26 11 19

first_imgAdvertisementThe disparity of pay between the NBA and the WNBA has gone to astounding levels. Skylar Diggins-Smith who is a three-time WNBA All-Star and the highest-paid player on the Dallas Wings women’s basketball team says she’s still making less money than NBA players who are young and have fewer accomplishments than her.Diggins-Smith spoke up about the massive difference in pay, comparing her salary to Harrison Barnes, the highest-paid player on the Dallas Mavericks.“I’m the highest-paid player on the Dallas Wings, and my salary is in the low six figures,” Diggins-Smith, who made $115,000 this past season, told Wealthsimple.com. “Harrison Barnes, the highest-paid player on the Dallas Mavericks, made $24 million last season. He’s definitely younger than me. Do you know his stats? Was he an All-Star? I mean, it doesn’t matter. But last year, I was First-Team All-WNBA, which only goes to five players. I was also a WNBA All-Star for the third time.”Diggins-Smith says 90 percent of WNBA players go overseas in the offseason, earning much higher wages.Advertisementlast_img read more

27 10 19

first_imgCoach K gestures as he coaches a game.INDIANAPOLIS – APRIL 03: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils gestures as he coaches in the first half against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)No. 4 Duke defeated Georgia Tech 72-66 at home last night. The victory gave Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski his 423rd career ACC victory, surpassing Dean Smith for the most all-time. After the game, Krzyzewski addressed the crowd as part of a ceremony honoring his 1,000th-career win, which came against St. John’s on Jan. 25. As part of the tribute, the Duke players all wore “Coach 1K” shirts, with the number 1 embedded as part of the letter K. Krzyzewski touched on both milestones during his time on the mic, and thanked the Cameron crowd for its support. There might not be any more coach in American more synonymous with his program than Krzyzewski is with Duke basketball. Pretty cool moment.last_img read more

14 10 19

first_imgKenneth JacksonAPTN NewsThe Peters band council in British Columbia sought legal advice on what to call bonuses and “reasonable” amounts without getting into trouble with the federal government months after receiving over $2.5 million from Kinder Morgan.“I’m just wondering if you’ve come up with any wording for us RE: ‘bonus’ and amounts etc,” wrote former Peters First Nation councillor Leanne Peters in an email to the band’s lawyer May 5, 2016.Leanne Peters, who is now a staff member for the band, was following up on what appears to have been a phone call with their former lawyer Maya Stano of Gowling WLG in Vancouver based on another email.The emails were obtained by APTN News in an ongoing investigation into Peters, which is under an RCMP investigation and KPMG is also conducting a financial review based on allegations of misappropriation of funds. The KPMG review recently received an extension as a draft report was due July 31. In depth: APTN opens the books on Peters reserve, finds questionable payments, INAC’s role in questionSee also: INAC launches financial review of B.C. First Nation, while RCMP continues investigationBoth the RCMP and KPMG have copies of the emails.APTN is quoting the emails as they were written.“Hi I spoke to Maya she said she is glad I asked her there was a band in the lower mainland who got into trouble with giving themselves so much money and them calling it a bonus etc.,” wrote Leanne Peters May 3, 2016 to Chief Norma Webb, Coun. Victoria Peters and staff members.“She asked if she could get back to us on Thursday, I said that was fine as as is very busy the next two days. She will let us know what we should call it and give us amounts that are reasonable …”Stano wrote Peters council May 6, 2016 saying “it’s a bit of a tricky area with conflict of interest concerns arising, as well as how the fiduciary duties that council owes to the band come into play” and said she would need to get to back to council to give her “best advice.”“Recent case law makes this something we need to make sure we get absolutely right,” wrote Stano from her iPhone according to the email.APTN was not able to obtain any further emails on the matter and wrote Stano asking if she counselled Peters on how to give themselves money without getting into trouble.Stano did not respond, but the CEO of the Gowling WLG did a couple days later.“Gowling WLG has not advised the Chief and Council to authorize bonus payments to themselves, nor to disguise any such payments, whether in the form of meeting per diem/Honoria or otherwise,” wrote Peter Lukasiewicz.Lukasiewicz said Gowling also did not provide any advice to administration or staff.Stano was one of the lawyers Peters had during its negotiation with Kinder Morgan over the expansion of Trans Mountain pipeline.Peters signed what’s known as a Mutual Benefits Agreement with Kinder Morgan in January 2016 to allow the company to put a second pipeline through its territory.The deal is worth millions of dollars over the next 20 years.Related: Promise to dying mother sees daughter take on ‘rigged’ band council to bring her family homeAs of April 2016, Peters had $985,000 in a separate bank account, known as its Kinder Morgan account, according to bank statements obtained by APTN.Records show $200,000 was transferred from the Kinder Morgan account to its main bank account June 28, 2016.Peters council has refused to answer questions from APTN.Peters First Nation is a reserve of 12 homes about two hours east of Vancouver along the TransCanada Highway.kjackson@aptn.calast_img read more

