‘Yellow vest’ boxer arrested after assaulting French policeman

first_imgFrench police walk through a cloud of tear gas used to disperse “yellow vest” protestors (Gilets jaunes) and others on a side street off the Champs-Elysees after New Year’s celebrations in the French capital Paris on January 1, 2019. – A fireworks display and sound and light show under the theme “fraternity” went ahead on the Champs-Elysees despite plans for further “yellow vest” anti-government protests at the famed avenue. (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)French police arrested a former professional boxer on Monday who was seen punching police officers during a “yellow vest” protest in Paris, in shocking scenes that have highlighted the violence of recent protests.The images filmed on Saturday show a heavily built man in a black duffel coat square up to several police officers before knocking them down in a hail of punches and kicking them on the ground.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View comments The French boxing federation issued a statement condemning the violence, saying that it “ran completely contrary to the values of our sport”.“The French Boxing Federation sends its support to the family and loved ones of the officer who was a victim of this individual, but equally to all the security forces who have been on duty these last weeks,” it said.Dettinger’s former coach, Jacky Trompesauce, had urged the father of three to give himself up to police earlier on Monday.“There was something that set it off, which I learned overnight,” Trompesauce told RMC radio on Monday morning, claiming that a woman was attacked by the police, prompting Dettinger to respond with a flurry of punches.“Yellow vest” protests against fuel taxes began in rural and small-town France in late November, but then mushroomed into a wider revolt during December against the policies and governing style of 41-year-old Macron. 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Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Around 50,000 “yellow vest” protesters took to the streets again on Saturday in cities around France to denounce the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron, leading to clashes in Paris, Bordeaux and Rouen.Several men driving a forklift truck also smashed open the doors to the ministry building of government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux in Paris, who denounced the break-in as an “unacceptable attack on the Republic”.While the number of protesters has dwindled since December, the determination of a smaller but increasingly radical core of “yellow vest” protesters poses a dilemma for the government.On Friday, Griveaux said those still protesting were “agitators who want insurrection and, basically, to overthrow the government”.He called Monday for everyone to take part in a national debate on taxation and the government’s pro-business programme, which is set to begin later this month.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completioncenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next One of the officers is then beaten by other protesters wearing yellow vests before he is rescued by fellow riot police in protective equipment and helmets.The ex-boxer, identified by French media as 37-year-old Christophe Dettinger, is a former heavyweight professional fighter who reportedly works for the local government in the Essonne area south of Paris.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsInterior Minister Christophe Castaner said Dettinger, known in the ring as “The Gypsy From Massy”, a town south of Paris, had handed himself into police in the capital.“He was immediately arrested and will be held accountable for his acts by the justice system,” Castaner added. Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin sought to distinguish genuine protesters, who want lower taxes and more help for low-income families, from those “who are in the business of ultra-violence”.“And faced with ultra-violence, we need to be ultra-severe. It needs to end,” he told RTL radio on Monday.French police signalled a tougher line last week when they arrested one of the leaders of the “yellow vests”, truck driver Eric Drouet, for organising an unauthorised demonstration.The move led to criticism from political leaders on the far right and radical left, who have encouraged demonstrators to continue taking to the streets to underline their discontent with Macron’s agenda.Images of a policeman striking several protesters in the southern city of Toulon on Saturday also risk fanning the flames.The police officer — a commander who was granted France’s highest award, the Legion d’Honneur, on January 1 — was referred to investigators at the weekend after appearing to punch a protester in the face several times.‘Surrender plea’The “yellow vest” demonstrations have been frequently violent since they began in late November, particularly on December 1 when crowds ransacked a museum in the Arc de Triomphe and daubed graffiti on the famed monument.The French media has been targeted, while mock executions of Macron have also been a feature of some gatherings, notably in the town of Angouleme in southwest France.Dettinger, the boxer, could face years in jail if convicted over his rampage on Saturday on the Leopold-Sedar-Senghor bridge which links the Tuileries gardens to the Musee d’Orsay in central Paris.Assaulting a police officer can lead to up to three years in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros (51,000 dollars), though sentences can be increased in certain circumstances. 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HTC could launch the Desire 616 and One (E8) in India tomorrow

first_imgHTC is widely expected to launch the Desire 616 and One (E8) smartphones in India tomorrow. The company has sent out invites to the media for a press conference in New Delhi.While nothing is confirmed per se, logic dictates that both these phones are headed to India as these are HTC’s two latest smartphones, which have not hit the country.The Desire 616 was announced earlier in the week in Singapore. It sports a 5-inch 720p LCD display, a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It has a 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, 4GB of internalmemory, a microSD card slot and a 2,000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, there is Wi-Fi, 3G, and GPS.The One (E8) was instead launched last month and it was designed as cheaper version of the One (M8), which has a swanky metal body. The One (E8) foregoes metal for polycarbonate, but still retains the dimensions of the M8.In terms of specs, it’s identical to the One (M8), but forgoes the UltraPixel rear camera for a traditional 13-megapixel shooter and drops the IR blaster. This actually could be a blessing in disguise, as the One (M8) is known for the lack of detail and over exposure issues.The rest remains the same. So it has a 5-inch 1,920×1,080 pixels screen, a 2,600mAh battery, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, a 5-megapixel front facing camera.Both the phones run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat on top of which HTC uses its Sense UI. advertisementlast_img read more


