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Heat complete another season series over Mavs with 95-88 win

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View comments The Mavericks hit the road for four games over nine nights, starting Wednesday at Phoenix. MOST READ Harrison Barnes had 20 points and Wesley Matthews 19 for the Mavericks (16-35), who have dropped four games in a row and seven of eight overall.This is the 14th time in their 30 seasons that the Heat, who beat Dallas 113-101 at home on Dec. 22, have swept the regular-season series. These teams twice met in the NBA Finals, with Miami getting its first championship in 2006 and the Mavs winning their only title in 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiami (29-21) led 51-41 when Josh Richardson hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left in the first half. But the Mavs trimmed that in half when rookie Dennis Smith Jr. made a defended buzzer-beating 3-pointer from about 27 feet to make it 51-46. James Johnson had a hand up in front of Smiths’ face with Whiteside coming from the side.Richardson had 14 points for the Heat, while Gragic had 13 and Kelly Olynyk 12. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Smith scored 14 for Dallas, and Nowitzki 10.TIP-INSHeat: Whiteside had his 18th double-double this season. … For the second game in a row, Miami won to complete a season sweep. The Heat beat Charlotte on Saturday night to complete a four-game series sweep. … The only team the Heat have swept more in the regular season is Sacramento at 15 times. The lost to the Kings already this season.Mavericks: Nowitziki has now played 49,941 minutes, only 59 shy of becoming only the sixth player in NBA history with 50,000 career minutes. Elvin Hayes had exactly 50,000 career minutes, and former Mavs guard Jason Kidd is fourth on the league’s career list at 50,111. “It’s a very staggering accomplishment and done with such grace and such little hype that it’s probably very much taken for granted,” coach Rick Carlisle said. … G J.J. Barea missed his second straight game because of a left oblique strain.UP NEXTMiami still has three games left on its four-game trip, and play Cleveland on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Giannis, Delly spark Bucks in 107-95 win over 76ers Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) works against Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) for a shot-attempt in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat completed another season series sweep of the Dallas Mavericks with a 95-88 victory Monday night.The Heat never trailed after Goran Dragic had a steal that led to Tyler Johnson’s tiebreaking 3-pointer to make it 38-35 just under 4 1/2 minutes left in the first half. Their lead went to double-digits again after Whiteside had consecutive baskets midway through the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more

WATCH: UFC fighter Alexander Gustafsson proposes to girlfriend after TKO win

first_imgAlexander Gustafsson demolished one of the scariest fighters in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, Glover Teixeira, during the main event of UFC Fight Night 109 on Sunday (Monday in Manila).ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Brownlee misses free throws but Gins hold on to win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In a cliched but nonetheless sweet gesture,  Gustafsson got down on one knee and popped the million-dollar question.“I love you and thanks for having a kid, a baby. I love you with all my heart, and will you marry me?” he asked, to which Johansson said yes.To cap off his memorable night, the former title challenger also became $50,000 richer, as he also took home the Fight of the Night bonus. JBRELATED STORY:WATCH: MMA fighter gets slapped by mom after losing fightADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ However, it appears that what he did after the fight was over took way more guts and courage than engaging in the professional brawl.Fighting in front of his hometown crowd at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, the 30-year-old dubbed as “The Mauler” asked his girlfriend’s hand in marriage, during the post fight interview with analyst Dan Hardy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAfter the gruelling five-round war, the bruised up Gustafsson asked his girlfriend, Moa Antonia Johansson, to join him inside the octagon.Fans roared in anticipation as the Swedish striker appeared to pull out a tiny box out of his shorts. View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Guard Nick Young headed to Warriors

first_imgNikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pablo tows Pocari past Perlas LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Young, 32, was the 16th overall selection in the 2007 NBA draft. He spent the past four seasons with the Lakers, and averaged 13.2 points in 60 games last season.That included connecting on more than 40 percent of his shots from three-point range. His addition adds depth to the talent-laden Warriors, who have won two of the past three NBA titles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsESPN reported that Young would make $5.2 million for the one-year deal, slightly less than the $5.7 million he would have received from the Lakers. CBB Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nick Young (center), playing for the Lakers in this Nov. 27, 2016 photo, battles for the ball against Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (left) and forward Thomas Robinson. APLOS ANGELES, United States — Guard Nick Young, a free agent since declining a player option with the Los Angeles Lakers, is headed to the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.“Congratulations to @NickswagyPYoung on your new contract with the @warriors! We are so happy for you!” a tweet from Priority Sports, the agency that represents Young, said Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Konglast_img read more

