Eric Kelly falls to Brazilian foe in ONE Manila undercard

first_imgRead Next LATEST STORIES Chinese flyweight Ma Hao Bin (9-1) settled for a unanimous decision victory over Sotir Kichukov (13-7).The winner of ONE Changsha Bantamweight Tournament was the clear aggressor in the match but did not have enough power in his strikes to knock his Bulgarian foe out, allowing the fight to go the distance.Hayato Suzuki (18-1-2) also inched his way to a title shot as he submitted Yago Bryan (3-4).The Japanese contender squeezed the air out of his Brazilian foe as he locked in the rear naked choke to take the victory at the 4:03 mark of round one.Emilio Urrutia (11-4) displayed his impeccable striking as he knocked out Bruno Pucci (5-3).ADVERTISEMENT Things didn’t get better from there as Nunes caught Kelly’s right foot, sending him to the ground before locking in the D’arce choke at the 1:31 mark of the second round to gain the submission victory.Kelly dropped to 12-5 as he suffered his fourth straight defeat, while Nunes rose to 11-1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoto from ONE ChampionshipIn the night’s other matches, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao (364-46-9) will also go down in history as the victor in the first ever Muay Thai bout in ONE Championship, stopping Joseph Lasiri (31-5) in the second round.The 25-year veteran athlete out of Evolve MMA punished his Italian foe with his thunderous high kicks which reverberated throughout the 20,000-seater arena, before closing out the match with a killer right straight which floored Lasiri with 2:30 to spare in the second round. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Photo from ONE ChampionshipEric Kelly failed to hoist the country’s flag as he fell to Rafael Nunes in the undercard of ONE: Global Superheroes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Desperate to snap his skid, the Baguio-native tried to bring the fight to the ground but almost found himself in trouble late in the opening round against his Brazilian foe.ADVERTISEMENT The American featherweight connected with his barrage of punches, bloodying his Brazilian foe in the process before flooring him with a right hook at the 3:33 mark of the opening round. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’03:491.8M visitors expected at Manila North Cemetery for ‘Undas’ 201901:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Barcelona to face Valencia in Copa del Rey semifinals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Brady Goes After NFL Czar Goodell

first_imgFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady wants to call Commissioner Roger Goodell as a witness in the appeal of the four-game suspension he was handed for “Deflategate.”The NFL players union said in its appeal of the penalties that Goodell can’t hear the appeal because one of the issues is his credibility.The union also said in the letter released May 15 it will call league Vice President Troy Vincent, who handed down the punishment.The Super Bowl MVP was suspended for four games and the Patriots were fined $1 million and docked a pair of draft picks for using illegally inflated footballs in the AFC championship game.The appeal also complains that the evidence collected in the Wells report doesn’t support such a harsh penalty.The union lawyers say that the suspension is invalid because only Goodell can punish players for conduct detrimental to the league. The penalties were handed down by Vincent, NFL’s executive vice president of football operations.Brady appealed the decision on May 14, and later in the evening Goodell announced that he would hear the appeal personally.Although the collective bargaining agreement gives him the right to do that, the appeal letter claimed Goodell cannot remain impartial because he will called as a witness.Writing to Vincent, the union said it intends “to call both you and Commissioner Goodell as essential witnesses in the proceeding.”And it told Vincent “your personal involvement in the game-day events surrounding this matter render you inherently biased in any disciplinary determination.”The union asked Goodell to appoint a neutral arbiter and threatened to go outside the league’s system of appeals if he does not.“If the Commissioner does not appoint such a neutral arbitrator, the NFLPA and Mr. Brady will seek recusal and pursue all available relief to obtain an arbitrator who is not evidently partial,” it said.The team has not said if it will appeal its penalties, which include losing a first-round draft pick next year and a fourth-rounder in 2017. The deadline to appeal is May 21.Wells concluded that Brady was “at least generally aware” of plans by two team employees to prepare balls to his liking, below the league-mandated minimum.The NFL requires a range of 12.5-13.5 pounds per square inch. Footballs with less pressure can be easier to grip and catch and some quarterbacks prefer those with less air.The union’s appeal letter said the Wells report contained “insufficient evidence to find that Mr. Brady committed any violation of NFL rules.” A day earlier, the Patriots issued a point-by-point rebuttal of the league investigation.Patriots attorney Daniel Goldberg, who represented the team during the investigation, wrote in the 20,000-word document that those conclusions are “at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context.”The team’s rebuttal presented its own science to explain the loss of pressure in a more innocuous way. And it claimed that a ballboy’s reference to himself as “The Deflator” was just a reference to losing weight.It also says increased communication between Brady and the ballboys after the scandal broke were just normal expressions of concern, rather than evidence of the quarterback’s guilt.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Forward-thinking: Avs Defenseman Barrie Chips in on Offense

