first_imgHistory was made at the Siri Fort complex on Tuesday as Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to enter the final of the Commonwealth Games badminton event when she defeated Susan Egelstaff of Scotland 21- 10, 21- 17. Saina in actionJwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa also moved into the final with a 12- 21, 21- 13, 21- 11 win over Kate Wilson Smith and He Ting Tiang of Australia.Saina stepped into the court with a lot of expectations on her. Despite her match being the last of the day, there was no dearth of ‘ Come on India and Come on Saina’ chants.When the Hyderabadi lost the first points because of unforced errors, the crowd fell silent. But then it proved to be a false alarm as Saina settled down and scored winner after winner.She grabbed the opener 21- 10 in 12 minutes.The story was different in the second game with Susan matching Saina stroke for stroke. To add to her woes, the Hyderabadi made a lot of uncharacteristic mistakes at the net.The partisan crowd had a small fright when Susan took a 17- 16 lead. But once again, Saina steadied her game and reeled off five points to enter the final.Saina will meet Malaysian second seed Wong Mew Chew in the final.” It is great to be in the final of the Commonwealth Games. After my disappointment at the Beijing Olympics ( where she lost in the quarter- finals), this final of the CWG gives me a lot of pleasure and pride.” About Thursday’s final, Saina said that she would play her natural game. ” I think it is going to be a 5- 50 affair. She ( Wong) is a very tough player. I hope to be at my best against her,” she said.advertisementIndian coach Pullela Gopi Chand said that Saina was nearing her best. A valiant Periapalli Kashyap bowed out to second seed Rajiv Ouseph 21- 19, 12- 21, 18- 21 in a 64 minute marathon.He will now meet Chetan in the bronze medal play off on Wednesday. Kashyap was clearly the better player but it was Rajiv’s greater experience which saw him through.In the first game, it was Kashyap who dominated courtesy his leaping smashes and tight net game. He went on to win it 21- 19, raising visions of an Indian in the final. But Rajiv changed his tactics in the second game.Realising that he could not give Kashyap much room at the net, he pushed the shuttle back. In the process, he took the vital net advantage away from Kashyap. The Englishman led throughout as he pocketed it 21- 12.In the decider, Kashyap led for the most part before Rajiv caught up with him at 16 all before a disputed line call went against the Indian and Rajiv prevailed 21- 18.” It was his experience that saw him through,” said Kashyap. In the first semi- final, world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei proved too good for Chetan Anand.Chetan, a bronze medal winner in the last edition of the Games at Kuala Lumpur, found himself at the receiving end of a barrage of smashes and cross court drops from the Malaysian.In both the games, Lee virtually toyed with Chetan and won in 20 minutes.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai, Oct 2 (PTI) Singapore has topped the list of destinations for expats as they feel the island nation offers better career opportunities and quality of life, says a report.According to HSBCs report from the Expat Explorer series, expatriates enjoy some of the worlds best financial rewards and career opportunities in Singapore, while benefiting from an excellent quality of life and a safe, family-friendly environment.It has topped the overall Expat Explorer country league table for the second year running, as almost two-thirds of expats said they earn more and have a better quality of life.The survey covered 26,871 expatriates from 190 countries, including India, through an online questionnaire in March and April 2016.While London and New York have featured as the places to boost job prospects, Sydney has attracted more than half of expats to its wealth of parks, beaches and sports.For culture, expats prefer Paris and Toronto for security as it is a safer place to live.”Expats consistently tell us that moving abroad has helped them achieve their ambitions and long-term financial goals, from getting access to better education for their children to buying property or saving more for retirement.”Most expats also find that their quality of life has improved since making the move and that they are integrating well with the local people and culture,” HSBC India Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management S Ramakrishnan said.Millennials are drawn to expat life to find more purpose in their careers, the survey said, adding nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of expats aged 18-34 moved abroad to find more purpose in their career.advertisementIt revealed that, millennials are finding the purpose they seek, with almost half (49 per cent) saying they are more fulfilled at work than they were in their home country.Expat life accelerates progress towards financial goals towards their long-term financial goals, it said. PTI SM RSY ADI MKJ JM JMFlast_img read more

