Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch suspended game for shoving official

first_imgLATEST STORIES The scuffle started when Oakland quarterback Derek Carr was hit late on a run by Kansas City’s Marcus Peters midway through the second quarter. Raiders offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn immediately confronted Peters, and Lynch sprinted onto the field from the bench to join the fray. Mapp tried to break up the fight, but Lynch pushed him and grabbed his jersey. Lynch also got a personal foul.NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan wrote a letter to Lynch, saying:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You made deliberate physical contact with one of our game officials as he was diffusing an active confrontation between players. You were disqualified for your inappropriate and unsportsmanlike actions. Your conduct included pushing the game official and grabbing his jersey. … You were not directly involved in the active confrontation that the game official was attempting to diffuse, nor were you a participant in the play that initiated the confrontation. You were the only player from either team who ran from the sideline to midfield to insert himself into a situation in which he was not directly involved.”Lynch will be eligible to return to Oakland’s active roster on Oct. 30, the day after the Raiders’ game against the Buffalo Bills. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Lynch finished the game with two carries for 9 yards.The Raiders rallied to win 31-30 on a touchdown pass by Carr on the final play, and Lynch was in the locker room after the game congratulating his teammates.Lynch came out of retirement this season and was traded from Seattle to the Raiders. Lynch said he wanted to make a comeback so he could give something back to his hometown of Oakland before the Raiders move to Las Vegas in 2020.Lynch has rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.ADVERTISEMENT Yankees face elimination again, this time in ALCS Game 7 Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) makes contact with back judge Greg Steed (12) during the first half of an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Lynch was ejected after the play. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NEW YORK — Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL on Friday for shoving a game official during the Raiders’ victory over Kansas City on Thursday night.Lynch was ejected from the game after he shoved line judge Julian Mapp.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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1-year-old crushed by father’s reversing minibus

first_imgA one-year-old was on Friday morning crushed to death by a Route 40 minibus his father was reversing at their Kitty, Georgetown home.The child, Malachi Willis, of Lot 21 D’Andrade Street, Kitty, was reportedly behind the bus while his father, Wayne Willis, reversed the vehicle.Upon hearing the child’s cry, the frantic father stopped the minibus and went to check, and it was then that he realised the toddler was injured.He was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries. The child’s body has been taken to the Lyken Funeral Home to await a post-mortem.At the Funeral Home, an aunt of the dead child refused to comment on the tragic accident, stating only that she was not there and was not in a position to give any information with respect to what had occurred.The child’s distraught mother was inconsolable. It is unclear if the one-year-old was the only child for the couple. The father, Guyana Times understands, is assisting the Police with their investigations. The minibus has been impounded at the Kitty Police Station.last_img read more

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Harps prepare for visit of Shamrock Rovers

first_imgThe Finn Harps senior squad continued preparations for next Friday night’s home League of Ireland Premier Division fixture against Shamrock Rovers with training in Letterkenny today. With Bray Wanderers joining Harps on 23 points there’s now only Wexford Youths and Longford Town below Ollie Horgan’s side in the table.So with the stakes getting higher the manager and his assistant Paul Hegarty are under pressure to deliver a result against the Hoops who have been on a pretty good run recently. Bray had an excellent 2-0 win over Galway Utd at Eamonn Deacy Park last night, a result that now puts them above Harps on goal difference with Wexford five points behind. Longford are bottom on 10 points.Horgan will be boosted by the return of Ruairi Keating from suspension and will be hoping that the striker can rediscover his scoring touch with Harps now having gone four games without a goal.Shamrock Rovers will be coming to Ballybofey after an easy 5-0 victory over Athlone Town last night in the third round of the FAI Senior Cup.Harps prepare for visit of Shamrock Rovers was last modified: August 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpslast_img read more

