39 hurt in knife attack at China kindergarten

first_imgThe local government in the Guangxi region’s Cangwu county said 37 students and two adults suffered injuries of varying degrees in the attack. Chinese state media identified the attacker as a security guard at the school surnamed Li. The suspect had been detained while an investigation was underway, they said. BEIJING – A school security guard injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in southern China on Thursday morning, state media reported. The motive remains unknown. State owned media outlet The Global Times published these scenes in reporting the stabbing Thursday. GLOBAL TIMES/TWITTER State broadcaster CCTV said 40 had been injured, three seriously, including the head of the school, another security guard and a student. (AP)last_img

Jelavic agonising over miss

first_img “It’s always important not to lose but we’re also getting to the point where we need to start winning. “It’s two points dropped for us so we’ve got to try and win the next one and hopefully try and kick on. “It was difficult, Hull set up and made it difficult from the start and got men behind the ball. When they went to 10 men they retreated, which is what you do with 10 men, and we created one or two chances but it just didn’t drop for us.” Elsewhere, Bruce poured cold water on Robbie Brady’s hopes of linking up with the Republic of Ireland later this month. The winger has been named in a provisional squad for the March 29 game against Poland but Bruce is certain he will not be fit. “He won’t be available for Ireland, no chance of that,” said the Tigers boss. “He’s got a nasty tear of his calf. he’s jogging slightly but not trained with any force at all. “He had a 9cm tear of his calf so that’s six weeks out and it’s now two and a half. I can’t see him being ready.” Press Association The Croatian striker has found the net eight times this season, twice as many as nearest challenger Mohamed Diame, but fluffed a golden opportunity in Saturday’s goalless draw at the King Power Stadium. In a match that suggested neither of the relegation strugglers would be out of place in the Sky Bet Championship, Hull managed a rare moment of quality in the 20th minute. Tom Huddlestone’s chip over the top and Ahmed Elmohamady’s first-time pass off the instep were both perfectly executed but when Jelavic was left with a regulation finish from close range he fluffed his connection completely. “Jelavic has won us so many games since he’s been with us over the last year but that’s one of those awful ones he’s beating himself up over,” said Bruce, whose side held on for 19 minutes after Huddlestone was sent off. “It was a big, big game for both clubs and you could see the nerves. We had the clear-cut chances but it was not to be. “It’s another point gained, and we all have different opinions of how many we’ll need, but it’s another one towards safety.” Leicester lie bottom of the table and seven points away from survival after the stalemate. With victories now becoming absolutely essential for a side who have won just four times all season, the failure to put away Hull after Huddlestone’s red card could come back to haunt them. Midfielder Matty James could not hide his own frustration and knows an improvement is needed soon. “We’re a little bit disappointed we didn’t get three points. We all know the current situation and we have to start putting points on the board,” he told Foxes Player. Hull manager Steve Bruce revealed top-scorer Nikica Jelavic was “beating himself up” over his miss-of-the-season contender against Leicester.last_img read more

