DeMarcus Cousins Just Epically Trolled Fox Sports’ Clay Travis

first_imgJohn Calipari gives instructions to DeMarcus Cousins.LEXINGTON, KY – FEBRUARY 13: John Calipari the Head Coach of the Kentucky Wilcats talks with DeMarcus Cousins #15 during the SEC game against the Tennessee Volunteers on February 13, 2010 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Update: Giving credit where credit is due. Travis had a fantastic response to Cousins’ post – he’s going to donate $5,000 to the charity of the NBA star’s choice. Good on him for turning this into a positive story.@boogiecousins Funny and well played. $5k to your charity of choice. Let me know where to send it.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) January 30, 2015Earlier: Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, one of the best players in the NBA, can certainly lose his cool from time to time on the court. But off the court, his record is as clean as it gets. That comes as a surprise to at least one reporter – Fox Sports’ Clay Travis – who predicted five years ago that Cousins was going to be arrested at least once by now. Friday, Cousins took to Instagram to post a screenshot of Travis’ 2010 claim – which came after Kentucky beat Vanderbilt back during Cousins’ only year in Lexington. Cousins wants his followers to let Travis know how wrong he wound up being.Well played, DeMarcus. We have a feeling that a lot of people in both Lexington and Sacramento are going to let Travis know what they think about his prediction.last_img read more

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ClassNK, USMRC Join Forces

first_imgzoom The United States Maritime Resource Center (USMRC) in Middletown, Rhode Island and Japan’s classification society ClassNK, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on joint research and development activities for the maritime industry.The initial joint project will focus on the development of practical LNG bunkering simulation tools to further enhance USMRC’s existing niche portfolio of LNG bunkering training programs.This type of training, augmented with high fidelity simulations, better prepares mariners and shore-based personnel to safely handle LNG as a marine fuel. USMRC’s role will be to oversee the execution of the project.“Our goal is to support the safety of ships from not only from the technological point of view, but also the human factor perspective. The need for qualified seafarers who are familiar with the latest maritime technology is essential for the sustainable development of the shipping industry,” said ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara. “USMRC not only has the specialized knowledge to address these issues, but also has rich experience in maritime training.” “We were the first to offer LNG bunkering safety training in the United States,” said USMRC President Brian Holden. “The signing of this MOU will allow us to take another leap forward in this area by developing practical, hands-on LNG bunkering simulation tools to make this training even better.”The MOU also calls for USMRC and ClassNK to work together to offer Dynamic Positioning and other critical training capabilities to meet the needs of the offshore energy sector.ClassNK also has agreed to support USMRC’s technical research and other activities related to maritime cybersecurity – an emerging and significant risk to maritime safety.last_img read more

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Property Assessment Notices Sent in Northern Region

first_imgAssessment notices are in the mail today, Jan. 22, to property owners in the northern region of the province. In the region, the total value of property assessments is almost $9.2 billion, an increase of about 9.7 per cent from 2007. “The real estate market continued to be strong and this is reflected in rising property values,” said Lloyd MacLellan, senior director of operations and commercial valuation for Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. “The residential sector is very strong.” Regionally, residential property values increased by 11.7 per cent and commercial assessments increased by 3.5 per cent from 2007. Provincially, residential property values increased by 11.2 per cent and commercial assessments increased by 5.9 per cent from 2007. Overall, Nova Scotia property values were up 9.8 per cent. Notices of property assessments for most residential properties will include a personal identification number as well as an assessment account number. By entering the information on the assessment website, www.nsassessment.ca , owners can look up assessment information about their property. Those without Internet access can obtain the information and answers to assessment questions by calling 1-800-667-5727. Property owners may appeal the market-value assessment if they do not believe it is a reasonable estimate of market value as of Jan. 1, 2006. To appeal, the form on the bottom of the assessment notice must be filled out and returned to the regional assessment office by midnight Monday, Feb. 11. This is the first year where property owners did not have to apply to the Capped Assistance Program (CAP), a provincial program designed to protect Nova Scotia property owners from dramatic increases in market values. Last year, the CAP value was set at 10 per cent. Now, it is tied to the Nova Scotia Consumer Price Index which was 2.3 per cent this year. As a result, there were 278,338 properties capped this year, up from 32,721 properties last year. In the Northern region, there were 51,520 capped properties this year, up from 3,407 capped properties last year. Where an assessment notice shows a taxable market value and a taxable Capped Assistance Program CAP value, the municipality will calculate property tax on the lower of the two values.last_img read more

