AROUND FIFTY PEOPLE DEPARTED SIOUX CITY ON A PASSENGER BUS THURSDAY NOON FOR ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND AND THE COMMISSIONING OF THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY.THE RIDERS WILL BE ON THE BUS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS, STOPPING ONLY FOR MEALS ALONG THE WAY BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY FOR SATURDAY MORNING’S CEREMONIES.KIM HUFFMAN IS MAKING THE TRIP WITH HER SON PRESTON:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………on a military academy. :17THE HUFFMAN’S AND THEIR GROUP WILL TOUR THE SHIP AFTER THEY ARRIVE, AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING SEVERAL OTHER EVENTS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………of Sioux City. ;06SUE LEVAY AND HER HUSBAND ARE THE HOSTESS AND HEAD COUNTERS ON THE BUS TRIP:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………we have itineraries. ;14THE LEVAY’S SON IS IN THE NAVY AND WILL FLY IN TO JOIN THEM FOR THE COMMISSIONING.
Day Two action of the 2007 Senior NTL will feature an exciting schedule of games that is sure to separate the pretenders from the contenders.After a keenly contested first day in humid conditions, competitors across the seven Senior divisions will be looking to cement good form leading into the final days of competition.Showcase games for the day include Field One action in both the Men’s and Women’s 30 years divisions. In the Women’s 30s division, competition heavyweights Suns and Cyclones will battle for the top spot.Suns, led by current Australian World Cup Men’s Open representative Matt Curran, and Rustlers, spearheaded by 2007 Australian Men’s Open Captain Gavin Shuker, will meet in a high quality encounter on the premier field late in the day.Scorpions and Sharks will tangle for control of the leaderboard in the Men’s 35s division, whilst in the Women’s 40s division Sharks and warm favourites Scorpions will test each other out in an entertaining match up. For all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITE8.30amWomen’s 30s: Scorpions v ACTWomen’s 30s: Suns v EaglesMen’s 45s: Rustlers v ACTMen’s 45s: Eagles v HornetsMen’s 45s: Suns v Sharks9.20amWomen’s 30s: Rustlers v SharksWomen’s 30s: Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 50s: ACT v SharksMen’s 35s: Sharks v ScorpionsMen’s 35s: Suns v CobrasMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Rustlers10.10amMen’s 40s: Barbarians v EaglesMen’s 40s: Cyclones v MetsMen’s 50s: Rustlers v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Eagles v MetsMen’s 40s: Warriors v SunsMen’s 40s: Hornets v Sharks11.00amMen’s 30s: Warriors v HornetsMen’s 30s: Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Hornets v SunsWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v SharksWomen’s 40s: Suns v HornetsMen’s 30s: Rustlers v Barbarians11.50amMen’s 45s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 40s: Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s: Scorpions v CobrasWomen’s 30s: Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s: Cyclones v ACT12.40pmMen’s 45s: Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 45s: ACT v SharksMen’s 40s: Suns v HornetsWomen’s 30s: Rustlers v EaglesWomen’s 30s: Hornets v SharksMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Sharks1.30pmMen’s 30s: Suns v WarriorsMen’s 35s: Sharks v CobrasMen’s 35s: Scorpions v MetsMen’s 40s: Mets v WarriorsMen’s 40s: Eagles v CyclonesMen’s 40s: Rustlers v Barbarians2.20pmWomen’s 40s: Scorpions v SunsWomen’s 40s: Cobras v SharksWomen’s 40s: Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 30s: Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 50s: Cyclones v CobrasMen’s 30s: Barbarians v Cyclones3.10pmWomen’s 30s: Suns v CyclonesWomen’s 30s: Hornets v RustlersMen’s 50s: Mets v SunsMen’s 50s: ACT v HornetsMen’s 50s: Eagles v ScorpionsMen’s 50s: Rustlers v Sharks4.00pmWomen’s 30s: Sharks v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s: ACT v EaglesMen’s 45s: ACT v SunsMen’s 45s: Sharks v EaglesMen’s 45s: Hornets v Scorpions4.50pmMen’s 30s: Suns v RustlersMen’s 30s: Cyclones v WarriorsMen’s 40s: Rustlers v MetsMen’s 40s: Barbarians v SunsMen’s 40s: Scorpions v Eagles5.40pmMen’s 30s: Barbarians v CobrasMen’s 35s: Sharks v SunsMen’s 35s: Cobras v MetsMen’s 40s: Cyclones v SharksMen’s 40s: Warriors v Hornets
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is hosting the second in their series of free online webinars on Thursday, 30 May with ‘Inclusion in Sport – the Similarities, the Differences’ being the topic of discussion.The seminars are aimed at educating those working within the sporting industry and are run by a compilation of highly experienced professionals from within the sporting industry.The second webinar will explore the similarities and differences of inclusion between different population groups.The webinars are open to everyone, however spots are limited, and registration is required to be a part of the event.All registered attendees will have the chance to ask questions and access all webinar material following the webinar.To complete the registration process and book your spot in the webinar, or view the other upcoming webinars in the series, visit http://iwebinar.com.au/our_webinars/.Related LinksWebinar Two
