10 months agoTottenham captain Lloris wants Cup revenge on Arsenal

first_imgTottenham captain Lloris wants Cup revenge on Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham captain Hugo Lloris says they’re out for revenge in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals this week at Arsenal.Spurs return to the Emirates Stadium a little over two weeks since they lost a fiery encounter 4-2 in the Premier League, where there were issues both on and off the pitch. “Maybe it’s the good thing that we lost the Premier League game a few weeks ago because it is more motivation for us,” Lloris said after Spurs stayed in the title race with a 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.”There is no more bad feeling than when you get a defeat. You always try to analyse and make things that we will not repeat again. It is another opportunity and we will try our best to go through.”Every game that you lose it hurts, but of course when you lead 2-1, it’s true that Arsenal is playing very well this season and it is a difficult team to beat but I think we have the quality to do it.”It is important to take every competition seriously, whatever the competition is.”Of course there is priority in the season but it is a League Cup game and if you go through there is a semi-final and a good chance.”And then it is a derby so it is easier to prepare for because there always excitement and enjoyment to play that type of game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Updated 2015 Big 12 Tournament Bracket

first_imgBig 12 tournament bracket updated.Update 2: We have a more updated version of the bracket here.Update: Midway through Thursday, we’ve got two more games in the books. Baylor held off West Virginia in the early contest, while Kansas avoided disaster by hanging on against TCU in the second tilt. Here’s the updated bracket heading into tonight’s games, via the Big 12.Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 6.18.24 PMEarlier: The 2015 Big 12 Tournament got underway yesterday in Kansas City with a pair of preliminary round games. No. 9 seed TCU dispatched eighth-seeded Kansas State 67-65 while Texas, the No. 7 entry, defeated No. 10 seed Texas Tech 65-53.The quarterfinal round tips off today at 12:30 PM EST, with No. 5 Baylor squaring off against No. 4 West Virginia. TCU will face top-seeded Kansas at approximately 2:30 PM EST. After a brief respite, the tournament reconvenes at 7:00 PM EST with the seventh-seeded Longhorns playing No. 2 Iowa State. The final game of the night features a pair of in-state rivals, No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 seed Oklahoma State.Here’s the entire updated bracket, courtesy of the Big 12. big12Check in throughout the day for live updates on the Big 12 post-season.last_img read more

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Ministry Commended for Hosting FAO Conference

first_img The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has been commended for hosting the 35th Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries has been commended for hosting the 35th Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).“Thank you for organising this conference in a short time,” Director-General of the FAO, José Graziano da Silva, said at a welcome reception staged by the Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, at the Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay on March 6.The four-day conference, which began on Monday March 5, is an official biennial forum where Ministers of Agriculture and high-level officials of member nations meet to discuss challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture as a means of ensuring the promotion of regional coherence on global policies and political issues.Mr. da Silva said the conference is a historical one for the FAO and for Jamaica, which now has the distinction of not only attracting a record number of attendees to an event of this nature, but pulling all of the 33 member states to its shores, a first in the history of the regional organisation. This is a record that no one will take from Jamaica, he said.The Director-General said he is awed by the general positivity emanating from the Ministry officials, other stakeholders in agriculture as well as the overall Jamaican hospitality.“I have to say, it is my third time here in Jamaica and I enjoy the country very much, and I enjoy also the way you treat life with optimism… looking forward. So, this is a good moment for the FAO also to learn how to do it, so thank you very much,” Mr. da Silva said.For his part, Mr. Samuda told the gathering that the success of hosting the conference was due to the synergies among the Ministry staff, other state agencies, the private sector and other entities in Jamaica’s agricultural sector that collaborated to ensure it was executed at a first-class level.Welcoming the overseas attendees, Mr. Samuda also expressed delight that Jamaica had broken the conference attendance record and told them to “rest assured that everything possible is being done to ensure you return over and over again”.“When this conference is completed, I am expecting that many of you will return as guests and will enjoy your holidays here and get an opportunity, not only to be exposed to the physical beauty and charm of one of the most beautiful countries on the planet but to interact and meet and greet the beautiful people of Jamaica,” he said. Mr. da Silva said the conference is a historical one for the FAO and for Jamaica, which now has the distinction of not only attracting a record number of attendees to an event of this nature, but pulling all of the 33 member states to its shores, a first in the history of the regional organisation. This is a record that no one will take from Jamaica, he said. The four-day conference, which began on Monday March 5, is an official biennial forum where Ministers of Agriculture and high-level officials of member nations meet to discuss challenges and priority matters related to food and agriculture as a means of ensuring the promotion of regional coherence on global policies and political issues. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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Seanergy Maritime Expands Fleet with Capesize Bulker

