Irving will wear no. 11 with Celtics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Celtics retired No. 1 for founder and original owner Walter Brown. They retired No. 2 for former coach and general manager Red Auerbach.In all, the Celtics have retired 21 numbers, with Paul Pierce’s No. 34 next in line for the TD Garden rafters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics’ Al Horford, from the Dominican Republic, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Cleveland. APBOSTON, Massachusetts—Newly acquired guard Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 in Boston because the Celtics already have retired the numbers he wore in college and with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Irving wore No. 11 at two New Jersey high schools before switching to No. 1 at Duke. He wore No. 2 with the Cavaliers for the first six years of his NBA career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side SEA Games: PH squash team brings in second bronze Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

a month agoKeane and Carragher clash over Liverpool’s title failure

first_imgKeane and Carragher clash over Liverpool’s title failureby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane has enjoyed a dig at Jamie Carragher over Liverpool’s title failure.Keane and Carragher were both in the Sky Sports studio analysing Manchester United’s latest defeat to West Ham in the Premier League. “I was in this position at Liverpool where you are trying to catch teams,” he said.”Sometimes you just need that two or three players who can transform them. I think of Luis Suarez coming to Liverpool.”For three or four years we were finishing sixth and seventh, where United are and then almost won the title.”Sometimes that one player can make all the difference.”But Keane hit back with his own response and suggested finishing runners-up would never be enough for United.”Jamie, you said almost winning the title. You didn’t win a title. You are talking about Manchester United here,” Keane said.Carragher responded by saying it would help United ‘bridge the gap’ but Keane snapped back: “But Liverpool are still trying to bridge that gap.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevilla

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevillaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSergio Ramos hailed Real Madrid’s “hunger” for victory at Sevilla.Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Zinedine Zidane’s side bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.”We knew how difficult the game was going to be as it’s been years since we won here,” Ramos told Movistar+ at full time.”We came with a very strong mentality and with the intention of making as few mistakes as possible.”Even though Sevilla had possession, we always knew we’d have little of the ball and when we did have it we took advantage of it.”We achieved the objective and we stayed calm this week, after everything that was said.”Real Madrid are always hungry to win.”The team is always very optimistic.”The team is improving.”This is very long, we’ve drawn level with Athletic Club in the table and we have to keep trying to improve as a team and especially to take chances like we did today.” last_img read more

16 days agoCasper exclusive: Man Utd must follow Man City with sporting director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your say Casper exclusive: Man Utd must follow Man City with sporting director hireby Andrew Maclean16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveClass of 92′ graduate Chris Casper says Manchester United should follow in the footsteps of their rivals by hiring a sporting director.The Red Devils have gone from perennial champions under Sir Alex Ferguson to floating in the Premier League abyss six years after the great Scot’s departure. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have been and gone, and current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be next with his team sitting 12th on the table.Every United fan and their dog have had an opinion on where the club’s gone wrong, with recruitment the term heard frequently amongst pub banter and social media threads.United are looking for a sporting director to rectify the problem, with a range of names thrown around from RB Leipzig mastermind Paul Mitchell to ex-United leader Rio Ferdinand.But news of an appointment has dried up and recruitment has faltered as a result, as Solskjaer’s sudden shortage of attacking options can attest.United are undoubtedly leaps and bounds behind league leaders Manchester City and Liverpool, and Salford City sporting director Casper thinks filling the new position will allow for maximum efficiency throughout the club.Asked if it would be smart move, Casper told TribalFootball.com: “Yeah I think so. Especially when you look at Txiki Begiristain with Man City and Michael Edwards at Liverpool as their sporting directors. “I think it’s just about having that link with the manager, I think it’s really important. The strategic plan and the plan the owners are looking to achieve, I think that’s got to be clear in how you want to achieve it and you need to someone who is going to help co-ordinate that. “You can lack support for all the different departments, and especially for the manager on the side of recruiting staff, recruiting players and take away a lot of the nonsense that managers in the past have had to deal with, speaking to agents and trying to deal with players and things like that. “The head coaches that Man City and Liverpool have got are unbelievable coaches and they can focus on what they do best and that’s working with players on the training and getting the best out of them. And it’s clearly working for them because they are the best two teams in the league.”Solskjaer has intimated United would be targeting young and hungry British players in their recruitment drive this past summer.Signings Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James all meet those requirements, which Casper thinks is a wise idea for the future.He added: “It’s sensible. It’s got to be a long-term strategic plan. “It can’t be short-term, over one year or 18 months. It has to be a five, ten-year plan of what they’re going to do. You look at Manchester City, obviously not with British players, but they have a certain identity of a player that they want to bring in and they’ve been doing it for the last eight to ten years. “That’s a long-term strategy and plan that’s flourishing. That’s what Man Utd has to look towards now and hopefully this is the start of young players being given an opportunity. “It’s the biggest club in the world and they’ve got to get back to hopefully where they were seven or eight years ago, regularly challenging for the Premier League and Champions League.” last_img read more

