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Indian men’s hockey ‘A’ team beat Bangladesh 5-1 in last practice match

first_imgBengaluru, July 6 (PTI) Defender Rupinder Pal Singh starred with a hat-trick as the India ‘A’ men’s hockey team recorded a crushing 5-1 win over Bangladesh in its last practice match here today. The experienced dragflicker scored in the 24th, 47th and 60th minutes at the Sports India (previously SAI) campus. He gave the team a 1-0 lead in the second quarter after Bangladesh had made a good start that kept India ‘A’ from scoring in the first quarter. Rupinder’s goal was followed by Gurjinder Singh’s strike through a penalty conversion in the 27th minute. The other goal scorer for India ‘A’ was Vikas Dahiya, who, for a change, donned the role of a forward instead of a goalkeeper in the match. His 54th minute field goal drew loud cheers from teammates and support staff. For Bangladesh, Mohammad Ashraful Islam scored the team’s lone goal through a PC in the 53rd minute. PTI AHAHlast_img read more

Crown wont appeal case of Quebec man who killed Alzheimersstricken wife

first_imgMONTREAL — The Crown says it won’t be appealing a sentence handed down last month to a Quebec man who killed his Alzheimer’s-stricken wife in 2017.Quebec’s director of criminal and penal prosecutions says in a brief statement today it won’t seek a stiffer sentence for Michel Cadotte.Cadotte, 58, was sentenced May 28 to two years less a day in jail, three years of probation and 240 hours of community service.A jury found Cadotte guilty of manslaughter on Feb. 23 for the suffocation death of his wife of 19 years in her long-term care bed.Jocelyne Lizotte, 60, was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and was unable to speak or care for herself.The Crown had sought an eight-year prison term, citing the vulnerability of the victim and the violent nature of her death, while the defence had recommended a sentence of between six and 12 months.Neither the Crown nor the defence was able to find any jurisprudence that could guide the judge on sentencing.Crown spokesman Jean Pascal Boucher says in a statement that following a rigorous examination of Quebec Superior Court Justice Helene Di Salvo’s decision, the decision was made not to appeal.Boucher says that Lizotte’s family was advised of the decision.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Abby Wambach Retires As The GOAT

“CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?! ABBY WAMBACH HAS SAVED THE USA’S LIFE IN THIS WORLD CUP,” announcer Ian Darke screamed in disbelief. But those who knew Wambach probably weren’t too surprised her dome had rescued the team. In the 2004 Olympic final — also against Brazil — a 24-year-old Wambach scored the game-winning goal in overtime — also with her head. With 184 international goals — the most of any soccer player in the world, male or female — Abby Wambach is going out on top. The 14-year veteran of the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) announced her retirement today (after snapping a selfie with POTUS, no less), marking the end not just of her reign in women’s soccer but also the end of one of the most dominant careers in American sports.Not all great athletes have a single moment that encapsulates their career, but for me, Wambach does. Down 2-1 against Brazil in the 122nd minute of the 2011 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal, the game appeared all but over — a loss for the Americans would have meant the worst performance in a World Cup by any USWNT. A cross from Megan Rapinoe on the left side seemed hopeless, until you saw Wambach on the far right, floating above four Brazilian defenders and heading the ball in. At nearly 6 feet tall, Wambach was plain dominant in the air in the women’s game. She has scored 77 international goals with her Twitter-famous head. That means her head, by itself, is the seventh-most prolific scorer in USWNT history.But focusing only on her head ignores the 107 goals Wambach has scored with the rest of her body. Even minus the headers, Wambach has scored more goals internationally than all but one man. Want some other crazy Wambach stats?According to ESPN’s Paul Carr, Wambach scored a goal every 99.3 minutes for the USWNT, the best rate of the 13 players with 40 or more goals;She holds the USWNT match record (in a six-way tie) for the most goals in a game (5);She also holds the USWNT career record for the most multiple-goal games (39);And the most yellow cards (23) — a result of her tenacity in her early days, and her flop-like tendencies in her later days.But snapshot statistics don’t do Wambach justice. For more than a decade, she dictated the style of American women’s soccer (for better or for worse). Wambach will play her last game for the USWNT on Dec. 16, but her legacy will live on in long balls and last-minute headers, a relic of the ’99-ers style of play that many are ready to retire … until the U.S. needs saving and Wambach won’t be there to header one home. read more

