Celebrations break out in the streets of Washington, about a mile from the White House.

first_img“It’s a new day in America,” said Barry Karas, 74, a retired actor and political activist, who was hoisting two Biden signs onto his black wrought-iron fence. Passers-by shouted back. “If it wasn’t a pandemic I’d hug you!” said a tall man wearing a black jacket and a blue medical mask.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden overwhelmingly won the votes tallied so far in Washington: He currently holds more than 260,000 votes compared to just over 15,000 for Mr. Trump. “It’s more than a wedding, more than a wedding,” she said, smiling widely. “Just look at the joy of people.” A couple riding by on a scooter were both doing a victory whoop and gave Mr. Karas a high five. A jogger held both her arms aloft, looked his way and said, “We did it.”At 12:02 p.m., the corner of 16th and U streets was exploding with beeping horns and applause.Magdalene Mbanga, an immigrant from Cameroon, whose daughter is an American citizen and voted for Mr. Biden, was standing next to a street sign recording the scene with her phone. WASHINGTON — Strangers were congratulating each other on the streets of the nation’s capital in the hour after major news outlets declared Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the winner of the presidential race.“Joe Biden!” A woman screamed from a six-story window in a yellow brick apartment building on the corner of 17th and Swann streets, about a mile north of the White House. Nearby, cars honked repeatedly at an intersection, and a woman on a bicycle rode through shouting with joy. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Top news, November 5 – 11, 2018

first_imgMarineEnergy.biz has compiled the top news from marine energy industry from November 5 – 11, 2018.Minesto wraps EU-backed Deep Green tidal kite demoSwedish marine energy developer Minesto has completed the offshore commissioning and test program of its EU-funded tidal energy project off Wales, having achieved electricity generation and verified the control system of its Deep Green tidal technology at utility scale.The project, which aims to demonstrate the Minesto‘s first utility-scale Deep Green subsea kite technology, comprised the construction, installation and demonstration of the company’s first 500kW tidal kite power system.Muddy waters hold OpenHydro turbine broken at bay’s bottomThe Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has granted one month of creditor protection to OpenHydro Technologies Canada, during which the company will try to find a way to get the broken 2MW tidal turbine out of the waters of the Bay of Fundy in Canada.The stay of proceedings against the subsidiary of the Irish parent company OpenHydro, which went bankrupt this July, will expire in December 2018 and allow the creditors to pursue debtors for amounts owed.During the period, OpenHydro Techologies Canada will perform feasibility assessment on whether a reasonable plan of arrangement might be developed for the company, and also – according to Chronicle Herald which quoted Peter Wedlake who is monitoring the case – to find a suitable option to retrieve the 2MW tidal turbine from the Minas Passage.Lifesaver wave device starts producing powerFred. Olsen wave energy converter – BOLT Lifesaver – has been redeployed for six-month trial period at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS), off the coast of Hawaii.The wave energy converter, with modified moorings system and new oceanographic sensor package designed to demonstrate the device’s ability to directly power external systems, has been reinstalled at the demonstration site outside Marine Corps Base in October 2018.Germans set to ‘figure out’ Guinea’s sun, winds, and wavesGerman wave energy company SINN Power has installed an autonomous measurement station to gather data for making site specific-recommendations for a renewable energy hybrid system that optimally meets the needs of a customer in Guinea.On behalf of local company Guinea Gold, SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energies potential in Conakry, considering wave wind and solar resources.With solutions in focus, marine energy to center on governmentsHarvest the benefits of the ocean energy sector – the governments were once again called on to – and take marine energy into consideration as one of the answers to some challenging policy questions. The industry has – on the other hand – been advised to speak with unified voice, focused more on solutions than on problems as the government and investors need more proven facts and figures to show more support, according to the leading industry players speaking at the Marine Energy Event in Amsterdam, held as part of Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC).last_img read more

