a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino opens door to Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino opens door to Real Madrid moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has opened the door to a future move to Real Madrid.He was at the FIFA’s Best ceremony on Monday evening in Milan after being nominated for the Best FIFA Men’s coach award.It has been a poorly kept secret that Pochettino would be interested in a return to Spain at some point in his managerial career, and he reminded all of that on the green carpet.Asked if he will take charge of Real Madrid at some point, the Argentinean answered: “Maybe some year”. Pressure on Real coach Zinedine Zidane was eased somewhat on Sunday evening after a 1-0 victory over Sevilla away from home to take them second in the table. last_img read more

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Urban Meyer Issues New Injury Update On Ohio State DE Nick Bosa

first_imgohio state issues injury update on nick bosaNick Bosa will not be playing on Saturday against Tulane. The star Ohio State defensive end might not be playing anytime soon after that, either.Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who’s making his return from a three-game suspension this weekend, said this afternoon that Bosa, who left Saturday’s game against TCU, recently underwent surgery.Bosa left the game against the Horned Frogs with an apparent abdomen/groin injury. ESPN later updated the injury as a “lower abdomen strain.”Today, Meyer updated Bosa’s status, saying that Bosa underwent a surgical procedure on the injury. Specific details on that procedure are not yet known.Meyer added that Bosa, arguably the best defensive lineman in the country, will be out “indefinitely.”With Urban Meyer’s comments today that star DE Nick Bosa had surgery for a core muscle injury and no timetable for his return, it’s worth noting that #OhioState plays at #PennState next week.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 20, 2018Bosa, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, had played ridiculously well through the first three games of the season. He was wreaking havoc on opposing offensive lines and quarterbacks. There was even some Heisman Trophy buzz.The Ohio State defensive will have to move forward without him for the time being, though. Ohio State will be just fine against Tulane this weekend, but the Buckeyes are set to travel to State College, Pa. in two weeks. The Ohio State-Penn State game might be the biggest of the season in the Big Ten. Not having Bosa for that contest would be a major disappointment.Bosa will be replaced in part by junior Jonathan Cooper. The Buckeyes are confident in his abilities.“Jonathon has always been one of the hardest working guys on the football team,” Greg Schiano said, per Bucknuts. “But along with that is, as the time has rolled by, he’s become a better and better defensive end. So I’m really excited about seeing him go play.“He’s played well, really hard. The production maybe not be so big but he’s really played and done his job well. I think maybe with more opportunities that will lead to more production.”Stay tuned for more injury updates on Bosa. The Buckeyes will likely be able to give an update on the status of Bosa moving forward following this weekend’s game.Ohio State and Tulane are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on BTN.last_img read more

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MS Dhoni obliges Ranchi fans with autographs, selfies ahead of possible hometown farewell

first_img Rajarshi Gupta RanchiMarch 7, 2019UPDATED: March 7, 2019 19:39 IST MS Dhoni is in his hometown Ranchi for the third ODI between India and Australia. (AP Photo)MS Dhoni will possibly play his last international match in hometown Ranchi when India take on Australia in the third ODI of a five-match series at JSCA Stadium on Friday. Not surprisingly then, fans in Ranchi have thronged to see their favourite cricketing son and lap up every moment with him.On Wednesday, hundreds gathered at the airport to take a look at MS Dhoni when the Indian team landed in Ranchi. Later in the evening, Dhoni hosted the entire Indian team for dinner at his house. The likes of Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan posted pictures of a lovely evening on their social media handles.On Thursday, it was business as usual for MS Dhoni as he got down to practice even as emotional fans braced for the legend’s last game at home as an India cricketer. After a horror run in 2018, MS Dhoni has been in spectacular form this year with four fifties from 8 ODIs. He was named man-of-the-series for his three successive half-centuries in Australia where India won their first ever bilateral ODI series.MUST WATCH – The @msdhoni aura in Ranchi In this video capsule, we try to capture the euphoria around MS Dhoni in the dressing room & his aura in his hometown in Ranchi – by @28anandhttps://t.co/CtSlWl1i8H pic.twitter.com/VudCr9VbIo BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019In the first ODI in Hyderabad, Dhoni scored a gutsy fifty and stitched up a crucial partnership with Kedar Jadhav after India had slipped to 99 for 4 in a chase of 237. But in Nagpur, Dhoni fell for a golden duck. Fans in Ranchi would hope for fireworks from MS Dhoni – by the look of things at nets, he looked in great shape.advertisementAfter India’s training session, a few locals had the chance to catch up with MS Dhoni who patiently obliged them selfies and autographs.No surprises here – Quite the Flavour in Ranchi – @msdhoni #TeamIndia #INDvAUS @Paytm pic.twitter.com/hE9jVWs024 BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019MS Dhoni is the only captain to win all three ICC tournaments – the World T20 in 2007, the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. He also led India to the semifinals of the 2015 World Cup.Under MS Dhoni, India had also become the No.1 Test team.There widespread speculation that MS Dhoni might be playing his last game in Ranchi where he was born. This is where his cricketing career took shape. Ironically, Dhoni, who has shown his magic the world over, is yet to play an innings of substance in his homeground.So far, the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi has hosted four ODIs out of which one against Australia was washed out. India won the first ever ODI at the venue against England in 2013 and another against Sri Lanka in 2014. They lost the last game in Ranchi to New Zealad.MS Dhoni has batted only twice in Ranchi with scores of 10 not out and 11. He did not play the game against Sri Lanka in 2017.Also Read | Bhabhiji ruining our fitness levels: Rishabh Pant after dinner at MS Dhoni’s houseAlso Read | After dinner at MS Dhoni’s house, Team India begin preparations for Australia ODIAlso Read | MS Dhoni hosts Team India for dinner at Ranchi home: Thank you bhai, says ChahalFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs AustraliaFollow India vs Australia 3rd ODIFollow Ranchi MS Dhoni obliges Ranchi fans with autographs, selfies ahead of possible hometown farewellIndia vs Australia: MS Dhoni has been the flavour of Ranchi as India gear up to face Australia in the third ODI of the five-match series. Dhoni is possibly playing his final international match in Ranchi.advertisementlast_img read more

