US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES At 22-28 with seven losses in their past eight games, the Pelicans are 13th of 15 clubs in the Western Conference, 5.5 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth and last playoff berth.Davis, out since January 19 with a sprained left index finger but due back imminently, could become a free agent in 2020 and sign a five-year contract extension worth $240 million after this season.The Pelicans have missed the playoffs in four of six seasons since drafting Davis, but swept Portland in the first round of last season’s playoffs for their first post-season series triumph since 2008. New Orleans fell in the second round to eventual champion Golden State.The Los Angeles Lakers, whose superstar LeBron James is also represented by Paul, and Boston Celtics are expected to be interested in Davis, but the Pelicans do not want the process to become a free-for-all as they risk losing him for nothing unless he is traded.“We have also requested the league to strictly enforce the tampering rules associated with this transaction,” the Pelicans said, a reference to NBA rules prohibiting teams from trying to lure players who are under contract.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Davis violated a rule in the owners-players union agreement banning public trade demands, the fine coming for agent Rich Paul’s statements to ESPN that the NBA characterized in announcing the fine as “an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans”.The Pelicans confirmed Davis wanted to leave in a statement Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Relative to specific talks of a trade, we will do this on our terms and our timeline,” the team said. “One that makes the most sense for our team and it will not be dictated by those outside of our organization.”Davis, top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, shares second in the NBA with 29.3 points a game and third in the league with 13.3 rebounds per contest. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player FILE – New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after making a 3-point shot during the first half of Game 4 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)Anthony Davis was fined $50,000 by the NBA for making a public trade demand on Tuesday, a day after his agent went public with his desire to leave the New Orleans Pelicans.Davis, a five-time All-Star and member of the 2012 London Olympic gold medal squad, told the team he will not sign a contract extension and wants to be traded to an NBA contender before the league’s February 7 transfer deadline.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments
The legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his desire to play for UAE Royals (team co-owned by Virat Kohli in IPTL), but the Indian Test skipper was quick to turn down his request in a nice way.On Thursday, Kohli became a co-owner of franchise UAE Royals in IPTL and it was also confirmed that Roger Federer will be part of the team as a player. Tendulkar being a big Federer fan, took to Twitter and wrote tagging Kohli – Hey @imVkohli, I want to play!Kohli too had a little bit of fun and replied back writing – Not sure you have what it takes @sachin_rt paaji!Earlier this year, Tendulkar and Kohli were seen together watching tennis at the Wimbledon.Not sure you have what it takes @sachin_rt paaji!&; Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 11, 2015
Oklahoma State will undoubtedly face their biggest test this weekend as the Kansas State Wildcats come to town.What to expect from KSULike the Cowboys, K-State has yet to lose a game, playing a similarly weak schedule. The Wildcats opened up with a shutout against an FCS opponent (South Dakota), cruised past UTSA and needed three overtimes to sneak past Louisiana Tech at home two weeks ago.The Wildcats struggled to defend the pass in that game, letting former Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel carve them up for 312 yards. Bill Snyder’s team showed a weakness for the first time all season after cruising past two lowly opponents. The season got off to a rough start for K-State as starting quarterback Jesse Ertz was lost for the season only two plays in.Joe Hubener has stepped in admirably, throwing for four TDs and no interceptions. Hubener isn’t as mobile as you expect from a quarterback in a Bill Snyder offense, but he’s still a pretty decent runner. For injury purposes (that is, lack of depth), they haven’t let him run as much as normal. The 6-foot-5 junior has only rushed for 105 yards in three games.Kansas State’s passing offense is somewhat limited with Hubener, featuring a lot of balls thrown less than 15 yards. The Wildcats no longer have an elite-level receiver like Tyler Lockett who can stretch defenses. The best thing they have has been Kody Cook who leads the team with 148 yards and two touchdowns. Justin Silmon is averaging 5.8 yards per carry, but like the rest of the Wildcats offense he’s nothing flashy. Mason Rudolph’s turnovers accounted for 14 points being scored by Texas last weekend, but the defense only gave up 13. K- State does not have the type of offense that can put up 50+ points like some Big 12 teams are capable of. I’d be surprised if the defense allows more than 20 points. They should cook up a few more TOs, too.