Delhi to open Ranji Trophy campaign with Uttar Pradesh

first_imgSeven-time champions Delhi will open their 2012-13 Ranji Trophy campaign with a game against former champions Uttar Pradesh in Meerut from November 2, as per the reorganised format of the national championship.The other teams in Group B are Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Baroda, Vidarbha, and Orissa. Delhi, like the other 26 teams in the fray, will play eight matches in the league stage, four of them at home and four away.A “randomly” made new rotation cycle has replaced the old one. “The old system of rotation for allotting matches has been discontinued and a new one, designed randomly, has been implemented for the group league matches,” a BCCI official told Mail Today. “The old home-and-away rotation cycle will be used only for the knockout phase.” Accordingly, Uttar Pradesh will visit Delhi for the second successive time in three years. The last match was played in Lucknow in 2009.Delhi will next play against Orissa (in Delhi, Nov 9-12), Baroda (Delhi, Nov 17-20), Tamil Nadu (Delhi, Nov 24-26), Haryana (Haryana, Dec 1-4), Karnataka (Bangalore, Dec 8-11), and Maharashtra (Delhi, Dec 15-18). After rest in the eighth round of matches starting December 22, Delhi will play their last league game against Vidarbha in Nagpur from December 29. Delhi and Vidarbha have never clashed in Ranji before.Delhi, who failed to qualify for the knockout round last season, will start preparations from Wednesday, with a conditioning camp for the 52 probables. It’ll be a joint camp along with the 44 probables for the u-25 tournament. The five-day Ranji final will start on January 26.advertisementlast_img read more

Charles Leclerc on Top After Final Practice Session at Mexican Grand Prix

first_img Charles Leclercferrariformula onelewis hamilton First Published: October 26, 2019, 10:28 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mexico City: Charles Leclerc topped the times ahead of his Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel to push the title-scrapping Mercedes men down to third and fourth in Saturday’s third and final free practice for Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix.The Monegasque Leclerc clocked a best lap in one minute and 16.145 to outpace the four-time world champion German by two-hundredths of a second ahead of Valterri Bottas and his Mercedes team-mate and champion-elect Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton is seeking a podium finish at least to help him outscore his only remaining title rival Bottas by 14 points to clinch his sixth championship crown and third in successive years to be completed in Mexico.In a session reduced effectively to just a 15-minute dash in drying conditions, Carlos Sainz was fifth for McLaren ahead of last year’s Mexico winner Max Verstappen of Red Bull and, remarkably after recovering from illness, Pierre Gasly of Toro Rosso.Red Bull new boy Alex Albon was eighth ahead of Lando Norris of McLaren and local star Sergio Perez of Racing Point.On a cool and cloudy morning following heavy overnight rain at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, the circuit remained damp while, in the paddock, an outbreak of stomach illnesses had claimed Gasly, who was initially unfit to drive for Toro Rosso.🏁 TOP TEN (END OF FP3) 🏁They made us wait… but LOTS of lap times in the final seconds!Leclerc 📸VettelBottasHamiltonSainzVerstappenGaslyAlbonNorrisPerez#MexicoGP 🇲🇽 #F1— Formula 1 (@F1) October 26, 2019 The Frenchman was said to be one of dozens of the travelling F1 circus, including team staff and paddock regulars, who were down with the ‘bug’ — regarded by many as an occupational hazard in parts of Latin America.Albon was soon out on track, trying to make up for lost time on Friday when he crashed, and he was soon followed by team-mate Verstappen. Both swapped quick laps to top the times as a dry line began to emerge.Little of note happened until the closing stages when, with 15 minutes remaining, Kimi Raikkonen was the first driver to switch to slick softs on his Alfa Romeo.He was immediately fastest until fellow-Finn Bottas, on mediums, outpaced him.The rest followed in a blur of activity that included Gasly trying a lap to settle his stomach and Albon lapping quickest until Verstappen trimmed his time followed by Sainz and Bottas in the final minutes. last_img read more


first_imgSuzukis Gujarat plant will be operational in 2017: Chairman From Joyeeta DeyTokyo, May 31 (PTI) Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corp today said its wholly owned car plant in Gujarat, where a total investment of Rs 18,500 crore has been envisaged, will begin operations from next year.The Gujarat facility is also Suzuki Motors first wholly owned car plant in India and being set up bypassing its Indian unit. This plant will supply vehicles and components exclusively to Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. India is its biggest market.”As planned, operations will start in 2017… Our plan is going accordingly,” Suzuki Motor Corp Chairman Osamu Suzuki told reporters after meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here. Suzuki Motor owns 56 per cent of Maruti Suzuki India – the countrys biggest automaker controlling nearly half of the market.It expects the bulk of its growth to come from India, which is projected to overtake Japan and Germany by 2020 to become the third-biggest market in the world after China and the US.In the first phase, the Gujarat factory will have a capacity to make 2,50,000 vehicles annually, and will start operations in 2017. Suzukis car production in India will reach 2 million units by 2022 from the 1.4 million at present. Asked about the performance of the India unit, 86-year- old Suzuki said, “When it comes to Maruti Suzuki, the performance is going up very well. I am sure Maruti Suzuki has been loved by the Indian people. So I am very much satisfied.” Suzuki Motor Corp, Japans second-biggest minicar maker, is shipping India-built cars to Japan for the first time. Baleno hatchback, made by its subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, went on sale in Japan in March.advertisementAt that time, Chairman Osamu Suzuki had said the company was looking to “dismiss the prejudice” against India-made cars with Baleno, which is equipped with standard safety features including a radar system that mitigates collisions. Asked about the ban on registration of large diesel vehicles in the Indian capital, Suzuki said, “Diesel or gasoline (petrol), rather than driving the car into these categories, you really have to think of how to reduce the overall exhaust gas from automobile. Thats what we are thinking at the manufacturers side.” The ban on sale of large diesel cars and sport utility vehicles with engines of two litres or more was first imposed in Delhi-NCR in December and was recently extended to Kerala. The one in Kerala, however, has been temporarily stayed by the state high court. PTI JD ANZ MKJ ABIlast_img read more

