Liberal MP in Newfoundland issues apology for eat less fish tweet

first_imgAPTN National NewsSt. John’s East Liberal MP Nick Whalen has issued an apology for a tweet he wrote Sunday stating that Labradorians should “eat less fish” if they were concerned about mercury poisoning due to the flooding of the reservoir for the Muskrat Falls dam.“I would like to apologize to the people of Labrador and all Canadians for the insensitive comments I made on social media and regret any offense I have caused,” Whalen said in the brief statement. “I am encouraged that the Premier will be visiting Happy Valley – Goose Bay and meeting with community leaders to try and make progress for the people of Labrador in the days ahead.APTN reached out to Whalen Monday morning to explain the tweet but our calls were not returned.There are concerns among Inuit and Innu people in Labrador that flooding of the reservoir for the over budget $11.4 billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project will cause the neuro-toxin methylmercury to be flushed from the vegetation and topsoil in the reservoir downstream and into fish and wildlife.The comment on social media comes at a sensitive time when Innu and Inuit groups are waging a pitched battle against the planned flood.As of this posting, 50 protectors of the land still occupy Nalcors offices at the Muskrat Falls construction site 30 kilometres west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.In Ottawa, Inuk artist Billy Gauthier is on day 11 of a water-only hunger strike. Joining him are Delilah Saunders, sister of Loretta Saunders who was murdered in 2014, and Jerry Kohlmeister. Both are consuming broth.Meetings are scheduled between Innu and Inuit leadership and Premier Dwight Ball Tuesday in Goose Bay.news@aptn.calast_img read more

Deutsche Bank United Rentals and Twitter surge

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:Deutsche Bank AG, up 70 cents to $9.03Bloomberg News reported that the German government might make it easier for the bank to combine with rival Commerzbank.Verizon Communications Inc., down $1.60 to $57.25The company said it will take a $4.6 billion charge to cover weak results from its Oath media business.United Rentals Inc., up $6.44 to $108.30The equipment rental company gave a strong 2019 forecast and said it will resume buying back its own stock.Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc., down $4.02 to $47.01The arcade and restaurant chain’s sales were weaker than analysts expected.Twitter Inc., up $1.80 to $36.25Technology and internet companies made some of the largest gains on the U.S. market Wednesday.Under Armour Inc., down $2.31 to $19.81The athletic gear retailer gave up some of its recent gains following its annual investor day.WEC Energy Group Inc., down $1.02 to $73.87Investors bought high-growth stocks, and utilities and other high-dividend stocks didn’t do as well as the rest of the market.Occidental Petroleum Corp., up 71 cents to $65.41Energy companies rallied along with crude oil prices.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Osaka keeps Indian Wells title defense on track

first_imgIndian Wells (United States): World number one and defending champion Naomi Osaka powered past American Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-2 on Monday to book a fourth-round meeting with resurgent Swiss Belinda Bencic at Indian Wells. Japan’s Osaka, whose second straight Grand Slam title at the Australian Open propelled her to the top of the rankings, traded breaks with Collins early in the first set. But she got the decisive break in the ninth game, giving herself a break point with a backhand winner before pouncing on a short ball and belting a forehand winner to give herself a chance to serve for the set. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherAn increasingly confident Osaka broke Collins at love for a 2-1 lead in the second. She finished out the next game for a 3-1 lead and led 5-1 before Collins saved a match point to hold and make Osaka serve out the match. Collins, trying to build on a breakout run to the Australian Open semi-finals, failed in her bid to avenge her 6-1, 6-0 loss to Osaka in their only prior meeting in Beijing last year. And Osaka, whose first career title came at this prestigious WTA premier mandatory event last year, advanced to a meeting with Bencic, the 23rd seed who defeated Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 6-2. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenBencic stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the final at Dubai last month to capture her first WTA title in four years. The 21-year-old stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the final at Dubai last month to capture her first WTA title in four years. She won the WTA title in Toronto in 2015 before a series of back and wrist injuries saw her slide down the rankings. In other third-round action, three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber came from a set down to beat Russian qualifier Natalia Vikhlyantseva 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. After dropping her serve in the first game of the second set, Kerber won seven games in a row to force a third set and take a 2-0 lead in the decider. She was unable to convert four match points against Vikhlyantseva’s serve at 5-1 and was broken at love when serving for the match at 5-2 before finally putting it away. “I think it gives me confidence that I can turn around matches, that I can play also three sets, also in the close moments that I’m there, that I can trust myself,” said Kerber, adding that it was always difficult to face an opponent for the first time. She’ll be doing the same in the round of 16 against Aryna Sabalenka, the ninth seed from Belarus who defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 7-5. Seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams also found it tricky facing fellow American Christina McHale for the first time, but she pulled back early breaks in each set to win 6-2, 7-5. “I never played her, so you’re out there learning what they do well, what shots they select,” Williams said, adding that it wasn’t until the second set that she felt ‘OK, I understand.’ “I felt comfortable with trying to control the point from there,” said Williams, who fired 20 winners and converted seven of her nine break point chances. She’ll fight for a quarter-final berth against Mona Barthel, a 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 winner over Julia Goerges in an all-German contest. Fifth-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova relied on a solid service game in a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure. She next faces Estonian Anett Kontaveit, who was leading 5-0 against 11th-seeded Anastasija Sevastova when the Latvian retired from their match.last_img read more

