Cheque without check: IOA bloopers mar Asian Games felicitation ceremony

first_imgBy Aparajita Upadhyay New Delhi, Sep 23 (PTI) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was left red-faced during Sunday’s felicitation ceremony to award cash prize to Asian Games medallists as the parent body got multiple names wrong on the cheques and even missed out on one. Around 15 medallists including compound archers Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma were given just bouquets as their names were misprinted on cheques. The IOA awarded Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively to the gold, silver and bronze medal winners in the team events. The individual medallists received Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh respectively.”I would like to apologise in advance for our mistake. The names of around 14-15 players have been printed incorrectly so we will give them a bouquet. But don’t worry, you will get your cash prizes. I didn’t want to give cheques with misspelt names,” President, IOA, Narinder Batra, said.In another embarrassing moment, the organisers forgot to mention the name of bronze medal winning wrestler Divya Kakran.It was only after Kakran’s parents raised the issue with Batra after the ceremony had ended that the president called Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore, who had almost left the venue, to announce the prize for Kakran.”They are saying her name is not on the list but we had given her name. I dont know what is happening,” Kakran’s mother told PTI.”There is always a first time. The players performed so well that we decided to award them with cash incentives. We will continue to give these cash awards in future be it the Olympics, Commonwealth Games or the Asian Games,” Secretary General, IOA, Rajeev Mehta told PTI.advertisement “The funds for these incentives will be provided by our sponsors,” he added. Several players were missing from the ceremony including gold medallists — javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and tennis players Rohan Bopana and Divij Sharan, wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat along with badminton medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.Indian athletes returned with the highest ever 69 medals from the Jakarta and Palembang Asian Games 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze.While awarding the players, Batra encouraged the medallist to aim for medals in the Olympics as well.”We should now target double digit medal in the Olympics. We are a country of a billion people, there is no dearth of support from ministry or Sports authority of India. We have to achieve this feat, there should be no compromise” he said. PTI APA KHSKHSlast_img read more

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La Liga issues complaint over Gareth Bale’s provocative celebration in Madrid derby

first_imgReal Madrid forward Gareth Bale could be sanctioned for his goal celebration in last week’s 3-1 win in the league at local rivals Atletico Madrid after La Liga’s organising body said on Thursday he had provoked the home supporters.The league said in a statement it would refer the incident to the Spanish soccer federation’s competition committee, who will then decide if the Wales forward should be punished.The statement said Bale, who scored Real’s third goal, “lifted his right arm near his head in a clear sign of provocation towards the fans, then giving a gesture which could be seen as obscene and disdainful by folding his arm and striking it with his other hand.”Bale’s celebration has been interpreted in Spain as an offensive gesture known colloquially as a ‘corte de mangas’, akin to holding up a middle finger.The league added that since February 2018, any “offensive goal celebration which could cause tension among supporters or been as contrary to good sportsmanship” would be referred to the competition committee.If the committee determines that Bale intentionally caused a hostile reaction among supporters, he will be banned for between four and 12 games, according to the federation’s statutes.If the committee finds that he did not cause a hostile reaction but still intended to provoke supporters, he will be suspended for between one and three games.Also Watch:last_img read more

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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: ’46 represents the years you have blessed this planet’

