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Court TV in the Cayman Islands

first_img Share Tweet 17 Views   no discussions Photo credit: moblog.netGEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (GIS) — Inmates detained in prison in the Cayman Islands while on remand will soon address the courts, and consult with their lawyers, from the confines of the penal system, following the introduction of CCTV links.This development is another component of the e-government drive which continues to evolve behind the scenes in the Cayman islands.Set to go live within weeks, the prison system’s new video link will allow “virtual” remand hearings, thereby removing the need to shuttle prisoners from the secure compounds, and back.“We transport some 100 Category-A and -B prisoners and persons on remand weekly, including those charged with capital crimes,” said Prison Director Dwight Scott. Up until now, at least three prison staff and two vehicles have been dedicated to processing and transporting these prisoners.Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) resources will also be favourably impacted by this development, as officers will be relieved of transport and security duties.The CCTV system uses two separate sound-proof rooms at the prison. One, with a ‘dock’, will enable the judiciary to confirm that the inmate is secured in custody, and allow hearings and questioning from the courtroom. A separate room, also equipped with CCTV, will allow confidential conversations between persons on remand and their attorneys.During a live test this week, the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs’ Deputy Chief Officer Eric Bush congratulated the agencies involved in developing the system. “Deploying this technology removes the need to transport dangerous persons outside the prison gates, thereby removing many risk factors. Many issues were taken into consideration, including the human rights of those detained,” he said.He added, “This is another example of how the portfolio and its departments are deploying technology to improve efficiency, productivity and public safety and security all at the same time.”The system uses fibre-optic lines and secure microwave links to transmit the conversations, which are encrypted at both ends to prevent interference.Congratulating all involved in bringing the project to fruition, George Town representative Ellio Solomon, who chairs the E-Government Committee said, “In addition to enhancing security, speed and access, the project will result in significant savings.” He said the initial cost of some $85,000 will be recouped within eight months, “following which it will result in a significant return on investment.”This use of technology is also in keeping with the objective of reducing demands on the judicial system and in keeping with public expectations regarding security. Caribbean News Now Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Court TV in the Cayman Islands by: – January 17, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Hancock County salutes IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour winner Dripps

