New Mexico State Police officer shot and killed on highway

first_imgDEMING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico State Police officer making a traffic stop was fatally shot on a highway and that the attacker was chased and later died in a shootout with authorities. The officer who was killed Thursday has been identified as Darian Jarrott. He had been a state police officer since 2015. The attacker was identified by authorities as 39-year-old Omar Felix Cueva. The state police have said Jarrott was assisting U.S. Homeland Security Investigations on Thursday. State Police Chief Robert Thornton says Cueva was on his way to the city of Las Cruces to do a drug deal.last_img read more

The Latest: Minnesota cutting men’s track, gym, tennis teams

first_img Associated Press The president of Italian soccer club Napoli has tested positive for the coronavirus.The team says Aurelio De Laurentiis was positive following a test taken Wednesday.De Laurentiis attended a Serie A meeting in Milan on Wednesday that included representatives of each of the Italian league’s 20 clubs. He was also in contact with Napoli’s players and staff recently during the team’s preseason training camp in Castel di Sangro.It wasn’t immediately clear if Napoli’s entire squad would be placed in isolation as a precautionary measure.Napoli’s opening Serie A match is at Parma in 10 days and the team is scheduled to play Pescara and Sporting Lisbon in preseason friendlies on Friday and Sunday. Minnesota President Joan Gabel and athletic director Mark Coyle said Thursday that the athletic department is facing a projected loss of $75 million in revenue for this fiscal year following the Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports.School officials said the elimination of the sports will be effective at the completion of their 2020-21 competition seasons, which the teams will play if “health and safety precautions allow.”The athletic department is eliminating eight other positions in addition to those that will be cut because of the four programs being discontinued. School officials said that’s part of a personnel cost-reduction that should save $1.3 million this fiscal year.The 10% salary reductions that Coyle, football coach P.J. Fleck, men’s volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko, men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen had accepted already will now be extended through the entire fiscal year. That is expected to save about $1.2 million.___ Washington laid off 16 employees and instituted furloughs or reductions in hours for another 35 employees as part of a second-round of cost-saving measures by the school.Washington said the 16 layoffs are a combination of vacant positions and some currently filled roles.Washington had previously announced salary reductions for some members of the athletic department and instituted furloughs for all athletic staff.“We have remained committed to maintaining all 22 of our programs and to providing a world-class education and athletic experience for our students,” Washington athletic director Jen Cohen said in a statement. “In order to fulfill this commitment we are having to make some challenging personnel decisions that impact long-standing and dedicated members of our department. The current pandemic continues to have a major impact on our entire country and we are not immune.”The layoffs and furloughs are part of Washington’s efforts to cut $28 million in expenses from its athletic budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The school is projecting a revenue shortfall of more than $50 million and that’s if a winter or spring football season is played. ___Boston College has suspended activities for its men’s and women’s swimming and diving program after some team members tested positive for the coronavirus.School spokesman Jason Baum says in an email that the athletes who tested positive are in isolation. He declined to say how many team members had tested positive and whether they were on the men’s or women’s team.As of Thursday, there were 68 undergraduates in isolation, including 28 in isolation housing and 40 recovering at home. Fifteen students have recovered from the virus.___ ___The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night.Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test on Friday, the school said. The test will be free to students at a cost of about $90 per test to the university.Texas will allow about 18,000 fans to attend the game at a stadium that typically seats close to 100,000. The testing requirement doesn’t apply to the general public attending the game.Texas doesn’t require students to be tested before they attend classes, although most are taking classes online, and gatherings of 10 or more people are generally not allowed. September 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Minnesota is dropping men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, gymnastics and tennis because of budget concerns brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Minnesota cutting men’s track, gym, tennis teams “For a single event where many are gathering, we felt this additional safety measure was beneficial,” Texas spokesman J.B Bird said.___Kentucky will limit seating at Kroger Field this season to 20% of capacity, about 12,200, with physical distancing for its five Southeastern Conference home games.The school’s coronavirus protocols announced Thursday include mobile ticketing and parking passes and face coverings at all times, except while eating or drinking. Tailgating and pregame gatherings in the parking lots have also been eliminated, including RVs.Kroger Field will undergo enhanced cleaning and sanitization before and during events and feature hand washing and sanitizing stations throughout. The Wildcats’ home opener is Oct. 3 against Mississippi. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Lockdown makeover: Kapil Dev’s new look has him looking like Thanos!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/MarvelAdvertisement 9cadNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsywdqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1b6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gyrWould you ever consider trying this?😱htb0Can your students do this? 🌚mtm3udRoller skating! Powered by Firework A nationwide lock down in the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic means there’s no option to visit a hairstylist, so many cricketers are taking the job in their own hands to give themselves a fresh new look. The netizens of the country saw Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar, trying their skills with a scissor or a trimmer. Now, legendary cricketer Kapil Dev joins his compatriots, but the former Team India skipper has gone a step further, by shaving off his head completely, and resembles the iconic Marvel character Thanos!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/MarvelKapil Dev shaved his head completely, while keeping a full beard, which is an entirely different appearance than what the cricket fans of the country has known the 1983 World Cup winning captain over the years.Some photos of Dev’s fresh look was ahead on Twitter by his former teammate Chetan Sharma. “Legendary Kapil Dev’s New Look. Wow.loved it, Great to see paji in different look. Fantastic @therealkapildev” Sharma captioned the photos. Check them out below-Advertisement The Twitterati went gaga over the former all rounder rocking a fresh appearance, with many comparing him with former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani and also West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards, who are famous for rocking a bald head. Some fans also pointed out that Paaji looks like ‘Thanos’, the famous antagonist from Marvel.The new salt and pepper look with a bald head is the first time Dev has adopted a new appearance. Since his playing days, the 61 year old had always maintained his renowned curly hair look, along with a thick moustache, sometimes clean shaven or with a stubble.Kapil Dev has made 131 Test and 225 ODI appearances for the Men in Blue, and is hailed as one of the greatest all rounders of cricket. He captained Team India to their maiden cricket world cup victory in 1983, with a stellar bowling performance int he final against West Indies.Following his retirement in 1994, Dev also coached Team India in 1999, and was also commissioned as an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-From ‘square cuts to hair cuts’, Sachin Tendulkar turns hairstylist during lockdown!Virat Kohli promotes the ‘Trim from home’ challenge – but gets trolled by Kevin Pietersen for his grey hair! Advertisementlast_img read more