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first_imgDale Steyn,Morne Morkel,Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Virat Kohli,India vs South Africa,Cape Town Test,first Test,Shikhar Dhawan,Murali Vijay,Cheteshwar Pujara,Ajinkya Rahane,Vernon Philander,Jasprit Bumrah,Ravichandran Ashwin,Mohammed ShamiSouth Africa pacers rocked India early as the hosts clawed their way back following a poor batting display on the first day of the first Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.India had a disastrous start with Murali Vijay (1), Shikhar Dhawan (16) and captain Virat Kohli (5) falling without contributing much after the visitors bowled South Africa out for 286 runs.India will play South Africa and Sony Ten Network have the rights.You can watch Live Streaming of the 1st Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town on SonyLIV from 2:00 PM today.As for TV the match will shown live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten 3, Sony Ten 3 HD, in both English and Hindi.Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Morne Morne bowled probing spells as India crawled to 28/3 at the close of play on the first day, still trailing South Africa by 258 runs.However, Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 5 and Rohit Sharma, who replaced Ajinkya Rahane in the playing XI, was at the other end at nought.Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a devastating spell of pace bowling and picked a wicket in each of his first three overs to tear apart the South African batting line-up.Bhuvneshwar finished with 4/87 from his 19 overs to help India bundle South Africa out for 286. Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets while Mohammed Shami, debutant Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya chipped in with one wicket apiece.advertisementBhuvneshwar snagged opener Dean Elgar with just the third ball of the day and then in the next two overs had Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla dismissed cheaply to have the home side reeling at 12 for three inside only the fifth over.But AB de Villiers staged a fight back as he took on Bhuvneshwar, hitting four 4s off him in an over as he relentlessly punished loose deliveries.De Villiers reached his 50 off just 55 deliveries. Du Plessis was more circumspect at the other end, no doubt also reflecting on his decision to bat after winning the toss before the start of play.India’s early impetus was ended by a 114-run partnership for the fourth wicket between De Villiers and Du Plessis, who attacked the Indian bowlers and punished loose deliveries.De Villiers reached his 50 off 55 deliveries before being bowled by Bumrah after lunch for 65 runs.Du Plessis scored 62 before flashing at a wide delivery and handing all-rounder Hardik Pandya his first wicket of the three-match series.His argument that he was going to gamble on batting because the wicket was still soft and would get quicker later in the day as it dried out, looked without substance as Bhuvneshwar made full use of grass-covered track and had South Africa, who pick four seamers themselves, in early trouble.last_img read more

first_imgApple may secretly be working on a standalone AR cum VR headset, if a new CNET report is to be gone by. The report, that cites a person familiar with Apple’s plans, suggests the standalone AR cum VR headset from Apple that will be powered by Cupertino’s in-house 5nm processor and sport two pixel-popping 8K displays — one for each eye — is still in early stages of development but is slated for release sometime in 2010. The project, the reports adds, is codenamed T288.Being a standalone headset means Apple’s take would be completely untethered from a computer or smartphone although it would be connected to a dedicated box using a high-speed, short-range wireless technology called WiGig. The headset would in fact support version 2.0 of the technology, that would apparently boost speeds and range in such devices, and is slated to release sometime in 2019. The dedicated box, in its current state, reportedly resembles a PC tower.Apple’s tryst with AR and VR aren’t new. CEO Tim Cook has been quite vocal about the technologies, especially AR, but Apple has as such stayed mum over the prospects of a dedicated headset so far. Although the report is quick to note that Apple may also scrap the project down the line, it’s the first time we’re hearing constructive details of an Apple-branded AR cum VR headset, which in itself is big news.The company, to recall, rolled out ARKit last year to help developers design AR experiences for the iPhone and iPad, so the said devices will be aware of their surroundings and will allow users to interact with them virtually through AR. All that users will have to do is look through the phone, and they’ll see objects and information overlaid onto the real world, something on the lines of Microsoft’s Hololens, only cheaper. This can then be utilised in various ways. Through apps and games.advertisementA standalone AR cum VR headset will be in a different league though, and because, no one of the high-profile companies that specialise in AR and VR have been able to bring out a high-end VR/AR headset till now means the industry will be looking at Apple from a future point of view as well. Devices like the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift need a high-end computer to work, along side a bevy of wires and cables. Standalone headsets that use Qualcomm’s all-in-one reference design like the HTC Vive Focus are not that powerful. Apple’s take sounds like it may have a solution for the both the problems that current-generation headsets are marred with. If only Apple comes out with one in the days to come, that is.ALSO READ: Xiaomi is building the Oculus Go, a standalone VR headset for the masseslast_img read more