first_imgBRITT, Iowa (June 28) – After they saluted the men and women who served our country, fans at Hancock County Speedway saluted Corey Dripps.Dripps won the Tuesday night Salute to Veterans Hawkeye Dirt Tour main event, earning $3,500 for his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory.The pits were packed with 140 entries in five sanctioned divisions, including 44 Modifieds for the fifth of a dozen HDT events on the 2016 schedule. Dripps’ victory was his tour career first and put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.“It was a very gratifying win for us tonight,” he said. I felt like we had been in position to win some of these races and I’ve let them get away. It’s nice to be able to put it all together.”Coming off back-to-back wins in weekly shows at Buena Vista Raceway and Benton County Speedway, the eighth starting Dripps was already up to second when pole starter Ricky Thornton Jr. broke early and pulled into the infield.He set sail from that point, using different lines and leading to the end of the 30-lapper.“We had Ricky in our sights,” Dripps said. “We’d gone back to a setup we hadn’t done since about 1998 – it’s an old-school thing – and the car responded very well.”Ryan Ruter, Jeremy Mills, Kelly Shryock and Mike Jergens completed the top five.Chris Abelson brought the series point lead to Britt, pulled off late in the contest and was scored 21st.Cayden Carter was the $2,000 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner while $1,500 checks went to Cody Nielsen and Jared Boumeester for their IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victories, respectively. Jay DeVries took the $200 Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers.Salute to Veterans was sponsored by Bayer Crop Science and Mike and Barb Schroeder, Lone Rock & L.G. Seeds.Next up on the Hawkeye Dirt Tour schedule are three midweek events in as many nights: Tuesday, July 19 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines; Wednesday, July 20 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa; and Thursday, July 21 at Knoxville Raceway.Feature results – 1. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 2. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 3. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 5. Mike Jergens, Plover; 6. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 7. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 8. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 9. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 10. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City; 11. Kyle Brown, State Center; 12. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 13. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 14. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 15. Jeff James, Stanton; 16. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 17. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 18. Adam Larson, Ankeny; 19. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 20. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 21. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 22. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 23. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt; 24. Austin Wolf, Algona.1st heat (top two) – 1. Noteboom; 2. Larson; 3. Reutzel; 4. Cordes; 5. Ben Kraus, Britt; 6. Nate Hughes, Indianola; 7. Mat Hollerich, Good Thunder, Minn.; 8. Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.; 9. Jay Marks, Bakersfield, Calif.2nd heat – 1. Ruter; 2. Shryock; 3. Hoeft; 4. Brown; 5. Todd VanEaton, Fontanelle; 6. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 7. Clint Wendel, Mason City; 8. Troy Swearingen, Forest City; 9. Gustin.3rd heat – 1. Wolf; 2. Dripps; 3. Marriott; 4. James; 5. Laney; 6. Stacey Mills, Webb; 7. Brandon Maitland, Waterloo; 8. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 9. Scott Olson, Blairsburg.4th heat – 1. Thornton; 2. Abelson; 3. Ward; 4. Elliott; 5. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 6. Strickler; 7. Aaron Benson, Clear Lake; 8. Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls; 9. Bryce Carey, Nashua.5th heat – 1. Jeremy Mills; 2. Jergens; 3. Ruby; 4. Rust; 5. Dotson; 6. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 7. Shane DeMey, Denison; 8. Dotson.1st “B” feature (top four) – 1. Reutzel; 2. Ward; 3. Laney; 4. Strickler; 5. Wendel; 6. Rust; 7. Marks; 8. DeMey; 9. Hughes; 10. Hulin; 11. Carey; 12. Brown.2nd “B” feature – 1. Hoeft; 2. Ruby; 3. Gustin; 4. James; 5. Shute; 6. Mashl; 7. Knecht; 8. Kraus; 9. Havlik; 10. Brandon Maitland; 11. Stinehart.3rd “B” feature – 1. Marriott; 2. Elliott; 3. Dotson; 4. Cordes; 5. Ryan Maitland; 6. VanEaton; 7. Stacey Mills; 8. Swearingen; 9. Benson; 10. Hollerich; 11. Olson.last_img read more

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The Latest: Women’s tennis tournament in Tokyo canceled

