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Over Rs 5 cr collected for tobacco prohibition rules violation

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 1 (PTI) More than Rs 5 crore was collected by the government as fine under various provisions of tobacco prohibition law between April 2012 and September 2015, Rajya Sabha was informed today.As per information provided by different states, a total of Rs 5,42,48,708 challan was collected for 4,81,730 violations between April 2012 and September 2015.”These were collected under various provisions of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisements and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act (COTPA) 2003,” Health Minister J P Nadda said in a written reply.At present, National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) is under implementation in 108 districts across 31 states in the country.”The states governments/UTs of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Mizoram, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand have issued orders/notifications banning the sale of loose cigarettes,” he said.He said the government has taken measures, including enactment of COTPA, ratification of WHO framework convention on tobacco control, launching of NTCP in 2007-08, with the objective of creating awareness about harmful effects of tobacco consumption, reducing production and supply of tobacco products, ensuring effective implementation of the anti-tobacco laws and helping people quit tobacco use through Tobacco Cessation Centres. PTI HC PRM SC PRMlast_img read more

If India lift Women’s World Cup, it will be bigger than 2011 win: Gautam Gambhir to India Today

first_imgThe Indian women’s cricket team is the toast of the nation having defeated favourites Australia in the Women’s World Cup semi-final. India’s top-scorer of the 2011 World Cup final Gautam Gambhir, currently working as an ESPNcricinfo analyst, reckons if the Mithali Raj-led team can go on to win the big final come Sunday, the victory will be even bigger than the glory men’s team achieved at the Wankhede Stadium in 2011.”When we won in 2011 it was at home and we were the tournament favourites. But the women won the semi-final against Australia in difficult conditions. They are one step away from the World Cup and if they can win this, it will be bigger than the 2011 World Cup win,” he told India Today.Gambhir was equally effusive in praise of the women who made the difference in the semi-final Harmanpreet Kaur.”The occasion was very important. There will be other players who will play knocks like that, those who will get bigger runs than her. But it was a World Cup semi-final and against Australia. For a 42-overs game to finish 171 not out was unbelievable, incredible. If it was a 50-overs game who knows she would have got a double ton as well. She did it when India needed it the most and has got India one step away from a World Cup win,” he added.The gritty opener floored by Harmanpreet’s big match temperament en route her 115-ball unbeaten 171, disagreed with another World Cup winner Ravi Shastri’s comparison of her knock with the legendary Kapil Dev’s famous 175 in the 1983 World Cup.advertisement”Kapil Dev did it against Zimbabwe and Harmanpreet Kaur has done it against Australia. So you can’t compare the two innings. Also he did it in the league phase and this was in the semi-final. So I don’t understand the comparison. I don’t think any man has played an innings like this. Not in a World Cup semi-final. It’s an unfair comparison. Harmanpreet’s innings is a far better innings if you look at the match situation,” he opined.Gambhir now backs the Mithali Raj-led team to create history on Sunday.”I have always believed whether it is men’s or women’s cricket, if you can beat Australia, it is crucial to win a World Cup. I don’t know how strong England is but India will definitely start the favourites,” he said.last_img read more

Jets Rue Missed Chances

first_imgNEW YORK — The game film confirmed everything the New York Jets already figured.A victory was there for the taking against the New England Patriots on Oct. 25. They just couldn’t seal the deal.“I think the hardest thing to swallow,” right guard Willie Colon said, “was that we had them right where we wanted to.”New York took a 17-16 lead into the fourth quarter, and Nick Folk’s 30-yard field goal made it 20-16 with just under 13 minutes left.That’s when Tom Brady went to work.The Patriots quarterback completed 14-of-17 passes while leading New England on two touchdown drives for a 30-23 victory at Gillette Stadium.“We were the more physical team,” Colon said. “I felt like we were able to make a lot of big plays on third down that kept the drives going. We just didn’t score enough touchdowns. When it came late in the game, obviously Brady took over and those guys made the bigger plays that counted. You have to take your hats off to them.”With the loss, the Jets dropped to 4-2 — two games behind the AFC East-leading Patriots, who remained undefeated at 6-0.Some fans and media were impressed by how tough the Jets played their rivals, narrowing the gap perhaps in a division that has been won by the Patriots 12 of the last 14 years. All that, though, meant little to coach Todd Bowles.“There are no statements when you lose,” he said. “You’ve got to win games. We’re not in this thing to play close games.”And with that, the Jets were already turning their focus on their next opponent: the Oakland Raiders, who are 3-3 after a 37-29 victory at San Diego.Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was actually reviewing tape of the Raiders — “multitasking,” he called it — while speaking to the media on a conference call.“We’re onto the next game here and trying to figure out the best way to attack Oakland,” Fitzpatrick said. “In every game, you’re going to learn stuff and there’s some stuff that we learned from, whether it was situations or whether it was different routes or the way that we called certain plays, we’ll get better each and every game. You’ve got to be quick to move on.”That doesn’t mean the loss to the Patriots didn’t sting.Brandon Marshall dropped a pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter on a drive in which the Jets had to settle for a field goal and just a four-point lead rather than eight points. Marshall also was called for a false start penalty that ended the game after New York had recovered an onside kick and reached the Patriots 37 one play later.Bowles also took some heat for his clock management and not using any of the Jets’ timeouts during the Patriots’ final touchdown drive.“They were all positive plays,” he said of the Patriots’ drive. “Had we stopped them at any shorter time when we could have used a timeout, we would have used it.”The Jets also had no answer for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had 11 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown. But they did shut down New England’s running game, holding the Patriots to 16 total yards on nine rushes — with Brady leading the team with 15 yards.With New York RB Chris Ivory dealing with tightness in one of his hamstrings, he finished with just 41 yards on 17 carries.“Everybody was kind of disappointed,” Colon said. “I think at the end of the day, we all understand where we’re at. We still control our season, we still control our fate. The one thing we can’t do is let this resonate.”Certainly not against the Raiders, who turned two interceptions of Philip Rivers into 10 points on Oct. 25 against San Diego and got three TD passes from Derek Carr.Rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper already has 33 catches for 519 yards and three TDs, including three games of 100 or more yards receiving.Bowles plans to have the Jets leave for Oakland after practice Oct. 30, making no changes to the itinerary despite the cross-country flight.“We have to learn from our mistakes and clean up the little things, but if we linger on this game, then we’re going to get beat next week,” Bowles said. “Oakland played a heck of a ball game (Sunday). We know we have to move on. We know what kind of fight we have …”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

