Letter from South Africa – December 2015

first_imgIt’s all happening in SA where the new Super Rugby franchise, the Southern Kings are in disarray, while the Stormers have missed out on John Mitchell. Thankfully, we have Schalk Burger… SUPER RUGBY SHAMBLESThe 2016 revamped Super Rugby tournament is only two months away and at the time of writing Japan’s franchise, the Sunwolves, were still in search of a coach and a core group of contracted players. In South Africa things are not much better after the South African Rugby Union (SARU) had to step in and take over the running of the Southern Kings.The Southern Kings franchise are theoretically supposed to be under the management of the Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU). But that organisation is bankrupt with player’s salaries continuously going unpaid. SARU eventually had to take over the running of the franchise, but the union still has to manage its own affairs. The upshot is that SARU’s Rugby Department general manager Rassie Erasmus, has taken over as a de facto director of rugby for the Southern Kings. Erasmus appointed former SA under-20 assistant coach Deon Davids as Kings head coach. SARU has also so far contracted 20 players to the Kings (still woefully short of a full playing roster), and formed a new company to run the Super Rugby outfit.Damage limitation: Rassie Erasmus (left) has been installed at the chaos-stricken Southern Kings“There has been a lot of overheated speculation about all manner of things but we have not lost sight of our responsibility,” SARU chief executive Jurie Roux said.“Our only desire has been to rescue the Southern Kings from the parlous state in which they found themselves and put together a competitive squad to represent the people of the Eastern Cape with pride in Super Rugby.“A new company has had to be formed to do that and with the assistance of the South African Rugby Players’ Association (SARPA) we have signed a number of the Eastern Province Kings whom our Rugby Department identified as fitting into a Super Rugby squad.“Our implementation team is in discussions with other unions and players to complete the signing of the squad that we have in mind.”STORMERS LET ANOTHER BIG FISH SLIP AWAYFormer Springbok centre Robbie Fleck was named as Stormers interim head coach following Eddie Jones’ departure after a two-week tenure as Stormers mentor.Jones had barely unpacked his suitcase before the Rugby Football Union (RFU) made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) director of rugby Gert Smal was left embarrassed by Jones’ departure and vowed to find another heavyweight coach to take the franchise forward as Allister Coetzee’s replacement.No deal: John Mitchell looks like he’s slipped through the net for the StormersSmal targeted former All Black coach John Mitchell, who has the experience and the philosophy of playing an attacking brand of rugby that the Stormers are looking to implement in 2016. Mitchell flew to Cape Town and it was all but a done deal, until several amateur, elected officials on the WPRFU board decided against it. Smal was sideswiped by the very men that employ him to make big rugby decisions and they instead insisted that long-time assistant coach Fleck be made interim head coach. Mitchell was phlegmatic at the 11th hour turn of events. “We could not come to an agreement,” Mitchell said. “There was too much politics. At least this long, long process played itself out. I would never go into anything unless there was unanimous support from the board.”Smal might have to reconsider his position, while Fleck knows he wasn’t first or second choice. That will be a tough burden to carry if results don’t go his way.BURGER IN LINE FOR SA PLAYER OF THE YEARYou can’t keep Schalk Burger down. After near death in 2013, he is among the five nominees for the 2015 SA Player of the Year title after another stellar season.The 32-year-old was one of the stand out performers at Rugby World Cup 2015 and could win his third gong when the winner is announced early next year. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Burger won his first player of the year award as a 21-year-old in 2004 when he took the crown after a blistering season in which the Boks won the Tri-Nations as well. He was also rewarded with the World Player of the Year crown.Incredible Schalk: Schalk Burger topped many of the charts at the World CupIn 2011 in the immediate aftermath of a failed Rugby World Cup, Burger again won the SA title. Little did he know it then, but his career would almost come to end in the ensuing 24 months.After sustaining a knee injury in the early part of 2012, Burger had set back after set back, culminating in bacterial meningitis that nearly took his life in mid 2013. Making it back on to the field was an achievement. Making it back to the pinnacle of the game defied logic.Earlier this year, at the Laureus Sports Awards (the Oscars of sport) Burger received the comeback of the year award and since then he has been in excellent form for the Springboks.He was one of the stand out performers at the recent World Cup making the most carries (96) and making the second most tackles (75) and the third most offloads (8). But even so he faces stiff competition.Fellow Boks Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth and Damian de Allende are also up for the award alongside uncapped Lions flank Jaco Kriel.BLITZBOKS WIN INAUGURAL CAPE TOWN SEVENS TITLEOver 106,000 people attended the inaugural Cape Town leg of the HSBC World Sevens Series and were rewarded with victory by the home team.The latest stop of the 10-city Series was a raging success with World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper declaring Cape Town the “new sevens rugby capital.”Home comforts: The Blitzbokke picked up the spoils in Cape TownThe Blitzboks overcame a first day 14-12 loss to Kenya in the Pool phase to win beat Argentina 29-14 in the final after seeing off Australia and France in the quarterfinals and the semi-final.The Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint, built for the 2010 football World Cup, provided a spectacular setting in the heart of the city.The city has been trying to entice Western Province and the Stormers to make the state-of-the-art facility their new home, but discussions have broken down over lease and rent terms. After the success of the Sevens there is a renewed energy to make the move happen. One of the greats: Schalk Burger has had a stellar year for the Boks last_img read more

