In a brief filed with a U.S. district court, Indiana and 14 other states support a lawsuit by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) challenging California’s Proposition 12, enacted by that state’s voters in 2018. Attorney General Curtis Hill is defending Hoosier farmers by leading a multistate brief challenging a California law requiring farmers around the country to comply with strict animal-confinement rules or else lose access to the California market. The California law contains two operative provisions. The first provision exercises California’s authority over farming in the state by regulating the manner in which California’s own farmers may confine three types of livestock: 1) calves raised for veal, 2) breeding pigs and 3) egg-laying hens. A second provision, however, unconstitutionally purports to extend California’s animal-confinement regulations to every farmer in the United States. It prohibits the sale in California of any veal, pork or eggs produced from animals not raised in accordance with the state’s animal-confinement regulations, regardless of where in the United States those animals were raised. In the brief, Attorney General Hill explains that the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause prohibits California’s attempt to usurp other states’ authority to adopt their own animal-husbandry policies. “States have a sovereign interest in preserving their authority to set policy for their own farmers,” Attorney General Hill said.
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PJ Banville cracked in a late goal to send Wexford on their way to a 2-13 to 1-15 Leinster SFC win over Louth at Drogheda. Louth took an early lead with a Shane Lennon goal, but Ciaran Lyng netted to ease Wexford into a five points interval lead. Banville sealed the outcome with a quality strike to set up a semi-final clash with either Meath or Wicklow. Fourteen-man Monaghan coasted to a 0-11 to 0-6 Ulster SFC win over Antrim at Casement Park. Monaghan led by 0-5 to 0-4 at the end of a dull first half, with Conor McManus scoring twice. They lost defender Neil McAdam to a second booking early in the second half, but Antrim managed just one point in the 33 minutes that followed. Scores from McManus, Christopher McGuinness and Tommy Freeman sealed a facile win for the Farney men and a semi-final clash with either Fermanagh or Cavan. Colin Egan and Joe Bergin fired in goals to give the home side a 2-6 to 0-11 interval lead. The All-Ireland champions were able to find the target with regularity, however, with Eoin Larkin hitting 11 points from frees. Scores from Richie Power and Richie Hogan kept them in control, despite the concession of two further goals from Dan Currams and Bergin. Kilkenny survived an Offaly goal rush to score a 0-26 to 4-9 Leinster SHC win at Tullamore. Press Association read more
LEEDS, England (CMC) – Shai Hope’s astonishing batting at Headingley during the second Test has drawn unreserved praise from West Indies captain Jason Holder and vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite.Holder and Brathwaite were teammates of Hope at age-group levels in Barbados and also played first-class cricket together for Barbados Pride team, and they watched him emerge into one of the Caribbean’s leading young players.The 23-year-old Hope announced himself on the world stage with two astounding knocks of 147 and 118 not out to secure one the greatest comeback in sports this century as West Indies stunned England by five wickets on the final day on Tuesday.“We were underdogs and to come here and perform this way to level the series is truly amazing, and credit must go to this man here, Shai Hope,” Holder said after the victory.“What a performance – peaking at the right time – to put the team on your shoulders and take us to victory. Truly something memorable, truly something to cherish.”He added: “The team is already looking forward to the decider at Lord’s. For many of us it’s a childhood dream to play a Test match at Lord’s and to come into Lord’s with a chance of winning the series.Kraigg Brathwaite“Remember the first press conference we had people asking what our chances are. I gave us the same chances that England probably gave themselves to win the series and that’s what we set out to do.“It doesn’t always happen that way but the main thing for us is to keep progressing as a side and I think we’re showing that.”Hope shared a record partnership of 246 with Brathwaite in the first innings and another century stand in the second innings. Brathwaite helped to set up the victory with 134 in the first innings and 95 in the second innings.Last year when the Windies beat Pakistan in Sharjah, Brathwaite was again at the helm, with scores of 146 not out and 62 not out.“Shai played really, really well. What was truly remarkable was the fact that he made his first Test century and then converted again in the second innings. We always knew he had it in him to do well at Test level and he proved it in this match,” Brathwaite said.“We batted well together, we always bat well together, we understand each other and we offer support to each other. What was special about this match was the fact that we got runs, and we were able to help the team to victory.“It was a special match for us as a team. The bowlers were magnificent and as batsmen we had to make sure that the hard work paid off. We are very focused and want to win at Lord’s and take the series. We know it can be done.”Hope became the first batsman to score two centuries in a first-class match at Headingley – coming in the 534th first-class match at the venue and 76th Test match. He became the third West Indian to achieve the feat of twin tons in a Test in England – the others being the legendary George Headley at Lord’s in 1939, and Gordon Greenidge at Old Trafford in 1976.The chase was also the highest by the Windies in England since the memorable nine-wicket win at Lord’s in 1984 and the victory the first in England since 2000. read more