first_imgBorn on April 24, 1973, ‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar turns 46 today. Tendulkar remains one of the world’s biggest cricket icons the game has ever known and his 24-year career gave us some of cricket’s most exciting times as well as inspired a whole generation to fall in love with the game.The ‘God of Cricket’ announced his retirement from One Day Internationals in December 2012, from Twenty20 in October 2013, and finally, all forms of cricket on November 13, 2013, after playing his 200th and final Test match against the West Indies at his home ground, Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.Sachin Tendulkar scored a total of 34,357 runs from 664 international cricket matches in the span of his cricketing career.Here’s how the cricket fraternity and fans on Twitter greeted Tendulkar on his birthday:With the Master, the Rise is Faster !46, as much as it represents the years you have blessed this planet, for me 4 6 is more about how the scorecard read at beginning of the over when you batted. May you continue to manifest your strength in innumerable ways #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/y5Ld3t0Ar0Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 24, 2019Happy Birthday to a very special cricketer and human being who gave many memorable moments to us and cricket lovers around the world. He was and continues to be a hero and an inspiration @sachin_rt . #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/UF9IW1eUkvVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 24, 2019Happy birthday paji.. A man I know who is a better human being than a cricketer.. PAJI WE LOVE YOU @sachin_rt #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/EDVJdHrMk9advertisementHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 24, 2019Many more happy returns of the day to the little boy who stole a billion hearts with his resolve and genius , now a man who continues to inspire , @sachin_rt Paaji.#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/ulyAxc6lFnMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 24, 2019Wish you a very Happy B’day Paaji, have a great year ahead. @sachin_rt Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 24, 2019Your attitude is what takes you forward in life’.I shall never forget the valuable advices that you shared with me. Wish you a very happy birthday, @sachin_rt Sir. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/9aFPFhV7KNAjinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 24, 2019What more could I write for someone who has inspired generations to respect, learn & be skilled at a sport loved by billions. Happy birthday, @sachin_rt stay blessed always! This time the lunch is on me #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/uM3XjFqBajSuresh Raina (@ImRaina) April 24, 2019Baar Baar Din Yah Aaye, Baar Baar Dil Yah GaayeAap Jiyo Hazaaron Saal, Yeh Meri Arazu HaiHappy Birthday To You @Sachin_rt SirHappy Birthday To You!#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/YtUOr1UsA8surya77 (@surya_14kumar) April 24, 2019You’re an inspiration beyond words with your humility, wisdom and class! Every second with you is an opportunity to learn. Happy birthday @sachin_rt sir #HappyBirthdaySachinJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) April 24, 2019Many happy returns of the day @sachin_rt paaji! Always has the time for sharing his valuable knowledge. #HappyBirthdaySachin #legend pic.twitter.com/A3A1eZphSSPragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 23, 2019The man who redefined cricket with his unmatchable skills, Plus he’s a great human being wishes the Sachin Tendulkar a very happy birthday! #HappyBirthdaySachin | @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/5gK7tSFVqvShoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 24, 20192011 World Cup winnerMost World Cup runsMost World Cup centuriesMost World Cup fiftiesHappy birthday to the Little Master, @sachin_rt! pic.twitter.com/UdAM1u87z9Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) April 24, 2019The Raise Of” SACHIN TENDULKAR ” There Is No Changes In 1st Place ..He Is The Only One & Super One Always A King @sachin_rt #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/UWNqmj07XTMumbai Indians TN (@MumbaiIndiansTN) April 24, 2019The Day Arrived Sachin Turns 46 TodayWishing Our Dearest @sachin_rt A Very Happy Birthday ! The man who inspires everyone through his cricket and His attitude !Sachinnnn…Sachin..#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/BAPkCum6prMumbai Indians TN (@MumbaiIndiansTN) April 23, 2019Here’s wishing the Master Blaster a very happy birthdayOn this special day, we take a look at his iconic ODI double ton against South AfricaWatch it here https://t.co/Ca2j3GWhEW #Legend #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/9YBfJlyGYRBCCI (@BCCI) April 24, 2019This day. Last year. Goosebumps. #HappyBirthdaySachin #OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan #MumbaiIndians @sachin_rt pic.twitter.com/QxiHUxA0c6Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 24, 2019Here’s wishing the Master Blaster and one of the greatest legends of the game @sachin_rt a very happy birthday #HappyBirthdaySachin #Legend pic.twitter.com/6JC3FVAGVMIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 23, 2019These Two Pictures Enough To Show That He Is The God2Hours To Go For @sachin_rt Bday #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/VthcgmqEKzadvertisementMumbai Indians TN (@MumbaiIndiansTN) April 23, 2019.@sachin_rt Records In #Ipl1st Captain to smash century1st Captain to win orange cap1st Indian to win Orange Cap1st Indian To win Man of the Tournament AwardFastest Indian to Reach 1000 RunsFastest Indian to Reach 2000 Runs#HappyBirthdaySachin #OneFamily pic.twitter.com/2MHPPlNuVZMumbai Indians TN (@MumbaiIndiansTN) April 23, 2019Happy birthday to India’s Master Blaster, @sachin_rt! May you continue to inspire generations with your achievements. Blessings.#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/uOc3sm5cHPChowkidar Deepa Malik (@DeepaAthlete) April 24, 2019Every cricketer played cricket and became famous, @sachin_rt played cricket and cricket became famous. A very happy birthday Sachin Sir!#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/QecdCFD9l3Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) April 24, 2019Happy happy birthday to the man who inspired millions to dream. Words are not enough but the name is enough Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar! Thank you for the beautiful memories sir! Forever your fan! @sachin_rt #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/rHNWUfxwwBNivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) April 24, 2019Time flies but memories remains forever. This was the Most emotional moment for every Sachin fans. #HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/GK1eMzISVQR A T N I $ H (@LoyalSachinFan) April 24, 2019The ‘God of Cricket’, @sachin_rt turns 46 today. With his performance and simplicity, the master blaster has earned records and respect across the globe. So, here we bring some interesting facts about the man who has made India proud on a number of occasions.#HappyBirthdaySachin pic.twitter.com/CDaBsyjeZ4India Today (@IndiaToday) April 23, 2019Also Read | MS Dhoni 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in Indian Premier LeagueAlso Read | MS Dhoni gave us a massive scare: Virat Kohli after RCB’s thrilling 1-run win over CSKlast_img read more

