Ilie Nastase not welcome at Wimbledon this year, say organisers

first_imgFormer Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be welcome at this year’s Wimbledon championships and could be stopped at the gate if he tries to attend, organisers said on Wednesday.The 70-year-old former French and U.S. Open champion is provisionally banned from all International Tennis Federation (ITF) events after hurling allegedly racist and sexist comments during Romania’s Fed Cup tie with Britain last month.All England Club chairman Philip Brook said he “condemned” the behaviour of two-time Wimbledon runner-up Nastase.”In terms of an invitation to the Royal Box, he won’t receive one this year,” Brook said at the club’s spring news conference.Club chief executive Richard Lewis went further, saying Nastase “could be stopped at the gate” if he tried to enter the grounds with a ticket.Romanian Fed Cup captain Nastase, who courted controversy throughout his career, was booted out of his country’s tie with Britain for “unsportsmanlike” behaviour.The singles rubber between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Sorana Cirstea was briefly suspended after remarks made by Nastase to Konta and Britain’s captain Anne Keothavong.Nastase had already run into trouble during the World Group II playoff tie in Constanta, after allegedly making a derogatory comment about American great Serena Williams’s unborn child.last_img read more

Gill back for Round 5 of Indian National Rally Cship

first_imgZiro (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 21 (PTI) Three-time APRC champion Gaurav Gill aims to reassert his supremacy as Round 5 of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship, the Rally of Arunachal, got underway here today.Gill, who missed Round 4 of the INRC in Chikmagalur as it was held simultaneously with the APRC, is still ahead with 50 points after winning the rounds in Coimbatore and Jaipur.But INRC 3 leader Dean Mascarenhas and defending champion Karna Kadur are snapping at his heels with 45 and 43 points respectively.He will have to be at his fiercest best here in Ziro, which will be making its debut as hosts in the picturesque backdrop of Arunachals majestic mountains, as he sets his eyes on his fifth title in INRC.”We welcome Arunachal Pradesh into the INRC fold,” Arindam Ghosh, Director of RRPM and promoter of the MRF FMSCI INRC 2017, said at a press interaction just after the ceremonial start.”This is a wonderful backdrop for rallying and I am sure all the participants are going to enjoy driving here,” he added.”Its a big step for us to host the Rally of Arunachal,” Lhakpa Tsering of the Motorsports Club of Arunachal said. “Motorsports is fast becoming a very popular sport in the North-East and this is a good boost for al the young enthusiasts,” he added.The Team Mahindra Adventure driver, Gill, will be accompanied by his long-time navigator Musa Sherif as they grapple with the 149.70-kilometre distance, including 72 in special stages and 77.70 in liaison.Dean Mascarenhas and co-driver Shruptha Padival have been consistent through the season, taking the fourth, second and third positions in the earlier rounds of the INRC.advertisementIn his own class, the INRC 3, the pair has been unbeatable, winning all the three rounds for a solid 75 points.Second-placed Saddam Shaikh is way behind with 36 points to pose any sort of a real challenge.ARKA motorsports Karna and Nikhil Pai are back in the fray, despite a non-finish in Round 3, the Rally of Jaipur. They clinched the top position in Round 4, the Rally of Chikmagalur, in the absence of Gill and will hope to push the champion to the edge.Karna yielded his pre-eminent position in the INRC 2 class to Rahul Kanthraj and Vivek Y Bhatt, who have managed a 2, 1, 2 finish so far. He is fourth in the INRC standings with 37 points.Gills teammate in Mahindra Adventure, Amittrajit Ghosh, will rue the missed opportunity in the Rally of Chikmagalur. He was in the game with a third place and a fifth-place finish in the initial two rounds. But in Round 4, his car let him down even as he was leading the pack, forcing him to return empty-handed. PTI KHS KHSlast_img read more

