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COVID-19 now a real threat to year-end polls

first_imgEpidemiologist Tri Yunis Miko Wahyono said such a lack of discipline in social distancing during elections would definitely increase the risk of COVID-19 transmissions in the country, attributing it to the failure of the KPU to impose stricter sanctions on offenders.He warned that the transmissions would further escalate if people kept neglecting protocols in the coming campaign season, which will run from Sep. 26 to Dec. 5.“Therefore, the sanctions must be firm. If they repeatedly violate the rules, the KPU should drop their candidacy,” Tri said on Tuesday.Read also: ‘We should not stop being democratic’: Govt insists on holding regional races in December Democracy and public health are under threat as the 2020 simultaneous regional elections in 270 regions across Indonesia may emerge as new sources of COVID-19 infections in the country, experts and lawmaker have warned.The Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) has found that 243 prospective candidates ignored health protocols when they brought along large entourages to register their candidacies with the local offices of the General Elections Commission (KPU) from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6.These prospective candidates and their supporters violated a KPU regulation that prohibits mass-gatherings during all stages of the elections, from the preparations starting from June 15 to the final vote count a week after the Dec. 9 polling day. The regulation says the KPU can only issue a warning to the candidates and campaign teams. Netty Prasetiyani of House of Representatives’ Commission IX overseeing health said stricter sanctions were key to preventing transmissions during elections and that all candidates should educate their supporters better about COVID-19 prevention.”The KPU announcement [of eligible candidates on Sept. 23] and campaign events should be carried out virtually. Prospective leaders must prioritize their people’s health,” she said.The government and the House insisted in late May on holding the elections on Dec. 9 despite the health risks. The KPU has since found itself under pressure to draft special health measures.Read also: So much work, so little time: KPU under pressure over regional pollsExperts and activists have repeatedly urged authorities to postpone the elections, as the COVID-19 outbreak in the country could continue late into the year, but so far to no avail.They say the elections, to choose 270 regional leaders comprising nine governors, 224 regents and 37 mayors, will put voters and election organizers at risk of contracting the disease. They have also expressed concern about low voter turnout should the outbreak in the country show no signs of abating, thus discouraging people from showing up at polling stations and eventually undermining democracy.Now, with three months to go to polling day, the KPU has found that 46 out of 734 prospective candidates have tested positive for COVID-19. Several hopefuls have died of the disease even before placing their bids.KPU commissioner Hasyim Asy’ari told The Jakarta Post the commission would continue verifying the 46 names online rather than in person.If they pass the verification, they are still eligible to run in the elections despite having the disease. However, they will not be allowed to hold campaigns as they will be required to focus on their recovery, according to the KPU.Political parties endorsing candidates who have died of COVID-19 after registering with the KPU can replace them with new names by providing death certificates of the former candidates, Hasyim said.A Democratic Party-backed regent candidate in Karo regency, North Sumatra, Kena Ukur Karo Jambi Surbakti, 74, died from COVID-19 on the last day of registration for regional elections on Sunday. The party later replaced him with his daughter after the supporting parties, the Golkar Party and the National Mandate Party, agreed to the substitution.But Fadli Ramadhanil of the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) recommended that the government, the KPU and the House postpone the remaining election stages, including the campaign period.“In a critical situation like this, they should consider whether these election stages should continue or not,” he said.Read also: Majority of public wants regional elections delayed: SurveysPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was quick to comment on the issue, saying that the elections could not be postponed because the government could not predict when the outbreak would end.Jokowi, whose eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka and son-in-law Bobby Afif Nasution are running in the Surakarta, Central Java, and Medan, North Sumatra, mayoral races, respectively, doubled down on his message for election organizers to enforce strict health protocols in the lead-up to and on voting day.“The safety and health of the public is everything, so enforcing health protocols is non-negotiable,” Jokowi said.KPU head Arief Budiman said the commission was set to apply stricter health protocols for the coming campaign period, the conditions of which have been laid out in the prevailing regulation.The commission will allow only 100 participants during face-to-face campaign rallies, which will be limited to one session for each mayoral and regency candidate and two sessions for each gubernatorial candidate.Above all, the commission is urging candidates to refrain from hosting campaign rallies in person and instead turn to online platforms.Bawaslu head Abhan said the agency was now considering reporting those candidates in the future who neglect health protocols to the police. “We are exploring numerous possibilities. One option is to use criminal offenses under the Criminal Code or the Health Quarantine Law.”Topics :last_img read more