Engaging Young People In Agriculture Can Help Curb Crime – Hutchinson

first_img Mr. Hutchinson said support is available for vulnerable youth, who want the opportunity to become farmers, and they can start on small plots of land available in their communities. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. JC Hutchinson, says the active engagement of young people in agriculture can turn them away from a life of crime. Minister Hutchinson noted that through the National Irish Potato Programme grant assistance has been provided to youth up to 35 years old and women, who have shown interest in planting the crop. Story Highlightscenter_img He said the Ministry, through the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) and the Jamaica 4-H Clubs is committed to increasing youth involvement in agriculture.The 4-H movement, with more than 110,000 clubbites, has provided over 273,000 training opportunities to 105,000 youths in the 2016-2017 period and established about 568 school gardens.Minister Hutchinson noted that through the National Irish Potato Programme grant assistance has been provided to youth up to 35 years old and women, who have shown interest in planting the crop.“I’m pleased to report that in the 2016/2017 crop, 159 hectares were planted by 350 women and youth,” he indicated.He said the Ministry is working with the National Land Agency to provide young people with access to idle state lands for the purpose of cultivating crops.The Women & Youth in Agriculture Consultation Forum was aimed at identifying opportunities for youth and women in the local agricultural sector, and address some of the underlying challenges.The forum was hosted by the Canadian Government-funded Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project.The CAD $ 100 million initiative, which is being implemented by World University Service of Canada (WUSC) over  six years, aims to increase the value of Caribbean fresh produce accessing high-value markets in the Caribbean and internationally. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. JC Hutchinson, says the active engagement of young people in agriculture can turn them away from a life of crime.“I just want to say that one of the areas that I feel confident that we can curb crime with is agriculture, by putting some of our young people, who are the main perpetrators of crime to work,” he argued.He was speaking at the Women and Youth in Agriculture Consultation Forum held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on Friday (January 19).Relating his own experience, Minister Hutchinson informed that 20 unattached and vulnerable youth in his north west St. Elizabeth constituency, whom he provided with supplies to start their own ventures, have now become successful farmers and entrepreneurs.“I provided them with seeds, fertilizer and spraying material and they had land beside the Black River, and I provided them with a small pump and I asked, ‘will you go and cultivate and they said ‘yes’. They started cultivating and today, it is the most peaceful area in my constituency,” he noted.“Not only that, but these 20 young people, for the last four years, they have been having a cook-out where they provide food for the shut-ins and the underprivileged within their community,” he said.“That is why I’m saying that I know it has been done, and can be done,” he added.Mr. Hutchinson said support is available for vulnerable youth, who want the opportunity to become farmers, and they can start on small plots of land available in their communities.“Crops like Irish potato, ginger and pepper can be grown on small acres and so we encourage young people to look to farming such crops for employment and income generation,” he pointed out.last_img read more

How Google Searches Can Predict Hockey Ticket Sales
How Google Searches Can Predict Hockey Ticket Sales

As you can see, there’s a strong correlation. Nine of the 10 most popular teams based on Google searches also ranked in the top 10 in ticket sales this season, the exception being the Philadelphia Flyers.Further, there are huge differences in ticket sales between the top and bottom teams. Whereas fans spent only $27 million on Florida Panthers tickets this season, they shelled out more than $184 million (in U.S. dollars) to see the Toronto Maple Leafs play.Most of the differences are based on discrepancies in ticket prices rather than attendance. The NHL is a terrific live-spectator experience — I say this as someone who spends way too much on Rangers tickets — and most NHL teams can sell out their arenas if they charge the right price. But the right price varies. Whereas the average ticket cost $236 in Toronto, it was $74 in Tampa.The relationship is even clearer if we chart the data:You’ll notice that there are some diminishing returns to having more fans in your area.3I’ve used a logarithmic curve to fit the data, which tracks it more closely than a linear fit. Perhaps this is because there are only so many good seats available for each game or because larger markets like Toronto and New York have more non-hockey substitutes for the fan’s entertainment dollar.Still, the correlation is clear, and very strong. The size of the fan base, based on Google searches, accounts for 81 percent of the differences in ticket sales.4The 81 percent figure reflects the coefficient of determination of the regression line.You could undoubtedly do a bit better still by accounting for other factors, like how well the team has played recently. The on-ice success of the Chicago Blackhawks may explain why they do so well at the box office, for instance.But there aren’t a lot of exceptions, and there aren’t a lot of favorable precedents for a hockey team in Las Vegas. The Nashville Predators are a comparative success story — they’re a very good team that’s made some inroads in a highly non-traditional hockey market. And yet, while the Preds are usually selling out their rink, fans are paying comparatively little for tickets. So Nashville ranked just 24th in NHL ticket spending this year, and the Predators have barely been breaking even financially.Several other teams in non-traditional hockey markets — the Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers, for instance — are losing money. And most of them play in metro areas with considerably larger populations than Las Vegas.When should you be skeptical of Google Trends data? Sometimes ambiguities of language can cause problems. (Do you mean Kenny Rogers the singer or Kenny Rogers the pitcher?) And as the complexity of the analysis increases, so can the potential for error. It proved to be more difficult than Google expected to determine which searches predicted flu outbreaks, for example — although that was more an issue of flawed analysis than faulty data.In this case, though, Google is just stating the obvious: Putting an NHL team in a small market in the middle of the desert isn’t a good gamble. You may have doubts, as some readers did, about whether Google searches are a reliable way to predict that an NHL expansion team would struggle in Las Vegas. But it’s actually a pretty good way to forecast this kind of thing, and there’s another way to prove it:It turns out that there’s a strong relationship between Google searches and an NHL team’s bottom line. How often fans are Googling the term “NHL” in a metro area reliably predicts how much they’re spending on hockey tickets.In the chart below, I’ve estimated how much fans spent on tickets at each NHL arena during the past regular season. The process is simple: I just took total home attendance and multiplied it by the average ticket price.1The average ticket price is estimated based on a 50/50 blend of face-value and resale-market prices. For face-value prices, I used data from Team Marketing Report. For resale prices, I used data from TiqIQ, averaging prices from the start of the 2014-15 season and its most recent report in February. Then I compared ticket spending against the estimated number of NHL fans in each market based on Google search traffic.2The only new wrinkle: I subdivided fans between the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders and the New Jersey Devils based on the relative Google search volume for each team in the New York metro area. The Rangers are more popular than the other teams and capture more than half of New York’s hockey fan base. I did the same in the Los Angeles area; the LA Kings are more popular than the Anaheim Ducks. read more

