Snoop Dogg Accidentally Creates Tourism Market For Small Romanian Village

first_imgEventually, Snoop caught on to his mistake, saying he “steve harveyed” the situation but plans to visit soon. From there, someone from the city must have caught on to the mistaken tag, because the website Visit Bogota was launched shortly thereafter. With the tagline “Snoop Dogg checked into Bogota, Mures by mistake, but you don’t have to,” the owners were hoping to drive tourism based on a mistaken Instagram. Brilliant.Here they are on Facebook, advertising with the phrase “Get chillin’ this weekend in Bogota!” Snoop Dogg and the small city of Bogota, Romania have had one of the most intriguing social media exchanges we’ve witnessed in a good long while. The whole thing started a few days ago, when Snoop tagged himself in what was assumedly meant to be Bogota, Colombia. Here’s the Instagram post that started it all: Get chillin’ this weekend in Bogata! We hear the weather’s gonna be around 8-10 degrees and sunny, so pack your bags for…Posted by Visit Bogata on Friday, March 18, 2016 So, be sure to #visitbogota!last_img read more

Dell EMC expands Hadoop choices with a Hortonworks offering

first_imgCustomers continue to hear about the digital transformation and the effect it will have on their business. The digital transformation is causing churn, uncertainty and disruption for many business leaders, who must act as the pressure is increasing from all directions. Big data and analytics will be at the core to enable this transformation, and Hadoop is a foundational component of a big data and analytics solution stack.While the Hadoop platform offers unique value for organizations seeking to capitalize on big data, it can be a challenge to implement. At Dell EMC, we give you the option to buy your Hadoop ecosystem or build it out yourself. We recognize that the upfront work to build it yourself can be time-consuming and labor intensive. One way we help is to address those challenges by providing certified Hadoop solutions and the expertise needed to accelerate your time to value.In addition, the Dell EMC approach to Hadoop solutions recognizes that organizations considering big data and analytics solutions like to have a choice of technologies and the assurance of proven, validated configurations. That’s the idea behind Dell EMC solutions for big data and analytics.The growing Dell EMC portfolio includes a new tested, validated solution for the Hortonworks distribution of Apache Hadoop. This solution brings together all of the components of a robust Hadoop DAS environment based on Hortonworks software, Dell EMC PowerEdge R730xd servers and Dell Networking. Dell EMC does all the hard upfront work, allowing your organization to focus on putting Hadoop to work to enable deeper insights and enhanced data-driven decision making.The newly released solution helps your team simplify and accelerate the design and implementation of a trusted Hortonworks Hadoop environment — so you can start realizing business value much faster. Along with this proven architecture, Dell EMC provides the guidance and know-how you need to build a Hadoop cluster from bare metal hardware.Dell EMC also offers validated configurations that pair the Hortonworks platform with Dell EMC Isilon scale-out network-attached storage systems, for massively scalable big data storage with robust analytics, and the Pivotal Greenplum database for analytics-optimized SQL on structured data. And, of course, Dell EMC also has several offerings that incorporate the Cloudera distribution of Hadoop, ranging from preconfigured plug-and-play appliances to validated and engineered solutions.You can test drive any of these offerings in a Dell EMC Customer Solution Center. These state-of-the-art technical labs enable Dell EMC customers to explore, architect, validate and build solutions, from the data center to the edge of the network, to drive toward targeted business outcomes.Take a closer look at the offerings in the Dell EMC portfolio at Dell.com/Hadoop and EMC.com/BigData.last_img read more