Video: ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley Accused Brian Kelly Of Racism In Sideline Incident

first_imgBrian Kelly yelling on the Notre Dame sideline.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s sideline shove of assistant strength coach David Grimes drew national attention over the weekend. Kelly said on Tuesday he “regretted” that the incident took place. Kelly’s hotheadedness and sideline demonstrations are well-documented, but ESPN SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley accused the veteran head coach of racism for his treatment of Grimes. Speaking on SportsNation yesterday, Wiley had the following to say: “This is racial. You know I don’t like to play the race card, but I’m going to go here on this one,” he said. “When you see a black coach getting emasculated basically, undermined on the sidelines, when he’s a coach with authority over those players, they’re going to say, ‘Huh, there are very few images and likenesses of a black player with the position of authority on the coaching staff.’ Very few. And when you see one treated like that, your imagination starts to take over and says ‘Brian Kelly, we tried to respect all of you guys on a level playing field, despite the fact that most of us on the field are black, but then most of you on the sidelines are white.’ But when you undermine one of the few figures that we can actually see a likeness, now that speaks volumes to those players…”Wiley’s co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Max Kellerman seemed to support his point. You can view all of their comments and the full video of the exchange below. We’ve seen Kelly scream at quarterbacks both white (Dayne Crist, Tommy Rees) and black (Everett Golson, DeShone Kizer) on the sideline in recent years. He’s berated officials as well. Was his behavior towards Grimes racially motivated? We’ll let you be the judge. [ MediaIte ]last_img read more

BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party Supports Charity

first_imgThe British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) celebrated the 2015 Awards Season with their annual Tea Party on Saturday, January 10, 2015.Keira Knightley and Eddie Redmayne at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyThe BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party is one of the most prestigious events in the annual awards calendar, celebrating excellence in the craft, and wishing the best of luck to all nominees for the awards season ahead.Anna Kendrick at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyCredit/Copyright: Slate PRAwards Season Nominees along with leading executives, celebrities and BAFTA members enjoyed traditionally British tea and scones, and cocktails in the uniquely relaxed surroundings of a British Tea Party.Rosamund Pike at BAFTA Los Angeles Tea PartyAmong the stars who attended were Graham Annable (The Boxtrolls), Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Caitriona Balfre (Outlander), Stephen Beresford (Pride), Cressida Bonas, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Henry Cavill, Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Roy Conli (Big Hero 6), Dominic Cooper, James Corden (Into The Woods), Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant), Karen David (Galavant), Cara Delevingne, Alexandre Desplat, Jamie Dornan, Carmen Ejogo (Selma), Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder), James Faulkner (Downton Abbey), Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), David Ferguson, Freddie Fox, Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Nicolas Giacobone (Birdman), Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Joanna Going (House of Cards), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Jared Harris (The Boxtrolls), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Sam Heugen (Outlander), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Jeremy Irvine, Mallory Jansen (Galavant), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Anna Kendrick (Into The Woods), Travis Knight (The Boxtrolls), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey/Imitation Game), Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent), Richard Linklater (Boyhood), David Livingstone (Pride), Nigel Lythgoe, Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything), James Marsh (Theory of Everything), Niecy Nash (Getting On), Gareth Neame (Downton Abbey), James Nesbitt (The Hobbit), Frances O’Connor, Hannah New (Black Sails), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Ben Robson (Vikings), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Rene Russo, Andrea Suarez Paz (Stand Clear of the Closing Doors), Miles Teller (Whiplash), Allison Tollman (Fargo), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Dominic West (The Affair), and more.As well as honoring the year’s nominees and winners, the Tea Party also raises awareness of BAFTA Los Angeles’ wider work including its award-winning Community Outreach and Philanthropic programs that operate year-round, including the Heritage Archive and Inner City Cinema programs.The BAFTA Los Angeles Awards Season Tea Party was presented by Jaguar and Mulberry. Event sponsors included Four Season Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, American Airlines and The Wiston Estate.last_img read more

