First day, first blow! Team India fined for slow over rate in opening match of the season

first_imgIndia beat Sri Lanka by 21 runs in their opening fixture of the season on Saturday, but some of the sheen was taken off the victory less than 24 hours later when the team was adjudged guilty of not bowling its overs in time. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team-mates were fined by the match referee for maintaining a slow over-rate during Saturday night’s game. The Indian skipper was fined 20 per cent of his match fee, while each of his players lost 10 per cent of their earnings from the day.Slow over rate has been a recurring problem for India in recent times and the issue resurfacing in the first match of the season is certainly not a good sign for the Men in Blue.Alarmingly, India failed to maintain their over rate even though the spinners bowled as many as 20 overs.Team India, and Dhoni in particular, will now have to carefully watch their over rate as repeated breaches of the rule over a 12-month period can result in a suspension for the captain.last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan, GMR Group invest in South Africa’s T20 cricket league

first_imgIndian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and infrastructural company GMR group have invested in South Africa’s T20 Global League, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced here on Monday.Shah Rukh has added the third team to his name in the franchise-based T20 league after owning Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL and Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Khan has now been handed the ownership of the host city Cape Town, with the team yet to be named. Proteas batsman Jean-Paul Duminy has been named as the marquee player of his side.The Bollywood star has seen success in these tournaments with IPL franchise KKR winning the league twice in 2012 and 2014 and the CPL franchise TKR winning the league once in 2015.On the other side, GMR group has faced a tough time with the ownership of Delhi Daredevils in IPL — who had a below-par performance in the league.GMR group, earlier this year purchased a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) team from Lucknow — which will feature in the tournament this season.The infrastructural group has been handed the ownership of the host city Johannesburg, with the team yet to be named. South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada has been named as the marquee player of his side.Qatar Lubricants Co. (QALCO), Managing Director, Fawad Rana has been handed the ownership of team belonging from Durban. Batsman Hashim Amla will feature as the marquee player of this team.Haier Pakistan, CEO, Javed Afridi has been handed the ownership of team belonging from Benoni. Batsman Quinton de Kock will feature as the marquee player of this team.advertisementOsman Osman has been handed the ownership of team belonging from Pretoria. AB de Villiers will feature as the marquee player of this team.Nedbank group Director, Mustaq Brey has been handed the ownership of team belonging from Stellenbosch. Batsman Faf du Plessis will feature as the marquee player of this team.Channel 2 Chairman Ajay Sethi has been handed the ownership of team belonging from Port Elizabeth. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir will feature as the marquee player of this team.Sushil Kumar has been handed the ownership of team belonging from Bloemfontein. South African batsman David Miller will feature as the marquee player of this team.CSA president Chris Nenzani said to have received overwhelming interests for owning a franchise in the league but have shortlisted only the heavy hitters in a statement released by the board.”Competition was stiff, with more than 150 Expressions of Interest (EOI) received from around the world and a shortlist of heavy hitters to consider. But after rigorous discussions and engagement with each of the potential owners, we are certain that our final eight owners have the perfect combination of strategic insight and passion needed to make the first T20 Global League a complete success,” said Nenzani.The player draft is scheduled on August 19 later this year with almost 400 players from 10 countries confirming their interest, said the statement.last_img read more

Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Claims He’s Transferring To Akron, Then Claims “May Fools”

first_imgCardale Jones says thank you to OSU in joke on twitter for "May fools".Cardale Jones May Fools 5Typically, people use April 1st as the date to troll their friends with some kind of unbelievable joke. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones apparently celebrates the holiday a month late. Friday, Jones took to Twitter to claim that he is transferring to Akron after a “rough decision” on his part.After a few minutes, he came clean, joking that he’d pulled a “May Fools” joke on everyone.It was a rough decision but I think it’s best for me, like to thank OSU for this amazing opportunity but my time here has came to an end— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#NewBeginning #FreshStart— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#ZipNation— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015MAY FOOLS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015Jones tried to sell the joke hard, even changing his Twitter bio and background page to reflect his new team.Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 2.29.37 PMJones is probably the frontrunner for the starting job at Ohio State, so this would have been a shocker. Instead, it was merely some Friday afternoon entertainment.last_img read more

