Cardona takes another step in rebuilding his life as he returns to basketball

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES “I sought help to boss Danny (Espiritu) and told him I want to play in the D-League. Maybe they thought that I’m not serious because they say that the salary is small, but I told them that I’m willing to play for free. I just want to get my timing back. I feel that I can still hang with them, but I know that I need to work on my conditioning,” he said.Though Cardona only has one game left with the Jawbreakers this conference to show that he still has what it takes to make it back to the PBA, he’s embracing this opportunity wholeheartedly as he hopes to make up for the lost time.“I did lots of wrong things in my life. I made a lot of mistakes. But it’s not too late. God gave me a second life to correct myself and make up for all the sins I’ve done,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Next challenge for OKC is ‘getting on same page,’ says Adams National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READ Mac Cardona. PBA IMAGESFor Mac Cardona, his return to the hardcourt is not just a shot at a career revival, but also a new lease on life after he fell on hard times last year.“I really lost my love for the game before. I lost my passion,” he shared on Tuesday after his first game with Zark’s Burgers in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup. “I really want to fix myself again. I want to go back to basketball so that I can bring my life back the way it was.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim It wasn’t the come back game the former La Salle star was hoping for as the Jawbreakers got blasted by Marinerong Pilipino, 119-74, in his D-League debut.But it hardly mattered as the 35-year-old said that he really felt rejuvenated as he opened the newest chapter in his life with Zark’s Burgers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“It was my first practice yesterday and I felt young again because I’m playing against younger players. I can feel that they respect me and as an elder, they don’t go that hard on me. I’m happy with my first game,” Cardona, who finised the game with 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes of action, said.Cardona’s decent showing was enough to convince himself that he still has a lot of gas left in his tank as he seeks to return to the PBA and extend his 11-year career in the pro league. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

Test cricket: Flourishing Kohli-Vijay stand deflates Sri Lanka

first_imgVirat Kohli after scoring the century knock against Sri Lanka on the first day of third Test match in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sandeep Saxena) Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL Kohli slams double ton to take India to 500/5 at lunch on Day 2 Sri Lanka Virat Kohli after scoring the century knock against Sri Lanka on the first day of third Test match in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sandeep Saxena) Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara run between the wickets during their scintillating partnership on day 3 of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre) December 02, 2017 COMMENTS India opener Murali Vijay smashed his second successive century, while skipper Virat Kohli closed in on a third of the series as the duo deflated Sri Lanka with an unbroken 167-run stand on the opening day of the third and final test on Saturday.The second session was a microcosm of a series dominated by the hosts as India scored at more than four runs an over to reach 245 for two at tea with Sri Lanka struggling to stem a flood of boundaries at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.Vijay had made 101 by the break, content to allow his skipper to drive a partnership which put the hosts, chasing a record-equalling ninth consecutive test series win, in a commanding position.Kohli, who hit 104 not out in the first test in Kolkata and 213 in Nagpur, joined the 5,000-test run club in his 105th innings and was batting on 94, having won the toss and opted to bat on a track pregnant with runs.Right-handed opener Lokesh Rahul made way for the left-handed Shikhar Dhawan as India, 1-0 up in the series, shuffled the top of their batting order for a third match in a row.Dhawan could not make the most of the opportunity, though, his attempted sweep shot off Dilruwan Perera finding Suranga Lakmal at deep square leg.The opener made 23 before becoming the off-spinner’s 100th test victim in a Sri Lankan record of 25 tests, two less than spin great Muttiah Muralitharan.Next man in Cheteshwar Pujara played with trademark sagacity and hit four boundaries before walking into a Sri Lankan trap.Paceman Lahiru Gamage stationed Sadeera Samarawickrama at leg slip and bowled the perfect delivery which Pujara tickled to the fielder to depart after making 23.Kohli, however, was simply unstoppable as the right-hander scored at nearly a run a ball, treating the weekend crowd to some exciting shot-making.Gamage was on the receiving end of Kohli’s sublime batting in an eventful 37th over when the batsman hit the bowler for three boundaries — a drive through extra cover, followed by a leg glance and an imperious pull in front of square.Vijay then brought up his 11th test century with a ninth boundary, celebrating the feat with a little jig.Left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan, one of the three new faces in the Sri Lankan team, did manage to occasionally beat the bat but it did little other than to elicit groans from his exasperated team mates. 1/2 RELATED center_img Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara run between the wickets during their scintillating partnership on day 3 of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre) Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara run between the wickets during their scintillating partnership on day 3 of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Vivek Bendre) null COMMENT 2/2 India cricket Virat Kohli after scoring the century knock against Sri Lanka on the first day of third Test match in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo credit: Sandeep Saxena) SHARE ×last_img read more