Steve Chettle Exclusive: Collymore like Ronaldo & better than Keane at Nottingham Forestby Andrew Macleana month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNottingham Forest legend Steve Chettle says Stan Collymore was the most talented footballer he played alongside at the City Ground.An enigmatic and talented centre-forward, Collymore joined Forest from Southend United in 1993 and became a star in his two seasons at the club.His breakthrough culminated in an unbelievable 1994/95 season, in which Collymore’s 22 goals helped Forest finish third in the Premier League.Those performances motivated Liverpool to pay £8.4m for the then 24-year-old, breaking the British record transfer fee at the time.The sale wasn’t a surprise given Forest had sold Neil Webb and Roy Keane to Manchester United, and Nigel Clough to Liverpool, in the years prior to Collymore’s move.Chettle played alongside all four, and when asked who was the most talented of the bunch, the club’s third-highest games holder selected Collymore, who he compared to former Real Madrid and Inter Milan striker Ronaldo Nazario.”Stan Collymore. The best player I’ve played alongside is Stan Collymore,” Chettle told Tribalfootball.com.”He had everything. I’ve compared him, maybe rightly or wrongly, to the old fashioned number nine Ronaldo.”He could do everything, especially the year when we finished third in the Premier League. “He scored some unbelievable goals and he was the best player I played with in a Forest team.”After watching the club as a boy and coming through the academy ranks, Chettle was introduced to the first-team by legendary manager Brian Clough in the late 1980’s.He would go on to play 527 games in 13 years for his boyhood club, winning the League Cup in 1989 and 1990 and playing alongside some legendary players such as Stuart Pearce, Des Walker, Keane and Clough.Quizzed on which was the best team he played in, Chettle split the answer in two.”There were a couple of generations of teams,” he continued. “There was one that I first came into playing alongside Stuart Pearce, Des Walker, Steve Hodge, Neil Webb, Nigel Clough. I used to go away and travel with the England U21s and all those boys in the senior group.”It was a great time to be around that football club and in that team because I was only 19 years old so it was a great learning curve for me. “Then the next phase when I was playing alongside Roy Keane, Steve Stone. We had two kind of generations of fantastic teams so it was kind of a different experience for my career and I like them both as equal.”Video Courtesy of NFFCTube TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your say
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The six crew members of MSC Mandy, who were kidnapped on January 2, 2019 in the Gulf of Guinea, have been released.“MSC is pleased and relieved to confirm that the six crew members, who were reported as missing after a small container ship was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea on January 2, have returned home safely,” Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) confirmed to World Maritime News.“MSC has no further comment at this time, out of respect for the crew members and their families.”The terms of the crew’s release were not disclosed.According to NATO’s Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG), the vessel was attacked and boarded by pirates some 55 nautical miles off the coast of Cotonou, while it was traversing through the Gulf of Guinea.The 2,668 TEU ship was sailing from the Port of Lome, Togo, when it was boarded. It had 24 crew members on board, including 23 Russian nationals, according to the information from the Russian Embassy in Nigeria. Six Russian crew members were taken, while the remaining crew members were reported safe.Following the attack, the ship was secured and left Nigerian waters immediately.World Maritime News Staff
SAN FRANCISCO – Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company’s eight-year history trading on the stock market.In his typically unorthodox fashion, the eccentric Musk dropped his bombshell on his Twitter account, which he has used as a platform for pranks, vitriol and now for a proposal to pull off one of the biggest buyouts in U.S. history.Musk got the ball rolling Tuesday after the stock market had already been open more than three hours with a tweet announcing he had secured funding to buy all of Tesla’s stock at $420 per share with no further details.At that price, the buyout would cost nearly $72 billion, based on Tesla’s outstanding stock as of July 27, but it’s unlikely the deal would cost that much because Musk owns a roughly 20 per cent stake in the Palo Alto, California, company. He also said he intends to give Tesla’s existing shareholders the option of retaining a stake in the company through a special fund, if they want.“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured,” Musk wrote in his first tweet, following up with “good morning” and a smiley emoji. He later tweeted that the only uncertainty about completing the deal is whether he can gain shareholder approval.The first tweet came hours after the Financial Times reported that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had built a significant stake in Tesla Inc., but it was unclear if that was the funding Musk was referring to. The Financial Times, citing unnamed people with direct knowledge of the matter said Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund had built a stake of between 3 and 5 per cent of Telsa’s shares.Musk’s announcement was initially met with widespread skepticism, with many people connecting the proposed price to 420 being a common slang term for marijuana.Musk also previously used his Twitter account to joke that Tesla was going bankrupt in an April Fool’s Day tweet and his stability was called into question last month after he called a British diver who helped rescue children from a Thailand cave a pedophile. That baseless tweet was quickly deleted and Musk apologized to the diver.The confusion caused by Musk’s Tuesday announcement via Twitter also prompted regulators of the Nasdaq stock market to temporarily suspend trading in Tesla’s stock. Although it’s unusual for a CEO to make such a major announcement over social media, it does not appear to be improper.