At The Finish Line…Top five reasons Richard Sherman was wrong!

first_imgSeattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Where Only the Truth MattersI promise you this will be my last word on the Richard Sherman side show, but here are the top five reasons Sherman was wrong with his over the top, outspoken and insulting behavior:#5 ~ He played into the stereotype that White America already has about young African-American men.Bill Neal#4 ~ So you made a great play. That’s what you’re paid to do. Act like you’ve been there before.#3 ~ Yes, he was excited.  Could he have been any more excited than Santonio Holmes after his Super Bowl catch, or Willie Parker after his Super Bowl run or any number of great athletes caught in the moment.#2 ~ Of course he’s not a thug and it should not be suggested he is, but if you’re a Stanford University graduate with a 4.0 GPA, act like it.#1 ~  Talk all the smack you want between the lines, but on camera, real men act like real men!YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more

Pakistani cricketer ties the knot with Indian girl in Dubai

first_imgAdvertisement 1dgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsafx72l4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E67on( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9gye9Would you ever consider trying this?😱c1wCan your students do this? 🌚4m3g3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali got married to Shamia Arzoo, an Indian national in Dubai on Tuesday. The 25-year-old had posted a picture of himself on Twitter quoting “last night as a bachelor” and fans took no time to share his wedding photos and videos on social media. Ali also shared a video of his “mehndi night” in the middle of the desert, where the Pakistan international was seen doing his signature wicket-taking celebration.Advertisement Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, (also the wife of Shoaib Malik) was among the first of many to congratulate Ali via Twitter. The Pakistani fast bowler had even invited Indian cricketers on his wedding ceremony and had stated that he would be happy if they turned up. His wife, Shamia, reportedly is from the state of Haryana. She is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi. Hasan Ali is now the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get married with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik.Advertisement Ali, who has nine Tests and 53 ODIs under his belt, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s 2017 Champions Trophy triumph over India in the final. However, his form has surprisingly plummeted in the past few years. The 25-year-old struggled at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales and was dropped from the team’s playing eleven midway through the tournament.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Finalists set for Championship Rounball Weekend

first_imgRed Dog advanced to the championship against red-hot Bia Boro.Bia Boro defeating Real Nelson in quarterfinal action, stomped Jackson’s Hole 7-1 in the other semi final.Bia Boro, getting a few key players back for playoffs, scored four times in the first half before coasting to the victory.Saturday, in Men’s Open Old Dogs advanced to the final after edging Nelson Selects 3-2.Old Dogs meet defending playoff champion Hume Innkeepers after the victors advanced to the final by scoring a shootout win over Oso Negro.The Men’s Open Final is slated for Saturday at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Pitch/Sunday, the Ladies Rec Championship will be decided starting at 2:30 p.m. The Men’s Masters Final follows at 4 p.m. The finalists have been determined following Semi Final Weekend in the Adult Outdoor Soccer Leagues.In the Ladies Rec League, surprising Red Dog advanced to the final against Dirty Dozen after scoring an upset shootout victory over Wild Cats Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.Red Dog, finishing third in the regular season standings, scored the tying goal late in the contest to force the shootout.Meanwhile, Dirty Dozen had an easy time againsat Selkirk Eyecare winning by a 6-0 score.In Men’s Masters, regular season champion Red Dog held off a valiant charge by defending champ Retallack to advance to the final with a 6-5 victory.last_img read more

Ugandan Female Drug Convict, 24, ‘Dying in Prison’