15 polling stations in Mizoram for tribal refugees

first_imgAgartala/Aizawl: The Election Commission will set up 15 special polling stations at Kanhmun village along the Mizoram-Tripura border to help tribal refugees living in relief camps in Tripura exercise their franchise for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram, officials said on Friday. The tribal refugees, however, have yet to decide whether they would go to Kanhmun village to cast their votes. There are around 12,000 eligible voters, from among the 35,000 tribal immigrants from Mizoram, sheltered in northern Tripura’s seven relief camps in Kanchanpur and Panisagar sub-divisions for the past 22 years after they fled from Mizoram in the wake of communal tensions. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “Like last year’s Assembly elections, the Election Commission has decided to set up 15 special polling stations at Kanhmun village to facilitate voting by the tribal refugees during the Lok Sabha polls in Mizoram,” Kanchanpur Sub-Divisional Magistrate Abeda Nanda Baidya told IANS on the phone. He said: “The North Tripura district administration would arrange vehicles and security to help these tribals to cast their votes in these 15 special polling stations on April 11.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Meanwhile, the NGO Coordination Committee, a conglomerate of major civil society and student organisations, had earlier threatened to agitate if special arrangements were made for the tribal refugee voters to cast their votes in the special polling stations, instead of the normal polling stations in different districts of Mizoram. A delegation of the Mizoram Bru Displaced People’s Forum (MBDPF), the refugees’ apex body, would meet the Election Commission in Delhi next week demanding setting up of polling stations inside the seven relief camps “It would be very difficult for the aged, ailing and pregnant women to travel on an average of 35 km to Kanhmun village to cast votes. A three member MBDPF delegation would meet the Election Commission early next week to persuade the commission to accept our demands,” Bruno Msha, General Secretary of MBDPF, told IANS. Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashish Kundra said in Aizawl that as per the Election Commission’s directives, 15 polling stations – nine for Mamit district and three each for Kolasib and Lunglei districts – would be set up at the Mizoram-Tripura border village. Kundra said that he is in close touch with the Tripura CEO regarding the logistical support to the refugee voters. He said that he will send a team to Tripura to discuss the arrangements. Meanwhile, following an agreement signed in Delhi in July 2018, foodgrain and other relief supplies to the Reang tribal immigrants was to be stopped from October 1, 2018, to compel the tribal refugees to return to their respective villages in Mizoram. However, following an appeal by the refugees, the supply was extended twice by the Union Home Ministry first till March 31 and then again till September 30. “A Home Ministry letter to the Chief Secretaries of Tripura and Mizoram said that the refugees have to be repatriated by September 30. Free rations and other facilities will be stopped then,” an official of Tripura’s Revenue and Relief department said.last_img read more

Delhi court stays NBWs against Kejriwal Sisodia

first_imgNEW DELHI: A Delhi Court on Wednesday stayed non-bailable warrants (NBWs) issued against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav in a criminal defamation complaint filed by advocate Surender Kumar Sharma.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal stayed the NBWs against the leaders and listed the matter for further hearing on April 29. The warrants were issued on Tuesday observing that they have failed to appear before the court. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderLater in the day, Kejriwal’s counsel moved an application seeking the stay. Sharma alleged that in 2013, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) approached him to contest the Delhi Assembly elections on a party ticket, saying that Kejriwal was pleased with his social services. However, he was later denied the ticket. Sharma claimed that on October 14, 2013 articles in leading newspapers carried “defamatory, unlawful and derogatory words used by the accused persons” which lowered his reputation in the Bar and the society. Yogendra Yadav was a member of the National Executive of the AAP till 2015, when he quit the party to launch Swaraj India.last_img read more

Air India has 20 planes grounded for repair

first_imgMumbai: Flag carrier Air India has been forced to ground as many as 20 of its 127 fleet of aircraft, comprising both wide-body as well as single-aisle, as it does not have the funds to replace their engines, a senior official has said. The debt-ridden AI, surviving on public doles, needs at least Rs 1,500 crore to get new engines for these planes, and with has no funds coming in, these planes are unlikely to resume operations any soon, the official explained. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe loss-making carrier has a fleet of 127 planes of which 45 are Boeing wide-bodies (27 B787s and 18 B777s) and cater to the long-haul and ultra-long haul international routes, and the rest are narrow-body Airbus A320s. “As many as 20 of our planes are out of operations since late last year due to engine issues. That means almost 16 percent of our fleet is down. These planes have to be fitted with new engines, which will require around Rs 1,500 crore,” the official said. Of these, 14 are A320s, four are B787-800s (Dreamliners) and the remaining two are B777s he said. The official said the airline has been trying to get them back into operations with new engines, since late last year.last_img read more

