9 days agoMan Utd make Leicester midfielder Maddison top 2020 target

first_imgMan Utd make Leicester midfielder Maddison top 2020 targetby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have made Leicester City midfielder James Maddison their top 2020 target.Maddison will cost around £60 million, three times the price he cost the Foxes when he arrived at Leicester from Norwich City in June last year.The Times says United would be willing to meet that fee to secure the 22-year-old, who has become one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League.United scouts have reportedly been tasked with monitoring Maddison this season ahead of a bid for the attacking midfielder next summer.It is understood they are unlikely to make their move in January. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Charlie Strong Says Texas Is “Trying” To Work Something Out With Texas A&M

first_imgCharlie Strong dons a cowboy hat.Twitter/@ThisIsMachadoTexas and Texas A&M haven’t met on the gridiron since 2011, but it certainly seems like Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong is open to the idea of resuming the series. Friday, according to OrangeBlood’s Anwar Richardson, Strong, at the Touchdown Club of Houston, said that Texas is “trying” to work something out with its old rival. Richardson is also reporting, however, that Texas itself says no specifics have been discussed. So perhaps Strong got a little ahead of himself.Texas coach Charlie Strong was asked when the Longhorns would play Texas A&M again. Said there is something being worked out— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016Texas coach Charlie Strong says something is being worked out to play Texas A&M again pic.twitter.com/RZVHNpGGs7— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016A UT spokesperson said no specifics have been discussed about Texas playing Texas A&M again when asked about Charlie Strong’s comment— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 10, 2016Texas vs. Texas A&M used to be an annual affair – until the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC. It’s certainly one of the rivalries that college football fans miss the most.last_img read more

Swimming event shows changing perception of the oncefilthy Halifax harbour

first_imgHALIFAX – Ten years ago, the thought of going for a swim in Halifax harbour would have made some Nova Scotians cringe — but after a successful public swimming event was held Sunday afternoon, an oceans advocate says it seems there’s an appetite for a swimming spot on the waterfront.Anika Riopel launched the Jump In campaign last year, an initiative looking to change the city’s perception of the harbour, which was once the go-to spot for dumping raw sewage.Before three wastewater treatment plants started operating in 2008, the harbour was fouled by 180 million litres of sewage every day. That’s enough to fill 72 Olympic-size swimming pools, topped with an icky assortment of brown “floatables,” condoms and tampon applicators.But Riopel, a former environmental sustainability student at Dalhousie University, said efforts to clean up the harbour in the decade since have been successful, and water quality testing shows the harbour is now just as safe to swim in as other popular swimming spots in Halifax.“A lot of this project is changing those perceptions that were accurate from 10 years ago, and looking at what the actual water quality is now,” she said.While Halifax is home to several beaches and swimming spots, most are located far away from the downtown core.If the city makes a permanent summertime swimming spot on the Halifax waterfront — complete with a diving platform, raft, and lifeguards — Riopel said it could help fill a gap in the city’s recreational facilities.“The idea is not just changing the perceptions, but making it into something fun to do and enjoy,” said Riopel.“People who live in Nova Scotia like swimming, the beaches are always packed, and so this is one more place to come and cool off on those really hot days … it’s a huge opportunity, and it’s right at our doorstep.”Deborah Page, director of marketing and communications with Develop Nova Scotia, said she’s been working with Riopel to help make her vision into a reality.But she said the agency must first work with the city to figure out how to implement the project without interfering with the city’s busy port, which can see dozens of boats on a busy day.“On a regular basis, it’s not very safe to swim in the harbour because we have a working waterfront, so there’s a lot of boating traffic, a lot of stuff going on, so trying to navigate that with swimmers is actually quite dangerous,” she said.But she said she was encouraged by the positive feedback from Sunday afternoon swimmers, noting that the boardwalk’s prominent location could be a big draw for people.“Folks have to travel to get to a beach or a lake, so there may be lots of interest from an urban perspective,” she said.Halifax MP Andy Fillmore was one of the people who took a dip in the harbour Sunday, which saw temperatures climb into the mid-20s.A longtime supporter of the project, Fillmore said it appears that Halifax is looking for more recreation on the waterfront.“I think the concerns about the cleanliness of the harbour do tend to belong to a previous generation, perhaps. But you can tell, there are young people here, there are kids, my own daughter and her friends were here swimming today, they can see and feel how clean the water is, and they don’t pay attention to those stories now because they’ve had a swim in the water,” he said.“I think this says that people are ready to have fun on the water and in the water on the Halifax waterfront.”At 12.3 square kilometres, Halifax harbour is one of the deepest and largest natural harbours in the world, and its high environmental standards have won it special designation as a so-call blue flag marina, the first such designation in Atlantic Canada.last_img read more