Associated Press New York Liberty guard Asia Durr will miss the upcoming WNBA season after testing positive for the coronavirus on June 8.Durr detailed her struggles with COVID-19 in a post on Instagram. The former Louisville star says she hasn’t fully recovered.The second pick of the 2019 WNBA draft averaged 6.7 points in her rookie season, starting 15 of her 18 appearances before being sidelined for the season with a hip injury.“Asia worked extremely hard this offseason to put herself in position to take a major leap forward in her second WNBA season,” Liberty general manager Jonathan Kolb said. “While we are disappointed that we will need to wait a bit longer to see her emerge as one of the bright young players in the game, we fully recognize and support the difficult decision she had to make amidst unprecedented circumstances. Brooklyn will be ready for her in 2021.”___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Kansas City Royals say right-hander Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have tested positive for COVID-19. The UCI says no new host was found “despite its best efforts to come up with an alternative.”The next BMX worlds are scheduled to start in Papendal, Netherlands, in August 2021. That is one week after the Tokyo Olympics. Four BMX medal events are on the Olympic program.The UCI also says the 2020 season in BMX Freestyle Park and Flatland World Cup will not happen.___Sixteen players and officials from Bulgarian soccer club Cherno More have tested positive for coronavirus. The 24-year-old Keller is in his third season with Kansas City after joining the organization as a Rule 5 selection in December 2017. “Of course I was devastated when I heard the news … that I had two positive tests,” Keller said in a statement Tuesday. “I was sent home yesterday and was hoping the first test was a false positive, but I got the word today that the second test also came back positive and I have to go into isolation. I am experiencing minor symptoms that remind me more of an allergy attack. Other than that, I feel great and have no other symptoms,”The 26-year-old O’Hearn said he was shocked his test was positive because he’s asymptomatic and feels fine physically. He’s also in quarantine. O’Hearn played in 105 games for the Royals last year, his second stint with the big league club, hitting 14 home runs.___ ___Major League Soccer has postponed Wednesday night’s match between Nashville and Chicago Fire.MLS says five Nashville players have received positive tests for COVID-19 since arriving in Orlando. Two players received positive results during the weekend, while three others got their positive results Monday night. Four other Nashville players need further testing after receiving inconclusive results.The league is continuing to evaluate Nashville’s participation in its tournament. FC Dallas withdrew Monday after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus.___ July 7, 2020 Oklahoma and Texas officials are cautiously optimistic that their annual football showdown still will be played at the Cotton Bowl in the Fair Park in Dallas, despite the announcement Tuesday that the fair would be canceled.Oklahoma-Texas is one of the longest-running and most intense rivalries in college football. This year’s game is scheduled for Oct. 10.“Though we certainly respect and understand the decision of the folks in Dallas on their cancellation of this year’s State Fair of Texas, we fully anticipate that our annual Red River Showdown with Oklahoma will be played in the Cotton Bowl and are continuing to prepare for that,” Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said in a statement.Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione said in a statement that “the best thing all of us can do at this time is closely follow CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus.”___ The Cleveland Indians are keeping outfielder Franmil Reyes away from training camp after they spotted him on social media attending a weekend holiday party without wearing a mask.Manager Terry Francona said Reyes is not in any trouble with the team. But by not practicing social distancing or wearing a mask he exposed himself — and his teammates — to infection, and the team is being overly cautious.Francona said Reyes, who was traded to Cleveland last season from San Diego, will have to be re-tested for the virus “when it’s appropriate.”“He’s not in the penalty box,” Francona said. “It’s just the way we have to operate right now. So, hopefully we’ll see him soon.”Francona said Reyes, who hit 37 homers combined for the Padres and Indians last season, apologized for not being more careful. ___The San Francisco Giants say they are “suspending workouts at Oracle Park, pending the results of tests conducted this past weekend.” On Monday, the club announced two people had tested positive for the coronavirus without providing further details on whether the two were players, coaches or staff. Prospect Hunter Bishop and pitcher Luis Madero, in the 60-player pool, already tested positive. This means no simulated games as planned for Tuesday, and Giants manager Gabe Kapler had said Monday he considered his club fortunate to not be dealing with any interruptions thus far.