Redondo controls Bay

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Playing in a hostile West Torrance environment, Redondo embarrassed its hosts, turning virtually their every mistake into points and turning away West’s effort at a comeback in a 19-6 victory that left Redondo alone in first place in the Bay League. Though bothered by the sore ankle he injured last week, West running back Brian Baucham still proved to be a threat. But with the exception of his 80-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter after Redondo already had built a 19-0 lead, Redondo limited him to only one gain of more than 20 yards. On a night in which West, Mira Costa and Leuzinger all lost, Redondo will wake up this morning as the only undefeated team in the Bay League. That doesn’t mean the job is finished, but it does mean that it has taken a big step. “We wanted to make a statement to everyone in the Bay League that we’re not just a first-half team,” running back Hayward Gray said. “We can get it done in the second half. BAY LEAGUE: Sea Hawks force West Torrance mistakes and turn them into points for crucial victory. By John Klima STAFF WRITER Redondo has been looking for this kind of game the last few years, the kind of victory that means much to establishing itself in the Bay League. “We wanted to show that we can stop a good running back like Baucham. If we keep this up, we can beat any team in the Bay League.” Gray rushed 16 times for 125 yards, and Redondo won despite not scoring one rushing touchdown, its traditional method of production. “Winning this game was a huge step forward,” junior quarterback Erik Wilson said. “It was very important for us to establish ourselves and show people what we’re capable of.” “I think it will make people look at us and say Redondo is stepping up.” Redondo did it with defense, turning a blocked field goal, two interceptions and a fumble recovery into 19 points. It was enough offense to topple West, which again struggled to complete drives and provide protection for Bauchaum and sophomore quarterback Ronnie Clark. Redondo’s Davon Manning blocked Tyler Krumpe’s 30-yard field-goal attempt late in the first quarter. Redondo took over at its own 25-yard line. Gray gained 49 yards on one run. Two plays later, Wilson connected with Cyke Penn on a 25-yard touchdown pass. Penn caught the middle screen pass with a leap before outrunning West’s defense. “They thought they were going to come out and spank all over us,” Penn said. “I think we were the toughest team they have played all year.” That is open to debate, but Penn’s impact on this victory wasn’t. On West’s next possession, Penn intercepted Clark and returned it 33 yards to the West 7-yard line. That set up Nick Diaz’s 20-yard field goal that gave Redondo (4-3, 2-0) a 10-0 halftime lead. West coach Greg Holt said Baucham’s ankle, which he injured last week against Mira Costa, began bothering the senior. Baucham rushed 24 times for 115 yards, but carried only nine times for 31 yards in the second half. West (5-1-1, 0-1-1) had nowhere to hide from its own blunders in the third quarter. Clark, who completed 7 of 16 passes for 72 yards, threw his second interception of the game. Redondo’s Joe Rubio intercepted Clark at Redondo’s 10-yard line and returned it to midfield. Redondo was forced to punt, but West had terrible field position and couldn’t move the ball. Redondo got the ball back, and eventually Wilson connected with Richie Hoover on a 18-yard touchdown pass to build a 16-0 lead in the fourth quarter. West fumbled on its next possession. Redondo took over at midfield, setting up Diaz’s 26-yard field goal into the wind with 5:17 to play. Baucham picked up a ground ball kickoff and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown for his only breakaway play of the game. West then recovered an onside kick. Clark got West to the Redondo 32, but his potential touchdown pass late in the game fell incomplete. West senior quarterback Marc Oslund dressed but did not play because of a knee injury that has nearly wiped out his season. “Ronnie is doing fine,” Oslund said. “There’s no one else I’d rather have out there.” But Redondo is the one in the Bay League picture. It has games against Leuzinger, Palos Verdes and Mira Costa remaining. “After a couple hits, he looked a little hurt, but he is still a threat at all times,” Gray said. “You can never say if he’s hurt or not. We needed to have outside containment on him and we didn’t let him get to the outside.” “We really think we can win Bay League,” Rubio said. “This team plays together and plays with heart. That’s what you have to do in order to have a good run.” john.klima@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