28 09 19

Led by its defense, the Ohio State men’s hockey team bounced back to take two points from No. 2 Miami (Ohio) and secure home ice in the playoffs.After being mauled in Oxford, Ohio, Friday night, the Buckeyes bounced back from the 6-2 loss to get a shootout victory Saturday in Columbus.When a game goes to a shootout it is officially scored as a tie, but Buckeye goaltender Dustin Carlson said after the game that “I feel like it’s a win, not a tie.”Carlson was the star for the Buckeyes as he shut out Miami through regulation, overtime and the shootout.“He responded well from [Friday] night,” coach John Markell said of his goaltender. In one of the best games of his career, Carlson finished the game with 38 saves.“At the drop of the puck I just knew I was into it right away,” Carlson said. He also attributed a lot of the Buckeyes’ success to the play of the defense, which he attributed to better communication.Junior Peter Boyd, who scored the Buckeyes second shootout goal, also acknowledged the improved play of the defense.“We had guys blocking shots and making sacrifices,” Boyd said. “I think [Shane] Sims had eight blocks tonight.”While the game was low on scoring, it certainly didn’t lack intensity.“Playing back-to-back nights against your rival, that’s pretty intense,” Miami coach Enrico Blasi said.Four players were penalized for roughing after the whistle, including OSU’s John Albert and Miami’s Curtis McKenzie at the end of overtime.The penalty against Albert looked to be costly as he is one of the usual shooters for the Buckeyes in a shootout situation, but was unable to participate due to penalty. The Buckeyes were, however, unaffected as both Sergio Somma and Peter Boyd lit the lamp for the Buckeyes, which was more than enough for Carlson.Carlson saved both attempts he faced, securing a 2-0 shootout win for the Buckeyes. Carlson has now saved the past 11 attempts he has faced in shootouts as his confidence continues to grow.“Right now is probably the best I’ve felt all season, playing in five games in a row now,” Carlson said.The shootout victory earned the Buckeyes two key points in their final game of the season and ensured home ice for the first round of the conference tournament. The Buckeyes finish the regular season in eighth place in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and will host ninth place Notre Dame next weekend.Next weekend’s series will come with a change of scenery for the Buckeyes. The games will be played at the OSU Ice Rink, instead of the Schottenstein Center where the team played its regular season games. But for the Buckeyes it is a welcomed change.“I’m excited about it,” Carlson said. “We practice over there every day, so we know the ice very well. I also like the small barn, it’s not going to take too many of our fans to pack it. Last year when we played Bowling Green the atmosphere was great and hopefully we feed off of that.” read more

18 09 19

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho aimed a jibe at Premier League chief Richard Scudamore following his side’s 2-1 victory over Leicester CityCaptain Pogba converted from the spot inside the first five minutes while Luke Shaw netted his first goal for United to increase the lead for Mourinho’s men.However, Jamie Vardy’s goal in added time created a tense ending in what was an overall lackluster display from the Red Devils.Mourinho didn’t hide his emotions and wasted no time to lambast Scudamore over the Premier League schedule.“Mr Scudamore must be happy, it’s a good way to start the Premier League,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“A good match. A match where I needed six changes not three. I want to play Martial but I can’t, Paul Pogba can’t play 90, Fred the same. I need more changes.“It was not easy to manage the game from the touchline. But I told the players we had good periods, lots of glimpses of the type of football we wanted to play. Leicester were strong in periods but we coped with that as a team.“The team played as a team. In the second half, I had Andreas Pereira and Fred with a yellow card, Paul was fantastic his contribution was amazing but the fuel was disappearing. We were in trouble.“Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn’t make that change. The players gave everything, they gave what they had. Everybody did that.”last_img read more

17 09 19

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes his side will be in contention for top four by the end of the year.Manchester United are in eighth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind Champions Manchester City after losing 3-1 to their bitter rivals at the Etihad before the international break but Mourinho is convinced they will close the gap by January.“It is a big gap but I know that until the end of December we have eight Premier League matches to play,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“If I’m not wrong I think there are eight.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We are speaking about 24 points for us to fight for and the other teams that are in the top four. I believe we are going to be there”Manchester United host Crystal Palace on Saturday at Old Trafford and are hoping to start closing the seven-point gap behind between them and Tottenham who face a tough London derby at home against Chelsea.last_img read more