first_imgMithali Raj’s India created history after beating Sri Lanka by 16 runs in their group stage match of the Women’s World Cup at the County Cricket ground in Derby on Wednesday.With this win, India have extended their unbeaten streak to four games in the World Cup. Not only that, this is also the first time the Indian women have managed to win four matches in a row in a single women’s World Cup tournament.India beat England in the opener by 35 runs and then hammered the West Indies by seven wickets. Mithali’s women then swept aside arch-rivals Pakistan by 95 runs before making it four in four against Sri Lanka, whom they beat by 16 runs on Wednesday.India also extended their dominance against the Lankans with the win in Derby. They have now beaten Sri Lanka 24 times from 25 games. This is the best head-to-head record by a team in women’s ODI cricket. The next best head-to-head record is held by England over Ireland. The Three Lions have beaten the Irish 16 times from 17 games. They’re followed by South Africa over Ireland (15-1), England over Sri Lanka (12-1) and Australia over West Indies (9-1)Batting first, fifties from Mithali Raj and Deepti Sharma helped India scored 232/8 from their 50 overs.After a poor start by the top order batswomen, Deepti and Mithali forged a 118-run third-wicket partnership in 26 overs to stabilise the Indian innings.But just when things seemed good at the middle, Deepti was sent packing in the 37th over by pacer Ama Kanchana. Deepti slammed 10 boundaries in her 110-ball knock.advertisementNew batswoman Jhulan Goswami (9) was dismissed in the 40th over and in the same over Milthali was adjudged leg before wicket off Slow left-arm orthodox Inoka Ranaweera.Middle-order batswomen Harmanpreet Kaur (20) and Veda Krishnamurthy (29) added 50 runs for the sixth wicket before both players were dismissed by pacer S. Weerakkody in the same over.Lower-order batswomen Sushma Verma (11) and Mansi Joshi (2) struggled in the slog overs, and as a result Sri Lanka managed to keep India below the 250-run mark.For Sri Lanka, Weerakkody scalped three wickets while Ranaweera took two wickets.Chasing 233, Sri Lanka never looked in the contention as they lost their wickets at regular intervals. Middle-order players — Chamari Atapattu (25), Dilani Manodara (37) and Shashikala Siriwardene (61) — however, displayed some good batting, but Indian bowlers soon overpowered them.Besides these, however, no other Sri Lankan batswomen stepped up to the occasion and losing wickets at the regular intervals, Sri Lanka went down to India.For India, Poonam Yadav and Jhulan Goswami took two wickets each.India, who are second on the table, will next play South Africa on July 8.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

first_imgThere is a connection between politics and soccer that is almost entirely unique within sport as a whole.Many of the world’s top clubs have been founded on political principles that, to this very day, remain a core piece of their identity.Real Madrid, for example, represents Spanish royalty while Barcelona represents Catalonian pride. Clubs like Boca Juniors and Napoli have long been associated with the working classes while the bitter rivalry between Rangers and Celtic has been based on sectarian lines. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? In the U.S., the politicisation of sport has long been unpopular. Sports are traditionally seen as an escape from the world around us, a break from the debates and discussions that come with everyday life. This is why athletes are often hit with the common refrain by administrators and fans of “stick to sports”.But that world, one where sports and politics are entirely separate, has increasingly become seen as a fantasy in recent years.That is despite the fact that politics has often mixed with U.S sport. Baseball played a key role in the civil rights movement, with Jackie Robinson becoming a hero after breaking the color barrier. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, himself a key member of the civil rights fight, famously refused the draft for the Vietnam War by proclaiming that “No Viet Cong ever called me n***er”.The NFL has been embroiled in controversy following Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the American national anthem in protest at the nation’s treatment of black people. NBA players have also frequently been among the most outspoken and politically conscious in U.S Sport.Major League Soccer now needs to adapt to this world, too, as it has become increasingly clear that the league’s players and fans are unwilling to leave politics at home.Following the recent mass shootings in both El Paso and Dayton, Philadelphia Union star Alejandro Bedoya made headlines by making a plea to Congress after scoring against D.C. United.