“It’s very unusual for any CEO other than Elon Musk. This is not how you do it and it makes you wonder how seriously to take it,” said Erik Gordon, a business and law professor at the University of Michigan.Musk probably wasn’t violating any regulations by simply announcing that he was considering taking the company private, Gordon said, but his assertion that the funding already has been locked up could “expose him to at least potential legal risk” if it turns out that the financing is on shaky footing.Musk later brought some clarity to the situation in an email to Tesla employees that was also posted on Tesla’s blog. Trading in Tesla’s stock resumed shortly after the letter’s release, and the stock climbed 11 per cent to close at $379.57. Musk’s offer is 9 per cent higher than Tesla’s peak closing price of $385 reached nearly a year ago.By taking Tesla private, Musk believes that the company will be able to sharpen its long-term focus of revolutionizing an automobile industry dominated by fuel-combustion vehicles without having to cater to investors’ fixation on how the business is faring from one quarter to the next.Making money has proven elusive for Tesla while it has been investing in electric car technology and ramping up production of its vehicles, including a sedan with a starting price of $35,000 to appeal to a broader audience.The company has only posted a quarterly profit twice in its history and has never made money during an entire calendar year, something that Musk has been trying to change by cutting costs, including recent mass layoffs that trimmed Tesla’s workforce by 9 per cent. Tesla lost another $717.5 million in its most recent quarter.Musk “has been running Tesla like a private company with publicly traded stock anyway so this deal makes some sense,” Gartner analyst Mike Ramsey said.Tesla completed an initial public offering of stock in 2010, largely because Wall Street provided a convenient vehicle to raise billions of dollars to finance its expansion. By going private, Tesla will lose that convenient source of financing, something that could cause massive headaches if the company continues to burn through cash as much as it has in recent years, Ramsey said.Despite its challenges, Tesla has remained a favourite among many investors, partly because of their faith in Musk, who made his initial fortune as a co-founder of PayPal and also is the CEO of a trail-blazing aerospace company, SpaceX, that’s already private.But another substantial segment of investors are convinced Tesla is doomed to fail and are betting on the company’s eventual demise by becoming “short sellers” of its stock. Short sellers borrow shares from other investors and then immediately sell them on the premise that they will be able to buy them back at a lower price later to replace they stock they borrowed.Musk has long raged against short sellers and mentioned his desire to be rid of them as one of his reasons for taking Tesla private.“Being public means that there are large numbers of people who have the incentive to attack the company,” he wrote.If Musk decides against going private, Gordon said his credibility could take another hit, though one he could weather.“If he doesn’t go forward with it, it will end up be another Elon Musk big mouth faux pas,” Gordon said. “He will live to see another day. People will shake their heads and say, ‘that’s Elon.’”____Alexandra Olson reported from New York.
OTTAWA — The head of the U.S. space agency says he wants to see Canadian astronauts walking on the moon before long, as part of a first step toward exploration of the farther reaches of space.Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, says he wants Canada’s decades-long space partnership with the U.S. to continue as it embarks on the creation of its new Lunar Gateway.The U.S. is seeking broad international support for the next-generation space station it is planning to send into orbit around the moon starting in 2021.Bridenstine says he wants Canada to contribute its expertise in artificial intelligence and robotics, and that could include a next-generation Canadarm on the Lunar Gateway and more Canadian technology inside.He says the U.S. return to the moon is a stepping stone to a much more ambitious goal: deep-space exploration that could include reaching Mars in the next two decades.Bridenstine is in Ottawa for a large gathering of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, where speculation is running high about Canada’s possible participation in the U.S. space program.Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, a vocal booster of Canada’s AI hubs in Ontario and Quebec, is also scheduled to speak, along with one of Canada’s former astronauts, Marc Garneau, the current federal transport minister.The Canadian Press
Do you savour cheese omelettes? If so, think again as consuming more eggs and dietary cholesterol may up the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death from any cause, researchers have warned. The study suggests that egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all commonly consumed foods. One large egg has 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol in the yolk. “The take-home message is really about cholesterol, which happens to be high in eggs and specifically yolks,” said co-author Norrina Allen, Associate Professor at the Northwestern University. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”As part of a healthy diet, people need to consume lower amounts of cholesterol. People who consume less cholesterol have a lower risk of heart disease,” Allen added. For the study, which will be published in the journal JAMA, the team involved 29,615 adults from six prospective cohort studies for up to 31 years of follow up. They found eating 300 mg of dietary cholesterol per day was associated with 17 per cent higher risk of incident cardiovascular disease and 18 per cent higher risk of all-cause deaths. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe cholesterol was the driving factor independent of saturated fat consumption and other dietary fat, the team said. Eating three to four eggs per week was associated with 6 per cent higher risk of CVD and 8 per cent higher risk of any cause of death, they added. The researchers say that eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. However, the most recent dietary guidelines omitted a daily limit for dietary cholesterol. The guidelines also include weekly egg consumption as part of a healthy diet. An adult in the US gets an average of 300 milligrams per day of cholesterol and eats about three or four eggs per week. Other animal products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products (butter or whipped cream) also have high cholesterol content, said lead author Wenze Zhong from the varsity.
