Liverpool can build team around Coutinho, says Kaka

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho is capable of great things at Liverpool and can play the role that Steven Gerrard played for the Premier League side, according to former Brazil international Kaka.Brazilian Coutinho underlined his worth at the club scoring a sensational 25-yard strike in the 86th minute of Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Stoke City on Sunday to seal a 1-0 win.”I have been a big admirer of Coutinho and he can be a very important player for Liverpool and Brazil,” Kaka, who plays for Major League Soccer side Orlando City SC, told the Mirror.Also read: Stoke deserved a point against Liverpool, says Huges”There will be a lot of expectation on him with Liverpool fighting to get back into the Champions League, but I know that he can handle it.”One great player doesn’t make a team, but you can build a team around one great player, and I believe he can be that player,” he added.Like the Brazilian, Gerrard has also moved to MLS where he plays for Los Angeles Galaxy and Kaka believes Coutinho is ready for a bigger role at Liverpool.”Coutinho is a humble guy. He won’t talk about being able to replace a legend like Steven Gerrard, and the truth is nobody could ever replace him, but with Gerrard gone they do need somebody to step up — and he can do that,” Kaka said.last_img read more


first_imgDespite their verbal duel of the past, 80-year-old Despite their verbal duel of the past, 80-year-old Banerjee went on to share a great camaraderie with Datta, whom he considered a true fighter and a guide. “He was trying to demoralise us before the game. He called Bhaichung (Bhutia) Chung Chung but that did not affect me. I did not give in to his taunts. “Amal da was my senior. We played together also. He even used to abuse me when I could not play well. But then we got along well off the pitch. Ive lost a great friend and guide, thats making me sick,” Banerjee said. Hailing him as a pioneer, former footballer Chuni Goswami said, “He has produced many greats. He was a man devoted to football. He always wanted to do something differently. “Its a great loss for Indian football,” Goswami, who started his career in 1954, three years before Datta hung up his playing boots, said. “No other coach or player was more informed about modern football. Its sad that Indian football has never been able to appreciate his value as a coach,” said Subrata Bhattacharya, who had a long career as stopper-back before winning two National Football League titles as Mohun Bagan coach. Terming him a visionary, former India midfielder Satyajit Chatterjee gave Datta the full credit for him becoming a better footballer. “Had I not come in touch with him, I would not have become a complete footballer. I was a newcomer at that time. But I provided the pass for the only goal which helped Mohun Bagan win the Durand Cup (1985),” the former Mohun Bagan captain recalled. Datta, who played as a midfielder for East Bengal from 1953 to 1956, represented India against Pakistan at the Quadrangular meet in Rangoon in 1953. He was also in the Indian squad for the 1954 Asian Games and went to England for an FA coaching course after giving up his boots. On returning to India, he gave up his Railway job and became a professional coach in 1960, a first in India. His coaching career for India spanned from 1987-1988, during which the country played in the SAF Games here and Nehru Cup in Siliguri. PTI TAP PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgMOST READ Far Eastern University repeated over La Salle, 81-60, in the second game and claimed solo fourth as jockeying for playoff position nears fever pitch with the elimination round heading to its homestretch.The Tamaraws got a bit of a breather with the win, going half-a-game up on the Green Archers after improving to 6-6.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceLa Salle slipped below .500 with a 5-6 record.Santo Tomas, which welcomed back Abando after a benching incident in the last game, led by as many as 23 points, 58-35, before NU managed to cut it down to nine, 65-56, heading into the fourth. LATEST STORIES Bouncing back from their 65-55 loss to Ateneo in their previous game, the Tamaraws were a lot sharper, going to work immediately and taking a 27-11 lead at the end of the first period.The Tamaraws would never relinquish the lead as they held La Salle to a poor 23-of-71 shooting while converting on 33 of their 61 attempts from the field.“I was impressed with our offense and more than that, I was happy with our defense,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela, whose team also beat the Archers, 66-55, in the first round.The Tamaraws never let up the whole game and Ken Tuffin gave them a 22-point lead, 74-52, midway through the fourth.LJ Gonzales stuffed the stat sheets for FEU with 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists.Tuffin also finished with 14 points for the Tamaraws while Wendell Comboy added 12 points and seven boards.Justine Baltazar had 16 points and nine boards for the Green Archers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ The Tigers then stepped on the gas again and built a new 20-point lead, 88-68, off a 23-13 run late in the game.“They were having fun, but they know that there’s still the responsibility of playing,” said Santo Tomas coach Aldin Ayo.Soulemane Chabi Yo put up a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Tigers, while CJ Cansino had a season-high 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting, five rebounds and three steals.Renzo Subido and Mark Nonoy also finished in double figures with 14 and 12 points, respectively, while Abando looked aggressively for his shots and finished with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting.Dave Ildefonso had a game-high 27 points with six rebounds for the Bulldogs, who are missing the Final Four for the fourth straight season.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architectcenter_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics ANTIPOLO CITY—University of Santo Tomas was all business in handling National University, scoring an 88-76 victory in Season 82 of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament at Ynares Center here on Saturday.The Growling Tigers, whose ace forward Rhenz Abando was recently reported to be the subject of being recruited by a rival school, played without distractions and rose to 7-6 while sending the Bulldogs reeling to a league-worst 2-9 and out of Final Four contention.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Plain hard work got Yulo to where he is DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Becoming his own manlast_img read more

