Headley’s Yanks’ Debut Winner

first_imgNEW YORK — Chase Headley hustled to New York, eager to help his new team right away. That’s exactly what he did — about 4 1/2 hours after pulling on his pinstripes.Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on the night of July 22nd.“A little chaotic. Awesome, though,” said Headley, acquired from San Diego in an afternoon trade. “Mixed emotions, but I couldn’t be happier.”Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig’s franchise record for doubles, and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after rookie starters Chase Whitley and Nick Martinez both entered with a 5.10 ERA.J.P. Arencibia snapped a scoreless tie with a leadoff homer in the 13th against New York reliever David Huff, but the Yankees responded with Brett Gardner’s leadoff double and Jacoby Ellsbury’s tying single off closer Joakim Soria in the bottom half.Most seats were empty by the time Brian Roberts doubled with one out in the 14th off Nick Tepesch (3-6), who threw 99 pitches over 4 1-3 innings during a July 20 start in Toronto. Roberts was held at third on Francisco Cervelli’s single before Headley looped a single to left-center just as the clock struck midnight.“Sometimes these things happen. I had a chance earlier to get it done. There’s a lot of nerves, but then I thought, why wouldn’t this day go this way?” he said. “I was yanking off everything and made an adjustment and shot it the other way.”Headley raised one arm as he ran to first and was soon mobbed by his happy new teammates. He was doused with a sports drink by Gardner during a postgame television interview.“Unbelievable,” Headley said after going 1 for 4. “I’m excited to be here. I can’t wait to help, and just to be a part of this great franchise.”The third baseman left the Padres in Chicago and caught a flight that landed at LaGuardia Airport about 6:30 p.m. An hour later, he was in uniform shaking hands with other Yankees in the dugout during the top of the second inning.“I was expecting to play,” Headley said.He struck out as a pinch hitter in the eighth and had a great chance to win it in the 12th when he grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning. The 2012 Gold Glove winner also made a leaping grab to end the 10th.“He’s had a whirlwind of a day,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said. “He’s a new chip for us.”Jeff Francis (1-1) worked a scoreless inning to win his Yankees debut in a game that took 4 hours, 51 minutes.“We didn’t give in. We didn’t give up,” Rangers Manager Ron Washington said. “We didn’t give them the game. They beat us.”It was New York’s third walk-off win this season — and second in three days. The team said Headley became the first player to get a game-ending hit in his Yankees debut since Roy Weatherly against the Washington Senators on April 22, 1943, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau.The teams combined to use 17 pitchers. Minus ailing slugger Mark Teixeira, the Yankees were held scoreless for 17 straight innings by a last-place team with the highest ERA in the American League by half a run.Looking to upgrade that sagging lineup, New York obtained Headley from the Padres for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.Jeter hit his 535th double in the ninth, snapping a tie with Gehrig. Carlos Beltran grounded into an inning-ending double play against Neal Cotts.It was the longest scoreless game for the Yankees since they beat Boston 2-0 in 15 innings on Alex Rodriguez’s two-run homer Aug. 7, 2009.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Cricket Australia described as ‘arrogant’ and ‘controlling’ in commission report

first_imgCricket Australia has been described as arrogant and bent on winning at all costs in a review of its culture and governance commissioned after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.The review by Simon Longstaff of The Ethics Center, released Monday, said administrators should bear as much blame as captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft, who were suspended for their roles in the incident at Cape Town in March.The attempt by Bancroft to use sand paper to alter the condition of the ball during the Test match, with the knowledge of Smith and Warner, caused “grief” among the Australian public, Longstaff said.It exposed a dark culture, also manifest in players’ aggressive conduct toward opponents.Longstaff’s 147-page report, based on interviews with players, sponsors and other stakeholders, said Cricket Australia had consistently failed to live up to its values and principles and a culture of disrespect and bullying ran through the organization.”The most common description of CA is as ‘arrogant’ and ‘controlling’,” the report said. “The core complaint is that the organization does not respect anyone other than its own.”Players feel that they are treated as commodities. There is a feeling among some state and territory associations that they are patronized while sponsors believe their value is defined solely in transactional terms.” Steve Smith is serving a one-year ban for his involvement in the ball-tampering saga earlier this year (Reuters Photo)Longstaff’s findings are couched in unusually powerful terms. He says the grief felt by the Australian public in the wake of the ball tampering affair “was linked to a sense of shame not felt since the days of the perfectly legal, but what some may consider unsporting, under-arm bowling incident, a shame that our society’s ethical malaise had moved from politics to business to the churches.advertisement”Responsibility for that larger picture lies with CA and not just the players held directly responsible for the appalling incidents,” in the match at Cape Town.Smith, Warner and Bancroft are the only players named in the report. Others, who gave feedback to the author, are anonymous.”Over recent years, David Warner and Steve Smith have attracted the highest number of Code of Conduct breaches for international matches,” the review said. “However, in the last two years, both men have been honoured, suggesting that poor behavior is not considered to be linked to the concept of poor performance.”Longstaff said stakeholders “expressed deep regret over CA’s tolerance of poor behavior among elite male cricketers and the organization’s consistent failure to hold players accountable.””A lack of appropriate sanctions, including the absence of ‘call out culture’, has allowed behavior by players and coaches to diverge from community standards,” the review said. “A culture of disrespect for the opposition, as seen in the common practice of abusive sledging, runs through Australian domestic and international cricket, to a degree not practiced by other nations. There is nothing enjoyable or fraternal about abuse. It is simply crude and brutal.” Darren Lehmann stepped down as Australia coach following the ball-tampering saga (Reuters Photo)The review finds that Australian cricket “has lots its balance…and has stumbled badly.”The reputation of the game of cricket, as played by men, has been tainted. Women’s cricket remains unaffected.”The review said the Cricket Australia leadership should accept responsibility “for its inadvertent (but foreseeable) failure to create and support a culture in which the will-to-win was balanced by an equal commitment to moral courage and ethical restraint.”CA has begun to address some of its perceived shortcomings ahead of the review. Chief executive James Sutherland has left after 17 years and Pat Howard, the high-performance manager, has said he won’t extend his contract beyond mid-2019.New Australia coach Justin Langer and captain Tim Paine are charged with changing the culture within the Australian team.”The ball-tampering incident … can be seen as an aberration. It can be dismissed as the failure of a handful of players,” the review said. “However, to think this would be mistaken.”We have spoken with players who are reluctant to challenge the errant behavior of teammates just in case it puts them off their game and leads to a loss.”The review says Australia’s elite male players are highly paid but live in a “gilded bubble” disconnected from the “grounding influence of the community.”Longstaff recommends the establishment of a CA ethics commission and an Australian Cricket Council, containing key figures from the sport, which would meet twice a year to consider “issues of strategic significance.”advertisementIt says cricket’s annual awards should take into account behavior, and performance bonuses should also reflect conduct.last_img read more

