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Lady Bulldogs seek share of lead; UP, TIP part ways

By on November 30, 2019

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Maroons nip Tigers on Desiderio triple; Archers escape BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img View comments The Lady Stags are sporting a 1-1 record.Earlier at 4 p.m., University of the Philippines will attempt to score its first win in Group B when it takes on Technological Institute of the Philippines.The Lady Maroons, a perennial contender in the UAAP, bowed to the Adamson Lady Falcons, 17-25, 25-21, 19-25,25-19, 15-9, a week ago.On the same day, the TIP Lady Engineers lost to the San Beda Red Spikers, 13-25, 18-25, 27-25, 13-25.Every win counts in the Collegiate Conference, a single round robin tournament that will have the top two teams from the two groups clashing in the crossover semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  NU and San Sebastian collide at 6:30 p.m. on Monday in the PVL Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Gorayeb, however, has already announced he will not show up, citing personal reasons. Assistant coach Clint Malazo will instead call the shots for the Lady Stags.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Bulldogs won their first game under Castillo, turning back the Lyceum Lady Pirates, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21, last Sept. 3.They will bank on Jaja Santiago anew when they try to grab a second win in as many starts and a share of the Group A lead with the idle Far Eastern U Lady Tamaraws. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary National University is gunning for its second straight win against San Sebastian in the Premier Volleyball League on Monday but the backstory would be a lot more interesting.San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb used to handle NU, until he was replaced by Babes Castillo in the Lady Bulldogs’ camp.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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India aim to keep all-win record intact at Vizag

By on November 28, 2019

first_imgAustralia captain Michael Clarke will be under pressure to perform in the second ODI against India.Back in their happy-hunting ground, an upbeat India will look to take the lead against a wounded and depleted Australia in the second ODI in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday after the series-opener was washed out in Kochi.The three-ODI series has now been reduced to a two-match affair after the first match in Kochi two days ago was abandoned before a ball could be bowled because of heavy rains.Back-to-back losses in the recently-concluded two-Test series have dented the world champion Australia’s pride and they would be looking to get back at the hosts at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ADA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.Known for their fighting spirit, Australia have won every one-day series in India since 1998 and the pressure will clearly be on Michael Clarke who had a barren Test series that added fuel to criticism against him.Clarke will lead a side light on experience after regular skipper Ricky Ponting, all-rounder Shane Watson and pacer Mitchell Johnson were rested from the series, while the fast bowling stocks were further thinned by injuries to Shaun Tait, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle among others.For Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men, it is all about carrying on the momentum on a ground where India have won all the two matches they have played.It was at the same venue that Dhoni had announced his arrival on the big stage with a 123-ball 148 against Pakistan in what was his fifth ODI on April 5, 2005.advertisementPlaying hard and true, unlike typical Indian wickets, the Vizag strip saw a total of 654 runs scored with India winning comfortably.India followed it with a win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI that the stadium hosted on February 17, 2007.Dhoni did not get a chance to bat then as Yuvraj Singh guided the team home and the Team India skipper would look for another big knock when the match is played here for the first time under lights.Bright and sunny weather here means that the cricket starved crowd of the coastal city in Andhra Pradesh will witness an international match after about four years.Star players including Sachin Tendulkar and Ponting being rested, the series is seen as a battle of upcoming prospects in the two cricketing powerhouses ahead of the ICC World Cup early next year.Dhoni will lead a new-look Indian side in absence of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, while the bowling department will see the absence of speedster Zaheer Khan and spinners Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha.But the team is bolstered by the return of an off-colour but determined Yuvraj Singh, who was dropped for the Asia Cup.The stylish Punjab batsman, not in best of form, will look to find the rhythm at the same venue where he had scored an unbeaten 95 in India’s win over Sri Lanka.With one more series — against New Zealand — coming up, this will perhaps be his last chance to pass the litmus test before the quadrennial extravaganza next year.In the absence of regular openers, the in-form Murali Vijay will start the proceedings with Shikhar Dhawan looking to don Team India colours as well.The line-up may also mark the debut of explosive rookie batsman Saurabh Tiwary who played for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.”He has got exposure against the best bowlers in the IPL and CL T20. I think it is an ideal opportunity for us to give him a place in the final XI and let him play the kind of cricket he plays,” Dhoni had said.The side also has the tried and tested trio of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who will again be under scrutiny for the middle order slots.With little assistance from the Vizag strip, Indian seamers of Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar and rookie Vinay Kumar will be tested.In R Ashwin, India have an in-form off-spinner who had a fantastic run in the Twenty20 version helping Chennai Super Kings win the Champions League. It will be a big test for him ahead of the World Cup.Australia too will have a new-look side, with players like David Warner, John Hastings and Mitchell Starc keen to show an aptitude for Indian conditions.”This is great experience for a lot of the guys who haven’t played international cricket especially in India,” said Clarke.”I think India is one of the greatest places to play international cricket, but it is a challenge, it is hard, and this is where the World Cup is going to be as well.advertisement”There’s a lot of guys who’ve been waiting for an opportunity, been doing well in first-class cricket, but now with Watto, Punter and Mitch resting and the other bowlers being injured, it has given the guys an opportunity.”Our preparation is for the World Cup, the selectors pick certain guys to see how they go in these conditions to work out who is going to be in that squad.Warner will be the danger man for India especially on the flat track of Vizag while the Aussie middle-order will be manned by Clarke who will be keen to score runs after forgettable outings in the Test series.last_img read more

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Time to wage a war against stuff

