first_imgWay back at the start of the season, Oklahoma State was a plucky 100-1 longshot to hoist College Football’s sweetest prize in January 2016. After the first nine games of the season? They’re just 20-1.Here’s a look at the favorites.Alabama: 5-2Ohio State: 5-2Clemson: 9-2Baylor: 16-1Florida: 16-1Notre Dame: 16-1Stanford: 16-1Oklahoma: 20-1Oklahoma State: 20-1Iowa: 25-1LSU: 25-1That’s pretty sweet to look at, isn’t it?A friend of the blog (who shall not be named) jumped in back in August and has some real dough riding on these last few weeks.Friend of the blog sent this baby in today. Might want to hold on to that one. Hoooo boy! pic.twitter.com/uNCFHH8uGb— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 10, 2015Nate Silver’s statistical site, 538, says Oklahoma State has a 97 percent chance of making the playoff if it wins out in this really intriguing article.And an undefeated power conference team like Oklahoma State shouldn’t fret, even if it is currently outside the committee’s top four. Some of the teams ranked in front of it are almost certain to lose — and even if they don’t, there’s a good chance Oklahoma State will leapfrog some one-loss teams if it keeps winning.That 538 article, by the way, reminded me of just how far we have to go. The Playoff talk is fun right now, but at Iowa State and then Baylor and OU in Stillwater is no joke. That three-game stretch is probably as difficult (if not more so) than the nine games that came before it. The Playoff is within reach, yes, but it still feels like a long way away.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

first_imgChelsea head coach Frank Lampard was delighted with Christian Pulisic’s performance after he starred in a 5-3 friendly win over Salzburg on Wednesday.Pulisic was signed by Chelsea in January, but loaned back to Borussia Dortmund to conclude the second half of the Bundesliga season.He’s the lone truly new face brought into the club this summer as the club is currently serving a transfer ban that has prevented summer signings under new manager Frank Lampard. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The U.S. men’s national team star was in scintillating form during the first half, scoring twice and winning a penalty that Ross Barkley converted.Pulisic’s pace and composure around goal particularly stood out and Lampard was encouraged by the former Borussia Dortmund man’s performance.”I was very impressed with the way that he took the goals,” Lampard said afterwards.”As a winger in the Premier League, he has to adapt to that league.”He is young but with huge potential and I am happy for him.” Pedro netted an audacious mid-air flick in the second half, while Michy Batshuayi scored after the break, too.But Salzburg scored three goals of their own after half-time and caused problems throughout the contest for a shaky-looking Chelsea defence.Lampard acknowledged his side’s defensive play was a concern less than a fortnight away from Chelsea’s first Premier League match of the season.”We want to concede zero goals, so it is a concern and we want to improve on it,” he added.”We will talk about it. We can’t afford to make those mistakes.”Chelsea conclude their pre-season fixtures against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.last_img read more

