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Man shot at in Begusarai after he reveals his ‘Muslim name’

first_imgA Muslim man, Mohd. Qasim, was shot at in Begusarai district of Bihar on Sunday morning allegedly after the assailant asked him his name. An FIR was later lodged at the local police station but the accused, who was named, has not yet been arrested.Mr. Qasim, 28, was shot at in Kumbhi village allegedly by a local criminal Rajiv Yadav. The victim, a detergent salesman, had gone to Kumbhi on his bike to collect money from customers.A video of an injured Mr. Qasim speaking about the incident, has gone viral on social media.“I was stopped by Rajiv Yadav and he asked for my name… when I told him, he fired on me, saying “What are you doing here? You should go to Pakistan,” Mr. Qasim says in the video. “Rajiv Yadav was drunk and when he started loading another cartridge in his pistol, I pushed him and fled leaving my motorcycle.”Shot in the backShot in the back, Mr. Qasim said none of the bystanders came to his rescue at first. However, when Yadav left the spot after firing in the air, some villagers took him to the local police station and the police then admitted him to the local government hospital.‘Feeling threatened’Mr. Qasim was later shifted to a private nursing home. “He is still critical. Doctors are scheduled to operate on him to remove the bullet,” Mohd. Javed, his brother, told The Hindu over the phone. “Yes, we’re feeling threatened after the incident…The accused has not been arrested yet,” he added.Begusarai Superintendent of Police Awakash Kumar said, “Mohd Qasim has lodged an FIR at the local Cheria-Bariarpur police station and has also named one person. We are conducting a raid to arrest him but he is at large.Earlier, Mr. Kumar had urged people not to generalise a single incident.‘Don’t generalise’In series of tweets, he said, “Let us not fall into this trap. Matter shall be investigated thoroughly and guilty punished. But request all not to spread such rumours based on action of a single individual. One must realise this sends a wrong message not only in local area but to whole nation and might disturb our social fabric in the long term.”In the recently concluded general election, former Union Minister Giriraj Singh won the Begusarai seat, defeating CPI candidate and former JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar by over 4.5 lakh votes.last_img read more

Another thrilling season looms

first_imgLATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Experts expect Pacquiao to have little problem in disposing of the 29-year-old Broner and touch off what many expect to be another thrilling sporting season that will culminate with the country’s hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in November.Filipinos ruled the SEA Games for the first time in 2005 and officials hope to duplicate that feat in the wake of the country’s strong performance of four golds on top of two silver and 15 bronze medals in last year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionBasketball is expected to dominate the local sports scene once more with the Philippine Basketball Association kicking off its 44th season with the Philippine Cup on Jan. 13, coinciding with the Leo Awards where June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer is a major contender for a record fifth straight PBA Most Valuable Player award.The Beermen will be the team to beat as they seek an unprecedented fifth all-Filipino title with top guard Terrence Romeo, who was earlier traded by the TNT KaTropa reportedly due to his differences with seven teammates. View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 WBA WELTERWEIGHT BOUT Two days before 2019, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao sparred for 10 rounds at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California—three rounds against Arnold Gonzalez, three against Lydell Rhodes and four against George Kambosos Jr. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is in the most intense phase of training as he prepares for his WBA welterweight world title defense against four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) of Cincinnati on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 40-year-old Pacquiao’s training is being supervised by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and best friend Buboy Fernandez. BOXINGSCENE.COM/WENDELL ALINEA-MP PROMOTIONSAfter providing one of the highlights of a memorable year for Philippine sports, Manny Pacquiao tries to usher in an even more momentous 2019 with a successful defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown as a 40-year-old fighter.Pacquiao, again taking time out as a member of the Philippine Senate, will stake the title he wrested from Lucas Matthysse—via a seventh-round technical knockout last July—against American Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Floyd Mayweather clobbers Japanese kickboxer for TKO win Romeo, a former Gilas Pilipinas standout, joined TNT from GlobalPort (now NorthPort) where he had a falling out with coach Pido Jarencio.If NBA veteran Andray Blatche rejoins Gilas as promised, the naturalized Filipino will surely give the PH five a big boost in the sixth window of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers scheduled late next month.Blatche missed the last four Gilas outings, the first three due to a suspension slapped by Fiba following a free-for-all that marred the Filipinos’ game with Australia last July. Gilas hopes to tap Blatche anew when it plays Qatar on Feb. 21 and Kazakhstan on Feb. 24 and remain in contention for a slot in the World Cup tournament proper.The Ateneo-University of the Philippines rivalry in the UAAP will be another top attraction with the Eagles shooting for a third straight crown and the Maroons, last season’s surprise finalists, returning with two blue chip additions in Kobe Paras and Ricci Rivero.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READlast_img read more

