London Olympics: South African wins gold, sets world record in men’s swimming 100m breaststroke

first_imgSouth Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh set a world record en route to winning the gold medal in men’s 100m breaststroke swimming on Sunday. Burgh, 24, got a fast start and never looked like being caught, winning in 58.46, 0.05 seconds faster than Brenton Rickard’s 2009 mark.”I don’t even know what to think. I don’t know how to describe it,” Van der Burgh said.”I’ve been working towards this goal. It’s amazing. I’ve been doing so much hard work over the last four years.”Christian Sprenger of Australia took the silver in 58.93, and America’s Brendan Hansen the bronze in 59.49.last_img

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PR Sreejesh to lead India in Champions Trophy, Sardar Singh rested

first_imgStar goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will lead an 18-member Indian squad for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Champions Trophy in London from June 10 to 17, Hockey India announced on Tuesday. India’s regular captain Sardar Singh has been rested for the tournament. (Latest sports stories)Striker SV Sunil will be Sreejesh’s deputy in the side which has a mix of experience and youth as part of preparations for the upcoming Rio Olympics.Defender Harmanpreet Singh, one of the outstanding performers from the silver medal-winning Sultan Azlan Shah Cup team, finds himself retained in the squad, and is joined by his junior colleagues, Harjeet Singh and goal-keeper Vikas Dahiya.Dahiya will be a back-up to the returning Sreejesh in the team.RAGHUNATH ALSO RETURNSSreejesh and defender VR Raghunath, who were rested for Malaysia, are back in the squad to provide a backbone to the Indian lineup.”At the Champions Trophy, our aim will be to put in a class performance, and finish as high as we can. Finishing with a medal at the tournament will give us a lot of confidence going into the Olympics,” Sreejesh said in a statement.Chief coach Roelant Oltmans also echoed the same sentiments. “It is important that we approach the tournament, not just with a view to winning it, but also to execute our tactics well, and learn from past mistakes and keep evolving.””This will ensure, that as a team we are prime placed when we reach Rio, physically, mentally and tactically,” he added.SQUADPR Sreejesh (Captain), Vikas Dahiya, Pradeep Mor, VR Raghunath, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Danish Mujtaba, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Manpreet Singh, SK Uthappa, Devinder Sunil Walmiki, Harjeet Singh, Talwinder Singh, Mandeep Singh, SV Sunil (Vice-Captain), Akashdeep Singhm, Nikkin Thimmaiah.advertisementlast_img read more

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Asia Cup 2018: Sarfraz Ahmed admits Pakistan stumped by Kedar Jadhav

first_imgIndia clinically decimated Pakistan by eight wickets in a rather one-sided 2018 Asia Cup group league match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.It was a superlative effort from the bowling unit that saw them shot out Pakistan for a paltry 162 in 43.1 overs before Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase for the ‘Men In Blue’ in only 29 overs.This was India’s most comprehensive victory in terms of balls remaining (126).After a wake-up call against Hong Kong, the Pakistan match was a near perfect performance for India as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15 in 7 overs) and Kedar Jadhav (3/23 in 9 overs) were perfectly complemented by Jasprit Bumrah (2/23 in 7.1 overs) and Kuldeep Yadav (1/37 in 8 overs).India vs Pakistan: Highlights | As it happened | PhotosIf Kuldeep’s googly to snuff out Babar Azam was the turning point, Kedar Jadhav’s unconventional side-arm off-breaks broke the lower middle-order as Pakistan never recovered from the batting collapse.”We had prepared for the two spinners but the third one chipped in with wickets,” Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said at the post-match presentation.Jadhav produced a laudable performance as he did the job of a frontline spinner after Hardik Pandya (0/24 in 4.5 overs) was stretchered off the field due to an acute lower back injury.Match Report: Clinical India demolish Pakistan by 8 wicketsThis was after young Babar Azam (47) and veteran Shoaib Malik (43) added 82 runs for the third wicket and looked like taking control of the proceedings.However, Pakistan suffered a batting collapse losing five wickets for 36 runs before Faheem Ashraf (21) and Mohammed Amir (16) added an invaluable 37 runs for the eighth wicket to take the total past 150-run mark.advertisement”The start was not at all good. We lost two wickets in the first five overs. We got some momentum in the middle but again lost wickets and could not recover,” Sarfraz said.READ – Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fans”We batted poorly and all of us played poor shots to get out,” he added.Put into bat, Pakistan were in trouble straight away as Bhuvneshwar dealt a twin blow removing the in-form duo of Imam ul Haq (2) and Fakhar Zaman (0) to reduce them to 2 for 3.Imam charged to a short of length delivery that climbed on him and the thickish outside edge was taken by Dhoni. Zaman, India’s tormentor in the Champions Trophy, mistimed a pull-shot and Yuzvendra Chahal took a well-judged catch.Babar and Malik then resurrected the innings with a fine partnership. The half-volleys on both sides of the wicket were driven with ferocity.READ – Hardik Pandya goes down with back injury, stretchered off the fieldMalik, who is a good player of spin bowling, gave Kuldeep Yadav the charge to hit him for a six and rotated the strike well.In fact, Malik was dropped off Pandya’s bowling, whose agonies increased when he had to leave the field.Babar failed to read Kuldeep’s googly as it clipped his off-bail. From 85 for 2, it soon became 100 for five as Pakistan lost wickets in a heap.READ – Pakistan crumbled under pressure vs India, says Harbhajan SinghSarfraz Ahmed (6) was dismissed by Jadhav as substitute fielder Manish Pandey took a blinder at long-on.The Pakistani batsmen found it extremely difficult to read Jadhav’s round arm action as he bowled straight and wide. Asif Ali was caught behind and then Malik was run-out by a direct throw from Ambati Rayudu. Shadab Khan (8) was stumped by Dhoni as he became Yadav’s third victim of the match.Faheem and Aamir did try their bit as Pakistan crossed the 150-run mark before Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah wrapped up the tail in the 44th over.”It is nice to get a wake up call early on in the tournament and we would not want to commit the same mistakes. We will come back better prepared next time,” Sarfraz admitted.With the pressure of scoreboard virtually non-existent, Rohit and Dhawan showed why they are one of the most formidable opening pair in white ball cricket.The eighth over from Usman Khan enabled India cut loose as Rohit first hooked him for a six using the pace of the delivery and followed it with a ‘Nataraja’ pull shot for boundary and then short arm pull in-front of the square for another six. With 19 runs coming off that over, there was no looking back for India.Rohit’s third six was a another hook shot off Hasan Ali followed by a drive through mid-off to complete his 35th half century in ODIs. He was fooled by a googly from Shadab Khan but by then India were on course for a comprehensive victory. Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik both contributed 31 to take India past finish line with consummate ease.advertisementThe two teams will now meet in Super Four on September 23.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

