Cavaliers send Thomas, Frye to Lakers for Clarkson, Nance

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum View comments Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers yells to a teammate during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Quicken Loans Arena on January 2, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Trail Blazers 127-110. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPThe Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. from the the Los Angeles Lakers just before the trade deadline, a report said.In a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are shipping away Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye and their 2018 first-round pick in exchange for Clarkson and Nance.ADVERTISEMENT This after Thomas, who was traded to Cleveland in a deal that sent  Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, just said that he wanted to stay put for good.“I don’t [want to be traded],” Thomas said on the eve of the trade cutoff according to a separate ESPN report. “I’m tired of being traded. That’s not a good thing, but I just want to be where I’m wanted. I like it here. It hasn’t been as planned, but I definitely want to be here. We definitely have a real chance to win an NBA championship, and I want to be a part of that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was only the diminutive guard’s 15th game with Cavaliers after a much-hyped return from a hip injury. He was averaging 14.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists before the trade.The younger and taller Clarkson, meanwhile,  is leaving the Lakers after four seasons where he averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1 steal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Both Thomas and Frye have expiring contracts, as per the ESPN report.Nance, a Ohio native, is following the footsteps of his father Larry Sr., who had an illustrious 14-year career with the Cavaliers. He registered 8.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in three seasons with the Lakers. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Philly celebrates 1st Super Bowl title with parade NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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Slovenia’s Aleksander Ceferin elected as the new UEFA president

first_imgAleksander Ceferin, the president of Slovenia’s football federation, was overwhelmingly elected as the new head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA at an extraordinary Congress on Wednesday.Ceferin, 48, beat Dutchman Michael van Praag, the only other candidate, by 42 votes to 13 and will succeed Frenchman Michel Platini, who announced his resignation in May after being banned from football for four years for ethics violations.Ceferin, who is not a member of UEFA’s executive committee, was little known outside his own country until he announced his intention to run in June.”I am not a showman, I have no ego issues and I am not a man of unrealistic promises,” he told delegates before the vote. Each of UEFA’s 55 member associations had one vote in the election. He added that the “wind of change” was blowing through European football. (Also read: European football split as UEFA set to elect new president)Both candidates had promised to help the smaller countries and leagues in the face of a growing divide between a handful of rich clubs and everyone elseBoth agreed that the process which led to last month’s reformulation of the Champions League in favour of clubs from big countries was flawed and said they would fight any attempt to set up a breakaway Super League.Ceferin did not say, however, whether he would review the decision.The Slovenian did say though that he would look again at the new structure of the European Championship, with matches spread across several countries leading to semi-finals and final in one place, which comes into place in 2020 and was the brainchild of Platini. (Also read: UEFA announce changes to Champions League from 2018/19)advertisement”It’s a great honour but at the same time a great responsibility,” said Ceferin after the decision was announced by acting president Angel Maria Villar.”My small and beautiful Slovenia is very proud about it and I hope that one day you will also be very proud about it.”Van Praag said: “Alex and myself have the same goal, look at our programmes. He wanted to do it his way and I wanted to do it my way and today democracy has spoken.”last_img read more

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‘Beckham one of the best free-kick takers ever’

first_imgPrimera División Beckham one of the best free-kick takers ever, says Roberto Carlos Goal Last updated 1 year ago 18:58 11/14/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Beckham Roberto Carlos Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid Primera División Getty Images Primera División Real Madrid Manchester United Premier League The former England international has been selected in his former Real Madrid team-mate’s top three set-piece takers, along with Diego Maradona Former Real Madrid and Brazil defender Roberto Carlos has named David Beckham amongst his top three best free-kick takers ever, describing his technique as “phenomenal”.The pair played together whilst at Real Madrid between 2003-2007, winning one La Liga title and the 2003 Spanish Super Cup.England 7/2 to beat Brazil Editors’ Picks 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 Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Both players built a reputation as the finest set-piece takers in Europe, and Roberto Carlos believes Beckham is one of the best he has ever seen.”At Madrid with Beckham and Zizou, Roni, Ronaldo would also come but he’s never scored one goal against me in his life so we got rid of him,” Roberto Carlos said, speaking at Betsafe Star Sixes 2017. “The top three are Beckham, Zidane & Diego Maradona. “I didn’t study any of them, but I played many years with Branco, and yes I do think Branco was my teacher,” Roberto Carlos added. “He taught me how to position myself, where to put the ball, where to aim for, how to keep the quality in the kick and so that’s why I think Branco was my teacher.”But of course I saw Maradona take free-kicks, and Beckham he’s phenomenal at free-kicks and Zizou with his elegance in taking free-kicks.”Roberto Carlos Real Madrid Champions LeagueRoberto Carlos earned the nickname ‘Bullet Man’ while at Real Madrid due to the velocity of his strikes, with his seemingly impossible, long-range free-kick against France still one of the most famous to have been scored.And Roberto Carlos believes success is all in the preparation.”The secret is to train. Train every day, half an hour, 40 minutes, not too much or your legs will start to feel heavy but you should train to kick the ball in all directions and this requires training every day.”I think that the strength comes down to your own, what you have to do is train every day and to make sure you put the ball between the posts, you can kick the ball whichever way you want to but the quality of it is down to you – so train every day to place the ball in the right place and, of course, it helps to have a bit of technique.  “I’ve spent 26 years playing football, 26 years always staying on after training – we would always put the goals up and we would start hitting the ball and before you knew it half an hour, 40 minutes would have passed and we would always put a bet on it, it would cost a lot, the loser would buy dinner.”Roberto Carlos made over 800 appearances during his trophy-laden career and remains one of Brazil’s most-capped internationals with 125 Selecao appearances to his name.And, while the 44-year-old is unable to select just one standout moment from his 26 years as a player, he has highlighted a particular memory which holds great importance to him.“The last 26 years of my career have all been great,” he added. “From the time we lost the European Cup or the World Cup, these are all moments that teach you something, you have a lot of responsibility of course.”I honestly can’t tell you that this or that has been the best, my entire career has been great.”One of the best moments was playing for this small team in Brazil called União Sao João – the first match was the best, the most interesting, I loved it.”Carlos was speaking exclusively to Betsafe Star Sixes. For all the odds and betting markets on England vs Brazil,  please click herelast_img read more