There were too many gentlemen in my team: Sourav Ganguly on his players not sledging

first_imgSourav Ganguly was known as a fearless leader who shaped and transformed the Indian team into what it is during his time as captain between 2000 and 2005.Dada, as he was fondly called by his teammates, was a leader in every sense as he led by example on the field with the bat, his captaincy and even with the verbal wars that he engaged in with his opponents from time to time.Ganguly was not one to shy away from giving it back to the opposition and also backed his players to not back down against sledging.But Sourav Ganguly revealed on Tuesday that not all of his players were willing to engage in verbal wars as there were too many gentlemen in his team and it was only Harbhajan Singh who followed his instructions without batting an eyelid.”It was very hard with that team, because we had too many gentlemen. If you ask Rahul Dravid to do that, he’ll come back and say ‘No no no that’s not the right way to play.'”You ask V.V.S. Laxman to do that, he’ll say ‘I’m concentrating on my batting.’ And if you tell Sachin to do it, he will stand at mid-on and tell the mid-wicket fielder to sledge Steve Waugh, and himself not do it,” Ganguly said on air during the rain interruption in the World Cup 2019 semi-final between India and New Zealand in Manchester.”There were a lot of issues in that team. The only ones holding the Indian flag were Harbhajan Singh and Sourav Ganguly. Sardarji did everything I told him to do,” said Ganguly, who turned 47 on July 8.advertisementThe first semi-final between India and New Zealand has to be stopped after 46.1 overs in the first innings due to heavy rain in Manchester.New Zealand were 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs when rain forced the players off the field and match officials waited for more than four hours before deciding to take the game to its reserve day.The game will resume from where it was stopped on Tuesday with Ross Taylor and Tom Latham unbeaten on 67 and 3 respectively.Also Read | India vs New Zealand semi-final 1st ever World Cup knock-out match to move into reserve dayAlso Read | India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final Reserve Day: What it means for IndiaAlso See:last_img read more

This Old Jim Harbaugh Tweet About Chicken Is Going Viral

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 28: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a roughing the kicker call against his team during the first quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Jim Harbaugh is no stranger to going viral for his general ridiculousness. Today, a story came out that was extra weird, even for him.Quarterback Wilton Speight transferred from Michigan to UCLA this off-season. He spent the last few years playing for Harbaugh in Ann Arbor.According to Speight, Harbaugh doesn’t want his players eating chicken. In fact, he links chicken consumption to some sort of bizarre degradation of American society, or something.From Bleacher Report:How do you explain the Harbaugh Experience? Former Michigan (and current UCLA) quarterback Wilton Speight tells a story to sum it up nicely. Early in his Michigan tenure, Harbaugh pulled Speight aside and told him not to eat chicken, a protein that is considered fairly safe by nutritionists. When Speight asked why, Harbaugh said, “because it’s a nervous bird.”“He thinks some type of sickness injected its way into the human population when people began eating white meats instead of beef and pork,” Speight says. “And he believes it, 100 percent.”Jim Harbaugh didn’t always take such an anti-chicken stance.In fact, there is Twitter evidence that Harbaugh felt less foul about fowl just over three years ago.He wished fullback Nick Volk a happy birthday on March 4, 2015, and promoted his hometown of Frankenmuth for its chicken.Happy 19th Birthday to UofM Fullback Nick Volk from The Great Michigan town of Frankenmuth, also known for the Best Chicken you’ll ever eat— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) March 4, 2015It’s unclear what has changed in the last three-plus years. All I know is that I really need some parents to serve Harbaugh their best chicken dishes during in-home visits now, just to see what happens.last_img read more

