Cornelius heading to Cardiff

first_img A statement on the Cardiff website said: “Cardiff City Football Club have today reached an agreement with F.C. Copenhagen for the services of Andreas Cornelius, the 20-year-old striker is set to join the club for an undisclosed fee on completion of his medical.” Cornelius has made the decision to move to the Premier League despite having the chance to feature in the Champions League with Copenhagen after his goals helped fire them to the Danish title. Everton and Stoke were also reportedly interested in a move for Cornelius, but he has instead opted to join the newly-promoted Bluebirds. Owner Tan Sri Vincent Tan had pledged to back manager Malky Mackay in the transfer market, and it is understood a club-record fee of over £8million has been spent on acquiring Cornelius’ services. A striker was always likely to be high on Mackay’s wishlist after veteran Heidar Helguson top-scored with just eight goals during their Championship-winning campaign. Cardiff are also chasing Celtic’s Victor Wanyama and Blackpool’s Tom Ince, while there is also reportedly interest in West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie and Reading and Wales winger Hal Robson-Kanu. Premier League new-boys Cardiff are set to complete their first summer signing with the acquisition of striker Andreas Cornelius from FC Copenhagen for an undisclosed fee. The 20-year-old made a big impression during his first full season in the Danish Superliga, racking up an impressive tally of 18 goals from 32 appearances and appearing for the full national side. The deal to bring him to Cardiff City Stadium will be completed once he passes his medical. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

NY Post: Epstein Failed to Check in With NYPD as a Registered Sex Offender

first_imgThe New York Post is reporting that convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein never checked in with the NYPD as a registered sex offender in compliance with the order from a Manhattan judge nine years ago. Espstein is a Level 3 sex offender (the worst-of-the-worst) and was ordered to report in every 90 days. But he didn’t, not once, according to the Post. Epstein’s defense attorneys argue that his New York home, a $77 million Upper East Side townhouse, is not his primary address and that mitigates the check-in requirement to the “Sex Offender Monitoring Unit” (SOMU) despite the judge’s orders.Since he plead guilty to prostitution charges and was labeled a sex offender, Epstein should have reported in person to verify his address with the NYPD 34 times before he was arrested Saturday on federal child sex-trafficking charges.Violating requirements of the state’s 1996 Sex Offender Registration Act — including checking in with law enforcement — is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison for a first offense.Subsequent violations carry a sentence of up to seven years each.Epstein registered as a sex offender in New York after the controversial 2008 plea bargain he struck in Florida amid allegations he sexually abused scores of underage girls in his Palm Beach mansion. However, he plead guilty to a single prostitution charge.Several current and former high-ranking NYPD officials were shocked to learn from The Post that the department had given Epstein a pass on his periodic check-ins, with one saying, “It makes no sense.”The NYPD maintains that Epstein, 66, wasn’t required to check in with New York cops because he claims his primary residence is a private island, Little St. John, in the US Virgin Islands.But state Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz considered and rejected that very argument by defense lawyer Sandra Musumeci during the Jan. 18, 2011, hearing.An NYPD spokesman added that this took place years ago, before much of the current leadership at the NYPD was in place.Meanwhile, Epstein has a bail hearing connected to sex trafficking charges today in Lower Manhattan.He is currently being held without bail after his arrest last weekend on accusations he abused dozens of girls in his New York and Florida homes. His defense is expected to propose a bail package and prosecutors will then have a few days to respond before another hearing on Monday.last_img read more

French Researcher Reveals Successful COVID-19 Drug Trial

first_imgChloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat novel coronavirus, and the president says he will have an exciting announcement today in conjunction with the FDA possibly about the drug.Chloroquine is effective in treating SARS, and investigative studies have found it will be an effective treatment and prevention for COVID-19. And it’s an anti-inflamatory.An acclaimed research professor in France revealed successful results of a potential treatment for COVID-19, the coronavirus, The Connexion reports.What’s going on:Professor Didier Raoult, who works for the infection hospital l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, published a new video in which he explained that the COVID-19 patients who were treated “with the drug chloroquine had seen a rapid and effective speeding up of their healing process, and a sharp decrease in the amount of time they remained contagious,” according to The Connexion, an English site for French news.Chloroquine has previously been used to prevent and treat malaria. The drug was offered to 24 patients, who were among the first 24 to become infected in France’s southeastern region. Patients were given the drug for 10 days. Researchers monitored the patients since the drug can cause severe side effects. Raoult said those who did not receive the drug were still contagious after six days. Those who tried the drug were only 25% contagious, though.Janet Diaz, the head of clinical care for WHO’s emergency program, issued a statement in February about whether this drug could cure patients, saying it needs more trials. “At this moment in time there is no proven effective treatment for COVID-19 so that is clear at this moment in time. However there are ongoing clinical trials being done in China at this moment as well. The two that we’ve already discussed are testing the priority therapeutics that were prioritized by the WHO R&D blueprints and that includes lopinavir and ritonavir as well as remdesivir. For chloroquine there is no proof that that is an effective treatment at this time. We recommend that therapeutics be tested under ethically approved clinical trials to show efficacy and safety.”last_img read more

