Mauritius braces to halt new oil spill as tanker breaks up

first_imgTopics : Salvage crews raced against time Monday to prevent a second disastrous oil spill off the picture-perfect coastline of Mauritius, with a damaged tanker carrying nearly 2,000 tons of fuel at risk of splitting apart.The bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground on July 25 with 4,000 tons of fuel and began seeping oil last week, staining coral reefs, mangrove forests and tranquil lagoons in an unprecedented environmental catastrophe for the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.More than 1,000 tons has already oozed from the ship, its Japanese operator says, causing untold ecological damage to protected marine parks and fishing grounds that form the backbone of Mauritius’ economy. Creaking sounds “We are in an advanced fracturing process. The bulk carrier does not have much time ahead of it,” said one scientist working on the emergency effort, speaking on condition of anonymity.Divers have reported fresh cracks in the hull, while creaking sounds from the vessel could be heard from the southeast shore, where a major clean-up operation is underway to remove treacly sludge coating miles of Mauritius’ previously unspoiled coastline.Japan on Monday dispatched a six-member team, including members of its coastguard, to assist. France has sent more than 20 tonnes of technical equipment — including 1.3 kilometers of oil containment booms, pumping equipment and protective gear — along with technical advisers from nearby Reunion, a French Indian Ocean island.A spokesman at Mitsui OSK Lines, which operates the Wakashio, owned by another Japanese company, Nagashiki Shipping, told AFP it would send a team of experts as soon as Tuesday if they tested negative for coronavirus. “Nagashiki Shipping deeply apologize to the people of Mauritius and will do their utmost to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of the pollution,” the Wakashio’s owner said in a statement Monday. Fuel was slowly airlifted from the ship Monday by helicopter to the shore, but efforts to pump more from the hold had been thwarted by rough seas and strong winds.The weather, which had fanned the oil slick further up the coast, had improved enough for a barge to approach the ship and safely pump out 500 tons on Monday, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said.That left nearly 2,000 tons of oil on the ship, he said at a press conference late Monday.Jugnauth had earlier warned that cracks in the hull were worsening, and there was a very real chance the boat could split. Volunteers fight oily tide The bulker struck a reef at Pointe d’Esny, an ecological jewel fringed by idyllic beaches, colorful reefs, sanctuaries for rare and endemic wildlife, and protected wetlands.Aerial images show the enormity of the disaster, with huge stretches of crystal-clear seas around the marooned cargo ship stained a deep inky black.Thousands of volunteers, many smeared head-to-toe in black sludge, have turned out along the coast since Friday, stringing together miles of improvised floating barriers made of straw in a desperate attempt to hold back the oily tide.”My friends and I came here today to lend a hand because of the degradation of our environment. The entire marine ecology has been affected by the heavy oil spilled from the ship. We are very affected by this problem,” said Eldridge Larhubarbe, a student.Police are expected to take statements from the captain and crew of the Wakashio after launching an investigation. Detectives boarded the ship on Sunday and seized the log book and black box.Pressure is mounting on the government to explain why more was not done in the two weeks since the vessel ran aground.Mauritius and its 1.3 million inhabitants depend crucially on the sea for food and ecotourism, having fostered a reputation as a conservation success story and a world-class destination for nature lovers.The spill is a double blow for tourist operators who had hoped foreign tourists could soon return.The country has no active cases of coronavirus and had declared a wary victory after a long stretch without any new infections, but its borders remain closed.last_img read more

Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men

first_img 13 Views   no discussions Share Share The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune systemThe number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an “all-time high” in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).It said there had been a “worrying” trend since 2007, with more and more new cases each year.Nearly half of the 6,280 people diagnosed last year were men who had sex with other men (MSM). Overall, one in 20 MSM are infected with HIV.Of those diagnosed in 2011, nearly two-thirds had not been to a sexual health clinic in the previous three years.The HPA said the figures showed there was “room for improvement” in testing people in at-risk groups.Dr Valerie Delpech, the organisation’s head of HIV surveillance, told the BBC: “Obviously this is a serious illness and it is worrying that we’re still seeing a lot in men who have sex with men and this is a record year.“Transmission in the UK is largely sexual, so safe sex is the best way to prevent yourself getting HIV.”RisingThe total number of people living with HIV in the UK rose to 96,000, up from 91,500 the previous year. The issue is most intense in London.Due to advances in drug treatment, having HIV should not affect life-expectancy. However, the data suggests that one in four people with HIV are completely unaware of the infection, meaning they cannot receive treatment and may still be spreading the virus. The chief executive of the National Aids Trust, Deborah Jack, said: “It is vitally important that gay men test at least once a year for STIs [sexually transmitted infections] and HIV, and every three months if they’re having unprotected sex with new or casual partners. “HIV-negative gay men diagnosed with an STI should really treat it as a ‘wake up call’. You are at serious risk of getting HIV in the near future and need to take steps to prevent that happening – such as consistent condom use and reduction in number of sexual partners.”Sir Nick Partridge, the chief executive at the Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “HIV is an entirely preventable condition, yet each year we see thousands more people across the UK receive this life-changing diagnosis. “Reducing undiagnosed HIV by encouraging those in high-risk groups to test more regularly is one way we can put the brakes on the spread of infection.”By James Gallagher, Health and science reporter, BBC News Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men by: – November 29, 2012last_img read more

Andrew J. “Andy” Koors

first_imgAndrew J. Koors, age 58 of Batesville, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at University Hospital in Cincinnati.  Born May 13, 1958 in Batesville, he is the son of Gloria (Nee: Firsich) and James Koors.  A teacher for 33 years with the Batesville School Corporation, he taught German at the high school.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1461, the Batesville Athletic Booster Club, Notre Dame Alumni Association, Cricket Ridge and a long time announcer of Batesville boys and girls basketball for WRBI.Andy embraced his German heritage.  He was a long time fixture at the annual Freudenfest in Oldenburg and apparently its’ unofficial mascot.  For several years he was pictured on a billboard complete with his lederhosen.  He enjoyed his students and teaching them to speak German as well as learning about German customs.  According to his family, Andy was a good cook and liked going to Jungle Jim’s International Market regularly.  Apparently he made something called Hell Fire Bean Dip that was so hot, it was legendary.  His brother tried to make it, cutting the heat factor in half and said it was still barely edible.  An avid golfer, he competed in several leagues and although not largely considered a sports fan by his family, Andy did like watching Notre Dame football and basketball.  Other interests included photography and occasional visits to the Indiana Grand Casino.He is survived by his sister Tress Zielinski of Batesville; brother Tony Koors of Indianapolis; nieces Kira Lentz, Kylie Koors, Kami Koors, all of Indianapolis and nephews Nicholas Koors of Parma Heights, Ohio, Benjamin Koors and E.J. Koors, both of Indianapolis.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sister Tammy Koors.Visitation is Friday, February 24th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  A rosary service will be held at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 11 a.m., Saturday, February 25th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Dennis Duvelius officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Batesville Community Education Foundation.last_img read more

Southern Iowa Speedway hosts July 15 IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour show