Mind to Host Policy Forum January 18

first_img The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) will host its first Policy Forum for 2019 on Friday, January 18, under the theme ‘Remove, Reduce, Recycle: An Imperative for Sustaining a Healthy Natural Environment’, at its Kingston Campus, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Story Highlights Director, Business Development and Communication at MIND, Marlene Campbell, said the forum is in support of the fourth National Goal of Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan, ‘Jamaica has a healthy natural environment’, and in particular, National Outcome 1, which focuses on Sustainable Management and Use of Environmental and Natural Resources. The Management Institute for National Development (MIND) will host its first Policy Forum for 2019 on Friday, January 18, under the theme ‘Remove, Reduce, Recycle: An Imperative for Sustaining a Healthy Natural Environment’, at its Kingston Campus, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.Director, Business Development and Communication at MIND, Marlene Campbell, said the forum is in support of the fourth National Goal of Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan, ‘Jamaica has a healthy natural environment’, and in particular, National Outcome 1, which focuses on Sustainable Management and Use of Environmental and Natural Resources.“As an agency within the Government of Jamaica, MIND must support the various policies and programmes. Therefore, in light of the ban on single-use plastic bags, polystyrene foam and straws, which came into effect on January 1, it is only fitting that we do our part in supporting the call for a healthy natural environment,” Mrs. Campbell told JIS News.Presenters at the forum will be Chief Executive Officer of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA), Peter Knight; and Community Relations Manager at the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), Rachel Reid.Mrs. Campbell said the overarching purpose of the forum is to help promote the National Policy on Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that was developed in keeping with the Government’s commitment to improve environmental performance and the development of the green economy.The MIND quarterly forums provide an excellent and strategic opportunity for leaders in the public sector, private sector, the academic community and representatives from other sector organisations and civil society, to interface and exchange information on issues of national, regional and global importance.According to Mrs. Campbell, MIND will continue to support the national vision, to improve impact and public-sector appreciation and cooperation, and provide a mechanism for information transfer and knowledge creation among public-sector and other stakeholders. “As an agency within the Government of Jamaica, MIND must support the various policies and programmes. Therefore, in light of the ban on single-use plastic bags, polystyrene foam and straws, which came into effect on January 1, it is only fitting that we do our part in supporting the call for a healthy natural environment,” Mrs. Campbell told JIS News.last_img read more

La Semaine de léducation met en vedette la vie saine

first_imgSandra Kelly a tout fait pour inciter ses élèves à faire de l’activité physique et à se maintenir en forme, que ce soit dessiner des cases sur le sol pour jouer à la marelle ou organiser des défis de podomètres. La directrice de l’école élémentaire Seton a également encouragé les élèves à participer à des courses et des défis d’activité physique dans leur communauté, mis en oeuvre un programme de marche pour se rendre à l’école et s’est assurée que les distributrices automatiques de son école, située à North Sydney, offrent uniquement des boissons saines telles que les jus de fruits à 100 pour cent ou du lait. Mme Kelly prend au sérieux la santé des élèves, et elle n’est pas la seule. L’éducatrice chevronnée est l’une des 26 enseignants et partenaires en éducation qui seront honorés dans le cadre de la Semaine de l’éducation pour leurs efforts visant à promouvoir l’alimentation saine et l’activité physique dans leurs écoles. Cette année, le thème de la Semaine de l’éducation, qui a lieu du 23 au 29 avril, est « Partez du bon pied, vivez sainement ». « En réalité, les enfants qui sont en santé apprennent mieux et les écoles peuvent jouer un rôle important dans la promotion d’un style de vie sain et actif », a déclaré le ministre de l’Éducation, Jamie Muir. « De nombreux éducateurs comme Sandra Kelly, à l’échelle de la province, partent du bon pied et aident leurs élèves à améliorer leur qualité de vie en les encourageant à faire des choix plus sains. » On a rendu hommage aux candidats aujourd’hui, le 24 avril, au campus Akerley du Collège communautaire de la Nouvelle-Écosse, situé à Dartmouth. Mme Kelly affirme que le fait de susciter l’intérêt des élèves envers l’alimentation saine et l’activité physique fait partie de son travail. « Je crois que ça fait une différence. Nos élèves sont de plus en plus engagés et se concentrent davantage», dit-elle. Mme Kelly et son personnel ont utilisé plusieurs techniques pour mettre l’accent sur l’importance d’un style de vie sain. Le terrain de l’école a été agrémenté de jeux de marelle et de jeux de quatre carrés, des pauses-activités sont encouragées, et l’école a participé aux défis Fiddlers Run et Cape Breton The Lakes Active Healthy Living. L’une de ses approches novatrices a été l’utilisation de podomètres pour permettre aux élèves de faire compétition entre eux afin de déterminer qui aura marché le plus loin dans une semaine. L’école permet également aux élèves de manger des fruits ou d’autres aliments sains en classe. L’adoption et la promotion d’un style de vie sain a été un élément clé du plan Vie et apprentissage II, le plan du gouvernement provincial en matière d’éducation. Pendant l’année scolaire en cours, le ministère de l’Éducation et le ministère de la Promotion et de la Protection de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont élargi le programme d’études en santé et ont collaboré avec les conseils scolaires pour mettre en oeuvre des politiques d’alimentation saine. Du soutien a également été offert pour l’embauche d’enseignants qualifiés en éducation physique et pour augmenter la durée minimale des cours d’éducation physique. La Semaine de l’éducation, célébrée en Nouvelle-Écosse depuis les années 1930, est appuyée par cinq partenaires clés en éducation : le ministère de l’Éducation, le Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse, l’Association des conseils scolaires de la Nouvelle-Écosse, la Fédération des associations foyer-école de la Nouvelle-Écosse et la Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour la quatrième année consécutive, la Semaine de l’éducation est parrainée par la Teachers Plus Credit Union.last_img read more