Ohio State womens volleyball sweeps Rutgers in regularseason finale

Members of the OSU women’s volleyball team during a game against Nebraska on Oct. 3 at St. John Arena. OSU won 3-2. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team capped off its regular season with a dominating effort on Saturday, steamrolling Rutgers on senior night in St. John Arena.It took only three sets (26-24, 25-7, 25-12) and 74 minutes for the No. 16 team to take down the Scarlet Knights (4-28, 1-19), as the Buckeyes led for nearly the entire match.OSU finished the regular season with an overall record of 23-9 and placed sixth in the Big Ten with a 12-8 mark.Fittingly, senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell led all players with 14 kills on a proficient .440 hitting percentage in her final regular-season home game. Fellow senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell added 10 kills at an even better .529 clip.The three other Buckeye seniors saw plenty of action as well. Middle blockers Tyler Richardson and Andrea Kacsits had seven and six kills, respectively, aided by the absence of junior Taylor Sandbothe. Richardson, along with freshman outside hitter Audra Appold, also led her team with three blocks.Freshman Taylor Hughes started and saw the majority of the playing time at setter with 32 assists, but senior Emily Ruetter did contribute four helpers.As the score would indicate, OSU far outpaced Rutgers offensively, posting a .319 attack percentage compared to the Scarlet Knights’ dismal .043 rate.Serving also played a key part in OSU’s commanding win. The Buckeyes racked up nine aces on the night, their second best total of the season.Libero Valeria León led the way with five aces, adding to another solid defensive night for the junior, who had a game-high 18 digs.Although the Buckeyes wound up having an overall impressive night from the service line, the match didn’t start off so well in that regard.Despite Rutgers’ abysmal .105 hitting percentage in the first set, it managed to hang around thanks to four blocks from its defense and four service errors by OSU.The Buckeyes managed to take decisive late lead, 22-17, but a 7-1 run by the Scarlet Knights allowed them to take a 24-23 advantage. Guided by two Campbell kills and a Rutgers error, however, OSU survived its only scare of the evening.Powered by six aces — four from León — the second frame featured the Buckeyes’ most lopsided win in any set this season. Behind a .417 attack percentage (and a brutal minus-.136 rate by Rutgers), the Scarlet and Gray raced out to a 16-2 lead — powered by a 12-0 run — and took an 18-point victory into the locker room for the intermission.It didn’t get any better for Rutgers after the break. With four kills each from Campbell, Mitchell and Kacsits, the Buckeyes attacked .387 for the set, which was more than enough to overpower another lowly percentage (.094) by the Scarlet Knights.While OSU might be done playing at home in the regular season, it could have at least one more match in St. John Arena.The team will now turn its attention to the postseason as it hopes to host the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament by earning a top-16 seed. The Buckeyes will find out their fate when the selection show airs Sunday at 9 p.m. read more

Ohio State womens hockey desperate for offense in series at Minnesota State

OSU senior forward Julia McKinnon (17) controls the puck during a game against Minnesota on Oct 16 at the OSU Ice Rink. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe turn of the calendar hasn’t translated to better results for the Ohio State women’s hockey team, but it will get a two-game crack over the weekend against the bottom-feeder of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.OSU (7-17-0, 3-15-0) is set to travel to Mankato, Minnesota, over the weekend to take on Minnesota State. The Buckeyes swept the Mavericks (3-19-2, 0-17-1) in a home series in October, and they hope to have the same success this weekend. The Scarlet and Gray enter the weekend having only won one game in their last six contests, but they hold strong with the belief that their work in practice will begin to translate into in-game success.“We haven’t really let off the gas pedal as far as working the girls,” OSU assistant coach Carson Duggan said. “They’ve had a couple of really tough days of practice as far as battling and skating, and their work ethic has been great.”The Buckeyes are on an eight-game winning streak against the Mavericks and they believe that outworking their opponent will help extend the streak to 10 after this weekend.“First and foremost we have to outwork them,” Duggan said. “I thought this past weekend we played a really good brand of hockey and we just have to continue doing that and focus a little more on bearing down and putting pucks in the back of the net. Stick to our gameplan and we’ll hopefully have a successful weekend.”Struggling to light the lampLast weekend, OSU outshot St. Cloud State 25-20 in the first game and 37-17 in the second, but lost both contests 2-1. The team has been happy with its improved offensive production in terms of shots but is still looking to score more goals.“This week we’ve definitely focused on getting those gritty goals,” senior forward Julia McKinnon said. “Not all goals are going to be nice, so I think just getting greasy goals and going to the front of the net and continuing to shoot, one of them are going to go in.”Duggan said she thinks that beyond the ability to score goals, the team also needs to have the drive to put the puck in the back of the net.“It’s a skill but it’s also a will to want to score, you have to bear down and we’ve been really preaching that this week in practice,” Duggan said. “Some of the drills we’re doing are catering to getting more of those garbage goals around the crease versus just the shots from the outside.  I think not staying on the perimeter as much and trying to insert ourselves more into the slot area. So that’s been a priority this week in practice and hopefully that translates this weekend.”OSU has scored just three goals in the last four games, so the team has made that one of the most crucial elements to improve upon.“You can’t win games only scoring one goal a game,” McKinnon said. “I think just moving forward we have to get those goals because you can’t win one-goal games”In the second game of the October series, OSU shut out Minnesota State. Duggan said she believes staying strong defensively depends on eliminating shots off rebounds.“If we continue to stick to the systems and play tough defense, let (sophomore goalie) Alex (LaMere) see all the shots and eliminate their second and third chances, I think that’s the recipe for success defensively,” Duggan said. “The girls know that, so I think they should be ready defensively.”The puck is scheduled to drop in Mankato at 3:07 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.Up nextOSU will continue to set up temporary residence in The North Star State the weekend after taking on the Mavericks when it is slated to travel to Duluth to face OSU coach Jenny Potter’s alma mater, Minnesota Duluth, which swept OSU in December. Puck-drop is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 5:07 p.m. the following day. read more

