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SRK, Priyanka to come together after three years

first_imgShah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra will be seen together on screen almost after three years but this time not on 70mm but on small screen.Piggy Chops will be joining SRK to host TV show Got Talent World Stage Live which is scheduled to be held on December 6. The show wil be aired on Colors.SRK and Priyanka Chopra in a still from Don 2The duo were last seen together in Don 2 that was released in 2011. The last time Shah Rukh and Priyanka hosted an event together was in 2012 when they came together for the Zee Cine Awards.The show will being together 20 (10 Indian and 10 international) artistes from across the globe from countries like Britain, Australia, Spain, China, etc. who have already enthralled TV audiences with their performance on the Got Talent shows in their respective countries. The live event will be held  at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai and later broadcasted on television.last_img read more

ISL: Kerala Blasters begin campaign with win, thrash NorthEast United 3-1

first_imgTheir super star co-owner Sachin Tendulkar cheering them from the stands, Kerala Blasters FC got their campaign off to a rollicking start, recording a convincing 3-1 win over NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) football on Tuesday.Match 4, As it happened After a goal-less first half, Kerala Blasters opened the scoring in the 49th minute through Josu at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.The lead was doubled when former India striker Mohammad Rafi headed one in the 68 minute. Sanchez Watt soon consolidated the hosts’ position with another goal in the 72nd minute, leaving the visitors clueless.The NorthEast, who finished last in the inaugural edition, finally found themselves on the scoresheet when Argentine Nicolas Velez brought the margin down with a strike in the 82nd minute. The effort was a mere consolation as last season’s finalist Blasters garnered full points from the game in front of their home crowd.The Blasters went ahead when Josu, a Barcelona youth product, unleashed a powerful left-footer to send the ball to the top corner of the net after C K Vineeth’s attempted overhead kick fell on his way.Following a long throw-in into the box by Rahul Bheke, Carvalho’s flick was headed in by Rafi at the far post to leave the home fans jubilant.More agony was in store for the visiting side as Sanchez Watt, who is a product of the Arsenal youth school, took the ball beautifully after being fed by Bywater and Rafi. Watt was onside and with no defender marking him, it was easy for him to shoot the ball between goalkeeper Rehenesh’s feet and into the back of the net.advertisementAs all looked lost for the north-easterners, Velez reduced the margin after he cut inside following a pass by Silas.Earlier, in the first half, both teams failed to find the back of the net. When they managed to spilt the defence, their strikers were caught offside.last_img read more

18:00 “ASIAN CYCLING RACE CHAMPIONSHIP HELD AT GREATER

first_imgNOIDA (DAY-3)” 19:00WOMEN HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE ROUND-2 (sin Vs kaz)HELD AT MDC STADIUM, NEW DELHI EP-5 20:30Sports Hour (E/H) 21:30SPORTS GURU 22:00″SENIOR ASIAN WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP DAY-2″ 23:00REYKJAVIK OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP-2015 EP-4 23:30″75TH SENIOR NATIONAL & INTER STATE TABLE TENNISCHAMPIONSHIP (MIX DOUBLE, WOMEN?S SINGLE) HELD ATPATNA EP-5″ Monday 4th January, 2016 AM 01:30NATIONAL GAMES 2015 HELD AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 03:00ITF FUTURES 10K TENNIS TOURNAMENT-2014 (MEN?SSENIOR 1ST SEMI FINAL MATCH) HELD AT GWALIOR EP-1 05:00NATIONAL GAMES 2015 HELD AT THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (MORE) PTI DL DLlast_img

