Delhi Minorities Commission team in Palwal to probe foreign funding of local mosque

December 3, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgA three-member fact-finding team of Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) on Saturday reached Palwal in neighbouring Haryana to probe the alleged funding of a local mosque by terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The team will also meet the family members of the persons arrested by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in connection with foreign funding of the mosque, DMC chairman Zafarul Islam Khan said.“The fact-finding team is in Palwal to probe the allegations about the alleged foreign funding of the mosque being constructed in a village in Palwal, Haryana,” he said. It will also meet, in Hazrat Nizamuddin area, the family members of the persons arrested in this connection, he added.The team comprises human rights activist Ovais Sultan Khan, a member of DMC’s advisory committee Sardar Gurmindar Singh Matharu and a member of Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar, Abu Bakr Sabbaq. In July this year, the NIA filed a case to probe the terror funding module linked to Pakistan-based terrorist Hafeez Saeed’s Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) — a front-end organisation of LeT. During the probe, it emerged that one Mohammad Salman was in regular touch with a Dubai-based Pakistani national, who in turn is connected with the deputy chief of FIF, the agency had said. So far, three persons have been arrested in this case including Mohammad Salman, Mohammad Salim, both residents of Delhi, and Sajjad Ahmad Wani, who is a native of Srinagar.last_img read more

NIH Scrambles to Catch Up After U.S. Shutdown

December 3, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgGrants staff members at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who came back to work yesterday after the 16-day government shutdown ended will now need to catch up on a backlog of research proposals and canceled peer-review meetings. Exactly how all this will play out isn’t yet clear, and angst is rising in the blogosphere about how researchers seeking new funding for their projects will be affected.Yesterday, NIH extramural research chief Sally Rockey announced on her blog that NIH was back in business and added a warning:However, the shutdown came at one of our busiest periods and it is going to take some time to bring the extramural program back to full strength.  As of today we can confirm that we will be rescheduling all October grant application submission deadlines to dates in November so that applicants will have access to NIH staff, help desks, and electronic systems. The specific revised due dates will be published in the NIH Guide as soon as we worked them out. We expect the eRA Commons and other NIH extramural electronic systems to be up and accessible to the public on Monday, October 21.Review meetings were missed during the shutdown will need rescheduling and others that were to occur right now or next week may also will need to be cancelled to allow reviewers enough time to have access to applications and complete their reviews.In a brief notice, NIH explains that all peer-review meetings scheduled for 1 October through 17 October are being rescheduled. 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That double duty prompted worries that reviewers will be overwhelmed: “I can’t help but think sitting on a section is going to go from being intense but manageable to being a real nightmare,” gingerest wrote. But DrugMonkey points to a bright side: Some researchers may take advantage of the chance to pull their proposals and resubmit them with fresh data.Meanwhile, patients are again being admitted to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. But elsewhere on the campus, where about 6000 researchers work in intramural laboratories, the shutdown “has resulted in a profound loss of momentum,” NIH said in its statement. While some projects “continued at a greatly reduced pace,” the majority were put on hold. It may take “many months” to restart these hundreds of experiments, NIH says.last_img read more

Gassiev knocks out Dorticos in cruiserweight unification bout

November 29, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgGlobe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:03Russian envoy invites PH firms to explore for oil, gas in Russia01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Lewis, Moss, Owens, Urlacher highlight 8-person Hall class John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Dorticos started confidently trying to control the pace of the fight from the start. He performed some good jab work, while Gassiev also landed effective punches in the opening round.The Cuban continued to push the pace with the hard punches in the second but Gassiev replied positively landing some more solid shots of his own into his opponent’s body.Later on Dorticos continued peppering his rival with shots but his unvaried attacks made little headway as Gassiev defended stoutly responding with rare but hard and precise punches.After the eighth round Dorticos’ work rate noticeably slowed down and Gassiev stepped up the pressure, beginning to take control and show off his superior hand speed and precision.In the final round Gassiev looked in complete command sending Dorticos to the cavas twice before the referee stopped the bout with just 18 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 31-year-old previously unbeaten Dorticos — nicknamed “The KO Doctor” — has now dropped to 22-1 with 21 knockouts.“I’d like to thank everybody who supported me tonight. It’s a very important win for me in the very important unification bout,” Gassiev said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Dorticos is a great fighter, great champion, true hard-hitter and the real warrior. He never gives up.“It’s a cruiserweight division and I was under tough pressure throughout the bout. I was never sure I’m winning the bout before the very last moment.” Read Next MOST READ Next stop for Gassiev is the Muhammad Ali trophy in the cruiserweight division of the WBSS final in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in May. There he will face Ukraine’s Alexander Usyk, who beat Mairis Briedis of Latvia in the other WBSS semi-final. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises FILE – NEWARK, NJ – OCTOBER 21: Murat Gassiev takes on Krzysztof Wlodarczyk during their IBF Cruiserweight at Prudential Center on October 21, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFPRussia’s Murat Gassiev retained his IBF cruiserweight belt and grabbed the WBA cruiserweight title with a technical knockout of Cuban Yunier Dorticos in a unification bout in Russia’s resort city Sochi on Saturday.Gassiev, 24, the youngest member of the cruiserweight field of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) improved his record to 27-0 with 19 KO’s following the semi-final win in Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome. ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Former India football skipper Bhaichung Bhutia lauds effort of Indian U-16 footballers