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6 Stylish Pairs of Men’s Sunglasses to Wear this Season

first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Podcasts to Listen to During Your Workout The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Genevieve Poblano/The ManualThe one accessory that can take an outfit from boring to wow is a cool pair of shades. Sure, watches and belts are important too, but if you plan on spending long hours in the sun (which you probably will this spring and summer) you need something stylish that offers protection from those harmful UV rays.With the days getting longer and the sun shining brighter, it’s time to find the right pair of sunglasses to complement your look through this season. Since we assume you’ll be spending ample time in the light, we gathered up a few of our favorite shades.Sunski Treelines – $89Tired of sunglasses that don’t really block the sun? Then consider this pair of specs from Sunski. Outfitted with discreet side blinders, these bad boys block out peripheral light, truly shading your precious corneas from the sun’s harmful rays. Plus, every pair comes with polarized lenses, which reduce glare for an even more optimized user experience.See ItRay-Ban Clubmaster – $168It doesn’t get much more classic than a pair of Ray-Bans. While any style will do, we have a soft spot for the Clubmaster, which evokes a timeless, masculine aesthetic. Great for a casual day at a beach or an outdoor wedding, these glasses are as versatile as they are practical.See ItMoscot Zulu Sun – $300If you’re after a traditional aviator style, consider the Zulu Sunglasses from Moscot. Featuring a simple silhouette, these frames look as fashion-forward today with your edgy spring ensemble as they will 20 years from now.See ItPersol Metal Capsule – $210Hand-crafted in Lauriano, Italy, Persol sunglasses are built with high-quality materials that make them as durable as they are stylish. Known for their flexible stems, these glasses conform to the unique contours of the face with ease, resulting in some pretty satisfying comfort. As well-matched with a suit as they are with a loose, linen shirt, these glasses are guaranteed to see you straight through spring.See ItMaui Jim Kaupo Gap – $229For something bound to stand out in the crowd, look no further than this bright blue pair of specs from Maui Jim. The iridescent mirror coating provides an exciting splash of color to an otherwise straightforward frame, resulting in sunglasses that are as cheeky as you are. Not to mention that they’re polarized for a glare-free user experience.See ItShwood Kennedy Flip – $250Exclusively built with acetate, the Kennedy Flip Sunglasses from Shwood make a fantastic option for anyone who lives in an extremely hot area. This is because the material is great at absorbing heat, so it’s never going to scald your skin even as the sun shines down on you all day long.See ItArticle originally published by Jess Jernigan on March 29, 2017. Last updated by Cody Gohl on April 4, 2018.last_img read more

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Algoma Tankers Buys Its Youngest Vessel

first_imgAlgoma Tankers Limited (ATL), an operating unit of Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation, has purchased a 2010-built product tanker.The 16,512 dwt tanker, to be renamed the Algoterra, will become the eighth ship in Algoma’s Great Lakes-based product tanker fleet, according to the company.Apart from Algoterra, the company’s tanker fleet comprises seven small clean tankers, built between 1998 and 2008.“We expect to take ownership of the Algoterra in mid-March in Europe and she will join our fleet in early April. The ship will be the youngest tanker we operate and as our newest ship, she will be the workhorse of the ATL fleet for many years to come,” Gregg Ruhl, President and CEO of Algoma, commented.We are pleased to announce the purchase of an additional product tanker! The Algoterra is expected to begin operations in April, becoming the eighth vessel in the Algoma Tankers Limited fleet! For more details please go to https://t.co/uAVfdcIEZi#excitingtimesatalgoma pic.twitter.com/MV9sPmZytt— Algoma Central (@AlgomaCentral) February 21, 2019The acquisition comes just over three months after the purchase of the 2008-built tanker Ramira. As explained, these investments are part of Algoma’s efforts to meet the growing needs of its customers for marine-based transportation of petroleum products.“With a long-term contract in place with a strong counterparty, we expect this acquisition to be accretive to earnings upon the ship’s arrival in Canada,” Peter Winkley, Algoma’s Chief Financial Officer, said.Algoma continues to invest in fleet renewal for its domestic fleet. The company also recently announced the delivery of the Algoma Conveyor, a 740’ self-unloading dry-bulk carrier that is currently en route from China and which will join the 18 vessels of Algoma’s dry-bulk fleet early in the 2019 navigation season.Algoma operates a fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Waterway, including self-unloading dry-bulk carriers, gearless dry-bulk carriers and product tankers. The company also owns ocean self-unloading dry-bulk vessels operating in international markets and a 50% interest in NovaAlgoma.last_img read more

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460 Graduate With a High School Diploma for Adults

first_imgThis month, 460 Nova Scotians will celebrate reaching both personal and professional goals after receiving their high school diploma from the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning. Carrie Martell of Porters Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality, a single mother of two small children is one of those graduates. Ms. Martell wanted to return to school to create a better future for herself and her family. “I had all of these dreams and goals, but I just didn’t know how to make them real,” said Ms. Martell. “What I did know was I needed my high school diploma. Once I started the Adult Learning Program, I realized that many great opportunities exist out there for me and I now have the confidence and skills I need to grab a hold of those opportunities.” Ms. Martell is currently awaiting acceptance into a dental assistant course with the Nova Scotia Community College. “I can not wait to walk across that stage and step right into a great program that will help me begin my career in the dental field,” said Ms. Martell. “I would encourage anyone to take, and stick with the Adult Learning Program. It really changes lives.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning is an initiative of the Department of Labour and Workforce Development. It contributes to the social and economic development of the province by ensuring that more adults, like Ms. Martell, have the necessary skills, knowledge and credentials to succeed at home, in the community and in the workforce. Since its inception in 2001, 3,000 Nova Scotians have graduated from the program. “Because of the dedication and effort these talented graduates have put into their studies, many more doors should begin to open for them,” said Margaret MacDonald, deputy minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “An educated workforce leads to a stronger economy, and these graduates are contributing to the continued prosperity of this province. I am looking forward to hearing about the great things they will accomplish in their communities, at work and at home.” The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning co-ordinates a range of education programs for adults who want to improve their literacy skills or complete their high school diploma. Programs are tuition free and offered at more than 150 sites across the province in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College, regional school boards, Université Sainte-Anne and community-based learning organizations. “We are very proud of the achievement of this year’s graduates. Their hard work is a real testament to their commitment to improving their futures,” said Karen Gatien, acting director of Adult Education. “The commitment of the students and support of their teachers and administrator’s really is the key to the success of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning.” Convocations will take place across the province through to June 24. Visit www.gonssal.ca/press-releases.shtmlfor a full list of graduation ceremonies.last_img read more

