September 20

Memphis Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Sex Trafficking

first_imgA Memphis man was arrested in West Palm Beach early Saturday for alleged human trafficking.Last Friday, detectives with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded to the LaQuinta Hotel on Okeechobee Blvd. in regard to a human trafficking complaint.Upon arrival, detectives discovered that an 18-year-old woman was being held against her will.They determined soon afterward that the suspect, 30-year-old Derrion Kirby, had traveled through several states with at least two female victims, arranging sexual encounters and then taking all the money.Courtesy: Palm Beach Sheriff’s OfficeKirby would allegedly threaten violence and withhold the victims’ documents as a means of controlling them.Derrion Kirby was ultimately charged with two counts of sex trafficking, as well as two counts of deriving proceeds of prostitution.He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday, and was scheduled to make his first appearance in front of a Palm Beach County judge on Sunday morning.last_img read more

January 18

Businesses Face Flooding as Rains Set In

first_imgThe main road passing through Clara Town and Vai Town communities on the Bushrod Island, was once again flooded with water, which caused losses for businesses and hampered taxpayers’ movements.The situation forced RITCO, a wholesaler of alcoholic beverages and other businesses in those communities to shut their doors. Traffic was also at a standstill for most of the day as the water receded very slowly owing to poor drainage condition in those communities, which are affected every raining season.People in the affected areas, including vehicle owners, expressed concern over the situation. They wondered when the government will take  the drainage problem on the Bushrod Island seriously, as both communities along this major route get flooded every year.Some observers were heard saying that the government needs to take into account the fact that such flooding causes revenue losses and so it (government) must ensure that the situation is controlled and does not affect taxpayers in the process.“Is there any plan by government to tackle these kinds of situations, especially along this major route, which has some of the heavily populated communities and big businesses and National Port of Authority/Freeport?,” a gentleman, who was struggling to remove his car from water asked.Everyone with whom the Daily Observer spoke was frustrated at government’s handling of the situation and asked that GOL steps up to solve the drainage problem once and for all so that come the next raining season, it won’t be experienced again.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 19

Men Aren’t Going Extinct – Yet

first_imgNot long ago, evolutionary biologists were predicting the demise of manhood (see 11/01/2001, 03/31/2004).  The idea was that the Y chromosome, with no redundant copy (unlike the female’s two X chromosomes, and all others) appeared to be shriveling up and mutating itself out of existence.  Now that the chimpanzee genome has been published (see 09/01/2005 story), one of the many surprises that has come to light is that the human Y chromosome appears to have kept its store of genetic information better than the chimp’s.  Coupled with the discovery that the male chromosome protects itself with palindromes 06/18/2003), men seem to have a bright future ahead.  That the Y chromosome of humans, having emerged later than that of apes, should be in better condition than that of chimpanzees seems an evolutionary conundrum.Sources: MSNBC News, EurekAlert, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.Another evolutionary speculation has been shot down.  Keep up the good work.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