Provincial Grants Support Mineral Exploration

first_imgNine prospector grants, two shared-funding project grants and a research grant may help find and develop new mineral deposits across the province. Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller announced $184,540 in grant funding today, July 19. “Nova Scotia has great economic potential in our natural resources,” said Ms. Miller. “With the Mineral Incentive Program, we are encouraging research and exploration that may ultimately lead to new mines and the creation of jobs for our young people in rural Nova Scotia.” Prospector grants of up to $15,000 fund activities by prospectors on grassroots exploration activities to find economically viable mineral resources. Shared Funding Grants provide up to 50 per cent of eligible costs and are cost-shared by industry and government. They are designed to fund exploration and evaluation activities beyond the grassroots level. The incentive program also supports university-based research into mineral deposits. This year, the program will support research at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. In addition to the grant, which funds the research, the program links industry with innovative university researchers, and provides support for training the next generation of mineral deposit geologists. “The Mineral Incentive Program has given me the opportunity to test historic drill core samples for indium, an element in high-demand in today’s world of flat screen televisions, solar panels and touch screens,” said John Shurko, one of this year’s grant recipients. “As a prospector, I am hoping these initial steps may bring us closer to defining a resource that could one day attract larger scale economic benefits to our province.” Applications were evaluated by the department’s Geoscience and Mines Branch, based on the quality and merit of the work proposal and its potential to lead to a new mineral discovery or significantly advance a project. Applicants also had to show they were capable of completing the proposed project. There will be more Mineral Incentive Program grants announced later this year. Information about the program is available at novascotia.ca/natr/meb/nsmip/nsmip1.asp.last_img read more

Suits Renewed For Season 8 Without Patrick J Adams Meghan Markle

first_img‘Suits’ Star Patrick J. Adams Opens Up About His Decision to LeaveThe actor talks exclusively with THR about exiting the USA Network drama after eight seasons.Patrick J. Adams is ready for his next act.After seven seasons on Suits, the SAG Award-nominated actor is officially exiting the USA Network “Blue Skies” legal drama.The actor, who has played Mike Ross for more than 100 episodes of the Aaron Korsh-created series, is going out on his own terms and will officially exit the show when season seven wraps this year. The final eight episodes of season seven return March 28, and the series has already been renewed for an eighth season as Dule Hill has been upped to regular to help fill the void created by Adams’ and co-star Meghan Markle’s departure.  READ MORE ‘Suits’ Renewed For Season 8 Without Patrick J. Adams & Meghan MarkleUSA Network has given a Season 8 renewal to its long-running drama series Suits.The network also officially confirmed the exits of original cast members Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle after the end of Season 7.Returning for Season 8 are fellow original cast members Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter), Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen) and Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt), joined by Dulé Hill (Alex Williams), who has been promoted to a series regular after recurring this season. READ MORE Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams’ final Suits episode date setIt’s official: Patrick J. Adams is leaving Suits, too.Two months after announcing Meghan Markle’s impending departure, USA Network has finally confirmed that Adams, who plays lead character Mike Ross, is also leaving the long-running legal drama at the end of season 7. The on-screen couple will say their goodbyes in the two-hour season 7 finale, which will air Wednesday, April 25. The show’s seventh season will resume Wednesday, March 28 at 9 p.m.However, it’s not all bad news!  READ MOREMeghan Markle Is Just Beginning the ‘Crazy Part of Her Life,’ Patrick J. Adams SaysPatrick J. Adams is getting candid about his decision to leave Suits.The 36-year-old actor announced on Tuesday that he was exiting the USA Network legal drama after seven seasons, and in a new interview, he’s revealing why he felt it was time to say goodbye to Mike Ross, the character he’s played since the series debuted in 2011. Adams and his co-star, Meghan Markle, whose departure was made official in November after her engagement to Prince Harry, will make their final appearance in the two-hour season finale airing Wednesday, April 25. READ MOREcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

