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Bihar rains: waterlogging throws life out of gear in many parts of State

first_imgPatients leave NMCH in Patna after waterlogging in the hospital. People wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rain at Rajendra Nagar in Patna. A rickshaw passes through a flooded road in Patna. An overcrowded boat ferries people in high current on the flooded Ganga at Digha Ghat in Patna. A rickshaw passes through a flooded road in Patna. Security personnel rescue NCC cadets stuck in a waterlogged camp after heavy rain at Rajendra Nagar. Patients leave NMCH in Patna after waterlogging in the hospital. Children wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rain at Rajendra Nagar. Fishermen catch fish in the flooded river Ganga in Patna. People wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rain at Rajendra Nagar in Patna. An overcrowded boat ferries people in high current on the flooded Ganga at Digha Ghat in Patna. Fishermen catch fish in the flooded river Ganga in Patna. Security personnel rescue NCC cadets stuck in a waterlogged camp after heavy rain at Rajendra Nagar. A view of submerged tracks at Patna Junction. Heavy rain and acute waterlogging for the last 36 hours in Patna and certain parts of Bihar have thrown life out of gear, with the district administration pressing the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to shift marooned people to safer places.Earlier, the State Disaster Management Department had sounded a red alert in 13 districts of Bihar for heavy rain. The situation is bad in Katihar, Purnia, Vaishali, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Begusarai, Kishanganh, which have been experiencing incessant heavy rain for the last 36 hours. Children wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rain at Rajendra Nagar. An overcrowded boat ferries people in high current on the flooded Ganga at Digha Ghat in Patna. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects the rise in water level of the Ganga river,in Patna on Thursday, (This photo has been released by I & PRD,Bihar Govt). Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inspects the rise in water level of the Ganga river,in Patna on Thursday, (This photo has been released by I & PRD,Bihar Govt). A view of submerged tracks at Patna Junction.  In Patna, certain areas like Rajendra Nagar, Kadam Kuan, Kankerbagh, Patliputra colony and Lohanipur situation are seeing people having to tackle neck-deep water owing to continuous rain.Electricity, phone connection, Internet have gone kaput in these areas for the last 36 hours and people are considering vacating their residences for safer places. The rainwater has entered the ground floor of most of the houses, forcing residents to move to the first floor or to stay with their relatives and friends.The district administration has pressed the SDRF personnel to ferry people from one place to another but very few boats are seen plying in the Rajendra Nagar area.Cycle-rickshaws are charging exorbitant prices even for short distances.Residents are resorting makeshift arrangements using plastic pipes, vehicle tubes and bamboos to cross the neck-deep water.“There is no drainage system in the cities…if the situation is like this in a posh colony like Rajendra Nagar in the State capital, we can well imagine the situation in other parts of the State,” said Rajendra Nagar resident Sanjay Kumar. For the last 24 hours, Dr. Kumar has been struggling to shift his ultra-sound equipment from the ground floor to the first floor in Kankerbagh area. “These are very costly equipment and if it is submerged, I’ll lose lakhs of rupees,” he said.“We’re facing hardships … shortage of milk and other necessities…,” said another resident Ashutosh Kumar and added, “and, the government is preparing to make Patna a smart city with Metro”.There is four to five ft water outside the residence of State Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi in Road No. 8 of Rajendra Nagar.Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has forecast rain till September 30 in some parts of the State.last_img read more

Mohun Bagan,East Bengal blast AIFF after 2 I-league teams quit

first_imgKolkata, Jun 24 (PTI) Mohun Bagan and East Bengal today blasted the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for overlooking the I-League clubs after two Goan giants, Sporting Clube de Goa and Salgaocar pulled out of the countrys top tier domestic tournament. “Its another nail in the coffin. Now, whats left to play for in the I-League. The president and his entourage should play the I-League now,” East Bengal secretary Kalyan Majumdar said in his usual sarcastic tone. The Goan giants today joined a list of discontent clubs — Pune FC, Bharat FC, Royal Wahingdoh — who have dropped out of the I-League with the AIFF keen to make the lucrative franchise based league ISL as the top tier tournament. The East Bengal top boss, however, did not specify what would be their course of action. “The AIFF is not clear what they want to do. They are supposed to inform us. You cannot equate the likes of Delhi Dyanamos to East Bengal. You compare the history,” Majumdar said. Terming it a black day, Mohun Bagan general secretary Anjan Mitra called for an urgent meeting of all the state associations. “We have to sort out the mess. All the state units must sit together and take steps amicably, if not we should follow a legal route,” he said. “We (the federation) should not only think of making money. We are keeping a close watch.” PTI TAP ATK ATKlast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Virat Kohli finally enjoys home food, Abhinav Bindra makes another contribution to Indian sports and more

