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first_imgPanaji, Sep 26 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today expressed unhappiness over the top football clubs of the country leaving the I-League and promised to speak to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to look into the matter. Talking on the sidelines of the unveiling of the BRICS U-17 football tournament logo here, Goel said, “I will speak to those from the federation and ask them to find a resolution to the problem. He was asked if he was concerned about the exodus of top-flight teams from the I-league, following the emergence of Indian Super League (ISL). Top teams from Goa like the Salgaocar FC and Sporting Clube de Goa have already exited the I-League, while former league winners Dempo FC are also expected to follow suit. Goel said both he as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi were keen on promoting football and other sports in the country. He added that the U-17 tournament, which will be held parallel to the BRICS Summit, will strengthen the ties between the member states. “We should encourage such games between member states as that will increase bonding and create a warm atmosphere between the people of those countries,” Goel said. PTI MCS PDS PDSlast_img read more

first_imgRanbir Kapoor has stepped into the shoes of Bollywood’s popular Khalnayak. The 34-year-old, who is busy bringing Sanjay Dutt’s life on 70mm, was spotted shooting for the biopic in Mumbai. But this time around in a new avatar. Known to play versatile roles, Ranbir has taken up the challenge of bringing Dutt’s life alive on screen. Receding hair line and a moustache, Ranbir looks almost unrecognisable this new avatar. Going by the look, it seems Ranbir is shooting for a portion from Sanjay’s later part of life.If reports are to be believed, Ranbir will be seen sporting six, totally different looks in Dutt that will highlight different phases in Sanjay Dutt’s life. Tentatively titled Dutt, the film will focus on Sanjay’s formative years, his relation with his father Sunil Dutt, his struggles coping up with the loss of his mother, his many affairs, etc.Paresh Rawal is playing the role of Sunil Dutt while Manisha Koirala, Sanjay’s co-star in many film, is starring as Nargis, Sanju baba’s mom. Anushka Sharma, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Jim Sarbh and Vicky Kaushal play pivotal roles in the film.(Photos: Yogen Shah) ALSO READ: Ranbir Kapoor to sport six different looks for Sanjay Dutt biopic?  ALSO READ: 10 events from Sanjay Dutt’s life that should be in his biopic  ALSO WATCH: Amitabh Bachchan tells Ranbir Kapoor the importance of film writerslast_img read more

first_imgArsenal insist Tierney withdrawal due to ‘phased return’by Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are carefully managing Kieran Tierney’s return from injury after he withdrew from the latest Scotland squad.Signed from Celtic in the summer, Tierney only made his debut for Arsenal last week after recovering from a double hernia operation.Reports suggested the 22-year-old pulled out of his country’s qualifiers against Russia and San Marino due to a fresh injury setback.However, the London Evening Standardhas quoted a club source that says the decision was due to a “phased return to match fitness” implemented by the Gunners.The news will come as a relief to Arsenal fans after Tierney’s excellent debut in the win over Nottingham Forest last week. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgThe defensive backs for Michigan huddle up prior to action between the Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers.The defensive backs for Michigan huddle up prior to action between the Michigan Wolverines and Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana on November 11, 2006. Michigan won 34-3. (Photo by G. N. Lowrance/Getty Images)College Football Week 2 is upon us. For Michigan, that means a chance to move past last week’s disappointing loss at Notre Dame.The Wolverines entered that one as a slight favorite on the road in the meeting of ranked rivals. The Wolverines offense never had an answer for the Fighting Irish defense, and struggled en route to a 24-17 loss.Western Michigan hosted one of the wackier games of Week 1. After falling behind 34-7 in the second quarter to Syracuse, the Broncos battled all the way back in the third to cut the Orange lead to 34-28. Syracuse then regained control, winning the shootout 55-42.Michigan vs. Western Michigan will be available nationally on Saturday afternoon.Kick-off for the game is set for 12 p.m. ET on FS1.Here’s who will be on the call for the big game:Play-by-play: Justin KutcherGame analyst: DeMarco MurrayGame analyst: Petros PapadakisMichigan is a 27.5-point favorite in this game.,Here’s who will be on the call for the big game:Play-by-play: Justin KutcherGame analyst: DeMarco MurrayGame analyst: Petros PapadakisMichigan is a 27.5-point favorite in this game.last_img read more

