Dozens of officers injured by protesters after man shot dead by US Marshals Service

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A crowd of protesters clashed with authorities at the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Memphis, Tennessee Wednesday night. Some people hurled rocks and bricks at Memphis Police Department officers and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, who were armed with plastic riot shields. At least 24 officers and deputies were injured, including six who had to be taken to the hospital, according to Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. The protesters took to the streets after news that officers with the United States Marshals Services shot and killed a man outside a home in north Memphis on Wednesday.The officers were attempting to stop the man, who was wanted on multiple warrants, as he was getting into his vehicle. He allegedly rammed his car multiple times into the officers’ vehicles and then got out, holding a weapon. The officers fired at the man, killing him, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting.No officers were injured in the incident, TBI said. The Memphis Police Department said its officers received a call for assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, but no police officer was involved in the fatal shooting.The TBI said the investigation remains active and ongoing and it will share its findings with the district attorney general. Protesters gathered at the crime scene and chaos ensued. Multiple police cars were vandalized, the windows at a nearby fire station were shattered and a concrete wall outside a local business was torn down, according to the city’s mayor. “I was proud of our first responders,” Strickland said in a statement. “I’m impressed by their professionalism and incredible restraint as they endured concrete rocks being thrown at them and people spitting at them.” “Let me be clear,” he added, “the aggression shown towards our officers and deputies tonight was unwarranted.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Angels go quietly in makeup game against Royals

first_imgPreviousKANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides into second for a steal past the tag of Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Kansas City Royals’ Hunter Dozier is chased down for the out by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons after getting caught in a rundown during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsKansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young is tagged out on the way to first base by Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Lucas Duda #21 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI single in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Kansas City Royals’ Lucas Duda hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Kansas City Royals’ Hunter Dozier, right, celebrates with Alcides Escobar after scoring on a single by Lucas Duda during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)Kansas City Royals’ Rosell Herrera is caught stealing second by Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler to end the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)The Royals’ Adalberto Mondesi throws to first after forcing out the Angels’ Mike Trout at second to complete a double play during the fourth inning on Monday in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day, the date the game was originally scheduled to be played in April. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Martin Maldonado #12 catcher of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim talks with starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs #45 in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Kansas City Royals’ Rosell Herrera hits an RBI single during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 2-0. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Rosell Herrera #7 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI single in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler throws to first for the double play hit into by Kansas City Royals’ Salvador Perez after forcing Rosell Herrera out at second during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 2-0. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Wily Peralta #43 of the Kansas City Royals warms up prior to throwing against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Hansel Robles #57 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Adalberto Mondesi #27 of the Kansas City Royals makes his way to third on a single by Whit Merrifield in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: Tim Hill #42 of the Kansas City Royals throws in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)KANSAS CITY, MO – JUNE 25: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides into second for a steal past the tag of Whit Merrifield #15 of the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning at Kauffman Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)NextShow Caption1 of 19Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, June 25, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)ExpandKANSAS CITY — When the Angels were trying to complete their series at Kauffman Stadium in April, their bats were hot but the weather was too cold.When they returned to make up that postponed series finale Monday, the weather was perfect, but the Angels’ bats were cold.The Angels lost 2-0 to the Kansas City Royals on Monday afternoon in a makeup game of a postponement from a bitter cold day in April.Back then, the Angels had won seven in a row, firing on all cylinders to get off to a club record 13-3 start. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros David Fletcher pinch-hit against lefty Tim Hill and got hit by a pitch. Fletcher then stole second and took third when Martín Maldonado grounded out.With one out at the tying run at third, Chris Young could have tied the score with a fly ball, but Kevin McCarthy struck him out. Ian Kinsler then grounded out.“A game like this, you aren’t going to hang your hat on one situation,” Scioscia said. “We didn’t do enough offensively. We were fortunate our pitching kept it close and gave us a chance, but on the offensive side, it was a tough day for us.”The Angels have had a lot of tough days this season, although there have been just enough scattered good days to keep them optimistic that they can hit their stride, with just more than half a season to go.“It is a little frustrating, because we know what we can do and we haven’t been playing up to those expectations,” Simmons said. “All we can do is keep on going, show up tomorrow and try to be prepared and try to put some runs on the board. The pitchers are doing good for the most part. We’ve got to score more runs. We’re an offense that’s capable of doing that. We’ve been lacking in that department. I feel like we’ve got to do a better job.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Ever since, it’s been one long slog, marked by injuries and inconsistent performances from throughout the lineup, resulting in the Angels being seven games under .500 in the last 65 games.“The mojo will come back,” said Tyler Skaggs, who was the tough-luck losing pitcher after allowing one run in seven innings on Monday. “Don’t worry. It’s still a long season. … We’re working with half our team, if you look at the opening-day roster till now. There’s a lot of injuries going on. Once we get everybody back, we’ll start clicking on all cylinders.”Of the 25 players on the active roster when the Angels were here in April, only 15 were still there on Monday. The rest are on the disabled list – except for Luke Bard, a Rule 5 pick who was sent back to the Minnesota Twins.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The starters, relievers and hitters have each had spells of ineffectiveness, but it was mostly the hitters who were responsible for this one.Facing rookie right-hander Brad Keller, the Angels managed just two singles in seven innings, one of them was an infield single. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak “He kept the ball down pretty good,” shortstop Andrelton Simmons said. “He mixed his pitches well. He had good location. I don’t know. He pitched good. I don’t know what he did right.”A 22-year-old former eighth-round pick, Keller began the season in the Royals’ bullpen. He moved into the rotation shortly before a start at Angel Stadium earlier this month. Keller gave up one run in 4-1/3 innings in that game, which was enough to lose on a night when Andrew Heaney pitched a one-hitter.“He’s got a good arm,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He has good run on his fastball and he used both sides of the plate. He threw more breaking balls this afternoon. Obviously we didn’t get too many good looks at him. He pitched a good game.”The Angels didn’t get a runner into scoring position until the eighth when they wasted a chance to at least tie the score.Related Articles Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

