Padda, Adamson embrace inner Wakandan in win over La Salle

first_img“Wakanda Forever!”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Deaf personalities everyone should know PLAY LIST 04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Ivanka Trump: Visit to Olympics ‘so incredibly inspiring’ Of all the 13 players Adamson has in its roster, no one embodied the Wakandan spirit more than Eli Soyud.Soyud, who was the only Adamson player, who has watched Black Panther, paved the way for the Lady Falcons with 18 points as if sending a statement to her former team.“I regained the trust I have in myself, the coaches’ trust in me seemed whole because now I can help the team even better,” said Soyud in Filipino.“I’m so proud of Eli, people underestimated her but I never underestimated her,” said Padda. “She’s capable of a lot, and she’s from La Salle. It’s emotional for us because if the school, because for Adamson, this is big, we’re making history. For her, there’s an emotional connection. I wanted this win for her.”ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgivingcenter_img Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments That became the mantra of Adamson University when it stunned defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.Head coach Air Padda, who watched the blockbuster film Black Panther the night before their Saturday match, said she saw inspiration on how women warriors protected King T’Challa of Wakanda and she wanted her own girls to embody that courage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“There’s nothing but badass women protecting the king, they’re so badass,” said Padda Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “They’re so empowering, I wanted the girls to embody that, embrace it because we can use it.”And the Lady Falcons heeded their coach’s call as they did the “Wakanda Forever” stance almost every time they scored a point. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

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Squash hope Dipika pulls out of the singles event

first_imgDipika Pallikal, India’s leading woman squash player has pulled out of the singles event due to mild fever.The world No. 34 had been ill since Sunday and her name was withdrawn from the individual events which got underway at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Monday.”At first, I did not pay much attention to it (the fever), but when I woke up in the morning today, the fever had aggravated.So after a chat with our coach (Cyrus Poncha), I decided to pull out of the individual event,” Dipika said.Despite the illness, Dipika is almost certain to play in both the women’s doubles and mixed doubles. In the women’s doubles, she and Joshna Chinappa are seeded second.When queried about whether she would be playing in the doubles events, Dipika said: “As of now, my chances of playing in the doubles events are pretty good. I am not in a position to comment on this anymore.” “She is down with a mild fever,” Poncha said, confirming that Dipika would not be competing in the individual event.He remained hopeful that she would be in a position to compete in the doubles events which get underway from Saturday.”Since there is some time for the doubles events to start, I feel she might be fit to play. Let’s see, it all depends on her recovery,” he said.He also said the team wanted Dipika to recover as early as possible.”She is a key member of the doubles team (with Joshna). The pair is ranked second and we are hoping for a medal haul from the duo. We want her to recover fully,” he added.advertisementDespite Pallikal’s pullout, India has a good chance of winning its maiden medal in the sport going by the form of its racqueteers on Monday.Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu and Siddharth Suchde advanced to the second round without breaking a sweat.While Saurav defeated Uganda’s Ian Rukiyana 11-1, 11-4, 11-0; Suchde outplayed Michael Hopkins of Jersey 11-6, 11-5, 11-4 and Sandhu beat Shopon Pervez of Bangladesh 11-3, 11-1, 11-2.Joshna Chinappa too advanced to the next round, defeating Malaysian Sharon Wee 11-1, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4.”India has never won a Commonwealth Games medal (in squash). We do hope this year we will be able to change this record,” Poncha said.Meanwhile, gold medal favourite Nicol David needed less than half an hour to see off Sri Lankan Damindhi Udangawe.The Malaysian world no. 1, who has never won a Commonwealth Games gold, won 11-2, 11-4, 11-2 against her 19-year-old opponent.With inputs from agencieslast_img read more

