Team LeBron Tops Team Durant In NBA All-Star Game

first_img Tags: Donovan Mitchell/Giannis Antetokounmpo/Mike Conley/NBA/NBA All-Star Game/Rudy Gobert/Team LeBron FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Atlanta, GA) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 35 points to lead Team LeBron to a 170-150 win over Team Durant in the NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta.The “Greek Freak” was a perfect 16-of-16 from the floor. Damian Lillard scored 32 points off the bench and Steph Curry had 28 for Team LeBron. Both shot 8-of-16 from three.Bradley Beal led Team Durant with 26 points. Kyrie Iring added 24 points and 12 assists in defeat.Three Jazz players competed in the game, Rudy Gobert came off the bench for Team LeBron with 10 points and seven rebounds. Donovan Mitchell had 15 points for Team Durant and Mike Conley finished with three points. Associated Press March 8, 2021 /Sports News – Local Team LeBron Tops Team Durant In NBA All-Star Game Written bylast_img read more

NJ Transit officer who saved man at Secaucus Junction wins almost…

first_imgSECAUCUS – A NJ Transit officer who saved a man from the tracks at Secaucus Junction in 2016 won almost $500,000 on a game show. Victor Ortiz and his wife and daughter went home with $499,899 in winnings from NBC’s “The Wall,” according to NBC 10.In Augusr 2016, Ortiz was working at Secaucus Junction when he saw and removed a man from the train tracks, moments before a train entered the station.Though the show actually taped last year, NBC 10 reports, Ortiz kept the outcome secret, until it was aired Monday night.A day after it aired, Ortiz was on patrol at Secaucus Junction, telling the media outlet he won’t let the money change him. However, he does plan on using it to fund his daughter’s college education. As his wife recently finished breast cancer treatments, NBC 10 says, he’ll also take the family on a celebratory trip to London.“Here we are, after all we’ve been through, so let’s enjoy our lives because we don’t know what tomorrow will bring,” he told NBC 10. ×The Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station in Secaucus The Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station in Secaucuslast_img read more

Pirelli F1 chief Mario Isola tests positive for Covid-19 after Turkish GP

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Perry made serious point about sex assault

first_imgBut common sense — and years of crime-watch meetings — tells me that adequate lighting doesn’t hurt women’s chances for safety. It’s sad for our profession when so many mainstream sites rush online with a “Perry links fossil fuel development to preventing sexual assault“ without any of this context.Now, if you want to have a real discussion, let’s debate whether fossil fuels really are the answer.My real-time reaction: This is exactly the kind of thing that cements in so many Americans’ minds that the media are biased.At the very least, it illustrates that we can’t wait to gang up on easy targets like Perry. Sharon Grigsby is a member of the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News.  Categories: Editorial, OpinionIn a white-hot-charged world of politics, where each side can’t wait to catch the other acting the fool, the headlines are flying about bumbling Rick Perry stepping in it again.  The former Texas governor and current U.S. energy secretary will never win any awards for being precise or even articulate in his public remarks. On Thursday, he gave critics a double whammy: A rambling, almost indecipherable anecdote that gave anybody with a Twitter account a chance to make fun of him for acting pro-fossil-fuel to the extreme and for being a dummy on sexual assault at the same time. Here’s the core of the story, as reported by CBS News: During an event with Axios and NBC in Washington, Perry brought up sexual assault after launching into a story about a trip to Africa, where he said “people are dying“ because they don’t have access to energy. “And it’s going to take fossil fuels to push power out into those villages in Africa, where a young girl said to my face: One of the reasons that electricity is so important to me is not only because I’m not going to have to try and read by the light of a fire and have those fumes literally kill people. But also from the standpoint of sexual assault: When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts.“ Perry’s remarks can be interpreted and misinterpreted a million different ways.But determined to get a quick laugh, news outlets and commentators were quick to report a sound bite that painted it in the worst light — without providing some important context:  First, Perry was sharing an anecdote he heard from a girl in Africa.According to Perry, she said she wanted electricity NOT ONLY because she wouldn’t have to read by a fire’s light, BUT ALSO because of sexual assault. Second, the fact is that bringing power to remote villages in Africa would do these people a lot of good. And, according to some researchers, yes, it would help prevent sexual assault. For the skimming reader, that may sound ridiculous: Tying sexual assault to fossil fuel? Especially when you consider that everyone in the Trump administration looks for every opportunity to push that form of energy. None of that makes Perry wrong. And given all the headlines of late about sexual assault, it’s not stupid that he would link lack of electricity and lights with the possibility of violence.Consider this National Public Radio piece on the links between access to home toilets in India’s largest state and sexual assaults:Lacking indoor plumbing, hundreds of millions of women in India, under the cloak of darkness, set out for an open field to relieve themselves.center_img In those circumstances, NPR reported, women are vulnerable to being preyed upon.It cited the case of two young girls who were raped and left hanging from a tree.But NPR was not saying that lack of home toilets are the underlying cause of male predation. Separately, The Guardian has reported on how poor quality and underfunded public services — from lack of lighting to sanitation and decent housing — leave poor women and girls vulnerable and exposed to violence and harassment. Of course “darkness“ alone doesn’t cause people to commit sexual assault. But what from Perry’s remarks gives people the impression that he said that? Willful misinterpretation. Of course, the most important deterrents focus on changing the behavior of the perpetrators. We need to be teaching young men not to rape. And to enforce strict punishments. And a whole lot more than that.  More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

