Michigan State game results in few arrests

first_imgSaturday’s football game against Michigan State University brought a victory for both the team and the game day personnel coordinating the influx of visitors to campus over the weekend. Director of Game Day Operations Mike Seamon said, overall, it was a “very successful” home game weekend with approximately 100,000 people on campus Saturday and 81,000 in the stadium.  “The weekend unfolded very smoothly,” he said. “We were anticipating it to be a much busier home weekend compared to the Temple game. The noticeably cooler weather was a welcome change, as we had fewer heat and humidity-related medical calls.” Phil Johnson, chief of police for Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP), said his staff made two arrests at the stadium on Saturday.  “One man was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Another man was arrested for trespassing,” Johnson said. “It was a quiet day and everything ran smoothly.” Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 36 adults and six minors in the area around campus this weekend, according to an Excise police report. “The charges of those who were arrested included Illegal Consumption or Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage, Driving While Suspended Prior, Invasion of Privacy, Fleeing Law Enforcement, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and various drug related offenses,” the report stated.  Seamon said an increase in traffic volume surrounding campus was a “significant difference” from the first home game weekend. “[The increased traffic volume] was due to all of the Michigan State fans travelling down from East Lansing,” Seamon said. “Both the White Field parking lot along the new Douglas Road and the Burke Golf Course experienced noticeable increases in traffic.” On Friday, 3,890 people toured the tunnel in Notre Dame Stadium compared to approximately 5,000 on Temple weekend. Additionally, 7,000 attended the Michigan State pep rally compared to nearly 12,000 for the home opener.  Despite these lowered numbers, Seamon said the weekend overall was “busier across the board.” “We are anticipating that we will continue to see even larger numbers in the next two games, [Oklahoma University] and [University of Southern California],” he said.last_img read more

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QPR target not willing to stay – report

first_imgJunior Hoilett has indicated that he would not be willing to stay at Blackburn if they are relegated, The Sun reports.QPR have made enquiries about the highly-rated winger, who has been discussing a new contract at Ewood Park.Meanwhile, Barcelona are lining up a summer move for Chelsea defender David Luiz despite the departure of Pep Guardiola, according to the Daily Mirror.Guardiola was previously linked with a swoop for the Brazilian and it is claimed that his successor as Barca boss, Tito Vilanova, is also keen.It is said that the Catalan giants are planning a massive bid for Luiz although it would take an offer of around £30m to prise him away from Stamford Bridge.The Mirror also say that new England manager Roy Hodgson wants Fulham coach Ray Lewington to be his assistant, while a number of papers suggest Rio Ferdinand is likely to tell Hodgson that he is willing to play alongside Chelsea’s John Terry at Euro 2012.And the Daily Mail report that Ezequiel Lavezzi, who is apparently wanted by Chelsea, is ready to leave Napoli after a dispute with president Aurelio de Laurentiis – but the Italians want £28m for him. Click here for Thursday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Warriors visit with House speaker Nancy Pelosi after Wizards game

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The Warriors’ players trickled out of their locker room one-by-one. In a nearby hallway, House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D. Calif) greeted them and expressed admiration both for their 126-118 win over the Wizards on Thursday and for their civic engagement.Pelosi expressed the most enthusiasm toward Draymond Green. After all, Pelosi said she had …last_img read more

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Steve Kerr praises healthy Warriors, calls them the ‘Elite Eight’

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Warriors coach Steve Kerr hasn’t experienced anything quite like this season before. Not only because the team is off to its worst start since he took over five years ago but also, as injuries deplete a championship core, the Warriors have played the last three games with just eight players. Kerr has deemed them the “Elite Eight.”No team in the league has had players miss as many games due to injury as the Warriors. With Stephen Curry (broken hand) and Klay Thompson (ACL) …last_img read more

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Young South African golfer swings to success

