US athletes jumping into heated presidential race

first_imgWhere did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers legends Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also back Clinton’s bid to become the first female US president, as does the owner of the Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban.Martina NavratilovaOnce one of the world’s top tennis players and a gay rights activist, Navratilova has made no secret of her support for Clinton. She regularly praises Clinton and disparages Trump on her Twitter account.Another female tennis legend, Billie Jean King, also supports the Democratic candidate.Hope SoloThe US women’s football goalie considers Clinton “the best candidate, the best leader, the best diplomat.”Solo especially has high praise for Clinton’s agenda to close the gender pay gap. The football star is one of several members of the US women’s team to file a complaint against US Soccer in March 2016 alleging wage discrimination.Team Trump Mike TysonThe heavyweight boxing champion has thrown his heft behind Trump, saying he and the billionaire are “really good friends.” MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports READ: NBA: LeBron James backs Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid“Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty,” James wrote.“And when I think about the kinds of policies and the ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.”Stephen CurryAsked in an interview whom he would support in the 2016 election, the two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player replied, “Hillary.”ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol towncenter_img Here is a rundown of some of the famous US sports figures who have entered the campaign fray:Team Clinton FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentLeBron JamesThe NBA superstar — who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the key swing state of Ohio — voiced support for Clinton in early October in a piece that ran in the Akron Beacon Journal, his hometown newspaper. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Westbrook gets another triple-double, Thunder beat Lakers We are young Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. AP FILE PHOTOSLOS ANGELES—As the presidential candidates sprint the final leg of the race for the White House, sports luminaries are lining up behind their preferred candidates.LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Martina Navratilova have said they will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton on November 8, while Republican candidate Donald Trump has the support of Mike Tyson, Jack Nicklaus and Dennis Rodman.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Caitlyn Jenner: Easier to come out as trans than Republican“Our best hope to get back to a constitutional government… is in the Republican Party,” said Jenner.Dennis RodmanThe former Chicago Bulls teammate of basketball legend Michael Jordan is hoping for a Trump victory.“@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years,” the eccentric former NBA player tweeted. “We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016.”Besides his basketball talents, Rodman is also known for his many piercings and tattoos, as well as his controversial travels to North Korea.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boxing promoter Don King has also stepped out in favor of Trump.Jack NicklausThe former top golfer who has 18 career major championships to his name voiced admiration for Trump in May.“I like what Donald has done,” he said in a network television interview. “I like that he’s turning America upside down.John Daly, winner of two major titles in the 90s, also praised Trump’s candidacy on Twitter: “That’s y I luv my friend @realDonaldTrump he’s not politics he’s business! It’s what our country needs.”Tom BradyBrady, the star quarterback of the New England Patriots, has called Trump a friend but has not publicly endorsed him for president.Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson have offered their support to the real estate mogul.Caitlyn JennerJenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion once known as Bruce, is an avowed Republican who defended transgender rights on the sidelines of the Republican convention that nominated Trump to run for president. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus EDITORS’ PICK View commentslast_img read more

DeKalb County Fugitive Apprehended After Five Hour Armed Standoff in Huntington

first_imgA DeKalb County fugitive, 37-year-old Justin Loren Crager of Garrett, Indiana, is now behind bars after holding police at bay during a five hour armed barricade in Huntington earlier this morning.  The incident started this morning at approximately 7:30 am, when State Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post went to a residence in the 1500 block of Canfield Dr, Huntington, searching for Justin Crager who was wanted on six outstanding DeKalb County felony arrest warrants, all related to Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine charges. Troopers had developed information that Crager was hiding out at this residence in an apparent effort to avoid police detection and apprehension. Troopers arrived at the residence and spoke with a female and a male associate of Crager. They identified Crager and stated that he was in an upstairs bedroom armed with a handgun.  Troopers made verbal contact with Crager and spent nearly two hours attempting to get him to peacefully surrender. After exhausting their options,  Troopers contacted the Fort Wayne Police Department Special Operations Emergency Services Team (EST) for assistance in resolving the situation.At approximately 11:30 am, FWPD Hostage Negotiators were able to make phone contact with Crager, and from those successful negotiations, Crager agreed to a peaceful surrender. He was taken into custody by FWPD EST officers around 12:30 pm without further incident and then turned over to State Police Detectives.As a result of today’s incident, Crager was transported to the Huntington County Jail. He was arrested on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and booked into the custody of the Huntington County jail staff. He will be held there until transferred at a later date to the DeKalb County Jail, at which time he makes an appearance on the six outstanding felony warrants that initiated the events that took place today.The Indiana State Police Troopers were assisted during today’s incident by the Huntington Police Department,  Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, the Fort Wayne Special Operations Units (EST/Negotiators/Air Support Units), and the Huntington EMS.last_img read more