Inspiration Awards Benefiting Step Up Raises Nearly 500000

first_imgOn Friday, June 1, Step Up hosted its annual Inspiration Awards, presented by The Coach Foundation.They welcomed 800 guests to a luncheon and reception benefitting Step Up’s confidence building programs for girls, and honored Regina Hall and Step Up teen Vivi for their commitment to this cause. Step Up believes all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and the Inspiration Awards raise 45% of the funds Step Up needs to reach girls in the Los Angeles community for one year. This year’s celebration raised nearly $500,000.Among those who attended were speaker Amy Wakeland (First Lady of Los Angeles), presenters and additional special guests including Channing Dungey, Julie Bowen, January Jones, Sanaa Lathan, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Amy Brenneman, Lacey Chabert, Garcelle Beauvais, Kaley Cuoco, Rebecca Gayheart Dane, Amy Davidson, Torrey DeVitto, Jennie Garth, Meagan Holder, Ashley Jones, Christine Lakin, Lisa Ling, Charlotte McKinney, Alex Meneses, Beverley Mitchell, Ciera Payton, Jillian Rose Reed, Louise Roe, Marla Sokoloff, Emeraude Toubia, Argelia Atilano & Omar Velasco, Rainbow Barris, Suzanne Boda, Kimberly J. Brown, Nancy Carell, Willa Ford, Dr. Nita Landry, Nicole Lapin, Stephanie Lemelin, Kelsey Patel, Jenna Paulette, Elena Satine, Ashley Torres, Malina Weissman, and many more.Step Up propels girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,728.28, down 66.85 points).Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Down 15 cents, or 6.67 per cent, to $2.10 on 21.3 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 60 cents, or 8.66 per cent, to $7.53 on 14.9 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up seven cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $7.67 on 12.9 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down 17 cents, or 6.85 per cent, to $2.31 on 9.9 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down 34 cents, or 0.8 per cent, to $42.09 on 7.1 million shares.Toronto Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 28 cents, or 0.4 per cent, to $69.55 on 6.4 million shares.Companies reporting major news:BlackBerry Inc. (TSX:BB). Down four cents at $10.61. Blackberry is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles by building a new service to provide infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information securely. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based technology company says it will waive the service fees for the product for automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots because it says the offering is necessary to ensure users can trust the validity of information received from other systems. The service will first be used in conjunction with Invest Ottawa, which will use it for a 16-kilometre road autonomous vehicle test track resembling a miniature city, complete with pavement markings, traffic lights, stop signs and pedestrian crosswalks.Badger Daylighting Ltd. (TSX:BAD). Up $2.23 or 7.1 per cent at $33.59. A director who served for 25 years on the board of Badger Daylighting said he’s resigning over its decision not to bring to its investors a secret takeover proposal made last summer. David Calnan, a Calgary lawyer who has been on the board since 1993, said Monday the way it dealt with the confidential unsolicited cash-and-shares buyout offer made in mid-July highlighted differences between his perspective as a director who is also a large shareholder and the rest of the board.Aurora Cannabis Inc. Aurora Cannabis has signed a deal to acquire Mexican company Farmacias Magistrales for an undisclosed price. The deal to buy the pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor follows an agreement last week that saw Aurora partner with the company. It says Farmacias recently became Mexico’s first federally licensed importer of raw materials containing THC. Aurora says Farmacias plans to use imported THC and CBD concentrates to produce various cannabis oil products for the medical market.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Djokovic eyes record sixth Indian Wells Masters title

