Police conduct raids as Zuma calls for calm

first_imgThe wave of deadly anti-foreigner violence continued overnight in South Africa, barely hours after South African President Jacob Zuma appealed for calm, amidst fears that the country’s dire economic woes could spark widespread unrest.At least six people have been killed in the last two weeks in attacks in the Indian Ocean city of Durban that targeted shops and homes owned by Somalis, Ethiopians, Malawians and other immigrants.Police in the Actonville area of Johannesburg used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of anti-immigrant protesters on Thursday, while foreign-owned shops in the Jeppestown area of the city were attacked overnight.Speaking in parliament, Zuma said no amount of frustration or anger can ever justify the attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops.Meanwhile the United Nations has expressed concern at what it called repeated incidents of xenophobia in South Africa, dating as far back as 2008.In a statement by the High Commissioner for Human Rights the global body urged the government to accelerate the enactment of legislation that will tackle hate crimes in the country while formulating future policies on migrants that conform to international standards.Scenes in Durban have shocked the world as bricks were hurled at vehicles and individuals.And while the government has been firm in its condemnation, the United Nations is alarmed at the recurrence of violence directed at foreigners in the country.The African union and the west African bloc Ecowas have also voiced similar concerns over the situation in South AFrica.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Place 3rd At Girls EIAC Track Meet And Are Regional Bound

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldog Track team traveled to Franklin County last night to compete in Sectionals. To automatically advance to Regional competition athletes must place in the top 3 in their event, or be the next 4 fastest times of the 4 Sectionalsthat feed into our Regionals.I am excited to say that Batesville will have 5 individuals and all 3 relays advancing to Regional competition next Tuesday at Franklin Community High School. Batesville also had an individual Sectional Champion, Haylee Harmeyer, in the 400m dash as she beat the field by over a second and finally sprinting just under the 1 minute mark at 59.99! Congratulations Haylee!Other individuals advancing to Regionals next Tuesday are, Sarah Poltrack-1600m run (2nd), Emma Gausman-800m run (3rd), Mary Poltrack-3200m run (3rd), and Stephanie Nobbe-200m dash (although she placed 4th at our sectional, her time was fast enough to advance her). Members of the 3 relays advancing are: 4 x 800 relay(2nd)-Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman, Sarah Poltrack, and Haylee Harmeyer, 4 x 100m relay(3rd)-Alison Muckerheide, Sophie Meadows, Morgan Meyer and Stephanie Nobbe, and the 4 x 400m relay(2nd)-Alison Muckerheide, Madeleine Robben, Britany Venis and Haylee Harmeyer.Congratulations to all qualifiers!Overall as a team, the Bulldogs cam in 3rd out of the 13 team Sectional competition. East Central dominated the field scoring an astounding 186.5 points. Greensburg took 2nd with 119 to Batesville’s-86 points. Other places were: 4th-Franklin County-75,5th-Oldenburg Academy and South Dearborn-34, 7th-Norht Decatur-24, 8th-Jac-Cen-Del-16, 9th-Milan-13.5, 10th South Ripley-13, 11th-Rising Sun-11, 12th-Lawrenceburg-10 and 13th-Soiuth Decatur-2.Other scorers for the Bulldogs to help claim the 3rd place finish were: 4th-Stephanie Nobbe-100m dash; 5th-Gabby Gibbs-High Jump, 6th-Liz Loichinger-3200m run, Sarah Poltrack-800m run, Haylee Harmeyer-long jump and Stephanie Nobbe-pole vault7th-Morgan Meyer-high jump, 8th-Madeleine Robben-400m dash and Melanie Werner-pole vault.Despite the heat and wind at the begining of the meet we did have some personal records set:  Gabby Gibbs-High Jump, Katie Bohman-Discus, Haylee Harmeyer-Long Jump, 400m dash, Emma Gausman-800m run, Liz Loichinger-4 x 800m split, Britany Venis-4 x 400m split.Good Luck next week at Regionals! Boys Sectional competion is tomorrow at East Central with action beginning at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Nielsen takes home Hobby Stock hardware at Hancock County