Provincial police find seven missing people in northern Quebec

first_imgMONTREAL – Seven people who went missing while on a fishing expedition in a remote region of Quebec have been found safe, provincial police said Friday.They were located in a chalet where they had taken refuge because of storms.The seven, aboard two boats, left on a fishing trip on Lake Kachistasakaw on Thursday and were supposed to return in the evening.Police say an eighth person waiting for them on the shore contacted authorities on Friday to say they were missing.Police met with the man at their Radisson detachment and an operation was triggered.Authorities searched in an area more than 1,000 kilometres northwest of Montreal.A police helicopter, a rescue team and patrollers with boats based in Matagami were dispatched to the scene to help in the search.last_img read more

Lenny Kravitz Needs Your Help To End Preventable Child Deaths

first_imgLenny Kravitz – GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor – is urging people to join UNICEF to bring about an end to preventable child deaths.Video: Lenny Kravitz: Immunization – we can reach every last childAs many as 1.5 million children die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases.“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – an extremely ill child,” said Kravitz. “UNICEF’s goal is to make sure that 100 per cent of children are immunized against preventable diseases. Failing to reach every last child is unacceptable, especially when the cost of a vaccine is so little.”Kravitz took time from recording his new album to film Public Service Announcements (PSAs) around the importance of reaching every child with life-saving immunizations. It comes nearly one year after he lent his support to UNICEF’s efforts to save and improve the lives of millions of children by providing them with access to clean water and adequate sanitation. In addition to the PSAs, Kravitz will use his social media platforms to share UNICEF’s call for 100 per cent immunization.Despite immunization remaining one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions — a lifesaving immunization against measles costs less than one dollar — nearly 20 per cent of the world’s children are still not immunized.Children in remote areas and in impoverished communities are more likely to not be immunized against killer diseases. This effectively leaves these children unprotected against disability and death. Often times, immunization is a gateway to a healthier life for children of poor and isolated communities. Mass immunization campaigns allow for poor and isolated communities to receive other vital health services like insecticide-treated bed nets and nutritional supplements.“As the largest procurer of vaccines, UNICEF helps immunize more than one third of the world’s children,” said Jos Vandelaer, Chief of Immunization for UNICEF. “UNICEF is well positioned to deliver vaccinations to every last child, which is very important if we are ever to reach a day where 100 per cent of children are fully immunized.”Vaccines are responsible for eradicating smallpox and for preventing an estimated two to three million deaths each year from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough measles and polio. Fifty years ago, this disease was once one of the most feared diseases in the world. Anyone not immunized against the disease can contract polio, but children under five years of age are especially vulnerable. Timely immunization with today’s safe and effective oral vaccines is the most effective way to prevent infection. As a result, polio is now endemic in only three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.Source:UNICEFlast_img read more

Shia LaBeouf film BorgMcEnroe to open Toronto film fest

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Borg/McEnroe, starring Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason, will have its world premiere as the opening film of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. (Nordisk Film) Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img “The story of this nail-biter matchup changed the sport of tennis forever, and the outstanding performances from LaBeouf and Gudnason will be a spectacular way for Festival-goers to kick things off,” TIFF director and CEO Piers Handling said in a statement.Danish director Metz, whose 2010 Afghan war documentary  Armadillo earned the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, “brings that same tension to Borg/McEnroe,” added TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey.“The on-court scenes have the dynamism of a street battle, and the drama peels back layers from what we know about both players. This was more than a simple conflict pitting an icy European against an impulsive American. Audiences are in for one hell of a showdown.”Handling and Bailey unveiled a first batch of films slated for this year’s festival last week. Upcoming announcements will highlight Canadian selections and additional titles earmarked for the festival this fall.The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival runs September 7-17. A film revisiting an epic professional sports rivalry — between brash American star John McEnroe and Swedish legend Bjorn Borg — will kick off this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.TIFF Festival organizers announced Borg/McEnroe, directed by Janus Metz, as the opening film of this year’s edition.The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason and Stellan Skarsgard. Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