Asian golfers could lose out if Olympics go ahead: Tour chief

first_img Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeBest Car Manufacturers In The World12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year Time running out: If the Olympics go ahead as planned in July it could mean as few as five Asian Tour golfers qualifying With the prospect of scarcely any competitive golf before the Olympic rankings qualifying cut-off on June 22, Cho said it would be harsh on players from unheralded golf nations. “Our plan initially was to have about 16 or 17 tournaments before the Olympic cut-off,” Cho said. “Today, we probably have only about four or five Asian Tour players eligible for the Olympics.” – Olympics ‘highly unlikely’ – On current rankings, only Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Gunn Charoenkul, the Indian pair of Rashid Khan and Udayan Mane plus Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines would represent the Asian Tour in the 60-strong Tokyo field. “Given the amount of golf that was left to be played, we were hopeful that more players from nations like Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines would have the opportunity to get into the Olympics over the next two or three months,” said Cho. The Olympics going ahead in Tokyo this year is “highly unlikely”, the boss of Asian golf told AFP, and proceeding as planned could cost players the chance to qualify. Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand, seen here winning the Asian Tour’s Singapore Open last year, had been due to amke his US Masters debut next month The International Olympic Committee said this week it was “fully committed” to holding the Games from July 24 despite the coronavirus pandemic, but acknowledged there was no “ideal” solution as pressure mounted for a postponement. Asian Tour Commissioner and CEO Cho Minn Thant confirmed that all tournaments across the continent had been suspended until at least the end of May, in line with the US PGA and European Tours. “I think everyone right now is more in a state of shock, just trying to figure out what they do with themselves,” said Cho, speaking by telephone from Asian Tour headquarters in Singapore. Loading… Read Also: Man United reduce Pogba transfer fee by £80m “I’m hoping that we can continue golf this year, whether it be July, September, October or November. It will definitely help mitigate the potential downside. “If we could start between July and October, it means we will probably go through to April. We’ve been planning a wraparound season for the longest time but never really formalised it. “We’re talking to sponsors and promoters. They’re definitely ready to go. They’re prepared to stage events whenever the world is ready to get back to normal.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Golden shot: Englishman Justin Rose won gold for Great Britain when golf returned to the Olympics at Rio in 2016 “Obviously, that’s not going to happen. “I can understand why they would want to push forward with the Olympics – there’d be huge revenue ramifications on the economy of Japan – but it seems highly unlikely now in my opinion.” Cho said that he hadn’t yet heard of any players suffering financial hardship but acknowledged that a long layoff could have an impact. Players such as the world number 39 Jazz, last year’s Asian Tour order of merit winner, will remain in the US where he had been due to play a full schedule before a debut at the now-postponed US Masters next month. “I keep in contact with quite a few players and a lot of them are comfortable,” Cho said. “I feel for the guys who just came through qualifying school and they’ve probably played one or two events in their life. “It’s very different to having a bad season where you’re missing cuts, but you still have got the opportunity to compete. “Right now you’re deprived of the opportunity to compete. That’s a whole different ballgame.” – Calendar shift – The Asian Tour can play all-year round, which means the crisis could lead to a permanent shift in the Asian golfing calendar to a wraparound season played from September to April. “A tour like Europe’s going to have a lot harder time rescheduling events. Theirs is a very short golf season,” Cho said.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ nabbed in Pavia drug sting

first_imgILOILO City – Police arrested asuspected drug pusher in a sting operation in Barangay Jibao-an, Pavia, Iloilo. Suspected shabu valued at around P15,000was seized from Edward Badoles, a police report showed. Badoles – resident of Villa Arevalodistrict – was caught after he sold a sachet of suspected illegal drugs to anundercover officer around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, the report added. center_img Detained in the lockup cell of the Paviamunicipal police station, the suspect faces charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Weekend Area Sports Results

