Police investigates CCGS Corporal McLaren sliding into water

first_img View post tag: CCGS Corporal McLaren Authorities November 19, 2018 View post tag: Hero-Class A Canadian Coast Guard patrol vessel slid into water after slipping off its cradle in the early morning hours of November 17.The Hero-class patrol vessel CCGS Corporal McLaren is partially submerged following the incident which Halifax police are investigating as a possible case of vandalism.The vessel was beginning a scheduled refit at the Canadian marine engineering Ltd shipyard in Sambro, NovaScotia, when the incident happened.The Halifax police said a preliminary investigation revealed that someone damaged the slip which caused the ship to slide back in the ocean. The police further said the incident was deemed suspicious and an investigation was underway.In an update on November 18, the coast guard said divers had surveyed the ship and work on sealing all water ingress points on the vessel is underway.CCGS Corporal McLaren is one of nine vessels in its class built by Halifax Shipyards between 2011 and 2014. The vessels measure 42 meters in length and are based on the Damen Stan 4207 patrol vessel design. Back to overview,Home naval-today Police investigating vandalism as Canadian Coast Guard ship slips into water View post tag: Canadian Coast Guard Police investigating vandalism as Canadian Coast Guard ship slips into water Share this articlelast_img read more

China Criminalises Doping

first_img“We are nearing the end of our study and research into a judicial interpretation on anti-doping,” the Director of China’s General Administration of Sport, Gou Zhongwen, told Xinhua.“It will be promulgated in 2019, probably in early 2019.“Those guilty of doping will face criminal punishments.”China is the latest country to make doping in sport a criminal offence.Germany introduced a law in December 2015 that mean athletes who test positive for performance-enhancing substances could face a prison sentence, although so far no-one has been charged with such an offence.Earlier this month, United States senators introduced the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act in the House of Representatives, which they claim will establish criminal penalties for doping offences.The senators claimed the Act will establish criminal penalties for participating in “a scheme in commerce to influence a major international sport competition through prohibited substances or methods”.They warned this will apply to all major international sport competitions in which US athletes participate, as well as where organisers receive sponsorship from companies doing business in the US or are compensated for the right to broadcast their competition in the country.Zhongwen revealed  that traces of performance enhancing drugs had been found in several samples taken from students applying to sports schools.“It is our will to show the world we are really serious about anti-doping, and are taking concrete measures on fight against doping,” he said.Previously punishments for doping in China have been restricted largely to fines and bans, but according to Xinhua, calls for doping to be made a criminal offence have been widespread.A judge from China’s Supreme People’s Court has also been quoted as saying they want to tackle doping.“We are studying and drawing up judicial interpretations on the application of law in handling criminal cases related to the use, manufacturing, sale and smuggling of performance-enhancing substances,” Jiang Qibo said.“With China strengthening the rule of law and anti-doping being included in the process, we, as China’s highest judicial organ, feel obliged to do our part in cracking down on doping.”The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), however, have consistently criticised moves to criminalise doping.In January 2017, three Chinese women’s weightlifting gold medalists at the 2008 Beijing Olympics were disqualified and stripped of their medals for doping following a reanalysis of their drug tests.Whilst the country now appears to be taking a strong stance against doping, last year former Chinese team doctor, Xue Yinxian, alleged the country ran a compulsory doping programme in the 1980’s and 1990’s that affected 10,000 athletes across all sports.A WADA investigation was launched in October last year and in March they said they were still investigating. So far, no evidence of such a programme has been found.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram China is set to make doping a criminal offence, with any athletes found to have broken the law handed jail terms and “criminal punishments”, it has been reported.According to China’s official state news agency Xinhua, the country will make doping criminal in 2019, with the Sports Ministry and judiciary currently creating a draft proposal.Xinhua claimed it is a “strong signal” that China is against doping.last_img read more

D’Abbraccio: Christmas follows up worst performance of season with best, carries Syracuse to upset of No. 12 Louisville