November 27, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgFormer India football skipper Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday lauded the efforts of the national under-16 team who qualified for Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship.”They displayed a lot of promise and hard work. It’s extremely satisfying that the boys have qualified on their own and credit should be given to them,” the football icon told media persons here.India defeated Bahrain (5-0) and Lebanon (6-0) at the tournament qualifiers, played at Iran’s Tabriz, to finish second in their Group E engagements on 6 points and in the process qualified as one of the second best placed teams from across the 11 groups.”They lost just one match but did very well against Bahrain and Lebanon which shows that the team is really shaping up well for the FIFA U-17 World Cup,” he said.Talking about the national senior team which lost three successive encounters in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Bhutia batted for coach Stephen Constantine who has been facing flak for the team’s performance. “The Indian team’s performance obviously was not up to the mark but we have to see that Stephen played with many new players.”We have to give Constantine some more time. I’ve always said priority should always be given to the Indian national team if one needs to improve the game in the country.”The 38-year-old also harped on the need for improving the level of football in the I-League before acting on the proposals of merging it with the Indian Super League (ISL).”We have to ensure that the l-League is pushed up until it reaches the level of ISL and then we can think of merging both leagues,” he said.advertisementAll India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das has said that the ISL and the I-League football tournaments would be merged in the next two to three yearslast_img read more

This explosive batting legend is Brendon McCullum’s favourite cricketer

November 26, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgNew Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum has named the West Indies cricket legend Viv Richards as his favourite player of all time.McCullum has described the former West Indies captain as “the leader of cricket” around the world during his time. (Also read: Viv Richards wants to coach Pakistan) Richards, who has been dubbed by many as the ‘most destructive batsman of all time’, averages 50.23 with the bat in Tests and 47 in One-Days.”My favourite West Indies player of all time has to be Sir Viv Richards. He was the leader of cricket right around the world throughout his time; his charisma, the way he carried himself, the way he led his team and obviously the way that he played as well,” said McCullum on Tuesday.”He wasn’t just one of my favourite West Indies players; he was one of my favourite players of all time as well. I had the opportunity to meet him not long ago. Sometimes it’s dangerous to meet your heroes, but not on this occasion. It was a really cool moment, and what a guy he is as well.” (Also read: Brendon McCullum bows out in typical fashion, Twitter reacts)McCullum is among several international players selected to play in the fourth edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) due to start later this year.The New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman will represent Trinbago Knight Riders, one of six franchises in the CPL.”I’m super excited to be featuring in this edition of the 2016 CPL. It’s really special to be playing in the Caribbean; the fan engagement and carnival atmosphere is something I’ve heard a lot from a lot of players around the world,” said McCullum, who has gathered 2,140 runs from 71 T20 International matches with a top score of 123.advertisement”My favourite memories of playing in the West Indies are in touring around some of the boutique grounds I’ve been involved in. I guess there are the cultural aspects of the Caribbean (as well), and just getting to meet some of the great people over there.”McCullum is representing a franchise that also includes South African Hashim Amla, Umar Akmal of Pakistan and former West Indies stroke-maker Ramnaresh Sarwan.last_img read more

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinch Maharashtra Open 2019 doubles title