first_imgOSKALOOSA, Iowa – The first half of a Hawkeye Dirt Tour doubleheader takes traveling Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds to Southern Iowa Speedway next Wednesday, July 15.The main event pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $150 to start and is a qualifier for the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the midweek card.Modifieds vie for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region Allstar Performance State and special series points. All applicable points, including local track points, will be awarded in the other divisions.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7:30 p.m.Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $25.Southern Iowa Speedway has hosted three previous Hawkeye Dirt Tour events. Michael Long of Quincy, Ill., won there in 2012, Todd Shute of Des Moines took the 2013 checkers and Andrew Schroeder of Keswick topped last summer’s feature.More information about the Oskaloosa show, postponed from June 11 because of inclement weather, is available by calling promoter Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330, at the and websites, and on Facebook.The tour is at Knoxville Raceway for the Thursday, July 16 Harris Clash. That $2,000 to win feature is the final qualifying event for the first round of Fast Shafts All-Star voting.IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Kyle Brown, State Center, 138; 2. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 136; 3. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 122; 4. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, 115; 5. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, and Andrew Schroeder, Keswick, both 102; 7. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 97; 8. Mitchell Morris, Long Grove, 91; 9. David Brown, Kellogg, 84; 10. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 78; 11. Patrick Flannagan, Cedar Rapids, 76; 12. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 75; 13. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 59; 14. Scott Hogan, Vinton, 54; 15. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 51; 16. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 50; 17. Dennis Betzer, Central City, and Joel Rust, Grundy Center, both 47; 19. Chris Zogg, New Liberty, 46; 20. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C., and Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., each 40.last_img read more

Badgers return home, host pair of conference upstarts

first_imgUW Athletic CommunicationsFollowing a road trip to Penn State and Indiana last weekend, the No. 33 Wisconsin women’s tennis team will return home Saturday and Sunday to host No. 54 Iowa and No. 65 Minnesota as their Big Ten season continues. The Badgers split matches last weekend, prevailing 4-3 in a closely contested affair against the Nittany Lions before dropping 5-2 to the Hoosiers in a match marked by several close sets.Despite going 1-1 last weekend, Wisconsin bumped up in the rankings two spots this week. On the personal side, Katie McGaffigan and Caitlin Burke also took personal jumps, graduating to the No. 91 and No. 87 spots, respectively. McGaffigan had represented the Badgers in number-one singles all season, with Burke playing out of the second spot, until this past weekend when they flipped seeds. Though the two collectively went 1-3 on the weekend trip, each fought through a duo of tightly contested matches. Head coach Patti Henderson is yet to announce who will be playing out of which flight this weekend.“In all honesty, if you had told me going into this weekend that we would have been 1-3 at positions 1 and 2 for us, I would have said no way,” Henderson said. You know, we’re going to be 2-2 at a minimum and hopefully 3-1 or 4-0. Erin and I haven’t decided exactly how we’re going to handle that.”Playing out of fourth flight singles, sophomore Kaylan Caiati currently boasts of a team leading eight-game win streak, having not lost a single set since February 25.“Well, Kaylan Caiati is every tennis player’s worst nightmare basically,” Henderson said. “I look at it as, you know, you’re going to play somebody, and you’ve got what’s between their ears, their head, their heart, and their skill level. And Kaylan Caiati’s heart and head are unbelievable — never in doubt, never questioned.”But on the doubles front, Caiati is quick to note that her and Burke — a relatively recently minted pairing — still have room to improve in the second flight. Coming off of a duo of losses last weekend, including a 9-7 fall to Indiana where they enjoyed a match point before dropping behind, Caiati sees room for personal improvement.“I just really would like to improve on my doubles game,” Caiati said. “There’s times when I feel confident about it, and there are other times when I realize that there [are] parts of my game that I need a lot of work on.”In Iowa and Minnesota, the Badgers face a duo of teams with no seniors in their lineups, with the Hawkeye squad being composed entirely of freshmen and sophomores.“I think Iowa is a pretty young team — so is Minnesota. I think Iowa has just a couple of people returning; they have a new coach,” senior Lindsay Martin said. “And that is either really good for us — they are young and inexperienced — or they’re really excited and eager to go out there and play.”The Hawkeyes will also enter Madison under the leadership of a relatively new coach, though Henderson is well acquainted with him.“Iowa has a new coach who’s actually a friend of mine, a fellow Canadian, Daryl Greenan, and he just stepped in at sort of like Thanksgiving time with their program, after they had been coachless for the fall,” Henderson said. “I think he worked at Alabama as an assistant coach there, where Jenny Mines and he had done a great job and got that team ranked into the Top 20, so he knows what he’s doing. He knows what it’s about.”last_img read more

