, An army jawan posted along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed in an accidental discharge from his service weapon.This is second such death of an army jawan in less than 24 hours in the district.The jawan deputed on a forward post along the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch district received bullet wounds due to accidental fire and later died on Tuesday, a senior Army officer said He has been identified as Ravinder Singh.On Monday night, a jawan deputed on a forward post along the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch district received bullet wounds due to accidental fire from his weapon and later died, Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta had said. He was identified as Sepoy Manmohan Budhani (23).The Defence spokesman had denied reports in a section of the media that the soldier died in Pakistani firing.
November 26, 2019
New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) Collins Learning India has a new managing director with Chaitali Moitra appointed to the role to replace Krishna Naroor.Moitra joins from Macmillan, where she held the position of Vice President of Sales, and will now also join the HarperCollins India Board.Collins India is involved in the Indian schools publishing market. The division launched its first publications to the market in late 2013, and has since is engaged in textbook publishing for classes I to VIII, serving both the CBSE and ICSE curricula in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Computer Science, as well as General Knowledge, Values and Environment education.Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO HarperCollins India, says, “Our Collins business is arguably the fastest growing education business in India, moving into the scale-up phase from its start-up beginning. Building on this very strong base and with Chaitali?s experience and knowledge, we are confident that we will deliver our ambitious growth plans.”London-based MD of Collins Learning Colin Hughes says “Our strategy for building a strong presence in the Indian schools publishing market is paying strong dividends. Its a development to which the global HarperCollins business is powerfully committed, and we are delighted that Chaitali will be joining us to take responsibility for leading Collins India up to the next level.”According to Moitra, Collins Learning is scaling up increasingly and she?s excited over the opportunity to be part of the organisation at this stage.”I look forward to using my varied industry experience further to enhance that growth,” she says. PTI ZMN ANSadvertisement
November 22, 2019
MOST READ In Los Angeles, Paul George scored 37 points in his Clippers home debut, Lou Williams added 25, and Los Angeles led all the way in routing Atlanta.The anticipated first game with George and Kawhi Leonard in the lineup together didn’t happen when Leonard sat out with a left knee contusion. But the Clippers didn’t need both of their new superstars on a night when George tied his career high with six three-pointers.—APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress LATEST STORIES Harden made 16 of those 41 shots, going 8-for-22 from three-point range. He was 9-of-11 on free throws.Ben McLemore scored 20 points. Undrafted rookie Chris Clemons scored a career-high 19 for- the Rockets, who broke open the game with a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter. Austin Rivers also had 19 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceKarl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 15 rebounds for the Timberwolves.In other games, it was Portland 121, San Antonio 116; LA Clippers 150, Atlanta 101; Milwaukee 102, Indiana 83; Dallas 110, Toronto 102; Miami 109, New Orleans 94; Brooklyn 117, Chicago 111 and Charlotee 103, New York 102. View comments MINNEAPOLIS—James Harden scored 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field, and the undermanned Houston Rockets won their seventh straight game, 125-105, over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.With Russell Westbrook resting, the Rockets needed Harden to shoulder an even bigger scoring load than usual. The 41 attempts are the most in his career, and the most in the NBA this season, surpassing the 37 Golden State’s D’Angelo Russell took in an overtime loss Nov. 8 in the same building in Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT TNT, SMB seek q’final bonus Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue
November 19, 2019
Mumbai, May 4 (PTI) The CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Rahul Johri, today launched the new Indian team jersey with official team sponsors Oppos name on the shirts front here, in the presence of some top officials of the Chinese mobile phone firm.The Indian men cricketers are to sport the new blue jersey during the ICC Champions Trophy tournament starting in England on June 1.”India is the worlds no. 1 ranked team and Oppos faith in us shows their commitment to cricket as a whole and India, in particular,” said Johri at the launch of the jersey along with the mobile firms new product Selfie Expert F3.”I am confident we will work together to help cricket grow. Its a perfect marriage,” he added.Oppo and the BCCI had signed a five-year team sponsorship deal worth Rs 1,079 crore which was announced by the Board on March 7 with the contract commencing on April 1.”Oppo put in a record bid of Rs 1,079 crore for five years. This is almost five times the previous bid (Star Indias). The second highest bid was from Vivo which was 768 crore,” Johri had said on March 7.Diana Edulji, a member of the Supreme Court-mandated BCCIs Committee of Administrators, was among those present at the jersey launch along with two of the Boards General Managers – Prof. Ratnakar Shetty and Dr M V Sridhar. PTI SSR NRB
November 16, 2019
The lower Missouri River will remain high into December because of the large amount of water being released from dams into the river.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will remain at a level more than twice what is typical for this time of year – 80,000 cubic feet per second – into mid-December.Officials do not expect significant new flooding along the river because of the high releases.Many levees remain damaged from severe flooding in the spring, allowing the floodwaters to flow into many farm fields and rural areas.Wet weather is expected to continue through the end of the year.