New Delhi: The Congress Saturday fielded actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha as its Lok Sabha poll candidate from the Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar, hours after he joined the party quitting the BJP. The 72-year-old Sinha, the incumbent MP from the seat, will face senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Congress also announced that former Himachal Pradesh minister Ramlal Thakur will contest from the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat in the state against sitting BJP MP Anurag Thakur. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details In Punjab, the party fielded Jasbir Singh Gill Dimpa from Khadoor Sahib, former IAS officer Amar Singh from Fatehgarh Sahib (reserve), and folk singer Mohammed Sadique from the Faridkot Lok Sabha seat. With the latest list of five candidates, a total of 377 names have been announced by the party for the Lok Sabha elections. The names were announced after party leaders from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar met Congress president Rahul Gandhi earlier during the day. Among those present during the meeting were: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AICC secretary and the party’s Punjab affairs in-charge Asha Kumari, Himachal Pradesh Congress chief Kuldeep Rathore and state CLP leader Mukesh Agnihotri.
Kolkata: Dazzling colourful lights on the bridge over the Bagjola canal in New Town is a sight to behold.The bridge is situated close to the Biswa Banga Convention Centre and Zone The Park. In addition to the decoration with lights, the bridge the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) has come up with illuminated fountains on the canal. The Bagjola Canal was used to offload garbage and rubbish till the canal was given a facelift. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring one of her trips to the New Town city to hold an administrative review meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked HIDCO chairman Debashis Sen if setting up of a floating vegetable market was possible on the canal. Following which the canal, which was full of hyacinth, was cleaned and steps were taken to beautify its banks. As the canal is situated close to the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, which a venue for various cultural programmes, the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation authorities thought that areas surrounding the canal should be developed to give it a new look. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThis apart, those who stay at Zone The Park often go out in the evening to take a stroll on the banks of the canal. Not only the banks of the canal, the beauty of New Town at night has attained a new height all together. US citizen Shiv Kumar Ganguly, who had been demanding a good park in the city for a long time, said: “My view on Kolkata changed ever since I visited New Town. Some friends took me to Eco Park, which can compete with any urban park in Europe or United States. Footfall in no park in the United States has crossed 10 million in five years. The Eco Park is so clean and maintained so well.” Many people from Kolkata and its neighhood visit New Town to see the lights at night. The specially-designed lights at the seven wonders are a real spectacle. The miniature Pyramid, Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China look beautiful and close to real at night when the lights are on. It may be mentioned that HIDCO has taken several steps to conserve power as a part of clean and green city drive in New Town.
Mumbai: Actress Patralekhaa, who features in the upcoming film “Badnaam Gali” alongside Divyendu Sharma, says the dull phase in her career has taught her not to live on someone’s mercy and only sign up for films she is convinced with. Patralekhaa of “Citylights” fame told IANS: “One of the most important lessons that I have learnt from the tough phase of my career is that if I am not convinced, I won’t play the character. I think for a performer, for an actor, conviction is one of the most important elements and if I am not fully convinced, it shows in my performance. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “So from now on, everything I will do, I will do it with conviction. Also I have stopped taking nonsense from people because we actors are here by choice and we cannot be on anybody’s mercy… No one should make us feel insecure or vulnerable just because an artiste has a sensitive mind.” Releasing on the OTT platform ZEE5 on Friday, the film “Badnaam Gali” tells the story of a young surrogate mother named Noyonika Ganguly, played by Patralekhaa. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up The film was shot in Delhi. “We shot in summer. The temperature was around 42 degrees and I was wearing that prosthetic belly as you know I have played a pregnant girl. It was physically exhausting under that heat. I was sweating all over and I was getting tired, but everything was worth it when we saw the end result,” she said. Asked about how the story of a surrogate mother has become acceptable for the audience, she said: “The good thing is that time is changing. An unmarried pregnant girl is always a taboo in the society and that is why earlier when actresses like Preity Zinta did that film ‘Kya Kehna’, it was an example. “Now it is great to see that the audience is receptive towards these kind of stories. That is how actors like us are getting chances to work on good stories. I always choose my films as an audience because I am the first audience of my film. “Though it is a story told in a lighter manner, it raises some important questions. She is a surrogate mother, an independent girl with a very unapologetic attitude and how society treats her… Digital platforms really have given us the opportunity to some of these progressive stories.” After “Badnaam Gali”, Patralekhaa has another film in her kitty. It is directed by Pradeep Sarkar, and the actress says it is quite dark and different. “We have room for versatility too,” she said. Starting her career in Bollywood with the film “CityLights”, Patralekhaa has also appeared in the web series “Bose: Dead/Alive”. She has been through few years of struggle to get good film offers, though critics always praised her performance. While she has an inclination towards playing a strong woman on-screen, she knows that as an actor, she shouldn’t say that “I only want to play such character.” “Yes, my character should have a strong opinion, but she could be vulnerable too. I think that is the intriguing point for me that I look for in every good script,” added Patralekhaa.