AAP govts stand sought on PIL for state human rights commission

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Tuesday sought the AAP government’s stand on a PIL seeking setting up of a state human rights commission in the national Capital. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani issued notice to the Delhi government and sought its reply to the plea by September 7, the next date of hearing. The petition by Abhijit Mishra, a financial economist, has contended that the Delhi government has neither issued any notification nor made any efforts to set up a State Human Rights Commission here as prescribed under the Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993.last_img read more

The Odds Of Winning The Indianapolis Colts Weather Challenge

Football season is nearly here, which for many of us means that weekend productivity is about to hit an annual low. Every so often teams will put on contests for tickets or merchandise, but one NFL team is engaging fans in a different way this year. The Indianapolis Colts are offering half a million dollars to whoever can accurately predict the outdoor kickoff temperature for the team’s 20 games, from the preseason through the end of the regular season.Entries are due Thursday at 12:01 p.m. EDT. On top of submitting temperatures, you also need to correctly predict whether the roof of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will be open for each home game. And if one of the Colts’ late-season Sunday games is “flexed” to a different time slot, the forecasted temperature you submit needs to reflect that changed kickoff time. Get a single temperature or roof position wrong, and you’re eliminated from contention.My initial reaction to this contest was similar to Carl Reiner’s character’s expression of overwhelming doubt about a plan to rob a casino in “Ocean’s Eleven.” The best public example of a foray into long-range weather forecasting has been done by AccuWeather, which provides 45-day forecasts. However, according to more than one accuracy test, these forecasts have struggled and certainly wouldn’t win AccuWeather $500,000 from the Colts.So is it even possible for anyone to do this perfectly? And if so, just how lucky would that person have to be?One of the best ways to forecast weather far into the future is to use climatology as a guide. Unfortunately, in a contest where you need to be perfect, not just close, climatology can only help so much. But you can at least narrow down the possibilities. Using the weather data archive on Weather Underground, as well as from the Midwest Regional Climate Center, I collected the temperatures at kickoff time from 1984 to 2013 for the dates and sites of the 20 Colts games this season.1The stadiums and the nearest weather observation stations are below:Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis) – Indianapolis International AirportMetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey) – Newark Liberty AirportPaul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati) – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International AirportMile High Stadium (Denver) – Buckley Air Force Base (Aurora, Colorado) for 1984-1995 and Denver International Airport for 1996-2013EverBank Field (Jacksonville, Florida) – Jacksonville International AirportNRG Stadium (Houston) – Hobby AirportHeinz Field (Pittsburgh) – Pittsburgh International AirportFirstEnergy Stadium (Cleveland) – Cleveland Hopkins AirportAT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas) – Dallas/Fort Worth International AirportLP Field (Nashville, Tennessee) – Nashville International Airport Let’s start by addressing temperatures: How much volatility and variability are we dealing with?We can look at each week to see what the spread in observed temperatures has been since 1984. Then, assuming we want to avoid forecasting extreme temperatures as a way to improve our odds, we can also look at the 25th, 50th (or median) and 75th percentiles to narrow down our choices to a more realistic range:A few things stand out: Both the ranges and the boxes tend to get larger as you go deeper into the football season. Temperatures in the summer tend to be a bit more stable than in the fall and winter. Because the jet stream has retreated far enough north in the warm season, you have fewer cold fronts to contend with, and there’s more moisture in the atmosphere. All of this can generally reduce the range of temperatures in the summertime. As the season progresses, the spread in observed temperatures expands. The games on Sept. 21 in Jacksonville, Florida, and Oct. 9 in Houston are the most notable exceptions. Thanks to their southern latitude, those cities still tend to be in a summer-type pattern in early fall, keeping local temperatures a little more stable.Dallas, the site of the Dec. 21 game, has the most volatility at kickoff time of any place where the Colts will play this season. The High Plains tend to see some incredible temperature swings in the fall and winter.So what are the odds of a perfect temperature forecast? The best approach is to guess that this year’s temperature will match the historical average from our 30-year sample. By looking at the standard deviation in the historical sample, we can estimate how likely this year’s temperature is to exactly match the historical average, rounded to the nearest whole number.Getting even one day’s temperature exactly right is quite challenging. Even for the Sept. 21 game in Jacksonville, Florida, which historically has a relatively narrow temperature range, your chances are only about 10 percent. And for the Dec. 21 game in Dallas, which has volatile temperatures that time of year, the chances are just 3 percent. And, of course, it’s even more difficult to get the kickoff temperatures right for all 20 games. The chances are just 1 in 248 septillion.2An alternative method is to narrow things down to the most common outcomes, between the 25th and 75th percentiles of temperatures for our dates, and assume that the temperature will fall at some random integer between those numbers half of the time (the other half of the time, by definition, it will fall outside the 25th to 75th percentile range). This yields an almost identical estimate: one chance in 261 septillion of getting all 20 temperatures right.)By comparison, you have a much greater chance — 1 in 9.2 quintillion — of predicting a perfect bracket for the annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament, and that’s before you improve your odds with the statistics and knowledge of each matchup.Oh, wait. You also have to forecast the Lucas Oil Stadium roof position for each Colts home game. The basic rules are that the roof is closed when precipitation is in the area, wind gusts exceed 40 mph, or the temperature drops below 40 degrees.3To calculate the odds of whether the roof would be closed, I looked at the weather data going back to 1984 to see whether it was raining or snowing in the two to three hours before kickoff, and the three to four hours after kickoff. I also looked at the historical temperatures and reviewed whether the roof — had it existed all these years — would have been closed that day. I then calculated the percentage of times the roof would have been closed over the 30 years. This, of course, is all subject to weather forecasts and a human element. In other words, even if the forecast is wrong, it may be enough to justify keeping the roof closed.And if you haven’t had enough by now, let’s answer this question about flex scheduling. Is it worth it to even bother trying to figure that out? The NFL can “flex” a Sunday game into a different time slot, starting at week five.Since the Dallas Cowboys have already punched their playoff ticket, let’s look at both flexing scenarios for their game with the Colts on Dec. 21. While it’s unlikely the 3:25 p.m. start time will be flexed to 12:00 p.m., the chart at left shows the possibilities.Because the variation in temperature is so small, it probably doesn’t benefit you much to worry about the flex scheduling aspect. At best, you’ll improve your odds a minute fraction.Given the immense number of options that exist in this contest, Colts fans will need more than Andrew Luck on their side if they wish to win. Warren Buffett’s billion-dollar NCAA bracket challenge looks easy by comparison, and offers a much better payoff!My entry in the Colts’ Half A Million Dollar Weather Challenge is below:4The entry I submitted to the contest is different from the one presented here. In this one, I made a few minor tweaks based on better data, but unfortunately I was limited to one entry so I couldn’t resubmit this. read more

