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India Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs on US, as Global Trade War Widens

first_imgIndia joined the European Union and other U.S. trading partners in retaliating against the Trump administration’s tariff hikes on steel and aluminum Thursday by raising import duties on a variety of goods, including almonds, apples and some metal products.India had notified the World Trade Organization on June 14 of its decision to increase tariffs on more than two dozen goods from the United States. It is a $241 million measure that matches the amount of steel and aluminum import duty expected to be collected from India by the United States after the Trump administration imposed the measures earlier this year. More than a third of that number comes from almonds, as India is the world’s biggest buyer of U.S.-grown almonds.India finalized its decision during a week when the global trade war escalated, with the United States enacting $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, and the European Union imposing $3 billion in levies on such products as U.S.-made bourbon, peanut butter and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Trump has erroneously called out India for its “100 percent” tariffs on Harleys; in fact India lowered its tariffs on high-end motorcycles from a range of 60-70 percent to 50 percent. The new tariffs will go into affect Aug. 4.Economists noted that the amount of money involved with India’s levies dwarfed in comparison with that of China – U.S.-India trade was $126 billion last year, while U.S.-China trade was $635 billion – but that the gesture had important symbolism and could forecast further strain between the two friendly democracies at time when its diplomats are working to deepen military ties.With its move, India is simply “returning the favor,” said Gautam Chikermane, a researcher on international and Indian economic policy at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi. But, he said, the move could hurt India’s economic growth as the country diversifies its exports, as well as prompt India “to re-look at U.S. relations as undependable.” That could push India closer to Southeast Asia and the European Union, further isolating the United States, he argued.The U.S. Trade Representative said in April that the United States’ trade deficit with India had fallen to $23 billion in 2017, a 6 percent decrease, as U.S. goods exported to India rose nearly $26 billion, up 18 percent from the previous year. China’s trade deficit with the United States last year was $376 billion, by comparison.India had sought to be exempt from the new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, arguing its exports were small in comparison to other countries, but got nowhere.U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a television interview Thursday defended the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs, saying the United States’ actions are a defense against years of “bad practice.”“They’re screaming and yelling – they’ve been spoiled for many, many years, and that game is over,” Ross told Bloomberg Television. “We’re going to fix the problem of protectionism around the world, and we’re going to fix it by making it more painful for those countries to do bad practices than to do the right thing, which is to lower the trade barriers and lower their tariffs.”Trade representatives from India and the United States are set to meet in New Delhi next week. Indian-U.S. trade relations are thorny even in the best of times, analysts say, with the United States pushing for market access and voicing concerns over intellectual property rights while India wants protections for its citizens on foreign worker visas. Experts say that the Trump administration has been focused on poultry and pork imports as well as India’s imposition of price controls on medical devices.The Washington Post’s Swati Gupta contributed to this report.(c) 2018, The Washington Post Related ItemsEconomyUnited Stateslast_img read more

Miley Cyrus posts new topless pictures online

first_imgPop star Miley Cyrus has posted new topless selfies online.In one of the Instagram photo, the ‘Wrecking Ball’ sticks out her tongue and sports a cowlick hairstyle reminiscent of Cameron Diaz’s infamous hairdo in ‘There’s Something About Mary’, reported Ace Showbiz.Miley Cyrus posted this picture on InstagramShe covers her modesty with a digital cartoon octopus pastie.In the next photo where she’s freshly bathed, the former fiancee of Liam Hemsworth is seen in a bikini.Cyrus, 21, is one of the celebrities who oppose Instagram’s nudity policy. Scout Willis, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, recently walked around New York topless to show her protest against the policy.Lena Dunham and Suki Waterhouse have joined the fight as well.Rihanna, meanwhile, has her Instagram account shut down for violating the community guidelines after posting a nearly nude picture.last_img read more