first_imgIndian Wells (United States): Doubt is a distant memory for Novak Djokovic as the world number one returns to Indian Wells on top of the tennis world, one year after his shock loss to qualifier Taro Daniel. Djokovic is making his first start since winning his third Grand Slam title on the trot at the Australian Open in January. He said he wasn’t fully recovered from elbow surgery when he opted to compete in the California desert last year, but it’s not a decision he regrets given the events that followed in 2018. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together “I definitely wasn’t ready to compete at this level last year,” the Serb said Thursday as he looked forward to his title defense in the elite Masters series event. “I was kind of convincing myself that I was, but I truly wasn’t. “I know most of my team members at the time were against me playing in Indian Wells and Miami because it was too early after the surgery. “I could have, should have made a different decision, but I believe it also taught me some valuable lessons that helped me to create amazing results in the next seven, eight months and get from 22 in the world to No. 1 in the world in less than six months.” Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open Djokovic would cement his return with a Wimbledon title and follow that with a US Open crown. He dominated Rafael Nadal in January’s Australian Open title and must be favored for a sixth Indian Wells crown — which would see him break the record he currently shares with fourth-seeded Roger Federer. Djokovic will open in the second round against 128th-ranked American Bjorn Fratangelo, who beat fellow qualifier Elias Ymer of Sweden 4-6, 6-2, 6-2. He could face a dangerous third-round clash with Australian Nick Kyrgios, seeded 31st, who is coming off his first title in more than a year in Acapulco last week. Kyrgios will take on Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round after the German veteran dispatched France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-0. The Australian beat Nadal, former world number three Stan Wawrkina, ninth-ranked John Isner and number three Alexander Zverev on route the title in Mexico. He also holds a 2-0 career record against Djokovic, including a straight-sets victory over the Serb star in Indian Wells two years ago. “If I get a chance to play against him … I’ll look forward to that because he’s in-form,” Djokovic said. “On the other hand, I started the season very well. “I hope I can restart here where I stopped in Australia.” In other first-round matches Thursday American Sam Querrey defeated Italian Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7/5), 2-6, 6-4 to line up a meeting with 13th-seeded Milos Raonic — a rematch of their quarter-final here last year won by the Canadian. Veteran Ivo Karlovic defeated Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/3) to line up an all-Croatian clash with 11th-seeded Borna Coric. Canadian 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, ranked 58th in the world, defeated Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-2 to book a meeting with rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas.last_img read more

Podcast Nate Silver On The Power Of Elo

How can the 2007 Patriots be the best NFL team ever when they didn’t even win the Super Bowl? Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (Sept. 22, 2015), Nate Silver joins for a special one-on-one discussion with Chadwick Matlin (Neil Paine and Kate Fagan are out of town). Nate and Chad talk about a Boston University report that raised an alarm about long-term brain injury in NFL players and what it says about sample size. Then, Nate offers a defense of Elo, the power rating we use at FiveThirtyEight to rank teams and athletes in nearly every sport. What is Elo? How does it work? Are the 2007 New England Patriots really the best NFL team of all time despite not winning the Super Bowl?And to close out the show, a Significant Digit on a new accomplishment by U.S. soccer midfielder Carli Lloyd.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Below is a video excerpt and links to some of what we discussed on the show:Concussion watch: ESPN’s list of injuries in the NFL.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University announced that 87 out of 91 former NFL players who donated their brains for testing after their deaths tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).The 2007 Patriots have the highest Elo rating of any team in the history of the NFL.Significant Digit: 5 x 5. Carli Lloyd’s hat trick in Sunday’s U.S. women’s national team win over Haiti makes her the fifth American with five international hat tricks. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Weah New PSG coach can make me a better player

first_imgTimothy Weah believes that coach Thomas Tuchel can push him to new heights this season at Paris Saint-GermainThe 18-year-old son of the legendary George Weah has been at the Parc Des Princes for the past year.Although with a star roster containing the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria, opportunities have been hard to come by for Weah.The United States international had the option to go out on loan this season, but opted to remain at PSG under new coach Tuchel.Weah hopes that the German will have a similar impact on him to what he had on fellow teenage American forward Christian Pulisic.After Tuchel handed Pulisic his Borussia Dortmund debut in 2016, the 19-year-old has since become regarded as one of the best prospects in world football.“Watching Dortmund, seeing Christian play so many games at his age, really made me believe in his coaching tactics and techniques,” Weah said on Sportskeeda.“He’s really pushing us young guys to make our mark and get out there and do our thing, and that’s what makes him happy the most.“And I love him as a coach and I love him as a person. He’s just really pushed me to be a better player, and I can’t wait to see where the season takes us.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Constantly working to get better and remain consistent ??⏳ pic.twitter.com/dhcaFXXSUB— TIM WEAH (@TimWeah) August 15, 2018Still just 18, Weah intends to focus on his development as a footballer for the time being.“I don’t really want to rush anything. I’m only 18 — I’m still 18 and I have a long way to go, and right now is just me being an apprentice,” he said.“Maybe next year, who knows, I’ll take my talents on loan somewhere else and see what that really does for me, but right now I’m content with what I have and I’m content at PSG.”And George Weah endorses this mindset.“He tells me, ‘Just wait your turn,’” Tim Weah said.“You’re playing with stars. It’s not going to happen immediately.”last_img read more

