Wallabies lose Coleman for remainder of tour

first_imgThe lock picked up the problem, which tests have proven to be a grade two strain of the medial ligament, in the early stages of the 23-22 success at Murrayfield.Coleman had also started the 32-8 hammering of Wales the previous week, but his participation in the tour is now over and he will miss further Tests against France, Ireland and England.Wallabies coach Michael Cheika conceded the news was a blow, but has been impressed with the way Coleman has combined with Rory Arnold and taken on the responsibility of the line-out.”It’s bit of a shame for him because he’s had a really good start to the year and he’s worked his way through since June but in saying that it gives someone else an opportunity,” Cheika said.”There’s two ways to look at it. There’s discovery, so we’ve been able to find, get those two guys playing good rugby and starting to improve at this level and we’ve also got ourselves another very, very handy line-out caller and he’s only in single digit Tests.”He’s got a good future, he’s got to keep working on it, there’s no doubt about that, he knows that.”He’s disappointed but that’s the way footy goes sometimes, you’ve just got to go with it.”last_img read more

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NBA: Kenyon Martin apologizes to Jeremy Lin for ‘racial remark’ about his hair

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up His choice of new hairstyle caught the ire of retired NBA forward Kenyon Martin who accused the Harvard graduate of “wanting to be black.” MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lin quipped back with a reverent response, claiming he did it out of respect for the black culture and also pointed out Martin’s tattoo bearing Chinese characters.In a video uploaded by TMZ, the 14-year NBA veteran apologized to Lin, but claimed his new hairdo still looked ridiculous.He also explained that his comments were supposed to be light-hearted, but was eventually blown out of proportion by some netizens.“This was never meant to be racial. It was thought of as what would’ve been done in our locker room,” Martin said in a separate report from Sports Illustrated. “It would’ve been jokes. We would’ve been making jokes.”The one-time NBA All-Star added that Lin is a grown man who could style his hair whichever he pleased.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is perhaps best known for two things: his daredevil drives to the hoop and his penchant for rocking multiple hairstyles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 29-year-old Asian-American point guard recently unveiled his boldest choice yet—a set of bushy dreadlocks, which is most often sported by African-American athletes.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img DAY6 is for everybody “He has the right to rock any hairstyle he wants. It got out of control. It wasn’t meant to be anything more than banter,” he explained.“Jeremy is an athlete and I would hope he understood that this was in fun and not to offend and as long as he’s not offended that’s all that matters. I wish him well.”Martin added that he already reached out to Lin personally, but continues to receive negative comments from people online.“People were sending messages to my son. Like, no. Say whatever to me and about me. I have thick skin. I know what my intentions were,” Martin said. “But then those are the things that are coming across. You n**ga this. Your n**ga that.”Aside from his Player’s Tribune piece about cultural appropriation, Lin also detailed the matter further to Brooklyn Nets reporter Anthony Puccio.  Khristian Ibarrola /raJeremy Lin spoke extensively about Kenyon Martin’s comments after the game: pic.twitter.com/JaDH1Du8V0— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) October 6, 2017 View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NBA: Warriors to repeat as champs, LeBron to win MVP, GM survey says Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

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CSOs Launch 21-Day Community Ebola Initiative