James Harden has 31 points, Rockets blast 76ers

first_imgHouston Rockets’ James Harden (13) is fouled by Philadelphia 76ers’ James Ennis III (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 8, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON — The Houston Rockets are finally healthy and it has them on a roll.James Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds and the Rockets extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss While Harden has missed just four games this season, fellow stars Chris Paul and Clint Capela have missed 15 and 19 games, respectively, with injuries.“I think it’s very obvious with Clint, Chris and James playing together and they’re all healthy and in rhythm we’re pretty hard to beat,” coach Mike D’Antoni said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Tobias Harris had 22 points for the 76ers, who dropped their second straight. Ben Simmons played despite dealing with stomach flu and added 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.Philadelphia shot just 3 of 26 on 3-pointers with JJ Redick going 1 for 9 and Mike Scott missing all of his five attempts.The 76ers opened the third quarter with a 9-6 run to cut the lead to 12 points, but Houston scored the next six points with 3s from Harden and Eric Gordon to push it to 71-53 with about six minutes left in the quarter.Harden left briefly in the second quarter after crashing to the court after a collision with Simmons while attempting a shot. He remained on the court on his back writhing in pain for a couple of minutes before getting to his feet and going to the locker room. He appeared to have injured his right wrist and had it taped when he returned to the court.It didn’t seem to be bothering him much after he returned to the game and he provided a highlight-reel play when he used a crossover to shake Jimmy Butler at the 3-point line and drove into the lane for a layup to leave Houston up 59-44 at halftime.D’Antoni said that Harden was OK, but a team official said that he was getting a precautionary X-ray after the game and wasn’t available to reporters.TIP-INS76ers: Boban Marjanovic sat out for the fifth game in a row with an injured right knee. … Butler added 19 points with nine rebounds.Rockets: Shumpert returned after missing the last three games with a sore right calf. He had three points and three rebounds. Kenneth Faried missed his fourth game with a bruised hip. … Chris Paul had eight assists.THEY SAID IT D’Antoni on Houston’s defense: “They know … to get in the mix of winning a title we have to play great defense.”GORDON’S SHOOTINGGordon had five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points on Friday night, continuing a streak of hot long-range shooting. After missing all five of his attempts on Feb. 27 against Charlotte, Gordon has averaged 5.3 3-pointers a game and shot 61.5 percent from behind the arc in the last three games.UP NEXT76ers: Host Indiana on Sunday in the first of three consecutive home games.Rockets: Visit Dallas on Sunday night. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments The Rockets had a big lead for most of the night after a 37-point first quarter and were up by 22 entering the fourth. Philadelphia had trouble containing Capela with Joel Embiid out for the eighth straight game with a sore left knee, and Houston’s big man had 18 points and nine rebounds.“They did an excellent job at defending us,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “I just think that first period sort of set the table and we found it difficult to respond after that.”The victory came after Philadelphia won the first meeting this season 121-93 behind 32 points from Embiid.Gerald Green and Iman Shumpert each made a 3-pointer to power a 6-2 run in the fourth quarter and extend the lead to 96-72 with nine minutes left. Philadelphia scored the next five points before Harden wowed the crowd with a between-the-legs bounce pass to Capela, but he was fouled on the shot and missed both free throws.Houston led by 16 with about five minutes left when Harden had a dunk to make it 99-81 and give him at least 30 points in his NBA-leading 30th game this season. Coach Mike D’Antoni cleared the bench soon after that with the game in hand.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Houston improved to 21-9 this season in games when all three play after going 42-3 in such games last season.“Our pace and energy has been really good and it always helps to be healthy,” Paul said. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lou Williams fires 40, leads Clippers past Thunder MOST READlast_img read more

Amit Panghal vs Shakhobidin Zoirov: When and Where to Watch World Boxing Championships 2019 Final

first_imgAmit Panghal created history as he became the first Indian male boxer to qualify for the final of the World Boxing Championships on Friday. Panghal defeated Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibbisinov 3-2 (split decision) in the flyweight (48-52kg) semi-final to book his place in the final where he will face Shakhobidin Zoirov of Uzbekistan, for the gold medal.Having already secured a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Amit Panghal would want to win gold in the World Boxing Championships, something no Indian has ever done before. The likes of Vijender Singh (2009), Vikas Krishan (2011), Shiva Thapa (2015) and Gaurav Bidhuri (2017) have all won bronze medals, having lost in the as the semi-finals. Manish Kaushik lost the 63kg semi-final bout to former world champion and top-seeded Cuban Andy Cruz Gomes by unanimous decision (5-0) in Ekaterinburg.After the historic win, Panghal admitted that his opponent in the final is “unknown entity” to him.”The guy I fought today was taller but he didn’t have the kind of power that I have. My opponent tomorrow is an unknown entity to me. I haven’t fought him before. I will rely on old videos to figure him out,” Panghal said after the match.Reaching to Final #wbc2019, I would say that :- In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion…… Thanks to All….@aapkadharam @CaptAbhimanyu @iamsunnydeol pic.twitter.com/VXHDduOJg7— Amit Panghal (@Boxerpanghal) September 20, 2019Amit Panghal’s opponent in the final will be Shakhobidin Zoirov, won had gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 52kg weight category.Amit Panghal has so far won a bronze medal at Asian Championships (2017), a silver medal at Commonwealth Games (2018) and gold medals at Asian Games (2018) and Asian Championships (2019).When is the final?The Amit Panghal vs Shakhobidin Zoirov final will be the first bout of the day at World Boxing Championships. The final is scheduled at 7:00 PM local time (9:30 PM IST) and the live streaming of the bout will be available on AIBA Boxing Youtube channel. Amit PanghalAmit Panghal finalIndian BoxingShakhobidin Zoirov First Published: September 21, 2019, 12:20 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Former Sunderland and Rangers Head Martin Bain Appointed as FSDL CEO

