A Palace revolution

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Ain’t no stopping US now

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Belgium Euthanasia – Unhappy with sex change

first_imgDaily Mail 1 October 2013A Belgian transsexual has chosen to die by  euthanasia after a botched sex change operation to complete his transformation  into a man left him a ‘monster’.Nathan Verhelst, 44, died  yesterday afternoon after being allowed have his life ended on the grounds of  ‘unbearable psychological suffering’.It is understood to be the  first time someone in Belgium has chosen euthanasia after a sex-change, and  comes soon after it emerged that it is now the cause of nearly one in 50 deaths  in the country.Mr Verhelst died after a lethal injection  administered by the same doctor who last year ended the lives of congenitally  deaf twins who were also going blind.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2440086/Belgian-elects-die-euthanasia-botched-sex-change-operation-left-monster.htmllast_img read more

6 sachets of ‘shabu’ seized in buy-bust

first_imgThe suspect was detained in thecustodial facility of the Pontevedra municipal police station, facing chargesfor violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of2002./PN The 41-year-old Jerry Diaz of BarangayCubay, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental yielded the suspected illegal drugsvalued around P6,000, a police report showed. Diaz was nabbed after he soldsuspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 8:30 p.m. on Monday,the report added.center_img BACOLOD City – Six sachets ofsuspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 1 Poblacion,Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. last_img

Rennes president determined not to lose Real Madrid target

first_img Loading… Rennes president, Nicolas Holveck, has said they’re determined not to lose Edourdo Camavinga this summer. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleThe Best Cars Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowGreatest Movies In History Since 1982 The 17 year-old midfielder is a target for Real Madrid. “The priority will be to keep our team, which has shown all its talent in this fantastic season,” Holveck told L’Equipe.Advertisement “We’ll have to be smart in the transfer market to improve the team and make it the best we possibly can in order to pass this qualifying round.” read also:Rennes to block Madrid move for Camavinga Rennes are owned by the Pinault family who are billionaires meaning they are under no pressure to sell their best players. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Bellew: Joshua will knock-out Fury early

first_img Joshua faces mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, 39, while Fury rematches 34-year-old Deontay Wilder, the man he dethroned in February. But further complications lie for the pair, as their respected mandatories threaten to scupper the mega-money unification. Oleksandr Usyk is next in line for AJ’s WBO belt while Dillian Whyte is still waiting for his shot at the WBC belt. And promoter Eddie Hearn believes Whyte should take priority over Joshua in the pursuit for Fury’s title read also:Joshua,Fury warned: Oleksandr intends to enforce his mandatory opportunity Hearn told Boxing Social: “We don’t want the WBC to make Fury ‘franchise’ champion. Let him take care of his mandatory just like Joshua’s taking care of his. “We don’t want to be elevated from ‘interim’ champ. He wants to fight the champion, he wants to fight Fury. “Dillian Whyte actually has to take priority, in my opinion, over Anthony Joshua, to get that shot. We will do everything we can to deliver that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Anthony Joshua has been backed to beat Tyson Fury – but only if he catches the Gypsy King cold. Unified champion AJ, 30, and WBC king Fury, 31, have verbally agreed to a two-fight deal next year to secure a historic undisputed title decider. And former world champion Tony Bellew has backed pal Joshua to win the Battle of Britain by early stoppage, but warns it is Fury’s game if the fight reaches the second half. Bellew told told The Gary Newbon Sports Show: “I think he would jump on Tyson Fury and I think he would catch him pretty quickly. “But don’t get me wrong, if that fight was to go past four or five rounds, I think Anthony Joshua would find himself in an awful lot of trouble. “He has to get rid of someone like Tyson Fury and solve that puzzle and enigma that is Tyson Fury quickly because the more fights go on against him the harder it becomes.” Despite the doubler header agreement, it is subject to both champions winning their next fights.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Smith wins a thriller at Marshalltown

