10 months agoAtlanta attacker Almiron risks pricing himself out of Newcastle move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Atlanta attacker Almiron risks pricing himself out of Newcastle moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtlanta United attacker Miguel Almiron could price himself out of a move to Newcastle United.The Mirror says Almiron could be offered as much as £70,000 a week to make a January move to Newcastle. The 25-year-old is believed to want more than £90,000 a week, however.Almiron, of Paraguay, plays for Atlanta United in the MLS and scored 13 goals in 37 appearances this term.Toob boss Rafa Benitez wants to add in January as he’s wary that both Ki Sung-yueng and Yoshinori Muto have been called up by their respective nations in the Asian Cup. last_img read more

Video: Colin Cowherd, Joel Klatt Explain Why They Believe Michigan State Can Win It All

first_imgColin Cowherd previews the Big 10 Championship on The Herd.colin cowherd joel klatt high on michigan stateMichigan State has an all-important contest this Saturday, as the Spartans take on undefeated Iowa in the Big Ten title game. The contest, which is being played between the No. 4 and No. 5 ranked teams in the College Football Playoff rankings, is a de facto national quarterfinal.Thursday, FOX Sports radio host Colin Cowherd and guest Joel Klatt debated whether they believe the Spartans are capable of not just winning that game – but winning the national championship. Both do, citing Connor Cook, the team’s offensive line and the fact that they’re getting healthy at the right time.Michigan State and Iowa kick off at 8:00 PM on FOX.last_img read more

Book prize creator Jack Rabinovitch dead at 87 Family

first_imgTORONTO – Jack Rabinovitch, the beloved businessman who created the lucrative and prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize literary award that boosted the profiles and sales of countless Canadian fiction authors, has died.Rabinovitch died Sunday afternoon in Toronto, his daughter Elana confirmed. He was 87.An obituary posted on the website of Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, which was handling the funeral said Rabinovitch died as a result of a “catastrophic fall” at this home last week.The Montreal-born, Toronto-based Rabinovitch tackled several careers throughout his life, including journalism, food retail and real estate. But it was his Giller award that made him a recognizable face across Canada and internationally.The idea for the renowned honour was hatched not over boardroom coffee but over bar drinks with author Mordecai Richler.“It started at a pub in Montreal called Woody’s and ended up at a famous restaurant in Montreal called Moishes, and over chopped liver we decided what to do,” Rabinovitch told The Canadian Press at the Giller Prize gala in October 2012.The prize was established in 1994, a year after the death of Rabinovitch’s wife, literary journalist Doris Giller.Rabinovitch wanted to create a literary award to honour Giller while also recognizing excellence in Canadian fiction — in long format or short stories.“The only real major (literary) prize (back then) was the Governor General’s and most people just felt that it wasn’t right to just let the government handle the situation,” said Rabinovitch, who was named Maclean’s magazine “Man of the Year” in 1999.“So private people like myself and various other people have started new prizes to highlight and admire new writers.”The Giller Prize initially endowed a cash prize of $25,000, which was the largest purse for literature in the country.In 2005, the award teamed up with Scotiabank and the prize grew to what is now $50,000 for the winner and $5,000 for each of the finalists.According to the prize’s website, more than 2.5 million Giller-nominated books were sold in the first 10 years of the award, resulting in headlines about the so-called “Giller effect” on finalists.“We learned a long time ago that authors are really interested in selling their books, that’s how they make a living, so that’s what we’re trying to do — is help them make a living,” said Rabinovitch, whose signature line at every Giller gala was: “For the price of a dinner in this town you can buy all the nominated books. So, eat at home and buy the books.”Beyond the spike in sales and the exposure, the Giller also gives authors the opportunity to break away from their typically isolated writing lives and dress up at the annual awards gala, where a who’s who of the literary world and beyond come together for a night of fine dining and entertainment.“I think it’s amazing for books to get this kind of attention at an event like this. It’s unparalleled,” said Giller nominee Alix Ohlin at the October 2012 bash.“It’s a long way from working in your kitchen and making sure the cat’s water dish is full, which is more like what writers deal with,” quipped fellow nominee Russell Wangersky.Rabinovitch’s love of literature blossomed when he studied at McGill University and graduated with a B.A. in Honours English in 1952.He then worked as a reporter and a speechwriter before entering the worlds of food retailing, distribution, and building and real estate development.In 1986, he became executive vice-president of property development company Trizec Corporation and joined the board of the Princess Margaret Hospital. He was also on the Board of the MaRS (Medical and Related Science) Project.Rabinovitch eventually became president of Nodel Investments Ltd., a real estate/venture capital firm, and became an officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.Rabinovitch is survived by his three daughters — Noni, Daphna and Elana — and three grandchildren — Jacob, Saffi and Luca.Members of the literary community took to Twitter Sunday afternoon to express condolences.“It was an honour to work with Jack Rabinovitch,” wrote Irish novelist John Boyne, author of The Boy In The Striped Pajamas and a member of the 2015 Giller jury. He called Rabinovitch “a gentleman, a book lover, and philanthropist.”“RIP Jack Rabinovitch,” wrote fantasy writer and Order of Canada recipient Guy Gavriel Kay. “His creation of the Giller Prize was a major moment in CanLit culture, and his generosity was extreme. A real loss.”Former Ontario premier Bob Rae, a friend of Rabinovitch, also expressed his grief on Twitter. “Lost a dear friend, #JackRabinovitch, whose body succumbed to injuries suffered on Thursday, but whose spirit will live on in all of us.”“We will miss him!!!” Former governor general Adrienne Clarkson tweeted.Scotiabank, which joined with Giller in 2005 issued a statement expressing its sadness at Rabinovitch’s death.“We remember Jack as a trailblazer, someone who sought to honour his late wife, literary journalist Doris Giller, and their love of Canadian literature, in founding the Giller Prize in 1994,” John Doig, Scotiabank’s Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement.The funeral will be held Wednesday.last_img read more