GBA/Lennox Blackmoore National Intermediate C/ships

first_imgSoldiers overpower Prisons to retain national intermediate title… RHJ’s Julius Kesney named Best BoxerBy Michael DaSilvaBOXERS from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) overpowered their arch-rivals Guyana Prison Service (Republican Gym) to retain the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA)/Lennox Blackmoore National Intermediate champion gym title when the curtain came down on the three-night championships on Sunday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.GBA’s National Intermediate Best Boxer, Julius Kesney (left), of the Rose Hall Jammers’ gym gears up to throw an overhand right to GDF’s Courtney Lynch during their bantamweight final at the National Gymnasium on Sunday night.GBA’s National Intermediate Best Boxer, Julius Kesney (left), of the Rose Hall Jammers’ gym gears up to throw an overhand right to GDF’s Courtney Lynch during their bantamweight final at the National Gymnasium on Sunday night.Going into Sunday night’s finals, the Army had 15 representatives in all 10 weight divisions that were contested and despite having to settle for the runner-up places in four of the divisions, it was evident before the start of the night’s proceedings that the soldiers would successfully defend the champion gym title, as six of the 10 weight divisions were all-GDF affairs.Prior to the start of the championships, the Republicans had issued a strong warning to the soldiers stating emphatically that they (Republican) would lift the 2016 championship honours from them (GDF).But this was not to be as the Republicans had a mere three finalists in three different weight divisions and they won three finals which, incidentally, were against GDF opposition.The fourth final which they lost was one against Rose Hall Jammers of Berbice whose Julius Kesney won the bantamweight title and was subsequently named the Best Boxer of the championships.The soldiers’ march to championship honours started from the first fight of the (Elite) category.(Point to note is that there were three fights in the Youth category that preceded the Elite class and had no bearing on the points standing for championship honours).Anil Chitraj (GDF pounded out a unanimous points decision win over his gym-mate Royden Nicholson in a junior flyweight contest.The eventual champions made further inroads when Don Cumberbatch (GDF) is his flyweight contest against his fellow soldier, Reeaz Jahurali, recorded a second-round technical knock-out win.It was the third fight of the Elite category that saw a change in fortunes for the soldiers as Kesney pounded out a points decision win against Courtney Lynch (GDF).Kesney started to feel out his opponent from the first round with occasional one-two combinations and Lynch started to get aggressive from the second round, but Kesney countered well while on the retreat and started to take the fight to Lynch, scoring with body and head combinations that staggered the soldier.In round three, Lynch launched an attack on Kesney with combinations, but the Berbician was equal to the task and connected with overhand left hooks and straight rights and at the end of the bruising contest was declared the winner on points.Jemol Brisport (GDF) then secured a points’ decision win against his gym-mate Triston Browne to win the lightweight title.The next bout saw Republican Gym secure their first of three victories as Delroy Nero outpointed Shondel Douglas (GDF) to take the light welterweight title after three rounds of aggressive boxing by both boxers.The Republicans chalked up their second victory through Joshua Joseph who, despite being more aggressive than his opponent Orlando Norton (GDF), landed far more punches but failed to stop his man and had to settle for a unanimous points win in the welterweight final.The army boxers then ran off two consecutive victories in the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions as Joshua Fraser (middleweight) and Aluko Bess (light heavyweight) both recorded points decision victories over their army gym-mates Darren McPherson and Marvin Williams respectively.The Republican then recorded their third and final title as Bryan Leitch (Republican) was far too good for GDF’s Ryan Roberts in their heavyweight final.Leitch’s power shots had Roberts holding on for dear life throughout the contest and received some mercy from the referee, who refused to warn Roberts or even deduct points from the soldier for consistent infringement of the rules.The final fight on the night’s entertaining card was one between Renee Lewis and Floyd Cato, both soldiers and at the end of the brawling but clumsy affair, Cato was adjudged winner of the super heavyweight contest.last_img read more

MLAX : Syracuse’s deficiencies exposed against Virginia, gives Orange plenty to improve upon

