first_imgBJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav too tweeted a picture of Lenin’s statue being demolished, but without any comment.Tweets on RSS activistsOn Monday, Mr. Roy had taken to Twitter attacking critics for “misunderstanding” his decision on the death of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activists in the recent past.“I never asked for any probe into the death of four Swayamsevaks. I simply said I’ll ask the new (BJP-led coalition) government to find their remains if possible! Strange that a simple tweet is misunderstood deliberately?” he said in a tweet on Monday.The Governor also praised Tripura BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb for meeting outgoing Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and touching his feet for his blessings after laying a wreath upon the body of Khagendra Jamatiya, the CPI(M) candidate and minister who died at AIIMS in New Delhi before counting began on March 3.“Very healthy democratic norms are being set up in Tripura,” Mr. Roy tweeted.The Tripura Governor is not new to controversy in the world of Twitter. In 2016, he tweeted: “Whatever gave you the notion I am secular? I am a Hindu. My state, India, however is secular since 1976.” This was in response to a man who identified himself as a Dubai-based Marxist “currently fighting the Fascist Indian”.He had also criticised the mourners of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon, who was hanged. “Intelligence shd keep a tab on all who assembled bfr Yakub Memon’s corpse. Many are potential terrorists,” he had tweeted on July 31, 2015. Watch: Statue of Vladimir Lenin brought down in Tripura Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has commented on the controversy surrounding the demolition of a statue of communist icon Lenin by BJP supporters in the southern town of Belonia.“What one democratically elected government can do another democratically elected government can undo. And vice versa,” Mr. Roy tweeted on Tuesday.People celebrating the BJP’s Assembly polls victory in Tripura brought down the statue of Lenin — set up a year ago near a government college in Belonia — with a bulldozer on Monday afternoon. The town is about 90 km south of the State capital Agartala.Mr. Roy is believed to have referred to instances of statues of leaders iconic to other parties demolished or defiled in the past. They include those of Rajiv Gandhi immediately after the Left Front won the elections in 2008.last_img read more

first_img Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 30, 2019, 3:56 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. The 116th match of PKL 2019 Season 7 will see U Mumba fight against Tamil Thalaivas on Monday, September 30. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba will be played at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula, Haryana. U Mumba, who are sixth on PKL 2019 standings, will look to go higher on the points table with a win over Tamil Thalaivas. Tamil Thalaivas, on the other hand, who are out of the playoff race, will try to give their best shot in the upcoming encounter. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 match Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm.The Haryana leg of PKL 2019 Season 7 has started on Saturday. On Monday, the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 has two games lined-up. The first match will see a face-off between table toppers Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors at 7:30 pm, followed by Tamil Thalaivas face the Mumbai challenge. Tamil Thalaivas, who are winless for their past 13 matches, will seek to end their streak in their upcoming outing. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha.What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba start?The 116th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 8:30 pm. The match between Tamil Thalaivas and U Mumba will be played at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula, Haryana.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 Tamil Thalaivas and U Mumba clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Tamil Thalaivas vs U Mumba match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Tamil Thalaivas and U Mumba, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. last_img read more

first_img9th Race: The Star Trainer Plate Div-1 1400 Metres9th Race: The Star Trainer Plate Div-1 1400 Metres Eternal inspiration (Mr R. L. Agarwals)57.5 D.S.Daman First Never Say Never56 S Zervan SecondSimon Says 55 N S Parmar and Sovereign-sky 55 Suraj Narredu ThirdNot Run: Nil Favourites: Sovereign-sky Won By: 1 3/4 L, Snk, Dht Time: 1 Minute 26:70 Seconds Tote: Rs 42 for win, Rs 13, Rs 11, Rs 10 and Rs 6 for places Forecast: Rs 147 Shp: Rs 35 Quinella: Rs 49 Tanala: 70 per cent: Rs 85 on 245 tickets 30 per cent: Rs 48 on 187 tickets (More) PTI COR RDS NRB AHlast_img read more

