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December 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgReacting to reports of political turbulence in the NDA in Bihar, Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday that the alliance is intact in the State. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s phone call to his erstwhile ally Rashtriya Janata Dal patriarch Lalu Prasad started the speculation that the Janata Dal (United) may jump the ship. Several JD(U) leaders were also taking swipes at the BJP and projecting their own party as the senior partner in the alliance.“NDA was and is intact in Bihar,” Mr. Paswan told The Hindu. He had refused to comment on the events on Wednesday. He said that following the reports he spoke to Mr. Kumar and BJP leaders on Wednesday night to clear the air. “The CM clarified that the phone call to Lalu ji was nothing but a courtesy call to enquire about the health of a senior leader,” he said. The LJP leader also played down reported differences among the Bihar allies over sharing of seats in the Lok Sabha polls and said it would be sorted out when senior leaders meet.He described the RJD as “full of dirt” where nobody would like to go, adding that the Bihar Chief Minister had made four calls to Mr. Prasad or his associates in the last few weeks to enquire about his health.‘Avoid political prism’Mr. Paswan said that the phone call should not be seen through a political prism. “On July 12 we will have further discussions when BJP president Amit Shah will come to the State,” he added. Though Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, also a member of the BJP national executive, said the full itinerary of the party chief was not yet known, party sources said Mr. Shah is likely to meet the leaders of other NDA constituents as well, including Mr. Kumar. The BJP president had met Mr. Paswan recently.The seat-sharing issue in NDA has become ticklish due to the coalition’s changed equation after the JD(U)’s return to its fold.In the 2014 general election, when Mr. Kumar had broken away from the NDA, the BJP-led alliance had won 31 out of 40 seats, with the BJP bagging 22 seats, the LJP six and the Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samata Party winning three.If none of them yields any of their respective seats, only nine will be open to negotiations as against 25 that the JD(U) had contested in 2009 as an NDA constituent.Although the JD(U) won only two seats fighting separately in tie-up with the Left parties in 2014, it put up a much improved show in the subsequent Assembly elections when it won 71 seats out of a total of 243.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

December 3, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgEurasian jays are tricky thieves. They eavesdrop on the noises that other birds make while hiding food in order to steal the stash later, new research shows. Scientists trying to figure out if the jays (Garrulus glandarius) could remember sounds and make use of the information placed trays of two materials—either sand or gravel—in a spot hidden from a listening jay’s view. Other avian participants of the same species, which were given a nut, cached the treat in one of the two trays. Fifteen minutes later, the listening bird was permitted to hunt up the stash (video). When food lay buried in a less noisy material such as sand, jays searched randomly. But if they heard gravel being tossed around as treats were hidden, they headed to the pebbles to pilfer the goods. Previous studies have shown that jays—like crows, ravens, and other bird burglars that belong to the corvid family—can remember where they saw food being hidden and return to the spot to look for the cache. But these new results, published in Animal Cognition this month, provide the first evidence that these corvids can also recollect sounds to locate and steal stashes of food. In their forest homes, where birds are heard more often than they are seen, this sneaky strategy might give eavesdropping jays a better chance at finding hidden feasts.last_img read more

December 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe United States on Wednesday (May 9) lodged a complaint against India over indications the country has underreported its price support for grains.Both the underreporting and the excess price support would violate the rules of the World Trade Organization, the US Trade Representative and Agriculture Department in a joint statement.Read it at Straits Times Related Itemslast_img

November 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) Government will waive service tax on debit and credit card transactions of up to Rs 2,000 in a bid to promote digital transactions amid cash crunch following withdrawal of old Rs 500 and 1,000 banknotes. The government has decided to “exempt services by an acquiring bank to any person in relation to settlement of an amount up to Rs 2,000 in a single transaction transacted trough credit, debit card or other payment card service”, sources said. A notification to this effect will be tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament. Following demonetisation of old high value notes, there has been a cash crunch in the country as people have been making a beeline for banks and ATMs to withdraw new currency. The government has been taking steps to promote cashless or digital transactions to take India towards a less-cash economy. Recently, the government asked banks to install additional 10 lakh PoS terminals by March 31 in different parts of the country. The service tax notification of June 2012 will be amended to include exemption on credit and debit cards, the sources added. As of now, services provided by organisations such as United Nations and other international bodies are exempt from tax. A range of other services provided by arbitral tribunals, testing of newly developed drugs, educational institutions, trade unions, general insurance business and sports bodies, among others, too are exempt from the levy. PTI NKD ANZ ARDlast_img read more