first_imgDENVER — Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie has developed a reputation as forward thinking.Easy to understand why: He’s constantly thinking as a forward.His father was an NHL forward. As a kid, he was a forward. And now he’s chipping in on offense much like a forward.Barrie has a goal and seven assists so far in the postseason. His first career playoff tally arrived Sunday in Game 2 at San Jose, helping the Avalanche send the second-round series back to Denver tied at a game apiece. Game 3 is Tuesday at Pepsi Center.“I feel really confident in my all-around game right now,” the 27-year-old Barriesaid. “I like playing against other team’s top lines. I enjoy the challenge. The offensive part, I’ve got to keep trying to bring it.”His first postseason goal Sunday showed off his offensive instincts: After Gabriel Landeskog’s shot bounced off Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, Barrie jumped down low and sent a rolling puck into the corner of the net.That’s Barrie being Barrie . He’s coming off a regular season in which had a career-high 59 points (14 goals, 45 assists), which was the most by an Avalanche defenseman since Ray Bourque had 59 in 2000-01.“Tyson’s worked on his game over the last handful of years and gotten really good at creating offense, jumping up in the rush and making plays when he gets it in the O-zone,” Landeskog said. “He’s also defending real well right now because first and foremost, that’s what a ‘D’ has got to do. No doubt, he’s got the skill of a forward and can make the plays.”Pressing forward just runs in the family. Barrie’s father, Len, was a forward who played in 184 NHL games with Philadelphia, Florida, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles Kings. Len Barrie wound up his career with 19 goals and 45 assists.Tyson Barrie actually was a forward until his teen years, which he credits for his moves now.“If you grow up a defenseman your whole life, you’re not working on the toe drag or beating guys on offense,” said Barrie, who’s a native of Victoria, British Columbia. “I always did that. I always made sure to really try to enjoy that part when I was playing hockey. I think it shows in the way I play. I like scoring and trying to beat guys one-on-one and stuff.”Even with his switch to the blue line, his offensive skills remain firmly entrenched. He was the scoring leader among defensemen in each of his four full junior seasons with Kelowna of the Western Hockey League. The Avalanche selected the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Barrie in the third round of the 2009 draft.He’s been assisting with the scoring load ever since. He became the highest-scoring defenseman in franchise history earlier in the season, passing John-Michael Liles. Barrie has 75 goals in the regular season along with 232 assists.“He’s developed a skill-set to be an offensive threat on the ice,” Landeskog said. “He’s getting rewarded for it.”To be clear: Barrie doesn’t shirk his defensive responsibilities for the sake of sneaking into the offensive play. He’s developed a knack to know just when to rush into a play.“Some of the plays he makes, they’re not high-risk plays, but he’s up the ice and making an impact offensively,” coach Jared Bednar said. “Just good decisions on when to shoot, when to hang on. He’s getting pucks through to the net and been highly competitive on the defensive side of things, too, just his gaps and breaking up plays. He’s more physical down low.“You can tell it matters to him — winning matters. He’s playing his hardest every night to make an impact in the game.”Barrie had five assists against Calgary, including three in the series clincher. He also helped shut down Flames standout Johnny Gaudreau.In Game 2 against San Jose, he had two assists to go with his goal.“He’s been really good,” Bednar said. “He’s certainly been a guy down the stretch that’s getting better and better. In the playoffs, he’s taken it to a whole new level.”By: Pat Graham, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Ohio State Football: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer Was Back At It With The Photobombing At The NBA Finals Last Night

first_imgUrban Meyer shows excitement during the cavaliers game.Urban Meyer CavsOutside of coaching college football, photobombing is probably Urban Meyer’s best skill. He’s great at it. And the 50-year-old coach – perhaps unintentionally – was at it again last night at the Cleveland-Golden State NBA Finals game. Urban is #ALLinCLE. @OSUCoachMeyer @cavs (photo via @GavinRBlair)— Niraj Antani (@NirajAntani) June 10, 2015Urban Meyer, photo-bomber extraordinaire, strikes again.— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) June 10, 2015When you thought your conversation was private but you get put on blast…— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) June 10, 2015Photobombing is getting a little dated, but when you’re a national championship-winning head coach, you can do whatever you want.last_img read more