Seth Kubersky’s Best Week Ever November 5, 2015: Epcot Food and Wine Festival with Liliane Opsomer

first_imgEnough photos, more food! The peking duck inside the steamed bun isn’t exactly Morimoto quality, and they were little liberal with the hoisin sauce, but as a dim dum devotee I liked this dish. Finally, we made it full circle back to the place where it all began. Revisiting Next Eats, we ended our culinary voyage by chewing on some New York Strip from Chew Labs. This was the only dish that I’ve tasted twice this year, and it remains my favorite item at the Festival. If I was served this steak in a fine restaurant (in a larger portion, of course) I’d be very satisfied, which isn’t something I can stay about some Food & Wine fare. The Scotland kiosk is home to two of my favorite S-words: scallops and scotch!The sea scallop was a good size but, like most seafood at Food & Wine, slightly overcooked. The creamed spinach with bacon, however, could have been a dish all on its own. Liliane arrived first, and greeted me with the greatest gift of all: chocolate! I don’t usually start off my day with a nitro-cooled mouse covered in whiskey caramel, but when in Rome… Unfortunately, you can get a much larger portion of the same sandwich for only a couple bucks more at Columbia Harbor House, so I decided that my lobster roll cravings can wait until my next Magic Kingdom visit. Share This!Take a Best Week Ever walk around the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! (Photos by Seth Kubersky)I hope everyone enjoyed last week’s Disneyland vacation with Daisy Lauren as much as I did! For this Best Week Ever, we are back in unseasonably sunny Orlando for a visit to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival with one of our favorite people. There are only a couple weeks left before Epcot’s annual orgy of eating and drinking ends, but it’s not to late to share the excess with a friend. So this week, I took a walk around World Showcase with Liliane Opsomer, the co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids and the master of all things social media for The Unofficial Guides. Grab your MagicBand and a box of Zantac, and join us as we eat our way around the world! For a finishing touch, here’s a meta moment for you: me, taking a picture of Liliane, taking a picture of her vanilla panna cotta. We started our culinary adventure at the new Next Eats area behind Innoventions West, where Liliane was determined to try one of everything from the two new kiosks themed to ABC’s The Chew. We took a quick detour through Craft Beer pavilion to pay tribute to the old Odyssey restaurant… Every visitor to Food & Wine must pose with the Chef Mickey topiary at the northern end of World Showcase. It’s mandatory! Work is buzzing along on the buildings that will house new Frozen meet and greet. If you don’t have a Disney credit card, or other form of card from Chase, you might want to apply for one if only to access the Chase Cardholder Lounge above the American Adventure attraction. …and began making our clockwise trek around World Showcase lagoon. As tempting as the Australian lamb chops smelled, the queue was already at a discouraging length, so we moved on past Mexico to the construction zone known as Norway. Liliane had no interest in eating a Belgian waffle, but because she’s from Belgium I just had to ask her to pose with one. …we took some time off our feet to enjoy some Italian entertainment. First up was Sergio the mime: Followed closely by the Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro flag tossers. A big thank you to Liliane, Joe, and all the cast members and guests at Epcot for sharing this beautiful day with me! If you have Epcot Food & Wine experiences to share, leave them in the comments below!center_img Next, we sampled the olive oil-poached salmon. It was well seasoned and moist from the oil, but cooked through and through; I prefer mine a bit pink. The corn relish was a winner, though. …where we checked out this year’s Dominican Republic mini-pavilion, which is very nicely decorated. Heading into World Showcase, we had to stop and get a selfie or two with the famous cranberry bog, which is back and in a more prominent location than ever. Our third Chew course was pork spareribs from the Sustainable booth, paired with a Kolsch beer. The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender, but the raw peppers topping it were a bit overwhelming. The rich cheese grits beneath the ribs were the real star of the dish, and balanced nicely against the bitterness of the beer. Just outside the lounge, the lobster rolls at the Hops & Barley food kiosk looked so tasty that I had to get a photo of them with the chefs. Moving on to America, take a look at the line for the evening’s first Eat to the Beat concert, a full three hours before Boyz II Men took the stage. It’s an oasis of A/C, free Coke Freestyle, and cell phone chargers that is most welcome by the time you reach the halfway point in your walk around World Showcase. We fast-forwarded past most of the west side of World Showcase and made our way towards the front… And in the spirit of never passing up a freebie in the parks, we had to grab our complimentary pack of Craisins. This one isn’t strictly Food & Wine related, but I noticed that the tea kiosk outside China had a couple new special menu items: I’m a Glenfiddich fan, but the end of an afternoon in 90 degree heat is probably not the wisest time to sample straight scotch. When I arrived at noon, Epcot appeared quite a bit busier than you might hope a weekday in early November would be. Welcome to Jersey Week! Thanks to teachers’ conferences in New Jersey, wait times were jacked up throughout the park, with Spaceship Earth posting a 35 minute standby queue as I entered. This year, there’s even a caricature artist available, along with Disney Infinity video games. And if you arrive early enough, you may get a wristband for reserved viewing of Illuminations. Look who we ran into in Morocco! It’s our friend Joe from Parkscope.com. Hi, Joe! After a quick beer break in Germany…last_img read more

