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  • Mother of slain Reeva Steenkamp to launch anti-abuse centre

    first_imgJune Steenkamp, whose daughter Reeva was killed by her Paralympian boyfriend Oscar Pistorius, said on Tuesday that she was launching an anti-abuse organisation in her daughter’s memory.Pistorius shot Steenkamp at his home outside Pretoria on Valentine’s Day 2013, believing she was an intruder. The 28-year-old athlete is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for manslaughter, after he was found not guilty of murder last year.His lawyers will later this week challenge a judge’s decision to allow prosecutors to appeal the runner’s negligent killing conviction. Steenkamp, who last year published her memoir, said the foundation was her way of keeping her daughter’s legacy alivelast_img read more

  • EPL: Man Utd fined £20,000 for players conduct

    first_imgMan Utd have been fined £20,000 for failing to control their players after they swarmed the referee in the heated defeat at Liverpool earlier this month. But now the club have now been hit with a £20,000 fine. Read Also:Treble-your-money contract: .Man Utd in last-ditch move for Angel Gomes The row was kick-started after Van Dijk clashed with De Gea in the build-up to a Roberto Firmino goal – later ruled out following a VAR review. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… United players surrounded ref Craig Pawson midway through the opening period after Virgil van Dijk challenged David De Gea. The FA charged the club with failing to “conduct themselves in an orderly fashion” earlier this week.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Best Tarantino Movie YetCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Action Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rushlast_img read more

  • Martins’ death: Sports Ministry, NFF ban Matches without Medical Equipment and Personnel

    first_img Nigeria Football Federation had also instructed that no NPFL match will go ahead until certain statutory measures are adhered to by the LMC and the 20 clubs operating in the league.Martins slumped on teh pitch during the NPFL match between Nasarawa United and Katsina United in Lafia on Sunday. He was attended to by medics, however reports suggest that for the lack thereof of essential equipment and a broken down Stadium ambulance, Martins could have been save. The footballer was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, when he was eventually conveyed by another Ambulance. Neither the LMC nor the Club side have released an official report explaining the incident that transpired in the circumstances leading to the player’s demise. But the NFF on Monday declare a host of measures that must be adhered to henceforth in the league. Among them, the NFF demanded the availability of: – Medical equipment and personnel as provided in the NFF Club Licensing Regulations at match venues. Read Also:Tokyo 2020: Sports Ministry’s Adoption Initiative Boost For Athletes – All Match Commissioners and the host FA are to ensure they inspect all the facilities including carrying out test runs before giving go-ahead for any match to be played. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Following the death of the player of Nassarawa United Chineme Martins during a league match over the weekend, Minister for Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has ordered that henceforth, no game should be played without the full compliments of paramedics personnel and equipments at the venue. This decision was taken after due consultations ,meetings and calls to relevant stakeholders by the Minister. A statement from the Office of the Sports Development Minister said “Henceforth from March 14th ,2020 no league match would take place without paramedics personnel , full equipments as provided for in the NFF Club licensing Regulations. This decision was reached to ensure prompt response in the event of any incident during matches. We don’t want any avoidable deaths in our match venues or any other sports for that matter. We are also going to move against hooliganism at match venues. We shall enforce zero tolerance for violence at stadium as is the case in all match venues” Under the arrangement, all match commissioners , host State FAs must inspect all medical facilities at match venues , test run to confirm that they are working before the commencement of any league game. Meanwhile ,Dare has offered his condolences to the family of the departed player , even as he assured that adequate measures would be put in place to forestall future occurrences .”The death of the Nassarawa United player is most unfortunate. We shall not tolerate avoidable death as a result of not observing laid down rules.” Promoted Content18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withlast_img read more

  • WRBI wraps up Christmas in Dixie

    first_imgL to R Terrance Beach, Karen Pollitt, Eugene LakerBATESVILLE, Ind. — Last night was the finale of WRBI’s Christmas in Dixie.All of the weekly winners came out to the Batesville Middle School commons to receive their weekly prizes, as well as a chance at the top 3 prizes.Terrance Beach was the winner of $500 cash from the Friendship State bank.Eugene Laker, who was in attendance for his wife, Helen Laker, won the getaway to Cincinnati.Karen Pollitt won the Grand Prize, a trip to Nashville, Tennessee.last_img read more

