House No. 03 / ShaarOffice (Ahmad Ghodsimanesh and Partners)

first_img 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879644/house-no-03-shaaroffice Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Shiraz, Iran Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879644/house-no-03-shaaroffice Clipboard Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffIn addition to creating spatial diversity we placed windows and openings so that during the day natural light provides effective internal light. Furthermore, the main consideration in this design was to connecting both the interior and exterior in an open plan while preserving the visual connectivity. A central skylight provides additional light to the dark spaces while permitting a central green space within the core of the house.A retractable roof was considered for the central courtyard for natural ventilation in the interior and to allow the efficient airflow throughout the building.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffThe floors are connected with one elevator, while the stairs wrap around the void creating magnificent views throughout the house; it means vertical connection between floors take place in different spots by distinct visual experience and spatial quality.By adding natural woods and white color we created a sense of warmth while achieving a classic look that’s cozy and inviting. we tried minimal designing while responding to needs, fewer visual disturbances happen. The color and texture of the elements were selected in the way despite the multiplicity of spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of ShaarOfficeTwo important concerns throughout the landscape design were eliminating the neighborhood’s sight and supplying the underground light. Hence, a breakfast space with direct access to the kitchen and no visibility from surrounding is considered in the backyard accompanied with old trees that provide a pleasant atmosphere.A Sunken Courtyard is located at the back of the building with direct access to the pool, providing some light for the basement and a pleasant green space in front of the pool for the residents. The Pool also has a ceiling light to create an eye-catching play of light and shadow on the water.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffGreen spaces and easy access to the entrance of the house was considered while designing the landscape of the front yard, here a cozy sitting place around a fire pit is designed creating an outdoor gathering space.The steel structure house has been completed with a central cooling and heating system within an underfloor heating system running through the main living room and the swimming pool.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffProject gallerySee allShow lessKAAN Architecten Designs Glassy New Terminal for Amsterdam Airport SchipholUnbuilt ProjectLunch Room of “Ex-GIL” / Roland Baldi architects + Elena CasatiSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: House No. 03 / ShaarOffice (Ahmad Ghodsimanesh and Partners) Projects Architects: ShaarOffice Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Design And Construct:ShaarOfficeDesign Associate:Maryam Nazemolboka3 D Modelling & Illustrator:Parisa PanahiGraphic:Samaneh Zare, Nastaran JenabaliConstruction Team:Reza Fathi, Mohamadreza AhmadiStructural Design:Ali RadmanMechanical Design:Karim RouzitalabElectrical Design:Yasha Electric Co.City:ShirazCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Parham TaghioffRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamText description provided by the architects. Chamran green boulevard, surrounded by Qasrodasht gardens is situated in the middle of Shiraz. The site plan of the project is located in one of the most beautiful sidestreets of the region, called Behesht (Paradise). In case of all gardens in the alley remained intact, just 6 spots were permitted to be constructed as garden house. Among these 6 spots, we had one with 750 Sq.m.Unfortunately, there were just few trees remaining in the site due the lack of effort by the previous landlord and the cut off the water supply. Our focus during the positioning of the building in the site was to maintain the existing trees; harmonization of the building with the landscape surrounding was the prominent vision of the project.Save this picture!© Parham TaghioffThe owner has a small family, but they are usually hosts due to the close ties with their friends and relatives. We organized an initial meeting with the family members which resulted in creating a physical program on the basis of their various needs. So, the priority of the design is specified as to create a high variety of interior and exterior spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of ShaarOfficeThe building designed in 3 levels; basement, ground floor and first floor with regards to the building height limitation to 8.5 meters and the various spaces the client specified. The placement plan of the project is as follows: On the basement floor there is a pool, one master bedroom, living room for catering, warehouse and a caretaker’s room (with yard access). On the ground floor, there is a guest room, kitchen, dining room, seating room and a main living room and First floor of the building contains, three bedrooms, a private seating room and a small workspace.Most of the single-unit house projects we have done before were usually designed as a vacation house, but “House Number 3” was built with the intent of comfortable human habitation. Iran CopyAbout this officeShaarOfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsShirazIranPublished on September 17, 2017Cite: “House No. 03 / ShaarOffice (Ahmad Ghodsimanesh and Partners)” 17 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: ABK, Berry Alloc, Bosch, REHAU, Vitra, WIEDEHOPF, Samsung Area:  750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Parham Taghioff Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” House No. 03 / ShaarOffice (Ahmad Ghodsimanesh and Partners)Save this projectSaveHouse No. 03 / ShaarOffice (Ahmad Ghodsimanesh and Partners)Save this picture!© Parham Taghioff+ 58 Share Year:  Ahmad Ghodsimaneshlast_img read more

