Anthony Mason Dies at 48

first_imgNEW YORK — Anthony Mason’s game was grit over glitz, more force than flash.That might not fit some stereotypes of New York, but it was the perfect style for the Knicks of the 1990s, and made the rugged forward a beloved bruiser by teammates and fans.Mason died Saturday morning, the Knicks said. He was 48.Former teammate Patrick Ewing said his “heart is heavy” after learning Mason died after recent heart problems.“Mase came to play every night and was always ready to go to battle with me every time we stepped on the court together,” Ewing said in a statement. “I will remember him for his strength, determination and perseverance.”Mason was a defensive force who played for six NBA teams from 1989-2003, a popular protector of superstars like Ewing and respected by opponents who knew they were in for punishment when they lined up against his muscular frame.“As a competitor, there was none fiercer than Anthony Mason. Standing on the opposite end of the playing field, coaching in those great Chicago/New York battles, No. 14 in the orange and blue always stood out,” said Knicks President Phil Jackson, who coached the Chicago Bulls during their many matchups against the ’90s Knicks.Added Michael Jordan: “Mase was one of the toughest competitors of his era.”He remained a fighter throughout his health problems, his family said in thanking fans for their prayers.“Anthony felt each and every one. He fought like a warrior to the very end,” the Mason family said in a statement provided by the Knicks.The Knicks held a moment of silence for Mason on Saturday night before their game against the Toronto Raptors. Many former Knicks posted their thoughts about Mason on Twitter throughout what the Madison Square Garden public address announcer called a sad day for the franchise.The Knicks have been unable to duplicate their success of the ’90s and coach Derek Fisher said Mason’s determination could serve as a guide.“He embodied a lot of what we’re continuing to try to do here,” Fisher said.Part power forward, part point forward, the 6-foot-7 Mason won the 1995 Sixth Man Award with the Knicks, later made an All-Star team, and twice led the league in minutes played. But it was the toughness he provided alongside Charles Oakley while surrounding franchise center Ewing that made him a fan favorite in New York.“MY MAN MY MAN A. MASON R.I.P, WE GONNA MISS U BROTHER,” Oakley wrote on Twitter.Mason’s career averages — 10.9 points, 8.3 rebounds — don’t tell the full story of his game. A solid, muscular presence down low, Mason was there to play defense, and on coach Pat Riley’s bruising teams, he could shine.Mason played for New York from 1991-1996, and then for the Hornets until 2000. He made his only All-Star team in 2001 as a member of the Miami Heat, after reuniting with Riley.“Anthony Mason exemplified perseverance for all players fighting for their chance in the NBA,” Commissioner Adam Silver said. “NBA fans and players around the league admired his tenacity on defense and playmaking on offense.”He wasn’t all grit, though. Despite his plodding look, Mason was a nimble athlete and deft ballhandler who often showed up for games with words or designs styled into his hair.Mason was drafted in the third round out of Tennessee State in 1988 by Portland, but he never played for the Trail Blazers. After a brief stint overseas, he played sparingly in 21 games for the New Jersey Nets and Denver Nuggets before he finally caught on with Riley’s defense-first Knicks in 1991. He was a force for them as they made a run to the 1994 NBA Finals, and clashed with other powerful Eastern Conference teams, including Jordan’s Bulls.He was dealt to Charlotte in a July 1996 trade that brought Larry Johnson to New York. With the Hornets, Mason played three strong seasons in four years, missing 1998-99 due to injury, before Riley brought him to Miami, where he was coaching a Heat team that played with the same style as those Knicks teams with which Mason flourished.“News like this is not only sad, but it’s tragic,” Riley said. “Anthony Mason was a very young man with a great family and friends. To lose him so quickly during his journey, especially to those of us that knew him, hurts.”At Tennessee State, Mason was dominant, and was the school’s first All-Ohio Valley Conference selection. In the 1987-88 season, he took a school-record 247 free throws.Anthony Mason was born Dec. 14, 1966, in Miami. He went to high school in the New York City borough of Queens, where son Anthony Jr. would later play for St. John’s before going on to a pro career in the minor leagues and overseas. Another son, Antoine, is at Auburn this season after transferring from Niagara, where he graduated after finishing second nationally with 25.6 points per game last season.Funeral arrangements weren’t yet available.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Protesters to hold news conference in wake of eviction notice