“Congress, do something now. End gun violence. Let’s go!” the midfielder shouted into the field mic over the weekend.The plea followed a series of tweets where Bedoya spoke out in favour of gun reform. The issue was a personal one for Bedoya. He had grown up in Weston, FL, and had previously worn a shirt honoring the 17 students that were killed in a 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which is just 15 minutes from his hometown.Our captain @AleBedoya17 making a statement. Our hearts go out to everyone affected. — Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) August 5, 2019 “Yes, we’re blessed with our athletic ability maybe, but before we’re athletes we’re human beings,” Bedoya told Sports Illustrated . “We feel this stuff. We’re not robots. We’re affected by things, whether directly or indirectly. So it’s only normal at times that people get emotional and need to say something. You know me. I’ve been vocal in the past. I’ll never be the kind of guy that just sticks to sports.”Now, asking to end gun violence is not exactly a politically-charged statement, as left, right and center can all agree that mass murder is nothing short of tragic. But Bedoya’s impassioned speech and the discussions that followed are just further proof that politics and sports go hand-in-hand, something MLS will need to accept rather than police.The league has found itself in a number of controversies in recent years as supporter groups have become more and more vocal with their political viewpoints. The Seattle Sounders have recently experienced tension with a number of supporter groups after issuing a warning to fans who flew an anti-fascist flag in a recent match against the Portland Timbers.The MLS Fan Code of Conduct forbids the use of any “(including on any sign or other visible representation) political, threatening, abusive, insulting, offensive language and/or gestures, which includes racist, homophobic, xenophobic, sexist or otherwise inappropriate language or behavior”.”The rights we stand for are not political, they are human rights,” read a statement from the Emerald City Supporters , one of the Sounders’ main supporters groups. “No one should be oppressed or persecuted because of who they are. As with all things in life no one should feel they can’t attend a soccer match and support the club they love. Just like the Iron Front symbol, the Emerald City Supporters stand for the oppressed and the persecuted.”The Sounders are far from the only club to have seen politics become a big talking point. In 2015, Toronto FC was at the center of controversy for  banning a “Refugees Welcome” banner,  although the  club has also welcomed Syrian refugees with match tickets and training sessions . New York City FC has had a number of incidents involving far-right groups , opening a debate centering around what responsibilities a club has to both individuals and groups of fans.Megan Rapinoe, Donald Trump splitAnd it’s certainly not just MLS. Megan Rapinoe became a national and international icon following a war of words with President Donald Trump.Rapinone and the rest of the U.S. Women’s National Team campaigned for gender equality and equal pay all through their World Cup-winning run. It was a tournament in France that was dominated by politics, social commentary and, ultimately, controversy and criticism.”We basically have created a policy that takes any decision-making off the table,” Commissioner Don Garber told ESPN in a recent interview. “Our stadiums are not environments where our fans should be expressing political views because you then are automatically opening yourself up to allowing counterviews. Then we’re getting into a situation which is unmanageable and really not why the vast, vast majority of fans go to games. “But as much as the league would love for politics and sports to be separate, this is simply impossible.Bedoya will not be the last player to use his platform to speak his mind, and incidents like those with the Sounders won’t be the last where fans take their opportunity to express theirs.The game is changing and, in a modern world where political tensions sit at the forefront of everyday life, separating the two is a futile task.last_img read more

first_img pregnant women, and women up to four weeks postpartum and their partner women who have just given birth, and their partner children aged six months to younger than five children 19 or younger with chronic medical conditions for which they receive regular medical attention, including morbid obesity people living on First Nations communities health-care workers in district health authorities, long-term care facilities and home-care agencies who provide direct care to patients. This includes family physicians, family practice nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. people younger than 65 with chronic medical conditions people living with, or providing care in the home for, infants less than six months of age, people living with those at high-risk who cannot be immunized (for example, those with anaphylaxis or severe egg allergies), and those who are immunocompromised and may not respond to vaccine people who work in residential-care facilities, community-based option and small-option homes, group homes and developmental residences. Dr. Robert Strang, chief public health officer, announced how Nova Scotia will implement new guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada about second doses of H1N1 vaccine for children today, Nov. 16. Dr. Strang also announced additional groups for whom unadjuvanted vaccine will be used. Healthy children age three to nine will need only one