first_imgCredible reports gathered by the Daily Observer say a Ugandan woman, Shirat Nalwadda, who was sentenced to 4 years in jail to be served in her homeland, is “slowly dying,” after she was transferred  from the Monrovia Central Prison to a cell in Bomi County.It is not clear what is causing her ill-heath, but the source said her health had deteriorated to the extent that she does not eat anymore.She was found guilty in early 2014 and sentenced to jail in her homeland, Uganda, by then Criminal Court ‘C’ Judge Blamo Dixon on the commission of the crimes of unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drugs in Liberia.In that ruling, Judge Dixon declared that “The defendant is hereby adjudged guilty of the said crime, and she is hereby further sentenced to imprisonment for the period of four consecutive years with immediate effect. The defendant is also hereby ordered to be deported from Liberia through diplomatic channels to serve her sentence in the Republic of Uganda.”That order was intended for the Liberian government to immediately deport her to serve her prison term in her country.  But a source told the Daily Observer, “Unfortunately the Liberian government has failed to honor the decision of its own court, something which many consider as a “bad precedent,” between two separate and equal branches of government.”When her defense attorney was contacted yesterday, he could neither confirm nor deny the report but instead admitted that since she was transferred from Monrovia to the Bomi cell, the outbreak of the Ebola virus caused the Liberian government to send all female prisoners to Bomi, while male inmates remained in Monrovia.  He had never visited her since then, he admitted.“If her condition is deteriorating I believe it, because I was the only one who used to visit her at Monrovia Central Prison and also take food to her there,” Atty. Elisha T. Forekeyoh stated.“She does not eat rice as we do in Liberia.  The only foods that she eats are spaghetti, plantain, banana, tomato and fruits and whenever she needed food she would usually call me.”Shirat Nalwadda, 24, a native of Uganda, was arrested at the Roberts International Airport on November 30, 2013 with 1.2 kilograms of heroin found in her luggage which the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) put at a street value of US $30,000, an equivalent of LD2,400,000.She was charged with unlawful possession, trafficking and distribution of narcotic drugs and subsequently indicted by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County on December 11, 2013. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Holloway wants summer of ins and outs at QPR

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesIan Holloway reiterated his determination to revamp QPR’s squad after they ended a miserable season with a 4-0 defeat at Norwich. The result, Rangers’ seventh loss in eight matches, meant they finished 18th in the Championship – the club’s lowest placing for 10 years.Now manager Holloway is keen to bring in new faces.“It’s all about the people we bring. I’ve got to get them right,” he said.“I’m old enough to know that it’s not about today. It’s all about pre-season, it’s about getting the scouting network to find us some new different faces.“If I can move some things in and out it’ll be a joy to be able to try to get better than we have been.”Rangers were soundly beaten at Carrow Road and Holloway admitted the scoreline could have been even more embarrassing, but he defended the effort of his players.“I don’t think my lads didn’t try, but we were nowhere near,” he said.“We had one or two efforts, but that was one game too much for the squad, with the injuries we had.“It just proved a huge learning curve for the people we have got in there and it was probably too much for them on the day.”See also:QPR end season with another dismal defeatNorwich v QPR player ratingsQPR need two more transfer windows – HollowayMackie offered new contract by QPRHolloway bemoans change to loan system   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Foodspotting: Foursquare meets Food Porn

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Founded by Adaptive Path UI designer Alexa Andrzejewski and Get Satisfaction engineer Ted Grubb, Foodspotting lets users upload photos of their favorite dishes along with a restaurant address. In Posterous-style fashion, you can also email your finds to [email protected] From here you can rate dishes and users, add additional details, earn reputation points and follow places, dishes and community members. The difference between Foodspotting and Yelp is that every review is a positive one. Instead of showcasing restaurant rants, Foodspotting offers a visual menu of customer favorites. ReadWriteWeb got an early look at the duo’s upcoming iPhone application. Set for release in early 2010, foodies will be awarded points for their uploads as well as the particular foods they’ve tried. In Foursquare, users become the “Mayor” of a particular establishment, but in Foodspotting users become the “Champion” of their favorite dishes. And because so many towns are famous for a particular dish, you’re likely to see stiff competition for the “Champion” of Maine lobster or Chicago hot dogs. Users will also compete to collect dishes through scavenger hunts and a food passport system. In the future, as we begin to record more dishes, the system will amass our flavor profiles. These profiles will later form the basis for a dish-related recommendation system. While the mobile application will not hit the market for at least a month, Foodspotting is well on its way to offering salivating diners a chance to discover nearby favorites on a per-dish basis. To register for the site’s early alpha visit foodspotting.com/ilovefood. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… After eating the best meal of your life, it’s hard to forget the experience. It’s not unusual for individuals to spend a decade in search of the perfect New York-style pizza in California or the best ramen in London. At this level of obsession, you simply can’t be satiated by reading menus or scouring the blurry restaurant pictures and user-generated diatribes of regular review sites. Whether you’ve got a fixation on fresh lobster ragoût or a hankering for hickory smoked ham, Foodspotting lets hungry users peruse through what can only be described as food porn. last_img read more

No regrets for Perez, Lyceum after finals loss: ‘It was a good experience for us’