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Will Hurricane Season Sizzle Or Fizzle?

first_imgWe have officially entered the 2017 Hurricane Season and there is still uncertainty whether or not we will have a active year. While hurricanes typically don’t threaten our area until late summer and fall, it always important to be prepared.Several forecasts have been issued and it shows that an average to above normal season is possible. In case you missed it, we have already had one named storm. Tropical Storm Arlene made a brief appearance in the Atlantic back in April.NOAA predicts a 45% chance of an above normal hurricane season with 11-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes. (Courtesy: NOAA)Of course, several factors are still in question on whether the forecasts will verify. One factor is El Nino. There has been uncertainty on the development of El Nino emerging this summer. El Nino is a result of warmer than normal temperatures along the Pacific equator which can affect the weather on a Global scale. So you might ask, how will this affect Ocean City during this year Hurricane season?El Nino is known to stifle the formation of developing tropical systems in the Atlantic Ocean due to upper level westerly winds shearing the systems apart when they form. However, latest forecasts indicate that El Nino may fail to develop, which would allow tropical systems to thrive.Latest forecasts show a weak El Nino is possible but less of a chance of a moderate to strong El Nino forming.Another factor which is important to tropical development is sea surface temperatures. Looking at current ocean temperatures across the Atlantic, Carribean and Gulf of Mexico shows that temperatures are already at or above 80 degrees which is enough to support tropical development.Current Sea surface temperatures (Courtesy:tropicaltidbits.com)As I have already mentioned, the threat of any tropical storms or hurricanes really don’t impact our area until late August through September. Only recent storms to affect our area outside of that time frame was Hurricane Arthur, which moved up the coast over the July 4th weekend in 2014 and Superstorm Sandy in late October 2012.Graph shows the total amount of named storms over the last 100 years with the highest amount peaking during the 2nd week of September. NOAAThe U.S. coastline has not been hit with a Major Hurricane in over 11 years (Hurricane Wilma-2005). This does not mean there was a lack of major hurricanes in the Atlantic. Steering currents in the upper atmosphere guided these storms stay away from the U.S. When a trough sets up over the Eastern U.S. approaching hurricanes are picked up and pushed out to sea. However, there are times when a blocking pattern sets up and can capture a storm and pull it towards the coast, like Superstorm Sandy. Ocean temperatures and our geographical location make it difficult for major hurricanes to affect Ocean City. Hurricanes need to 80+ degree water to maintain its strength. Also, wind shear is much stronger at our latitude which weakens hurricanes. But it is important to know, the strength of a hurricane which is determined by its maximum wind speed isn’t as important as its impacts. Storm surge and tidal flooding has been the major impacts of any hurricane or coastal storm that has affected Ocean City.A new feature that will be issued by the National Hurricane Center is the Storm Surge Watch & Warning. This product will forecast the potential storm surge along the coastline as a hurricane threatens the coast. This feature was developed thanks to Superstorm Sandy when a weakening storm (as far as wind strength) did not accurately represent the real severe impact of the storm.In conclusion, we can expect at least an average season to potential above average hurricane season. The average would be 12 named storms (39-73mph), 6 hurricanes (74mph+) and 3 major hurricanes (111mph+). Remember, whether its an active or inactive season, it only takes one storm. So be prepared!last_img read more

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Long Island Weather Rainy This Weekend

