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first_imgWho do you think will come away with the victory?Also don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. After a comprehensive victory against Canada, Scotland will look to do the same against the United States. Summer Tours: Scotland vs USA PreviewScotland kicked off their 2018 Summer Tour with a comprehensive victory over Canada in Edmonton last week.Coach Gregor Townsend named a young, inexperienced side but this mattered little as the men in blue romped away in the second half to secure a final score of 48 points to 10. In total they scored seven tries with George Turner scoring a hat-trick as Canada were outclassed in pretty much every respect.But the United States will be more of a challenge for the Scots this weekend.The USA are currently undefeated this year after defeating Argentina XV, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Russia, however they have not played anyone with the skill and class of Scotland up to this point.Related: All The 2018 Summer Tour Fixtures & TV DetailsWhats the big team news?Gregor Townsend has made 12 changes for the Scotland team to face the USA later this week with Stuart Hogg coming in to captain the side after Grant Gilchrist dropped to the bench. There are three players who retain their spots in the starting lineup with Ben Toolis, Byron McGuigan and Blair Kinghorn starting again.Additionally there are a number of debutants with George Horne and Matt Fagerson starting alongside their brothers Peter and Zander. They are the 48th and 49th brothers to play for Scotland and it is the eighth time that two sets of brothers will be on the field at the same time.Luke Hamilton, Jamie Bhatti, George Turner, Adam Hastings, and Lewis Carmichael all will make their first international starts in Houston.Coach Gary Gold has stuck with the same XV that recently smashed Russia 62-13. There are also only two changes made to the bench with James Kilterbrand and Olive Kilifi, being replaced by Dylan Fawsitt and Titi Lamositele.Adam Hastings is set to make his first international start against USA (Getty Images)What have the coaches said?Scotland coach Gregor Townsend: “We always planned to play as much of the squad as possible on this tour and we also deliberately picked more Edinburgh players in the first game because their season finished earlier.“Now we welcome most of the Glasgow Warriors contingent into the team. On top of that, there are seven players making their first starts for the country, which is really exciting, and we are looking forward to them going out and grabbing this opportunity. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “The USA have won their last six games and scored a lot of points in the process. They’ve beaten two teams that have already qualified for the Rugby World Cup – Uruguay and Russia – and put 60 points on both of them.“They are definitely improving as a team and are playing with a lot of confidence.“You can see in the way they attack and defend that they are well coached, added to which there are some exceptional individuals that offer running threats throughout their side, so this will be a real test for us on Saturday.”USA coach Gary Gold: “Despite a few early challenges, the chemistry of this group worked well last week—even though we’d only spent a relatively short amount of time together as a unit. We’ve had another week to build on our rhythm as a collective and grow in our individual roles which will undoubtedly help us against a quality side in Scotland.”Any interesting statistics?Scotland have won their last five matches against the USA, the most recent of which came in 2015. Scotland won by 39 points to 16.Scotland’s team this weekend will feature 10 Glasgow Warriors players.Four of the past five games with Wayne Barnes refereeing, Scotland have had a forward sent to the sin-bin.George Horne and Adam Hastings played together five times this year for Glasgow and will play at 9 and 10 this weekend.USA have qualified for every World Cup apart from 1995, and did so this year with an 80-44 aggregate win over Canada.Scotland last played the USA at the 2015 World Cup (Getty Images)When does it kickoff and is it on TV?Like the Canada match last week, be prepared for an early start with the game kicking off at 02.00 in the morning on Sunday. The game will be televised on BBC.What are the lineups? SCOTLAND: Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), P Horne (Glasgow Warriors), McGuigan (Sale Sharks), Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), G Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Z Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Carmichael (Edinburgh), Toolis (Edinburgh), Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Hamilton (unattached), M Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors).Replacements: Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Dell (Edinburgh), McCallum (Edinburgh), Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Denton (Leicester Tigers), Hidalgo-Clyne (Scarlets), Bennett (Edinburgh), Fife (Edinburgh).USA: Hooley, Scully (C), Campbell, Lasike, Brache, MacGinty, Davies, Fry, Taufete’e, Mullen, Manoa, Civetta, Quill, Germishuys, Dolan,Replacements: Fawsitt, Lamositele, Baumann, Peterson, Landry, Augspurger, Magie, Audsley Captain: Stuart Hogg has been named as captain to face the USA (Getty Images) last_img read more

