Green, Warriors Beat Blazers for 3-0 Lead in West Finals

first_imgBy ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer.PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With Kevin Durant out, Draymond Green has taken it upon himself to boost Golden State.And boy, has he.Green had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists, and the Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 on Saturday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.Green had his seventh career postseason triple-double and Stephen Curry scored 36 points for Golden State, which moved a win away from a fifth straight trip to the NBA finals with Game 4 set for Monday.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it was one of the best games he’s seen Green play.“I don’t even know what to say about Draymond,” Kerr said. “He was a wrecking ball, destroying everything in his path.”Durant, the two-time NBA Finals MVP who was averaging more than 34 points during the playoffs, remains out with a sore right calf and his return is uncertain.“When Kevin is not on the floor, I know I have to be more aggressive. So whether that’s attacking the basket, putting more pressure on the defense, I understand that,” said Green, who has had a triple double in each of the rounds during the playoffs — all on the road.CJ McCollum had 23 points for the Trail Blazers, who led by 18 during the second quarter. Damian Lillard added 19 points, but Portland was hurt at the line, making just 20 of 33 attempts.Golden State’s Andre Iguodala left in the third quarter with a sore lower leg. Kerr said he will have an MRI on Sunday. Iguodala played 17 minutes and had nine points.After trailing 66-53 at the half, the Warriors mounted a third-quarter comeback to lead 82-79 going into the fourth. Jonas Jerebko’s jumper pushed the lead to 90-82 with 7:26 left.Curry’s 3-pointer made it 98-87 with just under five minutes to go, and Portland struggled to catch up — similar to their fourth-quarter fade in Game 2.Game 3 was the first conference finals game in Portland since 2000. The Blazers lost that series to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in seven games.No team has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win in the playoffs. Only three series have gone to a seventh game after one team opened with a 3-0 lead.“We’re going to give it our best effort on Monday. That’s all that matters,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “We’re going to give it our best effort and whatever happen, happens.”On Thursday, the Blazers were up 15 at halftime and led by eight with 4½ minutes left before the Warriors rallied — boosted by Kevon Looney’s dunk with less than a minute left, and a game-sealing steal from Iguodala — for a 114-111 Game 2 victory.Both teams switched up their lineups for Game 3, with Portland’s Meyers Leonard making his first start of the playoffs at center. Enes Kanter, despite sustaining a separated shoulder in the first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, started in all the previous games. Leonard provided a spark and finished with a career playoff-high 16 points.Kerr started Damian Jones, who hadn’t started since December and had made just two previous appearances in the playoffs. Jones, who played in just 24 games in the regular season because of a torn pectoral muscle, collected three fouls in the game’s opening three minutes and headed to the bench.Portland was boosted by the home crowd at the start, going up by 10 points in the first quarter. Seth Curry’s jumper made it 60-42 with 2:28 left until halftime.The Warriors roared back, closing within 76-75 on Alfonzo McKinnie’s basket and pulling ahead on Looney’s layup to cap a 10-0 run. Golden State outscored the Blazers 22-6 to close out the third quarter.TIP-INSWarriors: Jones was making his first career postseason start. … The Warriors have used six different starting lineups in the 2019 playoffs. Jerebko was handed a flagrant I for a foul on Zach Collins in the second quarter. … The Warriors have won at least one road game in 22 straight playoff series, extending their own record.Trail Blazers: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was among the fans at the game. Also there was Sabrina Ionescu, who was on the Oregon team that went to the Final Four this season, and former Blazer Scottie Pippen (1999-2003). Portland has lost nine straight playoff games to Golden State, dating back to 2016.TIRED?Lillard, who hasn’t had the commanding performances he had earlier in the playoffs, was asked if exhaustion was taking a toll. Later, reports emerged that he may have injured a rib in Game 2, although the Blazers did not immediately comment.“Everybody’s tired,” he said. “It’s the third round of the playoffs after a long season. Our last series, I got a lot of attention. The team was giving me a lot of attention and the same thing in this series. It takes a lot to deal with that and go out and chase guys around on the defensive end.”UP NEXTGame 4 is set for Monday night in Portland.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Bindra, Ganguly lend support to new sports talent hunt campaign