first_img 34 Bruun Larsen 2 Wagner 22 Pulisic 32 Kimmich 35 Hitz (s 74′) 17 Boateng Share on LinkedIn 40 Oelschlagel (s 65′) The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football 4 Sule 16 Akanji Topics 0 0 BAY DOR BAY50DOR50% (s 82′) Read more 11 Rodriguez 2 Zagadou 5 Hakimi 9 Lewandowski 33 Weigl Possession The lead, though, did not last long and Bayern were back in front on 52 minutes. The ball dropped to Joshua Kimmich on the touchline and his lofted cutback sat up for Lewandowski to head in. Dortmund almost got themselves level again when Sancho’s pass found Reus, who knocked the ball past Neuer only for Kimmich to make a remarkable clearance off the line. As the hour passed, Lewandowski thought he had grabbed a hat-trick with an angled drive into the top-left corner, but the offside flag was up.Bayern somehow survived again on 62 minutes when Sancho darted into the right side of the penalty area and clipped the ball back into the centre. Alcácer, though, failed to convert due to Jérôme Boateng’s superb saving tackle and Jacob Bruun Larsen sent the rebound over. Reus clipped another good chance wide before sweeping in a superb finish without breaking stride from a cross by Lukasz Piszczek on 67 minutes to make it 2-2.Dortmund completed the turnaround on 73 minutes when Franck Ribery was caught in possession by Sancho, who fed Axel Witsel. The Belgian picked out Alcácer, who outpaced the Bayern defence to slot past Neuer. Bayern looked for a late equaliser, which almost arrived when a free-kick from Kimmich was inadvertently headed back towards his own goal by Reus, the ball dropping just past the post. In stoppage time, Lewandowski flicked the ball home from close range only to be denied by the offside flag once again, with the correct decision confirmed by VAR.Borussia Mönchengladbach are four points behind Dortmund in second after they recorded a 3-1 away win over Werder Bremen.In La Liga Atlético Madrid’s captain Diego Godín struck in stoppage time to give his side a 3-2 home win over Athletic Bilbao that takes them up to second. Bilbao had led and been pegged back twice by the hosts when, with time almost up, the Wanda Metropolitano stadium erupted as the hobbling Uruguayan defender nodded in after Antoine Griezmann had flicked the ball goalward following a free-kick.Atlético move to within a point of Barcelona, who host Real Betis on Sunday. Elsewhere, Valencia won 1-0 at Getafe, Girona were held to a 0-0 draw at home by struggling Leganés, and Valladolid played out a goalless draw against Eibar.In Italy Davide Biraschi’s late own-goal earned Napoli a 2-1 comeback victory over Genoa that lifts Carlo Ancelotti’s men back up to second in Serie A. Parma joined eighth-placed Torino on 17 points with a 2-1 victory over the Granata in Turin, and in Saturday’s other game Cagliari scored twice in the last 16 minutes to salvage a 2-2 draw at SPAL. 8 Javi Martinez 6 Delaney Share via Email Share on Twitter 0 6 9 Alcacer (s 59′) 50 50 The Observer Bayern Munich 35 Sanches 11 Reus Share on Facebook 27 Alabacenter_img (s 46′) Fouls Share on Messenger Marco Reus scored twice as the Bundesliga leaders, Borussia Dortmund, came from behind to beat Bayern Munich 3-2 in a thrilling showdown at Signal Iduna Park. Robert Lewandowski had put Bayern ahead against his former club with a bullet header, but Reus equalised from the penalty spot early in the second half.The Poland forward nodded in a second before Reus levelled again with a stunning finish and the substitute Paco Alcácer secured a memorable victory with a third on the break. Lewandowski was twice denied a hat-trick by an offside flag – the second coming deep into stoppage time – on a day when Dortmund opened up a seven-point lead over their rivals, who stay third.Dortmund, looking to equal a club record of 11 Bundesliga games without defeat, started brightly and the English winger Jadon Sancho almost got clear on the counter. On 10 minutes, Reus burst into the Bayern penalty area but produced a tame effort that his Germany teammate Manuel Neuer saved comfortably.Lewandowski, who left Dortmund in 2014, went down looking for a penalty under what looked minimal contact from Julian Weigl but the referee waved play on. Bayern slowly started to take control and Lewandowski eventually made the pressure count on 26 minutes, crashing a bullet header from a cross by Serge Gnabry past Dortmund’s stand-in keeper Marwin Hitz.Dortmund regrouped at the interval and were awarded a penalty just three minutes into the second half. Sancho played a pass into the right side of the area for Reus, who touched the ball past the diving Neuer, the goalkeeper’s momentum bringing the forward down. Despite protests, the penalty stood following another look by the video assistant referee and Reus made no mistake from the spot. 5 Hummels La Liga Goal attempts 10 Gotze Dortmund 19 Dahoud 28 Witsel 36 Toprak Substitutes 13 Rafinha 26 Piszczek 7 Ribery (s 82′) 26 Ulreich Match stats Share on WhatsApp 18 Goretzka 28 Will 1 Neuer Lineups Corners Borussia Dortmund 0 Dortmund Off target 0 Bayern 2 Dortmund On target 2 Bayern Substitutes European club football match reports 13 Guerreiro 22 Gnabry 25 Muller 7 Sancho Share on Pinterest Bundesliga Bayern Reuse this contentlast_img read more

