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UN human rights commission urged to sanction Iran

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists to go further IranMiddle East – North Africa March 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UN human rights commission urged to sanction Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists News March 18, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img RSF_en Follow the news on Iran Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders said today it was “essential” that sanctions against Iran are adopted without delay by the UN Commission on Human Rights, which began its annual session yesterday in Geneva.”After 19 years of successive condemnations, Iran has slipped through the commission’s net since 2001 on the grounds that the European Union is engaged in a dialogue with Tehran, but violations of free expression and the physical integrity of journalists have been continuing,” the press freedom organization said.”The human rights commission must defend journalists who are censored, threatened, arbitrarily detained, mistreated and sometimes tortured in Iran for doing their job,” Reporters Without Borders added.Relatives of Iranian journalists who have been the victim of repression will demonstrate today into Geneva to demand the justice they have so far failed to obtain, although they complained to international judicial bodies three years ago. The relatives of journalists Darioush and Paravaneh Forouhar, Mohammad Mokhtari, Mohammad Jafar Pouyandeh and Pirouz Davani, as well as relatives of human rights lawyer Nasser Zarafshan, will be among those participating in the protest, which is supported by Reporters Without Borders.More than 10 newspapers have been temporarily suspended or closed down altogether and at least 60 journalists have been summoned for questioning since the human rights commission’s last session in March 2004. Many of these journalist have been the victim of “white torture” in prison, in which they are put in solitary confinement for several months and subjected to interrogation sessions in which the soles of their feet are sometimes beaten with wire. With 13 journalists and bloggers currently detained, Iran is the Middle East’s biggest prison for the press.Iran agreed in 2002 to accept visits from UN working groups but so far only two have been able to go. A working group on arbitrary detention visited Iran from 15 to 27 February 2003, while one on free expression visited from 4 to 10 November 2004.The rapporteurs of the two groups reported: “a deterioration in the situation of freedom of expression in Iran, with a growing number of newspapers closed and journalists imprisoned, often beyond the legal limit for provisional detention. The systematic repression of all critical opinion as regards the regime’s political or religious institutions has installed a climate of fear leading to self-censorship and, in particular, the rapporteurs have observed the use of arbitrary procedures by the judicial institutions violating the most basic rights of defendants, who are tried in secret hearings without a lawyer being present.”The rapporteurs also noted “very harsh prison conditions, including long periods in solitary confinement, that are equivalent to torture.”No measures have been adopted two years after the reports of these working groups were published. News June 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts February 25, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Bright Star to Release Broadway Cast Recording

first_imgCarmen Cusack in ‘Bright Star'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Bright Star, the new Broadway musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will release a cast recording. The Ghostlight Records album is scheduled to be available digitally on April 29 and in stores on May 27.The musical is currently in previews at the Cort Theatre, where it opens officially on March 24. Carmen Cusack, A.J. Shively and Paul Alxander Nolan star.The show, which also features a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane (Shively), a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy (Cusack), the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.In addition to Shively and Cusack, the cast includes Michael Mulheren, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Hannah Elless, Stephen Lee Anderson and Emily Padgett. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016center_img Bright Star Related Showslast_img read more

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Lakers rally after blowing lead, coast past Kings