Big 12 Conference Championship Bedlam Game at 11:30 a.m., Here’s Why

first_imgAfter the Big 12 and FOX gave Bedlam a “11 or 2:30” window a few weeks ago they actually decided to make the game at 11:30 a.m. and put it on FOX instead of FS1.This game will serve as the de facto Big 12 title game, and I sort of understand why they are doing this. The reasoning stinks for us, but it makes sense nationally.The Pac-12 Championship game is that Friday night (December 2). The SEC Championship is at 3 p.m. on Saturday (December 3) and the ACC and Big 10 Championships are at 7 p.m. (December 3). The Big 12 is assuring that its “conference championship” stands out from the other four.You certainly don’t want to stick it at 2:30 and let it go up against Alabama-Florida. And you probably don’t want it going against the two-headed ACC/Big 10 monster either.Does is suck that the only available time is 11:30 a.m.? Yes it does, but on a day when two of your teams might be playing to get in the College Football Playoff, you sort of want it to stand alone (even if it will get the worst ratings of all five of the Power 5 title games).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

Maro Itoje set for Saracens layoff after playing for England with knee injury

first_img Lima Sopoaga: ‘Losing can affect players. I take it all quite personally’ Share on Pinterest Rugby union Nonetheless, Itoje was one of only three players to start each of England’s matches and the news of his layoff comes days after the Rugby Football Union’s interim chief executive, Nigel Melville, claimed a peace accord had been reached with the Premiership clubs amid growing concerns over the amount, and seriousness, of injuries suffered during international get-togethers.Itoje’s autumn workload – and the fact he was not rested by Saracens last week – is more concerning in light of a worldwide survey published this week that showed 45% of players have felt pressed into training or playing with an injury.There is no suggestion Itoje felt he had to play for club or country and it was not until after last Saturday’s match for Saracens that his knee swelled and he was taken for a scan, which revealed the extent of the injury. Saracens are refusing to comment on the length of Itoje’s absence, other than he will be out of action for “a number of weeks”. Eddie Jones will take encouragement from the fact surgery is not required, with England beginning their Six Nations campaign in Ireland in eight weeks.Itoje will miss Saracens’s European double-header against Cardiff Blues, which begins at Allianz Park on Sunday, and is almost certain to miss the Premiership matches against Exeter and Worcester before the end of the year. He was already due to be rested for one Christmas game after his international commitments.Itoje joins Jack Nowell as a casualty of England’s autumn camp after the Exeter wing sustained a hamstring injury before their last match against Australia.At the end of last season injuries to Bath players prompted the club’s owner, Bruce Craig, to declare “there has got to be significant questions asked about the duty of care”.The Professional Game Board conducted a review into England injuries after finding the number has been consistently higher than those in the Premiership over the past three seasons. Melville said: “Premiership Rugby Limited had observers at training sessions [during the autumn] and they were pretty happy with what they saw. We think we have managed that quite well.” Maro Itoje … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Topics Read more news Share on Messenger Saracens England rugby union team Share on Twitter Maro Itoje played the whole of England’s autumn campaign with the knee injury that has now deteriorated to the extent his participation in England’s Six Nations opener against Ireland is in question.The Saracens second-row has a chipped bone in his knee but it is understood he picked up the initial problem during England’s training camp in Portugal in October.Itoje played every minute of the autumn internationals, except for his sin-binning against South Africa, and returned to club duty last weekend when he played all but the final 10 minutes in the victory over Wasps. England say they knew about the initial knee injury throughout and they managed it accordingly, adding they were not aware Itoje had chipped his patella, though conceding he may well have done so in Portugal. Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Detroit Audio Lab’s Speakers Offer an Audible Piece of the City Itself