The William Nylander story: A timeline from NHL draft to Maple Leafs’ new $45M man

first_imgView this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram Aug. 18, 2014Less than two months later, the young ingenue signs a three-year entry-level contract worth $5.325M with an annual average salary of $1.775M. “Not only does William Nylander bring a high level of speed and skill to his game but he has a very strong character on and off the ice,” then-Toronto GM David Nonis said. “We believe he has a very bright future and are happy to have him signed to his first NHL contract.”His future is bright.A dream come true! One step closer and a lot of hard work ahead.— William Nylander (@wmnylander) August 18, 2014Feb. 29, 2016Finally! The kid realizes his dream and makes his NHL debut. In 18:41 of ice time, he registers two shots on net.William Nylander took part in Maple Leafs practice this morning. He could make his NHL debut tonight vs. Lightning.— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 29, 2016March 5, 2016Then, the 19-year-old center nets his first goal — the game-winning goal — on a Leafs power play in the third period against the New York Islanders and goaltender Thomas Greiss. He is all smiles and excited for what is sure to be a promising career. Let’s break down the script and see how this story went from treatment to manuscript to production.William Nylander’s career timeline: From draft to deadlineJune 27, 2014It all started off so perfectly — a bright, sunny (assuming) day in Philadelphia — just like any movie. The Maple Leafs get their guy as William Nylander was taken eighth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs.It’s been an amazing day! Thank you to my friends and family for always supporting me. Proud to be part of the @MapleLeafs #unreal— William Nylander (@wmnylander) June 28, 2014 Every story needs specific elements. Theme, plot, conflict, setting, villain, ingenue, hero. Fair to say, the William Nylander-Toronto Maple Leafs drama had it all.Depending on which side you’re on, the names may be slightly different, but the storyline has had lots of twists and turns leading up to a long-term contract Dec. 1. (Getty Images) Thank you Toronto and Leafs fans for this year. Excited for the next one! #torontostrongA post shared by William Nylander (@williamnylander) on May 14, 2018 at 8:50am PDTJuly 1Dark clouds start to circle as the entry-level contract expires and Nylander becomes a restricted free agent. On the same day, John Tavares signs with the Maple Leafs leading to speculation if they’ll be enough money to sign Nylander too.July 4.@MapleLeafs GM Kyle Dubas was asked if signing John Tavares impacts their approach to extension talks with Matthews, Marner & Nylander.Hear the full interview here:— OverDrive 1050 (@OverDrive1050) July 5, 2018Aug. 1William Nylander says he wants a long-term contract with Maple Leafs as opposed to a bridge deal.— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) August 1, 2018Sept. 13Leafs open camp, and just like the O.K. Corral – although, maybe not as contentious and involving bloodshed – the standoff begins.Sept. 25#Leafs GM Kyle Dubas on PTS re Nylander: “Their camp has been focused on a long-term deal and ours as well. I think a bridge (deal) for both of us would be the sub-optimal solution to this. We continue to work primarily on long term deals with Lewis (Gross).”— Dhiren Mahiban (@dcmahiban) September 25, 2018More Dubas on Nylander: “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t accepting calls from teams (on Nylander), but I can say absolutely that we are not shopping him.”