Solomon Trader Refloated, Destined for Scrapyard

first_imgThe ill-fated bulker Solomon Trader has been successfully refloated in the Solomon Islands, Korea Protection and Indemnity Club (KP&I) said.The operation was completed on May 11, 2019, and the 73,592 dwt bulker is currently undergoing assessments.As informed, Solomon Trader remains anchored in deeper waters away from the reef where it grounded, enabling divers to assess hull damage.The Panamax bulk carrier is in a stable condition, the vessel’s protection indemnity insurer added.Once the salvage inspections, seaworthiness repairs and the cargo discharge are completed, the 1994-built bulker is planned to be towed for scrapping.KP&I and the vessel owner, King Trader, are to continue cooperation with the Solomon Islands government as shore cleaning progresses.Chartered by Bintan Mining and loaded with nearly 11,000 tons of bauxite, Solomon Trader initially grounded on a reef off Rennell Island in the Solomon Islands, near a UNESCO World Heritage site, during an unexpected gale event on February 5.The attempts to remove the vessel were hampered by the arrival of Cyclone Oma on February 10, which pushed the stricken vessel harder into the reef, resulting in engine room damage and the subsequent oil spill.Onboard power was lost and the vessel was ransacked by locals, with key equipment stolen and damaged. This impacted efforts to commence an emergency response, as explained by KP&I.The owner despatched a salvage expert to the location on February 10 to monitor the vessel’s condition. International salvage experts Resolve Marine Group were also appointed to oversee the Solomon Trader incident response.Many response experts and specialized equipment from across the globe subsequently arrived.last_img read more

PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

first_imgDaily Bulletin 22 September 2017Family First Comment: Bill English was asked about the effects of same-sex marriage in New Zealand by the Australian media. We’ve had to set the record straight!Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined to allow same-sex marriage – a law change which he voted against.“Mr English fails to mention marriage celebrants who have had their applications denied because they don’t want to officiate at a same-sex wedding, or venues and churches that have changed their policies regarding allowing wedding events because of the risk of litigation under the Human Rights Act, or the attempts to remove the charitable status of one of the leading charities who argued against same-sex marriage, or the recent announcement by a government committee to allow people to determine their own gender on their birth certificate,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ and co-ordinator of the Protect Marriage campaign.“The Prime Minister also fails to mention the Catholic School which received a veiled threat from the sponsor of the same-sex marriage bill regarding its funding when it spoke up for traditional marriage, or a Government ministry revealing that a second “wife” in a polygamous marriage may be entitled to a sole-parent benefit, or revelations that Auckland ratepayers were subsidising an event promoting polyamory for those who want to ‘relate to more than one partner’ and non-monogamous marriages, or that schools are being urged to offer “gender-neutral” uniform, toilet and changing room options under new guidelines from the secondary teachers’ union, or schools allowing biological males to use female facilities.”“So contrary to the assertions of Bill English, there have been very real effects of the change in the law, a chilling effect, and Australians should take heed of our experience, but also the similar effects in both the UK and the US,” says Mr McCoskrie.In a one-to-one interview with the Prime Minister at our recent conference, Mr English was asked about his reasons for changing his view on same-sex marriage. Based on his view that it ‘didn’t affect his marriage’, he was tackled with the view that polygamy or group marriage also wouldn’t affect his marriage.“For some reason, Mr English since becoming Prime Minister has lost some of the conviction that made him one of the most pro-marriage voters in Parliament for over a decade.” up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

