UAAP Season 80 Preview: NU Bulldogs ready to pull off surprises

first_imgView comments “J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem will be carrying the load for this season. With Issa Gaye joining us, that will be a good help also. And the bench will play a big, major role in our quest this season,” he said.But more than the manpower, what makes Jarin successful is his tried-and-tested system, something which he is hoping the Bulldogs have already bought into.“It takes a lot of time to really adapt to what you really want. But then, the only thing is I’m very fortunate personally because I inherited a group that has this good attitude — that has winning attitude, great culture. So you have to give credit to coach Eric Altamirano and his coaching staff for doing a great job,” he said.With that said, Jarin expects nothing less from this NU crew to bring in the energy for the full 40 minutes.“We’re gonna come in with a lot of energy. We’re gonna come in very competitive. We’re gonna come in all-out, and ready to surprise everybody.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: NU Bulldogs643 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 And for the seasoned mentor, there’s only one word to describe this campaign with the Bulldogs: a challenge.“I like challenges,” he said. “The goal right now, realistically, is to be very competitive. Meaning tosay, we need to get to the Final Four because that’s the main objective. It will take a lot of hard work and you know that we’re the dark horse going into the Final Four, but hopefully, with a little hard work and a lot of luck, it’s attainable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJarin inherits a young NU team, which failed to make it to the semifinals for the first time in five years last season.But the bench tactician likes what he’s seeing from his lineup with J-Jay Alejandro and Matt Salem serving as the team’s leaders. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Coach: Jamike JarinLast Season: 5-9 (5th Place)Holdovers: J-Jay Alejandro, Matt Salem, Rev DiputadoAdditions: Issa Gaye, Jonas Tibayan, Enzo JosonKey Losses: Alfred Aroga, Med Salim, Joshua Sinclair, JV GallegoWinner in every level he’s been in, coach Jamike Jarin embarks on a new chapter in his career as he is tasked to lead National University this upcoming season.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LATEST STORIES Akhmetov knows he’s in for tough challenge vs Eustaquio MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Game 1 hero Go deflects credit to Ravena, Eagles

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Sterling hits late goal as Man City sets EPL record; Arsenal 4th Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Ateneo has a golden chance to close the series out in Game 2 on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum as the Eagles aim for their first title since UAAP Season 75.Until then, Go has no reason to celebrate just yet. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHolding a precarious 73-70 lead against La Salle in the waning seconds of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals,  Ateneo knew it needed one last bucket to put the result beyond doubt.Luckily for the Blue Eagles, Thirdy Ravena found an open Isaac Go down low for the undergoal stab plus the foul with 10.4 seconds remaining. Go completing the three-point play and Ateneo held on for a 76-70 win.ADVERTISEMENT “Second, it was Thirdy who found me open, so I have to give credit to Thirdy. Third, at the end of the day, it was a two points for Ateneo. I don’t look at it as a two points for me, but I look at it as a whole, that Ateneo got the two points.”It was the second time in as many games that Go proved to be the hero for Ateneo. He also rescued the Blue Eagles in their Final Four do-or-die against Far Eastern University wherein he drilled the game-tying triple that forced overtime and sank a improbable putback on one knee in the extra period.For some, Go’s heroics was redemption of sorts, especially after he botched a potential go-ahead gimme in the Blue Eagles loss to the Archers in the second round.“There’s always pressure, but we can’t pressure ourselves because it’s a game,” he said. “There’s no external pressure that will force us to change the way we play. Internally, we just have to push ourselves.”ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsThe blue gallery was electric but somehow, the 6-foot-7 big man remained stoic as if nothing happened.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s exciting, yes, but the reason that I was not able to celebrate was that first, the game was not finished yet. It was not a buzzer beater,” Go said.READ: Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham winger Nkoudou attracting German interest

first_imgTottenham winger Nkoudou attracting German interestby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham winger George-Kevin Nkoudou is attracting interest from Germany.Nkoudou is expected to leave Spurs this month after a tough first-half of the season.Foot Mercato says despite his playing struggles, Nkoudou has attracted enquiries from across Europe.German clubs have contacted the minders of the 23-year-old. As have Italian, Spanish and French teams.Nkoudou is contracted to Spurs until 2021. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Vine: Dante Fowler Danced With The Rowdy Reptiles During Today’s Basketball Game

first_imgDante Fowler celebrating during a Florida Gators football game.GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 05: Dante Fowler Jr. #6 of the Florida Gators celebrates a fumble recovery during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)University of Florida defensive end/outside linebacker Dante Fowler is forgoing his final year of eligibility so he can enter the 2015 NFL Draft, where he is a projected top-10 pick. Even though he is leaving Gainesville a year early, Fowler has shown he has a lot of love for Gator fans and he did so again today.During UF’s 57-56 win over Arkansas, Fowler hung out with the Rowdy Reptiles, Florida’s student section. He waved pom-poms and even showed off his dance moves.  After the game, Fowler showed love to the fans via his Instagram account:Had fun with them #RowdyReptilesA photo posted by Dante Fowler (@6ixxgod) on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:15pm PSTIt’s always good to see college athletes have fun and support fellow student-athletes. Fowler is an excellent example of that.[ @ThomasGoldkamp ]last_img read more

