Flores, Mets Beat Phils in 10, 5-4

first_imgNEW YORK — Wilmer Flores’ bat is beginning to make up for his glove.Flores singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning for his second huge hit in two days, giving the New York Mets a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on May 26.“You’re starting to see a guy who is going to start swinging the bat like we know he can, and he’s going to put up some offensive numbers that people are going to be pretty impressed by,” Manager Terry Collins said.The Mets improved to 19-6 at Citi Field, the best home start in team history, after Jacob deGrom and the bullpen blew a three-run lead in the eighth. They have won seven consecutive series against the Phillies, beating their NL East rivals 19 times in the past 24 meetings.Juan Lagares led off the 10th with a single against Jeanmar Gomez (0-1) before Elvis Araujo walked Lucas Duda. Daniel Murphy grounded into a double play, but Michael Cuddyer walked and Flores lined a single to left-center.“I faced the guy before. I was looking for a breaking ball,” Flores said. “He threw it and I was ready for it.”Flores, who has nine errors at shortstop, also delivered a tying sacrifice fly in the eighth. He snapped a sixth-inning tie May 25 with a three-run homer, sending New York to a 6-3 win in the series opener. “I’m right where I want to be,” he said.Jeurys Familia (1-0) worked two scoreless innings, his longest outing since last June, with the help of a strong throw by rookie catcher Kevin Plawecki to nab a runner trying to steal.Maikel Franco capped a four-run rally in the eighth with a two-out RBI single against Carlos Torres that gave the Phillies a 4-3 lead.“Big moment for him,” Manager Ryne Sandberg said. “It was good to see him come through there.”Philadelphia got five straight hits in the inning, and the Mets used four pitchers. Ben Revere hit a two-run triple off rookie reliever Hansel Robles and scored on Freddy Galvis’ single through a drawn-in infield.New York responded in the bottom half with Flores’ sacrifice fly against Ken Giles following a leadoff walk to Duda and Murphy’s double.Franco kept it tied with an outstanding play at third base on a slow roller by rookie pinch-hitter Darrell Ceciliani.Working on another dazzling start at Citi Field, deGrom was cruising along with a 3-0 lead in the eighth before consecutive one-out singles put a Phillies runner on second base for the first time all night.But everything he accomplished in 105 pitches was undone by Robles in four.Last season’s NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom struck out nine and walked none. He has not allowed an extra-base hit in 25 1/3 innings.The slim right-hander retired his final 23 batters in his previous start against St. Louis, throwing eight shutout innings of one-hit ball that left him 10-1 with a 1.19 ERA and 94 strikeouts in his past 12 outings at home.New York scored three times off Jerome Williams with two outs in the third after deGrom beat out a double-play ball. Duda beat the shift with an RBI single, and Cuddyer broke his bat on a two-run single with the count 0-2.“You just have to live with that, but I think it all could have been prevented with the walks,” said Williams, who issued two of his four free passes in the inning.“I didn’t know deGrom was that fast. He got down that line pretty good.”(MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Knicks Wallop Sixers, 99-87

first_imgNEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis soared, Jahlil Okafor sat.At this point, the New York Knicks must be pleased with the way things went in the NBA draft.Porzingis had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Knicks to a 99-87 victory Dec. 2 over the Philadelphia 76ers, who played without the suspended rookie they took one pick ahead of Porzingis.Porzingis had his ninth double-double of the season, tops among rookies and sixth in the NBA. His 6-of-10 performance included 2-for-2 shooting from 3-point range and a fourth-quarter dunk when he blew by Nerlens Noel on the perimeter.Sixers coach Brett Brown, an Australian who coached internationally for years, said Porzingis’ combination of skills reminded him of players such as Dirk Nowitzki and Toni Kukoc.“That’s a hell of a good pick and I think that his upside is going to be kind of whatever he wants it to be,” Brown said.Knicks coach Derek Fisher sees the same unlimited potential.“I think it’s a blank canvas and he can be as great as he wants to be,” Fisher said.The 76ers selected Okafor third, and Porzingis went next to New York. Based on the Latvian’s impressive play on the court and Okafor’s troubles off it, the Knicks must have no regrets.A night after winning for the first time this season, the 76ers suspended their leading scorer after the release of a second video provided details of his fight in Boston he hadn’t revealed to them.Philadelphia attempted 30 3-pointers and made just nine, turning more toward a perimeter game without the 17.2 points per game Okafor provides.“I could definitely tell they were missing somebody and that was him,” Porzingis said.Brown had spoken to Okafor after the release of the first video on TMZ showed him fighting in Boston on the night of a loss to the Celtics last month. Brown said he was surprised by what he saw in the new one.“As far as the play-by-play of what happened, he did not go into that,” Brown said. “Today we learned more and the thing I do say is when I spent time with Jahlil in his room today, he is ashamed, he’s embarrassed and this has caught him off guard.”Hollis Thompson scored 13 points for the 76ers, who ended their record-tying 0-18 start and their 28-game skid dating to last season that was the longest in major U.S. professional sports with a 103-91 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 2.Arron Afflalo added 13 points for the Knicks, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Carmelo Anthony, back after missing a game with an illness, scored 12 points and shot 5-for-16.The Knicks never trailed and put six players in double figures.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Real Madrid beats Reds in rematch of Championship Game