first_imgThe Lakers (13-27) know that they won’t be able to get away with the same mistakes they made Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.Start with the turnovers. The Lakers committed a season-high 26, including seven by Brandon Ingram and six from Julius Randle, who led the Lakers with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.“Those are big playmakers for us,” Coach Luke Walton said. “We need them to be strong with the ball. We need them to not take the risky pass, especially down the stretch.”Walton chalked that up to “lazy passes” even though the Lakers assisted on 30 of their 37 baskets. The ball movement was a credit to rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, who finished with 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and would have had his third career triple-double if not for a 2-for-10 shooting performance that limited him to five points.Ball was also responsible for just one turnover. Clippers coach Doc Rivers says criticism of Lakers counterpart Luke Walton is ‘awful’ Kyle Kuzma defends Luke Walton, says most Lakers ‘love playing for him’ “It’s just how I play, kind of wild, kind of free,” Ball said. “I’m just glad I made it because I saw Luke going to the bench if he didn’t make it. I don’t know how he caught it, but it went in.”Lopez was 5 for 8 from 3-point range, but his three during the third quarter run were the most crucial.The Kings started hot after halftime, building an eight-point lead at 64-56. That’s when Lopez and the Lakers experienced their great awakening.After a timeout, Lopez knocked down a 3-pointer. On the next possession, he drained another. It provided the Lakers a respite from the unwelcome criticism leveled earlier in the week by LaVar Ball.After a bizarre 48 hours, Walton shut down any more talk about comments made by Lonzo Ball’s father that Walton had lost the locker room.“I’m kind of done talking about all that stuff,” Walton said Tuesday morning. “I think we should just get back to talking about our basketball and our games and what I’m actually here to do and that’s coach this team.”It looked as though the Lakers would take the pressure off their coach early on Tuesday.They used a 21-2 run to break open the game and build an 18-point lead. That quickly eroded, however, when Walton gradually subbed out his starters. A Lakers bench that has been so good at making up deficits on Tuesday was responsible for giving away a healthy lead.Sacramento answered with a quick seven points, and by the end of the first quarter had climbed back against the reserves to trim the Lakers’ lead to 31-27.That early collapse played a role in Walton’s overall frustration. He thought the Lakers became too individually minded once they had the lead.“Obviously, we’ve been struggling,” Walton said. “We will take a win if we can get it, but it doesn’t feel the same way as when you play the game the right way throughout.” Heisler: Rebuilding Lakers style – hey, things have been worse AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRelated Articlescenter_img PreviousLakers forward Julius Randle, left, shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, backs up against Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, center, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, and center Brook Lopez defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton, right, talks with guard Lonzo Ball during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, center, shoots as Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox, left, and forward Zach Randolph defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, right, shoots as Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, right, passes the ball past Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. dunks over Sacramento Kings center Kosta Koufos during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, blocks the shot of Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, right, passes the ball as Sacramento Kings guard Vince Carter defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 09: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers calls a play during the second half of a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis, below, shoots as Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, reaches for the ball held by Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 99-86. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 09: Head coach Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the second half of a game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 09: Corey Brewer #3 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers box out Skal Labissiere #7 of the Sacramento Kings during the first half of a game at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 09: Vince Carter #15 of the Sacramento Kings defends against a pass to Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 09: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the ball as De’Aaron Fox #5 of the Sacramento Kings looks on during the second half of a game at Staples Center on January 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 23Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, shoots as Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Lakers might have won their second straight game on Tuesday night, but it came in a performance that was worse than many of their outings during a recent nine-game losing streak.“Obviously we’re glad we got the win,” center Brook Lopez said after the Lakers topped the Sacramento Kings 99-86, “but we definitely felt we could have been better tonight as well.”Lopez scored 18 points, including a barrage of three 3-pointers in the third quarter that ignited a 26-5 Lakers run.If it was such a decisive victory, then what was the problem? Ivica Zubac waits for opportunity even after Lakers waive Andrew Bogut After three makes, Lopez finally missed on a hopeful, heat-check attempt. Ball was there to tip in the miss and push the Lakers ahead 70-66.The Lakers were aggressive offensively, finding cutters and making the extra pass. When Kyle Kuzma, attacking the basket with a full head of steam, dumped the ball off to Larry Nance Jr. for a dunk instead of going up himself, Walton excitedly exploded off the bench. “He impacted (the game) on both ends,” Walton said. “He creates our pace for us, he makes winning plays for us, he gets other people easy shots … and was a big part of why we won tonight.”The only blemish on Ball’s night was an errant pass off the backboard that everyone can laugh about now.The attempted alley-oop did not go as planned, with Randle out of position to dunk the ball and instead managing only to direct it off the glass with his fingertips. Somehow, it went in. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Downtown Apartment Complex Approved

