An attorney representing the family of the 2-year-old who died after falling 11-stories from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship is reporting that the grandfather did not drop the child as was initially reported by officials in Puerto Rico.On Monday Puerto Rican officials reported that the child fell several stories onto the ships dock after the grandfather “lifted her out of the open window and lost his grip.”The families attorney, Michael Winkleman is reporting, however, that the child actually fell through an open glass pane that should have been closed securely.Puerto Rico Ports Authority spokesman José Carmona says the grandfather, Salvatore Anello, sat the child on the edge of the window in the dining hall before she fell and that they are now investigating whether the window was already open when the incident occurred and who opened it.Officials also reported that they are still investigating the grandfather and that the family will remain in Puerto Rico until the investigation has concluded.Royal Caribbean Cruises called the incident a tragedy and is working with the family but a spokesperson for the cruise line is reporting that ship has since left Puerto Rico for St. Maarten on a new itinerary. No other comment was made available.
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By Julien PretotNEW YORK, USA (Reuters) – Angelique Kerber became the second women’s defending champion to lose in the U.S. Open first round when she was crushed 6-3, 6-1 by 19-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka yesterday.The German sixth seed, who has not won a title since winning at Flushing Meadows last year, never got into the match against the 2016 WTA newcomer of the year.The last defending women’s champion to lose in the first round in New York was Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2005.“I was always believing until the end that I could turn around the match because I turn around a lot of matches,” Kerber told a news conference.“She played good, especially also at the end of the match. I’m always trying to go for it when I had the chance.”Kerber, however, barely got that chance as Osaka, who last year had been described by 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams as ’very dangerous’, put her on the back foot with her aggressive play.“Today she went for it. I think she took the chances, and she played a very good match. But for me it was for sure not the best day and not the best match,” said Kerber.Osaka, who grew up in New York, broke for 5-3 and sealed the opening set with a sizzling winner down the line under the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium.World number 45 Osaka broke in the first game of the second set when her opponent made a mess of a routine backhand, and she continued to pepper the court with winners to hold for 2-0.Kerber had four break points but failed to convert any as Osaka completed her demolition job to claim her first career victory against a top-10 player.She next faces either Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson or Czech Denisa Allertova, with a potential fourth-round clash against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko looming.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: email@example.com | @DBWilson2 Last year, Syracuse called on its defense to prevent other teams from scoring while its young offense continued to develop. Though the defense wasn’t great, the offense was the bigger liability for the Orange.A year later, SU is leaning on its offense, which has transformed from youthful and inexperienced to a unit defined by depth.‘It’s definitely a great thing to have,’ midfielder Sarah Holden said. ‘It’s going to be hard to scout us just because we’re going to have a well-rounded attack.’SU entered nearly every game with Liz Hogan in net last season. The All-American led the Big East in save percentage and was 10th nationally. Meanwhile, the offense ranked in the bottom half of the nation in goals per game with just more than 12. But now, even with Hogan gone, No. 12 Syracuse still has lofty expectations with nine starters and four of its five leading scorers returning from last season.Michelle Tumolo is the unquestioned leader of that bunch. The junior attack, who was named the Big East’s Preseason Offensive Player of Year, was Syracuse’s leading scorer a season ago with 63 points. Tumolo also set SU’s single-season assist record for a sophomore last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith a talented and capable cast surrounding her, Tumolo is excited to spearhead the offensive attack.‘It’s good because then the defense on the opposing team doesn’t know who to mark,’ Tumolo said. ‘It’s great to have everyone who scores because if I’m covered, Alyssa (Murray) can score. If Alyssa’s covered and I’m covered, we’ve got Katie Webster. Everyone’s an option and everyone’s a weapon. It’s great to have balanced scoring.’Webster and Holden could benefit the most from Tumolo’s stellar passing. The midfielders finished tied for second on the team in goals last season with 32 apiece — a plateau neither feels would have been attainable without Tumolo.