ISL: Modou Sougou strike helps Mumbai City FC edge past Chennaiyin FC 1-0

first_imgMumbai City FC rode on Modou Sougou’s 20th minute strike to register a shock 1-0 win over defending champions Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League match on Saturday.While it was Mumbai’s third win in the last four games, Chennaiyin slumped to a fifth defeat in six games this season to continue a surprisingly barren run. John Gregory’s men languish at the bottom of the table with a solitary point from a drawn game against Delhi Dynamos.The all-important goal came against the run of play when Rafael Bastos sent a through ball to Modou Sougou. The Senegalese player got inside the box and shot with his left foot but Chennaiyin goalie Karanjit Singh made a good stop but he got a second chance and didn’t miss this time. He slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to the far corner to make sure that Mumbai’s first shot was on target..@MumbaiCityFC’s solid performance saw them register a win and collect all three points against @ChennaiyinFC, courtesy of a brilliant goal from @papesougou!More videos: #LetsFootball #HeroISL #FanBannaPadega #CHEMUM Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 3, 2018Chennaiyin had made a good start to the game and they were spurred into action by the Sougou strike but their attempts to level the score didn’t materialise. They kept attacking and putting in the crosses but a goal continued to elude them. The Mumbai defence held firm under sustained pressure as Andrea Orlandi was in the thick of things.advertisementMumbai City goalkeeper Amrinder Singh kept the CFC strikers at bay with some crucial saves including one when Isaac Vanmalsawma took a corner with Orlandi waiting to pounce on the ball.In the 41st minute, Orlandi had a chance as he got past a few defenders and headed inside the box and attempted to get past Subhasish Bose. Orlandi was down and appealed for a penalty, which was turned down by the referee.In the second half, the home side played with great resolve but the Mumbai City FC defence held firm under pressure to secure three important points.As Chennaiyin pressed for the equaliser, Nelson was in the thick of action, pushing forward in the 70th minute but Anirudh Thapa shot wide. A minute later, he put Germanpreet Singh through but the shot was blocked by the Mumbai custodian.In the 57th minute, Mumbai had an opportunity to double the lead. Arnold Issoko sent a lovely ball through to Sougou but his attempt was foiled by Eli Sabia.Paulo Machado was crucial for @MumbaiCityFC, pulling all the strings from the middle of the park and ensuring they pick up all three points. He is the Hero of the Match.#HeroISL #LetsFootball #CHEMUM #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 3, 2018Gregory brought on Jeje Lalpheklua late in the second half in the hope of bringing some pep into the attack but the Mumbai defenders were steadfast in their job of holding off any rival attacks.The Mumbai team has moved up to fifth spot with this win, which should make the coach Jorge Costa happy.last_img read more


first_imgPaintings, drawings and sculptures by several local area artists are now on display at the Sioux City Art Center.Curator Todd Behrens says the exhibition is titled “ARTcetera ’19”Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………for our auction event. :18Behrens says the live and silent auction consists of more than fifty original artworks, and the funds that are raised support the educational and exhibition programs at the Art Center:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………in your homes. ;17You can view the art and pick up a catalog at the Art Center in advance of the March 2nd auction and there’s even a “Buy it Now” price on each piece.Tickets to ARTcetera can be purchased at the Sioux City Art Center and on the Art Center’s website.last_img

