Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.
Top Czech women, including Pliskova and Kvitova are set to play while Jiri Vesely is the highest ranked player in the men’s draw.All the tournaments will be without spectators. The matches will be broadcast on television.MAN CITY OWNERS-BELGIAN CLUBMan City parent company buys Belgian club Lommel SKBRUSSELS (AP) — The owners of Manchester City have purchased a Belgian soccer team on today, adding a ninth club to their worldwide portfolio. Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press May 11, 2020 It says the 2023 event will take place from Aug. 25 through Sept. 10 of that year.Group games will be played in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.The final phase will be played in Manila. It will be the first time that the tournament formerly called the world championships will be played across multiple countries.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — Real (RAY’-al) Madrid has become the latest Spanish league club to resume individual training. Players were back in action today at the team’s training center, two months after the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most clubs had already resumed individual sessions. Barcelona restarted on Friday and Atlético Madrid on Saturday. All players were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to practice. The league says five players on first- and second-division clubs have tested positive. Three staff members have also tested positive.— The head of Japanese baseball says the 12-team league is hoping to start play next month but no specific date has been set. Japan is living under a state of emergency that is in effect until May 31. Commissioner Atsushi Saito says the All-Star game in July has been canceled for the first time since it was initially held almost 70 years ago. The Japanese season was originally scheduled to open on March 20. Baseball has begun in Taiwan and South Korea in empty stadiums.— The Portuguese soccer federation says the league, clubs and players must take responsibility for the consequences of the return to soccer in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. The federation says that is the first condition stipulated by government authorities to allow the Portuguese league and the Portuguese Cup to resume as planned by the end of the month. The federation says it received a set of conditions from the government on Sunday.CZECH-CHARITY EVENTPliskova, Kvitova to lead teams in Czech competition PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT’-oh-vuh) and third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will lead two teams in a charity competition during the coronavirus pandemic.Pliskova’s team will include her twin-sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincová and Nikola Bartunkova.Kvitova’s squad will include Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková and Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova.The first of the four tournaments that are part of the competition is scheduled for June 13-15 in Prague.Separately, the first of a series of tournaments organized by the Czech tennis federation is scheduled for May 26-28 in Prague. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-AHLAmerican hockey league cancels rest of seasonUNDATED (AP) — The American Hockey League has canceled the rest of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The City Football Group, which is run by the Abu Dhabi royal family, says it bought second-division club Lommel SK after the team based in the eastern Limburg province had its professional license renewed. Financial terms of the deal have not been revealed.Lommel was sixth in the standings when the Belgian season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team plays in an 8,000-capacity stadium and its biggest achievement was reaching the 2001 Belgian Cup final.WORLD CUP-2023 DATESFIBA sets dates for 2023 Basketball World CupMIES, Switzerland (AP) — FIBA has set the dates for the next Basketball World Cup. President and CEO David Andrews says, “the resumption and completion of the 2019-20 season is not feasible in light of current conditions.”The league’s board of governors made that determination in a conference call Friday.The AHL suspended its season on March 12 after the NHL did. The league hopes to be back next season but that is in jeopardy if sports must be played in empty arenas.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The British government has told sports bodies to prepare for the resumption of events in England but not before June and not with fans in stadiums. Sports have been shut down in Britain since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. A government document says Step 2 of the plan for easing the lockdown includes “permitting cultural and sporting events to take place behind closed doors for broadcast.” The document states that the resumption cannot happen before June 1.
