Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

first_imgMayweather-McGregor is a stale act already The dual award of the games relieves the IOC of having to test the global interest in hosting the Summer Olympics for several years until the 2032 Games are up for grabs.Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called the agreement a “win-win-win scenario.”The opportunity to host the Games “is a golden occasion further strengthening Los Angeles — not just through bricks and mortar, but through new opportunities for our communities to watch, play and benefit from sport,” Wesson said. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In a statement, the Paris bid committee welcomed the announcement in Los Angeles but stopped short of confirming the obvious, that Paris is in line for the 2024 Games.“Paris 2024 is proud to be working together with the IOC and our friends in Los Angeles to reach a positive solution for both cities, the Games and the whole Olympic Movement for 2024 and 2028,” committee co-chair Tony Estanguet said.In embracing what amounted to the second-place prize and an 11-year wait, LA will receive a financial sweetener.Under the terms of the deal, the IOC will advance funds to the Los Angeles organizing committee to recognize the extended planning period and to increase youth sports programs leading up to the Games. The IOC contribution could exceed $2 billion, according to LA officials. That figure takes into account the estimated value of existing sponsor agreements that would be renewed, as well as potential new marketing deals.The delay to 2028 opens a host of questions for Los Angeles, which is looking at the prospect of retooling its multibillion-dollar plans for more than a decade into the future. It would face challenges from maintaining public interest to recasting deals for stadiums, arenas and housing that have been in the works for months and even years.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite This July 11, 2017, file photo shows banners of Los Angeles 2024 candidacy, Paris 2024 candidacy and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Extraordinary Session, at the SwissTech Convention Center, in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was announced Monday, July 31, that Los Angeles has reached an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris.  APLOS ANGELES, United States — Los Angeles has reached an agreement with International Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday.The deal would make LA a three-time Olympic city, after hosting the 1932 and 1984 Games.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Speaking with reporters at a soccer stadium in Carson, just outside LA, Garcetti said the 2028 proposal was the better of the two, promising to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in additional benefits.The deal “was too good to pass up,” the mayor said.He also suggested the IOC would easily ratify the 2024-2028 deal in September.LA and Paris were the last two bids remaining after a tumultuous process that exposed the unwillingness of cities to bear the financial burden of hosting an event that has become synonymous with cost overruns.LA was not even the first American entrant in the contest. Boston withdrew two years ago as public support for its bid collapsed over concerns about use of taxpayer cash. The U.S. bid switched from the east to the West Coast as LA entered the race.But the same apprehensions that spooked politicians and the local population in Boston soon became evident in Europe where three cities pulled out.Uncomfortably for IOC President Thomas Bach, whose much-vaunted Agenda 2020 reforms were designed to make hosting more streamlined and less costly after the lavish 2014 Sochi Games, the first withdrawal came from his homeland of Germany.The lack of political unity for a bid in Hamburg was mirrored in Rome and Budapest as support for bids waned among local authorities and the population. It was clear they did not want to be saddled with skyrocketing bills for hosting the Olympics without reaping many of the economic benefits anticipated.Just like in the depleted field for the 2022 Winter Games which saw Beijing defeat Almaty, the IOC was left with only two candidates again.With two powerful cities left vying for 2024, Bach realized France or the U.S. could be deterred from going through another contest for 2028 if they lost. Bach floated the idea in December of making revisions to the bidding process to prevent it producing “too many losers,” building support that led to LA and Paris being able to figure out themselves how to share the 2024 and 2028 Games.center_img ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube With the agreement, the city is taking “a major step toward bringing the Games back to our city for the first time in a generation,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement.He called it a “historic day for Los Angeles, for the United States” and the Olympic movement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The agreement follows a vote earlier this month by the International Olympic Committee to seek an unusual deal to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously. Paris is the only city left to host the 2024 Games.The Los Angeles City Council and U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors will consider the agreement in August. If approved, the IOC, LA and Paris could enter a three-part agreement, clearing the way for the IOC to award the 2024 Games to Paris, and the 2028 Games to LA. The IOC vote is scheduled for September, in Lima, Peru. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surlast_img read more

