US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for Rio incident

first_imgUS swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for Rio incident SHARE Published: August 19, 2016 10:46 AM EDT Updated: August 19, 2016 11:32 AM EDT U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology Friday morning about an incident that occurred early Sunday at the Rio Olympics. Lochte initially said he and three teammates had been robbed at gunpoint, but Rio police discounted that on Thursday and instead said the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and then paid some guards before leaving. Following is the full text of Lochte’s statement, posted to his Instagram account.___I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend – for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics. I waited to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country – with a language barrier – and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave, but regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that am sorry to my teammates, my fans, my fellow competitors, my sponsors, and the hosts of this great event. I am very proud to represent my country in Olympic competition and this was a situation that could and should have been avoided. I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons.I am grateful for my USA Swimming teammates and the USOC, and appreciate all of the efforts of the IOC, the Rio ’16 Host Committee, and the people of Brazil who welcomed us to Rio and worked so hard to make sure that these Olympic Games provided a lifetime of great new memories. There has already been too much said and too many valuable resources dedicated to what happened last weekend, so I hope we spend our time celebrating the great stories and performances of these Games and look ahead to celebrating future successes. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

Dibutuhkan Segera! Peraturan Baku Bagi Para Vapers

first_imgSumber: ChicagoTribune Sebagai salah satu fenomena yang kini sedang menjamur, vaping dianggap sebagai cara ampuh bagi siapa saja yang hendak berhenti merokok atau hanya sekedar mengikuti perkembangan jaman. Memang, tidak ada yang bisa memungkiri bahwa asap yang dihasilkan oleh vaporizer (alat untuk vaping) memiliki aroma yang lebih bersahabat daripada rokok biasa, walaupun asap tersebut jauh lebih tebal dan pekat. Lalu, apakah vaping boleh dilakukan dimana saja? Atau adakah permasalahan sosial yang mungkin ditimbulkan dari generasi penerus rokok elektrik ini?Baca Juga: Berani Langgar Aturan, Tak Ada Ampun Bagi Perokok di Dalam KeretaSeperti yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman standard.co.uk (21/9/2017), Public Health England meluncurkan iklan di televisi di Inggris yang berisikan dorongan bagi para perokok untuk berhenti dan beralih menggunakan vaporizer. Namun, karena fenomena ini masih terhitung baru, jadi belum ada aturan baku yang berlaku mengenai vaping. Maka dari itu, ada beberapa hal yang perlu Anda ketahui sebelum vaping. Sebuah otoritas etiket tertinggi di Inggris, Debretts menyarankan agar tidak vaping di sembarang tempat, terutama di ruang publik tertutup, seperti lift, tempat mengantri tiket, hingga biskop. Jika Anda ingin vaping, sebaiknya Anda menggunakan fasilitas publik yang sudah tersedia sebelumnya, seperti di smoking area. Selain Anda tidak akan mengganggu orang lain yang memiliki alergi terhadap asap, Anda juga tidak akan mengganggu sekitar dengan kepulan asap tebal yang dihasilkan dari vaping.Jika Anda tidak menemukan smoking area, Anda bisa menjauh dari kerumunan dan mulai melakukan vaping. Dari contoh kasus ini, Debretts menyarankan Anda untuk menggunakan akal sehat sebelum vaping dan memikirkan tentang lingkungan sekitar Anda. Hal ini juga berlaku ketika Anda tengah berada di transportasi umum.Untuk di Indonesia sendiri, memang tidak diperbolehkan untuk merokok di sarana transportasi umum berbasis massal seperti Commuter Line dan TransJakarta, namun kembali lagi ke salah satu poin yang sudah disebutkan di atas tentang belum adanya aturan baku yang mengatur soal vaping. Jadi sebaiknya Anda menyamaratakan vaping dengan merokok dan tidak menggunakannya di sarana dan pra-sarana transportasi.Baca Juga: Nekad! Pria di Atas Bus Duduk Tenang Sambil MerokokContoh kasus diperlukannya peraturan tentang vaping di sarana transportasi umum pernah KabarPenumpang.com temui sendiri di lapangan, tepatnya di kereta Argo Parahyangan awal Mei kemarin, dimana seorang pria melakukan vaping di bordes kereta. Walaupun hanya beberapa kali hisapan saja, dan asapnya langsung dikeluarkan melalui kaca di kamar mandi, namun tetap saja aroma dari vaporizer tersebut tercium hingga kabin.Ini merupakan satu bukti nyata tentang diperlukannya sebuah aturan baku tersebut. Walaupun asap yang dikeluarkan berupa uap air dan berbeda dengan asap rokok, namun tetap saja hal tersebut bisa mengganggu kenyamanan publik.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Argos Hold Steady At No. 20 In Latest National Rankings

