Topics : China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday.The Ad5-nCoV is one of China’s eight vaccine candidates approved for human trials at home and abroad for the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. The shot also won approval for human testing in Canada.China’s Central Military Commission approved the use of the vaccine by the military on June 25 for a period of one year, CanSino said in a filing. The vaccine candidate was developed jointly by CanSino and a research institute at the Academy of Military Science (AMS). “The Ad5-nCoV is currently limited to military use only and its use cannot be expanded to a broader vaccination range without the approval of the Logistics Support Department,” CanSino said, referring to the Central Military Commission department which approved the military use of the vaccine.CanSino declined to disclose whether the inoculation of the vaccine candidate is mandatory or optional, citing commercial secrets, in an email to Reuters.The military approval follows China’s decision earlier this month to offer two other vaccine candidates to employees at state-owned firms travelling overseas.The Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials of the CanSino’s vaccine candidate showed it has the potential to prevent diseases caused by the coronavirus, which has killed half a million people globally, but its commercial success cannot be guaranteed, the company said.Separately, AMS received an approval earlier this month to test its second experimental coronavirus vaccine in humans.No vaccine has yet been approved for commercial use against the illness caused by the new coronavirus, but over a dozen vaccines from more than 100 candidates globally are being tested in humans.
James Horwill is now playing with English Premiership side the Harlequins in England. Picture: David Rogers/Getty Images.IF you live and breathe rugby union, the home of former Wallabies and Reds captain James Horwill may be the one for you – and he’s even dropped the rent.Now captain of renowned English Premiership side Harlequins, Horwill has had his beautiful home in inner-city Brisbane on the rental market since he left in 2015. Available for $1,100 a week rental in Paddington, QLD. Quite a peaceful master bedroom. His place has a pool and large entertainment deck.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoHe’s dropped the rent by $100 in three years, now asking $1,100 a week for the three bedroom house which has two bathrooms, two car tandem garage as well as a modern entertainment deck and inground saltwater pool.The former Brisbane Boys College Horwill bought the property in 2011 for $1.1m – the same year that he captained the Reds to win the Super Rugby championship. The home has an office/study that has its own external entry, perfect for running a business out of home maybe. That takes high ceilings to a whole new level.The home was being marketed as having contemporary styling with an abundance of space – clearly a necessity when you are as tall as his 6ft 7 inches. It has polished timber floors, louvre windows, soaring ceilings, an office with its own external entry door, airconditioning, a theatre room, and is walking distance from shops, cafes, restaurants and schools in high demand Paddington. The property is available from March 9. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK
This property at 8 Kroll St, Kippa-Ring, is inviting interest over $379,000. This cute Queenslander cottage at 62 Tibrogargan Drive, Narangba, is on the market for offers over $355,000.Quarterly sales in Burpengary have risen from 69 to 97 in the past six quarters, while at Sandstone Point, sales are up from around 40 per quarter to 55 to 60.Homes are selling so fast in the area that Jared and Annaliese Bullock just sold their four-bedroom house in Burpengary for $475,000 before they had a chance to even put it on the market.Mrs Bullock said she contacted an agent at RE/MAX Ultimate, who brought through a couple of potential buyers and the offer was made within days.But she’s not too surprised, given how close the suburb is to the train station, shops and the highway. The couple also recently bought two units as investment properties in nearby Caboolture. Acacia Ridge, Algester, Eight Mile Plains, Kuraby and Sunnybank Hills are also predicted growth areas. This big, four-bedroom home at 35 Westminster Rd, Bellmere, is available for offers over $379,000. Picture: realestate.com.au.The Moreton Bay region has 10 rising star suburbs where sales have been steadily increasing including Banksia Beach, Bellmere and Deception Bay. Terry Ryder, managing director of Hotspotting.com.au.Moreton Bay is the number one local government area in the state for growth, according to the latest Price Predictor Index report from Hotspotting.The report examines sales activity, rather than prices, to determine the best and worst local government areas for property market growth. Annaliese Bullock, 27 with husband Jared, 27 and daughter Lyla 5 months sold their Burpengary before it even went on the market. Picture: AAP/ Megan Slade.INVESTORS chasing capital growth in Brisbane are spoiled for choice, with a new report identifying 27 suburbs where house prices are tipped to rise — and more than half of them have a median price of less than $500,000.Property analyst Terry Ryder has identified the rising stars of the property market — where sales are rising steadily and house prices are set to follow. And they’re not the inner-city, blue chip suburbs you might expect. This family home at 33 Male Rd, Caboolture, is on the market for offers over $349,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThis four-bedroom home on 617 sqm at 13 Stonewood St, Algester, is for sale.“It’s the affordable, outer areas that have got the most activity at the moment,” Mr Ryder said.“The infrastructure is pretty good, with train links to the centre of the city, and there’s lots of shopping centres and good amenities.”“The sweet spot is to be about 200 metres from a school, a shopping centre and a train station.”SUBURBS WHERE SALES ARE RISINGAcacia Ridge $402,000Algester $493,000Banksia Beach $550,000Bellmere $345,000Birkdale $533,000Boondall $490,000Burpengary $420,000Caboolture $340,000Caboolture South $290,000Deception Bay $345,000Eight Mile Plains $788,000Ferny Grove $595,000Goodna $324,000Jimboomba $480,000Kippa Ring $415,000Kuraby $679,000Mt Warren Park $390Narangba $458,000Petrie $410,000Raceview $318,000Sandstone Point $420,000Sinnamon Park $720,000Springfield $426,000Sunnybank Hills $660,000Tingalpa $516,000Victoria Point $522,000Woodridge $299,000Source: Hotspotting