first_imgPanaji, Sep 26 (PTI) Union Minister Vijay Goel today took a jibe at AAP saying the party is doing confrontation politics in Delhi and advised the Goans to come to the national capital and see its poor performance.The Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs (Independent Charge) unveiled the logo for BRICS U-17 tournament here.”They (AAP) are doing confrontation politics in Delhi. No one is going to benefit from such kind of politics. Goans should come to Delhi and see the poor performance of AAP. Only God can save them from this kind of administration,” Goel told reporters.”The experience of Delhi people about AAP before the election, during the polls and after that, is not good”, the BJP leader claimed.”Since I live in Delhi, I know. There has been no development,” the Minister further claimed.Meanwhile, senior NCP leader Praful Patel, who was present on the occasion, responding to a question on AAP, said poor performance of AAP in Delhi should be noted by the Goans.”I would advice people of Goa not to get in touch with AAP if they want Goa in good shape,” he said. PTI RPS NRB AJRlast_img read more

first_imgAustralia captain Meg Lanning says women’s Test matches need to spread beyond Australia-England rivalry and feels India need to play a big role in promoting the format.Australia will tour England later this year to play a one-off Test in the multi-format women’s Ashes series that includes three ODIs and three T20Is as part of a points-based seven-match series.Besides Australia and England, India and South Africa are the two cricket playing nations to have played women’s Test matches in the last decade.”We’d love to play more Test matches. Unfortunately, it’s only Australia and England that are interested at the moment, and we only play each other every couple of years. That probably is a bit of a problem,” Lanning was quoted as saying by SEN Radio.”Hopefully down the track more countries are interested. I think India would be great at playing Test matches. I think they’d probably be the big fish to get involved because they’ve got such a big influence in cricket.”If that was the case, I think that would definitely help that side of the game grow. But unfortunately, one game every two years, it’s difficult to prepare for and play well. But we enjoy playing them so hopefully there’s a few more down the track,” she added.Also Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceThe 27-year-old Lanning made her debut for Australia in 2010 and since then she has played only three Tests as compared to 85 T20Is and 72 ODIs.advertisementMeanwhile, the women’s T20 exhibition games, scheduled to be held during the playoffs of the ongoing IPL, will feature overseas players from six nations.According to a report in espncricinfo, some of the top women’s international players who will be invited for the three-team tournament include West Indies’ Deandra Dottin and T20 World Cup-winning captain Stafanie Taylor, South Africa skipper Dane van Niekerk and fast bowler Marizanne Kapp besides Sri Lanka’s Chamari Atapattu.The overseas players of Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and the English Kia Super League (KSL) are set to be grouped with cricketers who had participated last year, including Australia’s Lanning, Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy and Megan Schutt, New Zealand’s Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine, and England’s Danielle Wyatt.Also Read | Next big step for women’s cricket is IPL: Australia captain Meg LanningAlso Read | Women’s IPL exhibition games likely during playoffs: BCCI officialAlso Watch | Great to have someone like Chris Gayle in KXIP: KL Rahullast_img read more

first_imgzoom Greek shipowner Metrostar Management has reached an agreement with its compatriot Olympic Shipping and Management for the sale of two 308,000 dwt very large crude carriers (VLCCs), according to data provided by VesselsValue.Under the deal reached between the parties, Olympic Shipping will pay a total of USD 162 million for the duo, representing a price of USD 81 million a piece.The VLCCs in question are the Crude Med and Crude Progress which are currently under construction at the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries.Featuring a length of 333 meteres and a width of 60 meters, the news ships are scheduled for delivery in April and June 2017.With a capacity of 344,600 cbm, the ships will become a part of Olympic Shipping’s fleet of 17 tankers and 10 bulk carriers.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK- Oil prices traded mixed Friday as Libya was expected to begin exporting more crude into a market already flush with supply.On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery fell 90 cents to $96.60 a barrel.In London, Brent North Sea crude for January finished 16 cents higher at $108.83. Traders were waiting to see if a Libyan tribe leader’s pledge to open up its crude terminals on December 15 would hold up, after his followers kept a blockade on the installations for months.The protests and blockades of fuel deliveries by the Berber minority slashed Libya’s output to about 250,000 barrels per day, from normal levels of nearly 1.5 million barrels per day.Libya’s light crude is valued in European refineries.Andy Lipow of Lipow Oil Associates said the US hitting its highest level of production in 25 years, with more gains predicted for next year, was also keeping downward pressure on prices.The US Energy Information Administration said that American crude output had reached 8.075 million barrels per day, and would rise to an average of 8.5 million barrels per day next year.last_img read more

