Virat Kohli is the best player in the world in all 3 formats: Virender Sehwag

first_imgFormer India opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday lauded Virat Kohli for his amazing run-scoring feats and declared him the best cricketer in the world in all three formats.Kohli scored yet another hundred, his 20th in Test cricket, in the ongoing third match against Sri Lanka on Day 1 to take India to 371/4 at stumps after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. Kohli remained unbeaten on 156 with Rohit Sharma at the other end.”Flawless innings, every player should learn from him. He slowed down after his hundred so he can come back on day 2 and score a double hundred. Kohli is the best player in the world across 3 formats,” Sehwag said on air after the day’s play.Co-commentator and former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra went one step further and backed the Indian captain to score a triple century in this match.”Kohli can even score 300 the way he is batting,” Nehrji said.150 runs off 178 balls for @imVkohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/DhNn9NcQ8y- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017Kohli reached the three-figure mark with a single off off-spinner Dilruwan Perera as India reached 264/2 in the 62nd over in the second session. Opener Murali Vijay also slammed a hundred, his 11th in this format, and shared a 283-run stand with Kohli before falling on 155 late in the final session.The 29-year-old surpassed the great Sachin Tendulkar (107) to become the second fastest Indian batsman to score 20 hundreds in Test cricket. Sunil Gavaskar heads the list having reached the milestone in just 93 innings while Kohli got there in his 105th innings.advertisementOverall, Kohli is placed in fifth place behind Don Bradman (55), Gavaskar (93), Matthew Hayden (95) and Steve Smith (99).He is also the quickest to complete 52 international centuries across formats, achieving the feat in his 350th innings to beat South African Hashim Amla’s record of 378 innings.The run machine continues. Three consecutive 100s for @imVkohli #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/sevr4oLuid- BCCI (@BCCI) December 2, 2017He also went past 3000 Test runs as captain. He is the third Indian skipper after MS Dhoni and Gavaskar to achieve the feat.Kohli also went past 5000 Test runs in the same match today to become the fourth-quickest Indian to achieve the feat in his 105th innings.Before the start of the third Test, Kohli needed just 25 runs to achieve the feat and he got there with a splendid cover drive off Suranga Lakmal which went for a boundary.last_img read more

Super Bowl Ads Aim Not to Offend

first_imgNEW YORK — Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend.GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria’s Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the game after a year of domestic violence scandals in the NFL.Advertisers have to find a balance between grabbing people’s attention and not going too far to shock or offend a broad base of more than 110 million viewers. They want to be sure to make the estimated $4.5 million they’re spending for a 30-second Super Bowl ad worth it. This year, that seems to mean erring on the side of caution.“Companies are being more prudent,” said MediaPost columnist Barbara LIppert. “It’s also a very weird atmosphere with all the coverage about deflated balls and domestic abuse. Maybe advertisers want to be a little more careful in that climate.”It’s a far cry from the dot.com commercial attempts in 2000, when an E(asterisk)Trade ad showed a monkey in a garage and touted the fact that the company had just wasted $2 million dollars, but MediaPost’s Lippert says it makes sense to be restrained.Even GoDaddy, which made its name with racy Super Bowl spots since it began advertising 11 years ago, has been moving away from being edgy; last year one of its Super Bowl ads focused on a woman running a small business.This year, they promised a warm and fuzzy ad featuring a puppy, spoofing a Budweiser ad from last year that also featured a puppy. But the twist at the end of GoDaddy’s spot showed the puppy was being sold online via a web site created with Godaddy.com. After it debuted early, a social media storm erupted, with pet lovers finding the ad offensive. GoDaddy said late Tuesday it wouldn’t air the ad.“At the end of the day, our purpose at GoDaddy is to help small businesses around the world build a successful online presence,” said CEO Blake Irving. “We underestimated the emotional response.” GoDaddy says it has another ad it plans to run.Wix.com, which helps people build web sites, has taken a lesson from GoDaddy. Instead of debuting as a Super Bowl advertiser with a racy spot like GoDaddy did when it was a new advertiser, Wix.com went for non-edgy laughs with an ad that shows retired football players coming up with funny fictional businesses. Brett Favre, for instance, invents a charcuteries business called “Favre and Carve”).Other companies appear to be playing it safer too by not focusing so much on bare skin and sophomoric humor. A Victoria’s Secret 90-second teaser ad showed supermodels fully dressed as football players. The actual Super Bowl ad shows the models dressed in Victoria’s Secret lingerie, though.And the NFL is airing a public service announcement from NoMore, a coalition of anti-domestic abuse organizations. The ad depicts a chilling 911 call from a battered woman to demonstrate the terror of domestic abuse.MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Astros’ Keuchel K’s Yanks, 4-0