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TEN Secures Work for Tanker Quartet

first_imgzoom Greek tanker owner and operator Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) today announced new time charter contracts for four vessels, an aframax, two panamaxes, and a handysize product tanker, all to major end users.The company said that the average contract length of all four fixtures is 14 months which bring the aggregate fleet gross revenues to a minimum of USD 1.4 billion.“The new time charters increase TEN’s fleet under secured revenue employment to 68%. With seven more vessels delivering in 2017, six of which under long term charters, the coverage will well exceed 70%,” Nikolas P. Tsakos, President and CEO of TEN, said.He added that “repeat business from first class clients fits well with our industrial shipping model, solidify further our balance sheet, and support TEN’s continued profitability, all attributes which should ultimately be reflected in TEN’s true valuation.”TEN’s pro-forma fleet, including one VLCC, five Aframax tankers and a Suezmax DP2 shuttle tanker under construction, consists of 65 double-hull vessels, constituting a mix of crude tankers, product tankers and LNG carriers, totalling 7.2 million dwt.Of these, 45 vessels trade in crude, 15 in products, three are shuttle tankers and two are LNG carriers.last_img read more

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CBC Musics Searchlight

first_imgNew for 2018, the SEARCHLIGHT winner will earn a place in Canada’s premiere artist development program: the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. This includes a performance spot at the 2018 JUNO Master Class music industry showcase in Toronto, a trip to the 2019 JUNO Awards and a performance during JUNO Week. The grand prize winner will also take part in a one week residency at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary with access to recording studios, professionals, and a historic instrument collection that spans over 450 years of technology and innovation, as well as a performance slot at this year’s CBC Music Festival at Toronto’s Echo Beach.Searchlight 2018 Key Dates:Submission period: Tuesday Jan. 23, 12:01am ET to Tuesday February 6, 2:59pm ET1st round of voting opens: Tuesday February 13, 3:00pm ET to Wednesday, February 28 2:59pm ET2nd round of voting opens: Thursday, March 1, 3:00pm ET to Wednesday, March 7, 2:59pm ETTop 10 revealed: Wednesday, March 14Grand prize winner announced: Monday, March 19 at 11am ET with a performance on CBC qCLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CBC Music’s annual contest to find Canada’s next big music act returns to its roots as a digital-only, audio-first search for the country’s undiscovered talent.Submissions for SEARCHLIGHT 2018 officially open Tuesday, Jan. 23 and CBC Music will accept entries up until the Feb. 6, 2018 deadline. A variety of musicians including solo artists, duos and groups from all genres are encouraged to enter via cbcmusic.ca/searchlight.Past SEARCHLIGHT contests have seen over 3,000 original song submissions, which are narrowed down through a combination of public votes, a Canadian music industry panel and celebrity judges. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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The continued slow pace of Cannabis retail store application approvals