More mental health workers needed to address effects of COVID-19

first_imgPita, a Jakarta resident who asked to use a pseudonym for this article, said anxiety had kept her from sleeping for several days at a time during the pandemic. Social distancing prevented her from gathering with her friends and going out, which had helped her cope with her stress before the outbreak.She said she felt bad for reaching out to her usual therapist, who was busier than usual during the pandemic. She could either make a video call or meet her therapist in person at Mintoharjo Naval Hospital (RSAL Mintoharjo), a COVID-19 referral hospital, to obtain her psychological test results. The latter was a riskier choice.She initially hesitated to do an online consultation because of the lack of privacy in her home, where she lived with her siblings, but she managed to obtain the results on Monday on a video call. “The internet connection is slow and there are only a few psychiatrists. And even if it is online, it is also a matter of compatibility. I’ve found one that I am comfortable with after talking to six others,” Pita said. “It’s complicated.”Pita is one of many who have felt the pinch of Indonesia’s longstanding shortage of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak despite patients’ need for regular access to mental health care.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), access to mental health treatment is critical. Failure to take people’s emotional well-being seriously during the pandemic, the organization says, will lead to long-term social and economic costs to society.“There is no health without mental health,” said Indonesian Clinical Psychology Association (IPK) chairwoman Indria Laksmi Gamayanti, quoting the WHO. “When mental health is ignored, there will be a decline in productivity and people’s character development.” Read also: Three stages of emotion on COVID-19 journey: Where are you now?Indria said Indonesia was already lacking clinical psychologists before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the current surge in virus-related inquiries had stretched mental health resources further. She said the deficit-stricken national health insurance (JKN) program had yet to include clinical psychological services in its scheme despite high demand for it.The 2018 Basic Health Survey (Riskesdas) shows that 7 in 1,000 households in Indonesia have members who experience psychosis or schizophrenia. In addition, about 6 in every 1,000 households have members below 15 years old who are enduring depression.No national data is currently available about the number of mental health workers and patients during the pandemic. However, past data shows that Indonesia lacks the mental health resources to cope with the country’s needs.With a population of about 250 million in 2016, the country had only about 773 psychiatrists – approximately one for every 323,000 people, the Health Ministry told Tempo in 2016. The figure is a far cry from the WHO’s recommendation of having one psychiatrist and psychologist for every 30,000 people.An article in The Conversation in 2018 argues that the country needs 7,500 mental health workers to provide sufficient psychiatric services for its population, basing the figure on the WHO’s benchmark. They estimated that the country could only meet 16.3 percent of its needs.Read also: Less than 1,000 psychiatrists for 260 million IndonesiansThe WHO warned last month that the world could risk a “massive” increase in mental health issues in the coming months if nations neglected investment in such services.“It is now crystal clear that mental health must be treated as a core element of our response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.To alleviate the burden, the Social Affairs Ministry, the Indonesian Professional Social Workers Association (IPSPI) and the Indonesian Social Work Consortium (KPSI) launched a set of psychosocial services on May 12. They include a 24/7 hotline for online consultation and regular webinars for mental health education.”The psychosocial service programs can reduce the emotional burden on individuals and society. The proper handling of the community’s emotional condition will also help the community’s readiness and endurance in the current situation,” Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara said.The government has introduced a psychological consultation service, called the Psychological Services for Mental Health (Sejiwa) program, to improve mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.Read also: Psychological consultation hotline launched in virus-stricken IndonesiaCounseling and development center Personal Growth CEO and founder Ratih Ibrahim said services like Sejiwa would not be effective without a sufficient number of clinical psychologists. She encouraged universities to increase access to clinical psychology programs and to shorten the period of study needed to be a clinical psychologist. According to IPK chairwoman Indria, Indonesia only has 17 universities that offer psychology majors.center_img Ratih’s firm found that 33 percent of the 327 cases recorded on its free online counseling platform from March to May were related to COVID-19. Some 9 percent of the 23 complaints involving children aged 13 to 17 were COVID-19-related.“Don’t underestimate the figures. If we generalize it to a larger population, the trend will likely be the same,” Ratih said.Topics :last_img read more