21 March 2010Marking the 50th anniversary of the massacre of protesters taking a peaceful stand against apartheid in South Africa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that there is “no room for racist and xenophobic acts” at this summer’s soccer World Cup in the country, the first time the event will ever be held in Africa. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on 21 March to commemorate the gunning down of the dozens of protestors in Sharpeville, South Africa. On this “solemn anniversary,” the worst must reaffirm its commitment to “guard against a repeat of the horrors rooted in racism,” ranging from slavery to ethnic cleansing and genocide, Mr. Ban said in a message to commemorate the Day. This year’s observance takes on added significance as South Africa prepares to hold the World Cup, and he stressed that the world has a collective responsibility to make sure that no racist or xenophobic acts take place, either inside or outside football stadiums. “More broadly,” the Secretary-General said, “we must push for all sports organizations to adopt stringent anti-discrimination policies, as well as frameworks for punishing the perpetrators of racist incidents and justice for the victims.” The International Day is also an opportunity to highlight the powerful role played by sports to bring people of all backgrounds and cultures closer together, he pointed out. “Sports can empower disenfranchised communities, influence our perceptions and inspire millions of people around the world.” The memory of the Sharpeville massacre’s victims, Mr. Ban said, should be honoured by stepping up efforts worldwide to stamp out all forms of racism and racial discrimination. “Let us cherish the rich diversity of humankind and respect the inherent dignity and equality of every human being.” High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay echoed the Secretary-General’s sentiments that this summer’s World Cup provides an opportunity “both to take a fresh look at the issue of racism in sport, and to enhance sport’s tremendous potential to undermine racism, xenophobia and similar forms of intolerance in wider society.” In a statement marking the International Day, she noted that racism continues to be a problem in sports in many countries, and she urged sports administrators to follow the lead set by two of the world’s top soccer authorities – FIFA and UEFA – to put into place campaigns to banish it at all levels. Recalling “disgraceful” incidents at football stadiums where fans have verbally players on the basis of their race, Ms. Pillay pointed out that while FIFA rules allow for points to be deducted when clubs have not take appropriate action, national leagues often do not apply such rules. “On occasions, rich clubs and rich national bodies have escaped with derisory fines of a few thousand dollars after serious racist incidents during matches,” she said, urging national football authorities everywhere to “back their strong rhetoric with serious and consistent disincentives, including stadium bans, and point deductions. Until they do so, the admirable goal of eradicating racism in football will not be achieved.” Although racial diversity is now the norm on the football field, minorities continue to be “disturbingly” under-represented at managerial levels, the High Commissioner said. “The role of sports in changing attitudes towards racism is potentially immense – especially sports like football which attract huge and passionate live and TV audiences,” she said. “I sincerely hope that the 2010 World Cup will not only be a successful and joyous event in its own right, but that it will also stimulate further sustained effort to eradicate racism from sport, and through this powerful vector help extend more positive attitudes towards minorities and migrants to society at large.” For their part, UN independent human rights experts noted that “racism is not only yesterday’s problem – but an immense challenge for today.” The scourge continues to plague every society and causes suffering for millions worldwide, they said. “The 50th anniversary of the Sharpeville events is a day to remember and to pay tribute to the many who fell, but also the many who continue the struggle against racism – helping to make a difference to their own lives and the lives of others,” the experts said, praising the courage and determination of those endeavouring to end segregation and racism while boosting understanding and acceptance. Too many countries, they underlined, are not carrying out their obligations against racism, with some even being perpetrators of it. “Everyday, in every region, often in the face of adversity, people stand up against racism and injustice,” the group said. “Those people should expect the States where they live to be their strongest allies, protecting and supporting in their daily fight against racism.” The UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) is using its partnership with the football club FC Barcelona to kick off an anti-racism campaign on 24 March at the teams game against Osasuna. This will be followed by other activities throughout the year at which Barcelona players will add their voices to the rejection of racism. read more

26 April 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the 10-year extension of a committee tasked with monitoring a United Nations resolution seeking to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. “Concerted international cooperation and action remains vital to the prevention of proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery to terrorists and other non-State actors,” a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson stated. Last week the Security Council extended until 25 April 2021 the mandate of the committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004), which imposes binding obligations on all States to establish controls preventing the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and their means of delivery.In addition to monitoring the resolution, the so-called 1540 Committee encourages greater international cooperation on issues related to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to promote universal adherence to existing non-proliferation treaties.Last week’s resolution also requested the Secretary-General to establish a group of up to eight experts to assist the committee.“The Secretary-General will continue to give priority to disarmament and non-proliferation issues and is ready to work actively with the Security Council to promote international efforts to achieve the objectives of resolution 1540 (2004),” today’s statement added. read more

