40-year-old Stephon Marbury ‘working on’ return to NBA

first_imgIn this April 9, 2017, photo, former NBA All Star Stephon Marbury attends an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Stephen Marbury has made himself at home in the Chinese Baskeball Association (CBA), but it looks like he is ready to return to where he started.The 40-year-old guard, who last played for the Boston Celtics in 2009, bared his desire to return to the National Basketball Association (NBA).ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 RELATED STORY:Stephon Marbury has emotional moment with Beijing fan at Q&A Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Prior to becoming the Chinese league’s most popular adoptive son, “Starbury” was considered one of the NBA’s premier point guards and was named an All Star twice, in 2000-2001 and 2002-2003 seasons.He was selected fourth overall in the 1996 NBA draft and formed one the most exciting duos in the league alongside Kevin Garnett with the Minnesota Timberwolves.He also made stops with the New Jersey Nets, Phoenix Suns and his hometown New York Knicks.After seeing his production slip after 14 years in the league, Marbury elected to take his talents to China in 2010, where he experienced a career resurgence—winning three CBA championships, a CBA Finals MVP award, a CBA Foreign MVP award and getting named an All-Star on six occasions, according to Bleacher Report.It’s going to be quite a task for Marbury, who’s now 40, to land an NBA contract, considering the amount of young and talented players at his position today. /raADVERTISEMENT “It’s time to combine. My next move is the best move. Working on the come back to the #nba,” the Brooklyn-native wrote on his personal Twitter account.It’s time to combine. My next move is the best move. Working on the come back to the #nba pic.twitter.com/TaWjqwwekFFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) September 12, 2017 MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

AEK Holds Milan to 0-0 Draw, Atalanta Beats Apollon Limassol

first_imgMILAN, Italy – A spirited performance has enabled AEK Athens to hold Milan to a goalless draw. The home side had a number of chances to break the deadlock in each half, but an impressive performance from visiting goalkeeper Giannis Anestis ensured a result that sees both of the top two teams in Group D remain unbeaten in this season’s UEFA Europa League group stage, UEFA reports.Man of the match, AEK Athens goalkeeper Giannis Anestis stated: “Ι want to congratulate the whole team for their effort from minute one. This point is very crucial in the group stage and very important for our morale. I am happy with my game and happy to help the team. I don’t consider my performance as an answer to my critics. I am working hard and trying to improve constantly. Our aim now is to play well against Milan in Athens as well and – why not? – win and top the group.”Italian side Atalanta leads Group E with seven points after a 3-1 win over Apollon Limassol. Lyon trails by two points in second.Apollon has two points and Everton remains last with one point.Olivier Giroud scored late in the second half for Arsenal to maintain its perfect Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over 10-man Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.Five minutes after Milan Rodic was sent off for a second yellow card, Giroud struck with an overhead kick five minutes before the final whistle after Theo Walcott headed the ball to him.“It was a great combination before the goal as well and he finished well,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.Arsenal opened a five-point lead in Group H with nine points. Red Star and BATE Borisov, which beat visiting Cologne 1-0, are on four. Cologne is bottom without a point.Elsewhere, Lazio rallied to take three points at Nice with a 3-1 win in Group K, and Real Sociedad thrashed Macedonia’s Vardar 6-0 in Group L with Willian Jose scoring four goals.Arsenal rested nine front-line players who were in the lineup for the English Premier League’s match against Watford on Saturday, which Arsenal lost 2-1. But goalkeeper Petr Cech was in the goal as captain and made his presence felt, making several perfect saves.“It’s important to have a good goalkeeper in this kind of game, too,” Wenger said. “They were dangerous and Petr Cech kept us in the game.”Mathieu Debuchy returned to the squad after a year due to injuries.With several young players, including Reiss Nelson, Joseph Willock and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, the Gunners didn’t look dangerous until Giroud’s goal.“I believe you win when you can, you do not decide when,” Wenger said. “What’s remarkable is the spirit we have shown. They defended very well, but the goal is a consequence of us wanting to play through them.”Richmond Boakye headed the ball onto the crossbar in the biggest chance for Red Star.LAZIO LEADSBoosted by a 2-1 victory over Juventus in Serie A, Lazio took the sole lead in Group K after rallying to a 3-1 away win at Nice in a matchup of two teams that won their previous two games.The fans didn’t have to wait long for goals.Mario Balotelli headed home for the hosts four minutes into the game from Wesley Sneijder’s cross, but Felipe Caicedo equalized for the hosts just a minute later.Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored his first goal for Lazio in the 65th before adding his second a minute from time.Lazio stays perfect atop the group with nine points from three wins. Nice is second, three points back.Zulte Waregem and Vitesse drew 1-1 and have a point each in the group.REAL ON FIREWillian Jose scored two goals in each half for Real Sociedad on the way to thrashing Macedonia’s Vardar 6-0. Mikel Oyarzabal gave the Spaniards a first-half lead. The Brazilian striker then took charge before he was substituted on the hour. Alberto de la Bella added the final goal at the last minute.Despite the victory, Real is second in Group L with six points, trailing leader Zenit St. Petersburg by three after the Russians beat Rosenborg 3-1 to stay perfect.Rosenborg has three points and Vardar remains bottom after three defeats.EVERTON’S MISERYEverton is 16th in the 20-team English Premier League and is still without a win in three Europa League group matches this season.Nabil Fekir converted a penalty kick six minutes into the match for Lyon after Mason Holgate downed Marcal in the area.Players of both teams briefly clashed after a hard push from Everton captain Ashley Williams on Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. Everton could face punishment from UEFA after a fan holding a child appeared to aim a punch at a Lyon player during the second-half melee at Goodison Park which continued off the pitch and in front of the Howard Kendall Gwladys Street End.Just minutes later, Williams seemed to come to Everton’s rescue with a 69th-minute header. But Lyon needed just six minutes to answer with Bertrand Traore restoring the advantage to 2-1.Under-pressure Everton manager Ronald Koeman has something to think about before league games against Arsenal and Leicester sandwich a League Cup match with Chelsea. NO CHEERS IN BALKANSPartizan Belgrade played without its fans at Skenderbeu in Albania on Thursday with the reverse situation— no Skenderbeu supporters — scheduled to happen in Serbia.Both teams agreed on that measure at UEFA’s request to not “create a hot situation.”The Group B game ended in a 0-0 draw.—-Sources: Associated Press, UEFATweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