dose of vaccine. The following children will require a second dose a minimum of 21 days after the first dose: Children age three to nine, with a chronic medical condition but who are not immunocompromised, will need a second dose of vaccine. However it is safe for them to receive it after other at-risk groups. “Although some children age three to nine will require two doses 21 days apart, there is no harm for those who are not immunocompromised to wait longer than 21 days,” said Dr. Strang. “Given that we are experiencing a national vaccine shortage we want to ensure those who are most at risk, receive the vaccine first.” The province will announce when they will be eligible for their second dose in the coming weeks. The province has also received federal licensing to provide the 23,500 doses of its unadjuvanted vaccine. The unadjuvanted vaccine is available for pregnant women. It can now be used for those with chronic conditions between the ages of 10 and 64 years who are not immunocompromised. “The unadjuvanted vaccine will be available in physician’s offices for pregnant women and those between 10 and 64 who are not immunocompromised,” said Dr. Strang. “This is good news because it means we now have more vaccine for the at-risk groups.” The province will also offer vaccine to additional groups, based on risk, as soon as supply allows. People in the following groups are still eligible to be immunized:center_img all children between six months and less than three years of age children age three to nine years who are immunocompromised.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — Bangladesh has won a round in its court battle with Canada about a man accused of taking part in a 1975 coup that resulted in the death of the south Asian country’s president.In a ruling released today, the Federal Court of Canada has ordered Ottawa to revisit its decision not to disclose information to Bangladesh about Nur Chowdhury’s immigration status in Canada.Chowdhury and his wife, citizens of Bangladesh, came to Canada as visitors in 1996 and soon applied for refugee protection.Chowdhury, meanwhile, was convicted in Bangladesh in absentia in 1998 for taking part in the coup that involved the assassination of then-president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family.In 2006, Chowdhury was found to be inadmissible to Canada due to serious criminality, but he has not been deported.Last year, the immigration minister refused to invoke an exception in the federal privacy law that would have allowed him to divulge information to Bangladesh about Chowdhury’s status in Canada.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 18, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Approximately 2,000 Canadian Army soldiers from Regular and Reserve units across Ontario will be training in Niagara — some of them at Brock University — from Aug. 16-24, as part of Exercise Stalwart Guardian 14.Military vehicles, buses and personnel will be conducting a variety of activities as they practise and test their skills. At Brock, this will happen just south of Lot V.Caution should be used when passing military vehicles parked on road shoulders, as there may be soldiers on foot in the vicinity. When military personnel are involved in a tactical training activity, it is requested that members of the public not obstruct their activities or move in close proximity where soldiers may be focused on their training task.Members of the public will see soldiers carrying weapons. During the exercise, only blank ammunition will be used. read more

MONTREAL — A new front has opened up in the proxy battle for DavidsTea after the company’s founder launched a website as part of his effort to gain control of the embattled beverage retailer.Rainy Day Investments Ltd., the holding company of co-founder Herschel Segal, launched a website site called to summarize its turnaround plan.The firm had previously eyed taking DavidsTea private, but said in March that it won’t proceed with plans for a privatization transaction and had no plans to sell its shares.The investment firm, which owns about 46 per cent of the Montreal-based company’s outstanding shares, has proposed a slate of seven nominees to the board.The battle will be decided at DavidsTea’s annual meeting June 14.A spokeswoman for DavidsTea said Thursday it is reviewing the website to ensure it doesn’t “violate copyright or misappropriate DavidsTea’s brand identity.”“The dissident’s actions underscore our concern that Mr. Segal believes he controls this company and intends to take control of the board without paying shareholders a premium for that,” she said in a statement.Segal said in a news release that the current board, from which he resigned in March, is wasting time, resources and shareholder money exploring strategic alternatives to sell all or part of the company.“Urgent action is needed now to put DavidsTea back on the path to growth and long-term success for the benefit of all shareholders,” he said.DavidsTea has been publicly traded since June 2015, when it listed on the Nasdaq stock market as part of an expansion plan. It has 240 tea shops across Canada and the United States.The company announced in December 2017 that its board was considering strategic alternatives such as a potential financing, refinancing or restructuring after posting poor results, especially in the United States. read more