first_imgSaturday FootballSouth Decatur victorious over Edinburgh 41-15.Connersville winning against Rushville 48-14.   Bulldog Harriers Participate At Riverview Health Invitational In CarmelIt was another early morning for the Bulldogs as the bus pulled out of the school parking lot at 6:30 this morning.  There were still so many stars out making for a perfect morning for racing.  Upon arriving in Carmel, the sun was shining and the air was brisk, just the right atmosphere for race time at 9 am. Batesville competed in the very challenging Riverview Health XC Invitational.  From last year’s meet, the Bulldogs earned a spot in the “championship” race for this year.  This was definitely an elite meet as both the girls and the boys had over 10 teams in their race ranked in the top 25 of the state.  Both the teams found themselves competing well with these top teams and landed themselves in an amazing 9th place finish overall (both).  Team results were as follows:Girls. Carmel-57, Hamilton Southeastern-76, Zionsville-171, Noblesville-174, Franklin Community-193, Westfield-216, Center Grove-216, North Central-226, Batesville-284, Park Tutor-288, Cathedral-292, Avon-295, Fishers-309, Delta-310Guerin Catholic-324, Norwell-338, Brebeuf-342, Roncalli-505.  Boys. Carmel-58, Noblesville-67, Hamilton South Eastern-74, Brebeuf-87, Center Grove-115, Westfield-159, North Central-177, Guerin Catholic-195, Batesville-293Zionsville-308, Pendleton Heights-332, Fishers-333, Lebanon-363, Franklin Community-392. For Batesville, the girls were led by Ava Hanson in 41st place at 19:43.  She was followed closely by teammate Sophie Myers, 45th with a 19:52…a big PR and first time ever running under 20 minutes!  Maria Lopez was 3rd for the team at 61st (20:16), Megan Allgeier right behind her in 71st (20:28), also with a huge PR.  Lily Pinckley came in next in 82nd (20:38).  Finishing out the top 7 were Madison Rahschulte 99th (20:51) and Trysta Vierling 106th (21:27).     The boys were led by Ean Loichinger who placed an impressive 30th at 16:21.  Benjamin Moster crossed the finish line shortly after him with a personal best of 16:37 and placing 41st. Adam Hollowell was the 3rd Bulldog in, finally breaking into the 16’s at 16:57 and running a personal best placing him at 63rd overall.  Daren Smith and Eli Loichinger finished in a strong 97th and 101st at 17:44 and 17:49…this was also an awesome PR for Eli dropping his time into the 17’s.  Finishing out the top 7 and competing to the finish line were Will Nuhring and Nathan Villani at 118 and 119.  Also running a personal best for the day was Kyler Daulton, dropping another 7 seconds from his time. It was a great day!  Way to go Dogs!!!  The Bulldogs now get another week to prepare for a meet a lot closer to home…the conference.  Batesville will be hosting this meet next Saturday morning!  I know the kids (and coaches) are looking forward to sleeping in a little bit longer.  Way to go Dogs and let’s keep it going! Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.   Wildcat Netters Tame LionsFranklin County Boys Varsity Tennis beat Rushville 3-2.#1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-1, 6-0 vs. Jake Carroll.#2 Singles Nick Wendel 0-6, 0-6 vs. Merlin Hershberger.#3 Singles loss by default.#1 Doubles Lonnie Schwartz & Will Wade 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 vs. Cameron Jackman & Jensen Smith.#2 Doubles Landen Wuestefeld & Travis Schwartz 6-4, 6-4 vs. Alex Wainwright & Trevor Hunter.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.    Bulldogs Soccer Team Wins Against WarriorsThe Batesville Boys Soccer team traveled to Whiteland to battle the Warriors and won 2-1.The Bulldogs were determined to come away on top and that showed from warmups on into the beginning match. Batesville applied high pressure and put the Whiteland warriors on the defense. Within the first half, we outshot our opponent and eventually found the net. At 25:12 Eli Pierson made a run down the side and crossed it into JJ Kuisel for a one-touch finish.The second half started and then minutes into the game a corner kick was taken by Ian Powers, bounced around the box, and finished by Willy Sherwood. 14:50 left in the game Whitetland answered back with a goal which started from the center of the 18′.The final score 2-1 win for Batesville. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.     Bulldogs JV Falls Short Against WarriorsThe Batesville Bulldogs Boys’ Junior Varsity Soccer team traveled to Whiteland. The JV team came up just short after an exciting match that ended at 2-1.   