December 19

25 questions about the 2010 Fifa World Cup

first_imgSouth African football fans are seriouslyenthusiastic about their sport, and theirnational team.(Image: Chris Kitchhoff, For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Matlhomola MorakeBafana Bafana Team Media Officer+27 82 7444 [email protected]• Morio SanyaneDirector: Communications and MediaSouth African Football Association+27 82 99 00 [email protected]• Wolfgang Eichler, Fifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 2010 [email protected]• Delia Fischer, Fifa Media Officer+27 11 567 2010 or +27 11 567 2524 or+27 83 201 [email protected]• Jermaine Craig, Media Manager2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa LocalOrganising Committee+27 11 567 2010 or +27 83 201 [email protected] RELATED ARTICLES• 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums• Football in South Africa• 2010 Fifa World Cup host cities• 2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Fest guide• 2010 Fifa World Cup infrastructure• Sport in South Africa• A brief history of Bafana BafanaWhether you plan to be watching the games in a stadium or fan park on the southern tip of Africa, or on the screen back home, here are the answers to 25 frequent questions about the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and the host country.1. Has South Africa hosted big events before?2. Who are Bafana Bafana?3. What’s the difference between football and soccer?4. What’s a vuvuzela?5. Will South Africa benefit from the World Cup?6. Can I use the 2010 Fifa World Cup logo?7. In what stadiums are the games being played?8. Where can I find photos of the stadiums?9. What’s the match schedule?10. Which cities are hosting matches?11. Are tickets still available?12. Should I come even if I can’t get tickets?13. What time zone is South Africa in?14. What will the weather be like?15. How do I get to South Africa?16. How do I get around?17. Where do I stay?18. What if I fall ill?19. What are the people like?20. What languages do South Africans speak?21. Are there lions in the streets?22. What’s the beer like?23. And the food?24. Other than watch football, what else is there to do?25. And the nightlife?1. Has South Africa hosted big events before?South Africa regularly hosts major international sporting events, and since 1994 has successfully managed some of the biggest – including the 1995 Rugby World Cup, 2003 Cricket World Cup, A1 Grand Prix (2006-), 2009 Indian Premier League, and 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.But the Fifa World Cup, the world’s biggest single-code sporting event – in terms of television audience, bigger than the Olympic Games – is in a class of its own.For four weeks starting 11 June 2010, South Africa will be the centre of the world. The 2006 World Cup in Germany was the most extensively viewed event in television history. South Africa 2010 will draw even bigger audiences. The eyes of billions of television viewers, millions of international visitors and the cream of the world’s sporting media will be focused on the southern tip of Africa.Find out more on the big sporting events2. Who are Bafana Bafana?Our national football team is known as Bafana Bafana – “the boys, the boys” in isiZulu. The nickname comes from the fans’ cry that went up during the team’s triumph at the 1996 African Nations Cup (also hosted in South Africa). Since the end of apartheid and South Africa’s sporting isolation, Bafana Bafana have twice qualified – in 1998 and 2002 – for the Fifa World Cup.A brief history of Bafana Bafana3. What’s the difference between football and soccer?Nothing. While the game is largely known as football in Europe, in the former British colonies – including South Africa, the US and Australia – it’s mostly still called soccer (from the British Football Association, best known for the FA Cup).Football in South Africa4. What’s a vuvuzela?Some would say it’s South Africa’s national musical instrument. It’s a big plastic trumpet, brightly coloured, and is blown with gusto by all fans at every football match in the country. The sound it makes is something between the bellow of a constipated elephant and the buzzing of a giant swarm of baritone bees, but South Africans like it. A lot.Viva the vuvuzela orchestra!5. Will South Africa benefit from the World Cup?It has been estimated that the 2010 Fifa World Cup will sustain an estimated 695 000 jobs and have a gross impact of R93-billion (US$12.1-billion) on South Africa’s economy. A projected 373 000 foreign tourists will visit South Africa during the World Cup, each spending an estimated R30 200 ($4 000) on average per trip.However, the indirect spin-offs from improved perceptions abroad could have an even greater, longer-lasting impact, not only on South Africa and its development but on the continent as a whole. A successful World Cup will help change the perceptions that a large number of foreign investors hold of Africa.Find out more on Cup impact ‘still massive‘6. Can I use the 2010 Fifa World Cup logo?Only accredited Fifa partners and sponsors are allowed to use the 2010 Fifa World Cup logo in their publicity and advertising.Download the 2010 Fifa World Cup guide to official marks (PDF, 1.5 MB)7. In what stadiums are the games being played?The 2010 Fifa World Cup matches will be held in 10 stadiums: two in Johannesburg and one in each of the other eight host cities. Together, the 10 stadiums will host 64 matches and seat more than 570 000 people during the course of tournament. Five of the 10 stadiums already existed but were upgraded, with Johannesburg’s Soccer City – venue of the opening and final match – undergoing a major upgrade. The other five stadiums were built from scratch. All have been completed well within schedule.2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums8. Where can I find photos of the stadiums?There are hundreds of photos of stadiums, fans and host cities in the image library. You have to register with the site to access the library.9. What’s the match schedule?Download the 2010 Fifa World Cup Match Schedule (PDF, 2.3 MB)10. Which cities are hosting matches?Nine South African cities will stage the 2010 Fifa World Cup. (See also: 2010 Fifa World Cup host cities)JohannesburgThe economic hub of Africa, Johannesburg is a bustling, sprawling city of contrasts, spread across the small but densely populated province of Gauteng.Johannesburg 2010 websiteNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalWorld Cup stadiums: Soccer City and Ellis ParkWorld Cup matches: 10 first-round (including the opening) and two second-round matches, two quarterfinals and the final.Cape TownSouth Africa’s oldest and loveliest city lies in Table Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, in the south of the Western Cape province. Beautiful buildings, the nearby winelands, long white beaches and a rich cultural life make Cape Town South Africa’s most favoured tourist destination.Cape Town 2010 websiteNearest airport: Cape Town InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Greenpoint StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match, one quarterfinal, one semifinal.DurbanA warm subtropical place and the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is a major tourist destination with the busiest port in South Africa.Durban 2010 websiteNearest airport: King Shaka InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Moses Mabhida StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match, one semifinal.Tshwane/PretoriaTshwane/Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, lying north of Johannesburg in the province of Gauteng. Over 150 years old, it is a place of grand monuments, delightful architecture and lovely open spaces.Tshwane/Pretoria 2010 websiteNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Loftus Versfeld StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match.Nelson Mandela Bay/Port ElizabethKnown as the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth lies in Nelson Mandela Bay on the windswept Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape province.Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth 2010 websiteNearest airport: Port Elizabeth AirportWorld Cup stadium: Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match, one quarterfinal and the third-place playoff.Mangaung/BloemfonteinThe former capital of a Boer republic and now capital of the Free State, Mangaung/Bloemfontein – the Afrikaans name means “flower fountain” – is a pretty city with thousands of rose bushes and some poignant memorials.Mangaung/Bloemfontein 2010 websiteNearest airport: Bloemfontein AirportWorld Cup stadium: Vodacom ParkWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match.RustenburgIts tranquil Jacaranda-lined streets belie the fact that the Rustenburg area in North West province is one of the world’s most heavily mined regions, with a wealth of platinum underground.Rustenburg 2010 websiteNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Royal Bafokeng StadiumWorld Cup matches: four first-round matches, one second-round match.NelspruitThe capital of Mpumalanga province lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, about 330km east of Johannesburg.Nelspruit 2010 websiteNearest airport: Kruger Mpumalanga International AirportWorld Cup stadium: Mbombela StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matchesPolokwaneThe capital of Limpopo province is ideally situated near the border of the wildlife-rich, world-famous Kruger National Park.Polokwane 2010 websiteNearest airport: Polokwane International AirportWorld Cup stadium: Peter Mokaba StadiumWorld Cup matches: four first-round matches11. Are tickets available?Yes – but they’re running out fast! More than 90% of the more than three-million tickets made available for the 64 matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup have been sold. Hosts South Africa lead the sales with more than 1.1-million tickets purchased, followed by the US, UK and Australia.Download 2010 Fifa World Cup Ticketing Media Information (PDF, 3.9 MB)Visit the Fifa ticketing page12. Should I come even if I can’t get tickets?Of course! The 2010 tournament is guaranteed to be, as South Africans say, a jol (a party). As in Germany in 2006, public viewing areas with giant screens will be set up. And you can always watch the tournament and get to know the locals at our numerous pubs, restaurants and sports bars.2010 Fifa World Cup Fan Fest guide13. What time zone is South Africa in?South African Standard Time is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). During June and July – when the tournament will take place – South African time is the same as that in continental Europe, and an hour ahead of the UK. So matches that kick off at 9pm here will be comfortable viewing for Europeans, while US viewers will be taking a lot of early lunches – and Socceroo supporters will be starting their day at five in the morning!14. What will the weather be like?The World Cup will take place in the southern hemisphere winter – but it’s warm here in Africa. Johannesburg will be dry, with sunny days and fairly chilly nights. Rustenburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit will be warmer, but Bloemfontein will be very cold. Polokwane in the north will be dry and hot, warmer than most European summers. Durban will be pleasant and warm, with some humidity – and the deliciously balmy Indian Ocean to swim in. And while Cape Town is magnificent in good weather – and it can have good weather in winter – in June the city is generally cold, wet and windy, and its ocean icy cold.Find out more on Africa’s weather and climate15. How do I get to South Africa?By air – unless you have a boat or rugged overland vehicle. Over 50 airlines and more than 30-million passengers a year move through South Africa’s 10 principal airports, including the three major international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Find out more on to South Africa16. How do I get around?The host cities are all linked by air and train routes, and South Africa has a number of first-rate tour bus companies. The country’s road infrastructure is excellent, so it’s also a viable option to rent a car.When it comes to travel within the cities, while South African public transport is not up to the standard of New York or London, there are options. The most popular form of public transport is the minibus taxi. Most host cities have Metro train and bus systems, and there are numerous meter cab companies. Otherwise, you can rent a car or use your hotel’s courtesy transport.Find out more on flights in South AfricaDriving in South AfricaBuses and trains17. Where do I stay?“The hotel sector in South Africa is first-rate,” the Fifa inspection team said in its country report. “There are enough hotel rooms to accommodate everyone taking part in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, including media representatives and fans from around the world.” Other options are the many bed & breakfast establishments in and around the host cities, and over 150 backpacker lodges.Find out more on in South AfricaBackpacker lodges in South Africa18. What if I fall ill?“On the whole, the health system has excellent facilities and perhaps one of the best private health systems in the world, drawing on modern technology and highly qualified specialists and medical staff,” the Fifa inspection team said in its report. “We have to add that there are fully equipped infirmaries with adequate first-aid facilities to meet every need in the stadiums proposed for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”Find out more on tips for travellers19. What are the people like?South Africa is a nation of over 49-million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs. Visitors to the country always remark on how warm, friendly and welcoming South Africans are. We’ve had a difficult past, so we don’t waste time being difficult people! And we’re expert at having fun.“We can say that the people of South Africa were always friendly, very boisterous and constantly celebrating during our visit to the country,” Fifa’s inspection team said in their country report. “[They] would stop and show their joy and support of the country’s commitment whenever our group passed by.”South Africa’s population20. What languages do South Africans speak?South Africa has 11 official languages, including English. Nine are indigenous African languages, and one – Afrikaans – semi-indigenous, derived from Dutch but with strong influences from local languages. English tends to be the lngua franca, and is widely understood and spoken in the major urban centres.South Africa’s languagesSouth African English21. Are there lions in the streets?Er, no. But if you want to see wild animals, you won’t have to go far to do so. An hour’s drive from such urban jungles as Pretoria and Johannesburg you can see lions, elephants, buffalo and hundreds more species in their natural environments. There are wildlife lodges and game parks – including the huge and magnificent Kruger National Park – across the country.South Africa’s national parks22. What’s the beer like?Cold and delicious! South Africans generally drink bottled beer, although most pubs offer a range of draughts. The major producer is South African Breweries, now a huge multinational doing business across the world. Lager is probably the favourite, followed by pilsener. In and around the stadiums, you’ll only be able to drink Budweiser – an official Fifa sponsor.23. And the food?Yummy, exotic and varied. South Africa’s people have diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs, and their food is a correspondingly rich smorgasbord. For the more daring, we offer culinary challenges from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads – delicious! For the less brave, there are indigenous delicacies such as biltong (dried, salted meat), bobotie (a much-improved version of shepherd’s pie) and boerewors (hand-made farm sausages, grilled on an open flame).In the space of a single city street or shopping mall you’ll find Italian restaurants, two or three varieties of Chinese cookery and Japanese, Moroccan, French, Portuguese and Indian food. Not far away will be Congolese restaurants, Greek, even Brazilian and Korean establishments – and, everywhere, fusion, displaying the fantasies of creative chefs.South African food24. Other than watch football, what else is there to do?So, so much, but where to begin? Try here:Visit South Africa25. And the nightlife?Pubs, wine bars, township taverns known as shebeens, nightclubs, a variety of restaurants, mainstream theatre, avant-garde theatre, dinner theatre, movies … there’s no shortage of places to celebrate or cry into your beer after the match.last_img read more