Ready or not Canadian business may face sanctions under EUs GDPR privacy

first_imgTORONTO – Any Canadian business that collects personal information about residents of the European Union —whether they’re tourists, students or online customers —risks maximum fines of $30 million or more if they violate a sweeping new EU privacy law that takes effect Friday.But privacy experts say many small- and mid-sized Canadian companies have only recently become aware that they may be covered by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which was adopted by the 27-country regional government in 2016 with a two-year delay before enforcement starting on May 25, 2018.“Anybody that is collecting personal data from European residents — not only citizens — needs to comply with this,” Ale Brown, founder of Kirke Management Consulting, said in a phone interview from Vancouver.That’s equally true for a boutique fashion company selling purses, a university with students from a European country or a website using cookies or other information tracking features, she said. The GDPR could even affect small tourism-related business such as a resort or tour operator, because they have guests from all over the world.Besides having potentially hefty fines, the GDPR’s scope is also sweeping.It covers everything from giving people an opportunity to obtain, correct or remove personal data about themselves, to outlining rules for disclosing security breaches, to providing easily understood privacy policies and terms of service.One of the criticisms of GDPR has been that it could impose higher administrative costs on every company that wants to comply with the rules _ plus the potentially devastating impact of being hit with a fine for violating the law.Among those raising the alarm is Jake Ward, a spokesman for the recently formed Data Catalyst advisory council, which aspires to educate policy makers and businesses about the importance of the data-driven economy.“Now, I’m not saying that it’s a bad bill, because I don’t necessarily think it is,” Ward said in an interview.“But there could have been some steps taken to appreciate that the challenges of small businesses is different from the large.”For example, he said, a fine of four per cent of annual revenue would be very painful for a large company like Facebook or Google but “that’s a death sentence for a small company that gets hit with a GDPR fine.”While the EU intends for its fines to be a real deterrent to breaking the privacy law, it does take into account a number of factors, such as whether the infringement is intentional or negligent, the actions taken to reduce damage to the individuals, and preparations in place to prevent non-compliance.However, it may impose the biggest fine applicable in a particular case and the ultimate maximum fine could be either 20 million euros (C$30 million), or four per cent of a company’s annual global revenue, whichever is greater.Brown said many of her larger clients have been grappling with the legal and operational implications of the GDPR for 18 months or more, but others have only recently become aware that they need to be ready too.A top priority for them, she said, is to respond quickly if somebody requests access to their personal information or corrections to what’s on file about them _ both rights recognized by the GDPR.“Smaller businesses in Canada may fly under the radar for awhile, because the supervisory authorities are going to have to prioritize, but if somebody lodges a complaint — they’re going to come,” Brown said.“From a financial, from a legal and a reputational perspective, you really don’t want a European supervisory authority knocking on your door.”They can begin to protect themselves by having a process in place for dealing with GDPR issues, as soon as possible, Brown said.“Do an inventory of the data you have, understand why you have it and document it.”It’s also important to be able to locate the information, which may reside in multiple places such as an in-house system, on a “cloud” service on somebody else’s servers, or on a mobile device like a smartphone, said Matthew Tyrer, a senior manager at the Ottawa office of data protection company Commvault.The arrival of GDPR has been an opportunity for Commvault as well as any Canadian company that can demonstrate it has taken the effort to protect their customers’ personal data, Tyrer said.“It will just make you that much more competitive and these are things we should probably have already been doing in the first place, when you look at the basics.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly spelled the first name of Jake Ward.last_img read more