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares HOUSTON — Astros Manager A.J. Hinch showed confidence in his ace to let him finish what he started the night of June 25.Dallas Keuchel pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 in his second shutout in less than a month to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees.“I haven’t been here a long time but that’s probably as good as I’ve seen Dallas Keuchel,” Hinch said. “The game plan for him is to use his pitches and be aggressive. His ball is moving all over the place tonight which made them have to be aggressive.”Keuchel (9-3) gave up six singles and walked one while topping his previous best of 11 strikeouts in a shutout over the White Sox on May 30.“Probably, just based on command and stuff wise,” Keuchel said when asked if it was the best he felt. “I got a few pitches early, but they weren’t really aggressive early pitch wise.That led to an advantage for me then later in the game, they started hacking. I was able to get all four pitches over, and that was crucial for me. I was also able to calm down.”The left-hander retired 18 of 19 during one stretch, including 15 straight before Alex Rodriguez’s single with two outs in the ninth. Mark Texeira then walked prompting a trip to the mound by Hinch.“I told him finish the game, I want to go home,” Hinch said. “I think the game should be over and it was his game to finish. That’s exactly what I told him.”Carlos Beltran singled to load the bases, but Keuchel got Jose Pirela to ground into a force out to end the game.Keuchel rebounded from his worst start of the season when he allowed five runs and walked four Saturday at Seattle.“It seems like division games I get a little too amped up for, and it was very uncharacteristic of me in Seattle,” Keuchel said. “I wanted to take a step back and relax a little coming out of the gate and find my groove.”Jose Altuve had three hits and scored three times. Evan Gattis had an RBI single in the sixth and an RBI double in the eighth.Adam Warren (5-5) allowed three runs — two earned — and five hits with four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings for the Yankees. The loss was Warren’s first in four starts. He has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last nine starts.Preston Tucker’s RBI double gave Houston a 1-0 lead in the second.Colby Rasmus’ sacrifice fly scored Altuve to stretch the Astros’ lead to 2-0 in the fourth. Chris Young and Beltran each had two of New York’s six hits as the Yankees lost for the fourth time in five games.“Well he stays down in the zone, he’s using the corners, and he’s using the zone,” Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said of Keuchel.“He attacks, he’s ahead all night. He wasn’t behind in too many counts. We got a few hits but we never put anything together. We hit a couple balls hard foul. He pitched well.”last_img read more

Sunil Gavaskar wants India to try out Shubman Gill in final 2 ODIs vs New Zealand

first_imgIndia have already bagged the five-match ODI series with their 7-wicket win in the third one-day international at mount Mount Maunganui on Monday.That was Virat Kohli’s last involvement in New Zealand for the current tour as the Team India skipper has been rested for the final two ODIs of the five-match series and the three T20 internationals in New Zealand. In Kohli absence, his deputy Rohit Sharma will lead the side.And with series securely in the bag, many pundits are expecting India to make a couple of changes over the next two games and give players on the bench a chance.Sunil Gavaskar speaking to India Today on Tuesday, wanted the 19-year-old Shubman Gill to get a game in New Zealand.”Well because the No.3 spot is vacant, I would want to give Shubman Gill a game, give him a couple of games and see how he fares. If he gets to bat, you will get a fair idea how he is taking to international cricket,” Gavaskar told India Today.Super training session #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/6Ymle5GLSu Shubman Gill (@RealShubmanGill) January 29, 2019Gill, someone who epitomises the new breed of Indian cricketers, even won praise from Kohli at the end of the 3rd ODI at the post match presentation ceremony.”I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19,” Kohli said in praise of the 19-year-old.advertisement”So, that’s the confidence that they carry and it’s great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway. And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them the space to grow.”As for the team composition for the upcomming World Cup, Gavaskar said that the Indian squad is more or less decided and the only thing they are looking at are the fifth and sixth bowlers, where have a number of players to chose from at their disposal.”I think you are looking at the fifth and sixth bowlers, that is where India is coming good. Hardik Pandya is back for the first time since September and he bowled and fielded very well, that was one brilliant comeback. Then there is Kedar Jadhav as well. Indian selectors are spoilt for choice and that’s always good,” Gavaskar said.Also Read | Indian selectors are spoilt for choice and that’s always good: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | New Zealand better team than Australia, India have been too good: Harbhajan Singhlast_img read more

Joanna Krupa Thanks Polish Military For Replacing Animals With Modern Simulators

first_imgPolish-born supermodel and Real Housewives of Miami star Joanna Krupa has just sent a letter to Poland Minister of National Defence Tomasz Siemoniak congratulating him for replacing the use of animals in all military medical training exercises with modern simulators after discussions with PETA and its international affiliates.“I am proud that my home country recognizes that the lives of animals matter and that there are more humane and effective ways to teach people how to perform lifesaving medical treatments than by hurting animals”, Krupa writes. “I know that the momentum created by Poland’s progressive example will encourage the five remaining NATO countries — Canada, Denmark, Norway, the U.K., and the U.S. — that still shoot, stab, burn, and kill animals in their military training drills to modernize their practices.”Polish military officials cited information about the benefits of simulation technology provided by PETA and protest letters from supporters of PETA and its international affiliates as the motivation behind the shift. Studies show that medical-care providers who learn trauma treatment using life-like simulators that replicate human anatomy and physiology are better prepared to treat people than those who are trained by cutting into animals who have been shot and dismembered.Poland’s decision means that more than 80 per cent of NATO nations are now training service members without harming any animals, leaving only a handful of countries, including the UK, still using animals.last_img read more