Copa America 2019 on US TV: How to watch & live stream

first_imgFive years after the World Cup, Brazil is preparing to host another major international tournament with the Copa America returning to its shores for the first time since 1989.The action will take place across six venues in five host cities. The opening game is in Sao Paulo on Friday when hosts Brazil take on Bolivia, with the final taking place at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on July 7.Chile are the two-time defending champions having triumphed on home soil on 2015 and the special centenary tournament in the US the following year. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? It will be the last Copa America to be hosted in an odd-numbered year. The tournament will also take place in 2020 and then every four years going forward in order to synchronise with the European Championships. This is also the last tournament to feature 12 teams, with 16 teams entering from 2020 onwards.This year sees Qatar, hosts of the 2022 World Cup, make their Copa America debut and in doing some become the first Arab nation to compete in the tournament. Japan will also feature for the second time and the first since 1999. The presence of Qatar and Japan means the USA miss out. The USMNT finished fourth in their home tournament three years ago after a 4-0 defeat to Argentina in the semi-final before losing 1-0 to Colombia in the third-place play-off.That was the fourth time the US had competed as an invited nation in the Copa America after the 1993, 1995 and 2007 tournaments.However, they will not be present in Brazil along with Mexico, who miss out despite having been an invited team at every tournament since 1993. It means this will be the first Copa America where there have been no teams from CONCACAF competing.With the excitement building ahead of the big kick-off here is how you can watch the action in the US:In the English language, no games will be shown on TV. Instead all 26 matches will be streamed online via subscription service ESPN+.In Spanish language, Telemundo and UNIVERSO have split the rights to the games with 21 matches being broadcast on Telemundo and four matches on Universo.For users on the go, you can stream all the matches on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo or Universo NOW.last_img read more

Urban Meyer Announces Injury Update For Star DE Nick Bosa

first_imgNick Bosa celebrates a sack during game against Michigan.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Urban Meyer issued a new injury update for star defensive lineman Nick Bosa at his weekly press conference this afternoon. Ohio State’s best defensive player remains out with an injury.Bosa, who underwent a procedure following the Buckeyes’ win over TCU, will be out for a couple of more weeks at least, Meyer announced.This is a blow to Ohio State, which is getting ready for, arguably, its biggest game of the season. The Buckeyes are set to travel to State College, Pa. to take on No. 9 Penn State.Meyer announced this afternoon that Bosa will not be ready for that game.“Nick Bosa is still not ready. It’s going to be a few more weeks,” Meyer announced at his weekly Monday press conference.Bosa, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, had played at a ridiculously elite level through Ohio State’s first two-plus games. His play was actually getting him some Heisman Trophy hype.Ohio State and Penn State are set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on ABC.last_img read more

Dwayne Haskins Sends Message To Ezekiel Elliott After Cowboys-Redskins

first_imgEzekiel Elliott celebrates during the playoff game against Seattle.ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 05: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys does the “feed me” gesture after a first down in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the Wild Card Round at AT&T Stadium on January 05, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Ezekiel Elliott and Dwayne Haskins didn’t play together at Ohio State, though the Buckeye brotherhood was on full display on Sunday.The former star Buckeyes running back and star Buckeyes quarterback shared a heartfelt moment on the field after the Cowboys’ 31-21 win on Sunday.Elliott and Haskins exchanged jerseys on the field.Zeke and Dwayne exchanging jerseys after the game 🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/fwWkX1icTD— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOSU) September 15, 2019 Haskins and Elliott then exchanged messages on Twitter.Big brooo @EzekielElliott appreciate you for everything 🤝 https://t.co/be0Bkux8Sz— Dwayne Haskins, Jr🌹 (@dh_simba7) September 15, 2019All love brotha https://t.co/OWGz36xWBH— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) September 16, 2019Elliott had 23 carries for 111 yards and one touchdown in the win over the Redskins, as the Cowboys improved to 2-0.It was a big day for former Buckeyes, as Devin Smith scored a big touchdown for Dallas in the first half.last_img read more

Wilson & Willy’s: Clothes with ‘Substance and Purpose’