Indian players unlikely to feature in The Hundred, says ECB chief executive

first_imgPlayers from India and the West Indies are unlikely to feature in The Hundred, England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) new 100-ball cricket format, its chief executive officer Tom Harrison said on Friday.The Hundred, which is slated to be launched in July-August 2020, will see eight-teams vying for the top honours.The contest would consist of 100 balls per innings with a change of ends after every 10 deliveries. Bowlers can deliver either five or 10 consecutive balls, with each bowler allowed a maximum of 20 deliveries per game.”I can’t commit to the involvement of India players. It’s a political conversation as much as anything,” Harrison was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.”It’s a difficult conversation. It’s not just the ECB and The Hundred that will be keen to get Indian players involved. Clearly that’s a wider discussion,” he said.Indian players have actively participated in English county cricket including skipper Virat Kohli, who missed out on playing for Surrey last year due to injury.However, the BCCI doesn’t allow its players to participate in overseas T20 leagues and they remain exclusive to the IPL.The Hundred is also likely to clash with the Carribbean Premier League (CPL) and several of West Indies’ international fixtures. The West Indies are hosting New Zealand for an ODI and T20 series in July and T20s against South Africa a few weeks later.”The Hundred won’t necessarily clash with the CPL. We have ongoing discussions with the CPL and will work together on that. But we do have to make sure the Blast fits in the right way leading into The Hundred and that our Test summer is scheduled correctly,” Harrison said.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more

PSG get past Pontivy wth second-half surge

first_imgParis Saint-Germain got 2019 off to a flying start as they cruised into the Coupe de France round of 32 with a 4-0 victory over Pontivy GSI.Neymar and Kylian Mbappe headlined a strong PSG side, but they needed a Sylvain Jule own goal to break the deadlock.Making his 50th PSG appearance, Neymar hit the woodwork in the first half and eventually scored with 20 minutes remaining. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 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? Mbappe added further gloss from the penalty spot soon after, with Julian Draxler getting in on the act as the 12-time winners took their first step towards a fifth-successive Coupe de France triumph.Clement Daoudou pulled off fine saves to deny Dani Alves and Kylian Mbappe early on, but he was powerless to prevent PSG’s 24th-minute opener.Jule was well placed to cut out Neymar’s cross, only to panic when the ball came to him and send his attempted clearance looping in over Daoudou.@DaniAlvesD2 showing what fair play is all about after PSG took the lead on an @GSIPontivy own-goal #AllezParis #GSIPSG— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) January 6, 2019Florian Jegu snatched at a chance to promptly restore parity and that profligacy almost proved costly when Neymar’s deflected free-kick hit the upright.Neymar took matters into his own hands as the hour approached, but Daoudou was alert to the Brazilian’s clever chip.Daoudou was at his best again soon after to tip Draxler’s attempt over, but was finally beaten for a second time when Neymar drilled in from close range.The floodgates were open and, after Mbappe sent Daoudou the wrong way from 12 yards following a clumsy foul from Florian Paillot, Draxler chipped in a fourth to round off the rout. What does it mean? Tuchel takes no chancesWith a Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final against Guingamp coming up, it would have been easy for Thomas Tuchel to rest PSG’s star names, but instead he showed just what the competition means to the Ligue 1 leaders by selecting the likes of Neymar, Mbappe and Thiago Silva.While the selection ensured that PSG had the quality to breakdown their determined opposition and avoid the fate suffered by Marseille earlier on Sunday, it also gave Pontivy’s players the chance to go up against some of the world’s finest.Daoudou takes his chance to shinePontivy’s goalkeeper was always likely to be busy, but despite conceding four times, the 24-year-old did himself proud with a series of superb stops, and his performance could well attract some bigger clubs.Own goal spoils Jule’s big dayJule put in a bright display in midfield as the youngster looked to impress against France’s best side, but his performance will unfortunately be remembered for the dreadful own goal which put PSG ahead.What’s next?PSG’s focus now switches to Guingamp on Wednesday, before they travel to Amiens in their first Ligue 1 fixture of 2019. read morelast_img read more

