News News RSF_en As French journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois begin their third month in detention in Indonesia, their support committee in France and Reporters Without Borders are launching a petition for their immediate release.The petition, which notes that “fundamental freedoms, including the freedom to inform, concern the immense majority,” has already been signed by leading journalists such as Édith Bouvier, Claire Chazal, Laurent Delahousse, Guy Lagache, Jean-Pierre Pernaut, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, David Pujadas, Harry Roselmack and Melissa Theuriaux. It has also been signed by such well-known public figures as Laurent Baffie, Charles Berling, Jane Birkin, Cali, Michel Cymes, Jamel Debbouze, Benoît Hamon, Baptiste Lecaplain, Noël Mamère, André Manoukian and Bruno Solo.Detained in Jayapura, the capital of the eastern province of Papua (on the island of New Guinea), Bourrat and Dandois were arrested while preparing a report for the Franco-German TV station Arte. They are accused of violating immigration regulations and are facing the possibility of a long trial and a sentence of up to five years in prison.“Bourrat and Dandois did not apply for press visas because such visas are rarely granted and would have resulted in restrictions on their ability to work freely,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire.“The aim of this petition is to make the Indonesian authorities realize that it is absolutely unacceptable for them to continue detaining these journalists with the aim of deterring media coverage of Papua.”To sign the petition, click here.———Bahasa Indonesia :Bebaskan Dua Jurnalis Perancis yang Ditahan di IndonesiaDua Jurnalis Perancis, Valentine Bourrat dan Thomas Dandois ditahandi Provinsi Papua, Indonesia (Pulau New Guinea) sejak tanggal 6Agustus. Keduanya ditangkap oleh Polisi Indonesia saat melakukansebuah reportase untuk Stasiun Televisi Perancis-Jerman, Arte TV.Keduanya memutuskan bekerja tanpa ijin resmi karena keduanya tahusangat sulit untuk mendapatkan visa jurnalis untuk meliput di Papuadan karena keduanya akan merasa lebih bebas untuk bergerak danbertemu dengan orang-orang yang mereka butuhkan untuk reportasemereka.Namun keduanya ditangkap dan saat ini dituduh melanggar peraturanimigrasi Indonesia. Hingga saat ini, wartawan asing yang ditangkapdengan kondisi yang sama, dideportasi dari Indonesia hanya dalambeberapa hari saja. Tapi Bourrat dan Dandois telah ditahan selamahampir dua bulan dan menghadapi kemungkinan persidangan panjangdengan ancaman hingga lima tahun penjara.Bourrat dan Dandois adalah wartawan lapangan yang sangatberpengalaman dan karya mereka telah disiarkan di Perancis danNegara lainnya. Keduanya telah menerima beberapa penghargaanbergengsi. Integritas dan Independensi keduanya sebagai jurnalisdiakui oleh berbagai profesi dan tak pernah dipertanyakan.Kebebasan hakiki, termasuk kebebasan menginformasikan sesuatumenjadi perhatian bagi semua orang. Karena itu kami menyerukankepada Figur Publik dan Masyarakat untuk menandatangani petisipembebasan Bourrat dan Dandois. Follow the news on Indonesia Organisation IndonesiaAsia – Pacific August 21, 2020 Find out more News IndonesiaAsia – Pacific to go further On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia August 12, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information October 11, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Petition for the release of two French journalists held in Indonesia November 19, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Receive email alerts News Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions were built upon a cooperative foundation. Our cooperative framework has served us well over the years as we have faced challenge after challenge.Now, more than ever, the credit union industry must collaborate and coordinate for the good of the movement. In our current regulatory and economic climate, threats to credit unions have grown exponentially.This critical time in our industry brings to mind the age-old Aesop’s fable about the four oxen and a lion. At first, the four oxen stood with their backs to each other so that they could each keep an eye on the lion. After a while, the oxen lost their resolve and each went their separate ways. One by one, the lion attacked them. The moral of the story, “united we stand, divided we fall” has become a familiar metaphor whose lesson endures today and crystallizes the value of cooperation. continue reading »
The league said Sunday that players should remain in the market of their team and exercise safe social distancing. MLS said it is working with its players’ association and other North American professional leagues on a protocol to allow players at training facilities for rehabilitation or individual training.___2:10 p.m.Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus.The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. “The joy of creating memorable occasions has been replaced with the disappointing reality of a worldwide crisis,” track officials said in a statement. “We hope everyone stays healthy, heeds the caution advises by leaders and experts, and comes back to COTA when good times return.”__5 p.m.Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on team training through Friday.MLS announced a 30-day suspension of match play on Thursday because of the new coronavirus. Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department.Mexico previously played soccer matches without fans for several weeks during the 2009 H1N1 influenza health emergency, an outbreak with Mexico as the epicenter.Federal health officials on Saturday night raised the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 41, up from 26 the previous day and 11 the day before that. On Sunday at least two more were announced by state-level authorities.