Lawyers and kids connect through cyberspace

first_img Lawyers and kids connect through cyberspace Associate Editor After a long day as a Miami criminal defense lawyer, Mark Eiglarsh got home around 8 p.m., greeted his wife, gave his yellow lab pup a pat on the head, and checked his e-mail. He smiled. There it was again: another computer message from a sophomore at the Legal and Public Affairs Magnet at Miami Senior High asking another interesting question: “If George Bush catches Osama bin Laden and chooses to have secret trials, what would your feelings be as a former prosecutor?” Before he kicked back for the evening, Eiglarsh was happy to zap back a thoughtful answer. Summed up briefly, it went something like this: “I am not in favor of anything secretive. I already have problems with cameras not permitted in federal court. And a trial about something the entire nation has strong feelings about shouldn’t be kept from public view. On the other hand, if I were the lawyer representing him, I wouldn’t want to let anyone into the courtroom.” And so goes another day in the life of an “e-mentor” participating in a new project launched by the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. “It’s going spectacularly,” reports Eiglarsh, who co-chairs the bar association’s Schools Committee and serves on Dade’s YLD board of directors. “My mentee is a sophomore who has a 4.4 grade point average and is extremely communicative. I feared he would not be, but from Day One he has had no problem opening up.” His mentee, Daris Hechevarria, agrees the new e-mentoring experience is rolling along great with Eiglarsh, who was a state prosecutor before becoming a criminal defense lawyer, and loves to tell his war stories of what it’s really like in court. “My mentor is the perfect match for me, because I want to be in the FBI and my mentor is in criminal defense. We were made for each other,” says Hechevarria, who participates in his school’s mock trial team and plans to get a degree in criminology. Even e-mentoring has the power to carry a personal touch. “The idea of being matched up with someone who is in the field of work that you want to go into is genius. It is like having a friend that can tell you anything that you want to know about law. I personally love law, so this program is ideal for me,” Hechevarria says. That’s the idea of e-mentoring, a chance for high school students interested in a legal career to learn from real-life lawyers. And the give-and-take of ideas, feelings, and information is as easy as typing on a computer keyboard — mentoring that can be accomplished any time of day or night. The rules for the e-mentoring project say there must be at least one e-mail exchange a week. But the words are flowing freely for most mentors and mentees. “We e-mail most every day, and he always has questions for me. We’ve spoken not only about political issues and controversial issues. We also warmed up in the beginning with family issues. I learned he had a poodle growing up. I had to admit that I, too, had two French poodles growing up, but made him promise not to tell anyone. Now I have a yellow lab who’s 65 pounds,” Eiglarsh adds with a laugh. As a board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Eiglarsh has long known the satisfaction of mentoring children, and he admits the time and energy it takes to spend time with a child in person is more rewarding. But in the busy world of lawyering, he applauds the convenience of cyberspace connecting, and believes it, too, has the potential to make a positive difference in motivating and inspiring children. “Just knowing a concerned adult in a kid’s life is there ready to answer questions is very valuable,” Eiglarsh says. “It’s very, very accommodating to be able to communicate through this manner, because you have access to a device, 24-7.” And Hechevarria adds: “I used to never go online except for doing homework. But now I have something to look forward to every time I sign on.” In late October, the e-mentoring project kicked off with an opening event that provided a chance for the students to get to know their e-mentors face-to-face. As Justin Elegant, program coordinator of the e-mentoring project, and co-chair of the Schools Committee, described it: “In a private room in the back of the library, there were a group of mentors on one side and nervous mentees on the other. After some brief remarks, they were ordered to find their partner, with the same number on the name tag, and have some food and cake. Then they went off to different tables in the library and talked. Some talked for about an hour. It was so nice to see the relationships forming.” Elegant, who also serves on the advisory board of the legal magnet program at Miami High, said his goal was to link the school’s program and the young lawyers of the Dade County Bar Association. “I spent a lot of time researching programs throughout the