first_imgKohli enjoys home food on rare day offVirat Kohli will be in action soon when India take on New Zealand for a five-match ODI series, starting in Dharamsala on October 16.Bindra to provide free state-of-the-art training facilities to Indian athletesAbhinav Bindra, in collaboration with an Italian company, is set to launch a high-performance training center in Chandigarh.Paralympian Aditya Mehta forced to remove prosthetic limb at Bengaluru airport, againMehta, a two-time para-cycling silver medallist at the Asian Paralympics 2013, was forced to remove his prosthesis by CISF officers when he was about to board a flight from Bengaluru to Hyderabad.Tyson Fury vacates world heavyweight titles to focus on recoveryFury has not fought since beating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win the titles in November 2015 and has since admitted taking cocaine to battle depression.Bale to extend Real Madrid contract to 2022Gareth Bale has agreed to sign a six-year contract extension with Real Madrid and the European champions are set to announce new deals for Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Luka Modric.last_img read more

24 days agoKevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man Cityby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKevin De Bruyne has been forced out of action at Manchester City.The Sun says he is set to miss two games after a scan on his groin injury.The City midfielder, 28, is out until after the international break later this month and has been ruled out of the weekend clash against Wolves and tonight’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb.De Bruyne was injured after a heavy tackle from Morgan Schneiderlin and while he was taken off the pitch with ten minutes to play.The former Chelsea star later revealed he was fine, but hasn’t suited up for training since.It’s now expected De Bruyne will be sent for further tests to get the bottom of the problem.The playmaker could also miss Sunday’s game against Wolves – but will then have two weeks to prepare for the trip to Crystal Palace on October 19, thanks to the international break. last_img read more

CMA CGM’s Execs Take Top Positions at NOL

first_imgzoom Executives from the French container shipping giant CMA CGM have been elected to take the top positions at Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), after CMA CGM acquired the controlling stake in the company.Namely, NOL’s Board of Directors, chaired by Rodolphe Saadé, named Nicolas Sartini as NOL Chief Executive Officer and Serge Corbel as NOL Chief Financial Officer. The two also serve as Executive Directors of the newly constituted 10-member NOL board.The appointments were made when the Board of Directors, which was reconstituted on 9 June 2016, convened today.Saadé, also serving as the Vice Chairman of CMA CGM, succeeded Kwa Chong Seng who has served the NOL Board as Chairman for five years, while Sartini replaced Ng Yat Chung who has served as NOL Chief Executive Officer since 2011.Kwa will remain as an Independent Director on the Board, while Ng will continue as an Executive Director on the NOL Board.The announcement comes after the launch of an all-cash voluntary conditional general offer by CMA CGM for all outstanding shares of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), parent company of the ocean carrier APL on 6 June.CMA CGM subsequently satisfied the acceptance condition in the offer, and acquired 78.07 percent of all NOL shares from the company’s majority shareholders, led by Singapore’s investment fund Temasek.“We are supportive of this transaction as it presents NOL with an opportunity to join a leading player with an extensive global presence and solid operational track record. The combination of NOL and CMA CGM will create a leading shipping company that delivers reliable and efficient service to its customers,” said Temasek’s Joint Head, Portfolio Management Group, Tan Chong Lee.CMA CGM does not intend to preserve the listing status of NOL.NOL’s Board of Directors now comprises ten members, including Rodolphe Saadé (Chairman), Nicolas Sartini, Lars Kastrup, Serge Corbel, Ziad Tabet, Mathilde Lemoine, Ng Yat Chung, Kwa Chong Seng,  Quek See Tiat and Tan Puay Chiang.last_img read more

