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India vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Bumrah’s Superman effort in vain but Virat Kohli impressed

first_imgJasprit Bumrah flew high and by what it seemed, saved six important runs for India and left everyone on the field impressed with his effort.But, his wings were chopped off as the umpires ruled it for a six as his feet touched the boundary ropes while he tried to take the leap at the New Wanderers during the first T20I versus South Africa.WATCHIt was the sixth over in the South African innings when Hardik Pandya’s delivery was slogged towards fine leg by David Miller. Bumrah had his eyes on the ball and jumped to keep the ball in play before returning the throw to MS Dhoni after recovering. However, the on-field umpires decided to have another look at it and it was seen that Bumrah took a couple of steps back and first treaded on the ropes before jumping in the air to keep the ball in play. As the last contact was on or beyond the ropes and not in the field of play, it was given as a six — thanks to the new rule change.But, Miller couldn’t capitalise on that and fell on the very next ball while trying to take the aerial route again. It was a fuller ball from Pandya at a slower pace. Miller lofted it over mid-on and Dhawan backtracked from there and held on to it with ease to send the hard-hitting left-hander back for a 5-ball 9.Airborne BOOM! How’s that for an effort at the boundary ropes! #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/dz4ubi4qiVadvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) February 18, 2018Miller’s intentions however couldn’t be questioned as the Proteas had to go on with the game in their chase of 204. With the score at 48/2 from 6.1 overs, it was on Miller’s shoulders to up the ante but he perished.Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets from 20 overs.The Delhi left-hander blasted 10 fours and two sixes in his 39-ball innings as others batted around him.After home captain Jean-Paul Duminy put India into bat, India’s innings was lifted by a brisk 21 off nine from Rohit Sharma, who got out in the fifth delivery of the second over after edging to wicket-keeper Heinrich Klassen off debutant Junior Dala.Dhawan’s show began after this as he got useful support from Suresh Raina (15 off 7) and Virat Kohli (26 off 20). Till the dismissal of Kohli, who was ruled LBW against spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in the third delivery of the 10th over, India had already scored 108.Dhawan made the most of the ill-disciplined bowling from Chris Morris, Dala and Andile Phehlukwayo, who were allowing the 32-year-old to free his arms on the leg side.A failed scoop attempt of a slower delivery from Phehlukwayo ended Dhawan’s innings as Klassen dived front to removed the danger.Later, Manish Pandey (29 not out off 27), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16) and Hardik Panya (13 not out) took India past the 200-run mark.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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HIGHLIGHTS SOUTH 1715 HRS

first_imgChennai, June 28 (PTI) Highlights from the Southernregion at 1715 hrs.MDS2 TN-LANKA-FISHERMENRameswaram: Over 2,500 Tamil Nadu fishermen areallegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy while fishingnear Katchatheevu, says a leader of a fishermen’sassociation.MDS3 KL-ACTRESS-LD REAXThiruvananthapuram: Women in Cinema Collective (WCC)demands an emergency executive meeting of the Association ofMalayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) to discuss the row over thedecision to take back actor Dileep into its fold.MES1 TN-TOURISM-POLICYChennai, Jun 28(PTI) The Tamil Nadu government releasesits Ecotourism Policy 2017, which envisages majorrole for local communities.MES2 TN-CM-SPORTSChennai: Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami proposes aslew of initiatives to promote sports talent in the state.NVGNVGNVGlast_img read more

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What Are the Remaining Big 12 Title Scenarios?

first_imgThe Big 12 title scenarios seem pretty straightforward. If OU, Baylor or Oklahoma State win out, they’re the champs. They all control their own destiny. Oklahoma State would be 12-0. So would Baylor. OU would be 11-1 would have beaten any other team that could feasibly be 11-1 and thus hold the tiebreaker (that was put in place after the TCU/Baylor debacle last season).It gets messy when you look at a one-loss team not named OU winning the conference and three different teams being involved. Like, what if Baylor beats OU and OSU but loses to TCU.[1. I’m presuming Baylor is going to beat Texas at home.] And OSU beats OU and Iowa State and loses to Baylor. And TCU wins out.That’s when the fun begins.Here are the tiebreakers, according to the Big 12’s website.If three or more teams are tied, steps 1 through 4 will be followed until a determination is made. Once a team has been eliminated from a multi-team comparison, it is dropped from further comparisons. If only two teams remain tied after any step, the winner of the game between the two tied teams shall be the Champion.1. The conference records of the three or more teams will be compared against each other.In the scenario I mentioned above, TCU, Baylor and OSU would have all beaten each other and incurred just one loss each so this wouldn’t apply. On to the next one.2. The conference records of the three or more teams will be compared against the next highest placed team(s) in the conference (4, 5 and 6….).OSU, Baylor and TCU would have all beaten everyone else in the Big 12 so this wouldn’t apply. On to the next one.3. Scoring differential among the tied teams. The team with the lowest difference between points scored and points allowed in games vs. the tied teams are eliminated from consideration.#Math4. Draw (In the event steps 1-3 cannot break a multi-team tie the champion will be determined by draw at the Conference office.LOL.I guess my point here is that scoring differential is going to be something to keep an eye on if TCU, Baylor and OSU all beat each other. You know how that can be completely eliminated from the equation? If OSU wins its next two games, it will be the 2015 Big 12 champ.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Report: Al Hilal 4 Persepolis 0