November 14, 2019
Karim Benzema ‘Benzema isn’t dangerous anymore’ – Papin warns Madrid may regret not signing striker Tom Webber 21:01 2/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Karim Benzema Real Madrid Primera División Cristiano Ronaldo The former France star believes Zinedine Zidane’s side missed a trick by not adding competition for the struggling forward Real Madrid should have signed a new striker in January because Karim Benzema “doesn’t even look dangerous”, according to Jean-Pierre Papin.Benzema has scored just two goals in La Liga this season and has only played the full 90 minutes in five of his 15 top-flight appearances this term.It has been suggested Madrid will invest heavily in attackers during the close-season, with Robert Lewandowski and Mauro Icardi believed to be their top targets. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Papin, the Ballon d’Or winner in 1991, believes they should have dipped into the market in January to correct problems that have seen them fall 19 points adrift of LaLiga leaders Barcelona.”Personally, I would have signed a number nine, but that’s my point of few. I think Madrid needed to strengthen what they’ve got there,” Papin told AS.”The perfect example is Benzema – he scored a lot of goals and now nothing’s coming off for him. He doesn’t even look dangerous, which is very strange.”But nobody is better placed than [Zinedine] Zidane to judge what the team needs. He knows the group and has confidence in those players.”He wasn’t wrong over the last two seasons so we have to trust him. I respect Zidane a lot. What he has done is great.”Of Benzema’s difficulties in front of goal, he added: “The life of a striker is not perfect all the time, there’s always a period when things don’t happen for you.”The problem is that it’s happening for Madrid collectively all at the same time. I think Madrid will be stronger in the coming weeks.”Cristiano Ronaldo is also enduring a tough season, with 10 players scoring more than his eight La Liga goals this season. However, he leads the way in the Champions League, having hit the back of the net nine times.Papin does not think the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is past his best, stating matters behind the scenes have likely led to a dip in his form.He said: “There are a lot of rumours about his possible departure from the club in the summer, which won’t help his confidence. He needs to play and score to be one hundred per cent.”He is 33 years old. I don’t think he’s in decline, but there are players alongside him who aren’t playing as well as they have.”Benzema does not score and Cristiano finding it difficult are factors that demonstrate things are not well for Madrid.”
October 28, 2019
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan coach Spalletti sympathises with Napoli after late Lautaro winnerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti had sympathy with Napoli after last night’s late 1-0 win.Lautaro Martinez went on to win the game at the 92nd minute.“I saw a strong Inter tonight from start to finish. In some ways, we deserved the victory, as we pushed hard,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.“At the same time, if Asamoah hadn’t cleared off the line, we could’ve lost, as that was a tough situation to get out of. It was more importantly a very entertaining game between two teams who moved the ball with pace, played good football and in a way, both deserved the points.”Lautaro came off the bench and snatched a last-gasp winner just moments after Kwadwo Asamoah’s goal-line clearance to deny Piotr Zielinski.“Lautaro is doing what he has to do. He could’ve done better in the past, but he took his opportunity coming off the bench today.“Napoli have a squad of absolute quality and move the ball around at 1,000km/h.”