Report: Senegal 2 Tanzania 0

first_imgSenegal kicked off their campaign in the 2019 African Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over Tanzania in Cairo on Sunday.Goals from Inter Milan forward Keita Balde and a second half stunner from Keprin Diatta handed Aliou Cisse’s men the three points against Emmanuel Amuneke’s side.Aishi Manula started in goal for the Taifa Stars, with Kelvin Yondani and Gadiel Michael leading the defence while captain Mbwana Samatta spearheaded the attack. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Aliou Cisse started Keita Balde, Ismaila Sarr and Mbaye Niang in attack and could have been rewarded after a fine combination in the seventh minute.Badou Ndiaye beat his marker and played Niang through on goal, but the Rennes forward missed the target from close range.Relief came to Senegal, who dominated the first half, when Idrissa Gueye set up Balde in the 28th minute and he fired past goalkeeper Aishi Manula for the opener.Senegal had a chance to double their lead through Niang but the forward missed the chance and just before the half-time break, another opportunity fell to Gueye, but he too failed to hit the target.The second half continued in a similar fashion with Senegal dominating the early proceedings and could have doubled their lead through Keprin Diatta, but his header was saved by Manula.Tanzania seemed to regain their confidence in the second half and gradually grew into the game but failed to seriously threaten Senegal’s defence.Diatta made amends for his earlier miss when he fired in a stunning strike from 18 yards to seal the victory for the West Africans, and was duly named the Man of the match.Emmanuel Amuneke’s men will hope to bounce back from the defeat in their next outing against Kenya in Group C, while Senegal will tackle Algeria on Thursday.  read morelast_img read more

Embrace Your Inner Drunken Sailor with this Ship in a Bottle Decanter

first_img The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Editors’ Recommendations How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale Smart Practices for Drinking With the Environment in Mind Handblown glass and a solid red oak base… and to think you ever drank straight from the bottle.There are three types of men: those who drink out of bottles, those who drink from decanters, and those who invest in a stunning spirits vessel that becomes the talking point of the entire man cave.(We recommend you start working toward the latter.)And for those true aficionados looking to make the jump to a custom, piece-of-art decanter, we did the heavy lifting and found an unrivaled glass piece that turns humdrum drinking into at artisanal act, drawing out your inner drunken sailor.Made from hand-blown glass and detailed with an incredible handcrafted ship and handcrafted solid red oak base made from Kentucky master craftsmen, you’ll up your drinking game with the U.S.F. Constellation Glass Decanter ($99.95)This 1150 ml nautical-themed decanter has a stainless steel spigot and encases your precious brew in 100-percent lead-free glass. More specifically (and you’ll want to know this so you can brag about the piece) the decanter is made of borosilicate, which is a thicker glass more durable than most on the market. Then, of course, there’s the intricate ship-in-a-bottle detail, inspired by the U.S.F. “frigate” Constellation. Historically speaking, this was one of the first vessels put to sea by the new United States Navy, launched on September 7, 1797. Thanks to her swift sailing speed and handling ability, she gained the nickname “Yankee Racehorse,” and was the first to defeat an enemy ship — the L’Insurgente (the fastest in the French Navy!)… and you thought Budweiser was the most ‘Merican way to drink.It’s a minuscule detail, but once your supply diminishes, the ship emerges over the liquor in a great floating illusion.A closer look at the details of this Constellation1797 decanter reveals a ground glass stopper that creates an airtight seal to ensure the quality of your liquor is preserved with no evaporation.The expert craftsmen of this piece of spirit perfection are so confident their work is iron-clad, the piece has a 60-day full refund policy. (Although you really won’t need it.)So, Ahoy! And, Cheers! 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts last_img read more