60s Scoop survivor to sue governments says Metis should receive compensation

first_imgThe Canadian PressSASKATOON – The former head of a Metis group has announced his intention to sue the federal and Saskatchewan governments over the 60s Scoop.Robert Doucette, a 60s Scoop survivor and former president of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, says it’s wrong that Metis were left out of a federal government apology and compensation deal for victims of the practice.“For the most part, we’re looking for respect and for justice. We have seen nothing but disdain from the federal minister of Indigenous affairs, Carolyn Bennett, by leaving us out of this agreement,” Doucette said in Saskatoon on Monday, accompanied by other survivors and his lawyer.The 60s Scoop was a practice that saw Indigenous, Metis and Inuit children taken from their families and placed in non-Indigenous care.Bennett made a statement of apology in the fall for 60s Scoop survivors who were robbed of their cultural identities, but it didn’t include Metis.The federal government agreed to pay a maximum $750 million to status Indian and Inuit victims. Ottawa also agreed to set aside a further $50 million for a new Indigenous Healing Foundation.The settlement followed an Ontario court decision from February, when the federal government was found liable for the harm done to at-risk, on-reserve Indigenous children who were placed in non-Indigenous homes from 1965 to 1984 under terms of a federal-provincial agreement.In 2015, then-premier Brad Wall promised an apology for Metis and First Nation survivors. However, an apology from the provincial government has not yet been issued. Wall had said he was ready to make an apology but he didn’t agree with the idea of provincial compensation.The lawsuit filed by Doucette is not a class-action lawsuit as he says other survivors have the intent of filing other lawsuits in the future.“Both levels of government are not taking responsibility for their actions and now leave Metis 60s Scoop survivors no choice but to defend ourselves and we will hold both levels of government accountable for the damage they’ve brought on Metis individuals,” Doucette said.The chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, which represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan, suggested in November that Saskatchewan pay out $400 million, or at least $200 million, to 60s Scoop survivors.last_img read more

Royal Air Maroc Adds Three Flights to CasablancaBeirut Route

Rabat – Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc  (RAM) will reinforce its Casablanca and Beirut line with three additional flights. The new flights will be served, for the first time, by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.Abderhman Ibrahimi, RAM’s sales manager in the Middle East and North Africa, announced at a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the airline that the Casablanca-Beirut link will grow from three to six flights a week.To celebrate this new offer, a mini-football tournament was organized with the participation of seven teams of Lebanese players residing abroad as well as other participants from Lebanon’s security team. The tournament was marked by the presence of M’hamed Grine, the Moroccan ambassador to Lebanon, and Avedis Guidanian, the Lebanese Minister of Tourism.Grine said that this event is a contribution from Morocco and RAM aiming to allow Lebanese living abroad to reconnect with their country of origin. He added that the national airline is a model institution in terms of development and solidarity between countries in a win-win approach based on mutual respect.RAM was chosen by international air transport rating organization Skytrax for three consecutive years as the best regional airline in Africa in recognition of its pioneering role as a continental airline.RAM serves 97 destinations with over 60 aircraft. Its staff includes more than 4,000 people of different nationalities. read more

Mexico activist killed days before pipeline referendum

MEXICO CITY — A community activist fighting against a plan to build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town has been killed three days before a scheduled public referendum on the project.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned Wednesday’s murder of Samir Flores Soberanes as “vile, cowardly.” But Lopez Obrador said the public referendum on the Morelos Comprehensive Project will go on as scheduled.Local communities have been fighting for years against the project, which would include two thermoelectric plants, the gas pipeline and an aqueduct. The mostly indigenous communities around the Popocatepetl volcano have concerns about health, safety and the water supply.Flores’ community of Amilcingo is among those opposing the referendum. Local press report Flores was shot as he exited his home early Wednesday. Details and the motive remain unclear.The Associated Press read more

Guinea Ban calls for peaceful democratic power transfer after Presidents death

23 December 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today extended his condolences on the passing of General Lansana Conté of Guinea, and stressed the need for a peaceful, democratic and constitutional transfer of power, following a reported coup attempt in the West African nation just hours after the President’s death. “He calls for calm and urges the armed forces and all stakeholders to respect the democratic process,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.“At this time of transition in Guinea, the Secretary-General stresses the need for a peaceful and democratic transfer of power, in accordance with the Constitution.” The statement also acknowledged President Conté’s “long-standing commitment to the maintenance of peace and unity in Guinea and to the promotion of stability and regional cooperation in the Mano River Basin.” In particular, Mr. Ban commended Guinea’s generosity in hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in neighbouring countries. read more