Mbappe beats Man Utd’s Martial to top award

first_imgKylian Mbappé PSG star Mbappe beats Man Utd’s Martial to top award Robin Bairner 21:27 12/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe PSG Lille 091217 Getty Kylian Mbappé PSG Rennes v PSG West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United Manchester United Ligue 1 Premier League Anthony Martial The teenager received an early birthday present as he was named his country’s outstanding young footballer Kylian Mbappe has been named French Young Player of the Year by Telefoot, beating Anthony Martial and Maxime Lopez to the award.There were two panels of judges voting for the prize, with a panel of experts voting that Paris Saint-Germain prodigy as the country’s outstanding prospect, while the fans’ vote was claimed by Marseille midfielder Maxime Lopez, who is considered to be the club’s greatest prospect since Samir Nasri.Mbappe, though, collected the greatest aggregate number of points, beating Manchester United forward and fellow Monaco youth academy graduate Martial into second. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player It caps a stellar year for the Paris-born youngster, who will celebrate his 19th birthday on Wednesday.Le lauréat du 2e trophée Téléfoot du meilleur espoir français est…@KMbappe !Un grand bravo à lui ainsi qu’à tous les supporters de l’@OM_Officiel pour leur ferveur qui permet à @lopezmaxime1 d’être sur le podium !— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) December 17, 2017He was an integral member of the Monaco side that shocked Europe by reaching the Champions League semi-finals while beating out PSG to the Ligue 1 title, scoring 15 league goals and 26 overall for the Monegasques last term. Towards the end of the summer transfer window, he made a loan move to PSG, with a permanent deal expected to be finalised next summer for a fee of €160 million.Upon receiving the Telefoot Trophy, Mbappe told TF1 of his hopes of winning major trophies this season. “In the Champions League, I’m representing PSG, and France, because we’re the only French club left. What’s important now is qualifying past Real Madrid.“After that is the World Cup, of course. It’s the biggest competition for a footballer and I dream of being there.”last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of next 3 games with hamstring injury

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of next 3 games with hamstring injuryIndian pcer Bhuvneshwar Kumar pulled up his hamstring during India’s victory against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, possibly ruling him out for the next 2-3 matches of World Cup 2019advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ManchesterJune 17, 2019UPDATED: June 17, 2019 16:17 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar left the field after bowling just 16 deliveries (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSBhuvneshwar Kumar has pulled up his hamstring during India’s match vs Pakistan on SundayCaptain Virat Kohli believes that Kumar will miss the next 2-3 games of World Cup 2019Mohammed Shami could take Kumar’s place in the playing XIIndian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who suffered a hamstring injury against Pakistan, will be sidelined for a maximum of three games in the ongoing World Cup, skipper Virat Kohli has confirmed.Kumar injured his hamstring while bowling the fourth ball of his second over and had to walk off the field during Pakistan’s chase of 337 on Sunday. Upon leaving the field, he was examined by team physio Patrick Farhart and a decision was taken to keep him off the field, with Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya combining to fill for him.”Bhuvi’s case looks like a niggle, a case of slipping on the footmarks. It doesn’t look too serious at the moment and looks like he could recover in a couple of games from now, maximum of three games,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony after India thrashed Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) at the Old Trafford.The Indian skipper added that they will include Mohammad Shami who is raring to go.”He is going to be an important factor for us so hopefully he can recover in time. But we have Shami with us and it shouldn’t be much of a worry for us. Even Bhuvi doesn’t think his niggle is too bad and that time would heal it,” he added.The injury to Bhuvneshwar comes after India lost opener Shikhar Dhawan to a hairline fracture because of which he has also been sidelined for a few games.Meanwhile, Kohli praised Rohit Sharma, who scored a brilliant 140 and helped India post 336/5 in their full quota of 50 overs. “Rohit’s knock was outstanding today. He again showed today why he is such a good ODI player.”advertisementHe was also full of praise for left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who picked up two wickets of set Pakistani batters Babar Azam (48) and Fakhar Zaman (62) and confirmed India’s seventh victory over Pakistan in World Cups.”Kuldeep Yadav was brilliant. Those guys were only trying to play him out. A longer spell helped in that situation and he was getting into rhythm. They were thinking that he would go out of the attack sooner rather than later,” said Kohli.”That ball to dismiss Babar was just outstanding with the drift, the turn and just beating the batsman batting so well. This is the best he has been bowling since coming to England and, him confident with Chahal, is going to be an important factor for us in the tournament,” he added.Asked why India-Pakistan games have not lived up to hype in the recent times, the Indian skipper said, “I think they outplayed us in the Champions Trophy 2017 final. But if you focus on this game as too emotional, things can go wrong. We never approach them (the India-Pakistan game) from that perspective. We are professional about it and the result is what that matters.”India, standing pretty at the third spot with seven points from four games, will next face Afghanistan on June 22 in Southampton.Also Read | Kuch fitness nai, kuch nai: Pakistan fans blame burger for defeat to IndiaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan lost but Pakistani Twitter had us in splitsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow Virat Kohli Nextlast_img read more