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But this season was when everything materialized for Lyceum, completing one of the biggest turns in the local collegiate scene after sweeping the eliminations and establishing itself as a legitimate title contender.Perez was also a key cog in making that shift a reality, matching his hype with a Season Most Valuable Player after averaging 19.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.9 steals.The Pangasinense forward continued that tear in the Finals, where he anchored the surprise top-seed Pirates in the tussle against the Red Lions and averaged 23.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals.Unfortunately, Lyceum settled for second place.However, the 23-year-old Perez argued that the Pirates have nothing to be ashamed about with how they fared this year.ADVERTISEMENT “When we’re winning, we didn’t let go of each other. The change started in all of us and that culture will not change. Even though our season is over, we won’t leave each other,” he said.And rather than be down, Perez noted that these hardships will just make the Lyceum bond stronger as it seeks to bounce back strong next season.“We won’t promise anything, but we’ll just continue playing our game. After this, tomorrow will be the start of Season 94 for all of us,” he said. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Tankoua wins NCAA Finals MVP in comeback season Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt may come as a surprise, but CJ Perez still had a smile on his face as he exited Smart Araneta Coliseum Thursday nightAnd he had every reason to still feel happy despite the Finals loss, seeing how big of a turnaround Lyceum pulled off this NCAA Season 93.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next “We’re happy because we gave it our best,” said Perez said in Filipino after the Pirates ended their perfect 18-0 season with a runner up finish, losing to San Beda, 82-92 in Game 2.Failing to cap off the historic eliminations romp with a title seems like a disappointment, but Perez said Lyceum can still hold its head high knowing that the result of coach Topex Robinson’s culture change exceeded everyone’s expectations.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 shutout“We don’t regret anything. Even though we lost, at least we gave it our all. We failed, but it was a good experience for us,” said PerezJoining the NCAA in 2011, the Pirates paid their dues going from cellar-dwellers to dark horses. Even up until last year, their 6-12 finish came with the ignominy of being the lone squad to lose to erstwhile-winless St. Benilde.last_img read more

Video: Notre Dame’s Sheldon Day Had An Amazing Moment With His Mother On The Field For Senior Day

first_imgSheldon Day and his mother on Notre Dame senior day.Twitter/@timringTVNotre Dame hosts its senior day today in South Bend, and when it was Sheldon Day’s turn to greet his mother on the field, things got pretty emotional. Day’s mom couldn’t quite wait for him to hit midfield, so she jogs up to meet him, the two do a special handshake, and then emotionally embraced. It was a fantastic moment:Sheldon Day’s mom doesn’t wait for her son at midfield. Great Senior Day moment at Notre Dame Stadium pic.twitter.com/9vSKZ4PJPK— Tim Ring (@timringTV) November 14, 2015Notre Dame leads Wake Forest 21-0 early in the second quarter.last_img