A lot at stake for BJP in first phase LS polls

first_imgNew Delhi: As voters cast their ballot in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls for 91 seats across 18 states and two union territories, it is the Bharatiya Janata Party that has a lot at stake. It had won 32 of these seats in 2014. The Congress fared poorly in the last parliamentary elections and could win only seven of these 91 seats. Five of its seats came from the North-East where the BJP has considerably consolidated its position in the last five years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The battle is tough for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, where it had won all the eight seats that have to the polls today. This time, the party faces challenge from the coalition of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal. Analysts say it will be difficult for the BJP to repeat its 2014 performance. In Uttarakhand, where BJP had won all the five seats in 2014, the party faces strong candidates from Congress, including former Chief Minister Harish Rawat and Manish Khanduri, son of former Union Minister Major General B.C. Khanduri. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday The “nationalism” narrative of the BJP seems to be a strong factor in the hills which has a large population of ex-servicemen and those serving in the uniformed forces. The BJP faces a stronger challenge in Assam with its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Bill which has been opposed by its allies. The Asom Gana Parishad, its ally in Assam, is opposed to the Bill which finds a mention in the BJP manifesto. In Bihar, BJP had won three of the four seats going to the polls and is now contesting one. The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena had in 2014 won all the seven seats going to polls in the first phase in Maharashtra, but the BJP later lost one seat. The first phase election will decide the fate of six Union Ministers — Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur), Hansraj Ahir (Chandrapur), General V.K. Singh (Ghaziabad), Mahesh Sharma (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Satyapal Singh (Baghpat) and Kiren Rijiju (Arunachal West). As it tries to retain its seats, BJP will also be seeking to gain in two seats each in West Bengal, Manipur and Tripura. The Congress is hopeful of scaling up its numbers from seven particular from Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Assam and Uttarakhand. The BJP and Congress are not seen as major players in Andhra Pradesh, which is undergoing both Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. BJP spokesperson Bizay Sonkar Shastri said the party will improve its performance compared to the last Lok Sabha polls. “Nationalism is a factor. The people continue to have faith in Modiji. Various government programmes have taken off, making an impact among communities seen to be loyal to other parties,” Shastri told IANS. He said there was “a visible wave” last time but this time it “is an inner current”. Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha said the party will do “much better than last time.” Prominent leaders whose fate will be decided in the first phase are Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s daughter K. Kavitha (Nizamabad), Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s son Gaurav Gogoi (Kalibor), Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan’s son Chirag Paswan (Jamui) and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi (Hyderabad). In Tura, former Union Minister Agatha Sangma is fighting former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma of Congress.last_img read more

Opener finisher or a specialist No 4 DK can do it all

first_imgKolkata: Dinesh Karthik might have been picked as a back-up wicketkeeper for the World Cup but mentor Abhishek Nayar feels the Tamil Nadu cricketer can play the role of an opener, a finisher or a specialist No. 4 for India in England. MSK Prasad-led selection committee on Monday picked all-rounder Vijay Shankar for the No. 4 spot and made it clear that the second wicket-keeper will come into play only if Mahendra Singh Dhoni is injured. However, Nayar said Karthik could be India’s answer for the debatable No 4 spot and can even open if needed. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”He can play a Kedar Jadhav finisher’s role to a No. 4 batsman’s role if needed. He can even open if needed,” Nayar, who’s credited for resurrecting Karthik’s career, said. “Being a good fielder, adds that value. Of course he’s back-up wicketkeeper, but I’m pretty sure that the management will look at him as a specialist batsman if someone is slightly out of form. You never know what opportunities this game can bring to you. For his point of view, it’s about being just prepared and being ready for that opportunity so that when it comes he grabs it with both hands.” Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterNayar, who is also the mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders, had missed to be with Karthik on the selection day but the KKR skipper made it a point to call him and pay his “gratitude”. “He was full of gratitude and spoke about the time when we got together three years ago. We were thinking about those days, not knowing where his career was going. So now being part of the World Cup is really special for someone like him,” Nayar said. His career at the crossroads, Karthik had sought the help of Nayar in 2016 after he scored only 355 runs in 12 innings with only one hundred at an average of 32 in the previous season. Thus began a mentor-pupil relationship, which resurrected his career and helped Karthik to be in contention for the World Cup. But just two months back, the MSK Prasad led selection committee ignored him in the ODI series against Australia which was India’s final dress rehearsal before the World Cup, making it clear that Rishabh Pant was their choice for the second wicket-keeper’s spot. “Giving up was not in our dictionary. We never believed in giving up. The day we gave up is the day we stop playing cricket,” Nayar said. “When that happened we were very clear in mind that, going forward, we need to focus on becoming a better cricketer. Focus on continuing the form that he had for the past three years. That has been the main focus. Selection was not in our hands. He always tried to control the ‘controllables’ which was the preparation,” he said as Karthik finally made it to the squad ahead of Pant on Monday.last_img read more

