NEW YORK – The Warriors got the first and the last laugh.Draymond Green chuckled during Fergie’s bungled rendition of the national anthem before the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. After her ex-husband, Josh Duhamel, called Green a “prick” in a recent FS1 interview, the Warriors refused to apologize. Instead, they chuckled some more.Following Friday’s win over the Knicks, Green, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Jordan Bell, Damian Jones and Alfonzo McKinnie all danced to a remixed version of Fergie’s …
Unruly scenes were witnessed in the Haryana Assembly on Tuesday during the ongoing monsoon session as Leader of the Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala and Congress MLA Karan Singh Dalal were seen brandishing shoes at each other during a heated argument. While speaking during the discussion on BPL (below poverty line) cards being made in Haryana, Mr. Dalal allegedly made a derogatory remark, to which members of the ruling party strongly objected. Agriculture Minister O.P. Dhankar said that Mr. Dalal by using such derogatory language had abused the entire population of Haryana, “which was not tolerable at any cost”. Amid the uproar, the House proceeding was adjourned briefly by officiating Speaker Santosh Yadav. As the House resumed with Speaker Kanwar Pal Gujjar in the chair, Mr. Chautala stood and suggested that the BJP MLAs move a motion against Mr. Dalal, which he said the Indian National Lok Dal would support. Mr. Dalal reacted sharply, which led to heated exchange of words and abuses between both the leaders. Both the leaders were seen taking off their shoes and charging at each other. Marshals were called in to keep the leaders at bay. The Speaker then adjourned the House for ten minutes. After the House resumed, Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu moved the resolution for suspension of Mr. Dalal. The Speaker suspended Mr. Dalal from the House for a period of one year, as the ruling BJP and the INLD both supported the motion for his suspension. The Congress members protested against the suspension Mr. Dalal, accusing the BJP of misusing its majority in the House. Mr. Dalal, a five-time MLA terming his suspension illegal, said he would approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court to challenge the decision. “I sought a ruling from the Speaker whether the word used by me was ‘parliamentary or unparliamentary’. But the Speaker failed to give a ruling on it. The suspension is illegal, I’ll challenge it in the court,” said Mr. Dalal. Separately in the Assembly, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal announced that the government would reduce power tariff on monthly consumption of up to 200 units from ₹4.50 per unit to ₹2.50 per unit.
On the field at NTL it may sound a bit strange to hear an Irish accent controlling the game.But that voice would be Derek Fisher, a referee who has moved to Australia for 12 months. After 4 years of refereeing in Europe, he is now part of the premier competition in Australia, the X-Blades National Touch League.Derek took up refereeing because of the shortage of referees where he was playing in Germany, and it went from there.“I got into back in Germany because somebody had to do it,” Derek said.And four years on he is still doing it, and most importantly, enjoying it.“One of the things I enjoy about refereeing is that you’ve got a chance to shine as an individual and still have the team element there. But certainly with the accreditation system you (Australia) have, you can individual goals as well, that’s one of the things that is really good, and one of the most satisfying things.”Derek arrived in Australia in late November, and was refereeing at his first tournament, the NSW State Cup, within weeks. And he has been busy ever since, refereeing in several tournaments in his short amount of time in Australia. During his time as a referee, he has had the chance to travel around Europe. Even though the competition is small, it is widespread across the continent, resulting in him travelling a lot, especially in the past year.“Last year in April the comp was in Vienna, May was Berlin, in June we had a national training camp in Cologne, then July was Paris for the Euros, September was Cologne again and October was Frankfurt.” He is making the most of his time in Australia, trying to progress through the ranks. “The badging systems are different. You guys [in Australia] have six badges, where in Europe you have only got five…So at the moment I am a European three, which I got at last Euros. I am going for my red badge while I am here.”Derek says that the quality of touch is much higher in Australia, which is understandable due to the fact that touch in Europe is still progressing. “To give you a feel for it, most of the sides that are here today, the Open’s sides, would knock over the [international] teams back home… The gap can only get closer.”And touch players will hear this accent around for the next eight months, as he is staying in Australia until November, before heading back to Europe in time for the 2010 Euro’s.
