Kamal Club: Oppn accuses BJP govt of promoting party symbol

first_imgRanchi, Mar 9 (PTI) The Opposition in the Jharkhand Assembly today raised objection over the state governments decision to name a new sports club Kamal Club, alleging the BJP dispensation seeks to promote a political partys symbol.Congress MLA Irfan Ansari raised the objection when Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Amar Kumar Bauri announced Kamal Club would be set up to promote sports in all panchayats.Entire Opposition joined Ansari and rushed to the Well, raising slogans against the government in the midst of the Ministers reply on the debate over Budget allocations to his departments.The Minister, however said Kamal Club would be registered under the Society Act and provided with sports kits.”The government is also promoting archery. Does it mean its a symbol of bow and arrow (indicating at the JMMs election symbol)?” he asked.However, the Opposition members continued their protests, cutting short the Minister?s reply.As the din continued towards the end of the days session, Speaker Dinesh Oraon took up the Cut Motion against the Budget allocations for voice vote.The House disapproved the Cut Motion, while passing the Budget allocations through voice vote before the House was adjourned for the day. PTI PVR DKB TIRlast_img read more

Alex Morgan apologizes for Disney incident

first_imgAlex Morgan Alex Morgan issues apology after getting kicked out of Disney World Goal 05:28 10/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Alex Morgan Getty Images United States Orlando Pride Orlando City The World Cup-winning forward was removed from an Epcot Center restaurant for being “highly intoxicated” over the weekend Alex Morgan has issued an apology on social media days after being tossed out of Disney World by police.Morgan, a star for the U.S. women’s national team and Orlando Pride, was described by Orange County sheriffs as “highly intoxicated” when she was asked to leave an Epcot restaurant on Sunday.She was among three soccer players — including Orlando City’s Giles Barnes and his teammate Donny Toia — to be removed from the park for being “verbally aggressive” toward another group. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Morgan took to Twitter on Wednesday to acknowledge her mistakes and promised to “make sure it does not happen again.”I want to apologize for my actions that occurred over the weekend. I will learn from this make sure it does not happen again. #liveandlearn— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) October 4, 2017Morgan will be back on the pitch when the Orlando Pride visit the Portland Thorns in a National Women’s Soccer League playoff match on Saturday.last_img read more

Bosz defiant after Ruhr derby collapse

first_imgBorussia Dortmund I will not give up – Borussia Dotmund’s Bosz defiant after Ruhr derby collapse Patric Ridge Last updated 1 year ago 05:20 11/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bosz - cropped Getty Images Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 Schalke 04 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang The manager is determined to overcome his recent struggles, which were compounded when his side threw away a four-goal lead to draw their rivals Borussia Dortmund’s under-pressure coach Peter Bosz insisted he will not give up despite seeing his side throw away a four-goal lead in a remarkable Ruhr derby against Schalke.Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mario Gotze and Raphael Guerreiro – combined with an own goal from Benjamin Stambouli – had put Bosz’s side well in control by the 25th minute of Saturday’s Bundesliga encounter at Signal Iduna Park.11/5 for Cologne and Hertha draw Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But two goals in the space of four minutes hauled Schalke back into proceedings after the break, before Aubameyang’s dismissal for a second bookable offence put Dortmund on the back foot.And Schalke’s numerical advantage eventually proved too much as Daniel Caligiuri cut the deficit to one and Naldo headed home an equaliser in stoppage time to cast further doubt over Bosz’s future, with Dortmund now winless in their last six games across all competitions.”We will have to work hard, I did that all my life,” said Bosz, who last oversaw a top-flight win in September. “That’s the kind of player I was, I never gave up, and as a coach I will not give up either. “I will cheer up the players, nobody needs to cheer me up, I’ll do that myself. I did that all my life and I will do the same now.”It was a crazy game. If you were there, you cannot believe it, that is, I cannot believe it.”2 – @s04_en is the 2nd team in the history of the #Bundesliga to come back from a 0-4 deficit after Bayern Munich in 1976 (6-5 win after 0-4). Mindset. @s04_us #BVBS04— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 25, 2017Bosz offered no excuses for his side’s dismal defending in the second half.”We started well and if you are leading 4-0 at half-time you can never draw 4-4,” added the Dutchman.”I believe that happened because in the second half we didn’t play clear football. The first half we tried to play football, we did it very well.”We didn’t take advantage and when you look at the way we conceded the goals, that just can’t happen on our level. Unfortunately it did happen.”last_img read more

India vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Jermaine Blackwood replaces Darren Bravo as concussion substitute

first_img India Today Web Desk JamaicaSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 2, 2019 22:02 IST Darren Bravo had taken a blow to the helmet in the last over of day three. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDarren Bravo has been ruled out of the 2nd test at Sabina Park due to the concussionDarren Bravo was replaced by concussion sub’ Jermaine Blackwood for the second inningsBravo got retired hurt on 23 on the fourth morning of the Jamaica Test between West Indies and IndiaWest Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been ruled out of the 2nd Test at Sabina Park due to the concussion in the last over of day three, off a bouncer from Bumrah.Bravo, who got retired hurt on 23 on the fourth morning of the Jamaica Test between West Indies and India, was replaced by concussion sub’ Jermaine Blackwood for the second innings.It was the second time a player in international cricket was substituted under the new concussion rules. Marnus Labuschagne was Test Cricket’s first substitute when he replace his compatroit Steve Smith for the 2nd Ashes Test.Initially, Bravo passed a concussion test after the end of the third day’s play and was allowed to return to the field and complete his innings, but his condition worsened the following day.Concussion Substitute Update#WIvIND Bravo has been ruled out, Jermaine Blackwood will come in as his replacement.#MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame #WTC pic.twitter.com/NvHPJsItHoWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) September 2, 2019Bravo had taken a blow to the helmet in the last over of day three, off a bouncer from Bumrah. The ball had struck the right side of his helmet, and sent his stem guards – which protect the batsman’s neck area – flying. He faced two more balls on the third evening, and a further ten balls on Monday morning.India set Windies a target of 468 runs to win the 2nd Test and level the series. West Indies had reached the score of 131/4 while filling the story.advertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow darren bravo Next India vs West Indies, 2nd Test: Jermaine Blackwood replaces Darren Bravo as concussion substituteIndia vs West Indies 2nd Test: West Indies batsmen Darren Bravo, who got retired hurt on 23 on the fourth day, was replaced by ‘concussion sub’ Jermaine Blackwood for the second innings.advertisementlast_img read more

Young People Urged To Research Cost Effective Energy Alternatives

first_imgUniversity of Technology (UTech) President, Professor Errol Morrison, has urged  the nation’s young people to engage in research that will yield alternative cost effective energy solutions for Jamaica.This, he contends, is critical in reducing the country’s oil import bill, which he says totaled some US$2.4 billion  in 2011, representing a 56 per cent increase over the previous year, based on data for the period.Speaking at Friday’s (June 28) awards ceremony for the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) Schools Energy Programme Competition, held at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St. Andrew, Professor Morrison noted that Jamaica is one of several countries whose energy production costs are among thehighest globally.In noting Jamaica’s resource constraints, he urged the students to think of energy alternatives which can help to reduce Jamaica’s spiraling energy costs.“It is fertile young minds like yours that we want to see putting thoughts to these new potential processes. So don’t feel overwhelmed, you just (need to) get into looking at the problem and see what you can do in your own little way,” he said.Professor Morrison invited them to “think outside of the box, think differently, and assess things from a number of points of view.”“Ask the question ‘why?’, and pursue your ideas…Once you believe in it and you understand the principles, work with it,” he encouraged.The UTech President told the children that challenges, such as failure, will arise during their quest to innovate. He, however, urged them to remain undaunted as these experiences are a critical part of the process going forward.Emphasizing his point, Professor Morrison cited several renowned scholars, whom, he pointed out, encountered failure in their endeavours, but never allowed this to derail their drive for success.These persons, he informed, include scientists and innovators such as: Alexander Graham Bell, Dr. Thomas P. Lecky, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Alfred Nobel.He encouraged the youngsters to seek assistance and advised, where needed, in developing their  ideas. He also urged them to register their ideas in order to protect their intellectual property, and thereby reap the potential dividends that would redound to their benefit.Professor Morrison noted that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are the “core areas” of development in every country, adding that “every developed country has focused on these areas.”Citing the United States as an example, he informed that about 75 per cent of the North American nation’s approximately $4.5 billion expenditure on tertiary education annually, redounds to students pursuing and attaining undergraduate degrees  in STEM related programmes.“It is predicted that within the next 10 years, they are going to need at least one million graduates from the STEM area; so boys and girls, you are in the right field,” Professor Morrison said.In his remarks, PCJ Group Managing Director, Dr. Mario Anderson, informed that primary and high school students from 50 institutions islandwide participated in the competition, which is the entity’s flagship endeavour promoting energy education among Jamaica’s young people.Through the competition, the youngsters gained exposure to a variety of energy-related issues, including: energy efficiency, conservation and alternative energy sources, as well as the use of energy efficient products, technologies, and practices.Students submitting entries deemed outstanding, received cash awards and other prizes from the PCJ and its partners in the endeavour, which included the PetroCaribe Development Fund, Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), Petrojam, Conserve It Limited, Appliance Traders Limited (ATL), Half Moon Hotel and Resort, and SuperClubs Resort Limited.Cash prizes, totaling $1.4 million, were awarded to the top three entries in each of the competition’s categories.Devado Martin of Anchovy High School in St. James was the winner of the 11 to 15 age group poster competition, while Toni-Ann McGivans of Port Morant Primary and Junior High in St. Thomas, won in the six to 10 age group category.In the essay competition, Jhoniel Anderson of Port Morant Primary and Junior High was adjudged winner in the 11 to 15 age group; while Shawna Lee McLaughlin from St. Mary High School, St. Mary, walked away with the top prize for the 16 to 19 age group.In the competition’s science segment, Dunoon Park Technical High School, from Kingston, copped the top award in the 11 to 15 age group; while the St. Catherine-based Guy’s Hill High School emerged the winner of the 16 to 19 age group.CONTACT: CHRIS PATTERSONlast_img read more