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Uzbekistan

first_img Organisation More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption News to go further May 11, 2021 Find out more News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council RSF_en Receive email alerts March 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Uzbekistancenter_img Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term News Follow the news on Uzbekistan UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia February 11, 2021 Find out more Domain name : .uz Population : 26 606 007 Internet users : 7 740 000 Average price of an hour’s connection in a cybercafé : around 0,19 US$ Average monthly salary : around 68 US$ Number of imprisoned netizens : 0In this country deprived of independent media outlets, the authorities impose a very strict Internet censorship, while refusing to admit it publicly. Website filtering, sanctions and intimidations are used against potential critics of the regime. Netizens have learned to practice self-censorship.Massive censorship of politically oriented contentThe government intensified its crackdown on the Internet, particularly after the 2005 Andijan massacre, in order to impose only its version of the facts on the Uzbekistan population. At that time, access to nearly all Internet websites had been blocked. Authorities are now attempting to prevent the opposition based both inside and outside of Uzbekistan from connecting with the Uzbek society via the Internet and the new media, which are becoming increasingly popular in the country. The number of Internet users rose from 2.4 to 7.74 million from 2008 to 2009, according to the authorities.The lengthy list of “sensitive” subjects includes corruption of government officials, criticism of the regime, and the deplorable status of human rights. Among the blocked sites are those of the online news agency www.Ferghana.ru, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta (www.ng.ru). The regional news website www.CentrAsia.ru is partially blocked, but most of its pages can be viewed. If surfers attempt to gain access to prohibited articles, they are redirected to the home page. The website of the Central Asian News Service, www.ca-news.org, is also partially blocked. The BBC’s Uzbek-language broadcasts are constantly blocked, while the Russian version is only periodically blocked. Social networks such as Livejournal, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Flickr and Uzbekistan’s most popular blog platform, www.Kloop.kg, are sporadically inaccessible. The websites of Russian TV networks Russia 1 and Vesti 24 were blocked after they broadcast news that Uzbek photographer Oumida Akhmedova, accused of “insulting” and “slandering” the Uzbek people, had been granted an amnesty. The artist’s works had addressed poverty and women’s rights.Most Internet service providers gain World Wide Web access through the National Information Transmission Network (UzPAK) operator. Filtering is enforced at this level. But one of the state-owned service providers, Tashkent City Telephone Network (www.tshtt.uz) independently blocks websites not rendered inaccessible by UzPAK. Every service provider must obtain a license from the Ministry of Communications and Information.The Internet version that the population can access once the “harmful” websites are made unavailable is called “UzNet.”According to the online news agency www.Ferghana.ru, the regime launched a campaign through the state-controlled media to justify Internet censorship to the general public. The deputy editor-in-chief of Halk Suzi, one of the country’s three biggest dailies, allegedly supported the muzzling of websites relaying “unacceptable criticism,” and suggested setting up a system equivalent to an “Electronic Great Wall of China.”A liberticidal legislative apparatus that scoffs at the ConstitutionWhile the Constitution guarantees free access to information, this principle is ridiculed on a daily basis, mainly because it is rendered ineffective by the adoption of many other pieces of