Three-star defensive end Kenny Carter verbally committed to Syracuse’s Class of 2015, Scout.com reported Friday night.Carter, of Plainfield (New Jersey) High School, is the second Garden State defensive end to pledge to Syracuse on Friday, following the commitment from Jake Pickard just a few hours earlier. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Carter officially visited Syracuse last weekend, according to Scout.com, and had received interest from Temple and from Central Florida.He becomes the 26th member of the Orange’s incoming class, the sixth defensive end in the class and the fifth New Jersey recruit in the group. Carter’s commitment also comes on the heels of two-star defensive tackle Steven Clark’s reaffirmation of his commitment to SU on Thursday night. Comments Published on January 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm Contact Phil: firstname.lastname@example.org | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+
The top two teams, Barcelona and Valencia, maintained their lead over the rest of the chasing pack after securing wins in their respective Spanish La Liga Matchday games on Saturday evening.League leaders Barcelona needed a goal from each half from Gérard Deulofeu and ageless playmaker Andres Iniesta to beat basement club Malaga for an 8th win from 9 games. The home win ensured they stay four points ahead of in-form Valencia.In the game of the weekend, Valencia thrashed Sevilla 4-0 at the Mestalla to stay on the trail of Barcelona with goals from Goncalo Guedes (2), Santi Mina and Simone Zaza.Real Betis are also upwardly mobile and have leapfrogged Sevilla into 5th place after a 2-0 win over visitors Alaves courtesy goals from Antonio Sarabia and an Alexis own goal.Matchday 9 ResultsLevante 1-1 GetafeBarcelona 2-0 MalagaValencia 4-0 SevillaReal Betis 2-0 AlavesRelated
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LewandowskiKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | With more than 50 percent of the votes, the Bundesliga’s top scorer, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski is the overwhelming selection for Player of the Season 2019/2020, according to an official announcement made by the league on Saturday.Lewandowski started the season in near-perfect fashion, and was deservedly voted Player of the Month for August. He continued to perform strongly throughout, and was once again the league’s leading goal scorer.The 31-year-old was chasing one record after another this season, becoming the first player in Bundesliga history to score in 11 consecutive matches at the start of the campaign. By that stage, he had already been on the scoresheet 16 times. After netting against Fortuna Dusseldorf on Matchday 29, the Pole completed his collection and has now scored against every current club in the top flight.Lewandowski ultimately fired Bayern to a record eighth consecutive Bundesliga title with his 31st goal of the season in Matchday 32’s 1-0 win over Werder Bremen. He currently sits top of the goal scoring charts with 33 goals. The other nominees are Timo Werner, Jadon Sancho, Amine Harit, Erling Haaland, Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry. Dortmund star Sancho finished second in the voting, with Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz completing the podium. Enditem****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp
Image Courtesy: FOX SportsAdvertisement yb0dNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsavvxqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E513( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uzWould you ever consider trying this?😱akCan your students do this? 🌚4l1wRoller skating! Powered by Firework So you’re a legend of the game, and appearing on live TV. You think of the most cunning ways to poke fun at your host for not having the best grasp at German, but would never make a remark that is a symbol of racism, and also banned in Germany? Well, Marco van Basten did just that.Advertisement Image Courtesy: FOX SportsThe Dutch hall of fame, who previously managed Ajax and the national team, was present for an interview with FOX Sports, along with Heracles Almelo manager Frank Wormuth. The host, Hans Kraay Jr, was having some difficulty in speaking German, which the AC Milan legend picked up to make fun of.Under the impression that the show is over and his his voice is not being broadcasted over the mic, Van Basten told Kraay: “Not too pretty, sieg heil, pfannkuchen.”Advertisement Remarking the infamous Nazi salute, which is illegal in Germany, the 55 year old realised his mistake after being approached by FOX, and apologised publicly.“I didn’t mean to shock people, I just wanted to ridicule Hans’ German, but I’m sorry.” van Basten said.Advertisement The three times Ballon d’Or winner, who also won 3 Eredivise and 3 Serie A titles, has 58 caps for the national team, and lifted the 1988 European Championship. Advertisement