November 16, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIndia’s top-ranked doubles players Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan won the Tata Open Maharashtra ATP 250 tournament in Pune on Saturday after beating a British pairing of Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara in straight sets.Joining hands for the first time on the ATP tour, top seed Bopanna and Sharan reigned supreme in Saturday’s final beating their unseeded opponents without breaking a sweat – 6-3, 6-4.Bopanna and Sharan had overcome marathon tie-breakers in the quarter-final and semi-final won 72 percent of service points and converted three of four break points to earn the victory in 63 minutes in front of their home crowd.Having gone title-less in 2018, Bopanna and Sharan have made a strong start to the season which will give them the much-needed confidence ahead of the season’s first Grand Slam – Australian Open 2019.Notably, Bopanna and Sharan had played against each other in the ATP 250 tournament in 2017 in Chennai. The French Open doubles champion partnered with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to win the title against Sharan and his then partner, Purav Raja.Doubles ?? no. 1?8? for @rohanbopannaDoubles ?? no. 4? for @divijsharanFIRST AS A PAIR! ??Bopanna/Divij claim the Doubles Title at #TataOpenMaharashtra 2019 with a convincing win over Bambridge/O’Mara! ??#AdvantagePune #TOM2019 #ATP #ATPTour #Tennis pic.twitter.com/1xdobTR4haTata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) January 5, 2019?? THAT CELEBRATION SAYS IT ALL ??#TOM2019 Doubles ?? seeds @rohanbopanna & @divijsharan were elated after clinching the ?? at home! ?????#AdvantagePune #TataOpenMaharashtra #TOM2019 #ATP #ATPTour #Tennis pic.twitter.com/IXbuq4cWpS Tata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) January 5, 2019Bopanna lost just four points on his serve during the entire match as the top-seeded Indians produced a dominating win. This was veteran Bopanna’s 18th ATP tour title while Sharan has now won his fourth tournament on the circuit. Before this, Bopanna won the Vienna event in October 2017 with Pablo Cuevas and Sharan won the Antwerp trophy with Scott Lipksy in the same month.advertisementSharan dropping the serve in the eighth game of the second set was the only blemish as there was no drama in the final after they played two intense and dramatic matches en route the title clash.A little opening for a break emerged for the top-seeded Indians when Bambridge served a double fault to go down 0-30 in the sixth game but they came back strongly.Left-handed Sharan was down a deciding point in the next game when Bopanna made an error on the overhead smash volley but the Indians managed to hold.Then followed a super show from Bopanna, who unleashed his single-handed backhand thrice to earn the first break of the match and then served out the set in the next.The Coorgi lost just three points in his three service games as he was the standout performer in the summit clash.He continued to serve big even as Sharan’s serve was under pressure again in the fourth game when he went down 0-30 but the Indians escaped with the left-hander holding his own with an ace.Bopanna came out firing once again, serving at love, to make it 4-2 which became 5-2 when they broke O’Maara in the next.It was Bambride, who cracked in this game too making several errors, handing Sharan a chance to serve out the match.However, the Delhi southpaw dropped serve. Bopanna completed the job in the 10th game without any fuss.Also Read | Maria Sharapova suffers thigh injury ahead of Australian OpenAlso Read | Nadal, wary of thigh problem before Australian Open, pulls out of Brisbane Internationallast_img read more

TFA Invests In World Cup

November 7, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgIt is also recognised that the World Cup is the culmination of a clear strategic objective for our nation and one that has been a high priority for all concerned.A comprehensive analysis of the organisation’s position and subsequent planning requirements have now been completed which has resulted in a commitment from the TFA Board of Management to the 2011 World Cup campaign which is significant, and a great testament to the value the Board has placed in the success of the Australian contingent.The total investment is in excess of $250,000, which will prepare athletes for this campaign, and also ensure costs are achievable for the majority of the contingent.TFA Chairman, Michael Rush, says that it is an exciting time for the Australian contingent, and wishes the team’s the best of luck at the event. “Touch Football Australia is totally committed to the High Performance program and invests significantly in it every year,” Rush said. “World Cup selection is the pinnacle of achievement for the athletes and I’m pleased the organisation can announce further support around this event.  I join with everyone in the touch community wishing the athletes well for their final preparations and for the tournament itself.”TFA also recognises the ongoing support of the Australian Sports Commission in also achieving this result through our High Performance funding.TFA now looks forward to the opportunity to retain its position as the number one country in Touch Football for officials and teams. Related Files2011_tfa_world_cup_commitment-pdflast_img read more

