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Thieves now targeting ATMs in stores

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. Chuck Valencia found shattered glass on the ground and a big hole in the door when he was called to his Internet cafe in the middle of the night. Valencia’s computer store in Gardena had become the victim of thieves targeting cash-filled automated teller machines inside businesses. At least 34 of the crimes have been reported in Los Angeles County since March 2006, South Gate police Detective Tony Alonzo said. The thefts have occurred in Gardena, Hawthorne, Carson, Bellflower, Compton, Norwalk, Paramount, Santa Monica, Lynwood, Burbank and Whittier. Often summoned by an alarm, owners arrive at work to find their windows in pieces and nothing but bolts on the floor where their ATMs used to be. CRIME: A business in Gardena is one of 34 in the county to have the machine torn out since March 2006. By Larry Altman STAFF WRITER That’s what Valencia found Jan. 31. “They didn’t really get much,” said Valencia, whose store is in the 1400 block of Artesia Boulevard. “Since it is a small ATM, on its best day it has maybe like $3,000.” The payday is good, however. The crimes take only moments. Most occur the same way: Burglars break a window, hook a rope or metal chain to the ATM, attach the other end to their van and pull. Once they yank it from its base, they load it into the van, break it open and take the cash. The latest crime was reported Oct. 19 at a Produce 4 Less store on Firestone Boulevard in South Gate, according to a bulletin issued by the city’s Police Department. Two masked men pried open a door, attached a chain to the store’s portable ATM, linked the other end to the undercarriage of their Chevrolet Astrovan and drove forward, police said. But they were unable to break the ATM free from the floor. They fled when the chain snapped. In other cases, the burglars succeeded. On March14, a motorist driving past the Arco service station at 2150 Marine Ave. in Gardena heard a crashing noise and saw a dark-colored Chevrolet Astrovan parked outside the business. The van had white stripes similar to the design on the “Starsky and Hutch” car from the 1970s television show, Gardena police Lt. Ed Burnett said. “The van was parked with its rear facing the front entrance,” Burnett said. “As the guy drove past, he noticed a male wearing a black-hooded sweat shirt run from the gas station and jump into the van.” The van hurriedly took off. Officers arrived quickly and looked inside the business. The ATM was gone. All that was left were bent bolts on the floor and a plastic sign on the ground that said, “ATM Machine.” At Valencia’s store, officers found smashed front glass doors and tire tracks on the ground outside. The missing ATM was found later lying on the Century (105) Freeway, empty. Thieves ignored the computers in Valencia’s store, taking only the ATM. “We do have 24-hour surveillance and an alarm system,” Valencia said. “They don’t have time to sit here and remove the computers.” A similar crime occurred toward the end of 2006 at a business in a shopping center at Artesia Boulevard and Western Avenue, Burnett said. As several law enforcement agencies work the cases, it is unknown if the same band of thieves are committing the crimes, or if there are several groups, police said. South Gate police described their suspects as wearing black ski masks, black hooded sweat shirts, dark pants and black-and-white sneakers. The burglars were about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and 140 to 160 pounds. Their sex and race were unknown. Business owners normally place ATMs inside their stores as a service to customers. The ATMs are owned by third parties, but the business owner receives a cut of the fees for their use. Valencia said he has installed bars on his windows to protect his store and his computers, but he has chosen not to replace the stolen ATM. If he eventually does, he would have it secured to the floor with a cement base to prevent anyone from tugging it from the store. “You literally dig a big hole and put the ATM machine on there with the cement,” he said. “If we put one back again, then we are going to take precautions.” [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