first_imgAl Hilal 4 Persepolis 0: Kharbin treble puts Al Hilal in complete control Rob Lancaster 02:37 27/9/2017 Al Hilal - cropped Getty Images Abdullah Ateef was sent off for Al Hilal but the hosts still ran out handsome winners to close in on a place in the final. Omar Kharbin hit a hat-trick as Al Hilal thrashed Persepolis 4-0 in the first leg of their AFC Champions League semi-final on Tuesday – despite playing 40 minutes with 10 men.The two-time champions survived the dismissal of Abdullah Ateef early in the second half to emphatically end their opponents’ seven-game unbeaten run in the competition.Picked out at the back post by a deep cross from the right, an unmarked Kharbin nodded home from close range to give Al Hilal a deserved lead in the 31st minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Yasir Al Shahrani doubled the advantage before the interval, as his effort from the edge of the box skipped beyond goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand to put the hosts in complete control.FULL-TIME | Omar Khribin’s hat-trick seals a very convincing victory for @Alhilal_FC ! #ACL2017 #HILvPER pic.twitter.com/WlxsFLXxEl— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) September 26, 2017Persepolis were fortunate to only be two behind after a one-sided opening half, although they were given a boost when Ateef picked up two bookings in as many minutes.Still, the numerical disadvantage didn’t stop Ramon Diaz’s side from pulling further clear in the second half.Kharbin angled home a shot to make it 3-0 before going on to complete his hat-trick in the 89th minute, the Syria international steering in a low cross from the right as the visitors were caught short of numbers at the back.The one-sided result makes Al Hilal firm favourites to progress to the final, where they will play the winners of the tie between Urawa Reds and Shanghai SIPG.Full-time statistics for @ALHILAL_FC vs @fcperspolisir!#ACL2017 #HILvPER pic.twitter.com/yVkQLMZa9B— AFC Champions League (@TheAFCCL) September 26, 2017 read morelast_img read more

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Cape Breton coal mine cited for breaking reporting rules in massive cavein