first_imgBengaluru, Aug 6 (PTI) Olympic medallists Abhinav Bindra and Yogeshwar Dutt, along with former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, have lent their support to a nationwide crowd-funding campaign to develop sporting talent at the grassroots level. Online cab network company Ola has launched the ‘Road to Gold’ campaign under which its customers can contribute a sum of Re.1 per ride across the over 110 cities it operates in, a press release stated. “The collected funds will be used to identify promising talent from Indias heartlands…These future sporting stars will also benefit from support and guidance from Indian sporting legends such as Sourav Ganguly, Mahesh Bhupathi, Abhinav Bindra and Yogeshwar Dutt, among others,” the company stated. The campaign’s awareness drive will be spearheaded by Akshay Kumar, and the cast of the upcoming film ‘Gold’. “We are glad to partner with JSW Sports and Excel entertainment who have been staunch supporters of sports in India through infrastructure and entertainment. Together, we share the dream to identify high calibre talent and turn them into medal winning performers,” said Pallav Singh, Ola’s Senior Vice President. PTI PM PM PMlast_img read more

India’s Ankur Mittal clinches double trap gold in World Championship

first_imgIndia’s Ankur Mittal on Saturday claimed gold in the men’s double trap gold medal in the ISSF World Championship.The multiple World Cup medallist shot 140 out of 150 to go into a shoot-off for gold with China’s Yiyang Yang and Slovakia’s Hubert Andrzej. The 26-year-old overcame the Chinese 4-3 to emerge triumphant after the Slovakian had missed his second shoot-off clay target to settle for bronze.Ankur also won the team bronze in the event along with compatriots Md. Asab and Shardul Vihaan, their tally of 409 points putting them behind China’s 410 and the gold winning team Italy’s tally of 411.In other events of the day, two Indian women missed out on the finals of their respective events by the narrowest of margins.Many Congratulations to Ankur Mittal, Shardul Vihan and Mohd. Asab on their BRONZE Medal winning performance in Double Trap Men Team at the @ISSF_Shooting World Championships in Changwon. Keep the medals coming Champs! #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/cJhW4vdbkXRajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) September 8, 2018Anjum Moudgil, who has already won a silver here in 10m air rifle and a 2020 Olympic quota place for India, shot 1170 in the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions qualifying round to finish ninth. The top eight make it to the finals.Anjum shot the same score as the eighth placed Nina Christen of Switzerland, but Nina’s 66 inner 10 shots were higher than Anjum’s tally of 56 inner 10s, putting the Swiss ahead in the rankings.Manu Bhaker, in the women’s 25m pistol, tallied 584 in qualification to finish 10th.advertisementElavenil Valarivan settles for Women’s 10m Air Rifle silver, Shreya Aggarwal gets bronzeAt the end of the second rapid fire qualification round, four shooters — Singapore’s Xiu Hong Teh, Qatar’s Aldana Saad Almubarak, Greece’s Olympic and world champion in the 10m air pistol Anna Korakaki and Manu, were tied at the same score.However, Xiu and Almubarak made it through as their tally of 22 and 21 inner 10s were better than Anna’s 19 and Manu’s 16.In the trap mixed team junior event, Manisha Keer and Manavaditya Singh Rathore reached the six-team final with a qualification score of 139, which placed them second.Hriday Hazarika shoots gold in 10m air rifle junior ISSF World ChampionshipThey eventually finished fourth, with a score of 24 in the final. The Italian pair of Erica Sessa and Lorenzo Ferrari won the gold medal with junior world record score of 42 in the final.After the seventh day of competition, India have 20 medals — seven gold, seven silver and six bronze, putting them in the second position behind Korea and ahead of China.India has also secured two Olympic quotas, making it the country’s best performance ever at the World Championship.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

