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first_imgTaking serious note of the six killings in Allahabad, the U.P. government on Monday suspended Senior Superintendent of Police Atul Sharma, an official said. The decision came after three people were killed in Dhumanganj, one in Allahapur and a double murder took place in the Tharwai area of Allahabad on Sunday. “The Prayagraj SSP has been suspended,” Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said.Akhilesh slams govt. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has slammed the State government over the “deteriorating” law and order situation and said “Uttar Pradesh is becoming Hatya Pradesh”. “After the murder of a journalist and his brother in Saharanpur, six killings took place in the past 12 hours in Prayagraj (Allahabad). Due to deteriorating law and order, Uttar Pradesh is becoming ‘Hatya Pradesh’. Is this what the BJP wants UP to be identified as. When there’s no guarantee of people’s lives, then how can there be any development or faith,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. Earlier in the day, Mr. Sharma was transferred and attached to the DGP office while STF SSP Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj was made the new SSP of Allahabad.last_img read more

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first_imgWomen achievers earn PSA’s Athlete of the Year award MOST READ Pacquiao has started tapering off his sparring and is personally devising a plan against Broner, a former world champ who has lost his last two fights.“Even he (Pacquiao) gives his input, with things we need to add on and things we need to cut,” Fernandez was quoted as saying.Team Pacquiao is expected on Saturday to ride into Sin City where he last fought more than two years ago.He scored a unanimous decision win in November 2016 over Jessie Vargas, whom Broner fought to a draw following a loss to Mikey Garcia.Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s come-backing tactician, had earlier hinted at breaking down the American’s body and taking advantage of Broner’s penchant for throwing few punches.Pacquiao said he would look for a knockout win, the better to follow up his sensational triumph over Lucas Matthysse last July in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting As Adrien Broner’s troubled past continued to haunt him, Manny Pacquiao has reached optimum shape and is taking a hands-on approach on flight plan specifics, two weeks away from their WBA welterweight championship fight.Broner, aptly nicknamed “The Problem,” has been reportedly summoned to appear in courts in Atlanta and Ohio for sexual assault charges. Both were scheduled for Monday, according to TMZ Sports.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES The website said the 29-year-old Broner, preparing for the biggest fight of his career where he will reportedly get paid $10 million, may choose to send a lawyer in Ohio where he is accused of forcing a woman to kiss him in a nightclub.In Atlanta, he was charged with assaulting a woman in a shopping mall. In both cases, he was reportedly facing a total of five charges that carry the penalty of imprisonment.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThose are aside from traffic violations he incurred in Florida where he got arrested last month for not attending court hearings.In Hollywood, Pacquiao’s chief trainer, Buboy Fernandez, told philboxing.com they were already in the late phase of their preparations for the senator’s Las Vegas comeback. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue But Broner has not been knocked out before and was only down on the floor twice in his career, both at the hands of heavy-hitter Marcos Maidana in 2013, eventually losing by unanimous decision.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

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first_imgIn our super-busy lives, it’s almost impossible to find sufficient time to work out, and stay fit. While it’s an ordeal for most of us, some tinsel-towners have been observed to be extremely dedicated towards staying fit.As difficult as it is to hit the gym every day, it’s even harder to be stylish while at it–but not for our B-town divas. If the monotony that comes with slipping into those basic yoga pants is demotivating you, then these sexy yoga pants should be on your shopping list, that is, if you can afford them.Kareena KapoorAfter giving us major pregnancy-dressing goals, Kareena is back in shape to woo us with her looks all over again. Though the actress has regained her lean figure, she doesn’t take her fitness for granted, and works out regularly. Often spotted outside her gym, Kareena has got a really cool collection of printed yoga pants that can totally jazz up one’s workout look. These pants can be a relief from the drudgery that comes with basic, black gym wear.Photo: PinterestPhoto: Pinterest Malaika Arora Hole-patterned clothes have been in vogue for quite some time now, but Malaika Arora has taken this trend to a whole new level of awesome by sporting it on her yoga pants. The Bollywood bombshell was seen sporting a pair of black yoga pants with symmetric holes on it that looked just so hot.Photo: Yogen Shah Huma QureshiActress Huma Qureshi’s yoga pants are the sexiest we’ve seen so far. The black, sheer yoga pants have a touch of sensuality about them, however, one has to be careful while working out in them, since the delicate fabric is easily damageable.advertisementPhoto: Yogen Shah Neha DhupiaWe have to admit that Neha Dhupia’s lace-up workout attire is really trendy. Basic towards the waistline and trendy towards the bottom, it’s a perfect pick for anyone who wants to keep it subtle without making it look boring.Photo: Yogen Shahlast_img read more