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Cota moves from Pachuca to Leon

first_imgTransfers Former Chivas goalkeeper Cota moves to Club Leon Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 02:03 5/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Rodolfo Cota Chivas Rocio Vazquez Transfers Liga MX León Pachuca Guadalajara The shot-stopper helped the Guadalajara side to several titles but has moved to another club within Liga MX Rodolfo Cota has a new home.The goalkeeper was announced Wednesday as the newest member of Club Leon. Cota, 30, spent the last six tournaments on loan to Chivas from Pachuca, helping Los Rojiblancos to a pair of Copa MX titles, the 2017 Clausura title and the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League crown.Despite the accolades, Chivas fans knew he wasn’t long for Guadalajara. Pachuca looked to sell Cota in the winter before agreeing to extend his loan another tournament. Chivas couldn’t meet Tuzos’ high asking price, and fellow Grupo Pachuca club Leon came in to sign the shot-stopper. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “I’m really happy because I’m coming to a great team with great fans like Leon. I’m ready to defend your colors,” Cota said in a message posted to Twitter.Leon had a disappointing Clausura but is set to retain manager Gustavo Diaz, who took over during the Apertura and took the team from the basement to a playoff position. The club signed Landon Donovan and Emanuel Cecchini in the winter window but neither were able to adapt quickly with Donovan coming off two years without playing professional soccer and Cecchini, a 21-year-old Malaga loanee, struggling to keep pace.The struggles last season have La Fiera planning to be more active in the market as the team looks to win its first Liga MX title since the bicampeonato, back-to-back titles won in the 2013 Apertura and 2014 Clausura.Leon’s No. 1 goalkeeper had been United States international William Yarbrough, whose future now looks uncertain. Several teams are looking for a new No. 1 goalkeeper. Chivas, which signs only Mexican players, have been linked with a move for Monterrey goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez. Monterrey, in turn, is set to sign Necaxa goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero. Pumas also could be involved in the goalkeeper carousel as they look to upgrade from Alfredo Saldivar.last_img read more

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10 months agoMartinez urges Hazard to choose Chelsea stay over Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Martinez urges Hazard to choose Chelsea stay over Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium coach Roberto Martinez has told Eden Hazard to stay with Chelsea.Martinez believes a move to Real Madrid wouldn’t work for the Belgian.“I do not know if a new challenge would be good for him. He knows how much they love him at Chelsea and there’s chemistry between Sarri and him. Besides, he is enjoying his time at Chelsea, where he has reached an exceptional level,” said the Spanish coach in an interview with HLN.“It’s uncertain that a new project will suit him. I am convinced that he can reinvent himself at the club.” last_img read more

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a month agoLawyer admits Ronaldo joined Juventus due to favourable financial environment

first_imgLawyer admits Ronaldo joined Juventus due to favourable financial environmentby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer admits Spain’s tax laws contributed to his decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus.Ronaldo left Real over a year ago for the Turin giants.And legal rep José Antonio Choclan told AS: “In the thinking of a player when making his decision, he does not think only of the sporting aspect, the element of taxation also counts. “The Italian tax system is very attractive. I guess that’s not the only reason a player decides to go. In Spain, it is difficult to assume such a flexible system, but they are trying to change it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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New partnership could revive Northlands School Division

