Novak Djokovic crushes Milos Raonic, wins fifth Indian Wells title

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic produced sublime form to clinch an unprecedented fifth men’s title at Indian Wells with a 6-2 6-0 demolition of big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the men’s final on Sunday.The 28-year-old Serb broke his out-of-sorts opponent twice in the first set and three times in the second to wrap up victory in one hour and 17 minutes on a blazing hot afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.Australian Open champion Djokovic improved his stellar record for the year to 22-1 as he tied Rafa Nadal with a record-equalling 27th ATP Masters 1000 crown.Djokovic, who beat long-time rival Nadal 7-6(5) 6-2 in the semi-finals, also maintained his perfect record against Raonic as he won their sixth career meeting.”Best match of the tournament for me today and probably the worst for Milos,” Djokovic, an 11-time grand slam singles champion, told ESPN after the trophy presentation. “He was not feeling his best and I wish him a speedy recovery.”He just told me that he might have injured the same part of the leg as he did at the Australian Open, which took him off the tour for a month.”The Canadian was sidelined in February because of a groin injury that helped end his run in the semi-finals of the Australian Open, where he lost to Andy Murray in five sets.”It’s sad to have the finals like this in one way but I played a great tournament. I’ve got to be happy with what I’ve done from my side today,” said Djokovic, who improved his career record at Indian Wells to 46-6.advertisement”Every time he would miss the first serve, I was on top of the second serve. I was not allowing him to control the pace from the baseline, I moved him around the court. Tactically, I did everything right.”As courtside temperatures reached 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius), Djokovic broke an erratic Raonic in the first and third games of the match as he breezed through the opening set in 43 minutes.After leaving the court for medical treatment, Raonic returned for the second set and was broken again in the first game when he netted a backhand, and also in the third after he blasted a backhand long.Clearly well short of his best form, Raonic saved two break points in the fifth before failing to hold and Djokovic comfortably sealed the win in the sixth when his opponent netted a forehand service return.last_img read more

Russell Simmons All Def Digital Hosts Town Hall As First Forum Focuses

first_imgRussell Simmons’ All Def Digital (ADD) moves into social justice programming by launching ADD’s first ever Town Hall.The event will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 beginning at 7:30 pm at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles, CA. This is the first of a recurring series of conversations and town halls on social justice issues affecting urban communities, marginalized segments of society, and youth in disproportionate ways. This Town Hall will focus principally on criminal justice reform and policing.The live event will be moderated by professor, author and political commentator Melissa Harris-Perry, whose popular weekly commentary show ran on MSNBC for 4 years. Harris-Perry will lead a discussion with a distinguished group of nationally recognized speakers and panelists including Ben Crump, President of the National Bar Association and lawyer for Trayvon Martin; Jon Rapping, Professor, MacArthur “Genius,” former public defender, and founder and president of Gideon’s Promise; Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union; Gregory Thomas, President of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; Dr. Melina Abdullah, Black Lives Matter, Ty Dolla $ign and others. Nick Cannon will also serve as audience moderator for the evening.“There are few topics more pressing in American society, in particular for minorities and youth, than policing and criminal justice reform,” said Russell Simmons, co-founder of All Def Digital and longstanding social activist. “We want to meaningfully explore this complex issue — from a variety of view points — with some of the most recognized experts in the field today leading the discussion. Our hope is to bring a topic to the forefront that seemingly only gets raised against the backdrop of violence, in a forum where we can inform, educate and understand different perspectives – but hopefully lead to some unified coalition around actionable change. We believe we have assembled an extraordinary panel and know Melissa Harris-Perry and Nick Cannon will do a brilliant job as we launch our Town Hall series.”ADD’s Town Hall will be an invite-only event, including prominent members of the community, elected officials, celebrities, professionals, activists, and students. To express interest in attending, please submit your name and organization to alldeftownhall.com. The event will be available for viewing on Facebook Live. Additionally, components will be released online via ADD’s distribution network across social video platforms like Facebook and YouTube.“We’re proud to be expanding our live and digital programming efforts with a small but important step into social justice,” said Sanjay Sharma, CEO of All Def Digital. “As our audience has continued to grow, spanning Millennial and Gen Z across race and ethnicity, so too has our role in urban youth culture. We will leverage our digital platform to help nationally recognized experts get in front of younger audiences to discuss issues that they care about, and are often disproportionately affected by.”All Def Digital (ADD) is the leading media company for urban-centric youth culture. ADD produces and distributes original content through its own media properties, social channels, traditional and premium television, theatrical motion pictures, live events, and brand partnerships through its newly established in-house creative agency and studio, ADHD. ADD is the fastest growing media brand in urban youth programming, touching over 100 million fans monthly across YouTube, Facebook and its other distribution channels.Jeru Tillman serves as executive producer of the All Def Town Hall.last_img read more