Jet Airways shares continue to face massive selling pressure tumble over 18

October 20, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgNew Delhi: Shares of Jet Airways continued the downward trend, plunging over 18 per cent Monday as stock exchanges, last week, decided to impose restrictions on its stock trading from June 28. The scrip which has been tumbling for the 11th consecutive day further plummeted 18.28 per cent to hit a multi-year low of 67.05 on the BSE. At NSE, shares plunged 17.94 per cent to a multi-year low of Rs 67. In 11 trading days, the scrip has tumbled over 55 per cent from Rs 150.85 on May 30. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep Stock exchanges will impose restrictions on trading in Jet Airways shares from June 28 as part of preventive surveillance measures to curb excessive volatility, according to a circular issued last week. The cash-starved airline suspended operations in April. In a circular on Wednesday, NSE said shares of the company would be shifted from “Rolling Segment to Trade for Trade Segment, wherein the settlement in the scrip will take place on gross basis with 100 per cent upfront margin and 5 per cent price band”. There are restrictions in trading of shares that are under Trade for Trade Segment.last_img read more

Afghanistans decimated livestock could take 10 years to regenerate – UN report

October 6, 2019 0 Comments

Four years of drought and many years of civil strife have decimated livestock in Afghanistan, a major source of income and food for farmers and their families, and it could take up to 10 years for the animal herds to regenerate naturally, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. The number of cattle per family has fallen by more than two-thirds, from 3.7 to 1.22 over the past eight years, while that of sheep decreased particularly sharply from 21.9 to 2.9 over the same period, according to the preliminary results of the first livestock census ever conducted in Afghanistan when compared with previous estimates. “The major challenge now is to maximize the natural regeneration of herds,” the FAO Senior Officer, Livestock Development, Simon Mack, said in a statement. “This can be done by ensuring that the animals are healthy and well fed, and that there are adequate breeding males or artificial insemination available.” Animals were also being imported from neighbouring countries and Mr. Mack warned that without adequate veterinary control there was a risk of spreading infectious diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease and peste des petits ruminants, which could adversely affect the recovery of the national herd. “FAO strongly recommends increasing the capacity of the public veterinary services to manage these disease risks,” he said. The preliminary results show that there are 3.7 million cattle in Afghanistan, 8.8 million sheep, 7.3 million goats, 1.6 million donkeys, 180,000 camels, 140,000 horses and 12.2 million poultry. The Kuchi nomads and other semi-nomadic pastoralists in the provinces of Ghazni, Zabul, Kabul and Kandahar have been particularly hit by the drought, FAO said. About 60 percent of the Kuchi households have completely lost their livestock. The majority of households have yet to recover. Meanwhile UN agencies are pre-positioning food, fuel, and non-food stocks in difficult-to-access areas and undertaking other efforts to mitigate the worst effects of winter on vulnerable groups throughout the country. These include road-clearance, and emergency cash-for-work programmes to support additional household costs. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has pre-positioned 32,000 metric tons of food stocks for around 650,000 people, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is stockpiling tents, blankets, plastic sheets, kerosene stoves, and fuel, and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has pre-placed medical supplies in remote and high-altitude areas to ensure a rapid response to any potential disease outbreak. read more

UN refugee agency urges safeguard compliance before any returns begin under EUTurkey

October 2, 2019 0 Comments

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) “does not object to returns of people without protection needs and who have not asked for asylum, providing that human rights are adhered to,” UNHCR Chief Spokesperson Melissa Fleming told reporters in Geneva.According to a statement issued by the EU, the sides agreed that all new “irregular” migrants crossing from Turkey into Greek islands will be returned to Turkey, starting from 20 March, and for every Syrian being returned to Turkey from Greek islands, another Syrian will be resettled from Turkey to the EU.Across Greece, which has been compelled to host people because of closed borders elsewhere in Europe, numerous aspects of the systems for receiving and dealing with people who may need international protection are still either not working or absent, she said.There are currently around 51,000 refugees and migrants in the country, 46,000 on the mainland and 5,000 on the islands. Recent arrivals spiked on 29th March at 766 after several days of arrivals averaging about 300 people a day.Without urgent further EU support, the limited capacity of the Greek asylum service to register and process asylum claims will create problems, she said. Limited hours of registration, daily ceilings on registrations, a lack of access to the Skype system for registration set up by the Asylum Services, are at present adding to the anxiety.In Turkey, UNHCR has requested access to people returned from Greece, to ensure people can benefit from effective international protection and to prevent risk of refoulement. UNHCR hopes that the Temporary Protection regulation required for granting or reinstating temporary protection status for Syrians readmitted from Greece will be adopted soon.UNHCR has set out the safeguards that would be required for safe readmission from Greece to Turkey, most recently in a paper of 23 March.In line with its global policy on promoting alternatives to detention, UNHCR has had to suspend services at all closed facilities, with the exception of protection monitoring and providing information on asylum procedures, she said. In March, sea arrivals down in Greece, up in Italy Greece saw more than 150,700 sea arrivals for the first three months of 2016, albeit with lower arrivals in March.Sea arrivals on the other main Mediterranean route – from North Africa to Italy – increased to 18,784 from 10,165 recorded in the same period of 2015, representing a more than 80 per cent increase, with March arrivals showing a four-fold increase. These are predominantly Nigerians, Gambians, Senegalese, Malians and other West African nationals. read more