FOX Rules Official: ‘There’s a Lot of Answers People Are Going To Have To Come With’

first_imgThe Chippewas may have gotten the biggest break of the entire season because they should not have had an opportunity to run that play,” said Pereira. He went on to describe the rule we laid out right here: The final play which CMU ran for the win should have never happened.“It should have been at that point, game over, no extension,” added Pereira. “But they extended it. A play was run. What could happen now? Who knows. Might they file a protest? They could.” It sounds like they will.“Maybe even why did replay not get involved here because this could fall into the egregious error bucket which lets them review anything. There’s a lot of answers people are going to have to come with.”Central Michigan just beat #22 Oklahoma State with an amazing play, but @MikePereira says they got a huge break. pic.twitter.com/fjdeDHRLqH— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 10, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Eating Local Produce Can Have A Positive Impact On Economy – Minister Clarke

first_img The Minister emphasised that Jamaica does not wish to be threatened by food insecurity. Story Highlights Eating local produce can have a positive impact on the nation’s economy, environment and health. The JAS President informed that this year, the focus is on celebrating the 10th anniversary of the campaign. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Roger Clarke, says eating local produce can have a positive impact on the nation’s economy, environment and health.“There are very essential reasons to ensure that we ‘grow what we eat and eat what we grow’. First of all, our economy depends on this. Whatever we do, we must seriously endeavour to decrease the US$1 billion food import bill. It is unsustainable. You can’t borrow money to buy food from abroad and that is one of the causes for the dollar to be sliding,” the Minister said.He was addressing the launch event of the 10th anniversary celebration of Eat Jamaican Day, held on November 6 at the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) head office on Church Street, Kingston. Eat Jamaican Day 2013 will be observed on November 25 with a number of activities to mark the day.The Minister emphasised that Jamaica does not wish to be threatened by food insecurity and as a sovereign nation aiming to become the place of choice to live, “we want to ensure that the kinds of foods we eat are wholesome and nutritious and that these foods are available in the right quantities.”He pointed out that while the Eat Jamaican campaign has resonated with Jamaicans, the challenge is to ensure that it truly has an impact.“Campaigns such as this one are important and essential to keep the message and the appeal alive. This Eat Jamaican campaign should not be taken lightly and its contribution in terms of social marketing and awareness building should not be undervalued,” Minister Clarke said.In officially launching the day, the Minister thanked the JAS, the sponsors and the farmers, who are supporting the effort.In the meantime, JAS President, Senator Norman Grant, observed that over the past 10 years, there have been greater awareness and definitive steps made by consumers to choose local produce and support the agriculture sector.He further pointed to an incremental reduction on the rate of food imports, which can be attributed to the impact of the Eat Jamaican campaign.The JAS President informed that this year, the focus is on celebrating the 10th anniversary of the campaign and the organisation will be bringing together major players within the local food sector to showcase Jamaica’s cuisine utilising indigenous foods and drinks.Among activities for the Eat Jamaican Day celebration, will be a major exposition at King’s House involving organisations and agencies related to agriculture. There will also be a Farmers’ Cook Off; presentation of Eat Jamaican essay competition winners; and an awards function honouring individuals and organisations that have made valuable contributions to the campaign over the past 10 years.“We are working with the supermarkets and different outlets in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture….to take this process forward. We want to provide supermarkets with certificates with the Eat Jamaican logo for them to display at their point of sale to show that they are supporting the local agricultural sector and they are helping the farmers to grow,” Senator Grant said.The Eat Jamaican Day celebration is part of activities by the Ministry of Agriculture to mark ‘Eat Jamaican Month’ in November.last_img read more

HapagLloyd First to Convert Large Containership to LNG

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Hapag-Lloyd German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd has revealed its plans to retrofit its 15,000 TEU ship Sajir to operate using liquefied natural gas (LNG).The contract for the retrofitting was signed last week with Hudong HONDHOA Shipbuilding, the company said, adding that the conversion would be carried out in the Shanghai-based shipyard Huarun Dadong Dockyard.During its time in the shipyard, the ship’s fuel system and its existing heavy fuel oil-burning engine would be converted into a dual fuel engine. The company’s plan would be to operate the vessel using LNG, but to also be able to use low-sulphur fuel oil as a backup.MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of the vessel’s HFO-burning MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI (-Gas Injection) prime mover capable of running on HFO and LNG.The emission savings for MAN B&W two-stroke engines are significant when converting an existing HFO engine to LNG, MAN Energy Solutions explained.The Hapag-Lloyd pilot project is scheduled to take place in 2020 when the five-year old vessel will spend 90 days in dock. The DNV-GL approved gas-storage system will occupy an area equivalent to 350 containers, including the pipework between storage and engine.“By converting the Sajir, we will be the first shipping company in the world to retrofit a container ship of this size to LNG propulsion,” Richard von Berlepsch, Managing Director Fleet Management at Hapag-Lloyd, said. “By carrying out this unprecedented pilot, we hope to learn for the future and to pave the way for large ships to be retrofitted to use this alternative fuel.”The Sajir is one of the 17 vessels in Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet that were originally designed to be LNG-ready. Its 16 sister ships are also technically prepared for retrofitting. With this conversion, Hapag-Lloyd would be implementing a technological option to reduce the environmental impact of large vessels.last_img read more