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares MADRID (EUROLEAGUE). In the Game of the Week, Real Madrid bested Olympiacos Piraeus 84-72 at home in the Barclaycard Center, on the same floor where it beat the same Reds in last season’s championship game to lift the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title. Madrid improved to 3-2 in Group F, while Olympiacos dropped its third consecutive game and now holds a 2-3 record. The lead swung back and forth in the first half before Real Madrid made a 12-2 run to end the second quarter and go into halftime with a 41-35 dge. After the break, it was first Sergio Rodriguez that fueled a 13-0 third quarter run with a pair of three-pointers, before Sergio Llull took over in the fourth quarter, scoring 11 of his 18 points in the finals six minutes of the game to seal the deal. Llull also dished 7 assists, while Gustavo Ayon collected 11 points and 10 rebounds. Felipe Reyes and Rodriguez also scored 11 apiece and Andres Nocioni chipped in with 10 for the champs. Othello Hunter amassed 14 points and 11 assists for Olympiacos. Daniel Hackett also netted 14 points and Ioannis Papapetrou scored 12 in defeat.First quarter: Teams trade leadsTo start the scoring, Llull made a pair of free throws and drove the lane for a layup. Matt Lojeski, back after missing six games, hit a triple for Olympiacos, but Rodriguez made a tough runner, then assisted Reyes for an easy layup and an 8-3 start. The visitors used defense to facilitate offense, using Madrid’s turnovers to get fastbreak layups from Vangelis Mantzaris and Lojeski to get within 1. Hunter and Jeffrey Taylor traded baskets inside, before Ioannis Papapetrou hit from long range to tie things at 12-12. K.C. Rivers scored from close range, before Hackett and Andres Nocioni traded threes to make it 17-15. However, free throws from Papapetrou and Hackett in the final 70 seconds of the quarter made it 17-19 after 10 minutes.Second quarter: Madrid makes late run to lead at halftimeJaycee Carroll knocked down a triple, and Willy Hernangomez scored inside for Madrid, before Lojeski drove for a layup to make it 22-22. Carrol nailed another three, and Hernangomez added a tip-in, however, Georgios Printezis hit a triple and made a tip-in, giving the Reds a slim 27-28 lead. Trey Thompkins made a short fadaway jumper, but Hackett dished a pass for a dunk by Milutinov, then Hackett buried a triple to give Olympiacos a 29-33 advantage. After a timeout, Madrid replied with Ayon inside scoring outside, and Carroll hitting his third shot of the quarter from the outside to make it 34-33. After an Olympiacos timeout, Ayon had a basket inside, and after Hunter scored a put-back for the visitors, Reyes nailed a triple, then got a favorable bounce on an open mid-range jumper, capping a 12-2 run and making it 41-35 at halftime.Third quarter: Rodriguez fuels Madrid’s runRodriguez made a step-back jumper to open an 8-point margin, but Strawberry hit a corner three-pointer, and Milutinov banked one in from close range to get Olympiacos within 43-40. Reyes answered with a put-back, and after a span of two minutes without a basket, Rodriguez knocked down a triple in transition to open an 8-point advantage. After an Olympiacos timeout, Rodriguez buried a shot from way downtown for the first double digit lead of the game. Lull followed with a three of his own and then ran a fast break only to dish it for a Reyes layup and 56-40. Papapetrou snapped a 13-0 run with a huge dunk in the lane over Ayon, but Ayon made a floater of the glass on the other end, before free throws from Rodriguez and Rivers opened a 61-43 margin. The visitors scored only one field goal in exactly seven minutes before Mantzaris drove for a layup. Rivers scored from close range for the hosts, and Hunter made a pair of free throws to make it 63-48 after three quarters.Fourth quarter: Llull scores 11 to ice the gamePapapetrou made a long jumper, and Spanoulis fed Printezis with a nifty pass and an easy layup, which cut the deficit to 63-52. Madrid needed almost three minutes to score before Nocioni hustled for a put-back, and Ayon followed it with a second-chance three-point play to make it 68-52. Hackett hit a jumper with his toes on a three-point line, but Llull bettered it, banking in a high-arching acrobatic triple to give Madrid a 71-55 cushion midway through the fourth. A minute later, Llull hit another tough triple, this one from the right corner, opening a 19-point lead. Hackett hit his third three-pointer, and Hunter had a pair of baskets inside in a 0-7 run. After a Madrid timeout, and with a game winding down, Nocioni and Papapetrou traded shots from downtown, before Llull nailed a mid-range jumper to make it 79-65. Hunter made a reverse layup for the Reds, and Mantzaris knocked down a three-pointer that helped visitors get within 81-72 in the final minute. Lull rounded out the scoring, driving for a layup-plus-foul to make it a 12-point margin at the end.last_img read more