legislation.The 2002 Law on the Principles and Guarantees of Freedom of Information authorizes the government to use restrictions when it deems it necessary to protect anyone against “the psychological impact of negative information.” Decree no. 216 of 2004 prohibits ISPs and operators from disseminating certain types of information. The national operator UzbekTelecom broadly interprets targeted content. The 2007 Media Law, which also applies to online media, renders editors and journalists liable for the “objectivity” of their publications.The Uzbek National Security Service (NSS) is responsible for Internet surveillance and for ensuring that these rules are being enforced by ISPs and cybercafés.Netizens under surveillanceThe one thousand cybercafés that operate in the country are unevenly monitored. The use of spyware is widespread. Tests carried out by Reporters Without Borders have shown that certain café managers resisted installing anti-spyware software on one of their computers, while in other cybercafés, this tampering went almost unnoticed. Various censorship circumvention tools may have been used in certain cafés, but not in others. Several OpenNet Initiative researchers were therefore questioned in 2007, while they were testing website filtering systems.Emails are also under surveillance, as are chat rooms, particularly those of ICQ and Mail.ru Agent. Several people are thought to have been arrested in January 2010 for their alleged membership in extremist religious organizations, after being spotted from their conversations on Mail.ru Agent.Harassments and intimidationsNetizens wishing to express themselves freely online are risking a great deal. One high-profile case is that of online journalist Djamshid Karimov, the President’s nephew, widely known for having denounced corruption among the Jizzak region’s authorities, and who was forcibly confined in a psychiatric hospital in 2006. The rare independent journalists who have remained in the country are constantly harassed by authorities and summoned to the police station. Ten of them are behind bars. Among them is Solijon Abdurakhmanov, who was sentenced in 2008 to serve a ten-year prison sentence for “drug possession with the intent to sell,” in a totally fabricated case.Hypocritical authorities encouraged by a non-reactive international communityDespite this incriminating record, Uzbek authorities deny the scope of the censorship, which they justify by claiming it is necessary to protect national security, and they are even trying to make it seem reasonable to the international community. The government is displaying boundless hypocrisy in attempting to make people believe that the country is opening up to some degree. In a February 2010 speech, President Islam Karimov blamed the media for not being aggressive enough. He stated: “It is necessary to create additional conditions for better coverage of both foreign and domestic policy by (the) mass media”. His sole aim is to please investors. Karimov has no intention of stopping the censorship.At any rate, the country’s strategy seems to be working. Attracted by Uzbekistan’s energy resources, the European Union has agreed to take a reconciliatory approach with Uzbekistan and voted in 2008, and again in 2009, to lift the sanctions that had been imposed following the Andijan massacre.Links : http://uzbekistan.neweurasia.net : collaborative website on Uzbekistan. The website Neweurasia is a platform for central Asian blogs (English, Russian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Tajik, and Kirghiz). http://ferghana.ru : independent news agency for countries of central Asia (Russian and English). http://www.centrasia.ru : news website on central Asia (Russian). http://www.eurasianet.org : news website Eurasianet. http://www.rferl.org/featuresarchiv… ekistan.html : Uzbeck service of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. http://eng.bir.uz/news : National news agency (Russian, Uzbek, English). 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Freeholders Back Sheriff’s Fight To Work With ICE