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Subroto Cup: Mizoram’s Saidan Secondary School Lift U-14 Boys’ Title

first_img boysFinalmanipurMizoram First Published: August 29, 2019, 9:02 PM IST New Delhi: Saidan Secondary School of Mizoram, lifted their maiden Subroto Cup title after they beat defending champions Unique Model Academy, Manipur, 2-0 in the final of the U-14 boys’ category here on Thursday.The Mizoram school showed their attacking intent early and took the lead in the 6th minute through B. Romalsawma. Saidan Secondary School then earned a penalty in the 23rd minute, but the resultant kick taken by their star player and captain Hunmawia was brilliantly saved by Unique Academy goalkeeper Bijando. The Mizoram school led 1-0 at half-time. After changing sides, Hunmawia made amends for his missed penalty attempt by doubling Saidan Secondary School’s lead in the 43rd minute from an open play.With 14 goals, Hunmawia emerged as the top scorer of the tournament. “I am overwhelmed by our achievement. Defeating the last year’s champions is a different feeling and that too in the final,” Hunmawia said after the match.The winners pocketed a purse of Rs 3 lakh while the runners-up got richer by Rs 1.75 lakh.Individual awards:Best goalkeeper: Bijando, Unique Model Academy, Manipur (Rs 50,000)Best player: B. Romalsawma, Saidan Secondary School, Mizoram (Rs 50,000)Best school: Saidan Secondary School, Mizoram (Rs 25,000)Best coach: Lalbulliana, Saidan Secondary School, Mizoram (Rs 15,000)Fairplay award: Our Lady Mount Carmel High School, Goa (Rs 50,000) Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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MWC 2016: HTC launches Desire 530, 630 and 825 phones

first_imgTaiwanese company HTC has unveiled three new Desire-range smartphones – the Desire 530, 630 and 825 — at the ongoing MWC 2016 event in Barcelona, Spain. The new Desire smartphones from HTC come with colourful rear panels along with micro splash paint speckles and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Sense UI. The Desire 530, 630 and 825 will be available for buy starting from March. The company hasn’t revealed pricing specifics of the phones, for now.The HTC Desire 530 comes with a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is expandable via microSD card. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The single SIM phone is backed by a 2,200mAH battery.The Desire 630 also comes with a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. The dual SIM phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and supports HTC’s BoomSound technology.The Desire 825 meanwhile has a 5.5-inch HD display. It will be available in both single SIM and dual SIM variants and uses a 2,700mAh battery.In addition to these smartphones, HTC also revealed the global variant of the One X9 which well until now was exclusive to China.The One X9 comes with a 5.5-inch screen with a 1080p resolution. It is powered by MediaTek’s Helio X10 processor which has eight cores and 64-bit architecture coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage. It is further expandable by up to 2TB via microSD. The One X9 is a dualSIM phone that supports 4G LTE connectivity. The One X9 sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with autofocus, optical image stabilisation and dualLED (dual tone) flash and a 4-megapixel ‘UltraPixel’ camera on the front. It is backed by a 2,150 mAh battery.advertisementThe company also announced that its Vive virtual reality headset will finally be available for buy starting in April at a price of $799 (which roughly translates to Rs.54,914. The company will start taking pre-orders for its VR headset starting from February 29.last_img read more

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India should utilise hosting U-17 World Cup to fullest

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) Polands former international and well-known coach Dariusz Kubicki, who will conduct a football clinic here for coaches and players on Sunday, says a good result for India in the U-17 World Cup next year will be a shot in the arm for the country. The 52-year-old Kubicki, who has years of managerial experience besides plying his trade at Premiership clubs like Aston Villa and Sunderland in his playing days, will conduct the workshop at the capitals Ambedkar Stadium. The initiative is being undertaken by Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) in partnership with Nisha Sports Group. Considering the anticipation around the U-17 World Cup, the two tied up to organise a India-Polish Sports Week from Sunday. “India will have to take advantage of the fact that they are hosting the tournament. If they can field a strong team and achieve a good result, that will be great for them as far as moving ahead in world football is concerned,” Kubicki said today. “He added, “It wont be easy but they will have to try and get there. Even infrastructure is very important for development of football because without that things dont move at at the pace they are supposed to.” The defender played played an active part in Sunderlands promotion to the Premier League in 1996. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Imran Tahir looks to make an impact in 100th ODI for South Africa