“This is an important step forward to start with, but much more needs to be done,” said the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, at a news conference after the signing.“Under the Framework, Iran and the IAEA will cooperate further with respect to verification activities to be undertaken by the IAEA to resolve all present and past issues.”Iran’s nuclear programme – which its officials have stated is for peaceful purposes, but some other countries contend is driven by military ambitions – has been a matter of international concern since the discovery in 2003 that the country had concealed its nuclear activities for 18 years in breach of its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).Iran’s cooperation will include providing the IAEA with timely information about its nuclear facilities and in regard to the implementation of transparency measures. For its part, the IAEA agreed to continue to take into account Iran’s security concerns, including through the use of managed access and the protection of confidential information.The Joint Statement on a Framework for Cooperation, signed by Mr. Amano and Iranian vice-president Ali Akbar Salehi, includes an annex that lists practical measures to be taken as a first step by Iran within three months. These include providing mutually agreed relevant information and access to the Gchine mine in Bandar Abbas and the Heavy Water Production Plant, providing information on all new research reactors, providing information regarding the identification of 16 sites designated for the construction of nuclear power plants, and clarification on the announcements made by Iran regarding additional enrichment facilities and with respect to laser enrichment technology.Mr. Amano said that outstanding issues that are not contained in the annex will be addressed in the subsequent steps under the Framework for Cooperation.“The IAEA is firmly committed to resolving all outstanding issues through dialogue and cooperation,” he added. read more

“In the situations of both South Sudan and CAR, we are extremely concerned about the safety of refugees and displaced people, particularly with access being affected by the fighting and insecurity,” UN refugee agency (UNHCR) spokesperson Adrian Edwards told a news briefing in Geneva.”Today’s appeals reflect the worsening situations in both cases, with hundreds of thousands of people now affected.”Of the new funding, $59 million are targeted for South Sudan, where well over 1,000 people have been killed and some 300,000 others driven from their home since fighting erupted between Government and opposition forces less than a month ago.The remaining $40.2 million is destined for CAR, where thousands of people are estimated to have been killed, nearly 1 million driven from their homes, and 2.2 million, about half the population, need humanitarian aid in a conflict which erupted when mainly Muslim rebels launched attacks a year ago and has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones as mainly Christian militias take up arms.Both requests by UNHCR, which are for the period to the end of March, follow appeals launched by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on 31 and 24 December respectively on behalf of all UN agencies for $209 million for South Sudan and $152.2 million in immediate support for a 100-day plan for CAR.Mr. Edwards said the situation has continued to deteriorate in South Sudan, where the number of people fleeing to neighbouring countries has quickly increased to some 43,000 people, and Uganda now seeing between 4,000 and 5,000 arriving every day. Inside the country some 232,000 people have been driven from their homes, including 60,500 sheltering at 10 UN bases.He said the appeal included projections of additional displacement between now and April. “It anticipates that refugee numbers could rise to 125,000 and that the number of people displaced within South Sudan could reach 400,000″, he noted. UNHCR emergency operations includeToday’s supplementary appeal for CAR aims to support more than 1 million people, including 86,400 refugees in neighbouring countries and 958,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs)..In both countries, the crises have displaced tens of thousands more people over the past three weeks and “insecurity makes assisting them more expensive, having to resort to airlifts for example when roads are not safe,” Mr. Edwards stressed. UNHCR emergency operations include registering, sheltering and protecting refugees, providing supplies to displaced people, designing and managing camps for them, and protecting the most vulnerable among them. read more

Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga attempts a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Minnesota in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament on March 3, 2018. Ohio State won 90-88 to advance to the championship. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — Trailing Minnesota 85-79 with 4:40 remaining in fourth quarter, the Ohio State women’s basketball team had a sliver of hope to come back for a victory.A six-point lead does not seem like much on paper, especially with nearly five minutes left. But on a night in which free throws were not falling and baskets suddenly seeming hard to make, six points seemed like a lot to overcome. Coincidentally enough, a game full of runs was decided by one final run to close out the game. Ohio State made an 11-3 run in the final four-and-a-half minutes of the game to advance past the upset-happy Golden Gophers in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament. The full 40 minutes almost weren’t enough to decide the outcome of the back-and-forth matchup filled with 16 lead changes and 11 ties. But midway through the fourth quarter, it seemed like there would finally be no more lead changes.A layup with 4:40 left in the fourth quarter by redshirt junior guard Kenisha Bell resulted in a timeout called by Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff. At that point in time, the Buckeyes were shooting 2-of-11 in the quarter and had not scored in more than two minutes.He only had one message to his team: keep fighting.“I thought both teams played really hard, and for a stretch in the third quarter I thought Minnesota played harder than we did, and I thought we played harder in the fourth quarter,” McGuff said. “They were getting a lot of 50-50 balls, then we were getting them down the stretch. That was what we kept emphasizing, just make sure we play hard.”A jumper by redshirt senior Linnae Harper on the Buckeyes’ second possession after the timeout sparked a much-needed run. Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell followed the bucket up with an and-one, pulling Ohio State within one point.The Buckeyes clamped up forcing Bell to miss her second shot in as many possessions. After a missed layup by senior forward Alexa Hart and redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga’s missed put-back attempt, Hart got a second opportunity after sophomore guard Jensen Caretti’s offensive rebound and buried a shot from the block to give Ohio State an 86-85 lead with 2:40 remaining.After a defensive stop, the Buckeyes did not score, but had a possession McGuff called “probably the possession of the game.”Mavunga essentially killed a minute-and-a-half of time by herself. Strong effort on the glass resulted in two offensive rebounds by her. The rebounds didn’t result in points, but they minimized the Golden Gophers’ chances of a comeback. With the rebounds, she became the first player in Big Ten tournament history to pick up at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in one game. “It’s really an honor, I had no idea,” Mavunga said. “I wasn’t even going after trying to get a certain number of stats, whatever the team needed me to do is what I was there to do.”Mitchell ended the possession with a missed jumper, and Minnesota finally got a defensive rebound and pushed the ball in transition. Mitchell was the only player able to get back in time and as Bell went up for a layup, she stuck her hand in and pried the ball out. With only 34 seconds left, initially it was ruled Minnesota’s ball, but after a couple minutes of review, the officials was determined the ball came off Bell’s knee as it went out of bounds. For the remainder of the game, Minnesota played the foul game, in hopes of Ohio State slipping up. But the Buckeyes, who shot 50 percent from the free-throw line, did just enough to come out with a win.A pair of made free throws put the Buckeyes up three with 29 seconds remaining. Mavunga was forced to defend guards as a result of switching onto them and blocked two shots in the final 20 seconds of the game.Minnesota made a late 3-pointer to pull within two points with five seconds remaining and Ohio State missed four of its final six free throws, but the Golden Gophers missed their final shot and allowed the Buckeyes to move on to the tournament final Sunday against Maryland. read more