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Rowing Places 13 on MAAC All-Academic Team

first_img Sarah Larson Sr. Biology Watertown, S.D. So. Environmental Science & Mathematics Oak Park, Ill. Gabrielle Brodek Sr. Environmental Science Hampden, Maine To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Madison Peterson Laura Claydon Jr. Psychology & Sociology Eagle, Colo. EDISON, N.J. – The Drake University rowing team had 13 student-athletes selected to the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team, the MAAC office announced Wednesday, May 17. A total of 120 student-athletes comprise the team. Shelley Hunter Jr. Environmental Science Ontario, Calif. Erica Thacker So. Pre-Pharmacy Johnston, Iowa Sarah Frantik Jr. Actuary Science and Music Oswego, Ill. Jr. Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Duluth, Minn. Kerstin Donat Sr. International Relations Vilsbiburg, Germany Miranda Peterson Madeline Killian Elise Nikolic So. Magazine Media Champlin, Minn. So. International Relations & Religion Mendota Heights, Minn. Jessica Rebischke Jr. Actuary Science and Finance Lakeville, Minn. Elaine Fickau Jr. Public Relations Mukwonago, Wis. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Belfast couple say heartfelt thanks to locals who helped after car crash

first_imgBelfast woman Sarah Orr would like to reach out and thank everyone who stopped to assist her and her husband Phil after their car and caravan crashed beside Errigal on the Dunlewey side of Glenveagh National Park on Saturday evening.The couple was towing the van with their car when strong winds and a bumpy road caused the caravan to start snaking. It became difficult to regain control and the car began to weave along the road.Speaking to Donegal Daily Sarah explained; “We go on a holiday to Donegal every year, Phil has been going to Carrickfinn since he was a wee boy so we have a lot of friends there. “We were on our way back from Carrickfinn, the road was worse than it was last year. We lost control of the van and the car began to snake and swerve. To avoid hitting a car coming towards us we swerved into a ditch and rolled over.”Sarah says the experience terrified her, and that they are very lucky to escape the wreckage alive.“We’re really lucky no one else was involved and that we walked out unhurt. The girl who saw it happen thought no one was coming out.“There are so many people I’d love to thank. A girl came over with a blanket, people stopped and hugged us and held my hand. Everyone just gathered around and helped us. “I was in shock and I don’t remember faces and names, I remember some faces, and I’ve found others on Facebook. Phil’s reaction to shock is to get things sorted but I was the opposite. Everyone was so good to me, someone gave me their coat and through Facebook I arranged to get it back to her.“I want people to know how thankful I am. There was a psychiatric nurse there who helped calm me down. From what I remember and from what Phil told me, an off duty fireman, an off duty Garda, and a GP were also on the scene! We are also so thankful for all the help and support the emergency services provided. They were really understanding and made sure we were okay.”“It was an act of God, there’s no way we should have come out of that. Apart from some aches and a few bruises we were relatively untouched. I think the marsh took the impact of the crash from the car.“Roarty’s were also really good and helped us get the van and car back to Dunlewey.“There was a woman, I think her name was Martha, who traveled to Dunlewey to make calls for me as there was no signal. I gave her my phone and told her which people to ring and she rang my mother-in-law and my husband’s cousin in Carrickfinn and she came back with my phone. That was awesome, she just helped no questions asked. “It was just a real showing of basic human kindness and that’s how incredible people can be.“There were loads of people who stopped, I wasn’t fully aware but I had about five or six women checking if I was okay, and men were helping Phil. It’s still hazy. Everyone came to the rescue so fast.“We were amazed, it gives you faith in humanity with all the bad stuff happening around the world,” she said.Belfast couple say heartfelt thanks to locals who helped after car crash was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Belfastcrashdonegalgood newsHelplast_img read more

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Steve Kerr hints at strategy to get most out of Steph, D’Angelo Russell

first_imgApparently there was more to Steve Kerr’s summer vacation than staining picnic tables and binge-watching “This is Us.”The Warriors head coach, who has basically been playing variations of a pat hand the past few NBA seasons, has been playing chess in his head. He thinks All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell, who came to the Warriors in a trade from Brooklyn this summer, is an exciting piece to have on the board.“I watched him a lot last year,” Kerr said during an appearance on Bleacher Report’s …last_img

