Posted On Jan 17 2020 by

first_imgAll the intriguing assemblage of beautiful colorsAttitudes so unpleasant even animals will complainSensibly for the display as thrilled senses pursueIn all the garbage some now called trendy fashionTo sway already confused minds that’s just fittingSo restless for that special recognition they droolDesperation that nowadays lost it great boundariesThey CraveGlimpse them loitering from some streets to anotherPeople’s minds will lose focus upon sighting themThey whispered it fetches in all the sought after gloriesSo false as in the outmost faux of everything unnaturalAs if ignorance was grasped as the basic to being astuteStep back yet watch their games charmed foolish soulsIt is absolutely nothing but mere emptiness in shimmerThey CraveShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sought-after Titan catcher Curtis opts to stay with team

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgPotential ace: Saugus graduate Tommy Milone was a pleasant surprise for a USC team that was in desperate need of pitching last season. The Trojans’ expectations have soared this season, and so have those for Milone, who is no longer an unknown. Milone, a sophomore left-hander, is set to begin a second season in USC’s weekend rotation with a chance to emerge as an ace in a deep staff. Milone led the Trojans in wins last season when he went 7-4 with a 4.94 ERA. He was the team’s only starter with a winning record. USC, under the guidance of new head coach Chad Kreuter and ranked as high as No. 25 in preseason national rankings, opens its season Tuesday at home against Cal Poly. Reunited: Former Hart teammates Shane Carlson and Matt Valaika have been reunited this season as starting infielders for UC Santa Barbara. Valaika, a freshman, is a candidate to replace his brother Chris at shortstop, but Gauchos coach Bob Brontsema said he is undecided if Valaika will play shortstop or second base, just that “he will start somewhere.” Carlson, being considered for three different infield positions, started 38 games last season as a freshman and finished with a .286 batting average. UC Santa Barbara begins its season Feb. 9 at San Jose State. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For the second year in a row, Hart High graduate John Curtis passed up a chance to play professional baseball to instead remain at Cal State Fullerton. The Titans are glad the senior is back as he’s expected to be a top hitter and valuable veteran leader for a program that lost 15 players from last season’s team that finished tied for third in the nation. Curtis hit a career-high .277 last season when he started 46 games. He was a second-team All-Big West Conference selection. Cal State Fullerton opens its season next Friday at Stanford. The conference’s coaches voted Cal State Fullerton as the preseason favorite to win a fourth consecutive Big West Conference championship. Sidelined: Cal State Fullerton had also been looking forward to the services of Valencia product Jared Clark, but the junior outfielder/pitcher is expected to miss the entire season because of an anterior cruciate ligament injury. Clark was the Titans’ primary right fielder for much of last season, batting .277 with five home runs and 30 RBI in 56 games. His home-run total put him second among returning starters. center_img Curtis, who was drafted in the 24th round by the Angels last year, is about to begin his second season as Cal State Fullerton’s starting catcher. He is coming off an impressive fall and, due to injuries to teammates, could be the team’s top returning hitter when the season starts. “Johnny’s improved each and every year,” Titans coach George Horton said. “But he’s really swinging the bat well now.” last_img read more

New U.S. trade shot: Duties weighed on pipe product from Canada and elsewhere

Posted On Jan 10 2020 by

first_imgCanada has responded with a legal shot of its own: It is targeting the entire U.S. system for imposing duties, in a case at the WTO that has infuriated the U.S. and could have major global implications.There was one bit of comforting trade news today: the White House played down President Donald Trump’s threat of a so-called reciprocal tax on trade, characterizing it as an offhand remark with no imminent policy plan attached to it. WASHINGTON – It’s the latest incoming trade salvo from the United States: the U.S. is considering punitive duties on pipeline material from a half-dozen countries including Canada.The duties being sought for large-diameter welded pipe from Canada are more than 50 percent. Canada supplies about US$66 million of pipe annually to the U.S. for use in oil and gas pipelines.The allegation from U.S. private industry is that foreign competitors from Canada, China, India, Greece, Korea and Turkey use the unfairly dumped product.- Advertisement -The U.S. Department of Commerce is now weighing the case and could make final determinations on anti-dumping and countervailing duties in July and September. That’s if the U.S. International Trade Commission finds in March that the case has enough merit to proceed.The process is similar to the one used against Canadian softwood lumber, newsprint and Bombardier planes. Massive duties against Bombardier were later knocked down by the International Trade Commission, which disagreed with the Department of Commerce duties.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is celebrating the increase in trade actions this year: in a press release, Ross saluted the 81 percent increase in trade cases initiated this year.Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort St. John residents show off their Pride

