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first_imgWolves captain Coady: Past week among best of careerby Paul Vegas12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says the past week was one of the best of his career.The men in old gold won three matches in nine days going into the international break, including eye-catching victories at Besiktas and Manchester City. Coady told the club’s website: “We won’t forget it. It was an amazing week for this football club, we beat Watford, went to Besiktas and put the effort in with such a small squad, and then went to the home of the champions and put in a brilliant performance.“It was massive for us because a lot of people spoke, saying how we started slow, but we were learning. A lot of players haven’t played in the Europa League before, we’ve had an awful lot of games, and the most important thing was we were listening to the manager after every game and learning. We’ve got a break, which we need, but we’ll move on as soon as possible.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


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first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Spain U21 coach De la Fuente happy with attitude of Barcelona whiz Ansu Fatiby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona attacker Ansu Fati could debut with Spain’s Under-21 side against Montenegro on Tuesday.But his national team coach Luis de la Fuente doesn’t want to single the player out.The Barcelona forward replaced Carles Perez in the La Rojita squad, after the latter withdrew due to injury.”[Ansu Fati] was very calm when he arrived and wants to enjoy his football like the others,” De la Fuente told MARCA. “There are players who make a difference immediately, he is not the only case, but he has various qualities for his age and youth.”He has many chances to improve but we have to be cautious.”He is just starting out and we have to help him.”Ansu’s situation is the same as [Iker] Muniain’s in his day.”We have to treat him normally.” last_img read more


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Major League Baseball8/1021.4 National Basketball Association1636.1% LeaguePlayoff Teams per YearFavorite’s Average Championship Probability Hockey favorites don’t have it too badFor each of the four major North American men’s leagues, playoff field size and average pre-playoff title probability* for favorites, 2006-2018 The Stanley Cup playoffs begin today, with the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lighting entering as heavy betting favorites. And for good reason: Their regular season resume is impeccable. They earned 128 points by winning 62 games, placing them in a tie with the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for the most regular-season wins in league history.En route to all those wins, the Bolts led the NHL in goals scored, powerplay goals scored, shooting percentage and penalty kill percentage1They finished in basically a three-way tie at the top with the Arizona Coyotes and the Columbus Blue Jackets. and finished third in save percentage. Nikita Kucherov became the first player in more than a decade to register 120 or more points, and Steven Stamkos had the most productive season of his already immensely productive career.Tampa is a balanced juggernaut, and every other team should be very afraid of it.With all that said, it must be noted that regular-season dominance hardly guarantees postseason glory in the NHL. Of the 13 teams that have won the Presidents’ Trophy since the lockout of 2004-05, just two have gone on to lift the Stanley Cup. And of the 10 regular-season winners to earn 120 or more regular-season points in league history, just four have gone on to win professional hockey’s ultimate prize.2Each of those teams played in the 1970s and were called the Montreal Canadiens.Still, NHL favorites3So defined by per-game scoring differential. haven’t had it all that bad since the lockout, especially when compared with the other three major North American men’s leagues. Only NBA favorites have had better championship odds going into the playoffs over the past 13 years. While it might not be as inevitable as, say, the Golden State Warriors winning the NBA title in 2018 (or 2017 or 2015), Tampa’s regular-season dominance suggests that it’s poised to continue this trend. The Bolts scored 103 more goals than they conceded during the regular season; the next best mark was set by the Calgary Flames, who posted a +62 goal differential. The gulf between best and second-best is immense, and it underscores Tampa’s historic regular-season greatness. And indeed, Tampa may be the NHL’s best team since the lockout. National Football League1218.7 National Hockey League1623.5 Hockey-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System (SRS), which estimates the strength of every team in the NHL,4Technically speaking, SRS measures a team’s average goal differential after adjusting for strength of schedule. reiterates just how special this Bolts group is. From 2005-06 to 2017-18, just three teams finished the regular season with an SRS better than 1, and no team eclipsed 1.2. The most recent team to do so — the 2012-13 Chicago Blackhawks — won the Stanley Cup. Tampa finished the 2018-19 regular season with an SRS of 1.21. All signs are pointing to late-spring celebrations on the Gulf Coast.Tampa’s only real concern at the moment is the health of Victor Hedman, the reigning Norris Trophy winner for the top defenseman. The Swede missed Tampa’s final three games with an “upper-body injury.” Hedman has a history of concussions, and “upper-body injury” is often NHL front-office code for concussion. The slick-skating defenseman is Tampa’s fourth-highest scorer, its power-play quarterback and the leader of a rearguard partially responsible for that gaudy goal differential. The Bolts can probably survive a first-round tilt against a slightly better-than-average Blue Jackets team without Hedman, but things might not be as easy against subsequent teams.If there’s a cautionary tale for this iteration of the Bolts, it’s that Red Wings team from 1995-96: Detroit earned the second-most regular-season points in NHL history and boasted two of the league’s best offensive players (Sergei Fedorov and Steve Yzerman) and the league’s reigning Norris Trophy winner (Paul Coffey) and yet failed to advance beyond the Western Conference finals. In the NHL, history is written between April and June, not October and April. Tampa is on top of the hockey world at the moment. But that world could change significantly in a matter of weeks. * Based on a logit regression between per-game scoring differential and championships won for each league.Source: Sports-Reference.com read more