___4:05 p.m. 3:39 p.m.Texas general manager Jon Daniels says the team has “effectively” closed down its training camp in Arizona, with a bulk of players from the big league camp electing to go home. He says 15 to 20 players were headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where they either have a primary residence or a place where they live during the regular season.A charter plane was scheduled Monday for players to return to Texas, though some still elected to drive their own cars from the Arizona camp that is just more than 1,000 miles from their new ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Daniels said five or six players would be staying in Arizona, along with some staff members who have their offseason homes in the area. Other coaches were returning home to be with their families. When asked what his biggest baseball concern was, Daniels responded: “I don’t really have one to be honest with you, my head’s not even there. It might have been a few days ago, but it’s been pretty solely focused on making sure everyone’s got what they need, and everyone’s family is taken care of, and that we can get everybody home. We’re going to have plenty of time to figure out the baseball piece.” The team said no players or coaches have reported having any symptoms related to the coronavirus.“We remain in constant communication with a number of regional and national health authorities, and based on the information we collectively have at this time, there is not felt to be a risk to any fans that attended our March 7 match at CenturyLink Field,” Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey said in a statement. “The individual that tested positive for COVID-19 did not have access to the public on matchday, and fortunately we have no other confirmed cases within the club at this time. Alongside public health authorities, we are actively monitoring this situation, and should new details emerge, we will continue proactively communicating with our community.”___5:34 p.m.One of the prep races for the Kentucky Derby has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. March 15, 2020 The $700,000 Sunland Derby on March 22 in New Mexico was called off Sunday, according to a report in the El Paso Times.Officials at the track across the border from El Paso, Texas, also said it would be the last day of racing to comply with the request of the governor. The meet was scheduled to end April 21.The Sunland Derby winner would have earned 50 points toward qualifying for the 20-horse field in the Kentucky Derby. Track officials had previously said the race would be run without spectators.It’s the second time the Sunland Derby has been canceled. In 2016, an outbreak of an equine herpes virus among the horse population forced it to be called off.___ UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___1:15 p.m.Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. ___6:24 p.m.Keeneland announced it will be closed to all non-essential guests starting Monday. Only essential employees, owners, trainers, veterinarians, blacksmiths and stable workers will be allowed into the track in Lexington, Kentucky.The track will set up screening checkpoints to monitor those seeking access and everyone will have their temperature taken. Only people with a temperature less than 100.5 degrees and showing no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus will be admitted. The screening will continue indefinitely.___ The Latest: Brazilian president criticizes soccer federation Associated Press “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.”Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Gavit says he made the decision and it was supported by basketball committees.“There is not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating,” Gavitt said Sunday, the day the men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced. “And, that isn’t fair to the teams that would be positively or negatively impacted by manufacturing March Madness. More importantly, in light of this global health crisis, I believe we need to keep college basketball in perspective.”College basketball’s showcase was canceled on Thursday, leading to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.“Players and coaches want to see their school name on the bracket,” Gavitt acknowledges. “Members of the media want to dissect matchups. Bracketologists want to compare the work of the committees versus what they’ve predicted. Fans are curious for those same reasons. All of us want something to fill the void we’re feeling. However, anything less than a credible process is inconsistent with the tradition of the NCAA basketball championships. … There will always be an asterisk next to the 2020 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships regardless if brackets are released.”NCAA President Mark Emmert has said postponing the tournament indefinitely was not feasible. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):10:10 p.m.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said suspending sports in the country is “hysteria.” He directly mentioned Brazil’s soccer confederation for suspending its tournaments. Bolsonaro took part in protests that gathered thousands in his support on Sunday despite medical recommendations that he stay in isolation due to coronavirus contagion risks. Several people that traveled with him to the United States last week tested positive for the virus. He said Friday he had tested negative.___5:11 p.m.The Seattle Sounders say a member of the team’s support staff is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.The team says the staff member worked the club’s match against Columbus on March 7, but did not become ill until four days later. The team said the individual did not have access to the general public and “only had access to the team in controlled areas during the game.” ___4:45 p.m.Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak.The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments.The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.”He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.”Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___5:15 p.m.The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship. 4:49 p.m.The Texas racetrack that hosts the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix and other motor racing series announced it is closing indefinitely after a series of cancellations because of concerns about the coronavirus.The Circuit of the Americas was supposed to host the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on April 5 and the IndyCar Challenge on April 26. Both races have been canceled. The track is also home to the USL soccer team Austin Bold and the league season has been suspended.The facility also has a concert amphitheater and hosts large concerts and other events. Austin city officials have banned gatherings of 250 people or more at least until May 1.The F1 US Grand Prix remains scheduled for Oct. 25 if the season resumes. Formula One has postponed all races until at least May. MotoGP has tentatively rescheduled its Texas race for Nov. 15. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.___6:45 p.m.Soccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.___2:50 p.m.The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business Sunday. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Pujols was hitting .214 with a .696 OPS heading into Wednesday’s game, while Bour was hitting .169 with a .578 OPS.“I hope they tear the cover off the ball and it becomes an extremely difficult decision for me on a daily basis,” Ausmus said. “But performance, I’ve said it all along, it’s a performance game, and performance comes into play.”SETBACK FOR MIDDLETONKeynan Middleton, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, last week felt some discomfort during a bullpen session and had to take a temporary step back in rehab, General Manager Billy Eppler said on Wednesday.Eppler characterized it as minor and said Middleton has already resumed throwing.“He had a day when he was excited about how his arm felt and pushed the gas pedal down a little father and had some elongated soreness afterward,” Eppler said, adding that now Middleton has said the pain is a 1, on a scale of 1 to 10.Middleton, who had Tommy John surgery last April, is still projected to return in late June or early July, Eppler said.Related Articles JC Ramírez, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on about the same timetable as Middleton, faced hitters on Saturday and could be soon headed to a minor league team to continue his rehab, Eppler said.ALSOAndrew Heaney (elbow inflammation) will throw 45 pitches over three innings in an extended spring training game on Friday, Eppler said. …Top prospect Jo Adell (sprained right ankle, strained left hamstring) had three at-bats in simulated games, but he is not yet running. Eppler said Adell will begin playing in extended spring training games next week. …Tommy La Stella, who was scratched from Sunday’s lineup because of back tightness, said he’s fine now.UP NEXTAngels (TBA) vs. Tigers (LHP Ryan Carpenter, 2019 debut), Thursday, 10 a.m., Fox Sports West Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Although Pujols has been more productive than Bour so far this season, it’s unlikely that Pujols can handle playing first base every day.“I generally want to avoid three games in a row, as a rule, but he’s going to play tomorrow, with a (third straight) lefty going, so that will be three days in a row, but then he won’t play the following day,” Ausmus said. “I’m going to be very cognizant of taking care of Albert’s knees and keeping him healthy the entire season.”Pujols had played just 34 games at first, combined, in 2016 and 2017. Last season, with Ohtani taking up so many DH at-bats, Pujols ended up playing 70 games at first.He also went on the disabled list in July and ended up getting shut down for season-ending knee surgery in late August.Pujols started at first for the 13th time on Wednesday night. The Angels have 126 games remaining. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros DETROIT — Ever since the Angels signed Justin Bour in December, they knew this logjam was coming.Now that Shohei Ohtani is back, and expected to take up almost all of the DH at-bats, it leaves Albert Pujols and Bour to split first base.On Wednesday, Ohtani’s second day back in the lineup, Manager Brad Ausmus spoke to both Pujols and Bour and explained how it’s going to break down.“Albert is going to face all the lefties,” Ausmus said. “We’ve got to keep Albert healthy. Albert will face some of the righties and Bour will face some of the righties. It will boil down to performance, but playing into that is keeping Albert healthy.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Photos by Patrick Olivero FAIR HAVEN – The inaugural annual Pfc. Jamie Riley Pickleball Festival was a resounding success, according to organizers. The event raised over $13,000 through donations, fees and gift baskets to help fund the Knollwood School’s eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. and to contribute to ThanksUSA, which funds need-based scholarships for military families. The event, named in memory of Riley, who died in an Army training exercise at age 21, began with a patriotic ceremony with color guard and remarks by the mayor, police chief and members of the Riley family. Pickleball games were played on 12 courts by 110 contenders. A table displayed 40 gift baskets. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Pickleball Association with support from the Monmouth Pickleball Club.