Theres A Difference Between Broke And Bankrupt For ExNFL Players

Torre’s segment begins at 42:00. Embed Code It’s worth mentioning, for the uninitiated, that NBER working papers have not yet been peer reviewed.3Full disclosure: In college, my introductory economics professor was Martin Feldstein, president emeritus of, yes, the National Bureau of Economic Research (and a man who, in his capacity as former chief economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, inspired the creation of another, very different course). As the preamble to FiveThirtyEight’s In the Papers series perpetually explains, the papers’ “conclusions are preliminary (and occasionally flat-out wrong).” But as crude as the methodology of this particular study may be, it does seem to be a useful analysis of a defined subset of NFL draftees. Had the paper existed back when I reported that 2009 SI article on how and why athletes lose their money, I would’ve added it — caveats included — to the depressingly brief roll call of academic research in this field.And that’s why one of the paper’s other prominent findings, as announced in a note from the authors, was so jarring to read. “The result of our comprehensive research on bankruptcy risk among NFL players,” they wrote, “is quite different from a widely-cited Sports Illustrated article, which reported that 78 percent of former NFL players are bankrupt or under ‘financial stress’ within two years of retirement (Torre, 2009). After 2 years of retirement, only about 1.9 percent of players in our sample have filed for bankruptcy.”One blog used that first sentence as the basis of a headline. In terms of economist trash talk, this was basically the authors flexing.But their summary of the 78 percent statistic was incomplete. Here is what my SI story said: “Reports from a host of sources (athletes, players’ associations, agents and financial advisers) indicate that: By the time they have been retired for two years, 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.”I called up the California Institute of Technology’s Kyle Carlson, one of the authors of the working paper, and mentioned this discrepancy. I pointed out that excluding the details about joblessness and divorce helped mask the difficulty of measuring a personal, complex issue. Financial health cannot be comprehensively captured by whether a person filed for bankruptcy or not. That their results are “quite different” from, well, an entirely different study should be surprising to approximately zero people.Bankruptcy, by definition, is an elective legal proceeding wherein a person publicly admits an inability to pay outstanding debts. It is also a sufficient but absolutely not necessary condition for defining financial stress; for various reasons, bankruptcy and financial stress can even be mutually exclusive. In my reporting, I have met athlete after athlete who knew to avoid the headline-generating shame of a bankruptcy filing. Even if their finances remained a shambles. Even if they were, by any reasonable standard, broke.Consider former NBA guard Allen Iverson, or ex-NFL receiver Raghib “Rocket” Ismail — whose case, by no coincidence, leads off that SI story — both of whom never filed for bankruptcy despite squandering their pro fortunes.“Bankruptcy is only one measure of a person’s status,” Carlson admitted to me. “It’s what we could get data on. There are many other ways in which a person could be in financial trouble. You might think of our number as maybe a lower bound for the number of guys who are actually in trouble.”And yet what Carlson called a “narrow” academic paper was promising a definitive analysis of a larger, albeit related, problem. Due to the academic marketplace — “Publish or perish” is an idiom for a reason — working papers tend to be hungry and ambitious. The goal is to make it into a journal and contribute knowledge to the world. But it can be tough to find the kind of dramatic angle that makes for an eye-catching study.Measuring financial health just through bankruptcy would be the equivalent of, say, assessing the mental health of a population by just tracking suicide rates, ignoring any other indicators of psychological stress. Pain isn’t exclusively about disaster.You often hear data people say that sample size matters. It’s not just size, though; it’s also the quality of the sample itself. Yes, the authors tell us about 2,016 players who were drafted by NFL teams between 1996 and 2003. But thanks to the relative inaccessibility of data on undrafted players, they also left out every player who didn’t begin his career by shaking hands with an NFL executive on a televised stage. In 2013, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, 638 undrafted players were on active rosters for at least one game — a staggering 31.4 percent of the entire NFL. And that does not even include the drafted or undrafted players who never make it to an active roster, toiling instead on the practice squad or injured reserve.My 78 percent number from 2009 is limited in its own ways, admittedly. I did not conduct the study myself, and, as I told Carlson, I wish I had access to all its component parts. But the statistic was vetted by multiple NFL and NFL Players Association sources who asked not to be quoted or only be quoted anonymously. Several of them shared with me that the stat had been presented at confidential meetings they attended. It was the last, best estimate anyone in this industry had seen; in the six years since SI published the article, neither the PR-obsessed NFL nor the Players Association has disputed the number’s validity in public.What the NFL did instead was eventually market its own study, published months after my SI article in 2009, with findings that were more pessimistic than the NBER working paper’s but more optimistic than the ones in my article. The league supplied University of Michigan researchers with an even more rarified sample of players: pension-eligible retirees, meaning those who had played a minimum of three years. The average career length among those interviewed was 7.3 seasons, far longer than the NFL average.4The NFL says the average length of a player’s career is six years, but that only counts players who make it onto a club’s opening-day roster in their rookie year. Several non-league sources estimate that the average for all players is closer to three or four years. “We had no way to include players with shorter careers,” one of the Michigan authors, David Weir, wrote to me in 2012, “and I would certainly agree that they would be an interesting group to know more about.” That same year, I received an email from an NFL PR person with the following results for me to chew on: “45% (age 50+) and 48% (age 30-49) of retired players said that they have at some point ‘experienced significant losses in business or financial investments.’”None of this was a direct comparison to the number cited in my article, not even close. But said PR person nevertheless included his own note, colored in bright red font: “a far cry from 78 percent.”The NFL has already convinced thousands of men to devote themselves to the pursuit of a lifestyle that is unsustainable at best and fictional at worst. Some of the enablers of this dream include, but are not limited to: the league’s financial literacy programs, which have historically failed to instill basic principles; the NFL Players Association’s certification program for financial advisers, which supposedly vetted a number of moneymen who reportedly allowed players to lose more than $300 million in recent years; and the players themselves, who are pressured to exaggerate the opulence of their existence.Even academics are susceptible. “I don’t think there’s really a problem with either of our numbers,” Carlson told me. “They’re really measuring different things.”That last sentence isn’t a great headline, no. But it’s 100 percent true. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Listen: Pablo Torre Discusses His Piece On Our Sports Podcast Seven years ago, I started reporting a piece for Sports Illustrated on the financial health of NFL players — a whole lot of them went broke soon after leaving the league. Ever since then, I’ve been seeking reliable statistics to help define the scope of a complicated problem. Just how many athletes emerge financially imperiled once their pro salaries dry up?And so my brain’s wonkiest pleasure centers lit up recently when an economist friend emailed me a PDF that bills itself as a new, “comprehensive” study of that very issue. What I wasn’t expecting was for the study — in the course of selling itself to the public — to train its sights on me.Presenting the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Working Paper No. 21085, “Bankruptcy Rates Among NFL Players with Short-Lived Income Spikes.” The researchers who put it together used Pro-Football-Reference.com to compile a list of 2,016 players who were drafted by NFL teams between 1996 and 2003. They then gave that list to a third-party service,1Since the working paper itself did not explain how the researchers managed to unearth addresses for 2,016 men whose homes and employers were scattered across the country, I asked one of the authors, Kyle Carlson of the California Institute of Technology, how they managed it. He is the one who provided me with this information. asking it to search for recorded addresses that matched those names, and had another service scan for bankruptcy filings that fit both the names and the addresses.The study’s big finding: Of the 471 draftees2This total was also provided to me by Carlson. who had been retired for at least 12 years, 74, or 15.7 percent, had filed for bankruptcy by year 12. By Pablo S. Torre read more

