South Korea, China cast doubt over reports North Korean leader Kim gravely ill

first_imgHowever, two South Korean government officials rejected the CNN report without elaborating on whether Kim had undergone surgery. The presidential Blue House said there were no unusual signs coming from the reclusive, nuclear-capable state.Kim is the unquestioned leader of North Korea and of its nuclear arsenal. He has no clear successor and any instability in the country could be a major international risk.An official at the Chinese Communist Party’s International Liaison Department, which deals with North Korea, told Reuters the source did not believe Kim was critically ill. China is North Korea’s only major ally.South Korean shares exposed to North Korea tumbled and the Korean won fell on the reports. The won traded down more than 1% against the dollar even as South Korean government sources said Kim was not gravely ill. South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ill after media outlets said he had undergone a cardiovascular procedure and was in “grave danger”.Daily NK, a Seoul-based specialty website, reported late on Monday, citing one unnamed source in North Korea, that Kim was recovering after undergoing the procedure on April 12. The North Korean leader is believed to be about 36.CNN cited a US official with direct knowledge of the matter as saying Washington was “monitoring intelligence” that Kim was in grave danger after surgery. Bloomberg quoted an unnamed US official as saying the White House was told that Kim took a turn for the worse after the surgery. US stock futures were trading 0.5% lower, but it was not clear how much of that weakness was owing to the collapse in US oil prices and consequent concerns over global demand.Daily NK said Kim had been admitted to hospital on April 12, just hours before the cardiovascular procedure, as his health had deteriorated since August due to heavy smoking, obesity and overwork.It said he was now receiving treatment at a villa in the Mount Myohyang resort north of the capital Pyongyang.”My understanding is that he had been struggling [with cardiovascular problems] since last August but it worsened after repeated visits to Mount Paektu,” a source was quoted as saying, referring to the country’s sacred mountain.Accompanied by senior North Korean figures, Kim took two well-publicized rides on a stallion on the snowy slopes of the mountain in October and December.”Unlikely to leak”An authoritative US source familiar with internal US government reporting on North Korea questioned the CNN report that Kim was in “grave danger”.”Any credible direct reporting having to do with Kim would be highly compartmented intelligence and unlikely to leak to the media,” a Korea specialist working for the US government said on condition of anonymity.Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, declined to comment on the reports of Kim’s health.”We are regularly gathering and analyzing information about North Korea with great concern,” he said. “We will keep gathering and analyzing information regarding North Korea by collaborating with other countries such as the US”Kim’s potential health issues could fuel uncertainty over the future of the reclusive state’s dynastic rule and stalled denuclearisation talks with the United States, issues in which Kim wields absolute authority.Speculation about Kim’s health first arose following his absence from the anniversary of the birthday of its founding father and Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, on April 15.On April 12, North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong Un had visited an airbase and observed drills by fighter jets and attack aircraft.Two days later North Korea launched multiple short-range anti-ship cruise missiles into the sea and Sukhoi jets fired air-to-surface missiles as part of military exercises.The missile launches were part of the celebrations for Kim’s grandfather, Seoul officials said, but there was no North Korea state media report on his attendance or the tests.Reporting from inside North Korea is notoriously difficult, especially on matters concerning the country’s leadership, given tight controls on information. There have been false and conflicting reports in the past on matters related to its leaders.Kim is a third-generation hereditary leader who rules North Korea with an iron-fist, taking over the titles of head of state and commander in chief of the military since late 2011.In recent years Kim has launched a diplomatic offensive to promote both himself as a world leader and his hermit kingdom, holding three meetings with US President Donald Trump, four with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and five with China’s President Xi Jinping.He was the first North Korean leader to cross the border into South Korea to meet Moon in 2018. Both Koreas are technically still at war, as the Korean War of 1950-53 ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.Kim has sought to have international sanctions against his country eased, but has refused to dismantle his nuclear weapons program, a steadfast demand by the United States.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Weekly Update: Resurfacing PA, Protecting Students, and Standing up for Public Education