Ohio State mens basketball welcomes No 6 Michigan State in need of

OSU freshman guard A.J. Harris (12) gets low to defend Michigan junior guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) during a game against Michigan on Feb. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: William Kosileski | Lantern PhotographerThe door to the NCAA tournament remains ajar for the Ohio State men’s basketball team after grinding out a road win over Nebraska on Saturday, but it could be slammed shut if things don’t go well Tuesday night.That’s when the Buckeyes (18-10, 10-5) are set to welcome sixth-ranked Michigan State (22-5, 9-5) to the Schottenstein Center for a must-win matchup amid OSU’s quest to salvage a seemingly lost year after a tumultuous beginning. “Every game is critical,” sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop said. “You don’t go into a game thinking, ‘We can afford to lose this game,’ or anything like that. We’re a very confident team and we feel like we have a chance to beat anybody when we’re on our A-game.”Putting forth their “A-game” is something that hasn’t always been easy for the youthful Buckeyes. The inconsistency that has stained their season has been heavily discussed. It’s hard to have a conversation about this team without mentioning how up and down its season has been. Yet, OSU coach Thad Matta said he has seen his team developing, even if sometimes his players revert to their old ways, namely stagnant offensive sets and high volumes of turnovers.“We were treading water late November, early season. I like the progress that this team has made,” he said, later adding, “We’ve won some basketball games where earlier I don’t think we could’ve won those games.” Why a win matters On the surface, OSU’s 10 wins in the Big Ten appears to be an impressive mark, but a deeper inquiry reveals that only one of them has come against a team with a conference record .500 or above — a Feb. 16 victory over Michigan. Other than that lone game, the Buckeyes have bolstered their resume by beating teams they should beat. OSU needs a marquee win within its conference, hence why Tuesday’s game is paramount.Frankly, two wins over Rutgers, and victories versus Penn State and Minnesota aren’t what the selection committee will use to determine if the Buckeyes belong in the Big Dance. Beating the Spartans wouldn’t punch their ticket — in fact, far from it — but a late-season victory over a top 10 team will cause the committee to start taking notes.  Players are aware that they could send a message if they pull off the upset. All season long, the Scarlet and Gray have “had to go longer, go harder than in the past,” Matta said. After all that extra effort to tighten up loose screws, Bates-Diop said the country would finally be able to see if the Buckeyes are able to “compete with a team of their caliber.” They have the confidence to make it happen, he said, but avoiding a pitiful start like against Nebraska is of utmost importance. On Saturday, OSU had only two points at the 11:36 mark in the first half. That slow of a start might result in an insurmountable deficit versus the Spartans.   “We gotta have the right mindset from the beginning to even be competitive in a situation like this,” Bates-Diop said.Spartan spotlight The situation that Bates-Diop was referring to is a primetime game against a team that, when healthy, “is as good as anybody,” Matta said. Senior guard Denzel Valentine is the catalyst of it all for coach Tom Izzo’s Spartans. The 6-foot-5 Lansing, Michigan, native is one of the country’s premier talents, as many experts have him in the discussion for player of the year. OSU coach Thad Matta yells out a play from the sidelines during a game against Michigan on Feb. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: William Kosileski | Lantern PhotographerThe high praise stems from Valentine’s ability to leave his fingerprint on nearly every aspect of the game. He leads the Big Ten in scoring per game, with 19.7, and assists, dishing out 7.3 a night. He’s also second on the team in 3-point percentage, connecting on 44.6 percent of his attempts, and rebounding, averaging 7.7 per contest.  Within a one-minute sequence, Matta compared him to two of his former players, Evan Turner and D’Angelo Russell, for the seemingly infinite ways he impacts the game. “He does everything,” Matta said.  As a team, the Spartans are third in the conference in field-goal percentage, making just below 50 percent of their attempts. But they are the top 3-point shooting team, aided by Valentine and fellow senior guard — and high school teammate — Bryn Forbes, who connects on a conference-leading 48 percent of his 3-pointers. Michigan State’s ability to shoot the basketball with such success is “alarming,” Matta said. Even though OSU will be playing host to one of the nation’s top teams, Matta said the “focus has to be on us.” “I just want to go out and play well (Tuesday) night,” he said. Up next Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the road doesn’t get any easier following Tuesday’s tough test. Their next game is set to come against No. 8 Iowa (20-6, 11-3) on Sunday at home.Tipoff against the Hawkeyes is slated for 4 p.m. read more