first_img ceoChief Executive OfficerFootball Sports Development Limitedfsdl First Published: October 12, 2019, 7:05 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Mumbai: Indian Super League organisers Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) on Saturday announced the appointment of Martin Bain as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).Martin comes with over 25 years of experience, having held top positions at various football clubs and leagues globally. The 51-year old Scotsman has played a crucial role in developing the sport as the CEO of his home club Rangers FC while also serving a 3-year term as Director of the Scottish Premier League.Martin served as the CEO of Maccabi Tel-Aviv between 2014-16 which is when the club qualified for the UEFA Champions League.He then went to the English Premiership as CEO of Sunderland AFC in his most recent assignment.FSDL Chairperson Nita Ambani said: “I welcome Martin to India and at FSDL. Martin brings with him vast experience of being a successful administrator and I am sure his know-how of the global sport will immensely help the Indian football.”On his part, Martin said: “Indian football has progressed rapidly over the last few years. The world has taken notice of India and the potential it holds. I am eager at the prospect of what Indian football can achieve under the guidance of Mrs. Nita Ambani and immensely happy to be presented with this opportunity to work on her vision for the sport in the country. last_img read more

Flamboyant cricketer Dwayne Bravo retires from international cricket

first_imgAdvertisementWest Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo announced his retirement from international cricket on Wednesday but says he will continue to play franchise T20 cricket across the world. The 35-year-old who was part of West Indies’ T20 World Cup winning team in 2016, last played for his country in September 2016.Dwayne Bravo celebrating a wicket.In a statement released to the media, Bravo said, “Today I want to confirm to the cricket world that I have officially retired from international cricket in all formats of the game. After 14 years when I made my debut for the West Indies, I still remember that moment I received the maroon cap before walking onto the Lords Cricket Ground against England in July 2004. The enthusiasm and passion I felt then, I have kept with me throughout my career.“However, I must accept that for me to preserve my longevity as a professional cricketer, I must do as others before have done, leave the international arena for the next generation of players.”Bravo played 40 Test matches for the Windies scoring three Test tons and taking 86 wickets at 39.83. In 164 One Day Internationals, Bravo scored 2,968 runs at an average of 25.36. He also picked up 199 wickets with a career-best of 6 for 43. In T20 cricket, which he is most known for, he cracked 1142 runs at a strike-rate of 116.41 and took 52 wickets at an economy of 8.46.“I thank the countless persons who were instrumental to my success, particularly my family and QPCC where I developed my skills at an early age,” he said. “I thank the many loyal fans who continue to support my journey and who recognize my efforts on and off the field.“I am extremely fortunate to have a career that has taken me across the globe into the most prestigious dressing rooms sharing experiences with all the recent legends of this glorious game. I will continue my professional career as a cricketer and entertainer living as a true champion.”Bravo is renowned for his big-hitting ability, athletic fielding, and exquisite death-bowling. At present, he plays franchise cricket for Trinbago Knight Riders (CPL), Chennai Super Kings (IPL), Melbourne Renegades (BBL) and Peshawar Zalmi (PSL). Advertisementlast_img read more

Miami’s Hostel Takeover: The Freehand

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Professional Nomads Show Off How They Renovated an Airstream Welcome to the Botanist Bar, Canada’s Most Extraordinary Cocktail Bar Anyone remember Miami in the 80s? It was a bit run down, great local seafood and there was always that random Gianni Versace spotting. These days Miami is booming with mega luxury hotels, super clubs and pricey restaurants (although the service is still on par with a gas station in Guadalajara).Needless to say we were happy to discover a low key concept hotel, make that hostel, that recently opened called Freehand. There are bunk beds, shared rooms, local food and an amusing bar called The Broken Shaker.We had a chin wag with Roy Alpert, Brand Director of Freehand to hear more about this anti glam and idyllic little getaway.What is the concept / vibe of Freehand and why is it suited to Miami right now, especially with the mega rich taking Miami to Dubai-an levels of wealth? The concept behind Freehand is to create a premium hostel brand that incorporates innovative design, destination local food and beverage, and a truly social hospitality experience, all offered at an affordable price. This concept suits Miami for a few reasons.  One is that Miami attracts Europeans and South Americans, as well as other international youth travelers, that are accustomed to shared accommodations.  They are really embracing the concept.  Secondly, our local food and beverage program is a great destination for locals.  It’s very rare for locals in the US to hang out at a hostel, but thanks to The Broken Shaker, our popular mixology bar, this is happening.Are there going to be dress codes and velvet ropes here or will we find a more relaxed Miami vibe?The local community has been somewhat abandoned due to the “Las Vegas-ification” of Miami.  There are too many mega clubs with $18 vodka sodas and velvet ropes.  The locals have really embraced the friendly backyard vibe of the property, as well as the accessible price points.Where will the restaurant be located?We are in the process of restoring a historic house on the property, and transforming it into a restaurant, bar, and common area.  The House will invite solo travelers and groups of all sizes to forge new connections over good food and in good company.  The restoration will preserve the beauty of Russell Pancoast’s original 1930s design while providing new, modern touches, like a rooftop garden above the Kitchen.What should we expect from The House?The food will be made from scratch – local when possible, and organic when it is better.  The restaurant’s focus is Miami, so the cuisine will have heavy Latin inspiration and touches of Asian influence.  For the most part, dishes will be creative, healthy, and light, prepared with modern techniques that make the food exciting and current.  Daily specials and themed nights will keep things interesting for guests.  Lower price points, larger portions, and family style service will appeal to both international travelers and local regulars. London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant 10 Best Whiskies for Irish Coffee The Ultimate Las Vegas Bachelor Party Guide for Grown-Upslast_img read more