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – Protesters at an anti-pipeline camp in Burnaby, B.C., are set to hold a news conference to relay their side of the story this morning, instead of complying with an eviction notice handed down by the city.The City of Burnaby issued a 72-hour notice to those occupying “Camp Cloud” on Wednesday, but protesters have said that three days was not enough time to comply with concerns raised over safety.The protesters say the city’s notice was issued without adequate consideration of a recent court decision or consultation with camp residents.The B.C. Supreme Court ruled in March that both the camp and a nearby watch house could remain in place in response to a court injunction filed by Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd., the company behind the Trans Mountain expansion project.Demonstrators are angry over the expansion of the pipeline between Alberta and B.C. that would triple its capacity to carry bitumen destined for export.In May, the federal government announced it would buy the pipeline in an effort to see the expansion completed.But city manager Lambert Chu says the eviction notice was issued because of concerns about safety and how the footprint of the site has grown to include a two-storey house and showers.last_img read more

IPL late games hectic, must be smart before World Cup: Kuldeep

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders’ spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who will be one of India’s major weapons in the 2019 World Cup, has accepted that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is taking a toll on the body, especially the late finishes. The chinaman bowler stressed that it is important to train smartly keeping in mind the quadrennial tournament that starts on May 30. Almost all 8PM games are ending post midnight in this edition of the IPL. It is so taxing that Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni on Wednesday posted a photo on social media where he is sleeping on the floor of an airport in order to catch some sleep before they left for Rajasthan for their next game. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”It becomes very hectic (when matches gets over so late). You need to recover very well as in this competition, you need to play two matches in three days also at times. Then there is travel also. So it does take a toll on the body,” Kuldeep told IANS. “You need to maintain yourself, eat well and sleep well. With the World Cup just after the IPL, training is very important and how you are going about it. It’s a bit hectic but the players are smart and know how to manage (workload),” the chinaman bowler said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterKuldeep will be key to India’s hopes of winning a third World Cup as the 24-year old has done exceedingly well in the 50-over format recently picking up 87 wickets in 44 matches so far. Kuldeep also spoke on India skipper Virat Kohli who has been drawing flak as captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore after his team failed to win their opening six matches. “His records speak for himself. He is doing well individually, but the team is not winning. “They are lacking team combination somewhere. This is a team game and if the team does well you will win,” Kuldeep said. Asked whether RCB’s demoralising displays will affect him during India’s World Cup campaign, Kuldeep said Kohli plays at a different level altogether donning the India blue and the IPL showing is no cause of worry at all. “Virat bhaiya is doing so well with the bat and is in good touch. This augurs well for us ahead of the World Cup. “I don’t think he will be affected by IPL performance. He is too big a player for that. He is one of the best in the world. His passion is at another level when he plays for India. His hunger is extreme.”last_img read more

Moroccan Ambassador to UK Honors Paralympic Team for Major Victories

Rabat – Abdesselam Aboudrar, Moroccan ambassador to the United Kingdom, welcomed the Moroccan Paralympic team to his residence in London on Sunday, following their success at Para Athletics 2017.Aboudrar held a reception to honor the 14 Moroccan athletes, who obtained five gold medals, one silver medal, one bronze medal, and two world records at the international championship held July 14 to 23.Reception by the Ambassador Mr Aboudrar, at the Residence, honouring the Moroccan National Paralympic Team @ParaAthletics pic.twitter.com/bX4VArsaS6— Morocco in UK (@MOROCCOinUK) July 23, 2017The ambassador praised the athletes for “their performance and honorable results,” and the embassy’s Twitter page shared several photos of their meeting at the residence. Mahdi Afri won gold in both 200m (T12) and 400m (T12), while Mohamed Amguoun won gold in 400m (T13) where he broke the world record, and achieved bronze in 800m (T13). Youssef Beni brahim broke the world record and won gold in 5000m (T13), and Sanaa Benhama won gold in 1500m (T13) and bronze in 400m (T13)Morocco ranked 11th out of the estimated 100 countries that took part. read more