Celtics rally past Pacers to pull ahead 2-0 in first round series

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 99-91 Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.Coming out of a timeout and with a chance for Indiana to tie, the Pacers’ Wesley Matthews threw an inbounds pass into the bench on the other side of the court with 12.1 seconds left. On the ensuing play, the Celtics’ Al Horford passed to Jayson Tatum, who was fouled on a two-handed dunk. He completed the three-point play to make it 97-91 with 8.8 seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Pacers turned it over again and the Celtics were able to close out the game at the free throw line.Tatum scored 26 points, including his thunderous dunk down the stretch to help punctuate a 10-0 run by Boston over the final five minutes. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Game 3 is Friday in Indiana.Darren Collison scored seven points during a 10-0 run that gave the Pacers a 70-58 lead in the third quarter as turnovers began to pile up for the Celtics.Indiana led 79-68 entering the fourth. Horford opened the final period scoring on a hook shot in the lane and Tyreke Evans responded with a 3-pointer on Indiana’s first possession.But then Boston got hot, using a 16-0 run, including eight straight by Irving, to take an 86-82 lead with 5:04 to play. Indiana missed 10 straight shots during the run, finally breaking a nearly eight-minute scoring drought with a 3-pointer by Matthews in front of the Celtics’ bench.Bogdanovic hit a 3-pointer from virtually the same spot as Matthews to put the Pacers back in front. Gordon Hayward responded with a jumper, before Bogdanovic hit another 3 over Horford that made it 91-89 Pacers with 2:16 remaining.Following an Indiana miss, Tatum connected on a 3-pointer from the corner. And after Horford blocked Bogdanovic at the rim, Tatum found a cutting Hayward for a layup and the Pacers were undone by their late turnovers.“Missed a couple of good looks. Held them under a 100. The defense was still there. They made more timely baskets than we did,” Matthews said.Horford was a game-time decision with an illness but was able to remain in the Celtics’ starting lineup. He was noticeably a step slower at the outset and didn’t’ take his first shot until late in the second quarter. He didn’t score his first points until the fourth, finishing with four points, 10 rebounds and four assists for the game.“It wasn’t just about putting points on the board, it was just about doing the little things,” Irving said. “It was a gritty win.”TIP-INS DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Pacers: Were outrebounded for the second straight game 41-32.Celtics: Coach Brad Stevens received a technical foul in the third quarter. It marked just was just third of the season.BETTER STARTAfter both teams struggled from the field in Game 1, they combined to hit 10 straight shots to open Game 2.The Pacers shot 65 percent in the first quarter, but were just 7 for 20 from the field and 0 for 7 from beyond the 3-point arc in the second. The Celtics seized on it, outscoring them 23-17 in the quarter and taking a 52-50 halftime lead.PATRIOT SUPPORTSeveral New England Patriots were in attendance for Game 2. Among those in attendance were coach Bill Belichick, reigning Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Devin and Jason McCourty, Sony Michel and Duron Harmon.UP NEXTThe series shifts to Indianapolis for Game 3 on Friday. Irving said being able to have this kind of performance at TD Garden after sitting out the playoffs last season wasn’t lost on him.“It’s just been a long journey,” Irving said. “From having those two knee surgeries and watching the team last year and finally getting chance to lace them up for the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs — it’s nothing like it.”After scoring only eight points in the third quarter of Game 1, the Pacers scored only 12 points in the fourth of Game 2.“It’s always been one quarter that kills us in the second half,” Thaddeus Young said. “We’re getting good looks and shots are not falling. … We gotta put together a 48-minute game and we haven’t been able to that.”Bojan Bogdanovic led Indiana with 23 points. Young added 15 points. Myles Turner finished with six blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis MOST READ Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) hangs on the rim after slamming a dunk against the Indiana Pacers in the final minute of the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Boston. The Celtics won 99-91. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON — A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics.In Game 2, Boston seized on a fourth-quarter collapse by Indiana.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