Immigration system server faces tech glitches at Delhi airport

first_imgNew Delhi: Hundreds of passengers had a harrowing time at the Delhi airport early Monday as the immigration system server faced technical issues for around one-and-a-half hours, affecting six international flights and resulting in long queues at the counters.An airport official said technical glitches with the server lasted between 12.15 am and 1.45 am. At around 1 am, an Air India official said that the immigration system server was down at the airport and that crew for three Air India flights were also affected. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe system was restored at around 1.45 am, the airport official said. According to the official, six international flights were affected due to the server issue. Air India’s flights to London Heathrow and San Francisco, Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, Ethiopian Airlines flight to Addis Ababa, Asiana Airlines flight to Seoul and GoAir flight to Phuket were affected, as per the official. Of the six flights, one was delayed for 50 minutes and another one for 25 minutes. Two flights were delayed by 17 minutes and another two by 18 minutes, he added. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadDetails about which flight was delayed by how much time could not be immediately ascertained. A passenger, who was waiting for immigration check, said there was a long delay due to server issues. A public announcement was also made at the airport about the server problem and personnel started doing manual checking process, according to the passenger, who later took an Air India flight to San Francisco. Many passengers took to Twitter to complain about the delay in immigration process and some of them also tweeted pictures of long queues at the airport. The incident comes a day after Air India’s Passenger Service System faced technical glitches and was not functional for more than five hours. The incident on Saturday early morning has also resulted in delay of scores of Air India flights. The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is the busiest airport in the country.last_img read more

Moroccan Sandwich wins in cooking competition in Canada

first_imgRabat- Moroccan cuisine has been honored in Canada. During Canada’s best Sandwich competition, Jean Emond, a Canadian from Montreal won a $10,000 prize after he prepared a Lamb Filet Sandwich With Harissa and Figs. The winner also received a $10,000 donation toward his charity of choice, World Wildlife Fund Canada, according to the Chronicle Herald.Jean Emond beat three other finalists who failed to convince the jury of the originality and unique taste of their sandwiches.The four prepared their sandwiches in front of an audience at the Cooking School at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, said the same source.last_img read more

Ohio States Draft Class Is The Most Impressive In Modern NFL History

1981Pittsburgh12 ILBJoshua Perry1025.1 1967Michigan State8113.7 1987Penn State13 POSITIONPLAYEROVERALL SELECTIONDRAFT VALUE 1944Notre Dame13 1975USC14 1981Pittsburgh12106.2 WRMichael Thomas4710.1 1946Notre Dame16170.4 1945Notre Dame15126.2 1988Oklahoma13 1993Notre Dame9114.0 1975Ohio State13 2015Florida State11101.7 1944USC12 1945Notre Dame15 FSVonn Bell618.4 1944Texas12 TENick Vannett945.7 2016Ohio State12 2004Ohio State14 Source: Pro-football-reference.com Coach Urban Meyer came to Columbus in 2012, and the Ohio State football team has been outstanding from the moment he arrived. In his first season, the Buckeyes went 12-0, although the team was ineligible for a bowl game or postseason play. In 2013, the team began 12-0 again before being upset by Michigan State in the Big 10 championship game. Two seasons ago, Ohio State won the national championship, going 12-1 in the regular season and defeating Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon in the postseason behind third-string quarterback Cardale Jones. And last season, Ohio State’s only loss came as time expired against Michigan State in late November. 2006USC11102.8 1952Maryland12 1976Colorado12 2000Tennessee9102.6 OLBDarron Lee2015.5 Given all that, it wasn’t a surprise that Ohio State produced a top-notch draft class in 2016. What is surprising is that it’s the most impressive draft class in modern history. At the most basic level, there were just a lot of Buckeyes taken in the draft. Twelve Ohio State players were selected during the 2016 NFL draft, the 25th time a school has had such a distinction. And, in fact, it’s the fourth time Ohio State has sent at least a dozen players to the pros via the NFL draft:But although Ohio State was not exactly hurting in the quantity department, the quality of those picks sets the team apart. Consider, for example, that although the Texas Longhorns had 17 players drafted in 1984, eight of those players were selected with the 180th pick or later; conversely, all 12 Ohio State players were selected in the first four rounds, with Jones being the last pick at number 139. Using the draft value chart, which assigns the average marginal approximate value produced by each draft pick, we can give more weight to the best picks to provide a more accurate measure of class strength. Here is how many points of draft value were used on each Ohio State player in the 2016 draft: CBEli Apple1019.9 1953USC15 Schools with more than a dozen players chosen in one year YEARTEAMNUMBER OF PICKSDRAFT VALUE 1940USC9100.3 1971Ohio State13 1982Texas12 1950Minnesota13 1988Miami (FL)12 DEJoey Bosa327.6 1987Miami (FL)7108.1 1968USC11122.2 Source: Pro-football-reference.com Total OTTaylor Decker1616.9 1947UCLA9103.1 1974UCLA12 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 1946Notre Dame16 DTAdolphus Washington806.7 2002Miami (FL)11103.3 RBEzekiel Elliott425.8 2008USC10107.1 1977USC13 1954Notre Dame12 2004MiamI (FL)9114.8 1984Texas17 WRBraxton Miller856.3 2016Ohio State12151.2 1942Texas10100.6 1954Notre Dame12121.7 1939TCU6100.1 1977USC13113.9 2006Ohio State9111.5 1955Notre Dame9128.8 1975Nebraska12 The 2016 Ohio State draft class is amazing 151.2 Incredibly, Ohio State had five players drafted in the top 20 and another five in the top 100. As a result, a total of 151.2 points of draft value was used on Buckeyes players. That’s the most — by a very large margin — in 70 years. The table below shows the top 25 draft classes as measured by points of draft value used to select players: 1948Alabama6103.8 2010Oklahoma7112.9 YEARSCHOOLPICKS QBCardale Jones1393.2 2012Alabama898.7 1950Notre Dame12 Using this methodology, the best draft class between the 1970 merger and this year came out of Miami in 2004. And yet this class beat that mark by 31.7 percent! That Hurricanes draft was great, with Sean Taylor (fifth overall), Kellen Winslow Jr. (sixth), Jonathan Vilma (12th), D.J. Williams (17th), Vernon Carey (19th) and Vince Wilfork (21st) all selected in the first round. But after those six players, Miami didn’t have another player drafted until the seventh round. By contrast, the Buckeyes had five first-round picks, two more in the second round, three in the third and two more in the fourth. As a result, it stands out as the most impressive draft class in modern history. read more