ISL 2019-20 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC Football Match Today

first_img footballindian footballindian super leagueIndian Super League 2019-20 First Published: October 31, 2019, 5:01 PM IST Mumbai City FC will host Odisha FC in their first home game of the Indian Super League 2019-20 on October 31, Thursday. The ISL 2019-20 Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC match will be played at the Mumbai Football Arena. Mumbai City FC, who have had a great start to their season, will look to continue their unbeaten run. On the other hand, Odisha FC who have lost both their opening games, will look to register their first victory of the season. The Indian Super League 2019-20 Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC fixture will commence at 7:30PM.Mumbai City FC head coach Jorge Costa has expressed his joy over his side’s performance in the first two games. “We played two difficult games away from home and we finished those two games with four points. It’s not perfect but we played two games in 72 hours and I’m very happy with all my players. I’m also happy with the four points from two matches and had it been six, I would have been the happiest coach, but four points is not bad. We are now looking ahead to get three points from our next match and that’s how we intend on approaching the rest of the season,” Meanwhile, Odisha head coach Josep Gombau has said that he is confident that his side will do well against the Islanders. “I think we have had two good games, especially the second one. I think against NorthEast, we completely dominated the game, but we suffered a loss after two small mistakes. I am confident that the team will do well against Mumbai,” he said.Indian Super League 2019-20 Mumbai City FC Probable Starting Line-up vs Odisha FC: Amrinder Singh (GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Subhasish Bose, Hmingthanmawia, Sarthak Golui, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Serge Kevyn, Mohamed Larbi, Amine ChermitiIndian Super League 2019-20 Odisha FC Probable Starting Line-up vs Mumbai City FC: Francisco Dorronsoro (GK), Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Rana Gharami, Diawandou Diagne, Vinit Rai, Marcos Tebar, Xisco Hernandez, Nanda Kumar, Aridane Santana, Jerry MawhmingthangaThis year total 10 teams are participating in the tournament. The teams are Odisha FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Bengaluru FC, ATK, NorthEast United FC, Hyderabad FC, Mumbai City FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC.What time will Indian Super League 2019-20 Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC match start?The ISL 2019-20 Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC match is scheduled to start at 7:30PM. The Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC fixture will be at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC match on TV?Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD.Where to watch Indian Super League 2019-20 Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC match on live streaming?The live streaming of Mumbai City FC vs Odisha FC, Indian Super League 2019-20 will be available on Hotstar and Jio TV. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Olympiakos Rises, Beats Xanthi, 3-1

first_imgATHENS — Defending champion Olympiakos beat hosts Xanthi 3-1 to overtake PAOK into first place in the Greek league on Jan. 11.At the league’s halfway point, Olympiakos is a point ahead of PAOK, which lost 3-0 to Asteras on Jan. 10, and six over Panathinaikos, a 5-0 winner over Ergotelis on Jan. 11.Costas Mitroglou scored in the 19th and 53rd minutes, with headers from an Alexandro Dominguez free-kick and corner kick. Mathieu Dossevi added a goal in the 30th and Adrian Lucero scored a consolation goal for Xanthi in the 82nd.Also, OFI beat Kerkyra 3-2, Atromitos drew 1-1 at Panthrakikos and Panetolikos vs. Giannena ended in a 0-0 draw. Niki Volos, in dire financial straits, forfeited a match for the second round in a row, this time to Levadiakos.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Rohit Sharma on his nickname: ‘Like Hitman a lot, goes with my name’

first_imgRohit Sharma’s domination in limited-overs cricket continued on Sunday when he smashed a hundred in the third and final T20I against England in Bristol.With the unbeaten 56-ball 100, he became only the second player to score three hundreds in T20 Internationals. New Zealand’s Colin Munro is the only other player with three hundreds in the shortest format internationally.With the hundred on Sunday, he became the only player in the history of the game, to have scored at least three hundreds in every format of the game. Rohit is also the only player to have scored three double centuries in ODIs, with his highest being 264 against Sri Lanka — also the highest-ever ODI score by a batsman.As his record-breaking run continued in Bristol, Dinesh Karthik asked the Mumbaikar if he would like a new nickname. However, Rohit said he is happy with his current one.”I like Hitman a lot. It goes with my name as well,” said an elated Rohit while turning his back to the camera in order to show his name.VIDEO WATCH: @DineshKarthik does some number crunching with @ImRo45 post the team’s series win in Bristol. Also, does Rohit like to be called the HITMAN? Find out more – by @RajalAroraLink—->https://t.co/myRsPwgImC pic.twitter.com/F6dTIIQLtfBCCI (@BCCI) July 9, 2018With three T20I hundreds and three double hundreds in ODIs, he has set the bar high and when asked to choose one of his favourites among the three, he looked as confused as ever.Also read – Rohit Sharma joins Virat Kohli in elite T20 Internationals listadvertisement”It is difficult because you also know how all these hundreds are. So, it is difficult to pick one of them. I’ve only got three hundreds and it is not like I’ve got a lot more and I can pick,” said Rohit.”In the past, people have asked me about my three double hundreds and pick one of them. I’ve never picked one because all three were very different and came at different times. As a cricketer, it is so tough to pick one hundred you score,” he added.However, he could have equalled Munro’s record two weeks back itself when Team India were playing in Ireland. But, he fell three runs short of a century in the first T20I in Dublin. On Sunday however, he was not letting the opportunity pass and he stayed their till the end, completed his hundred and guided India to a series victory. And, when DK asked him if the failed attempt to get a hundred two weeks back was playing at the back of his mind, he said: “Today was a different circumstance because we were chasing a score and as a batting group, we have always spoken that there has to be one set batsman batting through the innings and it was my responsibility today. The other day, it was KL Rahul, who got a beautiful hundred. So, it was my day today and make sure I finish off the game.”Also read – Rohit Sharma blasts record 3rd T20I hundred”In Ireland, it was all about making as many runs as possible because we were batting first and wanted as many runs as possible. So, I went ahead with my shot, missed it and got out. I was a little disappointed but for me and I’m sure for you as well, winning is the most important thing and getting the team to a good score is more important than getting a personal milestone,” added the Team India opener. Rohit Sharma scored his third T20I hundred on Sunday (Reuters Photo)Rohit was however a little upset that his wife Ritika was not present at the stands because she according to him has been an integral part of his life. Ritika is currently not in England with the side but Rohit feels she was definitely supporting him from wherever she is. He went onto add that she will soon join him and the team in England.”I’m sure she must have been glued to the TV somewhere, watching me play. She’ll be here in the next few days…can’t wait to have her here. But, I know she has been watching from India and I would have loved to have her here but nevertheless, you know, we still have some games to go but it was great to win the game and be on the winning side and get some runs,” said the 30-year-old.advertisementlast_img read more