first_imgJulian Love makes a tackle for Notre Dame in a win over Florida State.SOUTH BEND, IN – NOVEMBER 10: Julian Love #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tackles George Campbell #11 of the Florida State Seminoles in the second quarter of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on November 10, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Former Florida State five-star wide receiver George Campbell has picked his new destination. He will finish his career at Penn State.Campbell was a heralded recruit for the Seminoles back in 2015. He was the No. 3 wide receiver and the No. 19 overall player in the class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.However, his tenure in Tallahassee was marred by injuries. He played in 22 games in three seasons–with a redshirt season in 2016–and caught 13 passes for 206 yards.Campbell preached the possibility of a fresh start in his Instagram announcement of his decision to pick Penn State.It’s no secret that the last four years have been full of highs and lows for me, but I’ve always been told that “tough times don’t last, tough people do”. While I will forever be grateful to Florida State for the opportunity to be a Seminole, I am excited to take the next step in my journey. To my Nole brothers, it’s not goodbye it’s see you later. I love y’all boys and wish you the best. For those who have supported me every step of the way, I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. With that being said my journey is nowhere near over yet and I am excited to announce that I will be writing the next chapter of my life at THE Penn State University. I am thrilled to be a part of the Nittany Lion family and am thankful to the coaching staff and players for accepting me with open arms! “Black Shoes Basic Blues, No Names All Game”. #WeAreCampbell will be eligible immediately at PSU and will have one year left to play.He will help ease a Penn State receiving corps that lost multiple players to transfer, including seasoned veteran Juwan Johnson.Johnson has elected to transfer to Oregon.last_img read more

first_img commentary scorecard No data available! Rest Virat Kohli now: Calls grow louder after RCB lose 6 in 6 in IPL 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their sixth straight match of IPL 2019 on Sunday when they were outclassed by Delhi Capitals at home. Virat Kohli’s men need at least 14 points from a possible 16 to stand a chance of qualifying for the playoffs. advertisementcenter_img view more view less graphs Akshay Ramesh BengaluruApril 8, 2019UPDATED: April 8, 2019 09:14 IST IPL 2019: Virat Kohli should be rested for the rest of the Indian Premier League feels Michael Vaughan ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSMichael Vaughan said Virat Kohli should get some time off before the 2019 World CupVirat Kohli’s RCB are yet to open their account in IPL 2019, having lost six in sixOn Sunday, they were handed a four-wicket defeat by Delhi Capitals in BengaluruFormer England skipper Michael Vaughan on Sunday suggested India should look at resting Virat Kohli from the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season, keeping in mind the 2019 ICC World Cup.Vaughan’s comment came after Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Kohli, lost their sixth straight match of IPL 2019. RCB were outclassed by Delhi Capitals at home by four wickets after another poor effort with both the bat and the ball.Virat Kohli has run out of answers as the Royal Challengers Bangalore are the only team not have gotten points on the board so far in IPL 2019. Kohli’s men registered their longest losing streak of seven matches after Sunday’s defeat to Shreyas Iyer’s men.Yet again, Kohli was the lone bright spot in their batting unit as the skipper made 41 from 33 balls as RCB managed just 149. Delhi Capitals gunned down the target with seven balls to spare despite losing a few quick wickets towards the end.”If India are smart they rest @imVkohli now for the World Cup … Give him some time off before the big event … #IPL2019 (sic),” Vaughan wrote on Twitter.Vaughan’s comment was backed by quite a few cricket fans from India who stressed the need for resting Kohli ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales from May 30.If India are smart they rest @imVkohli now for the World Cup … Give him some time off before the big event … #IPL2019Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 7, 2019Dear @RCBTweets , better leave @imVkohli for rest of the season . He should prepare for the World Cup #RCBvDCadvertisementVijay Nathan (@280Karthik) April 7, 2019It’s time now for ?? @imVkohli to rest and recuperate before the biggest ?? #CWC19 @cricketworldcup @BCCI @IPL #RCBvDCMeddy Z (@MeddySmz) April 7, 2019The best thing @RCBTweets can do right now is to rest #ViratKohli.We need our champ in the best of his mental and physical strength for the world cup.shriram hemaraj (@shriramtweet) April 7, 2019I agree with @MichaelVaughan rest @imVkohli for the greater good. RCB IPL goose is all but cooked. Need him 100% for the World Cup.Anup Chowdhury (@Nuperman) April 7, 2019Kohli has had a busy 18 months with India going on as many as three overseas tours. The India captain has been on the thick of things as he had led the team from the front in their historic series wins in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.Even Kohli had suggested that he would not be shying away from taking a rest and stressed on the need for workload management of his World Cup-bound India teammates.On Sunday, Kohli wore a dejected look and conceded he has run out of excuses after the loss to Delhi Capitals.”There’s nothing more you can tell the team. We’ve asked the boys to take responsibility. It hasn’t happened so far, and that’s the reality. Need to play expressive cricket. I am personally not trying to control anything,” Kohli had said.”After a while, it’s about the skill. The team needs to relax, whatever’s in front of us, we need to accept it.”RCB need at least seven wins from their remaining eight matches to stand a chance of qualifying for the playoffs. If the performances in their first six matches are anything to by, RCB may struggle to even stitch a couple of wins together.Also Read | Have nothing more to tell the team: Virat Kohli after RCB lose again in IPL 2019Also Read | 6 out of 6: Royal Challengers Bangalore touch new low in Indian Premier LeagueFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow 2019 ICC World CupFollow Virat KohliFollow Kohli restFollow RCBFollow Royal Challengers Bangalorelast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: There is no proposal to hike rail fare even as price of diesel has gone up as a result of increase in excise duty and cess, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. “At present, there is no proposal to change fares because of diesel price increase,” he said. Goyal also said that consumption of diesel by the Railways has been coming down over the years as it was moving to electric traction and there is a plan for 100 per cent electrification by 2022. During the Question Hour, Congress leader B.K. Hariprasad wanted a reply from the Railway Minister on whether fluctuation in petroleum products would have its impact on passenger and freight fares. While presenting the Budget earlier this month, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to increase excise duty and cess each on petrol and diesel by Re 1 per litre. The Railways is the third largest consumer of diesel in the country but it has been fast moving to green energy in a big way to reduce carbon footprint and protect the environment. Goyal had earlier said that the public transporter consumes about 1.27 per cent of the total electricity consumption of the country and three per cent of diesel for its energy needs.last_img read more

