England collapse against Ireland ’embarrassing’, says Michael Vaughan

first_imgFormer England captain Michael Vaughan branded England’s astonishing battling collapse against minnows Ireland at Lord’s as “embarrassing” after the hosts were skittled for 85 on the first day of the four-day Test on Wednesday.In their first Test match in a summer dominated by the one-day World Cup, England could not even muster three figures against a nation playing its third Test match ever.A week before Joe Root’s side take on Australia in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Ireland’s London-born seamer Tim Murtagh exposed the fragility of England’s batting, taking five for 13 in nine superb overs on a pitch that, while offering some movement, should not have held terrors for a top nation.England lasted 23.4 overs as they were bowled out before lunch on the first morning of a Lord’s test for the first time.To make matters worse Ireland were playing just their third match since being given test status in 2017 — the previous two against Pakistan and Afghanistan ending in defeats.While Murtagh bowled a superb line and length, England’s batsmen were guilty of loose strokes as they ended the day 122 runs behind as Ireland made 207.”When the ball does anything you shut your eyes and hope England get through it,” Vaughan told the BBC’s Test Match Special.”There were some good balls but there was also some timid play and poor strokes.”Let’s be honest, it’s an embarrassment — you’re at the home of cricket, in a Test against Ireland and you’re all out for 85, there is no other word to describe it.”advertisementEngland batting coach Thope on Lord’s horror showEngland’s batting coach Graham Thorpe said the euphoria of winning the World Cup in a dramatic conclusion against New Zealand 10 days ago had played a role, although only four players who played in the final — Root, opener Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes — were on duty on Wednesday.”I would say the players have to show an enormous amount of character and mental strength as well to be able to come back down from last weekend and to be playing this week,” Thorpe told reporters after an extraordinary day.”We can’t run away from today’s performance, can’t make excuses — it’s been a bad day.”It was England’s lowest test innings score at home since they were dismissed for 77 by Australia in 1997 and Thorpe said it could work as a wake-up call before the Ashes.”Hopefully the bump in the road puts some of the players back in a better place and we will be ready for Australia next week,” he said. “But the first task is to try and stand up over the next two to three days and put Ireland on the back foot.”They had a great day today and it is up to us to counter attack tomorrow and get ourselves back into the Test match.”Also Read | 127 minutes, Tim Murtagh’s heroics and other stats as Ireland bundle England for 85Also Read | MS Dhoni’s jersey No.7 may not be worn by India playersAlso See:last_img read more

Layun & Vela start for Mexico vs Germany

first_imgMexico Vela & Layun start for Mexico as Low picks Draxler over Reus in Germany attack Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author Mexico Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 22:17 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Carlos Vela Mexico Mexico World Cup Germany v Mexico Germany The attacker is in the XI after being left on the bench last time El Tri faced Joachim Low’s side, while the Sevilla man is starting in the midfield Juan Carlos Osorio is hoping to learn from his mistakes. After leaving attacker Carlos Vela on the bench against Germany in last year’s 4-1 Confederations Cup defeat, he’s handing a start to the LAFC forward in Sunday’s World Cup match against the reigning champion.Vela is joined in attack by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, Mexico’s all-time leading scorer, and Hirving Lozano, who enjoyed a breakout season with PSV this year.Miguel Layun is set to start in the middle. The Veracruz native traditionally lines up as a fullback, but both his club and Osorio have tried him out in midfield in the past few months and enjoyed the results. Sevilla has played Layun in a more attacking role than Osorio did with Layun playing as one of the two ‘interior midfielders’ in the 4-3-3.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move With Layun in the midfield, Jesus Gallardo is set to make his World Cup debut at left back. Gallardo, who moved from Pumas to Monterrey after the season, is himself a converted winger.Andres Guardado and Hector Herrera start with Layun in the midfield, as two of the most frequent players in Osorio’s lineups. The job of central midfielder likely will fall to Herrera, who has played the spot several times even with Osorio expressing a wish to have him freed up to attack more often.Gallardo is joined in defense Hector Moreno at left center back, Hugo Ayala to his right and Carlos Salcedo starting at right back.GFX Mexico XI vs Germany 06162018Germany begins with Manuel Neuer in goal after concerns about whether the goalkeeper would be fit for the tournament. Mesut Ozil is fit to start as well and starts over Marco Reus in midfield. Julian Draxler, Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira make up the rest of the unit. Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng anchor the defense with Joshua Kimmich on the right and Marvin Plattenhardt on the left. Plattenhardt has just six caps but comes in for Jonas Hector, who’s reportedly ill with flu.Up top, Timo Werner gets the nod with Thomas Muller starting on the right and looking to add to his impressive World Cup goal tally.After Sunday’s opener, Mexico takes on South Korea and Sweden to close out group play. Those two countries meet Monday in the other Group F match.Mexico XI: Ochoa; Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo; Layun, Herrera, Guardado; Vela, Chicharito, LozanoGermany XI: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Plattenhardt; Khedira, Kroos; Muller, Draxler, Ozil; Wernerlast_img read more