Calgary Chamber of Commerce announces finalists for small business awards

first_imgThe Calgary Chamber of Commerce has announced finalists for its annual Small Business Awards.Nearly three dozen entrepreneurs have made the list.President Sandip Lalli said the awards recognize contributions to the business community.“They’re trying to pull the rest of the Calgary business community forward,” Lalli said. “They also very much take pride in being in Calgary and being a business in Calgary.”Small Business Expo Week begins October 15. This year’s awards ceremony is October 19.All the nominees can be viewed at smallbusinessweekcalgary.comlast_img

Dawson Creek RCMP looking for Madelyn Whyte

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are once again looking for Madelyn Whyte.Whyte was reported missing on Monday, March 19 and the RCMP have searched areas of Dawson Creek she has been known to frequent with no success.  The RCMP say multiple people have said they haven’t heard from Whyte since Sunday afternoon.The RCMP also said she has been known to leave town on short notice and may no longer be in Dawson Creek. Madelyn Whyte is described as aboriginal, five foot two, weighing 130 pounds with brown eyes.On December 26, 2017, the RCMP in Dawson Creek put out a similar request looking for help to locate Whyte.  She was found the next day.last_img

No date set for TrumpXi summit trade parleys on White House

first_imgWashington DC: No date has been set yet for a summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the White House said on Monday noting that the trade negotiations between the two countries still continues. “In terms of whether or not we have a date set, not yet. We’re continuing the negotiations with China.” “When we have an announcement for the two leaders to sit down, we’ll certainly let you know,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her news conference. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingShe was responding to questions on reports that a summit meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in the US state of Florida has been put off as China considers the US President as “unreliable” in view of him walking away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sanders ridiculed such a view. “I would say that’s absurd. The President is going to make a deal if it’s a good deal. He’s going to make a deal if it’s in the best interest of America. If he doesn’t feel like it’s a good deal, it’s not worth just signing a piece of paper,” Sanders Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiangsaid. She argued that the President didn’t feel like what was on the table was enough. “The President is 100 per cent committed to denuclearization of the Peninsula, and he’s going to make sure that whatever we do furthers that process.” “We’ll see what happens with North Korea, the same way we’re going to see what happens in the negotiations with China. They’re ongoing,” she said. Trump is going to make sure whatever deal the US gets is in its best interest — that it’s fair and reciprocal trade; that it protects intellectual property; and that it actually has safeguards to make sure that the Chinese follow through with whatever commitments that they make, Sanders said. The two leaders will sit down for talks only when the negotiations are complete, she asserted.last_img read more

Court pulls up Delhi Police after DCP fails to show up

first_imgNEW DELHI: A Delhi court Friday pulled up the Delhi Police over non-appearance of DCP who was asked to file report in the 2016 JNU sedition case.The Delhi Police had earlier told the court that authorities were yet to give requisite sanctions to prosecute former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the case, and it would take two to three months to procure the sanctions.last_img