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation read in RussianReporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of independent journalist Ulugbek Khaidarov on a trumped-up charge on 14 September in Jizak and voiced concern about the fate of President Islam Karimov’s nephew, opposition journalist Djamshid Karimov, of whom there has been no word since he went missing two earlier.“We are witnessing the death of Uzbekistan’s independent press at the hands of the police state,” the press freedom organisation warned. Khaidarov was waiting for a bus on 14 September when a woman suddenly slipped money into his pocket. Police arrested him seconds later, although he had already managed to pull out the money and throw it to the ground. Since then, they have been holding him in Jizak prison on a charge of “extortion and blackmail” under article 165 of the criminal code. He faces between 5 and 10 years in prison.Karimov was seen for the last time on his way home on 12 September after visiting his mother in hospital. He and Khaidarov are both former Uzbekistan correspondents of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, contributors to the independent websites fergana.ru and centrasia.ru and opposition supporters. And both have long been the targets of harassment by the Karimov regime.The disappearance of one and arrest of the other have raised concerns that the authorities have entered a new stage in the drive to stamp out dissent in Uzbekistan.Ever since the Andijan uprising in May 2005, the authorities have been forcing the foreign media out of the country and have been trying to silence the local independent media, making it impossible for the most outspoken journalists to find work and driving them into exile. Those that resist are subject to systematic judicial harassment.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org September 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Regime persecutes last independent journalists including president’s nephew February 11, 2021 Find out more The family of journalist Djamshid Karimov (photo), who is the president’s nephew, has had no word of him for the past week. His well-known opposition to his uncle makes them fear for his life. Two days after he disappeared, independent journalist Ulugbek Khaidarov was framed by police on an extortion charge and faces five years in prison. May 11, 2021 Find out more News Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia to go further News News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News October 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

first_img Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Organisation Help by sharing this information TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses EnvironmentJudicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedCouncil of Europe RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about Mathias Depardon , a French photographer held for the past two weeks in Turkey and now on a hunger strike, and reiterates its call for his immediate release.Based in Turkey for the past five years, Depardon was arrested on 8 May while reporting in the southeast of the country for National Geographic magazine. Although an order for his deportation was issued on 11 May, he is still being held at a detention centre in Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian border.RSF has learned from his lawyer, Emine Şeker, that he began a hunger strike on 21 May.“The ordeal to which Mathias Depardon is being subjected is unacceptable and has lasted for too long,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The Turkish authorities, who are responsible for his safety, must end this grotesque situation. We again urge the French government to intervene firmly to protect this photographer and obtain his release.”RSF, two other media freedom organizations and 19 media outlets sent a joint letter to Turkish interior minister Süleyman Soylu on 19 May calling for Depardon’s immediate release.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News News Follow the news on Turkey April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawcenter_img April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more News May 24, 2017 Turkey: Concern over detained French photographer now on hunger strike TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses EnvironmentJudicial harassmentPhotoreportageImprisonedCouncil of Europe Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News Receive email alertslast_img read more

first_imgGrahams Bakery in Dromore, Northern Ireland, has announced a partnership with charity Barnardo’s. As part of the bakery’s corporate and social responsiblity programme it has launched promotion packs to raise funds for the charity and has involved staff by encouraging them to fund raise at events. “We are constantly looking at ways to improve as a business, and want to get the community involved with what we do, and the obvious choice was a charity,” explained sales and marketing manager, Alistair Toal. The bakery then invited interest from a number of charities, involving their staff in the decision, before deciding that Barnardo’s was perfect choice.last_img read more