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TIFF UNCUT Documentaries are Sarah Polleys Favourite Medium

first_img Facebook Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Sarah Polley began her prolific career in film at an early age — the age of four, to be precise, when she first appeared in the holiday Disney film One Magic Christmas. Her later roles collaborating with directors like Atom Egoyan in The Sweet Hereafter, Terry Gilliam in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and Doug Liman in Go showcased a fierce intelligence and emotional intuition that would later prove instrumental when she transitioned to working on the other side of the camera.In 2001, Polley attended the Director’s Lab at Norman Jewison’s renowned Canadian Film Centre. Her 2008 debut feature Away From Her, which she directed and adapted from Alice Munro’s New Yorker short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” highlighted her strengths in rich characterization. Julie Christie, one of the film’s stars, got an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role, while Polley received her own nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2008 Academy Awards. Polley’s ensuing films, which include the 2011 romantic drama Take This Waltz and the 2012 documentary Stories We Tell, have cemented the filmmaker as one of Canada’s most adaptable auteurs. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:last_img read more

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UN programme addresses underlying causes of hunger in Uganda

14 April 2010The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new livelihood programme designed to address the underlying causes of food shortages in Karamoja, the poorest and most marginalised region in Uganda which has not had a successful harvest in five years and where more than 80 per cent of the population lives in poverty. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching a new livelihood programme designed to address the underlying causes of food shortages in Karamoja, the poorest and most marginalised region in Uganda which has not had a successful harvest in five years and where more than 80 per cent of the population lives in poverty.“Karamoja needs to find a way out of the almost continual need for food and other assistance and WFP is a vital part of the solution,” said WFP Uganda Country Director Stanlake Samkange.Under the leadership of the Government of Uganda, and with support from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Organization for Migration, the Karamoja Productive Assets Programme will target moderately food-insecure households in the north-east region of the East African country. Participants will grow cash crops and develop better farming techniques in the arid region known for its lack of rainfall, and acquire skills through food or cash-for-work schemes.The projects will include the cultivation of cassava, the production of cash crops such as gum Arabic and onions, and the creation of water-harvesting assets including low-technology dams. In addition, WFP will support fuel and soil conservation, energy-saving technology including cooking stoves in schools, and tree planting.While the new programme is a shift from traditional relief operations in the region, the UN agency will continue providing rations to the country’s 1.2 million people. As part of an emergency operation that will start next week and run until the end of the year, WFP will distribute monthly food rations to 300,000 people, particularly vulnerable households and homes with malnourished children. “Continuous longer-term food distributions cannot on their own end hunger in Karamoja,” said Mr. Samkange.WFP said the new livelihoods programme combined with the emergency operation will benefit some 400,000 people. The agency needs $25 million to run the livelihoods programme until the end of the year, of which $5.2 million has been raised. “WFP urgently needs more support from donors. Without it, we will be unable to seize the development opportunities facing us,” said Mr. Samkange. read more

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Ban urges balance between global resource use and environmental impact

“At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, participants recognized that unsustainable consumption and production patterns form the biggest threat to the Earth’s capacity to satisfy human needs,” Mr. Ban told the opening of the high-level segment of the current session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.“A decade later, in Johannesburg, Member States endorsed a framework to support national and regional efforts to promote sustainable consumption and production. Yet, the challenge continues to loom large,” the Secretary-General said in a message to the session, delivered on his behalf by Sha Zukang, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.He said this year’s high-level segment of the Commission will focus on a number of critical issues, including chemicals, mining, transport and waste. It will also consider a 10-year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.“The sustainable consumption and production agenda should be viewed as a strategic priority that is embedded in an appropriate institutional framework,” Mr. Ban added.The need for the 10-year framework was agreed upon at the high-level meeting in Panama earlier this year, Mr. Ban said, encouraging the Commission to “mount a concerted response, conclude negotiations on just such a framework, and launch it without delay.”“This would be an important contribution to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio [de Janeiro] next year,” he added.Government ministers from about 50 countries are attending the high-level segment, which is designed to give impetus to preparations for the Fourth UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, which will be held in the Brazilian city in June 2012. 11 May 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to must find ways to bring global resource consumption and the resulting environmental impact within safe limits and called for international cooperation in the effort to achieve sustainable development. read more