first_imgRabat- Nador’s Commerce and Industry Chamber has launched a unique industrial park called “Salouane” in Nador in partnership with the developer-planner of the national industrial parks, Med Z, with the aim of supporting young developers. Nador’s Commerce and Industry Chamber (CCISN) presented the “Salouane” project to Moroccan and Spanish investors detailing the offer in terms of its value and infrastructure at an information day held on Thursday. According to Moroccan daily L’Économiste, Salouane is a unique project in Morocco, because it is the first time a state’s business Chamber has taken part in the capital of a private company. In an innovative partnership, the developer-planner of the national industrial parks, Med Z, and the CCISN created the development company of the industrial park, Salouane (SAPS). More specifically, the company’s capital is estimated at 70 million DH with 68% held by Med Z and 32% by CCISN. According to the same source, the park will house a Business Incubator Center whose mission is to offer support for young developers and various start-ups. The park will make available 200 containers for rent, limited to three years, to benefit a large number of developers’ projects. It will also include production facilities, and modular offices.Edited by Elisabeth Myerslast_img read more

Rabat – The Highest echelon of professional football in the Netherlands’ Eredivisie, the country’s top football league, has announced Hakim Ziyech as the Best Player for the Month of August.Eredivisie tweeted the news on September 13, stressing Ziyech’s achievements in Ajax Amsterdam. The post emphasized that Ziyech scored four goals for his club in August, making one assist and more than 300 ball touches.Ziyech is one of the key players in Ajax and Morocco’s national team. He joined Ajax in 2017.But this is not the first accolade the Moroccan player has received for his sustained brilliance with Ajax.In May, Ajax named Ziyech as its Player of the Year for last season. the club said the reward was an acknowledgement of the Moroccan’s  individual brilliance as well as his vital contributions to the collective flow during Ajax’s success story in last year’s UEFA Champions League.In August, the Dutch club extended the contract of the Moroccan international until 2022.Hakim Ziyech has recently been criticized by some Moroccan fans after missing two penalties for the Atlas Lions. Ziyech missed a decisive  penalty against Benin as part of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, angering some football fans.The football player also missed a penalty in a friendly game against Burkina Faso on September 6.Hakim Ziyech named as @eredivisie Player of the Month (August) Achievements of Ziyech @AFCAjax: 4 goals & 1 assist 352 ball touches 13 chances createdRead more: #eredivisie #ajax #ziyech— Eredivisie (English) (@EredivisieEN) September 13, 2019The promising football player is however making international headlines thanks to his astonishing performances with his Dutch club. read more