Matt Barnes Used Homophobic Slur When Arrested

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes used a homophobic slur at a police officer during his arrest in late July.The police dashboard video, which was obtained by TMZ.com, shows Barnes waiting on the side of the road with his wife in the presence of a couple of Manhattan Beach (Calif.) police officers. Much of the video shows his wife asking the police officers repeatedly why they have been detained. After a lengthy argument, an officer tells Barnes that there is a warrant for his arrest.As officers pull Barnes’ hands out of his pockets, he tells one not to touch him, but they do put handcuffs on him. As they start to walk him away, Barnes says: “You’re the f—— f—– who followed me.”Barnes was arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer. He had an outstanding traffic warrant after being stopped twice before that incident and being cited for driving without a license.Barnes issued an apology that was run on TMZ.com.“I would like to apologize for the unfortunate language I used,” he said. “I know that certain words are extremely hurtful.“I meant absolutely no disrespect to anyone. This comment, spoken in the heat of a difficult moment, does not accurately reflect my actual point of view.”Barnes’ reference during his arrest to being followed likely stemmed from his contention that the same police officer who had ticketed him before waited hours for him to leave a restaurant to arrest him the third time.“I couldn’t believe it was the same guy,” Barnes told ESPN The Magazine after his arrest.The Manhattan Beach police department denied that Barnes was specifically targeted.“If Mr. Barnes has an arrest warrant and chooses to come into the city the onus is on him,” officer Stephanie Martin, a Manhattan Beach PD spokesperson, told ESPN The Magazine. “This is a small town and we’re aware of many individuals who have warrants.”Barnes was the Lakers’ top-scoring reserve last season, averaging 7.8 points per game. He signed with the Clippers in the offseason. read more

5 NBA Little Men Who Would Have Been as

Michael Jordan is universally considered the greatest basketball player of all time, and rightfully so. His game was a combination of skill, heart, effort and guts, and he elevated the Chicago Bulls to six championships. Here are five smaller men who might have equaled Jordan if they were physically his equal.

The Backup QB Who Gets Paid A Lot To Never Play

Quarterback Chase Daniel is guaranteed to make at least $7 million over the next two years playing football for the Chicago Bears. But Daniel is unlike most of the NFL signal callers who lock in that type of money: There’s a very good chance he won’t actually be playing football.Teams usually deal with the backup quarterback position in one of two ways: Invest in young talent to push the incumbent starter to a higher level of play — and potentially usurp the starter down the road — or hire a veteran with a dad bod to effectively be another coach with a clipboard, providing mentorship and game-management advice. Daniel is certainly the latter. And yet, after a season in which a backup quarterback hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and another brought his team to the NFC Championship Game, the position is unquestionably important.It also might be the best gig in the NFL. The backup QB is the player who sees the least amount of time on the field — and has an infinitesimal chance of injury — while still cashing a hefty paycheck. In nine seasons as a professional, Daniel has started two games and attempted 78 passes. To put that in perspective, Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger attempted 66 passes in a single game last season.But what the 31-year-old Daniel lacks in experience, he makes up for in income. Perhaps no player in the history of the sport has monetized the position of backup quarterback to the degree the Missouri graduate has. This offseason, Chicago signed Daniel to back up its franchise quarterback of the future, Mitch Trubisky. If Daniel plays a significant amount this year, something has gone very wrong for the Bears. But the team still rewarded him with a two-year, $10 million deal with $7 million guaranteed. Only 18 quarterbacks currently have a higher percentage of guaranteed money, and that list is largely made up of marquee players, like Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins, and novice quarterbacks who were taken early in the NFL draft — players whose contracts are locked in by the rookie wage scale.1Daniel trails just 35 quarterbacks in terms of total guaranteed money.Daniel has generated $24.3 million over his career. That equates to $311,594 per pass thrown or $261,337 per yard ran. Daniel is No. 72 on the all-time earnings list among quarterbacks. Should he receive all $10 million of his deal, his career earnings would stretch to $34.3 million; only 51 quarterbacks have ever netted that much over a career.2Clearly, resources have changed. The 2018 NFL salary cap reached $177.2 million, a 412 percent increase from the $34.6 million it was set at in 1994, the year the cap was introduced. Contracts signed even five years ago hardly compare with the ones signed this offseason. There’s a reason that Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly earned less total money than Joey Harrington.Consider that, among the top 100 quarterbacks all time in career earnings, the average gunslinger started 93 games, threw for 21,817 yards and amassed 134 touchdowns through the air. Daniel’s figures scarcely compare. In his first four seasons carrying a clipboard in New Orleans, Daniel attempted just nine passes. Then came two productive seasons in Kansas City in 2013 and 2014 in which he started a game each. But over the past three seasons, Daniel has heaved precisely three passes. By comparison, Johnny Hekker has attempted three times as many passes over that stretch. Johnny Hekker, by the way, is a punter.All this isn’t to say that Daniel can’t sling the ball around. When he was a Heisman Trophy finalist at the University of Missouri, Daniel threw for at least 400 yards four separate times. But since he made it to the NFL, he has as many interceptions as he does touchdowns.3One of each.We can use Approximate Value4Pro-Football-Reference.com’s method of approximating a player’s value in any given season. to evaluate a player’s on-field impact more comprehensively. Offensive standouts like Aaron Rodgers, Todd Gurley II and Antonio Brown might produce a single-season AV of 15. League-average offensive players might produce a single-season AV of around 5. Daniel has produced a career AV of 2. The last time Daniel brought measurable on-field value to his team was 2014, when he played for the Chiefs. In fact, the only quarterback since the 1970 merger who accumulated less approximate value over the first eight years in which he accumulated any statistics was Doug Pederson, now the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.5Daniel played for Pederson in 2016. In the same time frame, only 24 players across all positions accumulated less approximate value than Daniel over their first eight years in the league.To get a better understanding of suitable player compensation, we can divide a player’s career earnings by his AV to roughly distill how much the player was paid to perform. Daniel has earned $12,152,158.50 per AV point. No other active player ranked in the top 250 in career earnings has netted more than $3.4 million per AV point, with the average player on the list earning less than $900,000 per AV point.A sizeable portion of this has to do with opportunity. Daniel has barely seen the field in the past three seasons, appearing in only four total games. It’s no wonder he hasn’t been getting the reps, though. Upon entering the league, Daniel served as a backup to Drew Brees from 2009 to 2012, Alex Smith from 2013 to 2015, Carson Wentz in 2016 and Brees again last season. Playing second fiddle (or, in some cases, third) to an all-time great, an above-average talent and a recent MVP candidate is nothing to sneer at. And given that understanding, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Daniel has thrown fewer passes over his first eight NFL seasons than any quarterback in league history.The average NFL career is short — about 3.3 years. That’s what happens when you play a sport where each play feels like a car crash. Quarterbacks fare longer, with an average career span of 4.4 years. Daniel has more than doubled that. It can’t hurt that he’s only been sacked seven times in his career; no quarterback has been dropped less over his first full eight seasons. For comparison, at this point in his career, Steve Young had already been tackled behind the line of scrimmage 146 times. As Daniel told The Athletic, “I don’t have any mileage on my body.”Despite hardly playing, Daniel is a success story in many respects. Only 21 undrafted quarterbacks since the 1970 merger saw in-game action in at least nine seasons. Daniel will likely be the 22nd. And while his career has been a far cry from the Warren Moons and Tony Romos of the world, he at least has a Super Bowl ring.Right now, even Daniel’s own teammates don’t always recognize him (for real). One injury could change that and thrust Daniel into a role of utmost importance. This would be the opportunity that has eluded him his entire career — even if his bank account suggests otherwise. read more