London sports setting: A basic guide

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesLondon is the capital city of the United Kingdom which is one of the leading sporting nations in the world. So, it’s not unusual that London is offering access to a wide range of top-level sporting events all year round. This gives many bettors a chance to place bets on exciting events. When it comes to London sports betting, every passionate bettor can choose dozens of events in different sports.From football to rowing – London is sports bettors’ delightOf course, most people in London are betting on football. As a matter of fact, many people from the UK and foreign countries are placing bets on football events that take place in this city. For instance, the Premier League is the most popular football league on the planet and every year, a few football teams from London are part of this league. Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and other less popular teams like Queens Park Rangers and Fulham are based in London. Of course, you can’t go wrong by placing bets on Chelsea because this team is one of the favorites for this year’s title. They are especially strong in their stadium – Stamford Bridge.While we are talking about London we should mention Wembley Stadium where the English national football team and the FA Cup Final are played. The national football team of England is getting stronger in the last couple of years, so you should definitely consider it as your betting option. The FA Cup Final, on the other hand, can be quite unpredictable. Even though most of the finalists are well-known football teams, it’s not unusual for a smaller team to rich the final and even won the trophy. That’s what makes this competition interesting.This year’s Wimbledon Grand Slam Championship is over, but there’s always the next year when you can place bets. The most popular tennis event in the UK is hosted in London and most bettors are placing bets on outright winners. Of course, you can try some less predictable bets like who will win the next set or how many points will a tennis player score to make things more interesting. The next Wimbledon competition will take place from 2 July to 15 July in London.There’s no doubt that it’s difficult to predict who will win this tournament a few months before the event, but according to many bookmakers, Novak Djokovic is the favorite. If you want to bet on other popular tennis players you should try Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray or Alexander Zverev.Embed from Getty ImagesObviously, the list of sporting events doesn’t end here. The London betting scene is famous for the cricket events too. Cricket is a very popular sport in England and there are a few events on The Oval and Lord’s (two cricket grounds in London) that are worth considering whenever you are looking for a sport to place your bets on.We should also mention rugby. London is one of the capitals of this sport too. Both Rugby Union and Rugby League are played in London. The majority of events are taking part in the southwest part of the capital. It’s interesting that the rugby seasons last almost all year round. Besides English teams, it’s not unusual to find European teams on these grounds.If you are interested in simpler bets on less known sports, you can try rowing. The River Thames is the river where the most famous rowing event in London and in the world takes place every year. Basically, bettors have two options – to pick Oxford or Cambridge University as the winner of this exciting competition. Some other popular sports in London include baseball, field hockey, snooker, bowling, swimming, darts, boxing, and golf.Residents of London are known as passionate bettors which is why you can find many land-based betting shops. However, in the recent period, more and more people are using online betting sites to place their bets on sporting events. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

