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first_imgHulk Hogan/Facebook(CHICAGO) —  The Chicago Police Department has opened an internal investigation into what it says was an unauthorized ride former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan was allegedly given from an officer at the airport.On Aug. 2, Hogan, whose legal name is Terry Bollea, posted a video to Facebook Live showing him sitting in the front seat of a patrol car driven by a uniformed officer as he left Chicago O’Hare International Airport.“My Uber’s got a siren,” he joked.The video was taken by Hogan’s manager, Jimmy Hart, ABC Chicago station WLS-TV reported. A row of parked planes could be seen through the windshield of the car.“We loved Chicago PD,” Hart said.The escort was not authorized by the department, and airport operations Cmdr. Thomas O’Brien “had no knowledge that it was taking place,” Chicago Police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement.The video, which was later removed from Facebook, was brought to the attention of Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson this week and is of “significant concern,” Guglielmi said.Department officials are in the process of revoking credentials for the officer to operate a vehicle on airport grounds pending the internal investigation into him and airport supervisors, Guglielmi said.Later that night, Hogan posted a video of him shaking hands with Dennis Rodman at dinner.“Good night with the boys in Chicago!” he wrote.Additional information was not immediately available.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgGreenland Holdings has already decided to sell one downtown Los Angeles Metropolis tower and convert another into apartments, as it struggles to sell two others.It was two days before Halloween, and for Kimberly Lucero that meant a sales opportunity.Sporting a gothic dress, princess crown, ruby ring, and spider necklace with blood red paint on her chest and forehead, Greenland USA’s vice president of sales and marketing conducted a condominium tour.Lucero was showcasing units on the 12th floor of one of four towers that make up the Metropolis project, a 3.3-million-square-foot development three blocks south of the Staples Center that has reshaped the downtown Los Angeles skyline.Before Lucero came on board in May, Greenland largely sold units to Chinese buyers, but that pool has shrunk dramatically.“We had a good majority of international buyers,” Lucero said. “Then, it kind of shifted, and we started having a lot of people who are going to school. We have a lot of undergrad buyers who are going to USC, and who are driving their Porsche to school.”Greenland USA’s vice president of sales and marketing Kimberly LuceroLucero, a sales veteran who joined Greenland after three years with condo developer CIM Group, was dead serious about this characterization of Metropolis’ new buying pool.In fact, the condos up for grabs at the Halloween open house seemed targeted to either out of towners’ stereotypes of Angelenos, or college students that appeared in Bret Easton Ellis novels.Walking through one condo, Lucero remarked, “This unit is for an Instagram influencer.” By another, she said, “This is for a student surfer.”High prices, and a retreating marketGreenland USA saw itself making a grand Los Angeles imprint through the 1,500 luxury units and opulent hotel that would comprise the four-tower Metropolis project. But slow condo sales, a revolving door of brokers, an unsold hotel, and larger market challenges have complicated that vision.There are two particular challenges the development team acknowledge they must overcome.The first is China’s pullback from the U.S. real estate market.“The Chinese were the biggest buyers at Metropolis,” said Christiano Sampaio, a broker at downtown real estate agency Loftway. “The investment crackdown has definitely taken a toll on the project.”The second issue is that few believe downtown Los Angeles can absorb the amount of luxury product on the market. Sampaio’s research shows that downtown condo sales are slowing down, and the median unit is selling for about 30 percent less than Metropolis’ typical per square foot listing price.“The Metropolis development never made sense in the first place,” said Richard Green, director at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. “There is a mismatch between the product that is downtown and the demand.”“A lot of companies don’t even get that far”Metropolis, which was Greenland’s first investment in the U.S., seemed off to a good start. Greenland purchased the 6.3-acre site at 9th and Francisco streets in 2013 for about $150 million and began construction in February 2014. The company gave itself a five-year timeline to complete the four towers, which range from 19 to 28 stories.Three of the towers are done, and the fourth is slated to finish by the end of 2019, Lucero said.Greenland’s ability to get the towers built sharply contrasts with other Chinese megadevelopers in downtown Los Angeles. Most notably, construction has stalled at Shenzhen-based Oceanwide Holdings’ Oceanwide Plaza downtown residential tower, and Shanghai-based Shenglong Group’s residential skyscraper in South Park.The Agency’s Mike Leipart (Credit: The Agency Creates)“Listen, here’s a foreign company, they came to the U.S. and California, a place with different guidelines and rules, and they built a massive project,” said The Agency’s Mike Leipart, who served as Metropolis’ lead sales agent before Greenland replaced the brokerage in January. “A lot of companies don’t even get that far.”The trouble has been the next steps.Amid sluggish condo sales, Greenland put two of the four Metropolis towers up for sale last year. The firm sought $280 million for the Hotel Indigo, but the tower never sold and a spokesperson said it has been taken off the market. Greenland also tried to sell Metropolis III, the largest of the four towers at 685 units, at an undisclosed asking price, rumored to be $450 million. That too didn’t sell, and Greenland is projected to finish construction this month. Except instead of condos, it’s now slated to be a rental building.Greenland announced the switch to apartments in October, stating that it would turn over management of the fourth tower to Greystar Real Estate Partners, which is slated to start leasing units this month.A move to rentals could make profitability a distant goal.“It could have cost about $600 per square foot to build the units,” USC’s Green said. “Most apartments around there, the entire unit rents for around $2,000 a month, so that could be a pretty big loss.”Lucero defended the decision to switch to rentals. “You shouldn’t dedicate everything to one type of product,” she said. “To be able to offer a for-sale, and for-rent product just fills the need of what is happening here.”Greenland Holdings’ chairman/president Zhang YuliangThe tactical change at Metropolis comes amid a bigger strategic shift in the U.S. for Greenland, one of China’s biggest developers. The company, founded in 1992 to create real estate developments within greenspaces around Shanghai, has struggled with its New York megaproject, a 17-tower development now known as Pacific Park (formerly Atlantic Yards). It also abandoned a $2 billion planned biotech building in San Francisco as well as twin residential towers in North Hollywood.Though it produced $2.5 billion in net income over the first three quarters of 2019, Greenland’s long-term debt stands at $21.6 billion, at a time when the Chinese government is pressuring companies to reduce debt.The Metropolis towersGreenland appears to have funded most of the Metropolis project through bond issuances overseas, according to a review of financial statements by The Real Deal. Public filings show that the megaproject has cost $1.26 billion, about $260 million more than first projected. Last year, Natixis and L.A.-based real estate investment firm Cottonwood Group provided Greenland a $310 million loan in order to complete the now rental Metropolis III.“People attribute the investment decrease to Trump, but it was really the Chinese crackdown on cash outflows.”Jim Butler, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell. The developer also took in about $100 million from the federal EB-5 program, in which foreign investors pour money into job-creating U.S. real estate projects in exchange for a green card. Visa wait times for Chinese investors have swelled to up to about 15 years, and developers these days seldom are able to take advantage of the program.Greenland flatly dismissed any money concerns at Metropolis. “Financing is not a problem for us,” Lucero said.The disappearing Chinese buyerFor years, Greenland, like several other developers, banked on Chinese buyers scooping up units at over $1,000 a foot, a premium in a developing submarket like DTLA.“For a while in L.A.,” one real estate agent said, “when a unit would be priced way over market, sellers would say: ‘Well, someone from China might buy it.’”Those buyers are long gone, observers said.“People attribute the investment decrease to Trump, but it was really the Chinese crackdown on cash outflows,” said Jim Butler, a partner at the law firm Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell.Chinese investment in U.S. residential real estate plunged 56 percent year-over-year to $13.4 billion in 2018, according to a National Association of Realtors report. California was particularly affected, according to Gay Cororaton, an economist with the trade group.“Geography and family considerations are a factor in these investments,” Cororaton said. “I don’t see a bump again from Chinese buyers, unless maybe the trade relations improve.”Greenland has not been hit as hard as some developers, according to Lucero, because “we were near completion when the investment slow down started.”Dwindling Chinese cash is one factor behind a tepid downtown L.A. condo market.Sampaio of Loftway compiled downtown condo buys over the last three years, with the 110 freeway serving as the northwest endpoint, and the 101 as the southeast barrier. The broker found that 399 residential units sold downtown in 2017 at a sales price of $692 per square foot.Through Nov. 15, 272 units had sold during 2019, which would come out to 310 units if the sales pace continued until years end. That would be a 22 percent drop from 2017. And prices are stagnant – the average downtown condo in 2019 sold at $697 per square foot, compared to the about $1,000 per square foot listings at Metropolis.“Downtown is not yet a place where high income people want to live. It’s still a place for people who can’t afford to live on the West Side.”Richard Green, director at the USC Lusk Center for Real EstateA report on third-quarter DTLA condo sales is even more pessimistic, with data from appraisal firm Miller Samuel indicating that third-quarter absorption dropped 31 percent year-over-year.Downtown is generally regarded as a Los Angeles development success story, starting with the Staples Center opening in 1999. But the thousands of units built at Metropolis and other projects over the past five years may represent an overreach.“There is definitely more supply than demand on the downtown luxury condo side,” Sampaio said. “There has just been this rapid influx of building with developers thinking they need to do luxury to get a return on their investment.”And while DTLA is becoming more of a destination, it is an odd fit with other luxury neighborhoods characterized by lush green spaces and ocean views.“Downtown is not yet a place where high income people want to live,” Green said. “It’s still a place for people who can’t afford to live on the West Side.”A revolving door of brokeragesAccording to Lucero, construction on the first condo tower was completed in 2017, with 75 percent sold (231 of the 308 units).But at the second tower, the site of the Halloween open house, just 25 percent, or 130 of its 518 units, are spoken for.All told, 361 of the 826 units, or 44 percent have sold. The 465 unsold units are listed at a median price of $885,000.Condos at the Halloween open house were around that price, listed at about $1,000 per square foot.The pool at MetropolisLucero said that the company is proud of its sales record, but three different brokerages suggests expectations haven’t been met.Douglas Elliman was the first brokerage tasked with selling the Metropolis in 2014. It was replaced with The Agency, which was swapped out in early 2019 in favor of Polaris Pacific.Elliman declined comment, and The Agency said in a statement that Metropolis was “the fastest-selling development in Los Angeles” during its tenure.Privately, agents who worked on the project accused Greenland of being unreasonable, and not understanding the downtown market.“We would sell five or six of these and be really proud of ourselves, and they would turn around and say, ‘Why didn’t you sell 20?’” one agent said.Polaris Pacific has dedicated three agents full-time to the project, brokerage director John Pallante said. Among them is sales manager Mike Brizzolara, whose track record features selling out Trumark Urban’s Ten 50, a 25-story condo tower in downtown Los Angeles best known for its rooftop drone pad.The San Francisco-headquartered brokerage is following Greenland’s lead.“Our goals,” Pallante said, “are Greenland’s.”Meet Maddie, Greenland’s Influencer dreamgirlThose goals include acknowledging the new buyer pool with a provocative ad campaign, including descriptions of hypothetical buyers more specific than many dating profiles.A bedroom for “Maddie,” a hypothetical Millennial buyer at Greenland’s Metropolis project in Downtown L.A.Take a $715,000 (or $1,031 per square foot) listing at the Halloween open house that was marketed to a hypothetical millennial buyer named Maddie. “Just a few years out of school and Maddie is maximizing her influence. She has more than 100,000 Instagram followers. A freelance buyer for the hottest new labels, she works from her one-bedroom but is steps away from clients in the Fashion District.”Or how about a $1.4 million ($1,088 per square foot) listing that hopes to lure “Dianne” and “Jim.”“Dodger fans Dianne and Jim have season tickets. Their best friends Linda and Gene are longtime Clippers fans. The Staples Premiere entrance is five minutes away. After games they come back to this corner unit with 11-foot ceilings and stunning views.”But real estate agents provided with the copy were not sure what to make of it, with a few asking if the pitch invited fair housing complaints.“We just have to be very careful as agents not to be too narrow in who are marketing toward,” said Jonathan Holden, an agent at Compass who is not involved in the Metropolis sales.Fair housing lawyers said there are no actionable offenses, unless a pattern could be proved showing exclusion of protected races and genders.Others said Greenland and Polaris are doing what everyone else is doing.“There is no one who doesn’t do this kind of thing,” The Agency’s Leipart said. “The young, female influencer is a stand-in for someone creative, a stand-in for someone who works from home, it’s a lot of things.”Some even said the ads were smart. If a potential buyer really is a longtime Clippers fan, the copy could appeal to them. “The target now is people who like basketball,” Sampaio said.A living room marketed to hypothetical buyers “Dianne and Jim,” sports fans who enjoy entertaining after a game at Dodger Stadium or the Staples Center.Influencers and season ticket holders, though, can only sell so many units, and Lucero is hoping students are the ones that make a dent in sales, crediting them for being already 10 percent of all condo occupants.“It has to do with parents feeling that their kids are in a secure place, with 24/7 security people here,” Lucero said.“Marketing to college students is not a silly marketing tactic,” Leipart said. “It’s a thing.”But not one that can fill hundreds of condo units unless prices are significantly knocked down, agents said.Lucero seemed aware of her extraordinary sales challenge ahead, and, with Chinese buyers all but gone, she spoke of experimenting in finding different audiences for the Metropolis condos.“I’ve been in downtown since the 1970s,” she said. “My parents used to own restaurants here. I’m a dinosaur here. I’ve watched it grow, and I love what developers have done with it. I want people to love downtown as much as I do.” This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

first_img Related Success at this weekend’s prestigious Sailfish ‘Triathlon Night of the Year’ Awards in Germany has seen Challenge Roth voted as the world’s best triathlon, with two other Challenge Family races voted into the top 10.Readers of Europe’s largest triathlon magazine, Zeitschrift Triathlon, voted Challenge Roth (52.9%) as the 2011 ‘Race of the Year’, knocking the Ironman World Championships (24.9%) into second place for the first time in five years. Joining Challenge Roth was Challenge Kraichgau in fifth place and Challenge Cairns in tenth.The reigning champions of Challenge Roth were also honoured on the night with Germany’s Andreas Raelert taking ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ and the UK’s Chrissie Wellington winning ‘Female Athlete of the Year’. Raelert and Wellington both set new world records at Challenge Roth in 2011 with times of 7:41:33 and 8:18:13 respectively.Challenge Family CEO and Race Director of Challenge Roth, Felix Walchshöfer, said he was delighted with the win and paid tribute to the thousands of athletes who had played a part in Challenge’s success.“Winning this award is a huge honour for us,” he said. “And it means even more as an athlete-voted award. A huge thank you goes to all 35,000 athletes who race with Challenge around the world each year for their support.”The Challenge Family currently features 13 races across three continents, including the world’s largest iron distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. Other races are Challenge Wanaka (New Zealand), Challenge Fuerteventura and Challenge Barcelona (Spain), Challenge Kraichgau (Germany), Challenge Cairns (Australia), Challenge Copenhagen and Challenge Aarhus (Denmark), Challenge Vichy (France), Challenge Walchsee (Austria), Challenge Henley-on-Thames (UK) and Challenge Cape Town (South Africa).www.challenge-family.com www.triathlonnight.delast_img read more

first_imgPoor shooting leads to Gophers lossRedshirt freshman center Ashley Ellis-Milan was just 1-of-9 from the field. Paul CordesDecember 11, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint;AMES, Iowa – After upsetting No. 25 Nebraska last Tuesday, the Minnesota women’s basketball team headed to Iowa State with some momentum, but Iowa State slammed the door on that in a hurry.With the Gophers top two guards held in check, their centers in foul trouble and poor shooting by everyone, Minnesota went down 67-57 in front of 11,559 fans at the Hilton Coliseum on Saturday.Coach Pam Borton said she was hoping her team would play better than it did coming into Saturday’s game.“We didn’t play with a sense of urgency tonight like we did at Nebraska,” she said. “Our lack of offensive execution really hurt us. I thought we took some bad shots and had too many empty possessions especially when we were only down by six.”The Gophers shot just 30 percent from the floor in the first half and missed six of seven from three-point range.The Cyclones’ defense forced Minnesota to take a lot of rushed shots and the Gophers rarely had an open look.Minnesota (8-3 overall, 0-0 Big Ten) also had some troubles in the paint early. Redshirt freshman center Ashley Ellis-Milan, who came into the game averaging 10.1 points per game, picked up two fouls in the first two minutes, which kept her on the bench for a good part of the game. Even when she did get in, she was unable to catch fire and shot 1-of-9 from the field.“Its fun to be able to draw those fouls,” Iowa State redshirt freshman center Rachel Pierson said. “That’s something that won’t usually show up in the stats but after a game like this you see how important something like that is.”But luckily for Minnesota, the Cyclones had their own first half troubles.Iowa State (7-1, 0-0 Big 12) took 15 three-pointers in the first half and hit just three of them, but still managed to go to the locker room up 31-28. “We got discouraged early on,” Gophers freshman guard Brittany McCoy said. “We weren’t able to contain them and we didn’t answer with some big shots.”The problems continued into the second half for Minnesota.The Cyclones dominated the glass in the second half to become just the second team to out-rebound the Gophers this season, with the 49-44 edge.After a 9-0 Iowa State run, Minnesota found itself down by 15 with 5:37 left. But the Gophers were able to battle back and pull within six points with 1:28 to play.But three missed shots and just one rebound later, Minnesota found itself on the losing end of things.“They beat us at our own game with rebounds.” Borton said. “When we closed to six, we couldn’t put the ball in the basket. They had four people under the basket and they did a great job just giving us one shot (per possession).”The Gophers won’t see an opponent for two weeks now as the team prepares for finals, but Minnesota certainly won’t be using the next 13 days as a break.Ellis-Milan said the days leading up until the Gophers’ game versus North Dakota are going to be crucial and will say a lot about the team.“These next 13 days of practice will be big for us,” she said. “We need to work really hard on every aspect of our game over the break, and I think we’ll be fine.”last_img read more

first_imgAn independent expert group called together in the wake of the Ebola crisis to plot out ways to better prepare the world for the next global disease threat unveiled its findings today, among them a $4.5 billion yearly investment for better detection and response tools.Annual investments of that amount would be a bargain, compared with the estimated $60 billion per year in economic losses in a pandemic, according to the group, which was supported by eight major philanthropic and academic groups. The experts released their findings today at a briefing in New York City and published them on the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Web site, along with a related overview in today’s New England Journal of Medicine.The report joins others that looked at problems that tripped up the global Ebola response and comes the day before Liberia is slated to be free of the virus again, which would signal that transmission has ended in all three of the West Africa outbreak countries.The groups that convened and supported the expert commission include the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ming Wai Lau, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, and Wellcome Trust.Called the Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework for the Future (GHRF), the 17-member group was chaired by Peter Sands, MPA, senior fellow with the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. NAM staff assisted the team with its work, which included four workshops and the input of more than 250 experts, covering four main areas: financing, governance, health systems, and research and development.Risks and expendituresBreaking down their $4.5 billion annual preparedness estimate, the experts said $3.4 billion would be earmarked for public health system upgrades for low- and middle-income countries. Another $1 billion would be set aside to speed the development of drugs, vaccines, and other medical products to counter emerging threats.Sands said in a press release that that world has neglected pandemic preparedness investments. “Pandemics don’t respect national boundaries, so we have a common interest in strengthening our defenses against infectious diseases in every part of the world.”Preventing and preparing for potentially catastrophic pandemics is far more effective—and ultimately, far less expensive—than reacting to them when they occur, which they will.”In their report, the group predicted that at least one pandemic will occur over the next 100 years, and they put a 20% chance on four or more such events occurring in that time span.Global capabilities can’t compensate for health infrastructure gaps in individual countries, the team noted, pointing out that Uganda has shown that health and disease-containment systems can be strengthened, even when resources are scarce.They suggested that the World Health Organization (WHO) lead an effort to define and set core public health benchmarks by the end of 2016, then establish an independent system to monitor and ensure that countries are making progress toward meeting their benchmarks. Experts said the system would be public, so that countries, the public, and the financial sector could gauge their infectious disease risks. Country participation in the assessment system would come with World Bank support for health system improvements.In addition, the group sees a bigger leadership role for the WHO to coordinate international response to global disease threats. It recommended that the WHO set up a Center for Health Emergency Preparedness and Response by the end of the year, with oversight from an independent technical board and funding from member states.Last year other groups recommended that the WHO set up a unified center to coordinate outbreak response. They included the WHO’s independent panel led by Dame Barbara Stocking and another effort headed by Peter Piot, MD, PhD, one of the scientists who helped discover the Ebola virus in 1976.The GHRF commission also sees a leadership role for the WHO in research and development and recommended that it set up an independent Pandemic Product Development Committee to prioritize and coordinate the efforts.Reactions to today’s reportVictor Dzau, MD, NAM president and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said in a statement that one of the report’s strengths is the global preparedness cost projections. “Importantly, it boldly assigns dollar figures and timelines to its recommendations. I believe this report is exactly what is needed to drive progress in this critical issue of global health and security.”In a statement of support today posted on the GHRF Web site, Dame Sallie Davies, MD, chief medical officer of the UK Department of Health, said she welcomed the report, especially its emphasis on strengthening local health systems. “I hope that the WHO will build on this report, alongside the other recent reviews, to continue their important reform work that that is already underway,” she said.Larry Summers, an economist who was US treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, introduced the report today at the New York City briefing and lauded its focus in a blog post today. He put the threat of pandemics over the next century on par with that from global climate change.Summers said he and his colleagues have calculated what the cost would be for a repeat of the 1918 pandemic, which they will publish soon. They project that global cost for such an event would approach $1 trillion a year.”This underscores the urgency of doing all that can be done to counter pandemic risks,” Summers wrote.See also:Jan 13 GHRF reportGHRF report portalJan 13 NAS press releaseJan 13 N Engl J Med reportJul 7 CIDRAP News story “WHO independent panel calls out Ebola response flaws”Nov 19 CIDRAP News story “Panel suggests separate WHO subgroup for outbreaks”Jan 13 Larry Summers blog postlast_img read more

first_imgOriginal PostA family pet went missing during the double fatality accident between an RV and a pickup which closed the Kenai Spur Highway yesterday. Wiesneth said if someone finds Tucker, local vets and shelters have been notified and will contact her and her husband. On top of that, their family cat Tucker was travelling with them and has not been seen since the accident. *Photo of Tucker courtesy of Robin Wiesneth* Wiesneth: “He’s about five years old and he’s black with some white markings, he’s a tuxedo. His white markings are around his nose and his mouth and then his chin and a little bit into his chest, kind of tapers into his chest. And then his front paws are white and he’s got some white on his rear paws too.” She added she appreciates the amount of people who have come forward to help find Tucker. Wiesneth: “Our two choices are he’s somewhere in the coach and we can’t find him or he went through the windshield at the time of impact and somehow made it to the other side of the road in which case he could be okay or he could be injured.”center_img Robin Wiesneth was the passenger in the motorhome from Florida and said she and her husband are emotionally distraught over the accident. Wiesneth: “In whatever shape he’s in, we still need him.” Tucker is not wearing a collar but is microchipped. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享August 10 Update: *Robin and Charles are offering a $500 reward for anyone who assists in locating their beloved cat Tucker who went missing after being involved in a vehicle accident. Currently they are searching a two mile radius around the accident site at mile marker 2-3 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Tucker is microchipped so if found, any local shelter or vet can verify his identity and get in contact with the Wiesneths. Full details below.* Wiesneth said Tucker was riding on her lap when the accident occurred. Firefighters searched the coach but were unable to locate him.last_img read more

first_imgRugby League BY KEVIN TEME Proper incentives for athletes in any sports can lift their performance, says Minister for Commerce and Industry Wera Mori (pictured). Whether it is an individual or team sport, incentives have become one of the major catalysts of lifting players’ performances in the modern era. While proper discipline, training and preparations are just as vital for athletes or teams, incentives play a major role,” he said. Mori said this during the Digicel Cup preliminary finals between Lae Snax Tigers and Bintangor Goroka Lahanis at the Oil Search National Football Stadium on Sunday. Mori, who is also the Chuave MP and a strong rugby league supporter, said proper incentives also played a big part in the Lahanis’ victory. “For Lahanis, we are complete footballers and we play our game to the last minute. As you can see the way the boys came back, it is the stamina and it’s an indication of the amount of effort and quality of time that the coaching staff put into to mould the Lahanis,” he said. Mendi Muruks is another franchise club facing similar setbacks with players not being paid their fortnight salaries and match payments, among others. Former Muruks coach Jack Kereme said: “Most of these players have families to look after and if you put in proper incentives for them, they will perform to the best of their ability as they are playing for something. “At the end of the day, you got to look after your players and they will perform.” Mori said he had to provide incentives for the Lahanis and it showed in their strong performance on the day. “These were new players and we had to provide incentives in this game now. What will happen is that for every tackle I am putting K50 and the Lahanis boys have to win to take that so its a win to win it or lose to lose it,” Mori said. Mori said it was quite a task but it worked out for the team. Asked if he would consider taking more supporters to Lae for the game against the Gurias, Mori said: “I think we should win the game against Gurias and besides, I am sure Lae can be reached as it’s along the Highlands Highway. You could see the entire Eastern Highlands Province there.”last_img read more

first_imgPerisic spent much of last summer as the subject of a transfer drama between his club and Manchester United.Jose Mourinho had identified the player but efforts from Old Trafford to get a deal done ended up fruitless.Despite at one stage seeming like he’d be disgruntled, Perisic got on with his life in Milan and had another good season in Serie A, helping Inter qualify for next season’s Champions League.Embed from Getty ImagesFC Inter News say Tottenham have contacted the player’s agent Fali Ramadani to let him know of their interest. However, Spurs have been informed that Inter Milan once again have no intention to sell the player, and therefore would only consider a transfer if a very high offer arrived.Given Perisic is 29 years of age, Tottenham would likely think twice about spending a €40m+ fee on the player. But given what happened with Manchester United last year, they’d surely have known a move would be difficult anyway.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undo FC Inter News have a big claim on Tuesday afternoon, with the club specific website reporting Tottenham have initiated contact over signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.last_img read more

first_img 1,292 13,075 Posted August 21, 2013 1,005 Sports Logo News Astroturf in baseball LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU Followers 1 12,401 posts Sport Posted August 22, 2013 ltjets21 1,292 Sport Location:in phone Members Link to post Share on other sites the user formerly known as NJTank 0 Bring Back the Trident Members By ltjets21, August 21, 2013 in Sports Logo News Link to post 320 posts Share this post 191 1,005 Share on other sites 48 48 5,835 posts 0 Posted August 21, 2013 1 1,204 191 8,818 posts 191 13,075 Share on other sites Location:Cincinnati 191 Banned 13,075 0 13,075 Share this post 0 191 Members I have heard that pitchers always wore metal spikes on astroturf because it gave them better traction on the mound, but since the other players rarely touched dirt, they mostly wore turf shoes.You know, I’ve thought about this before. Metal cleats don’t dig into the dirt unless it’s really wet. So when a guy’s batting, he essentially is just stepping on those 8 or so cleats, and the bottom of the shoes are never touching the ground. Well, wouldn’t those few tiny metal edges make runners more likely to slip and fall? I can understand what they do on grass, but I can’t see how they would give better traction on the infield.Metal spikes dig into the dirt regardless of whether it’s wet or dry so the bottom of your shoes actually do touch the ground. They’re far better for traction than rubber cleats on the dirt and I immediately could tell a difference when I got to the age when metal spike were allowed. Unless I’m not understanding what you’re saying. No, I think you understood what I was saying. I just didn’t think the thin, rectangular-shaped metal cleats would actual sink into hard dirt. I had only used molded cleats when I played in little league, and even then, I seem to remember the cleats “standing on top” of the dirt.Well yeah, molded cleats aren’t gonna dig into the dirt but metal would. Besides in MLB they water the field a few times a game in between innings. It’s not as solid as one may think. Share on other sites Link to post 0 Share on other sites 191 Some of you are confusing the next-gen Field Turf or NexTurf with old Astroturf. You can wear regular molded cleats on Field Turf (maybe even metal – not sure) but you wouldn’t do that on Astroturf.Back in the day, they wore shoes with a million little “nipples” on the sole. Later, the grips got a little more stylized.Not metal you would shred it to pieces Metal spikes are frequently worn on the new style of artificial turf. It doesn’t tear it up at all. My bad I thought you ment old school Members Share on other sites 12,401 posts Share this post Share on other sites Posted August 22, 2013 Forums Home phutmasterflex 0 “Hail To The Victors” Share on other sites 0 Sport 191 Members LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU jojotarantino I have heard that pitchers always wore metal spikes on astroturf because it gave them better traction on the mound, but since the other players rarely touched dirt, they mostly wore turf shoes.You know, I’ve thought about this before. Metal cleats don’t dig into the dirt unless it’s really wet. So when a guy’s batting, he essentially is just stepping on those 8 or so cleats, and the bottom of the shoes are never touching the ground. Well, wouldn’t those few tiny metal edges make runners more likely to slip and fall? I can understand what they do on grass, but I can’t see how they would give better traction on the infield. 26,438 posts 191 LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU Share this post 786 Link to post 1,005 1,204 Members 414 Share this post #Grateful 0 Members Some of you are confusing the next-gen Field Turf or NexTurf with old Astroturf. You can wear regular molded cleats on Field Turf (maybe even metal – not sure) but you wouldn’t do that on Astroturf.Back in the day, they wore shoes with a million little “nipples” on the sole. Later, the grips got a little more stylized. phutmasterflex Location:West Coast 1,005 Link to post Members Posted August 22, 2013 Share on other sites Share this post 414 This topic is now closed to further replies. 191 Location:New Jersey 13,075 Location:Cincinnati Posted April 2, 2014 1,292 All Activity Favourite Logos:Colorado Avalanche Denver Broncos Michigan WolverinesColorado Rockies Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   BigBubba Share on other sites Posted August 22, 2013 Share this post Share this post Location:Missouri 17,998 ^ really helpful picture there. Glad this question got answered so succinctly.The players generally wore small molded cleats like you’d see on little leaguers, but some guys just wore their regular baseball spikes 1,875 postscenter_img Posted August 22, 2013 0 Sports Logo News 1,574 posts All Activity 1,621 posts BBTV A pic of José Bautista from 2010 or 2011…He’s wearing cleats, though they’re the rubber “stub” type, not metal cleats (or is he?). Now one from this year…He’s wearing Reebok ZigTech shoes with added metal spikes. And one from Spring Training this year…Same shoes, even though he’s playing on grass. So he doesn’t have a different pair of shoes for home and road games. Link to post “Hail To The Victors” Share on other sites 1,292 Posted August 22, 2013 LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU 1,204 jojotarantino 1,621 posts Share this post 13,075 LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU Share this post Share on other sites TheOldRoman 0 #Grateful When baseball was played on astroturf what kind of footwear was worn by players? It would be hard to run on the base lines with cleats but turf shoes wouldn’t give you enough footing in the batters box. 1,292 Share this post Link to post Sports Logos 15,496 posts 0 Some of you are confusing the next-gen Field Turf or NexTurf with old Astroturf. You can wear regular molded cleats on Field Turf (maybe even metal – not sure) but you wouldn’t do that on Astroturf.Back in the day, they wore shoes with a million little “nipples” on the sole. Later, the grips got a little more stylized.Not metal you would shred it to piecesMetal spikes are frequently worn on the new style of artificial turf. It doesn’t tear it up at all. Astroturf in baseball Posted August 22, 2013 18 Followers 1 McCall Favourite Logos:Colorado Avalanche Denver Broncos Michigan WolverinesColorado Rockies TheOldRoman Formerly & Currently McCall Location:Peoria, AZ McCall Sign in to follow this   what the hell is ccslc? Share this post Members Recommended Posts Posted August 22, 2013 Some of you are confusing the next-gen Field Turf or NexTurf with old Astroturf. You can wear regular molded cleats on Field Turf (maybe even metal – not sure) but you wouldn’t do that on Astroturf.Back in the day, they wore shoes with a million little “nipples” on the sole. Later, the grips got a little more stylized.The new generation of American made AstroTurf! A new field sponsored by the Nationals in SE DC. Since this is a youth field, there will probably not be any metal spikes worn on it. TheOldRoman Link to post 17,998 Posted August 22, 2013 Posted August 22, 2013 Link to post Members Go To Topic Listing Members 5,835 posts 1,621 posts Link to post Share on other sites 26,438 posts 1,292 Posted August 22, 2013 Members LETSGOBLUEBEATMSU 1,005 Link to post I have heard that pitchers always wore metal spikes on astroturf