Kylian Mbappé favourite to win second Golden Boy award

first_imgThank you for your feedback. Hide Show Liverpool The Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of only three English players on the shortlist, along with Everton’s Tom Davies and the Manchester City teenager Phil Foden but there is no place for Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho or Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon. Diego Dalot, who joined Manchester United in the summer for £19m, is the only other Premier League player to make the list – a significant reduction on last year’s nine in total.Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling are the only English winners having picked up the prize in 2004 and 2014 respectively.Other winners include Lionel Messi (2005), Sergio Agüero (2007) and Paul Pogba (2013).The 40-man list will be reduced to 20 next month, with the winners announced in December. You can vote for your choice here. Manchester United Was this helpful? Kylian Mbappé is the favourite to become the first player to win two Golden Boy awards after the France forward was named on the 40-strong shortlist to decide Europe’s best young player.Organised by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport and awarded to Europe’s most impressive player under the age of 21, the Golden Boy award was founded in 2003 and relates to performances across a calendar year not a season, with the winner decided by a panel of 30 journalists.Mbappé, who beat his France teammate Ousmane Dembélé and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford to win the prize last year, was also crowned the best young player at the 2018 World Cup and is expected to see off competition from Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund, the Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and Roma’s Justin Kluivert. Share on Facebook Reuse this content Soccer Share on LinkedIn The shortlistTrent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool); Kelvin Amian (Toulouse); Houssem Aouar (Lyon); Musa Barrow (Atalanta); Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord); Josip Brekalo (Wolfsburg); Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan); Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb); Tom Davies (Everton);  Matthijs De Ligt (Ajax); Moussa Diaby (PSG); Diogo Dalot (Manchester United); Moussa Djenepo (Standard Liege); Ritsu Doan (Groningen); Eder Militao (Porto); Odsonne Edouard (Celtic); Evander (Midtjylland);  Phil Foden (Manchester City); Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund); Amadou Haidara (Red Bull Salzburg); Joao Felix (Benfica); Jota (Benfica); Jovane Cabral (Sporting CP) Dejan Joveljic (Red Star Belgrade); Boubacar Kamara (Marseille); Moise Kean (Juventus); Jules Keita (Dijon); Justin Kluivert (Roma); Alban Lafont (Fiorentina); Manu Garcia (Toulouse); Kylian Mbappé (PSG); Pietro Pellegri (Monaco); Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund); Marcelo Saracchi (RB Leipzig); Ismaila Sarr (Rennes); Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig); Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid); Moussa Wagué (Barcelona); Timothy Weah (PSG); Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma)center_img Share on Pinterest Everton Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Photograph: Hoogte/REX/Shutterstock/Rex Features Manchester City Topics news Share on Messenger Quick guide Golden Boy 2018 nominees Share via Emaillast_img read more

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Michigan’s 2015 Recruiting Class

first_imgJim Harbaugh interviewed on ESPNU.Jim Harbaugh has wrapped up his first recruiting class at the University of Michigan. The Wolverines finalized their 2015 class on Wednesday, National Signing Day. Here’s everything you need to know about Michigan’s 2015 class: The class ranks No. 38 in the country, No. 6 in the Big Ten, by 247 Sports. There are 14 players in the class, three of whom are from the state of Michigan. The class includes six 4-stars and eight 3-stars. The players are from Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Alabama and Pennsylvania. Harbaugh thanked former Michigan coach Brady Hoke during a National Signing Day interview. Harbaugh referenced pickles and squirting while discussing his recruiting efforts. Here are some of the things Harbaugh had to say about his 2015 class: Harbaugh says Michigan’s class is “humble” but also winners.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 4, 2015Harbaugh: All freshmen “have the license and ability to” play right now. “There’s no guarantees, only opportunities.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 4, 2015Harbaugh on the QBs: “They have a desire to compete in the classroom and on the field … I really like those kind of guys.”— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 4, 2015Harbaugh says “it’s possible” more players could join Michigan’s 2015 class.— Josh Newkirk (@JoshNewkirk7) February 4, 2015And here’s Michigan’s full, 14-man class, courtesy of 247 Sports: last_img read more

Benzema to avoid surgery on injured finger

first_imgKarim Benzema will avoid an operation on his injured finger, Goal understands, as medical tests have shown the injury should heal with a protective splint.The Frenchman sustained the injury in his side’s 2-1 victory over Real Betis on January 13, when he went down near the end of the first half following a collision with Marc Bartra.While he was diagnosed with a fracture to his finger, Benzema managed to suit up and play the entire match on Saturday against Sevilla, with Real Madrid winning 2-0. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? However, the decision on whether to operate was still up in the air. Part of the test would be his comfort level in the match against Sevilla, and Benzema was able to get through the game wearing a splint without any major issues.However, the second factor would be medical tests performed once the swelling in the finger had dissipated. And those tests carried out after the game have been even more positive than expected.The results revealed the Real Madrid striker has primarily suffered a soft tissue injury as a result of the dislocation that occurred when he fell awkwardly during the match against Betis.So while an operation was considered a possibility before, it is now deemed to be unnecessary to heal the injury.Instead, it will suffice to protect Benzema’s little finger with a splint during the next month.Though Madrid were always optimistic about Benzema’s injury, they are relieved at the test results and are no longer concerned by the situation.The club have a busy schedule upcoming, with midweek Copa del Rey matches the next two weeks and the Champions League last-16 first leg against Ajax to be played February 13.Benzema has already enjoyed a more productive season in La Liga than his previous campaign, having netted seven times this season compared to only five the entirety of last season. He has also added another three goals this season in the Champions League.last_img read more