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Kevin Peterson to Participate in Senior Bowl

first_imgOklahoma State defensive back Kevin Peterson has enjoyed the fruits of his labor over the last month after an impressive senior campaign, where he was named a first-team all Big 12 defensive back.On Monday, he announced on Instagram that he has been invited to participate in the Reese’s senior bowl, a “prestigious post-season all star game” as the invitation notes.Also, as readers have mentioned, the invitation appears to have been addressed to Columbus, OH – The other OSU. FullSizeRenderPeterson will have a chance to spend a week in Mobile, Alabama and play in the senior bowl on Jan. 30, 2016.He will join other Big 12 players Josh Doctson, Spencer Drango, Eric Striker, Charles Tapper, and Sterling Shepard, among others, in the prestigious event. For a full list of participants you can check that out here.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Ronaldo surpasses Pele’s international goal record

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo passes Pele with World Cup qualifying hat-trick Last updated 2 years ago 04:33 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(19) Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Portugal v Faroe Islands Faroe Islands WC Qualification Europe Primera División World Cup The Real Madrid forward was at his awesome best once again in a meeting with the Faroe Islands, with his international goal return now standing at 78 Cristiano Ronaldo has passed Brazil legend Brazil in the international goalscoring stakes after moving on to 78 for Portugal.The Real Madrid superstar was at his unplayable best once again on Thursday as he dominated a World Cup qualifying clash with the Faroe Islands.Levante 11/1 to draw with Madrid Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The European minnows were unable to contain the 32-year-old as he plundered a hat-trick.In collecting another match ball for his collection, Ronaldo has moved to fifth on the list of all-time international goalscorers.The four-time Ballon d’Or winner had entered the midweek round of fixtures two behind the iconic figure of Pele, but has now swept past him.Only Ali Daei (109), Ferenc Puskas (84), Kunishige Kamamoto (80) and Godfrey Chitalu (79) sit above Ronaldo.His latest efforts have also seen him reach another milestone in terms of World Cup qualifiers.Ronaldo’s treble against the Faroes has taken him onto 14 for the current campaign, with that haul matching that of former Real striker Predrag Mijatovic.HAT-TRICK @Cristiano Ronaldo! Goal 14 of the campaign – equalling Predrag Mijatović’s record from 1998 @FIFAWorldCup qualifying! pic.twitter.com/2zmAVNzh7T — European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) August 31, 2017 Ronaldo helped Portugal to European Championship glory last summer and will be hoping to inspire further international success if he can guide his country to a Russian showpiece in 2018.last_img read more

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Students Must Be Fluent In English Language

first_imgEducation Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, has underscored the critical need for Jamaican students to be fluent in English Language, noting that this is critical for the country’s progress. He said that the English is the language of professionalism, scientific discovery, and commerce, and the Ministry in promoting literacy in the language. “There can absolutely be no compromise about this, and teachers… and those of us who are engaged in promoting education, must learn to be fluent in English and we must instruct in English in order that even if we use our own native language, it must be used as a tool to the English Language and not as a substitute therefore,” he stated. The Education Minister was addressing the official launch of the Jamaica Reading Association’s Literacy Conference yesterday (Nov. 9) at the Mico University College in Kingston. He commended the organization of staging the event, and urged the members to continue dedicating their time and efforts to the advancement to literacy in the island. He said that renewed focus must be placed on literacy in an effort to ensure greater advancement of the nation’s future leaders. “The deficit in literacy and the decline of the habit of reading are, in fact, the major cramps to the outcomes and advances of education in Jamaica and by derivation the development both of the human capital and indeed, the economic fortunes of our nation”. Let us get it clear, education is the number one investment that any nation can undertake,” he stated. “We believe that if we can only ‘buss’ a tune or if we can wiggle down a catwalk or sometimes people believe that if they can figure out the intricacies of the lottery scam then, somehow you can get ahead in life and it doesn’t really matter if you can read or write,” he lamented. The Education Minister further encouraged parents and teachers “to get it right from the earliest stages,” noting that too much money is being spent on remedial education. He informed that some $20 billion of the education budget every year goes to remedial work. The conference was held under the theme: ‘Jamaica is Fifty – Get into High Gear with Literacy’. Representatives from literacy groups across the island and the wider Caribbean attended the function.last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img DIGBY COUNTY: Melanson Mills Bridge Melanson Mills Bridge on Marc Comeau Road is closed until further notice to replace the deck. A detour route is in place. COLCHESTER/HANTS COUNTIES: Highway 102, Shubenacadie River Construction on Highway 102, at the bridges over the Shubenacadie River, continues until September. Traffic is moving in both directions, but drivers are urged to travel with extra caution in the area. GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook BridgeThe Melford Brook Bridge, on Route 344 at Middle Melford, is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit is reduced to 60 km/h and warning signs are in place. INVERNESS COUNTY: West Lake Ainslie Road The Hayes River Bridge on West Lake Ainslie Road has a 15-tonne weight restriction. HANTS COUNTY: Clayton McKay Road The Clayton McKay Road, near Smiley’s Provincial Park, will be closed Monday, May 4, until, Sunday June 28, to replace the bridge. Detour signs will be posted. Access to the park will not be affected. KINGS COUNTY: Whitman Bridge Whitman Bridge, on Whitman Road between Maple Avenue and Ward Road in Aylesford, is closed for repairs until further notice. The detour route is Maple Avenue to Victoria Road to Ward Road. INVERNESS COUNTY: Trunk 19 Trunk 19, from about five kilometres north of the Port Hastings Rotary at Creignish, north for 6.5 kilometres, will be reduced to one lane for patching and paving until Friday, July 31. Traffic control people and a pilot vehicle will be on site. Work takes place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. CONTINUING WORK NEW WORK PICTOU COUNTY: Springville Bridge Springville Bridge on Springville Road will be closed until further notice. Detour on East River West Side Road and Route 348. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Varner Bridge Work has begun on a new bridge beside the existing Varner Bridge on Route 208 near New Germany. The bridge is open during construction, but there may be occasional, brief closures during normal construction activities. Drivers should use extra caution in the area. The new two-lane bridge will be completed this year. HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 118, Fall River The Highway 118 overpass over Perrin Drive in Fall River will be reduced to one lane in each direction during repairs until Monday, June 15. Two lanes will only be open during peak hours, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday to Friday for inbound lanes, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, for outbound lanes. CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Eddy Road Eddy Road to Fort Lawrence, near Amherst, is closed until further notice. INVERNESS COUNTY: Crowdis Bridge Crowdis Bridge is closed until further notice for repairs. A detour is available via Crowdis Cross Road, West Big Interval Road and Hatchery Road. VICTORIA COUNTY: Gillis Bridge Gillis Bridge on North Branch Road, just past Uisge Ban (USH-AK BAHN) Falls Provincial Park, is closed until further notice. Access to the park is not affected. -30-last_img read more