first_img Mr. Holness said that the illicit arms trade is inextricably linked to organised crime and corruption across the region and is creating serious challenges to development. Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is urging the Organization of American (OAS) to continue to strengthen its support for member states to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.center_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is urging the Organization of American (OAS) to continue to strengthen its support for member states to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.Mr. Holness said that the illicit arms trade is inextricably linked to organised crime and corruption across the region and is creating serious challenges to development.“We have made tremendous strides as a nation in our fight against illegal weapons. I take this opportunity to urge the OAS to continue to strengthen its support for member states to combat this illicit trade, which threatens the very fabric of our societies. It is rapidly leading to the destruction of the many gains made by the countries of the Americas,” he said.Prime Minister Holness was speaking at the organisation’s Protocolary Session in Washington DC, on Tuesday (November 27).He saluted the role of the OAS in the Summit of the Americas process, through the promotion of meaningful dialogue on important issues affecting the region.He noted that this year’s theme, ‘Democratic Governance against Corruption’, “was indeed most fitting, especially against the backdrop of the magnitude of this scourge that confronts our countries, posing a serious threat to the rule of law and social order”{.Mr. Holness informed that in 2017, Jamaica attained its highest ever ranking and score, over the past decade, in the Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International, “making our country on par with the Americas in that regard”.Turning to the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, the Prime Minister said human rights is a core pillar of the OAS and one which Jamaica strongly supports, having played a crucial role in the development of these rights.“I believe that a hemispheric culture anchored in human rights will undoubtedly lead to a stronger Americas, providing a solid platform for economic growth, security and stability for all throughout the hemisphere,” he said.“We must begin, as a region, to take the bold steps necessary to change the past and open the doors to a brighter future for the nearly one billion people who look to us for guidance and direction,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Up to 80 percent of the world’s coastal United Nations member states have cabotage laws restricting foreign maritime activity in their domestic coastal trades, according to a report released by Seafarers’ Rights International (SRI), a centre researching maritime and seafarers’ law.Based on legislation and advice from 140 countries, the SRI report, Cabotage Laws of the World, reveals that 91 countries have cabotage laws.The report explores the nature and extent of cabotage laws around the world, describes the history of maritime cabotage and traces a number of early rudimentary legal principles. It sets out examples of the many different definitions of cabotage that exist today at the national, regional and international levels as well as examples of the restrictions of foreign activity and their waivers in domestic coastal trades.SRI said that evidence-based decision making is highly dependent on accurate facts and the lack of an up-to-date comprehensive study has been a major impediment to thoughtful policy-making on the subject.“The lack of accurate facts on cabotage laws around the world has been an impediment for policymakers considering implementing cabotage laws. This report represents a circuit breaker, providing policymakers with the relevant facts for proper decision-making,” ITF Seafarers’ Section Chair, David Heindel, said.“We know there are a number of countries considering introducing, strengthening or diminishing cabotage regulation. This report will assure those governments that it makes sense to enforce national cabotage laws.”SRI was commissioned by the International Transport Workers’ Federation to undertake the independent study.Cabotage Laws of the World is based on legislation and advice received from professional law firms in 140 member states of the United Nations, many of whom are part of SRI’s independent network of lawyers worldwide.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Reliance Group subsidiary Reliance Power on Friday said that it has entered into an Inter-Creditor Agreement (ICA) with six lenders for resolution of the company’s debt. According to Reliance Power, the ICA was signed on July 6, 2019. The agreement has been signed under the framework of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Circular of June 7, 2019. “Reliance Power has now achieved standstill for 180 days as per the ICA. According to the RBI Circular, the Resolution Plan of Reliance Power is to be implemented within 180 days,” the company said in a statement. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep “All 6 lenders of Reliance Power’s subsidiary Vidarbha Industries Power Limited (VIPL) 600 MW Butibori Power Project near Nagpur in Maharashtra, have also signed ICA giving VIPL a 180-day timeframe to implement a resolution plan,” it said. On Thursday, Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) said that its 16 lenders have signed the ICA. In a regulatory filing, the company also said that it aims to be a “zero debt” firm by the year 2020. Reliance Infrastructure has already announced the sale of its Delhi-Agralast_img read more

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee made it clear on Thursday that the state government is working on gainful utilisation of surplus teachers in a number of schools in the state. He also announced that school uniforms for students will be procured through a transparent tender process.”We have found out that in a number of schools there are few students but teachers are in a surplus. This cannot be accepted. Teachers will have to go to those schools where there is a dearth,” Chatterjee said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe minister chaired a review meeting with the District Inspectors (DI) and School Inspectors (SI) along with other officials in the district level and took stock of the various government schemes and their implementation and stumbled upon irregularities associated with various government schemes at the school level. School Education secretary Manish Jain pulled up some DIs and SIs for placing demand of more uniforms or shoes than was actually required in the schools of the district. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway”Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed our officials to ensure that the various schemes reach the beneficiaries properly. We organise meetings from time to time to take stock. Wherever we will find irregularities, strong action will be taken,” he added. According to sources who attended the meeting, Nadia’s DI has requisitioned for 79,000 bags and shoes for Class V. But it has been found that the total student strength in the class is 62,000. In West Midnapore, the department had dispatched 84,000 bags for class V but the student strength is 65,000. DI Howrah also faced questions from the Education secretary for demanding 84,000 bags against a student strength of 63,000 in class V. DI Jalpaiguri could not answer to a query on why a school in Nagrakata has been lying closed.last_img read more