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha injuries raise several questions

first_imgA day after the IPL final in an interview to India Today, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor Tom Moody regretted not having a fully fit Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the season.”He was nursing a bit of a back pain. It wasn’t serious but we had to manage that and he only played 50 per cent of our games. It was a big setback because having a player of his calibre in every single game is an asset for any side,” he said.With Bhuvneshwar now racing against time to regain fitness for the five-Test series in England, Moody’s words now ring a bell.The call to play Bhuvneshwar in the third ODI against England might have aggravated the back injury but the very recurrence of the injury shows the problem is more serious than just a niggle.Bhuvneshwar isn’t the first and he certainly wouldn’t be the last player to play in the IPL despite nursing an injury. But his absence from the Test series could make a difference.He is now coming back to India for rehab and a call on his selection for the last two Tests depends on how quickly he recovers.The other name in the injury list is first-choice wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha. A BCCI media release during the IPL claimed Saha’s recovery period would be around five to six weeks for a right thumb injury suffered on May 25′. But a source in the team had told India Today at the time that ‘there was also talk of a shoulder surgery’.advertisementA leading BCCI official in the know of developments, is livid with the injury management mechanism.”My concern is when Bhuvneshwar was selected for the third odi, one would imagine, it was presumed by the team management that he was fully fit for the test series. The BCCI has a convener in team selections but he can only deal with the facts that are presented to him. Something is clearly amiss,” he told India Today.Captain Virat Kohli in his pre-match comments, made no reference to Bhuvneshwar’s fitness concerns, calling his inclusion a tactical call.”Some (changes) tactical, some because the guys haven’t got a game so far.”With India set to miss two of their most important players in the Test series, the Kohli-Shastri pair has started off the series on the wrong foot even before the first ball has been bowled.last_img read more

MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma arrive in Australia for ODI series

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma among others have arrived in Australia on Tuesday for the three-match ODI series against Australia which begins with the first ODI on January 12 in Sydney.The second ODI will be played on January 15 in Adelaide and the third ODI being on January 18 in Melbourne.The likes of Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ambati Rayudu, Khaleel Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, who are part of the one day squad, also arrived in Australia ahead of the three-match series.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday also announced that Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for India’s one-day international series against Australia and New Zealand. Bumrah has also been rested from the 3-match T20I series against New Zealand.Mohammed Siraj has been called up for the ODIs in Australia and New Zealand in place of Bumrah, while Siddarth Kaul has been drafted into the squad for the T20 Internationals.The decision to rest Bumrah comes just a day after Team India skipper Virat Kohli emphasised on managing the workload of the pacers following India’s maiden Test series win in Australia in Sydney on Monday.”It’s important to take care of these guys especially manage workloads, that’s going to be our priority going forward. But even more so, finding three more guys who can bowl as fast as and as relentless as these guys,” had said Kohli.Kedar Jhadav had earlier shared photos with Dhoni and Rohit en route to Australia. “Off to Australia with Dhoni and Rohit,” he tweeted along with photos.advertisementOff to Australia with @msdhoni @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/lTFaeEwG2YIamKedar (@JadhavKedar) January 7, 2019Off to Australia.. @msdhoni #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/vh6OVkV2hIKhaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) January 7, 2019But how did the Indian players spend time on such a long journey? Playing games on mobile devices of course. India ODI squad – Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed SirajAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs and tour of NZ, Siraj named replacementAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma on their way to Australia for ODI serieslast_img read more

SIOUXLAND TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY THIS SUNDAY

first_imgEven though Earth Day was Monday, Siouxland will celebrated locally this Sunday with an event in South Sioux City.Spokesman Eric Griffith of the Sioux City Parks Department says the family oriented free event will take place at the Delta Hotels Conference Center with indoor exhibits and outdoor activities as well as food trucks:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/EARTH1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………at 1pm.Griffith says there will be plenty of items available to those who attend:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/EARTH2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……Ponca State Park. :14The event runs from 1p until 5pm on Sunday.last_img

