishing at the bottom of the points table.WATCH: King Kohli’s majestic 100(58) https://t.co/quoGjsNojr #KingKohli pic.twitter.com/KfdwmrHRJBIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019However, in a must-win match on Friday against the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens, Kohli gave a lesson on how to pace a limited-overs innings with a superbly-crafted hundred.Kohli had reached 50 in his 40th ball but switched gears after the mini lanmark to take the KKR bowlers to the cleaners in the death overs. He got the last 50 in just 17 balls before getting out in the last ball of the innings.@RCBTweets #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/3oFjbfJ5E1IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 19, 2019Moeen Ali’s 28-ball 66 in the absence of an injured AB de Villiers gave the much-needed impetus to RCB’s innings in the middle overs. Nitish Rana (85*) and Andre Russell (65*) came up with valiant knocks but KKR fell short of a 214-run target by 10 runs.Also Read | Promised AB de Villiers I will score a hundred: Virat Kohli after fireworks vs KKRAlso Read | Virat, you little biscuit: AB de Villiers reacts after Kohli’s 5th IPL hundredAlso Read | IPL 2019: Virat Kohli hits 5th Indian Premier League hundred, 1st since 2016last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams crushes Carla Navarro to reach quarters, Rafael Nadal thrashes Joao Sousa

first_imgSerena Williams reached her 14th Wimbledon quarter-final by overwhelming Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-2 even though she was not at her magnificent best on Court One on Monday.The 37-year-old American, aiming for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, produced 19 unforced errors, including a bizarre mistake when she leaned over the net to hit a volley and had the point docked.But she also conjured 21 winners, some of which left the crowd gasping in admiration and her 30-year-old opponent helpless on the other side of the net. (Wimbledon 2019 Live Score)Williams, seeded 11th, had little match practice coming into Wimbledon because of injury and teamed up with Andy Murray in the mixed doubles to get some more playing time.”I’ve had more matches this week than the past five months but it’s definitely good and I know I can play and I’m now physically better (so) it’s almost a feeling of relief more than anything,” she said immediately after coming off court.Suarez Navarro, ranked 31 in the world and one of the smaller players on tour, lacks the big weapons and serving power needed for grass and has always had trouble against Williams.Monday’s defeat was her seventh against the seven times Wimbledon champion.Though the Spaniard broke the American’s serve in the second set, she had no answer for Williams’s pounding groundstrokes. Suarez Navarro slipped trying to retrieve the ball to go match-point down, then mis-hit a backhand to concede defeat.Williams, who first played at the All-England club as a 16-year-old in 1998, said she was still ambitious.advertisement”I’m a really pumped player and of course I still want it or I wouldn’t be here.”Williams faces Alison Riske in the quarter-finals after the American upset top seed Australian Ash Barty earlier on Monday.”She’s great on grass and just took out the world No.1… I watched that and I’ll be ready,” Williams said.RUTHLESS NADAL STORMS INTO LAST-8The sweet-spot in Rafael Nadal’s racket appeared to be the size of a beachball on Monday as the Spaniard fired off winners left, right and centre to hurtle into the Wimbledon quarter-finals with a ruthless 6-2 6-2 6-2 win over Joao Sousa.The Spaniard was not pleased when he was seeded third at the grasscourt championships, despite his status as world number two, and even less happy when the draw put him on a second-round collision course with Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios.On Monday, however, he was all smiles as he enjoyed his quickest workout at this year’s tournament, ending Sousa’s bid to become the first Portuguese to reach the last eight of a Grand Slam with an ace.He will next face either Tennys Sandgren or Sam Querrey of the United States for a place in the semi-finals.Also Read | Wimbledon 2019: Ashleigh Barty’s run ends, Alison Riske reaches quarterfinalslast_img read more