country,” Elegant said. “I didn’t find one like this anywhere in the country.” Recently, he was very pleased to learn that just two weeks after the opening event, the American Bar Association YLD has nominated his program for presentation at its Spring Conference in May in Denver, Colorado. The program is coordinated at the school through lead teacher Ed Asper, who says: “The legal profession gets a bum rap about how cold and materialistic lawyers are, but lawyers are also very warm when it comes to students and education.. . . Even if these students never go into the profession, at least these students have been exposed to the law. And the whole community will benefit, because now we have been preparing better citizens.” E-mentoring is a lot more structured than back-and-forth computer messages between students and lawyers. Elegant crafted a 16-page document that outlines everything from general tips for successful mentoring (use spell check on all e-mail messages to ensure accuracy) to general tips for mentees (express feelings and emotions, be truthful and honest) to program structure (a minimum of weekly e-mails on Tuesday or Wednesday, and three required face-to-face meetings at Miami Senior High throughout the year) to safety policies (do not share your home address or phone number, no gift-giving of any kind). Elegant jump-starts the communication with topics of the week and appointed a steering committee of three lawyers — Leyza F. Blanco, Elizabeth B. Honkonen, and Misty Taylor — to closely monitor the progress and success of the mentoring relationships. The first week’s get-to-know-you topic started out casually: “What is your favorite food? Book? Movie? If you could have dinner with any two people, who and why?” The topic of the second week turned to serious current events: “What should the U.S. do with the site where the World Trade Center towers stood? Will the U.S. capture Osama bin Laden? Do you think that capturing bin Laden will solve the problem of terrorism? Why, or why not? Should the U.S. alter its immigration policies?” So far, the project involving 14 girls and eight boys is so popular, there is already a waiting list of mentors and mentees. Elegant said he wanted to keep it small so the program could be monitored closely to ensure its success. When Elegant kicked off the program with a little talk at Miami High, he explained the mission to the students as “enhancing your education with real work and career-type advice and to give you another positive adult role model to help you. Your mentor will be kind of a tutor, kind of a friend, somebody you can work with and learn from.” In the middle of his talk, Elegant tossed in the notion of networking and how to get summer jobs related to the law, and a student raised his hand and said, “I just want to thank you for working on this project.” When it came time to pair up mentors and mentees, Christi Sherouse, a Coral Gables attorney, couldn’t have been happier. “When my mentee walked into the room, before we even knew who we’d get, she caught my eye. We ended up being paired together, and it seems we have a lot in common. We’re clicking,” Sherouse says. “It was very, very easy to break the ice with her.” Her mentee, Leslie Molina, says: “How’s it going? Simply wonderful.. . . I’m grateful that they matched me up with Christienne, because we are a lot alike. Much like her, I’d like to be in the courtroom rather than do paper work, so speaking to her is very encouraging for my future plans.” Sherouse, once a prosecutor who now does mostly defense work, recalls she knew she wanted to be a lawyer when she was in high school. “But I didn’t know any lawyers. There were no lawyers in our family or family friends. I didn’t know what lawyers really do. How do lawyers spend their day? How do you get ready for court? I had a million questions.” Now, she’s volunteered to try to answer a million questions, and she’s loving it. What mentee Molina hopes to gain is “above all, a friendship with someone in the business I want to go into. I personally enjoy the company of older people and appreciate their advice, so I guess another friend. “Also, I think the experiences and stories she can share with me will either encourage me to continue with my ambition to become a lawyer or decide that perhaps there’s a better opportunity for me in another career field. Either way, I hope to gain a bit of wisdom.” Lawyer Sherouse says she is already getting something back from her e-mentoring experience: “My mentee is so bright and interested in making the world a better place. She’s interested in environmental law and goes out on the weekend and plants trees. She’s active in so many ways and so idealistic that she can make a difference. And that has resparked that idealism in me.” December 1, 2001 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News Lawyers and kids connect through cyberspacelast_img read more