Transition in his family leads Colin Mochrie to champion transgender rights

first_img Twitter The funnyman says his tweet was partly prompted by the upcoming U.S. presidential inauguration, and the divisiveness that seemed to surround the election campaign.“My 90-yr-old mother-in-law and 87-yr-old mother love and acceptance of our trans daughter warms me. Wonder why some who are younger can’t,” Mochrie tweeted.He says his 26-year-old daughter Kinley, who was born Luke Mochrie, revealed she was transgender last April. The year before, she told them she was bisexual. “We knew this is something that she didn’t jump into lightly, she’s taking some therapy and is looking into hormones,” he says.For his part, Mochrie admits that he and his actress-wife Deb McGrath have needed time to adjust to using a new pronoun when referring to their child.“We knew Luke for 26 years so it was very hard to quickly change that. And even now, there’s still times when we slip. We’re certainly a lot better,” he says, adding that he’s noticed a generational divide among friends who learn about Kinley.“It’s unusual because all the young people we tell, they all go, ‘Congratulations!’ The people around our age, they all go (adopts a deep intonation), ‘How are you doing?’ They get very serious, like, ‘Oh. You’re going to lose a leg,’ or something.”Mochrie says his daughter came up with the name Kinley after consulting him and McGrath.“We had a bit of a bump at the beginning where she picked a name and it didn’t seem to go with her and we were all kind of pussyfooting around it. Finally, Deb said, ‘That name says nothing. All it reminds me of is my best friend’s dog.’ And so, again, Kinley went away and thought about that for a long time and came back and said, ‘You know what, I should have had you as part of this process because we’re all going through this together.’ ”McGrath suggested the Irish name Kinley to reflect her Irish heritage, and it stuck.“So we now have a Kinley,” says Mochrie.By Cassandra Szklarski LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Canadian comic Colin Mochrie says he welcomes his new role as a champion for transgender rights after speaking out in support of his daughter.The Whose Line Is it Anyway? star says he didn’t expect to receive much attention when he took to Twitter on Sunday to ask why some people can’t accept transgender people, like his daughter Kinley.The revelation earned him immediate praise from like-minded fans who tweeted their support. Advertisement “I think I’ve gotten like 2,000 followers over the last day . . . It’s pretty cool,” Mochrie says from his home in Toronto.“If I can do something to help anyone who is perceived as different, then I’m always there. I truly don’t understand prejudices against colour, religion or gender or sexuality because I’ve met (jerks) of every race, creed and culture and I’ve met wonderful people from the same.” Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Enbridges McMahon Gas Plant requires a complete shutdown

first_imgFlaring is a common and safe process monitored continuously by highly trained personnel. There is no risk to the public as a result of this activity.For more information, please contact Michaela Bjorseth at 250-262-3538 UPDATE – Media representative says there was a pipe marked for further inspection, shutting the plant down and flaring is the safest way to remove the gas from the plant in order to inspect the pipe further. This was not due to an incident.TAYLOR, B.C.- A process concern that requires immediate attention will have Enbridge’s McMahon Gas Plant taken offline today to investigate.To facilitate safely, the plant requires a complete shutdown and operations personnel will begin flaring this afternoon expecting completion later on this evening.last_img read more