first_imgHALIFAX — Officials at an undersea Cape Breton coal mine broke a provincial regulation by not reporting a massive roof cave-in until government inspectors showed up 15 days after the first rock crashed down, according to provincial documents citing the firm for contravening rules last fall.Documents obtained through freedom-of-information legislation outline the inspections, citations and fines imposed on the Donkin mine, prompting safety experts to ask questions about how the mine is being run, two years after the shafts were re-opened by Kameron Coal.The mine, which has tunnels extending under the Atlantic Ocean, recently resumed limited production after the province suspended operations following six cave-ins in four months.The first cave-in occurred Sept. 18, and initially went unreported, according to the documents drafted by provincial inspectors.The managers of the Donkin, N.S., colliery also didn’t initially report a second, Oct. 1 cave-in until provincial officials arrived two days later, the documents say.According to the reports, the inspectors asked a series of questions on the morning of Oct. 3 before learning the extent of the damage in two incidents of tonnes of roof falling as a system of bolts gave way.The inspectors write that they were told by the senior vice president of operations that no operations were under way at the mine because a belt drive was being set up and extra roof support was being added.“When questioned as to the reason for the installation … we were informed that two roof falls … had occurred in the No. 1 entry of the North Bleeder panel,” they wrote in their report.The documents say both collapses had spanned the entire six-metre width of a passage, as slabs of rock fell and left a ceiling gap up to almost four metres deep.The first rock fall ran over 18 metres along the underground roadway, while the second was about a third of the length of a football field.The documents say the inspectors also learned of two more roof falls at intersections of the mine, but details aren’t provided of their severity.The delay in reporting the Sept. 18 roof fall resulted in a citation for contravention of s. 32.1(f) of the province’s underground mining regulations, which require a report within 24 hours of an unplanned roof fall that results in conditions that include a blockage of the mine roadway, a disruption of work for more than an hour, and/or an impairment of ventilation in the mine.“This reporting had not been carried out prior to the inspection,” says the compliance order issued on Oct. 11. “The employer did provide notification, after being directed to do so by the (Department of) Labour and Advanced Education, outside the 24 hours reporting period.”The underground mining regulations were revised prior to the opening of the Kameron underground mine, the first coal mine in decades in Nova Scotia, and as a result there is limited local, independent expertise on the safety issues involved.However, Tracy Strombo, a former chief accident investigator for the State of Kentucky, read the regulation and the safety reports and said he would characterize the rock falls reported as “massive failure” of the mine plan to secure the roof — known in Canada as a “ground plan.”“It looks to me like it should have been reported immediately,” he said, noting that it appears to be the kind of roof falls that interfere with ventilation and impede traffic in a mine.Tony Oppegard, a Kentucky-based lawyer who represents miners in safety cases, said roof falls are the No. 1 cause of death in underground American coal mines.“Not reporting major roof falls, that’s a red flag. Why would you not report them? The law is pretty clear,” said Oppegard, who has also worked for the United States mine safety regulator.The company was not fined for the failure to report.However, it was fined $2,000 for an accumulation of coal dust and $2,000 for failing to implement the original roof control plan in a way that “may have provided an indication that the roof strata were exhibiting signs of potential failure.”Kameron Coal, a subsidiary of a U.S.-based Cline Mining Corp., declined to specifically comment on why it didn’t report the cave-ins until the inspectors arrived, though the safety reports indicate they had been taking measures to shore up the roof in the areas of the collapse.The firm sent an email attributed to Shannon Campbell, Kameron’s vice president of project development, that said the company is working closely with the inspectors to resolve the issue.“Some (compliance) orders have required us to develop more robust programs such as the ground control procedure,” he wrote, referring to the technical term for the plan to ensure mine roof is safe. “In close consultation with provincial regulators, international experts were brought to site to advise local management of recommended changes to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. This, along with the installation of substantial additional ground support in other areas of the mine, are steps taken to continuously improve.”The documents obtained through freedom of information indicate that there were problems in the mine roofs that went back to the summer.A July 12 inspection report cites the mine as lacking some roof support in the “North Bleeder panel,” the same panel where the large cave-ins later occurred. “Several instances were noted where rock had fallen from the roof in pieces that were big enough to injure personnel,” says the report.A Sept. 4 inspection report notes the roof was breaking in places where the walls met the roof “at numerous locations,” adding this was occurring in areas “where roof screening was not providing full coverage.”The records say that after discovering the two collapses on Oct. 3, the inspectors ordered the mines to “delay recommencing work” and asked for an engineer-approved diagnosis of the problem and a set of recommendations to prevent it from occurring again.Scott Nauss, the province’s director of inspection compliances, said the department was aware of the summer and early fall problems.“From the inspection reports that I’ve read … it appears that there were some warning signs in various parts of the mine that the roof was not self supporting so that there needs to be roof bolts and screens to maintain the structural integrity of the roof.” He said after the failure to report the cave-ins of Sept. 18 and Oct. 1, “we took that very seriously … this was a clear violation and we treated it as such.”However, six days after the Oct. 3 discovery of the cave-ins, the Labour Department allowed the mine to resume operations on Oct. 9.The province’s mining inspection team approved the “corrections” made in the area of the collapses, which included more supporting systems and more monitoring of those supports, said Nauss.Almost 11 weeks later, while the mine was on a Christmas break, there was another cave-in on Dec. 18, then on Dec. 28 there was another collapse in the same North Bleeder panel as the fall incidents, said Nauss, noting they were reported.As with the earlier collapses, no workers were injured. The mine’s licence to operate was suspended after the Dec. 28 incident, with a requirement that the operators provide a revised plan for their roof support system.However, Gary Taje, international staff representative for the United Mine Workers of America in Canada, said the company’s failure to report when the first major cave-in came in September remains “a major problem.”“It’s not a simple little rock fall in unsupported ground. This is supported ground which has been opened fairly recently,” he said in an interview.“Rock falls of this nature in a developing mine are not common at all … that’s an awful lot of material falling down at one time.”The union representative says there’s evidence the province should have called for an entire re-design of the roof control system after the collapses of Sept. 18 and Oct. 1.“Something different has to be come up with. The roof bolting they were doing wasn’t working,” he said of the mine, which his organization has been attempting to unionize.In late January, the province allowed the mine to resume working on one panel, and it is now awaiting a fresh plan from the company on how it intends to ensure roof safety.The latest area being mined is just 480 metres in a “controlled, low risk” portion of the workings, a small fraction of the area mined to date, said Nauss.He said the seams of the mine shafts will be cut at different angles to increase wall strength, longer bolts will be used, and there will be more monitoring of the effectiveness of the roof support system.Inspections will go from monthly to bi-weekly, the Labour Department said in a follow up email.However, Strombo suggests the province should also consider stepping up inspections even further in light of the events of the recent months.“If it were assigned to me … I would go to the mine at least on a weekly basis and observe what they’re doing,” he said.— Follow (at)mtuttoncporg on TwitterMichael Tutton, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Portuguese President to Visit Morocco at the King Mohammed VIs Invitation

