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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo wants the club’s fans to avoid turning Saturday’s game with Barcelona into a political demonstration following weeks of rising tensions between the Spanish government and Catalonia.Catalan club Barcelona visit the Spanish capital for the first time since a banned vote on independence from Spain took place in Catalonia on Oct. 1.Barcelona decided that day to play their game with Las Palmas at the Nou Camp behind closed doors to show opposition to police violence against voters, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said at the time.The Frente Atletico (Atletico Front) supporters’ group have called for a mass display of Spain flags in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium for the visit of Barcelona.Yet the game has not been classified as a high-risk event by the Spanish football federation as no Barcelona fans will be present due to a disagreement between the two clubs over a ticket allocation.”I want the game to be played with the same sporting spirit as always against Barcelona, Saturday’s game is not a political demonstration, it’s a game of football,” Cerezo said in an interview with radio station Onda Cero on Friday.”Atletico won the league in the Nou Camp (in 2014) and the whole stadium applauded us, we can’t forget that.”Barcelona are the only team that Diego Simeone has been unable to beat in La Liga since he took over Atletico in 2011 and transformed the club’s fortunes.He has failed to win in 11 league encounters between the teams, although his side have twice eliminated the Catalans in the Champions League.advertisement”They’ve always scored one goal more than us, they’ve been decisive in the key moments and they are a very good team,” Simeone told a news conference ahead of the game.”We have been stronger in the Champions League and I hope tomorrow we can overcome this obstacle.”Barcelona have a 100 percent record in the league and in Europe this season and lead the standings by five points over nearest challengers Sevilla. They are six points clear of Atletico in fourth.”They are one of the best teams in the world, right now I’d say Real Madrid are slightly better, but they have reinvented themselves very quickly after the departure of Neymar and their players never tire of winning,” added the Argentine coach.Simeone, however, was unapologetic about the state of the pitch at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, with Spanish media questioning the length of the grass.The pitch has been a topic of debate in the month since the ground opened and in the lead up to Saturday’s match, with Barcelona’s passing game thriving off a slick playing surface.”I’m not a groundsman, I’m a coach, but if you invite me to your house I use your plates and if you come to my place you use my things,” Simeone said.
Mumbai, Jan 11 (PTI) Recently crowned Asian champion Gopi Thonakal and fellow Army long distance runner Nitendra Singh Rawat, the course record holder among Indians, are the star attractions among the home countrys male runners in the Tata Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 21.Gopi, from Army Sports Institute of Pune, will go into the gruelling run on Mumbais streets in the 15th edition of the marathon with his confidence high after becoming the first-ever male runner from the country to clinch the Asian marathon title in Dongguan in China on November 26, clocking 2 hours, 15 minutes and 48 seconds.Rawat, from the Kumaon Regiment, is expected to give him a run for his money after his feat as the best Indian finisher in the Delhi half marathon, and his performance as the top Indian finisher here in 2016.Both had also taken part in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games with Gopi ending up a creditable 25th in 2 hours, 15 minutes and 25 seconds while a hamstring injury affected Rawats performance as he finished a distant 84th.The 29-year-old Gopi from Wayanad in Kerala had finished 28th in the World Championship last year in London, clocking 2:17:13.Their head-to-head rivalry, similar to what was experienced in 2016 when Rawat was the top Indian finisher in 2:25:48 just ahead of Gopi, is expected to be among the highlights of the USD 405,000 event to be title-sponsored by the Tata Group for the first time.”We are happy to be the title sponsors of the Mumbai Marathon as its the first big event for us in 2018 which marks 150 years of the Tata Group,” said Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian of the Groups flagship, Tata Sons, at a media conference here today.advertisementGuangzhou Asian Games (2010) steeplechase gold medal winner Sudha Singh is the top draw among the Indian women. She will have to contend with the challenge from L Suriya, the fastest Indian woman and course record holder of the Airtel Delhi half marathon and Tata Steel Kolkata 25K events, among others.South Africas Olympian Hendrick Ramaala, the 2004 mens winner, has been roped in as the pacemaker of the Indian contingent.The elite list of foreign runners has already been announced by event promoters, Procam International.The mens elite field has 2017 Tokyo Marathon runner-up Solomon Deksisa of Ethiopia and last years Mumbai Marathon runner-up Joshua Kipkorir, among others.The corresponding womens field will see last years winner Bornes Kitur of Kenya defending her title.The start and finish route of the race is expected to see a small change because of the under-construction work for the Mumbai Metro on the D N Road stretch from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Hutatma Chowk (Flora Fountain), informed Joint MD of Procam, Vivek Singh.”We are working with the government authorities on how best to tweak the route at the start and finish of the race,” said Singh to a question. PTI SSR KRK SDM