The World Chess Championship Opened With A Wild Draw

87654321abcdefgh Game 2 begins tomorrow at 3 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time — that’s 10 a.m. Eastern. I’ll be covering it here and on Twitter.Read more: The American Grandmaster Who Could Become World Champion By the 43rd move, the two grandmasters had traded queens, clearing the board significantly, and they entered an intricate endgame that stretched on — for hours. 87654321abcdefgh

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The rooks and kings traveled around for what seemed like an eternity. But the lava that had flowed over the game earlier in the day had finally cooled — and finally (finally!) hardened into a draw. Here’s the whole dang thing, compressed into less than a minute: It was 55 degrees and lightly raining in London, just as I imagine it always is, as the grandmasters Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Fabiano Caruana of the United States sat down to begin playing for the 2018 World Chess Championship. The gray meteorology belied the volcanic and lengthy chess on Day 1 of the World Chess Championship. Over seven hours and 115 moves, the players fought a fiery and oscillating battle to open the match, which will likely stretch to the end of the month. The American was lucky to emerge, largely unscathed, with a draw.The players’ venue is in central London, in a place called The College, about a 15-minute walk north of the Thames. Carlsen, 27, and Caruana, 26, are ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, respectively. Carlsen is the three-time defending world champion. Caruana is vying for the first American title since Bobby Fischer beat Boris Spassky in 1972.Following a drawing of lots, Carlsen chose to begin the best-of-12-game match on defense with the black pieces. Wins here are worth 1 point, draws a half-point for each, and losses zero points. If the 12th game ends with each player having 6 points, a series of tiebreaker games will ensue. And that’s exactly what happened at the last world championship, in 2016, when Carlsen edged out Sergey Karjakin of Russia. There may still be a lot of chess left.But there was a lot of chess Friday, too. Carlsen began with the combative Sicilian Defence, and the two entered into something called its Rossolimo Variation. Carlsen was likely pleased — he had beaten Caruana in this very variation in an attacking game in 2015.After move 9, Caruana went into what the official match broadcast called the first “deep think” of the match, and the game ground to a near-halt as the position ventured into uncharted territory. By Caruana’s 11th move, a board like this had never been seen before at the game’s high levels, according to ChessBase’s database.Carlsen donned a puffy jacket. Caruana removed his blazer.Time soon became an issue. The players each get 100 minutes for their first 40 moves, with 30 bonus seconds after each move. After that, they get 50 minutes for the next 20 moves and 15 minutes for any moves after that. Nevertheless, while contemplating his 22nd move, Caruana’s clock ticked down to less than 10 minutes. Carlsen, across the board, moved quickly. With his 25th move, Caruana’s clock had dropped to six minutes. On his 32nd move, less than two minutes. On his 34th move, 6 seconds. If his clock had hit zero, he would have forfeited the game instantly.Forestalling the end, Caruana fought for his life in the lower right corner of the board. The time pressure — and the pressure from the powerful pieces controlled by the best player in the world — were obviously too much to handle. It was over, and the players would surely head to an early dinner. The computer engines and the chess cognoscenti assessed Carlsen’s position as “surely winning” and Caruana’s as “sad.”Carlsen’s troops were standing over Caruana’s king, ready to kill and take a devastating early lead in the championship.But black slipped. The Norwegian champ captured a juicy-looking pawn he oughtn’t have, giving the American a chance to scurry to safety with seconds to spare. You can see what happened below. Carlsen, playing black, captured the pawn on c3 with his bishop. The better move, according to a chess engine whirring on my laptop, would have been to venture deep into the American’s territory, moving the black queen to g1. Carlsen’s advantage, according to the computer, dropped from roughly three pawns to roughly nothing. Despite the draw, Robert Hess, an American grandmaster, called it a “dominant start for Magnus.”The championship is level at a half-point each in this race to 6.5. We’ll keep the chart below updated throughout the match. read more