One Less Illegal Gun with Liberty United

first_img Reyka Vodka May Have the Coolest Distiller on the Planet What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable 1. Bullet Bracelet 2. Gunmetal Bracelet 3. Black Gunmetal Bracelet with Gold 4. Silver and Gunmetal Ring 5. Black Gunmetal and Gold Ring 6. Pamela Love x Liberty United The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini center_img Editors’ Recommendations No matter where you stand on politics, we can pretty much all agree on one thing: gun violence is a problem in this country. There are too many illegal firearms landing in the hands of the wrong people, those who don’t know how to use them or have violent intentions. Unfortunately, it’s one sad story after the next. But instead of feeling helpless, there are ways to change the situation, and Liberty United is here to help.Peter Thum, creator of Ethos Water, founded a company called Fonderie 47 in 2009 after seeing how many children were armed with assault rifles while working in Africa. They went on to destroy more than 34,000 by turning them into jewelry. Three years later, Peter’s wife Cara Buono urged him to expand his mission to address gun violence in America. And so, Liberty United launched in spring 2013.The brand’s mission is actually quite simple: gun violence is rampant in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. They believe courage and common sense can change the world, which is 100% true when you think about it. Every piece of jewelry they make bears the number of an illegal gun or bullet removed from circulation and transformed into something beautiful. And Liberty United is made in America, creating more jobs and less violence close to home.If their mission wasn’t rad enough, they have some very talented artists on board designing lines. A collection from Pamela Love is to be released this fall. The Spike Collection from Giles & Brother by Philip Crangi, available now, was inspired by the golden spike used to join the first continental railroad in 1869.“Without the railroad, we couldn’t be this country today,” Philip Crangi said. “I think we’re really lucky to be born Americans. Politically, I think we really see each other on opposite ends, and it’s easy to define ourselves by who we’re not. But ultimately, we are all in this together. The railroad spike is a really important symbol of that idea, of unity.”Not only does Liberty United have good intentions, it looks badass. The Spikes are equal parts manly and cool, and 25% of proceeds from the collection go to fund programs that strive to reduce gun violence in the United States. Now that’s something we can all get behind.To learn more and shop, visit libertyunited.com. 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Homelast_img read more

MC in Strategic Partnership with Grup Maritim, Spain

first_imgzoom Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Kamigumi Co. (KG) have jointly acquired a 25% share in TCV Stevedoring Company S.A. (TCV), from Spanish global container terminal operator, Grup Maritim TCB, S.L. (GMTCB).Valencia Container Terminal Operated by TCVThe move allows MC to enter the container terminal business in Spain.Container transportation has seen remarkable growth over the past two decades, reflecting the growth of the global economy and increases in international trade.However, at an average annual growth rate of 9.5%, container handling volumes worldwide almost triple the 3.5% growth rate of world GDP over the same period.The volume of containers handled by the Port of Valencia (4.5 million TEU in 2012) is similar to the scale of operations handled by the Port of Tokyo, a major shipping terminal in Asia. The Port functions as a transshipment hub for neighboring countries in the Mediterranean and northwestern Europe, making it the largest container port in the Mediterranean.In addition, more than a half of Valencia’s average annual growth in container volumes (13% over the past two decades) can be accredited to cargo traffic between Valencia and ports in Asia, where countries are registering remarkable rates of growth. The Port of Valencia is therefore expected to see continued growth in the coming years.This strategic partnership with GMTCB marks MC’s first full-scale entry into the promising container terminal business. The project also responds to the Japanese government’s strategy to promote the export of infrastructure-related industries and systems.In this context, partnership with GMTCB on these kinds of projects will enable MC to further develop its infrastructure business globally, including the operation of container terminals, particularly in emerging countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. mitsubishicorp, April 8, 2014last_img read more