Serena Williams juggles motherhood, fashion while chasing history

first_imgRenovation of old sports venues not just for SEA Games use Williams, seeking her 24th Grand Slam title to match the all-time record set by Margaret Court, will play Croatian 22nd seed Petra Martic on Sunday for a quarter-finals berth.But she’s spending precious rest time preparing for her clothing line’s presentation at Fashion Week, next week’s apparel spectacular in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPH women’s football team not spared from SEA Games hotel woesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSThailand claims not enough Thai food, drinks for players at hotelAnd the six-time US Open champion finds that the feeling of missing her daughter is tougher than what opponents put her through.“The toughest thing right now is being away from my daughter. That’s the only thing that’s tough,” said Williams, who often trains early to spend the rest of her day with Olympia. Singapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics ‘Ghost guns’ are untraceable, easy to make, more prevalent Erislandy Lara eyes return to super welterweight elite ‘City-killer’: Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid may hit Earth in 2022, says NASA PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss What a relief! Paris show lifts taboo on historic outdoor loos NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates a point against Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic during her Women’s Singles round three match on day five of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2019 in Queens borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPWhile Serena Williams chases tennis history at the US Open, she’s also planning a fashion show and spending as much time as she can with baby daughter Olympia.The 37-year-old American advanced to the fourth round at Flushing Meadows on Friday by defeating Czech Karolina Muchova 6-3, 6-2 in only 74 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img “In tournament schedule, it’s totally different, so I’m kind of pushed out of my usual day-to-day life — ‘Oh, my God, I’m not with her,’” Williams said.“That has been the most, I mean ‘the’ toughest, thing I’ve ever dealt with in my career.”Two years ago, Williams suffered a lung blood clot during labor while giving birth to Olympia, sparking major concerns and a significant hospital stay.“I don’t really think about it, but it’s cool,” she said. “I think two years ago I had things attached to my arm, IVs, and it was a miracle that happened, having my baby. It was really a great day for me.“Then it all went downhill. It all went downhill after that for a good five days. But I’m here and I’m going to be reflecting on my opponent more than anything.”ADVERTISEMENT Kim Chiu rushed to ER after getting bitten by dog in BGC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK thanks PH for rescuing Brit, Filipino wife abducted in Sulu MOST READ LATEST STORIES Women’s football teams served just egg, kikiam and rice for breakfast ‘Heart literally aches’Now Williams feels sadness at leaving her baby for the tennis court.“In the beginning she would really be upset when I left. And now she’s a little bit better. I think I’m a little more upset,” Williams said.“It’s hard. Sometimes my heart literally aches when I’m not around her. But it’s good for me, I guess, to keep working — and just to all moms out there that it’s not easy. It’s really kind of painful sometimes. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.”This week, that means work matches around New York Fashion Week plans for her clothing brand.“I’m obviously super hands-on,” she said. “Right now I’m actually working on the order I want the outfits to go down (the runway), which is shocking. Last night I was making notes on alterations on the fit model.“I’m like, ‘OK Serena, make sure you stay focused on your tennis.’ But also, I do want to have a successful brand.”“I’m definitely dedicated to tennis, but I’m definitely going to go home and I have a huge board where I’m going to lay out the order of the show.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Kompany warns against risking De Bruyne vs Liverpool

first_imgPremier League champions Manchester City should not risk injury doubt Kevin De Bruyne against leaders Liverpool on Thursday, according to captain Vincent Kompany.The Belgium international missed the 3-1 defeat to Southampton due to a muscle problem, and has been absent for swathes of the campaign due to separate knee injuries.Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad Stadium starts a run of seven games over 26 days for City and Kompany feels Pep Guardiola would be best off looking beyond the summit meeting this week. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “We all know Kevin’s strengths and his ability to change a game,” he told Sky Sports.”I really don’t know what physical state he is in.”He seems to be alright but in a way I feel this season still has so much to offer.”If I had to decide myself, what I would prefer is for Kevin to be fit for the rest of the season.”Everybody is focused on Liverpool but there is much more we’ll need him for.”De Bruyne faces a fitness test before his availability is determined for the visit of the Reds.The former Chelsea and Wolfsburg star trained on Tuesday and underwent further checks on Wednesday and Guardiola confirmed that his condition is improving.Jurgen Klopp is braced for De Bruyne to return but admitted that it would be a major boost to his side if the playmaker missed out.”We can’t specially prepare for Kevin De Bruyne,” the German coach added.”Missing a player like Kevin De Bruyne is a massive blow, unbelievable.”He played only from time to time and he was unbelievably influential immediately.”He scored fantastic goals, he’s just a world class player.”I expected that he’s playing, I’m happy that he’s not seriously injured again, I said before that I was really happy when he was back.”They have a lot of options, obviously, if he would play that would give them a massive boost, yes.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Firefighters making progress battling 120 forest fires across northern Ontario