Corrupt ‘Duke’ to prison

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The judge credited Cunningham for his military service and for standing in front of courthouse in November and taking responsibility for his crimes and resigning from Congress. Looking at Cunningham, the judge told him: “You weren’t wet. You weren’t cold. You weren’t hungry and yet you did these things.” “I think what you’ve done is you’ve undermined the opportunity that honest politicians have to do a good job,” the judge said. “The amount of money involved emasculates prior bribery crimes.” The judge recommended the sentence be served at a federal prison in Taft, Calif., subject to the approval of the Bureau of Prisons. The judge said Cunningham would be eligible for good behavior reductions of as much as 15 percent of the sentence. Cunningham was immediately led away. He was to be taken to the Metropolitan Corrections Center in downtown San Diego and to undergo a medical exam on Wednesday. SAN DIEGO – Former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, who collected $2.4 million in homes, yachts, antique furnishings and other bribes in a corruption scheme unmatched in the annals of Congress, was sentenced Friday to eight years and four months in prison and was immediately taken into custody. Cunningham, who resigned from Congress in disgrace last year, was spared the 10-year maximum by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns. The defense had asked for a six-year term. “Your honor I have ripped my life to shreds due to my actions, my actions that I did to myself,” Cunningham said before the sentence was announced. He also asked to see his 91-year-old mother before going to prison. Cunningham, 64, was ordered to pay $1.8 million in restitution for back taxes. He also must forfeit an additional $1.85 million for cash bribes he received, plus the proceeds from the sale of his mansion. Burns said Cunningham must pay the restitution at a rate of $1,500 a month while in prison and $1,000 monthly when he’s released. Prosecutors were satisfied with the sentence, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Forge said outside court. “It’s not what we wanted, but it was very close,” he said. Cunningham pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from defense contractors and others in exchange for steering government contracts their way. They included a Rolls-Royce, a yacht, homes, travel, meals, Persian rugs valued at $40,000 each and various antique furnishings. Among Cunningham’s acquisitions was a 7,628-square-foot mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, one of America’s wealthiest communities. Cunningham also was ordered to forfeit his share of proceeds from the sale of the home, bought with the help of bribes from defense contractors, which sold in December for $2.6 million. The exact amount has not been determined, but is likely to be hundreds of thousands of dollars. Cunningham, a Republican, represented San Diego-area districts for 15 years. The scale of his wrongdoing surpasses anything in the history of Congress, according to official Senate and House historians. “In the sheer dollar amount, it’s unprecedented,” Deputy House Historian Fred W. Beuttler said Friday. In arguments over sentencing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Halpern told the judge that just as Cunningham’s crimes were unprecedented, “so too should be his punishment.” While the congressman was living the good life, “he was squandering precious tax dollars for, among other things, systems the military didn’t ask for, didn’t need, and frequently didn’t use,” Halpern said. Defense attorney Lee Blalack contended that a 10-year term would amount to a death sentence, based on survival projections taking into account Cunningham’s age and history of prostate cancer. “This man has been humiliated beyond belief by his own hand,” Blalack said. Prior to Friday, the longest sentence imposed on a current or former member of Congress in the past four decades were the eight-year terms imposed on both Rep. Mario Biaggi, D-N.Y. and James Traficant, D-Ohio, according to court documents. The sentence reverberated in Washington, D.C. “It is my hope that Congressman Cunningham will spend his incarceration thinking long and hard about how he broke the trust of the voters that elected him and those on Capitol Hill who served with him,” House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said in a statement. Democrats have sought political advantage from Cunningham’s indictment along with the corruption scandal involving disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. They tapped Francine Busby, the Democratic candidate to replace Cunningham in an April 11 special election, to deliver the party’s weekly radio address today. Cunningham pleaded guilty Nov. 28 to charges of tax evasion and a conspiracy involving four others. Defense contractor Mitchell Wade pleaded guilty last month to plying Cunningham with more than $1 million in gifts over four years. The remaining three co-conspirators have been identified as Brent Wilkes, a San Diego defense contractor; New York businessman Thomas Kontogiannis; and John T. Michael, Kontogiannis’ nephew. In Congress, Cunningham pushed for stiff sentences on criminals. In 1995, the Republican congressman was an early sponsor of the “No Frills Prison Act” that had it passed would have ensured no federal money went to state prisons where inmates were allowed porn, unmonitored phone calls or TVs and hot plates in their cells. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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WIDESPREAD SHOCK AS DONEGAL JOURNALIST MURDERED