Why do rich countries have so many poor children?

first_imgMercatorNet 18 September 2014New Zealanders elect a new government on Saturday after a campaign in which several parties and advocacy groups have vied with each other to push child poverty to the top of the political agenda. That this should be the case might surprise the rest of the world.Ours is a small, prosperous country of 4.5 million people, a welfare state (albeit one made over to some extent by market forces) and an agricultural producer which sells food to the world. Yet enough children arrive at school without breakfast or lunch to warrant food programmes in schools serving the poorest areas. According to a benchmark 2012 report, many children come from homes that are cold, poorly furnished and often crowded, they lack raincoats and sturdy shoes for wet weather and largely miss out on fresh fruit and vegetables, which grow here the year round.At last count around 280,000 children lived in households below a poverty line of 60 percent of median income adjusted for family size (an unofficial measure since we have no official one). That’s one in four children under the age of 18, with a higher rate for those under 11.Compared with those in average and higher income homes, these children are three times as likely to get sick, and 5.6 times as likely to be hospitalised for injuries from assault, neglect or maltreatment. They are less likely to leave school with the minimum qualification for skilled employment, and are therefore more likely to remain poor and perpetuate the poverty cycle.But we are not alone. Nor are we the worst among the rich countries for neglecting the most vulnerable members of society. Unicef’s Innocenti Report Card 2012: Measuring child poverty, gives New Zealand a mid-ranking child poverty rate along with Australia and the UK (all between 11 and 12 percent) and leaves the US at the bottom (23 percent), better only than Romania. These rates reflect 2009-2010 data, a 50 percent income poverty line, and a child deprivation index which includes items such as outdoor leisure equipment and an internet connection.Keeping poverty at bay comes at a cost, of course. The rates for the UK, New Zealand and Australia, middling as they are, reflect some of the highest social spending in the world: about 3.6 percent of GDP for the UK, and 3.1 percent for New Zealand and 2.8 for Australia – compared with around 1.3 percent for the US.There is much that is debatable about poverty measures, starting with the fact that in rich countries, at least, the poverty line is relative and a moving target. But, lines and statistics aside, if increasing numbers of children are turning up at school hungry and ill-clothed, and at hospital emergency departments with infectious diseases or signs of abuse, there is clearly a problem to address.The question is: What sort of problem? Inequality – the increasing gap between the rich and the poor? Global capitalism? Miserly right-wing governments? Irresponsible parents producing children they can’t support (a favourite gripe of newspaper correspondents)? Welfare dependency and loss of the work ethic?What about the most fundamental thing that the majority of those children lack – a stable, married mum and dad? In 2012 48 percent of births in New Zealand were to unmarried mothers, and it is no secret that the majority of the poorest children are being raised by single parents. This is one of the top risk factors for child poverty in all countries, although it seldom receives more than a mention in advocacy literature or political debates. Social science, however, increasingly confirms that the decline of marriage is a key, if not the key, to child poverty and inequality.http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/why_do_rich_countries_have_so_many_poor_childrenlast_img read more

Sex changes often leave people ‘badly damaged’, says expert

first_imgNZ Herald 2 November 2017Family First Comment: Well said, Lord Robert Winston.And congrats to the NZ Herald for being brave and printing this story. Now wait for the backlash from “transactivists” who don’t want the truth spoken, and don’t want to see people healed in the proper way so that nature is reinforced.People who change their gender often end up with horrendous results or are left feeling damaged, Lord Robert Winston has said.The British scientist and TV presenter warned the implications of gender reassignment surgery were not properly understood, with complications that could affect fertility.On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said “results are horrendous in a big proportion of cases”.He said 40 per cent of those who undergo vaginal reconstruction surgery experienced complications requiring further surgery, and 23 per cent who had breasts removed felt “uncomfortable with what they’ve done”.”What I’ve been seeing in a fertility clinic are the long-term results of often very unhappy people who now feel quite badly damaged.”The effects of taking hormones were “likely to affect reproductive function”, he said.Professor Gary Butler, an expert in care for transgender children and teenagers, agreed that the effect on fertility was a “worry”.The consultant in paediatric and adolescent medicine at University College Hospital in London also agreed that doctors had to be “very careful” about introducing therapy before puberty.Experts have raised concerns about the increasing number of children who question their gender identity after figures showed the total had increased dramatically in five years.Children who want to transition are not offered surgery but can be given synthetic hormones to slow puberty.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11939871&ref=twitterlast_img read more