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar The Evolution and History of the Home Stereo The 100% Biodegradable Vollebak T-Shirt Is Made From Plants and Algae As a city, Detroit has seen some hard times, but it is also currently undergoing a sort of renaissance with startups and creatives looking not only to use the city as their home base but to give back as well. That is exactly what Detroit Audio Lab is doing with its Made From Detroit audio products.“Made From Detroit reflects the very heart and soul of who we are,” Detroit Audio Lab founder Mike Bauer said in a statement. “Our products showcase and preserve Detroit’s history. Rather than dooming our structures to landfill, we breathe new life into them. We also comply with global best practices and regulations on waste and sustainability throughout their construction, meaning that our products not only preserve the past, they also protect the future.”Far more than just a name, Made From Detroit reflects what the speakers truly are. The wood used in the construction is recycled from abandoned Detroit buildings. The speaker is engraved with the address of the former home or business that the wood was taken from. Not only do buyers of the products get a new and unique piece of audio gear, but a literal piece of the city’s history.The offerings are numerous, including the D:Audio Solo and D:Audio Riff Bluetooth speakers, and the D:Audio Back-Beat bookshelf speakers. Speakers are not the only audio tech the company makes either. There’s also the D:Audio Amp 100-watt stereo amplifier and the D:Audio Voice passive amplifier, meant for use with phones or tablets.“Detroit Audio Lab’s mission is to bring the audio industry, which has all but disappeared from our shores, back to American soil,” Bauer said. “Our products will always be designed and manufactured here in Michigan, using local and American suppliers. We’re building the foundation for an audio industry right in — and from — the same city that gave the world so much great sound. It seems fitting that the sounds of Detroit are heard again through the wood and workers of Detroit.”The company has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds as well as offer its products at a discount to early buyers. The products start at $65 for the D:Audio Voice, ranging up to $1,250 for a pair of the D:Audio Back-Beat bookshelf speakers.The campaign is aiming for $50,000, about 10 percent of which has been raised at the time of publication. For more information or to back the campaign, see the Made From Detroit campaign page on Kickstarter.A version of this article originally appeared at our “brother site,” Digital Trends. 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know Why You Should Skip the Suave and Try Custom Hair Care Products last_img read more

DRF and CSJP III Partnering on Community Mediation Project

first_imgStory Highlights The Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) and Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III are partnering to implement a community mediation project that will provide free sessions to persons in conflict. He was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, at the Agency’s Head Office in Kingston on Friday (May 4). This was disclosed by the DRF’s Content Delivery Leader, Paul Hines, who said the Foundation is aiming to host at least one session per month in each of the 50 communities served by CSJP III. The Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) and Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III are partnering to implement a community mediation project that will provide free sessions to persons in conflict.This was disclosed by the DRF’s Content Delivery Leader, Paul Hines, who said the Foundation is aiming to host at least one session per month in each of the 50 communities served by CSJP III.Additionally, he said the DRF is in discussion with churches and other institutions to identify suitable venues for these fora.He was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, at the Agency’s Head Office in Kingston on Friday (May 4).Mr. Hines said the project’s first phase commenced in January and included stakeholder sensitisation sessions with officers of the courts, the police, representatives of the churches and politicians, among other key interests.Other phases of the project will include the training of additional resource persons and a media campaign launch.In addition to providing funding for the project, the CSJP III also has a dual-referral relationship with the DRF.This facilitates persons being referred from CSJP programmes for mediation, as well as DRF referrals for individuals in need of support, particularly from CSJP’s Psychological Services Unit.Mr. Hines noted that stakeholder feedback has, so far, been positive, with persons welcoming the partnership to resolve conflicts, thereby reducing the case load before the courts and matters for police investigation.“People disagree about things all the time; what we tend to see, however, is an escalation of those conflicts. But we have been offering mediation and sensitising persons about finding a way to engage when there is a conflict. That engagement helps them to find a way to talk it out, through the opportunity to work with a trained certified mediator,” he said.Mr. Hines further pointed out that “when we invite persons to mediation, we want them to be in a space that they regard as safe (and which) we can (assure will) guarantee them confidentiality.”“It’s amazing what can happen when people engage in mediation and what the results can be. It promotes respect, (and) it builds and repairs relationships,” he added.Associate Clinical Psychologist with CSJP III, Chaday Nelson indicated that “we are (partnering on) this project because we see how it fits in with our overall vision and mandate to, not only build (the) capacity of communities to deal with conflicts, but to present other opportunities for community members to resolve issues.”last_img read more