LionsGiants Is The Biggest Game Of Week 15

Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown With three weeks left in the NFL season, 11 playoff spots are open. That means that most of the remaining 48 games — save some stinkers like 49ers-Rams — will make some impact on the postseason. What are this week’s biggest games?For the last month, we’ve been using the model behind our 2016 NFL predictions to calculate how much each team’s playoff chances “swing” depending on the outcome of each game. For example, we currently give the Green Bay Packers a 31 percent chance of making the playoffs. If they beat Chicago this week, we project those chances will increase to 40 percent (independent of other games). If they lose, their chances drop to 11 percent.1Our NFL predictions are based on 100,000 simulations of the rest of the season and are updated after every game ends. In the simulations in which Green Bay beats Chicago, they make the playoffs 40 percent of the time. In simulations where they lose, they make the playoffs 11 percent of the time. But it’s unlikely that Green Bay’s playoff probabilities will be exactly 40 percent or exactly 11 percent at the end of Week 15, because the team’s chances depend on the outcome of several games, not just their own. The Packers’ current chances are much closer to 40 percent than to 11 percent because they are much more likely to beat the Bears (69 percent) than lose to them (31 percent). That’s a 29 percentage point swing! By doing this same math for every matchup and factoring in how each team’s resulting record will affect others’ playoff odds, we can find out which games are the most impactful.But “most impactful” only tells part of the story. Let’s say you’re a Green Bay fan, or a fan of any other team on the playoff bubble. Which set of outcomes would help the most this week? To help answer this question, we’ve updated our predictions page to allow you to pick the outcomes of every game for Weeks 15 through 17, so you can see how each matchup affects every team’s probabilities. In the “best case” scenario I could find for the Packers, they’d beat the Bears, but also Dallas would beat Tampa Bay, San Francisco would beat Atlanta, the New York Giants would beat Detroit, Indianapolis would beat Minnesota, and Carolina would beat Washington.With these six outcomes, Green Bay’s playoff chances rise to 58 percent. Go create your own scenarios! The five biggest games of Week 15 are below. Detroit84987127– Tennessee2425232– AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF NE WINSIF DEN WINSSWING Washington4649445– Minnesota1922174– Minnesota1923176– Buffalo24—4– Baltimore27322110– Atlanta9193894– Atlanta9189912– 1. Detroit (9-4) vs. N.Y. Giants (9-4) — 93 total ‘swing’ points Indianapolis3142– Denver54%33%78%44– We’re down to one wild card slot in the AFC. While neither Oakland nor Kansas City has officially clinched the postseason, we currently give both teams a greater than 99 percent chance, and only one of them (probably the Chiefs) will make it in as the AFC West champion. Denver is still clinging to that second wild card spot, but their loss to the Titans in Week 14 set their chances back. They’ll now face a brutal end-of-season schedule, facing New England, Kansas City and Oakland. 4. Carolina (5-8) vs. Washington (7-5-1) — 88 total ‘swing’ points 2. New England (11-2) vs. Denver (8-5) — 90 total ‘swing’ points CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS Green Bay3127347– Tampa Bay54%85%42%43– N.Y. Giants7570778– 5. Tennessee (7-6) vs. Kansas City (10-3) — 72 total ‘swing’ points Atlanta9192893– Green Bay3135287– CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS Detroit8482853– AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF TB WINSIF DAL WINSSWING Miami27361521– Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown 3. Tampa Bay (8-5) vs. Dallas (11-2) — 88 total ‘swing’ points Tampa Bay5457516– The Buccaneers have won five straight and control their own playoff destiny. Dallas is guaranteed a postseason slot, but if you choose an outcome to this game on our new NFL predictions page you’ll see that a win improves their chance of a first-round bye to 99 percent, and a loss drops them to 80 percent. This makes a huge impact on their Super Bowl probabilities, so the Cowboys — who are at risk of dipping into a quarterback controversy — have quite a bit to play for here. Only teams with a playoff swing of at least 2 percentage points based on the game outcome shown N.Y. Giants75%54%93%39– CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF TEN WINSIF KC WINSSWING Houston75537926– Washington46375013– CHANCE OF MAKING PLAYOFFS The Lions had their eighth fourth-quarter/overtime comeback of the season on Sunday, and now somehow find themselves in contention for a first-round bye. But Detroit’s remarkable season has come against a pretty weak schedule, and they’ll have to wrap up the year against the Giants, Cowboys and Packers. The winner of this game would be nearly assured of a playoff spot, but the loser will be in decent shape. Green Bay, which is in the hunt for the NFC North, is rooting for the Giants. Tampa Bay, Washington, Atlanta and (somewhat surprisingly) Minnesota would prefer a Detroit win to improve their wild card standing. AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF DET WINSIF NYG WINSSWING Detroit8486824– Tennessee24%53%19%34– The Panthers’ playoff chances are more or less nil, but they have the opportunity to play spoiler three games in a row against Washington, Atlanta and Tampa Bay.2You may have noticed that Tampa Bay-Dallas and Carolina-Washington both have a “swing” total of 88 points. That number is rounded, but we use a little more precision when we determine the rankings, and Tampa Bay-Dallas is the (very slightly) more impactful game. Washington would miss the playoffs if the season ended today and would fall to having just a 1-in-5 chance of making them with a loss here. Washington46%22%64%43– Denver5452542– Pittsburgh8991874– N.Y. Giants75827012– Tampa Bay5458508– Green Bay31243310– Minnesota1914217– AFFECTED TEAMCURRENTIF CAR WINSIF WAS WINSSWING The Titans also control their own destiny! Wins against the Chiefs, Jaguars and Texans in the final three weeks will leave the Titans with a 10-6 record and an AFC South title. And yet, we give them just a 24 percent chance of making the playoffs. One reason for this is that this week’s matchup in Kansas City, where the Titans will be major underdogs by any measure. But it’s also possible that our ratings are understating the Titans’ overall strength. Elo carries over from season to season, and while most teams have shaken whatever effect 2015 had on their rating, Tennessee started in such a huge hole — their 2015 end-of-season rating was 1272 — that we’re still rating them as a significantly below-average team. A win in Kansas City would send their Elo, and their playoff chances, skyrocketing.CORRECTION (Dec. 15, 2:13 p.m.): A previous version of this article misstated the best-case scenario for the Packers in Week 15. In that scenario, the best outcome for Green Bay would be the Giants beating the Lions, not the other way around.Check out our latest NFL predictions. read more