Mobile home dwellers left behind after 2013 Colorado floods

GREELEY, Colo. — When the flood waters in 2013 subsided, tens of thousands of evacuees along Colorado’s Front Range returned to see what happened to their homes. One of them was Amanda Anderson.“All of it was just mud,” Anderson said. “It was so dark in there because of the mud. It was like walking into a horror movie because it used to be so bright.”Her mobile home was trashed after the torrential September rains sent water crashing over the banks of the North and South St. Vrain creeks. Water rose at the confluence, flooding low-lying homes across the small mountain town north of Boulder.Some homeowners returned, but that was never an option for Anderson and her neighbours at Riverbend Mobile Home Park. Their chances of a comeback were diminished before the first drop of rain hit the ground, according to Andrew Rumbach, an associate professor of urban and regional planning who studies mobile homes and natural disasters at the University of Colorado-Denver.“You see a historical pattern in Colorado — and every other state — where low-income housing is often located on low-value land, which tends to be flood prone,” Rumbach said.Once a flood hits a mobile home park, an array of factors works against them ever reopening, he said. That includes policies that drag out rebuilding and legal squabbles between landowners and officials tasked with charting recovery. Even the idea that people who live in mobile home parks are transients is a factor, when they actually were long-time residents contributing to their communities.All of those factors played out in mobile home parks after the 2013 floods. The state’s “After Action Report,” published in 2015, tallied 1,882 structures as destroyed. But it did not provide a breakdown of the homes lost in mobile home parks, where many of the flood’s most economically vulnerable lived. That’s an important detail to know, Rumbach said.“By virtue of living in a mobile home park and not having claim to that land, your voice in the recovery in many ways was reduced,” Rumbach said, adding that many mobile home parks are communities in themselves and if parks didn’t reopen, entire neighbourhoods were lost.In just three communities — Lyons, Evans, south of Greeley, and Miliken, southeast of Loveland — the researchers tracked the destruction of 273 mobile homes, most of which were never rebuilt or replaced because parks failed to reopen.Riverbend’s owners converted it into an outdoor wedding venue with overnight lodging — tiny homes that can be wheeled away in case of another flood.Such closures and conversions made it harder for displaced mobile home park residents to actively participate in rebuilding their communities.“We saw, even if they were displaced an hour away into a different community, their ability to travel and advocate for themselves during the recovery was much lower because they have a much higher burden in terms of work and in terms of the cost of travel,” Rumbach said.He added that “communities were often able to treat mobile home park residents as something of an other, as existing outside of the community.”Anderson felt the sting of such judgment at times. She recalled one moment at a town recovery meeting not long after the flood: “Someone had made a comment and she referred to us as trailer park people and every mouth dropped, like, ‘Did you just say that?’”During it all, Anderson held out hope that somehow she would rebuild her tiny oasis with its apple tree, raspberry bushes, garden, and neighbours always ready to lend a helping hand.“It was my gypsy wagon down by the river,” Anderson said. “I was going to stay there forever.”The 1976 Skyline mobile home was also Anderson’s hedge against the Front Range’s skyrocketing housing costs that have climbed even higher since the floods struck Lyons. As a mom studying art at CU-Boulder and working at a coffee shop, she secured the place with her savings and a little bit of bargaining. Anderson’s lot fees for the mobile home park were just $430 a month in a town where rentals are hard to find and can cost three to five times what Anderson was paying.Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen said the loss of mobile home parks was a hit on the economy. “Our community is really feeling the impacts of not having a working class,” she said. “Our main street has more openings now than it did in the last recession and businesses are saying we have no workers.”Although the town’s Board of Trustees has made affordable housing its No. 1 goal, since the flood, Simonsen said achieving that goal “has been very, very challenging in our community.”In 2015, residents of Lyons voted on a measure that would have created 60 affordable housing units to offset the loss of about four dozen mobile homes. Voters were asked if they would convert five acres of a 25-acre park into a neighbourhood where those homes would be built. The measure lost narrowly as opponents campaigned for the cause of open spaces and parks.“It was devastating,” Simonsen said. “It was the low point of the recovery for me.”In late August, workers were putting the finishing touches on baseball fields where that neighbourhood would have been.One block off Main Street, the foundations of houses are tell-tale, raised as a defence against any future floods. Next to some of those houses sit vacant lots. Homes there were demolished when owners took federal buyouts that bar homes from ever being built in the flood-prone areas.Those who owned houses were eligible to receive the pre-flood market value of their losses. Mobile home park residents typically received less, the mere salvage value of their destroyed homes. Anderson said her recovery money was helpful, but paying high rents in Lyons ate up a lot of it.This summer, she finally got that forever home to call her own in Lyons. Boxes sat unopened on the floor. A few of her paintings adorn the walls. Anderson sat in her kitchen, saying how grateful she felt.“This is completely odd to me,” Anderson said.This is the first time she has lived in a new home. It’s a cozy, 1,200-square-foot condo.“I feel like I live in a mansion,” Anderson said, adding that she feels lucky because a lot of the former mobile home park residents she knew left the region to find somewhere they could afford.Her home, and five others like it, were built by the local Habitat for Humanity. They represent a small dent in the town’s need for affordable housing.Simonsen wants to make a bigger dent. She has her eyes on a parcel high above the floodline, with a great view of the mountains. It was set aside long ago for potential development. Now the town has stepped in with the goal of turning it into a neighbourhood of affordable homes, much like the one that voters killed in 2015.“This is it,” Simonsen said.This is the last big recovery project on her long list — an array of 40 single- and multi-family affordable homes. Ground is expected to break later this year. The first door should open to a family next year. Simonsen is working with developers to see that mobile home park residents displaced by the 2013 floods get first consideration, if they’re interested in coming back.Michael De Yoanna, The Associated Press read more