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Alberta Labour inspectors find no infractions at Lethbridge Burger King

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Alberta Labour says it found no violations at a Lethbridge Burger King where an earlier public health inspection found evidence of foreign workers sleeping in the restaurant.Last week, Alberta Health Services ordered the franchise to remove all mattresses and furnishings and no longer let people stay, live or sleep on the premises.Alberta Health Services says the owner has complied with the order, which also flagged issues around cleanup from a burst pipe and storage of unused equipment.The provincial labour ministry says it received no formal complaint, but investigated when it learned of the workers’ reported living arrangements.Spokesman Andrew Hanon says there was a site inspection on Thursday and no occupational health and safety or employment standards issues were found.He says an employee at the restaurant who was in Canada on a work permit was confirmed to be living elsewhere.“All Albertans deserve workplaces that are safe, fair and family-friendly and we take all reports of this nature very seriously,” Hanon said in an emailed statement Friday.“Alberta’s workplace laws apply equally to everyone and any accusation of an employer potentially taking advantage of workers or putting worker safety at risk is completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.”Burger King said in an emailed statement earlier this week that it had spoken with the independent owner of the location and had no new information to provide Friday.“He has confirmed that the accusations regarding accommodations are not true,” said the company. “However, we will continue to ensure compliance with our high operational standards.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said there was a temporary foreign worker at the Burger King based on information from Alberta Labour.last_img read more

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Rankin Cancer Run

Thousands of people laced up their sneakers this morning for the 10th annual Rankin Cancer Run in St. Catharines.It’s the largest fundraising event in the Niagara region.Last year Miranda Montague was able to walk the Rankin Cancer Run alongside her nephew. This year she was walking for Tucker who lost his battle with Burkitt’s Lymphoma in December.” I honestly think it’s unbelievable to support anyone who is fighting the battle right now, who has passed on, future survivors” says Montague.Len Charlebois and his daughter Lydia are participating in hope for the people they know who have been diagnosed with cancer and in memory of those they have lost.across the street from the finish line — <4:39:22> port weller school where just this thursday, they lost one of their early childhood educators jackie harper. <4:32:37>Steve Reimer is walking for Jackie Harper. She was an early childhood educator at Port Weller School and lost her battle on Thursday.” She’s an inspiration for everybody that knows her or knew of her. Just her bravery, she didn’t want people feeling sorry for her. She was living life to her fullest and just an amazing person.”In it’s first year about 3000 people participated. Now 10 years later organizers say there are about 13 000 runners and walkers.All of the funds raised at today’s run go directly towards cancer care in the Niagara region.Today’s event raised $900 000, adding to the 4.6 million dollars the Rankin Cancer Run has raised in the previous nine years. read more

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Ohio State mens golf finishes tied for last place in Carmel Cup

Redshirt-junior Michael Bernard rolls a putt towards the hole during one of OSU’s matches in 2014. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State men’s golf returned from the West Coast after an underwhelming outing at the season-opening Carmel Cup tournament. Hosted by the Vanderbilt Commodores at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, the Buckeyes teed-off against eight teams, including four ranked in the top-20 at the 54-hole tournament. While navigating one of the premier golf courses in the nation, the Buckeyes, under the leadership of new coach Jay Moseley for the first time, tied for last place with the Arkansas Razorbacks, finishing with a total score of 1107 (+27) at the three-day event. The Buckeyes placed sixth after the first round with a total score of 372 (+12) before finishing seventh in the final two days. Junior Clark Engle and redshirt senior Grant Weaver entered the clubhouse with four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey on their card. Freshman Will Grimmer played solid for his collegiate debut, carding two birdies and three. The team’s total score was comprised of the top five scores out of its six-man lineup. The five scores that counted for the Scarlet and Gray were Grimmer’s 217 (+1), Engle’s 218 (+2), Sean Busch’s 223 (+7), Weaver’s 228 (+12) and Josh Wick’s 229 (+13), excluding freshman Tee-k Kelly’s score of 234 (+18). Engle, along with Grimmer, shined throughout the tournament. By the final day, Engle, who tied for 16th, recorded 14 birdies — second-most of the tournament — including six in the final round. Engle was one of 10 players who carded an 18 hole score of 69. Grimmer made the most of his debut.During the second round of his first collegiate tournament, he churned in a 4-under 68, which was the lowest round for any player during the three days of competition. He entered the final day in contention for the individual title, as he was only two shots off the lead. Grimmer was unable to capture the individual crown after shooting a 4-over par 76 during the final round. However, the freshman still finished the tournament in a tie for 10th place.The Buckeyes now turn their focus to the Inverness Intercollegiate, which is set to take place on Sept. 21 at Inverness Country Club in Toledo. read more