ARCADIA – A few months before the doors opened for the inaugural Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park on November 10, 1984, the doors opened for Winners Foundation which, like the Breeders’ Cup, continues working uninterrupted to this day. But unlike the Breeders’ Cup, which celebrates two days a year, the work of the Winners Foundation is largely uncelebrated 365 days a year, often 24 hours a day as the Foundation continually assists those who work with and care for the horses and the racetracks.The Winners Foundation provides a vital service to the California horse racing community, with a large referral base and relationships with a myriad of mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities – both in and out patient, city and county services, sober living environments and mental health practitioners. All arrangements and referrals made by Winners are at no cost to the employee or his/her family member, and confidentiality is paramount.“The racing community has always been about taking care of its own and Winners Foundation is blessed to be allowed to offer and support second chances for those employees who have life style struggles” says Bob Fletcher, Executive Director of the Foundation.In 1984, Lou Rowan, one of the original founders of the Oak Tree Racing Association, enlisted several other prominent horsemen including Gino Roncelli, Herman Smith, Jr., and Joe McAnally to develop a service to help and heal those with these afflictions. From that mission statement, Winners Foundation was established. From the backstretch to the Front Office, Winners Foundation has expanded its reach to help more employees and their families get a second chance at life and at work.“There is little room for error on the track and in the barns when dealing with the power of a race horse,” said one noted Thoroughbred trainer in support of employees helped by Winners Foundation. “We need everyone sharp-eyed and clear-headed when handling these beautiful horses. In this industry, we take care of our own. Good talent is hard to come by. Winners Foundation has counseled several of our employees back to a sense of fulfillment, peace of mind, and a productive life. We want to continue this legacy of taking care of our horses and our workers. Winners Foundation helps us get there.”“Having Winners Foundation and their services available provides an enormous value to the racing industry,” said one California race track executive. “Their referral services, programs and ongoing support allow us to help all our valued employees return to a normal life and regular employment. The return of a renewed employee outweighs the economic cost to us every time.”CONTACT: BOB FLETCHER 626-574-6498 OR 626-945-0880JULIE VALLANTE 626-574-6498 OR 626-233Founded in 1984, Winners Foundation is a non-profit organization established to provide information, support and referral services to employees and family members of the California thoroughbred horse racing community.Our primary purpose is to assist men and women whose personal and professional lives are being adversely affected as a result of substance abuse, compulsive gambling or mental health issues.We have a large referral network of confidential community-based services and agencies. Each situation is geared to best supporting an individual’s desire to change their lives for the better.For confidential assistance, more information or ways you can help, please call 626-574-6498 or visit us at www.winnersfoundation.org Winners Foundation is a 501 (c) 3. Tax ID #: 95-3929755
PETER MILLER, SOLID WAGER AND ST. JOE BAY (DEAD HEAT), WINNER: “This is unbelievable. Both horses ran super. Both riders rode super. I couldn’t call it and obviously the Stewards couldn’t either, so I’m just elated for everyone involved.“Watching it live I thought the two won, then when I watched the replay I thought the three won and when they put up the “DH” I didn’t know what to do!” JOCKEY QUOTES NOTES: The winning owners of Solid Wager are Gary Barber, Cecil Barber and Stanford Stable. The winning owners of St. Joe Bay are David Bernsen and Altamira Racing Stable. -30- VICTOR ESPINOZA, SOLID WAGER, WINNER (DEAD HEAT): “The way the track is, and the weather…I thought ‘ok I’ll get all dirty and it could be an experience’ but it’s my last race of the year so I’ll just go for it.“He’s such a cool horse. He likes to just take his time and he tries as hard as he can down the stretch. I was only watching Kent on St. Joe Bay and no one else. His was the only horse I was concerned about getting by down the lane because everyone else looked like they were struggling.“Sure enough, it was just between the two of us at the wire. It was awesome. When I crossed the wire I couldn’t tell but I was in front of him just a jump after. Kent thought he won right away but I said ‘Hey. Don’t be so sure.’ It’s not often this happens and to do it in a graded stakes for the same trainer?!” KENT DESORMEAUX, ST. JOE BAY, WINNER (DEAD HEAT): “This is incredible for Pete. Dead Heats are not abnormal, but what is totally unique is being in a dead heat for the same trainer. I’ve ridden 40,000 horses, and that’s only happened to me one other time. It was for Richard Mandella, maybe in 1992, in the Beverly at Hollywood Park.“There were no losers. We had two horses on the same team in the race, and we tied.“I had a rough trip. He leaves the gate like a Quarter Horse, and he jumped over every hoof print and all the tractor marks. I really sat down on him leaving the chute and coming on to the main track. He pitched himself well in front, and threw on the brakes. I know for certain that the other horse was lucky to tie, but it’s a good year for Pete, and sometimes things are just out of your hands.” TRAINER QUOTES
