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Steph Curry breaks left hand in another embarrassing Warriors loss

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first_img“I just feel bad for him,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “When these guys who are the faces of the league go down it’s not good for the league, but especially someone like Steph, who’s done so much to raise the level of excitement here in the Bay Area and throughout the league.”Curry drove to his left defended by Kelly Oubre Jr. and with big man Aron Baynes standing solidly in the paint. Curry leapt with the ball then came down head first landing awkwardly on his hands to brace himself from the court, with Baynes crashing onto Curry’s left hand. Curry grimaced in pain grabbing at his fingers then walked to the locker room with 8:31 left in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“Aron Baynes came up after the game and just wanted to know how Steph was doing,” coach Steve Kerr said. “You could tell he felt really bad. It’s just a random basketball play, so stuff happens.”Baynes had 24 points, 12 rebounds seven assists and three blocked shots, Devin Booker scored 31 points as the Suns jumped out to a huge lead they never relinquished. The Warriors have lost badly in their first two home games at sparkling new Chase Center. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, grimaces after Phoenix Suns’ Aron Baynes fell onto him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in San Francisco. Curry left the game. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO — In what has already been a rough start to the season for the Warriors, now Stephen Curry is down. A two-time MVP, Golden State’s longest-tenured player and its oldest at age 31. The heart and soul of his team.Curry broke his left hand and became the latest injured Warriors player when he fell hard in the third quarter of another embarrassing defeat by Golden State, 121-110 to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. A CT scan will determine whether Curry needs surgery, the Warriors said.ADVERTISEMENT Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix beat Golden State for just the third time in the last 21 regular-season meetings. … The Suns’ 115-111 win at Golden State on March 10 this year snapped an 18-game losing streak to the Warriors and a 14-game road skid in the series. … Suns assistant coach Willie Green spent the past three years with the Warriors.Warriors: Kerr said F Kevon Looney, who missed his fourth straight game because of a right hamstring injury, is scheduled to be evaluated early next week by a team of specialists because of an “on-going presence of a neuropathic condition in his body, which has a direct correlation to his recent injury.” Looney is limited to controlled workouts with the training staff for now. “He’s frustrated and we’re frustrated for him,” Kerr said. … Alec Burks, who missed all five preseason games and the first three of the regular season, also returned for the Warriors and scored seven points in his first game with Golden State. … G Jacob Evans III sat out Wednesday after exiting Monday against the Pelicans in the first quarter with a left adductor strain.UP NEXTSuns: At Grizzlies on Saturday.Warriors: Host Spurs on Friday in the first of two games in two nights with Charlotte visiting Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bong Go leads start of SEA Games torch run, rallies support for Filipino athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! This was another rough one after an embarrassing season opener in the first game at Chase Center, a 141-122 loss to the Clippers last Thursday that saw some fans leaving after the third quarter.Golden State returned home with a 1-2 record and amid a stretch with five games over seven days and two back-to-backs.The Warriors trailed 72-46 at halftime Wednesday after falling behind 70-37 at the break in Oklahoma City on Sunday.Golden State center Willie Cauley-Stein, who missed all of training camp with a sprain in his left foot, had 12 points and five rebounds in his Golden State debut. He checked in for the first time at the 8:23 mark of the first quarter.LGBTQ NIGHTThe Warriors held LGBTQ Night with a panel following the game featuring Golden State COO Rick Welts — the first openly gay NBA executive — WNBA and Olympic champion Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm and her partner, Megan Rapinoe, of the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team.Kerr tried to connect with Rapinoe over the summer to have her speak to the World Cup basketball team he coached that went to China. It didn’t work out but he hoped to get a few minutes with her Wednesday.“She’s such an incredible athlete and advocate and Sue has been one of the best women’s players in the game for a long time,” Kerr said. “I know Rick is close with both of them so it’s important I think, especially on a night like tonight where we’re celebrating the idea of being accepting of everyone, it’s great to have them here.”The women also spoke to members of the Warriors organization earlier in the day.Bird and the U.S. women’s basketball team play at Stanford on Saturday. The ailing, undermanned Warriors welcomed back two players but still fell behind 39-11 shooting 4 for 17 as the Suns made 14 of their first 23 shots and 8 of 12 3-pointers.Curry had nine points on 3-for-11 shooting before getting hurt.Losing Curry for an extended period would be a huge blow for a young Warriors team.“Of course it hurts knowing that Steph Curry’s down,” said rookie Eric Paschall, who made his first career start and scored a team-high 20 points. “… That’s a very, very valuable piece of our team but I feel like we’re going to stay positive.”Golden State is struggling to start the season with Kevin Durant’s departure to Brooklyn and Klay Thompson out for perhaps the entire season recovering from July 2 surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Virat Kohli honoured by DDCA for completing 50 international hundreds

