Westbrook has season-best 46 to lead Thunder past Wizards

first_imgNBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of 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 MOST READ Anthony is still getting used to his team winning when he has off nights.“I’ve got to remind myself that I am on the team with somebody else, and they do some of the things that you are capable of doing that you have been doing your whole career,” he said. “But for me to be on the same side as that — I don’t have to go after it every night. I just take what the other team is giving us. It’s a beauty to watch when it’s working and when it’s clicking, especially now when we are winning games.”Bradley Beal scored 41 points, John Wall had 21 and Markieff Morris added 20 for the Wizards, who committed 23 turnovers.The Thunder took a 54-40 lead into halftime, but Washington tied the score at 68 before the Thunder rallied. Felton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Thunder up 10, and Oklahoma City led 82-74 at the end of the period.A powerful right-handed jam by Westbrook gave the Thunder a 92-85 lead in the fourth, and a steal by George led to a dunk by Westbrook that put Oklahoma City up 99-89 with just under seven minutes to play. Westbrook punctuated his performance with a two-handed breakaway jam with about a minute remaining.ADVERTISEMENT “We came back,” Beal said. “I don’t think the deficit was too bad. It was just those offensive rebounds and those turnovers down the stretch.“We clawed back into the game, we were moving the ball in transition efficiently, getting rebounds, and all of a sudden, that kind of died down and stopped. When that happens, the game totally flipped in their favor and the momentum changed.”TIP-INSWizards: Coach Scott Brooks spent seven years as Thunder coach. … Went more than four minutes without scoring to start the game. … C Ian Mahinmi committed three fouls in three minutes in the first quarter and finished with four fouls in 11 minutes.Thunder: George drained a 3-pointer at the first-quarter buzzer but was called for a technical foul on the play. … Westbrook will be on the Team LeBron All-Star squad along with former Thunder player Kevin Durant.JOKE’S ON WESTBROOKAnthony had Westbrook, whose name appeared last, convinced the list of All-Stars was in order of selection. After Westbrook learned that the list was alphabetical, he responded to his teammate.“See, I told you man, it’s in alphabetical order man,” he told Anthony. “Of course I was first.”STAT LINESWestbrook is averaging just 2.5 3-point attempts during Oklahoma City’s win streak. He averaged 4.6 per game before that.“Yeah, trying to keep attacking the basket and find ways to get in the paint and make plays happen,” he said.QUOTABLEBeal on whether Adams, who was issued a technical foul for kicking him in the groin in the third quarter, did it intentionally: “I don’t know if it was or not, all I know is I got kicked where I shouldn’t have.”UP NEXTWizards: at Atlanta on Sunday. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Thunder: at Detroit on Sunday. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I just read the game honestly and if it’s time for me to take over, then that’s what I do,” Westbrook said.George scored 18 points on 6-for-19 shooting and Anthony added 13 on 4-for-11 shooting. Westbrook filled in the gap by making 19 of 29 field goals in one of his most efficient shooting performances of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We need him to be that way,” Oklahoma City reserve point guard Raymond Felton said. “Some nights he can score 46, some nights he can score 20. Whatever it is, we still need him to be aggressive the way he was tonight.”Steven Adams added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which has won 20 of 28 after an 8-12 start. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments Durant drops triple-double, Warriors hit 21 3s to beat Wolves Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony couldn’t find their shooting rhythm, so Russell Westbrook went into attack mode and overwhelmed the Wizards.Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and Oklahoma City beat Washington 121-112 on Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more


a month agoBournemouth boss Howe: Ramsdale hugely impressive

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Ramsdale hugely impressiveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe hailed the performance of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for last night’s win at Southampton.The England under-21 international produced a stellar performance to help Cherries deliver their first ever win in an away fixture against Southampton. Howe told the Daily Echo: “He did really well. He was hugely impressive.“His distribution was good, he was brave, which we want him to be and he made a couple of really good saves in that second half.“He is growing all the time. He has adapted very well to Premier League life.” last_img read more


19 days agoShearer accuses Liverpool striker Mane of diving

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer accuses Liverpool striker Mane of divingby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGeordie legend Alan Shearer has accused Liverpool striker Sadio Mane of diving to win an injury-time penalty in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday.Mane went to ground inside the area under pressure from Marc Albrighton, with referee Chris Kavanagh pointing to the spot. VAR upheld Kavanagh’s original decision and James Milner converted from the spot to extend Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to eight points.After the game an angry brawl unfolded between both sets of players, as Leicester vented their frustration at their late defeat and Shearer felt they were right to feel aggrieved.”I don’t think it’s a penalty, I think it’s a dive,” said Shearer on Match of the Day. “It’s a contact sport. Mane takes a touch against Albrighton and then decides to go down.” last_img read more


