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Open hospital wards for poor: OHRC

first_imgThe Odisha Human Rights Commission has asked the State government to consider opening dedicated wards for destitute people and make all services available to them in all medical college hospitals.During a recent surprise visit to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, OHRC Acting Chairperson Justice B.K. Mishra and Director (Investigation) S.M. Narvane came across destitute patients lying unattended in the verandah.On seeing Justice Mishra and Mr. Narvane on campus, some attendants volunteered to show the “pathetic healthcare facilities for the poor” at the hospital. “During the visit, as many as 15 destitute female patients and eight destitute male patients were found lying in the verandah,” said Justice Mishra.last_img read more

Jaja, Dindin Worth PH team’s wait

first_imgLacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Though the result of the recent expansion tryouts will be released next week, LVPI president Peter Cayco said they would still welcome everyone willing to represent the country.The 6-foot-5 Santiago and her sister, who is 6-3, are currently playing in the Japan V-League.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut national coach Shaq delos Santos said they can still accommodate the sisters, who also skipped the Asian Club Championships in Thailand last year due to their Japan stint.Santiago was recently named Best Player of the Game when her team, Ageo Medics, defeated NEC Red Rockets on the day she turned 23. MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The Philippine women’s volleyball team is not closing its doors on sisters Dindin Santiago-Manabat and Jaja Santiago.Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. officials said it is determined to form the strongest possible team for the Southeast Asian Games to be held in the country in November.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Philippines will take part in the Asian Volleyball Confederation championships in Korea and China before seeing action in the SEA Games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSC gets full backing from NSAslast_img read more

Character test

first_imgIt looks like Tim Cone actually waited for Matthew Wright’s Hail Mary heave before allowing himself to contemplate the latest victory of his Barangay Ginebra squad.“That shot of Matthew Wright, ano? Banda pa,” Cone said after the Phoenix Pulse gunner threw a desperation triple that didn’t look like it had a chance until it caught glass and spun off the rim.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy And kept at it until LA Tenorio, who will be crowned the league’s new Iron Man in his next game, made the big shots that mattered and Japeth Aguilar came up with a lead-saving swat on Calvin Abueva to seal Ginebra’s fourth win in seven games.That Cone has benchmarked Phoenix’s character for this conference speaks a lot about the Fuel Masters’ newfound identity this conference.And it showed in the way the team carried itself after the loss.“It wasn’t that tough of a loss. We’re not gonna let that emotionally affect us. They’re a good team and we have had a good season so far,” Wright said. “You know, more than anything, I’m trying to find the silver lining, this really prepared us for the playoffs—what the playoff atmosphere is like with the crowd, with the intensity.”That identity will be severely tested by San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT No. 1 Bataan opens Datu Cup playoff bid Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief MOST READ But it was clear he wasn’t referring to that shot when he gave Phoenix the ultimate praise: That Ginebra’s 100-97 victory Sunday night was a result of the Gin Kings being able to match the Fuel Masters in an important aspect of the game.“There’s a reason they’re on top,” Cone said. “They’re really good … For one night, at least we were able to match their character and get a win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBarangay Ginebra simply refused to surrender despite the seeming control Phoenix had for most of the game.“We showed great character all game long,” said Cone. “Things weren’t going well for us. We just kept at it, kept at it, kept at it.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end The Fuel Masters still have a shot at the twice-to-beat incentive for the playoffs, but losing the Ginebra game could haunt them because the Gin Kings stayed at three losses. If Phoenix loses to San Miguel in its last elimination round game, the Fuel Masters will be at three losses, too.That could mean getting tied with any of the following: TNT, Ginebra, Alaska, Rain or Shine and the Beermen. Except for Alaska, four of those teams will no longer play each other—which means a Beermen win over the Fuel Masters could pave the path to a five-way tie at 8-3.And the Fuel Masters would have lost to three of those five teams, putting them at a disadvantage in the quotient count.But Phoenix isn’t overly concerned about that yet, proof that coach Louie Alas has shaped his team’s character well this season.“I feel like more important than our record right now is us getting better and becoming more cohesive as a team the next couple of weeks before playoffs,” Wright said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

