Pats Fans Want President Brady

first_imgBOSTON — Never mind what Tom Brady says about making a play for the White House: Fans are clinging to 0.0001 odds he’ll reconsider the ultimate running game someday.For a cover story, GQ magazine asked its 2015 Man of the Year if he’d ever consider a run for the White House — or at least for Governor of Massachusetts.“There is a 0.000 chance of me ever wanting to do that,” Brady said.“I just think that no matter what you’d say or what you’d do, you’d be in a position where — you know, you’re politicking. You know? … I think in politics, half the people are gonna like you and half the people are not gonna like you, no matter what you do or what you say,” he said.None of which has stopped New England fans from daydreaming.On talk radio and social media, Patriots Nation has been indulging in a little fantasy football, politics edition. Fans are imagining the dimple-chinned QB trading the oval ball for the Oval Office — with First Lady Gisele Bundchen as a bonus.It’s all part of a growing heap of hometown hubris surrounding the defending NFL champions and their three-time Super Bowl MVP, who’ve gone 9-0 so far this season.“I’ll appreciate it when Tom Brady is President of the entire world,” said fan Andrew O’Donnell.Others, who’ve been bringing “Brady for President” signs to games for years, point to a kind of precedence: If Ronald Reagan could turn his Hollywood celebrity into some formidable political capital, why not Tom Terrific?Not for nothing, but Brady now shares GQ Man of the Year distinction with President Barack Obama.If — and, admittedly, it’s a huge if — Brady ever did change his mind about politics, it’s a safe bet he’d run as a conservative. Asked in September if he thought Republican front-runner Donald Trump has what it takes to win the presidency, Brady told reporters: “I hope so. It would be great.”Brady says Trump is a longtime friend and golf partner, and Trump regularly crows about TB12 “the winner” at campaign stops around New England.In past interviews, Brady has expressed disgust at partisan politics and gridlock.“I haven’t paid attention to politics in a long time,” Brady said in September while clarifying his comments on Trump. “It’s actually not something that I really even enjoy. It’s way off my radar.”Detractors contend the Deflategate scandal disqualifies Brady. Some sarcastically suggest it makes him the perfect politician: evasive and sneaky.And some Patriots fans — especially in liberal-leaning New England — think Brady’s better off sticking to football.“There’s a big difference between being a good leader in sports and being a political leader,” said Arianne Tidwell, 24, a technology consultant from Charlestown, Massachusetts.Matthew Leathers, 41, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, agrees.“There’s a far cry between being a quarterback on Sundays and being an executive branch leader. JFK was good at sports, but he was also good at government,” Leathers said.But he added: “That said, (Brady) would probably win.”(WILLIAM J. KOLE)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Women’s T20 Challenge, Match 3: Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter final

first_imgWomen’s T20 Challenge, Match 3: Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finalVelocity and Supernova will again face each other in the summit clash on May 11 as the 3rd team, Trailblazers, who also secured the same two points as the two sides, finished third on the basis of net run rate.advertisement Press Trust of India JaipurMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 23:35 IST Supernovas (142/3) beat Velocity (130/3) by 12 runs in Jaipur (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSJemimah Rodrigues struck an unbeaten 77 to help Supernovas beat Velocity by 12 runsMithali Raj shared 53 runs with Veda Krishnamurthy (30*) for the 4th wicket but they could not finish the chaseThe two sides will again face each other in the summit clash on May 11Teenager Jemimah Rodrigues struck an unbeaten 77 to help Supernovas beat Velocity by 12 runs and enter the final of the Women’s T20 Challenge here Thursday.The two sides will again face each other in the summit clash on Saturday as the third team, Trailblazers, who also secured the same two points as Velocity and Supernova, finished third on the basis of net run rate.Sent into bat in their must-win match, the Supernovas scored 142 for 3, thanks to 18-year-old Rodrigues’ 48-ball 77 not out and then restricted Velocity to 130 for 3 to win the final round-robin league match of the tournament.After Thursday’s result, all the three teams ended on two points each after one win by each side but Velocity and Supernovas ended with plus 0.25 and plus 0.045 net runs rates respectively while the Trailblazers secured minus 0.305.Trailblazers had beaten Supernovas by 2 runs in the opening match on Monday while Velocity had defeated Trailblazers by three wickets on Wednesday.Chasing 143 for a win, Velocity lost early wickets with the openers Hayley Matthews (11) and Shafali Verma (2) being dismissed cheaply to be reduced to 21 for 2 in the fourth over.One-down Englishwoman Danielle Wyatt threatened to take the game away from Supernovas with a 33-ball 43 but she was out in the 12th over after a 56-run stand with captain Mithali Raj who remained 40 not out off 42 balls.Raj shared 53 runs with Veda Krishnamurthy (30 not out) for the unconquered fourth wicket but the duo could not chase down the target. The total was, however, enough for Velocity to make it to the final.advertisementBy the 19th over, the duo knew that their team would be through to the final despite a loss.For Supernovas, leg-spinner Poonam Yadav was the most impressive bowler with one wicket at the expense of 13 runs from her four overs.Earlier, Rodrigues struck 10 fours and a six from 48 balls in her aggressive unbeaten innings after the Supernovas were sent in to bat in their must-win match.Coming out to bat in the fifth over after the fall of opener Priya Punia (16) when the team score was 29 for 1, Rodrigues was involved in two substantial partnerships as she anchored the Supernova innings admirably well.She first had a 55-run stand with Sri Lankan Chamari Atapattu (31) for the second wicket before stitching another partnership of 50 runs with Sophie Devine (9) of New Zealand for the third wicket.Rodrigues, a member of the semifinalist Indian side in the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup, was most severe against pace-woman Komal Zanzad (0/29) who was hit for four boundaries.Rodrigues hit the only six of her unbeaten knock off the bowling of Jahanara Alam (0/34) in the 18th over.Captain Harmanpreet Kaur also remained not out on 1 from five deliveries.The Supernovas, however, failed to accelerate in the second half of their innings after they were 63 for 1 at the end of 10 overs. They added just 33 in the last five overs.For Velocity, New Zealander Amelia Kerr took two wickets for 21 runs from her leg-spin while pace-woman Shikha Pandey got one.Also Read | There is still time before women cricketers get equal pay, says Mithali RajAlso Read | Overseas players keen on Women’s IPLFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Women’s T20 ChallengeFollow Mithali RajFollow Harmanpreet Kaurlast_img read more