AirAsia announces free flights for India medallists at Rio Olympics, Paralympics

first_imgLow-cost carrier AirAsia on Wednesday announced free flights for all Indian sports persons who won medals at the Rio Olympics and Paralympics.The gold medallists have been offered free flights for life while the silver and bronze medallists at the two sports events will be eligible for five and three years of free flights, respectively. (Also read: Rio Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia breaks own world record, wins Gold in javelin throw)The Indian medallists who won Gold, Silver and Bronze will be able to fly to any of the over 120 destinations within AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive network in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, said AirAsia India CEO Amar Abrol at a news conference here. Indian sports persons won a silver and bronze at the Rio Olympics held during August 5-21. Indian paralympians have so far bagged two golds, one silver and a bronze at the Rio Paralympics being held from September 7 to 18.last_img read more

Florida State QB James Blackman Reportedly Enters Transfer Portal

first_imgA general view of a Florida State football game.TALLAHASSEE, FL – OCTOBER 7: Doak S. Campbell Stadium during the first half of an NCAA football game at Doak S. Campbell Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)The NCAA transfer portal is heating up. According to multiple reports, Florida State quarterback James Blackman has entered his name.Blackman spent this past season as the backup for the Seminoles behind Deiondre Francois, making one start and appearing in four games. He completed 33 of 51 passes for 510 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.Since he only played in four contests, Blackman preserved his redshirt for 2018. As a true freshman in 2017, he made 12 starts in place of an injured Francois, completing 58 percent of his passes for 2,230 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.247Sports’ Brendan Sonnone broke the news of Blackman’s decision.I’ve learned that FSU QB James Blackman has placed his name in the NCAA transfer portal.More details here: https://t.co/i4y0RAF927— Brendan Sonnone (@BSonnone) January 16, 2019SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic also reported that Florida State wide receiver George Campbell and tight end Naseir Upshur have entered the portal.Florida State WR George Campbell, a former five-star recruit & TE Naseir Upshur, a former four-star recruit have entered the transfer portal.— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 16, 2019Blackman, Campbell and Upshur could still elect to return to Tallahassee. Entering your name in the portal doesn’t lock in a transfer; it simply allows you the opportunity to communicate with other programs.However, given the fact Francois is returning to school in 2019, Blackman may be thinking he will be better served elsewhere.last_img read more

Prime Minister to Attend Summit of Heads of State/Government of PetroCaribe in Managua, Nicaragua

first_imgPrime Minister the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller will depart on Saturday the 29 of June for Managua, Nicaragua to attend a Summitof Heads of State/Government of PetroCaribe.The Prime Minister will attend sessions with Heads following a meeting withMinisters and officials. She will be accompanied by the Hon. Dr. Carlton Davis, Special Advisor, Ms. Onika Miller, Permanent Secretary OPM and Dr. Deborah Hickling.The Summit will focus primarily on the PetroCaribe Energy Cooperation Agreement and new initiatives to strengthen its operations.The Prime Minister will return to the island on Saturday evening and in her absence the Hon. Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change will be in charge of the Government.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Hants County

first_imgHANTS COUNTY: Highway 101 Closed Between Exits 7 and 8 A section of Highway 101 is closed, between Exit 7 at Falmouth and Exit 8 at Hantsport, because of a traffic collision. The area is expected to be closed for about two hours. -30-last_img

JDU Dalit leader found hanging inside Bihar police station 3 policemen held

first_imgBiharsharif: A local leader of the ruling JD(U) in Bihar was found hanging in the toilet inside a police station, hours after being picked up for interrogation, evoking violent protests from residents of his village in Nalanda district.Three police personnel were arrested in connection with the Dalit politician’s death, a communication from the district administration said on Friday. Ganesh Ravidas (45) was found hanging from the ceiling of the toilet at Nagarnausa police station in Nalanda district on late Thursday night, official sources said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!JD(U) national president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also belongs to the same district. Ravidas, who was the block president of the partys Mahadalit cell, was picked up for interrogation in connection with the kidnapping of a girl wherein he was not named an accused, the sources said. As the news of the death spread to his village early Friday, his supporters stormed the police station and began hurling stones, leaving a few policemen injured. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedThe villagers alleged that it was a suicide abetted by custodial torture. Some of the villagers alleged that they have noticed injury marks on the forehead of the deceased, which indicated that he was driven to suicide by torture at the hands of the police. They alleged that Ravidas had helped the girl marry the man she loved and take shelter in some far-off city, much to the chagrin of her father who had lodged a case of abduction. The locals further alleged that the police had been in cahoots with the girls father and putting pressure on Ravidas to divulge her whereabouts. Meanwhile, DIG, Central Range, Rajesh Kumar rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation and upon his instructions, the SHO of Nagarnausa Kamlesh Kumar, Additional Sub-Inspector Balwinder Rai and Chowkidar Sanjay Paswan have been placed under arrest, a communication from the district administration said. A case has been registered against the three arrested police personnel by the family members of the deceased under the SC/ST Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code, the communication added.last_img read more