Kontron announces the KBox B-201, a high performance, compact design computer, as a new member of the Kontron Embedded Box PC family. State-of-the-art 7th Gen Intel Core processors together with an Intel Q170 Express Chipset allow for extremely high performance at a low noise level (34 dB(A) max.). To this end, the KBox B-201 comes equipped with an extremely quiet fan, making it suitable for use in noise sensitive environments. Versatile mounting options and a high number of interfaces offer high flexibility.The KBox B-201 is characterized by high performance levels requiring little space. The Mini-ITX motherboard in the compact 170×170 mm form factor is equipped with two to four processor cores: optionally, users can choose between three 7th Gen Intel Core processors (i3-7101E/i5-7500/i7-7700); on request, 6th Gen Intel Core processors are available as well. KBox B-201’s performance further gets boosted by the Intel Core Q170 Express chipset.The system offers three graphic ports in total, including two space-saving DisplayPorts V1.2, and one DVI-D interface. A 2.5-inch SSD SATA III/ SATA-600 as well as a M.2 SSD / SATA III are available as storage media for operating system or data. A mSATA SSD can be integrated optionally. Various interfaces, e.g. four USB 2.0 and six USB 3.0 ports, offer high flexibility.A serial interface (RS232/COM1) is provided for local data collection and sensor- or machine environment connectivity. Two Ethernet Ports 10/100/1000Mbit/s and a Mini-PCI plug-in card slot are available for system expansion. The Box PC runs on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB and Yokto for Linux operating systems.The KBox B-201’s housing is manufactured of continuously hot-dip zinc coated mild steel sheet (according to EN10215) and aluminium with the measurements 190x60x190mm. Five different mounting options guarantee highest flexibility. The KBox B-201 can be used horizontally or vertically as a desktop PC, or the box PC can be fixed directly behind a monitor using a VESA mounting. For mounting underneath a table, on the wall or in a control cabinet, special angle pieces are available, likewise offering horizontal or vertical operation.The Box PC can be used in ambient temperatures ranging from 0 to 45 °C. The KBox B-201’s typical application areas are image processing tasks, plant data collection, as well as manufacturing executive systems in the automation pyramid.The KBox B-201 supports TPM V2.0 encryption for secure cloud connection. Optionally, the Kontron APPROTECT Security solution can be integrated. Based on an integrated Wibu-Systems security chip and in tandem with a specifically developed software framework, it provides IP and copy/reverse engineering protection. Kontron APPROTECT Licensing also enables new business models such as “pay per use”, demo versions for limited time periods, or activation/deactivation functions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous ROHM: configuration of a sensor environment in only five minutesNext Making your device secure
\R Taipei, Jul 24 (AFP) Taiwan accused China of dragging sport into politics today after a multi-million-dollar international youth event due to be held on the island next year was suspended.It comes as Beijing ramps up military and diplomatic pressure on self-ruling democratic Taiwan, which it sees as part of its territory to be brought back into the fold.According to Taiwan sports officials, members of the East Asian Olympic Committee (EAOC) voted in a meeting in Beijing Tuesday to revoke Taichung city’s right to host the first-ever East Asian Youth Games in 2019.Taiwan voted for the games to continue as planned, while Japan abstained. The other members of the committee — China, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Mongolia — voted for the suspension, according to Taiwanese officials.Taiwan’s presidential office said the EAOC had made the “wrong decision” and accused China of bullying.The Taichung city government expressed indignation, saying it had already invested USD 21.9 million to build facilities for the games.The decision comes a day after gay rights activists in Taiwan accused China of pressuring organisers of the Gay Games to bar the island’s national flag at next month’s competition in Paris.China is particularly sensitive to Taiwan’s use of names, emblems and flags at international events.These sensitivities — backed up by Beijing’s clout on the world stage — mean Taiwan is forced to compete as “Chinese Taipei” at the Olympics and a host of other international sports competitions.Taiwan’s Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee said it believed the axing of the youth games was linked to Beijing’s anger over a campaign by NGOs and some leading local athletes for a