Grand Prize Winner will Receive a VIP Trip to the 2017 Preakness StakesMarch 14, 2017 (Washington, PA) – For the fifth consecutive year, Xpressbet is inviting a lucky customer to make a life-changing bet on Pimlico’s legendary Preakness Stakes in its $25K Preakness Big Bet Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes, which is open to all Xpressbet customers, rewards one horseplayer each year with the chance to bet $25,000 on their pick in the Preakness.The Grand Prize Package also includes a trip for two to Baltimore for the race, complete with hotel, airfare and tickets on Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Days. Fifty Second Prize Winners each receive a $100 Xpressbet wagering voucher.Additionally, this year’s Grand Prize Winner will have the chance to meet and talk strategy with NBC Sports Handicapper, Eddie Olczyk.To play, Xpressbet customers simply need to register and start betting the races. Customers receive an entry for every bet they make between March 13 and May 6, 2017, and can earn bonus entries for wagers made on weekdays and on Stronach Group tracks, including Gulfstream, Santa Anita, Laurel and Golden Gate Fields.Xpressbet Preakness Big Bet Winners have twice parlayed winning the Sweepstakes into a life-changing score. Sweepstakes winners correctly identified American Pharoah (2015) and California Chrome (2014) as the ‘best bets’ in their respective editions of the Preakness Stakes. This year’s Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday, May 20.“We’re excited to bring back the Big Bet for its fifth year and once again offer this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to our customers,” said Xpressbet Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kerry Carlson. “The Preakness Stakes is one of North America’s most exciting and enjoyable sporting events and we take great pride in providing a comprehensive VIP racetrack experience to our Big Bet winners. This year, they’ll even have the chance to meet renowned handicapper, Eddie Olczyk.”For more information and to sign up for an Xpressbet wagering account, simply visit www.xpressbet.com.Contact: Dustin FabianTel: 724.229.6240Email: email@example.com About XpressbetXpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States. It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device. Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing. Xpressbet is a Stronach Group company, which also owns and operates Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Rosecroft Raceway, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness Stakes. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management, horse racing’s leading simulcast purchase and sales agent.
Photo by Washington Post/Getty Images.Michele Roberts made history as the first women leader of a professional sports union when she was tabbed to take over the beleaguered NBA Players Association this summer. That done, in a few months she’s shown more vision and nerve than any of her predecessors.Refreshingly, her office is in Harlem, a departure from the Midtown Manhattan location of the past and an indication that she is rooted in her culture. Roberts has strong ideas about the league, the owners, the season. . . you name it. To ESPN The Magazine, the woman considered one of the best trial lawyers in the country said:*On the NBA rookie wage scale: “I can’t understand why the [players’ association] would be interested in suppressing salaries at the top if we know that as salaries at the top have grown, so have salaries at the bottom. If that’s the case, I contend that there is no reason in the world why the union should embrace salary caps or any effort to place a barrier on the amount of money that marquee players can make.”* On players splitting revenue with the owners, which has been in place since 1982: “Why don’t we have the owners play half the games? There would be no money if not for the players. Let’s call it what it is. There. Would. Be. No. Money,” she added, pausing for emphasis. “Thirty more owners can come in, and nothing will change. These guys [the players] go? The game will change. So let’s stop pretending.”* On the length of the season: “Every time a player gets hurt, I think, my God, they really are pushing their bodies. And back-to-backs, those are the ones I really find disturbing. . . So the answer, of course, is that everybody wants a shorter season. The tension is, Will that mean less money? And that’s something we need to talk about and think about. . . I don’t think it would hurt the game to shorten the season.”* On an age minimum to play in the NBA: “It doesn’t make sense to me that you’re suddenly eligible and ready to make money when you’re 20, but not when you’re 19, not when you’re 18. I suspect that the association will agree that this is not going to be one that they will agree to easily. There is no other profession that says that you’re old enough to die but not old enough to work.”If nothing else, Roberts is bold and smart—and willing to take on the establishment. Gotta love her.