Floyd Mayweather does not like being locked up so much, which is a surprise to no one.And surely he did not like the decision that came down Wednesday from a judge who denied his request that he be released from jail because the low-quality food and water have threatened his health.Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragoas wrote in her decision that Mayweather, who began serving and 87-day sentence for domestic battery on June 1, shoulde should eat and drink what is being given to him behind bars. She also wrote that water has been made available to Mayweather around the clock and the only reason he isn’t eating properly is because he refuses to eat the provided meals. Saragosa said Mayweather’s complaints that he is unable to exercise in jail are also unfounded.“While the physical training areas and times provided to (Mayweather) may not be consistent with his prior regimen, he is indeed provided sufficient space and time for physical activity if he so chooses,” Saragosa decided.A mere 10 days after Mayweather turned himself in to begin his three-month sentence, his legal team filed an emergency motion Monday asking the court to put him under house arrest or move him into the general jail population — something that jail officials had avoided to protect the celebrity fighter. The motion claimed the undefeated champion might never fight again because he was getting out of shape in solitary confinement.Mayweather lawyer Richard Wright didn’t immediately return a phone message late Wednesday. Wright said earlier this week that he was not seeking special treatment for the 35-year-old fighter.Mayweather pleaded guilty last year to reduced domestic battery charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend while two of their children watched. The plea deal allowed him to avoid trial on felony charges that could have gotten Mayweather up to 34 years in prison if he was convicted. Mayweather was sentenced Dec. 22, but was allowed to remain free long enough to make a Cinco de Mayo weekend fight.Mayweather’s legal team told the court this week that his personal physician, Dr. Robert Voy, visited the jail Friday and determined the fighter had lost muscle tone. Voy estimated Mayweather was consuming fewer than 800 calories a day instead of his usual 3,000 or 4,000 calories. Mayweather also wasn’t drinking enough because he wasn’t allowed bottled water and doesn’t enjoy tap water.“I am concerned about Floyd withdrawing, developing anger he cannot dissipate through the usual means of dedicated exercise and training,” Voy wrote in an affidavit. “Boxing has been Mr. Mayweather’s life since he was a young man and we need champions of this type to continue to their natural retirement and hopefully their contributions to society thereafter.”
Redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett carries the ball during a game against Michigan State on Nov. 8 in East Lansing, Mich. OSU won, 49-37.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFollowing arguably the biggest win at Ohio State during the Urban Meyer era, the Buckeyes are preparing for their second-consecutive ranked opponent.Entering the third week of the College Football Playoff rankings, the Buckeyes jumped up six spots to No. 8 and the Minnesota Golden Gophers appeared for the first time on the list at No. 25.As the Buckeyes get set to travel to blustery Minneapolis, The Lantern sports editors have come up with a list of five things to look for when OSU takes on the Golden Gophers.1. Can OSU keep its eye on the prize?Let’s be honest, last week’s win over Michigan State was probably the biggest win for the Buckeyes since the 2010 Rose Bowl against Oregon.But was it too much for the Buckeyes to handle?The mantra around OSU since Meyer arrived in Columbus has been giving players and coaches 24 hours to enjoy a win, but redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas said Monday that the Buckeyes were still enjoying the victory.With that said, will the Buckeyes overlook a Minnesota team that is coming off of a 51-14 drubbing of Iowa?Only time will tell.2. Will the weather affect the Buckeye offense?While the entire Buckeye starting offensive line is from Ohio, their starting quarterback is from Texas, and probably hasn’t played in a game as cold as he will Saturday.While the kickoff temperature was 39 degrees last week in East Lansing, Mich., the estimated high temperature in Minneapolis for Saturday, as of Wednesday night, was just 28 degrees with a low of nine.Barrett, who has ignited the Buckeye offense, averaging 304.22 yards per game by himself has been on the sidelines for games like this (see 2013 games against Indiana and Michigan) but has never had to play in such bitter temps.Just one current Buckeye offensive player was on the roster the last time OSU played in Minnesota, and that is redshirt-senior Darryl Baldwin, who was still a defensive lineman at the time.The Buckeyes won 52-10 in the last matchup in 2010, a win that was later vacated because of NCAA violations committed by former coach Jim Tressel, then-quarterback Terrelle Pryor and other players.3. Can J.T. Barrett make a Heisman push?If Barrett can have an encore performance from his 386 total yard, five touchdown game against the Spartans, there is a good chance Barrett could enter serious Heisman discussions.The redshirt-freshman made his first appearance on ESPN’s Heisman Watch this week, and currently ranks second in the FBS in touchdowns responsible for with 34 (26 passing, eight rushing).In addition, Barrett is just five touchdown passes away from breaking the school record for touchdown passes in a season, set by the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner, Troy Smith.For Barrett to enter serious consideration, there is no doubt the Buckeyes will have to win their remaining games, plus a Big Ten title.But if Barrett can look as good as he did against Michigan State the rest of the season, don’t be surprised if you see the Texas native in New York for the Heisman ceremonies.4. Can Minnesota senior running back David Cobb emulate Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford?Minnesota senior running back David Cobb (27) runs the ball during a game against Purdue on Oct. 18 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won, 39-38.Credit: Courtesy of TNSSure, OSU ended up beating the Spartans, but the redshirt-senior running back Langford gouged the Buckeyes’ defense for 137 yards and three