emtrion introduces compact module with i.MX 8M Mini processor

first_imgemtrion starts series production of the new computer-on-module emCON-MX8M Mini. Numerous multimedia and high-speed interfaces, virtualization capability, integrated security functions combined with high computing power and low power consumption make this module particularly attractive.The new emCON-MX8M Mini module with the heterogeneous multi-core processor i.MX 8M Mini from NXP is suitable for numerous embedded applications – especially in the fields of industrial IoT, multimedia streaming and machine learning. The implemented 14-LPC FinFET process technology makes the processor reliable and robust in industrial use in harsh environments.The integrated i.MX 8M Mini processor is scalable and consists of up to 4 Arm -Cortex -A53 cores with up to 2 GHz clock rates and a 400 MHz Arm -Cortex -M4. Flexibly to your application, the CPU supports DDR3L, DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory. emtrion’s emCON-MX8MM features a 16MB QSPI NOR flash memory, up to 64GB of eMMC NAND flash memory and up to 4GB of LPDDR4 SDRAM.The emCON-MX8MM module with SPDIF and SAI interfaces, two LCD interfaces and the MIPI-CSI-2 interface, which is common in modern embedded vision systems, meets high performance requirements in terms of audio, video and voice processing. Integrated hardware acceleration for video and graphics supports 1080p video processing as well as 2D and 3D graphics. There is also an extensive selection of high-speed interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe and OTG available.The emCON module with its compact size of 50×82 mm can be used for operation in the extended temperature range of -25 to 85 °C. emtrion guarantees a long-term availability of 15 years with the quality promise “Made in Germany”. For a direct start in your own application development, a Developerkit with Board Support Package for Linux (Debian and Yocto Sumo) is available. Optionally, the developer kit can be supplemented with a virtualization function (Jailhouse). emtrion also supports you in activating the integrated HAB Secure Boot. Fastboot is also available on request.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous ADLINK announces MAPS Suite for measurement and automation modulesNext Syslogic: railway computer for predictive maintenancelast_img read more

Can: Small step all Liverpool need

first_imgLiverpool Emre Can sees Liverpool a ‘small step’ from being back on track Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 23:11 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Emre Can Liverpool Getty Liverpool Premier League The Reds have struggled to collect victories of late, seeing them slip out of the Premier League title picture, but a reversal in fortune is expected Emre Can is confident that Liverpool’s fortunes are about to change, with a “small step” all that is required amid a struggle to collect wins.The Reds find themselves in the middle of a frustrating run at present, with only one win taken from their last eight games in all competitions.Liverpool 40/1 to win Premier League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A 0-0 stalemate with Manchester United in their latest outing saw Jurgen Klopp’s side fail to rediscover their spark, with the Merseyside outfit now sat eighth in the Premier League – nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City.Germany international Can concedes that luck has not been on Liverpool’s side, with more than a point deserved against the Red Devils, but the 23-year-old still sees positives and remains upbeat.He told SFR Sport in the wake of a drab draw with United: “We have to win that game because we dominated for 90 minutes. I think we had good chances and United had one shot on target with [Romelu] Lukaku.”It’s the same story like before the international break but we have to go again on Tuesday because I think it’s just a small, small step and then we will come in the right direction again.”It’s too early [to make judgements], nothing is over yet and we have to believe in ourselves. We have to win the next game.”Liverpool will return to action in Champions League competition, with a trip to Maribor awaiting them in midweek.A positive result is required in that contest having been held by Sevilla and Spartak Moscow in their opening group stage fixtures.Klopp’s side then face a testing trip to Wembley to face Tottenham in their next Premier League outing, with things not about to get any easier for the Reds. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Position Vacant – Sport Operations Manager (Northern Territory)