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe school board of the Northlands School Division was dissolved in 2010, after seeing graduation rates fall to 20%. But a new deal with the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council could inject new life into the school division.The council will share educational resources and programs with Northlands, and the focus will be on improving the Northlands graduation rates, as well as enabling a smoother transition to provincial schooling.As APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan tells us, the revival can’t come quickly enough.last_img read more

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Canadas premiers to talk issues around trade at New Brunswick meeting

first_imgST. ANDREWS, N.B. – Canada’s First Ministers should stand united in the face of a mounting trade war with the United States, New Brunswick’s premier said ahead of this week’s meeting of provincial premiers.Despite rising tensions over carbon pricing, equalization and trade, Brian Gallant believes the primary focus should be to find ways to work together to grow the Canadian economy.“With some of the uncertainty that we see with our largest trading partner the U.S., it’s going to be important that we as premiers do everything we can to advance the trade agenda, which is so important to the economic prosperity of our country,” Gallant said in an interview Tuesday.The Council of the Federation — the alliance of Canadian premiers that sets the agenda for the provinces in Ottawa — will meet Thursday and Friday in the seaside town of St. Andrews.The provincial leaders are expected to tackle a range of topics, including the U.S. trade dispute, interprovincial alcohol sales and the skirmish between Alberta and British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline project.Gallant said a multifaceted discussion is needed on how to bolster Canada’s trade case with the U.S., including finding ways to reach out to decision makers south of the border and to Americans as a whole.Gallant said the discussion should also explore ways provinces can help diversify export markets, while also improving interprovincial trade.“We as premiers should discuss in my opinion how we can expedite the implementation of the Canadian free trade agreement. This is a way to help in an uncertain time with our largest trading partner and it’s also a way to drive innovation and increase choices for consumers.”Gallant said he believes progress on internal trade can be made, given the external trade pressures posed by U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium.“I believe the appetite will be there,” he said. “Now the proof is always in the pudding . . . but I sense from my colleagues that there’s a willingness to take concrete action.”During a stop in Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said both he and Canadians find it frustrating to see continued barriers to internal trade at a time when the federal government is trying to expand Canada’s international trade through deals with Europe and Asia-Pacific countries.“We as a government will continue to put pressure on premiers to move forward in real and tangible ways on internal trade,” said Trudeau. “There is a tremendous amount of good will by many premiers to do that.”In a letter to provincial counterparts last week, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said the provinces should remove limits on the interprovincial transportation of alcohol for personal use.He said the idea has broad public support and would show progress in the effort to reduce interprovincial barriers on other items.Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil agreed, saying the provinces need to do a better job of reducing trade barriers.“We’ll be talking about free trade, not only with the United States but internally,” he told reporters last week, noting the premiers will discuss how to continue “modernizing trading arrangements” within Canada.McNeil said he also expects a discussion on equalization, the transfer payments from Ottawa to the provinces.He cautioned that the program cannot be examined in isolation, and that any request to review the equalization formula should be “holistic” and include other federal funding programs.Nova Scotia suffered when the country’s health-care funding model became divided among the provinces on a purely per capita basis. McNeil said the formula punished provinces with older populations like Nova Scotia, while benefiting younger provinces like Alberta.Meanwhile, although it’s not on the formal agenda, provincial leaders are expected to discuss the federal deadline for a carbon-pricing system — a policy intended to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.The Ontario government has said it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, joining a faction of provinces opposed to a carbon-pricing regime.The upcoming meeting will mark the first time newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford will get to advance his case against the plan on the national stage.“The premier is keen to discuss how every Canadian province and territory can stand together to create and protect jobs during the current trade dispute with the U.S.,” said a statement from Ford’s office.“The premier is also looking forward to identifying ways provinces and territories can work together to oppose the federal government’s plan to impose a punishing carbon tax on Canadian families, and to having discussions with provincial counterparts to ensure the federal government pays their share when it comes to illegal border crossers.”Daniel Schwanen, vice-president of research at the C.D. Howe Institute, said he expects climate change and pharmacare to be hot topics, but believes it will be international trade that dominates.“One that they have to come out unified on — it’s no question that it’s the international trade issues,” said Schwanen. “I also suspect that they won’t come out unified on much else, but that doesn’t mean that these meetings can’t be an opportunity for a greater understanding.”The premiers are also scheduled to meet with national Indigenous leaders on Wednesday in Bouctouche, N.B.– By Keith Doucette and Brett Bundale in Halifaxlast_img read more