Shipping Industry Meets in London to Boost Anti-Piracy …

first_img Print  Close zoom Per Gullestrup, whose Danish-operated ship was hijacked by Somali pirates for several weeks, is to be joined this Thursday 23rd January at a meeting in London, by other shippers and government representatives, to discuss expanding coordination across job-creating projects in coastal regions of Somalia, including a fishing project he leads on the north Somali coast.Per Gullestrup is a Partner of the Clipper Group, whose cargo ship CEC Future and 13 crew was hijacked for 72 days by Somali pirates in 2008. He personally negotiated with the pirates over several weeks to gain release of the vessel and crew. The tense drama became the basis of a Danish film called “A Hijacking”.In a notable turn of events, Per Gullestrup is now chairman of a Somali-Danish project called Somali Fair Fishing (SFF), which is building a sustainable fishing sector at the Somali port city of Berbera. Several shipping companies and other organizations have donated fishing and storage equipment as well as other services and funds which have helped SFF to build a fisheries station in Berbera, complete with ice machines, cold-storage rooms and processing facilities. “Our small project aims to build up a viable alterative to criminal coastal activities like piracy,” says Per Gullestrup. “The solution to piracy lies onshore.” By the end of last month, SFF-sponsored fishermen were landing and processing a ton of fish per day.Other shipping companies have also recognized the importance of supporting long-term solutions ashore, aimed at combating piracy at sea. In 2012, seven international shipping corporations – BP, Maersk, Shell, Stena, and the Japanese shipping companies NYK, MOL and “K”Line – jointly committed to supporting alternative livelihoods and training programmes in Somalia.The initiatives also support the goals of a maritime capacity strategy, developed by Somali authorities in 2013. In his report to the UN Security Council on the issue of piracy in October 2013, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, stated “I commend the development of the Somali Maritime Resources and Security Strategy, which provides greater opportunities for increased economic growth and stability throughout the region”.At the meeting in London this Thursday 23rd January, a group of shipping companies, international organizations and government representatives, along with Somali Fair Fishing and other not-for-profit bodies involved on the ground in Somalia, will come together to discuss innovative strategies for enhancing public/private investments for Somali coastal development in partnership with the Somali people.Thursday’s meeting is being organized by Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), a project of One Earth Future Foundation (OEF). My location Press Release, January 22, 2014; Image: Clipper Group 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

Nobody else had guts to play flawed characters Shahid Kapoor

first_imgMumbai: Shahid Kapoor says he was drawn to flawed characters in his career at a time when many mainstream actors were wary of taking up such roles. The actor, who started out as a romantic hero in 2003 with “Ishq Vishk”, is now more famous for his roles in “Kaminey”, “Haider”, “Udta Punjab” and the upcoming “Kabir Singh”, a remake of Telugu film “Arjun Reddy”. “Nobody else had the guts to play these characters. Maybe because I am my father’s (Pankaj Kapur) son, I felt the need to play such flawed characters,” Shahid told PTI in an interview. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography After starring in a series of love stories, Shahid’s career witnessed a turn around when Vishal Bhardwaj cast him in a double role in “Kaminey”, setting the tone for his future filmography. Shahid followed it up with a critically-praised role in Bhardwaj’s “Haider”, an adaptation of Shakespearean classic “Hamlet”. The Kashmir-set drama saw him as a young student who gets caught in the politics of the Valley when he returns to his home to find his father has disappeared and his mother is about marry his uncle. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot In “Udta Punjab”, he played a drug addict rapper Tommy Singh and in “Kabir Singh” he will be seen in the role of a doctor who descends into self-destruction and alcoholism after a heartbreak. Shahid believes the perception about flawed characters has changed over the years in the industry as more and more actors are keen to take up such roles. “Ranveer did a negative character in ‘Padmavat’, Rajkummar (Rao) and Vicky (Kaushal) have played interesting characters. Now everyone is getting there. But I felt the need to do it pretty early (in my career). “I’ve made many mistakes as well but the thing with choices is, they are always judged in retrospect of the result,” the actor said. Shahid, 38, said a mainstream actor has to be good at many things and acting is just one aspect of it. He believes one has to learn to handle failures as the nature of rejection is public. “Acting has made a man of me. You have to learn to take failure on your chin, to take responsibility for your actions, to deal with the very public rejection and failure. You’ve to learn to believe in yourself when no one else does. “You’ve to make choices which people around you say aren’t safe. You have to learn to find yourself as an artiste and not try and be like hundred other successful people.” Shahid said though hits and misses are a part of an actor’s life one cannot afford to be complacent because there is always “too much competition”. “There are so many people doing good work, you just can’t be complacent.” “Kabir Singh”, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, and also featuring Kiara Advani, is scheduled to be released on Friday.last_img read more

Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labour

first_imgTOKYO — Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens.Lawmakers were due to vote late Friday on a government proposal to allow hundreds of thousands of foreign labourers to live and work in a country that has long resisted accepting outsiders.It’s seen as an unavoidable step as the country’s population rapidly ages and shrinks.Many short-handed industries, especially in the services sector, already rely heavily on foreign “trainees” and language students. The country also selectively grants visas to white-collar professionals, often from the west.Bringing in foreign labourers is a last resort after the government tried to meet labour shortages by encouraging more employment of women and older workers and using more robots and other automation.The Associated Presslast_img read more

New Jersey mall in lockdown after gunman spotted shots heard

first_imgNew Jersey- Authorities put a shopping mall in Paramus, New Jersey, on lockdown late Monday after a gunman was spotted and witnesses reported hearing shots, US media said. No injuries were immediately reported.Shooting erupted at the Garden State Plaza Mall around 9:20 pm local time, CNN television reported. One gunman dressed in black was being sought by police, NBC said. Witnesses gave varying accounts of the number of shots they heard, the reports said.Many stores scrambled to close their gates, while CNN cited Bergen county officials as saying the suspect was still at large over an hour after the shooting was first heard at the popular mall in a suburban area near New York City.Shocked workers and shoppers scurried away from the area as the incident recalled September’s tragedy at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, where an attack claimed by Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Shebab killed at least 67 people.last_img read more

No LiberalNDP budget deal yet after weekend of talks crucial vote Tuesday

by News Staff Posted Apr 22, 2012 9:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email No Liberal-NDP budget deal yet after weekend of talks; crucial vote Tuesday TORONTO – A deal to keep Ontario’s minority Liberal government alive in a crucial budget vote won’t come before a meeting Monday between Premier Dalton McGuinty and New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath.With weekend negotiations failing to ease the NDP’s concerns, Horwath issued a statement Sunday night urging McGuinty to take her party’s issues with the budget seriously.Horwath’s chief of staff and veteran New Democrat MPP Gilles Bisson, the party’s house leader, held negotiations Saturday and Sunday with their Liberal counterparts.“Although we’re pleased that discussions have been ongoing throughout the weekend, the premier must improve the budget on issues of fairness, health care, and jobs,” Horwath said in her statement.“We put forward a number of responsible proposals aimed at making the budget fairer. I’m urging the premier to take seriously these key priorities.”The Liberals said they wanted to keep the negotiations in private _ declining even to confirm who represented them in the weekend talks _ and suggested any agreement would not come before the meeting between the two party leaders.“We’ve had a great weekend of discussions and those talks are ongoing, with the premier meeting Ms. Horwath on Monday,” said a statement from Neala Barton, the premier’s press secretary.“Both parties have agreed that the best chance of success is to allow those discussions to take place privately. We will continue to respect that agreement.”Last week, Horwath dropped a key NDP demand to have the eight per cent provincial portion of the HST removed from home heating bills, but she still wants a two percentage point surtax on incomes the highest income earners.“Our plan for a modest tax increase on those that earn more than $500,000 would generate the revenue needed to protect services like health care,” she said in Sunday’s statement.“It’s only fair that those most able to help fund our public health care system be asked to do a little more.”The New Democrats also want the government to increase payments to people on disability support, introduce a $250-million job creation tax credit, drop plans to sell off Ontario Northland railway, increase funding for daycare, home care and community care, and provide help for sectors hurt in the budget such as horse racing and tourism.On Saturday, Horwath told thousands of protesters gathered on the front lawn of the Ontario legislature she would rather avoid triggering another election by defeating the budget, but vowed to keep pushing to change what she called a “profoundly flawed” fiscal plan from the Liberals.“We’re showing the people of this province that we are prepared to work to make the minority government work, but we’re also showing them the sort of Ontario we can build together,” she told the crowd.The Progressive Conservatives vow to vote against the budget on Tuesday, so the Liberals need NDP support to avoid their defeat, which would automatically trigger another election. read more

Ford dealers to save millions through energy efficiency

Ford has embarked on a project with the Carbon Trust that aims to save millions across its dealer network through a simple energy efficiency implementation programme.Working with SMMT, Carbon Trust identified that most dealerships can make savings on their energy bills of up to 10% through minimal or zero-cost activities. While modest investment could save as much as 25%.The co-branded energy efficiency service will see Ford’s UK retail network reduce costs, improve environmental performance and enhance the customer experience. The campaign builds on Ford’s continuous work to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles and manufacturing sites, which includes the introduction of wind turbines at Ford’s Dagenham plant and solar panels at the Bridgend plant in Wales.Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain Managing Director, said, “In a challenging economy, the opportunity for improving energy efficiency and reducing costs is important to Ford, its dealers, and the UK motor industry as a whole. We are looking forward to working with the Carbon Trust to deliver Ford of Britain’s lowest ever carbon footprint.”SMMT and the Carbon Trust stated that by taking the opportunity to install new energy-efficient equipment such as lighting, heating, ventilation and cooling, the returns on investment can be surprisingly quick. For example, with new LED lighting, capital returns can often be realised in just one to three years, and ongoing maintenance savings will continue to accumulate throughout the longer lifespan of the lamps. To find out more, click through to read SMMT’s detailed Dealer Efficiency Guide. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Softball Ohio State starting Big Ten climb on the road at Michigan