For His Birthday, Darwin Loses His Tree

first_imgThe “tree of life” is the central icon of Darwinism.  Charles Darwin’s only illustration in the Origin of Species was a drawing of organisms descending from a common ancestor in a branching tree pattern.  It has been reproduced, expanded, embellished and decorated into a primal symbol of what science believes about biology.  Why, then, are The Telegraph and New Scientist cutting it down?  “Why Darwin was wrong about the tree of life” is the title of the latter, and the former says, “Charles Darwin’s tree of life is ‘wrong and misleading’, claim scientists.”    These articles are notable not just for their timing (just three weeks before the international celebrations of Darwin’s 200th birthday), but for undermining three claims about evolutionary biology: one, that Darwin is just a small part of an evolutionary theory that has progressed far beyond Darwin’s own beliefs, and two, that evolutionary theory has no weaknesses that deserve to be taught to students.  Right now in Texas, evolutionists are seeking to strike down the “strengths and weaknesses” line in the state’s science framework on the basis that evolution is a fact (see Texans for Better Science Education and “All Eyes on Texas” in Evolution News).  A third idea undermined by these articles is that only creationists think there are weaknesses with Darwin’s theory.    The scientists complaining about the tree of life are not creationists.  We’ve heard from them before: Bapteste and Doolittle wrote two years ago in PNAS that the tree of life is a myth (02/01/2007).  In addition, The Telegraph quoted Dr. John Dupre, philosopher of biology at Exeter University, saying “If there is a tree of life it’s a small irregular structure growing out of the web of life.”  The article claims that other scientists have axe in hand: “Having uprooted the tree of unicellular life biologists are now taking their axes to the remaining branches.”  Bapteste acknowledges it sounds scary at first, but sees the conceptual revolution as a chance for biologists to free their minds.    Doolittle downplayed the revolution a little: “We should relax a bit on this,” he said.  “We understand evolution pretty well it’s just it is more complex than Darwin imagined.  The tree isn’t the only pattern.”  Maybe he is not wanting to play the role of revolutionary.  Dupre, however, is wielding his axe with gusto: “It’s part of a revolutionary change in biology.  Our standard model of evolution is under enormous pressure.”  He envisions an evolutionary model full of mergers and collaborations, not a branching tree.  The article then quotes Michael Rose, an evolutionary biologist at UC Irvine, saying, “The tree of life is being politely buried – we all know that.”  The public apparently doesn’t know that.  He went on with a more dramatic statement: “What’s less accepted is our whole fundamental view of biology needs to change.”    Like bombshells increasing in intensity, the article went on to admit that Darwin’s theory has been “no stranger to controversy.”  Pro-Darwin scientists must gag on this last line: “It has played a key role in the much larger debate with creationists who are convinced life on Earth is so complex it could only have come about from intelligent design – in other words, the hand of God.”  This after Bapteste said, “The tree of life was useful.  It helped us to understand evolution was real.  But now we know more about evolution it’s time to move on.”  This implies that useful things can be false.  One must also ask, “useful to whom” and “to what extent are conclusions drawn from false premises reliable?”    The New Scientist piece is lengthier.  The cover shouts, “Darwin Was Wrong: Cutting Down the Tree of Life” displayed against a picture of a tree.  This is quite a turnabout for this usually staunchly pro-Darwin magazine, which had just published last month a list of the best evidences for evolution from 2008.  To be sure, it does not question the idea of evolution or common ancestry, but it did give Bapteste and Doolittle favorable coverage.  Quoting Bapteste that “We have no evidence that the tree of life is a reality,” Graham Lawton (features editor of New Scientist) agreed this is revolutionary stuff: “That bombshell has even persuaded some that our fundamental view of biology needs to change.”    The article discussed the history of this major controversy.  It came to a head in 2006, Lawton reported, with the discovery of pervasive horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between organisms – “everything from E. coli to elephants.”  Not all scientists agree: “The debate remains polarised today.”  Some scientists believe a tree signal can still be discerned in the genes.  But the fact that there is a controversy supports the claim of Texans for Better Science Education that there are strengths and weaknesses in evolutionary theory that should not be shielded from students.    “Meanwhile, those who would chop down the tree of life continue to make progress,” Lawton continued.  Would he end with a victory for the traditional Darwinian consensus?  Not by page 2 of 4: “Surprisingly, HGT also turns out to be the rule rather than the exception in the third great domain of life, the eukaryotes.”  