SPORT-IND-BOARD (RPT)

first_imgIndore, Oct 9 (PTI) Scoreboard on the second day of the Indore, Oct 9 (PTI) Scoreboard on the second day of the third cricket Test between India and New Zealand here. ScoreboardIndia 1st innings M Vijayc Latham b Patel 10 G Gambhir lbw Boult 29 C Pujarab Santner 41 V Kohli lbw Patel 211 A Rahanec Watling b Boult188 R Sharmanot out 51 R Jadejanot out 17 Extras (b-4, lb-3, w-1, nb-2) 10Total (For 5 wickets dec; 169 overs) 557 Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-60, 3-100, 4-465, 5-504Bowling: Boult 32-2-113-2, Henry35-3-127-0, Patel 40-5-120-2, Santner 44-4-137-1, Neesham 18-1-53-0. (MORE) PTI KHS PMlast_img read more

Wijnaldum keeping £40m Fabinho from his Liverpool debut

first_imgMo Salah’s scoring, Alisson Becker’s settling and Virgil van Dijk is cruising.But amid Liverpool’s perfect start to the new Premier League campaign it is another, less-heralded star who is shining.Gini Wijnaldum is not the type of player to generate headlines anymore, with his days as a free-scoring attacking midfielder seemingly behind him. But in Jurgen Klopp’s new-look Reds side, stylish and solid, the Dutchman remains a key figure. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! A surprise to some, perhaps. Wijnaldum was one of the players tipped to suffer from Liverpool’s summer spending, which saw them splash out around £90 million ($115m) on two high-calibre midfield men.But while Naby Keita has slotted in seamlessly, the other new recruit, Fabinho, has been made to wait. Wijnaldum’s performances in the No.6 role mean the Brazilian has yet to make his Reds debut. The £40m ($51m) man has not even been on the bench for the Reds’ last two games.No big deal, Klopp says, and certainly not something for supporters to concern themselves over. Fabinho, he has always stated, will need time to adjust to the intensity of playing (and training) for Liverpool. His omission, rather, is a reflection of Wijnaldum and his chameleon-like qualities.“Gini can switch from one mindset to the other and that is pretty good for us,” Klopp said following last weekend’s win over Brighton.“If you ask me he was brilliant in pre-season as the eight. He was good as the six but brilliant as the eight. That’s why we never had any doubts about him. He can play both.“It was always clear he would be in the mix for the six position. He has worked hard and plays it very well. He’s a good footballer, but it is important that you have the kind of mindset that you can cool yourself down in different situations.“It’s important [as a No.6] that you don’t follow the ball or offer runs in behind when we have enough players to do that. We need a few reasonable persons on the pitch, if you want, and Gini has shown he can switch between both.”Gini Wijnaldum LiverpoolWijnaldum was, by some distance, Liverpool’s most impressive performer against Brighton, a game in which Klopp’s much-vaunted front three found life tough against a packed, well-organised defensive unit.He completed all but one of his 76 passes, not giving the ball away until the 80th minute of the game, and put in as many tackles as any Liverpool player on the field. Metronomic, disciplined and smart, his was a display to admire.To prove a point, too. Liverpool were surprised over the summer to see reports linking the 27-year-old with a move away from Anfield.Fenerbahce were the supposed suitors, though the idea of selling Wijnaldum was never realistically considered. Club sources believe the stories to be a case of 2+2 = 5. Fenerbahce’s coach is Phillip Cocu, Wijnaldum’s former boss at PSV Eindhoven. The pair, Goal understands, remain in contact.From the player’s point of view, the idea of leaving was not one to entertain. Liverpool’s midfield may be competitive this season, with the arrivals of Fabinho and Keita supplemented by Adam Lallana’s return to fitness and James Milner’s one-man fight against Father Time, but good players back themselves.In two years on Merseyside, Wijnaldum has shown an ability to adapt to the needs of the team, and of his manager. He uses the ball well, holds his position, defends well in one-v-one situations, and brings discipline and robustness.Only two players – Salah and Roberto Firmino – played more games for the Reds last season, while only one managed more appearances in 2016/17 – and that was Divock Origi, who played mostly as a substitute.In all, Wijnaldum has started 80 of a possible 106 games since joining from Newcastle, making a further 15 appearances from the bench.Klopp doesn’t have favourites, necessarily, but he has his trusted lieutenants, and the Dutchman is one. His form presently is keeping out not only Fabinho but Jordan Henderson, the club captain, too.Fabinho LiverpoolWe can expect that to change, of course. Henderson’s substitute appearances this season have been impactful, and Fabinho’s time will come. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andy Robertson have shown the benefits of a softly-softly approach with new signings.Lallana, too, remains a Klopp favourite if fit, and with Liverpool aiming to go deep in four competitions this season, opportunities for rest and rotation should be plentiful. Last season that was seldom the case.And so to Leicester this weekend.Liverpool have not won their opening four league games since the 1990/91 season (when they won their first eight), but will head to the King Power Stadium with confidence.The absence of Jamie Vardy, who has scored against them in each of his last five outings, is a welcome boost. Kelechi Iheanacho, fine footballer though he is, will not bring the same fear factor.Four from four, then, is the aim. Klopp’s men have the air of contenders about them, but proving it, week after week, is another matter. Complacency, the manager says, will not be permitted.He has named an unchanged side in each of Liverpool’s first three games, but could be tempted to freshen things up at Leicester.Wijnaldum, though, will almost certainly be in there. Not flashy, not spectacular, not headline-grabbing. Just as important as ever to the Liverpool cause. He’ll take some shifting. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Jays Homers Beat Yanks, 4-3