first_imgThe borough council and zoning board had also approved the same designation for the White Street municipal parking lot, which caused far less controversy. The plan there is to develop the parking lot site for a future garage or mixed-use facility with a parking component to address the long-debated downtown parking shortfall. Architectural rendering of the Element, an upscale, multistory apartment complex for downtown Red Bank that became controversial with the rezoning of the property, permitting the project to move forward. Photo courtesy of Tantum.By John BurtonRED BANK – The borough Zoning Board of Adjustment may have said “no” but the Planning Board said “yes” – after a little nudging from the Borough Council – for the upscale multi-story apartment complex intended for the downtown.The borough Planning Board voted unanimously Monday evening to endorse the Element, a 4-story, 35-residential unit development proposed for 55 West Front St., currently an approximately three-quarter acre, long-vacant property across the street from Riverside Gardens Park. The site had been home to a Meridian Health Care extended stay rehabilitation facility, demolished in 2008.The project faced opposition on a number of fronts over the approximately one-and-a-half years it has been making its way through the various processes that have now led to approval and future construction. But what helped secure the project’s future was the borough council’s vote late last year reclassifying the property as a non-condemnation (not requiring using eminent domain) redevelopment zone, as defined by a 2013 state statute. That statute is intended as a tool for mostly urban municipalities to bring about redevelopment for blighted and abandoned properties, that often become a public safety issue and a tax-and service-burden for those communities. Mayor Pasquale Menna, who has supported the zoning change to this property, had said previously this law has been used effectively in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Newark and Montclair, among other communities around the state. West Front Street Partners, LLC, working with TANTUM, a Jersey City real estate development firm, had initially appeared before the borough zoning board for approval, needing variances for a parking deficiency and other relief conditions. The zoning board last year denied the application, citing the project’s size and impact on area traffic as reasons for the board’s rejection. However, nearly a decade earlier, the board had approved a 5-story, 27-unit condominium development that wasn’t built because of the downturn in the economy.Following the board’s denial, Debra Tantleff, founding principal with TANTUM, said she lobbied the mayor and council to invoke this statute as an alternative to appealing the board’s denial to state Superior Court.Redefining this location became a point of contention, dividing the borough council and planning board and becoming a campaign issue in last year’s borough council election. Proponents said it was a way of moving a much-needed project forward, developing an unsightly spot in the heart of the downtown. Opponents saw it as a blatant giveaway to a developer, and more troubling, an undermining of the authority of the zoning board, an autonomous quasi-judicial land use entity. Some board members expressed reservations. Barbara Boas said, “Deep in my soul I’m very conflicted by this.” Boas had said last year she felt uncomfortable with rezoning the site for the developer. But in the end Boas voted to approve it.“I think the applicant has complied with everything we asked for,” willingly making changes to the plan, said board member Stanley Sickels.Menna expressed a similar view, reminding those in attendance that he had some issues with some architectural aesthetics believing it was “too stark.” But the architect, Lance Blake, made some alterations, Menna said, and “I think they’ve come full circle.”Tantleff expects to break ground on construction by late fall 2017, with plans to be completed before the end of 2018.The expected rents for the apartments are roughly $2,200 for the one-bedroom units and $3,000 for the two bedrooms, Tantleff said. At Monday night’s meeting both points of view were aired by board members and the public.“I’m disappointed in my town undermining the zoning board,” said Ben Forest, Locust Avenue. He argued that this amounted to spot zoning, illegal in this state. “I know it’s legal now,” given the rezoning under state law, Forest said. “But just because it’s legal it doesn’t make it right.”Bill Brooks, Tower Hill Avenue, echoed Forest’s objections telling the board “I don’t think this was done correctly.”But John Bowers, Colts Neck, who owns and manages commercial and residential properties in the borough (and is the landlord for offices used by The Two River Times on West Front Street), said “I think the overall project is kudos.”last_img read more

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‘You can blame me’: Bob Myers, weeping, confirms Kevin Durant has Achilles injury

first_imgThe injury Kevin Durant suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Monday night was not a re-aggravation of his prior calf injury.It was an injury to his right Achilles tendon, Warriors president of basketball Bob Myers said in a press conference after Golden State’s 106-105 win.“The initial injury was a calf injury. This is not a calf injury,” Myers said. “I’m not a doctor, I don’t know how those are related or not, … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/11/bang_af21c065-e113-431a-91bc-5521796d160b”]last_img read more

