Iowa approves ‘most restrictive abortion bill in US’

first_img Tweet Share Share Share 6 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Iowa approves ‘most restrictive abortion bill in US’ by: – May 3, 2018 (BBC) The US state of Iowa has approved an abortion law banning most abortions once a foetal heartbeat is detected.Republican lawmakers passed the bill in back-to-back votes, sending it to the governor’s desk to sign into law.If it comes into effect the bill will ban most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, and rights groups say it will be the country’s most restrictive.Critics argue it makes having an abortion illegal before most women even realise they are pregnant.Iowa’s Republican governor Kim Reynolds has not said if she will sign the bill.Republican Representative Shannon Lundgren told local media this week that she believes the bill will become law.“We’re in the majority for a reason and that includes advancing the pro-life cause,” Ms Lundgren told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.Last year, Iowa Republicans successfully banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.“We are alive when our hearts start beating and our life is over when it stops,” Dawn Pettengil, another Republican Representative from Iowa, told CBS News.Democratic Representative Beth Wessel-Kroeschell spoke against the legislation on the floor of the Iowa House of Representatives on Tuesday.“All women, regardless of age, income or race, should be able to obtain reproductive health services, including abortion, free from political and economic barriers,” Ms Wessel-Kroeschell said.Other Iowa Democrats called the bill “intentionally unconstitutional”.If Ms Reynolds signs the bill into law, it will likely be challenged in court for possibly violating Roe v Wade, the US Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in 1973. The ruling states some women have a right to terminate pregnancies until a foetus is viable.Some Republican lawmakers welcomed the challenge.“I would love for the United States Supreme Court to look at this bill and have this as a vehicle to overturn Roe v. Wade,” Republican Senator Jake Chapman said.Democrats, however, say the legal costs would be a waste of tax funds.Iowa’s Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union groups have also spoken out against the bill.Planned Parenthood released a statement in February, when the bill was first introduced.“These extreme attempts to ban abortion fly in the face of both medical and legal standards, as well as common sense and public opinion among Iowans,” said Erin Davison-Rippey, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s director of public affairs in the online statement.“So-called ‘heartbeat protection’ bills are actually bans on safe, legal abortion, and they threaten to set reproductive rights back by decades.”Elizabeth Nash, of the sexual and reproductive health policy group the Guttmacher Institute, told the BBC this was “the most restrictive abortion ban in the country”.The first draft of the bill did not include exceptions for cases of rape or incest, but Republicans added amendments on Tuesday.last_img read more

Mira Entertainment presents Barrington Levy

first_imgLocalNews Mira Entertainment presents Barrington Levy by: – May 17, 2011 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 13 Views   no discussions Members of the Head table at the Press Launch of Classics Part II.Mira Entertainment, a business entity which specializes in hosting entertainment events, this afternoon held a press conference to officially launch the Classics Part II carded for July 30th, 2011 which will feature dancehall/reggae star Mr. Barrington Levy.Managing Director of Mira Entertainment Mr. Miguel Labadie says Mr. Levy was selected because he has never been to Dominica and he is one of the artists that many young people grow up listening to.Click here to listen to audio with Mr. Labadie: Ms. Calvia Timothy of Digicel Dominica and Mr. Hans Victor of L’Express Des Iles, who are sponsors of this event, both said that they are happy to be a affiliated with the concert and informed patrons to listen for the special promotions and gifts which will be available soon.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

DOT removes age restriction on WV tourists in Boracay

first_img“Pinadalhan ako ng aking mga kaibigan sa Boracay ng data na nagpapakita na bagamat bukas na po ang Boracay sa turismo, napaka-kaunti pa rin po ng mga nagpupunta sa isla,” Roque said in a virtual press conference. The national government earlier approved the reopening of Boracay only to residents of Western Visayas, a region comprising of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces as well as the highly urbanized cities of Iloilo and Bacolod. The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force also has set other strict policies including age limits that ban people below 21 years old and above 60 years old while only guests with confirmed hotel or resort bookings will be allowed. He added: “Iyong mga karatig lugar diyan po sa Boracay, bukas na po ang isla up to 50 percent. Punta naman po tayo kasi doon. Sa data na ipinadala sa akin, parang 54 tourists pa lang ang na record doon sa isang araw na pumasok ng Boracay.” “This move aims to further reinvigorate the tourism economy in the region and address the clamor of Boracay stakeholders to attract more tourists to the island,” said Puyat. DOT’s announcement came a week after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque urged Western Visayans to visit Boracay following reports of low tourist turnout. MANILA – The age restriction on Western Visayas tourists visiting Boracay Island has been removed, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced last night. The famous tourist destination in Aklan province is now open to all tourists from Region 6, including those below 21 years old and those above 60 years old, according to Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat. As of July 23, DOT Western Visayas had issued a total of 115 certificates of authority to operate (CAO) to accommodation establishments, covering some 2,635 health protocols-compliant rooms./PNlast_img read more

