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NBA, WNBA, MLB and MLS Players Boycott Games in Response to…

By on September 27, 2020

first_imgBucks guard George Hill said after Blake’s shooting that he felt players shouldn’t have come to Disney. The lone match played was between Orlando City and Nashville SC. Added Jeanie Buss, the governor of the Lakers, in a tweet: “I stand behind our players, today and always. After more than 400 years of cruelty, racism and injustice, we all need to work together to say enough is enough.” “NBA playoff games for today will not be played as scheduled.  We are hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday.  There is a videoconference call meeting scheduled later this afternoon between a group of NBA players and team governors representing the 13 teams in Orlando, along with representatives from the National Basketball Players Association and the league office and NBA Labor Relations Committee Chairman Michael Jordan, to discuss next steps.” Many players wrestled for weeks about whether it was even right to play, fearing that a return to games would take attention off the deaths of, among others, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in recent months. Players had been discussing boycotting games in the bubble after the shooting of Blake in Kenosha. More discussions among players on teams still in the bubble were scheduled Wednesday, presumably on how — or if — to go forward with the season, but even before that the Bucks apparently decided they would act. The reverberations quickly moved into Major League Baseball, the WNBA and Major League Soccer, and even professional tennis with Naomi Osaka foregoing the semis for the Southern Open on Thursday. The Milwaukee Brewers’ home game with the Cincinnati Reds was called off, by player decision, as was the Seattle Mariners’ game against the San Diego Padres. WNBA players chose not to play their three regular-season games scheduled for Wednesday in Bradenton, Florida. Later in the evening, five of the six MLS games that were scheduled to be played Wednesday were called off. In the WNBA bubble, Washington was set to play Atlanta, Minnesota was going to face Los Angeles and Connecticut was going to meet Phoenix. Players from the Mystics, Dream, Sparks and Lynx were talking on the court for about an hour deciding whether to play or not. The decision was announced shortly before the expected 7 p.m. Eastern tip for the Mystics and Dream. “Today we stand united with the NBA Office, the National Basketball Players Association, the Milwaukee Bucks and the rest of the league condemning bigotry, racial injustice and the unwarranted use of violence by police against people of color,” the Magic and its ownership group, the DeVos family, said in a statement. ORIGINAL STORY: Less than two hours later, the Bucks wouldn’t take the floor. “We stand in solidarity with the Black community, with our players, our city and our fans in the fight against injustice,” the statement said. “We must use our voices to be the change.” UPDATE: The Celtics and Toronto Raptors met Tuesday to discuss boycotting Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, which had been scheduled for Thursday. Members of the National Basketball Players Association were also part of those meetings, and Miami forward Andre Iguodala—a union officer—said around 2:15 p.m. that he did not believe a boycott plan had been finalized. Magic players and referees were on the basketball court for the game but Milwaukee never took the floor. The National Basketball Referees Association said it “stands in solidarity with our players’ decision to boycott tonight’s games” and the National Basketball Players Association tweeted that the “revolution will be televised.” Dream player Elizabeth Williams read a statement on ESPN saying that the “consensus is not to play in tonight’s games. We stand in solidarity with our brothers in the NBA.” Williams is the secretary of the players’ union. “We weren’t given advanced notice about the decision but we are happy to stand in solidarity with Milwaukee, Jacob, and the entire NBA community,” Orlando guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “Change is coming.” Players from MLS games between Atlanta United and Inter Miami, FC Dallas and Colorado, Portland and San Jose, Real Salt Lake and LAFC, and the LA Galaxy and Seattle all decided not to play in solidarity. There are three other playoff games scheduled Thursday. It was unclear if they would be affected. Several NBA players, including the Lakers’ LeBron James, tweeted out messages demanding change and the Boston Celtics’ official Twitter account did the same. All four teams took a knee at center court right before leaving the court. Atlanta United released a statement before its scheduled game against Inter Miami in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The players all gathered on the field before the game, arm in arm. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was fatally shot when police officers burst into her Louisville, Kentucky apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation on March 13. The warrant was in connection with a suspect who did not live there and no drugs were found. Then on May 25, Floyd died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into the Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes—all captured on a cell phone video. “We’re the ones getting killed,” Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who is Black, said in an emotional postgame speech Tuesday night. “We’re the ones getting shot. We’re the ones that were denied to live in certain communities. We’ve been hung. We’ve been shot. And all you do is keep hearing about fear. It’s amazing why we keep loving this country and this country does not love us back. And it’s just, it’s really so sad.” Called off: Games between Milwaukee and Orlando, Houston and Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland. The NBA said all three games would be rescheduled, yet did not say when. Demanding societal change and ending racial injustice has been a major part of the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World. The phrase “Black Lives Matter” is painted on the arena courts, players are wearing messages urging change on their jerseys and coaches are donning pins demanding racial justice as well. All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday were postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice. “We fully support our players and the decision they made,” Bucks owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan said in a joint statement. “Although we did not know beforehand, we would have wholeheartedly agreed with them. The only way to bring about change is to shine a light on the racial injustices that are happening in front of us. Our players have done that and we will continue to stand alongside them and demand accountability and change.” The dramatic series of moves began when the Bucks—the NBA’s team from Wisconsin, a state rocked in recent days by the shooting by police of Jacob Blake, a Black man—didn’t take the floor for their playoff game against the Magic. The teams were set to begin Game 5 of their series shortly after 4 p.m., with the Bucks needing a win to advance to the second round. The Bucks remained in their locker room past 6 p.m., more than two hours after they made the decision to boycott. It was not immediately clear why they were staying in the arena. NBA Executive Vice President Mike Bass issued the following statement regarding NBA playoff games:  NBPA President Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder and guard Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets were seen emerging from a conversation, not long before it became known that their teams also decided to not play their scheduled game Wednesday. “When you talk about boycotting a game, everyone’s antenna goes up,” Iguodala said. “It’s sad you have to make threats like that—I wouldn’t say threats—but you have to be willing to sacrifice corporate money for people to realize there’s a big problem out there.”last_img read more