Football OSUs success motivated by enjoying the little things

The OSU football team and cheerleaders sing “Carmen” following the Buckeyes 62-3 win over Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes were riding high until they ran into a roadblock at Penn State. OSU lost its first game of the season after multiple games that sprung criticism of the offensive play-calling. The defeat prompted OSU coach Urban Meyer to give an alarming opinion on where the team should be at the moment.“We’re not a great team right now,” Meyer said after the Penn State game. “We gotta come back and keep swinging.”Since then, OSU has been playing its best football of the season and is in the heart of the College Football Playoff picture. But the turnaround after Penn State wasn’t the easiest thing. Several players vocalized the importance of learning from the humbling experience. However, it’s one thing to say it, and it’s another thing to actually learn from the mistakes and apply those lessons.For OSU, it is the appreciation of the little things that has made a difference.“If you don’t appreciate the little things of life, those things go away,” said redshirt junior guard Billy Price. “You just have to appreciate winning around here. Wins in the Big Ten are hard; I mean really, really hard. So you have to appreciate every little thing.”Price and the rest of the offensive line were responsible for six sacks and 11 tackles for loss against Penn State. The unit gathered itself and returned to give redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett the pocket he needed to make plays in the passing game. Barrett had arguably his two best games of the year against Nebraska and Maryland. Combined, he gained over 600 yards and has been responsible for eight touchdowns the past two weeks.On the defensive side of the football, redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said that the Silver Bullets are also buying into the little things since the Penn State game. He said that the unit was already strong, but adversity brought them together. He added that the bond among the players is paramount in November.“I think we’re only guaranteed like 13 more days together. These seasons, they roll by and people move on,”  Lewis said. “You have to value that time and that bond with your brothers because you’ll never get it back.”The timing of three top-four teams losing and OSU hitting its peak production couldn’t be better. OSU’s offense scored 60 points in back-to-back games for the first time in 20 years. Ranked No. 2 in the College Football Playoff poll, OSU looks to be in a prime spot to make its second final four in three seasons.Michigan’s loss to Iowa on Saturday makes the path to the Big Ten Championship Game a bit complicated for OSU. If OSU and Penn State both win out, the Nittany Lions will represent the Big Ten East in Indianapolis on Dec. 3 by way of a head-to-head tiebreaker. Despite that, Barrett and redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard voiced their opinions on the team’s CFP fate.They see it like this: OSU wins out, the Buckeyes are in.However, the team is focused on Michigan State. Following the Maryland game, Meyer made that apparent.“November is here and we got a big one coming one week from today,” he said. read more

Romagnoli will be AC Milans new captain

first_imgThe ex-Roma footballer believes he has grown with the Rossoneri and has so much to offer his clubAC Milan has a new captain, and it’s a young defender.With only 23 years of age, Alessio Romagnoli has been confirmed by the Rossoneri as the new leader of the team.The center-back spoke to MilanTV, as reported on The Offside, about what this means for his career.“How I feel at Milan? I have grown and I have learned more about this world, about the daily life of the Milan world,” he said.“It’s nice; I feel well here in Milano, I’m very happy to stay. I hope to continue at this club for many years.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We must focus on improving, all together, winning and becoming that Milan that was so fun to watch and won so many trophies. We definitely have to improve and do better than last year,” he added.“We need to do much better than the first half of last campaign and to continue to grow together, to finish better in the standings and to raise the bar.”But he aims not to win only locally, but also in Europe.“We have the Europa League and many beautiful challenges ahead of us. We have a very young squad but many experienced players as well, so the goal is to continue improving,” he commented.“We must avoid mistakes and all the distractions that we had last year. Unfortunately, we had them in Madrid too and in other games. We must improve”.last_img read more