World Cup 2019: Babar Azam surpasses idol Virat Kohli to become second fastest to 3,000

first_img graphs World Cup 2019: Babar Azam surpasses idol Virat Kohli to become second fastest to 3,000New Zealand vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Having set a target of 238, Pakistan were 110 for three at the halfway point of 25 overs but Babar Azam rose to the occasion with his 101-run knock. advertisement view more view less commentary Anita Jat BirminghamJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 10:43 IST Babar Azam was adjudged man-of-the-match for his match-winning knock for Pakistan (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBabar Azam became the second fastest batsman to cross 3000 ODI runsBabar’s unbeaten 101 off 127 balls helped Pakistan (241/4) beat New Zealand (237/6) by 6 wicketsBabar became the first middle-order Pakistan batsman to score a World Cup hundred in 32 yearsIn a must-win match for Pakistan, Babar Azam walked in, displayed nerves of steel and stayed till the end of chase to send his side over the line with a 6 wicket win over New Zealand, who, till Wednesday, were unbeaten in the World Cup 2019.In order to remain alive in the contention for semi-finals, Pakistan had to win against New Zealand at Edgbaston. Having set a target of 238, Pakistan were 110 for three at the halfway point of 25 overs but Babar Azam rose to the occasion with his 101-run knock.”This is my best innings. the wicket was difficult and turned a lot in the second half. The plan was to go through to the end and give my 100%.”When we started, the plan was to see out Ferguson. But when Santner came on, the plan became not to give wickets to him and cover up later when the fast bowlers come on. The fans support us here in Birmingham, it’s great,” man-of-the-match Babar Azam said at the presentation ceremony.Babar Azam’s hundred is Pakistan’s first World Cup century scored by a non-opening batsman since…1987!#CWC19 | #NZvPAK | #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/EJzm7kMHVyCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 26, 2019On his way to his magnificent innings, Babar Azam also crossed the milestone of 3000-run mark to become the second fastest batsman to do so.Babar achieved the feat in 68 innings, which is seven fewer than his idol Virat Kohli. The 24-year-old is now only behind South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who achieved the feat in 11 fewer outings.advertisementInterestingly, Babar also got to the 1,000 and 2,000 run-marks also in fewer innings than Indian captain Virat Kohli.Moreover, Babar also became the first middle-order Pakistan batsman to score a World Cup hundred in 32 years. 103 Javed Miandad (101) and Saleem Malik (100) had scored centuries in the 1987 World Cup.With the win over New Zealand, Pakistan have now moved to the 6th spot on the 10-team World Cup 2019 points table and are tied on points (7 from 7 matches) with 5th-placed Bangladesh. They will now have to win against Afghanistan and Bangladesh to keep their hopes alive for a spot in the semi-finals.Also Read | Not thinking about similarities to 1992, says Sarfaraz Ahmed after New Zealand winAlso Read | Pakistan keep semi-final hopes alive after handing New Zealand 1st defeatAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Memes go viral after Sarfaraz Ahmed’s diving effortAlso Read | Pakistan can do anything: Sarfaraz Ahmed on World Cup 2019 semi-final chancesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Babar AzamFollow New Zealand vs PakistanFollow World Cup 2019Follow NZ v PAK scorecard No data available! Nextlast_img read more

Will bounce back in 2021 assembly polls Mamata to party leaders

first_imgKolkata: Notwithstanding the party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Friday told the party activists to work hard as she is confident of bouncing back in 2021 assembly polls. During a meeting with leaders of Bankura and Jhargram district, Banerjee asked the “traitors” to leave the party instead of harming its prospects. “Our party supremo told us that she is confident that the TMC will bounce back in 2021 assembly polls. Those leaders who are working for the BJP from within should immediately leave the party,” a senior TMC leader of Bankura said after the meeting. Banerjee, also West Bengal chief minister, rebuked a section of the leaders for the party’s poor performance in the general elections. The TMC lost all the three Lok Sabha seats to the BJP in the two districts. She asked TMC workers to prepare for the 2021 assembly elections in the state and to bring back the old-timers into the party fold, the senior leader said.last_img read more