first_imgzoom Greek dry bulk shipping company Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. has taken delivery of M/V Partnership, a Capesize vessel bought from South Korea’s Dong-A-Tanker (DAT) in April.As disclosed, the company funded the gross purchase price of USD 32.65 million by a secured loan facility from a European bank and from financing arrangements with Seanergy’s sponsor.Previously named Dong A Artemis, the 179,213 dwt bulker was built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in 2012.“We are pleased to take delivery of another modern Capesize vessel. We remain committed to expanding our quality fleet in the Capesize segment, which we strongly believe represents the best fundamentals in the dry bulk industry. We will continue to actively pursue accretive acquisition opportunities of quality Capesize vessels,” Stamatis Tsantanis, Seanergy’s CEO, commented.Including the latest addition, Seanergy’s fleet is currently comprised of eleven dry bulk carriers, with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 1,682,582 dwt and an average fleet age of about 8 years.Earlier this week, Seanergy was notified by the Nasdaq Stock Market that it is not in compliance with a Nasdaq Listing Rule as the closing bid of its common stock was below the required minimum of USD 1 per share.The company has been now given a grace period of 180 days, or until November 14, 2017, to regain the compliance.last_img read more

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Mikmaw mother looking for changes to organ donation rules

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Mi’kmaw mother wants to see changes to the rules for organ donations.Ashley Barnaby’s son needs a kidney transplant.She started a petition, lobbying for what’s called, presumed consent.APTN’s Trina Roache reports.troache@aptn.calast_img

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Canadian malls add genderneutral bathrooms to promote inclusivity

first_imgTORONTO — Shoppers at one of Canada’s biggest and busiest malls can now use the same bathroom regardless of whether they identify as male or female as Yorkdale Shopping Centre opened its first gender-neutral bathroom.The Toronto mall is the latest public space to offer such washrooms as schools, restaurants, community centres and other institutions move to be more inclusive.“The new washroom provides an inclusive option for anyone, including transgender people, people of diverse gender identities and those who may require accompaniment of some kind,” reads a statement from the mall.The 10-stall washroom has been open to the public for just under two weeks and is in addition to the mall’s seven men’s and women’s washrooms respectively, two family facilities, three nursing rooms and several single toilets.“Yorkdale strives to offer shoppers and employees the choice to use whichever option is most comfortable to them,” the mall said.The shopping centre is not the first mall to do so.Real-estate company Ivanhoe Cambridge, which operates 28 shopping centres across Canada, has had what it refers to as universal washrooms for some time now.“We identified the need for such facilities sometime ago,” said Roman Drohomirecki, executive vice-president and chief operating officer of retail, as it is the company’s intention to provide shoppers and retail partners with a safe, inviting environment.Starting with its Vaughan Mills retail outlet north of Toronto in 2012, the company has added 20 universal washrooms at nine of if its properties, he said, and there are ongoing plans for additional facilities at other locations.“All of our new projects incorporate design-built universal washrooms. All of our renovations or redevelopments call for the addition of universal washrooms beyond our gender specific and family washrooms. In our centres, a universal bathroom is for one single person at the time.”Cadillac Fairview and Morguard, both which own several malls in Canada, did not immediately respond to a request for comment about gender-neutral bathrooms at their facilities.Several other public places have incorporated gender-neutral bathroom facilities.The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto also has a non-gender specific washroom with multiple stalls — as do several Canadian restaurants and universities.Some community centres and swimming pools around the country also boast inclusive changing rooms.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Grande Prairie man charged after bearspraying during Canadian Tire theft attempt

first_img22 year-old Macauley Boivin of Grande Prairie has been charged with nine offences, including three counts of failing to comply with a recognizance, and two counts each of assault with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.Boivin is set to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Monday, March 5th. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — A Grande Prairie man is facing charges after he allegedly attempted a theft from Canadian Tire and bear-sprayed a store employee and bystander after he was caught.Cpl. Shawn Graham said that the RCMP responded to a 9-1-1 call from the local Canadian Tire hardware store at around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, police discovered a man being restrained by another man. Police learned that the man being detained had attempted to steal from the store and was then pursued by an employee and a bystander.During the altercation, the suspect bear-sprayed both men, causing them to sustain minor injuries. A search of the suspect revealed a can of bear spray, brass knuckles, and what is believed to be a small amount of cocaine.last_img read more

