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Chayanne Returns To The Music Scene With Intensive Activity For Haitian And Chilean Victims

first_imgBy Dialogo March 08, 2010 Puerto Rican singer and dancer “Chayanne” is returning to the music scene, following a three-year absence, with intensive activity to support the victims of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, the artist announced in Mexico City, where he lived through the earthquake of 1985. As a demonstration of his understanding of earthquake victims, the Boricuan artist recalled in a press conference that he experienced the earthquake that struck Mexico City in 1985 and left ten thousand dead, according to official figures. “We lived through the 1985 earthquake together; it was terribly sad,” said Chayanne, who this week reached first place on Billboard’s Latin Albums chart with his recent disc No hay imposibles [There are no impossible things], which he is promoting in Mexico. The singer declared himself satisfied with the “very beautiful” Spanish version of “We Are the World,” recorded by various Spanish-speaking artists to benefit the Haitian victims. With regard to Chile, he indicated, looking forward, that “there will be many shows to help the communities” affected by the recent earthquake. On the morning of 19 September 1985, Chayanne was at Mexico City’s international airport, on board his plane and about to take off, when the 8.1-magnitude earthquake began that leveled a large part of the Mexican capital’s heart.last_img read more

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Helical Bar chief’s forward sail

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Offshore regulator starts assessing Beach Energy’s survey plan

first_imgAustralia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has begun an assessment of Beach Energy’s proposed T/30P geophysical and geotechnical seabed survey offshore Australia ahead of a future exploration well. The site survey will take upto 28 days based on 21 days of survey time and 7 days for transits and settingup of equipment. Beach Energy’s seabed survey proposal was submitted on March 19. Australia’s offshore regulator invited public comments for the proposal only days after the proposal was submitted. The geotechnical survey,which may be undertaken from the same vessel as the geophysical and 2D surveyor from a separate vessel, consists of coring, Piezo cone penetrometer test,and grab samples. Namely, the geophysical survey to collect bathymetry data and detect hazards and a high-resolution two-dimensional shallow reflective imaging (2D survey) to inform shallow gas hazards. The site survey is requiredto inform the location of future drilling of an exploration well and identifypotential hazards. Proposed survey location; Source: NOPSEMAcenter_img The survey plan is now under assessment with the regulator. The survey will be undertaken with only one vessel undertaking each component at a time with the geophysical survey requiring seven days, the geotechnical survey needing six days, while the remaining eight days will be used for the 2D component. The site survey is proposed to be undertaken between 1 April 2020, and 31 December 2021. Timings of the survey are contingent on the availability of suitable vessels, weather, and the receipt of required environmental approvals. Under the proposal, BeachEnergy’s subsidiary – Beach Energy Operations Limited – proposed to undertake ageophysical and geotechnical site survey over a portion of their T/30P permitand open acreage in the Otway Basin. At its closest point, the site survey is76.5 kilometres from Port Campbell. The survey area refers is a36 square kilometre area with an operational area of 100 square kilometres. Thesurvey will be conducted in water depths across the operational area range from150 – 1,110 meters. According to NOPSEMA, the data will be acquired from the same vessel in two parts. last_img read more

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Roberto Martinez: Tim Howard’s experience is key for Everton