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Middle East members of diplomatic Quartet meet with Israeli Foreign Minister

Wednesday’s meeting with Foreign Minister Shimon Peres was attended by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Terje Roed-Larsen, as well as representatives of the other three components of the Quartet, according to spokesman Fred Eckhard. “During the meeting, which was described to us as serious and concrete, there was a very constructive exchange of ideas concerning the peace process, including a proposed conference on the Middle East,” Mr. Eckhard told reporters in New York.The Quartet is scheduled to meet on Saturday with the High Representative for European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy, Javier Solana, and US Envoy William Burns. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball looking to end Wisconsins winning streak

OSU sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer (5) during a game against Purdue on Oct. 16 at St. John Arena. Credit: Christopher Slack, Lantern PhotographerThe first time the Ohio State women’s volleyball team took on Wisconsin this season, it was looking to get even after falling to the Badgers in the NCAA tournament last year.This go-around, the No. 16 Buckeyes (22-7, 11-6) are looking to end No. 10 Wisconsin’s (21-6, 13-4) nine-game winning streak — which began nearly a month ago on Oct. 23 — in Madison on Sunday at 2 p.m.The Badgers have been particularly tough on their home floor, boasting an 11-2 record in the Wisconsin Field House this season.“We’ve got to remind ourselves that we’re pretty good,” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said. “But on the road in the Big Ten, you have to find another level and really circle the wagons together.”A number of players have helped fuel Wisconsin’s hot streak, but at the center of it all is junior setter Lauren Carlini, a 2014 first-team All-American and a preseason all-Big Ten selection.Carlini currently ranks first in the conference and seventh in the country in assists per set (11.78). The last two weeks, she’s been named the Big Ten’s setter of the week, an award she’s won six times in her college career.Sophomore outside hitter Luisa Schirmer said simply hitting the ball at Carlini can be effective in getting the Badgers out of rhythm.“A lot of times, you think of playing it at her, taking them out of system, taking her out of being able to set the ball and run the offense,” she said.The Buckeyes also want to “serve tough and get them out of system so we can read her easier,” sophomore defensive specialist Kalisha Goree said.Getting better at the service line has been a point of emphasis for Carlston’s team in recent weeks, and he’s starting to see some improvement.“We’re having moments, we’ve just got to do more of them and be a little bit more consistent,” he said.Carlston’s squad will not only have its hands full in dealing with one of the nation’s top setters but will also have to defend against one of the better blocking teams in the country, led by freshman middle blocker Tionna Williams (1.32 blocks per set) and junior middle blocker Haleigh Nelson (1.27).Against the third-best blocking team in the conference, Carlston is looking for some better play from his offense, which has gone through cold spells at times during the last month.“We’re getting a little predictable in terms of where we’re hitting the ball,” he said. “We’ve got to change up our shots and mix up what we’re giving teams.”Building postseason momentumIn the latest RPI rankings, OSU came in at No. 10, which leaves it in good standing to be one of the 16 teams to host the opening rounds of the NCAA tournament.With only three games left in the regular season, OSU is trying to close the season out strong, not only to get home-court advantage in the first two rounds of the tournament but also to build some momentum going into the postseason.“Every single team in the country is trying to do that right now and just figure themselves out before going into the tournament,” Goree said.The Buckeyes have won just four of their last nine matches, but they’re hoping Wednesday’s road win over Iowa is what they needed to get back on track.“We’ve had a little lull, but I think we’re building it up and we’re getting our team confidence back,” Schirmer said.What’s next?OSU is set to play its final regular season game away from St. John Arena when it travels to meet Big Ten-leading Minnesota, which defeated the Buckeyes in five sets in each team’s conference opener on Sept. 23. The Wednesday match is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. read more

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Ohio State footballs special teams lays ground work for road upset of

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — While much attention will be given to Daniel “Boom” Herron and the OSU rushing attack after Ohio State’s 17-7 win over No. 16 Illinois, credit also belongs to the Buckeyes’ special teams. Head coach Luke Fickell said after the game that he knew two of the key aspects of the game would be the rushing game and field position. “Obviously, the field position was a big part of special teams,” Fickell said. “When you come here (to Illinois), you know you’re going to get some kind of weather condition.” On the Buckeyes’ first drive of the game, the OSU coaches ordered up a shot at a 43-yard field goal going into the wind, which sophomore kicker Drew Basil converted for his eighth straight field goal this season. “Going into the game, we had a certain distance that we would take a (field goal) shot at,” Fickell said. “It was a little beyond where we said we wanted to take a shot, but we thought with how (the wind) was twisting, we’d take a shot.” Junior punter Ben Buchanan, one of the top punters in the nation, booted another seven punts in the game including a 54-yarder. Buchanan also had two punts that pinned the Illini inside their own 20-yard line. Buchanan leads the Big Ten with 17 punts inside the 20-yard line. In coverage, the Buckeyes allowed just 11 yards per kick return and -1 yards per punt return. Junior defensive lineman John Simon called the OSU special teams “tremendous.” “The punt is the most important play in football,” Simon said. “Our guys take so much pride in special teams. I’ve never been on a team that has so much pride in what they do, and they do a great job for us.” Redshirt junior tight end Jake Stoneburner, the recipient of the only pass completion of the game, said the win was a culmination of a total team effort. “We just needed a full team game; we’ve been lacking that the whole year,” Stoneburner said. “So, for … the special teams to play like they did and for us to come out and score points, that was a great feeling.” OSU (4-3, 1-2) continues Big Ten Leaders Division play against the Wisconsin Badgers (6-0, 2-0) Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Property tax exemptions now available online

