US Supreme Court’s Ginsburg again being treated for cancer

first_img“I have often said I would remain a member of the Court as long as I can do the job full steam,” she said in a statement. “I remain fully able to do that.”Supreme Court justices serve until they die or voluntarily retire, and Ginsburg has clung to her position despite her age and health struggles, aware that if she leaves it could change the US judicial landscape.President Donald Trump’s administration would relish an opportunity to appoint a new justice who would tilt the court in a more solidly conservative direction, potentially shifting US law and social policy for decades.The four liberals — with moderate conservative Chief Justice John Roberts often acting as a swing vote — have prevented a reversal of long-standing abortion rights, rebuked stronger executive powers for the president and staved off greater involvement of religion in public life. Ginsburg, who was appointed to the court by president Bill Clinton in 1993, has suffered at least three previous bouts with cancer over the past two decades, including colon cancer and lung cancer.’I wish her the best’ “My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease,” Ginsburg said.”I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment,” she said. “I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine.”Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work.”Ginsburg said a brief hospitalization this week for an infection was unrelated to her cancer diagnosis and treatment.Asked Tuesday at a White House press conference about Ginsburg’s health, Trump said: “I wish her the best… She’s actually given me some good rulings.”Trump has welcomed some of the Supreme Court’s rulings, but more often over the past three years it has dealt his administration setbacks — on his immigration policies and, more recently, his bid to prevent his finances from being made public. Both Trump’s Republicans as well as Democrats have made the balance of the court a campaign issue for November’s presidential election.Trump, who has already appointed two justices to the court, said in June he was planning to release a list of potential candidates for the next vacant seat if he is reelected.”If given the opportunity, I will only choose from this list, as in the past, a Conservative Supreme Court Justice,” he tweeted.Democrats have sought to mobilize voters, warning that Trump should not be allowed to name another justice.Hugely popular with Democrats, Ginsburg has become a feminist hero and an unintentional social media icon fondly known as “The Notorious RBG,” a riff on slain rapper The Notorious B.I.G.”She is the consummate fighter,” said Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond, calling Ginsburg “an extremely independent, clear, talented and farsighted jurist.””Even when her views do not prevail, she writes incisive dissents that eviscerate the majority’s arguments and show how similar cases should be resolved in the future,” he said.Ginsburg has been hospitalized several times in recent years, including for two days in May to remove gall stones.Her hospital stays have always seen her actively participating in court activities by teleconference.”She’s got this,” said Representative Joyce Beatty, one of several Democratic members of Congress who wished her a speedy recovery. “There’s a reason she’s #NotoriousRBG.”Topics : US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 87-year-old anchor of its liberal wing, said Friday that she is undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer but will remain on the bench.Ginsburg, one of the four progressive justices on the nine-member court, said a biopsy in February had revealed lesions on her liver.Ginsburg, the oldest member of the court, said a course of immunotherapy had proved unsuccessful but chemotherapy was “yielding positive results.”last_img read more

Kaboul happy under old hero

first_img PSG had taken the lead towards the end of the first half, when captain neatly directed a free-kick into the goal Kaboul was sat behind. That player was Argentina defender Pochettino, who 13 years later would give the captain’s armband to the Frenchman in his role as Tottenham head coach. “He scored in the goal that I was just behind and I remember it,” Kaboul said with a smile. “It was a volley from his right foot and it was the first game of Ronaldinho being at PSG. “I remember it like it was yesterday and now he is my manager. “Of course I spoke to him about it and he remembered this goal. That was only 2001, it was not long ago when you think about and now he is my manager.” Pochettino spent three years in France playing for PSG and then Bordeaux, before returning to his first club in Europe, Espanyol. The defender was a regular for Argentina and represented them at the 2002 World Cup, so brings the kind of experience Kaboul is lapping up. “Mauricio was a top defender first of all,” he said. “A very classy defender. “We learn a lot from him because he has got experience at this level and we try to put in the game everything he has taught us. “[He is helping me] to read the game. To read the game properly and to anticipate stuff. “I think we have applied this already during the games.” Kaboul has certainly looked impressive under Pochettino, following-up a man-of-the-match display in the 1-1 draw at rivals Arsenal with a solid display as Southampton were overcome 1-0 on Sunday. It is such performances the France international hopes can finally put paid to the reputation he has for being injury prone. “That is finished,” Kaboul said. “Look at me on the pitch. “I want to end all the speculation about all of my injuries. “You know, for a professional footballer you need a full pre-season. If he goes through all of this full pre-season over nearly two months, he should be fine. “You always can have these little injuries, that is normal, but physically you feel much better. “This is the first time I’ve had a pre-season for three years, so I had no injury, I am fully-fit and feel very good.” Kaboul also cleared up the situation surrounding his contract, with many supporters thinking the defender is in the last year of his contract. “I still have until June 2016,” he said. “I am very happy at Spurs.” Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul is learning a lot from former Argentina defender Mauricio Pochettino – someone just 13 years ago he watched in awe when a ball boy at Auxerre. Back in 2001, the defender was part of the Burgundy club’s youth system and would regularly work as a ball boy at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps. One of those matches was Ronaldinho’s debut for star-studded Paris St-Germain, who were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw after being pegged back by a late acrobatic Djibril Cisse strike. Press Associationlast_img read more