Man 62 supplying ammunition illegally to criminals arrested in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: A-62-year-old man was arrested for allegedly supplying ammunition illegally to criminals based in Delhi-NCR and Punjab, police said Saturday. Amarlal, a native of Abohar in Punjab and residing in Patel Nagar, was arrested on Friday at Sonia Vihar Pushta road near MCD Khatta here. He had arrived in a white car to deliver a huge cache of ammunition to his contact, said G Ram Gopal Naik, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime). Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plasticA total of 1,000 live cartridges of .32 pistol, 1,000 live cartridges of .315 pistol and Rs 25,000 were recovered from his possession, he said. During interrogation, Amarlal disclosed that he used to get the ammunition at a cost of Rs 125-150 per cartridge from a known gun house owner at Shahbad in Ambala, Haryana, and sold them to criminals for Rs 200-250 per cartridge, Naik said. He has been supplying the ammunition illegally to criminals since 2002, the DCP said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Naik said Amarlal initially used to work as a salesman in gun houses in Abohar and Fazilka in Punjab. He then started his own gun house in Abohar but suffered losses, the DCP said Naik said Amarlal later began selling ammunition illegally to criminals and also helped people get fake arms licenses. He was first arrested by the CBI in a fake arms license case in 2002 and later on by local police in the Arms Act cases, said the officer. Further investigation is underway, police said.last_img read more

Morocco only country in Arab region to anticipate Arab Spring thanks

first_imgTangier – Morocco is the only country in the Arab region that has managed tonticipate the “Arab Spring” by undertaking, in the last fifteen years, an unprecedented political openness at the time, said Friday in Tangier, Special Representative of the European Union for the Southern Mediterranean, Bernardino León Gross.This openness, which began during the reign of the late King Hassan II, was evidenced by a a political openness which led more pluralism, and this is what helped Morocco manage the new situation in the Arab region differently, he said.Regarding the position of the European Union vis-à -vis the events of the Arab Spring, Mr. Gross, who was speaking at the 3rd plenary session of the Medays Forum, said the EU seeks to support, politically and financially, the dynamics of change and the democratic reforms in the countries of the “Arab Spring”, in the framework of the respect for the national sovereignty of each country. In the same vein, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley called for the establishment of national strategies in the Arab Spring countries, for balanced relationships between the governors and the governed.Regarding the dynamics of change in his country, Mohamed Abdulghafar, diplomatic adviser to the King of Bahrain, noted that the “Bahraini Spring” began long before the Arab revolutions in 2011, thanks to a series of social and political reforms to meet the aspirations of the people.last_img read more

Hurshs shutout Baynes home run carry Ohio State softball to 10 win

OSU junior Shelby Hursh (19) during a game against Penn State on April 6 at Buckeye Field. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorTo obtain its sixth straight win, the No. 23 Ohio State softball team had to be carried by its pitching Wednesday evening, downing Dayton 1-0. OSU junior Shelby Hursh pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts, taking her season record to 13-3.Redshirt junior outfielder Alex Bayne recorded the Buckeyes’ only hit of the game on her 18th home run of the year, bringing her within one of the program’s single-season home run record.“One swing of the bat can matter, so just being there for my team is important,” Bayne said. “And them helping me stay up is really awesome.”The Flyers went down in order in the top of the first inning, giving OSU the chance to grab an early lead on Bayne’s solo shot to left center field. Through the following two innings, both teams remained hitless, as Hursh and Dayton sophomore Manda Cash, who struck out nine through six innings, continued to best batters.“(Hursh) pounded the zone,” said OSU coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “We didn’t mix it up, and sometimes we try and finesse the outside corners, which is where we get into trouble with walks.”Dayton got its first runners aboard in the fourth inning with singles from freshman Kyle Davidson and junior Krista Gustafson but could not continue the streak to bring them home. The Flyers threatened the Buckeyes’ defense again in the fifth with a leadoff double from sophomore Kailee Budicin, and junior Katie Ryan reached first on a fielder’s choice with one out.OSU kept its composure and got out of the jam but went down in order in the bottom of the inning, leaving the game in a tight, one-run game.“Her wind-up was something we haven’t seen before, so we just had to zone in on every pitch,” Bayne said of the left-hander Cash.Again, the Flyers got their leadoff batter, junior Gabrielle Snyder, aboard on Hursh’s only walk of the game, but sophomore Becca Gavin caught her stealing on a snap throw to second base in the top of the sixth. Hursh added two more strikeouts to silence Dayton’s bats and give her opponents one last chance to score.“We haven’t been faced with a lot of low-scoring games, so I actually really enjoyed Shelby rising to not even allow a run,” Schoenly said.In the bottom of the sixth, Bayne headed to first base on her second walk of the day and stole her fifth base of the year, but seniors Cammi Prantl and Erika Leonard left her stranded. In the final inning, Dayton went down in order to give OSU a piece of momentum heading into this weekend.“I just want to keep a positive attitude for my team. If I don’t get it done in an at-bat, I know that I can make a difference next at-bat,” Bayne said. “Just embracing every moment.”Schoenly shared Bayne’s optimism of Wednesday’s close outcome, expressing pride in her players’ composure and confidence.“It kept them super hyped, and I think that’s going prepare them for down the road here,” the coach said.That road leads the Buckeyes to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to take on No. 3 Michigan in a decisive Big Ten weekend series. Friday’s game, the first of three, is set to begin at 6 p.m. read more