College GameDay Staff Makes Week 2 Picks For 2019 Season

first_img Here are the picks for Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Corso and McConaughey.USF vs. Georgia TechDesmond Howard: Georgia TechMatthew McConaughey: USFLee Corso: Georgia TechKirk Herbstreit: Georgia TechBYU vs. TennesseeDesmond Howard: TennesseeMatthew McConaughey: BYULee Corso: TennesseeKirk Herbstreit: TennesseeOhio State vs. CincinnatiDesmond Howard: Ohio StateMatthew McConaughey: Ohio StateLee Corso: Ohio StateKirk Herbstreit: Ohio StateArmy vs. MichiganDesmond Howard: MichiganMatthew McConaughey: MichiganLee Corso: MichiganKirk Herbstreit: MichiganSyracuse vs. MarylandDesmond Howard: SyracuseMatthew McConaughey: MarylandLee Corso: SyracuseKirk Herbstreit: SyracuseNebraska vs. ColoradoDesmond Howard: ColoradoMatthew McConaughey: ColoradoLee Corso: NebraskaKirk Herbstreit: NebraskaUCF vs. FAUDesmond Howard: UCFMatthew McConaughey: UCFLee Corso: UCFKirk Herbstreit: UCFMiami vs. UNCDesmond Howard: MiamiMatthew McConaughey: UNCLee Corso: MiamiKirk Herbstreit: MiamiStanford vs. USCDesmond Howard: StanfordMatthew McConaughey: USCLee Corso: StanfordKirk Herbstreit: USCClemson vs. Texas A&MDesmond Howard: ClemsonMatthew McConaughey: ClemsonLee Corso: ClemsonKirk Herbstreit: ClemsonLSU vs. TexasDesmond Howard: LSUMatthew McConaughey: TexasLee Corso: LSUKirk Herbstreit: No pick, calling gameTexas and LSU will kick off at 7:30 PM ET. ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit.NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit is seen during ESPN’s College GameDay show at Times Square on September 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)College GameDay was in Austin, Texas this week ahead of the big matchup between the Longhorns and the LSU Tigers. Just before Noon, per usual, the staff made its picks for the biggest games of the weekend.This week’s celebrity guest picker was Texas superfan (and movie star) Matthew McConaughey. As you’d imagine, he took the Longhorns to upset the Tigers in the game of the week.WWE star The Undertaker, also a Texas fan, stopped by earlier in the show as well. Texas was well-represented from a celebrity standpoint on Saturday.As for Lee Corso, he went with LSU to score the win on the road.last_img read more

Retro Refrigerator: The Smeg FAB28U

first_imgAs we all know, the ‘50s are back and as stylish as ever — so why not let your kitchen hop on the bandwagon with the Smeg FAB28U refrigerator. The sleek Smeg FAB28U is probably the most fashionable way to keep your food cool, with its retro stylings.“The idea behind it was to create an emotional product,” said SMEG spokeswoman Francesca Piazza. “Something that is not only a fridge but a versatile appliance that could be fun and inspirational and gives personality to the environment where it is.”You also may recognize the Smeg FAB28U from the big screen. Invented in 1997, the Smeg FAB28U quickly pushed its way ahead of the curb, earning Hollywood status as it made its way into movies like Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Surrogates, Terminator 3, Something Borrowed, The Change Up and more.Slick and versatile, Smeg makes a whole line of retro ‘50s-inspired fridges in a rainbow of colors. Lime green to match your kitchen? They have one in that shade. How about orange to give it a pop of color? Check. Or red to go with your mixer? They have that too. Sadly, if you’re in the U.S., the only Smeg refrigerator available is the FAB28U.For more information, visit smeg50sstyle.com. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches How to Care for Your Houseplants in the Winter The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us The 200-Horsepower Vanquish Vanqraft VQ16 Is a Boat-Sized Jet Ski last_img read more

Bridge Award Honours Local Emerging Producer

first_imgHalifax producer Preston Hudson is one step closer to creating his next film for television as Film Nova Scotia and CBC Television awarded him the 2010 Bridge Award. A panel of industry professionals chose Mr. Hudson’s Heart of Rhyme for the award that provides up-and-coming talent a chance to produce a program for broadcast in the Atlantic region. “I feel privileged to be the recipient of this award and I am happy to share this accomplishment with my writer and director Cory Bowles, director of photography Jeff Wheaton and the many others who have worked hard to get the project to this point,” said Mr. Hudson. “I know the history of this award and what doors will be opened to us because of it.” Heart of Rhyme tells the story of Saxton Mahoney, an elderly man who receives a heart transplant. After the surgery, when he finds himself with the power to see rhythms and an unexplained skill for rapping, he decides he must seek out the origin of his donor. The project will receive $20,000 in equity funding from Film Nova Scotia and an equal amount, in licences and services, from the CBC, which will broadcast the project. More information on the CBC/Film Nova Scotia Bridge Award can be found at www.film.ns.ca/programs_bridgeaward.asp .last_img read more