Report Ohio State football player Jamel Dean to leave the program

Ohio State football early-enrollee Jamel Dean is leaving the program after not being cleared to practice by the medical staff, according to reports.Dean, a defensive back from Cocoa, Fla., was “presented an opportunity for a medical hardship so he could remain on academic scholarship at Ohio State, but he opted for a release from his scholarship in an attempt to get cleared medically elsewhere,” according to Eleven Warriors, who first reported Dean’s departure.Dean’s high school coach John Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he is not pleased with how his former player is being treated at OSU.“It’s ridiculous,” Wilkinson told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Wednesday. “It’s totally wrong to do this to an 18-year-old kid who should be in high school, who you talked into coming up there early.”The freshman defensive back enrolled early at OSU in January and is listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds on the Buckeyes’ spring roster.Dean was rated as the No. 128 high school prospect in the class of 2015 by ESPN.com and was a four-star recruit. read more

Baseball Ohio State comes out on top of wild 123 win against

Ohio State sophomore pitcher Jake Vance (3) throws a pitch in the third inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe combined pitching staffs of Ohio State and Youngstown State dragged on a Wednesday night matchup for three hours and 26 minutes, struggling to find the strike zone while issuing a combined 17 walks. The difference for Ohio State (25-10, 6-3 Big Ten) was its ability to strike out batters, 15 in total, with the team cruising to a 12-3 victory against Youngstown State.  (10-23, 7-7 Horizon).“We can’t create that type of help for our opponent if we’re gonna beat a really good team,” head coach Greg Beals said.Youngstown State’s control issues began early. Junior starter Kip DeShields walked four batters, threw a wild pitch and surrendered three runs on one hit while recording just one out before being pulled.The Penguins’ pitching struggles continued in the third, when the Buckeyes strung together five straight hits to extend their lead to 6-2.Youngstown State’s pitching staff finished with 10 walks, a hit batter, four wild pitches and a balk.Ohio State sophomore first baseman Conner Pohl extended his hitting streak to 15 games, swatting a three-run home run in the fourth. He finished the day 2-for-4.“[I’m] not chasing any off-speed, just playing my game honestly,” Pohl said. “I’m a fastball hitter and just seeing fastballs to hit.”Youngstown State trailed the game by seven runs late in the game and had back-to-back innings with the bases loaded, but both times failed to capitalize.Ohio State sophomore Jake Vance got off to a rocky start on the mound with a 43-pitch first inning, but smoothed things out in the second and finished with one earned run and five strikeouts in three innings.Redshirt sophomore second baseman Matt Carpenter recorded his first career hit in the victory.“You could tell by the reaction from the dugout tonight, that tells you what type of teammate he is,” Beals said. “Speaks to the talent that’s up and down the lineup and throughout that locker room. There’s guys that aren’t getting regular playing time that can play.”Redshirt senior Austin Woodby pitched a pair of innings for the Buckeyes and received his first win of the season.Even with the 12-run performance on Wednesday, Ohio State had the opportunity to do more damage against Youngstown State. The Buckeyes left 12 runners on base while the Penguins left 14 runners on base and scored only three runs. After scoring 31 runs in their past two games, the Buckeyes will begin a three-game set with Indiana on Friday. read more

Cristiano Ronaldo plans reality show of himself

first_imgIn 2015, there was a Cristiano Ronaldo’s film which gave an insight into his sporting and personal life, it is 2018 and the Portugues international star is set to start up his own reality show and it will be about himself, only that this time, it will be on social media.The reality show will follow Ronaldo on and off the pitch and shall be partly produced by Tom Brady’s Religion of Sports media company who had before now, created a series on the NFL star named Tom vs Time for Facebook Watch, according to Variety via FourFourTwo.Ronaldo who has 122m followers on his official Facebook page seeks to sell the concept of a 13-part series with Facebook reportedly keen to secure it.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The series has been reported to have a value of around $10m (£8.8m) and this means Ronaldo will be adequately paid no matter who it’s sold to. However, that isn’t the only one the five-time Ballon d’Or winne wants to have.Ronaldo will launch a superhero series named Striker Force 7 and a drama following a girls’ high school soccer team in upstate New York very soon.last_img read more

Eddie Howe credits Cherries victory to fitness level

first_imgEddie Howe praised the tenacity and fitness level of his Bournemouth players for the late 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.The south coast side were resilient and disciplined at the back as they pushed for the winner that came three minutes from the end, thanks to a Junior Stanislas penalty.Howe told Sky Sports: “It was a difficult second half for us. I thought Crystal Palace played well and we took a bit of a while in that half to get in our stride.“Once we did, we had some great chances towards the end of the game, and it’s a massive win for us.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“They’ve got some very good players in the attacking areas, and we just got pinned back. If anything, the goal they scored released that pressure for us.“We made a tactical switch, and we were able to build on that and finish the game really strongly. It’s a massive part of our armoury, really. The fitness levels of the players are second to none.“They’re a very dedicated group, they’re very professional, and they look after themselves in the right way. The spirit and the togetherness have always been there.“If anything, we’ve enhanced it and built on it, and it does enable us to stay in games and chase games well. I was really pleased with the desire of the players to win.”last_img read more