first_imgTORONTO – Rain and unwavering efforts by firefighters have led to progress in the battle against forest fires in northern Ontario.The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources said Tuesday there has been a slight decrease in the number of fires raging across the province and the biggest fire in the northeast is no longer out of control.Fire information officer Shayne McCool said as of Tuesday afternoon there are 120 active fires, including 76 in the northwest region and 44 in the northeast.McCool said the largest fire in the northeast, known as “North Bay 72” and burning about 30 kilometres west of Temiskaming Shores, is no longer out of control.He said the blaze hasn’t grown and is now classified as “being held” which McCool said means the fire is one classification away from being under control.“It’s at the step between not under control and under control essentially,” he said. “This is certainly very good progress for us.”The blaze began on July 8 and covers about 272 square kilometres. McCool said the rain and lack of wind will help contain the blaze.Another large fire, dubbed “Parry Sound 33,” is about 113 square kilometres and remains out of control. However, the ministry said crews now have hose lines around the perimeter of the fire.An evacuation order for residents of several communities in the French River area remains in effect and as do numerous travel restrictions.“We’ve had some good news in recent days, but it’s still a very busy fire season. I want to remind the public, especially people living near active fires, to stay alert and always keep safety in mind,” Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Jeff Yurek said in a statement.The ministry says almost 1,000 firefighters from Ontario are attacking fires from the air and on the ground, aided by about 480 firefighters from out province and support staff, along with aircraft.The ministry says there have been 918 forest fires so far this year compared to 354 in 2017.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the largest fire in the northeast was the “Parry Sound 33” fire.last_img read more

They do not act Another lawsuit seeks to force federal species protection

first_imgThe federal government is facing more legal problems over an alleged and ongoing failure to enforce its own environmental laws.“This is a chronic problem with both Environment Canada and (Fisheries and Oceans),” said David Mayhood of the Timberwolf Wilderness Society. “They simply do not act until somebody takes them to court.”On Monday, the society filed an application in Federal Court to try to force Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson to step in to protect the habitat of native cutthroat trout along the eastern slopes of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains.The application notes the species has been considered threatened under the Species At Risk Act since 2013.A recovery plan for the fish was filed the following year. Under the act, the minister was required to file a plan for implementing a strategy by March 2015.“The action plan is just about four years overdue,” said Mayhood.The society wants Wilkinson to release a draft plan to protect the cutthroats, which have already been wiped out from large parts of their original range and are threatened by forestry, industrial development and hybridization with non-native species such as rainbow trout.It’s the latest in several similar attempts to get the federal government to follow its own legislation.   In late January, a lawsuit was filed to try to force Environment Canada to follow terms of the Species At Risk Act that require Ottawa to protect Alberta caribou herds after a study concluded the province has failed to do so.Shaun Fluker of the University of Calgary Public Interest Law Clinic, which is representing the society, counts at least a dozen similar lawsuits that have been filed since 2007.“That’s a pretty remarkable number,” he said. “There could be dozens more, but I think there’s only so much capacity to do this stuff.”In 2014, Federal Court Justice Anne Mactavish said there was a systemic problem in the two ministries that are supposed to protect endangered and threatened wildlife. Some recovery strategies were overdue by as many as 6 1/2 years at that point.At the time, strategies or management plans were overdue for 163 out of 192 species — a ratio that Fluker said remains “in the ballpark.”Other federal bodies have failed to follow the act. The Trans Mountain pipeline’s expansion approval was overturned partly because the National Energy Board’s project assessment didn’t consider species-at-risk obligations toward killer whales.Meanwhile, provinces keep approving development.Alberta’s energy regulator approved oilsands projects in caribou range considered crucial before plans were worked out to conserve it.It’s currently considering an application for a coal mine near one of the most productive streams for cutthroats.   “It seems that provincial regulators proceed as if none of this is happening on the endangered species file,” said Fluker.Last fall, a study found endangered species listed under the act written to protect them have declined an average of 28 per cent since 2007.Cutthroats are no different. A 2015 study found virtually all southern Alberta streams that spawn native trout were threatened by industrial development or overuse. Damage results from logging roads, energy development, off-highway vehicle trails and agricultural effluent.The eastern slopes of the Rockies have some of the highest road densities in North America.Mayhood said the need for action on native cutthroats is urgent.“(Populations) are extremely vulnerable because they’re so small.”— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960Bob Weber, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