UK MoD Hires James Fisher Defence

first_imgzoom James Fisher Defence (JFD), a global sub-sea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a four-year contract to provide Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) support services to the UK Ministry of Defence’s Salvage and Marine Operations (S&MO) team.James Fisher Defence LR5 rescue vehicleThe contract affords S&MO 24-hour, on-demand access to JFD’s Engineering Support Cell for specialist support with ROV maintenance, mobilisation, operations, provision of spares and equipment hire services. Technical support, advice and expertise will be provided to S&MO by an Inchinnan-based team of eight personnel including ROV pilots, ROV technicians, subsea engineers, project engineers and project managers.JFD’s established support network also includes James Fisher and Sons plc sister-companies Osiris and Rumic, as well as Babcock and a number of specialist providers which ensure JFD has the capability to provide S&MO with rapid responses and comprehensive solutions.Press Release, May 29, 2014; Image: gov.aulast_img read more

MEYER WERFT Lays Keel for NCL’s 1st Ship Tailored for China

first_imgzoom German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT hosted on Tuesday the keel laying ceremony for Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) first ever ship styled exclusively for Chinese guests, the Norwegian Joy (Xǐ Yuè Hào), arriving in summer 2017.During the ceremony, the first of 80 blocks that will comprise the 168,800 gross ton vessel was lifted into the covered building hall, officially marking the start of the ship’s assembly.“We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate the Keel Laying for Norwegian Joy today with our partners at MEYER WERFT,” said Norwegian Cruise Line President and Chief Operating Officer Andy Stuart. “Norwegian Joy is yet another evolution for Norwegian Cruise Line and we know the outstanding work of the teams at MEYER WERFT will truly make her a first class vessel.”“We are carefully designing every element of Norwegian Joy, from her VIP accommodations to gourmet dining venues, outstanding recreation and entertainment choices and family-friendly features, to create a First Class at Sea experience that is completely focused on exceeding the expectations of our Chinese guests,” said NCLH China President David Herrera.Home porting in Shanghai & Tianjin (Beijing), the new Breakaway Plus-class vessel is expected to be built in just 12 months, featuring a capacity of 3,900 guests.According to NCL, the ship’s top decks will feature the only race track at sea, among multitude of other amenities. To support NCL’s expansion in China, the company has opened offices in Beijing (Guomao CBD) and Shanghai (Xintiandi), supporting all three brands in the company’s portfolio – Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.last_img read more

NYK Line Sells Ore Carrier Gaia Pegasus

first_imgzoom Japan’s shipping major Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) has reached an agreement to sell its 2004-built Ore Carrier Gaia Pegasus to a Greek shipowner, according to data provided by VesselsValue.The 229,200 dwt Capesize vessel was purchased by Samos Steamship for a price of USD 12.7 million.With a length of 319 meters and a width of 54 meters, the bulker was built by Japan’s Namura Shipbuilding.According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, Gaia Pegasus is currently moored at Australian Port of Hedland, one of the world’s largest bulk export ports, where it arrived today from China’s Jingtang port.NYK Line’s latest sale comes on the back of the previously agreed disposal of the 2007-built bulker Ocean Crescent earlier in October. The 174,200 dwt vessel was sold for USD 12.1 million to Greece-based New Shipping Ltd.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

