Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cheeburger Cheeburger (Photo: www.cheeburger.com)A bite of a cheeseburger will probably never feel this gratifying.Popular Farmingdale burger joint, Cheeburger Cheeburger, is looking to help Superstorm Sandy victims get back on their feet by donating a portion of its sales Thursday to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, officials said.The benefit will run from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and only includes the Farmingdale location.The restaurant will donate 20 percent of each check from the day’s receipts to the recovery fund.“There are too many Nassau residents who are still suffering from the impact of Hurricane Sandy,” Nassau County Executive Mangano said in a statement urging residents to help out storm victims by grabbing some grub at the restaurant Thursday.The fund was created by the county last November to assist residents affected by the historic hurricane, which struck on Oct. 29.“Priority is given to those applicants who are not entitled to reimbursement from FEMA, do not have homeowners or flood insurance and are not receiving assistance from other government relief programs,” the county said of the relief fund.
By Ben Deatherage for Grays Harbor RacewayElma, Washington- Grays Harbor Raceway will be the place to be this weekend when it comes to racing for the first ever Harbor Classic Weekend. We mentioned that the Northwest Extreme Late Model Series and Northwest Extreme Winged Sprints will be in the house but so will be the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and USAC Ford Focus Midgets.Tickets for Saturday and Sunday will be Adults $13.00, Senior (62+)/Juniors (13-18)/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, Youths (5 and Under) FREE, Family Pass (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) $30.00, and Premium Seating $20.00. Pit gates open at 2:30, front gates, 4:30, and racing starting at 6:30.So far this season Craig Moore, Zack Simpson, and Joe German are the only two drivers to have scored two Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified features. Scott Miller, Jeremy Shank, Josh Muller, and Jesse Williamson have all achieved a single victory.Jason Tole is the only repeat winner in the Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stock ranks. Tole has six total victories including the Cut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100. Three other drivers that have visited victory lane have been Cory Sweatman, Austin Kerrigan, and Jack Parshall.Chase Goetz continues to take the 2013 USAC Ford Focus Midget season by storm. Goetz has graced the winner’s circle on five occasions during the current campaign including last Saturday night. Jared Peterson is the only driver to have beaten him and he has won twice at GHR so far.The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side by side racing as well as its large track size. Hosting racing action from April to October regular classes include 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Street Stocks, Hornets, and for the first time the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprint Car Series. Special events include visits by the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series and American Sprint Car Series-Northwest Region. You can keep up on all the latest activity at www.graysharborraceway.com for the most-recent news and stories. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Last week’s column took a quick look at the science of climate change and how scientific hypotheses have shifted over time based on new evidence. In developing public policy, I believe we should start with a firm foundation of science—whether the issue is banning lead in gasoline, regulating the annual harvest of salmon, or adopting policies on energy efficiency. The better the science, the better the resulting policies or laws.So, what about climate change? Today, the overwhelming consensus among scientists is that human activities are warming the earth’s climate and dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are needed to stave off potentially catastrophic consequences.However, policymakers often don’t turn to scientists when they’re shaping public policy. And, given the shift in scientific consensus on climate change over the past four decades (see last week’s column), it is somewhat understandable why there is skepticism about the reality of global warming today–35 years ago, many scientists thought that global cooling was occurring and that we might enter a new ice age.So, is it possible to find constructive common ground while we’re waiting for definitive “proof” of global warming that even today’s climate change skeptics will believe? I think it is.What if we were to focus, initially, only on those measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are worth doing even if global warming isn’t happening? Below are a few sample measures that should make sense no matter where you stand on climate change.1. Reduce vulnerability to interruptions in heating fuel or power by dramatically boosting the energy performance of houses.James Wolsey, a past director of the Central Intelligence Agency, argues that American citizens are highly vulnerable to terrorist actions that could target the supply or distribution of heating oil, natural gas, or electricity. If we insulate our houses really well and design them to keep unwanted heat out in the summer, they can keep us safe even if we lose heating fuel or electricity. We don’t need to wait for a tragedy to demonstrate this need for resiliency or “passive survivability.”2. Reduce our dependence on oil that is imported from unstable regions by encouraging alternatives to automobiles.Within a decade or two, the majority of our oil will likely be imported from Middle Eastern countries where the wellbeing of Americans is not always a high priority. Radical factions in countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait could topple U.S.-friendly governments or destroy major refineries. (Had a terrorist plot against the massive Abqaiq oil refinery in Saudi Arabia in February, 2006 succeeded, loss of the refinery’s 6.8 million barrels per day of production would have had a dramatic impact on gasoline and diesel fuel availability and prices in the U.S.) And had we not been worried about access to Middle Eastern oil, would we really have launched a trillion-dollar war in Iraq?To reduce this dependence on foreign oil, which has been a priority of every U.S. president (Republican and Democrat) since Nixon, we should invest in public transit (including bus lines, bus rapid transit, light rail, and high-speed intercity rail), build bicycling and walking pathways, and create denser, more pedestrian-friendly communities where automobiles aren’t as necessary.3. Put Americans back to work and strengthen the U.S. economy by investing in local energy conservation and forward-looking technologies that can compete worldwide in the 21st century. Insulating and weatherizing houses is one of the best ways to boost employment and keep money in the local economy–rather than sending that money far away to buy fossil fuels. Investments in renewable energy technologies like wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal, will enable the U.S. to regain world leadership in the 21st century green economy—rather than ceding that role to China, India, or Europe.Each of these measures would dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, yet each makes sense whether or not global warming is happening. There are many others like these. Even if we don’t all agree on climate change, can’t we agree that America would be better off without being at the mercy of Mideast governments? Wouldn’t we feel more secure if we knew we could remain safe in our homes if power or heating fuel were interrupted? Don’t we all want to boost employment and ensure that there will be a strong economy for our children and grandchildren? If we do these things, the dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will be a bonus–icing on the cake.I invite you to share your comments on this blog.You can also follow my musings on Twitter
R Ashwin tried to Mankad Shikhar Dhawan during Delhi Capitals’ run-chase against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Saturday. In a funny turn of events, Dhawan responded by dancing at the non-striker’s end.In the 13th over, R Ashwin tried to Mankad Dhawan who was leading the charge for Delhi Capitals in their chase of 164.But luckily for Dhawan, he had stepped back inside the crease in time.When Ashwin delivered the following ball, Dhawan teased the Kings XI Punjab captain by trying to get out of the crease. In fact, he came up with a mini dance at the non-striker’s end.Ashwin took the catch to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan on 56 in the following over after Hardus Viljoen hurried the DC opener with a bouncer. Despite Dhawan’s untimely departure, captain Shreyas Iyer remained unbeaten on 58 and helped Delhi Capitals get past the finish line and retain the third spot on the IPL 2019 points table.WATCH: Shikhar’s dance moves on the creasehttps://t.co/KtJkaIpubwIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019Earlier in the 2019 Indian Premier League, R Ashwin had stirred up a controversy when he Mankaded Jos Buttler, the Rajasthan Royals opener in Jaipur.Shane Warne, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, and Dale Steyn blasted Ashwin over his action while James Anderson chose a more distasteful way to express his disagreement.In an interview with India