Gunman Kills 4 Then Himself After Mass at Brazil Cathedral

first_imgBy PETER PRENGAMAN and C.H. GARDINER, Associated PressRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving four others injured before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said.The mass shooting, a rarity in Latin America’s largest nation, happened right after the midday service had ended at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, a city about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Sao Paulo.In this frame grab taken from a security camera provided by Campinas City Hall, two people shot by a gunman lie wounded at the entrance of the Metropolitan Cathedral, in Campinas, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. A man opened fire inside the cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four and leaving others injured before turning a gun on himself, authorities said. (Campinas City Hall via AP)“It’s so sad,” said Wilson Cassante, a press officer with the archdiocese. “It’s hard to imagine the pain this has caused.”Hours after paramedics were seen taking bodies and injured out of the church, authorities identified the shooter as 49-year-old Euler Fernando Grandolpho of Valinhos, a nearby city in the densely populated state of Sao Paulo.Grandolpho, a systems analyst, was not a member of the church, authorities said. According to public records, Grandolpho had held various jobs with government entities, including a stint as an assistant to the prosecutor in the public ministry in Sao Paulo.Authorities said they had not identified a motive. A backpack found near the dead gunman had his identification but no note or other clues, police investigator Jose Henrique Ventura told reporters outside the church. “Thanks to the intervention of police, something much bigger was avoided,” said Ventura, adding that the four injured were in stable condition.Danielle Coutinho told EPTV that she was sitting in the church chatting after Mass when the shooting began. A man sitting close to her was shot as she and others ran.“I saw people getting shot. I can’t get it out of my head,” she said in tears. “It was horrible.”A firefighter walks next to a victim killed at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Campinas, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018. Authorities say an armed man entered the cathedral in southern Brazil on Tuesday afternoon and opened fire, killing at least four people before killing himself. (Denny Cesare/Futura Press via AP)Brazil has long struggled with gun violence, and is routinely the world leader in total homicides. Last year, nearly 64,000 people were killed. President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, a former army captain, campaigned on promises to crack down on violence, in part by loosening gun laws so more civilians could arm themselves.Still, mass shootings like those in the United States are unusual.Hamilton Caviola Filho, a police investigator, told news portal G1 that authorities had reviewed surveillance footage from inside the cathedral.The shooter “came into the church, sat on a pew, with time to think, and then got up and starting shooting,” said Caviola Filho.The investigator also said that before shooting himself in the head, the suspect took a bullet in the ribs from responding police. In total, the suspect fired at least 20 shots, said Caviola Filho.Father Amaury Thomazi, who celebrated Mass before the shooting, posted a video recounting the chaos that followed the burst of gunfire.“Nobody could do anything or help in any way” to stop the rampage, Thomazi said, calling on people to pray for the dead, the injured and the shooter.last_img read more

Cards Arrive in Evanston for NCAA Regional

first_imgStory Links ESPN Watch After a two-hour rain delay, the sun came out and Cards finally took the field for a spirited and competitive 90-minute practice session in preparation for Friday’s regional-opening game against Southern Illinois.  Print Friendly Version The weekend aheadDATES: May 17-19, 2019LOCATION: Evanston, Ill.VENUE: Sharon Drysdale FieldTELEVISION: ESPN3ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play), Jennie Ritter (analysis) Tickets The University of Louisville softball team began its NCAA regional experience on Thursday with practice day at Northwestern’s Sharon J. Drysdale Field. Take a look at the photo gallery from Thursday’s practice: /galleries?gallery=7817 NCAA Evanston Regional ScheduleFriday, May 17Game 1: Southern Illinois vs. Louisville, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)Game 2: Detroit Mercy at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)Saturday, May 18Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 2 p.m.Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 4:30 p.m.Game 5: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3, 7 p.m.Sunday, May 19Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 2:00 p.m.Game 7*: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 4:30 p.m.*If necessaryAll times Eastern Important information for the weekend ahead. Evanston Regional Central Thursday Practice Photo Gallery Live Scoring last_img read more