first_imgBall State is still scheduled to host Wyoming on Sept. 26 in its second game of the season before heading into Mid-American Conference play.___Real Madrid says forward Mariano has tested positive for the coronavirus.The announcement came as the team returned to practice ahead of its Champions League match against Manchester City on Aug. 7. Real Madrid lost at home 2-1 in the first leg of the round-of-16 series.Madrid says Mariano was in “perfect health condition” and was following health protocols. ___The New Jersey Athletic Conference announced the suspension of all fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference of Division III schools will explore the possibility of playing fall sports in the spring. The fall sports include football, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, field hockey, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s cross country, and men’s cross country. The member schools are Kean, Montclair State, New Jersey City, Ramapo, Rowan, Rutgers-Camden, Rutgers-Newark, Stockton, The College of New Jersey, and William Paterson.___ Vrabel also said linebacker Jayon Brown will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list.The Titans so far have had one player opt out. Undrafted rookie free agent Anthony McKinney is an offensive lineman out of Texas Christian. Vrabel confirmed McKinney informed the coach and general manager Jon Robinson of his decision. Vrabel says he has not heard nor talked to other Titans who might choose to opt out and is waiting until players make the best decision in the interest of themselves and their families. ___A person familiar with the situation says New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower has decided to opt out of the 2020 season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Latest: A women’s professional tennis tournament that was supposed to be played in Tokyo in November has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the latest event scratched from the sport’s calendar.The Toray Pan Pacific Open already had been postponed from September because of the COVID-19 outbreak that has put the WTA and ATP tours on hold since March.Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka won that title last year.Tuesday’s announcement follows news last week that 11 men’s and women’s tournaments planned for later this year in China were scrapped.That included the WTA Finals. Only 2,805 fans attended the French Cup final between Paris Saint-Germain and Saint-Etienne last Friday but the number was low because Saint-Etienne fans did not use their allocation of 900 seats at Stade de France.PSG faces Lyon in the League Cup final at the same stadium on Friday.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Iowa has paused its men’s basketball workouts for 14 days after two players tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Tuesday.Iowa’s protocol requires individuals who test positive to be in isolation and for people who might have been exposed to someone with the virus to be quarantined.Last week, Michigan State suspended football workouts and players began a 14-day quarantine after a staff member and player tested positive.___ Ohio State will limit home crowds to about 20,000 and prohibit tailgating if the football season is played this fall. Associated Press As of now, women’s tennis is scheduled to resume next week in Palermo, Italy.___The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has moved most fall sports until the spring, including football.The MIAC joined the majority of its NCAA Division III peers, postponing competition in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball. Tennis teams will be permitted to compete against conference opponents this fall in accordance with campus, state, NCAA and MIAC health directives. That sport is deemed low risk for coronavirus transmission.Training, practice and other team activities will be permitted in the postponed sports, in compliance with the virus-related guidelines. The biggest impact of the MIAC’s move will be on the football game between league powers St. John’s and St. Thomas, rivals who first played in 1901 and have faced off 89 times in the sport. This year’s game, which was scheduled for early November at U.S. Bank Stadium, the NFL home of the Vikings, could be the last ever with the impending move by St. Thomas to the FCS level after being booted from the MIAC for competitive reasons.___The Tennessee Titans have placed their top draft pick on the COVID-19/reserve list.Coach Mike Vrabel announced that move Tuesday at the end of a 40-minute video conference call with reporters. The Titans drafted offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson with the No. 29 pick overall out of Georgia, and Wilson remains the one member of their six-man draft class that has yet to agree to a contract. Wilson is expected to compete for the right tackle job that came open when Jack Conklin signed with Cleveland in free agency. Hightower’s decision was made out of concern for the health of his fiancée and child, who was born earlier this month, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Patriots have not announced the decision. ESPN was the first to report the move. Two other people told the AP that starting right tackle Marcus Cannon and fullback Danny Vitale have also chosen to sit out the season, citing health concerns.Cannon is a cancer survivor and Vitale has a young family and doesn’t want to risk exposing them, according to the sources. ___ This is the first time since 1989 the Falcons have had male cheerleaders.___Ball State has filled one of three open dates on its football schedule by announcing plans to open the season Sept. 12 at Iowa State of the Big 12.The game replaces a previously scheduled date for the Cardinals at Michigan and the annual rivalry game at Iowa for the Cyclones. Both games were wiped out when Big Ten officials said they would play a conference-only schedule.Ball State also had its Sept. 3 season opener against Maine and a Sept. 19 trip to Indiana canceled earlier this month. The Big Ten games reportedly cost the Cardinals about $1.7 million in guaranteed money. ___The Atlanta Falcons have selected their 40-member cheerleaders squad following their first virtual tryouts.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 38 women and two men earned their spots in online tryouts. The results were announced on Monday night on a livestream on the Falcons website.Chato Hendrix, director of the cheerleaders, said the group was disheartened at first to have to go completely virtual, but like the rest of the world had to adapt.Hendrix says the virtual tryouts made it possible for out-of-state applicants to compete for spots without having to travel to Atlanta. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision have confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is voluntarily opting out from playing this season.The people spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not revealed this information as players reported for the start of training camp Tuesday. The NFL Network first reported Lotulelei’s decision earlier in the day.The 30-year-old Lotulelei has seven years of NFL experience and was entering his third season with the Bills. He has two years remaining on his contract, which will now run through 2022.— John Wawrow reporting from Buffalo. New York.___ July 28, 2020 Fans inside Ohio Stadium will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing to help stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Concessions will be limited.The traditional “Skull Session” pregame pep rallies at St. John’s Arena will not be held.Athletic director Gene Smith informed season-ticket holders of the new rules in a letter Tuesday, first reported by Cleveland.com.The guidelines limit capacity of the 105,000-seat stadium to 20%.-Mitch Stacy reporting from Columbus, Ohio The Latest: Women’s tennis tournament in Tokyo canceled The entire Madrid squad was tested for COVID-19 on Monday. The players had been on a break of almost 10 days after winning the Spanish league title.___The French government has maintained a maximum capacity of 5,000 fans in stadiums until the end of August amid the coronavirus pandemic.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says the decision was taken because France has seen an increase in coronavirus cases recently.But Maracineanu adds that local officials will have the authority to increase the capacity at some events from Aug. 15 if they can obtain special dispensation and observe strict health and safety protocol. Brazilian TV host Rodrigo Rodrigues has died at age 45, two weeks after contracting COVID-19. A fan favorite for his humorous style leading sports programs, Rodrigues was hospitalized on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro after feeling nausea and disorientation. Doctors found he had a cerebral venous blood clot, one of the possible bodily responses to an infection by the new coronavirus. Rodrigues had surgery on Sunday and was in an induced coma. He worked at TV Globo and its cable channel Sportv, which confirmed his death during one of the programs he hosted. Rodrigues also worked in several other Brazilian networks, including ESPN.last_img read more