first_imgIn March, the sheriff renewed the 287(g) for 10 years ahead of its June 30 expiration date, a move which upset Grewal because he was supposed to sign off on all such agreements. Grewal has maintained that these agreements do not make communities safer and said law enforcement can notify ICE in cases when an illegal immigrant has been arrested for murder, rape or other offenses specified in his directive. “We’re going to explore all legal options to the policy,” Golden said. “It’s counterintuitive to not have law enforcement work with each other. In a post-9/11 era, we continue to share data and intelligence with other law enforcement agencies. And that should be the case.” “All undocumented immigrants,” she said, “need to be documented in some way, period.” Monmouth finds itself in the national debate on immigration, as critics of the Trump administration and its so-called “deportation agenda” have set their sights on ending 287(g) agreements. The Immigrant Legal Resource Center, a nonprofit advocacy group headquartered in San Francisco, California, has provided a tool kit for organizers laying out everything from media strategy to tips on how to drum up opposition. The timing of the fight between Monmouth and the state comes with less than a month before the general election, where Republicans Golden, Arnone and freeholder candidate and Wall Township committeeman Dominick DiRocco are on the ballot. DiRocco said freeholders had taken the “first step in protecting county residents from the state’s misguided policy.” “Permitting our county sheriffs to make the call regarding their working with the federal government is the right way to go here,” he said. “Our sheriff and freeholders are smart, deliberative people. Their focus is on providing every tool to our law enforcement personnel to keep us safe.” The county was not paid by the federal government for being in the arrangement with ICE. Golden and freeholders feel that participating in the program “has made the streets of Monmouth County safer for our residents and has permitted Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain and prosecute individuals who are charged with serious crimes and pose a significant threat to our community,” according to a resolution freeholders adopted Oct. 10 to authorize looking for outside counsel. One state lawmaker fromMonmouth County lookedto Washington D.C. to solvethe problem. The scope of such voluntary agreements varies around the country. In Monmouth, where a 287(g) had been in place for about a decade, the arrangement was a jail model. Staff at the county jail would check on whether an inmate was in the country illegally and, if so, alert ICE. But Rhoda Chodosh, a Manalapan resident active in Republican politics, shared the steps she had to follow to become a U.S. citizen legally. Lee Moore, a spokesmanfor Grewal’s office, had nocomment. Officials are looking to move quickly on getting legal help. County counsel Michael D. Fitzgerald, speaking at the freeholder meeting, told the board he would present them with some choices at their next meeting Oct. 24. Golden said he understood the purpose of Grewal’s directive but he thought it also contained loopholes “that allow for repetitive offenders and escalating offenders that would normally be caught in a 287(g) system to now be set free in our community.” Grewal has been a critic of the Trump administration when it comes to immigration and other issues. In November he issued his first version of the “immigrant trust directive” in which he sharply curtailed law enforcement agencies’ role in cooperating with ICE. His revised version of that directive was released last month. Moira Nelson and Michael Penna, the two Democrats running for freeholder, said they support Grewal’s directive. “It’s only for people that are in jail and created a crime,” said Thomas A. Arnone, freeholder director, during the freeholder meeting Oct. 10. “It’s not the average person that just gets stopped for a traffic ticket.” center_img Monmouth County freeholders plan to challenge New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal in federal court over his decision forbidding county Sheriff Shaun Golden’s office from cooperating with federal immigration officials. But state Sen. DeclanO’Scanlon Jr. (R-13) said hefelt Grewal was “wrong” inthis case. “Put simply, New Jersey’s law enforcement officers protect the public by investigating state criminal offenses and enforcing state criminal laws,” Grewal wrote in the directive. “They are not responsible for enforcing civil immigration violations except in narrowly defined circumstances. Such responsibilities instead fall to the federal government and those operating under its authority.” The first step in that process came last week when they started looking for outside legal counsel, either an attorney or law firm, to represent Monmouth in a suit against Grewal and the state. The decision was prompted by Grewal’s actions last month. Monmouth County would not be the first to challenge Grewal in court. Ocean County has sued, while Cape May County is also looking to take on the attorney general. Like Monmouth, those two counties are Republican-controlled. Itzel Perez, an activist from Red Bank, urged the board to “reconsider going into a lawsuit” over the attorney general’s directive. Betsy Wattley, of Shrewsbury, said she was “devastated” the board was considering suing. On Sept. 27, he issued a revised directive forbidding all law enforcement agencies in New Jersey from renewing or entering into 287(g) arrangements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As in the past on this issue, critics of the 287(g) program turned out to the freeholder meeting to voice opposition. “The 287(g) rules allow the federal government to almost deputize local law enforcement to be immigration agents, with no set rules how policy will be applied,” Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-11) said. “I wish the federal government, who is in charge of immigration and deportation, would do their job, create better guidelines for their agents and stop driving a wedge between local law enforcement and the communities they serve.” The sheriff’s offices in Cape May and Monmouth counties were the only law enforcement agencies in the state to have 287(g) agreements, both of which were terminated by Grewal’s directive of Sept. 27. Freeholders and Golden, however, believe that the attorney general’s action conflicts with the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution, namely that federal law is the supreme law of the land, according to the resolution freeholders adopted last week. “It’s unsafe,” Golden said. “Our opponents continue to politicize the issue to fuel an already divisive cultural conversation,” they said in a statement. “No one is suggesting that suspected criminals should be set free or that information pertaining to their crime shouldn’t be shared with other appropriate departments. We’re highly disappointed to see that the Freeholders are moving forward with hiring an attorney to challenge the AG’s directive. It sends the wrong message and is a flat-out waste of Monmouth taxpayers’ dollars.” By Philip Sean Curran In 2018, 40 inmates atthe jail out of about 7,800were identified as ICE holdsand detainees, Golden said.last_img read more