10 09 19

first_img 10 Photos VW will build Sedric, this self-driving concept pod Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Car Industry Auto Tech Post a comment Share your voice News • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon is pricey, starting from $36,840 Self-driving cars Join us for a ride in Ford’s prototype self-driving car Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2019 Lamborghini Urus review: Part SUV, part supercar 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Preview • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar Tags More about 2019 Volkswagen Arteon 5:57 Review • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon review: VW’s CC followup is more than just a carbon copy More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageI’d probably feel carsick, too, if I was getting driven around with that thing on my head. Volkswagen It took me years to condition myself to be able to look at my phone from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle without getting nauseous, and there are countless others still trying to make that happen for themselves. When self-driving cars begin to litter the landscape, occupants might be rightfully worried about how the cars will drive and whether or not they might make people sick. Thankfully, Volkswagen is trying to figure out ways around that.Volkswagen last week published a release chronicling the ways that the automaker is attempting to mitigate car sickness for passengers of autonomous vehicles. The OEM is looking at two specific things: What makes a person sick in a car, and how to mitigate that in the future.To figure this out, Volkswagen is putting people in cars and making them sick (really). In its release, it mentions a specific scenario: A volunteer wears sensors and cameras to measure various things like pulse and body temperature. That person is taken around a test track, following behind a semiautonomous vehicle operating “in a stop-start motion,” mimicking traffic. The volunteer must watch a video displayed on a dashboard-mounted tablet the whole time the test is running. The test passenger mentioned in the release said she doesn’t normally get carsick, but in this test, she did.VW is trying to figure out ways to mitigate this onset of nausea. The automaker mentioned the idea of movable seats that could physically react to changes in vehicle physics, as well as a set of LED light strips that tell users when the car is braking or accelerating, hopefully syncing up the brain and inner ear with the motions experienced through the vehicle. VW claims that there has been “some initial success,” but it’s still working to ensure that whatever countermeasures it devises will be useful for those in the real world.It doesn’t take a self-driving car to make you nauseous as a passenger, obviously. I felt under the weather trying to operate a trunk-mounted camera while riding shotgun around a track, and it took fewer than three laps to start feeling unwell. Taking my eyes off the screen and focusing solely on the horizon did help, but when it comes to autonomous cars, one of their perceived benefits is the ability to get some work done on a commute, and immediately getting carsick would negate that. VW’s smart to try and get ahead of this, lest we find a whole subset of civilization unsuited for AVs from a gastrointestinal standpoint.last_img read more

5 09 19

first_imgMahika SharmaTwitterActress Mahika Sharma, known for tv shows like Ramayana and FIR,opened up about receiving vulgar messages on Holi for working with adult film star Danny D.Mahika said that sheis paying the price of working with adult star Danny D in the upcoming Bollywood movie “The Modern Culture”.Mahika spoke about an incident she faced on Holi this year. While talking she shared, “Social media is platform I feel which needs more safety. One should be asked for government identity before creating an account. So we can be more secured. I usually get messages from strangers asking me my rates for night. Not only me, I find such stupid comments on many actresses or models too. But this time I faced a real bad experience. Someone messaged me “Danny D ki pichkari se khelogi.. Indian k b try karo..”Mahika has also urged people to be sure about women safety during Holi. She said, “Boys will touch but don’t allow it in that way! You will have people touching you. It’s a given. Although I cannot deny that it can and has been unsafe for women with boys thinking it’s a free for all in the name of Holi, you have to remember that you are  in power here. If you don’t want to be touched or it crosses your boundaries – tell them to back off!”Mahika Sharma had also earned the tittle of Miss Teen Northeast, India.last_img read more

3 09 19

first_imgBangladesh Awami League general secretary and the road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoTerming the allegation made by Priya Saha to US president Donald Trump about Bangladesh ‘absolutely false’, ruling Bangladesh Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said she will be sued on sedition charges, reports news agency UNB.”Priya Saha’s allegation was absolutely false. No one will agree with her. A sedition case will be filed against her. The process is underway,” said Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, while talking to newsmen at AL president’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka.Priya Saha, one of the organising secretaries of Bangladesh Hindu-Bouddha-Christian Oikya Parishad, was seen telling US president Donald Trump, among other things, that 37 million Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people have been disappeared from Bangladesh. She also told president Trump that her land has been grabbed by Muslim fundamentalists and sought his help so that Hindu, Buddhist and Christian people can live in Bangladesh.The Bangladesh government on Saturday said it appears that there was an ulterior motive behind Priya Saha’s “absolutely false and concocted” stories that were targeted to malign Bangladesh.”Bangladesh is a beacon of religious freedom and communal harmony, where people of all faiths have been living in peace for ages,” said the foreign ministry, strongly protesting all the “blatant lies” Priya Saha told US president Donald Trump.The government also condemned her remarks in the strongest possible terms.Bangladesh national Priya Saha took part in the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held at the US Department of State in Washington, DC on 16-18 July.Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen also attended the meeting.Delegates from 106 countries, including about 40 foreign ministers, took part in the meeting at the invitation of Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State.last_img read more

