Brazil wins glorious 3rd World Cup in 1970

first_imgIran and U.S. pose together as teams seek to dampen down tensions at 1998 World Cup.This is perhaps the most glorious day in Brazil’s World Cup history. Its third triumph achieved in the heat and altitude of Mexico City against a strong Italian side meant it kept the Jules Rimet Trophy for good. The team, which as well as Pele included greats such as Jairzinho, Tostao and Rivelino, played some of the most ebullient football the world had ever seen. The final goal in the 4-1 defeat of Italy by captain Carlos Alberto often tops the list of the greatest goals ever scored.The World Cup often throws up geopolitical clashes. The big one in 1998 was a group encounter between the United States and Iran. Relations between the two had been hostile since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 which ousted the pro-American Shah. The sides did their best to reduce tensions by posing together in a group photo. A match that was high on endeavor but low on malice saw Iran end up a 2-1 victor. Neither team managed to progress beyond the group stage.last_img read more

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Chad Slade misses practice to attend family funeral

first_imgTAMPA — Chad Slade missed Monday’s practice to attend a family funeral but was expected back with the team by Monday night and is not expected to miss any other time.“He had to go home for a funeral in him family,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “He won’t be here (Monday) but he will return (Monday) night.”Slade tweeted recently about the passing of a grandparent.“About to be one of the hardest days of my life,” Slade tweeted Monday.The senior right guard has started 48 of 51 games he’s played over the last four years.last_img

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Hemraj, Singh, Joseph in President’s XI to face Sri Lanka today

first_imgWest Indies test batsman, Vishaul `Cheesy’ Singh,  Chandrapaul Hemraj and Keon Joseph have been named in Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) President’s XI to face Sri Lanka in a three-day game beginning today. The match will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad and Tobago and the home team will be led by Kieran Powell.Singh, who has scored eight hundreds and 12 half centuries in his first class career, has played three test matches for the West Indies.Keon JosephHis most recent engagement was for the West Indies A team against England Lions in February. The 26-year-old fast bowler, Joseph was also a member of the team that played against England Lions.He has so far taken 95 wickets from his 37 career matches with a best of 8-88.Hemraj made his West Indies A debut in the one-day version of the series but has shown he has the ability to score quickly and bat for long periods. He was a member of the Regional Four-day Championship winning side, Guyana Jaguars along with Singh and Joseph.Jaguars’ Raymon Reifer has also been included in the team.CWI President’s XI squad: Kieran Powell (Captain), Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Miguel Cummins, Jahmar Hamilton, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Keon Joseph, Raymon Reifer, Vishual Singh and Jomel Warrican. The first of three Test matches between West Indies and Sri Lanka will start on June 6. Matches will be played in Trinidad (June 6-10), St. Lucia (June 14-18) and Barbados (June 23 to 27).last_img
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Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon works out for NFL teams at pro day

first_imgPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NORMAN, Okla.) — Former Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon was not invited to the NFL scouting combine this past week, but at his school pro day, he put forth solid measureables.Mixon ran at Oklahoma’s pro day Wednesday, finishing the dash in 4.50 seconds. That time would have been tied for ninth fastest among running backs at the combine.Mixon also would have finished in the top ten of running backs in vertical jump (35 inches), three-cone drill (7.1 seconds) and bench press (21 reps).After off-the-field issues, including an incident in which he punched a female Oklahoma student in the face in 2014, Mixon was not offered an invitation to the league’s scouting combine. That followed a new rule that banned played from attending if they have previously been convicted of crimes involving violence against women.Mixon took a plea deal with one year probation following the 2014 incident. He did community service and underwent counseling and was suspended for the 2014 football season.Late last year, video of the incident was released by the courts. After the release of the videos, Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops said that in retrospect, the punishment handed to Mixon was insufficient.ESPN reports that Mixon has met with at least a dozen teams ahead of next month’s NFL Draft. He was expected to meet with additional teams following Wednesday’s workout.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

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Two question marks going into the season for the Orioles

first_imgThe Baltimore Orioles have had their opening day roster set for a couple of days now, their season starts tomorrow.  Let’s take a look at some of the players, keep in mind the Orioles will most likely get Chris Tillman back from the DL within the week.  That means one of the players on the 25-man now will have to be sent to AAA Norfolk or designated for assignment.The players that need to stay healthy:  Every player needs to stay healthy but for Brian Roberts and Nolan Reimold their they could be on their last chances.  Two extremely talented players that have not been healthy much in recent years.  Roberts looks like he is back to form but only time will tell.  Reimold had a minor injury in spring training but he also looks like he is back to his power hitting ways.I am actually more concerned with Reimold who has a history of injuries well back in his minor league career.  If Reimold can stay healthy and have  a successful season they sky is the limit because he is a five tool player.The Pitchers that need to stay in the big leagues:  Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, and Tommy Hunter were back and forth last season between the majors and minors.  All of them have at once been top prospects and were in the starting rotation last season.  Matusz and Hunter have been moved to the bullpen with success.Arrieta is in the starting rotation, technically the 4th spot because of the Tillman injury but he is the 5th starter.  Arrieta has shown signs of greatness and had a great spring, he has the stuff to be great.  Control and the mental part of the game have not always been there for Arrieta.  If Matusz, Arrieta, and Hunter pitch up to their standards for a full season and stay in the majors the Orioles will be great. Please follow and like us:last_img read more

