first_imgNEW YORK – Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season “with absolutely no regrets,” ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball’s most storied franchise.The 39-year-old New York captain posted a long letter on his Facebook page saying that 2014 will be his final year.A 13-time All-Star who has led the Yankees to five World Series championships, Jeter was limited to 17 games last season while trying to recover from a broken left ankle sustained during the 2012 playoffs.“I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,” he wrote. “I have gotten the very most out of my life playing baseball, and I have absolutely no regrets,” he said.Jeter was the last link to the powerful Yankees teams that won three straight World Series crowns from 1998-2000. Longtime teammates Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte retired after last year.“Derek Jeter is Mr. Yankee of his era,” Yankees co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner told The Associated Press. “He was the face of one of the greatest teams ever.”But Jeter’s joyride hit a big speed bump recently.“Last year was a tough one for me. As I suffered through a bunch of injuries, I realized that some of the things that always came easily to me and were always fun had started to become a struggle,” Jeter wrote. “The one thing I always said to myself was that when baseball started to feel more like a job, it would be time to move forward.”“So really it was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100 percent sure,” he wrote.“And the thing is, I could not be more sure,” he wrote. Jeter hit just .190 with one homer and seven RBIs last season.His agent, Casey Close, said Jeter wanted to declare his intentions before the Yankees start spring training later this week so that his future status wouldn’t be a distraction.“I’m excited for him. It’s kind of nice to see him go out on his own terms,” Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said at spring camp in Glendale, Arizona.Mattingly finished up his All-Star career with the Yankees in 1995, the same season Jeter made his big league debut.“I saw him when he first showed for spring training. I always think about spring training when I think about him, just because he was this 17-year-old kid right out of high school who looked out of place. He was skinny, but he was tough. He’s been winning since the day he got there,” Mattingly said.Jeter is the Yankees’ career hits leader with 3,316. He is a lifetime .312 hitter in 19 seasons, with 256 home runs and 1,261 RBIs. Jeter has scored 1,876 runs and stolen 348 bases. He also is a five-time Gold Glove winner.Added up, his numbers put him among the greats in Yankees history, with fans often invoking the names of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and others when mentioning Jeter’s legacy.As for rating Jeter’s place with the Yankees, Mattingly said: “It’s hard. You’re talking about DiMaggio, Gehrig and Mantle. But he’s right there. He’s got to be one of those.”Plus, No. 2 is defined by so much more than his numbers. His backhanded flip in the playoffs, his diving catch into the stands, his speech to close old Yankee Stadium and his home run for career hit No. 3,000.As for rating Jeter’s place with the Yankees, Mattingly said: “It’s hard. You’re talking about DiMaggio, Gehrig and Mantle. But he’s right there. He’s got to be one of those.”An October presence for so many years — he’s a career .321 hitter in seven World Series — he also became Mr. November in 2001. His winning, 10th-inning homer came shortly after midnight in a Game 4 that began on Halloween.“Just as DiMaggio represented his era, Mantle represented his era and Ruth represented his era. And Reggie represented the 70s teams,” Steinbrenner said.Jeter was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1996, the season the Yankees won their first World Series and re-established themselves as a major force. He was the MVP of the World Series.Jeter has said he’s fully ready for spring training this year and set to play. Jeter worked out at the Yankees’ spring training complex on Feb. 13 and left around noon, giving no hint that he was about to announce his plans.Commissioner Bud Selig said that during his tenure, “Major League Baseball has had no finer ambassador than Derek Jeter.”“Derek has represented all the best of the national pastime, on and off the field,” Selig said in a statement. “He is one of the most accomplished and memorable players of his — or any — era.”“Derek is the kind of person that generations have emulated proudly, and he remains an exemplary face of our sport,” he wrote.A staple for so long in the Yankees’ lineup, Jeter missed the first 91 games last year after setbacks in spring training and the early months of the season.Even after his 2013 debut, things didn’t go well. Jeter felt pain in his right quadriceps when he returned July 11 and again went on the disabled list.Jeter returned July 28 for three games, but strained his right calf. He played from Aug. 26 through Sept. 7, leaving for a pinch runner after hitting a single against Boston. Four days later, the Yankees said Jeter was done for the year.The Yankees will open the 2014 regular season on April 1 in Houston. Their home opener is April 7 against Baltimore.New York’s final regular-season home game is set for Sept. 25 against Baltimore. After Jeter’s announcement, StubHub said the ticket demand zoomed to make that night the highest-selling game of the 2014 season. Before Wednesday, it wasn’t among the top 50 in sales.Like Rivera last year, Jeter is sure to be saluted wherever he goes in this final season.“Now it is time for the next chapter,” he wrote. “There are many things I want to do in business and in philanthropic work, in addition to focusing more on my personal life and starting a family of my own. And I want the ability to move at my own pace, see the world and finally have a summer vacation.”