Empoli match a must win for Milans Gattuso

first_imgThe team’s manager believes his club can take the three points home when these two teams play each other tomorrow nightFor AC Milan’s boss Gennaro Gattuso the match between his team an Empoli is a “must win.”Both teams will play each other tomorrow night, as part of Matchday 6 of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.“We must win, I’m not looking for the perfect match but I want to take home the three points. It won’t be easy, they are good at moving the ball around and they strikers make the right movement. We really need a win,” he told the club’s official website.“We hadn’t scored at home to Atalanta in two years, but we wanted to win it. We played the game we had to play, but all of sudden we stopped and they had seven shots in the space of 25 minutes.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We struggle when we have to run deep and trackback. Too many times it looks like we don’t like running but we also need to learn how to do the things we don’t like,” he explained.“When on the ball we know what to do. We need a change in mentality when off the ball. We don’t have time to wait, we are lacking some grit”.“We are leaving too many points behind, but we are not doing that bad. We need to keep believing in our qualities,” Gattuso continued.“I agree with the club: we need to improve our fifth-sixth place mentality and remedy mistakes that are preventing us from playing with continuity. At times we should be more clinical. We are lacking belief, it happens that we are afraid we won’t win, as it happened against Atalanta”.last_img read more

Everton transfer Marco Silva may Resign over transfer deal

first_imgEverton manager Marco Silva says he will resign his position if the club sells Idrissa Gana Gueye.According to reports in France, the Toffees rejected Paris Saint-Germain’s initial offer of £21.5million on Monday but the player seems determined to move to the club.Marco Silva says the player missed Tuesday night encounter with Huddersfield due to injury noting thqat he intends to keep the player.“We tried to be honest with all of you and with our fans. After the match I tried to find out if something new has happened because I expected your question and there’s nothing new,” he told Express.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“He has a minor problem with his groin. No new offers and hopefully he can continue with us.“I don’t know about a new offer or not. Nobody has told me. We were in the hotel last night preparing for the game, fully focused on the match.“I know the market is open until January 31, it’s always tough for us, but about the new offer, £30million, nothing came true.“I asked 10 minutes ago if there was something new, but there is not.”last_img read more

Residents to Police Get dat tief outta here

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 15, 2016 – Blue Hills has again helped to take crime off the streets and out of their neighborhood; a would be robber was tackled to the ground and held, by residents, at a popular store until Police arrived on the scene; it happened last night.They say the man is from Kew, North Caicos and his photograph is floating all over social and mobile media but most striking was some amateur video which showed officers, including Commissioner James Smith carting the man off, stuffing him into a Police cruiser and the shouts from residents as they did so.  There were lots of expletives, but in the mix of the cursing were words of undeniable resolve as people rallied around the cry and against the attempted theft at what is known as the African store on Millennium Highway.We’ve posted a clean version of that video at Magnetic Media Fanpage on Facebook where you can hear residents shouting, “What!!! Carry that bouy, carry him, let’s beat him, thief, thief, come all the way from down the road, to come down here, carry this dude boy!!”Police are hailing the bravery of the residents and encouraging communities to remain united against crime.  Saturday Shooter wanted by Police, escapes into Kew Town again.  Police are hoping that these anti crime stances will also help them get to the bottom of a situation in Kew Town around 3:30am Saturday after they had to shut down the La Familia Bar.A man, standing some distance from the Police, reportedly fired shots at them and hit several cars with the stray bullets.  Press Officer, Kevin Clarke said Police opted not to return fire because the area was buzzing with civilians, who were also scrambling to get out of the way the gunfire of that lone man.The man was wearing black, ran off into bushes and got away.  Police need help in identifying this man so if you were at the La Familiar Bar and know something, call 1 800 TIPS that’s 1 800 8477; where you can give information anonymously. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#citizensarrestinbluehills, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

OBITUARY Mary E Howard Cleary 90

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — CLEARY, Mary E. (Howard), of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully on April 27th surrounded by her loving family Devoted wife for 35 years to the late Edward J. Cleary. Beloved mother of Jean Kelly, Lt. Col. USAF, retired and her husband Charles, Maj. USAF retired of Lynn Haven, FL, Edward Cleary and his wife Mary of Brockton, Judith Moffatt and her husband Richard of Wilmington, Richard Cleary and his wife Sandra of Danvers and Mary Ellen Pothier and her husband Paul of Wilmington. Sister of the late Eleanor Ruelle and David Howard. Cherished grandmother of Richard Moffatt and his companion Laura, Tracy Moffatt and her Fiance Eric, Meaghan Kelly, Bryan Cleary and his fiancee Jamie, Joseph Moffatt and his wife Nicole, Patrick Kelly and his fiancee Alexa, Matthew Cleary and his wife Kayce, Lauren Cleary and her companion Phill, Edward Cleary and his fiancee Matthew, Emily Pothier, Stephen Cleary and his fiancee Ashley and Daniel Pothier. Also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Alexis Moffatt, Olivia Moffatt, Skylar Cleary, Cooper Kendrick and Kiley Moffatt as well as many nieces and nephews.Mary was born in Malden on December 19, 1928 to Anna and David Howard and shared a wonderful childhood with her siblings, Eleanor and David. She graduated from Girls Catholic High School in 1946 and continued her education at Wyndham secretarial school, graduating in 1947. Mary worked as a medical secretary for many years at an oral surgery practice in Medford. In 1953, Mary married Edward Cleary and they resided in Malden with their five children. Mary and Edward were married for 35 years before Edward passed away in 1989. Mary moved to Wilmington in 2002 to be closer to her daughters Mary Ellen and Judy.Mary’s many loves included shopping, gambling and donating money Publishers Clearing House (proud member since 1969) Mary’s greatest joy in life, however was spending time with her family. Mary was a faithful Catholic and attended almost daily mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Wilmington.Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, (Maplewood Square) MALDEN on Thursday, May 2 at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St., Malden at 10 AM. Visiting Hours in the Carroll Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.Mary E. (Howard) Cleary(NOTE: The above obituary is from Carroll Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Kilpatrick) Valente, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Mary R. (Causi) Marinello, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Reverend Paul W. Berube, 84In “Obituaries”last_img read more