South Caicos Sea Food Cook Off Final Results

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSea Food Cook Off Final ResultsMain DishesBoil Fish– First Place – Nadine Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Sandra Hall – $50Lobster Dish– First Place – Sandra Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Nadine Hall – $50Conch Fritters– First Place – Nadine Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100Fry Fish– First Place – TIE – Sandra Hall – $200 & Brandford Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Nadine Hall – $50Stew Conch– First Place – Nadine Hall – $200– Second Place – Olive Paul – $100– Third Place – Sandra Hall – $50Saturday, October 11, 2014Minor DishesPeas-n-Rice– First Place – Nadine Hall – $75– Second Place – Olive Paul – $50Johnny Cake– First Place – Nadine Hall – $75– Second Place – Olive Paul – $50Conch & Hominy– First Place – Olive Paul – $75Over Winner – Nadine Hall with 5 first places and 2 third placesCash Prizes & CertificatesNadine Hall – $850.00 7 CertificatesOlive Paul – ! ! $675.00 8 Certificates (Placed in all categories)Sandra Hall – $500.00 4 CertificatesBrandford Hall – $200! ! 1 CertificatesJudgesKishma MillsNoel SeymourJennifer ForbesBlight ClareSheryl Dean-WiliamsPaula Capehart Related Items:cook off, south caicos State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos Recommended for you Teen dies mysteriously in South Caicos, Police investigate South Caicos student new Junior Tourism Minister for TCIlast_img read more

Crime not Political Communities must help

first_img New Gun Crimes unit under construction, says TCI Police Commissioner Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Editorial: Stop Likin’ Man! Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SeeSomethingSaySomething Car-jacking, armed robberies, TCI Police hands full with new gun crimes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 7, 2017 – The TCI Government came in late but did last night address the crime reports from the weekend which included armed robbery, house break-ins and the shooting of a former Government leader.Acting Premier, Sean Astwood said police patrols have been beefed up, that residents now more than ever must establish crime watch in their communities and reminded that crime is not political.  Minister Astwood, who heads Border Control and is on deck while Premier Sharlene Robinson is at meetings in London with UK Foreign Minister, Baroness Anelay divulged that in a matter of weeks, the PDM’s 12 point plan to curb crime will be activated.   “We have already begun to make representation in the National Security Council and will hold meetings for a pointed dialogue as promised (through a Task Force) in the Throne Speech.” A task force is what at least one resident told Magnetic Media she wants to see, following that comment from Edith Skippings, others wrote to say they believe outside forces need to come in – from Jamaica, from the United States, from Scotland Yard in the UK and from The Bahamas.Edith Skippings believes Police are too cozy with the residents; outsiders need to do the job.  “I think maybe we need to reach out to the Bahamas and recruit a few Police Officers from there for the time being to come over and help and clean up this situation, to put this situation under control, and show the people that are causing all this crime and sadness here in the Turks and Caicos that we mean business.” Minister Astwood in that media statement points out ways the Community can help; Parents ensuring your children are on curfews and its back to that popular slogan, if you ‘see something, say something’… information to Police is vital in solving crime and getting criminals off the streets.#MagneticMediaNews #SeeSomethingSaySomething Recommended for youlast_img read more

Change of Venue – H J Robinson High School Valedictory Service 2017

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 28, 2017 – Grand Turk – The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Library Services wishes to inform the general public that the venue for the H.J Robinson High School Valedictory Service, scheduled for Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Grand Turk has now been moved to the school’s auditorium.The Ministry apologies for any inconvenience caused by this change of venue.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