Steph or Seth Curry? Coin flip to decide who mom, dad represent

first_imgSteph Curry has been to the NBA Finals four times, winning three with the Warriors. This is his brother’s first playoff run.“It would be great for Seth to get a (championship) ring, but we can’t root for one son over the other,” 54-year-old Dell Curry said. “We’re just going to let it play out and have fun watching them both play.”Big brother is proud.“He’s had a very interesting journey to get to where he’s at, dealing with some significant injuries and surgeries as well where he missed two entire years basically coming out of college and this past year,” Stephen said. “For him to just grind and understand that he belongs on this level, it’s just we’re going to take a different path. His confidence in himself never wavered.”Dell said it’s been fun, and exhausting.The Currys have been jetting around the country for the last month on commercial flights, back and forth between Oakland, Portland, Los Angeles, Denver and Houston to see their sons play. They’ve attended 21 of their sons’ combined 24 playoff games, only missing two Blazers’ first-round games in Oklahoma City and one second-round game in Denver.Sometimes, Dell and Sonya wake up in a hotel unsure of what city they’re in.“Everybody says to us, ‘You guys have to be tired,’” Dell said. “I’m like, ‘Well, we’ll probably sleep for a week when it’s over.’” Literally.With sons Stephen and Seth Curry becoming the first siblings to face each other in an NBA conference final, it’s a dilemma most any parent would love.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDell and his wife, Sonya, decided wearing a split jersey with the Warriors and Blazers would be “too easy.” Instead, they’ll flip a coin before each game in the best-of-seven series to determine which team they’ll represent.Stephen Curry can’t imagine how this might feel for his folks. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates the team’s win over the Houston Rockets in Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, May 10, 2019, in Houston. Golden State won 118-113, winning the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Dell Curry was standing near the loading dock at the Pepsi Center in Denver when Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum approached, gave him a big hug and asked, “Which shirt are you wearing?” for the Western Conference final.“Got to flip a coin,” Curry responded.ADVERTISEMENT And a lot of traveling.Dell and Sonya Curry plan to attend every game, sitting with Stephen’s wife Ayesha at Warriors home games and with Seth’s fiancée Callie Rogers when the Blazers host.“They’re like the Royal Family of the NBA,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Monday. “It’s incredible. There they are, Steph and Seth, both having all this success. As parents, they must be having the time of their lives. Actually I know they are because I’ve talked to them about it. What a beautiful scene. I’m sure it will be conflicting for them this next couple of weeks but what a great story.”Dell, who played 16 seasons in the NBA and is currently a TV analyst for the Charlotte Hornets, said the entire situation is just a bit unnerving for him.“I normally don’t get nervous for games when either one of them play,” he said. “But I got a little nervous knowing how they’re going to play against each other.”As hard as this will be on the parents, Dell knows it will be even more difficult for his sons.“It’s going to be tough to put everything aside and battle each other because as siblings they want each other to do well,” Dell said. “They watch each other’s games and cheer for each other.”Earlier this year, the Curry boys competed against each other in the 3-point shootout at the All-Star Game in their hometown of Charlotte, with 31-year-old Steph getting the best of his younger brother.Seth, 28, said it’s hard to believe they’ll now meet in the playoffs.“So many years I’ve watched Steph play in the Western Conference final, the NBA Finals, being in the crowd,” Seth Curry said. “It’s going to be fun to be out there on the court, competing, to get to that final. It’s a dream come true for us, but our families are going to have a lot of fun as well.” Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Vergel Meneses wins mayor, Dondon Hontiveros tops councilor race; Yeng Guiao loses congressional bid “I just know watching Seth play I get nervous watching him like on TV and stuff,” Stephen said after practice Monday. “For them, it’s family and parents who supported us all the way through the ranks.”The parents’ routine will go something like this: If Sonya flips heads, she will wear Blazers attire to support Seth, while Dell wears Stephen’s Warriors colors. If the coin lands on tails, she’ll dress in Warriors clothing while Dell dons Blazers gear.Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, left, looks on as Portland Trail Blazers guard Seth Curry reacts as time runs down in the second half of Game 7 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Denver. The Trail Blazers won 100-96. (AP Photo/John Leyba)The next game Dell gets to flip the coin, and so on — until the series is decided.So who gets to flip the coin for Game 1 on Tuesday night?“Well, we have to flip to see who flips first,” Dell said with a laugh. “There’s going to be a lot of coin flipping going on.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more