Injury report Lightys broken foot in 200809 a blessing in disguise

When Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta thinks his team needs a boost, he’ll sometimes show highlights of former OSU players to amp up his Buckeyes. One of Matta’s favorites involves a player still on his roster. During the final minutes of an 81-68 win against Jacksonville on Dec. 17, 2008, then-OSU junior David Lighty raced up the sideline and stole a pass to help move the then-No. 16 Buckeyes to 7-0 — all while playing on a broken foot. “He broke his foot in that game and continued to play the last five minutes,” Matta said, “and played harder than anybody I had ever seen.” At the time, Lighty’s injury was a blow to a Buckeye team looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2007–08 season in which it didn’t make the NCAA Tournament. With Lighty’s foot recovering in time for a potential return to OSU at the tail end of the season, Matta debated bringing back the forward for a potential postseason run. “Part of me wanted to see how good that team could have been,” Matta said. “He was such an intricate part of it.” Matta ultimately decided against bringing back Lighty during the 2008–09 season, and the Buckeyes went on to make the 2009 NCAA Tournament, falling to Siena in the first round. With Lighty being granted a medical redshirt for that season, Matta recalled realizing that the injury could end up paying dividends for OSU in the long run. “I remember when he broke his foot and you’re visualizing ahead, and we knew we were going to have a big incoming class coming in that year,” Matta said. “I remember saying to myself, you know, this could be good to have David Lighty as a fifth-year senior guiding those guys.” Matta’s prophecy has turned into a reality this season, with Lighty playing a key role on a Buckeye team that is 24-0 and ranked No. 1 in the country. Lighty said there was never any doubt in his mind that his injury two seasons ago was a blessing in disguise. “I always look at it as a positive thing,” Lighty said. “Being with these guys one more year and being able to develop my game another year and especially having the chance and opportunity that we have right now to leave Ohio State, hopefully, as a national champion would be great.” Playing on a team with freshmen Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft, who weren’t yet in high school when he was playing his first season at OSU, Lighty has made his impact mostly on the defensive end of the floor, something Matta says Lighty is the best in the country at doing. When the Buckeyes were tied with Northwestern during the final minutes of their Jan. 29 matchup, it was Lighty who made a key steal that resulted in the game-winning free throw from Sullinger. The win gave the Buckeyes their 22nd consecutive win, a feat that Lighty — the player who’s been a part of the most wins in OSU history — has accomplished twice in his career. The other time came during his freshman season, 2006–07. Matta made a point of praising Lighty for the accomplishment following the game. “Of the four teams he’s played on, two … have won 22 games in a row at some point in his career,” Matta said. “That’s incredible.” Matta isn’t the only one to realize the impact Lighty has had on this year’s team. A freshman when Lighty broke his foot in 2008, junior guard William Buford said that what Lighty has brought to this year’s Buckeyes has been invaluable. “You’re always going to need Dave. He brings all the energy to the team,” Buford said. “He’s the most talkative guy when we’re on the floor. He’s the heart and soul to this team.” read more