Police investigating after potlaced brownies served at community lunch

first_imgPARRY SOUND, Ont. — Ontario’s provincial police say they’re investigating after several people appeared to “overdose” on cannabis after eating brownies served at a community lunch.Police did not provide details about the event in Whitestone, Ont., including when it took place.But they say several attendees required medical attention after eating the brownies.Police say they experienced symptoms such as dry mouth, disorientation and occasional nausea.Police say no one suffered lasting effects from the spiked dessert.No suspects are in custody and the investigation is ongoing. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Spotifys Top 10 most viral tracks

by The Associated Press Posted Apr 2, 2013 10:03 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, March 25, to Sunday, March 31, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.1. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak, LLC)2. M83 feat. Susanne Sundor, “Oblivion” (Back Lot Music)3. Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young” (XL)4. OneRepublic, “Counting Stars” (Mosley Music/Interscope Records)5. Nico Vega, “Beast” (Daniel Epand)6. Chvrches, “Recover” (Goodbye Records/Virgin Records)7. Lights feat. Owl City, “Cactus in the Valley (Acoustic)” (Last Gang Records)8. The 1975, “Chocolate” (Dirty Hit Records Under Exclusive License to Universal Music Canada Inc.)9. Phosphorescent, “Song for Zula” (Dead Oceans)10. Ariana Grande, “The Way” (Universal Republic Records)UNITED KINGDOM1. Nico Vega, “Beast” (Daniel Epand)2. Garbage, “Not Your Kind of People” (STUNVOLUME)3. 30 Seconds to Mars, “Up in the Air” (Virgin Records)4. M83 feat. Susanne Sundor, “Oblivion” (Back Lot Music)5. Phosphorescent, “Song for Zula” (Dead Oceans)6. Ant & Dec, “Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble_100 per cent Radio Mix” (Demon Digital)7. Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young” (XL)8. OneRepublic, “Counting Stars” (Mosley Music/Interscope Records)9. Half Moon Run, “Full Circle” (Indica Records)10. John Grant, “GMF” (Bella Union) Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks read more

Record numbers of global businesses seek UK aftermarket expertise

“The event was particularly helpful in consolidating our relationship with existing customers. Although Sussex Autoparts does not have a base in central Europe, we can utilise opportunities such as this to access customers under one roof as well as generate new ones,” said Alan Gadd, managing director of Sussex Autoparts.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “This year’s show has highlighted the increasing demand for UK aftermarket expertise from markets all over the world,” said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt. “UK manufacturing has a strong reputation for producing and supplying high quality aftermarket solutions and UK suppliers are seeing the value in trading globally. SMMT continues to support opportunities such as these which help to match-make UK businesses with international customers.” “It was the first time we had been to the show and we have had a very good result with good leads,” Minesh Dhutia, general manager at KS International. “We received interest from companies from all over Europe, as well as markets further afield including Malta and Brazil.” This year’s UK group was the largest ever and received positive feedback from companies commenting on the opportunities for UK automotive exporters. UK automotive suppliers benefitted from record numbers of international attendees at this year’s Automechanika Frankfurt trade show, representing companies looking to source aftermarket parts and solutions. Supported by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and coordinated by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK group was represented in almost every hall at the Messe in Frankfurt in September to secure further business opportunities and to represent the scope and strength of the UK supply chain.According to the event’s organisers, around 155,000 visitors attended the trade show from 180 different countries, representing markets such as Germany, Italy, France, China, Russia and the US. Leigh Bramley, managing director at Merlin Diesel Systems said, “We have a list of over 600 potential customer contacts from enquiries received at the show as well as further interest from existing customers.”  “The level of interest in our re-manufactured common rail diesel engine product has been phenomenal. We have been getting enquiries from much further afield than ever before. Carwood was delighted with the show in all respects, the event itself and the support from the SMMT team were excellent. We have over 300 high quality business contacts to follow up with positive actions ranging from the standard ‘add to export mailing list’ through to agreed deals for national distribution of our products. The assistance in organisation, funding and administration were a great help to us as first time exhibitors and the practical aspects of translation services, meeting room and refreshments during the event were invaluable. Please put us down for 2012,” said Alan Baird, manager at Carwoods. SMMT also arranged for all eligible SME exhibitors to receive UKTI trade show grants to help the cost of attending. Many UK businesses reported significant new export business as a result of attending and are already making plans to attend in two years’ time as well as join SMMT International at a number of other international trade shows in the coming months.   Kevin Rooke, sales account manager at brake disc and brake drum supplier, Winnards, said: “During the show we collected 175 contact leads from companies all over the world including Russia, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Israel and just about every country in Europe. We have pulled in quite a bit of business already, including three new customers, one of whom has placed a firm order for over £50,000 for products that are already being despatched to Denmark. We have also picked up business from existing customers as a result of the face-to-face meetings we had at the show.” SMMT made arrangements for 52 UK companies to exhibit at Automechanika Frankfurt, including facilitating a networking reception that was attended by representatives from UKTI Foreign Posts and many of the other trade associations and overseas groups. read more