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first_imgVirat Kohli was felicitated by the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Wednesday for scoring 50 centuries in international cricket.The felicitation was a part of the first annual DDCA Conclave.The 29-year-old was handed over mementos by former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi for his fantastic performances.”It is indeed an honour to receive the award from Bishan Sir. From not understanding the importance of fitness and running away from him in Under 15, 16 and 19 cricket only because he made us train too much to training becoming my lifeline now is something that he is doing for. To be able to be among them as a captain of the Indian cricket team…is indeed a dream come true for me and a huge honour,” Kohli said at the DDCA ceremony.  “Hopefully I’ll be able to do the work I’ve been able to do till now along with my team and hope to bring many more laurels to our country,” he added.WATCH FULL VIDEOKohli hit his 50th Test hundred at the Eden Gardens during the first Test against Sri Lanka. He followed that up with a double ton in Nagpur, which was also his 19th Test ton and 10th international hundred in a calendar year as captain. Six of the ten tons have come in ODIs while four have been in whites.The previous best was Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith with nine hundreds. The former Australian captain had managed the feat on two occasions in consecutive years, in 2005 and 2006. Graeme Smith did it in 2005. The Indian captain on the other hand has scored more hundreds than fifties as captain. He has 22 hundreds as compared to his 16 fifties.advertisementBesides, Kohli equalled Sunil Gavaskar’s record for most hundreds (11) as an Indian Test captain.Not only that, it was his fifth double century in Test cricket, equalling Brian Lara, who also has five to his name.King Kohli scores his 5th double ton in Test cricket #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/k21iKvOZvg- BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2017The Indian captain has been on a rampaging run, decimating opposition bowling attacks for fun. He had scored double centuries in four successive Test series. He started with a 200 against West Indies and then scored 211 against New Zealand back in  October last year.But that was just the start of his dominance at home as he continued his form against England with a 235 and then took Bangladesh bowlers to the cleaners for a relatively quick-fire 204.He stumbled somewhat against Australia in the following Border-Gavaskar Trophy, finishing the series with only 46 runs from three matches. He bounced back again with an unbeaten 103 against Sri Lanka in their backyard.In the reverse tour from Sri Lanka, the hosts were under the weather in Kolkata. Kohli was dismissed for a duck (his fifth in Test cricket) in the first innings but roared back in the second with a scintillating 104 not out.The Indian captain, who is the leading run-getter in the ODIs this year, also has six hundreds in the 50-overs format. The 29-year-old also has nine fifties across formats.In ODIs, Kohli reached his 32nd hundred in the 50-overs format in the first match against New Zealand, surpassing Ricky Ponting in the list of most hundreds. He is only behind the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who has 49.last_img read more

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Cards Beat Dreadful Giants, 25-14

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first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Arizona Cardinals are getting so good they can win with a backup quarterback who hadn’t played since 2010.Ted Ginn Jr. ran 71 yards on a punt return for a go-ahead fourth-quarter touchdown, and the Cardinals beat the error-prone New York Giants 25-14 Sept. 14 despite playing without injured starting quarterback Carson Palmer.Drew Stanton threw for 167 yards and led the Cardinals (2-0) on three long scoring drives in helping them win for the ninth time in 11 games. Arizona finished 10-6 last season, but missed the playoffs.Jonathan Dwyer scored on a 1-yard run and Chandler Catanzaro kicked four field goals, including one a minute after Ginn’s electrifying return on which the speedster bounced off a tackle and was gone.The Cardinals got the ball back right away after Quintin Demps fumbled the ensuing kickoff return.Eli Manning (26 of 39 for 277 and two interceptions) threw two touchdowns for the Giants (0-2), who turned over the ball four times.Manning’s touchdown passes covered 7 yards to Rueben Randle and 1 yard to Daniel Fells, the last one putting New York ahead 14-10 late in the third quarter.Stanton, who finished 14 of 29 and no interceptions, closed the gap to 14-13 on a 13-play, 74-yard march that Catanzaro capped with a 37-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.The Giants went three-and-out when Victor Cruz would not catch a third-down sideline pass in front of the Cardinals bench.  It proved costly.Steve Weatherford, who tore ligaments in his left ankle in the season opener, got off a low punt. Ginn bounced off an initial tackle by Zack Bowman, circled right and turned upfield. Only Weatherford had a chance to tackle him and it was a mismatch.The Cardinals, who rallied to beat San Diego Sept. 8, failed on the 2-point conversion run. But Demps’ fumble and the ensuing 32-yard field goal by Catanzaro pushed the lead to 22-14.New York had a chance to tie, moving into Cardinals territory with less than five minutes to play. Then running back Rashad Jennings lost his footing after catching a swing pass and fumbled at the 15.And the Giants now seem on their way to another horrible start; they opened last season 0-6.Stanton was outstanding. He guided an 11-play, 80-yard touchdown drive on the opening series, and a 10-play, 40-yard field goal drive on the next one.Dwyer capped the first one from less than a yard after video review denied Larry Fitzgerald an 8-yard TD catch. Catanzaro kicked a 49-yard field goal to finish the second drive that featured runs of 15 yards by Andre Ellington and 20 by Dwyer.The Giants’ defense helped the Cardinals on both drives. A roughing-the-passer call on Jameel McClain even though a delay of game was called gave Arizona a first down on the opening drive.A questionable illegal contact call against Prince Amukamara on third down gave Arizona a first down at the Giants 35.Manning got the Giants back in the game with a 13-play, 90-yard touchdown drive that ended with Randle making a one-handed catch of a 7-yard fade pass to the corner of the end zone. Manning hit 6-of-7 passes on the drive, including a 25-yard to Cruz on third-and-11.(TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Keen Ice Beats American Pharaoh