“But before that, I want to soak in every moment of every day this year, so I can remember it for the rest of my life. And most importantly, I want to help the Yankees reach our goal of winning another championship,” he said.___By Ben Walker, AP Baseball Writer. AP freelance writers Mark Didtler in Tampa, Florida, and Norm Frauenheim in Glendale, Arizona, contributed to this report.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgFarmers who are being financially hurt by international trade disputes will be able to apply for a second round of payments from the federal government starting Monday.Unlike last year, row-crop farmers will get payments based on their county, not the specific crop they planted.U-S-D-A Under-secretary Bill Northey says checks will start going out next month.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………”hog producers” :16County rates reflect how much money the U-S-D-A calculated an area lost due to reduced exports and range from 15 to 150 dollars per acre.U-S Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the payments are meant to help, but won’t make anyone whole.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…..”trade disruption” :09Pork and dairy farmers, and producers of specialty crops like fruits and nuts, will be paid separately.The U-S-D-A raised the amount a farmer can get from the payouts to 500-thousand dollars, if they’re eligible for payments in two or three categories.Perdue says it’s all in keeping with President Trump’s promise.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..”keep going” :17Iowa State University ag economist Chad Hart says the change from the 2018 payment program will eliminate complaints that soybeans got a much bigger payout than corn.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……….”payment is” :08Overall, the government plans to distribute more than 14-billion dollars in aid to farmers and ranchers through the Market Facilitation Program, or M-F-P.Sign-ups will be taken through December 6th.last_img read more

first_imgAre we having fun yet?Oklahoma State flipped the 2011 script almost exactly on its head and did to Iowa State what Iowa State did to it during the final sweet days of Brandon Weeden to Justin Blackmon four years ago. Don’t believe me? How about this stat?In the OSU-ISU meetings in Ames in 2011 and 2015, the eventual losing team held a 24-7 lead. #okstate @OSUAthletics @CowboyFB— Kevin Klintworth (@KKlintworth) November 15, 2015Oklahoma State opened the game on Saturday in Ames with an atrocious defensive attack and a plodding, grinding offense that it really needed to be explosive. Then it did what this Oklahoma State team seems to do every single week and closed like its season depended on it (which it did).The Cowboys allowed just seven second-half points and got some big boy drives from Mason Rudolph and Co. capped by a couple of J.W. Walsh rushing TDs that made me want to run a few laps around the DFW metroplex. Mike Gundy went full Donald Trump at the end with two minutes left and gave Iowa State a last gasp effort, but the curse of 2011 was officially buried with a Jordan Sterns pick as the clock wound down on OSU’s 12th straight win.What a night. What a team. What a season. Here are my 10 thoughts.1. This team is relentlessly goodI believe it was Evan Epstein who tweeted that Mike Gundy-coached teams never quit earlier this season. This game epitomized it. They had chance after chance to throw in the towel against an ISU squad that was clearly having its once-every-three-seasons performance, and they never did. One of the main reasons is this dude (more on him in a little bit).They just keep coming at you. They don’t play 54 minutes or 58 minutes or even 59 minutes. If you want to beat this year’s Oklahoma State team, you’re going to have to go lights out for all 60 until they have no pulse. Otherwise, they’ll bury you at the very end.2. Marcell Ateman, the dudeOklahoma State probably isn’t even in that game if it’s not for Ateman’s show in the first half. Rudolph went into “welp, guess I’m just throwing it up to No. 3 because nobody else is doing anything” mode early, and it worked. Ateman had eight catches for 132 yards and surpassed his previous best game of 130 yards against Texas Tech last season. He was straight man on a day OSU needed one on the offensive side.3. New week, same story on defenseIowa State’s first half: 32 plays for 307 yardsIowa State’s second half: 28 plays for 104 yardsIt’s pretty much the same thing every week. My question is why OSU has to wait until halftime to turn the thing on defensively. If Glenn Spencer is that good coming out of the locker room, he should be a consultant for the Patriots next season instead of coaching kids for $400K a year.Also, it really felt like you could tell which team defended 110 plays last weekend against TCU. OSU was slower than Jermaine Gresham at a Scrabble competition in the first half on defense. The offense hung around, though, and Spencer cast his spell in the locker room for the 10th straight week. We might need to check his blood to see if there’s any Bill Snyder in there.Also, what was Iowa State doing on its second-to-last drive? Throwing at Kevin Peterson on third and one after you’d basically just run it down OSU’s throat all game? That’s Mike Yurcich 2014 stuff!4. J.W. Walsh has found his life’s callingIt’s pretty well-documented that I haven’t always loved J.W. Walsh. I thought he was a pretty mediocre starting QB and, although a great leader, not necessarily who you wanted steering the ship with all the chips down. I still think that, but boy has he found his life’s calling. I’m not saying OSU wouldn’t have won that game if he wasn’t involved, but it certainly would have been a lot dicier.If you were to tell me all 85 guys plus the coaches just jumped on his back and he ran them back to Stillwater from Ames after the game, I would believe you. Mason Rudolph handed him the opportunity and he violently slammed the door on 2011 and all the emotions and memories that flowed.He also had the sweetest moment of the game. When he went “shhhhhhhh” late, you knew it was only a matter of time. Long live The General.The game tonight was pretty much the exact opposite of 2011. Brutal start, close like a boss. Shhhh!— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 15, 20155. Wait, was that a run game?The stats will tell you that was OSU’s seventh-best rushing performance of the season from a yards per carry standpoint. That seems pretty low for how many times Mike & Mike fed its trio of backs (plus the QBs). Perhaps the stats got a little bogged down by those late-game victory formation kneel-downs, but the most telling thing was that OSU went to the run in some of its biggest moments of the game.Case in point right here on 3rd and six late with OSU still trailing by 10. OSU desperately needed a first down and Mike & Mike went to their backup RB with the season pretty much hanging in the balance. The entire run game certainly had a different feel in this outing than it has over the rest of the Big 12 schedule. I presume that was by design, although the way this year is going, I’m not sure it’s wise to presume anything is “by design.”6. Emmanuel Ogbah’s second halfThere are worse players to turn the second half of games over to than Emmanuel Ogbah (like all of them). It seemed like OSU *finally* went away from the all-out blitz late in the third quarter (and into the fourth) and let Ogbah do what Ogbah does. He was immense all day and with a pair of sacks became the active NCAA leader in them.Gundy said he screwed up with two minutes left by going into the victory formation while ISU still had three timeouts. He’s probably not wrong about that, but when you see how Zach Sinor has punted lately and think, “we can either try for a first down here and potentially turn it over or give ISU the ball inside its own 20 with a minute left and no timeouts and possibly the greatest defensive player we’ve ever had leading the charge,” I’m actually OK with the latter choice.7. Mason Rudolph let ’em hangThe stay-at-home mom gets forgotten about with Walsh doing WWII stuff and Glenn Spencer leading the cavalry through the Iowa corn fields. That’s unfortunate because he put up another stellar performance going 24/36 for 327 yards and a touchdown and slid into the third slot for most prolific seasons by a QB in Oklahoma State history (Brandon Weeden has the top two).Oklahoma State was 12/18 on third and fourth downs and Rudolph’s arm is a big reason why. He threw some grown man passes late on the road in a November game with the whole deal on the line. This season has aged him three years and I mean that in a good way.He’s now 12-1 as the starter. That seems good. So does this.Mason Rudolph has beaten every Big12 team except Baylor. He has a chance next week at Boone Pickens Stadium. (8-1 in conf games since ’14)— Southwell (@JustinSouthwell) November 15, 20158. Road game heart attacksMike Gundy said after the game in his on-field interview that winning road games is always tough. He’s right. OSU will get dinged by the CFP committee because it didn’t house a team it was favored over by two touchdowns. Consider this, though. In three of its four Big 12 road games, OSU has either trailed or been tied with under three minutes left in the game. It won them all.That’s special and it goes back to OSU being relentlessly good and led by No. 4. This team just doesn’t get rattled and you (the CFP committee) can keep seeing that as a negative, but going undefeated on the road in a Power 5 conference is no joke. I thought Walsh summed it up best.#okstate J.W. Walsh after being reminded that OSU trailed for 52 of the 60 minutes played: “That’s crazy. Our team is unbelievable.”— Bill Haisten ?? (@billhaisten) November 15, 20159. The 2011 curse has been shedIt’s finally over. There will always be a part of my fandom that will have ended with that 2011 Friday night in Ames, but on the whole, you can take that freaking cardboard sign upon which an Iowa State fan wrote “remember 2011” and ESPN felt compelled to show every other play and toss it in a bonfire.That 2011 team was special in a way that no other OSU team has ever been special. It had clout. It had an attitude. It had more swagger than the previous 109 teams that played before it in OSU’s history combined. It knew it was going to win games.I’m not sure this team knows it’s going to win games as much as it simply believes that if it plays all 60 minutes as hard as it can, it is going to be a hell of a thing to overcome. Two separate friends have suggested that this year’s team is like one of those classic Eddie Sutton overachieving squads that you’re not sure if you totally trust but is an absolute blast to watch. They exude overachievement. Who doesn’t love that?2011 was performance art at the highest level. 2015 is like watching somebody walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. It’s not always very fun, but after it’s over, you’re glad it happened (you think).10. All the breaks? All the breaksAll of them. Off the top of my head: The ISU TD in the first half that got overturned, the Marcell Ateman pass interference that wasn’t called (but could have been), multiple spots on third and fourth downs and the greatest false start in school history. In a vacuum, each break doesn’t feel like that big of a deal (other than the false start), but when you add them all up and look at what’s happened the rest of the season (the Texas game, the schedule etc.), everything is bending the Pokes’ direction.It’s a pretty strange feeling, to be honest.11. Two more to perfectionCan you imagine telling late-October 2014 you that OSU would be two games from perfection in the middle of November 2015? Heck, can you imagine telling late September 2015 you that OSU would be two games from perfection in the middle of November 2015? The road weariness is put away for good in 2015 and OSU now has Baylor and OU for its first 12-0 season in school history. Both in Boone’s house. Both will be monumental affairs.I cannot wait.