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – Conversation about the rate in which cannabis stores are struggling to get licensed to open, has been a topic for Premier Horgan.During a recent radio interview with Shane Woodford on Radio NL 610 AM, the Premier shares his frustration with the pace of the application process.Horgan was asked in the interview if he is concerned as prospective cannabis entrepreneurs wait months and months for approval with their costs mounting, and no relief in sight. “I am concerned. I thought we had adequate time to get this up and running. Clearly, the system is not moving at the pace the private sector needs,” he said.Further to that Horgan shares, there is a ‘glitch in the system’ and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth is working as hard as he can to sort out the logjam.With non-medical cannabis retail stores open in Pouce Coupe, Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek, it is unclear of the hold up of the Fort St. John locations applications.One local private company owners share their frustration of being in limbo for almost a year holding up the financial end of the business, by the cost of the application and covering a lease on an empty building with no answers as to the future of approval to start renovations and hire employees.The Ministry of Attorney General’s response as to why applications could be held up is as follows; The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch is currently processing more than 400 cannabis retail store licence applications throughout the province.Application requirements are detailed and robust in the interest of due diligence and public safety.Government can’t comment on information related to specific non-medical cannabis retail store applications as any interaction between the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch and an applicant is private. This protects the applicant’s business decision making.Retail cannabis applications have been following a standard process since cannabis legalization. Applications are placed in the queue as they are received by the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.There are many factors that can affect application timelines. These include: applicants submitting all required and correct documentation and the complexity of the corporate structure. Applications containing correct information and documentation are prioritized over those with outstanding documentation.Applicants are contacted as soon as there are updates to communicate or information that applicants need to know.There is no link between the LCRB’s approval process for cannabis retail store licenses and cannabis-related job fairs.last_img read more

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Seven suspects including 3 cops arrested

At this point another group of men had arrived in a jeep and abducted the two men and stole the car with the cash.The two men were set free in the Kotte area but the car and cash were stolen. (Colombo Gazette) According to the police, two men who had withdrawn the cash from Sampath bank at Slave Island were heading towards Nawam Mawatha  when the car was stopped by men in uniform similar to that worn by the traffic police. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has arrested seven suspects including 3 policemen over the Rs. 10 million robbery at Slave Island last month, police spokesman Budhika Siriwardena said.A group of men who had posed as policemen had stolen Rs. 10 million from a businessman in Salve Island On February 12 , the police said. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) had launched investigations into the incident. read more

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Sri Lanka expresses shock and grief over London tower fire

Responding to media queries, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Ravi Karunanayake, expressed shock and grief at the tragic loss of life and injury as a result of the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in London early today, 14 June.He expressed the deep condolences of the people of Sri Lanka, to the families and loved ones of those who passed away as a result of this tragedy and conveyed the hope that those who are injured would soon recover. While there are no reports of any Sri Lankans having been affected by this incident, Minister Karunanayake informed that the Sri Lanka High Commission in London has been instructed to remain alert and assist anyone who may be in need of help. The London Metropolitan Police has set up and emergency number to contact for those that may require help at 08000961233. Mr. Vithurson Vincendrarajan, Third Secretary       Mobile: 07538200462 He added that the thoughts and prayers of the people of Sri Lanka are with all those affected by this tragic incident at this time. The following officers at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London have been entrusted with the task of rendering assistance to any Sri Lankans who may need help in connection with this incident:Mr. Priyanka Fernando, Minister Counsellor          Mobile: 074 66779693 read more

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Yahoo revamps home page for 1st time in 4 years as CEO