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Divorce can result in battles over efforts to alter spousal agreements

first_imgTORONTO — A battle between Rudy Giuliani and one of his ex-wives has cast a spotlight on an issue affecting a growing number of Canadians. The former New York City mayor’s efforts to cut spousal support to one of his ex-wives because his income shrunk this year has sparked some interest among older divorcees facing similar battles, says a Toronto family lawyer.“I think this is becoming a pervasive issue as we see things like grey divorces,” says Diana Isaac of the Shulman Law Firm.Celebrities, athletes and well-paid professionals who end longstanding marriages often face obligations to pay significant sums to their former spouses. Spousal support — distinct from child support —is most likely to be paid when there is a large discrepancy between the spouses’ incomes after they separate and if one spouse is the primary caregiver of young children. As incomes change, pressure can mount to alter those agreements.However, changing spousal support isn’t just done on a whim. Courts only entertain alterations if the change in income — either higher or lower — is so significant and unforeseen that would make the original order unfair or unreasonable, Isaac said.Particulars about the relationship are considered: Did one spouse not work because they stayed home to care for the children or household? How long was the marriage? Was that spouse’s earning power affected because they were out of the job market for many years?The main reasons for seeking a change in spousal support include a large increase in an ex-spouse’s income; one of the parties being forced into early retirement; bankruptcy; and when one enters into a new relationship with support obligations to a new partner and/or children.Some agreements have terms while others only end at death.A couple married for 30 years where one person is highly dependent on the breadwinner likely wouldn’t see spousal support terminated because the prospect of them becoming economically self-sufficient in their 50s is remote, she said.With more people marrying at an older age after accumulating their own assets, pre-nuptial agreements or marriage contracts are often entered into regardless of gender, Isaac said.One Canadian woman who spent years battling with her ex-husband over spousal and child support said in hindsight that a marriage contract would have saved heartache and huge legal bills.“It was the worst waste of money ever,” said “Arlene” in an interview, on condition she not be identified because she fears for her safety for talking publicly about her situation.Arlene estimates she spent more than $500,000 over the past six years in legal fees and the spousal and child support she was required to pay her ex-husband even though their three children lived with her full-time.Both spouses went through years of hearings, family psychological testing and evaluation trying to get orders changed.Arlene said she tried to get the court’s order changed by arguing her ex-husband’s stated income was underreported, while he sought to be absolved of final payments he was required to make, before they recently came to a final agreement.“I thought I was a smart businesswoman but I did not see it coming and I was definitely not prepared,” she said.The cost of changing a spousal agreement varies widely depending on the complexity of finances, how much work is required to prove income and the combativeness of the ex-spouses.“Trials can end up being six figures,” Isaac says, adding in some cases seeking a change in support costs more than the original divorce.Cases involving very high-income earners or high-profile people can be contentious, but often the parties don’t want to go to court to air out their private business. The alternative can be mediation or arbitration.In Canada, where spousal support rules are set out in the federal Divorce Act, payers of spousal support can claim a tax-deduction if it is paid monthly but not if paid in a lump sum, while payments are taxable for recipients. More than 2.5 million Canadians were classified as divorced or separated according to the 2016 census.Common-law partners may be entitled to spousal support across Canada except in Quebec. With Canada’s no-fault divorce law, the reasons behind the marriage’s collapse doesn’t affect a spouse’s financial obligations to the other spouse.Ross Marowits, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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300 yaks starve to death in North Sikkim

first_imgGangtok: Nearly 300 yaks have died due to starvation following heavy snowfall in North Sikkim district since late last year, an official has said. The North Sikkim District Magistrate Raj Yadav confirmed the death of around 300 yaks due to starvation during heavy snow fall in Mukuthang and Yumthang regions since December 2018. While carcasses of around 250 yaks were found in Mukuthang region, 50 yak carcasses were found in Yumthang recently, Yadav said Saturday. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh “It appears that these dead yaks had got nothing to eat during the prolonged period of snowfall since December last year,” Yadav said. The animal husbandry department’s medical team has reached Mukuthang, he said. The team carried feed and fodder for the yaks which are still alive, he said, adding, the yaks will also be examined by the medical team. The yaks belonged to 15 families in Mukuthang and 10 families in Yumthang, he said. The affected families will get compensations on the basis of a report that is being prepared by the district administration and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, he added.last_img read more

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Andhra CM blames BJP for violence in Kolkata

first_imgAmaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday strongly condemned the violence “perpetrated” by the BJP in Kolkata on Tuesday. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief alleged that after desperately trying to destabilise the West Bengal government through the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax Department, the BJP was now resorting to direct violence which shows its true colours. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “Vandalising the statue of a great reformer like Sri Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar is an indication of the pseudo-nationalism practiced by the BJP. This incident underlines the need for all the opposition parties to stand united against the destructive tactics of Amit Shah-led BJP,” Naidu tweeted. The TDP leader, in his tweets in Telugu, alleged that Amit Shah during his rally in Kolkata used vandals to create violence. He said in the past people of the country saw how Narendra Modi used Amit Shah to create hatred among people in Gujarat. He said in West Bengal where BJP has no strength, the party is trying to create disturbances targeting a senior woman leader like Mamata Banerjee and maligning her government.last_img read more