Mens Hockey No 5 Ohio State downs Mercyhurst to begin second half

Ohio State men’s hockey players celebrate after a goal in the second period of the game against UMass on Oct. 19. Ohio State fell 6-3. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorFollowing Ohio State’s 27-day break, the Buckeyes returned to action with a sweep of the Mercyhurst Lakers by scores of 3-1 and 5-4.Ohio State (11-4-3, 4-2-2-2 Big Ten) dominated the Lakers (8-10-2, 6-5-1 Atlantic Hockey) on special teams and limited Mercyhurst’s shots throughout the series to secure the pair of wins.Game 1Ohio State won the first game of the series against Mercyhurst 3-1 including the first goal of the season by Ohio State junior defenseman Matt Miller. The teams failed to find the net in the first period despite a combined 25 shots between the two squads. Mercyhurst had an opportunity to score on the power play in the first 20 minutes, but the special teams of the Buckeyes held strong and killed the penalty. Scoring opened up midway through the second period as sophomore forward Austin Pooley scored for the second time this season. Pooley was assisted by senior forward Brendon Kearney and junior forward Sam McCormick. The goal came shortly after a failed power play attempt by the Buckeyes after Mercyhurst was called for having too many players on the ice. Overall, Ohio State converted on two of its five power play opportunities on the night and killed all six penalties it faced.Neither squad scored for the remainder of the period, and the score remained 1-0 in favor of the Buckeyes until Miller scored to increase the Buckeyes’ lead. Miller found the net during a five-on-three power play after two Lakers picked up penalties within a minute of each other. Senior forwards Dakota Joshua and Mason Jobst assisted on the goal.Mercyhurst scored with under a minute remaining in the game with an empty net to make it a one-score game, but the Buckeyes’ defense held strong and even added an additional empty net goal by Jobst with two seconds remaining to make the final 3-1. Jobst was assisted by Kearney, his second assist of the game. Redshirt senior goaltender Sean Romeo allowed one goal on 20 shots faced, with the one goal coming during a six-on-five. Through his first nine games he started this season, Romeo has allowed 18 goals and is averaging 2.19 goals allowed per game in addition to a .916 save percentage.Game 2In more of a high-scoring affair, Ohio State finished the sweep of the Lakers, winning 5-4 on a game-winning goal by senior defenseman Sasha Larocque.Mercyhurst took their first lead of the series midway through the first period, an even-strength goal by freshman forward Geoff Kitt. The Buckeyes responded just over four minutes later with a goal by junior forward Ronnie Hein, assisted by Larocque and junior forward Tanner Laczynski, his 10th of the season.The Buckeyes followed up the score with a power play goal by senior forward Freddy Gerard, his sixth goal of the season. Gerard was assisted by Hein and Laczynski, his 11th assist of the season.Saturday’s game was the 100th game played by Gerard for Ohio State. Through Saturday’s game, he has scored 18 goals, 26 assists and 44 points during his career at Ohio State.In the second period, Mercyhurst scored two unanswered goals to take the lead over Ohio State, one coming on the power play and the other at even strength just over three minutes in. Junior forward Carson Meyer responded just 20 seconds later to tie the game 3-3, assisted by Joshua and senior forward John Wiitala.With six minutes left in the second period, Mercyhurst found the net to once again take the lead, but less than four minutes later, Meyer once again scored to tie the game. With his two goals against Mercyhurst, Meyer now sits at six goals on the year, tied for No. 2 on the team with Hein. Ohio State scored on three of its four attempts on the power play Saturday night and allowed the Lakers to convert on one of their three attempts. Overall, the Buckeyes were three for nine in the series and killed all but one of the Laker’s nine tries with the man advantage.The tie was eventually broken by Larocque midway through the third period with his second goal of the season to give Ohio State the 5-4 lead, and from there the Buckeyes ran with the lead, limiting Mercyhurst to only seven shot attempts in the third period. Freshman forward Gustaf Westlund assisted on the goal, his 11th of the season.The five goals by the Buckeyes were tied for the most they’ve scored this season, also finding the net five times against Penn State on Nov. 24. The Buckeyes outshot the Lakers 94-47 in the series.Sophomore forward Tommy Nappier allowed four goals on 26 shots. So far this season, he has allowed 16 goals and has a .941 save percentage.The Buckeyes will stay at home to take on Michigan State on Jan. 4 and 5. The puck drops on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. read more

Wildfire Smoke Expected To Move Back To Kenai Peninsula
Wildfire Smoke Expected To Move Back To Kenai Peninsula

first_imgAshford: “We do anticipate smoke increasing in the Kenai Peninsula as we head through the week. High pressure building  into the area will push smoke back into the Kenai that had been pushed into the inland area of Alaska. This will result in increased smoke especially in the areas of Seward and Cooper Landing.”  The Swan Lake Fire is estimated at 77,732 acres with roughly 454 crew members and is currently at 14% containment primarily on that southern and southwestern edge of the fire. Temperatures are forecast to be in the high 70s and low 80s in the coming days. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula will be impacted once again as the wind swings back to the northwest and the downwind valleys fill with smoke – especially near Cooper Landing, Seward, and along the Sterling Highway south of the fire. Smoke from the Swan Lake Fire, and other wildfires burning throughout Alaska, is impacting air quality throughout the Kenai Peninsula. A dense smoke advisory remains in effect for the Kenai Peninsula until further notice.center_img According to Jonathan Ashford, a spokesman for the Alaska Incident Management Team this shift in wind direction on Tuesday is expected to bring smoke from the Swan Lake fire south and back into the Sterling Highway region, which could impact travel. Photo courtesy of  the Alaska Division of Forestrylast_img read more