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Weeds Hold Promise for Miracle Drugs

first_imgWe’d like weeds if we knew them better, says John Roach for National Geographic News, especially if we realized they may contain wonder drugs.  “It’s often said that plants hidden in the tangle of the Amazonian rain forest may harbor an undiscovered cancer cure,” he writes; “John Richard Stepp thinks the same can be said for the world’s weeds.”  Stepp, an ethnobiologist from U. of Florida, is combing the world’s small herbaceous plants for healthy ingredients.  He also goes “bio-prospecting” among native peoples to see what plants they use for salves, ointments, and medicines.  Usually far from doctors, many rely on natural remedies.Weeds are full of bioactive compounds.  These are chemicals that weeds have evolved over thousands of years to compete against other plants and to prevent predators, such as insects, from munching their leaves.    These compounds “are toxic to predators.  But [when] used in the right dose, they have therapeutic benefits for humans,” Stepp said.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)There are about 8,000 plants worldwide classified as weeds – small non-woody plants that thrive in disturbed areas.  Stepp says it makes more economic sense to look for health-promoting chemicals at our feet than trying to make them from scratch.This is an update on a story reported on 06/04/2004.  We hope Stepp is making progress finding that cure for cancer in your lawn.    John Roach is fogging up the discussion to say that plants “evolved” complex bioactive compounds.  He makes it sound as if weeds had the ability to plan and invent things.  Plants have no brains; they just sit there and run the program.  They only look smart because they have a good Programmer.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Cartoon: A Use Case for the iPad

first_imgAh, yup. Between the price point, the locked-down App Store approach, the spiffy design, the tech specs, the lack of camera, the lack of multitasking, the lack of phone, the cool iBook Store, the corny iBook shelves, the impending transformation of personal computing, the impending collapse of Apple stock, the green light for 3G voice-over-IP apps, the telco deals, the publisher deals, the rumor fact checks, the comparisons with Windows, the Kindle-killing, the not-Kindle-killing and the just-have-to-wait-and-see, all of the good points are taken.Okay, except maybe pointing out how disappointed cartoonists are that there’s no pressure-sensitive stylus. But That Would Be Self-Serving, so I won’t say it.I’m sure there are probably a few more sanitary-napkin jokes left waiting in the wings (Anyone joke about a Maxi model yet? They did? Bugger.) but I’d like to think I’m above that. (Addendum:Alex tells me that “wings” is also circulating as an iPad joke. God, I’m clueless about this stuff. Is there a course I can take somewhere? Or maybe an app?)All I can say is this: Dollhouse wrapped on Friday night, and I’m just about certain that even if the zombie apocalypse was brought about, not by the depradations of the Rossum Corporation, but by an iPad OS update that went horribly, horribly wrong… I’d still want one of the gorgeous damn things. Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Cartoons#web rob cottingham 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout More Noise to Signal. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Valdez: Vietnam really prepared for us

first_imgAlyssa Valdez is unfazed of THS pic.twitter.com/b8RcX6jluZ— Marc Anthony Reyes (@marcreyesINQ) August 25, 2017KUALA LUMPUR—Alyssa Valdez, one of the country’s most vaunted scorers, was left in awe of Vietnam’s performance after the Philippines lost a crucial group stage match Friday in the Southeast Asian Games.“They really prepared against us. They showed too much energy and confidence against us,” said Valdez in Filipino after the team lost to Vietnam, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the 23-year-old Valdez maintained the PH women’s team played well.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program READ: PH volleybelles bow to Vietnam, draw Thailand in semis UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH adds silver to lawn bowls medal haul LATEST STORIES “We have no regrets. We gave it our all in today’s game,” added Valdez.“It’s a learning experience for us, for the team and the whole Philippine volleyball,” added Valdez who scored 11 points. “Hopefully this would motivate us against Thailand.”The Philippines will face Thailand in the cross-over semis Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img Read Next MOST READ PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