first_imgRussell Banks, whose work has distilled blue-collar dreams into moving, sometimes violent, portraits of struggle and loss, will deliver Harvard Divinity School’s 2014 Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality Nov. 5 at Sanders Theatre. Banks’ novels include “Continental Drift” (1985), “Affliction” (1989), “The Sweet Hereafter” (1991), “Rule of the Bone” (1995), “Cloudsplitter” (1998), and “Lost Memory of Skin” (2011). Last year he published a collection of stories, “A Permanent Member of the Family.” His Ingersoll Lecture is titled “Feeding Moloch: The Sacrifice of Children on the Altar of Capitalism.” After Nobel laureate Toni Morrison (2012), Banks is the second award-winning author to deliver the lecture in three years. And as with Morrison, HDS has organized a series of discussions about the religious dimensions in his work ahead of the talk.“I like to develop communities of conversations around these visitors,” said Davíd Carrasco, a longtime friend of both writers who has helped organize the conversations. Banks is not religious in “the traditional way,” added Carrasco, the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America. Rather, he is “aware of the power of religion in the lives of the people he writes about.”Banks will attend the HDS discussion group’s final meeting on the afternoon of Nov. 5. The Ingersoll Lecture Fund was created in 1893 with a gift of $5,000 from Caroline Haskell Ingersoll in honor of her father, the Rev. George Goldthwait Ingersoll, a Harvard alumnus. Harvard President Charles W. Eliot initiated the lectures in 1896.Banks, who is 74, spoke with the Gazette about the search for spiritual meaning, in life and fiction, and the craft of writing. GAZETTE: Is there any early work that really inspired you — a book, or even a moment or an important transition point for you in terms of your writing?BANKS: There were so many. I am old enough now so I’ve had many transition points over the course of my life, and it’s difficult to isolate one from another in a way. But let’s go way back to early on in my writing life when I was in my very early 20s and I was a college dropout at that time. I had only spent about six weeks in a college classroom, so I was really an autodidact and trying to read and understand what made the great works of literature great works, and like a clever monkey just kind of copying what I got excited about and trying to imitate it.GAZETTE: Do you remember what you were excited about at the time?BANKS: Oh, sure, I mean, you know, I would read Faulkner, and then I would write big, long, serpentine sentences with great, elaborate, Latinate diction and realize that it was actually a much more complicated task than that. And so I would read Hemingway, and then I would write short, terse sentences and very plain vernacular English and American English and then realize that was more complicated than I thought, too.So it was like that, without any sense of the work connecting to my inner self and realizing that that’s where it had to come from. Until I read the work of a novelist who’s not much known these days, although he was very famous in the 1940s and ’50s and ’60s, really. He was a man named Nelson Algren. He was from Chicago. He had written a couple of novels that are still read and admired. “A Walk on the Wild Side” is one; “The Man With the Golden Arm” is another. And I read these books and I felt a kind of kindred connection to the sensibility of the writer, the deepest part of the writer that I hadn’t felt before, and luckily — I am describing this as a turning point because it was — I was then about 22 years old, and I was living in New Hampshire and working as a plumber and I read about something called a writers’ conference. I had no idea what such a thing was, at Bread Loaf in Vermont, and I saw Nelson Algren was going to be on the faculty. And so I sent a novel that I had been writing up there, a manuscript. They gave me a little scholarship and so I drove up and Nelson Algren read my novel and he went through it with me. He didn’t edit or anything, he simply said, “OK, this is a good passage here, kid. Here’s a good passage here, kid.” And, “There’s a nice stretch of dialogue here, kid.” He said, “Now you’ve got to write a whole book that’s as good as those pieces.” He said also, he kind of laid on the hands and said, “But don’t worry, kid, you got it.” And that was really all I needed. I didn’t need him to edit it for me or to go through with a blue pencil. I needed him to give me permission.And that was a true turning point for me because at that point I did believe in myself in a way that I hadn’t up to that point. And I had a model in Algren, who was a writer whose attention and compassion as a writer were attached to the lives and experiences of people we normally think of as invisible or as marginalized, and I sort of felt that way myself. And the family that I had come from, I felt they were people like that, and so it allowed me to organize my attention in a way I hadn’t prior to that. And Algren became a kind of mentor. We became friends for many years until he died [in 1981]. We were in touch and corresponded and occasionally saw each other. He lived in Chicago and I lived everywhere, I was sort of bouncing around in those years.GAZETTE: Was he able to see you become a successful writer?BANKS: Yes. I began to publish in my late 20s pretty widely and in my early 30s, and he lived long enough for that. He wasn’t a fatherly man particularly, but he was