November 30

Kaya Makati narrows Meralco lead

first_imgRead Next The Laguna side leaned on the heroics of Fitch Arboleda, who struck twice, and goalkeeper Benito Rosalia.But coach Ernie Nierras’ side remained in sixth spot with 27 points, behind JPV Marikina on goal difference. The Aguilas all but kissed their hopes of a Top Four finish goodbye as they picked up just their eighth point from 18 matches.Arboleda put Stallion in front in the 36th minute with a clinical finish past Marko Trkulja, before James Younghusband equalized in the 66th minute. Stallion regained the lead three minutes later with Arboleda finding the back of the net again.Jordan Mintah raised his total to a league-high 15 goals for the season as he gave Kaya the lead in the 22nd minute. —CEDELF P. TUPASADVERTISEMENT View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  New challenge for former taekwondo champion BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kaya, now with 41 points, cut Meralco’s lead at the top to just three points, although the Makati side has played two more matches.Stephan Schrock scored twice, including a spectacular goal from a tough angle in the second half as the Busmen continued their rise, moving up to third with 35 points. Ceres has played five matches less than the Sparks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBienvenido Marañon, Fernando Rodriguez and Carlie de Murga were also on target for Ceres, which rested midfielders Kevin Ingreso and Manny Ott.Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Davao striker Phil Younghusband converted a stoppage time penalty, but the Aguilas’ comeback fell short as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Stallion. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Kaya FC Makati and Ceres Negros closed in on leader FC Meralco Manila with crucial victories on Saturday, while Stallion Laguna denied Davao Aguilas of its first win in the Philippines Football League.Substitute Eric Giganto struck a minute from time as Kaya overcame rival Manila, 2-1, at University of Makati Stadium, while Ceres continued its winning run at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod with a 5-0 drubbing of Ilocos United.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

November 30

Smalling defends himself after England omission

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Was I surprised? Yes, I was,” Smalling said on Tuesday of his omission, speaking at United’s news conference ahead of its Champions League game against Basel.“But you don’t play for one of the biggest clubs in the world for as long as I have and probably won the most trophies bar the Champions League without being able to do everything a top defender needs to do, be it playing or defending.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSmalling, who has played 31 games for England, started the season behind Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, and has played more in the Premier League only in recent weeks because of injuries.“This year, as a team, we’ve got one of the best defensive records,” Smalling said, “and we have done for the last few years and I’m very proud to be part of that. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “While I’m playing under Jose (Mourinho) and he’s happy and I’m playing regularly, then I’m happy with that.”Smalling is confident of forcing his way into Southgate’s plans for the World Cup in Russia.“While I’m playing regularly here and part of a very successful team I think that should show come the summer,” Smalling said. “I don’t really feel like I need to prove anything to Gareth.“Like I said, I play for one of the most successful managers in Jose and he’s only going to pick the best players. While I’m playing regularly and he’s happy I think, if my season carries on like this and we have a successful season and our team continues to concede very few goals, then I think it gives him maybe no choice in the summer but to pick me.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Manchester United’s Chris Smalling speaks during a press conference the day before the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland’s FC Basel 1893 and England’s Manchester United FC at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)BASEL, Switzerland — Manchester United defender Chris Smalling says he has nothing to prove to England manager Gareth Southgate after being dropped by the national team and having his ability publicly questioned.Smalling was overlooked for England’s recent friendly games against Germany and Brazil, with Southgate picking younger players and saying he wanted his team to move toward a style of “using the ball from the back and building up in a certain way.”ADVERTISEMENT Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