  • Baggies bring in Camp

    first_img It follows the Baggies, currently bottom of the Premier League, securing the services of midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a season-long loan from Marseille with an option to make the deal permanent. Foster has suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and West Brom’s goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely said Camp’s signing was timely. “Lee will bring experience and authority to the goalkeeping department,” Kiely told the club’s website. “We have acted quickly in the wake of Ben’s injury and made a really good signing. “Lee comes with a strong pedigree, having played at a high level both domestically and internationally.” Amalfitano, 28, has been at Marseille since 2011, has one international cap for France and has also played for Lorient and Sedan. Marseille confirmed in a statement on their official website: “Olympique de Marseille announce the loan with a purchase option for a permanent transfer for Morgan Amalfitano to English club West Bromwich Albion.” West Brom boss Steve Clarke is also looking to strengthen up front after seeing his side go a third straight league game without scoring. Clarke said: “I’ve spoken at length about the need to bring fresh faces in to the club.” Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie has been linked with a move to Swansea and Clarke it was “50-50” whether the player leaves West Brom for another club. Camp, who has nine Northern Ireland caps, was a free agent and has been signed on a rolling monthly contract until January. The 29-year-old Camp has made 349 league appearances during spells at Derby, Burton, QPR, Nottingham Forest and Norwich. Press Associationcenter_img West Brom have signed goalkeeper Lee Camp as cover for their injured England stopper Ben Foster, who is out for three months.last_img read more

  • Local cross-country runners, golfers earn postseason honors

    first_imgELLSWORTH — Local athletes have been announced as all-conference athletes in their respective sports.Caitlin MacPherson of Ellsworth was named a Class B first-team selection to the All-PVC girls’ cross-country team along with Mount Desert Island’s Callan Eason, Olivia Johnson, Katelyn Osborne and Rachelle Swanson. Cassidy Hanscom, Grace Munger, Piper Soares and Sophia Taylor were second-team selections.For the MDI boys, Ponce Saltysiak was named PVC Runner of the Year. Saltysiak was an All-Penobscot Valley Conference first-team choice along with teammates Jon Genrich, Calvin Partin and Sam York. Stephen Grierson and Mason Soares earned second-team selections, and Cody Parker (MDI) and Matt Shea (Ellsworth) received honorable mention.In Class C, George Stevens Academy’s Sol Lorio and Clark Morrison and Sumner’s Luke Barnes earned All-PVC boys’ honors. Caden Mattson and Ian Renwick of GSA and David Hileman of Bucksport were second-teamers, and Andrew Hipsky (GSA) and Henry Penfold (Deer Isle-Stonington) took honorable mention.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA’s Thea Crowley (first team) and Grace Broughton and Josie Czuj (second team) earned All-PVC girls’ honors in Class C, and Sumner’s Rachael Hastey earned honorable mention. Crowley was named Runner of the Year.For the Class B All-PVC golf team, MDI’s Emily Carter, Olivia Gray and Gabbie James were All-PVC selections with James also being named Female Golfer of the Year. GSA’s Robbie Bennett and Tony Pallitano, Sumner’s Warren Harden and Deer Isle-Stonington’s Tommy Hutchinson were Class C selections. Warren was Golfer of the Year.Desiree Sirois (MDI cross-country), Jon Nicholson (MDI golf) and Dwayne Carter (GSA golf) earned Coach of the Year honors in their respective classes.last_img read more