a wonderful literary mentor for me. I don’t know how he would have been for many others, but he happened to be the perfect one for me.GAZETTE: That’s so important.BANKS: It truly is. I think when you’re a young writer you kind of need three things: a mentor, and you need to find a way to stay out of the economy if you can to buy time, and you need your peers and your contemporaries too. Although I never was in a writers’ workshop and never got an M.F.A. graduate degree in writing, I managed to find those three pieces on my own, more or less: my mentor; I got out of the economy by basically living a bohemian beatnik life during those years; and then I found my peers in Boston and in New York and in the Florida Keys and wandering around the country back in my early 20s.GAZETTE: You will be speaking at the Harvard Divinity School. Can you tell me a little bit about your religious upbringing?BANKS: I was raised New England Presbyterian; three of my four grandparents are Eastern Canadian, old-time Calvinist and Presbyterian people. My mother and father were as well. That was my childhood religious upbringing. It was not, I would say, rigid or particularly disciplined even, but it was serious enough. That was where I would rather say my religious education occurred, in that context. But after the age about 12, I dropped away and never have been in any sense a religious person. … It was not a profound experience for me; more social than spiritual I think.GAZETTE: Can you talk about the spiritual dimension in your work? Do you ever write with that in mind? How do you feel that it manifests itself in your writing?BANKS: You know, I’m not very good at analyzing my own work, actually, in that way. I kind of leave that to the reader and the students of the work who have a different kind of freedom to see it maybe more objectively than I can. I’m aware that there are certain spiritual, if not religious longings in the characters that I write about and care about, and there’s a desire among my characters, as there probably is in myself as well, to find some kind of spiritual reality and meaning in the world that surrounds us. But it’s extremely difficult for me personally and therefore extremely difficult for most of my characters as well. I think that’s a common dilemma and quest as well. But I don’t have an agenda or a religious commitment that I am trying to dramatize and use fiction for. In a way, fiction for me is a way of discovery and a process that allows me to find out, to penetrate and then to find meaning in some aspect of human life which is deeply mysterious to me. And I can enter that mystery in a way through my work that I can’t really enter in any other part of my life. And I suppose in a way that’s a spiritual quest, but it isn’t driven by a specific, spiritually defined question.GAZETTE: You mentioned areas that your work has allowed you to explore, areas that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to in your own life. I am wondering about the notion of suffering, and also death, two recurrent themes in your work.BANKS: Those are the two main inescapable facts of existence, aren’t they, and I think Buddhism is particularly conscious of that and organizes our attention around those two aspects of human life. Life is suffering and death is inescapable. And so I suppose in that limited sense I could align myself with Buddhism. In a way I can’t think of human life without it being colored by the presence of suffering. And I can’t think of human life without it being defined by death. So I guess, it’s inescapable isn’t it, that my work would reflect that.GAZETTE: In writing about suffering and death, have you come to any realizations?BANKS: I think what you’re asking is, how has my work, and the process that it requires, altered or changed my own life. And I think that’s true. It does. I think that in some ways as I’ve grown older and I begin to reach an age where I can look back over a span of half a century or more of writing, I can see that the course of my writing has made me more compassionate and forgiving and less judgmental than when I was younger. It isn’t because I’m a better person or anything, but I think that the discipline and the rigor of the process of making those stories and making those novels has allowed me to suspend the kind of judgment that I might have possessed when I was younger, to understand and forgive people, and acts, behavior, that I might not have understood or been able to forgive when I was younger. And I think that’s a consequence of my work. But you know, I don’t think that’s exclusive to a fiction writer or an artist. I think that that happens as a result of any lifelong attention and discipline to the lives of other human beings. You could do that and be a therapist, you could do that and be a professor, you could do that and be a physicist even, a scientist. If you are paying sufficient attention over time in a disciplined and un-self-absorbed way — well, by definition it would be un-self-absorbed — then eventually it’s going to make you a more compassionate and forgiving person.GAZETTE: Davíd Carrasco mentioned that theme of the HDS talk, immortality and humanity in our time, was really appealing to you. Can you tell me why?BANKS: It might seem curious and odd that it would appeal to me. The lecture is endowed with the proviso that it address immortality, the subject of