Health Care Services Expanded at Cobequid Health Centre

first_imgThe province is expanding health care services at the Cobequid Community Health Centre in Sackville so 10,000 Nova Scotians will receive better patient care with extended hours and an expanded medical/surgical clinic. Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald announced a $1.5-million investment today, Oct. 27, as part of the Better Care Sooner emergency health care plan. The centre will have new hours (from 7 a.m. to midnight) as well as an expanded clinic that gives patients who require follow-up services access to a doctor and tests the same day or next day. The expansion will help to address emergency department overcrowding and long waits to see doctors. The type of care provided at the clinic, such as transfusions, minor procedures and dressing changes, is less urgent. Patients needing follow-up care will to go directly to the clinic rather than stay in the emergency department. Early next year, the clinic, now open just three hours each weekday, will be open eight hours, five days a week. “As part of Better Care Sooner, we are expanding the hours for Cobequid Community Health Centre to improve patient care and access,” said Ms. MacDonald. “The demand for care here has risen and this is the next logical step for the communities and Nova Scotians who rely on this centre for safe, quality care.” Ellery Oicle has been a patient at the emergency department and used other services at the Cobequid Community Health Centre. “This facility and its staff and services are an important part of our community,” Mr. Oicle said. “I’m pleased to know that when I need it, there will be even more opportunity to be cared for here with the additional hours for the emergency department and day clinic.” Capital Health consulted with the community, family physicians and specialists and predicts the extended hours and new services will allow the centre to see 10,400 more patients per year. “The expansion of the medical/surgical day clinic to eight hours daily will have a significant impact on citizens of Bedford, Fall River, Sackville and surrounding areas as it will allow delivery of care closer to home,” said Dr. Michael Clory, site chief, Cobequid Community Health Centre emergency department. “Follow-up care from multiple disciplines that today have to be delivered at Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre clinics will, if appropriate, be provided at Cobequid Community Health Centre.” For more information on the province’s Better Care Sooner plan, visit .last_img read more

A Dogs Way Home rolls film in downtown Hope

first_img Twitter Facebook When Singularity Productions came to Hope on November 29th, most community residents lauded the production company and its approach to capturing those exterior shots that are so critical to any film.Of course, there was the influx of large equipment trucks and other vehicles but they were, for the most part, kept away from the street by parking them at the CE Barry School parking lot. The production company also went to great lengths to keep the community informed of their actions and also made special allowances to ensure that both vehicular and pedestrian traffic were only minimally affected.“We’re aware that a movie can be disruptive, particularly in a smaller town like Hope, but we were very much aware of the fact that we have to be considerate of the needs of the community and responsive to any complaints,” said Kirk Johns, location manager for Singularity Productions. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement “But the people here have been so wonderful that it’s been a great experience over all.”READ MORElast_img read more

AI is music to recording industrys ears for recouping song royalties

first_imgSOCAN COO Jeff King, left, walks with CEO Eric Baptiste in company’s Toronto office, on Dec. 15. Mr. King says AI can help the group find talent by scanning social media. GALIT RODAN/THE GLOBE AND MAIL Advertisement Advertisement Nearly 20 years after file sharing upended the recorded music industry, Canadian musicians are looking to digital technology in a bid to recoup money they’ve long been leaving on the table.SOCAN and Re:Sound – two Canadian licensing agencies that collect that money for musicians – spent 2017 building world-leading partnerships that will help them better scan audio and video content online and on the radio, ensuring copyright holders are making as much money as possible while keeping an eye out for future stars, too.Musicians and the companies that invest in them are entitled to royalty payments when their music is played in public or – crucially – online, which is happening more than ever. Historically, royalty collection has been like fishing with a thousand rods, each requiring manual effort to pull in a few bucks from innumerable sources such as radio, TV, concerts, cafés and, more recently, on the internet. Now, the agencies that collect that money for musicians are investing in technology that works more like trawlers: hauling in more royalties, more efficiently. Facebook Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: But finding song placements in order to license them – whether they’re in the background of a cat video or an amateur singer covering Drake – is a growing challenge. Even collecting money from traditional media sources, such as radio, can be a cumbersome, imperfect task. Twitterlast_img read more