___ Qualifying for the AIG Women’s British Open has been canceled. The R&A says the field will be comprised of leading players from the women’s world ranking and recognizing top performances at recent events on the world’s leading tours.The R&A says it will create a bio secure zone at Royal Troon for those essential to the championship. It says it will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe championship without spectators.___The International Cycling Union says this year’s BMX world championships have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The event was scheduled to be held in Houston in May and was at first postponed. The club from the Black Sea town of Varna says 12 players are among the positive cases and adds “all players who tested positive are quarantined and we have taken the necessary precautions.”Cherno More played a league game against Tsarsko Selo in Sofia on Thursday. The laboratory that conducted pre-match tests admitted the following day that it had not announced that one of the players on the team from Sofia had tested positive.Cherno More says the club is still ready to play on Tuesday against Arda Kardzhali despite the positive tests. The quarantined players would be replaced by members of the team’s junior squad.___The Austrian soccer league has started an investigation into the coronavirus testing procedures of all 16 second-division teams after three players from one club tested positive over the weekend. The league says each club must provide receipts and test results to prove that all players have been tested on a weekly basis since play resumed on June 5 after a 12-week break.The investigation comes after last-place Kapfenberger SV apparently breached the anti-coronavirus rules by failing to structurally test its players.The league opened proceedings against Kapfenberg on Monday.___Two more badminton tournaments have been canceled in the revamped calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Kansas City’s Keller and O’Hearn test positive “He didn’t so anything bad,” Francona said. “We just have to live by certain guidelines right now.”___The reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals have resumed training camp after canceling workouts Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays.General manager Mike Rizzo said the team felt confident about getting back to Nationals Park for practices after receiving all player and staff test results from Friday. The American League champion Houston Astros also canceled workouts Monday and resumed Tuesday.A handful of players did not take part in workouts, including Starlin Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and Victor Robles. Without naming names, Rizzo said two players tested positive for the coronavirus and that any players and staff who came into contact with them had to be re-tested Two members of Louisville’s men’s basketball program have tested positive for COVID-19 and the team has suspended voluntary activities for two weeks.A news release from the school did not specify whether it was players or staff members who tested positive. It added that those impacted are being quarantined and proper protocols are being followed.___The R&A is going ahead with the Women’s British Open at Royal Troon without spectators.The Women’s British Open is set for Aug. 20-23 at Royal Troon along the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It would be the first major on the LPGA Tour schedule that is played this year and it would be the week after the Ladies Scottish Open on the other side of the country just east of Edinburgh. Red Sox manager Roenicke said Tuesday that starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and prospect Bobby Dalbec have both tested positive for COVID-19.Rodriguez has yet to report to camp after previously informing the team that he had been around relatives who had been ill. Dalbec, a 25-year-old third baseman, is also at home and currently is asymptomatic. Roenicke said that he intended to have Rodriguez start on opening day. “Just unfortunate that we might not be able to still do it,” Roenicke said. “We’ll have to wait and see.”Rodriguez posted a career-high 19 wins and 34 starts in 2019. He also had a career-low 3.81 ERA. The China Masters in Lingshui was canceled after already being moved from February to May and then to August.It was to be the first comeback event but that’s now expected to be the Chinese Taipei Open in Taipei from Sept. 1-6.The Dutch Open in Almere in October was also put off for this year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports read more
