Military, border patrol called out to stop migrant ‘rush’ but it was a false alarm: Officials

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The port of entry in San Ysidro, California, was briefly closed early Monday after immigration authorities said they had received reports that members of a migrant “caravan” were gathering in Tijuana and planning to “rush” the border.Customs and Border Patrol said the northbound lanes at the nation’s busiest border crossing were closed and with the military’s help “port hardening materials” quickly installed, including “jersey barriers and concertina wire, to prepare for the potential arrival of thousands of people migrating in a caravan heading towards the border of the United States.”But it turned out to be a false alarm — the CPB said no migrants never came.On Monday afternoon, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted out photos of CPB officers in riot gear as well as the barbed wire and barriers citing the reports about plans to “rush” the border.According to a DHS official, the concern prompted a suspension of the port for three hours in order to get more CBP personnel in the area.“CBP will not allow for the unlawful entry of persons into the United States, at or between our ports of entry,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations in San Diego. “Waiting until a large group of persons mass at the border to attempt an illegal crossing is too late for us; we need to be prepared prior to when they arrive at the border crossing.”According to a DHS official, the San Ysidro facility can hold only up to 300 people.Officials said they are also limited if they need to deal with rival gang members in custody or unaccompanied minors.The main concern was safety for their personnel, that DHS official said.DHS claims the department has identified more than “500 criminals” in the caravan.“Most of the caravan are not women and children,” an official said, adding that most are men and male teenagers trying to enter the country.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Parents Weekend through a freshman’s eyes

first_imgHunched over my laptop at my desk, several stories above Prescott Street, the pressure was on. Juxtaposing “Silent Spring” and “The Revenge of Gaia” for my expository writing class may have been important, but by 5:45 p.m. on that Friday, a new priority had come to town (literally) — my parents! A text saying, “We’re here!” marked the start of Freshman Parents Weekend 2014 earlier this month.I had pictured the weekend (Nov. 7-8) as full of relaxed family meals, friend-to-parent introductions, and united cheering as the Harvard football team faced Columbia to defend their undefeated record. Secretly, I hoped my mom might help return my dorm room to its move-in condition and restock my almost-bare refrigerator. Regardless, the paper stood between me and two celebratory days in which I hoped to pack in The Harvard Experience. Upon further thought I realized maybe I was showing them The Real Harvard Experience … sitting at my desk writing a paper while longing for a steak dinner!I read the text message, and calculated how much longer the paper might take. I was surprised by a knock on my door. It was the first time I had seen my parents since move-in day. My father had a huge box in his arms, my mom had her arms extended for a much-needed hug. After almost three months on my own, the familiar smell of my mom’s perfume and timbre of my father’s fading Minnesota accent made me feel truly at home — even in my dorm.As I hugged my dad, in my peripheral vision I saw my mom stripping my bed and opening the big box, which contained an egg-crate Tempur-Pedic mattress pad. Minutes later, as I talked with my father, my mom changed out summer clothes for sweaters and jeans. Reveling in that familiar warmth, I tried to escape the nagging reality of my unfinished paper. My mom could read the situation on my face, and without a word from me, she made an excuse that she was tired from the drive, and my father gathered up the out-of-season clothing and left me to my work.Working through 11 p.m., with a short break to meet up with my friend and her parents, I finally finished for the night and sprinted through the unseasonably cold night to my parents’ hotel. As I walked through the door to 702, I felt more like I was walking back into my parents’ bedroom. I settled down among the extra pillows with my mom, and Bravo on the TV. It was then I realized that even though I was happy in my life as a Harvard freshman, I still relished my parents’ unconditional love. My mother had booked a room with two queen beds, giving me the option to stay with them for the night. After a dessert from room service, I fell asleep at the “early” hour of 12:20 a.m.The rest of the weekend was a blur of introductions, apparel-buying binges, Vietnamese food, and Harvard football cheers. In retrospect, the activities were less important than the fact that I finally had the opportunity to share my Harvard life with my parents. The ringing phone at 8 a.m. Sunday served as my alarm, alerting me that my parents were at the front door of my dorm. Letting them in, I was awake enough to realize how quickly two days could pass. They were already leaving town, and it felt as though they had just arrived. The feelings of move-in day returned — sadness that my parents were leaving, but satisfaction that I was truly happy in my life at Harvard. I thanked my parents for their help, as well as for the impossibly comfortable mattress pad, and hugged my dad. As he walked toward the door, I hugged my mom, who whispered into my ear, “I’ll make an appointment for your haircut over Thanksgiving!” And they were gone.Matthew DeShaw is a freshman living in Hurlbut Hall. He will write an occasional column about his experiences as a member of Harvard’s Class of 2018.last_img read more

