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Governor calls for probe of threats
first_imgSACRAMENTO – Prominent Latino elected officials, including the mayor of Los Angeles and California’s lieutenant governor, have received threats in the midst of a heated national debate over immigration policy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday. Schwarzenegger told reporters about the threats against Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, both Democrats, during a news conference in his office Monday. “There’s something very important that I need to speak to my fellow Californians about,” he said. “It has come to my attention that our Lieutenant Governor Bustamante and our Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa and other elected officials of Mexican heritage have received disturbing and hateful death threats.” Schwarzenegger said he also was disturbed to learned that vandals had torched and spray-painted ethnic insults on a Mexican-owned restaurant in San Diego County earlier this month. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSheriff’s officials ruled the April 10 attack a hate crime. “That is not what California stands for,” Schwarzenegger said. “I’ve asked the district attorneys throughout our state to be vigilant and swift in their actions against those who practice hate against our fellow citizens.” Bustamante spokesman Steve Green said the lieutenant governor appeared at some immigration rallies with Villaraigosa at the end of March and received “nasty e-mails” afterward. The threat came about three weeks ago on a blank postcard, he said. “We got one postcard from Pasadena that said words to the effect, `All you dirty Mexicans should go back to Mexico. The only good Mexican is a dead Mexican,”‘ Green said. He said the threat was forwarded to the California Highway Patrol, which declined to comment. “The CHP investigates threats made against public officials, but we don’t discuss the details of those threats,” spokeswoman Fran Clader said. A spokeswoman for Villaraigosa said she didn’t know whether the mayor had received threats because of his position on the immigration debate. “With any elected official, you get threats from unstable people. I’m not aware of any threats directly related to his position on immigration,” spokeswoman Janelle Erickson said. Schwarzenegger’s comments came the same day that President Bush addressed undocumented immigration during a speech in Orange County. The governor has said he opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants, but also called a massive deportation of the estimated 11 million foreigners living illegally in the United States unrealistic. President Bush gave the same message on the final day of a four-day visit to California. On Sunday, Schwarzenegger gave his most detailed comments to date on a proposal to build a 700-mile wall along the border with Mexico to deter illegal immigration, which was included in legislation enacted in the U.S. House of Representatives. During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” the Republican governor said the wall would amount to “going back to the Stone ages.” He also urged the federal government to use high-tech gear and more patrols to secure the nation’s southern boundary. Associated Press writers Daisy Nguyen in Los Angeles and Seth Hettena in San Diego contributed to this story.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Science explains why you wrongly think that ball is yours

first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a  mobile device.Nearly simultaneously, two players grab for a ball.Who got it first?Whether on the playground or sports arena, we think it’s ours, and scientists now know why: We mentally register our own sensations before whatever else is around us. “We have identified what may be a principal cause of arguments in ballgames, and it is about time,” conclude psychologists Ty Tang and Michael McBeath of Arizona State University. …last_img read more

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A brief history of Bafana Bafana