Centre invites Delhi to join Ayushman Bharat scheme

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Centre Friday ‘invited’ the Delhi government to join its Ayushman Bharat scheme to help the poor get benefits of the health protection programme. Responding to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha during the Question Hour, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Chaubey said 17 hospitals in Delhi — 12 in the private sector and five government run — are empanelled in the scheme. “People from outside are getting treatment in Delhi. But people in Delhi are not able to avail the benefits,” said the minister. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkManoj Tiwari, who is also Delhi BJP chief, raised the issue alleging that while the Delhi government has not joined the scheme, its Mohalla Clinics have failed to deliver due to corruption. He asked the minister whether the Centre can intervene. Chaubey said, so far 33 states have signed agreements to be part of the scheme. In the last week, calling the Centre’s healthcare plan Ayushman Bharat Yojana a “white elephant”, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the crisis brought about by Bihar’s Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has raised questions on the level of preparedness and the effectiveness of health schemes being run by the Central government. The Delhi government has not yet given its approval for being part of the health insurance scheme which aims to provide a coverage of Rs 5 lakh per family annually and benefit more than 10 crore poor families across India. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsUnder the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (AB-PMJAY), the government aims to provide health protection cover to 50 crore poor people. So far, about 26 lakh poor patients have benefited from the scheme by availing treatment in hospitals. At a recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that he would examine the possibility of integrating Ayushman Bharat programme with the Delhi governments health scheme. “Ayushman Bharat was briefly discussed. Informed Honble PM that Delhi Govts Delhi Health scheme is much bigger and wider in scope. However, assured him to examine if Ayushman Bharat scheme cud also be integrated into our scheme (sic), the Delhi CM said in a series of tweets after meeting Modi.last_img read more

Tori Stafford rally sidetracked by complaints on carbon tax budget deficits

first_imgOTTAWA – A rally on Parliament Hill meant to protest the transfer of a child-killer from a prison to an Indigenous healing lodge veered quickly into complaints about the national carbon tax, veterans’ benefits and the federal deficit.Terri-Lynne McClintic pleaded guilty in 2010 to first-degree murder in the killing of eight-year-old Victoria (Tori) Stafford and was sentenced to life in prison. Her move from a prison to a healing lodge meant to help rehabilitate Indigenous offenders has become a cause among critics of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government.Demonstrators at the protest wore purple and chanted “justice for Tori” and “send her back,” as Stafford’s family looked on.Colin Saunders, a speaker at the rally who identified himself as a veteran, encouraged the crowd to call Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and tell her they don’t support murderers going to healing lodges.But he quickly veered off topic.“Even Parliamentary Protective Services are working with no contract right now. No contract,” he said. The crowd of about 50 people started booing.“Shameful!” someone in the crowd cried.“Shameful,” Saunders agreed. “So is it any surprise there’s no justice for Tori?”He also raised the Trudeau government’s plan to charge polluters for carbon-dioxide emissions: “Carbon tax…right? Robbing from the poor and giving to the rich. He’s the anti-Robin Hood.”Conservative MPs Tony Clement, Rachael Harder, Pierre Poilievre and Harold Albrecht also braved the cold for the event, but stuck closer to the script.“When Conservatives talk about justice we know it’s also justice for Tori,” said Clement. After the next election, he said, “we will send (McClintic) back.”Tori Stafford’s father Rodney said he didn’t want McClintic’s transfer from a prison to a healing lodge to be mired in partisan politics, but believes the issue has to become political to effect change.“I’ve got no choice. They made it political by not acting on it,” he said of the Liberals.The 2009 murder in southwestern Ontario, by McClintic and her then boyfriend Michael Rafferty, shocked Canadians from coast to coast. Her body wasn’t found for three months after she was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and killed with blows from a hammer. In separate proceedings, McClintic and Rafferty were both sentenced to life in prison without any chance of parole for 25 years.Ontario Premier Doug Ford sent out a video statement at the same time as the rally, saying the federal government should put McClintic back in a traditional prison.“Wish I could be there with you today Rodney, to demand justice for Tori. Her murderers should be in prison for the rest of their lives,” Ford wrote in a follow-up tweet.Doreen Graichen, Tori Stafford’s grandmother, said the rally on the Hill meant a lot to her family.“It doesn’t get any easier as time goes by,” she said.Graichen said Canadians are friendly people but they’re passive. “I think they’re too passive on this issue.”Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s office said he received the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada’s report on the review she conducted of McClintic’s transfer and he will consider the policy recommendations in the report.last_img read more