first_imgTORONTO — Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Melky Cabrera each hit a solo homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays erased a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Aug. 31.Derek Jeter had a chance to tie it for the Yankees in the ninth inning. With the sellout crowd of 45,678 on its feet, Jeter popped up with a runner on third for the final out in his last regular-season at-bat in Toronto.Brett Gardner finished a single shy of the cycle, but New York lost its second straight. Gardner also had a big opportunity in the ninth, grounding out with a runner on second to bring up Jeter.Toronto left-hander J.A. Happ won for the first time in seven starts.(IAN HARRISON)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Midseason Position Grades: Running Back

first_imgIt would be hard to come up with a more maligned topic of conversation among Oklahoma State fans over the last couple of years than the Cowboys’ running game.3.51, 3.58, and 3.43.Those numbers represent the average yards per carry for the OSU offenses in 2014, 2015 and through the first half of 2016. Each one equally disappointing and each one ranking ninth ahead of only Kansas in the Big 12.The Cowboys haven’t enjoyed a 1,000-yard rusher since Joseph Randle cruised to 1,417 in 2012. A school that used to be known as Tailback U hasn’t had a running game that could get out of its own way in three years.But it looks like there might be a mini-renaissance occurring in Stillwater and it starts with a true freshman named Justice Hill. With a crowded running back group that included three seniors and a sophomore who got meaningful time last year, Hill would have made good a redshirt candidate. But he had other plans.Those plans included playing himself into meaningful reps during fall camp and then playing himself into an early starting role, despite a couple mistimed fumbles. It’s clear Hill is the best option to get the bulk of the carries. He’s shown the ability to not only make defenders miss but to attack the hole and has the type of break-away speed that can turn decent runs into big plays.Let’s take a look at his numbers:Hill: 403 yards / three touchdowns / 4.63 yards per carryIf we assume Hill continues to get 15-20 carries per game (let’s make it 15) and keeps his current average per carry, that’s an additional 486.15 yards (assuming the Cowboys go Bowling) for a total of 889.15. So, let’s round up and call it 890 yards. Chris Carson, the Cowboys’ 2015 lead rusher ended with 517 yards and 2014’s lead rusher was Desmond Roland with 770 yards. In 2013, Roland had 811. So Hill is not quite on pace to hit the 1,000-yard mark but he does have a good change to be the leading rusher since Joseph Randle.Here’s how the rest of the group has fared so far: Childs: 178 yards / six touchdowns / 4.81 yards per carryCarr: 86 yards / one touchdown / 8.60 yards per carryCarson (in two games): 45 yards / one touchdown / 3.75 per carrySanders: 41 yards / two touchdowns / 1.95 yards per carryBehind the freshman is another seemingly unlikely No. 2 back. Rennie Childs has looked as good this season as we’ve probably seen him. Again, if you were to look at my projected depth chart for the running backs two months ago, it would have been way off.I saw Childs as the odd man out with Chris Carson the starter from last year and Barry J. Sanders the supposed difference-making transfer. Of course, Carson has been injured and Carr seems to be the one lost in the mix with just ten carries from the backfield in six games. Sanders has looked good sparingly from the backfield and on special teams.Based on OSU’s recent history with running back production, I think we can grade this group on a curve. A B+ was the grade our writers came up with and that’s what I picked as well. There are definitely improvements to be made but we’ve seen a trend in the right direction.2016gradesWhile it’s taken longer than most would like, the running game is improving. We can see it on the field. Blocking is getting better and so is running back play. Whether it’s in the second half of this season or next year,  I think we’ll see it on the stat sheet as well.RB Grade: B+If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