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first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Defences have certainly improved in the intervening years, even if Pelé and Gerd Müller managed to break through the 70-goal barrier for the first time in 1958 and 1972 respectively. But the emergence of Lionel Messi’s rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo has set new standards in European football. Since Messi joined the exclusive club in 2010 by scoring 60 goals, he and his arch rival have both surpassed that figure on four occasions, with Messi’s 91 in 69 matches during 2012 – achieved at rate of 1.32 goals per game and including six hat-tricks – the current record.He may not have hit those heights this year, but with Messi, Ronaldo and three others still vying to become 2017’s top scorer, there is more competition than ever before.Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and Harry Kane have all enjoyed record-breaking years for club and country, with the Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain strikers both tied with Messi and Ronaldo on 53 goals and Tottenham’s Kane only three behind. But while all of his rivals have only one more chance to stake their claim, the Spurs striker still has fixtures against Burnley and Southampton to come – in which he will also attempt to break Alan Shearer’s record of 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year, which was achieved over 42 matches in 1995. Failure to score in his last two matches has seen Kane slip slightly off the pace in the final straight, although he will still fancy his chances of making up the three goals he needs to match Shearer’s record, having recorded the best ratio (1.04) of goals per game. Florian Thauvin has lost his tux and left Dimitri Payet in the shade at Marseille Share on Facebook European club football Twitter Robert Lewandowski Lionel Messi shows off the Golden Shoe, the award he received for being Europe’s leading scorer of league goals last season with 37. Photograph: Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images In terms of goalscoring exploits, Fernando Peyroteo’s achievement in 1938 used to be the benchmark. The grandnephew of António César de Vasconcelos Correia – the 93rd governor of Portuguese India – had arrived at Sporting Lisbon the previous summer after being spotted by scouts while he was growing up in Angola, and promptly scored an astonishing 69 goals in 33 appearances as part of the celebrated Cinco Violinos (Five Violins) forward line.To put that figure into perspective, that meant Peyroteo became only the third man in history to pass the 60-goal mark in a calendar year, following in the footsteps of Hungary’s Imre Schlosser (64) in 1912 and Everton’s Dixie Dean (62) in 1927. Amazingly, he went on to repeat the feat eight years later, finding the net on 62 occasions in 32 appearances, including one match in which he recorded nine. “Fernando was a goalscoring machine,” declared the manager Cândido de Oliveira at the time. Harry Kane Lionel Messi Read more Share on WhatsApp Failure from the spot against Deportivo also meant Messi is the first Barça player to miss three penalties in a calendar year since Samuel Eto’o in 2005, but with 17 assists to add to his 53 goals for club and country, he remains by far the most productive of the five contenders. Only his former team-mate Neymar (33 goals and 29 assists) comes close to matching the Argentina forward’s overall tally of being directly involved in 70 goals in 2017.By way of contrast, Ronaldo has reached 53 goals having made four fewer appearances – incidentally his lowest total since 2010 – and contributed 13 assists in leading Real Madrid to five trophies this year. With seven goals in his last six appearances, the Portuguese has the form to edge ahead of Messi, and the rest, when it matters most. And how he would love to get another one over his nemesis a few weeks after equalling his record of winning a fifth Ballon d’Or.The contendersRobert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and Poland) 53 goals in 55 matches (0.96 goals per game). Remaining fixtures in 2017: Saturday v Borussia Dortmund (h).Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) 53 goals from 63 matches (0.84 gpg). Remaining fixture in 2017: Saturday v Real Madrid (h). Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain and Uruguay) 53 goals from 57 matches (0.93 gpg). Remaining fixture: Wednesday v Caen (h).Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal) 53 goals from 59 matches (0.9 gpg). Remaining fixture: Saturday v Barcelona (a).Harry Kane (Tottenham and England) 50 goals from 48 matches (1.04 gpg). Remaining fixtures: Saturday v Burnley (a), 26 December v Southampton (h). Clearly irked by his failure to win the kicker Torjägerkanone for the Bundesliga’s top scorer back in May, Lewandowski has made up for losing out to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by setting a slew of new records since. In September, a return of 82 goals in his first 100 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern meant the 29-year-old surpassed Rudi Völler’s record of 72, while he also became the first player to score 16 goals in a major European international qualifying campaign as Poland booked a World Cup spot in Russia with ease.Renowned as a penalty expert – he has missed just three from 38 in his entire career, including converting all 10 this year – Lewandowski has also scored an unusually high number of goals with his left foot (11) in 2017 in comparison with previous seasons, including the winner against Cologne last week and in the recent Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain. However, his failure to score against Stuttgart on Saturday means he has only one more opportunity to increase his tally, with former club Borussia Dortmund due at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday for a DFB-Pokal tie.PSG’s Edinson Cavani goes into his final match of the year against Caen on Wednesday after ending a run of five matches without scoring against Rennes at the weekend. Predominantly right-footed (just four of his goals this year have been converted by his weaker foot), Cavani’s exploits are all the more remarkable given that he now shares penalty duties with Neymar following their high-profile disagreement during the win over Lyon in September. His miss against Troyes at