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry?  Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the key leadership position of Sport Operations Manager – Northern Territory, based in our NT branch office, Darwin.  To view the Position Description, please click on the attachment below. Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm CST, Friday, 22 May 2015.  For further information or to lodge your application for this career opportunity, please email careers@austouch.com.au.Related Filespd_sops_sport_ops_manager_updated_format-pdfRelated LinksPosition Vacantlast_img read more

a month agoLeicester defender Evans: Newcastle will be tough

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester defender Evans: Newcastle will be toughby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Jonny Evans expects a tough “challenge” against Newcastle United.Evans believes Newcastle will adopt the same gameplan that earned the Magpies victory last time out for their upcoming fixture. He said: “Our experience of Newcastle last year was that they sat in and defended deep, and we found it difficult to break them down.“That was a challenge that when the manager came to the club, he wanted to help us in that aspect – of setting our team up and being able to work teams that are going to sit in against us, which is becoming quite a common theme.Newcastle did that very well against us last year, so I think they’ll come with the same game plan.” last_img read more

Destination Bluenose Coast

first_imgA short scenic drive from Halifax takes you to a premier travel destination where you can experience just about everything Nova Scotia has to offer. And the folks involved with Destination Bluenose Coast would love to help you get the most out of your southwest Nova Scotia trip. Shelley Webb, owner of Havenside Bed and Breakfast in Hackett’s Cove, is director and past chair of Destination Bluenose Coast,. She says she enjoys pointing people in the right direction, whether they want to buy a handmade quilt or are looking for another place to stay along the way. “The quality of the experience has to be paramount,” Webb says, which is why she is thrilled Destination Bluenose Coast is such a collaborative organization. The not-for-profit organization brings together members of local chambers of commerce, boards of trade, tourism organizations and independent business owners and can best be described as “people helping people.” “We are working together to ensure that the Bluenose Coast is something people will absolutely rave about when they go back home,” Webb says. Sebelle Deese, co-owner of Atlantic Sojourn Bed and Breakfast in Lunenburg, calls Bluenose Coast a “symbiotic relationship” and describes others who work in the tourism industry, whether in Chester, Mahone Bay, or Bridgewater, as “dear, dear, dear friends.” “That’s what makes it so nice up here. All of us in the tourism business work together,” says Deese in her native Mississippi drawl. They work together to develop itineraries, a web presence and other projects to make visitors’ stays as action-filled and as pleasant as possible, whether they are day-tripping from Halifax, holidaying from the U.S. or even Europe. “It’s all about the experience. We know that our visitors want to have a memorable experience. They don’t want to just look anymore,” says Trudi Curley, Bluenose Coast’s Destination co-ordinator. “Our job is to make people aware of what it is we offer,” Curley says. To that end, they created the Bluenose Coast Boarding Pass, a chronological list of 100 festivals being held from the western end of the Halifax Regional Municipality to the western boundary of Lunenburg County and inland to New Ross and New Germany. There are farmers’ markets, lobster suppers, cycling, kayak and camping tours, music festivals, art festivals, boat races, parades and workshops in photography, quilt making and papermaking — all on a pocket-sized brochure. Curley says the organization is working on developing itineraries for visitors so that when they visit a popular destination such as Peggy’s Cove, they are offered information on local accommodation, restaurants and other places of interest in the area. Last fall, the organization held a contest and treated the winners to a weekend tour of the area, centred around Mahone Bay’s scarecrow festival. The trip started with an overnight stay and breakfast at Havenside Bed and Breakfast in Hacketts Cove. A short drive took them to the farmers’ market in Hubbards. With their shopping done, the winners took a drive around the breathtakingly beautiful Aspotogan Peninsula where they lunched on lobster sandwiches. After lunch they traveled to Mahone Bay to see the scarecrows and then continued on to Lunenburg where they spent the night. There are so many varied places and activities within the geographic area defined as the Bluenose Coast, it’s difficult to name them all. There are fabulous beaches along the Aspotogan Peninsula. There are also non-beach waterfronts worth visiting such as The Ovens with its tide-worn caves, the rugged coastline of Blue Rocks and the working waterfront of Lunenburg. To get away from it all, you can leave the mainland and take the ferry to Tancook Island or Little Tancook Island. “That’s a wonderful day trip,” says Curley, “a true Maritime experience.” “Visitors can purchase a picnic on shore and head out to Tancook for the day. The ferry ride is an inexpensive way to get out on the water and you can take your bike or walk the island roads,” Curley says. Another option is to sail around the many islands in Mahone Bay, one of which, Oak Island, is the site of one of the world’s longest-running treasure hunts. According to the Oak Island Tourism Society, the hunt began in 1795 with the accidental discovery of the “money pit.” The entire coast is filled with coves and inlets that make it perfect for exploring. There are many sea-kayaking businesses up and down the coast and a few places in Hubbards, Chester and Mahone Bay where you can take sailing lessons. If you’re not a water person, there’s still a lot to do. You can take in the beauty of the ocean and surrounding scenery from the comfort of your car. The races in Chester let you enjoy the majesty of sailing from a comfortable perch on land. There are art galleries and shops featuring the works of local craftspeople from Peggy’s Cove to Mahone Bay, Chester and Lunenburg. Becoming a UNESCO world heritage site has helped Lunenburg preserve its historic Colonial, Victorian and Georgian architecture. It’s also a fabulous place to walk whether you want to work out on the hills or take it easy on the waterfront. Whichever your choice, you’ll be steeped in the history of the area. Lunenburg is home to Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador Bluenose II. Curley takes pride in the fact that all the destinations within the Bluenose Coast are authentic. But the coast isn’t all about coastline. On a foggy or cool day, you might want to head inland to take advantage of hiking trails or travel back in time at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross where you can try your hand at milking a cow, writing with a quill or even doing some woodworking or blacksmithing. And, of course, everyone loves the hayride. There is also the Parkdale-Maplewood Community Museum in Maplewood where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the colourful heritage gardens or head inside the museum to study exhibits on everything from handicrafts to tools of farming and industry to aboriginal artifacts. The wonder of the Bluenose Coast is that you can enjoy all this plus golf, theatre, art and opera and you won’t have to drive more than an hour in any direction. For those who live and work in the region, “everything that the visitor enjoys, we have 365 days a year,” says Webb adding, “If anyone had a choice, where else would they live except somewhere in this area. It is the perfect balance — to live in a small coastal community that is just a scoot from everything a capital, cultured city has to offer. “I wake up in the morning and look out over this beautiful cove where our boat is moored, and I say ‘Thank you, God.'” -30-last_img read more