WWE Superstars For Hope To Benefit Special Olympics

first_imgWWE announced the launch of Superstars for Hope, a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, to benefit Special Olympics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in honor of Connor’s Cure.The announcement was made exclusively on Twitter by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and WWE Superstar John Cena.To kick off Superstars for Hope, WWE and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation have each donated $25,000, the first in a series of community outreach initiatives in celebration of WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, March 29.

Supporters can donate at SuperstarsforHope.com and receive unique WWE merchandise, autographs, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences from WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends.Each week, WWE will add new exclusive experiences to the campaign, including:

- A tour of WWE’s state-of-the-art Performance Center in Orlando, Florida
- Backstage access to Monday Night Raw or SmackDown
- VIP package to WWE pay-per-view events
- Lunch with WWE Superstar Triple H at the WWE Performance Center
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship title signed by WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H
- An ultimate WrestleMania 32 package
- Lunch with the cast of the hit E! reality show Total Divas

”WWE’s support of Special Olympics gives us a unique platform from which to reach, educate and welcome countless new fans and athletes to our movement,” said Janet Froetscher, CEO, Special Olympics. “The important work we do around the world to create communities of acceptance and respect for all will only be successful when the world heeds our call to Play Unified in order to Live Unified.”

”Every day at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, our doctors, staff, and researchers strive to ensure the best possible care for children with cancer,” said Christopher G. Dawes, president and CEO of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. “WWE has been a strong advocate of pediatric cancer research and we’re pleased to support the important mission of Connor’s Cure.”

“WWE is dedicated to using the power of our brand to give back to the community in as many ways as we can,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “I am proud that this year’s Superstars for Hope campaign will support two worthwhile causes, Special Olympics celebrating acceptance and inclusion, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in honor of Connor’s Cure in an effort to find a cure for pediatric cancer.”

”The 49ers Foundation is proud to be partnering with WWE to further our commitment to making an impact on and off the field,” said John York, Chairman/Co-Owner of the San Francisco 49ers. “Special Olympics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford provide much needed resources for superstars in our community – athletes with intellectual disabilities and children fighting life-threatening and life-limiting illness. It is an honor to join with WWE to support them through the Superstars for Hope campaign.”

In support of Superstars for Hope, celebrities and athletes are serving as official social media ambassadors to help raise funds and awareness. Ambassadors include San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, journalist Joan Lunden, journalist and Yahoo! global news anchor Katie Couric, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and actor Kellan Lutz.Fans can click here now through Tuesday, March 31 to participate and use the hashtag #STARS4HOPE when donating.last_img read more

Samantha Bee gives it to us straight on serial sexual harassers

first_imgAdvertisement As the revelations keep coming about alleged serial sexual harassers, and Twitter fills with people wondering “where the line is,” Samantha Bee gave it to us straight, says Johanna Schneller. (EVAN AGOSTINI / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE PHOTO) The Show: Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Season 2, Episode 22The Moment: The faux-PSA“Hey, everyone,” Samantha Bee says, speaking to the camera public-service-announcement style. “With all these big sexual harassment cases going public, men are getting concerned about how they can avoid being accused. . . . So I have some advice. Facebook “I’m a giant comedy star/Hollywood executive,” she continues, “and I’ve found that it’s quite easy not to masturbate in front of my employees. Every day I wake up, get dressed, take the subway to work and then don’t masturbate in front of anyone.READ MORE Twittercenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

India says no opposition to giving Lanka a ship

Inderjit Singh said no representation opposing the Government decision for gifting ICGS Varaha to Sri Lanka has been received in the Ministry. The Indian government says there was no opposition to giving the Sri Lanka navy a coast guard ship ship.Indian Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said that Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha was transferred on lease to the Sri Lankan Navy in April, 2006. The lease was extended from time to time. On the request of the Sri Lankan side, the ship was gifted to the Government of Sri Lanka on a permanent basis in August 2015 as a goodwill gesture in line with India’s commitment to enhance bilateral defence cooperation. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri PR Senthil Nathan and Shri P Nagarajan in the Indian Lok Sabha, the Indian media reported. read more