first_imgTim Howard’s experience means he merits a place in Everton’s team even when he is not playing well, according to manager Roberto Martinez. The American, who has spent almost a decade at Goodison Park, has come in for criticism from some fans for his recent performances, in particular the two goals he conceded against Arsenal last weekend. Joel Robles played in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup victory over Norwich and piled more pressure on Howard with an impressive display. But Martinez quickly dismissed any suggestion Howard might lose his place for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Sunderland and he believes the 36-year-old provides necessary balance to the team. The Toffees boss said: “Football is about competition for places and that’s why it’s so great to see someone like Joel enjoying his football, performing in the manner that he did on Tuesday, having an incredible influence, and that’s what you want all over the park. There is no difference with goalkeepers. “I’m delighted with the form of Joel Robles and delighted to have the experience of Tim Howard when it’s most needed, especially when you’ve got young or inexperienced players in front of him. “You need that little bit of know-how and direction, and that’s why Tim Howard has always been so important, through good moments of form and bad moments of form. His role on the pitch is more important than his individual performance.” Everton have not kept a clean sheet for more than a month and will be without captain Phil Jagielka until Christmas because of a knee injury. Full-back Seamus Coleman is also likely to miss Sunday’s match because of a stomach bug while the other stalwart of their backline, Leighton Baines, is only just returning to training after two ankle operations and six months on the sidelines. Everton are looking for their first league win in a month after a tough run of fixtures against Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal that yielded just one point. On paper, Sunderland should represent a good chance to get back to winning ways but the Black Cats travel to Goodison fresh from a first win of the season in the derby against Newcastle. It was Sam Allardyce’s second game in charge, and Martinez expects Sunderland only to get stronger under the guidance of one of the Premier League’s most experienced managers. The Spaniard said: “We all know they had a very good reaction to the new manager. Obviously winning the derby against Newcastle has given them that boost and they look like a team with a lot of confidence; they’ve been galvanised. “The biggest strength of an experienced manager is that connection with the players. It’s going to take a little bit of time but it’s clear the organisation, the fight, the desire of this team in the last two games has been impressive. “And then the way they took their chances against Newcastle was of a real confident side. We expect a really tough team and a team that’s going to get better and better the longer that the manager and players work together. “Looking at our own situation, we want to get the feeling that we had on Tuesday night and carry that on into the league. “It’s been a really demanding start of the season but we’re very much looking forward to the next nine games and making sure we are as good as we can be and try to replicate the already good signs we’ve showed. “We’re desperate to get back to winning ways and enjoying our football.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Baby Killed, Two Children Injured in Rollover Crash on I-95 in PBG

first_imgThe FHP announced last month that its crash reports will no longer include the names of victims, citing a 2018 state constitutional amendment modeled after after the national Marsy’s Law movement. Under that amendment, victims of crimes and their families can request that names be withheld from public disclosure.The case is still pending investigation. At least three children were taken to a hospital on Friday afternoon after a rollover crash on I-95 in Palm Beach Gardens, according to authorities.The Florida Highway Patrol says a blue minivan flipped over multiple times in the northbound lanes of the highway at Northlake Boulevard.Five people in the minivan were flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center, an FHP spokesman says. That includes a baby boy who later died of his injuries.The driver, identified as a 23-year-old female from West Palm Beach, and three passengers including two females ages 2 and 12 and a 13-year-old boy, remain in serious condition.last_img read more

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Cricket News Opinion – Media’s Obsession Of Speculating MS Dhoni’s Retirement Is Like The Boy Who Cried Wolf