He investigated the tree-scrambling theory of endosymbiosis – the engulfing of one organism by another, a kind of Hegelian dialectic in biology.  By page 3, Lawton was offering rebuttals and counter-rebuttals.  At the end of the page it appeared to be a standoff with Darwin still the winner by the slightest of half-time leads:Nobody is arguing – yet – that the tree concept has outlived its usefulness in animals and plants.  While vertical descent is no longer the only game in town, it is still the best way of explaining how multicellular organisms are related to one another – a tree of 51 per cent, maybe.  In that respect, Darwin’s vision has triumphed: he knew nothing of micro-organisms and built his theory on the plants and animals he could see around him.    Even so, it is clear that the Darwinian tree is no longer an adequate description of how evolution in general works.  “If you don’t have a tree of life, what does it mean for evolutionary biology?” asks Bapteste.It means evolution is still true but the tree metaphor has problems – that’s all, Lawton intimated.  Relax; “Both he [Bapteste] and Doolittle are at pains to stress that downgrading the tree of life doesn’t mean that the theory of evolution is wrong – just that evolution is not as tidy as we would like to believe. Some evolutionary relationships are tree-like; many others are not.”    But that was just the lull before the next battering ram.  Page 4 ends on the side of the revolution.  He quotes Dupre and Rose arguing that our fundamental view of biology needs to change.  If this is a bad time to demote Darwin, so be it: “Biology is vastly more complex than we thought, he [Rose] says, and facing up to this complexity will be as scary as the conceptual upheavals physicists had to take on board in the early 20th century.  If he is right, the tree concept could become biology’s equivalent of Newtonian mechanics: revolutionary and hugely successful in its time, but ultimately too simplistic to deal with the messy real world.”    Two sidebars illustrate empirical problems with the tree.  Hybridization and “natural chimeras” found in living examples show that genetic information can cross lineages.  This scrambles any attempt to find a common ancestry.  The last word goes to a Graham Syvanen, whose experiments showed that sea squirts appear to have unrelated branches of ancestral genes.  “We’ve just annihilated the tree of life,” he exclaimed.  “It’s not a tree any more, it’s a different topology entirely.  What would Darwin have made of that?”Insult to Injury:  In an unrelated piece in Newsweek, Sharon Begley attempted a “renaissance of heresy” – supplying evidence that Lamarckism might be right after all.  What would Darwin have made of that?  “Alas, poor Darwin,” her article began.  The birthday party is not going well.  Whether or not Lamarckism is justifiable to explain the evidence she presented, “the last word on inheritance and evolution has not been written,” she concluded.Talk about a gift in time.  Texans for Better Science Education should mass-produce reprints of these articles and give them to everyone on the school board, everyone in the audience, and put posters with quotes on the wall.  No weakness in Darwin’s theory?  No debate over evolution?  No controversy?  Just a bunch of disguised creationists with religious motivations trying to throw rotten tomatoes at our beloved statue of Darwin?    Don’t underestimate the significance of this revolution.  Without a tree of life, Darwin’s central doctrine is undermined.  The tree of life metaphor represented Darwin’s attempt to unify all of biology into an explanatory framework.  If we don’t know who is related to whom, and what came from what, all hope of unifying biology in a law-driven, naturalistic framework is called into doubt.  Doolittle and Bapteste talk about a web of life, but that’s creationism.  A web has no root.  The information is all there; it is just shared.  Where did the information come from?  Darwin said it all had a common origin in a warm little pond, took root, and branched progressively outward into a glorious tree.  If that metaphor is being replaced by a web, where is the designing spider?    There are other problems.  They pulled a coup but provided no new administration.  They cut down the tree but still want to use the lumber.  Sorry; it’s too rotten for anything but firewood.  There is no Einstein on the horizon to rescue biology from its empirical catastrophe.  The comparison to physics in the early 20th century is apt, but analogies are always imperfect.  It is doubtful Darwin could retain the honor of a Newton if his core belief has been falsified.  No fig Newtons on this tree.  Notice also that neither Darwin nor the revolutionary brigade of evolutionary biologists has a clue where complexity comes from (re-read the 10/29/2004 entry).  Phillip Johnson hammered the Darwinists for years for failing to provide evidence that natural selection had the creative power to build eyes, wings, and complex organs.  An explanation for that is just as lacking in the words of these revolutionaries.  Where are they going to get the genetic information to build eyes and wings?  