referendum on whether the island should join the 2020 Tokyo Olympics under the name “Taiwan”, not “Chinese Taipei”.advertisementThe EAOC and the Olympic Council of Asia were not immediately reachable for comment.Relations between Taipei and Beijing have deteriorated since President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan’s independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party took office two years ago, as her government refuses to recognise the island as a part of “one China”.Beijing has cut off official communication with Tsai’s government.Under pressure from Beijing, a growing number of international airlines and companies have recently changed their website classifications of Taiwan to “Taiwan, China” or “Chinese Taipei”.China has also poached four of Taiwan’s few remaining official diplomatic allies since Tsai came to power. (AFP) KUNKUN
Thomas Müller Heynckes awaiting news on Thomas Muller injury Stephen Creek Last updated 2 years ago 03:47 10/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bongarts Bayern München Bundesliga Hamburger SV v Bayern München Hamburger SV Thomas Muller was substituted 10 minutes after coming on against Hamburg due to cramp, according to Jupp Heynckes. Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes hopes Thomas Muller’s injury is no more than cramp after the forward lasted just 10 minutes of his side’s 1-0 win at Hamburg.Muller came on as a second-half substitute, replacing James Rodriguez, but had to be withdrawn soon after with Heynckes sending Thiago Alcantara on for the Germany star.Bayern 15/2 to win Champions League Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Bayern won the game 1-0 courtesy of Corentin Tolisso’s goal in the 52nd minute, for which Muller provided the assist.When asked why he took Muller off, Heynckes told Sky Germany: “He had a cramp. I hope it’s only that.”We have to wait until the check-up tomorrow.”Heynckes admitted Hamburg frustrated his side in the first half, but the game opened up following Gideon Jung’s second-half sending off.”Hamburg were highly motivated,” said Heynckes. “In terms of fighting they were amazing.”We had problems in the first half. We didn’t have the high tempo we wanted.”After the break it was better as we had four clear chances to score.”#Heynckes: “It was better in the second half. We had lots of big chances. If you don’t put them away, it’s always going to be tight.” pic.twitter.com/eDl6p29Sf8— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) October 21, 2017The victory left Bayern level on points with Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Eintracht Frankfurt, something the defending champions were well aware of before their clash at the Volksparkstadion.”It was a very important game,” said Heynckes. “We knew the result from Dortmund before, but we couldn’t bring everything we wanted on the pitch.”In the end it was a very tight game.”Meanwhile, Hamburg midfielder Jung questioned the referee’s decision to show him a straight red card for a challenge on Kingsley Coman.He told ZDF: “It was not my intention to hurt a player and hurt my team. With a man down, it is hard.”It can be a card, but I think in the situation and the course of the game, it was not necessary.”
Transfers Arsenal face Barcelona competition for Golovin, reveals agent Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 22:38 11/4/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Arsenal Barcelona CSKA Moskva Primera División Premier League The Gunners have been monitoring the CSKA Moscow midfielder since the summer, but have now seen the La Liga giants join the hunt for his signature Arsenal face competition from Barcelona in the battle to sign CSKA Moscow midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, according to Russian agent Sandor Varga.The Gunners have been monitoring the 21-year-old for some time, with his potential noted after making the breakthrough in his homeland.Arsenal Double Chance 6/4 at Man City Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsene Wenger had Golovin watched throughout the 2017 Confederations Cup, with Varga among those asked to report back to Emirates Stadium.Barca, though, have now entered the race for his signature, with the La Liga giants having had scouts in attendance at CSKA’s recent Champions League clash with Basel.Varga told Sport Express on the clamour for Golovin and the possibility of him ending up at Camp Nou: “Why not? I see great potential in him.“This summer, I watched Aleksandr a lot at the request of Arsene Wenger.“Once such clubs follow the player, it means there’s something there.“Their scouting services don’t just watch them for fun.”While being of the opinion that Golovin would not look out of place in Catalunya, Varga still believes that north London would be a more suitable destination for the talented playmaker.He added: “It all depends on the manager.“I have full faith in Wenger. If Aleksandr gets to play under him, he’ll be very lucky.”Barcelona are reported to be considering Golovin as a possible alternative to Liverpool’s Philippe Countinho – a man they pursued throughout the summer to no avail.The youngster is now an established member of the Russia national team, with 15 caps to his name, and is fast closing in on 100 senior appearances at club level.