30 December 2009The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced its deep concerned over recent death threats against its human rights staff and local human rights organizations in Kalemie, in the African nation’s far east, urging the Government to take all necessary measures to ensure their safety. In a new release, the mission, known as MONUC, said that three members of the UN Joint Human Rights Office and seven members of a local human rights organizations received anonymous death threats on their mobile phones on 24 December.Meanwhile, former rebel soldiers have thanked MONUC for facilitating their return and reintegration in Rwanda, saying the current military operations in the eastern part of the DRC deeply influenced their return.The comments were made today at an event marking the 34th phase of graduation of former combatants of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) from the Mutobo demobilization camp run by the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (RDRC). The FDLR is accused of atrocities including rape, massacres and looting in the DRC and western Rwanda. Soldiers spend an average of two to three months at the Mutobo demobilization camp to undergo the reintegration process before entering civilian life in Rwanda. At today’s graduation ceremony, 362 FDLR ex-combatants received certificates in various disciplines including management and literacy.Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Jean Sayinzoga, the chairman of the Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission, warned parents to prevent their children from participating in the ongoing war in Eastern DRC between dissidents of the FDLR and between the Congolese army (FARDC) and its allies. Mr. Sayinzoga said it is a bad precedent when parents allow their children to cross the Rwandan border to enter into neighbouring DRC for violent purposes. The comment follow reports that 12 of the ex-combatants who graduated from the Mutobo demobilization camp were child-soldiers believed to have crossed over from Rwanda to the DR Congo.While not directly involved in the Mutobo camp, MONUC has been ordered by the Security Council to support the process of disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, reintegration or resettlement (DDRRR) of foreign combatants and rebel groups.According to MONUC, its DDRRR section repatriated more than 2,660 Rwandan ex-combatants this year, including 1,600 of their dependents. Since the start of its programme in December 2002, the section has repatriated close to 10,000 Rwandan ex-combatants, as well as an almost equal number of dependents. read more

by Alex Veiga, The Associated Press Posted Aug 11, 2015 2:08 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oil price slides to lowest level since 2009 amid demand worries, higher OPEC production The price of U.S. crude oil has tumbled to its lowest level in more than six years.Benchmark U.S. crude fell $1.88, or 4 per cent, to settle at $43.08 a barrel in New York on Tuesday, its lowest close since March of 2009.The latest slide came as OPEC said its production rose to a three-year high. China also devalued its currency, suggesting economic growth there was softer and could cause lower crude demand.U.S. crude has been declining since reaching a high this year of $61.43 on June 10.Crude is under pressure on several fronts. Big increases in production in the U.S. and Canada, along with sizable gains in Iraq and elsewhere, have helped increase supplies. Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations kept pumping crude at high levels and Iranian oil could soon return to the market after being kept off by sanctions.Meanwhile, worldwide demand is not as strong as expected because China’s growth has cooled and other economies have become more energy efficient.While drivers, shippers and airlines are enjoying the lower fuel prices spurred by crude’s slump, the oil industry is responding to lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment.In other futures energy trading, Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, declined $1.23, or 2.4 per cent, to $49.18 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline closed unchanged at $1.694 a gallon, while heating oil fell 2.9 cents to close at $1.563 a gallon. Natural gas rose 0.2 cents to close at $2.844 per 1,000 cubic feet. read more

In a statement, the Secretary-General’s Spokesperson said that these pledges “will go far to kick-start” the operationalization of the Fund. “These developments demonstrate that Governments increasingly understand both the benefits derived from climate action and the growing risks of delay,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson explained. The pledge comes on the heels of other significant climate actions such as the United States-China joint announcement to curb emissions as well as positive commitments reaffirmed by other leaders in recent meetings including at the G20 and the September UN Climate Summit. Today’s actions will provide much needed public finance which is critical to unlocking investments at a much larger scale from private sources, Mr. Ban said. The Secretary-General also underscored the importance of climate finance for securing a meaningful, universal climate agreement in Paris in 2015 and for catalysing action on the ground. He urged all developed countries that have not yet pledged to the GCF to do so by COP 20 in Lima and encouraged those developing countries that are in a position to do so, to consider making voluntary contributions to the Fund in Lima. The Green Climate Fund seeks to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change.The Fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). And in the context of sustainable development, it will promote a shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development. “The Green Climate Fund is the epicentre that determines the direction of both public and private investment over the next decades,” said Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, describing the capitalization of the Fund as one of the wisest investments in the 21st century.Today’s pledges were made by 21 countries, including contributions from four developing countries. Their combined contributions provide for the largest amount the international community has ever mobilized for a dedicated climate finance mechanism within a timeframe of less than five months. read more