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments For the entire first half on Sunday, Syracuse’s offensive efficiency masked all of its other issues.Despite a minus 14 margin in ground balls, and a minus six differential in the faceoff X, the Orange sailed into halftime with a two-goal lead.But in the second half, those areas of concern caught up to SU and cost it the lead. Virginia began to dominate possession in the second half, breaking out for 10 goals in the process to dispose of the Orange by four goals.‘It was tough because we didn’t do very well at the X, and I guess they had the ball most of the time,’ SU midfielder Luke Cometti said. ‘I think if we could have had the ball on offense we could have kept up with them. That third quarter was tough, and by the time the fourth quarter rolled around, we were a little too far behind.’This year’s Syracuse squad hopes to take the Virginia contest as a learning experience, as it will work to improve all the areas of its game that will be vital for success as the season progresses. SU’s faceoff struggles and lack of hustle in securing loose balls held the team back for the duration of the second half. The No. 6 Orange (2-1) still hasn’t put together an all-around performance, and the loss to UVa pinpointed all of the team’s areas of concern.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHead coach John Desko said Syracuse’s mood going into the game was no different from the way it has been in the past. And despite having a younger roster, the Orange still expected to play to the level of the top-ranked Cavaliers and leave Charlottesville, Va., with a win.‘I think it helps us grow up, but to be honest with you, we have a young team, but we go into that game thinking that we’re going to win that game,’ Desko said. ‘This is Syracuse lacrosse and any team that we go in against we think we’re going to win that game.‘Am I disappointed in the loss? Yes. Can we get better? Yes. And did it help us get better? Yes.’After the Orange emerged from the first half with a 6-4 lead, there was little reason to conclude that SU was turning in a flawed performance. The Orange matched Virginia in shots taken and had forced one more turnover.But in the second half, all the negatives materialized as the Cavaliers kept the ball out of Syracuse’s sticks and dominated possession. Cometti said that was the toughest part of the third quarter.SU simply couldn’t dictate the tempo of the game. And Desko couldn’t mix and match the lineups with Virginia controlling it.After containing UVa’s attack for 30 minutes of play, the Cavaliers broke through in a big way. Virginia won seven more draws than SU in the third quarter to distance itself by two goals. And that success carried into the fourth quarter as SU struggled to claw back.‘I think we grew as a team a little bit,’ SU defender Matt Harris said. ‘We kind of experienced the ups and the downs of a big game like that — big stadium, big crowd —so I think that’s definitely going to help us down the road.’The close defense performed admirably, limiting Virginia’s leading scorers Steele Stanwick and Chris Bocklet to just two goals. But the damage was done in the midfield as the Cavaliers produced 10 goals from that position.Harris said the performance of UVa’s midfield will prompt Syracuse’s defensive unit to be more aware of the team’s weapons in the future.‘Shutting down their attack doesn’t mean you shut down their whole team,’ Harris said. ‘They have a lot of great players on their team. We just have to slide a little bit earlier. I think we’ll work on our communication this week to get that pat down.’The loss came with a lot of lessons for the inexperienced players making up the Orange’s roster. But despite all of its imperfections, Syracuse still hung with the defending national champions.And although there is still a lot to improve on, SU got a glimpse of how critical it will be to correct its deficiencies moving forward.‘It’s one game, we’re in good shape and we should be able to play hard the whole game,’ Cometti said. ‘I think we clean up a couple mistakes here or there, we’ll be able to do it.’adtredin@syr.educenter_img Published on March 6, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Softball: Badgers put on slugfest in sweep of Islander Invitational Tournament

first_imgAfter traveling to Corpus Christi, TX for the Islander Invitational Tournament last weekend, the University of Wisconsin Softball team (13-1) has extended their five-game winning streak from last week’s tournament into a ten-game winning streak, dropping only one game so far in the season.The Badgers first tournament matchup came against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (2-14). The Islanders did not hesitate to put runs on the board first in what seemed to be a defensive battle as they put the Badgers down 2–0 by the fifth inning.But, a two-out rally in the fifth put Taylor Johnson and Kayla Konwent on base for power-hitting catcher Melanie Cross. In true senior fashion, Cross slammed a three-run home run over the centerfield fence to put the Badgers up 3–2.A sturdy Badger defense held off the Islander offense the rest of the way to secure another victory and a great opening game.In game two, Wisconsin would take on the Texas Southern Lady Tigers (1-7). Once again, the Badgers found themselves in a hole and down one run by the second inning. But by the bottom of the fourth, the Badger bats heated up and were ready to dominate at the plate.Softball: Badgers sweep ACC-Big Ten Challenge Tournament­­­The University of Wisconsin Softball team (8-1) dominated at the ACC-Big Ten Challenge Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina last weekend Read…Senior Stephanie Lombardo sparked the flame for the Badger offense with a single to right field. Head Coach Yvette Healy then decided to pinch-hit junior Caroline Hedgecock. Sending a bomb over the right field fence, Hedgecock was simply spectacular and played her role perfectly. Five more Wisconsin hits would follow and Konwent would knock in two more runs to give the Badgers a five-run lead going into the last two innings.Freshman Haley Hestekin pitched a complete game for her second win of the day in the circle as the Badgers would claim yet another comeback victory with a final score of 8–3 over Texas Southern.Game three would be against the Lady Tigers yet again. But this time, the Badgers left no doubt and no need for a comeback.Junior pitcher Kaitlyn Menz was in charge, striking out 50 percent of the Lady Tigers she faced — allowing only one hit and no walks. Jordan Little, Ally Miklesh, Lombardo and Hedgecock all helped put runs on the board and Johnson sent her third home run of the season soaring over the fence to polish off a 4–0 Badger victory.The Corpus Christi Islanders sought revenge in the second matchup but were swiftly shut down by the overpowering Wisconsin offense.Softball: Badgers seeking third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid in 2019After making the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row in 2018, the University of Wisconsin softball team Read…In the second matchup, the Badgers dominated at the plate with nine runs off of nine hits and defensively held the Islanders to a measly one run. Cross led the way once again in hits and by the end of the day, she tallied four more RBI’s for a total of 22 in the season.Fellow senior Lombardo — living up to her team nickname “Slambardo” — went two for three at the plate, including a solo home run in the first inning to kickstart the Badger scoring effort.The Badgers’ final game came once again against the Islanders Sunday morning. Unsurprisingly, the Badgers engaged in yet another slugfest. In the first inning, Konwent and Cross got on base off a single and a walk respectively, and Hedgecock slugged them home with another home run, giving the Badgers a 3–0 lead early in this contest. Later, Cross would send a two-run homer over the wall in the third inning and Konwent would slam a three-run homer to right center, leading the Badgers to an impressive 9–0 victory. The Badgers would return home with a perfect 5-0 record on the weekend and a towering eight home runs to their name.Next weekend, The Badgers will travel to Tempe, Arizona for the Sun Devil Classic to take on No. 11 Texas, No. 13 Arizona State and Princeton.last_img read more