first_imgRay Maota Lwazi Gqira from Duncan Village in EastLondon is making waves in the world ofgolf after competing at the 2011 ToyaPolish Junior Championship in Poland. East London Port Manager JacquelineBrown, Gqira and Millie Zim of SAGDB,showing off the new kit.(Images: Transnet National Ports Authority)MEDIA CONTACTS• Terry TaylorTransnet National Ports Authority:Corporate Affairs manager+27 43 700 1200 / +27 83 284 1786RELATED ARTICLES• Sun City golf courses still top notch• SA to host world’s richest golf event• Ernie Els joins golfing legends• Hi-tech help for future sports stars South Africa’s Lwazi Gqira, 18, is swinging his way to golfing success after recently competing in the Toya Polish Junior Championship, which ran from 22 to 25 June 2011.To get there, the young sportsman from a poverty-stricken squatter camp in Duncan Village, East London, took his first flight in an airplane.“It was my first flight and I was nervous, but I really enjoyed watching TV in the sky,” he said.Once in Poland, another first for Gqira was being able to tee-off with a set of brand new clubs. Until now he has had to borrow second-hand equipment from his coach and teammates.As a member of the East London Golf Club, Gqira was selected by the Border Golf Union to represent their under-18 squad in Poland.He was joined by Armandt Scholtz and Kim Daniels, who also represented the Border Golf Union at the championships. All three belong to the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB) programme.Gqira held a nine-iron for the first time when he was nine years old and now, almost a decade later, he has got the chance to play in a major junior championship with his peers from other countries.“The first time I started playing golf, I didn’t enjoy it,” Gqira said.“This was coupled by the fact that I was the only child in my neighbourhood who was playing golf while the other boys played soccer. I decided to play soccer as well, but then after two months I decided it was not for me and I picked up golf clubs again,” he added.The opportunity for Gqira to play overseas was made possible by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), which invested R30 000 (US$4 366) in Gqira to enable him to get his first new golfing kit and clubs.Jacqueline Brown, East London Port Manager, said: “Despite the hardships he has experienced in living in an impoverished area, his determination and zeal to succeed has placed him right in front.“TNPA is proud to be able to play a part in Gqira’s journey towards his planned pro golfer status. We will support him all along the way in achieving both stardom in golf and in attaining top academic honours.”Gqira said he’d like to walk in the footsteps of some of South Africa’s golfing greats like Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel.“I strive to be like my favourite pro golfers, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel,” said Gqira.Golfing rootsGqira started out as being a caddie for Richard Dikileyo, who later became his coach after seeing his potential and enthusiasm for the sport.“Richard taught us that we should not smoke, abuse alcohol or use drugs. He taught us that through golf, we can rise above our circumstances.” said Gqira.“Those words have stayed with me and motivated me. The SAGDB taught us the basics well and moulded us into the golfers we are now.”Gqira was also a member of the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation until he opted to leave as his school work was taking a knock.At the foundation he met his current coach Michelle de Vries, who works with Dikileyo to nurture golfing talent in East London.De Vries said: “Lwazi is a pleasure to coach. We call him pro because of his mannerisms and practice ethic.“He comes from a difficult background, but he has the will to overcome his obstacles and I will do anything to help him achieve his goals if he is willing to overcome adversity.”Gqira describes De Vries as being like a mother, while De Vries, who has no children, recognises him as a son.The Poland experienceGqira, who competed with more than 90 other players in his category, came 25th, which is quite an achievement for a first-timer playing in a major championship.“I was a bit nervous in the first round, but after that I said to myself I need to relax and play my game.”Gqira said Poland was a beautiful country with beautiful architecture and that he will cherish the memories of taking part in the tournament even though communication with the other golfers was hard due to language being a barrier.last_img read more