Saina crashes out in second round of Thailand Open

first_imgBangkok: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s return to the court was shortlived as she crashed out in the second round of Thailand Open after being stunned by unseeded Sayaka Takahashi of Japan in the women’s singles event here on Thursday. Seventh seed Saina, who returned to action after nearly two months, squandered a game advantage to lose 21-16 11-21 14-21 against Takahashi in second round duel that lasted 48 minutes. In the absence of PV Sindhu, who withdrew in the last minute from the event, Saina’s ouster marks the end of India’s campaign in the women’s singles. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Saina had earlier made last-minute withdrawals from Indonesia Open and last week’s Japan Open because of injuries. However, it was good news for India in the men’s doubles event as the pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty moved into the quarterfinals after registering a straight-game 21-17 21-19 win over Indonesian combination of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto. The India duo will next play qualifiers Choi Solgyu and Seo Seung Jae of Korea on Friday.last_img read more

UN expands presence in southern Afghanistan with new office in Uruzgan

7 May 2009The United Nations today opened its 19th office in Afghanistan, in Tirin Kot, the capital of the southern province of Uruzgan, as part of its continued expansion across the strife-torn nation. “We are here to reach out to all citizens of Uruzgan, to meet their humanitarian needs, to help build institutions and to support development,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative Kai Eide said at the opening. “I hope our presence will be welcomed by all – including the armed opposition.”Mr. Eide, who heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said he hoped the expansion of the world body’s presence across different provinces will encourage others to follow suit. “Our ambition is to serve as a magnet for others; for UN agencies in development and humanitarian work; for NGOs and development agencies,” he stated. “The opening of our office should serve as a signal encouraging others to come and work in this province.”The Special Representative added that the UN is continuing to expand and hopes to have a permanent presence in 20 provinces by next week. UNAMA currently has offices in Mazar-e-Sharif, Kunduz, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Bamiyan, Kabul, Gardez, Ghor, Kunar, Khost, Nimroz, Badghis, Maimana, Faizabad, Daikundi and Zabul provinces. In addition, it has two liaison offices in Tehran and Islamabad. read more

Mano Rishad and Malik get posts despite offering to stay out

However today, Mano Ganesan was appointed as the Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs, Malik Samarawickrama as the Minister of Development Strategies, International Trade and Science, Technology and Research and Rishad Bathiudeen as the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & Co-operative Development. (Colombo Gazette) United National Front (UNF) Parliamentarians Mano Ganesan, Rishad Bathiudeen and Malik Samarawickrema were given cabinet posts today despite offering to stay out in order to help limit the cabinet to 30 Ministers.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had this week requested the UNF for volunteers to stay out of the cabinet so others can be given posts and limit the cabinet to 30. Accordingly, Mano Ganesan, Rishad Bathiudeen and Malik Samarawickrema offered to stay out. read more

Bronze level leadership sessions being held

In response to interested staff, two Bronze level Foundations In Leadership Practicum Series Fast Track sections are being offered to faculty and staff.Successful candidates at the Bronze level (Foundation In Interpersonal Communications) will have developed their verbal and non-verbal listening skills so they are able to focus on listening for understanding, and rate their own and the talker’s response on various communication scales.They will have developed their self-expression skills to the point of being able to respectfully and responsibly give constructive feedback and make their wants and needs known in an assertive manner. They will have gained an understanding of their own interpersonal communication habits and additional freedom to communicate more genuinely in all their relationships.The level consists of two full days of training spaced a week apart with some between session tasks – in all about a 14-hour time commitment.Dates: Section 1: Jan. 27, and Feb. 3.Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30, 1-4 p.m.Dates: Section 2: Jan. 28, and Feb. 4.Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30, 1-4p.m.Cost: $45For more information contact Les McCurdy-Myers at 905-688-5550 ext. 4123 or email lmccurdy@brocku.caTo register visit the Human Resources website under Focus on Learning.Limited space is available. read more