first_imgBy Greg Grabianowski BRITT, Iowa (April 25) – Brandon Nielsen raced from 10th starting to win Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature at Hancock County Speedway. Runner-up Weston Koop raced from 12th starting and Wes Jahnz ended in third.John Logue topped the 22-car IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field. Jerry Wren and Jeremy Mills completed the top three.Heath Tulp held Kevin Opheim in check to take the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory. Derek Green was third. Aaron Benson prevailed in a field of 28 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Jared Boumeester, Nick Meyer and 16th starting Greg Sidles completed the top four.For the third straight week, Ryan Bryant was the winner of the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature after starting from the inside on row four. Jacob Kofoot was the runner-up with Ken Winkowitsch third.One hundred and three cars were in the pits at Britt.last_img read more

Japan’s Abe says postponement of Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if it cannot be held in a complete way

first_img March 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Abe says postponement of Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if it cannot be held in a complete way.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Japan’s Abe says postponement of Tokyo Olympics would be unavoidable if it cannot be held in a complete waycenter_img Associated Press last_img

Professors, students discuss enhancing learning spaces

first_imgMembers of USC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Center for Scholarly Technology met Friday to discuss ideas to help transform and upgrade USC’s classrooms and auditoriums.CET and CST are working on a five-year initiative to improve USC’s learning spaces. Those spearheading the initiative hope to make USC’s campus more tech-friendly by updating the technologies and infrastructure in spaces around campus.The first phase of the initiative involves updating the classrooms and auditoriums to meet the same standards — all rooms will have media boxes and projectors. This phase will be completed by fall 2010.By this summer, all three computing centers at USC — King Hall, Salvatori Computer Science Center and Waite Phillips Hall — will be renovated along with 50 classrooms and two auditoriums, Montgomery Ross Fisher Building 340 and WPH B27.The auditoriums will be equipped with media boxes, projectors and computers.“This is a big movement in higher education IT,” said Joseph Cevetello, director of Learning Environments and Technology-Enhanced Learning, who is in charge of the initiative and works with CET.Beyond the initial changes, much of the plan is still being developed, and concrete actions have not been decided.Faculty and students discussed the initiative, “USC Learning Environments Initiative: People, Processes and Places,” on Friday, offering ideas for long-term improvements and focusing on why these enhancements are necessary.Cevetello said the increase in the use of technology around campus has caused the classroom environment to shift.“Students really for the first time in history are coming to college campuses with more knowledge of technology, better skills, more powerful technologies in their hands than the average university professor,” Cevetello said. “That affects the dynamic of the classroom because suddenly … students have the advantage.”He said USC’s classrooms have not evolved at the same rate as the technology students are using.“The biggest challenge we have in our learning spaces is the lack of technology,” Cevetello said. “The average classroom has one outlet, [while] 85 percent of students have laptops. Our environments don’t support the use of laptop computers.”The initiative hopes to change how students at USC learn and interact with professors and fellow students on a physical and virtual level.“The more you can create a classroom that allows a student to interact or collaborate, that takes out the notion that ‘I can just sit here and no one will notice that I’m doing something else,’” said Terry Le, a graduate student studying educational psychology.Cevetello said there are two main questions this initiative will attempt to address.“If we are going to meet physically … What should these collaborative spaces look like? Can USC’s existing learning environments support 21st-century learning?” Cevetello said.The initiative is based on three major factors: predictability, sustainability and flexibility.“Our first priority for the classrooms … is to create all our classrooms at one level,” Cevetello said. “So that when you, as a faculty member, or you, as a student, walk into a classroom you know what to expect.”Faculty in the audience raised concerns as to whether new technologies would further encroach on student participation.Some noted that there are professors who do not allow laptops in their classrooms.But students in the audience defended the use of technology in the classroom, saying technologies like Twitter, live chats and laptops are more effective and engaging ways to learn.“In my experience … in college [General Education] classes, the professor was throwing so much information at us that writing down notes is not an effective way of studying or writing down all that information,” said Alexa Hudnet, a freshman majoring in biomedical engineering.Everyone agreed that in the 21st century universities need to adapt to changing technologies.“USC is serious about making classrooms better for students and faculty alike,” said James Lawford Anderson, CET director.So far, no price tag has been placed on this initiative, and it has not been determined where the funds to pay for the renovations will come from.last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Dec. 19-21, 2013