2 09 19

first_img Share President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, March 5, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Under twin clouds of legal investigations, the leaders of the United States and Israel pledged Monday to further strengthen ties as President Donald Trump said he might travel to Jerusalem to preside over the May opening of a new U.S. embassy. Prospects for using such a trip to unveil his much-vaunted but still mysterious peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians were uncertain.Hosting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump said his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city had improved chances for ending the conflict, despite Palestinians’ insistence otherwise. The two steps enraged the Palestinians, who claim part of Jerusalem for the capital of an eventual state and accuse Trump of abandoning the U.S. role of honest broker.Monday’s meeting came as Trump and Netanyahu cement an increasingly close relationship yet amid profound turmoil in the Middle East that threatens hopes of a resumption in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and also attempts to restore stability in the volatile region. Iran and its activities in Syria and Lebanon are a profound concern to Israel, and Netanyahu made clear Iran is his highest priority.Trump said that despite their anger, “the Palestinians, I think, are wanting to come back to the table.” There was no apparent evidence for the assertion as the Palestinians aren’t even cooperating with U.S. mediation right now.Trump said his Mideast team, led by his son-in-law Jared Kushner, was hard at work on a peace proposal that is nearing completion, even as Kushner’s status is in limbo after losing his top secret security clearance.Trump said he had actually given peace hopes by removing Jerusalem as an obstacle in long-stalled negotiations that have collapsed under successive U.S. administrations of both political parties. “Nobody could get past, No. 1 Jerusalem,” he said. “We’ve taken it off the table. So this gives us a real opportunity for peace.”Trump said he was looking into the possibility of making his second trip to Jerusalem as president in mid-May, when the embassy is slated to move into a temporary location that is now an annex of the U.S. consulate. “We’re looking at coming,” he said. “If I can, I will.”With Netanyahu looking on, Trump said he had rejected a $1 billion plan for a new embassy in favor of a temporary facility that would cost only $250,000. Eventually, however, that embassy would have to be expanded to accommodate more than a handful of diplomats. The cost of an expansion likely would run in the hundreds of millions of dollars, based on construction costs for U.S. embassies around the world.For his part, Netanyahu lavished praise on Trump for the Jerusalem recognition and the embassy move, comparing him with the Persian King Cyrus, who allowed Jews to return to Jerusalem from Babylon 2,500 years ago; former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour,who signed a declaration in 1917 supporting the creation of a Jewish state in what was then the British mandate of Palestine; and President Harry Truman, the first world leader to recognize Israel in 1948.“Mr. President, this will be remembered by our people throughout the ages,” Netanyahu said. He added that the U.S.-Israel relationship had never been closer than since Trump took office.For all the warmth and bonhomie, misgivings are percolating under the surface over Iran, where Israel sees Trump’s efforts to date to crack down on the Jewish state’s arch-enemy as lacking. Trump has vowed to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in mid-May unless the U.S. and Europe agree on sanctions that would punish Iran for activity not covered by the accord or, in some cases, would be eventually permitted under its terms.Israeli officials are concerned Trump may not demand enough, particularly on Iran’s ballistic missile program, and are wary the administration may be acquiescing to Iran’s growing presence in Syria and influence in Lebanon — two Israeli neighbors.“Iran has not given up its nuclear ambitions,” Netanyahu said. “It came out of this nuclear deal emboldened and enriched.”“Iran must be stopped,” he said.Netanyahu arrived in the United States over the weekend as Washington was gearing up for the annual conference of AIPAC, the powerful pro-Israel lobby, that will give him a respite from swirling legal troubles at home. He and his wife were questioned separately by police for hours on Friday in a pending corruption case before his departure for Washington. Just before meeting with Trump on Monday, Israel police announced that a Netanyahu confidant had agreed to turn state’s witness in the burgeoning case.Netanyahu will speak to the AIPAC conference on Tuesday. Vice President Mike Pence and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley are to address the conference later Monday.last_img read more