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OSU players return to the field after halftime in the Orange Bowl against Clemson at Sun Life Stadium Jan. 3. OSU lost 40-35. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This wasn’t how it was supposed to end.As Clemson redshirt-senior quarterback Tajh Boyd took a knee to run out the clock in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl — signaling his team’s 40-35 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes (12-2, 8-1) — a harsh reality was setting in for OSU seniors.Despite winning 24 straight games under coach Urban Meyer, the 2013 senior class has no postseason victories to their name, unless they were redshirted during their Buckeye career and were thus a part of the team of 2010 Rose Bowl champions.Between a loss in the Orange Bowl this season, a bowl ban in 2012-13 season, falling short in the 2012 Gator Bowl and getting the 2011 Sugar Bowl win vacated, something will always be missing from a group that had championship expectations.“It’s always going to be hard. My college career did not end the way I thought it would or I wanted it to,” redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort said following the loss to the Tigers (11-2, 7-1).Regardless of the team’s postseason shortcomings in recent years, that’s not how Mewhort and company want to be remembered.“I think we’re very resilient. I think we’re hard workers, good people. Good football players, even better people,” Mewhort said. “I’d like to take that to be the legacy. Obviously we dropped a few tough ones here at the end. We would have liked to go out on top, but I think we set a standard for these younger guys.”From the depths of a 6-7 season in 2011 capped with the Gator Bowl loss to Florida, this year’s class of seniors will be remembered fondly by its head coach even though the group fell short in this season’s biggest games.“Senior class, we just said an emotional goodbye to them,” Meyer said after the Orange Bowl loss. “It’s not because they’re seniors, it’s because of what they’ve done. I tried to make that perfectly clear. Just because you stay some place for a couple years doesn’t mean you deserve that respect. It’s what you did, and how you did it.”The seniors on the offensive side of the ball turned in a record-setting season in their last year at OSU, setting school records for points (637), points per game (45.5), yards per game (512.0), passing touchdowns (38), first downs (361) and rushing yards (4,321).The Buckeyes had chances to win both postseason games late, but ultimately fell short. It is that unwillingness to give up that sets them apart, senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown said after the loss to the Tigers.“(We have) great leadership, especially the senior class. It’s a tough football team. A team that will never give up,” Brown said.When Meyer’s reign began in 2012, a change in the culture came along with it, something Mewhort said was not an easy adjustment.“I know it looks like immediately the next season after going 6-7 we came back and go 12-0, but it was not immediate — at all,” Mewhort said. “It started at 5 a.m. in January of last year. Every day we came to work and we grinded hard.”Aside for Ryan Shazier — who declared for the NFL Draft Saturday — OSU will be leaning on juniors like quarterback Braxton Miller, tight end Jeff Heuerman, defensive lineman Michael Bennett and wide receivers Devin Smith and Evan Spencer in 2014 to follow in the footsteps of a class who Meyer thinks has a bright future.“It will be great. A student-athlete at Ohio State University, (will) get a great degree, and go on and build for the future,” Meyer said. “It’s going to sting for a while, probably a long while, because we just didn’t finish, and it was right there to finish.“This year’s senior class … When I looked around the room, every one of them could impact that play. And that’s the sign of a decent senior class.”No matter how it ended, Mewhort said being remembered for getting the program “back to where Ohio State should be” is the most important thing.“Talking about the last two games, obviously we would have liked to come out on top of those but I think our seniors did a good job of setting the template of how to come to work every day,” Mewhort said. “Do things the right way on and off the field. Hopefully we’ll be remembered for that.” read more