Ryan Day and Greg Schiano become Ohio States first 1 million assistant

Ohio State announced Ryan Day, along with Greg Schiano, will become the first million-dollar assistant coaches in Ohio State football history on Feb. 14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter paying $700,000 in base salary for its highest-paid assistant coach last season, Ohio State will pay two assistant coaches — associate head coach and defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day — at least $1 million in 2018, the university announced Wednesday. Schiano earned more money than any other Buckeye assistant coach last season and will remain the highest-paid assistant, earning $1.5 million next season in base salary on a one-year deal. His $800,000 raise is a larger sum of money than his 2017 base salary of $700,000. Schiano had been pursued by teams in the NFL as an assistant coach and in the NCAA as a head coach.Day, who was promoted from co-offensive coordinator to offensive coordinator after the season, will earn a $1 million base salary next season. He signed a three-year deal, according to Ohio State.Ohio State co offensive coordinator Greg Schiano (middle, in red), leads into the air after the Buckeyes beat Penn State 39-38 on Oct. 28 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Station Manager“The reality is we have to compensate people consistent with the expectations and their performance,” Athletics Director Gene Smith said last week. Ohio State anticipates all 10 assistant coaches will be in the top-three in base salary in the Big Ten at their respective positions, according to a release.Every other returning assistant coach, except for linebackers coach Bill Davis, will receive raises. Davis, who earned $500,000 in his first season as an Ohio State coach, will be paid the same amount in 2018.Offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Kevin Wilson earned a $150,000 raise and will make $800,000 next season. He will have the third-highest base salary of the program’s 10 assistant coaches. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson’s base salary will increase from $575,225 to $750,000 in 2018, making him the fourth-highest paid Ohio State assistant coach. Former Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch was hired as a defensive assistant coach and will have an $800,000 base salary next year. His specific role as an assistant has not been announced. Taver Johnson was hired Tuesday as Ohio State’s cornerbacks coach and will make $345,000 in base salary.In 2018, running backs coach Tony Alford will make $525,000, which is $75,000 more than he made last season. Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa will receive a $90,000 pay bump to raise his base salary to $500,000.Wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Smith received a $40,000 raise, but will be the lowest-paid assistant coach, making $340,000. He is the only remaining member of Urban Meyer’s first staff at Ohio State.The Lantern requested contracts of each assistant coach, but has yet to receive the documents, which will include bonuses, supplemental income and other amenities. read more

Carlos Ruesga is hero of Sporting in Russia

← Previous Story EHF CL: Montpellier defeated in Brest! Next Story → VIDEO: Marin Sego was hero of Pick Szeged against HBC Nantes Carlos Ruesga is the hero of the Portuguese Sporting CP in win over Chekhovskie Medvedi – 23:22.Experienced Spanish playmaker netted goal from 9-meter throw after the end of 60 minutes for a huge celebration.The Portuguese champions are now on two wins after two matches. Carlos RuesgaSporting handball

