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  • Ben Carson: ‘It is not fair’ for transgender men to use women’s restrooms

    first_imgLifeSiteNews 9 November 2015Dr. Ben Carson does not believe it would be “fair” for biological men to invade the privacy of women by using their restrooms.The neurosurgeon told journalist Jorge Ramos that he opposes redefining marriage, as well as including “gender identity” in civil rights ordinances.When asked about whether transgender men should be allowed to use the women’s restroom, Carson replied, “How about we have a transgender bathroom?”“It is not fair for them to make everybody else uncomfortable,” he said.Ordinances like the one voters repealed in Houston on Tuesday would not only allow males to use women’s restroom facilities but also locker rooms and showers. In California, an agreement brokered by the Obama administration allows a biological girl who says she is transgender to use male bathrooms and locker rooms, and spend the night in a teenage boys’ hotel room during overnight field trips. read more

  • Aussie Open: Racquet-kicking Osaka admits she was ‘a bit childish’

    first_imgThe reigning champion handled the blustery Melbourne conditions to defeat China’s 42nd-ranked Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4.But the 22-year-old Japanese was irritated by Zheng’s defensive play and her emotions got the better of her when the Chinese broke early in the second set.Osaka threw her racquet to the floor, then gave it a kick for good measure.The two-time Grand Slam champion also tossed away a ball and slammed the racquet down again as she slumped to her chair, covering her head with her towel.“My racquet just magically flew out of my hand,” Osaka said mischievously, smiling.“I couldn’t control it, I think that’s how I dealt with my frustration.“It was a bit childish. I just want to play one match without throwing my racquet or kicking it. That’s all I want.”The former world number one, seeded third for the defence of her Melbourne title, said that Zheng’s way of playing – “slicing and dicing and getting everything” – had riled her. Read Also: Aussie Open: Coco crunch for Osaka as Djokovic bowls over wildcard“It’s really tough because you start thinking – she’s not hitting winners.”“I definitely got very frustrated in the second set and it’s something that I knew would happen,” Osaka added.“But I didn’t know the scale, what she would do to make me frustrated.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Naomi Osaka conceded she had been “a bit childish” after her frustrations boiled over on Wednesday in setting up a third-round showdown with teenager Coco Gauff at the Australian Open.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise Youlast_img read more

  • Batesville woman sentenced in drug case

    first_imgVersailles, In. — A Batesville woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of drugs within 500-feet of a public park. Three years of the sentence were converted to probation following her guilty plea.Bernice Kersey, 41, tossed a package containing drugs during a traffic stop on Park Avenue near Western Avenue. Officers quickly recovered the package and also found more drugs in Kersey’s purse. While being questioned Kersey told police she was delivering drugs to a subject that lived on Park Avenue.last_img

  • EHS fall sports meeting to be held Wednesday

    first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School has scheduled its 2018-19 fall sports information meeting for Wednesday, Aug. 8.All students wishing to participate in football, soccer, cross-country, volleyball, golf or the fall cheer squad should attend the meeting with a parent or guardian.The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the EHS auditorium and will be followed by a school booster club meeting at 7. Those who are unable to attend may pick up copies of the school’s athletics policies and team schedules in the main office in the following days.For more information, contact Athletic Director Josh Frost via phone at 667-4722 or via email at is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

  • Samuels, Cooper selected called in Hurricanes Super50 squad

    first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Test batsman star Marlon Samuels headlines a 14-man Leeward Islands Hurricanes squad announced yesterday for this month’s Regional Super50 in Antigua and Barbados.The veteran right-hander, who has not turned out in the tournament in three seasons, will be joined by the Trinidad and Tobago pair of Kevon Cooper and Akeal Hosein for the January 24 to February 18 campaign.Test fast bowler Alzarri Joseph has also been named in the unit which will be led by out-of-favour Test left-hander Kieran Powell, with West Indies A all-rounder, Rahkeem Cornwall as his deputy.The 35-year-old Samuels, meanwhile, will be a huge boost or the Hurricanes who have been installed in a tough Zone A alongside defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Windward Islands Volcanoes, West Indies Under-19s and English county side, Kent Spitfires.Jamaican Samuels, a veteran of 71 Tests and 187 One-Day Internationals, is a regular member of the current Windies side in all three formats.Cooper, a steady seamer and effective lower order batsman, is also expected to add depth to the Hurricanes while Hosein’s left-arm spin and left-handed batting will be an asset.Batsman Jermaine Otto is the only debutant included in the squad.Hurricanes will hold their first training session as a unit today at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.SQUAD – Kieran Powell (captain), Rahkeem Cornwall, Marlon Samuels,Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes, Nkrumah Bonner, Jahmar Hamilton, Jermaine Otto, Orlando Peters, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Kevon Cooper.last_img read more