Reuters BerlinMay 22, 2019UPDATED: May 22, 2019 16:58 IST Real Madrid playmaker Kroos did not make Joachim Loew’s 22-man list (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSGermany got relegated after suffering first round exit at World Cup 2018Germany visit Belarus on June 8 before hosting Estonia three days laterNorthern Ireland lead Group C with six points ahead of GermanyGermany will be without injured midfielder Toni Kroos and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers while recovering first-choice keeper Manuel Neuer was provisionally included in the squad on Wednesday.Real Madrid playmaker Kroos did not make Joachim Loew’s 22-man list for the Group C games against Belarus and Estonia due to a muscle injury, the team said.Neuer, who missed German champions Bayern Munich’s final Bundesliga matches of the season with a calf muscle problem, is still working to recover from his injury for the matches.Barcelona’s Ter Stegen, who has been challenging Neuer for the starting spot, will be missing with a knee problem.Germany, who suffered a shock first round exit at last year’s World Cup and were relegated from their section in the inaugural Nations League competition, visit Belarus on June 8 before hosting Estonia three days later.Northern Ireland lead Group C with six points ahead of Germany and the Netherlands on three after the Germans, who have a game in hand, beat the Dutch 3-2 away in their opening game.Estonia and Belarus have yet to earn a point.Also Read | Toni Kroos extends contract with Real Madrid till 2023Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow GermanyFollow Toni KroosFollow Euro 2020Follow EstoniaFollow Marc-Andre ter Stegen Germany confirm injured Toni Kroos to miss next two Euro 2020 qualifiersToni Kroos signed his contract extension with Real Madrid till 2023. Barcelona shot stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will also miss Euro 2020 qualifiers due to injury.advertisement Next
Wolverine Ramparts Boot Collection Provides Support On and Off the Job For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner Editors’ Recommendations In 1922, Warren and Wetmore, the architects behind Grand Central Station in New York, unveiled a hotel in the heart Providence, Rhode Island. Tourists flocked to it when they headed to the city, and it was also the place to go to for a night out on the town. The Providence Biltmore, which just went through a multi-million dollar renovation, offers 294 guest rooms and suites, with half being over 600 square feet. Design firm Parker-Torres gave the hotel a contemporary feel, while maintaining the traditional elegance of the original rooms. Each room comes with custom-made beds and triple seating, amenities from the Biltmore Spa, a fridge, iHome and more. The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider If you’re need of relaxation, head to the spa for a massage or a facial. For dinner, dine at the old staple McCormick & Schmick’s, where you know you’ll be able to find a tasty steak and all the fixins you can imagine. For a quick caffeine fix, head to the in-house Starbucks for one of the nicest Starbucks locations in the country.According to the hotel’s there’s a lot going on in the city. “Structures of note include the Rhode Island State House, The Arcade, the John Brown House, and the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America (all open to the public year-round), as well as the scores of immaculately preserved Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, and Victorian houses located throughout the city. Visitors to Providence are also invited to experience the Independence Trail, a 2.5-mile self-guided walking tour that identifies and educates about historic landmarks throughout downtown, including the Providence Biltmore itself.”So next time you find yourself headed to Providence, head to the Providence Biltmore for a charming stay that transports you back in time.For more information, visit providencebiltmore.com. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App
The Government is to introduce a revamped Early Retirement Scheme for police officers as part of mechanisms to rid the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) of corrupt members. Story Highlights The Minister said corruption in the police force remains a significant challenge, noting, however, that the vast majority of the members are law-abiding patriotic Jamaicans who work diligently in the service of their fellow citizens. “The new policy is with the Commissioner. He fully understands the issue of corruption and the overall impact that it has on the reputation of the organisation, and has committed to begin utilisation of that important tool to hasten the transition of members of the Force, at all levels, who are tainted by corruption or otherwise are ineffective,” Mr. Montague said. The Government is to introduce a revamped Early Retirement Scheme for police officers as part of mechanisms to rid the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) of corrupt members.This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 23).“The new policy is with the Commissioner. He fully understands the issue of corruption and the overall impact that it has on the reputation of the organisation, and has committed to begin utilisation of that important tool to hasten the transition of members of the Force, at all levels, who are tainted by corruption or otherwise are ineffective,” Mr. Montague said.He added that the Ministry has identified the funds necessary to underwrite this activity and “we are prepared to ask the Ministry of Finance for more”.The Minister said corruption in the police force remains a significant challenge, noting, however, that the vast majority of the members are law-abiding patriotic Jamaicans who work diligently in the service of their fellow citizens.“But, there is a minority that is corrupt or will not do their jobs competently and are not being held accountable to the extent that they should be. As we have seen time and time again, the actions of a corrupt few often cast a long shadow over the good work of the majority of the hard-working men and women of the Force,” Mr. Montague said.He added that there is an inherent desire from citizens of the country to support the police in their efforts, while pointing out that the same citizenry, in addition to various civil society groups, have been very vocal in their call for the Force to be rid of corrupt elements.