Peru Stands Out at WHINSEC

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo January 03, 2018 The Peruvian Army (EP, in Spanish) consistently promotes training and personnel exchanges at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Recently, EP Captain Jean Carlo Céliz Rocha, instructor at Chorrillos Military School in Lima, received the highest award—the title of Distinguished Honor Graduate—in the Maneuver Captains Career Course at WHINSEC (MCCC-W). WHINSEC teaches the course in conjunction with the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia. “You don’t work for an award but for the good of your country and the satisfaction of gaining knowledge and experience needed to thrive,” Capt. Céliz told Diálogo. For 26 weeks, 32 students from Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the United States, and Uruguay trained to become general staff officers and combined arms commanders capable of carrying out combat duties against an adaptable enemy in a full-spectrum environment. The training concluded November 8th, 2017. The captains selected among the best in their service branches and nations were trained on procedures to lead troops and conduct operations with light infantry companies and equipment, combat brigades, and mechanized and armored infantry brigades. They also took classes on human rights, due process, and the rules of engagement. Alpha 5 During MCCC-W, five operations, or alphas, took place. “Alpha 5 was the hardest. We got the order at 0800 hours, and, by 0500 hours, we had to have completed our plan as company commander,” Capt. Céliz said. “This forces the commander to make quick decisions in a limited time frame to develop and execute the plan.” In the fifth operation, Capt. Céliz planned a brigade-level combat mission over urban terrain, in which he had to take action against insurgent elements inside a police station in the city, with the least amount of casualties possible. In addition to using the U.S. Army doctrine as a guide, he used creative thinking and critical reasoning to make decisions and choose a course of action. “Now, with these operations, we see how a well-determined tactical operation from the forces can be undermined by the enemy’s information operations,” Capt. Céliz said. “We have to work legitimately and in strict adherence to international humanitarian law, respect the people and direct our maneuvers against the threat. Of this the Americans have a very clear understanding.” Forever united “No nation, no army can act in isolation. We must be united in order to face common threats,” Brigadier General Miguel Balta, director of Education and Doctrine for EP, told Diálogo. “Our relationship [with WHINSEC] goes back many years. They always help us with military training. They’re leaders in providing training for military, police, and civilian personnel of the Western Hemisphere.” Since 2001, WHINSEC shares the vocation of partner nations’ militaries and security forces in the Western Hemisphere within the context of the democratic principles set forth in the Charter of the Organization of American States. Course attendees have the opportunity to exchange experiences with counterparts from other countries who face similar challenges in different geographic and cultural environments. “WHINSEC’s professional programs have allowed us to spread this vision to 744 Peruvian Army officers, warrant officers, and cadets in the last 10 years,” Brig. Gen. Balta said. “We return to our countries strengthened with military knowledge, tactics, techniques, and procedures—and above all with an idea of the realities and experience of sharing the same space with so many nations that bolster international cooperation,” Capt. Céliz added. On the right path “Peru seeks to provide an excellent education to its military corps. The military doctrine of the United States is a global standard,” Brig. Gen. Balta said. “The U.S. allow us to form better corps with this educational spirit derived from democratic principles.” EP Sergeant Major William Villacorta was appointed WHINSEC’s International Command Sergeant Major in May 2017. In August 2017, 54 cadets from Chorrillos Military School graduated from the institute’s Leadership Development course with honors. Cadets strengthened their knowledge on the use of leadership skills in tactics, techniques, and abilities of light infantry units for the benefit of the military institution. “We are pleased to be on the right path with WHINSEC,” Brig. Gen. Balta said. “This union allows us to make a transformational leap in Peruvian Army doctrine.” “I hope to share with upcoming generations the knowledge I’ve acquired in the United States and get them adjusted to our new realities and new threats, such as narcotrafficking, illegal logging, and human trafficking that impact our region,” Capt. Céliz said. EP plans to establish a Leadership Center of Excellence for officers, warrant officers, and noncommissioned officers to create a ripple effect of what is learned at WHINSEC. Peru also plans to send 63 cadets and four warrant officers to WHINSEC in 2018. The goal is to continue professional development, pursue strategic alliance in education, and train its best officers to be the hemisphere’s leaders. “The modernization of our organization must happen. It’s the fundamental basis of our growth as an army,” Brig. Gen. Balta concluded.last_img read more

Costa Rica Increases Cocaine Seizures in Caribbean Coast Ports

first_imgBy Gustavo Arias Retana/Diálogo July 06, 2020 Improvements in port control, intelligence work, and coordination with partner nations are yielding significant results for Costa Rica’s drug seizures at its ports, especially on the Caribbean coast.By the second week of May, Costa Rican authorities had carried out four major cocaine seizures, totaling more than 8 tons. In many cases, the drug was hidden among consumer goods.The photo shows part of the more than 6 tons of cocaine that were seized in February, hidden among ornamental plants. This is the largest drug seizure in Costa Rica’s history. (Photo: Costa Rican Ministry of Security)The Costa Rican Drug Control Police reported finding two containers with 550 kilograms of cocaine on May 18, in Gastón Kogan pier, Limón province. The drug was hidden in the walls of the containers and bound for Puerto Barrios, Guatemala.On May 14, the police reported another cocaine shipment of 778 kg hidden among bags of salt, also in the province of Limón, this time at the port of APM Terminals Moín. The containers were bound for the Netherlands. On May 11, authorities also prevented the transfer of 1,250 kg of cocaine from the same Caribbean terminal. The drug was hidden in a container carrying pineapples.On February 15, the Costa Rican police reported the largest drug seizure in the country’s history: authorities found almost 6 tons of cocaine inside a container at the APM Terminals Moín. The drug was hidden among ornamental plants.Technology, intelligence, and work with partner nations Costa Rican Minister of Public Security Michael Soto told the press that the increase in seizures is linked to intelligence efforts by the Costa Rican Police and partner nations such as the United States in the fight against drugs. In addition, there have been robust technological advances, such as a U.S.-made monitoring scanner that began operating at the APM Terminals port in December 2019.“We analyze all ships and boats that leave for highly important destinations, and then based on that profiling we move to a second stage, which is scanning,” Soto said. “We work continuously to prevent cocaine hydrochloride shipments from leaving our country, especially to Europe and North America.”Minister Soto said that intelligence and coordination work with authorities from other countries is essential. “We live in one of the most dangerous areas of the world, in one of the drug transit areas, and it is true that it is a complex area. We try to be more and more effective,” Soto said.last_img read more