Ateneo boots out UE from Final Four race, gains twice-to-beat

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four race in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament is down to six teams after Ateneo eliminated University of the East with a 97-73 drubbing Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles, who are three games away from a elimination round sweep, clinched a twice-to-beat advantage in Final Four while the Red Warriors, who won three of their last five games, are out of the picture with a 3-9 card.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Our 26 assists is good but our defense is patchy, so there is still room to improve on.”Ravena led Ateneo with 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while Jolo Mendoza added 13 points.Raffy Verano had 12 points and eight boards off the Blue Eagle bench while Vince Tolentino, who was tasked in guarding Alvin Pasaol, also had 12 points.Mark Maloles had a game-high 20 points for UE while Mark Olayon added 15 points, four rebounds, and five assists.Pasaol, who had averaged 28.2 points the past six games, struggled against Ateneo’s defense and put up a season-low eight points, on 2-of-11 shooting, to go along seven rebounds, and six assists.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments MOST READ Read Nextcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Scary sight for fans, players as chaos ensues after Ginebra awarded the title Thirdy Ravena scored five straight points to cap off the Blue Eagles’ 24-11 run late in the second quarter that gave Ateneo a 45-29 lead.Kris Porter then gave Ateneo a 91-60 lead late in the fourth quarter and that capped off the Blue Eagles’ 20-8 run that began at the start of the period.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“Every game is a step forward for our team,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin. “We wanted to focus and play well in this game. What worked for us is the quality of our performance.”Ateneo tallied 26 assists in the game, nine more than what UE had, but Baldwin wanted his team to take better care of the ball after the Blue Eagles turned the rock 16 times. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

10 months ago​Lovren insists Liverpool feel no pressure

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Lovren insists Liverpool feel no pressureby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren does not believe pressure is an issue for the Reds.It is the best chance the club have experienced to win the Premier League in a long time.They are now six points ahead of Tottenham and seven up on champions Manchester City.But Lovren believes no one is under pressure in the Reds dressing room, as they are only concerned about performing in the next game.”It’s only about us and that’s how we should do it always. We learn from these previous seasons,” the defender said to the club’s official website.”There’s no pressure. In the previous years, yes, but now when you look in the dressing room, when you go into Melwood in the morning, everybody is happy, nobody talks about anything other than the next game.”We can’t talk about something that will happen in five or six months. We go game by game and we will see where we finish. “For us, every game is a final. It’s good to hear all these positive words but we don’t live on these positive words, we live on winning games.” last_img read more

Federal threat to impose higher carbon tax on Manitoba misguided minister

first_imgVANCOUVER – Manitoba’s sustainable development minister says a federal threat to impose a higher carbon tax on the province is misguided and reveals a breakdown of co-operative federalism.Rochelle Squires said her government is standing firm on its promise to bring in a carbon tax of $25 a tonne next year and to keep it at that rate, citing other climate measures her province has brought in.Ottawa has demanded provinces implement either a cap-and-trade system or a tax that would start at $10 a tonne in 2018 and ramp up to $50 a tonne by 2022.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously said his government will impose an increased carbon tax on Manitoba if the province doesn’t co-operate, and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna echoed his remarks Friday.McKenna, speaking to reporters after a meeting of provincial, territorial and federal environment ministers in Vancouver, said her government will review the provinces’ prices annually to make sure they’re consistent with the national standard.If not, the federal government would implement a “backstop” to bring the price up to the federal rate, she said.“We certainly hope that all provinces step up, but if not, then we do have our plan that we would have to take action on,” she said.Squires said this response was “very misguided.”“We’ve been clear all along that carbon pricing is one aspect of our very comprehensive, made-in-Manitoba climate and green plan,” she said in an interview.“What we’re seeing is an erosion of co-operative federalism. We started off with an agreed-upon goal of reducing our carbon footprint to this backstop.”Asked whether Manitoba was willing to go to court over the issue, Squires said the province did not want to spend money, taxpayer resources or time on the dispute.“All Canadians are expecting us to get the job done on climate. We want to get to work. We don’t want to have this lingering situation with Ottawa,” she said.She said Manitoba has been a climate leader, pointing to its development of hydroelectricity, and that the province’s plan would reduce emissions more than the federal government’s “backstop.”Most provinces have already agreed to follow Ottawa’s proposal. Saskatchewan is the only one threatening not to impose a carbon tax at all.British Columbia introduced a carbon tax in 2008 and increased it annually until 2012, when it reached $30 a tonne. The minority NDP government has said it will increase the tax by $5 a year until it reaches $50 in 2021, a year before Ottawa’s deadline.After their meeting the ministers released a new report, in the form of a publicly accessible website, which shows that Canada has made significant reductions in air pollutants, including smog and acid rain.The report says improved air quality was estimated by Health Canada to have prevented 4,100 deaths, 2,200 hospital visits and 770,000 asthma events in 2011, the most recent data provided.They also announced new air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide, which would reduce emissions that are linked to health effects such as decreased lung function, respiratory health problems and environmental impacts.— Follow @ellekane on Twitter.last_img read more