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first_imgThe day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.He had every reason to be and now, American Pharoah may have run his last race.The track lived up to its reputation as the “Graveyard of Favorites” when 16-1 long shot Keen Ice beat American Pharoah by three-quarters of a length in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes — a result that still seems hard to believe.“I feel bad for the horse getting beat like that,” a disappointed trainer Bob Baffert said. “You can tell he wasn’t on his ‘A’ game. Pharoah tried very hard. He didn’t have the power he usually has.“But we saw the last three-eighths was just guts and glory.”Ahmed Zayat, the outspoken owner of American Pharoah, was emotional after the loss and made strong hints that the Travers may be the brilliant colt’s final race.“You have to comment to yourself, ‘OK, is the show over?’” Zayat asked about 20 minutes after the race. “‘Is it the time?’”Then, he said, he told his family, “My gut feeling right now, without being outspoken, is to retire. It’s to say we had a Triple Crown champion.”American Pharoah made a clean break at the start, but was stalked, then passed, by Frosted with about a quarter-mile to go.American Pharoah regained the lead, but Keen Ice and jockey Javier Castellano began closing and caught the Triple Crown winner, who could not muster the extra energy he usually finds, in the final strides.“He put in a brave run, but it wasn’t good enough,” Zayat said of his colt’s first loss after eight straight magnificent victories. “We are very accustomed to him running incredibly good.”Only one of 12 Triple Crown winners has been able to go on and win the Travers — Whirlaway in 1941.The Spa has been the scene of many racing upsets, including losses by two other Triple Crown winners — Gallant Fox to 100-1 shot Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers and Secretariat to Onion in the 1973 Whitney Handicap. In addition, Upset handed the great Man o’ War the only loss of his 21-race career in the 1919 Sanford Stakes.“American Pharoah’s legacy is not tarnished in any way,” winning trainer Dale Romans said. “Secretariat got beat, Seattle Slew got beat, Affirmed got beat. They are great sportsmen for keeping him running and taking a chance with him. He has run very hard all year and he ran a very good race today. He was pressed, (Frosted) took it to him, and we were fortunate to be running behind.”After sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, American Pharoah toyed with his opponents and easily won the Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2. But whether it’s the travel — about 19,000 miles by air and horse van, and over 10 miles of racing — or the curse of the Spa, the future of the 3-year-old colt has a new look.“Have I pushed the envelope too much?” Zayat asked. “I really wanted it for the sport, and my doing it was absolutely — and I shouldn’t be apologetic — of any financial gain or any nonsense like that.”Before the Travers, the plan called for American Pharoah to close out his career in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 2 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Then, on to retirement to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud. There was even talk about another race before the Classic.Also, Baffert has not never had great success at Saratoga. The Hall of Fame trainer is now 1-for-6 in the Travers, winning in 2001 with Point Given. His Spa graded stakes record was 8 of 59, a 13 percent clip, according to Equibase, before the Travers.Keen Ice, a three-time loser to American Pharoah entering the Travers, was given a perfect trip by Castellano, who won a record-setting fifth “Mid-Summer Derby.” In each loss, though, he got closer — seventh in the Derby, third in the Belmont and second in the Haskell.Keen Ice ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.57 and returned $34, $6.50 and $3.80. American Pharoah paid $2.40 and $2.10 as the 1-5 favorite in the 10-horse field.“He’s OK,” American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza said. “Maybe just a little too much for him with the three weeks flying back and forth. He was running pretty comfortable there, but not like he used to before.”Frosted was third, with Upstart fourth and Texas Red fifth. Frammento and Smart Transition dead-heated for sixth, followed by Tale of Verve, Mid Ocean and King of New York.“Anything can happen in horse racing and that’s what makes this a great game,” Castellano said.(RICHARD ROSENBLATT, AP Racing Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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1st Test: Spinners put Sri Lanka in box seat as South Africa implode