“We say in the locker room that we not only need to keep getting turnovers and continue to do that, but also start scoring off of them,” said DT Vincent Taylor this week. “I think we need to keep doing what we’re doing each week and start getting points.”What about OSUNow to the million dollar question: How will golden-boy Mason Rudolph rebound from his first rough game?Rudolph threw two ugly interceptions against Texas and another clumsy fumble resulting in two defensive touchdowns. Turnovers cannot continue to be a trend if the Cowboys want to improve on last year’s 4-5 conference record.Rudolph will be challenged against a defense that has not given up very many points. However, even against two small schools in the first two weeks, K-State has let each of its three opponents complete at least 60 percent of its passes. The Wildcats also have not yet intercepted a pass in the 2015 season.With Rennie Childs likely out and Chris Carson also banged up, the starting running back duties could be Jeff Carr’s. The freshman has shown good quickness and the ability to catch passes out of the backfield on occasion.However, K-State has been incredibly stout against the run this season, allowing only 2.37 yards per carry. The Cowboys are only averaging 4.12 yards per carry with Childs and Carson, without them could be even worse with some legitimate questions about the offensive line having not been answered yet.How will the game be decided?The strength of K-State this season has been solid run defense and the ability to control the ball on offense. It may take more than on offense for KSU to win this game. Hubener has a strong arm, but he has yet to show it. If he can finally start to stretch the field then K-State has a chance, but a conservative offense will not go into Boone Pickens and win.I think it will be very obvious that OSU will be one-dimensional on Saturday, but Rudolph does have a chance to expose the weakest unit on the field for the Wildcats. If Yurcich’s play-calling gets predictable and KSU can stuff the running game it could be a long one, but I don’t anticipate for struggles for QB1. Ultimately, I don’t see the Cowboys losing this game at home. The Wildcats don’t have an offense that can put up enough on points on Glenn Spencer’s unit, period. That should be the deciding factor in a low-scoring win for the Cowboys. 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!
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. And this week, Spencer dialed up a blitz that put Jones in position to make a play. Despite Heard’s slipperiness, Jones stuck with him and dragged him down for a 22-yard sack.What a play here from Miketavius Jones. pic.twitter.com/jsyFO8mrdF— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) September 26, 2015Jones’ experience on special teams can’t be overstated, and his impact through four games has been felt as strong as any other cornerback on the roster. He has showed up in big moments; none bigger than Saturday’s sack of Jerrod Heard. It’s still very early in the season, but Jones’ emergence in a very deep group of cornerbacks is one of the most fascinating storylines of the season. The sheer depth at the cornerback position was a well-known commodity going into this season, but the emergence of cornerback Miketavius Jones has been as big a surprise as any this season.Jones has been a special teams mainstay during his time in Stillwater, and his experience has prepared him well to boost him to his early season success. Gundy talked on his radio show this week about his center of balance skills being well sharpened after playing special teams, which has allowed him to excel in his new hybrid type role at cornerback. Last week, he was able to hunt down the quarterback to force the first turnover of many against UTSA.AdChoices广告
FA Cup Man City paired with Wigan in FA Cup fifth round draw Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:33 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty FA Cup Manchester City Manchester United Chelsea Tottenham Hotspur In a replay of the 2013 final, the Premier League leaders will take on the League One side, while Chelsea host Hull City Manchester City face an away trip to League One leaders Wigan Athletic in the fifth round of the FA Cup, while Chelsea host struggling Championship side Hull City.Pep Guardiola’s men beat Cardiff City 2-0 on Sunday to set up a tie with Paul Cook’s side, who have a two-point lead at the top of English football’s third tier and have already knocked two Premier League sides out of the competition this season.The Premier League leaders will be hoping to avoid a similar outcome to the 2013 final against the same opposition, when Ben Watson headed Roberto Martinez’s Wigan to a late victory against a City side coached by Roberto Mancini. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Meanwhile, Manchester United will travel to take on the winner of next Tuesday’s fourth round replay between Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town.After drawing 1-1 at Newport County on Saturday, Tottenham will have to get the better of the League Two side when they meet again next week to decide who will go on face either Rochdale or Millwall.West Brom will host Southampton in the round’s only confirmed all-Premier League encounter, while Leicester City will host Sheffield United and Swansea must navigate a replay with Notts County on Tuesday February 6 to set up a tie with Sheffield Wednesday. Date Match Feb 17-18 Sheffield Wednesday vs Notts County/Swansea City Feb 17-18 West Bromwich Albion vs Southampton Feb 17-18 Chelsea vs Hull City Feb 17-18 Leicester City vs Sheffield United Feb 17-18 Huddersfield Town/Birmingham City vs Manchester United Feb 17-18 Millwall/Rochdale vs Newport County/Tottenham Feb 17-18 Brighton and Hove Albion vs Coventry City Feb 17-18 Wigan Athletic vs Manchester City
