India Today Exclusive: I’ve done it, says PV Sindhu after Rio Silver

first_imgPV Sindhu on Friday became the first Indian woman ever to win an individual Silver medal in the Olympics history. Sindhu put up a spirited show as she lost to world No. 1 Carolina Marin in the final of the women’s badminton singles event at the Rio Games on Friday.Proud of her achievement, Sindhu was gracious in her defeat as she went down fighting 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 to her top-ranked opponent.WATCH: PV SINDHU’S FIRST INTERVIEW AFTER RIO SILVER”It is definitely time to celebrate now. There was a Bronze by Saina (Nehwal) earlier and now I got Silver. It has been a great week for me. I am very proud of the medal,” Sindhu told India Today Television. (BAI announces cash reward for Sindhu, Gopichand)”Overall, I am on cloud nine. It was amazing, I was very well prepared. In a match one wins and one loses. Today she (Marin) won,” she added.Sindhu is now the fourth Indian individual Olympic Silver medallist, joining shooters Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (2004 Athens), Vijay Kumar (2012 London) and wrestler Sushil Kumar (2012 London).”When I made the final I thought I could get Gold. But I thought it was a great match. I am really happy because an Olympic medal is something I am proud of. I congratulate her (Marin) but in the third game I tried to take it,” she further said.’PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN'”It was my aim to get a medal and I did it. It has made me really happy. Very proud to be an Indian. I am the first Indian woman to get a Silver and am very happy about it.”advertisement’GRATEFUL TO PARENTS'”I am very grateful to my parents, coach, the Indian government and the Indian president.””It is a first for an Indian girl so I think it’s great.””When I played the semi-final, I kept telling myself I don’t want Bronze, I want Gold. I did not, I got Silver but I am really happy.”last_img read more

No NFL Deadline Day Trades

first_imgENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The only action at the NFL’s trade deadline Nov. 3 came in Denver, where tight end Vernon Davis arrived to take his physical and begin learning the language of Peyton Manning’s suddenly revved-up offense.Joe Thomas won’t be joining them.Switching teams in pro football isn’t as easy as it is in other sports, so there’s usually a scarcity of midseason moves, and even Sunday’s rash of injuries to key players served to quash talks rather than ignite talks.After filling a void at tight end, Broncos GM John Elway explored an even bigger splash but the Broncos and Browns couldn’t reach agreement on a blockbuster deal for Thomas, Cleveland’s eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle.“The trading deadline creates a lot of controversy and a lot scuttlebutt that generally results in nothing,” Browns General Manager Ray Farmer told reporters after the deadline passed quietly. “We had some conversations and, at the end of the day, they all resulted in the same thing — nothing.”After acquiring Davis and a late-round draft pick Monday for a pair of sixth-round picks, Elway said his philosophy was to make a deal if it made both organizational and financial sense.“I think that we’re always trying to get better,” Elway said. “… We’re not going to mortgage the future to do it, but if we can add to our football team now and feel like it makes us better, we’re going to look at opportunities like that.”Denver will stick with a platoon of left tackles Ryan Harris and Tyler Polumbus protecting Manning’s blindside. Both players were jettisoned by the Broncos several years ago only to be brought back this season when injuries riddled the O-line.Ryan Clady tore an ACL in May and his replacement, rookie Ty Sambrailo, is headed for surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder that has sidelined him since September.Although there were no deadline deals, there were plenty of moves across the league:—The Chargers placed star receiver Keenan Allen on season-ending injured reserve with a lacerated kidney.—The Cowboys released embattled running back Joseph Randle.—The 49ers signed running back Pierre Thomas.—And the Titans fired coach Ken Whisenhunt after a 1-6 start and hired Mike Mularkey interim coach.The Broncos are one of the league’s four 7-0 teams but had two big concerns: tight end and left tackle after losing third-round pick Jeff Heuerman and Clady to knee injuries during offseason workouts this spring.The Broncos have long had their eye on Davis, the sixth overall draft pick in 2006 and the 49ers’ franchise leader at his position in catches and touchdowns.But they wanted to make sure he had overcome a recent knee injury. With 10 catches for 85 yards over San Francisco’s past two games, they were satisfied and signed off on the deal Nov. 2.Elway figures Davis can help clear out the middle of the field where opponents have bunched their defenders, throttling Denver’s ground game and crowding Manning’s passing lanes.“Obviously it’s going to take him a little bit of time to get used to what we’re doing,” Elway said. “We’d like to get him in there as soon as we can.”___ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Farnell: end-to-end Sub-1 GHz kit for easy cloud connectivity