‘Wild’ plans for two Sudan cities

first_imgBlueprints of the proposed Rhino City.(Image: aboswell) South Africa’s Deputy President KgalemaMotlanthe believes the referendumwill go well. (Image: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Mustafa Biong Majak KoulDirector General of InformationSouthern Sudan Government+249-922-260-000RELATED ARTICLES• Housing projects to curb SA slums• New technologies for social housing• Joburg residences rejuvenated• Glimmer of hope in SudanRay MaotaWhen Africa is mentioned, wild animals often come to mind. Now, in Southern Sudan, this is being taken a step further with plans to restructure two cities into the shapes of a giant rhino and a giraffe.It’s hoped this will help rejuvenate the impoverished and war-weary region.The one city, Juba, will take the shape of a rhino, while the city of Wau will be modelled on a giraffe. Both animals are national symbols of Sudan.This ambitious plan, which will need U$10-billion (R68.2-billion) to implement, has been introduced in the run-up to a referendum in January 2011. If the majority vote is “yes”, Southern Sudan will split from the north and become fully autonomous.Sudanese authorities are busy talking to investors about raising the project’s budget, which is almost six times more than the southern region’s 2010 budget of $1.9-billion (R12.9-billion).The National Congress Party, along with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) govern northern Sudan, while the SPLM oversees the southern region.Architectural plansDaniel Wani, the under-secretary of Southern Sudan’s ministry of housing and physical planning, said of the plans: “It’s very innovative and it’s unique, that’s our thinking. The ministry of housing thinks you have to be unique to attract the people.“The advantage is that there will be uniformity of planning. It will be very easy for future generations to follow our thinking, what we wanted to put in place, because we are not planning for now, we are planning for tomorrow,” said Wani.Architectural firms from Canada and Sudan drew up the designs, which, if approved, could take 20 years to execute.Architectural drawings of Juba, the region’s capital also called the Rhino City, show that police headquarters would be situated at the rhino’s mouth, an amusement park at the ear, an industrial area along the back and residential housing throughout the four legs.Jemma Kumba, the minister of housing and physical planning, said: “Juba is made up of slums and the plans would bring order to the city’s chaotic layout.”ScepticsBut there are some sceptics who believe the project will never take off, and others maintain the money should go towards initiatives that would do more to improve lives in the region.“This is just one of a collection of crazy ideas and it’s very unlikely to ever happen,” said a Juba-based contractor familiar with the blueprints.Nora Petty, an aid worker for the Malaria Consortium NGO in Juba, said: “It doesn’t seem like the government of Southern Sudan should be using its resources or staff time on these projects when the people there lack basic services like healthcare and water.”Oil, religion fuel civil warSudan gained independence from British colonial rule in 1956 and had its first taste of instability in May 1969, after the civilian government was overthrown and Jaafar Numeiri took control.In 1978 large reserves of oil were discovered in Bentiu, Southern Sudan, and in 1983 Numeiri introduced Sharia Law, which led to hostilities between the north and south, which was mostly Christian at the time. A vicious civil war ensued.Numeiri was overthrown in a military coup in 1985. Current president of Sudan and the head of the National Congress Party, Omar al-Bashir, came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, ousted the existing government.Heart of the conflictToday’s conflict in the oil-rich Darfur region is a continuation of the civil war, which flared up in February 2003 when the SPLM Army and Justice and Equality Movement groups in Darfur took up arms, accusing the Sudanese government of oppressing and committing genocide against black Africans in favour of Arabs.Several hundred thousand are believed to have died there – either from direct combat, or starvation and disease caused by the conflict.Although the situation remains volatile, UN and AU peacekeeping forces maintain a heavy presence in the region and the International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of President al-Bashir on charges including war crimes and torture.South Africa’s position on DarfurSouth Africa is keeping a close watch on developments in Darfur, especially in light of the upcoming referendum.Speaking in parliament on 3 November, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said the country’s government was “reasonably satisfied that preparations for the referendum are progressing well.”“Sudan was mired in conflict for many years. Through mediation efforts mainly from the African Union, the main political parties signed a historic Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) on 9 January 2005,” he added.“Part of the agreement is that a referendum be held to give the people of Southern Sudan an opportunity to decide whether or not the region should secede.“In terms of the CPA, the National Congress Party and Southern Sudan People’s Liberation Movement agreed to work together to address the causes of conflict in different parts of the country. The two parties have formed a government of national unity to govern Sudan as a whole, while the SPLM governs Southern Sudan,” Motlanthe said.last_img read more