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Rakeem Christmas and Tyler Ennis laud their former team after Syracuse’s 68-62 win against Virginia

first_imgCHICAGO – The chaos had settled as managers and strength coaches were among the last to cut down the secondary net inside the United Center. Syracuse players who had already snipped down their sliver of nylon to the jeers of fans on the opposite end stood inside the arc in a cluster, still in awe with their hats backward and their celebratory “Syracuse, Bring Your Game” T-shirts on.“All of Syracuse is going to be lit,” Kaleb Joseph said to nobody in particular.Taking it all in from feet away were Rakeem Christmas, C.J. Fair and Tyler Ennis, three former Syracuse standouts wearing SU’s Final Four hats with the orange T-shirt draped over their shoulder. Two of the three had been there before, cutting down the nets en route to a Final Four, but Ennis’ one year saw Syracuse start 25-0 before eventually bowing out in unspectacular fashion against Dayton in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament.After this year’s much less heralded, No. 10 seed Orange (23-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) stormed back for a 68-62 win over top-seeded Virginia (29-8, 13-5) to advance to this year’s Final Four, Christmas and Ennis reflected on the stunning comeback and the freshman at the forefront of it.“Malachi just made shots,” Christmas said. “He played on my younger AAU team that I played on so I mean, he’s been doing that since AAU so I know he pays out there. He never backs off from anybody he takes tough shots all the time. I’m very proud of him and he stepped up.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat would be an understatement, the fearless, sometimes unconscious freshman pulling up in the grill of ACC Defensive Player of the Year Malcolm Brogdon to spearhead a 26-point swing in the second half to make Syracuse the first-ever No. 10 seed to go to the Final Four.“It all comes back to me, things that we went through, things that coaches said,” Ennis said, “but it’s just great to see them play, be down and come back and win and control the game.”For the first 30 minutes of the game, it wasn’t the Orange in control but Virginia seizing it. Jim Boeheim knew he wanted to go to the press after five or six UVA possessions and hopefully a 10- or 12-point deficit, but it was getting too late and Syracuse was still trailing by too much.But abandoning its halfcourt defense flipped the script of a game destined for its predicted outcome and Syracuse turned the pace of the game on its head before mounting a 15-0 run on the back of Richardson, who finished tying a career-high of 23 points, 21 1of which came in the latter 20 minutes.“He had a rough first half, but second half he came out and kind of took over the game scoring,” Ennis said. “I thought they did a good job of getting him the ball.”The Orange faces North Carolina next, another No. 1 seed from the ACC, and Syracuse will be five games into an NCAA Tournament some thought it should’ve never been in.“We belong in the Tournament,” Christmas said.The Orange has proven so, and will face the Tar Heels as likely significant underdogs for the second consecutive game. SU joins UNC and two No. 2 seeds in the Final Four, crashing the end-of-the-Tournament party that could’ve easily been all chalk.But Syracuse had its own party on the court following Sunday’s win, and three players who have all been part of defining moments in Syracuse history – Christmas and Fair the 2013 Final Four run and Ennis his buzzer-beating shot against Pittsburgh – were now just spectators.“To see them be down and kind of switch the momentum and then put the press on and kind of come back and take control of the game is big,” Ennis said, “so I think that’s going to have a lot of momentum going into the Final Four.“I got to see my schedule. If it’s possible, I’d definitely go.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 28, 2016 at 8:03 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Miles Robinson named ACC Defensive Player of the Year; Chris Nanco and Mo Adams earn All-ACC honors

