4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

first_imgmrdoomits/iStock/Thinkstock(WEST HAVEN, Conn.) — A 4-year-old died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after they were found in a hot car at a Connecticut apartment complex Thursday afternoon, officials said.Many details in the deadly tragedy remain unknown, including how long they were inside the car, the West Haven Police Department said Friday. Police obtained surveillance from the complex and hoped to determine that from the footage.It also doesn’t appear the children were left in the car, according to the police.The boys’ father had called police, authorities said, adding that he is cooperating.The 2-year-old remains in the hospital, police said Friday. His condition was unknown.No one has been charged in the case, police said.The temperature climbed to 79 degrees in nearby New Haven on Thursday.Children’s bodies can heat up much faster than adults’ and their internal organs begin to shut down after their core body temperature reaches 104 degrees, according to a report from the National Safety Council. On an 86-degree day, for example, it would take only about 10 minutes for the inside of a car to reach a dangerous 105 degrees.A boy also died in a hot bus incident in Texas on Thursday, bringing the total number of child hot car deaths this year to 27, according to the advocacy group kidsandcars.org.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 5/4

first_imgFILLMORE, Utah-Daniel Gomez scored the sole goal of the match as the Millard Eagles downed Waterford 1-0 Saturday in the 2-A boys soccer quarterfinals. Wyatt Alcala earned the shutout for Millard. The Eagles will next face Layton Christian Thursday at 5:00 pm at Juan Diego High School in the state semifinals. BEAVER, Utah-Bryan Pimentel, Jesus Magana and Jose Albelais each scored as the Beaver Beavers edged APA West Valley 3-2 in the 2-A boys soccer quarterfinals Saturday. Beaver next faces Rowland Hall Thursday at 7:15 pm at Juan Diego High School. May 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 5/4 Moab Pod KANAB, Utah-Trey Chatterley tripled and Sam Orton earned the win on the mound as the Kanab Cowboys routed North Sevier 11-1 Saturday at the Kanab Pod during the 2-A baseball state tournament. Carter Jackman, Cole Clarkson, Derek Houston and Orton also doubled in the win for the Cowboys. Kanab next meets Milford Thursday at 1:30 pm in the 2-A state quarterfinals at Dixie State University. North Sevier plays Beaver Thursday at 1:30 PM in the consolation bracket at Pine View High School. Duchesne Pod RICHFIELD, Utah-Morgan Albrecht homered and the Richfield Wildcats routed Delta 12-1 Saturday at the Richfield Pod at the 3-A baseball state tournament. Josh Thalman earned the win on the mound for the Wildcats. Austin Chase homered and Bradyn Nielson doubled in defeat for the Rabbits. Manti Pod GRANTSVILLE, Utah-Raygen Newton went yard and the Juab Wasps blitzed Emery 15-5 Saturday at the 3-A State softball tournament at the Grantsville Pod. Madison Myers and Reggie Myers added doubles in the win for the Wasps. Keanna Williams took the win in ther circle for Juab. Juab next faces Grantsville Thursday in Round 2 at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex at 2:00 pm. NEPHI, Utah-Juab scored 7 runs in the first inning and never looked back as the Wasps beat Grand County 11-1 in the first round of the 3A State Tournament Saturday. Dalin Ludlow doubled twice and Preston Lunt and Spencer Reynolds also each hit a double in the win, while Jakoby Kelley earned the win on the mound. Boys Soccer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball 2-A Baseball GRANTSVILLE, Utah-Zach Foote hit a walkoff single and the Union Cougars outlasted the South Sevier Rams 4-3 in the first round of the 3A State Tournament Saturday. Karson Hunt had three hits in the loss for the Rams. RICHFIELD, Utah-Alex Harden hit a walk off single to right field and the Morgan Trojans topped Delta 7-6 in the consolation bracket of the 3A State Tournament Saturday in Richfield. Jake Jackson hit a 3-run home run and Bradyn Nielson doubled twice in the loss for the Rabbits. ROOSEVELT, Utah-Addelyn Brotherson, Nakiah Taylor and Sarah Oldroyd all homered as the North Sanpete Hawks decimated Summit Academy 20-0 at the 3-A state softball tournament at teh Roosevelt Pod Saturday. Taylor also took the win in the circle for the Hawks and Brotherson added a double, as did Aubree Ison. North Sanpete next faces Union at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex Thursday at 2:00 pm. DUCHESNE, Utah-Steven Anzalone and Jaron Sanderson each homered and the Enterprise Wolves shutout Millard 10-0 in the first round of the 2A State Tournament Saturday. Matthew and Andrew Bowler each tripled in the win for the Wolves. Millard had their season come to an end by virtue of the single elimination first round. MANTI, Utah-Trever Trythall had an inside-the-park home run and Ben Cluff added an RBI single as the Manti Templars doubled up San Juan 6-3 Saturday at the Manti Pod