the end of last month came just three days after Neymar converted from the spot against Monaco and would have given the Uruguayan a slender lead going into his final match of the year.Perhaps fittingly, however, it is likely to be Saturday’s clásico that will determine who comes out on top. Messi equalled another of Müller’s seemingly insurmountable tallies when he scored his 525th goal for Barcelona against Villarreal this month – a record number for a single club in Europe’s major leagues. Had one of his three efforts that hit the woodwork against Deportivo La Coruña on Sunday (not to mention the penalty saved by Rubén) gone in, he would already be out on his own, although perhaps it was fate that it should go down to the final match of the year. Pinterest Read more Share via Email Share on Twitter Facebook Reuse this content Bayern Munich top late dramatics as Bundesliga shuts up shop with a bang Topics Share on Pinterest features Share on Messenger Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

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first_imgTottenham Hotspur Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Son Heung-min scores in Tottenham’s 4-1 win at home to Liverpool last season – but even towards the end of this game there was carelessness. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images Lucky Lloris will refocus on football after life lesson, says Pochettino features Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Exacerbating that danger are the entanglements of narrative. The fact that Tottenham did not sign anybody in the summer can be read two ways. Perhaps they have taken a bold stand against the modern obsession with the market, preferring to focus on keeping together a squad full of potential; or perhaps they are following the Arsenal paradigm and have had to retrench because of costs associated with the new stadium, a policy that leaves them lacking cover in certain key areas.After the 3-0 win at Manchester United, it was the former argument that was prominent, particularly after Lucas Moura’s two goals. Of course they didn’t need more players; they just need to make better use of those they already had. But six days later, after the 2-1 defeat at Watford it was the latter: of course the players looked tired; how would they not, given the way the lack of depth to the squad means they have to flog themselves through game after game?That’s a particular issue with Harry Kane, who has not looked quite himself since damaging ankle ligaments against Bournemouth in March. Such things are relative, of course: there were only two league games he didn’t start and in the six months since then, he has scored 15 goals, including the six for England that earned him the Golden Boot at the World Cup. There are mitigating factors, not least the fact that for a significant proportion of that spell he has played alongside another forward, meaning an alteration of role and perhaps fewer chances coming his way. Nonetheless, for somebody so prolific, a run of two goals in his past eight starts, even if they have come in his traditionally fallow month of August, is enough to raise questions – and particularly after a summer in which Tottenham failed to sign any cover.And that, really, is the problem. Anything that goes wrong for Spurs will be perceived through the prism of their quiet summer, even if it is just a continuation of the carelessness that afflicted them last season. And that in turn is a dangerous explanation: nothing is more likely to persuade players beginning to wonder whether this bright young side have run their course than a sense that there are no resources for investment, that the new stadium has become a distraction or, worse, a drain.At the moment, for Tottenham, it’s as though every defeat counts double, hitting not only their league position but also hacking at the foundations of a possible future. They really cannot afford any more carelessness against a Liverpool side that have perhaps replaced them as the Premier League’s emerging force. Share via Email Topics Reuse this contentcenter_img But it also exposed something else, something that, understandably, wasn’t much commented upon at the time, something that is very hard to quantify, and that is a strange carelessness about Tottenham, a vestige of their Spursiness that Mauricio Pochettino is yet to expunge. Four-one up after 56 minutes, Tottenham switched off to the extent that Liverpool, without ever really threatening to get back into the game, ended up having more shots on target over the 90 minutes.Three days later a similar laxity saw Tottenham toss away a 2-0 lead to lose to West Ham in the League Cup. The tendency to concede goals when seemingly in control, or at least in no particular jeopardy, would cost them severely in the Champions League against Juventus in the last 16 and Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. It arguably cost them at Arsenal and at Manchester United in the league last season, and it cost them again at Watford two weeks ago, Troy Deeney’s equaliser bringing a wave of pressure that led to Craig Cathcart’s winner.It’s a barely explicable glitch in a side that seem otherwise well‑drilled and are clearly physically fit. It’s not even as though it always involves the same personnel. It’s just that Tottenham have a mystifying habit of letting in goals when there’s very little reason for them to do so – and it’s put them under pressure.Last season Manchester City dropped only 14 points in the whole season; nobody who wants to challenge them can afford to be sloppy. Spurs have already dropped three; every one dropped knocks another chunk out of their hopes of mounting a challenge. But for Tottenham, it seems the issue is bigger even than that.Promising as this squad are, they’re like a bicycle kept upright by their own momentum. As soon as there is a sense they are not moving forward, as soon as anybody pauses to wonder why they are paid so much less than peers at other clubs, and whether they will at any point actually win something, they are liable to topple over. Facebook Football tactics Share on LinkedIn Twitter Share on Facebook Sportblog Pinterest Read more Tottenham’s 4-1 win at Wembley against Liverpool last October was one of those games that stays in the memory long after the final whistle. It wasn’t just the result, although that of course was part of it.This was a game that brought together a number of strands, in effect ending Spurs’ Wembley hoodoo, laying Liverpool’s defensive limitations so bare that Jürgen Klopp claimed they would have been better off with him at centre-back and cementing Son Heung-min’s status as a crowd favourite. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks.last_img read more

