The Rundown – October 2013

first_imgBE AWAREOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is still much to be done in the battle against this terrible disease. Awareness is key. So use this month as that added little nudge to educate yourself and your loved ones, if you haven’t already, about the value of early detection and treatment, and support those Long Islanders whose lives have been forever altered. Participate in awareness-related walks and other activities that are taking place throughout the month, or visit your local breast cancer nonprofit and volunteer to help.GOOGLE “FIREMAN SAVES KITTEN”Warning: Grab a few tissues. It’s two minutes of the most heart-wrenching high-def first-person video you’ll ever see. This poor kitten. This poor, little baby kitten. God bless all firemen.CELEBRATE OKTOBERFESTEnjoy the best Germany has to offer right in Eisenhower Park! There’s live music! German food! German beer! And it’s free! Ya vol! 12-5 p.m. October 5 & 6WATCH METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVERThe four horsemen of heavy metal’s new concert film is a nonstop barrage of high-octane music, animation and 3D graphics that strikes with the electricity of lightning and the impact of a freight train. It’s breaking box office records and you should catch it before it’s out of IMAX. Wow.MARVEL AT MAXNassau County Museum of Art will be exhibiting many never-before-seen drawings from famed pop artist Peter Max, beginning October 26 and running through February 23. You’re not going to want to miss this, trust us.LISTEN TO UNVARNISHEDJoan Jett, the Godmother of Punk hailing from Long Beach, released last month’s Unvarnished, her 14th studio effort and first new album in seven years while staying true to her simultaneously polished-yet-gritty sound. She calls it her most introspective album to date, although that may be hard to believe while we’re still rocking out to 1988’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”FEAST ON SOME TIKKAIndian and Pakistani cuisine offer some of the most absolutely mouth-watering dishes (literally, those spices can be hot!) that are both delicious and nutritious. Plus, you’ll probably learn a new word or two when ordering. Try the Press newsroom favorite “Chicken Tikka” and some “Naan,” and go to BestOf.LongIslandPress.com to check out some of the Island’s hands-down best purveyors. You’re welcome.DOWNLOAD LENNON APPMusic lovers will be able to recreate the 1980 near-deadly boat trip the Beatle took to Bermuda where he created much of that year’s Double Fantasy album. Due out Nov. 6, “John Jennon: The Bermuda Tapes” will also enable users to retrace the musician’s path across the island and listen to demos. For more on the historic trek, check out this month’s Rear View, “Imagine: John Lennon on Long Island”!LOOK OUT FOR NEW IPAD?Just as we got over Apple fanboys (and girls) rushing to stores last month to fetch the latest iPhone, Apple apparently is ready to send the tech world into a frenzy once again. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a possible unveiling of the next generation iPad, which, according to rumors, will be slimmed-down, with an improved camera. Grab your tent.HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

All eyes on Calabar’s Taylor

first_imgATHLETES from the Corporate Area will be hoping to cement their spots for the finals of the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship later this month, when they compete in the Digicel/Anthrick Corporate Area Development Meet at the Usain Bolt/UWI Stadium today, starting at 10 a.m.There will be seven Grand Prix finals. These are the boys’ Class Two discus, boys’ classes One and Two long jump, girls’ classes One and Two high jump, and the boys’ and girls’ Open 4×400 metres. The other Grand Prix events are Class One boys’ discus final, classes One and Two boys’ high jump finals, boys’ 800 metres, girls’ discus, girls’ long jump, girls’ 800 metres, girls’ discus, along with the 200 and 400 metres.Today’s meet will be the penultimate one for athletes in the Corporate Area to book their individual spots for the grand final, which will culminate next Saturday with the G.C. Foster Classics.They will get their final opportunity on Saturday at the Digicel Camperdown Classics inside the National Stadium.Beside seeking top spot in the Grand Prix events, athletes will be hoping to help their schools gain valuable points, as the top teams overall in the male and female categories will walk away with a cash prize of $250,000, and the top two individuals will carry points towards the finals.BATTLE ROYALThe top-three boys’ teams at last year’s ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships – defending champions Calabar High, Kingston College (KC) and Jamaica College (JC) – are expected to have another battle royal, while it should also be close among the females, as Corporate Area champions for the past eight years, Wolmer’s Girls, will be severely tested by the likes of a vastly improved Excelsior High, Camperdown High, St Andrew High, Immaculate Conception High, and Convent of Mercy Academy ‘Alpha’, which have all been in terrific form this season.Again, all eyes will be on Calabar High’s Christopher Taylor, who is the leader in the boys’ Under-18 400 metres Grand Prix event. Taylor, despite just going through the motions last Saturday at the Youngster Goldsmith Meet, was still able to clock 47.18 seconds. His teammate, Brandon Heath, who was second overall with 49.66 seconds, will be hoping to maintain that position. Jamaica College’s Romario Mickel and Excelsior High’s Mikel Clarke will also be looking to make an impact.Calabar are also ahead in the Grand Prix Class Two 100 metres, where the outstanding Dejour Russell is the leader in the Under-18 category after winning the event last Saturday in 10.89 seconds. His teammate, Tyreke Wilson, was also under 11 seconds on the day, after finishing second in 10.97. Wolmer’s Boys’ Malik Shepard, who was third in 11.05, and his teammate, Xavier Nairne, who was fourth in 11.07, are also seeking spots among the top two.KC’S JHEVAUGHN MATHERSONKingston College’s Jhevaughn Matherson, who won his heat in 10.69 seconds in Class One, will be hoping for a faster time today to move ahead of Calabar High’s Xavier Angus, who was first overall with 10.66.Among the females, Alpha’s Kiara Grant was the fastest Class Three athlete in the 100 metres among Corporate Area athletes last Saturday, winning in 11.74 seconds to lead the Under-17 section. Wolmer’s Girls’ Kellian Kelly is second overall, after finishing fourth overall in Class Two in 12.05 seconds.last_img read more