UN warns of more tension as Sudan and South Sudan maintain troops

6 October 2011Neither Sudan nor South Sudan have fulfilled their pledges to withdraw their forces from the disputed Abyei area, threatening a “serious deterioration” in tensions between migrating herders and displaced farmers returning to plant their crops, the United Nations warned today. “The mission’s best efforts cannot compensate for the progress urgently needed on the political track,” UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the Security Council, referring to the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), which was set up in June after violence broke out in the area, forcing some 110,000 people to flee.“The parties must therefore redouble their commitments to withdraw their armed forces, establish the joint administration and allow recovery and reconciliation efforts in Abyei to begin,” he said of the town and surrounding area located within Sudan but contested by South Sudan, which seceded from Sudan in July.A referendum on its status was to have been held last January, but never took place amid disagreement on voter eligibility and growing tensions between ethnic Misseriya pastoralist tribesmen and Ngok Dinka farmers over land rights.“The withdrawal is essential to facilitate the return of the displaced, create conditions for a peaceful Misseriya migration and build confidence among the parties,” Mr. Ladsous stressed. “It could become a potential source of serious tensions in the Abyei Area if armed forces remain in place and the Ngok Dinka IDPs [internally displaced persons] are unable to return before the end of the planting season, which has already begun.”Under a June agreement between Sudan and South Sudan before its official independence, all armed forces were to be withdrawn and UNISFA – with a mandated strength of 4,250 troops and police – was to provide the sole military presence in Abyei. The two sides later agreed to pull all their forces back by 30 September.“Unfortunately, as of today, UNISFA has not observed significant progress on the withdrawal,” Mr. Ladsous said, urging the Council to engage the parties to fulfil their pledges “in order to prevent a serious deterioration of the situation in the coming months.”He cited media reports quoting a Sudanese military spokesperson as stating that Sudanese troops will remain in Abyei until UNISFA is fully deployed, while South Sudan has accused Sudan of retaining its troops to prevent the return of the IDPs.Recalling fighting in the area in May, he voiced particular concern that the upcoming seasonal migration would be more sensitive now and a test of the relationship between the two countries.UNISFA currently has 1,780 troops on the ground and hopes to field a further 900 before the end of this month ahead of the latest Misseriya migration.South Sudan’s Acting Permanent Representative David Buom Choat told the Council that his country had withdrawn from the Abyei area and redeployed to Warrap state, but that Sudanese troops had not withdrawn.“We respectfully request the Council to set a deadline for this withdrawal and to hold whoever violates the deadline accountable,” he said, adding that South Sudan is ready to continue serious negotiations with its northern neighbour on all outstanding issues.Sudan’s representative Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman reiterated that his country’s troops would not stay in Abyei ad infinitum but he said withdrawal should be organized in conjunction with the deployment of UNISFA so as not to create a security vacuum.Additionally, the current rainy season constituted an obstacle to the movement of vehicles, creating delays over which his Government had no control, he told the Council, pledging his Government’s resolve to settle all pending matters through dialogue.Turning to a proposal by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to amend the mission’s mandate to allow it to support monitoring and implementation of the parties’ security commitments along their 2,100-kilometre border, Mr. Ladsous said UNISFA could achieve this within its existing mandated troop strength, but would require more air assets, including four utility helicopters and two specialized reconnaissance fixed-wing aircraft. read more