Family loses fight for autistic son to have service dog in class

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario’s human rights tribunal has ruled that a nine-year-old autistic boy can’t bring his service dog with him into class.The decision says Kenner Fee’s family failed to prove that having his black Labrador Ivy in the classroom would help him with his education.Adjudicator and tribunal vice-chair Laurie Letheren found that the Waterloo Catholic District School Board took all necessary steps to evaluate whether the dog was needed in the classroom, and supported the board’s decision not to allow the service animal to sit beside Kenner during lessons.The tribunal heard from Kenner’s family that his autism leaves him prone to agitation, emotional outbursts and even bolting from his surroundings, but that having Ivy beside him significantly helps regulate his behaviour.Letheren accepted that evidence, but also accepted testimony from school board staff suggesting Kenner was performing well in class without Ivy, and that any problems he was encountering would not necessarily be addressed by the dog’s presence.Fee’s lawyer Laura McKeen says the family is crushed by the decision and is considering their next steps, including Kenner’s future education plans. She says the Fees have the right to appeal the ruling, but have not yet decided if they will do so.“They truly believe that Kenner’s service animal Ivy is essential to his entire life, including and specifically his education,” she said. “The Fees are devastated by the impact that decision is going to have on Kenner going forward.”The Waterloo Catholic District School Board did not comment specifically on the decision other than to acknowledge the outcome in their favour.“We work alongside families to make student-centred, individualized decisions that we collectively believe will allow them to flourish,” Director of Education Loretta Notten said in a statement. “Student success is of paramount importance to us and we strive to bring each one to their fullest potential.”The Aug. 30 tribunal decision chronicles a fight Kenner’s family began in April 2014 to get Ivy into the boy’s class, something that has not been allowed to date.The tribunal heard that Kenner had been matched with Ivy after training with the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, an internationally accredited school that provides service dogs to address a range of disabilities.Kenner’s father, Craig Fee, told the tribunal that Ivy’s presence had made a noticeable difference in Kenner’s life and helped regulate his behaviour. When he sought permission to bring Ivy into Kenner’s classroom, however, the request was denied.Board employees told the tribunal there were concerns that Ivy would set Kenner back in his independence, adding that he may rely too much on the dog rather than working directly with staff and peers.Kenner’s father and various professionals working with Kenner told the tribunal the boy’s anxiety got worse the longer he went without his service animal during school days.The decision said that assertion was not supported by testimony from board staff, who said Kenner was largely compliant with instructions and generally functioning fairly well academically.Behaviour tracking sheets submitted to the tribunal noted instances when Kenner allegedly tried to leave the school yard and even climb out a window, but a special education teacher downplayed the incidents in his testimony.He said in both cases Kenner threatened to go through with an escape, but stopped upon being prompted by a teacher. The teacher also denied an incident noted in a behaviour tracking sheet indicating Kenner threw a chair, saying the student had never intentionally done anything to endanger himself or others.The teacher testified that Kenner was not visibly upset in class, though he did tell the tribunal that Kenner would sometimes yell out for Ivy.Letheren said that while having Ivy there would eliminate that issue, she said the dog “could not provide indicators about why the applicant may be feeling so stressed at school.”Letheren also went on to note that Kenner is prone to “exaggerating his situation” according to testimony from both his father and a teacher.Letheren said the board had taken appropriate steps to put learning supports in place for Kenner and that Ivy’s presence was not necessary.“I find that the evidence demonstrates that the supports and strategies that the respondent has provided to accommodate his disability related needs are providing him the opportunity to realize (his) potential and develop into (a) highly skilled, knowledgeable, caring citizen who contribute[s] to [his] society,” she wrote.The ruling was met with shock and dismay by some members of the autism community.Laura Kirby-McIntosh, Vice-President of the Ontario Autism Coalition, said the decision represents a setback for education in the province since school boards can apply provincial accessibility guidelines according to their own discretion.“The injustice here is that whether or not service dogs enter a school is going to be completely left to the discretion of 72 different individual school boards. To me, your rights should not change depending on your postal code.”Currently, Ontario’s education act does not treat schools as spaces that are open to the public, which is what permits boards to bar service animals from the premises if they wish.Kirby-McIntosh said there’s a pressing need for a province-wide education standard on all accessibility issues, including service animal access.last_img read more

Cricketer attacked by neighbours in Gzb

first_imgGhaziabad: A 23-year-old cricketer with Mumbai Cricket Academy was allegedly thrashed inside his house in Mukundnagar area of Ghaziabad on Thursday evening. Cops said that the accused persons allegedly barged into the house of sportsman and thrashed the male members of family while they misbehaved with female family members.According to police, the victim has been identified as Prashant Tiwari. Tiwari had earlier been part of Mumbai Indians team of Indian Premiere League (IPL) in 2018 and but was dropped due to his shoulder injury last year. However, his family members claimed that he was supposed to play against the upcoming 2019 IPL matches from MI team. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPrabhat Tiwari, victim’s brother said that the accused persons live in their neighbourhood and were jealous of Prashant’s success. “Me and my brother Prashant were having a friendly fight with each other inside our house around 4 pm after Holi celebrations. Two brothers Sanjeev and Mandeep, who live in our neighbourhood, were standing in their balcony at that time. Both of them started shouting on us and used abusive words. When we questioned, both of them, accompanied by their other family members, barged into our home and thrashed us badly. They vandalised our house and also misbehaved with female family members,” said Prabhat. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsPrabhat added that during the fight, Prashant was critically injured while veins of his left hand were also punctured by the accused persons. “The accused persons were very violent and attacked my brother badly. They damaged the window panes and with the broken glass they started attacking my brother which injured him badly. He was immediately rushed to a nearby private hospital where doctors admitted him to Intense Care Unit (ICU). The veins of his left hand were punctured during the fight. By Friday evening, his condition was brought to stable by the doctors and he was shifted to private ward,” added Prashant. Meanwhile, police have registered a case against four persons of a family. “Following the incident, a case under section 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 427 (Mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused persons at Sihani Gate police station while further investigations into the case are underway,” said Sanjay Pandey, Station House Officer of Sihani Gate police station. Tiwari started playing cricket in 2009 and joined Mumbai Cricket Academy in 2012. He had been among the standby players of MI team in 2018 IPL but didn’t get a chance to play any match during the league. He was under medical supervision because of his shoulder injury from December 2018.last_img read more