first_imgFarnell element14 announces availability of the element14 development kit for the TI SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz Sensor to Cloud Linux Gateway based on technology from Texas Instruments.  The kit provides an end-to-end tool to enable a Sub-1 GHz sensor network with an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway and cloud connectivity.In the growing industrial IoT market, there is a need for connecting long-range low-power applications to the cloud. Developers face many challenges: they need a long-range low-power wireless protocol with regional regulatory compliance, and security is critical. The kit contains all the components needed to create a full sensor network, including a gateway design based on the BeagleBone Black, the BeagleBone Wireless Connectivity Cape, and the TI SimpleLink dual-band CC1350 wireless MCU LaunchPad development kit acting as the MAC co-processor. The kit also includes an additional CC1350 wireless MCU LaunchPad kit acting as a long-range sensor node.To provide a seamless out-of-the-box experience, the hardware comes pre-flashed with the SimpleLink CC13x0 software development kit (SDK), including the TI-15.4 stack for Sub-1 GHz star network connectivity and the TI Processor SDK Linux. It also provides a flexible IoT cloud interface giving the user the option to connect to a number of different cloud providers and addresses the challenges that developers face with building a long-range Sub-1 GHz network with cloud connectivity. The SimpleLink sensor-to-cloud development kit is a robust, reliable, tool that is ready to be certified for regulatory compliance and has the necessary hardware and pre-integrated software to make it easy for users to being developing.  The TI 15.4 stack provides a standards-based Sub-1 GHz network that is easy to use and alleviates the complexity of linking a user’s own Sub-1 GHz wireless network to the cloud.The SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz Sensor to Cloud Linux kit is available to buy exclusively from Farnell element14 in Europe and Newark element14 in North America.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous ST: single-chip three-phase and three-sense BLDC driverNext Kontron: COM Express Type 6 module with 8th Gen Intel Core/ Xeon E processorslast_img read more


first_imgThe 20th annual School Sport Australia Touch Football Tournament is just around the corner and players from across the country are getting ready for the key event.Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, will be the host of the 2007 Tournament, which will take place from the 22nd – 26th of October. School-aged participants from every State and Territory in Australia will converge to battle in a Touch Football extravaganza. More than 400 players, officials and spectators are expected at the event. School Sport Australia allocated this year’s Tournament to Victoria.Touch Football Victoria is hosting the event on behalf of the Victorian Primary School Sports Association (VPSSA) and the Victorian Secondary School Sport Association (VSSSA). Boys and girls will compete in under-12 and under-15 age categories. 28 teams have been nominated for the event overall in the four divisions.The players have each qualified to represent their state through school selection processes in their local area. One person that will not have to travel far for the event is Hamish McLean, coach of the Victorian Under-15 Boys team. McLean has been the coach of the Victorian side for four years. He said while his team didn’t get to experience a tour for this year’s tournament the home-ground advantage would mean they could field a full-strength squad. McLean said the Victorian Under-15s would be aiming for a top-four finish, but that it would be difficult in an elite field. “If it’s anything like previous years it will be a bloody high standard. New South Wales and Queensland have a few kids that are in the National Youth Squad for Under-18s for the next Youth World Cup so you’re talking about the best players in their age group in the world,” he said. With a strong team on the park and some local support a result in the top half of the draw is realistic for the Victorian boys. “For our kids the main thing is it’s the first opportunity to play at a representative level. For them it’s about understanding what they have to do and what sort of level of commitment they need to meet to be successful in their chosen sport. Also it’s just about the friendships they make. It’s really great to see kids four or five years after coaching them and they’re still mates,” McLean said. The development of skills and forming of friendships is not only something that is valuable to the players travelling to the tournament. It is also integral for the 25 referees that will be lending their time to make the event possible.One such referee that will be making the trip south is ACT whistleblower Jack Gibson. Gibson, 14, has only been refereeing for about 12 months but has developed remarkably in his time. He officiated his first adult competition in the recently completed 2007 winter season. It will be the first time the ACT sends a student referee to the event. Jack’s sister Ashleigh will also be involved in the event, as part of the ACT Under-12 Girls’ team. The School Sport Australia Touch Football Championships will be a fantastic opportunity for Jack to put his skills into practice while gaining precious experience. Jack said he got into refereeing because he used to give the whistleblowers a hard time as a player. “I questioned some of the decisions and gave it to them if they made the wrong decision. So I sort of got into to because I wanted to see the other side of the coin. It’s made me a better player. I’ve learnt more of the rules and I don’t question the referee’s decision anymore. I let him do what he’s got to do because I know how hard it is,” Gibson said.  The talented youngster said the opportunity to travel to Melbourne would be the highlight of his refereeing career so far.“Just the opportunity to ref with some of the elite referees will be the best thing. And hopefully to experience that feeling of refereeing a national game where it’s not park Touch anymore, it actually means something,” he said.  Jack has shown an enthusiasm to improve and passion for the game that is sure to see him fulfil his potential. Touch Football Australia would like to wish all the players, coaches, referees and everyone else involved in next week’s event the best of luck. The 2007 School Sport Australia Touch Football Tournament is sure to provide some outstanding Touch Football and be plenty of fun for everyone.last_img read more