Canadian in custody in Belize as police investigate Toronto womans death

first_imgThe Canadian government says a citizen is in police custody in Belize in connection with the deaths of a Toronto woman and her American boyfriend.A spokesman with Global Affairs Canada said Thursday afternoon that consular officials are assisting the family of the detained Canadian and are in contact with local authorities.Police in Belize have said 52-year-old Francesca Matus and her American boyfriend, Drew DeVoursney, died of strangulation.Their bodies were found on Monday in a sugar cane field in the country’s Corozal district.They were last seen leaving a bar around 11 p.m. six days earlier.DeVoursney’s mother said earlier on Thursday that the U.S. embassy in Belize told her two people were questioned in the case and have since been released.last_img

Federal fall update expected to offer more support for struggling news industry

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is expected to lay out fresh plans next week to support Canada’s struggling news industry.The measures, expected in Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s fall economic statement Wednesday, will be designed to help journalism remain viable after years of shrinking advertising revenues.The decline has already shuttered newsrooms, led to job cuts in many others, and eroded coverage of key democratic institutions across Canada — everything from municipal councils to provincial legislatures to Parliament.In last winter’s federal budget, Ottawa committed $50 million over five years for local journalism in “underserved communities.”The government also pledged in the budget to search for additional ways of supporting Canadian journalism.Internal federal documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access-to-information legislation say the government assembled a working group of officials from the finance and heritage departments following the February budget.Their goal, the memo said, was “to identify options to address the issues affecting journalism in Canada ahead of the fall economic statement.”The fall statement will be one of the last opportunities in the current fiscal year to announce the new measures.“A range of options to ensure the continued viability of the journalism industry in Canada are being considered,” reads the briefing note prepared for deputy finance minister Paul Rochon ahead of his meeting last July with the president and the publisher of Montreal’s La Presse newspaper.In the budget, Ottawa promised to take a closer look at potential models to enable private donations and philanthropic support for “trusted, professional, non-profit journalism and local news.” The government said eventual steps could include new ways for Canadian newspapers to innovate and receive charitable status for “not-for-profit” journalism.The briefing document for Rochon noted how La Presse announced its plan to adopt a not-for-profit structure last May — a couple of months after the budget — to position the newspaper to take advantage of the federal commitments on journalism.A separate July briefing note laid out options for “government action” but those sections of the document were redacted.“There are calls for the government to intervene to save the legacy newspapers under the premise that this is the key way of ensuring the continued production of civic-function journalism,” reads the memo.The document summarized recent industry trends — including how overall operating revenues tumbled to $3.2 billion in 2016 from their peak of $5.5 billion in 2008. The decrease included a steep drop of 34 per cent between 2012 and 2016.It said the decline has been caused mainly by falling advertising revenues and, when it comes to online ads, noted how Canadian news outlets have struggled to compete with giants like Facebook and Google, which scoop up about 80 per cent of the digital business.The number of daily newspapers in Canada was down to just 88 by May 2018, the document said. A decade earlier, there had been 139.The news industry’s challenges have also led to job losses. The memo said news organizations slashed salary spending by 37 per cent between 2006 and 2016, a period that saw the number of workers in the industry fall to 24,000 from 36,000. Between 2007 and 2017, employment in journalist positions declined 5.7 per cent — to 11,688 from 12,396.“There are indications that journalists are less able to cover stories about Canada’s democratic institutions. Dedicated coverage of public interest news (e.g. legislatures, town halls, courts) has declined,” the note said.In the lead up to the federal budget, the government was bombarded with ideas on how to help the news industry. A report last year from the Public Policy Forum called for a sales tax on foreign companies selling digital subscriptions in Canada, a fund to help finance reliable news and information with $100 million in federal seed money, a new “local” mandate for news agency The Canadian Press and changes to the CBC’s online advertising.—Follow @AndyBlatchford on TwitterAndy Blatchford, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