first_imgNOVEMBER 6 AVCA RANKINGSLEXINGTON, Ky. – University of West Florida volleyball (24-6, 14-0 GSC) held steady in the the latest AVCA Division II Top 25 poll, checking in once again this week at a season-best No. 20 nationally. West Florida went 2-0 last week, sweeping Valdosta State at home October 31 before clinching the GSC regular season title on November 3 with a 3-0 win at Auburn University Montgomery.No. 20 UWF was nearly flawless in the 3-0 win at Auburn Montgomery Friday night as they clinched the Gulf South Conference regular season title. The Argonauts clinched the crown with a 25-13, 25-14, 25-13 decision at the AUM Athletics Complex.The GSC regular season title is the tenth in program history for UWF. The team currently owns a 14-0 conference record, matching the best regular season conference mark of Melissa Wolter’s historic tenure as head coach of the program. If the Argos can defeat Lee and Shorter at home this weekend, 2017 will be the fourth time under her leadership that the program has gone undefeated in conference regular season play.The No. 20 position, first achieved in last week’s poll, is the best national ranking the team has attained this season. It also marks the fifth consecutive week UWF has been ranked in the AVCA Division II Top 25. The Argos are the only Gulf South Conference team ranked in the Top 25 this week.UWF will host Lee (18-8, 9-5 GSC) and Shorter (17-9, 10-4 GSC) to close the regular season this weekend. The Argos will host the GSC tournament, which will be held November 17-19 in the UWF Field House.West Florida will battle Lee Friday at 5:00 pm. The contest will be Senior Night for the program, with Monique StCyr, Rachel Neblett and Katy Kuhlmeier set to be honored. Saturday’s 1:00 pm match vs. Shorter will be the program’s annual Parents’ Day.#ARGOS# Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Cavs fall short

first_imgDENVER – Carmelo Anthony and Earl Boykins scored 17 points apiece for the Denver Nuggets, and Cleveland’s LeBron James missed a free throw with .6 seconds left as Denver defeated the Cavaliers, 90-89. James finished with 24 points but the Cavs lost their fifth consecutive, including the first four on their Western trip. Pistons 117, at Hawks 89 Chauncey Billups scored 23 points and Richard Hamilton had 21 to help Detroit win the matchup of the NBA’s best and worst records. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardAt Pacers 98, Bobcats 92 Anthony Johnson scored 16 of his career-high 27 points in the second half to lead Indiana. Johnson also grabbed 10 rebounds and shot 9 for 14 from the field. Stephen Jackson scored 17 points and Sarunas Jasikevicius and Fred Jones each had 14 for the Pacers. Nets 101, at 76ers 90 Vince Carter scored 31 points and had 10 assists to lead the New Jersey Nets over Philadelphia. center_img Allen Iverson led the Sixers with 36 points and Chris Webber had 15. At Magic 106, Wizards 98 Steve Francis had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in his first game back from a two-game suspension and Orlando snapped a four-game losing streak. Antawn Jamison had 30 points and 12 rebounds, giving him more than 10,000 career points. At Celtics 103, Timberwolves 96 Paul Pierce scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the Celtics rallied to earn the victory. Al Jefferson finished with 18 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics. At Hornets 87, Grizzlies 79 David West had 12 points and 14 rebounds to help New Orleans win its fourth consecutive. Mike Miller scored 21 points to lead Memphis, which has lost three consecutive for the second time this season. At Bulls 106, Knicks 104, OT Knicks forward Antonio Davis climbed into the stands out of concern for his wife and was ejected without a scuffle during Chicago’s overtime win. Ben Gordon hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer and scored 32 points for the Bulls, but Davis’ dash over the scorer’s table and into the stands during overtime – bringing back memories of last season’s brawl in Detroit – became the flash point of an already wild game. Davis said in a statement that he saw his wife being threatened and had to act. Mavericks 103, at Rockets 76 Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 of his 29 points in the decisive third quarter and Dallas opened a five-game trip with a win over the Rockets. At Spurs 95, Bucks 92 Tim Duncan scored 27 points and Michael Finley had 21 to help San Antonio hold on for the win. Michael Redd scored 26 points for the Bucks, who have lost seven of their past nine games to drop to one game over .500. At Trail Blazers 96, Raptors 94 Zach Randolph scored 22 points and the Portland Trail Blazers blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead before beating the Raptors. Viktor Khryapa had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the improving Blazers, who have won four consecutive for the first time this season. Chris Bosh had 22 points and nine rebounds for Toronto, which took a 94-93 lead on Bosh’s jumper with 30.9 seconds left. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more