Vietnamese tycoon, former football boss sentenced to 30 years in prison for financial crimes HANOI, Vietnam – A Vietnamese court has sentenced one of the country’s richest men to 30 years in prison after convicting him of financial crimes.Nguyen Duc Kien, a flamboyant businessman who also headed the Hanoi ACB football club, was arrested in 2012 as part of what was seen as the fall out of a power struggle among Communist Party leaders.A Hanoi court sentenced Kien on Monday after finding him guilty of millions of dollars of fraud at investment companies he ran.Kien was the director of Asia Commercial Bank, one of the Vietnam’s largest. His arrest triggered a run on the bank’s deposits and highlighted concern about the weak state of Vietnam’s banking sector. by The Associated Press Posted Jun 9, 2014 3:57 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

WASHINGTON – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a third straight week yet remained near three-year lows as the home buying season progresses.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 3.66 per cent from 3.64 per cent last week. That is well below its level a year ago of 3.87 per cent.The average rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 2.92 per cent from 2.89 per cent.U.S. government bond prices have declined, raising long-term bond yields, in the past few weeks since the Federal Reserve indicated that an interest-rate increase is likely this month if the economy keeps improving.Long-term bond yields tend to influence mortgage rates.Bond prices began rising, and yields declined, this week, however. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note dipped to 1.84 per cent Wednesday from 1.87 per cent a week earlier. It fell to 1.82 per cent Thursday morning.To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country at the beginning of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 per cent of the loan amount.The average fee for a 30-year mortgage was unchanged from last week at 0.5 point. The fee for a 15-year loan also was steady at 0.5 point.Rates on adjustable five-year mortgages averaged 2.88 per cent this week, up from 2.87 per cent last week. The fee remained at 0.5 per cent. This Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo shows a home with a sale pending in Carlsbad, Calif. On Thursday, June 2, 2016, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) by The Associated Press Posted Jun 2, 2016 8:30 am MDT Last Updated Jun 2, 2016 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Average 30-year US mortgage rate rises to 3.66 per cent read more

After the High-Level Committee for the Elimination of Cholera in Haiti met for the first time in Port-au-Prince yesterday to discuss efforts against the disease, from operational strategies to sensitization campaigns, Prime Minister Lamothe said that the Government’s activities and those of the UN and other partners to combat cholera are bearing fruit. According to the latest figures from April, concerted Haitian and international efforts have succeeded in significantly reducing the toll of the epidemic. The number of cases has been reduced by 75 per cent in the first trimester of 2014 compared to the same period last year, and fatality rates are below the 1per cent target set by the UN World Health Organization (WHO). In spite of that progress, the Prime Minister said cholera continued to be an emergency that required the development of all possible strategies to eliminate the disease in Haiti.The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, Sandra Honoré, emphasized the determination of the UN to continue to support the Haitian Government’s efforts to improve public health and access for the population to drinking water and sanitation. Ms. Honoré referred to the upcoming launch of the total sanitation campaign which will allow schools and health centres in targeted communities to have adequate water and sanitation infrastructures.The Committee members welcomed reciprocal commitments for the intensification of efforts in the fight to eliminate cholera in Haiti.For the Government, Committee members led by Prime Minister Lamothe included the Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume; the Minister of Finance and Economy, Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie, as well as the Minister for Human Rights and the Fight against Extreme Poverty, Rose Anne Auguste. And for the United Nations, Sandra Honoré led the delegation that comprised of the Senior Coordinator for the Cholera Response in Haiti, Assistant Secretary-General Pedro Medrano, and representatives of UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization.The Government of Haiti’s 10-year National Plan for the elimination of cholera requires $2.2 billion through large-scale development of public health and sanitation infrastructure. To support the most urgent activities outlined in the Government’s plan, the UN is appealing for some $70 million for the next two years to continue the short-term strategy of containing transmission of cholera, of which $34 million has been mobilized so far. The UN Secretary-General’s Senior Coordinator for the Cholera Response in Haiti, Pedro Medrano, continues to contact donors to obtain the resources needed to eradicate cholera in the country through universal water, sanitation and hygiene coverage. read more