BCCI rejects NADA demand of testing Indian cricketers

first_imgPublished on sport × bcci COMMENTS COMMENT In a stern response to India’s anti-doping body NADA, the BCCI has said that government body has no jurisdiction to conduct dopes tests on Indian cricketers.In a letter written on November 8 to NADA chief Navin Agarwal, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri made it clear that there is no requirement for NADA to tests its cricketers since the board is not a National Sports Federation (NSF) and its present anti-doping system is robust enough.“It is relevant to mention here that BCCI is not a National Sports Federation. Accordingly, NADA does not have jurisdiction to conduct dope testing of Indian cricketers in any domestic or international event organised or under the aegis of BCCI,” Johri wrote in the letter, adding, “In light of the aforesaid, there is no requirement for any BCCI official to co-ordinate with NADA for dope testing of Indian cricketers either during competitions or out of completions.”The BCCI response was prepared with instructions from Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators.Besides responding to the NADA chief, Johri also wrote back to the sports secretary, who had approached the BCCI in October to cooperate with NADA.Complying with WADAThe Ministry had stated that lack of cooperation from BCCI on the subject may run the risk of NADA not complying with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code.Johri said BCCI’s existing anti-doping mechanism is robust enough. “The BCCI already has a robust dope testing mechanism which is employed for both during competitions and out—of— competitions and the testing of samples by IDTM is already being done at WADA accredited laboratory (NDTL) under aegis of the Sports Ministry,” he said.He further claimed that the BCCI is compliant with the WADA Code. “You will appreciate that for analysis and testing of samples, BCCI adheres to the WADA International Standard of Laboratories and the WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations,” he wrote.“Accordingly, the BCCI has engaged the services of same expert sample collection agency that is also engaged by the ICC to prove sample collection services viz, International Doping Tests and Management (IDTM). “The IDTM sends the collected samples for testing to a WADA accredited laboratory viz, National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL), as mandated by WADA. Since the CEO of NDTL is sports secretary, the dope testing for BCCI is conducted under the aegis of the Sports Ministry,” wrote Johri.He further reasoned that since BCCI is an autonomous body affiliated to the International Cricket Council (ICC), it is only required to operate within the rules and regulations of the ICC.center_img November 10, 2017 SHARE bcci cricket SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more


Cervoz upgrades next-generation DDR4-2666 memory

first_imgDDR4-2666 Memory supports Intel Coffee Lake and AMD Ryzen platforms for industrial applications. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) accelerate convergence, the requirements for computing power and transmission speed are also increasing. Cervoz provides DDR4-2666 memory modules for industrial applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Designing a more flexible core for the multi-gigabit campus networkNext LDRA adds ISO 26262:2018 training to its tool suite for automotivelast_img read more


Saravana Bhavan founder P Rajagopal critical, on ventilator

first_imgP Rajagopal, the founder of famous South Indian food chain Saravana Bhavan, has been put on a ventilator after suffering a massive cardiac arrest on Saturday night.Doctors in Stanley hospital said Rajagopal is in a critical condition and he is diabetic and a patient of hypertension.He has been given permission to be shifted to a private hospital by the Madras High Court. This decision of the MHC comes following a plea moved by P Rajagopal’s son P Saravanan in view of his deteriorating health condition.The Bench of Justices MM Sundaresh and B Nirmal Kumar allowed Rajagopal to be moved to Vijaya Hospital in Chennai.Rajagopal had surrendered in court on July 9 to serve his life imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a man named Prince Shanthakumar, husband of a lady named Jeevajothi whom Rajagopal wanted to marry as his third wife.Rajagopal after being taken into custody by the Puzhal prison officials was admitted to the prison ward of theStanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai on the day of his surrender itself. Rajagopal had come to the court in a dramatic manner – in an ambulance with oxygen mask attached to his face. Rajagopal’s counsel had even sort more time for his surrender stating his ill health. But this plea was rejected by the Madras High Court.His appeal against the Madras High Court order upholding the trial court’s judgement convicting him was rejected by the apex court in March this year.In October 2001, the daughter of a Saravana Bhavan employee and her husband were kidnapped. Jeevajothi was the daughter of an assistant manager at one of Saravana Bhavan’s Chennai branches. Rajagopal wanted to marry Jeevajothi as an astrologer had told him to marry one Jeevajothi to become one of the richest in the country.advertisementRajagopal then was already married with two wives.Despite Rajagopal’s advances and threats, Jeevajothi went on to marry one Prince Santhakumar, a man she loved. In 2001, after the kidnapping, Jeevajothi’s husband Santhakumar’s body was found by the forest department officials from inside the Tiger Chola forests in Kodaikanal on October 31.His post-mortem report had said the cause of death was asphyxia due to throttling. Soon after, police found the cloth used for the murder.In 2004, a sessions court found Rajagopal guilty of the crime and sentenced him to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.Rajagopal challenged the sessions court verdict in the Madras High Court but was given life imprisonment in 2009.Rajagopal once again appealed against the verdict in the Supreme court, which upheld the Madras High Court order in March 2019.Rajgopal was asked to surrender on July 7, but he appealed again, asking for more time owing to his ill health. This was rejected by the Supreme Court.ALSO READ: Saravana Bhavan founder Rajagopal sports oxygen mask to surrender in murder caseALSO WATCH: Saravana Bhavan founder gets life termlast_img read more