RBI governor meets Arun Jaitley ahead of monetary policy

first_imgNew Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das Monday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, and is believed to have discussed the current economic situation, ahead of the first bi-monthly monetary policy for 2019-20. The meeting of the six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to decide on the first bi-monthly policy statement for 2019-20 will be held from April 2 to 4. The policy will be announced on April 4. “It was a courtesy meeting, there is a tradition of RBI Governor meeting the Finance Minister before monetary policy, so it is part of that,” Das told reporter after the meeting. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal The bi-monthly policy assumes significance as it will be announced just a week before the commencement of the seven-phase general elections beginning April 11. According to sources, economic issues were discussed during the meeting. While the RBI cut the interest rate in its February monetary policy after a gap of 18 months, industry has started clamouring for another rate cut as retail inflation is below the RBI’s benchmark of 4 per cent and need for boosting growth is pressing. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Retail inflation inched up to a four-month high of 2.57 per cent in February, though it is still below the RBI’s benchmark, raising hopes of another round of rate cut to boost industrial growth, which slipped to 1.7 per cent on account of manufacturing sector slowdown. The central bank had reduced the key lending rate (repo) by 25 basis points in February to 6.25 per cent. Following the RBI rate cut, many banks announced up to 10 basis point reduction in their lending rates. However, there have also been complaints that banks do not pass on the entire benefit of policy rate cut to borrowers. Last month, the governor had held meeting with top officials of public and private sector banks to discuss rate transmission and persuade them to pass on the benefit of lower interest rates to the consumers.last_img read more

As UN marks Buddhist holiday Ban pays tribute to the victims of

“I extend special greetings to the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, a country that was instrumental in leading the United Nations General Assembly to designate this observance. I hope that the Nepalese people observing this holiday amid the rubble are able to take some measure of comfort from its message of human solidarity”, Mr. Ban said.The General Assembly, in 1999, recognized internationally the Day of Vesak, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha, and is celebrated by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.The spirit of Vesak can help to animate a global response to the challenges of our day, noted the Secretary-General. “As the United Nations works for the adoption this year of a set of new sustainable development goals and a meaningful new agreement on climate change”, he added, “the Lord Buddha’s observation that all peoples are interconnected reminds us of the importance of uniting as one human family resolved to address our shared struggles based on common values.”That is why the head of the Organization asked members and leaders of all faith communities to join the UN in responding to the recent dangerous and destabilizing rise of violent extremism. “Toward that end, we recently welcomed eminent figures from the world’s major religions to two days of meetings at the United Nations on promoting tolerance and reconciliation”, he said, referring to a thematic debate of the General Assembly that took place on 21 and 22 April. read more

Commentary Being a Buckeye is more than wins or losses

Redshirt-senior safety C.J. Barnett (4) stands with his teammates at the end of the game against Michigan Nov. 30 during ‘Carmen Ohio.’ OSU won, 42-41. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorBuckeye Nation likes to win. And with a football team that was 24-0 until just before midnight Saturday, it didn’t even remember what losing felt like.Ohio State fell to Michigan State in its first-ever Big Ten Championship appearance, 24-34.Twitter exploded, High Street bars cleared out, legitimate tears fell. Friends hugged one another, while the carefree kept drinking in anger, or maybe protest, and the sullen made their way home for the night.But there was more than just anger and tears in Buckeye Nation Saturday night, because Buckeyes aren’t just winners, they’re resilient, and they’re grateful.Woven in between statuses and tweets of mourning were words of thanks.Students thanked the team for a spectacular season, for a wild ride of being undefeated. They talked of what being a Buckeye is about, which is more than winning football games. And that’s the thing — as Buckeyes, we attend the greatest school in the country, and just about everyone you meet here firmly believes it.Being a Buckeye is singing “Carmen Ohio” with your arms wrapped tight around your best friends’ waists. It’s joining student organizations that shape you into new people and bring you pride. It’s walking across the Oval and passing friends unexpectedly, and leaving with a smile on your face. It’s having a test the next day but choosing to meet your friends at Chumley’s anyway without a second thought.It’s all-night study sessions, Buck-I-SERV trips, having friends in your classes and impromptu snowball fights. It’s jumping in Mirror Lake no matter the weather. It’s making new friends and wondering how you ever got along without them.Being a Buckeye is yelling “O-H” in public, no matter the state or country, and receiving an “I-O” in return. It’s being accepted as you are. It’s finding your passion and having the tools to pursue it.It’s opportunities that just don’t exist anywhere else.So were there discouraging statuses clogging my newsfeed about how OSU played “the worst possible quarter it could play?” Yes. But the ones I saw were overwhelmingly from outsiders to this great school. And as a student, seeing those posters who don’t attend OSU is frustrating, because they don’t understand what being a Buckeye is all about.But from members of Buckeye Nation, I was proud to see a different collective sentiment. Some were sad, in mourning, experiencing the loss personally. Yes, a few were angry, mostly from not knowing another way to react to the gut-punch that is one’s first loss in two seasons. But many praised the team on its season or described the reasons they still love being a Buckeye.Because at OSU, we expect to win. But we still stand together when we don’t. read more