Transfers Santi Cazorla leaves Arsenal after six years Goal Last updated 1 year ago 02:23 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Premier League The Spain midfielder has endured an injury nightmare over the last two seasons, and will now seek a new club after coming to the end of his deal Santi Cazorla has parted ways with Arsenal after coming to the end of his contract, the club confirmed on Monday. Cazorla joined the Gunners in 2012 and became a key part of the side that lifted back to back FA Cups in 2013-14 and 2014-15. The last two seasons, however, have seen the Spain midfielder largely inactive due to serious complications following an Achilles injury that at one point could have led to his leg being amputated. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Now Arsenal have confirmed that the 33-year-old will be a free agent over the summer, with links to Villarreal having already emerged. “Santi Cazorla is leaving the club after coming to the end of his contract,” the club revealed on their official website.”Santi joined us from Malaga in the summer of 2012, during which time he established himself as an integral part of the team and proved to be one of the most technically-gifted players in the Premier League. “Making 180 appearances for us in six years, Santi scored 29 goals in all competitions, helping the team win two Emirates FA Cups and two FA Community Shields. “His importance to us was emphasised with his sublime free-kick in the 2014 Emirates FA Cup final, which sparked our unforgettable comeback to win the trophy.”Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis added: “Santi is always one of my favourite players to watch. His natural ability with both feet, his speed of thought and movement were central to our best performances in recent years.”He plays with a joy and freedom which is very rare. We wish him well for the future and thank him for his important contribution to our club.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus lodge new appeal for 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have lodged a new appeal to have the 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milan.During the Calciopoli scandal of 2006, Juve had two Scudetti revoked – the 2004/05 title went unassigned, while the 2005/06 title was handed to third-place Inter.This was due to AC Milan, who had finished second, also being docked points in the trial, along with Lazio, Fiorentina, Reggina and Arezzo.Juventus have had several appeals rejected to have the titles returned, or at least the later trophy taken away from Inter.On Saturday, Juve formally lodged another appeal with the Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport tribunal.
Nemanja Matic is pleased to see Manchester United back in the winning habit, with the midfielder admitting that the club “doesn’t accept drawing or losing a game”.The Red Devils had become painfully familiar with seeing points slip through their grasp towards the end of Jose Mourinho’s reign.The Portuguese collected just one victory from his last six Premier League outings at the helm, with United slipping off the top four pace as a result. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? OIe Gunnar Solskjaer has been charged with bringing about a reversal in fortune and has made a dream start to his tenure with back-to-back successes.A 5-1 mauling of Cardiff has been followed by a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Huddersfield, with Matic seeing United rediscover their spark as they endeavour to deliver the results expected of them.The Serbia international told BBC Sport after helping United to see off the Terriers at Old Trafford: “After Cardiff, we gained more confidence. It was important to win at our stadium, to bring a smile on the face of our supporters.“We made some mistakes. We need to see what we can do better. It’s a completely different atmosphere when you win games.“This club doesn’t accept drawing or losing a game. This is the way we have to try to win the next one.”Matic was the man to put United on their way to another welcome three-point haul on Boxing Day.His opening goal was his first for the Red Devils since March, with the 30-year-old one of several players to be enjoying a new lease of life under Solskjaer.He added: “It’s always important to score early if possible. After that, we have more space to play.“I’m happy with my goal.”United will be back in action on Sunday when they play host to Bournemouth, with there still an eight-point gap for them to bridge in order to return to the Champions League spots. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Officials from the police component of the UN mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) said that all security and crowd-control measures for January’s funeral of the province’s President had been handled by local police units, based on the training that they had received from international officers.“This is being considered the most successful operation conducted in Kosovo post 1999 even though it was unfortunate that the first occasion for the KPS to prove themselves to this degree was one of such sadness at the loss of their President,” Kai Vittrup, UNMIK Police Commissioner, told the UN News Service.