Today, Ashwin said, “You can debate about it. It’s up to people’s perception what they believe it is,” Ashwin told AajTak. “But to me, like I said, it’s all about conscience. Before some 10 years, there was a rule wherein you warn somebody and then do it.”advertisement”See, there have been even debates about whether I waited for him to leave the crease. But what people don’t understand is I hadn’t even reached the crease when he started walking away. Once I complete my action, I can’t go down and hit the stumps.”I will have to wait and then only flip the stumps. It makes no sense to me. There will be no end to this. People will keep giving their opinions,” he said.Same as last time, Twitter was flushed with reactions over Ashwin’s Mankading gesture against Dhawan.Did Ashwin really try to runout the non striker again? ??Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) April 20, [email protected] you beauty! That dance on the non-striker end was funny!#DCvKXIP #IPL2019Garg Ankit (@graciousgarg) April 20, 2019Ashwin : Mankad karu?Shikhar Dhawan : #DCvKXIP pic.twitter.com/Cogv2ngSmwYash (@imyash19) April 20, 2019That @SDhawan25 jig at the non-striker’s crease was better than all his wicket celebration jigs combined ?? #DCvKXIPna:Deem (@absolutLALA) April 20, 2019It’s fun to watch @SDhawan25 teasing Ashwin… #GABBAR #DCvKXIP #IPL2019Multazim Khan (@iam_Multazim) April 20, 2019Also Read | R Ashwin opens up on Mankading row: People will keep giving opinionsAlso Read | DC vs KXIP IPL 2019, T20 broadcast: Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab Live StreamingAlso See
TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal consider Edu for director of football roleby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are looking at former player Edu as a possible director of football.They are looking to add another person who can offer football expertise to their operations, which include Raul Sanllehi as the head of football and Sven Mislintat as a head scout.Edu played 127 times for the Gunners from 2001 to 2005.He has served as a director at Corinthians, while he is a technical director for the Brazilian national team as well.It is unclear if Edu even wants the role and if others are being considered. The news comes from the Evening Standard.
zoom Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s share purchase agreement with the shareholders of H.E.C. Europe Limited has been terminated, the company said.The deal was terminated as the contractual deadline for obtaining all necessary approvals for the transaction expired and was not waived.Aegean announced the acquisition of H.E.C., a parent company of Hellenic Environmental Center and a group of companies providing port reception facilities services (the HEC Group), in February 2018,Marine fuel logistics company inked a definitive agreement to buy all of the outstanding share capital of H.E.C from its shareholders for USD 367 million.The sellers are companies owned and controlled by Dimitris Melisanidis — Aegean’s founder and former Head of Corporate Development — and certain members of his family, and members of the Agiostratitis family.Aegean was pursuing the acquisition as “a complementary high margin business with global growth opportunities,” as explained by Jonathan McIlroy, Aegean’s President.
APTN National NewsGARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION, Ont.-Anishinabe leaders in Ontario are planning a traffic slowdown and a brief highway blockade for Monday to remind the federal government First Nations communities need to be consulted on any planned reforms to First Nations education, says Garden River band Coun. Darrell Boissoneau.Boissoneau said there is growing concern among leaders in the Anishinabek Grand Council that the federal government is planning to centralize control over First Nations education with a third-party agency without first consulting with First Nations communities.“We need to be consulted, to have input,” said Boissoneau.Garden River is hosting the Anishinabek Grand Council meeting on Monday and the planned rally and action on Hwy 17 is planned for between 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.Boissoneau said Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo is expect to attend the rally and be a keynote speaker.Boissoneau said a brief shutdown of the highway may be necessary to accommodate the planned rally speeches.“Too many of our young people feel powerless over their own futures as they are caught in the ditches of welfare dependency and despair. The current education system is failing our youth,” said Garden River Chief Lyle Sayers, in a statement. “Quality culture-based education is the key to addressing the educational achievement gap. Changes to First Nations education require meaningful First Nation consultation.”