FORMER WOODBURY COUNTY SUPERVISOR DIES AFTER ILLNESS

first_imgA former member of the Woodbury County Supervisors has died after battling a long illness.64 year old Doug Walish of Sioux City, died Sunday at a Sioux City hospital.Walish was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1999 and served until 2010.He was the board chairman in 2003, 2007 and 2008.Walish also worked for Opportunities Unlimited and later for the Community Action Agency of Siouxland.The Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel is handling the funeral services for Walish.last_img


Martinez backs England for success

first_imgRoberto Martínez Martinez backs England to shine at World Cup Alex Fisher Last updated 1 year ago 00:13 6/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) RobertoMartinez - cropped Getty Images World Cup England Belgium England v Belgium England have a squad capable of enjoying a strong World Cup campaign in Russia, according to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. Roberto Martinez has backed Gareth Southgate’s youthful England side to perform strongly at the World Cup in Russia.Southgate has selected the third-youngest squad for the 2018 tournament , including uncapped teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold.England’s 23-man travelling party are lacking in World Cup experience with just 11 finals appearances among them, but Belgium manager Martinez expects their Group G rivals to impress on the global stage. 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 always followed England very closely,” the former Everton boss told Omnisport.”They are a group of players that now, with the good work of Gareth Southgate, have brought a group of young players he knew very well from his involvement with the under 21s.”And then he’s kept a really good mixture and has given the English team a real clear direction of players playing in a certain way that has allowed them to compete against the best in the world.”So, I expect England to do really well at the World Cup.”They are in a really good moment to go into a tournament and carry on the winning feeling that St George’s Park has brought to the national teams. “We’ve seen the success with the under 17s, the under 20s. I think it’s something that we’re going to see going through the senior level.”Belgium face in England in their final group game on June 28 in Kaliningrad. Tunisia and Panama are the other two nations in Group G.last_img read more


10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Congratulations to Crystal Palace

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: Congratulations to Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says they won’t lose their fighting spirit after defeat at home to Crystal Palace.With the Blues trailing league leaders Liverpool by four points, Guardiola refused to be drawn into talk of panic, crediting Palace for their triumph and urging a response from the Champions on Boxing Day.”We have an incredible team – fantastic players,” he stated. “We started quite decent and created chances. We scored a fantastic goal and after they passed the halfway line they scored.”The first two times Crystal Palace crossed our halfway line, they scored. We played good. Their second goal was an incredible goal.“We reacted well to the second goal and in the second half, we started okay. We put more people in the box.”The third goal… the penalty was really tough for us. We cannot concede the penalty we conceded. We have to try and avoid it. Football is like this – three shots on goal and three goals.“We scored a goal – a little bit late but even then, we had chances to score. We did absolutely everything.“They arrived two times and before the penalty, they hit the post but they didn’t have another shot on target.“Congratulations to Palace. Defensively, they were brilliant. I give a lot of credit.“That is football and sometimes it happens. The teams are good and there is a lot of quality.“Now, we must go onto the next one. There are a lot of games to play. We have to recover mentally and recover our physicality.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Family friends teammates say final goodbye to Roy Halladay

first_imgCLEARWATER, Fla. – Toronto Blue Jays pitching great Roy Halladay was remembered Tuesday as an amazing husband, father, friend and teammate who was one of the best pitchers of his generation but an even better man.A 91-minute “Celebration of Life for Roy Halladay” attracted more than 1,000 people to Spectrum Field, the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies, one of two franchises the two-time Cy Young Award winner played for during a stellar 16-year career.“The man made the ballplayer,” Phillies owner John Middleton said, “not the other way around,”Halladay died Nov. 7 at age 40 when the private plane he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.The eight-time All-Star who pitched a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter, Halladay played for the Blue Jays from 1998-2009 and for the Phillies from 2009-13, going 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA.The public memorial began with a video tribute and ended with Halladay’s wife, Brandy, and sons, Braden and Ryan, standing on the mound and releasing butterflies from a container in a final “goodbye.”“All eyes are on me,” the pitcher’s wife, the last of nine speakers, said from a rostrum perched behind the mound, flanked by pictures of Halladay with the Phillies and Blue Jays, along with floral arrangements bearing the 34 and 32 jersey numbers he wore.“I’m really fortunate that I’ve gotten used to that feeling. I’ve literally been standing next to a man for 21 years that people could not take their eyes off of,” she said. “He was awe-striking. He was beautiful inside and out. Without saying a word, he seemed to always have just the right thing to say. When he did speak, people listened.”Other speakers included Halladay’s dad, Roy Jr., former teammates Cole Hamels, Chase Utley and Chris Carpenter, long-time baseball executive and former Blue Jays GM JP Ricciardi, ex-Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and Blue Jays trainer George Poulis.Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, former Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston, Rays manager Kevin Cash, and one-time teammates Cliff Lee, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Jose Bautista, BJ Ryan, A.J. Burnett and J.A. Happ were among other guests.“He didn’t like to lose, so everything he did, he did to win. But there was a joy to it. I’ll always remember that,” Rollins said. “He made you better. That’s what he did. Everywhere you went, he made everything better.”Carpenter grew up with Halladay in the Blue Jays organization; Hamels valued the 6-foot-6 right-hander as a friend, teammate and mentor; and Utley lauded the pitcher’s relentless work ethic as a player.“I saw everyday what it took to be a man among boys,” Utley said.Carpenter told a story about going swimming in the Amazon River when he and Halladay took a trip to Brazil after the close friends faced each other in the decisive Game 5 of an NL Division Series between Philadelphia and St. Louis in 2011. Carpenter won 1-0.“He was never afraid of a challenge or doing something others might not want to do — or dare to do,” Carpenter said.“Remember now, we’re in the jungle. The water is clear as a cup of coffee and we’ve been catching piranha all day. I told him, you’re nuts,” Carpenter said. “He said, ‘I know. Now come on Carp. … We can say we swam in the Amazon River. Who do we know who can ever say that?’ I was like: ‘All right. Good point. Let’s do it.’”Brandy Halladay cried throughout her 17-minute tribute, remembering her husband as a family man who loved his two sons.Former teammates echoed those sentiments, insisting that as great a pitcher as Halladay was, they were more impressed by the man off the field.“He tried to be the best that he could be. Full of passion and desire,” former major leaguer Raul Ibanez said. “He was not a one-dimensional man. Who he was, everything about him was just great and grace. He carried himself with class and confidence and humility. Just a tremendous human being.”___More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseballlast_img read more