2012 State of Origin Series Television Production

first_imgRelated LinksSOO TV Production You will soon be able to see the great New South Wales versus Queensland rivalry from the 2012 State of Origin Series on television.  Television production company, RJ Media used high profile commentators Andrew Voss and John Gibbs to provide commentary for game two of the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions late last week. Voss took to Twitter to praise the talent of the teams on Saturday, similar to what he did following the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, acknowledging some of the Men’s players from the series: “Called a couple of state of origin touch footy games yesterday. Dylan Hennessey still amazing talent. Qld’s Kristian Congoo has got some moves,” Voss said on Twitter. Stay tuned to the website for the dates that the 2012 State of Origin Series will be played on television. To see what you can expect from the State of Origin Series television production from RJ Media, please click on the link below:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKwnOymMKnk&feature=plcp last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_img Local Area Office: 902-835-2702 Fax: 902-835-1860 Local Area Office: 902-679-6122 Fax: 902-679-6187 HANTS COUNTY: Elmsdale Bridge Elmsdale Bridge on Trunk 2 between Elmsdale and Lantz is closeduntil September. A detour is available around the bridge. Trafficcontrol consists of a detour sign. KINGS COUNTY: Simpson Bridge Simpson Bridge on Gaspereau River Road is closed for majorrepairs. Detour signage is available. -30- PICTOU COUNTY: Carmichael Road Toney River Bridge on Carmichael Road in Pictou County is closeduntil further notice. Traffic control consists of signage. Adetour is available on Popular Hill Road and Meadowville StationRoad. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Highway 103 Blasting will take place on Highway 103, at exits 3 and 4,between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until September. Both eastbound andwestbound motorists may experience short delays. Traffic controlconsists of traffic control persons. Work takes place from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-485-5254 Fax: 902-485-7047 Local Area Office: 902-883-9789 Fax: 902-883-8732last_img read more

RendezVous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Halifax Festival Launch

