India bans 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok, citing threat to security of country


first_imgThe Indian government on Monday has banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, citing they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.The decision came amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action and more than 70 were injured.The India’s ministry of electronics and information technology, invoking it’s power under section 69 A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of state and public order, the government said in a statement.Topics :last_img read more

Southport renovation mixes old with new to produce contemporary masterpiece


first_img66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott has added pops of colours with interiors to bring the space to life.“The colour palettes allows for bold colours which is really what I envisioned.Even the bathroom is a stylish space with its classic white subway tiles and timber finishes. Timber bi-fold doors open up the kitchen space and create a seamless flow out to the entertainment deck. 66 Melinda St, Southport. STYLISH would be an understatement for this Southport home.A contemporary renovation with an industrial flair was responsible for the striking looks in this four-bedroom home at 66 Melinda St. Homeowner and carpenter Shane Scott bought the house in 2015 and said he doubled the size. As his fourth renovation in Southport the home was redesigned with the living room downstairs and the main bedroom upstairs. “The house was 40 years old when I bought it and I had this idea that I wanted to mix the old with the new,” he said. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott said the home was designed to fit his modern taste but described the finishes as slightly industrial. “I wanted to create a lot of big spaces and incorporate the indoor and outdoor feel as well,” he said.Polished concrete floors, high ceilings, stylish lighting and black finishes in the kitchen create a bold look. 66 Melinda St, Southport.Mr Scott said the original home only had one level of living and the downstairs floor had yellow-painted concrete floors.“I basically rebuilt it by adding another living space under the house which is now the living and dining area and I added a large deck with a barbecue,” he said. “The home has now almost doubled and it has taken advantage of the space it had.“I kept the concrete floor style but made them look a bit more modern.”last_img read more

Retired race car driver selling Gold Coast home


first_img Record $6.6 million sale for Gold Coast mansion The property is on the market at $1.35 million through Ray White Sovereign Island’s Mitchell Booth.Faulkner has competed in the Bathurst 1000 on 18 occasions between 1980 and 2005 with a best finish of fifth in 1997. Ex Billabong head’s controversial mansion sells for record price Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31RETIRED race car driver John Faulkner and his wife Alyson are gearing up to sell their Gold Coast home.Faulkner – who spent the majority of his career involved in V8 Supercars – was racing at the Gold Coast Indy in 2002, when he decided to buy the Runaway Bay townhouse, which was under construction at the time. The kitchen. One of the bedrooms. MORE: Where house prices fell most amid COVID-19 John and Alyson Faulkner are selling their Runaway Bay home at 4/23-25 Madang Cres. The Runaway Bay home has easy access to the Broadwater.center_img John Faulkner and wife Alyson are selling their Gold Coast home. John and Alyson Faulkner’s Runaway Bay home.The three-level three-bedroom residence at Madang Cres overlooks the Broadwater with views that extend down to the Surfers Paradise skyline.“Upstairs is just lovely, it’s nice and warm in winter because of where it’s positioned,” she said.“In the morning we can get up and go downstairs and out to the pool and enjoy ourselves out there.” More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe view from John and Alyson Faulkner’s Runaway Bay townhouse.The residence features several living areas, an outdoor entertainment area with teppanyaki bar, heated pool and pontoon.“It is a beautiful home for someone who enjoys the water,” Mrs Faulkner said.“It’s not at all like a townhouse but more like a house.“It’s easy to maintain and everything has been looked after.”The pair, who have granddaughter Ava living with them, are selling to give Ava more space to run and play. Retried race car driver John Faulkner, pictured in 2008, is selling his Gold Coast property.The couple, who spent many years running John Faulkner Racing, had decided they wanted to move from Victoria to Queensland and buy in Runaway Bay or Paradise Point.Mrs Faulkner said she was in their Melbourne house at the time when she got a phone call at 5am.“It was John saying I needed to transfer $5500 for a house deposit,” Mrs Faulkner said.“The next thing I knew we had put a deposit down on a home.“John and his brother had all these photos of a frame of a house as it wasn’t even built yet.” The pair sold their house in Melbourne, moved to the Gold Coast, and stayed in temporary accommodation for six months while their new townhouse was being built.They were running the Holden Young Guns race team at the time.Mrs Faulkner said they adapted quickly to life on the Gold Coast and have loved their time in Runaway Bay.last_img read more