The Galaxy Note 10 has no headphone jack confirmed

first_imgSamsung said another beneficial side effect of losing the jack is that it enables designers to reduce the amount of bezel around the screen. “With the Note, what you’re seeing is the culmination of slimming down the bezel to maximize the screen size,” said Suzanne de Silva, Samsung America’s head of product management. The Motorola Moto Z and the Apple’s iPhone 7 were the first “modern” phones to ditch a 3.5mm output in 2016 (the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, lacked one back in 2008). Since then, most high-end phones have removed built-in headphone jacks, although most will work with adapters. Earlier iPhones included adapters in the box, but in 2018 Apple stopped including them as well. The China-only Galaxy A8S was Samsung’s first phone to dispense with the headphone jack, while the now-delayed Galaxy Fold and reversible-camera Galaxy A80 also follow suit. Meanwhile, Samsung declined to comment on whether next year’s Galaxy S11 would also lack a 3.5mm output. But with the Note 10 pulling the trigger, it’s hard to imagine its successor bringing the jack back from the dead. Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB, ocean blue) Sprint Preview • Four days with the Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the good and bad so far Samsung told CNET that its own surveys of Galaxy S and Note buyers said a majority — around 70% — used Bluetooth instead of the headphone jack.  “One thing we looked at is what people are actually doing on their device. Far and away for Note, people are using Bluetooth audio. The headphone jack just isn’t getting the usage we used to see,” said Caleb Slavin, Samsung America’s senior manager of product management. Galaxy Note and Note 10 Plus are here to wow you $799 Verizon Wireless Samsung Event Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus: Samsung’s two new phones kill the headphone jack Samsung has a new insanely thin laptop Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G will cost $1,300 and start as a Verizon exclusive Everything unveiled at Samsung Unpacked Full coverage of Samsung’s event News • Grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $719 $799 62 Photos Best Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lacks a headphone jack and instead will ship with USB-C earbuds Sarah Tew/CNET It’s official: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 has become the company’s first flagship phone to ship without a headphone jack, following other phones designed to work primarily with wireless Bluetooth headphones, such as the Apple iPhone and forthcoming Galaxy Fold. Samsung announced two main versions of the Note 10 at an event in New York today: the 6.3-inch Note 10 and the 6.8-inch Note 10 Plus. All phones include a nearly bezel-less Cinematic Infinity Display and at least three separate cameras on the rear.   While the Note 10s won’t include Bluetooth headphones in the package, they will ship with a pair of wired AKG earbuds that plug into the phone’s USB-C port. Meanwhile the official 3.5mm-to-USB adapter dongle is a $10 option — not included in the box. Phones Headphones $999 10:55center_img Review • Note 10 launch could still give Note 9 sales a jolt See it Related Links Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus look incredible $999 Share your voice See It See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Samsung 1 Tags Now playing: Watch this: Comment See It Samsung Galaxy Note 9last_img read more

Budget Deficit India Slashes Healthcare Budget by Almost a Fifth

first_imgIn a sign of despair over the budget deficit, the Narendra Modi government has decided to cut almost 20% of its health budget for the current fiscal. India, the world’s second most populous nation, spends no more than 1% of its GDP on healthcare and its public spending on healthcare is among the lowest in the world. ReutersThe United Nation estimates that a third of the world’s poorest — at 1.2 billion people — live in India. The move puts at risk a fragile population whose means to healthcare is likely to dry up.Officials from the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday that more than ₹6,000 crore has been slashed from the current budget allocation for the year ending 31 March 2015. The original budget allocation was around  ₹30,000 crore.The Narendra Modi government came to power riding on promises of upgradation of basic health infrastructure and making medical services affordable to the poor, but the finance ministry, headed by Arun Jaitley, has ordered the cut in spending overriding the protests of the health ministry at a recent meeting, according to Reuters.The finance ministry struggled to find the necessary means to achieve its 4.1% GDP deficit for the current fiscal and it has initiated disinvestments in state-owned organisations, and still may fall short of meeting its own target.On the other hand, private healthcare industry is expanding at a annual clip of about 15%, making the nation one of the preferred destinations for treatment, when it comes to people living abroad along with the ’emerging middleclass.’However, public spending on healthcare has rarely seen the growth needed to keep pace with other economic factors. Many in India, particularly the tribal population have to walk for a day or more to reach the nearest hospital to their settlement, only to realise that the government-funded mechanism cannot help them.India witnesses more newborn deaths than even poorer nations. Diarrhoea in children alone claims 10 lakh children a year, and the recent deaths of women who underwent sterilisation shocked the nation. Another incident saw people with cataracts being operated on for free by an NGO, only to lose their vision permanently.The cut in spending puts this very population at a higher risk.Universal Healthcare ProgrammeThe Narendra Modi government has plans to launch a universal healthcare programme, aiming to cover those who have little to no recourse to sufficient healthcare facilities. The plan would see citizens benefiting from free drugs, diagnostic treatments and insurance benefit.The programme is estimated to cost the exchequer about $25 billion over four years, but with the current cut in spending it is unclear as to how the programme would be funded.HIV/AIDS Funding Drops by 30%The finance ministry has also directed a spending cut in India’s HIV/AIDS programme by almost₹1,300 crore. ReutersUnited Nations AIDS programme estimates put India at the third spot in the number of patients affected by the disease. In the Asia-Pacific region, India tops in the number of deaths as a result of immunodeficiency.October saw India tethering on the edge of running out of free medication, required to treat the disease with fingers pointing at bureaucratic delays. The crisis was averted by the timely assistance of pharmaceutical companies and global health organisations.New Delhi based Leena Menghaney worries that government support for health is being undone and they may lose the battle against HIV in the long run.last_img read more