first_img Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts What Wrangler Is Doing to Make Denim More Sustainable Minneapolis-based Wilson & Willy’s is a two-year-old multi-brand online retailer and physical store that also produces its own fantastic in-house apparel collection that is created from textiles made in the USA. Dedicated to “thoughtfully made products for men, women, and the home” that are produced in America, the brand, founded by John Mooty, stresses the stories behind the manufacturing of each product and seeks to unite makers and end consumers.Mooty recently gave me the story behind his brand/store and explained why his products are likely to be catnip to readers of The Manual…What is the background behind your store and collection?Wilson & Willy’s came from a love of substance-driven product and a desire to connect and collaborate with U.S.-based manufacturers of all sizes and types. It came from the hope of assembling each of these stories and products in a single place, both physical and digital. I had no intention of being a retailer, but a shop was the only feasible form the idea could take.What prompted you to form the brand?Previously, I worked to bring back the Faribault Woolen Mill so I was able to form an appreciation and understanding of the U.S. manufacturing landscape. I was able to connect with a ton of incredible people, and saw firsthand from the manufacturing side of things how impactful a well-made, interesting product could be.What is the overall vibe/aesthetic of the store/brand?Our aesthetic is constantly evolving but it’s currently a mix of classic American, static industrial, and a little bit contemporary. It’s definitely erring on subtlety.Please discuss your latest fall offerings. What are some of your favorite pieces and why? And what makes the collection special?Both our men’s and women’s collections just launched and although they are separate projects for us, both still share significant continuity in sourcing and material.We worked with the Faribault Woolen Mill in Minnesota, TN Textile Mill in Nashville, Cone Mills in North Carolina, and Fairfield in New Jersey to assemble the majority of our fabrics. It’s an assortment where many are exclusive to the shop, made in the U.S., and produced only in limited quantities.On the men’s side, the Anorak and Chore Coat stand out as two evolving staples in the line. For women, our collaboration with Hackwith Design House using Faribault fabric is always a favorite.Who is the Wilson & Willy’s customer?Anyone who’s curious about manufacturing as both a storyline and an artform.Where does the name come from?Wilson and Willy are the middle names of my Grandpa and Great Grandpa. Almost 10 years ago, my dad was considering getting involved in a new retail project and the name we gave the hypothetical store around our house was “Wilson & Willy’s.” That project never ended up coming together so we decided it was only right to bring it back.How does selling online compare to having the physical store?I think they are both necessary in establishing ourselves and positioning the shop in the best spot both for the short and long term. The physical store provides context and tangibility, two things that are incredibly important in doing justice to the types of product we carry. The web shop provides accessibility and convenience which is equally as important.What are some of your current bestselling items and brands?Projects exclusive to the shop have been solid performers across pretty much all categories.What have been the worst and best things about running the business thus far?The best part is what used to be done for fun is now for work, and the worst is what used to be done for fun is now work.What are the three must-have pieces for guys you are stocking this fall and why?Top to bottom, the Raglan Trench, Carver Shirt, and the Gunflint Trouser. All are versatile not only for the rest of the wardrobe but any environment you might find yourself in.How do you discover new brands/items for the store?It is a constant scouring but we grow and discover simultaneously with the community we’ve become a part of. We get introduced to new people and ideas through that network and hopefully we return the favor equally as often.Is the business mostly guys’ or is it pretty evenly split between men and women?It’s split pretty evenly across men’s, women’s, and home.What are the top two or three reasons readers of The Manual should shop at the store and/or wear your in-house collection?There is something inherently special about the things we carry. It is not always obvious or on the label but when you use it, you know. There is context and substance, thought and purpose.What’s next for the brand?We continue to develop, expand, and explore. A Peek Inside the Joseph Abboud Factory: Italian Fabric, Made in America The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffalast_img read more

SBM Offshore Lands USD 1.55bn for FPSO Cidade de Saquarema

first_imgzoom Dutch supplier of floating oil platforms SBM Offshore N.V. has secured USD 1.55 billion to finance the construction of FPSO Cidade de Saquarema, the largest project financing in the company’s history.Project financing was secured by a consortium of sixteen international banks with insurance cover from four Export Credit Agencies (ECA): Atradius Dutch State Business N.V. (Atradius), Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI), Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero S.p.A. (SACE) and UK Export Finance (UKEF).FPSO Cidade de Saquarema is owned and operated by a joint venture owned by affiliated companies of SBM Offshore (56%), Mitsubishi Corporation (20%), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (19%), and Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás S.A. (5%).The vessel has processing capacity of up to 150,000 barrels of crude oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas per day, and storage capacity of approximately 1.6 million barrels of crude oil. The joint venture will own and operate the vessel on a 20-year charter service for Tupi B.V.Combined with the USD 1.45 billion project financing of FPSO Cidade de Maricá secured in July 2014, the latest financing agreement pushes the financing for two sister units destined for the Lula field in the pre-salt province offshore Brazil to USD 3 billion .BM-S-11 block is under concession to a consortium comprised of Petrobras (65%), BG E&P Brasil Ltda. (25%), and Petrogal Brasil S.A. (10%).FPSOs Cidade de Maricà and Cidade de Saquarema are expected to be delivered by end 2015 and early 2016, respectively.last_img read more