Current details:Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm is expected.Heavy snow will fall through Sunday over Pine Pass.Mild and moist air aloft from a Pacific front combined with an entrenched arctic airmass will continue to produce periods of heavy snow today over Pine Pass.An additional 2 to 5 cm of snow is expected today. CHETWYND, B.C. – A snowfall warning remains in place for the Pine Pass.Environment Canada issued the warning early Saturday and predicted the area would see 20 to 25 cm of snow before the storm moved out of the area late Sunday. Most of the predicted snow fell on Saturday, and the forecast says the region should see another two to five centimetres of snow on Sunday.The forecast is also calling for wind speeds of up to 15 km/h. As of 8 a.m., Drivebc.ca says Highway 97 has limited visibility with drifting snow and strong crosswinds. The snow will finally ease this afternoon.Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca. For updates on the highway conditions in B.C., visit www.drivebc.caSee the full weather warning below.Pine PassHwy 97, north of Mackenzie Junction at Powder King access road, looking north.Hwy 97 at Wabi Estates Road, east of Chetwynd, looking west. (elevation: 754 metres)Mackenzie JunctionHwy 97 at Hwy 39, about 29 km south of Mackenzie looking east.Issued at 2019-01-20 13:20 UTC by Environment Canada:Snowfall warning continued for:Highway 97 – Pine Pass, B.C. (080030)
Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping said the cooperation agreements worth more than USD 64 billion were signed at a CEO conference during the 2nd Belt and Road Forum which concluded here on Saturday.A total of 283 items of practical outcomes were achieved during the preparatory process and the holding of the forum, Xi said in a statement before the media on Saturday after his roundtable meeting with 37 heads of state and governments who took part in the meeting. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraEarlier in the day, Xi called for joint efforts of all parties to promote high-quality development of the Belt and Road (BRI) initiative at the leaders’ roundtable meeting of the forum. In his address at the roundtable meet, Xi said his trillion-dollar BRI initiative should benefit all around the world and deliver common development by following established international rules and norms. He again stressed that the BRI would focus on common development of all the participating countries and their people. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days”We must implement the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits to see that all voices are heard, all reached their full potential and all stand to benefit,” the Chinese President said. The BRI must be open, clean and green and follow high standards, people centred sustainable approach, he said, adding that it should be aligned to the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda. “Align our cooperation with universally accepted rules, standards and best practices and pursue social and economic progress and environmental protection in a balanced way. The BRI should be beneficial to all and deliver common development,” Xi said. Those who attended the BRF meeting included Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and heads of several Asian, African and Latin American countries besides heads of the UN and the IMF. India and the US skipped the meeting. India, which boycotted the first BRF meeting held in 2017 over its objections to the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) being laid through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, skipped its second edition for the same reasons. The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Pakistan’s Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of the BRI. India has also been airing its concerns over the BRI financing, saying that connectivity initiatives must follow principles of financial responsibility to avoid projects that would create unsustainable debt burden for communities. This time the US has emerged as a fierce critic of the BRI, asserting that its predatory financing is leaving the smaller countries in heavy debt. The concerns grew louder after China acquired Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port for a 99-year lease as a debt swap. The heavy Chinese financing of the CPEC also raised concerns over Pakistan’s ability to pay back. China has clarified that less than 20 per cent of the CPEC projects are based on loans provided by it and the rest of the 80 per cent ventures are either directly invested by Beijing or used Chinese grants. The BRI was launched by President Xi when he came to power in 2013. It aims to link southeast Asia, central Asia, the Gulf region, Africa and Europe with a network of land and sea routes. China is doling out huge sums of money for infrastructure projects in countries from Asia to Africa and Europe, enhancing its global influence. In his speech at the opening ceremony of the 2nd BRF on Friday, Xi allayed fears that China is using the BRI as a geopolitical tool to attain superpower status. He said the BRI was “not an exclusive club”. “Everything should be done in a transparent way and we should have zero tolerance for corruption,” he said.