first_imgBafana Bafana before a match withEquatorial Guinea at Loftus VersfeldStadium in Pretoria/Tshwane. South Africans cheer their team on.(Images: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS • Bafana BafanaMatlhomola MorakeTeam Media Officer+27 82 7444 [email protected]• South African Football AssociationMorio SanyaneDirector: Communications and Media+27 82 99 00 [email protected]• FifaWolfgang EichlerMedia Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 83 2010 [email protected] FischerMedia Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 11 567 2524+27 83 201 [email protected]• 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa LocalOrganising CommitteeJermaine CraigMedia Manager+27 11 567 2010+27 83 201 [email protected] MorganSouth Africa’s national football team, known as Bafana Bafana (“The Boys”), has a relatively short international history. That’s because the first team to represent all South Africans only played its first match in 1992 – two years before the country’s first democratic elections.Bafana’s first match was played in Durban, against Cameroon, on 7 July 1992. It proved to be a strong debut against one of Africa’s leading teams, which had made the quarterfinals of the Fifa World Cup only two years previously. Doctor Khumalo scored the game’s only goal to give South Africa a 1-0 win.Despite that victory over the Indomitable Lions, the effects of isolation soon showed as South Africa failed to qualify for the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering four defeats in succession – to Cameroon, Zambia, Nigeria and Zambia.Africa Cup of Nations 1996Two years later, however, Bafana Bafana’s place at the Africa Cup of Nations finals was assured when the country hosted the tournament.Under coach Clive Barker, the national team rose to the occasion, topping its group after beating Cameroon 3-0 and Angola 1-0 before losing 1-0 to Egypt.In the quarterfinals, Bafana beat Algeria 2-1 to set up a semi-final clash against Ghana, the only team that had won all its games up until that stage of the competition. Putting in one of the finest performances ever by the South African national team, the home side triumphed 3-0 in front of 75 000 spectators at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. (The stadium, now known as Soccer City, has been extensively refurbished as the showpiece venue for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.)Bafana faced Tunisia in the final, after the North Africans had defeated Zambia 4-2 in the semi-finals. In front of a crowd of 80 000 at the FNB Stadium, Neil Tovey’s men gave the supporters what they wanted by beating the Tunisians 2-0, with Mark Williams netting both goals.1996: the Boys play BrazilStill in 1996, the potential of South African football was demonstrated when Bafana Bafana took on world champions Brazil, who were at full strength, in a Mandela Cup match in Johannesburg.Philemon Masinga put South Africa into a 25th-minute lead and Doctor Khumalo then made it 2-0 to the home side at the break, to the delight of the Bafana fans.The Brazilians fought back after the break, with Flavio netting in the 56th minute. Twelve minutes later, Rivaldo made it 2-2.Then, with only four minutes left, Bebeto, one of the heroes of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winning team, snatched the winner for the visitors.Although South Africa lost, the match provided ample proof that the team’s Africa Cup of Nations title was no fluke. It also proved to be a wonderful celebration of the game of football, and of the role Nelson Mandela played in bringing democracy to the country.1998: Fifa World CupBafana Bafana continued to excel on the international stage when, in 1997, the team qualified for the Fifa World Cup finals for the first time.They faced the difficult task of taking on the hosts, France, in their first match in Group C. The French, with probably the best team in the country’s history, beat South Africa 3-0. France went on to beat Brazil by the same score in the final.Bafana Bafana drew 1-1 with Denmark in the team’s second match, then shared a 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia. The two draws and one loss saw South Africa exit the event in the group stages after finishing third in its group.1998: Africa Cup of NationsAlso in 1998, Bafana defended their Africa Cup of Nations title in Burkina Faso. In a controversial decision, taken shortly before the finals, coach Clive Barker was sacked and Jomo Sono appointed in a caretaker role. Some forecasts were dire, but the South African team again rose to the challenge to perform well.They finished second behind the Ivorians in their group, after a 0-0 draw against Angola, a 1-1 draw with the Ivory Coast and a 4-1 win over Nambia. A young striker by the name of Benni McCarthy made his mark by netting four goals inside 21 minutes in the victory over the Namibians.In the quarterfinals, South Africa beat Morocco 2-1 as McCarthy and David Nyathi netted. That earned them a semi-final place against the Democratic Republic of Congo.In the semi-final, McCarthy scored on the hour-mark to level the scores after South Africa had fallen behind in the 48th minute. He then struck in extra time to earn Bafana a 2-1 win and a place in the final against Egypt, who had beaten the hosts Burkina Faso in the other semi-final.The dream of successive titles was brought to an end in the final when the Pharaohs scored two early goals to take a 2-0 victory. Nonetheless, given the uncertain build-up to the tournament, it was a good showing by South Africa.1999: First win over European oppositionDespite very average results in 1999, Bafana managed to win the Afro-Asian Trophy after beating Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Cape Town and then drawing 0-0 in Riyadh.In November 1999, Bafana Bafana achieved a notable milestone when they scored their first win over European opposition. It came in the Nelson Mandela Challenge against Sweden at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria. Siyabonga Nomvete was the hero, netting an 87th minute goal to snatch a late victory for the home side.At the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000, hosted by Ghana and Nigeria, Bafana Bafana topped their group, beating Gabon 3-1, the DRC 1-0, and playing to a 0-0 draw with Algeria. In the quarterfinals, Siyabonga Nomvete scored the only goal as South Africa eliminated one of the hosts, Ghana.In the semi-finals, SA’s footballing nemesis, Nigeria, beat Bafana 2-0. South Africa ultimately finished third after beating Tunisia 4-3 from the penalty spot after the teams had played to a 2-2 draw in the playoff.2002: Fifa World CupAlthough South Africa’s Africa Cup of Nations performances had gradually slipped over three continental finals – from winners to finalists to semi-finalists – their performances in at the 2002 Fifa World Cup in South Korea and Japan were noteworthy.Competing in group B, they drew 2-2 with Paraguay and then beat Slovenia 1-0. That left Bafana with a shot of making it to the round of 16, but a tough encounter against highly fancied Spain awaited the side.In a back-and-forth tussle, Spain