Related News USWNT’s World Cup triumph secures biggest ever FIFA rankings lead Antoine Griezmann has swapped Atletico Madrid for Barcelona after LaLiga’s champions triggered his €120 million ($135 million) release clause.France star and World Cup winner Griezmann will link up with Lionel Messi at Camp Nou on a five-year deal that includes a $900 million buyout option, it was confirmed on Friday. Neymar can leave PSG if the price is right, says Leonardo You were waiting for this. pic.twitter.com/vVR0Prmy0b— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 12, 2019The 28-year-old turned down a move to Barca in June last year as he opted to extend his Atletico contract. However, Griezmann informed the Madrid side of his desire to leave the Spanish capital after five years.Griezmann has now made the switch to Barca, joining fellow recruits Frenkie de Jong and Neto through the door as Ernesto Valverde’s side eyes a third consecutive LaLiga title. The attacker, who was born in France and has spent his entire professional career in Spain, moved to Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014.He won the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and Supercopa de Espana during his time at Atletico.Griezmann scored 15 LaLiga goals as Diego Simeone’s side finished second behind Barca in 2018-19, while he netted 21 in all competitions.
Police in Terre Haute, Indiana are reporting that they have arrested a man with “Crime Pays” tattooed across his forehead.Donald Murray was arrested Monday after leading authorities on a short car chase in a stolen vehicle.He has since been charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, and auto theft.This is Murray’s second arrest since December. In December he was arrested for criminal recklessness and resisting law enforcement.
One of those matters most likely concerns a Dec. 17 incident at the racetrack, in which local authorities responded to a series of gunshots fired near the main gate around 1:30 p.m. No one was injured during the shooting and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating. Sincethe 1930s, the FBI National Academy has aimed to improve the administration ofjustice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad and to raise lawenforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide. Butan economic boom at both sites has led to some “pressing matters” that need tobe discussed, according to Oceanport Chief of Police Michael P. Kelly. Betweenonline and retail sports wagering platforms, the Monmouth Park Sports Book byWilliam Hill has earned approximately $23 million in revenue since opening itsdoors in June 2018. OCEANPORT – Four years ago, the future of Fort Monmouth and the viability of the Monmouth Park Racetrack were questionable. “Iwas down there for about three months, so there’s some things I need to catchup on here and bring back and implement some of the things I learned downthere, in terms of best practices,” Kelly said. “It’s all for the betterment ofthe people in our community. Withmore money circulating at the track’s Monmouth Park Sports Book and more FortMonmouth housing under construction bringing more people to Oceanport, some areconcerned that changes need to be made to public safety. Kellywas a member of the 278th graduating class, which included a select group ofexecutive law enforcement officers from around the globe. The chief said hisclass was composed of representatives from all 50 states, with 37 internationalparticipants. “It’sbasically like going back to college,” Mayor Jay Coffey said. “Chief Kellypretty much earned his master’s in law enforcement and our entire communitywill be better for it because we do have some unique challenges here, such asMonmouth Park, Fort Monmouth and events like the New Jersey Marathon eachspring.” “There’s a lot of changes happening. We’re growing as a town and the police department needs to grow and change with it,” Kelly said. These new challenges prompted Kelly to enroll in the FBI National Academy at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. The 10-week program provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science. This story originally appeared in the Jan. 16, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Leadersand managers of state, local, county, tribal, military, federal andinternational law enforcement agencies attend the academy. However,participation is by invitation only, by way of a nomination process. Followinggraduation, officers like Kelly are able to join the FBI National AcademyAssociates, Inc., an organization of more than 16,000 law enforcementprofessionals that works to increase standards of competency, cooperation andintegrity. Similarly,since 2016, the opening of 720 new residential units and further retaildevelopment at Fort Monmouth is in full swing, with nearly all of Oceanport’sdevelopable fort land accounted for, according Coffey. That developmentincludes the approval of a New Jersey City University satellite campus on a27-acre parcel formerly known as Squier Hall. Oceanport Police Chief Michael P. Kelly, right, was congratulated by FBI Director Christopher Wray during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony Dec. 20, 2019. Photo courtesy M. Kelly “Theysay only 1 percent of law enforcement gets selected to the program and it’sthat networking opportunity that’s the biggest thing for our department and ourcommunity,” Kelly said. “I now have friends and contacts across the country andin 37 different countries that I can work with a draw knowledge from to contendwith different situations concerning our public safety.”