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first_imgIn the last few weeks, I’ve been tidying up in my house. This is something I only periodically get an urge to do, and not always at the appropriate time of year – before Diwali, or in the spring, or whatever. I’ve been getting rid of clothes I don’t wear very often, even putting aside books that I’m not quite sure why I own and don’t need to keep, all of which someone else may have more use for than I do.These binges of order are infrequent in me, but satisfying when they occur. Sometimes they become excessive; in a zealous moment many years ago I threw out a whole heap of papers that I assumed were notes and some of which turned out to have been exam certificates.Tidying up the house, and examining all the stuff I seemed to have, made me think about the relation I have to the material world; about the inside and the outside, if you will. I’ve been buying fewer books, and things in general, avoiding shops and the centre of town, and not even deliberately, but because they didn’t appeal to me.Book I started using the library more. It was a relief to be able to hand back a book once I’d read it. (And sometimes when I hadn’t.) I read a book by the French writer Dominique Loreau called L’art de la simplicite. It’s a seductive blend of common sense, the ancient wisdom of ‘Orientals’ – the author has lived in Japan for a long time – and inverted materialism.Essentially it advocates simplifying your life, by reducing the amount of possessions you have, but paradoxically also buying some expensive and beautiful stuff according to what philosophers now know as the L’Oral argument: Because you’re worth it.I was googling the author of the book, which doesn’t seem to be translated into English (odd, as it has sold a lot in French) and found a blog in which a woman talked of trying to implement these precepts. She had, inspired by the book, given away most of her things and now effectively lived out of a suitcase.Most of us would experience some alarm at this, but she said she was much happier. One of the changes she noticed was that she judged others less on what they wore, the car they drove, or what they owned.That remark returned to me in the last few days, as riots in London escalated from violence in Tottenham, the area where a black 29-year-old man, Mark Duggan, was shot in the head by police and killed, to general looting and theft from shops across different areas of London and then other cities. Buildings were set on fire; some people lost their homes, but in general, the attacks were on things, not people.Method The kind of shops raided were department stores, neighbourhood shops, and even discount stores like Primark.Appalled-sounding BBC journalists described the violence. One said teenagers in Brixton, a predominantly black area of south London, had been filmed on security cameras trying on trainers in a sports shop before looting them. This parody of normal consumerism was funny, but it was an image that remained in my mind.Looting is supposed to be an impulse, or a brief moment of criminality or bad judgement: smash and grab. But smash and dawdle? The humour in the moment didn’t seem unintentional; it was as though the looters at Foot Locker were consciously parodying the leisureliness of ordinary shopping. (“Yes, I do believe that after all I will take these athletic shoes. Wrap them up, my good man.”)Anyone who has been young knows how boring it is when older people tell you how much less well- off they were at your age. I remember, for instance, my parents deciding to give me a watch when I was about eight, for my birthday.Its arrival was preceded by a lot of lectures from each of them about how old they had been when they got their first watch, and how useful it would be to know the time at all times of day, and so on and so forth.But, nevertheless, it’s apparent how much more obsessed with stuff people are now than twenty or thirty years ago.It’s worse in the west, and it’s worse in cities. But we’re not immune to it in India. In a small town, people still tend not to shop recreationally. They buy new things when they can, or for festivals or occasions, but there is a rhythm to this.In the cities, going to the mall is something to do if you’re middle-class and affluent. If not, you probably won’t get past the security guard.Danger So what? Does it matter? It might, not now but in the next twenty or fifty years.The more we allow ourselves to get focused on stuff, even ‘branded’ stuff, stuff from malls, stuff imported from here and there, stuff with logos, the more unfit, stupid and unkind we will become. And less aware of other people, especially those who don’t also have the kind of stuff we do, or that we aspire to. People who visit India for the first time always talk about “the contrast between rich and poor”. Exasperating, yes, especially when they think nothing of the homeless person they walk past every day in London.But also true. I don’t know why we don’t yet have riots in Gurgaon or Mumbai or Bangalore, but since we still have time to do something about it, why not try to become a little bit more human, and make our country a little bit less unfair? In the process we might achieve a less cluttered existence, and more freedom for ourselves.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Rahul Dravid happy with BCCI’s methods to curb age-fudging

By on November 25, 2019

first_imgIndia U-19 coach Rahul Dravid strongly believes that the recent decision by the BCCI working committee to put a cap on players getting only one shot at Colts World Cup will prevent age fudging by players.Ravindra Jadeja (2006 & 2008), Vijay Zol (’12 and ’14), Sandeep Sharma (’10 and ’12), Sarfaraz Khan (’14 and ’16), Ricky Bhui (’14 and ’16) and Avesh Khan (’14 and ’16) are some players in recent times who have played in two U-19 global meets.”Being allowed to play only one U-19 World Cup will mean people are less motivated to alter the age. Honestly, U-19 cricket should be more about exposure and less about results. The focus should be on giving more youngsters an opportunity to play rather than on winning. And that’s what this new rule will result in,” he said.”The long term results of this step will far outweigh the potential loss of results in the short term,” Dravid, who has been very vocal on the issue told PTI.Dravid is glad that BCCI has made it a rule and felt it will have a positive impact on cricketers of coming generations.last_img read more

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Asian Games 2018 Day 2 wrap: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat wins historic gold

By on November 17, 2019

first_imgIt was a historic day for India at Asian Games 2018 on Day 2 as Vinesh Phogat won India’s first-ever women’s wrestling gold on Monday.Apart from the wrestling gold, two more medals were added to India’s tally to take it to five. Shooter Deepak Kumar and Lakshay won silver each in 10m air rifle and men’s trap respectively.The 33-year-old Deepak did not mind the long wait for a major medal, 14 years after he picked up the sport.Lakshay, on the other hand, picked up the gun only four years ago as a teenager and at 20, is now a silver-medallist at the Asiad, equalling the feat achieved by former world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu at the 2006 Doha edition.Vinesh Phogat 1st Indian woman wrestler to win Asian Games gold medalAdding to the cheer was the defending gold-medallist men’s hockey team’s 17-0 hammering of hosts Indonesia in its Pool A lung-opener.Heres the medal tally for today!With 1 gold and 2 silver won today, the medal tally for #India has gone up!Looking forward to seeing the medal tally for India go higher in the coming days.#IndiaAtAsianGames #AsianGames2018 #MedalTally #SAI pic.twitter.com/nwJsFafguQSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 20, 2018There were disappointments too, with an Olympic-medallist, wrestler Sakshi Malik, finishing without a medal for the second day running, seven-time gold-winner men’s kabaddi team losing for the first time in Games’ history and both the men’s and women’s badminton teams getting knocked out of medal hunt.Vinesh, who will turn 24 this Saturday, gave herself an early birthday present with a performance that was all style, brushing aside her rivals with remarkable ease in the 50kg category.advertisementAsian Games 2018: Shooter Lakshay bags silver in men’s trapVinesh defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie 6-2 in the final.”I had targeted gold. I had 3-4 silvers at the Asian level and I was determined to win a gold today. My body responded well because I had trained well and God was also kind. So everything mixed up well for me today,” a teary-eyed Vinesh said after the triumph.And heres our gold medalist in womens 50kg who created #history by becoming the 1st Indian woman to win the #Wrestling gold at the Asian Games, she has inspired so many of us!What a match,@Phogat_Vinesh! #SAI has supported her training abroad.#AsianGames2018 #TOPSAthlete pic.twitter.com/7ENtgvVkqJSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 20, 2018The men’s sepak takraw team created a flutter by advancing to the semifinals away from the spotlight.It was a case of breakthrough medals for both Deepak and Lakshay, shooters with contrasting career paths.There was good news coming in for India in the rowing competition as well. Dushyant Chauhan and the Indian men’s quadruple sculls team finished first in their respective heats to reach the finals.Asian Games 2018: India bag 2nd shooting medal as Deepak Kumar claims silverDushyant, who won a bronze at the single sculls in the Incheon Games four years ago, clocked 7:43.08 to emerge the fastest in heat 1 and second overall.The quartet of Sawarn Singh, Dattu Baban Bhokanal, Om Prakash and Sukhmeet Singh qualified comfortably for the final, clocking 6:15.18 seconds. They finished the fastest overall.FT| The Indian Men’s Hockey Team cruise past hosts Indonesia in their first game at the @asiangames2018 as 3 players register hat-tricks during a remarkable 17-0 victory on 20th August 2018.#IndiaKaGame #AsianGames2018 #INDvINA pic.twitter.com/kTjHuLRlFQHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 20, 2018On the tennis court, India’s singles specialists, including second seed Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina, made smooth starts, also in Palembang.Joining them was Karman Kaur Thandi, who won comfortably to make the next round.It was Jakarta which gave India the biggest moment of the day in Vinesh’s gold but it was also Jakarta where some major disappointments came for the country.The biggest perhaps was Sakshi’s medal-less campaign, which ended with an embarrassing loss on Technical Superiority to North Korea’s Sim Jong Rim.Tributes pour in for Vinesh Phogat after historic Asian Games goldThe final scoreline read 2-12 and added another big-ticket disappointment to Sakshi’s CV after the bronze in a lackluster Commonwealth Games field earlier this year.Similar was the story of the star-studded men’s and women’s badminton teams, both of which went out in the quarter-final stage.Unfortunate! Despite some close matches India lose to Indonesiain Men’s team event and against Japan in the Women’s QF of the #AsianGames2018. We promise to come back stronger in the Individual event. #IndiaontheRise #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/QOSfOtMjnRBAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 20, 2018Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu and H S Prannoy shone bright but couldn’t get enough support from the rest as India lost in the women’s and men’s team events, respectively.advertisementAfter the women’s team went down 1-3 to top seeds Japan early in the day, the men’s team put up a spirited effort before losing 1-3 to hosts Indonesia, knocking them out of medal contention.A shock loss to Korea gave the seemingly invincible kabaddi team a reality check but there medal hopes remain alive as it was a group A game.Asians Games 2018, Day 2: HighlightsIndia lost 23-24 to South Korea, who won the bronze medal at the Incheon Games four years ago, in a match that went down to the wire.The Indian gymnastics contingent also ensured a disappointing day in office as they failed to qualify for the finals in the men’s team event, finishing ninth with a score of 229.950, 0.35 points behind Iran.The men’s team comprised 2010 bronze-medallist Ashish Kumar, Rakesh Patra, Gaurav Kumar, Yogeshwar Singh and Siddharth Verma.At the aquatics centre, India made the finals of 4x200m but quartret of Shrihari Nataraj, Saurabh Sangvekar, Avinash mani and Neel Roy ended 7th overall with a timing of 31.90 sec.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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I-League: Chennai City beat Indian Arrows 2-0 to regain top spot