took an early lead through Raul. Benni McCarthy struck back in the 31st minute to make it 1-1. Gaizka Mendieta then edged the Spaniards in front with a goal in first-half injury time.Only eight minutes into the second stanza, Lucas Radebe levelled the scores. Raul, however, restored Spain’s lead three minutes later, and that’s how it ended: South Africa 2, Spain 3.At the same time as Bafana Bafana and Spain were doing battle, Slovenia and Paraguay were in action.The Slovenians took a 1-0 lead into the break, which meant South Africa would qualify for the next round regardless of whether or not they lost to Spain. Paraguay, however, came roaring back in the second half, netting three times to win 3-1.The South Americans’ third goal, scored in the 84th minute, was enough to see them progress at South Africa’s expense, but only by the narrowest of margins: both had the same number of points, and the same goal difference. Paraguay, though, had scored and conceded six goals to South Africa’s five and five.2002: Africa Cup of Nations slideSouth Africa’s Africa Cup of Nations slide continued in the finals held in Mali in 2002.Bafana Bafana qualified at the top of their group, albeit with a record of only one win and two draws. They opened with a 0-0 draw against Burkina Faso, and followed that up with another goalless draw against Ghana. A 3-1 victory over Morocco, however, was enough to open a path to the quarterfinals. There, Bafana Bafana met the hosts and were beaten 2-0.In 2003, the national side managed a record of only six wins, a draw and four losses. Worryingly, losses began to come against teams that South Africa needed to beat to maintain a strong Fifa world ranking – countries like Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Egypt.The decline was made clear for all to see at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. Despite opening with a 2-0 win over Benin, Bafana Bafana failed to progress beyond the group stages. They were humbled 4-0 by Nigeria, and drew 1-1 with Morocco.2004: World Cup bid succeedsIn May 2004, however, the mood of South African football fans was considerably brightened when the country won the right to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ – the first African country to be awarded the honour.And in November 2004, the Nigerian bogey was finally ended when Bafana Bafana beat the Super Eagles 2-1 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.Despite a decent showing as an invited team to the 2005 Concacaf Gold Cup, in which they drew three matches and beat Mexico 2-1, 2005 was not a good year for South Africa’s national football team. They scraped wins over lightly regarded teams early in the year, but ended it with four losses and a draw in their last five matches.2006: Bafana hit bottom in EgyptAlthough they qualified for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the tournament proved to be a disaster for South Africa. They lost all three matches they played and failed to score a single goal as they crashed out of the tournament as the bottom team in their group.With four years remaining until 2010 and the national team in disarray – and down to 72nd in Fifa’s world rankings – a decision was made to acquire a big-name coach to prepare Bafana for the World Cup. Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira, who had coached Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil and Saudi Arabia in previous World Cup finals, took up the post.Parreira achieved his first goal of earning qualification for the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana, but South Africa once again bowed out in the first round.2008: Improvement under ParreiraThey finished bottom of group D in Ghana after two draws and one loss, which was, at least, an improvement over their previous campaign. Bafana drew 1-1 with both Angola and Senegal, and lost 3-1 to Tunisia.After that, South Africa appeared to be making progress under Parreira, and a stylish 3-0 victory over Paraguay in March 2008 was cause for optimism. The following month, however, Parreira abruptly resigned his position to be with his wife, who had recently undergone surgery for cancer.His replacement was another Brazilian, recommended by Parreira: Joel Santana, who brought with him an excellent record in Brazilian club football, but no international experience.2008/09: Santana in at the deep endSantana was thrown in at the deep end, taking over just before a series of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. He didn’t know the players, he didn’t have time to work with them – and South Africa failed to qualify for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.The tide seemed to be turning, however, when South Africa scored a national record five consecutive wins in succession – over Zambia, Cameroon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and Malawi.However, disappointing losses to Chile and Portugal in early 2009, either side of a last-gasp win over Norway, suggested that Bafana still had considerable ground to make up if they were to progress beyond the group stages of the 2010 World Cup.2009: Fifa Confederations CupAt the Confederations Cup, a warm-up event for the 2010 Fifa World Cup played in South Africa in June 2009, Bafana Bafana gave a good account of themselves in reaching the semi-finals. With a place in the final on the line, they went down 1-0 to eventual champions Brazil, who scored only three minutes from time.Against Spain, in the play-off for third and fourth, Bafana pushed the European champions into extra time before succumbing 3-2.With good performances against the world’s two top teams, confidence in the national side was running high. Sadly, this proved to be a false dawn.2009: Santana out, Parreira back inIn August and September 2009, Serbia beat Bafana 3-1 in Tshwane/Pretoria, Germany beat them 2-0 in Leverkusen in September, and Ireland won 1-0 in Limerick before South Africa scored an unconvincing 1-0 win over minnows Madagascar at home.And in October 2009, Bafana went down 1-0 to Norway in Oslo and 1-0 to Iceland in Reykjavik. Eight losses in nine matches saw Bafana Bafana drop to a 16-year low of 85th in Fifa’s world rankings.Not long afterwards, on 19 October 2009, the South African Football Association announced that Joel Santana had stepped down as coach of South Africa’s national team.On 23 October his replacement was announced: none other than Carlos Alberto Parreira.“I see light at the end of the tunnel,” Parreira told Fifa in an interview the following month. “When we have this team up to a good level of fitness, they will prove far more competitive. This side has played at a high level before. When I worked here the first time we beat Paraguay 3-0, and that’s the standard I want the team to get back to.”The coach will now turn his focus to a training camp in his native Brazil in March, when he will have four weeks to work with his squad.“We’ll be able to get them into good shape,” he said. “They will be with us for four weeks. We are going to go to Brazil. We are hoping to play about six games against good opposition. It is going to be very beneficial.”last_img read more