Giancarlo Stanton Was Made For The Home Run Derby

2008Justin Morneau512 2015Joc Pederson39 Only includes players with a minimum of 2500 career at-bats.Source: FanGraphs.com 2002Jason Giambi488 2016Todd Frazier42 9Mike Schmidt.260.128+.132 2016Giancarlo Stanton497 15Harmon Killebrew.253.131+.121 2009Prince Fielder503 2013Yoenis Cespedes32✓ 2011Robinson Cano32✓ Most years the Home Run Derby is a good deal more exciting in our memories — where a young Ken Griffey Jr. is still mashing taters in a backwards cap — than it is in reality. But this year Giancarlo Stanton wrote in a few dozen new memories of his own: 2012Prince Fielder476 6Ted Williams.289.130+.159 5Barry Bonds.309.150+.159 But Stanton didn’t gently deposit those 61 balls into the stands at Petco Park, either — he crushed them. His 497-foot blast in the first round tied for the fifth-longest among contest winners’ top home runs since 1996.1Excluding contests where neither MLB.com nor Baseball-Almanac.com listed longest-home run data. Only includes winners’ distances because some years MLB lists only the winner’s longest HR. 1996Barry Bonds451 10Joe DiMaggio.254.125+.129 For years where data is available.Source: MLB.com, Baseball Almanac 7Jimmie Foxx.284.125+.159 YEARPLAYERHOME RUNSWON DERBY? 2005Bobby Abreu41✓ But first Stanton will have to turn his 2016 season around. Bizarre as it sounds given his outrageous batted-ball numbers, Stanton has suffered through a down first half, hitting around .220 and flirting with the replacement level before embarking on a scorching start to July. Even after that turnaround, his 116 wRC+ would be the fourth-lowest ever by a Derby winner during their victorious season.Luckily for Stanton, though, there is no Home Run Derby curse. (Seriously, stop suggesting that’s a thing. Stop it.) And more to the point, nobody hits the ball that hard for long with so few hits to show for it. Stanton’s Statcast numbers — and more conventional metrics such as contact rate and line-drive rate — might be down a bit from their lofty 2015 heights, but Stanton still figures to be one of baseball’s better hitters in the second half of the season. That’s good news for the surprising Marlins, and for lovers of hard-hit baseballs everywhere.Check out our latest MLB predictions. YEARWINNERLONGEST HR Best power hitters, relative to league average, 1901-2016 13Mickey Mantle.259.136+.123 2011Adrian Gonzalez31 Winners’ longest home runs 2015Todd Frazier39✓ 14Willie Stargell.247.125+.122 2015Todd Frazier455 1Babe Ruth.356.116+.239 11Giancarlo Stanton.276.149+.126 3Hank Greenberg.292.123+.169 2005Bobby Abreu517ft 2004Miguel Tejada497 Most home runs in a HR Derby 2010David Ortiz32✓ 2Mark McGwire.325.146+.179 12Johnny Mize.250.125+.125 All told, Stanton slugged 61 home runs, which was by far the most ever hit in a single contest, though this is of course affected by some drastic changes in Derby formats over the years. (In fact, runner-up Todd Frazier’s 42 was the second-most ever hit in a derby.) On the night, Stanton hit all 10 of the longest homers belted by anybody. He also hit 18 of the 19 longest, with five carrying at least 490 feet and 31 traveling at least 450. It might well have been the greatest single exhibition of raw home run-hitting power in baseball history.Of course, such herculean feats are nothing new for Stanton — he’s widely known around baseball as the hardest-hitting player in the game, a man seemingly put on this earth to murder baseballs. And it’s a reputation only enhanced by the presence of Statcast, MLB’s (relatively) new radar-based tracking system, which has turned the physics of hard-hit balls into something approaching fetishization.Stanton is the poster child for the Statcast era. Where other players once made RBIs or steals into calling cards, Stanton has fashioned the exit-velo leaderboard — in other words, the “hitting the ball real hard” leaderboard — into his own personal jurisdiction, and fans revel in the arcana. (Did you know one of his home runs last night departed the bat at 120.4 miles per hour? That’s nuts!) In an era where we can quantify the speed and angle of every ball off the bat, Stanton is the right hitter at exactly the right historical moment.So, does that make him the greatest power hitter ever? He might be on his way. If we look at his career isolated power — essentially his total bases per at-bat, but tossing out those wimpy singles — relative to the MLB average for nonpitchers, Stanton ranks 11th since 1901, trailing Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and eight Hall of Famers. Stanton is also still just 26, so he’ll have a handful more prime years to move up the list before tailing off in late-career decline. 2016Giancarlo Stanton61✓ 2008Josh Hamilton35 8Ralph Kiner.269.130+.139 PLAYERCAREER ISOMLB AVERAGEISO VS. AVERAGE 4Lou Gehrig.293.125+.168 2007Vladimir Guerrero503 Regardless of format; first event was in 1985.Source: MLB.com read more