— Dhiren Mahiban (@dcmahiban) September 25, 2018″We hope to get him back, of course. He’s a big part of this team. The clock’s kinda tickin’. Hopefully that gets resolved because everybody wants him here.” —Auston Matthews on William Nylander— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) November 28, 2018Sept. 27Interesting tweet from @CapFriendly. Could this be why the deal hasn’t been done yet?Is there a future cap benefit if #Leafs wait until after the season starts to sign Nylander?Based on a league bylaw, RFA’s who sign multiyear deals in-season see a higher cap hit in year 1, but a reduced cap hit in years 2+Details 👉 examples 👇— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 27, 2018Oct. 3Maple Leafs start their season without Nylander and win. Did Nylander misplay his hand?.Oct. 6Optimism is still high that the kid will sign soon.The new Leafs media guide is all inclusive.— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) October 6, 2018Oct. 9It appears Nylander wants a long-term agreement. But will he get it? Or will it be the more Leafs’ friendly bridge deal? The drama starts to build.Oct. 17Toronto Sun reports Nylander and Toronto GM Kyle Dubas meet in Zurich. Oct. 18Plot twist! Next day Leafs scouts start showing up at games and NHL teams start sending multiple scouts to Toronto’s games. Four teams are sending TWO scouts to tonight’s #leafs – #pens game: Carolina, New Jersey, N.Y. Rangers and Tampa.That’s unusual.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 18, 2018Oct. 19William Nylander and the #MapleLeafs remain at an impasse contractuallyBut the 22-year-old winger has practiced with an Austrian hockey team this week as he remains active away from the NHL— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) October 19, 2018Oct. 21The hockey world is still confident the two sides will agree to a contract before the end of the month. /William Nylander walks to arena in AustriaKid with thick Austrian accent: “Excuse me! Mr. Nylander! Can I have an autograph?”Nylander: “Sure kid.”/Willy signs paper/Kid rips off mask to reveal thick framed glassesDubas: “GOTCHA!”— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) October 22, 2018But GM Kyle Dubas also starts showing up at games, not in Toronto and without the Leafs playing.Per @reporterchris , #Leafs GM Kyle Dubas and Nylander agent Lewis Gross will be meeting today in NYC. #TMLTalk— Michael Augello (@MikeInBuffalo) October 22, 2018Interesting. #Leafs GM Kyle Dubas is at #Flames #NYR game. Could a deal for Nylander be imminent? @sportingnewsca— Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) October 21, 2018Oct. 23Former Maple Leafs Mats Sundin and Glen Healy offer their thoughts on the impasseWilliam Nylander did not return to practice with the @DECBulldogs in Austria this morning. He practised with them three times last week, and used their ice yesterday as well.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 23, 2018HalloweenA sweet moment breaks the dark clouds, for a moment. Kid Dubas and Kid Nylander agree to a deal. Will the adult versions sign one soon?A Kyle Dubas & William Nylander contract signing costume! 😂👍 #JayAndDan— #JayAndDan (@JayAndDan) October 30, 2018Dubas reacting to the two kids dressing up as a Nylander contract signing is great #Leafs #LeafsForever— Omar (@OLW93) October 30, 2018Dubas reiterates he’s not trading Nylander, but rumors continue to swirl according to Sporting News’ Lyle Richardson.Nov. 16In an exclusive with Sporting News, former NHLer Michael Peca, who sat out an entire year after being unable to come to an agreement with the Buffalo Sabres, offers up his thoughts.Nov. 23This tweet from Blue Jackets fan sends Leafs Twitter into a tizzy. But, his “update” never comes.BREAKING: Just spoke with @MapleLeafs GM Kyle Dubas and asked about where they stand on