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Logan Paul doubts fight vs. Antonio Brown fight will happen, isn’t sure KSI wants to fight brother Jake

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year”Should I fight @LoganPaul for 4.1m with possibly 8.2m raise?! I’ll donate proceeds to charity…he keep coming at me about this non-stop,” Brown posted on Twitter in February.Paul responded: “If you do, I’ll match your donation.”Paul now concedes the chances of a fight that would draw many intrigued eyes are increasingly slim.”I realized that Antonio Brown is just clinging onto my name to get some clout for a second while he figures out his life,” Paul said in an Instagram chat this week with Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn. “When I figured out he doesn’t actually want to fight me, because he’s worried he’d lose and I’m confident I would beat the s— out of him, I kind of backed off.”Paul was famously beaten by fellow YouTuber KSI in Los Angeles last November. Their first bout, in the amateur ranks, ended in a draw. Sibling Jake Paul has since spoken of his desire to take on KSI, but Logan Paul says the onus is on KSI to make the fight.”It’s on JJ (KSI),” Logan Paul said. “I don’t know what he’s planning on doing. I know he’s making music right now.”Jake wants to do it. I think it’d be a great fight. I also think Jake would take the W on that one, but it just depends on if KSI is done with boxing or not.” Paul’s own combat ambitions remain, and earlier this year he documented a sparring session with UFC star Paulo Costa. always wondered what it was like to be a winner pic.twitter.com/mPREqWtpmy— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) March 8, 2020It ended with Costa knocking Paul out cold, but that has not dampened his enthusiasm to enter the brutal world of mixed martial arts.”That’s my secret, bro,” Paul said, referring to his wrestling background. “I need to do one MMA fight before I die and I would love to do it with Matchroom Boxing or Matchroom MMA (both overseen by Hearn).” Logan Paul has cooled on the idea of fighting NFL free agent Antonio Brown and is unsure whether his brother Jake wants to follow in his footsteps and face KSI in the boxing ring.Earlier this year, Brown and YouTube sensation Paul teased the prospect of going head to head.last_img read more

The 5 best performances from Shaquille O’Neal

first_imgby Christy LemireLOS ANGELES (AP)—Shaquille O’Neal announced this week that he’s retiring from the NBA after 19 seasons. He shared the news on Twitter, of course, where he has nearly 4 million followers—which just goes to show what an engaging, larger-than-life presence he’s been off the court. That big personality has extended to movies, music and more, and made Shaq a one-name pop culture icon. You can analyze the 15-time All-Star center’s prodigious stats all you want and measure him against the greats of the game, but here’s a look at the big man’s five best performances outside of basketball (although pretending to get along with former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant deserves an honorable mention):•Shaq the rapper: Plenty of athletes have tried to cross over into the music business with varying levels of success. But Shaq actually built a rap career in the ‘90s, having recorded with the likes of the late Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Warren G. He’s recorded so many albums, he’s even got a greatest-hits collection. He’s used his rhymes to talk obligatory amounts of trash, as he did in an infamous freestyle in which he, um, asked Bryant a delicious question. But he’s also opened up through his music: His 1994 single “Biological Didn’t Bother,” which became a minor hit, was about his estrangement from his father, and it sang the praises of the stepfather who raised him.•“Shaq vs.” (2009-2010): The short-lived ABC reality series provided Shaq with a great opportunity to show off one of his more endearing traits: his ability to goof off and toy with his own image. He’d take on various athletes and celebrities in their own arenas, usually with amusing results. In the Justin Bieber episode, for example, he challenged the pop star to a dance-off and a bowling competition. He swam against Michael Phelps, boxed Oscar De La Hoya, tried to out-cook Rachael Ray and crammed more hot dogs in his mouth than eating champion Joey Chestnut (albeit with help from other people).•“Blue Chips” (1994): For his film debut, the former LSU star plays a character named Neon Bodeaux, a monster from the Louisiana swamps. The younger (and much leaner) Shaq and his then-real-life Orlando Magic teammate Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway co-star as a couple of the prospects coveted by a hotheaded college coach (Nick Nolte). Shaq’s first appearance on screen in director William Friedkin’s film is epic, a thunderous mix of slo-mo and dramatic lighting. “He ain’t just big, Pete, he’s quick,” a friend tells Nolte’s character. “He’s totally raw—he’s never been coached.” He quite simply dominates, just as he would in real life for much of his lengthy career.•“Kazaam” (1996): Shaq’s next attempt at big-screen superstardom wasn’t quite so successful. This supposedly family-friendly comedy, in which Shaq stars as a rapping genie who bursts out of a boom box, currently has a whopping 4 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s right—it received one positive review. As directed by former “Starsky and Hutch” star Paul Michael Glaser, “Kazaam” finds Shaq protecting a young boy from neighborhood toughs and promising, in song, to “green egg and ham it.” So bad, it’s good. Almost.•Shaq the statue: Shaq became a fan favorite no matter what city he was playing in, but he wowed them in Boston—where he made his last stop, with the Celtics—by doing absolutely nothing. Last fall, he tweeted that he’d be heading to Harvard Square to pose as a statue. And that’s exactly what he did: He sat motionless for an hour, which drew a swarm of onlookers. People elbowed their way through the crowd to get close and several posed for pictures with him. One woman even offered him free burgers but he wouldn’t budge. Why? Why not. But for someone who’s known for his charisma, he was extremely convincing.(Think of any other examples? Share them with AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire through Twitter: http://twitter.com/christylemire.)last_img read more