Yahoo revamps home page for 1st time in 4 years as CEO tries to turn website into daily habit AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Feb 20, 2013 8:04 pm MDT SAN FRANCISCO – Yahoo is renovating the main entry into its website in an effort to get people to visit more frequently and stay longer.The long-awaited makeover of Yahoo.com’s home page is the most notable change to the website since the Internet company hired Marissa Mayer as its CEO seven months ago. The new look debuted Wednesday in the U.S., although it could take a few more days before everyone starts to see it.It’s the first time Yahoo has redesigned the page in four years. In that time, the company has seen its annual revenue drop by about 30 per cent from $7.2 billion in 2008 to $5 billion last year as more online advertising flowed to rivals such as Internet search leader Google Inc. and social networking leader Facebook Inc.Mayer, who spent 13 years helping to build Google into the Internet’s most powerful company, has vowed to revive Yahoo Inc.’s revenue growth by establishing more of the company’s services as daily habits that “delight and inspire” their users.Yahoo.com’s revamped home page figures to play a key role in determining whether Mayer, 37, realizes her ambition.“We think this will be the new foundation for Yahoo,” said Mike Kerns, the company’s vice-president of product.Despite the company’s recent financial malaise, Yahoo’s home page has remained one of the Internet’s top destinations. The page attracted 392 million worldwide visitors last month, a 7 per cent increase from 365 million at the same time last year, according to research firm comScore Inc. By comparison, Microsoft Corp.’s msn.com drew a crowd of 334 million, up 4 per cent from last year.But visitors haven’t been spending as much time at Yahoo.com when they check in. They also haven’t been making as many return visits each month. That’s been a problem for many other websites, too, as Facebook and other online hangouts capture more of people’s online time.Yahoo’s revamped home page isn’t a radical new look, but there are enough changes that could make the website more addictive. In a blog post, Mayer wrote that she is trying to infuse Yahoo’s home page with a “more modern experience.”The biggest switch will be in how Yahoo determines which stories to show each visitor on the home page and how the information is displayed.Kerns says Yahoo has developed more sophisticated formulas to determine which topics are most likely to appeal to different people so the news feed can be fine-tuned to cater to different tastes.Yahoo, which is based in Sunnyvale, California, already knows a lot about people who have been coming to its website for years, particularly if they logged in while visiting. People willing to connect Yahoo with their social circles on Facebook also are more apt to see stories that appeal to them. That access will enable Yahoo to pick out stories about subjects tied to a person’s interests on Facebook, either directly or through their online friendships. More tools will empower users to designate their areas of interest, too.The news feed also has been retooled so it is constantly refreshed with more material as a person scrolls down the page. (Yahoo gets its news content from many sources, including The Associated Press.) The ability to endlessly peruse stories is ideally suited for viewing on smartphones and tablet computers controlled by touch, although the feature also works on desktop machines operated with a mouse or keyboard.Yahoo’s new home page also shows snippets of text from each story, borrowing a page from the Google playbook that Mayer helped write. Those summaries may be especially handy on the smaller screens of mobile devices, a growing market that Mayer has said Yahoo must do a better job reaching if the company hopes to bounce back.To minimize the chances that its story selections will irritate users, Yahoo is also adding controls that make it easy to inform the website about which topics aren’t of interest.The right side of the new home page will be devoted to a stack of capsules that Yahoo calls “utilities.”The capsules are devoted to weather, finance, sports, friends’ birthdays, video clips and Yahoo’s Flickr site for photos. Each one can be programmed to automatically show what a user wants to see, such as the weather in a specific city, information about a certain sports teams or the stocks in an individual’s investment portfolio. Any of the utilities can be scrapped.The left side of the page will list various Yahoo services, although slightly fewer than in the old setup.Yahoo is planning to display just two ads on the home page. It’s an implicit bet that the price that the company can charge for those slots will steadily rise if people become more immersed in the rest of the content on the page.Investors have been betting Mayer will deliver the turnaround that eluded the three other full-time CEOs that preceded her in the past five years. Yahoo’s stock fell 37 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $20.92 in Wednesday’s trading. It has increased roughly 36 per cent since Mayer’s arrival. read more

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UN rights office condemns killing of Kenyan human rights lawyer

“It is imperative to throw full light on what happened and to establish all responsibilities related to these atrocious murders,” said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in a bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva. Calling on the Kenyan authorities to strengthen efforts towards accountability, the spokesperson said the authorities should also take urgent measures to prevent extrajudicial executions and police brutality and other serious violations.“These are steps the Kenya authorities have committed to, including in last year’s Universal Periodic Review, and they are essential if trust is to be restored before elections take place next year. We also call on the authorities to ensure a safe and enabling environment in which civil society can operate freely and without fear,” Mr. Colville said. According to reports, the three men disappeared after Mr. Kimani and Mr. Mwenda attended court in Mavoko, some 30 kilometres east of Nairobi, in a case involving an officer from the Administration Police. Mr. Mwenda had been shot and injured by the police officer in April 2015, and then charged with fictitious crimes, the spokesperson said. Willie Kimani, who had been working with a non-governmental organization, International Justice Mission, had been assisting Mr. Mwenda with his case. Mr. Mwenda had reportedly been receiving intimidation and threats in the run-up to the hearing. The two men and their driver were allegedly briefly detained inside a container in a police compound before being executed. On 30 June, their bodies, which reportedly showed signs of torture, were found in a river to the north-east of Nairobi, Mr. Colville said. “Kenya’s Attorney General has stated that no effort will be spared to identify those responsible for the killings, and the Inspector General of Police announced that a thorough investigation would be conducted,” the spokesperson said, adding that three police officers have been arrested so far. A “welcome development” was the pledge by the Attorney General that the Prevention of Torture bill would be presented in Parliament within 28 days, Mr. Colville said. According to some non-governmental sources, as many as 53 people may have been summarily executed by police forces between January and April 2016. The Kenya National Human Rights Commission also documented 25 cases of extrajudicial killings and 81 cases of “enforced disappearances” by police and other security agencies in the context of the counter terrorism operations between 2013 and 2015. read more