Possible threat to Earth by asteroids among issues at UN debate on

14 October 2010A United Nations working group is currently looking into how the Organization should respond to possible threats to the planet from near-earth objects, such as asteroids, a senior official with the world body said today. Mazlan Othman, the Director of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), told reporters at UN Headquarters in New York that the working group – within the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space – is expected to come up with recommendations which would be presented to the General Assembly for Member States to make a decision on response to near-earth objects.“We now have a working group that has a multi-year work plan in the Committee to discuss this, and this working group will come up with a draft on how the UN should deal with this situation,” Ms. Othman, who is in New York to attend the Assembly’s discussions on international cooperation on the peaceful uses of outer space.She said the Vienna-based Committee is also discussing space debris, among other issues, and long-term sustainability of space exploration. “Any space debris is very dangerous not only to satellites but also to human life because of the International Space Station,” said Ms. Othman. Other topics on the Committee’s agenda include benefits of space technology, space and water, and space and climate change.She said she could not rule out the possibility that some kind of life may exist somewhere in outer space, given the large number of galaxies and extra-solar planets out there.“It is not surprising that there could be life on one of the stars,” Ms. Othman said in response to a reporter’s question, adding that she believed that if that was indeed the case, the UN, through UNOOSA would then support Member States in discussing the issue. read more

Former AG confirmed coup in Maldives – MDP

Ghafoor claimed that last week Dr. Saeed had told a group of students in London that the removal of President Nasheed was indeed a “coup” though a “very unique” kind of coup. “According to their public statements, President Nasheed stepped down voluntarily and ceded the presidency to Dr. Waheed. In reality, in the days prior to the coup, the-then Vice President Dr. Waheed had repeatedly assured opposition groups that should President Nasheed be forced out, he would step into the breach,” Ghafoor said in a statement emailed to the media. A senior political adviser of Maldives President Dr. Mohamed Waheed, former Attorney-General Dr. Hassan Saeed, has publicly admitted that President Mohamed Nasheed was ousted in a coup d’etat, and that Dr. Waheed assumed the Presidency following the coup, the Maldives opposition party, the Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) said.MDP Spokesperson for International Affairs Hamid Abdul Ghafoor said that officially Dr.Waheed’s regime, made up mainly of people close to the former autocratic President, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and hard-line Islamic preachers, continue to deny that there was a coup. The President’s Office has however since claimed that Dr. Saeed’s comments were taken out of context.“It’s more than clear to us that this is a police and military backed coup. We must hold early elections to give back our people their right to elect a legitimate Government,” Ghafoor said. read more

Womens gymnastics Meredith Paulicivic hired as new head coach

After serving as assistant coach for the University of Utah’s women’s gymnastics program, Meredith Paulicivic will now take the reins of Ohio State’s team, the university announced Tuesday.The hiring of Paulicivic comes nearly a month after former women’s gymnastics head coach Carey Fagan was promoted to assistant athletics director for OSU.“I am thrilled to be named head coach at The Ohio State University,” Paulicivic said in a statement. “It’s a prestigious honor to lead this program and opportunities like this do not come around often.”Paulicivic helped lead the Utes to a Pac-12 team championship in 2017 and fifth-place finish in the NCAA championships. She served as the primary vault coach while at Utah.Prior to her time with Utah, she was the assistant coach at Arizona in 2015 and served as a head coach of a club program in the Southern California Elite Gym from 2007-2014, and assistant coach from 1997-2006. While coaching at SCEGA, she coached Rachel Tidd, a three-year U.S. National Team member and won a bronze medal with the U.S. World Championships team in 2001.During her playing career at Utah, she was a three-time on vault All-American. She competed for a pair of Utah NCAA championship-winning teams in 1992 and 1994. read more