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Sydni Harvey scored a career-high 19 points before fouling out, Laura Ferreira added 14 and No. 17 South Florida beat UCLA 60-56 on Saturday in the Paradise Jam.Ferreira made two free throws with 20 seconds to go for a 59-54 lead and added one more at 10.5 for a two-possession lead.South Florida (5-2) used a 25-9 second quarter to gain control as the Bulls made 4 of 6 from 3-point range in the quarter. UCLA trailed 47-38 entering the fourth and went on a 10-4 run to get within 51-48 with six minutes left but couldn’t get any closer as USF scored the next six points.Japreece Dean scored 17 points for UCLA (3-4), and Kennedy Burke added 16. Michaela Onyenwere had 10 points and nine rebounds, Dean had five assists and Burke five steals. The Bruins shot just 27.5 per cent from the floor, including 2 of 19 from 3-point range.The Associated Press
Ohio State junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor (9) catches a pass during the 2018 Spring Game in Ohio Stadium on April 14. Gray beat Scarlet 37-14. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Lantern PhotographerWith a 6-foot-4 frame, Ohio State junior wide receiver Binjimen Victor has the height to make him a difficult matchup for opposing cornerbacks. However, throughout spring practice, Victor has been focused on one word, one aspect of his game that he expects to improve in prior to the start of the season: consistency.To start the 2017 season, Victor caught at least one pass in the first seven games of the season, while adding four touchdown receptions during that span. As the season continued, Victor became more of a red zone target for the Buckeyes due in large part to his size. During the final seven games of the season, he recorded only five catches — all coming in the games against Michigan State and Illinois. Three of those receptions went for touchdowns. However, as the season continued, there were fewer opportunities for Victor with Ohio State focusing more on the running game in red zone situations. Also, as a skinny receiver, he was unable to make contributions in the middle of the field where a receiver needed either physicality or speed. Victor’s goal for the spring was to develop that middle ground for his quarterbacks entering the 2018 season.“It’s kind of up and down sometimes and I just have to keep maintaining, like stay focused and have consistency throughout the fall camp,” Victor said.Much of that has to do with his matchups in the secondary. Victor said he had been working most on route running and separation from cornerbacks during the offseason.During the Spring Game, Victor showed his ability to separate from cornerbacks in man-to-man coverage, recording five catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. He also showed his ability as a deep threat, with quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Dwayne Haskins each finding Victor for a reception of more than 30 yards. On one catch early in the second quarter, Victor showed how his size could be used as an advantage, leaping over an opposing cornerback and securing a 30-yard pass from Burrow. Head coach Urban Meyer believes Victor has the potential to be a playmaker in the receiving corps.“You know, that’s one of the most talented receivers we have ever had,” Meyer said. “It’s consistency and the fight in those kind of things because when he does, it’s fun to watch.”Even with the praise, Meyer still said Victor has a long way to go to get to that point. Meyer sees what the junior wide receiver could potentially do for Ohio State in the fall. Victor is expected to contribute to his veteran position group, giving the quarterbacks an experienced corps with which to work. However, to meet that level of success, Victor said the work starts before the season. “He sees what kind of player I am and what I can be in the future,” Victor said. “I just have to keep working at that and meet that high expectation.”