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Ohio State sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the first quarter of the game against Maryland on Nov. 17. Ohio State won 52-51. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorNo. 10 Ohio State got to Michigan week with a single loss, but in ugly fashion, defeating Maryland 52-51 in overtime in College Park. Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s win against the Terrapins.Dobbins becomes featured backSophomore running back J.K. Dobbins knew he was going to be the featured back against Maryland. Redshirt junior Mike Weber, according to head coach Urban Meyer, suffered a quad bruise during the week, which got worse heading into the game on Saturday.Going in, Dobbins and Weber were trading series, sharing the carries at the top of the depth chart. Even though it has worked in the past, Dobbins said he is more comfortable with being “the guy” in the backfield, saying after the game he is an energetic player that gets in a groove each drive he receives.Ohio State saw that from Dobbins against the Terrapins, recording 203 yards on the ground on 37 carries, the most, he said, he had had since high school, scoring on a 1-yard rush at the end of the second quarter.Dobbins was not by himself in the running game, with redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins rushing for 59 yards, scoring three touchdowns on the ground.However, with the consistency of Dobbins, Haskins had the opportunity to run an offense that many expected from Ohio State at the beginning of the year: utilizing the option, but with a player who can run for short yardage, but prefers to pass.With Dobbins and Haskins, it looked like the Ohio State offense Meyer wanted to run the whole time.But with a running game that Ohio State has had all year that runs with the 1A and 1B backs at the top of the depth chart, it is not likely, assuming Weber’s return, that this kind of consistency from one back, that amount of a workload, will continue against Michigan.Haskins continues to trust the tight endsHaskins’ main targets in the passing game have not changed much this season. In Ohio State’s 1-point victory over Maryland, redshirt senior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon recorded six catches for 102 yards while redshirt senior wide receiver Terry McLaurin brought in a team-leading 118 yards and a touchdown on four catches.But in the short passing game, Haskins looked to his tight end, sophomore Luke Farrell, for consistent catches. He brought in four catches, tied for second-most on the team, for 44 yards, bringing in one for 19 yards.Farrell’s performance against Maryland tied for his most receptions in a single game this season, bringing in four catches against Purdue on Oct. 20. The 44 yards through the air was also a season high.Redshirt junior tight end Rashod Berry was also a major factor against the Terrapins, recording an 11-yard catch on a 4th-and-1 in overtime, leading to a 5-yard touchdown rush by Haskins.For the Ohio State quarterback, tight ends were not the deciding factor in Saturday’s win. But the position, both Farrell and Berry, proved to be Haskins’ security blanket, something that could be effective moving forward.Ohio State defense needs work The Ohio State defense had a day to forget against the Terrapins on Saturday, allowing the most points (52) and the second-most yards (535) it had all season.The offensive success started quickly for Maryland. Reminiscent of the Oregon State game, Maryland redshirt freshman running back Anthony McFarland recorded two touchdown runs, one for 81 yards and the other for 75 in the first quarter, recording 298 yards on 21 carries overall. Now, heading into the Michigan game, the Ohio State defense, allowing 24.6 points per game, is giving up close to 400 yards per game, with opponents averaging 5.9 yards per play and scoring 33 touchdowns against the Buckeyes this season. Defending the ground game, Ohio State is No. 6 in the Big Ten, allowing 161.3 yards per game and 4.5 yards per carry. In the passing game, opponents are completing 52.3 percent of passes against the Buckeyes, but averaging 237.4 passing yards per game, No. 10 in the conference. Next week, Ohio State will face a Michigan team that has the No. 4 rushing attack in the Big Ten, averaging 219.2 yards per game, and a passing attack that completes 65.1 percent of passes for 210.5 yards per game. The Buckeyes will have to try and stop the balanced attack of Michigan. But it cannot do it the same way Ohio State tried to stop Maryland on Saturday. read more