2011/12 budget will not make privison for vote ID cards

first_imgLocalNews 2011/12 budget will not make privison for vote ID cards by: – June 16, 2011 Sharing is caring! Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe 2011/12 National Budget will not make provisions for a voter ID card for Dominica.The United Workers Party has been calling for the introduction of voter ID cards since the last general elections held on December 19th, 2009.But Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says a national ID card is the way forward for government.He says the national ID card is already before Cabinet for approval.“The issue is before the Cabinet and the Cabinet has been engaging the electoral commission through the President to clarify certain matters with regards to that,” he said.Skerrit said government will “not be spending four million dollars on a voter ID Card”.He said government is prepared to “fetch” the money, “but to introduce a national ID card which we believe can be used as a Voter Identification Card”.He said there are several other sectors that need the money that would be spent on the Voter ID cards.“We are not going to spend four million dollars when vendors and bus drivers and taxi operators and tour guides will not be earning a wage for three four months because no cruise ship will be coming to Dominica at this time…we are not going to spend four million dollars when the same people are saying that fishermen and farmers need more money, we need to improve of education and health care…” he said.The commission will be mandated to manage the issuance of the national ID cards, Skerrit explained.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share 45 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Last-lap pass nets Clancy $1,000 IMCA Modified win at US 36

Chad Clancy led the lap that mattered the most in topping the June 7 $1,000 to win IMCA Modified main event at US 36 Raceway. Clancy earned a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot nod with the victory. (Photo by Judy Staley) By Jacob Blair After several early cautions, Wray and Clancy settled into the top two spots. Both ran the bottom of the track. Clancy could roll the center of the corner better than everyone on the race track but couldn’t get the drive off to move to the inside of the leader. With two laps to go, it looked as though Clancy had conceded and would settle for second. Instead Clancy went to the high side, somewhere he hadn’t been all night.  Clancy didn’t have much time, but the top had some grip and Clancy closed the gap to Wray as the white flag flew. Clancy went high in turn one, and with the built-up momentum, blew by Wray off turn two. Clancy protected the bottom in three and four and picked up win number three in 2019, leading just one lap.  Steven Clancy has figured out something the rest of the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod field has not as he picked up win number five on the season. Mike Moore was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner and 10th starting Blake peeler paced the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main.  Chad Clancy led only the last lap but took home the big money and earned a berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star ballot with the victory. Cory Wray had to settle for second while Scott Brown came back from an early race incident to finish third. Clay Hale and Jim Masoner Jr. made up the rest of the top five. OSBORN, Mo. (June 7) – With $1,000 on the line Friday night at US 36 Raceway, the IMCA Modifieds battled for 20 laps before the top check had a recipient. Feature results – 1. Chad Clancy; 2. Cory Wray; 3. Scott Brown; 4. Clay Hale; 5. Jim Masoner Jr.; 6. Benjie Douglas; 7. Shayne Bailey; 8. Brandon Williams; 9. Michael Dotson; 10. Jacob Brock; 11. Darren Shaw. read more

Drought ends at Seymour for Lance Arneson

first_imgBy Dave PanskeSEYMOUR, Wis. (Aug. 30) – Lance Arneson won his first Budweiser IMCA Modified feature at Seymour Speedway since June 12 of 2011 Sunday night.Arneson worked from the second row and into the lead after the opening lap followed by Trevor Spaulding, Jerry Wilinski, Chad Guyette, Rob Charapata and Konnor Wilinski.   A spin brought out the only caution of the race on lap 2, and Arneson continued to set the pace after the restart.Jerry Wilinski moved into the runner-up spot and point leader Eric Scribner followed into third. On lap 5, Scribner took over the second spot with Eric Arneson and Chad Bartel moving forward.Scribner closed in on the leader but after a couple laps, Arneson settled into a solid pattern on the out­side, Scribner did the same on the inside and the margins stayed pretty much unchanged to the finish. Bartel ran out of laps to mount a serious challenge and finished third.Travis Van Straten was finally able to inch ahead and finally into sole procession of the lead on lap 16 of the Coors Light IMCA Stock Car feature and drove off to collect his eighth local feature win and 31st for the season.Chas Van Ooyen came home second with Kyle Frederick third.Jeremy Cota took over the top spot on lap 11, then sped off and collected his fourth straight fea­ture win and eighth local O’Reilly Auto Parts IMCA Northern SportMod victory of the season.Travis Arenz worked by on the final lap to take second from Russell Franks, who completed his strongest finish in third.last_img read more