Search on for ‘Hand of God’ as CoA Passes the Buck in Prithvi Shaw Fiasco

first_imgNew Delhi: After the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tufan Ghosh feigned ignorance on Thursday, it is the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) which has passed the buck in the Prithvi Shaw doping fiasco.Nobody seems to have an idea as to how the opener kept training at the NCA despite being handed a ban on July 16. The matter reminds one of the infamous ‘Hand of God’ incident wherein nobody was initially sure as to how Diego Maradona scored that famous goal in the 1986 World Cup game between Argentina and England.Two-Test old Shaw (19) has been banned from all forms of cricket for a period of eight months after failing a dope test.Speaking to IANS, a CoA member said that the committee was not in the loop on the technicalities at play regarding the issue and it would be unfair for them to comment on the matter since they weren’t aware of the process followed.“We are not aware of the technicalities that come with these matters. We don’t know the rules and we shouldn’t be commenting on something which we are not aware of. Not sure if we will discuss this in the next CoA meeting either,” the member said.The authorities have told IANS that the BCCI anti-doping manager, the legal team and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri had been aware of the proceedings from the word go.But when NCA COO Ghosh was asked if the BCCI CEO had passed him any message on Shaw’s positive test result, the COO refused to comment and said that BCCI authorities should be asked any question in this matter.Surprised by the turn of events, a BCCI functionary said that anti-doping classes are held regularly and for Shaw to consume the medicine and then call it an inadvertent mistake ‘doesn’t hold much ground’.“He is an international player and there are regular anti-doping classes that are held not just for the domestic players, but also for the international players,” the functionary said.Another point that has been ignored is that while the Indian Premier League was over by the time the full documentation report came to the BCCI — May 17 — the Mumbai T20 league started on May 14 and ended on May 26. Shaw should have ideally been stopped from participating in this tournament since the BCCI had by then received the entire report.But Shaw continued to play for North Mumbai Panthers. Not to forget the question on who allowed Shaw to continue training at the NCA even after being officially told about the doping violation on July 16. This too remains unanswered.Clearly the ‘Hand of God’ in this whole fiasco needs to be identified at the earliest because for now everyone seems to be happy to pass the buck. IANSAlso Read: BCCI Suspended India Opener Prithvi Shaw for a Doping Violationlast_img read more

Gallery: No.10 Syracuse topples No. 7 Notre Dame, 10-6, in 900th win for program

first_img Published on March 31, 2018 at 10:18 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse (5-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) stifled No. 7 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1) 10-6 on Saturday in the Carrier Dome. The Orange held Notre Dame to its lowest offensive output of the season in a game which the Fighting Irish scored under 10 goals for just the third time this year. Syracuse goalkeeper Dom Madonna led the Syracuse defense, which denied all eight of ND’s extra-man opportunities, with 13 saves. Syracuse had three players with two goals in Jamie Trimboli, Nate Solomon and Brendan Bomberry.Here are the best images from Syracuse’s 900th win. Commentslast_img