first_imgImran Tahir, the Pakistan-born legspinner, started his ODI journey for South Africa 8 years ago at the biggest stage of cricket, and on Sunday, will be out to play his 100th ODI career game, at the same stage.When South Africa take on Bangladesh for the 5th World Cup 2019 match, at The Oval, London, Imran Tahir will make his 100th appearance for his adopted homeland, and one of the 37 different teams he has represented in a 20-year-long career.Tahir, then aged 31, made his debut for the national side in 2011, to become the only uncapped player named in South Africa’s World Cup. He starred with his 4-wicket-haul against West Indies in the debut game and has picked 164 wickets in the 50-over-format since then.Tahir celebrated his 40th birthday in March this year but his age has not cast any shadow on his prolonged career, which is quite evident from his IPL 2019 figures. Playing for Chennai Super Kings, Tahir scalped 26 wickets to become the highest wicket taker in the tournament.Known for his trade-mark sprint celebration, Tahir is most likely to hang up his boots after the World Cup 2019 and will look to make most of his last showpeice event. And what could be better than calling curtains on career with a World Cup win.South Africa, in quest of their maiden World Cup title, have already lost their World Cup 2019 opener against England and will look to bounce back against Bangladesh on Sunday.Also Read | Salaam Cricket 2019: Full guest list, session names and timingAlso Read | Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan reveal the funniest sledges by Indian playersAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more

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Xiaomi Mi A3 spotted with 48MP rear camera: Triple rear cameras, Android One confirmed

first_imgXiaomi may be busy preparing itself for launching its 2019 flagships Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in the Indian market. However, the company unveiled another premium midrange phone series in China called the Mi CC9 series. There are two models right now in this series – the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. Both these phones have triple rear cameras, offer an in-display fingerprint sensor and a premium design. Before the launch, rumours suggested the Mi CC9 would be introduced globally as the Mi A3 and a set of new leaks only confirm the same.A set of fresh leaks on the web have uncovered a new Xiaomi device that’s up for certification at FCC and Singapore’s IMDA. The documents reveal a new Xiaomi phone that will be a part of the Android One program. The leaked schematics reveal an Android One branding on the device and triple rear camera setup. The schematics don’t show any rear fingerprint sensor which hints towards the presence of an in-display fingerprint sensor.Further digging into the documents, it reveals that the codename of this secret device matches with the recently launched Mi CC9e in China. The Mi CC9e is the affordable version of the Mi CC9 and comes with certain compromises to keep the price low. The document also reveals that this phone will have a 48-megapixel primary camera in its triple camera setup at the rear.While the document doesn’t reveal any other specifications of the phone, it is evident that Xiaomi will be adapting the Mi CC9e into one of the Mi A3 series phones. Similar to last year, Xiaomi could be offering two variants of the device – Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite. The Mi CC9 could form the underpinnings of the Mi A3 whereas the Mi CC9e could be rebranded as the Mi A3 Lite. India will most probably get the Mi A3 only and there are chances that Xiaomi could slot it in between the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi K20.advertisementWith the certification listing confirming the existence of the Mi A3 series, it is easy to guess what this phone will bring to the Indian market. The Mi A3 will be probably based on the Mi CC9, which means it will be powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. For the display, it will sport a 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch on the top.The display will house an in-screen fingerprint sensor. For the cameras, there will be a 32-megapixel camera at the front for selfies. At the back, it features a triple camera combination of a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The phone is kept alive by a 4030mAh battery.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e launched, price starts at around Rs 13,000ALSO READ | Xiaomi Mi CC9, CC9e launched: India price and launch, specifications, and everything else you need to knowALSO READ | It’s official, Xiaomi Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro launching in India on July 17last_img read more

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BC man says he owns copyright trademark for Peoples Party of Canada