first_imgOur nurses care for us during the most difficult of circumstances. I want to ensure PA nurses are supported in their daily jobs and in their careers so that they can deliver the most appropriate levels of care to patients throughout the commonwealth. https://t.co/x7SpMTHDUI— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 24, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 29, 2018 Weekly Update: Resurfacing PA, Protecting Students, and Standing up for Public Education The Blog,  Weekly Update Resurface PALast Thursday, Governor Wolf announced Resurface PA, which is a statewide initiative that will accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania. A significant of this program’s funding is through savings that have accumulated since the governor took office in 2015.Governor Wolf directed PennDOT to dedicate as many resources as possible to pothole and pavement repairs. The department has prioritized $22.3 million for immediate pothole repairs through June 30, which translates into nearly 30,000 tons of patching material. An additional $7 million will be invested in seven interstate maintenance projects covering potholes and other repairs on 78 miles of roads this year.Gun SafetyIn the wake of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas, Governor Wolf reiterated his call for state lawmakers to pass gun safety measures to his desk last Monday. This includes Senate Bill 501 which would keep guns away from domestic abusers as well as taking action to close a loophole allowing high-powered long guns, including AR-15s, to be bought without a background check by Pennsylvania State Police.“It has been more than three months since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, yet state lawmakers have failed to pass any gun safety measures to my desk. Now, after another massacre has taken the lives of innocent kids, we must act.”Schools that TeachOn Tuesday, Governor Wolf announced his opposition to Senate Bill 2, which would take scarce resources that currently go to public schools and direct them to private schools.“I have fought to protect public education and restore the state funding cut from our public schools under the previous administration. Senate Bill 2 would take us backwards and could mean many millions of dollars being cut from public schools. We need to invest in Pennsylvania’s public schools and improve education for all students. Every child deserves a quality education, no matter where they live.”The Wolf administration also secured funding to recruit and help military veterans who are considering a career in teaching this week. Last Thursday, Governor Wolf announced that $1.6 million will be used as part of the Troops for Teachers program, which will enable veterans to bring their knowledge and skills to Pennsylvania’s classrooms.Lastly, Governor Wolf was pleased to issue a statement of support for the appointment of Dr. Daniel Greenstein as the Pennsylvania State System of High Education’s next chancellor last Monday.Governor Wolf’s Week, May 20, 2018 – May 26, 2018Monday, 5/21/18After Texas Shooting, Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety MeasuresGovernor Wolf Statement on Selection of Dr. Daniel Greenstein as PA State System of Higher Education ChancellorTuesday, 5/22/18Wolf Administration Welcomes 20 Students with Disabilities for Summer Internship ProgramGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support Family Farming Operations in Seven CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces New Funding for Nine Projects to Promote Energy Efficiency and Spur Economic DevelopmentGovernor Wolf Opposes Voucher Plan That Would Cut Public School FundingThursday, 5/24/18Governor Wolf Announces Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative to Attack Potholes, Effects of Long WinterGovernor Wolf Announces Approval of Grant to Provide Manufacturing and Employability Skills to Young Adults in Berks CountyGovernor Wolf Announces $1.6 Million for Troops for Teachers ProgramGovernor Wolf Discusses Workforce Development and Safe Staffing with Pittsburgh-area NursesFriday, 5/25/18Wolf Administration Announces Investments to Improve 14 AirportsHighlights from TwitterPA had a long, difficult winter this year that caused potholes and other pavement challenges across PA. Today I announced an additional $180 million through my #ResurfacePA initiative to take immediate action to fix potholes and make our roads safer. https://t.co/Tjn74DbFBS pic.twitter.com/QIABTi13Vy— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) May 24, 2018last_img read more

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

first_img Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug by: Associated Free Press – June 28, 2017 NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) —The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, the NGO Unit aid said Wednesday.The drug, Dolutegravir (DTG) is the anti-retroviral drug of choice for those living with HIV in developed countries, but its high price has put it out of reach for most struggling with the disease in Africa.“The generic DTG has two advantages: on the one hand, it is very good from a pharmaceutical point of view. On the other hand, it is much cheaper,” said Robert Matiru of Unitaid, which works to reduce the costs of medicines treating AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria.He described the drug as “the most effective HIV treatment currently on the market.”A box of 30 pills of DTG, which lasts a month, costs between US$25 (21 euros) and US$50. The generic version only costs US$4.Kenya has already started rolling out the new drug, which will initially be provided for free to 27,000 people living with HIV who are intolerant to the side effects of the current best drug used in the country.It will become available nationwide later in the year, and will also be rolled out in Nigeria and Uganda.The drug is easier to take than those currently on the market, requiring only one pill a day, causing fewer side effects, and patients are less likely to develop resistance, said Matiru.Around 37 million people live with HIV/AIDS around the world, 70 per cent of them in Africa, according to 2015 statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share 28 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Nobody hurt after person struck by car on S.R. 1