CANBERRA, Australia — The policy differences between the two major political parties vying for power at Australian elections on Saturday have been described as the widest divide at a federal contest in 26 years.The centre-left opposition Labor Party is regarded as pursuing a “big target strategy” with a diverse range of policies aimed at creating a more equitable society under the slogan “A Fair Go for Australia.” To give someone “a fair go” is an Australian colloquialism for providing justice.The conservative Liberal Party-led coalition government is promising a steady course in uncertain times under the banner “Building Our Economy, Securing Your Future.” The government warns voters that Australia’s slowing economy would be damaged by Labor’s ambitious agenda.Here are some of the policy differences:___CHINAThe Liberal and Labor parties have promised different approaches toward Australia’s most important trading partner China after relations have strained in recent years over issues including Australia’s ban on covert foreign interference in domestic politics and foreign political donations. But both parties have been short on specifics.The Liberal-led coalition government has upset Beijing by blocking Chinese companies from buying a cattle empire and Sydney electricity provider and by banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from Australia’s 5G telecommunications network rollout this year.Former Labor Prime Minister Paul Keating last week angered the government by describing Australian intelligence agency bosses as “nutters” who had damaged relations with China by warning against Chinese investments in sensitive Australian infrastructure.Labour leader Bill Shorten has distanced himself from Keating’s comments. But Shorten suggested Australia needed to rebalance it relationship with China, warning against viewing China’s rise “solely through the prism of strategic risk.”Labour accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of offending Chinese this week when he described them as Australia’s “customers” while the United States were Australia’s “friends.”Morrison had been arguing against Australia taking sides in the trade dispute between China and the United States, Australia’s most important security ally.“You stand by your friends and you stand by your customers as well,” Morrison said.Australia has bilateral free trade agreement with both China and the United States.___CLIMATE CHANGELabor has pledge to reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45% below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieve zero emissions by 2050. The coalition government has committed to reduce emissions by 26% to 28% by 2030 and warns that Labor’s more ambitious target would wreck the economy.The Liberals are critical of Labor’s failure to put a monetary cost on the target. Labor argues that failure to act on climate change would also cost the economy.Energy policy is a contentious issue in a country that’s the world biggest exporter of coal and liquefied natural gas. Australia has been one of the world’s worst carbon polluters on a per capita basis due to heavy reliance on coal-fired electricity.Labour wants half of Australia’s electricity generated by renewable sources such as wind and solar by 2030, and would offer rebates for households to buy solar batteries. Labor has also set a target to make electric cars account for half the new cars sold in Australia by 2030.The Liberals would spend 2 billion Australian dollars ($1.4 billion) by 2030 on paying major polluters to reduce their emissions.Labour has also adopted aspects of the Liberals’ scrapped National Energy Guarantee policy. The program that placed on power generators a reliability obligation as well as emissions reduction obligation led to the overthrow of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull by government colleagues who were opposed to any carbon reduction measures that increased the price of electricity.___REFUGEESThe Liberal-led government has all but stopped asylum-seekers from coming to Australia by boats after 50,000 arrived on Australian shores during Labor’s most recent six years in office.The government has turned away 80 boats, either sending them back to Southeast Asian ports or banishing the asylum-seekers to immigration camps on the poor Pacific island nations of Papua New Guinea and Nauru.Labor takes some credit for that success, noting the current policy of refusing to allow refugees who come by boat from ever settling in Australia was adopted in the final weeks of a Labor administration in 2013.But Labor has committed to continue with the government’s secretive, military-led Operation Sovereign Borders.The Liberals say a Labor government would encourage asylum-seekers to come to Australia by boat again by abolishing temporary protection visas. The government only gives boat arrivals protection visas for three years. They can be sent back to their homelands if the circumstances they fled from improve.Labour would give them permanent protection visas to provide certainty in their lives.The Liberals have capped Australia’s refugee intake at 18,750 while Labor wants to lift the number to 27,000.The Liberals also want to repeal a law passed by Parliament by their opponents in February that reduces obstacles faced by asylum-seekers seeking medical evacuations from Papua New Guinea and Nauru.___LANDLORD TAX BREAKSLabour plans to reduce tax breaks for landlords, which the Liberals warn will accelerate a decline in house prices in major cities.Labour argues that property investors are squeezing first home buyers out of the housing market because the tax regime gives landlords an unfair advantage.From next year, landlords will only be able to claim tax deductions for losses from their property investments if the properties are new. The aim is to encourage property investors to build new homes instead of competing for existing stock against people looking for a home.The tax discount that landlords can claim from selling properties would be reduced from 50% to 25%.The new rules will not apply to landlords who buy properties before Jan. 1.The Liberals argue that the changes will reduce the value of all homes.Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press read more