Joe Saltzman, professor of journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, was recently named the national Journalism and Mass Communication Teacher of the Year by the Scripps Howard Foundation.Honored · Joe Saltzman, professor of journalism at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, has taught at USC for 44 years. – Courtesy of Gus Ruelas Saltzman will be honored at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in St. Louis in August, where he will receive a $10,000 cash prize. Saltzman will also be recognized at the Scripps Howard Foundation’s National Journalism Awards dinner in Cincinnati on May 3.“It is a great honor, and one that was totally unexpected,” Saltzman said.Geneva Overholser, director of the School of Journalism, said she nominated Saltzman, who has worked at USC for the last 44 years, because she thought he fit the requirements of the award perfectly.“It occurred to me as I was reading the description of the award that it had Joe written all over it,” she said. “It not only recognizes career achievement but also looks at teaching, service and research. I thought Joe had just excelled in every one of those areas, and so I thought, ‘Please, please, if there is justice, this will happen.’”Saltzman is the director of the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture, a project of the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg.“When I started researching the Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture 25 years ago, no one was much interested in the subject. It wasn’t considered an academic discipline, and few universities offered courses in the subject,” Saltzman said.Today more than 50 universities are using IJPC materials in their classrooms to study subjects ranging from history to journalism to gender studies. In addition, there are now about 250 IJPC Associates, members who have access to videotapes, CDs, books and other materials in the database and who represent more than 150 academic institutions around the globe.Many of Saltzman’s previous students attribute their successes in journalism to the knowledge that they’ve gained from him.Catherine Garcia, who is currently the 4 p.m. weekday news anchor at NBC San Diego, said she still uses what she learned in the classroom with Saltzman today.“I took Professor Saltzman’s documentary class when I was a senior, and I still use some of the interview techniques and writing tricks that he taught us in my daily work as a journalist,” said Garcia, who graduated from USC in 1995 with a degree in broadcast journalism. “He had a way of turning what seemed like an impossible task, such as writing an entire documentary, into digestible and even enjoyable steps.”Stephen Randall, the current deputy editor of Playboy and a 1972 graduate of USC, said he even altered his class schedule to ensure having Saltzman as a professor.“When I was a student at USC, the first thing I learned from the J-school grapevine was that Joe, who then taught a reporting class in the evenings, was the best teacher there,” Randall said. “I actually delayed taking the class to make sure I got him as a teacher, and not some lesser professor. He totally lived up to the hype. I still remember things he taught me and use them.”Saltzman’s influence has not only reached his students, but has also impacted the development of the Annenberg curriculum both print and broadcast journalism.“He continues to shape the school powerfully,” Overholser said. “He is heavily involved in curriculum revision and writes syllabi for both his classes and others.”Saltzman says he plans to donate his $10,000 award to The Jester & Pharley Phund, a non-profit organization that helps children who have cancer and other diseases, as well as creating love for reading among students across the country. The charity is based on the best-selling children’s book The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, which was written and illustrated by Saltzman’s late son, David, who passed away from Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1990.“It will make this Christmas a very happy time for some children, who need laughter at this time in their lives more than ever,” Saltzman said.To students who are currently in the Annenberg school, Saltzman says that there is no more exciting time to become a journalist.“I tell all my students to ignore the doom and gloom that they hear about the future of journalism,” Saltzman said. “For the young, journalism is not only alive and well but also waiting for the next great idea that will transform the journalism of the past into the journalism of the future.” read more
USC Special Collections has established a new initiative to compile the experiences of the Taiwanese-American community in the form of the Taiwanese-American Digital Archive, which aims to spotlight the Taiwanese-American community’s often-overlooked history.The project was launched by Joanna Chen Cham, L.A. as Subject Resident Archivist with USC Libraries, with guidance from USC East Asian Library head Kenneth Klein. The initiative was formally announced on Feb. 9 at the Taiwanese-American Digital Archive Forum and Exhibit in Doheny Memorial Library. Cham and Klein are currently in the process of working with the community to collect materials that they plan to later digitize and make widely available.Cham was inspired to create the initiative because of her background as a second-generation Taiwanese-American born in L.A. and the lack of Asian-American representation among archivists.“I’ve always had an interest in seeing more diversity represented in both the profession, but also in the collections and the history that we collect,” Cham said. “And specifically, I think growing up in the Taiwanese community in the San Gabriel Valley … there wasn’t very much of that history being captured.”Cham also emphasized the need for the archive to be established now, before the Taiwanese-American community’s rich history is lost.