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Man drowns after proposing to girlfriend underwater

By on September 26, 2020

first_imgSteven Weber dived under water with a message to his girlfriend asking her to marry him. An American man drowned after proposing to his girlfriend underwater in Tanzania while on holiday there.Steven Weber was in the East African country with his girlfriend Kenesha Antoine, with plans to ask for her hand in marriage.The two were staying in a wooden cabin that had a partially submerged structure that allowed them to look under the ocean.Reports indicate that Weber had dived under the water with a placard asking Kenesha to marry him, but never got back out.The bride-to-be posted the sad news on Facebook saying that he “never emerged from those depths.”Kenesha wrote: “There are no words adequate enough to honour the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber Jr.“You never emerged from those depths so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!“We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruellest twist of fate imaginable.“I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together.”The US Department of State confirmed Weber’s demise, but did not give any further information.Related South Africa’s Fastest Man Botswana hangs man convicted of murdering girlfriend, childcenter_img Ghanaian man drowns during baptismlast_img read more

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u-blox Introduces New Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) Firmware

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgu-blox has introduced a new Automotive Dead Reckoning (ADR) firmware for navigation, telematics, e-Call and V2X applications. Enabled for both, OEM and after-market applications, the ADR4.10 offers real-time, low latency positioning at up to 30 Hz using a combination of multi-GNSS, inertial sensor and vehicle speed data. The firmware comes with simplified installation and provides improved accuracy in the most urban environments.The firmware has been made available to OEMs using the u-blox M8030-Kx-DR professional and automotive grade 3D ADR GNSS chips.  The M8030‑Kx‑DR blends satellite navigation data with individual wheel speed, gyroscope and accelerometer information to deliver accurate positioning regardless of changes in a vehicle’s speed, heading or vertical displacement, even when satellite signals are partially or completely blocked.By the end of May 2017, this firmware will also be available in NEO-M8L ADR modules, including the new automotive grade NEO-M8L-02A. The NEO-M8L has been developed using u-blox’s latest generation GNSS technology with multi-constellation reception including Galileo, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and QZSS. The module provides high sensitivity and fast GNSS signal acquisition and tracking.last_img read more

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First Moveable Over-the-Air Test Chamber for 5G Antennas and Transceivers

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first_imgRohde & Schwarz has introduced the new R&S ATS1000, an all-in-one antenna test system, in which active and passive antennas as well as transceivers for future fifth generation (5G) mobile networks can be tested. This is the compact, moveable shielded RF test chamber. It enables far-field antenna characterizations and initial RF measurements for 3GPP 5G NR in the millimeter wavelength range.The new R&S ATS1000 antenna test chamber allows developers and production engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) measurements for 5G on their antenna modules, transceivers, chipsets and wireless devices. Antenna and transceiver measurements are possible in the frequency range from 18 GHz to 87 GHz. The system therefore supports all millimeter-wave frequency bands currently considered for 5G. The compact test chamber makes it possible to measure mobile devices in the far field.The ATS1000 consists of a rack-sized shielded RF test chamber on castors, suitable mounts for test objects and sensors, and a wideband measurement antenna, which covers the whole frequency range. Using the associated test and measurement equipment and the R&S AMS32 antenna measurement software, radiation patterns of 5G antenna arrays can be measured extremely precisely in just a few minutes. A positioning laser supports precise orientation of the test object. All this makes the R&S ATS1000 antenna test system the ideal test environment for fast and accurate repeatable measurements.By combining the R&S ATS1000 with an R&S TS8980 5G RF test system, users can determine relevant RF parameters (e.g. power, ACLR and EVM) from OTA measurements. This is crucial because many 5G components do not have any connectors and therefore cannot be tested in conducted setups. The system enables comprehensive 3D characterization, verification measurements and functional testing of 5G components. Rohde & Schwarz conformation test solutions use the well-established R&S CONTEST software to output results in the form of 3D graphics.For automated, final functional testing, the R&S AMS32 software allows users to control the R&S ATS1000 remotely. It also generates configurable reports for documentation. The solution additionally offers near-field/far-field transformation for larger test objects.At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz will be presenting several configurations of the R&S ATS1000 antenna test system with the described 5G test applications. The R&S ATS1000 is available now.last_img read more