How Were Predicting The 2016 College Football Playoff

College football season kicked off 69 days ago, on Aug. 26. But with the College Football Playoff committee releasing its first set of rankings Tuesday night, the season for irrational pigskin arguments has only just begun.Take the committee’s initial rankings: Although the top three of Alabama, Clemson and Michigan didn’t surprise anyone — they’re three of the only four remaining undefeated major-conference teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision — the decision to put one-loss Texas A&M at No. 4 over unbeaten Washington was generally seen as a head-scratcher. And that’s just the first edition of the rankings! A whole lot more can happen between now and Dec. 4, when the final version drops.To help you sort it all out, FiveThirtyEight is relaunching our College Football Playoff prediction model for the 2016 season. In fact, this year we’ve built a continually updating page that lets you view the current favorites, as well as the not-so-favorites: Every team with at least a 0.1 percent chance of making the playoff is listed. You can also choose custom scenarios for the future, letting you see how the model changes if a given team wins or loses its next game, or if it wins out over the remainder of its schedule. As for the nuts and bolts of the model, we’re using the same system we rolled out last year, itself an improvement over the version we used in Year 1 of the CFP.Here’s a brief refresher on how our model works: It takes the most recent version of the CFP committee’s rankings, simulates the next week of games using ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), uses a version of our old friend the Elo rating to guesstimate how the committee would react to those FPI-simulated results,1With uncertainty-generating mechanisms in place to “scramble” the rankings in ways that might not always follow historical precedent. and then repeats the process until we have a simulated version of the committee’s final rankings.Do that 10,000 times, and we can estimate the likelihood of any team ranking in the committee’s top four when the dust clears on the season. But … does it actually work? Well, for what it’s worth, the model did a pretty good job of predicting the field last season. Just don’t ask us about what happened in 2014. (Don’t worry, we also tweaked the model afterward to fix some of its first-year bugs.)This season, Clemson, Alabama and Michigan check in at Nos. 1-3 in playoff probability — which isn’t exactly a shock. And Washington fans shouldn’t feel too bummed about their team’s snub in the first CFP rankings. Despite placing fifth in the committee rankings, our model gives the Huskies a 47 percent probability of making the playoff, the fourth-best odds of any team, and greater than a 99 percent chance of making the playoff if it wins out (though it gives the Huskies just a 25 percent chance of doing that).Of course, the model also comes with a lot of built-in uncertainty, especially at this early stage of playoff speculation. It says there’s an 84 percent chance that at least one team outside the Clemson-Alabama-Michigan-Washington quartet crashes the CFP party by season’s end — most likely Ohio State (though the Buckeyes probably need to beat Michigan on Nov. 26 to do it), Louisville, Texas A&M or Wisconsin, all of whom have a 10 percent shot or better at the playoff.Some of those teams need more help than others, however. The Buckeyes and Badgers could control their own destinies to some degree by winning out — Ohio State’s odds would be 96 percent if it ran the table, Wisconsin’s would be 74 percent if they did the same, and Texas A&M’s would be 61 percent. But Louisville’s chances at the playoff would only be 39 percent even if we knew they’d win all their games from here out. (Gaming out contingencies such as those are where the choose-your-own-scenario feature of our interactive comes in handy. Hint, hint.)Even with the perfect number of undefeated major-conference teams for a four-team playoff, the crystal ball is still pretty cloudy at this point. There’s a lot of football left to be played. But our model should at least be a useful guide for making sense of the silliness that’s surely waiting in the season’s second half.Check out our college football predictions. Will your favorite team make the College Football Playoff? See all of our predictions for the 2016 season » read more