611 of Moroccan Students in Favor of Sex Education in High

Rabat – A socio-educational survey conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Education revealed that 61.1% of Moroccan students are in favor of sex education in high schools.The second socio-educational survey was conducted by the Forum of Moroccan Students, in partnership with the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, as well as HEM Business School in Casablanca, and it has revealed surprising results.The survey focused on “youth identity,” and the relation to sexuality. The  survey revealed that one of two students in Morocco think sexuality issues remain a taboo in Morocco. It showed that 66.8% have never discussed topics related to sexuality with one of their family members.Although 61.1% of the polled students expressed their support for sex education in high schools, 70% of Moroccan students agree that sexual intercourse before marriage is “immoral.” Another issue addressed by the survey, in terms of identity, is sexuality and practice of religion.The survey found that 75% believe that religion is a personal relationship with God, while only 4.5% believe it should guide politics, and 15.6% believe that religion can help us behave better. The rest of the polled students had no opinion on the subject.According to Hakim Hdidou, consultant and director of The Survey Project, the survey polls have lasted 10 months, and have targeted 5,236 students in private and public high schools, in urban and rural areas of all the regions of Morocco.In 2014, the Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Moroccan Modern Industries (IMM) signed an agreement in Rabat for the implementation of a new program to teach sex education in Moroccan schools, but it hasn’t found its way to the classroom.The parties who signed the agreement said that it aimed to raise students’ awareness on healthy hygienic practices and the importance of sex education. This set of lessons has helped equip young students learn the essentials of puberty, sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases. read more


Despite relative stability Liberia still faces security obstacles says UN envoy

Alan Doss, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Liberia, said in a closed meeting that “although the political situation has remained quite stable, there are still serious security challenges that require continuing attention and action,” according to Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.Mr. Doss also presented the 15-member Council with the Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation in Liberia, which recommends extending for one year the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the country, known as UNMIL, set to expire at the end of this month.UNMIL was established in 2003 to support Liberia’s ceasefire and peace process, and currently has over 15,200 uniformed personnel, along with around 500 international civilian personnel, almost 1,000 local staff and 220 UN Volunteers.In the report, Mr. Ban cited several challenges to stability, including hhigh unemployment and “unpredictable situations” in Liberia’s neighbours such as Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea.He also said that the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is being hindered in its progress by management, personnel and budgetary difficulties, and “these problems need to be resolved on an urgent basis so that the Commission can continue its valuable work of ensuring lasting peace in Liberia.” 22 March 2007The United Nations top envoy to Liberia today told the Security Council that although the impoverished West African country, which is rebuilding after a brutal 14-year civil war, has made progress in consolidating stability, numerous threats to peace remain. read more


Ban voices concern as Myanmars Aung San Suu Kyi faces new charges

“The Secretary-General believes that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is an essential partner for dialogue in Myanmar’s national reconciliation and calls on the Government not to take any further action that could undermine this important process,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.Ms. Suu Kyi, who leads the National League for Democracy (NLD), and all those who have a contribution to make to the future of their country “must be free to be able to do so to ensure that the political process is credible,” the statement added.According to information received by the independent UN expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms. Suu Kyi and two aides were escorted this morning by security forces to Insein Prison, where they were charged by a special court. They are currently detained in the Insein compound and their trial has been scheduled for 18 May.“I call on the Government of Myanmar to release Aung San Suu Kyi and her aides unconditionally,” stated Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana, who reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council.The new charges, according to a news release issued in Geneva, are said to be in connection with the recent intrusion of an American citizen into the home of Ms. Suu Kyi. “Since her house is well guarded by security forces, the responsibility for preventing such intrusions, and alerting the authorities, lies with the security forces and not with Aung San Suu Kyi and her aides,” Mr. Ojea Quintana said. He added that in order to ensure national reconciliation and democratic transition, to which the Myanmar leadership has committed itself, all 2,156 prisoners of conscience currently detained by the authorities should be released before the 2010 elections.Mr. Ojea Quintana, who works in an independent and unpaid capacity, has visited Myanmar twice since he was appointed to his post in May 2008, most recently this past February. 14 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “gravely concerned” about the news that detained pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for several years, has been moved to Myanmar’s Insein Prison to face criminal charges. read more