Jorginho desperate for opportunity of a lifetime move to Man City

first_imgThe agent of Jorginho has revealed that his client is desperate to complete what they believe is an “opportunity of a lifetime” move to Manchester City this summerPep Guardiola has identified the Italian midfielder as his top target for this summer’s transfer window.However, City have been unable to agree on a deal with Napoli after the Serie A giants rejected their £44m bid.The Light Blues value Jorginho at £60m, which is something that City are reluctant to match and they are now threatening to abandon their attempt at signing the 26-year-old in favour of pursuing moves for Jean Seri and Mateo Kovacic.But Jorginho’s agent, Joao Santos,  remains hopeful that a deal can be made.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“We are talking about a guy whom Manchester City represents the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Santos, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.“He wouldn’t be sad if he stayed in Naples. Indeed, he’s happy and well in Naples.“He would be unhappy, eventually, though because he would lose a great opportunity like Manchester City.“My feelings about the deal? Anything can happen. It’s still all open.”City are currently beginning their preparations for next season where they hope to become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to successfully retain their Premier League crown.last_img read more

Babbel I fear for Kovacs future at Bayern Munich

first_imgFormer Bayern Munich defender Markus Babbel fears that the internal pressure that coach Niko Kovac has from the club board could lead to an early end of his reign in chargeThe pressure is mounting on the Croatian with Bayern currently on a four-game winless run in all competitions.Last time out the Bundesliga champions suffered a shock 3-0 home defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach and are now sixth in the league table and four points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.Bayern president Uli Hoeness has already announced that he will defend Kovac to the end.But Babbel knows first-hand how big the pressure of getting Bayern back on track will be for Kovac.“The problem is if you work in a club like Bayern, not only the press will put pressure but within the club too,” Babbel told SportsMax. “I know from my time there. Nothing changed.“Players can go to Hoeness or Rummenigge. Then you as a coach you have no chance because they’re crying here and there. This is the biggest problem. You have two big men in the office. If they don’t support you, you have no chance.”“For me, it is not normal. You can’t start with seven wins then play a draw against Augsburg,” Babbel said. “They had chances to win the match but Manuel Neuer made a mistake. From there, everything has gone the wrong way.“It’s very strange. I don’t know what’s happened. I know the coach is good, the players are good. If they are fine together, they will bounce back and win games.”Harte Arbeit und gute Laune zum Wochenstart bei @R13_official und Leon #Goretzka! ☀💪 #packmas #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/GZm21lyKg9Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) October 15, 2018Babbel, who now manages Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers after retiring in 2007 from playing football, questioned the motivation levels of the Bayern squad.“Problems not only at Bayern but Manchester United. Players aren’t recognising who they are playing for anymore,” said Babbel.“The privilege to play for a club like this. How much money they earn. They’re not performing and giving everything. They’re not top professionals.”He added: “From the outside, maybe the team is a bit too old. They’ve been playing together for a long time. I watched them last season live and they didn’t look hungry anymore… Too many players at Munich have stayed for too long.“There’s not much fresh air in the team. It’s always the same. Maybe this is one of the reasons things aren’t working.”Babbel won nine trophies in total at Bayern, which included three Bundesliga titles and the UEFA Cup in 1996 before leaving for Liverpool in 2000.last_img read more