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Myanmar UN rights chief warns of spiral of violence in Rakhine state

OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani told reporters that UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has said the Government needs to condemn such inflammatory – potentially very dangerous – rhetoric no matter who is responsible. Failing this, there is a real risk that it could exacerbate the current spiral of violence.On 9 October, OHCHR received reports that three Border Guard police posts in Maungdaw and Rathidaung, also part of the Rakhine State, were attacked during security operations.The High Commissioner “unequivocally condemns the reported use of violence by armed individuals in northern Rakhine state, and recognizes that this is not something the authorities can ignore.” However, Ms. Shamdasani added that it is “essential” that the Government’s attempts to restore security are “firmly grounded in international human rights laws and standards,” and are recognized by the affected population.Likewise, offensives in Kachin and Northern Shan state continue to cause human rights violations and displacement. “Protection of civilians and unfettered humanitarian access to conflict affected areas is critical,” underscored the UN rights chief. “Measures that may heighten the vulnerability or pose threats to the safety and security of internally displaced people – such as requiring internally displaced persons (IDPs) to cross conflict lines – must be avoided,” he added. The UN rights Office also stressed that the authorities must respect international humanitarian law and the rights of IDPs, pointing out that continued failure to do so would draw a sharp response from the international community. The High Commissioner also regretted that, beyond the formation of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine state led by Kofi Annan, the Government has largely failed to act on the recommendations made in an OHCHR report in June on the situation of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar.The report documented a wide range of human rights violations and abuses against the Rohingya, including arbitrary deprivation of nationality, severe restrictions on freedom of movement, threats to life and security, denial of rights to health and education, forced labour, sexual violence and limitations to political rights, among others. It also raised the possibility that the pattern of violations against the Rohingya may amount to crimes against humanity. read more

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It takes two Club hockey teammates stay the course commit to Ohio

While most incoming freshmen athletes face the college transition on their own, Ontario natives Lisa Steffes and Ally Tarr will find themselves taking on college together.The 17-year-old teammates signed letters of intent back in December to play hockey for Ohio State come fall 2010.For the past two years the duo has played on the same club hockey team, the Bluewater Junior Hawks, and they attended Team Canada’s Strength and Conditioning Camp in April 2009.In July, both participated in Team Canada’s selection camp. Both are current representatives of Team Ontario Red for the ‘09-’10 National Women’s Under-18 Team. It seems like, in all things hockey, the two are cosmically destined to be teammates.When considering OSU, both girls agreed the appeal of the coaching staff played a large role in their decisions.“I really love the coaches and everything with the facilities,” said Tarr, a 5-foot-5-inch forward. “[The coaches] really want you to succeed.”Steffes said the decision to attend OSU wasn’t difficult to make.“You could tell [the coaches] had heart and they wanted to win,” she said. “They persuaded me pretty easily.”While making friends is important to each girl, both find reassurance in having an established pal nearby.“Well, it’s obviously very comforting knowing that there’s someone there that supports you no matter what,” Steffes said. “We’re already friends and we’ve already been through so much together. I’m happy that [Tarr’s] going to be there.”At the age of 8, Steffes started playing hockey because she wanted to be like her brother. Originally she figure skated, but hockey appealed to her more.“It’s a fast game and I’m into fast moving things,” Steffes said. “It’s very exciting and unpredictable. I think that’s why I probably stuck with it.”During her college visit, OSU had a lot to offer: top-notch programs, multi-million dollar facilities and the opportunities of a large campus with a close-knit community.“They offered the best. They [have] every possible thing I need,” Steffes said. “A nutritionist, a sports psychologist — all the resources I need to improve my game.”What she looks forward to most is the new and unknown.“I’m ready just to start off something new,” Steffes said. “I have no idea what to expect, so it’s just going to be an adventure.”At the age of five, Tarr started playing hockey and immediately fell in love with the competitive nature and team dynamic of the sport.Outside of hockey, Tarr likes what OSU offers in the classroom and the academic support system set up for athletes.She is most excited about coming to a new place and learning all that OSU has to offer.“The experience of just being there, it’s such a great school for everything — sports, academics — I’m just really excited about everything,” Tarr said.Having a friend and teammate she respects and admires by her side won’t hurt either.“I’m really excited about that because I’ll be meeting new people, but at the same time [Steffes will] be there,” Tarr said. “It’s going to be exciting because [we] know each other… [we’ll be] able to help each other out.”For coach Jackie Barto and assistant coach Catherine Hanson, obtaining two girls from the same team was unintentional.“I think it’s a positive [situation], and it just worked out that both of them decided to be Buckeyes,” Barto said. “We’re extremely happy about that.”Barto said Steffes is an outstanding athlete and foresees her competing for quality minutes in goal based on her competitive edge and work ethic.“She’s a very mobile and athletic goaltender,” Barto said. “[Lisa] moves in the crease very well, has a very good presence, and she’s always square to the puck.”Barto sees Tarr’s ability to find the back of the net and create offensive plays as a benefit to the team.“I think what separates [Ally] from other kids is her knack for scoring. She has those tools and gifts, abilities with the puck that are very hard to teach,” Barto said. “Those kids are far and few between… [and] that’s what we saw in Ally.”Even with all of the benefits of Steffes’ and Tarr’s experiences together, Barto believes their individual identities should not be forgotten.“They’re going to learn and develop in their own individual ways, both academically and athletically,” Barto said. “They’ll support each other but grow as individuals. And that’s positive.” read more