first_imgBy Jeremy Fox MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 16) – Donavon Smith was the seventh different leader and won a thriller Friday on Casey’s General Stores and Old Timers Lounge Night at Marshalltown Speedway. Nate Thelen and then Robbie Merkle were early leaders in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main. Don Vis inherited the lead but Steve Meyer took the lead away on lap three. Meyer bobbled and that allowed Michael Jaennette to sneak by. Jaennette began to pull away only to see the caution come out just after the completion of lap nine. Jaennette had to contend with Brian Irvine and Meyer but it was Smith taking the lead away on lap 13. Smith led until lap 16 when Irvine got by, but then Irvine slipped up and let Smith get back by to take the win.Meyer also got by Irvine for second at the line. Richie Gustin Jr. was the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature winner. Clint Luellen captured the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers and Austin Luellen’s lap 10 pass paved the way for his IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory. John Gill started right where he left off the week before in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature and that was out front. Gill would lead all eight laps to take his second win of the season.Next Friday Night, Marshalltown Speedway kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with Midwest Liquid Systems and Salute to Military Night at the Races. It all gets underway with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

Jerovetz Shock Service gives special events prizes to IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods

first_imgSUAMICO, Wis. – Special events competitors in both the IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod divisions receive awards from Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service again in 2017.Select top five finishers in 30 designated Modified and 15 Northern SportMod specials get gift certificates good for two free shock rebuilds from the Suamico, Wis., company, owned by Sean Jerovetz and managed by Ryan Rosenow.Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service sells Afco, Bilstein, Fox, Integra, QA1, Penske and JRI shocks, repairs and services shocks of all makes and consults on shock packages for high perfor­mance use. The company also carries full lines of Afco and QA1 products and is a Wehrs Ma­chine and Racing Products dealer.“We look forward to another great year with IMCA and its drivers!” said Rosenow. “The IMCA racers are the backbone of our company and we enjoy giving back to them through our partnership with IMCA.”More information about shocks, shock services and high performance products is available from the fourth-year IMCA marketing sponsor by calling 920 265-2068 or 920 615-2508, at the www.jmshocks.com website and on Facebook.“JMSS is a growing entity in the shock world and we’ve been impressed with their professionalism and dedication to IMCA racing,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “There are lots of options for this type of service today, but we’d endorse them to anyone without hesitation.”last_img read more