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With Mexico deal done US urges China to resume trade talks

first_imgFukuoka: One down, still others to go. President Donald Trump claimed a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. Trump called off plans to impose a 5 per cent tax on Mexican exports, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking to reporters Saturday in Fukuoka on the sidelines of a meeting of financial leaders of the Group of 20 major economies, urged China to follow suit and return to stalled negotiations. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’ Mnuchin said he planned to have a private conversation with the head of China’s central bank, Yi Gang. In a G-20 group meeting later in the day, the two were seen exchanging friendly remarks, but there were no fresh signs Beijing is ready to compromise in the dispute over trade and technology. “From our perspective of where we are now, it is a result of them backtracking on significant commitments,” Mnuchin said. “I don’t think it’s a breakdown in trust or good or bad faith. … If they want to come back and complete the deal on the terms we were negotiating, that would be great.” Mnuchin said he had no direct message to give to Yi, who has participated in the 11 rounds of talks so far on resolving the dispute between the world’s two largest economies over technology and trade. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China He said there were no plans for trade talks in Washington or Beijing before Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping are due to meet in Osaka for the G-20 summit on June 28-29. “This will be a one-on-one with Gov. Yi to talk alone about the trade issues,” Mnuchin said. But he added, “I would expect the main progress will be at the G-20 meetings of the presidents.” The Trump administration began slapping tariffs on imports of Chinese goods nearly a year ago, accusing Beijing of using predatory means to lend Chinese companies an edge in advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and electric vehicles. Those tactics, the US contends, include hacking into US companies’ computers to steal trade secrets, forcing foreign companies to hand over sensitive technology in exchange for access to the Chinese market and unfairly subsidizing Chinese tech firms. The deal with Mexico helps alleviate uncertainty over the deal Washington recently reached on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new US-Mexico-Canada deal has been heading toward a vote in Congress and might have been stymied by new tariffs. But the US is still negotiating new trade deals with Japan after withdrawing from a Pacific Rim arrangement, the Obama-era proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. America’s huge trade deficit with China a record USD 379 billion last year is one factor driving Trump’s frustrations with Beijing. The United States now is imposing 25 per cent taxes on USD 250 billion in Chinese goods. Beijing has counterpunched by targeting USD 110 billion worth of American products, focusing on farm goods such as soybeans in a deliberate effort to inflict pain on Trump supporters in the US heartland. The US side has been preparing to expand retaliatory tariff hikes of 25 per cent on another USD 300 billion of Chinese products, and Mnuchin indicated it was prepared to take that step if negotiations with Beijing fail. But he said Trump had not yet made a decision on that, suggesting room for further delays depending on the outcome of his discussion with Xi later this month. “As the president has said, if we can get the right agreement, that’s great. If we can’t, we will proceed with tariffs,” he said.last_img read more

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Newfoundland police launch sex assault investigation into former RCMP doctor

first_imgST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland police are investigating multiple sexual assault complaints against a former RCMP doctor, making it the third police force in the country to probe similar allegations.Const. Geoff Higdon of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the force has received complaints against a physician who conducted physical examinations on new RCMP recruits in Newfoundland and Labrador between 1981 and 2003.He says police believe it’s the same doctor currently being investigated by the Halifax Regional Police, which has received more than 100 complaints.Higdon says the complaints seem to resemble the allegations brought forward to Halifax police, including inappropriate sexual touching.In addition to the investigations in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, Toronto police are continuing to examine more than 30 sexual assault allegations against another RCMP doctor who used to practise in the Mounties’ Ontario division.The three investigations into the doctors have together received more than 130 complaints, and Higdon says Newfoundland police expect more people will come forward.last_img read more

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UN helps deliver fugitive Rwandan genocide indictee to criminal court

22 September 2009A high-level Rwandan rebel indicted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for his role in the 1994 genocide in the tiny Central African country has been handed over to the court after being arrested in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Grégoire Ndahimana, a high-level figure in the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR), was arrested in eastern DRC by the Congolese Army on 10 August 2009, and handed over by the Congolese Government to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) on Sunday in a transfer facilitated by the UN Mission in the DRC, known as MONUC.Mr. Ndahimana was one of 13 fugitives still at large out of the 81 people indicted by the ICTR for serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda in 1994, when an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutu moderates were killed by Hutu militants, mainly by machete, during a period of less than 100 days.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the fugitive’s transfer, his spokesperson said in a statement. read more

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Big Ten Media Days Ohio State looking to quash possibility of postchampionship