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island has a wet weekend on tap, but forecasters have dialed back earlier warnings of possible “significant precipitation.”Friday night there is a chance of rain and snow, although with temperatures hitting a low of 33—just above freezing—there is not much of a threat of any white stuff sticking, according to Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists.The rain and snow is expected to continue Saturday morning, but little to no snow accumulation is expected. Up to a half inch of precipitation will continue after sundown as temps hit a low of 37.A chance of rain lingers Sunday, when rain in the morning will leave mostly cloudy skies during the afternoon before another chance of precipitation at night. Sunday will see a high of 41 during the day and a low of 33 at night.The first half of next week is also forecast to be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of precipitation and temperatures lingering in the 30s and 40s.last_img read more

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Parkview powers on alone with Battersea landmark

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Adrian Beltre is the 3,000-hit man who Dodgers let get away

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Russell Martin took his turns and so did Robin Ventura. Add Jamey Carroll and Ron Belliard and Justin Sellers. Don’t forget Olmedo Saenz, Chone Figgins, Nick Punto, Jerry Hairston and Shea Hillenbrand.For such a renowned leader, Beltre sure was hard to follow.The Dodgers turned to Turner in 2015 and they have not regretted it. But now Beltre reaches the 3,000-hit mark while playing for Texas. No one has ever done that in a Dodger uniform.Beltre, with his fourth-inning double off Baltimore’s Wade Miley on Sunday, became the 31st player to get to 3,000. It is the final dotted-i and crossed-t on his Hall of Fame application. George Brett and Wade Boggs are the only players who spent most of their careers at third base and got to 3,000 — and Beltre was better defensively than both and hit more home runs. That’s 454 and counting, because the 38-year-old is signed through 2018.Only three other third basemen have 400 home runs and 1,500 runs batted in. The Dodgers lost Adrian Beltre after the 2004 season.Apparently they figured anybody could play third base. Turned out, everybody did.Beltre’s position became as erratically staffed as the drive-thru window at Arby’s. Anybody who can recite all the Dodger third basemen in the span between Beltre and Justin Turner should either appear on Jeopardy! or get serious counseling.There was Wilson Betemit, Luis Cruz, Oscar Robles, Blake DeWitt, Aaron Miles, Juan Uribe and Casey Blake, and those were just the guys who led the Dodgers in third-base appearances in any particular year.center_img In 1997, the Dodgers played in Cooperstown’s now-defunct Hall of Fame Game, played the day after the inductions, but Beltre was along for the ride at age 18.“I’m glad you’re here today,” General Manager Fred Claire told him. “Because after you finish your career, this is where you’ll wind up.”Third basemen are commandos. Nobody ever had to tell them about exit velocity. They have always worn it on their shoulders and collarbones. If they didn’t play hurt they wouldn’t play at all. Beltre takes it to a bit of an extreme. He doesn’t use a protective cup. “I’ve got confidence in my hands,” he has said.Beltre signed a five-year, $64 million deal with Seattle, beginning in 2005, and was confronted with faraway fences, damp atmospherics and unfamiliar American League pitchers. He also had a torn ligament in his thumb and played through it, without complaint.But he earned that deal with one of the most remarkable seasons in Dodgers history. Beltre’s 1.017 OPS in 2004 ranked third in the league. He was the MVP runner-up, to Barry Bonds.The Dodgers made the playoffs in ’04 for the first time in eight years. But Beltre’s impending free agency, and the unwillingness of owner Frank McCourt to respond to it, was a major theme.“Seattle had Bill Bavasi as its general manager and Dan Evans was there, too,” said Scott Boras, Beltre’s representative then and now. “They’d known Adrian with the Dodgers and they were excited about him. They gave us a good offer and we told the Dodgers it was time, if they wanted to keep him. They were too late. Then the Angels tried to get involved, but they wouldn’t give Adrian that fifth year.”You could make the case the Angels still haven’t replaced Troy Glaus. They had several chances to improve everything about themselves by signing Beltre. But the Dodgers knew Beltre better than anyone. They knew his wife was from Pasadena and that their Dominican scouts thought so highly of him that they falsified his age on the original scout, claiming he was 16, and thus eligible to sign, when he was just 15. They had zero excuses.“Adrian and I had lunch one day and I said, ‘Well, this could be a big year for you, since you’re 21,’ ” Boras said. “He said, ‘No, I’m 19.’ It was odd because they usually try to make those players seem younger, not older. Anyway, he became a free agent and got about $5 million out of it, so it wasn’t a bad lunch for him.”McCourt and General Manager Paul DePodesta thought they could get a free lunch from Beltre after 2004. Beltre said they only made an offer two months into the free-agent game, and it only came out to $9 million per season.The current Dodgers regime is more attuned to what it has and more willing to do what it takes to keep it. Maybe another Beltre will be in evidence by 2026 or whenever Beltre is called to the little baseball village in central New York. You could overflow Cooperstown with the pretenders in his wake.last_img read more