By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsFor many Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams, the Christmas Holiday break is the unofficial mid-way point to the season.So as the Leafs prepare to make a stretch run during the final seven weeks of the season — first game tonight in Castlegar followed by the New Year’s Eve 1 p.m. matchup Friday at the NDCC Arena against Spokane — what better time for the Green and White to receive their mid-season report card, compliments the sports department at The Nelson Daily.Coach Chris Shaw CWhen the Leaf skipper accepted the job to take over from legend Simon Wheeldon in the spring Chris Shaw probably didn’t expect the road to be filled with so many potholes.It took the Leafs five games to register a victory.There was the suspension to Shaw seven games into the season for using “non-approved – by Hockey Canada – players.”There is the inability of the team to win inside the division — Nelson is a dismal 1-8 against the heavyweights in the Murdoch, Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The team has been outscored 42-16 in those games.However, the former Okanagan Hockey Association coach believes he has assembled the right pieces to a machine intent on making a stretch run starting tonight in Castlegar against the Rebels.Leafs fans will see if the recent moves, combined with quick learning of some of the younger players, pays off come playoff time.Goaltending C+Marcus Beesley and Darren Hogg have given the Leafs on most nights the opportunity to win. Hogg, from Penticton, has the better numbers, with nine wins in 14 attempts and a respectable 2.88 goals against average, but Beesley has earned the most starts with 19 games played.Unfortunately for the two rookie backstops, the Leafs don’t score a lot of goals — Nelson is 13th in league scoring with 3.28 goals per game — so keeping the goals against down is a must if the Heritage City franchise has any chance of winning.Defence CLike the team, the blueline core, led by captain Taylor O’Neil, didn’t have the greatest of starts.O’Neil’s partner in crime Tyler Parfeniuk went down early in the season with an injury, missing seven games.Shaw’s prize recruit, 6’4”, 205-pound mobile defenceman Raymond Reimer has played only six games, slowing the progression of the team to move the puck up the ice with any great deal of confidence.Those injuries forced rookies Blake Arcuri and 16-year-old Walker Sidoni along with former Penticton Laker Riley Henderson into the fold a little quicker than Shaw probably would have hoped.This group, that includes Braeden Hikichi, needs to be better, especially against those snipers from Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Forwards C-minusExcept for Gavin Currie, the Leafs need everyone on the forward line to be better sooner than later.Currie, 16 goals and 26 assists and points in 15 of the last 19 games, has almost double the points as the next top scorer on the team, Colton Schell.Teams are quickly going to realize shut down Currie and the Leafs offence dries up like water in the Sahara Desert. And now with the possibility that veteran Connor McLaughlin could be lost for the remainder of the season to injury, goals could be at a premium.Two possible players that could pick up the slack are Joel Stewart and Brennan Forman — acquired in separate deals by Shaw.However, the two recruits have yet to strike any fear into opposition defences with only three goals between them.Overall record to date: 17-4-0-1Nelson lost only 10 games during entire season a year ago, finishing 12 points ahead of second-place Castlegar Rebels.This year Nelson will be hard-pressed to catch the Rebels, and must play better to avoid finishing behind Spokane in the race for third. [email protected]
By The Nelson Daily SportsTime to break up the Kootenay Ice.For the second consecutive weekend the Ice scored a three-point weekend, this time against the Okanagan Rockets in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action at the Capital New Centre in Kelowna.And it could have been better has Kootenay not blown a 4-1 second period lead.Sunday Alex Gillies scored his third of the game with eight minutes remaining in the game to lift the Rockets to a 4-4 tie against Kootenay.Saturday the Ice outscored the Rockets 3-1 in the third to dump the home side 6-4.The win was the first for a Kootenay team against Okanagan since 2006. The Rockets are 17-0-1 since 2006 against Kootenay.The three points are crucial to the Ice, which climbed to within one point of ninth place North Island Silvertips. Kootenay remains six points in back of seventh-place Okanagan.Sunday, Kootenay appeared poised to make it a sweep of the Rockets on second-period goals by Darren Medeiros and Riley Ostoforoff of Castlegar and Brenden Heinrich of Nelson. But Gillies scored three straight goals to pull the Rockets into the tie. Jesse Knowler of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay.Christian Pickless stopped 23 shots to earn the single point.Saturday Kootenay broke up a close game with three straight goals in the third. Nelson’s Dryden Hunt, finishing the game with five points, got the ball rolling with eight minutes into the period. Matt Carr of Nelson gave Kootenay a 5-3 lead before Knowler, with his first of two in the period, scored to give Kootenay a three-goal cushion.Knowler finished with contest with three points.Nelson’s Carsen Willans and Derek Georgopolus of Cranbrook also scored for the Ice.Jared Schamerhorn picked up the win in goal for Kootenay. The Ice returns to action following the Christmas break when the club plays host to the Thompson Blazers Saturday, January 8 at the NDCC [email protected]
Rossland/Trail scored early and often en route to a 14-4 victory over Castlegar/Nelson Rebels in game two of the West Kootenay Midget Rep Playoff series last week at the Cominco Arena in Trail.Rossland/Trail wins the first-team-to-four-points series 4-0.Colton Steeds, Tyler Chernenkoff, Joe Gauthier and Trevor Rigby scored for Castlegar/Nelson.Rossland/Trail scored four times in the first period, four in the second before exploding for six markers in the third.Rossland/Trail now advance to the Midget Rep provincials later in March.