From horizontal gene transfer?  From hybridization?  From symbiosis?  Come on; you cannot get blood out of a turnip.  Information can only be shared and modified if it is already present.  Intelligent causation still stands as the best explanation for the origin of specified complexity in nature.    Meanwhile, the tree goes on among those who don’t know a revolution has occurred.  Origins Blog, Science Magazine’s running tribute to Darwin, reported how Cambridge University projected Darwinian images on the facade of the building.  Amid church bells and lights, did anyone catch the irony of their caption: ‘Above, a graying Darwin ponders the tree of life….”  He looked very sad.    It’s amusing to read the comments to the New Scientist article.  One reader worried that the article would invite creationists to lampoon evolution said, “You know that wall of Science articles (mostly NS) at the Creationist Museum NewScientist published an article about?  This cover [with “Darwin Was Wrong” over a tree] will probably be the A1 sized, gilt and framed centerpiece before the week is out.”  And your point is?  Why not?  Gnashing of teeth does not change the facts.  We think it would look especially nice to the right of an A1-size poster of National Geographic’s Nov 2004 cover, “Was Darwin Wrong?”Update 01/23/2009: The vote on the Texas proposal to retain the “strengths and weaknesses” provision in the state science standards was a tie (7-7) yesterday.  This means it was defeated.  This vote therefore falls within a trend of many votes and court decisions about academic freedom on the teaching of origins that were defeated by the narrowest of margins, like 4-3 in the Louisiana balanced-treatment case, or by one lone judge (as with Judge Jones in Dover, Pennsylvania).  Reporters ran to their offices declaring this a “big victory” for evolution and a defeat for “creationists” (actually, a motley group of Darwin doubters and supporters of academic freedom).  Robert Roy Britt in Live Science, for instance, announced that “A decision Thursday by the Texas State Board of Education is a big defeat for proponents of creationism and others who would like to see evolution presented in school as a weak theory that has viable competing alternatives.”  He continued, “The tie means the measure was defeated, so evolution can continue to be taught as the very strong scientific theory that it is.”  He crowed that “evolution is about as solid a theory as there is.  The idea that all creatures have evolved, and that humans are descended from other primates, is supported by evidence from various fields.”  Advocates of the “strengths and weakness” language, he said, “are people with religious and political agendas” (implying no such motivations or agendas on the other side, a common way the pro-evolutionists spin the issue as science vs. religion, though very involved politically themselves).    It would seem that scientific evidence of weaknesses in evolution, even from secular sources as presented by Bapteste and Doolittle, will henceforth be disallowed in Texas schools after two decades of the successful “strengths and weaknesses” policy.  However, after most of the reporters left the room, the board continued to discuss policies related to the teaching of evolution.  Two other votes by the school board, passed by large margins, affirmed that students should learn to analyze and evaluate scientific evidence for evolution (see Evolution News #1, #2, and #3).  Dr. John West of the Discovery Institute called this “one step back, two steps forward” for those wanting to keep the controversies over evolution open to scrutiny.  “The new evolution standards are a huge advance over the previous language, and are a great victory for parents, teachers, and students who want good science education in the state of Texas,” he said, chiding the reporters who rushed to judgment.Look how close these votes can get: seven to seven!  If you don’t get involved, and speak out, the liars in the Darwin Party, with the power of the media and their political action committees, will continue to spin this issue their way and push their agenda.  Read the commentary from 12/16/2008 again to realize again just how lopsided the reporting is, and how intolerant the Darwinists are.  It is literally shocking.  It is past time for righteous indignation.  Take that indignation to the point of driving the lying rascals out of the castle they usurped from the citizens (02/01/2007 commentary).  The Darwiniacs worship their idol but don’t listen to him.  He said, “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question”—Charles Darwin.  Who are the real followers of that intuitively-obvious, scientifically-sound principle?  You would think the scientific institutions would immortalize those words in stone and embed them in their P&P Manuals, but no!  It takes morally upright citizens to hold their feet to the fire of what should be their own core values.  Incredible.Exercise:  Which logical fallacy is committed in the following statement: “You oppose the scientific institutions on this issue.  You are obviously anti-science.”(Visited 54 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