Batesville had some attacks early from Noah Pierson and the offense that looked promising, but couldn’t get many shots on goal. During that time, Whiteland took advantage of some mistakes by the Batesville defense and created a 2-0 lead. Sebbie Trainor provided a spark off the bench for the JV team and created many scoring opportunities. The lone goal was off of a Trainor shot that was deflected off of a Whiteland defender right to Owen Powers’ feet. Powers took advantage of the opportunity by finishing his shot in the back of the net. The game came down to the final seconds as Trainor gave the Bulldogs one last shot as time expired, missing just wide.   JV continues to fight and improve as the season goes and looks to continue that as they head into their last few matchups of the year. The JV team is now 2-2-1 on the season.   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham. Lady Pirates Keep The ‘Battle Of The Ball’  The Greensburg Lady Pirates Soccer started the morning out with Senior Emily Rosales honoring her Influential Faculty Member at Greensburg Community High School. Emily honored Coach and Teacher David Jackson. Mr. Jackson teaches Rosales’s advanced PE class. She mentioned how Jackson “made me realize that I am stronger than I think I am” and how “it’s always a good day to get better”. Rosales went on to say “he made me a better person in school, in the weight room, and even here at the soccer fields”. Thank you Mr. Jackson for being a mentor to our community.   After the ceremony, the “Battle of the Ball” between the Greensburg Lady Pirates and Rushville Lions would begin. This is a conference game that has only found the Lions the winner one time in the six-year life of the trophy, but the trophy has been on display at Rushville since last season and the Pirates were looking to return it to Greensburg. The Lady Pirates took the words of encouragement from Rosales’s experiences with Mr. Jackson and brought home a hard-fought win against the Rushville Lions. With the final score 4-3, the Pirates and Lions saw two 40 minute halves followed by two, seven-minute periods of overtime and finally settling on penalty kicks to find the winner. The Lions struck first and fast. Within the first minute of play, the lady Pirates found themselves down by two. It took the Pirates the majority of the first half to tie the game. #5 Sophomore Macey Smith and #1 Junior Kayla Haycock both found goals in the first half to tie the game at the half at 2-2. It was late in the second half with less than three minutes of regulation play when Rushville found their third goal off an error by the Pirates. This did not deter the Pirates. They answered back with a fast one minute charge on goal with #11 Sophomore Natalie Kalinowski tying the score.   With the score showing a tie at 3 at the end of the second half, the Pirates and Lions were going into two, seven-minute periods to find a winner. It was a hard-fought 14 minutes but still, no winner prevailed. So the game moved on to Penalty Kicks (PKs).   Keeper #51/12 Sophomore Emilee Ernstes, who has already saved 22 shots for settling on the scoreboard, was set to defend the next five PKs. Greensburg selected #3 Senior Emily Rosales, #16 Junior Mykenzi Morlan, #5 Sophomore Macey Smith, #4 Sophmore Natalie Kalinowski, and #21 Senior Hilary Ernstes to take the shots. Emilee Ernstes stopped the first four PKs from settling and that was enough. Morlan and Kalinowski were able to make their shots and that was a win for the Pirates.  This brings the Lady Pirates to 5-5 on the season and 1-2 in their conference. The Pirates are home again on Thursday, September 24 at 5 pm when they meet Franklin County.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan. Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Team Battles At Franklin TourneyThe Batesville Varsity Volleyball team went 2 and 2 in the Franklin High School tournament this weekend. They are currently 11-6 for the season. Their next game is Thursday at South Dearborn.   Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.  