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first_imgMGo.Fail.com website created for Michigan being so arrogant.mgofail website eleven warriorsMichigan’s last-second blunder against Michigan State hasn’t just delighted Spartans fans. Of course, Ohio State supporters have been reveling in the aftermath as well. One Buckeyes site – Eleven Warriors – has come up with a humorous way to celebrate.11W has created a new website, named MGo.Fail, which chronicles five of Michigan’s biggest disappointments over the years. There’s this past Saturday’s punt fail, Ohio State’s invasion of the Big House in 2009, Michigan’s stinker against Toledo in 2008, Michigan’s loss to FCS-level Appalachian State in 2007, and Michigan’s collapse against Colorado back in 1994. They’ve included videos as well.mgofail website eleven warriorsOhio State fans will probably enjoy spending time on the site. Michigan fans probably won’t.last_img read more

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first_imgLondon: A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson’s insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd said “there is no evidence of a deal. There are no formal negotiations taking place.” “What we know is that Angela Merkel and the EU have said, ‘give us your proposal,’ and we have not given them a proposal,” she told the BBC. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USTreasury chief Sajid Javid insisted that the government was “straining every sinew to get a deal” and had sent British negotiator David Frost to Brussels for talks. The EU, however, says Britain has not produced any concrete new ideas. Rudd’s resignation as work and pensions secretary late Saturday is the latest blow to the embattled British prime minister. Johnson says Britain must leave the EU as scheduled October 31 even if there is no divorce agreement with the bloc. But his plan is meeting fierce resistance, including from some members of his own party. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsLast week Johnson kicked 21 lawmakers out of the Conservative group in Parliament after they sided with the opposition to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Those expelled included the longest-serving Conservative in Parliament, Ken Clarke, and Nicholas Soames, grandson of World War II Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Rudd called the expulsions “an assault on decency and democracy.” “The Conservative Party should be a moderate party that embraces people with different views of the EU,” she said. “If we become a party which has no place for moderates like I am, center-right conservatives, then we will not win.”last_img read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian banks turn to wealth management operations for future growth plans by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 4, 2013 4:16 pm MDT TORONTO – Canada’s biggest banks are turning their focus to their wealth management operations, with several executives predicting that the lucrative and low-risk division will play an important role in future growth.“The wealth business is emerging as a substantial contributor,” Bank of Montreal chief executive Bill Downe told a group of analysts Wednesday at an annual conference hosted by Scotiabank (TSX:BNS).“We expect this to be the fastest growing part of the bank with many opportunities to maintain the momentum.”Other bank CEOs chimed in with similarly optimistic predictions for their own wealth management divisions, which house financial planning operations and portfolios for both average investors and high-net worth individuals.CIBC (TSX:CM) chief executive Gerry McCaughey said he aims to grow the bank’s wealth management business to represent 15 per cent of its revenue.It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Canadian banks are taking a harder look at how to boost growth in the safest way possible, partly because their attention has been gradually shifting in that direction for several quarters.“It’s still part of the hangover of the financial crisis,” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier.Unlike many other banking ventures, such as lending, wealth management is generally a low-risk operation that doesn’t require a lot of capital to run, but can deliver solid fee-based returns on its trading services.“Even though the stock market may go down, it’s the client that suffers the losses,” Nakamoto said.“It’s very different from loan losses where (the bank) has to try to get back the money by seizing assets, for example.”Last week, the Canadian banks posted relatively solid third-quarter earnings, with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) beating analyst expectations by the widest margin, helped particularly by growth in its wealth management operations.“An aging population is driving demand for more retirement products, solutions and service,” said Royal Bank (TSX:RY) chief executive Gord Nixon.“Also, the number of high- and ultra-high network individuals globally is growing significantly.”National Bank (TSX:NA) has recently finished integrating two other wealth management acquisitions, Wellington West Holdings Inc. and HSBC Securities full-service investment advisory business, into its operations.In April, CIBC signed a deal to buy Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management for US$210 million in cash, as part of a plan to expand its wealth management operations in the United States. Atlantic Trust manages roughly US$20 billion in assets on behalf of high-net-worth individuals, families, foundations and endowments across the U.S.In other countries, struggling banks may sell their wealth management operations as other parts of the business come under pressure.However, an acquisition of foreign assets might not come so easily for the Canadian banks, said CIBC World Markets analyst Robert Sedran.“While many global banks are shedding non-core assets, wealth is an area where many of even the hobbled players are looking to add instead of backing away,” he wrote in a note.“As such international wealth management deals remain elusive.”On the Toronto Stock Exchange, the financial sector climbed 0.20 per cent, with shares of BMO rising 20 cents to $66.80, Royal Bank shares climbed four cents to $65.48, while CIBC shares fell 16 cents to $81.94. read more