first_imgRead: Details of 5,100 property tax exemptions to be published tomorrow > THE 5,100 EXEMPTIONS to the Local Property Tax (LPT) have been published online.Statutory Instrument 91 of 2013 lists the developments that are exempt, listed alphabetically by the County/City Council in which they are located.The scanned PDF document contains a mixture of already existing developments, along with those for which planning permission exists.While 43,000 households were exempted from last year’s household charge, only 5,100 households have been exempted from the local property tax.Online payment of the LPT can be made until 28 May, while those wishing to pay the tax by post have until 7 May.Local authorities are also expected to publish their own subsets of the data today.The only exemption in all of Dublin is the Priory Hall development in Donaghmede, whose residents were evacuated in 2011.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Greek economy shows some early signs of recovery and Victoria would benefit immensely from and should do more to aid Greece in achieving a better economic outlook were the key points of Daniel Andrews’ recent update to Neos Kosmos, following his first visit to Greece.While in Greece, the Victorian premier made some important announcements about the implementation of new programs to strengthen the trade relationship between Victoria and Greece, as well as the Greek Language Programs in Victorian schools, with new cultural collaborations. Appeased that he saw “some confidence, a little bit of spark, and a little bit of hope” for the Greek economy, he acknowledged that the road to recovery for the Greek economy has just started, and it is not going to be any easier for any time soon. He assured Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and members of the business community in Greece, that the symbolism is good as long as it is balanced with substance.“I made the point that it is great, and important, to be good friends but what we are obliged to do is to go from being good friends and become partners. “To get to that stage we need more investment, more trade, and a proper economic relationship not just a cultural relationship,” said Mr Andrews.“I am not saying that there are no business ties between Greece and Victoria. There are. But we have to take the next step, that means we play our part in the continued economic recovery of Greece and take advantage of the mutual benefits, profitability for both sides. “If you get the government-to-government relationship established then you make it easier for businesses to invest,” noted the premier, announcing that the Victorian government is organising a business delegation to present at the Thessaloniki International Fair in September next year.The premier shared that Mr Tsipras updated him on recent developments and future prospects and opportunities for investment in the renewable energy, property, IT, fintech, and agritech sectors, adding that while Mr Tsipras was very positive about the future of the Greek economy, “he was by no means dismissive of the challenges Greece faces”. “Greece need to remain a part of the EU because it provides an opportunity to use that beyond their borders. So if we can have companies that look at the opportunity in Greece because it is a lower cost of setting up into Europe, then that can be their launching pad into the rest of Europe.”Focusing on his announcement about the initiatives to strengthen Greek language programs in Victoria, and in particular the program that will see eight Melbourne kindergartens teaching the Greek language, Mr Andrews said that discussions have already started about which kindergartens will run the program, which will commence next year with some further announcements coming very soon. The Andrews Labor Government recently advised that they will provide $150,000 towards Greek language programs to be offered for the first time at a number of kindergartens across Victoria. The funding is available for one year, with scope to extend if interest permits. Another program that the premier announced while in Greece is the much anticipated teacher training exchange program, which will give teachers of Greek in Victorian government schools and kindergartens an opportunity to study at a university in Greece to improve their language skills. “We extended the professional development opportunities to kindergarten teachers for the first time in Victoria’s history, and I can assure you that the program will start very soon,” the premier revealed.He said that he envisages the planned collaboration between the Benaki Museum in Greece and Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum, currently supported financially by the state government, will be able to go a lot further. “The Benaki and the Hellenic Museum partnership is very important. I spoke to Mr Tsipras directly about this. But while this is a good partnership it is essentially a private collection that will be displayed specifically in the Hellenic Museum. “What I think is the logical next step for the partnership is to extend the collaboration: to develop connections between the Acropolis Museum and the Melbourne Museum, or the National Archeological Museum in Athens and the Melbourne Museum. We are also very keen on the dramatic arts cooperation; theatre productions and the like. “Celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the Greek State in 2021 may give us an opportunity to build up a big program of events right up till then,” said the premier.Mr Andrews left his personal impressions of Greece until the end of our discussion. He had more than enough to say about Greek hospitality, the friendliness of the people he met on the streets of Athens but, unusually for a politician, he turned silent for a couple of seconds when he started to talk about his first ever visit to the Parthenon.“It was a very, very moving moment. To see the origins, to be amongst so much of our culture, our tradition, our system of government, our civil society, our institutions that define our way of life. To be there early in the morning when there was no one else there. “It was quite special, very special. And it does break your heart when you later do that lap in the Acropolis Museum to see all the plaster casts of the friezes that should be there and aren’t. It is a cultural injustice. It is wrong. They should be returned. It is time to bring them back,” concluded Mr Andrews. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Jadon Sancho gets his first brace for Borussia Dortmund