ESPN Is Having Technical Problems With The Nebraska Game

first_imgA Nebraska cheerleader cheers in the end zone against Troy.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 15: A cheerleader for the Nebraska Cornhuskers performs before the game against the Troy Trojans at Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The 2019 college football season is here.Fans across the nation watched Miami and Florida get the party started last weekend, but now get to watch their own teams.Among the fans trying to watch their team in action today are the Nebraska Cornhusker fans. Nebraska took the field against South Alabama for the first game of the season.However, for the fans not at the game, the video feed went dark for a minute before ESPN realized it was having technical issues.The Worldwide Leader cut to the game between Florida State and Boise State instead.It’s safe to say fans watching from home were less than pleased with the series of unfortunate events.ESPN having technical difficulties…GET THE GAME ON— CornNation (@CornNation) August 31, 2019After a few minutes away from the game, ESPN eventually regained the feed.No. 24 Nebraska has a 7-0 lead over South Alabama in the early action. Scott Frost and company are rolling on offense early and the defense has been stout.Stay tuned for the latest between these two teams.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur slams net run rate rule after missing semi-final berth

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur slams net run rate rule after missing semi-final berthICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur pointed out that his team would have reached the semi-finals had head-to-head record been considered for determining progression in case of tie. Pakistan and New Zealand finished with 11 points each but the Black Caps qualified for the last-four due to their superior net run rate.advertisement Akshay Ramesh LondonJuly 6, 2019UPDATED: July 6, 2019 09:29 IST Pakistan failed to qualify for World Cup 2019 semi-finals (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan have failed to qualify for World Cup 2019 semi-finalsPakistan finished with 11 points from 9 matches after beating Bangladesh on FridayMickey Arthur said ICC should consider head-to-head stats for tie-breakersPakistan coach Mickey Arthur urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to consider head-to-head statistics ahead of net run rate at major international tournaments in the future. Arthur pointed out Pakistan would have been in World CUp 2019 semi-finals had it been for head-to-head records as Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men had beaten England and New Zealand who have qualified for the semi-finals.Pakistan finished their World Cup 2019 campaign on the 5th spot of the 10-team points table after a convincing win over Asian rivals in their final group-stage match at Lord’s on Friday.Pakistan had an outside chance to qualify for the semi-final but they needed to beat Bangladesh by a record margin — in excess of at least 311 runs due to the difference in net run rate between Pakistan and fourth-placed New Zealand. In fact, Pakistan’s chances would have ended even before a ball was bowled on Friday had they lost the toss.Pakistan and New Zealand eventually finished with 11 points but the Black Caps reached the semi-final due to their better net run rate. The ICC has been considering net run rate as their primary tie-breaker before the equation goes to head-to-head. Had it been head-to-head stats, Pakistan would have reached the semi-final ahead of New Zealand as Sarfaraz’s men thrashed Kane Williamson’s side in their group-stage meeting in Edgbaston on June 26.Speaking after Pakistan’s 94-run win over Bangladesh, head coach Mickey Arthur pointed out that the dressing room wasn’t upbeat despite finishing with 11 points.”I would have liked the ICC to consider head to head because tonight we would be in the semi-final. It is disappointing, and it just goes back to our first game [a heavy defeat] against the West Indie,” Mickey Arthur said.advertisementThe Pakistan coach added: “And we had an opportunity to beat Australia, and we didn’t take that. Those are the two nightmares I’m going to have.”What the system has done to us is that after one very poor game, you really battle to recover again. So it’s a very disappointed dressing room, no congratulations going on because we haven’t qualified. Congratulations to the four who have, I think they’ve played the best cricket so far and may the best team win.”But it is nice for us to sit here and know we’ve beaten two of those teams [England and New Zealand] which shows we’re not a mile off in terms of ourselves as a cricket team.” Getting 400 was a bit of a pipe dream: Mickey ArthurMeanwhile, Mickey Arthur also said Pakistan had discussed posting a total in excess of 400 against Bangladesh to pull off a miracle but conceded that they had to reassess their plans due to the slowish nature of the Lord’s pitch on Friday.”I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a discussion. But I think that was something that we could only assess once we did something right. The first 10 overs were going to be quite crucial. You can’t just walk in there and go ‘I think we’re going to get 400’. Getting 400 is a platform. You need to get a good base, and you need to move,” Mickey Arthur added.”The message we got from Fakhar [Zaman] when he came back in the change room was it was slow. Balls going into the wicket were quite tough. We realised that getting the average score, I think, is 270 over the tournament. I mean, getting 400 was a bit of a pipe dream. And then we realised we just wanted to win and we wanted to win well.”Also Read | Babar Azam breaks a 27-year-old World Cup record for PakistanAlso Read | Shoaib Malik retires from ODI after Pakistan’s World Cup campaign endsAlso 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Pakistan cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow New ZealandFollow Pakistan vs Bangladesh Nextlast_img read more