Belships Returns to Profit Expands Fleet

first_imgzoom Oslo-based bulk ship operator Belships returned to black during the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.The company said that its net result for the period reached USD 6.4 million, against USD ‐14.6 million reported in 2016 which was affected by impairment of the fleet of USD 13.8 million. Impairment reversal in 2017 amounted to USD 2.5 million.Operating income during the year increased to USD 27.3 million from USD 25.4 million seen in 2016.Belships’ net result for the fourth quarter of 2017 was USD 3.2 million, up from USD 1.7 million reported a year earlier, while its operating income reached USD 7.6 million, compared to USD 6.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. The figure for fourth quarter includes impairment reversal of USD 2 million.Following year end, the company expanded its fleet as it took delivery of M/S Belnippon on January 24, 2018. The ship, which was delivered by Imabari Shipbuilding, has been fixed on time charter to Cargill for 10‐13 months at USD 11,500/day.The company operates six Supramax/Ultramax vessels, of which M/S Belstar, M/S Belnor and M/S Belisland have continued the long‐term contracts to Canpotex of Canada, while M/S Belforest and M/S Belocean are both on time charter to Cargill.Belships has one 63,000 dwt eco‐design Ultramax bulk carrier remaining on order with Imabari Shipbuilding. The newbuilding has a long‐term time charter agreement including purchase option for delivery within the first half of 2020.Belships’ vessels are fully covered until October 2018 when M/S Belocean becomes open, followed by M/S Belforest in November and M/S Belnippon in January 2019.The company said that it is well positioned for a dry bulk market that “we believe will be strengthening in 2018‐19.”last_img read more

Flooding Assistance for Nova Scotians Continues

first_imgGovernment remains committed to ensuring that Nova Scotians impacted by the Oct. 10 floods receive the help they need. Families who cannot return to their homes continue to be supported by Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) with funding for temporary accommodation as their disaster financial assistance claims are processed. CBRM is phasing out its help line effective today, Nov. 4. Residents can still get information and assistance by: visiting novascotia.ca/flooding for important links and information calling 1-866-424-5620 or emailing emo@novascotia.ca for disaster financial assistance contacting 211 to access funding for urgent or other community support needs related to the storm. Emergency funding will continue to be disbursed through the United Way and Salvation Army. “I appreciate that this is a stressful time for the impacted residents and the province is doing everything we can to assist homeowners through this process,” said Zach Churchill, Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “Staff are working hard to complete claims as quickly as possible and help people rebuild their lives after this devastating flood. “If anyone has an immediate need like food or clothing or questions about disaster financial assistance, I encourage them to reach out to 211.” To date, the disaster financial assistance program has received 249 applications. People can apply until February 2017. Mr. Churchill also thanked the CBRM staff who answered more than 2,300 calls on the help line in the past three weeks. While the help line is being phased out, the municipality will follow up with anyone who has called for assistance. People who called CBRM following the flood still need to apply directly with the province for disaster financial assistance. Application forms are available online at novascotia.ca/flooding, and at Access Nova Scotia, CBRM city hall, and MLA offices.last_img read more

Mikmaq have long history in Boston

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s known that Boston has been in the news because of the recent bombing.But what you may not know is Mi’kmaq people have a long history with the city.APTN’s Tim Fontaine traveled there and has this story in the first of a three-part series.tfontaine@aptn.calast_img

El Othmani Clear Vision Helped Moroccos Education System Make Progress Despite

Rabat – In a monthly meeting of the house of councilors for discussing Morocco’s education policy, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani said the government was poised to trigger its 2015-2030 Strategic Vision to modernize Moroccan education.The 2015-2030 Strategic Vision of education reform, which the Ministry of Education is adopting  as its main social project, is aimed at bridging the equality gap and promote quality education, El Othmani stated. He said the goal of the vision is to live up to the expectations of Moroccans for a “future school and rights of students to knowledge and quality education.” With the challenges facing the Moroccan education system, which El Othmani said predate the current government, the head of government pins his hopes on the continuity of reforms initiated during his tenure.Reform, El Othmani said, is “the sole gateway to achieving sustainable development.”Read also: Education, Health Ministries to Meet Medical Students’ Unions amid ‘Blank’ Year ThreatsAccording to El Othmani, the government seeks to develop a platform of combined efforts from all education institutions to assist schools in bolstering up future generations. El Othmani noted that education reform rests on a “comprehensive and complementary approach” working towards boosting the quality of education at all levels.  Stressing the important role of vocational training as a driving force for creating job opportunities, El Othmani said that the overall objective is to achieve equal access to schools for all Moroccans.Despite the current social unrest across the kingdom due to contractual teachers and medical students’ protests, the head of government pointed to a “quantum leap” Morocco has made in the area of education. El Othmani especially spoke about the inroads Morocco has made in terms of vocational training, explaining that Morocco’s success in the field will help make the country a regional model. Regarding higher education, El Othmani declared that government is working on establishing a “distinct system for higher education and scientific research, which best suits the needs of the job market, in addition to harnessing human resources to to make up for the shortage in education.”He noted that the government has moved extra funds into the education budget. By El Othmani’s reckoning, the decision to drive up budgets is  an indication that is preparing to successfully tackle the issue of overcrowding, which saw a significant decrease, promising to redouble their efforts towards attaining favorable outcomes in public education sector.Read also: Contractual Teachers To Stage Two-Day Strike amid Pending Negotiations with Government read more