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Glimpses of Kiwi glory

first_imgNew Zealand is a land coloured from an extensive palette of green, with soulful views and dramatic landscapes to immerse in. It seduces the traveller with its unfaltering brush with nature. You can choose from action-packed adventures, mellow nature trails or charming experiences dominated by the Maori culture.So touted is,New Zealand is a land coloured from an extensive palette of green, with soulful views and dramatic landscapes to immerse in. It seduces the traveller with its unfaltering brush with nature. You can choose from action-packed adventures, mellow nature trails or charming experiences dominated by the Maori culture.So touted is the nation as an outdoor playground, that travellers often miss the fact that New Zealand offers a number of luxury experiences for the indulgent traveller. Chalk these as the top five un-missable ones on your next trip. Volcano viewing from a helicopter This is the most magical ‘hotspot’ of New Zealand-both literally and figuratively. Dramatic landscapes and soulful views are par for the courseWhite Island is the country’s only permanent active offshore volcano, and can be reached by a three-hour helicopter ride from Rotorua. Get a bird’s eye view of the Northern Lakes district as you soar over the region and get engulfed in the billowing smoke from the crater. Once you land on the island for a guided walk, expect steaming vents and techni colour sulphur formations all around. Stroll around the lunar landscape for an otherworldly day around the steam-spewing volcano. Price Approximately $628.50; Book volcanicair.co.nzSuper yacht holidayThe Bay of Islands on the northern edge of the North Island is strewn with 140 small islands, surrounded with underwater treasures. The emerald blue waters brim with fish and other marine creatures, making snorkeling a popular activity.Expect the quay to have some lean yacht traffic with holiday-makers sunning themselves on the decks, glasses of chilled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc within graspable distance and crayfish BBQs crackling in earshot. It’s the ideal way to spend a summer day. Price Approximately $300 per night, plus fuel and insurance; Book www.greatescape.co.nzadvertisementWine O’clockApart from the astounding scenery and adrenalin-packed adventures, people come in droves to New Zealand to excite the palate-especially with wines. The Waipara wine region of the South Island is the historical heartland of the wine industry, known for endless vineyards in the alpine country. Rolling vineyardsGentle slopes covered in neat rows sprawl as far as your eyes can see. The only logical thing to do is to step inside one for a tour and tasting experience. Both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines are popular products of the region and have an additional organic and bio dynamic tag to their list of credentials. Customised trips are upwards of 150 NZD per person; Visit blackestate.co.nzGeothermal wonders in the wildSteer off the usual luxury circuit and explore the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. The juxtaposition of thousands of years old rainforests and ancient caves with luxury spa resorts overlooking epic views is a surreal experience. Hugely popular water sportsYou can choose to hit the nature trails from Stony Bay to Fletchers Bay in the day and return to pamper weary legs in the holistic spas. Inviting natural springs line the Hot Water Beach to give you a flavour of the geothermal wonders that headline the region. Book coromandeldiscovery.co.nz New Zealand is rife with bespoke, lavish and classic luxury experiences. The vote of confidence from travellers has urged the country to offer sublime accommodations and spas that are addressed right in the middle of vineyards and beaches.Ancient forests, nature trails and dramatic fiords are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and the cities thrum with a hip gastronomic, shopping and art scene. There is no reason for a traveller to endure any hardships of travel. Instead, time should be spent on deciding on the next one-of-a-kind experience.In good companyThe low-key Kaikoura Peninsula in the South Island is rife with spectacular views of the ocean. But there is one experience that trumps others in all ways- watching the sperm whales and dolphins from a high-winged aircraft.The mammoth 60 tonners are amazing to spot from a unique perspective, their almost 18 metre length being showcased fully. The flight orbits over schools of dolphins and whales for 30 memorable minutes.Nature’s treasures don’t end here. Back in town, you can also spot fur seals on the rock formations along the sea. Price Approximately 180 NZD per person; Book whales.co.nzlast_img read more

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Mi 9 launch may have been teased for Feb 19, Xiaomi’s foldable phone also expected

first_imgXiaomi may announce a new Mi device — possibly the Mi 9 — on February 19, as one of the few teasers reveal. There’s however no official word about the Mi 9 launch but going by a teaser posted by Xiaomi President Lin Bin and CEO Lei Jun on Weibo the flagship device is likely to go official on the slated date, Feb 19. Some rumours meanwhile suggested that Xiaomi could be debuting its foldable phone which was recently showcased by the company in a new video on the same date.Earlier rumours revealed that the Mi 9 will go official by the end of February, most likely at Mobile World Congress 2019. But now a new teaser suggests that the phone will go official way before the MWC. In fact, it will launch even before Samsung officially announces the Galaxy S10 and S10+.The Xiaomi teaser posted on Chinese microblogging site is captioned in Chinese which translates to the year of 9102 will be Mi 9. This clearly hints at the coming of Mi 9. It also mentions the date Feb 19, which otherwise mean that the flagship phone is coming on Feb 19. Xiaomi is yet to officially confirm the launch date of the Mi 9.In addition, some new reports making rounds on the internet, however, suggest that Xiaomi could also showcase its foldable phone ahead of Samsung on Feb 19 at the same event. The South Korean smartphone maker is said to announce its S10 series of phones and the most talked about the foldable phone on Feb 20 at the company’s Unpacked event.advertisementAnother teaser of an alleged Xiaomi phone — Mi 9 — has been revealed but that doesn’t reveal the exact launch timeline of the phone but it did confirm some of the key specs that the Xiaomi phone is said to pack. The teaser reveals that the Xiaomi phone will include three cameras on the back panel and will be equipped with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Beginning this month Xiaomi CEO confirmed that the Mi 9 will come with fast charging technology.A few weeks ago the full specs of the Xiaomi Mi 9 leaked online revealing almost everything about the upcoming flagship phone from Xiaomi. The specs sheet revealed that the Mi 9 will be Xiaomi’s first with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855chipset paired with 6GB RAM paired with 128GB of internal storage.The specs sheet further revealed that the Xiaomi Mi 9 will come packed with a 6.4-inch 19:9 FHD+ AMOLED display. As far as the design is concerned the Xiaomi flagship or Mi 9 will go on inline with the Mi Play or Redmi Note 7. This means that the Mi 9 will come with waterdrop style notch and thinner bezels compared to the Mi 8. On the camera front, the Mi 9 is said to sport triple cameras on the rear while on the front there will be a single shooter for clicking selfies. As for the specs, the leak reveals that the Mi 9 will include a primary camera of 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, a secondary camera of 12MP, and the third camera will be a 3D TOF camera. On the front, the Mi 9 is said to come with a 24MP camera.Some past leaks have revealed the expected price of the Xiaomi flagship phone. The leaks suggest that the Mi 9 with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage could be priced around CNY 2,999 which is roughly translated to Rs 30,500. This price is said to be for the China model of the Mi 9. As of now, there’s no information on whether the phone will head to India or not.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi 9: Full specs, expected price, launch timeline and availability details leakALSO READ | Xiaomi in 2019: Redmi 7, Mi A3, Redmi Pro 2, Poco F2, Mi 9 and everything that is coming this yearALSO READ | Xiaomi shows off its foldable phone in video, this is how it will look and worklast_img read more