We have work to do Bellegarde says AFN has moved on from

first_imgNation to NationNational Chief Perry Bellegarde agrees there’s a “perception” of political interference during voting day at the Assembly of First Nations’ election of national chief Wednesday in Vancouver.But Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett meeting with Alberta chiefs about an hour before polls opened “didn’t have any implication or any impact on the election in any way, shape or form.”In fact, he said it’s old news.“We have moved on already. We have work to do,” said Bellegarde on Nation to Nation, APTN’s political show airing Thursday at 6:30 p.m. EST.After the first ballot didn’t declare a winner three candidates gathered on the main stage demanding answers after Bennett’s meeting saying she should have been nowhere near the election.In the end, Bellegarde was re-elected on the second ballot giving him a second term at the helm of the lobby group made up of First Nation chiefs.Only Russ Diabo maintained the election was “tainted” in what was supposed to be his concession speech.“I think this election is really tainted with the Crown minister being involved in the election process … this organization is basically controlled by the Trudeau government,” Diabo said as the crowd booed him.Candidates Sheila North and Miles Richardson spoke strongly against Bennett before the results of the second ballot but didn’t address it in their concession speeches and congratulated Bellegarde.Bennett addressed the controversy Thursday saying in no way was she trying to meddle with the election.As for Bellegarde he just wants to keep working.“We have momentum going on with child welfare. We have to fix that system … let’s get the work going and finish what we started,” said Bellegarde in a lengthy interview with Nation to Nation host Todd Lamirande.“I always say ‘closing the gap’ in terms of getting the same quality of life for First Nations people as everybody else in Canada.”That means the AFN needs to keep pushing.“For continued investments in education and training, continued investments in housing, continued investments in ending the boil water supply, developing strategies to deal with the 40,000 children in foster care,” he said.Bellegarde spoke about initiatives the Trudeau government is working towards like doing away with the Indian Act through the development Indigenous rights framework.He said First Nations need to seize that framework from the feds.“We’re not co-developing the rights reconciliation framework … the Crown is doing that on their own. We’re going to have to take control of that process and involve our people – the chiefs, the leaders, the elders, the youth, the women’s council. All of that will have to happen if we’re going to breathe life into it,” he said.Bennett said she has been meeting with groups across the country since the spring but critics say it’s being rushed as the Trudeau government wants it completed before the October 2019 election.“There’s only one piece of legislation that First Nations really feel good about, because it’s being co-developed – that’s the Indigenous Language Act,” said Bellegarde.He also addressed concerns that the AFN is out of touch with people and doesn’t speak for them.But he said the AFN is a chief’s organization.“The chiefs represent all the people, on and off the reserve,” he said.He added the AFN is always looking for ways to improve.N2N@aptn.calast_img read more

Fort Nelson RCMP investigating threat of a school shooting

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The Fort Nelson RCMP are investigating graffiti found on the side of R.L. Angus School in Fort Nelson that suggests there could be a school shooting on May 7 and 8.According to a letter sent out to parents on May 4, the School District and RCMP discovered the graffiti and are now investigating the threat.  At this time, Superintendent of Schools Diana Samchuck says “the threat is not seen as entirely credible, however, one can ever be 100% certain.”The District says parents can decide if they want to bring their child to school on Monday, May 7 and Tuesday, May 8. The RCMP will have an increased presence at the school both days and the side doors will be secured.  All students, staff and visitors will have to use the main entrance of the building.Absences will not be counted towards any attendance policy.District Staff are asking the public to contact the RCMP if they have any further information about the graffiti.A similar threat was found targeting the Fort Nelson Secondary School back in February.last_img read more