Tullow Oil shares tank as CEO and head of exploration exit


first_imgTullow said that a review of the production performance issues in 2019 and its implications for the longer-term outlook of the fields had been undertaken and had shown that the group needs to reset its forward-looking guidance. 2020 group production is forecast to average between 70,000 and 80,000 bopd. Group production for the following three years is expected to average around 70,000 bopd.A number of factors have been identified that have caused this reduction in production guidance.On the Jubilee field, these factors include significantly reduced offtake of gas by the Ghana National Gas Company which Tullow makes available at no cost, increased water cut on some wells, and lower facility uptime. At Enyenra (one of the TEN fields) mechanical issues on two new wells have limited the well stock available and there is faster than anticipated decline on this field. The non-operated portfolio is performing well, and production is expected to be sustained for the medium term.Independent reserves audits carried out during the year indicate that oil reserves are likely to remain broadly flat at year-end 2019 compared to the previous year-end (excluding the impact of 2019 production). The audits show increased oil reserves for Jubilee, Ntomme (one of the TEN fields) and the non-operated fields which are largely offset by a c.30% decrease in Enyenra reserves.In light of these new production forecasts, there will be a thorough reassessment of the group’s cost base and future investment plans in order to allocate appropriate capital to the group’s core production assets, development projects, and continued exploration.These actions include reducing capital expenditure, operating costs, and corporate overheads.In 2020, the board expects the group to generate underlying free cash flow of at least $150 million at $60/bbl after a group capital investment of c.$350 million.Considering this level of expected free cash flow, the board has decided to suspend the dividend. Shares in oil and gas company Tullow Oil tanked on Monday morning after the company announced the departure of its chief executive and exploration director as well as plans to reduce capital expenditures and suspend the dividend.Source: Tullow OilPaul McDade, Tullow Chief Executive Officer, and Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, have resigned from the board of Tullow by mutual agreement and with immediate effect, Tullow said in a statement on Monday.According to Reuters, Tullow’s shares tumbled 57% at 60.66 pence by 0954 GMT, the shares’ biggest daily loss since 2004.Dorothy Thompson has been appointed Executive Chair on a temporary basis and Mark MacFarlane, Executive Vice-President, East Africa and Non-Operated, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer in a non-Board role. Les Wood continues as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.McDade and McCoss will not receive any compensation or payment for the termination of their employment agreements or for their ceasing to be directors.The board has initiated a process to find a new group chief executive.The company expects 2019 full year net production to average c.87,000 bopd. The company also expects to deliver free cash flow of c.$350 million, has liquidity headroom in excess of $1 billion and no near-term debt maturities.Tullow said that, whilst financial performance has been solid, production performance had been significantly below expectations from the group’s main producing assets, the TEN and Jubilee fields in Ghana. Dorothy Thompson, Executive Chair, commented: “I would like to thank Paul and Angus for all their hard work and dedication to Tullow over many years. They leave behind a business that has delivered two major offshore developments in Ghana, made significant oil discoveries in Kenya and Uganda and has a high-impact exploration portfolio. These remain the key building blocks of our business today.“The board has, however, been disappointed by the performance of Tullow’s business and now needs time to complete its thorough review of operations. A full financial and operational update will be provided at Tullow’s Full Year Results on 12 February 2020, with an update on progress to be given in the Group’s Trading Statement on 15 January 2020.“Despite today’s announcement, the Board strongly believes that Tullow has good assets and excellent people capable of delivering value for shareholders. We are taking decisive action to restore performance, reduce our cost base and deliver sustainable free cash flow.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Tullow board ‘disappointed’ Tullow cuts output estimate & capexlast_img read more