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first_imgSri Lanka’s slow bowlers spun a web around South Africa who collapsed for a meagre 126 to concede a significant first innings lead on a spin-dominated second day of the opening Test on Friday.Touring captain Faf du Plessis spent his 34th birthday trying to save his team’s blushes but even his fighting 49, the only 20-plus score in the innings, could not stop South Africa from registering their lowest total in Sri Lanka.Boosted by a first innings lead of 161, the hosts drove home the advantage to finish the day on 111 for four for an overall lead of 272 runs with six wickets in hand and a victory in sight.Former captain Angelo Mathews, who was batting on 14 at stumps, and Roshen Silva on 10 will return on Saturday hoping to bat South Africa out of the contest in the first match of the two-Test series.At Stumps of Day 2, Sri Lanka extended the lead to 272 after cleaning up South Africa for 126. #SLvSASL 287 & 111/4 (37.0 Ovs) Angelo Mathews on 14* with Roshen Silva on 10*, Dimuth Karunaratne 60. https://t.co/THj5LpvkiU pic.twitter.com/2ekUcX5ycbSri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) July 13, 2018Resuming the day on four for one, the South African batsmen were all at sea against the turning ball and were reeling at 51 for six in the first session.Du Plessis and Vernon Philander (18) arrested the slide and took South Africa past the 100-mark but then South Africa relapsed, losing their last four wickets for 11 runs.Dilruwan Perera (4-46) led Sri Lanka’s three-pronged spin attack with aplomb, while stand-in skipper Suranga Lakmal (3-21) also turned in a strong performancde.advertisementSpin reigned supreme in the final session as well with left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj claiming 3-37 even though Sri Lanka kept on stretching their lead.Opener Dimuth Karunaratne continued to have a fruitful match, following his first innings 158 with a fluent 60.last_img read more

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Asus ZenFone 6 leaks show worrying features for a 2019 flagship

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first_imgThe MWC 2019 is just a few weeks away and rumours of some big announcements from smartphone manufacturers have already hyped up the geeks. We know that Samsung is expected to unveil its Galaxy S10 just before the MWC alongside the foldable smartphone. Huawei is also supposed to unveil a foldable phone alongside a couple of flagship models. However, Asus has been surprisingly not in the news lately, with many expecting a no-show from the Taiwanese brand. That’s not the case as a leak of a new Asus device is doing rounds of the Internet.The latest photos of an upcoming Asus smartphone have been out on the web for a while. The smartphone is supposed to be called the ZenFone 6 – a successor to the ZenFone 5 series launched last year. The leaked photo shows the device with a new feature that has been never seen before on an Asus smartphone – a triple camera setup. The ZenFone 6 seems to feature a triple camera setup. The module resembles the unit we saw on the Huawei P20 Pro last year – two cameras paired together while the third one sits outside, alongside the LED flash. The rear also features a very Huawei-esque colour gradient, especially for the one with red and purple shades. The black variant seems to have similar shades as the ZenFone Max Pro M2.The box underneath the phone shows parts of the front of the device. The ZenFone 6 avoids a notch by sporting thick bezel around, possibly with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The bottom chin also seems to sport a capacitive fingerprint sensor while the forehead contains the camera, earpiece and sensors. As of now, no specifications have been leaked.advertisementJudging by what the photos show, it is completely possible that this is a midrange offering from the Taiwanese brand. The ZenFone 6 could be sitting above the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and could possibly be powered by a Snapdragon 670 chipset, considering last year’s ZenFone 5 was powered by a Snapdragon 660. However, the ZenFone 6Z, or whatever the successor to the ZenFone 5Z may be called, could borrow most design elements from this model. A triple camera setup on Asus’ flagship now seems completely possible along with a multi-colour gradient rear panel. However, Asus will be surely going with a notched display design for the ZenFone 6Z, considering the cheapest ZenFone models already sport notches. It will be interesting to see whether Asus goes for a dewdrop notch or a punch-hole camera design.Rest assured, the ZenFone 6Z could rely on a Snapdragon 855 and could offer up to 10GB RAM. Prices could be closer to the OnePlus 6T and Honor View 20.ALSO READ | Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it compete with Redmi Note 6 ProALSO READ | Asus Zenfone Max M2 review: Stock Android priced in India at Rs 9,999, Asus M2 packs a punchALSO READ | Asus ZenFone 5Z review: The OnePlus 6 killer?last_img read more

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Huddersfield fans and Sky Sports find new manager in stands … or do they?

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first_imgShare on Facebook Sitting in the directors’ box, he was alerted to Sky Sports beaming his face around the country, suggesting he might be Jan Siewert, the Borussia Dortmund reserve team coach, who has been linked with the vacant Huddersfield Town manager’s job.Warhurst told Press Association Sport: “It was bizarre. Basically what happened is, I was sat in the crowd and suddenly I was aware of a guy coming towards me from the right-hand side“He said: ‘Are you Jan, the new manager?’ I laughed and said: ‘No, no, that’s not me. I’m Martin from Wakefield’.“It was absolutely bizarre. I thought the guy who came over to me asking if I was Jan was going to say something like: ‘Excuse me, sir, but you’re sat in the wrong seat.’ I had to double take when he asked me if I was Jan.“That was all I heard of it and then suddenly everybody’s phones and my phone started going crazy, saying: ‘I’ve just seen you on telly.’“There was lots of reaction from people in the crowd – just people coming up and having selfies and people patting me on the back and wishing me luck.“I was on my way back up to the table where we were being hosted and a father and son stopped me and the dad said: ‘This is the new manager.’”Warhurst can see his likeness to Siewert, who succeeded the Norwich boss, Daniel Farke, in the assistant coach role at Dortmund. Before Farke the post was held by David Wagner, who recently left Huddersfield. Read more Manchester City fan Martin Warhurst saw the lighter side as a case of mistaken identity led to him being touted as the next Huddersfield Town boss on live television.Warhurst – the chief executive of Martin House, a charity that provides hospice care for children and young people in Yorkshire – was attending the John Smith’s Stadium for the first time in his life to watch City take on the Terriers. Share on Messenger Huddersfield set to put faith in Jan Siewert as answer to their prayers Warhurst added: “I was quite happy. It’s all in good jest. It’s funny to be mistaken in that way and certainly not what I expected when I came to watch a football match.“A couple of the girls next to me had pulled up pictures online to search what he looked like and they did a split screen thing. There is a bit of a resemblance so I can sort of understand where they’re coming from – obviously I’m a much more attractive guy, though!“I will be following him more closely from now on – my doppelganger.” Topics Share on Pinterest Huddersfield news Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Read more Premier League Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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Colonial model of policing fails many Indigenous communities study finds