Floridas Chauncey GardnerJohnson plans to enter NFL draft

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft.Gardner-Johnson announced his decision Monday night on Twitter. The junior plans to play in Florida’s bowl game.Gardner-Johnson says he based his decision on wanting to maximize his value in the NFL draft.He says “along with this decision, I want Gator Nation to know that I am 100 Per cent COMMITTED to my team and this program as we look to finish the season strong at our bowl game next month.”Gardner-Johnson has been one of Florida’s most improved players in 2018, posting 66 tackles, including nine for a loss. He also has three sacks and two interceptions.The 11th-ranked Gators (9-3) are expected to have several players leave early, including defensive end Jachai Polite, linebacker Vosean Joseph and offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Opinion Despite signs of growth Cleveland Cavaliers fans know to tread lightly

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) attempts a shot during a game against the Chicago Bulls Jan. 22 at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers lost, 98-87.Courtesy of MCTTo the casual NBA fan, it would be surprisingly reasonable to think the Cleveland Cavaliers are heading in the right direction and that the team is on its way to its first playoff appearance since LeBron James donned Cleveland jersey.A playoff berth is vital if Cleveland hopes to convince All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to stay in Cleveland.Irving is coming off a 31 point, 14 assist and five rebound All-Star game MVP performance while his teammate, shooting guard Dion Waiters, is coming off a strong showing in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge, gathering 31 points and dishing out seven assists.The Cavs also made two of the biggest moves before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The team traded center Andrew Bynum and a draft pick to the Chicago Bulls for the rights of small forward and former All-Star Luol Deng Jan. 6. Two weeks later, the move was followed by the Cavs trading forward Earl Clark and center Henry Sims along with two second round draft picks to the Philadelphia 76ers for center Spencer Hawes.The hope is these two veteran players will help provide leadership for the team in its goal of reaching the playoffs, one of the few qualities Irving has yet to add to his game.The organization also recently fired general manager Chris Grant, which was followed by a six-game win streak, the first in Irving’s three year NBA career.All of these signs point toward immediate improvement for the organization, however Cleveland fans know to tread lightly.A strong showing for Cleveland during the All-Star break might appear as a positive, but Cavs fans know all too well that All-Star week performances mean little to nothing. During last season’s All-Star break, Irving propelled himself to superstar status after winning the 3-point contest and crossing then-Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Knight into the history books in the NBA Rising Stars Challenge.Unfortunately for Cavs fans, that success didn’t follow Irving when he came back to Cleveland. Instead, his stats began to drop, including his points per game which fell by 3 1/2. The team failed to reach the playoffs and earned the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.Rumors have been swirling that Irving isn’t happy in Cleveland and wants out. While the rumors have continuously been denied by the organization and Irving himself, Cavs fans can’t help but cringe at the mere possibility of “The Decision 2.0.”Add to the fact that the Cavs third leading scorer and arguably the NBA’s best sixth man, Waiters, has been noted as having problems developing positive relationships with his teammates and one starts to notice the Cavs have some obvious issues that need to be fixed soon if the team wants to make the playoffs.Another one of these issues is the team’s health. Currently, the Cavs have three crucial players missing games because of injury. The injury bug seems to bite starting center Anderson Varejao every year and this year has been no different as he has missed six straight games because of a sore back. Starting shooting guard C.J. Miles has missed two straight games for a sprained ankle and Waiters has missed three straight after hyperextending his left knee. Coach Mike Brown said there is no timetable for the return of any these players in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.A recent bright spot for the Cavs is the progression of the 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who averaged 8 points and 5.5 rebounds in the month of February, both of these are up from his regular season averages of 4.1 and 3.2 respectively. Bennett also accumulated his first two double-doubles in his NBA career in February.Reaching the playoffs this year would provide fans with a glimmer of hope that Irving will decide to stay in Cleveland, and recent trades show that management realizes this. Behind all the clutter that is in the way, there is still a chance the Cavs make the playoffs. Just 6 1/2 games back of the Atlanta Hawks, who currently hold the 8th seed in the sluggish Eastern Conference, the Cavs could make the playoffs if the team finds a way to come together and turn things around. With only 25 games remaining, this needs to happen sooner rather than later. read more