October 25, 2019
graphs view more view less R Ashwin on Mankad controversy: I did not plan it, was within rules of the gameIPL 2019: R Ashwin said his decision to Mankad Jos Buttler was an instinctive one and added he had not planned on it. The Mankading incident sparked off a huge controversy during KXIP’s opening win vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. commentary No data available! scorecard Rajarshi Gupta JaipurMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 26, 2019 08:54 IST IPL 2019, RR vs KXIP: Ravichandran Ashwin mankaded Jos Buttler in Jaipur on Monday. (@lionsdenkxip Photo)HIGHLIGHTSR Ashwin said he had not planned on Mankading Jos Buttler during the KXIP-RR game in JaipurAshwin’s decision to Mankad Buttler sparked off a massive controversy England cricket stars were severely critical of R Ashwin after the Mankading rowR Ashwin said he had no argument to offer after a controversy erupted over his decision to Mankad Jos Buttler in Jaipur. Rajasthan Royals were cruising along at 108 for 1 in their chase of 185 before the incident – by the end of the night, RR had fallen short and KXIP had won their opening game of the 2019 Indian Premier League by 14 runs.Opinions were divided after Ashwin’s Mankading but the man himself did not offer anything more to the debate and said it was an instinctive decision.”It was pretty instinctive. I actually didn’t load and he (Buttler) left the crease,” Ashwin said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “That’s always been my take on it because it’s my half of the crease. I was not even at the crease, he wasn’t even looking at me and he just left the place,” Ashwin said.RR vs KXIP, IPL 2019: HIGHLIGHTS | REPORTAshwin said he was not sure if Buttler’s controversial decision was the turning point of the game: “We ended on the right side of the coin, but I definitely think that those are game-changing moments,” he said.Later in the press conference, Ashwin said he was thinking of the rules of the game and not the spirit. “It was instinctive. It wasn’t planned. I don’t know where the spirit of the game things comes because if it’s within the rules, it is. I don’t understand the point of sporting spirit because it is within the rules.”R Ashwin was severly criticised by Jos Buttler’s England teammates Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy while South Africa pacer Dale Steyn felt Ashwin was not going to win any Spirit of Cricket Awards.advertisement”I can’t believe what I’m seeing!! @IPL Terrible example to set for young kids coming through. In time I think Ashwin will regret that,” Morgan tweeted while Roy kept it short and said: “Ashwin, that’s shocking behaviour! Very disappointed to see that.”Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said the Mankading was against the spirit of the game. “It’s not on, it’s an absolute shocker,” he said.Pietersen felt it would have been okay had Ashwin warned Buttler about his tendency to leave the crease at the non-striker’s end.However, Aakash Chopra said the Law of the game was above the “Mythical Spirit of The Game.”Snehal Pradhan said Ashwin resurrected a mode of dismissal that should be applied against all batsmen “who look to gain an extra centimetre.”Also Read | England cricket stars slam R Ashwin after he Mankads Jos ButtlerAlso Read | Remember Ashwin doing the same in an international game: Kaif on Mankad controversyFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ravichandran AshwinFollow Jos ButtlerFollow Mankad controversyFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow RR vs KXIPFollow IPL 2019 advertisement
October 22, 2019
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is asking businesses and organizations to help paint a clear picture of employment equity in the province. The commission is looking for Nova Scotia employers to take part in the Employment Equity Partnership survey launched today, Jan. 22. The survey will gather information from the public, private and non-profit sectors to examine employment equity trends and help build the Employment Equity Partnership program. Krista Daley, director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, said the survey is an opportunity for organizations to become involved in discussion on employment equity. “We are looking for participation from a variety of organizations so that we have an accurate idea of how we are doing as a province,” said Krista Daley, director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.”With the results of this survey, we hope to improve our understanding of employment equity issues and better reflect the needs of employers in the Employment Equity Partnership program.” The Employment Equity Partnership, announced last spring, has the commission partnering with a number of agencies and organizations to promote equity, inclusion and diversity in the workforce. The initiative works to create policy to replace affirmative-action agreements and address barriers faced by some members of the workforce. It also aims to create more discussion with employers, researchers and communities across the province about employment equity issues. The survey takes five to 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous and confidential. Individual responses will not be released, shared or published. The survey can be found online at www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights . The deadline for responses is Friday, Feb. 19.
