Concern at possible obstruction of news coverage on eve of Olympics

first_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en News News Receive email alerts News A three-member crew with the Mexican TV station Televisa was arrested, insulted and hit by members of the coastguard on August 2 as they were filming the port of Piraeus. “Security measures are legitimate and necessary but they in no way justify aggressive behaviour that is utterly reprehensible,” Reporters Without Borders said. Reporters Without Borders today said it was “outraged” that two journalists with the Mexican TV station Televisa and their interpreter were arrested, handcuffed, insulted and hit by members of the Greek coastguard on 2 August as they were doing a report on Piraeus, the main port of Athens, where eight ships, including the Queen Mary II, are to serve as hotels during the Olympic Games.”We welcome the fact that an investigation is under way and we call for it to be fast and thorough,” the organisation said, noting that the Greek authorities had made contradictory statements about the incident, and that the exact circumstances needed to be clarified as quickly as possible.Reporters Without Borders added: “Security measures are legitimate and necessary but they in no way justify aggressive behaviour that is utterly reprehensible. We hope that security procedures will not unnecessarily obstruct journalists in their work as this would tarnish the image of the Olympic Games.”The merchant marine ministry claimed in press release yesterday that reporter Eduardo Salazar, cameraman Russel Vaquiero and interpreter Fernando Kalligas “tried to flee by car,” forcing police to detain them. The port police has roundly denied the allegations of violence, humiliation and insults.The two journalists and their interpreter have denied trying to escape. Kalligas said they were at a spot overlooking the port where there was no sign saying filming was prohibited. They were about to leave when a military jeep arrived. Three uniformed men got out and confiscated their IDs and accreditation, along with their telephones and equipment. The officials then searched them in such a violent way that one of them fell to the ground. At the same time, they were insulted and threatened.According to Kalligas, they were then handcuffed and take to the headquarters of the port police. Vaquiero was ordered to put his hands on a table. When he did not comply quickly enough, a policeman banged his head against the table.Kalligas said that when an official from the 2004 Athens Games organising committee came to verify their accreditation, their handcuffs were removed. But they were put back afterwards. They were then led to a kind of gymnasium while being administered kicks to make them walk quickly. There, with their heads bent and legs wide apart, they were again insulted and threatened. When a policeman began to lower the trousers of one of the journalists, an officer came in and said: “None of that here.” The behaviour of the policemen changed completely when senior military officers arrived.The journalists were only able to telephone their TV station when the Mexican ambassador arrived. They filed a complaint today.The Greek news media yesterday just reported the Mexican TV crew’s arrest without mentioning their claims that they had been subjected to violence. When the international news agencies reported the allegations that they had been hit, threatened and insulted, the local media just used the statement issued by the merchant marine ministry.The day following the incident, four Mexican journalists were detained near a military base in Tatoi, north of Athens. Previously, a photographer with Agence France Presse (AFP) who was taking photos in the tourist quarter was detained for several hours on 28 July. Another AFP journalist was forbidden from photographing the site of the marathon although he was in the street, not inside any Olympic installation. to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News February 2, 2021 Find out more The Greek police must show journalists can trust it with their protection after one was murdered and another is threatened April 29, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Greece Organisation GreeceEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU August 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern at possible obstruction of news coverage on eve of Olympics Greece’s new guidelines for policing protests threaten press freedom GreeceEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

Limerick students document hurler’s paralysis struggle

first_imgPicture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILEA GROUP of final year media students in Mary Immaculate College have documented the moving story of former Cork dual player Jamie Wall and his recovery from a spinal injury.Jamie, a former student of the college, had enjoyed success as a major player in the Rebels 2010 All-Ireland minor football team that lost to Tyrone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He also played for three years on the U-21 team, while also claiming a place on the 2012 and 2013 U-21 hurling squads.However he was cruelly struck down with a spinal injury in June of last year.After suffering from “a dull pain” in the middle of his back that quickly worsened, Jamie was diagnosed with an epidural abscess on the spine, which has since left him paralysed from the midriff down.The bravery demonstrated by Jamie in the documentary of his battle to resume at the very least the ability to walk has won him admirers all over the country.The makers of the documentary said: “Jamie has persevered as an inspirational and motivational character who never gives up and is constantly striving to get back to his full health.“Having to go through such adverse challenges yet maintaining and continuing in perseverance with an amazing positive attitude continues to not only inspire and touch those who know him but has also embraced the wider community with his passion and strength to keep battling forward.”To view the documentary, go to Jamie’s blog on www.friendsofjamiewall.ie. Previous articleDo the Elephant WalkNext articleCycle to support school for the deaf John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Facebook TAGSFriends of Jamie WallJamie WallMary Immaculate College Linkedin Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day NewsLimerick students document hurler’s paralysis struggleBy John Keogh – May 29, 2015 609 MIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Printcenter_img New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste WhatsApp Email Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Line judge Eastin makes history in NFL