Rabat – Portuguese President, Marcelo Duarte Rebelo de Sousa, will pay an official visit to Morocco, on Monday, at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, announced Sunday the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery in a press release.On this occasion, the King will hold official talks with his illustrious guest.The King will offer an official Iftar in honor of the Portuguese President and the delegation accompanying him at the Royal Palace in Casablanca. The visit reflects the high quality of bilateral relations based on a strong and deep-rooted partnership thanks to the common will to consolidate the multifaceted ties between the two countries. read more

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Unity force to be launched Audio

Samaraweera said that an agreement will be signed on Thursday between the political groups and others who will be part of the unity force. (Colombo Gazette)Audio Playerhttp://colombogazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MANGALA.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The MP said that people have begun to build protective fences around themselves as a result of what is happening in the country and so political parties and civil society need to come together to protect the people. “We have discussed 10 points and these points were discussed with the support of many government members,” he said. A new ‘unity force’ will be launched next week to stand up against the government, UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera said today.Samaraweera said that the country is facing a dangerous situation and there is a need to join hands to take the fight against the government. read more

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ARMSTRONG Challenging times for cannabis retailers consumers and producers

Michael Armstrong, Associate Professor of Operations Research in Brock’s Goodman School of Business, was recently published in The Conversation‘s French-language edition. It’s an updated version of a piece on legalization of cannabis in Canada published earlier this year.Armstrong writes:Avec le lancement du cannabis récréatif légal le 17 octobre, plusieurs défis ont fait leur apparition, c’est le moins qu’on puisse dire…Les distributeurs et les détaillants connaissent déjà une pénurie du produit. Les gouvernements se penchent sur des questions comme les amnisties et la conduite avec facultés affaiblies.La légalisation a aussi provoqué l’émergence d’une féroce compétition entre le marché du cannabis légal et le marché noir. L’élimination des fournisseurs illégaux est un des objectifs principaux de la légalisation. Afin de réussir, les producteurs, les détaillants et particulièrement les gouvernements doivent apprendre et s’adapter.Read the full story here (in French).. read more

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Staff and faculty honoured at Holiday Celebration