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Pork supplies edging up for 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The pork industry has largely overcome the impacts of the 2014 porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Pork producers have been disciplined in limiting expansion after record 2014 profits.As a result, pork supplies should be only modestly higher in 2016 and provide prices that cover all costs of production. However, there are some concerns for the longer run as global meat and poultry supplies continue to expand with a weak world income base.The industry is rapidly leaving behind the impacts of the 2014 PED virus. The number of pigs per litter has set new quarterly highs in each of the three quarters so far this year. In the most recent summer quarter, the number of pigs per litter reached an all-time high of 10.39.The PED virus left a deficit in market hogs a year ago, but that deficit will rapidly close by the end of this year. This can be seen in the current count of market hogs compared to year-ago levels. Pigs that were 180 pounds or larger on Sept. 1 were up 10%. While 10% higher is a large increase, it is a reflection of the deficit of market hogs one year ago.The number of market hogs weighing 120 to 179 pounds that will come to market in October and early November was up 8%, but the number of 50-to-119 pound pigs that will come to market from late November to early January was up only 3%. Finally the under-50 pound pigs that will be the foundation of the first quarter 2016 supplies were down modestly.In the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s September Hogs and Pigs report, producers indicated that they had expanded the breeding herd by just 1%. In addition they were going to decrease fall farrowings by 2% and winter farrowings by 1%.Pork supplies are expected to be up 4% in the final quarter of 2015 with a combination of 5% more hogs and 1% lower weights. For 2015, pork supplies are expected to be 7% higher than supplies in 2014. Supplies for 2016 should be about 1% higher than in 2015 with the first three quarters being down one%, unchanged, and up 1%, respectively.Hog prices averaged near $55 per live hundredweight for the third quarter of 2015 and are expected to drop to an average in the higher-$40s in the final quarter. Prices are expected to average near $50 in the winter and then move up seasonally to the mid-$50s in the second and the third quarters of 2016. Prices in the final quarter of 2016 are anticipated to be in the mid-to-higher $40s.For the 2015 calendar year, hog prices are expected to average about $51 on a live weight basis. Current projections for 2016 are for a similar average price. These prices are in sharp contrast to the $76 record high prices of 2014 when PED reduced pork supplies.Costs of production in both 2015 and 2016 are expected to be similar, around $51 per hundredweight. Costs for both years are the same as the projected price, and thus at breakeven. These cost projections include costs for full depreciation and a normal rate of return for all capital and labor. Therefore, break-even means all costs are covered.After the record profits of 2014, there has been concern that the industry would over-expand. At this point that concern has not developed with supply and demand anticipated to be in balance for the coming 12 months. This also serves as a warning to the industry to make sure that further expansion plans remain moderate.There seem to be growing threats in the future for the meats sector. Those include continued expansion of total meat supplies into 2016 and 2017 with rapid expansion of poultry and increased beef supplies. The large drop in finished cattle prices in recent weeks suggest that retail beef prices could begin to drop this fall and provide added competition for pork. In the longer run, beef supplies will continue to expand for multiple years.Potential weakness of meat and poultry exports is also a concern with slowing world economic growth and a strong U.S. dollar.Feed prices will remain low for the next nine months due to strong yields for 2014 and 2015 crops and weakened exports. Animal product producers will want to take advantage of harvest price lows this fall. However, longer-term, managers need to remain aware that low feed prices are not guaranteed if weather should turn more adverse in some important growing areas.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, April 3, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We should see sunshine across the state again today, our last day of pleasant weather before shifting into a wet period for tomorrow. Clouds will be on the increase this evening after sunset. Scattered showers move in tomorrow, and continue through a good part of Friday. Rain totals are still expected to be minor at up to a half an inch with coverage at 90% of the state. However, some models are trying to ramp up those rain totals a bit. We are standing pat this morning. Clouds will try to give way to from west to east as we move into the later part of the day on Friday. The weekend starts nice on Saturday with plenty of sun and mild temps. However, on Sunday clouds will increase ahead of our next system. That system is coming a little faster but still has some good moisture with it this morning. That being said, we are going to shave a little off the top end of the event in our forecast right now. Showers can start to fall after midnight Sunday night in far NW Ohio, but will generally wait over a majority of the state until Monday morning. Rains then continue through Monday night, ending by sunrise Tuesday morning. Rain totals are expected in the .5”-1” range and we are keeping coverage at near 90%. We do thin that thunderstorms are no longer a significant concern, although we wont rule out a couple here and there. With out the thunderstorms, the highest end of the previous rain range just is not likely. The map at right shows precipitation totals from now through Tuesday morning. Tuesday features a mix of clouds and sun, and while we can’t rule out a shower or two, we don’t expect a lot of moisture in this time frame. However, it is becoming clear that we can’t quite get through the day with no moisture. These widely scattered showers will end up with coverage at 30% or less. Partly sunny skies are expected for Wednesday. However, rain then moves into southern Indiana Wednesday night through Thursday morning, bringing up to .3” with 80% coverage. We likely miss out up north. The rest of Thursday we turn out partly sunny and see mostly sunny skies on Friday. The extended period stars off drier, as we are moving our bigger rain chances back a couple of days. However, there is significant disagreement among many models on how the pattern unfolds with regard to timing and intensity of precipitation going all the way back to the midweek system for next week. Right now, are going to keep the 13th and 14th mostly dry, but then look for several waves of moisture coming through for the 15th through the 18th. Those waves still can bring big rains, with 1-3” possible combined. However, again, the timing of the moisture and fronts is not set in stone by any means, and we could be seeing some changes in this forecast from next Wednesday forward over the next few days. The overall total moisture for the period is similar…but when and how does it come through?last_img read more

