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Cavaliers ban fan who aimed racial taunts at Spurs’ Mills

first_imgUK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8) is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyle Korver (26) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers have indefinitely banned a fan from their arena for making racial taunts at San Antonio’s Patty Mills.Security officials reviewed videotape from Sunday’s game and identified the fan sitting near the court. He yelled at Mills while the Spurs guard was shooting free throws in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PSG denies Neymar requires surgery; Brazil doctor in Paris LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The team did not disclose his name or any details about him. He is barred from events at Quicken Loans Arena, with the team to review the ban after one year.While Mills was at the foul line, the fan was heard on the ABC broadcast twice yelling, “Hey, Jamaica called, they want their bobsledder back!” Mills is black and from Australia with an Aboriginal heritage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLast week, the Chicago Blackhawks banned four fans from attending their games after they yelled racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

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Day One at the BC Amateur Golf Championships

first_imgA few Fort St. John Golfers are participating in the BC Amateur Golf Championship.Day One of the championship wrapped up earlier today with Travis Eggers, Adam Henning, and Pieter De Bruyn of Fort St. John and Lakepoint Golf and Country Club participating. Adam ended day one with a score of +2, Pieter had a harder time ending with a +12. Adam is tied for 15th and Pieter is tied for 120th. Travis Eggers posted an even Par 70 in his first round, leaving him 5 strokes off the lead heading into second round action on Wednesday.The B.C. Amateur Championship is contested over four rounds of stroke play (72 holes) with a cut to 70 and ties after 36 holes.- Advertisement -The tournament is taking place at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver. The leader of the event after one round is Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford who shot a -5.To follow how our local players are doing…you can Click Here for a live leader board.last_img read more

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Every mutt has its day

first_imgOne of those judges, though, was a show-stealer herself – two-time Emmy-winning actress Michelle Stafford, best known for her scheming persona as Phyllis Summers Newman on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” “Bobby is just the greatest trainer, and I support him in everything he does,” said Stafford, who brought her own 3-year-old golden retriever, Beauregard. “He’s trained all my dogs.” Other celebrities judged included Allison Janney, Christina Applegate, Emily Deschanel, Ian Somerhalder, Maria Lark and Oscar-winner Kim Basinger, who presented the Best in Show award. New Leash on Life also hosts a Nuts for Mutts Walk each year, which along with the dog show helps fund the group’s animal rehabilitation programs. The dog show and fair included 30 judging events, with awards presented to dogs for such categories as Most Ear-isistable Ears, Best Kisser, Best Dressed and Friendliest. Most Toy Crazy was won by 2-year-old Odie. The dog, owned by Lamar Miller of Sherman Oaks, jumped into the air to snag a Frisbee but took down the judge to the ground with him. “It was a show-stopper,” said Miller’s friend, Dinusha DeSilva, also of Sherman Oaks, whose 13-month-old Roxy took second place in the Best Terrier Mix. tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS – The show is called Nuts for Mutts, which tells you all you need to know about dog lovers. Some 8,000 dog owners and many of their pets spent a rainy Sunday on a soggy football field for what the organizers called the ” `American Idol’ for dogs.” “Today’s show has been absolutely the best we’ve ever had,” said Bobby Dorafshar, the veteran dog trainer who with wife Kelly founded the New Leash on Life Animal Rescue, which organizes the event, now in its sixth year. “We’ve done something different this year with a new style of judging, kind of like `American Idol’ judging, where we’ll have three celebrity panelists for different categories.” last_img
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Made in Switzerland, Croatia’s Rakitic on cusp of World Cup glory