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EU demands more effective struggle with hate crimes

first_imgBRUSSELS- Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council of the European Union concluded Friday its two-day meeting in Brussels on combating hate crime. The Council invited member states to consider the experience of other EU countries in extending the scope of punishable hate crime offences within their criminal legislation, and the inclusion of other bias motives behind these offences, and ensure prompt and effective investigation and prosecution of hate crimes ensuring that bias motives are taken into consideration and throughout criminal proceedings.The council also invited EU members to take appropriate measures to facilitate the reporting of hate crimes by victims and as far as possible also associations supporting them, including measures to build trust in police and other state institutions; collect and publish comprehensive and comparable data on hate crimes, the number of convictions, the bias motives behind these crimes, and the punishments handed down to offenders. EU countries are also invited to ensure that victims of hate crime are assisted, supported and protected; and steps are taken to educate the public on the values of cultural diversity and inclusion, and aiming for all sectors of society to have a role in combating such intolerance.The council also invited the European Commission to assess current legislation of the union and submit the report to the council, whereas the Fundamental Rights Agency is invited to continue assessing the extent of racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of hate crime through EU-wide surveys.last_img read more

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Miami Heat Recovers in Victory Over Washington Wizards

(SportsNetwork.com) – It’s too early to panic for the Miami Heat, as they try to stop a two-game slide and even their season record in Sunday’s home matchup with the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.The two-time champion Heat opened defense of their title with a win against the Chicago Bulls, then headed to Philadelphia the following night, only to suffer a 114-110 loss. The Heat trailed 19-0 from the jump before rallying to take the lead against the Sixers, but were outscored 15-3 at the end of the game.Miami then faced one of the East’s top teams in Brooklyn on Friday and suffered a 101-100 loss to Paul Pierce and company. Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points apiece and Kevin Garnett had six points and seven rebounds in less than 26 minutes.LeBron James led the Heat with a game-high 26 points, while Dwyane Wade returned to the lineup after resting in Philly to post 21 points. Chris Bosh scored 17 points and Miami shot 47.8 percent for the game, including 7-of-14 from 3-point territory.The Nets, who had an early 11-3 lead, used an 18-2 run to grab a 71-55 cushion with 4:16 remaining in the third quarter. Miami made a valiant effort with a 33-23 advantage in the fourth stanza.“We’ve dealt with this before. This story line continues,” Wade said of the team’s struggles. “At the end of the day, we want to play better. We would love to play better, obviously the start, the first and the third, but we had a chance to win the game. We have to find a way to pull it out.”Brooklyn edged the Heat in rebounds, 40-30. The last time the Heat lost three in a row was  Jan. 10-13, 2011. After consecutive road games, Miami is slated to play five of six in south Florida.Much like the Heat, the Wizards fell victim to the Sixers in Friday’s 109-102 setback at the Verizon Center. The 76ers erased a 12-point deficit in the third quarter and Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams hit a 3-pointer with 6:28 to play to give his team its first lead, which they would never relinquish, and spoil Washington’s home opener.Wizards star John Wall scored 23 points in the first half, but was limited to three over the last 24 minutes.“They scored 65 points in the second half, so we didn’t do a great job of finishing,” said Wall. “It’s embarrassing to lose your home opener when you had a great chance of doing it.”Martell Webster had 13 points off the bench and his 3-pointer with 1:15 to play cut the Sixers lead to just three. Trevor Ariza and Marcin Gortat had 12 points apiece in defeat. No. 3 draft pick Otto Porter remained out for the Wizards because of a right hip flexor injury and is questionable Sunday. Center Nene missed Friday’s game with a strained left calf and could return against the Southeast Division-rival Heat.Philadelphia owned the paint and scored 74 points inside.The Wizards are 0-2 for a fourth straight season and were 0-12 to kick off the 2012-13 campaign. They lost three of four matchups with Miami a year ago and have dropped 15 of the last 19 matchups between the teams.Washington has lost 15 of 19 and 17 of its last 22 at Miami. read more

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Womens lacrosse Ohio State begins vital fourgame road trip with highpowered offense