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain hunting!Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Julie · 161 weeks ago Large Garage Sale at 1201 N Poplar, Wellington KS on Friday July, 14th from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm AND Saturday July, 15th from 7:00 am – 12:00 pm Antiques, collectibles, furniture, garden accessories, metal signs…etc. Lots of great items! Report Reply 0 replies · active 161 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Lisa · 161 weeks ago Garage Sale at 615 East Harvey, Wellington KS on Saturday, July 15th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Tons of educational items from books to bulletin boards! House decor and lots of other good finds! Report Reply 0 replies · active 161 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down George · 161 weeks ago 723 north Washington in garage behind house, 9 AM- 4 PM, Thursday thru Saturday. Selling antiques, handcrafted items, tools and hardware, large selection of clean items. NO CLOTHES, TOYS OR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS THEY WILL BE FOR SALE AT A LATER TIME. Report Reply 0 replies · active 161 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down S Rorabau · 160 weeks ago Freebies end of driveway G st and dead end of 7th Report Reply 0 replies · active 160 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tracy · 159 weeks ago HUGE Moving Sale this weekend-Saturday, July 22nd. 1417 N. Poplar-Wellington. Located in the back of house. Selling twin beds, dressers, shelves, washer, dryer, sleeper couch, tables, lots of dishes. Also, travel topper for vehicle, travel case for golf clubs, and lots, lots more. Report Reply 0 replies · active 159 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jesse · 159 weeks ago Garage Sale 1221 Highland ct, Wellington Ks, just off of Crestview Road, Saturday July 29th 730 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Twin size girls bedding, area rug, entertainment center, 2010 Yukon XL, corner booth, Adult and kids clothing, home decor, girls bedroom decor, desk, free weights, ceramic floor tiles, books, ceiling fan, Legos, building materials and lots of other misc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 159 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Micheal · 159 weeks ago Huge garage sale at 315 south fair wellington ks tools, toys , and collection cars , angel stuff, many things to list . Report Reply 0 replies · active 159 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Sunday blog: The difference in urban and rural voters can be complexing