Security Council hails extension of UN mission in Central African Republic

The statement, read by Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry of Britain, which holds the rotating Council presidency, commended the Central African leadership at all levels for reaching a consensus “which attests to their determination to continue the transition process to the end.””The Security Council encourages the Central Africans to continue their efforts to ensure the success of the constitutional referendum in November and the satisfactory organization of free, transparent and democratic presidential and legislative elections in January 2005,” Ambassador Jones Parry said.In August the UN Peace-Building Office in the CAR (BONUCA) launched a nationwide “awareness campaign” to prepare for the presidential and legislative elections in January that are aimed at ending years of instability and violence in the country.The Council’s statement paid tribute to the UN system in the CAR, particularly the Secretary-General’s Representative, Gen. Lamine Cissé, for his work as the head of BONUCA.”The Security Council is pleased that the Secretary-General intends to renew the BONUCA mandate until 31 December 2005,” the statement added. read more

Ontario promises to reveal details of its cap and trade plan within

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 17, 2016 1:01 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 17, 2016 at 2:23 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Ontario’s Liberal government promises all the details of its cap and trade plan to put a price on carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will soon be public.Environment and Climate Change Minister Glen Murray said Wednesday that the government is wrapping up consultations with manufacturers and large polluters on what he admits is a very complex design for the cap and trade initiative.“The next step will be proposed legislation, which will answer most of questions that are there, and then we also have to post a regulation which will get into even more detail,” said Murray. “Within the next couple weeks you should see just about everything you wanted to know about cap and trade but were afraid to ask.”Cap and trade imposes pollution limits on companies but allows them to buy credits or allowances if they exceed their emissions limit or sell their credits to other polluters if they come in under their allowance.Ontario plans to join existing cap and trade markets in Quebec and California, which allow companies in each jurisdiction to buy and sell emission credits, or allowances, from each other. Manitoba also signed on to join in the cap and trade plan with Ontario and Quebec, but will limit it to 20 large polluters in the province.Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said the Liberals have held several photo-ops to tout their cap and trade plan, but still haven’t released any details.During question period, Brown said Ontarians deserve to know exactly how much the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions will cost them every year.“We have asked to see an economic analysis of cap and trade — nothing,” he said.“We’ve asked for details on carbon credits — nothing. We’ve even asked the most basic question of what it will cost Ontario families in increased costs for food and heating.”Last year’s budget shows the Liberals expect to generate $1.3 billion in revenue from cap and trade in 2017-18, its first full year of operation in Ontario.Premier Kathleen Wynne called cap and trade “an economic opportunity and a moral imperative” as she announced a $100 million program — funded by future revenues from the plan — to develop clean technologies in Ontario and help create jobs.“We’re advancing on the cap and trade revenues,” she said. “It will be back-filled by those revenues once the first auction is in place.”Murray said Ontario will hold its first auction for polluters to buy greenhouse gas allowances early next year, but isn’t sure how much money will be generated.“We don’t know exactly, but we expect that in 2017 the first auction, which will be a free-standing Ontario auction, will be in the neighbourhood of $300 million, and then future auctions will eventually be linked with California and Quebec and numbers will grow from there,” he said.Wynne quickly corrected herself during Wednesday’s announcement after she accidentally referred to the government’s “crap” and trade plan.“If you print that you’re gonna be in trouble,” she laughed in a warning to reporters.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter Ontario promises to reveal details of its cap and trade plan within weeks read more

West African communities receiving Ebolas orphans with open arms UN agency reports