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Peewee Leafs bounce back to nip Spokane B’s

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily StaffThe Spokane A’s pay a visit to the Heritage City Saturday to meet the Peewee Leafs in West Kootenay Peewee Rep Minor Hockey action.The A’s blasted the Leafs 8-0 in action last week in Spokane.Sunday, Nelson rebounded from the tough loss to edge the Spokane B’s 1-0.Merrisa Dawson scored the only goal the Leafs would need on a pass from Everett Hicks.Joey Timmermans and Curt Doyle split the netminding duties for the Leafs.Nelson enters the contest with a 5-4-1 record while Spokane heads the division with one loss in eight [email protected]last_img

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SAN SIMEON STAKES QUOTES – MONDAY DECEMBER 26, 2016

first_imgNOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia, Michael Mellen (Bran Jam Stable) or Joseph Ciaglia. TRAINER QUOTES JOEL ROSARIO, BETTYS BAMBINO, WINNER: “The horse broke sharp. I was between horses, so I just stayed there and then when I got clear, I took to the outside. He gave me a good feeling after we left the gate. He just kept level and seemed very confident. You’ve got to give the trainer a lot of credit. This horse had been off a long time. He had him ready to go. I’m just out here for the day and enjoying the holiday.”NORBERTO ARROYO JR., STORMY LIBERAL, SECOND: “I think [Stormy Liberal] ran good. He was really second best and you’ve got to give credit to the winner. My horse was feeling good, acted good going into the gate and he put me in a good position. It was just down to the end and I can’t take that away from the winner.” PETER EURTON, BETTYS BAMBINO, WINNER: “It’s hard to give horses that only have 10 starts some preps but it was a great race. After his last race he came up with a suspensory so we did a scan and he had a little lesion, nothing horrible. So, we did a little PRP on him, he took six months off and he came back training great for the race. No issues whatsoever. We had to give him the normal time off to recover and here he is today. It took a lot of waiting and a lot of patience. We could’ve easily given up but that would just be a waste of talent.” JOCKEY QUOTES JOE CIAGLIA, CO-OWNER & BREEDER, BETTYS BAMBINO, WINNER: “We’ve been away 22 months and I was just hoping we’d run and then run back in the Cal Cup (Sprint, Jan. 28). This is so amazing. He was one week away from running here last spring and he hurt his shoulder. I can’t believe it. We came from off the pace and there were some good horses in here. Breeding horses like this . . . owning the mare, breeding her and seeing her kids grow up, it’s just an amazing experience. There’s nothing more satisfying.” VICTOR ESPINOZA, RICHARD’S BOY, THIRD: “He ran his race. He missed the break a little bit. He’s usually pretty quick out of the gate, but today he kind of missed the break, and I sat back and tried to make a late run, and almost got second. If he could have broken more like he usually does, it would have been different.”last_img read more