Stephanie Brooks’ unwavering dedication to student success is well-known throughout the Department of Sport Management.The academic advisor’s 22 years of commitment was officially recognized at the President’s Holiday Celebration on Monday, Dec. 10 when she was honoured with a President’s Distinguished Staff Service Award.Her nominator Laura Cousens, Associate Professor of Sport Management, said in the nomination application that Brooks’ “attention to the individual needs of all students has been the backbone of student support in our department.”Tears of joy ran down Brooks’ cheeks as she shook President Gervan Fearon’s hand and accepted the award in front of some 400 faculty and staff members.“It certainly wasn’t expected,” said Brooks, who was the Department of Sport Management’s first and only staff member when it started in 1997. “It has been a lot of fun being with the department from inception to where it is now.”Since beginning her role more than two decades ago, undergraduate enrolment in Sport Management has more than doubled to 1,000 students across all four academic years.Kirsty Spence, Chair and Associate Professor for the department, said that although Brooks’ volume of work has increased, her level of exceptional customer service has never changed.“She has met the challenge with grace and grit,” said Spence. “If anything, her service-orientated demeanour is more important now than before. She loves the students and the students love her. She always meets them where they need to be met.”To meet an urgent request, Brooks has quite literally met a student where they needed her — in one case meeting a student in a north St. Catharines parking lot with paperwork needed for an upcoming job interview.Brooks was one of 27 faculty and staff who were honoured at the annual holiday event. She said that she enjoys working at the University and is happy for everyone who was recognized.“I love being a part of the Brock community. It’s wonderful to be a part of something bigger than me,” she said.President Gervan Fearon addressed the crowd and thanked everyone for their dedication to the University and to student success. He said that when speaking with students and alumni, a common theme he hears is that they can identify the moment a staff or faculty member made a difference in shaping their lives.“They tell me, ‘I didn’t get a chance to tell them thanks,’ or ‘they don’t know how much of an influence they were that day,’” said Fearon. “Those small things that you do as day-to-day passing moments bring incredible joy and make a difference to students.”  President’s Distinguished Staff Service AwardsThe President’s Distinguished Staff Service Award for Outstanding Contributions recognizes permanent staff members who have provided outstanding contributions to the working environment at Brock. This year’s winners were:Stephanie Brooks, Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Co-ordinator, Sport ManagementDennis Ceci, Graphic Designer, Printing ServicesLesa Mansfield, Administrative Co-ordinator and Graduate Advisor, SociologyElizabeth Wasylowich, Administrative Assistant, Labour Studies and Centre for Women’s and Gender StudiesHuman Resources Distinguished Staff Service Award for LeadershipAudrey Fehlow, Director of Enterprise Solutions for Information Technology Services, was honoured with the Human Resources Distinguished Staff Service Award for Leadership, which recognizes one staff member with a proven record of leading and working collaboratively, engaging faculty and staff, building strong relationships and developing a respectful work and learning environment.Quarter Century ClubSeveral faculty and staff were recognized for their long-standing commitment to Brock University. This year, 11 employees were inducted into the Quarter Century Club, joining 237 others who have worked for Brock for 25 years:Steve Anderson, Mail Clerk, Central Receiving and Mail ServicesJeffrey Atkinson, Chair and Professor, ChemistryJane Helleiner, Professor, SociologyRahul Kumar, Assistant Professor and St. Catharines Campus Manager, Educational StudiesFrances Meffe, Administrative Co-ordinator, HistoryJanet Sackfie, Administrative Assistant, English Language and LiteratureMurray Smith, Professor, SociologyLinda Stillabower, Associate Professor, AccountingSusan Sydor, Interim Director, Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education and Assistant Professor, EducationPaul Tritton, Customer Service and Printing Co-ordinator, Printing ServicesJames Weatherson, Custodian, Custodial and Grounds Services35 years of long-standing serviceEleven people were recognized for 35 years of service:Sandra Boone, Publication and Programs Co-ordinator, Youth ProgramsPeter Bradstreet, Aquatics Associate, Brock SportsRobert Carlone, Professor, Biological SciencesTed Costanzo, Carpenter, Maintenance and Utilities ServicesKenneth Enns, Lead Hand and Electrician, Maintenance and Utilities ServicesCynthia Leavitt, Library Assistant, Collection ServicesThomas Macdonald, Manager of Technical Services, Tech Services — Electronic ShopBozidar Mitrovic, Professor, PhysicsJonathan Radue, Associate Professor, Computer ScienceBarbara Tatarnic, Manager of Continuing Education and Outreach, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture InstitutePeter Yannopoulos, Professor, Marketing, International Business and Strategy50 years of long-standing servicePeter Barclay, Storekeeper with the Department of Earth Sciences, was recognized as the longest-serving ongoing employee in the history of the University. Barclay retired Nov. 30 after 50 years of service. read more

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Womens Basketball Newlook Ohio State takes on Penn State for second time

Ohio State guard Carmen Grande (1) attempts to put up a layup in the second half of the game against Indiana on Jan 10. Ohio State won 55-50. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo Editor Redshirt senior guard Carmen Grande called Ohio State’s comeback win against Penn State on Jan. 17 “the slowest comeback of all time.” Trailing the Nittany Lions 54-45 at the end of the third quarter, the Buckeyes made eight of its 14 attempts from the field, outscoring its opponent 22-13 in the final quarter to tie the game at 76 at the end of regulation. The Buckeyes extended their two-game winning streak to three, securing an overtime victory in what seemed to be a turning point in the season. Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said his team played very well at the end of the game, moving the ball well and executing on all fronts, giving the Buckeyes confidence that continues to affect this game continuing through conference play. Even though that game was only a few weeks ago, Grande still sees a different team than the one that won in overtime on the road. “We just keep getting better,” Grande said. “We found our identity, which I think that at that time, ‘Are we this, are we that?’ We were still figuring it out. I think we pretty much have figured it out.” Ohio State will show off that new identity against the Nittany Lions on Wednesday. Projected StartersOhio State (9-11, 5-6 Big Ten)G – Carly Santoro – Redshirt senior, 11.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.4 apgG – Carmen Grande – Redshirt senior, 7.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.1 apgG – Janai Crooms – Freshman, 7.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.7 apgF – Dorka Juhasz – Freshman, 11.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 0.7 apgF – Makayla Waterman – Redshirt senior, 8.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.9 apgPenn State (10-11, 3-7 Big Ten)G – Teniya Page – Senior, 19.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.7 apgG – Amari Carter – Senior, 9.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.5 apgG – Siyeh Frazier  – Junior, 9.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.5 apgG – Karisma Ortiz  – Freshman, 3.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.2 apgF – Alisia Smith – Sophomore, 9.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 0.4 apgEven with a new identity, Ohio State will have to show some improvement, especially after the performance the team had in its past gameThe Buckeyes are coming off a 76-59 road drubbing by Northwestern, which McGuff referred to as the worst loss of the season for his team. Much like the Buckeyes’ overtime win against Penn State on Jan. 18, Ohio State struggled with ball control against the Wildcats, recording 20 turnovers while Northwestern scored 29 points off turnovers. Grande was responsible for a team-high six turnovers in the contest. The redshirt senior point guard said that ball control will continue to be a focus, facing a Penn State team that, despite its struggles defensively, records an average of 7.7 steals per game, fourth-most in the Big Ten. “We try and focus on executing and taking care of the ball, not going too fast,” Grande said. “So like catch the ball first before you do anything so you don’t turn it over.” McGuff said Penn State has “quick, athletic guards” who pressure opponents in half-court and full-court press. Other than their turnover margin, the Nittany Lions have struggled in every facet of defense. Penn State allows opponents to score 69.9 points per game and shoot 42.1 percent from the field, both worst in the Big Ten. In Penn State’s last game against then-No. 13 Iowa, the Nittany Lions allowed the Hawkeyes to shoot 53.1 percent from the field, making 6-of-15 from 3 in their 20-point loss on Sunday. Offensively, Penn State has a guard that McGuff considers to be one of the best in the conference. Senior guard Teniya Page is averaging 19.8 points per game, 9.9 points more than any other player on the roster. She is shooting 38.4 percent from the field and 32.2 percent from deep. But McGuff said Ohio State will have its leading scorer, freshman forward Dorka Juhasz, return to the starting lineup against Penn State. After playing 27 minutes in the Buckeyes’ loss to Northwestern, scoring a team-leading 14 points off the bench, Juhasz, according to McGuff, is expected to be “100 percent mentally and physically” against the Nittany Lions.“We need her,” McGuff said. “Obviously, she has played really well late, so we need her at 100 percent for us to be successful.”Ohio State will take on Penn State at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday. read more