By on November 16, 2019

first_imgChennai City FC regained pole position riding on two second half goals to beat Indian Arrows in their 15th round I-League encounter in Bhubaneswar on Friday.Chennai drew first blood in the 71st minute through Spanish midfielder Sandro’s free-kick and concluded their game with another goal from substitute Vijay N during the stoppage time.With this win, Chennai City FC (33 points) have now leapfrogged Real Kashmir (32) to the top of the 11-team table.Chennai, as expected, started the game on an attacking note, in their effort to bag full points.After a barren first half, Chennai City kick-started their second half, attacking at regular intervals but were unable to find the back of the net. Credit for a valiant Arrows show should also go to their goalkeeper Samik Mitra, who stood tall under bar, denying Chennai City FC, any opportunity to capitalise on errors.As the game entered the final quarter, Chennai City visibly grew frustrated with their inability to break into the Arrows defensive line.Their efforts finally paid dividends when a risky tackle in the 71st minute from Indian Arrows from the edge of the box, led to a yellow card for Suresh Singh, gifting the visitors a free kick from a dangerous spot.Chennai’s Spanish midfielder Sandro broke the deadlock with perfectly taken free-kick. The tally was rounded off by Vijay, who found the back of the net with a rebound in the 91st minute of the match.Also Read | I-League: Real Kashmir FC vs East Bengal postponed due to thick snow cover in SrinagarAlso Read | Body of footballer Emiliano Sala formally identified: UK PoliceAlso Read | Flamengo fire: 10 killed at Brazilian football club training centre in Rio de Janeiroadvertisementlast_img read more

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Callum McGregor rescues draw with Hibs as Celtic’s run continues