Video: David Pollack, Desmond Howard Discuss Baker Mayfield vs. Ohio State’s Defense

first_imgThe College GameDay crew discussing Baker Mayfield's chances against Ohio State's defense.Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma’s offense taking on Ohio State’s vaunted defense is one of the more interesting matchups this college football Saturday.Threw two games, Ohio State’s defense has yet to allow a touchdown. Granted, those contests came against Bowling Green and Tulsa – but regardless, it’s an impressive stat. But Saturday, the Buckeyes will get a real test. Baker Mayfield’s Oklahoma squad – largely the same one that reached the College Football Playoff a year ago – awaits in Norman.Friday afternoon, ESPN’s David Pollack, Desmond Howard and Sam Ponder discussed the matchup. Check it out: ESPN’s College GameDay, surprisingly, isn’t in Norman this week – instead it’s in Louisville. Either way, expect the show’s analysts to cover the Sooners vs. Buckeyes matchup in great detail.last_img read more

More JPs to Serve St. Ann

first_imgStory Highlights Among those sworn in are Principal of Brown’s Town Primary, Soloman Smith; Pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Claremont, Wayne Barclay, and Councillor for the Lime Hall Division, Genevor Gordon Bailey. The cadre of Justices of the Peace (JPs) serving the parish of St. Ann has been increased, with the swearing in of 61 new members on Tuesday, August 14.In a ceremony, held at Jewel Dunn’s River Resort and Spa in Mammee Bay, St. Ann, the new JPs, 29 men and 32 women took the Oath of Office before Custos Rotulorum for St. Ann, Hon. Norma Walters. This brings the number of serving JPs in the parish of St. Ann to 417.Among those sworn in are Principal of Brown’s Town Primary, Soloman Smith; Pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Claremont, Wayne Barclay, and Councillor for the Lime Hall Division, Genevor Gordon Bailey.In his address, Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, charged the newly commissioned JPs to maintain an “impeccable character,” as they aid in solving the nation’s issues.“We want persons of unimpeachable integrity, persons who, regardless of the challenges, petition, and pleas for your assistance, if you know it isn’t right, you stand firm and say no. [It is] very important that you should be of unquestionable integrity, and at the same time as a Justice of the Peace, I expect that you should be persons of impeccable character,” he said.Mr. Chuck reminded the JPs that they should not see themselves as serving only the parish of St. Ann, but all of Jamaica as stipulated by the new Justices of the Peace Act 2018.He reiterated that the Ministry of Justice is on a drive to increase the number of JPs islandwide, with the aim of having over 1,000 per parish.The Minister said the increase will help to ease the burden on the justice system by diverting matters from the courts to be dealt with through mediation, spearheaded by JPs.In the meantime, retired Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, commended the newly commissioned JPs for having taken the “bold step to volunteer and make yourselves available to serve.”She told the group that “your appointment will contribute greatly to the improvement of our justice system,” and encouraged them to avail themselves for further training. The cadre of Justices of the Peace (JPs) serving the parish of St. Ann has been increased, with the swearing in of 61 new members on Tuesday, August 14. In a ceremony, held at Jewel Dunn’s River Resort and Spa in Mammee Bay, St. Ann, the new JPs, 29 men and 32 women took the Oath of Office before Custos Rotulorum for St. Ann, Hon. Norma Walters. This brings the number of serving JPs in the parish of St. Ann to 417.last_img read more

Province Protects Consumers

first_img letting customers cancel their contract at any time, and limiting contract cancellation fees to no more than $50. Customers will still be responsible for buying out their equipment if they cancel the contract early. restricting automatic contract renewals or extensions requiring cellphone service providers to include consumer protection information on responsible cellphone use and cyberbullying with the service contract The province is helping Nova Scotians be more informed and better protected when they enter into cellphone contracts. Ammendments to the Consumer Protection Act introduced today, April 27, continue the province’s efforts to safeguard consumer rights in Nova Scotia. The changes allow the province to respond to public concerns around long-term cellphone contracts, silent extensions, high cancellation and other fees, and concerns about cellphone use and cyberbullying. “Nova Scotians have told us they feel trapped in their cellphone contracts and they want changes that remove hidden fees or price jumps and allows them to switch providers if they are unhappy with the service without heavy penalties,” said Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell. “Today’s legislation will provide people with what they are asking for and will give clear and informed options so people can choose what’s right for them and their family.” Some of the protections proposed include: Cellphone companies will also be required to provide more information about minimum monthly costs in advertising, not just the low-cost introductory offers. Providers will not be able to change major parts of the contract, including service options, costs, fees, or areas of use without customer permission. The proposed amendments apply to consumer contracts only, and would only affect new contracts signed after the regulations come into effect. Quebec, Manitoba, and Newfoundland and Labrador have passed similar legislation and Ontario has also announced its intention to regulate wireless service contracts.last_img read more