first_imgThe 2015 South-South Awards, the world’s foremost global development event, will feature some of the most celebrated Hollywood actors, including Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Forest Whitaker, who will be lending their voices to honor the achievements of the global South and celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations and its adoption of the new universal development framework known as the Post-2015 Development Agenda.Film legend and Co-founder of the internationally renowned Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro, will kick off the awards ceremony with a special video message. UN Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, will honor the UN as its turns 70 with a personal message, while actor and producer Forest Whitaker is set to present the Humanitarian Achievement Award to philanthropist William “Bill” F. Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation, at the gala event, set to take place for a live global audience on September 26th at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.“The gift of hearing can change a life in an instant, and helps empower people to learn, get jobs and connect to their families and communities in ways they never thought possible. I have partnered with Starkey Hearing Foundation in the field, and seeing someone hear for the first time is an incredible experience that I will never forget. Bill Austin is committed to changing the world one person at a time, and I am excited to honor his efforts at the 2015 South-South Awards,” said Mr. Whitaker.Paul Shaffer, who is to be honored with the Cultural Achievement Award, will bring his sparkle and inimitable spirit as the musical director from the Late Show with David Letterman, while the electrifying percussionist Sheila E. will be performing with her father, Pete Escovedo, to light up the stage with rhythm and soul, joining dynamic performers from the global South.The South-South Steering Committee for Sustainable Development, key host of the prestigious red-carpet gala, is excited to welcome A-list celebrities, heads of State and Government, top UN officials, international business executives, civil society leaders, philanthropists and academics under one roof in 2015, the year of global action on sustainable development. “We have brought in some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Ray Chew, music producer for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and eight-time Emmy nominee, John Macs, who are among the most respected and creative minds in the field, to help raise the relevance of the Awards,” said Art Arellanes, the Executive Producer of the 2015 South-South Awards.Now in its fifth year, the South-South Awards honors distinguished countries, individuals and organizations that embody transformative sustainable development worldwide; particularly in the areas of poverty reduction, education advancement and humanitarian impact. It is a celebration of multilateral partnerships concerned with uplifting the world’s most vulnerable populations.last_img read more

first_imgLong-standing UNICEF UK Ambassadors Jemima Khan, Robbie Williams and James Nesbitt led the fantastical turn out for Unicef UK’s annual Halloween Ball on Thursday, 13th October, raising more than half a million pounds to help Unicef protect Syria’s children in danger.High-profile personalities from the worlds of TV, entertainment and fashion including Gillian Anderson, Erin O’Connor, Amber Le Bon, Cel Spellman and Princess Beatrice arrived at London’s One Embankment for the magical Malice in Wonderland themed party. Guests were treated to dazzling performances by 2016 MOBO Award nominee Laura Mvula and music legend and Unicef UK Ambassador, Robbie Williams.Long-standing Unicef UK Ambassador Jemima Khan said, “Tonight’s Halloween Ball was about coming together to support Unicef’s vitally important work to keep Syrian children safe and warm. The conflict in Syria is the largest humanitarian crisis since World War 2. The shocking images we’ve seen of children suffering inside Syria and those making terrifying journeys across Europe in search of safety are utterly heart-breaking. With freezing temperatures coming and no way of keeping warm these children will struggle to survive. Unicef is on the ground right now providing life-saving humanitarian aid, including warm blankets, but their work remains desperately underfunded.”The money raised at the Halloween Ball will help Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation, provide blankets, life-saving food, clean water, health care and psychosocial support to children whose lives have been devastated by the conflict.Unicef UK Executive Director, Mike Penrose said, “Over eight million children have been affected by the conflict in Syria. So many have lost their school, their home, their friends, even their family. After five years of war, the situation for Syrian children has never been more critical. Unicef is one of the few humanitarian organisations working to protect children in Syria and across the region, as well as for refugee children in Europe, but we cannot do it alone. The funds raised at events like Halloween Ball are vital in ensuring we continue to reach the millions of children in desperate need.”You can help keep Syria’s children safe and warm this winter. Please visit www.unicef.org.uk/halloweenball to donate.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are investigating a collision that happened Thursday afternoon between a boom lift and pick-up truck.The RCMP were called at approximately 5:15 p.m. to a collision on the Swanson Lumber Road (259 Rd.), between a boom lift and a pick-up truck.  RCMP members that attended the scene found that the boom lift had been rear-ended by a pick-up truck.  The collision caused the male driver of the boom lift to be trapped in the basket.B.C. Ambulance Services and the Fort St. John Fire Department attended the scene and helped to revive the male who was initially unresponsive.  The male was transported to the Fort St. John Hospital and later flown to Vancouver for surgery.  As of Saturday morning, the male was stable and doing well in recovery. The RCMP Traffic Reconstruction unit attended the scene to assist in the investigation.  The cause is still undetermined, but Police believe distracted driving may have been a factor in the collision.last_img read more