States schools testing better

first_img• See local scores online at http://columbian.com/datacenter/school_ratings_2011• For a review of Washington’s testing and graduation rules, and discussion of the 2011 results: http://k12.wa.us/Communications/PressReleases2011/StateTestResults.aspx (see “More information” box on far right)Scores from new math exams administered to Washington high school students in spring 2011 are highly encouraging statewide and locally, but the state’s school chief isn’t ready to declare success.At least three years of data are needed for an accurate assessment of new end-of-course exams launched this year, he warned. Still, state Superintendent Randy Dorn couldn’t help applaud results for the Measurements of Student Progress for grades 3-8, the High School Proficiency Exam, the new mathematics tests and even more refined high school graduation rates.“Almost every (category) is improving and moving in the right direction,” Dorn said Tuesday at an Olympia press conference during which scores for all Washington students and subject areas were unveiled.“I believe they’re learning better. I believe our quality of teaching is better,” Dorn said of students’ performance. Alignment between clearer learning standards and new exams also has improved. “This test isn’t easier. To me, the rigors are the same,” he said.last_img read more

Water trail idea gets tentative launch

first_imgThe water trail plan is available on the parks and recreation website.Clark County commissioners, and a few local mayors, like the idea of creating a unique “water trail” to usher kayaks and canoes along the county’s waterways. They just don’t like it so much they’re throwing cash behind the project.That’s not to say the finances won’t change. At a meeting this month between the county and the cities of La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Woodland, the region’s leading lights mulled the idea of putting financial backing behind a proposed water trail for paddlers.“The question for all of you: Is there a call to action?” asked Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation planner Jean Akers.Akers presented the “Lewis River-Vancouver Lake Water Trail Plan,” outlining how to create a 32-mile navigable route from the North Fork Lewis River in Woodland to Vancouver Lake.Running along existing county waterways, the trail obviously won’t need to be groomed much. But the plan does recommend more than 30 improvements to water access points. Some suggestions, such as Americans with Disabilities Act upgrades and possible land acquisitions, could come at quite a cost.last_img read more

City of Dreams awards Macau record HK43 million Duō Fú Duō Cái

first_img Load More RelatedPosts Marriage proposal provides unexpected highlight at third Macau After Dark City of Dreams has awarded Macau’s largest ever Duō Fú Duō Cái jackpot with a lucky player winning a monster progressive prize of HK$42.9 million on Monday night.The huge payout, won by a Signature Club member, is not only Macau’s biggest Duō Fú Duō Cái jackpot but the largest jackpot of any kind at Melco Resorts’ flagship Cotai property. Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul Gaming opportunities down but Scientific Games holds steady in 2Q19 on growth in international, online segments Duō Fú Duō Cái is the most popular progressive link in Macau with around 4,000 units of the hugely popular Scientific Games product currently deployed in Asia alone.However, it could be a while before City of Dreams writes another check like the one issued this week with the Duō Fú Duō Cái progressive jackpot now back down to HK$13 million.last_img read more

Joey Lim still bullish on Star Vegas potential despite troubled times

first_img Constance Hsu appointed Group COO of Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei Group Load More RelatedPosts Cambodia deports 150 Chinese nationals for gambling-related crimes in Sihanoukville, Bavet Donaco International co-founder Joey Lim says he still has full confidence in the future of the company’s Cambodian casino resort Star Vegas, resisting talk of a potential sale despite a nightmare 12 months plagued by legal and financial concerns.In an exclusive interview appearing in the May edition of Inside Asian Gaming, available this week, Lim speaks at length about Donaco’s troubled relationship with its former partner, Somboon Sukjaroenkraisri, which has led to legal proceedings in Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Australia and ultimately saw Lim terminated from his role as Managing Director and CEO. Donaco ready to reset after horror year sees losses widen in FY19 on Cambodia impairment charge But he is quick to reject any suggestion that Donaco, which purchased Star Vegas in Poipet for US$360 million in 2015, should sell up and move on.“As you can see from our latest filings, even during adverse business conditions, DNA Star Vegas continues to be profitable,” said Lim, who remains on the Donaco board.“I believe it is in all shareholders’ best interests to see out a resolution with Somboon either in or out of court, then we can focus on growing and managing the property with full purpose.“There is a lot of potential in Poipet yet to be realized, with a new train terminal under construction and airport slated for 2020. Capacity to the city will increase.”Central to the standoff between Somboon and Donaco has been the former owner’s continued operation of neighboring casino Star Paradise in defiance of a non-compete clause. He is also trying to have Donaco’s long-term lease of the land Star Vegas stands on, and which he still owns, overturned.Nevertheless, Lim tells IAG, “A settlement is not out of the picture. It is just a matter of how far Somboon is willing to make remedies to the company on its complaints.”last_img read more