New Brunswick begins talks with Ottawa on funds for flood relief and

first_imgThe Canadian Press FREDERICTON — The premier of New Brunswick says he’s working with the federal government to provide financial relief to homeowners affected by this year’s spring flood.Blaine Higgs met with the federal finance minister Wednesday morning and says Bill Morneau was receptive to what’s needed for flooding relief and future mitigation.Higgs says he knows quite a few cottages — especially around Grand Lake — have been damaged by the floodwaters, but the government’s priority will be for repairs to primary dwellings.The premier says the amount of assistance has not been determined, but he says the government will provide advance funds to allow people to begin repairs right away.During last year’s record flood the province provided up to $4,000 in advance funding, but Higgs says he wants to increase that to about $15,000.Higgs says an emphasis must be put on mitigation, including restrictions on building on flood plains, and raising some highways and roads that had to be closed.He said a priority would be the Trans-Canada highway where the flooding forced the closure of a section between Oromocto and Riverglade for an entire week.The highway reopened Wednesday.last_img read more

Walmart Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Walmart Inc. (WMT) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $3.84 billion.On a per-share basis, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said it had profit of $1.33. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.13 per share.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.02 per share.The world’s largest retailer posted revenue of $123.93 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $125.33 billion.Walmart shares have increased 7% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 14%. The stock has climbed 18% in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on WMT at https://www.zacks.com/ap/WMTThe Associated Press read more

Wreckage found near Haiti too recent to be Columbuss Santa Maria –

“There is now incontestable proof that the wreck is from a much later period,” according to a report from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The bronze or copper fasteners found on the site, near the Coque Vieille Reef, point to shipbuilding techniques of the late 17th or 18th centuries, when ships were sheathed in copper. The Santa Maria, which ran aground on the night of 24 to 25 December 1492, would have used only iron or wood fasteners. Moreover, in view of contemporary accounts – notably the journal of Christopher Columbus, transcribed by Bartolome de las Casas – the wreck is too far from the shore to be that of the Santa Maria.The report was drafted by UNESCO mission leader Xavier Nieto Prieto, whose team visited Cap-Haitian, north of the island, between 9 and 14 September. He was joined by Tatiana Villega, of UNESCO’s Office in Haiti, Kenrick Demesvar, of the Haitian Ministry of Culture, and Maksaen Denis, of Haiti’s National Bureau of Ethnology.In a letter dated 12 June, Haitian Culture Minister Monique Rocourt asked for the support of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body of UNESCO’s 2001 Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, requesting that a mission of experts be sent to the site.The letter followed an announcement in May that Bill Clifford, an American underwater explorer, had located the wreck of the ‘Santa Maria.’ He first visited the site in 2003 and identified a cannon believed to date from the 15th century. The cannon has since disappeared. UNESCO’s Underwater Heritage Convention, adopted 2001, aims to ensure the safeguarding of underwater heritage and support research and international cooperation in this field. The States – numbering 48 including Haiti – that have ratified it undertake to preserve this heritage, prevent commercial exploitation of sites and fight the illicit trafficking in stolen artefacts. This latest UNESCO report recommends further exploration to find the Santa Maria and to draw an inventory of other major wrecks in the area. It also calls on Haiti to adopt legislative measures to enhance the protection of underwater heritage, notably with regard to the attribution of authorizations for the excavation of underwater archaeological sites, and meet the standards of the Convention. read more