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – It was a close call between a person and car on State Road 1 Friday.Around 7:30 p.m., Franklin County dispatchers said the southbound lane was closed after a vehicle struck a pedestrian.A man was walking along the road when he was clipped by the mirror of a passing vehicle, dispatchers said. He was not seriously hurt.The road reopened following the investigation.last_img

Suspect detained in Tennessee for hit-and-run in Boca Raton

first_imgAn arrest has been made by authorities in Cleveland, Tennessee for a hit and ran that occurred in Boca Raton.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a driver hit and ran over his girlfriend Monday morning in Boca. A trooper spotted the girlfriend who appeared to be waving him down, and before he can get over to her a Honda Civic ran her over.The trooper stayed to help the victim while the driver fled the scene.24-year-old William Alex Sidney Pantaleon was detained and taken into custody on Tuesday in Cleveland, Tennessee.Pantaleon is facing an attempted murder charge and will be extradited back to Palm Beach County, officials say.Reports say the victim suffered serious injuries but is expected to make a full recovery.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Andre Russell shows his genius with his calculated, brutal hitting

first_img New Delhi: Andre Russell has been the X-factor for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2019. In the first two games against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab, the West Indies all-rounder showed his class by changing the game in the death overs with his power-hitting. The blueprint that Russell has followed in the first two games of the IPL has been simple – Take a few balls to settle down, target the best bowler in the length, forget the length, just see ball and hit ball. The plan worked against Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. After being reprieved by Mohammed Shami courtesy a no-ball against Kings XI Punjab, Russell tore Andrew Tye apart and the onslaught made the difference.Against Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Russell was confronted with a different situation. Kolkata Knight Riders were struggling at 64/5 after 10 overs and it needed a slight alteration in Russell’s blueprint of batting. Apart from the four above-mentioned factors, Russell had to gauge the situation and bail the side out. In normal circumstances, any batsman would have played cautiously and gotten his eye in. Not Russell. He added a new dimension to his batting, which was attack irrespective of the situation. highlights Russell showed his intentions by muscling Amit Mishra for a six over long off. Kolkata Knight Riders knew momentum was with them when the West Indies all-rounder decided to target Sandeep Lamichhane, the Nepal legspinner who had figures of 3-0-12-1 heading into his final over. After a boundary by Dinesh Karthik, Russell mauled Lamichhane over deep midwicket and another one straight down the ground for another massive six.The match had swung decisively in Kolkata Knight Riders’ favour and Russell survived a scary moment when a beamer from Harshal Patel hit him flush on the left shoulder which required treatment. Harshal had inflicted some physical pain, but Russell decided to inflict some mental pain. A streaky inside-edge off Morris for a four to fine leg was followed with another huge six straight down the ground. Harshal came into the attack for the 16th over and on the last two balls, Russell blasted him straight down the ground, one 98 meters and one close to 100 meters to dent Delhi Capitals severely.When Russell pulled Kagiso Rabada for a four to deep midwicket, Russell had notched a fifty off just 23 balls. It mirrored his earlier efforts in the IPL when he smashed a fifty off 19 balls against Chennai Super Kings in 2015 at the Eden Gardens and once again off 25 balls against Chennai Super Kings at the same venue and in the same year. After heaving a full ball to deep midwicket and squeezing a yorker to deep backward point, it seemed Russell would be unstoppable but his innings ended when he top-edged a short ball from Morris to be caught at long leg.Russell’s display at the Feroz Shah Kotla unfurled a new side to his batting, which was calculated, brutal hitting and not just wild slogging. That is the power of Dre Russ in the IPL. Andre Russell went past 1000 runs in the IPL after this knock.Kolkata Knight Riders are on top in IPL 2019.Andre Russell has smashed a fifty off just 23 balls. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Bryan, McRae flawless in first round of Seniors Partners versus Juniors TT battle