Sunshine training break for Rooney


first_img Manager David Moyes confirmed both Rooney and strike partner Robin van Persie will miss Saturday’s Premier League encounter with Swansea at Old Trafford. Moyes said Van Persie would still be absent for “a little while” with a long-standing thigh injury, while hoping Rooney would respond to the better temperatures. Manchester United have sent Wayne Rooney for some warm weather training in a desperate attempt to get him fit for the January 19 trip to Chelsea. But with Rooney at least, Moyes felt there was no option. “It is the right time,” he said. We have given it a chance to heal.” Looking to avoid a fourth successive defeat for the first time since 1961, it is hardly the news Moyes was hoping for. Yet the Scot insists it is nothing new. “If you go into football management, you are going to lose games. I don’t know any football manager who hasn’t,” he said. “You have to go through it at some time in your career. “I have had equally challenging times at other times in my career. “We are having a difficult time just now. There is a lot of attention but that is to be expected.” The situation does place even more scrutiny on Moyes’ work in the transfer window, although he repeated his stance that getting the right players in January is not straightforward. “The plan and decisions won’t change,” he said. “It is difficult to get targets at this time. I have said that from day one. “I have not said we wouldn’t be doing it but it is difficult.” Press Association “We have sent Wayne away on a hot weather break,” said Moyes. “His groin has not quite recovered yet. “We have sent a fitness coach with him. He’s away with the family. Hopefully we will get him fit for Chelsea.” Rooney has missed United’s defeats to Swansea and Sunderland in the last week, having had a scan on his groin injury last Friday. Van Persie has not featured since the home defeat by Newcastle on December 7, his only game since the middle of November. “Robin is not available,” said Moyes. “He is going to be a little while. We are doing everything we can to get him back as quickly as we can.” It means United will be without seven senior stars for the Swansea game, with Rio Ferdinand, Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini, Nani and Ashley Young also sidelined. last_img read more