Pogba tells Man United pals he still wants to leave in summer

first_img Pogba, 26, has started six times this season due to two separate ankle injuries and is still determined to end his time at United, with Real Madrid and Juventus still interested. Loading… Read Also: Odion Ighalo wears boots in tribute to tragic sister who died two months agoPogba returned from a three-month lay-off last month against Watford on December 22 yet managed 71 minutes as a substitute at Vicarage Road and against Newcastle United on Boxing Day before he required ankle surgery. Pogba has had the cast removed from his ankle, though a return against Chelsea in United’s next game on February 17 appears unlikely after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Pogba would not travel with the squad to their warm weather training camp on Maybella.The MEN reported in August Solskjaer was angered by Real coach Zinedine Zidane’s flagrant attempt to unsettle Pogba following his reappointment at the Bernabeu in March. It is understood United partly resisted a move for Bruno Fernandes in the summer to prioritise keeping Pogba.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Dressing room sources have told the MEN Pogba’s ‘head is not currently at the club’ and the majority of players believe it is in United’s best interests he moves on. Pogba remains a very popular figure among friends and teammates, who understand his stance.Pogba outlined his desire for a ‘new challenge’ in June and his agent Mino Raiola claimed he was ‘in the process’ of engineering a transfer that never materialised. More recently, Raiola said he was ‘sorry’ he could not move Pogba to Madrid and that he ‘wouldn’t bring anyone else’ to United.On Wednesday Raiola uploaded his first Instagram post in 13 weeks to condemn the attack on Ed Woodward’s house by militant United supporters. Raiola said Woodward ‘has my full support and solidarity’ and he is ‘on his side’.Although Raiola has expressed an antagonistic attitude towards United on a number of occasions in print and on social media, the executive vice-chairman Woodward is understood to like the Italian. Senior United figures regard Raiola’s outbursts as ‘part of a game’.United valued Pogba at around £180million last summer but he has technically entered the last 18 months of his contract. United have the option of an additional year to tie Pogba to the club until 2022 but the length of his deal, as well as the troublesome ankle injuries, are causing the Frenchman’s re-sale value to dwindle.center_img Paul Pogba has told Manchester United teammates he still wants to leave the club in the summer.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more

Piano sensation set for Batesville performance

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Memorial Public Library will host YouTube® sensation Matthew Ball, also known as “The Boogie Woogie Kid” for a performance Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m.Ball has logged more than four million views on social media and is known as one of the leaders of American piano traditions called Boogie n Blues, Ragtime and Swing.Here are links to current performances:Bumble BoogieThe Mess AroundFor more information and bio click here.last_img

Stokes relishing Scotland clashes

first_imgAnthony Stokes insists Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifying section is too close to call. He said: “It’s a difficult group, as most of them are. But I’m sure we will be able to compete and I’m looking forward to it. “Germany will be the firm favourites while Poland have a very strong squad, so it should be interesting. It’s too hard to say which way it will go. Every game will be important. It will be one of those groups that goes right to the wire.” Stokes could find himself facing off against Celtic Park team-mates Scott Brown, Charlie Mulgrew, James Forrest and Leigh Griffiths when Ireland travel to Hampden to face the Scots on Friday, November 14. “There’s already been a bit of banter with the boys,” said Stokes. “I never used to get on too well with Broony (Brown) when I was playing against him so who knows what will happen this time. “But he’s a great lad and I know his qualities. He will give us some stiff opposition. “I think it will be two great games. It’s two closely-matched teams. You never know how it will go on the night.” Stokes found himself ostracised by former Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni when he pulled out of a Carling Nations Cup game in May 2011 citing fatigue. He only made his return against Germany last October after two and a half years in the wilderness when the Italian was sacked a month previously. Former Celtic boss Martin O’Neill is now in charge but Stokes admits he still has work to do to make himself a regular for his country. “I want to make an impact and I want to do as well as I possibly can in training when I get there to give myself the best chance to play,” he said. “I’ve played a few competitive games but I’ve never really had a spot in the team or had a chance to go to a tournament, so for me, to get through this group and reach the finals would mean everything to me. It’s something I have always wanted.” Martin O’Neill’s squad were drawn in Group D alongside Germany, Scotland, Poland, Georgia and Gibraltar. Celtic striker Stokes expects Germany to top the six-team pool but says the race for the second automatic qualifying slot could go right to the wire. Press Associationlast_img read more