first_imgIt even occurs in the same family, notably in the Xhaka household. Arsenal midfielder Granit plays for Switzerland while Taulant represents Albania, with the two on opposing sides at Euro 2016.Rakitic was born in Rheinfelden, in the canton of Aargau, not far from Basel. He grew up in Mohlin, a small town of 11,000 people, where his father, fleeing the Yugoslav Wars, founded NK Pajde Mohlin in 1993, the club where Ivan started out.He then joined FC Basel, before signing for Germany’s Schalke aged just 19, all the while turning out for Switzerland’s national teams at junior level.Ivan Rakitic was born in Switzerland but chose to play for Croatia, the country of his parents © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV“The potential was there, there was no discussion regarding the Swiss national teams. We fought for him to come,” former Switzerland Under-21 coach Bernard Challandes told AFP.– Friendlies only –At the time, the rules were different and anyone who played an official match for a country at youth level could not switch nationalities as they can now.“He has always been clear and explained that he hadn’t yet made his decision, so we only picked him for friendlies,” explained Challandes, who was appointed coach of Kosovo earlier this year.Rakitic eventually opted for Croatia, making his debut in September 2007. He has since taken part in three European Championships and two World Cups.Rakitic scored the decisive penalty both times in shootout wins over Denmark and Russia © AFP/File / Adrian DENNIS“I know where I came from. I grew up in Switzerland, I was proud to play for Switzerland at youth level,” Rakitic said recently in an interview with Swiss newspaper Le Temps.“I’ve always said that I decided in favour of Croatia and not against Switzerland,” he said, adding that he first called Kobi Kuhn, the Swiss coach at the time, before contacting then Croatia boss Slaven Bilic.A person described as “very calm, kind, easy-going and always happy”, the 30-year-old Rakitic, married to an Andalusian woman from his time at Sevilla, is “very poised and manages his career in a very intelligent way”, said Challandes.– ‘Everything and nothing’ –“He’s a player who has everything and nothing at the same time. He’s not especially quick, not particularly strong physically, not a goalscorer.“However, he does everything right, he’s a kind of (Zinedine) Zidane who feels and sees everything before the others and is very strong technically.”The Barcelona star, who scored in Croatia’s 3-0 group-stage victory over Argentina, has been central in his country’s run to the final even if he is unlikely to win many individual accolades.Rakitic completed the 3-0 rout of Argentina in the group stage with a goal in stoppage time © AFP/File / Martin BERNETTI“Since the start he’s been what he is, an indispensable player but one who will never win the Ballon d’Or because he doesn’t do bicycle kicks or other tricks,” said Challandes.“He plays in a simple manner and people have sometimes struggled to see his importance. He plays his role wonderfully, he is one of the most important cogs.”Rakitic and Real Madrid maestro Luka Modric will be crucial to their team’s hopes of lifting the trophy in Moscow. However, fatigue could be a factor for Croatia after going to extra-time in three successive games.“The key to the match is in the physical recovery,” said Challandes. “Are the Croats going to recover from their efforts, with a day’s less rest?“If it’s the case, then the outcome may be determined by outstanding players such as Rakitic, Modric and (Ivan) Perisic but also (Kylian) Mbappe and (Antoine) Griezmann.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic trains in Sochi © AFP / Adrian DENNISLAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jul 14 – Faced with a choice between Switzerland, where he was born, and Croatia, the homeland of his parents, Ivan Rakitic made a painstaking decision that will see the midfielder line up against France in Sunday’s World Cup final.Swiss football is brimming with players of dual nationality such as former youth international Rakitic, whose loyalties are often divided between their adopted country and cherished homeland.last_img read more

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SINN FÉIN SURGE IN POLLS AS GOVERNMENT TAKES BATTERING

first_imgFINE Gael, Labour and Fianna Fail have all taken a battering in the latest opinion poll which makes Sinn Féin the second most popular party in the State.The Ipsos/MRBI poll for tomorrow’s Irish Times shows that Sinn Féin support increased by six points to 21%, putting it in second place. Independents and others are also up, by four points, to 19%.Support for Fine Gael is down three points to 33%, while Labour drops a huge six points to 13%. The poll was carried out among 1,000 on Monday and Tuesday and is the first poll for the Irish Times since last October and follows the budget and new indirect taxes like the Household Charge.Despite this, Fianna Fáil support still went down one point to 14%.Satisfaction with the Government has also taken a knock since October – its down a massive 14 points to just 23% while 73% now say they are dissatisfied with the coalition’s performance, an increase of 16 points.Satisfaction with Enda Kenny is down 10 points to 42%, and Eamon Gilmore is down 14 to 27%. However satisfaction with Opposition leaders is down as well – Micheál Martin drops five to 24% and Gerry Adams is down three to 29%. SINN FÉIN SURGE IN POLLS AS GOVERNMENT TAKES BATTERING was last modified: April 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SINN FÉIN SURGE IN POLLS AS GOVERNMENT TAKES BATTERINGlast_img read more