Lakers could lean more on Dion Waiters while hoping Rondo returns for playoff run

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Green dealt briefly with what the team has called a testing “glitch,” an error that Green said he believed was caused by a swab that wasn’t thorough enough. He missed Saturday’s practice, but returned for the following two days. Green said he believes that some players have the antibodies to fight COVID-19, and others are in good health. The concerns generally lie not for the players themselves, but for those around them.“Our friends and families; our kids; obviously the people on our staff that are a little older and have health issues,” Green said. “I’m not as concerned. I haven’t seen anybody take a real big hit from our league in terms of having to be in the hospital, having to be worried about their life.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers spent much of Monday imagining what their backcourt rotation will look like in the meantime. Rondo’s injury combined with Avery Bradley’s absence means the West’s No. 1 team will likely have roles for Dion Waiters and J.R. Smith, two players who have yet to record a game in Laker uniforms.Rondo’s shoes in particular are difficult to fill because of his roles as a ball-handler and passer which, at their best, reliably helped fill minutes when LeBron James was taking a breather. The Lakers don’t have a reserve who can do either of those things at Rondo’s level, but Waiters, who was most recently with the Miami Heat, has an off-the-dribble scoring ability that could be a jolt in some of the second-unit rotations. The former Syracuse product averaged 13.9 points in four seasons in Miami, though his last season tailed off due to injury and off-court issues.The Lakers could also use Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma to bring the ball up the court at times, Vogel said, but the backcourt players — which also include Alex Caruso and Quinn Cook in reserve roles — will get a chance to prove themselves.“We have the ability to use our bigs, with Kuz and in particular AD having the ability to bring it up and handle and initiate offense,” Vogel said. “But I also like the prospect of seeing what Dion Waiters can do. … Losing Rondo put more of a need on Dion’s skillset, so I look forward to seeing what he can do more as we get into games.”Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the presumed starter for Bradley, Vogel confirmed. He has started 20 games this year, averaging 11.1 points as a starter.center_img Vogel said he was unsure how Rondo’s injury happened, but over the course of Sunday’s practice Rondo reported his hand being in more and more pain until finally going to trainers to have it examined. He had shown up in excellent shape, several Lakers acknowledged.Danny Green expected that Rondo would contribute in some capacity during his injury: He’s regarded as one of the most intelligent Xs-and-Os players on the team.“I know he’ll help coach, help teach,” he said of Rondo. “But it would be great to have him on the floor playmaking, making plays, being that floor general and actually, when he’s aggressive, making some good plays for us and helping our team.”NBA reveals test numbers as Westbrook says he has COVID-19As commissioner Adam Silver said last week, the NBA was expecting positive cases to keep cropping up. They have.The league and the NBPA revealed Monday that two of the 322 players in the bubble tested positive for coronavirus since teams arrived starting July 7. The players, who were unidentified due to HIPAA concerns, never cleared quarantine and were isolated off-campus until they show no symptoms and are able to test negative twice in a two-day span.In addition, the NBA and NBPA said 19 players total have tested positive since July 1 while teams were in market, and have quarantined out of the bubble. At least one of those players is Russell Westbrook, the L.A. native and Rockets star who acknowledged he has COVID-19 in a statement on Twitter.“I’m currently feeling well, quarantined and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared,” he wrote. “Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!”The majority of players who have tested positive since restart testing began on June 23 have not been identified. Two others, the Rockets’ Bruno Cabaclo and the Kings’ Richaun Holmes, were reported to have broken quarantine in the last week, and had entered 10-day protocols with more rigorous testing before they could rejoin their respective teams.The Lakers have not publicly acknowledged whether they are missing players from their traveling party, though most key players such as LeBron James and Anthony Davis have appeared for interviews and on team media feeds on location.Related Articles How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs ORLANDO, Fla. >> For now, Playoff Rondo is on hiatus.A right thumb fracture will shelve Rajon Rondo for six-to-eight weeks, a blow to the team’s depth that Frank Vogel acknowledged Monday was “a huge loss.” He’s scheduled to leave the NBA’s restart to have surgery this week and begin his rehabilitation outside of the bubble.But Vogel doesn’t think that means Playoff Rondo — the 34-year-old’s world-beating, stat-stuffing alter ego which has cropped up in postseasons past — is done for good this year.“We expect Rajon to be a part of our playoff run,” he said. “Looking at six-to-eight weeks puts us somewhere around the first, second round of playoffs. We’re very confident that he’ll be able to get back and be a major factor for us.”last_img read more