Touch Football Australia (TFA) advised today the appointment of Chief Operating Officer, Jamie O’Connor.Jamie joins TFA after a highly successful period as CEO of QLD Touch Football with a legacy of significant strategic outcomes for the sport in Queensland.Jamie is well positioned to foster and grow Touch Football Australia ‘s strategic alliance with the NRL and support the outcomes of the 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan.As COO, Jamie will form part of the Executive Leadership Team and will work with senior management in the strategic development of Touch Football nationally with federated and alliance states, affiliates and all related stakeholders.Jamie joins TFA in January 2018, excited by the prospects of the sport and the opportunity to play a key role in the success of the 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan.For media release, click here.For more information, please contact Steve Mitchell (CEO) – firstname.lastname@example.org
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson: We can’t win 5-0 every weekby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Andy Robertson believes his side will have to grind out wins if they wish to claim the Premier League trophy.The Reds were slightly fortuitous to defeat Sheffield United, as they nabbed a 1-0 win thanks to a goalkeeping mistake from Dean Henderson.However, Robertson thinks that it is not possible for the Reds to defeat every side 4-0 or 5-0.He told the club’s official website after the narrow success: “Look, you can’t win 4-0, 5-0 every single week by playing beautiful football and everyone claps you off the park because they’ve been given a show.”When you’re not at your best and the other team are putting you under pressure then it’s important to get the win.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: I know fans were getting frustratedby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard knows fans were frustrated during their 1-0 win over Newcastle United.A Marcos Alonso goal overcame a difficult opposition side and made it five wins in a row for the Blues.Lampard said: “The second half was the most pleasing thing. It was a good test for us today. We changed things a little in the second half and we showed a little more flexibility and creativity.”We were upbeat, we had urgency, the tempo was good, and that got us the win.”We want to score goals. You can see the fans – I think they’re happy with what they’re seeing at the moment. We want more.”If we want to keep moving up, we can do better. So far this season, though, things are going well.”On Ross Barkley’s injury, he added: “It’s an ankle injury. We need to assess it and see how bad it is.”
Producer Harvey Weinstein was honored this week by The Survivor Mitzvah Project (SMP) as the recipient of the 2015 TRUTH TO POWER AWARD honoring exceptional individuals who challenge prejudice, intolerance and injustice through the power of ideas.Presenters Frances Fisher, Ron Rifkin, Valerie Harper, Charles Grodin, Zane Buzby, David EigenbergCredit/Copyright: Picasa“This award is given to Mr. Weinstein for his body of work depicting WWII and the Holocaust in multiple award-winning films such as Life Is Beautiful, The Reader, and Inglorious Basterds. Among filmmakers, it stands alone as a remarkable achievement. In an age where we are witnessing books being burned and films being banned, it is important to honor individuals such Harvey Weinstein, who continue to tell the story of the darkest days of human history, while enriching our lives,” said SMP founder, television director and CNN Hero, Zane Buzby.The Survivor Mitzvah Project, a humanitarian effort, delivers emergency aid to thousands of elderly Holocaust survivors in urgent need. SMP promotes the ideals of free speech and tolerance, via its nationwide program, “The Stars Come Out For Survivors”, a series of readings of Holocaust testimony by award-winning actors, including Ed Asner, Elliott Gould, Charles Grodin, Frances Fisher, Valerie Harper, Ron Rifkin, David Eigenberg and others. In NYC, the SMP brought the Hollywood and New York creative communities together as actors, musicians, writers and filmmakers from Broadway, film, television and the music industry joined together to stand against genocide and intolerance, whether it be religious, racial or gender based.At the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, actor Elliott Gould, a west coast participant, said, “It’s a privilege to participate in The Survivor Mitzvah Project, to aid the remaining isolated and forgotten survivors, and to make sure we never forget the horror of the Holocaust.”Zane Buzby adds, “it is 70 years since the end of the war. Harvey Weinstein, through his extraordinary contribution to the world of film, makes us remember our humanity in the face of evil, and therefore impacts our lives.”See “The Stars Come Out for Survivors” here.You can donate online to help elderly Holocaust survivors at: www.survivormitzvah.org, or send checks to:The Survivor Mitzvah Project2658 Griffith Park Blvd., Ste. # 299Los Angeles, CA 90039.100% of donations go directly into the hands of an elderly survivor in need.Source:www.survivormitzvah.org