Releasing Resurgent India

first_imgThe book, launched in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum & Environment Veerappa Moily is an endeavour to discover the true significance of the contributions of Rajiv Gandhi in different areas of national life.Talking about the prime subject of his book, PDT Achary said, ‘Rajiv Gandhi is perhaps one of the most misunderstood prime ministers in Indian history. It is important to first understand the heart and mind of one of the nation’s most influential leaders in order to be able to understand his ambitious policies in their entirety. Rajiv was clearly a man ahead of his time. While we are still living in a time period of five-year plans, his policies envisioned two decades. I hope I have been able to capture the essence of his futuristic vision and provide a balanced perspective of the media trial that he underwent during his tenure.’ Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This book objectively evaluates the contributions made by Rajiv Gandhi towards the nation. The prologue takes us through the major phases in Indian history and highlights the continuity of its cultural and political traditions, beginning from the Indus Valley Civilization to the later part of the 20th century. The epilogue narrates the post-1989 political developments characterized by instability caused by the coming and going of governments in quick succession and the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. It also provides a perspective on his personality and performance and also on the implications of his death for the political future of India.Commenting on the book, Hamid Ansari said, ‘To write about Rajiv Gandhi, a modern Indian and his attempt to give a new thrust to a traditional India, would not have been easy. He had a vision of global peace and was one of the firsts to discuss about nuclear disarmament. I hope this book will be read by all those who are interested in contemporary Indian politics.’last_img read more

Punjabi funny bone

first_imgBehroopiya Entertainers presented Saanu Kee, a 60 minute Punjabi Standup Comedy with  Amit Tandon and Maheep Singh, two comedians born at the same hospital in the same city but to different parents and separated by their fate. Finally, they were reunited by their sense of humour. Both of them believe that anything once translated to Punjabi sounds funny. So, this is the first stand-up comedy in Punjabi that has easily understandable Punjabi fun and catch phrases.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Saanu Kee is one of the most commonly used Punjabi terms applicable in almost all situations. Amit Tandon, has done more than 500 stage performances across a number of cities. He is the one who conceptualized as well as hosts the Grandmasters of Comedy one of the most popular and longest running comedy nights in the country. Maheep Singh, is commonly called ‘The Gujarati Sardar’. He began doing stand-up comedy as an exercise to come out of depression and now he is tickling the funny bones of the audience regularly. One of the most interesting aspects of his performance is that he states facts.last_img read more