These Buckeyes are better Current team more dangerous than 200607 squad

In their lone season at Ohio State, Greg Oden and Mike Conley piloted an adventurous ride to the 2007 NCAA Championship Game. Because it’s been 50 years since the program has hung a championship banner, the 2006-07 squad is now the standard by which we evaluate the great Buckeye basketball teams. We might have to adjust our measuring stick. These Buckeyes, of the 20-0 variety, are threatening to exceed the scarlet standard. Whether Buckeye Nation cares, the notion that OSU is solely a football school is under siege. Buckeye basketball is back on the map, and coach Thad Matta is trying to make it the capital of college hoops. As talented as the 2006-07 team was, the current crop of Buckeye ballers is even better. These Buckeyes are more versatile. Six players have led OSU in scoring in at least one game this season. Freshman forward Deshaun Thomas ignited the second-half run Saturday that propelled OSU to victory by nailing a pair of 3-pointers and working his defender in the paint for a layup, all in a span of four minutes. The ability of the 6-foot-6 freshman to score in multiple ways helped to turn a three-point deficit into a six-point lead. Thomas and fellow wing players David Lighty and William Buford can all score inside and out. Those 2006-07 Buckeyes didn’t have that flexibility. Freshman phenom Jared Sullinger can step out and hit a midrange jump shot. When he dressed in scarlet and gray, Oden was anchored in the low post, relegated to dunks and short hook shots. Jamar Butler, Ron Lewis and Ivan Harris, all capable shooters, didn’t have the size to help Oden in the paint. The 6-4 Lewis and 6-1 Butler preferred to pull up from deep rather than enter the land of the unknown down low. Despite his 6-7 frame, Harris rarely stepped inside the 3-point arc. Foul trouble hasn’t been an issue for these Buckeyes. Sullinger crashed the boards for all 40 minutes Saturday and only picked up two fouls. Those Buckeyes didn’t have the same good fortune. In OSU’s NCAA Tournament run, refs assessed Oden at least four personal fouls in every contest, save the opening-round formality against Central Connecticut State. In narrow victories against Tennessee, Memphis and Georgetown ahead of the title game, foul trouble limited Oden to 18, 24 and 20 minutes, respectively. Three months before OSU’s loss in the National Championship Game against Florida, the Gators chomped Matta’s squad by 26. Alas, those Buckeyes knew their limits. For these Buckeyes, the sky is the limit. read more