Ohio State mens soccer dominates Rutgers at home

Ohio State sophomore forward Abdi Mohamed passes the ball upfield against Rutgers on Sept. 18, 2016. Credit: Gene Ross | For The LanternWith four of the next five games at home, the Ohio State men’s soccer team knew if they were going to turn their season around, now would have to be the time to do it.Against Big Ten opponent Rutgers, they got off on the right foot.The Buckeyes dominated this Sunday, taking down the Scarlet Knights 3-1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, their second win in the last three games.“Especially with it being a Big Ten game, we took this very serious,” said Ohio State sophomore midfielder Abdi Mohamed. “We came out hard, we had a few chances. It was very important for us to come out strong and get this win.”OSU received a rude awakening in their last match against Penn State, leading to a 4-0 deficit in the first half. This time, the Buckeyes were ready right out of the gate.In just the 5th minute, Ohio State junior forward Nate Kohl received a through ball from senior forward Danny Jensen that Kohl buried inside the near post. It was his second goal of the season, which gave the Buckeyes an early 1-0 lead. Later in the first period, senior defender Austin Bergstrom received a penalty kick. Bergstrom was able to beat Rutgers senior goalkeeper David Greczek on the left side of the net to extend the lead to 2-0, which they would take into halftime.“The guys were very sharp in the first half. In the first twenty minutes we could have had several goals,” said coach John Bluem. “I thought our attacking play was very good. It was the positive start we wanted in the game.”Ohio State began the second half a bit sluggish.Just two minutes into the second period, Rutgers junior forward Ryan Peterson launched a corner kick to junior defender Niel Guzman, who was able to get his head on the ball and tuck it inside the far post to cut the Buckeyes lead to 2-1. It was Guzman’s first goal of the season.Just when it seemed as though momentum was shifting the way of the Scarlet Knights, Mohamed was given a free kick from 20 yards out in front of the net. Mohamed was able to arc it high into the top left corner of the net, beating the goalkeeper and putting the Buckeyes up 3-1.“They got a little bit of a reason to believe when we let them have a goal there early on. That is exactly what we didn’t want to do, of course,” Bluem said. “But another wonderful strike by Abdi. He can keep doing that all year long if he wants to. He is very good at those.”It was the first time this season Ohio State was able to score more than two goals in a game. For Mohamed, it was his second goal of the season, both coming on free kicks.The Buckeyes outshot Rutgers 16-7 in the game, holding an 11-2 advantage in shots in the first period. The team advanced to 2-1 in the Big Ten so far this season.“We are more confident right now,” Mohamed said. “We know we have to win and get on a stride. We trust each other. We believe in each other and we work hard for each other.”OSU will look to continue their winning ways this Wednesday, as they take on Valparaiso at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more