first_imgGardaí investigating the murder of Donegal-born journalist Eugene Moloney in Dublin at the weekend have arrested two people.Two men were arrested in the early hours of this morning in south Dublin.The men, who are in their 20s, are being detained at Kevin Street and Pearse Street Garda Stations under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Act 1984. Eugene, who had worked for the Irish Independent, was originally from Fahan, Co Donegal.He often visited friends and relatives in the county and never lost touch with his roots here, despite growing up in Belfast where he went on to work for the Irish News.He later joined the Evening Herald and then the Irish Independent.His brother Sean, who still lives in Fahan, has travelled to Dublin. His sister Roisin, a solictor in Belfast, has also travelled to the capital. Mr Maloney’s mother Peggy died five years ago and is buried in Fahan. Her maiden name was Flanagan and she was originally from Derry. The dead man’s cousins run the Flanagan furniture company in Buncrana.He had been in Dublin city centre with friends on Saturday night and was returning to his home in Portobello, south Dublin, when he was attacked. He was found collapsed at the junction of Lower Camden Street and Pleasants Street, at pedestrian traffic lights outside Devitt’s Pub just before 4.30am.A nurse who was in the area at the time attended to him as gardaí and an ambulance made their way to the area. When they arrived Mr Moloney was treated at the scene for a short period by the paramedics before being taken by ambulance to St James’s Hospital. He had suffered serious head injuries and efforts to save him failed. He was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital.He was out on Saturday night and when making his way home was punched in the head after words were exchanged with a number of people on the street at the spot where he was found. He fell to the ground when he was struck and the injuries he sustained to the head proved fatal.The area where the incident occurred is a busy nightlife spot in the heart of the south inner city and is well covered by CCTV cameras. Footage from cameras in the area was being studied last night. Mr Moloney worked with the Irish Independent for more than 20 years before taking a redundancy package a number of years ago and travelling in Europe and in southeast Asia. He recently moved back to Dublin and was working for the Daily Mail newspaper as a freelance writer.WIDESPREAD SHOCK AS DONEGAL JOURNALIST MURDERED was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MAN DIES WHILE DOING ROOF REPAIRS

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: An investigation has been launched after an elderly man died as carried out repairs on a roof in Buncrana last night.The man is believed to have suffered a heart attack before he fell.The 75 year old was believed to be carrying out repairs when the incident happened around 6pm.The man was pronounced dead at the scene. It is understood the man may have suffered a heart attack.He was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where a full post mortem is due to be carried out.It comes just a day after a 68 year old man was also found dead in the hallway of his home in Buncrana.Gardai launched an investigation after the discovery of the man’s body on in his home on Saturday evening. However, Gardai later said they were not treating the death as suspicious. MAN DIES WHILE DOING ROOF REPAIRS was last modified: April 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranadeathdonegalfellletterkennyROOFlast_img read more