Ohio State softball splits 4 games in ACCBig Ten Challenge

OSU then-freshman pitcher Shelby Hursh (19) throws a pitch during a game against Northwestern on April 28, 2014. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe Ohio State softball team looked to continue and improve on a strong opening weekend when it traveled to the Atlantic Coast Conference/Big Ten Challenge in Atlanta.It turned out to be a split foursome of games as the Buckeyes (5-3) went 2-2, winning both games against the Georgia Tech but falling twice to Syracuse.The Buckeyes’ pitching staff was led by junior Shelby Hursh, who saw action in three of the matchups. Sophomore Shelby McCombs contributed on both sides of the ball, including a walk-off home run in OSU’s second matchup against the Yellow Jackets.Even with key plays throughout the four games, OSU still struggled to bring runners home or get runners on base at all. The Buckeyes left runners stranded in 14 of the 29 innings played over the weekend.Game 1In their first game of the tournament, the Buckeyes shut out Georgia Tech 6-0, moving their overall record to 3-1.Hursh (3-0) pitched her first complete game of the season and struck out 10 Yellow Jackets in her outing.The right-hander’s effort from the mound was greatly supported by OSU’s bats, who got the day going with two solo home runs from senior first baseman Erika Leonard and junior left fielder Alex Bayne in the top of the first inning. Leonard went 3-for-4 after struggling to make big plays the weekend prior.Junior utility player Jess Machovina continued her comeback with a single to center field, which drove in sophomore Becca Gavin, who was a pinch runner in the game.The game-long lead gave some of the Buckeyes, like Gavin, a chance to relieve the starters offensively and see action as either pinch runners or hitters.Georgia Tech remained hitless until the sixth inning, when freshman Jordan Deep singled to right field on a pinch hit. Hursh retired the next two batters, keeping the Yellow Jackets scoreless.In the top of the sixth inning, senior utility player Jayla Saibene scored on a walk, one of five from Georgia Tech freshman pitcher Jenna Goodrich. Goodrich pitched the full seven innings but gave up four earned runs.Despite a comfortable lead heading into the seventh, OSU kept the pressure on, stretching its lead to 6-0 with senior catcher Cammi Prantl’s two-run single. The Yellow Jackets went in order in their final at-bats of the day, solidifying the Buckeyes’ dynamic start to the tournament.Game 2Even though the Buckeyes had a strong showing on Friday, they could not extend their streak in their matchup against Syracuse, losing a pitchers’ duel 1-0.Sophomore third baseman Ashley Goodwin had one of only two hits for OSU, a single to left field. The offense never got going. OSU left runners on base in four innings, all of whom were in scoring position.The Buckeyes’ pitching staff held the Orange to four hits, but freshman Morgan Ray and McCombs could not make up for a slow offense. The duo combined for not only six strikeouts but also four hit batters, including three by McCombs.Syracuse’s only run came in the bottom of the fourth inning, an RBI single by freshman first baseman Hannah Dossett.The Scarlet and Gray’s defense, however, did make key plays to keep the Orange to only one run throughout the rest of the matchup. After the Orange scored, Ray came in to relieve and got out of a bases-loaded situation. Goodwin turned a double play in the next inning, which gave the Buckeyes a renewed spark, but they could not get the run needed to avoid the defeat.Game 3OSU’s second matchup with Georgia Tech ended in a much tighter outcome than their Friday shutout. The two teams went into extra innings after a seven-inning battle, but the Buckeyes eventually came out on top 4-3 on a walk-off home run by McCombs.Georgia Tech went down in order in the top of the first inning, and OSU left the bases loaded after a pair of singles from Bayne and senior shortstop Maddy McIntyre.The Yellow Jackets scored first in the second inning on a single by freshman catcher Kaylee Ellebracht. The inning began when OSU junior Lena Springer hit a batter and the Yellow Jackets’ senior first baseman Courtney Ziese reached on an error.After Georgia Tech took the lead, Hursh came in to relieve Springer. The Yellow Jackets extended their lead to 2-0 with a home run by junior third baseman Jessica Kowalewicz in the top of the fourth.The Buckeyes responded in the bottom of the inning with a two-run homer by Bayne, her second of the weekend. The junior totaled four home runs all of 2015 but already has three after only two weekends.OSU made another change on the mound in the fifth inning, sending Hursh to the bullpen for Ray. Hursh finished her two innings with three strikeouts and two walks.A pair of errors by Georgia Tech in the fifth allowed the Buckeyes to jump ahead 3-2. The Yellow Jackets tied it up in the seventh with a triple by sophomore shortstop Kelsey Chisholm, and the Buckeyes could not capitalize on a single by Goodwin in the bottom of the inning.McCombs came on with one out for Ray in the eighth with Yellow Jackets on first and second base. However, the Buckeye infield made two key outs to get out of the situation and take their turn at the plate.And the Scarlet and Gray made it count, ending the game on the walk-off shot by McCombs. The junior also got the win, giving her a 1-1 split for the day.Game 4The Buckeyes’ final matchup of the tournament was a tight battle with Syracuse, who was coming off an undefeated Saturday with wins against OSU and Purdue.Two consecutive walks gave the Buckeyes their first two baserunners of the game, but a double play by the Syracuse defense kept the game scoreless in the bottom of the second.In a one-out, bases-loaded situation in the top of the fifth, Hursh hit a batter to give the Orange a 1-0 lead. Ray came into the circle to relieve, but the pitching change could not stop Syracuse from scoring another run.OSU could not respond in the bottom of the inning, despite a leadoff triple by McIntyre. Momentum remained with Syracuse when freshman first baseman Andrea Bombace soloed a home run to left field, expanding its lead to 3-0.The Buckeyes responded in the top of the seventh, first with a double by Goodwin to move sophomore pinch runner Cassidy Clough to third. McCombs, playing as the game’s designated hitter, followed up with a one-out, two-run double of her own.After Prantl grounded out to the right side, sophomore pinch runner Maddie Marotti moved to third. Saibene could not take advantage, though, and struck out to give Syracuse the 3-2 win.Hursh and Ray combined for eight strikeouts, compared to only three by Syracuse’s pitchers, senior Jocelyn Cater and sophomore AnnaMarie Gatti. Only three Buckeyes had hits, but all of them were of the extra-base variety.Coming upThe Buckeyes are next scheduled to travel to the University of South Carolina Upstate Tournament from Feb. 26 to 28, where they are slated to play in five games. 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Now they blame leaves Anger as dozens of trains cancelled over autumn

