Trump takes presidential oath, athletes make some calls

first_img—Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Huston Street on Twitter“Inauguration Day.. Some folks happier than they’ve ever been.. some folks madder than they’ve ever been.. what a time to be alive”—Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee on Twitter“I may not be the president, baby but I’ll promise to be your Mom. I’ll teach you that your brown skin is beautiful. I’ll show you that being a girl and a woman is a privilege. How being incredibly powerful means serving those around you and fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. I will tell you about Jesus and how he taught us to love unconditionally. We will have many talks about equality and I will always encourage generosity. One day if you ask me what you can be, I will smile and say absolutely anything. I’ll tell you whatever it is you choose, be kind. I’ll fight for you, I’ll cheer for you and I’ll love you along the way. But most of all, I’ll make sure you’re hopeful. So today, baby, I’ll choose hope.”—Former USWNT soccer player Lauren Holiday , to her infant daughter, on InstagramADVERTISEMENT —Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito on Twitter“Hope these 4 years fly by ? #TimeToPray”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return—Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green on Twitter“Today we start a new chapter, let’s work together, and remember only saying negative without an idea is creating divide, it does not help US” View comments “Appreciate you Mr. 44”—Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum on Twitter“The only President my 2 daughters have known. Feels strange going from them to the new guy. Thanks for the class act Barack and Michelle !”—Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha on Twitter“Heard God’s word in the inauguration speech. I care about our country being under God a lot more than I care about politics or parties.”—Former Texas and NFL receiver Jordan Shipley on Twitter“Thank You!!! #44”—Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul on Twitter“Let’s talk about football.”—New England Patriots QB Tom Brady when asked on Friday if he called Trump to congratulate him. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. APA look at some of the reaction around the sports world as Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday:“Today is the first day on the road to Making America Great Again #Inauguration2017”ADVERTISEMENT SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on governmentcenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Cone’s fears realized as Aguilar hyperextends elbow after dunk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Govt willing to meet with Private Sector – Minister Harmon

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon said the Government is willing to meet with members of the private sector, noting that there are no barriers preventing such a meeting.Accoring to a Government Information Agency (GINA) report, Harmon said, “We see the private sector as partners in development and once that is recognised then the private sector must not see that they have to go through any hoops to getMinister of State Joseph Harmonto Government.”At Friday’s post Cabinet press briefing, Minister Harmon said the government has been mandated by the President to engage and consult, “And therefore an engagement with the private sector will always be something that is on the card,” Minister Harmon said.The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has recently been critical of the government’s management of the economy. The PSC said the government should have greater engagement with the business community to stimulate and grow the economy while creating jobs.last_img read more

LISTEN: Mauricio Pochettino left ‘disappointed’ after draw at West Brom

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said he felt disappointed after drawing 1-1 against West Bromich Albion.Spurs looked like they were heading for their first Premier League defeat of the season when Nacer Chadli put the Baggies ahead with eight minutes left to play.But the visitors rescued a point through Dele Alli in the dying minutes of the game to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.With Manchester City drawing at home to Everton, Pochettino’s side missed their opportunity to go top of the table. And Pochettino admitted he was disappointed with the result against Tony Pulis’ men.“Well, [I’m] disappointed not frustrated – it’s a different feeling – with the result because I think we played much, much better than West Brom, we deserved more,” Pochettino told talkSPORT.Tottenham dominated their opponents for large periods of the game, with goalkeeper Ben Foster making a number of outstanding saves. Christian Eriksen and Alli were both denied by Foster and Pochettino made no excuses for his players.“In football, if you don’t score when you create a lot of chances like we did in the first half – always – you let open the result and the score.“But it’s true, in the second half when we conceded the goal, the team showed a lot of character and belief. I am happy with our performance.“[It was a] big effort from all our players and now we must keep going.”Tottenham drop to third place in the table following the result as north London rivals Arsenal beat Swansea City 3-2 at the Emirates.last_img read more