TSX advances but gold stocks drag

The Toronto stock market was slightly higher on Thursday, held back by gold stocks that fell alongside bullion prices following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s latest move and data showing strong U.S. economic growth.The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 28.73 points to 13,671.95 while the Canadian dollar dipped 0.01 of a cent to 89.45 cents U.S.New York indexes registered solid advances amid data showing U.S. growth coming in at an annualized rate of 3.2 per cent, slightly lower than the 4.1 per cent rate in the July-September period. But for all of 2014, analysts are more optimistic with many forecasting GDP growth of three per cent or better.“With the tailwinds that seem to be at the back of the U.S. from energy to manufacturing to housing . . . people have grown more comfortable with the potential for actual acceleration of growth in the U.S. to that three per cent level,” said Mark Bayko, vice-president and portfolio manager at RBC Dominion Securities.The Dow Jones industrials rose 80.92 points to 15,819.71, the Nasdaq climbed 57.11 points to 4,108.54 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 14.11 points to 1,788.31.The Fed said Wednesday that it was cutting its bond purchases by another US$10 billion to $65 billion a month. It was the central bank’s second such move to cut back on the stimulus program to keep long-term rates low.Investors have also been focused on fourth-quarter earnings and outlooks over the past couple of weeks on hopes that a strong corporate showing will help stocks. Last year, the Fed stimulus helped the S&P 500 charge ahead about 30 per cent.On Thursday, Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) shares lost $1.40 to C$34.18 as fourth-quarter profit dropped 45 per cent from a year ago to US$230 million or 26 cents a share, five cents less than expected. Revenue of US$1.54 billion missed expectations of $1.4 billion.Imperial Oil’s profit amounted to $1.24 per share, well above analyst estimates of 89 cents per share under standard accounting. Its shares headed 75 cents lower to $45.04.In New York, Facebook jumped 16 per cent as the social media company reported results Wednesday that exceeded expectations.The industrials sector led advancers on the Toronto market, up one per cent ahead of earnings from Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR) after the close. It is expected to earn 77 cent per share in adjusted profits in the fourth quarter, up from 71 cents per share in the prior year and its shares were ahead 69 cents to C$58.77.The energy sector was ahead 0.15 per cent while the March crude oil contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 86 cents to US$98.22 a barrel.The gold sector fell 2.6 per cent while the February gold bullion contract lost $19.60 to US$1,242.60 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) fell 98 cents to C$26.66.Metal prices were lower with the March copper contract down two cents to US$3.22 a pound and the base metals sector was down 1.3 per cent. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 52 cents to C$27.22. read more

Canada backs meaningful international role in Sri Lanka

“It is clear that delays in the implementation of these critical reforms are not in the public interest,” he said following talks with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera. “Canada would like to explore our trading relationship, because this is for the mutual benefit of both of our people. Partnership opportunities are on the horizon in sectors such as aviation, infrastructure, power supply, clean technology and agri-foods,” the Minister added.He noted that the long-term objective in post war Sri Lanka must be to respect distinct identities while working to bring them together to strengthen the whole country, adding that in a time where apprehension between peoples is causing havoc, trust must triumph. (Colombo Gazette) “Canada is committed to helping Sri Lanka further strengthen democracy and peace for all of its citizens. We note the importance of meaningful international involvement in such accountability and reconciliation mechanisms,” he added.The Canadian Foreign Minister also said that there is a need to focus especially on communities most directly affected by the conflict and Canada is ready to contribute to the re-establishment of livelihood opportunities for those displaced. Dion, who also had talks with President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, said that Canada has much to share with Sri Lanka including the experience on issues such as official languages, the devolution of power, sustainable economic development, empowerment of women, legal expertise and youth skills development. Canada today noted the importance of meaningful international involvement in Sri Lanka’s post war accountability and reconciliation mechanisms.Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion told reporters in Colombo that Canada encourages Sri Lanka to take advantage of the current momentum to move forward on reforms, including those to strengthen good governance and economic stability. read more

BlackBerry bets on AI and cybersecurity with 14 billion deal for Cylance

BlackBerry Ltd raised its bets on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity on Friday with the US$1.4 billion purchase of California-based machine-learning specialists Cylance.The Canadian technology company, which dominated the smartphone market a decade ago, has shifted to selling software to manage mobile devices, as well as emerging areas like autonomous cars.Privately owned Cylance uses machine learning to preempt security breaches before they occur. Its applications seek to block malware or infiltration attempts rather than react after a breach.Cylance, which has over 3,500 active enterprise customers, had been considering filing for a stock market floatation, according to a report in Business Insider.“Cylance’s leadership in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity will immediately complement our entire portfolio,” BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in a statement.The California-based company’s Chief Executive Stuart McClure, in turn, said it would be able to leverage Blackberry’s strength in mobile communications and security to adapt its AI technology.Besides the US$1.4 billion that BlackBerry will pay, the deal also includes the assumption of Cylance’s unvested employee incentives, BlackBerry said.Cylance will continue to operate as a separate business unit after the deal closes, BlackBerry said. The deal is expected to close by Feb 2019.U.S.-listed shares of Blackberry were marginally up in light pre-market trading.© Thomson Reuters 2018 read more

Brock annual pension plan meeting set for June 20

The Brock University Pension Committee invites all members of the Brock University pension plan to attend the annual pension meeting June 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Academic South 215. The plan’s actuary and investment consultant will be at the meeting to present information regarding the plan, fund mangers, market and fund performance and other issues relevant to plan members.If you have any pension-related questions. please contact Janice Facey at 905-688-5550 ext. 3186.