Ohio State mens volleyball duo Michael Henchy and Dustan Neary seeing the

Junior outside hitter Michael Henchy (6) hits the ball while junior middle blocker Dustan Neary (18) watches during a match against Saint Francis Feb. 9 at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorSenior year of high school: staring out at the volleyball court and eating popsicles, Dustan Neary and Michael Henchy sat with their backs against the bleachers after defeating a high school rival for their first time in 10 years.“That was a pretty cool moment and I think it says something about our friendship off the court,” Henchy said of the time with Neary after the win.Now both juniors on the Ohio State men’s volleyball team, Neary and Henchy were previously high school volleyball teammates at Ventura High School in Ventura, Calif. The pair officially became teammates their sophomore year of high school when they both made the varsity team. Henchy said slowly but surely, he and Neary became good friends.“We didn’t really know each other freshmen and sophomore years. Our junior year we started to hang out a little bit and our senior year he started hanging out with me and my friend group a lot,” Henchy said. “It was more of an every weekend than an occasional kind of thing. Just spent a lot of time hanging out together … we could play pretty much any sport together.”Even though the two are good friends, they agreed they get a little competitive at practice, both in high school and today at OSU, where Neary is a middle blocker and Henchy is an outside hitter.“During high school our coach would have to split us up and put us on separate teams, it was always a battle,” Neary said with a laugh. “We would talk trash through the net all the time. But at the end of practice, we knew we were friends.”After high school, different recruiting processes led them to opposite ends of the country.Neary attended Moorpark Community College in California for two years before coming to OSU. Although Neary started playing volleyball in the fourth grade, he said he had more of a passion for basketball and that hurt him during recruitment.“I played basketball through high school and volleyball was kind of just something I did when I wasn’t playing basketball,” Neary said. “I didn’t start taking volleyball seriously until my junior year of high school … Everybody else had started (playing) earlier and I think they got noticed earlier, I was late getting into it. My talent was more raw, I guess.”Neary added he transferred to OSU so he could continue his volleyball career.Ventura High School boys volleyball coach Kim Adair said in a phone interview she loved Neary’s laughter on the court.“When he’d make a block or a kill, he would just turn around and have this grin on his face and then he’d get into the huddle and just laugh, just get joy from what he did,” Adair said.At 6 feet 6 inches tall, Henchy didn’t start playing volleyball until his freshman year of high school, and Adair said she enjoyed watching him develop a passion for the game.OSU men’s volleyball coach Pete Hanson said Henchy’s level-mindedness makes him a great asset on the court.“Michael brings a real level of steadiness, maturity … I think because we’re a pretty young group right now, that’s important for us,” Hanson said. “He keeps everybody pretty focused on the next play, regardless of what might have happened on the previous play.”Henchy said his decision to come to OSU was an easy one.“I took my official visit to Ohio State, went to a football game and got to meet the guys on the team and it was just a no-brainer from there,” Henchy said.Neary said after deciding to transfer, OSU was always an option because he had a good friend there.“In the recruiting process, I (sought) them (OSU) out first and out of the schools I showed myself to, Ohio State showed the biggest response,” Neary said. “Having my friend here made a difference.”Hanson said Neary’s work ethic was what made him appealing.“When we watched him at a junior college tournament, his team was playing in like eight or nine games in a couple hours and he seemed to play all the games,” Hanson said. “He kind of just kept going, and going, and going … and that is what kind of caught our eye — this guy just works hard all the time.”Henchy said he was excited to hear Neary was considering transferring to OSU to play.“When I found out he (Neary) was thinking of coming here, the wheels started to spin and I started putting in some good words with the coaches. I started telling him more about the campus,” Henchy said.In those two years, the two players kept in touch by emails and texts every now and then, and got to hang out on breaks from school.“After not seeing him that much for two years, I came here and it was pretty much exactly the same, exactly where we started off,” Neary said.On the OSU men’s volleyball team (7-6, 4-2), the two players have worked to become starters.“It’s funny lining up next to him in the front row and looking over and seeing the same thing the entire way through high school,” Neary said.Correction Feb. 25: An earlier version of this article’s headline had Dustan Neary’s first name spelled ‘Dustin,’ when in fact, it is Dustan. read more


Mark Hughes is trying to find Southamptons best XI

first_imgThe Saints lost against Everton last weekend and now they will host Leicester City at Saint Mary’s StadiumAfter a not-so-good season start in the Premier League, Southampton FC is looking to get its first win on Saturday.The Saints will host Leicester City at Saint Mary’s Stadium.Southampton is looking for a victory after tying 0-0 with Burnley on Week 1 and losing 2-1 to Everton on Week 2.And to Mark Hughes, The Saints boss, this means he has to find this best starting eleven.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I’ve got an idea of that,” he said to the club’s official website.“At this stage of the season there are still a few vagaries in terms of guys who have come back late from World Cup who’ve had disrupted pre-season, so there’s still a leveling off in terms of what people are producing and capable of.”“I think that will resolve itself in the next couple of weeks,” he added.“Leicester are probably the club that gains more points on the road than most. They’re a very accomplished counter-attacking team and it’s very difficult to go up against them.”last_img read more