first_imgBittersweet day for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, who scored the first ever brace with his club but wasn’t able to prevent a draw vs Herta Berlin.Young Jadon Sancho’s career keeps looking better and better for him at Borussia Dortmund, the teenager has now officially scored the first Bundesliga brace of his career against Herta Berlin on Saturday.Unfortunately for him, the match result gave him a bittersweet feeling in the end because he would’ve preferred to get a victory alongside his stellar performance.However, at such a young age and given how well his risky bet of leaving England has turned out for Jadon, a mild celebration is in order and there are some details that we have to go through about his performance.Sancho just took a very important spot in Bundesliga’s history after his brace, a milestone that only another foreign player has done better than him and we have a hunch that this is only the first of many memorable nights for the lad at Borussia Dortmund.The people at Bayern München must be very nervous right now, for they are going to have to struggle badly in order to beat the most in-form squad of European football that also happens to play in the same competition that they are this season.Disappointing result today but we will take the point and focus on our next game! The work continues!Nice to get 2 goals ⚽️⚽️ #JS7 pic.twitter.com/GmStsiHyLS— Jadon Sancho (@Sanchooo10) October 27, 2018Jadon Sancho scored his brace at the age of 18 years and 216 days, which turns him into the youngest Borussia Dortmund foreigner who has been able to achieve this in the Bundesliga’s history.But that’s not all, with this record, the English lad also ranked as the second foreigner of all the German clubs to get two goals in a single match.Before him, Hamburg’s Son Heung-min is still at the top spot after the brace he scored in his club’s defeat against Hannover at the age of 18 years and 135 days.The milestone that the South Korean player who today plays for Tottenham Hotspur, was reached back on 20 November 2010.This leaves Sancho with an incredible first impression that we believe won’t be the last we are going to hear from him this season, as all competitions are barely getting started and Borussia Dortmund has put together quite the competitive squad that is looking like it will cause a lot of problems for any other club in the continent.Bayern München will be the ones that will suffer from this vibrant Dortmund squad first hand as they compete in the same league, but we all know how Atletico Madrid already got a smashing defeat with a Jadon Sancho goal included.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Sancho pic.twitter.com/TfHKA1woRM— canalbvb (@canalbvb) October 27, 2018As far as the player’s game development throughout the season, Sancho has a very peculiar style of play that he has already shown to the whole world.This is a player who has an instant reflex of quickly going on the attack to dribble any defender that is standing right in front of him, sometimes his pace looks a bit sloppy but he always manages to get past the obstacles, either with a pass or a skill demonstration that leaves anyone in awe.One could’ve predicted that Sancho was going to serve plenty of assists for his teammates this season, but his most recent matches have proven that he can also be that player who scores the goals and this leaves him as one of the most reliable players in European football today.In the 13 matches that Sancho has played so far in all competitions, the lad has already scored 4 goals and given 8 assists.These numbers mean that Jadon has already been directly involved in 12 goals out of all the games he’s played so far.He may have started the season on the bench at first, but his undisputed talent has convinced the manager that Sancho needs to start on every single match until the end of the season as long as he is fit.Jadon Sancho for Borussia Dortmund this season:🅰️ Assist🅰️ Assist⚽️ Goal🅰️ Assist🅰️ Assist🅰️ Assist🅰️ Assist🅰️ Assist⚽️ Goal⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal⚽️ GoalRemember the name. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/6waxzqWjou— EPL Bible (@EPLBible) October 27, 2018What do you think about Jadon Sancho’s form in European football right now? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Man forces way onto Campo school bus armed with multiple knives

first_img Updated: 10:12 PM May 25, 2018 Man forces way onto Campo school bus armed with multiple knives 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCAMPO (KUSI) — Several good Samaritans, including a grandmother, disregarded their own safety Friday when they helped subdue and disarm a knife-waving man who attacked the driver of a bus full of schoolchildren in a rural neighborhood in southeastern San Diego County.The school vehicle was pulling away from a stop in the 900 block of Jeb Stuart Road in Campo when the driver noticed a man running toward it about 8:30 a.m., according to sheriff’s officials.Believing the approaching pedestrian was a parent trying to stop the bus for a child who had missed it, the driver pulled to a halt and opened the front door of the coach, Sgt. William Uelen said.The man — believed to be under the influence of some sort of drug — then began to board the vehicle, which was full of Campo Elementary School students, prompting the driver to inform him that he was not allowed to do so.When the intruder refused to halt, the driver tried to physically block him from getting into the passenger area, Uelen said.Seeing the two men grappling with each other, a grandmother of one of the students hurried aboard to try to help the driver. As the struggle between the three escalated, the assailant pulled a knife, Uelen said.At that point, a second bystander entered the bus and intervened. Following a scuffle, he was able to pry the weapon away from the intruder and pull him off the bus.An older student, meanwhile, ushered the other children to the back of the vehicle, called out for help to some parents who were still nearby and helped the young pupils get out of the bus via a back door and rear windows.Arriving deputies arrested the suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Matthew Douglas Barker of Campo, without further incident. No injuries were reported.Preliminary evidence indicated that “drugs were a factor in this incident,” the sergeant said.A man who identified himself as Barker’s father told 10News the suspect had been hallucinating and behaving in a paranoid manner, and possibly was under the influence of a controlled substance.Barker was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a transportation worker or passenger. He was being held on $30,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. , Posted: May 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Man injured in collision on Skamania County highway