Brock in the News – July 18

Rio 2016: Is the Zika virus a public health risk or an Olympic-size overreaction?With the 2016 Rio Olympics less than a month away, the Zika virus in Brazil has many athletes across the world bowing out of the games. However, Dr. Fiona Hunter assures athletes and viewers alike that Brazil is safe: Global News CHL franchises, worth millions, can afford to pay players: studyA lawsuit filed by former junior players against the Canadian Hockey League argues that major CHL franchises should be sharing their profits with other players, supported by key research from professor Kevin Mongeon: TSN, TSN Radio and News 1130Indigenous education in Canada: Challenging the status quoDepartmental chair and professor of Child and Youth Studies Dr. Dawn Zinga shines an important light on the challenges that Indigenous youth face in the education system in Canada in Adjacent Government.Why you should be napping at workDespite being commonly viewed as laziness, professor Kimberly Cote’s research demonstrates that napping at work improves mood and alertness. Quoted in Yahoo Canada, Cote encourages power naps to increase employee performance on the job.Could tracking tannin triple Ontario wine sales?Researchers behind TanninAlert, a new service aimed at helping grapegrowers and winemakers better understand their crop, are busy preparing a database of tannin levels in Ontario grapes before the launch of the service in 2018: Wines and Vines Religious people say they don’t watch porn. Internet data says otherwiseReligion and exploration of sexuality seem to be mutually exclusive, but Huffington Post recently profiled a study done by professor Gordon Hodson that explains a discrepancy between people of faith and their online sexual content habits.Why the Draken Harald fascinates usEarlier this week, the Viking longboat Draken Harald docked in Port Weller, with Viking researcher Professor Angus Somerville explaining to the St. Catharines Standard the amazing history of the boat and its voyagers. read more

OHL Roundup McMichael notches hat trick as Knights blow out Otters for

LONDON, Ont. — Connor McMichael scored a hat trick as the London Knights blew out the Erie Otters 8-1 for their 13th straight win in Ontario Hockey League action Friday.Cole Tymkin added two goals, while Matthew Timms, Jacob Golden and Josh Nelson also had singles for the Knights (19-4-2), who are 15-0-1 in their last 16 outings.London sits six points back of the idle Ottawa 67’s for first place in the OHL.Alex Gritz scored the lone goal for the Otters (10-16-1-0).Joseph Raaymakers stopped 34 shots for London. Daniel Murphy kicked out 32 shots for Erie.The Knights were 3 for 4 on the power play. The Otters were scoreless in two opportunities with the man advantage.—FRONTENACS 7 BATTALION 6KINGSTON, Ont. — Brett Neumann scored a hat trick and had a pair of assists as Kingston eked out a win over North Bay.Paul Larabie, into an empty net, Matt Hotchkiss, Lucas Rowe and Billy Constantinou also found the back of the net for the Frontenacs (8-19-1). Mason Primeau replied with a hat trick of his own and added an assist for the Battalion (11-14-2). Justin Brazeau tacked on another two goals and Nick King had a single.Ryan Dugas turned aside 30 shots for Kingston. Christian Purboo turned aside 30 shots for North Bay.Daniel Walker received a game misconduct for removing his helmet during a fight at 7:24 of the third period.—BULLDOGS 5 STEELHEADS 2MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Brandon Saigeon and Arthur Kaliyev both scored twice as Hamilton downed Mississauga, handing the Steelheads their fourth straight loss.Nicolas Mattinen also scored for the Bulldogs (12-13-1), who received 24 saves from Nick Donofrio in the victory. Ryan McLeod and Cole Carter found the back of the net for the Steelheads (14-11-2).Jacob Ingham turned away 32 shots for Mississauga.—STING 8 FIREBIRDS 5SARNIA, Ont. — Calvin Martin had a goal and two assists as Sarnia came out on top of a wild victory over Flint.Hugo Leufvenius, Curtis Egert, Theo Hill, Brayden Guy, Ryan McGregor, Jacob Perreault and Adam Ruzicka also scored for the Sting (12-12-4). Ty Dellandrea and Eric Uba had two goals apiece, and Kyle Harris added a single for the Firebirds (3-23-1).Ethan Langevin combined with Aidan Hughes for 23 saves for Sarnia. Emanuel Vella kicked out 38 shots for Flint.—WOLVES 3 PETES 2SUDBURY, Ont. — David Levin had a pair of assists as Sudbury overcame Peterborough for its third straight win.Macauley Carson, on the power play, Liam Ross and Peter Stratis supplied the offence for the Wolves (16-8-2). Nick Robertson answered with two goals for the Petes (16-12-0).Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen kicked out 20 shots for Sudbury. Hunter Jones turned away 28 shots for Peterborough.—GENERALS 4 STORM 3GUELPH, Ont. — Allan McShane scored the game-winning goal during a third-period power play as Oshawa held on for a victory over Guelph.Danil Antropov, Nando Eggenberger and Jack Studnicka also got on the board for the Generals (16-8-2).Jack Hanley, Ty Collins and Nate Schnarr replied for the Storm.Kyle Keyser kicked out 25 shots for Oshawa. Anthony Popovich stopped 25 shots for Guelph.—ICEDOGS 7 RANGERS 2KITCHENER, Ont. — Kirill Maksimov had a hat trick as Niagara dominated Kitchener.Akil Thomas, Philip Tomasino, Jason Robertson and Ivan Lodnia also scored for the IceDogs (15-7-4), who picked up their second consecutive victory.  Greg Meireles found the back of the net twice for the Rangers (12-13-2).Stephen Dhillon turned aside 17 shots for Niagara. Luke Richardson made 16 saves for Kitchener before being replaced by Lucas Pfeil, who stopped 11 shots after stepping in for the third period.—— This roundup was generated automatically with a CP-developed application.The Canadian Press read more