Cong announces Rs 1 lakh for identity of man seen exchanging money

first_imgAhmedabad: Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Friday said his party would give a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone who could reveal the identity of a man seen in a video purportedly exchanging demonetised notes with face value of Rs 5 crore.Speaking at a press conference in the city where he played the video clip for the media, Sibal claimed it was shot in Ahmedabad and that Kamalam, the ruling BJP’s headquarters in Gujarat, was also involved. The grainy video, reportedly shot by journalists here and obtained from a website called www.tnn.world, shows a bearded man exchanging demonetised currency with a face value of Rs 5 crore with new Rs 2,000 notes totalling Rs 3 crore. “The (video) episode happened in Ahmedabad. The person in the video was apparently very close to the BJP. He may well have been a member of the BJP. He, along with others, was running a racket of illegally converting thousands of crores of unaccounted currency after December 31, 2016 (post demonetisation on November 8 that year),” Sibal said. “The process of conversion must have involved politicians, bankers, brokers and others. Those involved in the chain of conversion earned commission of up to 40 per cent,” the Congress leader claimed. “Anybody who can identify the person in the video will be given a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh by the Congress party,” he said, adding that the BJP government had not bothered to probe the video. The video was first released at a press conference on March 26. Hitting back at the time, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said that the Congress was bereft of real issues and was therefore leaning on “fakery”.last_img read more

GuineaBissau Annan proposes extending mandate of UN peacebuilding support office

In a letter to the President of the Security Council released today, the Secretary-General says that President Kumba Yalá requested the extension, until 31 December 2003, of UNOGBIS to allow the Office to continue its activities, especially in support of economic reconstruction and growth.The letter also notes that UNOGBIS has continued to carry out its activities in support of the authorities’ peace-building efforts and has played a constructive role in helping the Government to meet its multiple challenges.”This extension will allow UNOGBIS, in close cooperation with other entities of the United Nations system, including the Bretton Woods institutions, to contribute further to the consolidation of the democratic gains in Guinea-Bissau, to help its people lay the foundations for durable peace and sustainable development and to strengthen the country’s friendly relations with its neighbours,” the Secretary-General writes.Last October, Mr. Annan had requested that the Security Council prolong the Office’s operations, which were due to expire on 31 December 2001, until the end of this year. read more

Annan welcomes coalition agreement on new Cambodian government

The accord between the Cambodian People’s Party and the United National Front for an Independent, Neutral, Peaceful and Cooperative Cambodia (FUNCINPEC) was signed today in the capital Phnom Penh nearly a year after elections were held.”It is [Mr. Annan’s] sincere hope that the agreement will be quickly formalized by the appropriate organs, so that a new government will be established as soon as possible,” a statement issued by a UN spokesman said.

Junk food bad for your health bad for your rights warns UN

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Anand Grover, blamed junk food – ultra-processed and ready to eat, but energy-dense and containing “empty calories” devoid of nutritional value –for the global obesity epidemic and urged the international community to deal with the alarming increase in deaths from diet-related diseases. Presenting his final final report to the UN Human Rights Council, which began its 26th session in Geneva yesterday, the Special Rapporteur warned delegations about disturbing figures, according to which 2.1 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese, and at least 2.8 million die every year because of their weight. “The culprit is ‘junk food,’” Mr. Grover said. “Containing high levels of sugar, salt, trans-fats and saturated fats, this ‘junk’ has unfortunately replaced healthy foods in our diets.”Primarily responsible for the burgeoning rates of obesity and non-communicable diseases across the world, “junk food is not a simple public health issue or a medical concern, it poses a serious challenge to our lives, our health and our rights,” he added.According to the expert, policies of globalization, market consolidation by transnational companies and supermarket chains, skewed foreign direct investment, aggressive advertising of ultra-processed foods and changes in our lifestyles have driven the social transition to unhealthy diets. To reverse the obesity epidemic, Mr. Grover urged States to implement their human rights obligations, not only by providing nutritious food but also by instituting measures to reduce the burden of diseases linked to junk food. In particular, the Special Rapporteur recommended that States formulate multi-sectoral policies with a view to, among others, promoting the availability and accessibility of healthy and nutritious foods; developing food and nutrition guidelines for healthy diets; ensuring that accurate information related to healthy diets is made available, thus allowing consumers to make informed choices; and regulating marketing and advertising of junk food; and adopting consumer-friendly labelling of food products. The human rights expert also underlined “the key role of the food industry in addressing the deleterious trend of unhealthy foods” and urged the industry to refrain from activities undermining people’s right to health. Where legislation is in place to discourage unhealthy foods and promote healthier options, Grover urged food and beverage companies to comply with such laws and stop any activity undermining them, he declared. read more