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have launched a second round of Child Health Days in Somalia in a bid to improve child survival rates in the violence-wracked country. The aim of the days is to deliver a package of critical health services, including vaccinations, vitamin supplements and hygiene education, to children under five and to women of child-bearing age. The first round of Child Health Days, held during the first six months of this year, reached an estimated 1.8 million women and children throughout the country. This time, some 5,000 volunteers are targeting 1 million women and children in the Somaliland region, before moving on to the central-south region and Puntland in October and December. The package includes measles and polio immunization, vitamin A supplementation, de-worming, aqua-tabs to treat drinking water, hygiene education, tetanus vaccination for women, and nutritional screening and referral. 14 August 2009The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have launched a second round of Child Health Days in Somalia in a bid to improve child survival rates in the violence-wracked country. read more

Director General of Health Services Dr Palitha Mahipala stepped down from his post yesterday, the Ministry of Health said.Dr. Palitha Mahipala is to assume duties in his new role at the World Health Organisation (WHO) next week. Speaking at a farewell ceremony for Dr. Palitha Mahipala last night (Friday), Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that Dr. Mahipala was of great service to the Health Ministry.He said that several programs organised by Dr. Palitha Mahipala have been successful.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, Berhanu Dinka, is chairing the meeting of the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC), which is also tackling matters relating to reform of the security sector, refugee repatriation and the organization of elections.The IMC’s mandate, as stipulated in the Arusha Agreement of 28 August 2000, also includes looking at the mobilization of financial resources for Burundi’s development.

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 24, 2014 3:13 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,962.37, down 143.26 points):B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.24 per cent, to $3.06 on 8.4 million shares.Semafo Inc. (TSX:SMF). Miner. Up five cents, or one per cent, to $5.05 on 5.8 million shares.Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT). Miner. Up five cents, or 11.63 per cent, to 48 cents on 5.7 million shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down $1, or 2.04 per cent, to $47.95 on 5.3 million shares.Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Down 15 cents, or 1.93 per cent, to $7.61 on 4.9 million shares.Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 1.63 per cent, to $1.81 on 4.4 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (1,016.58, down 7.39 points):Suroco Energy Inc. (TSXV:SRN). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 6.58 per cent, to 81 cents on 4.9 million shares.Crown Point Energy Inc. (TSXV:CWV). Oil and gas. Down 38 cents, or 52.05 per cent, to 35 cents on 4.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:AGF Management Ltd. (TSX:AGF.B). Asset management. Down 50 cents, or 3.91 per cent, to $12.28 on 971,062 shares. The mutual fund operator and wealth management company reported it had $14.5 million or 17 cents per share of net income in its fiscal second quarter, contrasting with a year-earlier loss of $10.4 million or 12 cents per share. Revenue from continuing operations was down from a year earlier, dropping to $119.1 million from $126.9 million.BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Communication services. Down 20 cents, or 0.41 per cent, to $48.33 on 1.9 million shares. Bell Media, the radio and television division of the company, is laying off as many as 120 employees, or about five per cent of its Toronto workforce, due to “financial pressure” in its advertising and subscription TV services.Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B). Communication services. Down 15 cents, or 0.57 per cent, to $26.25 on 2.7 million shares. The Calgary-based company is fighting an uphill battle according to analysts, who say its heavy reliance on television services for revenue puts it at a disadvantage to rivals that can also offer mobile phone and wireless data packages. The company’s next financial report, on Thursday, is expected to show the March-May period was an improvement on the three previous quarters but opinion is split on whether the third quarter will be a blip or signal a return to growth. read more