touchdowns on just 18 carries.Now that same defense has to find a way to slow down Cobb, who has already racked up 1,205 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground this season. He’s the workhorse of the Minnesota offense — he has 227 carries while the team as a whole has only attempted 165 passes.Apart from an Oct. 25 misstep against Illinois, the Golden Gophers’ only loss this season accompanied Cobb’s worst game of the year. Minnesota lost to Texas Christian University, 30-7, in September, and Cobb had just 41 yards on 15 carries. Outside of that game, he’s had at least 71 rushing yards per game — including a pair of 200-plus yard outings. If the Buckeyes can slow Cobb down, it could be a long day for redshirt-sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner. But if he gets rolling early, OSU might face a difficult task to keep its seven-game winning streak alive.5. What role will the OSU H-backs play?With sophomore H-back Dontre Wilson — the Buckeyes’ typical starter — out with a broken foot, it’ll be up to a few different players to pick up the slack.The first option is likely to be redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall, who has already shined multiple times for OSU this season. The former high school quarterback can line up in a variety of positions for the Buckeyes, including at quarterback in the wildcat package.Leading up to the showdown in Minneapolis, Meyer even hinted that the Buckeyes “have a couple passes” in place for Marshall going forward. He failed to connect on his only passing attempt so far this season, but Meyer and the coaching staff clearly have some faith in his arm.But even if Marshall doesn’t let it fly, the H-back spot could have a notable impact for the Buckeyes. Meyer mentioned that freshman Noah Brown will be in the mix, and at 240 pounds, he adds a new dimension to the OSU attack.No matter if Brown is causing mismatch problems with his size or if Marshall is showing off his arm, the Buckeyes will likely try to put as much firepower on the field as they can.OSU is scheduled to take on the Golden Gophers on Saturday at noon in Minneapolis.
Related Items:corruption, education, Pdm, sharlene robinson TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Dec 2015 – ‘Integrity – Live it’ was the theme of the Anti-Corruption Day commemoration held by the TCI Integrity Commission and addressing attendees was attorney and PDM Leader, Hon Sharlene Robinson. Robinson, who as a member of the House of Assembly heads one of the arms of the House which forensically examines the movement of public monies as the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee issued a challenge to the Commission. Hon. Sharlene Robinson, PDM Leader: “…do more in the area of adult education especially in the climate that we are in. More must be said of the effects of corruption and how it impacts national development and how benefits can disappear or be reduced as a result. There is a great need for that connection to be made. I encourage you to partner with all Churches, attack the language barrier, use all the media tools available to educate and be courageous in showing the results of corruption. The task is great but achievable – you have many valuable partners awaiting your call. This will go a long way in the TCI’s public taking ownership of this Institution that others envy.”
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seek to further strengthen strategic ties with India.ReutersThe US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived on Tuesday for talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi, where he is expected to tackle a host of delicate issues from trade to India’s longstanding defence and energy ties to Russia and Iran.Relations between the United States and India have improved dramatically since the Cold War but they have still fallen short of their promise and now have run into serious problems over tariffs, flows of data and tighter Indian rules on online commerce in one of the world’s fastest-growing large markets.Pompeo landed in New Delhi late on Tuesday night after an unannounced trip to Kabul.He will kick off his visit to India by calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was re-elected for a second term last month with a powerful mandate that analysts say gives him the chance to take bold reforms to propel Asia’s third-largest economy towards faster growth.Just ahead of his visit, New Delhi imposed tariffs on some US goods after President Donald Trump’s administration threw India out of a group of countries that were allowed duty-free access for some of their products into the large US market.While trade issues are led by the US Trade Representative’s office and the commerce departments, Pompeo is expected to raise some of the concerns US companies have about new rules on the local storage of data as well as restrictions on foreign companies’ online operations in India.”We expect trade and e-commerce to figure in the meetings with the PM and the foreign minister, we are ready to engage them on data issues,” said an Indian government official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with service rules.PRESSURE Pompeo’s visit is expected to lay the ground for talks between Trump and Modi later in the week on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the Japanese city of Osaka.India hopes that this week’s high-level meetings will help re-start talks over a trade package the two had been negotiating for months, the official said.In recent weeks, the United States has also stepped up pressure on India not to proceed with its purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia.India says the missiles are necessary to bolster defences against China, but Washington has said it would prefer India to consider other options including US defence firms for alternative weapons systems.A second Indian official said India believed it had a case for a waiver from US sanctions should it go ahead with the missile system purchase from Russia.Washington has also threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey, a NATO ally, which is also buying the S-400 system.Under US pressure India has stopped buying oil from Iran, one of its top suppliers and the two Indian officials said the oil-dependent economy had taken a hit as a result.Now, with tensions rising between the United States and Iran, New Delhi is further worried about the security of its energy supplies.