Porous Oklahoma defence has had season to forget

NORMAN, Okla. — Ruffin McNeill often uses the acronym FIDO when he talks to his players about dealing with mistakes. It stands for “Forget It and Drive On.”Lots of teachable moments right now for McNeill, the interim defensive co-ordinator for Oklahoma. The Sooners have allowed 449 yards per game this season — on pace for a school record — and they rank dead last in Big 12 Conference play in scoring defence and total defence.What in the name of Lee Roy Selmon and Brian Bosworth is going on?The poor defensive performance has nearly torpedoed one of the best offences in college football history. Heisman Trophy contender Kyler Murray has done it all at quarterback. And most weeks, Oklahoma’s defence has been ripped by opposing offences.The defence is trying to live up to McNeill’s mantra, despite all the reminders of its shortcomings.“I feel like at the end of the day, all the outside noise doesn’t matter,” said linebacker Kenneth Murray, no relation to the quarterback. “As a defence, that’s stuff that we don’t worry about. We just let people talk. We go out there and play for each other. We do what we do for the brother next to us.”The defence likely will have to improve in order for the fifth-ranked Sooners (11-1, No. 5 CFP) to beat No. 9 Texas (9-3, No. 14 CFP) in the Big 12 championship on Saturday in suburban Dallas. Texas gained 501 yards in the first meeting with Oklahoma in October, a 48-45 win for the Longhorns that left the Sooners embarrassed and cost defensive co-ordinator Mike Stoops his job.“I know that will be a big talk with who we’re playing and the fact that we made a change after we played these guys the first time,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. “I get that. I think we’re progressing in a lot of ways, but we’ve got to put it all together.”Oklahoma’s defence has actually been worse under McNeill. In six games under Stoops, the Sooners allowed 26.8 points and 421.2 yards per game. Under McNeill, those numbers have ballooned to 38.3 points and 476.8 yards, and Oklahoma has allowed 40 or more points in four straight games.Winning Saturday can help the Sooners drive on, of course.“End of the day, we learned our lesson and now we get a second opportunity to play those guys for a Big 12 championship,” Kenneth Murray said. “That’s really the focus right now, is trying to win a championship.”Texas is trying to ignore the chatter about Oklahoma’s defence, too. Offensive lineman Patrick Vahe said the Longhorns respect Oklahoma’s talent and believe the Sooners have potential.“I think I’ve noticed a couple of changes,” Vahe said. “Regardless of what the score says, they’re a really good group of guys playing on that side of the field. You can’t take them lightly at all. They’re playing for the same purpose as you. They’re still really good on that side.”Oklahoma was somehow able to find some good things on defence in its 59-56 win over West Virginia on Friday. The Sooners gave up a season-high 704 yards, but linebackers Caleb Kelly and Curtis Bolton scored touchdowns on fumble returns. A unit that has struggled to force turnovers made critical plays in the win that got the Sooners into the Big 12 title game.“Obviously throughout that game, we had some things that didn’t go our way, but we had a lot of things that we did well, ended up coming out with five total stops and two total defensive touchdowns,” Kenneth Murray said. “That was one of the biggest moments of the game. Just getting those scores on defence is big in a football game. Definitely exemplifies FIDO.”___AP Sports Writer Jim Vertuno in Austin, Texas, contributed to this report.___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press read more

Cabinet critics will not quit over Heathrow third runway

first_img 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. Cabinet ministers opposed to expanding Heathrow are not prepared to quit the Government over the issue, clearing the way for Theresa May to push ahead with a third runway.Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, and Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, are unlikely to resign despite the impact it would have on their constituencies, The Sunday Telegraph understands.Mrs May is prepared to push ahead with a third runway in October if she concludes that it is in the “national interest”, despite previously opposing plans to expand the airport. Whitehall sources made clear that she will not give in to resignation threats and that “she doesn’t do deals”.  British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing StreetCredit:DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS The decision on whether to build a new runway at Heathrow or Gatwick, expected in October, comes after more than 15 years of delays by both Labour and Conservative governments. Mr Johnson, the MP for Uxbridge in west London, has previously said that he is prepared to lie down “in front of bulldozers” to stop a third runway from being built, and was heavily opposed to expansion as Mayor of London.Friends of Mr Johnson, however, have suggested he would stop short of leaving the Cabinet and the role of Foreign Secretary, which is pivotal as Britain leaves the European Union. A friend said: “It’s not as if he has hidden his view about it. It’s perfectly reasonable for different members of Parliament to have different takes on regional policy, which is what this is.”Ms Greening, a former transport secretary and MP for Putney in south-west London, makes clear her opposition to Heathrow on her website. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Streetcenter_img It says that she “will continue to stand up for the thousands of residents who are concerned about aircraft noise and she’ll keep working to make sure our local community is listened to”.As transport secretary in the Coalition she had said she would find it “very difficult” not to resign if the Government decided to expand Heathrow. She has indicated, however, that she could stay on in Cabinet now that she no longer holds the transport brief.Earlier this year, Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, who has campaigned for a third runway, said Britain should push ahead with airport expansion in the South East. He told the Telegraph that after the referendum Britain was facing a “very competitive economic climate” and could not afford to “put off big decisions on infrastructure”. Mrs May will chair a Cabinet committee which will decide on the third runway plan. Whitehall sources suggested the Government is “leaning towards”Heathrow, but added that there are still significant environmental and cost issues to overcome. It has been suggested the Prime Minister could give Tory MPs a free vote on a new runway in the South East to stop ministers having to quit the Cabinet. Britain's International Development Secretary, Justine Greening Britain’s International Development Secretary, Justine GreeningCredit:PETER NICHOLLSlast_img read more