Lady Mariners in Class C Top 5

first_img admin Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 DEER ISLE — The DI-Stonington Mariner girls saw their record evened at 2-2 with losses this week to GSA and Orono and the Mariner boys are 0-4.In the Class C standings, the DI-Stonington Mariners fourth and the winless Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner boys are at the bottom. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Latest posts by admin (see all) Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img

Professor works to expand education access

first_imgOver the last five years, hundreds of students from low-income schools in Los Angeles have come to USC’s campus for College Access Day, a day-long event for sophomores and juniors in high school.College Access Day is the brainchild of John Pascarella, an associate professor of clinical education at the USC Rossier School of Education, chair of the Master of Arts in teaching programs and resident faculty member at Marks Tower. The product of a low-income single-parent household, Pascarella reflects on his early experiences shaped his current work.“I was raised by a mother who didn’t have her education,” Pascarella said. “As a young person, in a low-income, single parent household, Mom moved us a lot — I lived in 18 homes, I went through once and calculated every single place we ever lived.”Having attended 13 schools by the time of his high school graduation, Pascarella said guidance counselors often weren’t sure how to handle his multiple transcripts and constant moves.“When you show up to a new school and you have transcripts from multiple schools, your guidance counselor kind of shakes his or her head and says, ‘So how long do I have you? Where are you going next?’” Pascarella said.Despite the initial obstacles to getting to college, Pascarella is quick to clarify that unlike many of the students who attend College Access Day, he is not a first-generation college student. His grandfather attended college, and his mother eventually completed her degree, 25 years after taking her first college course. Her insistence on her son’s education served as a motivation for him.“There was always a very, very strong encouragement from my mom,” Pascarella said. “’You will go to college. You will get your degree. You will do it in four years.’”He did just that, double majoring in African American studies and English literature. Several years later — though not many, as Pascarella is young (he was 29 when he was hired in 2010) — and Pascarella has also attained postgraduate degrees, a masters of teaching and a Ph.D. in culture and values in education. Currently directing the teacher training program at Rossier, he has also taught high school at low-income schools in New Jersey. He is the teacher’s teacher, so to speak.Pascarella said that what he found missing at his own schools growing up, and in his own educational experience, was not a lack of ambition, but rather a lack of “cultural capital.”“I don’t want to ever give the impression that low-income kids don’t know what it takes to get into college,” Pascarella said.Such cultural capital often comes from a young person’s parents, mentors or other people who know about the college application process, when to apply and how to prepare for SAT and AP exams, for example.“I saw teacher education as a powerful venue for change, to change the way we prepare teachers, to prepare the best teachers to work in the places we need them most,” Pascarella said of how he came to find his calling. “That’s ultimately why I went on for a Ph.D. — to be a teacher educator.”Jeanmarie Levy, a graduate residential college coordinator for Webb Tower and current Master of Education student, said that Pascarella’s drive is apparent in his work.“[Pascarella’s] very big on motivating us to remember the why of why we’re planning College Access Day, and providing the mission and vision of the event to make the catalyst of what it’s become today,’” said Levy, who is a first-generation college student herself. She has helped Pascarella plan College Access Day for the last two years.She also said that planning the event has helped re-emphasize her own goals.“It’s shown me that my values really are in outreach and retention of college students and helping students get into college,” Levy said. “Once I graduate I’ll be pursuing a career in this type of work and helping students from these kinds of under-represented backgrounds, first-generation students like myself get into college.”Beyond College Access Day, which Pascarella envisions growing every year at USC, he has also led a team effort along with other faculty to redesign the graduate program in teacher education that places teacher practice at the center of the coursework.“We are piloting it — it’s a different way of doing teacher education we haven’t seen done before,” Pascarella said of the program, the initial 18-month phase of which is scheduled to launch in the Fall 2018.Pascarella also has an eye toward the future. He said he finds himself pondering how even further education, like a law degree, could help him in his desire to see expanded access to education and teacher training.“My interest is in affecting change for the public good, and the way I do that is through the conduit of teacher education reform, and I believe that education reform, teacher preparation reform, has to happen at the program level,” Pascarella said. “The policy level helps — state and federal policy — but we as programs have to reshape ourselves to be more powerful, more effective, innovative and do so with impact.”last_img read more