Winning Post – How 2017 shaped up for the gambling industry

first_img Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at how the gambling industry fared this year in its ‘Winning Post’ column.2017 in review: growing up?Three key themes dominated the changing shape of the online gambling market in 2017: continuing channel shift, the continued march of Point of Consumption regimes, and increased political scrutiny. Each of these drivers is creating dislocation as well as opportunity, especially for more ‘traditional’ operators with land-based or desktop.com roots. 2017 has therefore shown that mobile-first businesses with strong POC positioning and/or high margin .com revenues to reinvest have dominated growth. 2017 has also shown that the industry globally is dangerously ill-equipped for significantly increased political scrutiny, which is increasing legislative-regulatory risk to unprecedented levels.The key consumer theme that is continuing to develop is channel shift. Across Europe, overall land-based gambling has exhibited anaemic growth at best and decline has been more normal in betting. Conversely, remote gambling has continued to exhibit double digit growth, with substantially all growth concentrated into mobile (with desktop in decline in Northern Europe). Growth in domestically regulated markets has been broadly similar to the .com market, if anything outperforming. However, as smartphone penetration, mobile banking and reducing mobile data costs continue to evolve in emerging markets but stabilise in mature ones, this pattern may start to shift. From a regulatory standpoint, POC regimes have continued to advance. In the EU, Czech Republic and Poland have become domestically licenced, taking the total number of POC Member States to fourteen. Elsewhere, Colombia became the first Latin American country to adopt a coherent POC regime (discounting Mexico’s licences), while Australia (SA) has introduced POC tax, Pennsylvania has passed state POC online gaming laws and Vietnam tentatively licensed (land-based) betting and even POS-centre Malta is progressing POC reform. Europe is now therefore largely POC, with Germany, Sweden and Netherlands the key remaining states to shift (discounting Finland and Norway, whose monopoly laws are simply ignored by many operators, though there is evidence of tightening in both). While the rest of the world is overwhelmingly POS, this is slowly starting to change (especially, eg Brazil). The extent to which this will provide compelling opportunities or increase costs and dislocation remains to be seen, but short-term risk in Europe appears to be on the downside.Political scrutiny has also increased significantly in 2017. In the UK, the affiliate business has already been materially impacted, while reviews into T&Cs, advertising and – especially – FOBTs are likely to have a significant impact on the sector in 2018; lottery legislation is also under increased scrutiny. Moreover, this theme of greater political perlustration is progressively global: Australia has never had a quiet period in terms of anti-gambling and has tightened its anti-online gaming legislation; Italy has seen numerous local government attacks on land-based supply; Germany has seen its arcade sector dismembered; Greece has seen VLT rollout stymied; Japan is reviewing Social Responsibility and Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs has proclaimed a fatwa on betting and lotteries… The EC has also turned its back on upholding free market commitments and only Integrated Resort casinos (Brazil, Japan) and US sports betting seem to be offering glimmers of political support. 2017 demonstrated very clearly that when gambling gets the limelight, it rarely does so positively; and is not ready with a positive dialogue to defend itself when it does. Given the onward march of mass market mobile penetration and POC regimes, this political vulnerability is likely to get worse before it gets better, in our view. UK: In Parliament – Commons Debate is Just the Ticket for Society LotteriesIt was a time to rub one’s eyes in disbelief and knock the sawdust out of one’s ears this week as MPs queued up to call for a relaxation of regulatory restrictions on gambling. In a House of Commons debate secured by Sir Henry Bellingham (Cons, North West Norfolk), a succession of Conservative Members spoke up on behalf of society lotteries and their attempt to secure an increase in the maximum jackpot for society lotteries to £1m (as well as substantial increases in draw and annual turnover limits).A total of 12 MPs (nine Conservative, two DUP and one SNP) spoke in favour of proposals to free up society lotteries. Jim Shannon (DUP, Strangford) managed to get in a pop at FOBTs and there was the odd suggestion that Camelot may have enjoyed its monopolistic position as operator of the National Lottery for too long; but generally speaking this was positive stuff, a debate replete with heart-warming tales of gambling and charitable good.On this issue however, the minister and shadow minister appear to be in accord in taking a cautious view of reform proposals. In referring to her attendance at this month’s GambleAware conference, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Lab, Tooting) asked the minister whether changes to lottery prizes might “increase or promote bad gambling habits”. Both Allin-Khan and her opposite number, Tracey Crouch (Cons, Chatham & Aylesford) made it clear that society lotteries formed a product set distinct from the National Lottery – and that this distinction should be preserved (thus protecting the state monopoly).Elsewhere, there were further signs of Labour’s New Year push on gambling-related issues. In a week that saw the publication of the Gambling Commission’s annual report on youth gambling, Dr Allin-Khan submitted a question to the Department of Health on rates of gambling addiction amongst 16 to 21-year-olds. The chair of the FOBT APPG, Carolyn Harris (Lab, Swansea East) asked whether the DDCMS would institute annual research on the level of gambling-related harm in the UK. Of course, the Gambling Commission does run quarterly online surveys to measure problem gambling rates (supplementary to – but not directly comparable with – the three-yearly Health Survey series); but harm is distinct from problem gambling. As we have observed before the shift of focus from problem gambling prevalence to harm may pose challenges for the industry; and companies should seek early engagement on these issues. Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without chestnuts roasting – and Danielle Rowley (Lab, Midlothian) became the latest MP this year to roll out the old one about FOBTs and gambling addiction in her constituency. We know the Government doesn’t know the answer, she knows the Government doesn’t know the answer; but it shows that while the scope of policy debate has broadened, the FOBT issue is unlikely to go anyway any time soon. Indeed, before Parliament adjourns for Christmas, we have the prospect of oral question sessions for both the Department of Health and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It is odds-on that Labour and others will take the opportunity to get land a few more blows on Conservative gambling policy before a fraught parliamentary year for the industry finally draws to a close. The Labour Party’s review of gambling and public health is likely to be a key event for the industry next year. Deputy Leader Tom Watson’s (Lab, West Bromwich East) team is planning a series of visits and evidence sessions in the first quarter and the deadline for submissions is 31st March. To participate in the review, interested parties should visit www.tom-watson.com/gambling or contact the review team at action@tom-watson.com. Global: sports integrity – 2017 in review – from meat and potato pies to mince piesSports integrity has continued to feature prominently in global headlines in 2017 and, in our view, some themes have emerged which will merit close attention over the coming year. Much focus has understandably been directed at the Russian doping scandal and the governance of sport more generally (particularly in the UK). Those factors, along with betting-related issues, have, according to several public and athlete surveys, contributed to a general decline in trust in sport. The challenge for sports is to find ways to rebuild that trust, and that will be a key objective for 2018. We believe that the following important themes offer food for thought for the coming year:Novelty betting markets – the “piegate” case in UK football is a reminder that operators must think very carefully about their approaches to novelty markets, with unwanted regulatory attention a likely consequence of not doing so. Submit MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Related Articles Share Participants betting on their own sports – With such cases occurring in horseracing, NRL, snooker, and football (among others), this type of rule breach does not appear to be going away, and it raises other more worrying issues. With professional athletes being a category of person more at risk of engaging in problem gambling, the participant education in this area needs to be as much focussed on welfare as compliance with rules (and provides an opportunity for collaboration with operators, to show innovation and leadership). In our view, the rather blunt approach to enforcement is absolutely necessary, but calls for some sports to reassess sanctioning guidelines (and recognise at least the potential for welfare concerns) may be justified. StumbleUpon Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Relationship between sport and gambling – One of those participant betting cases, involving the footballer Joey Barton, led to increased scrutiny on this increasingly political issue (notably in Australia and the UK). The FA terminated early its partnership deal with Ladbrokes, although the EFL renewed its deal with Sky Bet (which included a commitment to a responsible gambling campaign). There is a delicate balance to be struck here, but we believe there are opportunities to innovate and find the appropriate relationship (which will always exist, one way or another).Tackling fixing – “match-fixing” continues to rear its head globally in many different sports (and games), with recent examples in chess and UFC, alongside the more familiar football (including a World Cup qualifier which had to be replayed), cricket, tennis (with two criminal convictions in Australia), and others. Never has it been more important to have, at an international level, greater collaboration, information sharing and coordination between all partners across sport, gambling, law enforcement and government. With an eagerly anticipated review into the integrity of tennis due to be published, we expect there will be plenty of work for the tennis authorities to implement the recommendations quickly, but also for other sports which would be well advised to closely analyse the report and ensure they cherry-pick relevant points to enhance their own efforts to protect their sports from corruption.last_img read more

Swansea 2-1 Arsenal: Gomis and Sigurdsson on target in comeback

first_imgBafetimbi Gomis scored his first Premier League goal as Swansea beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.In pouring rain, the France striker headed in the winner, but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s spectacular free-kick was the goal of the day as the club moved into fifth place.Alexis Sanchez scored his eighth Premier League goal in 10 games to open the scoring, but surrendered the lead in a matter of minutes.In the first half Swansea always looked the more like side to take the lead in a lively first half with Sigurdsson seeing his free-kick headed out of danger by Calum Chambers.Chambers was in the thick of it again when Wilfried Bony went down claiming he was shoved by the Arsenal stopper, while 10 minutes before the half-time, Bony played in Marvin Emnes only for the forward to shoot straight at Wojciech Szczesny.As the half wore on, Arsenal slowly got a foothold and some brilliant play by Danny Welbeck forced Lukasz Fabianski into making a good save at his near post. Aaron Ramsey’s sweetly struck volley then whizzed past the post moments later. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came close in the first minute of the second half after nice work from Alexis Sanchez, but he could not get enough power in his shot.With an hour gone, it was Oxlade-Chamberlain again in the thick of it.The 21-year-old picked up the ball in the middle and darted through the Swans’ defence where Santi Cazorla continued the attack, finding Welbeck on the right, whose low pass across the 18-yard box found Sanchez unmarked and it was an easy finish for the Chile international.However, Kieran Gibbs later presented the home side with the perfect chance to equalise when he brought down Modou Barrow 30 yards out.Sigurdsson stood over it and curled it into Szczesny’s top corner and Arsenal had barely got the game back underway when Gomis powered Swansea in front. Jefferson Montero, not for the first time in the match, skinned Chambers and Gomis, on for Bony just minutes earlier, rose highest to head in the Ecuador winger’s cross.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took off Mathieu Flamini and Ramsey and threw on Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere for the final ten minutes, but nothing happened and the Liberty was rocking when the full-time whistle sounded.In other results: FTSunderland1 – 1EvertonFTTottenham Hotspur1 – 2Stoke City FTWest Bromwich Albion0 – 2Newcastle Unitedlast_img read more

Angels’ Mike Trout is a star among All-Stars again, while Ross Stripling’s night ended badly

first_img Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Slumping Shohei Ohtani sits as Andrelton Simmons returns to Angels lineup Andrelton Simmons accepts Angels’ plan to come back gradually from ankle injury Dylan Bundy scuffles as Angels lose to Giants A little earlier, outside the other clubhouse, Trout was all smiles as he discussed yet another performance to add his amazing resume.“He’s on another planet,” Bregman said.After fighting for an eight-pitch walk against Max Scherzer in his first plate appearance, Trout came up in the third inning against Jacob deGrom, who he had faced just three times in his career. His teammates gave him something of a scouting report.“He’s nasty. Good luck,” Trout said he was told.Trout nonetheless said he got a “slider or cutter down, and barreled it.”He hit it over the left-field fence, putting the American League up 2-0 and sparking all sorts of Trout historical notes.Only Willie Mays and Joe Morgan had hits in their first six All-Star Games, and only seven other players had All-Star hitting streaks of at least six games. The last was Dave Winfield, who hit in seven straight in the 1980s.Trout is now 7 for 15 with two homers in his All-Star career. Five of those hits are extra base hits, which is second only to Ted Williams (seven) in All-Star history.The only players with at least seven All-Star hits before age 27 are Trout, Al Kaline, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr., Mickey Mantle and Joe Medwick.In case you wondered, those stats link Trout to nine Hall of Famers.While Trout was vying for his third All-Star Game MVP award — which ended when the game changed entirely with all the late scoring — the Dodgers All-Star starter, Matt Kemp, also contributed an extra-base hit in his first All-Star Game since 2012.Kemp doubled and struck out in his two plate appearances, with the double most notably punctuated by posing at second for a selfie with Manny Machado — rumored to be his teammate as soon as Wednesday.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen did not pitch, which he said was a decision Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had made because of his recent heavy workload.Among the other big leaguers with Southern California ties to get in the game, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich (Westlake High) contributed a homer, pulling the NL within 5-3 in the eighth.Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado (El Toro High), Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (El Modeno High) and San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (UCLA) all started for the NL, and they combined for only an Arenado walk.Houston Astros right-hander Gerrit Cole (Orange Lutheran High, UCLA) did not pitch for the AL. Cleveland Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer (Hart High, UCLA) also did not pitch. Bauer was not expected to pitch unless the game went to extra innings, because he threw 110 pitches on Sunday.Related Articles PreviousLos Angeles Angels Mike Trout batts in the first inning during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout (27) rounds the bases on a solo home run during the second inning of the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout (27) is welcomed at the dugout by (28) after his solo home run during the third inning of the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)MVP Houston Astros Alex Bregman holds the trophy after the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The American League won 8-6. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling (68) throws in the tenth inning during the Major League Baseball All-star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout batts in the first inning during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)NextShow Caption1 of 5Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout batts in the first inning during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)ExpandWASHINGTON — Making an All-Star Game is great, but succeeding in the All-Star Game is even better.It’s a point Mike Trout continues to demonstrate, hitting his second homer and extending his All-Star Game hitting streak to six games during the American League’s 8-6, 10-inning victory on Tuesday night.“It means a lot (to have good games),” the Angels star said. “You want to get hits, and help the team win. … You are playing against the best, and I love to compete.”On the other end of the spectrum is Ross Stripling, the Dodgers’ pitcher who was a late replacement on the roster and was floating on a cloud for most of two days around the game’s best. Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 But he won’t remember his All-Star experience so fondly. Stripling entered in the ninth inning with the NL trailing 5-3 and retired both batters he faced. It would have been a great night, except he came back out for the 10th, after Scooter Gennett had given the NL new life with a two-run homer in the ninth.Stripling then gave up back-to-back homers to Alex Bregman — who was named the game’s MVP — and George Springer.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.It was just more salt in the wound that Stripling gave up the homers to two members of the Houston Astros, who beat the Dodgers in the World Series last year.Afterward, Stripling was in no mood to consider the excitement of simply being in the All-Star Game.“I think I’ll look back and think it was pretty (lousy),” he said. “It was fun being in this group with these kind of guys, but it (stinks) to have it end like that. That’s what they’ll remember and that’s what I’ll remember, so I’m (ticked) about it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