Smart NID card distribution kicks off in 27 districts

first_imgThe Election Commission on Friday started the distribution of smart national identity (NID) cards in 27 districts of the country, reports UNB.Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda opened the distribution process through video conferencing from the Nirbachan Bhaban at Agargaon in the capital.Deputy commissioners and district election officers from eight districts – Gopalganj, Bogra, Patuakhali, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Pabna, Gaibandha and Netrakona– joined the video conference.In the last month, the EC decided to complete the distribution of smart NID cards across the country by December 2018 with a view to providing all voters with the cards before the next general election.The EC earlier started the distribution of smart NID cards in the areas of the country’s 11 city corporations after launching the distribution process in October 2016. The areas where the distribution of the machine readable cards was opened on Friday are Kurigram Sadar upazila, Lalmonirhat Sadar, Panchagarh Sadar, Gaibandha Sadar, Nilphamari Sadar, Dinajpur Sadar, Thakurgaon Sadar, Bogra Sadar, Joypurhat Sadar, Pabna Sadar, Meherpur Sadar, Bagerhat Sadar, Narail Sadar, Pirojpur Sadar, Patuakhali Sadar, Jhalakathi Sadar, Barguna Sadar, Tungipara of Gopalganj, Shariatpur Sadar, Netrakona Sadar, Habiganj Sadar, Sunamganj Sadar, Noakhali Sadar, Bandarban Sadar, Khagrachhari Sadar, Cox’s Bazar Sadar, and Rangamati Sadar.last_img read more

Two drug traders found dead in two districts

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationPolice recovered the bodies of two suspected drug traders in Alamdanga upazila of Chuadanga and Tangail sadar upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.In Chuadanga, police recovered the body of a suspected drug trader from Satkopat area in Alamdanga upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased Oltu Mandal, 27, son of Mohasin Ali, a resident of Gobindapur village and accused in 12 drug cases.Abu Zihad Fakhrul Alam Khan, officer-in-charge of Alamdanga police station, said locals spotted the bullet-ridden body of Oltu around 10:00am and informed police.Later, police recovered the body and sent it to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.Police said Oltu might have been killed following an enmity over sharing of money earned through drug business.Meanwhile, in Tangail, police recovered the bullet hit body of an alleged drug paddler from a playground in Charaberibandh area of Sadar upazila.The deceased Abdul Mannan, 45, is son of Ali Hossain of Kandapara area in Tangail Municipality area.Sayedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tangail Model Police Station, said Mannan was killed in a gunfight between two gangs of drug traders around 3:30am at Charaberibandh area.Later, in the morning police recovered the body, he said.Police also recovered a pistol, three shells and 200 pieces of yaba pills from the spot, he added.Mannan, a well-known yaba trader, was wanted in six drug related cases filed with Sadar Model Police Station, he added.Sanjit Kumar Roy, Superintendent of Tangail Police, said Mannan was killed in a factional clash.With the latest one, at least 117 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ with members of law enforcement agencies while 39 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups during the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.last_img read more

Mayor Pleads With Public To Come Forward With Information On Death Of

first_imgEd MayberryMayor Sylvester Turner appeals to the public information about the murder of 11-year old Josue Flores.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is making an appeal for anyone with information about the murder of 11-year-old Josue Flores to come forward.“I want to make a personal appeal,” Turner said in a press conference on Monday. “If you have any information of any of the person who may have committed this crime, I am personally asking for people in this city or people with that information, to make that information readily available to the police.”  Sixth-grader Josue Flores was stabbed to death while walking home from his school north of downtown Houston last Tuesday.“I don’t want this particular crime to continue to linger, and I don’t want it to destroy communities or destroy our city,” Turner said. “I just believe that there is somebody out there that knows something about the person that committed this crime. I’m asking you to think about this family and to think about this community and to think about this city.” Houston police dropped a murder charge against Che Calhoun after investigators were able to confirm he was in Pearland when the crime was committed.Residents in North Houston say they’re upset the killer is still at large.Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. The reward has been increased to $15,000. Sharelast_img read more

The New Face of HPV Cases of Throat Cancer in Men Soon

first_imgWikipediaMD Anderson Cancer Center – Main BuildingThe national increase in cases of oropharyngeal cancer related to the human papilloma virus is troubling, because there is no screening test to catch it early, like the Pap test for cervical cancer.The oropharynx is the area of the throat behind the mouth, and includes the tonsils and the base of the tongue. Oropharyngeal cancer is increasing in both men and women, but for reasons that aren’t well understood, male patients are outnumbering female patients by five to one, according to Dr. Erich Sturgis, a head and neck surgeon at MD Anderson Cancer Center. “It’s usually a man, and he notices it when he’s shaving. He notices a lump there,” Sturgis said. “That lump is actually the spread of the cancer from the tonsil or the base of the tongue to a lymph node. That means it’s already stage three at least.”In the U.S., the number of oropharyngeal cancers caused by HPV are predicted to exceed the number of cervical cancers by 2020, Stugis said. “With cervical cancer, we’ve seen declining numbers well before we had vaccination, and that’s due to the Pap smear being introduced back in the late 50s,” he said. “But we don’t have a screening mechanism for pharynx cancer.”Research on an effective screening test for early-stage pharynx cancer is still underway.The reasons for the disproportionate effect on men are unknown. One theory is that people are engaging in more oral sex, but that doesn’t explain why men are more affected than women. Some suspect hormonal differences between men and women may be involved, and others hypothesize that it takes longer for women to “clear” the viral infection from their genitals, compared to men, according to Sturgis.  One of Sturgis’s patients, Bert Noojin, is an attorney in Alabama. He felt a little knot in his neck in early 2011.Carrie FeibelIt took three trips to his primary care doctor, then a visit with an otolaryngologist before he was referred for a biopsy. Noojin was diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer, but he still felt fine.“It was still hard for me to believe I was sick in any way,” he recalled. “I didn’t even have a serious sore throat.”After being diagnosed, Noojin came to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for a second opinion and to pursue treatment. It was less than three months from when he first felt the knot, but an oncologist warned him the cancer was spreading fast.“He said ‘Well, you need to start treatment right away’  and I said, ‘Well, do I have a week or 10 days to go home and get some things in order?’ and he said ‘No.’” “He said ‘If you leave here, and you’re not part of our treatment plan when you leave here, I don’t think we’ll be able to help you.’ That is how far this disease had progressed, in such a very short time.” The prognosis for HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer is good, especially compared to patients whose throat cancer is caused by heavy use of tobacco or alcohol, according to Sturgis.  Between 75 and 80 percent of patients with the HPV-related type survive more than five years.But the treatment is difficult, and can include “long-term swallowing problems, long-term problems with carotid artery narrowing, and long-term troubles with the teeth and jaw bone, and things that can cause a need for major surgeries later.”In the summer of 2011, Noojin began chemotherapy and radiation at MD Anderson. He struggled with pain, nausea, and swallowing, and had to get a temporary feeding tube.“Your throat just shuts down,” he said. “You’re burned on the inside. Just swallowing your own saliva, as an instinct, hurts.”Noojin lost 45 pounds during treatment but feels lucky to have survived. He went back to his law practice in Alabama.Noojin learned that cancers related to HPV, which is sexually transmitted, are cloaked in shame and guilt.He experienced this first-hand when his marriage fell apart during his recovery. His wife was traumatized by the difficult months of treatment, he said. In addition, she irrationally blamed herself for giving him the virus, even though he was probably exposed many years earlier. He tried to comfort her and dispel her guilt, but they eventually divorced.“I was married over two decades, but I was married previously, and she was married previously,” he said. “It just makes no sense for any of this to have a stigma.”An estimated 80 percent of America women and 90 percent of men contract HPV at some point in their lives, usually when they’re young and first become sexually active. But the cancers caused by HPV can take years to develop.“It’s a virus. It’s not anybody’s fault,” Noojin said.He echoed the public health experts in calling for an end to the silence and shame, and a shift to a focus on prevention.“All of what I went through, and all of what hundreds of thousands of men, and women, because of cervical cancer – what they have gone through is avoidable for the next many generations … if we just got serious about making sure our kids get vaccinated.”The series of three shots can be given as early as age nine, but must be completed before the age of 26 to be effective. Currently, the completion rate for young women in the U.S. is less than 50 percent. Among young men, it’s less than 30 percent. That’s why experts warn these particular cancers will still be a problem decades from now. 00:00 /04:00 X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Documents Shed Light On Decision To Add Census Citizenship Question