The USC men’s basketball team continued their hot start to the season with a 96-61 victory over the visiting Cal State University, Northridge Matadors (2-3). Ten different players scored for the Trojans as the team dominated from start to finish.The Trojans exploded out the gate en route to an early 17-5 lead. Behind some great ball movement and hot shooting from beyond the three-point line, the Trojans increased their lead to as much as 26 points in the first half.Both guard Jordan McLaughlin and forward Katin Reinhardt started the game a perfect 3-3 from beyond the arc. As a team, the Trojans shot 53 percent from three in the first half.The Matadors, who only played seven players, struggled to keep up with the size and speed of the Trojan offense. USC out rebounded the Matadors 25-16 in the first half and assisted on their first 11 shots to start the game. The Trojans took a 46-26 lead into the half.Things didn’t get any better for the Matadors in the second half as the Trojans continued to put on an offensive clinic. The Trojans’ hot shooting carried over to the second half as the team pushed their lead to as much as 35 points.Jason Richardson led the Matadors with 18 points on 7-18 shooting. The Matadors struggled as a team from the field, shooting just 36.8 percent for the game, while going 1-13 from downtown.After starting last season 1-3, the Trojans seem much more poised and comfortable with each other. The Trojans have now scored more than 80 points in all four games this season, a feat they only accomplished eight times last season. It appears that head coach Andy Enfield finally has all pieces together for his space and pace offense.“We emphasize playing team basketball,” Reinhardt said. “If someone’s open make the extra pass. That’s how good team win.”McLaughlin led all scorers with 20 points on 70 percent shooting and Reinhardt chipped in 17 points off the bench for the Trojans. Fellow guard Julian Jacobs flirted with a triple double, finishing with six points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds.“I think our entire guard rotation has played at a high level,” Enfield said. “We’re sharing the basketball. We had 26 assists tonight, and we’re hitting open shots.”Freshman Bennie Boatwright continued to show why he was a top recruit out of high school as he finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Fellow freshman Chimezie Metu finished with five points, five rebounds and three blocks. Metu is now averaging 3.75 blocks per game on the season.The Trojans finished with 26 assists on 37 made baskets. The Trojans also out-rebounded the Matadors 57-34 en route to 25 second chance points.The Trojans will now head to Orlando, Florida, to take part in the AdvoCare Invitational. USC will face their toughest challenge of the young season against No. 20 Wichita State on Thursday. The game will be aired on ESPN at 11 a.m.
But Redick intimated an asterisk should be put by Crawford’s funky moves.“I’ve gotta say the best was Jamal, but I’m questioning whether or not he practiced that with his wife in front of a mirror,” Redick said. “It was too orchestrated. It was not something he did on a whim. It was well thought-out.”Center DeAndre Jordan has not yet had to dance. He agreed Crawford has so far been superior, but like Redick he said he believes Crawford “had his routine planned.”“I think the person who has had to dance the most is CP (Chris Paul),” Jordan said. “He’s danced a lot. And so has Austin (Rivers). Austin was pretty bad, too, but Cole was probably, definitely the worst.”Jordan said he isn’t sure what dance he’ll do when it’s his turn, but he loves the whole idea. “It’s cool because we all talk about it and we try to set people up to be the last one,” he said. “Like the other night, Cole had a really good game and we tried to set it up to where he was the last one. But it’s cool, it’s fun.”Coach Doc Rivers likes the camaraderie the dancing provides his Clippers (22-13).“It’s nice when guys do all kinds of quirky things like that,” he said. “They have fun with it. I mean, we had to legislate it a little bit because nobody wanted to do the post-game interviews.”In Detroit on Dec. 14, first Redick and then Crawford left on-court post-game interviews early so as not to be the last one in the locker room.“So we kind of got reprimanded,” Rivers said. “Finally, we do something fun and we still get in trouble. It’s just who we are. The league calls and says they’re going to fine guys if they don’t stop (leaving interviews early).“J.J. was the culprit in the Detroit game when he abruptly ran off the floor. And I don’t blame him because from what everybody says with his dancing, he probably shouldn’t complete the interview.”Blake Griffin updateLeading scorer Blake Griffin has missed the past five games with a partially torn left quad tendon. He was seen Tuesday doing well on a treadmill as Doc Rivers was speaking with reporters.Rivers said Griffin, who sustained the injury Christmas night playing against the Lakers, will be re-evaluated either Wednesday or Thursday.“He says he feels great, feels a lot better,” said Rivers, who did not give a firm date for Griffin’s return. The initial timetable was at least two weeks. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The L.A. Clippers are having fun these days. They will take a six-game winning streak into Wednesday night’s game at Portland, which means that after each one of those victories the last player in the clubhouse has had to dance in front of the rest of the team.Those players who love to dance can thank Paul Pierce. Those who don’t can blame him.“Man, I’ve had a lot of like weird teammates in my career and some guys just do the most random stuff,” guard J.J. Redick said Tuesday at practice. “And Paul Pierce is a random guy and he just randomly … I think the thought just kind of came into his head one day, ‘We should do the Soul Train line,’ and he just started clapping. There you have it. That’s why we do the dance.”Redick was asked to list the best and worst performers. He said he would not name himself as either, but he did say Cole Aldrich has easily been the worst and that Jamal Crawford has been the best.
Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic have been dropped for Chelsea’s Champions League game against FC Porto, while skipper John Terry is also only on the bench.John Obi Mikel replaces Matic while Willian and Ramires, who both scored after coming on in the 2-2 draw at Newcastle on Saturday, are also recalled to the starting line-up.Kurt Zouma keeps his place alongside Gary Cahill, with Terry once again among the substitutes.Diego Costa starts up front, in the middle of a domestic ban, but Oscar has not been named in the 18-man squad .The decision to leave Hazard, Matic and Terry out of the side comes less than 24 hours after boss Jose Mourinho warned that none of his players were “untouchable” following Chelsea’s poor start to the season.Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Ramires, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Blackman, Baba Rahman, Terry, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard, Kenedy.Porto: Casillas, Maxi, Maicon, Marcano, Martins Indi, Danilo, Rúben Neves, Imbula, Brahimi, Aboubakar, André.Subs: Helton, Layun, Evandro, Corona, Tello, Bueno, Osvaldo.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Long story short, here are my Week 2 picks, updated with point spreads. As for my opening week, it’s a reminder that picking against the spread (7-9-1) is harder than straight-up calls (12-3-1):49ers 24, Bengals 20: Back-to-back road wins make the 49ers 2-0 for the first time since 2012. … Last time they had a week-long layover in Youngstown, Ohio: 2012. … Last time they went to the Super Bowl: 2012. … Last time I hype up that, until next week. Line: 49ers -1 1/2Chiefs 35, Raiders 17: From …
President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the country’s law enforcement authorities for their action which led to the arrests of two suspects linked to the brutal murders of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana and SA boxing champion Leighandre Jegels.Mrwetyana’s alleged killer was arrested and charged with rape, murder and defeating the ends of justice. The man suspected of killing Jegels was also arrested and has since died in hospital.The murder of these two young women; one at the hands of a stranger and the other killed by a man who was reportedly her boyfriend remain a stark reminder that the women of South Africa are not safe, either in their homes or in the streets.On Monday 2 September 2019, the body of a 14 year old girl was found in a backyard in Cape Town, adding to a grim body count of murdered women and girls across the country.“This is a very dark period for us as a country. The assaults, rapes and murders of South African women are a stain on our national conscience.” President Ramaphosa said.The President added: “We have just commemorated Women’s Month. Sixty three years after the women of 1956 marched for the right to live in freedom, women in this country live in fear – not of the apartheid police but of their brothers, sons, fathers and uncles. We should all hang our heads in shame”In 2019, the Presidency signed the Declaration on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide with various civil society formations and has directed that urgent attention be given to its implementation, particularly on immediate measures around support to victims and access to shelters and places of safety.The President has sent his deepest condolences to the Mrwetyana and Jegels families and urges all South Africans to keep them in their thoughts during this very traumatic time. The President will be meeting with the leadership of the police later on today to be briefed on, amongst others, steps being undertaken to stem the tide of gender based violence in the country.Enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President – 072 854 5707Issued by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Wikipedia and Wikia co-founder Jimmy Wales has just joined the advisory board of CK-12 Foundation – a nonprofit organization that provides standards-aligned online textbooks to kindergarten to grade 12 students. One key element of the organization includes offering “FlexBooks” – a product that allows educators and students to create and edit their own open-content teaching materials. Users can add chapters to existing texts or create completely new material using the Flexr tool. Some key benefits over traditional textbooks include: wider distribution, lower costs, teacher recommendations and customizable texts. The latter is particularly significant as educators can adapt textbooks to ensure they are timely, aligned to state standards and culturally appropriate. Additionally, educators can even adapt texts to set students on independent learning programs with ease. This is especially important for those educators who work with gifted students and students with developmental disabilities. In addition to Wales, other CK-12 advisory board members include CEO of Sun Microsystems Vinod Khosla, CTO of JotSpot Graham Spencer and founding principal of the High Tech High charter school program, Larry Rosenstock. Tags:#E-Books#E-Learning#web CK-12 intends to make use of the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. Meanwhile, Wales’ other open textbook project, Wikibooks, is licensed as GNU Free Documentation. Both licenses ensure that the book content is free to be copied, redistributed and modified for either commercial or non-commercial use with the only major stipulation being that author’s receive attribution. Wikibooks currently has over 38,602 volunteer edited pages with subject matter in natural sciences, computing, humanities and social sciences. The project already includes books from at least 15 different languages. According to CK-12, the difference between Wikipedia and CK-12 is that the organization “specifically focuses on K-12 standards-based content centered around the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects vs. serving as an encyclopedia of knowledge…CK-12 offers materials such as lesson objectives, vocabulary, and Q & A – similar to those found in textbooks.” However, the group does not address comparisons with Wikibooks. At this early stage with CK-12, the key difference between Wikibooks and CK-12 appears to be that the latter organization envisions one day supplying printed textbooks via an on-demand press similar to Lulu or Blurb. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