Essequibo Coast family homeless after drunken man sets home on fire

first_imgA mother and her five children are now homeless after fire believed to be set by her drunken husband burnt the family home to ashes.The Charity, New Housing Scheme home engulfed in flamesJuliet Badhri, 33, of Charity, New Housing Scheme, on Sunday said that she was now left traumatised after the only place she called home was completely destroyed by fire.According to Badhri, her husband arrived home on Saturday night under the influence of alcohol and began quarrelling with her. She said to avoid a confrontation with the man, she took the children and went over to a relative, who lived nearby, about 09:00h.The area where the building once stoodThe distressed woman related that about 23:00h, she saw flames coming from her two-bedroom single-flat wooden home and rushed over, but could not save anything. She further related that neighbours rushed out to render assistance, but by then, the house was engulfed in flames.Guyana Times was told that the fire department was informed, but by the time they arrived, the entire house was destroyed with all the family’s belongings, including the children’s, burnt.Badhri said that she worked as a domestic for over 12 years. She said that her eldest daughter, who is currently writing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams, lost all her school work, uniform, textbooks, etc. A pastor and his family have since offered a section of their home for the woman and her children to use. Following the fire, this publication was told that the woman’s husband was seen crying and expressing remorse for his actions.Pastor Deo (only name given), who has offered the family refuge, has since made a public appeal for persons to help the mother and children to put a roof back over their heads along with clothing for the children. Anyone wished to assist can contact the mother on (592) 693-9502.last_img read more

Arsenal were mind-blowing! Redknapp backs Gunners for title shot after stunning Man United

first_imgHarry Redknapp has hailed Arsenal’s performance against Manchester United – and claimed the Gunners have every chance of winning the Premier League this season.After an inconsistent start to the season, Redknapp was ready to write off Arsene Wenger’s side as title contenders.But having seen them blitz leaders Manchester United on Sunday with three goals inside the opening twenty minutes, he believes they are now serious candidates to finish top of the pile for the first time in 12 years.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Tottenham boss said: “That first twenty minutes was as good as I have seen. It was mind-blowing. They blew Man United completely away.“I tipped them at the start of the year [to win the title] and after two or three games I thought I must be mad! But now suddenly you look at it and think, hang on, they are right there.“They have got a great chance this year if they can find a little bit of consistency.”last_img read more

Warriors 3 Things: Don’t underrate Steph Curry’s greatness again

first_imgLet’s start with the good stuff for the Warriors — because boy, it’s going to get messy real fast when we’re done with this.Stephen Curry was absolutely, positively stupendous on Wednesday night.Without Klay Thompson. Without Kevin Durant. Without any worthwhile spacing to speak of, he came through.In his team’s moment … The Warriors are down 2-1 in the 2019 NBA Finals after a 123-109 loss to the Raptors Wednesday.Here are three thoughts on Game 3:1. The ultimate Curry flurrylast_img

PVL: FEU tramples San Sebastian in straight sets

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the All-Star Game over, CJ Perez quickly shifts focus on 2nd round Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games FILE PHOTO – FEU’s Bernadeth Pons (2) celebrates with her teammates. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University gored through rebuilding San Sebastian in three sets, 25-17, 25-21, 25-14, in its first match in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Team captain Bernadeth Pons led the Lady Tamaraws with 13 points while Toni Rose Basas added 11.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters San Sebastian, which went to two straight NCAA finals, will now make do without the lethal Grethcel Soltones, who carried the Lady Stags for the past couple of seasons.“So far so good, and I told them to we have to start this tournament on a good note so we can end this on the same level,” said new FEU head coach George Pascua, who replaced Shaq Delos Santos. “They have to release their maximum potential in the games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“Of course our goal is the championship because it’s still a different when you win a championship, that’s the objective of the team.”Nikka Dalisay led the Lady Stags with 10 points. LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