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Denver Pot Growers Help Boost Power Use

first_imgPlants need lots of lightJeffrey Ackermann, director of the state’s Energy Office, told The Post Colorado’s energy use has been increasing by 1% to 2% a year, partly in response to a growth in population. The increased number of growing houses is a contributor.Plants cultivated indoors need artificial light in order to stimulate growth, and the lights produce a lot of heat, which in turn ramps up the demand for air conditioning.One possible answer are adjustable light-emitting diodes, which don’t produce as much heat as conventional bulbs. Grow houses that installed them could lower their demand for AC, and cut energy use. Tests are underway to see if the LEDs can be deployed without harming the plants, a spokesman for the utility Xcel said.Citing a study by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, UtilityDive.com said the electricity needed to grow a module of four plants is about the same as what’s needed to run 29 refrigerators.Last year, Boulder County, Colorado, just to the west of Denver began imposing a 2.16 cents per kWh surcharge on pot growers to help offset greenhouse gas emissions for which they were responsible. Marijuana growers in Denver, Colorado, are responsible for nearly half of the city’s growth in power consumption, and they’re making it tough for the city to meet its energy efficiency goals.The state’s marijuana grow houses, many of which are located in Denver, are using as much as 200 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, according to a report published by The Denver Post. In Denver alone, the 354 growing facilities used about 121 kWh of electricity in 2013, an increase of 35 million kWh, or 35%, over 2012.The surge in power use is complicating Denver’s efforts to cap consumption at 2012 levels, and city officials sought guidance earlier this month from the U.S. Department of Energy at a forum in nearby Golden, Colorado.“It’s a big issue for us,” said Sonrisa Lucero, described by The Post as a strategist. “We really do need some assistance in finding some good technology.”The irony is that assistance could be coming from the federal government, which considers marijuana illegal under federal law despite its acceptance for medicinal use in nearly half the states in the country and recreational use in several others, including Colorado. Energy Undersecretary Franklin Orr said the government would “promote best practices and provide technical help though an Office of Technology Transitions,” the newspaper said.last_img read more