NZ beat Boks, win Rugby Championship

first_imgA willingness to run the ballSurprisingly, in the early going, both teams showed a willingness to run the ball. It was an approach that did not waver throughout the contest. After winning a South African throw-in and making effective use of an overlap, they set Read free to run in a try down the left that took the Kiwis nine points clear. Barritt added two more with the conversion to put New Zealand 38-27 ahead. The crowd lost some of its volume. 5 October 2013 New Zealand replyWith 25 minutes on the clock, New Zealand crossed the South African try line for a second time. After keeping the ball alive down the left flank when their attack looked like it had run out of steam, Sam Whitelock made ground deep into the Springboks’ 22 before Liam Messam crashed over from close range, with Read helping to drive him over. Cruden’s conversion brought the Kiwis to within a point of the Springboks. South Africa were a little stronger in the set scrums, but not enough to make a discernible difference to the match, while the Kiwis fared surprisingly well at lineout time, turning over some South African throw-ins and effectively stopping a number of Springbok drives at their try line. The All Blacks hit back quickly after Andrew Hore released Kieran Read on the right before Ben Smith, with a sharp sidestep inside, beat the South African defence and crossed for a superb try. Aaron Cruden added the extras to make it South Africa 3, New Zealand 7. “When you play the Springboks, you have to give everything to try and win the game and we had to dig pretty deep,” All Black skipper Richie McCaw said after his 120th test. With only a quarter of the game gone, the Springboks had half the tries they needed for a bonus point. Sadly, the two-try hero, Habana, had to leave the field only minutes later after tweaking a hamstring, with Jan Serfontein coming on in his place. New Zealand had never won by more than three points at Ellis Park. This time they won by 11 to record only their fourth win in 12 tests at the ground and victory in the 2013 Castle Lager Rugby Championship. The Kiwis nearly paid for some sloppy play as they attacked. when Bryan Habana latched onto a poor pass from Israel Dagg. The speedy winger hacked the ball through to almost on the All Blacks’ 22, but was then beaten by the bounce, which allowed Ben Smith to recover possession. Eben Etzebeth next brought the crowd to their feet with a galloping run down the left hand touchline. However, he gave away the ball when he tried to find support. Conrad Smith kicked ahead, forcing South Africa back into their 22. The Springboks then moved the ball to the right and Willie le Roux almost went over for his second and South Africa’s fourth try, but knocked on in a tackle by two defenders. Record-equalling tryUndaunted, the Springboks brought the massive crowd to life when Bryan Habana scored his 16th try of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship to equal the record of Christian Cullen. The All Blacks stood firm, but the home side moved the ball first right and then left. When Liam Messam gave away a penalty by preventing the ball being released, he was yellow carded. Willie le Roux wasn’t done, though, and he set De Villiers off on an impressive run into the New Zealand 22. De Villiers spilled the ball in a tackle, however, and the All Blacks countered effectively through Ben Smith, taking play into South African territory. Captain Jean de Villiers said at the post-match presentation: “Rugby is about attack and defence and unfortunately our defence wasn’t up to it tonight.” Eighthman Duane Vermeulen set up Habana by busting through the New Zealand defensive line before skipping Jean de Villiers with his pass to find Habana on the overlap. South Africa’s record try scorer went over under the uprights and Steyn converted to make it South Africa 10, New Zealand 7. Then, controversy. One of the assistant referees reported to referee Nigel Owens that Dane Coles, who had taken over from Andrew Hore, was not on the team sheet. A New Zealand official said it was a typing error, but Keven Mealamu, it should be pointed out, does not look much Dane Coles when written down. After some consultation, the match continued. Excellent footworkThe potential kick at goal was from right in front and only five metres out, but the Boks ran it and Willie le Roux showed excellent footworkto pry open a gap and go over for a try. Steyn converted to edge South Africa one point in front. Coach Heynecke Meyer’s charges looked confident and were making plenty of running after coming through the early pressure put on by the All Blacks. From the set piece, South Africa put New Zealand under pressure and referee Nigel Owens, after no advantage had been won by the Springboks, awarded the home team a penalty for the 2011 World Cup winners going offside. Flyhalf Morne Steyn kicked the easy penalty to put the Boks 3-0 in front.center_img With the ball directly in front of the uprights, only five metres out, Beauden Barritt, on for Cruden, knocked over the kick to make the score South Africa 22, New Zealand 24. With half-time closing in, the Springboks lost flanker Willem Alberts to an injury. He was carted off the field and replaced by Siya Kolisi. Using the width of the field well, Francois Louw beat Read and forced Ben Smith to move inwards to help the eighthman tackle Louw. The Springbok fetcher put Habana into the clear with a beautiful pass and Habana then beat the last man in defence, Ben Smith, with a kick and chase to take South Africa’s tally to 15. Steyn was unsuccessful in his attempt to convert the five-pointer. With only four minutes remaining, Le Roux intercepted a pass by substitute Steven Luatua. He sprinted towards the try line and looked for all money to be in for the try. Barritt, though, put in a fine try-saving tackle, forcing Le Roux’s right foot onto the touchline only five metres out. The Springboks remained out of bonus point winning position. There was bright start to the game from the All Blacks, who won back the kick off and forced the Springboks deep into their 22 metre area. The most anticipated rugby test of the year was played in ideal conditions and both teams responded by playing positive, running rugby that produced nine tries, five of them to the All Blacks. Sucker punchShortly after that, New Zealand lost prop Ben Franks for 10 minutes for a swinging arm to the head of Coenie Oosthuizen. With 14 men on the field, though, they hit the Springboks with a sucker punch. Early in the second half, South Africa were awarded a kickable penalty after scrumhalf Fourie du Preez was tackled without the ball. Instead of having a shot at goal, though, Morne Steyn kicked for the corner. This time the Boks created some momentum as they drove forward from the lineout. The hooter sounded, but the All Blacks turned over possession and chose to counter-attack and not kick the ball out. Steve Hansen’s charges took the ball wide down the left and when Hore found Messam wide on the touchline the flanker broke back inside to beat the cover defence and score New Zealand’s third try. Cruden added the conversion, making it South Africa 15, New Zealand 21 at the break. Captain’s tryThe All Blacks then breathed a sigh of relief after captain Jean de Villliers charged a clearance kick down deep in New Zealand territory. Etzebeth, though, turned over possession from the resulting lineout and captain De Villiers bowled over Barritt to score a bonus-point try out on the right. Steyn was unsuccessful with his conversion, leaving South Africa three points ahead. Time upStill, both team chased more, with both threatening to add further tries, but time had run out. Barritt, however, quickly made up for his missed tackle by slipping three tackles and going over for the bonus point try that clinched the Rugby Championship for New Zealand. When he converted his own try, the men from the Land of the Long White Cloud led by four points, 31-27. A sweeping move down the right flank opened up some space for Willie le Roux, who chipped the fullback, but Aaron Smith, on cover defence for New Zealand, prevented the immediate danger by gathering the ball and conceding a five metre scrum after dotting down behind his own try line. New Zealand clinched the 2013 Castle Lager Rugby Championship title at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday evening after an exhilarating and somewhat controversial 38-27 victory over South Africa in front of a passionate crowd of 63 888. Fielding kicksTheir other problem area occurred in the fielding of kicks, both from hand and at kick off time. The All Blacks came away with the ball more often than the Boks when the ball had been in the air, and were more effective at the restarts. The Springboks showed they could crack open the usually sound New Zealand defence, but their defence was found wanting on the day and was one of two disappointing features of their performance. Not long after the kick off, the Springboks and Habana had their second try and the star winger a Championship record. Ma’a Nonu then twisted his way over the South African try line after the home team’s defence had been broken out wide, but the decision on the grounding of the ball had to be taken by the television match official. The replay revealed an outstanding try-saving tackle by Kolisi. New Zealand, though, had won a penalty for the Springboks being offside.last_img read more