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Drug addicts to be given free heroin as Home Office awards first

The controversial move is being led by the police and crime commissioner and doctors in Cleveland who will use medicinal grade heroin in a last-ditch bid to wean “hard-core” addicts off the drug. Under the Home Office licence approved this month, the addicts will inject themselves up to three times a day supervised by health staff at a centre open seven days a week from the Autumn. Without the licence, anyone caught possessing heroin can be jailed for up to seven years. It will be followed by Glasgow council and NHS who will launch their “heroin… Heroin addicts are to be given free supplies of the illegal class A drug as the Home Office awards the UK’s first licences for “shooting galleries.” read more

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Veolia potash crystallisation equpiment delivered to KS Legacy project

first_imgThe major process equipment for K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy project has been delivered to the job site located in the Province of Saskatchewan. This process equipment, HPD® Crystallization Technology from Veolia, will purify and produce up to 2 Mt/y of high-quality potassium chloride from solution-mined potash at the Legacy facility when completed in 2017. Overall the Legacy mine will produce up to 2.86 Mt/y.The individual vessels that make up the crystallisation system range in size up to 30 m in length, a diameter of nearly 10 m, and weigh up to 180 t. Mainly fabricated and assembled in the US and Canada over a period of more than a year, these vessels were shipped 200 km to the Legacy job site for installation from the Saskatoon area. Shipment of the vessels required detailed planning, an approved route plan, and real-time communication with the cooperation of municipalities and utilities potentially impacted by these activities. As part of a project-specific plan, this ensures the safety of motorists and residents along the trek to the job site. These vessels are among the largest shipments ever made in the Province of Saskatchewan.last_img read more

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Rapist removed from court after calling his victim a filthy prostitute during