first_imgA Washougal man was injured Tuesday evening in a collision in which a motorist tried to take a U-turn on state Highway 14, the Washington State Patrol said.At 5:20 p.m. Emmanuel A. Gafurov, 19, of Battle Ground was driving westbound in a white 1996 Subaru Impreza on Highway 14 when he realized that he missed the turn onto Salmon Falls Road in Skamania County, the patrol said. He attempted to make a U-turn at Milepost 26 by applying the parking brake and spun out of control, coming to rest facing east in the westbound lane, the WSP reports.The Impreza collided head-on with a westbound 2009 Chevrolet Express Van driven by Scott Volland, 48, of Washougal, the WSP bulletin said.Volland’s passenger, Phillip Martin, 46, was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and was being treated in the emergency room at The Columbian’s press time.Gafurov and Volland were not injured, the patrol said.Gafurov was arrested for suspicion of first-degree reckless driving. His Impreza was totaled and towed from the scene. The van was also towed from the scene, the patrol said.last_img read more

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Time in Which Content Retains Value is Rapidly Compressing

first_imgButkus’ point is important. Fulfillment providers need to think differently about what they do for media companies. They need to help media companies generate revenue in the new world of digital media. And that means providing real-time intelligence on the audience, and creating a software infrastructure that enables transactions based on content. Butkus said it this way: “Bringing the financial transaction together with the person who wants it, when they want it, requires a moment of truth. It’s altogether fitting and proper for that to reside with us.” Last week, I attended the Fulfillment Management Association’s annual President’s Panel, which features the leaders of the major fulfillment houses talking about the business. It’s always a great and informative session.I was particularly struck by comments from Ray Butkus, CEO of ARGI. Media companies are in crisis, Butkus acknowledges, and because of that, their supplier partners are as well. But the crisis, he said, has nothing to do with readership and circulation. Online or off, the readership is there. “The crisis has to do with the ability to make money off [readership and circulation],” Butkus said. “You create content, but the time within which content retains value is rapidly compressing.” According to Butkus [pictured], database and fulfillment partners need to facilitate a media company’s ability to create content products based on knowledge of what the market needs, and the traditional two-week window for reports and other information is no longer good enough. last_img read more

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Fire breaks out on ship off Karnataka coast 16 scientists crew onboard

first_imgThe ship which caught fire was a research vessel belonging to the Shipping Corporation of India, named Sagar Sampada.Twitter/@IndiaCoastGuardA major fire onboard a research vessel carrying 36 crew members and 16 scientists was extinguished by the Indian Coast Guard in Karnataka on Friday (March 15) night. The vessel was located around 35 nautical miles from the Mangaluru coast. No casualties were reported at the time of filing the report.Two Indian Coast Guard vessels were alerted at about 10 pm after which they had sent two of its ships to douse the fire, along with other merchant vessels.The ships named ICGS Vikram and ICGS Sujay, engaged in firefighting operations as soon as they reached the spot. After some time, the ships managed to put out the fire and escort the crew to safety. The research vessel headed towards Mangaluru for additional shore assistance if needed, the Coast Guard said in the tweet.The ship which caught fire was a research vessel belonging to the Shipping Corporation of India or SCI, named Sagar Sampada. The origin of the fire in the research vessel is not yet known.Taking to Twitter, the Coast Guard tweeted, along with photos of the successful fire-fighting operation. Twitter/@IndiaCoastGuardAlso, the research vessel was equipped to carry out research in marine biology and fishery, reported a news agency.last_img read more

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Womens murder rate skyrocketing in Honduras

first_imgNo related posts. TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Women are being murdered in Honduras – already deemed the world’s deadliest country by the United Nations — at a skyrocketing rate, according to figures released Sunday.More than 3,000 women were killed in the last decade – but more than 40 percent of those murders happened in just the last two years, the national commission for human rights said.In 2010, about 36 women were killed each month. In the first half of this year, that figure rose to 46, or about three women every two days.The head of the rights commission, Ramon Custodio, called “femicide” – the murder of women – one of Honduras’ most serious human rights issues.He added that the victims come from all walks of life, including university professionals, housewives, students, textile workers, venders, and even girls just months old.Sunday’s report noted that “more than 90 percent of the cases have never been investigated.”In March, the UN announced Honduras had the world’s highest murder rate, at 82.1 deaths per 100,000 people.The impoverished Central American country, along neighbors Guatemala and El Salvador, has seen violent gang crime intensify in recent years with incursions from Mexican drug cartels.Around 90 percent of the cocaine which arrives in the United States passes through Central America and Mexico. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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