first_imgRMT leader Mick Cash said: “With passengers paying thousands of pounds to travel with Southern they expect a full service, properly staffed, where safety comes before profit.”Let’s not forget that even after these changes Southern is still on a reduced timetable with the connivance of the Government.”That is a disgrace and this failed outfit should be kicked out before they do even more damage to Britain’s biggest rail franchise.”GTR said it was not cancelling another 33 Gatwick Express trains, but the same 33 that were removed from the timetable in July. A fresh row has blown up on the railways over the cancellation of dozens of trains on a busy route, because of “autumn leaf-fall arrangements”.Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) said 33 Gatwick Express services previously axed amid staff shortages will not return until December 12 because of the leaf issue.GTR owns Southern, which is involved in a long-running dispute with the Rail, Maritime and Transport union over changes to the role of conductors.More than 60 Southern services will be restored to the timetable from Monday and a further 46 will follow on October 31, completing all its services removed earlier this year under a revised timetable because of the industrial dispute and staff shortages. More than 30 Gatwick Express services previously axed amid staff shortages will not return until December 12 because of the leaf issueCredit:Govia Thameslink Railway/PA Charles Horton, chief executive of GTR, said: “Challenging conditions during the autumn mean that train services across the country become vulnerable to poor weather and slippery rails, compromising performance and certainty for passengers.”We, like other train operators in the UK, are taking steps to reduce the risk of disruption during the period.”Manuel Cortes, leader of the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association, said: “What do Southern’s bosses put in their tea? This is pure Alice in Wonderland stuff – fewer trains and longer journey times to improve service.”It is yet another piece of make-believe spin from Southern’s imperious, out-of-touch management who’ve blamed sick staff for the delays, now they blame leaves.”They never take ownership of the problems they cause. This pathetic excuse for the cancellation of another 33 Gatwick services a day really must be the last straw for the Department for Transport, who simply cannot keep avoiding the fact that Southern is so seriously mired in breaches of contract that they must take it back into direct public control by Christmas.” GTR said that in line with the rest of the rail industry, it was taking steps to better manage the impact of leaves on the line during the autumn.Leaving the 33 Gatwick Express services out until the end of autumn will help reduce congestion and delays on the busy Brighton mainline route, it said.”During the leaf-fall period, with challenging slippery rail conditions, trains take longer to reach their destinations, leading to congestion, cancellations and delays.”In recognition of this, from Monday 24th October until Friday 9th December, weekday Southern and Gatwick Express trains arriving or departing from London Victoria or London Bridge may have their journey times extended by between one and three minutes.”Weekday Thameslink trains on the busy Brighton mainline from Three Bridges to Brighton and from Brighton to London Bridge will also have their journey times extended by up to three minutes.”These changes will result in more reliable journey times, giving greater certainty for passengers,” said a statement.center_img Gatwick Express It is yet another piece of make-believe spin from Southern’s imperious, out-of-touch management who’ve blamed sick staff for the delays, now they blame leavesManuel Cortes, TSSA union Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Noisy neighbours must pay banker £100000 in compensation because their floors had