first_imgSophomore defender Miles Robinson has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, the ACC announced Tuesday afternoon.Senior forward Chris Nanco and freshman defender Mo Adams were named to the ACC first and third teams, respectively. Adams was also named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.Robinson leads an Orange (11-3-4, 3-2-3 ACC) defense tied fifth in the nation with 10 shutouts. SU is seventh in goals-against average (0.57). Robinson earned All-ACC Freshman Team and All-Tournament team honors last year.When Robinson left for the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team in early October, Syracuse’s defense faltered. The Orange gave up three goals in two games, including a 2-1 upset at Albany and a 1-0 loss at Louisville. When he returned after the two-game hiatus, Syracuse shut out its next three opponents, two of which were top-15 teams.The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Robinson is the second Syracuse player voted Defensive Player of the Year in the last three seasons. Alex Bono, who plays for Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, won the award in 2014.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNanco’s amid his best-ever scoring season, with six goals. His two-goals against Pittsburgh in last week’s ACC tournament first round game were his first scores since Sept. 9. When Nanco scores, Syracuse is 16-0 over the last four seasons. Bobby Muus, the head coach of No. 2 Wake Forest and this year’s ACC Coach of the Year, called Nanco “dangerous.”Adams, a defender from England, has started all but one of Syracuse’s games in his freshman campaign. He scored his first-career goal at Hartford last month, when he stroked one through the net from more than 30 yards out.Notre Dame’s Jon Gallagher, who scored the game-winning goal against the Orange in September, was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year.Syracuse moved up from No. 7 to No. 6 in this week’s NSCAA ranking, despite drawing to Clemson in the ACC quarterfinal, 1-1, on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers advanced past SU on penalty kicks. The Orange awaits its NCAA tournament seeding, which is announced Nov. 14. The tournament kicks off Nov. 19. Comments Published on November 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Bills give punter Vedvik the boot, sign Lachlan Edwards

first_img Punter and kicker Kaare Vedvik got the boot again, this time by the Buffalo Bills.The once-promising player from Norway has now been traded once and cut four times in just over a calendar year after being released by the Bills on Wednesday. Buffalo used the open roster spot to sign Australian-born punter Lachlan Edwards, who spent the previous four seasons with the New York Jets.For Vedvik, his departure from Buffalo comes after being signed to a reserve/future contract in January. Vedvik’s value a year ago was so high, the Baltimore Ravens acquired a fifth-round draft pick in trading him to Minnesota .Vedvik lasted three weeks before being cut by the Vikings, and then signed with the New York Jets. He was then abruptly cut by the Jets after missing an extra point and 45-yard field-goal attempt in their season-opening 17-16 loss to Buffalo. He then closed the season on Cincinnati’s practice squad.Vedvik showed promise as both a punter and kicker during his college career at Marshall. He earned Conference-USA first-team honors in 2017, during which his 92-yard punt was the seventh-longest in college football history, and longest since Ray Guy’s 93-yarder in 1972.Edwards will compete for the punting duties with Corey Bojorquez, who is attempting to return for a third season in Buffalo. Edwards averaged 45 1/2 yards on 338 punts, with 108 of them landing inside the opponents’ 20 in 64 games.Image credits: AP COMMENT FOLLOW US LIVE TV First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:25 IST Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:25 IST Bills Give Punter Vedvik The Boot, Sign Lachlan Edwards The once-promising player from Norway has now been traded once and cut four times in just over a calendar year after being released by the Bills on Wednesday. Buffalo used the open roster spot to sign Australian-born punter Lachlan Edwards, who spent the previous four seasons with the New York Jets WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

