August 12, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/11/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUETexas 1, Milwaukee 0AMERICAN LEAGUELA Angels 5, Boston 4, 10 inningsBaltimore 8, Houston 7NY Yankees 1, Toronto 0Kansas City 10, Detroit 2Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3, 10 inningsOakland 2, Chi White Sox 0Tampa Bay 1, Seattle 0NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 7, NY Mets 4Atlanta 5, Miami 4Chi Cubs 6, Cincinnati 3St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 9Colorado 8, San Diego 3LA Dodgers 9, Arizona 3San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSWashington 101, Minnesota 78Seattle 84, NY Liberty 69LA Sparks 84, Chicago 81Las Vegas 89, Connecticut 81MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAtlanta 2, New York City 1Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
December 5, 2019 /Sports News – National Tua Tagovailoa talks NFL Draft, recovery from hip injury FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa says he would be likely to enter the NFL Draft if he gets assurances that he’d be chosen in the first half of the first round.Tagovailoa was a Heisman Trophy contender and a potential first overall draft pick until he suffered a season-ending hip injury last month. That injury dropped him from second to thirteenth in ESPN’s Todd McShay’s latest draft rankings.The NFL College Advisory Committee provides feedback to underclassmen interested in entering their names for the draft. They only provide three grades: potential first-round pick, second-round pick, or neither.Tagovailoa could solicit feedback from other sources, however. And if he were told he’d be a top-15 pick, “that’d be tough to pass up,” he said. “But there’s a lot more to it than that in some aspects.”The junior says he has spoken to Alabama head coach Nick saban about his future. But, Tagovailoa adds, there is no timetable yet for his decision. “It’s something I still need to sit down and talk to my family about,” he explained.Tagovailoa says doctors have told him to expect 100 percent health as far as football activities go. But, he says, he won’t be able to move the hip in certain directions — specifically an inward motion that he says isn’t key to running. Alabama team orthopedic surgeon Lyle Cain told ESPN that he expects the quarterback to return to action within three months of surgery. Tagovailoa could be throwing a football again by Spring 2020. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Northern Florida and the panhandle will be on the wetter side of the storm, so downpours are possible at times for the beginning of our weekend. An area in the Gulf of Mexico has a 70% chance of development into Tropical Storm Nestor over the next 5 days.Regardless of what this becomes, it will approach the Gulf Coast on Friday and Saturday and bring heavy rainfall to areas across the south.
9 Mar 2012 Payne and Rutherford aim to extend England’s record in Lima Greg Payne (Chobham, Surrey) and Jamie Rutherford (Knebworth, Hertfordshire), will attempt to extend England’s fine record in the Lima International at Lima Golf Club in Peru on 11th – 14th April. James Burnett (Sleaford, Lincolnshire) won the title last year at the same venue, a performance that followed similar ones by English players in earlier years. Payne, 18, was capped at boys’ level last year, having previously represented England as an under 16. He finished sixth in the 2011 Titleist Footjoy EGU Boys Order of Merit, having finished runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy and as a joint winner of the Junior County Champions Tournament. The left-hander also won the Surrey Boys Championship, finished third in the Rudersdal Junior Open in Denmark and is a member of this year’s England ‘A’ squad. He finished equal eighth in the recent Portuguese Amateur. Rutherford, 19, (picture © Tom Ward) is also an England ‘A’ squad member, who came to the fore by winning last year’s County Champions Tournament at Woodhall Spa. He also finished fourth in the South of England Amateur and was joint 13th in last month’s Portuguese Amateur. The format for the Lima International is 72 holes of stroke play with both players’ scores counting over all four rounds for the team event. England’s glowing record in the Lima event started in 2005 when Neil Chaudhuri from Leicestershire shared the title with Mario Maya of Venezuela. A year later, Surrey’s James Morrison finished runner-up while he and John Parry from Yorkshire were second in the team event. In 2009, Adam Best from Cleveland finished joint fourth in the individual when representing an English Students team; Ben Loughrey from Wiltshire filled the same position in the 2010 championship, while Burnett triumphed last year.