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. MS Dhoni has not been picked for the three T20Is against South Africa.India crashed out of the 2019 World Cup semi-final.MS Dhoni made himself unavailable for the West Indies series.center_img New Delhi: As kids, we heard a famous story from Aesop’s Fable titled The Boy Who Cried Wolf. The tale involved a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricks nearby villagers into thinking a wolf is attacking his town’s flock. When a wolf actually does appear and the boy again calls for help, the villagers believe that it is another false alarm and the sheep are eaten by the wolf. From this story, the English idiom ‘To Cry Wolf’ is defined as ‘Giving a false alarm’.The Boy Who Cried Wolf is an apt title for the way media has operated when it comes to the obsession of announcing MS Dhoni’s retirement. Ever since the end of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Dhoni has made himself unavailable for selection for the West Indies tour. The first instance of retirement rumours started swirling when Dhoni was not picked for the three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa. Many people missed the point that Dhoni’s two-month break was to end on September 21 and MSK Prasad, the chief selector, had said Dhoni had made himself unavailable for selection. However, the news about MS Dhoni’s retirement reached a crescendo on September 8. A website announced that Dhoni was going to hold a press conference at 4 PM. It did not state what was it all about. Media outlets, driven by TRP, SEO Trends and fake news on social media had already announced that Dhoni was going to announce his retirement. Everybody had prepared their tribute pieces ready. However, come 4 PM, it did not happen. In fact, throughout the day, it did not happen. The original source, which announced the press conference, came out at 7 PM stating that Dhoni had cancelled the press conference because he had to ‘attend his daughter Ziva’s parents teacher association meeting’. Also Read | MS Dhoni Retirement News Totally Incorrect: MSK PrasadThe joke was on the media itself. Social media users, who had themselves established a presence by commenting on Dhoni’s retirement, now decided to troll the media. Also Read | MS Dhoni Left Out For South Africa T20I Series – Right Or Wrong Move?The next instance was even more bizarre. On September 12, Virat Kohli had tweeted a photo with MS Dhoni reminiscing about their magnificent partnership which knocked Australia out of the 2016 World T20 in Mohali. It was just a random photo, without any context and without any relevance. Kohli did what any normal human being would do, which was to share a good memory irrespective of time. This time, social media users ensured #Dhoni and #DhoniRetires trended heavily as speculation reached fever pitch. There was yet another fake announcement of a news conference announcing the same.Yet again, many media outlets speculated on MS Dhoni’s retirement. Once again, the criteria for putting out the news was not editorial judgment. It was again fickle trends, Google Trends, SEO Trends, Social Media Trends. These trends have mostly been hit and miss in the era of digital journalism and once again in this case, it was a big miss. India’s chief selector had to dismiss it as incorrect reports while Sakshi Dhoni said it was all ‘rumours’.MS Dhoni’s retirement speculations have shown the amount of fakery that exists in the social media. It has shown how many media outlets have thrown editorial judgment out of the window by relying on fickle trends. Dhoni’s retirement has seen many media outlets go the extra desperate mile in order to get an impression on top search engine pages. No wonder, there are questions galore on why digital journalism lacks credibility. When Dhoni actually announces his retirement, there will be relief that finally it has happened. It is a sad way to go as media have ensured that a significant milestone of India’s greatest captain has been reduced to insignificance due to the desperation of digital journalism’s numbers. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by the author in this article are personal. News Nation does not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the organisation or its members.last_img read more

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Joshua will be ‘my easiest’ fight says former world champion Tyson Fury

first_imgTYSON Fury says he will deal with unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua “like a cat playing with a ball of wool” when he returns to boxing.Fury, 28, has dealt with depression and lost his boxing licence since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.In a wide-ranging interview, Fury said he will shed eight stone in weight and remove the “fraud from the division”.“Joshua is a big man with a puncher’s chance and has no footwork, no speed or stamina,” Fury told BBC 5 live boxing.“He is what you call a boxer’s dream. I’ve had 18 months out and ballooned up to 26 stone. I could come back with no comeback fights and still box rings around that body builder.”Fury says he will be back fighting in July, on the undercard of a show at London’s Copper Box Arena, if his licence is reinstated by the British Boxing Board of Control.The BBBofC removed the fighter’s licence in October 2016 eight days after he admitted taking cocaine to help him deal with depression.The sport’s British governing body says it would need a “full consultant’s report” in considering their position, but the 28-year-old’s camp is confident the matter will be worked out.Fury, who refers to himself as the ‘Gypsy King’, also faces a UK Anti-Doping hearing on Monday relating to a failed test in June of last year.He insists he is not “desperate” to return to the sport but wants to meet Joshua, who beat Klitschko on Saturday to unify the IBF and WBA titles before immediately referencing a future bout with Fury.Fury has sparred with Joshua in the past and added: “I always said Wladimir would be my easiest fight. Now I change the goal posts, AJ will be my easiest fight.“I’ve never been more confident or serious when I say something, I will play with Joshua like a cat with a ball of wool – hands behind my back, making a right mug of him.“We are in the business of sweet science. Sweet science does not consist of a body beautiful, iron pumping big fella. It’s feinting, jabbing, moving, gliding around the ring, that’s the sweet science.”‘I am the outlaw’Fury believes he will take at least eight months to return to 18-and-a-half stone – roughly a stone heavier than he weighed in at prior to his shock win over Klitschko – and is currently in Marbella training.He said he “enjoyed every minute” of the Joshua-Klitschko Wembley Stadium fight, but admitted concern, stating “silly things” Joshua did could have led to a defeat which would have “cost us millions” in scuppering the chances of a future match-up.Undefeated Fury also believes the result underlines the lack of credit he received for toppling Klitschko to land three of the four heavyweight titles at the same age as Joshua – 27.He added: “Joshua was supposed to walk right through him as he was old and useless supposedly, but it didn’t work like that did it? Klitschko’s been out of the ring 18 months and had a 50-50 fight with a so-called killer. I will rip the fraud from the division.“You get two types of people in boxing, the outlaw and the Mr Nice. I am the outlaw so people love to hate me. That’s my personality, love me or hate me you still have to watch me, it works. I’ve been through depression, life and death positions, and turned it all around.”(BBC Sport)last_img read more