19th Vivicitta Street Race Sarajevo was held this weekend

first_imgIn organisation of Sports Association of Sarajevo Canton (SASC) and sponsored by Sarajevo Canton Ministry of Culture and Sports, this weekend the 19th Vivicitta Street Race was held in Sarajevo, reports Oslobođenje.Secretary General of SASC Tarik Curić said to Oslobođenje that this race was successfully finished, and the most important thing was that it did not rain.Race started near BBI Centre, through Musala street, Obala, Vijećnica, Mula Mustafe Bašeskije and Tito’s Street until the finish line.Three rounds were run, or 12 kilometres, and everything went as smooth as possible.First three places won the awards, 300 BAM for the first, 200 BAM for the second, and 100 BAM for the third.The first woman to finish the race was Biljana Cvijanović from Doboj, second Selma Zrnić from Sarajevo and Rahima Žunić from Tuzla won the third place.The first man to finish the race was Goran Stoiljković from Belgrade, second was Velimir Vojović from Leposavić and the third place was won by Uroš Kutlešić from Užice.last_img read more

Indian bowlers to consider breaking this age old practice due to coronavirus scare!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/PTIAdvertisement 0Powered by Firework0 The outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus has hampered several sports events across the globe. Recently, Serie A was suspended for a month in Italy, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is on the verge of getting postponed. Although, there hasn’t been any disruptions in the schedule of the Indian cricket team, who are welcoming South Africa tomorrow for a 3-match One Day International series. However, the players themselves have come up with a precautionary measure. The age old use of saliva to shine the ball can be a method of virus contamination, as superstar bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar considers halting the practice.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/PTIThe COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through saliva, and if the team doctors suggest, the Indian bowlers may restrict the renowned method to polish the ball for reverse swing in the coming matches.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who recently recovered from a hernia injury that he sustained back in December 2019, spoke about the virus outbreak during his practice session prior to tomorrow’s match. Although stating that the players have thought of limiting the use of saliva during the game, the pacer worries it may hamper their performance on pitch.Advertisement “We have thought about this thing but I can’t say right now we will not use saliva because if we don’t use saliva then how will we shine the ball? We will get hit and you people will say you are not bowling well” Bhuvi told reporters.However, the 30 year old didn’t neglect the ever present threat of a contamination, and suggested that the squad will follow the instructions from the team doctors.Advertisement He continued: “But it’s a valid point and let’s see we will have a team meeting today and whatever instruction we get or whatever is the best option, we will do that.”“It all depends on the team doctor and what advice he gives us,” Bhuvi added.However, there has already been 52 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, and regarding the gigantic crowd gatherings during cricket matches in the country, there’s always a risk. Adding on it, Bhuvi stated that the team has taken every possible precaution to inhibit any chances of contamination.“You cannot say anything right now because it’s taking a dangerous situation in India. But we are taking every precaution we can take. We have a team doctor with us and he is giving us instructions about dos and don’ts. So we hope it won’t go (spread) much further,” the bowler concluded.Also read-Photo: Hardik Pandya just put on 7kgs of muscle ahead of India comeback! Advertisementlast_img read more