Womens Soccer Ohio State beats Michigan State 10 in double overtime

Michigan State senior goalie Savanna Wojtanowski collides with Ohio State senior defender Morgan Wolcott as she attempts a header in the second half of the Buckeyes’ 1-0 win in double overtime Oct. 6 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Mac Connor | Lantern ReporterIt took two overtimes, but the Ohio State women’s soccer team (10-2-1, 5-1-0 Big Ten) defeated the Michigan State Spartans (5-9-0, 1-6-0 Big Ten) 1-0 Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.The Buckeye fans packing the stands finally got their chance to cheer in the 100th minute as a cross from freshman defender Izzy Rodriguez found senior midfielder Nikki Walts, who smashed the ball along the ground, driving it into the right side of the net to give her team the win.“It was a great feeling,” Walts said. “I think just for the fact that we dominated a lot of the game and didn’t get our chances, so when we finally did off of that beautiful cross by Izzy and it went in … It was so exciting. We deserved it.”Ohio State spent the first overtime pushing the ball deep into Michigan State territory, not content to take a draw in the Big Ten matchup. But the Buckeyes couldn’t capitalize on any of its chances in the 10-minute period as the Spartans held strong.There was a thick tension in the stands as the second overtime began as many former Buckeyes players returned for alumni night and were anxiously hoping for a reason to rise from their seats.Walts’ game-winner turned the anxiety into jubilation as Ohio State launched itself into first place in the conference with the victory.Both teams spent the first few minutes of the match looking for a quick goal, as they pushed the ball to the end line and sent crosses into the box without much resistance. Ohio State then looked to take control of the game as it maintained possession on the Michigan State half of the field for the next 10 minutes.Michigan State responded with two quick attacks that were handled by the Ohio State defense. The Spartans struggled to get the ball back to midfield for the remainder of the half. As the Spartan defense labored, Ohio State maintained pressure on the Michigan State goal, earning multiple shots on goal in its search to put the Spartans away early. Headers in the 37th and 39th minute by senior defender Morgan Wolcott placed pressure on goalkeeper Savanna Wojtanowski, but didn’t result in a goal for the Buckeyes.“We got a little frustrated with not being able to score. We talked about staying calm and collected as a team and our time will come, and just focusing on what we do best which is getting end-line and getting the ball across to get a goal.” Walts said.The offensive pace continued in the second half with an added dose of physicality, and as the game wore on, added tension. “When we saw someone getting frustrated just letting them know ‘Hey, calm down. Your time is coming,’” Walts said. “Just get them back with your soccer, I think our team really showed that.” Michigan State built some momentum in the offensive zone before Ohio State regained possession and held onto the ball for much of the remainder of the half, preventing any additional major scoring threats from the Spartans.The Buckeyes earned seven corners compared to Michigan State’s two.Ohio State next faces off against Michigan Sunday at noon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Marcelo Its obvious Ronaldo is missed at Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid full-back Marcelo admits Cristiano Ronaldo is missed at the club after a difficult start to the seasonThe Portuguese superstar left Real in the summer for Juventus after a trophy and goal-laden nine years.While Ronaldo has since excelled in the Serie A, Real have struggled to adapt to life without their record goalscorer leading the attack.Los Blancos have already lost five of their opening 15 La Liga games this season and suffered their biggest ever European home defeat to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday at 3-0.Marcelo reckons it should come as no surprise to anyone that Real would miss the world’s greatest player, but added that the Spanish giants will always go strong regardless of who comes and goes.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“He is a player who as well as being my team-mate is my friend, as he is with Sergio [Ramos] and Luka [Modric],” Marcelo told Club del Deportista.“It’s obvious that when the best player in the world isn’t in your team you’re going to miss him.“But I don’t want to say that we don’t have the best players in the world in every position.“Any team would like to have Cristiano with them, but Madrid will continue to be Madrid despite players coming and going.”Real will host 19th-place side Rayo Vallecano today at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga with kick-off set for 18:30 (CET).last_img read more

Update 50 yearold male shot and robbed at Resorts lobby

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have arrested two men, a 23 year old on suspicion of Robbery and a 35 year old on suspicion of Conspiracy to Rob. These arrests are in connection with a robbery that occurred at a resort on Saturday 4th March 2017 in the Lower Bight area of Providenciales.Around 2: 29am, Police responded to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where the victim was met and told officers that he caught a ride from the Casino and as he exited the vehicle at his hotel he was approached by three masked men who demanded money. The culprits stabbed and shot him before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The victim’s condition is improving and he is still in the hospital.If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the police at Chalk Sound Police at 338-5901/941-8067 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-8477. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind you not to report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Ziggy Marley Talks Fatherly Advice From His Legendary Dad

first_img Facebook Email Ziggy Marley Talks Fatherly Advice From His Legendary Dad NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jun 15, 2018 – 6:06 am Ziggy Marley Talks Fatherly Advice Father’s Day: Ziggy Marley Talks Fatherly Advice ziggy-marley-talks-fatherly-advice-his-legendary-dad In celebration of Father’s Day, we sat down with the GRAMMY-winning reggae artist to find out what he learned from his iconic father and what his own children continue to teach himNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 15, 2018 – 6:06 am Ziggy Marley follows in the footsteps of one of music’s most enduring and influential artists, his father, Bob Marley. Now a father himself, Ziggy reflects on the valuable lessons he learned from his own dad, not just the celebrated musician, but Bob Marley the man. News “I think for me what I learned from my father most [from] being around him is a way of having principles and living up to your principles and standing up for your principles,” says Ziggy Marley. “His example is a good example for me. … Selflessness, charity, standing up for what you believe, and having principles. Spirituality too.”These days, Ziggy Marley is putting that example to use raising his own children, who he’s very close with. In fact, the GRAMMY winner’s latest album, Rebellion Rises, was made with his son Isaiah by his side throughout the process. As a father himself, Marley now knows a lifetime of learning goes both ways, from father to son and from child to parent.”What I learn from my children: we all keep learning,” says Marley. ” I think they have opened my eyes to humanity more because learning from them that they’re not just my children, but they’re human beings and seeing how they grow and how they develop is really, to me, a lesson about creation and how magical this all is. … Patience, openness, humility. All of these things. Lots of lessons.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Twitter last_img read more