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Video: Former Michigan WR Devin Funchess Is A Pretty Incredible Dunker

first_imgMichigan football's Devin Funchess throws down dunk.He’s not quite the caliber of NBA Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine, but former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess is a pretty incredible dunker. Funchess, who played for the Wolverines from 2012-14, declared for the NFL Draft following his junior campaign that included 733 receiving yards and four touchdowns. NFL scouts will certainly love the 6-foot-5, 230-pound pass catcher’s athleticism. Check out this video of Funchess on the court: Former #Michigan WR Devin Funchess (@D_FUNCH) has avatar-like bounce. When NFL teams see his head above the rim?! pic.twitter.com/uLWbbxBQeQ— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) February 15, 2015Funchess is projected by many to be a tight end at the next level. Jimmy Graham, one of the NFL’s best tight ends, has similar skills on the basketball court. If Funchess can be half the player Graham is, he’ll have a very long career.last_img read more

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How a Toronto writing group opened the doors for queer and trans

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement I recently watched the first two episodes of the new FX series called Atlanta, produced by actor, writer and musician Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino). I was immediately struck by casual nuances in the writing and, though I’ve never lived in the city of Atlanta, there was an undeniable feeling of authenticity. And I later learned that Atlanta is one of the few shows in television network history to boast an all-black writing staff. When questioned about his motivations for curating an all-black writing team, Donald Glover responded: “I wanted to show white people, you don’t know everything about Black culture.”What possibilities emerge when you provide access and space to diverse writers? It was this question and desire for access and space that led Toronto based writer Dianah Smith to create ‘A’ is for Orange (pronounced “A is for Ah-range”), a creative incubator and reading series for emerging queer and trans writers of Caribbean descent. The group is no longer active, and there is very little digital documentation of it’s existence, but the legacy of ‘A’ is for Orange can be felt throughout the city.The story of ‘A’ is For Orange begins in 2005, when Smith took a leave of absence from full-time teaching to develop her writing. She enrolled in several classes at Ryerson University, including one on autobiographical writing. However her initial enthusiasm was quickly replaced by a growing unease and discomfort as she realized the realities and limitations of the university classroom.  “I would present my stories and there would just be flat or very uncomfortable questions,” she tells me over the phone. “Typical questions focusing on the food or the music or whatever ethnic parts of the story and not really the content and the craft. It was really frustrating.” Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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HudsonOdoi seeking for regular firstteam action

first_imgCallum Hudson-Odoi hopes his excellent performance in Chelsea’s 2-0 FA Cup triumph over Nottingham Forest will earn him more starts in the team.Hudson-Odoi, 18, provided assists for both of Alvaro Morata’s second-half goals after Cesc Fabregas missed a first-half penalty for the Blues.Chelsea reportedly rejected a £20million offer from Bayern for the winger’s services despite making a cameo appearance in the EPL all season.When asked whether his display might help him break into Sarri’s team, Hudson-Odoi told FourFourTwo via BeIN Sports: “Hopefully, hopefully. You never know.WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.“I feel really proud to get opportunity to play and help the team get the win we deserved.“We played really well, our mentality was strong and we deserved the win that we got. Alvaro did really well getting the goals and we all worked hard as a team and we deserved the win.”“If we don’t score we keep going and keep pushing until we do. I think the way we played showed the desire to keep pushing and the chances were coming,” said Hudson-Odoi. “We’ve just got to be patient sometimes.“Hopefully today showed why we’re doing really well. I’m proud to make history but it’s not just about myself it’s about the team as well.”last_img read more

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