at the 3-A baseball tournament. Kash Shumway had 3 RBI, all on sacrifice flies, for the Broncos. Manti next faces Summit Academy Thursday at 1:30 pm in the 3-A state quarterfinals at Kearns High School. Manti Pod KANAB, Utah-Dawson Orton doubled and CJ Maddux earned the win on the mound as the Kanab Cowboys pounded Monticello 11-0 during the 2-A baseball state tournament at the Kanab Pod Saturday. SALT LAKE CITY-Jack Terrill amassed a hat trick and the Judge Memorial Bulldogs shellacked Manti 8-2 Saturday in the 3-A state quarterfinals. Braden Boggess and Damon Mayfield each scored in the loss for the Templars. Judge Memorial next faces ALA Thursday at 2:15 pm in the state semifinals at Juan Diego High School. Richfield Pod MILFORD, Utah-Beaver scored 21 runs in the 3rd inning en route to a 27-4 win over Layton Christian Academy in the first round of the 2A State Tournament Saturday. McCoy Smith hit a home run, Ryker Albrecht doubled and tripled, Crayton Hollingshead tripled and Treyson Hunter added a double in the win for the Beavers. Cobe Carter took the win on the mound. Roosevelt Pod Milford Pod Kanab Podcenter_img MOAB, Utah-Haylee Pickrell doubled as the Morgan Trojans downed Delta 5-0 during the 3-A State softball tournament at the Moab Pod Saturday. Karly Peterson earned the win in the circle for the Trojans. Tags: sports MANTI, Utah-Danielle Hatch homered and Tiffany Hermansen earned the win in ther circle as the Manti Templars pounded American Leadership 14-0 Saturday at the Manti Pod during the 3-A state softball tournament. Jentry Young and Kassidy Alder added doubles in the win for the Templars. Manti next faces Carbon Thursday at 2:00 pm at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex in Round 2. MILFORD, Utah-Zach Sherwood hit a walkoff double in the 8th inning and the Milford Tigers outlasted Beaver 3-2 in the 2nd round of the 2A State Tournament. Bryson Barnes earned the win on the mound for the Tigers. Milford plays Kanab in the 2A Quarterfinals at 1:30 PM Thursday at Dixie State University. Beaver plays North Sevier in the consolation bracket at 1:30 PM Thursday at Pine View High School. ROOSEVELT, Utah-Lepeka Lutui and Malorie Bostick each doubled as the Union Cougars blanked Richfield 8-0 Saturday at the Roosevelt Pod at the 3-A state softball tournament. Ally Rook took the win in the circle for the Cougars. Allie Torgerson doubled in the loss for the Wildcats. MOAB, Utah-Savannah Hansen doubled and earned the win in the circle as the South Sevier Rams stymied Morgan 8-3 at the 3-A State softball tournament at the Moab Pod Saturday. South Sevier next faces Grand Thursday at 2:00 pm at the Spanish Fork Softball Complex. Softball MANTI, Utah-Connor Christiansen had an RBI triple and Trever Trythall added a 2-RBI triple as well as a crucial RBI ground-rule double as the Manti Templars doubled up Providence Hall 14-7 Saturday in the Manti Pod of the 3-A baseball state tournament. After the Patriots had taken a 7-6 lead in the 5th inning on an RBI single from Jace Marshall, the Templars exploded with Christiansen and Trythall’s heroics to end the game with a flurry. Carson Lund also had a 2-RBI double, while Adam Huff, Peyton Fonville and Ben Cluff also had RBI for the Templars in the victory. Grantsville Pod ROOSEVELT, Utah-Madisyn Christensen, Kristen Mogan and Allie Torgerson all hit doubles as the Richfield Wildcats beat Summit Academy 6-2 in the consolation bracket of the 3A State Tournament Saturday. Marissa Franks earned the win in the circle for Richfield. The Wildcats play at 4:00 PM Thursday in Spanish Fork against the loser of Carbon and Manti. GUNNISON, Utah-Janzen Keisel doubled and earned the win on the mound as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs edge Parowan 2-1 Saturday during the 2-A baseball state tournament at the Gunnison Pod. Braxton Sylvester added a double in the win for the Bulldogs, who next face Enterprise Thursday in the state semifinals at Dixie State University at 11:00 am. Beau Millett homered in the loss for the Rams. STANSBURY PARK, Utah-Tracen WInkel hit a walkoff double in the 9th inning to complete a comeback by South Sevier with a 9-8 win over American Leadership Academy in the consolation bracket of the 3A State Tournament. The Rams trailed the Eagles 7-0 early in the game, before gradually mounting a comeback. Yates Taylor also doubled and scored the winning run. South Sevier will now play San Juan Thursday at 11:00 AM at Juan Diego High School. Written by KANAB, Utah-Marshall Okerlund recorded 4 strikeout in 4 innings and shut down the Altamont offense as North Sevier beat the Longhorns 12-0 in the first round of the 2A State Tournament Saturday. Stockton Andersen doubled and drove in 4 runs while Ryan Delgado tripled and drove in 3 runs in the win for the Wolves. 