Lakeside Pitch plays host to Kootenay Zone Roundball Playdowns

first_imgBy The Nelson DailyIt’s playoff time for Nelson rep soccer teams as Kootenay squad battle it out for bragging rights, and a berth in the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup.
 Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch it all begins for a handful of Heritage City teams.The U17 girl’s squad opens play against rival Kootenay South at 10:30 a.m. in a two-game, total goal series.Game two is Sunday at a yet to be determined site.Meanwhile, the Nelson Selects meet Kootenay East Rovers in the U16 Girl’s playoff also at 10: 30 a.m. Game two of the playoff goes at 4:30 p.m. Both games are in Nelson at Lakeside.On the boy’s side of the ledger, the Nelson Selects play a three-team round robin tournament for the Kootenay berth in the U15 Boys Final.Nelson, joined by Kootenay South and Kootenay East, opens the tournament at 9 a.m. against the Rockets from Trail/Castlegar/Rossland.The Selects play Kootenay East Sunday at 9 a.m.The final playoff hosted in Nelson is the U14 Boys event.Four teams, Nelson, Kootenay East Rovers, Kootenay South and Columbia Valley Titans, play in a round-robin tourney.Nelson opens at 12:30 p.m. against Columbia Valley before meeting Kootenay East at 6 p.m.The Selects conclude the tournament Sunday at 12:30 p.m. playing Kootenay South.Nelson is the early favourite entering the tournament after defeating all three playoff teams at a recent event in Creston.Most teams travel to Penticton July 7-10 for the Provincial B Cup.However, two of the provincial tournament divisions, girls and boys, are being hosted by (U13) Powell River and (U15) 100 Mile House.The U18 Selects from Nelson have an automatic bye into the provincial [email protected]last_img read more

Nelson Neptunes take to the road to win home meet

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes took advantage of some new surroundings to capture the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association recently at the Salmo Pool. The Neptunes, still waiting for renovations to be completed at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, swam away to win the meet by almost 300 points over second-place Grand Forks.Not even the slightly longer than 25 meter pool or the unpredictability of the weather could slow down the NeptunesHighlight swims came from Evan Chouinard (Division 1 boys) dropping close to 25 seconds in his 100 Individual Medley and Jaylen Rushton getting Provincial Qualifying times in all six of her events.The Neptunes, which started the season training out of Castlegar in May before shifting operations Salmo for June to August, have risen up to the challenge of training without a home pool and have been consistently getting best times at every meet so far.The Neptunes will be hoping to continue on their success in Castlegar when the Castlegar Aquanauts host the next meet from July 9-10.last_img read more


first_imgDAVID LOPEZ, HAY DUDE, (FAVORED) SIXTH: “He broke on top and kind of past the dirt patch there, I couldn’t get him to relax at any point. I hit the backside and we’re on the lead the whole backside there. Just too much. We’re asking too much here. NOTES: The winning owners are David Bienstock and Charles Winner of Los Angeles. JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES PADDY GALLAGHER, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “It was a very nice win, he ran well. He ran well last time, he ran well this time, he’s run well the last few times.“The first quarter was quick enough for him. Down the backside Brice got him into an even better spot and by the three-eighths pole he was in a perfect spot and he was good enough to get there.”center_img BRICE BLANC, FLAMBOYANT, WINNER: “I picked him up at the right time. He’s very straight forward. I don’t know if the French connection helps, but I’ll run with it.“He’s doing really well in the mornings. Usually, I can tell when a horse has a tendency to bounce but he’s actually doing as well, I don’t know about better, but as well as he was doing before the San Gabriel. I know he loves this turf course.“I wasn’t worried about the mile and a quarter, the distance is fine for him. I was just hoping for a good trip and that’s pretty much what happened. I had a great trip. He gave me his best like he always has since I’ve been on him.” (On if he needs a shorter race) “I don’t think so. If we can get him relaxed, he’d be A-OK there.” -30-last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Henderson helps Liverpool claim much-needed win