Posted On Jan 10 2020 by

first_img“This screams the fact that Fort St. John is not what it was 40 years ago, this is the new Fort St. John. Its the new way of the community celebrating people.”McMillan said the North Peace Pride Society doesn’t have any scheduled events coming up in Fort St. John, but that members may head to Dawson Creek in October to help the Mile ‘0’ City’s Pride Society with their Halloween Dance. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Pride Society held its third annual Pride Walk on Saturday afternoon.Residents marching the streets. Photo by John Luke Kieper.Urban Systems in Fort St. John said it counted 300 residents taking part in the event near their office on 100th St., while many more joined the celebration at Centennial Park afterwards. Saturday’s walk was the largest the Pride Society has hosted thus far, with residents from all walks of life joining the cause.- Advertisement –K-9 residents joining the celebration at Centennial Park. Photo by John Luke Kieper.North Peace Pride Society Treasurer Don McMillan explained that he expected lots of residents to come to the event, but he never thought there would be that many.“I think we’ve done really well, were quite excited about it, and we hope to build from here.” McMillan said. “As for the City itself, I thinks its just an important component in the community we live in. It shows support for inclusion and diversity in Fort St. John.”Advertisement A crowded Centennial Park after the Pride March. Photo by John Luke Kieper.Councillor Trevor Bolin was on hand representing the City of Fort St. John. Bolin spoke to the crowd about how important the march was to the city.Councillor Trevor Bolin motivating the audience. Photo by John Luke Kieper.“Its a very, very strong message from the city of Fort St. John that we are accepting, we are open to all different ideas of life, cultures, religions and beliefs.” said Bolin. “It doesn’t matter what you believe in, or where your from. Fort St. John is open, Fort St. John is welcome, and it’s a great place to have a family.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Man arrested after social media threats to bomb Fratton Park and kill fans

Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Police have confirmed they’ve arrested a man in relation to threats made on social media to bomb Fratton Park and kill fans during Portsmouth’s League One play-off semi-final against Sunderland.Portsmouth earlier said they will carry out enhanced security checks before the clash due to the threats, which were posted on the Twitter account of @Kieran30971361. The 21,100-capacity Fratton Park will be sold out for tonight’s match Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars It was followed by: “Bomb bomb fratton park went bang the Portsmouth fans all died Haha going to be fun tomorrow headline news.”Portsmouth said they were aware of the posts and working with Hampshire Constabulary, who have since confirmed a Yorkshire man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill.“A man was arrested overnight after threats were put out on social media about tonight’s Portsmouth V Sunderland game at Fratton Park,” Hampshire Constabulary said in a statement. huge blow no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS REPLY getty talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… 1 REVEALED LATEST Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img 📰 Portsmouth FC statement regarding message posted on social media ⬇️#Pompey— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) May 15, 2019The threats referenced the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 23 people in May 2017.“I wounder (sic) how many Portsmouth fans I can shoot everyone remember the Manchester arena bombing just imagine fratton park going bang well let’s find out tomorrow,” read the initial post. gameday cracker LIVE ON talkSPORT deals shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “We continue to work with Portsmouth FC and can assure the public that a sufficient policing response will be in place for tonight’s match.”The Twitter account has since been suspended.“The club would like to reassure fans that there will be enhanced security checks in place for Thursday’s play-off match against Sunderland at Fratton Park,” a club statement read. tense Portsmouth vs Sunderland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Charlton vs Doncaster (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Watford (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT ADVICE “Due to these checks, all supporters with tickets are advised to arrive in plenty of time to make sure they are inside the stadium for the start of the game.”An earlier post from a Portsmouth fan encouraged home fans to throw smoke bombs at away supporters.Twitter user @CookiePFC_ posted: “20 quid to anyone who can hit a family of Sunderland fans in the away end with a smoke bomb Thursday”.Sunderland lead the tie 1-0 following Saturday’s first leg at the Stadium of Light.last_img read more