“It has been the largest single operation that has ever been completed in Kosovo, and it was led and run by KPS, albeit with some guidance, although no international officers were involved at the street level and only mentoring and advice was given at the command level,” he added.The force received similar praise last month when the senior UN envoy to Kosovo gave his latest briefing on the province to the Security Council, saying that he felt “bound to salute the performance” of the 3,500 Kosovo police officers on duty at the funeral for their “professionalism and sensitivity.”“In Pristina, there were officers from the North part of Mitrovica, from Gracanica and Strpce. Neither one was differentiated from the others but all were officers performing to the highest-level of professionalism in this dignified ceremony,” said KPS chief Colonel Behar Selimi, himself an ethnic Albanian, referring to Serb majority areas. But UN police officials say that the success of the funeral operation is only the latest example in the rebirth of a force built up since the United Nations took over the running of Kosovo in 1999 when NATO drove out Yugoslav troops amid human rights abuses in fighting between Serbs and Albanians.Paul Hutchings, UNMIK’s Deputy Police Commissioner for Operations, said that the UN police component has now handed over most of the responsibilities for policing operations in the province to the KPS.Mr. Hutchings stressed the extensive training that the UN police had provided to their Kosovo counterparts, noting in particular that almost 2,000 local officers had now been trained in the latest and most effective methods of riot control, while local minority police officers had been assigned to villages that had felt neglected by the force.Turning to the specific crime-fighting role in the province, UNMIK’s Deputy Police Commissioner for Crime, Bob Morrison, also said that the local force had become more directly involved in this aspect of policing.In particular, Mr. Morrison said that Regional Crime Squads were now under KPS control, while the total number of local officers involved directly or indirectly in investigations throughout Kosovo had also increased over the past year.UNMIK Police Commissioner Vittrup acknowledged that the UN police still has work to do in Kosovo but he said that the success of local officers in mounting the funeral operation, in addition to their other achievements, showed that despite the difficulties things were on the right track.“As the UNMIK police component begins 2006, we are able to survey the achievements of the past year and see that our work, while not complete, is approaching its end,” Mr. Vittrup told the UN News Service.“Our mandate at the beginning of the mission was to provide for the safety and security of the residents of Kosovo and to create and train a Kosovo Police Service, which I’m proud to say is well on its way to developing into a respected, professional law enforcement body,” the Commissioner concluded.
“Such public perceptions and attitudes negatively influence sound migration policy choices,” said Louise Arbour, UN Special Representative for International Migration, in her remarks to the session, which wraps up tomorrow at UN Headquarters in New York. “This must be reversed so that policy is evidence-based and not perception-driven. Policies responding to false perceptions reinforce the apparent validity of these erroneous stereotypes and make recourse to proper policies that much harder,” she added.The consultation is the fourth in a series of six thematic consultations that will take place this year and feed into the drafting of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), expected to be adopted by UN Member States in 2018. An outgrowth of the New York Declaration, adopted at a 2016 UN Summit on refugees and migrants, the Compact will be the first intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the UN, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a comprehensive manner. The current consultation, conducted by representatives of Member States, UN agencies, civil society, migrants and diaspora, examines the challenges and opportunities in leveraging the economic and social contributions of migrants to countries of origin and destination.Ms. Arbour pointed out that in 2016 migrants sent $429 billion to their countries of origin – one of their most tangible contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries. More than three times larger than official development assistance (ODA), and more stable than other forms of private capital flows, remittances – as such transfers are known – to developing countries have lifted millions of families out of poverty, she said, while stressing the need to lower the associated transaction costs to leverage remittances for development. Migration also provides substantial development benefits to places of destination, for both developed and developing countries, particularly through the contribution of labour migrants of all skills levels, she argued.However, there can be upfront adjustment costs in the short term that need to be addressed, she added. In his remarks, Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing emphasized the advantages of making sure migration is considered in development planning. He cited the need to ensure that migration is seen as an issue affecting all aspects of human development, including human rights, and the importance of mainstreaming migration in the broader development strategy.