Cairo- The screening of the Egyptian movie “Sweetness of Spirit” or “Halawet al roh” in Arabic starring Lebanese diva Haifa Wehbe was delayed by the Censorship Committee officials in Cairo.Scenes of Wehbe’s rape with actor Mohammad Lutfi and a scene of her kissing actor Basim Samrah in particular raised the concern of the committee, the news website noted.The committee refused to issue a permit for the film or any other decision regarding the movie because it was unfinished, Ahmad Awad, head of the Censorship Committee, told Al Arabiya News channel. No comments will be given nor censorship will be imposed until “Sweetness of spirit” is fully completed, Awad said.The London based daily news website Elaph reported that the Censorship Committee decided to delay the film’s release after they discovered it contained profanities and sexually provocative scenes.“Sweetness of spirit” revolves around a woman named Roh who tries to overcome the daily hardships of her life.Egypt already had restrictions on film makers in place under President Hosni Mubarak, requiring them to seek approval from the Censorship Bureau to screen their work.After his overthrow in 2011, film makers were hoping for more artistic freedom, but critics of the government say little has changed, according to Reuters.Wehbe is a renowned model, singer and socialite who is regarded by admirers and observers as an Arab beauty icon and as a ‘sex bomb’ by fans.Source: Al Arabiya
1987U.S.Tom Watson5.48Scott Simpson0.045.44 Spieth isn’t the first golfer to experience an unceremonious meltdown on Sunday at a major championship; YouTube is littered with the bones of players snatching ignominy from the jaws of victory. That doesn’t make it any less jarring to see a player as good as Spieth, leading by 5 midway through the Masters’ final round, fresh off of one of the greatest seasons at the majors in modern history last year, fall apart in such spectacular fashion. And that he was beaten by Danny Willett, who had just one career top-10 finish at a major before this week, made Spieth’s defeat all the more stunning.In measuring Spieth’s performance in majors last year, I used “major shares,” a statistic that estimates how many majors a player would have been expected to win given his scoring relative to the field average in past majors. Fractional “shares” of wins accumulate over time for good players; the number is nailed right around zero for the also-rans. Going into the Masters, Spieth had 1.48 career major shares,1A few notes, since I tweaked the methodology a bit since last season: Instead of using z-scores, I’m now basing major shares on a player’s strokes above the field average in a tournament. (Research by Daniel Myers shows that converting those to z-scores needlessly adds statistical noise to a player’s rating.) I also listed two versions of major shares last season — one that adjusts for other performances in the field, one that does not — and I’ve averaged those together here. the 10th-most of any active player; Willett, on the other hand, had 0.01 major shares. That difference, 1.47 major shares, was the 17th-biggest disparity in résumés between a major’s third-round leader and the player who eventually overtook him since 1958.2Out of the 139 instances in that span where the leader after three rounds didn’t go on to win the major. In other words, there have been less likely candidates to come from behind, but not many. STROKES GAINED AGAINST FIELD 1997Tiger Woods+3.7+5.8+7.2+4.2+11.5+21.0 1977BritishJack Nicklaus12.50Tom Watson0.8511.65 2010Phil Mickelson+3.9+1.5+5.6+4.9+10.5+16.0 1985Bernhard Langer+1.2-1.3+6.0+4.8+10.8+10.6 STROKES GAINED AGAINST FIELD 1978PGATom Watson1.78John Mahaffey0.531.25 YEARPLAYERR1R2R3R4WEEKENDTOTAL 1978Gary Player+1.2-0.4+3.1+8.2+11.3+12.1 YEARPLAYERR1R2R3R4WEEKENDTOTAL Considering Spieth’s immense potential, the difference between the two golfers would likely have been even higher if Willett had pulled this upset later in Spieth’s