Andrew Brooks, speaking to reporters in Geneva on behalf of UNICEF by phone from Dakar, Senegal, said some families had taken in three to seven children, and only around 500 of the 16,600 children had had to be placed in mass care centres.Of the latter, Mr. Brooks said 80 percent of the children had been reunified with their extended families.“Resilience of families, communities, relatives to take in the children had been impressive,” said Mr. Brooks. “Credit should be given to communities, as they had truly rallied to help out, and to Governments for taking a strong stand on supporting family not institutional care.”“There were fears that stigma around Ebola would isolate the orphaned children, which would mean there would be thousands of abandoned children, but that has, luckily, not materialized,” he continued, adding: “The stigma and the fear has not completely disappeared, but the bonds of kinship and traditional relations has proven to be stronger, which was why families had taken kids in.”He said UNICEF was providing cash support, material assistance, psycho-social support, and referring families for food assistance. “The reopening of schools in Guinea – and planned re-openings in Liberia and Sierra Leone – has been particularly important, as it will help children adjust and return to some normalcy and routine,” according to Mr. Brooks. In other Ebola-related developments, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 22,525 people had now been affected by the disease, with deaths reaching 9,004.In addition to reporting the first weekly increase in cases for the three hardest hit countries in 2015, WHO also warned that as the wet season approaches, there is an urgent need to end the outbreak in as wide an area as possible, especially in remote areas that will become more difficult to access.The International Monetary Fund (IMF), meanwhile, said it will provide grants totalling some $100 million to be used as debt relief to the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will use the funds to cover the cost of servicing their debt. These grants come in addition to $130 million in emergency assistance the IMF disbursed in September under an existing loan program, as well as about $160 million in additional loans to the three countries proposed for IMF Executive Board approval later this month, according to a press release issued by the organization Thursday. read more

Cuba Ends HalfCentury Ban on Professional Boxing

After five decades of prohibiting its boxers from going professional, the Cuban government has done an about face and will allow boxers to participate in the World Series of Boxing, an international semi-professional league.The announcement came Friday from the president of the Cuban Boxing Federation, Alberto Puig. According to the Associated Press, the boxers will fight without headgear and earn between $1,000 and $3,000 a month.Twelve boxing squads will compete in the league from November 15, 2013, to May 2014. Other teams already announced are from Argentina, Mexico, USA, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Poland, Algeria and Germany.”We are extremely pleased to welcome Cuba to the World Series of Boxing,” Amateur International Boxing Association President C.K. Wu said in a statement. ”With a total of 116 world medals and 67 olympic ones, Cuban boxers have always lived at the pinnacle of our sport. … We are convinced that this new franchise will bring WSB to an even higher level,” reported AP.Cuban boxing authorities did not announce how much the Cuban fighters would be paid individually and how much would go to the government. Currently they are paid around $20 a month, an average salary for Cuban workers. Those winning medals at major international amateur competitions, such as the Olympics, receive undisclosed bonuses.Former President Fidel Castro had ruled out professional sports as not being in tune with the country’s Marxist social ideals. In recent years, a small number of Cuban baseball players near retirement age have been allowed to play on contracts in foreign professional leagues.Those favoring the opening to professional sports believe it will allow Cuban athletes to face stiffer competition and be better prepared to represent the island in international events.Source: Havana Times read more