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Womans Resource Societies Outreach Food bank continues to seek help

first_imgThe reality is that the Resource Society is still in need of donations and Jewell wants to see the shelves are filled food and is then directed to the people that need it. Jewell shares that the people that are coming in need of help now are not a ‘phone call later’, which makes having available donations on hand an asset to help the direct needs of the community.Items that are still needed are;Cat and Dog FoodDiapers sized 3 plusHousehold items such as dish soap and laundry soap (not the first to buy items)Powdered MilkEasy-open foods with pull topsCanned meat, veggies and fruitSoupsSchool SnacksJuicePastaCerealSaucesCondimentsWinter ClothingHygiene ItemsJewell shares canned meat is important, she likes to send clients home with a can of tuna, can of vegetable and a package of tuna helper that can create a one-pot meal that covers all the food groups.The FSJ Woman’s Resource Society asks all food and hygiene products must be unopened and have expiry dates.Jewell also spoke about a need for activity passes to help give teens something to do such as movie passes, swimming passes and entrance to the Escape room.Donations can be dropped off between 9 am – 3 pm and you can call ahead to make arrangements if you have other donations; (250) 787-1121 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Woman’s Resource Society, Poverty Outreach Store put out a call for help on August 1st for food and hygiene items and their need continues.Lisa Jewell, Poverty Outreach Coordinator shared last week the Outreach store was busy accepting donations from the community that responded in a very strong way. “We received a fair amount yet it won’t last until Christmas Donations,” said Jewell.The shelves were bare for a while and the food is leaving the shelves quickly, shared Jewell. “The Outreach store has been benefitting from the community efforts and we are so grateful for that,” said Jewell. Fort St. John’s Woman’s Resource Society is located at 10051 – 100th Avelast_img read more

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Netflix releases ‘Delhi Crime’

first_imgNew Delhi: ‘Delhi Crime’, based on Nirbhaya case files, explores the 2012 heinous gangrape and murder from the viewpoint of the Delhi Police team that probed the incident, but Netflix’s new web series was shot with a non-judgemental eye, says director Richie Mehta. The seven-part series, which started streaming on March 22, directed by the Indian-Canadian filmmaker follows the investigation to nab the six males who raped the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern on a cold December night in a moving bus in the national capital. She died of her grievous injuries 13 days later in a Singapore hospital. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaMehta said it was a family friend serving in Delhi Police who suggested him to make a film on the subject. He started the research in 2013 after a trial court convicted and gave death sentence to the four adult defendants. After four years of research and writing, the director said he came up with a 170-page bible followed by 430-page script, wherein he has explored the perspective of “the people who were in the front lines”. “I realised they have a point of view on these things that we don’t talk about. We had a very visceral reaction to this particular case and these are the people who are doing it every day. So why aren’t we talking to them and getting their points of view?” Mehta said. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaThe director, known for films like Amal and Siddharth, has not depicted the act of gangrape in the series neither in visuals nor audio. “I was very clear from the beginning that I didn’t want to showcase the rape scene because I wanted the series to be about the procedure, not the crime,” he said. Mehta said the team filmed the series as if they were a “bystander”, sneaking up to see and listen in to what was happening. After Leslie Udwin’s 2015 documentary India’s Daughter and Deepa Mehta-directed drama Anatomy of Violence in 2016, ‘Delhi Crime’ is the latest project to bring the highly publicised case.last_img read more

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Rayudu in focus as unstoppable CSK take on Sunrisers Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad: Having missed the World Cup bus, Ambati Rayudu will be aiming to make a statement when a marauding Chennai Super Kings take on a desperate Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL encounter here on Wednesday. The World Cup snub to Rayudu is the sole disappointment in an otherwise superb tournament so far for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men as they are just a win away from clinching the play-off berth. The Hyderabad right-hander had found some form with a half-century against Rajasthan Royals and the flamboyant batsman, who was seen as a sure-shot No. 4 in the national team, may just channelise the disappointment against a faltering Sunrisers. While CSK sit pretty on top of the table with 14 points from eight games, Sunrisers’ have suddenly gone off the boil with a hat-trick of defeats, including an inexplicable batting collapse against Delhi Capitals in their last game. What has been CSK’s strength despite an ageing team has exactly been Sunrisers’ bane in the matches that they have played so far. While CSK have had plans A, B and C for various situations, Sunrisers have failed miserably whenever their opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have failed to perform. Barring Warner’s 400 runs and Bairstow’s 304 runs, the next best is World Cup-bound Vijay Shankar’s 132 runs. The basic problem has been the middle-order where Manish Pandey (54 in six games), Deepak Hooda (47 in six games) and Yusuf Pathan (32 in six games) have been miserable. In fact, Pathan has been surviving on past reputation for years now has not played a match-winning knock for a while now. On the other hand, Dhoni has played various combinations depending on surfaces and more often than not, his teammates have responded pretty well. Whether it was Harbhajan Singh on a very slow Chepauk track or the restrictive Mitchell Santner in away games, most of Dhoni’s strategies have paid off brilliantly. The man who has been a revelation for CSK this season is 40-year-old Imran Tahir with 13 wickets. The South African import has executed his skipper’s plans brilliantly. For Sunrisers to remain relevant in this edition, they need to stop the CSK juggernaut which looks easier said than done.last_img read more