Ohio State field hockey set for No 18 Indiana Hoosiers

Sophomore midfielder Paige Hamilton (2) fights for the ball against Penn State on Sept. 28 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 4-3.Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefThe road has not been kind to Ohio State field hockey so far this season, but the team is looking to clean things up when it travels to Bloomington, Ind., for a 3 p.m. showdown with the No. 18 Indiana Hoosiers on Friday.The Buckeyes are 1-5 on the road this season and have yet to pick up a Big Ten victory. The team understands the importance of the late conference games and how it can use them as a stepping-stone to the Big Ten Tournament, junior forward Peanut Johnson said.“I think we take, especially Big Ten games, very seriously,” Johnson said. “And each one, we wanna come out with everything. Typically, at least in my career, we’ve come out in the tournament really hard and played really well, so hopefully we get it together for these last few games.”For OSU, it’s all about matchups when facing the Hoosiers. Coach Anne Wilkinson said she wants to find the best way to get her playmakers into space.OSU’s biggest playmaker on the season has been freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey, who leads the team with 11 goals and 30 points. Humphrey picked up her third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor Tuesday after compiling seven points last week in games against Rutgers and Kent State.“My coaches help and even my players help,” Humphrey said. “They’ve taught me the little things that have helped me gotten these awards and helped me get the points I have with all their hard work.”Humphrey’s 30 points put her fourth in the Big Ten.Her next biggest test will be squaring off against All-Big Ten performer Audra Heilman, a senior forward for Indiana. Heilman is fifth in the conference in points with 29, and fourth in the conference with 12 goals on the season.Wilkinson said one of the keys against Indiana will be playing a complete game of field hockey against a team notorious for playing its best late in the game.“It’s gonna be that we need to be able to play consistent field hockey for 70 minutes first, and be able to play 70 minutes strong no matter what,” Wilkinson said. “Indiana’s a team that usually plays well in the second half. We need to be able to compete for 70 minutes.”OSU is then set to return home Sunday to play host to No. 12 Iowa at noon.Iowa boasts the Big Ten’s leader in goals (16) and points (37), Natalie Cafone. The junior forward from Fairfield, N.J., averaged 2.48 points per game in her sophomore season to lead the country.In her junior campaign, she is besting that mark, averaging 2.85 points per game. Cafone poses a major risk to the Buckeyes’ defense, but OSU’s freshman goalie Liz Tamburro has been under fire before.She leads the conference with 90 saves on the season, and it will be up to her to deny Cafone around the front of the net.With six of nine Big Ten teams ranked in the top 20 nationally, the season has become a grind for OSU, Humphrey said, but she added the Buckeyes like it that way.“It shows that we have a lot of competition nationally,” Humphrey said. “And we’ve played a lot of tough teams. We’ve been right there with them, so hopefully we can just finish it now in the next four games.”Those four matchups are the only games remaining on OSU’s regular season schedule. read more

Brazilians among trio busted in Central Rupununi with illegal gun ammo

The eight ammunition components found on the GuyaneseAccording to the police, the men are all being processed for court in the coming days. This is according to a Guyana Police Force statement which detailed that the Guyanese, 43, of South Rupununi was found in possession of eight ammunition components and the foreign nationals ages 43 and 48 years respectively, were found with a twenty-eight (28) gauge single barrel shotgun and five live cartridges. The twenty-eight (28) gauge single barrel shotgun and five live cartridges were found on the BraziliansRoutine patrols by ranks of the Joint Services, commanded by an army Lieutenant, in Central Rupununi, between January 26-28, 2018,  have resulted in the arrest of three males, two of whom are Brazilians, for unlawful possession of arms and ammunition. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMazaruni miners busted with unlicenced firearm, ammoFebruary 28, 2017In “Crime”Chinese national among several in custody for unlicenced firearms, ammoJanuary 20, 2017In “Crime”Guyanese, Brazilians caught with shotgun componentOctober 29, 2015In “Crime” read more