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Vince Doria (far right), Matt Mitten (second from right), Joe Nocera (second from left), and Andrew Zimbalist (far left) are introduced on Friday at the Sports Society Initiative’s forum on paying college athletes. Credit: Mitch Hooper | Lantern reporterThe topic of financial compensation for collegiate student-athletes has been sweeping the nation in recent years, and on Friday, Ohio State, home to one of the country’s most profitable athletic departments, was at the forefront of that discussion.Two separate panel discussions — the first featuring sports policy analysts and writers, and the second consisting of seven former Buckeye athletes — were held on campus in an event organized by the university’s Sports and Society Initiative. The three-hour conversation, titled “Paying College Athletes,” encompassed nearly all sides of the debate, from legal and political angles, to methods and realities of implementation, and to athlete testimonies and alternatives. Dialogue among the panel members was passionate, insightful and respectful, although it jumped around frequently. Yet, that is inherent with any conversation about financial compensation for student-athletes. The issue is so complex, like splitting the atom, that any discussion on it could seem scattered because there are myriad factors to consider and understand.Kristin Watt, an attorney and former OSU basketball player in the 1980s, does not support a pay-to-play model, but she, like the few other panelists with a similar position, completely acknowledged the inequities in the current system. Although she said there likely will be inequities no matter what, there are “absolutely” problems that can be fixed.“Forums like this, I really want to congratulate Ohio State for putting this on,” said Watt, who was on the second panel. “The more we talk about it, the more issues get out and the more people get educated … That’s what helps spur changes.” A high point during the event was when former OSU running back Maurice Clarett delivered his opening statement. Despite his dominant freshman season for the Buckeyes in 2002, Clarett is infamous for his off-the-field tribulations, which included accepting improper benefits that played a role in his dismissal from the university and spending more than three years in prison on multiple charges. When Clarett spoke, the some hundred people in the audience were captivated, clinging to his every word. Clarett said he “absolutely” supports a pay-for-play model for collegiate athletes, citing his personal story as evidence. Growing up in the poverty in Youngstown, Ohio, Clarett said he took money under the table to help him pay personal expenses, namely fixing his car’s transmission. “My spiral of events wouldn’t have happen if I had money,” Clarett said passionately. Clarett said his situation — coming from poverty and needing support beyond just an academic scholarship — is no anomaly. Clarett also spoke poignantly about the lack of emphasis that some programs place on education. Clarett said he was nowhere near the education level needed at OSU and that he was shuffled through classes just to stay eligible. This is common, Clarett said, with those coming from inner city schools. At one point, amid the Youngstown native’s emotional soliloquy on academics, Lawrence Funderburke, a panelist and former OSU basketball player, interpreted. “Preach it,” he said. “Keep preaching.”As Clarett’s opening statement wrapped up, a few members of the audience stood up, applauding. Vince Doria, former Senior Vice President and Director of News at ESPN, started the discussion on the first panel. Doria, an OSU graduate, acknowledged his past employer’s role in the growth of big-time college athletics through massive television deals, yet he said he supports a pay-to-play system. His proposal contains different tiers of payment for players in revenue sports based mostly on playing time. It might not be perfect, Doria said, but at the very least, it “begins to address the unfairness of the current system.” A key portion of Doria’s rationale for supporting additional compensation beyond academic scholarship is that the notion of providing education is misleading, he said. “A scholarship is really the opportunity to achieve an education,” he said. Doria said with the vigorious schedule that athletes have because of games and training, they don’t get the same chance to work outside of the classroom to really take full advantage of the scholarship and obtain a comprehensive education. Joe Nocera, a sports business columnist at The New York Times and co-author of “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA,” is outspoken about the reforms he feels are necessary. Nocera left no room for where he stood on the issue, enunciating his clear support for paying student-athletes. In fact, Nocera said he even believes that the term “student-athlete” is incorrect.