Foreign students allege abuse of PEI business immigration system

first_imgCHARLOTTETOWN – The 24-year-old Chinese man sits down at a living room table in Charlottetown, and begins to fill a page of legal-sized paper with diagrams and notes.He is explaining life as an employee at two businesses set up under P.E.I.’s controversial business immigration system.First, there was the trading company that required he pay high-priced rent of $1,500 for a small apartment belonging to the firm’s owner, largely using up his $2,000 salary, he says, drawing arrows back and forth on the page.He shows each bank transaction for the payments on his smart phone.Then, there was the more recent job at a service firm, where the owner asked him to return about $500 monthly of his salary, he added, drawing a circle around the “two hours a day,” to emphasize what he’d be returning in cash.“When I refused, they just fired me,” he said during an interview. “I felt angry about that. They promised me that I would be hired until December … I need the job experience to apply (for Canadian permanent residency).”Each job became a disillusioning blow for a young immigrant who couldn’t rely on anyone back in China to send him cash. Without money, he ate modestly and took a graveyard shift job at a hotel to survive, he says. Recently, he says he found a job with a company that isn’t asking him for money.He is one of two international students interviewed by The Canadian Press who say the alleged abuses occurred at two different startup firms created by immigrants who came to the Island through the provincial nominee program since it was redesigned five years ago.Both Chinese students spoke on the condition of anonymity, saying they feared losing their current jobs and ostracization in P.E.I.’s close-knit Asian community for speaking about a program that’s brought hundreds to the Island’s small but growing immigrant communities.A third foreign student at the University of Prince Edward Island says he too gives a portion of his pay back to his employer, but does it willingly.“If I don’t give the money back to them, they will hire some local better workers, better than me, then I don’t get to stay in P.E.I. anymore. I really like this place, therefore I am willing to do this with my employer,” he wrote in an email.All three foreign students say the practice is not isolated, and they have friends who have felt pressure to do the same thing — or have agreed to the practice.“Lots of my classmates did this before and some are doing it now. But all for the same reason. We want our permanent residency card, to stay in Canada, have a better life and future. We can make those money back later,” wrote the third student.The Canadian Press is not naming the companies involved so as not to identify the employees.The provincial nominee businesses are set up after the would-be immigrants commit to a minimum investment of $150,000 and annual spending of at least $75,000.If companies operate for an agreed period of time, usually a year, the province may refund the $150,000 business escrow deposit.The province has said the program has gradually helped attract a fresh wave of much-needed people to the Island and is resulting in some success stories, even if last year over half of all the 269 applicants forfeited their deposit and never opened a business.However, critics have argued the system — referred to on the Island as “PNP” businesses — has a poor track record in retaining immigrants, and is encouraging business immigrants to use the Island as a side-door entry point to larger Canadian centres. Meanwhile, the province has collected $18 million last year in forfeitures — roughly equivalent to half of this year’s increase in infrastructure spending.The two students interviewed say one dark side to the program is that some entrepreneurs may look for various methods of reducing or retaining their required expenses — such as telling young people in need of work to hand back some of their wages.For the second student, a young woman in her 20s who asked to be driven to a restaurant so she’s not spotted speaking to a reporter, the practice of being asked for about $300 of her pay to be returned in cash was identical to the first student.She said she had initially found work in the fast food sector after graduating from UPEI, but the money was better at a PNP company.She said she agreed to give the owners back about $300 monthly, about an eighth of her wages, in cash, and that she felt sullied by the practice.“I don’t like this but it’s hard for me to find another job at that time,” she said.At Robbie’s Store on University Avenue in Charlottetown, Dexter Liu, an international student from China who recently graduated from UPEI, sits at the counter of a shop created under the provincial nominee program.The shop sells an array of toy tops, along with an assortment of hardware items ranging from hammers to tape. Its wares are extremely similar to goods sold at a store next door owned by another provincial nominee.Liu said he made five sales that day, about typical for most of his shifts.“More and more Chinese people come here, and improve the economy of P.E.I. But some of provincial nominee program (candidates), to be honest, stay here for one year and then they move to another place,” he said.Asked about whether students must agree to give back their wages, he said that’s not the case and that his boss gives him his full wages and pays for gas expenses for out-of-town trips.“I don’t think it’s happening a lot. In my job, my boss gave me all of the money,” he said during an interview.Heath MacDonald, the minister of Economic Development in Prince Edward Island, said in an interview that his department wants to hear directly from any students experiencing the alleged abuses.“We do have checks and balances in place,” he said in an interview at his office.A follow-up email from his office said: “We take these concerns very seriously and we have a number of safeguards in place. We will explore additional measures in the full knowledge that there is always room for review and improvement.”“Anyone with a concern or a complaint is encouraged to contact the Office of Immigration or the employment standards division. All complaints will be investigated and the identity of the individual will be protected until such time as their testimony may be required.”The department says it provides newcomers with information about Canadian laws, “so that they have a sense of what is right and what is wrong, and so they know what to do if they think they are being treated improperly.”Employment standards officers make presentations to the P.E.I. Association for Newcomers to Canada, and information brochures and posters in several languages are made available.“We will be launching a ‘tips’ website with information on who to contact and what sort of information is required if a newcomer believes they are being treated improperly. That’s in addition to what we already provide,” said the email.Paul Yin, the president of the Canadian Chinese Association of Prince Edward Island, said further actions need to be taken to ensure that students don’t have to give their pay back to PNP owners.“I think this is serious,” said Yin, who came to the Island through the program and operated a flower shop.“It’s the first time he heard of that situation. It’s no good. It’s bad,” he added, speaking through a translator.“The Chinese P.E.I. Association can release this information … to our community that this is against the law and nobody should do that again.”Abbey MacPherson, director of the Office of Immigration, said she has 10 employees who can play a role in enforcement and there are both announced and unannounced checks on the companies.But for the young man who spoke to The Canadian Press, coming forward isn’t an option until he has managed to obtain enough work to gain his permanent residency, and he feels safer from retributions.In the meantime, “the oversight systems needs to be stricter,” he said.Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on Twitter.last_img read more