Notre Dame QB Ian Book Won’t Play vs. Florida State

first_imgIan Book throws a pass for Notre Dame.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish rolls out against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame will apparently be without its starting quarterback, Ian Book, as the Fighting Irish look to stay undefeated this weekend against Florida State.IrishSportsDaily is reporting that Book, who took over the starting quarterback duties earlier in the season, will be sitting out of Saturday’s game.Book is reportedly dealing with multiple injuries.From the report:The Irish will face another hurdle this weekend as starting quarterback Ian Book will be out for Saturday’s game against Florida State, according to multiple sources,The 6-foot, 203-pounder suffered multiple injuries to his midsection during this past week’s game at Northwestern, which will prevent him from playing in Saturday’s game.247Sports confirmed with Notre Dame that Book is dealing with injuries, though the school wouldn’t confirm that he’s out for the game.Notre Dame has confirmed that Book is battling a rib injury but would not confirm that Book will miss the Florida State game.Book absorbed a shot to the back/side from Northwestern defender Montre Hartrage at the 9:20 mark of the first quarter in Evanston. It is not confirmed that hit was the blow that caused the injury though Book was slow to rise and favored his right side on the way back to the line of scrimmage. Notre Dame called timeout in a fourth-down situation thereafter before converting on a Book quarterback sneak.Notre Dame and Florida State are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC.last_img read more

Training school survivor haunted for decades Was James Forbes killed

first_imgTORONTO – The cracking sound and almost black blood have haunted Rick Brown for close to 55 years, leaving invisible scars and one abiding question: What became of young James Forbes?The last time Brown saw James is forever etched in his mind — moments that have stretched into decades.As Brown tells it, the boys were drifting off to sleep in the darkened dormitory at the provincial training school in Cobourg, Ont., when a supervisor’s booted footsteps sounded in the corridor and the lights flipped on. The man walked over to James’ bunk bed and ordered him to get up. James refused. Brown, fearing a beating coming, says he whispered urgently to the boy to get up.“I can remember it like it was yesterday,” says Brown, now 64, and living in Kitchener, Ont. “James was terrified. I remember seeing the blankets shaking. He was shaking. His hands were shaking.”The supervisor, Brown says, pulled the hapless lad from bed and “beat the daylights” out of him right there.“Geez, it’s hard to talk about it,” he says, his voice breaking on several occasions. “I can recall hearing cracking sounds.”Within instants, the supervisor had scooped the boy from the floor and headed for the door.“His head was just dangling over (the supervisor’s) arm. There was a gurgling sound coming from his chest or his mouth or something,” Brown says. “I remember seeing the blood and thinking, ‘My God, that doesn’t look like blood.’ It was almost black.”As he left, the supervisor barked orders over his shoulder to Brown and another boy to get a mop and pail and clean the mess up. They did as told and went to bed and that, Brown says, was the end of James.For a brief period, he wondered if James, who came from Toronto, was being patched up in hospital someplace. Apart from a few whispers, no one talked about it. They were all too afraid they would be next.“I never saw James again. We never saw him. We don’t know where he went,” Brown says. “I have always wondered if James survived that night — or if he actually died.”A retired insurance salesman, Brown was the product of a dysfunctional family with a brother, sister and an abusive alcoholic father prone to domestic violence. As an eight-year-old growing up in Guelph, Ont., he says, he once threatened to take a baseball bat to his father’s head for threatening his mother with a butcher’s knife.Brown became a scrappy street kid, often in trouble, mostly for vandalism and other petty crimes.In October 1963, a judge ordered him to Brookside, the reform school in Cobourg. The only paper record he still has of his stay there is the Bible they gave him that first day of his year in hell, as he puts it.One time, another supervisor he calls an out-and-out sadist broke his eardrums in the gymnasium, leaving him with a permanent hearing deficit, he says. The beating happened after the man had already beaten another boy senseless.“I knew I was next. There’s no feeling like it. It’s complete terror for a 10-year-old,” Brown says. “All I can remember is my head being battered back and forth. Then the excruciating pain when he popped my eardrums. I remember laying on the floor — I couldn’t hear anything — I was trying to look up at him and everything was spinning.”It was one of many incidents he experienced or witnessed, he says. The legacy of that year of what he calls torture has been hard to shake.“I went into Cobourg as a regular 10-year-old boy who used to take home flowers to his mother and came out a very damaged 11-year-old troubled boy. I hated authority. I struggled for many years.”Ontario’s reform schools for boys and girls aged eight to 16 — essentially prisons for kids — operated between 1931 until they were finally shut down in 1984. Many of those sent there were beggars, runaways, truants, or simply deemed “incorrigible.”In December, a survivor of another training school launched a proposed class action against the province seeking $600-million on behalf of everyone sent to 12 of the facilities. The schools were, the unproven lawsuit alleges, festering cesspools of sexual, physical and psychological abuse perpetrated by unsupervised and unqualified staff on helpless kids.When he heard about the action, Brown demurred. It felt a bit like money grubbing. Besides, he says, lawsuits don’t bring people back. Linda Brown, his high school sweetheart and now wife of 46 years, has been encouraging him to sign on. It would be cathartic and help his healing, he finally allows.A father of two grown girls and a boy, Brown says he has seldom shared his story with anyone apart from his wife. His abiding anger issues — explosive rages — are mostly behind him. People now tell him he’s a people person, he says, but the “dark side” is still there lurking — raw, angry emotion that once shot to the surface in an instant with the right provocation.“I would just explode. It was like a bomb going off,” he says. “I was afraid. To me it was like Cobourg all over again. It was survival.”Loretta Merritt, a Toronto-based lawyer with extensive experience in training school lawsuits, says accessing youth records — some decades old — generally requires court orders and, of course, abuse was rarely documented. At the same time, Merritt stresses the incidence of false reporting is low. Additionally, many of those who ran the facilities are elderly or dead. Names and dates are long forgotten. Records of coroner death investigations only go back as far as 1965.For Brown, contact with former attendees who might also have witnessed the James’ beating, has been sparse to say the least. As a teen in foster care many years ago, he bumped into one of the Brookside kids. Another time, he saw a TV program where one of the children had gone on to kill someone out west. Otherwise, he says, he’s had no contact with any of them.Brown often wonders what became of them all. But it’s about that stubborn, troubled kid James Forbes he most wonders. Maybe someone out there remembers, as Brown does, and knows the answer to the life-long question that haunts him. And then maybe, just maybe, someone might actually do something.“I’d like to see justice for my friend James,” Brown says.last_img read more