Balfour Golf Club professional Craig Wilkinson is a great supporter of finding a cure for ALS.So much, that last week (June 26) Wilkinson golfed 200 holes in the sunrise to sunset fundraiser to support of those living with ALS, playing for 11 hours, 27 minutes, and 26 seconds to achieve the mark. Wilkinson began the day at 6 a.m., finished with six round scores of 69, 70, 73, 74, 68, 68 along with 46 birdies. “I always find myself looking forward to the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS each June,” said Wilkinson, Head Golf Professional at Balfour.“The support that we as an association are able to provide to individuals and families in British Columbia who suffer with ALS is something that we all should be very proud of. I very much look forward to 2018 which will mark my 10th year as a participant and supporter of this great cause.” Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere; typically the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC. Proceeds from the Golfathon for ALS provide crucial support services to ALS patients and their families, friends, and caregivers. Help support your local golf professionals to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Society of BC.
–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2015)–Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred My Sweet Addiction registered a major upset in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes, as the 5-year-old mare by Tiznow set all the pace under Mike Smith en route to a one length win while covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.73.Trained by Marty Jones, My Sweet Addiction, who broke from post position three, repelled the challenge of 1-9 favorite Warren’s Veneda, who came to her inside approaching the quarter pole, but came up short, finishing third under Tyler Baze.“With her and especially in this race, we let her decide what strategy she wanted to use,” said Smith. “We’ve found that if you just get along with her, she runs better, whether that be on the lead or just off of it…After the scratch of Beholder (due to illness on Thursday), it certainly played out the way I thought it would. We controlled the speed and it was just a matter of if she was going to bring her ‘A’ game and she brought her ‘A+’ game today.”With two time Eclipse Award winner Beholder out of the race, there was no show wagering and a staggering $301,848 was bet to place on Warren’s Veneda, generating huge place prices. Off at 9-2 in a field of four older mares, My Sweet Addiction paid $11.20 and $17.20.In getting her first stakes win, My Sweet Addiction, who came off a second condition allowance win on March 20, improved her overall record to 10-4-2-3. With the winner’s share of $180,000, she more than doubled her earnings to $328,106.“Mike rode a great race,” said Jones. “Finally, things fell into place. It was a long journey getting her here. She had some problems where she was getting out real bad, and we’ve always wanted to run her long, but she kept having trouble with the turns…Everything worked out well…Sometimes things go that way, you know? My mare had a great trip. The pace wasn’t too hot, Mike had her right where he wanted to be.”Ridden by Flavien Prat, Brazilian-bred Gas Total flew from last to wrest the place from Warren’s Veneda by a head. Off at 7-1, Gas Total paid a whopping $22.00 to place.Breaking from the rail with Baze, Warren’s Veneda, who entered the Vanity on a three-(stakes) race winning streak, appeared to put a head in front three sixteenths out, but was outrun late.They went way too slow,” said Baze. “I had a good trip, we got to save ground and my mare really ran good, but the winner just had a lot left.”Fractions on the race were 23.98, 48.75, 1:13.04 and 1:37.35.Initiated at the now-shuttered Hollywood Park in 1940, the Vanity was contested for the 74th time on Sunday and was run as the fifth race on a nine-race program.