Ohio State womens basketball steamrolls Wagner 10647 moves to 22

OSU Sophomore Guard Ameryst Alston (14) during a game against UConn on Nov. 16. OSU lost 100-56. Credit: Ian Bailey | Lantern ReporterBehind a strong rebounding effort and intense, breakneck pace, the No. 7 Ohio State women’s basketball team (2-2) defeated Wagner (0-3) in dominating fashion, 106-47.For the first time this season, the Buckeyes outrebounded their opponent, commanding a 60-30 advantage on the boards. OSU has struggled to maintain a strong inside presence, even getting outrebounded by Belmont 53-34 in an 84-56 victory. Junior forward Shayla Cooper led OSU with 12 rebounds, 10 of which came in the first half.“Even though it was an inferior opponent, our intensity and effort was way better than it was in the last game,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “We had a lot of people really, really competing.”OSU dictated the flow of the game, winning the turnover battle 23-15. The Buckeyes’ turnovers were due more to sloppiness and laziness by the offense rather than intense defense by Wagner, as evidenced in the 13-0 advantage in steals. On the flip side, Wagner buckled under swarming full-court press defense and half-court traps by OSU.Senior guard Ameryst Alston and sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell, with 26 and 24 points, respectively, led the Buckeyes in scoring for the third time this season. Alston tacked on eight rebounds and four assists as the lead facilitator.The Buckeyes played without starting senior guard Cait Craft, held out due to an ankle injury, and redshirt freshman guard Kianna Holland, who missed her second game after tweaking her knee in practice. Neither injury is suspected to be serious, as each were held out for precautionary reasons and will be considered day-to-day moving forward.Sophomore guard Asia Doss started in Craft’s place scoring six points, while freshman guard Kaylan Pugh took full advantage of the opportunity for more minutes, scoring 18 points, corralling 10 rebounds and pushing the pace at every opportunity. Previously, Pugh played 18 minutes in two games, totaling just three points.“I thought Kayla did great and she played really hard. She does that, she plays with great intensity and she got a lot of points in transition,” McGuff said.Wagner, a team antsy to shoot from range, took 36 three-pointers, hitting on just nine. In the first quarter alone, the Seahawks hoisted up 13 threes compared to just two shots inside the line. At the half, Wagner had scored just one 2-point basket.Interior rotation: A work in progressWhile the starting lineup is set, the rotation of interior players remains ever-changing. Cooper and sophomore forward Alexa Hart started for the Buckeyes as the two forwards, as they have in each game.But beyond them, a myriad of post players have played, fighting to earn more minutes.Redshirt junior center Lisa Blair and redshirt freshman forward Makayla Waterman played seven and 18 minutes off the bench, respectively, with Waterman scoring the first points of her collegiate career on Saturday. Thus far this season, Blair and Waterman have played the most minutes of any backup forwards or centers.Redshirt junior forward Kalpana Beach and freshman center Theresa Ekhelar each played, totalling six and 10 minutes, respectively.Neither Beach nor Ekhelar have played meaningful minutes in a competitive game yet this season, but as the Buckeyes search for improved rebounding, they might earn important future minutes.Why Wagner?Behind Wagner’s bench sat a large contingent of fans wearing personalized Seahawks shirts with No. 12 stitched on the fronts. When the announcer introduced the starters, senior guard Jordyn Peck earned a cheer equally as loud as any OSU player.After the game, Wagner coach Lisa Cermignano said the game was scheduled so Peck, playing her final season, could play a game close to home in front of her hometown friends and family. Peck grew up and went to school in Shaker Heights, Ohio.“(OSU) really helped us out in being able to come down here and be able to do that for her,” Cermignano said. “It was a big deal for her.”What happens in VegasOSU is set to head out west for its next game, as the team will partake in the South Point Shootout, a tournament in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend.On Friday, the Buckeyes are scheduled take on Liberty (2-1), before facing a third ranked team thus far, No. 13 Texas A&M, fresh off a 72-66 overtime win over No. 14 Duke a day later.OSU has played in an early-season tournament in all three seasons of McGuff’s tenure in Columbus. read more