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Badgers holding heads high despite recent losing streak

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAfter opening the season with four straight wins, Wisconsin women’s basketball head coach Lisa Stone had high hopes of turning the program around in just her third year.Despite losing the ensuing five games — most recently a heartbreaking 90-87 double-overtime loss at Kansas — Stone’s hopes have not been squashed.”You stay the course,” Stone said. “We don’t need to flinch. We don’t need to reinvent the wheel — that’s not what it’s about. It’s about our preparation, our demands, how hard we practice and our effort that’ll be demonstrated on the court.”There’s no denying the effort the Badgers have put forth in their current five game skid as the last three games have been decided by a margin of five points or less and Wisconsin has been in the position to win, but consistency has definitely been an issue.”Right now [our main concern] is consistency,” Stone said. “That’s a demand that we have to have in practice. We as coaches need to stay consistent and we are — I’m convinced of that. It might be that we’re intensifying things and demanding more because we know they have it, but we’re encouraged by the fact that we have what it takes.”As Stone continues to try and turn the tide, she hopes her team can be optimistic about the current losing streak and learn from it.”If you look at what we’ve gone through this entire year — we’ve been in tight games, we’ve played three ranked teams, we’ve been on the road, we’ve played on neutral courts, we’ve won big, had a big lead and let people cut into it — so what we’re experiencing right now certainly needs to pay positive dividends in the end.”Injury Report: Aside from consistency, another factor that may be playing a part in Wisconsin’s current losing streak is the amount of injuries that the Badgers have suffered as of late.Ashley Josephson missed the Marquette game (a 71-59 loss) with a hip injury, but has returned since.Kjersten Bakke returned in Sunday’s loss at Kansas after missing two games with a knee injury, but only played two minutes. Stone said she is close to completely back and could be ready for Wednesday’s game at UW-Milwaukee.Even though Janese Banks has not missed a game since enduring an eye injury on Dec. 2, her injury has clearly affected her play as she adjusts to playing with safety goggles.”I think obviously the hit in the Marquette game had an affect on Janese,” Stone said. “She sat out of practice quite a few days — she lost a little bit of timing and now we put her in a new position. She’s a young person who’s going to make some mistakes, but there certainly had to be some ill effects from the injury that has prolonged her timing in practice.”Furthermore, Stone has swapped the backcourt duties of Banks and Anderson as Banks moved to point guard Sunday and Anderson went back to the off-guard position.”[Banks] and Jolene have been out of position,” Stone said. “[I’m] not making any excuses for her, she made some poor decisions offensively, but she’s aggressive.”She’s our best defender and we’ll keep that aggressiveness going. For whatever poor decision may be made on offense, she gives us 100 percent effort defensively and that’s where you soften the blow by making up for things on the other end of the court.”Finals Break: With the dreaded finals week looming for every student on the UW campus, the Badger women’s basketball team will also have a small break from the court as they play their last game until Dec. 23 this Wednesday.Stone is hoping the break will give the team a much-needed break mentally and to heal some of the lingering injuries Wisconsin has suffered.”The break will be good due to the intensity that their mental capacity will go through,” Stone said. “Study times, weekend finals, and a lot of things [are] coming up so it does come at a good time from the standpoint of getting healed, but also give our players time to study for finals.”last_img read more