OSU coach Urban Meyer addresses the media on July 30 in Chicago during the 2015 Big Ten Media Days. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorCHICAGO — As a coach who had already won two national championships at Florida before adding a third with Ohio State last season, Urban Meyer knows the potential pitfalls from returning off the high of a title.Players can get lazier on the field or in the weight room, or get full of themselves and get into trouble. Or, oftentimes, the spark that drove the team during the title season can be absent in the next.So after OSU completed “The Chase” by defeating Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January, Meyer’s new quest began: to steer his team past the possibility of the next-season hangover.“Every coach is concerned about (complacency),” Meyer said on Thursday during his opening press conference at the 2015 Big Ten Media Days in Chicago. “There’s no perfect team. There’s no perfect program. Everyone deals with ‘stuff.’ When you’re Ohio State or some of these other big-time programs, ‘stuff’ becomes a major deal.”After Meyer’s first national championship with Florida in 2006, in which the Gators compiled a 13-1 record, the team came back the next year with a 9-4 regression.“Maybe it was a mistake in ‘06, after we won it, we were like ‘Well, we’re playing with house money now, it’s all going to get really easy,’” Meyer said. “It actually gets more complicated.”Senior linebacker Joshua Perry said one of his jobs as a leader of the team is to make sure the Buckeyes avoid that trap of lacking the spark that winning teams need, but he is confident that they will be successful because they overcame the other side of that situation last season.“If we start at the bottom, there’s human nature where you’re always complaining about some of the things that never go your way, and then on the way there, things get tough, and there’s that human nature of ‘Man, it would be really easy to just kind of be here and be average,’” Perry said Thursday. “And then when you get to the top there’s the human nature of getting complacent.“But I think we fought through all these things and we’re able to get to a certain point, so I think you’ll see us continue to fight, continue to do what we did.”Meyer cited three indicators that he and his coaching staff keep an eye on to make sure the players are staying focused and driven: academic, training and social.“We had the highest graduation rate in the history of Ohio State football,” Meyer said about the academic aspect. “I don’t want to just buzz right over that. So that’s one indicator that our guys are locked in.”“The second thing is the weight room,” Meyer said. “I have the best coach in America (in strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti). We evaluate everything.“And then the social element, that’s obviously the one that you keep one eye open, and we’ve been relatively good.”However, the team’s “relatively good” mark took a hit when earlier on Thursday it was announced that four players — junior defensive end Joey Bosa, H-backs redshirt sophomore Jalin Marshall and junior Dontre Wilson and redshirt senior wide receiver Corey Smith — were suspended for the opening game at Virginia Tech for a violation of an OSU Department of Athletics policy.Perry said while he is disappointed in the actions of his teammates, he does not think it has any relation to the “top of the world” feeling from being national champions.“I don’t think that has to do with losing an edge, I think it just has to do with guys being guys and making a mistake,” Perry said. “There’s no lost edge. We’re all hungry. Guys are getting after it.“We worked so hard this summer; (the coaches) got after us harder than they’ve gotten after us in a while. And we responded to it, and I think that’s the important thing, so moving forward we’re going to be prepared for a lot of these things up ahead.”Despite the infractions, Meyer remained upbeat on Thursday about the place his team is in heading into fall camp in August.“The indicators other than (the suspensions) has been not good, it’s been great, and tomorrow’s another day, so we’ll just keep pushing forward,” he said.OSU will look to continue pushing forward to Sept. 7, when it is set to travel to Blacksburg, Va., to open the regular season against the Hokies. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. read more

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Father of London Bridge terrorist blames West for sons radicalisation as British

Speaking from his home in the ancient city of Fez, in northern Morocco, Mohammed Zaghba claimed his son had been a “decent young man” until he fell into the company of violent Islamists in east London. He told The Sunday Telegraph: “The West is exploiting Muslim youth. There are criminals out there who are manipulating young men into doing these dreadful things, and most of them seem to be in the West, not here.” The Moroccan father of London Bridge terrorist Youssef Zaghba has blamed the West for his son’s radicalisation, saying young Muslims were being “exploited” by British hate preachers. However, evidence heard during the inquest into the deaths of those killed in the attack alleged Mr Zaghba… read more

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WWE attendance (2/10-2/16, TV tapings and live events)

first_imgFacebook WWE attendance figures from February 10 to February 16, 2016.* 2/10 live event in Bremen, Germany: 6,500 fans.* 2/11 NXT live event in Jacksonville, Florida: 250 fans (sellout).* 2/12 NXT live event in Tampa, Florida: 500 fans (sellout).* 2/13 NXT live event in Palatka, Florida: 150 fans.* 2/13 live event in Fresno, California: 6,500 fans.* 2/14 live event in Bakersfield, California: 4,000 fans.* 2/15 RAW TV tapings in Anaheim, California: 11,900 fans (sellout).* 2/16 Smackdown TV tapings in Ontario, California: 7,000 fans.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 100.00%0:00Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Roman Reigns is in Remission Cesaro Videos Articles Pinterest Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha center_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Twitter Now Playing Up Next Google+ Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlottelast_img read more

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