“(The NCAA) shouldn’t call them student-athletes, but rather athlete-students or employee students, because that’s what they really are,” he said. “Let’s be honest about what the NCAA is. … it’s a cartel.”Former OSU basketball player Kristin Watt (right) speaks at a forum about paying college athletes while former OSU running back Maurice Clarett (left) listens. Credit: Mitch Hooper | Lantern reporterWhen Nocera first began writing about the injustices he believes college athletes face, he said he got emails from readers asking why he was spending his time writing about it. His explanation, delivered passionately on Friday, pierced the crowd.“This is not a sports issue. This is a human rights issue and civil rights issue,” said Nocera, who also brought up the NCAA’s transfer policy, which he denounced. “I came at this through the prism of rights, not pay.” Watt, the former OSU basketball player, was not alone in her opposition to a pay-to-play model. Joining her in dissent was a Marscilla Packer, a fellow former OSU basketball player, Funderburke and Andrew Zimbalist, an economics professor at Smith College in Massachusetts. “I think there are meaningful reforms that can address the economic injustices without going for the pay-for-play model,” said Zimbalist, who cited concerns over growing television revenue and the complicated tax-exempt status donations to athletic departments have. Some of the most common agreed upon reforms that did not involve a direct cash payment included guaranteed scholarships lasting at least four years. Currently, they are for one year, with the option to be renewed. Lifetime health insurance was another proposal that seemed to be agreed upon by all 11 panelists. Nocera said it’s clear that if an athlete sustains injuries while playing sports in college for a university, it’s the school’s duty to make sure the individual has the proper care he or she needs during his or her lifetime. Funderburke, who founded a youth organization after retiring from the NBA, said he has a five-point plan to help student-athletes that does not involve a pay-for-play system. It included mentoring arrangements, life-skills courses for athletes, a deferred-savings stipend and a family emergency fund. “We’re never going to be fair or equitable, but we can at least be sensible,” he said. If there is one thing the panel illustrated, it’s that there is a lot to consider when looking to address injustices in college athletics. Change isn’t going to happen overnight, but having open forums like the panel can prove to be instrumental, said Kelly Trent, a former OSU golfer who is “on the fence” on specifics but agrees collegiate sports are littered with inequity. “For this thing to advance, it’s going to take some giving on both sides,” said Doria, the former executive at ESPN. “And the history of the NCAA in that area hasn’t been good.”
Buckeye fans won’t have to worry about their archrival celebrating a national championship in basketball this season. The Michigan Wolverines fell Monday night to the Louisville Cardinals, 82-76, in the national championship game. Louisville became the eighth school to win three, or more, national championships and coach Rick Pitino becomes the first coach in history to win a national title at two different schools. In a fast-paced game that saw a combined 158 points, the game came down to the fight in the paint. Louisville’s sophomore forward Chane Behanan made a big impact during the second half, with 12 rebounds that eventually wore down a perimeter oriented Wolverine team. Coming into the game, it was thought that standout freshman forward Mitch McGary would handle the inside for Michigan. However, it was the Cardinals who played with an increased physicality, including eight rebounds and three blocks from junior center Gorgui Dieng. It can also be said that the game was won by the Cardinals well before the second half as they withstood an Wolverine run from an unlikely source. Freshman point guard Spike Albrecht averages 1.8 points per game and saw sporadic playing time during the tournament, but the young guard exploded with a bevy of threes and dropped 17 points in his first 16 minutes of play to give Michigan a 12-point lead at 33-21. With 11:09 to play in the first half, Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke was hit with his second foul. Michigan coach John Beilein made a crucial decision to sit his star point-guard for the remainder of the first half. The Cardinals capitalized on Burke’s absence by turning up the pressure and going on a run of their own. Louisville junior guard Luke Hancock hit four 3-pointers down the stretch of the first half to whittle the Michigan lead down to one. Louisville carried the momentum through the second half to bring the national title back to the Bluegrass State for a second consecutive season after Kentucky won the national championship last season. The Wolverines were not able to bring the Big Ten a national championship on a year where the conference was considered by many to be the strongest in college basketball. Some Buckeye fans reluctantly pulled for the Wolverines in a display of conference pride, but the Cardinals were just too tough and experienced for their opponents. Hancock was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four after two breakout performances. The transfer from George Mason dropped 20 much needed points in the national semifinal against Wichita State, before adding another 22 off the bench in Monday’s title game.