This house on a 1012sqm block at 65 Brisbane St is in the heart of Mackay, and will go under the hammer on April 11Dr Mardiasmo said the findings “gave hope” to those who felt they had been locked out of the metro market.“There are a lot of regional towns where you can build wealth without breaking the bank,” she said. “The thing with the regional markets is that they are often dependant on a few key industries, so they do go up and down, but property has always been a long-term game. “You can buy a bargain and ride the wave back up.”For example, the median house sales price in Emerald is currently $310,000, down from a high of $430,000 in 2013. But values are on the up, rising 26.5 per cent in the past 12 months, according to CoreLogic. Mackay is about 100km from Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. Pictured is Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays Islands, QLD. Picture: Tourism WhitsundaysOther hot spots nationally included Dubbo, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Maitland and Yass Valley in NSW; Warrnambool, Ballarat, Mitchell and Wodonga in Victoria; and the Northern Midlands in Tasmania. When asked about what the regions had in common, PRDnationwide national research manager Dr Diaswati (Asti) Mardiasmo said it came down to a few key factors.“All of these areas have had quite a lot of investment in infrastructure over the past 24 months, improving liveability,” she said. “They are also not the first places people think of to park their money so buyers don’t often realise there is quite a lot more development to come.“These areas are in their prime – they are affordable, have good job prospects, higher rental yields and lower vacancy rates.”Mackay and the Central Highlands are significant resource sectors, and saw a softening in prices during the mining downturn. But that is changing. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThis house at Cow Bay in the Douglas shire sits on 1.01ha is in the rainforest and has its own waterfall – all for just $499,000Vacancy rates were also below those in Brisbane, pushing up yields, the report said. The latest property data from CoreLogic also reveals the changing picture in the regions, with Douglas recording an 18.6 per cent increase in median house prices in the past five years, and a modest 1.7 per cent increase in the past three months.The region also attracts a median asking rent of $430 a week – just $45 less than the Brisbane city average.In Mackay and the Central Highlands, where the mining downturn dug deep, median house values fell sharply five years ago, down 18.6 per cent and 53.4 per cent respectively.But both regions are seeing house values emerging from the hole, with increases of 4.5 per cent (Mackay) and 10.7 per cent (Central Highlands) in the past 12 months, according to the latest CoreLogic market report. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy the struggle is real for first home buyers01:25AUSTRALIA’S most affordable regions to buy a house have been revealed, and you won’t have to break the bank to get a leg up on the property ladder.But you will have to think beyond the major capital city markets, according to the Ready Set Go Regional Top 12 Affordable Hotspots 2019 report by PRDnationwide. Twelve regions were identified in the report, and each one was affordable, had experienced price growth, had seen investment in local infrastructure with more projects in the pipeline, and showed strong indicators for local jobs and a sustainable economic future.In Queensland, the local government areas that came out on top were the Douglas Shire in the state’s far north, and Mackay and the Central Highlands in central Queensland. This five bedroom house at 8 Ward Place in Emerald is on the market for $335,000 – a price unfathomable in the southeast corner.And so is the competition, according to local Elders Real Estate agent Wendy Thornberry.“The market is picking up … things in the lower bracket are selling quickly,” she said.In Mackay, PRDnationwide agent Greg Chappell described the market at “healthy” with prices rising steadily. He said rents were increasing “quite dramatically” due to low vacancy rates.“Properties get rented within a few days,” he said. The resources sector is a major employer in Mackay and the Central HighlandsThe PRDnationwide report said the Central Highlands region, which includes Emerald and several mining powerhouse towns, offered “potential to investors for strong returns” and “great value potential for first home buyers”.First home buyers were also “urged to consider the value” in Mackay, which offered increased affordability and capital growth potential.Both regions were also expected to see substantial investment in commercial, residential and infrastructure projects during 2019, according to the report.In the Douglas shire, north of Cairns, affordable housing and land has been attracting the seachangers, steadily driving up median values.