October 17, 2019
TORONTO — Hate crimes were reported relatively more frequently in Hamilton last year than in any other city in the country, according to new data from Statistics Canada.As in previous years, the city outpaced Quebec City and Ottawa when it came to the 1,798 incidents reported to police across Canada last year.Following a 47 per cent surge in 2017, the number of police-reported hate crimes in Canada dipped 13 per cent last year, Statistics Canada reported. Despite the slight decline, the number of hate crimes in 2018 aligns with the upward trend observed since 2014.Hamilton, however, saw no decline last year, climbing 6.6 per cent in 2018 after a 30 per cent jump in 2017.At 17.1 reported incidents per 100,000 population, the Hamilton rate was more than three times the national average of 4.9 per cent per 100,000 people. By contrast, Quebec City had 11 and Ottawa 9.8.Some observers said the Steeltown numbers came as no surprise.“We have been a hot bed for far-right, neo-Nazi organizing,” said Matthew Green, executive director for the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. “What has been accepted as acceptable discourse now includes such a far range of racist, xenophobic, homophobic language that people feel like it’s OK for them to say things and do things under the guise of free speech that cross the threshold of hate crimes.”The Statistics Canada data, released on Tuesday, show 97 hate incidents were reported to Hamilton police in 2018. Of those, 41 were against the Black community, and another 30 were directed at Jewish people. In 2016, Hamilton saw 70 hate crimes reported, with 26 per cent aimed at the black population and 27 per cent at Jews.Hamilton Det. Paul Corrigan said the most common form of hate crime was graffiti, most of which involved swastikas, with assaults in second place.Tina Fetner, an associate sociology professor at McMaster University, said Hamilton has high levels of diversity and inequality. She wondered how many of the reports resulted in convictions. Diversity of residents is not reflected in the leadership of the city, Fetner said. At the same time, she said, hatemongers have had free rein.“There’s been a tolerance for extreme right and, some would say, hate groups that have been mobilizing around City Hall on a weekly basis,” Fetner said. “There’s been a tolerance for people with white supremacist ties (and) people with anti-LGBTQ histories who have been given a place to perform their activism with no consequences.”In a statement, Mayor Fred Eisenberger urged residents to stand up against prejudice, exclusion and discrimination.“The statistics show that hate is an ongoing challenge in our city,” Eisenberger said. “An increase in reported hate crimes can be a direct result of increased outreach by our police services or greater public awareness and encouragement of reporting hate.”Corrigan said Hamilton police have been providing officers with sensitivity training, talking about discrimination in schools, and hosting up to 70 events in the community each year. The fact that people are reporting hate incidents is a good thing, he said.“Being No. 1 is not where we want to be, but it does show that we are reaching out to communities and communities are talking to us,” Corrigan said.Green, however, said most racism and hate crimes remain unreported. He said city leaders had failed to publicly denounce white supremacy, thereby emboldening and legitimizing racism while unintentionally alienating marginalized members of the community.“We are unsurprised that there’s a growing boldness and public face to this movement that has been largely underground for the last decade,” Green said. “They have re-emerged but they certainly have not just appeared out of the blue.”Green, a former city councillor, also said what police call a hate crime is problematic.“We have to take a serious look at the threshold of a hate crime, who gets to decide what that is,” he said. “The laws as they stand create too much of an arbitrary decision by law enforcement.”Emerald Bensadoun, The Canadian Press
October 11, 2019
1 June 2010United Nations agencies are preparing to assist tens of thousands of people in the wake of tropical storm Agatha, which resulted in heavy flooding, landslides and other calamities in parts of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. All three countries have declared emergencies following the storm, which is reported to have caused 92 deaths in Guatemala – which received the largest amount of rainfall registered in over 60 years – and caused over 150,000 people to be evacuated. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today that rains are continuing, especially in Guatemala, but the tropical storm has been downgraded to a low pressure system and is dissipating gradually.The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has allocated an initial amount of $50,000 for assessments and for defining an early recovery strategy. Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) is requesting $500,000 to provide initial assistance to some 10,000 people for 15 days. This is in addition to the relief and food items being sent by the Government to the affected areas.The situation in Guatemala has been made worse by the ashes of the Pacaya volcano, which began erupting last Thursday in the south of the country.In neighbouring Honduras, 14 deaths have been reported in the wake of the storm. The WFP office in that country has pledged to deliver more than 12,000 pounds of food aid. Ten people have reportedly died in El Salvador, where some 11,000 people were evacuated. OCHA stands ready to support and has put a UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team on standby. It has also provided a list of available emergency relief goods ready to be shipped from the UN warehouse in Brindisi, Italy.
