Barrett destroys the Wallabies as All Blacks retain the Cup

first_imgRugby Union Beauden Barrett was chief executioner as the All Blacks sliced the Wallabies apart 40-12 at Eden Park to extend their Bledisloe Cup reign into a 16th year. Barrett scored four tries and 30 points in a dazzling performance, heaping more trans-Tasman agony on a gritty but outclassed Australia at a venue where they haven’t won since 1986. In a performance which will heap more pressure on under-fire coach Michael Cheika, the Wallabies couldn’t handle five-eighth maestro Barrett, whose points haul is a Bledisloe Cup record. His four tries is the most by an All Black and equals the famous haul of Greg Cornelson at the same ground 40 years ago. The 27-year-old unleashed his speed and full array of skills, also converting five of his team’s six tries in one of the great Test displays. Barrett’s brilliance aside, the Test was a hard-fought affair which mirrored last week’s 38-13 New Zealand win in Sydney. Will Genia’s try pulled the Wallabies level 7-7 on the half-hour mark and it was only Barrett’s second try on the stroke of the break which left the visitors seven points adrift at half-time. However, it was again one-way traffic after the break as the Wallabies turnovers were ruthlessly punished. Among the few bright points for the Wallabies was an improved set piece display after a shambolic Sydney effort. Their lineout was better and the introduction of props Scott Sio and Allan Alaalatoa stiffened the scrum. Dane Haylett-Petty made some bright runs from full-back in the absence of Israel Folau while number eight David Pocock was a standout in the first half. Barrett’s first try came from New Zealand’s only real attack in the opening half-hour, bursting through a yawning gap. The Wallabies enjoyed their best period on the back of some brilliant long-range work from Kurtley Beale and Marike Koroibete. They turned down a penalty shot from right in front of the posts, setting a number of scrums which the under-pressure hosts were deemed to have collapsed before Genia scampered over. The All Blacks pushed seven points clear again just before the break when they pounced on a Beale turnover, swept 80m and Smith put Barrett over again, giving the five-eighth all their points for the half. Wallabies hearts sank in the 10 minutes after halftime when prop Joe Moody and flanker Liam Squire powered across for straightforward tries. Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley followed up a try-saving tackle on Jordie Barrett with a scything run to set up centre Reece Hodge that reduced the margin to 16 points. Barrett responded with a sizzling solo try, had another disallowed and bagged his fourth soon afterwards as the game opened up in a manner the New Zealanders thrive on. – AAPlast_img read more

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British boxer dies after winning fight in Doncaster

first_imgBy Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – The death of heavyweight Scott Westgarth was described as a disaster by British Boxing chief Robert Smith yesterday although he said it was impossible to make the sport 100 percent safe.Westgarth, 31, won his fight against Dec Spelman in Doncaster on Saturday but looked uncomfortable as he was interviewed ringside after his points victory.He was taken to Royal Hallamshire Hospital but his condition deteriorated shortly before arrival and his death was confirmed by his promoter Stefy Bull yesterday.It was the first death in professional boxing since Canada’s Tim Hague died two days after a fight last June.A year earlier, Scotland’s Mike Towell died from a brain injury following a bout.Smith, a former boxer and now the British Boxing Board of Control’s general secretary, reacted with shock to the latest death in a sport often criticised for its brutal nature.“It’s terrible for the sport and terrible for the family and we send our condolences to Scott’s family,” Smith told Reuters.Smith said the sport had made huge advances in safety since the 1980s and that Britain had an enviable record.“We are one of the most forward-thinking commissions in the world regarding medical aspects,” he said. “Some people don’t like us because they say we are too strict.“This is a tough, tough sport and we try to make it as safe as possible but you can’t make it 100 percent safe,” he added.“But that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a disaster, but more importantly it’s a disaster for his family and that’s the most important thing.”Events such as Westgarth’s death inevitably lead to soul-searching by those in the sport and fuel the debate about the sport’s ethics.“We all do this for a reason. But that doesn’t take away the feeling I have today of ‘why am I doing this?’” Smith said.“We will continue. If it’s not me it will be someone else. But it makes you question why you are bothering.”last_img read more

Twins Lose Series Finale to Cleveland

first_img 1/1 About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 360p The Minnesota Twins dropped the series 2-1 to the Cleveland Indians at home on Sunday afternoon.After a scoreless opening inning, the Indians took a two-run lead in the second that they would never relinquish. Minnesota fell to Cleveland 5-2.Mitch Garver hit his 29th home run of the season in the fourth inning. LaMonte Wade Jr. hit an RBI single to bring Luis Arraez in for a score in the bottom of the seventh. 720p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490 1080p HD The Twins fall to 88-55, but hold a six-and-a-half game lead over the Indians for first in the AL Central. They will host the Washington Nationals in a three-game home series starting on Tuesday. Pre-game starts at 6:00 p.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.last_img read more