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OSU freshman wide receiver Austin Mack (11) attempts to catch the ball during the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe roster turnover from a season ago has been well documented. Ohio State returns just six of 22 starters from 2016, and 44 of its scholarship players have yet to see game action for coach Urban Meyer. Not all 16 jobs are up for grabs. Meyer and others have indicated that junior Jamarco Jones will start at left tackle, redshirt freshman Mike Weber at running back, redshirt sophomore Noah Brown and sixth-year senior Corey Smith at receiver and redshirt junior Marcus Baugh at tight end on offense. For the defense, redshirt sophomore Sam Hubbard will man the strong-side defensive end position, junior Dante Booker at outside linebacker and redshirt sophomore Malik Hooker at safety.A season ago those names lined the two-deep depth chart or were injured. Now, Meyer and Co. need to find other members of the Scarlet and Gray to fill remaining roles, and they could turn to a talented true freshmen class.OSU reeled in the No. 4 recruiting class in 2016 according to 247Sports, with seven of those recruits having enrolled in the spring. Some of those early-enrollees could earn pivotal spots in fall camp which starts Aug. 6.“My goal is to play every freshman,” Meyer said at Big Ten Media Days last week. “I know that doesn’t happen, but we want to play the freshmen as soon as we can.”There will be plenty of redshirt freshmen in starting and second-string roles, but these true freshmen are poised to see time in their first season in Columbus.Michael JordanOne of the best units on Meyer’s teams the last two years has been the offensive line. Redshirt senior Pat Elflein and redshirt junior Billy Price return for the “Slobs,” but they will be joined by three new linemates hoping to continue that “Slob” mentality.Freshman Michael Jordan is a four-star recruit from Plymouth High School in Canton, Michigan, who has made quite the impression during the summer. Enough of an impression that Meyer said that Jordan will likely be a starter.“What I’ve seen from (Jordan), his development since he got here in January is outstanding,” Meyer said.Meyer later said that Jordan will have to compete for the job and that he has to earn it in camp. However, it appears Jordan has the lead for a position on the o-line.Recruited as an offensive tackle, new o-line coach Greg Studrawa will likely put the 6-foot-7, 310 pound Jordan wherever he is needed. Junior college transfer Malcolm Pridgeon may have the right tackle position for Studrawa’s unit having played left tackle in JUCO.“He’s a smart guy. He’s taking coaching very well,” Elflein said about Jordan. “He gets after guys. Sometimes you have to develop that nastiness and some guys just have it. He has it.”Austin MackFreshman wideout Austin Mack first turned heads at last summer’s Friday Night Lights event in Ohio Stadium where he was nearly unguardable. When the Fort Wayne, Indiana, native enrolled in January, he became the first player to lose his black stripe and earn reps with the upperclassmen.Mack is just one of the many young receivers eyeing substantial playing time come Sept. 3 against Bowling Green. The second-string spot on the depth chart behind Brown and Smith are possibly the most open, and hotly contested, areas on the roster. Having been inaugurated into the program so early, Mack stands as good of a chance as any other receiver to see targets from quarterback J.T. Barrett.“The talent and speed and athleticism will not be an issue. It’s how they perform,” Meyer said about the receiving unit. “That’s where J.T. is going to be so critical because you’re going to see a lot of wide eyes. A lot of those guys have not played.”Mack had three receptions for 22 yards for the Scarlet team in the spring game in April.Nick BosaNo. 97 will be on the defensive front four once again for OSU, but it’s the other Bosa’s turn. Nick Bosa—known as “smaller bear” to brother and former Buckeye Joey—is Meyer’s most prized recruit from the 2016 class.Ranked as the No. 1 strong-side defensive end in the country, five-star Bosa tore his ACL in his senior year at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Despite that, Meyer said that Bosa will not be redshirted in 2016, meaning that he wants Bosa to factor into the defensive line.Meyer added last week that he, strength coach Mickey Marotti and other defensive coaches will closely monitor Bosa’s progress throughout camp.Demario McCall / Antonio WilliamsLast season, junior Curtis Samuel served as a the backup running back to Ezekiel Elliott. He is listed as an H-back on the team’s roster, but following the dismissal of Bri’onte Dunn, freshmen DeMario McCall and Antonio Williams may be in the mix for playing time in the backfield.