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Actress Kerry Washington pays tribute to her Caribbean immigrant grandparents

first_img‘Scandal’ actress, Kerry Washington, on Saturday, June 30th, paid tribute to her Caribbean immigrant roots as she joined millions across the U.S. in protesting Donald Trump’s zero tolerance anti-immigration policies that has left thousands of children still separated from their parents, according to NewsAmericasNow.com.Spoke at protest rallySpeaking at the “Families Belong Together” anti-Trump rally in New York City, Washington made it clear she too had immigrant roots.“My grandparents on my mother’s side came to this country through Ellis Island in the ’30s from the Caribbean, and they came here like every immigrant, seeking better opportunities because of a lack of opportunity in their land, running from poverty, running from a place where they couldn’t fulfill a dream,” she said. “I am the fulfillment of that dream.”Washington added that her grandparents’ names are on the wall at Ellis Island “just like so many other grandparents of those who seem to have forgotten that they too are descended from immigrants.”And she insisted she wanted everyone listening to know that they “mattered.”Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy has resulted in more than 2,000 children remaining in detention centers, separated from their parents. Some as young as three are reportedly being taken to court and asked to make their case for asylum in the U.S. without their parents.Protests in over 700 communitiesThe June 30th “Families Belong Together” protests was held in over 700 communities around the country and saw thousands of all races, religion and gender come out to express their opposition against the Trumpian policies. Many who joined the rallies were celebrities including not just Washington, but Alicia Keyes, America Ferrera, Lin Miranda and John Legend.last_img read more

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Hampshire and Yorkshire score opening wins at County Finals

first_img23 Sep 2016 Hampshire and Yorkshire score opening wins at County Finals Hampshire and Yorkshire took the honours on a birdie-strewn first day of the English Men’s County Championship at Sandwell Park Golf Club in Staffordshire.Hampshire – who received good luck wishes from former team-member Justin Rose – beat Cornwall 5-4, while Yorkshire defeated Warwickshire 7-2The action on the first day of the round robin tournament unfolded on a bright autumn day, with many of the holes being decided by birdies. Both winning teams took the upper hand in the morning foursomes with Hampshire winning two of their three games and Yorkshire completing a clean sweep with a combined team score of 15-under par.In the singles Hampshire, playing in the top match, claimed their first point with the 3/1 win of Billy McKenzie. He was quickly followed by Jordan Sundborg who took charge of his game when he won the 9th, 11th, 12th and 14th. He had been a couple down over the opening holes but, helped by some birdies, came out of that stretch three up and also closed out his match 3/1. “I played really well from the 7th and got a bit of momentum going,” he said.Team captain Martin Young gave Hampshire the win with his 4/3 victory and was two-under when he finished. His round got off to a good start when he holed a long par putt to halve the first and, as he moved into gear, he won five holes in a row to reach the turn five up.He’s suffering from a heavy cold and said: “Because I’m feeling a bit rough I played within myself, drove the ball well and hit it straight.” He went on: “I’m so pleased we have won and really pleased that the points have been shared out among the players.”Hampshire, which includes the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, is fielding a young team which includes four rookies at County Finals. Young, by contrast, is playing in his seventh final and still waiting for a win! The last time Hampshire won this championship was in 1996 when Olympic champion Justin Rose was in the team.He sent a video good-luck message to the side saying: “Go out and give it 100%, I am sure you will wear the badge well.”In the day’s other match, Yorkshire laid the foundations of their win with their 3-0 foursomes success, before Steve Robins and Ben Hutchinson (pictured top)  forged ahead in the singles to clinch the victory.Robins, who insisted he wasn’t playing his best, managed to score in style. He won five holes in a row from the eighth – helped with three birdies – before closing out his game on the 15thHutchinson grabbed the initiative straight away in his game and was four up after four and five up at the turn. He was three-under going out and, although he didn’t putt as well on the back nine, he won 3/2 to ensure Yorkshire’s point. “It was the winning point and that’s what counts,” he said.His team-mates weren’t finished, although Warwickshire made them work for their points. Warwickshire’s Patrick Ruff, who was two down at the turn, took English amateur champion Dan Brown to the 18th and their game was halved. Warwickshire’s Matt Cryer had 16 pars and two birdies in his game, got ahead of Will Whiteoak on the 15th and their game also went to a halved result.Liam Phipps took a point for Warwickshire with his 3/1 result, but Kealan Lowe, the Yorkshire order of merit winner, completed the team’s 7-2 scoreline when he won the last game 2/1.Yorkshire captain Darryl Berry said: “It’s been a very good day’s work. I’m happy with the way they played and it’s a deserved win. They have stuck to what they had to do and their attitude has been brilliant. They’re all up for it!”Tomorrow Hampshire play Warwickshire and Yorkshire play Cornwall.Click here for tee times and full scoringImage copyright Leaderboard Photography.last_img read more