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A man has died while working on a giant bulldozer in Alberta’s oilsands.The provincial government says the 37-year-old was doing maintenance work on the machine at a Suncor (TSX:SU) mine site near Fort McMurray.The government says a reservoir or sump pan fell on the worker’s head. The man, who worked for the North American Construction Group, was taken to hospital in Fort McMurray, where he died of his injuries.This is the fourth fatality at Suncor’s oil-sands site near Fort McMurray and the deadliest stretch for oil workers in Alberta since 2009, according to the Wall Street Journal.Edmonton-based North American Construction Group said in a statement that the man was an out-of-province employee, but did not release his name. “We are devastated by this news and deeply saddened by the terrible and unexpected lose of our co-worker and friend,” Martin Ferron, company president, said Monday.“We will do everything within our power to provide the support they need during this extremely difficult time.”Suncor told the Wall Street Journal that is was taking every step possible to ensure its oil-sands complex near Fort McMurray is safe. “Safety is absolutely the No. 1 priority, and it is feeling more critical now,” Suncor spokeswoman Kelli Stevens said Tuesday.Lauren Welsh with Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety department said officers are at the site investigating the death.Three other workers have died at Suncor job sites this year. Most recently, Lorna Weafer was killed by a black bear while working at the company’s base camp. Co-workers tried to scare the animal off the instrument technician but were unsuccessful.In April, an electrician was fatally injured while working near some electrical panels. Tailings operator Jerry Cooper’s body was found submerged in a sand dump in January. read more

Continuing their efforts to calm tensions in Timor-Leste, the top two United Nations officials there today met with a group of rebel soldiers, who had surrendered their automatic weapons, and urged them to press their case non-violently. The group headed by rebel leader Major Augusto Tara, told Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative Sukehiro Hasegawa that they planned a peaceful demonstration on Friday demanding that parliament be dissolved. Mr. Annan’s Special Envoy Ian Martin participated in the meeting at the UN Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL) and briefed the group on plans for a possible new UN mission in the small South-East Asian nation that the world body shepherded to independence from Indonesia four years ago. The crisis, attributed to differences between eastern and western regions, erupted in late April with the firing of 600 striking soldiers, a third of the armed forces. Ensuing violence has claimed at least 37 lives and driven 155,000 people, 15 per cent of the total population, from their homes to seek shelter in makeshift campsites and with host families. Demonstrations have continued over the past two weeks. “You have already achieved a lot peacefully; if you continue to express yourselves peacefully it will be effective,” Mr. Hasegawa said, noting that the group had demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, who subsequently did step down. Earlier today, Mr. Hasegawa took part in a meeting chaired by coordinating minister Jose Ramos-Horta with governmental, police, military, and non-governmental organization planners on ways to ensure the safe return of internally displaced people to their homes in a lasting secure environment. Mr. Martin is looking into the requirements for a strengthened UN presence. He was Mr. Annan’s Special Representative when the world body first set up the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) in 1999 after the country voted for independence from Indonesia, which had taken it over at the end of Portugal’s colonial rule in 1974. This robust structure was kept until independence in 2002, when UNTAET was replaced with a downsized operation, the UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET). This in turn was succeeded by the current, even smaller UNOTIL, which has a mandate through 20 August. The Security Council has asked Mr. Annan to report back on an expanded UN presence by early August. At present, a joint Task Force made up of Australian, New Zealand, Portuguese and Malaysian forces invited in by the Government is helping to restore calm. read more