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first_imgReuse this content Share on Twitter Topics Scottish Premiership Share on LinkedIn Hibernian Neil Lennon returned to Celtic Park as the Hibernian manager and left with a Premiership point after John McGinn and Callum McGregor each scored a double.The former Celtic player and manager was given a warm reception from the home fans before McGregor, left out of Gordon Strachan’s recent Scotland squad to some surprise, drove in the opener in the 15th minute.Two stunning strikes by McGinn after the break put the Easter Road side ahead before McGregor levelled with 10 minutes remaining to extend Celtic’s unbeaten domestic run to 58 games. Celtic’s convincing 3-0 Champions League win over Anderlecht on Wednesday night ensured a packed stadium for their return and they were treated to another 90 minutes of excitement.Brendan Rodgers, without his injured captain Scott Brown and fellow midfielder Stuart Armstrong, made five changes. The French attacker Odsonne Édouard started alongside his countryman Moussa Dembélé with McGregor, James Forrest and Jonny Hayes back in the side. Anthony Stokes, Efe Ambrose and Dylan McGeouch were ex-Celts in the Hibs side, adding another subplot to the encounter.The Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon tipped a 25-yard free-kick from Stokes over the bar in the third minute as Hibs started confidently. However, gradually the champions played themselves into the game. When Dembélé played in McGregor he fired low past Hibs keeper Ross Laidlaw from 16 yards for his fifth goal of the season. That appeared to be Celtic into their stride and moments later Laidlaw pulled off a decent save from Tom Rogic’s drive.Hibs, though, were not out of it and in the 34th minute Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata had to speed back to deny Martin Boyle, who had raced on to a Lewis Stevenson pass. At the other end Laidlaw blocked an Édouard effort after he was set up by Hayes in a swift counterattack. Scott Sinclair replaced Édouard for the start of the second half and within three minutes had drawn a good save from Laidlaw, his drive from 12 yards parried and then cleared by Stevenson.McGinn’s equaliser in the 53rd minute stunned Celtic Park. As the home side set themselves up to defend their penalty area the midfielder Marvin Bartley drifted along the edge of the box and when the ball fell neatly for McGinn he fired low past Gordon. The match turned in Hibs favour and after Leigh Griffiths replaced Dembélé only a remarkable Gordon save in the 65th minute kept the home side level. When a McGinn corner fell to Steven Whittaker a yard out it looked a certain goal but somehow the Scotland keeper beat away his shot for another corner.McGregor cleared the bar moments later as an exciting finale ensued and when McGinn fired high past Gordon from 22 yards after Mikael Lustig had headed clear an Ambrose attempt there was an air of disbelief around the stadium. Celtic rallied and after Griffiths’ cross was knocked back into the path of McGregor after several players challenged for it, he steered the ball in from 12 yards.There was a Celtic penalty claim in the 87th minute when Ambrose appeared to impede Sinclair before the Celtic substitute had his shot parried away by Laidlaw.The referee Willie Collum ignored the appeals, to the anger of the home supporters who, when the dust settled, will recognise that they had witnessed their side given a rare domestic test.Rodgers hailed his players post-match. “It was arguably our result of the season considering the amount of players out and the number of games. Coming into the game today, it was always going to be difficult,” he said.His Hibs counterpart, Lennon, said: “We didn’t take a step back the whole game. It was an outstanding team performance. A draw was probably a fair result, but we are disappointed not to win.”SCOTTISH ROUNDUPAdam Rooney scored a hat-trick for Aberdeen as they continued their unbeaten run in the Scottish Premiership this season with a confident 3-0 victory over St Johnstone.Rooney headed home two of his goals, the first at the near post from a Stevie May cross and the second from close range after Anthony O’Connor had flicked on a cross. His third goal came from the penalty conversion with nine minutes remaining.The result left the Saints manager, Tommy Wright, fuming. “Look at the goals we’ve conceded,” he said. “A free-kick, the centre-backs drop deep. Three of them with one striker to look after. They don’t do it. A corner kick. It’s nothing to do with systems.“When players don’t pass the ball, don’t work hard for each other, when they give a quality side time on the ball, that’s what happens. You get gubbed. We were gubbed today.”Peter Hartley scored his second goal in three games as Motherwell eased past Partick Thistle a handsome 3-0 victory at Fir Park. The on-loan Blackpool defender followed up on the rebound in the seventh minute and helped set up Motherwell’s third for Ryan Bowman with a stylish turn on the byline.Hartley was not the only one among the hosts showing confidence and Craig Tanner scored his first Premiership goal in a one-sided contest with Trevor Carson never having a save to make.Owen Coyle began his tenure as the Ross County manager with a 2-0 win at Kilmarnock. The former Burnley, Blackburn and Bolton manager was appointed on Wednesday following the surprise departure of Jim McIntyre and kicked off his reign with an impressive win.Goals from Craig Curran and Kenny van der Weg were enough to secure a win against a struggling Kilmarnock side, who remain without a win and are under increasing pressure.Curran opened the scoring when he drifted into the penalty area and was picked out by Davis Keillor-Dunn’s cross, placing a fine header back across goal and into the bottom corner to up the pressure on the Killie manager, Lee McCulloch.Dundee’s Kerr Waddell scored his first senior goals to secure a 2-1 win over Hearts at Dens Park. The 19-year-old Dark Blues academy graduate opened his top-flight account when he headed in a minute before the break but his goal was cancelled out by the Hearts striker Kyle Lafferty after 71 minutes. The Northern Ireland striker latched on to a Sofien Moussa pass-back and rounded the Dundee goalkeeper, Scott Bain, to score.Waddell then grabbed the stoppage-time winner with his second headed goal as the Hearts manager, Craig Levein, succumbed to his first defeat since returning to the Jambos dug-out. The win moves Dundee up to eighth, a point behind Hearts. Nial Briggs Share via Email Celtic Share on Pinterest The Observer Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook match reportslast_img read more

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Oregon QB Justin Herbert Reportedly Met With Top Grad Transfer WR

By on October 26, 2019

first_imgJustin Herbert of the Oregon Ducks attempts a pass.EUGENE, OR – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on September 22, 2018 in E (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)After turning down a chance to leave Oregon early and enter the NFL draft, it appears that Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert wants to gear the team up for a run at the Pac-12 title next year.According to ScoopDuck reporter Max Torres, Herbert has reportedly had a dinner with Penn State grad transfer wide receiver Juwan Johnson, presumably in an effort to recruit him to Oregon.Johnson was second in receiving yards at Penn State in 2017, and third on the team in 2018.He has 81 receptions for 1,123 yards and two touchdowns with a 13.9 yards per catch average over the past three seasons.Last year’s leading wide receiver for Oregon was Dillon Mitchell, who opted to leave school early to enter the NFL draft, leaving a spot wide open for Herbert to find his next go-to guy.According to an inside source Oregon QB Justin Herbert sat down for dinner with Penn State grad transfer WR Juwan Johnson on his official visit this weekend. Ducks pulling out all the stops to help bolster young receiving core. #GoDucks #Transfer #NSD2019 pic.twitter.com/gyXsS3OWwN— Max Torres (@mtorressports) February 3, 2019The effort to recruit Johnson comes as Herbert prepares for his final season at Oregon.Initially projected as the first quarterback to come off the board for the 2019 NFL Draft, Herbert ultimately decided to stay at Oregon and try to improve upon last year’s season.The junior quarterback led the Ducks to a 9-4 record and a win over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl this past year.He finished the season with career highs in completions, attempts, yards, and touchdowns.last_img read more

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Effective Traffic Ticketing System by Mid-Year

By on October 24, 2019

first_img By the middle of this year, the Government should have a fully operational traffic ticketing system in place. Story Highlights This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, as he opened the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 16. “I have given a commitment that by mid-year we will fix the system. There is a traffic ticketing management system that was acquired from some time back, but the system was never properly operationalised,” he said. By the middle of this year, the Government should have a fully operational traffic ticketing system in place.This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, as he opened the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 16.“I have given a commitment that by mid-year we will fix the system. There is a traffic ticketing management system that was acquired from some time back, but the system was never properly operationalised,” he said.The Minister pointed out that the necessary hardware and software are being sourced to ensure that “we can have development and implementation of an electronic warrant module in the traffic ticketing management system”.“Once we can do that and ensure that those who receive tickets will, in fact, have consequences when they breach the Road Traffic Act, that will begin to restore order to our public highway, and the public will see a major difference in how they operate and our public space will be safe,” he said.He noted that currently, there are four agencies involved in the ticketing process, “but the process is dysfunctional” and has resulted in errant drivers with traffic violations not being held accountable.last_img read more

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STX France Unveils New Sailing Ship Concept

By on October 23, 2019

first_imgzoom French shipbuilder STX France has unveiled a new sailing ship concept which would reduce environmental impact and save energy.Presented at the Seatrade Cruise Global exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, the company’s SILENSEAS concept would feature a length of 190 meters, 150 passenger cabins, and offer an eco-friendly cruise experience.Following the launch of its cruise ship concept EOSEAS in 2009, STX France continued research on the principle of sail propulsion and developed a patented concept, SOLIDSAIL, capable of reaching large sail areas.By combining the use of the sails with the latest propulsion and energy production technologies, including LNG, batteries and automation, STX France developed SILENSEAS, which reduces the use of propulsion energy on 60% Caribbean routes, while allowing exceptional performance under sail.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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Defence lawyer awaiting information from Crown in RCMP secrets case