‘I love when Michelle has the ball down low,’ Webster said. ‘You know she’s either looking to go 1 v. 1 because she’s quick or she’s got that quick pass. She’s a great assister.’The fourth cog to this potential offensive machine is Murray. The sophomore was second on the team in assists last season to give the potent duo of Webster and Holden yet another distributor.But what makes expectations so high for Murray and Webster in particular is the progress expected between their freshman and sophomore seasons.Last year, they were thrust into action as freshmen for a mediocre offensive unit. Though the young Orange had an up-and-down 2011 campaign, it could pay off this season. With a year of full-time experience under their belts, the sophomores are a year ahead of where most sophomores are expected to be.‘It definitely helps all of us,’ Murray said. ‘We all learned, whether we were on the offensive side or the defensive side. … You just learn a lot just being on the field, knowing the experience, getting all the nerves out that way when you come back the next year. You’re like a vet.’The biggest question this season is how the team replaces Hogan. Though SU head coach Gary Gait has been impressed with the play of Alyssa Costantino and Kelsey Richardson in net, it’s impossible to replace a goaltender like Hogan.So the Syracuse offense will have to pick up the slack and carry the team as it adjusts in net.‘Our coaches are really stressing the importance of going hard all the time, and I think you’re definitely going to see a lot more goals with us, and we’ve been working on our shooting, so hopefully we’ll be better finishing,’ Holden said. ‘… Look to see a lot of goals and hopefully less goals on the defensive end.’firstname.lastname@example.org
In one of the most promising starts in program history, the University of Wisconsin softball team is hitting the ground running this year in hopes that they will finally secure their place as a top competitor in the Big Ten.The Badgers (18-14-1, 3-2-1 Big Ten) are off to one of the best starts in the history of the program, even though they just played their first home game March 30.Being on the road for two months on opposing or neutral sites meant that the Badgers couldn’t rely on their home audience. They needed to find their own momentum and that required a lot of hard work, resulting in some very hard fought games.That being said, the Badgers are still viewed as a relatively new team coming in the Big Ten. Considering teams like the University of Michigan and Ohio State have had their softball programs for around 38 years, Wisconsin’s 19-year-old program makes them newcomers in some eyes.Head coach Yvette Healy knows that having this “rookie team” status means that the Badgers need to fight for the same respect that Michigan and Ohio have earned over the years.Healy knows that her team is willing to play the big teams to help them earn their stripes.“I think this team just wants to take a swing at the big teams and see if we can get a little bit of respect out of it,” Healy said. “While softball is not only a relatively new sport within the Big Ten, it is a fairly new sport to Wisconsin itself.With the team having less than 20 seasons in Madison, Healy knows that being this new to the school means that sometimes softball gets overlooked on campus. Her goal is to get softball to be the same kind of powerhouse team that men’s basketball or football has been for the university.“Softball is not a sport here that’s been a powerhouse yet,” Healy said. “It’s not a men’s basketball that goes [to the NCAA tournament] every year or a football that’s always been in a bowl game. We’re trying to become that type of team. There’s nothing about it that’s easy, especially when you’re a warm weather sport playing in the cold and spending your first 30 games on the road. You have to work for it.”With only two NCAA tournaments under their belt, Healy knows that there is a lot of work cut out for her and her team to get to the same level as men’s basketball at UW, but this season has shown that significant progress is being made toward reaching that goal.One thing this team has going for them is that they don’t take national tournament appearances for granted. At the end of last season, when the team knew that they would not go on to the Big Ten tournament, they worked to come back even stronger this season, and Healy has taken notice.“I think they just want it,” Healy said. “The senior class especially, they’ve been to two NCAA tournaments so last year was a tough year, but they want to get the program back on track. They’re fighting for it.”And the way the players have been swinging their bats has really helped them bounce back, as it has become quite clear throughout the start of the season that this year’s Badgers have improved immensely on offense.For several games this year, the Badgers walked off the diamond with a 10-1 score, which sophomore utility player Kelsey Jenkins knows is both a combination of luck and determination.“One inning, the rails just come off and you just keep going,” Jenkins said. “Everything finds a hole and everything finds the bat. We’ve put a lot of work in this season, especially with the [quality at-bats]. It really enforces us to just really push the pedal. We work towards those and the beginning [of the winning process] comes from that.”As the season goes on, and if Wisconsin keeps putting up the numbers that they have been putting up, it is only a matter of time before the Badgers find themselves in the position they want to be in.Healy knows that one of the best motivators this team has going for them is the way last season ended.“I think they just want it,” Healy said. “This is a group that, the senior class especially, they’ve been to two NCAA tournaments. Last year was a tough year, but they want to get the program back on track. I think there’s a lot of pride that they came here trying to get Wisconsin to be a nationally ranked team.”