  • Dodgers can’t escape early hole, streak ends with loss to Mariners

    first_imgThe sun sets late in the Pacific Northwest this time of year. But it got dark early for the Dodgers on Wednesday night.Dodgers starter Julio Urias was pulled in the second inning and his replacement, Dennis Santana, gave up four runs in the third inning as the Seattle Mariners put an end to the Dodgers’ seven-game winning streak, handing them a 6-4 defeat at T-Mobile Park.PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) is congratulated on his home run by Chris Taylor against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy tosses aside his bat after being ejected from the game against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts argues with umpire Mark Ripperger after Roberts was ejected in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, center, uses his bat to nudge teammate Max Muncy, right, back as Muncy argues with home plate umpire Mark Ripperger after being ejected during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Dennis Santana #77 hands over the game ball to manager Dave Roberts #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after giving up four runs in the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on August 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ A.J. Pollock, right, begins a dive back to first base as Seattle Mariners first baseman Evan White waits for the throw on a pickoff attempt during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. Pollock was out on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias adjusts his cap as he throws against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Keibert Ruiz, center, takes off from first base between Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker, left, and first baseman Evan White during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy (13) is greeted by third base coach Dino Ebel as Muncy runs the bases on his solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Evan White #12 of the Seattle Mariners is attended to by a team trainer and manager Scott Servais #29 after injuring his leg from a foul ball while at bat in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at T-Mobile Park on August 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Dylan Moore (25) is greeted by Kyle Seager on Moore’s solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Home plate umpire Mark Ripperger, left, turns toward Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after he ejected the manager in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) is congratulated on his home run by Chris Taylor against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy tosses aside his bat after being ejected from the game against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)NextShow Caption1 of 14Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy tosses aside his bat after being ejected from the game against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)ExpandDodgers manager Dave Roberts, hitting coach Robert Van Scoyoc and Max Muncy were not around to see the end. All three were ejected by home-plate umpire Mark Ripperger during Muncy’s sixth-inning at-bat.“It wasn’t pretty,” Roberts said of the game that featured two errors by the Dodgers as well and ended with Corey Seager striking out with the bases loaded. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “I just think it didn’t get off to a good start. Julio couldn’t get in sync tonight, really just wasn’t sharp, didn’t have command. I think it bled over to the defense. On the offensive side, (Mariners starter Taijuan) Walker was really good tonight. He started with the fastball at the top of the zone. Then the second time, third time through he went primarily with his secondaries.”Urias was in danger from the start against the Mariners — a storyline that is becoming familiar. He needed 34 pitches to get through the first inning, allowing one run on two singles and a walk.In five starts this season, Urias has allowed four runs and a .348 (8 for 23) batting average in the first inning. In every other inning, he has allowed just three runs and held batters to a.215 (14 for 65) average.“In his last three starts, it’s been that first inning that he hasn’t looked sharp,” Roberts acknowledged. “I don’t know if it’s the pregame prep — whether it’s too much early, not enough early to get ready for that first inning. We’ll talk about it. But we’ve got to be ready from Pitch One.”Urias headed down that same road in the second with a leadoff double by Tim Lopes and a single by Sam Haggerty. Roberts pulled Urias two batters later, having watched him retire just five of the 10 batters he faced, needing 52 pitches to do it. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “I think it’s consistency, consistency and attacking fast. That’s what I take from this outing,” Urias said through an interpreter.“But overall I’m just not happy with what I did tonight. I’m real frustrated and will go out tomorrow and work for the next start.”Decisions are looming regarding that starting rotation. Three starters — Walker Buehler, Ross Stripling and Urias — have underwhelmed recently while Tony Gonsolin and his 0.00 ERA wait at the alternate training site and Alex Wood works back from his shoulder injury.“That’s a team decision. I don’t really focus on that,” Urias said. “Whatever decision they make, I’m going to take in the best way possible.”Santana escaped damage in the second inning but the first five Mariners batters in the third inning reached base. Four came around to score including three on a home run by Austin Nola.Down 5-3 after three innings, the Dodgers’ offense couldn’t cover for the early stumbles of Urias and Santana. Walker went seven innings, allowing only four hits and retiring the final 12 consecutive Dodgers he faced.Three of the four hits off Walker were the only positive signs of the night. Three struggling hitters — Muncy, Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger — each hit solo home runs.Muncy’s homer in the second inning followed a 2-for-18 slide. Later that inning, Pederson snapped a 1-for-17 stretch. And in the third, Bellinger ended an 0-for-13 hitless string.“I think that’s a sign of good things to come,” Roberts said.The Dodgers did pull a run closer in the eighth when Mookie Betts doubled and Justin Turner extended his hitting streak to 13 games with an RBI single. But the only real fireworks came during Ripperger’s sixth-inning spree.To avoid commercial air travel this season, many umpires have been flying on team planes like the Dodgers. Ripperger might be better off taking a bus back from Seattle.“That’s kind of unique to the world we’re in today,” Roberts said of the potential awkwardness of pandemic travel. “That’s completely understandable, accepted by all and the right thing to do. As far as on the field, they have a job to do. We have a job to do. Everyone is competing, doing their best. So once we’re done playing I don’t think it has any effect.”Ripperger’s strike zone might linger for Muncy. He was called out on a third strike in his third-inning at-bat that appeared low and he directed some comments Ripperger’s way as he headed to the dugout. When Ripperger made a similar call for strike two during Muncy’s sixth-inning at-bat, he clearly heard about it from the Dodgers dugout and picked Van Scoyoc to eject.Roberts came out of the dugout to confront Ripperger and was also ejected. After he swung and missed at strike three, Muncy continued the critique of Ripperger’s strike zone — though he walked away without looking at the umpire — and was also ejected.The Dodgers did load the bases in the ninth (on an infield single and two walks) but Seager struck out to end the game.Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more