first_img For a complete list of Halifax and Dartmouth events, visit http://rdv2017ns.com/halifaxdartmouth/. Following the Halifax stop, tall ships will make their way to Sydney, St. Peter’s, Louisbourg, Lunenburg, Shelburne, and Digby with a planned sail past in Annapolis Royal. For dates and programming visithttp://rdv2017ns.com/the-event-schedule/. The largest gathering of tall ships to dock in the Port of Halifax in years has begun to arrive as the launch for Rendez-Vous 2017 (RDV 2017) Tall Ships Regatta took place today, July 28. Led by Sail Training International, RDV 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles taking place over five months in 2017. It started at Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13 and finishes in Le Havre, France, which will welcome the grand winner between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3. Race stops have taken place in Portugal, Bermuda and Boston. Sail Training International race team chair, Doug Prothero helped launch the Halifax festival, the staging port for the final leg of the race. “Halifax has long been an anticipated and memorable stop for crews because of its historic and world-renowned hospitality culminating with the iconic parade of sail,” said Mr. Prothero. Nova Scotia will be visited by more than 30 tall ships from Germany, Spain, Finland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Bermuda, Latvia, the U.S. and other countries. The public can visit the ships for free and meet the crews. “We are excited to kick off the Halifax portion of this international regatta,” said acting president and CEO of host Waterfront Development, Jennifer Angel. “An international event of this size and scope wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support of many partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff and port communities.” “This event will showcase our culture, celebrate our heritage, and provide an unforgettable experience for visitors to our port communities,” said Deputy Premier Karen Casey, on behalf of Premier Stephen McNeil. “Tall Ships are a signature event for our province and we look forward to welcoming sailors and visitors from around the world to our shores.” The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Innovative Communities Fund, is contributing $600,000 towards programming costs and marketing activities for 10 rural outports associated with the regatta. “The Government of Canada is committed to making strategic investments in Canada’s growing tourism sector,” said Halifax MP Andy Fillmore, on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. “Ten port communities in Nova Scotia will welcome tall ships and their crews. This unique, high-season attraction will resonate with residents and visitors as it celebrates our maritime heritage while highlighting our hospitality and seafaring traditions.” Since late June, the tall ships have been visiting Canadian ports as part of Canada 150 celebrations. The Halifax-Dartmouth events feature a number of events, much of it free, including: the CBC Entertainment Pavilion and pop-up stages, with entertainment including Natalie MacMaster and Symphony Nova Scotia Indigenous programming, including daily sunrise ceremonies Taste of Nova Scotia’s Food Fare by the Sea — a celebration of Nova Scotia food, drink, chefs, music and world-class seafood Parks Canada programming – including the Parks Canada Plaza where visitors can interact with costumed interpreters and watch cannon and rifle demonstrations Pirates Landing at Alderney Landing Picnic in the Parade – a community picnic in Grand Parade hosted by the Halifax Convention Centre, 1790 Argyle St., in support of Feed Nova Scotia, July 31, 8 to 10 a.m. The Blue Wave – Dalhousie University is inviting visitors to wear blue as they wave farewell to the tall ships fleet during the Parade of Sail at noon on Aug. 1. Fireworks – three consecutive nights of fireworks over Halifax Harbour with a Saturday night special show at 9:40 p.m. and Sunday and Monday night at 10 p.m.last_img read more

Trio promotes dialogue around climate change and oil sands

first_imgYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Play.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca. You’re likely a hypocrite when it comes to climate change. Yes, you. Doesn’t really matter who you are — if you’re demonizing the ecological destruction in Canada’s tar sands from the comfort of your air-conditioned home, you’re not helping the discussion. And the people doing that work don’t want to hear anything from you. On this issue like so many others, the left and right have become so divided that real dialogue is all but impossible. But what if we actually talked to one another over a beer?That’s what Matt Hern and Am Johal (along with award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco) set out to do when they left Vancouver and headed for the heart of the tar sands around Fort MacMurray. They didn’t go there to shame the people collecting paycheques from companies who are destroying the land, or to preach to them about carbon footprints fresh from hopping a plane and renting a giant truck. They went to talk, without judgement, and it turns out that opening a real dialogue still matters, and that when people from different ends of the environmental spectrum respect one another, all sorts of ideas can bubble to the surface. THE BIG STORY PODCAST GUEST: Matt Hern, co-author, Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands TaleToday’s Podcast – So a couple of eco-warriors walk into a Fort Mac bar …Audio Playerhttp://radio.pmd.rogersdigitalmedia.com/podcasts/thebigstory/tbs13112018.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