Extraordinary Bitcoin shoots past 11000 as memories of popped bubble fade

Bitcoin traded above US$11,000 for the first time in 15 months, recouping more than half of the parabolic increase that captured the attention of mainstream investors before the cryptocurrency bubble burst last year.“The bounce-back of Bitcoin has been fairly extraordinary,” said George McDonaugh, chief executive and co-founder of London-based blockchain and cryptocurrency investment firm KR1 Plc. “Money didn’t leave the asset behind, it just sat on the sidelines waiting to get back in.”Bitcoin surged as high as US$11,251.21 on Monday, a 13% gain from late Friday that put it at the highest levels since March 2018. It was at US$10,919 as of 11:01 a.m. in New York. Facebook’s Libra, for all of its promise, faces an uphill battle Hottest crypto is up 360 per cent this year, and its name isn’t Bitcoin Cryptocurrency pioneer pays $4.57 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett who once said Bitcoin was ‘probably rat poison squared’ The largest cryptocurrency had a furious run higher in late 2017 that culminated with a top above US$19,500, before an almost-as-relentless move downward over much of 2018. It languished around the US$3,300 to US$4,100 range for several months.Bitcoin’s ride back accelerated in April, puzzling onlookers trying to pinpoint a reason for the surge. A study by Indexica, an alternative data provider, showed three main drivers: a more complex conversation surrounding Bitcoin, fewer concerns about fraud and a shift in the tense of how Bitcoin is talked about from the past to the future.“The market has matured greatly since the last time Bitcoin crossed $10,000,” said Matt Greenspan, a senior market analyst at eToro. “This run is far more justified given the current level of adoption.”In contrast with last year, there are now signs of renewed mainstream interest in cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology, most prominently Facebook Inc.’s Libra. The social-media giant is working with a broad group of partners from Visa Inc. to Uber Technologies Inc. to develop the system, which has already attracted attention and criticism from politicians raising privacy and security concerns.The advent of Libra “is validating the crypto space and sending all the major digital coins higher,” said Edward Moya, chief market strategist at Oanda Corp. in New York. “Bitcoin volatility is likely to persist, with US$12,000 and US$15,000 as the next two critical resistance levels.”Technical gauges followed by some traders suggest the rally may not be over soon. Bitcoin’s directional movement index is currently in the longest positive divergence since the 2017 euphoric rise. The DMI shows the direction of a price trend by charting the divergence between positive and negative levels. The index is currently in a strong positive divergence as seen by the divergence between the +DMI and -DMI indicators and the average directional index is above the pivotal 25 mark, which signals a strong trend and is tailing upwards towards 50 which indicates a very strong trend.Still, the speed of the rally has some observers warning caution is once again warranted. To Whitney Tilson, founder of Empire Financial Research and a former hedge-fund manager, Bitcoin is “exhibit A” in the lexicon of “scams that enrich insiders at the expense of average folks.”“Don’t get fooled by the dead-cat bounce this year,” Tilson said in comments last week. “Mark my words: A year from now, it will be a lot lower. This is a techno-libertarian pump-and-dump scheme that will end in ruin.”Bloomberg.com read more