Saudi teens flight has implications for Saudi women left behind analysis

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s acceptance of a Saudi Arabian teenager seeking asylum is sparking debate within the country about loosening laws restricting women’s freedom, but also a backlash that could initially repress more women, analysts say.The Trudeau government’s decision to accept 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun as a refugee from Saudi Arabia is stoking internal discussion over loosening her home country’s controversial guardianship laws that give men control over women’s lives.But experts say that slow march to reform could also be impeded by conservative families that will curtail their daughters’ freedom even more in light of Alqunun’s high-profile dash to freedom.Alqunun won global attention last week when she fled her family while visiting Kuwait and flew to Bangkok, Thailand.She barricaded herself in an airport hotel and launched a Twitter campaign outlining allegations of abuse against her relatives, accusations her family has denied.She arrived in Toronto on Saturday after Canada agreed to a United Nations request to accept her as a refugee.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Morocco Participates in SIAL Middle East 2016

Abu Dhabi – Morocco takes part in SIAL Middle East 2016, which opened Monday in Abu Dhabi.This three-day event, attended by 950 exhibitors, is expected to attract nearly 22,000 visitors, according to the organizers.The participation of Morocco for the fourth time at this exhibition is part of the guidelines outlined in the Morocco Green Plan, particularly those relating to solidarity-based agriculture. Known by the quality of its agricultural products, Morocco aims, through its participation in this event dedicated to the agrifood industry, to present the diversified and competitive nature of its products and to strengthen the presence of its agricultural offer in the markets of the Middle East.The Moroccan pavilion is spread over an area of 320 m². It houses 25 stands representing almost 110 cooperatives exhibiting nearly 300 products including saffron, Argan oil, Olive oil, prickly pears, honey and dates. read more

Burundi UN presence should be reconfigured to support new activities Annan says

The report says that the UN Office in Burundi will need to have its staffing and resources increased as it supports UN activities, particularly in view of the repatriation to Bujumbura of the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC), which is chaired by Ambassador Berhanu Dinka, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the Great Lakes.The Secretary-General also reaffirms the UN’s determination to do everything possible to help bring about a negotiated settlement of the conflict. “The grave humanitarian consequences of the conflict, its adverse effect on an already troubled region and the ever-present danger of an upsurge in ethnic violence make it necessary for the international community to continue to give priority attention to Burundi,” he says.The progress made on the transitional arrangements highlight the urgent need to cease hostilities to allow the full implementation of the Arusha peace agreement, Mr. Annan adds, reiterating his call for the armed groups to negotiate a stop to the fighting and to join the peace process.On the development side, the Secretary-General reports that a number of initiatives are being put in place to support the transitional institutions as part of the “good governance” programme and invites countries to follow through on their pledges made last December in Paris at a donors’ conference.The Secretary-General also pays tribute to the late former President of Tanzania, Julius Nyerere, and former South African President Nelson Mandela for their role as facilitators of the peace process. read more

2ndhalf explosion by Kelsey Mitchell lifts Ohio State womens basketball over Northwestern