John Cena Voices New Ad Council PSA In Support Of Learning And

first_imgTo coincide with Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD Awareness Month this October, Understood.org and the Ad Council announced today the release of a new public service advertisement (PSA) featuring voice talent and characters from the upcoming 20th Century Fox animated movie, “Ferdinand.”Video: Don’t Judge a Bull by His Cover (:30) | Learning & Attention Issues | Ad CouncilThe TV PSA, narrated by John Cena (voice actor of Ferdinand the bull).In the film, Ferdinand is mistakenly believed to be a dangerous beast and fighter because of his size. The film’s theme, “don’t judge a bull by his cover”, also reflects the mission of the October #BeUnderstood campaign from Understood and the Ad Council. Learning and attention issues, like dyslexia and ADHD, are often mistaken for laziness or unintelligence. Although these issues may not be as visible as others, they are real and common, impacting 1 in 5 kids. With early identification and support, children with learning differences can thrive. In fact, many successful adults have learning and attention issues. The campaign seeks to address misperception and build nationwide understanding.The PSA features characters from the film that remind audiences that everyone has been misunderstood at some point in life, but that with the right support, everyone can reach their full potential. Viewers are invited to visit Understood.org, a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), to learn more about these issues and access free resources.“Like Ferdinand, many kids with learning and attention issues feel misunderstood,” said Mimi Corcoran, president and CEO of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. “Learning and attention issues may not be as visible as other health issues, but they are just as real, and just as deserving of universal support and understanding.”“We’re honored to partner with the Ad Council and Understood.org,” said Zachary Eller, Executive Vice President, 20th Century Fox. “Ferdinand, like many kids today, is misunderstood. We want kids everywhere to know that it is okay to be dif­­ferent, it’s okay to be feel like you don’t fit in. Like Ferdinand, there is a unique path for everyone to follow.”The new PSA is the latest extension of the partnership between Understood.org and the Ad Council which encourages parents, educators, and the public to understand and support children with learning and attention issues. When these issues go without identification and support, children struggle. Students with specific learning disabilities drop out of school at three times the rate of all students.“We are so grateful to 20th Century Fox for bringing us Ferdinand’s story to help create understanding and empathy for children living with learning and attention issues,” said Lisa Sherman, President & CEO of the Ad Council. “Families of children experiencing these challenges can find fantastic resources at Understood.org.”Throughout October, the #BeUnderstood campaign is supporting awareness for learning and attention issues through a variety of initiatives. For more information, visit Be.Understood.org or explore the hashtag #BeUnderstood.last_img read more

3 ebook publishers and Apple reach new deal with Canadian competition authorities

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Three major publishers have signed an agreement with Canadian competition authorities that will permit retailers to sell the ebooks they publish at a discount — a practice limited in some of their contracts.Publishers Holtzbrinck (doing business as Macmillan), Simon & Schuster, and Hachette signed the agreement with the Competition Bureau, as has Apple, an ebook retailer.A previous agreement involving the three publishers and HarperCollins was rescinded by the Competition Tribunal last June after two years of litigation with Kobo — an ebook retailer spun off from Indigo Books & Music — challenging the 2014 deal. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook The Competition Tribunal’s ruling last year provided clarity for what future arrangements should include.HarperCollins did not sign the new agreement, and the Competition Bureau said it has filed an application with the Competition Tribunal to stop its the company’s alleged anti-competitive conduct.The bureau alleges that an agreement between HarperCollins, its competitors and Apple was anti-competitive and led to higher prices for Canadians. Advertisementlast_img read more

UN human development rankings place Norway at the top and DR Congo

The HDI, issued today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), combines measures of life expectancy, literacy, school enrolment and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. This year a record 187 countries and territories were measured – up from 169 last year.Norway retained its top position from last year, ahead of Australia and then the Netherlands, while the United States, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Germany and Sweden comprise the remainder of the top 10 in that order.But when the HDI is adjusted for economic inequality, the standings of some countries fall significantly. The US falls from four to 23, the Republic of Korea (ROK) from 15 to 32, and Israel from 17 to 25.In the case of the US and Israel, their positions are affected by income inequality, although health care is also an influencing factor for the US, while education gaps between generations are the main reason for the ROK’s ranking change.In contrast, other countries’ standings improve after the HDI has been adjusted for inequality. Sweden jumps from 10 to five, Denmark from 16 to 12, and Slovenia rises from 21 to 14.“The inequality-adjusted Human Development Index helps us assess better the levels of development for all segments of society, rather than for just the mythical ‘average’ person,” said Milorad Kovacevic, chief statistician for the Human Development Report that accompanies the index.“We consider health and education distribution to be just as important in this equation as income, and the data show great inequities in many countries.”The report, Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All, notes income distribution has worsened in most of the world and reveals Latin America has the largest income inequality, although it is more equitable than sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia in life expectancy and schooling.The report also shows that countries at the bottom of the list still suffer from inadequate incomes, limited schooling opportunities and low expectancy rates due to preventable diseases such as malaria and AIDS.The report stresses that a lot of the problems encountered by countries with low rankings are worsened by armed conflicts and its devastating consequences. In the DRC, the country with the lowest ranking, more than three million people died from warfare and conflict related illnesses.Seven countries – the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, San Marino, Somalia and Tuvalu – were not included this year because of a lack of data.UNDP today also released its related Gender Inequality Index, which puts various European countries at the forefront of gender equality. Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland head the rankings, followed by Finland, Norway and Germany.That index takes into account indicators on reproductive health, schooling years, government representation and participation in the labour market. Yemen ranks as the least equitable, followed by Chad, Niger, Mali, the DRC and Afghanistan. In the case of Yemen, just 7.6 per cent of women have secondary education, 0.7 per cent of legislature seats are occupied by women and only 20 per cent of working-age women have paid jobs.In addition, the report highlights regional differences which cause gender disparities. In sub-Saharan Africa, gender gaps arise in education and are worsened by high maternal mortality and adolescent fertility rates. In contrast, in South Asia, gender inequality is mainly due to women lagging behind men in parliamentary representation and labour force participation. 2 November 2011Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead this year’s newly released Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, the annual United Nations measure of progress in human well-being, while the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Niger and Burundi are at the bottom. read more