first_imgDETROIT (AP)—Shannon Eastin used her left hand to tuck her pony tail under her cap after the national anthem and got ready for work.She seemed to do her job, which ended by helping to separate St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions players after some shoving, pushing and shouting broke out following the final play. Eastin became the first woman to be an official in an NFL regular-season game, working as the line judge in the Rams-Lions matchup Sunday.“It’s a great milestone,” Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said after his team beat St. Louis 27-23. “But we didn’t think about it all during the game.”That’s probably just the way she—and the league—liked it.Eastin is among the replacement officials hired by the league while the regular officials are locked out. Replacement officials are working games for the first time in 11 years.She became the first female official to work an NFL preseason game last month as the line judge when Green Bay played at San Diego. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has the hat and whistle she used during that preseason game, and they  are expected to be displayed in Canton, Ohio.The 42-year-old resident of Tempe, Ariz. has worked as a referee in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference—college football’s second-highest level—and has 16 years of officiating experience.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said having Eastin on the field is a great opportunity for her and the league.“She’s well prepared for it, and I think she’ll do terrific,” Goodell said last month. “So we’re excited about that.“And there are more coming, by the way. We’ve been working along this path to try to properly train and prepare a female official, and now we have the opportunity.”Pittsburgh Steelers line­backer Larry Foote believes it is good for the game to have female officials, even though he worries about her safety working alongside some of the world’s biggest, strongest and fastest athletes.“Women are more honest and fair than men and they know how to catch a man cheating,” Foote said. “I hope she’s just a line judge. Don’t want her to get hurt.”Eastin, who is originally from Worcester, Mass., started officiating high school games before moving up to colleges. She owns a company called SE Sports Officiating, which trains officials in football and basketball.“I’ll be working even harder, to show I am capable and I am where I should be,” Eastin has said.She is joining a small group of women to break into officiating ranks at the highest levels of sports. Violet Palmer, one of Eastin’s inspirations, started officiating NBA games in 1997 and is still in the league.Kathy Babiak, co-director of SHARP, a partnership between the Women’s Sports Foundation and the University of Michigan, said Eastin’s accomplishment is encouraging.“It shows the strides women and girls in sports have been making since Title IX was passed 40 years ago,” Babiak said. “Before Title IX, these kinds of opportunities for women and girls were not even imaginable. It shows that women and girls have a desire, interest and ability to work in sports at all levels—even men’s professional sports.“Some girl will be watching Sunday and say, ‘Hey, I want to do the same thing!’”last_img read more

This Week’s Favorite Features – Non-Profits Making Lives Better

first_imgIt is truly inspiring and delightful to share stories about local non-profits.  This week, we published two fantastic articles about the good work happening in our town.  It is a pleasure talk about the dedication and commitment from local leaders that are choosing to give back to the community.  While these three articles, and the non-profit organizations associated with the groups, are quite different, the outcome is the same – making Thurston County a better place.Enjoy your Sunday with three reads about organizations of amazing individuals making a difference.The Olympia Free Clinic Treats AllDr. Samantha Ritchie and Paula Rauen, Medical Director and Executive Director respectively of The Olympia Free Clinic, lead a team of dedicated volunteers.  Each Wednesday evening, The Olympia Free Clinic opens its doors to anyone who needs medical care but does not have insurance.  The small, band-aided together space bustles to life and medical personnel treat a variety of ailments that may otherwise go undetected.Tumwater Falls Park Celebrates 50 YearsA history article in a post about local non-profits?!  The Olympia Tumwater Foundation has gifted our community with the Tumwater Falls Park.  For the past 50 years, the local foundation, started by family members owning the Olympia Brewing Company, has maintained the park with funding solely from private donations.  (More photos of Tumwater Falls Park can be found here.)For the next few weeks, you can visit Tumwater Falls to watch the salmon migrate – a mighty feat traveling through downtown Olympia. Girlfriends Making A Difference, One Backpack At A TimeWhile this article is from the archives, the work of the Homeless Backpack program peaks during the school year.  Almost 300 backpacks are packed and distributed to Thurston County homeless youth.  The nondescript backpacks are filled with shelf-stable products to get a high schooler through the weekend.  Kelly Wilson, one of the Homeless Backpack founders, simply states “It’s the ideal model – a community taking care of itself,” when reflecting on the team of volunteers that join together to make a difference.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a story, send us a note at [email protected]  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here. Facebook20Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