Track and Field Ohio State sending 53 athletes for highly competitive Music

Junior Nick Gray will run the men’s 60-meter-dash, 200-meter-dash and 4×400-meter-relay this weekend at the Music City Challenge in Nashville, Tennessee. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsOhio State will open up its roster by sending 53 athletes to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Music City Challenge, a two-day meet filled with tough competition and national implications. There will be 12 events on Friday and Saturday with at least one NCAA national championship qualifier.In the past two meets, Ohio State opted out of sending its full roster. This week, Ohio State is sending its full team, marking the season debuts for several athletes.Men’s previewThe 60-meter dash is filled with highly competitive sprinters who should create a close end result. Ohio State’s junior Nick Gray and senior Zack Bazile, as well as Southern Mississippi’s Cra’vorkian Carson and Memphis’ Davon Demoss, have top times that are separated by just .04 seconds. Carson has the fastest time at 6.64, which ranks 11th overall in the country, while Bazile is the slowest at 6.68, ranked 21st in the nation. The athletes with the top-16 marks will go to the national championship meet.“In the 60 meter, it’s important to focus on body technique, how fast I’m getting out and not focus on what’s going on in the outside lanes,” Gray said. Gray currently has a season-high mark of 6.66. That time would tie him for the last national championship qualifying spot, but that race was not counted by the NCAA. Since that race, Gray has been hampered by small injuries.“My goal for this track meet is to leave healthy and not hurt,” Gray said. Gray said he does not feel pressure to beat his personal record because he is currently more focused on his better events, the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. Gray will make his season debut in the 200-meter dash and will run in 4×400-meter relay. Bazile has primarily been a jumper throughout his collegiate career, but ran a 60-meter-dash in 6.68 seconds two weeks ago.“Zack’s always wanted to run on the track,” assistant coach Joel Brown said. “He has the opportunity to do that this year and it is turning out well for him.”Redshirt sophomore Kendall Sheffield will make his track debut for Ohio State. Sheffield’s personal record in the 60-meter dash is a 6.70. He also plays cornerback for the Ohio State football team. Bazile also is expected to have a big meet outside of the 60-meter dash. He has the farthest long jump by .35 meters heading into this meet. While Bazile set a personal best in triple jump this year, Southern Mississippi’s John Warren has the better mark on the season. In the men’s 800-meter run, Ohio State junior Alexander Lomong has the top time this season. It will be the first 800 of the season for three of Virginia Tech’s runners, all of whom have faster personal records than Lomong.The Buckeyes are having their best season in school history in pole vault. Cole Gorski has the pole vault record a 5.45 meters set last week, and junior Coty Cobb is ranked third all-time (5.35m).They will be facing off against some tough familiar foes. Cincinnati’s Adrian Valles has beaten both Buckeyes and has the third-highest jump in the country at 5.61 meters. Michigan State’s Tim Ehrhardt has a personal record higher than Gorski’s, but Gorski beat Ehrhardt earlier this season.Women’s previewThe weight throw will be a showdown of the top-three collegiate throwers in the country and an Olympian. Junior Sade Olatoye is currently third with a throw of 22.76 meters, behind Cincinnati’s Ann Echikunwoke (23.69) and Mississippi’s Janeah Stewart (23.83). The top three will square off against Gwen Berry, a member of Team USA.Olatoye, Stewart and Echikunwoke also will compete in shot put. Freshman Anavia Battle will run in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. She is coming off first place finishes in the 60-meter dash (7.45) and 200-meter dash (23.79). Both finishes are the two best times this season for Ohio State. Brown said Battle is doing less weight training than her teammates and is focused more on bodyweight training and explosiveness to stay on track for this meet.Senior Mikaela Seibert has the farthest personal best in triple-jump heading into this meet of all competitors, but Cincinnati’s Irati Mitxelena has the farthest mark of the season. read more

Mens Lacrosse No 9 Ohio State drops second straight Big Ten game

Ohio State junior attack Tre Leclaire (44) passes the ball during their match against Rutgers at Ohio Stadium on Mar. 31. Ohio State lost 6-14. Credit: Willow Mollenkopf | For The LanternNo. 1 Penn State’s offense was too much for No. 9 Ohio State to handle, with the Buckeyes losing their second straight game with a 13-8 defeat to the Nittany Lions, leaving Ohio State without a win in Big Ten play so far.On a wet and slippery Sunday night in State College, Penn State’s offensive efficiency and star players proved to be the key difference. Penn State junior attacker Mac O’Keefe scored three goals, while redshirt junior Grant Ament added two goals and six assists in front of the home crowd.The Buckeyes (7-2, 0-2 Big Ten) were not able to capitalize on the shots they saw, scoring on eight of 37 shots and picking 16 ground balls to Penn State’s eight. However, Penn State made the most of its opportunities, making 13-of-26 shots and saving 14 shots to Ohio State’s seven.Penn State (9-1, 2-0 Big Ten) scored within the first four minutes of the first quarter with a goal from sophomore midfielder Brian Townsend and added to another goal before Ohio State tied it with two straight goals from junior attacker and leading scorer Tre LeClaire. Both teams would score back-to-back goals to keep the game tied at the end of the first. LeClaire finished the game with four of Ohio State’s eight total goals on 10 shots, five of which were on goal. The second quarter started strong for the Nittany Lions, with Penn State’s two prolific stars making the difference. O’Keefe scored two straight goals to stay as the second to top scorer in the country and Ament was the player on both assists, adding to his already nation-leading assist total. The Buckeyes would add a goal, but Penn State would get two more, one of which came from O’Keefe for the hat trick.Ohio State made a strong run to get back into the game, scoring three goals in the third quarter — including LeClaire’s third of the day — but Penn State had an answer for the Buckeyes every time they made a run, answering with three goals in the quarter.The final quarter about Penn State ending the Buckeyes hopes, scoring two straight before LeClaire found the net again, but it wasn’t as enough as Penn State scored again to end the game with the five-goal victory.Ohio State moves on to face Johns Hopkins at noon Sunday. read more