NZ Herald 19 May 2018Family First Comment: “The reason is not because I’m pig-headed or because I don’t have any empathy for those who are in difficult situations. We don’t need it; if you talk to the bulk of our palliative care positions they will tell you they can manage even the most difficult illness or disability.”www.protect.org.nzA retired professor with more than four decades of medical practice as a geriatrician and terminal care manager says he has grave concerns for the future if voluntary euthanasia is legalised.Dr David Richmond, professor emeritus of geriatric medicine at the University of Auckland and founder of the HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing, said he would never support medically assisted dying, even in the most difficult of circumstances.“The reason is not because I’m pig-headed or because I don’t have any empathy for those who are in difficult situations.“We don’t need it; if you talk to the bulk of our palliative care positions they will tell you they can manage even the most difficult illness or disability.”Richmond said proponents were failing to take responsibility for the long term issues associated with medically assisted death.“Although within the first year of legalising euthanasia it may be looked at as being okay with no problems, by the time you get to eight to 10 years out it begins to create the most horrendous problems, not only to the medical profession but society as a whole.”His biggest concern was that doctors and nurses would become too relaxed about the due processes in place and end the lives of those who either didn’t want euthanasia or weren’t eligible.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503462&objectid=12052785
Pictured: Ric Hertel, Shane Tucker, Ryan Marshall and Ashlee SatterfieldVersailles, In. — Ashlee Satterfield has been named deputy prosecutor for Ripley County. Prosecutor Ric Hertel says this is the first time in 19 years their office will have four prosecutors. The appointment is partially funded by a grant.The majority of her work will be devoted to violence against women and sexual assault.
The winners from left to right are: Spencer Mack (What drinks eat your teeth), Ben Ruter (Effects of acid on your teeth), Ellie Cornett (Glow beyond your imagination), Regina Gerstbauer (Fire vs Wood), and Amelia Austin (Improving water quality).Submitted by: Diane Jones, SLS 6th grade teacherBatesville, In. — St. Louis School’s eighth grade participated in a grade wise science fair during Catholic Schools Week. The students began their projects in August and were able to determine their own topic. Students came up with a variety of topics and showed their creativity and scientific thinking skills.
THE Guyana National Under-19 cricket team defeated the Windward Islands by 6 runs yesterday to be crowned the 2017 CWI Regional Under-19 50-overs tournament champions.The title was even more prestigious, as it enabled Guyana to claim other honoree positions, namely retaining the one-day Title they won in 2016 and securing the 2017 double championship, that of the CWI Regional 3-Day tournament and the CWI Regional 50-overs tournament.The 2017 CWI Regional 50 overs tournament, saw Guyana convincingly win all six of their matches, against such opponents as ICC Americas, Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Leeward Islands, and Windward Islands.In yesterday’s match played at Warner Park in St Kitts, Guyana, batted first and reached 217 all out, with Raymond Perez scoring a masterful 77 and Joshua Persaud a solid 40. Bowling for Windward Islands, Dillon Douglas took 3 for 32, Jaheseon Alexander 2 for 24 and Alick Athanaze 2 for 43..Windward Islands in reply were only able to score 211 in 49.4 overs, Emmanuel Stewart hitting 48, and Wayne Edwards 43.Bowling for Guyana, Richie Looknauth grabbed 3 for 31 and off-spinner Bhaskar Yadram 2 for 35. Guyana won the match by 6 runs.The National Under-19 team will return to Guyana today via the Eugene F. Correia International Airport, Ogle, at 14:00hrs.The Guyana Cricket Board is extremely elated and congratulates the team on their remarkable feat of obtaining the double championship title.Meanwhile, dethroned champions Trinidad and Tobago defeated the hapless Jamaica by six wickets while Barbados beat the Leeward Islands by five wickets.