Rafael Nadal strolls into Acapulco final

first_imgLOS ANGELES: Rafael Nadal used a steady stream of blistering forehand winners and a heavy dose of precision serves to book his spot in the ATP Mexico Open final with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 win over Grigor Dimitrov.The 19-time Grand Slam champion will be the favorite to claim his third Acapulco title when he faces unseeded Taylor Fritz in Saturday’s (Feb 29) final.It has been 15 years since world No. 2 Nadal won for the first time here. He also won in 2013 and improved to 18-2 at this event overall.“I’m very happy. A great victory against one of the best players in the world and a good friend,” Nadal said after his one-sided victory on Friday night. “I think I’ve increased my level during the match, so it’s positive for me.”The top seed clinched the victory on his first match point. He fell behind 0-30 in the final game but rallied to win the next four points.On match point, seventh seed Dimitrov hit a backhand that clipped the top of the net and bounced in. But it hung in the air just long enough for Nadal to race forward and blast a cross-court forehand that the Bulgarian had no chance on.Nadal continued his dominance of Dimitrov, improving to 13-1 lifetime. Nadal has only lost 20 games in his first four matches this week and is yet to concede a set.The unseeded Fritz defeated fellow American John Isner in the other semi-final 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.“He’s playing well. He has great service, fantastic shots from the baseline. It’s going to be a tough one,” Nadal said of Fritz. “I know I’m going to have to be at my best and I hope to be ready for it.”This will be the first meeting between Nadal and the 22-year-old.The second set progressed nearly identically to the first set, with Dimitrov breaking early for a 2-0 lead before Nadal stormed back. Nadal finished out the night by going on a six-game run. His final forehand winner ended play after one hour and 41 minutes. AgenciesAlso Read: Nadal, Kyrgios breeze into Round 3 Halep cruises; Medvedev masters bleeding noseAlso Watch: Fans of Zubeen Garg prays for his early recovery in Gohpur, Watch herelast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports MLB-SCHEDULECards win in return from coronavirus outbreakUNDATED (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals finally got a chance to play meaningful baseball for the first time since July 29, sweeping a doubleheader from the White Sox.The Cardinals were in mid season form from the start as Dexter Fowler supplied a two-run single while St. Louis scored four times in the first inning to beat the White Sox, 5-1 in the opener of a doubleheader in Chicago.Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright pitched five innings of one-run ball in his second start of the year. Giovanny Gallegos then struck out the side in the sixth before John Gant finished the seven-inning game. UNDATED (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have fired coach Alvin Gentry after the club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in his five seasons. The Pelicans went 30-42 this season. They finished with just two victories in their final eight games despite the presence of top overall draft choice Zion Williamson and first-time All-Star Brandon Ingram.New Orleans’ lone playoff appearance under Gentry came in the 2017-18 season.In other NBA news:— Portland’s Damian Lillard has been unanimously selected as the top player of the NBA’s seeding games at Walt Disney World. He averaged a league-best 37.6 points in the eight games. Phoenix’s Monty Williams led the Suns to a perfect 8-0 record in the bubble and was chosen as the top coach of the seeding-game schedule. Parents join players urging Big Ten to play, 9 Sooners positive for virusUNDATED (AP) — A group of Ohio State football players’ parents joined parents of players at Iowa in calling for the Big Ten to overturn its decision not to play this fall. Meanwhile, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said nine Sooners tested positive for COVID-19 after he gave his players a week break from team activities. The Football Parents at Ohio State posted a letter to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, calling for the reinstatement of the 10-game schedule the conference unveiled six days before it postponed football until spring. TENNIS-US OPEN-WITHDRAWALSBencic out of US Open Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered in the nightcap to power the Redbirds past the Pale Hose, 6-3. The Cards trailed 3-1 in the fifth until Goldschmidt hit an RBI single off Evan Marshall and O’Neill belted a tiebreaking drive to left later in the inning.St. Louis had been sidelined for 2 1/2 weeks after several players tested positive for the coronavirus, including All-Star catcher Yadier Molina (YAH’-dee-ehr moh-LEE’-nuh) and infielder Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’).Elsewhere in the majors:— The Cubs have their first losing streak of the season after Avisail (a-vih-sah-EEL’) Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to send the Brewers past Chicago, 6-5. Urías had three hits for Milwaukee, including an infield single that brought home a much-needed insurance run in the 10th.