Do you need a will?

first_img 112SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ed SanFilippo Edward J. SanFilippo is a freelance writer, editor, and researcher with expertise across a broad range of topics. He has nearly 20 years of experience writing for public agencies, private … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details According to a Gallup poll in 2016, less than 50% of Americans say they have a will describing their wishes for handling their money and estate after their death. Young people, racial minorities, and adults with only high school educations were most likely to report not having a will. For people without property or children, not having a will might be considered appropriate. For many of us, however, even a simple will can provide peace of mind for ourselves and our loved ones. Nolo identifies several considerations for deciding whether you need a will.Who gets your stuff when you die? This is the most basic reason for a will or similar plan. Without it, state laws determine how your property is distributed. While this, of course, won’t be your problem to deal with, insufficient planning can create pain, conflict, and major expenses for the people you care about. And some of your property may end up in the hands of individuals you did not intend.Who will wrap up your estate? Naming an executor or personal representative in your will identifies the person who will manage your affairs and ensure your final wishes are carried out. Without a will, the courts can appoint anyone they deem appropriate, including a stranger.Who will care for your children? According to Nolo, “a will is the only place to nominate a guardian to care for your children.” Without a will, courts will choose the caregiver or guardian for your children. Additionally, if you want to leave property or some other specific inheritance to your children, this can be thwarted if you have not formally communicated your wishes in a will or similar document.Estate planning attorneys can help you craft a document the ensures your decisions in life are implemented after your death. If your reticence about making a will is related to legal costs, there are other affordable options. Nolo and other similar websites, for example, provide resources for planning and producing your own will, which you can then sign along with the needed witnesses. For extra peace of mind, you can have a lawyer review this self-made version at a lower rate than their fee for drafting the entire document. However you go about it, start now!last_img read more

P120-K bail bond for rape suspect

first_imgPolice identified him as 34-year-old Rey Golez of Barangay Rizal, Silay City. BACOLOD City – The court recommended a P120,000 bail bond for the temporary liberty of a rape suspect arrested in Barangay Guinhalaran, Silay City, Negros Occidental. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Dyna Doll Chiongson-Trocio of the Regional Trial Court Branch 40 in Silay City dated Jan. 9, 2020.The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Silay City police station./PNcenter_img Golez was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 5:45 p.m. on May 10, police said.last_img

NWS: 840-Acre Wildfire Burning Near PB, Broward Border

first_imgThe National Weather Service is reporting that an 840-acre fire is burning in rural Palm Beach County, close to the Broward County border.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the fire is on U.S. 27, not far from the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge and Parkland. No structures or roadways are being impacted at this time.The Florida State Watch Office says a lightning strike is the likely cause.last_img