immortality, so I kind of was stuck with that, but I think that I welcomed it because although I am an atheist and certainly don’t believe in the afterlife in a conventional way, I do believe that there is an afterlife and that it exists primarily in the lives of our children and grandchildren. I don’t mean as individuals, I mean as species, really, and the preservation of future generations and the protection of future generations is a way of guaranteeing and shaping and protecting our afterlife. So the subject became one I can enter pretty well because my work has concerned itself over the years with the relationship between adults and children — parents and children in a specific way, but adults and children in a broader human way, and so it wasn’t a great leap for me to try to address this subject. And then, I have a particular view on it, especially with regard to the abuse of children. I think of the abuse of children as consumers, and so one of the things I will be addressing in the lecture is the rise of the child in our society as a consumer and in the gradual appearance of children as the largest single segment in the consumer economy. So I am going to talk a little bit about what are the consequences of that long-range, and also psychologically and socially and historically. What are the consequences of turning children, the weakest, most vulnerable, naïve, and ignorant members of the tribe, into consumers?last_img read more

first_imgDRAG racing action will be back on track in just a week with the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) Reaction meet,but for some, the preparation never stops. This is the case of the defending thirteen second champion Imran Khan and Toyota AT 150Khan, who spoke exclusively to Chronicle Sport, contended that his machine is race-ready and he has been out doing some testing ahead of Sunday’s meet.“The car is working fine. I feel ready for the meet and I know I am going to do well,” Khan told Chronicle sport, adding “I know there are a lot of people who are going to be coming for my crown, but I’m here to defend it,” he said.Khan continued, “Preparation wise, I hadn’t to do much to the car; just basically service her up and ensure that all the lines are good and all the brakes and clutch and everything is ready and just drive.”He noted that while there are specific competitors he will be keeping his eyes on, he does not intend to take any battle lightly, adding that the competition in the class will be stiff this time around.Asked about the challenge between himself and Marlon Wilson in a West Demerara vs Berbice battle, he replied, “may the best man win,” adding, “I’ve seen him, the car is fast and If he gets in my class then its obviously going to be a battle, we are going to have to see who wins [next] Sunday.”Khan was tight-lipped about specifics on how he plans to dominate the competition come next Sunday but called on fans to come out and support his car number 20,while also heaping praise on his sponsors.Approximately eight classes of racing are carded for the day,based on the time bracket system.Several cars are expected from Suriname.last_img read more

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Betfair has signed up to become the Official Gaming and Betting Digital Partner of Italian champions Juventus for the coming season starting from 2017/18.As part of the partnership, Betfair will be able to use Juventus’ name and image rights in their promotional material in Italy and around the world in Europe, America and Oceania.Supporters of ‘The Old Lady’ can look forward to benefitting not only from exclusive online offers but also the chance to win extraordinary black and white experiences as a result.Betfair branding will now be visible both inside Allianz Stadium, Juventus Training Center and in a variety of club publications across its digital channels.Juventus Co-Chief Revenue Officer & Head of Global Partnerships and Corporate Revenues Giorgio Ricci said of the new deal: “This partnership with Betfair fits perfectly with the club’s ambitions of global growth and confirms Juventus’ appeal to industry-leading brands around the world.”Claudio Di Zanni, Betfair Italia Country Director, added: “We are proud to be working alongside a club synonymous with success in Italy and Europe.” Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgBut it was Guerrero’s bat that earned him a four-year, $28 million contract from the Dodgers in October 2013. Puig once batted .330 as a 19-year-old in Serie Nacional, the top league in Cuba; Guerrero had seasons of .338 and .343 at ages 21 and 22. Back then though, Guerrero was comfortable. He was playing at home with his wife and children nearby. Shortstop was his only position. That all changed once he arrived in the United States.When Guerrero hit .329 with 15 home runs in 65 games for Albuquerque last year, it came with a series of caveats. He’d been playing in a hitter-friendly league, against less experienced pitchers, absent the big-league spotlight. During a Triple-A game in May, Guerrero lost a portion of his ear in a dugout fight with a teammate. The recovery sidelined him nearly two months.Except for that incident, few considered how much Guerrero’s life had changed on and off the field in the span of a year.