Way back in 1959 the late Billy Grammer recorded his biggest hit, Gotta Travel On. The 2011 Grand Forks International Baseball tournament (GFI) is just around the corner, and many baseball players could well be singing this song as they prepare to travel to Grand Forks. It is quite fascinating to follow their stories. We are very much a mobile generation and summer is the main season for packing up and taking off hither and yon. GFI ballplayers are different in that they are not on sightseeing trips nor family visits. Moving around comes with their desire to continue playing a game they love and in many cases to extend their careers. Those in the latter group still have a dream to play professionally and the GFI is a place and event where they have yet another opportunity to hone their skills, grow as athletes and perhaps be noticed by a scout sitting in the stands evaluating talent. In the 31-year history of this glorious tournament the numbers that have visited our community and area are staggering. I looked at only two team rosters from 2010, Lewiston and Team Canada. Lewiston had 15 players from California, representing 14 cities; Team Canada listed 14 players from Ontario, representing 10 communities. And this was less than half their rosters. It is relevant that the B.C. government’s Hosting BC program recently gave $5,000 to the GFI organizing committee. Consider this year’s event. It begins with a team from Australia travelling from the southern hemisphere to play at the GFI. There’s Kevin Atkinson from Surrey, B.C. attended college for four years in New Mexico, played this year in France, came back to play for Canada last month at the World Baseball Challenge in Prince George and will be at the GFI with the Langley Blaze. Another Surrey resident, Nick Senior, has played the last two seasons for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds. This summer he travelled to Saskatchewan to play for the Melville Millionaires in the very competitive Western Major Baseball League. Nick’s season just ended, he was named to the League All-Star team, and will quickly get back to Vancouver and join his UBC teammates as they prepare for another trip to Grand Forks as Team Canada. Dane Donegan from Denver, Colorado completed High School with a grade point average of 4.1, and after doing a lot of research chose to begin his post-secondary education in Canada at UBC where he will also play for the T-Birds baseball team. Dane will be in Grand Forks, and so will his parents. Taylor King is currently pitching for the Sioux City (Iowa) Explorers. Their season ends on Aug. 30 but Taylor has ‘gotta travel on’ for his next stop is Boundary Country. And as this is being written, John Caputo from Toronto is in Moncton, NB, playing third base for Team Ontario at the Canada Cup. Soon afterwards, John will hop on a plane and fly to Vancouver; he is enrolled as a freshman at UBC, and his first game will be at beautiful James Donaldson Park. These travel plans I have mentioned only scratch the surface. Many other baseball players are on the move, journeying to Grand Forks, and this community should be proud to host them for a week. So many athletes and their family members will discover Grand Forks and our area. Sport tourism is now the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry. For three decades thousands have travelled various routes to get to our scenic community to watch baseball. For those of us who live here, our privilege and unique opportunity is to welcome them while displaying warm hospitality.