Government should take decisive action to ensure free and fair GCB elections

first_img(Letter to the Sports Editor)In 2011,former Chief Justice (Ag) Ian Chang,in his ruling on the Angela Haniff vs GCB application for an injunction,stated that the Government through its Ministry/Minister of Sport,should install an Interim Management Committee (IMC) as a short-term measure and legislature as the long-term remedy for the escalating cricket crisis. This effectively placed the responsibility on the ‘Government’ to resolve the lawlessness that had taken over the very essence of our cricket.Sad to say,that to date there has been no improvement. Both governments, the PPP/C and the APNU/AFC, must share collective responsibility for the current shambolic state of our cricket. Although the PPP/C Government through its Minister of Sport established the IMC and enacted the Law consistent with the former CJ’s recommendation, the process took too long,principally because of the evident ambivalence within that Party.While some Party leaders were publicly acknowledging that the GCB officials were operating illegally, others seemed more disposed to accommodating the ‘illegality,’ especially former Director of Sport,Neil Kumar,who publicly gave ‘unflinching support’ to that illegal Board.The GCB’s Executive then and even now,consisted of people who were fearful of facing any democratic process that involves free and fair elections. Guyana is a multi-ethnic country and it is inconceivable if not highly improbable that in any transparent cricket electoral process,all Executive Members elected could be of one particular race.The APNU/AFC Government,while in opposition, remained relatively quiet during the turbulent years 2009-2014,but participated meaningfully in the Parliamentary process through the Cricket Select Committee,in refining the draft bill presented by the PPP/C administration into a readily acceptable document.The inclusion of the Ombudsman in the new Act was important to ensure transparency in the voting process at elections of the various Boards,along with the inclusion of the Upper Demerara Cricket Association (Linden),which remains totally ostracized from participating in any cricket activity to date.It is very instructive to note that Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine, in his very eloquent presentation to the National Assembly on the merits of the Cricket Administration Bill 2012,stated and I quote:-1. “The very word ‘cricket’ has become a synonym for all that is true and honest. To say ‘that is not cricket’ implies something underhand, something not in keeping with the best ideals”,2. “For now, suffice it to say that the crisis of Guyanese and West Indian cricket is not unconnected with a crisis in cricket administration. In fact, recent events have shown that the crisis reaches right up to the ICC”.3. “The Bill before us today, I believe, is an attempt, long delayed and much deferred, to grapple with our own local situation. It is my hope that what we are doing in relation to the Cricket Administration Bill will reach into the other territories where there is much to be done in relation to cricket administration”.4. “We can neither afford to luxuriate in the nostalgia of glories past nor wring our hands as we bemoan the current decline”.5. “What then are the key elements of the Bill? The Hon. Minister (Dr. Frank Anthony) has outlined some of them. One, the issue of elections to the executive of the GCB; this is at the heart of the issue”.To date,even though the political guard has changed and the APNU/AFC coalition is now the Government and Dr. Roopnaraine is Minister of Sport, cricket is still suffering. The GCB’s twelve (12)- member Executive is still of one particular race. This is a totally unacceptable situation where there have been no elections held and where the illegal GCB Executive Members have sought and served injunction after injunction to prevent any further elections,notwithstanding Dr. Roopnaraine’s statement that “elections of the GCB are at the heart of the issue”. And despite meetings with Dr. Roopnaraine, the Attorney General, the Minister of State, the Director of Sport, the National Sports Council and President Granger himself,nothing has been done.Instead, after sixteen (16) months of the APNU/AFC Government,the illegal cricket regime is still being allowed to operate with impunity. Dr. Roopnaraine had lamented in his address then “who could have imagined that the current West Indies team would not include a single Guyanese”. This is due to the incompetence of the current leaders of our cricket administration who seem to be inextricably inter-twined with both the previous and the present governments. For some time now the GCB has been destroying our cricket by victimizing players, Associations and Boards and also through their inability to transition our talented players from the local to the international level.The Boards/Areas with the competent personnel to improve our cricket all round will undoubtedly emerge after the process of free and fair elections are implemented according to the law which this same group claims they recognise. The successful development of our cricket cannot be achieved within the present illegal framework where there is no cohesion nor fusing together of the best resources available. Development could best be achieved if there is a structured and well thought-out programme with all involved. It must include the re-establishment of our school cricket, the strengthening of the club structure and the organising of carefully-designed competitions at the Association and Board levels, along with support for coaching, academy, umpiring, scoring, pitch and ground (venue) upgrading programmes.The scrapping of the Inter-County Tournament is a clear case of short-sightedness and while it is certainly a good idea for players to play as much cricket as possible, the three (3) -day Premier League has been badly implemented and will be counter -productive without the requisite stated pillars of support; the foundation upon which we can build a sustainable cricket development programme.The current Government campaigned on the tenets of transparency, democracy and anti-corruption and promised “a better life for all”. “All” must include the youngsters of Upper Demerara, East Coast and the many disenfranchised players throughout Guyana. The Government cannot be seen to be supporting the illegality that the current GCB regime represents,by awarding them and by not enforcing the Law. It is time for the Attorney General and the Minister of Sport to defend the challenge and clear the way for the democratic process of free and fair elections to begin. It must not be further delayed. Mr. Odinga Lumumba,in his contribution to the debate on the Cricket Administration Bill 2012 stated:“Mr. Speaker, I want to say and as I try to argue that the present crisis of West Indian cricket and the current drought of emerging talent in Guyana have much to do with the state of cricket administration in the region and here in Guyana. My own hope is that our newly-minted Cricket Administration Act will set a new standard for cricket administration throughout the region. Further Mr. Speaker, cricket is not the only sport to have had administrative difficulties. Presently, we have difficulties in football, basketball, volleyball and boxing;all of which have their own difficulties. But this activity today will prove to the wider community of Guyana that the dreams and aspirations of our youths that are shattered by a few selfish, narrow-minded thinking men can be set aside by this National Assembly.Leadership, and in particular ethical leadership, must be the yardstick of any social organization. It is inappropriate to put a thief, a culprit or a shady character to head any segment of society. And it is more regretful when politicians and men and women of cloth choose to represent characters who have the capacity to paint their path with birthday parties, outrageous fees and complimentary tickets in order to buy favours.When these things occur, the good