Punjab CM blames Akalis for scuttling probe into sacrilege incidents

first_imgChandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday blamed the Akalis for “scuttling” the probe into three incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib and accused them of pressurising the CBI to file closure report in the investigations. During the Zero Hour on the third day of the Monsoon Session of the Punjab Assembly, he held the Akalis responsible for their “failure” to bring the culprits to book. Despite the Akalis’ efforts to “obstruct justice”, his government would take the case to its logical conclusion and ensure justice for the victims, Singh told the Assembly. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ He was responding to AAP legislator Aman Arora who had asked the state government to come clean on the closure report of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Singh asked the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which was in power in 2015, why it handed over the probe into the sacrilege incidents to the CBI when it had the state police for investigation. “You (Akalis) did not rely on your police and what was the point in giving (the probe) to the CBI,” he asked. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He accused them of handing over the probe to “delay” the investigation and alleged that they pressured the CBI to submit a “hurried” closure report. Singh alleged that the central agency did not conduct a proper inquiry and deliberately did not make any headway in the case on the directives of then deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal. Amid noisy scenes in the assembly, the chief minister claimed that there had been no investigation into the incidents for three years because of the Akalis. “The CBI had shown an interest in challenging the state’s decision to withdraw three sacrilege cases from it, but then suddenly and inexplicably decided to file its closure report. It is obvious that the agency had acted under political pressure,” he alleged. The agency had filed its closure report last month in a special CBI court in Mohali, giving a clean chit to the accused in the three incidents of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib in 2015 in Faridkot. The previous SAD-BJP government had handed over the cases to the CBI for probe. One was about the theft of a ‘bir’ (copy) of the holy book from a Burj Jawahar Singh Walagurdwara on June 1, 2015, the second one was putting up of hand-written sacrilegious posters in Bargari and Burj Jawahar Singh Wala on September 25 and the third was the torn pages of the book being found at Bargari on October 12, 2015 in Faridkot. Last year, the Punjab government had issued a notification for withdrawing investigation from the CBI after a resolution was passed in the assembly. The matter was handed over to a special investigation team of the Punjab Police. Singh informed the House that the CBI’s “failure” to make any progress in the investigation had been taken note of by the Punjab and Haryana High Court while reading out a judgement in a case filed by some accused police officers. The court, in its verdict in January, had stated, ” the notification withdrawing the consent is pursuant to resolution passed by the Vidhan Sabha which in clear terms states that the investigation of cases given to CBI needed to be taken back. “Besides, during the course of hearing, this court called for the case diary of the CBI and perused the same. It was evident that investigation in the cases had hardly made any headway,” it said. Earlier, Akalis led by SAD MLA Parminder Singh Dhindsa said the investigation into sacrilege incidents was handed over to the CBI by previous SAD-BJP government on the demand of Sant Samaj, Panthia organisations, the AAP and the Congress. The chief minister directed the advocate general to oppose the closure report in the CBI court, saying the agency had no jurisdiction to file the report in the light of the observations made by the high court, an official spokesperson said. Singh issued the directive on basis of the judicial and legal position shared with him by Advocate General Atul Nanda after a detailed examination of the facts and circumstances preceding the closure report, the spokesperson said.last_img read more

SC notice to CBI in disproportionate assets case against Mulayam Akhilesh

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the CBI on a plea seeking a direction to the probe agency to place the investigation report in the disproportionate assets case against SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and his sons Akhilesh Yadav and Prateek Yadav. A bench comprising chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the CBI to file its response in two weeks with regard to present status of investigation in the assets case against Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh and his two sons. The bench was hearing a plea file by Congress leader Vishwanath Chaturvedi seeking a direction to the probe agency to apprise the court of the status of the investigation in the case.last_img read more

UN agency lauds Tanzanias move to naturalize 1972 Burundian refugees

The High Commissioner for Refugee António Guterres, who was at a Burundian settlement in Tanzania when the first formal notification list was posted, called the move an “historic action.”He urged the international community to recognize Tanzania’s gesture and appealed to donors to ensure that the process of integrating the citizens is successful. Some 162,000 people will be affected by the move, Melissa Fleming, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said today in Geneva. Known as the “1972 Burundians,” the group of primarily Hutu ethnicity fled Burundi in 1972 after a campaign of violence by the country’s Tutsi-dominated Government at the time.An estimated 200,000 people were killed in ethnic violence and hundreds of thousands of people escaped to neighbouring countries, including Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Zambia.In 2008 the Tanzanian Government offered the refugees a choice of either being repatriated or applying for citizenship. In addition to the 1972 Burundians, Tanzania has housed hundreds of thousands of Congolese refugees and other Burundians who fled during the civil war in the 1990s. In 2000, Tanzania had the largest refugee population in Africa with 680,000 people in camps near its northwest border.Since national reconciliation in Burundi – supported by the UN peacekeeping operation there (ONUB) – some 500,000 refugees have returned home. 16 April 2010The top United Nations refugee official praised today Tanzania’s decision to grant citizenship to tens of thousands of Burundian refugees who fled their homeland some 38 years ago. read more

Prime Minister ready to clarify before bond commission

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is ready to make a clarification before the treasury bond commission, the Government information department said.The commission is investigating the alleged treasury bond scam committed under the Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wickremesinghe led Government.