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh patting a player on the head.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Michigan pulled out a 20-17 win over Northwestern today on the road. The Wolverines had to overcome a 17-0 deficit to do so.They also had to get past some questionable officiating. Most glaring was this bizarre holding penalty called on running back Karan Higdon late in the contest.After the game, Harbaugh was asked about the refs. He answered in very Harbaugh fashion.In doing so, he jokingly put his AD on the spot.Jim Harbaugh asked about the officiating and says “Warde Manuel told me to let him handle that.”Manuel, standing in the back of the room: “Nope! Nope! Nope!”— Nick Piotrowicz (@NickPiotrowicz) September 30, 2018Shaky officiating or not, Michigan will take this win. The Wolverines came out incredibly flat and struggled offensively from the get-go.It was ugly, but they have won four straight since the loss to Notre Dame. With Wisconsin, Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan State still on the schedule, they had to have this game.The Wolverines’ next game will be next Saturday at Maryland.last_img read more

first_imgBaiji (Iraq): One man lost his uncle. Another is mourning for two sons. Farmers and herders in Iraq’s Baiji say mines left by the Islamic State group turned their beloved orchards into killing fields. The improvised explosive devices, planted by jihadists trying to fend off Iraqi troops in 2015, have also discouraged scores of families from returning to their battered farming towns around Baiji, in the north of the country. “Daesh’s ghosts are still here. Their crimes are still there, under the earth,” said local official Abu Bashir, using an Arabic acronym for IS. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US His thin face contorted into a grimace as he recalled his personal loss to those “ghosts” — both his sons. “We came back in March 2018 and found the area booby-trapped. There was nowhere we could feel safe,” he told AFP. “As the kids were playing, a bomb exploded under my six-year-old son who was outside the house. He was killed immediately.” Exactly a year later, in March of this year, unexploded ordnance also killed his 18-year-old son. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls He said the experience had left him too scarred to try rebuilding his home, reduced to rubble by ferocious fighting between IS and security forces. “A man bitten by a snake will be afraid of a rope, as the saying goes. After my two boys were killed, I’m afraid of everything.” Lahib, 21, has also been touched by IS’s deadly legacy. “We got our houses back but the remnants of war are still there. Daesh left us with booby-trapped homes,” he told AFP. “One of these homes blew up on my uncle. I saw it with my own eyes.” The loss pushed him to join Halo Trust, a non-profit group clearing unexploded ordnance in Baiji since June as part of the United Nations’ Mine Action Service (UNMAS). In temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit), Halo Trust mine searchers scanned a field near Baiji for an IS speciality: plastic jerrycans packed with explosives and rigged to pressure plates. The bombs appeared to have been planted in long rows parallel to a main thoroughfare to defend against incoming Iraqi troops. Mine searchers used excavators to map out the bombs, then mechanically defused them so Iraqi troops could take the components away. “When we talk as friends, it’s clear no one hasn’t seen injustice and explosions with his own eyes. This is why we’re doing this job,” said Lahib. In Baiji alone, 340 explosive hazards were removed since UNMAS operations began, with up to 25 IEDs uncovered daily. UNMAS says the scope and complexity of IED contamination in IS-controlled areas is “unprecedented”, with tripwires painted to blend in with surroundings and even Iraqi currency turned into bombs. The fear of undiscovered threats has kept around 100 families away from the area, said Abu Mohammad, another local official. “People want to come back, live in their homes and get on with normal lives, but when they see that this guy got blown up or that guy was killed, they stay away,” he said. “This soil means so much to us and we hope this kind of thing — losing our loved ones, our children, our homes — doesn’t happen on it.” More than 2,500 people remain displaced from Baiji, according to the International Organization for Migration. Returns seem to be speeding up, with some 15,000 people back in their home district since December. For the most part, however, they are returning to an utterly destroyed moonscape. The town of Baiji is a labyrinth of mostly-abandoned buildings, still riddled with bullet holes and craters. Twisted rebar stick out from the ruins like crushed spider legs. UNMAS hopes clearing IS-laden explosives will allow for Baiji’s reconstruction, but other challenges remain. The area is controlled by various Iraqi paramilitary factions that must approve any activity, which aid workers said slows down their work. “We get authorisation from one group but it doesn’t work with the others, so we end up going to four or five different groups before we can start working,” one mine removal worker told AFP. Iraqi parliamentarians from Sunni-majority areas, including Baiji, have also complained that the government has not allocated enough reconstruction funds to the area. “The problem is huge but the effort to fix it is small,” said Iyad Saleh, programme director at Iraqi non-profit group IHSCO. He spoke on the sidelines of an IHSCO awareness session at a Baiji elementary school, where volunteers showed pupils pictures of IEDs strewn in the dirt and warned them of the gory consequences of touching them. “If the rate of reconstruction is so weak and slow,” said Saleh, “it will take long years to return this area to the way it was before.