Nassau Raises Age To Buy Tobacco To 21

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Teenagers will no longer be able to buy cigarettes anywhere on Long Island next week, once Nassau County follows its neighbors’ lead and raises the tobacco-purchasing age from 19 to 21.The Republican-controlled Nassau legislature unanimously passed Wednesday a bill increasing the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran plans to sign the bill into law Tuesday, according to her spokesman, who said the law will take effect immediately.“I am extremely heartened and gratified that the majority has finally recognized the urgency of enacting this legislation,” Legis. Arnie Drucker (D-Plainview), the bill’s sponsor, said before the vote at the panel’s general meeting.“All of our surrounding neighbors … had no trouble recognizing the need to make it more difficult for teenagers to pick up this nasty habit, which only guarantees one thing: A lifetime of debilitating health and illness and an abbreviated life, quite a few of which could have already been spared this addiction had this law been passed years ago,” he added.Suffolk and New York City enacted similar laws years ago. The Town of Hempstead and North Hempstead did the same, so the Nassau law will only impact tobacco retailers the Town of Oyster Bay. The New York State Legislature is considering raising the age from 18 to 21 statewide. Drucker’s predecessor, the late Legis. Judy Jacobs of Woodbury, had proposed similar legislation years ago, but could not get the bill passed by the GOP majority.Members of the audience cheered upon passage of the bill. During the public comment period before the vote, speakers who expressed support for the change included health professionals and people who lost relatives to cancer caused by smoking. The change comes amid rising concern over the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes.Those that violate the new law will face up to $1,500 fines.last_img read more

Local elections with national implications

first_imgWith Tenney the likely favorite for the Republican nominee, and her opponent George Phillips having already announced concession, she will face Brindisi again, but Krasno believes elections for the presidency and Senate spots will be more of an interest. Krasno emphasized those districts are traditionally Republican-leaning districts, but in 2018, they went blue, as current incumbents Anthony Brinidsi (NY-22) and Anthony Delgado (NY-19) claimed victory. Back in 2018, the race between Claudia Tenney and Brindisi for the congressional spot was hotly contested, with lots of national interest. Jonathan Krasno is a political science professor at Binghamton University, and commented on the key congressional races in the the NY-19 and NY-22 districts. If the Republicans are going to win back control of the House, it has to start somewhere, and it has to start in districts like these districts,” Krasno said. “The road back to a majority begins in NY-22nd, and probably in NY-19 as well.” This year, Krasno said it’s vital the Republicans win those districts in order to set themselves up for wins in other districts around New York State and the country. (WBNG) — The elections on Tuesday not only play an important role here in the Southern Tier, but they also have national implications as well.last_img read more

Coronavirus resurgence sidelines Israel’s annexation planning

first_imgThe Palestinians have rejected the Trump plan. European and Arab powers have warned of diplomatic blowback if Israel unilaterally annexes land Palestinians seek for a state.Netanyahu, meanwhile, is preoccupied with new coronavirus transmissions that aides said could necessitate renewed lockdowns. Unemployment has hit a record 21% and anti-government protests have turned increasingly violent.A poll by the non-partisan Israel Democracy Institute on Tuesday found only 29.5% of the public trust Netanyahu’s handling of the crisis.There has been open opposition from Gantz’s Blue and White party, which makes it hard to persuade Washington that any annexations would enjoy sweeping Israeli support. A coronavirus resurgence in Israel and divisions within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government have sidelined its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, officials said.Although the conservative Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, his centrist coalition partner, agreed the government could begin moving on annexation as of July 1, there has been “close to zero” cabinet-level discussion on the issue, one senior minister told Reuters.And with no agreement with Washington yet on the modalities of the move under a peace proposal announced by President Donald Trump, any step soon to extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank seems unlikely. “It’s a matter of right plan, wrong time,” a senior Blue and White minister said. “We are in the middle of the biggest crisis Israel has seen in decades…and it would be irresponsible and insensitive to tend to anything else at the moment.”Gantz has predicted the crisis could last until late 2021.Another official, who requested anonymity, said more than a week had passed since Israeli delegates last spoke to US envoys on annexation under the Trump blueprint, which envisages Israeli sovereignty over up to 30% of West Bank land.Asked for comment, Netanyahu’s office said it had “no updates at this time”.Several ministers from Netanyahu’s Likud party want the move implemented now. Some privately voice concern that Trump’s attention will drift as the November presidential election approaches, and that presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden has come out against annexation. Topics :last_img read more