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Sadiq Khan calls for inquiry into death of man working on travelator

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. “An immediate and urgent investigation is underway into the circumstances of this tragedy.” Waterloo is the largest, and one of the busiest, stations in London.Detective Inspector Darren Gough said: “This is a truly tragic incident, and our deepest condolences are with the man’s family.”They are currently being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers as they come to terms with this devastating news.”We are now working closely with the Office for Road and Rail (ORR) to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and establish exactly what happened to lead to the man’s very sad death.”British Transport Police said in a statement: “Officers were called just after 2.20am this morning (Wednesday 18 September 2019) to London Waterloo Underground Station following reports that a contract worker had received an injury.”London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade were already on scene and it became apparent the incident was more serious.”Lifesaving attempts were very sadly unsuccessful and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.”Officers are currently working to identify the man and inform his family. Enquiries into the incident continue.”Vernon Everitt, Managing Director of London Underground, said: “Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of our colleague who lost his life in the early hours of this morning working for one of our contractors at Waterloo Underground station. Sadiq Khan has called for an urgent inquiry into the death of a contractor who was working on a travelator at Waterloo station early this morning.The engineer had been on the moving walkway connecting the Jubilee line and the Northern and Bakerloo lines.Passengers were being told to avoid the interchange where possible, but the station has remained open. British Transport Police are investigating the death, which is not thought to be suspicious. It is not yet clear how the man died.The Mayor of London said on Twitter: “Very sad to hear of the tragic death of a contractor at Waterloo Station this morning. I know I speak for everyone at City Hall and TfL in sending our deepest condolences to their family & friends.”Mr Khan said an urgent inquiry into what happened is “vital” to ensure it cannot happen again.At 5.24am Transport for London wrote on Twitter: “Waterloo Station: No interchange between lines, due to a fault with the the travellator. Please exit the station and walk back in.”A tweet by Jubilee Line just after 7.30am read: “Waterloo Station – A one way system has been implemented at this station due to an ongoing police investigation, customers are advised to avoid interchange where possible.” read more

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EHF CL 20102011 Kings broke resistance of SG Flensburg

BM Ciudad RealEHF CL 2010/2011SG Flensburg In openning match of Champions League, three times winner, Renovalia Ciudad Real won against SG Flensburg 27:19 (7:9).After equal performances in first 35 minutes, champion of Spain took all in his hands and scored 20 goals in second half. That was enough for a convincing win in which Kiro Lazarov in his European debut in “Don Kijot” Arena scored 8 goals and was best scorer.Ciudad Real : Hombrados y Sterbik; Kallman (1), Abaló (3), Cañellas (2), Alberto Entrerríos (-), Viran Morros (-), Dinart (-), Isaías Guardiola (2), Juanjo Fernández (-), Julen Aginagalde (4), García Parrondo (2), David Davis (1), Chema Rodríguez (2), Lazarov (8, 3p) y Jurkiewicz (2). Flensburg: Beutler y Rasmussen (ps); Karlsson (1), Oscar Carlén (1), Eggert (3, 1p), Fahlgren (4), Mogensen (1), Hansen (4), Djordjic (-), Mocsai (2), Heinl (1), Szilagyi (2) y Boesen (-).In second match of Group “D”, Sankt Petersburg beat Bosna Sarajevo 32:27 (11:12). ← Previous Story Germans and Poles refreshing “WC Final 2007” memories Next Story → IHF will pay compensation for participation at WC! read more