Jay Leno To Take The Stage At Evening To Foster Dreams Gala

first_imgLegendary comedian Jay Leno will be taking the stage to benefit CASA of Los Angeles at its 3rd Annual Evening to Foster Dreams Gala.The fundraising dinner, which will take place on May 12, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, is held to honor community leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to children, including children who have been abused or neglected and are in foster care. Rubicon Project is the event Underwriter.Jay Leno, best known for his decades of excellence hosting The Tonight Show, has a long history of supporting children’s causes, including the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.“We are thrilled that Jay Leno has agreed to participate in our event,” said Lou Lucido, Gala Chair and COO of DoubleLine. “Seeing a true American comedy icon perform is a golden lining to an already incredible evening that will help a lot of children in foster care. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for CASA and our supporters.”Former California Secretary for Education and Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan will be presented with the Robert Morrison Community Service Award for his philanthropy and commitment to education, and capital project management firm Jensen + Partners and ZGF Architects LLP will be honored with the Bob Frandzel Memorial Award. Long-time CASA volunteer Renne Bilson will be presented with the CASA Lifetime Achievement Award. Father Greg Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, will also receive special recognition. NBC4 Southern California weathercaster Fritz Coleman will serve as emcee.One million dollars was raised at the 2014 event, and 750 people attended. All proceeds of the event benefit CASA’s programs of advocacy and support for abused and neglected children in Los Angeles County’s foster care system.Additional information and tickets and sponsorship packages for the Evening to Foster Dreams Gala are available through CASA/LA’s website at casala.org.last_img read more

Nicki Minaj And Post Malone Headline 2018 MADE IN AMERICA Festival

first_imgMADE IN AMERICA, the Jay-Z curated two-day music festival and staple of Labor Day Weekend, returns to Philadelphia for a seventh year.Made In America 2018A primary goal of MADE IN AMERICA is to have a positive impact on the communities involved. Since the inaugural two-day concert in 2012, the event has generated $31.9 million in economic impact for the city. This year, the festival, produced by Roc Nation, will continue to benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania as well as United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.Abercrombie & Fitch, Citi, and Puma’s commitments to the arts, as well as the community, make each a perfect fit with MADE IN AMERICA. The festival not only honors artists and music lovers, but it also benefits organizations that are vital to accomplishing much needed positive work.Who: 
Headliners Nicki Minaj and Post Malone are joined by Meek Mill, Diplo, Zedd, Miguel, Janelle Monáe, Alessia Cara, Fat Joe, 6lack, Belly, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich The Kid, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, Louis The Child, Tchami, Lil B, Gunna, Snakehips, Juice WRLD, BlocBoy JB, SOB x RBE, Sheck Wes, SAINt JHN, Jay Park, Saweetie, A$AP Twelvyy, Cashemere Cat, Jai Wolf, TOKiMONSTA, Preme, White Reaper, Clairo, Show Me The Body, Code Orange, Turnstile, Saba, Anna Lunoe, Driver Era, Bloodpop, Injury Reserve, Hobo Johnson & The LoveMakers, Davido, Shoreline Mafia, Elohim, Lost Kings, Forth Wanderers, Kweku Collins, Odie, Maxo Kream, Armani White, Amara La Negra, Buzzy Lee, Mir Fontane, Trouble, JPEGMAFIA, Tyla Yaweh, City Morgue, Louis Futon, Lophiile, Wicca Phase Spring Eternal, Orion Sun and Zahsosaa.When:
Saturday, September 1, 2018 Sunday, September 2, 2018Where:
Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA and for those unable to attend, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, will livestream the festival on TIDAL.comTicket Purchase:
Continuing its commitment to bringing fans closer to their favorite artists, TIDAL members will have access to a special presale beginning on Monday, June 4th at 2:00pm ET. Members can find details for purchasing tickets via their TIDAL account. Those who sign up for TIDAL to access presale will receive a six-month trial.This year, TIDAL members attending the festival will have access to a wide array of exclusive benefits including: fast track entrance, TIDAL lounge access with air conditioning, seating and complimentary phone charging, artist meet and greets, ticket upgrades, limited-edition merchandise and premium views of the main stage on the TIDAL VIP riser.Citi is the official presale credit card of MADE IN AMERICA. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 5 at 10am ET until Thursday, June 7 at 10pm ET through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.Tickets are available to the general public beginning Friday, June 8 at 10:00 am ET at LiveNation.com.Make the weekend unforgettable with VIP passes that include access to VIP viewing areas, an air conditioned VIP Lounge, VIP restrooms, exclusive merchandise & more. Details hereONGOING FESTIVAL INFORMATION:
For the latest on the “MADE IN AMERICA” Festival, United Way Of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, ACLU Of Pennsylvania and new partners please be sure to visit: www.madeinamericafest.com or download the MADE IN AMERICA app.last_img read more


first_img Login/Register With: Carly Rae Jepsen (Markus & Koala) Advertisement It’s an insanely stacked new music Friday on this week’s Must-Hear Music podcast. Not only is it #DedicationDay – the day we celebrate the release of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s new album Dedication, including the Natalie Cole-meets-Cyndi Lauper vibes of Electric Guest collab “Feels Right” – but Tyler, the Creator is back with Igor, one of the most impressive releases of 2019 that sees him continuing to evolve by leaps and bounds (we focus on the N.E.R.D.-y “I Think”). Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Ban emphasizes power of prayer in tackling global challenges