OSG Earns Less amid Weakening Spot Markets

first_imgzoom NYSE-listed Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has delivered lower earnings in the second quarter of 2017 mainly due to weakening spot markets.The company’s net income was at USD 3.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, compared to USD 29.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.Shipping revenues were USD 96.2 million for the current quarter, a decrease of 18.7% from USD 118.4 million seen in the prior year quarter. The decrease was also driven by lower charter rates.Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues for the second quarter 2017 were USD 91.1 million, down 20.6% compared to the same period in 2016.“Increasing exposure to weakening spot markets during the just completed quarter weighed on top-line performance,” Sam Norton, OSG’s President and CEO, stated.“However, cost discipline helped to mitigate the effects of these developments, and, together with earnings from our shuttle tanker and lightering operations, served to produce healthy cash flows. Progress continues strengthening our balance sheet and, with over USD 275 million of available liquidity, OSG remains favorably positioned to respond to opportunities in our markets,” Norton added.For the first half of 2017, OSG reported a net income of USD 8.6 million, down from USD 80.6 million reported in the first six months of 2016.Shipping revenues for the period were at USD 204.3 million, a decrease of USD 29.1 million compared to USD 233.4 million seen in the first half of 2016. TCE revenues for the first half of 2017 were USD 193.4 million, dropping by USD 33.6 million from USD 226.9 million reported in the first half of 2016.last_img read more

FC Barcelona And Spains 5ASide Blind Team Celebrate The Power Of Inclusive

first_imgA new video featuring star-football players from FC Barcelona and the Spanish National 5-a-side blind football team was released today to celebrate the importance of inclusive play for children and the beginning of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.Video: FC Barcelona and Spain’s 5-a-side blind team celebrate the power of inclusive sport for children
The video features five FC Barcelona footballers playing blindfolded against Spain’s 5-a-side Paralympic football team. It is a collaboration between UNICEF, the FC Barcelona Foundation and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to show the power of sports to level the playing field for everyone.The video will be shown at sporting venues throughout the Paralympic games, which run until the 18th of September.“The Paralympic Games prove that ability, not disability, defines what a person can accomplish and this video shows that there should be no limits on what a child can aspire to — in sport, in school or in life,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “UNICEF is proud to work alongside our beloved Barça to give so many more children the chance to play, to learn and to make the most of their abilities — and thus, their lives.”IPC President Sir Philip Craven said: “Thanks to this collaboration with UNICEF and the FC Barcelona Foundation, this video shows the skills and prowess of visually impaired footballers as they take on their idols. It is clear from the response of Messi, Busquets, Masip, Rakitic and Sergi Roberto that they find playing without sight very challenging. This highlights just how impressive football-5 players are, and the pin-point accuracy required to take a penalty kick without one of your most important senses.“We hope it can show youngsters around the world that they too can do amazing things and that they have the same right to play as anyone else.”This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the UNICEF-FC Barcelona Foundation partnership. Over the last decade, the partnership has reached over a million boys and girls with access to education, sport and play for children who might otherwise be excluded. This work includes the “Open Doors” programme which operates in 15 cities across Brazil promoting inclusive education to girls and boys with disabilities.“Here at the FC Barcelona Foundation, we aim to extract the full potential of sport as a tool for inclusion, and especially that of children with disabilities. The “Open Doors” project that we are running in Brazil in conjunction with UNICEF and the Rodrigo Mendes Institute has set new standards in this field. Here at the FCB Foundation we are committed to continuing our work on projects like this that help us to make our philosophy tangible and to construct a fairer and more inclusive society for the most at-risk groups,” says First Vice-Chairman of the FC Barcelona Foundation Jordi Cardoner.The five players from FC Barcelona featured in the video are: Sergio Busquets, Jordi Masip, Lionel Messi, Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto. The Spanish National 5-a-side players are Pedro Gutierrez León, Jose Luis Giera Tejuelo, Javier Alvaro Ruiz, Francisco Javier Pérez Muñoz, Marcelo Rosado Carrasco and Sergio Cano Rodríguez.last_img read more