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France le paiement sans contact expérimenté à Nice

first_imgFrance : le paiement sans contact expérimenté à NiceFrance – Nice est devenue la première ville française à tester la technologie “Sans contact mobile”. Le smartphone équipé de cette technologiepermet de régler ses achats sans espèces ni carte bancaire. L’expérience a débuté vendredi dernier, et près de 3.000 citoyens pourraient utiliser prochainement leur mobile comme moyen de paiement sur Nice. Pour ce faire, les utilisateurs de ce service devront posséder un téléphone intégrant une carte puce NFC, comme le Samsung Player One cityzi. Le téléphone pourra alors servir à régler ses achats, ses déplacements en transports en commun ou à obtenir des informations sur le trafic. Onze banques participent à cette opération. Pour le moment, seules trois (BNP Paribas, CIC et Crédit Mutuel) proposent gratuitement le service sur mobile, pendant que les autres préfèrent d’abord lancer la carte sans contact, avant de basculer elles-aussi vers une offre mobile. Les négociations avec les opérateurs mobiles ne sont pas toutes terminées et des mises au point sont encore nécessaires. Environ 300 commerçants et vingt-sept bureaux de poste sont équipés de terminaux adaptés à cette nouvelle technologie. Ils devraient être plus de 2.000 en fin d’année. Le 25 mai 2010 à 12:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Kithuka NAIA cross country champion again Birru claims womens crown

first_imgObsie Birru had been building steadily toward a crowning achievement.Kennedy Kithuka just added to his dominating reign.Both claimed wire-to-wire victories at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics cross country national championships Saturday at Fort Vancouver National Site.Birru, a senior at Grand View University in Iowa, placed 18th at the NAIA cross country championships as a freshman in 2008. She was eighth as a sophomore, then finished third last year.“It was a good experience,” said the Ethiopian-born Birru, who was adopted at age 12 into a Des Moines, Iowa family. “It was definitely four years of a work in progress, and I finally got it today. It’s awesome. I’m excited.”Birru finished the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) women’s course in 17 minutes, 15 seconds — nine seconds ahead of Azusa Pacific’s Lauren Jimison. Cascade Collegiate Conference champion Karlee Coffey of Eastern Oregon, last year’s runner-up, was 27 seconds behind Birru in third place.Kithuka, a sophomore at Wayland Baptist University in Texas, was in front of a small lead group of runners for the first half of the men’s 8-kilometer (5-mile) race.Just like last year.After two laps of the 2-kilometer course loop, Kithuka found another gear and left everyone far behind.Just like last year.“I started well,” said the Kenyan. “In the first 2K, I was just relaxing, then I saw guys hanging behind me, but I knew I was stronger and kept pushing. In the second loop, I went pushing up. I was feeling strong. That was my plan: In the first loop 2K, I see how they are and see the competition and just hang with them. When I look and see they are not there, then I kept going. The last lap I relaxed a little bit because I knew I was alone.”last_img read more

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Authorization Bill Heads Back to President for Second Time

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday signed a revised version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill policy before sending it to the president’s desk for the second time.The Senate approved the annual policy measure last week, but the House had to make technical corrections to it before it could be sent back to Obama, who is expected to sign the legislation after vetoing it last month.Obama vetoed the initial conference report over its reliance on DOD’s overseas contingency operations account which would have allowed the Pentagon to skirt the spending caps without providing equivalent budget relief for non-defense programs. The new version authorizes $5 billion less in funding than the original, after the recent budget deal called for $33 billion in defense spending above the Budget Control Act cap for FY 2016, an increase that didn’t quite meet the $38 billion in extra funds Congress and the administration had planned for.Ryan highlighted the bill’s prohibition on moving detainees from Guantánamo Bay to the United States as one of its most significant provisions. Nevertheless, the White House has indicated the president will sign the bill even though he is intent on closing the military prison there, reported the Hill.last_img read more