South African film lauded at Canadian Oscars

first_imgRay Maota The cast of The Bang Bang Club: fromright to left, Ryan Philippe, playing GregMarinovich; Taylor Kitsch, playingKevin Carter; Neels Van Jaarsveld,playing João Silva; and, Frank Rautenbach,playing Ken Oosterbroek .(Image: The Bang Bang Club) Carter’s photo of a malnourishedSudanese child being stalked by avulture won him the Pulitzer Prizefor Feature Photography in 1994. Silva undergoing therapy after bothhis legs were amputated because ofa land mine incident in Afghanistan.(Images: The New York Times)MEDIA CONTACTS• Indigenous Film Distribution+27 11 719 4080RELATED ARTICLES• Bang Bang club lives on in film• Show your support for João Silva• Nikon to nurture young photographers• Bieber wins top press photo award The Bang Bang Club, a film about four brave photojournalists in pre-democratic South Africa, has received seven nominations at the 32nd Annual Genie Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Oscars.The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Toronto on 8 March 2012.The film is based on real-life events that took place in townships across South Africa during the transition period between 1990 and 1994 after the abolition of apartheid and before the arrival of democracy.This was when the four photojournalists – the late Ken Oosterbroek, the late Kevin Carter, João Silva and Greg Marinovich – risked life and limb to capture the violence that erupted in the townships at the time.The film is nominated in the following categories: Best Art Direction/Production Design for Emelia Weavind; Best Cinematography for Miroslaw Baszak; Best Direction for Steven Silver; Best Music and Original Score for Philip Miller; Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Taylor Kitsch; Best Overall Sound for Lou Solakofski, Stephan Carrier and Kirk Lynds; and Best Adapted Screenplay for Steven Silver.“Bang Bang Club has been a hit with audiences and critics alike,” said producer Lance Samuels, head of production company Out of Africa Entertainment.“It’s a great honour for a South African co-production, which tells the story of a tumultuous and significant time in the country’s history, to receive this level of recognition from such an esteemed industry body,”Helen Kuun, CEO of Indigenous Film Distribution, the local distributor, said that the film combines action with some drama.“What’s really noteworthy about the Genie nominations is that it places the film right up there with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Café de Flore, which received 13 nominations and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which received 11 nominations. It’s a great achievement for a great South African film,” said Kuun.The film is also based on the 2000 book, The Bang-Bang Club: Snapshots from a Hidden War, by Marinovich and Silva.Tension before democracyIn 1991 Nobel Peace laureate FW De Klerk, South Africa’s last apartheid president, engineered the end of South Africa’s much-despised racial segregation policy.Now that freedom fighting organisations like the African National Congress (ANC), Inkatha Freedom Party and the Azanian Peoples Party were unbanned, and with high hopes of an election soon, party supporters in South African townships wasted no time in stamping their party’s authority in their regions, eventually resorting to fighting for their territory.The four journalists were there to document the violence through their cameras. They were known amongst their international peers as the Bang Bang Club, because they were unafraid to go where others wouldn’t.What happened to the club?On 18 April 1994, during a gunfight between the National Peacekeeping Force and ANC supporters in Tokoza, south of Johannesburg, Oosterbroek was killed while Marinovich was seriously injured.Deeply disturbed by the horrors he encountered during his career and troubled by other personal issues, Carter committed suicide in July 1994.His death came just 14 months after winning the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, for his now-iconic 1993 photo of a malnourished Sudanese youngster and a vulture lurking nearby.Marinovich and Silva are still alive.Marinovich also received a Pulitzer Prize – for Spot News Photography in 1991 – for his image of pre-1994 South Africa which showed a man attacked with a machete and then burned.Silva stepped on a landmine on 23 October 2010 while on patrol with US soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was on assignment for The New York Times. Both his legs were amputated below the knee.Hardly nine months passed and Silva was back on assignment with new prosthetic limbs, although he wasn’t fully recovered.He told The New York Times at the time: “It was a matter of making the best of what I had. There will come a time when I can run, but for now I can walk.”last_img read more

The Secret of Antiaging Is Worth Looking For

first_imgHumans have been looking for a way to slow aging likely since the first person got wrinkles. A new study shows that the quest could be worthwhile. Scientists have found that even a moderate decrease in aging would boost our lifespans by more than 2 years and stave off ill health in many elderly folks. But the advance could also send the costs of Social Security and Medicare soaring.Slowing aging is no fantasy. Researchers can delay how rapidly lab animals such as mice and roundworms grow old with a variety of measures, from genetic tinkering to extremely low-calorie diets. So far, however, nobody has shown that any drug or diet can postpone human senescence.But some scientists, including demographer S. Jay Olshansky of the University of Illinois, Chicago, argue that we now know enough about aging to start an intensive, multiyear search for ways to delay it in people—a sort-of Manhattan Project for longevity. “Aging is the underlying risk factor for most of the things that go wrong with us” as we grow older, he says. That means slowing the process would not just add years to our lives, but it would also postpone illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease that primarily strike the elderly. 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In this scenario, people would still perish from heart disease, cancer, and other illnesses, but they’d be older when they became sick. “We think of this as broad-based prevention,” says lead author Dana Goldman, a health economist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.The results of the simulation suggest that slowing aging would lengthen life expectancy by 2.2 years over the status quo, the researchers report online this week in Health Affairs. Under current projections, for example, a person who is 51 years old in 2030 will likely live to about age 87. But under the slowed-aging model, that person would likely survive to 89. Moreover, delaying aging provided a bigger boost than did progress against individual diseases. Cutting the risk of developing cancer or heart disease by 25% would add only a year to that 51-year-old’s life, the researchers conclude.An extra couple of years might not be very attractive if you’re going to be sick and decrepit. But slowing aging would also allow about 5% more seniors to avoid infirmity between 2030 and 2060 than would reductions in cancer or heart disease alone. “To my friends who want to live forever, I say it makes for great science fiction,” Olshansky says. “Our goal is to extend healthy life, not necessarily life itself.”But as Olshansky notes, “there is a price to be paid for producing more healthy older people.” The model revealed that under the delayed aging scenario, Medicare and Medicaid would require $300 billion more in 2060 than under the status quo. Overall, the increase in longevity would translate into a budget shortfall for entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security of $420 billion in 2060.These fiscal woes are obstacles—but not insurmountable ones, Goldman says. “The social and fiscal challenges are easily manageable with rational public policy.” For instance, the team calculated that it could eliminate the funding gap with a gradual, 3-year increase in the Medicare eligibility age and a 1-year increase in the Social Security eligibility age.Although researchers had a general idea of the consequences of slowing aging, “it’s nice to have numbers,” says biogerontologist Steven Austad of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. “The impact in terms of overall quality of life is quite substantial,” says geriatric oncologist Harvey Cohen of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, who wasn’t involved with the research. And by exploring the effects of reduced aging on social programs, the study uncovers “a reality that has to be dealt with,” he says.Olshansky belongs to the Longevity Dividend Initiative (LDI), a group of researchers and organizations that has been talking up the payoffs of postponing human aging. “The question we addressed here—it’s absolutely critical we have an answer to it before we move on,” Olshansky says. Now, he and his colleagues are ready to take the next step, he says. In 2014, the LDI plans to start raising money, mainly from nongovernmental organizations and private individuals, to fund research to develop age-fighting measures, Olshansky says. Although researchers are already studying many potential options, the LDI’s goal is to usher them into human studies and possible use.What these measures will be is a mystery—though almost every researcher has his or her favorite that works in lab animals. As for the timing, scientists caution that we’ll probably have to wait decades for the fruits of this work to reach the public.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Lawyers Admit Paying Money to Settle Sexual Assault Claim