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Bradley’s stunning early goal helps US to 1-1 tie at Mexico

first_imgLeBron says he’d want Magic, Jordan as his 3-on-3 teammates WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide He became just the fifth American to score at Azteca, joining Michael Orozco (2012), Charlie Davies (2009), Eddie Lewis (2005), Ricky Davis (1980), Willy Roy (1972).Bobby Wood failed in to knock in an open shot from close range that could have made it 2-0, and Vela scored on a counterattack. Ochoa made a long outlet throw to Hernandez, who passed to Vela on the right flank. He dribbled around DaMarcus Beasley and across the top of the penalty area, and from the arc beat Guzan.Fans booed and whistled “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as usual when the Americans play in Mexico, and there was an occasional T-shirt disparaging U.S. President Donald Trump.A downpour began during second-half injury time.Guzan took over in goal from Tim Howard, and Beasley, Tim Ream and Omar Gonzalez joined the back line in a 5-4-1 formation. Kellyn Acosta and Paul Arriola were in midfield and Wood at forward. In addition to Bradley, 18-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic remained in the lineup along with right back DeAndre Yedlin and center back Geoff Cameron.Beasley at 35 became the first American to appear in qualifiers of five World Cup cycles. He had not started for the U.S. since the October 2015 loss to Mexico in a playoff for a Confederations Cup berth..Mexico was trying to sweep the Americans in a qualifying cycle for the first time 1972.Bradley is encouraged by the Americans’ progress under Arena.“Look, we were pretty honest with ourselves and we had let a lot of little things drop,” he said. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. United States’ Michael Bradley celebrates after scoring against Mexico during a World Cup soccer qualifying match at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, June 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY — Michael Bradley scored a stunning early goal from about 40 yards and the U.S. hung on for a 1-1 tie against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday night, gaining only its third point at Azteca Stadium as coach Bruce Arena changed seven starters and used a five-man defense to overcome the thin air and short recovery time.Bradley put the U.S. ahead in the sixth minute when he deflected a poor backpass by Mexican star Javier Hernandez and created his own breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Carlos Vela tied the score in the 23rd minute with a 23-yard shot that beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan to the near post, and Hector Herrera nearly put El Tri ahead in the 71st with a 30-yard free kick that rebounded off the crossbar.With its second draw in three road qualifiers, the U.S. continued to recover from its awful 0-2 start last fall and prompted chants of “U-S-A!” from the American Outlaws section in the upper deck.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a shame to give away the goal that we did,” Bradley said. “Any time you can get a point here it’s great. … Now we can move ourselves forward.”Mexico leads the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region with 14 points, followed by Costa Rica (eight), the U.S. (seven), Panama (six), Honduras (four) and Trinidad and Tobago three. The top three advance to next year’s World Cup in Russia, and the fourth-place team faces Asia’s No. 5 nation in a playoff. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Panama hosts Honduras on Tuesday, when Costa Rica is home against T&T.Mexico was trying to sweep the Americans in a qualifying cycle for the first time 1972. The U.S. was 0-19-1 in Mexico City — getting outscored 81-14 — before a 1-0 exhibition win in 2012. The U.S. held Mexico to 0-0 in qualifiers at Azteca in 1997 and 2013,With Estadio Azteca at 7,820 feet above sea level and just two off days between games, Arena paid close attention to recovery time and tested his roster’s depth.Bradley, one of just four holdovers in the U.S. starting lineup from Thursday night’s 2-0 home win over Trinidad, stunned the boisterous crowd of about 81,000. Hector Moreno passed to Hernandez, who passed back for Herrera in the center circle.Reading the play, Bradley quickly stepped up and knocked the ball toward Mexico’s goal. Bradley sprinted to catch up with the ball, and when he reached it lofted a right-footed shot from about 40 yards over goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa’s outstretched left arm and under the crossbar. An exuberant Bradley ran to the endline and raised the badge on his jersey to the several thousand red-white-and-blue-clad fans.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoBenitez warns Newcastle: We must buy in January

first_imgBenitez warns Newcastle: We must buy in Januaryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says it’s critical they have a busy January market.The Magpies are about to narrow down their shortlist and have checked out players like Ritsu Doan of Groningen and Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron ahead of the winter trading period.Benitez said: “They (the current team) are doing well but you can still improve on little things.”Against Huddersfield was very clear, with a couple of little details we would have had more chances.”Credit to the players they are doing a fantastic job.”But still we have to improve and if we can have people coming in even better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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