Minister VK Singh writes to Ghaziabad DM on the constituency’s development

first_imgGeneral (retired) VK Singh, the BJP MP from Ghaziabad, has written to the Ghaziabad district magistrate SVS Ranga Rao about the constituency’s development.Singh, who is the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and External Affairs, told IndiaToday.in that he had indeed sent such a letter which raised 22 points.The points as detailed by Gen Singh are:1. Is there any plan/project pending regarding expansion of Metro Rail in Ghaziabad and what is the status of the same?2. What is the current status of widening of Highways 24&58 in Ghaziabad? In addition to this, is there any proposal pending before state government/Central government for construction of over bridge/under pass etc?3. How many hospitals and PHC’s are in existence in Ghaziabad District and what is there status, in terms of availiability of Doctors, equipment and medicines etc? Is there any proposal pending before the state government/Central government for the modernisation of the same?4. How many governmnet schools are in existence in Ghaziabad district and what is their status, in terms of availiability of teachers/Readers/Professors as well as the building condition? Is the coverage adequate or not may also be indicated.5. What is the current status of Rural electrification in Ghaziabad in terms of completion of Rural electrification projects? In addition to this what is the current status of the urban electrification in terms of condition of street lights, transformers, cable condition (underground and overhead) and availiability of power supply in urban and rural areas of Ghaziabad?6. Is there any plan made for comprehensive development of Khoda village under various schemes of Central/State govt? IF yes, what is the status of the same?7. Is there any special plan for development of Loni area? What is the measure initiated by the State Administration for Public Safety and security in that particular area?8. What is the current status of urban and rural housing for downtrodden and poor people in Ghaziabad District?9. Is there any plan under considerationby the state govt for beautification and purification of Hindon River in Ghaziabad?10. What is the current status of payments to farmers of their agriculture produce? How many Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s are in existence in Ghaziabad Districts and what is their status?11. How many bank branches are in existence in Ghaziabad District and which is the lead bank and whether these Banks adequately cover the district.12. Is there any plan under consideration by the state govt for the rehabilitation of small shopkeepers specially those who are running their shops on street sides and roads?13. What is the present status of connecting of Vijay Nagar/Pratap Viharwith city as well as what is the status of construction of ROB at Vijay Nagar?14. Is their any special projects undertaken for youth in Ghaziabad and what is the status of Nehru Yuva Kendra in terms of their functioning and target achievements? How many sports stadium are in existence in Ghaziabad in rural and urban areas and are they being adequate sports facilities? What is the status of functioning of emplyoment office and what is the status of waiting list of unemplyoyed people?15. How many sick industries are in existence in Ghaziabad? Is there any plan for their rejuvenation as well as their reason for sickness? In addition to this please let me know if any study has been carried out by the state govt for reason of their sickness as well as their suggestion if any for rejuvebation of the same?16. Is there any proposal pending for basic amenities like sewer to be provided in the colonies in Ghaziabad? How many such colonies are in existence lacking in such facilities?17. Is there any proposal pending for regularization of unauthorized colonies? If yes what is the  reason for delay in their regularization?18. How many bus shelters are in existence in Ghaziabad and is there any plan for the expansion of their numbers? How many public utility are in existence in Ghaziabad and is there any plan for the expansion of their numbers?19. What is the status regarding functioning of Sainik Kalyan Board and what all initiative has been taken in the area of welfare, re-emplyoment/resettlement of ex-servicemen.20. What is the current status for adequate construction of pipeline road between Muradnagar to Delhi and what all initiatives has been taken in this regard?21. What is the various state and central govt schemes in respect of comprehensive developments for rural areas, poor and down trodden people, farmers and workers etc?22. I am being approached by my constituents regarding shortage/ inadequate water supply in Ghaziabad, may I request you to please provide me the current status of water supplies with source and condition and functioning of water treatment plant in Ghaziabadadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