Internet access restricted in Kandy Facebook blocked in some areas

Internet access has been restricted in Kandy on the instructions of the Government while Facebook has been restricted in some other areas as well.Downdetector.com showed that Facebook was not working in Colombo as of this afternoon (Wednesday). The move comes as the Government looks to crackdown on the spread of hate speech using social media as tensions continue in Kandy.The Government had said earlier that social media will be closely monitored to crackdown on hate speech. (Colombo Gazette)


Crufts clamps down on deformed dogs after outcry over last years best

first_imgThree-year-old Cruaghaire Catoria, bred by Susan Cuthbert, from Fyfe, Scotland Fearing that if the problems escalated they would damage the reputation of pedigree dog breeders, the Kennel Club set up a German Shepherd Dog review group to oversee the health and welfare of pedigree dogs generally “and KC-licensed shows especially”.The group’s recommendations – which also include a ban on double handling, the practice of having a second trainer in the crowd to attract the dog’s attention in order to keep him looking alert –  have now been put into action.Kennel Club sources said that as a result if a dog presenting similar characteristics to Cruaghaire Catoria entered this year’s event it would either not be awarded best in show by judges, or it would be failed by vets examining the winners in line with the new health guidelines.This year’s Kennel Club show – which opens on Thursday at Birmingham NEC – will be the first since the stringent new rules were introduced.At the same time all championship show judging contracts for 2018 and beyond have been suspended until each judge has undergone retraining by the Kennel Club.Vets will also be required to check for “timidity, aggression or anxiety which cause distress”. A group campaigning for the breed to be split, with Alsatians to be recognised separately, is now claiming that a German Shepherd who won best in show at last month’s New York Kennel Club’s Westminster show would be overlooked at Crufts, despite adhering to the breed standard.The Alsatian Breed Campaign said it was unlikely Rumor would be seen competing at Crufts because under the new regulations her ‘straight topline’ would rule her out of contention.Phil Kellingley, from the campaign, said: “It is frankly unbelievable that a dog who won the most prestigious show in the US and holds over 100 international awards could not be in with a chance at Crufts.“It’s time the Kennel Club either enforced judging to the standard or seriously considered the separation of the GSD into two breeds: one with straight backs and one where the topline could be disregarded.”But the Kennel Club disputed Mr Kellingley’s claims. A spokesman said: “The dog that won the Westminster could of course be in with a chance at Crufts if it was entered.“Judges at shows must judge to the breed standard based on the dogs they see in front of them at the time of judging. Judges who ignore the breed standard will risk having future judging appointments rejected.” Three-year-old Cruaghaire Catoria, bred by Susan Cuthbert, from Fyfe, ScotlandCredit:Sandra Whyte A dog whose ‘deformed’ appearance at Crufts sparked a furious outcry would not be allowed to win the prestigious show this year after the introduction of tough new health standards, it can be revealed.Dogs can now only be exhibited if they can “stand freely and unsupported in any way, in structural balance while both rear pasterns are vertical”.The Kennel Club announced a series of measures aimed at tackling problems with the breeding of German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) after a public backlash over a decision to award a “best in breed” prize at last year’s Crufts to a German shepherd with an abnormally sloped back and a painful-looking out-of-step gait.Three-year-old Cruaghaire Catoria, bred by Susan Cuthbert, from Fife, Scotland, had a heavily sloping back that appeared to leave its hind legs at odds with the front of its body.Televised images of the dog prompted some viewers to describe it as “deformed”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Caroline Kisko, the secretary of the Kennel Club, said: “The breed standard was changed in 2016 to emphasise the importance of GSDs being capable of standing comfortably and calmly, freely and unsupported in any way.“Each GSD judge must understand their role, which includes proper control of the ring and adherence to KC regulations at all times. Judges who ignore the breed standard and/or allow double-handling will risk having future appointments rejected.”There was also a review of the German Shepherd guidelines for vets, to make sure “health and welfare concerns continue to be addressed”, said Ms Kisko.She added: “Our field officers have also visited GSD club championship shows to monitor the behaviour of the judges and exhibitors with, to date, no incidents of note reported.“This monitoring at breed club shows is ongoing as the KC works closely with show officials, judges and exhibitors for the mutual benefit of everyone concerned.”But some breeders are unhappy with the new rules.last_img read more