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first_imgHello and welcome to Stoke-on-TrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Monday, January 7. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 22:37End of live reporting21:27Firefighters issue warning after prankster phones in fake incidentFirefighters have appealed to members of the public not to dial 999 as a joke. A crew from Hanley raced out tonight after receiving reports of a fire – only to discover it was in fact a malicious call. They spent 20 minutes leaving the base, travelling to the alleged incident, and racing back to their Bethesda Street station, time they say could have been spent tackling real issues.Read more.20:44M6 updateBroken down vehicle removed on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Lane one (of three) was re-opened around 20:35. 20:36Airline groundedAdvance Warning – Expect cancellations on KLM flights between Manchester International Airport and Amsterdam due to bad weather on the continent. Passengers should check before travelling. On 8th January.20:22A500 closure A500 D Road Northbound closed due to roadworks during the night from Stoke Road to A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout). Until 6:00 on 8th January. 20:00Updates: Major Staffordshire road closed due to ‘serious collision’Emergency services have scrambled to a major Staffordshire road following a ‘major collision’Officers from the Staffordshire Police response team revealed they are dealing with a ‘serious RTC’ on the A449, Rising Brook, in Stafford .The Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG) serious collision investigation unit and West Midlands Ambulance Service are also on the scene.Read more.19:23Burglars steal two shotguns after ransacking houseDetectives are appealing for information after burglars ransacked a house stealing two 12-bore shotguns.Sometime between 6.20pm on Friday, January 4, and 1am on Saturday, January 5, unknown offenders broke their way into a house in Norbury, near Nantwich.Once inside they rifled through the property taking a number of items, a quantity of cash, and the two 12-bore shotguns. One was a Miroku shotgun.Read more.19:00Commissioner to hold public meeting after ‘illegal hunting’ reviewA police and crime commissioner has announced he will hold a public meeting after ordering an independent review into illegal hunting in his area.David Keane, police and crime commissioner for Cheshire, says he will be ‘seeking an overview’ into the police investigation after a fox died during a trail hunt on Saturday (January 5) in Huxley, near Chester. Cheshire Police already confirmed an investigation was underway into the issue and said a number of ‘key parties’ had already been spoken to. Mr Keane, who also serves as a Labour councillor in Warrington, says he will hold a public scrutiny committee to ‘ensure Cheshire Constabulary is upholding its responsibilities under the Hunting Act’.Read more.18:47M6 lane closureOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of three) is closed. 18:30M6 lane closureHighways England: Lane 1 HGV broken down #M6 northbound J14 #Creswell to J15 #Hanchurch – #Traffic Officers en route & recovery18:11M6 Motorway18:08Police launch fresh appeal to identify these nine men after Potteries Derby (Image: Staffordshire Police)Detectives investigating the disorder at Vale Park at last month’s Potteries Derby have released pictures of nine more men they are hoping to identify.The appeal comes after officers spent hours scouring CCTV and bodycam footage of the Checkatrade Trophy tie, which saw the Valiants win 4-0 against Stoke City U21 on December 4.Officers have today confirmed 47 people have already been arrested following a number of public order and criminal damage offences before, during, and after the tie.Read more.17:20A50 reopen Traffic returned to normal and lane re-opened on entry slip road, broken down car removed on A50 Eastbound at B5490 Stanley Matthews Way (Stadium Junction). Lane one (of two) has been closed to assist. 17:19Motorway UpdateHighways England: Scene now clear of broken down vehicle Lane 1 #M6 southbound J15 #Hanchurch to J14 #Creswell16:56Rail delaysDelays of up to ten minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast at Lancaster due to earlier faulty train. 16:44Car catches fire after two vehicle collision (Image: Google)A two vehicle collision on a major South Cheshire road left one of the cars on fire.Firefighters from Sandbach were called to Congleton Road, the A534, in Arclid, shortly before 6.30am today (January 7).Read more.16:3416:33A50 Trent ValeSlow traffic and lane closed on entry slip road due to broken down car on A50 Eastbound at B5490 Stanley Matthews Way (Stadium Junction).Lane one (of two) has been closed to assist.16:33A500 D Road slowSlow traffic on A500 D Road Southbound at A5271 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). In the roadworks area. 15:57Slow trafficMoorland Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout).15:57Trent Vale busyA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is four minutes. 15:56Longport congestionBrownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. 15:09Campervan torched in town centre pub car park (Image: Google)Detectives are hunting a suspected arsonist after a campervan was torched in a town centre pub car park. Firefighters from Sandbach were called to the town’s Old Hall Hotel in High Street in the early hours of the morning today (January 7) to reports of a campervan fire. Read more. 14:57Busy but moving A5272 Chell Street busy but moving at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). 14:52Motorway lane closureOne lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed.13:32Delays of up to ten minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Stafford and Lichfield Trent Valley due to a problem currently under investigation. 13:32One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed. 12:41A34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 12:26Moorland Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). 11:22#M6 Southbound between #J15 and #J14 the Lgv has cleared and 3 lanes running— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) January 7, 2019last_img read more