Buckeye mens basketball looks to improve newlook defense against Camels

OSU sophomore forward Marc Loving (2) goes up to the rim during a Nov. 18 game against Marquette at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 74-63.Credit: Muyao Shen / Lantern photographerWhile the competition might not be as strong for the Ohio State men’s basketball team early on, the Buckeyes are looking to work on the changes that have come with a new season.The Buckeyes are working four freshmen into a lineup that has just three regular season basketball games under its belt.With a game against Campbell looming Wednesday night, OSU coach Thad Matta said he wants to see his team improve on one particular thing.“Movement defensively, the reads of where we are supposed to go. I think that is probably the biggest thing we took out of Sunday night’s game,” Matta said Tuesday. “We did a lot of good things but we are trying to get our guys to understand that when we do what we are supposed to do we are a lot better than when we try to shortcut stuff.”One of the things that the Buckeyes are still getting used to on the defensive side of the ball is a newly implemented zone scheme. In the past, OSU had primarily run a man-to-man defense, and picking up the zone system was something that senior center Trey McDonald said was tough to understand at first.“It was an adjustment at first for a lot of us,” McDonald said Tuesday. “But I think we just all fell in love with it and we just bought in to owning our spots and learning our spots to the best of our abilities.”The Buckeyes seem to have figured the defense out quickly as they are holding their opponents to just 55.3 points per game while averaging 90.7 themselves, good for 11th best in the country.With the competition not being as stiff in the first three games, the Buckeyes have been able to start implementing their new defense and working out the kinks.McDonald said that the new zone defense specifically puts a new stress on the big men in the paint, something he added he is taking in stride.“He (Matta) made a point to all the bigs to go out there, protect the middle in our zone,” McDonald said. “For me those are the things that, playing this position, things that you should do. It is just something that comes natural.”McDonald’s counterpart at the center position, senior Amir Williams, is set to return to the floor Wednesday night against Campbell, Matta said. Williams sat out Sunday’s 106-48 win over Sacred Heart with soreness in his knee.“He is doing good. He is going to practice today,” Matta said Tuesday. “We were off yesterday. He has been running, doing skill instruction, those type of things. Planning on playing him tomorrow night.”With Williams coming back from the injury, and freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate and redshirt-senior Anthony Lee added to the mix this season, McDonald said the competition for minutes has made things more exciting around the Schottenstein Center.“It does make for a lot more fun in practice than just, me and him (Amir) going at it every day,” McDonald said. “It is a lot more different looks, sizes to play against. That really helped a lot of us, all of us actually.”With the mix of young and old players like Tate and McDonald, Matta said he can’t quite gauge how good the 2014-15 Buckeyes can be this early in the season.“I have asked myself that question. Where I think this team is, where I think this team can be, I don’t have that sense yet. I go back to the Marquette game, we had opportunities in the first half to really extend and we didn’t do it and we go up seven at halftime,” Matta said. “Guys are still kind of feeling their way through. I think once we get a level of consistency I will probably be able to be able to answer that question better.”The Buckeyes are set to take on the Campbell Camels on Wednesday at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