by The Associated Press Posted Jan 20, 2016 4:54 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Star of reality show ‘Wicked Tuna’ pleads guilty to fraud BURLINGTON, Vt. – A man featured on the reality television show “Wicked Tuna” pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges in Vermont he received government disability benefits while he was fishing on the show.Paul Hebert, 50, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, entered the pleas in U.S. District Court in Burlington to charges of Social Security and Medicaid fraud.Hebert was charged last summer with accepting more than $44,000 in Social Security and Medicaid disability benefits between 2010 and 2013.As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors, Hebert agreed to pay more than $53,600 in restitution. Attorneys are recommending probation for four years. Sentencing is set for May.“This took place at a time way before Mr. Hebert was fortunate enough to get the job on ‘Wicked Tuna,’” Hebert’s attorney Paul Volk said Thursday after the hearing.When he was indicted, prosecutors said that Hebert first filed for Social Security disability in the spring of 2009, claiming on his application that he was unable to work at any job, could not walk properly, could not lift heavy weights or drive for more than short distances. He began receiving benefits in October 2010.But Hebert failed to update the government agencies that administered the benefits he received about his work on the show as required by law, Volk said.Hebert has been on “Wicked Tuna” since 2012. The National Geographic Channel show follows several Gloucester-based boats that try to land bluefin tuna, which can weigh hundreds of pounds and fetch tens of thousands of dollars.___This story has been corrected to remove reference to Hebert being ‘once’ featured on the show. He is still appearing. It has also been corrected to show that Paul Hebert pleaded guilty on Wednesday, not Thursday. read more

Air Canada to launch its own loyalty rewards program in 2020 to replace Aeroplan by The Canadian Press Posted May 11, 2017 9:15 am MDT Last Updated May 11, 2017 at 5:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Air Canada said Thursday it will launch its own loyalty rewards plan in 2020 and not renew its contract with the company running Aeroplan, sending Aimia’s stock plummeting by more than 50 per cent and angering some points collectors.The Montreal-based airline says customers will be able to continue collecting Aeroplan points until June 2020, after which miles earned from flying on Air Canada or its 26 Star Alliance partners will be credited to the in-house loyalty program instead. Travellers will be able to redeem those points for Air Canada and Star Alliance flights.The airline said it intends to continue allowing Aeroplan members to redeem their Aeroplan points for seats on their flights after June 2020. However, Aimia’s CEO said that isn’t certain yet, as there are still a lot of discussions to be had. Air Canada has announced it is pulling out of the Aeroplan program to launch a loyalty program of its own. Do you think loyalty programs are worth it?YesNoVoteView Results Take Our PollSome Aeroplan members didn’t react kindly to the development on social media.Some were annoyed their Aeroplan points wouldn’t be carried over to the airline’s in-house program in 2020. Others worried they wouldn’t be able to use Aeroplan points for Air Canada and Star Alliance flights beyond June 2020 and were concerned they’d have to rush to redeem points before it was too late.This isn’t the only time in recent history Canadians have felt short shrifted by a loyalty program. LoyaltyOne, the company that operates Air Miles, upset consumers when it announced it would change its policy so collectors would lose any miles they don’t use within five years. The policy, which was to take effect Dec. 31, 2016, was cancelled following a consumer backlash.Aimia CEO David Johnston said in an interview the company is exploring a range of alternatives for its business after Air Canada’s contract ends, including pursuing other partners.“This is something we’ve anticipated,” Johnston said in an interview on his first day on the job after serving several months on an interim basis. The company announced Wednesday evening that Rupert Duchesne, who has been on medical leave, is retiring from the top role.He assured the program’s five million customers they can expect a smooth transition.“There’s three years left to run on the contract and in that period, it’s business as usual,” Johnston said.Related stories:MoneySense: How Air Canada dumping Aeroplan will affect youEven so, Aimia shares fell 57 per cent to $3.80. Air Canada’s stock rose 8.5 per cent to $16.16.Air Canada said in a statement it’s aiming to strengthen its relationships with customers in making the switch. It declined to comment further on the change.Analysts called the news positive for the airline. However, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. analyst Derek Spronck said in a note that it remains to be seen what the transition costs will be and why Air Canada assumes the net present value of the program repatriation over 15 years to be more than $2 billion. The airline said it will provide more detail on this at its investor day on Sept. 19, 2017.Aeroplan was originally Air Canada’s in-house loyalty program. It was spun off as an independent business, now called Aimia Inc., which has expanded its customer base and evolved its services over the years.The company has 5 million active members, who have a total of about 200 billion miles on their balances. read more