first_imgVANCOUVER — Former federal Conservative party cabinet minister Maxime Bernier may have to find a new name for his fledgling People’s Party of Canada, if a British Columbia businessman wins two lawsuits filed in Federal Court.Elections Canada shows the People’s Party of Canada was officially registered on Jan. 17, and Bernier is its leader, but Abbotsford, B.C., resident Satinder Singh Dhillon claims to own the copyright and registered trademark to the name, and wants Bernier to quit using it.Dhillon says in a news release that he filed his Elections Canada application for the name weeks before Bernier did, and a media story shows he discussed the People’s Party name as early as 2015.Dhillon’s Federal Court action asks for an injunction preventing Bernier from using the party name during the upcoming federal byelection in Burnaby South, and he wants a review of the process used by Elections Canada to grant Bernier use of the name.He has also launched a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit against Bernier and the other People’s Party of Canada.Dhillon says the decision by Bernier’s party to run a candidate in next week’s Burnaby byelection forced him to take the legal action.“The byelection underway in Burnaby is the first time the other party using our name has put forward a candidate, so it was critical we file for an injunction to show Mr. Bernier and anyone in his party that we are serious,” Dhillon says in the news release.The chief agent for Dhillon’s People’s Party sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bernier’s party, but Dhillon says the letter was ignored.“We are asking the courts to stop them from improperly using a party name which rightfully belongs to us before further damage is done in this byelection or any election,” he says.The news release says Dhillon filed the party name with Elections Canada on Sept. 25, 2018, weeks before Bernier made the same application.However, Dhillon says supporting documents had to be filed by mail and a postal strike impeded that paperwork.Christian Roy, chief agent with Bernier’s People’s Party, says a lawyer is handling the matter but the party has been assured by Elections Canada that it can use the name.The executive director of Bernier’s party was not immediately available for comment.Dhillon’s applications to Federal Court were filed separately in Vancouver less than a week ago and no dates have been set for hearings.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Ed Sheeran Collaborates On New Guitar For Charity

first_imgC.F. Martin & Co. (Martin Guitar) and Ed Sheeran have joined forces once again to deliver the third in a series of Ed Sheeran Signature Artist Edition guitars.The third in a series of Ed Sheeran Signature Artist Edition guitarsThe newest installment from Martin Guitar celebrates Sheeran’s long-awaited third album ÷ (Divide). In 2013 and 2015, Martin Guitar and Sheeran unveiled their first and second collaborations, with each guitar custom designed to celebrate the artist’s first and second albums, respectively. His fans bought them up in record time. The latest model has been available for pre-order since April 21st and will be available for delivery beginning summer 2017. To find an Authorized Martin Dealer to pre-order the model, click here.After selling millions of records and taking a year-long creative hiatus, Ed Sheeran, has emerged with a new chart-busting album and his latest Custom Martin guitar. Sheeran designed the guitar with the luthiers at Martin, a collaboration that has produced the very tools that are instrumental to the Grammy Award winning artist’s signature sound. Sheeran’s newest signature model stays true to his love for Martin’s LX1E Little Martin, which offers unparalleled tone from a small body guitar, and continues with his mathematical-themed album cover art which adorns the guitar’s headstock and the solid Sitka spruce wood top. The guitar also features a matching blue rosette, around the soundhole, and is constructed with mahogany high pressure laminate (HPL) back and sides. The model comes stage-ready, equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics, Martin SP Acoustic strings and a padded gig bag.“Ed Sheeran’s immense talent and innovation have earned him much deserved respect and popularity from fans and fellow musicians alike”, said Chris Thomas Director of Marketing for C.F. Martin & Co. “Standing alone on a huge stage with nothing but a small guitar and a loop station is a unique and admirable approach to touring with such mega hits. It’s clear that Ed loves what he does and gives it all back to his fans each night in the sold out arenas. We are honored to be a part of it and pleased that Ed’s Signature Martins serve him well.”As if there aren’t enough reasons to snatch up this guitar, Sheeran is once again donating 100% of his royalties from the sales of each guitar to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, a UK-based charity in his hometown. The organization, whose Royal Patron is The Duchess of Cambridge, supports families and cares for young people with life-threatening conditions and provides services across several UK counties, including Suffolk, where Sheeran was raised.“We’re so grateful to Ed for once again choosing to raise money and awareness for EACH in this way,” said Graham Butland, EACH Chief Executive. “He’s a fantastic ambassador and highly valued supporter, as he continues to show generosity not only through guitar sales but also through clothes donations, performances and more. A big thank you to Ed, C.F. Martin & Co and all those involved in the Signature Edition project. As with the previous two guitar sales, this will provide a real boost for the children, young people and families we support.”last_img read more

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Walmart is getting rid of greeters, worrying the disabled

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar “greeters” at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they’re being unfairly targeted.Walmart told greeters around the country last week that their positions would be eliminated on April 26 in favour of an expanded, more physically demanding “customer host” role. To qualify, they will need to be able to lift heavy objects and perform other physical tasks.That comes as a heavy blow to greeters with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other disabilities. Now Walmart, America’s largest private employer, is facing a backlash as customers rally around some of the chain’s most highly visible employees.Walmart says it is striving to place greeters in other jobs at the company, but workers with disabilities are worried.Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press read more