OSU sophomore Emily Clark (20) tags Rutgers freshman Nicole Bowman (88) for an out during the game against Rutgers on April 1 at Buckeye field. Credit: Emily Hetterscheidt | For The LanternAfter getting a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the No. 25 Ohio State women’s softball team is on the road again. This weekend, the team is traveling to East Lansing for a three-game series against the Spartans.The Buckeyes are currently 27-11 overall and 10-4 in the Big Ten, with a 9-3 mark in road conference contests. Michigan State is 21-17 overall and 5-8 in the conference play. “Michigan State always shows up to play,” OSU junior Becca Gavin said. “It’s one of those games where you can never underestimate an opponent based on their rank or how they’re playing.”OSU leads the all-time record between the conference opponents, 66-43, and is 9-2 against Michigan State since 2013.  The last time the Buckeyes made the trip to East Lansing, they swept the Spartans in a three-game series. Home or away, playing any Big Ten team is hard, junior outfielder Bailee Sturgeon said. In order to come out of Secchia Stadium with some Big Ten wins, the Buckeyes need to focus on defense and pitching.The Spartans have some powerful forces at bat, with junior outfielder Lea Foerster leading the way. Foerster has a .395 batting average and is first in the Big Ten in doubles (15) and runs scored (47). Michigan State sophomore Ebonee Echols ranks No. 1 in the NCAA with 11 triples, the most of any Big Ten player since 1999. For OSU, sophomore infielder Lilli Piper leads the team with a .405 batting average, 42 RBI and 51 hits.  Senior outfielder Alex Bayne has notched the most Buckeye home runs with 13 and has a .336 batting average. Six players from the Scarlet and Gray batting lineup have an average of .300 or better. “We don’t fall off when we get to the bottom of our order,” said OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “The bottom of our order is very strong so it could be them stepping up, it could be the middle, it could be the top.”Even if Michigan State gets some big hits, it’s vital for the OSU to keep its composure on the mound, Kovach Schoenly said. In the Buckeyes’ win over Pittsburgh, senior pitcher Shelby Hursh registered her 11th win and had eight strikeouts, six of which were the final out of the inning. “If she could do that every inning, that would make me happy,” Kovach Schoenly said. “I think she’s starting to pitch some of the best she’s pitched in her career right now and I’m really proud of the way she’s handled the pressure.”Hursh is 11-4 with a 2.24 ERA (2.81 in conference). She has pitched in 97 innings and has five shutout victories.Michigan State junior pitcher Bridgette Rainey is 12-7 with a 4.32 ERA. Rainey has recorded 105 strikeouts in her 95.2 innings pitched so far this season.Last season, the Spartans made the trek to Columbus and took the series, 2-1. Now, the Buckeyes are looking to take back the series. “Our focus going into these games is definitely getting back to finding our competitive edge, finding that aggressiveness that we came out the beginning of the season with and getting back to our fundamentals defensively and offensively,” Gavin said. read more

Church can remove pews to attract local Muslims court rules

first_img“Individually the pews are not of major importance as objects in their own right. However, en masse, they make an important contribution to the character of the interior of the church. “The rhythm of repeating pews, the dark wood and the shape of the aisle drawing the eye to the east is an important element of what makes this a Victorian church interior,” it said. The plans are part of an extensive refurbishment of the church’s interior, including a new heating system, new flooring, and new disabled access and toilets. The pews are set to be replaced by 125 stackable chairs as well as 8 new pews “to give a bit of solidity to the arrangements of seating”. The Chancellor said he had “no hesitation” in ruling that the pews were “not of any significant historic merit, particularly since they were only recently installed in 1970”, and could be removed. The ruling comes as Bath Abbey has been given permission to remove its pews, which were part of an interior designed by Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert-Scott, in order to give it more space to hold events such as bake sales and graduation ceremonies. A Government-commissioned report published earlier this week found that churches needed to branch out into GP surgeries and Post Offices to better serve local communities.  A Church of England church has been allowed to remove its pews in order to cater for local Muslims.  St Thomas Werneth, in Oldham, near Manchester, has been given permission to remove the pews to allow it to hold more events with the wider community, which is “broadly Muslim”, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester said. In a ruling made last month, Geoffrey Tattershall QC said that the church would be allowed to remove the seating because the proposals would have “major public benefit outweighing any harm resulting from the loss of the pews”. The 19th century church is the only one in the parish and is in an area which is 88 per cent non-white British. “Its continuing presence is important in enabling social cohesion and contact between local Muslims and Christians,” the Chancellor said. “The purpose of the re-ordering of the Church is to open up the Church for community use, as part of its service and mission to the mainly Muslim community in the parish and to enable the wider community to share its heritage.”The Church wishes to be a place of welcome, growth and engagement for the local communities.”The plan was supported by the Venerable Cherry Vann, the Archdeacon of Rochdale, who said there was “significant interfaith work” going on in the area and “a genuine desire among some of the Muslim leaders to build bridges and work in partnership with the Church.””Moreover there is clearly some goodwill towards the church in the (at present) largely Muslim community in Werneth and it is important that the church has the flexibility and capacity to exercise a ministry of hospitality to those living in the parish through a variety of community-based activities,” she said. Local church school St Thomas in Werneth was earlier this year reported to have only Muslim pupils.The Victorian Society raised concerns about the plans, which it said would be “damaging” to the Grade II listed church.  The rhythm of repeating pews, the dark wood and the shape of the aisle drawing the eye to the east is an important element of what makes this a Victorian church interiorVictorian Societycenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Analysis Kerrys attacks and pressure on kickouts tests Dublin but decision making