first_imgCommentary by Robert Escandon — I’m unsure if I can make this article a cogent submission.  The complex theme has been rattling around my head for some time but I’m still unsure how to express it.Robert EscandonWe reside in the center of our huge continent with space almost unlimited.  Ours’ is most definitely a red, Conservative State and we are, mostly, landlocked with other conservative states.  One has to drive way out towards the East or West Coasts before a change to mostly blue states becomes noticeable.Of course, there are isolated blue counties in predominately red areas — and vice versa — but a “broad-brush” overview shows more liberals towards the East and West extremes of the continent and more conservatives towards the center.I’ve been searching my mind for reasons as to why this might be.  I’ve looked for correlations and have begun to wonder if population density has a part to play.  Is it the case that low population density favors Conservative outlooks whereas high population density promotes a more Democratic view?  If this is the case — a big if — then why might such a political overview follow population density patterns?As a math instructor of Statistics I must be careful not to imply that a correlation automatically implies a cause!  A “confounding variable” can easily lead to the adoption of a false view.The classic example given to statistics students is the well known high degree of correlation between the number of churches in a given area and the rates of violent crime.  Of course, churches are not a driving force for violent crime yet impressively tight correlations have been shown to exist between the two.The “confounding variable” within these correlations is that a greater number of churches in a given area is proportional to the numbers of people living in that same area.  So we would need to look at proportions and not just correlations.Another confounding variable is gerrymandering where the incumbent party attempts to affect future voting outcomes by redrawing voting boundaries.And then we have the effects of the Electoral College (yet another confounding variable) whose input may or may not reflect the peoples’ popular vote.  Most times it does but sometimes it doesn’t — as was the situation in our most recent election.While being aware of many confounding variables, sample observations around the country indicate peaks of Republican voting in rural and low-population centers whereas the opposite is true of major urban areas.  Now, we can always find exceptions, but the overall postulate is clear to observe.So, if we observe a correlation can we the find a potential cause behind it (or even identify if there is a cause)  given that a correlation does not always need a cause.  Now here I am going to sail into unchartered waters and offer a purely personal opinion.  Some readers will doubtless disagree with me and that is good!  That is how disagreements get beaten out into the open.  Thank goodness we don’t all agree on all matters!OK — here is my take.  In a high population environment personal and political “rubbing of shoulders” will be more frequent.  There is likely to be less free anything to do the rounds.  Competition for resources will be prevalent.A simple example is the price of housing which reflects the numbers of people looking for properties compared with the number of properties available.  Think about farmland.  A few good acres in Kansas may well be affordable but prices for the same acreage in an urban area would be outrageous.  It is all about competition for resources.In high population density areas, where you are jostling with many other people, there will exist two alternative modes of action.  One will be to fight it out between neighbors, which was the way of the early pioneers of the West, or fight it out with native Indian populations who weren’t enthralled about large numbers of strangers invading their lands and / or killing buffalo in obscene numbers.Well, the above is the first way (fighting).  The second, and more mature way, is to be pragmatic and settle for compromise.  No one party gets all they want but all parties get to share to an agreeable extent.In the wide open spaces of America, and in the early days, resources were plentiful and the need to compromise and share was not pressing.  The self-made person is at the very bedrock of Republican and therefore conservative thinking.  Work hard, make your own living and don’t rely on others .  Don’t expect handouts because you should have the strength of muscle and willpower to provide for yourself and your family.However, in the more densely settled areas like Boston or New York, you would not enjoy that easy-freedom to do entirely as you wished.  You couldn’t independently decide to enlarge your home by building out into Main Street and blocking access.   You would have to engage the support of local councils.  There is that word “compromise” again.My rambling argument comes full circle.  When you have been brought up in a rural environment, with plenty of space for everyone, then the spirit of personal freedom is almost unrestrained.  On the other hand, to be brought up in crowded Boston, or wherever, would be to realize that every move you make might well impinge on the freedom of another.We have two completely different outlooks depending on your expectations of the need, or otherwise, to make compromises.  Referring to the earlier speculations (on my part) higher population density living will inculcate a move towards sharing and compromise as the only viable way for high-density populations to exist without recourse to violence.  Lower population density living creates an environment with more freedom for the individual.Hence, and only my opinion, the philosophy of “every man for himself” rests more easily when each individual enjoys freedom of action –and oceans of space — coupled with an absence of much interference from Government restrictions.  Your political ticket for this resides predominantly with the Republican outlook.The “every man for himself” philosophy won’t work for crowded living where compromise and even shared resources become a necessity in order for everyone to coexist in peace.  This political ticket resides more in line with the Democrats’ way of thinking.———Robert Escandon is a former Wellington High School math teacher and a professor at Cowley College. He was born and raised in Great Britain. He periodically submits columns to Sumner Newscow.  Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -3 Vote up Vote down Good 2 Read · 121 weeks ago Robert-Excellent hypothesis and theory relative to coasts vs. middle America. However, it appears to contain flaw in one aspect while addressing your “confounding variable”. Your statement: “Referring to the earlier speculations (on my part) higher population density living will inculcate a move towards sharing and compromise as the only viable way for high-density populations to exist without recourse to violence” does not appear to follow your theory to some degree. In looking at the top ten cities with high violence ratio per 100,000 residents (Forbes article), all the cities listed were below 1 million people. Another article addressed murder rates which I ignored simple looking for violence figures. Top Ten cities in order (first to last) are Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Memphis, Birmingham Ala., Atlanta, Baltimore, Stockton, Cleveland, and Buffalo. East St. Louis has a very high murder rate. Your thoughts & writing appear to be ‘spot on’ in this blog though! Report Reply 0 replies · active 121 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down IC the EC · 121 weeks ago As much as democrats would like America to be a democracy … it simply is not. It is a Constitutional Republic. For that reason, our founding fathers created the Electoral College. In the EC system, voters are not voting for a specific presidential candidate. They are voting for their EC member elector – a delegate pledged to vote for that same candidate. The primary purpose of the Electoral College is to protect the individual from the tyranny of the majority and other shortcomings of pure democracies. What do you find so “confounding” about the EC? Report Reply 2 replies · active 121 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Robert Escandon · 121 weeks ago Hmmm! I think the EC was established in the early days as a means of preventing a wholly unsutable candidate being elected by popular majority. In those days society was composed of a few well-educated persons and a much larger majority of common folk with little or even no eucation. The elites were wary of the popular common vote since, by definition, it would be a vote from the uneducated who (in the minds of the educated elites) couldn’t be trusted to make good decisions . The EC represented a means for overseeing the popular vote amd effectively negating it, if the intellectuals thought that to be necessary. The “confounding” part is that EC members are not necessarily going to follow individual voting preferences. Mathematically speaking, it is therefore a “confounding variable.” Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down IC the EC · 121 weeks ago Hmmm! There are several reasons why the EC was established. Your preferred reason is not the primary reason, although most liberals maintain it is because that’s what they would like it to be … especially since President Trump was elected. Liberals hate the thought of America not being a democracy. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down blythe · 121 weeks ago mr. escandon, good thoughts… per your usual. you’re not the first person i’ve heard express that same theory or something very similar. it certainly makes sense in a common sense sort of way, but i’ve never felt fully at ease with it as an explanation. i guess because i think it’s mostly based on american lore. this notion of rugged individualism came largely from 1950’s hollywood. if you think about early settlements, most formed around religious sectswhere people could worship with like-minded individuals who were very much dependent on one another. raising a barn was a community affair, for example. laws and statutes emerged that fit with fairly strict moral codes. if an individual or family moved in who didn’t hold to the same ideals they stuck out like a sore thumb and were often targeted. they either assimilated or they moved on. early urbanites weren’t much different, it’s why n.y. city is split into boroughs with immigrants settling into places that felt most like home, where they’d have the support of extended family and their church. flash forward 200, 300, or even 400 years and that’s still the case with new arrivals all over the country. but if you’re in a large city today you have anonymity… anonymity is freedom. you don’t really find that in small town u.s.a. i guess what i’m trying to say is that cultural hegemony is stronger in rural areas and small towns. conservatives by definition, don’t like change and they don’t like diversity. the democratic party represents diversity. i realize that hasn’t always been so, but it is today. there are lots of people moving to cities for better economic opportunity, but they’re also looking for the freedom to live as they choose without fear of the local gossips making trouble for them… or worse. Report Reply 1 reply · active 121 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Robert Escandon · 121 weeks ago You make some good points. I especially like the concept of a large city providing annonymity when compared with a small township preferring conformity. Since conformity is an easier sell to Conservative thinking folk, that would certainly help explain the rural versus urban voting divide. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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PSG’s Ibrahimovic could be on his way to Qatar in 2016