OSU sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) goes up for a shot during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorTension was in the air at the Schottenstein Center as the No. 7 Ohio State (16-4, 8-1) women’s basketball team was in search of revenge on Northwestern (13-8, 2-7) after falling to the Wildcats two weeks prior to Thursday night’s contest.The visiting Wildcats came into Columbus attempting to pull off a regular-season sweep on the Buckeyes. The last time Northwestern was able to complete this feat was in 2011. But OSU kept it that way, forcing the series with the Wildcats to 1-1 after coming out on top 76-73.Both teams came into the game ready to battle, applying excessive pressure, forcing turnovers and pushing the ball up the floor in pursuit of easy buckets.The cylinder was not allowing the rock to connect with the nylon in the first quarter for the Buckeyes, as they struggled from the field. Northwestern gave OSU no choice but to make adjustments early so that it wouldn’t let the game slip away.The Wildcats played the first quarter with authority, and were able to stay poised against OSU’s full-court press to get quality shots in the paint.“We handled their pressure well,” Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said after the game. “We were able to get shots, get the ball inside out and attack them a little bit.”Northwestern followed junior forward Nia Coffey’s lead in the first half, as she put in 13 points to give the Wildcats a 34-30 lead at halftime. Coffey was able to make shots off the dribble, knock down a deep ball and make plays around the rim.The high-scoring Buckeyes, who average a stellar 48.5 percent shooting from the field, shot a whopping 31.3 percent heading into the locker room at the half.OSU sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell, who is nationally recognized for her prolific scoring, was quiet in the first two quarters, only scoring one point in the first 20 minutes of action. OSU coach Kevin McGuff wasn’t worried about Mitchell’s struggles, however, because like most tremendous shooters, she just needed to keep shooting.“‘Just keep playing,’” McGuff said to Mitchell during the game. “She’s so good. I knew she would turn it on when we needed it … I told her, ‘go ahead and slow down, but stay aggressive.’“The Buckeyes embarked on a 6-0 run at the beginning of the third quarter, and continued to show spurts that gave Scarlet and Gray spectators hope for the finale.OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Northwestern on Jan. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorAt the end of the third the home crowd erupted after a Mitchell 3-pointer with contact, and then a 4-point play conversion from the charity stripe.The final quarter began with a Northwestern 54-50 lead but was action packed and filled with an overabundance of lead changes.Once the five-minute mark hit, OSU’s urgency level turned up a notch, moving the ball around smoothly on offense and executing the open shots that it was given. Sloppy play by the Wildcats in the final two minutes allowed the Buckeyes to march onto victory, keeping Northwestern’s brooms from coming out.Despite her poor shooting performance in the first half, Mitchell was able to go on a surge in the fourth quarter and finish with 27 points to lead all scorers.“People like (senior guard) Cait (Craft) and coach said keep shooting,” Mitchell said after the game. “You can’t stop shooting then because you will never get in a rhythm.”Craft, who had been struggling with her shot the few games prior to Thursday’s, went a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, finishing with 14 points and exemplifying her senior leadership in a tough game.“We needed this win, just to bounce back,” Craft said. “I don’t think at this time last year we would have won a game like that … it’s just showing how much the group of girls that we have have matured and grown.”The Buckeyes will look to extend their winning streak to five games as they get set to travel to Illinois to face off against the Fighting Illini on Monday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the State Farm Center in Champaign. read more

Grandfather died in go karting accident when his daughterinlaw crashed into the

first_img“I yelled ‘why aren’t they looking ahead?’.”She continued: “I saw a person eject from the kart along with a booster seat. It looked like the kart exploded. My heart sank.”The inquest into the death of Mr Fairweather, of Oulton Broad near Lowestoft, Suffolk, is listed to take five days and continues tomorrow. A grandfather was killed in a go karting accident when his daughter-in-law crashed into the back of him, an inquest heard.Allan Fairweather, 63, was celebrating his brother’s 60th birthday on a family day out but was flung 12 metres from the vehicle following the collision.He suffered a traumatic chest injury at Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles, Suffolk and died at the scene on September 25 2016.An inquest in Ipswich was shown CCTV footage of the lead-up to the incident which happened on the finish straight during the final lap of a six-lap practice race.Mr Fairweather’s son Jason finished in first place and the finish line marshal started to wave the chequered flag, informing drivers they should slow down, the court was told.Drivers continued to cross the line, and Mr Fairweather appeared to slow to a stop just before he reached it when his  daughter-in-law Peggy Fairweather was seen rounding the final bend and overtaking another driver, Adam Rouse, on the finish straight before crashing into the back of Mr Fairweather’s kart. A view of the Ellough Park Raceway go kart track in Becles, Suffolk, where Allan Fairweather died Relative Emily Fairweather, who was watching from the trackside, said she saw two karts turning into the finish straight where Mr Fairweather’s kart was stopped.”I was worried they wouldn’t see the kart stationary,” she said. “They were alongside each other.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A view of the Ellough Park Raceway go kart track in Becles, Suffolk, where Allan Fairweather diedCredit:East Anglia News Servicelast_img read more