Ohio States Jalin Marshall not satisfied after 4 touchdown performance

Redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall (17) returns a punt for a touchdown during a game against Indiana on Nov. 22 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-27.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorIn football, mistakes happen.And in the age of social media, players hear about their mistakes until they redeem themselves. After Ohio State’s win against Minnesota on Nov. 15, there were those who wanted to share their thoughts with Jalin Marshall, and those thoughts certainly weren’t all encouraging.“Somebody probably told me to kill myself, that’s probably a big one for somebody to take in,” the redshirt-freshman H-back said Saturday. “But, you know, at the end of the day you’ve got to let that go and move on to next week.”Marshall, who lost two fumbles in the 31-24 win against the Golden Gophers, moved on by scoring four touchdowns just a week later. The former high school quarterback caught three touchdown passes and returned a punt 54 yards for a score during the Buckeyes’ 42-27 win against Indiana on Saturday.After the game, Marshall said he felt redeemed, but stressed the success of the team was more important than his individual statistics.“I’m just satisfied with the team win,” he said. “I feel like that was very important for us to get the win tonight.”Marshall added that — while the game itself was satisfying — the Buckeyes still have work to do moving forward.“I’m not satisfied with the season yet,” he said. “But it does feel good, kind of have that barrier off my back. All the negative things I’ve got toward me.”Before Marshall got going on an individual level, the Buckeyes were struggling as a team. OSU had just a 14-13 lead at halftime and fell behind, 20-14, after the break.By the time the Hoosiers took possession with 3:25 to play in the third quarter, Marshall spent limited time with the ball in his hands. But the Indiana drive stalled, and Marshall trotted out to around midfield as the Hoosiers set up to punt from their own four-yard line.Marshall fielded the kick at the OSU 46-yard line, turned up field, made the punter miss and suddenly shifted the game back in favor of the Buckeyes.“Once I got the ball, I just put my foot in the ground and seen the end zone and got there,” Marshall said of his 54-yard score.Especially after Marshall’s turnovers helped Minnesota stay in the game a week earlier, sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott said he was glad to see Marshall have the day he did, and added the punt return touchdown changed the dynamic of the contest.“I think it’s really good,” Elliott said of Marshall’s performance. “(He’s) been having a great year and then he stepped up big time for us when we needed a spark with that punt return that kind of carried us home.”After going from near-villain to the savior of the Buckeyes, Marshall credited the support he received from the people around him for his ability to turn it around on the field.“It was kind of tough at first, but I had a lot of support from my teammates, my coaching staff and my family,” he said. “I felt like they supported me the whole week and kept my head up, and I felt like I proved myself today.”Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman — who received negative feedback from fans after missing a key block in the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game — said he spoke with Marshall about how to bounce back.“I’ve experienced it first hand, and having that experience I talked to him and we got him on the right foot going and he obviously came out and showed it today,” Heuerman said after the game.“I just told him to relax,” Heuerman added. “He’s an outstanding football player and we’ve seen it this year in practice every day.”Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett — who threw two interceptions in the first half against Indiana — stressed that mistakes are bound to happen, and the team rallied around Marshall to help him put the Minnesota game behind him.“I mean, unfortunate things happen through the course of a game,” Barrett said. “And last week, it just happened often for (Marshall). But as a offense and as a team, we picked him up and told him, ‘You’re gonna be all right.’ And sure enough, he comes out and plays well.”As for the individuals who provided negative feedback a week earlier, Marshall said he expected them to stay quiet this time around.“I felt like I kind of silenced the doubters, the doubts they had in me,” he said. “It felt satisfying that people could see how I could really go out there and play.”Marshall’s next chance to prove those doubters wrong is set to come on Saturday against Michigan at Ohio Stadium.While his focus has likely turned to that noon kickoff for The Game, Marshall had something else to focus on after helping take down the Hoosiers: “My phone is in my pocket and it’s making me sweat how much they’re tweeting.” read more

North American Gem signs MOU to acquire Appalachia Coal Corp

first_imgThe Company has paid $100,000 upon the execution of this MOU to ACC In addition the Company will pay $200,000 to the founder upon closing of this agreement. North American Gem has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Appalachia Coal Corp, a private company with advanced stage coal interests in West Virginia, USA. ACC currently controls approximately 20,000 acres of coal leases in West Virginia that are in various stages of permitting. Several different coal seams run on ACC’s properties including the well known Kittanning seam currently being mined at Cleveland-Cliff’s White Tail mine 10 km from ACC’s project.  Initial strip mining is anticipated to commence late Q4 2008 – Early Q1 2009.  The project is anticipated to host in excess of 100 Mt of coal (this resource is not 43-101 compliant).  NAG intends to commence an aggressive drill program shortly after closing.Under the terms of the MOU, NAG intends to purchase 100% of the outstanding shares in ACC pursuant to a share exchange and other consideration. The closing will occur on or before September 30 2008 and is subject to obtaining all necessary consents, approvals and other authorisations of any regulatory authorities, shareholders or third parties. The management of NAG feels that ACC is an attractive acquisition target on many fronts but in particular for its extensive coal reserves and the ability to potentially generate positive cash flow in the near future.Speaking from the 47th Canadian Conference on Coal in Calgary Charles Desjardins, President of NAG said, “The potential acquisition of ACC is one of many excellent coal industry opportunities that have been brought to the company since its recent involvement in coal exploration. The company is committed to looking at opportunities that will enhance shareholder value.”Terms of the agreement are as follows: Upon closing of this agreement the company will issue 8,000,000 units, consisting of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant exercisable at an exercise price of $0.20 per share for a period of two (2) years from closing, to ACC.center_img A finders will be payable on this transaction in accordance with TSX Venture Exchange policy. Terms of the agreement are subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.North American Gem is a junior exploration company based in Western Canada. Its primary goal is to explore for uranium, molybdenum, gold, copper and other base metals in Canada. It is actively pursuing several opportunities, including the Louise Lake copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project located in British Columbia. The company is also pursuing its uranium projects, consisting of the Whiskey Gap, Del Bonita, Western Basin, and Bonny Fault projects, all located in Alberta. In addition the Company is also pursuing its Mosquito Gulch uranium property located in the North West Territories and the Ranger Lake uranium property located in Ontario.last_img read more