first_img Share Why did Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the census, approve adding a hotly contested citizenship question to 2020 census forms?Ross has said the driving force is the need for more accurate citizenship data, which he wants to collect during the next once-a-decade headcount of every person in the country as required by the U.S. Constitution.The question was requested this past December by the Justice Department, which says it needs data from the census to better enforce the Voting Rights Act’s provisions against racial discrimination. Since the law was enacted in 1965, the federal government has relied on estimates of the citizen population based on Census Bureau surveys involving a sample of U.S. households.But critics of the new citizenship question — including more than two dozen states and cities who are taking the Trump administration to court to remove it — say they are skeptical of the Justice Department’s reasoning. They’re concerned that a question about citizenship status — a topic that the Census Bureau has not asked all households since 1950 — will discourage noncitizens from participating in the census, especially given the increased immigration enforcement and rise of anti-immigrant rhetoric under President Trump.On Friday, the Commerce Department released 1,320 pages of internal memos, emails and other documents related to Ross’s decision as part of the lawsuits against the citizenship question. They provide some new insight into the behind-the-scenes discussions leading up to the commerce secretary’s controversial announcement in March — one that could have ripple effects on the 2020 census results that will be used to reallocate congressional seats, draw legislative districts and distribute an estimated $800 billion a year in federal funds.Census Bureau officials warned about a “very costly” citizenship questionIn a Jan. 19 internal memo prepared for Ross, the Census Bureau’s chief scientist, John Abowd, wrote that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census “is very costly, harms the quality of the census count, and would use substantially less accurate citizenship status data than are available” from existing government records at other federal agencies.Ross has said that he believes the cost of this last-minute change to the 2020 census would not be significant and has been factored into updated cost estimates. Still, Abowd projected that it would raise the price tag for the national headcount by at least $27.5 million, which he described as a “conservative estimate” given the possible need for more door-knocking and other follow-up efforts to get noncitizen households to take part in the census.“At the direction of Steve Bannon,” Kris Kobach spoke with Ross about a citizenship questionIn a July 2017 email to Ross’s chief of staff, Wendy Teramoto, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Steve Bannon — the former White House strategist — directed Kobach to speak on the phone with Ross in 2017 during the early months of the Trump administration about the then lack of a citizenship question on the census. Kobach had once helped lead Trump’s now-dissolved voter fraud commission.Neither Kobach nor Bannon have responded to NPR’s requests for comment about this email. A Commerce Department spokesperson would not provide any details about the phone call between Kobach and Ross. “The Kobach email is one out of over 500 pages of stakeholder records produced in the administrative record,” the spokesperson wrote in an email. “The notion that Secretary Ross decided to reinstate the citizenship question in response to a single email is clearly disproved by the robust administrative record.”Kobach told Ross including “aliens” in census numbers for congressional reapportionment is a “problem”In another July 2017 email, Kobach wrote to Ross that he was concerned that “aliens who do not actually ‘reside’ in the United States are still counted” in census numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets.Noncitizens have been included in past population counts used for reapportioning seats in the House of Representatives among states ever since the first census in 1790.Later in his email, Kobach proposed wording for a census citizenship question that would ask noncitizens about their immigration status.The Census Bureau is trying to get access to citizenship information from other federal agenciesBefore Ross decided to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Census Bureau’s acting director, Ron Jarmin, and other officials tried to convince him to meet the Justice Department’s needs by using existing government records about U.S. citizens.Ross ultimately decided to allow the bureau to request access to federal data sets to supplement the 2020 census responses to the new citizenship question. A draft internal Census Bureau document shows that the statistical agency has been working to get access to naturalization data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, visa and passport data from the State Department, and records from the Social Security Administration.The Census Bureau and the Social Security Administration have not yet responded to requests for comment. Spokespeople for USCIS and the State Department said they could not address NPR’s questions about the bureau’s data requests by publication time. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more