Handover of 25000 motherandbaby files indicates scale and breadth of investigation

first_imgCHILDREN’S MINISTER CHARLIE Flanagan has confirmed that 25,000 files have been handed over from the Sacred Heart Adoption Society to the Cork offices of the Child and Family Agency ‘TUSLA’.The Sacred Heart Sisters operated three of the country’s largest mother-and-baby homes: Bessborough in Cork, Castlepollard in Westmeath and Sean Ross Abbey in Tipperary.Speaking in the Dáil, Flanagan said the figure indicated the scale and breadth of the task facing the Commission of Investigation being set up to examine the country’s mother-and-baby institutions.He made the comments as his Department confirmed that it had received over 100 submissions from individuals and groups as part of the planned investigation.Senior officials from eight Government departments briefed Cabinet today on the interim findings of the cross-departmental review being carried out in advance of the formal start of the Commission of Investigation.A number of Government departments and state agencies were asked to scope the issues relevant to the Commission and to report by the end of June.Flanagan said he intended to move ahead with the finalisation of the terms of reference ”and to bring a resolution to the Oireachtas for consideration prior to the summer recess to facilitate the making of an order to formally establish the Commission”.Regarding the hand-over of documents to TULSA in Cork, he said:What we will have to do is go through these documents, as we in the context of the investigation deal with the very sensitive issues involved – by way of insuring that we have at this point in our history a full and detailed appraisal of what went on over the years.He said the number of files gave a good indication of the the scale of the inquiry, which he said would provide a “detailed history going back to the foundation of the state and up to the 1980s”.Flanagan has been meeting with survivors’ groups, campaigners, academics with expertise in the area, opposition politicians and religious leaders in recent weeks as part of the inter-departmental review.Yesterday afternoon was set as the deadline for submissions to the Department — after a dedicated email address was set up earlier last month.There have been calls to have the Commission include many of the various Protestant-run children’s homes and orphanages, while one group said the investigation may have to examine activities in “around 100″ institutions in all.Read: It’s not just Tuam… Mother-and-baby probe needs to examine at least 100 institutions, Minister toldExclusive: Children died of malnutrition, syphilis, heart failure at mother and baby homelast_img read more

Klopp reveals when Alisson will make Liverpool debut

first_imgNew Liverpool £67million signing Alisson Becker trained with the squad for the first time on Tuesday and will make his Liverpool debut in Saturday’s friendly with Napoli.With the squad set to leave their training base in France for Ireland this weekend, Alisson is expected to start the Reds’ friendly with Napoli at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com:“I’m very pleased [to be able to work with him], but first of all it’s very important he can start now because the season starts in one and half weeks. Each player in the world needs training and time to adapt to his mates.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s pretty likely [he’ll make his debut]. We should not waste time. Then it’ll be nearly a week, or six days in training since he [started] and yes, he will play.“We have two games to do that before we start, so it’s really good. He obviously has a real presence, he’s smart, he’s very nice and it’s good to have him around.“We have two games to do that before we start, so it’s really good. He obviously has a real presence, he’s smart, he’s very nice and it’s good to have him around.last_img read more

The top 10 most read stories in December 2015January 2016

first_imgThe most-read stories online between 4 December 2015 and 13 January 2016:Fairline Boats fails to pay pension contributionsThe luxury boat-building organisation failed to pay employees’ pension contributions for three months prior to going into administration in December 2015. bit.ly/1RqfCJACarlsberg UK to launch car salary sacrifice schemeCarlsberg UK is to launch a car salary sacrifice scheme for its 1,600 employees in spring 2016. It will be available to all staff, including the approximately 300 employees who are members of the existing company car plan, which the new arrangement will sit alongside. bit.ly/1U0vQHpJudge rules on motions in FedEx same-sex spouse pension caseA US District Court Judge has allowed a pension benefits claim brought by the same-sex widow of a FedEx employee to proceed while dismissing two other claims by the plaintiff. bit.ly/1U0r7p2EDF Energy consults on opening defined benefit pension scheme to new membersNew employees at EDF Energy would be given access to its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme through a proposed deal negotiated with trade unions. bit.ly/1n69RELTowers Watson and Willis complete mergerWillis and Towers Watson have officially merged to create Willis Towers Watson. The two organisations first announced that they had signed a definitive merger agreement in June 2015. bit.ly/1ZAYCVYKPMG partner remuneration decreases by 13%Average remuneration for partners at professional services firm KPMG fell by 13% from £715,000 in 2014 to £623,000 in 2015, according to its UK annual report 2015. bit.ly/1n6akXjEY awards staff $1m through global recognition programmeEY has rewarded the achievements of staff through its new global employee recognition programme, Better begins with you. Five winners were awarded $1 million between them to further develop the projects they were recognised for. bit.ly/234Ny2yThe benefits of Lego building, beer smelling and train pushingFrom becoming a master Lego builder to taking on the role of beer smeller, there are numerous unusual vacancies emerging onto the 2016 job market.bit.ly/1Pga4LsCouncil employees receive two-year pay rise offerCouncil employees have been offered a 2% pay increase over two years starting from April 2016. bit.ly/1OmUtMIWolseley UK introduces car salary sacrifice schemeHeating, plumbing and building materials organisation Wolseley UK has introduced a car salary sacrifice scheme for all of its 6,500 employees. bit.ly/1OmUAbilast_img read more