Expert panel at UN on womens rights finds mixed progress chairperson

“We welcome the fact that in almost all countries, there are new laws and legal reforms and efforts to strengthen those national machineries for women,” Feride Acar told a press briefing. “There is a significant improvement in efforts to implement the Convention, both de facto and de jure, in all States parties that we examined.”The Committee, which monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, is examining reports from Belarus, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Germany, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and Nigeria during the current session, which ends on Friday.”We also once again noted that one of the major difficulties with women’s human rights right now on the basis of these reports is that there continues to be the persistence of stereotypes,” Ms. Acar continued. Entrenched stereotypes may manifest in different ways, “but nonetheless there is a commonality in being disadvantageous for women and discriminatory towards women.”She hailed evidence of “significant efforts” to incorporate the Convention’s principles into the national domestic laws, and noted that a number of national courts have recently made explicit reference to the Convention when ruling on discrimination cases.”More and more, States are adopting laws against violence against women, including domestic violence,” she said, while cautioning that much needs to be done “at the stage of implementation.” read more

SkiDoo makers IPO price values BRP at about 25B prices shares at

Ski-Doo maker’s IPO price values BRP at about $2.5B, prices shares at $21.50 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – The maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles says its initial public offering has been priced at $21.50 per share — giving the company a market value of about $2.5 billion.BRP Inc., whose shares are expected to begin trading May 29 under the TSX symbol DOO, expects to raise at least $262.3 million in gross proceeds from sale of the 12.2 million subordinate voting shares through the IPO.The gross proceeds could rise to more than $300 million if an option for 1.8 million additional shares is exercised by underwriters.The Quebec-based maker of snowmobiles, personal watercraft and all-terrain vehicles said it plans to use $240.8 million of net proceeds to repay debt.An additional $37.3 million from the over-allotment would be allocated for working capital and general corporate purposes.The underwriting agreement closes May 29, but the overallotment option can be exercised for another 30 days.The company said it believes the outlook for the industry is positive due to the improving economic environment, growth in new product lines and growth in international markets.BRP earned $121 million on $2.9 billion of sales for the year ended Jan. 31, according to the prospectus filed with regulators.The company’s results have improved over the past two years as it earned $83.8 million for the year ended Jan. 31, 2012 and $35 million for the year before that.The business was spun off from Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) in 2003 when it was sold to members of the Bombardier and Beaudoin families, U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital and the Caisse de depot for $960 million.The company is currently owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, the Beaudier group and the Caisse. Bain owns half the company, the Beaudier group has a 35 per cent stake and the Caisse has 15 per cent.After the offering is completed and excluding any overallotment of shares, the public will own 16.6 per cent of all shares but hold just 3.2 per cent of total voting power.Each multiple voting share is entitled to six votes.Bain will own 48.3 per cent of multiple voting shares and 46.8 per cent of outstanding shares. Beaudier will control 41.1 per cent of the total voting power while the Caisse will control 8.9 per cent of votes.Beaudier Inc. is a family-owned company controlled by Laurent Beaudoin, who is a former CEO of Bombardier Inc. and a son-in-law of Joseph-Armand Bombardier, the Quebec inventor who founded the company.The prospectus also revealed the company paid $376 million in special distributions on April 13 and an additional $153 million in dividends to its current shareholders on April 30.It doesn’t intend to initially pay a dividend after the IPO.Based in Valcourt, Que., BRP has approximately 6,800 employees around the world. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted May 22, 2013 10:38 am MDT read more

Addressing Economic and Social Council UN deputy chief advocates true global pact