15 September 2009Faith has a key role in addressing current global challenges, ranging from disarmament to climate change to the economic crisis, and in bringing people together to promote peace and progress, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “The power of prayer is immeasurable,” Mr. Ban said yesterday evening at a service held at the Church of the Holy Family in New York. “The power of prayer for the United Nations is invaluable.”Today’s crises have not just a material, but a spiritual impact as well, he stressed, with many becoming discouraged and angry due to their suffering.The UN is responding by helping countries meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline, but the world body “alone cannot heal the wounds that families are suffering from economic hardship,” the Secretary-General said. “Here is where faith can make all the difference.”Speaking on the eve of the start of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly, he told religious leaders at the church that faith groups also have the ability to shape policies which can also help meet people’s material needs.Faith can “strengthen our ability to reach the UN’s life-saving goals, for the sake of our planet and all people,” he emphasized. read more

Global Petroleum Show in Calgary a bellwether for energy business kicks off

CALGARY – Tough times in the oil and gas industry are being blamed for smaller crowds on the first day of the Global Petroleum Show, an annual event in Calgary considered a bellwether for the energy business.Wes Scott, executive vice-president of energy for show promoter DMG Events, said about 50,000 people pre-registered as delegates, about the same as in 2015. But returning exhibitors said Tuesday that crowds were smaller than last year.Scott said there were about 1,500 companies exhibiting at the show, which isn’t too far off from the number last year, but a far cry from the 2,000 during its peak year of 2014.He said that’s due to spending restraints as companies hit hard by low oil and gas prices rein in spending.“This year we are slightly behind,” he said.In another sign of the times, the show for the first time is highlighting exhibits and featuring educational talks zeroing in on clean technology.Exhibitor Mike Crabtree, vice-president of energy for the Saskatchewan Research Council, said the theme works perfectly with his organization’s proposed technology testing service set to start next year. The service would help companies prove environmentally friendly technologies for oil and gas.“You know, it used to be around what’s the price of oil and how much does this (project) cost, what’s the differential that we’re paying?” he said. “The fourth piece now is very much the environmental component. How compliant am I with my technology?”Quinn Holtby, president and CEO of Edmonton-based Katch Kan, said he likes the show’s new focus because his oilfield manufacturing company has been in the clean technology business since it was founded in 1994. It makes a portfolio of drilling rig products it calls the “zero spill system” designed to ensure safe and clean operations.The longtime petroleum show exhibitor said slowing sales have forced him to reduce staff at his manufacturing facility in Edmonton to about 75 from over 200 people two years ago.Follow @HealingSlowly on Twitter. Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, a bellwether for energy business, kicks off by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 7, 2016 4:40 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Simple handwashing with soap can cut hundreds of thousands of deaths a

In Peru, a caregiver helps a girl wash her hands with soap in a early childhood development centre, in Ventanilla, outside the capital Lima. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2088/Susan Markisz In Haiti in 2010, a girl washes her hands near a UNICEF tent in the Dei Gloria School, in central Port-au-Prince. She and other students have participated in cholera-prevention lessons. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2632/Roger LeMoyne “Washing hands before eating and after defecation drastically reduces the spread of diarrhoeal disease and has far reaching effects on the health and welfare of children and communities,” the global head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes, Sanjay Wijesekera, said in a message marking the Day, whose theme this year is The Power Is in our Hands.“The simple act of handwashing with soap is one of the most effective ways to save children’s lives.”In Ethiopia, some 5 million children are participating in handwashing demonstrations and workshops around the country. In Yemen, Global Handwashing Day celebrations will take place in 3,300 schools, involving 1.4 million children. There is also a mass media campaign aimed at sensitizing the public around hand washing. One thousand schools in Viet Nam; 450 primary schools in Sierra Leone and 424 in Mali; 200 schools in 50 communities in the Gambia; 12 cities in Indonesia and 22 educational institutions in several municipalities in Bolivia – will be holding Global Hand Washing Day activities.According to UNICEF, diarrhoea remains the second largest cause of under-five mortality globally. Some 600,000 children die each year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene out of a total of over 1.7 billion cases. In Sri Lanka, school girls wash their hands with soap and water at individual sinks at K.M. Vivehananda Vidalayam School in Eastern Province. © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2144/Tom Pietrasik In Mali, boys wash their hands at a handwashing station outside the Fatao primary school in the village of Fatao. © UNICEF/MLIA2010-00665/Olivier Asselin (Left-right) Jemal Iremadze (11), Akaki Kheladze (12) Irina Romanchenko (10), and Nana Sarishvili (10) wash their hands at the children’s home in the village of Kokhnari, Georgia. © UNICEF/NYHQ2010-3029/Giacomo Pirozzi In Vietnam, 10-year-old Lu Thi Dung and other students wash their hands with soap and water at Ban Pho Primary School in remote Lao Cai Province. © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-0225/Josh Estey Boys play in the safe water being pumped through a large hose in Aceh Province on Sumatra Island, Indonesia. The school was severely damaged in the tsunami and most of its staff and students killed. It was rebuilt with UNICEF support. © UNICEF/NYHQ2009-1894/Josh Estey In Haiti in 2010, a child washes her hands during educational activities held for Global Handwashing day at a refugee camp in Port au Prince. © UNICEF/HTIA2010-00590/Marco Dormino ‹ ›These diseases are also associated with a higher risk of stunting, as shown by low weight for age and developmental delay, and they take a huge toll on society. However, one of the simplest and most inexpensive barriers to infection is hand washing with soap. “The evidence is clear. Each individual – every mother, every child, every teacher, every member of every community – can contribute to the health of all by just washing their hands,” Mr. Wijesekera said. “If you knew of something monumental that could benefit the world, you would do it. Everyone has this power – simply wet, lather and rinse – with soap and water.” read more