Queen jokes that noisy plane sounds like President Trump during cordial chat

first_imgThe Queen and Princess Margaret leaning against a large treeCredit:ITV “These days there is more noise from the air than in 1867, but Frogmore remains a wonderfully relaxing environment.” The monarch also chuckled when Sir David pointed out a sundial “neatly planted in the shade”.Asked how two nonagarians were still going strong, protecting the planet, he said: “We must be very lucky in our constitutions.“There are very many virtuous people I can think of who can’t walk at my age, so it’s a matter of luck isn’t it?” The Queen and Princess Margaret leaning against a large tree “There were problems in that where the palace is, geographically, there are always police sirens and ambulance sirens that make filming difficult,” he told the Radio Times. Heathrow airport is barely a seven mile drive from Frogmore House and its flight path passes very close to the royal retreat.It was suggested in 2015 that the monarch could receive millions of pounds in compensation to soundproof Windsor Castle due to the noise of planes from an expanded Heathrow.But aside from the noise pollution, the Queen and Sir David clearly revelled in each other’s company. Sir David Attenborough joins Her Majesty the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace Credit:ITV In any other circumstance, two 91-year-olds strolling slowly around a garden, complaining about the prevalence of noisy aircraft would hardly be of note.But when that elderly couple happens to be the Queen and Sir David Attenborough, old friends and undisputed national treasures, the nature of their conversation is rather more of interest.As it happened, the pair’s genial chatter was marred by the aforesaid overhead din.The Queen could not contain her irritation. “Why do they go round and round when you want to talk?” she pondered aloud. “But she took it all in her stride. It was a privilege of course, a very nice occasion — and she was very gracious. “She is very unsolemn, very good at putting people at their ease.”At one point, the Queen teased Sir David because he was struggling to identify the nametags on two oak trees planted to celebrate the births of Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.“The truth was I couldn’t find my glasses,” he said. Sir David Attenborough joins Her Majesty the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham PalaceCredit:ITV Sir David Attenborough joins Her Majesty the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace The pair, who were born just a month apart, had met after the former agreed to escort Sir David personally around the Buckingham Palace tree collection.Their summer stroll was the culmination of a year’s filming that also involved her grandchildren, Prince William and Prince Harry, for the Queen’s Green Planet documentary, which follows the progress of a project known as the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, which aims to create a network of forests around the globe, second only in size to the Amazon rainforest.Sir David admitted that despite their many previous meetings he was a little nervous about the garden walk because “all sorts of things could have gone wrong.” The Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace Credit:ITV Sir David Attenborough joins Her Majesty the Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace  The Queen in the gardens of Buckingham Palace  Poking fun at the noisy aircraft favoured by US leaders, she joked: “Sounds like President Trump or President Obama.”It is not the first time the monarch has expressed frustration about living under a flight path.Last year, she bemoaned the increasing “noise from the air” that disturbs the peace when she is enjoying the gardens at Frogmore House in Windsor.In a pre-recorded message, she told BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time: “I very much hope you have enjoyed visiting Frogmore House and garden, which holds a special place in my family affections.“Indeed, I would echo the sentiments of Queen Victoria, who, 150 years ago, wrote of this dear lovely garden where all is peace and you only hear the gum of bees, the singing of the birds. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Mining Indaba enhances mining investment programme further

first_imgMining companies, investors, governments and media can expect to see more changes to the 2018 Mining Indaba programme say the event producers. “The Mining Indaba is the biggest investment in mining event in the world – it’s where deal-making happens. Projected attendance is currently estimated to be over 220 mining companies, including 160 plus junior mines.”“We initiated a series of changes to the 2017 event to bring Mining Indaba back to its roots, and to meet the changing needs of the mining industry. For 2018, we’ll be further enhancing networking and deal-making platforms,” says Alex Grose, Mining Indaba MD. The investor programme offers investors one-on-one meetings with mining CEOs and management teams. It’s a tailored programme – Mining Indaba’s in-house investor relations team prearranges interviews for investors according to their particular interest.Mining Indaba is free for qualified, buy-side investors. “That’s a big differentiator for us – the investors who attend the event have capital ready to invest in projects,” says Alex. The 2017 event saw 71% more investors attend the event, and this number is tipped to exceed 350 investors in 2018.In addition, 60 emerging mining companies from across Africa will be found at the new Junior Mining Showcase, a partnership with leading global brokers. Alex explains: “It’s important for us at Mining Indaba to support growth in the industry, and that growth is coming from the juniors.”In the spirit of true engagement, the event organisers say they are also pleased to be hosting an Intergovernmental Summit as part of the 2018 programme. “It will set the scene for African countries to learn from each other and develop best-practice models.”The event takes place in Cape Town between the 5th and 8th of February 2018, visit www.miningindaba.com for more information and programme updates.last_img read more