Chrissie Hynde to Join PETA Protest Before Concert

first_imgBefore her show at The Depot in Salt Lake City later tonight (Monday), rocker Chrissie Hynde will offer up some holiday food for thought outside a downtown grocery store.Accompanied by a PETA member dressed as a giant turkey and standing under a banner that proclaims, “Thanksgiving Is Murder on Turkeys,” the Pretenders lead singer will encourage shoppers to give birds a break this holiday season.When: Monday, November 24, 2:30 p.m.Where: Harmons Grocery, 135 E. 100 South (near the intersection with State Street), Salt Lake City“Gathering around an animal corpse is no way to celebrate life and family,” Hynde says. “From Tofurky and Field Roast to the recipes on PETA’s website, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a vegan Thanksgiving meal that gives everyone — including turkeys — something to be thankful for.”Approximately 300 million turkeys are killed in the U.S. every year — 45 million for Thanksgiving dinners alone. Most turkeys are crammed into filthy warehouses and are drugged and bred to grow such unnaturally large upper bodies that their legs often become crippled under the weight. At slaughterhouses, turkeys are electrocuted and many are still conscious when their throats are slit and they’re plunged into scalding-hot defeathering tanks.PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” — offers an array of vegan holiday recipes on its website.Source:PETAlast_img read more

Latest killing of Iraqi journalist draws condemnation from UNESCO chief

16 October 2008The United Nations agency tasked with upholding press freedom today condemned the killing earlier this month of a reporter in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, the latest in a long line of assassinations of journalists in the violence-wracked country. Dyar Abas Ahmed, a reporter for the independent news website Eye Iraq, was shot repeatedly by unknown assailants while walking with a friend on 10 October, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a press release. He was in his 20s.At least 135 other journalists have been killed in Iraq while on duty since United States-led forces invaded in March 2003, according to the independent Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), making the country the most unsafe in the world for media workers to practise their craft.UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura described the murder of Mr. Ahmed as “a reprehensible crime” that affected Iraqi society as a whole.“The frequency of such crimes in Iraq is unacceptable,” Mr. Matsuura said. “It is essential that the Iraqi authorities do all they can to bring the culprits of this crime to justice and do all in their power to improve the safety of journalists in the country.” read more

Universal cancels controversial Hunt in wake of shootings

NEW YORK — Universal Pictures has cancelled the planned September release of its controversial social thriller “The Hunt” in the wake of recent mass shootings and criticism from President Donald Trump.The movie is a gory, R-rated political thriller that depicts liberal “elites” hunting people in red states for sport. Trump criticized the planned movie on Twitter Friday, without mentioning its name, saying it was intended “to inflame and cause chaos.”Universal had already suspended the marketing campaign for the film, which stars Oscar winner Hilary Swank and is directed by Craig Zobel.But the studio said in a statement Saturday that it had decided to cancel release altogether, saying “we understand that now is not the time” for the film.It was due to hit theatres Sept. 27.The Associated Press read more

Weak global economy strangling job employment creation UN reports

Employment is not expanding sufficiently fast to keep up with the growing labour force, the United Nations labour agency today reported, calling for job-friendly macroeconomic policies and a greater attention to labour market and social policies.Global unemployment rose by 5 million people in 2013, and if the trend continues, will rise by a further 13 million people by 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said in its annual outlook, ‘Global Employment Trends 2014.’“The report finds that those economic improvements will not be sufficient to absorb the major labour market imbalances that built up in recent years,” Director of ILO’s Research Department, Raymond Torres, said in the foreword to the report. “The root causes of the global crisis have not been properly tackled.”“Over the foreseeable future, the world economy will probably grow less than was the case before the global crisis,” he added. “This complicates the task of generating the over 42 million jobs that are needed every year in order to meet the growing number of new entrants in the labour market.”The financial system remains “the Achilles heel of the world economy.” Mr. Torres wrote, with little progress made in reducing vulnerable forms of employment such as informal jobs and undeclared work.The global unemployment rate remained at 6.0 per cent of the global labour force, unchanged from 2012, according to the UN.The bulk of the employment gap is in the East Asia and South Asia regions, which represent nearly half of the additional jobseekers, followed by Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. The drop in participation rates is particularly pronounced among East Asian women, who occupy less than two in five newly created jobs. By contrast, Latin America added fewer than 50,000 additional unemployed people to the global number, or around a per cent of the total increase last year. “On the basis of current macroeconomic projections, the ILO expects little improvement in the global labour market in 2014, with the global unemployment rate ticking up to 6.1 per cent,” the UN agency reported. Young people are particularly affected by the “weak and uneven recovery,” with some 74.5 million people between the ages of 15 and 24 unemployed last year. That figure is one million higher than in 2012.The global youth unemployment figure is now three times as high as the unemployment rate of adults, 13.1 per cent versus 4.6 per cent. In addition, the number of young people who are not employed, training or in schools is also up, with one-quarter of all 12-29 year olds in some countries in this category. In addition to the increase in the number of people unemployed, more people are now unemployed longer. Among the concerns is that jobseekers out of work for long periods lose their skills at an accelerated pace, making it that much harder for them to find alternative employment at a similar occupation or skill level.The number of working poor is down but falling at a slower rate than in previous years. In 2013, some 375 million workers are estimated to have lived on less than $1.25 per day, and 839 million workers to have lived on $2 per day. Among its recommendations, the report’s authors wrote that to ensure a lasting job recovery, strategies needed to combined short-term measures with further action to tackle long-standing imbalances. The UN agency’s report comes ahead of the annual World Economic Forum to be held in Davos later this week, in which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due to participate. Davos, as the Forum is commonly called, brings leaders from business, politics, academia and society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. read more