4 days agoNewcastle fullback Jetro Willems: We ran Chelsea close

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle fullback Jetro Willems: We ran Chelsea closeby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United fullback Jetro Willems has urged teammates to stay calm after their 1-0 loss at Chelsea.The narrow defeat plunged the Magpies back into the relegation zone and piled the pressure back on the team ahead of next weekend’s tough encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James’ Park.Willems said: “It was close. I think we had the game under control and we were a little bit unlucky.”If it wasn’t for the goal I think we did good defensively – they have a good team and they are difficult players to play against.”Attacking, we could do more.”In the first half, we could have been more dangerous on the counter attack.”We had some chances – sometimes we were unlucky, but sometimes I think we need to just shoot when we are in front of goal.” last_img read more

Columbus Crew return to Ohio State to honor Connor Senn

For players participating in Tuesday’s Connor Senn Memorial soccer game between the Ohio State men’s soccer team and the Columbus Crew, the event is more than an exhibition match. The charity event, which honors former OSU soccer player Connor Senn who collapsed on the field of play and died hours later, transcends sport, said Columbus Crew coach Robert Warzycha. On Sept. 26, 2001, Senn, a then-18-year-old freshman, collapsed on the field during a game at Akron. The cause of death was determined to be a congenital heart defect that, at the time, went undetected. “I would call (Senn) more of a family member,” Warzycha said. “He was a soccer player, we all play soccer. It’s very important for us to be at this game. This is something that we all remember and it raises awareness of what happened on the field and raises money for the cause.” The charity match was established in 2002 and will be back Tuesday for the 11th time. The event raises awareness for sudden cardiac arrest in athletes with proceeds benefiting the Connor Senn Memorial Fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center, according to ohiostatebuckeyes.com. For the first nine years of the game, OSU took on the Crew. Last year, though, the Crew elected not to play in the charity match. Crew technical director Brian Bliss told The Lantern in May 2011 that playing in the Connor Senn Memorial Match would cost the club $10,000 because of the Major League Soccer Players Union’s most recently ratified collective-bargaining agreement, which stipulates that MLS clubs can schedule only one non-league “free game” per season. The Crew had already scheduled an international friendly against Premier League’s Newcastle United to be played on July 26, so OSU instead hosted the Dayton Dutch Lions of the United Soccer Leagues. The Buckeyes lost to the Dutch Lions, 3-1, May 2. This year, the Crew returns to take on the Buckeyes and OSU coach John Bluem said having them back is an important factor for both teams. “It’s neat. It’s the pro team in town playing against Ohio State University men’s Division I team,” Bluem said. “The Crew really add that little bit of extra juice to it.” Bluem said he’s looking for his team to go out and show that they can keep up with the pros. He also said he would like to have the opportunity to play everyone on the team, but the bench might see limited action in this contest. “We want to show that we’re a good team. We’re going to put out there who we think is the best group and play them for as much of the game as possible,” Bluem said. “Hopefully we can go about 70 to 75 minutes and it’s a good game and it’s close.” Former OSU and current Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson previously played in the game as a Buckeye from 2008-2011 and said he’s not going to take the game lightly. “I’m excited about it and I’m going to be honest, I want to make it not close … You would think that I would have some sort of compassion for my alma mater, but unfortunately,” Lampson said, pausing while a grin spread across his face, “it’s not there. This is my job now and I gotta go out and do it.” Lampson said when he wore scarlet and gray, OSU often went into the match hoping to make it close but quickly realized they would be outplayed by the pros. He said he’s expecting this year’s match to play out in similar fashion. “When I played with OSU, they would say things like, ‘All right we’re going to go out and play against these guys,’” Lampson said. “And we would try for about five minutes and then we were like, ‘Well, they’re way better. Lets hang back a little bit.’ That’s what I’m expecting, for them to hang back and not attack so much.” Warzycha said he plans on starting players that don’t normally crack the Crew’s starting lineup, but added that everyone on the Crew could have a chance to play. “We’ll see how the game goes and everybody is going to be on the bench, so if we need to use somebody, then they’ll go in and play,” Warzycha said. Regardless of the outcome, Bluem said he is proud of what the game has become, grateful the Crew have agreed to be a part of it and said there is a lesson that can be learned from all of it. “Life is precious. Sudden cardiac death is a scary thing that can happen in athletics and in general walks of life. The Columbus Crew have been unbelievable as a partner for the last 11 years,” he said. “Our goal now is through research and education, which we can now fund, to prevent sudden cardiac death.” Tuesday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and students and can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or by calling 1-800-GO-BUCKS. Pat Brennan contributed to this article. read more