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War of 1812 commemorative coin swap at Brock on Monday

The Royal Canadian Mint is hold a coin swap at Brock on Monday for people to trade old coins for new 1812 commemorative ones. The Royal Canadian Mint has created five circulation coins to commemorate the defining moments of the War of 1812.And representatives from the Mint will be at Brock University on Monday, Oct. 15 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the war with a coin exchange in Guernsey Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff and students are invited to trade in their pocket change at face value for the new coins.Today, the Mint unveiled a new circulation quarter honouring the memory of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. This is the first of four circulation coins that commemorate key historical figures who influenced the fight for Canada from 1812 to 1814.The Royal Canadian Mint was also a sponsor of this year’s General Brock’s October Soirée where guests were provided with a commemorative take away $2-dollar coin of the HMS Shannon.Visit the Mint for more information. read more

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Factory activity in the Philadelphia region slips in July after climbing in

WASHINGTON – Manufacturing growth in the Philadelphia region fell in July, a sign that factories are struggling to contribute much to the expanding U.S. economy.The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday that its index of factory activity fell to 5.7 in July from 15.2 the previous month. Any reading above zero indicates that manufacturing is expanding.The index has been stuck in single digits for all but one month this year. That compares with a recent high of 40.2 in November.Manufacturers are recovering from the setbacks of a brutal winter, a strong dollar hurting exports and cheaper oil prices cutting into equipment and material orders by energy firms.“Overall, we see manufacturing activity as still limping after being hit hard from the oil price shock,” said Derek Lindsey, an analyst at the bank BNP Paribas.Measures of new orders and shipments fell this month, yet remained positive. Measures for employment and inventories dropped below zero, a sign of contraction. Still, manufacturers were slightly more optimistic about growth over the next six months.The slippage in growth this month might also reflect seasonal factors. The manufacturers surveyed said their activities normally increase in the spring and autumn but slip in the winter and mid-summer.The survey covers manufacturing in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.Other indicators point to relatively limited — if any — gains for manufacturers, despite solid hiring in the broader economy and recent surges in home sales.The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory production was unchanged in June for a second straight month. Production at auto plants fell last month, but the decline was offset by greater output of furniture and chemicals.Still, there are signs that manufacturers are recovering from the recent drags on the sector due to oil prices, limited exports and winter weather that shut down assembly lines.Factory production rose 1.4 per cent at an annual rate in the April-June quarter, after shrinking 0.8 per cent in the first quarter. FILE – This June 2, 2011 file photo, shows the skyline of downtown Philadelphia in this view from Camden, N.J. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia releases its July report on manufacturing in the Philadelphia region on Thursday, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File) by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Jul 16, 2015 8:48 am MDT Last Updated Jul 16, 2015 at 10:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Factory activity in the Philadelphia region slips in July after climbing in June read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball takes home tournament title extends win streak to