first_imgNEWBORN BABIES AT one of the biggest hospitals in the north-west are at risk of contracting hospital-borne infections because of the lack of a system to oversee the cleaning of baby baths.A HIQA inspection of Letterkenny General Hospital said there was no system for cleaning baby baths in the hospital – meaning it was impossible to tell whether a baby cot in a hospital corridor needed cleaning.The report said mothers took a baby bath from the corridor outside the maternity ward whenever one was needed – meaning newborn babies were at risk of acquiring a ‘HCAI’, or healthcare-associated infection.The report was compiled after an unannounced visit to the hospital on February 27, and says the risks of the unwashed baby baths had been brought to the attention of the clinical nurse manager on the ward.Elsewhere in the maternity ward, inspectors noted that the there had been visible debris and dust on floors, edges, corners, bed frames, bedrails and high surfaces – and even on the hand-gel dispensers at the entrance to each room.‘Moderate’ dust in room for C-section recoveryIn particular, the room used by women recovering from caesarian sections had a moderate amount of dust, including on its bed frame, mattress, cot and lampshade.The report also criticised clutter in many areas, in particular the storage and ‘dirty’ utility rooms – the latter, containing clinical waste and materials awaiting collection, was unlocked.It also identified a recurring issue of empty wheelchairs hindering access to fire-fighting equipment in the hospital’s emergency department. The wheelchairs were removed when the problem was first identified, but more wheelchairs had been left in the same spot later in the visit.“The Authority found that while there was some evidence of good practice in the three areas assessed, overall, the three areas assessed were unclean,” its report said.The report acknowledged that the hospital building was old, and posed larger “infrastructure challenges”, but said the overall level of dust and clutter suggested that the physical environment “was not effectively managed and maintained” to reduce the risk of infecton to patients.Hospital authorities have been given six weeks to compile a quality improvement plan, while a follow-up inspection will be held in the next six months.Read: ‘Worrying’ HIQA report raises questions about safety of foster children in Dublin North Westlast_img read more

first_imgIt could be at least until 2019 before Battle Ground Public Schools makes boundary changes to alleviate overcrowding at its southern campuses, news that drew the ire of a group of Glenwood Heights Primary School teachers who attended Monday’s school board meeting.The board that evening approved the formation of a task force that will explore different options for boundary adjustments in light of continued failures of district bond measures, with the goal of approving those changes for the 2019-2020 school year.But for the group of Glenwood Heights staff who attended the meeting, clad in their red school T-shirts, 2019 is not soon enough.Schools at the district’s south end, including Glenwood Heights Primary School and nearby Laurin Middle School, are being squeezed by continued growth in the surrounding neighborhood. Staff said the growth is affecting student learning and campus safety, and asked that the board more directly communicate with teachers in decision making moving forward.Kris Peters, a math intervention specialist, said the district’s most at-needs students have been disproportionately affected by growth. Those who need extra support, either through additional reading or math classes, are forced to meet in the hallway because there’s no classroom for them.The school’s English-language learners — 152 of them at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s last count — have one classroom, she said.“That’s the only space they have,” Peters said.Special education teacher Lesli Collum said the group is concerned about transparency and accountability at the district level. She said the district hasn’t directly involved teachers and staff in discussions about overcrowding.last_img read more