of the organization will often derail the dreams of our sportsmen and women and their future is then cast aside. The objective of the organization then becomes a wealth scheme for the few and the role of the National Assembly can be questioned if we do not act decisively.This awful cricket tragedy in Guyana has resulted in the undermining of the skills sector of Guyana’s cricket. The Hon. Dr. Roopnarine spoke well of that issue. The continuous confrontation has resulted in underdevelopment and un-development of a sport that has given so much to this nation.On behalf of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government,I am proud to support this Bill, and I am honoured to support the right of Linden as it earned its right to give us more Basil Butchers. With these few humble words, I support the passing of this Bill which will certainly represent the end to cronyism and mosquito politics in cricket affairs in Guyana. Thank you”. .The above represents an impressive array of statements by Dr. Roopnaraine and Mr. Odinga Lumumba (extracted from Hansard on the parliamentary cricket debate). I am nonplussed at the unwillingness of successive Governments of Guyana to deal condignly with this most unacceptable situation that is stifling our cricket. In light of the foregoing, it is incumbent on the current Government,after sixteen (16) months in office,to take decisive action and remove the impediments to free and fair elections, thereby eradicating the lawlessness of an illegal regime masquerading as The Guyana Cricket Board. The AG must now appoint a Lawyer to defend the frivolous challenge to the Law and the injunction granted to stop all elections (2014-HC-DEM-CIV-106).An appeal was immediately filed by the previous AG’s lawyer (2015-HC-DEM-CIV-APL-49) who was removed by Mr. Basil Williams when he became Attorney General,leaving that matter undefended. Government has the responsibility to ensure that justice, legality and proper accountability are the hallmarks of any national organisation,including the GCB.CLAUDE RAPHAELFormer Executive- GCBFormer Director-WICBlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-REDSKINS-49ERS TRADE49ers acquire Pro Bowl LT Trent Williams from RedskinsUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers acquired seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins on Saturday. Associated Press Williams’ agent, Vincent Taylor, said in a statement that it was time for Williams to leave Washington after he sat out all last season in a dispute with management.Two people familiar with the deal say the Niners will send a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder to acquire the 31-year-old Williams. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the compensation hasn’t been announced. The deal reunites him with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who was the offensive coordinator in Washington when Williams was drafted fourth overall in 2010.Williams sat out the entire 2019 season because of a dispute with Washington’s front office. The Redskins didn’t trade him before the Oct. 29 deadline and Williams renewed his request for a trade this offseason. In November, Williams revealed he had cancer and said that situation led him to distrust the Redskins’ medical staff and organization as a whole.NFL-DRAFTBengals kick off final day Wake Forest fires coach Danny Manning after losing stretchRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest fired coach Danny Manning on Saturday after losing seasons in five of his six years and only one NCAA Tournament appearance.The decision came more than six weeks after the Demon Deacons lost to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, capping a third straight losing season.Manning, a former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, went 78-111 in Winston-Salem with a 30-80 mark in ACC regular-season games. Those league struggles included a 6-49 mark in league road games and 1-6 in the ACC Tournament.Athletic director John Currie said in a statement the change came after“a “comprehensive review” of the program. Currie said associate head coach and program great Randolph Childress will lead the program in the interim. April 25, 2020 — Aston Villa players will take a 25% pay cut to help the English Premier League club during the coronavirus outbreak. The club chief executive Christian Purslow says, “First-team players, first-team coaches and senior management have all agreed to defer 25% of their salaries for four months to assist the club during this period of uncertainty.” He added a further review will then take place.— The South Pacific island of Vanuatu (vah-noo-AH’-too) was likely the only venue in the world hosting a competitive sports final Saturday, and it was streamed live. Officials set up four cameras and commentary for the online stream on the Vanuatu Cricket Association’s Facebook site. Association chief executive Shane Deitz said there were 350,000 views of a men’s 10-over exhibition match followed by the women’s Twenty20 final won by the Mele Bulls, who went undefeated in the four-team competition.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Earnhardt died in a crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.In other developments related to the pandemic:— The British government is stepping up its planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased. Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart. The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8. The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June.— A top-flight Dutch soccer team is preparing for legal action to fight the Royal Netherlands Football Association’s decision to cancel the remainder of the league season FC Utrecht likely will not be alone in challenging the decision, which also allocated places in next season’s European competitions based on the standings when play was halted. The Netherlands was the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. Neighboring Belgium could also end its season at a meeting Monday.— English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30. The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach. Manning had said after the Pitt loss on March 10 that he “absolutely” expected to return next season.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSEarnhardt race car up for auction to fund virus relief workUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts.The Charlotte Observer reports that this is the first time Childress has sold or given away an original Earnhardt car from his personal collection. A news release from Richard Children Racing officials doesn’t specify which of Earnhardt’s trademark No. 3 race cars is up for auction. Childress tweeted Friday that parting with one of his cars is “a small sacrifice” for him to make. Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — The NFL draft entered its third and final day with Cincinnati selecting an Appalachian State linebacker. Akeem Davis-Gaither was the Sun Belt’s defensive player of the year and a standout at the Senior Bowl, a game the Bengals coaching staff worked.The Redskins dealt their unhappy veteran tackle Trent Williams to San Francisco on Saturday morning, and then chose LSU tackle Saahdiq Charles, who has been plagued by off-field issues and served a six-game suspension. Two people familiar with the deal say the Niners will send a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder to acquire Williams.The Southeastern Conference is on pace to smash another NFL draft record. A year after having a record 64 players selected during the three-day, seven-round event, the SEC had a whopping 40 guys go in the first three rounds. Thirteen of the league’s 14 teams had at least one player drafted. Only Mississippi failed to land a player in any of the first three rounds.Meanwhile, such iconic programs as Miami, Michigan State, Nebraska and West Virginia had no players selected in the first three rounds.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-WAKE FOREST-MANNINGlast_img read more