“Depth is a concern,” Meyer said. “You want four bodies in the tailback position, and I count Dontre Wilson and Curtis Samuel in the mix. So we have Demario McCall, Antonio Williams and obviously Mike Weber. So that is a concern.”Williams enrolled in the spring at OSU and benefitted from an injured Dunn at the time. Williams started for the Gray team in the annual spring game where he rushed for 29 yards on seven carries.McCall is another guy who could be rotated into the catalog of running backs. Standing at 5-foot-9, 182 pounds, McCall has the build to play H-back for Meyer. McCall registered an unofficial 4.34 40-yard dash in high school—and if there is one thing Meyer is consistent with, it’s finding playing time for players with top-end speed. McCall has that.Jonathon CooperOpposite from Nick Bosa, Cooper was ranked the No. 3 weak-side defensive end in the 2016 recruiting class. Hailing from Gahanna-Lincoln High School just 20 minutes outside of Columbus, Cooper participated in spring practice as an early-enrollee and is looking to backup redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis on the weak-side of the defensive line.At 6-foot-3, 248 pounds, Cooper may not be limited to the defensive end position. Sophomore Sam Hubbard and Lewis have the the end positions locked down, so the inside tackle positions may be where Cooper finds the most time on the field. read more

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first_imgAnglo American plc is selling New Largo, owned by its 73%-held subsidiary Anglo American Inyosi Coal. The sale also includes the closed coal mine, Old New Largo closed colliery in South Africa. The purchaser New Largo Coal Proprietary Ltd is owned by Seriti Resources Proprietary Ltd and Coalzar Proprietary Ltd, two companies majority owned and controlled by historically disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs), and the Industrial Development Corp SOC Ltd.The consideration payable for New Largo is ZAR850 million (approximately $71 million). The consideration will be payable in cash by the Purchaser upon closing of the Transaction.New Largo’s principal asset is the approximately 585 Mt Coal Resource, with the related Mining Right, that is well-positioned to supply Eskom’s new Kusile power station. Norman Mbazima, Deputy Chairman of Anglo American South Africa, said: “I am delighted to announce the sale of New Largo to a new majority black-owned-and-managed company. Together, Seriti, Coalzar and the IDC have excellent operating and management capabilities to develop and operate New Largo optimally and sustainably into the future. The sale delivers on our long-standing strategy to exit our Eskom-tied coal assets and marks another Anglo American led step-change in the sustainable transformation of the South African mining industry, supporting both Eskom and the country’s transformation objectives.”The Transaction is subject to conditions precedent customary for a transaction of this nature, including regulatory approvals in South Africa. The Transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018.last_img read more

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first_imgNintendo has confirmed the rumor that it intends to drop the price of the Wii console this month by $50.From May 15 Nintendo will introduce a new console bundle that includes the console (black or white), sensor bar, Wiimote, a copy of Mario Kart Wii, and the Wii Wheel. The price will be just $149.99, down from the current $199.99.AdChoices广告Nintendo also confirmed that it will stop shipping the console with Wii Sports or Wii Sports Resort. Any remaining stock at retailers will be sold at the $149.99 price point, but when it is gone gamers will only be able to purchase the Mario Kart edition of the console from then on.Some retailers have already reacted to the rumor of a price drop with Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Toys’R’Us all dropping the console to $169.99 on April 19. That price will likely remain until the end of next week when the official price drop kicks in.There’s good news for the millions of existing Wii owners too. On May 15 Nintendo is also introducing a range of Nintendo Selects games. Initially there will be four games available in this collection at the new lower price point of $19.99. The four titles are:The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessAnimal Crossing: City FolkMario Super SluggersWii SportsThis move to a lower price point with supporting cheaper games is an attempt to reinvigorate Wii sales which have been falling steadily. It is also a move to boost revenue one last time from the console before its successor is launched in 2012.We expect to hear all about the Wii 2 at E3 next month with speculation it is going to be a very powerful machine that easily outperforms a PS3 and Xbox 360 and uses a Blu-ray drive.Read more at the Nintendo press release, via GamesBeatlast_img read more

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first_imgEven with the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton fast approaching, the Queen has found time in her busy schedule to wish Coola Mottee a happy 100th birthday. Mrs Mottee received a congratulatory letter from the Queen, along with one from former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally in what has been two months of celebrations. While the NSW resident’s actual birthday is 25 March 1911 no birth records of the Kythera native exist and her birthdate is officially registered on her Australian citizenship papers as 15 February 1911, which has meant celebrations for both her official and unofficial birthday!Born in the village of Trifiliankika, Coola Mottee started school in 1918, at age seven, and left five years later. In 1928 she moved to the mainland and worked as a seamstress in an Athens department store. After meeting her Greek Australian husband George in 1938 the couple married the same year and migrated to Australia in 1939, settling in George’s hometown of Kempsey. The couple had three sons, Costa, Jim and George. In 1960 when Coola was just 49 years-old her husband George died at the age of 66. She relocated the family to Sydney and re-established contact with other Greek families as well as reconnected with the Greek Orthodox church. Coola’s son Costa says his mother has always been fit and active. “Mum was power walking before power walking became what it is today,” he said. “She’d take frequent walks along Main Beach to the gaol and back”. Health problems lead to Coola being admitted to the Cedar Place aged care home at age 94, however while suffering various ailments the 100 year-old has always bounced back, somewhat miraculously. “We put it down to divine intervention,” Costa said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Peloponnesian Association Confederation is hosting their first ever Greek tavern event, Ellada Night. Young Greek Australians will be able to dance the night away with the music stylings of DJ George Vog while tucking into a Greek dinner. Dress code: Cocktail When: Saturday 6 September at 7.00 pm Where: Yiannis Tavern, 840 High Street, Kew Tickets: $65, includes dinner, beer, wine, and soft drinks Contact Christina on 0438 196 058 or Stacey on 0402 539 811last_img read more