first_imgIn this 3 July 2018, image taken from video provided by the Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page, Thai boys smile as Thai Navy SEAL medic help injured children inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The Thai soccer teammates stranded more than a week in the partly flooded cave said they were healthy on a video released Wednesday, as heavy rains forecast for later this week could complicate plans to safely extract them. Photo : APTheir skinny faces illuminated by a flashlight, the Thai soccer teammates stranded for nearly two weeks in a partly flooded cave said in a video released Wednesday that they were healthy, as heavy rains forecast for later this week threatened to complicate plans to safely extract the boys.The 12 boys and their coach are seen in the video sitting with Thai navy SEALs in the dark cave. The boys, many wrapped in foil warming blankets, take turns introducing themselves, pressing their hands together in a traditional Thai greeting and saying their names and that they are healthy.The video, lasting about a minute, was recorded sometime Tuesday and was posted on the navy SEAL Facebook page Wednesday morning. The navy later released two more videos of the boys.The boys, aged 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach disappeared after they went exploring in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Chiang Rai province after a soccer game 23 June. The teammates, who were trapped inside when heavy rains flooded the cave, were found by rescue divers Monday night during a desperate search that drew assistance from experts around the globe.Authorities said the boys, who had also been shown Tuesday in a video shot by the British diver who discovered them, were being looked after by seven members of the Thai navy SEALs, including medics, who were staying with them inside the cave. They were mostly in stable condition and have received high-protein drinks.In all of the videos, the boys appeared in good spirits. In the most recent video, a navy SEAL is shown treating minor cuts on the feet and legs of the boys with antibiotic ointment. Several of the boys are seen smiling as they interact with the navy SEAL, who cracks jokes.Seeing the boys has boosted the mood of their family members, and officials are working to install an internet cable to the cave so that parents can talk to their children.Kian Kamluang, whose 16-year-old son, Pornchai, is in the cave, said she had thought there was a 50 per cent chance that her son would be found.”It’s like he has been given a new life,” she said, adding that she’ll never let her son go into a cave or near water again.Those waiting for the boys to come out included a group of students who are friends with some of the boys trapped inside, who sang a song in front of the entrance to show their support.Several religious figures have also shown up, the most popular being a famous Buddhist monk, Kruba Boonchum, who when he first visited the scene had predicted that the boys would be found this week.He returned Wednesday to offer prayers for their safe rescue, and as measure of the respect in which he was held, was allowed access to the cave, which is generally off-limits to outsiders.SEAL commander Rear Adm Arpakorn Yookongkaew said Tuesday that there was no rush to bring the group out of the cave, since they’re safe where they are. The current flooding situation means the boys would have to dive, which rescue experts have said could be extremely dangerous. While efforts to pump out floodwaters are continuing, some Thai officials have indicated that heavy rains forecast for this weekend could force them to decide the boys should swim and dive out using the same complicated route of narrow passageways through which their rescuers entered.Chiang Rai provincial governor Narongsak Osatanakorn said Wednesday that the boys have been practicing wearing diving masks and breathing, but he doesn’t believe they have attempted any practice dives.He said it is unknown when an extraction could be attempted, but it is unlikely to be Wednesday.”If it’s risky or not safe, we will not proceed yet,” Narongsak said. “It has to be 100 per cent safe.”He also said the boys and their coach may not all be extracted at the same time, depending on their health. He said authorities will evaluate their readiness each day and if there is any risk will not proceed.Authorities said they were still exploring other options, such as scouring the mountainside for other ways into the cave and finding faster ways to pump water from the cave.Cave rescue experts have said it could be safest to simply supply the boys where they are for now, and wait for the water to go down. That could take months, however, given that Thailand’s rainy season typically lasts through October.Experienced divers are wary of taking out the boys through the dark and dangerous waters still in the cave, especially since they are untrained.”We are talking kilometers of transport under the water with zero visibility,” said Claus Rasmusen, a certified cave diving instructor based in Thailand who has been helping Thai SEAL team with logistics. “It’s difficult.”He said it was awkward, but possible, to teach them minimal skills.”Nobody will teach anyone a full cave course, but trying to get them comfortable with masks, with the breathing, (is) completely different,” he said. “Creating an environment that can make them safely get away, that’s feasible.”last_img read more

first_imgListen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /03:51 Share X Metro has been putting out periodic video compilations showing the dangerous things people do near its light rail lines. In its latest edition, the agency doesn’t mince words in the title.“Don’t die. Safety begins with you.”The video shows pedestrians not just walking in front of trains, but in one case, actually bumping into it. There’s also a close call with an inattentive cyclist. And when you think it couldn’t get any more frightening, the video shows a guy trying to “challenge” a train on the North Line extension. Starting next week, Metro personnel will conduct safety education for school kids on how to stay safe around the rail lines.We’ve included our interview with Metro Public Affairs Director Mike Martinez, who discusses their safety strategy and how schools can take part in their educational programs. last_img read more