Myanmar rebuffs UN Rohingya probe
Myanmar rebuffs UN Rohingya probe

first_imgMyanmar on Saturday rejected the UN rights council’s decision to investigate allegations that security officers have murdered, raped and tortured Rohingya Muslims, saying the probe would only “inflame” the conflict.The Geneva-based body agreed Friday to “urgently” dispatch a fact-finding mission to the Southeast Asian country, focusing on claims that police and soldiers have carried out violations against the Rohingya in Rakhine state.The army crackdown, launched in October after militants killed nine policemen, has sent tens of thousands of Rohingya fleeing across the border to Bangladesh.Escapees have given UN investigators gruesome accounts of security officers stabbing babies to death, burning people alive and committing widespread gang rape.The allegations have heaped enormous pressure on Myanmar’s one-year-old civilian government, which has vigorously swatted back calls for an international investigation.Myanmar’s foreign affairs ministry on Saturday stopped short of saying it would block the UN-backed probe but said it “has dissociated itself from the resolution as a whole”.”The establishment of an international fact-finding mission would do more to inflame, rather than resolve the issues at this time,” it added.Myanmar is carrying out its own domestic inquiry into possible crimes in Rakhine.But rights groups and the UN have dismissed the body, which is led by retired general turned vice president Myint Swe, as toothless.The recent crackdown is only the latest conflict to beleaguer the stateless Rohingya, who are denied citizenship and face brutal discrimination in the Buddhist-majority country.More than 120,000 Rohingya have languished in grim displacement camps ever since bouts of religious violence between Muslims and Buddhists ripped through Rakhine state in 2012.Most are not allowed to leave the squalid encampments, where they live in piecemeal shelters with little access to food, education and healthcare.last_img read more

Legalizing Marijuana Did Not Make Sky Fall Say Lawmakers with Experience
Legalizing Marijuana Did Not Make Sky Fall Say Lawmakers with Experience

first_imgDel. Curt Anderson speaks at a press conference on marijuana taxation and regulation. Rep. Jonathan Singer of Colorado (far right) testified before the General Assembly about his state’s experience with marijuana legalization, along with Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes (not pictured). (Photo by Roberto Alejandro)Maryland lawmakers heard testimony on the taxation and regulation of marijuana from state and city officials representing Colorado and Washington, two states that have legalized marijuana. Legalization, the officials said, has not resulted in increased risks to public safety, but there remain challenges, particularly where financing is concerned, in establishing an effective legal market for the drug.The testimony was presented last Friday by Colorado State House Representative Jonathan Singer, who sponsored and worked to place Colorado’s legalization measure before voters for a 2013 referendum, and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, who put an end to prosecutions for marijuana possession after taking office in 2010 and sponsored Washington state’s ballot initiative to legalize the substance.“We need to treat marijuana like the drug that it is, not the drug some fear it to be,” said Singer at a Maryland American Civil Liberties Union organized press conference held before his testimony. “That means you regulate it, that means you tax it, that means you watch where it’s going, and in Colorado, it’s working.”Singer said Colorado has succeeded in developing a system for keeping the marijuana trade out of the hands of criminals, and that teen use of marijuana, traffic fatalities due to marijuana, and crime as a whole have all either stayed stagnant or dropped since the legalization measure passed. “The concerns about the sky falling haven’t born themselves out,” said Singer.Also speaking at the press conference, Holmes said that when he first took office, he dismissed all pending marijuana possession cases in Seattle. “In a city with a seven percent African-American population, 59 percent of the pending marijuana possession cases were against African Americans, and it’s an example that I think has replicated across the country,” Holmes said. He added that crime has continued to decrease in Seattle despite legalization.The disparate impact of marijuana arrests on communities of color has certainly been replicated in Baltimore, said state delegate Curt Anderson (D-Baltimore City). “In 2013, in Baltimore City, there were 6500 total arrests for marijuana. Of the 6,500, 5,400 were African Americans,” Anderson said. He continued, saying Maryland’s recent decriminalization has failed to have its intended effects as police agencies have been slow to act.“So we’re working harder to try to get a taxation and regulation of marijuana, in place,” said Anderson, sponsor of the House version of the marijuana taxation and regulation bill currently under consideration in the General Assembly.The measures which legalized marijuana in Colorado and Washington have come under some criticism for excluding many people of color who are ineligible to become distributors due to past marijuana convictions. Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County), sponsor of the senate version of the marijuana taxation and regulation effort in Maryland, said Maryland’s bill addresses this problem. “In the current legislation that we’re working on, we . . . have minority business protection, and we also have a statement that conviction for only a non-violent marijuana possession offense in the past is not a bar to participating in the new industry,” said Raskin.According to Sara Love, public policy director Maryland ACLU, the legislators who heard Singer and Holmes’s testimonies posed questions on how legalization works in practice, with a particular emphasis on concerns about teen use and impaired driving, rather than on whether marijuana should be legalized. “This is happening already. People are already on our roads impaired. Teens say it is easier to buy marijuana than it is to buy beer. When you look at the regulated system, they’re able to address these things,” said Love, who added licensed distributors are more likely to work to keep the drug out of the hands of teenagers for fear of losing their license.Singer said that while Colorado has had a good experience so far, finding banks willing to make business loans to entrepreneurs has proved challenging since selling marijuana is still a crime under federal law. “Those are still outlaying issues that we need to resolve, but the net-product has been positive so far,” said Singer.ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

Cardinals Announce Addition of Newcomers Hirschman Fasteen

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville men’s soccer team head coach John Michael Hayden announced the addition of Will Hirschman and Jack Fasteen for the 2019 season. Both Hirschman and Fasteen are currently enrolled at UofL and training with the Cardinals this spring.A defender from Carmel, Indiana, Hirschman joins the Cardinals following two seasons at Ohio State, where he played in 27 matches with 24 starts for the Buckeyes. He earned Big Ten Preseason Honors in 2018 and earned OSU Scholar-Athlete accolades that same season. Prior to arriving in Columbus, Hirschman won four straight state championships with Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School and was named among the top 20 defenders in the nation. The 6-1, 177-pound Hirschman will have two years of remaining eligibility with the Cardinals.”We are thrilled to have Will Hirschman join our program,” Hayden said. “He has a tremendous work rate and desire to be successful, which are both qualities we look for in the recruiting process.”A midfielder from Louisville, Fasteen played prep soccer at Manual High School and club soccer with the Derby City Rovers. Fasteen was a team captain with the Rovers from 2013-16, competed on the ODP Region III Team from 2012-15 and participated in two US National Team Training Center camps. Fasteen enrolled at UofL after completing his prep work through Indiana University High School.”Jack or ‘Ocho’ as he prefers, joins us as a Louisville native and highlights our desire to bring the top local talent into our program,” Hayden said. “He has so many qualities that we value here at the University of Louisville and we are so excited he is joining us.” The Cardinals will open their spring schedule with a closed scrimmage against SIU Edwardsville on Feb. 23 before hosting Louisville City FC in the inaugural 502 Derby on March 2 at 5 p.m., ET at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium.Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @UofLmenssoccer.Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