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‘Apex Court rule on NEET flouted’

first_imgKolkata: The Centre’s decision to take two different stands when it comes to holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), a nation-wide medical entrance examination, has sparked a row in Bengal with the doctors seeking the intervention of the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar and the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in this regard.The Union HRD Ministry has deferred the NEET in Odisha in the aftermath of a massive damage caused by severe cyclone, ‘Fani’ while in the rest of India the exam was conducted on May 5. The experts in the city viewed that according to the norms laid down by the Supreme Court of India, the nationwide medical entrance exam cannot be held in two separate sets of question papers. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAs there is a postponement of exam ordered by the Centre in Odisha, the National Testing Agency (NTA) assigned to conduct the exam will have to set another question paper for Odisha, which will be different from the one the others had to write. This, as some experts have argued, is a gross violation of the Supreme Court order. Some of the city doctors and a few medical aspirants in the morning of May 3 wrote to the Union HRD Minister urging him for a postponement of examination with an apprehension that the cyclone might wreck havoc in Bengal as well. The cyclone eventually entered the state on late night of Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMay 3. The ‘Fani’ did not however have expected impact in Bengal as the system started losing intensity for want of moisture as it hit the land. Many mud and Kutcha houses in the coastal districts of the state collapsed due to gusty wind. A sizeable number of students coming from the rural areas of the coastal districts faced immense problems while reaching the examination centers on Sunday morning. The doctors also wrote to the Bengal Chief Minister seeking her intervention. Dr Amiya Kumar Maity, one of the doctors, who wrote to the Union Minister for his intervention said: “The merit of the medical aspirants cannot be judged if there are two sets of question papers. In an examination like NEET where nearly 800 candidates securing a same mark, it is extremely difficult to evaluate the answer scripts. Failing to secure even one or two marks can keep a candidate out of the race. The two dissimilar sets of questions cannot do justice to the students.” “Hence a nationwide examination like NEET cannot be conducted in two separate question papers as per the order of the Supreme Court. Various states like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana were affected alongside Bengal and Odisha and we therefore urged the Union HRD Minister to postpone the examination across the country,” Dr Maity added.last_img read more

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Commentary Golf world ready for new face

Rory McIlroy did more than finish out a dominating US Open performance last Sunday in Bethesda, Md.; he finished golf’s search for its next superstar. The 22-year-old rocked the golf world last week with his 72-hole score of 16-under par, eight shots better than runner-up Jason Day. The win couldn’t have come at a better time for the young Irishman. McIlroy blew a 4-stroke lead at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., last month after leading the field for the first three rounds. He posted a final round 8-over-par 80 to fall out of the top-10. After turning pro in 2007 at the age of 18, McIlroy had posted three top-3 finishes in major tournaments before adding the US Open Championship to the list. It is no coincidence that McIlroy has climbed to the No. 4 spot in golf’s world rankings as he is the youngest player to win a Major since Scotland native Tom Morris won the British Open in 1868 at the age of 17. But no one is comparing McIlroy to Tom Morris. McIlroy’s recent success has instead been drawing comparisons to the likes of some of golf’s greatest players, such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, and at the ripe age of 22 years, they are well-deserved. His win on Sunday brings back memories of Woods’ 12-stroke win at the 1997 Masters. The then-25-year-old Woods’ dominating performance catapulted his career and quickly made him the face of the golfing world. But Woods took a break from the PGA Tour in 2009 after a knee injury forced him to put a hold on his golfing career. After his personal issues forced him to continue his lockout from golf, the Tour was left with a handful of mediocre golfers who could not fill Tiger’s shoes. Golf became faceless. Ratings plummeted and major companies withdrew their tournament sponsorships. Even Jack Nicklaus’ once prestigious Memorial Tournament has begun to lack its luster, drawing slim and unenthusiastic crowds. And just as we began to get used to a world without Tiger and no-name tournament winners, Rory McIlroy appeared. As McIlroy tore through the back nine at Congressional Country Club last Sunday, many were waiting for him to fall apart. But that never happened. From tee to green, McIlroy exemplified the poise and precision of a Tiger-Woods Sunday charge. From hole-to-hole his confidence never left him, and as his final putt found the bottom of the cup, McIlroy wasn’t the only one who came out on top—golf won too. Golf’s future is now resting steadily on the shoulders of young players like McIlroy, and although he might not have the same fist-pumping enthusiasm as a guy named Tiger, an 8-stroke win in any tournament is sending a message: A changing of the guard has arrived. Rory McIlroy is here to stay. read more