Les australopithèques mâles étaient casaniers

first_imgLes australopithèques mâles étaient casaniersUne étude publiée hier indique que chez les australopithèques comme chez les chimpanzés ou les bonobos, la femelle avait tendance à changer de groupe en quittant sa famille d’origine, contrairement aux mâles qui restent davantage casaniers.Aujourd’hui, grâce aux technologies que sont le laser et la spectrométrie de masse, il est possible d’analyser les dents d’un mammifère et de déterminer grâce à elles à quel endroit il a vécu, a grandi et est mort. En effet, chaque type de sol se caractérise entre autres par des variations d’ordre atomique du strontium (un métal rare) qu’il contient. En fonction des quantités des isotopes de strontium 86 et 87 retrouvés, il est possible de savoir quelle  nourriture a été absorbée par les mammifères, l’émail des dents de celui-ci contenant elle aussi des traces de strontium. Celui-ci se fixe dans l’émail des dents avant l’âge adulte et ne se modifie plus par la suite.C’est ainsi qu’à partir de dents d’hominidés bipèdes (Australopithecus africanus et Paranthropus robustus), une équipe internationale dirigée par Sandi Copeland de l’Institut allemand Max Planck, a réussi à déterminer le mode de vie des australopithèques. Ces lointains cousins de l’homme moderne vivaient il y 24 à 1,7 million d’années et il ne reste que peu de traces de leur passage. Les dents qui ont été retrouvées dans les cavernes de Transvaal, en Afrique du Sud se sont toutefois révélées précieuses.L’analyse de 19 dents montre que les individus les plus grands (certainement des mâles) s’étaient en grande majorité nourris à proximité de cavernes près desquelles ils vivaient. Au contraire, les plus petits spécimens (probablement des femelles) s’étaient essentiellement nourris en dehors de cette même zone géographique avant l’âge de huit ans, rapporte l’AFP.À lire aussiCombien d’amis peut-on avoir au maximum ?Les conclusions publiées dans la revue britannique Nature indiquent donc que les mâles australopithèques auraient eu un comportement plus sédentaire que les femelles. Ils seraient restés au sein de leur groupe de naissance ne se déplaçant pas au-delà de 30 kilomètres. Les femelles, en revanche, auraient changé de groupe pour se joindre aux familles des mâles. Ce comportement se retrouve chez les chimpanzés, les singes bonobos et dans plusieurs sociétés humaines précise l’étude.Toutefois, d’autres indices montrent que la comparaison s’arrête là. Le faible développement des canines suggère que la compétition entre mâles n’était pas aussi importante que chez les singes par exemple. L’étude conclut en indiquant qu’il est peu probable qu’il existe encore à l’heure actuelle une structure sociale analogue à celle de ces australopithèques.Le 2 juin 2011 à 14:44 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Geek Deals Roundup Start Coding with a 50 Raspberry Pi Sensor STEM

first_imgDell and Amazon haven’t taken their foot off of the accelerator this year. Even though we’re in mid-January, we’re still seeing a surprising amount of solid discounts from online retailers. Servers, 4K TVs, hard drives, and exercise equipment are all on sale right now, so now’s a good time to use those gift cards.Featured DealsDell PowerEdge T30 Intel Xeon E3-1225v5 Quad-core Mini Tower Server for $299 at Dell (Coupon code: 299T30 – List price: $693).Dell Inspiron 14 7000 Core i7-7500U 14-inch 1080p IPS Laptop with 256GB SSD for $599.99 at Dell (Coupon code: INSP649 – List price: $959.99).Dell S2318HX 23-inch 1920×1080 IPS LED Monitor and $50 Dell GC for $149.99 at Dell (List price: $219.99).43-inch LG 43UJ6300 4K HDR Smart LED HDTV and $100 Dell GC for $329.99 at Dell (List price: $549.99).AUTO-VOX M1W Wireless Backup Camera Kit with 4.3-inch Monitor for $63.79 at Amazon (Coupon code: ZDFVI6XY – List price: $109.99).SunFounder 37 Modules Sensor Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi for $49.49 at Amazon (Coupon code: 6B5L6KVP – List price: $98.99).TurboTax Deluxe 2017 State and Federal and eFile Tax Software and Bonus Quicken Starter for $39.86 at Amazon (List price: $59.99).Jelly 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Back Pain for $11.02 at Amazon (Coupon code: K37SEEUJ – List price: $19).Samshow Stainless Steel Dredge Plunger with Wall Hook for $9.99 at Amazon (Coupon code: TOMMYV99 – List price: $16.74).TurboTax Deluxe 2017 State and Federal and eFile Tax Software and Bonus Quicken Starter for $39.86 at Amazon (List price: $59.99).For more great deals go to TechBargains.last_img read more