The world heads home from successful week of competition at WIN games

first_imgWillow Fiddler APTN Nationa NewsAll week, Indigenous athletes from nations around the world have been in the Treaty 6 territory for the World Indigenous Games.Here is a wrap of some of the sights and sounds from the week from the APTN crew on the ground for the games.For more on the games visit our Youtube channel: APTNNews, check us out on Facebook, or visit

A clear message Alberta proposes legislation to limit oil shipments

first_imgEDMONTON, A.B. — The Alberta government has introduced legislation that would give the energy minister power to restrict the flow of oil, gasoline and natural gas leaving the province.Once passed, Marg McCuaig-Boyd would be able to direct truckers, pipeline companies and rail operators on how much product could be shipped and when. Violators would face fines of up to $1 million a day for individuals and $10 million a day for corporations.“The bill sends a clear message: we will use every tool at our disposal to defend Albertans (and) to defend our resources,” Notley said Monday before introducing the proposed law in the legislature. B.C. Premier John Horgan has been fighting the expansion, even though the federal government approved the $7.4-billion project in November 2016. Horgan has said there are still concerns relating to oil spills and protecting B.C.’s coastline.The Kinder Morgan project would triple the amount of oil shipped on the current line, but has faced repeated court challenges and permit delays.Kinder Morgan announced earlier this month that it is pulling back on spending for the project and has given Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government until May 31 to give a clear signal that the project will proceed.Trudeau met with Notley and Horgan on Sunday and said Ottawa has joined negotiations with Alberta to buy a stake in Trans Mountain, if necessary, to see that it gets built. Existing pipelines are near capacity and the bill aims to give Alberta the power to adjust what is shipped and where it goes to ensure maximum profitability, the premier said.Alberta is locked in a dispute with British Columbia over the Trans Mountain pipeline. An expansion to the West Coast has been approved by the federal government, but B.C. is fighting it in the courts.Notley said the proposed legislation is not punishing B.C. for the Kinder Morgan project’s delay, which she says costs Canada $40 million a day in lost revenue due to market bottlenecks and higher shipping fees.But she said Alberta is “very committed to putting pressure on B.C. to come around and focus on what this pipeline actually means.”About 80,000 barrels a day of refined fuels go to British Columbia.Much of B.C.’s energy from Alberta comes from shipments on the existing Trans Mountain line from Alberta to Burnaby, B.C. Reducing oil flows could lead to immediate gas price spikes at the pumps, along with other higher costs.center_img Notley suggested May 31 will be key if the viability of the pipeline project is still in question.“That might be the point at which we’re going to have to be a lot more strategic around what products get shipped to what markets by what means,” she said. “Obviously May 31 is now a date that looms quite significantly in that consideration.”Alberta will work with resource companies as things develop, she said.“There will be no surprises and we will work with them on a collaborative basis.”Alberta is building on precedent.In 1981, under then-premier Peter Lougheed, Alberta reduced oil shipments to Central Canada during a fight with the federal government over oil pricing and resource ownership.The result was a new agreement with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau that allowed Alberta to retain ownership of its resources along with a more amenable pricing schedule.By Dean BennettTHE CANADIAN PRESSlast_img read more

Canada Pension Plan arm commits up to 1 billion to US energy

TORONTO — The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it will commit up to $1 billion to a partnership with a Texas company which will buy oil and gas producing assets in the United States.CPPIB, which invests on behalf of the Canada Pension Plan, says its partner, Encino Energy, LLC, has pledged US$25 million to the partnership.It says the resulting company, dubbed Encino Acquisition Partners, will buy “large, high-quality assets” that have established production in mature basins throughout the lower 48 U.S. states.New technologies that have opened development of shale oil and gas formations have allowed the U.S. to boost oil production from four million barrels per day in 2008 to more than nine million bpd, while natural gas production has jumped from 64 million cubic feet per day to over 89 million cf/d, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.Avik Dey, head of natural resources for the CPPIB, says it partnered with Encino because of its operational experience and proven track record of acquiring U.S. assets.The private company was founded in 2011, according to its website, and is concentrated mainly on the Anadarko Basin of Texas and Oklahoma. read more