Emergency Alert Test to Include Cell Phones

first_imgNova Scotians will now get public alerts on their cell phones from the public emergency alerting system. A test alert will take place on May 9 at 1:55 p.m. as part of Emergency Preparedness Week. The Alert Ready system allows emergency management officials to send out public alerts in times of emergency. Participants in the national system include private and public broadcasters, cell phone service providers and government organizations. “We know that using multiple communication channels during emergency situations will help reach Nova Scotians more quickly so they can take action if necessary,” said Derek Mombourquette Minister responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “The use of cell phones to communicate an emergency allows officials to reach people wherever they are and target a specific area where there is imminent danger.” The Emergency Management Office sends test alerts several times a year on TV and radio. Cell phones will now be part of the alert. The test begins with a loud alert sound, followed by a spoken message through television and radio and a message on cell phone screens. If a cell phone is switched off or on silent mode, there will be no sound but a message will be displayed and the phone may vibrate if it is in silent mode. In addition to the alert system, the Emergency Management Office uses Twitter, Facebook and emails to contact first responders and emergency management officials throughout the province in times of emergency. The program is led by Pelmorex Weather Networks (Television) Inc. Information about cell phone compatibility is available at http://www.alertready.ca .last_img read more

Quebec robot named Nao helping students with learning difficulties

first_imgMONTREAL – This isn’t your average teacher assistant.Nao is a little robot which held its own news conference in Montreal on Thursday to outline its own accomplishments, particularly in dealing with students with autism spectrum disorder or those with learning difficulties.The humanoid robot, which has visited elementary and secondary schools in Quebec this year, is composed of cameras, sensors and microphones and can see and hear. It can also recognize humans and interact with them.Nao, which is 58 centimetres tall, is driven by artificial intelligence and is described as humanoid because it spontaneously answers questions and recognizes certain human emotions.Universite de Montreal professor Thierry Karsenti, Canada Research Chair in Technologies in Education, came up with the idea of using Nao to help students learn.Karsenti asked students in disadvantaged neighbourhoods to program Nao with different degrees of difficulty.He says the robot has given them much needed skills for the 21st century as well as self-confidence.last_img read more

Quebecs anticorruption unit blames media coverage for recruiting troubles

first_imgPeter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Seven years after it was created, Quebec’s anti-corruption unit is having difficulty recruiting members and filling a number of positions.Frederick Gaudreau, the interim head of the agency known by its French acronym, UPAC, admits unflattering coverage in the media hasn’t helped.“Yes, it’s a reason, I don’t want to deny it,” Gaudreau said at a recent news conference during the presentation of the unit’s annual report. “I won’t hide from you that it’s a challenge to recruit people.”The report also revealed that there was a 30 per cent rate of voluntary departures among permanent employees at UPAC.The unit, which has about 350 employees, was created by former premier Jean Charest in 2011 amid allegations of corruption in Quebec’s construction industry and the alleged illegal financing of political parties.Gaudreau recently took over as the unit’s director after his predecessor, Robert Lafreniere, tendered his resignation on Oct. 1 — the day of the last provincial election.No reason was given for Lafreniere’s decision to step down. He had been at the head of the unit since it was created. He was reconfirmed in the job in 2016 and his mandate was supposed to end in 2021.However, Quebec media have been reporting on turmoil within the anti-corruption unit for months, and the reports suggest the unit has a difficult work environment with low morale.Documents leaked to the press also revealed UPAC has for years been investigating Charest and Liberal party treasurer Marc Bibeau on illegal electoral financing suspicions.No arrests have been made in either investigation and Charest has denied any wrongdoing.Gaudreau was coy when asked on Saturday if the two men are still being investigated.“If we talk about an investigation that’s underway, we could put the investigation at risk,” he said. “It’s important not to comment on an investigation that’s underway.”A Liberal member of the Quebec legislature, who says he was “destroyed” after being targeted by UPAC, is suing the provincial government for $550,000.In October 2017, Guy Ouellette was arrested by the anti-corruption unit on suspicion he was responsible for leaking sensitive information about the investigation into Charest and Bibeau.Ouellette, a former provincial police officer, denied the claims and was never charged.Gaudreau admitted that the negative media coverage has affected the recruitment of officers to join the unit, but it’s something he hopes to change.“My objective, I would say, is to assure the population that the work is being done properly in the field (and) remove any uneasiness and any preoccupation that people have had in the past,” he said.An internal report in December 2017, which was leaked to the media, talked of palpable tensions and a lack of confidence in management among the unit’s employees.Quebec’s public security department announced in October that the province’s independent police watchdog, known as BEI, will investigate leaks of confidential information apparently coming from UPAC.Gaudreau said about a dozen positions for investigators and several support staff positions now need to be filled.He noted that there’s little interest among the younger generation of police officers to fight against corruption because of the complexity of the inquiries, which take a lot of time.“People who have a tendency to work on short-term dossiers are not necessarily motivated by our inquiries,” he said.Gaudreau said that, while he didn’t have exact figures, a large portion of the police being hired by UPAC don’t have any experience handling investigations.“It’s clear to me that we need to evolve the model into UPAC 2.0,” he added.Gaudreau also said he hasn’t excluded the possibility of going outside Quebec to look for investigators.“We’re open to considering anything,” he said. “What we are looking for are highly-motivated people who are best qualified to do this type of an inquiry.”— With files from Caroline Plantelast_img read more