“The year 2015 presents an historic test and challenge for the international community and national institutions. We are embarking on a voyage of transformative change affecting all sectors of our societies. This change must be built on universality, sustainability and acceptance of interdependence as a win-win proposition for both nations and people,” said Mr. Eliasson in opening remarks to the special meeting convened by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).Held in March 1995 in Copenhagen, the World Summit for Social Development was the largest gathering ever of world leaders at that time. By putting people centre stage, the Summit pledged to make the conquest of poverty, the goal of full employment and the fostering of social integration overriding objectives of development.The commemorative meeting also heard opening remarks from ECOSOC Vice-President Oh Joon, who said that without doubt, the Social Summit was one of the major building blocks in establishing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the integrated approach advocated at the Summit contributed to the common understanding on the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development and the need for a balanced integration of these three dimensions. Mr. Eliasson stressed that today’s event provides an opportunity for reflection on progress […] as well as on remaining challenges and the road ahead,” especially in promoting social progress, social inclusion and social justice. “Peoples’ needs, rights and aspirations are the glue that should bind together […] efforts at local, national, regional and international levels.”Advances have been made in health and education, assured Mr. Eliasson, who also noted that a smaller proportion of the world’s population now lives in extreme poverty than 15 years ago.“Yet, more than a billion people still live in extreme poverty”, he explained. “Inequality tends to be systemic and is in many cases widening to an alarming degree. Economic opportunities for women and girls are lacking in far too many places. Environmental degradation and climate change threaten the basis of healthy lives and even our survival. We certainly do not live in peace and harmony with Nature. We are endangering the lives of future generations.”Unemployment remains high, observed the Deputy Secretary-General. Globally, he said, as many as 73 million young people are looking for jobs people, three times more likely than adults to be unemployed. “When young people sense frustration and anger at a glaring lack of opportunity, they are more likely to lose faith in government and in institutions. In many parts of the world, this leaves young people receptive and vulnerable to marginalisation and radicalisation.”That is why a set of new sustainable development goals, “universal, people-centred and cross-cutting in nature,” are needed, continued Mr. Eliasson. After the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was held in Sendai, Japan, last March, three major international decision-making processes are ahead before the end of the year: the Third International Financing for Development Conference in July, in Addis Ababa; a UN summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in September in New York; and the UN climate change conference in December, in Paris. “As was the case with the development conferences of the 1990s, the outcomes of these key meetings will affect global political, economic, social and environmental priorities and policies for many, many years to come. These processes must complement and support each other.“Let us use the lessons of the past to ensure a better future for all. No one must be left behind on our common voyage.”Echoing that call, ECOSOC Vice-President Mr. Oh said that over the past 20 years, the international community had learned that economic and social development and the well-being of all people and the planet are all inter-related and mutually reinforcing.“ECOSOC is mandated to identify emerging challenges and promoting reflection, debate and innovative thinking, as well as achieving a balanced integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development,” he said, reaffirming on behalf of the UN body’s Bureau, the Council’s commitment in carrying out its work in the post-2015 era, keeping the lessons of the pioneers in the Social Summit in mind. read more