TweetPinShare0 Shares ARLINGTON, TX — Jacob deGrom pitched four sharp innings in his final spring tuneup, David Wright had a perfect night at the plate and the New York Mets shut down the Texas Rangers for a 5-0 victory Friday.Last season’s NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom was joined by Rafael Montero, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia and Jerry Blevins in completing a three-hitter.Wright went 3 for 3 with a walk, and Juan Lagares had three hits.Mets pitchers extended their scoreless streak to 20 1-3 innings and have given up only nine runs over the past seven games. New York ace Matt Harvey tossed four shutout innings Thursday.“Our pitching’s really good,” manager Terry Collins said, “and I think in the last week we showed it, even though it’s spring training.”The Rangers have lost eight in a row.Wright doubled home Lagares in the first inning against starter Logan Verrett, a former Mets minor leaguer who was making his Rangers debut after being acquired Thursday on a waiver claim from Baltimore.Prince Fielder’s double in the third inning was the Rangers’ only extra-base hit. No Texas runner made it beyond second.“Our hitters were down in the count all but two or three hitters,” Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. “On the pitching side, we were underneath the hitters quite a bit tonight. You’ve got to be able to throw strikes.”The Mets added a run in the fourth and three in the seventh, including an RBI double by Curtis Granderson.Verrett spent his first three seasons in the Mets’ system before the Orioles selected him in the winter meeting draft this past offseason.STARTING TIMEMets: Scheduled to start the second game of the season Wednesday night at Washington, deGrom allowed one hit and struck out four against the Rangers. He permitted two runs or fewer in each of his six spring outings.Rangers: GM Jon Daniels said he expects Verrett, who lasted 2 1-3 innings against his former club, to make the opening-day roster barring something “extreme.” The Rangers intend to use Verrett as a long reliever.TRAINER’S ROOMMets: Collins spoke to 2B Daniel Murphy, who was not with the team in Arlington while recovering from a strained right hamstring. Murphy went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk in a minor league game in Florida. Asked if Murphy will be with the team for the season opener Monday in Washington, Collins said: “Looks like it’s possibly going to happen.”Rangers: Right-handed reliever Lisalverto Bonilla will start the season on the disabled list because of elbow discomfort. Daniels said Bonilla had an injection and will take a few days off from throwing. … Top prospect Joey Gallo had surgery to remove a troublesome unneeded bone from his left ankle. The slugger is expected back at Double-A Frisco in about three weeks. It is the same injury that former Texas catcher Geovany Soto had last year, and he was back 16 days after surgery.TUNING UPWhile the Rangers replaced seven of their nine hitters before the end of the fifth inning, the Mets used Friday as a more extensive tuneup for Monday’s season opener.Collins called Friday a perfect scenario for giving his starters extra work.“You got to play under the bright lights,” Collins said after the game. “I mean, that’s what the game’s about. You get a little bit extra adrenaline and you kind of get ready for what we’re going to expect on Monday.”UP NEXTMets: RHP Dillon Gee pitches in the preseason finale Saturday at Texas.Rangers: LHP Ross Detwiler, a starter again after being in Washington’s bullpen last season, gets his final spring tuneup Saturday against the Mets.TOMMY MAGELSSEN, Associated Press
15Mar Rep. Alexander: Sunshine Week best time to get involved in reforming car insurance Categories: Alexander News House website provides latest news, meeting times and public interactionAs part of Sunshine Week in Michigan, state Rep. Julie Alexander encourages Jackson County residents to visit the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates website. Those interested can be a part of the governmental process by staying informed and getting involved with modifications to the state’s no-fault car insurance system.The committee recently launched www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com, allowing drivers to have their voices heard by submitting their own reform ideas and stories of how they are hurt by the nation’s highest car insurance rates. Since the website rollout, over 800 Michigan motorists have offered their input to help the committee craft future solutions.“This is an excellent opportunity for Jackson-area residents to get involved in state government, and provide critical input to help reduce car insurance rates for all drivers across the state,” said Alexander, of Hanover. “The Legislature wants to deliver a meaningful solution that best serves the interest of Michigan drivers. The only way we can do that is by hearing from the very people affected by the state’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance rates.”The committee website includes a news tab allowing residents to keep informed with developments and committee meeting schedules. Ideas submitted by motorists will go directly to the committee, assuring every submission is considered.“We want to make sure this process is transparent and easy to understand. The Michigan House needs to be held accountable to over 90 percent of drivers demanding long-overdue meaningful change,” Alexander said. “We are going to get auto insurance reforms right with drivers at our side throughout the process.”Alexander also encourages residents to “like” the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ReduceMiRatesNow/ as another means to follow the latest news regarding the committee.