first_imgSeveral local and international civil society and community based organizations have launched a 21-day temperature check and monitoring to help create awareness and combat the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.Through Straight from the Heart and its partner, the Ebola Awareness Project is being launched under the Theme: Listening to Communities; Engaging Community Partners to Know Ebola and Prevent Transmission of EVD through 21 Days Body Temperature Check.According to the coordinator of the project, Facia Harris, the project is a significant step by local and international non-profit organizations to help create awareness in communities in and around Monrovia on the importance of prevention mechanisms, which include 21 days of body temperature and monitoring.“We are reaching out to 10 households in the community to deliver the education of Ebola prevention and transmission by checking and monitoring body temperatures for 21 days” She said.In addition, the team of civil society organizations will also be providing tutorials to all school-age children in the 10 households in and around Monrovia on how to protect themselves against catching the deadly virus, which has already claimed the lives of thousands of Liberians and people in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.She stressed that the team is working to increase community level of knowledge and understanding of Ebola, reshape attitudes and increase awareness, promote safer practices, prevent EVD transmission, and most importantly, provide education to children in the wake of the Ebola virus carnage on the general population.The 21 days body temperature check and monitoring of households campaign partners include; Straight From The Heart (SFTH), One Liberia Advocacy Radio online, Paramount Young Women Initiative (PAYOWI), OCI Farm Training Organization, Serene Health For All Mobile Clinic, Citizens Organized for the Promotion of Transparency and Accountability (COPTA) and Uniting Distant Stars Inc.  Local Radio JournalistsThis 21-Day project will entail preventive measures such as recording body temperature of contacts, washing of hands, distribution of hand sanitizers and education on hygiene and personal health care measures.The campaign also intends to give people the opportunity to tell their stories, their pains, their fears, agonies, joys and expectations.The organizers plan is to highlight the stories of other Ebola fighters, their frustrations, challenges and successes, and hence cover the effect of Ebola on various aspects of people’s lives in the communities, especially new habits, changed cultures and economic failures.“This is an adventure which will involve community based groups and organizations breaking new grounds and reaching out to unheard voices of the Ebola battle,” she asserted.Also speaking, the chairman of Clara Town Community emphasized that the community has over 10,000 residents and believes that such initiative would help eradicate the virus in the area.According to him, the Clara Town community is open to everyone who is contributing to the fight against Ebola and hopes that with the coming of these organizations, Ebola will be history.With boots on the ground, engaging communities at the frontline, and raising awareness on the fight against Ebola in various communities, showed that we are ready to finally kick Ebola out of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Courts’ load lightened in Bay Area

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A drunken 29-year-old man steals a pair of jeans from a discount store in the city’s Mission District. He coerces the clerk into paying him $3 to return the merchandise, then uses the money to buy a 40-ounce beer. Normally, such petty crimes would further clog an overburdened court system and cost taxpayers about $1,200 per case. But in San Francisco’s innovative community court, the man’s case is heard by his peers – literally. The panel is composed of a Mission bar owner, a police officer and two community service advocates. A lawyer acts as an arbitrator. They question the defendant around a conference table at a nonprofit agency that donates space for community court once a month. There is no judge or jury, at least not in the traditional sense. “I was drunk,” the soft-spoken man tells the panelists, shaking his head. “I don’t really do that.” She said Cook County, which includes Chicago, hasn’t yet embraced the concept for adult offenders. “The usual reaction is the adversarial system: Lock `em up, punish `em. This is another type of response that can have the community and the offender looking at what the causes are.” The Mission District panel heard nine cases in about two hours on a recent Thursday. In the jeans case, the panel ordered alcohol awareness classes. Claims against other defendants ranged from prostitution to selling cigarettes to minors.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! San Francisco’s community court program was established in 1998 to divert misdemeanor cases that directly impact residents’ quality of life – prostitution, shoplifting, vandalism – out of the courts and into the neighborhood. More than 100 volunteers now staff panels in 11 neighborhoods. “We’re all regular people, and we’re making decisions,” said attorney Angela Xavier, the Mission District panel’s arbitrator. “It’s the community taking care of the community.” The district attorney’s staff sifts through nonviolent misdemeanors and sends eligible cases to the neighborhood where the crime occurred. If defendants successfully complete the panel’s requirement, no criminal charges are filed, and their records stay clean. Last year 2,976 cases were referred to community courts, saving the criminal justice system and the city an estimated $3.6 million, according to the San Francisco district attorney. People elsewhere have noticed. “It’s a much more positive way to address the problem,” said Sophia H. Hall, a judge with the Circuit Court of Cook County, Ill., who promotes the use of community courts and peer juries among juveniles. last_img
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Fee increase proposed for Uptown businesses