Amazigh Land and Water Rights Documentary Wins FIDADOC Grand Prix

Rabat – The feature documentary Amussu, about an Amazigh (Berber) resistance movement against a silver mine in Morocco, has won the “Nouzha Drissi Grand Prix” at the 11th Agadir International Documentary Film Festival (FIDADOC).Amassu, by director Nadir Bouhmouch, tells the story of a protest by the villagers of Imider, a remote Amazigh village in south-east Morocco, against the exploitation of water resources by the mining giant Managem. It was filmed in 2016, five years after the protests first began.Imider villagers protest against exploitation of water resources by the silver mine Managem, in the documentary Amussu.Yesterday, Bouhmouch expressed his gratitude for the prize. He added however that the award “can never replace [his] real objective: to defend the environmental and social rights of the community, to push for concrete change, to expose Managem corporation and force it to accept the demands of Amussu, and ultimately […] to challenge capitalism and the state everywhere.” Read also: Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival to Premiere Moroccan Amazigh Amussu FilmAs part of its silver mining operations, Managem was siphoning groundwater, drying out crops and almond groves, and polluting drinking water with cyanide. Despite promises from Managem that the mine would bring economic growth to the community, few of the Imider villagers were employed by Managem and the area remained one of the poorest regions in Morocco.In 2011, the villagers decided to occupy a major pipeline to the mine, shutting off Managem’s water supply in protest for their right to water, land, and economic opportunities. This marked the start of a six year sit-in.“Amussu” was filmed in Tamazight (Berber) language, and adds to a small, but growing body of Amazigh cinema. Bouhmouch created the film in collaboration with the Imider community, who wrote the screenplay and produced the documentary.Villagers from Imider answer questions after the screening of Amussu at FIDADOC.The film was applauded by a near full house at the FIDADOC screening in Agadir on June 20. Villagers from Imider attended the event, answering questions about the film and the protest movement.Members of the audience, in solidarity for Imider community’s fight for their rights, stood up and shared the hand gesture of Amazigh identity, raising their hands and forming the number “3” with their fingers. read more

UN and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly launch whyspacematters photo contest

To highlight the role of space-based science and technologies and their applications for sustainable development, the UN Office, known by the acronym UNOOSA, with cooperation of NASA with Mr. Kelly, is asking the public to submit photos depicting just why space matters to us in our daily lives.“[It is] an honour to have Scott Kelly share his experience in space with the United Nations,” said UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo. “This campaign will help to promote the use of space science and technologies in such areas as disaster risk reduction, tracking the effects of climate change and in the equality of access to education and telemedicine.”Mr. Kelly is currently on board the International Space Station on a unique one-year mission, together with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, where he will be setting a single-mission record for a US astronaut. Speaking from the space station, Mr. Scott said: “We learn something every time we go to space. And the International Space Station is one of the world’s greatest laboratories – where we are helping with advances in medicine, biology, chemistry and materials sciences. It is the pursuit of these advances off the Earth that help improve lives on Earth.”“And that is why I am so committed to space exploration and embarking on this year-long mission,” he said “I look forward to seeing the images from people around the world on how space technology has impacted them where they live.”The deadline for submission of photos under a monthly theme is the 10th of each month, and each month a winner will be chosen and announced by Scott Kelly from the space station.Participants are asked to submit pictures through Instagram using #whyspacematters and tagging @UNOOSA. Kelly will announce the winning photo each month by posting it from his Instagram account @StationCDRKelly.The UN office has given examples of themes that can be used in photographs, such as “space for developing economies,” “environment and climate change,” “disaster risk reduction.”UNOOSA, which is based in Vienna, Austria, is responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, and serves as the secretariat for the UN General Assembly’s only body dealing exclusively with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), which is currently holding its fifty-eighth session, in Vienna, through the end of the end of the week. read more