Ohio State womens hockey heads to No 2 Minnesota for postseason series

OSU junior defenseman Alexa Ranahan (21) and sophomore defenseman Dani Sadek (8) celebrate after a goal during a game against North Dakota on Feb. 20. Credit: Michael Buchsieb | For The LanternPostseason play has arrived for the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team, as the seventh-seeded Buckeyes (10-23-1, 6-21-1) are preparing to head northwest to Minneapolis. There, a best-of-three series with No. 2 seed Minnesota (29-3-1, 24-3-1) awaits OSU in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament.The Buckeyes come into the playoffs having split their final regular-season series against No. 10 North Dakota the weekend prior. Both games were close contests throughout, and the Buckeyes are looking to continue that competitive drive as they look to extend their season against the Golden Gophers.“We didn’t go out there and let them set the tone and have us try to race to catch up. We gave them a strong game,” senior forward Kendall Curtis said on the series against North Dakota. “We were in their zone from the drop of the puck. I think that’s one of the best things we can take into a game like Minnesota. That’s a great team, so when you can bring the pace to them, I think that’s going to offer us our best start.”Impeding the Gopher offenseMinnesota’s offense ranks as the second best in the country, averaging nearly five goals per game. Curtis said she has faith that the team will be able to match Minnesota’s agility, but it will need to play aggressively.“I think our team has quite a bit of speed, and I think we can counter what they offer with that,” Curtis said. “So I think definitely getting pucks deep and really attacking and going after their D and getting in there with our speed will be the best way to slow them down.”Assistant coach Carson Duggan said she believes the team’s mental strength will be tested and it will have to rely on its composure to slow down the high-powered Gophers.“I think we need to be patient and disciplined. We can’t take too many risks because they are very good at capitalizing on opportunities,” Duggan said. “So you just have to play very good defensive hockey and be patient and wait for your opportunities and then execute when you get them. We can’t get too excited. Patience and discipline are the big things.”Two Minnesota forwards, Dani Cameranesi and Hannah Brandt, lead the conference in goals scored this season with 28 and 24, respectively.“In the D-zone, I think just making sure we’re staying tight to our coverage and make sure they don’t have any space to work,” Curtis said. “If you give any player space in this league, they’re going to make something pretty happen with the puck. Just shutting them down and taking away their space.”Blueprint for the upsetMinnesota swept OSU in each of the two series this season, as the Buckeyes were outscored 30-5 over the four games. Still, Duggan said OSU is looking forward to another rematch and is going into the series eager for the challenge.OSU senior defenseman Cara Zubko (2) during a game against North Dakota on Feb. 20. Credit: Michael Buchsieb | For The Lantern“With the playoffs upon us, everyone has that excitement in them. Realizing that for seniors it could be the end of their career, so there’s always that little bit of nervousness and excitement,” Duggan said. “I think the big piece is that there is a big opportunity to go in and prove a lot of people wrong and show what they’ve done since we played them last.”The team went into the week of practice with the same approach it had all season.“I think we try to come in with the same drive and will to get better each and every day at practice,” Curtis said. “I think that’ll help us going into the weekend by not making it into something more than it is. I think just having that same even keel in practice that we’ve had for the whole year is going to help us.”Minnesota swept its last regular-season series against formerly No. 2-ranked Wisconsin. The Golden Gophers have now replaced the Badgers as the No. 2-ranked team in the country in the latest USCHO.com poll.The Buckeyes and Golden Gophers are scheduled to square off in Minneapolis at 8:07 p.m. on Friday and 5:07 p.m. on Saturday. A deciding third game would be played on Sunday at 3:07 p.m. if necessary to decide the quarterfinal winner. read more

Nicola Furlong murder trial Richard Hinds found guilty

first_imgUS CITIZEN RICHARD Hinds has been found guilty of the murder of Irish student Nicola Furlong in Japan.The 19-year-old will spend a minimum of five years in prison. The maximum sentence that can be handed down by the court is 10 years detention with labour as Hinds is still a minor in the eyes of the judicial system.According to RTÉ reporter in Tokyo, Robert Shortt, the chief judge said the musician showed ‘no remorse’ and ‘tainted the honour of the victim’.“It can be recognised that the defendant suffocated the victim to death, by strangling her with a towel or a string-like item with the intention of killing her.”The court said it took account of the killer’s age in passing sentence. But the judge said he was entirely to blame for Furlong’s death.“The victim was only spending a night out with her friend… after a concert that they had looked forward to. She bears none of the fault for the consequences of that night.”Another man has already been sentenced for a sexual assault on Nicola’s friend, whose identity is being protected. James Blackston, a 23-year-old dancer, was jailed for three years.The two Irish women had met the American men after a concert in Tokyo on 24 May last year. They took a taxi together to the Keio Plaza hotel, where Nicola died by suffocation. During proceedings, Hinds admitted to placing his hands on her neck for a prolonged period of time.Nicola Furlong was a native of Wexford and an international business student in DCU. She was studying at the Takasaki City University of Economics for the third year of her degree.-Additional reporting by AFP‘I hope it will get easier for us’ – father of Nicola Furlonglast_img read more