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook CONSULT THE LIST OF RECIPIENTSHighlightsIn total, 1, 154 organizations received core funding110 organizations received core funding for the first time (10% of total number of organizations)Approximately $117M in core funding was awarded in 2017-18, compared to $92M in 2016-17Approximately 2 out of 3 organizations are receiving an increase, accessing core funding for the first time, or returning to core fundingThe remainder (34%)  will continue to receive a stable level of fundingAmong Indigenous, Official Language Minority Communities, culturally diverse, and Deaf and or disability arts organizations:178 organizations received core funding62% received an increase24 received core funding for the first timeCore funding definedCore grants are funding opportunities intended for organizations. They cover a broad array of expenses, usually covering costs over multiple years. Core funding grant components are available through the Explore and Create, Engage and Sustain, Creating, Knowing, and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, Supporting Artistic Practice and Arts Across Canada programs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Around this time last year, we announced our investment plans for the new funds we would be receiving incrementally over a five-year period ($550 million), and to date we have received approximately 20% of the total budget increase promised by the government.This historic reinvestment in the Canada Council is a strong vote of confidence by the federal government in the potential of the arts to contribute to our economic and social development. To maximize this potential, we have made various commitments through 2021, including:allocating 88.5% of the new Canada Council funds toward grants, payments and prizes to artists and arts organizations;increasing the total funds allocated to core grants by 55% and to project grants by 224%, which amounts to a 50-50 split between core and project grants;tripling our support to Indigenous arts;doubling our international support to boost the presence of the arts from Canada on the world stage;investing $88.5 million in the Digital Strategy Fund; andawarding 25% of new funds to new recipients.Peer assessment committees have evaluated the core funding grant applications, and ranked organizations based on the strength of the proposals. The Canada Council has allocated funds on the basis of these rankings and our strategic priorities.last_img read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related1 in custody over discovery of firearm, ammo at ItaballiMarch 21, 2016In “Crime”Police destroy ganja…guns and ammunition recovered at SoesdykeMarch 19, 2016In “Crime”Minibus passenger found with illegal gun, ammoAugust 17, 2016In “Crime” A truck driver is now in the custody of the Police after he was early this morning discovered with an unlicensed pistol and ammunition in his possession.The 27 year old suspect of Adams Road, Soesdyke was arrested at Back Road, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) at around 04:20hrs.According to reports, ranks of the “A” Division who were on mobile patrol swooped down at the location where the man was found with the firearm along with ten live rounds of ammunition.He is in Police custody and is expected to precede the Court shortly. read more

first_img WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Glenn “Kane” Jacobs will not be appearing at WWE Live Events despite being advertised Glenn “Kane” Jacobs’ autobiography “Mayor Kane” to be released on November 26 Cesaro Hopeful WWE Will Reunite The Bar WhatsApp Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins WWEs Miz and Maryse Expecting Second Child Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Twitter CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie Shawn Michaels Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest The following is scheduled for tonight’s 10/17 WWE Smackdown on Syfy.* WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins (non-title match).* WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee vs. Layla (non-title match).* WWE Tag Team Champions Goldust & Stardust and The Miz vs. WWE U.S. Champion Sheamus and The Usos (Six man tag team match).* Appearances by the Big Show, Rusev and Lana.* Naomi vs. Nikki Bella.* Kane vs. Dean Ambrose.Check back later tonight for a detailed recap of Smackdown here on videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns talks about teaming with The Undertaker, Jon Moxley’s comments on WWE WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Downlast_img read more

first_imgEUGENE, Ore. — The widow of a Eugene man who died five days before his 29th birthday seeks $10 million in a lawsuit against a hospital, doctors and physicians’ groups.The suit says Aaron Martineau died in September 2014, a day after he was incorrectly diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain and released from McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Ore.The suit says his death resulted from aortic dissection, a condition in which there is a tear in the wall of the main artery carrying blood from the heart.A McKenzie-Willamette spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment. Officials with the physicians’ groups told The Register-Guard newspaper  they are not authorized to comment.The suit says Martineau was suffering from chest pain, shortness of breath and a slow heart rate, and the tests performed were insufficient to rule out or confirm serious conditions consistent with his symptoms.www.registerguard.comlast_img read more