— The Diamondbacks were able to celebrate a 7-6 win over the Padres once speedster Jorge Mateo was thrown out trying to score from first on a two-out single in the ninth. San Diego phenom Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. banged out his ninth home run and hit a two-run double. NEW YORK (AP) — Belinda Bencic (BEN’-chich) is the latest top tennis player to pull out of the U.S. Open. Her withdrawal means three of the four female semifinalists in 2019 will not be at the Grand Slam tournament this year. Bencic currently is ranked No. 8. Five of the WTA’s top eight players have announced they won’t play at Flushing Meadows amid the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR-DILLONAustin Dillon out after positive COVID-19 testDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Austin Dillon has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in Sunday’s Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEB’s, Coyotes winUNDATED (AP) — Goaltending was the story during the first two games of today’s Stanley Cup Playoff schedule. The Boston Bruins managed to win after their top netminder opted out of the remainder of the playoffs, while the Arizona Coyotes received an outstanding performance from their goalie. Kelly had to settle for an even-par 70 after being the only player at par or better after two days in the PGA Tour Champions’ first major of the season. He’s one stroke ahead of Woody Austin, Scott Parel and Colin Montgomerie.Austin and Parel each shot 67, while Montgomerie had a 68.NFL-PACKERS-CLARKPackers sign Clark to extensionGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kenny Clark has signed a four-year contract extension. — The Braves halted a four-game skid by topping the Marlins, 2-1 on Adam Duvall’s tiebreaking home run with one out in the ninth. Atlanta’s Max Fried (freed) pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings and was in line for his fourth victory until Monte Harrison hit his first major league homer leading off the eighth against Will Smith. — Slumping slugger Rhys Hoskins laced a three-run double and Jean Segura homered as the Phillies beat the Mets for the second straight day, 6-2. Winning pitcher Aaron Nola scattered three hits and struck out eight over seven shutout innings.— Light-hitting Andrew Velazquez had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run to help the Orioles win for the seventh time in eight games, 7-3 over the Nationals. Rio Ruiz homered off losing pitcher Patrick Corbin, who allowed five runs and eight hits with just two strikeouts in five innings.— Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) launched a go-ahead, three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning to lift the Athletics to their second straight comeback win over the Giants, 7-6. Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer and Matt Olson also connected in Oakland’s 12th victory in 14 games.— Clint Frazier crushed a three-run homer and had five RBIs while starting in place of injured outfielder Aaron Judge to lead the Yankees to their fifth straight win over the Red Sox, 11-5. Gary Sánchez went long in his third straight game to help New York complete a victory after DJ LeMahieu left with a sprained left thumb in the sixth inning. — Saturday’s game between the Reds and visiting Pirates was postponed after a Cincinnati player tested positive for COVID-19. The Reds are the third team to have a game postponed because someone on their roster tested positive, joining the Marlins and Cardinals. Major League Baseball also postponed Sunday’s game as it awaits further test results.— The Blue Jays had their game against the Rays suspended in the fourth inning because of rain, a hazard of playing in their temporary outdoor home in Buffalo. Play was called at Sahlen Field with the Blue Jays about to bat in the fourth inning and trailing 1-0. MLB-NEWSStrasburg lands on ILUNDATED (AP) — Nationals pitcher and 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 10-day injured list. A recurring nerve issue in his throwing hand delayed his start to the season and limited his second appearance to 16 pitches on Friday. In other MLB news:— The White Sox have put reliever Ian Hamilton on the 10-day injured list because of a sore right shoulder. The team also transferred utilityman Leury (lay-UR’-ee) García to the 45-day injured list with a sprained thumb. PGA-WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIPKim shoots 62 for 2-shot lead after three rounds at WyndhamGREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Si Woo Kim had a hole in one on the way to a 62 and a two-shot lead over Doc Redman and Rob Oppenheim through three rounds of the PGA’s Wyndham Championship. The top nine drivers advance to a Sunday shootout that determines the first three starting rows for the Aug. 23 Indianapolis 500. Honda drivers claimed eight of those positions after all 33 cars had made a qualifying attempt.center_img — Brayden Point and Victor Hedman scored in the last six minutes of the second period to give the Lightning a 3-1 lead in a 3-2 win over Columbus. Alex Killorn also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) needed to make just 15 saves as Tampa Bay took a two-games-to-one lead in the series. Riley Nash had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets.— Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots and the Golden Knights held off the Blackhawks, 2-1 to take a three-games-to-none lead. William Karlsson and Patrick Brown scored for the Golden Knights, who are 6-0 in the postseason. Olli Maatta (OH’-lee MAH’-tah) scored in the third period and Corey Crawford had 24 saves for Chicago.NBA-BLAZERS-GRIZZLIESBlazers make playoffs, oust Grizzlies with 126-122 victoryLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the NBA playoffs by winning their play-in series against the Memphis Grizzlies. — The Astros were 2-1 winners over the Mariners behind Cristian Javier, one tossed one-hit ball over six innings. Yuli Gurriel (YOO’-lee gur-ee-EHL’) homered among his two hits as Houston won its third in a row.— Derek Dietrich hit a two-out, three-run home run in the eighth as the Rangers rallied for their fourth consecutive win, 6-4 over the Rockies. Shin-Soo Choo had three hits and two RBIs to back Kyle Gibson, who pitched into the seventh inning for his first win with Texas.— Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer and the Twins held on to beat the Royals, 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Tyler Duffey earned the win with a perfect inning in relief of Jake Odorizzi. — The Royals earned a split of the twinbill as Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a three-run homer in a 4-2 decision over Minnesota. Duffy allowed one earned run and just two hits while striking out eight over five innings, helping Kansas City win for the sixth time in eight games.— Shane Bieber is 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA after tossing three-hit ball while fanning 11 over seven shutout innings of the Indians’ 3-1 win over the Tigers. Jose Ramirez lined a two-run double and Carlos Santana added an RBI double in Cleveland’s club-record 19th consecutive win over Detroit. The Bruins lead their first-round series two games to one after Jaroslav Halak (YAR’-oh-slav hah-LAHK’) stopped 29 shots in a 3-1 victory over the Hurricanes. Halak got the win hours after the team announced that Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask left to be with his wife and three children.Charlie Coyle opened the scoring with a power-play goal in the second period and added an assist. Sean Kuraly (kuh-RAH’-leez) made it 2-0 with a short-handed goal early in the third.Darcy Kuemper was sensational as the Coyotes earned a 4-2 win over the Avalanche to pull within two games to one in their first-round series. Darcy Kuemper made 20 of his 49 saves in the first period and stopped several tough attempts in the final 20 minutes to allow Arizona to stay ahead. Brad Richardson broke a 1-1 tie with 34 seconds left in the second period. It remained 2-1 until Taylor Hall scored the first of the Coyotes’ two empty-netters.In other Stanley Cup first-round action: Associated Press Kim is at 18-under after 54 holes. He made history three years ago when at 21 he became the youngest winner of The Players Championship. Now, he’s seeking his first victory since — and playing strongly wherever he tees it up. Redman had a 63, while Oppenheim set a career low on tour with a 62 in second at 16-under. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPKelly still leadsAKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jerry Kelly remains the leader at the Senior Players Championship despite bogeys on two of his last four holes on Saturday. CJ McCollum scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of big jumpers to lead the Blazers past the Grizzlies, 126-122. Damian Lillard dropped in 31 points for the Trail Blazers, who won their last four games in down-to-the-wire finishes.Jusuf Nurkic had 22 points and 21 rebounds for the winners, who got 21 points from Carmelo Anthony.Portland opens its Western Conference playoff schedule Tuesday against the top-seeded Lakers.NBA-NEWSPelicans fire coach Richard Childress Racing says Dillon tested positive Saturday morning and is now self-quarantining away from the team. Kaz Grala will drive the No. 3 Chevrolet at Daytona.Dillon is the third Cup Series drive to test positive for the coronavirus, joining seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson and part-timer Brendan Gaughan. F1-SPANISH GPHamilton secures 92nd poleMONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has secured a record-extending 92nd pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix. He nudged Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second place by just .059 seconds. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen qualified in third. August 15, 2020 Hamilton is looking to claim an 88th F1 victory that would move him within three of Michael Schumacher’s record. INDYCAR-INDY 500Marco Andretti leads Honda onslaught in Indy 500 qualifyingINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marco Andretti led a top speed sweep for Andretti Autosport in qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 as the Honda-powered team claimed the first four spots on the leaderboard and eight of the top nine. Andretti posted a four-lap average of 231.351 mph. Clark’s agent confirmed a ESPN report that the 2016 first-round draft pick from UCLA agreed to terms on a deal worth $70 million, with a $25 million signing bonus. Clark has emerged as the Packers’ top defensive lineman. In other news:— Atlanta police say former four-time Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl linebacker Chip Banks is in serious condition following a shooting. Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Rooker says the 60-year-old Banks was in serious condition. VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSlast_img read more