July 15, 2019 Police Blotter

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240 players from 57 countries for Lagos Open Tennis

first_imgRelatedPosts Sanwo-Olu celebrates Sen. Tinubu at 60 Breaking: Sanwo-Olu okays full reopening of churches, mosques, cinemas, gyms Tinubu greets Lagos Deputy Governor at 56 Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, Lagos, is set to play host to no fewer than 240 players from 57 countries in this year’s Lagos Open Tennis Championship.The championship will hold at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Onikan, Lagos from October 7 to 20.The Lagos Open, which before 2018 edition was known as the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis, is organised annually to celebrate the sitting Governor of Lagos State since the government of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This year’s, the 19th edition, will be the first in the government of Babajide Sanwo-Olu.The 240 players, according to the International Tennis Federation, include 133 who will compete in the men’s singles and doubles events, while 107 players will play in the women’s singles and doubles during the ITF World Tour in Lagos, one of the emerging mega cities of the world.Twenty-eight-year-old Japanese, Shuichi Sekiguchi, is the highest ranked player in the men’s category. He is ranked 286 on the ATP world ranking, followed by Tunisian, Skander Mansouri, who is on number 341 and French Tom Jomby (404). Jomby is a regular face in the Lagos Open as well as compatriot Calvin Hemery (561). Zimbabwe’s Benjamin Lock (471) and Takanyi Garanganga  (623) are making a return to Lagos.The highest ranked Nigeria men player in this year’s competition is Joseph Imeh Ubon, who is ranked 1,537 and followed by Sylvester Emmanuel (1897).Italian Giulia Gatto-Monticone is leading the women’s players to the 19th Lagos Open Tennis. She is 161 on WTA world ranking, followed by Aleksandrina Naydenova from Bulgaria (218) and Amandine Hesse from France (236) making the top three.A good number of the women players are returning to Lagos this year. They include Valeriya Strakhova (384) from Ukraine, Julia Terziyska (427) from Bulgaria (427), Austrian Melanie Klaffner (612) and American Alexandra Riley (1126), Israeli Ester Masuri and Nigerian-born American, Adesuwa Osabuohien.Some of the registered Nigerian women players are Barakat Oyinlomo Quadre, Sarah Adegoke, Blessing Anuna, Aanu Ayegbusi and Blessing Samuel.Some of the countries where the players will be coming to Lagos include USA, France, Britain, Canada, Russia, Australia, Austria, Mexico, Germany, Ukraine, India, Italy, Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Argentina and host, Nigeria.A total prize of $100,000 is at stake in the two weeks event in the men ($50,000) and women ($50,000).Tags: Babajide Sanwo-OluLagos Lawn Tennis Clublast_img read more

Keppols Queen rules for Jessica Harrington at Leopardstown

first_img Press Association For much of the race it appeared to be going to plan for short-priced favourite Morning Run, who was unbeaten in six outings for Willie Mullins but was having her first start for 332 days. However, she barely took off at the second-last and it soon became apparent Ruby Walsh realised there was not much left in the tank. Jessica Harrington dominated the Willis EBF Mares Hurdle at Leopardstown as Keppols Queen defeated stablemate Rock On The Moor by 11 lengths.center_img By then, Mark Bolger had moved Keppols Queen (14-1) to within a length of Morning Run and kicked clear turning into the straight. A fine leap over the last and the Grade Three was hers, with Rock On The Moor a clear second ahead of a legless Morning Run. Harrington said: “She was absolutely brilliant and I think she likes small fields. “She has run in a couple of handicaps this year and she just hasn’t enjoyed it at all. “I thought on ratings she was way out of it, but she was race fit. “Rock On The Moor ran brilliantly but she needed it (the run).” last_img read more