By on October 17, 2019

first_imgOTTAWA — A lawyer for an RCMP employee charged with breaching the official-secrets law says he is still awaiting details of the allegations from the Crown.Heading into a hearing today, defence lawyer Ian Carter says he has only an initial synopsis of the case against Cameron Jay Ortis.Carter says once he has fuller disclosure in the matter, he will review the material and be in a position to set a bail hearing.Ortis, 47, is accused of violating three sections of the Security of Information Act as well as two Criminal Code provisions, including breach of trust, for allegedly trying to disclose classified information to an unspecified foreign entity or terrorist group.The charge sheet lists a total of seven counts against Ortis under the various provisions, dating from as early as Jan. 1, 2015, through to Sept. 12 of this year, when he was arrested.RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the allegations, if proven true, are extremely unsettling, given that Ortis had access to intelligence from domestic and international allies.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 20, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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RCMP warning prompts communities in New Brunswick to threaten drug dealers after

By on October 14, 2019

first_img(One of the pills confiscated in Esgenoopetitj. The pill says Percocet but according to officials, it is fentanyl)APTN National NewsA warning from the RCMP about the deadly opioid fentanyl has pushed two First Nation communities to threaten drug dealers with expulsion if caught selling.The warning comes after there was a death in Esgenoopetitj, from fentanyl.“Today the Chief and Council unanimously passed a resolution on Drug trafficking banishment, if you are trafficking drugs in Tobique,” said a message posted on Facebook Thursday by the Neqotkuk chief and council. “This is your warning. The risk is too high and we felt it was only a matter of time before some takes a fatal dose.”In Elsipogtog a similar warning was released early Thursday evening.“The Chief and council are fully prepared to invoke extreme measures by expelling and banning those from our community who engage in trafficking in Fentanyl or other deadly opioids,” said the release.In Esgenoopetitj, Chief Alvery Paul posted a picture of a blue pill on his Facebook page.“Here is a picture of the BLUE PILL FENTENAL that is been sold here in Esgenoopetitj,” said Paul. “Looking carefully at the pic it’s labeled PERCOET 5.”He said the community is putting together a crisis team at the wellness centre.“We as parents, family and community must work together to stop the selling of drugs entering our community,” said Esgenoopetitj Chief Alvery Paul. “I undertstand this is a battle that we can’t win overnitebut we have to educate our young children, we are in the process of planning an information session at the school with the RCMP, Alcohol & Drug Program to discuss the dangers of drug abuse.”Communities across the country have been bracing for the arrival of the drug that has killed hundreds of Canadians.The rate of overdose deaths in British Columbia forced officials to declare a public health emergency.APTN has learned that community members in Elsipogtog are policing the community. Warrior Chief John Levi is asking people to report drug dealers to help keep the community safe.news@aptn.calast_img read more

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Winnipeg police confirm body discovered east of city is Christine Wood

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first_imgBrittany Hobson APTN National NewsThe Winnipeg Police Service confirmed Saturday that remains discovered in Springfield, a rural community east of Winnipeg, are those of Christine Wood.Wood, 21, went missing 10 months ago.A local landowner discovered remains and notified police Thursday morning.Police received a positive identification Friday evening.At the news conference Saturday morning, Chief Danny Smyth addressed the Wood family, who are from Bunibonibee Cree Nation, north of Winnipeg.“To George and Melinda Wood I cannot begin to know your pain. I will ensure Christine Wood is returned home to you as soon as possible,” said Smyth.Wood was last seen leaving a Winnipeg hotel in August 2016. She was staying in the city with her parents.In April, police announced they had charged Brett Overby, 30, with second-degree murder in connection with Wood’s death.At the time police had not located her body. Police said there was enough forensic evidence found in his North End home to charge him.Police will not confirm the cause of death but said she did not die of natural causes.Overby’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 5.bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Financial market highlights on Thursday SPTSX 1513500 down 899

By on October 8, 2019

Highlights at the close Thursday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,135.00, down 8.99 pointsDow — 21,553.09, up 20.95 points (record high)S&P 500– 2,447.83, up 4.58 pointsNasdaq — 6,274.44, up 13.27 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 78.47 cents US, up 0.31 of a centPound — C$1.6482, down 0.05 of a centEuro — C$1.4529, down 0.84 of a centEuro — US$1.1402, down 0.20 of a centOil futures:US$46.08, up 59 cents(August contract)Gold futures:US$1,217.30 per oz., down $1.80(August contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$20.904 per oz., down 49.1 cents$672.06 per kg., down $15.79 read more

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Military takes action on soldiers accused in Haiti