SPOILERS WWE Smackdown taping results from Grand Rapids to air 71416 on

first_img Twitter 2 COMMENTS Google+ Brian Stewart Comments are closed. WWE NXT Results – 9/11/19 (Last episode before the USA Network move, Ripley vs. Baszler) SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Aaron David Harwoodcenter_img The following was taped on Tuesday night in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Dark match:* Neville def. Bo Dallas.WWE Smackdown taping results for July 14, 2016:* Sasha Banks def. Dana Brooke.* Dolph Ziggler def. WWE United States Champion Rusev w/ Lana in a non-title match. After the match, Rusev loses it and attacks the announce table.* AJ Styles and Karl Anderson w/ Luke Gallows def. Enzo Amore and Big Cass.* Kalisto def. Tyler Breeze.* WWE Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens ended in a no contest when Seth Rollins interferes (Rollins joined commentary at ringside). Sami Zayn runs out and he clears house with Ambrose. They immediately book a tag team match.* Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens def. WWE Champion Dean Ambrose and Sami Zayn.Source: PWInsider.com and those poor idiots who used to send in fake spoilers… what are you going to do with your lives now????? Maybe get one? July 13, 2016 at 3:47 am WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 The very last Smackdown spoilers ever! Thanks to everyone who’s been doing it all these years. Pinterest July 13, 2016 at 9:21 am Facebooklast_img read more

Governor denies Sun Newspaper article Sun defends its report

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp AG’s Office warns against false Registrar of Lands accusations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 May 2015 – The Governor, yesterday put the Sun Newspaper on blast for an article where the publication exposes an apparent rift in the Attorney General’s Office; a rift reportedly so huge that it has forced the Deputy AG to leave her post early. Well the Governor denies that the article is true with strong words which seemed to scorch Sun Editor in Chief Hayden Boyce, who retaliated with a firm statement that the Governor is off base because his report is true. The Governor is incensed by the comments about the country’s first indigenous Attorney General, Rhonda Lee Knowles, calling some of the article “scurrilous, nasty and unfounded…” But Boyce rejects this with: I stand by, and will stoutly defend if necessary, every single word and line in the recent article about the Deputy Attorney General Mrs. Adrien-Roberts leaving her post because, among other things, she could not get along with Attorney General Hon. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles.” The Governor contends that is not right, with words he says comes from not only him but the outgoing Deputy AG. “Ms. Adrien Roberts, and I, categorically refute the grossly unkind suggestion in The Sun’s report that she and the AG could not work together. That allegation and the other malicious slurs about the AG, bear no resemblance to the truth.” But this account that Ms. Roberts was offered an enviable job elsewhere and was given the lease to leave drew a warning from Hayden Boyce, “…he should therefore be extremely careful about making such caustic remarks about the media, which he surely must know would be in possession of certain hard facts and evidence to substantiate any published reports.” Related Items:attorney general, governor, hayden boyce, rhondalee knowles, sun newspaper Recommended for you Attorney General announces 14 Law Reforms for 2016 Law enacted gives Governor and Planning Board more cloutlast_img read more

Over 80 Florida museums offering free admission this weekend

first_img(WSVN) – Floridians can gain free entry on Saturday to dozens of museums across the Sunshine State thanks to “Museum Day Live!”Smithsonian Magazine says “Museum Day Live” is an annual celebration of “boundless curiosity.”In Florida, 87 participating museums and cultural institutions will provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Admission will be waived at participating museums for people who download a free ticket. One ticket will provide admission for two people.To view a full list of participating museums, click here. To download a ticket, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

June Employment Sees Slight Increase From Last Year

first_imgAlaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 6.4 percent while the comparable national rate increased to 3.7 percent. The major industries that saw growth were; construction added the largest number of jobs over the year by 700, followed by oil and gas at 500. Manufacturing, which is mostly seafood processing, was also up 400 jobs. Fishing drove the state’s lowest rates and largest monthly declines, with rates in the Aleutians East Borough, Aleutians West Census Area and Bristol Bay Borough all dropping more than a percentage point to less than 4 percent. According to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, growth was widespread in the private sector. However, a few industries continued to lose employment. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s employment was up an estimated 0.5 percent in June, or 1,700 jobs, from June 2018, according to a release from the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.last_img read more