Lily Allen hints at legal action in Twitter row about migrants with EDLs Tommy

first_imgThe former EDL leader wrote: “Our countries (sic) responsibility 1st & foremost is the safety & security of OUR people, not people in the Middle East.” Singer Lily Allen has appeared to threaten English Defence League co-founder Tommy Robinson with legal action in a Twitter row over migration.Allen and Robinson exchanged barbs online after she criticised the use of the word “migrant” in an article about the Turkish nightclub attack, which she said was “racism”.Robinson said that Allen was “virtue signalling” by speaking out about racism, and said that she does not care “about the dead people”, to which she replied:  Another Twitter user replied: “You know what, the police should just lock up all white males as it seems we do everything evil in this world.”The London-born pop star wrote: “That’s a bit strong, but restricting their movement on a global scale could be a good idea.”Robinson also attacked Allen’s stance on wanting to help refugees. On Tuesday Robinson accused Allen of not reporting the assaults to police before she wrote in a tweet to him: “you will be hearing from my legal team in the coming days. You’ll have no choice but to defend yourself. Get fundraising !”She later added: “we’ll debate alright. With lawyers for a few months, then mediation,then the courts.” @TRobinsonNewEra don’t see you mourning too much for the innocent in Aleppo Tommy. pic.twitter.com/sK3r7aVgjX— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 1, 2017 Founder of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson (L) talks to a man with a cat outside the High Court Founder of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson (L) talks to a man with a cat outside the High CourtCredit:Leon Neal/Getty Images .@Barson078 @TRobinsonNewEra we’ll debate alright. With lawyers for a few months, then mediation,then the courts.— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 3, 2017 Allen replied: “Where does it say that?”Allen later responded to a message from another Twitter user who accused her of being racist.”If your (sic) trying to educate people that a race isn’t at fault for everything why would you do that by blaming another race? @lilyallen £Racist,” the post read.Allen replied: center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. I’ve only ever been sexually assaulted by white males so I feel slightly biased. https://t.co/jaiCZ8sWeV— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 1, 2017 .@TRobinsonNewEra you will be hearing from my legal team in the coming days. You’ll have no choice but to defend yourself. Get fundraising !— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 3, 2017 The row comes three months after Allen was criticised for apologising on behalf of the UK during her visit to the Jungle, where she volunteered in a warehouse where donations came in before being distributed to the thousands of migrants and refugees living there.In scenes that aired on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, she broke down in tears while meeting a 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan who said his father lives in Birmingham but who himself had camped at the Jungle for two months.In late October Allen also said she and her daughters were turned away from a black cab by the driver after being told to “find an immigrant” to give her a ride instead. .@GrahamDickens trying to point out that sexual deviants and murderers operate within every culture,regardless of religious persuasion— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 2, 2017 She said at the time she felt like she had a “glimpse of what it feels like to be discriminated against”.A representative for Allen declined to comment. Robinson later wrote to Allen about her October visit to former refugee migrant camp the Jungle in Calais: “Have you ever met or spoke (sic) to a victim of the Muslim grooming gangs, you don’t need to go Calais to hear horror stories.”She responded: last_img read more

Pinning hopes on plastic

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Offering incentives to encourage Greeks to use debit and credit cards could bring anything between 700 million and 1.6 billion euros into state coffers in the first year of their introduction, a study by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) on expanding electronic transactions has found.The IOBE proposal is for incentives to include a discount on the price of commodities, starting from 1 percent for the purchase of goods and services from sectors with a low risk for tax evasion, and growing up to 10 percent in the high-risk sectors, thereby maximizing the potential benefits from the expansion of card transactions.Presenting the study on Wednesday, IOBE director general Nikos Vettas said that replacing the obligation to collect receipts with the obligation to perform electronic payments is a step in the right direction, while the head of IOBE’s Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy Unit, Svet Danchev, referred to additional incentives that could be given to enterprises, such as reducing their income tax or entering them into lotteries, as has been foreseen for taxpayers.Other proposed measures expected to boost the use of plastic money include the mandatory acceptance of electronic means of payment for transactions involving more than 30 euros in sectors with a high risk of tax evasion, the obligatory acceptance of electronic payments with a subsidy paid for the installation of card terminals at all enterprises with an annual turnover of more than 150,000 euros in medium- to high-risk sectors, the supply of card terminals to all utility offices, the mandatory use of credit transfers for collections at customs offices, and the use of electronic payments only at tax offices, banning cash transactions.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Mourinho doesnt know when United can win title