Legendary magician Roy Horn dies from coronavirus at 75

first_imgRoy Horn of Siegfried & Roy, has passed away due to COVID-19 at the age of 75.The duo, Siegfried & Roy, are known as legendary magicians who performed at a number of venues for millions of people. Horn died of complications from the coronavirus on Friday in a Las Vegas hospital, according to a statement released by publicist Dave Kirvin.“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Siegfried Fischbacher said in the statement. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”Roy was injured in October 2003 when a tiger named Montecore attacked him on stage at the Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas. He had severe neck injuries, lost a lot of blood and later suffered a stroke. He underwent lengthy rehabilitation, but the attack ended his career.“Roy was a fighter his whole life including during these final days,” Fischbacher said. “I give my heartfelt appreciation to the team of doctors, nurses and staff at Mountain View Hospital who worked heroically against this insidious virus that ultimately took Roy’s life.”In February of 2009 the duo made a comeback for their only and final performance to raise money for the new Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. The brief performance, which included Montecore, became the basis of an episode of the ABC television show “20/20.”The duo managed a successful life since they first teamed up back in 1957. They even signed a lifetime contract with the Mirage in 2001, it was estimated they had performed 5,000 shows at the casino for 10 million fans since 1990 and had grossed more than $1 billion. That came on top of thousands of shows at other venues in earlier years.Funeral services will be private, with an expected public memorial.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgPatriots pledge $1 million to social justice causesBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots say team owner Robert Kraft’s family is pledging $1 million to local grassroots organizations to promote social justice causes.A statement and video released on the team’s website Friday says the money will be distributed over the next 10 months in $100,000 monthly donations. The recipients will be chosen in collaboration with Patriots players.The groups selected will be those “fighting for equity, working to end systemic racism and creating meaningful change in our community.”The video says, “change always begins with listening.” The recipients will be invited to speak with the team’s executive staff and senior management across the Kraft Group’s businesses The former football coach had filed a lawsuit against the school alleging athletic department officials were trying to circumvent terms of his contract. The school agreed to pay $2.55 million to end all litigation and disputes.The two sides had been in a legal battle since shortly after Kansas fired Beaty near the end of the 2018 season. His contract called for a $3 million buyout, but the school refused to pay it after discovering potential NCAA infractions during routine end-of-season interviews with Beaty’s coaching staff.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OKLAHOMA STATENCAA hits Oklahoma St with postseason ban in corruption caseUNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma State men’s basketball team has been hit by numerous penalties by the NCAA infractions committee, making it the first school to be punished following the federal corruption investigation into the sport. June 6, 2020 Wide receiver Chris Conley wore a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt. He said: “Today we say no more. Today we see a nation that can’t await change, a city that won’t sit still or be quiet.”AMERICA PROTESTS-NFL PLAYERS VIDEONEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) is among more than a dozen NFL stars who united to send a passionate video message to the league about racial inequality.The 70-second video was released on social media platforms Thursday night and includes Saquon Barkley, Michael Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun Watson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore and DeAndre Hopkins, among others.The video closes with the players demanding the NFL state that it condemns “racism and the systemic oppression of black people,” and that the league “admit wrong in silencing” players from peacefully protesting. The players also want the league to state: “We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter.” Players accused teams of “depriving America of baseball games” as part of a money fight created by the coronavirus pandemic. They raised the possibility baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might push ahead with a shortened season over the union’s objection.Union chief negotiator Bruce Meyer has sent a letter to Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem threatening that an attempt to play without an agreement could lead players to block any attempt to expand the playoffs and deny consent to neutral-site games in the postseason.Major League Baseball made its initial economic proposal on May 26, offering an 82-game regular season schedule and a sliding scale of cuts beyond the prorated shares of salaries the sides agreed to on March 26.Players responded on Sunday with a 114-game regular season schedule running through October and no additional cuts. Each player would get about 70% of his original salary under the union’s plan and roughly 22-47% under MLB’s proposal, including $200 million tied to the postseason being completed.Management quickly rejected the union plan and said it would not offer a counterproposal given the insistence of the players’ desire for a longer season that would spill into November. Among MLB’s objections concerns November baseball that could be canceled by a second wave of COVID-19. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-LABOR STANDOFFPlayers holding firm in battle with MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major league players and owners continue to fire salvos instead of fastballs. Endo is the latest powerful politician to speak out this week about the games, bracing the Japanese public for possible changes and costs.Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike said Thursday the games were likely to be downsized and undergo many changes.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKMemorial could be first PGA event with fans on handUNDATED (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has approved a plan for Muirfield Village Golf Club to have at least some fans for the Memorial in July. That would make it the first PGA Tour event with a crowd since the tour was shut down March 13 by the coronavirus. DeWine says plans submitted for the tournament were approved by local officials. He said on Twitter that casinos, racinos, amusement parks and water parks will be able to open on June 19. AMERICA PROTEST-BLACK GIRL SURFERSSurfers ‘paddle out,’ circle up in memory of George FloydSANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Surfers around the world held large and small memorials on the water in honor of George Floyd. A paddle-out is a Hawaiian tradition to celebrate a life and mourn its passing. The events Friday were organized by a group called Black Girls Surf to draw attention to the police killing of Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis last week and to share the pain they are feeling with devotees of a sport that has not always welcomed them.More than 200 surfers took to the water in Santa Monica, California, where they formed a massive circle past the waves and chanted Floyd’s name nine times to mark the nearly nine minutes his neck was pinned to the ground by the knee of a white officer. NBA-NETS-DURANT Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press Now, Goodell said, “I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country.”NFL-BRONCOS-ELWAYElway joins call for change after George Lloyd’s killingENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is adding his voice to calls for change in the aftermath of a black man’s killing in Minnesota while in police custody. Elway says in a lengthy Twitter post that he spent the week listening to his players and decided he had been wrong in his views of race relations since his playing days. Elway says he now realizes that he has to join his players and coaches in speaking out against racism, police brutality and injustices in the black community. Elway says he’s no longer staying on the sideline.NFL JAGUARS PROTEST MARCH Texas State to look into allegations of racismSAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State has ordered an investigation into a former basketball player’s allegations of racist remarks by coach Danny Kaspar.Athletic director Larry Teis calls the allegations deeply troubling and said the investigation would be handled through the school’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.Former Bobcats point guard Jaylen Shead posted the allegations on Twitter late Thursday, accusing Kaspar of singling out black players with racist taunts and threatening to have a foreign player deported.Shead transferred to Washington State before last season. Rademacher had dementia for years and his brain will be donated for medical research.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img AMERICA PROTESTS-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOUTH CAROLINAGamecocks march for FloydUNDATED (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and football players joined others in a protest march from the Governor’s Mansion on Friday.The march of several hundred people went the nearly 2 miles from the governor’s residence to the State House. South Carolina quarterback Jay Ulrich carried a sign, “Matter is the minimum. Black lives are worthy. Black lives are beloved. Black lives are needed.” It is the seventh straight day of rallies in South Carolina following the death of George Floyd.NFL-PATRIOTS SOCIAL JUSTICE PLEDGE ‘Today we say no more’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s officeJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking a stand against inequality and police brutality.The players, their families, coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell marched from their stadium to the steps of the local sheriff’s department.The Jaguars started their march at 9:04 a.m. local time Friday to signify the local 904 area code.The protest comes two days after owner Shad Khan spoke against racism in a letter on the team website. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFLMore than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilitiesUNDATED (AP) — More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have their coaching staffs back at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them.NFL teams have been performing all their offseason duties virtually since their facilities were closed by Commissioner Roger Goodell in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.The league is taking a slow approach to reopening those team buildings, with the latest step allowing coaching staffs to return. Only players currently rehabilitating injuries are allowed at the complexes. Ross was being monitored for a shoulder injury suffered in March, but head coach Dabo Swinnery X-rays revealed that two vertebrae in his spine were fused and he had a bulging disc.Ross had a team-high 66 receptions last season for 865 yards and eight touchdowns.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-KANSAS-BEATYKansas reaches settlement with ex-coachLAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced has reached a settlement with David Beaty. — The Italian soccer federation says teams will be allowed up to five substitutions in matches, although there will still be only three pauses to bring players off the bench. Italian competitions will adopt the temporary rules change when they resume next week. If matches go into extra time and teams haven’t used all five of their substitutes, they can make a fourth interruption at the end of regular time or between the two halves of extra time. The Italian Cup will be completed next week before Serie A is set to resume on June 20.