November 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment
first_imgMcLaren driver Fernando Alonso has hinted that he could move to different team next season, but added that it will surely not be Red Bull.Amid the speculations that McLaren and Honda are on the verge of a split, the Spaniard driver missed the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend to make his debut appearance at the Indy 500.With his McLaren contract expiring at the end of this year, Alonso revealed that the only door that is closed to him for 2018 is Red Bull.”We’ll see. I would be lying if I told you now that I have a concrete plan. I could go to another team, I don’t know whether it is Mercedes or another. If Renault starts to dominate, I don’t know,” Sport24 quoted Alonso as saying.”If in June or July a team calls I think we would have a chance but it’s all to be talked about.I think perhaps Red Bull is the only one that has doors a little closed because it already has young drivers with long contracts,” he added.The 35-year-old further said that his future could also depend on Formula One’s new owners Liberty Media as they plan to drastically expand the calendar beyond a scheduled 21 races for next season.”I have to see what they plan to do. I read that they want to make a championship of 25 races. When I started in F1 there were 16, now there are 20. If they tell me there are 25 I will retire,” said Alonso, who has won 32 of the 275 Grand Prix he started.advertisementRecently, Alonso has been named as `Rookie of the Year` for the 2017 edition of the Indy 500.Despite having been consigned to a 24th-place finish after an engine failure stopped him on lap 180 of 200, Alonso defeated the race’s highest-finishing rookie Ed Jones to the honours.last_img
November 19, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDelhiNew Delhi, Jun 13 (PTI) After having entertained music lovers with her silken voice for over six decades, legendary singing sensation Asha Bhosle is set to join other leading singers at the Madame Tussauds wax museum here.A wax figure of the famous singer will be displayed in the Bollywood music zone at the upcoming wax museum in an interactive themed environment.The wax figure, which will be built with the help of over 150 specific measurements and images, is the first for the Dadasaheb Phalke awardee.”I am thrilled and humbled… Having a wax figure is a completely ecstatic feeling and its a new experience for me. This is the first time I have undergone a sitting and I must thank them for making it a unique and exciting experience. I am excited to see and meet my final figure when the attraction opens,” Bhosle said.The 83-year-old singer, who is one of several other Bollywood artistes to be featured at Madame Tussauds, has recorded songs for over a thousand Bollywood movies; in more than 20 Indian and foreign languages.Managed by Merlin Entertainments, Madame Tussauds in Delhi will have over 50 wax figures of famous personalities from sports, cinema, politics, history and music.”Asha Bhosle is one of the greatest singers of all times, so, her figure has been an obvious choice to be present at Madame Tussauds Delhi.”She has admirers from all the generations and is loved by everyone for her contribution in the music fraternity,” Anshul Jain, general manager and director at Merlin Entertainments India, said. PTI MAH BKadvertisementlast_img read more

November 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIn an astonishing achievement, a 15-year-old left-arm medium pacer from Rajasthan on Wednesday picked up all 10 wickets without conceding a run in a domestic T20 game.Akash Choudhary achieved the feat while representing his side Disha Cricket Academy against Pearl Academy in the Late Bhawer Singh T20 tournament.The tournament is organised by one of the local ground owners in memory of his grandfather. According to the information gathered, Pearl Academy chose to field after winning the toss and restricted Disha Cricket Academy to 156 in their allotted 20 overs.In reply, Pearl Academy were bundled out for just 36, thanks to Choudhary’s incredible feat. The left-arm pacer started with two wickets in the first over, had another two each in the second and third overs and four wickets in his final over, which included a hat-trick.Born in 2002, Choudhary hails from Bharatpur district near the Rajasthan-Uttar Pradesh border. Choudhary’s figures read 4-4-0-10.last_img read more