Geoff Carlston scheduled tough for a reason. In an effort to prepare his team for Big Ten play, the Ohio State women’s volleyball coach tasked his squad with one of the hardest nonconference schedules in the country.Thus far, it’s safe to say the team has responded well.OSU took home its second straight tournament win over the weekend at the Blackbird Invitational in Brooklyn, New York, beating a pair of teams who came into the competition without a loss.On Friday, the No. 15 Buckeyes (8-1) took care of host Long Island University Brooklyn (0-7), before topping Syracuse (6-2) and No. 13 Arizona (8-1) on Saturday. After losing its season opener to Wyoming, OSU has now won eight straight matches, including three against top-15 opponents.Led by a strong defensive showing, OSU defeated previously unbeaten Arizona in four sets (25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 29-27) in its final match of the weekend.The contest proved to be a tough early-season test for Carlston’s squad, featuring 31 ties and 12 lead changes as neither team won a set by more than three points.Junior libero Valeria León came up big for the defense, helping the Buckeyes hold Arizona to a .173 attack percentage. León set a new career high with 35 digs, breaking her previous best of 32 which was set just a week earlier against Florida State. Her efforts also marked the second-best single-game total in OSU history, and the most in a four-set match.The Buckeyes also had 14 blocks against the Wildcats, tying a season high. Four Buckeyes picked up at least three total blocks, while nine different players had at least one. Senior middle blocker Tyler Richardson led the way with five blocks, while junior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe had four.Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell had her third double-double of the season against the Wildcats, with a team-leading 19 kills to go along with 10 digs. Freshman setter Taylor Hughes also had a double-double — her third in as many games and fourth on the season — via 24 assists and 10 digs.Saturday’s first match was a four-set OSU win over Syracuse (25-12, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18), who had also entered the tournament undefeated before losing twice.Campbell again led the Buckeyes in points with 27, picking up 23 kills, four blocks and two service aces. Sandbothe put up big numbers as well, with 25 points on 18 kills, eight blocks (four solo) and one ace.OSU’s two freshmen — setter Taylor Hughes and outside hitter Audra Appold — continued to establish themselves as key contributors with impressive performances against the Orange. Hughes had her second of three double-doubles on the weekend on 36 assists and 10 digs, and Appold nearly had one of her own with nine kills and 11 digs.León once more led all players in digs with 22, averaging 5.5 per set.The Buckeyes didn’t have much of a problem against winless LIU Brooklyn in their first game of the weekend, rolling to a win in three sets by a combined 31 points (25-17, 25-10, 25-17).OSU never trailed in the first set, but was slow out of the gate in the second as LIU Brooklyn grabbed an early 6-3 lead. The Buckeyes were able to gather themselves, however, closing the set on a 22-4 run.A pair of senior outside hitters led the OSU offense, as Campbell had 12 kills and Katie Mitchell tacked on 11 at a .450 attacking percentage. Sandbothe continued her hot start to the season with 13.5 points on nine kills, six blocks (one solo) and one ace.The freshmen again played a big role in a win as Hughes had her second career double-double with 35 assists and 10 digs, while Appold had eight kills and three blocks.León was named the Blackbird Invitational’s most valuable player after leading all players with 71 digs (6.5 per set). For a second straight weekend, she was joined by Sandbothe (38 kills, 17 blocks) and Campbell (54 kills, 23 digs) on an all-tournament team.OSU is scheduled to wrap up its nonconference schedule in the Golden Grizzlies Invitational next weekend, facing Eastern Illinois and Western Michigan on Sept. 18, and Oakland on Sept. 19. read more

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Why your Brussels sprouts will be smaller this Christmas

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Some Christmas diners will be delighted, others horrified: much of this year’s crop of Brussels sprouts will be closer to pea-sized as a result of summer’s heatwave.Suppliers said that because of the lack of rain the sprouts did not grow to their normal size, but supermarkets had found creative ways to get around the resulting shortage. Waitrose, for example, is embracing the availability of smaller versions and selling them packaged as “baby sprouts”.Hannah Steward, technical manager at Waitrose, said: “Sprouts have had a tricky time this year but our suppliers have worked incredibly hard and the quality this year is superb.“Due to the very warm weather over the summer and the long growing ­period, we spoke with our farmers to figure out the best way to maximise the crop. This year our baby sprouts, or ‘sproutlets’, will be widely available.“Measuring around 15mm (instead of the usual size of up to 40mm), these sprouts allow our farmers to utilise most of their crop without forgoing flavour, texture and taste.”While they are ignored for most of the season, demand for sprouts soars in mid-December, going up 800 per cent from the 10th to the 17th. However, those looking for good-sized globes will be disappointed. Vernon Mascarenhas, from Nature’s Choice, at New Covent Garden Market, told The Sunday Telegraph that the baby sprouts “haven’t been grown especially as miniature,” they are the same variety that just failed to grow. Mr Mascarenhas said: “With the hot summer and lack of rain they just didn’t grow to the normal size, so they are ­being sold as baby sprouts.”However, there is a silver lining to tiny sprouts. While they may look less impressive on the dinner table there is good chance they willl taste better. Mr Mascarenhas said that smaller sprouts “will cook evenly and be less likely to be soggy. Because they’re smaller they’re easier to roast too.” read more