Hampden bids to host 2019 Europa League and Super Cup finals

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgAssociations have to submit their final bids by June 2017. The UEFA Executive Committee will select the successful venues in September.Hosting one of the finals could prove to be part of the national stadium’s last hurrah, with the Scottish FA’s lease on the stadium due to expire in 2020.The ground has already been selected as one of the host venues for the 2020 European Championships.Hampden has played host to European finals in the past, notably being the venue for one of the greatest European Cup finals of all time when Real Madrid defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 7-3 in 1960. It was host to the 2002 Champions League final when a classic Zinedine Zidane goal saw Real Madrid defeat Bayer Leverkusen, and the all-Spanish 2007 UEFA Cup final when Sevilla defeated Espanyol on penalties.The Scottish FA are exploring three options over where the national team will be based after its lease on Hampden Park expires in 2020. A consultation has been ongoing since mid-2014.The preferred option of many would be for a new multi-purpose venue to be built on a site away from the south side of Glasgow. This would prove costly and would likely require a mix of public and private funding, as well as buy-in from other sectors such as medical, retail and hospitality, as well as other sports.The possibility of the national team playing its home games around the country, at least in the short term, is also being considered.Scotland played games at Celtic Park and Ibrox during the 2016 European Championship qualifying campaign when Hampden was closed following its use as an athletics venue at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.The third option would be for the Scottish FA to renew its lease for another short-term period.Competition: Arena Stuttgart has also been put forward as a possible venue. PA The Scottish FA has started the bidding process to host either the Europa League or UEFA Super Cup final in 2019.UEFA have confirmed Hampden Park has been put forward as a proposed venue for either of the prestigious finals in two years’ time.A bid has also been made to host the Women’s Champions League final in the same year.Six different countries have declared an interest in hosting the Europa League final, including Germany and Spain, while nine national associations are keen to bring the Super Cup final to their country.last_img read more

McCann ‘massively confident’ of guiding Dundee to safety

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgNew Dundee interim manager Neil McCann has said he can guide the team to safety and players can prove they’re in a false position.McCann is the surprise replacement for Paul Hartley, who was sacked after a run of seven straight defeats saw Dundee fall into the relegation play-off spot with just five league games remaining.The former Dundee, Rangers, Hearts and Falkirk player is leaving a job as a pundit with Sky Sports for his first job in management and is convinced he can hit the ground running and outperform the teams around Dundee.“I’m massively confident,” he said. “I’m not going to kid anybody on and say that it’s going to be easy because it’s not. There’s a lot of hard work ahead. “The other sides in and around us will have that same mentality but it’s not any use speaking here at this desk or saying it’s going to be that way at training.“The only thing that matters is when you cross the line and the guys have been close on a number of occasions, not being able to get that win, but all it takes is one to fall and the confidence will rise, the squad will start to take a few more risks that maybe they’ve just not been taking.“It’s my job now to extract that confidence, bring it out to the fore and hopefully that’ll be enough to get us the points.”Mccann, who has coaching expeirence from his time with Dunfermline and holds his UEFA Pro license, said that he knew he had the quality at his disposal to take the team up the table but said that confidence may be an issue within the squad. “Yes, we’re in a poor position at the minute but equally we’re not far off of Kilmarnock and it’s important that we get this squad, which is absolutely good enough, safe and I’ve seen it myself over the season,” he said. “And I know what it’s like to be lacking in confidence as a player when you’re searching for wins and they’re not coming.“I’ve seen it myself when I was at Dunfermline and we’d been playing really well, wouldn’t take a chance and then we’d concede one and you’d think ‘How does that happen?’ so it’s my job now to sit with the players and try and get them to understand the requirements that’s going to get them that extra yard or that extra wee bit that’s going to be enough to see us win games of football.“I am surprised at the position they’re in because you look at the squad and I know there has been investment within the team and I think Paul has been backed. He would be the first to say that. “Paul will be disappointed where the club are, there’s no doubt of that. I think the players will be disappointed.“But equally so, you can say that about the other sides fighting around the bottom. I’m not going to disrespect them and say we’re much better than them because they’ll be saying the same thing.“It’s up to me and it’s up to the players and staff to pull together and make sure that we prove that we shouldn’t be in that position. I’ll be doing that.”The 42-year old refused to look ahead at the prospect of taking the job on a permanent basis, insisting his only concern was with effecting change in the short-term. He said there would be “a conversation” at the end of the season but just wanted to focus on equipping the players for the remaining games.“I’m just looking at these five games,” he said. “Dundee are a massive club with a huge fan base and I know what the club has to offer. “The squad at my disposal now is more than good enough. With respect to the other teams and their managers, we’ll be giving absolutely everything. “It’s up to me to be giving game plans and tactics that’ll allow the players to go out with the knowledge that they need to win a game of football. “But we all know it comes down to the players and it’ll be up to them to then carry that out.”last_img read more