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Countries commit to COP 17 outcomes

first_img7 May 2012Representatives from the 32 countries in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), meeting in Bonn, Germany this weekend, expressed their determination to build on the strong momentum of the UN climate talks in Durban.The representatives looked at what needed to be done to ensure that key decisions that came out of the Durban conference were effectively implemented. They also made a commitment to intensify the curbing of greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC, which took place in Durban in November/December 2011, delivered a comprehensive package of decisions that advances the global effort to address climate change.One of the central outcomes of the meeting in South Africa was to pave the way for a legally binding agreement under the UN Climate Convention applicable to all parties, to be completed by 2015 and to come into effect from 2020.‘Implementation and implementation now’Speaking at the two-day Bonn meeting, South Africa’s international relations minister and COP 17 president, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, said the Durban conference had resulted in one of the furthest reaching, most encompassing outcomes in the history of the climate change negotiations.She reiterated that equity needed to be a central component of any future global climate change regime.“Let me also remind you that as we build towards the future, we must remain seized with implementing the agreements that have been made on the Green Climate Fund, finance, adaptation, technology and capacity building,” Nkoana-Mashabane said.“The key focus area must still remain: implementation, implementation and implementation now.”Keeping the Kyoto Protocol aliveNkoana-Mashabane said political guidance was needed in several areas to make progress this year. This, she pointed out, included the amending the Kyoto Protocol in Doha at the end of the year so that it could continue at the beginning of 2013.She said there was a need to clarify emission reduction pledges and accounting arrangements outside of the Kyoto Protocol for the period up to 2020. This would then lead to the completion of the final steps to operationalize the adaptation and technology institutions to help enhance developing country action.The other step, Nkoana-Mashabane told the participants, would be to advance on long-term climate finance; and finally to define the path for a new global climate change agreement.UNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres, who addressed the informal meeting, also stressed that governments needed to act urgently, decisively and tangibly to reduce emissions.Raising levels of ambitionNoting that this was economically feasible and technically attainable, Nkoana-Mashabane said success would, however, depend on ambitious reduction efforts in industrialised countries, and on a sufficient level of ambition to support action by developing countries.At COP 17, governments noted with “grave concern” the significant gap between countries’ current pledges to curb emissions and what was required to limit the increase of global average temperatures to, at the most, 2 degrees Celsius.Because of this, they had agreed to undertake a work plan to close the gap between what had already been pledged and what was required to meet this goal.The launch of the new negotiations to shape the new global climate change agreement, and first discussions on how to raise ambition, will take place at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn from 14 to 25 May, a meeting which is designed to prepare decisions for adoption at the UN Climate Change Conference in Qatar from 26 November to 7 December.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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2015 Ohio FFA Convention Photo Gallery

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Stars Over Ohio: Mariah Cox, Zane Trace, Dakota McKee, Ridgemont, Sam Robertson, Buckeye Central, Bailey Gompf, Mt. Gilead The Hardy Boys entertained the crowd Shelby Furer State VP Star Americans Dakota McKee, Austin Wippel, Westfall, and Jakob Wilson, Fairbanks Matthew Hiser, Dist. 9 President Natalie Miller, State Secretary Aaron Klohn, from the Clyde Chapter, learns to juggle on stage. FFA members participate in a challenging game of Simon Says. Curtis Zimmerman, keynote speaker FFA members are following the instructions of speaker Curtis Zimmerman Braden Thatcher, Lincolnview Chapter, entertains the crowd New FFA chapters were recognized Andrew Gifford with CROP/Church World Service talks about how FFA chapter donations will help other. FFA chapters and members donated over $16,000 to CROP/Church World Service and nearly $51,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Micah Mensing Teachers and administrators of Ohio’s state officers were recognized President Sydney Snider welcomes Ohio FFA members Ray Stahl, from Buckeye Central, shoots baskets in the trade show. Jerrett Crowthers, from the Edgewood/Butler Tech FFA (and also a 2015 student reporter) presented the Creed. Luce Perez presented the official Spanish verso of the FFA Creed. Thomas Shaw demonstrated his love of Taylor Swift and dance moves on stage. Student reporter Jarrett Crowthers got to interview MIss Ohio and Roxy Miss Ohio showed she is a talent ventriloquist Elizabeth Corwin shared her talent with the crowd Versailles FFA was the top chapter in Community Development Ridgemont FFA was the top chapter in Chapter Development Mowerystown FFA was the top chapter in Student Development Ohio’s Gold Rated chapters were recognizedlast_img read more

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Google to Launch Server-Side Clipboard for Docs