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More All-America Honors for UWF; Argonaut Trio Earns ABCA Selections

By on September 23, 2020

first_img Daniel Vargas-Vila earned first team All-America honors for UWF (Photo by John Blackie) More All-America Honors for UWF; Argonaut Trio Earns ABCA Selections Sharecenter_img BOCA RATON, Fla. – The American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced its Division II Rawlings All-America Team on Tuesday, and West Florida had a heavy presence, scoring three All-America selections.  Senior hurler Daniel Vargas-Vila (Jacksonville, Fla./Wallace State CC-Dothan) added first team All-America to his list of awards, and teammates Greg Pron (Daphne, Ala./Daphne HS) and Shane Waller (Bryceville, Fla./Northwest Florida State) were second team picks.Vargas-Vila, also a second team All-American on the Daktronics and NCBWA teams, has been an anchor for the Argonauts starting rotation, posting a 1.84 ERA with 15 wins, a school record.  In 17 appearances, he has five complete games, including two shutouts, while striking out 81 and allowing a .178 batting average in 112.2 innings.  The senior was the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA South Regional and was also an All-GSC and all-region first team selection.Pron, a Daktronics and NCBWA first team All-American, had already been named GSC East Division Player of the Year, Daktronics South Region Player of the Year and NCBWA South Region Player of the Year.  He also earned ABCA South Region Gold Glove Team honors for his play in right field.  Pron leads the Argonauts with a .431 average, and he has also tallied 20 doubles, 10 home runs, 56 runs, 67 RBIs and 28 stolen bases in a breakout senior season.Waller earned All-America picks on the both the Daktronics and NCBWA teams, and he has been dominant in the closer’s role in 2011, posting a 0.61 ERA and 14 saves in 22 appearances.  The right-hander has held opponents scoreless in all but one of his appearances this year, and he has tallied 51 strikeouts and allowed a .122 opponents’ average in 29.1 innings.  Waller is also a first team All-GSC and all-region pick.The Argonauts, ranked No. 4 in the most recent Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll, will face No. 2 Mount Olive in the NCAA Division II Championships on Thursday, June 2 at 3 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. CDT.  Mount Olive has already lost one game in the double-elimination tournament, but the Argonauts are 2-0 and one win away from a spot in Saturday’s championship game.Fans can tune in to Thursday’s game at NewsRadio 1620 AM in Pensacola and worldwide at www.GoArgos.com.  Fans can also watch all the action with live streaming video at www.NCAA.com.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Official ABCA ReleasePrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Ethiopian Airlines, Maskapai Afrika Pertama Yang Daratkan Pesawatnya di Indonesia