UPDATED: Tigerair negotiations continue amid claim it broke charter agreement.

first_imgTIGERAIR Australia chief executive Rob Sharp says the airline is doing everything it can to resume normal operations to Bali as an Indonesian aviation official accused the low-cost carrier of breaking its operating agreement.Thousands of holidaymakers found themselves stranded in Bali after the budget carrier, a subsidiary of Virgin Australia, suddenly had its authority to fly to the island suspended. The airline was later granted a four-day reprieve to fly customers home and by Sunday had brought back more than 3000 passengers. The Australians have blamed the suspension on a change in the way Indonesia was treating a 12-month agreement, struck in March last year, allowing Tigerair to lease planes and crew from its parent Virgin Australia (wet- lease) and operate to Bali from Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne. A caveat was that it was not able to sell tickets in Bali to the  Australian destinations — something the airline has adamantly denied doing.The budget carrier said Monday it was working on options to resume services “as soon as possible this week’’ but that parent Virgin Australia would operate two flights to pick up passengers on Tuesday.Tigerair flights from Bali to Australia from Wednesday remained under review, while those from Australia up to and including January 20 remained cancelled.The airline said discussions with the Indonesian government centred on the way flights were classified, including new administrative requirements that would allow it to resume B737 flights to and from Bali.Alternatively, it might use its existing Airbus A320 aircraft to operate the Bali flights but it noted this was subject to regulatory approval.“Tigerair Australia continues to work constructively with the Indonesian Government, and I am confident we are making good progress on options to resume services as soon as possible this week,’’ Sharp said in a statement issued Sunday.The airline boss said the airline had temporarily paused the sale of flights to Bali but hoped to bring them back online quickly.Sources have told AirlineRatings that problem arose after the Indonesians moved the oversight of the agreement from the department that looks after normal regular passenger flights to the charter area.But an Indonesian official told the ABC the decision was taken because Tigerair sold one-way tickets from Bali to Australia and breached its agreement.A spokesman for Indonesia’s Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Agoes Soebagio,  said an investigation at Bali’s airport had found that Tigerair was selling online tickets on its website from Bali to Australia.”If Tigerair insists it is innocent we’ll let them prove it, and whether they deliberately broke the rules, that will be investigated,” Soebagio told ABC News. “The DGCA will summon Tigerair to explain the inspector’s findings in the field and we will cross-check those together.”The spokesman said there had been no changes to Indonesia’s regulations and the suspension was based purely on evidence of violations.This had also determined the timing in the peak holiday season.”Our inspector has found a violation, that is why we took action straight away,”  he said. “I don’t think that was unfair.”Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said Monday he had not been asked to intervene in what were sensitive negotiations between a commercial entity and the Indonesian Government and did not expect that to happen.He said it was not a question of Indonesia targeting Tigerair and passengers had been caught up in the negotiations, which he understood to be the administrative questions about whether the airline had the right to fly to Bali beyond March. “But our embassy is certainly working with the passengers who were affected, and unfortunately for the passengers they have been like the meat in the sandwich,’’ he told ABC radio..last_img read more