Opinion 5 questions for Buckeyes matchup with Indiana

Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott warms up before a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won. 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorThe Ohio State football team has two games left on its schedule, but the Buckeyes know a win — or a Michigan State loss — will give them a third.OSU (9-1, 6-0) is set for a shot to seal a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game against Indiana on Saturday at Ohio Stadium, but when it comes time for the noon kickoff, nothing will be a given.The Lantern sports editors picked five key questions needing answers as the Buckeyes look to book their ticket to Indianapolis and the Hoosiers try to delay their trip.1. Will sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott become coach Urban Meyer’s second 1,000-yard rusher?Chances are Elliott — who has accumulated 954 rushing yards on 167 carries this season — will break the 1,000-yard barrier this season. But if the Buckeyes establish the run game early, he could do it in the first quarter against Indiana.There’s no guarantee, but Elliott’s strong play in recent weeks has been key to OSU’s offensive attack. As he closes in on a career milestone, there’s no reason for the coaching staff to go away from him if he’s playing well from the start.Former Buckeye Carlos Hyde became Meyer’s first-ever 1,000-yard rusher last season, against Indiana, and Elliott — especially in recent weeks — has compared favorably to Hyde’s play.If he doesn’t pick up the necessary 46 yards, OSU won’t be guaranteed a loss. But a big win for the Buckeyes could come behind a big day from Elliott.2. Will playing at home help the Buckeyes eliminate mistakes?OSU is coming off of consecutive road wins against teams ranked in the top 25 of the College Football Playoff standings, but that doesn’t mean the team was flawless against Michigan State and Minnesota.First-half turnovers against Michigan State allowed the Spartans to take a 21-14 lead early on, but the OSU offense found a way to make up for it to take a 28-21 lead into the half. Against Minnesota, a pair of lost fumbles and an interception allowed the Golden Gophers to stay within three at halftime and eventually keep the game within seven when the clock ran out.Both games were played on the road — and the Minnesota game was played in below-20-degree temperatures — but many of the mistakes were still avoidable. Redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall’s two fumbles lost against the Golden Gophers almost single-handedly kept the game close, while the Buckeyes’ offensive explosion helped overcome some big plays given up after turnovers against Michigan State.Returning to Ohio Stadium might be the perfect remedy for OSU’s turnover issues, and if that’s the case, the Buckeyes could be in for a commanding win.3. How many yards will Indiana junior running back Tevin Coleman gain?Meyer said it best during Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference: Coleman is “ridiculous.”The Hoosier running back is the focal point of the offense, and has carried the load with 214 carries totaling 1,678 yards so far this season. He’s also got 12 touchdowns on the ground, and is coming off a 307-yard performance in a loss to Rutgers last week.It’s hard to say how Indiana managed to lose a game when its running back put up that many yards on the ground, but Coleman getting rolling is one of the few things likely to keep Indiana in the game against OSU.4. Can Indiana freshman quarterback Zander Diamont step up in the Horseshoe?The Hoosiers entered the season with an experienced junior quarterback under center, but since junior Nate Sudfeld went down with a season-ending shoulder injury after playing in six games, Diamont has gotten the call.Sudfeld threw for 1,151 yards and six touchdowns to just three interceptions before getting hurt, and Diamont hasn’t come close to replicating those numbers.  In the first two games of his collegiate career — consecutive losses to Michigan State and Michigan by a combined 63 points — Diamont completed a grand total of 10 passes on 23 attempts. Those 10 completions totaled just 35 yards and no touchdowns. He didn’t throw his first touchdown until his fourth game, and has completed just 46.9 percent of his passes as a Hoosier. Diamont starting wasn’t in Indiana’s this season, and having him start against the No. 6 Buckeyes could be too tall of a task. If he struggles from the start, expect the OSU defense to bring pressure early and often and force at least a few mistakes from the freshman signal caller.5. Can the J.T. Barrett and Joey Bosa combination continue to impress?The 2013 recruiting classmates have arguably been the top two players not only on the OSU team, but in the Big Ten as well. Thursday afternoon, Bosa was named a finalist for the Lombardi Award, which is given to the best lineman or linebacker in the country, while Barrett has the third-best odds to win the Heisman Trophy (15/1 as of Thursday evening) according to Bovada.com, an online gambling site. Both are coming off big games individually as Bosa recorded a season-high seven tackles in a 31-24 win over Minnesota and Barrett broke three school records including longest rush by a quarterback (86), most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback (189) and touchdowns responsible for in a season (38). Bosa will need to play one of his better games in order to shut down Coleman, as he said Wednesday that the goal of the defense is to hold the Indiana back under 100 yards. If Barrett can continue to play like he has since the loss to Virginia Tech, there is a very good chance he could be on a flight to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony in early December. read more

Gallery Mens Basketball vs Radford

Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) looks to pass the ball in the first half in the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo Editor