3-A State Tournament 3-A Quarterfinals RICHFIELD, Utah-Connor Belnap and Morgan Albrecht each went yard as the Richfield Wildcats bested Carbon 13-6 at the 3-A baseball state tournament at the Richfield Pod Saturday. Josh Thalman doubled twice, Marshall Pallesen added another double and Emmitt Hafen took the win on the mound for the Wildcats. Richfield next meets Union Thursday at 11:00 am in the state quarterfinals at Kearns High School. Juab Pod 2-A Quarterfinals MOAB, Utah-Hannah Tangren homered and Lainey Bohannon added a double as the Grand Red Devils pounded Delta 12-0 Saturday during the 3-A State softball tournament at the Moab Pod. NEPHI, Utah-Summit Academy exploded for 5 runs in the 9th inning to beat Juab 6-1 in the 2nd round of the 3A State Tournament Saturday. Christian Hughes pitched a complete game for the Bears to earn the win on the mound. Juab will now play Morgan in the consolation bracket of the state tournament at 11:00 AM Thursday at Salt Lake Community College. Grantsville Pod Gunnison Pod Brad Jameslast_img read more

Homeowners could save thousands switching to better mortgages now

first_imgBased on Brisbane’s median house price of $550,000, owner occupiers with a $440,000 loan could make big savings of $4,494 a year switching to a better loan.Homeowners could save close to $4500 a year off their mortgages by shopping for a better loan deal now, new analysis found.Comparison site Finder insights manager Graham Cooke urged more Aussies to look into how to boost savings across multiple cost centres.“At a time when many households are feeling the financial pinch of COVID-19, we urge Aussies to see how their current loan stacks up,” he said. Don Algie cracks open his land piggybank According to Finder calculations, based on a loan size of $440,000, assuming 80 per cent LVR (based on Brisbane’s median house price of $550,000), the annual saving to be had switching to the best owner occupier variable home loan was $4,494 or $134,835 over 30 years.Finder said it arrived at the figures by reviewing the winner’s interest rate in the final quarter of the Finder Awards assessment period (12 months to May 2020) versus the current standard rates quoted by the big four banks.The winning three year fixed best owner occupier home loan saw calculated savings of $506 annually or $15,188 over three decades using that Brisbane data. The best variable investor (P & I) home loan savings were estimated at $4,124pa or $123,705/30years while that of the three year fixed for the investor category was $431pa or $12,942/30years.Mr Cooke said homeowners could also use apps to identify mortgage savings opportunities.“Once you connect your accounts to the (Finder) app, it analyses your spending behaviour, hunts down savings and sends you alerts when it could make financial sense for you to refinance.” LATEST QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS Auction set for epic Gold Coast mansion once listed for $45m “If you’re paying a higher interest rate or steeper fees, it could be time to switch and save.”He said there had never been a more important time to get a savings boost than now.“For an owner-occupier loan (variable), Aussies could save $4,494 per year or $134,835 over 30 years by switching to the best product on the market.”The comments came after the comparison firm’s 2020 awards named Freedom Lend its home loan category winner. Freedom Lend took out three categories in the Finder Awards including best owner occupier home loan – variable, best refinance home loan, and best investor home loan.Finder’s award for best owner occupier home loan – three year fixed was a product by Well Home Loans, while best investor home loan principal and interest three year fixed was awarded to Tic: Toc and best low deposit home loan (owner-occupier variable) was by P & N Bank & Home Loan. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago MORE: New weapon for property buyers Nuns sell Brisbane laundry for $27mlast_img read more

Teenage boxing champ killed in horror crash on M4 motorway

first_imgA teenage boxing sensation who had been compared to Muhammad Ali has died in a motorway crash. Mohammed Hashim, 18, passed away after his BMW collided with a central reservation barrier on the M4 in Wiltshire in the early hours of Tuesday. He was aspiring to be a professional fighter and had even drawn comparisons with the great Muhammad Ali — and not just because of his name. Mohammed, from Cardiff, Wales, had been ranked as high as second in the world for his age at the sport and had won national titles. Police were called to the collision — which took place between junctions 14 and 15 near Membury Services — at around 1.30am. An unnamed female passenger, 19, was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Mohammed’s family paid tribute to him in a touching tribute on Thursday, describing him as “generous and thoughtful”. In a poignant message, they wrote: “Mohammed was an inspirational individual with good morals and ethics; he was a giver, a doer and never liked receiving. Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe 9 Best Robots In Movie History7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Loading… “He was the most generous and thoughtful person anyone could meet. “Mohammed’s views in life was: be kind to everyone, even the unkind ones because paying bad with bad does not equal to good. “Mohammed had the most electrifying smile in the world, he could light up any room he entered. “At one point in his career Mohammed was ranked second in the world for his age and was known for fighting in a similar style to the legend and his namesake Ali. “It’s sad to see his life cut so short; he will be sadly missed and rest assured forever in our hearts.” Carl Stephens, head coach at Llanedeyrn ABC boxing gym, also praised Mohammed, who he first taught as a ten-year-old. He said: “He had recently been training with accomplished professionals such as Andrew Selby and Jay Harris, who had recently boxed for world titles. read also:UK Court sentences boxer to 10 years in prison for sexual abuse “It is a tragedy for his family, friends and all the boxing world that such a talent has been lost at such a young age.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Plants Have Social Networks

first_imgPlants may be mostly stationary, but they have connections.  They are so well connected, in fact, that they have both intranets, extranets and internets.  Inside their own vessels, they communicate with proteins and RNA molecules from root to shoot (04/23/2010); outside, they have many social relationships with other organisms.  They even “friend” their partners, just like humans do on Facebook.    Ferris Jabr wrote about plant communication on New Scientist this week.  “The botanical underground is a social network of powerful alliances and nepotism,” the article began.  “Decoding its messages could lead to radical change in farms and forests.”  Jabr wrote in terms of Darwinian competition, survival, antagonism, defense and kin selection, but the story is really about amazing mechanisms plants employ to communicate. We’ve known for some time that plants respond to one another, but only now are we realising how subtle and sophisticated their interactions can be.  Plants continually eavesdrop on each other’s chemical chatter – sometimes sympathetically, sometimes selfishly.  Some plants, like the Scandinavian rhododendron, assist their neighbours by sharing resources.  Others recognise close relatives and favour them over strangers.  And at least one parasitic plant homes in on its host’s telltale chemical scent….    “Plants don’t go out to parties or to watch the movies, but they do have a social network,” says Suzanne Simard, a forest ecologist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  “They support each other and they fight with each other.  The more we look at plant signalling and communication, the more we learn.  It’s really incredible.”Attributing selfishness or pugnacity to plants is, of course, an unjustified anthropomorphism.  Without eyes, ears or brains, plants have uncanny abilities to send signals and respond to them.  Some of these, Jabr described in the article, are volatile compounds wafted through the air.  Even more amazing, though, are highways of fungal filaments in the soil that can relay messages and nutrients from plant to plant:Beneath the forest floor, each spoonful of dirt contains millions of tiny organisms.  These bacteria and fungi form a symbiotic relationship with plant roots, helping their hosts absorb water and vital elements like nitrogen in return for a steady supply of nutrients.    Now closer inspection has revealed that fungal threads physically unite the roots of dozens of trees, often of different species, into a single mycorrhizal network.  These webs sprawled beneath our feet are genuine social networks.Through these fungal highways, plants share not only nutrients, but information, Jabr said.  “When a caterpillar starts to munch on a tomato plant, for example, the leaves produce noxious compounds that both repel the attacker and stimulate neighbouring plants to ready their own defences.”  Plants recognize their own species and work together for the common good.  But plants are also within communities of diverse organisms that benefit from each other’s contributions to the community.    We can’t yet speak the language of plants, but we know they speak through codes made of “soluble compounds including phenols, flavonoids, sugars, organic acids, amino acids and proteins, secreted by roots into the rhizosphere.”  Even though “How these indicate relatedness is still a mystery,” a practical application would be for farmers to plant crops with the plants’ “friends” – “the strategic positioning of different crops or garden plants so they benefit one another by deterring pests, attracting pollinators and improving nutrient uptake.”  In other words, instead of planting pesticide-drenched monoculture crops, they could go back to methods of Native Americans, who used such techniques for centuries.Did these capabilities evolve slowly over millions of years?  Darwin’s “abominable mystery” – the emergence of flowering plants, the largest and most diverse group of plants on earth – was dealt another blow this week.  Beautiful, detailed leaves that look like they were pressed in a book were found exquisitely preserved in the Jehol strata in China, reported New Scientist.  