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first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has announced that he has signed for LA Galaxy for footballing reasons alone and wants to help the MLS grow during his stay thereThe signing of the football icon has been greeted warmly at the MLS with the president of Galaxy’s parent organisation AEG lauding the Swede as “one of the brightest stars that’s ever played in this market”.Ibrahimovic himself revealed to LA Times that he was lured by the prospect of experiencing a different kind of football in America and is hopeful of making a positive impression with the fans over his style of football.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“After being in Europe, winning 33 trophies, playing in the best teams in the world, playing with the best players in the world, I wanted to come to the US and play my game there,” said Ibrahimovic, according to Manchester Evening News.“I wanted people to enjoy my game there and to win. And I chose the Galaxy to do that. I am ready to go now. First of all, I’m there to play football. I’m not there for something else. My first objective is to play football and do what I’m good at.“I’m excited to come over and to get the experience with the Galaxy and to explore how the football is there. I want to be part of it and make it better.”last_img read more


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first_imgDiego Lopez believes that the upcoming home match will be a crucial one for Cagliari as they are about to face Torino and will try to get away from the relegation zone.Cagliari are just four points above the drop zone and Diego Lopez knows that every single match is a crucial one for them – and he will try to guide his team to the second consecutive victory this weekend.The Cagliari coach spoke about the importance of the upcoming game as he said, according to Football Italia:“There will be a great turnout from the public. We need to respond to the affection of the fans on the pitch.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I know the Cagliari fans well, they are always there in times of need.”“We need to show the crowd our desire to win. We are at home, it’s three important points.”“We can do it with the help of our crowd.”“After Pavoletti’s equaliser, the team won back the ball well and went forward looking for the win.”last_img read more


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first_imgAfter almost three months since Alexis Sanchez left Arsenal for Manchester United in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jose Mourinho is starting to get a grip on how the talented lone wolf behaves exactly.A deal, which in the beginning seemed to have only one winning side – the Red Devils – has turned into a nightmare for that same team – Mkhitaryan has been performing extremely well since the transfer and on the other side, Sanchez is still struggling to find his place and adapt to the new surroundings at Old Trafford – out of the 13 played games, he has scored only 2 goals.This has led Mourinho to consider dropping him for the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Rotating is not the right word,” Mourinho shared, according to football.london. “If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final. So is not rotating, because rotating looks like a player plays against Bournemouth to give a rest to somebody that is going to play against Spurs in the semi-final.” “So the word is not rotation, it is an opportunity for people, for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs. Some of the guys that played today don’t have a place in that team, they don’t have a place in that team,” Mourinho went on to add after the 1-0 upset against West Brom on Sunday.last_img read more


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first_imgReal Madrid have announced that Alvaro Odriozola has been diagnosed with a grade one abductor injury that rules him out of this week’s UEFA Super CupThe Spanish right-back joined the Champions League holders last month from Real Sociedad and has featured prominently in the club’s pre-season fixtures.While Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash against Atletico Madrid would have been Odriozola’s first competitive outing for Real, he will now have to wait a little longer due to a groin problem.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“After the tests carried out today by the Real Madrid Sanitas Medical Services on our player Álvaro Odriozola, he has been diagnosed with a grade one injury in the abductor of the right leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed,” read a statement.Meanwhile, Atletico have announced that new signings Nikola Kalinic, Gelson Martins, Thomas Lemar and Santiago Arias have all been included into the squad for the encounter in Estonia.last_img read more


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first_imgFormer Juventus Coach Fabio Capello believes Jose Mourinho has helped Manchester United star Paul Pogba to improve his game.Pogba left the Old Ladies to return to Old Trafford in 2016, but he’s had a strained relationship with the Portuguese manager.“It wasn’t easy for Pogba to get used to English football,” Capello told Football Italia“He’d only experienced it at youth level. Today he’s more involved, and in that respect, Mourinho’s jabs have helped him.”ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….Capello also looked ahead to Wednesday’s match.“Manchester United can count on the structure of their team, the experience and the quality of their champions.“United deserve the utmost respect and remain an opponent to be feared, but at Old Trafford Juventus impressed with their personality and conviction.“Are they favourites to win the competition? It’s early. What we can say is that Juventus have shown they’ve got a Champions League mentality, tackling the big European commitments with conviction and relaxation.”last_img read more