Mens Soccer Ohio States season comes to an end with 31 loss

Ohio State junior defender Osman Fofanah dribbles past Rutgers defenders during the second half of the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 3-2. Credit: Cody Mefferd | For the LanternThe Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-15-2, 0-8-1 Big Ten) saw one of the toughest seasons in program history come to an end on Saturday afternoon at the hands of Northwestern (6-8-5, 1-5-3 Big Ten) in the No. 8-No. 9 seed matchup in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament. The Buckeyes went ahead early in the 17th minute on a goal from redshirt junior forward Jake Scheper, his second goal of the season.Scheper took a pass from junior defender Osman Fofanah and volleyed a lob shot past Northwestern’s sophomore goalkeeper Miha Miskovic. It was all Northwestern from there on out. The Wildcats found three goals from their midfield to seal the victory. Junior midfielder Sean Lynch, senior midfielder Camden Buescher and junior midfielder Matt Moderwell tallied the goals for Northwestern.Buescher and Moderwell are the two leading scorers for the Wildcats, and they provided the punch that is expected from them, as they iced the game with goals in the 78th minute and 88th minute respectively. Ohio State took the early lead not only on the scoreboard, but on the stat sheet. The Buckeyes outshot Northwestern 7-4 in the opening 45 minutes. Five minutes after the Scheper goal, Northwestern found the equalizer when Lynch scored his first goal of the season to tie it at 1-1. Despite the match being tied at the half, the opening 45 minutes seemed to put the Buckeyes in a good position to win just their second match of the season, allowing them to live and fight another day. Saturday’s match turned out to be a tale of two halves. Northwestern found its footing and pulled away from the Buckeyes, outscoring Ohio State 2-0 in the second half and outshooting the Buckeyes 7-5. Miskovic and Ohio State redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried both made three saves on the afternoon. Northwestern will advance to play No. 1 seed Indiana in the Big Ten quarterfinals. read more