Megan Rapinoe (center) and Abby Wambach (right) speak to OSU women’s soccer coach Lori Walker during an OUAB event on March 28 at The Ohio Union. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorTwo of the most prominent American female athletes visited Ohio State on Monday night to discuss a wide variety of topics in a crowded Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The event, put on by OUAB, featured former U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach and current midfielder Megan Rapinoe. The duo sat down with OSU women’s soccer coach Lori Walker for a talk about women’s rights, gay rights and Wambach’s retirement. Those in attendance listened to the moving words and topics that the athletes presented. Wambach and Rapinoe are coming off a FIFA Women’s World Cup title, the third in U.S. history. The duo described their feelings when meeting President Barack Obama and riding on floats through New York City for their championship ticker-tape parade.However, these women had a much larger message to leave with students.Both Rapinoe and Wambach have come out as lesbian in recent years, and wanted to let people who are struggling with their sexuality know it is OK to be gay. The World Cup champions described the points in their life when they discovered they were gay, and the triumphs and struggles they encountered while doing so.Wambach said she plans to release a book toward the end of the year describing not only her successes in life, but also her failures and darkest moments. The all-time leading goal-scorer in the history of international women’s soccer said she will open up in ways that no one knows about, and that some of the details in the book might be shocking to some readers. Even so, Wambach said she is not scared about unleashing this information, and she is completely comfortable with who she is.For the first time publicly, Wambach announced she will join former U.S. women’s soccer player Brandi Chastain and donate her brain for concussion research. Rapinoe said she would follow suit, as well, although she noted she doesn’t use her head quite to the extend Wambach does. Rapinoe talked about her engagement and upcoming marriage to singer-songwriter Sera Cahoone and her excitement surrounding the event. The USWNT winger was recently inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame and is a large proponent of the LGBT community.Rapinoe said she feels that her advocacy role is not only about the story of her own sexuality, but to make other people of the LGBT community feel comfortable with who they are and to “be your best you.”Throughout the discussion, Wambach touched on her recent retirement from soccer, and what her future plans are both in life and in the realm of the game. The 35 year-old said she knew it was time for her to retire when then-teammate Kelley O’Hara came in as a substitute and scored a goal against Germany in the semifinal of the 2015 World Cup. Wambach said at that moment she felt that she could leave the team after being a leader and member since 2001 and it would be “in good hands.”The former teammates in Wambach and Rapinoe remain great friends, and Wambach said she plans to remain involved in the game of soccer, specifically with the USWNT. The champions will also drive to become even bigger advocates within the LGBT community and always remind people to not care and to be happy with who they are.A full story about Rapinoe and Wambach’s decision can be read here.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos News Break with Deandrea Hamilton is NOW airing in Nassau and other islands of The Bahamas thanks to an arrangement negotiated between the McKinney Broadcasting Network and Xcel Management Agency, the official agent of Magnetic Media. The MBN, with its own radio station Peace 107.5FM has agreed to air the Magnetic Media production as a part of its ‘The National’ report on the Nassau-based station, and on affiliate radio stations in islands like Abaco.Turks and Caicos News Break officially begins today on Peace 107.5FM (online streaming). Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Another Murder in Nassau Related Items:bahams, magnetic media, nassau, news break, peace 107.5, xcel management agency Recommended for you Culture & Heritage Policy/Plan Survey
Vancouver police are searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint Monday night in a grocery store parking lot.The alleged victims were parked outside Safeway, 3707 Main St., around 9:40 p.m., when two men approached them, got into the back seat and pointed handguns at them.The suspects got away with a woman’s purse, police said.Both suspects are described as being between 18 and 25 years old. One man was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build, brown hair and eyes, and was armed with a handgun. The second man was shorter than the other suspect with short brown hair and armed with a large revolver.Vancouver police ask anyone with information to contact Detective Lawrence Zapata at 360-487-7420.
Surveillance footage captured this man, suspected of robbing a convenience store in Clark County. Police are asking the public to help identify a man who robbed a convenience store last week in Clark County’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The man walked into the Minit Mart at 9511 N.E. 76th St. just after 5 a.m. Aug. 9 and allegedly pointed a handgun at the clerk, leaving the store with money from the cash register. After the robbery, police searched the area with a K-9 unit, but they did not locate the robber.He’s described as a white male, between age 17 to 25, about 5 foot 10 inches to 6 foot 1 inches tall and around 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark gray hooded zip-up sweatshirt, black athletic shorts and white-and-black-striped Adidas shoes.Anyone with information about the robbery or the photographed man is asked to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 877-274-6311, email Detective Scott Gilberti at Scott.Gilberti@clark.wa.gov or submit a tip (which can be anonymous) online.