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first_imgGianluigi Buffon feels that Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer arrival likely stopped more Juventus players from following him out of the clubThe veteran goalkeeper chose to end a 17-year stay with Juventus at the end of last season in favour of a free transfer to Paris Saint-GermainBut Buffon thinks he wouldn’t have been the only summer departure from Turin had Ronaldo not arrived from Real Madrid in a €112m deal.“For me, it was time to say ‘enough’,” Buffon told Tiki Taka on Sport Mediaset on Twitter.“Juve probably felt others could’ve left and that the only way to reawaken everyone was buying Cristiano.”Despite missing out on the chance of playing with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Buffon has no regrets on his decision to go to France.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I think, speaking in a friendly way with the president after such a long and stressful period because being a Juventus player and captain weighs on you a little, even if it’s an honour, the time had come for us to go our separate ways,” Buffon added.“I considered retiring or carrying on playing if an incredible offer from a top club came my way. If it had come from an exotic League, I wouldn’t have considered it.“The offer from PSG arrived in May, and it made me consider the option of playing for another year or two.“It was an unnatural choice but one I thought about a lot. We left each other on sweet terms, that’s what I wanted and I think everyone else did too.“I won seven Scudetti in a row and even if you’re stronger, you never take winning for granted. It involves so much nervous fatigue.”Buffon has made 10 appearances in all competitions for PSG this season.last_img read more


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first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Demolition of the aging White Hall office building at the former Chanute Air Force Base in east central Illinois is set to begin shortly, with removal of asbestos and lead-based paint from the World War II-era complex more than halfway completed.Demolition will take place simultaneously with asbestos and lead-based paint removal in different parts of the property, reported the Rantoul Press.Demolition of the building which spans about 500,000 square feet — the equivalent of two city blocks — is expected to finish by next summer, according to Paul Carroll, BRAC environmental coordinator for Chanute. Greenville, S.C.-based CB&I Federal Services is performing the work under a $7.9 million contract with the Air Force.The massive building — DOD’s largest until the Pentagon was completed — was left to decay since the installation closed in 1993 due to the prohibitive cost required to rehabilitate it. White Hall is included in the Chanute Field National Historical District list of Historical Places.The demolition will require about 2,000 truckloads of debris to be hauled offsite. About 90 percent of the construction waste — including brick, rebar and concrete — will be recycled. After the building is torn down, an estimated 1,500 loads of clean dirt will be used to grade the site, according to the story.last_img read more


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first_img 18 Photos Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Comments Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Huawei’s sold millions of phones like the P30, but it tempered expectations that it’ll overtake Samsung to become the world’s biggest vendor in 2019. Angela Lang/CNET Huawei is reportedly giving itself more time to overtake Samsung as the world’s biggest phone-seller.The scandal-scarred Chinese company took the No. 2 spot from Apple in the second quarter of 2018, and CEO Richard Yu previously said it aimed to become the world’s largest phone vendor by the end of 2019.Its chief strategy officer revised that goal in a speech Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia, according to Reuters.”We would have become the largest in the fourth quarter [of this year] but now we feel that this process may take longer,” Shao Yang said in Shanghai. 9 1:28 Now playing: Watch this: Tags Huawei scales back production, AI destroys humans (again) Share your voice Huawei’s P30 looks like fantastic forbidden fruit Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it • reading • Huawei says it’ll need more time to become world’s biggest phone seller Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors See All Phones He noted that Huawei is selling 500,000 to 600,000 smartphones a day. The company is likely tempering expectations for 2019 after President Donald Trump in May signed an executive order effectively banning Huawei from US communications networks, due to national security concerns about Huawei’s close relationship with the Chinese government. The US also urged its allies not to do business with Huawei despite the company’s consistent denials that its products are used for spying. Last week, its chairman said that Huawei is willing to sign a “no spy agreement” with the US.Huawei didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 4:48 a.m. PT.Updated at 5:35 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Apple Huawei Samsung Apple Donald Trumplast_img read more