Play Your Part partners Brand SA CEO Miller Matola, and CEO of Heartlines Garth Japhet at the Play Your Part breakfast meeting, held in Sandhurst, Johannesburg recently. (Image: Nosimilo Ramela)Brand SA introduced its latest campaign, Play Your Part, to representatives of government departments, business and NGOs at a recent breakfast meeting in Sandhurst, Johannesburg.The campaign encourages South Africans to do whatever they can, no matter how big or small the contribution, to create a better country. It also aims to connect and celebrate citizens who are already playing their part and making an impact in their communities.Speaking at the breakfast meeting on 17 August 2011, Brand SA CEO Miller Matola said: “Play Your Part is a national movement for social change, contributing to social cohesion and national unity.”The Brand SA has collaborated with Forgood, an online social network with a humanitarian focus, to create a facility whereby willing South Africans can connect with each other to share stories about the work they are doing, exchange ideas for projects and secure resources.“There are amazing people doing amazing things every day, everywhere in our country, this is a platform for them to share their stories, and to celebrate great stories,” said CEO of Heartlines Garth Japhet.The online resource gives information to people who are keen on doing something in their respective areas, but do not know how to go about it.“Play Your Part will help connect people who are interested in the same things. It will also connect them with the opportunities they are looking for,” he said.Japhet added that the Play Your Part site, powered by Forgood, will also provide regular news updates and list events taking places various communities.Play Your Part enables users to create their own profiles, join the campaign and start making a difference.Business joins inFinancial Times CEO Rochelle Josiah said her publication endorses the initiative and would be playing its part through some of its own projects.Michelle Gerszt, marketing executive of the Smile Foundation, spoke about how her NGO is playing its part by helping children with facial abnormalities access free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery.“We help children with abnormalities such as cleft lips and palates, burn victims, those with facial paralysis and other conditions. The medical staff who work with us all work for free: they volunteer their time to help our young patients. They are playing their part in changing the lives of young people and their parents.”Gerszt said her organisation is proud to be part of the Play Your Part initiative as it promotes the same values as the foundation. “The work we do brings people together for the purpose of making a difference in the lives of those in need.”She added that the Smile Foundation had a skills development programme in place to equip medical teams with the necessary techniques and knowledge.“Instead of bringing in specialists from other countries, we have our own doctors and nurses trained and skilled to perform these complex surgeries. We are investing in the medical teams we work with and we support the public hospitals we work in by purchasing equipment that can be used by the departments of plastic and reconstructive surgery.”Pieter Pretorius, general manager for the country’s power utility Eskom, said his company’s 49m initiative was also making a difference in South Africa.“We are proud to be associated with the Brand SA’s Play Your Part. The campaign speaks to the same ideas as our project: 49m is about mobilising people to play their part in building a better future for South Africa. We want to encourage people to reduce their consumption of electricity, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.”Pretorius added that people can make small changes like remembering to switch off any lights or appliances that are not in use. “It’s not about sacrificing, but rather about being considerate. The power we save today is the power we’ll need tomorrow to light our rooms, watch our televisions and boil our kettles.”Government adds its supportZeng Msimang, director of strategy and content for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said the Play Your Part campaign has helped the government raise funds to provide famine relief to Somalia.She added that although the initiative is a local one, the department would promote it across all countries it works in.“For us Play Your Part is about being patriotic and it starts with our diplomats. We want it to start internally with the way we treat and behave towards each other.”
P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash In keeping with her wishes, her remains will be cremated with burial sometime this spring in Conway, New Hampshire, where she used to live, Tom Stevens said.“She lived such a full, interesting life,” he said. “She was an ambassador for Babe Ruth.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTom Stevens said his mother moved from Florida to Arizona in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew and then to Nevada, where he lives.Diane Murphy, a fellow resident at Prestige Senior Living at Mira Loma in Henderson, told The Associated Press that Julia Stevens had lost her sight but remained bright and vibrant. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Stevens was adopted by baseball’s biggest star soon after Ruth married her mother, Claire Hodgson, in 1929 when Julia was 12 years old. Hodgson died in 1976.Julia was the older of two daughters adopted by Ruth. Dorothy Ruth Pirone, who was Ruth’s daughter from a previous relationship, died in 1989 at age 67.Tom Stevens told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an interview earlier this year that it rankled his mother to be referred to as Ruth’s stepdaughter.He said Ruth was a match to provide Julia a needed blood transfusion when she was hospitalized as a young adult.