GO-TIME: Governor Wolf Announces 250,000 Pennsylvanians Have Registered to Vote Online in Less Than a Year

first_img August 04, 2016 GO-TIME,  Innovation,  Press Release,  Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that more than a quarter million Pennsylvanians have used the state’s new online voter registration (OVR) application to register to vote in less than a year since the system was launched. OVR is one of multiple projects launched by Governor Wolf to provide commonwealth residents with more online tools that improve customer service and make interacting with state services easier.“The primary goal of online voter registration is reduce the burden of participating in the electoral process and today’s announcement is a testament to the success and popularity of the online voter application launched under my administration,” Governor Wolf said. “Putting more services online has been a priority of my administration as state government must be adaptive to consumer behavior. OVR both makes registering more convenient and reduces costs for county governments.”As of this week, 251,171 Pennsylvanians have used register.votespa.com to register for the first time. A total of 445,475 total applications have been processed since August of last year when voter registration change applications are included.“Back in August 2015 when OVR was launched in Pennsylvania, we were the 23rd state to introduce the online alternative to paper applications. Today, a year later, there are at least 32 jurisdictions including the District of Columbia offering online registration,” Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés said. “OVR has proven to be a faster, more convenient and easier option than traditional paper registration. Whether registering for the first time or updating their voter records, Pennsylvanians are embracing OVR.”The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) is working with state agencies to find ways to improve customer service and encourage innovation for state services.  OVR is just one example of new or improved online applications of state services launched under the Wolf Administration, including DCNR’s revamped State Park reservation system, PennDOT’s new plow tracking system, and the Governor’s Goals website.The OVR site, launched in August 2015, can link to electronic signatures on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. As of March 2016, registrants can also upload their signature with technology similar to that used by banks for mobile check deposit.Pennsylvania’s OVR system is available in English and Spanish. The latest protocols in data security have been built into the system and are constantly monitored and updated.The deadline to register to vote for the November general election is October 11.To learn more about online voter registration, check the frequently asked questions at www.votesPA.com.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img GO-TIME: Governor Wolf Announces 250,000 Pennsylvanians Have Registered to Vote Online in Less Than a Yearlast_img read more

Facebook Preparing for Up to $5 Billion Fine Due to Data Privacy Issues

first_imgFacebook expects federal regulators to hit the social media company with a massive fine resulting from several recent data privacy scandals.Executives with the company said on Wednesday that the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation could result a fine ranging anywhere from $3 billion to $5 billion.Facebook has set aside $3 billion in legal expenses tied to the investigation, an action which cut into the company’s profit. In the first quarter of this year, the social media site reported $2.4 billion in profit, which is down 51 percent from a year ago.The fine, if levied, would become Facebook’s first financial penalty in the United States since last year’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. Since that time, Facebook has faced additional public and government scrutiny for not being fully transparent regarding where and how it shares its users’ data.Facebook signed a 2011 consent agreement with the FTC, in which it was required to implement a “comprehensive privacy program” and to also get “express consent” from users before sharing their information.Former FTC officials believe the agency will apply the fine due to the public attention Facebook has received from the data privacy issues.last_img read more