Caption: Freshman goalie Jill Rizzo saves a shot against Vermont Credit: Walt Middleton – Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is set to embark on a four-game road voyage, beginning with Duquesne at 3 p.m. on Friday. Their previous five games, however, have been the start of a new era for Division I women’s lacrosse, the shot-clock era.The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel implemented a 90-second shot clock for the first time in collegiate women’s lacrosse history beginning this year. This was done in hopes of reducing the impact of clock management and to speed up the pace of play. “You know from two different perspectives, every team is always in it, right? Even if you are down by five or six goals,” OSU coach Alexis Venechanos said. “Maybe in that second half you are going to have an opportunity to get the ball back and continue to execute well and on attack, get back in the game.”Similar to basketball, the men’s lacrosse game adapted a shot clock prior to the women’s game. The possession timer in men’s lacrosse is 60 seconds shorter than the women’s shot clock, but serves the same purpose of forcing play to be initiated quickly.Already this season, the OSU women’s lacrosse team is averaging five more shots per game than they were last year, giving the Buckeyes an increase in goals scored per game, 11.94 last season compared to this year’s 13.20. Senior midfielder Paulina Constant, however, doesn’t feel like the shot clock has changed the team’s strategy.“It speeds the game up a little bit, it’s nothing too dramatic,” Constant said. “In practice we practice with the shot clock … but other than that there is no really game plan with the shot clock, you’re aware of it. When it gets to a certain point we have a play to get into.”The shot clock will count down from 90 and will only be reset once a shot on goal has been attempted. In 2018, the rule will also be instituted at the Division II and III levels.The Buckeyes have seemed to benefit from the new shot clock but much of that benefit has to do with a deep offensive repertoire. OSU has the top two leading scorers in the Big Ten — four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez and junior attacker Molly Wood — with 15 and 14 goals, respectively.“All athletes want to compete and get shots up and use their natural athletic ability,” Venechanos said. “If we continue to shoot well those five more possessions will end up with some goals.”The Buckeyes will begin their road stint against the Duquesne Dukes (0-1) who dropped their first game of the year to Penn State. Games against Notre Dame, Holy Cross and Harvard round out what will be a true test of what this year’s team is capable of. “We have different styles we’re going to have to be ready for,” Venechanos said. The No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-1 on the season and boast wins over Michigan and fellow lacrosse powerhouse, No. 9 Duke. Notre Dame’s leading goal scorer (27) and points getter (35), senior attacker Cortney Fortunato, poses a real threat to the Buckeyes’ defense.The game against Duquesne is set for a 3 p.m. face-off on Friday, while the match-up with Notre Dame will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in South Bend, Indiana. read more

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Patrick Vieira drops a hint on Balotellis Nice future

first_imgMario Balotelli’s future at Nice looks uncertain considering the latest outburst from new manager Patrick VieiraBalotelli has resurrected his career since joining French side Nice in 2016, and his efforts were recently rewarded with a national team call-up by new Italy manager Roberto Mancini.However, this summer has brought much uncertainty to the Italian striker’s future. It’s believed he got off on the wrong note with new coach Patrick Vieira when he failed to report to the first training.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The former Liverpool man is notorious for his disciplinary problems, and it seems the Arsenal legend is not a big fan of the player.Vieira has decided not to include him for the first game of their Ligue 1 campaign against Reims, and he spoke to Canal +:“He wants to go away, so I can not say he will stay here … We want players who are happy to be part of this team. It is a complicated and difficult situation, and the club will try to do everything possible to realize his transfer.”last_img read more

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Ozil incident wont affect hosting bid

first_imgReinhard Grindel, the president of the German Football Association (DFB), believes the Mesut Ozil incident will not derail the Country’s Euro 2024 bid.The Arsenal playmaker retired from the national team over issues “racism and disrespect” after a disastrous World Cup campaignOzil took aim at Grindel in a statement announcing his retirement, saying that “in the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose.”Grindel, however, brushed aside the accusations in the wake of his country’s bidHe said: “Everyone in the DFB and in UEFA knows me very well. I have profound trust that they can put this into perspective, so I think there will be no influence on the bidding process.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“In the end, it has nothing to do with whether a player of ours has a migration background or not,” he said.“If a German player would, in an election campaign, make a photo with, let’s say, a far right-wing politician in Germany, we would have the same debate, and we in the DFB would react in the same way.“We stand at the DFB for values: respect, tolerance, fair play, freedom of speech and freedom of press. This picture with Erdogan upset our fans because their President Erdogan doesn’t stand for those values.”UEFA will announce the host nation for Euro 2024 on September 27.last_img read more