first_imgWHITTIER – The Whittier Uptown Association is proposing a significant increase – as much as 51 percent for some restaurants – in the assessment on its members. The proposal still must be approved by the City Council. It will take comments at its 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 meeting and then hold a public hearing at its Nov. 13 meeting. Association officials say they need the increased $17,000 that the proposal would raise to balance their budget. “We haven’t had an increase in four years and like everything else our costs go up,” said Larry Trujillo, the association’s executive director. “The one gets hitting the most are restaurants. They reason is the restaurants benefit most from the events.” The association’s board will review the increase again at its 6 p.m. Monday meeting at the Atrium, 6528 Greenleaf Ave. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Men’s top 25: UConn stops Cincinnati’s streak

first_img at Pepperdine 55, San Diego 54 Michael Gerrity scored 14 points and Chase Griffin had 12 as the Waves (5-9, 1-1 WCC) held on to beat San Diego (10-5, 0-2) despite going scoreless for nearly three minutes to close the game. Ross DeRogatis missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it for San Diego. 6 Gonzaga 81, at Santa Clara 68 Adam Morrison had 34 points, six rebounds and five assists for Gonzaga (12-2, 2-0 West Coast Conference) in its win over Santa Clara (8-6, 1-1). Derek Raivio added 18 points and five rebounds and the Bulldogs won their 11th straight WCC regular-season game dating to last season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hilton Armstrong dominated inside with 14 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots and Connecticut (13-1, 1-1) beat Big East newcomer Cincinnati (13-3, 2-1), snapping the Bearcats’ 10-game win streak. James White led Cincinnati with 18 points. 8 Texas 78, AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson at Iowa St. 58 Kenton Paulino scored a career-high 20 points and Daniel Gibson added 19 to lead Texas (13-2, 2-0 Big 12) past Iowa State (11-4, 1-1), extending the Longhorns’ winning streak to five games. Rahshon Clark led the Cyclones with 18 points. at 10 Louisville 81, UC Davis 58 Brandon Jenkins scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Cardinals (13-2) to the rout of the Aggies (4-10). Louisville cruised despite playing without leading scorer Taquan Dean, who is resting a sprained ankle. center_img at 4 Conn. 70, 25 Cinn. 59 last_img read more

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DONE DEAL! Southampton sign Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Bayern Munich

first_img Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Schalke Southampton have completed the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The 20-year-old Dane has signed a five-year contract at St Mary’s and joins for an undisclosed fee, becoming the Saints’ second signing of the summer, after Nathan Redmond joined from Norwich City.He spent last season on loan at Bayern’s fellow Bundesliga side Schalke, making 38 appearances for club and country last season, while he spent the previous season on loan at Augsburg. The club will be hoping he can fill the void left by Victor Wanyama, who left for Premier League rivals Tottenham. Hojbjerg told the club’s website: “I’m very pleased, it’s a big opportunity for me.“I look forward to giving what I have and what I can to the club. They have put trust in me and I want to show them that they are not wrong.“When I heard that Southampton came in for me I said to my people that this is what I want to do because I can see myself at Southampton, as it’s the way I like to think, the way I like to play and it fits me really well.“I hope I can come here also and be a part of the Southampton family and give what I have to fight for the club and fight for my teammates.”He left Brondby to move to the Allianz Arena in 2012, playing under Jupp Heynckes then Pep Guardiola. It has even been suggested Guardiola – now boss of Manchester City – saw similar qualities in Hojbjerg that led him to believe he had a raw version of Sergio Busquets.Executive director of football Les Reed said: “Pierre is an exciting young talent, who we are delighted to welcome to Southampton Football Club.“At the age of just 20, he is already an established international player with Denmark and has gained significant and valuable experience while at Bayern Munich and in the Bundesliga.“Pierre boasts an impressive pedigree, as well as a great deal of potential, and it is testament to our reputation that he has chosen Southampton ahead of other suitors as the next step in his career.“We believe the club will be an ideal place for Pierre to continue his progression and that he will be an excellent addition to our squad.“We now have the perfect blend of positional strength, experience and dynamic youth in our midfield slots. There will be healthy competition, but also the required depth and robustness for our challenge in the Europa League.“I believe as a group we probably have a choice from the best pool of midfield options in the Premier League.”He arrives just hours after striker Graziano Pelle completed his transfer to Chinese side Shandong Luneng. 1last_img read more