November 18

Nets Ship Garnett Back To Wolves

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Garnett is coming back to the place it all began.The Minnesota Timberwolves are sending forward Thaddeus Young to the Brooklyn Nets for Garnett, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.Garnett spent his first 12 seasons in Minnesota. He guided the Timberwolves to the only eight playoff appearances in franchise history and won the MVP while leading them to the Western Conference finals in 2004.After winning a title in Boston, Garnett is nearing the end of a brilliant career and now could finish it in front of a crowd that continues to adore him.“Whatever he says, we’re going to listen and do it,” Wolves guard Ricky Rubio said. “He’s going to have the voice in the locker room and we’re going to learn a lot from him. I think it’s great.”Garnett had to waive a no-trade clause to allow the deal to go through.The Wolves traded Garnett to Boston in 2007 and the Celtics won a championship in his first season there. Garnett remained with Boston until he was dealt along with Celtics mainstay Paul Pierce to Brooklyn on the night of the 2013 draft.Pierce spent just a year in Brooklyn and now Garnett is gone too, with the Nets getting a solid replacement in Young, who has played much better as the season went on.Garnett is no longer a force on offense, and at 38 years old has often sat out the second night of back-to-back games. But he remains a solid rebound and defender, plus a highly regarded locker room leader who should make an impact on a young Timberwolves team.(JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

November 16

#Game4Grenfell: Where is it & who is playing?