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first_imgAfter participating in France’s clash with Italy on Friday, which they eventually won, Kylian Mbappe shared some words of choice for his teammate Ousmane Dembele.Umtiti, Griezmann and Dembele each accounted for a goal in the 3-1 win on Friday – a game in which the youngest one of the three has managed to impress Mbappe so much that he even dubbed him as one of the best prospects in the football world, despite he himself being called the same way.“It’s a promising partnership. We get on well, we appreciate each other,” the Paris Saint-Germain forward said following the win, according to FourFourTwo.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I’ve always wanted to play with great players. I have two top players [next to me]: Antoine, top 10; Ousmane, the best young player in the world, for me.”“We all try to help each other,” Mbappe went on to add, ahead of the beginning of the World Cup in Russia, where France has already been predicted as the winner by FIFA 18.last_img read more

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first_imgMeet the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup trophy that will be given to the winner of the match between Spain’s Los Blancos and Emirati club The BossABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.- Made for the first time in 2005, the FIFA Club World Cup trophy is a beauty of design and tomorrow two teams will battle to decide who gets to keep it.Local Emirati club Al Ain FC will play against Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid at Zayed Sports City Stadium in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in the final match of the competition.And the winner will get to hold this special trophy that not many teams can say they have it in their stadiums.The award was made in Birmingham, the United Kingdom by Thomas Fattorini Ltd., Jane Powell, and Dawn Forbes.The trophy’s design featured six staggered pillars, representing the six participating champions of the six world football confederations.There is also a separate metal structure referencing the Club World Cup host of the competition, that wins the right to be there by winning the national championship.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.They hold up a globe shaped like a football.The Club World Cup trophy is made of brass, copper, sterling silver, gilding metal, aluminum, chrome, and rhodium, and is gold plated.It weighs 5.2 kilograms, with a height of 50 centimeters.Who do you think will win tomorrow’s final? Write your opinion on the comment section.#CWC18: You can follow all our coverage of the FIFA Club World Cup in our different social media. @ClubWorldCups pic.twitter.com/0BmSDpo0kQ— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 15, 2018last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi, March 26 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 21.64 points up to stand at 22,076.85. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty 11.65 points up to stand at 6,601.40. Ashok Leyland and Oberoi Realty were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 10.37% and 8.25% along with SAIL and Yes Bank with an increase of 6.28% and 5.97% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Indiabulls Real Estate and Eicher Motors with a decrease of 4.72% and 4.00% along with Glenmark Pharma and Indraprastha Gas with a decrease of 3.78% and 3.43% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 130.87 points at 13,051.52 while the banking sector is up 87.14 points at 14,307.19 and the realty sector is down 5.51 points at 1,388.35. The Indian currency is up 0.55% at Rs 60.15 per dollar.last_img read more

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first_imgSwedish car safety equipment maker Autoliv (ALV.N) could capitalise on the crisis engulfing its rival Takata Corp (7312.T) by finally extending its global leadership to the one major auto hub it has been unable to dominate – Japan.Autoliv is the world’s top maker of equipment such as air bags and seat belts, but it has struggled to break the ties between Japanese carmakers and main supplier Takata in a country where the “keiretsu” corporate culture sees businesses closely bound together in relationships cultivated over decades.The ground has shifted, however; a string of Japanese carmakers have ditched Takata’s air bag inflators in recent days after U.S. regulators said they used a chemical that they suspect causes the bag to explode with too much force, spraying metal shards into the car.Takata is the only supplier to use the volatile chemical – ammonium nitrate – in its inflators, which have been linked to eight deaths and have led to the recall of more than 40 million cars worldwide.Its rejection by carmakers including its main customer Honda Motor Co , Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co , could reshape the auto safety business in Japan, where it has been the biggest player for years.”What is sensational here is that Honda, where Takata has been the supplier par excellence, is saying they won’t buy (inflators) from Takata in future,” said a source with decades of experience in the car safety industry.”These are two companies that have grown up together, it would be like Volvo saying