In a reversal, EBay plans to split off PayPal business in 2015, CEO Donahoe to leave by Mae Anderson And Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Posted Sep 30, 2014 5:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, the PayPal payment service, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.Investors applauded the news, sending eBay’s shares up nearly seven per cent in morning trading.The move comes after months of pressure from activist investor and billionaire Carl Icahn, who has a 2.5 per cent stake in eBay, according to FactSet.eBay CEO John Donahoe had been adamant that splitting off PayPal was the wrong move for the company. But Tuesday, the company said that making PayPal a separate publicly traded company next year “maximizes strategic focus and flexibility for eBay.”PayPal provides online shoppers with an alternative to credit cards. It’s also moving into mobile payments from Internet-enabled devices such as smartphones and tablets, which are expected to become a major area of growth.Citi Investment Research analyst Mark May said in a note last month that the sum total of mobile payments could grow from $1 billion in 2013 to $58.4 billion by 2017. Apple threw down a gauntlet in September with its own digital wallet Apple Pay, seen as a major competitor to PayPal.“The payments landscape is hyper-competitive, the pace of change is accelerating and everyone is gunning for PayPal,” said Forrester analyst Denee Carrington. “The split will give PayPal greater agility to help it achieve its full potential.”Donahoe also said he will step down as CEO of eBay after overseeing the separation of the two companies and will not have a management role in either of the two afterward. He may have a seat on the board at one or both, along with eBay Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan.Dan Schulman, an executive at American Express, will be the new president at PayPal, effective immediately. The 56-year-old will become PayPal’s CEO once the separation takes place.Devin Wenig, currently president of eBay Marketplaces, will become CEO of the new EBay Inc. He will lead the eBay Marketplaces and eBay Enterprise businesses.Cowen and Co. analyst John Blackledge said the spinoff “makes a great deal of sense,” because there is “manageable overlap” between the two businesses and the new structure makes PayPal “more nimble” to respond to challenges like Apple Pay.EBay, based in San Jose, California, said that the separation was the best path for growth and shareholder value creation for each business.EBay is an e-commerce site that connects sellers to buyers. PayPal, acquired by eBay in 2002 for $1.3 billion, has been its fastest-growing segment.In the most recent quarter, PayPal gained 4 million new, active registered accounts, up 15 per cent, to 152 million. Payments revenue rose 20 per cent to $1.95 billion, about 45 per cent of eBay’s total revenue.PayPal users can send and receive payments online, with all transactions backed by prepaid user accounts, bank accounts or credit cards. The service is available in 203 markets worldwide and is on track to process 1 billion mobile payments in 2014.There is a push away from traditional credit cards, particularly after a string of high-profile data breaches that have ensnared major retailers like Target and Home Depot.Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse in China, split off its PayPal-like mobile payment arm, Alipay, in 2011.“A thorough strategic review with our board shows that keeping eBay and PayPal together beyond 2015 clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively,” Donahoe said.PayPal has been expanding beyond mobile payments and offering other financial services. It began lending money to small business customers late last year. And eBay bought Braintree, a payment processor used by startups such as vacation rentals site Airbnb and cab-hailing app Uber, a year ago for about $800 million and will be part of the PayPal.Shares of eBay jumped nearly 7 per cent to $56.16 in morning trading.__AP Business Writer Joseph Pisani contributed to this report. read more

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Tuesday Gov. Matt Bevin executed a writ of election to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation (effective Aug. 12, 2019) of Rep. Diane Murray St. Onge. Rep. Diane Murray St. Onge. has represented parts of Kenton and Boone counties in the General Assembly since 2013.- Advertisement – The special election to fill the Kentucky House of Representatives 63rd District seat will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.

DAYTON, Ohio — Nick Weatherspoon hit a pair of 3-pointers in the closing minutes, and No. 25 Mississippi State trailed most of the game before rallying to a 65-58 victory over Dayton on Friday night.The Bulldogs (6-1) salvaged their first true road game by hitting late 3s after missing 15 of their first 19 tries from behind the arc. Weatherspoon’s 3-pointer from the corner with 27 seconds left put the Bulldogs up 61-55. He finished with 14 points.Quinndary Weatherspoon led Mississippi State with 21 points and 12 rebounds, two shy of his career high. His layup off an inbound pass with 13 seconds left clinched it.Ryan Mikesell scored 15 points for Dayton (4-3), which was coming off a pair of tournament losses — 66-59 to Virginia and 65-54 to Oklahoma.Dayton led by as many as 10 in the first half, taking advantage of the Bulldogs’ cold shooting. Reggie Perry made a 3-pointer and a jumper as Mississippi State cut the deficit to 29-26 at halftime.Quinndary Weatherspoon had a 3-pointer and a layup during a nine-point run that gave Mississippi State a 35-31 lead early in the second half, but the Flyers rallied behind Mikesell to take a seven-point lead before the Bulldog’s final comeback.BIG PICTUREMississippi State: The Bulldogs were coming off their top offensive showing. They shot a season-high 61 per cent and had a season-best 24 assists in an 88-65 win over Alcorn State. It didn’t carry over — the Bulldogs missed 12 of their first 17 shots as Dayton pulled ahead by nine points.Dayton: The Flyers hadn’t beaten a ranked team at home since knocking off No. 16 Alabama during the 2011-12 season and were looking for a signature win under second-year coach Anthony Grant. They couldn’t close it out down the stretch.UP NEXTMississippi State hosts McNeese State on Tuesday.Dayton hosts Detroit Mercy on Tuesday.___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Joe Kay, The Associated Press read more

7. Kadetten Schaffhausen200252:57(-5)0 PHOTO: Rhein Neckar Lowen FB 3. Telekom Veszprém211056:52(4)3 4. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…210160:58(2)2 8. Orlen Wisla Plock200253:61(-8)0 bjerringbro-silkeborgEHF Champions LeagueSG Flensburg 5. THW Kiel210153:53(0)2 ← Previous Story PSG Handball celebrate first EHF CL win Next Story → EHF CL BEST 7 – Round 2 1. FC Barcelona Lassa220054:48(6)4 2. SG Flensburg-Handewitt211049:43(6)3 6. Bjerringbro-Silkeborg210144:49(-5)2 SG Flensburg achieved the first victory in EHF Champions League season 2016/2017. Team of Ljubomir Vranjes had much easier task in Aarhus than in the first round in front of home fans against Telekom Veszprem (draw). The Danish champions Bjerringbro Silkeborg had no power to fight for success against strong team from the German-Danish border – 19:25 (10:12).Thomas Mogensen netted five goals for the winners, while his ex-colleague from the national team, Nikolaj Markussen, had same score for the home squad.STANDINGS: read more