Troy Smith JT Barrett will do nothing but rise

Left: Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) carries the ball during a game against Illinois on Nov. 1 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 55-14.Credit: Ben Jackson / For The LanternRight: Then-senior quarterback Troy Smith (10) escapes a pack of Michigan defenders during a game on Nov. 18, 2006, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 42-39.Credit: Courtesy of TNSIn 2004, a redshirt-sophomore quarterback from Cleveland made just his fifth career start against the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines in Ohio Stadium.Before that game, not many people knew who Troy Smith was, but after defeating the highly ranked Wolverines, 37-21, in The Game, Smith became a legend in Columbus. Smith, who is set to have his No. 10 honored at halftime of Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan matchup, said he did not know right away what that game in 2004 meant to him or the OSU faithful.“You don’t really understand the magnitude of the game until years and years after,” Smith said Monday. “Until you hit the field, and you feel that there are really hundreds of thousands of people watching you, watching your every single move, you really don’t have an understanding. It is a feeling I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world.”Smith went on to defeat Michigan in 2005 and 2006, the latter being arguably the biggest game in the rivalry’s history as the Buckeyes and Wolverines met in Ohio Stadium as No. 1 and No. 2 in the country, respectively. OSU won that 2006 game, 42-39, making Smith just the second OSU quarterback ever to go 3-0 against Michigan, joining Tippy Dye who completed the feat from 1934-36. Fast forward to 2014. Another OSU quarterback is set to make his first start against the Michigan Wolverines, albeit on a slightly different scale. When Smith defeated the Wolverines in 2004, OSU was unranked and had already suffered four losses. Now, redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett is leading a Buckeye team that sits at 10-1, 7-0 on the season with a shot at the first-ever College Football Playoff still in reach. Despite Barrett’s inexperience, Smith said he believes the young quarterback will perform admirably against the Wolverines. “The first advice is to stick to the game plan. Don’t try to be someone that he is not,” Smith said. “Obviously we have gotten a chance to see the transformation and the growth behind J.T. Barrett this whole season and I am pretty much blown away ‘cause as a freshman, he is doing some things that it took me an ample amount of years to grasp and have an understanding about. “We as Buckeye fans, we should be privileged to see his growth and it will do nothing but rise.”Barrett, a native of Wichita Falls, Texas, admitted after a 42-27 win over the Indiana Hoosiers that he had to be educated on the rivalry with Michigan.“I knew it was big, but coming from Texas, it was Texas and Oklahoma. I went to that game being recruited. I really didn’t have anything on the team up north and Ohio State,” Barrett said. “It was a lot to learn. It’s a deep hate for those guys. Not just the players, but more the fans.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said he makes a point of making sure guys like Barrett, who might not know about the rivalry, get acclimated once they arrive at OSU. “We just make a huge deal out of rivalry games. I want the players to take ownership in the program, part ownership in the game,” Meyer said Monday. “This is not another game. This is The Game.”Smith on the other hand, knew exactly what the rivalry meant. “Growing up in Ohio, (I was) definitely biased towards having an understanding to which game was the best game of the year,” Smith said. “It is a different feel.”While Barrett might not know as much about the rivalry, he has shown a knowledge of the OSU playbook as his 42 total touchdowns are not only tied for the best in the country, but have helped him set multiple school records. One of those records used to belong to Smith, as Barrett passed the Heisman winner’s school record for passing touchdowns in a season (30) with four scoring tosses against the Hoosiers to give him 33 on the year. Barrett’s play has gotten the attention of many people including Heisman analysts, as last week Barrett was given 15/1 odds to win the award by online gambling site Smith, who has a vote as a Heisman winner, said that while he hasn’t filled out his ballot just yet, he has a soft spot for OSU candidates. “I usually like to wait until the last second. I have a tremendous amount of respect for that process and having an understanding of too what it takes to win the Heisman Trophy and I think it shouldn’t be awarded until the last game of whoever is in the standings because you never know who is going to have a breakout moment,” Smith said. “We have got great talent across the nation and (I am) definitely biased towards some of the guys who are going to be wearing the Scarlet and Gray if they are up there.”Smith added that not only is Barrett on his short list of candidates, but said the redshirt-freshman should be on other voters’ lists as well. “I think he should be in everybody’s mind. Statistically the things that he is doing, obviously numbers don’t lie,” Smith said. “Tom Herman and our offensive staff are putting him and are putting other guys in positions to make plays and J.T. is doing nothing but capitalizing on every single chance and opportunity.”Barrett said following the game against Indiana that he does not let the Heisman talk affect his game on the field. “When I think of that, Heisman and all that, I can’t control that,” Barrett said. “I try to handle things that I can control, and one of those things was so the offense could go out there and play well today.”As Barrett and the Buckeyes turn their focus to their hated rival, Smith said he believes he knows how Barrett will feel when he takes the field for the first time against Michigan. “I know J.T. is going to be on cloud nine,” Smith said.Barrett and the Buckeye are set to take on the Wolverines Saturday at noon from Ohio Stadium. read more