this to Autoliv.”The Swedish company is already on the move.Autoliv is investing around 1 percent of sales this year, about $90 million, most of which it expects to eventually recoup from customers, in boosting capacity to replace the Takata inflators in models subject to recalls.The company expects to deliver up to 20 million replacement units, mainly to Honda, most of them this year and next.”Autoliv’s opportunity to take market share has never been as good as it is right now due to what is happening to Takata,” said Handelsbanken Capital Markets analyst Hampus Engellau.The company has already seen new business coming its way, with its global share of new orders for frontal airbags hitting 50 percent over the past two quarters, compared with about 30 percent previously.But it could face hurdles such as rapidly ramping up output without jeopardising quality, and assuaging carmaker concerns it will become too powerful, with too much control over pricing.Autoliv’s 2014 market share in so-called passive safety equipment is around 20 percent in Japan but roughly twice that in Europe and North America and more than 35 percent in the rest of Asia, company data showed. Its air bags business, including steering wheels, passive safety electronics and inflators, accounted for about two-thirds of overall sales.Takata was the second-biggest global player last year, followed by German-U.S. firm ZF TRW – formerly TRW Automotive – with other companies including Toyoda Gosei (7282.T), Nihon Plast (7291.T), Ashimori and Daicel .Takata said last week it would phase out ammonium nitrate in all its inflators by the end of 2018, but analysts say the brand could remain tainted for long after that.The potential scale of the opportunity for its rivals is huge – Valient Market Research expects Takata’s market share for inflators will drop to 5 percent in 2020, from 22 percent in 2014.Replacing Takata’s air bags and inflators in models already in production, but not subject to the past year’s wave of recalls, is likely to be prohibitively expensive for carmakers.The bigger opportunity may lie a few years ahead, in supplying equipment for new models – with Autoliv in pole position, because it is the global industry giant and has managed to build up its No.2 position in Japan over the past two decades through acquisitions of smaller local suppliers.”After companies have had such trouble with Takata, they really want things to work this time,” said DNB analyst Christer Magnergard. “In that situation, they are more likely to move to a safer option than an untested player.”But the Takata crisis highlights the potential hazards facing suppliers. As Autoliv ramps up volumes, it must retain its standards, said Mathias Leijon at Nordea Investment Management, which owns a 5 percent Autoliv stake.”They must safeguard quality across the production chain. That is the challenge here.”last_img read more

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first_imgState Bank of India (SBI) told a Parliamentary panel that it was ready to negotiate a onetime settlement of loans if debtors agreed to pay up outstanding principal, reasonable interest and some legal fees, reported Times News Network (TNN) citing sources.SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya told the Panel, which is studying amendments to debt recovery laws, that the bank was ready for a haircut with some existing bad loans and it is “…not insisting on payment of interest upon interest.”As discussions veered towards Vijay Mallya’s high profile debt issue, in which his Kingfisher Airlines sunk after huge debts from country’s many state owned banks, Bhattacharya added that the liquor baron’s riders for loan settlement were the stumbling block in the negotiations. Though the bank was affirmative on Mallya’s debt repayment request, his terms were unacceptable to SBI, said a source to TNN.As the panel pointed out to media reports in which Mallya’s legal counsel apprised the Supreme Court on being ready to pay up more money than he had actually borrowed, Bhattacharya said the lenders’ interest needed to be maintained. The reports had said that Mallya’s counsel proposed a Rs. 6,000 crore repayment plan as opposed to Rs. 4,900 crore he had in actuality borrowed from state-run banks.SBI-led consortium of banks, which are fighting the case in courts, have said in their auction notices that Kingfisher Airlines and its promoter Mallya’s outstanding amount (including compounded interest) stood at Rs. 6963 crore until February 2014. With penalties, the claim increased to Rs. 9,000 crore. The banks have also recovered certain amount from selling shares of his companies pledged as guarantee to loans.TNN noted that the lenders so far have sought to know how much money Mallya was ready to bring to the negotiating table as an upfront payment. They have asked the liquor baron to come clean on his assets both in India and abroad. They have sought a clear timeline for payment and a list of realizable assets. Mallya, for his part, has publicly stated that he was willing to pay Rs. 4,400 crore initially and await a court case involving claims on the proceeds from two UB Group companies. The latter, if won by the banks, will act as repayment money.As bankers say that the time was running out for any gains from Mallya’s resettlement offers, his companies and assets have all been locked up for lack of negotiators, multiple financial crime investigations, high auction prices, regulatory issues and court battles.On June 16, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) alleged that SBI “colluded” with Mallya to deprive the London-based bank from carrying out a transaction with Diaego Plc. The UK based liquor giant Diageo had issued a guarantee to SCB for a $135 million loan to a third company, also controlled by Mallya in the U.K,  to release United Breweries Holding Limited (UBHL) shares for acquisition. SBI has refuted the allegations. Its lawyers said: if that were the case then the country’s largest lender would not have been waging a court battle against the high-profile defendent.last_img read more