first_imgNewly arrived Greeks in Victoria are set to benefit from an injection of funding in the multicultural and education sector, thanks to the Victorian budget announced this week. More than $74 million has been allocated to multicultural affairs and social cohesion programs while the education sector is set to receive around $3 billion in funding, helping hundreds of newly arrived families doing it tough.Families struggling to afford the extra costs of education will be helped by $178 million worth of programs that include a camps, sports and excursions fund.Premier Daniel Andrews says fitting in when starting school is very important to young children coming from ethnic backgrounds, and is happy to see the budget helping more than 200,000 disadvantaged students receive the help they need.“I know that there are those in a newly arrived communities who are doing it tough, and will be interested to see a much fairer approach to supporting parents with the costs of educating their kids,” he said in a multicultural media conference this week.The budget expands a free uniform, shoes and books program run by the State Schools’ Relief and offers free eye tests to 250 disadvantaged schools. The Australian Greek Welfare Society has been given $360,000 to increase its capacity to service the needs to the newly arrived over the next four years.It’s a much needed boost for the organisation that has been inundated with new clients due to our community’s aging population and newly arrived Greeks.Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Robin Scott, says giving funding to organsisations that already have a big presence in the community helps bridge the gap between the government and those doing it tough.“We need to strengthen those community organisations and provide some support for community groups that assist those newly arrived migrants,” he tells Neos Kosmos.AGWS CEO, Voula Messimeri says she is grateful for the grant.“These funds will be well utilised helping to ease the dual burden that AGWS has been struggling under in the last three to four years, with service demands by an increasingly ageing, numerically large community, and on the other hand, by a significant group of people newly arrived from Greece.”The Government is also investing in cultural precincts and community infrastructure, giving $11 million over the next four years to improve and update the bustling multicultural hubs.A new Indian precinct is on the cards, while the Greek precinct is set to be spruced up. “Lonsdale Street is one of the precincts that can be better, and it will with significant investments in partnership with the federal government,” Premier Andrews tells Neos Kosmos. “The new Greek cultural centre looks fantastic, but we can make that precinct better.”Minister Scott says the $11 million allocated will be dispersed to fund projects like introducing bilingual signage at cultural precincts after extensive community consultation.However, whilst Premier Andrews admits the funding is there, it will take some time for these projects to be finalised. The Greek Australian sporting community will also benefit thanks to a $100 million funding pledge to help community sporting clubs update their facilities. Minister for Families, Children and Youth Affairs, Jenny Mikakos, says the budget will help fight the “scourge of domestic violence” in our multicultural and newly arrived communities. $10.2 million has been allocated to help assist survivors of family violence, $3.5 million for counselling services for women and children, and $1 million for men’s family violence services.“Every child deserves the best start to life, which is why we are boosting the number of child protection works and early intervention services for vulnerable families,” Ms Mikakos says.The Government hopes to also create 100,000 new jobs over the next four years, with the unemployment rate predicted to fall to 5.75 per cent in 2018-19.Access to work, quality education and good healthcare is something Mr Scott believes will help newly arrived migrants with the opportunities to succeed in Victoria.“It’s absolutely critical for newly arrived migrants to have access to a good education, access to jobs, to give themselves a chance in life when they come to Victoria.”He believes Victoria is the best state for migrants to set themselves up in Australia, and believes our acceptance of multiculturalism is at the heart of the state’s prosperity.“Victoria is the place that has the strongest support for multiculturalism, the strongest acceptance for those of difference out of any state,” he says. “There are real economic opportunities and we’ve invested strongly to get people the services they need.”Next week, the federal government will release their second budget. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

213 WWE RAW Ratings Drop in viewers for Charlotte vs Bayley

first_img This week’s 2/13 WWE RAW drew an average of 3.09 million viewers on Monday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is down from last week’s show that drew 3.12 million viewers. RAW came in at No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 for the night on cable in the key 18-49 demographic.For the second week in a row., WWE saw viewers slowly tune out the show over the three hours. “Love and Hip Hop 7” on VH1 again won the night on cable.Hourly breakdowns of the WWE RAW RatingsHourly breakdowns were as follows.Hour 1: 3.199 (down from 3.339 million viewers last week)Hour 2: 3.153 (down from 3.165 million viewers)Hour 3: 2.909 (up from 2.842 million viewers)RAW, headlined by Charlotte vs. Bayley for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship, averaged a 1.11 rating among adults 18-49 on Monday night. This is down slightly from last week’s  show that drew a 1.14 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Asuka, Becky Lynch, And Charlotte In Triple Threat Title Match WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Pinterest February 16, 2017 at 7:49 am Becky Lynch Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next New stipulation added to Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan this Sunday at Clash of Champions Now Playing Up Next Becky Lynch Announces Replacement to Face Ronda Rousey Ronda Rousey Now Playing Up Next WWE Smackdown Ratings: Viewership stays over 2 million, WWE stays No. 1 on Tuesday Charlotte Flair Google+ “Drop in viewers for Charlotte vs. Bayley”shocker WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Facebook WhatsApp 1 COMMENT Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location Glenn Wolf Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Comments are closed.last_img read more