9 July 2012 A number of benefits are already materialising from South Africa’s selection as the major location for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, Science and Technology Deputy Director-General Thomas Auf der Heyde said in Pretoria on Sunday. “These spin-offs are in the area of human capital development,” Auf der Heyde said at an astronomy summit hosted at the University of Pretoria. “There have been new bursaries, a number of them, that have been introduced into the system [towards the study of astronomy],” he said. “The SKA team can show how international students are taking up these bursaries, coming to work in South Africa. These are huge human capital developments that accrued from our investments in astronomy.” Auf der Heyde said that South Africa’s selection had also raised awareness of science among the country’s population. “It’s unbelievable how many people have understood the principle of what the SKA competition was all about. They understood that it was really important and it had to do with astronomy, science and technology,” he said. “I have been told about the enormous interest from schools who want to understand more about astronomy. Facilities like the Sci-Bono centre in Johannesburg are finding a huge upsurge in the interest in science.” In May, SKA board chairman John Womersley announced at a press conference at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam that South Africa would share the SKA project with Australia. Auf der Heyde said the major hurdle to South Africa’s technological advancement was the lack of skilled workers. “It is obvious to me that the key bottleneck in the more effective use of the infrastructure is not that we don’t have enough scientists, we don’t have enough artisans, engineers and technicians to enable [us] to adapt the instruments from time to time. “Now, with 2 500 radio telescopes to be build from 2016 until 2034, we have got a need for vocational artisan training in the country that is unprecedented. We have a strong rationale to ensure that the human capital development takes place.” Auf der Heyde said the SKA project in South Africa had received much support from structures like the African Union Commission, the European Union and BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). “I can tell you that strategically and politically, this is a very significant achievement. The South African political machinery has understood the political importance of this,” he said. Sapa
“The Native of Nowhere” Nat Nakasa is finally returning home, 50 years after his death in New York. (Image: Richard Saunders/NY Times)• Elijah MhlangaSpokespersonGCIS+27 83 580 8275 Melissa Jane CookExiled writer and journalist Nat Nakasa is returning home, a half-century after leaving South Africa.Nakasa died in New York on 14 July 1965. On 12 August this year, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa led a South African delegation to the United States to bring his remains back for reburial on home soil.After a two-year appeal process the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester, granted permission for Nakasa’s remains to be returned to South Africa. A New York burialIn 1964 the gifted writer was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to study journalism at Harvard. The apartheid government refused him a passport and he was forced to leave the country on an exit permit. This had devastating consequences for the 28-year-old – he would not be allowed to return to the country of his birth.He battled with the resulting isolation and homesickness, referring to himself as “a native of nowhere”.On 14 July 1965, Nathaniel Ndazana Nakasa plummeted from a seventh-storey window on Central Park West and 102nd Street in Manhattan. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Knickerbocker Hospital in Harlem, having suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries.The apartheid government would not allow his body to return home, so South African musicians Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela, New York residents at the time, and photographer Peter Magubane, raised money from South African exiles to have Nakasa interred at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. He was buried just metres from where Malcolm X had been laid to rest five months earlier.Forty-nine years later, on 15 August, Nakasa’s remains were exhumed. A day later members of the Nakasa family and government officials gathered for a memorial service at Broadway Presbyterian Church on West 114th Street.His remains will then be interred near his childhood home in Chesterville, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, in September.“His homecoming is the restoration of his citizenship and dignity as a human being,” says Mthethwa. A fresh black voiceBorn in 1937, Nakasa became one of the distinct voices of his generation in the 1950s and 1960s. Starting out on the Zulu newspaper ILanga Lase Natal (The Natal Sun), Nakasa joined the iconic Drum magazine where he was surrounded by a group of extraordinary individuals; Henry “Mr Drum” Nxumalo, Daniel Canodoce “Can” Themba, Lewis Nkosi and Casey “Kid” Motsisi, to name but a few.His work was courageous, exposing the follies of apartheid; as the first black columnist on The Rand Daily Mail, a white liberal newspaper, he provided a black view for its predominantly white readership.In 1963 he founded The Classic, South Africa’s first black-owned literary journal. In the same year, he travelled to take up the Nieman Fellowship in the US. He was never to return. In his final column for The Rand Daily Mail, “A Native of Nowhere”, he wrote of “taking a grave step” and becoming “a stateless person, a wanderer”.While in the US he wrote for the New York Times and lectured on the conditions in apartheid South Africa. One way Nakasa coped with apartheid was to see the dark humour in it: “We believed that the best way to live with the colour bar in Johannesburg was to ignore it.” He dated white women, went to mixed-race parties, and even put an ad in the paper seeking a white maid.