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Bruh moment of 6/11/2019: Croatian footballer who kicks and kills chicken in anger sent…

first_imgAdvertisement kh95xvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2ewmjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0lk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) k9sippWould you ever consider trying this?😱57Can your students do this? 🌚35efsRoller skating! Powered by Firework From Cantona’s Ballon D’Or Speech to Bernardo Silva being investigated on racism for sharing a cartoon on Twitter, football in 2019 hasn’t lacked any bruh moments. In a bizzare news of Croatia, a player got sent off for killing a chicken.Advertisement Chickens had ran onto the pitch during the game between NK Jelengrad & Jasenovac in a semi-professional match on Saturday afternoon. 23 year old , Ivan Gazdek of Jelengrad in frustration took a swipe at one of those , killing it as a result. He picked up the body and threw it beyond the pitch boundaries. The referee had a straight red for Gazdek.Advertisement Speaking to local news website 24 Sata, Gazdek revealed that the referee gave him his marching orders and sent him off for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’.“Believe me, it was not intentional. The result was far from certain at that moment and I was nervous.Advertisement “Chickens are constantly entering the field, so the game must be stopped. The terrain is full of faeces, these are unhygienic conditions.“I ran to the chickens a little to chase them away, I swung my foot and killed one by accident, f*** it.”Gazdek later apologized to the lady who owned the chickens and also bought her a new one to compensate for his bizarre moment. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Possibility of teaming up with bro Kiefer at Gilas adds to Thirdy Ravena’s motivation

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena lived the dream when he made his debut for Gilas Pilipinas in the last two games of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.Ravena is grateful for the experience that a collegiate player like him could only wish for but the Ateneo superstar is far from content.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying The Philippines had just secured a ticket back to the Fiba World Cup and Ravena is keen on making the lineup especially with his older brother Kiefer already cleared to play when that time comes.“I really, really, really miss my brother playing. He’s been such an inspiration and motivation for me to just keep pushing myself as well because that’s what he does,” said Thirdy, who was among the major awardees during the 2018 PSA Awards Night at Manila Hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Just the fact that there’s actually a possibility for that to happen just makes me more motivated to try and do my best to make the lineup.”The two became the first brothers to suit up for Gilas Pilipinas after Kiefer played in the second window of the qualifying tournament last March two months before news broke about his 18-month suspension by Fiba due to doping. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ LATEST STORIES Thirdy was a late addition to the national team pool and many even considered him to be a long shot to make the Philippines’ 12-man lineup and yet the prolific forward defied the odds and played in both games against Qatar and Kazakhstan.“Surreal until now that I was able to represent the country at the highest level,” Thirdy said.“The fact that I was around such great players and coaches for a short amount of time, was really big especially for a collegiate player like me to be around those guys who have represented the country for numerous times. I really learned a lot from them.”Seeing the two Ravenas on the Philippines’ World Cup roster appear to be a far-fetched reality for now, but there’s still a possibility—no matter how slim the chances are—that it could happen.“Why not?” Thirdy said with a grin.ADVERTISEMENT Lourdes Clemente slowly showing true potential for La Salle as she adjusts to UAAP grindlast_img read more

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