Ljuba Vranjes about EHF EURO 2014 Denmark is the biggest favorite for

handballLjuba VranjesLjubomir Vranjes One of the best handball coaches Ljubomir Vranjes talked for Balkan-Handball.com about EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark. He spoke about the Serbian team, who finished at 13th place, where he worked last June and made a great step forward for the “Eagles”. Vranjes has no doubt about the favorites. Four of them are in the semi-finals:– It’s true that media, experts, all of them made prediction about these four teams in semi-finals. They had a reason, because Spain, France, Denmark and Croatia are the best teams. Over 90% of all predictions speaking about Denmark as a new-old European champion – said Vranjes and added about the biggest positive surprises of the tournament in Denmark:– Austria has played nice handball with the current roster. Belarus was also positive surprise, as well as Sweden who mantain high level of form during tournament. France has showed once again that they can play TOP handball.The perfect combination for Vranjes looks like this…– Swedish defense, Danish counter-attack. In offense that would be mix of Spain and France.The biggest favorite to win the gold in Herning is…– Denmark – concluded Vranjes.Vranjes established his own brand of new handballs – www.vranjes17.com  ← Previous Story Hans Lindberg praises Duvnjak: He is the World’s best player” Next Story → Iceland finished fifth at EHF EURO 2014! read more


Pulsating thrilling battle in Manchester as Sergio Agueros equaliser frustrates Liverpool

first_img Source: Nick PottsCity’s clearest opening of the half saw Silva thrash the ball inches wide of the left-hand post after Mignolet had jutted out his left foot to fend off a drive from Sane.But the best chances of the first period were all Liverpool’s.An under-hit John Stones back-pass let in Sadio Mane, only for an authoritative sortie by goalkeeper Willy Caballero, allied to a subtle tug from Nicolas Otamendi, to save the day.Philippe Coutinho bent a shot just over, Matip headed wide at a free-kick and Caballero showed agility to claw away a Roberto Firmino curler and touch over a thumping Lallana volley.After Mane had seen a shot blocked by Stones, Liverpool went ahead in the sixth minute of the second half.Gael Clichy was penalised for a high, untidy challenge on Firmino as the Brazilian chested down Emre Can’s flighted pass and Milner swept the penalty into the bottom-left corner. Source: Nick PottsFirmino looked poised to double the visitors’ lead from Coutinho’s measured through ball, but Caballero stood up well to save.Eight minutes later it was all square as De Bruyne’s brilliantly measured cross from the right was unerringly dispatched by Aguero.Aguero looked poised to put City ahead in the 76th minute, but after a neat one-two with Sane he stumbled, De Bruyne scuffing the loose ball against the post.An increasingly end-to-end contest then spat out a glorious chance for Lallana, but from Firmino’s knock-down and with Mignolet’s goal at his mercy, he missed his kick.As the noise levels rose, Sterling and Aguero — twice — spurned late chances, but a draw felt an appropriate outcome.- © AFP, 2017As it happened: Man City v Liverpool, Premier LeagueDele Alli scores for 4th game on the trot as Spurs consolidate second By AFP Short URL Mar 19th 2017, 6:55 PM 19,355 Views 87 Comments https://the42.ie/3296121 Pulsating, thrilling battle in Manchester as Sergio Aguero’s equaliser frustrates Liverpool James Milner gave the Reds the lead only for the Argentine to reply with 20 minutes left. center_img Share3 Tweet Email Sunday 19 Mar 2017, 6:55 PM SERGIO AGUERO NETTED a 69th-minute equaliser in a gripping 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday to prevent Manchester City losing ground in the battle for a top-four Premier League finish.Liverpool looked poised to leapfrog City into third place after James Milner silenced the boos from fans of his former club to give the visitors the lead with a penalty early in the second half.But Aguero’s strike kept City a point above their rivals, who have played a game more, and provided a moment of solace after their mid-week Champions League elimination at Monaco’s hands.Both sides had chances to win the game in a breathless finale, Kevin De Bruyne hitting a post for City and Adam Lallana horribly miscuing with only the goalkeeper to beat.Pep Guardiola had come in for criticism after City’s 3-1 loss at Stade Louis II, but his side will approach back-to-back trips to Arsenal and Chelsea on the back of a seven-game unbeaten run in the league. Source: Martin RickettWhile Jurgen Klopp failed to become the first manager to do a league double over Guardiola, his Liverpool team are now unbeaten in 10 games against their fellow top-six sides this season.A rain-slicked pitch and two attack-minded teams made for a furious first half at the Etihad Stadium, characterised by City possession and Liverpool counter-attacks.City unambiguously targeted the flanks, Leroy Sane on the left and ex-Liverpool man Raheem Sterling on the right whipping a succession of low, pacy crosses across Simon Mignolet’s six-yard box.Twice, Aguero felt he had been unfairly impeded as he tried to get on the end of them, first by Joel Matip and then Ragnar Klavan.The latter incident, in the 43rd minute, also saw Sterling taken out by a despairing Milner as the pair stretched for David Silva’s low cross, with Fernandinho sliding the ball wide at the back post. Image: Martin Rickett Image: Martin Rickett Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more