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first_imgOTTAWA — A federally commissioned report says many Indigenous communities lack policing services that meet their safety and security needs despite long efforts to improve.It says numerous communities are stuck with a colonial policing model that overlooks Indigenous cultural traditions and fails to create the bonds of trust needed for successful police work.Public Safety Canada asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the role of police services in First Nations and Inuit communities.The council’s report says the federal First Nations Policing Program has been a source of frustration for many Indigenous communities, partly due to inadequate funding.The report says the most promising ways to promote safety and well-being involve building relationships among police, other service providers and community members.It comes as the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women prepares to release its own findings in early June.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Its raining plastic in Canada scientists say But no one knows the

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Jennifer Lavers / UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA / AFP It’s been raining plastic in Canada, researchers have found in the last two years.And no one knows where it’s coming from. Or what it can do.A U.S. survey published in May, made headlines around the world last week due to its eye-catching title, “It is raining plastic.” According to the survey, geologists researching the effects of nitrogen pollution, unwittingly found tiny plastic fibres, beads and shards within rainwater samples collected from the remote slopes of the Rocky Mountain National Park in Denver, Colorado, located 1,763 km away from Canada.“It wasn’t entirely surprising to find them in an urban environment,” said Gregory Wetherbee, the study’s lead researcher, “but when we saw them in the remote areas of the mountain, we started to become a little more surprised at those results.”Although the topic of microplastics — plastic particles smaller than five millimetres long, the size of a breadcrumb — is one in its infancy, research into the topic has proven the extent to which plastic pollution has pervaded the planet’s most remote corners. Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Liisa Jantunen, who has been researching microplastics in the Canadian Arctic and Great Lakes since 2017, says the survey’s discovery is more common than one might think. “We’ve been collecting snow in places like Whitehorse, Alert and Eureka as well as in Southern Ontario and we’ve found microplastics in all our snow samples, often in microfibre form,” she said.The presence of microplastics isn’t confined to snow samples. “We’ve also found them deep in the ocean sediment and in plankton,” she said. “Everywhere we look, we find it.” Cole Burston/Bloomberg The size of microplastics also presents a new challenge to the global pollution problem — no one knows where it’s coming from. Evidence found in the Canadian Arctic could originate in Toronto, but could just as well be coming from Europe, said Jantunen. “While we can say that urban centres are sources, we can’t pinpoint.”“The atmosphere doesn’t obey national boundaries, it just goes where it wants.”Part of why it’s difficult to identify where microplastics originate is because of the lack of technology to analyze the evidence, according to Chelsea Rochman, who researches plastic pollutants in freshwater and marine ecosystems at the University of Toronto.“In my lab, we might spend about 40 percent of the time doing method development, which I would love to not have to do.”As her research progresses, Rochman said she has started to see microplastic pollution as different from big plastic pollution, namely in its ability to self-transport in ways big plastics can’t. “It’s similar to the way we talk about persistent organic chemical pollutants in that it seems as if they’re everywhere because they have this ability to transport everywhere,” she said. “They have chemicals on them that can bioaccumulate and are toxic.”But just as with its source, very little is known about the potential toxicity of microplastic pollution. Unlike big plastics, which cause larger issues of entanglement, microplastics are able to enter biochemical pathways within the body and have been used as “carriers of medication” in mainstream medicine. Little is known about whether they have any effect or are simply excreted.“That’s the million-dollar question,” said Rochman. “We know from laboratory studies that it can be harmful but we have no idea how it works in nature.” This undated handout photo released by the University of Tasmania shows debris on a beach on Cocos Islands. – The world may be seriously underestimating the amount of plastic waste along its coastlines, researchers said on May 16, 2019 as they unveiled findings showing hundreds of millions of plastic fragments on a remote Indian Ocean archipelago. A plastic bag floats in Lake Ontario on the waterfront in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Justin Trudeau’s government announced plans Monday to ban single-use plastics such as straws and plates in Canada. The level of microplastic concentration is much higher in urban environments such as Toronto than in more remote regions simply due to the wide variety of sources that create/consume plastic. Dryers and vaccum cleaners for example, produce microfibres such as lint and dust, according to Jantunen. The pollutant concentration decreases the further one moves away from urban centres.“We’re finding a good amount especially in the Arctic sediment, since the sedimentation rate (rate by which particles settle down) is quite low versus the lakes,” explained Jantunen, estimating that for every gram of sediment, there could be up to hundreds of microplastic particles and for every litre, hundreds to thousands of particles. Earlier this year, European researchers found tiny plastic fibres in the French Pyrenees mountain regions, which they said were carried by the wind. They estimated that France is “blanketed by 2,000 tons of plastic particles” every year. Swiss researchers also discovered alarmingly high concentrations of microplastics, as high as 14,000 particles per litre of snow samples in the Arctic snowfields, according to a report published this month. The minuscule size of microplastics, often due to the degradation of larger plastics, makes them particularly buoyant and easily transportable through the atmosphere and water systems. “It’s not a constant source in the Canadian Arctic,” said Jantunen. “There are winds that come from over an urban city, where they pick (microplastics) up and transport it to the Arctic. And then in the winter, there is that Arctic haze where you have almost a vortex around that keeps it in.”Waste-water treatment plants also produce huge quantities of microplastics, despite removing close to 99 percent of pollutants in water, according to Jantunen.“The remaining one percent is still a huge mass of microfibre going into that environment.” read more