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Dont Give the Stanley Cup to the Kings Just Yet

If you read the North American sports media — Sportsnet, CBC, THN, USA Today, CBS, ESPN — you’ve heard that Henrik Lundqvist may as well go on vacation; this year’s Stanley Cup already belongs to the Los Angeles Kings. My quick scan showed 12 of 14 hockey media types picking the Kings to beat the New York Rangers in the NHL playoffs’ final round, which begin on Wednesday, and it’s easy to see why. The Kings have a recent track record of success (a Cup in 2012 and a conference finals appearance in 2013). They come from the stronger conference — the West won 246 games and lost 202 against the East this year — and to get to the finals they had to beat teams that had 111, 116 and 107 points this season. Quite different from the Rangers’ playoff run, which included struggles to beat flawed teams and scrapping against backup goaltenders.Except it isn’t that simple, and not just because hockey is a sport disproportionately fueled by luck. The Rangers have a case to make — even on paper. The stats give them a real shot.Let’s start with shooting percentage, where the teams are evenly matched. Both New York and LA struggled this year: The Rangers’ 6.7 percent at 5-on-5 ranked 28th in the league and the Kings’ 6.6 percent was 29th. That’s not a big enough gap to make a difference, because shooting (and save percentages) in hockey are prone to large fluctuations. Given that the teams took about 2,000 shots, that 0.1 percentage point difference represents just two goals, and it’s easy to see how some random bounces could explain it.That’s not to say that shooting percentage is completely meaningless. Pulling our estimates of a team’s shooting skill two-thirds of the way towards the mean helps account for the impact of random chance. If the Rangers and Kings had huge differences that might tell us something about their differing skill. But they only had a margin of 0.1 percentage points this year and 0.8 over the last three years. Between the change in personnel and systems over time and the limitations of multiyear analysis, the Kings and Rangers are close enough that it’s hard to be confident that either team has an edge in shooting percentage.But there are differences to be found among the less top-level stats. Much of today’s advanced stat analysis begins with studying teams’ shot differential as an indicator of their ability to control play. In this regard, the Kings do have a clear edge; indeed, over the last few years they’ve been the best puck-possession team in the league.The Kings outshot their opponents 57 percent to 43 percent during 5-on-5 play this year,1In this piece, “shots” will be taken to include both shots on goal and shots that miss the net, the measure proposed by Matt Fenwick. excluding situations where the score was close enough that teams sat back to protect a lead.2Focusing on situations where the score is close was first popularized by hockey stat pioneer Tore Purdy, more commonly known as JLikens. Purdy recently died at the age of only 28, a tragic loss. He wrote the piece about estimating team shooting talent that I linked above. He’ll be missed. They led the NHL, but the Rangers weren’t too far behind, outshooting their opponents 54 percent to 46 percent. From these two figures, we might expect the Kings to get something like 51.5 percent of the shots against the Rangers; when we include the somewhat tougher opponents they faced this year, we might revise our estimate upwards a bit to something closer to 52 percent.3The Kings’ average opponent got 49.91 percent of the shots, just a little bit higher than the Rangers’ average opponent (49.77 percent). That simple 0.14 point difference probably underestimates the competition — just as the Kings’ shot differential underrates them by not factoring in the strength of the opponents they faced, this metric also underrates their opponents slightly for the same reason. Since there are lots of things we can’t account for (specific matchups, who’s currently nursing an injury, etc.), our projected matchup can never be accurate to three decimal places. I’ve been rounding these figures off in most places, which means that we don’t need to plow through the arithmetic of exactly how much of an effect it has; the Kings’ likely share of shots against the Rangers will round to 52 percent in the end.But that was the regular season, and it’s worth testing whether anything has changed in the playoffs. That means looking at a smaller sample of data — 20 games instead of 82 — which makes it important not to let any stat go to waste. So instead of outright excluding the lead-protecting situations from our analysis (the common way of doing it), let’s include them and correct for the impact of score effects.4To do that, I used a methodology I developed a couple of years ago. It’s a small but important difference, especially when dealing with a sample size this small.By this method, the Kings’ adjusted shot differential in the playoffs was about 52 percent to 48 percent, very similar to the Rangers’ 51-49. However, the Kings were dominant against much tougher competition; they held their opponents about 5 points below those teams’ season averages, whereas the Rangers held their opponents just a fraction of a point below theirs. Once we correct for that, we again end up estimating that the Kings will get about 52 percent of the shots over the series, or maybe as high as 53 percent. That represents a clear edge, if not an overwhelming one.So far, so Kings. But there’s also special teams play to take into account. The Rangers drew 32 more penalties than they took in the regular season, whereas the Kings took 12 more penalties than they drew. The Rangers had a higher power play conversion percentage and a better penalty kill percentage,5They also had better shot rates in both situations, which is an important component of predicting future performance. so we should expect the them to have more and better power plays than the Kings in the long run — even if the actual results of this short series will be dominated by random chance.Finally, it’s possible that it’s all going to come down to goaltending — this is hockey, after all — and the Rangers have a clear advantage there. This was the fifth straight year that Henrik Lundqvist posted a save percentage higher than 92 percent, and his save percentage has been higher than Jonathan Quick’s in every year of Quick’s career. Obviously, over a short series either goalie can get hot and turn the tide, but goalie streaks are almost entirely unpredictable and all we can do in advance is note which goalie is more talented. In this case, it’s clearly Lundqvist. The question is just how big of an advantage he gives the Rangers.In other words, Lundqvist is the fulcrum. If we expect the Kings to get 52 to 53 percent of the shots and expect Lundqvist and Quick to match their average save percentages over the last three years, that leads to a draw at even strength. Other components — special teams, shooting and perhaps fatigue — are all pretty small factors, but also seem to work in the Rangers’ favor.Ignore the pundits — this thing’s closer to a toss-up than a blowout. read more