Other Sports Youth Olympics: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga creates history, bags India’s first gold medal

first_imgNew Delhi: Jeremy Lalrinnunga marked his name in the history books by claiming India’s first gold medal in the Youth Olympics history after lifting a total weight of 274 kg to bag the top spot in the men’s 62 kg category in the Buenos Aires on Monday.A product of the Army Sports Institute, Lalrinnunga started with a 2 kg lead over Turkey’s Cancer Toptas following the snatch category, and begun the clean and jerk after all his competitors had finished all their three lifts. He finished with an 11 kg advantage over silver medallist Toptas after his initial lift of 142 kg that was followed by an impressive 150 kg lift in the third attempt to complete his overall lift of 274 kg.Lalrinnunga’s brilliant effort puts an end to India’s long wait for the shiny yellow metal. India had clinched a total of seven silver medals in the first two editions of the Games.Shooters Mehuli Ghosh and Shahu Mane missed out on the gold in the women’s and men’s 10m Air Rifle events while Judoga Tababi Devi was defeated in the girl 44 kg final against Venezuela’s Maria Gimenez. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img— The Canadian Grand Prix has become the latest Formula One race to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Montreal race was scheduled to take place June 12-14. It is the ninth F1 race to be postponed so far, with the French GP on June 26 now the set to be the opening event of the season.— Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki’s farewell to tennis — an exhibition match against good friend Serena Williams — is being postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The last tournament of the 29-year-old Wozniacki’s professional career came in January at the Australian Open. The Dane won her Grand Slam title there in 2018. She was supposed to face off against 23-time major champion Williams in Copenhagen on May 18 in a match dubbed “The Final One.”— Two of the biggest meetings in the British horse racing calendar have been postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite previous hopes that the sport could return by the start of May. The Jockey Club says the Guineas Festival at Newmarket on May 2-3 and the English Derby Festival at Epsom on June 5-6 will not be staged on those dates.— The Italian and Catalan MotoGP races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The motorcycling series has yet to start its season. Eight MotoGP races have now been called off because of the virus.— South Korea’s professional baseball league says it hopes to start practice games between teams on April 21 before possibly opening the season in early May. The Korea Baseball Organization says the plans are contingent on the country’s coronavirus caseload continuing to slow. The KBO will advise players to wear face masks in locker rooms and require them to download smartphone apps to report their daily health status to league officials. Toppin, along with Saddiq Bey of Villanova, Luka Garza of Iowa, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Peyton Pritchard of Oregon, also won positional awards from the Basketball Hall of Fame.The winners were announced Tuesday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” broadcast. They are usually honored at the College Basketball Awards in Los Angeles, which was scheduled for Friday, but got canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.Toppin is the first player from Dayton to win the Wooden Award and the first Atlantic-10 Conference player to do so since Jameer Nelson of St. Joseph’s in 2004. Toppin averaged 20 points, 7.0 rebounds and shot 60% from the field. He led the nation in dunks with a school-record 107 and his 190 career slams also set a school mark.Wooden Award voting took place from March 16-23.Toppin also received the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year. CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is sending a letter to thousands of former student-athletes, asking them to speak with investigators from a law firm it hired to lead a probe into a deceased doctor accused of molesting people.The Ann Arbor school says Tuesday the letter is going out to most of the 6,800 former student-athletes who were on campus between the mid-1960s and the early 2000s.Many men say they were molested by Dr. Robert E. Anderson while seeking treatment for various injuries.Anderson died in 2008. He worked at the university for decades until his retirement in 2003.NASCAR HALL OF FAME Cave’s wife, Emily, said earlier on Instagram that doctors were “fighting to keep him alive” in surgery. “We need a miracle,” Emily Cave wrote. “Please pray for my husband and best friend.”The 25-year-old Cave scored one goal in 11 games with Edmonton this season. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-AWARDSDayton’s Obi Toppin wins Wooden Award as top hoops playerBRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Obi Toppin of Dayton won the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s outstanding college basketball player. Sale is expected to miss 14 to 15 months, which would put him on track to return in the middle of the 2021 season.NFL-CAM NEWTONNewton feels like ‘fish out of water’CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he feels like a “fish out of water” being a free agent for the first time in his nine-year NFL career.Newton says being released by the Carolina Panthers left him with a chip on his shoulder that has “turned into family-size real quick.” Newton made the comments during a conversation with Thunder guard Chris Paul on Instagram Live. — Former ice hockey player Roger Chappot of Switzerland has died due to COVID-19. He was 79. Chappot played more than 100 games for Switzerland’s national team, including at the 1964 Winter Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation says Chappot was first treated at a hospital two weeks ago. He returned home before his condition became worse and he was admitted to an intensive care unit.VIRUS-OLYMPIC QUALIFYINGAthletes already