New Species of SmileyFaced Spiders Named After Obamas David Bowie

first_imgStay on target Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend What do David Attenborough, Barack and Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and David Bowie have in common?They are the namesakes of 15 new species of “smiley-faced” spiders.Primarily found basking in the Caribbean sun, the arachnids were discovered by a University of Vermont scientist (and four of his students).“This was an undergraduate research project,” spider expert Ingi Agnarsson, a professor of biology at UVM, said in a statement.Named for the smiley face pattern on their abdomens, the Spintharus spider has long been thought to have one widespread species—from northern North America down to northern Brazil.But when a research team from the Caribbean Biogeography Project (CarBio)—spearheaded by Agnarsson of UVM’s Biology Department and Greta Binford at Lewis & Clark College—looked closer, they found more than 15 regional breeds.“And if we keep looking, we’re sure there are more,” Agnarsson said.Say hello to Spintharus davidbowiei (via Agnarsson Lab students)On top of the glory of their discovery, participating students got to christen the insects—some named after beloved family members, others for revered politicians, actors, and musicians.“We all named the Bernie Sanders spider,” according to Lily Sargeant, a project contributor who graduated from UVM last year. “We all have tremendous respect for Bernie,” a senator from Vermont. “He presents a feeling of hope.“Our time on this earth is limited,” she said. “But I think that ideas are not that way. It is my hope that through naming that spider after Bernie we can remember the ideas that he has at this pivotal point in the life of our nation.”Not everyone took such a diplomatic route: Student Chloe Van Patten harked back to her high school “obsession”—Leonardo DiCaprio.“I’m over my crush, but now that he’s involved in environmental issues, I love him even more,” the recent graduate said. “So I named a spider after him hoping that if he read our study, he might go out to dinner with me and talk about climate change.”Meet Spintharus berniesandersi (via Agnarsson Lab students)Agnarsson approves of his pupils’ process, explaining that the team “wanted to honor people who stood up for both human rights and warned about climate change—leaders and artists who promoted sensible approaches for a better world.”A better world in which the Spintharus genus thrives for decades to come.Unfortunately, conservation concerns may damped those dreams; recent studies suggest these spiders have not been interbreeding (exchanging genes) for millions of years.“Thoughts about conservation change dramatically when you go from having a common, widespread species to an endemic on, say, Jamaica, that has very specific conservation needs,” Agnarsson said.Good taxonomy, according to the team, can help protect and preserve Spintharus davidattenboroughi, S. barackobamai, S. michelleobamaae, S. berniesandersi, S. davidbowiei, and S. leonardodicaprioi for future generations.The complete study was published this week in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Neymar reacts to Barcelona return speculation

first_imgParis Saint-Germain star player Neymar says he is angry with the false news that speculates he is keen to return to Barcelona.Neymar has been a subject of discussion this January following a report he had been making frantic calls to return to his former club, Barcelona.The Brazil international, who was absent from PSG’s squad for Saturday’s 3-0 Ligue 1 away win over Amiens, has now come out to say there’s no truth in the report making the rounds, describing the news as “lies.”Spanish outlet El Mundo reported on Thursday that the 26-year-old is desperate for a return to Camp Nou, less than two years after departing for the Parisians in a record £198m transfer.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach. The player has now reacted to the rumours by saying via Sports Mole: “I’m looking at fake calls and fake news, when I’m angry with lies, when false friends come to talk to me and I put on the face that I do not know anything.”last_img read more

TCI Vector Control Unit Warns Recent Rainfall Could Lead to Increase in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Due to the recent and continuous rainfall throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands the Environmental Health Department and Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services hereby advise residents, home owners, apartment owners and businesses to have all debris removed from their premises and disposed at the public landfill/solid waste disposal sites on your respective island.   With the removal of the debris from your premises it will reduce mosquito breeding and prevention of mosquito borne and other vector borne diseases such as Zika virus, Chikungunya and Dengue fever.As Environmental Health Department – Vector Control Unit continues to monitor and treat mosquito breeding sites, home owners, apartment owners and business owners are advised to treat standing water on your premises by using cooking oil or any other environmental friendly oils to prevent mosquito breeding.In addition to taking such preventative measures, all residents are encouraged to continue to discourage the growth and reproduction of mosquitoes by taking the following precautions:Check around buildings for anything that could hold water;Inspect your home and yard weekly;Turn containers over or cover them;Get rid of or cover old tires;Properly dispose of all garbage/refuse;Cover boats, children’s pools, etc;Clean rain gutters and make sure they are flowing properly;Check screens for holes;Tightly cover water drums and rain barrels;For further information please contact the Environmental Health Department on your respective island.Press Release: Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Itsu rolls out employee wellbeing and recognition programme