Japanese Prime Minister Abe calls for resolute UN action against DPR Koreas

October 2, 2019 0 Comments

“There is no alternative but to say that the threat has now reached a dimension altogether different from what has transpired until now,” Mr. Abe said during the Assembly’s annual general debate. “We must therefore respond to this in a manner entirely distinct from our responses thus far. We must concentrate our strengths and thwart North Korea’s plans,” he said.Noting that three ballistic missiles from DPRK reached Japan’s exclusive economic zone, he said “it is purely a matter of good fortune that no commercial aircraft or ships suffered any damage during this incident.”He said DPRK claimed to have successfully detonated a nuclear warhead in a test on 9 September, after which he phoned United States President Barack Obama and the Republic of Korea’s President, Park Geun-hye, to draw up an agreement that the three countries will demonstrate a resolute attitude toward DPRK.“Next is the United Nations’ turn on the stage,” Mr. Abe said, calling on the Security Council to “indicate an unmistakable attitude towards this threat of a new dimension.”Mr. Abe described peace as something like glass. When well-polished and transparent, its presence goes unnoticed. A small crack can be overlooked for a while, but “before you know it, the crack expands and the glass in time shatters with a crash,” he said.Noting that this December, Japan will mark its 60th anniversary of its accession to the United Nations, he said his country has single-mindedly wished and advocated for world peace and the elimination of nuclear weapons.The cumulative total of Japan’s assessed contributions to the UN regular and peacekeeping budgets easily exceeds $20 billion in book value, second only to the US. In addition, its overseas development assistance has amounted to $334.5 billion, again in book value.Peace, stability and security of the seas as well as navigation and overflight are the basis for the peace and prosperity for the international community, he said, stressing that States should make their claims based on international law, and disputes must be settled through peaceful means.Turning to the UN governance structure, he said that countries in Africa and Latin America have built up a degree of influence in global politics and economy but they don’t have satisfactory representation on the Security Council, calling for the reform of the body as a matter of urgency. read more

Vince Cable launches £22 million automotive Proving Factory initiative

October 2, 2019 0 Comments

Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, has launched an advanced manufacturing initiative for the automotive sector, with an investment of £21.8 million from the public and private sector.The Proving Factory is a collaborative project involving major companies and groups in the UK motor industry. It will result in component manufacturing at Tata Steel’s site in Rotherham and an assembly facility in the West Midlands, managed by Productiv. The Proving Factory will industrialise and validate new technologies and supply them to vehicle manufacturers.The Secretary of State, Vince Cable said, “Supply chains are the lifeblood of industry and vital in our drive for renewed economic growth, which is why government has committed to supporting their development as part of our Industrial Strategy.“The Proving Factory is a clear demonstration of how AMSCI is bringing government and businesses together to overcome barriers in efficiency and expansion, while creating a wealth of valuable new jobs in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.”Those supporting The Proving Factory project include Jaguar Land Rover as a major UK vehicle manufacturer, Schaeffler and Unipart, offering their supply chain and process expertise, and the Midlands Assembly Network, which is offering component process and supply.The innovative automotive technologies and components that the project will industrialise prior to manufacture will come from six technology developers including: Bladon Jets, Drive Systems Design, Flybrid, Libralato and Torotrak.The Proving Factory will ultimately manufacture low volume advanced technologies for vehicle manufacturers, with a target of 1,000 to 20,000 units per annum for each of 10 to 20 products.The project has received funding and strategic support from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Automotive Council. It has received £12.8 million in grant and loan funding from the government through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative, which has been matched with £9.1 million of private funding.It is envisaged that The Proving Factory will create over 250 direct new jobs in assisted areas, where new employment is greatly needed, and around 1,000 more in the manufacturing and engineering supply chain.Commenting, SMMT interim Chief Executive, Mike Baunton, said, “We are always pleased to see government and industry working together to strengthen the automotive supply chain and bring to market high-tech engineering projects from the wealth of expertise we have in the UK. This initiative provides the structure and skills to enable UK-based businesses to support our strong automotive vehicle and component manufacturing industry and to launch innovative new products.”Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Womens lacrosse Ohio State regains momentum in homeopening win vs Detroit Mercy