first_imgNot sure when you need to take care of your absentee ballot? Here are your dates to remember:10/22/18: Early and Absentee in-person, Electronic Transmission and Special Needs voting begins10/27/18: Deadline to receive Absentee Ballot Applications requesting by-mail ballot11/3-11/4/18: Regional Offices open for Early and Absentee In-Person and Special Needs voting11/5/18, 5:00pm: Deadline to receive Electronic Transmission Absentee Ballot Application from voters requesting an electronic transmission ballot Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The deadline for absentee ballots for the upcoming general election, on November 6, is rapidly approaching. On November 6 absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day, and Absentee Electronic Transmission ballots being returned by-fax must be received by 8:00pm.last_img read more

first_imgThe salt water is collected from an area down on the spit that is then created into both culinary salt products and beauty salt based products. Co Owner Casey has been a commercial fisherman most of his life: “The idea for salt stems from life on the ocean, and fishing. The idea came from cleaning salt off my windows all of the time and gave me the idea to try and make salt.” Sean Lowe, Sales and Production Manager: “We keep everything Alaska made. It is as good for you as we could possible make it.” Alaska Salt Co. has contracted a store front, previously operated by halibut charters, down on the spit that will be opening on May 10. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska Salt Company was founded in Homer, by a young adventure seeking couple, Casey and Britni Siekaniec, who are wildly in love with nature, specifically the ocean. Their company Alaska Salt Co. announced in January that they will be taking up residency on the Homer Spit this summer. Lowe: “We will be at the Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday in Homer. I am sure we will also make it around to other markets this summer.”last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Sunday, October 21, 2018:Fire Department responded to a mulch fire at ConformMIS on Research Drive. (10:44am)Patrick James Carroll (35, Wilmington) was arrested for B&E Building Daytime For Felony; Use Of Motor Vehicle Without Authority; Assault & Battery (2 counts); & Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Suspended License For OUI. Carroll allegedly stole a struck from a Waltham Street business, then returned the truck and assaulted an employee, then fled the scene into the woods. Using K9 assistance, police located the suspect nearby in a marsh. (12:58pm)A Mass Avenue caller reported a scam involving a man leaving a door hanger on his front door stating it was from Bank of America with a phone number to call. Man drove a gold colored car. (1:34pm)Animal Control Officer made aware of an injured owl at Horizon Bradco on Waltham Street. (3:17pm)Police responded to seven juveniles involved in fistfighting and throwing furniture at Milestone Group Home on High Street. (7:55pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 9: Man Peeing In The Woods?; Neighbor DisputeIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 31: Woburn Man Arrested For OUI; Bad Highway Crash Required MedflightIn “Police Log”last_img read more

first_imgThe state of Alaska uses radio collars to help find and kill wolves. The technique is part of an approved predator control effort aimed at growing the Forty Mile caribou herd in the Upper Yukon-Tanana area, east of Fairbanks, but the technique raises ethical questions.Listen nowDenali wolf (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)Independent biologist and wildlife advocate Rick Steiner of Anchorage is a familiar voice when it comes to Alaska wolf issues. He’s long pushed the state to restore a buffer zone to protect Denali National Park wolves, but Steiner has broadened his concern and outreach to include a state predator control program in the eastern interior, where tracking technology is used to locate wolves.This program, which virtually no one in Alaska knows about, that the state has been doing, to capture and sedate wolves and put GPS colors on them,” Steiner said. “And then use the collar to follow this wolf back to other members of its family group which they then kill.”The radio collared animals are sometimes called “Judas wolves”, a reference to the biblical story of betrayal, that Steiner considered a misnomer.“Judas implies this intentional betrayal,” Steiner said. “But these animals certainly are not doing that. The only betrayal here in my mind is our state government and the people of Alaska who want, as a goal, wildlife management.”Radio collaring has only been used for wolf control in Alaska in the Upper Yukon Tanana area, according to State Director of Wildlife Conservation Bruce Dale. Dale said the approach was begun in 2011 because of the challenge of targeting wolves in the area of state and federal land.“The control area is designed to improve calf survival for a 40-mile caribou herd,” Dale said. “So in that case, you want to take specific wolves and in other areas, we don’t wanna take wolves. So the radio collars help sort that equation out.”Dale said an estimated thirty percent of the 179 wolves killed in the Upper Yukon Tanana control area over the last 5 years were taken with the assistance radio collar tracking, a technique which he says allows airborne gunners to hone in on and dispatch wolves more quickly.“We can go right to them and take them,” Dale said. “And, you know, a goal in reduction is to be as humane as possible.”Collared wolves are left alive to help track and potentially take out other animals in the event the lone wolf regroups with a new pack in the control area, a practice Steiner finds especially egregious, given the animals documented social structure.“Many people consider them extraordinary creatures and here it is that sociality and family bond that’s being exploited by the state,” Steiner said. “Wolf elimination and control efforts.”Steiner says he’s written Governor Bill Walker asking him to end the radio collar tracking practice. Asked why the state hasn’t been more out front with the program, Dale maintainsedthe lack of publicity isn’t intentional.