Morocco Renault Group Reaches Historic Sales in December

Taroudant – Morocco Renault Group reportedly realized, through its two brands Renault and Dacia, an outstanding rate of vehicles sold in December, reaching a market share of about 40%.The Group announced that it had sold about 6,933 vehicles in December, the largest number in the history of the company in Morocco.The company said in a statement that it has acquired 38.2 per cent of the national market share, in terms of personal and commercial cars. Dacia remains the favorite of Moroccans.The brand, which celebrated its 10 year anniversary in Morocco in May, is the leader of the national car market with a 29.2% market share as of December.Cumulatively, Dacia sold 37,392 vehicles last year with a 28.3% market share, up 0.7 of a point compared to 2014.Logan remained on the top of the list of Morocco Renault Group’s top 10, with 11,810 vehicles sold.Dokker, Sandero and Duster ranked second, third and fourth with (8,521), (6,355) and (6,009) vehicles, respectively.After the government decided to launch its renewal program for grand taxis as part of measures aimed at developing taxi transport services, Dacia, the first brand to have launched jointly with the government a project dedicated to large taxis, boosted its sales of the Lodgy, which brings the model into the top 10, ranking in 9th place with 3,634 units sold.Renault Clio 4 came 7th with 4,696 units sold, followed by Kangoo, a car designed for commercial use, in 8th position with 4,326 vehicles sold.Renault has increased the number of vehicles produced as well as its sales every year in Morocco since 2012.In 2015, Renault Morocco Group was able to sell a total of 50 394 vehicles, including sales of the Renault brand, which totaled 13,002 in the categories of light and commercial vehicles, an increase of 13.3 per cent compared to 2014.Last October, the Renault factory in Tangier announced it had produced 250,000 vehicles in 2015, an increase of 43 percent compared to 2014.In 2014, the Tangier plant, the spearhead of Renault’s industrial system in Morocco, had manufactured more than 174,000 vehicles, showing significant growth compared to 2013. read more

Half the world lacks access to essential health services – UNbacked report

“It is completely unacceptable that half the world still lacks coverage for the most essential health services,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), in a press release.“A solution exists: universal health coverage allows everyone to obtain the health services they need, when and where they need them, without facing financial hardship,” Mr. Tedros added.The study, Tracking Universal Health Coverage: 2017 Global Monitoring Report, co-authored by the World Bank and WHO, notes that 800 million people spend at least 10 per cent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves, a sick child or other family member.“A solution exists: universal health coverage allows everyone to obtain the health services they need, when and where they need them, without facing financial hardship” – WHO Director-GeneralFor almost 100 million people, these expenses are high enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90 or less a day.“The report makes clear that if we are serious – not just about better health outcomes, but also about ending poverty – we must urgently scale up our efforts on universal health coverage,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.Wide gaps exist in the availability of services in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. In other regions, basic health care services such as family planning and infant immunization are becoming more available, but lack of financial protection makes it difficult for families to pay for these services.Even in more affluent regions such as East Asia, Latin America and Europe, a growing number of people are spending at least 10 per cent of their household budgets on out-of-pocket health expenses.Inequalities in health services are seen not just between, but also within countries: national averages can mask low levels of health service coverage in disadvantaged population groups.In low- and lower-middle income countries, only 17 per cent of mothers and children in the poorest fifth of households received at least six of seven basic maternal and child health interventions, while 74 per cent for the wealthiest fifth of households did so.The report is a key point of discussion at the global Universal Health Coverage Forum 2017, currently taking place in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to Mr. Kim and Mr. Tedros, attendees include heads of State and ministers from over 30 countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will address the Forum on Thursday. read more

Ohio State running back Mike Weber says he wasnt 100 percent will

Redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber (25) runs the ball during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorAfter Ohio State’s 31-16 upset loss to No. 5 Oklahoma, redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber admitted he was not yet fully healthy, as he has been dealing with a hamstring injury that he originally suffered early in fall camp.“I wasn’t 100 percent,” Weber said. “The goal was to come in here and help the team the best way I can and it didn’t work, but I did what I could.”On his third carry during the second quarter, the running back tweaked his hamstring again and did not return until the final drive of the fourth quarter.Hamstring injuries tend to linger, and Weber said he was told by team doctors that he should continue to expect tweaks throughout the season. Weber didn’t play in Ohio State’s 49-21 season opening win against Indiana due to the injury. After the game, coach Urban Meyer said the redshirt sophomore was “80 percent” healthy, could’ve played if necessary and would play against Oklahoma.The head coach restated that Weber would play throughout the week leading up to the matchup against the Sooners. But in Saturday night’s loss to Oklahoma, Weber didn’t reach the field until the second quarter and only tallied three carries, picking up 29 yards. He also caught two passes for 10 yards. Luckily for the Buckeyes, freshman running back J.K. Dobbins has filled in aptly and, once again, led his team in rushing with 72 yards. Weber said that once he is healthy, the duo will impress.“It’s going to look scary, actually,” Weber said. “I get healthy and he gets better each game. I help him each game and he helps me.” read more