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Read Kim Campbells Eulogy To Glen Campbell

first_img Read Kim Campbell’s Eulogy To Glen Campbell Kim Campbell’s Eulogy To Glen Campbell read-kim-campbells-eulogy-glen-campbell Email Facebook GRAMMY winner’s wife opens up with touching tribute in honor of her late husbandRenée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 29, 2017 – 5:38 pm Country legend Glen Campbell’s death on Aug. 8 has elicited heartfelt tributes remembering his legacy, kind heart and great music from his children, the music community and fans alike, and rightfully so. Twitter Now, his wife, Kim Campbell, has shared her touching eulogy to her late husband for those who couldn’t attend his memorial service at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Aug. 24.”I’d like to be able to share the ‘real Gen’ with you — the one you’ve never seen or heard before –— and tell you secrets about his personality and his quirks, but I can’t,” she starts. “There were no secrets with Glen. He was the real deal all the time.”She went on to describe her experience of the recent solar eclipse and its connection to her feelings of losing her late husband.”The sun was still there and still shining, but it wasn’t as radiant as usual. It was only when the eclipse was at its totality that I could finally take off my protective glasses for a moment,” she said. “It took everything I had to face the sun as it went dark. … As I stood there, frozen, a small burst of bright light emerged from one edge of the darkness, changing the total eclipse into a shining diamond ring.”As she reaches the conclusion of her eloquent speech, she recounts how the ring on her finger reminds her of the love and comfort she finds in the light.”On the day I lost Glen, I felt like I was in total darkness,” she said. “As I look at the ring on my finger, the ring that symbolizes the love and light that Glen enveloped me in for the last 34 years, I find immense comfort in knowing there is light on the other side.”Country Legend Glen Campbell Dies At Age 81 NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 16, 2015 – 10:00 am Glen Campbell: Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance News last_img read more

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Hero MotoCorp Signs Tiger Woods for Record Rs 250 Crore as Global

first_imgHero MotoCorp, the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturing company by volume, has reportedly signed golfing legend Tiger Woods as its global brand ambassador for a four-year Rs 250 crore deal.This is the first time Hero Moto is signing a global sports icon to endorse its brand. Previously, several cricketers and celebrities from the entertainment industry like Akshay Kumar were roped in as the face of the brand but Woods’ signing marks a shift in Hero Moto’s marketing and branding strategies.Pawan Munjal, vice chairman of Hero Motoannounced the signing late on Monday evening in Florida, USA. At the press conference, Munjal explained why they had chosen Woods to represent the brand.”Tiger is not just a golfing champion and an icon for millions around the world, he is a phenomenon. His appeal and charisma spans across continents cutting through barriers of geography, age, language and nationalities,” Munjal said , reports The Times of India..Munjal added that Tiger Woods will not just be the face of Hero Moto’s global brand but will also partner with the company in its corporate relations.”We have lined up exciting campaigns to build on the core values of Hero in our global markets and Tiger is going to play an integral role in these initiatives. Our campaign with him will be on multiple platforms – print, electronic, digital, social and outdoor,” Munjal told The Economic Times.News of the signing comes three months after Hero Moto signed a separate four-year deal with Woods to sponsor the Hero World Championship, a $3.5 million PGA golf tour.Tiger Woods expressed his excitement on the signing adding that Hero Moto shares his vision. Since the company will also be sponsoring the Hero World Challenge, which benefits his foundation, the deal would “greatly expand” their “worldwide relationship,” Woods said.But many questioned Hero Moto’s move of signing Tiger Woods given his controversial reputation. Munjal cleared the air on the decision too.”Let me tell you, we are absolutely thrilled to be in a partnership with Tiger. Hero and Tiger together represent the best in our respective professions. Whatever happened is now all behind him. He went public, apologised for what has happened and he is back in the game,” Munjal was quoted as saying by The Financial Express.”People are back with him, many corporates are back with him and obviously Hero took a very conscious call,” he added.Woods will be making his comeback at the Hero World Challenge, slated to begin 4 December in Florida. The 79- time PGA Tour Title winner will be the host of the three-day golfing event. Woods has been off the course for quite a while as he was recovering from a back injury.But in a recent interview on the local radio he said he felt “great” and used all the time off to get better and practice the game.”I’ve gotten stronger. I’ve gotten more explosive. I’ve gotten faster. I now just need to hit more balls. But the body is good. I don’t have the sharp pain like I used to at the beginning of the year. I don’t have that anymore. I still have some aches and pains, just like anybody else who is my age and older,” Woods said.last_img read more

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India to deport 40000 Rohingya Muslims