Championship round-up: Cardiff, Hull and Nottingham Forest grab impressive wins

first_imgMillwall 1-1 Bolton WanderersIt was a point apiece as two of the newly-promoted sides faced each other at the Den.George Saville put Millwall a goal up four minutes after the half time break but Filipe Morais equalised for Bolton in the 62nd minute. Leeds United 0-0 Preston North EndNeither Leeds nor Preston could find a way through as both Thomas Christiansen and Alex Neil had to settle for a point each.Preston’s Ben Pearson saw red on the hour mark, after a second yellow card, but the home side were unable to make the most of their numerical advantage. Barnsley 1-2 Ipswich TownIpswich came from a goal down to beat Barnsley as new man Martyn Waghorn scored the winner on his debut.Tom Bradshaw opened for the home side before David McGoldrick equalised for Mick McCarthy’s men in the second half.But former Rangers man Waghorn had the final say as he plundered in a winner 20 minutes from the end. Brentford 3-4 Nottingham ForestDean Smith’s Brentford fell to Mark Warburton’s Forest in a goal-filled game at Griffin Park.John Egan headed the home side ahead before Andreas Bouchalakis and Daryl Murphy gave Forest a 2-1 lead going into the half time break.Bouchalakis and Kieran Dowell added two more for the away side to see them take the win despite goals from Brentford’s Andreas Bjelland and Neal Maupay. Reading 1-1 Fulham On-loan Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas lasted just 39 seconds for Fulham as the 24-year-old saw red within the first minute.Liam Kelly netted for Jaap Stam’s side in the 61st minute but another Chelsea loanee, Lucas Piazon, equalised with eight minutes remaining. Cardiff City 3-0 Aston VillaSteve Bruce’s Aston Villa are still waiting to kick into gear after a Nathaniel Mendez-Laing double helped Cardiff City triumph 3-0.Former Blackburn man Junior Hoilett grabbed the other Bluebirds goal as Neil Warnock’s side claimed an impressive three points. Derby County 0-2 Wolverhampton WanderersWolves sealed victory away to Derby as they continue to impress following their eye-catching transfer business.A first half strike from Douglas and Cavaleiro’s goal 14 minutes from time was enough for Nuno’s side to take the win.center_img Cardiff beat Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest won a thriller at Brentford Hull City 4-1 Burton AlbionLeonid Slutsky sealed his first league win as Hull boss thanks to Abel Hernandez’s hat-trick.Kamil Grosicki grabbed Hull’s other goal with Burton’s strike coming courtesy of Jackson Irvine. 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Queens Park RangersJamie Mackie put Ian Holloway’s side ahead after 23 minutes as QPR looked for back-to-back wins.However, Sam Winnall’s equaliser handed Sheffield Wednesday their first point of the new season. Birmingham 2-1 Bristol CityHarry Redknapp’s Birmingham responded after conceding early on to claim the three points at St Andrews.Lee Johnson’s men enjoyed a dream start as Bobby Reid scored within the first two minutes.However, Craig Gardner and Jacques Maghoma were the boys in blue to grab the home side’s goals as Bristol City failed to build on their opening day win.last_img read more