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PornMD breaks down the worlds porn searches by keyword and region

first_imgBy now, everyone probably realizes that, thanks to the internet, pornography is ubiquitous. Also thanks to the anonymity of the internet, people who consume porn don’t have to be embarrassed about what they like, and can freely search.Porn search engine PornMD has collected the millions of keywords used to search for porn on their site, and broke them down to show us what each region of the world is into when searching for porn.The chart is easy to use. All you have to do is choose a region of the world from the top selection, and a map of that region will invoke. A list of the top ten most searched for porn keywords will be displayed for that larger region. If you hover your mouse of any of the regions within the overall area you selected — such as states or countries, depending on the landmass — you’ll get a breakdown of what the top ten most searched for porn keywords are for the smaller area. Be warned, some of the words are not safe for work.While major areas of the world, such as the United States or England, search for pretty bland keywords — like “teen” or “college” — some breakdowns of individual states and other areas of the world have more specific tastes.After a bit of perusing, one interesting trend that arises is many areas of the world search for keywords specific to its own nationality, followed by keywords specific to race. For instance, the United Kingdom’s top result is “british.” All ten of Japan’s top keywords either include “japan” or “japanese,” or are related to Japanese culture in some way. Canada’s top result is for “asian.” Interestingly, the five top results for America, on the other hand, don’t have to do with race or nationality at all, up until the sixth result of “asian.”If you’re more interested in seeing what porn other people watch than watching porn yourself — or just need a break for a few minutes from the massive amount of porn you’ve been watching — PornMD’s map is certainly enlightening.last_img read more

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Got7 Seventeen Drop Trending Music Videos

first_imgEnglish-Korean lyrics and dance share the “beautiful sky” as new vids show K-pop bands’ talentPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 10, 2017 – 1:24 pm Popularity draws attention but videos by Got7 and Seventeen over the last few days tangibly take the Korean boy band format to higher levels. If you’ve wondered why anybody cares about K-pop, feel this.”You Are” is the lead single on Got7’s new EP 7 For 7. The band’s label JYP Entertainment is run by J.Y. Park who posted on Instagram, “The scary thing about this team is that they’re still growing like a rookie!” Can You Handle Got7 And Seventeen’s New Videos? got7-seventeen-drop-trending-music-videos News Twitter Got7, Seventeen Drop Trending Music Videos center_img Email Facebook Billboard observed that “You Are” blends the 7’s softer side with soaring melodies. The naturalness of both the talent and the English-Korean blended lyrics, with English subtitles, evoke a flair that feels truly international. It’s also a tradition that’s been building for years, growing in popularity and attention because of it. And demonstrating why, the whole way.”13th Month’s Dance (Lilili Yabbay)” allows Dino, Hoshi, Jun, and The8 to unleash some bada** street dancing in Brooklyn, N.Y. The white face make-up is theatrical and androgynous, but the physicality of the dance performance is a refined and fresh restatement that Korea feels the breaks and the beats and knows what to do about it.We could talk about quantity of YouTube views but those numbers keep going up. What should go up with the bands is affectionate respect for the talent driving musical expressions like these farther into the mainstream than Korean pop has ever been.K-Pop Group Twice Unveil Video For New Japanese SingleRead morelast_img read more

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VIDEO Watch The 2018 WilmingtonTewksbury Thanksgiving Football Game

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — For the ninth consecutive year, the Tewksbury High Redmen defeated the Wilmington High Wildcats in the teams’ Thanksgiving Day rivalry game. Tewksbury bested Wilmington in all three phases of the game with a dominant 43-0 victory at Alumni Stadium.Watch the full game game, plus pregame interviews with WHS coach Craig Turner and team captains, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”WHS Football Team To Hold Fundraiser At Woburn’s Jake ‘n Joes On September 12In “Community”Ticket Info For The Wilmington-Tewksbury Thanksgiving GameIn “Sports”last_img read more

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Speed post national sorting hub opened in Tirupati

first_imgTirupati: Delivering the articles to the public on the next day of booking will be a biggest challenge in this competitive world and Department of Posts has been meeting this challenge to a greater extent, said the Chief Post Master General (CPMG) K Balasubramanian. Speaking after inaugurating the new speed post national sorting hub at Tirupati Head Post Office premises on Friday, he said that, it was a major revenue contributing division in the entire circle and contributed immensely during last financial year to the department.last_img