Newmans Own Foundation Launches Newmanitarian Campaign Asking People To Commit Acts Of

first_imgNewman’s Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, is launching a campaign to encourage good deeds that could help make our world a better place.Inspired by Paul Newman, who was the quintessential humanitarian and philanthropist, the Foundation is challenging people to be “Newmanitarians” by giving back because, as Paul Newman said, “It’s just the right thing to do.”In recognition of reaching the milestone of $500 million donated to charity, Newman’s Own Foundation has launched a #Newmanitarian campaign, calling for acts of kindness. This can include small gestures of being kind, doing good deeds, and extending generosity towards others. Individuals are asked to visit Newmanitarian.org and take a pledge to give back.Newmanitarians can then share the pledge and their good deeds on social media.“Paul once asked, ‘What could be better than to hold out your hand to those less fortunate?’ and we believe, as he did, that each of us can help another in some small way,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. “By asking people to commit acts of kindness, we’re hoping to spread the idea that philanthropy isn’t just about money. It means that we can all do something to make our world a better place.”Encouraging philanthropy is one of the key focus areas of Newman’s Own Foundation. The Foundation supports fellowships for young people entering careers in nonprofit; provides networking opportunities for businesses that give all profits to charity (similarly to Newman’s Own); and inspires individuals to give back, whether through volunteerism, donations, or just being kind to others.For more information about the #Newmanitarian campaign, click here.last_img read more

Lower House of French Parliament Passes Amendment to Revoke Dual-citizenship of…

By Zainab CalcuttawalaMeknes – French dual-citizens convicted of terrorism-related offences will be stripped of their citizenship according to a highly-controversial constitutional amendment approved by France’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday. For full implementation, the measure still requires the support of the upper house, called the Senate, and a special body called Congress. The Congress forms when both houses of the French parliament meet at the Palace of Versailles and vote on constitutional revisions. The measure – part of a set of national security-related proposals by President Francois Hollande after the November attacks in Paris – passed by a narrow 162-148 margin, with 22 lawmakers abstaining.Though the bill has strong support from the French public opinion, members of Hollande’s Socialist Party remain divided on the issue.Late last month, Hollande’s justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, resigned as the parliament began considering the measure.Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he was confident that the measure would pass further rounds of voting in the coming weeks.France is still striving against a terrorist threat “without doubt more serious than before November 13,” Valls remarked.French dual-citizens and human rights groups have expressed concerns that the amendment could create two classes of citizens – those who could possibly lose their citizenship and those who cannot. Under current laws, only naturalized citizens could lose their citizenship.The measure is reminiscent of World War II policies that were designed to disenfranchise French Jews, according to Yasser Louati, spokesperson for the Collective Against Islamophobia (CCIF) in France.“The last time France wanted to revoke citizenship, it was to persecute the Jews … Valls is sending us back to the Vichy era which saw close collaboration with the Nazis,” he told Al-Jazeera. read more

US Embassy launches interview waiver for Sri Lankan visa applicants

The US Embassy in Colombo will accept applications only from Sri Lankans and Maldivians resident in the Consular District. All visa applicants will be automatically considered for the program after completing the DS160 online application form and paying the regular processing fees. Previous travel history will determine eligibility for IWP. The online program will prompt those not meeting program requirements to schedule a regular visa appointment.Eligibility for IWP does not guarantee visa issuance. Approved applications will be ready for pick-up within two weeks of document submission to the U.S. Embassy. Applicants that have already scheduled appointments with the Embassy are not eligible for the program. (Colombo Gazette) “This new program will streamline visa processing while enhancing our customer service to Sri Lankan and Maldivian visa applicants,” U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap said. “The program is meant to help facilitate travel to the United States.” The US Embassy in Colombo today launched the Interview Waiver Program (IWP) for eligible visa applicants.The program allows eligible applicants to renew their visas without appearing for a personal interview. IWP may be used only by applicants who have previously traveled to the United States and are renewing B1/B2 visitor visas issued after April 2008. First-time applicants are not eligible. read more