What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 30

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open this Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, on the Swain Green, across from the Town Common, at 140 Middlesex Avenue.September 30 Farmers Market Lineup:Vendors:Arrowhead FarmBeads By BarbaraDeano’s PastaEJ’s Fresh Frozen Pizza / Grab & GoGaouette FarmGrace GranolaPolish Prince PierogiPurple Carrot BreadRed AntlerSeafood ExpressSusan Anton LMTTewksbury HoneyAdditional Attractions:Wear your New England Patriots gearPatriots Craft at Kids TentBalloons with YarrowLike 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… RelatedWhat To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On September 1In “Community”What To Expect At The Wilmington Farmers Market On Sunday, September 8In “Community”THIS WEEKEND: Car Wash For WHS Field Hockey, Farmers Market, Free Concert & Voter Registration Drive ALL At Town Common On Sept. 8In “Community”last_img read more

Campus Recruitment Sees Upswing Women Bag Top Offers from Internet Giants

first_imgFacebook has made an offer of ₹1.42 crore to three students of IIT-B, including a woman. The social networking site has selected two women amongst its five candidates. IIT Kharagpur too saw a woman amongst the top three placements.Coding has emerged as a key talent sought by international majors and usually students from the computer science department bag the top offers. However women enrolling in the course has historically been low, reported The Times of India.The current placement running throughout the premier institutes in the country has seen women emerging paymasters, having received pay packages on par with their male counterparts.Facebook and Google vied for top talent, offering base salaries of ₹65,00,000 or little above $100,000 and also enticed students with signing bonuses and stock offerings, doubling pay to as high as ₹1.42 crore or almost $225,000.Base salary for coders across companies stand at ₹65,00,000, which is where most students found support.Sources say that 2014 has seen a significant jump in the number of offers made in the first two days of recruitment activity, with about 350 companies registering for the privilege. While bigwigs Google and Facebook have been the most prominent names heard, Visa and Goldman Sachs, from the finance industry, too managed to hire key resources.Samsung Korea, apparently has emerged as the second highest paymaster, offering an overall package of ₹93,00,000.The second day of recruitment saw Cisco, Samsung India, Amazon and Oracle, and Yahoo Japan amongst others vie for talent. Start-ups have also emerged as recruiters offering good packages to the students.last_img read more

IT firms trim Q1 headcount by 3000 first sequential fall in a

first_img IT majors to lay off at least 56,000 employees this year IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Employees cross an overpass at the Indian headquarters of iGateReutersInformation Technology firms in India witnessed their employee strength shrinking as the companies reduced headcounts by 3,000 in the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal year. This is the first sequential fall seen in the sector in a decade.The combined headcount of the country’s top 15 listed IT companies was down by around 3,000 employees compared to the previous quarter ended March, Business Standard reported.Eight of the top 15 companies reported a drop in manpower.Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Tech Mahindra and Oracle are among other companies that reported a reduction in employee headcount.Further, Tech Mahindra saw the biggest reduction in the employee headcount last quarter by around 2,000 workers. Infosys and TCS joined the line too. Gross hiring will be lower in the fiscal year 2018, according to Ajoyendra Mukherjee, the global head of human resources at TCS.The decline in staff could well suggest that there is a slowdown in the industry.A few months ago, the software industries have been in the spotlight for mass layoffs of the employees suggesting slowdown in the sector and more automation feeding on human labour.Big employers such as Cognizant, TCS, Infosys, and Tech Mahindra sacked thousands of employees. Last month, several media reports suggested that seven of the biggest IT firms were planning to ask at least 56,000 engineers to leave this year.In fact, eleven former Tech Mahindra employees early this month moved to the labour court to file cases against the employer.Kiran Chandra, founder member of ForIT said to people who gathered in Hyderabad streets early this month to protest against the mass layoffs in the software sector that it is illegal to retrench employees under the guise of underperformance. He asserted that the workers are protected under the law of the land and no one can be fired without process of law.Scroll down for video Protest against mass IT layoffs in HyderabadUnclear trendThe trend of IT employment is, however, swinging between reports of slowdown and continued mass hiring by the software companies.Few companies reported net additions to their staff count last quarter which include Wipro, HCL Technologies, Hexaware, Mindtree and KPIT Cummins.Also, early this month, reports suggested that multinational companies like Accenture, Capgemini, Oracle, IBM are hiring in hundreds, some in millions.Accenture had 5,396 job openings in India this month.Amid rising concerns of their slowdown in hiring activity, mass layoffs and now reducing headcounts, the big IT companies are still employing many people in India.last_img read more