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Bookies will lose millions if McGregor knocks out Mayweather

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr., izquierda, y Conor McGregor posan para fotógrafos durante una conferencia de prensa el miércoles, 23 de agosto del 2017, en Las Vegas. (AP Foto/John Locher)LAS VEGAS — Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city.Should he somehow manage to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds Saturday night, the city’s bookmakers would lose millions of dollars in the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting.ADVERTISEMENT “We don’t mind a large decision on a big spectacle like this,” Bogdanovich said. “It gets people in our books.” Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay “This isn’t professional money, just the regular Joe,” Bogdanovich said. “The butcher and the barber are putting their $100 on McGregor and it’s added up.”The action is reflected in the odds, which bookmakers adjust either way as money comes in on the two fighters. Bookmakers have been lowering the odds steadily since the fight was announced, but even that hasn’t stopped the deluge of McGregor bets.A fight that began with Mayweather an 11-1 favorite is now 5-1 or even less in some sports books. Even that hasn’t stopped McGregor supporters from lining up at the betting windows to hand over even more cash.They’re backing a longshot, hoping that the payoff will be huge.“There’s plenty of money on a guy who has never been in a boxing ring,” said Jimmy Vaccaro, oddsmaker at the South Point resort. “It’s uncharted waters and that’s what makes it so interesting.”ADVERTISEMENT Vaccaro said his sports book stood to lose about $400,000 on a McGregor win, but that was balanced off a bit by a bettor who put $100,000 Wednesday night on Mayweather. His book also took an $880,000 bet on Mayweather earlier that would pay off just $160,000 if he wins.There have also been big Mayweather bets at the MGM Grand, including a $500,000 wager on Wednesday. MGM Resorts oddsmaker Jay Rood, though, said the sheer volume of McGregor bets is overwhelming the big Mayweather bet.Rood said his books have taken 6,700 bets on McGregor and only 300 on Mayweather. The average bet on McGregor is $125, while the average for Mayweather is $4,000.If McGregor wins, Rood said MGM will be a big loser and the state will suffer its biggest single event loss ever.“We’re all in the same boat,” Rood said. “Anything McGregor one to four rounds is pretty bad. Any McGregor knockout is not going to be good.”So far, the betting has been unusually active around town, bringing predictions that the volume could set records. Bookmakers say as the fight draws closer the heaviest influx of money will come, especially on Saturday.The news is not all bad for oddsmakers, who have struggled to make lines for a fight that has no precedent. Most believe Mayweather is an easy winner and should be favored by a much bigger margin, but have had to cut odds to try and balance their books.Though an overwhelming majority of the tickets are on McGregor, a lot of books have more money wagered on Mayweather. Since bookmakers will have to pay out a lot less to those betting Mayweather, they will likely score big if Mayweather wins as expected.“We’re just kind of going along balancing and are in great shape win on both sides, no matter who wins,” said Johnny Avello, oddsmaker at the Wynn resort. “A lot of guys are putting down $125,000 or so to win whatever on Mayweather so we’re high on him now.”Even if McGregor wins and the sports books lose big, all is not lost. Bettors like to be reminded they can win, and the extra betting on football generated by McGregor bettors at the books will help ease some of the pain. 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SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Bogdanovich said his chain of sports books will suffer multimillion dollar losses — their worst ever — should McGregor win the fight in any fashion. If he wins early as he has promised, the losses would be even worse.The big bettors are putting their money on Mayweather, who is 49-0 as a pro. But so many McGregor fans are betting small amounts that the betting slips at William Hill were 18-1 in the Irish fighter’s favor. 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Jazz rout Davis-less Pelicans