first_img Monday 20 Mar 2017, 9:00 PM Source: The42 GAA/SoundCloud Mar 20th 2017, 9:00 PM Share24 Tweet Email1 Two runners move out of the space and the half-forward comes back to get the ball. Again we do have to factor in the wind in restricting Cluxton’s range, but Kerry have everyone well-marshalled and turned the majority of his kickouts into a 50-50 contest.Even when Cluxton managed to find those pockets of space, Kerry were relentless in their pursuit of Dublin players.Here MacAuley looks to gather the ball just outside the 45. David Moran is touch tight and there are other Kerry players arriving to support the tackle.MacAuley slips but is put under huge pressure to release the ball.And the next tackle is applied with equal force. This stage just after half-time was key for Kerry and their physicality was what drove forward that good spell.Dublin are a patient team and have learned to patiently unpick packed defences.But where they have struggled in parts is when they have been put under the sort of pressure Kerry managed in that second half spell.When Kerry forced Cluxton to kick to a contest, they came out on top. I will be amazed if they don’t try a similar tactic come championship time.Dublin’s movement is second to none but Kerry can be very happy with their performance on the Dublin kickouts.Stephen O’Brien was introduced at half time and later Darran O’Sullivan came on and both added a lot of pace and directness to the Kerry attack.One of the nicest scores of the game came in the middle of Kerry purple patch.David Moran plays a precision foot pass into the Dublin ’45. Donnchadh Walsh picks it up with O’Sullivan marking him.Although O’Sullivan is usually the sweeper, it’s not uncommon for Dublin to swap roles like this.O’Sullivan stays with Walsh and whether deliberate or otherwise, Walsh takes him off out of the play.I would suggest that if O’Sullivan is willing to mark you, this might be the smart play most of the time.Simply take him out of the centre of the pitch where he is at his best.With Stephen O’Brien in possession Dublin look really well set. Philly McMahon is putting pressure on the ball and they have two men inside.Sometimes no matter how well you have your systems in place, individual skill can still cause huge damage.O’Brien majestically sidesteps McMahon, uses a dummy solo to get around Darren Daly and combined with the run of Kevin McCarthy it leaves John Small in a difficult situation.It was a piece of individual skill and the game at that stage really felt like it was only going one way.It’s worth noting that McCarthy started his run from quite deep and whether this had anything to do with MacCauley’s substitution we don’t know, but it won’t make for pleasant viewing considering McCarthy just ran off his shoulder.Kerry Decision MakingIf there is one criticism, you could make of the Kerry performance it was their decision making at key moments in the game.Paul Murphy’s decision to kick that ball away at the end was a prime example.Even if this pass had come off, you are putting a player in a horrible position in the middle of the pitch facing their own goal.Donnchadh Walsh’s decision to take a quick free just before half-time, instead of taking the easy point.Barry John Keane took a couple of wild shots at the end of the game, the one on 64 minutes being the poorest decision.The referee had been blowing frees all night for both teams. You’re on the ’45 with a cross breeze and your star forward is inside with ground in front. The pass is the best option here.These are small things, and can seem like nit-picking on what was a good night for this Kerry team.But on the big days those small decisions add up. Dublin emptied their very experienced bench to keep the unbeaten run going.Kerry will no doubt be disappointed but they will have learned a lot from this game and will feel like they are not very far away at all. By Rob Carroll Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 48 Comments KERRY’S EAMONN FITZMAURICE will certainly be the more disappointed of the two managers after Saturday night in Tralee. Action from Kerry against Dublin on Saturday night. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOAlthough he will accentuate the positives, there can be no escaping that this will feel like a defeat for Kerry.They did a lot right in this game and by my count restricted Dublin to just eight shots from play in the entire game and coughed up just three in the first half.Some might point to the ‘systematic fouling’ of Kerry as a result of Dublin having so few chances from play but the foul count at half-time was 12–9 and finished at 27–20.The thing about fouling is that no matter what spin a manager wants to put on their team being the purists, fouls are often dictated much more by the score line and possession than tactics.In the dying minutes, Dublin were not shy in stopping Kerry with some systematic fouling of their own, Ciaran Kilkenny collecting his second yellow card in the process.For large parts of the first half Dublin cut a frustrated team. Restricted to just three attempts from play, Kerry were ferocious in the tackle and played well on the counter.Their first real attack of the game was a case in point. Dublin picked the ball up almost on their own end line through Stephen Cluxton.Dublin work the ball slowly forward and by the time they reach the Kerry ’45, Kerry are well set up defensively.Although they have a spare man in this shot, he wasn’t in there just to protect the space.All night Kerry got in Dublin’s faces and never stood off. Sometimes that forced them into committing silly fouls, but they played on the edge and refused to give Dublin easy chances.As the move develops we can see Dublin create their usual amount of space by keeping wide, but the difference is that Kerry are placing constant pressure on the ball carrier.This is key. It forces Dublin to play short and never allows that space at the top of the D to be exploited. If the pressure eases off at all, Dublin will exploit that space.Dublin keep the ball for a full 90 seconds before they run out of room and Kerry force the turnover.There are nine Kerry outfield players in and around the ball when it is won back.From here Kerry launch a brilliant counter attack as their players just commit fully to the attack.Every team is vulnerable to a counter attack like this and you can see Peter Crowley and Tadhg Morley have nothing else in their mind, than to just get forward.There is no second guessing here or looking around to see who might be minding the house. It’s just heads down and attack.It is Paul Murphy who ends up with the goal chance and you can see the sort of ground he makes up.It’s a quick counter attack and opens up the Dublin defence. Although Crowley never gets on the ball, his run will have pre-occupied Philly McMahon long enough to leave space through the middle.I don’t think it can be stressed enough how important and often selfless these runs are. If Crowley isn’t there, McMahon has a much easier decision to make and can simply push across and fill the space Murphy is running into.With Crowley there he has to keep an eye on both.Dublin KickoutsSomething Kerry managed very well was getting pressure on the Dublin kickouts. Dublin will take the easy possession short almost every time it is available.But out of 22 Dublin kickouts, Kerry only allowed Cluxton to chip it to the full-back on four occasions.Almost every other kickout had significant pressure placed on it. This takes a huge amount of concentration. We have seen countless teams start with a plan to push up but then it falls apart as the game wears on.All it takes is one or two players to lose concentration and the press will cost you.The behind the goal camera gives us an excellent vantage point to see both the Kerry setup, which is man-to- man throughout the pitch, but also it shows the sort of space Dublin’s movement tends to create.In this case Cluxton has a big pocket to hit for the right runner. The Kerry pressure, no doubt helped by the wind, means Cluxton kicked the ball straight out of play.The next time we see the kickout from a similar view we can see a typical Dublin move to create that space. Analysis: Kerry’s attacks and pressure on kickouts tests Dublin but decision making proves costly The42′s columnist Rob Carroll looks back at Saturday’s showdown. 17,430 Views Short URLlast_img read more