Mens lacrosse Ohio States path to victory over Michigan starts with stout

Redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey attempts a save against Johns Hopkins on April 9 at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State defeated Johns Hopkins 13-8. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has faced several elite scorers this season — a trend will continue Saturday morning in Ann Arbor, Michigan.The Buckeyes will look to continue their hot streak on defense when they take on the Michigan Wolverines. While the Wolverines have struggled recently, they still possess an offensive unit capable of giving the Buckeye defense some concerns. The focal point of the concerns will be the prolific scorer, sophomore attacker Brent Noseworthy.Noseworthy has been terrorizing opposing defenses this season with a team-high 33 goals through 11 games. He is averaging three goals per game, ranking him sixth in the NCAA. Similar to the effect OSU freshman attacker Tre LeClaire has on the Buckeyes, Noseworthy brings that go-to goal scorer presence around the cage in the offensive zone.OSU has handled matchups with elite scorers successfully and contained them. Their strategy against No. 7 Penn State’s freshman attacker Mac O’Keefe limited him to just one goal. On the season, O’Keefe had been averaging 3.45 goals per game, good for second in the NCAA. While he tallied nine shots in the game, they limited his chances at getting high-quality shots.This success helps create a mantra players like junior defenseman Erik Evans love to embrace when facing challenges like this.“It’s why you come to a school like Ohio State, it’s to play the best competition possible,” he said. “When you see a guy who’s been having a great year it’s great for him, but it also gets you pumped up to shut him down.”The Buckeye’ defense has derived confidence in itself from its play on the field as it has allowed just 7.5 goals per game, the fourth lowest in the NCAA. The players credit the defensive approach to trusting their teammates and executing their roles.“We’re a good group and we have talent all around which helps take a lot of the pressure off of an individual,” Evans said. “I trust Matt Borges and Ben Randall to win their matchups. It allows me to focus more on my guy knowing I have guys behind me that I can trust to take care of their business.”While there will be considerable focus on Noseworthy, the Buckeyes will have to be cautious not to forget that he has a strong supporting cast. Senior attacker Ian King provides another weapon that OSU will not be able to overlook. With 21 goals and 19 assists on the season, King might have opportunities at the net if the Buckeyes put too much focus on Noseworthy.On the other hand, the Buckeyes are conscious to the fact that the entire Wolverine offense can strike at any time.“We just have to stay within ourselves,” said OSU sophomore defenseman Matt Borges. “It’s about playing our game and playing good off-ball defense. It’s really just focusing on our game and playing as a unit of seven.”Borges added that the defense must always stay aware of Noseworthy if Evans needs to leave his coverage to help another defender.OSU will battle the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium prior to the football team’s spring game at 10:30 a.m. It will be the first morning game of the season for the Buckeyes. read more

Man granted bail on possession of narcotics charge

Dwight Pindar, 34, on Monday found himself before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to a charge of possession of narcotics, as he appeared before her at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The defendant denied that on October 26, 2018, he had in his possession five grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking while he was at Regent Street, Georgetown.Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris presented the facts, which stated that on the day in question Police ranks were conducting a raid at Regent Street, when the defendant was seen acting in a suspicious way.A search was conducted on his person and two zip lock bags with contents suspected to be cannabis were allegedly found in his pants pocket. The defendant was cautioned, arrested and later charged for the present offence.The Police Prosecutor made no objections to bail being granted.As a result, Magistrate Latchman granted Pindar bail in the sum of $10,000. The matter will continue on October 31, 2018. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedKitty man remanded on narco trafficking chargeAugust 18, 2017In “Court”Man who tells court he uses cannabis as medicine granted bail  August 5, 2019In “Court”Campbellville resident remanded on ganja possession chargeApril 23, 2018In “Court” read more