first_imgThe block of flats in St Mary Abbots Court, KensingtonCredit:Paul Keogh The block of flats in St Mary Abbots Court, Kensington “They used it like a playground, kids running and dropping things for seven hours non-stop,” she told the judge.”Before the flat was renovated and all the walls were demolished and the floors were taken out, there was no noise heard from the flat above ours.”Miss Fouladi, who is single, was accused by her neighbours’ barrister, Gordon Wignall, of being “hypersensitive” to the activity of a normal family.The sounds of the kids playing upstairs were simply “ordinary domestic child noises from time to time”, he told the court.He told Central London County Court: “I am satisfied that, but for the new floor being as it is, the noise disturbance that I have referred to as present would not have been so.” He said that the El Kerramis and their family company which owns the flat should have put carpets on the wooden floors in living areas, he said.When the floor was replaced before they moved in, nothing had been done to limit noise transmission between the flats, the judge said.During the case, the banker told the court she had lived happily in St Mary Abbots Court – a 1920s block with 24-hour porters – for years without noise from above. It was only when work was done before the El Kerramis arrival in 2010 that her life and that of her mother, Fereshant Salamat, began to suffer.Sounds from the boiler, a fridge, taps and the fireplace above began to disturb her sleep at night and relaxation during the day.The mother and daughter kept a diary, noting down noises they objected to, including the sounds of dishes being washed, kids’ voices and “angry breathing”. The children ran around for hours on end, dropping toys and making a racket, she said in her evidence. Sarah El Kerrami  Miss Fouladi claimed against the couple and an offshore company, which was described by Mr El Kerrami as a “family asset holding vehicle”, which owns the flat. Sarah El Kerrami Credit:Paul Keogh The noisy neighbours of a banker must pay her £100,000 in compensation because their floors had no carpet, a judge has ruled. Sarah and Ahmed El Kerrami were sued by Sarvenaz Fouladi, 38, who lived in a luxury £2.6 million flat on the floor below because of the “intolerable” noise of their young family on the wooden floors above.The sound of everyday activity – from children playing to dishes being washed – ruins her peace during the day and keeps her up at night, she said.Miss Fouladi, who lives with her mother at the flat in Kensington, London, said the neighbours’ children treat their flat like a “playground”, running around at all hours.Judge Nicholas Parfitt said it was the noise of simple “day-to-day living” which had caused the problems in the mansion block, off High Street Kensington. Ahmed El Kerrami  She claimed the lease on their flat was breached in that changes to the flooring had not been authorised and much of it was not carpeted. And she said the company and the El Kerramis had caused her “nuisance” by allowing their day-to-day noise to affect her property.Giving judgment, Judge Parfitt rejected any suggestion that the El Kerramis had created noise deliberately to annoy Miss Fouladi and he said the noise diary kept by Miss Fouladi and her mother was “exaggerated” in places. But he said the noise had been a “real interference” with Miss Faloudi’s life at home.The judge said the lease was breached by the installation of new floors in the El Kerramis’ flat without authorisation and by the failure to use carpets in living areas. He accepted Miss Fouladi’s claim that the El Kerramis and the company had caused her noise “nuisance”.He issued an injunction, ordering the company to do work on the floors in the flat to significantly reduce noise levels. And he ordered that Miss Fouladi be paid compensation of £107,397.37, rising by £40-a-day until the work is done. Ahmed El Kerrami Credit:Paul Keogh Claims of nuisance and breach of contract made against the freeholder of the block, St Mary Abbots Court Limited, were rejected by the judge.last_img read more

Magna celebrating ten years of OTR tyre business

first_imgMagna Tyres Group recently celebrated its 10th anniversary on March 23, 2016. A decade ago, Founder and CEO Michael de Ruijter sold the first OTR tyres and since then the company has grown into a global organisation with 10 sales offices worldwide. Magna states: “Since the launch in 2006, the company has experienced an impressive year-over-year annual growth rate and continues to expand all over the world.”The product range started with OTR tyres but over the years has been expanded with port handling, industrial, truck and this year, agricultural tyres. The upcoming period will see Magna focus on the expansion of the dealer network in Europe and the future construction of a new 24,000 m2 warehouse at the headquarters in Waalwijk, Netherlands.Most recently Magna announced that it had renewed its contract with CEMEX to deliver OTR tyres for its mining and quarrying fleets in the UK for the next two years. “CEMEX is very satisfied about the performance of Magna Tyres because of the low cost price per hour, the relaibility of the tyres and the low amount of breakdowns. In addition the continuity of supply over the previous years was also excellent which made Magna Tyres the best tyre based on these key points.” CEMEX has 63 quarrying operations in the UK as well as a fleet of modern vessels supplying marine aggregates. The largest operation is Dove Holes in Derbyshire.last_img read more

Draw for EHF CL TOP 16 Berlin against Madrid

 SG Flensburg-Handewitt  HC Metalurg VS  FC Barcelona Intersport BM Atletico Madrid  VS  MKB Veszprem KC Pick Szeged   HSV Hamburg Chekhovskie Medvedi  VS Reale Ademar Leon  VS VS Gorenje Velenje   THW Kiel Bjerringbro-Silkeborg  HC Dinamo Minsk  VS ← Previous Story Vote for the EHF CL Preliminary Round “ALL STAR TEAM”! Next Story → Draw for Challenge Cup (1/4 Final): Norwegian clash – Serbian Radnicki in Minsk VELUX EHF Champions League Draw for TOP 16 phase was held in Vienna:  Füchse Berlin  KS Vive Targi Kielce Celje Pivovarna Lasko  VS VS read more