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Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists

first_imgIt’s not a featureless orb: Pluto has a whale and a heart.  A “complex and nuanced” surface shows that Pluto and its large moon Charon had a history.While mission controllers await signals at 6 pm EST today (July 14) assuring that New Horizons made it through the Pluto system…Update 9:45 EST: New Horizons “phoned home” to say that it survived, according to Space.com.  We have this exclusive quote from Dr. Henry Richter (Caltech-JPL), the last surviving manager of Explorer 1 (Jan 31, 1958), America’s first successful satellite. Richter, a pioneer of the American space program before NASA was formed, was also was instrumental in designing the Deep Space Network that received the signals from Pluto today. He says:The Pluto fly-by is another tremendous accomplishment. The development of such perfect reliability is amazing. To have than many components, to work perfectly after years of interplanetary travel shows the understanding of failure avoidance and superb engineering. This pretty much completes the detailed pictures of the major objects in the solar system. Kudos to the NASA staff.Here is the global portrait that sent scientists jumping to their feet in applause a few hours ago (see celebration photos on Nature and PhysOrg):Pluto inbound portrait July 13, 2015This image has a 1,000 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope. During its closest approach, New Horizons should have taken photos as detailed as 100 meters per pixel. If all goes well, data and photos will trickle down over the next 16 months, each bit taking 4.5 hours to travel the 3 billion miles between Pluto and Earth. Compare the photo above with one taken June 27 (PhysOrg); the best is yet to come.Alan Stern, principal investigator for the mission, shared some initial science findings.Pluto is larger than expected. Its newly measured radius of 1185 km means that the body is less dense than previously thought. This affects density models of its interior and lowers the altitude of the troposphere. Pluto regains its position as largest body in the Kuiper Belt.Nitrogen was found escaping much farther from Pluto than expected. Either the escape rate of gas is higher than predicted, or the transfer rate is different.It was confirmed that Pluto has a polar ice cap.The paucity of large craters suggests resurfacing by some means.  And what caused the differences between dark and light regions? That question is sure to be a subject of great interest.The early montage photo shows that Charon has significantly different color and albedo than Pluto.Charon and Pluto from New Horizons, July 13, 2015Astrobiology Magazine is suggesting that Pluto may have icy plumes, perhaps like the geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Comparisons between Pluto and Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and with Triton, Neptune’s active moon, are being made by Space.com. In addition, the sharp boundaries between dark and light areas recall the brightness dichotomies on another Saturnian moon, Iapetus. Scientists hope to find answers to Titan’s apparent youth, because its atmosphere could not have lasted 4.5 billion years, Space.com says:“It’s likely that Titan’s current atmosphere is not sustainable over geologic time — that is, on the order of billions of years,” [Michael] Wong [Caltech] told Space.com via email. “The current amount of methane in the atmosphere — the molecule that is responsible for the production of Titan’s haze and exciting organic compounds — should not last for more than a few tens of millions of years.“So how does Wong account for it?  “Climate change,” he quips. To keep Titan old, he imagines cycles of “snowball state” on Titan with re-injections of warming methane from time to time. But ten million years is just 1/450th the assumed age of Titan; can such a process keep repeating hundreds of times? That’s why Wong is looking to Pluto for clues. “Pluto may be losing its atmosphere more rapidly than previously thought,” Space.com says, “offering a tantalizing hint about its possible replenishment source.”Scientific analysis of Pluto will take months and years as the data trickle in. For now, romantic types are enjoying the big heart shape seen on the inbound image (PhysOrg). Marine biologists saw a whale shape in the dark areas. Even if these inbound images were all that came down, it represents a historic achievement that will fascinate scientists and the public for years. All the old Hubble photos have just been rendered obsolete except to historians. Pluto has become a world we know something more about.Alan Stern and others have also celebrated the success of the American space program – the freedom and expertise that have allowed mankind to complete the first reconnaissance of the solar system within 51 years. Coincidentally, July 14 is the anniversary of the very first planetary encounter by Mariner 4 at Mars.This is a great day for scientific discovery. Undoubtedly, the secular naturalists will try to pitch evolution. Bill Nye was seen at the briefing at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) wearing his D-Merit Badge; he will probably look for open mikes to make his pitch that America needs to teach evolution to stay ahead in science. The astrobiologists will put on their hydrobioscopy glasses and engage in divination about the possibility of life on Pluto. Ignore all that.Ask the questions the secularists don’t ask. If Pluto shows activity, like Triton, Titan, Io, Enceladus and even our moon, how can one believe this has gone on for 4.5 billion years? The burden of proof is on them, because it’s their anomaly. We’ll get into that later after the science comes down. For now, this is a historic day to celebrate intelligent design. Thanks, all you bright NASA engineers who pulled it off! 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U.S., Mexican dairy industry leaders pledge renewed cooperation