Womens Basketball No 18 Ohio State beats Wisconsin 6855 for third straight

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell takes a shot during the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ victory against Penn State on Jan. 31. Credit: James King | Sports DirectorThe No. 18 Ohio State women’s basketball team (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) came out with a 68-55 victory against Wisconsin (9-16, 2-10 Big Ten) Saturday afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin. After dropping three straight games, the Buckeyes have bounced back and reeled off three wins in a row.The Badgers were well within striking distance in the fourth quarter, but Ohio State ended their hopes of an upset by maintaining the lead and holding a 24-17 fourth-quarter advantage.Ohio State threatened to run away with an easy win in the first quarter. The Buckeyes jumped out to a 22-9 lead after one quarter and led by as many as 16 points in the opening quarter. Redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga came out hot, dropping nine points in the first quarter. She finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and four steals.The Badgers got back into the game with runs in the second and third quarters. Wisconsin went on an 18-2 run stretching from the second quarter to the third quarter to take a 36-35 lead. However, Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell made a layup to reclaim the lead with 5:08 left in the third. Mitchell finished the game with 16 points.The Buckeyes struggled shooting from deep throughout the game, hitting just 4-of-18 3-pointers. Ohio State badgered Wisconsin on the defensive end, picking up 14 steals and forcing 17 turnovers. Freshman forward Marsha Howard led Wisconsin with 20 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Cayla McMorris added 15 points.Losing the lead in the third quarter wasn’t the most frightening moment for the Buckeyes. Redshirt junior Makayla Waterman went down with a neck injury with 2:08 remaining in the third quarter. She was carted off and taken to a local hospital.“Makayla was taken to a local hospital for precautionary evaluation,” athletic trainer Chalisa Fonza said in a statement an hour after the game ended. “As far as we know, she has full function in all of her extremities and is doing well.”Editor’s note (4:33 p.m.): This article has been updated a statement from Ohio State on Waterman’s condition read more

Quickfire Pooran half ton leads TT Red Force past Canada

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Canada put a competitive 207 for 7 on the board.  The total was in the end comfortably overhauled by the home team, who made 208 for 8 with 56 balls to spare.Canada captain Davy Jacobs (37) led a team effort from the visitors, which also saw Bhavindu Adhihetty (33) and Navneet Dhaliwal (33) get solid starts.  Rayad Emrit had the best bowling figures for T&T after taking 3 for 58.In response, the Red Force found themselves in early trouble after opener Lendl Simmons (1) was dismissed lbw by Romesh Eranga, with just 7 runs on the board.  His opening partner Evin Lewis (25) followed soon after, as he was dismissed by Cecil Pervez, to leave the hosts struggling at 2 for 35.  A responsible 50 from 84 from Shai Hope then got things moving for the Red Force.With Pooran joining Hope at the crease, following the dismissal of Ramdin, the pair put on 104 runs for the fourth wicket.  The partnership was broken when Pooran was bowled by Sukhdeep Brar in the 33rd over, leaving the team in touching distance at 4 for 161 with wickets in hand.  Hope departed two overs later.  Kieron Pollard made three runs after lasting for three deliveries, but a solid 18 from 21 from Emritt was enough to see the team home.Brar was Canada’s best bowler after claiming figures of 3 for 39. (SportsMax) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSarwan out for rest of PCL campaignNovember 22, 2014In “Sports”Explosive Pooran blasts Windies past Emirates BoardSeptember 21, 2016In “latest news”CPL 2017: Tallawahs collapse to give Tridents a narrow winAugust 5, 2017In “latest news” Nicholas PooranA quick-fire half century from Nicholas Pooran led the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a two-wicket win over Canada in the CWI Regional Super50 Cup in Port of Spain on Sunday. read more