October 8, 2019
Former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran gave evidence today before the Presidential Commission investigating the alleged treasury bond scam.Mahendran was the Governor of the Central Bank at the time the alleged scam took place.
October 2, 2019
“In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a big shift, a sense of self-confidence a sense that it can be beaten,” David Nabarro said in an interview with the UN News Centre this afternoon. “[The shift] started in early December in Liberia, with some parts of the country that had been so badly affected beforehand reporting near zero or zero cases; other parts of the country at least beginning to feel better.”This, Dr. Nabarro said, is a major change from when he took up his position last August. He describes the situation then as ‘frightening’ and filled with unknowns. “We were bracing ourselves for some very bad news,” he said. “And there was bad news. September was worse, and October was difficult.”In September, cases in the region were rising by 150 per day and the daily tally was increasing exponentially, with the outbreak accelerating ahead of the response. Since then, the daily figure for new cases has reduced to about 50 per day, with the number of cases week-by-week gradually reducing. The Governments of the affected countries have been leading efforst to curb the spread of the virus, supported by the UN Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER), operating in an area the size of France.In recent weeks, Dr. Nabarro said, the response has taken on a much more local feel, shifting from treatment, safe burials and community mobilization to focusing on identifying those most at risk and those who have the disease, isolating them, and tracking down everybody with whom they have had contact.“The phase that we’re involved in right now is called ‘case finding and contact tracing,’” he said. “It’s like detective work. And that’s where we are right now, with the absolute goal of reaching the point where there is no more Ebola infection in the region, and at the same time where we’re seeing a recovery of the normal aspects of life, like schooling, like healthcare, like agriculture and like markets, all the things that represent normal life coming back.”That ‘detective work’ is part of what helps drive numbers of new cases down towards zero. Once new cases are emanating only from lists of people cited as having been in contact with someone who has Ebola, progress is being made towards zero cases. If surprises and flare-ups are still occurring, then there is still more to be done.“In some parts of the region, I’m happy to tell you, that we really do understand the chains of transmission and the contact tracing is very good,” he said. “In other parts, we’re still getting surprises. Flare-ups suddenly occur.”To maintain the vigilance and rapid response times that are vital to eradicating Ebola, Dr. Nabarro underlined the need for experienced epidemiologists and anthropologists, who together can keep a close watch on the levels of disease and what’s happening in the population to respond to it.“We need them everywhere. We need hundreds of them,” he said, “because we need to be able to find every single person who has Ebola and keep them under surveillance and get them under treatment if they get sick and when they get sick.”The experts need the support of supervisors; need the most effective IT for communication; and need transport systems so they can be supplied with everything they need in places without roads or access of any kind. People, materials and money will be vital going forward, and Dr. Nabarro said he would ask Governments and foundations to contribute on his upcoming trip to Europe.He was also enthusiastic about news of success in efforts to develop a vaccine for Ebola, and stressed that once a viable vaccine is approved, at-risk health workers should be the first immunized.“In the last few months, hundreds of health workers have got sick with the disease and too many of them have made the ultimate sacrifice,” he said. “I would like to be sure that the moment the vaccines becomes available, it’ll be the health workers who are most at risk who are protected.”