Being dated at 123 million years old puts an advanced angiosperm “roughly contemporary with the ancestors of all flowering plants around today.”    Reporter Colin Barras claimed that “Flowering plants had an evolutionary edge over the conifers and other gymnosperms that were around at the time, and rapidly took over.”  The problem with such explanations, though, is not the survival of the fittest, but the arrival of the fittest.  Even assuming their own timeline, evolutionists have no explanation for how complex plants, communications networks and all, seemed to appear abruptly, fully formed, without ancestors.Darwinism is the hacker in the social network, the malware among people just wanting to share good news.(Visited 36 times, 1 visits 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OneRiot Launches New API for Real-Time Search and Introduces Twitter-Style Ads

first_imgfrederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#Real-Time Web#web Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Over 97% of all searches on real-time search engine and infrastructure provider OneRiot are now driven by the company’s partners who use OneRiot’s API to serve real-time search results. Today, OneRiot is announcing the next version of its API, which – among other things – gives content owners the ability to create real-time search engines for their domains and sites. The new API will also allow developers to integrate OneRiot’s real-time ads with the search results. OneRiot is also introducing a new ad format for Twitter apps. These ads are limited to 140 characters and include shortened URLs. The first site to use OneRiot’s new domain search is the Guardian. The newspaper’s new “Zeitgeist” tool – which gives readers a visual overview of trending topics and articles from the Guardian – is powered by the new version of the OneRiot API. Twitter-Style Ads and Vertical SearchesIn addition to this update, OneRiot now also offers developers new tools to filter search results for vertical searches such as news, videos and images, as well as for niche searches that only return results about topics like gadgets, politics and music.Given that virtually all of OneRiot’s growth and traffic dependents on keeping its partners happy, these updates are an important step for OneRiot. In this same context, it’s also an important move for OneRiot to offer Twitter-optimized results. The company already offers a wide variety of advertising solutions, but for Twitter developers, being able to just plug these new ads into their products will surely prove to be very helpful. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Trump welcomes college sports champions to the White House

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump posed for photos with the players throughout the Rose Garden, South Lawn and inside the White House and then sent them off to the Oval Office for a quick tour. At one point, the president playfully got into a wrestling pose with members of the Penn State men’s team.Chatting with the Ohio State men’s volleyball team, he popped a colorful volleyball into the air.When Trump spotted Maryland lacrosse attacker Dylan Maltz wearing a blue Trump ’16 tie, he pumped his hand and brought him to the front of the team’s riser near the South Lawn. “Look at that, folks,” Trump said, holding up the tie to journalists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the Red Room of the White House, the NRA-backed Trump greeted the West Virginia’s co-ed rifle team by saying, “We saved the Second Amendment!” Then he asked, “So who is the best shot?” At another point, joined by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Trump bowed his head in prayer along with members of the Oklahoma softball team.South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said after her team won the NCAA title in April that it would go to the White House if invited because “it’s what it stands for. It’s what national champions do.” She told The Associated Press in late September that she hadn’t received an invite and “that spoke volumes.” Maryland lacrosse player Dylan Maltz, of Ashburn, Va., shows off his tie to President Donald Trump as Trump meets with NCAA championship teams at the White House, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON — Indoors and out, the White House was overrun with school spirit Friday as President Donald Trump welcomed college sports champions and declared them “great athletes.” Too many of them to fit in one room, the teams took up positions all around the mansion for separate photo ops with the president.In all, 18 NCAA teams attended the event at the White House; South Carolina’s women’s basketball team declined the invitation.Teams including the Texas A&M women’s equestrian team, Pennsylvania State University’s women’s rugby team, and the University of Washington’s women’s rowing team gathered around the White House grounds to be recognized for their championships.ADVERTISEMENT Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year’s Indy 500 Read Next CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA In a statement Thursday night, Staley said the team did end up hearing from the White House but chose not to attend.