Football Inexperienced linebackers expect improvements in second half of season

Ohio State sophomore linebacker Pete Werner (20) takes to the field in the first half of the game against Rutgers on Sept. 8. Ohio State won 52-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorTwenty-one.Ohio State, ranked No. 2 in the NCAA with a 7-0 record and two wins over previously ranked opponents, has given up 21 plays of 30 or more yards in its first seven games of the season.Two plays broke the record for the longest play allowed in Ohio State history, allowing a 93-yard pass once against TCU and the other two weeks later against Penn State.Often times, it is the linebackers who are blamed for these big plays, and redshirt junior linebacker Justin Hilliard knows that.“Everyone talks about the linebackers right now,” Hilliard said. “In the last three weeks, this is the most we’ve watched film, this is the most we’ve worked in practice.”The Ohio State linebacker room is composed of a handful of players, many of which have gotten a sizable amount of time on the field this season.Seven linebackers for the Buckeyes have eight total tackles or more, and three of the top four tacklers on the team, sophomore Pete Werner, junior Malik Harrison and redshirt sophomore Tuf Borland, are at the linebacker position.With only one senior at the position, redshirt senior Dante Booker, linebackers coach Bill Davis said in-game reps are the most important thing in improving the group.“When young guys get on the field for the first time and when you’re playing at Ohio State, in front of crowd we play, in front of the television times that we play and the audiences, these young men are finding themselves and really what happens is they’re always questioning ‘Do I belong? Do I belong?,” Davis said. “At some point, they make enough plays and they have enough reps where they say, ‘You know what, I do belong,’ and then you see a confidence about them.” Davis said the defense now is “right at that edge” of getting to that confidence, and some of the guys are already “popping with the confidence.”Even with the strong tackling numbers of Werner, Harrison and Borland, the recent defensive output for the Buckeyes has raised questions about that confidence.Ohio State watched redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley break the program record with 175 rushing yards and 461 yards of total offense. Two weeks later, Minnesota relentlessly used slants to break open the middle of the defense, while giving up 157 yards to redshirt freshman running back Mohamed Ibrahim.Despite those numbers, Davis said he sees the linebacker room turning a corner.“It’s as frustrating for the players, the coaches and the fans equal, it really is, we are trying hard to stop those little breakdowns,” Davis said. “We feel, as a group, very confident that that’s about to be eliminated, that we’re at a place, and the guys are mature and the reps are high enough now that we’re really excited about the second half of the season defensively.”There have been injuries to various Ohio State linebackers throughout the season, with Borland and Hilliard coming off previous injuries heading into the year, and Harrison missing the previous matchup against the Golden Gophers amid concussion protocol. But Hilliard said injuries don’t affect the group muchHilliard said he thinks a lot of the problems on the defense have been from missed assignments.“Even when guys are hurt, they’re still always around us,” Hilliard said. “We’re always working together and everyone has that mindset to prepare as a starter, and you’ve got to be ready when your time comes.”Hilliard and Davis both said they see the linebackers ready to turn into a group that can help Ohio State prepare for a championship run.Both also have personal goals, with Davis’ being to always improve as a coach.“I’m always trying to improve and get better, I think I’m a better coach this year than I was last year, I’ll say that every year of my career no matter where I’m at,” Davis said.For Hilliard, it’s being more than the player who suffered major injuries in his first two seasons at Ohio State.“I don’t want to be known as the guy who got injured but I mean that is my story,” Hilliard said. “I wouldn’t say it bothers me but I don’t want to be known as that.” read more