October 2, 2019
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky State has fired veteran football coach John L. Smith and replaced him with defensive co-ordinator Kevin Weston on an interim basis.The school added in a news release Tuesday that it will seek to “take the program to new heights.”Smith, who previously coached Division I programs at Louisville, Michigan State and Arkansas, was 7-25 in three seasons with the Division II Thorobreds. KSU was 0-10 this past season. He went 4-7 in 2016 and won the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference West division title before KSU lost the conference championship to Fort Valley State in overtime. Smith was named SIAC Coach of the Year.KSU athletic director Etienne M. Thomas thanked Smith for his “time, talents and dedication” to the program and wished him well.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press
October 2, 2019
Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell shoots a shot during the Buckeyes’ game against Washington on Nov. 19. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorIt was senior guard Kelsey Mitchell’s night Wednesday, scoring a team-high 30 points and becoming the program’s career leader in points en route to leading No. 12 Ohio State (9-2) to a 103-77 victory against Florida (5-4) in Gainesville, Florida.Mitchell, who came into the night with a long list of accomplishments on her resume, including being the NCAA all-time leader in 3 pointers made, eclipsed the Ohio State record in points set by Jantel Lavender — who played from 2007 to 2011 — at 2,818. Mitchell finished the evening with 2,840 points.In the first quarter alone, Mitchell shot 6-10 from the field and finished the quarter with 15 points. Five Ohio State players finished with double digits on the night, including guard Sierra Calhoun, who finished with 21 points and two assists.Florida senior Haley Lorenzen recorded a double-double for the Gators with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Ohio State will hope to hang onto its momentum with a six-day layover in its sights before its next contest. The Buckeyes return to Columbus to face Dartmouth on Dec. 15.
September 19, 2019
Twitter Facebook WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segment Pinterest Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE has posted highlights from last night’s RAW, including a clip (above) showing Braun Strowman destroying Vince McMahon’s limo backstage.McMahon fined Strowman $100,000 and pulled him from the previously scheduled Universal Championship match at the Royal Rumble against Brock Lesnar.Bobby Lashley wins the Intercontinental Championship Google+
September 19, 2019
Temperatures hit 100 degrees on Sunday, setting a record for the hottest June 25 in Vancouver history.Sunday’s temperature narrowly beat out 1925’s 99-degree day, according to Will Ahue, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland.Temperatures hit triple digits right before 4 p.m. on Sunday, the second straight day Vancouver saw heat reach the high 90s. Saturday topped out at 98 degrees, according to the weather service. Sunday was the first day this year Vancouver has seen temperatures reach 100 degrees, Ahue said.Normal temperatures for Vancouver at this time of year are in the mid-70s throughout the last three years, according to Ahue.“It is the summer,” he said. “We should expect a few hot days.”The heat isn’t expect to last into the week.“We’ve got cooler weather coming in,” Ahue said. “We’re going to feel our nice marine air coming into the valley.”Temperatures today are expected to stay somewhere in the mid 70s, and maybe get into the 80s, Ahue said. For the rest of the week, Ahue said, the weather will stay in that mid-70 to mid-80 range, and it should remain mostly dry.“We’ll probably fall into our typical pattern: morning clouds, afternoon sun,” he said. “It should be a nice summer week.”
September 18, 2019
Stoke City have today completed the signing of defender Cuco Martina from Everton on a season-long loan deal.According to Sky Sports, the deal for Cuco Martina has been finalised today and both clubs have confirmed.#SCFC are delighted to welcome Cuco Martina to the @bet365 Stadium on a season-long loan from @Everton, subject to EFL and FA approval. #welcomeCuco pic.twitter.com/ui0ZqN8JP1— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 17, 2018Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Cuco Martina, primarily a right-back made 28 appearances for Everton last season and also spent time at left-back after Seamus Coleman recovered from injury.He is a Curacao international and has been capped 37 times, but born in the NetherlandsThe defender is Stoke City’s second loan signing from Everton and the third loan signing this summer – and the Potters also signed the centre-back, Ashley Williams.Stoke manager Gary Rowett said: “Cuco adds size, strength and power to our back-line and he has shown in the Premier League that he can play in a variety of positions.”Chief executive Tony Scholes added: “We are delighted to have secured the services of such an experienced player, whose versatility will give an added dimension to our squad.”