TOKYO — Kyodo News agency says a Japanese court has approved extending the detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days.The Japanese news agency said Friday that the Tokyo District Court has approved prosecutors’ request to keep Ghosn until Dec. 10.Ghosn was arrested on Nov. 19 by Tokyo prosecutors on suspicion he falsified his financial reports. His first 10 days in custody expires at the end of Friday.Kyodo said the court also approved a 10-day detention extension for another former Nissan executive, Greg Kelly, also arrested on suspicion of collaborating in the alleged underreporting of Ghosn’s renumerations.Brazilian-born Ghosn, sent in by alliance partner Renault SA of France, has led a dramatic turnaround at Nissan over the last two decades, rescuing Nissan from near-bankruptcy.The Associated Press
Fez – Three people were killed in accident on Friday at Ain Kansara, 20 km away from Fez, local authorities said, according to MAP. The victims, all teachers from the province of Taounat, perished when their car collided with a truck. The fourth passenger, also a teacher, was badly wounded and rushed to the Fez Hassan II hospital center, the same source added.The latest provisional statistics released by the Ministry of Equipment, Transportation and Logistics last February, show that 3,705 people were killed in road accidents in 2013. The number of road accidents increased by 1.4% in 2013 compared to 2012. With MAP
After disappointing finishes at the Big Ten Championships on Oct. 30, the Ohio State men’s and women’s cross country teams are working to improve on running in tighter packs as championship season presses on. The Buckeyes will run at the Great Lakes Regional Championships on Nov. 12 in Toledo, Ohio, and coaches from both the men’s and women’s teams attribute their teams’ poor performances at the Big Ten Championships to a big gap between their first and fifth runners. The coaches said that will need to improve at the regional meet in order for OSU to score better. “I’d like to see us get five to six guys on a 20-second spread,” said Robert Gary, OSU men’s head coach. OSU women’s assistant coach Chris Neal expressed similar thoughts for the women. “We just need to clean up the tail end of our pack more than anything,” he said. At the Big Ten Championships, both teams had spreads bigger than they would have liked. The men had a 28-second spread from their No. 1 to No. 5 runner, and the women had a 1:20 gap. The large spreads led to OSU finishing fifth in the men’s race and ninth in the women’s. Women’s runner, junior Tori Brink, said having a small spread at the Great Lakes Regional Championships will be key to the Buckeyes running well. Brink finished first for OSU at the Big Ten Championships, in 23rd place, covering the 6K-course in 20:55. “That’d be completely important at the regional meet,” she said. “Having our fourth and fifth runners being closer to our one, two and three would bring our team’s points down lower and allow us to get a higher place.” Taylor Williams, a redshirt senior on the men’s team, said he would like to see his team have a smaller spread, but not too much needs to improve for OSU to finish high at regionals. “I don’t think we change much and I think the team is still motivated,” he said. At the Great Lakes Regional Championships, OSU will be running against a number of teams they have competed against this season. Big Ten champion, the No. 1-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, and No. 7 Indiana highlight the men’s field, with No. 12 Michigan State leading the women’s field after winning its second-straight Big Ten championship. The teams competing will be vying for a top-two finish, which results in an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championships. At-large bids to nationals can be given to teams that do not finish in the top-two but have performed well all season.