Mourinho hopes that City will get worse

first_imgManchester City managed to win this season’s Premier League with a huge point gap between them and second-placed United – and José Mourinho hopes that the upcoming season, it will be more narrow.The Portuguese claimed that his side have had a great season but it just wasn’t enough as the Citizens were unstoppable – and if they will gain more than 90 points even the next season, the result will be the most likely the same.The former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach spoke about his side’s next season’s chances as he said, according to Independent:norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…It depends on what the direct opponents do. One of the reasons related to your question – you don’t win a title, is it a failure or not – it depends on your opponents.”“I think was in champion in Spain with 100 points [with Real Madrid in 2012] and Barcelona had 91 points. Ninety-one points was a failure for Barcelona? I don’t think it was.”“So in this season, in this Premier League, many clubs had positive seasons, like us, like Tottenham, like Liverpool. But it was impossible because City were really good and consistent and will reach a number of points that makes it impossible for you.”last_img read more

Report Juventus reject AC Milans swap offer for Higuain

first_imgAC Milan’s proposed swap deal involving their captain Leonardo Bonucci for Gonzalo Higuain has been rejected by Juventus, reports Calcio MercatoThe Rossoneri are resigned to losing Bonucci this summer with the defender believed to have been unsettled by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Milan’s financial future with club owner Li Yonghong having recently lost control of his shares to American Hedge fund Elliot Management due to his failure to pay off his loan debts.Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has recently admitted that he is currently unsure if Bonucci will remain at the San Siro this summer or not.“It will be up to Leo and the club to decide, but I hope that Bonucci can stay here. I think that when a player expresses a desire, the coach must do all he can to convince him to stay,” he said on Bonucci.But it appears that Milan have decided to act first and have now reportedly offered Juventus the chance to resign the 31-year-old in return for their out-of-favour striker Higuain.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.The Argentina international appears almost certain to leave Turin this summer following Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival from Real Madrid, which has deemed Higuain surplus to requirements.However, Juventus have rejected the offer but have not closed the door on reuniting with Bonucci this summer.The Old Lady feel that Milan should offer cash in the swap deal with Bonucci believed to be valued at €35m.The Serie A champions are asking Milan to come back with €25m included in their next offer and, in return, they will get Higuain.last_img read more

Local Boundary Commission Begins Work With Soldotna On Annexation

first_imgPrior to the council submitting the petition to the LBC, additional public hearings and action from the council will be required. John Czarnezki Director of Economic Development and Planning: “It’s been three years since we started the process, and we’ve methodically gone through the process to look at the financial aspects.” In September 2018 the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly passed a resolution opposing the City of Soldotna plan to annex adjacent properties without voter approval. LBC staff has provided information and documentation to city staff engaged in drafting the petition. LBC staff has not yet been informed of a specific timeline anticipated for the completion of a draft petition. The Soldotna City Council voted back in June 2018 to submit a draft petition  for the annexation areas adjacent to the city limits to the Local Boundary Commission (LBC). Those areas include; Girdwood, Nikiski, and Soldotna. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Local Boundary Commission released its 2018 annual report for the upcoming legislative session, including a number of proposed boundary moves on the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

USPS Loses 15 Billion in FYQ2

first_img As a class, periodicals continued to decline for the USPS. Volume was down 1.2 percent, contributing to a 1-percent revenue loss from magazines, newspapers and other publications distributed by mail. Operating revenue was up 1.3 percent, or $223 million, to $16.9 billion, on the strength of 14.4-percent growth in shipping and package volume. Total mail volume fell by 1.3 percent however. Meanwhile, the USPS posted a net loss of $1.5 billion in the quarter. Excluding a retiree health benefit prefunding expense, the net loss would have dropped to $44 million though. The U.S. Postal Service saw operating revenue increase in its fiscal second quarter, though it continued its record of net losses. “For years, trends in hard-copy reading behavior and advertising shifts from print to other media have impacted this segment,” the report notes. “Periodicals are not expected to rebound as e-readers and electronic content continue to grow in popularity with the public.”last_img read more