Ohio State mens lacrosse finding its identity through defense

OSU redshirt junior goalie Tom Carey (3) tries to recover a ground ball during a game against Marquette on March 4 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Multimedia EditorIf there’s a word to describe what a lacrosse defense needs, it is unity.In almost any team-oriented sport, it is difficult to win if the team is not playing with unity on the defensive side of the ball. While one player might be able to carry the load offensively at times, an out-of-sync defense usually spells disaster.Unity is one thing that the Ohio State men’s lacrosse defense has prided itself on this year.After losing two of the top three goal scorers from last year in Jesse King and David Planning, OSU coach Nick Myers said the players on defense knew they would have to rely on each other in order to help an offense with a lot a fresh faces.“I think it’s big … anytime that you have relationships that you can lean on, that you have confidence in each other,” Myers said. “A lot of defense, and a lot of high-level defense, is trust and communication.”OSU’s scoring defense currently ranks in the top 20 in the nation, only allowing nine goals per game. Senior defensive midfielder and co-captain Kacy Kapinos said he and his teammates have a special relationship that allows them to find their best stuff.“We have that comfort level with each other where we play together, and we can also push each other,” Kapinos said.The starters that make up the defensive side of the ball — seniors Robby Haus and Chris Mahoney, sophomore Erik Evans and redshirt junior goalie Tom Carey — have had the opportunity to play together for more than a year now, helping to create that unity every defense needs.”It’s really beneficial for us. I think me and Chris have been there for the longest amount of time, so we have a really good relationship. Then Tommy came in and we hit it off immediately,” Haus said. “Erik is a young guy, but he acts a lot older than he is, and I think being around some of these seniors and redshirt juniors has helped him a lot.“Our chemistry is awesome.”Carey continued, elaborating on what experience playing with each other means as opposed to playing with freshmen on the team.“I think the relationships we have with one another — (Robby) and I, and Chris and Evans, too — (they) just allow us to hold each other to a little bit different standard than the first-year guys,” Carey said.Those first-year guys, like freshmen midfielders Logan Maccani and Noah Best, have had a great mentor in Kapinos, Haus said.“I know we’re trying to develop some young faces at the defensive midfield, and he’s done a really good job bringing them in and building chemistry with them,” Haus said.OSU senior defender Chris Mahoney (21) during a game against Notre Dame on March 26 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Cameron Carr | Lantern PhotographerCommunication has been essential in the OSU defense’s success this year. Lacrosse is a sport that involves a lot of switching, commonly referred to as sliding.If an on-ball defender lets his man get past him, the defender has to be ready to slide in order to double team the ball-carrier. Then the whole defense has to slide in order to cover the now-open man. It’s a complicated process, one that would result in allowing a goal without constant communication, Kapinos said.“It’s just keeping everybody on the same page so that we’re all organized and making sure that we’re all doing the same thing,” Kapinos said. “You can’t have one guy doing one thing and five guys doing the other.”A lot of what the defense does is communicated by the goalie, and Kapinos said Carey is excellent at his job.“It helps with Tommy in the goal,” Kapinos said. “Tommy gives us a lot of communication and kind of quarterbacks the defense.”The Buckeyes are set to commence Big Ten play on Sunday. They’re scheduled to face a No. 18 Penn State team that ranks 12th in the nation with 12.67 goals per game.The team will be trying to sever its four-game losing streak, including a 15-6 loss to No. 1 Denver in which OSU gave up eight fourth-quarter goals after only being down 7-5 heading into the final period.Carey said he blames himself for the fourth quarter meltdown but said the defense as a unit cannot be making so many mistakes.“I think a lot of that falls back on me, and at the same time we play as a unit,” Carey said. “So, I’ve got to be a lot better, but we have to be better as a whole unit in stopping shots, getting the ball up and out in transition and … getting back to the basics and getting better every single day.”With the chances of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament dwindling, the Scarlet and Gray will need to turn things around quickly in order to be invited to the Big Ten tournament. A Big Ten championship would give the Buckeyes an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.However, it will take the whole defense, and, really, the whole team, in order to make this happen.“You’re only as strong as your weakest link,” Haus said. read more

77 Total Divas viewers for the return on a new night

first_img Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey, Sonya Deville join Total Divas Season 9 cast, will premiere on October 2 Felicity Huffman To Be Sentenced In College Admission Scandal Videos Articles WhatsApp Last night’s 7/7 season premiere of “Total Divas” on E! drew 975,000 viewers. It was the shows first night on Tuesday moving from the original Sunday night time slot.Source: TVbythenumbers.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipKim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing MakeupVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Kanye West Now Playing Up Next Rachel Bloom announces pregnancy following Emmy win Disney+ Axes ‘Muppets’ series Google+ RuPaul plans to continue hosting Drag Race ‘indefinitely’center_img 7/7 WWE Live Results: Binghamton, New York (WWE Championship match, Orton returns) Now Playing Up Next Monday Night Raw nominated for TV Show of the Year at the People’s Choice Awards Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Pinterest Twitter Kim Kardashian ‘Got in Trouble’ With Kanye For Daughter North Wearing Makeup Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Pochettino doesnt mind if Eriksen leaves Tottenham