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,A record month in January is certainly a great start to 2017, and it is encouraging to see last year’s success in the domestic market continue. Double-digit growth in global demand for British-built engines is also welcome, highlighting the importance of international trade for this sector – and, critically, the need to maintain international competitiveness.January records began in 2010, the next highest volume for January was 231,525 in 2012.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Strong start for British engine production in 2017, with output rising 12.0% to 235,076 units – the best January on record. 1UK demand continues to rise, with production for domestic market growing 6.0%.Double-digit growth for exports as global demand increases 16.5%. read more

OSU sophomore attacker Colin Chell (22) prepares to shoot during a scrimmage against The Hill Academy on Jan. 30. Credit: Kylie Bryant | | For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is gearing up to host the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the Buckeyes’ first game in Ohio Stadium of the 2016 season on Friday.OSU (2-1) is coming off its first loss of the season last week against Massachusetts. The team looked disorganized in the second half, which led to a 16-9 defeat at the hands of the Minutemen.“I think guys are really taking it on themselves as more a personal thing and something that we need to fix within ourselves,” redshirt junior midfielder and co-captain Tyler Pfister said. “We’re definitely learning from it but not dwelling on it.”OSU coach Nick Myers said the team is evaluating last week’s performance, but he does not want his guys to get hung up on it.“There’s been some reflection off of what we thought was a really disappointing loss,” Myers said. “We’re trying to put that behind us now and focus on us and prepare for a very good team that’s coming into Columbus on Friday night.”UMBC is arriving in Columbus on the heels of a loss to Richmond in its first game of the season by a score of 7-5. The team had a disappointing campaign last year, going 5-8. Still, Myers said he fully expects the program to have a bounceback year.“I just think, top to bottom, it’s a team that’s very disciplined,” he said. “We’re going to have to really work hard as a collective group to have success on Friday night.”UMBC is led by its pair of senior captains: attacker Nate Lewnes and defender Zach Esser.Esser guides a defense that allowed seven goals in the team’s first game. Last year, he became the first defender in the history of UMBC to earn back-to-back America East first-team honors.One of the focuses heading into Friday’s game for the Buckeyes will be stopping the Retrievers’ pair of experienced attackers: Lewnes and junior Max Maxwell.Lewnes saw his 18-game goal-scoring streak, which was sixth in the country at the time, end in the team’s loss to Richmond. A co-captain, Lewnes is the leader of the offense and has been a model of consistency over his first three years at UMBC.Maxwell, who scored a goal last week against Richmond, earned all-rookie team honors as a freshman.OSU senior midfielder and co-captain Kacy Kapinos stressed the importance of the defense playing together in order to stop the UMBC attack.“We have a great, close (defensive) unit in Robby Haus, Chris Mahoney and Erik Evans. It’s just playing team defense,” Kapinos said. “It’s not two guys shutting them down –— it’s everybody talking, communicating (and) making sure we’re all on the same page.” The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday at the ‘Shoe.Man-up opportunityOne thing the Buckeyes will look to improve on this week is the man-up. The man-up, or extra-man opportunity, is akin to the power play in hockey. In these situations, the offense has a one-man advantage because a penalty on the other team forces a player to stay off the field for a duration of time.OSU sophomore defender Erik Evans (43) controls the ball during a scrimmage against The Hill Academy on Jan. 30. Credit: Kylie Bryant | | For The LanternOSU has struggled in capitalizing on these opportunities so far this year. The team went 0-4 in man-up opportunities last week against UMass, including failing to score on one occasion when the Minutemen were two players down after a succession of penalties.“We have to give it to UMass,” Kapinos said. “They did a good job in man-down and picked off a couple of our passes.”The Buckeyes have struggled in this area the whole season, only capitalizing on two of their 12 man-up opportunities, which ranks them tied for 47th nationally. “We’re trying to find the right pieces and the right fit, but that’s a fine line,” Myers said of the man-up unit. “We’re going to keep chipping away at it. I’ve got a lot of confidence in that group.”National showcaseFriday’s game against UMBC will be OSU’s first time this year playing in front of a nationally televised audience, as the game is scheduled to be aired on ESPNU.