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WHO lauds health department

first_img8 May 2007South Africa’s Department of Health has received an award for implementing vaccine vial monitors, aimed at improving access to immunisation.Vaccine vial monitors clear warn if a vaccine is likely to have been damaged by heat and has been used over the past 10 years, making it possible for more children in more places to be immunised.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the use of vaccine vial monitors saves US$5-million worth of vaccines annually through reducing wastage. It has also improved immunisation access and coverage, while pinpointing cold-chain problems and enabling effectively managed vaccine stocks.The organisation is this year celebrating a decade of using vaccine vial monitors.The WHO presented South Africa’s deputy director-general of health, Nthari Matsau, with a certificate of recognition at their Geneva, Switzerland headquarters during the weekend.“The Republic of South Africa’s involvement in the early stages of development, through conduct of field studies for the implementation of vaccine vial monitors, was critical for the successful ten years.” the WHO said in an invitation letter to the department“The WHO would like to award the Republic of South Africa with a recognition certificate for its contribution to global public health.”Vaccine vial monitors have played a crucial role in overcoming challenges related to safe delivery of vaccines, especially in hot climates where vaccine refrigeration is weak or non-existent.Meanwhile, a health department representative to Geneva, Daisy Mafubelu has commenced her duties as the assistant director-general of the WHO responsible for family and community health.Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang appointed Mafubelu as a South African Health Ambassador to the organisation in Geneva in 2003. Before that Mafubelu was a deputy director-general at the Free State Department of Health.In a statement, the department wished Mafubelu all the best in her new role.“We believe that her appointment to this very senior position at the WHO will ensure that the health interest of the African continent is represented at the highest level of this global health organisation.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Sun City shines in Rustenburg

first_img11 February 2010The Sun City Resort near Rustenburg in South Africa’s North West province is famous for style and grandeur, and prides itself in being one of the most sought after destinations in Africa.Rustenburg is one of nine South African cities that will host football matches during the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ in June and July.Among the games to be played at Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng Stadium will be the highly anticipated England and USA match, as well as Ghana versus Australia and Mexico versus Uruguay, to name just a few.And when you visit Rustenburg, one of the places you will have to see is the Sun City Resort.Along with being a major destination for foreign visitors, Sun City has since become a prime tourist spot for South Africans seeking peace of mind and a perfect weekend.So, if you find yourself in Rustenburg’s Sun City before or during the Fifa World Cup, the question will be, what do you do there? came up with some recommendations after a recent visit.Improve your golf swingRenowned for being one of the most spectacular courses in southern Africa, the Gary Player Golf Course has been a happy hunting ground to some of the top players in the world.Named after one of the finest golfers to emerge out of South Africa, the golf course has hosted many international events including an annual tournament that attracts top players and many spectators.For the novice golfer, the Titleist Golf Academy provides private or group instruction and golf clinics. The design and multiple tees make it equally enjoyable for both beginners and professional golfers.Play in the wavesWhen in Sun City, the Valley of Waves is regarded as one of the most advanced water parks in the world and is a must-see place before you depart. The Valley of Waves is open daily from 9am to 6pm. Facilities at the Valley of Waves include well-equipped changing rooms, a locker service and a clinic for treating minor medical emergencies.Mingle with royaltyOne of the most awe-inspiring places in Sun City has to be the Palace of the Lost City. “Built as the royal residence of an ancient civilisation in South Africa, the Palace of the Lost City was destroyed by an earthquake in the past …” It has now been restored to its former glory, and offers splendid accommodation in the most sumptuous surroundings in South Africa.Go on a safariClose to the Sun City Resorts is the Pilanesburg National Park and Game reserve. Pilanesburg is the fourth-largest reserve in southern Africa and it supports such rare and endangered species such as black rhino, roan, tsessebe, foot-and-mouth free buffalo and wild dogs. As well as the “Big Five”, you will find the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and sable.Explore the minesSouth Africa is the world’s biggest producer of platinum, and Rustenburg is home to some of the richest platinum mines in South Africa. From Sun City, it is a drive of less than 20 minutes to reach the nearest mines.Source: Fifa.comlast_img read more