“We came out tonight with a ton of energy and desire, and we were rewarded on the scoreboard for the great number of offensive chances we created,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”We built a quick lead in the first period and we weren’t happy about the ease with which we gave it away, but our guys regrouped at intermission and played probably our best 20 minutes of hockey this season in the second period.””We had a point to prove tonight and got the job done, simple as that,” Dubois added.Cody Fidgett scored a pair of first period goals and assisted on three other later in the game to total five points on the night. His first goal opened the scoring midway through the first period when he broke in alone on Clan netminder Andrew Parent and scored on a deke to the forehand.Beau Taylor doubled the lead less than a minute later, followed by a quick reply from SFU. The wild scoring pace would continue for the remainder of the period, as Fidgett netted his second only to see Graham Smerek and Nick Sandor strike back for the visitors and send the game into the first intermission tied 3-3. The Saints regrouped and dominated the second period, however, outshooting the Clan by a 15-4 margin and striking for a trio of goals.Mason Spear got things started 2:43 into the frame when he took a cross ice feed from Markus McCrea and beat an SFU defender to the slot before beating Parent.And it took less than two minutes for Selkirk to take another two-goal lead, as Fidgett found Jackson Garrett at the top of the crease for a one-time finish. Spear then closed out the scoring with his second of the frame, tapping home a rebound on a Saints power-play. Thomas Hardy put the game out of reach early in the third on another Selkirk man-advantage, and the team went on to trade a pair of goals each over the reminder of regulation with Connor McLaughlin and Garrett Kucher tallying for the hosts. James Prigione started the game in goal for the Saints but was replaced by Chris Hurry after allowing three goals on four shots in the first period. Hurry picked up the win in making 14 saves over the remainder of the game. Andrew Parent took the loss for SFU, allowing nine goals on 41 shots. Saints captain Logan Proulx and centre Thomas Hardy each finished the night with three points each, while Garrett, McLaughlin, Spear and Scott Swiston all enjoyed two point nights. The loss was the first of the season for SFU, who had entered the night with a 6-0 record.Ironically, the nine goals scored by Selkirk on Saturday night were the most allowed by SFU in a BCIHL regular season game since February 16, 2008 — which also came against the Saints in Castlegar, albeit in an 11-9 Clan win. Selkirk is next in action on Friday, (November 22) when they open a two-game series on Vancouver Island against the University of Victoria. The Selkirk Saints sent a message to the rest of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League the road to the title must come through Castlegar.Selkirk scored nine times en route to a 9-5 pasting of previously unbeaten Simon Fraser University in front of a raucous crowd Saturday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.The win moved Selkirk into sole possession of top spot in BCIHL standings, two points ahead of Thompson Rivers and four in front of SFU.However, the Clan has played three less games than Selkirk.
Keri Belle – Norberto Arroyo, Jr. – 121Frenzified (GB) – Santiago Gonzalez – 121Queen of The Sand (IRE) – Brice Blanc – 121Avenge – Flavien Prat – 121Real Smart – Drayden VanDyke – 121Tiz a Kiss – Joe Talamo – 121Majestic Heat – Gary Stevens – 121Fresh Feline – Chantal Sutherland – 121Generosidade (URU) – Tiago Pereira – 121Nancy From Nairobi (GB) – Mike Smith – 121Decked Out – Kent Desormeaux – 118Zipessa – Florent Geroux – 121Elecktrum (IRE) – Victor Espinoza – 121Sobradora Inc (ARG) – Rafael Bejarano – 123First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/ -30- AVENGE: Fresh off back to back victories at Del Mar, including a head win in the Grade II, John C. Mabee Stakes, the 4-year-old filly by War Front will be seeking her third consecutive win Saturday. Bought for $650,000 out of the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, Avenge is owned by Ramona Bass. Flavien Prat, the go-to rider for many right now, returns to the trainer who mentored his quick rise in the industry, and to a horse he has won four out of six with.SOBRADORA INC: A 4-year-old Argentine-bred filly by the Broad Brush stallion, Include, Sobradora Inc has only one loss in a six race career that came in her last outing, a fifth place finish in the John C. Mabee to Avenge. Saturday will be her third U.S. start for trainer Simon Callaghan and owner Katsumi Yoshida and will retain the services of Rafael Bejarano, aboard for all three stateside starts.MAJESTIC HEAT: The “other Mandella” in the race looms a credible threat to the rest of the field and will also be seeking her third win in a row. A 4-year-old filly by Unusual Heat, “Majestic” is owned by Madeline Auerbach, Bardy Farm and Ron McCauley. Favored in her last two outings, Majestic Heat was the winner of a one mile turf allowance at Santa Anita in June, and most recently, won the Solana Beach Stakes at Del Mar August 14. Gary Stevens, aboard for the Grade III Autumn Miss Oct. 17 of last year, will again ride.DECKED OUT: Trained by Keith Desormeaux and owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Gene Voss, this 3-year-old filly by Street Boss will run in her sixth consecutive graded stakes race Saturday. “In the money” 50 percent of her 14 lifetime starts, Decked Out comes off a solid second place finish in the Grade I, Del Mar Oaks at 1 1/8 miles on the turf Aug. 20. Released on 9/28/16 – For more information, please contact Alexis Garske at [email protected] or call 626-574-6418. THE GRADE I RODEO DRIVE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 8 (of 11) Approximate post time 4:00 p.m. PST ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella will supply two doses of dangerous in Avenge and Majestic Heat in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on the grass for fillies and mares, three and up.A final prep for the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, the Rodeo Drive has attracted a very competitive field of 14, all vying for their chance at automatic entry, including entry fees paid into the World Championships race Nov. 5 at Santa Anita. RODEO DRIVE IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES AT SANTA ANITA