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Olympic chiefs prepare for ‘successful’ Tokyo 2020

first_img WATCH US LIVE Written By The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was busy with preparations for a “successful” Summer Games in Tokyo in less than five months and at a time when the coronavirus outbreak is widening. IOC president Thomas Bach, speaking at the opening of the Olympic body’s two-day executive board meeting in Lausanne, said: “We are preparing for a successful Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.” Many sporting events around the world have either been cancelled or postponed in the wake of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. More than 3,100 people have died and over 90,000 have been infected in more than 60 countries worldwide. The vast majority of cases are in China, but South Korea, Italy and Iran have emerged as the countries with the most cases outside the epicentre. The virus has infected at least 230 people across Japan and been linked to five deaths.Chiefs prepare for ‘successful’ Tokyo 2020 Press Trust Of India FOLLOW US Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020 16:55 IST Olympic Chiefs Prepare For ‘successful’ Tokyo 2020 The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was busy with preparations for a “successful” Summer Games in Tokyo in less than five months “We will have to prepare many of the final decisions that we will have to take in June,” Bach said in reference to a first pre-Games executive board meeting between June 15-17, also in Lausanne.”We will have to make some proposals for the session in Tokyo.” The IOC board is also set to meet on July 18-19 in Tokyo, with the Olympics running from July 24-August 9.center_img The IOC will on Tuesday discuss the coronavirus crisis, and on Wednesday hold a videocall between the Tokyo 2020 organising committee and John Coates, the Australian chairman of the IOC’s coordination commission for the first summer Olympics in Japan since 1964.  COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 3rd March, 2020 16:55 IST SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Wilder vs Fury 2: Tyson Fury plays along in Deontay Wilder’s costume blame game

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT Written By Deontay Wilder went on to blame his 40 lbs walkout costume to justify his recent loss against Tyson Fury for the WBC heavyweight title on February 22. ‘Wilder vs Fury 2’ was a one-sided affair as Tyson Fury dictated the entire fight before knocking out Wilder in round No. 7. Former WBC champion Deontay Wilder has been heavily criticised for his performance on February 22. However, The Bronze Bomber’s post-fight statement about his walkout costume has garnered more criticism than his performance. According to Deontay Wilder, his 40-lbs outfit damaged his legs from the very beginning of the fight and refused to credit Tyson Fury for the victory. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ has not been too harsh on Deontay Wilder as he understands why the boxer from Alabama is making such excuses after losing against him at Wilder vs Fury 2Also Read | Wilder Vs Fury 2: Tyson Fury Quits Diet Coke To Prepare For Deontay WilderWilder vs Fury 2: Tyson Fury backs up Deontay Wilder over his ‘walkout costume’ statement FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE During an interview with ITV, The Gypsy King (Tyson Fury) reacted over Deontay Wilder’s post-fight statement and said, “He (Deontay Wilder) said that he trains with 45 lbs weighted vest every day but you know, I can understand where he is coming from. In every fighter’s mind, there’s got to be a reason why they have lost. It can’t be a simple fact I wasn’t good enough on the night and lost to the better guy. It’s always got to be, ‘the camp was wrong, it was the trainer’s fault, it was my suit, it was my toe’. It was always something’s a problem”.Also Read | Wilder Vs Fury 2: Here’s Who The UFC World Has Picked To Win The Mega FightTyson Fury further clarified that Deontay Wilder is a dangerous boxer and a single loss should not determine his legacy in the sport of boxing. Fury considers Wilder a worthy opponent who has the power of 41 knockouts and one should never write off a guy like Deontay Wilder. “It’s always one punch away from disaster with Deontay. “‘Like he famously says, ‘they have to be correct for 36 minutes, I have to be correct for one second’. And that’s so true” said Tyson FuryWilder vs Fury 3 confirmedcenter_img Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are set to face each other for the third time by the end of July. According to reports, Wilder has already exercised his rematch clause and they might fight each other at MGM Grand Arena again. Boxing promoter Bob Arum has also confirmed the fight.Also Read | Wilder vs Fury 3 confirmed: Conor McGregor Made BIG Money From His Whiskey Brand After Wilder Vs Fury 2Also Read | Wilder Vs Fury 2: Tyson Fury Insults Deontay Wilder’s Mom In Recent Face-Off of Wilder vs Fury 2(Image courtesy: Boxing scene) First Published: 5th March, 2020 15:27 IST LIVE TV Last Updated: 5th March, 2020 15:27 IST Wilder Vs Fury 2: Tyson Fury Plays Along In Deontay Wilder’s Costume Blame Game Wilder vs Fury 2: Current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has finally reacted on Deontay Wilder’s walkout costume statement following Wilder’s loss. Raj Sarkar last_img read more