November 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) at stumps, trail by 316 runs following on. Full ScorecardAustralia hit a new low in Test cricket on Sunday as they were asked to follow-on by Virat Kohli in the ongoing fourth Test on Sunday after the hosts got bowled out for 300 in their first innings to trail India by 322 runs at stumps in Sydney. India’s first innings lead is the fourth highest for the team outside Asia in Test cricket.Looking at India’s huge first-innings lead, Kohli had no hesitation in asking Australia to bat again and thus, became only the second Indian captain after Kapil Dev to enforce the follow-on at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Kapil had taken the same decision in the Sydney Test back in 1986 and coincidentally, he had done it on the same date – January 6.It was the last day of the New Year Test in 1986 when Kapil asked Australia to bat again after India had declared on 600 for 4 in the first innings and then bowled out the hosts for 396 on the final day before asking them to follow-on. The match ended in a draw as Australia finished the day at 119 for 6.33 years later Kohli has repeated history but this time India has the chance to go on and win the match with a session and another day’s play left to be played. The Sydney weather might be the only factor which can come to Australia’s rescue.advertisementEngland were the last team to force Australia to follow-on at home in the drawn 1988 Sydney Test, a result the hosts are unlikely to repeat unless the weather intervenes. To put things in perspective, none of the players in the current Indian playing XI were even born back then.In fact, England was the last team to ask Australia to follow-on outside Australia, in the fourth Test of the Ashes series in 2005.With a first series win in Australia all but confirmed, India got the four remaining Australia wickets in 21 overs with Kuldeep Yadav completing his five-wicket haul after rain had delayed play for four hours on Sunday.Kuldeep Yadav’s first Test on Aussie soil and he collects a five-wicket haul!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/e29NWD6oyZcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 6, 2019Kohli then chose to enforce the follow-on as his team chases the prize of its first victory at the SCG since 1978.After the rain delay it took India just six balls to strike with Mohammed Shami (2-58) bowling Pat Cummins for 25 with a ball that kept low.Peter Handscomb added nine runs to his overnight score before he was bowled for 37 to become Jasprit’s Bumrah’s first wicket of the match and reduce Australia to 257-8.Tea has been called due to bad light. The third session is scheduled to commence at 16:03 if the light situation improves #TeamIndia #AUSvsIND pic.twitter.com/E4c3SA7dVeBCCI (@BCCI) January 6, 2019Kuldeep (5-99) then trapped Nathan Lyon for no score.Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared an entertaining 42-run partnership for the last wicket to take Australia past 300 for just the second time this series, before Kuldeep got his fifth by having Hazlewood (21) out lbw in the 105th over. Starc finished on 29 not out.India denied Australia any real possibility of a victory here in Sydney by posting 622 for 7 in the first innings with Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159 not out) scoring hundreds.Also Read | Kuldeep Yadav 1st Chinaman bowler to bag 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 yearsAlso Read | Virat Kohli will be India’s best-ever captain if he keeps learning: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Rishabh Pant needs to bat at No. 6, he can convert starts into hundreds: Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

November 16, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgRoyal Challengers Bangalore failed to qualify for the IPL playoffs for the third successive year but Virat Kohli said he was proud of the way his team fought after losing 6 matches in a row at the start of the 2019 Indian Premier League. RCB defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets to end a disappointing campaign on a high.Virat Kohli also paid a touching tribute to RCB’s fans who have been loyal to their team and supported them through a lean phase after finishing as runners-up in 2016. On April 2, the crowd at the Chinnaswamy stayed back in the anticipation of a game.The match was reduced to 5-overs-a-side but even that was washed out as the rain returned.Two men announced themselves to #VIVOIPL, one man redeemed himself with the winning shot for @RCBTweets #RCBvSRH pic.twitter.com/4YjoLbdhY7IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 4, 2019Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers had said sorry to RCB fans before their final match. Both men failed with the bat on Saturday but RCB rode on half-centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh to sign off with a consolation win.After the match, Virat Kohli spoke to the host broadcaster and thanked the crowd for their support.”I certainly feel your pain,” Kohli said. “Hats off to this crowd. They are the best fans in the IPL.”Virat Kohli said he was happy with the way Royal Challengers Bangalore played after the first half of the campaign. RCB were winless for the first 6 matches but finished the season with 5 wins from the next 8 matches.advertisement”If we focus on the second half, it is exactly what we wanted in the first half. We have a lot to learn from this season.”The first couple of things matters a lot. We were happy with the kind of cricket that we played in the second half. We haven’t finished in the position that we wanted to. But it has been that bad a season for us. We have won last 6 of our 7 matches.”We can be proud of the boys played in the final few matches,” Kohli said.Also Read | RCB stun SRH to end unsuccessful campaign with a winAlso Read | Another no-ball controversy and Virat Kohli is frustratedAlso Read | Have learnt a lot from Kohli, de Villiers: Shimron Hetmyerlast_img read more