Cardiff boss Warnock blasts scandalous domestic loan rules

first_imgCardiff manager Neil Warnock has condemned what he believes are  Premier League loan rules which he described as “Scandalous.”Current English Premier league loan rules stipulate that clubs can only have a maximum of two players on loan from other Premier League teams, and only one from any given Premier League club.Cardiff have Bournemouth’s Harry Arter in their squad presently, meaning they can only make one more Premier League loan signing in January’s transfer window.“Heaven knows why we can only have two Premier League loans in,” Warnock told Itv, ahead of the Boxing Day clash against his former club Crystal Palace.“When you are talking about English players needing experience – our younger players for the English team – and we can’t loan more than one more player.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year Manuel R. Medina – May 15, 2019 The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.“I’ve got Harry Arter, so I can’t take a young English striker or a young English midfield player, if I’ve got another one (on loan).“It’s scandalous, really. You can bring 10 from abroad, so who are we trying to help?“Who has invented these rules? It’s a disgrace, really, when I could be giving another good young English lad an opportunity of playing in the Premier League.” Warnock admits that the loan market will be his likely port of call as he looks at squad strengthening.“Hopefully, we can bring in one or two over the next couple of weeks to give us a little bit more choice with selection,” he added.“I would like to think I’ve got one (player) close, but you just never know.”last_img read more

Pochettino is confident in coping without Harry Kane

first_imgAhead of Tottenham’s first Premier League match without Harry Kane, manager Pochettino trusts that the squad can cope without their best player.Tottenham Hotspur received the worst possible news they could’ve gotten this season, striker Harry Kane fell injured with a sprained ankle and he will be out for at least one and a half months but manager Pochettino is doing his best to cope with the situation.The upcoming month will be the most challenging, we’ve already written about the players who could replace the English striker but we are also very aware that replacing Harry Kane is frankly impossible.The Argentine manager is aware that there is nobody in his squad who can do the same work that the England captain can provide, which is why his strategy will consist on using what he has in order to get the best possible results in all the competitions that Tottenham Hotspur will play.The manager is fully aware of the challenges that his squad faces without their best player, but that won’t stop them from trying to remain competitive despite the adversities that will present themselves during this time.We also have to remember that Tottenham won’t have South Korean forward Son Heung Min for the next month, given that he is currently representing his country in the Asian Cup.Tottenham boss Pochettino reveals how he will deal with Kane’s absence #THFC | @mirrordarrenhttps://t.co/VMXKdwLwQ0 pic.twitter.com/iuCtelLITX— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) January 18, 2019This Friday during a press conference ahead of Tottenham’s London Derby at Fulham, the Argentine manager described the challenges that Kane’s injury pose and also used the best example to illustrate what the squad might go through during this difficult process.“We have players that can cope when Harry Kane is not available,” said Mauricio via The Mirror.“If we want to find a player similar to him I think we are going to make a mistake, because to find another Harry Kane is impossible — we are talking about the one of the best three, four, five best strikers in the world.”“We have the possibility to create our new star through the academy. You know different names. I don’t want to mention [individuals] as that might not help [them], but of course that is our objective — to try to create the new star of Tottenham, to find him here in our academy, would be the most exciting thing.”“I was watching Barcelona, and the striker was Leo Messi. You can play Llorente, you can play Dele Alli, you can play Lamela, you can play Kaziah Sterling, Troy Parrett, I don’t know… you can play many, many players.”“It’s not that you have to play with one specific striker,” he added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.”The market is very difficult.”Mauricio Pochettino has commented on whether Tottenham will replace the injured Harry Kane.👉https://t.co/6xQEanjMfg#bbcfootball pic.twitter.com/m4rBSt4qB0— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 18, 2019The next couple of months will be crucial for Tottenham Hotspur’s season, as they will have to face a set of various matches in three different competitions that will decide the outcome of their season.Not having Harry Kane in any of these tournaments may be enough reason for manager Pochettino to request new players, but given the state of the club’s finances, going after new transfer during the winter window might not be a possibility.As things stand right now, Spurs are currently 9 points below Liverpool in the Premier League, they are one victory away from reaching the Carabao Cup final, and they are soon to face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League round of 16.If one is optimistic about the English squad’s odds, one could say that they are still title contenders in all fronts but an upcoming couple of months won’t be easy at all.Mauricio Pochettino is more than ready to confront this new challenge, he won’t shy away from it because it’s not in his nature as the natural born competitor that he is.Spurs might not come out on top after this, but they will sure as hell do their best effort to achieve it.#thfc striker Harry Kane has only missed nine @PremierLeague games since his first start under Maurico Pochettino in November 2014. pic.twitter.com/qsbumPMmEf— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) January 17, 2019How do you think Tottenham Hotspur will do in the upcoming months without Harry Kane? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

City Of Homer Looks At Allowing Marijuana Establishments On The Spit

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer City Council introduced an ordinance at their meeting on Monday, February 26,  that would allow the sale of commercial marijuana products on the Spit. The council introduced the ordinance following a recommendation that came in August 2017 from the Cannabis Advisory Commission to allow commercial marijuana establishments on the Spit, a place that currently does not allow them. The ordinance will be up for public hearing at the council’s March 12 meeting. Currently the only areas in Homer were marijuana stores can operate are in the central business district, two general commercial districts and the East End district. The Ordinance amends the former Homer city code, and adds permitted uses and structures, by adding marijuana retail facilities in the Marine Commercial District (the spit). When Homer began drafting its regulations for commercial marijuana the spit was among the areas where the retail facilities were not allowed. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-homer-spit-pot-shops.mp3VmJennifer-on-homer-spit-pot-shops.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Consumers Spending More on Entertainment Media to Relieve Economic Stress