Wrestling Ohio State defeats Arizona State 3112 in homeopening dual meet

Ohio State redshirt senior wrestler Bo Jordan battles Arizona State sophomore Zahid Valencia during a dual meet on Nov. 12. The Buckeyes won 31-12, but Jordan lost the match. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorNo. 2 Ohio State rode multiple late victories to a 31-12 win over No. 11 Arizona State in its first home dual meet of the season Sunday. In what many considered the day’s main event, fourth-ranked 174-pounder Ohio State redshirt senior Bo Jordan took on top-ranked redshirt sophomore Zahid Valencia.Valencia defeated Jordan by a 9-4 decision. Two takedowns in the first period gave Valencia an early lead that he did not relinquish. Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan was impressed with the performance of Arizona State’s top wrestler. “Valencia, at Bo’s weight, wrestled a fantastic match today,” Ryan said. “Credit to Valencia, he did a nice job. We had a couple chances to score and didn’t, he had some chances and did.”Ohio State senior heavyweight wrestler Kyle Snyder poses after winning a match against Arizona State on Nov. 12. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe last two matches of the day did not transpire as expected. At 197 pounds, Arizona State elected not to send a wrestler out and forfeited the match to top-ranked Ohio State redshirt sophomore Kollin Moore. Zeke Jones, head coach of the Sun Devils, then sent out redshirt junior Austyn Harris, who was listed at 197 pounds, to face Ohio State senior heavyweight Kyle Snyder. Snyder was expected to wrestle fourth-ranked heavyweight Tanner Hall. Snyder racked up takedowns against the lighter Harris and led 22-9 at the end of the second period with 3:15 of riding time. Snyder ended the match with a pin at the 6:17 mark to finish the day for Ohio State. It is not the first time that opposing teams have made interesting decisions with Snyder coming up in the lineup. “I remember my senior year of high school it was like a similar deal where people would switch up their lineup because of where I was on the team,” Snyder said. “I want to continue to be so dominant that teams have to do that.” Ohio State junior Te’Shan Campbell impressed in his first home dual meet match as a Buckeye. Coming into the match ranked No. 7  at 165 pounds, the transfer from Pittsburgh won a 14-0 decision against sixth-ranked redshirt sophomore Anthony Valencia. Ten of Campbell’s points came from near falls while he registered 1:41 of riding time. “I watched a lot of film on him wrestling and the match that we had last year and just knew that there was an opportunity for me to break away and score on top,” Campbell said.  Ohio State redshirt junior Micah Jordan suffered what was a bit of a surprising loss to 13th-ranked redshirt sophomore Josh Maruca. Fifth-ranked Jordan registered two very early takedowns before surrendering two to Shields. A late takedown using Jordan’s wrapped leg and knee gave Shields the insurance points for victory. In the 149-pound class, 11th-ranked redshirt sophomore Ke-Shawn Hayes defeated Arizona State’s Josh Maruca by a 6-3 decision. Sunday was the first time that Hayes had a chance to compete in front of a Columbus crowd after suffering an injury last season. “It’s nice to wrestle in front of the home fans,” Hayes said. “I’ve only been on the sidelines watching that before. The atmosphere was electric. It was great to be out there.” The first match of the day at 125 pounds ended in a fall in the third period. Ohio State freshman Brakan Mead fell 6-0 to seventh-ranked redshirt junior Ryan Millhof. The match was Mead’s first in dual-meet competition with the Buckeyes since replacing All-American Nate Tomasello, who is out with a knee injury. Ohio State junior wrestler Myles Martin faces off against Arizona State’s Kordell Norfleet. Martin won the match and the Buckeyes won the meet 31-12 on Nov. 12. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | SportsSecond-ranked junior Myles Martin earned the first pin of the day at 184 pounds and put the Buckeyes back into the scoring column after Bo Jordan’s loss. Martin pinned Arizona State freshman Kordell Norfleet at the 4:31 mark after a pair of early takedowns. Two early takedowns powered  sixth-ranked junior Joey McKenna past Arizona State freshman Cory Crooks in a 6-1 decision at 141 pounds. The match was McKenna’s first as a Buckeye after transferring from Stanford in the offseason. Sophomore Luke Pletcher, who is ranked No. 10, brought the crowd to its feet early in the meet when his 133-pound match with senior Sun Devil Ali Naser went to extra time. Pletcher’s 7-5 sudden victory decision win came thanks to a takedown with only four seconds remaining. Prior to the Buckeyes’ dual meet with Arizona State, two banners were dropped at St. John Arena in honor of a pair of accomplishments during the 2016-2017 season. Snyder’s national championship from last season was recognized along with the team’s Big Ten championship. The Buckeye wrestlers will continue their season Nov. 21 when they welcome Cleveland State and Kent State to Columbus for the 2017 Thanksgiving Throwdown. read more

Man arrested in connection with Kevin Kearney murder released

first_imgTHE PSNI HAS unconditionally released a 44 year old man who was arrested by detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Kevin Kearney.Kearney, a 46-year-old father of four was found in a lake in Alexandra Park last week. He was shot just after bringing his daughter to school.Police described the killing as cold-blooded and a group identifying themselves as “the IRA” claimed responsibility for the shooting the following day.On Tuesday police returned to the scene of the crime with an actor resembling Kearney. They hoped to jog the memory of witnesses who may have been in the park at the time.Kearney’s brother Martin appealed for help in catching his brother’s killers. He said that Kevin’s family were “destroyed” by his murder.“It has torn us apart. We are devastated,” he said.Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at the Incident Room in Musgrave Street police station on 0845 600 8000.Read: Police return to Kevin Kearney crime scene with actor resembling the victimlast_img read more