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CNN dumps host Reza Aslan after antiTrump tweet

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – CNN cut ties with author and television host Reza Aslan on Friday, less than a week after he profanely referred to President Donald Trump in a tweet about the London terror attacks.The network said it was not continuing with a second season of “Believer,” Aslan’s series about different religions, which premiered last year. Only two weeks ago CNN dumped comedian Kathy Griffin, co-host of its annual New Year’s Eve celebration, when she was photographed holding a depiction of Trump’s severed head.Angered about Trump’s social media commentary on the London terror attacks, Aslan tweeted last Saturday that “this piece of s— is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency, he’s an embarrassment to humankind.”Aslan also tweeted that Trump was a “man baby that must be ignored in times of crisis.”The Iranian-born author later apologized “for my choice of words,” and CNN issued a statement saying “that kind of discourse is never appropriate.” But it wasn’t enough to save his show.In a statement on Friday, Aslan said he was grateful to CNN for giving his series a chance.“In these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation’s discourse has become complicated,” he said. “And I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet. Similarly, I need to honour my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and a scholar.” by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Jun 9, 2017 1:45 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CNN dumps host Reza Aslan after anti-Trump tweet read more

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Kevin Ware Cleared to Travel With Cardinals to Atlanta

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Louisville guard Kevin Ware, who sustained compound fractures to his right tibia in the first half of Sunday’s 85-63 victory over Duke, has been cleared to travel with the Cardinals to his hometown Atlanta for Saturday’s Final Four game against Wichita State.Ware, who underwent surgery immediately after sustaining the gruesome injury, gave his first on-camera interview Wednesday morning with ESPN.“A lot of the guys are still trying to get over the fact of me being out, not being able to play,” Ware said. “But I told them, ‘You all are going to be hearing the same out of me.’”The sophomore guard said that his injury was a freak accident, occurring after he contested a jump shot and did not see where he was landing.There was some speculation that Ware may have had a prior stress fracture or shin problems that caused the injury of such magnitude, but he said he did not.“I just want to win at this point,” Ware told ESPN’s Rece Davis. “That would mean so much more to me than anything.”Defeating the Shockers and winning a national championship would be even more  rewarding for Ware, as he would be in his hometown of Atlanta. Ware played high school basketball at Rockdale County High School, just outside the city, before moving to New York to finish his high school basketball career in the Bronx.Ware returned to campus on Tuesday after he was released from an Indianapolis hospital. He will use crutches for the next eight to 12 weeks before he can start rehabilitation, which will take at least a year.“The most important thing to me is he’s going to be fine again some day. He’s going to play basketball,” Cardinals coach Rick Pitino told ESPN Wednesday. “As long as I know that, everything going to be fine.”Ware said he has no intentions of  ever watching the replay of how he broke his leg, because the injury is now in the past. He acknowledged that if he were to see the replay, it would affect his mental state.But he said if the Cardinals win the national championship, he would not hesitate to help his teammates and coaches cut down the nets. read more

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UBC identifies bacteria linked to acid produced at mining sites

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first_imgUBC researchers have isolated organisms that cause acid-rock drainage (ARD) in mining operations.“Mining waste is an environmental concern in many parts of the world and currently costs a great deal of time and money to the companies that deal with it responsibly,” says Deborah Roberts, a Professor of Engineering at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “Now that we have isolated the type of micro-organisms contributing to this issue, further research may help us manage them with antibiotics, like other bacterial infections.”ARD is an issue that harms plants and aquatic life by raising the pH levels and dissolved metal content in surface and groundwater.The two-year UBC study isolated three types of sulphur oxidizing bacteria and two types of iron-oxidizing microbes that are active at low temperatures and contribute to the rapid production of acid in mining waste.As part of her study, Roberts examined numerous samples of tailings from mining projects in Alberta, focusing on the types of organisms present and how they behaved at different temperatures.Roberts’ research aims to add a third treatment method to wet or dry tailings management, allowing mining wastes to be returned to their natural state without ponds or caps.Roberts’ study was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology.last_img read more