September 28, 2019 0 Comments

Ohio State then-freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to score against Vermont during the 2017 season. Credit: Courtesy of Walt Middleton – OSU AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s lacrosse team (1-1) bounced back from its season-opening loss to Navy in its home opener Friday night after defeating Detroit Mercy (0-2) 20-5. The Buckeyes dominated offensively with 11 different players putting points on the board. Ohio State was 22-27 in draw controls allowing them to maintain possession for most of the game. “It was awesome to see so many different girls score because that is what we’re going for is just a balanced offense,” sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez said. Hernandez led the team with five goals on eight shots. “We started out a little slow but I think we did a good job of bouncing back and pushing through the lows,” Hernandez said. “At first we weren’t really converting on those shots but I think we just brought it in and really made adjustments to put the ball behind the net.” After the Titans scored first, Ohio State set the tone early by going on a 7-0 run in the first half, while holding the Titans to a 22-minute scoring drought. Detroit Mercy freshman midfielder Meredith Moore scored with less than two minutes left in the first half, but that did not shake Ohio State’s momentum; the Buckeyes followed with three more goals before halftime, leading 10-2.Ohio State junior attacker McKayla Conti had four goals and junior attacker Sarah Dickinson had three assists. The Buckeyes had 42 shots compared to the Titans’ 17. “I thought our attackers and midfielders were courageous and they just took it,” head coach Alexis Venechanos said.  Sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo had six saves in the game. Ohio State caused 10 turnovers overall, three of which were from junior defender Caroline Mackrides.  A forced turnover by senior midfielder Shannon Rosati and clear attempt by Mackrides late in the first half gave Hernandez her third goal of the game. “My teammates created a lot for me. They drew double, moved it to me, I just had one girl to beat and I just finished,” Hernandez said. Detroit Mercy redshirt sophomore midfielder Kaitlyn Wandelt led the Titans with four points, three of which came in the second half. But Ohio State went on a 6-0 run beginning around the 13-minute mark to greatly extend its lead and close out the game. “We knew we had a lot to work on this week sharpening things up” said Hernandez. “I think we did a better job of moving the ball more and not having as many turnovers as last week.” Ohio State takes on Jacksonville on the road Feb. 23. read more

Man to spend second day on raft protesting against Kilkenny bridge

September 22, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgSource: Darragh ByrneA PROTESTER IS to spend a second day on board a raft on the site of a controversial proposed bridge in Kilkenny.On board the raft is a tent with the words ‘No CAS’ written on it.CAS is the Kilkenny Central Access Scheme, under which a bridge is being built over the River Nore. A photo by local photographer Danny Lahart, with the #savekilkenny hashtag that protesters have been using on Twitter. Source: Danny LahartSome residents are protesting because they believe the road will bring more traffic into the centre of the medieval city.Speaking to TheJournal.ie yesterday, the man who built the raft said that he is there to “try and stop [construction workers] driving piles into the river and try and stop them building the massive bridge through the medieval heart of Kilkenny, which the majority of Kilkenny people don’t want”.Work on the bridge was temporarily suspended last Thursday after protesters swam into the path of the construction work.Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council (KCC) Patrick Millea said that he believes work will resume in the next day or so.However, with the raft in the path of the work, this could raise issues.Councillors will meet again on the subject on 1 September, having agreed to undertake a review of the CAS.At a meeting on Saturday, councillors were given legal advice that they could not overturn the decision on the bridge.A local protester said that there was anger expressed by many of the locals present when they were given the news by councillors. There were “tumultuous scenes” after the announcement was made.She said “we don’t regret the feelings of extreme anger but we do regret the way it was expressed”.Protesters are believed to be looking at the contracts for the bridge with a legal expert.Read: Protester builds ‘raft’ to stop building of controversial Kilkenny bridge>last_img read more