FEBRUARY VACATION FUN Petting Zoo Kids Fun Fair At Shriners Auditorium

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Commerford Fun Fair returns to the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road) during February vacation.The Fair will be open on Saturday, February 16, 2019 (10am-7pm); Sunday, February 17, 2019 (10am-6pm); and Monday, February 18, 2019 (10am-6pm).These fairs, held year-round up and down the east coast, are a “fun, friendly, and safe place to bring your family.” The fair feature rides, games, and a unique chance to interact with animals.Children 12 and under are free with coupon. Price for adults online are $10. Price for adults at the event are $18. Free children coupons are available at local businesses or at front box office during the event.Rides and other vendors inside are an additional cost. For ride prices, visit www.commerfordzoo.com. Call 860-491-3421 with any questions.(NOTE: The above information was submitted by Commerford Fun Fair.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedFEBRUARY VACATION FUN: Petting Zoo At Shriners AuditoriumIn “Community”FEBRUARY VACATION FUN: Petting Zoo At Shriners AuditoriumIn “Community”5 Things You Need To Know In Wilmington Today (February 20, 2017)In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

The best of Aussiestyle offroad camping from the 2019 Australian 4×4 Outdoor

first_img Darche’s huge range of car-mounted camping gear can turn any 4WD into a multi-story complexLoz Blain/New Atlas What is the mechanism of action for mepolizumab? Read about it at Allmedx.com. One of the more expensive trailers at the expo, the AU$76,720 (US$52,000) Zenith is a nuggety, aerodynamic and tough pod camper with extendable awnings, pop-out kitchenware and a fold-out entrance tent to give you a bit of hang-out space when the weather turns wet or hot.Austrack’s tiny Simpson rooftop trailer Google Analytics settings A pricey bit of kit at AU$75,990 (US$51,500), the Nexus 360 builds on Ultimate’s previous offerings to offer king bed comfort, sleeping quarters for as many as seven people, external cooking and BBQ, hot water, heating, carbon benchtops and a 360-degree awning all round, folding down into a super-compact, aerodynamic and funky looking package.Alu-Cab’s pop-top camper fitouts The monstrous CRZRVAN The interior of the Air Opus OP2 is so huge you can barely touch the ceilingLoz Blain/New Atlas So fresh the company doesn’t even have a website yet, CRZRVAN (pronounced cruiservan) is making gigantic, super-heavy-duty hard-top caravans that look like they belong to a private militia on the outside, but are decked out in super-stylish luxury in the interior, as shown below. AluCab does its compact, quick setup thing to a Toyota LandcruiserLoz Blain/New Atlas Global Explorer 4×4, by Australian Outback Adventure Patriot’s retro X1-N Desert Ops trailerLoz Blain/New Atlas Starting at AU$181,000, the Global Explorer 4×4 is a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter built into something you could almost enter in the Dakar, but with a luxury camping interiorLoz Blain/New Atlas Austrack’s tiny AU$17,990 Simpson is a Swiss army knife of a camper trailer, with fridges, cooking gear, 100 liters of water, a rooftop tent, awnings, hot shower, portaloo and a stereoLoz Blain/New Atlas What role do eosinophils play in asthma? Discover what researchers have to say on Allmedx.com The CRZRVAN: absolutely colossalLoz Blain/New Atlas Track’s pretty TVAN Zenith Mk5 isn’t cheap, at AU$76.720, but it’s bulletproof for off-roading, and offers you the ability to pop the back and jump in for a quick snooze, or dropping the floor and deploying a tent for longer staysLoz Blain/New Atlas Starting at AU$16,990, this pop-top Tommy Campers slide-on sits in your back yard on legs, and then attaches to your ute tray with just four big bolts to turn your work vehicle into a weekend off-road playthingLoz Blain/New Atlas These retro colors are back in style, and if you can’t pick up a good thrift shop polo-shirt from the 70s, the next best thing might just be this monster twin cab Land Cruiser conversion that Patriot’s built specifically to haul its equally funky X1-N Desert Ops trailer below. Check out the full story here. The AU$75,990 Ultimate Nexus 360 is a compact, super-aerodynamic, heavy duty off-road trailer that unfolds to sleep between two and sevenLoz Blain/New Atlas The Air Opus OP2 inflatable camping trailer, at AU$28,990, pops up into an absolutely cavernous living space in a minute or two, and is still a dazzling standout Loz Blain/New Atlas I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more 23Zero’s range of roll-up swags – small, roll-up mini-tents wth mattressesLoz Blain/New Atlas Fold-out living accommodations up top, everything else underneath. The Simpson X is a super-tough, very compact two-person camper that comes fully set up with awning, water tank, fridge/freezer, hot shower, portaloo, solar power and gas cooktops for AU$17,990 (US$12,200.) Check the gallery for other similar options from companies like Stoney Creek Campers.Isuzu’s D-Max and MU-X concepts Can mepolizumab improve quality of life in patients with asthma? Learn more at Allmedx.com. Another way to get going quickly and relatively cheaply is to festoon your 4WD with pull-out and pop-up accessories. Darche hit the expo with a dazzling range of reasonably priced camping gear ready to turn any “fourby” into a multi-story outback hotel.Patriot’s Land Cruiser Desert Ops Supertourer The massive Isuzu MU-X Concept made its debut at Aus4x4, with its 38-inch tires and seven inches of liftLoz Blain/New Atlas The massive Isuzu D-MAX concept has a totally bespoke tray as well as a monster 7-inch lift on the suspensionLoz Blain/New Atlas AllMedX Business at the front, party at the back. The great Aussie ute gets a super-neat camping accessory that sits in your backyard on legs when it’s not in use, leaving your ute tray free for weekday activities. Then, when it’s time to let your hair down and hit the great outdoors, you can back up and bolt the Tommy Camper on in minutes, to make a comfy and well-appointed camper out of any pickup.Ultimate Nexus 360 Track Trailer’s 2019 Zenith Mk.5 For less than AU$10,000 (US$6,800), Alu-Cab will equip your 2007-onwards Landcruiser with a rooftop tent and 270-degree awning. Simple and effective.There’s a ton more in the gallery, jump in and enjoy the best from down under.Source: Australian National 4×4 Offroad Expo When you ain’t got much money or much interest in fiddling about with tents, the great Aussie swag is a quick, cheap way to sleep under the stars. Most come with a mattress, and they roll up into canvas bags you can chuck in most any car’s boot. That’s throw in the trunk for our American cousins. These are by 23Zero, but there are dozens of companies making them.Darche’s 4WD camping add-ons How does mepolizumab relieve symptoms of asthma? Visit Allmedx.com for information. AllMedX The retro theme continues with Patriot’s Land Cruiser-based Desert Ops SupertourerLoz Blain/New Atlas A pair of monster off-roaders with 38-inch wheels, 7-inch lifts on the suspension and custom bodywork in the name of super-tough off-road cred. Check the MU-X below. AllMedX Powered by We’ve seen the Air Opus gear and its self-inflating pop-up canopy before, but it just doesn’t get old – and the absolutely cavernous living space it creates has ceilings so high you can barely touch them. At AU$28,990 (US$19,660), it’s a terrific option at the lower end of the mid range. Take a look at what this thing looks like inside: AllMedX We recommend AllMedX AllMedX What are the treatment options for chronic asthma? Learn more about the condition at Allmedx.com. What treatments are available for severe asthma? Find out the latest treatments on Allmedx.com. Inside the massive CRZRVAN P4Loz Blain/New Atlas Take one Mitsubishi Fuso Canter light truck, spec it up with chunky 37-inch super single wheels and stick a luxury camper on the back, and you’ve got the Global Explorer, a gigantic two-person transcontinental tourer costing AU$181,400 (US$123,000). Interior photos in the gallery.The Air Opus OP2 “inflatable” trailer Privacy policy Tommy Campers’ slide-on ute camper Yes No Australia is nearly the size of the United States, but has less than a tenth of its population, mainly dotted around the perimeter. It’s a rough, rugged and beautiful country, and it offers some of the toughest and most rewarding camping on the planet. The off-road industry is perenially strong in Australia, and has a style all of its own. Heavy duty, go-anywhere camper trailers and rugged hybrid caravans are the order of the day, with a few other ideas based around the well-known Aussie love affair with the “ute,” or pickup truck. Here are our favorite picks from the Australian 4×4 Outdoors Expo in Melbourne.The Humble Swaglast_img read more