first_img No Comments A CONVICTED RAPIST has been removed from court during his sentence hearing after he repeatedly interrupted proceedings, tried to sack his barrister and called his victim, a grandmother in her fifties, a “filthy prostitute”.Richard O’Brien (57) of Arlington Lodge, Church Street, Tralee, lured his victim to a caravan in Dublin before raping her, assaulting her and biting her during a sustained and vicious attack on 19 March 2011.He then fled to the UK before being extradited in 2013. He was found guilty by a jury earlier this year of rape, attempted rape, false imprisonment and assault causing harm.At the start of his sentence hearing at the Central Criminal Court, O’Brien repeatedly interrupted the proceedings, ordering prosecution barrister Anne Rowland SC to “get her facts straight”, before turning on his defence barrister, Damien Colgan SC, and telling him: “On your bike”.After giving O’Brien several warnings, Justice Tony Hunt ordered that he be removed from court. As he was led away, O’Brien turned towards his victim and verbally abused her.‘Client from hell’The sentence hearing continued after the judge asked Colgan to continue to represent O’Brien. He has already sacked at least one legal team and is “the client from hell”, Justice Hunt said.Garda Ruth Brett told Rowland that the victim, who can not be named for legal reasons, was having birthday drinks with friends in a Dublin pub when O’Brien offered to buy her a drink. He then invited her back to a house party, telling her it was his sister’s birthday.However, when the woman arrived at the home, she became uneasy and asked to get a taxi home. O’Brien invited her into a caravan at the back of the property on the pretext of ordering her a cab.Once inside, he said: http://jrnl.ie/3106854 Monday 28 Nov 2016, 1:54 PM Share8 Tweet Email There’s no effing sister and there’s no effing taxi either 38,148 Views Rapist removed from court after calling his victim “a filthy prostitute” during sentence hearing Richard O’Brien was found guilty of rape, attempted rape, false imprisonment and assault causing harm. Image: PA Archive/PA Images Image: PA Archive/PA Images Short URL Nov 28th 2016, 1:54 PM He then pushed her on to the bed, punched her repeatedly, bit her on the chest and neck and raped her. The woman fainted at one point during the attack, which went on for some time, the court heard.RapeIt ended only after two men entered the caravan and stopped O’Brien. The woman fled the scene and was picked up by a couple in a car who took her to a garda station. She was then taken to a sexual assault treatment unit.One of the men who entered the caravan also made a detailed statement to gardaí about what he had seen.In a victim impact statement read out in court, the woman said she has had nightmares every night for the last five years. She said the attack led to the breakdown of her 23-year relationship and she had suicidal thoughts. She said her relationship with her children and grandchildren has suffered as a result.She said: The court heard O’Brien has a previous conviction for rape and false imprisonment of a woman. He left school at the age of 15 and worked in the UK as a labourer and truck driver. Colgan said he suffers from arthritis and sciatica and has recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer. He has been married twice and has seven children, but is estranged from his family.Justice Hunt adjourned the matter for two weeks, saying he needed to consider sentencing. “This woman was beaten up as well as raped. It’s a very bad set of facts,” he said.The judge also expressed concern at O’Brien’s behaviour in court, saying “one gets a very real flavour” of his character. “This man, even in the context of the Central Criminal Court, appears to have difficulty restraining himself. That is very worrying,” he said.He adjourned the matter for sentencing on 12 December.Details for the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre can be found here.Comments have been turned off for legal reasons.Read: 92% of Irish people believe that cannabis should be legalised when recommended by a doctor >Read: Confirmed: Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 > For the last five years of my life I have been existing, not living. By Isabel Hayes and Sarah-Jane Murphy Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Bungled Lobster Skateboard DNA Emoji Fixed Ahead of Release

first_imgThe lobster is missing two legs. #EpicFail— Heather Pixley (@heatherpixley) February 8, 2018According to the University of Maine’s Lobster Institute (yes, that’s a real thing), the arthropod boasts ten legs—two more than depicted in the original design.“It also appears to have an extra crusher claw, not to mention a tail that is grossly malformed,” the Portland Press Herald claimed.Old skateboard emoji design on the left; replaced by a newer design on the right (via Emojipedia)Not even Otto Rocket would take a ride on Emojipedia’s cartoonish skateboard—which legend Tony Hawk called a “mid-’80s … beginner-level” board “definitely not representative” of the modern sport.With a bit of guidance from The Birdman himself (on whose own gear the new emoji is based), the new image fits right in with the flying disc and lacrosse stick coming soon.The previous left-handed DNA emoji has been replaced with a right-handed DNA emoji (via Emojipedia)“Apparently we designed our DNA double helix to be left-handed,” Burge explained. “This is, I gather, the wrong way to show it.”Look closely and you can see that the sugar-phosphate backbone is inverted in the “before” picture; the replacement highlights a right-handed double helix.Look for the lobster, skateboard, and DNA in this summer’s Emoji 11.0 rollout.“As with all emojis, each vendor will create their own designs when it comes time to implement and these may or may not resemble sample images used at this time,” Burge added. Before there can be justice for gingers, there must be legitimacy for lobsters.Unicode recently revealed 157 new emojis scheduled for release in June. Among them: a skateboard, DNA strand, and lobster.Er … images that look vaguely like a wheeled transport device, a backwards Deoxyribonucleic acid, and an anatomically incorrect shellfish.The Internet has been trolling Emojipedia for weeks, since the reference site published a list of sample images meant to display how new characters will look once they hit phones later this year.“We heard you. We made some mistakes. And we are fixing them,” editor-in-chief Jeremy Burge wrote in an apologetic blog post.Did you learn nothing from the Google cheeseburger debacle?The correct number of legs has been restored to the lobster (via Emojipedia)Having led last year’s campaign for a lobster emoji, U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine did not appear bothered by the apparent missing pair of limbs. But plenty of others were. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img I really want to be wrong here, but isn’t this bug missing a set of legs? Lobsters have four sets plus the big claws. I see only 3 sets on the emoji.— Joel Rubin (@joelrubin) February 7, 2018 Study: People Who Use Emojis Have More Sex (Kinda)’Emoji House’ Feud Turns Calif. Neighborhood Pink With Rage last_img read more