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Concluding a successful two-day summit, leaders of U.S. and Mexican dairy industry organizations pledged to work together to boost trade between the two countries, address mutual challenges and increase dairy consumption while also promoting milk production on both sides of the border.The dairy leaders signed a memorandum creating a U.S.-Mexico Dairy Alliance that will meet annually to exchange information, review industry trends, and identify and seek solutions for problems affecting either side.Also in the plan going forward will be ways to further reduce trade barriers between the two countries and defend against efforts to capture generic cheese names like parmesan, asiago and feta for the exclusive use of some European producers.Signing the memorandum for the United States were Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, and Tom Suber, president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. Signing for Mexico were Salvador Álvarez Morán, president of the Mexico Livestock Association (CNOG) and Juan Carlos Pardo, president of the National Chamber of Industrial Milk (CANILEC).Mulhern and Suber characterized the summit as re-energizing a relationship forged under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which came into force in 1994. Mulhern described NAFTA as an example of a trade agreement that substantially benefits both countries.“Since NAFTA, our markets have converged seeing both U.S. and Mexican dairy farmers growing. U.S. dairy exports to Mexico have increased significantly, while Mexico’s internal milk production has also seen expansion.”“At the same time, volatile markets, increased imports from third countries and consumer misinformation about dairy products pose challenges for the dairy industries in both countries that can be best solved through both industries working together,” Suber said.Formal goals of the U.S.-Mexico Dairy Alliance include unifying efforts of dairy producers and industries in both countries, maintaining a communication channel between the industry organizations, and analyzing and seeking mutually beneficial solutions to problems affecting the dairy industry in both countries.last_img read more

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Wrestlers will find the going tough in Asiad