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Sortir du nucléaire appelle à manifester contre un train de déchets nucléaires

first_imgSortir du nucléaire appelle à manifester contre un train de déchets nucléairesCe soir, un train transportant du combustible usé radioactif doit arriver des Pays-Bas en France. Une chose inadmissible pour le collectif Sortir du nucléaire qui a appelé à manifester le long du trajet du convoi.  Dans quelques heures, aura lieu un nouveau rassemblement destiné à dénoncer l’utilisation de l’énergie nucléaire et ses nombreux inconvénients. En effet, aujourd’hui, un train doit partir de Borssele en Hollande transportant à son bord du combustible usé radioactif. Convoi qui traversera la Belgique pour arriver dans l’Hexagone par “la frontière franco-belge à Mouscron le 11 au soir, aux alentours de 23h00”. À lire aussiLe pied d’éléphant, cette effrayante masse radioactive cachée dans les entrailles de TchernobylMais le collectif Sortir du nucléaire entend bien ne pas laisser ce train voyager en toute discrétion. Ainsi, il a appelé à manifester tout le long de la voie empruntée par le convoi qui doit au final atteindre l’usine d’Areva de La Hague dans le Cotentin où les déchets doivent être traités. “En France, entre le 12 et le 13 octobre, le train traversera 12 départements (Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Aisne, Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-d’Oise, Yvelines, Eure, Seine-Maritime, Calvados et Manche) et empruntera les voies du RER grande couronne en région parisienne”, a précisé Sortir du nucléaire.  Le réseau belge Nucléaire STOP et le syndicat Sud-Rail se sont d’ores et déjà joints à l’appel de Sortir du nucléaire, tandis qu’un rassemblement est également prévu à Dunkerque à 15H ce samedi, révèle France 3.Le 11 octobre 2011 à 19:04 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Japan can watch the Olympics in glorious 8K

first_imgThat 4K TV you’ve been repeatedly looking at online? It’s nice and big, means you have an excuse to upgrade your Xbox One to a One S, and unlocks access to those 4K Blu-ray movie releases. It’s also already out-of-date in Japan.On Monday, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK launched a satellite channel that will broadcast content in 8K, meaning you won’t get the full visual experience with one of those “so last year” high-end 4K TVs anymore. Not all content broadcast by NHK on this channel will be 8K as there isn’t much of it about yet, so those who actually own an 8K-capable TV will have to make do with 4K content intermixed with crisp 8K visuals when available.NHK has rolled out the new channel just in time for the Rio Olympics kicking off on Friday. They refer to 8K as Super Hi-Vision, which means a combination of 7,680 x 4,320 resolution visuals with 22.2-channel surround sound if you also own the kit to support that. As far as I know, it means Japan will be the only country where you can watch the Olympics in 8K. In fact, I’m sure most viewers around the world will have to “suffer” standard HD Olympic coverage.It’s going to take a very long time for the 8K revolution to happen. We’re only now getting used to 4K TVs being an option, and that’s only happening because the prices have fallen to the point where they can be considered on the edge of affordable. 8K means going through that process again, only with content even more scarce than when 4K first arrived.8K is not worth waiting for right now. If you’re in the market for a new TV and have a healthy budget then 4K should definitely be where you look. Netflix offers 4K streams and other services will surely follow. Considering a TV should last you a decade, 4K future proofs your viewing pleasure. 8K? That’s something for the late 2020s.last_img read more

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Fofana is happy to play but his team needs to get

first_imgThe Ivorian midfielder has played in all Udinese matches this 2018-2019 season in the Italian Lega Serie AUdinese is currently sitting in the 16th place in the Italian Lega Serie A with nine points.And despite the results, Ivorian midfielder Seko Fofana is feeling well, after playing in all the matches so far in the 2018-2019 season.“I love to play in midfield. It doesn’t matter if, in a two or three-man midfield, that’s for the coach to decide,” he was quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.“We are doing well, we struggled only against Napoli. This is a pivotal season for me, I have ambitions and goals, I want to have a great career.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I am playing like I was in my first season here before fracturing my fibula in March 2017 against Juve,” he added.“That was the toughest moment in football for me. We are more unite compared to last year, We are more friends with each other both on and off the pitch”.“I’d like to play in European cups. I love Paris and I support PSG, but if I had to choose a club where I’d like to go one day it would be Manchester City,” he commented.“I was there and it’s still in my head. I met Yaya Toure, my role model. He was a hero for me, now we are friends”.last_img read more

