Sumo in uproar as women first responders ordered out of ring

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In this March 10, 2018, photo, sumo chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku, center in a gray tie, watches a ceremony to purify the ring before the start of the Spring Grand Sumo tournament in Osaka, western Japan. Hakkaku, head of the Japan Sumo Association, apologized over an incident in which women first responders were asked to get out of the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed in Maizuru, western Japan, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering. (Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — The head of Japan’s sumo association has apologized over an incident in which women first responders were asked to get out of the ring as they attempted to revive an official who collapsed.In sumo’s tradition, the ring is considered sacred and women are prohibited from entering.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “Of course it is important to protect tradition, but the way it excludes women perhaps is out of step with the times, and that’s how I feel as a woman,” said Yurika Mita, a newscaster on a Fuji Television Network talk show. “Without the women’s effort, the life of one person might have been lost.”Sumo’s male-only tradition has raised controversy for decades, with even top women politicians barred from honoring winners in the ring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next That posed a problem Wednesday when Ryozo Tatami, the 67-year-old mayor of Maizuru in northern Kyoto, collapsed during a ring-top speech. Two women, apparently medical experts, rushed in and started performing first aid as several male sumo officials surrounding the mayor looked on.When two more women rose to the ring trying to join the first aid effort, announcements demanded the women get out of the ring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Ladies, please get off the ring,” a sumo referee said, determinedly. “Only gentlemen go up.”Footage posted on social media triggered outrage, with many criticizing sumo officials and saying they were choosing tradition over life. LATEST STORIES Alaska taps Ohio alum Campbell as PBA Comm’s Cup import Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sumo chief Nobuyoshi Hakkaku called the announcement inappropriate and apologized late Wednesday, while thanking the women for working to save the mayor.In a statement, Hakkaku said the announcement was made by an official who panicked after seeing the women in the ring, but never touched on the divisive tradition.“It was an inappropriate response in a life-threatening situation,” Hakkaku said.The mayor, who had an acute cerebral hemorrhage, survived and was in stable condition Thursday after receiving emergency surgery at a hospital, city officials said.The footage posted on YouTube was shown on major Japanese networks and other media as the news topped headlines Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Nikola Jokic explodes for 36 as Nuggets beat Thunder in face off of top West teams

first_img76ers center Boban Marjanovic out with bone bruise, sprain “To have beaten them three times this year says a lot about our team. I don’t even think we’ve played our best basketball yet,” Malone said.Will Barton added 23 points and Jamal Murray 20 for Denver, which extended its division lead over the Thunder to four games.Paul George had 25 points to lead Oklahoma City which fought back from an 18-point deficit in the second half but could not sustain its rally in the late going.Russell Westbrook finish an assist shy of a triple-double with 22 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists. Jerami Grant added 21 points.Oklahoma City got back into the game by turning up its defense, forcing five turnovers in six Denver possessions in one stretch, to pull into a 97-all tie on a 3-pointer by Dennis Schroder with 6:02 left to play.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra FILE – Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets drives against Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center on February 26, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFPDENVER— Nikola Jokic is making his presence felt down the stretch, and that’s the way the Denver Nuggets want it.Jokic scored 36 points, including five free throws in the final moments, and the Nuggets fended off Oklahoma City’s late rally for a 121-112 victory Tuesday night in a matchup between two of the top three teams in the Western Conference standings.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Westbrook followed by hitting a 3-pointer to give the Thunder its first lead since early in the first half.Denver, though, fought back, retaking the lead on a 3-pointer by Murray.The game remained tight down the stretch. Murray hit another 3-pointer and Jokic put in a layup around a Westbrook layup for a 112-106 Denver lead with 1:36 remaining. Jokic helped Denver solidify its lead and quash Oklahoma City’s comeback in the final moments by making five of six free throws to boost the Nuggets’ advantage to 117-108 with 44 seconds remaining.“We had some things that we were able to control that we didn’t do a good enough job of, and that part of it was disappointing,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Because the guys, I thought, battled and worked so hard to get back in the game to give ourselves a chance.”Trailing by 13 at the half, the Thunder scored the first eight points of the third quarter, including 3-pointers by Westbrook and George to equal the number of 3s Oklahoma City had in the first half. But the Nuggets’ got going on offense again and pulled in front by as many as 18 points before George hit a 3-pointer from the half-court line as the Thunder pulled to 91-78 going into the fourth quarter.Jokic connected on successive 3-pointers in the last 56 seconds of the second quarter, and Denver moved in front 64-51 at the half.KEY CONTRIBUTORJokic wasn’t the only one with impact plays down the stretch. Paul Millsap, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds, delivered a huge block in the fourth quarter to help blunt Oklahoma City’s comeback and in the late going grabbed an offensive rebound and put back a key layup. “I just thought all his hustle plays down the stretch were tremendous for us,” Malone said.TIP-INSThunder: G/F Andre Roberson, who has yet to play this season because of a left patellar tendon injury, has resumed light basketball activities and the Thunder remain hopeful he can return this season. “We’re all optimistic that maybe at some point, we can get him back,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “He’s working really hard. He’s making strides. How that progresses, we’ll have to wait and see, but to me it’s encouraging to see he is kind of jogging around a little bit out there and he is shooting the ball.” “When the game’s on the line, we’re going to one guy: Nikola Jokic,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “He’s been able to score in the post against single coverage, double teams. We’ve won so many close games … and a lot of those you can attribute to Nikola being effective and efficient in the post and score, make the right play or go to the foul line and make a free throw.”Jokic said he’s getting to the point where he’s looking for the ball and anticipating it will come his way at crunch time, and it’s a role he is embracing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Even if I don’t score, I think I can bring something. I can make a good pass,” Jokic said. “I think the coaches are comfortable to call plays for me and I think the team trusts me.”Jokic added 10 assists and nine rebounds to finish just shy of his 13th triple-double this season for the Nuggets who won their fifth straight and ninth in a row at home. They improved to 3-0 against the Thunder this season, clinching the four-game season series between the Northwest Division rivals. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nuggets: F Trey Lyles missed a third consecutive game with a left hamstring strain.UP NEXTThunder: Return home to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chieflast_img read more