Former Infosys CFO and currently, Manipal Global Education Chairman TV Mohandas Pai (extreme right) at an event in Bengaluru on August 9, 2016.IANS”In the absence of a post-graduation qualification in engineering with an adequate specialisation, engineering graduates passing out of India’s colleges will find it tough to get a job in IT companies.” This is the straight and simple message from TV Mohandas Pai, former CFO of Infosys.”In future if you want to have a job, you must have M Tech, you must know coding and you must be an expert. You must have some level of expertise,” Pai, who currently heads Manipal Global Education, told news agency PTI.Read: Pessimism, fear grips IT employees, mid-level staff most vulnerableThe days of IT companies hiring fresh engineering graduates and then imparting training to them for four to six months to make them industry-ready are over, according to him.”They (IT companies) are not going to catch you raw and give you training for six months and pay for it. Why should they waste their time? They will test you on your coding skills and if you know very good coding, they will hire you,” he told the agency.The statement comes amid reports of massive layoffs by IT companies such as Tech Mahindra, Wipro, Capgemini and Cognizant, though most of them have played down such reports and said trimming of workers based on performance appraisal is an annual feature and no different this year.A top recruitment firm estimated the number of IT jobs that could be potentially under threat at six lakhs in the $150-billion industry that employs about 40 lakh people.”The digital tsunami will trigger jobs cuts in a big way in the IT industry that employs about 40 lakh people…about 24 lakh of them will have to be re-trained…but there are limitations here,” Kris Lakshmikanth, chairman and managing director of Head Hunters, told International Business Times India Edition last month. “Out of these 24 lakh employees, only about 50 percent, or approximately 12 lakh, can be re-trained and about 6 lakh can manage with existing skills. The rest, approximately 6 lakh, will lose their jobs over the next three years,” he added.He based his assessment on a report presented by McKinsey & Company at the Nasscom India Leadership Forum in February.He said senior managers, typically earning about Rs 25 lakh or more per annum, would be the worst hit. “Even if they are willing to take a salary cut, not many will be willing to hire them,” Lakshmikanth said.”My inferences are based on the McKinsey report and discussions with top executives of IT companies,” he added.The layoff wave, so to speak, will impact those employed in telecom and banking sectors also, he added.
Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, despite an outcry from activists at the “cruel and unjust” punishment.The case has sparked widespread condemnation and focused attention on what rights groups say is a deteriorating climate for the gay community in the Muslim-majority country.Campaigners said it was the first time that women in Malaysia have been caned for violating a sharia regulation which forbids same-sex relations.The country operates a dual-track legal system and Islamic courts can handle religious and family matters for Muslim citizens, as well as cases such as adultery.The women, aged 22 and 32, were arrested in April by Islamic enforcement officers after they were found in a car in a public square in northern Terengganu state, one of the country’s most conservative areas.The pair, whose identities have not been revealed, pleaded guilty last month to breaking Islamic laws and were sentenced to six strokes of the cane each and a fine of 3,300 ringgit ($800).They were caned at the Sharia High Court in Kuala Terengganu, state capital of Terengganu, a court official confirmed to AFP.The women’s conviction sparked a storm of criticism. Before the caning was carried out, Gwen Lee, Amnesty International’s Malaysia head, slammed the punishment as “cruel and unjust”.Malaysia “must end the use of caning and repeal the laws that impose these torturous punishments completely,” she said.Thilaga Sulathireh, from transgender rights group Justice for Sisters, said the caning would “increase the impunity of perpetrators to carry out acts of violence” aimed at gay people.Concerns have been mounting in recent weeks in Malaysia, a multi-ethnic country where some 60 per cent of the population is Muslim, about a deteriorating climate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.The Islamic affairs minister has spoken out against homosexuals and ordered pictures of LGBT activists to be removed from a public exhibition, while a transgender woman was brutally attacked in the southern state of Negeri Sembilan.Malaysian Muslims have traditionally practised a tolerant brand of Islam but concerns have been growing in recent years that attitudes are becoming more conservative.