first_imgThe deteriorating housing market, weakening job market, high gas prices and general economic malaise that have weighed heavily on the advertising sector do have at least one positive effect: consumers are spending more on entertainment media to relieve stress.That is one of the conclusions drawn by Veronis Suhler Stevenson’s much-anticipated Communications Industry Forecast 2008-2012 released earlier this week. (Full disclosure: VSS is an investor in Red 7 Media, FOLIO:’s parent company.)VSS projects total communications spending to grow 5.4 percent (to $924 billion) in 2008, driven primarily by strong gains in institutional and alternative media spending.Among the other findings: broadcast television will surpass newspapers as the largest advertising medium in 2008, while the total Internet ad spend will surpass broadcast TV in 2011. Consumer media use, meanwhile, declined slightly in 2007 as some platforms neared saturation, while institutional media use increased due to “mission-critical” information demand—a trend VSS expects will continue.Institutional media spending—defined as content or services bought by businesses—is expected to increase 8.5 percent to $245.39 billion in 2008, according to VSS Forecast. Total spending on communications will continue to outpace overall U.S. economic growth during the 2007-2012 period. Communications will be the second-fastest growing of the 15 U.S. economic sectors during the period, VSS says. (First, not surprisingly, given the gas crisis, is mining of natural resources.)‘Staycations’ Jim Rutherfurd, an executive vice president and managing director atVSS says “businesses demanding dynamic workflow solutions forcompetitive global markets” and consumers “taking ‘staycations’ thissummer”—spending on entertainment media targeted at the youthmarket—are the main reasons for the sector’s accelerated growth. When broken out by category, VSS projects pure-play Internet and mobile to have a compound annual growth rate of 14.3 percent between 2007 and 2012, while branded entertainment, at 12.8 percent, projects at number two. The growth rate for consumer magazines over the five year period is projected at one percent—only Yellow Page directories—at 0.7 percent—are projected lower.Business-to-business media, however, shows a 5.9 percent growth rate for the period.last_img read more

Injured Jessore BCL leader dies

first_imgMap of JessoreA local Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader who sustained injuries in a rival attack died at Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Rakib Hasan, 28, joint secretary of Government City College unit BCL and son of Jakir Hossain of Nilganj Sahapara.BCL is the student wing of ruling Bangladesh Awami League.Locals said Rakib had been at loggerheads with Wahidul, Kalu and Sagar over collecting toll from human haulers plying through the Nilganj bridge.Arbitration was held on Friday afternoon over the issue.As a sequel to the enmity, three men stabbed Rakib around 7:00pm on the day while he was crossing the bridge, leaving him critically injured.The injured was first taken to Jessore General Hospital and then shifted to the KMCH as his condition deteriorated where he succumbed to his injuries in the morning, said Kotwali police station officer-in-charge AKM Azmal Huda.Protesting at the murder, BCL leaders and activists of the college unit and locals blocked the Jessore-Narail road which halted vehicular movement from 11:30am to 1:00pm.last_img read more

Focus on caravans fades after US midterms

first_imgHundreds of Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving towards the United States in hopes of a better life, wait for a buses at the La Concha phytosanitary station in State of Sinaloa on 13 November 2018. US defence secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he will visit the US-Mexico border, where thousands of active-duty soldiers have been deployed to help border police prepare for the arrival of a `caravan` of migrants. Photo: AFPDid someone say caravan?One week after Election Day, US president Donald Trump’s daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of “bad thugs” and potential terrorists intent on invading the US from Mexico has largely fallen silent.The migrant caravans are still trudging along, the largest still about 1,000 miles from the southern border, but Trump — and many in the conservative media — have dramatically reduced the frequency and intensity of their dire warnings now that they no longer feel the same urgency to stir up GOP voters.Trump and his media allies have largely moved on: They’re more focused now on the possibility of electoral chicanery in recounts in the Florida Senate and governor’s races.Within the West Wing and in Trump’s orbit of allies, there is a sense that the caravan was a useful midterm messaging tool, one that became the centerpiece of an eleventh-hour pre-election strategy modeled on the president’s 2016 campaign pledges to crack down on illegal immigration, according to four White House officials and outside advisers not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.But once the election was over, the president’s attention turned elsewhere, the officials and advisers said.For weeks before the election, the caravan was a dominant news story. The largest caravan was believed to have formed in Honduras on 12 October and first was featured in a “Fox & Friends” segment four days later, which prompted a tweet from the show’s most famous fan.As the midterms approached, Trump and his conservative allies flooded the zone with harsh rhetoric and hardline policy proposals, including sending troops to the border, revoking birthright citizenship and an ad featuring a Latino man convicted of killing two police officers that was widely condemned as racist.But the caravan was Trump’s favorite talking point. During his final blitz of campaign rallies, he hammered at the threat night after night and, without evidence, suggested that Democrats were supporting — and perhaps funding — the march of migrants.”Democrats are inviting caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country, overwhelming your schools, your hospitals, and your communities,” Trump said in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, on election eve. “If you want more caravans, if you want more crime, vote Democrat tomorrow. … If you want strong borders and safe communities, no drugs, no caravans, vote Republican.”Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric on Twitter too. One tweet read: “We will NOT let these Caravans, which are also made up of some very bad thugs and gang members, into the US Our Border is sacred, must come in legally. TURN AROUND!”That tweet, on 31 October, was his last on the subject. Since the election, he’s invoked the caravan only once. Asked about it during a news conference last Wednesday, Trump said “I’m not just talking about the caravans” when talking about militarising the southern border and his proposed wall.The thousands of Central American migrants in the largest caravan have been leapfrogging their way across western Mexico, despite the prospect of a hostile reception at the border. Most appeared intent on taking the Pacific coast route northward to the border city of Tijuana, which was still about 1,350 miles (2,200 kilometers) away.On Friday, Trump signed a proclamation restricting asylum applications but did so with little fanfare and no press coverage before he departed for a trip to Paris. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on whether further action on immigration was imminent.”Clearly, this was an election-eve stunt designed to whip up the base that really didn’t have much foundation in fact and, clearly, when the election was over there was no need to keep beating those drums,” said Mark Feldstein, journalism professor at the University of Maryland. He added that what the conservative media did with the story was “really toxic” and divided an already polarized country.”The very fact that they dropped it so suddenly is just further confirmation of how bogus the story was in the first place,” Feldstein said.Fox News spent more than 33 hours discussing the caravan through Election Day, according to a study by Media Matters, a progressive media watchdog organization. On 7 November, the day after the election, Fox had no discussions centered on the caravan. On 8 November, the network spent four minutes and 57 seconds on discussions centered on the caravan, according to the study.Some Republicans said the caravan’s fade from the spotlight was a natural part of the election cycle.”Every election, there are a series of issues that rise to artificial highs and then, once the votes are cast, settle back down to normal noise,” said Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to president George W Bush. “Both parties do it; this isn’t some trumped up phony issue. The caravan will be back in the news once it gets closer to the border.”Trump had suggested sending up to 15,000 troops to the border; currently there are approximately 1,000 at the border itself and another 4,800 in staging areas nearby. The deployment is scheduled to end 15 December but that could be changed, extended or shortened.Defense secretary Jim Mattis plans to visit the border Wednesday. He was asked by a reporter Tuesday whether the military mission along the border of south Texas will change, now that the lead migrant caravan in Mexico is headed much farther west.”Right now, the mission is exactly what it is,” he said. “We’ll have to see what the future holds. But right now that’s the only mission I have.”last_img