Former 76ers guard Allen Iverson holds the game ball before Philadelphia played the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Credit: Courtesy of MCT“We talkin’ about practice…not a game… not the game I go out there and die for. But practice.”This was Allen Iverson’s most memorable moment to the masses. In this classic rant, he successfully said the word “practice” 22 times in a press conference. In a nutshell, this moment with the media summed up his entire career.The incident was exciting, riveting and defiant, which was exactly who Allen Iverson was. Basketball fans who watched Iverson play know he stood for so much more than a simple rant in an interview. The innovative Iverson will go down in history as one of the most beloved and popular players of the early 2000s era of the NBA for three reasons: his superior toughness, quickness and exciting brand of basketball.Iverson, who last played in the NBA in 2010, has been back in the news recently after a Showtime documentary titled Iverson was released on May 16. The film captures the life of one of the most influential and beloved athletes our generation has ever seen. In the documentary, filmmaker Zatella Beatty tells the story of one of the more intricate individuals we’ve seen in any sport. The story of Allen Iverson touches on his triumph from the depths of poverty-stricken Hampton, Va., into a NBA legend.Iverson, standing at only 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, was the ultimate warrior on the court and feared no one. Not even the likes of 7-foot giants such as Shaquille O’Neal who occupied the painted area could stop the lightning-quick Iverson from slashing for a layup.His uncanny ability to take brutal punishment from players twice his size and always rise to his feet afterward marks the true definition of a warrior. Iverson was relentless and always gave it his all; no one ever questioned Iverson’s effort or determination on the court. Iverson might have always been the smallest in terms of stature on the court, but what he lacked in height he certainly made up with the size of his heart and determinationIverson wore his emotions on his sleeve and was the beating heart and soul of the 76ers organization for a decade. Behind his remarkable MVP season when he averaged 31 points, 5.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and three steals, the future Hall of Famer carried a lackluster supporting cast in 2001 to the NBA Finals (which stands today as one of the greatest one-man feats ever) against the heavily favored and nearly unstoppable Kobe Bryant- and Shaq-led Lakers.During the Lakers’ run in the 2001 playoffs, they went undefeated, sweeping every opponent they faced until Game 1 of the Finals. Behind Iverson’s amazing 48-point (the next-highest scoring output was Eric Snow’s 13 points), six-assist, five-rebound and five-steal performance, the Sixers defeated the unstoppable Lakers in overtime. The Sixers would go on to lose in five games; however, it was no fault of Iverson’s, who averaged a ridiculous 35 points throughout the series.The Answer’s most formidable of moves on the court were unequivocally his quickness and his killer crossover. Even the greatness of Michael Jordan was no match for a rookie Iverson who found himself in a one-on-one matchup that left His Airness baffled and befuddled.In a one-on-one matchup, Iverson was impossible to guard. His quickness left defenders on their heels and off balance. If the defender would back off too far, he would rise up for the pull-up jumper, whereas if the defender tried to play him close, he’d blow right by him with his electric speed for an acrobatic layup.Iverson loved to play in big moments and relished the opportunity of taking the opposing team’s best player one-on-one and making him look foolish. Because of this style of play, Iverson was often referred to as selfish and narcissistic, but the quality of teammates (or the lack thereof) forced Iverson into attack mode every night, knowing he was his team’s only option to win.Every single time Allen Iverson took a step onto a basketball court, you held your breath. He brought pure excitement and thrill with his brand of basketball that left even the most casual of fans impressed with his all-out efforts. During this time period, “street ball” was extremely popular but viewed as taboo in the professional ranks of the NBA. Iverson changed this mentality with his flair and exuberance that was both rewarding and entertaining.The Answer was a true superstar who seemed to have a special aura about him. The way he carried himself on the court was so infectious and impressionable, with his persona of tattoos, hairstyle and accessories on the floor. As a child growing up, I specifically remember getting my hair braided solely because of Allen Iverson.When one watches a basketball game today, it is impossible to not find at least one player on the court without a shooting sleeve on. Allen Iverson started this phenomenon initially because of a medical issue with his elbow that future players took and turned into a fashion statement. It’s even evident in other sports such as football and baseball today, where players wear a single sleeve on their right arm just like A.I. did. Ultimately, Iverson was cool, fierce and edgy, and that’s why he was so loved.Iverson was an 11-time All-Star, four-time scoring champion, two-time All-Star Game MVP and the 2001 Most Valuable Player. Most of all, he was an icon to a generation.The Showtime documentary details a man’s life story that so many could either relate to or really marvel at. His struggle from poverty and trouble-filled youth to becoming one of the greatest players ever is truly a feat captured well in the documentary. read more