Ohio State womens basketball trying to finish season strong

Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles down the court during a game against Penn State Feb. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 74-54.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorAs the regular season winds down, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is gearing up for a late run.The Buckeyes were able to send the seniors out with a victory Sunday in their final home game, defeating Northwestern 71-62, but they still have some business to take care of — two road games. With just those two games left in the regular season, OSU (15-15, 5-9) is trying to avoid its first losing season since finishing the 2001-02 season 14-15 overall and 9-9 in the conference. Although there are two games left, coach Kevin McGuff emphasized that his team is taking it one game at a time and is currently focusing on Thursday’s matchup against No. 25 Iowa (21-7, 9-5).“They (the Hawkeyes) are really good on offense,” McGuff said. “They have a style of play that their players really fit. They have done a good job recruiting to that style.”That style has produced the highest-scoring offense in the Big Ten, as Iowa averages 79.2 points per game. The Hawkeyes scored just above their average in their first game against OSU, when they defeated the Buckeyes 81-74 Jan. 19 in Columbus.In that game, the Hawkeyes had five players score in double figures and shot 48.3 percent from the field, something that was a cause of concern to McGuff and something he said will be addressed in this week’s preparation.“We have to really focus and concentrate on a lot of defense,” McGuff said. “The defense will have to be constant through 40 minutes for us to have a chance against Iowa.”That was not the case in the first meeting, as Iowa outscored OSU 49-36 in the first half.OSU sophomore guard Cait Craft said the loss to Iowa was disappointing but also something the team look toward to improve.“We have proven all year that if we would just play two (good) halves, that we could play with basically anybody that we have had on our schedule,” Craft said. “It is just a matter of executing.”Leading Iowa’s top-tier offense is junior guard Samantha Logic, who was named a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given annually to the nation’s top point guard.If OSU plays man-to-man defense, it is likely Craft will draw the assignment of guarding Logic, something she said she would look forward to doing.“Defense is what I like to do. It is what I am best at,” Craft said. “I take pride in frustrating people as best as I can … hopefully, I have a chance to guard her.”While Logic leads the Iowa offense, OSU sophomore guard Ameryst Alston has been productive of late, having put together two straight 30-point games against Nebraska and Northwestern, respectively. Although she is pouring in the points, Alston said her recent success is not simply all her doing.“I do not really think too much about it,” Alston said of her back-to-back 30-point games. “I was just out there playing hard with my team. They help me get my 30-point games by giving me the ball at the right times … I am not out there doing it by myself.”Alston echoed her coach’s mindset and said finishing the season above .500 would mean a lot to her and to the team.“We are just taking it one game at a time,” Alston said.The Buckeyes are set to tip with No. 25 Iowa at 7 p.m. Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. read more

Repair Cafes bring together skilled volunteers folks who need help

first_imgKathy Roussos knows perfectly well that she could purchase a new radio for her bedroom and a new little yellow cement mixer for her precious grandson — but perish the thought!“They don’t make them like that anymore,” she grumbled about both broken treasures, which she brought to a recent Thursday night Repair Cafe hosted by Ace Hardware in Hazel Dell and staged by Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center.The AM-FM was a gift to Roussos’ mother something like 30 years ago, she said, but recently it’s sprouted static and is tough to tune. Fixer Mike Farabee got busy opening up the little brown cabinet while Roussos said she loves listening to the golden oldies. (They don’t make those like they used to, either.)“Isn’t it a shame, there’s no repair shop in town anymore,” she said. “Everything they make these days is an inexpensive throwaway.”Nearby, Deborah Portukalian was removing the screws from an old food dehydrator with a frayed power cord — also inherited from her mother, she said. That didn’t seem so long ago, Portukalian said, but when she thought about it she realized: “Wow, it’s been a long time.” Does that make the dehydrator a sentimental heirloom? Yes and no, she said: “It’s done a lot of work for us, but if it goes, it goes.”last_img read more