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“Survival sex”Dozens of Haitian women also say they were raped, and dozens more had what is euphemistically called “survival sex” in a country where most people live on less than $2.50 a day, the AP found.Haitian lawyer Mario Joseph has been trying to get compensation for victims of a deadly cholera strain linked to Nepalese peacekeepers that killed an estimated 10 000 people. Now, he is also trying to get child support for about a dozen Haitian women left pregnant by peacekeepers.“Imagine if the UN was going to the United States and raping children and bringing cholera,” Joseph said in Port-au-Prince. “Human rights aren’t just for rich white people.”US Sen. Bob Corker agrees. The Tennessee Republican, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been calling for reforms in the United Nations. He may well get them under President Donald Trump, whose administration has proposed a 31 percent reduction to the US foreign aid and diplomacy budget. Corker and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley want a review of all missions.Corker recalled his disgust at hearing of the UN sexual abuse cases uncovered last year in Central African Republic.“If I heard that a UN peacekeeping mission was coming near my home in Chattanooga,” he told AP, “I’d be on the first plane out of here to go back and protect my family.”The Habitation Leclerc resort was once well known throughout Port-au-Prince as a lush refuge amid the capital’s grimy alleyways. During its heyday in the 1980s, celebrities like Mick Jagger and Jackie Onassis would perch by the pool or stroll past the property’s Voodoo temple.By 2004, the resort was a decrepit clutch of buildings, and several children, either orphaned or abandoned by their parents, were living in its ruins.Suspicious interactionsIt was there that V01 met other victims, two girls referred to in the UN report as “V02” and “V03” and a young boy, “V08.” The boy initially supported them by occasionally bringing food from his aunt, but they were often hungry.The peacekeepers had arrived that year as part of a new mission to help stabilize Haiti in the wake of President Jean-Bertrande Aristide’s ouster. The Sri Lankans, numbering about 900 troops, landed in a historically unstable country in the grip of scattered violence and kidnappings – and a broken government ill-suited to confront the chaos.Some of the peacekeepers in the Sri Lankan contingent were based near the former resort.In August 2007, the UN received complaints of “suspicious interactions” between Sri Lankan soldiers and Haitian children. UN investigators then interviewed nine victims, as well as witnesses, while the sex ring was still active.V02, who was 16 when the UN team interviewed her, told them she had sex with a Sri Lankan commander at least three times, describing him as overweight with a moustache and a gold ring on his middle finger. She said he often showed her a picture of his wife. The peacekeepers also taught her some Sinhalese so she could understand and express sexual innuendo; the children even talked to one another in Sinhalese when UN investigators were interviewing them.V03 identified 11 Sri Lankan troops through photographs, one of whom she said was a corporal with a “distinctive” bullet scar between his armpit and waist. V04, who was 14, said she had sex with the soldiers every day in exchange for money, cookies or juice.During her interview with investigators, another young victim, V07, received a phone call from a Sri Lankan peacekeeper. She explained that the soldiers would pass along her number to incoming contingent members, who would then call her for sex.The boy, V08, said he had sex with more than 20 Sri Lankans. Most would remove their name tags before taking him to UN military trucks, where he gave them oral sex or was sodomized by them.Another boy, V09, was 15 when his encounters began. Over the course of three years, he said he had sex with more than 100 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, averaging about four a day, investigators said.“Some days, I imagine strangling my daughter to death”Under Haitian law, having sex with someone under 18 is statutory rape. UN codes of conduct also prohibit exploitation.“The sexual acts described by the nine victims are simply too many to be presented exhaustively in this report, especially since each claimed multiple sexual partners at various locations where the Sri Lankan contingents were deployed throughout Haiti over several years,” the report said.Investigators showed the children more than 1,000 photographs that included pictures of Sri Lankan troops and locations of where the children had sex with the soldiers.“The evidence shows that from late 2004 to mid-October 2007, at least 134 military members of the current and previous Sri Lankan contingents sexually exploited and abused at least nine Haitian children,” the report said.After the report was filed, 114 Sri Lanka peacekeepers were sent home, putting an end to the sex ring.But the sexual exploitation visited upon Haiti’s people didn’t stop there.Janila Jean said she was a 16-year-old virgin when a Brazilian peacekeeper lured her to a UN compound three years ago with a smear of peanut butter on bread, raped her at gunpoint and left her pregnant. She finds herself constantly in tears.“Some days, I imagine strangling my daughter to death,” she said in an interview under the shadow of banana palms near the former Jacmel base.With her were three other women who said they also were raped by peacekeepers. One of them sat on her heels, scraping coconut from its shell and into a large cauldron of water and corn, the barest of meals for the women and their small children.Adm. Ademir Sobrinho of Brazil’s armed forces said at a conference in London that his force had no such cases of rape, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation.But like many, Jean didn’t report the rape. Nearly a dozen women interviewed by the AP said they were too scared to report the crimes out of fear they would be blamed – or worse, would meet their victimizers again.The AP found that some 150 allegations of abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers and other personnel were reported in Haiti alone between 2004 and 2016, out of the worldwide total of nearly 2 000. Aside from the Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti, some perpetrators were jailed for other cases.Alleged abusers came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uruguay and Sri Lanka, according to UN data and interviews. More countries may have been involved, but the United Nations only started disclosing alleged perpetrators’ nationalities after 2015.The litany of abuses is longIn July 2011, four Uruguayan peacekeepers and their commanding officer allegedly gang-raped a Haitian teenager. The men also filmed the alleged attack on their phones, which went viral on the internet. The men never faced trial in Haiti; four of the five were convicted in Uruguay of “private violence,” a lesser charge. Uruguayan officials said at the time that it was a prank gone wrong and that no rape occurred.The following year, three Pakistanis attached to the UN’s police units in Haiti were allegedly involved in the rape of a mentally disabled 13-year-old in the northern city of Gonaives.UN investigators went to Haiti to investigate, but the Pakistanis abducted the boy to keep him from detailing the abuse that had gone on for more than a year, according to one of the investigators in the case, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from the UN.Finally, the men were tried in a Pakistani military tribunal in Haiti, and eventually sent back to Pakistan. In theory, the tribunal could have allowed for better access to witnesses, but it’s unclear whether any were called. The Pakistani authorities also refused to allow the UN to observe the proceedings. In the end, one man was sent to prison for a year, according to Ariane Quentier, a spokeswoman for the Haiti mission.Pakistan’s military has refused several requests for comment on the case.UN data during the 12-year period reviewed by AP is incomplete and varies in levels of detail, particularly for cases before 2010. Hundreds of other cases were closed with little to no explanation. In its review, the AP analyzed data from annual reports as well as information from the Office of Internal Oversight Services.