Barcelona to wait for next summer to launch full bid for

first_imgThe Spanish giants Barcelona have finally given up on their chase for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer having seen that United won’t sell the World Cup winner before the summer transfer window closes by month end.The France international who is valued at around £89million, has three years left on his £290,000-a-week contract.Barcelona had offered Manchester United £50m plus two players was rejected out of hand to secure Paul Pogba. However, Express Uk reports that United are unlikely to entertain a January bid for the 25-year-old, which means that Barcelona will have to wait until the end of the season.Pogba fueled the conversation concerning his relationship with his club Mourinho last Friday night’s after win over Leicester by hinting all is not well between himself and Jose Mourinho. However, Mourinho trashed the speculation of a rift with the player saying:Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“The truth is we are together for two years and a couple of weeks and I’ve never been so happy with [Pogba] as I am now, that’s the truth,”“I cannot demand more from him, I cannot ask more from him, he came here on a Monday, trained three days, I asked for his support for his contribution in an important match for us when the team had difficulties.“He did it better and for more time than we could expect, when he says he did it for the fans and for the team is exactly what I want, is exactly what I demand from my players.“He’s working well, playing well, he does for the fans, he does for the team and that’s what I want, to play for the team and I couldn’t be happier than what I am.”last_img read more

January transfer window Marcelo reveals United to fill two gaps in

first_imgLeeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa says the club will find it better if they utilize the January transfer window to bring in new faces.The gaffer who was previously relaxed about signing new players says he will appreciate if replacements come in for Samuel Saiz who is now on loan at Getafe and Pablo Hernandez who is improvising for players on injury.Speaking in Friday’s press conference as obtained by Leeds live, Bielsa played down the possibility of several new players arriving.“I don’t think that many players will come in,” he said. “And I couldn’t tell you if actually there’s a player who will come or not.Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“If the club can get players who are better than the ones we already have come and in the position where we suffered some injuries, for example Samu Saiz left, Pablo [Hernandez] now plays as a playmaker and we need a winger.“If players come, it will be better. And if nobody comes we will finish the season with the players we have and we trust all of the players we have.“From what I know the position of the club is if we bring a player in, it has to be a player that improves the group.”last_img read more

Digicel Donates To TCI Diabetic Association

first_img Related Items:digicel, donates, tci diabetic association, world diabe TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWednesday, November 18th, 2015 – Providenciales – In honour of World Diabetes Day, which took place on November 14th, and in the spirit of goodwill, Digicel donated much needed patient supplies to the TCI Diabetic Association. The supplies, which consisted of Glucose & Ketone meters, testing stripes and Glucose control solutions, were handed over, on November 16th, to Ms. Angela Williams and Nurse Elaine Clare of the association, who were most appreciative of the gesture by Digicel.“We, of the Diabetic Association, are truly grateful for the gift of the Glucometers and strips that we received from Digicel. We know that there are diabetics in need of meters, so we will forward the meters to them. Once again, thanks very much for your generosity,” remarked Nurse Elaine Clare, President, TCI Diabetic Association.Digicel Head of Marketing, Ms. Trina Adams, said: “Digicel is always looking for ways to give back and help those in need in our communities, whether it’s through donation like this one, or through community events, we truly believe that it is important for us to play our part in the TCI. Diabetics is a huge health issue here in the TCI and around the world, the supplies are enough for four patients, and we truly do hope that our small gesture goes a long way in assisting those patients to live the best possible life.”Digicel also sponsored the recent Wrightfully Fit Charity Walk/Run, which took place on Saturday, November 14th, in support of the Diabetic Association. Several Digicel team members came out to run in full support of the charity. Digicel encourages everyone throughout the TCI to take all necessary steps to ensure that they live a long, happy and healthy life as best they can. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands Thousands without power in TCIlast_img read more