Rodjay Burns (29), Jonathon Cooper (18) and Rashod Berry (13) walk out of the endzone after Burns’ rushing touchdown during the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorFor the second time in less than a week, an Ohio State defensive back is transferring out of the program.Sophomore cornerback Rodjay Burns announced on his Instagram account Friday afternoon that he will transfer to Louisville to continue his football career. In the post, the Louisville-native cited his father’s health as the reason he will transfer closer to home.“Hard thought out life decision, and the decision i making for me and my future, I love my brothers at TOSU but i have to further my career elsewhere due to my fathers health, i have to decide to transfer to University of Louisville,” Burns wrote on Instagram. Burns played seven games in his career for the Scarlet and Gray, tallying a single tackle. In his first game playing for the Buckeyes, against Bowling Green, he intercepted a pass and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown.Burns, a late commit in OSU’s 2016 recruiting class, played for Trinity High School in Kentucky. In 2014, his team won its school’s 23rd state championship.On May 9, it was reported that cornerback Joshua Norwood would transfer from the program.Burns is the ninth player to leave the Buckeyes since the end of the 2016 season. Offensive linemen Lisle, Tyler Gerald and Kyle Trout, and wide receivers James Clark, Torrance Gibson and Alex Stump decided to transfer out of OSU while quarterback Stephen Collier announced his retirement in January. read more

Ohio State junior cornerback Denzel Ward (12) sets up prior to a play in the second quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFollowing in the footsteps of cornerbacks before him, Ohio State junior cornerback Denzel Ward will enter the 2018 NFL Draft, forgoing his final year of eligibility.Ward made a last-minute decision to sit out the Cotton Bowl and sent out a statement on Twitter that thanked Buckeye Nation for his time at Ohio State.“I had countless conversations with my coaches about this decision well before the game. Though I was deciding not to participate in the bowl game I did not want to leave my teammates and coaches to pursue my dream just yet,” Ward wrote. “I hope everyone can respect my decision and continue to show support.”Ohio State had to replace both starting cornerbacks, Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore, from last year’s team because of their early departure for the NFL. Urban Meyer and the defensive coaching staff will be tasked again with replacing a first-round talent on the outside.Ward has arguably been Ohio State’s best defensive player this season and one of the best at his position in the country. The first-year starter led the team with 17 pass breakups and 20 passes defended, which rank X and X respectively in the NCAA. He also picked off two passes during the 2017 season, including one inside the 5-yard line in the Big Ten championship against Wisconsin.Ward was named a 2017 first-team All-American by the Associated Press and many other outlets.Although he wasn’t technically a starter in 2016, Ward played an equal number of snaps as Lattimore and Conley, who were eventually drafted 11th and 24th in the 2017 NFL Draft.Ward is projected as a consensus first-round pick and is listed as the top cornerback and No. 11 overall prospect by ESPN’s Todd McShay.Go bucks!— Denzel Ward (@denzelward) December 30, 2017 read more