first_img Published on February 19, 2015 at 12:08 am It was obvious to Michael Gbinije that Rakeem Christmas wasn’t happy after Saturday’s loss.The Syracuse big man had disappeared against Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s phenom and the potential national player of the year, and stumbled to his worst performance of the season.But Christmas insists that the debate of his stature among the country’s most prolific big men isn’t what drove him to respond the way he did Wednesday night.“I don’t really care about all that. I just try to help my team win,” Christmas said. “I knew I had to put that game behind me and that’s what I tried to do.“And that’s what I did.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was Christmas’ team again. The script throughout the Orange’s nonconference schedule and its early Atlantic Coast Conference slate was reenacted in the form of his most efficient game yet. After two subpar outings — the latter of which on a national stage — he outshined Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell with 29 points as Syracuse (17-9, 8-5 ACC) finally got the best of a ranked team, the victim being the No. 12 Cardinals (20-6, 8-5), 69-59, in front of an overjoyed audience of 26,160 in the Carrier Dome.And on the other end, he anchored an SU defense that cut down the Cardinals’ shooting percentage by nearly 20 percent after halftime, which helped transform the Orange’s possibility of an upset into reality.“He finished everything down there,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He was spectacular in the low post… Tonight was his best, I thought, this year.”After a 4-for-4 start from the floor and his beginning to an exemplary night at the free-throw line, Christmas had 11 points by halftime.Harrell — his counterpart, an imposing big man who came in averaging 15.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game — had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first half. Even without suspended point guard Chris Jones, the Cardinals had shot 53.8 percent from the floor and their big man was off to a better start than Okafor was on Saturday. And he finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Christmas shot just 5-for-17.“He shrugged it off. He knew we had more games,” Gbinije said of Saturday’s loss to Duke. “His whole season’s not based off of that game.”With 13 minutes left, Christmas took back the control that we haven’t seen him command in a week and a half.The patented baby hook brought Syracuse within one. Two free throws put SU ahead. The next two baskets were pure athleticism.From the corner, he took on Chinanu Onuaku into the lane, absorbed contact as he floated in the air and drained the shot and the ensuing foul shot, without much reaction.And 30 seconds later, he was gliding toward the rim on the break and softly slamming in two more points to stir the crowd — but not with the usual arm raise he’s used to celebrate his dunks.When his run was over, Christmas had accounted for 14 of Syracuse’s 18 points and replaced a three-point deficit with a 58-52 lead with 5:07 left.“He was back to being Rak tonight,” Cooney said. “Just to get out there and be himself and finish the shots that he can, I thought he was unbelievable. Offensively and defensively, he changed the game.”And when Christmas pulled down a rebound with SU up by eight in the final 40 seconds and began walking toward the foul line, the standing ovation that developed felt intended for him just as much as it applauded the signature win he was nailing down.Instead of salvaging his numbers with meaningless dunks and making the disappointing walk through the tunnel like he did Saturday, Christmas was energizing a rowdy Carrier Dome crowd with his arms and nodding his head as the final seconds ticked away. Instead of submerging into a cushioned chair in the SU locker room and muttering his answers to reporters quieter than usual, Christmas stood — and even incited laughter.Yet despite Christmas’ career night, the consensus of postgame chatter was that defense was in fact the reason for the Orange’s defining victory. Boeheim said defense was the difference. Cooney said the game was more about defense than offense.Christmas wasn’t dominating the discussion — and that’s just fine with him.Phil D’Abbraccio is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @PhilDAbb. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

13-0? ‘There’s always things you can refine and polish,’ USWNT boss Jill Ellis says

first_img“That feeling – it’s a self-belief, it’s a confidence, it’s an energy – call it what you want but goalscorers have to feel that. When you have a deluge of goals like that, it’s a good feeling. “Every team that is here has been fantastic to get to this point. To be respectful to opponents is to play hard against them. It’s a tournament where goal differential is a criteria.” USA face Chile on Sunday ahead of a much-anticipated Group F fixture against Sweden. Thailand proved exceptionally poor, though, and Ellis acknowledged USWNT still has work to do the side is to retain the title in France. “We’re going to sit and look at some film. There’s always things you can refine and polish,” Ellis said. “I’m not sure exactly what our next opponent [Chile] will do but teams sit low and it invites us on top of them a lot. “It [this win] is how you want to start a tournament. You want to have that [winning] feeling. “It’s having players feeling good about the game. It is about building momentum, getting that first game under your belt – that feeling – that’s going to be the biggest takeaway for us.” Ellis said she would have no problems keeping her players grounded, either, “because they are on a mission”. “This is one step in that. They understand that the mission matters most,” she said.  5 goals 2 assists @budweiserusa WOTM @alexmorgan13 pic.twitter.com/XerLPW79tl— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) June 11, 2019Ellis understandably reserved special praise for five-goal hero Morgan and said it was “respectful” for her team to keep attacking until the final whistle, something the USA certainly did, scoring six times from the 74th minute. “Alex tonight – I thought she was tight and tidy in the box. I thought she pulled the trigger well and again, [produced] some world class finishes,” she added.  United States head coach Jill Ellis was not getting carried away despite her side’s record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand at the Women’s World Cup. Alex Morgan scored five goals as the world champions notched the biggest win in the tournament proper’s history and sent a message to their rivals in the process on Tuesday. last_img read more

Davenport man pleads not guilty to Cerro Gordo County high speed pursuit charges

first_imgMASON CITY — A Davenport man has pleaded not guilty to charges dealing with a high speed pursuit near Mason City back in January.The Iowa State Patrol says shortly after 4:00 AM on the morning of January 27th a trooper attempted to stop 38-year-old Travis Coleman for speeding on the Avenue of the Saints south of Mason City. During the pursuit, the vehicle reached a high speed of 130 miles per hour.Coleman exited at the Mallard Avenue exit, made a bad pass on the shoulder, crossed the road and a struck a DOT barrier. Coleman attempted to keep driving but the trooper intentionally struck the vehicle to stop the pursuit. A bag or marijuana was allegedly found in the front passenger seat.Coleman was charged with eluding, possession of a controlled substance, driving while suspended and passing on the right shoulder. Coleman pleaded not guilty to the charges this week in Cerro Gordo County District Court. His trial is scheduled to start on April 2nd.last_img read more