career. Spieth is no Tiger Woods, but before Sunday, he’d developed a reputation for steadiness, particularly in majors. After he birdied the ninth hole on Sunday to go up 5 strokes, a third major — and second Green Jacket — in the span of 12 months seemed imminent. (Ken Pomeroy — who maintains a golf win probability feed on Twitter in addition to his indispensable college basketball stats site — gave Spieth a 92 percent chance of winning at that point.) Then, a pair of bogeys to give a few strokes back. Then, quadruple-bogey.But epic collapses such as Spieth’s are often accompanied by incredible comebacks. And for all the water-cooler chatter about Spieth’s disastrous final trip through Augusta’s back nine, Willett also had to play tremendous golf over the weekend, particularly on Sunday. In the final 36 holes of the tournament, Willett outplayed the field average by 9.4 strokes, the ninth-best weekend enjoyed by any Masters winner since 1958. And 5.7 of those strokes were gained against the field in Round 4 alone, representing the eighth-best final round performance by a winner since ’58. 2016Danny Willett+2.3-0.3+3.7+5.7+9.4+11.5 1995U.S.Greg Norman3.23Corey Pavin0.242.99 1989MastersBen Crenshaw2.09Nick Faldo0.851.24 2009PGATiger Woods10.85Y.E. Yang0.0010.85 2011Charl Schwartzel+2.0-0.5+4.1+5.7+9.8+11.3 2013U.S.Phil Mickelson4.58Justin Rose0.244.34 1994Jose Maria Olazabal-0.8+5.0+5.4+4.9+10.3+14.5 2008BritishGreg Norman3.45P. Harrington0.343.12 1995Ben Crenshaw+0.7+3.5+2.3+5.3+7.7+11.9 1986Jack Nicklaus-0.6+1.3+2.0+7.0+9.0+9.7 1965Jack Nicklaus+4.1+2.9+9.1+4.6+13.7+20.7 YEARMAJORPLAYERMAJOR SHARESPLAYERMAJOR SHARESDIFF 2016MastersJordan Spieth1.48Danny Willett0.011.47 LEADER THROUGH 3 RDSEVENTUAL WINNER SourceS: ESPN, Yahoo 1990MastersRaymond Floyd2.66Nick Faldo1.051.61 Best weekend performances at Augusta, 1958-2016 2016Danny Willett+2.3-0.3+3.7+5.7+9.4+11.5 1959Art Wall+0.8-1.6+1.8+7.4+9.2+8.4 1990Nick Faldo+1.1+0.9+6.6+4.2+10.8+12.8 1971MastersJack Nicklaus7.29Charles Coody0.097.20 1967Gay Brewer+0.6+5.1+1.7+7.2+8.9+14.6 1996Nick Faldo+2.1+4.8+0.8+6.7+7.5+14.3 1993PGAGreg Norman2.92Paul Azinger0.482.43 1973Tommy Aaron+6.0-0.5+0.2+6.1+6.3+11.8 Biggest major upsets since 1958 Few sports offer as much potential for dramatic, heartbreaking collapse as golf. Jordan Spieth learned as much on Sunday: 2009BritishTom Watson5.98Stewart Cink0.375.61 1984BritishTom Watson5.33Seve Ballesteros2.053.28 1989Nick Faldo+5.3+1.3-2.9+6.7+3.8+10.3 1985MastersRaymond Floyd2.22Bernhard Langer0.251.97 1987MastersBen Crenshaw1.84Larry Mize0.021.81 1983U.S.Tom Watson4.44Larry Nelson0.703.73 1986PGAGreg Norman1.60Bob Tway0.021.58 1978Gary Player+1.2-0.4+3.1+8.2+11.3+12.1 2005Tiger Woods-1.2+6.2+7.2+2.2+9.4+14.4 2006U.S.Phil Mickelson3.45Geoff Ogilvy0.033.43 2011Charl Schwartzel+2.0-0.5+4.1+5.7+9.8+11.3 2012U.S.Jim Furyk1.25Webb Simpson0.001.25 Best Sundays at Augusta, 1958-2016 The quality (or lack thereof) with which Spieth hit the ball at the 12th hole was shocking, but Willett’s weekend charge was also pretty historic. It took a combination of the two to generate a Green Jacket ceremony this awkward:
On Wednesday, July 4th the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race will kick off its annual festivities. Organized by the Atlanta Track Club, the event attracts runners of all ages from around Georgia to enjoy the scenic city course and festive atmosphere. The road race was originated in 1970 and has been a Fourth of July tradition ever since.The famed road race starts in Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall and ends in Piedmont Park. The wheelchair race begins at 6:45 a.m. while the footrace begins at 7:30 a.m.Registration for the event is closed, and organizers suggest that all event participants and spectators take MARTA, which will begin running at 5 a.m. on race day.The course starts at Lenox Square and travels down Peachtree to 10th Street in Midtown and finishes on 10th Street just outside of Piedmont Park.