Gattuso likens Piatek to Tomasson

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has compared Milan new boy Krzysztof Piatek to Danish legend Jon Dahl Tomasson.Piatek who recently joined Milan from Genoa played in the barren draw against Napoli and his manager has seen enough to liken him to former teammate Tomasson.Tomasson was not a regular starter at Milan but scored 35 goals in three seasons, winning a Champions League and earning praise for his battling qualities.“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV and Cited on Football Italia ahead of his side’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli on Tuesday.“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.Piatek is ready to make his debut as a starter with the AC Milan shirt tomorrow night in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Napoli once again. Gennaro Gattuso is seriously thinking about it and a final decision will be made between tonight and tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/yu9JpVotxtCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….— AC Milan Africa (@africa_milan) January 28, 2019“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs. Piatek reminds me of Tomasson. He had some very specific characteristics.“Jon never spared himself in training and gave us a huge hand, also when he played from the start.“Piatek has just joined, but I like him already. He’s a curious lad who looks at photos at Milanello: he likes to observe, talk and experience the structure here first hand.“It’s something beautiful. Will he start tomorrow? Him or Cutrone will play. Caldara and Biglia yesterday did some light work with us yesterday.“They’re working to improve their physical level and I think they’ll be available in a week.“We’re very happy with them, they have great desire to return and have shown it through the commitment they’ve been putting in.”last_img read more


Celtic threatened with legal action

first_imgCeltic Football Club have been warned they face legal action if they fail to meet victims of paedophile Jim Torbett.Torbett, who is the founder of the Celtic’s Boys Club was jailed for six years on Monday for sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year spell.After continuous criticism, the Gers issued a statement on Wednesday expressing “deep regret” over Torbett’s crimes.However, solicitors insist it did not go far enough and has issued the Scottish champions with an ultimatum.In a message to the Celtic board, solicitor Patrick McGuire said, according to the BBC:“Please meet with me and my clients now and let us get this situation sorted out.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“This is an opportunity for Celtic to right the wrongs of the past and to lead the way in Scottish football where a club believes survivors and lives up to their responsibilities.”“I truly hope you do but if not then we will see you in court.”Kenny Campbell, who’s a former player of the Celtic Boys Club, said:“What makes me so sad is the way Celtic have just ignored me and other survivors.”“I see they have issued some sort of apology but it’s not enough.”“They need to accept responsibility for what was done and settle these legal cases.”last_img read more


Good Samaritans help catch hitandrun driver in NW MiamiDade scooter crash

first_imgThompson said the driver checked to see if he was OK before trying to run off.“He slowed down to see if I was all right and kept going,” he said.Witnesses said the driver sped away with two flat tires.The good Samaritans immediately called 911 as they chased after the SUV.Miami-Dade Police officers eventually caught up with the driver after he parked outside of a house at Northwest 21st Place, near 126th Street.“I was glad they got him. I mean, he sped off,” said Thompson.While his scooter suffered substantial damage, Thompson said he’s grateful for the help he received and that the driver is off the streets. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Good Samaritans stepped up to help catch the driver of an SUV who, witnesses said, struck a man riding a scooter in Northwest Miami-Dade and fled.The crash took place along Northwest 27th Avenue, near 122nd Street, Sunday.Eric Thompson said he was out riding his brand-new scooter when he saw a red Ford Explorer cross over the median. The driver then took out a pole moments before hitting him.“He went over the grass median, hit that pole and hit me right here, head on,” he said.Thompson said he had just purchased the scooter the day before and was on his way to the grocery store at the time.The victim said the driver ran over his bike, but he only suffered minor scrapes and bruises.“He missed me with the truck. He just hit my leg,” he said. “They caught him. He won’t hurt nobody else,” he said.Officials have not released the driver’s identity. It remains unclear whether or not he will face charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Senate Passes Bill That Gives Victims Of Crime A Voice