2019 Six Nations: Jonny May delighted as England follow up Ireland win by routing France

first_img4 – Jonny May has scored in four consecutive #GuinnessSixNations appearances, only Will Greenwood, Mark Cueto and Anthony Watson have scored in as many consecutive matches in the tournament for England since 2000. Finisher. pic.twitter.com/hb8AKj9CxV— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 10, 2019″To score a try for your country is awesome, and especially at Twickenham, so I’m very grateful, feel very lucky.”Farrell finished with 17 of England’s 44 points having added three conversions and two penalties but there was no doubt that May was the standout performer.”He’s doing his job unbelievably well,” Farrell admitted. “He’s chasing kicks, putting pressure on teams, he’s getting the ball back for us, he’s creating chaos and he’s scoring a good few tries off the back of it.” A penalty try and Owen Farrell’s score after the break made the final margin of victory even greater, and May was pleased that there was no dip in England’s performance after the impressive win over reigning champions Ireland in Dublin last weekend.”That was the challenge, I guess, trying to raise the bar after a really good team performance last week,” he told ITV.”We came out and definitely played some good rugby at times.”It’s full time at Twickenham and England have beaten France in the #GuinnessSixNations #ENGvFRA #CarryThemHome pic.twitter.com/nQmELb2KBh— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 10, 2019Leicester Tigers wing May’s first try came inside the opening two minutes as he raced onto a kick from Elliot Daly, and it was via that method that England frequently found joy.May’s hat-trick score was almost a carbon copy of his opening try, with Chris Ashton threading the kick behind the French line on that occasion.”It’s just the brand of rugby we want to play, we want to put teams under pressure,” May explained.”I’m just doing my job — I know that’s scoring tries — but they’re equally important [due] to everybody else’s roles.”The last Englishman to score three tries against France did so almost a century ago, with Jake Jacob grabbing a hat-trick in 1924.”It’s special, I’ll remember this day,” sad May, who has now crossed in four successive Six Nations game. Hat-trick hero Jonny May was delighted to see England maintain their levels from their opening Six Nations win over Ireland in a 44-8 demolition of France at Twickenham.Eddie Jones’ side moved back to the top of the table ahead of meeting unbeaten Wales later this month, with the bonus point secured when Henry Slade went over before the interval after May had already crossed for a treble.last_img read more