first_imgNIGEL Bryan and Curtis McRae stormed to a 3-0 win in their opening clash of the Seniors Partners with Juniors Table Tennis Team tournament last evening at the Malteenoes Sports Club.The two-day event, which is organised by senior national players Shemar Britton and Joel Alleyne, attracted 18 players (nine juniors and nine seniors who have paired up to form nine teams). Group One has four teams and Group Two five. Last evening the round robin battles took place with the semi-finals and finals scheduled for this evening at the same venue.In their opener, former national champion Bryan and McRae were able to better the pair of Elishaba Johnson and Christopher Barrow 13-11, 11-1 and 11-8.  The 3-0 win was followed up by a tense senior clash with Bryan and Johnson. Johnson had played excellent table tennis to surge to a 2-0 lead (11-9, 11-7), but Bryan fought back hard to win three consecutive games (11-7, 11-5, 11-7) to keep his side flawless.The clash ended when McRae overcame Barrow in an exciting clash 13-11, 5-11 8-11, 11-6 and 11-8.Britton and Yeudistir Persaud claimed a 3-1 victory when they challenged Orin Hickerson and Niron Bissu.  In an exciting doubles clash, the eventual winners prevailed 3-2 (11-7, 11-3, 5-11, 6-11 and 119), while Britton thrashed Bissu 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-3). Persaud was competitive against Hickerson, and won two games, but the senior emerged victorious 3-2 (8-11, 11-6, 11-13, 11-6, 11-6).In the battle of the seniors, former Caribbean U-21 champion Britton made no mistakes as he won 11-8, 11-6, 11-4, for a 3-1 overall victory. The lone female in the competition, U-18 champion Thuraia Thomas and seasoned senior player Christopher Franklyn also got past the team of Warren Hackshaw and Isaiah Layne.Franklyn and Thomas won the doubles 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-8), while Franklyn defeated Hackshaw 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 before U-18 National Schools’ male champion Layne got the better of his female counterpart Thomas 11-8, 11-8 and 11-9.National captain Franklyn then eased past Layne 11-7, 11-9 and 11-6. According to Alleyne, the idea of the competition was to bring greater camaraderie between the seniors and the juniors.  He added that the event was geared to help the players learn from each other.The GTTA, which has sanctioned the competition, sponsored the trophies, while the entrance fee of $2 000 per team will go towards a social gathering today at the same venue.last_img read more