first_imgThe legislation is anticipated to cost $44.9 million in the upcoming fiscal year and $56.4 million the following year. The legislation anticipates 421 new inmates in the first year, 736 in the second year and 769 in the third year. House Bill 49 passed the Senate by a 20-0 vote and is now on its way to the House of Representatives for concurrence.  The final day of the regular session is Wednesday. Senator Peter Micciche: “The bill is about placing victims first, and ensuring that those who choose to break the law pay the consequence while we work with them to turn their lives to a better path. However, it makes a clear statement, through this repeal and replace we prioritize public safety, protecting Alaskans, putting victims and the law abiding first, and removing those from our communities who are a threat to safety and security.” House Bill 49 was introduced to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91, a criminal justice overhaul that passed in 2016. Micciche says it’s expensive but the value to Alaskans is “priceless.”: “It’s going to be expensive. But, the reality of it is over time if our drug laws, criminal justice laws, and our rehabilitation is successful and you look at the effect chronically on Alaskans effects on crime I think that that long term evaluation is that those costs can come down dramatically.” center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate unanimously passed it’s version of House Bill 49 on Tuesday. A bill that will enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe. It would require the state reopen the Palmer Correctional Center, according to Micciche. According to the latest cost estimates of the Senate’s version of House Bill 49, the legislation would cost the state more than $101 million over its first two years. The legislation, which is largely in line with Governor Dunleavy’s proposal for crime, would put more people behind bars for longer.last_img read more


Initial Results Are In for GQ iPhone App

first_imgSEE ALSO: Who Cares How Much GQ’s iPhone App Made?  Condé Nast has released download figures for its GQ reader app, first introduced with the December issue in mid November. That issue was downloaded 6,641 times and so far has doubled with the January issue at over 12,000 downloads to date.There are plenty magazine apps out there, but they tend to be functional offshoots or slices of content. GQ’s was notable because it was the full issue and counted toward ABC audited circulation. The app debuted at $2.99 and remained fixed for the January issue, but the publisher said it will offer future issues for $1.99 to returning customers. These aren’t huge numbers for the 930,000-circ title, but the trajectory is going in the right direction. And it’s an interesting first step in determining reader interaction and interest in reading full issues on a smartphone. The company said engagement metrics were in line with MRI numbers for the print magazine.For example, a spokesperson said MRI estimates readers spend 71 minutes with the print magazine, users of the December app spent an average of 83 minutes.Demographics, said the spokesperson, generally overlap between app and print, with app readers trending younger. The company doesn’t yet know, however, how many of the app readers have also bought the magazine through other channels. “This will be a focus of further study,” she said. Magazine issues can be viewed in vertical and horizontal modes. While in vertical mode, users can tap their way through the navigation scheme and pinch and swipe their way through stories and images. In horizontal or landscape mode, readers can swipe page by page, including ads, through the entire issue.“We have seen the door opened to a different pool of readers through these new distribution channels,” said Robert Sauerberg, group president, Condé Nast Consumer Marketing, in a statement. “The digital editions of our brands are on track to provide print-like engagement and we will use our continued learning to create the best business model for future introductions.”  Subscription offers are being considered, said the company—the spokesperson declined to offer any further specifics on strategies.last_img read more