“I think all the unknowns, as they get put beside you, you’re more and more comfortable,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Hitting comes and goes. You go 0 for 3 or four games in a row, you’re uncomfortable. But the confident guys think ‘it’s just a matter of time. I don’t have any hits but I’m going to hit.’”Now 28, Guerrero is playing with an ease that was missing a year ago. He has six hits in his first nine Cactus League at-bats, including a home run Saturday against Milwaukee.“I have a lot more confidence,” he said.Asked why, Guerrero responded, “One year of experience. The amount of practice I’ve had. I haven’t practiced as much as I have since it’s different in the United States. A lot more practice, obviously. The experience in Triple-A helped me a lot as well.”Gaining confidence was never an issue for Puig, who can come across like 240 pounds of rollicking swagger. In Los Angeles and as a minor leaguer, Puig usually seemed to perform whether or not he’d mastered the reglas of American baseball.Confidence? “I had it from Day 1,” he said in Spanish.Guerrero is a different person, older and more measured when he speaks. His wife and daughter arrived in the United States two months ago from Cuba, and that matters. There was talk at the beginning of camp about how the Dodgers might be “stuck” this season with Guerrero, who can’t be optioned to the minor leagues without his permission. But there’s still time for him to turn his contract from a burden into a blessing.“Mentally I’m confident,” Guerrero said. “I’m relaxed.” “One of the things I know from playing winter ball, being around Latin American countries, is that the time that counts is the game time,” Gonzalez said. “If you don’t want to show up for BP, you don’t have to. … The extra work is up to you. So when you get here and they’re saying ‘you have to be here for BP’ you’re like, ‘why? I don’t need it,’ because you never needed it your whole life. “Here if you don’t get in the weight room, they label you as a guy who doesn’t work. People are so worried about all the things that you do” ‑ Gonzalez draws out the word “allllll” for effect ‑ “and not just what you do on the field.”There are two Cuban defectors on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, Guerrero and star outfielder Yasiel Puig. Puig has spent the majority of his time in the United States (almost three years now) on the Dodgers’ major-league roster. When Puig bends or breaks the rules, it’s a topic of interviews and articles and news cycles.Guerrero spent almost all of last season with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate. The shelter of playing in Albuquerque, N.M., allowed him to adjust to the rules out of the public eye. Unlike Puig, Guerrero’s transition to the culture of American baseball was hardly a topic of public debate.And Guerrero had even more to take on than Puig. A shortstop all his life, Guerrero was asked to play second base in spring training last year. The adjustment was rough at Triple-A, and Guerrero wound up going back to shortstop, then to third base and left field as the organization tried turning him into a utility player. PHOENIX, Ariz. >> The Spanish word for rules is “reglas.” Dodgers infielder Alex Guerrero discusses the reglas of baseball with his Cuban accent, dropping the “g” to the point of imperceptibility. “There are distinct rules for playing baseball in Cuba,” he said in Spanish, “distinct rules in the United States.” But something is lost in translation.The bases are all 90 feet apart in Cuba. The pitcher’s mound is 60 feet and six inches from home plate. Three outs, nine innings ‑ the reglas are the same.Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez explained.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgAzra Dedic from Bihac, the first employed person with Down syndrome in BiH who is also actively engaged in judo for 10 years, won the silver medal in the A category of the competition in the G-judo in Italy.Brave Azra, a true lover of judo, won against the representative of Russia with two wins and one defeat, and thus won the silver medal and showed that a great judo career is waiting for her.A total of 181 competitors from 18 countries participated in this international tournament, and according to Azra’s mother Remzija, Azra attracted a lot of attention because whole teams came to a tournament, and Azra was alone from BiH with her coach Fikret Becic, but she got plenty of support.“Italians, if their team is not fighting, are cheering for Azra, Slovenes too. Teams from Brazil, Andorra, the UK, Romania and others did the same. It was an amazing feeling,” said proud mother.“She won gold last time in Pordenone, and now she won a silver medal. However, this is the strongest tournament in the region that took place in the Italian city of Ravenna,” noted Azra’s mother Remzija Dedic.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more

first_imgThe Kamloops Vibe women’s hockey team, are provincial champions.Sunday, the Vibe beat the Fort St. John Eagles 6-0 in the North Peace Provincial Women’s Hockey Championship.- Advertisement -Despite the game being tied at zeros entering the second period, the Eagles were unable to match the play of Kamloops, allowing them to score three times in both the second and third frames.MVP honours were awarded after the game to players on both teams, with Alyssa Reid earning the title for the Vibe and Shayleen Clausen being named MVP for the Eagles.last_img read more