Wildcat Girls & Boys Varsity Cross Country Teams each Finish 7th Place At South Dearborn High School InviteEvery Single Member of the Girls Wildcat cross country team earned a season or career personal best at the South Dearborn Invitational.Senior, Lauren Kelley, ran a solid race and crossed the line in 4th place. Her time of 20:34 was a season PR, and she is getting closer to her career PR, which she set her freshman year. Senior, Josie Selm, finished with a season PR of 24:35. Sophomore, Kenzie Rogers, had a season PR of 26:39 and is only 12 seconds away from a career PR. Freshman, Moorea Nobbe, ran her best race yet, with a time of 29:17. She shaved over 2 and a half minutes off of her previous PR. And, Sophomore, Kayla Baker, also had a great race. Her time of 30:05 is almost 4 minutes faster than her first race of the season.If the Wildcat girls continue to reduce their 5K times, they will look good for the sectional tournament. Sophomore, Harmon Marshall, ran an impressive race at the South Dearborn Invitational. While Franklin County’s number one and number two runners were not able to compete on Saturday, Harmon stepped up his racing strategy and finished with the fastest time the team has seen all season. He crossed the line in 14th place with a time of 18:21. At this rate, he may drop his time into the seventeens by the end of the season.Another surprise in the race was junior, Adam Grant’s performance. Normally the 5th fastest runner for Franklin County, he was the 2nd Franklin County runner to cross the line in 25th place with a season best time of 19 minutes even. He is only 8 seconds from his career PR. Sophomore, Hunter Marshall, had a career PR with his time of 19:06. And, junior, Eric Schwab, ran his best race ever with his time of 20:42.When the whole team is able to compete, the Wildcats will be performing stronger than ever.Team Results. Rushville 28, East Central 52, Simon Kenton 55, Scott County 119, Taylor 121, Franklin County 122.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.Bulldog Middle School CC Results From Brown CountyThe Batesville Middle School boys finished 4th at the Brown County Invitational on Saturday.  Jake Chapman finished 2nd in the boy’s race followed by Cannon Clark, 21st, Isaac Trossman, 30th, Ethan Lacey, 39th, Griffin Koester, 59th, Talan Rowlett, 73rd, and Landon Raver, 77th.    The Batesville Middle School girls finished 9th at the Brown County Invitational. Kaylynn Bedel finished 4th in the girl’s race, followed by Paige Allgeier, 36th, Caitlyn Fox, 57th, Charlotte Trossman, 73rd, Belle Young, 90th, Hailey Pierson, 96th, and Candace Shane, 100th.     Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.Lady Chargers Spikers Top Lady Cougars In Civil War BattleThe North Decatur Varsity (25-21, 25-16, 25-15) and Jr. Varsity (25-24, 25-20) teams beat South Decatur on Saturday, September 19th. Varsity Stats / Offense leaders: So. Caroline Stapp 11 kills, So. Madelyn Bohman 10 kills; So. Sami Luttel 34 assists. Stapp led serving with 5 aces. Defense leaders: Stapp 10 digs, Bohman 9 digs, Sr. Haley Gorrell 8 digs; Sr. Jenna Geis 2 double blocks. Serve receive: Stapp 13 passes, Sr. Anna Burkhart and Jr. Lainey Crites with 9 passes.  The Chargers next game is home against Milan on Monday, September 21st.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.North Decatur Girls Cross Country Finishes 2nd Place And Boys 5th At MHC MeetThe North Decatur Lady Chargers competed Saturday in the Mid Hoosier Conference Cross Country Meet placing 2nd. The ladies had a great day and ran with poise and toughness both individually and collectively as a team. Earning All Conference honors were Jenna Walton and Addie Gauck. Congratulations to both these ladies.ND Runner, Time, Place-Jenna Walton 22:44 4th; Addie Gauck 24:40 10th; Paige Reisman 25:34 12th; Gracie Osting 26:20 16th; Ellie Cox 26:57 20th; Lauren Holloway 27:23 24th; Hannah Allen 30:48 29th; Paige Wesseler 31:02 30th.Team Scores. Waldron 41, North Decatur 63, Southwestern 63, Hauser 106, Morristown, and Edinburgh Inc. The North Decatur Chargers competed Saturday in the Mid Hoosier Conference Cross Country Meet placing 5th. The boys had a great day and ran with poise and toughness both individually and collectively as a team. Earning All Conference honors was Charlie Kramer.Chargers Name, Time, Place-Charlie Kramer 19:45 PR 8th; Lance Nobbe 20:54 19th; Caleb Bowles 20:55 20th; Brandan Gearhart 20:56 21st; Adam Mack 21:11 23rd; Jack Cathey 22:18 29th; Ryan Hancock 22:50 30th; Ethan Neimeyer 22:53 PR; Cameron Medsker 24:23; Chris Gauck 25:16.Team Scores-Hauser 39, Southwestern 62, South Decatur 79, Waldron 82, North Decatur 87, Edinburgh 160, Morristown Inc.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.Bulldog Tennis Results From Whiteland TourneyBatesville finished 1-2 at the Whiteland Invitational on Saturday. They defeated Jennings County 4-1 and had losses to Shelbyville (2-3) and Whiteland (1-4). Lleyton Ratcliffe, Jackson Tracy, and Hank Ritter all picked up 2 wins on the day for Bateville. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Ireland grind to impressive win