Mens lacrosse pipeline in the making

Home is not very far for a trio of Ohio State men’s lacrosse players. For senior midfielder Scott Lathrop, sophomore defenseman Mark Crawford and freshman defenseman John Hardesty, it is a short drive back to their hometown of Upper Arlington. All three Buckeyes played high school lacrosse for Upper Arlington High School. “Playing there gave me confidence. It gave me drive to continue the success here,” Lathrop said. “I know everybody always wants to win, but it’s nice coming from a program that had that kind of success.” In the case of Upper Arlington, “success” might not be the right word. “Dominance” might be more appropriate. Upper Arlington coach Ted Wolford is entering his 18th season at the helm. He has won 12 state championships as coach. Wolford said the trio of Buckeyes are some of the most loyal kids he has coached. “If you say to yourself, ‘If I were to go into battle, would I want one of those guys in your foxhole with you?’ You would say, without a doubt,” he said. “Any one of those guys would be people that would have your back, people that would be there to support you.” Lathrop, a co-captain for the No. 13/15-ranked Buckeyes, also was a captain when he wore a Golden Bears uniform. “Scott was a captain for us, you know, as well as he is now for Ohio State,” Wolford said. “He was just always a very focused individual that worked very hard.” Wolford said Crawford’s first choice was football and that he chose to play lacrosse late in his high school career. But, Wolford said, that didn’t change the type of character he had. “He definitely had the strongest work ethic in his senior class,” Wolford said. “He’s definitely one of those kids that everybody looked up to because he pushed everybody to improve. There’s not an ounce of ego in him at all.” Just a freshman for the Buckeyes, Hardesty was exposed to high-level competition early in his high school career. Like Lathrop, Hardesty also was a captain for Upper Arlington. “Right from the get-go, he kept coming to us and asking how he could get better,” Wolford said. “He always pushed us as coaches to help him improve his game.” The success of the Upper Arlington program has made it a hot spot for OSU recruiting. Wolford said he already has two players on his team this year who have committed to play for the Buckeyes in the future. Although the three Buckeyes all are in different classes, they share a bond from their time as Golden Bears. “I think the biggest part would just be having that person that you’ve known for two, three or four years in high school, and kind of having that connection already made and bringing it to college,” Crawford said. Despite the three now playing lacrosse for the Buckeyes, Wolford said he still remains in contact with them. “I always try to stick around after games and try to talk to them afterwards and see how they’re doing,” he said. “I want to let them know that I’m very proud of them; I’m very happy with the fact that they’re competing and that they’re doing well both in the classroom and in their athletic endeavors.” OSU has started off the season with three consecutive victories against Detroit Mercy, Mercer and previously No. 3-ranked North Carolina.  The Buckeyes suffered their first loss against Massachusetts on Saturday, 11-9. While many of the OSU players come from all over the country, the trio has one advantage that not many other members of the team can say they have. “We share a little bit, I think, because we’re always getting stuff for being so close to home and going home and getting home-cooked meals,” Crawford said. “So we all have to stick together and stay strong.” read more

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman named head coach at Houston

Ohio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom HermanCredit: Hayden Grove / Lantern TV Sports directorOhio State co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman has officially been named the next head coach at Houston, the school announced Tuesday.Herman is set to be introduced at Houston in a Friday press conference, the school announced in a press release. His contract spans five years and is worth $6.75 million.The release said Herman will stay with the Buckeyes’ coaching staff until OSU’s run in the College Football Playoff comes to an end.“This is a tremendous opportunity for my family and I to come back to Houston and lead one of the top programs,” Herman said in the release. “I am looking forward to working with one of the top athletic directors in the country as well as (Houston Chancellor Renu) Khator in a partnership that will make the city of Houston and the great state of Texas proud.”Under Herman in 2014, the OSU offense finished fourth in the nation with 45.2 points per game. The Buckeyes were also eighth in the country with 507.6 total yards per game.In each of his three seasons at OSU, a Buckeye quarterback was named the Big Ten’s Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year.Current senior quarterback Braxton Miller won the award in 2012 and 2013 — as well as being named the conference’s MVP and Offensive Player of the Year both seasons. After Miller was ruled out for the season after injuring his shoulder during fall camp, Herman coached redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett to a record-setting season and the Quarterback of the Year honor.In his only season as the starter, Barrett set the Big Ten and OSU record for total touchdowns in a season with 45 and set school records for passing touchdowns in a season and total yards in a season.Herman also picked up an accolade of his own this year, as he was named the 2014 Broyles Award winner. The Broyles Award is given annually to the top assistant coach in the nation.Herman — a California Lutheran University product —  joined the Buckeyes in 2012 along with coach Urban Meyer after holding the same position at Texas State, Rice and Iowa State in previous seasons. He also spent time as an assistant at Sam Houston State and a graduate assistant at Texas.The Simi Valley, Calif., native is set to replace Tony Levine at Houston after Levine led the Cougars to a 21-17 record over three seasons. Levine was fired on Dec. 8.Herman’s hiring was initially reported by Fox Sports on Monday.After coaching Barrett to an 11-1 record as a starter, Herman was also tasked with preparing another quarterback for their first collegiate start after Barrett fractured his ankle in the regular season finale against Michigan.With a week of preparation, Herman helped redshirt-freshman quarterback Cardale Jones throw for 257 yards and three touchdowns in his first start, leading OSU to a 59-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. The win also helped the Buckeyes secure a spot in the first-ever College Football Playoff.Herman is set to coach Jones and the Buckeyes against No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Years Day. Kickoff for the semifinal matchup is set for 8:30 p.m. in New Orleans. read more