first_imgPeople belonging to Rohingya Muslim community sit outside their makeshift houses on the outskirts of Jammu. Reuters File PhotoIndia is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on Friday, with state governments told to form task forces for the purpose.Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh since the early 1990s, with some of them then crossing over a porous border into Hindu-majority India.New Delhi says only around 14,000 of the Rohingya living in India are registered with the UN refugee agency, making the rest illegal and liable to be sent back. India is not a signatory to UN conventions on refugees and no national law covers it.“These things are being discussed at diplomatic level with both Bangladesh and Myanmar,” Interior Ministry spokesman K.S. Dhatwalia said.“More clarity will emerge at an appropriate time.”Junior Interior Minister Kiren Rijiju told parliament on Wednesday the federal government had directed state governments to “constitute task forces at district levels to identify and deport the illegally staying foreign nationals”.Rijiju was in Myanmar recently to attend an event, although it was not clear if he discussed the Rohingya issue.Officials in Myanmar could not be contacted immediately for comment.Amnesty International has said deporting and abandoning the Rohingya would be “unconscionable”. The Indian office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said it was “trying to find the facts” about New Delhi’s plans to deport them.Rohingya are generally reviled in India, where its 1.3 billion people are fighting for resources and job opportunities. Nationalist, anti-Islamic sentiments have also fuelled hatred towards them.More than 75,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since 9 October after an insurgent group called Harakah al-Yaqin attacked Myanmar border police posts, prompting a huge security crackdown in which troops have been accused of murder and rape of Rohingya civilians.A senior government official in Bangladesh, which has complained of being burdened by the heavy flow of refugees, said New Delhi was helping it solve the crisis.The Rohingya in India live mainly in Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi in the north, Hyderabad in the south, and Rajasthan in the west.The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India’s only Muslim-majority state, drew widespread condemnation in April when it threatened to launch an “identify and kill movement” if the government did not deport Rohingya settlers there.last_img read more

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Greek MPs vote to ratify Macedonia name change

first_imgGreece`s prime minister Alexis Tsipras celebrates after a voting session on the Prespa Agreement, an agreement aimed at ending a 27-year bilateral row by changing the name of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia, at the Greek Parliament, in Athens, on 25 January, 2019. Photo: AFPThe Greek parliament on Friday narrowly ratified a landmark deal to rename neighbouring Macedonia, ending one of the world’s longest diplomatic disputes and earning rich praise for the “historic” move.A total of 153 MPs in the 300-seat Greek parliament approved the name Republic of North Macedonia despite widespread public opposition. The change had already been ratified by Macedonian lawmakers on 11 January.Since 1991, Athens has objected to its neighbour being called Macedonia because Greece has a northern province of the same name. In ancient times it was the cradle of Alexander the Great’s empire, a source of intense pride for Greeks.To make the UN-sponsored agreement final, Greece must now ratify a protocol approving Macedonia’s membership of the Western military alliance NATO. This is expected to take place next month.”We warmly welcome the next crucial step in the ratification… taken with today’s vote by the Hellenic Parliament,” EU president Jean-Claude Juncker said in a joint statement with foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn.”Both countries have seized this unique opportunity which sets an example of reconciliation for Europe as a whole and will give a further boost to the European perspective of the region,” the EU officials said.”Today is a historic day,” Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who forged a close relationship with North Macedonia counterpart Zoran Zaev in drafting the agreement last year, said in a tweet.”Today we write a new page for the Balkans. The hatred of nationalism, dispute and conflict will be replaced by friendship, peace and cooperation,” Tsipras said on his Twitter page.European Council President Donald Tusk said the two countries had achieved “mission impossible.”- ‘Congratulations, my friend’ -“Congratulations my friend” Alexis Tsipras, Zaev said on Twitter. “Together with our peoples we reached a historic victory.”Long live the Prespa Agreement! For eternal peace and progress of the Balkans and in Europe!”Germany — whose chancellor Angela Merkel had personally expressed gratitude to Tsipras during a recent visit to Athens — also welcomed the news as a “victory for diplomacy.”Protests have been held in both countries against the agreement — some of them violent — and lawmakers in Greece have reported threats and arson attacks against their homes.A few dozen protesters gathered outside Greek parliament on Friday.A poll released by SKAI TV on Thursday night found 62 per cent of respondents oppose the deal, with 27 per cent in favour.A week earlier, another poll in Proto Thema weekly had found 66 per cent in opposition.- ‘Painful compromise’ -Anti-Tsipras daily Ta Nea on Friday said the deal was the result of a “painful compromise” and was full of “pitfalls”.In addition to normalising relations between the two countries, implementation of the agreement will open the door for Macedonia to join the European Union and NATO, hitherto blocked by Athens’ veto.But in Greece, its neighbour’s name continues to fuel controversy in politics and society, ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled for October.Critics say the agreement — which drops Greece’s objections to an official Macedonian language and identity — opens the way for possible cultural usurpation and trade disputes.Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis of the conservative New Democracy party said the agreement “creates new problems” and “awakens nationalism”.”Your foreign policy is superficial and ignorant… you should be ashamed,” he told the government.But Tsipras told parliament during a two-day debate on the deal: “We never had a Macedonian language. Alexander the Great spoke Greek.””Are you afraid of a state that does not even have two per cent of our (military) capability and not even six per cent of our economic output?,” former foreign minister Nikos Kotzias, a signatory of the agreement, asked parliament on Thursday.On Sunday, clashes between police and masked protesters left 40 people injured as tens of thousands demonstrated in Athens against the name change.The government blamed far-right extremists and the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party for the violence.last_img
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