Buckeye baseball tops Toledo 92 for 15th win of the season

Redshirt-sophomore infielder L Grant Davis (right)​ secures first base during a game against Toledo on March 24 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU won, 9-2. Credit: Stacie Jackson / Lantern photographerAfter a slow start in February, the Ohio State baseball team is surging through March.Balance across the field has continued to be the theme for the Buckeyes, as they tallied their 15th win of the season Tuesday afternoon with a 9-2 win against the Toledo Rockets at Bill Davis Stadium.  Freshman pitcher Jacob Niggemeyer started on the mound for the Buckeyes and picked up the win after giving up just two runs in 6.0 innings of work.The Rockets kept it close through five innings after initially taking a 1-0 lead in the first. But OSU tacked on six runs between the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to seal the win.“We got off to a slow start, but we finished really strong,” coach Greg Beals.The game shifted for the Buckeyes when junior Jake Post took the mound.“Once we went to the bullpen we really gained control of the ball game,” Beals said.Senior catcher Connor Sabanosh was quick to credit Post’s performance after he tossed 1.2 innings and gave up just one hit.“We always have faith in Jake, every time he comes in we feel like we are going to have a shutdown inning,” Sabanosh said. “Once he came in we really added on the last three innings. It allowed us (the field players) to settle and just play and let Jake do his thing.”The Buckeye offensive domination started in the bottom of the fourth with a home run by junior infielder Troy Kuhn.OSU continued to excel in the batters box with a couple two-out hits.“We got quality at-bats late in the game and got a lot of two out hits,” Beals said. “Those are big difference makers on the scoreboard, because you either get the two out hit and score the run or you don’t and the innings over.”The top of batting order has continued to be the offensive leader for the Buckeyes, working off the bats of Sabanosh and sophomore centerfielder Troy Montgomery. Montgomery has hits in 13-consecutive games and has reached base safely in 16-consecutive games, both being the sophomore’s career bests. Sabanosh has also reached base safely in 15-consecutive games.But the stats are not Sabanosh’s main concern, he said.“I try not to look at stats or anything. I know when I feel well and I try to just not think at all and play simple baseball,” Sabanosh said. “But it’s always nice to get a couple hits in a game.”Montgomery added that he too is not concerned with the stats, but more focused on doing his job to help the team win.“I’m the lead off hitter so anything I can do to get on base, maybe steal some bags and score a few runs then I feel like I’m doing my job,” Montgomery said.Even though Montgomery and Sabanosh are clicking consistently with their bats, the true success has come from the Buckeyes’ balance across the offense, Beals said.“All nine spots on our line up got a hit today and that makes it tough on a pitching staff, when you are able to get something all the way top to bottom in your lineup,” he said.OSU will look to continue their offensive momentum as they take on the Akron Zips on Wednesday at 5:05 p.m. read more

Darmian to undergo medical at Juventus

first_imgManchester United defender Matteo Darmian is set to undergo a medical with Juventus after arriving in Milan, reports Football-ItaliaThe Italy international has been heavily linked with a move to the Bianconeri for over the past year after falling out of favour with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.Since arriving from Torino in 2015, Darmian has struggled to adapt to the demands of English football and has recently expressed a desire to return to his homeland in the summer.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…United boss Mourinho is planning to sign two new full-backs in the upcoming transfer window and will likely use the reported €12m transfer fee generated from Darmian ’s sale to reinvest in his defence.The 28-year-old is currently in Italy finalising the move to Juventus with Daley Blind also expected to leave Manchester after admitting that he was left feeling frustrated over his lack of opportunities in the second half of this season.Across all competitions this season, Darmian only started seven matches.last_img read more