October 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgNorwegian ship owner and operator Höegh Autoliners has denied rumors on potential lawsuit against Kenya for damages and detention of its car carrier Höegh Transporter on September 17th.Namely, local media in Kenya reported that the shipowner intends to sue the state and that the Hoegh family had already contacted criminal lawyer Cliff Ombeta to start the proceedings.“Höegh has no intention to sue the Kenyan authorities,” the company’s spokesperson told World Maritime News.As disclosed by Höegh’s spokesperson, “Cliff Ombeta does not work for Höegh Autoliners and he has no right to speak on our behalf.”Commenting on the cooperation with the Kenyan authorities, the company said that the “cooperation with the local authorities has been good, and their reaction understandable given the seriousness of the issue.”Höegh Transporter was released from detention in the Port of Mombasa on Saturday, September 26, after being held there since September 17 under suspicion of carrying consignments of drugs and illegal weapons.No crew have been arrested, and no drugs have been found on board, according to Höegh Autoliners.Last week, local media quoted one of the investigators as saying that they had found what ”appeared to be cocaine in crystal form” on board the 6,500 ceu car carrier. However, subsequent tests showed that the substance was in fact an anti-humidity powder dispersed around tires during long voyages, according to the local police.Investigators did find a consignment of undeclared handguns shipped by the United Nations from Mumbai, India, to Mombasa, inside UN vehicles in transit for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The undeclared weapons were reportedly confiscated by the police.”It is Höegh Autoliners policy not to load weapons on vessels engaged in civilian traffic. Had we been aware of the presence of guns inside this consignment of vehicles shipped by United Nations, the cargo would neither have been booked nor loaded. The fact that the vehicles contained guns which were loaded without our knowledge caused a breach of Kenyan laws and our own strict policies,” the company said in a statement.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

October 14, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDanielle Rochette APTN NewsAt the time, Alexis Joveneau was highly regarded in the Innu community of Pakuashipi and La Romaine (Unamen Shipu). The missionary from Belgium had such an effect on the Innu that for years they kept their silence about what he was doing.Joveneau didn’t just have a hold on the Innu – Canada and the province of Quebec threatened to pull all subsidies from the community if they didn’t follow his plan. But as it turned out, Joveneau was a sexual predator.Simone Bellefleur was nine years old when she was abused for the first time by Joveneau. “Now I notice things what this priest put us through I always felt anger,” said Simone Bellefleur who was nine years old when she was first abused by Joveneau. He harassed and molested many young Innu girls and women during his years along the northern shores of the St. Lawrence river – with impunity. Joveneau first arrived in Unamen Shipu in 1953.The missionary (Oblate) learned the Innu language and translated religious courses and the mass in Innu.He stayed 39 years and died in 1992.(Alexis Joveneau in an undated photo)He is buried in Unamen Shipu. The government gave him control of the welfare cheques to distribute to the Innu.Hi plan was to move the Innu of Pakuashipi to Unamen Shipu, 300 km west along the St. Lawrence River.“I was carrying this anger within me,” Bellefleur told the commissioners. “What frustrated me and angers me today I am a mother I always want to be violent against my daughter.”Catholicism is still being practiced by many Innu communities today. But Bellefleur said she decided to take another path after attending a Sundance Ceremony a decade ago. “That is where I saw the faith of my ancestors my grandparents, grandfathers, grandmothers,” she said. “And now I live my life with these aboriginal beliefs they are part of my life and it has been some ten years that I am following a spiritual path.”As part of her healing, she also made recommendations to the inquiry. “I made my recommendation for us to receive a camp with a therapy centre because everyone needs it,” she said.last_img read more

October 8, 2019 | | Post a Comment

WINNIPEG — Prices were lower in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Thursday:Canola: July ’17 unchanged $566.00; Nov. ’17 $8.90 lower $505.10; Jan. ’18 $8.60 lower $508.90; March ’18 $6.50 lower $513.80; May ’18 $6.50 lower $514.00; July ’18 unchanged $521.10; Nov. ’18 unchanged $485.40; Jan. ’19 unchanged $486.20; March ’19 unchanged $486.20; May ’19 unchanged $486.20; July ’19 unchanged $486.20.Barley (Western): July ’17 unchanged $138.00; Oct. ’17 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $140.00; March ’18 unchanged $140.00; May ’18 unchanged $140.00; July ’18 unchanged $140.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $140.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $140.00; March ’19 unchanged $140.00; May ’19 unchanged $140.00; July ’19 unchanged $140.00. read more