Alex Tettey fires Norwich to victory over faltering Southampton


first_img Victor Wanyama’s second-half red card for two bookings tipped an even game in the Canaries’ favour. Two minutes after Wanyama’s dismissal, Norwich took the lead as Tettey drilled his shot into the top corner after fine work from substitute Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe. Press Association Dusan Tadic’s nutmeg set Ryan Bertrand free, but his cross was driven straight at Rudd by James Ward-Prowse – before the Saints midfielder gifted Wes Hoolahan the ball, but Howson’s ensuing cut-back flew behind his team-mates. Southampton’s control of the game increased as the half went one, along with their threat from set-pieces – Virgil van Dijk heading the pick of their opportunities just over. But Norwich still carried their own threat and were somewhat unfortunate as striker Dieumerci Mbokani prodded two efforts off target in the box. The hosts also owed plenty to Rudd, who rushed out to meet Long as he raced through – the goalkeeper turning the ball away from danger. The game was threatening to settle into a stalemate during an even second half, until the 74th minute when Wanyama was sent off for his second late lunge of the game, and second booking. His first-half tackle on Nathan Redmond justified the punishment. His second on Tettey convinced referee Mark Clattenburg to produce a red card. Within two minutes, Norwich had the lead. The goal was made by Belgian international Odjidja-Ofoe, who glided through one challenge before teeing up Tettey, and he side-footed a wonderful finish into the top corner beyond Stekelenburg. Koeman made changes to force the issue, even turning to the man he left out for disciplinary reasons, Sadio Mane – but it was not enough to prevent Norwich holding on for the victory. TWEET OF THE MATCH Excellent couple of weeks for @NorwichCityFC – 9 points from the last 12. Happy days. #OTBC – Simon Thomas PLAYER RATINGS Norwich Declan Rudd: 7 Russell Martin: 6 Sebastien Bassong: 6 Ryan Bennett: 7 Robbie Brady: 7 Nathan Redmond: 6 Gary O’Neil: 7 Jonny Howson: 7 Alexander Tettey: 7 Wes Hoolahan: 7 Dieumerci Mbokani: 6 Replacements Cameron Jerome 6 Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe 8 Martin Olsson 6 Southampton Maarten Stekelenburg: 6 Cuco Martina: 6 Jose Fonte: 6 Virgil van Dijk: 6 Ryan Bertrand: 6 Steven Davis: 6 James Ward-Prowse: 6 Victor Wanyama: 5 Dusan Tadic: 6 Jordy Clasie: 6 Shane Long: 7 Replacements Sadio Mane 6 Gaston Ramirez 6 Harrison Reed 6 STAR MAN Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe – The Belgian midfielder had an immediate impact after coming off the bench, setting up the winning goal for Alex Tettey. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Odjidja-Ofoe had only been on the pitch 13 minutes when he picked out Tettey, who produced a left-footed finish into the top corner from just inside the area. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Alex Neil will be thrilled with the festive return from his Canaries side with nine points picked up from four games – they are unbeaten at home in their last five, including two successive clean sheets. Southampton, meanwhile, have won just twice in their last 17 on the road, losing 10. They have been beaten in six of their last eight games, which will be a major worry for Ronald Koeman. MOAN OF THE MATCH Sadio Mane, linked with a January move away from St Mary’s, was dropped to the bench for disciplinary reasons after turning up late for a team meeting. He was introduced with 10 minutes remaining but could not rescue Saints. WHO’S UP NEXT Norwich v Manchester City (FA Cup, Saturday 9 January). Southampton v Crystal Palace (FA Cup, Saturday 9 January). The win was Norwich’s third in four Premier League games and eased their relegation worries. But times are more troubled for Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, who dropped Sadio Mane from his starting line-up after the Senegalese forward was late for a pre-match team meeting. Norwich made just one change following their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday, as Gary O’Neil stepped into midfield for Graham Dorrans to make his 200th Premier League appearance. The midfielder needed Ryan Bennett to atone for his error with a block on Steven Davis’ early shot, as the Saints made a bright and breezy start. Shane Long headed over another opportunity after Norwich goalkeeper Declan Rudd misjudged Dusan Tadic’s deflected cross. Norwich were more considered in their attacks than their direct hosts, but it proved successful too. Their first chance was arguably their best of the half, as Jonny Howson out-fought Saints captain Jose Fonte for a bouncing ball but could only drag his shot wide when he had won sight of Maarten Stekelenburg’s goal. Both sides continued to exchange chances in an open, energetic game. Norwich condemned 10-man Southampton to a sixth defeat in eight Barclays Premier League matches thanks to Alex Tettey’s wonderful second-half finish.last_img read more