first_img Joe Schmidt’s men completed their first autumn Test series clean sweep since 2006 thanks to tries from Simon Zebo and Tommy Bowe and Johnny Sexton’s 16 points. Australia scrum-half Nick Phipps crossed twice with Bernard Foley claiming a third score for the visitors, but Ireland somehow held firm under huge final-quarter pressure. Ireland atoned for last year’s 32-15 defeat to Australia in combative style, refusing to relent at the death. Last November head coach Schmidt’s side were unable to hold out at the last, losing out 24-22 to New Zealand in the game’s very final play. This year there were to be no last-ditch capitulations, with Ireland building on their 29-15 victory over South Africa in resolute style. Ireland tiptoed ahead of Australia into third place in the world rankings last weekend: now they have proved themselves truly worthy of their highest global rating for eight years. Sexton landed one of two early chances at goal to ease the hosts into an early first-half lead before teeing up the game’s opening try. Rory Best robbed the ball after a trademark Ireland choke tackle, and Sexton’s prescient kick in behind the defence allowed Zebo to win the foot race and slide home. Racing Metro playmaker Sexton’s conversion pushed Ireland into a 10-0 lead, with the crowd chanting Munster flyer Zebo’s name in delight. Australia’s immediate riposte led to clean line breaks for Foley and Tevita Kuridrani, but the lurking Bowe cut their break dead with a keen-eyed interception. Ireland fended off a relentless late onslaught to grind past Australia 26-23 despite being outscored three tries to two in Dublin. Press Association The Ulster wing then raced the length of the field to score and cement Ireland’s hugely impressive start, with Sexton again adding the extras for a 17-0 home advantage. The blistering start continued unabated when Australia clawed back a try, Nick Phipps profiting from Zebo’s intercepted pass to hare home and Foley’s conversion cutting the deficit to 10 points. Australia hustled Gordon D’Arcy in Ireland’s 22, forcing Conor Murray into a loose pass that Sexton hurriedly punted out, handing the Wallabies an attacking lineout deep in home territory. Rob Kearney made a try-saving tackle on debutant Speight after Foley’s accurate crossfield chip, before the Wallabies fly-half stole home amid controversy. Phipps’ scoring pass to Foley appeared decidedly forward, but the French television match official (TMO) Eric Gauzins still awarded the try. Australia fly-half Foley missed the conversion to leave Ireland leading 17-12. Ireland wasted territorial advantage when poor support forced Kearney into conceding a penalty for holding on. When Australia countered at pace, Matt Toomua’s flicked inside pass set Foley away, with the fly-half in turn sending in half-back partner Phipps for his second try. Foley’s second missed conversion left the scores locked at 17-17, despite the visitors leading the try count three to two. Australia’s resurgence rattled Ireland and rendered their defensive shape at best bedraggled, and Foley’s penalty wrestled the visitors into the lead for the first time. Israel Folau then batted away Sexton’s crossfield chip, but a penalty advantage allowed the Racing fly-half to level the scores with his second successful kick. Yet more breathless fare met the resumption, Zebo spilling a routine pass and Phipps knocking on in sweeping up Sexton’s threatening chip. Sexton posted his third penalty before Foley responded with one of his own, Rhys Ruddock admonished for slipping his bind at the scrum. Ruddock’s misdemeanour underscored Mike Ross’ gritty scrum battle with Wallabies prop James Slipper, the flanker ill-advisedly moving to his tighthead’s aid. Ian Madigan replaced D’Arcy after the Leinster centre suffered a heavy blow to the head, with the teams still locked at 23-23 on the hour. A monster scrummage from Ireland and a pinpoint Sexton punt into the corner heaped the pressure right back on Australia. The Wallabies cleared straight to Kearney and the full-back launched an ambitious drop-goal attempt from long range which rebounded off the right-hand post allowing Australia to clear. Sexton’s fourth penalty of the night then edged Ireland back into a three-point lead. Australia duly pegged Ireland back into their half for the remaining 16 minutes but unlike in times past, this gritty group held out. last_img read more