William Nylander. His response was “I’ll have an update by 5pm.” Something tells me a resolve in the Nylander situation is close. #Nylander #MapleLeafs— Ryan Lacey (@rlacey2571) November 23, 2018Nov. 24Nov. 28Head coach Mike Babcock tells the media, “We’re going to play him WHEN he gets back.””We hope to get him back, of course. He’s a big part of this team. The clock’s kinda tickin’. Hopefully that gets resolved because everybody wants him here.” —Auston Matthews on William Nylander— luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) November 28, 2018👀👀👀William Nylander is skating in Sweden 👇Friendly reminder: deadline to sign with #MapleLeafs is Saturday, Dec. 1 ( @HockeynewsSe )— Sporting News Canada (@sportingnewsca) November 28, 2018Nov. 29The Maple Leafs’ priority/hope is still to re-sign William Nylander but my understanding with that with just two days to go to the signing deadline, Toronto has circled back to some teams suggesting they put their best foot forward on trade offers… which makes sense— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 29, 2018Nov. 30Babcock on Nylander: “In my heart and in my mind I know he’s gonna be on the team. That’s how I gotta think.” What a feelingA post shared by William Nylander (@williamnylander) on Mar 6, 2016 at 11:35am PST2015-16 SeasonIn 22 games with Toronto, Nylander nets six goals and seven assists and averages 16:20 in playing time.2016-17 SeasonAt just 20 years old, the Canadian-born Swede plays his first full season in the NHL. In 81 games he breaks out and records 22 goals and 39 assists, is named Rookie of the Month twice (October and March) and finishes sixth in voting for the Calder Trophy. The young star also sees his first postseason action as he suits up for the Leafs’ first-round elimination to the Capitals, scoring a goal and three assists in six games.Everything is coming up roses.Lost in Auston Matthews’ record-setting 67th point is that William Nylander became the 4th Leafs rookie to ever hit 60 with his assist.— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) April 3, 2017Oct. 4, 2017Let the drama commence! Nylander tells the media following the first morning skate of the year he won’t negotiate during the season.“Well, I’m a guy who just wants to: If we do it, (either) before the season or after,” Nylander told Sportsnet prior to the season opener. “We’re just trying to focus on the team, and the way I’m playing during the year.”​2017-18 SeasonThings could have taken a turn for the worse here as he headed into his sophomore year, and the dreaded sophomore slump.But no!Nylander scores 20 goals and 41 assists in a full slate of games. The first-round pick matched his point total from the previous year in the playoffs as the Leafs lose to the Bruins in the first round in seven games. Dec. 1Nylander, Watch— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) December 1, 2018this is actually insane. #NylanderWatch— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) December 1, 2018And then, with minutes remaining before the 5 PM ET deadline and just when everyone thought the ending would be like “The Sopranos”…fade to black without knowing what will happen…The @MapleLeafs have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with forward William Nylander, subject to League approval. #LeafsForever— Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) December 1, 2018Never in doubt, Ry.— Kyle Dubas (@kyledubas) December 1, 2018Going home— William Nylander (@wmnylander) December 1, 2018And now he’s back in the fold, all is well in Maple Leafs land and they lived happily ever after…until Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner’s contracts expire after the season.last_img read more