The Latest Envoy to UK China has power to quell protests

HONG KONG — The Latest on protests in Hong Kong (all times local):6 p.m.China’s ambassador to the U.K. says the Beijing government will not “sit on its hands” if the situation in Hong Kong deteriorates.Liu Xiaoming told reporters at a news conference in London on Thursday that extremists masquerading as democracy protesters are dragging Hong Kong “down a dangerous road.”He said if unrest becomes “uncontrollable . the central government would not sit on its hands and watch.”“We have enough solutions and enough power within the limits of the Basic Law to quell any unrest swiftly,” he said.He added: “We hope this will end in an orderly way. In the meantime we are fully prepared for the worst.”Protests that began in early June have paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests.___1 p.m.A top opposition leader imprisoned on public disorder charges has been released on bail as Hong Kong’s government attempts to quell a protest movement that has paralyzed parts of the territory, including its international airport, and led to hundreds of arrests.Benny Tai was sentenced to 16 months in April in the trial of nine leaders of a 2014 drive for universal suffrage known as the Umbrella Movement. He was allowed to return home Thursday on $12,755 bail but was barred from leaving Hong Kong and will have his appeal heard in late February, according to the court.The 2014 movement fizzled, its demands ignored by Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed administration and its leaders arrested. However, it laid the groundwork for the new protest movement that began in June with mass opposition to extradition legislation but has since encompassed more sweeping democratic demands.The Associated Press read more

Football Ohio State vs Illinois – By the Numbers

Ohio State redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber (25) runs the ball in the first half in the game against Illinois on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 52-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorJust about everything that could have gone right for No. 9 Ohio State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten) went right. The Buckeyes steamrolled Illinois (2-9, 0-8 Big Ten) 52-14 Saturday in Ohio Stadium. This was the final home game for the 19 Ohio State seniors, and the Buckeyes’ final test before traveling on the road to face No. 24 Michigan.5 – Illinois first downs. Ohio State dominated in nearly all facets of the game Saturday, and it showed in the offensive numbers put up by Illinois. The Fighting Illini offense was unable to get anything going all day, and it took until there was just 3:37 left in the second half for Illinois to come up with a first down. All told, the Fighting Illini were able to muster just five first downs in the game. Ohio State’s defense was suffocating, and the inaccuracy of Illinois’ quarterback did not help. Quarterback Chayce Crouch was just 4-for-14 and had five (counting) incomplete passes on third down tries, contributing to the 8 percent third-down conversion rating. The weather also contributed to the struggles of the Fighting Illini, affecting multiple receivers who dropped third-down passes. Though holding the Illini to few first downs, Ohio State’s defensive strength was just as responsible as Illinois’ offensive futility. 18:05 – Time spent by J.T. Barrett under center. On his senior day, quarterback J.T. Barrett spent a total of 18:05 playing quarterback for Ohio State. He was in the game for all of the first quarter, two full drives in the second quarter and two in the third quarter when he was subbed back in for the backups. Ohio State had possession of the ball for 37:16 in the game.Barrett’s final game in the ‘Shoe was exactly how many expected it would be: a blowout victory and early curtain call. The only reason Barrett returned at all for the third quarter was because backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins fumbled the football and saw the defense return it for a touchdown. Barrett then came out, had a three-and-out and then regained possession of the ball when Illinois muffed the punt. It was an early and expected hook for the three-time captain in a blowout as he attempts to stay healthy for Ohio State’s matchup against Michigan. He finished the game going 11-for-19 with 141 passing yards, two touchdowns. He added 33 rushing yards on five carries and a touchdown. 4 – Ohio State rushing touchdowns. Ohio State put up its most impressive rushing display of the season last game against Michigan State with 335 yards on 42 carries and four touchdowns. Though the Buckeyes did not have quite that much success against the Illini, its 325 rushing yards were good for second-most this season and the four rushing touchdowns were tied for the most. While a lot of the rushing yardage came toward the end, when Ohio State was just trying to run out the clock, the rushing touchdowns for Ohio State in the first half were more the product of a team relying on its biggest offensive strength. Redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber punched in two on the ground in the first quarter, Barrett also had one in the first and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins had one in the second quarter. This was the second consecutive game where even in meaningful minutes, Ohio State relied heavily on its running backs once again for the majority of its offensive production, and the offensive line was able to provide the backs with the space to run. Ohio State seems to have found where its offense has the most success, and heading into a matchup against two of the best rushing defenses in the nation in Michigan and Wisconsin, it will need to hope the offensive line holds up against a pair of potent pass-rushes.55 – Illinois penalty yards. When it rains, it pours. And for Illinois, the rain was just the struggles to keep up with the gap in talent between the two teams. But so often, Ohio State poured it on the Illini by their penalties committed. Illinois had two penalties that resulted in the Ohio State offense receiving a first down, three penalties that pushed its own offense back and two on special teams. When it was all said and done, Illinois had a total of 55 penalty yards on seven penalties. For most of the season, Ohio State has been the team that has been penalized. Ohio State’s 72.2 penalty yards per game were the 10th-most by any team in the nation heading into the game. While the Buckeyes ultimately finished with more penalty yardage (68) and the same number of penalties, Ohio State’s advantage in talent helped minimize the damage felt by its penalties. The lack of discipline by Illinois was not the difference maker in the game, but it certainly did not help an already overmatched Illinois team.100 – Dwayne Haskins all-purpose yards. Ohio State was ahead by so much that it was able to send backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins into the game in the second quarter to get some playing time. And while he could not get anything going during his first two drives and fumbled on his third, he quickly turned things around and finished the game with 100 all-purpose yards, 77 through the air and 23 on the ground.Haskins was just one of three Ohio State quarterbacks to play in the game — he received the second-most playing time — but he still fell just 6 yards shy of surpassing the total yardage of the entire Illinois offense. His performance was far from perfect, but even he was able to lead Ohio State to more offensive success on just his small handful of drives than the Illinois’ offense was able to produce the entire game. read more