GHPL Week 2: Kotoko beat Legon Cities FC 3-1

first_imgAsante Kotoko came back from a goal down to beat Legon Cities FC 3-1 in Week 2 of the Ghana Premier League on Friday at the Accra Sports Stadium.Legon Cities FC started brightly and their industry got them a goal after 10 minutes.A break down the left hand side brought a cross which was tapped home by Panayiotis Papadopoulos.The home side kept their work rate high and pressed intensely to deny Kotoko space and time on the ball.However, Kotoko managed to stem the tide and gradually got themselves going.They got their reward in the 34th minute when Yacouba Sogne found Augustine Okrah with a fine pass over the top of the defense and he kept calm to lob Cities goalie, Fatau Dauda to end the first half at 1-1.The difference got bigger as Kotoko scored their second in the 51st minute. Emmanuel Gyamfi was the beneficiary of some indecisive defending and he slotted the ball home.The score became 3-1 when Sogne’s silky skills left two Cities FC defenders for dead and he crossed the ball for Gyamfi to head home from close range.No more goals were scored and Kotoko carried the day to give them their second victory of the league season.last_img read more

Commerce Secretary: U.S. Economy Will Recover Faster Than in 2008

first_imgIn an interview with West Palm Beach television station WPEC, Secretary Ross said he thinks the recovery will take place faster than the one that followed the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.“When 2008-2009 came along, the economy had structural problems,” he explained. “When this coronavirus came along, we had no structural problems. We were zooming, the best economy we’ve ever had.”Ross went on to say that the major factor to reviving the economy is restoring public optimism, which should happen as jobs come back amid a gradual reopening. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross believes the nation’s economy will rebound fairly quickly, after the job losses that took place during recent coronavirus closures. “People’s attitude really has to change, and I think what will change the attitude is the reality,” he added. “As the coronavirus statistics get better, people will feel better.”Sec. Ross toured a boat facility on the Treasure Coast Friday. He also held a roundtable discussion with business leaders from the state’s fishing and boating community, who told him that they are slowly beginning to bounce back from the financial impact of the pandemic.Afterward, Ross traveled to Indian River State College, where he announced a combined $10 million in grants, $8 million of which will go toward helping businesses that are still recovering from Hurricane Michael. The remaining $2 million will be used to fund a worker training center at the college.last_img read more

Mixed fortunes for Dottin

first_imgPERTH, Australia (CMC):West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin experienced mixed fortunes on her debut in the Women’s Big Bash on Boxing Day, as her Perth Scorchers beat Melbourne Stars by six wickets.The 24-year-old snared two for 27 from four overs of medium pacer as Stars, opting to bat first at the Western Australia Cricket Association ground, stumbled to 102 for six off their 20 overs.Fast bowler Katherine Brunt had the best figures of two for 11.Katie Mack struck 32 from 30 balls while opening partner and captain Meg Lanning got 27 from 31 deliveries in a 56-run stand for the first wicket.In reply, Scorchers reached their target in the final over, with veteran opener Charlotte Edwards stroking an unbeaten 61 off 56 deliveries.Dottin suffered the indignity of a fourth-ball ‘duck’, falling leg before wicket to leg-spinner Kristen Beams in the tenth over with the score on 50 as Scorchers lost three quick wickets for 12 runs.However, Edwards combined with Brunt (11 not out) in an unbroken fifth wicket stand of 45 to see the hosts to victory.last_img read more