Eight key questions about the escalating North Korean nuclear situation

first_imgTuangtong/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The escalation of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea comes amid the new assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies that North Korea has the capability of fitting a miniaturized nuclear warhead inside an intercontinental ballistic missile.In the wake of newly issued sanctions by the United Nations, North Korea warned that it would take “thousands-fold” revenge against the U.S., leading to President Donald Trump to vow that North Korea “will be met with fire and fury.”Here’s what you need to know about the situation.What missile capability does North Korea have?Most of North Korea’s military equipment dates back to the Cold War-era and was obtained from the Soviet Union and China. But the large size of its military poses a constant threat to South Korea, since 70 percent of its ground forces and half of its air and naval forces are stationed within 60 miles of the Demilitarized Zone that divides North Korea and South Korea.North Korea has been working for the last decade to develop a nuclear weapons program and long-range ballistic missile program.The product of that work was revealed in a July intercontinental ballistic missile test. At the time, the country’s ability to put a miniaturized nuclear warhead was unclear, but it was the distance the ICBM traveled — more than 3,400 miles — that prompted concerns.“This is the first time, if the analysis is correct, that we’re seeing a North Korean weapon that can hit the United States. Not the mainland, but Alaska is very much part of the United States, and this is a very worrying development,” Steve Ganyard, a retired Marine Corps colonel, said on Good Morning America on July 5, one day after the first North Korean ICBM test.How far can the missiles travel?North Korea has been firing these missiles vertically to maximize their distance and to avoid flying over Japan and other countries in the region.“The missile itself reached an apex of almost 1,700 miles, which means — had it been on a max-range trajectory — it could have reached Anchorage and wouldn’t have been far from reaching Seattle,” Ganyard said on July 4 on ABC News’ World News Tonight.The country conducted a second ICBM test on July 28. That missile, which traveled 621 miles laterally and was airborne for 45 minutes, was the longest flight of a ballistic missile in North Korea’s history, according to the Pentagon.Does North Korea have nuclear weapons?Yes. North Korea has a small arsenal of nuclear weapons as proven by its five nuclear tests. The new assessment from the Defense Intelligence Agency estimates that North Korea now has as many as 60 nuclear warheads, much higher than previously believed. A 2016 Congressional Research Service report estimated that North Korea has between 44 and 66 pounds of separated plutonium, enough for at least half a dozen nuclear weapons. But other estimates are higher. The Institute for Science and International Security estimated in 2014 that North Korea could build 10 to 16 nuclear weapons.How advanced are North Korea’s missiles?On Aug. 8, it was revealed that members of the U.S. intelligence community believe North Korea’s nuclear capabilities are more advanced and the country may have developed the technology to place a miniaturized nuclear warhead inside a missile, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News.The Washington Post first reported the news. A U.S. official later confirmed the details to ABC News.“The IC [intelligence community] assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles,” a source told The Post, which cites a July 28 report by the Defense Intelligence Agency about North Korea’s capability of placing a nuclear warhead atop an intercontinental ballistic missile.When was the most recent North Korean missile test?On July 28. It was the country’s 11th missile test so far this year.What are U.S. defenses against a possible missile strike by North Korea?The United States has a layered missile defense system designed to track and intercept a missile launch from North Korea. It includes missile interceptors aboard Navy ships in the Pacific and large ground-based interceptors located in Alaska and California. However, the viability of the large interceptors has been routinely questioned since they became operational nearly a decade ago because only half of the 18 interceptor tests have been successful.In late May, the Missile Defense Agency successfully tested an interceptor that targeted an ICBM test missile fired from the Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific.The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is a missile defense shield designed to intercept short- and medium-range missiles. In April, the United States deployed THAAD to South Korea for the first time, a long-planned move agreed to last summer after a series of North Korean missile tests. The United States has also placed the THAAD system in Guam, which could be a target of North Korea’s long-range missiles.What are the latest sanctions issued against North Korea?The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions on Aug. 5 to penalize the isolated regime for its escalating nuclear program and its recent ICBM launches.The sanctions ban North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood products, estimated to be worth $1 billion a year.North Korea slammed the penalties — which would slash a third of the country’s $3 billion in export revenue — as a “violent infringement of its sovereignty” and part of a “heinous U.S. plot to isolate and stifle” the country, according to a statement released through the state-run media outlet, Korean Central News Agency.“It’s a wild idea to think the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] will be shaken and change its position due to this kind of new sanctions formulated by hostile forces,” Pyongyang said in a statement.What are the options for dealing with North Korea?In April, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that “all options are on the table” but warned that “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action, that option is on the table.”Economic sanctions were widely considered to be the first realistic option. Now that further sanctions have been issued, the next possible steps are still being determined.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Inmates at a California men’s prison find purpose in beauty school