Photo: Prothom aloBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and activists started observing a six-hour mass hunger strike in the city on Thursday, protesting the conviction of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case.The protest programme began around 10:00am at Mohanagar Natya Mancha in the capital and it will continue till 4:00pm.As part of its countrywide programme, several hundred leaders and activists joined the programme amid tight vigilance by the police.BNP senior leaders, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, was scheduled to address the programme.The leaders of other political parties, pro-BNP intellectuals and professionals are likely to express their solidarity with the programme.Similar programmes are being observed in other districts and metropolitan cities.On Wednesday, the party formed human chains in the capital and elsewhere in the country while staged demonstrations on Tuesday.BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday announced a three-day countrywide programme, including formation of human chains, protesting the conviction of Khaleda Zia in the graft case.On Monday, a Dhaka court sentenced BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and three others to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment each in the much-talked-about graft case.
A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake which hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site on Saturday was not the result of a fresh nuclear test, China’s seismic service said, after initially reporting a “suspected explosion”.The China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said in a statement late Saturday that study of infrasonic data determined “the incident is not a nuclear explosion, but had the nature of a natural earthquake”.The Chinese Academy of Sciences also released a report saying the earthquake was likely a “lagged collapse earthquake”, echoing international experts’ hypotheses that the earthquake was a delayed repercussion of a previous detonation.The North’s last nuclear test, on September 3, was the country’s most powerful, triggering a much stronger 6.3-magnitude quake that was felt across the border in China.Monitoring groups estimate the nuclear test had a yield of 250 kilotons, which is 16 times the size of the US bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945.The test prompted global condemnation, leading the United Nations Security Council to unanimously adopt new sanctions that include restrictions on oil shipments.The strength of the quake on Saturday was much lower than the tremors registered during any of North Korea’s previous nuclear tests, including its first detonation in 2006, which triggered a 4.1-magnitude quake.It came at the end of a week that saw a blistering war of words between between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, with Trump using his maiden speech at the UN General Assembly to warn that Washington would “totally destroy” the North if America or its allies were threatened.North Korea, which says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself against the threat of a US invasion, responded on Friday with a rare personal rebuke from Kim, who called Trump “mentally deranged” and threatened the “highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history”.Washington announced tougher restrictions Friday aimed at curbing North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme, building on tough new UN sanctions aimed at choking Pyongyang of cash.Russia and China have both appealed for an end to the escalating rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang.
A man was killed while 25 others injured in a clash between two groups of ruling Awami League over establishing supremacy in Sajan village of Lakhai upazila on Tuesday.The victim was identified as Iqbal Hossain, 40, of Sharifpur village in Kishoreganj district.Local people said a dispute took place between two groups of supporters of AL general secretary of Lakhai unit Anayet Ullah and another local AL leader Maharaj Mia over establishing supremacy in the area.At one stage, the two groups swooped on each other with local arms that continued for around one and half an hours injuring dozens.Later, the police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, said officer-in-charge of Lakhai police station Md Emran Hossain.Among the injured, Iqbal succumbed to his injuring after being taken to the Sadar Hospital, he said.The police detained 15 people from the spot and additional police forces have been deployed in the village to fend off any unwanted situation, the OC added.
election commissionThe election commission (EC) on Thursday instructed the authorities concerned to collect licensed firearms within 24 December, ahead of the 11th national election, reports UNB.EC joint secretary Farhad Ahmed Khan sent a letter with the instruction to the public safety department of the home ministry in this regard.”All the legal firearms need to be collected before 30 December. Only those involved in maintaining security of the government and other important establishments will remain out of the purview of the order. All the firearms must be deposited to the police stations concerned,” the letter reads.The copies of the letter have been sent to the departments concerned including the cabinet division.
To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /50:48 X On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Houston cycling advocates are taking another look at the city’s bike plan. Bike Houston just released a report card, which comes a year after Houston City Council adopted the plan. John Long, Bike Houston’s executive director, lays out his organization’s thoughts on the plan.Also this hour: 25 years ago this week, the siege on a religious compound near Waco went wrong, leaving more than 80 people dead. We hear from the people who were there, as part of our collaboration with the Houston Chronicle remembering the lessons of the Waco tragedy.Then, the Texas Association of Museums is holding its annual conference this week in Houston. We find out what will be discussed and learn what major issues museums are facing these days – especially the many in Houston’s lauded Museum District.Plus, we learn how an engineer designed cost-effective wheelchairs to be distributed by his nonprofit, Free Wheelchair Mission. And Brantley Hargrove talks about his new book The Man who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras.WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live VideoWe also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share