Where’s the beef? Cormier, Lewis vie for heavyweight crown

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college College basketball still under cloud of recruiting scandal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “I’ve got into the octagon into this quicker before I made it into UFC,” Lewis said. “It’s not going to be a problem at all. I just had to stay longer in the gym.”Cormier (21-1, 1 no-contest) fights for now as both the UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champ, though his days as a dual champion are numbered no matter the outcome against Lewis. Cormier will be stripped of his light heavyweight title and the 205-pound crown will go to the winner of the Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson bout at UFC 232 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.Cormier was a bit of a surprise main eventer in a card that has been shuffled because of injuries and the dire need to find a quality main event at MSG. He broke his right hand in the Miocic fight and had been posturing for a potential fight against former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.But with UFC desperate for a worthy main event, Cormier was offered a payday he could not refuse. Plus, the allure of putting his name on the top of the marquee for a title defense at MSG appealed to his ego.“It’s massive to me to headline the Garden,” Cormier said. “Stuff like that means something to me, which is a bit dangerous because the UFC knows, if they dangle the carrot, they know they can get me to bite by putting all that historical stuff in front of me. Legacy matters to me.”ADVERTISEMENT Their chicken challenge goes back to July when the fighters shared the dais after they both fought on the same pay-per-view card. Cormier was feeling great after he flattened Stipe Miocic and won the heavyweight crown. Lewis also won and continued his ascent into contention.The fighters joked for a while before Lewis could finally find a reason to dislike Cormier: ”He disrespected that Popeye’s chicken on a commercial a few years ago .” A shirtless Cormier had starred in a parody video of “All About That Bass ,” and danced with drumsticks out of a Popeye’s box. Lewis mimicked Cormier’s moves from the video at the news conference and both fighters erupted into laughter.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 ChrissThis kind of hype wasn’t exactly brimming with the nastiness of Conor McGregor throwing a hand truck at a bus to get at his foe.But Lewis (21-5) showed he’s no chicken when comes to accepting title fights on short notice: He’s fighting Cormier for the belt Saturday at Madison Square Garden just one month after knockout win at UFC 229. The 33-year-old Lewis also can’t wait to get to the Garden.“It’s where all the famous fighters put down their mark in the sport,” he said.Lewis fights weeks after he took 129 significant strikes (78 to the head) in his win against Alexander Volkov. He’s won eight of his last nine fights (three straight) on the strength of his significant knockout power that makes him a threat should he connected on that one devastating punch.But Cormier has solidified himself as one of MMA’s greatest fighters and most dominant wrestlers. Cormier has never lost to anyone except Jones, the star-crossed former light heavyweight champion who beat him twice. The second bout last year was changed to a no-contest when Jones failed a doping test that kept him out of the sport for 15 months.Cormier said a KO was the only way he could lose.“He’s just a real nice, fun-loving guy but when he gets in there, he tries to knock your head off,” Cormier said.Lewis has also cashed on some notoriety that came from a PG-13 answer as to why he stripped off his shorts inside the cage after beating Volkov. His defense of Popeye’s caught the eye of the fried chicken chain and one of the franchises is offering free food should Lewis win .Cormier retaliated in the fast-food fight by throwing his weight behind burger joint Carl’s Jr. Carl’s changed its handle to “Daniel Cormier fan account” and tweeted, ”DMs are open DC let’s shake this out .”With a diet of burgers and chicken, Cormier weighed in at a career-high 251.2 pounds for the fight. And he’ll be keeping an eye on his waistline — the one he expects to still be wrapped with the title belt after Saturday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier acknowledges the cheers of fans as he takes the stage for his weigh-in the night before his Ultimate Fighting Championship bout against Volkan Oezdemir, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)Sure, the heavyweight championship is on the line at UFC 230.But for Daniel Cormier and challenger Derrick Lewis, their biggest beef is over chicken.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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