More than 50 people who have been evacuated from their homes are currently at the rest centre, where several British Red Cross volunteers are on hand to provide support.The army is working to make the bomb safe but the operation is likely to last until at least Friday afternoon, the council said. A north west London council says the army will be working to defuse a suspected WW2 bomb until Friday afternoon at the earliest #Willesden pic.twitter.com/XhlY9KTDi2— Global’s Newsroom (@GlobalsNewsroom) March 2, 2017 Superintendent Nigel Quantrell said: “I would like to thank the community for their continued support as we and our partners deal with this incident.”I can assure you that we are working very hard resolve the situation. The public’s understanding and cooperation is deeply appreciated.” The Nazi bomb has lain undisturbed for over 75 yearsCredit:PA Two schools and nearby homes have been evacuated after a suspected Second World War bomb was discovered on a building site.A huge cordon is in place and roads have been closed after the unexploded device was found near Brondesbury Park in Brent, north-west London. School and homes were evacuated after the discoveryCredit:Universal News And Sport Malorees Junior School and Marylebone Boys’ School had been evacuated and a 200 metre cordon is in place at the scene, Brent Council said.A rest centre has been set up at St Martin’s Church on Mortimer Road, Kensal Green, for residents affected by the disruption. The Second World War bomb was discovered on a building site in BrentCredit:PA The army has been called in to deal with the bomb while police and the fire service also remain on the scene, Brent Council said.Police said they were called to The Avenue, near the junction of Willesden Lane, at around 11.30am on Thursday following the discovery. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
The world’s largest steel company, ArcelorMittal, and trade unions representing its employees across the globe yesterday signed a new and groundbreaking agreement to further improve health and standards throughout the company. The agreement, the first of its kind in the steel industry, recognises the vital role played by trade unions in improving health and safety. It sets out minimum standards in every site the company operates in order to achieve world class performance. These standards include the commitment to form joint management/union health and safety committees as well as training and education programs in order to make a meaningful impact on overall health and safety across the company.Also included in the agreement is the creation of a joint management/union global health and safety committee that will target plants in the group in order to help them to further improve their health and safety performance. The agreement was signed on June 3 by ArcelorMittal, the European Metalworkers’ Federation, the United Steelworkers and the International Metalworkers’ Federation.Commenting, ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO, Lakshmi N. Mittal said: “This agreement will build on the important work that we have already undertaken to date. Health and safety is our number one priority and in signing this agreement we hope to set a new benchmark for the industry. Innovation and a willingness to make bold decisions have been at the heart of our success. We are pleased to join our union partners and apply that same philosophy to our approach to health and safety”.Peter Scherrer, General Secretary of the European Metalworkers’ Federation, explained “We look forward to turning this agreement into more than just a piece of paper but a reality. Social dialogue and mutual respect are the foundations to any successful initiative and this agreement contains those principles”.Leo Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers, added “Signing this agreement should act as a signal to other companies in the industry that unions are the solution to health and safety concerns, not the cause. Health and safety is the single most important issue for workers. It is satisfying that we have delivered this approach in the world’s number 1 steel company”.Marcello Malentacchi, General Secretary of the International Metalworkers’ Federation, concluded “In signing this agreement we are signalling our commitment to make a meaningful impact on current health and safety standards in the company. The success or failure of the agreement will depend on our continuing efforts to achieve our goal of every worker, whatever their position in the company, returning home safely at the end of each day”.
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An honor guard fired rifles, piercing the quiet late Thursday morning air, as a crowd of dozens observed outside the Clark County Public Service Center in downtown Vancouver.The final gunshot cued Clark County sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Evans to begin playing a somber version of taps on the trumpet.It was fitting in a year that saw a single local law enforcement fatality in the slaying of sheriff’s tracking dog Kane that both honors were accompanied by vigorous barking from the several police dogs in attendance.A crowd of police officers, family members of fallen officers and attorneys gathered to pay tribute to those sworn officers and police dogs killed in the line of duty.The annual law enforcement memorial ceremony is especially important this year in wake of numerous police shootings over the past couple years in the Pacific Northwest, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik remarked in his speech.