Worms from hell identified far below the Earths surface

first_img Halicephalobus mesphisto was named after Mesphistopheles which is the literary nickname for the Devil. It was located in a mine some 1.3 km (0.8 miles) below the surface where the temperatures reach 37C (98.6F). This was believed to be a higher temperature than most nematodes could tolerate. H. mephisto measures 0.5mm and eats films of bacteria. It was found in the Beatrix gold mine some 240 kilometers southwest of Johannesburg.The Driefontein mines revealed two more nematode species. Plectus aquatilis and another unkown species from the Monhysterid order were located at 0.9 km (0.55 miles) below the surface at a temperature of 24C (75.2F).The most amazing discovery came from the Tau Tona mine where researchers discovered DNA from another unknown monhysterid. This DNA was recovered from some 3.6 km (2.24 miles) below the surface where temperatures reach 48C (118.4F).In order to rule out contamination and the possibility these nematodes were from closer to the surface, Borgonie tested the water’s chemical composition that the nematode was collected in and found levels of oxygen, sulphur, and other chemicals that were expected to have come from the source location. He used carbon dating and determined that the water had been isolated from the earth’s surface for 3,000 to 12,000 years. (PhysOrg.com) — In a study published this week in Nature, researchers Gaetan Borgonie from Ghent University in Belgium and Tullis Onstott from Princeton University announced the discovery of new nematode species living kilometers below the earth in several South African mines. Nematodes had been previously found much closer to the surface, but this discovery of deep-dwelling nematodes, or roundworms, are the first multicellular organisms to ever be found at these depths. Halicephalobus mephisto worm. Image credit: Gaetan Borgonie/University of Ghent This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Worms from hell identified far below the Earth’s surface (2011, June 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-worms-hell-earth-surface.html More information: Nematoda from the terrestrial deep subsurface of South Africa, Nature 474, 79–82 (02 June 2011) doi:10.1038/nature09974AbstractSince its discovery over two decades ago, the deep subsurface biosphere has been considered to be the realm of single-cell organisms, extending over three kilometres into the Earth’s crust and comprising a significant fraction of the global biosphere. The constraints of temperature, energy, dioxygen and space seemed to preclude the possibility of more-complex, multicellular organisms from surviving at these depths. Here we report species of the phylum Nematoda that have been detected in or recovered from 0.9–3.6-kilometre-deep fracture water in the deep mines of South Africa but have not been detected in the mining water. These subsurface nematodes, including a new species, Halicephalobus mephisto, tolerate high temperature, reproduce asexually and preferentially feed upon subsurface bacteria. Carbon-14 data indicate that the fracture water in which the nematodes reside is 3,000–12,000-year-old palaeometeoric water. Our data suggest that nematodes should be found in other deep hypoxic settings where temperature permits, and that they may control the microbial population density by grazing on fracture surface biofilm patches. Our results expand the known metazoan biosphere and demonstrate that deep ecosystems are more complex than previously accepted. The discovery of multicellular life in the deep subsurface of the Earth also has important implications for the search for subsurface life on other planets in our Solar System. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Possible new hope for crops battling parasitic infection Explore furtherlast_img read more