Then-senior guard Aaron Craft (4) caries the ball down the court in a game against Dayton. OSU lost, 60-59, at First Niagara Center March 20.Credit: Ritika Shah / Lantern TV News directorFormer Ohio State basketball player Aaron Craft has officially signed with the Golden State Warriors, according to NBA.com.Golden State elected not to release the details of Craft’s contract — nor the contracts of fellow free agents James McAdoo and Mitchell Watt, who were signed along with Craft — in accordance with team policy, the website said.Craft played in five games for the Warrior’s NBA Summer League team and averaged 7.4 points per game to go with better than two steals, rebounds and assists per game for the summer.The Findlay, Ohio, native played four years at OSU and earned a plethora of individual honors including being named the 2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. He played in a total of 148 games during his time in Columbus, starting every game he played in during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He averaged 8.9 points in his Buckeye career and became the school’s all-time assist leader with 694 helpers.Craft is set to wear No. 2 for the Warriors after donning the No. 4 shirt at OSU, according to the NBA’s release.Golden State’s preseason is scheduled to start Oct. 7 against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles. The Warriors’ regular season schedule is set to begin Oct. 29 against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. read more

Reena Sultan of Charlotte Street, Georgetown had undergone a kidney transplant surgery in India nearly 8 years ago, but is now experiencing remission and is seeking public assistance to offset the expenses associated with a second kidney transplant surgery she is required to take.Patient: Reena SultanThe 38-year-old mother of one related that she had had a kidney transplant surgery done in India in 2008, after she had been diagnosed with renal failure, but she went into remission about a year ago, and currently relies on dialysis to remain alive.She indicated that she needs dialysis at least three times a week, but severe repercussions attend this temporary treatment, and she sometimes even considers “giving up” as a result of the pain.The ailing woman and her husband related that her entire family is sympathetic to her plight, and a nephew would be donating a kidney for this second transplant. Several relatives were tested, but her nephew has been the best match. Her 17-year-old son had also offered to donate a kidney, but he is not yet of age.The woman is accordingly pleading with the public for assistance to afford her a new lease on life. The overall cost of her surgery is about G$5 million, but the cost of her dialysis has already left the family strapped for cash.Those wishing to contribute to Sultan’s second kidney transplant are being kindly asked to place their donations in Republic Bank Account number 298-935-8. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLegislation outlawing commercial human organ trafficking in the works- MOPHFebruary 2, 2017In “Health”“Can you please help me” …9-yr-old appeals for assistance to undergo lifesaving surgery in IndiaJuly 31, 2017In “latest news”10-year-old needs life-saving surgery, family seeking helpJune 24, 2017In “Health” read more