Alphabet and Teachers to launch infrastructure investment company

TORONTO — Google affiliates Alphabet Inc. and Sidewalk Labs are partnering with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to launch a new company that invests in infrastructure.Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff says the new company, to be called Sidewalk Infrastructure, will give cities an opportunity to deploy more advanced, next-generation infrastructure.The infrastructure could include technology-enabled systems for stormwater management, neighbourhood-scale heating and cooling, advanced traffic controls and other initiatives that Sidewalk Labs hopes to deploy at the Quayside side on Toronto’s waterfront.Doctoroff says in a statement that the new company will play an important role in Sidewalk Labs’ ecosystem of products, financing, and development to make cities more inclusive and sustainable.Teachers’ did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Sidewalk Labs released its master proposal for Quayside and the eastern waterfront in June that includes a $1.3-billion spending commitment from the company.The Canadian Press read more

Buckeyes victorious against Illini despite nagging injuries

Freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) is looked at by the OSU training staff and coach Urban Meyer during a game against Illinois Nov. 16 at Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 60-35.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorIn football, much like any other sport, injuries are part of the game.For the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-0, 8-0), Saturday was no exception, as at times had to play without their star quarterback and a stalwart offensive lineman during their 60-35 victory against Illinois (3-7, 0-6).OSU redshirt-senior offensive lineman Jack Mewhort made his 35th consecutive start in the win, but was taken out after senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Braxton Miller, which gave the Buckeyes a 28-0 lead early in the second quarter.Coach Urban Meyer said after after the game that the plan was to get Mewhort out of the game if OSU “could get up on (Illinois)” early to rest his right knee, which he hurt in practice earlier in the week.“It’s devastating,” Meyer said, referring to when Mewhort, who he called OSU’s “best offensive player,” is not in the game. “It’s not that he’s a very good player, he’s the man. He’s the rally point, he’s the leader.”The OSU coach compared playing without Mewhort to losing senior safety Christian Bryant, who broke his ankle late in OSU’s 31-24 win against Wisconsin Sept. 28.“Not having him, it’s a little bit like C.B.,” Meyer said. “We’re still feeling the effects of having Christian Bryant out.”OSU beat the Illini without two other starters in sophomore linebacker Joshua Perry and junior linebacker Curtis Grant. Grant is recovering from an ankle injury sustained in the Buckeyes’ 56-0 win over Purdue Nov. 2 and Perry slipped on ice in the middle of last week and hit his head. The Buckeyes also lost starting freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa to a sprained neck in the third quarter Saturday and had to turn to backup redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton at one point when Miller came out following a hard hit.“You’re playing with your third string middle linebacker … Your starting defensive end gets knocked out,” Meyer said. “We’re down 11 players for the year.”The lone usual starter at linebacker, junior Ryan Shazier, said playing without Grant and Perry changed the game a little bit.“It’s a little different because you’re so used to looking and just seeing one guy on the side of you or looking down and seeing that one guy there,” Shazier said. “But we practice with each other, we rotate all the time, so with those guys in I feel confident.”The players Shazier was referring to were sophomores Camren Williams and Joe Burger, who filled in for Perry and Grant.“We trust in Cam and Joe Burger just like Curtis and Josh,” Shazier said. “They just don’t have as much experience.”The 35 points the Buckeyes gave up were the most so far in 2013, and although one touchdown was scored on a punt return in the second quarter, Shazier said that does not matter.“I am not satisfied because I don’t want anybody to score any points on you, but 35 is way too much,” Shazier said. “Because if our offense wasn’t the offense that we are right now, this could have been a different situation, so we gave up too many points today.”Mewhort re-entered the lineup in the third quarter, and on a day where high winds wreaked havoc on the passing game, helped pave the way for both senior running back Carlos Hyde and Miller on the ground. OSU finished with 441 yards rushing on the day, compared to 132 for the Fighting Illini.“We went back to basics a little bit because the passing game wasn’t working as we thought,” Miller said. “We kind of get the ball out to Carlos or me, (and) we’ve got the best O-line in the Big Ten or country. Why not?”Miller only managed to complete 13 of his 29 pass attempts for 150 yards and two touchdowns against Illinois. His 44.8 completion percentage was his lowest of the season.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Indiana next Saturday in what will be their final home game of the season. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