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first_imgJack Jenkins jackmjenkins Gospel choirs try to build racial harmony through song Share This! By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Jack Jenkins Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkins Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! Catholicism Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — A coalition of faith groups and civil rights organizations is asking to meet with the director of the FBI, arguing that after a string of attacks on houses of worship in recent years, the agency should focus on the threat of white nationalism.The coalition, which includes Muslim Advocates, the Union for Reform Judaism, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Sikh Coalition, sent a letter March 19 to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting a meeting on the topic.“We, the undersigned national civil rights and faith-based leaders, write to express our deep concern regarding recent attacks against our houses of worship and communities,” they wrote. “We request an urgent meeting with you to discuss the role of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in addressing the threat to public safety and our communities by white nationalist violence.”The authors referenced several mass shootings recently perpetrated in houses of worship. The suspects in those attacks — or those convicted in the attacks — are believed to have either espoused or been associated with white nationalist ideology. These attacks include the 2012 shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wis., that left six dead; the 2015 shooting deaths of nine black worshippers at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.; the 2018 killing of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh; and the recent massacre of 50 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.So far the FBI has not responded, said Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates. She noted that in the week since the letter was sent a mosque in Escondido, Calif., caught on fire. Graffiti referencing the New Zealand shooting was found nearby.“We’re trying to raise substantive, thoughtful and informed concerns about the FBI’s counterterrorism priorities and are being met with silence,” she said in a statement. “This is appalling. Our communities must go to their houses of worship every week knowing that they are a target, and the FBI won’t even give us the time to hear our concerns.”Sim J. Singh, the Sikh Coalition’s senior manager of policy and advocacy, agreed.“The FBI’s silence raises questions about the agency’s commitment to keeping our communities safe,” he said in a statement sent to Religion News Service. “White nationalists have been allowed to proliferate for generations and are bringing their acts of violence to our places of worship. The FBI cannot be surprised that faith communities and the nation at large would demand strong intervention after all these years. For the millions of Americans that represent minority communities across our nation, New Zealand was a sobering reminder that the threat of white nationalism continues to grow.”An FBI representative confirmed to RNS that its staff has received the letter, and “will definitely be getting back to the requesting agency.” By: Jack Jenkins jackmjenkinscenter_img TagsCharleston church shooting Emanuel AME FBI homepage featured Muslim Advocates New Zealand New Zealand shooting Oak Creek Sikh temple shootings Tree of Life shooting white nationalism white supremacy,You may also like Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 News As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,How new role models are inspiring young Muslim women to reimagine their lives Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email last_img read more