“It was just not something anybody thought anything of,” Dale said. “There was certainly no effort to keep it quiet. This is commonly done in wolf reduction efforts in lots of places where they need to keep track of the packs.”A 1992 state aerial wolf control plan that included use of tracking collars, drew a tourism boycott and was called off. The technique is also used in some western lower 48 states and Canadian provinces, where it’s also been effective and drawn critics.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Jadavpur University has decided to recruit female guards for strengthening security on the campus.The decision was taken at a meeting in the university on Monday afternoon involving 36 stakeholders and senior administrative officials including Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das and Registrar Snehamanju Basu “The male security guards have often complained of facing difficulties while handling women related issues and have avoided doing the same. Checking of women is a sensitive issue. Hence, we have decided to recruit women security guards. V-C has already given me the consent,” the Registrar said. The university is hopeful that this move will be able to prevent outsiders’ entry into the varsity campus in a more effective manner. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Often a group of young people who enter the campus have women in their team. The male guards are unable to check them properly, “a senior official of the varsity pointed out. The varsity will not allow any outsider and if somebody is caught strong action will be taken as per law of the university. The varsity has also identified certain spots inside the campus where there have been instances of nuisance activities and will be stepping up vigil in these areas. “The higher officials will conduct surprise visits inside the campus, particularly in the evenings and at nights to keep an eye on the activities on the campus,” the registrar added. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe meeting also stressed on proper implementation of security guidelines which were introduced a year ago. “We have sought opinion of the stakeholders on the basis of which we will come up with a new directive on security,” the official said. The departmental heads will be conducting students’ counselling and awareness highlighting certain measures that need to be followed inside the university campus. “The working pattern of the women security staff will be finalised in consultation with senior security guards deployed on the campus,” the official added.last_img read more

first_img This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine March 29, 2016 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Oracle wants more money from Google.The business technology giant is asking for a total of $9.3 billion from Google relating to a lengthy legal battle over software copyrights, according to a report on Monday by IDG News Service.Oracle claims that it should receive $475 million in damages in addition to $8.8 billion relating to “profits apportioned to infringed Java copyrights,” according to court documents cited in the report.The two companies have long been at odds over whether Google improperly used so-called APIs (application programming interfaces) related to the Java programming language to create its Android operating system. Oracle claims that Google has not paid the company for its use of Java, which was developed by the tech company Sun Microsystems. Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010.Although the two companies took the issue to court in 2012, a jury was unable to determine whether Google’s use of Java APIs were protected under fair use.The two companies will duke it out in court again in May. Google and Oracle declined to comment to the news service. 1 min readlast_img read more

first_imgAndre Ellington struck first, recording his first career touchdown on a 36-yard first quarter reception. He finished the game with 42 yards receiving and 20 yards rushing. Kerry Taylor, fresh off the practice squad, tallied three receptions for 40 yards. The players received extensive action for different reasons. Ellington was in the game because the team sees him as an electric playmaker who can help the offense, whereas Taylor was pressed into action because of Larry Fitzgerald’s injured hamstring. Both stepped up and made big plays. The better things go for the team’s youth, the better the team’s prospects for the future appear. Depth is a valuable currency in the NFL, especially when it’s under the age of 25. So factor in that and, perhaps, the idea that being young is no longer considered to be a bad thing, and you have an understandable youth movement. In the same way Arians said it’s all about what you can do, not how old you are, running back Rashard Mendenhall said there comes a point where age does not matter.“Once you make the 53 (man roster) you’re not looked at as a rookie anymore,” the 26-year-old in his sixth NFL season said. “We need you to produce, and they’ve been able to do that.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Like with many young players, it is apparent that the raw talent is there. But the ability to play such a vital role early in their careers comes from the confidence the coaching staff has in them. And that, Ellington said, comes from showing the coaches what they can do in practice.“It means a lot for the coaches to have that trust in me early on in my career,” Ellington said after the game. “I’m glad I had the opportunity to just go out there and show them that I deserve that.”Taylor is in much of the same boat, because while he’s well-traveled for a 24-year-old NFL player, this is the first time he’s recorded a catch in an NFL game. He said this is the first time he’s really received a good chance from a team, and now it’s up to him to continue to prove he’s worthy of a roster spot.But Taylor, like many of the other younger players on the team, is in the same boat there. “We’re all trying to learn together and looking up to the veterans and asking them for advice,” Taylor said. “Just trying to learn the little things.