“Canary in Coal Mine?” Voting Law Changes Put Eyes on NC

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgThe full plate of voting-law changes are in effect for the upcoming March 15 primary in North Carolina.Among the changes is a requirement that voters have government-issued photo identification to cast ballots. Another law bans same-day voter registration and the counting of ballots cast in the wrong precinct, but a legal challenge has suspended those provisions.Regardless, Chris Brook, legal director for the ACLU of North Carolina, and others are concerned that the changes will disenfranchise some voters and lead to confusion at the polls.“We’re a little bit of the canary in the coal mine,” he said. “No other state has adopted such draconian restrictions on the right to vote. It’s going to be very telling to see how those restrictions impact individuals when they show up to vote and whether that impacts turnout.”In addition to their typical workload, poll workers will be tasked with determining whether an individual’s ID is valid and whether the ID bears a reasonable resemblance to the voter.Last summer, the state decided to let voters declare that family or work obligations prevented them from getting a photo ID. By filling out a form explaining their reason, they will be allowed to vote in early voting or on Tuesday.Brook said it’s important to know your rights if you do not have a photo ID.“The poll worker should not be engaged in judgment about whether the impediment that you offer is reasonable,” he said. “They should not be asking you a series of questions about why you do not have a photo ID. It should just be a matter where you say that you have a reasonable impediment and you are allowed to vote.”Voters who believe they are unfairly denied the right to vote are urged to contact the ACLU, which is tracking such claims. On Tuesday, Asheville’s city council passed a resolution making public transportation free next Tuesday for primary day, to make it easier for all citizens to get to the polls.last_img read more

Zuma pays tribute to Van Zyl Slabbert

Posted On Dec 19 2019 by

first_img17 May 2010President Jacob Zuma has joined thousands of mourners in expressing his condolences to the family of former South African opposition leader, political analyst and businessman Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert, who passed away on Friday.Van Zyl Slabbert died at the age of 70 after spending some time at a Johannesburg hospital.Zuma said Van Zyl Slabbert’s visionary leadership lived on in the government’s efforts to build and strengthen democracy in South Africa.“He will be remembered as a principled and patriotic South African who served his country diligently,” Zuma said.Van Zyl Slabbert, whose conventional Afrikaner upbringing did not prevent him from recognising the folly of the apartheid system, played a prominent role in the struggle against apartheid.A sociologist by training, his academic work brought him into contact with people of other races at the height of apartheid. This laid the seeds for his opposition to the system, Zuma said.As a Member of Parliament, Van Zyl Slabbert was an outspoken critic of minority rule.“He will be remembered in particular for his courage and foresight in leading a group of white South Africans to Dakar, Senegal in 1987 for talks with the ANC that proved a critical moment on the path towards a negotiated settlement.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Shoplifter Drags Cop with Car; Punches 2 Others

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgNew Jersey authorities say a shoplifting suspect dragged a police officer with her vehicle as she tried to flee and attacked two other officers who tried to help him.Latonya Hendricks faces numerous counts, including assault by auto and three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. It’s not known if the 42-year-old Paterson woman has retained an attorney.Elmwood Park police say the incident began around 2:10 p.m. Wednesday at a grocery store. She allegedly shoved a store employee and ran through the parking lot, but an officer saw her and approached her car. When the officer tried to prevent her from driving off… The Eagle- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more