Koeman wants duo to show aggression

first_img Saints manager Koeman admitted his attacking summer signings from Holland need time to adapt to England’s physicality. Southampton laboured to a goalless home draw with West Brom in league action on Saturday, prompting Koeman to admit he is still chasing further transfer window recruits. Press Association The former Holland defender could well pitch both men into League Cup action on Tuesday, to accelerate their English immersion. “For Pelle and Tadic it’s a higher level and they need to be stronger to be competitive in the Premier League,” he said. “They need time for that, because it’s a big change. “The defenders are stronger and it’s more physical than in Holland. “The qualities they have, but they need time to adapt.” Southampton are thought to have submitted an increased offer to Tottenham in their battle to prise England flyer Townsend away from White Hart Lane. Koeman is also understood to have made enquiries to Atletico on the availability of Belgium defender Alderweireld, who has attracted attention from Liverpool, Arsenal and Napoli. The St Mary’s outfit are understood to be pursuing both Spurs winger Andros Townsend and unsettled Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld. Saints take on Championship club Millwall in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night, with Koeman keen to see his side fire back to finishing form. “I think sometimes he can be a little bit more aggressive maybe, to expect in which position the ball falls down,” Koeman told the Southern Daily Echo of Pelle, Saints’ Italian summer recruit from Feyenoord. “But he needs players from the midfield and with movements around him. “If there comes a long ball, you have to expect something. “If you wait and you go then, sometimes you are too late.” Tadic joined Saints from FC Twente in the summer, recruited to replace Liverpool-bound Adam Lallana. Koeman believes both Pelle and Tadic can thrive in the Premier League, but admitted they will take time to acclimatise after stints in the Dutch top-flight. Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic must be more aggressive to thrive in the Premier League, according to Southampton boss Ronald Koeman.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press March 2, 2020 In other top-25 action Sunday:— Jordan Nwora (WOHR’-uh) had 20 points and 12 rebounds as 11th-ranked Louisville earned its eighth straight home win, 68-52 against Virginia Tech. Ryan McMahon had 10 points and the Cardinals improved to 15-4 in the ACC.— Duane Washington Jr. tied a career high with 20 points and 23rd-ranked Ohio State surged late to beat No. 19 Michigan 77-63. CJ Walker had 15 points, while brothers Andre and Kaleb Wesson each added 14 in the Buckeyes’ third straight win and eighth in 10 games.— Bryce Wills scored 19 points, including a key layup in the final minute of Stanford’s 72-64 victory against No. 21 Colorado. Oscar da Silva added 16 points and Deajon Davis and Tyrell Terry each had 12 in the Cardinals fourth straight win and 20th of the season.— Marcus Sasser scored 21 points and Nate Hinton had 16 in No. 25 Houston’s 68-55 downing of Cincinnati. The Cougars moved back into a tie atop the American Athletic Conference with Tulsa, one game ahead of the Bearcats. PGA-HONDA CLASSICIm gets first PGA winPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sungjae Im started fast and finished stronger in the final round of the PGA’s Honda Classic, winning the event by one shot over Mackenzie Hughes and Tommy Fleetwood.Im shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to earn his first PGA Tour victory in 50 starts. The 21-year-old South Korean finished at 6 under to match the second-highest winning score since the Honda moved to PGA National in 2007.Fleetwood started the day one shot clear of the field and started birdie-birdie to get to 7 under, matching what was the low score in relation to par of the week. Fleetwood is still seeking his first PGA win. Update on the latest sports The Capitals ended a four-game road losing streak as Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) contributed two goals and an assist in their 4-3 triumph at Minnesota. Richard Panik and Tom Wilson also scored, Evgeny Kuznetsov had two assists, and Braden Holtby stopped 37 shots for his fourth straight victory.The Wild lost for the first time in four games and remain one point behind Nashville, Winnipeg and Arizona for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.Elsewhere in the NHL:— The Golden Knights’ eight-game winning streak is over after Anze Kopitar (AHN’-zhay KOH’-pih-tahr) scored twice in the first eight minutes of the Kings’4-1 victory against Vegas. Alex Iafallo (eye-ah-FAH’-loh) scored a power-play goal and had an assist to support Jonathan Quick’s 42-save effort. Shea Theodore had the lone goal for the Knights, who continue to lead the Pacific Division by four points over Edmonton.