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first_img 15,176 Views Image: PA Wire/PA Images Jan 14th 2017, 7:40 AM Weekend exercise may be as good as daily trips to the gym ‘Weekend warriors’ appear to lower their risk of dying about as much as people who exercise more regularly. 12 Comments PEOPLE WHO EXERCISE mainly on the weekends may reap significant health and survival benefits, on par with people who work out more regularly, according to researchers.Currently, experts recommend 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise.But no consensus has been reached on just how often a person needs to exercise, and whether activities should be done daily or condensed into shorter periods.The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine showed that people who pack all of their exercise into one or two days of the week – often referred to as “weekend warriors” – appear to lower their risk of dying about as much as people who exercise three times a week or more.The study looked at survey responses from nearly 64,000 people, and grouped them in four categories: inactive, insufficiently active, weekend warrior and regularly active.All three groups of people who got exercise fared better than people who were inactive.Comparing weekend warriors to inactive adults, researchers found that those who exercised just one or two days a week saw about a 30% lower risk of dying.The risk of cardiovascular death for weekend warriors was 40% lower and the risk of cancer death was 18% lower than among inactive adults.Recommended amountSimilar effects were seen among insufficiently active people who got less than the recommended amount, and regularly active people who exercised three or more days per week.Compared with the inactive participants, the risk of dying of any cause among insufficiently active participants was 31% lower, and 35% lower in regularly active participants.The risks of dying from heart disease or cancer among insufficient exercisers and regular exercisers were also quite similar – each within a few percentage points – to the weekend warriors’ reduced risk.“It is very encouraging news that being physically active on just one or two occasions per week is associated with a lower risk of death, even among people who do some activity but don’t quite meet recommended exercise levels,” said senior author Emmanuel Stamatakis, associate professor at the University of Sydney.However, for optimal health benefits from physical activity it is always advisable to meet and exceed the physical activity recommendations.Based on survey dataThe study stopped short of proving cause and effect, because it was based on people who filled out health surveys in Britain, and relied on their self-reported exercise intensity and duration.On average, weekend warriors tended to be men and averaged 300 minutes of weekly exercise in one or two days, said the study.The types of exercise people did included gardening, walking, cycling, running and organised sports.By far, most of the survey respondents were inactive – nearly 63%. Another 22% were insufficiently active. Just 3.7% were weekend warriors, and 11% were regular exercisers.Their age was 40 and up, and they were followed for an average of nine years.Despite the study’s limitations, its authors described their findings as “statistically powerful,” and said it backed up previous research by Harvard University that tracked 580 people and found a lower death risk among weekend warriors compared to sedentary men.Experts say physical exercise boosts health by lowering cholesterol, controlling weight gain, improving sleep patterns and reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes.- © AFP, 2017Read: Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in AugustRead: Irish people split 50/50 on whether we should invite Trump to Ireland Image: PA Wire/PA Images By AFP Share Tweet Email Saturday 14 Jan 2017, 7:40 AM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High School is proud to announce that senior Prathik Ramesh has been named as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Over 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The 16,000 semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s seniors.Prathik is an outstanding scholar whose dedication to his studies and impressive intellect have helped him earn several academic accolades during his high school career, including awards for Academic Excellence in History and Math and recognition as an AP Scholar with Distinction for earning a perfect score on every AP exam he has taken. Outside the classroom, Prathik is an active member of the Boys Scouts, currently serving as a Den Chief for his pack. For his Eagle Scout project, Prathik adopted the important platform of increasing voter registration and improving voter awareness in Wilmington. He is also a member of the Strings Orchestra and Vice President of the Philosophy Club. Prathik plans to pursue a career in a technology related field and has previously volunteered with Wilmington Public Schools’ IT department to increase his knowledge in his chosen field.Wilmington High School is also proud to announce that seniors Sophia Giampolo and Emma Rhind have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.Sophia GiampoloSophia is a high achieving honors student who is spending her senior year taking on a new challenge, Dual Enrollment at Middlesex Community College where she began her studies this past summer. During her time at WHS she has been an active member of DECA, the Environmental Club, Mentor Program and the WHS Visionary Board. Sophia has taken on leadership roles as well, serving as President of Environmental Club and is on the marketing and fundraising boards of DECA. As a passionate artist she has also been a part of the Art