SEHA GAZPROM LEAGUE Meshkov win in Skopje – Tatran beat PPD Zagreb

6.Nexe8404214 : 21512 9.Maks Strumica8026175 : 2532 1.Meshkov Brest7502227 : 17215 ← Previous Story Skube and Šoštarič flying to Szeged! Next Story → “NEW UWE”: Raul Santos to become a new “Lion”? 4.Vardar7502230 : 19815 5.MVM Veszprem4400144 : 8612 3.Tatran Prešov6501198 : 16015 Meshkov Brestseha gazprom leagueTatran Presov 10.Borac m:tel7016172 : 2401 Four matches of SEHA GAZPROM league have been played on Wednesday. Meshkov Brest and Tatran Prešov celebrated important wins. Belarussians beat RK Vardar 28:27 (15:11) in Skopje, and that was the second defeat of most successful EHF Champions League team in regional competition this season. Rastko Stojković netted eight goals for Sergey Bebeshko team, while domestic goalkeepeer Charapenka had 11 saves.Alex Dujshebaev couldn’t save his team from losing points at home. Spaniard scored six goals, but that wasn’t enough.STATISTICSSlovakian “Lars Christiansen”, Radoslav Antl was the most important man in Tatran’s victory over PPD Zagreb 30:23 (14:9) in Prešov. Slovakian champions showed great improvement in comparation with their form in last two months, while Croatians only continue with the crisis which almost cost them losing a coach – Veselin Vujovic. STATISTICSMVM Veszprem began their three days Balkan tour in Banja Luka with secure triumph over Borac 34:20. Gašper Marguč scored eight goals, whle Roland Mikler had outstanding night with 22 saves!RK Nexe Našice beat Maks Strumica 23:17.STANDINGS: 2.PPD Zagreb6501179 : 13315 7.Spartak Vojput7214189 : 2247 8.Vojvodina8125203 : 2505 read more

Le cosmos serait plein de planètes escortées dune lune comme la Terre

first_imgLe cosmos serait plein de planètes escortées d’une lune, comme la Terre Amenés à être publiés prochainement dans la revue Icarus, les résultats d’une étude américano-suisse suggèrent que de nombreuses planètes pourraient être accompagnées d’une lune semblable à la nôtre.Ryuja Morishima, du Laboratoire de l’atmosphère et de l’espace physique à l’Université du Colorado (États-Unis) et les chercheurs de l’Université de l’Institut de Physique Théorique de Zurich (Suisse), ont entrepris l’année dernière une série de simulations pour étudier la façon dont les planètes se forment à partir de gaz et de petits morceaux de roche dits planétésimaux.À lire aussiLe grand “boom” entendu par les New-Yorkais proviendrait d’une météoriteIls en ont déduit, entre autres résultats, qu’environ 1/10 des planètes rocheuses gravitant autour d’étoiles comme le Soleil peuvent posséder un satellite naturel proportionnellement aussi important que le nôtre, la Lune, dont le diamètre représente le quart de celui de la Terre.En effet, il est généralement admis qu’un impact survenu il y a bien longtemps entre notre planète et une autre, de la taille de Mars, a formé un disque de matière en fusion qui a fini par s’agréger pour former notre Lune. Or, ces simulations ont montré que ce genre d’impact était relativement fréquent dans l’Univers.Des données qui pourraient affiner la chasse aux planètes extrasolaires : savoir que nombre d’entre elles sont susceptibles d’être escortées d’une ‘lune’ peut permettre d’anticiper d’éventuelles perturbations ou incohérences dans les mesures effectuées lors de la recherche d’exoplanètes. De plus, le rôle stabilisateur de la Lune sur l’axe de rotation de la Terre rendant cette dernière plus propice au développement de la vie, cibler des conditions analogues pourrait s’avérer pertinent dans la recherche astronomique. Le 13 juin 2011 à 12:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Watch Cosmonaut Tours Space Stations Longest Route

first_imgStay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor Warning: This video of the labyrinth International Space Station is not suitable for people with claustrophobia or motion sickness.Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev takes Earthlings on a virtual tour of the International Space Station’s longest route: from the Japanese module at one end to the cargo truck at the other.The video—part Cloverfield shaky cam, part spellbinding travelog—escorts viewers along the longest pathway on the station.“Let’s go!” Artemyev says as he kicks off through the Japanese storage module, passing NASA’s Serena Auñón-Chancellor (“The best person on the station”) and Commander Drew Feustel (“the second best,” Artemyev jokes).In the team’s living quarters, he meets American astronaut Ricky Arnold and German scientist Alex Gerst. The walk-and-talk shot continues past power lines and the cafeteria, through a narrow hole and into the Russian section.The process of assembling the ISS began in the 1990s, with the Zarya and Unity modules. Russia’s Zvezda block was added in 2000, allowing a permanent crew of up to two astronauts.As more units were added over time, the Space Station now features 16 pressurized modules: five Russian, eight U.S., two Japanese, and one European. Another Russian component (Nauka) is scheduled for launch next year. Each new puzzle piece extends the artificial satellite, creating a playground for space explorers like Artemyev to show off.Without stopping, the cosmonaut crosses a storage module and service module, where work is in progress (presumably by final crewmember Sergey Prokopyev).“And here the longest route comes to an end,” Artemyev says, stopping himself on a piece of equipment like an amateur ice skater breaking on the rink wall. “[It] ends with our cargo truck, where we have stuff packed that will be sent burning into [the] atmosphere.”Artemyev regularly shares his cosmic experiences with fans on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube (where the latest video was posted just 43 minutes ago). Last week, he showed viewers “the most important system on the International Space Station”: the toilet.Want more amazing space videos, like an astronaut photographing earth? Or maybe an interview with an astronaut who definitely saw something alien-like on a mission? But stay informed on all the latest NASA news here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Vancouver police to hand out free Slurpees