Probe seeking cause of air crash

first_imgAll discussions between the plane and the control tower were about a takeoff from the main strip, Runway 22, which is 7,000 feet long, National Transportation Safety Board member Debbie Hersman said. Somehow, the commuter jet ended up on Runway 26 instead – a cracked surface about 3,500 feet long that forms an X with the main runway and is meant only for small planes. Aviation experts say the CRJ-100 would have needed 5,000 feet to get airborne. Both runways at Blue Grass Airport have lights along the edges, although the ones on the longer runway are much higher-intensity. The long runway also has lights in the center. In the days leading up to the crash, those runway center lights were not working, according to a notice the Federal Aviation Administration sent to airlines. Hersman told a news conference that investigators were “looking into reports about any work that had been done at the airport, what might have been approved, what might have been proposed and what might have been completed. Anything that might have changed the configuration or appearances of the airport.” The bodies of the 49 victims were taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for autopsies. Kentucky’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Tracy Corey, was uncertain how long it will take to identify all the victims. Comair had not released a passenger manifest and said it was seeking permission from victims’ families to release the names. Medical examiners used medical and dental records, personal effects and, in some cases, fingerprints to help identify bodies, Corey said. Some victims were starting vacations, while others were returning to work after traveling. Attorney Les Morris and his wife, Kay Craig Morris, had been headed to an Alaskan cruise. Marcie Thomason, an accountant in Washington, D.C., was heading home after returning to her native Kentucky for a wedding shower in her honor. Thomason normally flew back to Washington out of Louisville. “I guess she wanted to get back early and took the flight to Atlanta,” said J. David Smith, a friend of her family.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.It was unclear whether the Comair pilots had been to the airport since the changes to the taxi route. Lowell Wiley, a flight instructor who flies almost every day out of Lexington, said in an interview that he was confused by the redirected taxi route when he was with a student Friday taking off from the main runway. “When we taxied out, we did not expect to see a barrier strung across the old taxiway,” Wiley said. “It was a total surprise.” Investigators planned to use a high truck to simulate the pilots’ view of the runways and taxiways in their efforts to determine why the jet turned onto a shorter runway before dawn Sunday. The lone survivor was a critically injured co-pilot who was pulled from the cracked cockpit. Authorities also planned to prepare a full report on the pilots, including what they did on and off duty for days before the crash, which was the worst U.S. plane disaster since 2001. LEXINGTON, Ky. – Investigators in the Comair jet crash that killed 49 people are looking into whether changes made to a taxiway during a repaving project a week ago confused the pilot and caused him to turn onto the wrong runway. Federal aviation officials said Monday they were also looking at such things as runway lights, markings and signs for clues to what could have misled the pilots, as well as anything else that changed the configuration or appearance of the airport. Both the old and new taxiway routes cross over the short runway where Flight 5191 tried to take off before crashing into a grassy field and bursting into flames, Airport Executive Director Michael Gobb told The Associated Press. “It’s slightly different than it used to be,” said Charlie Monette, president of Aero-Tech flight school at the airport. “Could there have been some confusion associated with that? That’s certainly a possibility.” last_img read more

Bayern ‘ready’ to bid £40m for Callum Hudson-Odoi and Leipzig join the race

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The Mail Online are reporting that Bayern will bid £40million for the 18-year-old to prise him away from Stamford Bridge.RB Leipzig have also joined the race for his signature and have reportedly offered £20million but have also tabled the possibility of a buy-back clause. moving on targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Hudson-Odoi may be forced to turn his back on the club he supports Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Bayern have made their admiration for the winger obvious, with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic revealing the German club “really want to sign him”.Hudson Odoi’s current deal runs out in 2020, thus his value will drop dramatically on February 1 when he would only be worth around £10m – with just one year left on his contract. IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 The Blues were understood to have offered the winger a new contract worth £85,000-a-week in the hope he would stay with the club.Hudson-Odoi’s representatives have made it clear money would not be the defining factor in his decision. Callum Hudson-Odoi is wanted by Bayern Munich RANKED REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to make a fresh bid of £40million for Callum Hudson-Odoi while RB Leipzig have also made an offer.Chelsea have already rejected a bid of £35million from Bayern as they chase the highly-rated teenager. 2last_img read more