“He was a rainbow man before the rainbow nation existed,” his sister, Gladys Maphumulo, noted, while the late author Nadine Gordimer wrote that he “belonged not between two worlds, but to both. And in him one could see the hope of one world.” Nakasa’s rootsNakasa’s mother, Alvina, was a teacher, while his father, Chamberlain, was a typesetter and freelance writer. Although his parents, educated in mission schools, were relatively well off for black South Africans, Nakasa’s mother suffered depression after the birth of her last child and was hospitalised. This put the family under strain financially.The second of five children, Nakasa did not finish high school and after completing Grade 10, he had to look for work.Nakasa was writing at a time the apartheid state was entrenching its political will physically: it was a time black people were protesting the ever-hardening pass laws. On 21 March 1960 the South African police opened fire on protesters in the township of Sharpeville, gunning down hundreds as they fled. Sixty-nine people died.The government declared the African National Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress illegal organisations; political activists fled the country or went underground. Many writers went into exile. Nakasa continued to write, one of the last remaining voices of dissent inside the country.In 1963, Nakasa acted on a suggestion from John Thompson, an American who led the Farfield Foundation, and started The Classic. Funded with a grant from Farfield, The Classic became the first sub-Saharan publication to showcase black writers. Nakasa eventually left Drum to run it full time.The following year, journalist Allister Sparks hired Nakasa to become the first black columnist for The Rand Daily Mail.In the same year Nakasa applied for and was awarded a Nieman Foundation Fellowship – a year-long fellowship for journalists to study at Harvard. Thompson’s Farfield Foundation helped with funding.“He said he was like a child when he first came here, full of excitement of being able to walk freely,” friend Kathleen Conwell wrote in The Harvard Crimson shortly after his death.While in the US Nakasa found a small, tight-knit community of exiles in New York. He remained in contact with them throughout his stay.However, the young writer found it difficult in the US. In South Africa he had learned to cope with the country’s institutionalised racism – it had formed the basis of his development as a writer. But he battled to deal with the racism he faced in the US. In his final Nieman report he wrote that “the racial problem in the world is one that has emotional and personal rather than intellectual implications”.Once his fellowship came to an end, the young writer moved to Harlem. He was unemployed, isolated and depressed. He had tried and failed to get an extension on his visa. He told an immigration official he was considering heading to Canada, to others he said he might go to Tanzania to start a magazine and smuggle it into South Africa. Neither option materialised.So, on 14 July 1965 the young South African died, far away from home. Remembering Nat Nakasa at the UBUNTU FestivalIn October, a three-week festival, UBUNTU, is taking place at Carnegie Hall. Dedicated to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and marking South Africa’s 20 years of democracy, the festival will host A Distant Drum, based on Nakasa and his journey. The production will be directed by Jerry Mofokeng, the artistic director of the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State. The show will be staged in Bloemfontein at the Andre Huguenot Theatre on October 13 and 14 before heading to Manhattan.
Source: The Mental Health Advisory Team 9 (MHAT 9) Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 2013 Afghanistan reportThis post is part of a series of Factual Friday posts published on the Military Families Learning Network blog.
Klopp insists no BVB formula for Liverpool seasonby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has not implemented a specific plan for Liverpool’s title-run. The German won the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund, temporarily displacing perennial favourites Bayern Munich.Liverpool are currently perched on top of the Premier League table, but Klopp says there is no formula to successfully win the title.”If it happens, we will see how we deal with it,” he said. “There is nothing we can prepare. It sounds like a luxury problem to be honest.”I didn’t write it down when I was at Dortmund, saying ‘we dealt with it like that’ – we didn’t deal with it like that. We will see. It’s life and in life you always find a solution as long as you are healthy.”Our people have learnt a lot in the last couple of years. They trust the team again and all the things around are not important.”You need luck with players injury-wise and in the games, you need all that, the key moments, and we don’t know if that will happen.”We don’t think about it really – that’s the truth. Who thinks in January about being champions? When I was with Dortmund, we were always in the tunnel because we had no time to think about anything else.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say