— Zach Werenski and Emil Bemstrom notched power-play goals while the Blue Jackets scored four times in the third period to beat the Canucks, 5-3. Werenski, Riley Nash and Kevin Stenlund each had a goal and an assist to help Columbus move three points ahead of Carolina for the second Eastern Conference wild card. Ryan Murray had two assists in his return after missing 34 games to injury. — The Clippers ran their winning streak to four games as Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 30 points and Paul George chipped in 24 in a 136-130 victory over the 76ers. Reserves Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell and Lou Williams also had 24 points for the Clippers, who took control by outscoring Philadelphia, 38-24 in the third quarter. Shake Milton led the Sixers with 39 points, including seven 3-pointers.— Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) tied a season high with 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading the Mavericks to a 111-91 thumping of the Timberwolves. Seth Curry finished with 27 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 19 as Dallas won for the third time in four games. Mavs guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chich) was held out of the game with a sprained thumb that could prevent him from playing Monday at Chicago.— De’Aaron Fox scored 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ fourth win in five games since the All-Star break, 106-100 against the Pistons. Buddy Hield (heeld) furnished 19 points for Sacramento, which stormed back after falling behind, 18-1. The Kings are three games from a Western Conference playoff spot.— Bradley Beal’s 34 points, eight assists and season-best five steals sent the Wizards to their first win at Golden State in six years, 123-110. Beal has scored at least 25 points in a franchise-record 18 straight games. He scored 20 in the initial 8:51 of the game and had 27 by intermission, making six of his seven 3-pointers in the first half.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-COLOGUARD CLASSICLanger rallies for 41st Tour Championship titleTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bernhard Langer took another step closer to the PGA Tour Champions victory record by rallying to take the Cologuard Classic.Langer closed with an 8-under 65 to turn a four-shot deficit into a two-shot win against Woody Austin. Langer made nine birdies in the first 17 holes to seize control in his 41st victory on the 50-and-older circuit.Hale Irwin holds the PGA Tour Champions record with 45 victories, the last one coming in 2007. WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S COMBINEDBrignone wins combined titleLA THUILE, Italy (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won the Alpine combined World Cup title without clicking into her skis. And the Italian might end up winning the overall and giant slalom globes as well without any further racing this season.Heavy snowfall caused the cancellation of the Alpine combined race on Sunday. That handed the season title to Brignone, who won both combined races that took place this season.Brignone is 153 points ahead of three-time overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin, who remains on a break from racing following the death of her father. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 41 points, 20 rebounds and six assists to carry the Bucks past the Hornets, 93-85. Charlotte kept it close until the final two minutes, when the Greek Freak hit a baseline jump, grabbed an offensive rebound, hit a pair of free throws and scored on a driving layup with 1:09 remaining to send fans to the exits.Brook Lopez added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, who’ve won 20 of their last 22 games and improved to a league-best 52-8 on the season.In other NBA action:— LeBron James notched a triple-double of 34 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds as the Lakers held off Zion Williamson and the Pelicans, 122-114. Kyle Kuzma (KOOZ’-mah) helped make up for the absence of injured forward Anthony Davis by scoring 20 points, including a 3-pointer that put the Lakers up 113-109 with 3:40 to go. Williamson poured in a season-high 35 points but committed six turnovers that helped Los Angeles improve to 46-13.— Nikola Jokic recorded his 12th triple-double of the season with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists in leading the Nuggets over the short-handed Raptors, 133-118. Jeremi Grant was among eight Denver players to score in double figures, finishing with 16 points as the Nuggets stayed tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for second in the Western Conference. OG Anunoby (an-oo-NOH’-bee) had a team-high 32 points on 12 of 16 shooting for the Raptors, who played without Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) and Fred VanVleet for a second straight game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEAntetokounmpo’s 41 points lift BucksUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks had some trouble with the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday before the NBA’s top team extended its latest winning streak to six games. The right fielder was shut down from hitting a week before spring training after experiencing soreness while swinging. Judge is having discomfort under the right pectoral muscle near the shoulder.In other MLB news:— Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is back on the mound and pitching to hitters for the first time since last August. Sale faced a couple of minor leaguers in a batting practice session Sunday at spring training. The seven-time All-Star had his season cut short last year because of elbow trouble.