first_imgTottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, already revealed that his squad won’t make a huge drama if Christian Eriksen ends up leaving.Tottenham Hotspur has been struggling lately with the dilemma of not knowing if midfielder Christian Eriksen will extend his contract or leave, the Danish player has many offers on the table and there is no certainty that he will remain at the club regardless of what Mauricio Pochettino does.The Argentine manager is well aware of this and has already hinted that the club won’t mind letting him leave if things don’t work out, essentially confirming that they don’t consider him an integral part of the Spurs.“Football is so dynamic, always changing every day. It’s not only your decision but the player’s decision,” said Pochettino via Four Four Two.“Now is a moment to enjoy our present. Players like him are focused on doing a good job and the performances that we need. A decision is going to happen at the end of the season or the next few days.”“Football is so dynamic: it’s about decision, decision, decision, decision. We hope we are going to take the best decision for the club, that the player can take the best decision for their future and the club.”“It’s about negotiation, about many things that happen. Football is so dynamic; you always need to move on.”Pochettino took the time to reflect on how well the squad has grown in the last few years under his tutelage, almost daring Eriksen to leave and regret it for the rest of his career.“We created together a massive platform. The players are enjoying that platform; the fans are enjoying it,” he added.“Four and a half years ago, it was a difficult start for everyone. Every single press conference in the first six months was about ‘how’: ‘How [to] reduce the gap to the top six? How [to] reduce the gap to the top four? How to be competitive in the big games, be consistent, how, how, how, how?’”Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“The last step is the most difficult. It looks so close, but sometimes it’s not so close. That’s why it’s tough to keep going, but we have the energy and we want to try.”“We are competing with big, big sides. We believe in our quality and in the way that we play but when you compete in the Premier League, it’s always difficult,” he continued.“We need to be ready again to compete against Bournemouth. If we are able to cross that line, to stop thinking of that [last] result and be focused and consistent in the next game, maybe we are ready to win [a trophy].”“But this season is a challenge. I told you in the first press conference after the World Cup that this would be the most difficult season for us.”“We’re in a very good position, in the last 16 of the Champions League, semi-final of the [EFL] Cup, we haven’t started the FA Cup but we’re third in the Premier League.”“The circumstances were not the best to start the season, but we fight a lot and we’re doing a fantastic job, but you need to start to prepare the game against Bournemouth because the competition doesn’t wait for you. You need to show again your quality,” he concluded.Christian Eriksen pic.twitter.com/y6sxvYYVQT— dantt (@noamsupernova) December 25, 2018last_img read more

Press Release Nomination venues

first_imgLister Dudley L. LewisSupervisor of Elections Electoral District 10                        Wheeland, Best Institute Electoral District 07                        Richmond Hills & Cheshire  Hall, Disaster Management Conference Room Electoral District 09                        Five Cays, Felix Morley Community Center Electoral District 04                        Middle/ North Caicos, Whitby Community Center Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 15, 2016 – The Supervisor of Elections Lister Dudley Lewis has indicated that the following Nomination Venues for Nomination of Candidates on November 18, 2016 are as follows:Electoral District 01                        Grand Turk North, Steven James Hall Electoral District 05                        Leeward, Providenciales, Harvest Bible Chapel Electoral District 08                        Blue Hills, Providenciales, Church of God of Prophecy Office Electoral District 06                        The Bight, Providenciales, Tropicana Plaza Electoral District 02                        Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, Yellow Man and Sons Auditorium Electoral District 03                        South Caicos, Community Center Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Woman pleads guilty in hitandrun case

first_imgA Vancouver woman who helped her husband flee a crash that ultimately killed his passenger pleaded guilty Thursday to rendering criminal assistance and making a false statement to a public servant.A charge of serving as an accomplice to felony hit and run was dismissed as part of a plea bargain. Sarah Dawn Graham, 37, will serve 20 days on a jail work crew.Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier imposed an additional 344-day suspended sentence, meaning the punishment is ordered only if she violates the law again.Graham picked her husband, Jason Brock Graham, 37, up from a crash that severely injured his passenger on Oct. 16, 2010. Harold Sloan Blanchard, 27, died about a week later from his injuries.Prosecutors allege that following the crash, Jason Graham left the scene on foot before paramedics and deputies arrived. He called his wife from his cellphone to pick him up.last_img read more