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Nothing to worry over 16th amendment verdict Quader

first_imgAwami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul QuaderRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday admitted concerns over the 16th amendment annulment verdict, but said there is nothing to be anxious anout it.Also road transport and bridges minister, Quader said this, while inaugurating a Janmashtami celebration programme of Hindu community at the capital’s Palashi crossing.“I held a meeting with the chief justice over the observations given in the 16th amendment verdict. I apprised him of the party’s stance on the verdict. I also apprised the president of the party’s stance,” said Quader.“There is nothing to worry over the matter,” he added.To pursue the party’s goal, AL general secretary Obaidul Quader met chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha at his official residence on Saturday night. He stayed there for about two hours and had dinner together.“The cloud over the sky is temporary, but the sun stands forever. The temporary cloud will disappear and the sun will rise again,” noted the AL general secretary.Dwelling on the Teesta water sharing with India, Quader expressed his optimism about signing of a deal to share the waters “soon”.“Discussions have progressed to a big far. It is now only a matter of time. I can assure you that Teesta water-sharing deal will be inked,” he added.The minister requested India’s West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, as a Bengali, to extend her cooperation to solve the crisis.Mentioning that several thousand Indian soldiers had laid their lives in the liberation war of 1971, Quader said, “The amity we had built with India during in 1971 is still in our spirits.”The AL leader asked the Hindu community not to think themselves as the second class citizen.“You are the first class citizen of this country. The Hindus, the Buddhists, the Christians – all preserve the same rights that majority Muslims enjoy in the country.”He said not only Muslims, all – Hindus, Buddhists, and Christians – are freedom fighters.last_img read more

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A haven for lost children

first_imgLost girls find hope in studies at the shelter. Photo: Jewel ShilMeem was only eight years old when she was sent to Dhaka to work as a maid. That was in 2013. The very first day on the job, she was sent to buy eggs from a nearby shop. The little girl bought the eggs, but couldn’t find her way back home. She wandered here and there and finally came to Kamalapur railway station.  Scared and confused, she found herself on a train and ended up in Chittagong. It was there she found shelter in a children’s home, Upolabdhi .There are many children like Meem, lost and too young to know their addresses, some even unable to say their parents’ names or what their parents do. There are 50 such lost children sheltered at present in Upolabdhi , which appropriately means ‘feeling’. This shelter for lost little girls is located in Firingi Bazar of Chittagong city.Upolabdhi  is a private initiative to care for such lost children, bring them up, tend to their needs and send them to school. They have private tutors to help them with their studies and physicians for regular health checks. They learn to draw, recite poetry, dance and take up all sort of creative activities.This home is located on two floors of a six-storey building at 71 Shibbari Road in Firingi Bazar. Entering the building on 28 August, one could hear the chatter and laughter of the little ones. In one room, about 12 of the girls were being taught by tutors. Another group was drawing pictures. Other children were rehearsing a dance. These lost girls came from all over the country, each with a different tale to tell.Upolabdhi ’s founder general secretary Sheikh Ejabur Rahman said Meem had lost her way and came to Kamalapur railway station one day in 2013. Weak with hunger and fearful of the strange surroundings, she was weeping, when a station coolie gave her some food. Later the police brought her to this home. She is no longer frightened. She studies in class two, recites poetry and dances.Shefali Akhter is a student of class four. She explains the meaning of her name, “Shefali is a flower that blooms at night and withers in the day.” Shefali’s stepmother had sent her to work in a house in Sylhet, but she was mistreated here and so ran away. She somehow arrived at Chittagong and ended up in this home. With tears in her eyes, Shefali says she wants to study and be educated.Shefali studies at a government primary school in Firingi Bazar and is good at sports too. This year she came first in the 100 metre race, high jump, cock fight, and long jump. She does well in archery too. She dreams of becoming a cricketer one day.Other girls are doing well too, some topping their classes at school. They do well in extracurricular activities as well, displaying talent and creativity in various fields. They are strong debaters too, some bringing in prizes from various competitions. House tutor Sharmistha Chowdhury says it is a joy teaching these girls. “They will do well in life,” she says confidently.Happy endingsThere are happy endings too. Farzana was sent from Habiganj to work in Dhaka. Unable to bear the load of work, she ran away and ended up at Upolabdhi . She did not know her address, only her parents’ names. Even in Upolabdhi , she constantly yearned for her mother.One day poet Badal Syed visited Upolabdhi. This was on 25 June this year, the day before Eid-ul Fitr. He was the tax commissioner of Sylhet. Moved by Farzana’s plight, he posted up her picture with a status on Facebook and many others shared this. The very next day a woman named Rasna Akhter informed him that she knew Farzana’s parents. After proper verification, Farzana was finally reunited with her family. However, Farzana is now at Upolabdhi still, so she can carry on her studies. But she is in contact with her family.The beginningUpolabdhi was established at the initiative of Sheikh Ejabur Rahman, retired general manager of Padma Oil Company. On Friday in 2010, he had gone to the market when a little boy tugged at his shopping bag. He asked the boy where he lived. They boy replied, at the ‘night shelter’. This was a shelter for homeless children to stay at night. This piqued his curiosity and he visited the place. A local NGO would provide food and shelter at night for deprived young boys. He became a regular visitor there, doing the best he could he contribute to their welfare. Then the foreign funding one day came to a halt and the shelter shut down. It was then that he decided to start something similar on his own.From tears to smiles at Upolabdhi. Photo: Jewel ShilIn 2012, he formed a three-member committee of himself, wife Shahnaz Begum and daughter Tahsin Rahman and founded Upolabdhi. They first began to provide assistance to the shelter for girl children run by the NGO which had been in charge of the night shelter. The girl shelter was also on the verge of closure and that was when Upolabdhi took over. That was in 2015 and there were 25 girls in the shelter at the time.With help from various business organisations and friends, they rented premises and took the children there. The shelter began to expand and they set certain specific aims and objectives. Their main motto was that children should no longer live on the streets.They made legal arrangements to care for the homeless and lost girls. The children are mostly brought here by the police and they regular submit reports to the concerned police stations to update them on the status of the children.FundsThe monthly cost of running the shelter is Tk 200,000, inclusive of rent, food, medical treatment, education, and other expenses. It is run on contributions by the local people, with monthly payments from 23 members. It is a permanent institution, not a project-based one run on foreign and local funding. They have another 35 or so patrons in Chittagong. There are also those who prefer to remain anonymous.In the days to comeUpolabdhi plans on starting a skills development unit. The good students among the girls who cross 16, will be kept at the institute. Ejabur Rahman says, “Many of the children sorely feel the absence of their parents. Then again, there are many elderly people who feel the absence of their children. We plan on eventually opening an old people’s home too and these establishments will be complementary to each other.”last_img read more