Salah hints that he will continue with Egypt

first_imgMohamed Salah has hinted that he will continue to represent Egypt at international after posting a cryptic social media message calling for an unspecified “change”The 26-year-old was present in the Egyptian national team at the World Cup this summer, despite nursing a shoulder injury that was sustained in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid back in May.But, despite his struggles to regain fitness in time, Salah made a comeback in Egypt’s second game against hosts Russia and managed to score twice in his two games for the national side.But even the inclusion of Salah failed to have the required impact needed for Egypt with Hector Cuper’s side having a dismal campaign in what was their first appearance in the World Cup for nearly 30 years.After their 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia in their final Group A game, reports emerged that Salah was prepared to call time on his international career after he felt “used” by the Egyptian FA for political gain.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.But, after head coach Cuper’s exit, the Pharaohs look to have received a welcome boost with Salah now suggesting that he may continue.“Some might think it’s over but it isn’t over. There needs to be change,” he wrote on Twitter.Some might think it’s over but it isn’t over. There needs to be change.— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) July 1, 2018last_img read more

NTSB To Investigate In Alaska After Deadly Midair Collision

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Weather conditions in the area on Monday included high overcast skies with 9 mph (14 kph) southeast winds. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives and the families of those impacted by today’s accident. Princess Cruises is extending its full support to traveling companions of the guests involved,” Princess Cruises said in a statement. A spokeswoman for Taquan Air, operator of the Otter, said the company had suspended operations while federal authorities investigate the deadly crash. Local emergency responders worked with state and federal agencies and good Samaritan vessels to help rescue and recover victims. Eleven people were inside Taquan’s single-engine de Havilland Otter DHC-3 when it went down as it returned from Misty Fjords National Monument, which is part of the Tongass National Forest, the nation’s largest. Ten people were taken to a Ketchikan hospital. Three people who died were among five people aboard the second plane, a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, according to Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens. It’s unclear which plane carried the fourth victim, whose body was recovered during a Monday night search, Rios said. The floatplanes collided under unknown circumstances, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said in an email to The Associated Press. Floatplanes have pontoons mounted under the fuselage so they can land on water. “We are devastated by today’s incident and our hearts go out to our passengers and their families,” Taquan said in a statement. Four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, the Coast Guard said. Two others were missing, said Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios, a Coast Guard spokesman. The Washington, D.C.-based investigative team from the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive in Ketchikan Tuesday afternoon, agency spokesman Peter Knudson said. He said board member Jennifer Homendy also is traveling with the so-called “Go Team,” which investigates major accidents.center_img The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Photo courtesy of  Dustin Safranek/Ketchikan Daily News via AP “It’s been a long day and the crews have been working really hard to rescue people and recover the deceased,” Deanna Thomas, a spokeswoman for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, the local government, said Monday evening. Cindy Cicchetti, a passenger on the Royal Princess cruise ship told the AP that the ship captain announced that two planes were in an accident Monday. She said the ship is not leaving as scheduled and there weren’t any details as to how the accident will affect the rest of the trip. In June 2015, a pilot and eight passengers died when a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter operated by Promech Air Inc. crashed into mountainous terrain about 24 miles (39 kilometers) from Ketchikan. The NTSB later determined that pilot error and lack of a formal safety program were behind the crash. The ship left Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 11 and is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Saturday. It’s not the first time a major plane crash has occurred near Ketchikan, a popular tourist destination. All patients were in fair or good condition, according to Marty West, a spokeswoman for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. The passengers were from the cruise ship Royal Princess and were on sightseeing flights, one of which was operated by flightseeing company Taquan Air.last_img read more