Nepal children still at risk three months after devastating quake UNICEF warns

“When a major disaster strikes like the earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May, it incurs not only loss of lives but also destruction of assets, sources of livelihoods and substantially reduces household income particularly among the most vulnerable population,” said Tomoo Hozumi, the UNICEF Representative in Nepal, over the weekend.Although the humanitarian situation has improved over the past three months, hundreds of thousands of Nepalese children still need shelter, food, access to water and sanitation, medical care, education and protection.About one million of them continue to live in areas at high risk of landslides and floods, points out UNICEF in a press release. As the rainy season takes hold, access to these areas is becoming increasingly challenging, threatening these children and putting them at a higher risk of exploitation and abuse, including trafficking.More than 10,000 have been identified as acutely malnourished since the first earthquake, including more than 1,000 with severely acute malnutrition. Over 200 children remain without a parent or caregiver, and more than 600 have lost one or both of their parents to the quakes. Over 32,000 classrooms have been destroyed and nearly 900,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed.According to a Government-led assessment, between 700,000 and almost 1 million people in the worst-affected districts could be pushed below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day, stated UNICEF.“We know that when going through difficult times, poor households often resort to harmful coping strategies, such as reducing their food consumption, cutting down their health and education expenditure, and sending their children to work – all of which can have irreversible negative consequences on them and more so on their children,” Hozumi said.“The top-up cash provided will help vulnerable households to at least meet some of their basic needs such as food and medicine without further resorting to harmful coping strategies during these lean times.”To help address the immediate needs of children and their families affected by the quakes, UNICEF is providing $15 million worth of direct cash transfers to approximately 330,000 households, including an estimated 450,000 children. This support, channeled through existing government social assistance programmes, is reaching vulnerable individuals including Dalit children, people with disabilities, widows, the elderly and marginalized ethnic groups.”The earthquake has exposed the fragility of Nepal’s progress in terms of poverty reduction,” continued Hozumi.“Looking beyond immediate relief, one of the priorities for UNICEF is to assist the government to phase in a reliable and predictable form of income support for children and their families. Strengthening and expanding the country’s social protection system and improving its responsiveness to shocks will contribute to children’s well-being and development during normal times and increase their families’ ability to cope in case of future disasters.”Since April, UNICEF has also been providing a wide range of services to the children and families living in the areas worst hit by the earthquakes.“Together with the Government and partners, we have been able to achieve a lot in the past 90 days. At the same time, given the enormity of the damages and losses, and the possible impact of the monsoons, there is a lot more to be done to bring a sense of normalcy to the lives of the earthquake survivors especially the most vulnerable amongst them,” said Hozumi. read more

Woman killed in suspected hitandrun in Dublin

first_imgUpdated 7.56pmA WOMAN HAS died following a suspected hit-and-run incident in Drimnagh, Dublin.The 40-year-old pedestrian was crossing the road at Golden Bridge Luas stop on Davitt Road at 10.30pm on Friday when she was struck by a car, which failed to remain at the scene.The woman was taken to St James’s Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.Witnesses described the offending car as dark-coloured, possible a Ford Focus, and of either ’08 or ’09 registration. The car left the scene in the direction of Naas Road. Gardaí say this car would have damage to the front and to the windscreen.Garda forensic collision investigators have examined the scene which has now reopened.Anyone with information is asked to contact Sundrive Road Garda Station on 01 666 6600.First published 8amRead: Man to appear in court in relation to fatal road traffic collision in Wicklowlast_img read more

This chart shows how the strength of the garda force has changed

first_imgFIGURES FROM AN Garda Síochána show how much the strength of the force has fallen since the start of the recession.As you can see from the chart above, there was growth in garda numbers between 2008 and 2009 but after that they fell consistently each year from 14,377 in December 2010 to 12,992 in April of this year.In response to a recent parliamentary question from TD Bernard Durkan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said management keep personnel distribution under “continuing review in the context of crime trends and policing priorities” to ensure the best possible use of resources.At the start of this year, the first recruitment drive since 2009 was launched and some 20,000 people applied for positions in the forces. It is understood that between 250 and 300 new positions are being created.Even if the full 300 positions are filled, however, it still would not bring the force close to its pre-recession strength.The minister noted that it is intended that the first intake of new trainees will enter the Garda College in July of this year. They will take part in the new training programme and it is expected they will join the force in early 2015.Fitzgerald also said it is hoped to have further recruits entering training in Templemore later in 2014.“The precise number of recruits to be included in each intake will be determined by a number of factors including retirements and will be decided shortly,” she said.Read: Rogue taxi drivers beware: Gardaí are clamping down>Read: Gardaí seized all this alcohol on Portmarnock beach yesterday>last_img read more

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