88yearold Salmon Creek man found safe

first_imgAn 88-year-old Salmon Creek man who drove away from his home on Friday was found safe in southern Oregon, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday morning. Don Allen Meisenbach drove to the Sutherlin Police Department, where he asked an officer for help, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. He was “in good spirits and appeared fine,” according to the news release, but as a precaution he was transported to Mercy Medical Hospital in Roseburg, Ore. Police made arrangements for Meisenbach to be reunited with his family and brought home. Meisenbach has “a developing memory condition” and left Friday with his wallet but not his hearing aids or his cell phone, according to the sheriff’s office.last_img read more

Borough Assembly Adopts Whistleblower Policy

first_imgA “matter of public concern” is defined to include a violation of law, a danger to public health or safety, and other types of official misconduct. The ordinance was introduced by Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper: “I found our borough does not have a whistleblower policy, and with the current political climate locally and nationally, it is important for our borough to be held to the highest standards in transparency and ethical behavior.” The ordinance prohibits the borough from taking actions that discriminate against an employee orpotential bidder for reporting to a public body or official a “matter of public concern”. Cooper: “The ordinance is based on Alaska ‘s whistleblower protection statutes but more specifically relates to the borough.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance at their meeting on Tuesday that establishes a ‘whistleblower policy’.last_img read more

Tirupati airport goes green with solar plant

first_imgTirupati: In a significant move, the international airport at the pilgrim city was equipped with solar plant to provide clean energy by conserving power and protecting the environment. This will also help in reducing the electricity bill. As the importance of renewable energy is growing, one after another several public institutions as well as private firms have been taking steps to establish solar power plants and producing the power to meet their demand at least to some extent. Also Read – Telugu Day fete held at DPS Advertise With Us Tirupati airport was no exception to this as it also followed suit by setting up the 1 Megawatt (MW) solar plant that could meet over 75 per cent of airport’s daytime electricity demand. Though operating international flights from this airport was still a distant dream, the domestic services have been increasing along with the footfall. As such, the power requirement was also going upwards steeply. With this the airport has joined the league of solar powered airports in South India along with Cochin, Trivandrum and Vijayawada. Also Read – Second batch of banking course begins Advertise With Us The Airports Authority of India (AAI)’s Regional Executive Director S Srikumar has inaugurated the plant recently, which was commissioned by India’s leading distributed solar developer, ‘Fourth Partner Energy’. According to Srikumar, the aim was to ensure Tirupati along with all airports across South India operate completely on solar power within three years. They are also planning to commission 8 MW plants at Hubli and Kadapa airports shortly. Advertise With Us The plant at Tirupati airport was installed across four acres of land. It enjoys bright, sunny weather most of the year and the usability of solar power increases at daytime. The airport is currently non-operational during night-time. Tirupati Airport Director S Suresh has said that switching to solar power under Fourth Partner Energy’s expertise was a great experience. Needless to say that the AAI has envisaged expansion of this airport and to make it operational round-the-clock which may require additional solar power also forcing the company to take steps in that direction. The net metering was installed to this plant through which the excess power generated at the airport will be routed back to the national grid. However, the cofounder and CEO at Fourth Partner Vivek Subramanian has observed that it was quite challenging to install solar plant at Tirupati airport as the site was parallel to the runway. This necessitated them to obtain special construction permits and also incorporate design changes to eliminate glare effect. He said that AP was aiming to add five Gigawatt (GW) solar capacity over the next five years and they are looking forward helping the State to achieve this target.last_img read more