Prosecutors establish prima facie case in Laiki trial Updated

first_imgThe Nicosia criminal court unanimously decided on Wednesday that former Laiki Bank executives have a case to answer to in connection with market manipulation and issuing misleading information.The defendants in the trial are Laiki’s then-managing director Efthimios Bouloutas, his deputy Panayiotis Kounnis, non-executive vice-president Neoclis Lysandrou and executive board member Marcos Foros.They face charges of market manipulation and submitting false or misleading information with regard to publishing an interim consolidated financial statement in November 2011, in which they omitted to include a goodwill writedown of €330m for Marfin Popular Bank’s – as Laiki was then known – operations in Greece.The lender was shuttered in 2013 as part of the island’s bailout agreement.The court said prosecutors have established a prima facie case and the former executives must now mount a defence to have it disproved.The defendants were informed that they now have three choices: either to make a statement from the dock without undergoing cross-examination, take the stand and undergo cross-examination, or to remain silent.Irrespective of their choice, the defendants have a right to call defence witnesses.“Taking into account the contents of the relevant articles on which the two charges are based upon, the elements of the offences, what is attributed to the defendants based on the details of each offence, as well as the submitted evidence, on the face of it, we are satisfied at this stage that there is evidence before the court, which substantiates the elements of the offences against all the defendants,” the court said.  You May LikeTop Journey MagThe Do’s and Don’t’s When Choosing Your Outfit For A FlightTop Journey MagUndoJobsflagWalmarts Hiring Like Crazy. Average Pay Is $13.38/Hr. They Are An Excellent Company.JobsflagUndoflyus.comGet travel deals with our price alert tool!flyus.comUndo Data is the new oil so watch out for mass mining – Netflix filmUndoUrgent work planned on collapsed section of Nicosia wallsUndoFilm review: Child’s Play ***Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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