Nikons D4 is a 162MP ISO 204800 6000 answer to Canons 1D

first_imgAfter Canon’s recent release of the EOS-1D X there was little question that Nikon would follow suit and have their own new flagship to unveil. Waiting until the week before CES 2012, despite mounting rumors and a number of leaks, Nikon has just unveiled their newest top-of-the-line camera, the D4 DSLR. The D4 takes up where the revered D3S (which was announced in October 2009) leaves off. It’s been designed not just to compete with the other $5000+ cameras on the market, but to allow Nikon to make a huge step forward in the video department. As far as the vitals go, the Nikon D4 will sell for $5999.95. It will have a 16.2 megapixel sensor, be the first camera powered by Nikon’s Expeed III processing engine, and shoot video at 1080p30 and 720p60. It has a 3.2-inch LCD, an FX-format, can shoot up to 10 images a second, and has a 51 point AF. And the number everyone wants to know when an new DSLR comes out — the ISO — is an incredible 204,800. Of course that’s in the extended mode, the normal ISO mode goes up to 12,800 before you see a serious degradation in image quality. The camera weighs 2 pounds and 15 ounces with the battery and a memory card in ito. There is also a new silent mode, is only only works in LiveView, but it is completely silent as the shutter is not activated. Using this mode the camera basically takes 2MP video frame grabs and it can do this at up to 24 frames per second. Also, the camera is compatible with the new XQD card format that we heard about recently, in addition to UDMA-7 CF cards. It has built-in ethernet and webserver so it can operate remotely, say hanging from the rafters of a stadium.The key with the D4 is that the coolness doesn’t even get close to stopping with the back-of-the-box features. The camera is packed with useful stuff that pro shooters will appreciate, like back-illuminated buttons, facial detection for up to 16 people, easy to get at LiveView mode, two joysticks on the back for better ergonomics when shooting in portrait, and IPTC support for photo metadata. Some other perks include that the AF can work with lenses as slow as f/8 and there is a built-in time-lapse function and will piece together stills and output a 1080p video. Video was a top priority with the D4, as you would probably expect after the runaway success of Canon’s 5D MK II. A lot of this was handled through hardware features, like improved audio recording, a built-in headphone jack, and a front-mounted 10-pin port that will work with all your old audio gear. The camera can also record video over HDMI without any compression, so people using advanced setups can connect directly with the camera. Also the D4, when taking video, is able to shoot in FX mode (full sensor), DX mode (cropped), or a 2.7x crop which will give the user a 1080p video with no work in post production. At the end of the day the D4 is a large (full grip in both portrait and landscape), high-end SLR. It’s cheaper than Canon’s 1D X’s $6800 and, more importantly, reflect some really smart thinking on Nikon’s part. It packs most the features pro photographers are looking for and should be enough for Nikon to bridge the video gap that was created over the past 2 or so years. The camera will be available in February.Sal’s ThoughtsI was able to get some hands-on time with the D4 a few weeks ago, along with Nikon’s new 85mm, and I have to say that it was a great experience. It pretty much goes without saying that any camera at this price level is going to be incredible to shoot with (especially for someone used to shooting with cameras that cost a tenth as much) but it was clear that Nikon upped their game for the D4. A lot of the features, like the 2.7x crop mode and 10-pin connection, don’t apply to the work I do, but it was immediately clear how important they could be to the right person. It must be remembered that by the time a professional is considering a D4 (or D3S, D3X, or 1D) what they are really looking for a solution to some extremely difficult problems. These include remote shooting, photographing in near darkness, use in battlefield conditions, and so forth, so some advanced tools are needed. I wasn’t able to test many of these, but Nikon obviously has a great track record so it really comes down to this: what could the company do to top the excellent D3S? Based on what I’ve seen so far they’ve introduced some exciting features, like silent mode, brought in some reasonable tweaks to the formula, and kept the technology exciting. Only time will tell how it performs but it’s reasonable to have very high hopes for Nikon’s D4.Nikon D4 – UXD and CF slotsNikon D4 – UXD and CF slotsNikon AFS 85mm 1.8 GNikon D4 – back – 001Nikon D4 – 50mm 1.4 – frontNikon D4 – 50mm 1.4 – front leftNikon D4 – 50mm 1.4 – toplast_img read more

The worst case of mange seen in years DSPCA appeal for information

first_img 27 Comments Friday 22 Jun 2018, 10:45 AM ‘The worst case of mange seen in years’: DSPCA appeal for information about abandoned dogs The two dogs, a Labrador and a German Shepherd, were found tied up outside Ashtown dog pound. THE DSPCA IS investigating the case of two dogs abandoned in very poor health, with one dog having the worst case of mange that the charity has seen in years.The two dogs, a Labrador and a German Shepherd, were found tied up outside Ashtown dog pound and were in such bad health that the pound had to call the DSPCA.When the dogs were taken to the DCSPA centre, the veterinary team reported that the 5-year-old labrador, Ivy, had an extreme case of mange which is a skin disease caused by parasites that infest the dog’s skin causing severe itching and hair loss.In addition to mange, Ivy has open wounds on her legs as a result of pressure sores and untreated abscesses, she also has a heart murmur and is limping from an old injury.The German Shepard also has a bad case of mange and some open sores but the DSCPA said she is generally in good health.The animal charity hopes that ”with intensive treatment and a lot of TLC that Ivy will be fit and be looking for a home in the coming months.”An investigation into the case is currently underway and the DSCPA have asked that anyone with information get in touch so that a prosecution can be made.Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to email Ivy, as she has been named by DSPCA staff. Image: DSPCA By Adam Daly 20,776 Views Image: DSPCAcenter_img Ivy, as she has been named by DSPCA staff. Jun 22nd 2018, 10:45 AM Short URL Share720 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Alerte météo orange vigilance pour des vents violents dans les BouchesduRhône et