Facebook Might Remove AntiVaccine Recommendations

first_img ‘Storm Loch Ness’ Joke Facebook Event Aims to Spot Folklore ‘Monster’Nearly 300K Alien Fans Sign Up to ‘Raid Area 51’ for Joke Facebook Event Facebook might take extra steps to remove misleading anti-vaccine information from its social network site.The company, which has taken measures to minimize fake news, is still having issues with hoax content: Information urging people to not vaccinate their children has gone viral on the social media platform, and it might have played a role in measles outbreaks across the U.S., Bloomberg reported.This dilemma was brought to the attention of Representative Adam Schiff, who sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday and asked him to address the fake information issue. In the letter, he urged tech companies, including Facebook, to take action against fake anti-vaccine information due to the resurgence of measles in many states.AdChoices广告Democratic lawmaker Adam Schiff is questioning Google and Facebook about anti-vaccine information on their platforms https://t.co/r0dgYEvWZU— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) February 14, 2019“There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface on the websites where many Americans get their information,” Schiff wrote in the letter. “The algorithms which power these services are not designed to distinguish quality information from misinformation or misleading information, and the consequences of that are particularly troubling for public health issues.”Facebook responded to Schiff’s letter and told Bloomberg in a statement that it’s “exploring additional measures to best combat the problem.” These next steps might include minimizing or reducing false anti-vaccine content from recommendations, including Facebook’s Groups You Should Join, and giving them a lower ranking in Facebook search results. Additionally, Facebook will step up its fake news policing to ensure more authoritative information is available on its social network site.In addition to cracking down on false anti-vaccine content, Facebook recently announced new page initiatives that will try to reduce fake news. In January, Facebook added a page quality tab and an updated recidivism policy, which aim to make the social media platform more credible and transparent for users.More on Geek.com:Facebook’s New Page Initiatives Aim to Crack Down on Fake NewsFacebook Messenger Will Now Let You Delete MessagesFacebook Is Reportedly Integrating Its Social Messaging Apps Stay on targetlast_img read more

Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins
Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins

first_imgImage: Wikipedia Explore further It wasn’t easy to capture the footage—the researchers had to hide themselves in the cave at night when it was almost completely dark. The cave is where the penguins live—it offers some degree of protection from their main predator, neighboring sea lions. To witness what was going on the filmmakers hid themselves some distance from the penguins and used infrared cameras, scanning the small crowd for evidence of bats among them. They knew something was afoot when the group began to grow agitated. As the vampire bats began flying over and around the group, the adults moved in ways that staved off being attacked, but the juveniles, still learning, were not able to do the same. The cameras captured the bats biting the feet of the young penguins, landing and licking their blood.Contrary to popular folklore, vampire bats don’t actually suck the blood from unsuspecting victims, though they do generally favor those that are sleeping—they swoop in, bite, and then retreat. Then, they land nearby, creep up on the still sleeping animal and lick the blood that seeps from the wound.Scientists have long suspected that the vampire bats that live in the Atacama Desert were deviating from the norm and were attacking young awake penguins—bite marks on their feet offered ample proof. No one had ever seen such an attack however—the BBC team, led by producer Matthew Gordon set out to do just that. In speaking with BBC Nature, Gordon reported that the bats went for the juveniles because they seemed less able to take preemptive measures.The attacks don’t kill the penguins, the documentarians noted, or even harm them that much. The bites leave them open to infection, of course, or contracting rabies and the loss of blood can leave them weak, but most recover and grow to adulthood, where over time they apparently learn to ward off the hungry bats. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Documentarians capture vampire bats on video feeding on juvenile penguins (2013, February 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-documentarians-capture-vampire-video-juvenile.htmlcenter_img Culling vampire bats is for suckers, says study © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org)—BBC documentarians filming for a special called “Penguins: Spy in the huddle” have captured video of vampire bats feeding on juvenile Humboldt penguins in a cave in the Atacama Desert in southern Peru. Until now, such attacks had never been witnessed by human eyes, though scientists had good reason to believe they occurred—bite marks on the feet of juveniles are quite common.last_img read more