“As I’ve been saying since our practices for this season started, all of our focus is on the season ahead,” she said. “The only invitation we are thinking about is to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.”Trump sparred with professional athletes earlier this year when NBA star Stephen Curry said his championship-winning Golden State Warriors didn’t wish to meet with Trump. The feud erupted as Trump was lambasting NFL athletes for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.North Carolina’s men’s basketball team said earlier this year it could not agree on a date for a visit. Trump hosted the Air Force Academy football team at the White House for a Commander-in-Chief’s trophy ceremony in May and the champion Clemson Tigers football team in June.Other champion schools at the White House on Friday included: the University of Oklahoma’s men’s golf, women’s and men’s gymnastics, the University of Maryland women’s lacrosse, the University of Virginia’s men’s tennis, Arizona State University women’s triathlon, University of Florida baseball, McKendree University’s women’s bowling, Texas A&M men’s indoor track and field, and University of Utah skiing.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PLAY LIST 02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READlast_img read more

Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run

first_imgSlow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Leganes stayed 13th in the 20-team standings, while Alaves was 16th. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NBA: Magic stun East-leading Celtics in Boston Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo bleeds from his forehead during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MADRID — Despite watching Cristiano Ronaldo go off covered in blood, Real Madrid fans got to celebrate at home again with the team’s biggest win of the season in the Spanish league.Ronaldo, who left the game late with a cut to his face, scored twice as Madrid routed Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 Sunday, ending a three-match winless streak at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and easing the pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Ronaldo had to leave with about five minutes remaining after being hit by defender Fabian Schar’s boot while scoring the team’s sixth goal with a header. He was attended on the field for a while and could not continue as blood spilled over his face.While walking off the field, with his face still stained by the blood, Ronaldo asked for the doctor’s cell phone to take a look at the injury.Zidane said the Portugal forward needed “two or three stitches but was fine.”Madrid had already made three substitutions, but the much-needed victory was already secured by then.The fans who had loudly jeered the team in recent matches were cheering on their feet after the final whistle at the Bernabeu. The easy win followed a series of poor results that all but ended Madrid’s title chances.ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Read Next View comments ___CELTA WINSMaxi Gomez scored a second-half winner as Celta Vigo rallied to defeat struggling Real Sociedad 2-1 and move closer to the Champions League spots.Striker Willian Jose put the hosts ahead early in the first half — but later missed a penalty kick — as forward Iago Aspas equalized for Celta.It was the second consecutive win for Celta, which is now seventh in the standings.Real Sociedad, in 15th place, has lost three in a row.___LATE EQUALIZERJoseba Zaldua scored in the 90th as Leganes salvaged a 2-2 draw at Alaves after trailing by two goals for much of the second half.Munir El Haddadi and Alfonso Pedraza put the hosts ahead with quick goals after halftime, and Gabriel Pires pulled Leganes closer in the 75th. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We played a perfect match,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Deportivo, in the relegation zone and winless in five games, gave Madrid an early scare when Adrian Lopez opened the scoring midway through the first half.Nacho and Bale helped Madrid rally before halftime, and each scored again in the second half along with Modric. Bale’s first goal came from a neat left-footed shot that was curled into the top corner by the far post.Ronaldo, who hadn’t found the net in three games and had been among those criticized by fans, scored with a shot from close range just a few minutes before getting injured. He did not celebrate.