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, March 28, 2019:Animal Control Officer responded to reports of an injured turkey on Palmer Way. (8:09am)Police responded to an altercation between parents during drop-off at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center. Police restored the peace. (8:37am)Animal Control Officer made arrangements to remove a deceased coyote from a backyard on Barbara Avenue. (12:25pm)A two-vehicle crash resulted in a rollover at Church Street and Adams Street. No injuries reported. (2:53pm)Police responded to a dog fight at the Town Dog Park on Main Street. During the fight, one dog owner attempted to break the dogs apart and her hand was bitten. Owner was transported to Lahey Clinic. One dog was taken to the vet. (5:14pm)A Ferguson Road caller reported he believes he found evidence that his neighbors have been attempting to harm his dog by throwing food over the fence that is harmful for dogs to ingest. Caller found an avocado in his yard. (5:37pm)During a check of Town Hall, police noted the back of the snack shack appears to have been vandalized. (5:40pm)(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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 19: Fist Fight At Planet Fitness; Hawk Stuck Inside Building; Gas Line StruckIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 5: Train Conductor Helps Locate Missing Puppy; Rented Trucks Not Returned To UHaulIn “Police Log”
The Netflix logo is pictured on a television in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California.ReutersShares of Netflix Inc soared 11 percent before the bell on Wednesday after the company put fears of a slowdown in growth to bed by racking up 7 million new subscribers between July and September.The video streaming pioneer shocked Wall Street last quarter by falling short of new subscriber estimates, but Tuesday’s figures put its total customer base at 137 million worldwide, 2 million more than consensus forecasts.At least eight brokerages raised price targets on the stock, with three of them, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Raymond James, raising them just two days after trimming.”We don’t believe in ‘open-ended growth stories.’ But, darn, NFLX is about as close to one as you can find in today’s market,” RBC analyst Mark Mahaney said in a note.Analysts pointed to the streaming giant’s ‘solid trends’ in India, and said homegrown shows there like Sacred Games and Ghoul bode well for future growth as it ramps up across some of the developing world’s most populous markets.”NFLX shies away from talking about anyone international market too specifically, but it called outgrowth in Asia, and we believe India is becoming a bigger factor,” said JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth.Goldman Sachs raised its price target by $50 to $480. The brokerage had earlier cut the price target to $430 from $470.Shares of the company were up 11 percent at $384.51 before the bell.
Kimberley GarnerKimberley Garner Official Instagram (kimberleygarner)Kimberley Garner sure knows how to turn up the heat. The stunning beauty showcased her killer curves in a social media post promoting her own company’s swimwear.Reportedly, the throwback snap came from her break away in St Tropez, France. Kimberley looked gorgeous in the white nautical themed swimsuit. Gushing about her busy schedule, Kimberley said in the caption: ‘Monday done. how was yours? working on my company all day, now time for ballet class followed by [drink emoji] with my girls. last week in #stTropez in one of my designs.’There might also be another reason for Kimberley’s glow, she appeared to confirm her reunion with her former boyfriend. Following their break-up last year, the blonde beauty told MailOnline: ‘I ended the relationship recently. It was a really wonderful three years and we are still good friends today.’ Kimberley GarnerKimberley Garner Official Instagram (kimberleygarner)The socialite has apparently been notoriously tight-lipped about the identity of her former long-term boyfriend, who was often seen with the personality in West London. Speaking to The Sun during her appearance at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, she said: ‘It was a great relationship. I’d love to meet someone with a great personality — it’s all about the personality for me.’It is known that in May 2013 Garner launched her first swimwear collection and has gone on to release many collections since. She is the director of Kimberley London Ltd and of Young London Events Ltd. Apparently, Kimberley also tried her hand at acting with a lead role in the movie Sweetheart.Well, getting back with her ex sure seems to be doing wonders for Kimberly. You can check out the pic here: