Two Broward Poll Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgTwo Broward County poll workers, including one who checked and handled voters’ driver licenses on primary day, have tested positive for coronavirus, according to health officials.The poll workers were on duty for all nine days of early voting at a site in Weston, as well as at two precincts in Hollywood on primary day, which was on March 17.One of them was a poll worker at the David Park Community Center in Hollywood. As one of the eight workers at that location, he handled peoples’ driver licenses and scanned them as part of the voter check in and identification process.A total of 61 people voted at that location.The same worker was a poll deputy at the early voting site at the Weston Branch library, where people voted from March 7-15. His job there was to direct voters outside the polling place.Another individual was on duty at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Hollywood. That person served as the precinct clerk, a position which typically does not involve contact with voters.Peter Antonacci, the county’s Supervisor of Elections, says the early voting site and the two neighborhood voting locations had hand sanitizer available, with signs encouraging people to use it.last_img read more

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Thursday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 5.Crimes against a personAt 8:33 p.m. on June 1, DPS officers responded to a report of a combative patient at the Keck Hospital and upon their arrival two nurses said he struck them and another patient several times without provocation.  The officers stood by while the nurses administered medication to the patient, then they cleared the scene without further incident.at 7:45 p.m. on May 31, a student was arrested and booked by LAPD officers after punching an undercover officer in the face during an encounter at Subway.at 3:37 p.m. on May 31, a suspect pulled off a screen and climbed through an unsecured window to gain entry at 2340 Portland St.  The suspect removed five containers of collectible coins and fled on foot when a resident returned home and confronted him. DPS officers responded and conducted a search, but were unable to locate the suspect.At 2:56 p.m. on May 31, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect with a possible gun threatening a non-USC female at the Earyl Childhood Training Center and detained him for investigation.  No gun was found and a witness said she believed the suspect was simulating a weapon.  During questioning, the suspect made statements about wanting to harm himself and others, so the officers transported him to the Southwest station to be evaluated by a mental assessment team.  LAPD officers then transported the suspect to LAC+USC Hospital for psychiatric care.Crimes against propertyAt 1:20 p.m. on June 4, a suspect smashed the rear passenger side window of a car at 929 21st St. to gain entry and removed a GPS unit, a cell phone device, a passport and two vehicle keys.At 12:49 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of three juveniles carrying two locked bicycles near the Carol Little Building and detained them for investigation.  The officers were unable to locate the owners of the bikes to determine if a crime had been committed, so the juveniles were released to their guardians and the bikes were impounded at the DPS office.At 7:41 p.m. on June 1, a suspect pulled off a screen and opened an unsecured window to gain entry at 2108 Portland St.  The suspect removed a microwave oven and a toaster.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 3:40 a.m. on June 4, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect prowling near the University Park Health Center and detained him for investigation. The officers found no evidence of a crime having been committed, but they determined that the suspect had no legitimate business on campus.  The suspect was then advised against trespassing on university property and released.At 12:49 a.m. on June 4, DPS officers cited a non-USC male for jaywalking at Jefferson at Figueroa.At 11:06 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of two suspects loitering at 23rd Street and Portland Street. When they detained them for investigation, they found one of the subjects to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself.  The suspect was arrested and  transported to Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.  The second suspect was questioned and released.At 8:24 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a suspect panhandling outside Spudnuts and detained him for investigation. The officers found the suspect to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was arrested and transported to the Metropolitan Detention Center for booking.At 7:32 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of a lost and disoriented non-USC female at the Hoover Child Development Center. When they contacted her she said that she lives in a safe house in the area.  The officers were able help her locate the house and they dropped her off after a caretaker confirmed that she lived there.At 4:41 p.m. on June 3, DPS officers responded to a report of a non-USC female refusing to leave the Radisson Hotel after failing to pay her hotel bill.  The officers advised  her that she must leave the premises and she complied without further incident.At 6:19 p.m. on June 2, DPS officers on routine patrol observed a non-USC male who appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance staggering along the sidewalk near Starbucks and detained him for investigation. The officers found him in possession of drug paraphernalia that contained heroine residue. He was arrested and transported to the Southwest station for booking.At 11:08 a.m. on June 2, DPS officers responded to a student who reported that a child was alone outside 1205 30th St. after being dropped off to visit a relative who was not home. LAPD officers responded to take custody of the child and she was subsequently released to family members.At 12:48 a.m. on June 2, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated non-USC male who passed out in front of the Delta Chi fraternity house.  The male was unresponsive when contacted by the officers, so an LAFD RA unit was requested.  RA Unit #15 responded and examined the male. He was transported to California Hospital for medical treatment.At 8:09 p.m. on June 1, DPS officers responded to a fire alarm that was accidentally activated by a child who was playing with a pull station in Bovard Auditorium.  No smoke or fire was found. FMS personnel responded to reset the alarm and cleared the building for reentry.At 1:12 p.m. on June 1, DPS officers detained a non-USC male who was observed drinking an alcoholic beverage at a bus stop near Adams Boulevard and Normandie Street. He was subsequently arrested, cited and released by LAPD officers who responded to the scene.At 12:59 p.m. on June 1, a staff member reported that he discovered an IV needle in a restroom stall inside the Keck Hospital.last_img read more

Tyus Battle continues maturation process as freshman season nears conclusion

first_img Published on March 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm Contact Connor: cgrossma@syr.edu | @connorgrossman As a byproduct of that, there’s a lot that goes into a 20-point performance from Battle too. Where Andrew White might get to that number by exclusively hoisting 3s, Battle’s ability to score almost anywhere on the court is what makes him so good.Only one of his seven 3-point attempts fell through on Wednesday, but he compensated by crashing the paint as aggressively as he has all season. Battle converted three and-1 layups against the Spartans, and the visitors weren’t committing soft touch fouls on the freshman.Battle attacked three UNCG defenders under the basket to draw his first and-1, coaxed 6-foot-8 R.J. White into hacking him from behind as he laid in a second and-1, and the third came on that highlight-reel jump move.“Those are moves I thought he would always do,” freshman Taurean Thompson said, “but his confidence is getting up. He’s always been the person that could score a couple and get going.“It was real good seeing that move from him.”Battle readily acknowledged there are some moves, for whatever reason, he won’t unveil at the beginning of a game. He has to build up to them, get in a groove and just react. It’s a process Battle’s expedited as he’s accrued more experience, but there’s still a way for him to go.Thompson thinks his fellow freshman still relies too heavily on his jump shot. Battle knows he’d be better served to drive the paint even more than he’s started to. Syracuse coaches just want him to have the confidence to shoot more.All together, there’s plenty for Battle to work on. As he reacts accordingly, his ceiling is only getting higher.“He’s getting better this year,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He’ll get better. They all do.” Comments With two defenders closing in on his path to the basket, Tyus Battle didn’t have to think about his next move. He just reacted, improvising a jump move between Jordy Kuiper and Kyrin Galloway to plant himself under the basket for an and-1 layup.Even the freshman was impressed with his own ad-libbing. He slapped the ball with one hand after the whistle and dropped a sly grin toward the Syracuse bench. Battle can’t draw an explanation for everything he does on the court, and that’s OK.The Orange doesn’t mind in the slightest.“That’s how you’re supposed to play basketball,” Battle said. “You’re supposed to react to what the defense is giving you and just try to make the right play.”For the dynamic 6-foot-6 guard, that could mean going up for a quick 3 on the first possession of the game. It could mean zipping a half-court pass for a transition layup, or leaping between two defenders blocking his way to the paint. Battle’s shown he can do all of the above, and he did it all in top-seeded SU’s (19-14, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) 13-point win over eight-seeded UNCG (25-10, 14-4 Southern) on Wednesday night. As Syracuse extended its season at least another game — coming at home against Ole Miss at 11 a.m. on Saturday — there’s no reason to think Battle’s maturation won’t continue.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe tallied 20 against the Spartans, scoring at least that many points in three of the last four games. But more important, as the Orange prepares to lose up to three of its best players for a second year in a row, Battle’s fortified himself as SU’s best hope for next season.The ball will be in his hands more than ever, an exciting possibility for a player as multi-faceted as Battle is.“I don’t think he has one in particular,” Tyler Lydon said of Battle’s best attribute. “I think he has a few. His athleticism, his skill set, his ability to score, his mindset and everything.“There’s a lot that goes into him.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Baseball takes series from ASU with 31-run game

first_imgThe baseball team may not have qualified for the College World Series, but the Trojans ended their season in style with a commanding 31-9 win over Arizona State on the road on Sunday.The win gave the Men of Troy a series win over the Sun Devils to wrap up their 2016 campaign, finishing at .500 (28-28) overall and 15-15 in conference play.Against ASU starter Eli Lingos on Sunday, USC sprayed hits left, right and center — 30 in total, tied for second most in a game in program history. The 31 runs was also the second-highest single game run total in program history, with the record set in a 1959 game against Occidental when the Trojans scored 35 runs.The Trojans put runs on the board in all but two innings, with 13 of 14 batters reaching base at least once. They scored a season-high nine runs in the fourth inning and also put up four or more runs in the first, second and eighth innings.Redshirt sophomore Frankie Rios recorded six RBIs and sophomore Angelo Armenta knocked in five runs, each setting career highs. Rios and senior Timmy Robinson each tallied four hits in the rout.The win gave the Trojans their first series win at Arizona State since 2004. It followed a 6-2 win on Saturday behind sophomore pitcher Mitch Hart, who allowed two runs on three hits in six innings. Freshman Lars Nootbaar hit his first home run of the year that plated the eventual winning run with a 2-run blast in the fifth inning to put the Trojans ahead 3-2. Three runs in the eighth inning — two of which scored on a triple by junior catcher Jeremy Martinez — gave the Trojans even more separation.USC dropped the first game of the series on Friday. The Men of Troy had an opportunity to grab the win, but, down by a run, could not score in the ninth despite loading the bases with one out, and the 3-2 deficit held as the final tally.The Trojans wrap up a season in which they failed to live up to heightened expectations after a deep run in the NCAA Tournament last year, their first appearance in the postseason since 2005.Senior outfielder David Oppenheim was a bright spot for the Trojans this year, leading not only the team, but also the Pac-12 in batting average. Oppenheim hit .387 with 25 RBIs. Oppenheim complemented that with four home runs, one triple and nine doubles.Oppenheim also led the conference in on-base percentage, getting on-base exactly half of the time.Just behind Oppenheim with the third-best batting average in the conference was Martinez who hit .376. Martinez also batted in 42 RBIs. He had six home runs, two triples and 18 doubles. Martinez was also third in the conference in slugging percentage posting a .563.USC also had a strong team showing of conference leaders in RBIs with three players in the top 10. Robinson is fourth in the conference with 46. He is followed by senior infielder AJ Ramirez who has 44 and Martinez is just behind tied for the eighth spot in the Pac-12.last_img read more

Four proposals to change Senior Hurling Championship structure

first_imgTipperary GAA delegates travel to Croke Park tomorrow for Special Congress, where proposed changes to the Senior Hurling Championship structure will be debated.The Ard Comhairle’s motion would see a round robin system in both Munster and Leinster – with the top two teams contesting the Provincial Finals.The winners go into the All Ireland semi final, with the runners up and third place teams qualifying for the Quarter Finals. Photo © Tipp FM Cork are proposing to retain the provincial championships in their current format, but following the Round 1 qualifier, the last 8 teams in the All Ireland series participate in a round robin – similar to the football championship.Dublin’s proposal is similar to the status quo – they wish to amend the current All Ireland qualifier series to allow the four winners from the Round Robin to progress to the All Ireland Quarter Finals where they’ll meet the four provincial finalists.County Board Secretary Tim Floyd explains Tipperary’s proposal…last_img read more

Senegal, Japan Play Out Draw Thriller as England Wallops Panama

first_imgSenegal thought they had claimed all three points as Moussa Wague drilled the ball into the top of the net in the 71st minute to make it 2-1, after Sadio Mane’s fortuitous first-half opener was cancelled out by Takashi Inui’s curling shot. But Honda ensured things ended level and deservedly so.The result leaves both teams, who beat Colombia and Poland respectively in their opening matches, on four points from two games and within reach of a spot in the last 16.“They were avoidable goals, that’s clear,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said in a blunt assessment of his defence. “The best team was Japan, we have to admit that.”“We didn’t play a great game but we didn’t lose… I believe… I have confidence. Our team has the quality to face Colombia,” he added, looking forward to Thursday’s meeting with the South Americans in Samara. Japan play Poland in Volgograd.Senegal’s back line might have faltered towards the end but they began strongly and their robust defending neutralised any early threat that the Japanese front line posed, allowing their own attackers to push up in numbers.The Africans went ahead in the 11th minute, although there was an element of luck to their opener.A poor headed clearance landed right at Youssouf Sabaly’s feet and although goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima managed to parry the defender’s stinging shot from the left, the ball rebounded into the net off Mane’s knee.Japan regained composure and responded with a well-taken goal with their only shot on target in the opening period to level the score at 1-1.But the Asians were not done and hit back again through midfielder Honda, who collected Inui’s pass and prodded into an empty net after goalkeeper N’Diaye stepped off his line and failed to punch the ball away.“It was a tough match and we knew it was going to be tough,” Japan coach Akira Nishino said. “I evaluate it as a very good point. Senegal is a tough team and this result I hope will lead to success in the next match.”In the England’s match, it was the Three Lions’ biggest-ever World Cup win, featuring two penalties by Kane then a fortuitous deflection off his heel, also guaranteed Belgium’s berth in the next round.“Not many players score a hat-trick at a World Cup, so I’m proud of it. We had fun out there too,” said Kane calling his third “one of the luckiest goals of my life.”Ahead of their meeting on Thursday to decide who tops Group G, England and Belgium are level on points, goal difference and goals scored.Sunday’s game at a pulsating Nizhny Novgorod stadium left the shell-shocked Central Americans out of their debut tournament with nine goals conceded. It also eliminated Tunisia.Playing from the off with an ease and trickery that contrasted with the stressed-looking England flops of recent international tournaments, Gareth Southgate’s team romped into a remarkable 5-0 lead at halftime.Defender John Stones headed England in front in the eighth minute from a corner, losing his marker to angle home, before captain Kane made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute with a penalty after Jesse Lingard was pushed in the box by Fidel Escobar.Lingard made it 3-0 in the 36th minute with a beautiful strike from just outside the area before Stones nodded in his second and England’s fourth from a cleverly worked free kick routine. Kane scored another penalty just before halftime.The in-form Tottenham striker bagged his third after a 61st minute shot by Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit his foot and bounced over despairing Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter yesterday.But earlier in the day, England’s young and free-flowing team banished the ghost of past national failures with a record 6-1 thrashing of feeble Panama that included a hat-trick by Harry Kane and eased them into the last 16.However for Senegal, it was a no retreat no surrender in a match that saw veteran Honda, 32, who became the first Japanese player to score in three different World Cups, replaced Shinji Kagawa in the second half with his team down 2-1 and fired the equaliser in 12 minutes from time after a bad error by Senegal goalkeeper Khadim N’Diaye.last_img read more

CRD7 World Cup documentary premieres worldwide on Joy News TV

first_imgThe documentary, which captures the Russia 2018 experience, features a 10-second audio of Cristiano Ronaldo speaking to CRD7 founder, Angela Akua Asante.The international football journalist, who was the only accredited Ghanaian reporter to be approved for and attend each of the seven rounds at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, sent the C. Ronaldo Daily brand and her country’s colours to Russia in top fashion.A 28:12 minutes film directed by 4K7 Mixed Media in partnership with Nsroma TV, produced by TS Studios GH, and entitled “CRD7 World Cup documentary” has been released. It was set to hit your screens worldwide on Sunday, August 5, 2018, on Joy News TV but for a massive program scheduling glitch from the station that evening. The airing has since been rescheduled for Monday, August 6 at 14:30 GMT (bonus broadcast) and Sunday, August 12, at 19:30 GMT. Viewers located anywhere across the globe can as well tune in and watch the premiere.WHAT SHOULD VIEWERS LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY?“It’s basically an interview of me answering the most popular and pertinent questions that I’ve been asked since the moment I arrived in Russia on June 12,” Angela Akua Asante, also known as “Triple A”, explained.“So there are a lot of answers in there and exclusive footage that is all mine. Viewers will be able to see Russia through my eyes. The mission was to send both my brand CRD7 and my country Ghana to Russia and then to bring back Russia to Ghana and the world. “I believe my team and I have succeeded in doing that but I will let viewers see the documentary for themselves as it debunks the negative stereotypes painting Russian people as rude, racist, and not extroverted.  “I had a blast at the FIFA World Cup and it went beyond enjoying the football. I made friends whose warmth can literally be felt. Everything I experienced has a special place in my heart and I am happy to share all of it with everyone through this documentary.“I’m also grateful to all those who helped me to make it happen. When I say this, I think of my mentor Keir Radnedge of AIPS who supported me in the process of applying for my FIFA Media accreditation. I also think of Gary Al-Smith of Joy News TV, and Tom Kundert of PortuGOAL.net whose expertise helped me craft my trip around the objective of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo perform at the World Cup. Travel agency Flysoulmates also did a fantastic job with logistics research.“And there are many more people I’m thankful to – especially my admirers on social media who empowered me with their contagious enthusiasm and with the respect they have towards all the hard work my crew and I have put in this summer to create such a unique content,” Angela concluded on this matter.WHAT IS THE DATE OF THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY’S PREMIERE?Three weeks have gone by since the very end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the time has come for the much-hyped CRD7 World Cup documentary to premiere on Ghanaian multimedia station, Joy News TV. As noted above, the documentary which has been distributed to numerous TV and digital media channels was set to air for the very first time in full on Sunday, August 5, 2018. It did, but not on Joy News TV due to a program scheduling error. *OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*: Due to program scheduling problems from @JOYNEWSONTV, the CRD7 World Cup documentary did not air on the Joy News TV channel this evening. The station has resolved to air it on Monday, Aug 6th at 14:30 GMT and NEXT SUNDAY, Aug 12th at 19:30 GMT.— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) August 5, 2018Online users can now enjoy the full documentary as it appears on our Youtube channel.AT WHAT TIME DOES THE BROADCAST OF THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY START ON JOY NEWS TV? Tune into Joy News TV – either via mobile, tablet, or through your television set – on Sunday, August 12 at exactly 19:30 Universal Time. Around the globe, that is at:– 12:30 ET in Los Angeles– 15:30 ET in New York and Toronto– 19:30 GMT in Ghana– 20:30 BST in England, Nigeria, and Portugal – 21:30 CET in France and South Africa– 22:30 MSK in Russia and Turkey– 1:00 IST in India– 5:30 AET in AustraliaON WHICH CHANNEL CAN I WATCH THE PREMIERE OF THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY? The station to be glued to on Sunday is Joy News TV. The popular Ghanaian channel, which is available on television in over 20 African countries, can also be streamed worldwide on Youtube.Just click here to bookmark and subscribe to the Joy News TV Youtube channel.Get a glimpse of the documentary via this 50-second teaser which has been rolling for the past few days on multiple TV stations in Ghana:Really looking forward to this documentary from Ghanaian reporter and @BreatheRonaldo founder @AngieAsante, who braved the odds to go cover the @FIFAWorldCup in Russia despite the team Ghana no-show. Beauty, colour, fun, passion and all round excitement 👌🏾 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/I8fJNrKkV4— Fiifi Anaman (@fiifianaman) August 3, 2018HOW DID THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY COME ABOUT?As a freelance journalist, Angela has worked with Radio France Internationale, BBC World Service’s Francophone branch (BBC Afrique) and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). She is also the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at U.S.-based online football portal, LiveSoccerTV.com.Her CRD7 World Cup documentary now comes as her first project of this kind. Its concept was birthed by her media manager and filmmaker, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, who revamped Angela’s idea of the “CRD7 World Cup series” which was produced for social media use during the tournament.Upon landing at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra two days after the FIFA World Cup final which she attended and covered live from the Luzhniki stadium, Angela was safe and sound. However, a twist in the story was bound to happen as her luggage containing the raw footage of all her Nikon shots in Russia was nowhere to be found.As if having to go through the Baggage Claim process was not frustrating enough, diet change and fatigue from spending 36 intense days in Sochi, Moscow, and Saransk soon caught up with the former socioeconomics student. She was bed-ridden for three days immediately after her return from the tournament. These two major incidents, therefore, delayed the production of the CRD7 World Cup documentary; for good reasons, however, as it enabled TS Studios GH to come on board as a replacement for the videography agency that had first been booked to work on the project.Delayed but not denied! Angela Akua Asante happily presenting her found luggage with Nana Yaw Asiedu of Nsroma TV who worked on the lighting during the making of the video“Teaming up with Peter and his brother Daniel Kweku Bentil of TS Studios GH on this one-of-its-kind documentary has been refreshing,” Angela noted.“Their patience to go through the numerous files to pick the best footage and their determination not to rush the job are things I respect about their work ethics.“We had a first version of the documentary which was 33 minutes long. We were then advised by Baaba Tandoh of Joy News TV to cut it to 28 minutes for it to fit into a 30-minute programming slot. Muftawu Nabila of Kwese Sports also made suggestions concerning the allocation of illustrative content across the full video.From left to right: Filmmaker Samson Craig McArthur Sik, reporter Gary Al-Smith (Joy Multimedia), CRD7 founder Angela Akua Asante, presenters George Addo Jnr. and Baaba Tandoh (Joy Multimedia), and Nsroma TV founder Nana Yaw Asiedu.“At that point, despite time running out, we had to go back to the studio for edits,” Angela explained.“And trust me, what one might see as minor changes is a task that actually takes a hell of a time to accomplish. But we had fun, Peter and I, working on the corrections. After seating for six hours straight to finalize the new version of the CRD7 World Cup documentary, we can definitely say that we feel proud of our efforts and thankful for the feedback we received in the first place.”WHAT IF I MISS THE PREMIERE OF CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY?CRD7’s got you covered. As promised, we premiered the documentary on social media via a Facebook Live post which showcases the content on repeat for three hours straight. If you are not a Facebooker, then why not enjoy the 28-minute documentary on our Youtube channel. Watch it here:Relive the August 2 appearance of Angela Akua Asante and her manager, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, on Joy News TV’s “The AM show”:Twitter Ads info and privacy  Really looking forward to this documentary from Ghanaian reporter and @BreatheRonaldo founder @AngieAsante, who braved the odds to go cover the @FIFAWorldCup in Russia despite the team Ghana no-show. Beauty, colour, fun, passion and all round excitement 👌🏾 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/I8fJNrKkV4— Fiifi Anaman (@fiifianaman) August 3, 2018HOW DID THE CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY COME ABOUT?As a freelance journalist, Angela has worked with Radio France Internationale, BBC World Service’s Francophone branch (BBC Afrique) and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS). She is also the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at U.S.-based online football portal, LiveSoccerTV.com.Her CRD7 World Cup documentary now comes as her first project of this kind. Its concept was birthed by her media manager and filmmaker, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, who revamped Angela’s idea of the “CRD7 World Cup series” which was produced for social media use during the tournament.Upon landing at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra two days after the FIFA World Cup final which she attended and covered live from the Luzhniki stadium, Angela was safe and sound. However, a twist in the story was bound to happen as her luggage containing the raw footage of all her Nikon shots in Russia was nowhere to be found.As if having to go through the Baggage Claim process was not frustrating enough, diet change and fatigue from spending 36 intense days in Sochi, Moscow, and Saransk soon caught up with the former socioeconomics student. She was bed-ridden for three days immediately after her return from the tournament. These two major incidents, therefore, delayed the production of the CRD7 World Cup documentary; for good reasons, however, as it enabled TS Studios GH to come on board as a replacement for the videography agency that had first been booked to work on the project.Delayed but not denied! Angela Akua Asante happily presenting her found luggage with Nana Yaw Asiedu of Nsroma TV who worked on the lighting during the making of the video   Good news!!! We got the luggage!!!! Russian chocolates and souvenirs dey inside! 😍😁😁😁 #PositivePower #WinningIsaLifestyle #DelayedNotDeniedA post shared by Angela Akua Asante👁(AAA) (@angieasante) on Jul 21, 2018 at 5:53am PDT“Teaming up with Peter and his brother Daniel Kweku Bentil of TS Studios GH on this one-of-its-kind documentary has been refreshing,” Angela noted.“Their patience to go through the numerous files to pick the best footage and their determination not to rush the job are things I respect about their work ethics.“We had a first version of the documentary which was 33 minutes long. We were then advised by Baaba Tandoh of Joy News TV to cut it to 28 minutes for it to fit into a 30-minute programming slot. Muftawu Nabila of Kwese Sports also made suggestions concerning the allocation of illustrative content across the full video.From left to right: Filmmaker Samson Craig McArthur Sik, reporter Gary Al-Smith (Joy FM, Multimedia), CRD7 founder Angela Akua Asante, presenters George Addo Jnr. and Baaba Tandoh (Joy FM, Multimedia), and Nsroma TV founder Nana Yaw Asiedu.“At that point, despite time running out, we had to go back to the studio for edits,” Angela explained.“And trust me, what one might see as minor changes is a task that actually takes a hell of a time to accomplish. But we had fun, Peter and I, working on the corrections. After seating for six hours straight to finalize the new version of the CRD7 World Cup documentary, we can definitely say that we feel proud of our efforts and thankful for the feedback we received in the first place.”WHAT IF I MISS THE PREMIERE OF CRD7 WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY?CRD7’s got you covered. As promised, we premiered the documentary on social media via a Facebook Live post which showcases the content on repeat for three hours straight. If you are not a Facebooker, then why not enjoy the 28-minute documentary on our Youtube channel. Watch it here:Relive the August 2 appearance of Angela Akua Asante and her manager, Samson Craig McArthur Sik, on Joy News TV’s “The AM show”:last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Lakers, Bulls had ‘initial conversations’ about Lonzo Ball before deadline

first_imgThe Lakers seem to have considered dealing Lonzo Ball to the Bulls.Los Angeles and the Bulls had ‘initial conversations’ about the 21-year-old guard before the trade deadline, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times, which cites an unnamed league executive. Lonzo Ball reportedly planned to undergo unauthorized surgery in February Los Angeles was reportedly discussing acquiring star Anthony Davis after he asked the Pelicans to move him in late January. Ball was also reportedly included in the Lakers offers to New Orleans.Ball, however, reportedly did not want to be sent to the Pelicans and instead was hoping to be traded to the Bulls or Knicks while he was also linked with the Suns. But, no deal was ultimately reached, and Ball remained with the Lakers. Related News Lakers will talk to 76ers assistant Monty Williams about head coaching vacancy, report sayscenter_img Los Angeles guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said the rumors had an impact on the team.”At the trade deadline, everybody kind of lost themselves,” Caldwell-Pope said last week, via ESPN. “That’s all they were worried about. … And I feel like after that, everybody kind of relaxed, calmed down and just started playing basketball and not worrying about the outside talk.”Ball, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft, was limited to just 47 games in 2018-19 as he sprained his ankle in late January and never returned to the court. He finished the season averaging 9.9 points and 5.4 assists.“Obviously it’s been a long process,” Ball said recently about the injury. “It’s finally starting to show some great progress, coming along. Hopefully just a few more weeks and then I can go out there.”Lakers president Magic Johnson stunningly announced he was resigning from his position last week before the team’s final game of the season. Ball said he supported Johnson’s decision. “It shocked me, like it did the rest of the world,” Ball said. “It’s what’s best for him. I wish him the best. He drafted me, and this is better for his life. This is what he wants to do, and I’m behind him 100 percent.”The Bulls will be looking for a point guard again this offseason, according to the Sun-Times’ report.last_img read more

‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ is sports, and I won’t be convinced otherwise

first_imgWinning a game of “Warzone” might not be as enthralling as winning a game of pickup to you, but the rush is all the same. It does take a bit of hard work, which is weird to say for someone coming from my generation, probably one of the last “go-outside-and-play” ones in human history. But for future generations, this is all they might know. A gamer might not be able to throw 95 mph, but there’s no guarantee a star pitcher might be able to push mid-lane on “LoL.”This all said, hopefully pSports are back soon and we can get back to talking about which meathead beaned a batter for flipping his bat, or talking about the latest Zion dunk highlight.But until then, I’m going to keep slamming Ring Dings and coconut water while dropping hot on Boneyard. So some of us are going to find things to talk about and enjoy. Whether it’s politics, music, cooking, “Tiger King,” or trying to push the narrative that “Call of Duty: Warzone” is sports, like I’m about to do.MORE: Does Modern Warfare 2 remastered have multiplayer?When “Warzone” dropped a few weeks ago, I gave it a shot, and now I can’t get enough of it. The free-to-play Call of Duty game is the latest of what seems like an endless field of battle royale games, the latest big trend in multiplayer gaming. The concept is simple: You drop into a safe area (colloquially known as “the circle”) and battle other opponents as the circle shrinks in size every few minutes until there’s a winner, whether it’s solo or with a team.I’m an avid gamer, I always have been, my whole life. I buy and play (and trade in) more games than I’d care to admit, and more than my wife needs to know about. (Hi, sweetheart! No need to check the bank account). But through that all, I’ve always kind of rejected the concept of eSports as pSports (that’s physical sports).No matter how much I gamed, I always rejected eSports as an equal to pSports. It seems ridiculous as a concept, right? You mean to tell me that because I grew up playing “GoldenEye” on my N64, that I could have made hundreds of thousands of dollars playing eSports? Come on.But after long discussions with friends who are deeply embedded into the “League of Legends” cult, I’ve come to a conclusion: eSports are sports. Period. End-o-story.Most multiplayer games require ample coordination. They require communication. Teamwork. Strategy. Quick decision-making. In a battle royale game, it’s open competition, where you have to beat out up to 149 different players to get a win. And some of it is a bit of dumb luck. Needless to say, when a pumpkin-headed moron teammate decides to rush into an area on his own before alerting teammates and gets killed, it’s a bit of a frustration.Sounds a lot like sports, doesn’t it? Teammates or athletes who go into business for themselves will often cost the team something — whether it’s a scoring play, a match or a title. The parallels are endless.Playing fields always change, after all. The sports world is always evolving in some way, whether it’s through strategy, analytics, technology or equipment. Why can’t that be true on the whole?That might hurt for the Facebook user who’s about to leave a lovely comment: “I thought this was SPORTING News?!” Listen, the argument of “who’s an athlete and who isn’t” is a debate as old as time. Are golfers athletes? NASCAR drivers? Curlers? The answer is yes. Athletes come in all shapes and sizes; a dude who sucks down donuts can still be athletic, even if he doesn’t look it. The same can be said about sports.”Fortnite” (or “Fork-knife” for the meme aficionados) is one of the biggest gaming sensations to hit the planet since, well, probably “Call of Duty 4,” which released in 2007 and drastically changed online multiplayer gaming forever. While online gaming stretches back decades, the capabilities due to technology make the possibilities limitless. Now, pro sport teams sponsor eSports teams around the world, dumping millions of dollars into a drastically expanding field.MORE: Tyrann Mathieu rage quit vs. Tyreek Hill in MaddenSome games ratchet up the intensity, like “Rainbow Six: Siege” — a 5-on-5 tactical shooter that requires strategy, coordination, precision and communication, and as of February, the game has over 55 million registered players around the world. Pro league events happen throughout the year with some of the biggest eSports organizations and teams moderation. Prizes for first-places winners can eclipse the six-figure mark.Obviously, the physical aspect of eSports — or lack thereof — is what’s going to turn people off to the debate. Yeah, you’re not slapping on your favorite jockstrap and cup combo and grabbing the Gatorade squeeze bottle from the cabinet to play “Warzone” (though staying hydrated is important, folks). No, you probably won’t catch a top play on “SportsCenter.” There might be a little bit difference between watching a tight end get blasted over the middle vs. a sick 1v5 on “Siege.”Still, playing a video game competitively requires a fair amount of skill and coordination, after all. Most “League of Legends” players retire before they’re 25 years old; a fair amount of that is because the reaction time required to play some of these games slow around age 24 — and some of them retire as millionaires and then decide to enter the world of streaming video games. That field itself has grown increasingly popular among not only former eSports players, but pro athletes as well. Stick to eSports?Obviously, it has been a bit of a drag without having live sports around, right? So all of you who you so desperately want to #sticktosports aren’t going to do that over the next month or two or three. We are humans, after all, not simply sport-content drones, so it’s nice to have other interests. Though sports are passion (and sports are life for a lot of us), it’s a rough time for fans, writers, athletes and everyone else afflicted.last_img read more

Domingo German says he isn’t retiring from baseball, apologizes to Yankees for cryptic post

first_imgGerman, 27, still needs to serve the final 63 games of his 81-game suspension, which stems from an alleged domestic violence incident last September involving his then-girlfriend.He had been one of New York’s best young pitchers before his violation of league rules, earning a team-high 18 wins to go with a 4.03 ERA last year. But missing a year and a half due to the combination of his suspension and the COVID-19 pandemic could bump him from the Yankees’ long-term rotation plans. He can become a free agent after the 2023 season. Suspended Yankees right-hander Domingo German has walked back a cryptic post to his Instagram account Friday night that suggested he would retire.German raised confusion when he wrote: “If I decide not to come back, I will be very proud of my 11-year professional career. God bless everyone who has supported me.” Manager Aaron Boone said he was unsure what German meant and confused by the situation. In an Instagram post Saturday afternoon, German clarified he did not intend to step away from baseball and apologized for insinuating otherwise. He is suspended under MLB’s domestic violence policy and will not return in the abridged 2020 campaign.”To my teammates, the Yankees organization, and our fans, I am very sorry for the unsettling post last night,” German wrote. “This past year has been very tough for my family and myself, for which I take full responsibility.”Not being with my teammates while they get ready for the season, knowing I have let them down, has taken a toll on me and last night I let my emotions get the best of me.”Domingo German’s retirement lasted approximately 22 hours, according to his Instagram. pic.twitter.com/1CrAqfQr89— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 18, 2020MORE: Blue Jays must scramble after Canada bans MLB gameslast_img read more