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Badgers smoke Panthers

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoTalk about fast starts. The Wisconsin women’s basketball team got off to about as good of a first-half start as it gets, jumping out to an astounding 24-0 lead against UW-Milwaukee Monday night on their way to a 78-45 victory.”This is a game that, when you come into it, it’s going to be competitive and it’s going to be energetic,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “It’s just a game that you must be prepared for the emotions of. I think our team handled things very, very well.”After looking as if the Panthers might never score a basket, forward Megan Rogers finally got UW-Milwaukee on the board after nearly 10 minutes had elapsed in the game.Wisconsin (4-0) would finish the half with a 43-16 lead, after nine points from freshman point guard Rae Lin D’Alie.”That’s just something that was our game plan, to come out and start the first half strong,” guard Jolene Anderson said. “I think the whole team contributed. We just executed.””We stress that every game, getting good starts,” D’Alie added. “We just started out great, and we were intense and the defensive pressure was just awesome.”Milwaukee started the game in a triangle-zone defense in hopes of containing guards Anderson and Janese Banks. While it kept the guard tandem relatively in check early on, it allowed for D’Alie and company to find the basket.”They obviously tried to defend Jolene and Janese, and did a decent job of that, and Rae Lin got loose and hit a couple threes, and it forced them to adjust defensively,” Stone said. “That excites me to know that we have so many other options along with a great player like Jolene.”Nine first-half steals led to 17 points off turnovers for the Badgers, who pushed the ball up the court early and often.Anderson was Wisconsin’s top scorer on the night, finishing with 17 points to go along with her six rebounds. She was knocked out of the game in the second half after being hit in the mouth while going for an offensive rebound, but would later return.Banks added 13, and Caitlin Gibson and D’Alie each scored 12. The freshman D’Alie was a perfect 5-5 from the field, including two three-pointers, on her way to the highest point total of her young career.”[Rae Lin’s] amazing, and she gets better every day,” Stone said. “She wants to be better. That’s what’s great about Rae. She challenges herself every day. I love her energy, and I love her emotion. It electrifies the entire team.”Aside from getting a flurry of points from various players, Wisconsin was fundamentally sound with the ball, with only nine turnovers on the game compared to the team’s 18 assists. On the flipside, the Badger defense forced 24 turnovers, which they converted into 26 points, and limited the Panthers to just five assists.”We’re sharing the ball, playing hard, and taking care of the basketball,” Stone said.The stingy Wisconsin defense held Milwaukee’s leading scorer, center Traci Edwards, to just 10 points, shooting only 3-8 from the field. Sophomore guard Turquoise McCain also scored 10 as the only other Panther in double figures.Monday’s game continued the success the Badgers have had against UWM in the past. Wisconsin has won the past 10 meetings between the two teams and has only lost once in the 18 times the teams have faced each other.”Wisconsin outplayed us,” Panthers head coach Sandy Botham said. “They put a lot of pressure on us, and we just didn’t execute.”The 33-point win tied the mark for the team’s largest margin of victory under Coach Stone, and was the team’s biggest win over the Panthers since 1993, when they won by 50.”When you can be that aggressive and stay that intense and that focused in a game when the score is a bit lopsided … it demonstrated their character,” Stone said. “We showed our depth today. I’m thrilled. It was a great team win.”The win moves the Badgers to 4-0 on the year for the second straight season. The team will take its unbeaten record on the road as they travel to Las Vegas for a two-day tournament. Friday night, Wisconsin will face a tough Kansas State team (3-0, 0-0 Big 12). They will be matched up Saturday with either Elon or Las Vegas.”We’re looking forward to a challenge,” Stone said. “[Kansas State’s] a good team. They were WNIT champions, and they’ve got a tremendous tradition.”Stone added that her team seems prepared to face the tougher competition.”This team’s ready,” Stone said. “I think they’re looking forward not only to the trip but also the challenge of this game. We’ve got a great start, and we want to keep it going.”last_img read more