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Family begin campaign to fly seriouslyill Kerryman home from Canada

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first_img Short URL 46,993 Views Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 6:10 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Niall Hurley/Go Fund Me He stressed that the local community in Calgary have been an amazing support for the family.We cannot say enough good things about the people here in the hospital and the people that started to help Niall by visiting, sending cards and prayers and texting our family non-stop.The Irish Cultural Society and the Irish community in the city are also helping out with mounting costs.“The Irish community here are amazing in the way they come together as a team when times call for it. It means so much especially when people are away from home.”In the latest post on the GoFundMe page, Ian hinted at his brother’s progress:“…just leaving the hospital. Niall’s voice seems a little louder tonight. Also he is saying that his double vision is improving which is huge progress.”The GoFundMe page is to fund Niall’s return trip home, where he will require both a doctor and a nurse to accompany him on the journey. So far the campaign has raised over $3,000 of the target figure of $10,000 (€9,100).Read: Fundraiser to be held in Vancouver as bid to get critically-ill Irishman home nears targetRead: Carlow teen thanks public after raising €600,000 for cancer treatment following emotional video http://jrnl.ie/3309085 9 Comments center_img Family begin campaign to fly seriously-ill Kerryman home from Canada Niall Hurley, a 28-year-old carpenter from Tralee, was planning to return home when he suffered from a brain aneurysm and a stroke. Share336 Tweet Email4 THE FAMILY OF a man who fell ill days before travelling home from Canada have begun an online donation campaign to get their son back to Co Kerry.Niall Hurley, a 28-year-old carpenter, was preparing to return to Tralee on 16 February having been on a two-year work visa in Calgary, Alberta.But four days beforehand, Niall blacked out. He was taken to the Foothills Medical Center by ambulance and an ependymoma brain tumour was discovered in the cerebellum part of his head.He underwent brain surgery for 10 hours, and is currently receiving therapy. According to Dr John Kelly, the doctor who operated on Niall, his recovery could take up to two years.Niall’s brother Ian, who is a permanent Canadian resident, told TheJournal.ie that their parents Barbara and Kevin have been at their son’s bed-side for almost six weeks.Mom and Dad are great. They are doing shifts at the hospital to ensure one of them is with Niall 24 hours a day. Mar 28th 2017, 6:10 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Image: Niall Hurley/Go Fund Melast_img read more

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Une école galloromaine découverte sous un parking

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first_imgUne école gallo-romaine découverte sous un parkingLors de fouilles préalables à un chantier de travaux publics à Autun, en Saône-et-Loire, des archéologues ont découvert d’importants vestiges, peut-être ceux d’un édifice dédié à l’éducation des élites, dont parlent certains textes anciens.De larges murs de soutènement, des sols et les restes de vastes galeries à colonnades : tels sont les vestiges qu’a livré le sous-sol du centre-ville d’Autun (Saône-et-Loire), à l’endroit où un parking, construit sur l’emplacement d’une ancienne scierie, doit aujourd’hui laisser la place au chantier de construction d’une médiathèque. Les archéologues, qui sont tombés sur ce site lors de sondages préventifs préalables aux travaux, n’ont à ce jour exploré que 10% de sa superficie totale.À lire aussiLe pharaon Toutânkhamon n’était sans doute pas celui que l’on croitSelon Yannick Labaune, responsable du service municipal d’archéologie, il pourrait s’agir des  restes des ‘écoles méniennes’, citées dans des textes anciens mais encore jamais retrouvées, et dont l’historien latin Tacite disait qu’elles accueillaient “les plus nobles rejetons des Gaules” : ce serait alors la plus vieille ‘université’ de France, datant du Ier ou du IIe siècle.”Il faut imaginer deux espaces de 50 m sur 20, entourés de colonnes et de galeries couvertes. (…) pour la Gaule romaine, on n’a pas de bâtiment équivalent”, commente Antony Hostein, maître de conférence en histoire romaine à l’université de Paris I. Très attendue par les archéologues, la décision de surseoir – ou non – aux travaux immobiliers prévus, afin de continuer les fouilles, revient au service régional de l’archéologie, et devrait intervenir fin 2011 ou début 2012. Le 19 juin 2011 à 14:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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New campground in Tijuana River Valley approved

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REPOST Vancouver city manager gets praise raise

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first_imgVancouver City Manager Eric Holmes’ first evaluation was positive, and he has been rewarded for his first year as the top city administrator with a pay increase.To read the full story, click HERE.last_img

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The future of resource development

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first_imgMap of northern Alaska showing location of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR-en:1002 area, and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A). (Map courtesy USGS)Alaska’s economy has been driven by resource extraction from the land and water for decades. What will and should that look like in the future? What’s the outlook for oil, mining, fisheries and renewable energy such as hydro and geothermal?Listen HereHOST: Lori TownsendGUESTS:Andy Mack – Department of Natural Resources commissionerStatewide callers Participate:Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcastPost your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.SUBSCRIBE: Get Talk of Alaska updates automatically by email, RSS or podcast.last_img read more