Club and took part in the Art All State Program this past June. She also manages to find time to work part-time and volunteer in her community. Sophia is currently considering continuing her education in the area of public policy, perhaps focusing on environmental issues, and minoring in the arts.Emma RhindFor the last four years, Emma has been a valued member of the Wilmington High School community, both in and out of the classroom. She is a model student who serves as the President for National Honor Society, is a member of the marketing committee for DECA and has competed at the state and international levels as a participant in this group, and also serves as a mentor for incoming freshmen students. She was elected to serve on the School Wellness Advisory Committee by the leaders and her peers in the Medical Careers Club and is also a member of the WHS field hockey team. Emma’s positive attitude and dedication to helping others has left a mark on the larger community as well; she is a regular participant in the Relay for Life and Thirty Hour Famine and has completed mission trips in New York and Colorado with the Youthworks organization. Emma’s future plans including attending a four year college and becoming a lawyer.A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to each of these students by Ms. Peters, Dr. Brand, and their guidance counselors, Mrs. Caggiano and Ms. O’Mara.About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational; excellence in our nation. We hope this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”(NOTE: The above press release is from Wilmington High School.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. 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first_imgPicture and brief résumé of Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley. Image, text: Alaska Department of Law.Nome Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley will go before a judicial oversight committee on Thursday for a disciplinary hearing, facing multiple charges of professional misconduct.In May, the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct cited Dooley for six alleged violations.“We issued a complaint, which is a list of formal charges of violations of the Alaska Code of Judicial Conduct by statements the judge made in various court proceedings,” said Marla Greenstein, executive director of the commission.In the charging document, the commission highlighted fivestatements Dooley made in court that showed “insensitivity to the victims and witnesses.” The document also identified an incident where Dooley allegedly bargained with a defendant, essentially exchanging a certain sentence for a “no contest” plea.All six incidents occurred between May of 2013 — when Dooley first assumed his position in Nome after appointment by former Gov. Sean Parnell — and September of last year. They came to light after the commission received several anonymous complaints about the judge.Dooley responded to the allegations in June when his attorney, William Satterberg, Jr., submitted an answer to the commission’s complaint. In the response, Dooley acknowledged having made the statements in question, but denied violating any standards of conduct. He also requested the hearing take place in Nome.While Dooley’s request was considered, Greenstein said state budget constraints made a Nome hearing unrealistic.Instead, the disciplinary hearing will take place at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage, where the commission — made up of three judges, three lawyers, and three members of the public — will review court audio and hear testimony from Dooley.“The commission chair will basically preside, and then the other commission members will typically sit in the jury box and have the ability to ask questions of witnesses,” said Greenstein. “Then they will deliberate.”That deliberation will determine whether or not Dooley’s statements and behavior violated the judicial code of conduct. If the charges are found to be unsupported, Greenstein said the complaint will be dismissed.But if the charges are found to be true — in total or in part — the commission can recommend that Dooley be publicly censured, suspended, or removed from office. Greenstein said permanent removal is very rare.If any sanctions are recommended, though, they’ll go before the Alaska Supreme Court, which is responsible for enforcing any penalties.Dooley’s hearing is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Although the hearing is taking place in Anchorage, the commission has announced there will also be an audio broadcast available at the Nome Courthouse.last_img read more

first_imgKothagudem: A Naxalite of CPI (ML) New Democracy was arrested by the police, and a firearm was recovered from his possession here on Friday.Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt, who produced the arrested before the media, informed that the arrested was identified as Madivi Ramesh alias Ravi of Palavagu of Mulugugudem under Kothagudem two town police station limits. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us He said that on a tip-off that New Democracy’s Azad dalam members were in the forests of Chinthakunta of Laxmidevipalli mandal, the local police and Special Party Police undertook the combing operations and arrested Ramesh. However, dalam commander Azad and its members escaped into the forests. The SP informed that Ramesh was involved in four criminal cases and he along with other dalam members used to extort money from businessmen and attack police party. The arrested was sent to judicial remand. The SP on the occasion appealed to the Naxalites to join mainstream and lead life like general public. Officer on Special Duty D Uday Kumar Reddy and Kothagudem DSP SM Ali were present.last_img read more