How do ink drops look in 4K Simply incredible

first_imgIn case you happened to have just purchased a brand new top-of-the-line 4K TV, you may be wondering exactly what you can watch with all those pixels. The answer, or at least one answer, is a series of slow-motion ink drops.So the repertoire of 4K video (also officially known as “Ultra HD” by the Consumer Electronics Association, or CEA) might be pretty limited right now, but every new example is still enough to whet the appetite of videophiles everywhere.For the 99.99% of consumers who don’t have an expensive 4K TV, you can still get a glimpse of just how powerful the new video standard is. Jacob and Katie Schwarz have been uploading 4K videos to YouTube for several months. Most of them get views in the tens of thousands. But the latest one, “INK DROPS 4K (ULTRA HD),” has received more than half a million views.What’s so special about this one? There’s something more ethereal about the majestic slow-motion blotches of ink that provide a much deeper sensory satisfaction than watching a scenic landscape or animals in nature, even if you don’t have a 4K display.You can still see just how crisp the images are when they’re shot with such an amazing resolution. Toggling through the video’s settings, from 240p to 1080p, is the best way of showing how the video experience changes as you up the resolution, and it sparks the imagination to wonder what other content could be brought in a more lifelike way than ever before.Aside from very specialized pieces of content or equipment, the only real draw for Ultra HD sets is the ability to upscale 1080p media, and of course the promise that more content will be on the way soon.Before being ushered into the consumer market, 4K (“Ultra HD”) displays have been used primarily for commercial purposes, whether it’s digital in-store displays or eye-catching advertisements at arenas or trade shows. Now that the CEA has set specific standards and specifications, though, expect the ushering in of Ultra HD content to begin in earnest.last_img read more

Should the TRRC be dissolved

first_imgMany readers have been asking Foroyaa whether the TRRC should not be dissolved given the level of exposure of horrible deeds in the past.The TRRC is established around the concept that truthful accounts of violations and abuses need to be exposed and admitted by the perpetrators who will beg for forgiveness; survivors or the families of victims should be willing to forgive in order to pave a new way forward, where all live in peace without grudge or vendetta.In short, the TRRC is part of the healing process in a transition which requires the truth to be exposed in order to succeed. It is not a trial but an inquiry. Even crying while testifying should not be underestimated as pouring everything out can serve as part of a healing of the wound in one’s heart.Needless to say, a criminal trial requires a high standard of proof – proof beyond reasonable doubt – in order to succeed. Even there the atmosphere is clouded with acrimony as the accused flatly refuses to admit his/her guilt in order to avoid conviction. The feeling of vendetta and frustration is likely if the case does not succeed and the prevalence of harmony would be the casualty.last_img read more

99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For WHS Class Of 2022 On November 20

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Looking for an excuse to eat out?The WHS Class of 2022 is holding a “Dining For A Cause” Fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant (144 Lowell Street) on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 4pm to 11pm.Bring the flyer below and 15% of your bill will be donated to Wilmington High School’s freshmen class. Applies to both dine-on AND take-out orders.  (No coupons, discounts or promotions are accepted during the fundraiser.)Like 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… RelatedWHS Local Heroes Club To Hold Fundraiser To Benefit Veterans At 99 Restaurant On Sept. 11In “Community”WHS Class of 2022 To Hold Fundraiser At Panera Bread On May 21In “Community”99 Restaurant To Host Fundraiser For WHS Class Of 2021 TONIGHT (May 30)In “Community”last_img read more