Joy Sports FCPPL Season Review: Top 10 flops

first_imgAshGold are the champions. And everyone else is a loser. Or something like that. As part of our season reviews, the Joy Sports team looks at those players who showed so much promise, yet gave us so little.Stephen Amos profiles ten for Joy Sports.–Gilbert Fiamenyo (Hearts):He was voted the league’s best player in January. Those were happier times for the big forward, who showed it was just flattery. Five goals in the first three games and you would have thought Fiamenyo’s breakthrough season at Hearts is finally here. Perhaps a minimum of 20 goals? But no, he chose to press the self-destruct button. How? After extending his tally to EIGHT goals with that brace against B.A United on match day 11 in March, the ugly head of egos set in on Fiamenyo’s part vis-à-vis his colleagues and technical team.  The bulky 23-year-old forward began having problems with teammates and even had a bust-up with his team manager. Gilbert (above, pictured) took on an I’m-the-main-man-now-so-show-me-some-respect attitude. And it failed him beautifully. Probably, he must have been misunderstood but these behind-the-scenes events affected him on the pitch. He lost his form and turned into a bench warmer towards the end of the first round..and then and for the rest of the season. Fiamenyo still managed to chalk 18 games this season, three of which were subs appearances (vs. AshGold, Hasaacas and Kotoko in the second round).–Elvis Opoku (Aduana):He was their big signing after the release of flop Kofi Owusu (whose fortunes, ironically, rather turned at new club Berekum Chelsea where he’s just become the league goal king). Opoku, the FA Cup goal king last season with lower tier side Bibiani Gold Stars arrived with so much promise but got to know the difference in standards and competition at the top division. He gave a fair first round performance and then completely lost the plot in the second. A lack of goals from Opoku (below, pictured) is probably a key reason why Aduana fizzled out of the title chase in the last weeks of the season. –Samuel Afful (Hasaacas):Most Promising Player of the 2013/14 season, he remained just that:  PROMISING. Maybe that bad run may end this season. But this was really supposed to be his time to shine and many said so. Sadly, Afful (right, below pictured) couldn’t light up the league and his four goals is a serious indictment on the Ghana U-20 forward. To cut him some slack, he might have been affected by that ‘dramatic’ omission from the Black Satellites squad to the U-20 World Cup. His frustrations led him to receive a needless red card against WAFA in Sogakope. –Tamimu Muntari (Liberty):Three seasons it’s been and the highly-rated winger is still unable to, at least, match that form he displayed at former club Tudu Mighty Jets before their relegation. Somehow, but his clear potential still got him a place in the Black Meteors squad at the All Africa Games. And the one-goal scorer in the FCPPL this season has been warming the bench there too. That’s simply a confirmation of his form and life. –Shafiu Mumuni (AshantiGold):The former Wassaman United man showed so much promise in his first two seasons with the new league champions. He copped 9 goals over two seasons from midfield and was highly tipped to run the show for the Miners this term. But perhaps, the collective step up from other players was too much for him. Whatever. His dip in form got the young man, who coach Bashir Hayford usually relied on to start games, to now come from the bench more than he did in previous seasons. Shafiu managed just two goals all season.– Asiedu Attobrah (Edubiase):The Bekwai superstar’s spirits must have been angered by the change of home venue to the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi. Attobrah ended up playing more minutes at a Community pitch somewhere in Tema than he did all season for New Edubiase. His involvement with the Black Satellites and the Meteors prevented his club from benefiting from his services and when he was finally available, the playmaker chose the path of a revolt. He demanded payment of his outstanding monies from the club and stayed farther away from the team. All season, Attobrah featured in just three games for Edubiase – against Inter Allies and Kotoko. –Frederick ‘Freddie’ Quayson (Hasaacas):Denied a return to his former club in the transfer window after an impressive run in the 2013/14 season, the athletic forward has not been himself despite starting in over 80% of the Sekondi club’s games this season. Psychological challenges or diminishing returns? Bar goalkeeper George Owu, Quayson must be the oldest and experienced player at Hasaacas. He still managed five goals, though.–Sulley Mohammed (Inter Allies):The lanky forward (below, pictured) arrived as one of two major signings by the Eleven is to one side along with Frederick Boateng. Both joined from relegated sides King Faisal and Ebusua Dwarfs respectively and have ONE goal between them in the FCPPL. But is Sulley who comes off worse, more, the unlucky one. He has struggled to stay on his feet as his season has been plagued by injuries. He has managed nine games with five starts. GOALS? Zero. The highest paid Inter Allies player definitely needs all the luck from above to just stay fit in his second spell next season.–Joseph Owusu Bempah (Hearts):When he was dropped from the Black Satellites starters after captaining the side, but played poorly in the game against Panama at the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, you’d have thought it was just one of those days. Hindsight shows it was the onset of a decline. He never played again till Ghana exited the World Cup and on his return to club duty in Accra, there was a certain first timer in Fatawu Mohammed who had stepped up. Bempah (below, pictured) walked straight into the Hearts XI after the defeat to Kotoko but struggled to live to the standard. He has since lost his place to the former Red Bull Academy youngster.–Abeiku Ainooson (Kotoko):”I know I have not been up to it this season. I would have politely withdrawn my name if I had been shortlisted. These injuries have had a better part of my season but I’m on my way back to form.” Words from the horse’s own mouth. The centre-back made this point when Kotoko instituted their monthly player awards in July. So much was expected from Ainooson, especially after copping two major awards last season – the FA Cup MVP (below, pictured) and league’s best defender – but he has never been the same since injuries set in. He has looked rusty and often out of pace in the games he played for the Porcupine Warriors. His story has mirrored the team’s poor season.Do you agree with our list of top 10 flops? Let’s know in the comments!More league reviews – 7 things we learned from #SurvivalSunday– Joy Sports FCPPL Season Review: Stats and numbers round-up – Survival Sunday: Olympics, Lions relegated as Kotoko ensure safety–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Now with Clippers, Kawhi Leonard spoils Warriors’ fun again