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Ohio State 20 in Urban Meyer era after 3116 win against Central

First-year Ohio State coach Urban Meyer predicted the game against Central Florida would be “a war” and it certainly seemed that way at times Saturday. Meyer’s team won the war in the end. “We’re going to enjoy the win.  Winning major college football games is a tough duty, especially when you face a quality opponent,” Meyer said at a postgame press conference.  In the first-ever meeting between the schools, the Buckeyes and the Knights traded punches over the course of the first half before OSU pulled away in the third quarter for a 31-16 victory in Meyer’s second game in Columbus. OSU sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller again led the way for the No. 14 Buckeyes (2-0). Miller had 27 carries for 141 yards and tied a program record with three rushing touchdowns against unranked UCF (1-1). For Meyer, though, Miller’s 27 touches were far too many.  “That’s too much.  27 hits.  He’s blown out right now,” Meyer said. “We have to be smart.  Someone’s gotta run the ball.  And right now he’s our best answer.”  Miller was 18-of-24 passing with a touchdown pass to redshirt senior wide receiver Jake Stoneburner and finished the day with 155 passing yards, as well as his first interception of the season. The sophomore still might be the Buckeyes’ answer on the ground next week, too, as junior running back Carlos Hyde left Saturday’s game with an apparent knee injury.  “We’ve got to have a good week of practice,” he said. “We might lose Carlos Hyde for a week or two, I don’t know, MCL sprain.  I’m not sure how long he’ll be out.  Obviously I thought he was running the ball good.”  The Buckeyes drew first blood in the contest after Miller exploded for a 37-yard touchdown run on a quarterback keeper with 9:35 to play in the first quarter. The seven-play 71-yard drive put OSU up 7-0 early, but that lead wouldn’t last long. In the final minutes of the quarter, UCF seemed to finally hit its stride on offense, marching the ball down the field before a stingy Buckeyes defense forced the Knights to settle for a 28-yard field goal. OSU answered with another score of their own, after junior kicker Drew Basil knocked in a 24-yard chip shot, which once more pushed the Buckeyes’ lead to a touchdown. In front of a crowd of 104,745, though, the Knights again rallied – this for a game-tying touchdown. Thanks to back-to-back bursts of 20 and 48 rushing yards from UCF running back Storm Johnson, the Knights rocketed themselves into OSU territory before redshirt sophomore Blake Bortles carefully lobbed a 1-yard touchdown pass to freshman Justin Tukes. Johnson finished the game with 75 yards on 12 carries while Bortles was 25-of-41 passing for two touchdowns and three interceptions. Deadlocked at 10-10 with 6:45 left in the half to play, a once-raucous crowd appeared to fall quiet as they watched the Buckeyes’ lead – and momentum – slip away. On the ensuing Buckeyes drive, OSU senior fullback Zach Boren then fumbled the ball into the hands of a surging Knights team. With a Buckeyes squad now on its heels, it seemed UCF had the tools and the time to mount another drive for another score before the end of the half. Almost as quickly as OSU gave the ball away, though, they took it right back when redshirt senior Travis Howard intercepted an errant ball from Bortles with 3:18 remaining in the half. Howard’s third pick of the season was enough to ignite a late, eight-play, 48-yard drive for the Buckeyes that finished with Miller in the end zone for the second time in a half. It might have been just what OSU needed, too. Including Miller’s 6-yard touchdown scurry with 15 seconds left before halftime, the Buckeyes exploded for 21 unanswered points as OSU’s defense tightened things up and forced mistakes and turnovers from the Knights’ offense. Bortles was again intercepted by the Buckeyes after another poorly placed pass was tipped and picked off by redshirt linebacker Etienne Sabino. Miller and OSU’s offense made UCF pay for the mistake as the sophomore  quarterback found Stoneburner in the back of the south end zone for his first passing touchdown of the day. Miller then rushed for another score a little more than two minutes later. UCF wasn’t done yet and responded with a 14-play, 84-yard scoring drive of their own, netting the Knights a touchdown on fourth down after Bortles’ pass was hauled in by redshirt senior full back Billy Giovanetti. Down 31-16, UCF capitalized on the score and picked off Miller late in third quarter. Like before, though, the Knights gave their latest takeaway back to the Buckeyes as Bortles was intercepted by senior safety Orhian Johnson at the start of the fourth quarter. UCF came knocking again in the final seconds of the game, but OSU turned Bortles away to secure the 15-point victory.  With the loss, UCF moved to 0-7 all time against Big Ten teams and 0-1 against OSU. Meyer, though, said OSU isn’t as far along as he hoped they would be two games into the season. “Not where I thought we’d be.  Not where I thought we’d be.  I thought we’d be a little more explosive on offense and thought we’d get some pressure on the quarterback,” he said. “Offensive line I think is doing a decent job moving the ball.  Receivers are starting to build up a little bit but there’s other areas where I thought we’d be a little more explosive on offense.” The Buckeyes improved to 2-0 on the season and are scheduled to play California next Saturday at noon in Ohio Stadium. read more