Commentary We can all learn something from Kenny Guiton

Redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton (13) celebrates a touchdown during a game against California Sept. 14, at California Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 52-34.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorWhen the backup quarterback of a football team, especially a team as high-profile as the Ohio State Buckeyes, is elected captain, it should resonate with even the common fan.With his recent play, most notably the way he led the Buckeye offense to a season-high 608 total yards in its 52-34 win over California, one could begin to understand a little better why redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton earned the honor of captain.But, to me, it’s so much more than that.Not only is he talented enough to fill in for junior starting quarterback Braxton Miller without flinching, allowing the offense to essentially run the same as if Miller were healthy, Guiton’s personality and leadership skills make him truly one of a kind.Growing up and playing sports myself, there were always a few teammates of mine who seemed to want more attention or were upset if they were not getting the playing time they felt they deserved. Every team can suffer from this problem, but in the case of the Buckeyes’ backup quarterback, it feels like the direct opposite.Guiton never seems to want to give himself any of the accolades that come with his success. He always talks up his teammates and how it is all about the team. Such modesty is few and far between in sports.Miller has called him his “big brother.” Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said Guiton “is the best in the business at what he does.” Coach Urban Meyer calls him “the old right-hander,” and admited it will be a tough call to sit down the player who has visible control of the huddle and the utmost confidence of everyone around him. On a grander scale, chants of “Kenny G” ring throughout Ohio Stadium whenever he gets his chance under center.Guiton often tells the media it is his job to lead the team like he knows how, doing his duties as the captain he is. Knowing and embodying his role in the way he does — keeping things simple, recognizing how blessed he is and truly loving being at OSU — makes him someone who we all could learn from.He is in no way perfect, but it is nice to know players on the OSU roster are looking up to someone like Guiton.Upon leaving the team media room late Saturday night after the game against Cal, Guiton was standing next to OSU’s locker room door, scrolling through his iPhone before hopping on a bus to head to the airport.Walking past him on my way out of the stadium, I offered him a “Good game, Kenny,” and in classic “Kenny G” form, he looked up instantly to shake my hand and said, “Thank you. Y’all have safe travels back.”Typical Kenny. Always putting others before himself. read more

Link Health and Community opens in Oakleigh

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Link Health and Community is opening a new facility in Oakleigh and is inviting people of all ages to attend its Open Day on 14 October.A not-for-profit organisation, Link HC is the leading provider of health and support services in Monash. Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews will officially open the building. Schools and community groups have been invited to participate, with a free sausage sizzle available from midday.The Open Day will also provide fun and informative activities for people of all ages, ranging from schoolchildren through to celebrating National Seniors Week with activities designed for senior citizens.“Our new Oakleigh site is designed to showcase Link HC’s vast range of services available to the local community,” said Philip Moran, Link HC’s CEO. “We are looking forward to welcoming lots of new faces and explaining to the local community what we have to offer.Health professionals including dietitians, diabetes educators, counsellors, physios, health promoters and occupational therapists will be available to chat with people on the Open Day.“Our experienced and qualified practitioners add a wealth of expertise to link the people of Oakleigh to better health,” said Mr Moran.“This branch further strengthens Link HC’s ability to provide a wide range of accessible, lower cost, bulk-billing and supportive programs and services for the community.”Nick Voulanas, a Greek-speaking physiotherapist, will also join the centre along with a team of experienced GPs, podiatrists and social workers. “I’m more than excited to be joining the Link HC team,” Dr Nick Voulanas told Neos Kosmos. “The centre will be of great benefit to the Greek and wider community, with fees for most services around $10, and bulk billing GPs.”The new Oakleigh addition will be equipped with a gymnasium that specifically caters for older people and chronic illness patients.The centre can be accessed from Mills Road and Haughton Road and is a short walk from the Oakleigh shopping centre. For more information call 1300 552 509 or visit www.linkhc.org.aulast_img read more

Fourmis le mâle reproducteur élimine ses rivaux à la naissance

first_imgFourmis : le mâle reproducteur élimine ses rivaux à la naissancePubliant leurs travaux dans BMW Ecology, des chercheurs allemands et autrichiens ont observé que chez les fourmis, le mâle reproducteur de la colonie élimine ses jeunes rivaux potentiels, soit en les attaquant lui-même, soit en les marquant chimiquement pour les faire attaquer par les ouvrières.Des chercheurs de l’Université de Ratisbonne (Allemagne) et de l’Institut autrichiens des sciences et technologies (IST Austria) ont observé le comportement des mâles de l’espèce Cardiocondyla obscurcir, des fourmis chez lesquelles des mâles dits ergatoïdes (mâles sexués) sont pondus tout au long de l’année. Ceci dans le but de prévenir une éventuelle disparition du mâle reproducteur ‘de service’ (un seul par fourmilière), disparition qui compromettrait l’avenir de la colonie.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Or, les scientifiques ont constaté que, jaloux de ses prérogatives, ce mâle adulte aptère et doté de testicules actifs (contrairement aux mâles ailés) détecte et attaque les futurs mâles comme lui. L’agression peut survenir alors que le futur rival est encore dans sa chrysalide – mais alors, le risque de tuer une future femelle à cause d’une erreur d’identification est grand. Comme l’ont observé les chercheurs, le ‘pacha’ préfère donc mordre le jeune une fois éclos, dès le premier jour, avant que l’exosquelette de celui-ci, mou à la naissance, ne durcisse et puisse résister à ses mandibules. S’il attend que le jeune soit âgé de 2 jours, il s’expose à une forte résistance : 50% des combats entraînent alors la mort des deux adversaires. C’est pourquoi le vieux mâle peut également recourir à une autre stratégie : marquer son jeune rival d’un tag chimique grâce à des sécrétions anales. Ce marquage provoquera sur le ‘tagué’ l’attaque des ouvrières, ‘programmées’ pour cela. Mais attention : arme à double tranchant ! Car le jeune mâle peut lui aussi marquer son aîné, qui deviendra alors la cible des ouvrières. Et comme, chez les fourmis, rien ne se perd, tout cadavre servira à nourrir les larves…Le 23 juin 2012 à 16:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Body found in Columbia River IDd as Portland man