California Assembly committee backs vaccine exemption law

first_img SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California Assembly committee backed new rules for vaccination exemptions on Thursday following a raucous, hours-long hearing in the midst of a national measles outbreak and renewed scrutiny of immunization policies.The 9-2 vote showed support among lawmakers for a modified version of legislation that has spurred heated debate. But the vote also showed division within the Assembly’s Democratic majority.America’s most populous state allows students exemptions from required vaccinations for medical reasons. But proponents of the bill calling for greater scrutiny of the exemptions argue that parents are shopping for unscrupulous doctors who will write one even if it is not necessary.Sen. Richard Pan, a Democrat from Sacramento and author of the bill, argued that greater oversight of medical exemptions is a matter of protection for children.“California cannot allow a handful of unscrupulous physicians to put our children in danger,” he told the Assembly Health Committee.But hundreds of people at the hearing urged lawmakers to vote against the bill.Critics argue Pan’s legislation amounts to government overreach.“It takes the state government and puts it squarely in the middle of the doctor and patient relationship,” said Leigh Dundas of the group Advocates for Physicians’ Rights, which has recently bought Facebook ads targeting the legislation.Several parents told lawmakers they would not comply with the law.The five-hour hearing came to epitomize the heated debate around the bill. A packed gallery jeered, and some threatened Pan.Under the bill, the public health department would scrutinize doctors who grant more than five medical exemptions in a year and schools with vaccination rates of less than 95%.Officials say that threshold is needed to provide “community immunity,” which protects those who haven’t been vaccinated for medical reasons or because they are too young.The measure, which Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will sign if it reaches his desk, comes as measles cases have reached a 25-year high in the U.S.Lawmakers in other states also have been considering changes to confront the increase.Maine eliminated religious and philosophical exemptions, while New York lawmakers ended a religious exemption. Washington state halted most exemptions for the measles vaccine, though legislators in Oregon defeated a measure that would have made it harder for families to opt out.California’s legislation has received national attention after actor Jessica Biel appeared at the Capitol last week to lobby lawmakers against the measure with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent critic of vaccination.Pan initially proposed requiring state health officials sign off on every exemption from vaccinations. But he dropped that requirement in the version of the bill that advanced Thursday.Among the provisions in the revised California legislation:— Doctors can’t charge for filling out a medical exemption form or conducting a related medical examination. They would have to sign the forms under penalty of perjury.— California Department of Public Health doctors or registered nurses would review exemptions issued by local medical providers who issue five or more a year or at schools with high exemption rates.— The state public health officer, who is a doctor, could revoke any exemptions that don’t meet national guidelines.— Parents could appeal to an independent panel of doctors.— Officials could consider families’ medical histories in allowing exemptions in addition to immunization guidelines issued by federal medical authorities.Supporters said the legislation would permit exemptions for the less than 1% of students who should avoid vaccinations because they would have a severe allergic reaction or have impaired immunity from a liver problem, HIV, chemotherapy or other conditions.Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, praised the bill during Thursday’s hearing as “science-based” while still allowing robust medical exemptions.New figures show the rate of kindergartners with permanent medical exemptions has quadrupled since California banned personal exemptions, and more than 100 schools have medical exemption rates exceeding 10%.Public health officials have said they are stymied in investigating these cases because of a lack of oversight. The bill’s backers argue its additional reporting requirements will help the state curb “doctor shopping” and abuses of the exemption system.Still, critics questioned whether the measure would discourage doctors from writing exemptions at all.Those arguments resonated with some lawmakers.“I want the freedom to make choices for my family,” said Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, a Democrat from Marina Del Rey who voted against the bill. AP California Assembly committee backs vaccine exemption law Posted: June 20, 2019 AP, June 20, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Google Kills Fast Flip and Other Lab Projects

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Gabriel Snyder Leaving The Wire for Mobile Startup

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What Are Town Boards Committees Talking About Week of November 25 2018

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