Computer manufacturing soaks up fossil fuels UN University study says

The study, released yesterday, shows that the construction of an average 24-kilogram computer and 27-centimetre monitor requires at least 240 kilograms of fossil fuel, 22 kilograms of chemicals and 1,500 kilograms of water – or 1.8 tons in total, the equivalent of a rhinoceros or sports utility vehicle.The report – which examined the environmental impact of the information technology revolution – said computer manufacturing is much more materials-intensive than making a car or refrigerator, which need only one or two times their weight in fossil fuels.More than 130 million computers are being sold each year now, and “today it is hard to imagine life without one of these indispensable 21st century tools,” one of the co-editors of the UNU study, Eric Williams, said. “But it is exactly because they have become so ubiquitous that we must be aware of the negative impacts of the PC boom.”Mr. Williams and his co-editor, Ruediger Kuehr, have called for government incentives to extend the life of personal computers and the desire or need to rapidly discard them for newer models.They also identified several other potential environmental consequences of the PC boom, such as exposure to hazardous materials during the computer manufacturing process or when used computers have been dumped in landfills.Listen to UN Radio report read more

Top UN official visits San Marino at start of fivenation European tour

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today kicked off a five-nation tour of Europe with a visit to San Marino which he praised for its commitment to peace, democracy and the rule of law around the world. “Although this country is small, your importance to the United Nations stands as tall as Mount Titano,” the Secretary-General told the country’s highest officials, the two Captains Regent, in reference to the country’s 739 meter UNESCO World Heritage Site. San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe after the Vatican City and Monaco which Mr. Ban will visit later this week. In today’s meeting with the Captains Regent, Teodoro Lonfernini and Denise Bronzetti, Mr. Ban said that San Marino has important lessons for the international community given the peace and harmony within its borders and its neighbours, earning it the nickname ‘La Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino’ or the ‘Most Serene Republic of San Marino.’ Mr. Ban also noted that the country accepted five times as many refugees as its population during the Second World War, and praised its emphasis on protecting human rights. The head of the Organization also compared the UN’s priorities of advancing towards three major goals – peace, development and human rights – with the three towers of San Marino located on the peaks of Mount Titano. “San Marino can contribute to advancing the goals of the United Nations,” said Mr. Ban. “I look forward to an even stronger partnership as we join forces to build a better future.” Tomorrow, Mr. Ban will take part in the inauguration ceremony for the newly elected Captains Regent, who rotate every six months as the heads of state. Earlier in the day, Mr. Ban met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of San Marino, Pasquale Valentini. During the meeting, they discussed the role and contribution of San Marino to UN’s work, particularly in the areas of sustainable development and global economic governance. They also exchanged views on the global economy and other topics of mutual concern, including women’s empowerment. During this visit to Europe, Mr. Ban will focus on issues such as the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), chemical weapons and UN tribunals. Mr. Ban travels next to Andorra and Monaco, two countries that are commemorating the 20th anniversary of their membership in the UN. He will meet with the Prime Minister of Andorra and the President of the Parliament, before addressing the members of the Parliament. In Monaco, he will meet with Price Albert, the Minister of State, and other Government officials. He will also address the Constitutional Bodies of Monaco. The head of the UN then travels to Spain, where on Thursday he will meet with the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister, and launch an event for the 1,000 days of action for the MDGs ahead of the 2015 deadline for their achievement. Mr. Ban will also travel to the Netherlands where he will meet with Queen Beatrix and Dutch Government ministers. He will also attend the opening session of the 3rd Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention. read more

OSU mens soccer finishes second in Wolstein Classic

Shelby Lum / Photo editorJunior midfielder Yianni Sarris plays the ball forward during a game against IPFW Aug. 20, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.The Ohio State men’s soccer team took second in the eighth annual Wolstein Classic over the weekend, finishing behind undefeated UNC Wilmington and going 1-1 in the tournament as it opened regular season play.OSU dropped its first game of the season Friday to UNC Wilmington, 2-1, in double overtime. Buckeye senior captain and defender Sage Gardner scored OSU’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the 64th minute. OSU was forced to play a man down late in the game after freshman defender Tyler Kidwell was shown a red card.The Buckeyes then took on Northern Illinois Sunday afternoon to finish off the tournament. Both teams came out aggressively in the first half and the officials gave out four yellow cards, three to the Buckeyes, and had to stop play to settle down the teams multiple times.“Well we got into a little trouble in the first half with three yellow cards,” coach John Bluem said after the game. “Those players have to be careful if you put them back into the game because if you get another yellow card, then you’re playing a man down, which happened to us Friday night and had a lot to do with our loss.”The Buckeyes scored the only goal of the first half in the 31st minute when Gardner took a free kick from just outside the right side of the box and played the ball in to where senior defender Alex Harrison was waiting to head it in the goal. This was Harrison’s first goal for the Buckeyes after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh for his senior season.Both teams began the second half with the same intensity, and in the 63rd minute senior forward James Stevenson’s penalty kick for Northern Illinois was saved by OSU junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov after he dove to the right and held onto the ball, maintaining the 1-0 lead.In the 73rd minute the Buckeyes added to their lead when sophomore defender Alex Bujenovic saved the ball from going out of bounds and played it in the middle of the box to junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic who put it into the back of the net.Ivanov saved another penalty kick in the 82nd minute, securing his first shutout and the Buckeyes first victory of the season.“I feel great,” Ivanov said. “I mean to keep the shutout and to get that monkey off my back tonight; it’s my first career shutout so I’m really proud about that.”The Buckeyes head to Tulsa, Okla., Friday for the University of Tulsa Classic. They are scheduled to play Tulsa at 8:30 p.m. and finish off the weekend with Southern Methodist Sunday at 1 p.m.Gardner is hoping the victory will carry over into next weekend.“It’s huge momentum, especially after the disappointing loss Friday,” Gardner said. “It immediately turns our season around and I think we take this into a tough weekend next weekend.” read more