Watch the fight that changed the late Ken Norton‘s life. On March 1, 1973, Norton shocked the world when he fought the champion, Muhammad Ali for 12 rounds, leaving him with a bloody, shattered jaw.“I was taking out the mouthpiece and there was more and more blood on it. My bucket with the water and ice in it became red. In every other fight, between rounds, I’d take the mouthpiece out and put it in the bucket and there was just slobber on it. But here, after each round, I had to shake the mouthpiece to get all the blood out of it into the water.”Nobody expected Norton to be a worthy opponent for Ali, but by the end of the sixth round, it was clear that Norton not only was winning: he had seriously injured the champ.After wiring Ali’s jaw shut, Dr. Gary Manchester told the media, “It was a very bad break. The bone which was broken had three or four jagged edges. The edges kept poking into his mouth. He had so much pain during the fight that he’s totally exhausted right now.”
Photo illustration by Mark BatkeImagine not being able to say whatever you want on Twitter because one bad tweet will make headlines all over. That’s often the case for student athletes when it comes to social media, and it’s particularly true for Twitter.In 2009, Texas Tech University linebacker Marlon Williams decided not to keep his comments to himself when he tweeted about his coach being late to a team meeting.“Wondering why I’m still in this meeting room when the head coach can’t even be on time to his own meeting,” Williams tweeted.Williams’ tweet and account were deleted soon after.In 2011, then-Western Kentucky University and current Tennessee Titans running back Antonio Andrews had something to say to the fans of WKU.“One thing I can say bout #UKfans is they loyal. No matter how sorry they team is they always support them. Can’t say that bout #WKUfans smh,” Andrews tweeted.Andrews was sidelined the following game.Finally in 2012, Ohio State’s very own quarterback, Cardale Jones, then a freshman, made headlines for his controversial tweet about his opinion on attending classes and playing football.“Why should we have to go to class if we have came to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL classes are pointless,” Jones tweeted.Shortly after, Jones’ tweet and his Twitter account were deleted, but the tweet was already captured by many.Student athletes become the face of their school whether they like it or not. They are obligated to represent their university in everything they do, including the tweets they create on Twitter. Any and everything they say will be judged by many.“It’s tough knowing that everything you do is watched pretty closely because I’m doing the same stuff I’ve always done. It’s just now people actually care what I do,” former Texas A&M quarterback and current Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said to USA Today in January of 2013.Being a student athlete is not always easy. Yes, they might get the perks of having thousands of Twitter followers, but someone is always watching to make one simple tweet into headlines across the globe. Therefore, ask yourself, “Do I really wish to be Cardale Jones and have thousands of followers that watch my every move?” Some might say yes and some might say no, but I personally would rather stay as the average student whose tweets do not make headlines.
Liverpool have announced the completion of the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City on a “long-term contract”.For a long time, Liverpool has had the Switzerland international as their target and after medical he signed a five-year deal which will keep him at Anfield until 2023 for a fee that is around £13m.“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach. So I’m really glad and happy to be here,” Shaqiri told the club’s official website.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“As a player, you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here. I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”The 26-year-old was among Stoke side that went through relegation from the Premier League last season and made 92 appearances for the Potters during his three-year stay.Shaqiri now becomes Liverpool’s third summer signing, after Naby Keita and Fabinho.