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Ohio State Buckeyes turn to Corey Philly Brown to lead undefeated team

Wide receiver Corey ‘Philly’ Brown (10) celebrates a touchdown during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorWhen senior safety Christian Bryant went down with a broken ankle against Wisconsin, the Ohio State defense lost one of its most experienced players and a vocal leader.Although redshirt-senior safety Corey “Pitt” Brown has taken Bryant’s place on the field, it has been senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown who filled the void in the locker room.“People will listen … In the past, I wouldn’t be able to say something to somebody that wasn’t in my position or on the offense and whatever. They just wouldn’t listen,” “Philly” Brown said after practice Wednesday. “But now, I mean, offense, defense, specials, I mean everybody listens to me now, so I know that I got the power of influence.”After the game against Iowa Oct. 19, coach Urban Meyer said “Philly” Brown has stepped up as a leader in the locker room since Bryant’s injury against Wisconsin Sept. 28.“When you lose a Christian Bryant, I keep looking for that next guy and I found him, I think. It’s No. 10, ‘Philly’ Brown,” Meyer said last Saturday. “The emotional guy that’s in that locker room and the kickoff team.”“Philly” Brown’s leadership role is a huge improvement over last season, said Meyer, who added that the wide receiver has become a player he can really rely on.“‘Philly’ Brown, I wouldn’t walk across the street from him last year. Now he’s a guy (who is) an incredible leader,” Meyer said after the game against Iowa. “I just looked at him: ‘Don’t let me down.’ He was phenomenal today. He was picking up the slack that (Christian Bryant left).”“Philly” Brown leads the team with 33 catches for 453 yards and six touchdowns so far this season.But Meyer said “Philly” Brown’s growth has been much more visible off the field.“He’s (180-degrees) to where he was. He’s an absolute leader of this team, unchallenged, unquestionable, maybe one of the leaders. He is one of the leaders, one of the top two or three leaders on the team. If you said that a year ago, we would have gotten in an argument, because that’s not who he was of the his development as a person, a player, as a student, I couldn’t say enough,” Meyer said.Even defensive coordinator Luke Fickell has been impressed with “Philly” Brown’s growth as a player and a leader.“Guys can say things at any point in time, but it’s the guys that with their actions are consistent and that’s what you’ve seen with ‘Philly,’ whether it’s in practice, whether it’s in the game,” Fickell said after the Iowa game.Against the Hawkeyes, the Buckeyes headed into halftime struggling, after scoring only 10 points, a season-low, and allowing the Hawkeyes to score on each of their first three drives.Junior wide receiver Devin Smith said moods were low in the locker room, but “Philly” Brown helped bring the energy back up heading into the second half.“We came in and you can kind of tell that the locker room was dead, just from everybody just really not saying nothing,” Smith said Monday. “Everyone just looking at each other … ‘Philly’ just stood up and basically just said, ‘This is not how we play.’ He was screaming and just letting it pour out, really. Basically he was saying, ‘This is not us, this is not how we play. We need to come out this half and really show them what we’re about.’”“Philly” Brown said as soon as the whistle blew for halftime, he wanted to talk to the team to let them know what needed to be done to secure the victory.“I walked up to coach Meyer and I asked him, I asked him if I could say something to the team before we went out … I can’t say the exact words that I used, but it was some bad words in there and I just told them what we looked like and what we needed to do,” “Philly” Brown said.After trailing, 17-10, at halftime, OSU outscored the Hawkeyes, 24-7, in the second half en route to the 34-24 victory.Meyer agreed and said “Philly” Brown’s intensity helped push the Buckeyes to victory.“He doesn’t just open his mouth up,” Meyer said. “It’s nice to have a team meeting and show that to the team. Because they heard what he said. And then it’s easy to pop your mouth off and go sit in the back and sulk or throw your helmet. And he didn’t, he went as hard as he could. That’s the sign of a really good leader.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to host Penn State Saturday at 8 p.m. and look to push their winning streak to 20 games.“Philly” Brown said having a vocal leader on the team is nice for the players because it changes up the routine.“When a coach screams, you can kind of blank them out and just not really try to hear what they’re saying,” “Philly” Brown said. “But when a person that’s actually out there on the field with you, grinding and in the war with you, when they say it, that’s when you know it’s real.” read more