Spain celebrates the bronze medal

ManoloCadenas’ men insured there was nodeja vu of the 2012 Euro 3rd place match. Joan Canellaswho scored 8 goals tonight, paired with the goalkeeper Sierra who found his form tonight upon his merely average tournament to secure the Spanish celebration in Jyske Bank Boxen today. The bronze medal match came after a turbulent semifinal, which was married with harsh words and controversy mainly from the Croatian camp. Regardless of that, the team selected by SlavkoGoluža, who was previously devastated with the loss against Denmark, came to the Jyske Bank Boxen well focused and determined to give the World champions a run for their money. It was Spain who got the victory in the end 28-29 after an excellent performance from their key players. Despite Croatia showing a noticeable improvement in the secondhalf(15-13) after being 3 goals down at the interval(13-16),Duvnjak’s eight goals weren’t enough to stop the Spanish armada from winning their second European championship bronze medal in history.The fist half saw an equal contest between the two teams, as it was 7:7 mid-way through. It was a lackluster day for an otherwise very solid tandem of Croatian goalkeepers Alilović(3/12) and Losert(10/30) were subbed back and forth with no effect to their performance; Canellas was unmistakable from penalty with 4/4 in the first half to ad to their demise. Besides Duvnjak who played consistently throughout, the only shining example for the Croats was the right-back Buntić who was 4/4 from the field in the first half. Duvnjak who was 3/6 in the first half, followed byHorvat, gave a lifeline to the Croatian team as the duo drew level at 12:12 five minutes until the half time, but it was short-lived as Canellas and Aguinagalde brought the score to 12:16 upon a 4:0 run, before the youngster Slišković made it 13:16, the half-time score with three goals to catch for the defending bronze medalists.The beginning of the second period saw Duvnjakkept like a prized possesion by the Spanish defense, as Čupić lead Croatia into one-goal deficit in the first five minutes. Spain seem to be adding the throttle whenever they needed to, as mid-way through the second half Spain got a 3-goal lead with an effort from Aguinagalde, upon a string of excellent saves, from previously in the tournament less than impressive Sierra who found his form and motivation for this match, 20:23. Croatia came within one after Losert saved a truly awful effort from Maqueda. Kopljar was clumsy in the fast break, loosing the ball thus granting Sarmiento a chance to score from the breakthrough. Spain is leading by two, 23:25 as we enter the last ten minutes of the game.Aguinagalde increased the lead to 23:26; by the time Croatia couldn’t find their way past the goal kept by Sierra who was well beyond his first-half success rate.After Duvnjak decreased the difference to only one goal, five minutes until the final whistle;Losert was 9/25 successful in stopping Spanish shots,saving two in a row from Entrerios and Sarmiento, bith into the bottom left, with 26:27 the score. Saves from Losert marked the three minute goalless period married by turnovers at both sides of the pitch.  Last two minutes of the match it was Duvnjak against Spain as the World’s best player was the only thing keeping Croatia in this game. Duvnjak quickly responded to Aguinagalde’s goal to make it 27:28 in the last minute of the match but it was Pyrrhic victory for the amazing Croat, as he will finish the match on the bench being suspended after trying to cover for the defensive mistake from Vori.Canellas set 27:29 as the last minute progressed, but Sliškovićfailed to bring Croatia back within a chance by hitting the post. The experienced Igor Vori scored the last goal of the game, seconds after the miss from Slišković, but surely too late for Croatia as Spain were looking at the clock asking for a time-out in the very last seconds with the score remaining at 28:29, and Spain celebrating their Bronze medal all over the court like it’s gold.STATISTICSNEMANJA SAVICPHOTO: Bjørn Kenneth Muggerud/Handballpix.com DenmarkEHF EURO 2014Spain ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2014 “ALL STAR” TEAM: Nikola Karabatic MVP! Next Story → IHF ANNOUNCED: Domagoj Duvnjak and Andrea Lekic are the best in 2013! read more

Dear Daughter director Louis Lentin passes away

first_imgUpdated at 15.05THEATRE, FILM AND television director Louis Lentin, best known for his work in highlighting institutional abuse in Ireland, has passed away aged 81.Lentin made the TV documentary ‘Dear Daughter’, which focused on the childhood abuse of campaigner Christine Buckley.Originally aired in 1996, the programme was re-broadcast by RTÉ earlier this year, a month after Buckley passed away following a long battle with cancer.Here Lentin speaks about the documentary and his interest in Buckley’s story:The Arts Council today expressed deep regret at Lentin’s passing. Chair Sheila Pratschke said:His was a strong and brave voice, and his documentaries, in particular, shone a light on a number of issues close to his heart. We offer our sympathies to his wife Ronit, and his children Alana and Miki. Born in Limerick in 1933, Lentin graduated from Trinity College in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts and quickly began his professional career as a theatre director. The Arts Council said in a statement that Lentin established himself by setting up Art Theatre Productions in 1959, opening with the Irish premieres of Beckett’s ‘Endgame’ and ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’.In 1973, Lentin won the Jacobs Irish Critics’ Award for contribution to television drama. as well as three US International Film and Television Awards and three Banff nominations. He was appointed Head of Television Drama at RTÉ in 1978, and also wrote for theatre and radio, and taught television, direction and acting.Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts and Culture Seán Ó Fearghaíl paid tribute to Lentin, saying, “Louis Lentin was a highly respected theatre, film and television director whose career also saw him make very important contributions to public service broadcasting.Today Aosdána described Louis Lentin as a multi-award winning artist of great integrity and passion.  I know he will be greatly missed by his former colleagues in RTÉ and by his friends and colleagues in theatre, film and television.Lentin’s last production for RTÉ was ‘Grandpa, Speak to me in Russian’, a 2008 programme about his Jewish paternal grandfather who emigrated to Ireland in the 1890s from Lithuania.Lentin had over 40 years of experience working in the arts in Ireland. RTÉ Director General Noel Curran said Lentin made a “major contribution” to RTÉ’s evolution and output over his years with he broadcaster.“He was with us on the very first broadcast evening of 31 December 1961,” Curran said. “He was passionate about the impact and medium of television and he left a truly impressive legacy of work.”Read: “We are devastated”: Campaigner and abuse survivor Christine Buckley has died >last_img read more