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Injured Splash Brother Klay Thompson, the former Santa Margarita High star who could miss the entire season recovering from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee, spoke to the fans at midcourt before the game. He also shared a hug and a few words with Leonard.Construction workers who built Chase Center held the flag for the national anthem.LOCKED OUTKerr joked he might need to wear his key card around his neck even on game nights.“I’ve been locked out of my office a couple times after games, true story,” he said. “… We’re slowly but surely figuring those things out.”QUOTABLERivers hardly considers Curry past his prime as he begins his 11th NBA season.“I want him to get older. I’m all for the 40 Steph, I can’t wait for that one,” Rivers quipped. “He’ll still be playing because he can shoot. He just won’t be as agile I don’t think. He’s been around a long time. It’s amazing when you think about it how quickly it goes.”UP NEXTThe Clippers face the Suns on Saturday in Phoenix having won the last 12 meetings overall and six straight in Phoenix. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory The Warriors got a scare when they briefly lost Draymond Green at the 9:03 mark of the opening quarter after he appeared to injure his right elbow on a screen. Green returned to the court at the start of the second and finished with 11 points.Curry, who at 31 is the oldest Warriors player, was 2 for 11 from 3-point range as new-look Golden State went 15 for 42 from the arc. Kevin Durant is long gone and so are several other key veterans who were part of the Warriors’ recent championship runs.“I’m sure the film session tomorrow won’t be pretty,” Curry said.Golden State coach Steve Kerr is embracing the move and new arena – he’s still figuring his way around the building – but noted “I’ll miss everything about Oracle. It’s a great place to play.”Some fans left after the third quarter with the home team trailing 111-87.There will be plenty more lumps along the way for this young group, with Kerr noting, “This is not a one-off.”“This is more the reality of the NBA. The last five years we’ve been living in a world that isn’t supposed to exist,” Kerr said.Leonard and Patrick Beverley were booed during pregame introductions for the Clippers, who beat the Lakers 112-102 in their opener on Tuesday with Leonard scoring 30 points on 10-for-19 shooting.TIP-INSClippers: L.A. shot 56.8 percent in the first half (21 for 37), including a 6-for-11 mark from 3-point range and stayed hot after halftime, finishing at 62.5 percent from the field (50 for 80) and 56.2 percent from the arc (18 for 32). … The Clippers were outrebounded 23-20 in the first half and 42-39 overall. … Guard Rodney McGruder missed his second straight game with a high right ankle sprain. … The Clippers scored 58 points in the paint.Warriors: Golden State called a late timeout when it had none remaining, resulting in a technical foul. … UCLA product Kevon Looney started at center for the Warriors after working back from a strained right hamstring then dealt with right hamstring tightness in the second half and didn’t return as a precautionary move. The hope had been he would play about 20 minutes with four stretches of five minutes or so, Kerr said. … Kerr challenged a foul call on Looney late in the first half and the call was upheld. … The Warriors had won the last three at home against the Clippers.NICE TOUCHESNewly enshrined Hall of Famer Al Attles, who will be 83 next month, took part in a ceremonial tipoff just before the ball actually went up. Attles joined the organization in 1960 and played for the Philadelphia Warriors in Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game on March 2, 1962.Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Steph Curry scored 23 points but committed eight turnovers and D’Angelo Russell added 20 points in his Golden State debut, but the Warriors got beat up the way they used to do it against the entire NBA – even giving up a 46-point third quarter.“They hit us with our typical third quarter type of vibe,” Curry said.What a dud for the Dubs as they formally opened the new Chase Center in San Francisco after 47 years at Oracle Arena in Oakland.Lou Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Patrick Patterson made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Montrezl Harrell added 18 points on 8-for-9 shooting and Ivica Zubac added 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots for the Clippers (2-0), who had seven players score in double figures and got 68 points from their bench.In a rematch of a hard-fought first-round playoff series last season won by the Warriors in six games on their way to a fifth consecutive NBA Finals, the Clippers made five of their first six shots and raced to a 14-0 lead. Golden State started 0 for 6 and missed four 3-point attempts. Russell’s jumper at 8:23 gave Golden State its first points and he scored the Warriors’ initial seven before Curry hit a 3-pointer at 6:42. PreviousThe Clippers’ Ivica Zubac dunks for two of his 16 points during Thursday’s game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Seven Clippers scored in double figures in the 141-122 victory. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers drives on Glenn Robinson III #22 of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) shoots against Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr reacts during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers gestures during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet (20) passes the ball away from Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors talks to D’Angelo Russell #0 during their game against the LA Clippers at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Glenn Robinson III, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Omari Spellman #4 of the Golden State Warriors and JaMychal Green #4 of the LA Clippers go for a loose ball at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Omari Spellman recovers a loose ball behind Los Angeles Clippers’ JaMychal Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) shoots over Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, as Jordan Poole (3) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)fGolden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson speaks to fans on the opening day at Chase Center, before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, right, drives as Golden State Warriors’ Jacob Evans, left, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers shoots over Glenn Robinson III #22 of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots next to Golden State Warriors’ Glenn Robinson III (22) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) dives for the ball next to Los Angeles Clippers’ Landry Shamet during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the LA Clippers goes up for a shot against Eric Paschall #7 of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ D’Angelo Russell, center, tries to pass the ball away from Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley (21) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers goes up fora s hot against Glenn Robinson III #22 and Omari Spellman #4 of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers complains about a call during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Glenn Robinson III #22 of the Golden State Warriors is guarded by Kawhi Leonard #2 of the LA Clippers at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors tries to drive on Montrezl Harrell #5 and Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers reacts after the Clippers made a dunk against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Patrick Beverley #21 of the LA Clippers reacts during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors tries to drive between Maurice Harkless #8 and JaMychal Green #4 of the LA Clippers at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Landry Shamet #20 of the LA Clippers is guarded by D’Angelo Russell #0 of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry walks on the court during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard looks at the scoreboard during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 24: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers smile while sitting on the bench during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center on October 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)The Clippers’ Ivica Zubac dunks for two of his 16 points during Thursday’s game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Seven Clippers scored in double figures in the 141-122 victory. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 30The Clippers’ Ivica Zubac dunks for two of his 16 points during Thursday’s game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Seven Clippers scored in double figures in the 141-122 victory. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — Kawhi Leonard sure knows how to spoil Golden State’s fun.Leonard did it again in the Warriors’ first regular-season game at Chase Center just like in their farewell at Oracle Arena four months ago, scoring 21 points in three quarters to lead the Clippers to a 141-122 victory Thursday on opening night at Golden State’s sparkling new arena.Leonard, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, shot 9 for 17 from the field and also dished out a career-high-tying nine assists in his second game with the Clippers after leading the Toronto Raptors to their first title last season in a six-game Finals against the Warriors.“I thought he started doing it in the second round last year,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “In the first round he was just dominating and then I thought as each round went on he started playmaking more and more, but what he’s doing now is on another level.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Karateist Tarik Salkić is 10 Years old and has 27 Gold Medals!