DONEGAL VILLAGE NAMED CRIME CAPITAL OF IRELAND AFTER COMPUTER GLITCH

first_imgDD EXCLUSIVE: A Donegal village has mistakenly been officially named as Ireland’s capital of crime.Kerrykeel which was wrongly named as Ireland’s crime capital.Kerrykeel came top of the list for a number of serious offences after a computer error by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).The figures were released today as part of the crime statistics for the country for the second quarter of this year. But it was soon discovered that the normally quiet Donegal village, which has a population of around 400, was mixed up with one of Dublin’s busiest areas – Kevin Street.The computer glitch meant that there was a huge increase in recorded crime in every area from burglary to sex offences to fraud.A spokesman for the CSO admitted an error was spotted and then rectified.“The bottom line was that Kerrykeel was mixed up with Kevin Street due to a computer error. “It meant that all of the crimes recorded in the Kevin Street District were attributed to Kerrykeel in Co Donegal.“It was brought to our attention and rectified,” he said.Kerrykeel Garda station is an appointed station with a Sergeant and two Gardai but out-of-hour calls are referred to Milford Garda station. DONEGAL VILLAGE NAMED CRIME CAPITAL OF IRELAND AFTER COMPUTER GLITCH was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:crime capitalCSOKERRYKEELKevin Streetlast_img read more

Fast bowler Tinu Yohannan to represent Kerala in Indian cricket team

first_imgThe Indian Cricket team has not had a representative from Kerala. It will now.Kerala’s dubious record was broken last week when pace bowler Tinu Yohannan, 22, made it to the squad in the first Test against England at Mohali.The 6’3” lad, trained at Chennai’s MRF Pace Foundation, has sports running,The Indian Cricket team has not had a representative from Kerala. It will now.Kerala’s dubious record was broken last week when pace bowler Tinu Yohannan, 22, made it to the squad in the first Test against England at Mohali.The 6’3” lad, trained at Chennai’s MRF Pace Foundation, has sports running in his veins. Son of the legendary T.C. Yohannan, the first Asian long jumper to cross 8 m, Tinu started early.But what drew him to cricket? “When I saw legends like my father forgotten by the public, I looked at cricket with passion.”Can Kerala forget its first cricket hero?last_img read more

James Harden now owns NBA’s 4th-longest streak of 30-point games

first_imgHouston Rockets’ James Harden (13) reacts after teammate Kenneth Faried (35) dunked the ball during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in New York. Harden scored 61 points as the Rockets won 114-110. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK— James Harden has reached 30 points for the 21st consecutive game, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the fourth-longest streak in NBA history.Harden’s 3-pointer with about three minutes remaining in the first half of Houston’s game against the Knicks on Wednesday night gave him 32 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacers overcome Raptors but lose Victor Oladipo with knee injury The NBA’s leading scorer had already surpassed his average of 35.7 points by halftime, putting back the miss of his own shot to beat the buzzer and give himself 36 points and nine rebounds.Chamberlain still has all three streaks that were longer. His record is 65 straight 30-point games, and he also had streaks of 31 and 25 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