INTERVIEW Jeff King describes snowmachine attack

first_imgJeff King was the first musher to the Yukon, wins a five course meal, and starts his 24 hour rest. (Photo by Zachariah Hughes / KSKA.)In the early hours of Saturday morning, Jeff King’s dog team was attacked by a reckless snowmachiner.  One of his dogs was killed, two are seriously injured. KNOM’s Emily Schwing caught up with King in the Nulato checkpoint to find out what happened.Download AudioOn the incident on the trail:“Last night, about 12 miles before I arrived to Nulato, one of the many snowmachines that were on the river struck my team at high speed. It did not hit my sled or me – and I am fine, I was not hurt in any way – but several of my dogs were hit. One was killed; one’s leg was broken, appears broken; and one is in serious condition with shock and impact.I gave first aid to the dogs the best I could, loaded them in my sled and continued onto Nulato where I reported the incident. And at the point of impact, the snowmachine’s cowling had flown off, the driver did not stop, and he was a distant light in an instant. He went by at 80 or 90 miles per hour, hit me, never slowed down. His snowmachine cowling flew off and he was gone.”On the aftermath:[Did he say anything?] At 80 miles an hour? No. Emily, I’ve told you everything that happened. I gave the dogs first aid, the guy was gone. He never…he arrived at my sled at 80 and he never slowed down and departed at 80. It felt…I have two different lights on my sled, everything has reflectors on it…it really felt like reckless bravado and playing chicken.Quite frankly, I’ve had it happen over the 40 years I’ve run dogs, once in a while somebody thinks it’s funny to scare you by going close to your dogs and your team. Whether or not that’s what has happened, I don’t know, but the incident has been reported to the troopers as a hit and run. And I will be continuing on the race. The dogs have received expert medical care are are on their way back to Anchorage, the ones who were hurt. The other 11 and I got a little nap and will be headed back on the trail this morning.”On his decision to move on: “I’ve agreed to talk to you [Emily Scwhing] because it’s news, it did happen, It’s very sad, but I have a hunch I’ll have to talk about it less on the trail than if i go anywhere else. There’s no more good that will come from it at this point to either me or my team. I have a lot of family and friends and my girlfriend who will meet me in Nome. I’m not going to let this schmuck take any more the fun away.”What he’s feeling:“I have a sense of loss and anger but also of gratitude that more of my dogs were not hurt or killed or that I was not hurt or killed, because the guy – the snow machine was truly within inches of me at 80 miles per hour.”I thought back to other people who have had impacts with snow machines over the years. I couldn’t help but think of Martin Busers’ son being tragically in an accident out of the blue. I couldn’t help but think of a friend’s Facebook post: ‘Appreciate every minute because it can change in a second. And it really can, even on the Iditarod trail.’On whether he’ll be racing:“I won’t dawdle, but that’s not my nature. If I am racing at all it will be to get away from the press.”last_img read more

Latif Siddique quits election race

first_imgLatif Siddique. File photoTangail-4 independent candidate Abdul Latif Siddique on Sunday stepped aside from the election race protesting attacks on his election campaigns by his rivals, reports UNB.A former Awami League minister, Latif Siddique went to the Election Commission in the city and informed it about his decision.Earlier in the morning, he made an announcement in this regard at his residence in the capital, according to his family sources.Before leaving the EC office, he distributed the copies of his statement among journalists to inform them about his decision.In his statement, Latif Siddique said, “Protesting the attacks by rivals, and instigated by the supporters of the local Member of the Parliament and police, I have decided to quit the election race.”Latif Siddique was admitted to Tangail General Hospital after he fell sick on Wednesday while continuing fast unto death programme protesting an attack on his motorcade during electioneering.Demanding withdrawal of the officer-in-charge of Kalihati police station and immediate arrest of those attacked his motorcade, the expelled AL leader who is contesting the election as an independent candidate from Tangail-4 (Kalihati) constituency, had gone on hunger strike on 16 December and fell sick on 18 December.Latif Siddique came under attack allegedly by the supporters of a local union parishad chairman backed by an MP at Soratail in Kalihati upazila that left 20 people injured.last_img read more