.Bangladesh’s three private mobile phone operators have spent Tk 87 billion for online advertisements alone, reveals a report submitted to the High Court by the Bangladesh Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC).Mobile phone service providers Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink paid the money to different social media and online platforms like Google, Facebook, YouTube, IMO, Whatsapp, BTRC told the HC bench comprising justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and justice Md Ashraful Kamal. BTRC’s system and service division’s deputy director engineer Nahidul Hasan submitted the report to the High Court recently.BTRC lawyer AKM Alamgir Parvez told Prothom Alo that Grameenphone, Robi and Banglalink paid over Tk 87,441,905,073 over the last five years for the advertisements online.According to the BTRC report, Grameenphone alone spends USD 433,125,629 for online advertisement while Robi spends USD 321,338,000 and Banglalink USD 286,469,967. In total the three companies paid out USD 10,400,900,000.BTRC wrote a letter to the mobile phone operators seeking the expenditure breakdown within 7 August,.On 9 April 2019, six lawyers filed the writ petition with the apex court accusing the Google, Amazon, Facebook, and YouTube of evading taxes.Following the writ, the High Court handed down a rule asking the concerned authorities why Google, Amazon, Facebook and YouTube won’t be placed under the revenue net.The court also asked the authorities concerned to form an expert committee and file a report on the income of the online platforms from Bangladesh.Writ petitioner lawyer Mohamamd Humayun Kabir told Prothom Alo that different social media and online platforms like like Google, Facebook, YouTube, IMO, Whatsapp earned Tk 87 billion from the three phone operators. But the companies have no offices in Bangladesh.BTRC lawyer Alamgir Parvez said BTRC has sent a letter to Google, Facebook and YouTube among five companies to set up their own offices in Bangladesh.This report reveals a partial scenario of how much money the company like Google has taken from Bangladesh for advertisements, he added.Other than the phone companies, many Bangladeshi companies, institutions and individuals are circulating advertisements on various online media. The media is taking huge amouts money from the country, the lawyer added. Deputy attorney general Tushar Kanti Roy, who was state counsellor in writ petition, told Prothom Alo that in another report submitted to the court by the National Board of Revenue (NBR) said the government has earned Tk 1.33 billion from advertisements online.Bangladesh Bank’s lawyer Shamim Khaled, he added, filed a plea seeking extension of time over filing a detailed report in this regard.The report will be submitted on the next hearing to be held on 30 October.“Once the report is submitted, the whole picture of how much money the foreign companies like Google, Facebook has earned from Bangladesh will be revealed,” Tushar said.
Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders including South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young and President Emertia of Bennett College for Women Julianne Malveaux, on April 5 at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in the District. The event honored Africare’s pioneering Co-Founders C. Payne Lucas and Dr. Joseph C. Kennedy with Lifetime Achievement Awards for the contributions they have each made to Africare over more than four decades. Africare also paid tribute to its Honorary Chairman, the late Nelson Mandela, through a special video and musical presentation by trumpeter Thaddeus Wilson of the band DC Fusion. Actress Daphne Maxwell Reid, best known for her role as Aunt Viv on the hit-series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. “C. Payne and Dr. Kennedy focused on educating Americans about the challenges Africans face and the tremendous opportunities we have to help,” said Darius Mans, president, Africare. “Their tireless efforts to educate Americans led community, religious and fraternal organizations, as well as government and business entities, to discover Africare and contribute directly to Africa’s regeneration.” Africare was founded in 1970 in response to the devastation wrought in the Sahel by one of the worst droughts the Niger Delta had ever faced. In 1971, as founding board members, Mr. Lucas and Dr. Kennedy reincorporated Africare in the District of Columbia. Under their visionary leadership, Africare matured from working in one region of Niger with a budget of roughly $39,000, to engaging in hundreds of projects spanning 36 African countries over the past 44 years. Today, Africare’s portfolio is valued at more than $200 million, spanning 17 countries. “As Africare continues to grow and serve larger numbers of Africans in need, we always remember our inspirational and dedicated founders, their humble beginnings and their vision that takes us to communities that exist where the road ends,” Mans said. The Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner is held each year in memory of Bishop John T. Walker, the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC and Africare’s longtime Board Chair. Bishop Walker, who passed away 25 years ago this year, distinguished himself as an exemplar of peace, justice and interracial harmony. The dinner plays an important role in enabling Africare to both broaden awareness about its work in Africa and to raise critically needed funds to deliver lifesaving services. This year’s dinner was made possible through the generosity of ExxonMobil, Chevron, The African Development Bank and The Coca-Cola Company, as well as many others from the business community.
The Ladies Guild of Perkins Square Baptist Church is hosting a karaoke and comedy night June 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Comedian Sister Regina Scott from Pennsylvania will be performing. Light fare reception. Donations welcome.