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Hesburgh captures the simple faith and outsized influence of Fath …

first_img Lutheran pastor says Easter sermon about ‘violent Muslim purge’ was misunderst … Share This! Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email By: Heather Adams Tagscivil rights homepage featured Notre Dame University Theodore Hesburgh,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Widower of Emanuel 9 victim, formerly detained pastor call for unity on prayer day By: Heather Adams News By: Heather Adams Opinion Heather Adams,Add Comment Click here to post a commentcenter_img Anti-extremism program won’t stop white hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its … August 30, 2019 Share This! Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’ August 29, 2019 News Heather Adams By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Kathleen Cummings, who is the director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame, walked into her last class of the 2019 school year with a sense of sadness about her seniors.Theirs is the first Notre Dame class in more than 65 years to graduate without having the chance to know the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, president of the school from 1952 to 1987, who died the year they entered as freshmen in 2015.“They have no living experience of him,” Cummings said. “And this is just the beginning.”A new documentary titled simply “Hesburgh,” which opens nationwide today (May 3), may be the closest Cummings’ seniors will get to understanding this legendary but sometimes overlooked figure.“Hesburgh” is only the most recent vehicle aimed at keeping Hesburgh’s memory alive.In 2016, Robert Schmuhl wrote “Fifty Years with Father Hesburgh: On and Off the Record,” which was re-released in 2018 with new information. In March 2019, the Rev. Wilson Miscamble released a more measured portrait, “American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh.”A poster for the new film “Hesburgh.” Courtesy of OCP MediaBut putting Hesburgh on the screen will expose more people to the disarming combination of humility and authority that made the man known as “Father Ted” a force in a troubled time for the United States.“The number one thing I wanted to find out was, what was it about him that made him such a highly sought-after advisor and leader?” said Patrick Creadon, the director of “Hesburgh.” “That was really the fundamental question.”Ordained into Notre Dames’ founding order, the Congregation of Holy Cross, in 1943, Hesburgh began teaching in South Bend two years later. It took him just nine years to become president, at the age of 35. His outspoken intelligence, his activism and the unassailable position of his school in the 1950s and ’60s made him a resource for Presidents Eisenhower through Nixon, who together drafted him to serve on 16 presidential committees. Under Eisenhower, he began serving on the Civil Rights Commission; under Nixon, he became chair.Along the way, he picked up 150 honorary degrees — more, according to Guinness World Records, than any other person in history. He was featured on the cover of Time magazine, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and received the Congressional Gold Medal.“He did enough, one would almost expect it to be done by 10 people,” said Schmuhl, who also appears in the film.The documentary examines Hesburgh’s dedication to furthering Catholic higher education. He worked hard to pull Notre Dame out of the stereotype of a football powerhouse, making it an intellectual bastion as well. In this he had to balance the loyalty he owed the Vatican and his responsibility to the university, two things that sometimes conflicted.But the focus of the film is Hesburgh’s life off campus, particularly his political dealings, the majority of which had to do with civil rights.He was no pawn of power. Nixon praised Hesburgh in naming him to head the Civil Rights Commission, but the two men soon fell out, as Hesburgh began to criticize the administration for its policies on both civil rights and the Vietnam War.Schmuhl credits Hesburgh for putting his morality at the center of everything he did. “He was just a person who would look at the world and the problems in the world and would do what he could to try to ameliorate them,” Schmuhl said. “We don’t see that as much today.” (Then again, Schmuhl, points out, he never had to worry about reelection.)Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, left, president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, is featured in the new documentary “Hesburgh.” Photo courtesy of OCP MediaHesburgh’s political involvements are almost too complex for a film that runs in under two hours. As it intently covers Hesburgh’s involvement in the civil rights, context is sometimes lost. It’s not always obvious how Hesburgh fit into the movement, and his biographer, Miscamble, believes the film’s focus on Hesburgh exaggerates his role.”Father Ted fits in (as) what I would call a second-level figure,” said Miscamble, who was troubled that the film seemed to put Hesburgh on a par with Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders. He said he hoped the film would prompt viewers to read further to get a better perspective on the events of the time.Hesburgh, to be fair, is never caught in the film seeking any higher profile. Creadon sees Hesburgh as a person of simplicity. “He had a very strong faith. He liked to smoke cigars. He had an occasional Manhattan,” he said. “And he worked really, really hard. And worked hard in maintaining friendships.”Creadon, who began the film shortly after Hesburgh’s death, said he didn’t find anyone who didn’t admire the priest for his kindness and decency. “He was a giant in our society for almost 50 years,” said the director, “and yet his most fierce adversaries respected him profoundly.”He credits those friendships with how he came to have the influence he did.“I never saw him down,” said the Rev. Austin Collins, religious superior of Holy Cross Priests and Brothers at Notre Dame. “He was always a man of faith. He always persevered.”Creadon realized his movie could be a hard sell with the public. “We are making a film in 2019 about a Catholic priest who did some of his best work 50 years ago,” he said. “That’s a long way from “Avengers” and other box office smash hits that are out right now.”However, he now thinks it’s one of the timeliest films he has made.“It’s hard to find people like Father Ted, who try to find common ground, bring people together, build a consensus and move forward,” he said. “We’re just a long way away from that right now.”Today, Creadon fears Hesburgh would be “deeply saddened at where we are right now in this country and the lack of decency in our political atmosphere.”“I hope people come see our film “Hesburgh” and walk away with a very deep understanding that there’s another way to lead, there’s another way to be in the public arena and that there’s a place for kindness in our political world,” he said.last_img read more