qualified for Tokyo Games get to keep spotsUNDATED (AP) — About 6,500 athletes who already have earned their spots in the Tokyo Olympics are in for 2021. The International Olympic Committee made it official under redrawn qualifying regulations released Tuesday.The IOC postponed the games by a year due to the new coronavirus. They’ll now be held July 23 through Aug. 8 next year. The new deadline for qualifying is June 29, 2021. Burton, Earnhardt, Edwards headline Hall of Fame nomineesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards are among the new nominees for NASCAR’s next Hall of Fame class.Janet Guthrie returns as a nominee in the Landmark category after a one-year absence.The voting structure was changed for this year. There are three ballots: one for Modern candidates, one for Pioneer candidates and one for Landmark candidates.Two entries from the 10 Modern candidates will be elected, along with one entry apiece from the five-candidate Pioneer and Landmark categories. OLY-TOKYO-FLAMETokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclearTOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. And it’s not clear when it will reappear again or where.The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 26. After the Tokyo Olympics and the torch relay were postponed until next year, the flame was put on display in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima. It was removed after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued a state-of-emergency order to combat the coronavirus.Tokyo organizers are expected to keep the flame for the short-term. —The Redskins are weighing drafting Ohio State pass-rusher Chase Young with the second overall pick against the possibility of trading down. New coach Ron Rivera says he has a good idea in the back of his mind what Washington will do with the No. 2 pick. Young to the Redskins has looked like a slam dunk assuming the Cincinnati Bengals select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first.NHL-OILERS-CAVEOilers’ Cave out of emergency surgery, remains in comaUNDATED (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave is out of emergency surgery after suffering a brain bleed.The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave’s brain Tuesday. He remains in a medically induced coma at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. April 8, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL commissioner says season may not be completedUNDATED (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has raised the possibility of not being able to complete the regular season. During an interview on NBCSN, he stressed that all options remain on the table. Bettman said the league is hoping to have a clearer picture of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the next few weeks, and that “nothing has been ruled in and nothing ruled out.”Bettman said the ideal scenario would be to complete the season to determine playoff seedings in fairness to teams involved in tightly contested races in both conferences. However, he adds: “We understand that may not be possible.”The live interview broadcast Tuesday marked the first time Bettman has mentioned the possibility of the league not being able to complete the regular season. There were 189 games remaining when play was postponed on March 12.In other developments related to the coronavirus:— The Canadian Football League is the latest sports league to postpone play because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFL, which was scheduled to kick off the regular season on June 11, announced Tuesday that the season won’t start before the beginning of July. Update on the latest in sports: In other college basketball news:—Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of eligibility. Smith averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as a sophomore, helping the Terrapins to a 24-7 finish and a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. The 6-foot-10 star ranked first in the conference and third nationally with 21 double-doubles.Meanwhile, Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draftUNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTORU. of Michigan reaching out to ex-athletes about late doctor He didn’t give any indication where he might be interested in signing.The 2015 league MVP played in only two games last season and is coming off foot surgery. He hasn’t been able to meet with NFL teams due to the coronavirus travel restrictions.In other NFL news:—The Las Vegas Raiders have signed defensive back Damarious Randall to a one-year contract in their latest move to try to upgrade a porous defense. The Raiders announced the signing after agreeing to the deal last week. The Raiders signed Randall to a $3.25 million contract after another deal with cornerback Eli Apple fell through. The 27-year-old Randall was a first-round pick by Green Bay in 2015 with experience playing outside cornerback, in the slot and at both safety positions.—Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1960, has died. He was 82. The Eagles announced Tuesday that Brown died on Saturday. Brown was the first NFL player to return two kickoffs for touchdowns in the same game, doing it in a 24-23 win over Dallas on November 6, 1966. Brown was inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame in 1996. He is sixth on the franchise’s all-time list for touchdowns with 62.  Individual international sports federations will still be in charge of their qualifying procedures. But they have agreed to let athletes keep spots they already have earned.MLB-RED SOX-SALESale: No regrets about surgeryBOSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is confident he can return as a stronger pitcher following his rehab.  Sale had the procedure on his left elbow last month. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success. Associated Press The flame is expected to be used by the International Olympic Committee in 2021 as a symbol of the fight against the pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Latham(103 not out), and Taylor (95), combine to take New Zealand to victory