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic will not play for Milan next season. The Swedish striker travelled to Doha with his agent Mino Raiola to meet with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, in order to negotiate a contract, with his current deal ending in June 2016. The meeting, according to French media, was not to increase his salary during his final year, but to instead open the door to a possible exit to a Qatari club after his time at PSG. Upd. on 26/06/2015 at 20:29 CEST The striker’s contract with PSG has had a net salary of 12 million euros during his first three years at the club, with a 20% cut back installed during his fourth and final year – lowering his wage to 9.6 million euros. Raiola met with Adriano Galliani and Milan to discuss a transfer, but the Italian club are not in the position to pay for a deal, nor reach his agent’s demands of 10 million euros. Jordi Blanco 17/06/2015 Therefore, Ibrahimovic tried without luck to maintain his salary of 12 million euros during his final year of contract at PSG. Al-Khelaifi did not accept his requests, as according to sources close to the president of the French club, he offered him the chance to sign for a Qatari club the season after, with a contract that could compensate for what the Swede stands to lose at PSG. Ibrahimovic has several options regarding his future, including a chance to go to the MLS, but playing in Qatar would offer him better economic incentives and furthermore, with his destination likely to be Xavi’s Al-Sadd, the opportunity to form part of one of the best teams in the country.last_img read more

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A 6 million euro claim from Porto stands between Eder Militao and Real Madrid

first_imgAdvertisement 9on3gsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9prmrrWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E64( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b9t4zWould you ever consider trying this?😱3rsf9Can your students do this? 🌚85vyz2Roller skating! Powered by Firework A 6 million claim from Porto is now standing between Eder Militao and Real Madrid. Real Madrid agreed to pay the transfer fee worth £50 million to sign the 20 year old Brazilian defender from Porto in this winter transfer window. The defender will surely be playing for the Los Blancos from the beginning of the next season as the personal terms are agreed between the player and the club.Advertisement However, a 6 million euro is still there which is preventing this move till now. Accoding to the rules, Porto have to pay the training fees of the player to his former club Sao Paulo. The Portuguese club are now denying to pay the fees and they want it to be paid by the Los Blancos. The club management of Real Madrid made it clear that they would not pay this fees either.Advertisement The Los Blancos are taking a firm stance in this matter. The inclusion of Eder Militao in the squad of Real Madrid will certainly strengthen their squad. He will be rotated with the likes of the other centre backs Nacho, Varane and Sergio Ramos. However, FIFA must intervene in this matter as soon as possible to complete this signing by the Los Blancos.Real target Juve star Dybala in a swap deal with IscoAdvertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

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Warriors take to the country

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL THE West Gippsland Warriors will be desperate for a fast-start when they open their Division 3 Country…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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