first_imgAlerte météo orange : vigilance pour des vents violents dans les Bouches-du-Rhône et les Pyrénées OrientalesMétéo France a placé deux départements en alerte orange, pour des vents violents.Ce samedi 2 février, Météo France a placé les départements des Bouches-du-Rhône et des Pyrénées Orientales en vigilance orange pour des vents violents. Depuis 16h00, Météo France a fait état d’ “un épisode de vent violent se produisant en moyenne une à deux fois par an”. Seules deux régions sont concernées, l’alerte court jusqu’à demain, dimanche 3 février, à midi. La vigilance est donc de mise dans la nuit de samedi à dimanche. “C’est en 2ème partie de nuit de samedi à dimanche et en matinée de dimanche” que les vents seront violents. Ce samedi, en basse vallée du Rhône et sur le littoral, le mistral dépasse les 110 km/h” annonce Météo France. Cependant, d’autres départements sont quant à eux placés en vigilance crue, il s’agit des départements suivants : la Haute-Saône, les Vosges, la Nièvre, l’Yonne, la Meuse et la Haute-Marne.Le 2 février 2013 à 19:23 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hystéroscopie définition comment cela se passe et y atil des risques

first_imgHystéroscopie : définition, comment cela se passe, et y a-t-il des risques ?L’hystéroscopie est un examen endoscopique qui permet l’exploration de la cavité utérine dans le but soit d’établir un diagnostic, soit de réaliser un geste chirurgical.Qu’est-ce qu’une hystéroscopie ?À l’aide d’un endoscope muni d’une microcaméra, le gynécologue peut visualiser l’utérus de sa patiente. Cet examen médical peut avoir deux objectifs distincts :- l’hystéroscopie diagnostique : elle permet d’explorer la cavité utérine à la recherche d’éventuelles anomalies. Au besoin, le praticien peut effectuer quelques prélèvements pour analyse. Dans la majorité des cas, ce type d’hystéroscopie est indiqué dans le cadre d’un bilan de fertilité, de fausses couches récurrentes ou encore de ménométrorragies- l’hystéroscopie opératoire : il s’agit d’une opération chirurgicale dont le but est d’enlever une ou plusieurs anomalies présentes dans l’utérus (kyste, polype, fibrome, adhérence…).Comment se déroule une hystéroscopie ?Le déroulement de l’examen endoscopique variera en fonction de sa nature. L’hystéroscopie diagnostique, elle, est généralement pratiquée sans anesthésie et au début du cycle menstruel (entre J-8 et J-13). Au terme d’une toilette intime minutieuse, l’hystéroscope est introduit dans la cavité utérine par voie naturelle. L’hystéroscopie opératoire, quant à elle, est obligatoirement réalisée dans un bloc opératoire. Une consultation préalable avec un anesthésiste est nécessaire pour vérifier les antécédents personnels et familiaux de la patiente et choisir le type d’anesthésie (générale ou locale). Le jour J, la patiente doit être à jeun. Une perfusion lui est posée afin d’injecter la substance sédative. L’examen, qui dure une demi-heure environ, permet au chirurgien de procéder à l’ablation de l’anomalie avec des instruments opératoires adaptés. Pour mieux visualiser la cavité utérine, il peut injecter un liquide de distension (sérum physiologique, glycocolle…). Ce type d’opération est généralement pratiqué dans le cadre ambulatoire, c’est-à-dire que la patiente rentre chez elle quelques heures après l’examen.Hystéroscopie : quels sont les risques et contre-indications ?À lire aussiACC (anticoagulants circulants) : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?Si l’hystéroscopie s’adresse à toutes les femmes, certaines contre-indications peuvent toutefois exister. C’est le cas notamment de la grossesse, d’une infection intra-utérine, du cancer du col de l’utérus ou du cancer de l’endomètre. Généralement, l’hystéroscopie opératoire comporte davantage de risques que l’hystéroscopie diagnostique, tout d’abord parce qu’elle suppose une anesthésie. Outre le risque anesthésique inhérent à toute intervention, ce type d’examen médical peut entrainer les complications suivantes :- une déchirure du col utérin- une perforation du col utérin lors de la dilatation- un faux trajet- une infection utérine- une hémorragie utérine- des troubles cardiaques ou pulmonaires secondaires à une réabsorption du liquide de distension. Le 3 avril 2017 à 15:56 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Many in Bahamas Public Sector going home near broke

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – November 28, 2017 – Civil Servants wants government to relax its policy on how much of their salary can be assigned to lending institutions; it is currently set at 75% and Marlon Johnson, at the Ministry of Finance says the measure is in place so that government workers do not increasingly become the working poor.Johnson told media he is inundated with requests waive the 25% and that a recent memorandum to Permanent Secretaries of the various ministries was designed to reinforce the policy and to state that it would only be bypassed for medical emergencies.  Johnson said when the measure was established, some government workers were taking home less than $50 a month.The acting Financial Secretary says this is a problem, “Many Bahamians have fallen into the so-called ‘debt trap’, where the ‘take home’ portion of their salaries is minimal because so much has already been committed to salary deductions that service loan payments to banks and other lenders.This leaves them unable to afford basic, every day necessities essential for living, such as food and water, and the payment of utility bills”  The 75 per cent ‘limit’, “means that at a minimum your non-committed salary should be at least 25 per cent of your gross earnings”, had been in place for “at least 20 years” across successive administrations. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more