Man 30s arrested after cannabis worth €235000 seized at Carlow growhouse

September 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 5:51 PM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Share4 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 16,676 Views 17 Comments Mar 5th 2019, 5:51 PM Image: Gardaícenter_img GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED cannabis worth an estimated €235,000 at a growhouse in Carlow today.The growhouse was discovered on the Tullow Road area of Carlow Town.Approximately 170 mature cannabis plants were discovered along with a significant quantity of harvested plant material.One man in his thirties has been arrested and has been detained at Carlow Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act.The scene is currently being examined by Garda Scenes of Crime Examiners. Source: RevenueSeparately, €20,000 worth of weed was seized at the Dublin Mail Centre today.Around 1kg of herbal cannabis, concealed in two parcels labelled as “diaries”, was discovered with the help of Revenue detector dog Bailey.The drugs, which originated in South Africa were destined for an address in north Dublin city.Separately yesterday, Revenue officers at the Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 9kgs of Khat with an estimated street value of €4,500.The Khat was discovered in a parcel that originated in Ethiopia and was destined for an address in Dublin City Centre.These seizures are part of Revenue’s ongoing operations targeting drug importations. https://jrnl.ie/4525496 Image: Gardaí Short URL Man (30s) arrested after cannabis worth €235,000 seized at Carlow growhouse Separately, €20,000 worth of weed was seized at the Dublin Mail Centre in two parcels labelled as “diaries”.last_img read more

AST Kenai Man Drowned In Cook Inlet

September 14, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgKevin Loran, 59 of Anchorage, was on the vessel when Walsh went overboard. Loran attempted to get Walsh back on board but was not successful. While Loran was trying to get Walsh aboard, Walsh became unresponsive and went face down in the water. The Alaska State Troopers, Homer Police Department, and US Coast Guard arrived on scene when the vessel returned to the dock.  Walsh’s body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office. Next of kin has been notified. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers received a report of a drowning victim in Cook Inlet on July 5, reported from a commercial fishing vessel. Anthony Walsh, 62 of Kenai, was commercial salmon fishing in Cook Inlet when Walsh went overboard, according to Troopers. A nearby vessel came over and the two crews were able to get Walsh out of the water and CPR was performed, but they were unable to revive him.last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

September 11, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between September 30, 2018 to October 7, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierPlastic bag ban approaches by Lizzie McDermottWilmington loses fire engine to rust by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchWilmington’s 2018 Halloween Sex Offender Safety Map by Dave CopelandLowell SunWilmington limits locations for flavored tobacco sales by Kori TuittOutdoor, public ice rink coming to Wilmington by Kori TuittPolice: Wilmington man beat ex-girlfriend with crucifixLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

How Much Of An Emotional Boost Are The Astros Giving Houston After

September 2, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgEd MayberryMayor Sylvester Turner speaks at a playoff rally in front of Houston City Hall along with Astros players Joe Musgrove and Derek Fisher, and owner Jim Crane. Listen Share In the past week, has someone struck up a conversation with you in line at the grocery store just because you were wearing Astros gear? Or did you high-five a total stranger at the sports bar when Evan Gattis hit his home run in Game 7 of the ALCS? The culture of sports is widespread and generally seems to unify even complete strangers – and especially so when teams are doing well, like the Astros.In addition to their current World Series run, Houston sports fans are feeling pretty good these days with a Rockets team starting its season off strong, a Texans quarterback who may be the franchise player that’s been lacking in that position, and the Dynamo headed back to the playoffs for the first time since 2013.So, as we revel in the successes of our local teams, we’re wondering how that success might influence us socially? In addition to occasionally connecting strangers, how else could sports benefit society? For example, how much of an emotional boost are the Astros giving the city after Hurricane Harvey?Jeff Balke from the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine joins us to discuss that question along with Dr. Billy Hawkins from the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance.– / 10 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /06:43 X last_img read more