NCAA Severs Licensing Ties to EA Sports

The NCAA has ended its contract with EA Sports and will no longer allow the gaming company to use its logo and name in their video games. The college sports organization is currently involved in a lawsuit where they’re being accused of owing billions of dollars to former NCAA players for allowing their images and likenesses to be used by the gaming company.“We are confident in our legal position regarding the use of our trademarks in video games,” the NCAA said in its statement. “But given the current business climate and costs of litigation, we determined participating in this game is not in the best interest of the NCAA. The NCAA has never licensed the use of current student-athlete names, images or likenesses to EA. The NCAA has no involvement in licenses between EA and former student-athletes.”NCAA Football 2014 will be the last EA Sports game with the NCAA. The NCAA said their current contract, which expires June 2014, will be the last agreement.“Member colleges and universities license their own trademarks and other intellectual property for the video game,” the NCAA said in a statement. “They will have to independently decide whether to continue those business arrangements in the future.” read more

Football Improvements in Ohio State cornerbacks a must heading into weekend against

Ohio State redshirt junior cornerback Denzel Ward prepares for a play during the Buckeyes’ season-opening 49-21 win over Indiana on Aug. 31 in Bloomington, Indiana. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIndiana quarterback Richard Lagow made it clear early that the Hoosiers’ offensive game plan was to attack an Ohio State secondary that lost both starting cornerbacks and a starting safety from a season ago.For the most part, that plan proved effective as Lagow finished the game 40-for-65 in pass attempts with 410 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions, even though Indiana lost 49-21.“Our defense was exposed big time in the first half. Our pass defense was awful,” Meyer said Thursday. “It was not complicated, they were just picking on the corners.”Playing against a quarterback in Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma on Saturday, Ohio State’s secondary is going to be in for another major challenge. Mayfield finished his team’s season opener 19-for-20 with 329 passing yards and three touchdown passes en route to a 56-7 beatdown of University of Texas-El Paso.Defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said Monday that defending against an athlete like Mayfield could provide his secondary with issues, if it doesn’t step up its game from this past weekend.“[Mayfield]’s got incredible arm strength, and when I say incredible, he can really throw the ball down the field,” Schiano said. “He is most anxious when he has a little bit of space and he can let receivers down the field because he has a strong-enough arm to go roll over there and throw it all the way back over there. And you saw it in our game, he had a touchdown on us last year.”In its matchup against another gifted quarterback in Lagow, Ohio State seemed to get off to a slow start.Through the first half of the game, Lagow showed no hesitation, frequently passing into what had been a hyped up secondary for Ohio State. He targeted Denzel Ward — the third man in the three-man cornerback rotation last season — 10 times during the half and managed to complete three of those passes for a total of 29 yards and a touchdown, the first Ward had ever surrendered.By the time the half was over, Indiana gained at least 15 passing yards on eight occasions. Of those, five were allowed by the fresh-faced cornerbacks.“We gave up three plays of plus-25 yards or more. You can’t do that,” Schiano said. “They made some plays on us. In looking at it, it was a group of guys that have played some, but haven’t started, haven’t been in that role.”But the inexperience was not the only cause for struggles among the corners.Indiana’s leading receiver for the game, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Simmie Cobbs, trounced all over Ward and Kendall Sheffield — his two primary defenders — in the first half. He had no trouble leaping over the 5-foot-10 Ward and six-foot Sheffield, making acrobatic catches and back-shoulder fades as though it were nothing more than practice on his way to 98 receiving yards and a touchdown on just seven first-half receptions. He finished the game with 149 receiving yards with 11 receptions.Meyer said the difference in height can put a corner at a disadvantage, but that the gap should not be enough of an obstacle to allow for blown coverage.“Everyone wants a 6-foot-1 corner. There’s not many of them out there. We had Eli [Apple], Marshon [Lattimore] and Gareon [Conley] were all the long corners. Denzel, he’s not that small, but you have to be exceptional in technique,” Meyer said. “Obviously the vertical jump, to be able to knock a ball out, we practice the heck out of that. That’s much more difficult. Can be done, though.”And it seemed that in the second half, the gap in height seemed to have much less of an impact on the corners. With 10:11 remaining in the game, Lagow again looked Ward’s way to another 6-foot-4 receiver, Donovan Hale, and attempted to complete what would have been a 20-yard pass. But this time, Ward won the battle and came down with an interception.The improved play in the second half came not just from Ward, but also from the rest of the secondary. The unit held Lagow to just 151 second-half passing yards and one touchdown after he tallied 286 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air in the first half.“I was concerned a little bit during the first half, but I was pleased the way they rebounded in the second half,” Schiano said. “Hopefully they’ve got some experience under their belt now and we can move forward.”Schiano added that with the pressure of the position of cornerback, the unit will need to continue to exhibit a similar performance level moving forward if it is going to live up to the lofty standard set at Ohio State.“Around here, the standard is you don’t allow catches,” Schiano said. “When you play corner, it’s not the five you made that stick out, it’s the two you missed. And that’s the position. If you don’t like it, go play something else.” read more