Tony Pulis to learn transfer budget over Friday dinner

first_img The Baggies boss is meeting the owner on Friday to discuss their January assault and knows Peace will have the final say. Pulis has been linked with Tottenham’s Andros Townsend but is not interested in Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy, despite reports, with Debuchy a target for Aston Villa. Tony Pulis will thrash out West Brom’s transfer plans over dinner with chairman Jeremy Peace. The head coach wants to add to his squad, with Albion 12th in the Barclays Premier League, but admitted Peace will not break the bank. “I’m having dinner with Jeremy on Friday and we can sit down and have a quick chat about the way he sees it, the way I see it, and then we can go from there,” Pulis told the Express & Star. “Things are bubbling behind the scenes but nothing’s come to the surface. Jeremy will decide. “I had my views in the summer, Jeremy’s got his views. The chairman runs the football club when it comes to the finances and it’s his decision in the end what to do with it. “He’s run the football club in a very astute manner over the past 10 years. The football club has got a fantastic structure in place, it’s debt-free, they make money most years. “You have to give him enormous amounts of credit for that.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Trump ‘all in’ to ban burning of the American flag

first_imgIn 1989, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Texas v. Johnson that burning the American flag is a protected form of free speech.In the ruling, the Supreme Court noted that burning the American flag was symbolic speech and was therefore protected by the First Amendment. President Trump took to Twitter Saturday to support a senator’s introduction of a constitutional amendment that bans burning the American flag.All in for Senator Steve Daines as he proposes an Amendment for a strong BAN on burning our American Flag. A no brainer!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2019 The article of the legislation is two lines long and cites that “The Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.”“The American flag has been a symbol of hope and freedom for centuries and ought to be respected,” Daines said in a Friday press release. “Our nation’s flag must be set apart as a protected symbol worthy of honor.”Trump has expressed support for similar provisions in the past.Shortly after he won the 2016 presidential election, he tweeted that he thought people who burned the flag should be jailed.Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016last_img read more

The Latest: Djokovic sets up series of tennis events

first_imgMore AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press The Latest: Djokovic sets up series of tennis events Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Novak Djokovic is planning to set up a series of tennis tournaments in the Balkan region while the sport is suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic.center_img May 22, 2020 The top-ranked player’s media team says the Adria Tour will start in Belgrade on June 13 and end on July 5 with Djokovic’s exhibition match against Bosnian player Damir Dzumhur in Sarajevo. The other events are scheduled for the Croatian Adriatic resort of Zadar, Montenegro and Banja Luka in northern Bosnia.Djokovic will play in all of the round robin tournaments. The other participants are to include Dominic Thiem and Grigor Dimitrov.Organizers left open the possibility that the “humanitarian” tour could be played in front of spectators.No professional tennis tournaments have been played since March. The French Open has been postponed and Wimbledon has been canceled because of the coronavirus.___last_img read more

Gameiro Switches from Atletico to Valencia

first_imgGameiro lifted one trophy during his time at Atletico, the 2018 Europa League, although he was an unused substitute in the 3-0 win over Olympique de Marseille in the final.Gameiro is the second striker Valencia have picked up in three days following the acquisition of Belgium international Michy Batshuayi on loan from Chelsea on Friday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram French striker Kevin Gameiro is set to join Valencia from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid after the two clubs struck a deal on Sunday.“Valencia CF have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid, which still needs to be formalised, for the transfer of Kevin Gameiro,” said a statement from Valencia, who finished fourth in La Liga last season and will compete in the Champions League group stage.Gameiro, 31, struck 27 goals and provided 11 assists in 83 games in all competitions for Atletico, having joined the Madrid side from Sevilla in 2016 for a reported €27 million. His presence in the team faded after January, however, when Diego Costa was free to play after rejoining the club.last_img read more