Blogger Goes Down While Rolling Out Its Redesign

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Today was to be the day for Google to finally roll-out the expected redesign of Blogger, but it seems things haven’t gone as planned.Late last night, the Blogger Twitter account announced that “scheduled maintenance” was underway and later said that it was “sorting out a few issues,” but now, hours later, the service still appears to be out of commission.We would link to posts about the redesign, which the company announced nearly a month ago, but alas, they are all on Blogger itself. The cache of the announcement gives a preview of what The Next Web reported earlier today that Google was rolling out to its users. The latest report from the Blogger Twitter follows:We are very sorry that users are unable to publish to Blogger right now. We have rolled back the maintenance release from last night and as a result, posts and comments from all users made after 7:37 am PDT on May 11, 2011 have been removed. Again, we apologize that this happened and our engineers are working hard to return Blogger to normal and restore your posts and comments. We will post a report once this work is complete.The company first debuted its redesign at this year’s SXSW, at which point it had more than a half a billion blog posts.Update: Despite tweets about the redesign and a story on The Next Web, Blogger has said that it was “not rolling out the new UI, but instead conducting a routine maintenance.”We’ve contacted Google for more information but haven’t heard back yet. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#news#web Related Posts mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

IPL scandal: 12 players, 3 new teams named in Mudgal report

first_imgMore than a dozen players from five different Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises with “unverified” allegations against them have been named in the sealed Justice Mukul Mudgal report on corruption in the IPL, said a report in The Indian Express on Thursday.The 12-13 players belong to Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, whose owners are already being investigated in the corruption scandal, and three other teams, said the report.The Express report said, “Besides the dozen-odd players from three teams, the confidential report has also listed allegations against at least three IPL office bearers, it is learnt… the report is also believed to contain allegations – based on recorded testimonies of witnesses – against owners of teams other than CSK and RR.”The Mudgal report, which was submitted to the apex court on February 10, had indicted Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan for being involved in ‘betting and passing on information’ regarding the Chennai Super Kings, of which he called himself ‘team principal’. While India Cements later tried to distance him from the franchise, the panel held that Gurunath was a ‘team official’ according to the definitions in the IPL code of conduct and operational rules. In addition, the panel raised questions over Srinivasan’s conflicts of interest, which it said could have “large scale ramifications” on cricket.It also wants further investigation into allegations of betting against Rajasthan Royals co-owners Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty. Perhaps the scariest aspect of the committee’s report was the links it found between the “players/administrators/politicians and declared terrorists and the underworld”.advertisementThe next date of hearing in the Supreme Court is April 16, the day the first phase of the seventh season of IPL begins in the UAE.last_img read more