first_imgSome children in Vancouver will be treated to free Slurpees this summer courtesy of police officers.The Vancouver Police Department is participating in 7-Eleven’s Operation Chill program, which began Thursday, according to a news release. The convenience store chain provided the department with Slurpee coupons, which will be handed to children throughout the summer. Children demonstrating positive behaviors, such as wearing bicycle helmets and participating in summer youth programs, are the most likely to receive the treats, the news release said.This summer marks the fifth year the department has participated in the program.last_img

Mountain Lion suspected of injuring boy in Rancho Penasquitos killed

first_img KUSI Newsroom May 28, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers killed a mountain lion suspected of attacking a 4-year-old boy at the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve because the animal appeared to have little fear of humans, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.The boy was taken to Rady Children’s Hospital for treatment of undisclosed but non-life-threatening injuries from the attack, which was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday at the preserve in the Rancho Penasquitos area, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the CDFW.Witnesses said the boy’s father kicked the large cat — which was believed to be a mountain lion — and threw a rock to scare it away.The boy was with a group of 11 people at the time, in an area known as Carson’s Crossing in the center of the preserve. CDFW Lt. Scott Bringman said wildlife officers responded to the scene and identified mountain lion tracks, then a cougar approached the officers a short time later.“The lion appeared to have little fear of humans, which is abnormal behavior for a mountain lion,” the lieutenant said. “The wildlife officers immediately dispatched the animal to ensure public safety.”Wildlife officers collected clothing samples from the boy and sent them to the CDFW Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Sacramento, along with the mountain lion’s body, for DNA analysis, Bringman said. He said wildlife forensics specialists will test the samples to confirm whether the deceased cat was responsible for the attack.Officials temporarily closed the trail where the mountain lion attack occurred Posted: May 28, 2019 Mountain Lion suspected of injuring boy in Rancho Penasquitos killedcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Thieves steal shirt attack employee at Hialeah shoe store

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a group of thieves who stole merchandise from a shoe store in Hialeah and attacked an employee who followed them outside.Surveillance video captured two men and two women walking out of Kicks Daily near East Eighth Avenue and 49th Street, Sunday.The owner, who identified himself as Jonathan, said the thieves shoplifted a shirt. When his employee followed them outside, one of the subjects assaulted him.Jonathan said this marks the second time the perpetrators ripped off sale items from his shop.“It ended up being two kids that tried to shoplift from us before, and the last time they felt like they got away with it, so they came back this time,” he said. “This time it was the same two kids with two other women.”If you have any information on this incident, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West headed for an ugly divorce

first_imgKim KardashianInstagramIt looks like things are not going too well between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. As per a recent alleged report, the couple is reportedly living separate lives ahead of the birth of their fourth child and could be heading for an alleged divorce.Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attended the church on March 24 but as per an alleged report by RadarOnline, the couple put on a brave face. As per an unverified source, Kim and Kanye’s marriage in on “the brink of collapse.””Kim and Kanye are barely speaking,” the alleged insider contended. “Their fourth baby is coming very soon but they seem much more distant with each other lately and don’t spend that much time together at all.”Meanwhile, there have been speculations that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s work commitments have also created some sort of friction between the two. The alleged source of the outlet noted that Kim is busy with filming, her fashion line, and with her kids. On the other hand, Kanye has his own work commitments.”Dealing with Kanye and all of his issues has left her really stressed and worried about the state of her marriage,” the source claimed. “Kanye always finds these projects to focus on, and then Kim is pushed into the background. She has said that they can be in very different places in their lives.” Kim Kardashian’s risky dressGetty imagesIn addition to this, in the new trailer for Keeping Up with the Kardashians season 16, Kim Kardashian herself revealed that moving to Chicago would be her breaking point. From the last couple of months, it was speculated that Kanye wishes to move to Illinois, Chicago but his wife seems to be against this idea.As per People’s source, “Kim was never going to move to Chicago and hoped that Kanye would change his mind quickly like he usually does when he gets spontaneous ideas.”Whatever the reports say, fans of Kanye and Kim expressed their wish that these two love each other, and are not heading for any divorce.last_img read more