“Playing in the ‘Shoe too is something that guys are really looking forward to, and I think is going to be a motivator for us going into it,” Pfister said.Myers said he knows his team is excited to play in front of viewers across the country, but he wants the team to stay focused on the task at hand.“I think the opportunity, anytime you’re on national TV, to not only play well but to just showcase what Buckeye lacrosse is all about is a responsibility,” Myers said. “But at the end of the day, it’s the next game on our schedule.”What’s nextAfter Friday’s game against UMBC, the Buckeyes are set to host the Midwest Lacrosse Classic. OSU is scheduled play Marquette on March 4 and Bellarmine on March 6. The games are slated for 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, at the ‘Shoe. read more

“Some parents were competitive, as you might expect, but none were aggressive or threatening towards staff that I could see.”In her letter, Mrs Duggan wrote: “It is with regret that I find myself writing this letter.”Unfortunately, over the last number of years, the behaviour of adults attending sports days has worsened.”Staff have found themselves in the firing line of angry parents who can be threatening and intimidating. They have also been sworn at. 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. “This is bad enough but what is worse is that it takes place in front of children.”As you know the safety, happiness and well-being of our pupils, your children, is paramount and so with that in mind I have made the difficult decision that future sports days will not be open to parents.”It is very sad but I feel strongly that my staff and pupils do not come to school to be exposed to the bad behaviour of a small minority of adults.” A primary school has banned all parents from its sports day after teachers complained of “threatening” behaviour. In a letter sent to parents, the head teacher at Pentrebane School in Cardiff said angry parents could be threatening and intimidating and teachers often found themselves “in the firing line”.The letter, which was seen by BBC Wales, was sent a day after the school’s annual sporting get-together, with head teacher Sheena Duggan saying the behaviour had “worsened” over the last few years.Ms Duggan alleged that some staff had been sworn at in front of children.A father who attended the sports day, and asked not to be named, told the BBC: “I’ve honestly no idea what happened to spark this off.”It was a really nice day, all the children were involved, everyone was cheered on and got a round of applause. read more

The German DKB Bundesliga team HC Erlangen fired Swedish coach Robert Andersson after bad start of the season. Only five points from seven matches at the beginning of the season weren’t good enough according ambitions of the Management, so the Swedish coach had to leave, even he had a quite good result in previous year, when newcomers from Erlangen ended at 9th position. Andersson was on helm since March 2015.HC Erlangen has today released the head coach Robert Andersson. The Bundesliga club had not seen the expected sporting development during the last months. From now on, the former Erlanger national league player and junior national team player Tobias Wannenmacher is temporary coach. Wannenmacher was highly successful in the last two seasons as playing coach of the Erlanger U 23 and rose last season with his team confidently into the 3. Bundesliga. There the very young team currently occupies a top position again – write in official statement.Only two weeks ago, another Swedish coach, and another Andersson, lost his job at Frisch Auf Goppingen. ← Previous Story Ribera calls Spaniards for the mission “get ready to save the place at the podium” Next Story → Cyril Dumoulin stays in Nantes until 2021: It was simply natural HC Erlangen read more

first_img 10 things in tech you need to know today See how smoggy downtown LA was the day before Trump is expected to demolish California’s attempts to tackle auto emissions 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change China could be the biggest loser from the Saudi Arabia oil attack The possible design of the new iPhone. (Image: ARE LOADS and loads of rumours about what the new iPhone 5S might look like.And here’s another – an iPhone with a curved screen, a fingerprint scanner, and a fingerprint sensor to take the place of the home button.Business Insider reports that Topeka Capital analyst Brian White is adamant that Apple will add fingerprint scanning technology to the next iPhone, as well as the next versions of the iPad.Speaking on a technology tour in Taiwan, he said: “Fingerprint technology will greatly simplify and speed up a customer’s interaction with iOS devices.”He believes fingerprint technology will be the killer feature that makes the iPhone 5S stand out from the iPhone.We’ll just have to wait and see, but for now, here’s what it might look like:(Image: Additional reporting Business InsiderRead: Ireland is Apple’s ‘Holy Grail of tax avoidance’>More: France wants to tax iPads and iPhones to fund the arts>last_img read more