first_imgA motorcycle crash at 2 p.m. today has slowed traffic on Interstate 5 in Hazel Dell.The accident is northbound, in the left-hand lane of the freeway where it goes downhill to cross Burnt Bridge Creek, near the Main Street exit.According to police radio monitored at The Columbian, the cyclist was up and walking, but there are emergency medical personnel on the scene.last_img

Recount Reconfirms Carpenter As Winner Of House District 29

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A recount of the ballots from House District 29’s Alaska Republican Party Primary reconfirms candidate Benjamin Carpenter has the lead over candidate Wayne Ogle.The bi-partisan State Ballot Counting Review Board and members of the State of Alaska Division of Elections recounted the votes, which showed a difference of 11 votes. Previous results showed a difference of 12 votes.Final recount results are as follows:1,374 votes for Carpenter1,363 votes for OgleObservers for both candidates were present during the process, according to DOE. The division has updated results on its website.last_img read more

London City Airport shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb

first_imgPassenger jets stand on the runway of London City Airport, in London. Photo: ReutersAll flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled Monday after a 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 214 meters (700 feet) of the bomb, including several residential streets, as officers worked with specialists from the Royal Navy to remove the device.Police said the bomb was discovered Sunday at the George V Dock during pre-planned work at City Airport. They described it as a 1.5-meter (5-foot) shell that was lying in a bed of dense silt.“The first stage of the removal operation is to free the shell from the silt so that it can be floated for removal,” police said in a statement.Local officials offered emergency accommodations to residents and said work to remove the bomb would continue into Tuesday.Airport CEO Robert Sinclair said he recognizes that passengers will be inconvenienced but said the airport is cooperating fully with authorities “to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”London City, the smallest of London’s international airports, handled 4.5 million passengers last year. Popular with business travelers, it’s located in east London’s docklands, an area that was heavily bombed during World War II.last_img read more