Spurs re-sign Aussie guard Mills

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, TX – MAY 20: Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talks with Patty Mills #8. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—The San Antonio Spurs have re-signed Patty Mills, a back-up guard from Australia who connected on 41 percent of his three-point shots last season.Mills appeared in 80 games for the Spurs last season, averaging 9.5 points, a career-best 3.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in a career-high 21.9 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT His 147 for 355 from three-point range ranked him 11th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage and he made 82 percent of his free throws.The 28-year-old Canberra native had agreed to terms with the Spurs at the start of free agency on July 1, but the team didn’t announce the signing until Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Spurs did not release terms of the contract, but the San Antonio Express-News reported it was worth approximately $50 million over four years.Mills, entering his ninth NBA season and his seventh with the Spurs, was a key member of an outstanding San Antonio bench. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Clippers coach Rivers stripped of executive duties McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Re-signing him took on added importance in light of the ruptured quadriceps tendon suffered by starting point guard Tony Parker in May.The French veteran is expected to be sidelined until at least January.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube View commentslast_img read more

Philippines defends basketball title, rips Indonesia for the gold

first_imgMOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) LATEST STORIES Before an overflow crowd at MABA Stadium, the Philippines, sending its Team B here, claimed its 12th straight SEA Games gold medal in a show of undeniable might.The Philippines has won 18 titles in all having lost the crown just once—in the 1989 edition that was incidentally held in this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s a wonderful feeling for me. It’s icing on the cake,” said team captain Kiefer Ravena, who has now won  fourth straight SEA Games titles.The flashy point guard served as the pillar for Gilas, which wasn’t very consistent all tournament long and only played as one cohesive unit in the final. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies FILE – Gilas’ Kiefer Ravena drives against Singapore during their game in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR—When all else fails, at least win the basketball gold.While Team Philippines took defeats from several corners, Gilas Pilipinas made sure to pocket the gold that the country craves for the most, drubbing Indonesia, 94-55, for the Southeast Asian Games men’s basketball title Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles He made seven points aside from providing leadership in the team that was assembled off the pool members who weren’t chosen for the Fiba Asian Cup held the previous week.“Given the chance, I will play for the Philippines once again,” said Ravena referring to the 2019 Games that will be held in Manila.Mike Tolomia topscored with 20 points including five three-pointers as Gilas found its mark early in the match to pull away beyond the reach of the Indonesians.“We shot very well tonight, that’s the key,” said coach Jong Uichico who handled the team even as Chot Reyes, head coach of Gilas’ Team A, arrived in the city Friday.Kobe Paras added 14 points—flashing his highlight-reel moves to the delight the gallery.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Streaking Ginebra deals Alaska another loss Fil-German Christian Standhardinger chipped 11 as he provided muscle underneath when Indonesia was trying to drag the Filipinos to a slow-burn, half court game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more