“We definitely help each other out throughout the game, whether it’s offense, defense or special teams. We keep each other going.” Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Head coach Bruce Arians is not afraid to throw his young players into the fire, as he learned during his time as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers and then last season with the Indianapolis Colts that sometimes you just have to play the guys you’ve got.“Just had to do it,” he said when asked where the willingness to turn to young players comes from. “Had to do it a lot over the past five or six years.”Arians added that back when he was an assistant with the Steelers, the team tended to have a lot of veterans on defense with young players on offense. And since the new Collective Bargaining Agreement allows for more offseason practice time with rookies than veterans, it is easier to get the rookies acclimated and ready to play sooner than before.“As long as a guy shows me he can play football, we’ll play him,” the coach said. That was apparent in Sunday’s 25-21 win over the Lions. The team’s younger players were all over the box score, with some (Ellington, Taylor) making impacts on offense, and others (Tony Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu and Justin Bethel) making their respective marks on defense and special teams. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories last_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterHotel Zoo Berlin’s new rooftop bar opened on 15 June, featuring stylish lounge furniture and fire pits amid the lush greenery of bamboo, grass and wisteria.The open-air space carries the design stamp of interior designer Dayna Lee of New York and LA-based design studio Powerstrip Studio, who are also responsible for the stately townhouse look that permeates the hotel’s 144 rooms and suites.Since its grand reopening at the end of 2014, Hotel Zoo Berlin’s Grace Bar & Restaurant has established the hotel as a major player in the capital’s hospitality scene – a reputation further cemented by the launch of the rooftop bar.“With the new Hotel Zoo we have already brought up an outstanding location among Berlin’s choice of fantastic venues. The rooftop terrace adds another dream destination to the hotel’s allure.” says Manfred Weingärtner, who took over the hotel in 2005 with his partner Robert Hübner. Since its relaunch in 2014, after a two-year renovation, the hotel has become one of Berlin’s hottest locations and a favoured haunt of the fashion, film and media set.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

first_img RAWALPINDI, Pakistan — Until recently, a Pakistani waiter working in a small cafe in the city of Rawalpindi knew nothing about the TV series “Game of Thrones” — or its antihero character played by U.S. actor Peter Dinklage.But now, 26-year-old Rozi Khan has customers asking to have selfies taken with him and fields constant questions about his uncanny resemblance to Dinklage, 49. The American actor has played Tyrion Lannister, a witty and wily nobleman, since the series began in 2011.People even stop Khan on the streets, he says, also for selfies.Khan does not only have a similar look, haircut and beard as Dinklage, but the two share a genetic condition that results in small stature. The Pakistani waiter says his height is 1.33 metres, or 4 feet 5 inches.Dinklage’s Pakistani doppelganger confesses that he likes his newfound popularity and that he has hopes the resemblance could help pull him out of a life of poverty — and maybe even take him to Hollywood.“It is my wish to work with Dinklage in movies,” Khan told The Associated Press as customers crowded around him. “For me, it will be a dream come true to meet Dinklage.”Besides working as a waiter serving flatbread, mutton and other traditional Kashmiri dishes in the cafe in the garrison city of Rawalpindi — and thanks to the striking resemblance to Dinklage — Khan has already starred in a commercial for a food delivery service in Pakistan.Khan says the first person to notice and tell him about the resemblance was the restaurant owner’s son, Malik Aslam, who shared a photo of Khan on social media about two months ago.That prompted Khan to take a look at some episodes of “Game of Thrones,” which is airing on Pakistani cable channels. And although he couldn’t read the subtitles — he never went to school or learned to read and write — he enjoyed watching his look-alike.“God created two similar men, one is a popular actor and the other is a poor waiter,” Khan added, recounting how smirks and laughs of strangers and even family members had hurt him in the past.“Those people, passers-by and relatives who used to laugh at me because of my short height now take selfies with me,” he said. “I may live and die as a waiter, but I am happy that a person (Dinklage) who looks like me is treated with respect.”The American actor has done a lot to help dwarfs everywhere fight against the stigma over their height, Khan also said.“Some men like Dinklage were blessed with fame by God. I am happy over his success.”Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press In this Friday, May 3, 2019 photo, Rozi Khan, a 26-year-old Pakistani who shares a resemblance to the U.S. actor Peter Dinklage, 49, who plays Tyrion Lannister on the TV series “Game of Thrones,” works as a waiter in a small cafe in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Khan does not only have a similar look, haircut and beard as Dinklage, but the two share a genetic condition that results in small stature. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pakistani waiter finds fame as ‘Game of Thrones’ look-alike by Munir Ahmed, The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2019 6:17 am PDTlast_img read more

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