Retail Xbox One console leaks random kid records unboxing video

first_imgThere’s still six weeks until the Xbox One officially launches, but Microsoft has been manufacturing the console for a while now. Major Nelson proved that by sharing a couple of images early last month showing pallets of the next-gen machine waiting to ship out to retailers.But if the retail version of the console is being stock piled across the US and Europe, there’s every chance one or two may disappear unnoticed, and that seems to be exactly what has happened.In the video below, a random kid seems to have got his hands on a retail machine and decided to create a makeshift unboxing video, albeit with the Xbox One already unboxed. His explanation as to how he managed to get the machine: “I got it today because of reasons.”The video seems to show a real Xbox One along with controller, Kinect, and all the required cables. So how did Microsoft allow this to happen, or was it planned?There’s every chance this is just a clever marketing campaign by Microsoft. What better way to get people watching a video and thinking about the Xbox One than pretending to leak one to a random kid?If it isn’t an official marketing video you can bet Microsoft is now scrambling to find out how this happened. I also hope for the kid’s sake he doesn’t hook up the console and attempt to connect to the Internet. As soon as he does he may find the console gets remotely bricked and someone arriving shortly afterwards to reclaim the machine.last_img read more

Baleines la France condamne à son tour la reprise de la chasse

first_imgBaleines : la France condamne à son tour la reprise de la chasse en AntarctiqueA l’instar des Etats-Unis, qui a publié en début de semaine une déclaration commune avec l’Australie, la Nouvelle-Zélande et les Pays-Bas, la France a condamné la reprise de la chasse à la baleine en Antarctique par les pêcheurs japonais. Paris appelle le pays à renoncer à sa campagne de chasse annuelle.Quelques jours après la publication d’une déclaration commune des Etats-Unis, de l’Australie, de la Nouvelle-Zélande et des Pays-Bas, la France condamne à son tour le départ des baleiniers japonais vers l’Antarctique pour leur campagne annuelle de chasse des cétacés. À lire aussiLes images d’un incroyable phénomène sous-marin aperçu sous l’Antarctique (Vidéo)Dans un communiqué publié par le ministère des Affaires étrangères, Paris déplore la reprise de la pêche à la baleine “en dépit du moratoire adopté par la Commission baleinière internationale en 1982 et qui s’applique depuis 1986 à l’égard du Japon”. L’archipel nippon est autorisé à mener cette campagne car elle est déclarée comme étant réalisée à des fins de recherche scientifique. Mais pour les pays et associations défenseurs des cétacés, cette chasse n’est rien d’autre qu’une pêche commerciale déguisée. “Cette pratique de chasse scientifique intervient en dehors du contrôle de la Commission Baleinière Internationale et que la majorité des recherches modernes peuvent se conduire sans la mise à mort des cétacés” souligne le ministère. “Fidèle à son positionnement en faveur d’une stricte protection des baleines”, la France appelle alors le Japon à cesser “ces opérations de chasse à grande échelle au sein du cadre général défini par la CBI, organe multilatéral, acteur de la gestion et de la protection des cétacés depuis l’entrée en vigueur du moratoire sur la chasse commerciale et l’instauration du sanctuaire de l’océan Austral” en 1994. “Nous exprimons le vœu d’une évolution du Japon au sein de cette organisation” conclut le communiqué. Le 16 décembre 2011 à 17:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Déforestation WWF accuse le papetier APP de ne pas tenir ses promesses