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Dog Dies In Overhead Bin On United Flight Airline Apologizes

first_img Share Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesA dog died aboard a United Airlines flight from Houston to New York’s LaGuardia airport, prompting questions and outrage.A family that flew on United Airlines Monday night is mourning their dog, after the pet died in an overhead bin — an arrangement that a flight attendant had reportedly insisted upon. United says it was “a tragic accident” and that it is investigating.The incident prompted shock, outrage and sadness, particularly after it emerged that a flight attendant had required the dog, a 10-month-old French bulldog, to be placed into the overhead bin, despite the family having followed all the rules about flying with a pet in an airliner’s cabin — including using a TSA-approved pet carrier.“Why would the flight attendant force the woman to put her dog there?” wrote passenger Maggie Gremminger, in a tweet. Gremminger, who had been seated near the family, added, “I could have done something. I’m so upset.”The dog had been traveling with a woman who also had her young baby and her older daughter on the flight with her. The animal died during the more than three-hour trip. Since then, the airline has agreed that the situation never should have unfolded the way it did.In a statement, United said:“This was a tragic accident that should never have occurred, as pets should never be placed in the overhead bin. We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them. We are thoroughly investigating what occurred to prevent this from ever happening again.”The family was on United Flight 1284, from Houston to New York’s LaGuardia airport. Their flight Monday night lasted 3 hours and 25 minutes, according to an online tracking site. And while passengers said they had heard barking during the trip, the dog’s owners realized the dog had died after retrieving the travel carrier from the bin.“I just flew into LGA and witnessed a United flight attendant instruct a passenger to put her dog bag in the overhead bin. It was clearly a dog and while the customer was adamant about leaving it under the seat, the attendant pushed her to do so,” Gremminger wrote on Twitter.“Myself and a fellow passenger felt like that was NOT a thing. I am not a flight attendant tho. Maybe they have air ventilation in there that I didn’t know about. I tried googling rules about pets on board but didn’t have ample time before [takeoff].”“At the end of the flight, the woman found her dog, deceased. She sat in the airplane aisle on the floor crying, and all of surrounding passengers were utterly stunned.”“I am disgusted and traumatized,” Gremminger said via Twitter. “Pets are family. How could a trained flight attendant instruct a passenger to place her dog in that bin. It was her job to understand the plane and it’s rules/limitations.”The plane landed a little before 11 p.m. — but Gremminger said the experience left her unable to sleep. She began sharing the story on Twitter, including a photo of the family who lost their dog. From there, both interest and disbelief snowballed online, along with anger. Gremminger says it all became a blur, as she fielded questions and spread the story.Gremminger spoke to numerous media outlets on Tuesday, from NBC and CBS to People magazine and Fox News.It’s the latest black eye for United, which has endured a string of recent public relations nightmares, from passengers being dragged off flights to another case of a dog dying after a United domestic flight one year ago — in that case, the large animal had flown in a crate in a plane’s hold, and was under the care of United’s PetSafe program.United says its policies allow for dogs, cats and some types of pet birds (no cockatoos are allowed) to travel in its planes’ cabins. If a passenger brings a pet carrier in addition to a carry-on bag, they must pay an extra $125.“A pet traveling in cabin must be carried in an approved hard-sided or soft-sided kennel,” United’s policy on animals reads. “The kennel must fit completely under the seat in front of the customer and remain there at all times.”The airline adds that soft-sided kennels, like the type used by the family on Monday night’s flight, can be slightly larger because they’re able to be compressed without becoming an obstruction.Gremminger issued a final tweet on Tuesday, saying “the past 24 hours have been insane.”“My hope was to gain some media attention so that we can collectively raise our awareness about pet safety + travel.”Thanking those who have helped to spread and amplify the story, Gremminger said she hoped that a “day of shouting to media outlets” will help prevent similar tragedies from happening.“Everyone loves dogs,” she wrote. “Everyone wanted to hug that family who lost their dog last night. Everyone cares.”Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

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Galvestons Mounted Patrol Controversy Will Definitely Not Happen Here Says Houston Police

first_imgAcevedo said the Houston mounted unit handles hundreds of protests every year and the feedback is generally positive. According to Acevedo, mounted police in Houston would not lead a suspect by a rope.“That’s not our policy,” he said. “Our policy is actually to dismount to make an arrest. And if they make an arrest, they either have to walk them to the location where they’re actually going to meet the transport van or the transport unit, or just wait for the transport unit.”Police departments are likely to make changes based on the incident, according to Acevedo.“Optics matter, and I’m sure they’ll never do that again there,” Acevedo said. “And quite frankly, in the world of cyberspace and law enforcement agencies, we learn from each other’s good acts and we learn from each other when we have some controversy. And I have a feeling that departments that may not have had a policy like we have will be changing their policy as of probably yesterday, if I had to guess.” In a statement on Monday, Galveston Police Chief Vernon L. Hale, III said mounted officers were trained to use this method to detain people during some crowd control scenarios, though in this case, officers should have waited for a patrol vehicle to transport the suspect. He said the officers showed poor judgment and the department will no longer transport people in this way. According to the police department, the suspect was arrested for trespassing. Share Jen Rice/Houston Public MediaHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo.The Galveston Police Department drew national outrage after a controversial photo went viral online depicting two white police officers mounted on horseback, leading a black man by a rope down the street. The photo recalls historical images from the time of slavery and the Jim Crow era. It was posted by a Twitter user on Monday and quickly spread, catching the attention of national news.On Wednesday, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo weighed in on the backlash to the Galveston police department’s policy. “It’s not going to happen here because that’s not the way we train,” Acevedo said. “It will definitely not happen here. It’s not happened here before. It’s not the way they’re trained. It’s not in our policy. And I have a very strong suspicion that it will never happen again in the city of Galveston.”THIS IS WRONG! #interruptracism #confrontbigotry #galveston #police pic.twitter.com/8nzUakDbJ9— Erin Tobz (Tobz) (@ErinTobz) August 5, 2019last_img read more

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