— Lance McCullers pitched for the Astros for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery after the 2018 season. McCullers started Sunday’s spring training game against St. Louis and threw 16 pitches. He finished up by striking out Cardinals star Paul Goldschmidt with a curveball.NASCAR-FONTANA Bowman gets second Cup winFONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Alex Bowman has raced to his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory by holding off Kyle and Kurt Busch to win at Auto Club Speedway.Bowman led 110 laps and kept his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in front after the final pit stops for a comfortable win. The 26-year-old Arizonan grew up racing almost weekly in nearby Pomona.Defending Fontana champion Kyle Busch was 8.9 seconds behind in second place in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. His older brother Kurt was third, and Bowman teammate Chase Elliott came in fourth.Six-time Fontana champion Jimmie Johnson finished seventh after running near the front for most of his final race as a full-time driver at the NASCAR track closest to his native El Cajon, California. St. John’s hits 14 3s to stop No. 10 CreightonUNDATED (AP) — Creighton has become the fifth top-10 team to lose since Monday.Greg Williams Jr. poured in a career-high 21 points on seven 3-pointers as St. John’s stunned the 10th-ranked Bluejays, 91-71. Rasheem Dunn had 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Red Storm, who stopped a three-game skid.St. John’s entered the game as one of the worst 3-point shooting teams before going a season-best 14 of 22 from long range in its biggest victory under first-year coach Mike Anderson.Damien Jefferson equaled a career best with 20 points for the Bluejays, who had won five straight and nine of 10. — Johnny Gaudreau provided a goal and an assist to back Cam Talbot’s 38-save performance in the Flames’ 3-0 shutout of the Panthers. TJ Brodie and Milan Lucic (LOO’-cheech) also scored for the Flames, and Mark Giordano had three assists. Florida has lost a franchise record seven straight home games.MLB-NEWSYankees’ Judge to have more tests on shoulderUNDATED — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is scheduled to have additional tests Monday as the team tries to pinpoint the cause of right shoulder soreness.Judge underwent an MRI on Saturday, which was negative. HORSE RACING-SANTA ANITA-FATALITIES9th horse dies at Santa Anita after being hurt in turf raceARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A ninth horse has died at Santa Anita since late December after being injured in a turf race.Chosen Vessel broke his left front ankle in the $59,000 race on Saturday. He was pulled up by jockey Edwin Maldonado as he approached the far turn in the 1 1/8-mile race.It was the fourth fatality on the track’s turf course and ninth overall since the training and racing season began on Dec. 26. There have been no deaths in races on the main dirt track since the season began. Two deaths have occurred on the dirt during training hours and another three on the training track. NHL-SCHEDULEFlyers get 6th straight winUNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers’ current surge has put them within three points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.Derek Grant and Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) each had a goal and an assist as the Flyers picked up their sixth straight win, 5-3 over the Rangers in New York. Konecny, Matt Niskanen and Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) scored power-play goals and Michael Raffl added a short-handed tally to help Philly sweep the home-and-home series.Carter Hart turned back 23 shots in his fifth consecutive victory and eighth in his last nine starts.last_img read more

Northern Rangers, Western Tigers advance to Corona football semis

first_imgNORTHERN Rangers and Western Tigers will continue their march in the Corona Invitational tournament following the first night of quarter final at the GFC ground.In the first game, Northern Rangers were pushed to their limits as they came against a Camptown side that breathed fire.The Rangers managed to score first through Sunil Logan in the 19th minute, but it was by no means over, as Campton’s Richie Richards re-balanced the scales again in the 41st.The match would continue with shots back and forth but it would take Northern Rangers penalties, 4 to be precise, to overturn Camptown’s three.In the second game of the night, it was a one-sided affair as Western Tigers progressed to a 6-0 bashing of Pele.Dellon Kells opened the scoring in the 9th minute with Jomel Pedro and Darren Benjamin each scoring inside the first half to seal the game early.However, Jarel Tyrell opened the scoring in the second half with a strike in the 55th while Benjamin returned for his second, and Mark Gittens closed off the game in the 75th.Matches continue tonight as Santos FC take on the Police Force team and GFC play Riddim Squad.last_img read more