Frederick Douglass Global Fellow Returns Empowered From South Africa

first_imgBy AFRO StaffA 20-year-old Albany University Biology major has returned from a study abroad trip in South Africa, an experience he describes as “extraordinary” and “empowering.”Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu, a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow of the Council on International Educational Exchange, spent four weeks in Cape Town that he found to be a study in “political blackness, black consciousness, and the complexities of colored identity.”Chiagoziem “Sylvester” Agu (Courtesy Photo)His remarks were first published by way of and first arrived in the United States in 2001, at the conclusion a 6,000 mile trip from his first home in Nigeria. After a year in pre-K, Agu returned to Nigeria where his father is a journalist and geography professor. Agu’s mother lives in Texas with one of his six sisters. Agu moved back to the US in 2012 and enrolled in high school.”I studied hard academically but didn’t realize how much I had to learn culturally,” Agu wrote.”It was actually a blessing for me to have the time to assimilate and spend time with American youth in high school.”Observing and practicing different cultures prepared Agu for his trip to South Africa as a Nigerian, an American, and a Nigerian-American.“Learning about South Africa’s history and the intricacies of colored identity that pervade the country allowed me to carefully analyze and process how similar South Africa is to the United States,” Agu wrote. “Although the terms that classify different racial subgroups are different and the history of colonization might be different, the struggle remains the same.”Similarly, he now reports that he is bringing the knowledge from Cape Town and Johannesburg back the US.“I am eager to take all the insight, motivation, and knowledge I found in Cape Town and give it back to my family, friends, and community,” Agu wrote. “My experience in Cape Town as a Frederick Douglas Global Fellow was like getting a new pair of glasses – I felt like I was suddenly able to see more clearly.”last_img read more

NASAs NautilusX Reusable deep manned spacecraft

first_img Mark Holderman and Edward Henderson of NASA JSC listed six technology applications in their latest presentation to the” Future in Space Operations” group. The six technologies include: satellite servicing, ISRU on the Moon, a SBSP demo, solar electric propulsion vehicle, propellant depots, and the Multi-Mission Space Exploration Vehicle (MMSEV).The Nautilus-X (Non-Atmospheric Universal Transport Intended for Lengthy United States eXploration) would be assembled from expandable structures, such as the inflatable living quarters proposed by Bigelow Aerospace. It would also contain a ring centrifuge to provide partial gravity, and radiation-mitigation systems that may also include tanks of water or liquid hydrogen slush, according to an article published on HobbySpace’s website. Other views of the ISS centrifuge: ( — NASA is currently examining several key technologies that can advance space exploration. Dubbed Nautilus-X this tubular spacecraft can be used as a reusable vehicle for lunar and deep-space missions, holding a crew of six with enough supplies for a two-year voyage. A ring centrifuge would provide partial gravity for crew’s health. Explore further HobbySpace also mentioned that the centrifuge includes both inflatable and deployed structures and may utilize Hoberman-Sphere expandable structures. The rotational hardware would be derived from Hughes 376 spin-stabilized ComSats. NASA’s dream spacecraft would be assembled from expandable structures and hold a crew of 6 with enough supplies for a 2 year mission. © 2010 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Citation: NASA’s Nautilus-X: Reusable deep manned spacecraft (2011, February 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from New NASA ‘Tool Set’ Will Simplify Engineers’ Efforts to Better Analyze Space Travel Concepts More information: via HobbySpace According to Edward Henderson of NASA’s Johnson Space Center the Nautilus-X will be designed as a multi-mission space exploration vehicle and could incorporate mission-specific propulsion units. In theory the engines and fuel can be swapped out depending on the mission. This all-purpose system would make it much simpler than using heavy-lift rockets for specific missions to the moon or other planets.It’s estimated that construction would take at least five years and require two or three rocket launches and cost about $3.7 billion. By using existing technologies, like Bigelow’s modules and the adaptability of a multi-purpose crew transporter, could mean a system like Nautilus can play a very important role in NASA’s future. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The goal is to deliver the centrifuge to the International Space Station (ISS), using a single Delta-IV/Atlas-V launch, where it will be tested.last_img read more