Hang on a second Boris Johnson struggles for words in interview about

first_img‘Hang on a second’: Boris Johnson struggles for words in interview about Queen’s Speech Johnson was grilled on the measures the speech highlighted to tackle the UK’s “burning injustices”. Share74 Tweet Email3 Well, there are measures, I believe, in the bill on the courts which I think is supposed to address some of those issues. Jun 22nd 2017, 10:10 AM Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 10:10 AM 31 Comments Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Images By Hayley Halpin 25,892 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article UK FOREIGN MINISTER Boris Johnson repeatedly paused, sighed and said “hang on a second” in a radio interview last night as he struggled to explain the basic key points of the Queen’s speech.Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May presented eight draft laws to take Britain out of the European Union in a legislative programme read out in parliament by Queen Elizabeth II.The foreign minister then did interviews with Channel 4 News, Sky News and Radio 4′s PM to promote the Conservative’s legislative priorities for the new parliament.Johnson landed himself in a sticky situation during his BBC Radio 4 interview as presenter Eddie Mair questioned him about plans outlined by May in her first speech as Prime Minister, specifically those measures related to tackling “burning injustices”.Mair kicked off the interview by asking Johnson what the Queen’s speech does to ensure the criminal justice system “stops treating black people more harshly than white”.Following a pause, Johnson replied: In his next question, Mair asked Johnson about mental health care.It was at this point that Johnson tried to return to the first question, only to be told by Mair: “It’s not a Two Ronnies sketch, you can’t answer that question before last.”Mair answered his own question and outlined what the speech said:It promises a review on the laws on mental health and a discussion paper on children’s mental health. There are no policies, just a review and a discussion from a party that has been in government for seven years.He asked Johnson why so many measures from the Conservative manifesto had been ditched just two weeks after the election.The measures included the pension triple lock, reforming social care, an energy cap, a vote on the hunting act and changes to the winter fuel allowance.“13 million people voted for these policies and, poof, they’re going,” Mair said.Johnson gave a more honest answer: “I’m not going to hide it from you that the election did not turn out exactly as we would have hoped.“It’s our job to form a government if we possibly can and to get on with what I think is a very progressive Queen’s speech.”Read: Taoiseach urged to seek EU support to put more pressure on Egypt to release Ibrahim HalawaMore: Kensington council chief resigns amid Grenfell Tower criticism I think one thing in particular that we are looking at is measures to …hang on a second …there are all sorts of measures that we want to take to ensure that we do not discriminate against everybody. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Image: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Imageslast_img read more

Senior Kinahan associate Thomas Kavanagh jailed in UK on firearms charge

first_imgSenior Kinahan associate Thomas Kavanagh jailed in UK on firearms charge Kavanagh was arrested at Birmingham Airport in January. Stoke-on-Trent Courthouse Monday 2 Sep 2019, 2:06 PM Short URL By Cónal Thomas 12 Comments AN ASSOCIATE OF the Kinahan crime gang has been jailed in the UK for three years for possession of a disguised firearm.51-year-old Thomas ‘Bomber’ Kavanagh, of Tamworth, was detained at Birmingham Airport in January as part of a gardaí operation into supply of drugs, firearms and ammunition, as well as money laundering.He was charged with possession of a Section 5 firearm following his arrest, which was carried out as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the supply of drugs and firearms in Ireland and the UK.The operation was supported by An Garda Síochána and Staffordshire Police.Kavanagh is a brother-in-law of David Byrne, who was shot dead at the Regency Hotel in February 2016. In a statement today, Diane MacKriel of the Crown Prosecution Service said:“Thomas Kavanagh admitted having a stun gun in his home but denied it was disguised as a torch, a denial which would have meant he would have received a lesser sentence.“However, the prosecution was able to show evidence to a jury that enabled them to be sure the weapon was disguised.“The CPS works closely with law enforcement colleagues to combat and successfully prosecute those who deal in firearms or have possession of them.“We support investigators from the earliest stage of an investigation so that strong and robust criminal cases can be presented at court in order that those who use firearms are brought to justice.” Share Tweet Email center_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Google Maps Sep 2nd 2019, 2:06 PM Stoke-on-Trent Courthouse Image: Google Maps 13,256 Views last_img read more