first_imgOne of the features that Google’s online office program Google Docs lacks is a cloud-based version of Microsoft Office’s “clipboard” feature. Although you can copy and paste when using Docs, it’s a much simpler procedure. The keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + C” copies and “Ctrl + V” pastes, but it’s a one-time process. You can’t accumulate a collection of copied items for later pasting as you can with the Office clipboard. Some may argue that’s by design – Google likes to keep things simple. However, it appears that may not be the case, after all. As spotted by the Google Operating System blog, a new server-side clipboard looks like it may be close to launch.A Real Clipboard! Google Docs Business Users Will Rejoice Considering Google’s continuing advances in the enterprise space, it’s not surprising that the company is interested in implementing a cloud-based clipboard to rival the one in Office. Although this may not be the sort of feature that everyday consumers and users of the free version of Docs care much about, it’s a perfect example of the sort of feature that a business user needs. When crafting long documents, the ability to store a collection of text, images and other media for re-use throughout a particular file is a time-saving feature that many cannot live without. It’s arguably even one of the top reasons why some feel they can’t make a complete switch from their desktop office software, be that Microsoft Office or Open Office or something else, to an online service like Google Docs. Beyond Docs: A Clipboard for YouTube, Picasa and More? According to the blog post that uncovered this feature (still in testing it appears), the Google Docs clipboard looks like an implementation of a service called Google Cloudboard, revealed back in fall of last year via an accidentally publicized internal feedback form. Cloudboard was described as a “server-side clipboard for Google Apps.” Like Cloudboard, the new clipboard works within Google Docs and other Google services including Gmail and Calendar – at least that’s what has been spotted so far. However, when the Cloudboard feature was discovered, it was described as working with services outside of Google Apps, too. For example, copying from Picasa, YouTube, Maps and even Google Image Search were cited as use cases for the Cloudboard. The Cloudboard/clipboard Google has in mind could be handy for heavy Gmail users, especially if it became a feature of the Gmail service itself. It also somewhat brings to mind the Windows Live Mail Quick Add feature which integrates Bing searches, images and video into the online webmail program via a sidebar panel. Google’s clipboard could easily do the same and more. 30-Day Retention Policy: This Clipboard Stays with You In Google’s case, clipboard content wouldn’t just remain in the program while your Docs/Apps session was active – it would actually remain on Google’s Servers for an entire month. According to a now-public Google Help Article: Content you copy to the server clipboard is stored on Google’s servers and remains there until 30 days have passed since you last took action on (for example, copied) a given content selection. Even if a document is deleted, anything you copied from that document to the server clipboard will still exist on Google’s servers for that 30-day period. You can delete all items stored on the server clipboard by clicking the drop-down menu and selecting Clear all items. The article also reveals how the Clipboard content is tied to your Google Account as opposed to one particular computer. “That means you can copy more than one selection and then choose which one to paste later, the page reads. “It also means you can copy something on one computer and then paste it on another.” Although the Google Docs blog hasn’t formally announced this feature (as of the time of writing), we’re confident that it’s more than a rumor at this point. Usually when Google gets around to creating Help documentation, the feature is near launch…sometimes even hours away. We hope that’s the case here, too. Image credit: googlesystem.blogspot.com sarah perez Tags:#Google#web#Web Office Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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F1 great Michael Schumacher’s health report revealed

first_imgSchumacher was hospitalised with severe head injuries after his December 29 ski accidentFormula One great Michael Schumacher who left a French hospital on Monday, six months after a skiing accident, is now able to respond to the sound of his wife’s voice, said a report in Germany’s Bild newspaper.After having spent months in coma ever since his skiing accident on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps on December 29, Schumacher left the hospital in Grenoble “to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” manager Sabine Kehm said in a statement on Monday. However, she gave no further details on Schumacher’s condition.According to details which have now emerged, the F1 legend has lost considerable weight, more than 44 lbs, and weighs just 55 kg now. But even when Schumacher was in coma, doctors had begun physical therapy to keep his body flexible and his muscles active.Schumacher was also said to be able to breathe without assistance for unspecified periods. According to Bild report, he is no longer dependent on life-sustaining machines.  He cannot talk yet, but what’s most encouraging is the fact that he responds to the voices around him, particularly his wife, Corinna.”The voice of Corinna has a much stronger effect on him than the voices of other people,” Bild wrote.Schumacher, his wife and their two children live in Switzerland. He had met with an accident while on a family vacation as he was skiing with his 14-year-old son in December. The accidentThe 45-year-old German driver was hospitalised with severe head injuries after his December 29 ski accident, which split his helmet as he crashed into rocks on the slope at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps.advertisementMichael Schumacher retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titlesDoctors in Grenoble put him into a coma to rest his brain and decrease swelling, and they operated to remove blood clots, but some were too deeply embedded.Little information has been released on Schumacher’s condition over recent months. Monday’s statement was the first substantial update since Kehm said in early April that Schumacher “shows moments of consciousness and awakening.” The legacySchumacher earned universal acclaim for his uncommon and sometimes ruthless driving talent, which led to a record 91 race wins. He retired from F1 racing in 2012 after an unmatched seven world titles: two with Benetton in 1994 and 1995, and five consecutive championships with Ferrari from 2000 to 2004. The German came back to the sport with Mercedes in 2010, securing only one podium before retiring for a second time at the end of 2012.last_img read more