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Jeremy Kendle shapes as possible replacement for injured Kevin Lisch at Kings
The Sydney Kings will consider former Brisbane guard Jeremy Kendle as an injury replacement for captain Kevin Lisch. American Kendle has been brought into the Kings' training squad ahead of Thursday's NBL clash with the Breakers in New Zealand. Kendle played seven games for the Bullets last season, averaging 11 points and 2.4 assists after being recruited as injury cover.
Indian-American Attorney Ajay Raju Recognised With Philanthropy Award
Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the US. The Germination project is a signature initiative of the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation that recruits talented teenagers and prepare them to be tomorrow's leaders, Mr Ismail said in a statement. Previous recipients of the award include, Indian-American philanthropist Frank Islam and Suri Sehgal, founder of the SM Sehgal Foundation.
Why I went to North Korea
Getting a visa to North Korea is always tough, and my latest attempt involved long and delicate negotiations with North Korean diplomats - and with my wife. ) The only way into North Korea is on daily flights from Beijing on creaky Russian planes. Just in August, North Korea sentenced two South Korean journalists and their publishers to death in absentia for their writing.
White men rule the business world. They still feel left out at work
More than a third of Americans in a national survey said they thought the heightened focus on diversity at work had overlooked white men, according to consultancy firm Ernst & Young. We also have to acknowledge that work is not always a walk in the park for men, either. No one wants to feel left out, even though you may actually be a top person. The EY survey found that 35 per cent of respondents overall, including women, thought diversity initiatives left out white men.
Golf: Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf
Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on Monday. The 41-year-old American has only played six competitive rounds in the past two years while trying to recover from multiple back surgeries. He got a nice report and is allowed to proceed, Woods' agent Mark Steinberg said in the report. Steinberg did not immediately return a request for comment.
Lisa Wilkinson's move to Ten's The Project is a major blow for Today on Nine
Mate, Lisa's good, the Channel Nine executive told me, but Karl is the real star of Today. With Wilkinson signed to rival network Ten - dropping the bombshell on Monday night - her ex-bosses will be forced to re-examine their decision. When Stefanovic took breaks from Today - to film his reality program and deal with the end of his marriage - Wilkinson soldiered on.
Judge throws out Allergan patent, slams company's Native American deal
A federal judge ruled today that patents protecting Allergan's $1.5 billion blockbuster dry-eye drug, Restasis, are abstract and invalid. The tribe was paid $13.5 million up front and promised $15 million annually as long as the patents were valid. Now that Allergan's patents have been thrown out in district court, the company's attempts to dodge IPRs may been rendered moot. In his view, Allergan has paid the Tribe to rent its sovereign immunity at the US Patent Office.
Chicago and Illinois submit bid for Amazon's HQ2
The Chicago area has formally joined the fray to land Amazon's second headquarters, which will bring up to 50,000 high-paying jobs to the winning North American city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner said the Chicago area's bid for HQ2 was submitted electronically Monday, the first of four days the e-commerce giant is accepting bids. Amazon represents an extraordinary opportunity for Illinois to grow jobs, attract new residents and build our tax base, Rauner said.
Prosecutor: 'S-Town' figure pleads guilty to burglary, theft
An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast S-Town pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges linked to events that occurred in the serial. Given all the notoriety of this case, we are glad we were able to get some convictions, said Jackson. Circuit Judge Don McMillan will hold a hearing later on whether Goodson has to pay restitution, the prosecutor said.
7 Million American Men Carry Cancer-Causing HPV Virus
The incidence of mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus in men has now surpassed the incidence of HPV-related cervical cancers in women, researchers report. The study, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that 11 million men and 3.2 million women in the United States had oral HPV infections. Among them, 7 million men and 1.4 million women had strains that can cause cancers of the throat, tongue and other areas of the head and neck.
Midseason ALL-USA Girls Volleyball Player of the Year candidates
As teams in many states reach the halfway point of their season and beyond, it's time to look at midseason candidates for American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Volleyball Player of the Year. The honor will be determined in late November. This list is not exhaustive; someone not on it could be named the Player of the Year. After all, there's still plenty of volleyball to be played.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Tim Weah's hat-trick sends United States into quarterfinals
Tim Weah, a son of former world player of the year George Weah, scored three goals to lead the United States over Paraguay 5-0 on Monday and into the quarterfinals of the Under-17 World Cup. Andrew Carleton and Josh Sargent also scored in New Delhi for the Americans, who play England or Japan on Saturday in Goa. Weah doubled the lead with a 22-yard curling shot in the 53rd and Carleton made it 3-0 off a pass from Sargent in the 63rd.
Opioid-related deaths fell 6.5% after recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado, research finds
Opioid-related deaths fell by more than 6 percent in Colorado in the two years after the state started selling recreational marijuana, according to new research published in November's edition of the American Journal of Public Health. The researchers who conducted the study found the 6.5-percent reduction represented a reversal of a 14-year increasing trend in opioid-related deaths in Colorado since 2000.
California firefighters show support, raise American flag after wildfires consume symbol
As firefighters across Northern California work to battle the raging wildfires that have left at least 40 people dead, a group of first responders offered a sign of support last week to fellow rescuers impacted by the flames. While working mutual aid in Santa Rosa, deputies with the San Mateo Sheriff's Office came across fire crews outside Santa Rosa Fire Department Station 5, according to the San Mateo Organization of Sheriff's Sergeants.
Legacy Health raises level of trauma care for children
It is now a designated level 1 pediatric trauma center, the first in the Northwest. There are about 50 such centers in the US, verified by the American College of Surgeons. A commitment to partner with hospitals throughout the state to improve the care of injured children in their communities. There are two general level 1 trauma centers in Oregon - at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Tim Weah lives up to his famous surname, scores hattrick as USA thrash Paraguay 5-0
Striker Tim Weah lived up to his famous surname with a spectacular hat-trick that enabled the United States of America rout Paraguay 5-0 in the pre quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, here today. In a fast-paced encounter, the Americans put up their best performance of the tournament to make it to their sixth quarterfinals of the U-17 showpiece event. Weah, son of former AC Milan and Liberian legend George Weah showed why Paris Saint-Germain have decided to invest in his talent.
ALCS: Three things the Yankees must to do get back into series against Astros
USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale breaks down the Dodgers' walk-off win in Game 2 and sizes up the ALCS going to the Bronx. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series, the New York Yankees return home trying to fight back against the Houston Astros. Yankees hitters have struck out 96 times in 270 postseason at-bats, and Game 3 won't get much easier with Charlie Morton starting for the Astros.
USA's Weah nets hat trick in U17 World Cup
You might have heard that Tim Weah is the son of former FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah. Weah scored a hat trick for the USA Under-17 national team in a 5-0 thumping of Paraguay in the World Cup round of 16, including a stunner that doubled the Americans' lead in the second half en route to a lopsided rout. Weah opened the scoring in the first half, finishing off a cross from Ayo Akinola.
You've Heard of Tennessee Whiskey? Meet New York State Rye
Before a distillery can put an official Empire Rye sticker on its label, its whiskey must meet four criteria. Coppersea's, for example, is made with 100 percent malted rye; Black Button's contains 95 percent unmalted rye and 5 percent malted barley. To get out the word on Empire Rye, the distilleries have declared this week New York Rye Week, and are staging numerous events in New York City.

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