‘Men must be activists in the fight against gender violence’

first_imgSouth Africa’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children was launched at Reiger Park in Boksburg on 25 November. Read the full text of President Jacob Zuma’s speech at the launch.Each year, South Africa marks the campaign of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children between 25 November and 10 December.This year the campaign will be held under the theme: Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa forward.This year’s 16 Days Campaign is important because we commemorate many milestones. The year 2014 marks 60 years since the signing of the Women’s Charter on 17 April 1954 in Johannesburg.We are also marking 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa, as well as 16 years of the 16 Days Campaign.The ANC government adopted the 16 Days Campaign in 1998 as one of the intervention strategies towards creating a society free of violence. The campaign has since grown and attracts people from all walks of life. We are all united by the objective of building safer communities for women and children.One of the key achievements of freedom and democracy is the Constitution of the Republic. The Constitution contains a Bill of Rights which promotes human dignity and equality, including gender equality, and the advancement of human rights and freedoms.The constitutional vision of equality, which incorporates redressing gender and other imbalances, is taken forward in the legislation that promotes equality.This legislation includes amongst others:The Employment Equity Act, the Protection from Harassment Act, which goes further than the Domestic Violence Act in that it aims to protect all victims, the Domestic Violence Act and the Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amended Act. There is also the general criminal law architecture in the country that is available to be used to promote women and children.In this regard, this country has the right policies and legal framework to protect women and children.However, despite this wonderful Constitution and very good laws, the scourge of violence against women and children continues.The violence takes different forms. It includes sexual harassment, abuse, assault, rape and “corrective” rape, domestic violence and other cultural practices that are harmful to women and children.We have had tragic cases of women being brutally killed by their partners or husbands or serial killers.There have also been tragic and horrific cases of children being attacked and killed, such as the little girls from Diepsloot, Anelisa Mkhonto, and cousins Zandile and Yonelisa Mali. Right here in Reiger Park, little Taegrin Morris was also brutally killed by alleged car hijackers. There are others cases here as well and around the country.Premier Makhura has assured me that the Provincial Task Team that is working on the Morris case is doing everything possible to find the perpetrators of this cruel act.We know the pain that this incident caused.We share the pain of the loss of all children in this community and in the country as a whole.This campaign is aimed at highlighting all these forms of abuse and violence and to say enough is enough.As we mark 20 years of freedom and democracy, let us today make a commitment to work together harder than ever before, make South Africa free of violence against women and children.Working together we want to bring an end to the attacks on women and children.Working together we want South Africa to be safer for women and children.This year, we are reaching out to men and boys. We encourage greater participation of men in the campaign of preventing violence against women and children.We urge young men and boys as well to commit themselves to become activists against gender based violence.We are focusing our message on men as well not because South African men are abusive. It is because excluding men from participating actively in this campaign has been a serious shortcoming. Men also have solutions to offer in fighting violence against women and children.All of us have a role to play. That is why the 2014 theme says “Count me in”.As we move forward together, we should remind those suffering abuse and violence that silence must end. Women and children who are victims of abuse must speak out.We also remind women and children that nobody should make them feel guilty for speaking out, even if the perpetrator is a family member. Children in particular need particular care and assistance so that they can speak out and end the abuse.Today we also want to send a clear message to the public. Abusers, murderers and rapists have no place in our communities.We must work with the police and the courts to ensure that these criminals are arrested and convicted of crimes against women and children.All cases of abuse, in both rural and urban areas must be reported to the authorities and police for immediate action.And indeed the police and the courts are making progress in fighting this scourge, with the support of communities.The South African Police Service’s Family violence, child protection and sexual offences units have been doing good work.The number of perpetrators receiving life sentences for violence against women and children has been increasing. In the financial year 2010/11, two hundred and ninety nine perpetrators were sentenced to life imprisonment.In the 2011/12 financial year, the number of perpetrators sentenced to life rose to three hundred and eighty nine.These numbers have been steadily increasing to an extent that in the current financial year, we have six hundred and forty five perpetrators serving life terms for committing similar deeds.In total, one thousand eight hundred and thirty two (1 832) criminals have been sentenced to life imprisonment since the year 2010.Over and above these there are many others serving lengthy jail sentences.We thank members of the community for their contribution to this success rate. Most perpetrators are arrested and convicted because people report these cases, and also, they come forward as witnesses.We also thank women for their resilience.It is not easy to go through the court process for women survivors, to face the perpetrator again. But many do so and give many other women strength.As part of our commitment to fight this scourge, the re-establishment of Sexual Offences Courts continues to be prioritised.Since inception in August 2013 to date, 31 regional courts have been upgraded into sexual offences courtrooms compliant with the new Sexual Offences Courts Model.Through these specialised courts, government intends to reduce the secondary trauma often suffered by the victims.The courts are also intended to reduce the turnaround time in the finalization of cases, to improve the performance of witnesses, increase the conviction rate and most importantly, contribute to the reduction of repeat offences.We believe we are making progress as government in the fight against this scourge. But much more needs to be done. And most of the work requires the support of communities.We cannot win this war working alone.To protect children, we need the support of families and parents in particular. Irresponsible parents and guardians who leave young children unattended and vulnerable to abuse are as guilty as those who commit the crime.We must unite against irresponsible social behaviour and practices.Another contribution that we need from communities is to deepen the fight against alcohol and illegal substance abuse.Alcohol and drug abuse are some of the key root causes of domestic violence, children born with disabilities, abuse, rape and killings. Let us work together to isolate drug dealers and illegal alcohol outlet owners. They must be reported to the police. They should have no place in our communities.Compatriots,The start of the 16 days campaign coincides with United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This campaign also ends on an important day, 10 December which is International Human Rights Day.While the international campaign is marked for 16 days, we urge all South Africans to ensure that this becomes a campaign for all 365 days of the year.We have a vision of a society where we no longer read or hear about the abuse that some women and children suffer at the hands of heartless perpetrators.We are building a society where the women and children are safe at home, at school or at work.We are building a society where children play safely outside and where women walk freely in the streets, without fear of attacks.This is the society that the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children hopes to achieve.That society is achievable if we work together.We appreciate the collaboration between Government and Non-Governmental Organisations, Community Based Organizations, faith-based organizations, traditional leadership and healers as well as the business sector in making everyday a safe and violence free day.We call for more partners to implement a more effective and rigorous plan of the 365 Days National Action Plan.Let us make the theme of this year come alive. Let us work together, moving a non-violent South Africa forward.last_img read more