Two children killed in quad bike crash in Portugal

first_imgTWO CHILDREN HAVE been killed in a quad bike crash in the Coimbra district of Portugal.The incident occurred on 27 June when three children were offered a ride on a quad bike, according to local media reports.The vehicle crashed and one of the children – a six-year-old Portuguese boy – died at the scene.Two English children injured in the crash were taken to hospital. However the five-year-old boy died of his injuries yesterday.A statement released by the Children’s Hospital of Coimbra said the brother of the boy who died, a seven-year-old, remains hospitalised in the intensive care unit.A British man, who is believed to have been driving the vehicle, fled the scene but was later arrested and appeared before a judge on Saturday charged with homicide.Media reports in Portugal and in Ireland initially suggested one of the boys was Irish but the Irish Daily Star, who spoke to his father, confirmed there is no Irish connection.Read: Eight-year-old boy dies following quad bike accident in Clare>last_img read more

Chute sévère des ventes de Nintendo en 20102011

first_imgChute sévère des ventes de Nintendo en 2010-2011Le géant japonais du jeu vidéo fait état aujourd’hui d’une chute de plus de moitié de ses bénéfices pour 2010-2011, rapporte l’AFP. Son chiffre d’affaires a reculé de près de 30%.Il semblerait que la console 3DS soit arrivée trop tard pour aider Nintendo à redresser la barre. Le géant japonais affiche en effet un bénéfice net annuel en baisse de 66% sur un an (675 millions d’euros), indique l’AFP.À lire aussiJouer à Tetris pourrait aider à soigner les yeux paresseuxC’est surtout la première partie de l’année qui a été catastrophique. La raison à cette chute sévère ? Les consommateurs éprouveraient une lassitude envers les produits de la marque, surtout aux Etats-Unis, et la flambée du yen aurait dévoré les recettes issues de l’étranger.En 2010-2011, Nintendo a donc vendu 21,13 millions de consoles DS, alors que le géant japonais espérait en vendre bien plus. L’année précédente, il en avait écoulé 27,11 millions. Une baisse qui n’épargne pas la console de salon Wii : 15,1 millions d’unités ont été vendues en 2010-2011 contre 20,5 millions un an plus tôt.La nouvelle 3DS parviendra-t-elle a relancer la machine pour Nintendo ? En tout cas, le groupe compte vendre 27 millions de consoles portables (dont 16 millions de 3DS) et 13 millions de Wii en un an. Sans compter les nombreux jeux qui les accompagnent.Le 25 avril 2011 à 12:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon donate $1 million to children’s hospital this week

first_img Videos Articles Triple H Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WhatsApp The Miz Now Playing Up Next Twitter Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Britt Baker suffers a concussion during “The Buy In” match for AEW Fight For The Fallen Videos Articles Ronda Rousey To Make WWE Debut At WrestleManiacenter_img Xavier Woods KDKA CBS Pittsburgh is reporting that Paul “Triple H” Levesque and Stephanie McMahon donated $1 million to the UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh on Thursday.The donation was made to help create a “family-centered MIBG Therapy Suite” for the families of children battling cancer. It was described as the “only of its kind.”Both Triple H and Stephanie spoke with media about the donation.Triple H:“A lot of people said thank you today, I’d ask rather than say thank you, spread the word. What we did was not for thanks it was to get the word out. Everybody has to understand what is needed to make this change. Like the doctors said, we won’t stop until it’s 100% [cured].”Stephanie McMahon:“No child should ever get cancer. And there are so many kids who need so many different types of treatment and aren’t getting it.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Triple H Has Plans For UK’s WWE NXT? Videos Articles 2K announces global partnership for WWE 2K20 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Wrestling legend Harley Race still hospitalized, team starts up a fundraiser to cover expenses Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Gov Scott visits Sunrise on Floridas Future tour

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – Governor Rick Scott made a visit to South Florida, Wednesday, to talk about Florida’s future.The governor was in Sunrise at Rick Case Kia as part of his “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour.Case introduced the governor to the stage.Scott encouraged Floridians to get in touch with their legislators and urged them to invest in key priorities for the state.Scott will make stops in six more cities this week on his tour.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

UPDATED Crews Respond To Fire North Of Kasilof

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services and the Division of Forestry responded to a large structure fire on Shadura Road, North of Kasilof, on Monday evening. Howie Kent with the Division of Forestry: “The report that came in was for a structure fire that had spread into the wildland. We responded with two types of extensions and preventions, and CES also responded and took care of the structural side. It was minimal into the wildland side.” The call for the fire came in around 7:00 p.m., last night. Emergency responders closed access to the scene for safety purposes while crews remained on scene. According to Kent the structure was an abandoned building, and there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Both CES and DOF responded with multiple crew members and trucks to the scene as well as a helitack.last_img read more