first_imgThe body found in the Columbia River Monday afternoon has been identified as a Portland man.The Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office said that John David Martin, 51, was found deceased in the river near the Interstate 205 Bridge. The cause and manner of Martin’s death was not yet available.Deputies with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office River Patrol responded to the report of a body in the river at 1 p.m. Monday and responded to discover the deceased male.Detectives with the agency responded and are conducting a death investigation.last_img

TCI Govt receives foreign aid after Hurricane Irma

first_img FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 19th, 2017 – Providenciales – Despite talks of relief being provided by the TCI government and government assisted agencies, there is still a cry from the people who remain with little to no basic supplies since the passing of hurricane Irma. As a result, Premier Robinson recently issued an official statement detailing the reconstruction efforts being made.Premier Robinson said that her government has been occupied with providing help to those that need it most, especially persons in the family islands. At a recent press conference, she also turned down rumors that the government was not distributing supplies to residents. The statement revealed the following:“UK military have been helping to clear debris and repair buildings in order to restore services. For example they have cleared out several Government buildings including the Treasury to allow reconstruction to commence. In South Caicos, the UK military have made repairs to the clinic, decontaminated water storage tanks and have cleaned up primary and high schools anticipating their reopening. The UK military are working closely with the Bermudan military, who have sent 30 of their rank to assist in Grand Turk, and the Canadian military who have a frigate ship based off South Caicos from which they to are assisting the local community, not least with provision of water. The UK’s Department for International Development has delivered 400 shelter kits and 655 litres of bottled water to South Caicos. Yesterday in Provo, UK Aid delivered 276 shelter kits, which include two 7×5 tarpaulin sheets and 24m of rope each, these are vital for repairing roofs. UK Aid will shortly be delivering a health kit to South Caicos, which contains enough vaccines for 10,000 people for three months.”At the recent press conference with CARICOM heads, Premier Robinson explained that unlike in the family islands where goods are being distributed door to door, if residents are in need of supplies, they will have to go to the shelters to receive them.Since Hurricane Irma, the Turks and Caicos Islands have received aid from the UK, Canada, Cayman Islands, Bermuda and other governments and by regional and other international bodies and organizations. The Minister of State, Lord Ahmad, Chairman of Caricom, Prime Minister (Grenada) Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell and other regional dignitaries have visited the islands.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passedlast_img read more

Giuseppe Marotta on a new chapter in Inters history

first_imgInter Milan’s new CEO Giuseppe Marotta is keen on marking a new chapter in the club’s history.Marotta made the switch from Juve and in his first Nerazzurri interview exclusively to Inter TV, the new boss made his ambitions known.“A new chapter begins – a new journey with the same characteristics that have led me to other experiences. I will show great passion, determination and desire to take Inter as high as possible.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I was born into football, and as soon as this opportunity arose I didn’t hesitate to take it. I met the owners and I understood their desire to gift great success to the fans. There’s a lot of confidence in the management and it’s up to us to repay them.“There are plenty of points still on offer and all of our objectives are attainable. We’ll need to start again right from Saturday’s game against Udinese. Inter must have a leading role on the European stage, it’s a club with great honours.“It’s a really strong brand, with a history made up of many trophies and great players. The fans’ love for these colours is permanent.”last_img read more