Total of 18 Donegal schools to be added to School Meals Programme

first_imgA total of 18 schools in Donegal are to be added to the School Meals programme.It follows discussions with Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar.Mr Varadkar’s officials have now written to schools that are not receiving DEIS supports this year but have a level of disadvantage. Minister Joe McHugh said “The Department of Social Protection is inviting these schools to join the school meals scheme from September this year.“I would urge principals and school managers to avail of the scheme and to apply by the deadline of May 12.“Eighteen Donegal schools are included in the programme and I’m grateful to Minister Varadkar for the funding.“The programme will commence in schools from this September. “This is an initiative of the Department of Social Protection and is separate from the Education Department’s DEIS programme.“I am continuing to work on behalf of a number of schools as part of the re-examination of DEIS criteria.”The schools being invited to join the programme are:· Comhscoil Chonmha S N, Convoy· S N Leitir Mhic An Bhaird, Lettermacaward · Drumfad NS, Ballynashanagh, Fanad· St Oran’s NS, Cockhill, Buncrana· S N Gort An Choirce, Gortahork· S N Naomh Samhthann, Dromdoit, Castlefin · Schoil Cholmcille, Boys School, Letterkenny· S N Donaigh, Carndonagh· Killaghtee NS, Killaghtee, Dunkineely· Scoil Mhuire B&C, Stranorlar· Holy Family NS, Ballyshannon· Gaelscoil Eirne, Ballyshannon· Scoil Chróine, Dungloe· St Columba’s College, Stranorlar· St Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs· Gaelcholáiste Chineál Eoghain, Buncrana· St Columba’s Comprehensive, Glenties· Coláiste Cholmcille, BallyshannonThe scheme can be delivered in a variety of ways and depends on the needs, capabilities and resources of the school. Funding will be aimed at providing breakfast clubs which have been proven to enhance attendance and punctuality as well as energy levels of pupils.Nationally 35,000 children in 180 non-DEIS schools will benefit from the €1.5M in funding.Examples of delivery modalities include:· Full canteen services, operated by either the school itself or outsourced to private catering firms.· Purchase of prepared meals by the school from specialist school meals suppliers.· Purchase of prepared meals by the school from local suppliers such as cafes, restaurants or delicatessens.· Purchase and preparation of meals by school/group staff or volunteers.· Purchase of food requiring no preparation from local shops or wholesalersTotal of 18 Donegal schools to be added to School Meals Programme was last modified: April 1st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:School Meals programmelast_img read more

Photo of the Week: First Monarch Butterfly of the Year

first_imgIt might be late for other people in Michigan, but I was thrilled this weekend to have my first sighting of a monarch butterfly of the year.In the cool shade under the towering canopy of the maple trees at Maybury State Park, I was gazing at an overgrown field of grass. A fluttering movement of orange and black colors caught my attention as it landed in the tall grasses.Quickly, I looked through my binoculars to confirm my first monarch butterfly, almost hidden by the grasses around it. The butterfly paused for a few minutes before it flew off beyond the field. Despite seeing dozens of birds in the park, the monarch was the only butterfly I saw for the day. What a beautiful sight! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Black Swallowtail ButterflyAfter three hours of successful searching for migrating shorebirds along a marsh near Lake Erie, our group of birdwatchers slowly made their way back to our vehicles. Ahead of me, several people stopped to gaze toward the ground. They didn’t take out their binoculars, what could it be? I caught…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: The Mega Rare, What is it Doing in Ohio? LimpkinIt took almost the entire afternoon. But with the help of 20 other pairs of birding eyes, and some fresh peach pie from Blackberry Tavern to boost my energy, I found the elusive, mega rare Limpkin. Why is it mega rare? Because the Limpkin’s habitat is Florida and the river…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Newburgh Pointe Rain GardenThis morning, the rain garden at Newburgh Pointe at Edward Hines Park along the Rouge River was busy with American Goldfinches flitting amongst the shrubs, milkweeds, and thistles gathering seeds for their nests and young. I caught this photo of a blooming milkweed (Asclepias) just after sunrise. If you’re not…In “Nature”last_img read more