With New Studios and a New System Xbox Prepares for the Next

September 1, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, and Dead Luigi Join Smash Bros. UltimateAn Interview with Jump Force Producer Koji Nakajima Microsoft held one of its strongest Xbox briefings at this year’s E3. The company did a great job of proving it isn’t a one-trick pony by showcasing a variety of different titles. It’s clear the Redmond-based group wants to distance itself from the “shooter box” stigma. It is also evident the company is looking ahead. As I said before, the Xbox One is effectively a dead system. Hope lies in the future, and that’s exactly what Microsoft is preparing the Xbox brand for.One of the biggest problems plaguing the Xbox One is a lack of exclusives. Sony and Nintendo seem to drop a major exclusive title every month. Conversely, the Xbox One is lucky to get even three big exclusives out of the door. To make matters worse, the exclusives Xbox does get are either divisive or suffer from low sales. Games like Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 brought in a lot of players, but they aren’t exactly universally praised. Then you have excellent exclusives like Sunset Overdrive which failed to make a dent sales-wise. The Xbox has an “exclusives” problem.Microsoft understands the current state of Xbox exclusives, hence why it has purchased a number of notable developers to bolster its exclusive lineup. These devs include Undead Studios, who is responsible for the State of Decay series. Playground Games, the studio behind Forza Horizon. Compulsion Games, who is releasing We Happy Few later this year. Finally, there’s Ninja Theory, which recently released Hellblade on Xbox One. Microsoft even created a new studio called The Initiative.Playground Games and Undead Studios being under the Microsoft umbrella makes sense given how they already produce exclusives for Xbox. Compulsion Games is an interesting acquisition since it has yet to fully prove itself. The biggest gain is Ninja Theory. One can argue the developer has never released a bad title during its existence. I’d even go so far as to say that, given enough time and resources, Ninja Theory can grow to rival Sony’s Naughty Dog studio. These studios have the potential to produce quality titles, but there’s one last thing needed to take things to the next level: a new console.Like I said in my last editorial about the current state of Xbox, the only way for the brand to truly move forward is to start over with a new system. The reveal of the Xbox One still haunts the console. Despite all of the strides made to course-correct, gamers still remember the $500 price tag, the DRM, “TV TV TV Sports sports sports,” and any ridiculous thing said by Don Mattrick. There doesn’t seem to be anything Microsoft can do to fix the Xbox’s image. The best thing to do is a hard reset in the form of a shiny new system.Sony recently stated it wouldn’t release a new console (the PlayStation 5) for another three years. The next Xbox could potentially release within the next two to three years. Xbox head Phil Spencer said the new console is currently in development during yesterday’s briefing. The next generation will be here sooner rather than later.It typically takes anywhere between two to five years to produce a solid video game. If Microsoft’s newest studios are already working on titles, it is safe to say they’ll be on the next Xbox. I’m not saying these devs will produce games for launch, but they’re no doubt all working on something for the upcoming Xbox system. A new system with new games is something few hardcore gamers will pass up, especially if both the hardware and software are legit.With talented studios producing quality titles and a new system to play them on, Microsoft is setting the stage for its grand comeback. Anything can happen in the next couple of years. Success is not guaranteed. Still, this is the best position Xbox has found itself in since the golden age of the Xbox 360. I think we’re about to witness a newly revitalized Xbox brand put Sony and Nintendo on notice. Even if you aren’t a fan of Xbox, you have to feel excited overseeing what these new studios will make for Microsoft’s upcoming console.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

CMCH writes to guardians to urge students to end strike

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgKolkata: Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) authorities on Saturday wrote to the guardians of the agitating medical students who have been staging demonstration inside the hospital campus for past six days with the demand for a new hostel.Few MBBS students of second, third and fourth years started hunger-strike to fulfill their demands. The CMCH authorities appealed to the parents of the medical students to withdraw the movement due to which two students have already fallen ill. The students taking part in the agitation alleged that the hostel meant for them was not in a good condition and the rooms are not up to the mark. The students also submitted a deputation to the CMCH principal on Tuesday placing their various demands. The hospital authorities have categorically mentioned that they will not be able to fulfill the demands. Some of the representatives of the medical students taking part in the agitation held a meeting with the principal of the CMCH and had a prolonged discussion regarding the same. But no solution has come out of it. Senior officials of the CMCH urged the students to lift the agitation which they have turned down. Students threatened to continue the demonstration till the demands are met. There has been no impact on the health services of the hospital. The second, third and fourth year MBBS students of the CMCH started the agitation after the first year students were given a new hostel by the authorities.last_img read more