Verstappen wins Brazil GP thriller as Ferraris collide


first_imgBy Marcelo TeixeiraSAO PAULO (Reuters) – Max Verstappen won a thrilling Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix for Red Bull on Sunday after the Ferraris collided and Mercedes’ six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton was demoted from third to seventh.In a race of safety cars and surprises, Verstappen’s former team mate Pierre Gasly made a first podium appearance in second place for Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso, a rare Honda-powered one-two.Hamilton chased the Frenchman across the line for third but was handed a five-second penalty for tangling with Red Bull’s Alex Albon in a frantic finale to the season’s penultimate round.“I fully accept responsibility,” said Hamilton, who apologised to Albon for costing the rookie a likely first podium and Red Bull a one-two.The Thai, who replaced Gasly at Red Bull in a seat switch last August, finished 14th.Hamilton’s demotion lifted Carlos Sainz to the podium in what would be McLaren’s first top-three finish since the season-opening Australian Grand Prix of 2014.The Spaniard, who started last on the grid after an engine problem in qualifying, was also under investigation for a possible infringement, however.REDEMPTION, MAX Verstappen started from pole position, only the second of his career, but had to twice overtake Hamilton and avoid a near pitlane collision with Williams’ Robert Kubica in a race he otherwise controlled.The win was the eighth of his career, third of the season but first from pole.It also made amends for last year’s race at Interlagos where he was heading for victory before a coming together with French backmarker Esteban Ocon dropped him to second.“Redemption Max, absolute redemption from last year,” Red Bull principal Christian Horner told the 22-year-old over the team radio.“The way we fought for it was even better,” replied Verstappen, who led from the start while Hamilton passed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel around the outside and slotted into second.Victory lifted the Dutchman to third overall in the drivers’ championship and best of the rest behind Hamilton and Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas — who suffered an engine-related retirement that brought out a first safety car.Leclerc had started the day third overall, 14 points ahead of Verstappen, but a late duel with Vettel ended in recrimination.The Monegasque passed the four times world champion, who was starting his 100th race for Ferrari, but Vettel came back and the two banged wheels.Vettel’s rear tyre became a flailing carcass while Leclerc, who had climbed from 14th on the grid after an engine change, was hobbled by a smashed front suspension.“What the hell?,” shouted Leclerc while Vettel wondered what his team mate was doing. Both were summoned to see the stewards, who took no further action.UNSAFE RELEASE The first pitstop almost cost Verstappen dearly, with the Dutchman held up by Kubica exiting almost into him — an unsafe release that saw the Pole handed a five-second penalty.Hamilton, who had pitted moments before on lap 20, was ahead but Verstappen swept past him after a brief duel.The Mercedes driver pitted again on lap 44 for fresh tyres, but Verstappen countered with a faster stop of his own.The Dutchman then pitted when Bottas pulled over and triggered the safety car on lap 53, with Hamilton — instructed to do the opposite — staying out to become a sitting target for Verstappen on fresher rubber.The Briton was powerless to prevent Verstappen going past at the re-start but the second safety car triggered by Ferrari offered Hamilton a chance to take on new tyres.He came back out for a final rush for the podium, with two laps of racing remaining after the safety car left the track, and went past Gasly for third before trying to pass Albon and colliding.Finland’s 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen was fourth for Alfa Romeo with Italian team mate Antonio Giovinazzi fifth and Australian Daniel Ricciardo sixth for Renault.McLaren’s Lando Norris took eighth place ahead of Racing Point’s Sergio Perez with Gasly’s Russian team mate Daniil Kvyat completing the top 10.last_img read more

India captain Kohli no fan of four-day Test concept


first_imgMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – India captain Virat Kohli does not endorse the idea of reducing Test matches to four-day affairs and yesterday warned administrators against tinkering too much with the purest format of the game.The International Cricket Council (ICC), the world governing body of the sport, is set to reflect on the idea of making Test matches four-day affairs to free up a crammed international calendar and reduce player workload.Australia have said they will seriously consider the concept, while England will back making it mandatory from 2023. The cash-rich Indian board (BCCI) is yet to declare its stance on the matter.Australia Test captain Tim Paine has been joined by his team mates Travis Head and Nathan Lyon in criticising the idea. “I am not a fan,” Kohli told reporters in Guwahati on the eve of the first of the three Twenty20 internationals against Sri Lanka.“I think the intent will not be right then, because then you will speak of three-day Tests, I mean where do you end? Then you will speak of Test cricket disappearing. I don’t endorse that at all.“I don’t think that’s fair to the purest format of the game. How cricket started initially and five-day Test matches were the highest of Tests you can have at the international level. According to me, it shouldn’t be altered.” Four-day matches were given the green light by the ICC in 2017, when South Africa hosted one against Zimbabwe, while England played a four-day Test against Ireland last July.With an increasing number of Test matches ending prematurely, the administrators are keen to free up more space in the schedules for lucrative shorter-form matches. The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) fears the new gaps in the calendar could well be filled with more cricket.In November, India became the latest major cricket-playing nation to embrace day-night Tests when the Eden Gardens in Kolkata hosted Bangladesh. Kohli, one of the best batsmen of his generation, feels innovations in the longest format should end at pink-ball Test matches.“I was asked about the 100-ball (in England), I said I’m not going to try myself in another format because there’s already so much going on,” he added.“Day-night cricket is the most that needs to be changed about Test cricket, according to me. I mean then you’re purely going to be talking about getting the numbers in and entertainment. “Day-night is another step towards commercialising Test cricket and creating excitement around it, but it can’t be tinkered with too much.”last_img read more