Plus de 40 des Français ne se protègent pas assez contre le

first_imgPlus de 40% des Français ne se protègent pas assez contre le soleilD’après une enquête réalisée par l’observatoire Edifice et présentée mercredi au congrès Eurocancer à Paris, plus de 80% des Français protégeraient bien leurs enfants du soleil. Mais ils seraient encore 38% à ne pas se protéger ou rarement des rayons solaires.Alors que les vacances approchent à grand pas, c’est une étude d’importance qui vient d’être dévoilée au congrès Eurocancer tenu hier à Paris. Réalisée par l’observatoire Edifice et relayée par l’AFP, celle-ci déclenche une nouvelle fois l’alerte au sujet de la protection contre le soleil. En effet, selon l’enquête menée par téléphone du 28 septembre au 20 octobre 2011 sur un échantillon de 1.502 personnes âgées de 18 ans et plus, 38% des Français continueraient à ne pas se protéger ou rarement du soleil lorsqu’ils s’exposent. Un chiffre qui reste bien trop élevé pour les spécialistes.À lire aussiVitiligo : causes et traitement de cette maladie de la peauPlus en détail, l’enquête révèle également que seulement 43% des personnes interrogées déclarent utiliser systématiquement ou souvent de la crème solaire pour eux-mêmes dont 42% ne la renouvellent pas. En revanche, ils sont 87% à protéger leurs enfants par des vêtements, à 92% par un chapeau ou une casquette et à 84% avec une crème solaire dont l’application est renouvelée dans les trois-quart des cas. Les lunettes de soleil par contre ne sont citées que par 51% des personnes interrogées. Si ces chiffres tendent à rassurer en ce qui concerne les enfants, ils poussent les spécialistes à renouveler leurs conseils.Quel que soit l’âge, l’exposition aux rayons solaires est dangereuse pour la peau et s’avère même être un facteur de risque pour le mélanome, comme il a été rappelé le 24 mai dernier lors de la Journée nationale contre le cancer de la peau. Une telle exposition nécessite donc de prendre certaines précautions : de se protéger par de la crème solaire voire des vêtements mais aussi de ne pas s’exposer à certains moments de la journée où le soleil est particulièrement fort.Aujourd’hui, l’exposition au soleil continue d’être appréciée par les hommes, les personnes de moins de 40 ans, les célibataires, les personnes sans enfant et les catégories socio-professionnelles favorisées, d’après l’enquête. Mais la pratique du sport conduit également à un risque d’exposition au soleil plus élevé. Pour l’année 2011, l’Institut de veille sanitaire (InVS) évalue à 9.780 le nombre de nouveaux cas de mélanomes attendus. Le 21 juin 2012 à 12:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Sami Zayn returns to the ring on tonights 1223 WWE NXT

first_img Google+ The following is scheduled for tonight’s 12/23 WWE NXT on WWE Network:* Sami Zayn returns to in-ring action* The re-debut of Elias Sampson* Shoot Nation vs. The Vaudevillains vs. The Hype Bros. vs. Blake & MurphyCheck back later this week for a recap of NXT on Wrestleview.com. Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show center_img Facebook Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals WhatsApp Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Outlast_img read more


Klopp pleased with his 5 or 6 midfield options at Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discussed his midfield options ahead of their Premier League showdown with Manchester United on Sunday.The Reds were the last team to inflict a league defeat on United in what was Jose Mourinho’s final game in charge in December at Anfield in a 3-1 win.Now Liverpool will be looking for a similar result in order to return to the top of the Premier League table in what will be the first of three fixtures in the space of seven days.Therefore, rotations will be expected in the Liverpool team over the course of next week with Klopp able to count on plenty of options in his midfield.“I expect that the players just understand it. It’s a typical thing,” said Klopp on the club website.“I will not explain to everyone why they don’t start because they will all start games.“We don’t have to talk about Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain] at the moment because he needs a bit of time. He looks so good in training but we need to make him resistant for all the things that are coming up.“For all the others I expect them to understand it. You cannot always have three players in midfield and they play and I have to wrap them in cotton wool – ‘Oh come on please, don’t do this step and this step’ or ‘Oh you feel something, come off training.’“Now we have five or six players for midfield and that’s exactly how it should be.“Of course they cannot start all the time. If somebody makes a story of that, I’m not interested.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“If somebody is not happy with that, I’m OK but you have to be ready for the next game and the next game is coming on Wednesday. That’s just how it should be.“All credit to the boys because they always deal with it. I’m not in doubt that they will deal with that situation as well. Make yourself ready because we need to have these different options.”As for Sunday’s match, Virgil van Dijk will make a welcome return to the Reds line-up at Old Trafford after being suspended from Tuesday’s 0-0 Champions League draw against Bayern Munich.Dejan Lovren remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, but Xherdan Shaqiri could feature after making some progress in his recovery from a minor abdominal strain.The match between United and Liverpool will begin at 3:05 PM (CET) on Sunday.I M P A C T 🙌A sublime double from @XS_11official when we hosted @ManUtd earlier this season. 😍 pic.twitter.com/gZzyBwwMeI— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 22, 2019last_img read more