  • Badgers head to Big Ten tourney

    first_imgThe No.16 University of Wisconsin men’s wrestling team begins its postseason this weekend at the Big Ten Championships in University Park, Pa.The Badgers, who are 9-8-0 overall and 3-5-0 in the Big Ten, hope to improve on their sixth-place finish last year as they send 10 grapplers to University Park.Four of the eight wrestlers who qualified for the NCAA Championships last year will compete this weekend — junior Kyle Ruschell and seniors Zach Tanelli, Dallas Herbst and Kyle Massey. Not to be outdone are the Badgers’ first-year grapplers, as six of the 10 Badgers who are traveling to Penn State this weekend are competing in their first Big Ten Championship.One of those first-year grapplers is true freshman Andrew Howe, who has been wrestling well as of late. The true freshman is undefeated in all of his Big Ten matches this season and is the highest-ranked freshman, true or redshirt, in the country at No. 2.Howe entered the rankings for the first time Dec. 9 at No. 15 and has risen ever since.“I just want to win,” Howe said. “I’m not going to over think it this weekend — just going to go out there and do what I have to do to win.”Herbst is also looking forward to a successful weekend as a senior after his third-place finish at last year’s Big Ten Championship was the highest of all UW wrestlers.“I’m just looking forward to going out there and wrestling good guys and hopefully everything will work out and I will come out on top,” Herbst said.The senior has also enjoyed an undefeated Big Ten campaign and hopes to carry that success into this weekend.“It’s nice having that mental edge, but I still have to go out and wrestle hard every match,” Herbst said. “I can’t overlook anybody.”Tanelli has also had much recent success on the mats, though he did not wrestle in the Badgers last match against Ohio State. Tanelli ended his senior season 23-3 overall and 15-1 in dual meets and carries a 16-match win streak into the Big Ten Championships, but he says this will not affect his style of wrestling.“I don’t think about [the streak] too much,” Tanelli said. “I know that I’ve been wrestling well against my opponents and plan on using that to my advantage. As long as I wrestle my style, the wins will take care of themselves.”Tanelli also brings his No. 1 ranking at 141 pounds into the Big Tens, a spot he has held for the last five weeks.“Right now I am really confident and have proven myself to the whole country by beating the best and have established myself as the guy to beat,” Tanelli said. “I am very open and willing to compet[e] and look forward to this weekend’s meet.”Herbst, Tanelli and Howe are seeded No. 1 in their respective weight classes for this weekend’s championships, while seven of the 10 individual Big Ten champions from 2008 return to this year’s championships.Iowa won the 2008 Big Ten Championships with 127 points while Minnesota finished as runner-up with 112.5 points.UW head coach Barry Davis and the rest of the Badger men hope Herbst, Tanelli and Howe to achieve the team’s first individual Big Ten champion since Tom Clum captured the 133-pound title in 2006.The Badgers placed seventh as a team in 2006 and had their highest finish under Davis in 2007 placing second. Although Wisconsin has had 41 Big Ten Champions in the history of their program, they have never won the Big Ten team title. The veterans, Herbst and Tanelli plan to use their experience to achieve first place finishes this weekend.“You learn something every time you go out there and wrestle,” Herbst said. “Now we kind of know what to expect and know what we have to do to be standing on that first place podium when it’s all over.”Although this weekend’s meet is huge as far as Big Ten individual and team championship implications, it is followed by the NCAA Championships where Herbst will attempt to qualify for his fourth straight birth.“It would mean a lot to me [to qualify for my fourth NCAA Championship],” Herbst said. “I would definitely be disappointed if I didn’t, but I’m just really looking forward to getting down there and making some noise at nationals.”last_img read more

  • Police contact ensures Kasino Curt goes up in smoke

    first_img Sami Helenius, a former National Hockey League (NHL) player, has walked away from Kasino Curt, his casino affiliate business, just weeks after announcing its launch.Targeting Swedish casino enthusiasts, Helenius was to run the site from his native Finland, however he has decided to quit after receiving police contact.In the Scandinavian nation gambling operations are run by Fintoto, Veikkaus and RAY, who merged at the beginning of the year, under the direction of the Finnish Lotteries Act.Kasino Curt details that to avoid legal problems they did not publish marketing materials within Finland, instead focusing on its target market of Sweden.Of the legal problems, Helenius detailed: “I decided to quit my business, when the Police of Finland sent me a request for clarification. They suspected that we are really marketing to Finns, not to Swedes. “After reading their message I immediately understood that there was no way for me to convince them that we are not targeting Finns. Among other things, they wanted to know if Finns could gamble on the gambling sites we wanted to advertise in “Finland does not block gambling sites, so of course it’s possible. Finland defends its monopoly very, very aggressively, even when the “aggressor” is not targeting Finnish casino enthusiasts. This is very disappointing and frustrating, as I had big plans for Kasino Curt.”Helenius, a former Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks enforcer, named his site after Swedish ice hockey coach Curt Lindström, who won a World Championship gold in 1995 when in charge of Finland. Submit Veikkaus seeks new wagering lead as Kauhanen departs to lead Finnish Hippos June 12, 2020 Lottery leaders to address COVID-19 crisis at SBC Digital Summit April 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020last_img read more

  • Herve Renard resigns as Morocco Head Coach

    first_imgFrenchman Herve Renard has resigned from his post as Head Coach of the Moroccan senior national team.The decision ends weeks of speculation over his future, after Morocco were knocked out at the round 16 stage of the just ended AFCON 2019 at the hands of less-fancied Benin.Renard, who has won the AFCON on two occasions with Zambia and Ivory Coast in 2012 and 2015, took over the Atlas Lions in 2016, but failed to repeat the winning feat in two attempts – at AFCON 2017 and 2019, falling at the quarter finals and the round of 16 respectively.He also led Morocco to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but failed to make it out of the group stages.last_img

  • Joy Sports Benedict Owusu wins sports Journalist of the year 2015

    first_imgJoy Sports, Benedict Owusu, has claimed the sports journalist of the year award for his piece on juju in football at the 21st Ghana Journalists Association awards.The talented young journalist who has devoted a large chunk of his life to his chosen profession made it a succession of awards after claiming the top gong last year.Benedict’s love to probe for human centered stories and as well many back stories aside what is seen on the pitch has made him a unique face in sports journalism in this country.Age cheating in football claimed the award last year but his piece on juju in football could also not go unnoticed as it unraveled fascinating spiritual connotations applied to soccer in Ghana.Many revelations and mind boggling conclusions were derived from his piece and we look forward to more compelling stories from the reigning sports journalist of the year. Benedict Owusu follows the illustrious footsteps of Maurice Quansah to win this award back to back.last_img read more