Outlook Good For Statewide TextingWhileDriving Ban Key Lawmakers Say

first_img Share Tim Park for The Texas TribuneAfter pushing the issue for nearly a decade, key lawmakers in the Texas Legislature are optimistic that a statewide texting-while-driving ban is within reach.Texas is one of four states that do not have a statewide ban on texting and driving. That distinction has drawn renewed attention in recent days following an accident in West Texas in which a truck driver who was texting and driving crashed into a church bus and killed 13 senior citizens.State Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, author of the texting ban bill that recently passed the House, said about the accident: “It’s a tragic situation. It’s a wasted situation.”Craddick, who has pushed for the ban for four sessions in a row, offered condolences to the victims, their families and the church in a statement last week.“No message or e-mail is important enough to risk injury or death while driving on our Texas roadways,” Craddick said.If Texas had passed a texting-while-driving ban when Craddick first filed a bill creating one in 2011, Texas would have been the ninth state to pass such a law, he said. If House Bill 62 passes this session, it will be the 47th.In 2015 and 2013, Craddick’s proposal passed the House but died in the Senate. In 2011, it traveled through both chambers only to be vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry, who said it would “micromanage the behavior of adults.” In the 2015 session, a group of conservative senators helped kill the proposal, arguing that it could lead to unreasonable searches by police, among other concerns.This year, both Craddick and the measure’s most vocal advocate in the Senate, Judith Zaffirini, are hopeful the measure will draw enough support in the upper chamber and Gov. Greg Abbott will sign it.There are some members in the Senate who have voted against a statewide ban in the past that are now saying they are going to vote for it, Craddick noted.One of them is state Sen. Craig Estes, who said in March, according to KUT, “When we first started working on this, I was a ‘no,’ and then I almost had a terrible wreck.”Other senators have changed their minds over the years as they have grown more sensitive to the prevalence of the issue and the consequences of inaction, Zaffirini said.“The first time I carried it in 2009, nobody was interested in it but I kept on. Now more people understand it,” Zaffirini said.Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has also changed course on the legislation. In 2011, he said to pass a law on texting and driving is “one more nanny state intrusion on our lives.”This session, he said in a radio interview on KRLD, that he is uncertain whether there is enough support in the Texas Senate for the ban, but suggests he backs it. “Personally, I don’t think people should be taking their eye off the road,” Patrick said. “I have evolved on the issue personally over the past several years. It’s clear now it’s a serious issue.”Under his proposal, offenders would be charged with a misdemeanor and be fined $25 to $99. Repeat offenders would have to pay between $100 and $200 in fines.Craddick pointed to research from Alva Ferdinand, an associate professor in health policy and management at Texas A&M, who has said a statewide ban could prevent 90 deaths a year. The most effective way to curb deaths related to people texting-and-driving is to make it illegal, he said, comparing the move to the law that people in cars wear seat belts.“No one ever thought seat belts would go into effect and now it’s just standard use to buckle up. Only once it became law did most people start to buckle up,” Craddick said. About three dozen Texas cities already have a texting-and-driving ban in place. Cities would still be allowed to implement ordinances that are stricter than the proposed state law under the current version of the legislation.Read more:In 2015, the demise of a texting-while-driving ban bill was seen as a victory for a group of Tea Party Freshmen in the Texas Senate.This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2017/04/04/austin-bus-crash-brings-concerns-about-texting-and-driving-ban/.Texas Tribune mission statementThe Texas Tribune is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.last_img read more

2019 Field Hockey Schedule Released

first_imgJustine Sowry enters her ninth season During that time, she has guided the Cardinals to 107 wins, four NCAA tournament appearances along with a conference title and a runner-up finish in the ACC Championship. In the eight seasons that Sowry has been at the helm, UofL has produced 12 NFHCA All-America selections and 32 All-Region team members. Print Friendly Version 2019 Field Hockey Schedule University of Louisville field hockey coach Justine Sowry has released the 2019 schedule which features 10 regular season matches at Trager Stadium. The Cardinals will face eight teams ranked in the top 20 including 2018 NCAA champion North Carolina and semifinalist Wake Forest. Story Links The 2019 ACC Championship will take place Nov. 6-10 at Boston College. The Cards will welcome former players back to Trager Stadium for the annual Alumnae Game on August 18 to prepare for three straight home games, starting with their season opener against Indiana on August 30. Louisville Field Hockey 2019 Opponents and Final 2018 National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association RankingsNo. 1 North CarolinaNo. 3 DukeNo. 7 IowaNo. 9 Penn StateNo. 12 Wake ForestNo. 13 VirginiaNo. 14 Boston CollegeNo. 20 SyracuseNo. 21 Ohio StateNo. 23 StanfordNCAA participant William & Mary Louisville will return to the friendly confines of Trager Stadium for a stretch of six straight home contests featuring five teams which finished the season in the top 25. NCAA semifinalist No. 12 Wake Forest and No. 9 Penn State will kick off the tough slate in the first weekend of October. The Cards will wrap up the home stand against No. 23 Stanford, Longwood and No. 7 Iowa before hitting the road for William & Mary and Duke. In the first week of September, UMass and Kent State will also visit Trager Stadium before hitting the road for seven straight contests. UofL travel to East Lansing, Mich., to take on Michigan State and UC Davis followed by a midweek matchup at No. 21 Ohio State. The following weekend with mark the start of ACC play with a trip to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on top-ranked, national champion North Carolina. The final weekend of September will see the Cards take on No. 14 Boston College and Providence to close out the road swing. About LouisvilleThe Cardinals finished the 2018 season with a 13-6 overall record and ranked No. 14 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) poll after earning the No. 3 seed in the 2018 ACC Championship. UofL will return 19 letterwinners from that team including NFHCA All-American Mercedes Pastor, fellow All-West Region selections Carter Ayars, Alli Bitting and Bethany Russ. The Cardinals will conclude the regular season on November 2 when they play host to No. 20 Syracuse.last_img read more