SA wins ICC ODI Women’s Challenge

first_img14 October 2010 South Africa’s women’s cricket team proved tough opposition on home soil as they put together an unbeaten campaign in the one-day international portion of the ICC Women’s Cricket Challenge, which ended in Potchefstroom on Tuesday. ‘I really enjoyed myself’ A satisfied South African coach Yashin Ebrahim said in a statement: “The team has really impressed me with their performance in the ODI section of the tournament. “They wanted to prove to themselves that they could be the best, and they have succeeded in doing so and proving it to the rest of the world as well.” Led by 43 from opener Shandre Fritz, South Africa responded with 162 for 4 to win by 6 wickets with 64 balls remaining. Ireland chose to bat first against South Africa, but batted at only 3.24 runs to the over as they totalled 162 for 6. Marcia Letsoalo achieved the astonishingly miserly figures of 1 for 12 from her 10 overs with the ball. Leading performersSunette Loubser, with 12 wickets in the five matches, led all bowlers and her average was an astonishing 7.84. Spinners Sunette Loubser and Dane van Niekerk then spun a web around the Sri Lankans, who stumbled to 75 all out, picking up 4 for 11 and 4 for 13 respectively. Trisha Chetty jumped 11 places to 17th after some strong performances at the top of the batting order. “I really enjoyed myself out on the crease,” she said. “I’ve been working hard and I believe I was due a good performance. PakistanPakistan provided the opposition in South Africa’s second match. They managed only 123 all out after being put in to bat. Loubser shone again, returning figures of 3 for 19 from her 10 overs. Trisha Chetty, with an unbeaten 60, then guided South Africa to a seven-wicket victory with almost 20 overs to spare. Taylor’s figures were bolstered by the tournament’s top score of 147 in the Windies’ opening game against the Netherlands. From Thursday, the six competing teams face off in Twenty20 competition. “The drive, commitment and modesty they have shown throughout have humbled me, and I am proud to be their coach,” Ebrahim said. Captain Cri-Zelda Brits was the star of SA’s innings of 228 for 8 in their 50 overs against the Sri Lankans, top scoring with 78. Never challengedSouth Africa dominated their five ODI matches and were never really challenged. They opened their challenge with a 153-run thrashing of Sri Lanka and kept their foot on the accelerator throughout the rest of their matches. The home side’s final game proved to be a cakewalk. They held the Netherlands to a measly 109 for 9 in their 50 overs. Loubser’s return on this occasion was 3 for 27. Captain Brits then struck an unbeaten 60 off only 64 balls and Mignon du Preez 66 not out as the hosts posted 163 for 2 in the 35th over to win by eight wickets with 94 balls in hand. ‘Drive, commitment and modesty’ Batting first, the West Indians tallied 161 all out. Off-spinner Loubser starred with the ball once again, picking up 2 for 19 from her 10 overs. Sunette Loubser, the leading bowler in the tournament, shot up 12 places in the bowling rankings, from 26th to 14th. Shandre Fritz then cracked an unbeaten 61 off just 59 balls and Trisha Chetty an undefeated 46 off only 48 deliveries to rocket South Africa to a 10-wicket victory with a massive 194 balls in hand. Toughest oppositionThe West Indies, South Africa’s next opponents, were expected to provide the home team with their toughest test. It turned out that they were the the toughest opposition, but they came nowhere near stopping South Africa’s winning streak. Captain Cri-Zelda Brits led from the front and was South Africa’s best batter. Thanks to her strong performances during the event, she has risen two places in the latest Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Women’s Rankings, up to seventh. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “I did as the coach has been telling us and I took responsibility for my game. I’m working harder at my keeping. I want to be the best I can be with that and I look forward to it,” said concluded. Cri-Zelda Brits was the third highest run scorer, totalling 182 at an average of 60.66, which was bettered by the West Indies’ Stefanie Taylor only.last_img read more

Take user-authentication to the next level!

first_imgToday’s hackers have moved well beyond the viruses and Trojan horses that attack at the operating system level. Recent rootkit attacks and other new techniques have suddenly made tokens and smart cards insufficient at blocking unauthorized access to the client’s IT system. This has become a critical issue as remote users and cloud computing are becoming commonplace. So how can you combat these cutting-edge hackers? Amy Doescher, Enterprise Security Product Marketing Engineer at Intel, and Marty Jost, senior manager of product marketing at Symantec, will explain how you can take authentication to the next level. Register for our webinar to learn how embedded, hardware-based authentication solutions can help you:Fend off attacks that circumvent traditional software-only-based security measures.Step up authentication with embedded hardware-based storage of authentication tokens and certificates.Prevent screen scraping and other malware attacks by verifying a human presence at the PC.Reduce costs associated with lost smart cards or tokens, and minimize IT staff time associated with traditional token and smart card provisioning.  Marty and Amy will also discuss how our new solutions can assist you in disaster recovery scenarios. They’ll even be answering questions live, so be sure to bring a question or two to ask. It’s a great chance to get answers directly from industry experts on IT security. L Intel IT Center Talk to an Expert webinar series IT Security and Cost Control without Compromise: A Fresh Look at Authentication Thursday, July 19, 2012 9 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Register now >last_img read more