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho admits he doesn’t know when they can challenge for the title again and may rely on their rivals getting hit by FFP rules.Despite spending £360m since becoming Manchester United manager in 2016, Mourinho still believes his team is far from winning the Premier League trophy.Current Premier League champions Manchester City are now under investigation after leaked documents last month showed that the club had circumvented the Financial Fair Play rules by inflating their sponsorship income.“I don’t know,” Mourinho told Sky Sports after he asked when United will challenge for the title again.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“It depends also the way of our evolution but also the evolution of others, the ones that are above us.“If they keep going in the same direction and if their ambition, investment, everything, continues that’s one thing.“Another thing is if they stop or if Financial Fair Play makes them stop. Then we can close the gap a little bit better.”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly August 25 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload Audio:Scientists Check Up On Nuclear Site Rattled By Summer QuakeLauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaA team of scientists is descending on a former nuclear test site in the Aleutians TODAY [Monday] to search for damage from a massive earthquake.Experimental Rocket Explodes After Launch In KodiakJay Barrett, KMXT – KodiakThe Narrow Cape area beyond the Kodiak Launch Complex will remain closed to the public until further notice after this morning’s rocket explosion, according to an announcement from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation.Female Inmate Found Dead In CellEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageA female inmate died this morning at the Mat Su Pre-Trial Facility in Palmer;  37-year-old Tischa Rochdi was found unresponsive in her cell around 6:30 this morning.4 Injured in Brooks Range Plane CrashDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA pilot and passengers were were hurt in a plane crash in the Brooks Range on Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Region chief Clint Johnson says the single engine Navion, operated by Kirst Aviation of Fairbanks went down in Atigun Pass, near mile 244 of the Dalton Highway.Dems’ Gubernatorial Nominee Makes A Campaign Stop in JuneauJeremy Hsieh, KTOO – JuneauAbout 60 people attended a rainy campaign rally on the steps of the Capitol building for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott on Sunday.Nees To Run As A Write-In Candidate For State HouseAlexandra Gutierrez, APRN – AnchorageIn June, the Division of Elections rejected David Nees’ candidacy because his filing papers weren’t notarized. Now, the Anchorage Republican plans to run for State House anyway, even if it means a write-in campaign that could pit him against another member of his party.Emergency Housing Ministry Looks to Grow In UnalaskaAnnie Ropiek, KUCB – UnalaskaUnalaska attracts thousands of transient workers every year, lured by the promise of a steady paycheck. But marine industry jobs can fall through — leaving people stuck with no shelter and no money to fly home.Muskox Killed in Wales While Attacking DogMatthew Smith, KNOM – NomeNome has been experiencing a summer of “urban muskox,” where the uniquely shaggy arctic mammals have made their home close to town, threatening dogs—and, occasionally, people. Now the same thing has happened more than 100 miles west of Nome, in the community of Wales.New Cookbook Highlights Traditional Foods In the Aleutians/PribilofsLauren Rosenthal, KUCB – UnalaskaFood has been a crucial part of the Unangan [oo-NUN-ghin] culture for centuries. But in the Aleutian and Pribilof islands, people are relying less on the land and sea and more on their local store.Binders, Pencils, Erasers: Homer Charity Readies Kids For SchoolQuinton Chandler, KBBI – HomerMany students across the state started school last week, including kids on the Kenai Peninsula. Before the big day, some kids in Homer still needed to check items off their supply lists and a group in town was there to help.last_img read more

Declared dead at birth UP girl is KBC winner

first_imgUnnao: She was declared “born dead” and thrown in the garbage by the doctors of a Kanpur hospital. A relative saw signs of life in the newborn and picked her up. The baby girl grew up physically challenged due to the first few minutes of negligence by the doctors. Twenty-nine years later, Noopur Singh, won Rs 12.5 lakh at the country’s most celebrated game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ (KBC) hosted by superstar Amitabh Bachchan. She answered 12 questions. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Noopur, who lives in Bighapur in Unnao district, was born to a farmer Ramkumar Singh and his wife Kalpana Singh. Mother Kalpana Singh said: “Noopur, despite her disability, has always been a good student. She was on the merit list in Intermediate and got through the B.Ed entrance test in the first attempt. “Today, she teaches children in a play group and also gives free education to Class 10 students.” Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us Talking about her journey to KBC, the proud mother said that whenever the game show was telecast on TV, Noopur would answer the questions correctly even before the contestants. “When this season began, we asked her to apply and she was selected. Our happiness knew no bounds when she ended up winning Rs 12.5 lakh,” she said. Noopur, her mother said, holds no grudges against doctors who were responsible for her disability. “She says that it was her destiny and she does not blame anyone,” the mother said. Noopur has now turned into a star of sorts in the village and people are flocking to her house to meet her.last_img read more

Flashback Friday Ileana DCruz flaunts her curves in this steamy bikini photo

first_imgIleana.PR HandoutIleana D’Cruz has been away from Bollywood for quite a while now and has been in the news mostly for her relationship with her long-time photographer boyfriend Andrew Kneebone. She was last seen in Anees Bazmee’s Mubarakan and had made a comeback in Telugu film industry with Amar Akbar Anthony after a gap of six years. She is quite active on Instagram and often gives a glimpse into her life through her posts. And now Ileana has treated her 10 millions followers with a steamy throwback bikini picture which will surely take your breath away.In the throwback picture, Ileana can be seen oozing hotness while posing on a cruise ship. Flaunting her curvaceous figure in a white bikini, the actress looked no less than a goddess with her confident gaze into the camera lens.Ileana will now be seen in Anees Bazmee’s upcoming flick Pagalpanti which also stars John Abraham in lead role. The film is currently been shot in London and as the title suggests, the movie will be an out-and-out comedy.The release date will be set eventually.last_img read more

4 police officials promoted to DIG

first_imgFour senior police officials have been promoted to the rank of deputy inspector general (DIG), according to UNB.The public security division of the home ministry issued a notification on Thursday in this regard.The four promoted officers are additional commissioner (current charge) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Abdul Baten, its joint commissioner Imtiaj Ahmed, additional DIG of Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) Md Mainul Hasan and additional DIG of Dhaka Range Md Abu Kalam Siddique.last_img read more