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Dicamba restrictions added

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After statewide bans, multiple lawsuits and countless disgruntled farmers nationwide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required the makers of dicamba, a controversial weed killer, to revise its label.The label changes and new training requirements shift more responsibility into the hands of farmers to ensure if they apply dicamba, the herbicide does not spread to neighboring fields. The problem is the weed killer has been shown to easily go airborne and move far from its intended area, harming or killing plants and other crops along the way.“You can do everything right on the day you apply it, then later that day or the next morning, it can still move,” said Mark Loux, an Ohio State University Extension weed specialist.Dicamba is typically applied to eliminate weeds in fields of crops that are genetically modified to withstand dicamba such as some varieties of soybeans. The weed killer can kill broadleaf weeds, as opposed to grasses, and can harm or kill any crop that’s not genetically modified to tolerate it.Beginning in 2018, farmers who apply dicamba to their fields will have more label restrictions on when, where and how they apply the weed killer, to try to keep it from turning into a vapor and spreading to plants it was not intended to reach. Monsanto, BASF and DuPont, the companies that make weed killers with dicamba, are revising their product labels to add various constraints including stating that only people certified to apply restricted-use pesticides can apply dicamba. Also, anyone applying dicamba must go through annual training specifically on dicamba. Currently, no training is needed to apply the product.Though such measures are aimed at preventing the unwanted movement of dicamba, it is doubtful they will greatly reduce the possibility of unintended harm to plants nearby, Loux said. That’s because dicamba can be volatile, so it is difficult for an applicator to control where it might end up, he said.“I think we’ll have more issues. That’s my prediction. We’re all sort of holding our breath,” Loux said.Across the U.S. this year, millions of acres were unintentionally harmed or destroyed by dicamba. So much damage occurred in some states that it has been banned.The most damage occurs when dicamba is applied to fields after crops have emerged from the ground, so it is safest to apply dicamba in early spring before the crops begin growing, Loux said.Typically farm insurance policies will cover the damages of pesticide drift if it is caused by the applicator’s negligence such as a mistake in mixing or misjudging wind speeds, said Peggy Hall, agricultural and resource law field specialist for OSU Extension.But insurance policies commonly exclude pesticide drift damages if the applicator failed to follow label instructions, she said.“Then you’re in a difficult situation,” Hall said. “We have to raise the question as to whether we’re willing to take that risk of applying dicamba. I think that’s a valid question to be asking.”The additional restrictions for farmers who apply weed killers containing dicamba in 2018 include the following:A buffer is required if wind is blowing towards a sensitive area. If the wind is blowing toward a sensitive crop, dicamba should not be applied.The maximum wind speed when dicamba can be applied is 10 m.p.h. It had been 15 m.p.h.Dicamba can only be applied between sunrise and sunset and never during a temperature inversion, which is when the air near the ground is cooler than the air above it. Under those conditions, the wet dicamba particles stay in the air and with wind, can drift off site. Between sunrise and sunset, temperature inversions are less common.Only those certified through the state or operating under the supervision of someone who is certified will be allowed to apply dicamba. Training for pesticide certification will now include information about dicamba use and applicators will be required to maintain records on the use of dicamba products.For more information about using dicamba, visit: read more

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Updated Bt table to help with hybrid selection

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn producers have many hybrids to choose from including those with transgenic traits for insect management. However, the array of trait packages and what they are best suited for can be hard to keep track of. The “Handy Bt Trait Table” for U.S. corn production provides a helpful list of trade names and details of their trait packages, including which Bt proteins and herbicide traits they contain, what insects they are marketed to control, refuge requirements, and which insects have developed resistance to them in at least some regions. This table is produced by Dr. Chris DiFonzo, extension entomologist at Michigan State, with contributions from Drs. Pat Porter (Texas A&M) and Kelley Tilmon (Ohio State). It has been updated for 2018 and can be a useful guide for farmers and crop consultants in their hybrid selection. It is temporarily housed on this page at Texas A&M while the Michigan State entomology website undergoes renovation. Bt traits provide protection against several key insect pests, they are not a substitute for good scouting practices. Likewise, many farmers who are returning to conventional corn may need to be more vigilant about insect pests by maintaining a strong scouting program. Farmers can consider many factors on whether or not to use Bt traits, including the cost and necessity. In some areas of Ohio, other pest management techniques can help limit insect pressure, such as rotation to prevent western corn rootworm and planting early to decrease western bean cutworm. Pest distribution also is a factor: western corn rootworm is more likely found in the western half of Ohio, whereas western bean cutworm is more likely found in the northern third. Keep in mind other important pests, like European corn borer and true armyworm can be found more or less throughout Ohio. Pest distributions can quickly change, and, regardless of whether your corn has Bt or not, scouting is a must! More information about managing corn insects can be found at the OSU Agronomic Crop Insects website at read more

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