first_img…Virat Kohli hits 31st century in ODIsBy Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI (Reuters) – Tom Latham hit a masterful unbeaten hundred and added 200 in a stand with Ross Taylor to help New Zealand to a comfortable six-wicket victory over India in the first one-day international at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.`Chasing 281 for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, the touring side reached their target with six balls to spare on a hot and humid night at the ground overlooking the Arabian Sea.Latham remained unbeaten on 103 while Taylor was out on 95 with the side just one run away from the win.India captain Virat Kohli hit 121 off 125 deliveries to register his 31st century in ODIs and anchor the hosts to 280 for eight after winning the toss and opting to bat.New Zealand’s chase got off to a decent start with an opening stand of 48 between Martin Guptill and Colin Munro but India fought back with three quick wickets to reduce them to 80 for three.With the hosts boasting wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in their bowling armoury, few would have placed a wager on New Zealand winning from that stage but Taylor and Latham had other ideas.Tom Latham went brought up his maiden ODI hundred in Asia, helping New Zealand to a 1-0 lead in the series.Chahal and Yadav played a big part in India winning nine of their last 10 ODIs against Sri Lanka and Australia but the New Zealand batting pair made them ineffective, using powerful sweep shots and deft placements.The 25-year-old Latham brought up his fourth ODI hundred in 95 balls, his innings studded with eight fours and two sixes.Earlier, New Zealand paceman Trent Boult gave his side an ideal start with the ball in his first spell, sending back India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma cheaply while conceding just seven runs in his five overs.Kedar Jadhav then fell for 12 to left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, reducing India to 71-3 and leaving Kohli to rebuild the innings through a 73-run fourth-wicket stand with Dinesh Karthik.The 32-year-old Karthik, who did not play India’s last two series against Sri Lanka and Australia, scored 37 before giving paceman Tim Southee the first of his three wickets.Kohli, who was dropped on 29 by Santner off seamer Colin de Grandhomme, also added 57 for the fifth wicket with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (25).Boult returned to peg back India with the wickets of Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, who made 16, and finished with figures of 4-35 from his 10 overs.Playing his 200th 50-over match, Kohli brought up his three-figure mark with a single off Southee, overtaking former Australia batsman Ricky Ponting to climb to second spot on the list of most ODI hundreds behind Sachin Tendulkar (49).Kohli, who will turn 29 next month, hit nine boundaries and two sixes before falling to Southee in the final over of India’s innings.Pune will host the second ODI on Wednesday.Tom Latham went brought up his maiden ODI hundred in Asia, helping New Zealand to a 1-0 lead in the series.Virat Kohli raises bat to celebrate r his 31st ODI ton.INDIA InningsRo. Sharma b Boult 20S. Dhawan c Latham b Boult 9V. Kohli c Boult b Southee 121K. Jadhav c&b Santner 12D. Karthik c Munro b Southee 37M. Dhoni c Guptill b Boult 25H. Pandya c Williamson b Boult 16B. Kumar c Nicholls b Southee 26K. Yadav not out 0Extras (lb-4 w-10) 14Total (for 8 wickets, 50 overs) 280Fall of wickets: 1-16 S. Dhawan,2-29 Ro. Sharma,3-71 K. Jadhav,4-144 D. Karthik,5-201 M. Dhoni,6-238 H. Pandya,7-270 V. Kohli,8-280 B. KumarDid not bat: J. Bumrah, Y. ChahalBowling:T. Southee 10 – 0 – 73 – 3,T. Boult 10 – 1 – 35 – 4(w-2),A. Milne 9 – 0 – 62 – 0(w-3),M. Santner 10 – 0 – 41 – 1(w-3),C. de Grandhomme 4 – 0 – 27 – 0(w-1),C. Munro 7 – 0 – 38 – 0(w-1)NEW ZEALAND InningsM. Guptill c Karthik b H. Pandya 32C. Munro c Karthik b Bumrah 28K. Williamson c Jadhav b K. Yadav 6R. Taylor c Chahal b B. Kumar 95T. Latham not out 103H. Nicholls not out 4Extras (lb-11 w-5) 16Total (for 4 wickets, 49 overs) 284Fall of wickets: 1-48 C. Munro,2-62 K. Williamson,3-80 M. Guptill,4-280 R. TaylorDid not bat: C. de Grandhomme, M. Santner, A. Milne, T. Southee, T. BoultBowling: B. Kumar 10 – 0 – 56 – 1(w-2),J. Bumrah 9 – 0 – 56 – 1(w-1),K. Yadav 10 – 0 – 64 – 1,H. Panda 10 – 0 – 46 – 1(w-2),Y. Chahal 10 – 0 – 51 – 0last_img