first_imgJordan Henderson’s second half strike earned Liverpool a 2-1 win over West Brom and eased the pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers.The Reds had only managed one point in their previous three Premier League games but a brighter performance at Anfield saw them grab a vital victory and move them up to sixth.The visitors opened brightly on Merseyside and had a number of decent opportunities but it was Liverpool who claimed the opener just one minute before the break.Adam Lallana got on the end of Henderson’s flicked pass, completing a neat one-two on the left-side of the box, and the former Southampton star fired beyond Ben Foster into the far corner.Nine minutes into the second half, though, West Brom were controversially given a penalty after Saido Berahino appeared to be brought down just outside the area by Dejan Lovren and the English youngster dusted himself off to net from the spot.However, It didn’t take long for Liverpool to retake the lead, as Raheem Sterling squared for Henderson, who found the bottom corner of Foster’s goal with a low strike, and his effort was enough to seal the points.Alan Pardew was handed a slight reprieve as Newcastle manager as his men drew 2-2 with high-flying Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.It took just 17 minutes for the hosts to take the lead as a cute one-two with Gylfi Sigurdsson put Wilfried Bony through on goal and he slipped the ball inside Tim Krul’s near post.Papiss Cisse converted from Gabriel Obertan’s cross to give the under-fire manager some brief respite but, after the break, Wayne Routledge ran onto Sigurdsson’s pass to chip home.Cisse, though, is a man on form and scored with 15 minutes remaining to give the Magpies a share of the spoils in Wales.The Premier League’s other north east side, Sunderland, fired themselves up the table and above Stoke City as they dispatched the Potters 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.Will Buckley’s clipped cross was headed home by Connor Wickham to hand the hosts the lead but Charlie Adam equalised 11 minutes later with a left-foot snapshot inside the area.The Black Cats have shown plenty over resilience over the last year and it was apparent once again as Steven Fletcher headed past Asmir Begovic from Jordi Gomez’s cross to put the hosts back in front.And Fletcher wrapped up the points for Gus Poyet’s men when he passed Wickham’s cross into the back of the net from close-range.Burnley avoided another Premier League defeat as Ross Wallace’s last gasp free-kick gave them a 2-2 draw with Leicester City.An eight minute first half frenzy saw the Foxes take the lead thanks to a Jeffrey Schlupp strike before Michael Kightly stabbed home a leveller for Sean Dyche’s side.Riyad Mahrez, who assisted Schlupp, helped the hosts in front again by heading in at the back post from Jamie Vardy’s deflected cross.But the Foxes failed to extend their lead and, deep into injury time, Wallace curled a free-kick past Kasper Schmeichel to earn his side a point.Meanwhile, Hull City beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at the KC Stadium.Mohamed Diame has been an inspired signing by Steve Bruce and his header, from Andrew Robertson’s cross, saw them go a goal to the good and Nikica Jelavic’s late strike put a gloss on the scoreline and ensured all three points were safely in the bag. Jordan Henderson 1last_img read more

Production Tips: Getting Started with High-Output Lights on Set

first_imgToday, we’ll look at the three main reasons filmmakers use high-output lights on their set, how to harness this light, and what it’s good for.When people go behind the scenes on film sets and see giant light fixtures (like 10K or 20K Fresnels), they often wonder “What could filmmakers possibly use all that light for?”Let me show you. Interior Daytime LightingThe first main use is interior daytime lighting — to match the people being lit with the light coming from outside. Because of the Inverse-Square Law, every time you double the distance, the amount of light reduces by 3/4, so you need to start with a lot of light so, in the end, you get the necessary amount for your shot.Image via Intellytech.In this video, I have two large Intellytech LED Fresnels bouncing off of a white card. We start with almost 200,000 lux; however, once we bounce it off the card and pass it through a diffusion frame, we’re only getting 1500 lux — or enough to fire an f/5.6 exposure at ISO 400.Harness the SunThe next use is to replicate the sun. Often, when shooting outside, you can’t control the position, color, or intensity of the sun (as much as you’d like to), and if you can, it doesn’t stay there long enough for you to get the shots you need. As a result, many filmmakers chose to use high-output HMIs or daylight-balanced LEDs to replicate the sun. To cut down on the harshness of the bare light, it’s a good idea to use a very soft diffusion in front of the light — to make it more pleasing — as well as easier for actors to perform in.Exterior Daytime LightingThe last big use for bright lights is lighting daytime interiors from outside. Bouncing big lights off of a card or reflector in order to push the necessary amount of light through a window allows the window to be in the frame yet still be the primary source of illumination. Again, because light falls off the source so quickly, it’s a good idea to start with a lot of light. You can always turn off lights if it’s too bright, but it’s hard to use lights you don’t have.That’s our look at three common reasons for using big lights on set. As lights get cheaper and technology progresses, we’ll probably see these same kind of lights show up on more indie sets, as well.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Blurry” by KA“Moving Day” by Make Music“Miss You Too” by CruenLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Learn How to Speak Filmmaking: Formatting the ScreenplayThe Creative Motivation Behind Deep vs. Shallow Depth of Field The Power of the Match Cut Sequence in Your Video EditStabilizing GoPro Footage with the Unique ReelSteady GO AppQuality vs. Quantity: What Should You Record While Traveling?last_img read more