Frances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal

first_imgFrances Fitzgerald claims she only found out about scale of garda scandal after press conference There have been tense exchanges in the chamber this evening. Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 6:43 PM 87 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL The Commissioner announced an internal investigation but following consideration at Cabinet today, the Government has decided that there should be an independent investigation.Relating to the 14,700 wrongful convictions, Fitzgerald said that letters to the affected motorists will be sent from 3 April.She said that “all fines will be reimbursed and points removed”.Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesman Jim O’Callaghan asked Fitzgerald that, as Minister for Justice “you have been aware for nine months that people had wrongful convictions made against them and it is my submission you did nothing about it?”Fitzgerald repeated that she was waiting for the internal garda audit to conclude. Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan Source: Eamonn FarrellA statement issued on behalf of the Government this evening stated that it is “absolutely essential that a process of reform is rigorously implemented in An Garda Síochána, and that it is seen to be implemented, including through close oversight by the Policing Authority”.The Government believes the level of public concern is now so profound that it may now be time to conduct a thorough, comprehensive and independent root-and-branch review of An Garda Síochána. That is clearly a proposal that will require further detailed consideration by the Government.The Policing Authority said it was disappointed “at not being advised in a timely manner” that an audit into the breath test issues was underway.A spokesperson for the authority said that, despite questioning over several months, they had not yet been provided with the full internal reports or indeed “a clear sense of how these matters have been handled to date”.They have also requested that information be provided by An Garda Síochána on a range of matters to facilitate the authority by the end of the week. This includes a copy of all existing reports, including audits or examinations on both matters.While the gardaí are carrying out an internal review, the Government believes that an external investigation into the Mandatory Alcohol Testing and Fixed Charge Notice issues needs to be carried out.Commissioner O’Sullivan will appear before the Joint Committee on Justice and Equality on Thursday.So what is this external review going to look like?While the exact detail of the independent review is yet to be announced, it is understood the Policing Authority will be involved and could possibly head-up the understands the review could be similar to the Patten commission, which led to the establishment of the PSNI in Northern Ireland.The wide-ranging review in the North resulted in the renaming of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to the PSNI and a new policing board being established. A total of 14,700 drivers were wrongfully convicted of driving offences in the courts. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall IrelandThe external review will look at the most recent scandals, but will also look at the culture within An Garda Síochána and an analysis of garda management.A government source said the review would not be a “fault-finding process” but will focus on what systemic and cultural changes need to be made.Any legislation that is needed to establish a review is yet to be determined. No timeframe has been announced.The review has been described as an “expanded” version of the “root-and-branch review” announced by the Independent Alliance in February.The Independent Alliance members announced on 15 February that they had secured an independent review of the “wider and more fundamental issues of public concern” in the gardaí. Source: RollingNews.ieWith reporting by Christina Finn Read:  Households which waste water ‘to face prosecution’ under proposed new plans >center_img Mar 28th 2017, 6:43 PM Share8 Tweet Email 16,410 Views JUSTICE MINISTER FRANCES Fitzgerald has told the Dáil that she only found out about the extent of the garda traffic scandal after senior officers held a press conference last week.Addressing the Dáíl this evening, Fitzgerald said that the Government has decided to commence an independent investigation into all the circumstances surrounding the nearly one million breath tests recorded on the Pulse system which never happened and the thousands of wrongful convictions handed down to drivers.She said that while she knew of wrongful convictions in June of last year, she was waiting for an internal garda audit to be completed. She said she had no idea about the extent of the scandal.“Again. I became aware of the 14,700 convictions which took place when An Garda Síochána made them public last week.“Clearly there is a need for an investigation to hold responsible those people, at all levels of the garda organisation, who allowed such large discrepancies in the breath testing figures to arise. By Garreth MacNameelast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to defrauding 8 people out of €1952 worth of

first_img Image: Google Maps A JUDGE HAS asked a court “are there a lot of very gullible people out there?” after hearing how an Ennis man defrauded eight people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist.At Ennis District Court, Aaron Moran (30) of Aisling Geal, Limerick Rd, Ennis, pleaded guilty to eight separate charges of defrauding eight concert goers out of €1,952 concerning 16 concert tickets over a 14 month period.Between November 2017 and January of this year, Moran deceived concert goers to lodge money into various accounts for tickets for Fleetwood Mac, Hugh Jackman, Post Malone, Electric Picnic, Longitude and Shania Twain.Sergeant Aiden Lonergan told Judge Durcan that Moran has previous convictions for a similar nature.No compensation has been paid to the would be concert goers from the new charges.As part of his bail conditions, Moran has undertaken not to engage in any online activity, including online gambling, bank transfers and posting adverts for the sale of tickets.In his multiple deceptions, Moran used a variety of accounts at St Francis Credit Union, the Bank of Ireland, the Western Union and Paypal to deceive the eager concert goers.Pleaded guilty In the charges, Moran has pleaded guilty on 12 November 2018 to dishonestly by deception induce Neville Shaw to lodge €295 into Moran’s St Francis Credit Union account for two Fleetwood Mac tickets that Shaw never received.Moran also pleaded guilty on 7 January of this year to dishonestly by deception induce Niamh Martyn to lodge €180 into the Credit Union account for two Post Malone tickets that she never received.Moran also deceived a Colm Jones into lodging €250 into Moran’s Paypal account on 20 August 2018 for an Electric Picnic ticket that Jones never received.The fraudster also pleaded guilty to on 1 June 2018 deceiving Ciaran Ward to lodge €190 into Moran’s Bank of Ireland bank account for a Longitude ticket that was never received.Moran also pleaded guilty to deceiving Padraig Cronin to lodge €288 into Mr Moran’s credit union account on 9 November 2018 for two Fleetwood Mac tickets that were never received.Moran also pleaded guilty to deceiving Brian Cully on 9 December 2018 to lodge €188 into his credit union account for two Hugh Jackman tickets that were never received.Moran also pleaded guilty to inducing by deception Noelle McDaniel to lodge €164 into Moran’s account for two Shania Twain tickets on 8 November 2017 that were never received.In the final charge, Moran pleaded guilty to inducing Áine Whelan to lodge €397 into his Western Union account for four Electric Picnic tickets that never existed.Judge Patrick Durcan ordered a pre-sentence Probation Report on Moran and remanded him on bail to 5 June for sentence.Comments are closed for legal reasons By Gordon Deegan 25,154 Views Feb 20th 2019, 4:29 PM Wednesday 20 Feb 2019, 4:29 PM Short URL center_img File photo of Ennis Courthouse Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article No Comments Share2 Tweet Email1 File photo of Ennis Courthouse Image: Google Maps Man pleads guilty to defrauding 8 people out of €1,952 worth of concert tickets that didn’t exist No compensation has been paid to the would be concert goers from the new charges.last_img read more