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(BLYTHE, Calif.) — Valley State Prison in Chowchilla is a men’s prison in California where inmates can get beauty school training, like everyone else in the state.“I like doing the facial stuff,” Juan Brizuela, 36, an inmate at Valley State told ABC News. “It’s a real intimate moment that you have with your client, you trust one another.”Brizuela was convicted of second degree murder when he was 15 years old and received a sentence of fifteen years to life in prison. Before coming to Valley State he was held for 18 years at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California.“I hadn’t touched another person in 18 years, so when I had to do my first haircut I couldn’t and [the instructor] had to do it for me,” Brizuela said. It took him 9 months in the cosmetology program to feel comfortable touching other people, he said.Inmates aren’t allowed to touch staff or other inmates, and there are a lot of rules when it comes to personal space, according to Lieutenant Ronald Ladd, Administrative Assistant and Public Information Officer at Valley State.Lt. Ladd said that Valley State was previously a women’s prison. But because of a decrease in the female inmate population and the need for more male institutions, the institution became a male prison in 2013.The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has identified Valley State as a “re-entry hub,” according to its website, which includes rehabilitation programs, educational and vocational training, like the cosmetology program, for its population.“We asked the male inmates if they were interested in a cosmetology program when the prison first converted,” Ladd told ABC News, “and we were surprised at how many were interested.”The cosmetology training consists of book work, hands on training with mannequins first, then real clients and, lastly, a written test that allows the student to obtain their California State Barbering and Cosmetology License after they’ve completed 1,600 hours of training.They learn everything from human anatomy and psychology to the business of cosmetology to the different textures of hair and what chemicals to use for those hair types, Brizuela said.He is the second male inmate at Valley State to receive a cosmetology license, he said, and he enjoys helping other inmates get ready for the licensing exam. When he’s not practicing his newfound trade, Brizuela is preparing for life outside of prison in a parole preparation program.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Sports roundup: WMS scores, SCBL all-league volleyball announced

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Tuesday sports roundup…WMS Girls basketball: 7A – Wellington girls beat El Dorado, 35-97B – No game, El Dorado short on players.8A – Wellington 38 El Dorado 5.8B- Wellington 24 El Dorado 20.WMS Wrestling (Saturday): 80 – Kai Klein, 2-1, third.85 – Payton Schwartz, 1-2 , third.90 – Axl Norris, 2-1 , third.95 – Rome Hunt, 1-2 , fourth.100 – Megan Jackson, 0-2 , DNP.105 – Talan Cantrell, 0-2 , DNP.110 – Krystian Devine, 0-2 , DNP.115 – Carter Burnett, 2-0 , first.120 – Will Weber, 2-1 , second.127 – Dusty Bannister, 2-2 , fourth.134 – Kenny Redford, 1-2 , fourth.141 – Riley Nichols, 2-1 , second.148 – Andrew Helpingstine, 0-2 , DNP.155 – Deegan Stone, 0-2 , DNP.180 – Derrick Lowe, 2-1 , second.Team scores – Newton-Chisholm 211, McPherson 187, Valley Center 171, Andover 162, Wellington 130, Andover Central 93, Salina Lakewood 70.———South-Central Border League VolleyballAll-League listFirst TeamAshley Cookson, Senior West ElkAubrey Eilers, Junior UdallNyah Brown, Senior FlinthillsAubreigh Haxton, Junior ArgoniaSarah Sorum, Senior FlinthillsSarah Hinnen, Senior FlinthillsMadelyne Koop, Junior West ElkSecond TeamEmma Enderud, Junior UdallKaty Beeman, Freshman West ElkKaho Kogo, Junior Cedar Vale/DexterRiley Ferguson, Senior Cedar Vale/DexterLandrea Sears, Sophomore SedanKarrlea Hessman, Senior ArgoniaLauren Payne, Sophomore OxfordHonorable MentionReagan Warburton, Senior Cedar Vale/DexterDelaney Mayo, Senior CaldwellAlexis Vineyard, Junior ArgoniaAngie Price, Senior Central of BurdenLynsey Olbrey, Sophomore FlinthillsClarice Terry, Senior OxfordDakota Wiseman, Junior West ElkJacie Cummings, Freshman SedanHayley Helms,  Junior West ElkLucy Schneider, Senior CaldwellTori Lewellen, Senior CaldwellFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more