Firefighter Response Time After Prop B And Juvenile Judge Releases Defendants The

first_img Share A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good the Bad and the Ugly of it all.This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:Mayor Turner warning that 911 could be less responsive because voters passed proposition BA juvenile court judge losing his re-election bid and releasing from detention nearly every defendant that goes before himOur panel of non-experts this week includes:Mary Flood, blogger and consultant for Androvett Legal Media and MarketingMarco Roberts, president of the Log Cabin Republicans of HoustonLisa Falkenberg, editor of opinion for the Houston Chronicle Listen 00:00 /17:21 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Matthew McConaughey Plus Spring Breakers Equals Film of the Century

first_img At this point it’s hard to remember a time when Matthew McConaughey wasn’t a good actor. The McConaissance is now so strong and enduring that travesties like Failure to Launch and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past seem more like bad dreams than things that actually happened. Where do you go after Oscar and Emmy award-nominated turns in Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective? You star in the new Harmony Korine film of course. McConaughey is set to star in Korine’s The Beach Bum, and it already sounds like the movie of the century.In The Beach Bum McConaughey stars as a funny, larger-than-life stoner named Moondog. That doesn’t sound like too much of a stretch for the dude from Dazed and Confused. We don’t know any other details besides producers and other behind-the-scenes talent. We don’t even know when the film is coming out. So why are we so excited? Well like we said earlier McConaughey is a great actor now. But more importantly, famous maniac Harmony Korine is directing this movie.If you’re unfamiliar with Harmony Korine’s work that’s understandable. For years his excellent but utterly unwatchable movies have been lurid exercises in bad taste only fit for students of exploitation film. Go try and watch Gummo or Trash Humpers and tell me I’m wrong. He wrote Kids for crying out loud.But in 2013 an interesting shift happened. Korine took all of his fascination with gutter societies and young people and the shiny, loud emptiness of modern life and actually turned it into a film a person could sit through. Spring Breakers is real movie with real stars and everything, but it’s also undoubtedly a Harmony Korine joint.I love Spring Breakers. I love its subtle but sharp Gucci Mane racial politics, its accurate depiction of uncomfortable but alluring substance-fueled college party chaos, its violent subversion of its cast of Disney ingénues like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens (and Korine’s wife), its unbelievable use of neon music video colors and Britney Spears songs and Skrillex remixes, and how it gives James Franco the role of a lifetime as delusional white Florida rapper Alien (aka Riff-Raff). If Moondog is even half as good as Alien cinema will never be the same.Spring Breakers is the wonderful, terrifying, uplifting, upsetting, beautiful, deeply ugly, profound, and hilarious movie that summarizes a generation’s culture by simultaneously chastising and getting off to it. It proves that moving a tiny bit toward the mainstream can actually improve the work of an underground filmmaker by forcing them to open up their themes to a larger, more impressionable new audience.So of course I’m excited for The Beach Bum, Korine’s first film since Spring Breakers, unless one of his other gestating projects takes shape before then. Matthew McConaughey is just a bonus. Tenn. Police Warn of ‘Meth-Gators,’ Urge Users Not to Flush DrugsChild Finds $40,000 Worth of Meth Inside Lego Box Stay on targetlast_img read more

Enforcement Director arrests Choksis Hong Kong business aide

first_imgKolkata: The Enforcement Directorate has arrested a Hong Kong-based businessman, identified as Deepak Kulkarni, in connection with Rs 13,000 crore fraud case with Punjab National Bank (PNB).Kulkarni was detained by the immigration department at Kolkata Airport on Monday night. Later, he was handed over to the ED officials. Sources informed that while probing the PNB fraud case, ED sleuths came to know that Kulkarni used to manage Choksi’s business in Hong Kong. As he did not come to India since the case was started, the ED had issued a look-out notice. His passport had also been blocked. On Monday night, when Kulkarni arrived at Kolkata Airport, immigration officials saw his blocked passport number and detained him. Senior officials of the department were informed. Later the ED officials were told about Kulkarni’s detention. On Monday night, a team from the ED went to Kolkata Airport and Kulkarni was handed over to them by the immigration department there. He was brought to the ED office at CGO Complex in Salt Lake. After arresting Kulkarni, ED officials from Kolkata informed the headquarter in Delhi and the investigating office in Mumbai. A team from Mumbai will come to Kolkata and take charge of his custody soon. On Tuesday, Kulkarni was produced before a city court and ED officials appealed for a transit remand to take him to Mumbai. He will be produced there in a court and will be taken into ED custody. Sources informed that the CBI might also take Kulkarni in their custody after ED’s custody gets over. According to sources, Kulkarni was the director of one of Choksi’s companies. His name was mentioned in the FIR as an accused as well. Earlier, an arrest warrant was issued by a court in connection with the PNB fraud case.last_img read more