first_imgAt the end of every year, it is common to make a review of everything that has been done during that year. When the 10-year-old Tarik Salkić, a karateist from Velika Kladuša, decides to recall all of his successes in this year, the resume will be quite long. This amazing young karateist won 122 medals on 29 tournaments since the beginning of the year, thus reaching the number of 122 medals in his career, 87 of which are golden!Young Tarik brought medals from domestic and international competitions held in Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Incredible success put him on the first place on the ranking of the website ekarate.eu, and what is worth mentioning is that Salkić is the first in the competition of all male karateists. This means that he is the first out of all competitors, from the youngest ones to the oldest ones, and there are 3.190 names on the list!“Ranking of the website ekarate.eu includes 22 international competitions, and Tarik performed on nine tournaments. On those tournaments, Tarik won 21 gold medals, five silver medals and two bronze medals, which brought him to the top of the list of all generations,” said Tarik’s father Adis Salkić.Tarik was born on November 13, 2006. Judging by the results and his desire, karate will be his life path. He started doing karate in January 2013, when he was six years old, and he brought the first medal from a tournament in Bihać one year later. After that, medals are harder and harder to count.“He trains every day. Sometimes he takes a Sunday off. It is our pleasure to follow him on his tournaments because he wants this so much and he invests a lot of energy in this. Our lives are all about training and traveling. At the age of six he started training and his main coach Emin Redžić immediately noticed that he is gifted for this. At the first tournament in Bihać in 2014 he won gold and the rest is history,” said Adis Salkić.At the beginning, Tarik preferred competing in katas, and in the past year and a half he regularly participates in fights, where he is 15th among all competitors.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more