“People are quite happy and comfortable with the peacekeepers”In the wake of the child sex ring investigation, a team of Sri Lankans spent two weeks in Haiti in October 2007. They interviewed only 25 soldiers out of more than 900 in the country and concluded that just two Sri Lankan corporals and one private had sex with two “young” victims. Three soldiers denied sexual encounters but were suspected of lying, according to the UN investigation report.For six months, the Sri Lankan army and the government declined to respond to AP’s questions about the 2007 case. Instead, officials first dodged repeated queries, then gave vague assurances that the scandal represented an isolated incident.Last month, the Sri Lankan government acknowledged its military had conducted inquiries into just 18 soldiers it said were implicated, and that “the UN Secretariat has acknowledged in writing, action taken by the government, and informed that the Secretariat, as of 29 September 2014, considers the matter closed.”Some of the peacekeepers involved in the ring were still in the Sri Lankan military as of last year, Sri Lankan military officials say. The United Nations, meanwhile, continued to send Sri Lankan peacekeepers to Haiti and elsewhere despite corroborating the child sex ring.Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi defended the troops, saying, “People are quite happy and comfortable with the peacekeepers.”Above a rusty bench at an abandoned bus stop in the village of Leogane hangs a sign that reads, “Constructed by the 16th Sri Lanka Peacekeeping Battalion.” It’s one of the few physical reminders of the battalion’s mission – along with children fathered by UN personnel.Marie-Ange Haitis says she met a Sri Lankan commander in December 2006 and he soon began making night-time visits to her house in Leogane.“By January, we had had sex,” she said. “It wasn’t rape, but it wasn’t exactly consensual, either. I felt like I didn’t have a choice.”She said when she first realized that she was pregnant, the Haitian translator assigned to the Sri Lankans told her to have an abortion. Then, she said, UN officials accused her of lying. As she spoke, her daughter Samantha sat on her lap wearing an oversized pair of sunglasses with a missing lens.When she was interviewed in August, Haitis said she had been waiting nearly a decade for the UN to consider her paternity claim to help support her daughter.Finally, early this year, Sri Lankan and UN officials told AP that a onetime payment of $45 243 had been made for Haitis’ daughter. The United Nations said Sri Lanka accepted the paternity claim without proof of DNA and the commander was dismissed from service.But such payments are rare.UN officials said they were unable to find any members of the mission in Haiti who might have dealt with the victims in the sex-ring case and did not know what happened to the children. An Italian non-governmental organization, AVSI, said it helped the children by trying to find homes for them, providing them with counseling and helping reintegrate them into schools, but it also lost track of the children shortly after the country’s devastating 2010 earthquake.Atul Khare, the UN’s head of field support which oversees the conduct and discipline of peacekeepers, acknowledged the scope of the problem and said the global agency must do more to help victims, including gathering accurate information and following up with troop-contributing countries.An AP review of reports into conduct on UN field missions showed haphazard record-keeping. In a 2008 report, for example, 19 allegations were reported in Haiti, but the UN recorded only two incidents worldwide involving minors – a seeming contradiction to the UN’s own investigation report in late 2007 that detailed the child sex ring with at least nine child victims.Some Haitians wonder whether the UN has done more harm than good in a country that has endured tragedy after tragedy since it became the first black republic in 1804.UN personnel say they have contributed to the stability in the Caribbean nation over the years, saved lives during the 2010 earthquake’s aftermath and prevented violence during periods of unrest. The mission, which currently has nearly 5 000 personnel and is expected to scale down by October, has also been credited with training police, providing security during elections and support to the judiciary.“I would not say we have achieved everything we set out to do, but we are engaged in a process of continuous improvement that any harmful effect on the local populations could be minimized, if not completely eradicated,” Khare said.Many in Haiti are not convinced.“I’d like to see my attacker face to face and tell him how he has destroyed my life,” said 21-year-old Melida Joseph, who said she was raped by one peacekeeper and narrowly escaped being gang-raped in Cite-Soleil, a seaside slum. Like others, she never reported the crime.“They’ll look at this as one big joke,” she said. “As far as the UN goes, they came here to protect us, but all they’ve brought is destruction.” (Colombo Gazette) The Army came under fire last week over its alleged failure to deal with the soldiers accused of rape in Haiti.However the military insisted that all those accused and found guilty have been dealt with, including the contingent commander. The Army spokesman said that the remaining soldiers were disciplined as the allegations against were not serious and included withholding evidence.In Haiti, at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers exploited nine children in a sex ring from 2004 to 2007, according to an internal UN report obtained by the Associated Press. In the wake of the report, 114 peacekeepers were sent home. None was ever imprisoned.In March, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced new measures to tackle sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers and other personnel. But the proclamation had a depressingly familiar ring: More than a decade ago, the United Nations commissioned a report that promised to do much the same thing, yet most of the reforms never materialized.For a full two years after those promises were made, the children in Haiti were passed around from soldier to soldier. And in the years since, peacekeepers have been accused of sexual abuse the world over.In one particularly grim case in Haiti, a teenage boy said he was gang-raped in 2011 by Uruguayan peacekeepers who filmed the alleged assault on a cellphone. “A high level delegation had been sent by the Army to Haiti and an investigation was conducted and those found guilty were dealt with,” Seneviratne said.He said that the contingent commander was sent on compulsory retirement following the investigations and eight others were dismissed. Army spokesman, Brigadier Roshan Seneviratne however said that while 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers had been accused in the report, investigations conducted at the time the allegations first surfaced, found that only 29 soldiers were involved. The Associated Press, in a detailed report revealed several incidents of rape involving Sri Lankan peacekeepers in Haiti. “Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the UN flag,” Guterres said. read more