38th death anniversary of Walter Rodney (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,Politically, the coming to power of the People’s National Congress was a result of support received from internal and external forces, which worked to the advantage of that party, allowing it to rule for 28 years (1964 to 1992). Similarly, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic’s return to office was the result of the shift in the balance of the social/political forces – internal and external – which facilitated that regime’s rule for 23 years (1992 t0 2015).The big challenge facing the nation as we remember Rodney is to understand the likely direction in which the country is heading. This is of paramount importance if we are to avoid the negative effects of internal/external influences and to take control of our destiny. In light of our known history, this is no small matter, since history has demonstrated that external forces and their interests have been the dominant factor in determining the political, social and economic direction of the country. Additionally, the domestic/internal contracdictions in the country and the struggle to resolve them have militated against our ability to resist the viciousness of the external forces and influences. In short “people’s power” which Rodney and the WPA invoked never matured to the point to facilitate liberation of the people and the country.Given this reality, the obvious question is where do we go from here? Not surprisingly, the masses are, in their own way, daily asking the same question in search of an answer. I can not and will not pretend to have the answer to this question. However, I am convinced that this country, 38 years after the passing of Rodney is once again at the crosroads. But no two historical junctures are the same. They may be similarities but also differences. Our present economic, social and political situation in significant ways is more challenging in this post-independence period. Like any historical moment, there is the possibility of success or failure.My candid judgment is that our national political leadership; both Government and Opposition, civil society forces and the masses are not up to the challenges we are faced with. Therefore, it is questionable whether the nation can achieve the necessary political and social cohesion needed to defeat the historical odds and avoid repeating past mistakes, for which we pay a high price of grave under development. The jury is out on this matter and we will have the answer sooner rather than later.Political observers will not fail to comprehend the importance of the year 2020 to the future of the nation since it is an election year and, equally important, the year designated for the commencement of oil production. Added to those developments the year 2020 will be the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Walter Rodney.In closing, it seems that at every significant juncture post 1980, Rodney stands before us reminding the nation of the need for self-examination and reflection.Sincerely,Tacuma Ogunseyelast_img read more

House Concurs on Land Authority Law

first_imgThe Legislature has finally enacted the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) Law after it was submitted by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to both Houses, and was received and subsequently referred in Committees’ room almost a year ago on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.The House of Representatives unanimously concurred with the Liberian Senate during yesterday’s extraordinary session, and have ordered the Offices of the Chief Clerk to forward the Bill to the Chief Executive for approval and subsequent printing into handbills.The Secretary of the Senate and the President Pro Tempore affixed their signatures for the Liberian Senate, while the Acting Chief Clerk and Deputy Speaker/Presiding Officer have signed for the House of RepresentativesThe enactment of the law establishes the Liberia Land Authority (LLA), an autonomous agency of government solely devoted to land matters.Accordingly, the LLA should oversee the implementation of existing land legislations such as the Act Against the Criminal Conveyance of Land and the proposed Land Rights Act.The law will also give LLA the authority to take over land functions previously carried out by the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME), a function that will change the MLME to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.The House’s Chairman on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment, Montserrado County District # 11 Representative Gabriel Nyenkan, said the concurrence would mark a cardinal step towards preparation for the sustainable management of all lands in Liberia, including the resolution of the perennial problems of land disputes.Rep. Nyenkan told the Daily Observer that this one-stop agency for all land issues will oversee programs in land governance, including land administration, use and management and land policy review and planning.He noted that the benefits of establishing the LLA as enshrined in the Act exceed any concern about the external financial cost to the government of Liberia, adding that Fiscal Impact Analysis for the establishment of this new agency has determined that there already exists starting resources for manpower development and operations.It may be recalled that in the President’s communication to President Pro Tempore Armah Jallah, dated September 15 last year, she said the bill puts into place the necessary legal framework for the establishment of the Liberia Land Authority that would undertake actions and implement programs in support of land governance, including land administration and management.“Mr. President Pro Tempore, in the midst of significant progress made by the Land Commission in proposing reforms of land policies and of land laws, fragmented government authority over land continues to cause difficulties, thus posing challenges to land reform implementations,” she wrote.President Sirleaf informed the lawmakers that when passed into law, the bill would ensure that the state, through the land authority, controls and manages effectively, impartially and in the interest of equitable development, access to deeds of public and government lands.“Mr. President Pro Tempore, the bill is a significant milestone in the land governance process. At the creation of the Liberia Land Authority, the responsibility for land matters is to be removed from the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy; Ministry of Internal Affairs; Ministry ofPublic Works; the Center for National Documents and Records Agency; and other agencies of government as appropriate, and transferred to the Liberia Land Authority,” she noted.President Sirleaf concluded by requesting the Senators to see the importance of the bill and asked for its timely enactment into law.Meanwhile, the passage of the Land Authority Law is among several landmark bills which the Governance Commission had urged the Legislature to act on.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EnCana let go security companies before latest bombing