Fast Reactions: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 8-7 overtime victory over Johns Hopkins

first_img Published on March 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR BALTIMORE — Syracuse coughed up a three-goal, second-half lead but the Orange managed to come back as it has all season to beat storied rival Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field on Saturday afternoon.In Syracuse head coach John Desko’s 300th game, the No. 6 Orange (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) staved off JHU’s comeback to win, 8-7, against No. 14 Johns Hopkins (4-3). Syracuse starts the season 2-0 on the road for the first time since 2013.Here are three quick takeaways from Syracuse’s win.Brendan Bomberry plays the heroAfter Desko took a timeout right after Ben Williams won the overtime’s only faceoff, senior midfielder Sergio Salcido found Brendan Bomberry in front of the crease for the game-winning goal 1:02 into overtime period. Since coming to Syracuse, the junior Denver transfer has used his box lacrosse skills to excel in front of the net and he converted a play he’s made all season long.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse knows dramaSyracuse tied the longest streak in its 101-year-old program history with five straight games decided by one goal. Syracuse has managed its high-wire act all season long — escaping Albany, falling to Army, beating Virginia and St. John’s — and did so again to evade Johns Hopkins’ best efforts to spoil the Orange’s lead on Saturday afternoon. The Orange triumphed in its fifth overtime game against Johns Hopkins since 2005.Shutdown defenseAfter weeks of goal-scoring track races for both teams, Saturday’s game in Baltimore became an endurance test. Syracuse scored the only goal of the second quarter on 17 shots between the two teams and pulled out an unexpected 3-2 halftime lead. The Orange’s defensive unit remained on lockdown throughout the second half as goalie Evan Molloy made seven saves and close defender Scott Firman locked down on Johns Hopkins star attack Shack Stanwick. Firman held Stanwick, one of the country’s best attacks averaging over three points per game, goalless. Stanwick orchestrated the offense from behind the crease but could only watch as Bomberry sent everyone home. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Constitutional Amendment proposed to make healthcare a right in Florida

first_imgOn Tuesday, Tallassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who is also seeking to be the first African-American governor of Florida, proposed a constitutional amendment making affordable healthcare a fundamental right of all Floridians.Gillum plans to place the amendment before Florida’s voters statewide, and direct the Florida Legislature to make securing Floridians’ right to healthcare a top priority.  He said he decided to propose the amendment because access to affordable healthcare for 2 million Floridians is threatened by the healthcare bill proposed by Republicans in the US Congress. Moreover, 800,000 more Floridians are also negatively impacted by  Governor Rick Scott’s failure to expand Medicaid.Last week, Gillum also postponed a state law to protect women’s access to no-cost contraception. Previously, he outlined plans to pass and sign the nation’s strongest legislation to ensure coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, and to ban insurers from charging women more than men for coverage.“It’s time for Florida to finally enshrine healthcare as a right for all. There is a public trust for the government to care for its citizens, and our state can no longer be ambiguous about that moral obligation. When healthcare is under attack in Washington, we’re going to lean into the challenge of healthcare in the Sunshine State and live our values,” Gillum said.“Every day, I see patients who are terrified of losing their health coverage and their care, because of politics,” said Dr. Shrearest Crenshaw, a family medicine physician in Parkland, Broward County. “We guarantee the right to speak, to worship, and to the courts. As a physician, I believe it equally important that our Constitution guarantee the right to affordable healthcare that Floridians deserve.”The draft text of the proposed constitutional amendment, reads:The following language shall be added to Article I of the Florida Constitution:Affordable health care is a fundamental right of all Floridians. In weighing priorities and allocating available resources, the Legislature shall afford the highest consideration to securing this right.BALLOT SUMMARY: Adds a new section to Article I of the Florida Constitution. Declares that affordable health care is a fundamental right of all Floridians. Directs the Legislature, in weighing priorities and allocating available resources, to afford the highest consideration to securing the right.last_img read more