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


Man Sued Over Deadly Fire in Secret Tunnels Under his Home

first_imgBy MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated PressSILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader’s negligence led to a deadly fire that killed a young man who was helping him build a network of tunnels for a bunker beneath a suburban Washington, D.C., home, a lawsuit alleges.The parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra sued 27-year-old Daniel Beckwitt and his father on Monday, the anniversary of the fire that killed Khafra in the basement of the Beckwitts’ house in Bethesda, Maryland.In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Dia Khafra, father of Askia Khafra, holds a photo of his son in his Silver Springs, Md., home. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)Daniel Beckwitt is charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in Khafra’s death. His criminal trial is scheduled to start in April 2019.The “hoarding conditions” in Beckwitt’s home made the fire spread more quickly and created a maze of junk and trash that hindered Khafra’s ability to escape, the parents’ wrongful death lawsuit says.Beckwitt didn’t immediately respond to a phone call and text message seeking comment on the lawsuit, which the parents filed in a Montgomery County court. An attorney who representsBeckwitt in the criminal case has called Khafra’s death a tragic accident, not a crime.Investigators found Khafra’s charred body in the basement, where a hole in the concrete floor led to a shaft that dropped down 20 feet (6 meters) into tunnels that branched out roughly 200 feet (60 meters) in length.During a hearing in May, Montgomery County prosecutor Douglas Wink described Beckwitt as a skilled computer hacker who had a paranoid fixation on a possible nuclear attack by North Korea.Beckwitt’s lawyer, Robert Bonsib, described his client as a successful “day trader” who has made millions trading stocks.Khafra, who lived with his parents in Silver Spring, had met Beckwitt online and agreed to help him dig the tunnels in exchange for Beckwitt’s investments in an internet company Khafra was launching.Dia Khafra, Askia Khafra’s father, said during a recent interview that he and his wife, Claudia, tried to persuade Askia to stay away from Beckwitt’s tunnels.“I always feared something dangerous would happen to him,” the elder Khafra said.Beckwitt went to elaborate lengths to preserve the secrecy of his tunnels, tricking Askia Khafra into thinking he was digging them in Virginia, not Maryland, according to authorities.Beckwitt told investigators he would rent a car, pick Khafra up and drive him to Manassas, Virginia, where he had the younger man don “blackout glasses” before driving him around for about an hour, a police report said. Khafra spent days at a time working, eating and sleeping in the tunnels. He had his cellphone with him, but Beckwitt used internet “spoofing” to make it appear he was in Virginia, according to Wink.The tunnels had lights, an air circulation system and a heater powered by a “haphazard daisy chain” of power strips that created a fire risk, Wink said.“These extension cords and power strips created a clear and substantial risk of fire, exacerbated by the piles of paper and garbage throughout the house, and the storage of dangerous chemicals,” the parents’ lawsuit says.Wink said Beckwitt ignored “obvious signs” of danger before the fire broke out Sept. 10, 2017. Hours before the fire, Khafra texted Beckwitt to warn him it smelled like smoke in the tunnels.Beckwitt flipped a breaker that turned off lights in the tunnels but turned the power back on after Khafra said he couldn’t see, Wink said.County officials sued Beckwitt over the property’s condition, calling it unsafe and a “public nuisance.” Beckwitt’s father, David, owns the Bethesda property but lives in Burke, Virginia, according to the wrongful death lawsuit.last_img read more


Vivendi has confirmed that it has been approached

first_imgVivendi has confirmed that it has been approached by Numericable majority owner Patrick Drahi’s investment vehicle Altice “regarding a potential alliance” between its telecom subsidiary SFR and cable operator Numericable, in which Drahi holds a controlling interest.However, Vivendi said it “has not received any formal offer” and that its supervisory board “will announce a decision, if necessary, as and when appropriate”.The clarification comes after French financial daily Les Echos reported that the media and telecoms group had struck an agreement in principle to sell a majority stake in SFR to Numericable and would likely pull its plan to float the operator on the stock exchange.According to the paper, Vivendi’s supervisory council has give a green light to SFR CEO Jean-Yves Charlier to begin detailed negotiations with Numericable based on this agreement.According to Les Echos, Vivendi chairman Jean-René Fourtou and Drahi met last week, kicking off the latest round of talks. Under the deal under discussion, Altice would hold a 50% stake in a new combined entity, with Vivendi holding 32%.The paper said the deal is likely to value SFR at about €15 billion. This includes about €8 billion in debt, about four times gross operating profit. Potential synergies from a deal are estimated at around €6 billion, in particular thanks to the possibility of SFR using Numericable’s network rather than leasing capacity from Orange, as it currently does. In addition the pair could pool their resources in investing in fibre, as well as making savings in maintenance and interconnection costs.The latest news follows Altice and Numericable’s successful separate introductions on the stock exchange, giving Drahi additional financial leverage in negotiations.last_img read more


Edgeware will integrate Miradas UI Video technolo

first_imgEdgeware will integrate Mirada’s UIVideo technology provider Edgeware has teamed up with Spanish technology company Mirada to provide a joint multiscreen platform aimed at pay TV operators.The joint platform is already being used by four operators in Brazil, Mexico and Spain, according to the pair.Edgeware has integrated its Video Consolidation Platform with Mirada’s Iris multi-platform user interface product.Iris provides two UI options, Origin and Inspire, and supporting back-office system the Iris Service Delivery Platform.“At Mirada, we build our products around the best possible user experience for viewers,” said Jose Luis Vazquez, group CEO at Mirada. “This is precisely why we partnered with Edgeware. With the VCP, we enable our customers to deliver the multiscreen services their customers demand at the quality they expect, enabling them to maintain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing market.”“Our joint customer wins in Latin America and Spain are only the first of many opportunities with Mirada,” said Joachim Roos, CEO at Edgeware. “The combined strengths of Mirada’s consumer-centric UIs and back-office products and our highly flexible and scalable delivery architecture, create a solution that directly addresses the needs of TV and video operators around the globe.”last_img read more


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