With wrist slit and plastic bag wrapped around face Kolkata girl found

first_imgThe horrifying incident has sent shockwaves through Kolkata.Reuters | RepresentationalIn one of the most spine-chilling incidents of what appears to be a case of murder/suicide, a student was found in the school toilet with her wrist slashed and a plastic bag wrapped around her face in a prominent girl’s school in South Kolkata. The horrifying incident has sent shockwaves through the city.The girl, reportedly a class 10 topper, was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead. The authorities of the school in Ranikuthi area informed the police about the incident that happened on Friday (June 21).According to reports, senior police officials have visited the school and have recovered a three-page suicide note from near the girl’s body. About the content of the recovered notes, an officer said that the girl was under some stress and that she could not sleep properly in the last three months. “We have spoken to her parents but they are also under such a trauma that we have limited our questioning,” the officer stated.The girl went to the toilet at around 1:40 pm and people started looking for her when she did not return to the class. The girl was found motionless and bleeding in the school washroom. The girl may have put the plastic bag on her head to stop her screams from being heard, reports NDTV.The deceased was under pressure as she reportedly wanted to get through the Indian Statistical Institute.A police official said there are some marks of self-inflicting hesitating injuries on the girl’s left wrist. However, doctors said those are not responsible for her death.An investigation is underway and the girl’s body has been sent for post mortem.All possible options are being explored by the homicide team of the Kolkata Police who have refused to call it ‘a case of suicide’. CCTV footages have also been recovered from the school.The school authorities refused to pass any comment on the matter. Is Crime On The Rise In America? Closelast_img read more

Iraq forces enter ISheld Mosul airport

first_imgIraqi security forces regroup in the village of al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on February 22, 2017. AFPIraqi forces on Thursday entered Mosul airport, which lies on the southern edge of the city, for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.Backed by jets, gunships and drones, forces blitzed their way across open areas south of Mosul and entered the airport compound, apparently meeting limited resistance but strafing the area for suspected snipers.The interior ministry’s Rapid Response units, followed by federal police forces, entered the airport compound from the southwest after pushing north from the village of Al-Buseif.”We have entered the airport and engineering units are clearing the roads,” Hisham Abdul Kadhem, commander of the Rapid Response’s Scorpion Regiment, told AFP inside the airport.Attack helicopters fired rockets at an old sugar factory that stands next to the perimeter wall, sending a cloud of ash floating across the area.On the road leading to the southern end of the airport, the body of an IS fighter lay next to a motorbike.While there was no evidence of fierce resistance from within the airport, Iraqi forces continued to rain fire on the area, including on the sugar factory which they suspected still sheltered IS snipers.Little was left standing inside the perimeter and what used to be the runway was littered with dirt and rubble. Most buildings were completely levelled.US forcesThe regional command said elite forces from the Counter-Terrorism Service were simultaneously attacking the neighbouring Ghazlani military base, where some of them were stationed before IS seized Mosul in June 2014.Control of the base and airport would set government forces up to enter Mosul neighbourhoods on the west bank of the Tigris, a month after declaring full control of the east bank.All of the city’s bridges across the river have been blown up.The US-led coalition has played a key role in supporting Iraqi forces with air strikes and advisers on the ground, and on Thursday US forces were seen on the front lines.The American troops are not supposed to be doing the actual fighting but in recent weeks have got so close to the front that they have come under attack, coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorrian said.”They have come under fire at different times, they have returned fire at different times, in and around Mosul,” Dorrian told reporters on Wednesday.He declined to say if there had been any US casualties in the attacks, but an unnamed official later told CNN that several personnel had been evacuated from the battlefield.The latest push to retake Mosul, the second city and the last stronghold of the jihadists in Iraq, was launched on Sunday and involves thousands of security personnel.They started closing in on the airport four days ago. It is unclear how many jihadists are defending the airport but US officials said Monday that only around 2,000 remain in Mosul.There are an estimated 750,000 civilians trapped on the city’s west bank, which is a bit smaller than the east side but more densely populated.It is home to the Old City and its narrow streets, which will make for a difficult terrain when Iraqi forces reach it because they will be impassable for some military vehicles.Letters from the eastThe noose has for months now been tightening around Mosul and the living conditions for civilians are fast deteriorating.Residents AFP has reached by phone spoke of dwindling food supplies forcing many families to survive on just one meal a day.Medical workers say the weakest are beginning to die of the combined effect of malnutrition and the lack of medicines, which IS fighters are keeping for themselves.An army plane late Wednesday dropped thousands of letters written by residents of the retaken east bank to their fellow citizens across the river.”Be patient and help each other… the end of injustice is near,” read one of them which was signed “People from the east side.””Stay in your homes and cooperate with the security forces. They are your brothers, they came to liberate you,” read another.A smaller than expected proportion of the east side’s population fled when Iraqi forces stormed it nearly four months ago but the United Nations is bracing for a bigger exodus from the west.It had said 250,000 people or more could flee their homes on the west bank and has scrambled to set up new displacement camps around the city.last_img read more