“I think the timing is critical now because the first generations of Taiwanese-Americans started trickling in in the late ’60s, and then into the ’60s and the ’70s,” Cham said. “A lot of those people are starting to move away, maybe downsizing, [and] some people have passed away, so I think it’s very critical and the perfect timing now, to be able to capture that history before it’s gone.”Despite the fact that many archives have collected materials about Chinese-Americans, cataloging the experiences of immigrants throughout major historical events like the Gold Rush and the Chinese Exclusion Act, as well as more recent immigration, Klein said that the same amount of attention has not been paid to Taiwanese-Americans.“Overlooked, for the most part, has been the Taiwanese-American community, perhaps because it’s somewhat smaller,” Klein said.Klein went on to highlight the benefits of USC becoming one of the first universities to focus on actively collecting Taiwanese-American history.“By identifying with a niche that hasn’t been filled, so far as we can tell — we haven’t found any other institution that really collects materials focused on Taiwanese-Americans,” Klein said. “By doing that, we can establish presence that we didn’t have before and can give us a collection advantage, something that makes our collection distinct.”Cham sees USC as a logical choice to host the archive, given the commitment of USC Libraries Special Collections and Archives to documenting L.A.’s diverse history, as well as USC’s deep connections to the community.“Los Angeles is one of the largest Taiwanese-American communities in the U.S. I think it makes sense for Taiwanese-American history to be archived and preserved and accessible at a place that’s close to them,” Cham said, saying that USC in particular “has many community ties because it has a very diverse demographic of students.”Currently, Cham and Klein are working to digitize newspaper runs so that issues discussed can be made more well-known and easily available for research. One of the newspapers they are planning to archive is the Pacific Times, an L.A.-based Taiwanese newspaper.“It will be great if we can have some key documents preserved in a university such as USC, so that when people want to do research on Taiwanese-Americans, they will have a very easy time finding all the collections,” said Lin Wenching, editor-in-chief of the Pacific Times. “It’s a good project for us to do, to work with the East Asian Library, so that we can preserve such a rich history of Taiwanese-Americans. So definitely, it’s a very important project for us.” read more
SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 4th September, 2020 19:16 IST Last Updated: 4th September, 2020 19:17 IST Officials Discuss Virus Measures At Tokyo Olympics Japan on Friday pressed ahead with its first coordination meeting for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, to discuss how to make the Games safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. COMMENT Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE Japan on Friday pressed ahead with its first coordination meeting for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, to discuss how to make the Games safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.The meeting was attended by infectious disease experts, Japan Olympic Committee members and government officials.After being postponed from summer 2020 due to the pandemic, new 2021 dates of July 23 to August 8 for the Olympics and August 24 to September 5 for the Paralympics were selected.Five such meetings are scheduled to be held before the end of 2020.A poll this month of almost 13,000 Japanese companies showed 53.6% want the games cancelled or postponed again.A survey in July found two-thirds of the public also favour another postponement or cancellation.The IOC (International Olympic Committee) has said if the Olympics can’t happen in 2021, they will be cancelled. FOLLOW US LIVE TV Written By read more
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Ahead of Sunday’s match in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, Germany coach Joachim Löw was trotting out the martial metaphors.”The all-deciding thing is to take the three points,” Löw told reporters ahead of the game.”This is the sort of team you have to pin back, play into the ground, beat down and force to their knees. It’s not going to be simple.”Löw’s rather drastic choice of words reflected the fact that Germany’s 2016 European Championship qualification campaign has thus far been pretty lackluster, even lackadaisical.The World Cup winners suffered a surprising loss to Poland and a home draw to the Republic of Ireland in the previous two competitive matches.That has left them second in Group D, level on points with Ireland and Scotland. Löw’s remarks can be read as less an attempt to intimidate his opponents than as a signal to his own players that nap time is over, especially a dozy performance in a 2-2 draw in a friendly versus Australia mid-week. “We’ll be revving up our engines compared with Australia,” the German coach promised.Note: Hosts France will join 23 qualifiers in the final tournament draw, with the teams drawn into six groups of four teams. The top two and the four best third-placed teams advancing to the round of 16 when it becomes a knockout competition.– read more