September 15, 2019
BOSTON (WSVN) – A pair of Massachusetts State troopers were put to the test Wednesday night as they frantically scrambled to wrangle a rabbit that was stuck on the Zakim Bridge.Dustin Finch tweeted a video showing two troopers with boxing chasing the rabbit, which was running near the concrete wall that runs along Interstate 93.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 22.22%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAfter several failed attempts to capture the rabbit, both troopers finally came together it scooped it up off the road.“Troopers caught this wascally wabbit on the Zakim Bridge tonight! Nice work,” Finch said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
September 9, 2019
Since the mid-1990s more polar bears have been coming ashore near Kaktovik. And in the last 10 years more and more tourists are coming to see them. (Photo by Jennifer Pemberton/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Polar bears are technically the largest land carnivore on earth. But they’re also marine mammals. And in the last couple of decades the Arctic sea ice has begun to vanish out from under them. So they are spending more time on land.Nowhere is this more visible than in the tiny Alaska Native village of Kaktovik, on the coast of the Beaufort Sea. And while we hear a lot of alarm about how vulnerable polar bears are to climate change, in Kaktovik, changing ice conditions have created something different: too many bears.There have always been polar bears around Kaktovik. But they used to be out on the sea ice, hunting their prey of choice: ringed seals.In the mid-1990s, that started to change. Locals started noticing more bears on shore. And researchers noticed that female bears were making dens more in the snow on land rather than out on the ice.“The Fish and Wildlife Service biologist started hearing about increasing numbers of polar bears on land from residents as early as the early 2000s,” Jennifer Reed said. Reed works for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which surrounds Kaktovik.When they started seeing more bears on land — and in town — than ever before, the community asked for help.So, Reed and other federal wildlife managers came in and started teaching people bear safety — like what to do if a bear came into the village, and how to get it to leave without hurting it.And then in 2008, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced that polar bears were threatened in the United States. Not because their numbers were declining, but precisely for the reason they were coming ashore in Kaktovik: their world was changing and fast.Suddenly the whole world was aware of the polar bears’ plight. And that’s when outsiders started showing up in Kaktovik: tourists, who wanted to see polar bears before they went extinct.“Before 2011, you know, visitor numbers for polar bear viewing in Kaktovik were, gosh, less than 50 annually,” Reed said. “Today we’re talking about hundreds and hundreds of visitors many from around the world each year.”More than 2,000 people came to Kaktovik last year to see polar bears. That’s a major tourism boom for a town this size in a place this remote.Polar bear tracks on a shallow lagoon of the Beaufort Sea, headed toward Kaktovik. (Photo by Jennifer Pemberton, Alaska’s Energy Desk)Most of the tourists come in the fall, for a number of reasons. That’s when the sea ice is the farthest away from the shore, forcing the bears toward land. Also that’s when the people of Kaktovik harvest three bowhead whales.At the edge of town, there’s a huge pile of bones, where the community has been taking their whale remains for decades.It’s not safe to walk to the edge of town alone any time of year, so I hitch a ride with Bruce Inglangasak, an Inupiaq subsistence hunter who offers wildlife viewing tours, including polar bear tours in the fall.Inglangasak says he’s seen a lot of changes since he moved to Kaktovik — bigger storms, less sea ice, more polar bears.The bone pile is at the end of the old airstrip, a narrow strip of land with the frozen Beaufort Sea on both sides. Even in summer, the road is covered in so much snow, we can’t get any closer than maybe a half mile.There aren’t any bears at the bone pile today, but Inglangasak says he sees bears year round.“All winter, we see them going east or west,” Inglangasak said. “They migrate along the coastal coastline where the pressure ridges are. That’s where the seals have their dens.”As summer progresses and turns to fall, the ice will be gone and some bears will be stranded near Kaktovik until the sea freezes again in October or November.Those stranded bears are a guarantee for tourists. But not everyone is on board with the attraction.When Inglangasak became a licensed guide, he says 90% of the town was against commercial tourism.“The community was scared about, you know, activists that was going to try to get us to shut down the whaling — subsistence whaling,” Inglangasak said. “But that’s not true.”The tourists haven’t stopped whaling, but there are still people in Kaktovik who feel like visitors gawk at their subsistence activities. It’s an invasion of privacy.Also, late last year Congress opened up part of the Arctic Refuge to allow oil exploration and development on the coastal plain where Kaktovik is located. So, the town is preparing for a potential oil boom. It could be a game-changer for the whole region.And for some people, that makes polar bear tourism — and the money it brings in — seem like a drop in the bucket compared to the potential of oil.But that’s months or years away. And right now, there’s plane load after plane load of tourists eager to see Alaska’s most iconic endangered species.This story is part of the podcast, Midnight Oil: The Big Thaw, from Alaska’s Energy Desk. To hear more, visit the website or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.