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Honda Accord Phased Out In India Report

first_imgJapanese carmaker Honda has reportedly discontinued its flagship sedan Accord in the Indian market due to the poor demand.The company has stopped the production of the current model of the Accord in India and is looking forward to offer the next generation model, according to The Economic Times.Speculations are rife that the new generation Accord will hit the market in 2014.Confirming the phase out of Accord in India, Jnaneshwar Sen, senior vice president for marketing and sales at Honda Cars India told ET: “We have stopped production of the current eighth-generation of Accord in India. It is our flagship brand and we would be looking at the next generation of the sedan for Indian customers, though the exact launch details have not been worked out yet.”The Accord which has been on Indian roads since 2008 could touch only 11,492 unit sales figure in the country in total. In the current fiscal year, Honda marketed just 272 units. With this measly sale, it is apposite for Honda to discontinue the sales of Accord in the sub continent market. However, it is ironical that Accord, a model which has been successful in the global market failed to fetch market in India.The absence of diesel Accord could have been the reason for dwindling sales of the car in India and now the company is said to be focusing on marketing other models like Amaze and Brio, which are in demand in the country.The Accord was offered in 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and 3.5-liter V6 engine options in the country. Both the engine options were available with a 5-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual.last_img read more

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KMC to take out rallies against malaria dengue across city on February

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will take out massive rallies throughout the city on February 2, 2019, to create awareness against mosquito-borne diseases.A high-level meeting chaired by Deputy Mayor Atin Ghosh was held at the KMC office to discuss the nuances of the rally. Ghosh said the rallies will be taken out in all the 144 wards under KMC. The procession that will be taken out from the KMC headquarters on S N Banerjee Road will be led by Mayor Firhad Hakim. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeRepresentatives of various NGOs and Puja committees along with celebrities will be requested to take part in the rally. There will be placards and posters to create awareness against malaria and dengue. The rally will march through Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Lenin Sarani, Wellington Square, S N Banerjee Road and end at the KMC headquarters. The rallies that will be carried out in the wards will be led by the local councillors, along with important residents of the area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBecause of global warming the mosquitoes have changed their breeding season and to combat the situation, KMC is carrying out an anti-larvae drive round the year. The awareness campaign is very important, as to get best results there should be cooperation between the civic bodies and the public, said Ghosh. He said the residents have been requested to clean the containers that are used to store water at least once a week and clean flower vases and trays used in refrigerators. “It is for the residents to follow. But if they continue to flout the instructions and allow the containers to function as breeding grounds for the mosquitoes responsible for dengue, then it is very difficult to check spreading of the disease. Cooperation of the residents is required to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases,” he said. The KMC has 15 dengue detection centres and blood collection centres in every ward. Every ward is manned by doctors and testing of blood samples is free.last_img read more

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EC to deploy 700 companies of Central Forces

first_imgKolkata: The Election Commission has decided to deploy a total of 700 companies of Central Forces in eight constituencies of Bengal which will go to polls on May 12.The Commission is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a free and fair election in the remaining two phases in the state. The EC officials including Special Police Observer Vivek Dubey have held a number of meetings with the election officials in the districts and the police officers to assess the overall poll preparedness. The election officials also took stock of the law and order situation. The district police officers have been asked to identify the trouble-prone areas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Election Commission is taking preventive measures for the remaining phases of the Lok Sabha elections in Bengal so that poll processes are not disrupted at any booth due to the malfunctioning of the EVMs. Five phases of elections have already been completed. On earlier occasions, there were reports of EMV malfunctioning due to which the poll process was suspended for a while. The Commission is taking measures to bridge the gaps so that an EMV machine can be replaced by another if it malfunctions. During the recently concluded fifth phase elections, in some booths, the EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) malfunctioned due to excessive heat. According to sources at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer in the state, in each polling station there will be adequate arrangements of alternative EVMs and VVPATs to meet the crisis. The EC has already started dispatching additional EVMs and VVPATs to all the polling booths. The eight parliamentary constituencies that go to polls on May 12 are Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur.last_img read more

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VIDEO Snoop Dogg dropped some uncensored hits during his NHL AllStar Skills

first_imgSnoop Dogg was given the task of introducing the players for the NHL All-Star skills competition in his hometown of Los Angeles last night, and the D O-Double G showed he’s still not down with the FCC.Snoop was positioned at center ice on a DJ stage, and played some hits as the players took the ice. To the chagrin of TV execs, Snoop “forgot” to censor the lyrics and dropped a some expletives and a couple of F-bombs for good measure. Oops.The NHL shouldn’t be too surprised, sometimes that happens when you’re dealing with the capital S, oh yes, the fresh N-double O-P D-O-double G-Y D-O-double G ya’ see.Here’s the video:sonofthebronx: Snoop Dogg plays uncensored song for NHL All-Stars… NBC Sport… NHL All-Star … https://t.co/3snsutHRp2 pic.twitter.com/b364ko3oXx— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) January 29, 2017last_img read more

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