Tendulkar leads tributes to retiring Dhoni: Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense

first_imgSACHIN Tendulkar hailed the “immense contribution” MS Dhoni has made to Indian cricket and described winning the Cricket World Cup alongside his former team-mate as the best moment of his life.Modern-day great Dhoni posted on Instagram yesterday: “consider me retired”, along with a video montage of his India appearances over the years, though he did not specify whether his announcement refers to all cricket or just the international arena.India legend Tendulkar, who scored 15 921 Test runs and a further 18 426 in ODI cricket, led the tributes to Dhoni, who captained his country to World Cup glory on home soil nine years ago.“Your contribution to Indian cricket has been immense, @msdhoni,” Tendulkar posted on Twitter.“Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life. Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings.”Fellow India great Virender Sehwag highlighted Dhoni’s coolness under pressure as crucial to his longevity at the top of international cricket.“To have a player like him, Mission Impossible … Players will come and go but there won’t be a calmer man like him,” Sehwag wrote.“Dhoni with his connect (sic) with people having aspirations was like a family member to many cricket-lovers.”Suresh Raina, 33, added his own tribute on Instagram, in a post in which he confirmed he too is stepping away from international cricket.“It was nothing but lovely playing with you, @mahi7781. With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India,” he wrote.India batsman Shikhar Dhawan added simply: “Captain. Leader. Legend. Thanks Mahi bhai for everything you have done for the country!”Ravichandran Ashwin said the memories of his triumphs alongside Dhoni will forever stay with him.He wrote: “The legend retires in his own style as always, @msdhoni bhai you have given it all for the country.“The champions trophy triumph, 2011 World Cup and the glorious @ChennaiIPL triumphs will always be etched in my memory. Good luck for all your future endeavours. #MSDhoni.”Dhoni, an explosive batsman and quality wicketkeeper, also won the World Twenty20 in 2007 and helped his team ascend to the top of the Test rankings.He last played for his country in the July 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand at Old Trafford. (Sportsmax)last_img read more