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Navy Reps Hear Complaints on Northern Edge Exercises

first_imgDownload AudioFour representatives traveled to Homer to explain the purpose of Northern Edge. Captain Raymond Hesser is a naval officer with Alaskan Command.“We as a team were able to present a lot of information. I’m sure they learned something and the whole point was an information exchange. We gave them some information and then we were able to listen. I think we got a pretty good amount of feedback,” says Hesser.Hesser and his team explained the history of Northern Edge, the drills involved, and the equipment that would be used. They also said there wouldn’t be any population wide impacts to fish or marine mammals. Homer residents rejected that. Bob Shavelson, Executive Director of Cook Inletkeeper, seemed to surprise the delegation with a question on the Navy’s recent legal trouble regarding exercises planned in waters near Hawaii and Southern California.Residents wait to hear Northern Edge Presentation at City Hall – Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI“There was a court decision in April that said the analysis, the environmental analysis, that they did in Hawaii and Southern California waters was inadequate. And it was actually illegal under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other federal laws,” says Shavelson.Shavelson asked if the Navy violated federal law there, then what are they doing differently here. None of the speakers had an answer. Hesser says he wishes he did.“Would I have liked to have answers to every single question that was given? Yes. Had I heard that question before? Yes. Have I heard it answered before? Yes. I just would not even dare to try and answer the question when I don’t personally know the answer. We just did the best we could on very short notice to try and be as transparent as possible,” says Hesser.Hesser says the group was invited on Thursday which gave them a few days to make the trip to Homer. He adds that if the same legal error were made with this study he is sure they would face a similar court ruling.“That’s not an answer to the question but I just understand that they’re different so I just tried to point that out,” says Hesser.The audience also chided the representatives for the Navy’s history of pollution, for not knowing about herring data gathered by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, and for claiming sonar impacts on fish and marine mammals would be minimal. Shelley Gill is part of a years’ long humpback whale study with the nonprofit, Eye of the Whale.“They say sonar doesn’t harm whales. The Navy was kicked out of Hawaii and kicked out of San Diego. He was just talking about how well they did in Puerto Rico and they were kicked out of Puerto Rico too. We know that sonar kills whales,” says Gill.Gill says the Navy admits in its environmental impact study, or EIS, they don’t know the impact sonar could have on salmon. Dr. Cynthia LeDoux-Bloom is a Fisheries Scientist in California who has worked with the Navy in the Gulf of Alaska. But she says she’s only given the Supplemental EIS for Northern Edge a brief read. LeDoux-Bloom thinks there were good points raised at the meeting, like why the Trustee Council data on herring didn’t make it into the Navy’s impact study.“I don’t know if the data was available between 2008 and 2011, but if it was it should have been included,” says LeDoux-Bloom.But she also believes there’s a gap between people’s expectations and what is actually possible. For instance, she doesn’t know how to figure out if there’s a positive relationship between fish mortality and exercises the Navy will be doing in the gulf.“Were there fish before the training operations? Were there fish after the training operations? Did the training operations themselves remove the fish? If the fish died did they float? Did they sink? Were they dead and just picked up by the shorebirds? So I think trying to figure out mortality and making that relationship…I don’t know how to do it,” says LeDoux-Bloom.Dr. LeDoux-Bloom says there was a clear divide between the audience’s opinion on the exercises’ impact and the information touted by the Navy’s team. And she says that’s okay.“When everything goes smooth, I don’t really think you’re getting the full picture or you’re not actually talking to the people you should be talking to. So I though the meeting itself had its moments of discomfort but overall, I really feel super hopeful about it,” says LeDoux-Bloom.Hesser says he appreciates the community’s concerns and he wishes he could have come to Homer to start a dialogue months before Northern Edge got underway.last_img read more

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Congress wins 3 seats BJP 1 in Indias Karnataka RS polls

first_imgThe Indian Congress on Friday won three seats and ªthe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) one in the Rajya Sabha biennial election for four seats in Karnataka in India, said an official.”All three Congress candidates and one from the BJP won the contest while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) candidate lost for the fourth seat,” an Election Commission official told reporters here after counting of votes.  L. Hanumanthaiah, Syed Naseer Hussain and G.C. Chandrasekhar of the Congress and Rajeev Chandrashekar of the BJP were declared elected by the Returning Officer.B.M. Farooq of the JD-S lost to G.C. Chandrasekhar of the Congresslast_img read more

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