first_imgThe new generation IP68 rated Sentient handheld unit “is widely regarded as the most cost effective, sophisticated and low maintenance gas detection device in the mining industry today,” according to the manufacturer, Booyco Electronics. This high tech instrument was developed specifically to improve safety in underground mining and in any confined spaces in surface plants, and is the first multi-gas instrument in South Africa that also measures relative humidity as a standard offering.The Sentient is also available with Fire Patrol capabilities. Distinguished by its bright red seal, the Fire Patrol Sentient is inserted into outstations located in specific areas underground, where it records date, time, gas and humidity measurements.A downloading network configuration is capable of gathering information from up to 500 Sentient units in a matter of minutes. All this equipment is connected via a network to a Sentient downloading server, where specialised software enables various reports to be generated, such as detailed information on gas detected in the underground environment, peak values, TWA values, pre-shift tested values, calibration reports and “no movement reports”. Sentient software is web-based, making it possible to email these reports to relevant personnel automatically.The low maintenance Sentient has no buttons — instead an innovative “tap” sensor ensures that the instrument remains watertight. Another unique feature is a “drop protection” capability that automatically switches off the sensor if the instrument is dropped, reducing possible maintenance time and costs.last_img read more

← Previous Story FROM GORENJE TO CELJE – Luka Dobelsek sign for the biggest rival! Next Story → VIDEO: Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic is back to TOP Handball! argentina Argentinian girls will play at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016! Brazil and Argentina will play for the gold at the Pan American Games in Toronto. The world champions from Serbia 2013, Brazil beat Uruguay 40:22, while Argentina outplayed Mexico 27:16. The place in the final match was enough for Argentina to get place at the Olympic tournament, as Brazilian girls will be there as host nation and world champions.Only a few days earlier, Argentina were at the edge of failure after defeat against Cuba 27:25. However, Uruguay made fantastic effort and helped Argentinias by beating Cuba 23:18, which put Argentina on the first place in the group and helped them to avoid Brazil in the semis.Argentinian girls will have to thankful to their Uruguayan colleagues until the end of their proffesional careers as dream came true. Rio, Argentina are coming. read more

first_imgTHE HEAD OF Ireland’s largest aid agency has said that the international community needs to start looking beyond addressing immediate short term needs in the Philippines, and to begin focusing on rebuilding the livelihoods of local communities.Concern CEO Dominic McSorley held a meeting with UN Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on the island of Panay, which lay directly in the path of Typhoon Haiyan, and where there has been massive damage. A large number of those affected in the area are from poor fishing communities which were ravaged by the typhoon.“Many of these people have lost their homes but, more importantly, they have lost the means to earn a living,” McSorley said. A tent city for typhoon survivors in Tacloban [AP Photo/Bullit Marquez]This article includes reporting from AFP.Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayersRead: Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts > “Thousands of fishing boats have been damaged or destroyed and the fishing communities need help to get back out on the ocean and to be able to re-generate income as quickly as possible.”He said the international effort should now focus on rebuilding the livelihoods of communities to bolster the prospects for economic recovery in the areas affected by the typhoon.The NGO is currently overseeing a renovation scheme for 2,000 damaged fishing boats, which is expected to get under way soon.(Youtube: Concern Worldwide)The initiative from Concern comes as number of people dead or missing after the typhoon climbs towards 7,000 on Saturday. The government’s confirmed death toll rose to 5,235, with another 1,613 people still missing more than two weeks after the massive storm made landfall.Amos, who has been visiting the disaster zones, has warned that the world was still not responding fast enough.“Much more needs to be done. Food, clean water and shelter remain the top priorities,” Amos said, as a UN appeal for funds was raised from $301 million to $348 million.Amos said huge numbers of people were still exposed to bad weather in the nine provinces ravaged by the storm, as she warned particularly of the dangers for babies, children and mothers.“I am very concerned that some 1.5 million children are at risk of acute malnutrition and close to 800,000 pregnant and nursing mothers need nutritional help,” Amos said.Typhoon survivor Anna Marie Miraflor does her laundry amidst rubble in Tacloban  [Bullit Marquez/AP/Press Association Images]The number of people confirmed killed jumped by nearly 1,200 yesterday to 5,209, as confirmed body counts were made in some flattened communities, a spokesman for the government’s disaster management council told AFP.The death toll rose marginally again this morning, and is expected to continue rising over the coming days and weeks.In Tacloban, the capital of Leyte province in the eastern Philippines, 1,727 people have been confirmed dead. Another 451 remain missing.last_img read more