Opinion Troubles in Brazil could pose problem for World Cup

Demonstrators participate in a protest against the rising public transportation prices, and the Brazilian government’s lavish spending for the FIFA Confederations Cup and World Cup soccer events June 19 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.Courtesy of MCTWhile most of the world is invested in the Winter Olympics, there are those of us that are counting down the days until June 12.That day marks the beginning of the greatest single event in sports: the World Cup.Brazil is hosting this year’s tournament, and the excitement has been building for four years since Spain claimed its first World Cup title in 2010.The questions from pundits are wide-ranging, to say the least. Can the Spaniards repeat? Will Brazil claim its record sixth title, this time on home soil? Will it be Argentina’s Lionel Messi or Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo who will solidify their claim at being the world’s best player by leading their team to glory on the sport’s biggest stage?When one pictures a Brazilian World Cup, images of Pelé, Garrincha, Zico and Ronaldinho come to mind. A truly beautiful version of the beautiful game.But while happiness and excitement run rampant, if you peel back the layers,  you will find a much darker scene.As the clock ticks down until Brazil take on Croatia in Sao Paulo June 12, there are still issues in Brazil.Five of the 12 host sites for matches at the World Cup were intended to be finished by the end of 2013 but were still under construction as of last Saturday according to a report by The Guardian.The worst of these was the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, which until Tuesday was under threat of losing its right to host to another city if it did not pass a FIFA inspection.Although the city passed, the idea that this puts on display is a scary one: if Brazil can’t have these stadiums ready by its initial deadline, what faith can we have that it will be ready for the actual tournament?According to the same report by The Guardian, there have also been six worker deaths in the construction and renovation of these stadiums.Protests have also been a big problem in the lead up to the World Cup.Periodically throughout the summer of 2013 and stretching into this year, the youth of Brazil have poured into the streets to protest the money that’s being poured into the World Cup despite a failing economy, which pales in comparison to the violent deaths directly related to Brazilian football that have occurred in the past year.The situation right now seems like a powder keg, and that one little spark could cause the whole thing to blow.Will the tournament go on, even with the chaos in the streets and the questionable safety of the stadiums? Yes. But the likelihood that it will go off without a hitch decreases by the day.For an event so romanticized by soccer faithful — myself included — this is a frightening precedent that is being set. If a country thought to be so ingrained in soccer, particularly on the national level, is struggling like this, what will it be like for those less culturally impassioned by the sport (Qatar 2022 comes to mind).Will I still tune in to every match I can, voraciously cheering on the U.S. Men’s National Team as they attempt to escape their so-called Group of Death and advance? Of course I will.But some part of me will be on the edge of my seat for a different reason. I will be waiting and wondering if and when the next negative thing will happen, and what could happen to the legacy of the greatest sporting event in the world. read more

Luis Suarez could miss Barca trip to Valencia

first_imgBarcelona star striker Luis Suarez could miss weekend’s showdown against Valencia after picking up a minor knee injury in a 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League.Although the 31-year-old Uruguayan barely notched three goals in ten outings this season, his influence on the game was quite obvious at the Wembley Stadium.Now, according to the Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, the former Liverpool man left London with a pain in his knee, which would require further assessment.Since Suarez might not be ready for Barca’s trip to Valencia, Munir El Haddadi, who scored a late equalizer versus Athletic Bilbao, could get another chance to impress.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The Blaugrana will face-off against the Bats at the Estadio Mestalla this weekend, hoping to end a 3-game winless streak in La Liga.A positive thing for Ernesto Valverde is that international break will provide Barcelona medical team with more time to perform all additional tests to make Suarez ready for El Classico, which will take place immediately after players return to their respective clubs.last_img read more

Paul Scholes throws another jibe at Mourinho

first_imgFormer Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has thrown another jibe at the current manager, Jose Mourinho for his recent actions.The United legend has criticized Jose Mourinho after his reaction to the club’s 2-1 victory against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.A well taken free kick by Juan Mata and an own goal from Juventus defender, Alex Sandro gave United a dramatic comeback win in Turin, and Mourinho cupped his ears to Juventus supporters at the full-time whistle after alleging that he had received abuse from the stands.However, Scholes, who has been vocal about the former Chelsea manager’s football style in the past, has claimed that the United boss showed ‘a lack of class’ after the win.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Scholes told BT Sport, as quoted by Sports Mole:“This is everywhere he goes. You need to win with a bit of class.”“Shake the manager’s hand, go over and clap your fans. I don’t think there’s any need for it but that’s the way he is.”United remain in second place in Group H with two matches to spare, despite Valencia recording a comfortable victory against Young Boys.last_img read more

Johnstone rues Aberdeen missed chance believes Rangers must bounce back

first_imgFormer Rangers player Derek Johnstone believes Aberdeen home defeat is a momentary setback for the team and that they will get past it to remain in title contention.Derek told Evening Times:“They had one chance and scored. How people can say they were the better team, I don’t know.”“Defensively, yes. They got everyone back behind the ball and defended well, but Joe Lewis has made three or four great saves.”“I thought Rangers were poor, there was nobody that got pass marks, Allan McGregor aside because he had no chance with the goal and little to do after that.”“You can’t go through the game performing like that and expect to beat Aberdeen. If you don’t have the majority of players getting pass marks, you won’t win the game.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“A lot of the fans got excited after the win over Hearts and then they feel like they are back down with a bump following the Aberdeen game.”“You have got to remember where Rangers were starting from and everyone knows that we have still got a bit to do.”“If you want to win leagues, you need to be consistent. You might not be at your best every week, but you don’t let your performances drop below a level and you win game after game after game.”“As it turned out, Rangers had a chance to go clear on Wednesday night and it was a real opportunity missed, unfortunately.”“Rangers are going to have their ups and downs over the season and there is no doubt that was a major down for everyone against Aberdeen.”“The important thing now is how the players react and the manager will leave them in no doubt about what is required when they head to Dundee this weekend.”last_img read more