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Poch insists Spurs are in a difficult position

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his team have put themselves in a tough position to qualify for the next round of the UEFA Champions League.The North London club may have made their best start to a Premier League campaign but their European adventures has been beset by self-inflicted wounds, from the late collapse at Inter Milan to Lloris’ Gaffer against Barcelona.With PSV’s opening goal arriving shortly after Harry Kane hit the crossbar, it was also of Tottenham’s making, with defender Toby Alderweireld caught in possession by Hirving Lozano who ran through to score.Lucas Moura leveled matters before half-time and when Kane nodded in a cross from fit-again Christian Eriksen Spurs looked set to pick up all three points.But Lloris provided further drama in the game when he raced outside the box and cleaned out Lozano to earn a straight red card.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.It proved costly for Pochettino’s side as former Newcastle loanee Luuk De Jong pounced in the box to equalize for the home team.“Now we need to win three games that we have to play and some results that help us to achieve a place for qualification – but it’s difficult,” Pochettino said, according to Sport360.Meanwhile, PSV boss Mark Van Bommel insists his team can still qualify from the group as they find themselves in the same position as Tottenham.“This result leaves us in the same position in the ranking,” said PSV coach Mark van Bommel.“Of course we wanted to win. It was a heavy night for us. We were leading, but then it is 1-1 and 2-1 and we had some difficulties against a really strong opponent. In the end we have to be happy with a point.”last_img read more

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Paterson admits he struggled against Grezda

first_imgCallum Paterson admits he struggled against Eros Grezda during Scotland’s win against Albania.The Cardiff City striker was played out of position at right back and despite playing regularly in defence for Hearts during his time in Scotland, he had a torrid time against Grezda as Alex McLeish’s side beat Albania 4-0.Paterson insists he would rather play up front for Scotland yet will be willing to help his country win regardless of where he plays.“It’s been a long time since I played right back,” he said, according to Evening Times. “It’s not my favourite position. It’s one of my least favourite positions to be honest. But I’m happy to do a job wherever I’m asked, though.”Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“Grezda was a handful, but you have to look after yourself. I didn’t really do that in the first 15 to 20 minutes. I got in to the game as it wore on though. There was a bit of ring rust.”“It wasn’t getting chucked in at the deep end, but it’s not something I’ve done for a long time. I was happy to help the team in any way I can.”“The shape of the team looked good, but I wasn’t too pleased with my performance. It wasn’t very good to be honest.”“I wasn’t happy with my delivery. I gave away too many fouls and got the yellow card (for a foul on Grezda early on). It wasn’t really my night. But I was just glad the rest of the boys did well and got us the result.”last_img read more

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Commodity Classic Announces Renewing of AEM Partnership

first_imgThe National Corn Growers Association, the American Soybean Association and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers announce that AEM will continue their participation in Commodity Classic, now as a partner and member of the event’s new management committee. This farmer-driven partnership will provide a strong basis for further growth while providing new, innovative ideas for Commodity Classic to provide an even better world-class experience and gathering place for all segments of agriculture.The inaugural event under this new partnership will be held Feb. 28-March 2, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.Curt Blades, AEM senior vice president, said, “Over the past three years, we have been incredibly impressed as we grew our involvement in Commodity Classic, and our association takes great pride in the role that we play and experiences we bring to the table. Great things can happen in the industry when leaders work together, have a long-term vision and stay focused.”“Commodity Classic has continued to grow over the years, and we look forward to even greater growth over the years to come,” said NCGA President Lynn Chrisp, a Nebraska corn grower. “We feel strongly that this relationship maintains the strength of our show, which continues to be produced by farmers and for farmers. At the same time, it will also leverage AEM’s many years of experience and expertise in producing top quality trade shows.”“We all value the power of education and of top-quality interaction among attendees and exhibitors on the show floor,” said ASA President Davie Stephens, a soybean grower from Kentucky. “Commodity Classic’s farmer focus remains its greatest strength. Agriculture, as an industry, is truly interconnected. By working together, we increase our collective strength and grow our opportunities for success.”The show will continue – and even elevate – its proud tradition of offering valuable education sessions, innovations exhibited on the show floor and unparalleled peer-to-peer networking.last_img read more

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