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US women’s hockey goalie challenges Justin Bieber to score goal against her

first_imgRooney says she’d like a chance to stop a shot from the hockey-playing Canadian pop star. She revealed a “Team Bieber” shirt under her USA jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRooney’s stop of a shootout goal against Canada clinched gold for the Americans.Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson’s triple-fake past the Canadian goalie in the shootout is nicknamed “Oops, I Did it Again.” Fallon asked, “Heard from Britney Spears?” Lamoureux-Davidson says she did get a tweet and thought it was “pretty cool.” Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Several members of the USA women’s hockey team clown around with their gold medals as they watch the Tie Break Tens tennis tournament at Madison Square Garden, Monday, March 5, 2018 in New York. Image: AP Photo/Kathy WillensNEW YORK (AP) — Olympic goalie Maddie Rooney is challenging Justin Bieber to take his best shot.Rooney and the U.S. women’s gold-medal hockey team appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night. She says she’s still waiting for a tweet from Bieber.ADVERTISEMENT During their celebration tour, the players sat courtside and took photos with Serena and Venus Williams during a tennis match at Madison Square Garden. The team will attend home games of the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. NVGRELATED STORIES:US women end drought, beat Canada for gold in a shootoutFil-Am teen is first import on PH nat’l women’s ice hockey teamADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games View comments Read Next Kai Sotto reigns supreme in final NBTC 24 rankingslast_img read more

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Mens Basketball Ohio State hires Mike Netti as special assistant to the

Ohio State continued to add to its men’s basketball coaching staff when former East Carolina assistant Mike Netti was hired by the Buckeyes as special assistant to the head coach Tuesday evening.Netti, who has spent the past four seasons coaching the Pirates, worked with first-year coach Chris Holtmann when the new Buckeyes head coach led the Gardner-Webb program from 2010 to 2013.The Syracuse graduate also coached with Holtmann when the duo worked as assistants at Gardner-Webb from 2003-08.The former East Carolina assistant isn’t the only coach who has ties to Holtmann on Ohio State’s staff. Holtmann brought all three assistant coaches who worked under him at Butler – Ryan Pedon, Terry Johnson and Mike Schrage – to Columbus in the same roles.Netti joins strength and conditioning coach Quadrian Banks and director of player personnel Scoonie Penn as recent additions to the Buckeyes’ support staff.Since Netti will not be one of Ohio State’s three assistant coaches, he will be unable to recruit off campus or coach during practices. read more

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Tico accountant sentenced to 45 years in prison in US insurance scam

first_imgNo related posts. A U.S. court in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday sentenced Costa Rican accountant Jorge Luis Castillo to 4.5 years in a federal prison for cooking the books of a company owned by businessman Minor Vargas as part of a $485 million life insurance scam, Business Week magazine reported.Castillo received a reduced sentence after testifying against Vargas in the trial. Castillo admitted to fraudulent accounting practices on behalf of Provident Capital Indemnity Ltd., and apologized for his role in the global scheme that claimed thousands of victims, including many who lost their life savings.“I regret from the bottom of my heart the consequences of this unscrupulous scheme of which I was a part,” Castillo told U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney.Castillo is the ninth and final defendant sentenced in Virginia in a pair of related cases involving the life settlement industry. Most pleaded guilty, but Vargas and two principals of Houston-based A&O went to trial and were convicted.In October, Vargas was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the crimes of fraud and money laundering. He was president and owner of Brujas Football Club and Club Deportivo Barrio Mexico, both in Costa Rica. He also was president of powerhouse soccer club Saprissa, and the owner of publishing company Icon Group and a synthetic turf business. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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