Final 730 WWE Smackdown rating overall number down

first_img Smackdown Highlights: Trish Stratus appears, Reigns avoids a backstage catastrophe Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission The 7/30 WWE Smackdown drew a 1.77 cable rating with 2.44 million viewers. This is down from last week’s show that drew a 1.79 rating with 2.35 million viewers. So while the overall viewers were up from last week, the rating did see a slight drop.As reported earlier, Smackdown was the No. 2 show on cable Thursday night.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipNFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 36.92%0:04Remaining Time -3:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership down below 2 million against Democratic Debate Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twittercenter_img Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ben Roethlisberger WWE 205 Live Results – 7/30/19 (Drake Maverick vs. Mike Kanellis in an Unsanctioned Match) NFL Week 2 Preview With Mike Lombardi, Will Antonio Brown Play? Videos Articles Facebook Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Twitterlast_img read more

Hazard believes Henry would do great at Monaco

first_imgThe former France international footballer and current Belgium assistant is rumored to be taking the helm of the Ligue 1 clubFrench Ligue 1 club Monaco sacked coach Leonardo Jardim on Thursday after a very bad 2018-2019 season start.And former France international footballer and current Belgium national team assistant Thierry Henry is rumored to have been offered the vacant job.And for Chelsea’s superstar Eden Hazard, he would do great in the team.Luka Modric, Real MadridReal Madrid suffer a Luka Modric injury blow Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Real Madrid have announced that Luka Modric has suffered an adductor injury, which could rule him out of some key fixtures.“He was a fantastic player,” Hazard said at a press conference as quoted by Goal.“As a manager, he doesn’t have a lot of experience, but he will learn. If he leaves the Belgium team we will be sad, but I think for him maybe it’s a good time to go.”“He wants to be a manager, so he will be a top manager, for sure,” he added.last_img read more

Hodgson praises Palaces Schlupp

first_imgThe 26-year-old winger has been playing very well recently with Crystal Palace, and the team’s manager wanted to recognize that.Winger Jeffrey Schlupp scored in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup Fifth Round.And thanks to his goal, the team will play in the Quarterfinals for the second time in 23 years.This is why Palace boss Roy Hodgson took some time off to praise his footballer.“He’s been fantastic this season, especially these last games,” the manager was quoted by The Standard.“It was another important goal, his fifth and that’s not bad coming from midfield, playing in a position where he has to do a lot of defending.”“It was a cracking goal, to run from two yards in your own half, hold the ball that long, hold off challenges then strike it as well as he did was a great start for us,” he added.Schlupp is a German-born Ghanian footballer who came out of the Leicester City youth system.He played for the Foxes from 2010 to 2017, with a small loan to Brentford in 2011.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.But he was bought by Crystal Palace on the summer of 2017, where he is enjoying good progress.“We obviously knew if we got past this round, we’d be in a good position to get to Wembley,” Schlupp added.“Of course this is a special tournament and hopefully with the luck of the draw we might get a ‘lesser’ team, if that’s what you want to call it, to have a better chance of getting through.”“But obviously any trip to Wembley is special and hopefully we can do that,” the winger concluded.That winning feeling! 🎉Our Crystal Palace hospitality ticket winner @twitisme had a blast being shown around the ground, having a fabulous meal at Speroni’s restaurant along with the best seats in the house 👍We hope you enjoyed it Wayne! 😃#CPFC pic.twitter.com/WMIuWwsXlZ— Otto Van (@ottovanuk) February 15, 2019last_img read more

Family of four displaced after house fire in La Jolla

first_imgFamily of four displaced after house fire in La Jolla SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A house fire in La Jolla displaced a family of four Thursday and caused an estimated $650,000 worth of damage, authorities reported.The non-injury blaze in the 2200 block of Calle Guaymas erupted about 9:15 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.It took firefighters about 25 minutes to extinguish the flames, which spread through about half of the single-story residence, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Investigators determined that the fire started in a master-bathroom closet due to an electrical problem.The monetary losses were set at $500,000 to the structure and $150,000 to contents, Munoz said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter November 1, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: November 1, 2018last_img read more