Journalists discuss Trump’s effect on media


first_imgWith comments and tweets from President Donald Trump regarding fake news, and claims that “FAKE NEWS media knowingly doesn’t tell the truth,” the discussion of the role of the press in the United States has become a contested one.A panel addressed the role of the media in politics today at the Wallis Annenberg Hall Tuesday night. The event was hosted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. Jessica Yellin, the former CNN Chief White House Correspondent, moderated a panel made up of five members of the media: Kurtis Lee, a political reporter for the Los Angeles Times; Joel Pollak, the senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News; Nando Vila, vice president of programming for Fusion; Hannah Cranston, host and executive producer of the Young Turks’ Think Tank; and Ken LaCorte, founder of LaCorte News and former senior vice president of FoxNews.com. The conversation began with a discussion on how political reporting has changed since Trump’s election and about the meaning and role of fake news.Cranston said that because the audience of The Young Turks tends to be younger, the information she shares typically breaks down what is happening in the political world.“My challenge has been not only giving the information to them, but also creating a precedent and understanding for how they approach media and how they approach what’s going on in the world,” Cranston said. “I am trying to not only explain what is going on in the political atmosphere, but also trying to impart a sense of empathy and accountability that is really difficult when the person in the highest seat in the country is not providing an example of that.”Along with the discussion on the differences of audience ages, LaCorte said that news has become polarized because of social media.“We have a little bit of a danger of being allowed to live in our own little bubbles of social media where people get very distinct news just reaffirming what you want to hear,” LaCorte said. “I find it fascinating, but [I’m] not quite sure where it’s headed.”Pollak said that reporting has not changed since Trump’s election and the beginning of his presidency.“I just think that the media are more of a monoculture than they once were and so they’re confronting the president in a way that conservatives maybe confronted [former President] Barack Obama, questioned things he said and comments he made,” Pollak said. “It’s not that strange for presidents to say odd things or to break promises or to overstate the case for their point of view or whatever. The difference is that so many of the journalists over the past decade were used to a different kind of relationship with the president.”After the moderated discussion, the panel opened up to questions from the audience. People asked about the validity of mainstream media and the importance of media literacy.Raphael Krigel, a junior majoring in communication, asked Pollak about the role Breitbart News played in the growing racist movements in the United States. Pollak responded that Breitbart had nothing to do with the movements. “Some people in that movement were drawn to Donald Trump for the wrong reasons, just like there were some people drawn to Barack Obama for the wrong reasons,” Pollak said. Krigel said that Pollak’s response was what he expected. “It’s kind of avoiding the issue, which is the fact that these racist movements are absolutely on the rise and the data is showing that,” Krigel said. “[Breitbart] is absolutely associated with the movement he represents and the movement our president represents and that’s extremely troubling.”However, Krigel said that he was glad to have the opportunity to listen to a different perspective. “I’m glad Annenberg is putting together events with a really diverse panel,” Krigel said. “It’s important that we open our ears and open our minds and really listen to each other, especially in a time when the country is so divided.”last_img read more

Justyn Knight wins 5000-meter NCAA National Championship


first_img Published on March 9, 2018 at 10:12 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Facebook Twitter Google+ With a time of 14:14:47, Justyn Knight became the NCAA Indoor Champion in the 5000-meter race, his first national indoor track championship victory.The slow pace made the race Knight’s to win. Knight had the most juice left in the tank and it showed in the final 200 meters, where he separated himself from the pack with a burst of blazing speed.Knight pulled away from Alabama’s Vincent Kiprop (14:15:01) and Oklahoma State’s Hassan Abdi (14:15:38) to coast through the finish line. Knight is set to compete in the 3k race tomorrow. Knight is the second NCAA Track and Field Champion from SU, joining Jarret Eaton, who won the 60-meter hurdles in 2012. He’s also the first SU athlete in 37 years to win multiple individual national championships.In the Women’s 5k, junior Paige Stoner couldn’t keep pace with the top half of the field and ended up with a time of 16:05:88, good for eighth out of 16.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier in the night, in the preliminaries of the 60-meter hurdles, neither Matt Moore nor Angelo Goss qualified for the finals. Moore, a sophomore, just barely missed the cut by 0.02 seconds. Goss, a senior, finished in last place. Commentslast_img read more