A super choice

first_imgAustralians are not saving enough for a self-funded retirement. Or should I say, they are not putting away enough now to live at the standard they want to live at in retirement. Superannuation has been in the news lately because the government is tinkering with super. But poor savings rates for retirement can’t be all the fault of government. Superannuation – when introduced in 1992 – broke the rules that said governments and employers carried the burden for funding our retirements. It shifted private retirement savings from a ‘defined benefit’ system (where the employee is promised a certain amount at retirement by the employer) to a defined contribution system, where every employee has to have 9 per cent of their earnings put in a superannuation fund. This shifted responsibility and risk to the individual, many of whom lacked the skills to do it. But there also came with this system empowerment and individual choice for Australians, younger generations in particular who would have an entire working life to build their savings. So the fact that few young Australians are optimising this tax-friendly retirement system with top-ups to their employer contributions is an interesting story. Why are young Australians not engaged with their super? And when I say young, I mean people from their twenties to their thirties – people who are out of school and working. I don’t think this is about whether the super guarantee is 9 per cent or 12 or 15. If people aren’t embracing it at 9 per cent they won’t be any more interested when it’s higher. I decided to use Twitter to see what people were thinking about retirement and two clear strands of thinking came back. Firstly, we have a system where all the burden falls on people to make the right decisions, but no one seems to be teaching basic investment strategy in high schools. While teachers will understandably groan at adding one more thing to an already crowded curriculum, there really has to be an investment primer for teenagers before they join the work force. The second point concerns modern life: when you get into the phase that brings kids, mortgages and/or career ambition, the last thing you are thinking about is topping up your super and devising a retirement strategy. A number of respondents simply said that with a mortgage and kids, are you kidding about super? Which is the nut we have to crack: we need people to top up their super when they’re at their highest earning years in order to provide the income they need to live well in retirement. But for most people these years overlap with mortgages and kids while the cost of living is rising. There are no easy answers but I will go back to basics and remind everyone that super is their money and it’s their retirement. It’s never too late to become informed and active about super. You may thank yourself for it one day. I would love to know your thoughts. Talk to me on Twitter at @markbouris. * Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark with any queries you may have or check for your nearest branch. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Venom in Verse Aristophanes in Modern Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The next installment in the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria’s (GOCMV) history and culture seminar series is a special not be missed event. Down under from the University of Florida, visiting Professor Gonda Van Steen will present a free open seminar on: ‘Venom in Verse: Aristophanes in Modern Greece’.The professor will delve into the treatment of Aristophanes’ comedies in Greece over the past two centuries.Known for his bold political and sexual humour, couple with the fact that his work detracts from the ideal, modern Greeks took their time in rediscovering his work. It was the Demoticist movement that gave new life to Aristophanes’ comedies, and by the 1930s Karolos Koun along with a small group of Athens College students was staging his plays. The revival of his work continued to see setbacks due to censorship until the mid 1970s, which is now very much a thing of the past with a number of theatre companies embracing his work to the point of exploitation. Named the Cassas Chair in Greek Studies at the University of Florida, Van Steen has written extensively on this subject matter and has authored four books.When: Wednesday 1 July, 2015 at 7 pmWhere: Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine), 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIClast_img read more

Espèces menacées quatre jeunes gorilles sauvés par des casques bleus

first_imgEspèces menacées : quatre jeunes gorilles sauvés par des casques bleusRépublique démocratique du Congo – Quatre bébés gorilles des plaines ont été évacués à bord de deux hélicoptères de l’ONU hors d’une zone de conflits de l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ils ont été transférés mardi dans un sanctuaire construit par l’Institut congolais pour la conservation de la nature (ICCN) à Tayna.Les gorilles des plaines figurent sur la liste rouge de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN). Menacés d’être capturés par des trafiquants ou abattus pour leur viande, ces quatre individus juvéniles ont été acheminés de Goma vers le sanctuaire de Kasugho, situé dans la réserve naturelle de Tayna, au Nord-Kivu.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vous”Pour des raisons sécuritaires et pratiques, ces gorilles ont été transportés par hélicoptère par la Monuc (Mission de l’ONU en RDC) pour ne pas les traumatiser” a précisé à l’AFP Cosma Wilungula, administrateur-délégué général de l’ICCN. Et d’expliquer que ces bébés gorilles sont orphelins “parce que les braconniers abattent d’abord leur mère, pour mieux les capturer”. L’ICCN évalue la population des gorilles des plaines, une espèce que l’on ne trouve qu’en RDC, entre 2.000 et 3.000 individus. Les quatre bébés sauvés par les casques bleus de l’ONU seront réintroduits dans leur environnement naturel après une phase préparatoire, lors de laquelle des scientifiques les observeront. Ils seront rejoints par six autres gorilles actuellement sous protection au Rwanda et dont le transfert est prévu pour le 10 juin prochain. Le 29 avril 2010 à 12:17 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le clair de Lune un danger de plus pour les proies des