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End of an era Lone peep show in Las Vegas area closes

By on October 7, 2019

LAS VEGAS — An adult video and bookstore that’s believed to have operated the last remaining peep show in the Las Vegas area has closed, marking the end of an era.Showgirl Video shut down last month after nearly four decades, and the building will soon be torn down to make way for a marijuana dispensary, the Las Vegas Sun reported .It was believed to be the last place in Sin City with a peep show — where dancers perform behind a window that opened when a customer placed $1 into a machine.Las Vegas passed an ordinance in 1992 banning sexually oriented businesses along the Strip, but Showgirl Video was grandfathered in under old code.“Sexually oriented businesses have been supplanted by the internet,” said Raymond Pistol, who sold the business in 2016. “You can get anything you want at any time.”The customers at Showgirl Video came from all walks of life, Pistol said. The performers he hired had little experience in the adult entertainment industry.Victoria Hartmann, director of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, said efforts in recent years have tried make the city more “family friendly.”A similar move happened in New York City, with an effort in the mid-90s to increase security in Times Square and close its pornographic theatres and peep shows.___Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.comThe Associated Press read more

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Despite agreements Singh May spar on stage during campaigns first debate

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TORONTO — New Democrats and Greens agree on a lot, Jagmeet Singh said near the midpoint of Thursday night’s federal-election debate. Except for four things.They have in common poll numbers that put them in a tight race for third early in this campaign, each with the potential to hold the balance of power if the Oct. 21 vote produces a minority Parliament. So the NDP’s Singh and the Green party’s Elizabeth May also shared reasons to pound each other down on the debate stage.Hence Singh’s list: New Democrats are clearly in favour of protecting abortion rights, he said. They’re in favour of national unity. They don’t believe in leaving workers behind. And they wouldn’t back Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer as prime minister.“Those were absurd statements,” May responded, laughing.“I am not going to go down the little rabbit-hole that Mr. Singh just created,” she added. “None of what he said was true. People can check.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Third place is an exciting position for the Greens, who had a record two elected MPs in the last Parliament, and a disappointing one for the NDP, who formed the official Opposition from 2011 to 2015 after a stunning breakthrough in Quebec.With his four-point attack, Singh was going after May for saying she couldn’t, as Green leader, prevent an MP from proposing a private member’s bill to restrict abortion. She has a candidate in Quebec in Pierre Nantel, a defending MP turfed from the NDP, who says he’s a sovereigntist. And she’s said that in a minority Parliament, she’d decide whether to support a larger party based on its commitment to acting to fight climate change — where Singh has said flatly the New Democrats would not back Scheer as prime minister.May has been in Parliament since 2011 and has led the Greens since 2006, making her the longest-serving current leader of a federal party. Singh is a relative newcomer, going to Parliament in a byelection just this year after becoming NDP leader in 2017. They’ve had few occasions to go head-to-head.Until Thursday evening, when they stood on either side of Scheer in the Maclean’s/Citytv debate, alongside an empty podium to represent the absent Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau.Both parties tout their environmentalism. May even told Singh at one point that he sounds a lot like a Green — except for his not committing to a target for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, which the Greens consider fundamental.Both advocate dramatically expanded public health care, investments in cities such as public transit, aggressive anti-poverty programs and revisions to the voting system. But the New Democrats are more firmly rooted in unionism and left-of-centre politics where the Greens have climate-change action at the core of their thinking.That distinction saw May criticizing Singh from the right, including on just how to expand health care.“I agree with Jagmeet about universal pharmacare. It’s essential, we can’t afford not to do it,” May said early on. But she rounded on Singh over a promise for universal dental coverage in addition to drug coverage. The Greens asked for an estimate on the price from the parliamentary budget officer years ago, she said, and worry that a $30-billion price tag is too rich.“I don’t see how, Jagmeet, I don’t see how you’ve found the money,” she said.Singh said the money can be had if Canadians show they want such programs by voting New Democrat.A bit later, Singh went after May for proposing that SNC-Lavalin, the Quebec engineering firm whose criminal charges have led to such grief for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, make up for any bad behaviour by building clean-water systems in Indigenous communities.“No profit,” she emphasized. A form of community service.“It’s a bit ludicrous to suggest that we should build public infrastructure through punishment,” Singh said. It’s too much like a public-private partnership, he said, and these projects are better done by public tenders, with governments taking responsibility for the outcomes.May objected to an NDP news release several weeks ago saying her proposal showed she’s in favour of privatizing water infrastructure. That wasn’t fair, she said.“You can just accept it was a bad idea,” Singh suggested.Then moderator Paul Wells asked Singh whether he still supports a massive project to move liquefied natural gas from Alberta to port in British Columbia. After the New Democrats lost a seat to the Greens in a B.C. byelection, former MP and current candidate Svend Robinson said the party needs to reconsider its backing of the LNG pipeline to Kitimat. What’s Singh’s view now?“What I support is the fact that British Columbia is a province with one of the best climate-action plans in the country,” Singh answered. “They’ve made sure that everything they do is going to fit into their bold climate plan.”May wasn’t having it. Singh, the NDP government in British Columbia and the federal Liberals all support the project and they’re wrong to, she said.“If they understood the peril we are in, as a human family, on this planet, the need to hold global warming to 1.5 C, means you cannot build this pipeline.” read more

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Upcoming Back Surgery Ends Arian Fosters Season

By on September 30, 2019

Houston Texans’ running back Arian Foster’s season is officially over as plaguing back issues will force the star player under the knife.Foster sought the advice of multiple doctors who all recommend surgery to repair a bulging disc.Foster has been experiencing chronic injuries since he hurt his calf muscle earlier in training camp. He also had hamstring issues, which led to his back problems. Arian Foster will have surgery to repair a herniated disk on Thursday in Los Angeles by Dr. Robert Watkins.In the last two Texans’ games, Foster was involved in only 10 plays, all during the first drives of the games.  He was immediately taken out due to pain and couldn’t return.  This season Foster has 121 rushes for 542 yards with 22 receptions and two total touchdowns.His absence is a major blow for a Texans team that has lost six games in a row. The team will have to fall back on Ben Tate, Deji Karim and rookie Dennis Johnson for replacements for the remainder of the season.The Houston Texans are currently 2-7 and have no chance of going to the playoffs.  They play the Oakland Raiders next Sunday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. (ET) on CBS. read more

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Hockeys Hokey skating over competition

By on September 28, 2019

“Hokey” and “hockey:” words so similar, they’re often mistaken to be same. Despite the discrepancy of one little “c,” among the women’s collegiate hockey world, “Hokey” and “hockey” are becoming synonymous.Freshman forward Hokey Langan, a 5-feet-4-inch standout from Chatham, Ontario came to Ohio State to play under coach Jackie Barto last year and is having a breakout season.“She’s a dynamic offensive player. She’s a really head-smart, nose in the game [kind of player],” Barto said. “She does the little things out on the ice. She comes to play every night. She’s a determined, aggressive player.”The love of hockey was something Langan always had growing up. Around the age of 3, Langan said she started to play around with her siblings.“It just came. It was something I wanted to do every day,” Langan said. “[I] used to shoot pucks outside with my brother and my sister, and I never wanted to stop playing.”But it wasn’t until Langan developed as a more mature player that the long list of recognition began to grow. In high school, Langan played for the London Junior Devilettes before earning a spot on Team Canada’s Under-18 team. She was a two-time member of the gold medal-winning Team Ontario Red at the ‘07 and ‘08 Canadian U18 National Championships. She served as a captain at the ‘08 championships. In Aug. 2008, Langan competed with Team Canada in a U18 series against Team USA. At the 2009 IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship, Langan won the silver medal with Team Canada.  When looking at colleges, Langan said OSU offered her multiple reasons to become a Buckeye.“The first time driving in, the campus [was] beautiful,” Langan said about her recruiting trip. “Academics [are] really good here, and [OSU is] known for athletics. Every sport here is developed, so you can get a good crowd.”But OSU’s location was the biggest factor for Langan.“I live four hours away, so my parents can come and watch,” she said. “They’ve been to every single home game so far.”This year, Langan has been named the WCHA Rookie of the Week twice. She tied OSU single-game records for goals with four and points with five in the 5-2 victory over Bemidji State Jan. 22.Barto said she is proud of the girls who have received WCHA honors this season because the individual rewards are a reflection on the team.Langan has moved into the lead for overall points in the WCHA with 39 (18 goals, 21 assists). She’s maintained the top spot in conference-only scoring with 32 points, 16 goals and assists apiece. With 1.42 points per game, she leads NCAA rookies and ranks eighth overall in the nation.Senior co-captain Raelyn LaRocque said she likes playing with Langan because she can always count on the freshman to be in the right spot.“[Langan offers] a lot of confidence, a lot of control. You know if you give her the puck, she’s going to make something happen with it,” LaRocque said. “So you can just throw her the puck at any point and time … [and] she’ll knock it off her stick and toss it over there.”With a goal of winning a national championship before she graduates, Langan respects the suggestions and criticisms the coaches offer her after each game.“[In] team meetings with the coaches, Jackie [Barto] tells me what I can do to improve and that’s what I strive to do,” Langan said. “Just to improve as a player in offense, defense. Hopefully I can improve for the next three years.”Still in her inaugural season as a Buckeye athlete, Langan said what makes the experience worthwhile is the people that surround her.“The coaches, as well as the team, they make it really fun,” Langan said. “You go to school, do what you have to do, and then you come to the rink and play what you love.”Barto said she sees Langan as a continual contributor to the team, with a bright futureahead.“[If] she keeps working hard on and off the ice, and improving her game … she’s going to be one of the top players in this country,” Barto said. “[She’s] going to … help this program get to the level we want to get to.” read more

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