Charges have been refiled against a Vancouver man accused of assisting convicted murderer Matthew Starr in covering up the February 2012 shooting death of their roommate near Vancouver Lake.Zachary J. Mattson, 21, of Vancouver appeared Thursday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree rendering criminal assistance, tampering with physical evidence, making false or misleading statements to a public servant and obstructing a law enforcement officer. Judge David Gregerson held Mattson in lieu of $30,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Shon Bogar to defend him. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges June 5.Starr, 21, admitted in November to fatally shooting his roommate, Joshua R. Schenk, 25, after they went target shooting on Lower River Road near Vancouver Lake with Starr’s two friends, Mattson and Zackery Searcy, on Feb. 29, 2012. Starr apparently wanted Schenk dead so that he could take his valuables, according to court records.Starr initially told investigators that one of the shooting party’s rifles accidentally discharged, striking Schenk, and Starr then shot Schenk in the back of the head to put him out of his misery, court records say. In November, however, he pleaded guilty to the first-degree premeditated murder. He was sentenced to 23 years in prison.Mattson helped Starr drag Schenk’s body to a resting place about 4 or 5 feet away from the shooting location and cover it with a plastic tarp, according to court papers. He allegedly also misled investigators about what happened on the day of the murder. Joshua Schenk, who was killed in 2012, holds his niece, Mirra, in 2009.
Clark County approved 56 residential building permits in September, the lowest monthly number this year but slightly more than the 54 permits issued in September 2013. Vancouver also reported a slowdown in building permit approvals.For the year through September, the county has issued 701 single family residential permits, compared to 785 in the same period of 2013.This September’s single-family residential construction permits carried a valuation of $19.5 million, barely below last September’s valuation of $20 million. The numbers also include mobile homes.Remodeling activity remained strong going into the fall season, the report shows. Clark County issued 57 permits for home additions, remodels, and garages, the lowest monthly count since May but still 27 percent higher than the 45 permits issued in September 2013.The September remodeling permit numbers are encouraging, the Building Industry Association of Clark County said in a statement. Mike Kinnaman, member of the Remodelers of Clark County and past Building Industry Association president, said his company, Designers Northwest, is “the busiest we’ve been in years.”“Whole home remodels and larger kitchen jobs are definitely on the rise,” Kinnaman said.No apartment permits were issued in September. In September 2013, Clark County recorded four apartment building permits for buildings containing 48 units. Commercial construction activity was up, with 46 permits for the month compared to 23 in September 2013. The valuation of all commercial permit activity was $11.1 million, up from last September’s $8.9 million.
Following the exit of several top-level executives, the Reader’s Digest Association has named Dan Lagani president of RD Media, overseeing the publishing operation of the Reader’s Digest magazine in the U.S. as well as other Reader’s Digest-branded businesses. His appointment is effective May 10.Lagani, who served as president of Conde Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group until 2009, will report to newly-appointed Reader’s Digest Community president Lisa Sharples, who also continues to serve as president of Allrecipes.com. Sharples replaced Eva Dillon, who plans to leave the company and relocate to South Carolina. Dillon was to remain with RDA until a successor was named for take on the division’s publishing duties.Also out at RDA are Alyce Alston, who recently had been appointed president of the company’s Emerging Businesses division, and Amy Radin as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer. Before joining the Fairchild Fashion Group in 2006, Lagani served as president and group publisher of the Condé Nast Bridal Group. From 2002 to 2005, he served as vice president and publisher of Meredith’s Better Homes and Gardens. Most recently he founded Tre Cani Advisors, a media consultancy firm focused on digital media, fashion, beauty and retail.
A memo issued by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Thursday orders the Pentagon to prepare a list by May 10 which military construction projects could be delayed toward redirecting $3.6 billion a border barrier, according to Task and Purpose.The memo to DOD Comptroller Elaine McCusker orders a review of the “pool of unawarded military contracts” and prioritize which ones could potentially be used.“I request that you identify, by May 10, 2019, existing military construction projects of sufficient value to provide up to $3.6 billion in funding for my consideration,” Shanahan wrote.The memo also orders officials not to include military housing or previously awarded projects in their review.“You are not to consider family housing, barracks, or dormitory projects; projects that have already been awarded; or projects that have fiscal year 2019 award dates,” Shanahan added.Shanahan’s memo also reiterates that he has “not yet decided to undertake or authorize” redirecting Pentagon funds for border barrier construction.Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron M Bewkes ADC AUTHOR