‘Drop your friend’ – Wallace bemoans Holder’s lack of aggression

first_imgFORMER West Indies and Barbados batsman Philo Wallace has pointed to team captain Jason Holder’s lack of aggressive killer instinct as one of the issues that affected the regional team in its recent loss to England.  The 28-year-old all-rounder has faced expected scrutiny in recent days, following a mid-series collapse against the Englishmen, which clouded over a promising start to the series.Holder had marshalled his troops to an impressive four-wicket win to begin the tour but the introduction of pace bowler Stuart Broad midway the second Test coincided with the team coming apart at the seams, with displays of less effective bowling and dismal batting.Wallace believes a more aggressive stance from the typically laid-back captain would have been more beneficial.“Jason handled the side well in the first Test match.  We won that match convincingly. If you look at the second match and the third and how he handled them, again, we see deficiencies in his aggression. I don’t think he’s aggressive enough,” Wallace told the Mason and Guest radio programme.“I don’t think he’s aggressive enough. When Ben Stokes decided to come around the wicket we saw things change. We didn’t see a lot of aggression from our captain and that’s why bowlers did not show the aggression,” he added.Wallace was also highly critical of Holder’s continuing support for a struggling Shai Hope during the series.“Obviously, when Jason decided to continually defend Hope, it’s a massive statement to defend a man who hasn’t scored runs in Test match cricket for a long time.  Yet, you have the extra batsman available to you and you did not play him,” Wallace said.“You went down the road with Shai Hope and Shai Hope did not deliver for you, so that is a massive responsibility for a captain to take on board,” he added.“Sometimes we need to be honest with ourselves about West Indies cricket.  If West Indies cricket is to move forward, sometimes you have to make some harsh decisions.  You have to drop your friend to bring in the man who will fight and perform for you.  You cannot pick a friend and keep getting beaten.” (Sportsmax)last_img read more