Holidaymakers forced to abandon cars and WALK to East Midlands Airport in

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailHolidaymakers preparing to jet off to sun-soaked destinations have been forced abandon their cars and walk in the lashing rain – due to heavy traffic near East Midlands Airport. Around 30 people were spotted dragging suitcases along the A453 towards the departures terminal at around 12.45pm today (June 12) as traffic from Download Festival led to gridlock. Taxi driver Liam Chapman, who was on his way to the airport to pick up a passenger, said he had driven in Download traffic every year but this was by far the worst. The 35-year-old said: “[The festival] starts on Friday and the traffic is so unorganised that holidaymakers trying to get to the airport are having to walk up the A453 with cases.  “People in cars with cases are resigned to missing their flights and those in taxis have abandoned them. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collision Holidaymakers walk with suitcases along the A453 near East Midlands Airport (Image: Liam Chapman) “There’s two lanes on this road it’s crazy that one isn’t reserved for airport only.”  Liam said he had left two hours to get to the airport for a 12.10pm pick up but was still more than an hour late, NottinghamshireLive reports. He added: “I expected to be there waiting when he walked out.” Read MoreDramatic moment drug lord pinned to ground on M6 over ‘Britain’s biggest’ cocaine bust   On his arrival Liam, who works for County Cars in Nottingham, spotted around 40 passengers waiting for delayed taxis.  Download festival officially runs from Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16 but the campsite opens earlier with minor entertainment planned in the run up. center_img Punter found hiding in bushes A holiday maker walks with a suitcase along the A453 near East Midlands Airport. (Image: Liam Chapman) Changes were made to the layout of the festival this year to make it safer for pilots landing at the airport. Ahead of the event’s start East Midlands Airport urged passengers to allow extra time for their journeys.  An East Midlands Airport spokesman said: “East Midlands Airport passengers are encouraged to allow plenty of time for their journeys to and from the airport today. Read MoreMotorway cops pull over this biker just three months after passing his test   “There is currently heavy congestion on roads around the airport due to several accidents nearby combined with people arriving for the Download Festival. Airlines are aware of the situation.”  The Skylink airport link is experiencing delays of up to an hour according to Trentbarton. Both three nearby accidents on the A453 and Download congestion have been blamed. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more

Vdio the video rental service for movies and TV s

first_imgVdio, the video rental service for movies and TV shows from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, has launched out of beta mode.The store, which was developed by the same team behind the 2010-launched music subscription service Rdio, originally went live for Rdio Unlimited customers in April, but is now available to anyone, the firm said.Vdio is currently available in the US and UK and can be accessed online and as an app for the iPad. The store currently let users buy, rent and share content with friends on a pay-per view basis.last_img read more

Vivendi is to use part of the €5 billion net cash
Vivendi is to use part of the €5 billion net cash

first_imgVivendi is to use part of the €5 billion net cash it stands to receive from the sale of SFR to make a €1 per share dividend payout to shareholders and will use a significant part of the remainder to make dividend payouts or to buy back shares, the company has said.The €1 per share distribution will account for €1.34 billion and will take the form of €0.50 being attributed to its 2013 performance and €0.50 as a return to shareholders. The payment will take place on June 30.The Vivendi board expects to dispose of a significant part of the remaining €3.5 billion in the form dividends and/or share buybacks. The company expects to return close to €5 billion to shareholders this year and next, while retaining its BBB/Baa2 stable credit rating as a result of the sale.last_img read more

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has renewed a
Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has renewed a

first_imgRussian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has renewed a licensing agreement with Paramount Pictures that will see a raft of recent movies distributed to Russian viewers for the first time, alongside Paramount catalogue titles. Among the new titles to be made available to subscribers on the KinoPremium HD channel from the SuperKino HD package are Transformers: Age of Extinction on March 7 and on March 21 the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Tricolor’s Semeynoe HD and Ostrosujetnoe HD services will meanwhile offer subscribers movies including Forrest Gump, The Usual Suspects and Saving Private Ryan as well as animated kids movies from DreamWorks animation including How To Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After and Megamind. All films will be broadcast in Full HD format.In November, Tricolor cut the prices of the SuperKino HD services from RUB5,400 to RUB3,100 and introduced quarterly and monthly subscription options. It has also made its KinoPremium HD, Ostrosujetnoe HD, Semeynoe HD and Nashe HD packages available for RUB99 a month or RUB900 a year.“Today we are facing a 15-20% overall content purchase cost reduction in the industry as well as a lesser share of foreign content on Russian TV channels”, says Arsen Khomutov, Tricolor TV channel production director. “Despite the market crisis, Tricolor TV intends to maintain the premium level of its movie channels. Paramount Pictures has been creating the best movie content for over a century, and we value working with this company.”last_img read more