Costa Rica excels at Central American Surfing Championships

first_imgFor the 11th time in as many years, Costa Rica’s national surf team bested Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama in the Central American Surfing Championships. The games, which took place last Friday through Sunday in the Central Pacific beach town of Jacó, included a full contingent of Tico surfers who battled it out for medals in the manner of the ISA World Surfing Games. Organizers estimated that about 2,000 people were on hand to watch the tournament in front of Best Western Jacó.In the end, Ticos placed at the top of their categories four times. Maykol Torres of Esterillos Oeste won the Open category; Paula Rodríguez of Jacó won the Women’s category; Dennis Picado, also of Jacó, was the Junior champ; and Oscar Urbina of the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo won Boys. Costa Rica won the tag team event as well.“I am very happy to be champion, especially since I had many problems with injuries. To come back and win is very emotional for me,” said Torres. “We were all united, a big family, and that gave us the championship.”The Costa Rica team also included Anthony Fillingim and Leiner Morales, from Santa Teresa; Durby Castillo, from Pavones; Emily Gussoni, Kenneth Perala and André Chacón, all from Jacó; Aldo Chirinos, from Playa Negra; Malakai Martínez, Lía Díaz, Emily Gussoni and Zulay Martínez, of Tamarindo; Gilbert Brown López and Gabriel Córdoba, from Puerto Viejo; Paulina Summers, from Limón; and Adolfo Gómez and Ale Gómez, of Sámara.Gilbert Brown, the four-time Costa Rican surf champion, served as coach for the national team, drawing on his own experience competing here in this country and as a former member of Tico teams that went out on the international stage.“I am proud of the heart that each and every member of our team put out in the water and in each heat,” said Brown. “There was not a moment that Costa Rica lowered their guard.”The Central American Surfing Championship 2016 is, for Costa Rica, one step closer to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic surfing event.  Next year in December, the sport will be included in the Managua Central American Games. Costa Rica plans to send a team to that contest as well.Results for the 2016 Central America Surfing Championships:Costa Rica 15.503 pointsGuatemala 10.770Panamá 9.472El Salvador 6.733Nicaragua 4.680Individual Results:OpenMaykol Torres (CRI)Anthony Fillingim (CRI)Jair Pérez (CRI)Jonny Alfonso (PAN)Women’sPaula Rodriguez (CRI)Emily Gussoni (CRI)Samanta Alonso (PAN)Candelaria Resano (NIC)JuniorDennis Picado (CRI)Agustin Cedeño (PAN)Aldo Chirinos (CRI)Malakai Martinez (CRI)Junior GirlsValentina Resano (NIC)Emily Gussoni (CRI)Zulay Martínez (CRI)Candelaria Resano (NIC)BoysOscar Urbina (CRI)André Chacón (CRI)Lester Hernández (GUA)José López (SAL)GirlsCandelaria Resano (NIC)Paulina Summers (CRI)Valentina Resano (NIC)Lia Díaz (CRI)Groms (Exhibition category)Darshan Antequera (CRI)Kai Gail (PAN)Tep Gail (PAN)Jose Martínez (SAL)Tag TeamCosta RicaPanamáGuatemalaEl Salvador Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica steps up safety measures ahead of World Surfing Games in Jacó Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year Leilani McGonagle wins national surf championship Entry-level surf event opens doors for Guanacaste kidslast_img read more

NEW YORK NY – Kevin Spacey was erased from All

first_img NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kevin Spacey was erased from “All the Money in the World” and booted from “House of Cards,” but a movie starring the disgraced actor is going forward with a summer release.Vertical Entertainment announced that it will release “Billionaire Boys Club” on video-on-demand on July 17 and in theatres August 17. The film is about young wealthy men in Los Angeles who run a Ponzi scheme. It stars Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Spacey.“Billionaire Boys Club” was shot in 2015, before Spacey was accused last fall of sexual assault and inappropriate behaviour by numerous people. Spacey apologized to one accuser, “Star Trek” actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey tried to force himself on Rapp in the 1980s. At the time, Rapp was 14.“We don’t condone sexual harassment on any level and we fully support victims of it,” the film distributor said in a statement. “At the same time, this is neither an easy nor insensitive decision to release this film in theatres, but we believe in giving the cast, as well as hundreds of crew members who worked hard on the film, the chance to see their final product reach audiences.”Other companies have elected to remove Spacey entirely from their productions.After shooting was completed but before the film was released, Sony Pictures and director Ridley Scott chose to reshoot large parts of “All the Money in the World” with Christopher Plummer in Spacey’s role. “House of Cards” producer Media Rights Capital, opted to move forward with a sixth and final season of “House of Cards,” but without Spacey. Netflix scrapped a Gore Vidal biopic starring Spacey. FILE – In this June 11, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Spacey, accused of sexual misconduct or assault by at least 24 men, was erased from “All the Money in the World” and booted from “House of Cards,” but a movie starring the disgraced actor is going forward with a summer release. Vertical Entertainment announced that it will release “Billionaire Boys Club” on video-on-demand on July 17 and in theaters August 17. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 20, 2018 10:33 am PDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2018 at 12:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Film starring Kevin Spacey to be released in Augustlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Adam Driver, from left, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm, cast members in “The Report,” pose together at the premiere of the film during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Amazon picks up CIA torture investigation film ‘The Report’ by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2019 10:32 am PDT PARK CITY, Utah — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film “The Report.”Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film.“The Report” stars Adam Driver as senate staffer Daniel Jones, who investigates the CIA’s detention and interrogation program.Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein in the long gestating film from writer-director Scott Z. Burns that received rave reviews at the festival. It was purchased for around $14 million.Amazon plans to release “The Report” in theatres in the fall for an awards push.It’s the second major acquisition for the studio, which also picked up Mindy Kaling’s talk show host comedy “Late Night” for $13 million.Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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