Does Anyone Care About ASME Guidelines

first_imgAs FOLIO: first reported yesterday, Blender’s sponsored “Rock N’ Roll User’s Guide”—with a sponsor’s logo straddling an editorial section, making it look an awful lot like an advertorial—has drawn the ire of the American Society of Magazine Editors, who call it a “clear violation” of ASME guidelines. Blender declined to elaborate on the deal, only to say it is committed to following ASME guidelines at both Blender and Maxim, both titles owned by the Alpha Media Group.Leaving the relative merits of the violation aside for a minute, the jab by ASME raises a legitimate question about the power—or lack thereof—ASME has in an industry that has been besieged by stuff like advertising dollars going to the Internet, rising paper and postage costs, and the volatile economy in general.As one industry observer told me: “I mean, so Blender violated ASME rules. Who cares? They’re not winning any National Magazine Awards anytime soon, right?” And remember, too, Kent Brownridge, Alpha’s top dog, has famously shunned membership in the Magazine Publishers of America. He’s not looking to impress anyone.So, now the question is this:Does anyone care about ASME rules?NOTE: Drop your opinions in the comments section below …last_img read more

POLICE LOG for April 1 Tractor Trailer Takes Down Wires Pole Injured

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, April 1, 2019:Owner of RMA Fitness reported 2 tractor trailer units were parked in his lot. Police responded and trucks were moved. (4:47am)Police issued a driver at citation at Route 125 and the 93 North Exit 41 on-ramp for “creating grid lock at an intersection.” (7:05am)A Westdale Avenue resident reported a fake parking citation was left on their windshield. Caller wanted incident logged. (10:12am)Animal Control Officer rescued young owl with a possible head injury at Speedway at Main Street. Bird was brought to Tufts Vet Hospital. (12:05pm)A caller reported a tractor trailer unit went down Burt Road, snapped telephone pole and broke wires, and continued toward Burlington. RMLD and Verizon notified. Road was closed for approximately an hour. Police unable to locate vehicle. (1:19pm)Police notified DPW of a mattress on the side of the road at Cunningham Street and Jacobs Street. (6:12pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for July 12: 2 Juveniles Laying On Train Tracks; Motorcycle Crash; Tractor Trailer vs. PoleIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 4: Police Help Make Bus Stop Safer; Hit & Run at Cumberland Farms; Garbage Truck Takes Down WiresIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”last_img read more

103 new teachers to get appointment letters today in Nizamabad

first_imgNizamabad: At last teachers’ shortage in schools across Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts is going to be resolved to some extent as District Collector M Rammohan Rao is going to issue appointment orders to about 103 new teachers on Saturday (July 13).The selected candidates belonging to Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts must attend for the counselling to be conducted on Saturday by 9 am. 103 new recruits were selected through Teacher Recruitment Test. Also Read – 3-day Snacks Festival begins at Ameerpet Metro station Advertise With Us The Collector has already held several meetings with his team of officials to take up the appointment of new teachers as directed by the State government. A team comprising of Joint Collector, ZP Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and District Education Officer (DEO) has been formed for transparency in the posting of new teachers. Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) gave green signal for the appointment of 103 school assistant posts and notification was issued in 2017 and the test was held in 2018. The recruitment process was delayed due to serial elections. Also Read – Governor felicitates Sai Praneeth Advertise With Us Now the government has decided to send appointment orders to the selected candidates for 103 School Assistant posts both Urdu and Telugu medium by Saturday.Collector MRM Rao had instructed the officials to double-check the certificates of all the candidates before issuing the appointment letters to them.The DEOs of Kamareddy and Nizamabad districts and ZP CEO Govind will have to re-check the certificates as guided by Joint Collector Venkateshwar.Collector MRM Rao directed the officials to display the list of selected candidates along with their photos in the collectorates and DEO offices of both Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts.last_img read more