Swansea City close to confirming Ostersund FK manager Graham Potter

first_imgSwansea City has agreed to personal terms and a compensation package with Ostersund FK boss Graham Potter, a move that draws them closer to confirming Potter as their new manager. The club have agreed on terms which include Potter bringing his assistant Billy Reid.The move will be finalized next week in Swansea, according to BBC.Swansea have been in search of a new manager since Carlos Carvalhal left following Premier League relegation. The deal also sees Ostersund recruitment analyst Kyle Macaulay move to south Wales.The 43-year-old Potter led Ostersund from the regional tiers in Sweden to the top-flight Allsvenskan with three promotions, winning the Swedish Cup along the way.Potter’s style since he arrived in January 2011 shows the manner in which his new club once shined in English football.Report: Sanches is on a collision course with Bayern chief George Patchias – August 21, 2019 Renato Sanches is apparently on a collision course with Bayern Munich chief after recent comments.According to beIN sports network, Renato Sanches has publicly criticised…They have been described as producing expansive, possession-based football with a tactical flexibility.A statement from the Swedish club said:“The club wants to congratulate all three as they face new challenges.“Because I knew how Swansea worked more than 10 years ago, I felt that such a project was intended for Graham.”last_img read more

Wilshere Ramseys a future Arsenal captain

first_imgArsenal must now allow a future captain in Aaron Ramsey to leave at the end of the season, says former midfielder Jack WilshereThe Wales international has spent a decade at the Emirates Stadium and is now regarded as one of the Premier League’s finest midfielders.But Ramsey’s current contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season and talks have not progressed between either side.Latest reports indicate that Arsenal have reportedly withdrawn a new contract offer for Ramsey and are considering a January sale rather than allowing him to leave on a free transfer in the summer.Although Wilshere, who left the Gunners on a free transfer himself for West Ham in the summer, insists that they must do everything possible to retain Ramsey.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“For me, he’s a future Arsenal captain. I know he loves the club,” Wilshere told Islington Gazette.“It’s difficult for me to comment on because I’m not there but I do know he’s a great player – if it was me I know I would want to keep him around.“He’s a great guy to have around. He’s been at the club so long and knows it inside out. If you look at what he’s done for the club too.”Ramsey has managed 59 goals and 60 assists in 338 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal.last_img read more

NEW RIDE FOR PREMIER EWING

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Dec 2014 – The country’s leader has likely had five or six rides now in his new black Chevy Suburban. While he was off on country business in London, the lease was finalized on the vehicle which caused some controversy. On the one hand exposing that elected government, due to new legislation cannot make purchases even when they are deemed sensible; and on the other hand outraging residents who say the cost of the suburban is too high at a rumored $80,000. The Premier corrected that it would only have cost about half of that, and shared that the double standards need to end. Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Row over Grand Turk infrastructure reaches fever pitch in Parliament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:chevy suburban, premier rufus ewinglast_img read more

Teen hit by car in Hazel Dell in critical condition

first_imgA 17-year-old Vancouver boy struck by a vehicle on Northwest 99th Street on Sunday remains in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.Chase Pickens had been walking on the sidewalk on the north side of the street when he was struck by a black 2006 Mazda 4-door, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.The Mazda, driven by Chancellor Pruett, 18, of Vancouver was traveling west in front of Columbia River High School in Hazel Dell about 6:20 p.m. Sunday. Using the right-turn-only lane, Pruett passed a vehicle, cut back into the westbound lane and crashed into an eastbound 1997 Silver BMW that was turning left into a driveway, according to the sheriff’s office.The two cars collided, and then the Mazda crashed into Pickens.The driver of the BMW, Derek Gear, 42, of Vancouver, suffered injuries described as not being life-threatening and was taken to a hospital. Passengers in the two vehicles were not injured.Investigators have said that speed and reckless driving are suspected contributors to the crash. No citations or arrests have been made, but traffic detectives are continuing their investigation into the crash.“I would not wish this on anyone,” said Pickens’ father, Craig Pickens. The family welcomes thoughts and prayers from the community.A donation account to help cover medical expenses was set up for the teen at OnPoint Community Credit Union. People can stop by any branch to donate. Pickens is a junior at Skyview High School, where classes start today. his father said.last_img read more