October 7, 2019 | | Post a Comment

Community Health Sciences graduate student Erica Bridge is in Orlando, Florida, this week attending the 25th annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care.The event, held by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), brings together nearly 6,000 health care professionals from around the world.“At the IHI conference I have the opportunity to interact with world-class health-care professionals and scholars, who have incredible knowledge and expertise related to quality improvement that will help to inform my research moving forward,” says Bridge.Bridge is there as the winner of a $2,500-scholarship from the Canadian Network of IHI Chapters, one of two Canadian students to have received the award.Bridge is part of the Interprofessional Education for Quality Improvement Program (I-EQUIP), an initiative offered by Brock and McMaster Universities in which students work at sites within the Niagara health system, giving students the chance to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.“I will be bringing key skills and learnings from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement conference back to Canada to help mentor the I-EQUIP projects that are currently underway, as well as, incorporating the newly acquired skills and knowledge into my theoretical framework, and thesis research,” says Bridge.Topics at the conference include: managing change at the front line; the role of leaders in building cultures of quality improvement; and how students can help contribute to quality improvement change in the health care system.The conference runs from Dec. 8 to 11, 2013. read more

October 2, 2019 | | Post a Comment

“It is paramount that civilians are protected, that the wounded are afforded safe access to medical care, and that all sides facilitate life-saving humanitarian access,” Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, told reporters Monday at a regular press briefing at the UN Headquarters, in New York. “We remind all parties to the conflict that deliberate attacks against civilians and against civilian and medical infrastructure are clear violations of international humanitarian law and may constitute war crimes.” At the briefing, the UN spokesperson also said that relief workers in the city are not able to reach those in desperate need of help due to the sheer scale of violence and that there have been reports that ambulances have been attacked. Renewing the Organization’s call on warring parties for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Sana’a, he added: “We cannot overemphasize that there is no military solution to the Yemen conflict. [We] stand ready to facilitate a negotiated political settlement that is inclusive, fair and sustainable.” Earlier today, Jamie McGoldrick, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, highlighted the severity of the crisis and called for an urgent humanitarian pause to allow civilians to seek assistance, aid workers to reach them, and for the wounded to be evacuated. I call on all parties to the conflict to urgently enable a humanitarian pause on Tuesday, 5 December, between 10.00 AM and 16.00 PM to allow civilians to leave their homes and seek assistance and protectionJamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen“The streets of Sana’a have become battlegrounds and people are trapped in their homes, unable to move out in search of safety and medical care and to access basic supplies such as food, fuel and safe water,” he said in a statement. “I call on all parties to the conflict to urgently enable a humanitarian pause on Tuesday, 5 December, between 10.00 AM and 16.00 PM to allow civilians to leave their homes and seek assistance and protection,” he added. Mr. McGoldrick also urged UN Member States with leverage on the parties to the conflict to step up their engagement “for the sake of the protection of the civilian population.” Further in the statement, the senior UN relief official also stressed that deliberate attacks against civilians, humanitarians and health-care personnel, as well as against civilian and medical infrastructure, are clear violations of international humanitarian law and may constitute war crimes. UN rights chief appoints experts to investigate violations and abuses in YemenIn related news, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Monday appointed members to the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, established by the Human Rights Council in September this year, to monitor and report on the situation in the war-torn country. In the resolution, the Geneva-based Human Rights Council –the highest intergovernmental forum on human rights within the UN system – requested the experts to carry out a “comprehensive examination of all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights and other appropriate and applicable fields of international law committed by all parties to the conflict […] and to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged violations and abuses and, where possible, to identify those responsible.” The members appointed Monday are Kamel Jendoubi (Tunisia), who will serve as chairperson, Charles Garraway (United Kingdom) and Melissa Parke (Australia). “The group’s creation is an important step toward accountability and ending impunity for the serious violations of human rights committed by all sides in Yemen amid a worsening humanitarian crisis in the country, and ensuring justice and remedy for the victims,” said the UN rights chief, in a news release announcing the appointments. According to the release, the experts will submit a comprehensive written report to the High Commissioner by September 2018. read more