Bosch opens business outsourcing company in Costa Rica

first_imgGerman outsourcing services supplier Bosch Service Solutions on Wednesday opened its first business service center in Costa Rica.The center will provide business support for the company’s operations in North America in the area of finance for general accounting and financial reporting, as well as accounts payables and receivable management, travel and expense management, general ledger and fixed assets accounting, and technical support for its external customers.The business center currently employs 100 workers but Bosch expects to add up to 200 more jobs by the end of 2016, the company stated in a news release.Robert Mulatz, senior VP of Bosch Service Solutions, said at an opening ceremony that the first branch in Costa Rica will expand the company’s international reach to four locations across the Americas, “a strategic growth market in which we want to establish ourselves among the leading international suppliers of business process solutions.”The new service center is located in Heredia province, at the America Free Zone and initially will offer services for Spanish- and English-speaking employees and customers.Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said he is pleased with Bosch’s decision to establish operations here.“Bosch’s decision is a recognition of the investment opportunities companies can find in our country and it will translate not only into quality jobs but also into benefits for both parties,” Solís said.According to the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Office (CINDE), Bosch is now part of some 120 companies in the area of corporate services. It also is the fourth German company in this sector operating here.CINDE data show that free zone exports related to information technology in 2014 accounted for $2.2 billion, representing 65 percent of total service exports.Those interested in applying for a job can find information at Bosch’s website or by emailing: talentacquisitioncr@bosch.com Facebook Comments Related posts:800 new jobs coming to Costa Rica Accenture announces 300 new jobs in Costa Rica Bacardí opens regional service center in Costa Rica Tech company Ingram Micro to hire 120 employees in Costa Ricalast_img read more

British people living in Egypt are helping to deve

first_imgBritish people living in Egypt are helping to develop new flight routes to the north African country, the Globespan Group has said.Globespan chief executive Rick Green said that demand from Brits for flights to Egypt were coming from two areas – prospective homeowners and the general leisure market, which is split between those seeking beach holidays and those wanting a more cultural experience.”More Brits are buying property in Egypt which, as a low-cost provider, helps us develop our route network planning,” he commented.Mr Green added that cheap flights carrier flyglobespan has been “developing Egypt as a tourist destination [for] the last two or three years”.The airline will launch new Saturday flights to Sharm El Sheikh from Glasgow as part of its new winter sun programme.Flyglobespan also offers flights to Hurghada from the Scottish airport as it realises the potential of the Egyptian holiday market.Recent research from M&S Money revealed that sales of the Egyptian pound have increased by 20 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 compared with the same period in 2008.Read Skyscanner’s article about holidays in Hurghada ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedFlyglobespan launches second Egypt routeScottish budget airline Flyglobespan has started selling tickets for its new winter routes.Flyglobespan announces new Glasgow-Hurghada flightsFlyglobespan has announced a new route between Glasgow and the Egyptian resort town of Hurghada,Increase in flights makes Egypt and Turkey more accessibleBrits are booking flights to Egypt and Turkey after realising that destinations in the countries are less than five hours awaylast_img read more

Bill Cosbys Kennedy Center Honors and Twain Prize

first_imgBill Cosby’s Kennedy Center Honors and Twain Prize rescinded by The Associated Press Posted May 7, 2018 2:29 pm PDT Last Updated May 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this April 26, 2018 file photo, actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs the courthouse after he was found guilty in his sexual assault retrial, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. University of Cincinnati trustees will discuss revoking Cosby’s honorary degree at a special meeting planned Tuesday, May 8. Yale, Temple and Carnegie Mellon universities are among those that have revoked honors for Cosby since the comedian’s sexual assault conviction last month. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) center_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Kennedy Center has voted to rescind two of its biggest honours it awarded Bill Cosby — the Kennedy Center Honors and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.In a statement, the centre says the comedian’s recent criminal conviction has “overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize.”Jurors in Pennsylvania late last month convicted Cosby of sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004. He awaits sentencing.Cosby won the Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and the Twain prize in 2009.The comedian has lost several honours since his conviction. The organization that bestows the Academy Awards expelled Cosby last week, and the television academy has said it is reviewing his inclusion in its hall of fame.last_img read more

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