Footsteps4Good gearing up for Year Two

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Walking through the Caicos Islands – new developments, beautiful by nature, clean up litter Recommended for you Large Schoolchildren participation in Footsteps4Good Related Items:Footsteps4Good, jill beckingham Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Oct 2015 – Jill Beckingham has joined forces with the Provo Road Runners for an even stronger showing with this year’s Footsteps4Good Charity Walk. Around $30,000 was raised last year for the charity organizations in the country through the donor program which allowed residents to select the charity they wanted donated funds to go to as Jill, who is the Governor’s wife, trekked through the islands; all of them – walking miles. Mrs. Beckingham begins her Turks and Caicos walk on October 16 and 17, both walks are in Grand Turk that day; October 18, Footsteps moves to Salt Cay; October 19 will see the walk take off in South Caicos and Middle Caicos is set for October 20. North Caicos has its Footsteps4Good on October 21st and Provo is with three walks planned – from Amanyara to Clement Howell High on October 22; from Clement Howell High to the National Stadium with the students of Provo on October 23 and the finale from IGA to Blue Haven resort with a whopper, 10k walk and run with the Provo Road Runners on Saturday October 24. Thirteen TCI charities will be supported by this year’s Footsteps4Good. GOVERNOR’S wife to walk 100 kms Across the islands of TCI for charitylast_img read more

Campaign to save popular nature sites launched on social media

first_img Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 12 Nov 2015 – National Parks proposes removal of popular nature sites, Outrage at some of the proposed changes to the National Parks Ordinance has forced the production of a video which has elicited the interest of thousands of visitors and residents. West Harbour Bluff or Split Rock or Pirate’s Cove is a five star attraction on Trip Advisor for Providenciales and Daniel Le Vin, a resident, believes removing the area from the protection of environmental law would be a travesty. LeVin, in his near five minute video points out that it would also be a grave mistake to block free access to this historic hot spot and highlights others including Frenchman’s Creek, Pigeon Pond and Silly Cay – all of which would no longer be considered National Parks if the ordinance amendments go ahead. The young activist cried shame on DEMA for what he called a poorly advertised and poorly attended public meeting where major decisions will be made about landmark sites.Up to news production time, there had been nearly 400 shares of the video and nearly 8,000 views.Watch video here: A video has been made showing some of these beautiful areas that are being taken from the parks. You can view the video here: https://www.facebook.com/visittci Recommended for you Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Related Items:Daniel Le Vin, dema, Frenchman’s Creek, national parks ordinance, Pigeon Pond, Pirate’s Cove, Silly Cay, Split Rock, West Harbour Bluff Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016last_img read more

Are Ridgefield ball fields going to the dogs

first_imgRIDGEFIELD — Whose park is it, anyway?Abrams Park, Ridgefield’s largest public greenspace and recreational area, is the site of a miniature turf battle: Little Leaguers versus canine cavorters.Fenced, upgraded Little League fields have drawn dog lovers hungry for an off-leash area; dogs running in the baseball diamonds have spurred league officials to padlock their gates for the time being.“We’re not anti-dog,” said Ridgefield Little League board member Joseph Vance. “We’re just saying our fields are not a dog park.”“We are absolutely pro-Little League,” said dog lover John Schiessl. “That’s not the issue here. In the end, it’s a matter of public versus private.”The city of Ridgefield, meanwhile, is hunting for real estate for an actual dog park, said public works director Steve Wall.A contract between the city of Ridgefield and the Ridgefield Little League gives the private, nonprofit ball club first priority for field use during the Little League season (Feb. 1 through July 15 and Sept. 1 through Oct. 30) in exchange for upkeep and maintenance. Taxpayers don’t shoulder any burden for development and maintenance of the fields.RLL has invested “literally hundreds of man hours and thousands of dollars preparing and maintaining and upgrading” three baseball diamonds in the 11-acre park, said Vance, who is also RLL’s umpire-in-chief. The work has included trucking in sand and ensuring decent drainage for the infields, he said.“Infields are particularly sensitive,” said Vance. “That’s why you don’t run around on them when they’re wet. It chews them up, and it’s a dickens to fix.”last_img read more