“She said as far as she was concerned, between being adopted and the transfusion, ‘I’m his daughter, period,’” Tom Stevens said.Babe Ruth retired in 1935, days after playing his last game. He was with the Boston Braves that year after starring for the New York Yankees from 1920-34 and the Boston Red Sox from 1914-19.Ruth died from cancer at age 53 in 1948.“I sometimes wonder if the designated hitter rule would have been in effect when Daddy played, his career would’ve lasted much longer and he would’ve hit a lot more home runs,” Stevens once said. “It was his legs that gave out. He had trouble with his knees.”Stevens said Ruth taught her how to dance and how to bowl and “I couldn’t have had a better father than him.”She made her final trip to Yankee Stadium at age 91 in 2008 to say goodbye to one of her dad’s favorite places where he hit many of his 714 career home runs. Joel Embiid lifts 76ers past Pacers in return from knee injury Accompanied by her son and two grandchildren, Stevens got a warm reception from the crowd before New York’s 6-0 loss to Cincinnati.A New York sports writer dubbed the Bronx stadium “The House That Ruth Built,” and the Yankees retired Ruth’s No. 3 during their 25th anniversary celebration of Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948, the great slugger’s final visit to the ballpark.As Ruth’s daughter, Stevens’ family said, “she had many amazing experiences, which she was pleased to share with eager reporters and fans alike. Until the very end, she was very proud to call him ‘Daddy’ and she particularly loved recalling events from 1934 when she went on a ‘round the world’ tour with her parents” to Japan with a major-league all-star team.She is survived by her son, two grandchildren and four great grandchildren, according to the family’s Facebook post. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 18, 1999 photo, Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of baseball legend Babe Ruth, prepares to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the start of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a champion of his legacy, has died. She was 102. Stevens’ family says she died Saturday, March 9, 2019 at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)HENDERSON, Nev. — Julia Ruth Stevens, the last surviving daughter of Hall of Fame baseball slugger Babe Ruth and a decades-long champion of his legacy, has died at age 102, her family has announced.Tom Stevens said Sunday that his mother died Saturday morning at an assisted living facility in Henderson, Nevada, after a short illness.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stevens was part of a circle of residents who read books aloud, according to Murphy.“She was so sharp and laughed at the right moments,” Murphy said. “She was a lovely lady.”Even well into her 90s, Stevens threw out first pitches at baseball games across the nation, attended Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, and appeared at the annual Babe Ruth Little League World Series.She authored three books about her famous father.“As long as there is baseball, Daddy’s name is always going to be mentioned. He was one of a kind,” Stevens once said. “My goal in life is to keep his name alive. He was a wonderful father and I remember him as that and just not as a baseball player.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Brother of AC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta trialling with Monzaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan signing Lucas Paqueta has been joined by brother Matheus in Italy.MilanNews reports Matheus is trialling with Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza.The Brazilian is training with Monza, who are currently 12th in the Serie C Girone B table.The club is situation very close to Milan, so the two brothers will be able to live nearby.Matheus currently plays for Brazilian second division side Avai.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City edge ahead of Chelsea for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba – this weekby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHighly-rated Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba is on the brink of signing for Manchester City.Sport says City could sign Ilaix after Saturday, when the exciting prospect turns 16.Moriba is considered one of the most promising talents to come out of the famous La Masia academy for years, and Barcelona have offered him a contract higher than what they normally offer players of his age.But the report says that deal is still not close to what City can offer, with Juventus and Chelsea also trying to secure his services.City reportedly feel they are in pole position to sign the midfielder.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin McCabe release statement after Sheffield Utd rulingby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe legal team for Kevin McCabe have released a statement after a High Court ruling paved the way for HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to become sole-owner of Sheffield United.McCabe has been ordered to sell his shareholding in the Premier League club’s parent company to the Saudi royal.In a statement, issued by public relations firm Tavistock Communications, a spokesperson said: “It will not surprise readers of the judgment to learn that the McCabes do not agree with every aspect of the judge’s decision.”However they are nevertheless grateful to the judge for the time and care he has taken over the judgment and they wish to make clear that in disagreeing with some of the conclusions they mean no disrespect to the judge.”Serious consideration is now being given, with the advisors to Sheffield United Limited, to an appeal against the judgment.”