September 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

With cameras raised and the volume so low you could hear a pin drop, Ohio State senior Peter Kobelt stepped up to the line to serve for match point against Northwestern’s senior Raleigh Smith.It seemed routine, as Kobelt has sealed so many matches for the OSU men’s tennis team this season. But this meant so much more than any other match.He lofted the ball up and, with one powerful swing, rocketed his serve at Smith, who could barely get a racket on it. Smith’s return barely made it over the net and Kobelt knew exactly what to do with it. He fired into the corner of the court for the win, secure the match and history for the Buckeyes.Kobelt had just sealed the deal to complete OSU’s 185th consecutive home win. That’s more than any other team in any other sport in the history of the NCAA.One hundred eighty-five straight.If the magnitude of that many wins doesn’t sink in, then consider this: The beginning of the streak started with a 5-2 win over Purdue on April 5, 2003.That’s 4,104 days ago.At that time, “Finding Nemo” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” were some of the top-grossing movies at the box office and “In Da Club” by 50 Cent and “Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly were the top songs on the radio. Do you feel old yet?Dominance like that over a nearly 11-year span is beyond impressive. Dominance might even be too light of a term to describe the run. When it comes to the Buckeyes playing at the Varsity Tennis Center, perfection seems like a more appropriate word.In the sports world, teams don’t just stay good like this, but the Buckeyes have proven to be magical in Columbus.The Super Bowl champions when this streak started were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since then, the Buccaneers have had four different coaches and have become the bottom-dwellers of the NFC South.Roger Federer, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, had not yet won a Grand Slam title when the Buckeyes began their streak. He now has the most ever with 17.Over a decade, this remarkable winning streak has seen its way through the invention of the smartphone, three presidential elections and inflation of gas prices (it was $1.49 per gallon in Ohio in April 2003).The Buckeyes have fielded 10 All-Americans during the streak, including having at least one each season since 2004. They also have had a doubles national championship in 2012 (Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola) and a singles champion in 2013 (Rola).Kobelt is the only All-American on the roster now, but one man who has been at every win throughout the streak is head coach Ty Tucker.Playing at Ohio State from 1989-91, Tucker was a two-time All-American before going pro in 1992.He returned to Ohio State as an assistant coach in 1995 and became head coach in 1999. Since then he has turned the Buckeyes into a national power and Kobelt referred to this streak as “his baby.”After beating Illinois Sunday, the Buckeyes only have three more opponents left on their 2014 home slate in Tulsa, Iowa and Nebraska. As the No. 2 team in the nation, though, it is likely they will host a regional for the NCAA tournament to try and add on even more wins to the streak.With Kobelt being the lone senior on the team, the future still looks bright for OSU with younger members of the roster looking to extend dominance the Buckeyes have managed so far in Columbus.The Buckeyes (21-2, 6-0) are next scheduled to play at Minnesota Friday at 3 p.m. read more

September 22, 2019 | | Post a Comment

The new Hungarian champions Pick Szeged announced contract extension with Spanish coach Juan Carlos Pastor and his assistant Marko Krivokapic.“There is only a few places in the world of handball where you can work in ideal circumstances. One of them is Szeged”, said Pastor, who came to Hungary in 2013. Pick Szeged managed to win the third Championship title in the history, the first since 2007.Pastor made his name as a coach of BM Valladolid and Spanish national team, with whom he won World Championship 2005 in Tunisia. juan carlos pastorPick Szeged ← Previous Story TOP 5 goals of EHF CL Final4 – Simonet, Borozan, Hansen, Porte… Next Story → PERFECT SEASON: Skjern Handbold are Danish champions after 19 years! read more

September 21, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgOne of the details of the agreement between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia was clarified this week, when FYROM’s Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev admitted that his country will have to lose the right to declare its products as “Made in Macedonia’, if Greek producers decide to use this label.As part of the deal Greek producers in the region of Macedonia will have three years to decide whether they will continue to label their products as “Made in Macedonia” or will instead opt to change it to “Made in Greece”.“There are no aspirations to take our rights,” Zaev said, speaking to his country’s Economic Chamber.“If we do not agree and do not agree on this issue, it does not mean that the Agreement is invalid,” he added, stressing that adopting the name North Macedonia means that the country’s companies won’t have the right to the label, instead the exclusivity of it has been given to the Greek side.“The final goal is within three years of the verification of the agreement, to discuss the two countries because some Greek producers may want to use ‘Made in Macedonia’ and here we have agreed the right to non-exclusivity.“Our right is their right. We have no problem whether ‘Made in Macedonia’ will write for the region of Macedonia or for our Macedonia, as a state.“However, a period of three years has been left to give Greece’s businesses the chance to make their own decision. If they decide to have ‘Made in Macedonia’ on their products, we are good with it.“Greek producers may have issues with Macedonian companies using ‘Made in Macedonia’ and can block it, but this is after three years.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