first_imgBaltimore has some of the most talented, raw, award-winning poets in the nation. In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month. The AFRO kicked off our celebration at “Don’t Be Late for Poetry,” a collaborative event hosted by one of Baltimore’s most popular poetry event curators APoetNamedNate and Dew More Baltimore, an organization that uses art as tool to increase civic engagement. The AFRO caught up with one of Charm City’s most prolific young artists, Nia June, at the historic Arena Players Theatre to give them a platform to share some of the thoughts and experience behind their spoken words.In solidarity with Dew More Baltimore’s poetry festival held earlier this month, APoetNamedNate hosted “Don’t Be Late For Poetry,” a spoken word showcase of Baltimore’s dopest artists, at the Arena Players theater. (Photo by Betty Harvin)***********************************************Interview by Betty Harvin, Special to the AFROIn season with Nia JuneAFRO: What made you name yourself Nia June?Nia June: Nia means purpose in Swahili and that was a big process for me because my whole life I had grown up studying dance and I thought that that was my purpose because that’s what I spent most of my time doing, but then I found poetry and that completely changed my life, so I felt like with PURPOSE NIA was the best name, and then June. So, you know the process after April, what we’re in right now,  where there’s a lot of rain and the struggle to get back? I feel like June is that first month where we finally see..Nia June is known for posing lyrical brain teasers for her audiences: “Don’t you know being a black woman is being God with no believers? Now ain’t that some s#€t to be mad about?” (Photo by Betty Harvin)AFRO: THE HARVEST….NJ: YEAH! Like we finally see all of this hard work and growth and change that we just went through, and that’s a big part of me and I feel like that’s another thing that happened with the poetry, I did all of this transformation just to find my voice. So yeah, that’s what Nia June means.AFRO: So on stage I was captured by all of your words and most of it was the system and not only that but the school, politics, poverty, and plagues that reign in our city. What I want to know is what inspired you? Those things seem like they inspire you the most, but what made you want to come out of your shell and talk about those the most?NJ: I would say the passing of my father. We all assumed he was clean so it was very rough, it was unexpected and I think finding out that he had been dealing with that and so many mental illnesses. He was living in a very poor community in Baltimore and he was deprived of a lot of things he deserved like basic necessities, you know, food, just nurturing, you know, energy and things like that. I realized that within that community there are a lot of people who have this exact same story, whose voices are not being heard so that was my biggest inspiration. That piece about my dad was the first piece that I wrote and then it all just came flowing from there and that’s my biggest inspiration and now I actually teach kids in Baltimore City, so hearing their stories as well as another layer of inspiration there and stories that need to be heard.AFRO: The end of your segment, the poem that was about the Baltimore City Schools system, the poem that was about the biggot, I love the way that you shared that that poem would be entered into the seventh grade curriculum, can you tell us a little bit about that?NJ: Yeah so, that was an amazing experience, so it started off with a teacher,he heard the poem and really liked it, his name is Mr. O. He works at City Springs and he had his class do a socratic seminar through poem and the kids loved it They dissected it and from the poem, they came to the conclusion that the school system was kinda set up to lead the kids to prison; the School to Prison pipeline. They actually wrote policy changes in a paragraph quoting my poem and presented it to their principal. AFRO: Wow, that is the power of one voice, with the intention to inspire the masses of the children and you got to see what that turned out to look like. For you to be inspired by those same children and for them to be inspired by you and to identify with your words and see that in their own stories is amazing.NJ: Yeah, they pulled out the policies that were similar to prison like the bathrooms being locked, the uniforms, not being able to travel places on your own. They had to have their cell phones locked up, so all of these things they felt were restricting them and that manifested into him ultimately submitting the poem to the district to be included into the curriculum.last_img read more

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — A seaside hotel in central Playa del Carmen has had its construction project suspended after allegations of sea pollution. According to Panama Jack construction workers, they were in the process of building a palapa for guests, since in 2016, a similar hotel structure was destroyed by area erosion.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window) The seal of closure was imposed on the construction area of the Panama Jack resort located along the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone in central Playa del Carmen for illegally clearing plants. The report does state that the hotel has an approved Environmental Impact Manifestation by Semarnat and a building permit issued during the administration of Cristina Torres. La Dirección de Medio Ambiente y Cambio Climático de Solidaridad placed closure seals around the beach construction project after a report of them tossing cement into the sea. They were also reported for the placement of stones on El Recodo public beach. last_img read more

first_imgAt The Tico Times, we topped off a year of lofty goals with another one: to turn 5 percent of our readers into subscribers by the end of 2019.Why 5 percent? Well, if those readers chipped in at least $24 for the year (just $2 per month), we’d be able to cover our basic costs. We’d be able to dedicate more of our efforts and 100 percent of our ad revenue to expanding our coverage and offering more resources and trainings for young journalists.We announced this goal on Nov. 27 and have been overwhelmed by the response from our first 124 subscribers. These founding members of The Tico Times 5% Club have already covered the costs of:One woman’s brave quest to get to the heart of street harassment: Readers funded Tico Times intern Alissa Grosskopf’s podcast, recorded on the streets of San José and now in production. Her goal: to explore causes and cures for the harassment so many women experience every day in Costa Rica (and beyond).A thoughtful look at herbicide use: Assistant Editor Alex Villegas captured the opposing views of residents opposing herbicide use in Santa Teresa, and the farmers who say they see no other way to make ends meet. Don’t miss this story about not only environment and health, but also the complex relationship between international residents and the communities they love.An exploration of water issues in Santa Teresa: Reporter Alejandro Zúñiga took a look at the environmental challenges, particularly water management, that have resulted from Santa Teresa’s tourism boom.Join us as club members today and spread the word to others who love The Tico Times, or should get to know us. As members, you’ll receive exclusive content, early releases and weekly access to our reporting staff through private Facebook Live sessions where you can comment, ask questions and propose stories.To all those who have already shown their support – thank you thank you thank you, y Feliz Año Nuevo. Facebook Comments Related posts:This Week in Costa Rica: The importance of local journalism Our 2018-2019 High Season Print Edition is here! Letter from the Editor: The Tico Times’ incredible year The Tico Times visits Santa Teresalast_img read more