France attack targets Strasbourg near Christmas Market

first_img By: The Associated Press Share Tags: France, Strasbourg, terrorism Wednesday, December 12, 2018 France attack targets Strasbourg near Christmas Market PARIS — A shooting in the French city of Strasbourg killed four people and wounded 11 others near a world-famous Christmas market Tuesday, sparking a broad lockdown.French prosecutors said a terrorism investigation was opened, though authorities did not announce a motive for the bloodshed. The city is home to the European Parliament, which was locked down after the shooting.It was unclear if the market – which was the nucleus of an al-Qaida-linked plot in 2000 – was targeted. The prefect of the Strasbourg region said the suspect was previously flagged as a possible extremist.The gunman has been identified and has a criminal record, according to Interior Minister Christophe Castaner.The death toll, first reported as one, rose to four by late Tuesday, according to two police union officials. One official, Stephane Morisse of union FGP, told The Associated Press the alleged shooter was wounded by soldiers guarding the market.Gendarmes went to the suspect’s home to arrest him earlier Tuesday, before the attack, but he wasn’t there, Morisse said. They found explosive materials, he said.French military spokesman Col. Patrik Steiger said the shooter did not aim for the soldiers patrolling in and around the Christmas market, but targeted civilians instead.Several of the people wounded were in critical condition, the interior minister said.Witnesses described to the AP hearing gunshots, screams and the shouts of police officers ordering people to stay indoors before the area fell silent and the officers fanned out.“I heard two or three shots at around 7:55 p.m. (1855 GMT), then I heard screams. I got close to the window. I saw people running. After that I closed the shutters. Then I heard more shots, closer this time,” Yoann Bazard, 27, who lives in central Strasbourg.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back“I thought maybe it’s firecrackers,” he said, speaking by phone. “And then, as it got close, it was really shocking. There were a lot of screams. … There were police or soldiers shouting ‘Get inside!’ and ‘Put your hands on your head.’”Freelance journalist Camille Belsoeur was at a friend’s apartment when they heard the gunfire, at first mistaking it for firecrackers.“We opened the window. I saw a soldier firing shots, about 12 to 15 shots,” Belsoeur said,Other soldiers yelled for people to stay indoors and shouted ‘Go home! Go home!’ to those outside, he said.Another witness, Peter Fritz, told the BBC one of the four people killed was a Thai tourist who was shot in the head and didn’t respond to lengthy attempts to revive him.France previously endured several high-profile extremist attacks, including the co-ordinated attacks at multiple Paris locations that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds in November 2015. A 2016 truck attack in Nice killed dozens.President Emmanuel Macron adjourned a meeting at the presidential palace Tuesday night to monitor the emergency, his office said, indicating the gravity of the attack.Castaner and the Paris prosecutor, who is in charge of anti-terror probes in France, headed to Strasbourg. The prosecutor’s office said the investigation was being conducted on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in relation with a terrorist enterprise charges, suggesting officials think the alleged shooter may have links to extremists.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?In multiple neighbourhoods of Strasbourg, the French Interior Ministry urged the public to remain indoors. Local authorities tweeted for the public to “avoid the area of the police station,” which is close to the city’s Christmas market.Strasbourg’s well-known market is set up around the city’s cathedral during the Christmas season and is a popular gathering place.French soldiers were on patrol after the shooting. At the scene, police officers, police vehicles and barricades surrounded the sparkling lights of the market.“Our security and rescue services are mobilized,” Castaner said.European Parliament spokesman Jaume Duch said that “the European Parliament has been closed and no one can leave until further notice.” It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were inside.The attack revived memories of a new millennium terror plot targeting Strasbourg’s Christmas market. Ten suspected Islamic militants were convicted and sentenced to prison in December 2004 for their role in a plot to blow up the market on the New Year’s Eve ushering in 2000.The Algerian and French-Algerian suspects – including an alleged associate of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden – went on trial in October on charges they were involved in the foiled plot for the attack.They were sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to nine years. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Michigan House approves Lowers Sandhill crane hunting resolution

first_img Categories: Lower News 18Oct Michigan House approves Lower’s Sandhill crane hunting resolution State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake today praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving his resolution calling for the establishment of a hunting season to address Sandhill crane overpopulation.House Resolution 154 encourages the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a hunting season in Michigan.“I’m hopeful that the Natural Resources Commission will move forward with the idea and create a Sandhill crane hunt,” Lower said. “The establishment of a hunting season will help control the population and limit damage to local farms, where corn and wheat plants serve as a food source for the birds.”Michigan is home to an increasing population of Sandhill cranes, with an estimated 23,082 reported in Michigan’s 2015 population survey. Over the past 10 years, the population has grown an average of 9.4 percent annually.While Michigan farmers are allowed to obtain nuisance permits to kill Sandhill cranes causing crop damage on their farms, Lower said the permits do not provide a solution to the overpopulation problem. Lower also said birds killed with nuisance permits are a wasted resource, as their meat cannot be harvested.Sixteen states currently allow Sandhill crane hunting during certain seasons.“A number of states already hunt Sandhill cranes and their population continues to climb, along with reports of crop damage caused by cranes,” Lower said. “Still, hunting is the best tool we have to manage the population as a whole, and it’s time to utilize it in Michigan.”###last_img read more

Rep Johnson announces January office hours

first_img State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:Friday, January 18, 2018Kent CountyBob Evans6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp.3:30 pm – 4:30 pmAllegan CountyBig Boy1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland6:00 pm – 7:00 pm“Open and honest communication with residents is instrumental in holding state government accountable,” said Johnson. “Since taking office two years ago, I have held 48 office hours meetings to hear the concerns and ideas of residents of the 72nd House District. I look forward to continuing to stay transparent and accessible to those I am elected to serve.”No appointment is necessary, and there is no cost to attend. Those unable to attend are encouraged to call Rep. Johnson’s office at (517) 373-0840, email StevenJohnson@house.mi.gov or visit his website at www.RepJohnson.com.### 03Jan Rep. Johnson announces January office hours Categories: Steven Johnson Newslast_img read more