September 20, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDéforestation : Greenpeace accuse Sinar Mas de ne pas tenir ses promessesIndonésie – Greenpeace accuse le premier producteur d’huile de palme du pays de ne pas tenir ses promesses. Sinar Mas s’était en effet engagé à mettre un terme à la destruction des forêts tropicales et des tourbières profondes sur l’île de Bornéo. Selon l’association écologiste, il continuerait pourtant à pratiquer la déforestation.Selon Greenpeace, c’est via sa filiale Smart, spécialisée dans l’huile de palme, que le groupe Sinar Mas “a continué à déboiser des forêts à haute valeur de conservation en dépit de son engagement d’y mettre fin au 1er juillet”. Une accusation appuyée d’une série de photos aériennes prises les 5 et 6 juillet derniers au-dessus d’une zone de plantations de l’ouest de Bornéo. Certaines de ces images montrent, selon l’association, des engins de chantier en activité sur des tourbières de plus de trois mètres de profondeur.À lire aussiLa migration de millions de crabes rouges filmée sur l’île de ChristmasSinar Mas a immédiatement répondu à ces accusations, assurant que les chantiers en cours ont été implantés sur “des terres déjà dégradées”. Et Daud Dharsono, directeur-général de Smart, d’assurer dans un communiqué : “Nous ne sommes pas responsables de la disparition des forêts primaires, qui sont l’habitat naturel des orangs-outans (…) Au contraire, nous protégeons des zones à haute valeur de conservation, créant des sanctuaires afin de préserver la biodiversité”.En février dernier, Sinar Mas avait réaffirmé son engagement de “respecter des pratiques durables” dans ses plantations, en grande majorité situées sur les îles de Sumatra et Bornéo. Ces pratiques durables commencent par ne pas convertir des terres offrant d’importantes capacités de stockage de CO2, comme c’est le cas des tourbières et des forêts primaires.Le 1 août 2010 à 19:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgMySpace bientôt revendu ? Le groupe News Corporation s’apprêtent à recevoir des propositions pour le rachat de MySpace selon le Wall Street Journal. En concurrence avec des réseaux comme Facebook, le site n’est aujourd’hui plus du tout rentable.En décembre dernier, le président de News Corp Rupert Murdoch annonçait son intention de vendre le site MySpace dont le succès décline d’année en année. Aujourd’hui, le rachat semble imminent. En effet, le Wall Street Journal a révélé hier que des propositions venant “d’une demi-douzaine de fonds et de sociétés” étaient attendues cette semaine. Mais le groupe australien n’espérerait pas plus de 68 millions d’euros de la vente du site qui lui avait en 2005, tout de même coûté 395 millions d’euros.À lire aussiAbeille, Mark Zuckerberg et cancer, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 13 avrilCela fait plusieurs années que MySpace est en perte de vitesse face à l’apparition des réseaux sociaux tels que Facebook. En 2 ans, le site aurait vu sa fréquentation diminuer de 20% avec une perte de 90 millions d’utilisateurs, selon le site Le Monde. Malgré ses multiples tentatives, le groupe peine à le relancer et MySpace subit de plein fouet la concurrence de Facebook qui totalise aujourd’hui 5 fois plus d’utilisateurs. Selon le Wall Street Journal, parmi les acheteurs potentiels figureraient par exemple le fonds Criterion Capital qui a racheté à AOL en juin 2010 le site Bebo qui fournit un service comparable à celui de MySpace.Le 27 avril 2011 à 13:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

September 17, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jan 2015 – Today, Marc Fenelus of the Turks and Caicos will try to make the roster and play in Major League Soccer with the New England Revolutions. Fenelus was on Tuesday selected as a 47th draft pick in the MLS Superdraft; the only draft pick for the Revs. Sonia Bien-Aime, President of the TCIFA said this is only more good news for the programme here in the Turks and Caicos. Related Items:marc fenelus, mls, new england revolutioncenter_img Marc Fenelus of TCI picked by New England in MLS Superdraft Marc Fenelus plays scrimmage trying to make MLSlast_img read more