first_imgThe Xbox One also cost $500 when it originally launched. However, it could be argued that its high price point wasn’t justified. Not only was it weaker than the original PS4, but it came bundled with the Kinect — a largely vestigial device which only served to inflate the console’s price. It would be easy to believe pricing the Scorpio at $500 would kill the system much like it did the Xbox One. However, things are different for Scorpio.Unlike the Xbox One, a $500 price tag would be perfectly reasonable. The system is capable of running games at native 4K resolution, has six teraflops of computing power, and comes with a built-in UHD player. Not only that, but it will be able to play regular Xbox One games at higher quality and will support Xbox 360 backward compatible games. Given all of this, $500 is a fair asking price.However, that price may not be worth it for most consumers. Right now, the PlayStation 4 Pro is priced at $400 while the regular PS4 retails for $250. Some customers will not mind forking over the extra cash for Scorpio, but the vast majority of consumers will opt for the more affordable PS4. This is exactly what happened when the PS4 and Xbox One launched, and it will no doubt happen again.Then, of course, there are the games. The Xbox One has gotten some great titles this generation. Standouts include Gears of War 4, Sunset Overdrive, Ryse: Son of Rome, Dead Rising 3, Ori and the Blind Forest, Forza Horizon 3, Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, and the timed-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider.Unfortunately, first party exclusives have all but dried up on the Xbox One recently. Sony has had a landmark 2017 with games like Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, Nioh, Nier, Persona 5, and of course, Horizon Zero Dawn. On the other hand, the Xbox One has only gotten Halo Wars 2 and Voodoo Vince Remastered as first party exclusives in 2017.And things don’t look much better for Xbox moving forward. Right now, only Forza Motorsport 7 is guaranteed for release this year. Sea of Thieves, Cuphead, and Crackdown 3 have yet to receive official launch dates. Let’s not forget to mention how games like Scalebound and Fable Legends were unexpectedly canceled.This begs the obvious question: what reason is there to buy a Scorpio if there’s nothing to play on it? You can go back and play Xbox One games that have already been released — but what about new titles? Microsoft could announce a barrage of games coming to Scorpio during this year’s Xbox E3 event. But right now, there aren’t any games on the horizon to get hyped up about.Some fans have said that even if there is a lack of first party games, the Scorpio will outsell the PlayStation 4 because it will have the better looking third party titles. On the surface, this sentiment makes sense given how powerful Scorpio will be compared to its competition. It’s third party games should run considerably better with all of that extra juice. However, this is unlikely to happen.It’s important to remember that there will be no Scorpio exclusive titles. This is something Microsoft has stated numerous times. The company does not want to split their fan base by having Scorpio-only titles. Every upcoming Xbox game will run on Xbox One, Windows 10, and Project Scorpio. To maintain parity between all three versions, titles will have to be built with the lowest common denominator in mind: the Xbox One.First-party developers will no doubt go out of their way to make Scorpio games look as great as possible. Third party developers are under no such obligation. As we’ve seen with the PlayStation 4 Pro, most developers will simply toss in higher resolution textures and call it a day. After all, why should a dev put in extra work on a version of a game that won’t sell as many copies as it will on PS4 or even on Xbox One? Again, we only need to look at how developers are dealing with the PS4 Pro to get an idea of how they will develop titles for Scorpio. With some exceptions, most third party titles will not look noticeably better on Scorpio.Then we have to consider how Sony will combat Scorpio. Right now, the PS4 Pro costs $400. It is reasonable to assume that this price will be lowered around the time of Scorpio’s launch. As we discussed earlier, general consumers are swayed by price more than anything. If they see a system that costs $500 and another that (potentially) costs $300-$350, which one do you think they’ll choose? And let’s not forget the base PS4 model, which could conceivably cost $200 this holiday season. When it comes to price, Sony has things on lock.And we can’t forget about console bundles. Sony has the marketing rights for Destiny 2, Call of Duty: WWII, and Star Wars: Battlefront 2. At least two of these will be bundled with standard PS4s and PS4 Pros. All of these games will also be available on Scorpio, but general consumers will believe they’re PlayStation 4 exclusives because of how they’ll be advertised. Sony doesn’t appear to have many (if any) big AAA exclusives coming out this fall, but its third party offerings will help the company sell systems. Sony’s third-party deals will hurt Scorpio more than anything.For the sake of argument, let’s say Microsoft decides to sell the Scorpio for $400. Even at that low price, it will not have an easy time against PS4. Scorpio would certainly give the PS4 a run for its money. But the lower-priced PS4 and PS4 Pro (along with third-party bundles and all of the recently released first party games) will keep Scorpio from making significant headway. However, a $400 price point would most certainly help Microsoft sell a good deal of Scorpio units. I personally don’t see the system launching for anything less than $500, but stranger things have happened.Then there’s the matter of 4K. Though 1080p has become the standard for movies and (most) games, 4K is still far from being standard. Though many tech enthusiasts own 4K TVs, most of the general public doesn’t. Scorpio will certainly have advantages for folks with normal 1080p TVs. However, the system (like the PS4 Pro) is really meant to be played on a 4K TV to fully enjoy everything it has to offer. The ability to play games and movies at native 4K will not be much of a benefit for Scorpio. In fact, it’ll be downright irrelevant.It’s also important to remember that the most powerful console of a generation doesn’t always win. In fact, the opposite is usually true. The PS4 was both the most powerful and most successful console of this generation — but it was an exception to the rule. In most cases, the weaker console triumphs over the competition. The GameCube and original Xbox were both powerhouses in their day. However, both were destroyed by the weaker PlayStation 2. The Wii was a basically a glorified GameCube with motion controls, yet it still crushed the HD-capable PS3 and Xbox 360. The Scorpio isn’t guaranteed a victory simply because it is so damn powerful.Is the Scorpio doomed, then? Of course not. Like the PlayStation 4 Pro, it is a system specially made for the hardcore gamer. Only a fraction of PS4s sold are PS4 Pros. The same will likely be the case with Scorpio. Even Microsoft has said it expects the $250 Xbox One S to be its lead seller. The Scorpio is intended for a small, but passionate section of the Xbox fanbase. The system will not help close the sizable sales gap between PS4 and Xbox One, but it will sell well among the crowd it was intended for.Project Scorpio certainly has impressive specs and features. Despite all of that, it will not be able to conquer the all-mighty PlayStation 4. While we can expect Scorpio to topple PS4 when it launches, it will be a momentary, fleeting victory at best. Though Scorpio won’t defeat PS4 in the long run, it will be a worthwhile system for Xbox enthusiasts and curious tech-heads.By the time this console generation ends, there will only be one clear and decisive winner — and it won’t be Project Scorpio. Michael Pachter Says Don’t Believe Reports About Xbox One X Pre-Or…Microsoft Says Xbox One X is the Fastest-Selling Xbox System Ever Stay on targetcenter_img It has been a few weeks since the specs for Project Scorpio were revealed. Microsoft’s upcoming console easily outstrips the Xbox One regarding pure horsepower. It also outmatches Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro. Because of its superior hardware, some believe the PS4’s time as the undisputed king of the console generation may soon be over. After all, if games run and look better on Scorpio, why would anyone want a PlayStation 4?If power is all that mattered to people, then this would certainly be the case. However, as history has repeatedly demonstrated, this isn’t always true. While the Scorpio will undoubtedly be “the most powerful console ever” as Microsoft has stated, its beefier specs will not help it overcome the PlayStation 4 this generation.Let’s start with the obvious: price. Xbox head Phil Spencer has said Project Scorpio will be a premium priced console. That means the system will likely cost more than $400. During their technical breakdown of Scorpio, EuroGamer stated that they believe — given all of the components found within the system — that Scorpio will cost around $500.last_img read more