first_imgPhoto:  The RCMP now patrol an EnCana well site while the investigation continues – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caMoose FM News has learned that just days before the latest EnCana attack, EnCana let go two companies that were providing security in the area of Tomslake. – Advertisement -Brian Lieverse Community Relations Advisor with EnCana was able to confirm some companies were let go, but wouldn’t say why. [asset|aid=773|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=80f1d23f0014157fadf118f2be023846-Brian-2_1_Pub.mp3] Lieverse wouldn’t say whether the same number of security people are now patrolling the area. [asset|aid=774|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=80f1d23f0014157fadf118f2be023846-Brian – 1_1_Pub.mp3] This is the fourth attack on EnCana facilities south of Dawson Creek near Tomslake.  EnCana increased patrols and security at it’s facilities in the region following the first attack in early October, but will not provide details about the types of security now in place.last_img read more

Winning coin flip would suit Matadores just fine

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 7:40 p.m. A coin flip scheduled Saturday morning at the CIF Southern Section office in Los Alamitos will determine where La Mirada High School’s next baseball game will be played. The Matadores used a two-out single by Josh Bryan and back-to-back home runs by Stephen Kaupang and Jake Johnson to score three runs in the first inning en route to defeating visiting Nogales, 6-1, in a CIF-SS, Division III quarterfinal playoff baseball game. La Mirada will play Hemet, which defeated Cajon Friday.last_img read more

RCMP investigating break and enters at Fort Nelson Secondary School

first_imgNorthern Rockies RCMP are investigating two break and enters that happened at Fort Nelson Secondary School. The incidents occurred on two consecutive days, June 17th and 18th.On the 17th a number of computers were damaged with power tools found in the school’s workshop. The following day a computer from the workshop was taken.RCMP in the region are asking anyone with information to contact them at 250-774-2700, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.- Advertisement –last_img

Keane accuses Man Utd players of ‘getting away with murder’

first_img0Shares0000Roy Keane has launched an attack on the Manchester United players after Jose Mourinho was sacked © AFP/File / MIGUEL MEDINALONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 21 – Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has accused the current crop of players at Old Trafford of getting away “with murder” and of throwing Jose Mourinho “under the bus”.The Irishman’s broadside comes just days after Mourinho was sacked as United manager, having presided over their worst-ever start to a Premier League season. Former United player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was this week named caretaker manager until the end of the season.Mourinho had reportedly fallen out with several of his first-team stars towards the end of his two-and-a-half-year tenure at the helm of United and Keane feels the behaviour of the players may be at least partly to blame.Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Keane said: “I do think the players obviously get away with murder. Just the way they hide behind the manager….They have thrown him under the bus.”“People said Mourinho has been falling out with players. Well, you would fall out with players, that’s the name of the game when players turn up overweight or players aren’t training properly and not producing.“And then for some of them to down tools, shame on some of those players.“I’m not Mourinho’s biggest fan, don’t get me wrong but I just can’t tolerate footballers who just hide behind their agents, their pals in the media. It’s a bit of a joke, really.”Keane won seven Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League at United and believes any player unrest during his time in the dressing room would have been quelled.“The modern player, they’re not just weak players, they’re very weak human beings,” he said. “You can’t say a word to them.”He added: “It wouldn’t have happened in our dressing room just because of the fact we had good characters and good leaders. We wouldn’t have tolerated lads not putting a shift in.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CHP finds two dead bodies, possibly of missing Simi Valley couple

first_imgMALIBU – News reports today linked two dead bodies found last night before near an overturned Jeep Cherokee on Malibu Canyon Road to a missing Simi Valley couple. It appeared the crash could have occurred more than a month ago, which reports said was around the time Robert and Barbara Callender of Simi Valley were reported missing. The Cherokee’s license plate matched Callender’s, but due to the bad state of decomposition, immediate identification proved impossible. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office is investigating. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

What to expect from Steph, KD and Klay at all-star festivities

first_imgWith the NBA all-star festivities starting Friday evening, most of the Warriors’ players and coaches will take time off to recharge for the final stretch of the regular season and playoffs.That will not be the case for the Golden State’s three all-stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who will be making their 10th, sixth and fifth appearances, respectively.What might we expect from each this weekend?(Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)Stephen Curry: Charlotte’s MayorWhile …last_img read more