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first_imgEthiopian Airlines akan mendarat perdana di Indonesia 21 Juli 2018 Berkunjung ke Eropa, Amerika, Australia bahkan ke Asia mungkin seringkali dilakukan baik para pelancong yang menikmati keindahan negara yang ada di benua tersebut atau para pelaku bisnis yang melakukan pekerjaan mereka. Tapi bagaimana dengan Afrika? Ya, Afrika terkenal dengan gurun dan savananya, bagi pelancong yang mencintai alam bebas dan menyukai tantangan benua ini cocok sekali untuk di singgahi.Baca juga: Ethiopian Airlines Sabet Gelar Katering Terbaik di Afrika Versi PAX InternationalTidak perlu khawatir, para pelancong Indonesia maupun Afrika yang akan berkunjung sebentar lagi akan dimudahkan dengan penerbangan langsung dari Addis Ababa ke Jakarta. Kenapa? Karena pada 21 Juli 2018 mendatang, maskapai asal Ethiopia yakni Ethiopian Airlines akan membuka rute penerbangan langsungnya dari Jakarta-Addis Ababa PP. KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, bahwa maskapai yang tergabung dalam Star Alliance Member ini akan membuka rute dengan frekuensi penerbangan tiga kali dalam seminggu yakni Selasa, Kamis dan Sabtu. Untuk penerbangan dari Ethiopia menuju Jakarta, akan menggunakan nomor penerbangan ET 0628 pukul 00.00 waktu setempat dan sampai di Bangkok pukul 13.20 waktu setempat. Serta melanjutkan perjalanan menuju Jakarta pukul 14.20 dan sampai pada 18.05 WIB. Sedangkan keberangkatan dari Bandara Soetta dengan nomor penerbangan ET 0629 pada pukul 20.35 WIB kemudian menuju Bangkok, Thailand pukul 00.20 waktu setempat. Kemudian melanjutkan penerbangan pukul 01.45 dan menuju Addis Ababa hingga tiba pukul 06.15 waktu setempat. Penerbangan ini sendiri akan dilayani dengan armada Boeing 787-8.“Kami sangat senang meluncurkan rute baru menuju Jakarta, penerbangan terhubung pertama antara Afrika dan Indonesia, serta maskapai Afrika pertama yang menghubungkan Afrika dengan Jakarta,” ujar Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde GebreMariam.Tewolde mengatakan, Indonesia merupakan sasaran tepat untuk pertumbuhan ekonomi dan pariwisata. “Indonesia adalah salah satu negara terpadat di dunia dengan pertumbuhan ekonomi yang cepat. Di tahun-tahun mendatang, perdagangan Afrika dan Indonesia, investasi dan hubungan pariwisata diatur untuk tumbuh secara eksponensial dan penerbangan langsung kami akan membuat kontribusi signifikan dalam peningkatan kerjasama Afrika-Indonesia,” ujarnya.Terkait adanya penerbangan perdana ini, PT Angkasa Pura II sebagai pengelola Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta berkomitmen untuk mendukung dalam rencana bisnis maskapai sebagai memajukan industri penerbangan dalam dan luar negeri. Penerbangan perdana ini nantinya juga akan disambut dengan water salute dan pengalungan bunga dari PT Angkasa Pura II kepada tamu dan kru Ethiopian Airlines.Baca juga: Load Factor Rendah, Maskapai-Maskapai Ini Tak Lagi Mendarat di Jakarta“Kami berharap dengan penerbangan perdana ini, Ethiopian Airlines dapat mendorong potensi perdagangan dan pariwisata dari Afrika di Indonesia dan sebaliknya. Selain itu sebagai upaya menguatkan jaringan ekonomi antara negara Indonesia dan Ethiopia,” kata Senior Manager Of Branch Communication and Legal, Bandara Internasional Soekarno-Hatta, Erwin Revianto.Diketahui hingga kini baru Ethiopian Airlines, masakapai Afrika yang mendaratkan pesawatnya di Indonesia, tepatnya di Jakarta.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMelintasi Batam Tanpa Izin, Ini Dia Serba-Serbi dari Ethiopian Airlines!15/01/2019In “Domestik”Turkish Airlines Kembali Layani Penerbangan Jakarta-Istanbul 2 Kali Seminggu07/07/2020In “Destinasi”Ethiopian Airlines Sabet Gelar Katering Terbaik di Afrika Versi PAX International21/05/2018In “Featured”last_img read more

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Jockey Uchida injured in pileup

By on September 22, 2020

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Jockey Hiroyuki Uchida, who in 2009 snapped star jockey Yutaka Take’s streak of leading the Japan Racing Association circuit in wins at seven consecutive years, fractured a bone in his left arm in a freak accident involving a record nine horses on Monday.According to the JRA, nine jockeys were thrown from their mounts in the race for 3-year-old newcomers at Nakayama Racecourse, surpassing the previous record of seven.center_img A total of 16 horses were making their debut in the day’s fourth race on the dirt surface in Funabashi, Chiba Pref.Nobo Project, a 3-year-old colt ridden by jockey Kosei Miura, leaned inside at a strange angle while in the lead on the fourth bend, causing the horses trailing him and their jockeys to tumble one after the other. last_img read more

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Bryan’s quarter-final strike wins accolade

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgBryan received a pass from Marlon Pack before he struck a first-time bullet into the top corner.It set City on their way to a 2-1 win against the Red Devils in December, with Korey Smith’s late goal sealing one of the greatest nights ever witnessed at Ashton Gate.#CarabaoCup: Goal of Round Five ⚽️He did it in Round Four, and he’s done it again. Nice work, @joebryan! 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/DV6RitkYeT— Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) January 8, 2018It’s the second time Bryan has been awarded the accolade, after his similar rocket against Crystal Palace won goal of the fourth round.The Robins take on Manchester City across two fixtures in the semi-final of the cup, with the first leg kicking off at 7.45pm on Tuesday (January 9th).Rewatch the goals from the memorable night with United below.last_img read more

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Photo gallery: Haughton Thursday afternoon football practice

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