It is a tragic matter of record that some of recent history’s most brutal racial genocides were justified on Darwinian principles (see CMI articles about the Herero genocide, the Nazi genocide, and the Aborigine genocide). The perpetrators acted on what they believed were inexorable laws of nature, that evolution had equipped some races as superior and others as inferior, little more than animals. Prior to the atrocities were many writings expressing IQ as a function of skull size, human evolution as a continuum of progress from animal evolution, and survival of the fittest as the highest good (see CMI article on Haeckel). Add to that the Malthusian idea that the earth’s resources cannot support all who are born, apply it as Darwin did to survival of the fittest, and the intellectual framework for “might makes right” was laid. Now, of course, evolutionists typically decry the racist ideas of their predecessors. Some now portray evolution as a world of cooperation and harmony. Diversity and inclusion are key words in evolutionary biology and in many a university and corporate office policy statement. But has anything changed in the underlying doctrines that led to earlier abuses? Consider these recent examples:Skull size: A short piece in the “Random Samples” column of Science,1 “What the Skull Tells,” reported dispassionately on work by an evolutionary psychologist at Edinburgh, Ian Deary, to measure the skulls of historic figures considered to have high IQs. “Studies have shown that brain, and therefore skull, sizes have modest but significant correlations with IQ,” the article mentioned nonchalantly.Rapid human evolution: A claim this week by Henry Harpending, evolutionary anthropologist at the University of Utah, that human evolution is accelerating, reverberated throughout the echo chamber of the popular science press (see PhysOrg, National Geographic News, BBC News complete with the iconic human evolution line of progress diagram, Science Daily accompanied by image of a conquering Viking). One aspect of his claim was that “Human races are evolving away from each other.” The National Geographic article quotes him as saying, “We’re evolving away from each other. We’re getting more and more different.” Most of the articles mentioned that Harpending and a co-author got into trouble after a previous study claimed that intelligence evolved more in one group than another. This time, he stressed, the genetic differences between people groups “cannot be used to justify discrimination. Rights in the Constitution aren’t predicated on utter equality. People have rights and should have opportunities whatever their group.” This may be a hard sell, however, since the Constitution assumed that natural rights come from God. In the Declaration of Independence (signed by the same group of authors) they had said it was self-evident that all men are equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights. The signers understood that the equality spoken of was not genetic or physical. Equality was based on the spiritual and moral values of equality before God, leading to equal opportunity and equality before the law. Can these rights come from an evolutionary process that is driving human races apart? It was not just creationists finding cause for worry in Harpending’s claims. The article states that the study “generated fears such research will undermine the principle of human equality and justify racism and discrimination. Other critics question the quality of the science and argue culture plays a bigger role than genetics.” These fears came from the scientific community.Moral equivalence: It is common in evolutionary literature to ascribe all moral qualities to blind evolutionary processes. As one example, an article in Science October 26 considered war as the flipside of altruism.2 Holly Arrow wrote that “altruism flourishes only in the company of outgroup hostility (parochialism), with war as both the engine of this coevolutionary process and its legacy.” Though Ms. Arrow clearly favored keeping the “sharp end of altruism” (war) in its sheath, would-be tyrants may not apply the law of Darwinism so peacefully. Within this view, it would seem trivial for a dictator to justify war – as some indeed did – as an altruistic act for the good of the fatherland, consistent with the principles of Darwinism.How long can the memory of Judeo-Christian morality hold out against a steady onslaught of evolutionary claims that people are mere animals, some more evolved than others? If our ancestors were just like gorillas, as a recent article on PhysOrg announced, what is to stop a racist or tyrant from taking on the role of alpha silverback?Breaking News 12/11/2007: The truth comes out about Matthew Murray, the gunman who shot up a mission and church in Colorado last weekend. Apparently he fell under the spell of the same anti-Christian, anarchist rock group KMFDM as did the Finnish murderer last month (11/08/2007). He also copycatted the Columbine killers who had killed in the name of “natural selection” – see story on World Net Daily.1. Random Samples, Science, Volume 318, Number 5855, Issue of 30 November 2007.2. Holly Arrow, “The Sharp End of Altruism,” Science, 26 October 2007: Vol. 318. no. 5850, pp. 581-582, DOI: 10.1126/science.1150316.We repeat: don’t think for a minute that the evils of Darwinian philosophy were exhausted in the extermination camps, gulags and killing fields of the 20th century. Evolutionary ethics are like demons that must be locked in the abyss lest they once again unleash death upon the world. Their ambassadors know the language of diplomacy and talk peace – until they gain enough power to overcome the guardians of the keys.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0