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Las Vegas: Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers have revealed for the first time in court documents that the football superstar paid an amount to settle allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in a hotel in 2009.According to a CNN report, the alleged victim said Ronaldo paid $375,000 in a settlement and confidentiality agreement after she accused him of sexual assault. Ronaldo’s legal team acknowledged that the Juventus forward paid $375,000 “to maintain the confidentiality of their dispute” in a motion filed on Friday asking to dismiss the accuser’s lawsuit.Earlier, the woman had claimed to have reached an out of court settlement with the star in 2010, and revealed that she had chosen to speak out against Ronaldo after being inspired by the #MeToo movement.Ronaldo has always maintained that the encounter was consensual. cristiano ronaldofootballRape lawsuit First Published: August 20, 2019, 4:07 PM ISTlast_img read more

LS-REALESTATE 2

first_imgThe Bill has been scrutinised by a Select Committee ofThe Bill has been scrutinised by a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha.Allaying concern of the industry, Naidu said the provision of imprisonment in the bill was certainly not the first but the last option.He said in the development of housing sector, development and environment must go together as we cannot afford to cause damage to the nature.The minister the Bill also provides for imprisonment of up to three years in case of promoters and up to one year in case of real estate agents and buyers for any violation of orders of Appellate Tribunals or monetary penalties or both. Naidu said it proposed that a minimum of 70 per cent collections from buyers should be deposited in separate escrow account to cover cost of construction and land.Initiating the debate, K C Venugopal (Cong) said he is happy that Naidu admitted that the bill is the baby of the UPA government. He said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had mocked the Congress on the issue.He lamented that amendments moved by the opposition in the Lok Sabha are ignored by the government but it agrees to the ones moved in the Rajya Sabha. He said it was against healthy democracy.He said the bill is the need of the hour to help the poor get housing.But he cautioned that the central legislation and the laws enacted by various states should not be inconsistent with each other. (MORE) PTI SPG NAB SPG AKKadvertisementlast_img read more

SPORT-IND-PITCH 2 LT(SPB14)

first_imgThis will be the 24th Test match at this ground and This will be the 24th Test match at this ground and the win-loss record in favour of the hosts is 10-7.Incidentally, England had won the last two matches they had played here — in 2006 and 2012 — after having lost three Tests on the trot.Their only victory prior to those three defeats was in the BCCIs Golden Jubilee Test in 1980.The first-ever game between the two teams at this venue, in 1976, was drawn so that the win-loss record stands 3-3 between the two teams out of seven encounters. The stadium is hosting a Test match after three years and the last match which it hosted was the 200th farewell Test of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar against West Indies in November 2013. Meanwhile, England will practise tomorrow morning while India will practise in the afternoon. The two teams have had an extended break after the conclusion of the third Test at Mohali. Most of the visiting team members had travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates during the break and are scheduled to reach here tonight. PTI NRB SSR RMT KHS KHS SDMlast_img read more