Tipp’s top elected official doesn’t think there’s anything to fear in what’s on the table… The County Board Chairman says he thinks the proposals to reform the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship will be adopted.Although some of what is being suggested by GAA Director General Paraic Duffy has attracted considerable criticism Michael Bourke is convinved the new format will get the required support at Congress.It has been suggested that replacing the quarter-finals with a group stage wouldn’t be good for so-called weaker counties.
Source: www.cpfc.co.uk Suddenly, as perhaps the game’s first half an hour indicated, everything came to life via the electric boots of Wilfried Zaha. Bringing down a looping ball close to the halfway line, the Ivorian then nonchalantly skipped his way into the Hammers’ box before unleashing a testing cross which went unanswered.Picking up the loose ball, Max Meyer mirrored Zaha’s pass and this time Ayew clipped the ball on the stretch, however, his poke ran inches wide of the visitors’ post.Both sides then enjoyed nervy chances as the Eagles flooded West Ham’s box only to be denied by a forest of legs and Vicente Guaita struggled with a cross that left his centre-backs covering the goal-mouth.Throughout the first-half, Palace had appeared most dangerous along the left-wing but following the half-time break, their clearest chance occurred from the opposite flank.Ayew collected the ball close to the pitch’s perimeter and charged towards Roberto at West Ham’s near post. Pushed wide by Aaron Cresswell, the Ghanaian’s resulting shot was forced out of play by the Spaniard’s firm gloves.Luka Milivojevic fired the next threat West Ham’s way as he struck just too high with a fine effort from distance, but, against the run of play, the visitors took the lead.Michail Antonio threaded a quick-thinking through ball into the path of Robert Snodgrass and the Hammers’ No.11 curled well past Guaita. So, despite their dearth of opportunities, it was the east Londoners who first took the lead.The Eagles’ luck took a turn for the worse a few minutes later when, after one of several promising pushes forward, Patrick van Aanholt was forced from the pitch with a club physio. Fellow Dutchman Jairo Riedewald took the left-back’s place and Palace continued their hunt for an equaliser.In the face of a succession of setbacks, the home side’s resolved only strengthened and the leveller seemed just around the corner. Ultimately, it came swiftly as Ayew knocked-down to Kouyate in the box for the former Hammer to volley home his first goal in red and blue.Bolstering Palace’s ranks as they chased down three points, Roy Hodgson handed Connor Wickham his instructions in a Premier League clash for the third time this season. The switch almost paid dividends moments later as the forward roamed through one-on-one only for Roberto to block his effort well at close range.After a somewhat languid first-half, the Eagles had sparked into life and unsettled their guests repeatedly, with Wickham at the heart of several pushes forward.At the other end of the pitch, Riedewald was forced into saving his side’s point with a dramatic sliding block in the six-yard box but the game’s conclusive drama came quite rightly in front of the Holmesdale.Collecting the ball in front of a crowd of bodies, Ayew mesmerised the visiting defence, danced his way majestically towards Roberto and dinked the oncoming ‘keeper with adept confidence.It was a goal fitting of sealing a dramatic late comeback and the Eagles held on to ensure their driven frontman’s effort claimed three well-deserved points. Jordan Ayew sealed a late comeback against West Ham United for the second time this season, bagging a majestic goal to take three points from the Hammers after Cheikhou Kouyate scored his first Palace effort to tee-up the victory.Palace unwrapped a fine late Christmas present as they replicated the scoreline, scoring order and drama of October’s triumph in east London. But the Boxing Day clash began quietly, and, in an uneventful opening 30 minutes, neither side created anything close to a scare as the lethargy of Christmas wore off. Palace, however, strung together a series of smart passing moves and appeared comfortable holding the ball in defence until an attack along the left-wing opened up.