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first_img Share U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliarist Rusty PumphreyThe two barges involved in a collision were removed from the Houston Ship Channel on May 15, 2019.Posted on Wednesday, May 15, at 2:59 p.m.The Unified Command responding to a spill of gasoline blend product that occurred last Friday in the Houston Ship Channel said on Wednesday afternoon it has successfully removed the two barges involved in the incident from the collision site.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Fire Department and the company Kirby Inland Marine form the unified command that’s responding to the incident.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. The tanker struck one of the barges and the other one capsized.The barges were taken to shipyards. The one that was damaged in the collision was transported to the Southwest Shipyard at Channelview. The other barge was taken to the Barbours Cut Turning Basin. There were no reports of release of product into the water as the barges were removed from the collision site.Cleanup operations continued and skimming vessels collected a small amount of product from sheen at the initial incident site. Additionally, crews will assess shorelines for any remaining presence of product.The boom that was deployed in some sensitive areas over the last several days will begin to be removed when crews determine those locations have sustained no impact from the spill.Water quality testing teams are conducting sampling and initial water quality test results are expected to be available on Thursday.The Houston Ship Channel is now operating without restrictions.Posted on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:02 p.m.The Unified Command responding to a spill of gasoline blend product that occurred last Friday said on Tuesday afternoon in the Houston Ship Channel that cleanup crews have successfully flushed, decontaminated and transferred all removable product from the damaged barge and they are continuing salvage operations on the capsized barge.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Fire Department and the company Kirby Inland Marine form the unified command that’s responding to the incident.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. The tanker struck one of the barges and the other one capsized.The gas blend product that spilled is reformate and authorities estimate the spilled amount is approximately 11,276 barrels. Initial reports said it was a 9,000-barrell spill.The cleanup and recovery process includes the deployment of approximately 20,000 feet of containment boom, a temporary floating barrier and skimmers. Seven skimmers are on scene and have recovered more than 3,825 barrels of product-water mixture. Additionally, air and water quality tests are underway. As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 5,079 air quality assessments had been taken and analyzed with no results showing above actionable levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Galveston County Health District report that environmental air sampling data from the community continue to be below levels of health concerns. The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a seafood warning concerning the consumption of fish and seafood from portions of Galveston and Trinity Bays. More information on the seafood warning is posted on this website.The spill has also impacted wildlife, with three birds and a mammal having been found deceased on the damaged barge and numerous fish and invertebrates also having been found dead.Posted on Monday, May 13, at 4:40 p.m.Cleanup crews continue responding to a collision in the Houston Ship Channel that spilled approximately 9,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock last Friday.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Fire Department and the company Kirby Inland Marine form the unified command that’s responding to the incident.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. The tanker struck one of the barges and the other one capsized and remains aground just outside the channel.Salvage teams have secured the two barges in their current locations and continue to remove product from the damaged barge. Crews are preparing to perform salvage operations on the capsized barge.The flammable material that spilled is called reformate. Six skimmers are on the scene and have recovered more than 376 barrels of product-water mixture. In addition, responders have deployed more than 20,000 feet of boom, a temporary floating barrier, to control the spill.As of 3 p.m. on Monday, local officials said 4,735 air quality assessments had been taken in the community and analyzed with no results showing actionable levels. Response teams were also conducting water quality tests.The Houston Ship Channel is open but with some restrictions due to the incident.Posted on Monday, May 10, at 10:38 a.m.Officials say a 9,000-barrel gasoline blend stock spill that happened last Friday in the Houston Ship Channel isn’t a major health concern, but they have suspended oyster harvesting downstream until further notice and are investigating the accident that led to the spill.The flammable material that spilled is called reformate and a spokesperson for Port Houston said it’s a colorless, flammable liquid that’s toxic to fish.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. One barge capsized and cleanup crews will have to cut through the steel bottom of the ship to pump out the remaining product. They’re also using boom, a temporary floating barrier, to control the spill.The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board still aren’t sure what caused the accident, which has disrupted traffic on the channel near Bayport.Officials say so far two seagulls, one raccoon and “some fish” are believed to have died due to the spill. Fishermen are also being encouraged not to eat fish caught in certain parts of Galveston Bay.Residents in the area have complained of a gasoline odor. The National Weather Service has warned that people living nearby may be able to smell gasoline fumes.Speaking on behalf of the barge company, Jim Guidry said at a news conference they are monitoring air quality 24 hours a day. “We’ve not seen any levels that cause us concern for people’s health,” Guidry said. On Sunday, authorities said 2,700 air samples were tested and none have exceeded levels to cause concern.The Galveston Bay Foundation is collecting water samples.The cause of the collision is being investigated.Persons wishing to pursue a claim in the response to the incident can call 1-800-241-9010.last_img read more


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first_imgFederighi then proceeded to reveal Apple’s actual strategy for media on the Mac: The company is replacing iTunes on the Mac with three dedicated apps for media, including a desktop app for podcasts, an Apple TV app for its TV and movie content as well as its upcoming Apple TV Plus video subscription service, and a music app to access both the company’s Apple Music subscription service as well as local music libraries.“Apple Music in Catalina is the best music app we’ve ever made,” Federighi said.The sunsetting of iTunes was widely expected to happen with OS X 10.15, and follows Apple’s multiyear move away from a transactional digital media business toward one focused on subscriptions. As the latest part of this transition, Apple is going to launch its own video-subscription service, dubbed Apple TV Plus, with original productions from creatives like Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Oprah later this year. Apple used its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday to officially announce its plans to end the Mac version of iTunes. The company will phase out its well-known media application with the introduction of OS X 10.15, code-named Catalina, which is expected to be released in September alongside the next version of iOS and the new iPhone.However, the iTunes brand isn’t going away: Apple said the iTunes Store app will remain the place for iOS users to purchase music, while the Windows version of the iTunes application is living on (for now).“iTunes started completely focused,” said Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi at WWDC Monday, recalling how the app was initially just focused on music management.He then told the audience about a number of features the company added to the software over the years, jokingly adding that Apple could take this type of feature bloat even further. “How about calendar in iTunes,” he joked. “How about mail in iTunes?” Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more