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Confirmed Torres to leave Atletico Madrid

first_imgFernando Torres has confirmed that he will be leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season and is determined to finish on a highThe former Liverpool and Chelsea forward’s future at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano has been heavily debated after Diego Simeone confirmed that Torres will not be getting a new contract at Atletico with the Spaniard has fallen down the pecking order this season with Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann often being partnered up front together.Torres first signed for Atletico as a 10 year-old boy in 1995 and made his debut for the senior side in 2001, where his performances caught the interest of many clubs throughout Europe.In 2007, Torres left his boyhood club for Liverpool for a reported fee of £20m and thrived in his first season in the Premier League under Rafael Benitez with an impressive 33 goals in his 46 appearances in all competitions.The World Cup winner later secured a reported £50m move to Chelsea, where his decisive goal against Barcelona in the semi-finals of the 2012 Champions League at the Nou Camp booked the club’s place in the final against Bayern Munich, which they later won on penalties.After a lackluster loan spell with AC Milan, Torres returned to Atletico in January 2015 and has made a total of 34 goals in his 139 appearances.“When I arrived at the age of 10, I always thought that Atletico would be my home,” said Torres, according to Marca.“I have enjoyed the Atleti that I always dreamt of.“I’d like to take the opportunity to say that this season will be my last at the club.“It has not been an easy decision, it has cost me a lot to take it.“Given the reality, the circumstances, maybe it is for the best.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…Having only started nine times for Atletico this season, Torres came to the decision that it was time to leave his beloved club.“I think this is the best time to say it,” said the 34 year-old.“You can all see the prominence that I am having and it is very little.“Today isn’t a day for reproaches. I am just trying to explain to the fans how I feel.“It has nothing to do with the club. The club doesn’t have names or surnames. This is the best way to carry myself for the next month and a half.”For now, at least, Torres intends to give his all for Atletico and hopes that he can leave with another title for the club.“I believe I can offer something in games, but the reality of the season is not that,” insisted Torres.“If everything goes well I can go out with a title.“This year I’m playing a lot less than the previous one but I have never surrendered.“If they didn’t count on me for next year I would have liked to have been told.”last_img read more

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Pellegrini not happy with Felipe Andersons form

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has backed club-record signing Felipe Anderson despite his lack of form and believes the Brazilian can still turn it around.West Ham fans are unhappy with Anderson’s work-rate, but Pellegrini believes the midfielder will find his form in the Premier League.Anderson signed for West Ham from Lazio in a transfer deal reported to worth up to £42m but has only managed one goal and one assist from 10 Premier League starts.Pellegrini told Sky Sports: “Happy with his [Anderson’s] performance? In a global way, I think I am not happy, I think Felipe is not happy. I think that everyone is not happy because he has demonstrated that he can do more.Report: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United moveReport: Rice is committed to West Ham not a United move George Patchias – September 4, 2019 Declan Rice is committed to his West Ham contract and not a move to Manchester United.In an interview reported by football.london, Rice opens up…“He had good moments in part of the game [in the league against Spurs], he also had bad moments, but he is not the first player that needs some time to know what is the Premier League.“But what I don’t have any doubt about with Felipe is his performance or his commitment with the team. He knows his performances must improve and he is giving his best to do it.“I trust a lot in him and he is always a player that can make easy mistakes but can also give you different things.”last_img read more