CocaCola Reveals SciFi Soda For Star Wars Galaxys Edge

first_img In a world where Colonel Sanders is a weird fake KFC Instagram influencer now, there’s really nothing that’s off the table when it comes to #brands making their deeply unhealthy food seem hip and with it. And when it comes to food that’s super bad for you but still deeply, nostalgically ingrained in culture, Coca-Cola soda is at the top of the list.Something else that’s also arguably rotting us away with its sugary, corporate vice-grip on culture is Star Wars. This past weekend we got enough Star Wars news to send us into shock at the annual Star Wars Celebration. But in-between reveals of new movies and video games and streaming shows, something else caught our attention because of just how weird it is.Check out these new sci-fi redesigns of Coca-Cola products for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme parks.Disney’s theme parks (Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida) are massive, beloved, hugely profitable institutions even separate from the rest of the Mouse House’s empire. They throw visitors into fantasy worlds where you feel like something bad might happen to the character performers if any child gets a peak behind the curtain. They made a whole horror movie about it called Escape From Tomorrow.So you better believe that as soon as Disney bought Star Wars plans were in motion to expand the parks with the galaxy that nerds of ages desperately dream to escape to. Star Wars Celebration revealed a plethora of new details on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge from new John Williams music to rides where players cooperate to fly the Millennium Falcon to Yoda showing up to offer wisdom.But the theme park values immersion above all else. So that’s why if you want to order a Coke or Sprite, instead of getting it in a boring old Earth can you’ll instead drink from one of these custom grenade-looking things covered in Star Wars language. The Coke #brand is so recognizable you don’t even need to be able to read it. Plus, since Galaxy’s Edge is one of the only places at Disney parks to buy booze, you can make Space Rum and Coke.Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its specialty soda is opening May 31 at Disneyland and August 29 at Disney World. For more on Star Wars watch the first trailers for Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker and the video game Jedi: Fallen Order. Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Stay on targetlast_img read more

Bryan Fuller steps down as Star Trek Discovery showrunner

first_img ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ S2 Finale Recap: When No One Has Gone Before’Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2, Ep 13 Recap: Tearful Preparations Bryan Fuller has stepped back from his position as showrunner on Star Trek: Discovery due, as sources say, to questions about the progress of the show’s production.Fuller is tackling a number of projects, including wrapping up the first season of American Gods on Starz and producing a reboot of Amazing Stories for NBC. Apparently, there were concerns that Fuller had a lot on his plate and wouldn’t be able to make the deadlines CBS had set. Discovery was set to start filming next month.While Fuller also promised that Discovery would feature a female lead, there were worries at the network that the role still hadn’t been cast.“We are extremely happy with the creative direction of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and the strong foundation that Bryan Fuller has helped us create for the series,” said CBS Television Studios in a statement. “Due to Bryan’s other projects, he is no longer able to oversee the day-to-day of ‘Star Trek.’”Previously, the Discovery release date had been pushed back from January to May 2017 to give the creative team more time to hammer out stories.“We aim to dream big and deliver, and that means making sure the demands of physical and post-production for a show that takes place entirely in space, and the need to meet an air date, don’t result in compromised quality,” the showrunners said at the time.Fuller is still involved with the show but has passed show-running responsibilities onto executive producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. Fuller will be an executive producer, and will still have some creative control. The first two episodes were penned by him, and Discovery will follow an outline he’s created on the show’s arc and mythology. Riker spent 7 years of TNG unready for Captaincy, @GretchenJBerg @AaronHarberts are ready. Thrilled to see them in command of the Bridge.— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) October 27, 2016Berg and Harberts have worked with Fuller before, most famously on Pushing Daisies.This less intense role was worked out over quickly over the weekend as a way to ensure Fuller’s continued involvement.“Bryan is a brilliant creative talent and passionate ‘Star Trek’ fan, who has helped us chart an exciting course for the series,” the CBS statement continued. “We are all committed to seeing this vision through and look forward to premiering ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ this coming May 2017.”There is a lot riding on this show–with some sources saying that production budgets are at around $6-7 million per episode–so CBS’s concerns are valid. At least Fuller will still be involved with the show. We just have to hope it doesn’t go the way of Heroes.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more