3 USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign As Fallout From Abuse Scandal Continues

first_img Share Scott Olson/Getty ImagesLarry Nassar appears in court last Wednesday in Lansing, Mich., to listen to victim impact statements during his sentencing hearing. He is accused of molesting more than 100 girls while he was a physician for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.Three key board members at USA Gymnastics have resigned, the organization said Monday. The moves indicate continued tumult at the sport’s governing body as the sentencing hearing continues for former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has admitted to the sexual assault of minors under his care.The resignations of chairman Paul Parilla, vice chairman Jay Binder and treasurer Bitsy Kelley were announced by USA Gymnastics, which said its board of directors would identify an interim chairperson until a permanent one is selected.“We support their decisions to resign at this time,” USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry said in a statement that thanked the three for their years of service to the organization. “We believe this step will allow us to more effectively move forward in implementing change within our organization.”The positions are volunteer and unpaid, The Associated Press reports. Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics’s former president and CEO, resigned last March. Perry took over in December.As NPR’s Vanessa Romo reported last week, more than 100 women are telling their stories of abuse during Nassar’s sentencing hearing: “Nassar has pleaded guilty to seven first-degree sexual assault charges in Ingham County, Mich., but Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is allowing all of his accusers to speak if they want to before issuing Nassar’s sentence. He has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography in a federal case.”Michigan State University, where Nassar’s sports medicine practice was based, is also under fire. One accuser testified on Friday that she had been assaulted by Nassar and told the university about it back in 1997. An investigation by The Detroit News found that 14 university officials were told of reports of sexual misconduct by Nassar in the two decades before he was arrested and that at least eight women had reported his actions.A front-page editorial in the MSU student newspaper called for the resignation of university President Lou Anna Simon: “Survivors of ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse cannot move on without change. You ‘apologized’ to them, you have thrown money at them, but about the only thing you haven’t done is listen.”On Tuesday one victim called Simon a “coward” for not attending the sentencing hearing, NBC News reports; Simon was present the next day.USA Gymnastics announced last week that it had severed ties with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas, which had served as the training center for the USA Gymnastics National Team and where some members of the national team said they had been assaulted.Nassar has admitted to molesting young athletes and has taken a plea deal. In addition to his decades in prison for child pornography, he faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years for the assaults, according to the AP, though the maximum sentence could be significantly higher.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