Boeing subsidiary wins 41 million Pentagon contract for drones

first_imgPORTLAND — The Boeing subsidiary based in the Columbia River Gorge, Insitu Inc., has won a $41 million Pentagon contract to build three Blackjack drone systems for the Navy.The Oregonian reported the Blackjack is the successor to the ScanEagle system, equipped to hold a variety of audio and video surveillance equipment.The contract will pay for three of the systems, including launch and recovery of the unmanned aircraft.The drones are built in Bingen and are scheduled to be completed in January 2016.last_img read more

Kachemak Residents Buck A Hatchery Proposal in Tutka Bay

first_imgCook Inlet Aquaculture Association positions itself as a group responsible for protecting and rehabilitating salmon stocks.Download Audio:“One of the things we would like to do as an organization is to improve the economic structure of the commercial salmon industry within Cook Inlet. Raising pink salmon for additional harvest does that,” says Gary Fanderi.Gary Fandrei, Executive Director of Cook Inlet Aquaculture, says right now they have a total of 12 net pens in the Tutka Bay Lagoon. The pens hold immature fish until they are ready to be released. They can handle about 100 million salmon fry. But, that is too many fish for the lagoon.“The lagoon is a fairly confined area. When we release all 100 million fish from in the lagoon, they return to that lagoon when they return as adults,” says Fandrei.When the tide is low it becomes nearly impossible to maneuver boats into the lagoon. Fandrei says if they can’t harvest the returning salmon quickly enough overcrowding will stress the stock Cook Inlet Aquaculture needs to breed the next generation. Their solution is to take eight of every ten fish to the head of Tutka Bay. In April 2013 Cook Inlet Aquaculture applied with the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to move the net pens. That application was first denied and then approved on appeal.But in late May, the Commissioner of DNR rescinded the permit after receiving complaints from Kachemak Bay State Park residents. Nancy Hillstrand is one of those residents. She is a member of the Kachemak Bay State Park Citizen’s Advisory Board.“And I also have a background in working with rehabilitation and enhancement of the fisheries with Alaska Department of Fish and Game over a twenty year period,” adds Hillstrand.Hillstrand says Cook Inlet Aquaculture has moved past enhancing pink salmon stocks and has entered the realm of industrial artificial production.“The key is for the hatchery to limit its production to the land allotted to it instead of expanding its huge footprint into [the] park and critical habitat we have here,” says Hillstrand.She says the park doesn’t function to help just one species thrive. It’s there for all of them.“When you do a plankton study prior to release of some of these fish you will see a big soup of all different kinds of species out there. Once you release this huge magnitude of fish out into a small narrow bay like that it’s like a big lawn mower going through,” says Hillstrand.Fandrei claims any impacts on habitat would be minimal. He says the net pens would only be in the bay for 2-3 months starting anywhere around the end of January to the beginning of March.“They would be then removed sometime before the end of June,” says Fandrei.Glenn Hollowell with the Department of Fish and Game backs up Fandrei.“There is not a significant salmon return to the river at the back of Tutka Bay. This river periodically freezes up very hard. So the gravel freezes down to a very deep level and it tends to kill off whatever salmon might have found their way back to those rivers,” says Hollowell.Hollowell says Cook Inlet Aquaculture approached his department a couple of years ago to find the best location for a salmon release.“When we release hatchery fish we like to release them from a very isolated place; and we also like to have them released near a significant freshwater outflow which ideally originates from a geological source,” says Hollowell.A geological source that releases minerals the salmon will home in on during their migratory return. Hollowell says they found two places. They could keep the fish in Tutka Bay Lagoon.“Or at the back of Tutka Bay next to the river that comes down the valley there,” says Hollowell.Hillstrand questions Fish and Game’s part in this.“The Department of Fish and Game has this directive to give priority to rehabilitating depleted species.” says Hillstrand.She says they’re not doing that. She’s afraid the advice to move Cook Inlet Aquaculture’s fish to the Head of Tutka Bay will actually hurt chances to replenish populations of animals like Dungeness crab. Cook Inlet Aquaculture is in a holding pattern for now. They’re waiting for a decision from the Department of Natural Resources. DNR says they’re still reviewing the situation.last_img read more