Man riding scooter fatally struck police search for hitandrun driver

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a man riding a scooter in West Miami-Dade.The deadly hit-and-run happened along Northwest Seventh Street and 111th Avenue, Monday morning.According to authorities, 60-year-old Jesus Cruz was hit and killed while riding his scooter.Police are now looking for that driver behind the wheel.Officials said another driver witnessed the crime and officials want to track that person down.If you have any information that can help police, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Instagram and Facebook are back

first_img Facebook Instagram WhatsApp We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images and videos on Instagram. We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #instagramdown— Instagram (@instagram) July 3, 2019 Share your voice I love seeing everyone go into meltdown on Twitter when social media crashes…..let me continue reading my book #instagramdown #whatsappdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/QbbEhisN3g— Pasha (@pash_heather) July 3, 2019 Originally published July 3, 8:36 a.m. PT. Update, 8:45 a.m.: Adds additional tweet reactions; 9:20 a.m. PT: Adds Facebook and WhatsApp to the headline; 9:40 a.m. PT: Adds tweet from Instagram and Facebook. 10:25 a.m. PT: Adds more information. 3:47 p.m. PT: Adds Facebook statement. 3:52 p.m. PT: Adds Twitter Support details. 5:08 p.m. PT: Adds Facebook update on coming back online. Instagram is down! To help everyone cope, here’s a seal. #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/zWTwRq9rjP— Sierra Club (@SierraClub) July 3, 2019 WHY IS EVERY SOCIAL MEDIA DOWN. I DONT WANNA GET OUT OF MY ROOM AND INTERACT #instagramdown #whatsappdown #facebookdown pic.twitter.com/M6ZeEiyxMU— luisa (@luisaaafg) July 3, 2019 Tags “We’re back!” Instagram tweeted at 4:45 p.m. PT Wednesday with a gif of fireworks. “The issue has been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.”However, users responded to the Instagram tweet by complaining that hashtags are still not working on the platform.A Facebook spokesperson told CNET that the company “triggered an issue” during routine maintenance, which made it difficult for some people to send or upload photos and videos.”We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and we apologize for any inconvenience,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement Wednesday afternoon. “We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” Instagram tweeted earlier. We’re back! The issue has been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/yKKtHfCYMA— Instagram (@instagram) July 3, 2019center_img The hashstags #instagramdown, #facebookdown and #whatsappdown are trending worldwide on Twitter, which is packed with jokes and complaints about the social media disruption. Mobile Internet Applications Mobile Apps Internet Services Everyone going to twitter to see if Instagram is down #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/Iyo0FCbZ49— Ashtyn Taylor (@AshtynTaylor10) July 3, 2019 4 Everyone’s just trying to manage the best they can.  However, Twitter has been having its own issues, with its support page tweeting at 8:57 a.m. PT that it was “having some issues with DM delivery and notifications.” “We’re almost at 100% resolved,” Twitter Support updated at 3:34 p.m. PT. “There may be some residual effects for a small group of people, but overall your DMs should be working properly now. We appreciate your patience!” Comments Trying to scroll through Instagram or Facebook? You’re not the only one having issues.  NurPhoto Facebook says its platforms, including Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook itself, are all back up and running after an issue earlier Wednesday. For the majority of the day, the apps were experiencing issues uploading and sending images, videos and other files. The company confirmed this in tweets for Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.”The issue has since been resolved and we should be back at 100% for everyone,” Facebook said around 5 p.m. PT. “We’re sorry for any inconvenience.”last_img read more