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first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday raised questions over the evaluation of the answer scripts of History in the wake of a number of students who had scored 90 percent or above in Higher Secondary or its equivalent examinations getting less than 10 in the entrance test at Jadavpur University.”A number of students have approached me in the past few days who have secured less than 5 in the entrance examinations at JU. These students have bagged more than 80 percent or even 90 percent marks in History in the Board examinations. Even Granthan Sengupta, who came first in Higher Secondary examination, is among the students who have secured poor marks in JU’s History entrance test. Have the answer scripts been examined properly,” the minister questioned.He, who has always claimed that admission should be strictly on the basis of merit, was critical against a section of students who had agitated in the varsity demanding admission test for a number of days last month. “Now, I will ask those students who had agitated whether there has been transparency in the evaluation of the answer scripts in the entrance examination,” Chatterjee said.JU decided on Thursday that Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das will be acting as the Chairman of the admission committee of Jadavpur University and a fresh review of the History answer scripts will be conducted. Registrar Chiranjib Bhattacharjee will assist the V-C. The decision was taken after Dean of Arts Subhasish Biswas wrote to Vice-Chancellor Das praying resignation.”I strongly declare that the entire crisis which has taken place in the admission procedure of BA admission test in History of JU is due to my negligence of work and I am solely responsible for that… In the case of admission test in History, I detected an uneven marking after receiving many complaints,” Biswas’ self-declaration stated.A senior JU administrative official said Biswas’ resignation from the post of Dean of Arts has been accepted and he will no longer be involved in the admission process. “He is also the head of the History department. His resignation from this post is still under consideration,” the official added.A section of students had been demanding the resignation of Biswas in the wake of this crisis and had gheraoed Das and some other senior administrative officials on Wednesday. It was lifted in the wee hours on Thursday after Biswas tendered his resignation. The admission in the Arts subjects like International Relations, Bengali and English went off peacefully on Thursday with the majority of the seats getting occupied.last_img read more


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first_imgPaul HendriksZiggo’s chief technology officer Paul Hendriks is due to step down on September 1, after six years at the firm.Announcing the departure in its second quarter earnings announcement, the Dutch cable operator said that it will appoint Kamran Ziaee as chief information officer on an interim basis, and moving forward will have a different management board composition.Ziggo CEO René Obermann said that Zaiee has a “proven track record” and brings with him 16 years of experience in the cable and telecoms industry. He has previously worked as CTO at Sunrise in Switzerland for a year and as vice-president and CIO at Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia in Germany for nine years.“From the introduction of Ziggo, Paul Hendriks has played an important role in strategy and execution of technological choices since 2008. His valuable contribution has made Ziggo the innovative company it is today,” said Ziggo board chairman Andrew Sukawaty, thanking Hendriks for his contribution to the firm.In its Q2 results, Ziggo reported “solid revenue growth,” despite a 2.8% year-on-year decrease in digital pay TV revenues, which Ziggo attributed to a 34,000 decline in subscribers. However, Ziggo said that the TV losses were partly offset by an ARPU increase and an uptake in VOD.Overall Ziggo reported revenue of €405.1 million, up 3.4% year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA was €225.8 million, up 2.2% year-on-year. However, it made a net loss of €29.5 million, which it put down to €130 million of “non-cash fair value losses on hedges” and €30 million amortisation of customer relationships.Ziggo said that Liberty Global’s planned takeover of the firm is expected to happen in Q4 and until then it will continue to run the company completely independently.last_img read more


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first_imgSimon FellThe UK’s Digital TV Group, which serves as a collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has named Simon Fell as its new independent chair.Fell will take over from David Docherty, who has spent 10 years in the post.Fell was most recently director of technology and innovation at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the public broadcasters’ organisation.Based in Geneva, he led the team driving the industry’s digital transformation and introduced several new initiatives bringing focus to areas such as cyber security and OTT and establishing the EBU Innovation Awards.Before joining the EBU in 2013 he was CTO at Heathrow Airport. He has also held several executive positions at UK broadcasters including ITV where he was director of future technologies.“I am thrilled to be joining the DTG at this crucially important time for our industry. Having worked closely with the DTG since its inception I am fully aware of the unique and vital role it plays in achieving industry collaboration. I believe that by working together our industry can be better prepared for the change that technology and international competition is bringing to media companies globally,” said Fell.“Simon brings extensive board-level experience and an international perspective to the post of DTG chair. I relish the opportunity to work closely with him on the next phase of the DTG’s development,” said Richard Lindsay-Davies, DTG CEO.last_img read more


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