because it gave them better traction on the mound, but since the other players rarely touched dirt, they mostly wore turf shoes.You know, I’ve thought about this before. Metal cleats don’t dig into the dirt unless it’s really wet. So when a guy’s batting, he essentially is just stepping on those 8 or so cleats, and the bottom of the shoes are never touching the ground. Well, wouldn’t those few tiny metal edges make runners more likely to slip and fall? I can understand what they do on grass, but I can’t see how they would give better traction on the infield.Metal spikes dig into the dirt regardless of whether it’s wet or dry so the bottom of your shoes actually do touch the ground. They’re far better for traction than rubber cleats on the dirt and I immediately could tell a difference when I got to the age when metal spike were allowed. Unless I’m not understanding what you’re saying. Posted August 22, 2013 Yeah, just simply use Google image Ken Griffey Jr. He wore a variety of different shoes during his early Mariners days. Favourite Logos:Mariners Star Trident. Utah Jazz music note. Milwaukee Brewers ‘MB’ mitt. White Sox batterman. Location:Hill Valley, CA 18 Link to post Astroturf in baseball 786 Share on other sites 1,005 1 TheOldRoman 786 “Hail To The Victors” I have heard that pitchers always wore metal spikes on astroturf because it gave them better traction on the mound, but since the other players rarely touched dirt, they mostly wore turf shoes.You know, I’ve thought about this before. Metal cleats don’t dig into the dirt unless it’s really wet. So when a guy’s batting, he essentially is just stepping on those 8 or so cleats, and the bottom of the shoes are never touching the ground. Well, wouldn’t those few tiny metal edges make runners more likely to slip and fall? I can understand what they do on grass, but I can’t see how they would give better traction on the infield.Metal spikes dig into the dirt regardless of whether it’s wet or dry so the bottom of your shoes actually do touch the ground. They’re far better for traction than rubber cleats on the dirt and I immediately could tell a difference when I got to the age when metal spike were allowed. Unless I’m not understanding what you’re saying. No, I think you understood what I was saying. I just didn’t think the thin, rectangular-shaped metal cleats would actual sink into hard dirt. I had only used molded cleats when I played in little league, and even then, I seem to remember the cleats “standing on top” of the dirt. Sport 46,551 posts 17,998 Members 414 Link to post SportsLogos.Net Favourite Logos:Colorado Avalanche Denver Broncos Michigan WolverinesColorado Rockies Share this post Forums Home Location:West Coast SportsLogos.Net 48 0 PhantomDreamer phutmasterflex Share this post ltjets21 PhantomDreamer Share this post Members BBTV Sports Logos Initialisms Suck Some of you are confusing the next-gen Field Turf or NexTurf with old Astroturf. You can wear regular molded cleats on Field Turf (maybe even metal – not sure) but you wouldn’t do that on Astroturf.Back in the day, they wore shoes with a million little “nipples” on the sole. Later, the grips got a little more stylized.Not metal you would shred it to pieces phutmasterflex 0 18 BigBubba Link to post Link to post what the hell is ccslc?last_img read more

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Pippa Middleton tied the knot Saturday with her nephew, Prince George, and niece, Princess Charlotte, by her side.George, who turns 4 in July, served as a pageboy at Middleton’s wedding to financier James Matthews, while Charlotte, 2, served as a bridesmaid.The children’s mother, Princess Kate, was seen guiding the bridal party out of a car and into St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. Kate was also seen at points reminding the young children to be quiet.George and Charlotte joined the other page boys and bridesmaids in wearing custom-made outfits designed by Pepa & Co. Charlotte and her three fellow bridesmaids wore dresses accented by a sash and flower crowns atop their heads.George and his three fellow page boys wore gold, knee-length trousers and collared shirts.George and Charlotte’s nanny, Maria Turrion Borrallo, was also photographed at the church with the children.Middleton, 33, and Matthews, 41, tied the knot at St. Mark’s, located just six miles from Bucklebury, where Middleton was raised. Middleton donned a white gown designed by Giles Deacon and a bespoke veil designed by milliner Stephen Jones that featured tulle and embroidered pearls.While the American wedding tradition is to include bridesmaids closer in age to the bride, the British tradition varies.Queen Elizabeth selected women close to her own age as bridesmaids in her 1947 wedding. Princess Diana used school-age girls as bridesmaids, rather than flower girls, at her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles and did not have a maid of honor.Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret, also selected young attendants as bridesmaids at her 1960 wedding as did the queen’s daughter-in-law, Sophie Wessex, in 1999. Conversely, Autumn Phillips, the bride of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, Peter Philips, featured bridesmaids close to her age at her 2008 wedding. Kate’s 2011 wedding to William included young bridesmaids led by Middleton as maid of honor.Middleton led the bridal party down the aisle at Westminster Abbey holding the hands of the two youngest bridesmaids, Lady Grace van Cutsem and Lady Eliza Lopes, both then 3.Kate’s four young bridesmaids each wore ballerina-length dresses using the same fabric as Kate’s wedding gown, adorned with a pale gold sash made of wild silk.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more