Final four of ABA League will be played in Laktaši

first_imgManager of ABA League Josip Bilić said to B92 that the finals of the League will be played in Laktaši instead of Belgrade, because Roman Lisac did not like the offer of Belgrade’s mayor.Bilić noted that the key reasons for assigning the final matches to Laktaši was because of BiH club ”Igokea” and its excellent results which made it the first team of the league, and added that the conditions for playing matches in Laktaši were better than those in Belgrade.last_img

Kawhi Leonard ‘like Maximus coming back as the gladiator’ in triumphant Raptors return

first_imgTRADE RUMORS: Which teams could target Kevin Love?Leonard went on to score 23 points, adding six assists and five rebounds as the Clippers won, 112-92, to move to 19-7, while the defending champion Raptors dropped to 16-8.Rivers praised the Raptors for how they received Leonard and was certain the often-reserved NBA Finals MVP had been touched by the occasion.”It’s like Maximus coming back as the gladiator,” Rivers said just before tipoff. “He was the champion and just did everything honorably and the right way. I was joking earlier that would be a great intro.”After the victory, Rivers added: “Some players just don’t let you in. But I can tell you that ovation, to him, was very heartfelt. There’s no doubt about that. It meant a lot to him.”I thought what the Raptors did overall — the video, the players coming out, all of them who played with him — that’s the best that I’ve seen since I’ve been in the league. That’s a really classy move by the organization and then by the fans as well.”The Klaw x The North— NBA (@NBA) December 12, 2019Kyle Lowry presented Leonard’s ring and the two players shared a moment admiring the memento that contains over 640 diamonds.”I was joking with him and just showing him that the ring was nice and like it was shining too bright — we were laughing,” Leonard said, according to ESPN. “Memories probably just ran through our heads. As far as winning a championship, it pretty much has come full circle now, being able to get the ring and see where the hard work came from.”But it’s more than that. It’s just a journey. For me, as far as playing for the city, the chapter coming closed once I came over with the Clippers, but I still love the city. Those guys on the team, the players, the coaching staff, I still have love for them and wish them the best.” Asked about the video tribute and fans’ reaction when he received his ring, Leonard said: “It was great, it was a great moment. They did a great job putting it together, having all the players out there that won with me, standing there and presenting the ring. It just kind of puts you back in those spots when you were on the floor, or the locker room talk going into the game, and after the game watching those highlights.”It was a special season for us, for me and for the whole city and country. I’m just glad we were able to win. It was a blessing.”The Clippers lost Patrick Beverley to a concussion, while Pascal Siakam had a game-high 24 points for the Raptors, who have now lost four of their last five games.Title teammates foreverKawhi x Kyle in #PhantomCam— NBA (@NBA) December 12, 2019 Clippers star Kawhi Leonard was described as “Maximus coming back as the gladiator” by coach Doc Rivers as he made a triumphant return to Toronto on Wednesday.Leonard received his championship ring in his first game back in Toronto since opting to join the Clippers in free agency after he had inspired the Canadian franchise to its first NBA title. The Raptors welcomed him back with a tribute video, and he was greeted by former teammates and coaches in the center of the court, receiving a positive reception from the home crowd.last_img read more

NSL grand finals scores nil all at halftime

first_imgDespite many attempts from Dwellers to score, the Hekari FC goalkeeper  has kept a  tight lid at the goal mouth with numerous saves to keep the Dwellers out at the Sir John Guise Stadium.Dwellers veteran Raymond Gunemba and striker Nigel Dabinyaba combined to shift balls upfront which pushed the tide up but failed to score as Hekari held the side off with a strong backline.However, Hekari FC winger Tommy Semmy who played an outstanding game last weekend with a hattrick of goals could not break the deadlock to keep the scores tied at halftime at 0-0.last_img read more

NCAA: San Beda vents ire on St. Benilde

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Clement Leutcheu paced St. Benilde (1-2) with 10 points and five rebounds, while Kendrix Belgica and JJ Domingo both scored eight markers in the loss.The Scores:SAN BEDA 76 – Mocon 12, Bolick 9, Soberano 9, Tongco 8, Potts 7, Noah 6, Doliguez 6, Carino 6, Presbitero 4, Bahio 4, Abuda 3, Tankoua 2, Oftana 0, Adamos 0, Cabanag 0.ST. BENILDE 52 – Leutcheu 10, Belgica 8, Domingo 8, Pili 7, Dixon 6, Sta. Maria 6, Naboa 4, Young 3, San Juan 0, Castor 0, Bunyi 0, Johnson 0, Suarez 0.Quarters: 16-15, 37-24, 62-44, 76-52.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer New Knicks regime open to moving on with or without Carmelo 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It’s really their character that led them to bounce back,” lamented coach Boyet Fernandez. “Probably with the loss (to Lyceum), it showed that our players aren’t really matured in that game.”Javee Mocon led San Beda with 12 markers, eight boards, and five dimes to anchor the balanced attack for his squad, while AC Soberano pumped nine points on a 3-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Engaged in a tight contest early, San Beda pulled away from a 21-all deadlock with a scathing 16-3 blast to grab a 37-24 halftime edge before erecting a lead as high as 29, 76-47, with a Clint Doliguez basket with 2:00 remaining.“We started really flat in the first quarter. The guys were really excited, but we needed move on from that loss,” said Fernandez. “We had a bad start, but our defense led us back in the second quarter and we finished strong.” Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda took out its frustrations on St. Benilde en route to a 76-52 rout to bounce back in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Losing to Lyceum, 96-91, last Friday, the Red Lions roared to their second victory in three outings in convincing fashion, with Robert Bolick doing it all with his nine points, 11 rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation View commentslast_img read more