___BIGGER LEADBarcelona scored five second-half goals against midtable Real Betis after an even first half at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville.Ivan Rakitic opened the scoring, then Messi and Suarez took over and added to their scoring runs.Messi is the league’s scoring leader with 19 goals, and Suarez has 15.Messi’s second goal late in the game was one to admire, with the Argentine entering the area and going past two defenders before calmly finding the net. “The players needed a game like this, a victory with a lot of goals,” Zidane said. “It’s always good to score seven times at home. It’s not something that happens very often so we are happy about it. We have to keep this momentum going.”Gareth Bale and Nacho Fernandez also scored twice, and Luka Modric added another goal for Madrid as it regained fourth place in the standings. Madrid remains 19 points behind leader Barcelona, which later routed Real Betis 5-0 in Seville with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez each scoring a pair of goals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAt the start of the league’s second half, Barcelona is 11 points in front of second-placed Atletico Madrid and 14 points ahead of Valencia. Atletico lost ground after a 1-1 home draw against Girona on Saturday, while Valencia lost 2-1 at Las Palmas.Madrid is five points behind Valencia but has a game in hand. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Etheridge’s time has come

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Former England international Danny Murphy, who is one of the analysts on MOTD, said Etheridge has shown that he is now used to the demands of playing in the EPL.Murphy and Etheridge were teammates in Fulham’s first team from 2008 to 2012.“He’s learned a lot from Mark Schwarzer when he started at Fulham,” said Murphy. “I’m sure he wanted to play [in the Asian Cup], but for Cardiff there will be times in games that they will be under pressure and they need their goalkeeper to keep them in the game. He’s (Etheridge) very vocal and very confident and is a good physical presence.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Bianca-Jed rules nat’l doubles am BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Playing his first season in the EPL, Etheridge has shown he belongs in the world’s most prestigious league. He now leads the Premier League with most saves at 78, although Cardiff has conceded the second most number of goals with 38 from 20 matches.His three penalty saves this season is also the most by any goalkeeper in the EPL.“Neil’s improving all the time,” Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock said.Etheridge’s exploits was a major talking point on the Match of the Day of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the longest-running football show in the world, with host and former England international Gary Lineker joking that Warnock should thank Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson for not taking Etheridge to the Asian Cup.“He was exceptional tonight,” Lineker added.ADVERTISEMENT 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 hostingcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Omitted from the Philippines’ Asian Cup-bound squad so he can focus on his club commitments, the 28-year-old who traces his roots in Tarlac proved his worth with six big saves that kept Cardiff in the match against a squad that just beat Chelsea and Manchester City during the past two weeks.Etheridge’s biggest stop came with 20 minutes remaining when he denied James Madisson’s penalty kick, before teammate Sol Bamba cleared the rebound. Victor Camarasa then struck the winner for Cardiff in second half stoppage time, boosting the Welsh side to four points clear off the relegation zone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionCardiff has 18 points for a tie of 16th spot. The bottom three clubs in the EPL by the end of the season all go down to the Championship, which Cardiff came from a season ago.“It’s a massive win,” Etheridge, who has 62 appearances for the Philippines, told the Inquirer after the match. “A first win on the road and what a feeling to keep a clean sheet. The team was amazing.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño From struggling to find a club four years ago, to toiling in the third division of English football for a couple of years and a stellar season in the Championship, Filipino international Neil Etheridge is now making a strong case as one of the best goalkeepers in the world’s most competitive football league.Etheridge delivered another heroic performance as Welsh side Cardiff City stunned 2016 English Premier League champions Leicester City, 1-0, at King Power Stadium on Saturday night for its first away win of the season in the EPL.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Boomer bikers are turning to threewheelers to keep up life in the