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Humidity decreases in time for ComicCon weekend

first_img Posted: July 20, 2017 July 20, 2017 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Humidity decreases in time for Comic-Con weekend KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A low pressure system that brought humid conditions to the region will begin to make its way out starting Thursday.Morning clouds and fog will stretch inland until mid-morning Thursday, allowing for mostly sunny skies Thursday. Morning fog will allow for cooler temperatures throughout the day.Conditions will be slightly more comfortable as humidity levels continue to lower through the weekend.Temperatures Thursday are expected to be 76 degrees along the coast, 85 degrees inland, 84 degrees for the mountains and 106 degrees in the deserts.last_img read more

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Soldotna To Conduct Feasibility Study On Relocation Of Sewage Discharge

first_imgCurrently wastewater is collected from approximately 29 miles of sewer lines and 16 different lift stations to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment and disposal. Once treated and disinfected,  the wastewater is currently discharged at mile 20 of the Kenai River. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna City Council unanimously approved an ordinance at their council meeting on February 28, in order to appropriate funds to conduct an effluent discharge study for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The ordinance will allow the city to update the outdated report, and evaluate the efficiency of the plant as it currently runs and study the feasibility of alternative options for the wastewater disposal. Robert Ruffner, member of the Board of Fisheries spoke to the Soldotna City Council on Wednesday, February 28: “We know that the discharge happens in an area that king salmon are spawning. If there is an alternative that would result in not having that discharge occur in an area as important as it does now, that would be great.”center_img Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-wastewater-.mp3VmJennifer-on-wastewater-.mp300:00RPd According to the ordinance the last report done on the city’s wastewater effluent discharge was conducted in 2000. The ordinance approves the appropriation of $35,000 to update the city’s current practices, and to potentially establish an alternative.last_img read more

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Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring Interns

first_imgSALEM, MA — Congressman Moulton offers internships throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters in both his Washington, D.C. and Salem offices.Internships in the Washington, D.C. office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. Internships in the Salem district office are intended for current undergraduate students, recent college graduates, and students currently enrolled in graduate school. In some circumstances, high school students intern at the Salem office contingent upon their scheduling availability, and they are highly encouraged to apply.These internships are a great opportunity for interested students to gain hands-on experience in the legislative process. To apply, please fill out this form and attach a cover letter and resume. A staff member will be in touch within a few weeks. Feel free to call the office with any questions you may have.The deadline to submit an application for a Spring 2019 internship in Congressman Moulton’s office is November 9, 2018.(NOTE: The above information is from Congressman Seth Moulton’s Office.)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… RelatedCongressman Seth Moulton Seeking Spring InternsIn “Government”Congressman Seth Moulton Seeking Fall InternsIn “Government”WASHINGTON TO WILMINGTON: Moulton Co-Sponsors Bipartisan Bill To Help Student Loan Borrowers Avoid DefaultIn “Government”last_img read more

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2s Parth Samthaan is a true Marvel fan heres

first_imgParth SamthaanInstagramThe Avengers: Endgame has caught the fancy of everyone and just like any other true fan of the superhero film, TV hunk Parth Samthaan to is hit with the fever.The Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 actor shared a post on his social media page and it surely does express the emotion of every Marvel fan ever. In the post, Parth is seen posing by the poster of the superhero movie along with a caption that read: “It’s not just a film ….Whatever it takes !!”Meanwhile, Parth, who lost his father recently, has resumed shoot for Star Plus’ Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 where he plays the male lead role of Anurag Basu.In the past few years, the actor has emerged as one of the most popular celebrities of Indian television with a massive fan following. Such is his popularity that his recent appearance in another show Kitchen Champions on Colors TV made him the highest paid celebrity contestant on the show. Besides his crazy fan following, it was being said that one of the primary reasons for the fat pay cheque was apparently because Parth’s show airs on a rival channel and hence had been paid a huge amount to be on the show.Although loved by millions, the hunk was bashed left, right and centre by fans when his kissing scene with Pooja Banerjee on a show went viral last month. Parth and Pooja, who play siblings – Anurag and Nivedita – on Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, shared a liplock in Ekta Kapoor’s web series Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 2.As soon as the video was uploaded online, netizens were left angered as they found the on-screen brother-sister duo kissing in another show extremely odd. Some also condemned the makers and the actors too for including a kissing scene between the actors who play siblings in Ekta’s other family drama.last_img read more

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