Mercedes’ Hamilton secures pole position for Japanese GP

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes off his glove during qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday.Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish 0.332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Hamilton’s title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was third but the Ferrari driver will move up to second afterBottas’s penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Bottas drops to seventh.Hamilton struggled for pace in the previous race in Malaysia but that wasn’t the case in Saturday’squalifying.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“It’s been a really great day, every lap was fantastic, I never really got a great balance in the past so never did a great qualifying here,” Hamilton said.Hamilton smashed Michael Schumacher’s qualifying lap record, set during Q2 in 2006, by 1.365 seconds to take his 71st F1 pole and first in 10 attempts at this circuit. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It has been a great car in qualifying this year, and qualifying for me is the most enjoyable part of the weekend,” said Hamilton, who had previously secured pole at every current F1 circuit except Suzuka.“It’s incredible for me, 10 years or whatever it is and my first pole at Suzuka,” Hamilton said.With five races remaining, Hamilton leads Vettel by 34 points in the drivers’ championship.Hamilton has won twice before here at Suzuka, in 2014 and 2015, and was runner-up to former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in last year’s race. Hamilton also won the Japanese GP with McLaren in 2007 when it was held at the Fuji Speedway.A win in Suzuka would move Hamilton a step closer to a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes and his fourth overall.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel was happy to be on the front row after starting the Malaysia GP from the back of the grid and working his way up to a fourth-place finish.“The car is quick and, as last weekend shows, if you start out of position you can still get back,” Vettel said.Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest — and now starts third — just 0.026 clear of teammate Max Verstappen, who won last week’s Malaysia GP.Kimi Raikkonen was sixth but, like Bottas, will also drop five places on the grid after requiring a new gearbox.Esteban Ocon edged Force India teammate Sergio Perez to finish seventh, while Williams driver Felipe Massa and McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso rounded out the top 10.last_img read more

Streaking TNT surges past Blackwater

first_imgPBA IMAGESTNT racked up its third straight win after clobbering Blackwater, 127-89, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Roger Pogoy was on target all game long as he delivered a game-high 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting from the field for the KaTropa, who tied the San Miguel Beermen in third place at 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT Pogoy also had six rebounds and four assists in only less than 25 minutes of action.Jericho Cruz added 20 points and nine assists off the bench while Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes also gave TNT a lift with 17 and 14 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe KaTropa pulled away in the third quarter and kept pouring it on in the fourth period where they outsocred the Elite, 37-17.TNT had everything clicking on the offensive end as it hit 57 percent from the field and had 39 assists. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mike DiGregorio scored 20 points for Blackwater (2-7), which had more turnovers (21) than assists (19).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed UST notches 2nd straight win, downs NU 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash LATEST STORIES Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View commentslast_img read more