100yearold woman raped in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: A 100-year-old woman was brutally raped allegedly by a 20-year-old youth in the middle of the night in West Bengal’s Nadia district, the police said on Wednesday. “The incident took place on Monday night. Argha Biswas alias Abhijit was caught by the family members of the old woman. A complaint was filed on Tuesday,” an officer of the Chakdah police station said. The culprit from the Gangaprasadpur area has been arrested and presented before the court. The proceedings are going on and the centenarian has been released from the hospital after the required medical tests.last_img read more

Clojure 1100beta1 is out

first_imgOn October 6, the release of Clojure 1.10.0-beta1 was announced. With this release, Clojure 1.10 will now be considered feature complete and only critical bug fixes will be addressed. Changes introduced in Clojure 1.10 Detecting error phase Clojure errors can occur in five distinct phases, which include read, macroexpand, compile, eval, and print. Clojure and the REPL can now identify these phases in the exception and/or the message. The read/macroexpand/compile phases produce a CompilerException and indicate the location in the caller source code where the problem occurred. CompilerException now implements IExceptionInfo and ex-data reports exception data including the optional keys: :clojure.error/source: Name of the source file :clojure.error/line: Line in source file :clojure.error/column: Column of line in source file :clojure.error/phase: This indicates the phase (:read, :macroexpand, :compile) :clojure.error/symbol – Symbol being macroexpanded or compiled Also, clojure.main now contains a new function called ex-str that can be used by external tools to get a repl message for a CompilerException to match the clojure.main repl behavior. Introducing tap tap, a shared and globally accessible system, is used for distributing a series of informational or diagnostic values to a set of handler functions. It acts as a better debug prn and can also be used for facilities like logging. Read string capture mode A new function, read+string is added that not only mimics read, but also captures the string that is read. It then returns both the read value and the (whitespace-trimmed) read string. prepl (alpha) This is a new stream-based REPL with a structured output. These are the new functions that are added in clojure.core.server: prepl: It is a REPL with structured output (for programs). io-prepl: A prepl bound to *in* and *out* suitable for use with the Clojure socket server. remote-prepl: A prepl that can be connected to a remote prepl over a socket. prepl is now alpha and subject to change. Java 8 or above required Clojure 1.10 now requires Java 8 or above. The following are few of the updates related to this change and Java compatibility fixes for Java 8, 9, 10, and 11: Java 8 is now the minimum requirement for Clojure 1.10 Embedded ASM is updated to 6.2 Reliance on jdk166 jar is removed ASM regression is fixed Invalid bytecode generation for static interface method calls in Java 9+ is now fixed Reflection fallback for –illegal-access warnings in Java 9+ is added Brittle test that fails on Java 10 build due to serialization drift is fixed Type hint is added to address reflection ambiguity in JDK 11 Other new functions in core To increase the portability of the error-handling code, the following functions have been added: ex-cause: To extract the cause exception ex-message: To extract the cause message To know more about the changes in Clojure 1.10, check out its GitHub repository. Read Next Vue.js 3.0 is ditching JavaScript for TypeScript. What else is new? Java 11 is here with TLS 1.3, Unicode 11, and more updates Rust 2018 RC1 now released with Raw identifiers, better path clarity, and other changeslast_img read more

Discovery Communications is reportedly in merger t

first_imgDiscovery Communications is reportedly in merger talks with Scripps Networks Interactive.According to a Reuters report, Scripps is looking for a buyer and has also held discussions with Viacom.The Discovery negotiations come more than three years after Scripps was first linked to firm.Variety reported in December 2013 that Discovery was considering making a bid for Scripps.That same year Discovery bought SBS’s business in Scandinavia for US$1.7 billion (€1.25 billion) and paid €170 million to buy into TF1 channels Eurosport, Histoire, TV Breizh, Ushuaïa TV and StyliaIn January 2014, however, the Wall Street Journal reported that Discovery and Scripps had abandoned merger talks without getting beyond an “early, exploratory stage.”US-based Scripps owns TV brands including HGTV, Food Channel, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, as well as Poland’s TVN.A deal with Discovery would bring these assets together with Discovery’s networks – which include Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, and OWN in the US – and a number of European brands, such as Eurosport.Scripps’ share price was up more than 14% in after-hours trading, while Discovery’s was up more than 7%. Neither company has commented on the speculation.last_img read more