EHF Cup Only two wins for home teams

← Previous Story EHF CL: Three more spots from TOP 16 before last round Next Story → Voting for the IHF World Player of 2014 EHF Cup Here are the results of the Men’s EHF Cup – Group stage Round 1.GROUP A:HSV Handball – RK Gorenje 33:28Haslum HK – Pfadi Winterthur 23:27GROUP B:BM Granollers – Team TVIS Holstebro 28:28HCM Constanta – ST Petersburg 25:25GROUP C:F.C Porto – Fuchse Berlin 20:26RK Vojvodina – Skjern Handbold 23:25GROUP D:Balatonfuredi KSE – RK Nexe 19:31MT Melsungen – Eskilstuna Guif 31:27 read more


Analysis With Runoffs Complete The 2018 Texas General Elections Begin In Earnest

first_img Share Michael Stravato for The Texas TribuneVoters in Houston arrive to cast ballots during the last hour of voting in the primaries on March 6, 2018.Tuesday’s runoffs set the major party ballots for a November general election where Texas Republicans will be trying to maintain a 24-year winning streak in statewide elections while Democrats will be trying to breach the red seawall with a blue tsunami.The top of the general election ticket was set in March, when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, won their parties’ nomination for U.S. Senate.Based on the piles of donations the two candidates have collected and the public interest they’ve generated to date, that looks to be the marquee race this year. Ordinarily, that’s the place of the race for governor; even in years when one party or the other is dominant, Texas gubernatorial races often dominate the news and public conversation in the state during non-presidential election years.This year, with Gov. Greg Abbott’s relative popularity and huge financialadvantages, Texas Democrats advanced two largely untested candidates to the runoff. And on Tuesday, voters chose former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez to challenge the incumbent in the general election.Neither of the Democrats’ top candidates for that seat raised much money; they were outdone in that respect not only by the U.S. Senate candidates but also by a handful of candidates running for congressional and legislative seats. Abbott, on the other hand, had more than $41 million in his campaign accounts as of the latest reports.Valdez has a lot of work to do, and fast, to get in that race. While they’re at it, Cruz and O’Rourke will keep chewing up the scenery.Most of the statewide executive branch offices are on the ballot this year, along with one U.S. Senate spot, all 36 U.S. House seats, 16 of the 31 Texas Senate slots and all 150 seats in the Texas House.Little of that was on the line Tuesday. This was the last of the intramural fights between factions in the two political parties.For Democrats, that was best exemplified in the 7th Congressional District, where national Democrats — through the Democratic National Congressional Committee — endorsed Lizzie Pannill Fletcher over Laura Moser. That initially seemed to help Moser more than it helped Fletcher, turning a local campaign to challenge U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, into a family fight among the Democrats. But when it was over on Tuesday, Fletcher won easily, setting up a November contest where the incumbent Republican will be defending himself in a district where Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in 2016. At the same time, Republicans argue, Culberson himself was winning and statewide Republicans won their races by an average of more than 11 percentage points.Two other Republican congressional incumbents — Pete Sessions of Dallas and Will Hurd of Helotes — are in districts with Clinton-Trump numbers like Culberson’s. Democrats had runoffs in both of those districts: Sessions will face Colin Allred, and Hurd will face Gina Ortiz Jones.For Republicans, the poster children of factional fights might have been the candidates for Texas House District 8, where Thomas McNutt, a conservative who lost the primary two years ago, was up against a more moderate candidate, Cody Harris. The retiring incumbent, state Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, backed Harris, in a race seen in Austin as a proxy for friends and foes of House Speaker Joe Straus. Cook is one of Straus’ most important allies.• If you tote up the head-to-head races between Republican Texas House candidates backed by conservative and moderate donors and organizations, the moderates won five of six.• Two House incumbents in potential swing seats found out through Tuesday’s runoffs who they’ll face in November. State Rep. Victoria Neave, D-Dallas, will face Republican Deanna Maria Metzger. And state Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin, will face Democrat Vikki Goodwin.• The only two incumbents on Tuesday’s runoff ballots — state Reps. Scott Cosper, R-Killeen, and René Oliveira, D-Brownsville — both lost. Republican Brad Buckley and Democrat Alex Dominguez, respectively, will advance to the general election.• Turnout was terrible, which isn’t unusual for Texas in general and for Texas runoffs in particular. In incomplete returns, it appeared that less than 500,000 of the state’s 21.3 million voting age adults showed up. About 2.6 million Texans voted in the March primaries — 1.5 million on the Republican side, and 1.1 million on the Democratic side. That was just over 17 percent of the state’s registered voters, according to the Texas Secretary of State. For comparison, turnout in the last presidential election in Texas, in 2016, was 59.4 percent.Disclosure: Paul Workman has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune’s journalism. Find a complete list of them here.last_img read more