Houston moves into Sweet 16 for first time in 35 years

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Houston’s Galen Robinson Jr., right, heads to the basket past Ohio State’s Keyshawn Woods during the first half of a second round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)TULSA, Okla. — Houston’s fans chanted “Sweet 16” in the final minute of the Cougars’ NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State.The celebration was long overdue — it’s been 35 years since the Cougars have made this trip.ADVERTISEMENT Wesson had five turnovers, mostly after getting double-teamed. He made 7 of 10 free throws, but he didn’t leave the imprint he left on the Iowa State game in the first round.HE SAID ITSampson, on the halftime altercation: “Just being competitive. Ohio State’s kids are classy, great kids great coaching staff. Our kids are classy. Just nothing.”UP NEXTHouston will play Kentucky in the Sweet 16. 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Jackson scored 18 points, and Kaleb Wesson added 15 for Ohio State (20-15).Ohio State started off hot from 3-point range, hitting seven of its first 12. But Houston burned the Buckeyes in transition to go on a 14-6 run and close the half with a 39-31 lead.There was a brief skirmish right after the end of the first half. Ohio State’s Keyshawn Woods and Houston’s DeJon Jarreau were issued technical fouls after the teams jawed at midcourt. Houston’s Fabian White was held back by teammates and coaches.A dunk by Chris Harris put the Cougars up 52-44 with just over 10 minutes remaining. A floater in the lane by Armoni Brooks pushed Houston’s lead to nine and led to a timeout by Ohio State. A transition layup by Davis pushed the advantage to 11, and the Cougars maintained control for good.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Buckeyes finished 8-12 in Big Ten play and were seeded eighth in the conference tournament, so getting this far was an accomplishment.“I told them in the locker room, I don’t know if I’ve ever been a part of a team where we’ve faced as many challenges and had come through on the other end in such a positive way,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “It just really speaks to the quality of our players and the quality of people that they are.”BIG PICTUREOhio State: The Buckeyes lost four of five heading into the NCAA Tournament before upsetting Iowa State in the first round. The future looks bright — Brothers Kaleb and Andre Wesson will be back next year to provide a solid foundation.Houston: The Cougars continue to rebuild a program that had a 13-19 record in 2014-15. Houston hurt the Buckeyes inside and outside, overwhelmed the Buckeyes with depth and speed and pounced when Ohio State’s 3-point shooting came back down to Earth.STAT LINESOhio State made 8 of 17 3-pointers in the first half, but just 2 of 12 in the second half. Houston, the nation’s leader in field-goal percentage defense heading into the weekend, held the Buckeyes to 32 percent shooting in the second half.CROWDING WESSONKaleb Wesson scored 15 points, but the 6-foot-9, 270-pound forward struggled against Houston’s Brison Gresham. Wesson only had seven field-goal attempts, and six of those were 3-pointers.“That means we won that battle,” Sampson said. “If we got him taking 3s, that’s a good thing for us.” Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I saw a lot of proud Cougars up there behind us tonight,” Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said, “and the ones I was happiest for were the guys that’s been supporting this program since those days.”Corey Davis scored 21 points to help Houston beat the Buckeyes 74-59 in a second-round Midwest Region game Sunday night. It marked the Cougars’ 33rd win of the season — breaking the school’s season record set by the 1983-84 team. That was the last Houston squad to reach the Sweet 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe win was especially significant for Robinson, a senior who has played in a school-record 135 games. He watched teams celebrate reaching the Sweet 16 on social media Saturday night and wanted his own moment. He scored 13 points to help make it happen.“When I went to bed last night, all I was thinking about was winning just so we can do that, so I can see how it feels,” he said. “It was exactly — to be going to the Sweet 16, it feels amazing.”last_img read more

a month ago​Inter Milan, Juventus challenge BVB for Man Utd midfielder Matic

first_img​Inter Milan, Juventus challenge BVB for Man Utd midfielder Maticby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan and Juventus are joining the race to sign Nemanja Matic.The experienced defensive midfielder could be out of favour at Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.With United favouring a younger approach, Matic could soon be surplus to requirements.The Sunsays Borussia Dortmund and the two Italian clubs are interested in signing Matic.The 31-year-old will be out of contract next summer, when he would be free to sign for any club of his choosing.Matic is currently behind Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba in the United midfield ranks.He played his first game of the Premier League season against Leicester due to Pogba being injured. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more