Three incumbents to lose seats in Alaska election aftermath

first_imgThree incumbents lost their seats according Tuesday election returns, including Democratic incumbent Bob Herron in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region’s House District 38, and two more failed to move from the House to the Senate. (Photo by KTOO)With the vast majority of precincts statewide now counted, a clear picture emerged in Tuesday’s election returns — and the short version is, a lot of incumbents will be unseated.The state’s Republican makeup saw a re-arrangment: three incumbents lost their seats, while two more failed to move from the House into the Senate.“What we have, I believe, is a slightly more conservative body coming into the Legislature this next session, said Suzanne Downing, Alaska Republican Party communications director. “ So we’ve turned a little more conservative, I’m pretty happy about that.”Downing especially is happy about George Rauscher’s victory over incumbent Jim Culver in the Republican race for House District 9 in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.Rauscher beat Culver by less than a hundred votes.Rauscher plans on making his case on the economy and Permanent Fund as he’s going door to door in the months before the November elections.“That’s the next step: listening harder and taking a lot of notes, and it’s gonna be important in January,” he said.David Wilson unexpectedly beat Lynn Gattis, a GOP favorite many expected to win in Mat-Su’s Senate D race, for the seat vacated by Charlie Huggins.Wilson received 52 percent of the vote to Gattis’s 47 percent.Former Anchorage Assembly member Chris Birch has defeated incumbent Bob Lynn by a large margin in the Republican primary for house district 26.In the Yukon-Kuskokwim region’s House District 38, Democratic challenger Zach Fansler has upset incumbent Bob Herron. With a few precincts still left to be tallied as of early Wednesday morning, District 38 appears to have the highest turnout of registered primary voters of any race in the state, at 21 percent.In some of the open races, Natasha Von Imhof has won the three-way highly contested Republican race for Senate Seat L in South Anchorage. The former School Board member thinks her yearlong campaign strategy paid off.“I think that the voters like to have a very well-balanced approach, I think I have common sense, and I think I’m willing to listen to people, willing to listen to different viewpoints, and try to craft a compromise that encompasses as many viewpoints as possible,” she said.Von Imhof beat Rep. Craig Johnson, who had hoped to move up to the senate seat being vacated by Lesil McGuireFurther south in Anchorage, Jennifer Johnston won the Republican spot for House District 29 against Ross Beiling.Tom Begich beat Ed Wesley in the Democratic primary for the Senate district covering much of downtown Anchorage, where turnout among registered voters was less than 11 percent. Begich said he and Wesley will have to come together to get more people out to the polls in November.“It’s really gonna be up to Ed and myself to get out there and get our core groups out there to vote, because the turnout was very, very low today,” Begich said.Some incumbents in the state are safe, however, at least this time around. Eagle River Republican representatives Dan Saddler and Lora Reinbold have both solidly secured their spots on the Republican ticket come November.Though Reinbold’s lead was just 10 percentage points more than challenger Crystal Kennedy, the incumbent says she feels optimistic about the campaign she ran.“It was a short season, as you know, but very intense, very good for our team. We did very well, we kept a positive campaign energetic,” Reinbold said. “We stuck to our message, and we did well in the community.”Republican incumbent Liz Vaazquez beat primary challenger David Neese for her District 22 spot in West Anchorage.In the south Kenai Peninsula, Paul Seaton has won the District 31 seat. He took 48 percent of the vote, with his two challengers splitting the rest almost evenly. Seaton believes part of why he won is because of his challengers’ negative campaign tactics.It was the most negative campaign I’ve ever seen on the lower Peninsula, and I think a lot of people were disturbed by some of the very unfounded charges that were made,” Seaton said.And far to the north, in District 40, Democrat Ben Nageak had a slight lead over challenger Dean Westlake as of 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, but with three precincts yet to be counted.In the national races, sitting Sen. Lisa Murkowski secured the Republican spot on the ballot, and Ray Metcalf has more than 50 percent of the votes among Democrats for his bid at the Senate.In the congressional race, Don Young got more than 71 percent of the vote among Republicans, and for the Democrats Steve Lindbeck will be the party’s nominee on the November ticket.None of the results are official until certified by the Division of Elections.last_img read more