first_imgDespite a windfall of medals at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games, the Indian wrestling contingent will go into its next big assignment with relatively modest expectations.Steel minister Virbharda Singh (left) felicitates Sushil Kumar (right) and shooter Deepak Sharma in New Delhi on Monday.Indian grapplers dominated the mats on home turf, winning as many as 10 gold medals along with five silver and four bronze.But the team management is realistic in face of the tough competition they will face at the Asian Games starting in Guangzhou, China, on November 12.”We are confident of winning three or four medals,” Yashvir Singh, coach of world champion Sushil Kumar, told Mail Today on Monday.He, however, declined to predict if there will be any gold medals for India in wrestling.Yashvir was recently named ‘Coach of the Year 2010’ by the International Wrestling Federation after he guided Sushil to the gold medal at the world championship in Moscow last month.He is aware of the tough challenge posed by wrestlers from Iran, Japan, Mongolia and Central Asian republics at continental meets.Sushil will not be competing in Guangzhou as he is recuperating from shoulder, neck and arm injuries.”He got injured at the world championship and aggravated it at the Commonwealth Games,” his coach said.The wrestler himself was not sure when he will be back in action.”The doctors at the Sports Authority of India are handling the case. The report will come in the next few days after which we will know the extent of the damage,” Sushil said. “I will go by what the doctors advise me.” Yashvir said the injury was not likely to pose any long-term damage to his ward. “Most probably, Sushil will be out of action for two-three months. After missing the Asian Games, his next target will be the 2011 world championship to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, next September,” he said.advertisementBeing the world champion, Sushil would have been the favourite in his weight category at the Asian Games. Hence, India is likely to miss out on a gold medal in Guangzhou.Also, Alka Tomar, who won the gold medal in the 59kg category at the Commonwealth Games, is also not going to China.”Her weight category was not included at the Asian Games. She tried her hand in the 63kg section but lost to Suman Kundu in the trials,” Yashvir said.Suman had clinched the bronze medal in that weight category at the Delhi Games.Despite the absence of two top wrestlers, Yashvir was confident of India producing a good show.”We have Yogeshwar Dutt, who won the gold medal in the 60kg category at the Commonwealth Games and has made a strong comeback from a career-threatening knee injury, as well as Narsingh Pancham Yadav, who won the gold at the Delhi Games as well as the Asian Championship earlier this year,” he said.”As far as the Japanese and Iranian wrestlers are concerned, we have faced them before and beaten them as well.” The wrestling camp for the Asian Games starts in Sonepat on Tuesday.Sushil, Yogeshwar and shooter Deepak Sharma, who won a silver medal in the 50m free pistol pairs event, were felicitated by Steel Authority of India Limited on Monday.Steel minister Virbhadra Singh announced a cash prize of Rs five lakh for the two gold medallists, and Rs three lakh for Sharma, who came second in his event in partnership with Omkar Singh, behind Singapore’s Bin Gai and Swee Hon Lim.”I am happy with the silver medal but will have to improve if I want to make a mark at the Asian Games,” Sharma told Mail Today. “It will be tougher in Guangzhou,” he said. “China, Japan, Korea, Kazakhstan and the Middle-East have some of the best shooters in the business.” The shooters camp for the Asian Games is likely to start on October 25 in Pune and Delhi.”I will work on my technique at the camp and try to improve it in the lead-up to the Games,” Sharma said.last_img read more

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Mavs center Porzingis accused of rape in New York – report

first_imgThe Post said that the accuser was considered “believable” despite waiting more than 13 months to report the incident.Porzingis’ attorney, Roland Riopelle, issued a statement to ESPN in the wake of the Post report denying the accusation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We are aware of the complaint that was made against Mr. Porzingis on Friday and unequivocally deny the allegations,” Riopelle said. “We made a formal referral to federal law enforcement on December 20th, 2018, based on the accuser’s extortionate demands.“We also alerted the National Basketball Association months ago, and they are aware of the ongoing investigation of the accuser by federal law enforcement.” MOST READ Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Porzingis didn’t play for the Knicks again, and has yet to make his debut for the Mavericks as he continues his injury recovery. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lady Eagles keep flight PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snagcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Latvia’s Porzingis, 23, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on January 31. Mavs owner Mark Cuban told the Post in an email that the club was aware of the accusation.“We have been instructed by federal authorities not to comment,” Cuban told The Post.According to the Post, the woman accusing Porzingis was a neighbor who says he invited to his apartment on February 7, 2018.The newspaper said the woman told police that after she entered the 7-foot-3-inch player’s home he held her down and raped her.Hours earlier, Porzingis had suffered a torn knee ligament while playing for the Knicks.ADVERTISEMENT Kristaps Porzingis. AFP FILENEW YORK, United States – Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis is being investigated in New York after being accused of raping a woman last year, the New York Post reported on Saturday.The Post, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, said the woman told police this week about the alleged assault in February of 2018, saying she didn’t come forward sooner because she had discussed getting $68,000 from Porzingis to keep quiet.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Missing Man is Wanted Man Grand Turk holds weekend search

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Missing Teen home safe, not talking Related Items:kevino smith, missing, ptv, wanted Recommended for you Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Memories of two TCI men lost on March 4 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Mar 2015 – A missing man is also a wanted man; 25 year old Kevino Smith has been out of touch with family since early this month. A PTV report reveals that Smith has not been in touch with his relatives since March 4th… and that Police have been looking to interview him since March 4th. A search for Smith on the weekend involved a horseback hunt, marine division and even off of the island of Grand Turk, where he was last seen. It is said the search will continue and broaden to include all of TCI, even with the use of aircraft. Kevino Smith was last seen wearing a black short sleeved shirt, long black Dickies pants and sports a braided hair style and is about 6ft tall and of medium build. Police are not revealing why they want to speak to Smith. last_img read more

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