Mamata Banerjee flags off Kolkata Rathyatra

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today flagged off this year’s 47th Kolkata Rathyatra at ISKCON’s Albert road temple here. Organised by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) since 1971, the Rathayatra attracted a large number of devotees who pulled the chariots of deities of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra on the occasion. Banerjee amd Governor K N Tripathi had wished the people of the state on the eve of the Rathayatra festival. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed Starting from the city’s Hungerford Street opposite the ISKCON temple on Albert Road, the chariots moved through AJC Bose Road, Sarat Bose Road, Hazra Road, SP Mukherjee Road, ATM Road, Exide crossing, JL Nehru Road, Outram Road before reaching the Brigade Parade Ground, where arrangements have been made for daily special darshan of Lord Jagananth, till July 22, ISKCON sources said. The ‘Ultarathayatra’ will start on July 22 noon, when the chariots would return to the Albert Road temple. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJP On their return journey, the chariots would pass through Outram Road, JL Nehru Road, S N Banerjee Road, CIT Road, Park Circus 7 point crossing before taking the Shakespeare Sarani to reach the ISKCON temple on Albert Road, the sources said. The Rathayatra was also celebrated at the global headquarter of ISKCON at Mayapur in Nadia district where around a lakh devotees gathered. Around 1,000 devotees from 62 countries sang ‘kirtans’ and danced all through the 6-km stretch from Rajapur Jagannath temple to Gundicha temple, a grand structure constructed adjacent to Prabhupad Ghat at Mayapur, the ISKCON sources said. Inaugurating the celebration at Mayapur, Justice Sambhudh Chakraborty of Calcutta High Court said that Jagannath Rathyatra signifies the progress of life and humanity.last_img read more


Bisexual rapper Taylor Bennett drops new single Be Yourself

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Rapper Taylor Bennett just dropped a brand new EP called Be Yourself and it’s just as incredible as it sounds. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Taylor Bennett single artwork for Be Yourself. | Photo: Taylor Bennett / Instagram ‘I think that the problem with not just everyday life and not just how we communicate with each other is just that we don’t have conversations to begin with,’ he said.Taylor came out as bisexual in early 2017 | Photo: taylorbennett InstagramOn why he chose to come out on his birthday last year, Bennett said he wishes he could’ve come out sooner.He said: ‘I wish that I had felt more comfortable as a younger age and live my childhood and not just one year of my life being who I want to be.‘You know what actually finally made me do it? I was about to be 21 and I figured I’m gonna be a grown man.‘I’m old enough to drink, join the army, smoke cigarettes, I might as well be old enough to be myself,’ he said.Watch the full interview:[embedded content]When Taylor Bennett came out as bisexual last year, he took to Twitter for a long post explaining it all.He tweeted: ‘My birthday is tomorrow & moving into next year I’d like to be more open about myself to help others that struggle with the same issues.‘Growing up I’ve always felt indifferent about my sexuality & being attracted 2 one sex & today I would like to openly come out to my fans.‘I do recognize myself as a bisexual male & do & have always openly supported the gay community & will keep doing so in 2017. Thank You,’ he said.You can listen to Be Yourself on Spotify or SoundCloud.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Taylor Bennett said he came out to help the kids who have ‘nobody to talk to’LGBTI rapper CupcaKKe gets upfront in new queer video ‘Crayons’Australian woman found guilty of decapitating bisexual partnerRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bisexual-rapper-taylor-bennett-drops-new-single-be-yourself/ The younger brother of Chance the Rapper, Bennett came out as bisexual the day before his birthday last year (18 January).The 22-year-old artist took to Twitter to announce the release of the single.He tweeted: ‘I want to thank God for making this project possible.’I want to thank God for making this project possible. “BE YOURSELF.” 4 Free On @soundcloud !!! NOW!! https://t.co/l1s1nRrcdi pic.twitter.com/CIZgZ8N3Lk— “BE YOURSELF.” OUT NOW!! (@_TaylorBennett) July 12, 2018He sings in the new song: ‘And niggas still call me faggot, but bitch my shit lookin’ fabulous.’Bennett then later raps: ‘My debt is repaid and then blast that shit, I ain’t cappin’ or Catholic. I’m an outstanding Afro-American bisexual havin’ shit.’Taylor Bennett: I wish I could’ve come out soonerIn an interview with Windy City LIVE, Bennett said: ‘The mass message is just to have a conversation.last_img read more

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