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Nintendo 3DS Hands On

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first_imgWe got demos of two games. The first was a new version of Pilot Wings, which was a bit difficult to master, but did give a definite sense of how the 3D technology looks while playing on a large plane. The device has three cameras–one on the inside (like its predecessor) and two on the outside for shooting 3D photos. The second, an augmented reality demo (an early version of a game that will ship with the system), takes full advantage of the system’s built-in gyroscope and accelerometer. The game requires you to walk around and crouch in order to blast targets that are overlayed on the image picked up by the camera.All in all, we’re really excited to see this thing hit the market. More coverage of the device and our meeting coming later today. Nintendo’s 3DS was, hands down, the biggest thing at last year’s E3. Unfortunately, we didn’t really get a lot of hands-on time with the glasses-free portable gaming device. Nintendo gave us a minute or two with the thing at E3, but it didn’t actually have any games to demo.So, naturally, when Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime asked if we’d be interested in getting some real, hands-on, game-playing time with the device, we jumped at the opportunity.The device really does look and feel like a Nintendo DSi–that is, until it fires up. The top screen is 3D. Unlike those glasses based technologies that have images spring toward you, the 3DS really offers a sense of depth. It takes a few moments for your eyes to adjust to it–especially the first time–but once used to it, it’s really immersive. The round controller that sits above the d-pad is not, as we expected, there to change viewing angles. Rather it’s a more finely tuned controller for gameplay.last_img read more

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BJP trying to disturb peace and stability of Bengal TMC

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first_imgKolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress today accused the state BJP of trying to disturb the peace and stability of West Bengal by making provocative statements against its cadre. TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said the BJP for the last few years have been trying to disturb peace and stability in the state. “They have been doing such things just to gain political foothold in Bengal. But the people of Bengal will never accept a party which propagates communal division,” he said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights Chatterjee said, “First they(BJP) tried their hand in creating communal tensions and now they are making provocative statements. But they won’t succeed in their intensions.” Chatterjee’s comment comes in the backdrop of West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh recent utterance that his party would not take it lying down if its workers were attacked by the TMC. Threatening “direct encounters,”, he had said “We are counting the bullets which killed our workers.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed “We have seen many goondas. There is a limit to tolerance (to such attacks). We have not given any bond that we will offer them (TMC) rasogolla (sweet) even if they attack us. There will be retaliation”, Ghosh had said at a public meeting in north Bengal on June 19. Hitting back, Chatterjee said the BJP is “miles away” from the seat of power in West Bengal and is threatening to launch encounters. “From such statements the people of Bengal can understand the kind of intolerant outfit BJP is,” he added. Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had yesterday called BJP a “militant organisation,” and alleged that it is engaged in dividing the people along religious lines while daring it to attack her party. “We are not a militant organisation like the BJP. They are arrogant and intolerant. They are religiously biased. They don’t like Muslims, Christians, Sikhs – they are even differentiating between the upper caste and the lower caste Hindus,” Banerjee, a known critic of the saffron party, had said at the extended core committee meeting of the TMC. Lashing out at the BJP, she had said, “They (BJP) are threatening to carry out encounters. Just because they are in power in Delhi, they are talking about hurling bombs. I dare them to come and touch us. We will show them their place.”last_img read more

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Trans woman shot 12 times and killed in Pakistans Peshawar region

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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… A trans woman was shot 12 times and killed in Pakistan. | Photo: Facebook/TransAction Pakistan Advocacy group, TransAction Pakistan, identified the murdered woman as Chutki (Danial) in a Facebook post.The gun men also shot and killed Chutki’s friend, Izaz.The pair were riding in a rickshaw on the way to Iqbal Plaza, a residential complex in the city.After following them in the rickshaw, two men on a motorcycle aged in their 20s, pulled up alongside the pair allegedly shooting them multiple times.‘A transgender along with her friend Izaz were on way in rickshaw from Iqbal Plaza when two armed bike riders opened fire on them on the Ring Road. Both the passengers were killed,’ Deputy Superintendent of Police Faqirabad, Tahir Dawar told reporters.Peshawar’s problemsAccording to TransAction Pakistan, Chutki’s death was the 55th murder of trans person in the area since 2015.‘What a shame. What a sad incident,’ the group said in a Facebook post.The Khyber Medical College (KMC) took the bodies for a post-mortem. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Two armed assailants allegedly shot a trans woman 12 times killing her in the Pakistan region of Peshawar.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Violence and discrimination against trans people in Peshawar are very common. Including at the KMC which, in October 2017 refused to take the dead body of trans woman because she would make their ‘freezers dirty’.Trans people are often refused or delayed access to medical treatment after facing violence. On multiple occasions they have died from their injuries because they were not able to get appropriate medical care.TransAction Pakistan goes to the hospitals to advocate on behalf of victims for proper medical treatment. However in January, police chased trans advocates out of hospital in Mardan after they had turned up to support an injured trans person.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-woman-shot-12-times-and-killed-in-pakistans-peshawar-region/last_img read more

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