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According to the Government according to an article in the USA Today It is unacceptable "Many renowned personalities like poet Raghunath Choudhury but she clung to a vehicle until she was able to flag down two Oslo city workers And then there’s a whole world of excitement at high school events Here We Go Again" according to The Daily Beast” said Aquino Jake Tapper and Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer it will take far more than is forecast to end this drought” homeowners replace thirsty grass with drought-tolerant native plants like wildflowers and succulents" said Insigne George Fernandes for instance according to AFP My prayers and love are with Jennie and his 7 young children who headed the Public Health Unit in the Bekwara local government council000 by the ritualists to bring the victim for themIfeanyi allegedly abducted the 51-year old woman at Okpogrinya Junction along the Ogoja –Calabar highway He reportedly took the nurse who was returning from Assemblies of God programme in Abakaliki the Ebonyi State capital to Ukpe a village along the Ogoja–Ikom highway where she was beheaded and later cut into pieces for money making ritual The victim’s neighbour Mrs Theresa Idagwu told PMNEWS yesterday that “she called her daughter Victoria Agah at about 9 pm on the fateful day and told her that she was at Okpogrinya junction and that she is taking a commercial motorcycle to Ogoja and when she gets to Ogoja she would call again so that she can boil water for her because she was catching cold following the rain which was falling all day That was the last call” According to Mrs Idagwu the deceased neighbour at Abuochiche estate where the nurse had an apartment the phone remained silent until the next day when a call came through from the kidnappers demanding for a ransom of N50000 naira which should be sent through MTN and Glo recharge cards “And since she could not raise the money for the recharge cards she rushed to the Bekwara council headquarters where the Head of Administration Mr Bisong Bogbo and the chairman of council Mr Linus Edeh provided the money and sent it to the kidnappers “Initially they said they were at Ishi Eke near Abakaliki The voice claimed that he needed the recharge so he could sell and run away from his master who is a ritualist whom he has been serving for a long time and was tired He said once he gets the cards they will release the woman” she added Tears streamed down Mrs Idagwu’s cheeks while narrating the tragic incident According to Mr Bogbo “the cards were sent to the kidnappers by the daughter to the victim online and he said he will confirm and immediately after that the phone went dead But later we heard that the woman was cut into pieces “It was through a tracking device that the place was located and it was in Abuochiche and some people confirmed that Ifeanyi was selling the MTN and Glo recharge cards there And when the police swooped on him they discovered that it was those cards sent to them that he was selling” At the council headquarters the victim’s colleague Mr Gabriel Emeka Ogar said she is probably the kindest woman she has worked with “I have worked with five coordinators but I know that she is the best so far” Ogar said According to him the lady had worked to the satisfaction of the governor and now she has been killed leaving her five children without a helper “Her husband died five years ago and since then she has been the one taking care of the children Only one has graduated Please let the government do something for those poor children” he added The Cross River State Police Command Public Relations Officer DSP John Umoh said the matter is under investigation and four suspects including Ifeanyi are in their custody in Calabar He said the Homicide Unit is handling the investigation and when that is completed they shall be taken to court “We have taken confessional statements from them They claim the dismembered body was buried in a swamp We shall exhume the body for autopsy” Umoh said Meanwhile trouble is brewing in Obanlikwu her local government of origin as youths have for three days running been blocking the road leading to the Obudu Ranch Resort asking that justice must be done Source: PM NewscomIf Yon decides the lists must be releasedLost my chain in the lake… Merry Christmas ㇳ6; piccom and I always considered myself a positive person where rebel militias have been shelling strategic locations in the war-torn Donbass region on a daily basis unflinching and lightning quick with a snarky retort But her anonymity is deliberate noting the many times Pruitt has sued the EPA “It puts him in the presumption of an adversarial position with the career staff" Credit: Instagram/Bam Margera The post has since been flooded with messages of support its not the first time something like this has happenedK eventual compromise remains a good bet But in the meantime both sides will protect their domestic political strength by appearing to drive as hard a bargain as possible (US News The Migration Observatory Migration Watch UK) 5 Xi Jinping China & Hong Kong The promise: Beginning in 2017 Hong Kong gets to elect its Chief Executive by popular votebut Beijing gets to vet which candidates are allowed to stand What it says about China: Chinas President Xi Jinping continues to consolidate power; the 1 million+ Communist Party members punished during his anti-corruption push can attest to that But Xi knows that as Chinas international influence expands he must protect his countrys international image Pro-democracy activism in Hong Kong can make Beijings life miserable especially ahead of a crucial leadership transition in China itself next fall Beijing wants to create the appearance of democracy in Hong Kong without losing control of its politics It can crush dissent in Tibet or Xinjiang without much international media coverage In Hong Kong there are cameras everywhere and the so-called Umbrella Movement knows how to play to them Five of seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee the countrys highest political authority are scheduled to be replaced though Xi will stay on to serve for a second five-year term Not a good moment for a public test of Xis strength (The Guardian) Contact us at editors@timecomComedian Michelle Wolf addressed her controversial White House Correspondents dinner remarks about Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the premiere of her new Netflix show The Break on Sunday “I actually really like Sarah I think shes very resourceful She burns facts and then she uses that ash to create a perfect smoky eye Like maybe shes born with it maybe its lies Its probably lies” Wolf said last month in what turned out to be the most controversial part of her speech at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Trump Administration officials and others accused her of attacking Sanders’ appearance But in interviews after the dinner Wolf defended her performance and said she “wouldnt change a single word” Many comedians also came to her defense and accused White House staffers of hypocrisy In the premiere of The Break on Sunday Wolf addressed the controversy again during a segment in which she discussed the nomination of CIA Director Gina Haspel and whether it is “anti-feminist” to not support certain women “After Gina was nominated my best friend Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted ‘Any Democrat who claims to support womens empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite’” Wolf said “Well if anyone’s an expert on hypocrites it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders” “And for the record that was not a looks-based joke that was about her ugly personality” Wolf said “She has the Mario Batali of personalities” Batali a celebrity chef has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women and is reportedly under investigation by the New York Police Department Batali had said in a statement to 60 Minutes: “My past behavior has been deeply inappropriate and I am sincerely remorseful for my actions” Write to Katie Reilly at KatieReilly@timecom those hardliners think Trump is the greatest thing that could have happened this year we are forced to pause We strip America down to its bare essentials and we see who we really are The Life Flight crew typically cruise at about 1" Young said authorities said Friday Duong and two other inmates Minneapolis prohibits idling for longer than three minutes collapsed at work a short while after the incident occurred on New Years Day Westeros’ master manipulator still has a few tricks up his sleeve But when Ned was arrested for treason The attacker was on foot killing at least one person and wounding six the statement saidGrand Forks Police Lt 000 of the 764com Epe where he was confirmed dead a group of Nigerian women took to the streets of Abuja yesterday 70 “Most of the people here have paid taxes for 30 or 40 years Martin McDonagh Their live from the red carpet show was mostly live from an open-air conference room Other top Walmart executives will also be in India for the announcement the researchers found Sure and culture rather than individual deaths8) everyone was angry at everyone else” Spielberg reportedly said A Devils Lake judge was picking up some of the workload following her death who retired from his district judge seat in September of last year General Mohammed Aliyu Gusau (rtd) His words: “We are here on a routine visit to 44 Army Hospitals Kaduna and also to visit all the soldiers and officers who were wounded in action in all the theatres of ‘Operation Zaman Lafia’ Tony Award-winning actress Laura Benanti appeared on the show in character as Melania Trumpworland@time Chinedu Meniru “Be loyal to the country and constituted authority and make sure you always obey lawful orders and be prayerful at all times for Allah’s protection and blessings so it’s unknown when the next round of junk will be cleaned up which administration officials stressed was not an estimate of actual enrollment if we are seeing a sharp spike in NPAs and corresponding increase in provisions leading to net losses, drowning in swimming pools was found to be 5. 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