first_imgAsian restaurant organisation Itsu is rolling out a new employee wellbeing and recognition programme to 70 of its restaurants to help improve staff communication and support the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of its 1,300 employees.Itsu began the roll out of the new programme, provided by LifeWorks, in September 2017 following a successful two-week trial that took place in May 2017. The trial involved 350 staff across various Itsu stores and its academy.The programme enables employees to gain 24/7 access to support measures relating to personal, emotional, physical, professional and financial wellbeing, both by phone and online. This includes counselling services, clinical support, and coaching.In addition, the programme includes a recognition platform that helps to encourage instant communication between staff members. The platform allows employees to share news and stories, set up meeting points, ask for help, organise social activities, and create mini communities.Staff can also award peer-to-peer recognition via the platform to give colleagues a virtual ‘pat on the back’. During the pilot period in May, more than 1,500 peer-to-peer recognition notifications were delivered between employees as part of the programme.Itsu is looking at featuring preventative initiatives within the programme too, which will be created and added on an ongoing basis. This will include challenges and participation incentives, as well as unique prevention-related content that will be based on employees’ interests.Employees will also have access to discounts and cashback at more than 9,000 retailers, restaurants and leisure venues.Itsu communicated the new programme to staff using a photo booth experience, as well as arranging demonstrations of the services and providing assistance to help employees sign up. The roll out communications include emails, a poster campaign, a promotional video, store ambassadors to promote the programme and encourage staff to sign up, as well as including the scheme in ‘How to’ guides in stores.Annabel Nash (pictured), head of central HR at Itsu, said: “At Itsu, we put people at the heart of what we do and best in class communication is key to a healthy ongoing relationship with our teams. LifeWorks is a great fit for us; we have a largely millennial workforce, so having the ability to communicate with each and every person in a way they will connect with is fundamental.“People at the heart of what we do is fundamental to the success of Itsu. We are always looking for ways to engage and develop staff, and have a strong training platform already.”last_img read more

In Other News Plan for Ferry to Serve MacDill AFB Moves Ahead

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Plans to introduce high-speed passenger ferry service to MacDill AFB are moving forward, although the project doesn’t yet have the green light. At this time, project advocates still are trying to secure funding and working with city and county partners to obtain needed approvals for design and construction, reported WFLA. The service would connect a yet-to-be-determined point in South Hillsborough County across Tampa Bay to the base, relieving traffic congestion on clogged highways as well as lessening bottlenecks at the base’s front gates. “We look at this as a potential solution for congestion issues for our service members moving into and out of MacDill,” said Steven Bernstein, chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. … By Thursday afternoon, a majority of voice services had been restored at Fort Drum, N.Y., after the post’s entire phone system suffered a catastrophic breakdown Monday. Crews installed a new voice over internet protocol — or VOIP — system to replace the 15,000 phone lines that went out of service, reported the Watertown Daily Times. The Army is moving toward replacing aging landline systems with VOIP, so it didn’t make sense to fix the existing system, according to a spokeswoman. “This wasn’t planned,” she said.last_img read more

Fairbanks attorney found in contempt of court

first_imgA Fairbanks attorney has been held in contempt of court for comments he made to Superior Court Judge Douglas Blankenship during a June 10 hearing.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Jason Gazewood was accused of “contemptuous conduct” when he questioned Blankenship’s ruling in a case involving his client.In court Tuesday, Blankenship played a recording of the June hearing in which Gazewood can be heard telling Blankenship that he doesn’t “know the law.”Gazewood apologized to Blankenship but stated that he didn’t think his actions warranted a contempt order.Blankenship also fined Gazewood $200, and suggested he give the money to charity.Gazewood’s attorney and law firm partner Jason Weiner questioned whether Blankenship should even be hearing the case due to him being the aggrieved party.last_img read more