Bellator 237 results: Fedor Emelianenko knocks out Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson in first round

first_imgWhen Fedor Emelianenko signed a three-fight deal in June to remain in Bellator, it had been expected that it would be a retirement tour of sorts beginning at Saturday’s Bellator 237 when he met Quinton “Rampage” Jackson ​in the main event in Saitama, Japan.Emelianenko (39-6, one no-contest) made the return to Saitama Super Arena, the venue where he scored some of biggest wins in his storied career, a memorable one by knocking out Jackson with a blistering right hand in a dominant performance at the 2:44 mark of the first round to complete phase one of the tour. For his career, Emelianenko went 14-0 inside the arena with nine of those wins by stoppage. Join DAZN and watch the Bellator 237 replay of Fedor vs. RampageThe bout wasn’t too much to write home about. Emelianenko controlled an out-of-shape Jackson, who came in at 265 pounds, from the outset. Emelianenko repeatedly found a home with the left uppercut, sometimes doubling them up. When he wasn’t using his vaunted left and right hands, Emelianenko kept Jackson at distance by mixing in kicks to the body and leg. Then with both fighters standing in the center of the cage, Emelianenko connected on a vicious right hand to put Jackson out of his misery for one final KO in the “Land of the Rising Sun.” So what’s next for Emelianenko? After the fight, it was initially thought that he had hinted at his retirement, but that turned out to be a translation mistake. He clarified his comments afterward, saying he wants to continue. “For this day, particularly this day, [two more fights] is the plan,” he said, according to ESPN. “But we’ll see.”Here’s what happened at Bellator 237:Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage results(All times Eastern.)Fedor Emelianenko knocks out Quinton “Rampage” Jackson12:46 a.m.: Emelianenko def. Jackson by knockout at 2:44 of the first round.  It was all Emelianenko from start to finish. He controlled the entire fight throwing whenever he wanted with no attack from Jackson. Emelianenko finished things off when he blasted Jackson with a straight right hand to finish off the former UFC light heavyweight champion. Fedor with the walk-off KO! #BellatorJapan— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201912:34 a.m.:  Out comes the legendary Fedor Emelianenko.🇷🇺 @FedorOskol is headed to the cage once more to tangle with @Rampage4Real in our main event of the evening! #BellatorJapan— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201912:32 a.m.:  What an entrance for Rampage Jackson. ⛓ @Rampage4Real has arrived and is ready to do work at #BellatorJapan .— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201912:30 a.m.:  It is now time for the main event of Bellator 237 as Fedor Emelianenko meets Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in heavyweight action. Jackson tipped the scales on Friday at a career-high of 265 pounds, 24.5 pounds heavier than Emelianenko (240.5). We don’t need to tell you the accolades of both men. If you don’t know them, then you aren’t a true fan of MMA.Regardless of how long this lasts, it’s going to be historic and fun to watch.Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage undercard results12:12 a.m.: Michael Chandler def. Sidney Outlaw by knockout at 2:59 of the first round. After controlling the action for the entire round, Chandler blasted Outlaw with an overhand right hand that virtually knocked him out on his feet and sent him into a splits position. Then for good measure, Chandler connected on another shot to set a new record for most stoppages in Bellator history with 12. Massive right hand from @MikeChandlerMMA ! #BellatorJapanMain event up next!— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201911:52 p.m.: Michael “Venom” Page def. Shinsho Anzai by knockout at 0:23 of the second round. A striking clinic by Page. He didn’t respect Anzai’s ability in the slightest bit. “MVP” kept his hands down throughout, threw from awkward angles and showed the complete arsenal with his hands and feet until finally putting Anzai out of his misery with a blistering right hook.It’s time for Page to get back in there against quality opposition instead of one squash match after another since losing to welterweight champion Douglas Lima at Bellator 221 in May.It’s safe to say @MichaelPage247 is stoked to be in JAPAAAAAAAAN! #BellatorJapan #BellatorvsRIZIN— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) December 29, 201911:25 p.m.: Lorenz Larkin def. Keita Nakamura by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27). We jinxed it as Larkin wins by decision. Give Nakamaura credit. Larkin hit him with everything, and somehow, Nakamura lasted until the end. 10:55 p.m.: Kana Watanabe def. IIara Joanne via TKO at 4:39 of the third round.  Two fights, two stoppages, as Watanabe defeats Joanne by TKO with 21 seconds remaining in the bout. Will we see that continue the rest of the card?10:22 p.m.: Goiti Yamauchi def. Daron Cruickshank by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:11 of the first round.  Well, Cruickshank couldn’t win one for the “Hulkster,” losing to Yamauchi.Another first-round submission by @GoitiOfficial led to a short nap 😴 (via @BellatorMMA )— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 29, 201910:08 p.m.:  Have to appreciate Daron Cruickshank coming out to the “Real American,” the WWE theme of Hulk Hogan. Now, can he parlay his great entrance into a win over Goiti Yamauchi? 10:00 p.m.:  Welcome to Sporting News’ live coverage of Bellator 237, featuring the main event of Fedor Emelianenko and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Grab the refreshments and enjoy what should be an exciting night of action.Bellator 237: Fedor vs. Rampage fight cardMain CardFedor Emelianenko vs. Quinton Jackson; Heavyweight Michael Chandler vs. Sidney Outlaw; Catchweight (160 lbs.) Keita Nakamura vs. Lorenz Larkin; Welterweight Kana Watanabe vs. Ilara Joanne; Women’s Flyweight Daron Cruickshank vs. Goiti Yamauchi; Lightweight Michael Page vs. Shinsho Anzai; Catchweight (173 lbs.)last_img read more