Police chief criticises Boris Johnson for using officers as backdrop for a

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Gráinne Ní Aodha Source: Danny LawsonUK PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson has been criticised by the chief constable of West Yorkshire Police in a speech that was not related to the recruitment of 20,000 additional police officers.Yesterday, Johnson gave a speech in front of a line of police officers in what amounted to a political speech about Brexit, a possible general election, and the resignation of his brother Jo Johnson as an MP and minister.Chief Constable John Robins said “I repeat that I am pleased that we were chosen as the focal point of the national recruitment campaign launch, but the good news of extra officers was overshadowed by the media coverage of other events. Robins said that the understanding of the West Yorkshire Police was that the officers’ involvement would be “solely” about police officer recruitment.He then said that “minutes before the speech” a briefing to the National Police Air Service and a media pool had been cancelled.  Sep 6th 2019, 12:03 PM 27,901 Views As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Short URL Statement from West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable John Robins on yesterday’s Ministerial visit. pic.twitter.com/63HoRX07Pl— West Yorkshire Police (@WestYorksPolice) September 6, 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4798378 center_img I was therefore disappointed to see my police officers as a backdrop to the part of the speech that was not related to recruitment. Source: West Yorkshire Police/Twitter Johnson arrived an hour late to the speech in Yorkshire; towards the end of the speech an officer seemed to faint. The chief constable continued: “I am proud of the resilience and professionalism of every single one of our student officers yesterday.With the recruitment of additional officers alongside them over the next few years, we will hopefully be in a better position to now deliver the service that the public deserve and expect. Share23 Tweet Email Police chief criticises Boris Johnson for using officers as backdrop for a political speech “I was disappointed to see my police officers as a backdrop to the part of the speech that was not related to recruitment.” Friday 6 Sep 2019, 12:03 PM 30 Comments last_img read more

‘The Boondocks’ Reboot Already Sounds Radical

first_img If you go back and read the original Boondocks comic strips, it’s absolutely insane those were allowed to run in mainstream newspapers at the time. But we’re thankful they did because in a world of George W. Bush idiocy and a burgeoning forever war in the Middle East, we needed some left-wing Black militant kids right next to Garfield.While it may have lost some of its topicality in the transition, The Boondocks cartoon more than made for it with scathing social commentary, gorgeous anime-style fight scenes, and some of the most hilarious comedy this side of The Chappelle Show. It was the crown jewel of Adult Swim’s unexpected Black comedy renaissance, even if the fourth season (made without creator Aaron McGruder) was pretty bad. And now The Boondocks is coming back in a radical new reboot.The Boondocks reboot is one of many new projects cooking up at Sony Pictures Animation after the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. How crazy would it be see the show in that style. As for the plot, according to Variety the new show “chronicles the battles of the Freeman family against the evil local government tyrant Uncle Ruckus, who rules fictional Woodcrest County, Maryland, with an iron fist.”Check out this first look at the redesigned Huey. After The Boondocks ended, McGruder started new projects like a failed Kickstarter for a live-action Boondocks spin-off movie for Uncle Ruckus, new live-action show Black Jesus on Adult Swim, and a concept called Black America for Amazon about an alternate history with Black-controlled southern states. But the good news is he’s also returning to helm this reboot.As for the iconic voice actors, Grandad himself John Witherspoon is the one who first teased this reboot on Joe Rogan’s podcast. And we hope that even though she now has the Academy Award she always deserved for If Beale Street Could Talk, it would be a crime if Regina King didn’t reprise her dual roles as brothers Huey and Riley Freeman.We don’t know when the new Boondocks will air or what network it’ll hit, but when it does we definitely won’t refuse that stone. Considering today’s political climate, we need Black radicalism now more than ever. For more, check out these forgotten Blaxploitation classics that deserve your time. Stay on targetcenter_img Watch These Movies Before ‘Don’t Let Go’‘Cannon Busters’ Is The Black Anime We’ve Been Waiting… last_img read more

Sycuan Casino celebrates huge milestone with resort Topping Off Ceremony

first_img Updated: 10:20 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez was live for Sycuan’s Topping Off Ceremony on Tuesday. She interviewed Cody Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Tribal Council, about Sycuan’s history and the new resort.Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace in 1983. Now more than 34 years later, it has become a community landmark.Today, Sycuan celebrates a major milestone by placing the final beam atop their new resort structure. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Sycuan Casino FacebookTwitter May 22, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, Elizabeth Alvarez Sycuan Casino celebrates huge milestone with resort Topping Off Ceremony Posted: May 22, 2018 Topping-off Ceremony for @SycuanCasino The next casino-resort destination set to open in 9 months. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/QRZluOHKMm— ELIZABETH ALVAREZ (@EAlvarezKUSI) May 22, 2018last_img read more