Update on the latest sports — Corbin Burnes was sharp in the Brewers’ 7-1 win over the Indians, allowing an earned run and three hits while fanning seven over six innings. Keston Hiura (HEER’-uh) supplied a two-run homer and three RBIs, while Ben Gamel had three of Milwaukee’s 12 hits.— The Mariners doubled up the Rangers, 6-3 as Yusei Kikuchi (YOO’-say kih-KOO’-chee) held Texas to a run and just two hits in six innings. J.P. Crawford’s three-run blast gave Seattle a 6-1 lead in the eighth.MLB-NEWSIndians’ Francona recovering, still unable to rejoin teamUNDATED (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is feeling better after undergoing surgeries and a hospital stay. However, it may be some time before he’s healthy enough to rejoin the AL Central leaders. — Toronto won the opener of a twinbill as Danny Jansen hit a two-run homer, Travis Shaw had a solo shot in an 8-7 downing of the Red Sox. Shaw went 3 for 4 with a double in the Blue Jays’ third straight win and seventh in nine games.— The Bosox ended a five-game skid by taking the nightcap as Yairo Muñoz had three hits in a 3-2 over the Jays. Muñoz went a combined 6 for 7 in the twinbill with a two-run homer, two doubles and three RBIs.— Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a two-run double in the White Sox’s 7-3 verdict over the Royals. Eloy (EE’-loy) Jimenez had three hits and Chicago took over the AL Central lead with its 14th win in 18 games.— Jorge Polanco and Josh Donaldson hit back-to-back homers leading off the bottom of the first before the Twins held off the Tigers, 2-0 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Randy Dobnak allowed four hits over five innings to get the win.— The Twins completed a sweep by downing the Tigers, 3-2 on an RBI single by Marwin Gonzalez in the eighth. Sergio Romo pitched a perfect seventh and Trevor May picked up the save in Minnesota’s fourth straight win. Osaka continued to struggle deep into the match before winning the last five games of a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 triumph over 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk. The 2018 Open champ heaved her racket during the second set and admitted to cursing at herself before improving to 7-0 since the WTA Tour resumed during the coronavirus pandemic.Also moving into the fourth round is 2016 U.S. Open champion Angelique Kerber, who beat 20-year-old American Ann Li in straight sets. Kerber’s next opponent is another American, 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady, who beat Caroline Garcia. Sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova has moved into the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over American Jessica Pegula.American teenager Caty McNally reached the third round with a rain-delayed victory against Ekaterina Alexandrova, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6. Her win put 11 U.S.-born women in Round 3. Eighth seed Petra Martic claimed her third-round match in straight sets. Francona has missed 23 games after having surgery for a gastrointestinal issue at the Cleveland Clinic and then having complications from blood clotting. In other MLB news:— Cardinals catcher Matt Wieters (WEE’-turz) has been activated from the 10-day injured list after being sidelined by a broken left big toe. Catcher Andrew Knizner was optioned to the team’s alternate training site to make room for Wieters, who is 0 for 12 in six games this year.PGA-TOUR CHAMPIONSRahm catches Johnson at Tour Championship TCU postpones SMU game after positive testsDALLAS (AP) — TCU and SMU have postponed their Sept. 11 matchup in Fort Worth after the Horned Frogs said that some players and support staff tested positive for the coronavirus.TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati said the programs would try to make up the game at a later date. In other outbreak news:— The Indianapolis Colts say they will allow a maximum of 2,500 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium for the team’s home opener Sept. 20 against the Minnesota Vikings. That number was determined following discussions with the Marion County Public Health Department and set to meet local, NFL and CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Harrell named NBA’s top subLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell has been voted the NBA Sixth Man Award after averaging a career-best 18.6 points in 63 games before the pandemic shutdown of the regular season.The Clippers have come away with four of the last five Sixth Man Awards. Teammate Williams had won it the previous two seasons before finishing third this year.Harrell received 58 first-place votes from a panel of 100 writers and broadcasters, earning 397 points. Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) of Oklahoma City was second with 35 first-place votes and 328 points.NHL-STANLEY CUP Associated Press Colorado was trying to win the series after dropping three of the first four games.The Golden Knights put away the Vancouver Canucks with a stifling 2-0 victory. Robin Lehner needed to make just 14 saves for his third shutout of the series.Neither team scored until Shea Theodore netted a power-play goal with 6:08 remaining. Alex Tuch (tuhk) and Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee) added empty-netters for Vegas, which dropped the previous two games before earning a meeting with the Stars.MLB-SCHEDULEBraves, Nats split twinbill UNDATED (AP) — The defending World Series champs ended a seven-game losing streak with a split of their doubleheader against the Braves, but they still own the National League’s second-worst record at 13-24.Ronald Acuña (ah-KOON’-yuh) Jr. homered twice and Dansby Swanson added a two-run shot as Atlanta roughed up the Washington Nationals, 7-1 in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Swanson finished with three RBIs, including an RBI single in the sixth. The Braves had won five straight until Michael Taylor hit a two-run double and had three RBIs in Washington’s 10-9 win in Game 2. Freddie Freeman’s grand slam tied the game, 7-7 in the fourth, but the Nats regained the lead on Trea Turner’s fifth-inning solo homer.Elsewhere around the majors:— AJ Pollock, Joc Pederson and Mookie Betts homered in the eighth inning to power the Dodgers to their sixth straight win, 10-6 over the Rockies. The NL West leaders rallied after Kevin Pillar’s erased the Dodgers’ 5-2 lead in the top of the eighth. KENTUCKY DERBY-SCRATCHDerby field down to 16LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched. The one-eyed gelding has an apparent foot issue. Saturday’s Derby will have its fewest starters since 2003, when Funny Cide beat 15 rivals. SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK Osaka overcomes test from teenager NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) stayed perfect for 2020 and advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win.He beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 43 minutes, holding serve throughout. Djokovic has won his last 29 matches and is 26-0 this season, making him a prohibitive favorite to get his fourth U.S. Open title. Fourth seed Naomi Osaka is among Friday’s third-round winners. — Kyle Davies tossed four-hit ball over seven innings of the Padres’ 7-0 shutout of the Athletics. Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. belted his 14th homer and a two-run double for San Diego, which also received round-trippers from Manny Machado and Luis Campusano.— The Angels squandered a three-run lead in the ninth before beating the Astros, 6-5 on Shohei Ohtani’s (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nayz) RBI single in the bottom of the 11th. Mike Trout scored the winning run after belting his 299th home run to tie Tim Salmon’s club record.— Ketel Marte homered, doubled twice and singled as the Diamondbacks beat the Giants, 6-5 to snap a five-game losing streak. Nick Ahmed (ah-MEHD’) had three hits for the Diamondbacks and rookie catcher Daulton Varsho drove in two runs.— Yu Darvish carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and won his seventh straight decision as the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 4-1. Willson Contreras had three hits and four RBIs to back Darvish, who limited St. Louis to one hit while striking out 11 over seven frames.— Nick Castellanos (kas-tee-AH’-nohs) hit his 11th home run for the Reds in a 4-2 win over the Pirates in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Luis Castillo struck out eight over six strong innings of his first major league win since last September. ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson share the first-round lead after one round of the PGA’s Tour Championship. Rahm fired a 5-under 65 that allowed him to make up the two-shot deficit. Johnson was awarded the two-shot edge over Rahm at the start of the round for being No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup. Johnson shot a 67 but lost a three-shot edge early with back-to-back bogeys to end the front nine and a bogey on 18. Justin Thomas is alone in third, two off the pace and two ahead of Rory McIlroy.TENNIS-US OPEN — Anthony Alford laced a two-run triple and came around to score on a wild pitch, all in the fourth inning of the Bucs’ 4-3 downing of Cincinnati. The Reds had to settle for a split despite homers by Eugenio (eh-oo-HAY’-nee-oh) Suarez and Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) in the nightcap.— The Phillies earned their fifth straight win as Jake Arrieta gave up two runs over seven innings of their 5-3 decision over the Mets. Roman Quinn’s RBI single in the seventh put Philadelphia ahead to stay.— Rookie left-hander Josh Fleming won his third consecutive start and Michael Perez had a three-run double to propel the AL East-leading Rays past the Marlins, 5-4. Yoshi Tsutsugo (YOH’-shee soo-SOO’-goh) homered in Tampa Bay’s 20th win in their last 25 games.— The Yankees beat the Orioles for the 19th straight time as Miguel Andujar (an-DOO’-hahr) furnished the tiebreaking single in the ninth inning of a 6-5 victory at Baltimore. Gary Sanchez homered and Brett Gardner had two RBIs in the Game 1 win.— The Orioles finally beat the Yanks for the first time since March 2019. Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run homer and sparked a four-run fifth inning with an RBI single in the Birds’ 6-3 win against New York. The Heat trailed by 12 before outscoring the top-seeded Bucks, 40-13 in the fourth quarter of a 115-100 triumph against Milwaukee. Jimmy Butler scored 17 of his team-high 30 points in the final period.Bam Adebayo (ad-a-BY’-oh) had 20 points and 16 rebounds for Miami, which pulled off its biggest fourth-quarter comeback in playoff history. Jae Crowder had 17 points to help the Heat improve to 7-0 in this postseason.The Bucks got 21 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists from Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-to-KOON’-poh), who twisted an ankle in the first quarter and appeared to labor at times.Miami will go for an unexpected sweep on Sunday.The other No. 1 seed is the Los Angeles Lakers, who dropped their opener for the second straight series. Stars prevail in OT, Knights close out CanucksEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It took three tries this week, but both the Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights have finally advanced to the NHL’s Western Conference finals. The Stars are this far into the postseason for the first time since 2008, while the Golden Knights are in the conference final for the second time in their three-year history.Rookie Joel Kiviranta completed his first NHL hat trick 7:24 into overtime to give the Stars a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Kiviranta also provided the tying tally with 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation, just 10 seconds after Vladimir Namestnikov (nah-MEHST’-nih-kahv) put the Avs ahead. Kiviranta had played in just two other postseason games and scored one goal in 11 games during the regular season.Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) provided the other Dallas goals, and Anton Khudobin (hoo-DOH’-bihn) stopped 40 shots. Peterson played the past two seasons with Washington. He’s 1,053 yards behind Barry Sanders for fourth on the all-time rushing list and needs 12 TDs to catch Marcus Allen for the third most in NFL history.In other NFL news:— The Broncos have released inside linebacker Todd Davis, their leading tackler in three of the last four seasons. He had 134 defensive stops last year despite missing the first two games. — Former All-Pro punter Greg Montgomery has died at 55. Montgomery spent nine years in the NFL with Houston, Detroit and Baltimore, earning All-Pro honors with the 1993 Oilers. He led the league in punting three times.— The Raiders have released safety Damarious Randall. Randall is the second veteran defensive back to be cut by the team this week after signing a free-agent deal in the offsesaon. Winners on the men’s side Friday include fifth seed Alexander Zverev and seventh seed David Goffin.NFL-NEWSWashington cuts APUNDATED (AP) — Washington’s NFL team has pulled off a stunning surprise by releasing veteran running back Adrian Peterson. Head coach Ron Rivera called Peterson early in the morning asking him to come to the facility, then delivered the news that the team was moving on from the 35-year-old. The decision comes as teams need to get to the 53-man limit by Sunday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSHeats beat Bucks again for 3-0 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat are on the verge of reaching the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals for the first time since the days of LeBron James, Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and Chris Bosh in 2014. James Harden scored 36 points and the Houston Rockets ran away from the Lakers, 112-97.Russell Westbrook added 24 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Rockets, who had just one day of rest after closing out a seven-game series against Oklahoma City. Eric Gordon chipped in 23 points and helped Houston go on a 16-3 run in the final period to go ahead by 19.Anthony Davis had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, while LeBron James had 20 points, eight boards and seven assists.Game 2 is Sunday.NBA-SIXTH MAN AWARD September 5, 2020
A YOUNG and budding entrepreneur, Tyrese Jeffrey, Manager/Owner of Woven Texture Barber Shop, located at 3rd Avenue, Diamond, East Bank Demerara, has come on board with sponsorship for the staging of the inaugural Sports Extra Inter-Village Football competition.Jeffrey, in handing over sponsorship to Director of Sports Extra, Franklin Wilson, at the Barber Shop, said that he was very happy to be approached to come on board as a sponsor even though his business is still very young.“Woven Texture Barber Shop is happy to support this tournament which will bring together teams along the East Bank corridor and the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. Sports have a way of uniting people and I am happy to be part and parcel of this venture.“As I know, many players would be afforded the chance to play for their village and this in itself will bring out the pride as they would want to show who is better in a positive way.”Jeffrey went on to say that he has no doubt that the members of the various communities would ensure that they go out and support their respective teams.Wilson, in response, thanked Jeffrey and Woven Texture Barber Shop for supporting the tournament which he promised would be very competitive. Each village would be required to register a total of 25 players and 3 officials and only players living in the respective villages would be allowed to play for the Team.Registration will close on March 11The winning village will walk away with $400 000, losing finalists $200 000, third place $120 000 and 4th place $50 000.The top individual players, Best Goalkeeper, Highest Goalscorer and Most Valuable Player would also be rewarded with cash and a trophy.