President and Stars Join in Epic Farewell to Queen of Soul

first_imgBy JEFF KAROUB, Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of singers Friday in a hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend and family member.“Aretha’s singing challenged the dangling discords of hate and lies and racism and injustice,” the pastor William J. Barber II said. “Her singing was revelation and was revolution.”In a send-off both grand and personal, a celebrity lineup of mourners filled the same Detroit church that hosted Rosa Parks’ funeral and offered prayers, songs and dozens of tributes.Louis Farrakhan, from left, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Guests included former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.Robinson, the Motown great, remembered first hearing Franklin play piano when he was just 8, and he remained close to her for the rest of her life. They talked for hours at a time.“You’re so special,” he said, before crooning a few lines from his song “Really Gonna Miss You,” with the line “really gonna be different without you.”Late Friday, Franklin was laid to rest in a mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, the final resting place of her father and two of her sisters.The epic funeral unfolded on the same day as services for Arizona Sen. John McCain in the nation’s capital, creating a challenge for some news networks trying to show both ceremonies. The McCain memorial, with its reverential silence and ramrod-straight honor guard, contrasted sharply with the joyous remembrance in Detroit.Bill Clinton described himself as an Aretha Franklin “groupie,” saying he had loved her since college. He traced her life’s journey and praised her as someone who “lived with courage, not without fear, but overcoming her fears.”He remembered attending her last public performance, at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation benefit in November in New York. She looked “desperately ill” but managed to greet him by standing and saying, “How you doing, baby?”Her career, Clinton noted, spanned from vinyl records to cellphones. He held the microphone near his iPhone and played a snippet of Franklin’s classic “Think,” the audience clapping along.“It’s the key to freedom!” Clinton said.Lasting just over eight hours, the service at Greater Grace Temple encompassed many of the same elements and emotions that were hallmarks of Franklin’s more than six decades on sacred and secular stages. She was remembered as the pride of Detroit and a citizen of the world.Actress Cicely Tyson reworked the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem “When Malindy Sings” to “When Aretha Sings.” Music mogul Clive Davis, who helped revive Franklin’s career in the 1980s, described her as a loving friend and a dedicated and unpredictable artist, whose passions ranged from soul to ballet. He remembered her turning up at a tribute to him in a tutu.“There was the Queen of Soul, accompanied by members of the City Center Ballet Company,” he recalled, with Franklin “doing well-rehearsed pirouettes and dancing with most impressive agility and dignity. It was wonderful.”Music was in abundance, of course. Jennifer Hudson, whom Franklin said she wanted to play her in a movie about her life, brought the crowd to its feet with a rousing “Amazing Grace.” Ariana Grande sang one of the Queen’s biggest hits, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and Faith Hill performed “What a Friend We Have In Jesus.”The Aretha Franklin Orchestra opened the funeral with a medley featuring “I Say a Little Prayer,” ”Angel” and other songs she was known for, along with such gospel numbers as “I Love the Lord” and “Walk in the Light.”Gladys Knight segued from “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Near the end, Stevie Wonder brought the dwindling audience to their feet, swaying to his classic tribute to love, “As.” Jennifer Holliday ended the funeral with “Climbing Higher Mountains,” an uptempo gospel original by Franklin herself.A statement from former President George W. Bush that was read to the crowd said Franklin would “continue to bring joy to millions for generations to come.” The Rev. Al Sharpton read a statement from former President Barack Obama, who wrote that Franklin’s “work reflected the very best of the American story.”Sharpton received loud cheers when he denounced President Donald Trump for saying that the singer “worked for” him as he responded to her death. “She performed for you,” Sharpton said of Franklin, who had sung at Trump-owned venues. “She worked for us.”“She gave us pride. She gave us a regal bar to reach. She represented the best in our community,” Sharpton said.Many noted her longtime commitment to civil rights and lasting concern for the poor. The Rev. Jesse Jackson recalled Franklin raising money for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and urged attendees to honor her memory by registering to vote. Her friend Greg Mathis, the reality show host and retired Michigan judge, recalled his last conversation with her. They talked about the tainted water supply in Flint. “You go up there and sock it to ’em,” she urged Mathis, paraphrasing the “sock it to me” refrain from “Respect.”Franklin died Aug. 16 at age 76.Her body arrived in a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle hearse. She wore a shimmering gold dress, with sequined heels — the fourth outfit Franklin was clothed in during a week of events leading up to her funeral.The casket was carried to the church that also sent Franklin’s father, the renowned minister C.L. Franklin, to his and Parks’ final resting place at Woodlawn Cemetery, where the singer will join them. Pink Cadillacs filled the street outside the church, a reference to a Franklin hit from the 1980s, “Freeway of Love.”Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced during the service that the city would rename the riverfront amphitheater Chene Park to “Aretha Franklin Park.”Family members, among them granddaughter Victorie Franklin and niece Cristal Franklin, spoke with awe and affection as they remembered a world-famous performer who also loved gossip and kept pictures of loved ones on her piano.Grandson Jordan directed his remarks directly to Franklin, frequently stopping to fight back tears.“I’m sad today, because I’m losing my friend. But I know the imprint she left on this world can never be removed. You showed the world God’s love, and there’s nothing more honorable.”___Associated Press writers Josh Replogle, Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Andrew Dalton contributed to this report.___Follow Jeff Karoub on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeffkaroub and find more of his work at https://apnews.com/search/jeff%20karoub .last_img read more