By the numbers Ohio State rolls Penn State as Barrett takes control

OSU redshirt sophomore QB J.T. Barrett (16) stiff arms Penn State redshirt sophomore defensive end Garrett Sickels (90) during a game at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 17. OSU won, 38-10. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOn Saturday morning, the Big Ten East’s four heavyweights (Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State) were all undefeated in conference play and a combined 22-2 on the season (those two losses were against currently undefeated teams in Utah and Temple). After a stunning victory by Michigan State and an excellent performance by OSU, the true top dogs of the division have become just a little more clear.With the season already halfway done, OSU coach Urban Meyer still seems no closer to deciding on which quarterback will take the reins to the offense than he did during the entire offseason. After OSU’s most dominant performance of the season, however, it doesn’t seem to matter. At least not yet.Despite once again falling behind early and failing to score in the first quarter, the OSU offense stepped on the gas in the second and put up 21 unanswered points against a stout Penn State defense en route to a 38-10 blowout win.Ever since Meyer began to phase J.T. Barrett into the game more last week, the redshirt sophomore quarterback has been electric, leading the Buckeye offense to 10 touchdowns and a field goal in 11 red zone appearances. Barrett finished the game completing all four of his passes for 30 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 102 yards and two more touchdowns on 11 carries on the ground.Redshirt junior Cardale Jones ended the game 9-of-15 passing for 84 yards, his lowest yardage total for the season. Meanwhile, junior running back Ezekiel Elliott, a stalwart for the Buckeye offense, pounded away 153 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. In total, OSU managed to gain 429 yards and 25 first downs against one of the top defenses in the nation.Penn State junior quarterback Christian Hackenberg, claimed by some to be the highest-rated quarterback for next year’s NFL draft, was ineffective all night long, finishing the night 7-of-13 passing for 120 yards. However, true freshman running back Saquon Barkley looked impressive for the Nittany Lions as he gashed the Buckeye defense for 194 yards on 26 carries after missing the previous two games for Penn State.Penn State will host a struggling Maryland team next week as it fights to become bowl eligible, while OSU will travel to Rutgers in search of its nation-leading 21st straight victory. By the numbers:4: OSU’s current win streak against Penn State, its longest in the history of the programs.17-13: The all-time record between Penn State and OSU, favoring the Buckeyes.1: The amount of losses OSU has suffered against Big Ten competition at night in Ohio Stadium. The team that beat them? Penn State in 2008 by a score of 13-6.23: The number of consecutive games in which redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas has caught a pass for the Buckeyes. He currently leads the team with 433 yards and 30 receptions.108,423: The number of fans crammed inside the ‘Shoe last night, the second-largest crowd in history to watch the Buckeyes play.9: After last night, Elliott became the ninth running back in OSU history to rush for 3,000-plus career yards. He currently has 3,028 yards to his name.38: Under current coach James Franklin, Penn State prides itself on having a great defense.  The 38 points put up by the Buckeyes were the most given up by Penn State in a game since 2013, when the Nittany Lions also played in Columbus and got embarrassed 63-14. 3: Since 2010, Penn State has allowed its opponents to rush for more than 300 yards in a game only three times. All three times, it was against the Buckeyes inside Ohio Stadium. read more

Gallery Mens Hockey vs Michigan State

Members of the men’s hockey team huddle up prior to the start of game one during Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan State on March 1. Ohio State won 5-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The Lantern The Ohio State Men’s Ice Hockey team took on Michigan State on March 1 and March 2 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Ohio State won game one 5-1 but lost game two 3-2. Photos by Nick Hudak and Casey Cascaldo.

Mbappé wanted to join Real or Barca

first_imgKylian Mbappé managed to win the Ligue 1 title with Monaco the last year and this year, he did the same thing with PSG – but Unai Emery admitted that initially, the player wanted to leave to Spain.After a terrific previous season, Mbappé had a lot of options where to go and Emery admitted that at first, PSG weren’t his first choice as he wanted to join either Barcelona or Real Madrid.The former Sevilla coach spoke about this transfer as he said, according to Sports Keeda:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“When I met his father, and himself, at home, the player wanted to go to Madrid or Barca, and it was the club and me who told him that he had to be in France.”“Historically, this type of French player, who was just 18 years old and was starting to show up, was leaving France, and as a Frenchman, you must be proud to have Mbappe at PSG.”“The French must be happy that he stays in France, because before the players like him, like [Thierry] Henry, went to England or Spain.”last_img read more

Madrid interested in the services of World Cupwinning midfielder

first_imgReal Madrid are reportedly interested in the services of Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante and are willing to offer as much as £80million for his signature.The current UEFA Champions League holders have identified the France international as the man to rejuvenate their season, according to reports in Spain via Sports Mole.The Spanish giants are expected to splash the cash in January to bolster their squad following a dreadful run of results that has seen them go five matches without a win, losing four of those.Reports in the English media speculates Kante as one of the players Madrid want to recruit, and they are willing to table an offer in excess of £ 80million to test Chelsea’s resolve.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.The former Leicester City midfielder, who has three years left to run on his existing £150,000-a-week contract at Stamford Bridge, is understood to have already knocked back interest from Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.Despite saying he is happy with the 2017 Premier League champions, though, the same report indicates that the French World Cup winner would consider an offer from Champions League holders Madrid.last_img read more