first_imgDéforestation : WWF accuse le papetier APP de ne pas tenir ses promessesLe papetier indonésien Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), qui appartient au groupe Sinar Mas, s’était engagé à préserver l’environnement, et tout particulièrement un sanctuaire de tigres à Sumatra. Mais d’après le WWF, loin de tenir cette promesse, le groupe continue les coupes à blanc dans des forêts naturelles, notamment dans l’habitat des éléphants, des tigres et des orangs-outangs.Une enquête menée par Eyes On the Forest, une coalition d’associations de protection de l’environnement dont fait partie le WWF, dénonce les promesses non tenues du géant du papier indonésien APP. “Une entreprise responsable ? De la foutaise !” s’insurge l’ONG. La société, appartenant au groupe Sinar Mas s’est targuée à de nombreuses reprises cette année d’agir en faveur de la préservation de l’environnement dans le sanctuaire du tigre Senepis.Mais en réalité, “les coupes à blanc des forêts effectuées par APP, notamment dans l’habitat des éléphants, tigres et orangs-outangs, ainsi que les immenses impacts du changement climatiques dus au drainage des tourbières pour établir des plantations à essences rapides, sont complètement contraire à l’image environnementalement responsable que se donne l’entreprise dans sa dernière campagne médiatique”, déplore le WWF après la publication de ce rapport baptisé “La vérité derrière le greenwashing d’APP”.L’entreprise s’était engagée à n’utiliser que du bois issu de plantations, et à ne plus se fournir en bois de forêts naturelles. Mais il n’a jamais atteint ses objectifs. “Le WWF pense qu’APP, à la vue de ses pratiques passées et de ses capacités de production ne tiendra pas non plus son nouvel engagement pour 2015 comme ce fut le cas précédemment” affirme l’association. Des analyses satellites réalisées entre juin et octobre derniers ont mis au jour les pratiques d’un fournisseur d’APP, PT Ruas Utama Jaya, réalisant des coupes rases de forêts à l’intérieur du sanctuaire du tigre de Senepis.Le WWF appelle à ne plus faire affaire avec APPÀ lire aussiLes tamanoirs, des animaux plus dangereux qu’ils n’en ont l’air”Ceci est une preuve claire que les publicités publiées mondialement par APP affirmant que l’entreprise protège le tigre de Sumatra sont totalement exagérées”, déplore Anwar Purwoto, le responsable forêt du WWF Indonésie.L’association rappelle que le papetier s’était vivement opposé à la création du sanctuaire, craignant de la voir empiéter sur des zones qu’il convoitait pour son exploitation. Le WWF appelle alors les acheteurs et investisseurs à “ne plus soutenir les activités d’APP conduisant à la destruction des forêts tropicales et de l’habitat des derniers tigres de Sumatra”.Le 16 décembre 2011 à 09:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Sterling praises Sanchos work ethic

first_imgRaheem Sterling paid tribute to Jadon Sancho’s work ethic and insists he’s unsurprised on how quickly the teenager’s adapted at EnglandThe 18-year-old winger made his international debut for the senior England team in Friday’s goalless draw at Croatia by replacing Sterling for the final 12 minutes.Despite the short amount of time on the pitch, Sancho left observers impressed with his seamlessly transition into the Three Lions squad.But Sterling, who trained alongside the youngster at City before his switch to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund, insists that it is of no surprise to him.“He is a really good talent and someone I’ve thought highly of since the first time I saw him at Manchester City when he was training with us in pre-season,” said Sterling, according to the Irish Mirror.“I thought highly of him – his work ethic and what he does with the ball. I know him really well and he’s someone that is really modest but when he’s on the field he wants to express his ability.”Sterling also backed Sancho’s shock decision to leave for Germany last year.“For someone so young to back themselves to go abroad is a credit to them,” he added.“To go abroad so young and back yourself, that shows a lot about the person. He could have taken the easy route and stayed at City but he saw himself developing better.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“That’s what it’s about in football – you have to judge your own situation and he did that perfectly and all credit to him.“He has knuckled down in Germany and, when you’re that age, it’s probably something you need. To have that seclusion and be by yourself a bit and to concentrate solely on football. I’m really happy for him.”After Friday’s match, the England squad had a break at the team hotel with Sterling and Sancho getting involved in a video game showdown between Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.Playing as Juventus, Sancho led the Italian side to a 3-1 win over Sterling’s PSG – which the latter certainly didn’t enjoy come the full-time whistle.We all know that friend 👋😂🤣#Sterling #Sancho #FIFA #FIFA19[🎥IG/sanchooo104]— Xtra Minute (@XtraminuteTV) October 14, 2018last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Thursday July 13 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprnListen nowNew health care bill has ‘caribou kickback’ for AlaskaLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The latest version of the health care bill in the U.S. Senate has a special carve out to help Alaska’s individual insurance market. The bill, revealed today, would send several hundred million dollars a year to any state with extra high premiums. As it’s defined now, that’s only Alaska.No progress made on oil and gas tax credits as special session end loomsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Senate and House didn’t make any public progress on oil and gas tax legislation through mid-afternoon today. They haven’t agreed on how to replace the state system allowing companies to receive tax credits, and they only have two more days in the special session.Fast times and fat wallets – how Alaska got its pipelineElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe trans-Alaska pipeline was the largest privately-funded construction project in the world, built across the biggest U.S. state and faced with unprecedented natural obstacles. It came with an $8 billion price tag, but true costs and benefits of the pipeline are still being calculated.Washington man admits he scammed millions out of Dillingham victimsDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamOn Wednesday, Floyd Jay Mann, 55, from Puyallup, WA, pleaded guilty to all counts against him in the case of a massive scam of money out of more than a dozen people, mostly from Dillingham.Anchorage officials look into connections between drug addiction and property crimeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOfficials in Anchorage want to know if drug addiction is driving a rise in property crime.Recalled Anchorage teacher relieved to be back in the classroomJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLast month, we brought you a story about a pair of teachers whose classroom was left in limbo after one received a layoff notice from the Anchorage School District, while the state grappled with funding cuts. But, since lawmakers opted against dramatic education cuts, pink slipped teachers have been called back to their jobs. We caught back up with one educator about the impacts of her experience and the relief knowing she’ll be reunited with her teaching partner in the fall.last_img read more