  • UFC president Dana White targeting May 9 for next event

    first_imgUFC president Dana White is planning to stage his next event on May 9 amid the coronavirus pandemic.UFC 249 was called off last week because of the COVID-19 crisis, which has claimed the lives of at least 126,600 people worldwide. Despite White’s best efforts in trying to secure an alternative location at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in California, ESPN asked the UFC boss to postpone the event.But White is still eager to deliver mixed martial arts action as soon as possible, telling ESPN he is working on his next event at a location to be determined.According to ESPN, the targeted card for May 9 includes Ferguson’s showdown with Gaethje and Donald Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis. MORE: Anthony Smith details taking down home intruderThe event — originally scheduled to be held in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 18 — was set to be headlined by Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje after the latter replaced unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov because of travel issues.last_img read more

  • NIACC classes to remain online, graduation postponed

    first_imgMASON CITY — North Iowa Area Community College made the decision on Friday afternoon to continue all courses online for the remainder of the spring semester and to postpone the college’s spring commencement ceremony. The college is making the decision due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides online instruction continuing through the end of the semester, things like labs, studios, performance instruction, and other experiential learning sections will not be held in person for the remainder of the semester. As for graduation, graduates will have the opportunity to participate in a commencement ceremony at some point in the future. Graduates will receive their diplomas via mail as soon as grades are finalized and transcripts are updated. All college events and activities will be canceled or moved online for the remainder of the spring semester. Summer class registration is open, with many of those classes already designed to be done online. For more information head to niacc.edu.last_img read more

  • Reynolds says Iowa’s entering new phase in COVID-19 era

    first_imgJOHNSTON — Governor Kim Reynolds today said the state is “shifting strategies” and entering a new phase in the pandemic.“You know, Iowans can be proud of what we’re doing. You should be proud of what we’re doing,” Reynolds told reporters at a news conference late this morning. “We are leading and we’re leading by example and we’re doing to continue to lead.”Early efforts were aimed at preserving protective equipment and ensuring hospitals had the capacity to care for COVID-19 patients, according to Reynolds. Reynolds said the state now has more testing capacity and 150 Iowa National Guard soldiers joining local efforts to tracking down people who may have been exposed to the virus. With “hot spots” around the state identified, Reynolds said she’s making prudent decisions about lifting closure orders and allowing businesses to reopen, at limited capacity.“We can’t keep businesses closed indefinitely,” Reynolds said.(Check back for more information on this developing story.)last_img read more