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It was perhaps fitting that a Frenchman and Spaniard would dominate in New Orleans — a city founded by the French and ruled by the Spanish during the early part of its 300-year history, and where Jazz music, as well as the NBA franchise named for it, were born.Rubio has been brilliant in the Big Easy before. He scored 30 in a triumphant trip to New Orleans last March.“I love playing here,” Rubio said.Donovan Mitchell scored 22 for Utah.Nikola Mirotic scored 25 points, but 15 of that came in the first quarter, when he hit three 3s and helped the Pelicans take a 31-28 lead into the second period. Jrue Holiday scored 18 points.“Ricky and Gobert really got the whole lob situation going,” Holiday said. “Next time, I think we’ve got to do a better job at containing them.”TIP-INSJazz: Shot 52.3 percent (46 for 88) and combined for 10 3s on 32 attempts. … Attempted 37 foul shot, hitting 30. … Dante Exum scored 11 points, and Derrick Favors had 10.Pelicans: Starting point guard Elfrid Payton left the game with a sprained right ankle early in the third quarter. … Reserve forward Darius Miller did not play after leaving Friday night’s game against Brooklyn with a thigh bruise. … Second-year pro Frank Jackson, a high-second-round draft pick in 2017 who sat out his rookie season with injuries, scored a career-high 14 points in 23 minutes. … Jahlil Okafor scored 11 points in 14 minutes. … New Orleans went 3-1 during its four-game home stand and now leaves for a nine-day, five-game road trip against Western Conference teams.SEALING THE DEAL The Davis-Gobert matchup has been a competitive and compelling one in recent seasons. With Davis out, Gobert had his best offensive game of the young season. He’d come in averaging 14.5 points and had not scored more than 19 points in a game this season.Jazz coach Quin Snyder was quick to highlight the effect of Davis sitting out, noting the Pelicans’ five-time All-Star is “obviously one of the best players in the league, maybe playing the best of anyone in the league right now.”“We did a good job of trying to attack them in a way that was effective, given his absence,” Snyder added.Rubio was averaging just 6 points coming in and hadn’t scored more than 13 in a game.“I’ve got to be more regular. Sometimes I’m not as aggressive as I was tonight,” Rubio said. “I felt my shot and kept shooting and we had a good night.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Utah led by as many as 28 points in the third quarter and were still up 102-82 at the start of the fourth, when numerous fans began filing out en masse.With a lineup of reserves finishing out the game, the Pelicans rallied to the point of re-engaging those fans who’d stuck around, pulling to 110-102 on Wesley Johnson’s 3 with 6:34 left. 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(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — When Ricky Rubio learned he wouldn’t have to worry about Anthony Davis guarding the paint for the Pelicans, the Jazz point guard figured he better look for Utah big-man Rudy Gobert at the rim whenever possible.“I was looking more to that than anything else,” Rubio said, adding that when New Orleans’ defense collapsed on Gobert, he was able to take advantage of that as well.ADVERTISEMENT Bogdanovic, Oladipo lead Pacers past winless Cavs Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rubio had 28 points and 12 assists, Gobert had 25 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, and Utah became the first team this season to beat New Orleans, 132-111 on Saturday night.“When Ricky plays like that, it’s hard to lose,” said Gobert, who had a handful of dunks set up by Rubio, several on alley-oop lobs. “We’ve got a lot of guys that can score and when Ricky starts to make the right play and puts even more pressure on the defense, it’s hard to guard for sure.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDavis was ruled out shortly before the game because of his sprained right elbow — an injury through which he’d played in a victory a night earlier over Brooklyn.“There’s not any long-term concern,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “He came in today and tried to shoot at shoot-around, and there was a still a little bit of pain. … I’m not going to risk anything over one game. 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Elderly patients left abandoned at Linden Hospital