Yankees president Randy Levine is one of the candidates to become the next White House chief of staff, according to an MSNBC report Monday morning.The report labeled the 63-year-old Yankees executive a “wild card” in the search. While Levine has been a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, the two men haven’t always been on the same page. Last year, Levine wrote a commentary on the conservative website Newsmax ripping the president’s tax plan as hypocritical and a “swamp deal.”President Trump announced that current White House chief of staff, Gen. John F. Kelly, would step down this month. Yankees President Randy Levine being called a ‘wild card’ by @msnbc for White House Chief of Staff position pic.twitter.com/91gINLTPfY— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) December 10, 2018Levine has been the Yankees president since January 2000. The team has made the playoffs all but four seasons during his tenure and won two World Series. Despite his generally successful run, Levine has been a frequent target among the media and fans when things go wrong, not unexpected in such a high-profile position.The Brooklyn native has previous experience in the federal government, having served as the principal associate deputy attorney general and principal deputy associate attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice under President Ronald Reagan. Levine resigned in 1988.
Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was held at Maracana Stadium.Two weeks after the closing of the Olympic Games, the 15th Summer Paralympic Games (POI) were open in Rio, which will last until the 18th of September. Games were opened by the President of Brazil, Michel Temer.The team of BiH has a total of 24 members, of which 14 are athletes, 12 in sitting volleyball and two in athletics.At the opening ceremony, athlete Dzenita Klico carried the flag of BiH.The national team of BiH in sitting volleyball, the most successful BH selection, will be seeking for the fifth Paralympic medal in Rio. In four consecutive performances in the finals, BH volleyball team won gold in Athens in 2004 and London in 2012, and silver in Sydney 2000 and Beijing in 2008.Volleyball players of BiH on the Paralympic tournament, which starts on the 9th of September, will play in Group B with teams of Iran, Ukraine and China, while in the Group A are Germany, Egypt, Brazil and the United States.BH team will start the competition with the match against Ukraine on the 10th of September at 2:30 pm Central European time, and two days later they will play against the selection of Iran at the same time, while on the 14th of September they will play against China. Semifinals will be held on the 16th and the finals on the 18th of September.Shot putter Dzenita Klico will perform on the 10th of September, while Dzevad Pandzic will perform in the same discipline on the 16th of September.Members of BH Paralympic team in Rio de Janeiro:Sitting volleyball: Adnan Kešmer, Mirzet Duran, Sabahudin Delalić (captain), Armin Šehić, Benis Kadrić, Ismet Godinjak, Adnan Manko, Asim Medić, Nizam Čančar, Dževad Hamzić, Safet Alibašić, Ermin Jusufović, selector Mirza Hrustemović, coach Ejub Mehmedović and Zikret Mahmutović, and athletics (shot put): Dževad Pandžić and Dženita Klico.(Source: klix.ba)
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DES MOINES — New basketball rankings have been released by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, as well as the 4A and 5A regional tournament pairings.In the newest rankings, West Hancock is ranked #2 in 1A, Osage is #2 and Clear Lake #4 in 3A, Mason City is #3 in 4A. You can see the full rankings by clicking hereIn tournament pairings, Mason City receives a first-round bye in the Class 4A Region 3 bracket of six schools. They’ll host either Independence or Decorah on Saturday February 16th in the regional semifinal. On the other side of the bracket, Boone faces Perry, with the winner playing Gilbert in the regional semifinal.You can view the regional tournament pairings in all five classes by clicking here