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Keita Balde Diao not interested in joining Everton or Liverpool

first_img1 Lazio star Keita Balde Diao has rejected offers from Everton and Liverpool, according to reports in Italy.The forward took Serie A by storm over the past season and he ended up with an impressive tally of 16 goals to his name.With just over 12 months to run on his contract, interest in the Senegal international is now high as the summer transfer window fast approaches.Everton and Liverpool are two of those interested in Diao but, according to Il Messaggero, he has rejected both their offers.The 22-year-old, however, could still be on the move to England though as he has not responded to an approach from Chelsea.The Blues are keen on Diao and reports claim they remain in with a chance of landing him this summer. Keita Balde Diao in action for Lazio last_img

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Man United full-back joins Hearts on loan

first_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener possible standings Hearts have re-signed Manchester United full-back Demetri Mitchell on loan.The 21-year-old will spend the rest of the season with the Scottish Premiership club, who have now signed 15 new players this summer. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more gameday Welcome back @demetrimitche11! pic.twitter.com/rl4NYOoZdh— Heart of Midlothian (@JamTarts) August 28, 2018Mitchell made nine appearances for the Tynecastle side last season after joining on loan in January before injury kept him out for two months. He returned to play twice more before the end of the campaign.Mitchell, who also extended his United contract until 2020, is expected to go straight into the Hearts squad for their league game against St Mirren on Saturday. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won impact highlights MONEY smart causal silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decadelast_img read more

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BOXING: MC SHANE LEFT FURIOUS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL DEFEAT TO BRAD BOTHAM

first_imgThe referee raises the hand of Brad Botham as a disgusted Shaun Mc Shane looks on.Donegal boxer Shaun Mc Shane was left bitterly disappointed on Saturday night after losing his bout with Brad Botham.However, Mc Shane was left incensed by the decision in a fight in which many in the crowd felt he controlled throughout.He was left questioning the politics involved in professional boxing, but vowed he would not be sickened out of the sport he loves. Mc Shane was supposed to face Bulgarian fighter Radoslav Mitev, but he had to withdraw late-on due to an injury.Brad Botham stepped in to replace Mitev and looked in trouble early-on as Mc Shane stamped his class all over the fight.Botham did work his way into the fight and turned the latter stages of the fight into a scrappy affair.However, there was late drama and anger among Mc Shane’s travelling support when the judges awarded a narrow one-point win to Botham. Prospect Boxing owner Paul Graham reiterated the view that Mc Shane had been robbed, and even alluded to the fact that boxing politics was at play.Graham said, “I was disappointed with Shaun’s fight as I thought he deserved – at the very least – a draw.“I don’t know if it could be that the with other two guys from Cumbria [Keleher and Warren] the scores went against them so maybe they were trying to even the balance.“Victor scores it as he sees it, I didn’t see it the same way as him, so I’ll just need to bow to his experience. I thought that was a winnable fight for him there. I don’t know what happened but we’ll bounce back.Mc Shane had earned a tough draw in his last outing against the Cumbrian fighter John Greene, and the same judges that night awarded a draw in that particular fight. Graham and Mc Shane feel that with the fight so close again, rather than award a draw, they opted to side with Botham.A disappointed Mc Shane took to his Facebook timeline to express his anger and frustration with the decision, but vowed he’d be back.Mc Shane said, “If they think I’ll be sickened out of it they have another thing coming, long road without a turn.Mc Shane is hoping to get back into the ring in the New Year. BOXING: MC SHANE LEFT FURIOUS AFTER CONTROVERSIAL DEFEAT TO BRAD BOTHAM was last modified: November 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boxingControversialDefeatnewsShaun Mc ShaneSportlast_img read more

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