first_imgQueens Park Rangers #Game4Grenfell: When is it, who is playing & everything you need to know Last updated 2 years ago 16:00 8/30/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Grenfell Getty Queens Park Rangers Championship The football world will gather at Loftus Road to pay tribute to those killed in the tower block blaze and raise funds for affected families The Grenfell Tower fire was one of the worst tragedies to hit London in recent memory, sending the capital of the United Kingdom into mourning in June 2017.Experts have pointed the finger at the external cladding used on the building as one of the causes for the blaze spreading so rapidly, with an insulation product installed during recent refurbishment also suspected of aiding the fire. A full public inquiry was ordered by Prime Minister Theresa May to investigate, while councils across the United Kingdom have launched their own surveys of social housing stock in a bid to avoid repetition of the tragedy.Public reaction was swift to the disaster, with thousands standing in solidarity with those affected across social media and in the local community. Now the football world comes together to pay its own tribute, with a special charity game dubbed the ‘Game 4 Grenfell’ organised to raise funds and awareness for the victims.  Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The game will feature several current and former professionals as well as famous names from the music and showbusiness world, in what the organisers hope will be “a day to remember for the west London community.”WHEN & WHERE IS #Game4Grenfell? Game Game 4 Grenfell Date Saturday, September 2 Time 15:00 BST The Game 4 Grenfell is scheduled to take place on September 2, at Queens Park Rangers’ home ground Loftus Road. The stadium is located in the same borough as Grenfell Tower, just one mile down the road, and the club see it as their duty to act on behalf of the community after such a devastating tragedy. HD Loftus Road“This game isn’t about QPR, this game is about our community, and it’s a vehicle to bring people together; to give us all an opportunity to show solidarity,” QPR chairman Tony Fernandes signalled upon announcing his side’s cooperation with the initiative.“I spent my college days around the area affected and have always felt West London is special. The reaction after the Grenfell fire confirmed what I have always believed.“It will take years, and in some cases a lifetime, for our community to recover from this. We hope this match, this event, this demonstration of support, will help, in some small way, to show that all those who have been affected are not alone. We all stand together.”WHO IS PLAYING IN #Game4Grenfell?HD Peter Crouch StokeQPR director of football Les Ferdinand, formerly a striker for the west Londoners as well as Tottenham and England, has been one of the driving forces behind the charity match, and he will also take his place on the field on September 2.Ferdinand will be joined by a host of ex-professionals such as David Seaman, Trevor Sinclair, Alan Shearer, Andy Sinton, Jody Morris, Ally McCoist and Paul Merson.Proud to be playing in #Game4Grenfell @ Loftus Road this Saturday. Very important cause – buy tickets here— Sir Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) August 29, 2017Stoke City’s veteran striker Peter Crouch, who represented QPR at youth and senior level, has also confirmed that he will feature, while the list of footballers past and present will be bolstered with other famous faces from the entertainment world. Musicians Marcus Mumford, Olly Murs, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Ashcroft and Tinie Tempah are among the celebrities who have lent their support to the project and will be present at Loftus Road. Actors Tamer Hassan, Jamie Dornan, Iain Glen and Damian Lewis will also be involved.Four-time Olympic gold-medallist Mo Farah has also been announced as a participant.HOW MUCH ARE #Game4Grenfell TICKETS?Tickets are priced at £15 for adults and £5 concessions, with all funds directly passed to the London Community Foundation for allocation to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, which has been aiding Grenfell residents and members of the wider community in recovering from the effects of the fire.#Game4Grenfell tickets are selling fast!Have you got yours yet?Visit for full info!— QPR FC (@QPRFC) August 15, 2017Victims of the tragedy and those in the north Kensington community will be granted free access to the game.Will #Game4Grenfell be on TV?Yes. Game 4 Grenfell will be broadcast on Sky 1 and Pick from 14:00, so those unable to make the game can watch it live on television.HOW TO DONATE TO GRENFELL CHARITYGame4grenfellReaders interested in making a donation to the Dispossessed fund can do so through the organisers’ official website, The donations page will remain open until the day of the game itself on September 2.HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN GRENFELL TRAGEDY?At least 80 people lost their lives and over 70 were injured when the tower block went up in flames in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, although a definitive death toll may not be compiled until 2018 due to fears many residents were undocumented by official records.last_img read more

November 7

VIC – Sale Knockout

first_imgSaturday 14th April 2007 – Mens and Womens divisionsSunday 15th April 2007 – Mixed Divisions Venue: Stephenson Park, Guthries Parade, Sale For all teams that regularly took the trip to Sale for the State Team Titles, enter your team for the Sale Knockout (which has replaced the State event)..It will be a fantastically administered weekend run by the Sale Touch Association, supported by Touch Football VictoriaTeams are asked to send all enquiries to Sale Touch Association President Laurie Smyth: Email: [email protected]: Sale Touch Phone: (03) 5144 2109Mobile:0419 132 824Fax: (03) 5144 2109last_img read more

September 28

Football DreMont Jones will play final game for Ohio State in Rose

Ohio State defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones (86) takes the field in the second quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignFollowing Ohio State’s win against Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship, redshirt junior Dre’Mont Jones’ future as a Buckeye was up in the air.When asked if he would play in the Rose Bowl, Jones responded, “we’ll see.”On Wednesday, Jones put all those rumors to rest, announcing he will play in the Rose Bowl against Washington on Jan. 1. Jones also said it will be his final game at Ohio State, forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.Jones was a first-team All-Big Ten member this season after leading the Buckeyes with 7.5 sacks, as well as earning 12.5 tackles for loss. Jones became an even more important player for Ohio State this season as the team lost junior defensive end Nick Bosa for the season with a core muscle injury.Jones is projected by many to be a first round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. read more