first_imgOfficials attached to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) have noted with concern, an increase in the prevalence of elderly patients being abandoned by their relatives at the medical institution for extended periods.According to the officials, persons, who are somewhat incapacitated are deliberately left at the medical institution. While there has been an influx of such cases at the hospital over the years, its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Toshanna Alicock, noted that presently there are seven persons at the medical institution who have been abandoned by their relatives. The figure, she noted, refers to persons left at the hospital for extended periods of time even though they no longer require medical attention. As such, hospital officials are urging persons to desist from such practice, as concerns continue to be raised over the need for an elderly care home in the Linden community.Social worker attached to the hospital, Laurette Smith-Gray, said the medical institution does not have the capacity to deal with long-term patients.“Most persons that we’re dealing with are persons who would have been here months after the doctors would have written their discharge. It therefore meansPRO Toshanna Alicock (left) and social worker Laurette Smith-Graythey’re no longer under medical management, but they fall as social patients. Now, the hospital does not have the capacity to hold persons who are not patients that are in dire need of medical attention,” Smith-Gray said. She added that on any given day, most of the beds in the female, male and paediatric wards are filled to capacity and are sometimes overfilled, even more so when there are surgeries. This, she noted, puts the hospital in a difficult position. “When we have people here as social cases, it then puts the hospital in a situation where we are pressed for space, where we may have to turn away some persons, where we may have to send some persons away without fully assessing their condition before they’re fully discharged,” she said. As such, the social worker is asking family members to take responsibility and look into the care of their relatives.Smith-Gray also urged that persons desist from calling the ambulance services to have their relatives removed from their home under the guise that they are ill, in the event that there might be a real medical emergency.She said recently, there has been an increase in cases where an ambulance is called for persons who are not ill and they are left abandoned at the hospital.Smith-Gray said there has also been cases of minors, who are left at the hospital, however such cases are referred to the Child Care and Protection Agency for them to be placed in the necessary homes.The social worker said while some persons may be terminally ill, relatives are expected to take them home after hospitalisation so as to provide continued management. In some cases, she said family members are a no show even after contact is made for them to collect their relatives.“I have had persons here for months, never heard from any relative until they would have died…,” she noted. Even more worrying, she said, persons left in the hospital environment for an extended period are at risk of contracting nosocomial infections (infections acquired from being in hospitals for prolonged periods).Over the years, residents and officials of Linden have voiced concerns over the absence of an elderly care home to cater for elderly people in vulnerable circumstances. The situation at the LHC has also reiterated such calls by hospital officials. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

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Two men arrested in hit and run case following cross-border chase

first_imgTwo men have been arrested following two hit and run incidents in Derry.PSNI and Gardaí in Donegal were involved in a cross-border chase in a bid to halt a Volkswagen Golf which was being driven dangerously throughout the city on Wednesday.The car was initially involved in a hit and run collision on the Temple Road, Strathfoyle. Police received a number of calls about the manner in which the vehicle was being driven before it was detected again. The car was seen speeding through the city, ignoring checkpoints and at one point it took the wrong side of a roundabout.Gardaí in Donegal were alerted to the incident and moved towards the border to assist the chase. They soon located the vehicle and managed to chase it back into Derry.A second hit and run was then reported on the Groarty Road, where the Golf hit another vehicle and narrowly avoided striking a pedestrian.Police led a chase on foot after the vehicle was abandoned and the occupants attempted to run. Two men have been apprehended remanded in custody for multiple offences. An appeal has been launched to find the driver of the car that was struck on Groarty Road and also the pedestrian that avoided the suspect’s vehicle. Police are eager to speak with the people involved in the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSNI Foyle.Two men arrested in hit and run case following cross-border chase was last modified: April 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cross-BorderDerryGardaihit and runPSNIlast_img read more

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Rookies shine in Warriors Chase Center debut

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Chase Center’s debut basketball game presented a slightly dilapidated Warriors team.Sure, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell (with Klay Thompson to come later) comprise the near-$500 million core tasked with ushering in the billion-dollar arena. But the sacrifices taken to retain this core’s essential pieces left the supporting cast in unfamiliar flux.In place of that familiar dynastic consistency, the Warriors are trying to rediscover its groove and identify …last_img

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