FIFA Beach Soccer Areana 93 done

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas debuts in Beach Soccer Cup Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 31, 2017 – Nassau – Fifteen countries are gearing up for a phenomenal showdown on the sands of Malcolm Park Beach in The Bahamas when the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup unfolds there from April 27-May 7.   Less than 30 days to go reminds organizers as Nassau continues to gain traction as a prime location for hosting world class, international sporting events.Countries set to come in for the competition are: Tahiti, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Nigeria, Senegal, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Panama, Mexico, Iran, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Japan and the Local Organizing Committee said this is a huge TV event and gives The Bahamas unprecedented exposure.   It is reported to media that the beach arena is 93% done and that on the ground already is the beach soccer trophy which will make rounds to several Bahamas islands, including Grand Bahama, Abaco and Cat Island.The fan space at the park will be expanded said Chairman of the LOC, Jeffrey Beckles; going from a capacity of 3,500 to 6,500 people and if you are wondering, at the foot of the famous Sir Sidney Poitier bridge, the FIFA World Cup Beach Soccer will feature the matches on jumbo trons.#MagneticMediaNews#FIFABeachSoccerNassau#MalcolmParkBeachNassau#SoccerWorldCupcomestoBahamas Recommended for you Related Items:#FIFABeachSoccerNassau, #magneticmedianews, #MalcolmParkBeachNassau, #SoccerWorldCupcomestoBahamaslast_img read more

Congressmember Darrell Issa endorses Diane Harkey for 49th District

first_imgCongressmember Darrell Issa endorses Diane Harkey for 49th District SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Rep. Darrell Issa announced Wednesday that he will be endorsing Diane Harkey for the 49th congressional district race.Issa, who announced his resignation earlier this month, announced his support for Harkey on Good Morning San Diego.Harkey joins a large group to already announce their candidacy for the upcoming 2018 midterm election.Part 1: Issa on the state of Congress: Updated: 8:38 PM , Posted: January 24, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPart 2: Issa endorses Diane Harkey January 24, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings. last_img read more

ASA Announces New Communications Director

first_imgAmerican Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Steve Censky announced today that Patrick Delaney has joined ASA as Communications Director, effective Dec. 15. Delaney is based in Washington, D.C. within ASA’s Washington Policy Representative Office of Gordley Associates.”ASA is pleased to welcome Patrick to our team,” Censky said. “His experience in ag policy communications will serve him well in his role with ASA, where he will craft timely communications on policy decisions and issues happening in Washington, as well as talking points and analysis to keep ASA’s farmer-leaders and state affiliates informed.”Delaney comes to ASA from the United Fresh Produce Association, where he managed staff, advised leadership and communicated to key audiences and stakeholders on all publicity matters, including advocacy and crisis communications on nutrition, labor, food safety, immigration, trade, sustainability and farm policy. He has worked in various public relations roles with agencies and the radio broadcast industry.Delaney is from the Kansas City area. He has a bachelor’s degree in Persuasive and Political Communication from George Mason University and is working toward a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University.Bob Callanan, who has served as ASA Communications Director based in St. Louis, moves into a new position as ASA’s Project Development Director, where he’ll develop program concepts and proposals to be presented to state soybean affiliates, qualified state soybean boards, and industry partners.Communications Coordinator Cassandra Langley will have an expanded role at ASA’s headquarters in St. Louis, assisting Delaney in the implementation of communications developed there.last_img read more

Man falls asleep crashes dump truck

first_imgA 33-year-old Vancouver man suffered a minor injury Tuesday evening after he fell asleep at the wheel and hit a utility pole on Northeast 82nd Avenue in Battle Ground, authorities reported.The man was driving his dump truck north on Northeast 82nd Avenue near Northeast 276th Street at 6:11 p.m. when he fell asleep and drifted into the left lane, said Sgt. Linda Hayes with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. He over-corrected, hitting a utility pole and causing power lines to snap.The man drove to an area hospital in his own vehicle for a shoulder injury. His name was not released.last_img