first_imgWhistleblowers: The Garda watchdog is getting four new investigators to deal with its mounting caseload GSOC has the role of investigating protected disclosures made by members of An Garda Síochána. Short URL Jun 22nd 2017, 4:20 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article FIVE NEW MEMBERS of staff are being hired to assist the Garda Ombudsman in investigating the large number of whistleblower claims.GSOC announced that it has been informed by the Department of Justice and Equality that posts for four investigators and one support staff member had been approved.The Protected Disclosures Act (2014) brought into effect a number of safeguards for people who wished to make protected disclosures around actions they felt were bad or illegal in their work lives.GSOC has a role in investigating protected disclosures made by members of An Garda Síochána. It said that 24 disclosures under the act have been made since 2014.Prior to 2014, there had been procedures in place in relation to whistleblowers in An Garda Síochána via the Confidential Recipient system.However the 2014 Act promised to improve the structure and increase protections for gardaí and civilians in the force.Garda whistleblower controversies have been highlighted several times in the media over the past number of years.Recently, the Disclosures Tribunal was launched to investigate allegations of a concerted smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.McCabe first raised issues around the logging and quashing of penalty points in 2008. Senior gardaí have given information around the alleged smear campaign against him under the Protected Disclosures Act.GSOC said that since the 2014 Act it had been given no extra staff to deal with the increase in workload. It welcomed the approval of the five new members.“In the almost three years since the legislation was passed GSOC has not received any additional personnel or accompanying resources to carry out the necessary investigations,” the Ombudsman said. Thursday 22 Jun 2017, 4:20 PM 6,690 Views center_img By Cormac Fitzgerald Share8 Tweet Email2 6 Comments GSOC has had to ‘add on’ this important work to an already congested workload.It said work was already underway to fill the posts.Read: Commissioner refuses to name retired officer who was signatory on ‘suspicious’ accountRead: Garda used internal Pulse computer system to snoop on new girlfriendlast_img read more

first_img Image: Steve Parsons Share31 Tweet Email1 12 Comments Image: Steve Parsons Apr 14th 2019, 11:35 AM By Gráinne Ní Aodha Now there is a real optimism in the air – with plans announced last month to connect the whole city to full-fibre broadband, and the cafes are brimming. 10,055 Views A year after the poisoning, Salisbury is named as the best place to live in Britain Last month the town was deemed safe, following an extensive clean-up. SALISBURY HAS BEEN named as the best place to live in Britain by The Sunday Times.The medieval city has won the prize for the first time, for features including the city’s cathedral, almost exactly a year after the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy and his daughter using a Soviet-era nerve agent.On 4 March 2018, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found last year slumped unconscious on a park bench in the centre of the city. The attack also led to the death of a British woman, Dawn Sturgess, who came into contact with the Novichok, as well as injuring several others including a policeman.Last month, the town was deemed safe following an extensive clean-up.The Sunday Times said the city won the prize “thanks to its divine beauty, fronted by its 13th century cathedral”, and referenced the major recovery that happened after the poisoning. “Shortly after the novichok poisonings in March 2018, the shops were empty, the tourists were staying away, and the locals were feeling uneasy. Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 11:35 AM Genuine tourists are returning, not just to see one of the most glorious cathedrals in Britain, its grounds a scenic meeting point for dog walkers, picnickers and joggers, but to enjoy historic landscapes, crystal-clear streams and meadows dotted with sheep.The reference to “genuine tourists” and the cathedral, is in relation to the reason given by the Russian suspects in the poisoning, who said they were tourists visiting Salisbury, and had chosen the city because of the cathedral.The Sunday Times list assesses a wide range of factors, from employment, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops, in order to compile the definitive top locations to live.The methodology uses statistics, including up-to-date house prices, and the knowledge of a panel of judges.The guide also names a series of regional winners, including Isle of Dogs, which won the title of the Best Place to Live in London, and Petworth, the Best Place to Live in the Southeast. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more