— The Asian qualifying tournament for the World Cup is set to resume in October after the coronavirus pandemic forced games in March and June to be postponed. The Asian Football Confederation says it agreed with FIFA (FEE’-fah) to schedule two dates in October and two in November to complete the current groups. Twelve teams will advance to a further group stage next year.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CLEMSON-ROSSRoss to miss 2020 season following back surgeryCLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross had surgery on Friday for a congenital fusion in his spine that will keep him off the field this upcoming season. TOKYO OLYMPICS-DEADLINEFormer Olympic minister says March is deadline for TokyoTOKYO (AP) — Next spring has been set as a possible deadline by a local lawmaker for deciding if the postponed Tokyo Olympics can go ahead.That’s the judgment of former Japanese Olympic minister Toshikai Endo. Japanese television NHK quoted him at a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.The Tokyo Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021. They were postponed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. In other sports developments related to the coronavirus outbreak:— Soccer was back and so were the spectators in Vietnam when the top domestic league resumed after the coronavirus shutdown. Fans were allowed into Ho Chi Minh City’s scoreless draw with Hai Phong among three matches. But, unlike Germany’s Bundesliga and South Korea’s K-League, which returned to action in May with empty arenas, more than 1,000 fans attended the V-League game. Despite sharing a long land border with China, Vietnam, with a population of almost 100 million, has recorded just 328 cases and not a single recorded death.— Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has decided to pay his team’s minor league players after all, saying he made a mistake. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the billionaire’s intentions and quoted his apology. A club spokeswoman says Fisher also is establishing a fund to help furloughed employees.— Liverpool could win the Premier League title at home after all. Police originally indicated they wanted the Reds’ second game after the restart against Crystal Palace to be staged at a neutral venue because of concerns that supporters could congregate outside Anfield. But the league now says the game on June 24 is scheduled to be at Liverpool’s home stadium. Liverpool leads Manchester City by 25 points and is two wins from ending its 30-year title drought.— Italian top-flight soccer clubs are asking for no title winner or relegations if the season is stopped again. One of the ideas the Italian federation is planning in case of another stop is the use of an algorithm to decide the final classification. Italian media reported 16 of the 20 Serie A teams voted in favor of not relegating anyone and not assigning the league title unless it is mathematically certain. A final decision is expected to be made during the next FIGC council meeting on Monday. BOXING-OBIT-RADEMACHERPete Rademacher, 1956 Olympic boxing champion, dies at 91CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic boxing champion Pete Rademacher has died at age 91.Rademacher won a gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Games and fought Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight title in his first professional bout. Rademacher is the only boxer to fight for a championship in his first pro bout.He knocked Patterson down in the second round before being counted out in the sixth.   NFL-RACISMGoodell says league erred by thwarting protestsNEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said his league made a mistake.Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest. He made his strongest statement on the issues many players passionately support, one day after 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) and several of his peers released a video demanding the league condemn racism.When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Politicians, owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his protest is widely viewed as prescient. Global opinion has shifted so much that more people are vilifying those who attack Kaepernick or misrepresent his stance. Penalties include a one-year postseason ban for the team for next season. The ruling includes three years of probation, a $10,000 fine and a reduction in basketball scholarships for the program.The punishment comes the day former Oklahoma State assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Evans was found by the infractions committee to have violated ethical-conduct rules by accepting up to $22,000 in bribes from financial advisers.Schools like Kansas, North Carolina State, Louisville, South Carolina and Southern California were investigated for corruption.Oklahoma State issued plans to appeal, saying it was “stunned by the severity of the penalties and strongly disagrees with them.”COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TEXAS STATE-RACISM ALLEGATIONS Durant will wait until next seasonNEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Nets debut won’t occur until this winter.The Nets forward says he won’t play if the season resumes, telling The Undefeated, “My season is over.”Durant ruptured an Achilles tendon a year ago for Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against Toronto. He says it was decided after the injury that he would wait until the following season to return to action. He also had COVID-19 this year.The Nets currently hold the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.last_img read more