Luke Walton will be wanted man on coaching market despite Lakers disaster

first_imgAnd while James might want to retread his old coach, former Lakers guard Tyronn Lue, or his old Olympic teammate, Jason Kidd, Johnson may want a push for Michigan State coach and friend Tom Izzo, who’s given no indication he wants to leave the collegiate ranks.Expect Buss, who has backed Walton all year, to support a reasonable, qualified head coach who can please multiple factions, like Monty Williams, who led New Orleans to playoff appearances in 2011 and 2015, and maintains a strong relationship with Lakers trade target Anthony Davis.It figures to be a hectic process for the Lakers. Maybe, for Walton, it’s a good thing that he’s getting going while the getting is good, no matter where he lands. MORE: Lakers could learn about identity from LA neighborsNow, as the Lakers slog through the final month of this miserable season, Walton appears to be on a countdown to the end of his tenure in LA.There’s been a wave of speculation about Walton all year, which makes him an excellent subject of this week’s Friday Rumor-rama.First, while the focus has been on whom the Lakers will target to replace Walton, there is also the issue of Walton’s future. Despite the battering he’s taken from fans, the media and within his own organization this year, Walton will still be an active candidate for coaching jobs this summer.He did, of course, go 39-4 filling in for Steve Kerr with the Warriors in 2015-16, and in two years with the Lakers, he brought them from 17 wins before he arrived to 26 wins, then to 35 wins last year. He could take time off, but if he decides to seek another job, he’ll be a wanted man for rebuilding teams.The Suns have not committed to bringing first-year coach Igor Kokoskov back for next season, and with just 16 wins, Phoenix could take a step backward in a season in which improvement was expected. A source told Sporting News that Walton, who starred at Arizona, is seen as a top potential replacement for Kokoskov should the Suns make a move.But Walton could look elsewhere for opportunities, given the apparent dysfunction in Phoenix. According to sources, the Cavaliers will seek a coach who can develop the franchise’s young players, particularly point guard Collin Sexton and whomever the Cavs select in this year’s draft. Should Cleveland land a top-three pick, the job will look much better.TRADE RUMORS: “No way” Pelicans send Davis to LakersWalton has ties to the Cavs, having finished out his playing career in Cleveland at the same time (2012-13) that current GM Koby Altman joined the franchise.”He wants to stay in the game,” one league source with knowledge of the situation said of Walton. “For most front offices, I think you look at what he did in Golden State, what he did in LA before LeBron came, and you have to say he has a good, solid resume developing players, dealing with stars.”Have to think Phoenix would jump on him, if everything falls into place, but he might get a better offer.”As for the Lakers, expect the coaching search to be packed with drama, a power struggle between Johnson, James’ camp and controlling partner Jeanie Buss. It was James’ associates, remember, who tried to get the Lakers to hire former Heat assistant David Fizdale (who went to the Knicks) last spring before James joined the team, an idea that was quickly nixed by Buss. The fate of Lakers coach Luke Walton may well have been sealed, oddly enough, on one of the better days in the recent history of the franchise: July 1 of last summer, when the team got LeBron James to sign a four-year contract. That’s because in meeting with James that day, team president Magic Johnson did not include Walton as part of the group making the Lakers’ pitch.James didn’t meet with Walton until two weeks after he joined the team last summer, reminiscent of the weeks he waited before sitting down with coach David Blatt when he signed with the Cavaliers in 2014. Blatt lasted the next season thanks to a Finals trip, but he was axed midway through the following year.last_img read more

Trump administration discussing sending cash to Americans

first_imgOn Tuesday, Trump administration officials held a conference at the White House and announced a possible plan in which they would send cash directly to citizens in the next two weeks to help boost the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin did not give too much detail about the possible plan, and said more information would be released in the coming hours and days.When asked about a plan based on the payroll tax, President Donald Trump said his administration preferred sending cash to individuals directly because it would more quickly boost the economy.Trump later said his administration could also still include a payroll tax as part of their stimulus package, or a combination of cash payments and payroll tax.last_img

Russell, Smith fire Islamabad to PSL title

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Andre Russell’s three-wicket haul and Dwayne Smith’s hostile half century fired Islamabad United to a six-wicket victory over Quetta Gladiators in the finals of the inaugural Pakistan Super League here yesterday. Smith struck 73 off 51 balls – 52 of which came from boundaries, to anchor an impressive run chase at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. “It was a good pitch, and I said to myself, just go there and back yourself,” said Smith, who was named the Man of the Match. “It’s a very good group, and I feel at home with everyone, and from the time I came here, I saw that, and I knew this team was going to win the tournament.” Smith’s fireworks came after his West Indies compatriot Russell led a bowling attack that restricted Gladiators to 174 for seven in 20 overs, following half centuries from Ahmed Shehzad and Kumar Sangakkara. Shehzad, who hit nine sixes, top-scored with 64 before he was caught by Samuel Badree from a Mohammad Sami delivery, while Russell removed Sangakkara for 55, which included seven sixes. Russell, the main wicket-taker for the champions, grabbed three wickets for 36 runs, while Samuel Badree picked one for 38. “Winning has been following me; I’ve won three in a row now – Big Bash, BPL, and now, PSL,” said Russell. “Once you’re enjoying the game, success is going to follow you. The only problem that I had, or a few others might have had, is the back-to-back games we had, but we are athletes.” – CMClast_img read more