first_imgMONTREAL — Pam Fraser had never been on a motorcycle — or anything resembling one, such as the three-wheeled Piaggio scooter her husband Brian hauled home from the dealership 10 years ago.“I thought for sure he is going to kill himself on this thing,” she said.Brian, a firefighter at the time, relented, trading in the Piaggio a few months later. “The next thing you know he’s buying a Can-Am Spyder,” recalled Pam, 64. “Boys and their toys.”Brian, 66, who gave up biking as a young man, implored her to try the trike, made by Quebec-based BRP Inc. and resembling one of the company’s Ski-Doos on wheels — one in the back, two wide apart in the front.“So I put on my snowmobile helmet and popped on behind him and went for a little ride,” Pam said, her risk aversion honed by decades in personal insurance. “I was hooked.”The roadster has rerouted their retirement. Pam and Brian have put more than 250,000 kilometres on seven Spyders over the past decade. They’ve trekked to trike rallies in Missouri, Tennessee and North Carolina. Last July they rode to Deadwood, S.D., notching 1,000 kilometres a day.“I wouldn’t say it’s a hobby; it’s more of a lifestyle,” said Pam, who moderates the Ontario Spyder Ryders Facebook page, which counts more than 770 members. “It gives you a sense of freedom that you don’t have in a car.”The retirees from Orangeville, Ont., are part of a growing wave of baby boomers who are rediscovering life on the open road aboard the motorbike’s more stable cousin, the three-wheeled motorcycle. And manufacturers are scrambling to get on board, aiming to expand a mere industry sidecar into a major driver of sales while dodging licensing obstacles and derision from the hog elite.The number of three-wheeled vehicles registered in Quebec rose 60 per cent to 15,147 between 2014 and 2017, according to the Transport Ministry. Motorcycles grew 17 per cent to 185,416 in the same period.The rest of the country has been slower to adopt, but producers have their eyes on sunnier climes than Canada.Companies like BRP, Harley-Davidson Inc., Quebec-based Campagna Motors and Minnesota’s Polaris Industries are looking to expand in the U.S. as well as Australia, Japan and Europe.BRP chief executive Jose Boisjoli hopes to triple global sales of three-wheelers over five years to more than $1 billion — or nearly one-quarter of total company revenues in 2017 — driven largely by the newly released Ryker roadster. The sporty trike chops the Spyder’s starting price of US$17,000 to US$8,500 in a bid to attract younger and less wealthy riders.Ultimately, though, youth is not where it’s at. The average Spyder customer is 62, Boisjoli said.“To be honest, at the beginning we were saying we should attract younger people. But lately we’re saying, why? Retired people have disposable income. They have time,” he said.Enthusiasts say three-wheelers offer the exhilaration of a standard motorcycle but without the physical strain that comes with it.Still, some traditionalists remain resistant, even hostile, to three-wheelers, said Jeff Maguire, an account director with a Toronto-based ad agency that focuses on power sport products.“Most motorcyclists wave to each other,” he said. “I’ve noticed with Can-Ams, that doesn’t really happen. It’s not that they don’t wave, but they don’t get a wave back.”The sentiment may be “snobbish,” but having tried three-wheelers, he said he gets where it’s coming from.“It took all the things you get from riding a motorcycle — the freedom, the handling, the ability to lean into a corner — and sucked the fun out of it,” said Maguire, a third-generation biker who owns two Harleys and a 1972 Honda.On top of rider ridicule, licensing and regulations pose another hurdle. Some states, such as California, allow anyone with a driver’s licence to ride off the lot with a three-wheeler, though getting that licence can still be a deterrent.In Quebec, car drivers need only complete a special seven-hour course to drive a BRP roadster, which the company makes available at 17 driving schools in the province.Many states and several provinces and territories, however, require riders to enter a graduated motorcycle licensing system that amounts to a barrier to entry, he added.Ryan Blake, a motorcycle instructor at Learning Curves in Toronto, said three-wheeled motorcycles are partly an industry response to shifting tastes as riders look beyond big Harley cruisers for “old white guys” or roaring Japanese performance bikes.Products such as the Harley trike and Seattle-based Ural Motorcycles — famed for its sidecars — present a viable option to aging hog riders and disabled individuals, he said“In the old days, a lot of senior riders would get a sidecar to balance their vehicle — and put their dog in,” he said.“I have seen a lot of students with disabilities, guys who have artificial limbs…Their intentions are often to go and get a three-wheeled machine. It think it’s great, it’s fantastic.”Three-wheelers’ automatic transmission and stable handling can build confidence for consumers new to motorcycling as well as older riders returning from decades of self-imposed exile, Blake said.“‘As a real man, you ride two wheels, you don’t ride three.’ I think those stigmas are dropping today, I really do, because the technology is so fun to play with,” he said.“Back in the old days, you would never, ever see a group of Harley riders riding with sport bike riders. Now you see it everywhere. Everyone’s riding together.”Chris Reynolds, The Canadian Presslast_img read more