first_imgLe clair de Lune, un danger de plus pour les proies des prédateurs ?Une étude américaine montre que les animaux sont loin d’être peureusement terrés, les nuits de pleine lune, de crainte d’être vite repérés par leurs prédateurs. Ainsi, le comportement de chaque espèce par nuit claire dépend surtout de son système neurosensoriel.Aussi magnifique qu’il soit, le clair de Lune peut parfois s’avérer particulièrement désavantageux pour certains animaux. En rendant la nuit moins sombre, il les rend bien plus perceptible des prédateurs. Du moins c’est ce qu’on serait tenté de penser. “Les écologues ont longtemps considéré l’obscurité d’une nuit sans lune comme une couverture de protection pour les espèces-proies nocturnes”, commence Laura Prugh, de l’Institut de biologie arctique de l’Université de l’Alaska à Fairbanks. À l’inverse, une vive lumière lunaire devrait donc clouer ces animaux au gîte, de crainte d’être facilement localisés, en plein air, par leurs prédateurs. Elle devrait aussi stimuler l’activité de ces derniers. Pour évaluer cette hypothèse, Laura Prugh et Christopher Golden, de l’Université Harvard (Cambridge, Massachusetts), ont passé en revue la littérature scientifique à ce sujet, concernant 58 espèces de mammifères nocturnes.Actifs ou non les nuits de pleine lune ?  L’analyse montre que les comportements sont variés, depuis celui des lémuriens de Madagascar, ‘amoureux’ de la pleine lune, jusqu’à celui des rats-kangourous du sud des États-Unis, plutôt ‘lunophobes’. En fait, parmi les animaux-proies, ceux dont la vue est le principal outil de détection, comme les primates, sont plus actifs par nuit claire. En effet, ils ont plus de chance de repérer leurs prédateurs. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?À l’inverse, les espèces comptant plutôt sur l’odorat, comme les rongeurs, ou l’ouïe et l’écholocalisation, comme les chauves-souris, ont tendance à être moins actives lorsque la lune brille. Quant aux prédateurs, certains, les lions par exemple, contre toute attente, se révèlent moins actifs les nuits de pleine lune.Les animaux ‘visuels’ avantagés “La théorie selon laquelle la Lune augmente le risque de prédation néglige le fait que les animaux-proies ont aussi des yeux et les utilisent souvent pour détecter les prédateurs. La lumière lunaire est en effet un risque pour certaines espèces-proies, mais seulement celles qui utilisent leur vision comme un système secondaire plutôt que comme ‘première ligne de défense’. Notre synthèse montre que la Lune peut bénéficier aux proies orientées ‘visuel’”, souligne Laura Prugh.Et les prédateurs doivent aussi compter avec cette réalité. “Nos résultats suggèrent que la Lune modifie les relations prédateurs-proies via des mécanismes plus complexes qu’on ne le pensait auparavant”, conclut la chercheuse.Le 27 octobre 2013 à 09:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Time Inc Unifies Sales Force Eliminates Publishers

first_img Category sales have expanded since February, when it was announced that sales teams would silo into automotive, pharmaceutical, and technology/telecommunications categories. Ellis wrote that this new digital sales force includes concentrated “Centers of Excellence (CEOs) focusing on video, social, data, programmatic and ad products.” On the branded content side, Chris Schraft, president of branded content and native advertising sales at The Foundry, is replacing Greg McCastle as head of the agency development team. McCastle, incumbent managing director and global head of agency development, will leave the company once the transition is complete. Greg Schumann, who was a group publisher until February, will continue as president of the pharmaceutical category, as well as a new retail category. Brendan Ripp, who was also a group publisher until February, will continue as president of the technology and telecommunications category, in addition to the new financial services category. Finally, Christine Wu, SVP of advertising strategy and marketing, will lead corporate marketing and events, advertising strategy, insights and activation. Creative services will be centralized under Wu. Sales planning will be centralized under Andy Blau, SVP and chief business officer. Ellis will manage the entertainment and luxury groups until a third director is hired. Client solutions will be integrated into category and brand sales teams and report to Ellis. It’s a new age at Time Inc. Set to hold its Q2 earnings call next Thursday, August 4, it seems CEO Joe Ripp will have quite a lot to talk about. The new beauty category will be led by former SVP of corporate sales Lauren Newman, who is also now president of her category. Rick Simmons, SVP of the automotive group, will lead the automotive category. Charlie Kammerer is president of three groups, each of which have their own leader. These include the news and finance, sports, and lifestyle groups. Brand sales groups, who report directly to Ellis, further divide and cluster Time Inc.’s many editorial titles. These groups are organized separately from the quadraplex editorial structure of Celebrity, Entertainment and Style; News and Luxury; Lifestyle; and Sports.center_img Mark Ellis, Time Inc. COO. “This new structure will allow us to better serve our advertising partners and deliver on the promise of being a one-stop shop and solutions-based platform for advertisers and agencies,” Ford wrote. Mark Ford, Time Inc. CRO. For digital, Time Inc. will create a new group focused exclusively on digital sales. Brad Elders, president of digital sales, will lead what Ford called “a digital-first sales team that will prospect digital-only non-Time Inc. advertisers.” The memos, from CRO Mark Ford and COO Mark Ellis, detail what is likely the final overhaul in a series of restructuring since the company announced a major executive shuffling on July 13. The news comes on the heels last week’s news that all editorial titles will be split into four thematic brand groups, and Tuesday’s reveal of a new general manager position to liaise between each group’s moving parts.  The new food and beverage category will be led by Karen Kovacs, formerly the group publisher of People and Entertainment Weekly, who now has the title of president. Time Inc. now has one unified sales force, according to twin staff memos released Wednesday. The new structure breaks the advertising and marketing organization into category, brand and digital sales, and completely eliminates the title of publisher. Ron King is senior vice president of the fashion and style, multicultural, and shelter groups, which also have their own leaders.last_img read more