first_imgOffensive tackle is regarded by many to be the weakest position on the Arizona Cardinals’ roster. While I disagree with this sentiment, this is a draft where there are guys at the top that would be immediate upgrades to the position if the Cardinals choose to go that route.The interesting thing in this draft though, is that there are some late prospects that could be more than serviceable at the position.There’s one prospect in particular that if he checks out medically, could end up being on the same level as the top three tackle prospects in this draft. Brennan Williams, North Carolina – 6-7, 315 lbsWilliams is another massive right tackle prospect in this draft that excels in the run game.He paved the way for North Carolina running back prospect Gio Bernard, where he used his length to control defenders at every level.Williams can be slow-footed at times in pass protection, but his long arms allow him to make up for that.Projection: Second-third roundJustin Pugh, Syracuse 6-4 300lbsPugh is another guy that likely will be moving to guard at the NFL level, but I think he gets a look early in his career because of his athleticism.He moves well in space, and when using his quickness to cut defenders off, rather than rooting them out of their position.Pugh gets beat on the edge too often with speed when he over-extends himself, or power, where he lacks ideal anchor.Projection: Second-third roundOday Aboushi, Virginia – 6-5, 310 lbsIf there is an over-arching theme to this tackle class it is that a lot of them project as better guards than tackles at the next level.Aboushi is another one of those players. Aboushi is an excellent power run game blocker, where he can line up and block the man in front of him. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Where Aboushi struggles is in space, which is odd for a tackle prospect, and that’s why I see him being a guy who could move down to guard in an in-line blocking scheme and be successful.Projection: Third-fourth roundChris Faulk, LSU 6-6 335lbsFaulk may just be the most intriguing prospect in the 2013 offensive tackle class.A massive man, Faulk has rare athleticism for his size and is a fantastic blocker in the run game.Where he surprises most is his ability to move laterally in pass protection, with his quickness and length to control and steer pass rushers away from the quarterback.Faulk came into 2013 with a first round grade by most draft sites, and then was injured and missed the entire season. Despite that, the junior felt he had done enough in his college career to leave LSU early.Faulk is a guy that may be worth the risk of an early day three pick if he is still around, because if he checks out physically, he may be the steal of the draft.Projection: Day threeJordan Mills, Louisiana Tech – 6-5, 320 lbsMills is the one surprise on most lists of prospects moving up draft boards.He is another guy that excels more in run blocking right now than in pass protection, but he is improving and held up rather well at the Senior Bowl. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M – 6-5, 310lbsAs I continue to put my big board together, Joeckel will find himself among the top five, and likely top three prospects in the draft.Strong in all aspects of the game, Joeckel is elite in his pass block set up, slides well, and wins with his feet more that his hands, sometimes to his detriment.He can get over-extended when trying to run block on the second level at times, but that’s really just picking nits at this point.Projection: Top 5Eric Fisher, Central Michigan – 6-8, 310 lbsFisher has grown into his mammoth self over his four years at Central Michigan and has become an elite-level left tackle prospect.Strong in both the pass and run game, Fisher controls his defenders with his long limbs at the point of attack consistently.Fisher can get into trouble when he allows the defender to initiate contact, but those instances are few and far between.Projection: Top 10Lane Johnson, Oklahoma – 6-7, 300 lbsJohnson is the guy that may have the most upside at the left tackle position in a class that already boasts two possible franchise left tackles.Johnson is already excellent in pass protection for such an inexperienced prospect. He started off as a QB, then movied to DE, then to RT, before finally moving to left tackle in 2012. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories center_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Johnson looks uncomfortable at times in run blocking, probably because of his inexperience, but has the raw skills that should allow him to improve in this area.Projection: Top 15DJ Fluker, Alabama – 6-6, 335 lbsI have my questions about Fluker as a tackle prospect. He lacks the movement skills in pass protection that you want out of today’s right tackles, and truthfully I see him down the line as a player that will move to guard.What Fluker does well, though, is dominate in the run game. He is a mauler that wins consistently with power that is rare at the college level.Projection: First-second roundMenelik Watson, Florida State – 6-6, 320 lbsWatson is another prospect that is extremely young in his development at the tackle position. He has only played 20 games at the collegiate level.What Watson has is uncoachable athleticism for his size, and gives a coach a great “blank canvas” to work with.He moves well at the second level, walls off defenders, and is tenacious in his blocking.But he has problems with the basics: set up, consistent pad level, hand placement — but that won’t scare teams off.Projection: First-second round Mills latches on to defenders and pushes them around in the run game, where he can, at times, get overzealous and gets close to being a little dirty — not saying that’s a bad thing.Mills surprised at the Senior Bowl though with his lateral movement in pass pro, where he reached consistently on the edge. While he wasn’t as dominant as Fisher or Johnson, he did enough to impress.Projection: Day two Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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