No decision on shifting Lankan mission

Media reports had said that the move to shift the Deputy High Commissioner’s office from Chennai was triggered by the “harassment” of a senior staffer, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rohan Dias, by pro-Tamil agitators. However, Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry officials dealing with India said that Dias had not been subjected to any harassment. Ameer Ajwad, the Acting Head of Mission in Chennai, told Express that the Tamil Nadu government and the TN police had been “extremely cooperative” and were giving “maximum support” to the mission to safeguard Sri Lankan property and citizens. The Sri Lankan Defence Ministry’s advise against travel to TN, the Buddha Sasana Ministry’s refusal to give recommendation letters for the issue of free visas to Buddhist pilgrims, and sudden vigilance at the customs counters in TN, had contributed to cancellation of, and fall in, bookings, Shariq said.But normalcy is being restored. “Sri Lankan Airlines, which had announced a 50 per cent cut in its services to Chennai, has restored the flights. Reduction of services to Chennai had affected its system of connecting flights,” Shariq pointed out.Suresh said that the agitators in TN should be aware of the losses they were inflicting on travel related services in TN, and the dangers the Tamil community in Lanka would face if violence against the Sinhalese in TN continued. The Sri Lankan government has denied a report that it is “exploring the possibility” of shifting the Deputy High Commissioner’s office from Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, following the recent incidents of violence against Sri Lankans and their establishments in Tamil Nadu.“There is no move to shift the mission, as of now. But it may be considered if the situation in Tamil Nadu worsens,” Foreign Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama told the New Indian Express. On Saturday, the Indian High Commissioner, Ashok K Kantha, met leading Buddhist monks. It was decided to set up a system which would enable religious leaders and civil society activists from TN and Sri Lanka to get together and defuse tensions.Meanwhile the New Indian Express reported  that the scare created by the attacks on Sri Lankans in TN had affected travel, significantly. M Shariq of Lanka Travel Operators and S Suresh of GBN Travels said that bookings to Chennai and other destinations in Tamil Nadu had come down by 50 per cent. read more

SLFP to sack members who promote other political parties

He told the Colombo Gazette that earlier the SLFP was lenient with SLFP rebels as it wanted to unite the party. The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will sack members who promote other political parties.SLFP member and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said that those who promote other political parties will lose their party membership. Amaraweera said that while the UPFA cannot act on its alliance members who support other political parties, the SLFP will take action on SLFP members.The move comes as SLFP members in the joint opposition are opening supporting the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ahead of the Local Government elections scheduled to be held next year. (Colombo Gazette) Report by Indika Sri Aravinda However he says now the time has come for the SLFP to get tough with elections around the corner. read more

The Latest Alleged Capital One hacker accused of threats

SEATTLE — The Latest on the alleged Capital One hacker (all times local):11:20 p.m.Federal authorities say a former Amazon software engineer accused of a massive hack of Capital One data recently threatened to “shoot up” a California social media company.Paige Thompson was arrested Monday in Seattle. The FBI said she obtained personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications. There is no evidence the data was sold or distributed to others.Thompson’s housemate, Park Quan, was also arrested Monday when agents said they found 20 illegally possessed weapons in his room, including assault-style rifles.In a federal court filing in his case Wednesday night, prosecutors revealed that in May, Thompson made threats against an unidentified social media company. They said the company reported the threat and that Seattle police had made a report about it.Thompson’s attorney did not immediately return an email seeking comment. She is in federal custody pending an Aug. 15 detention hearing.___11 p.m.The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking Capitol One made little effort to hide her actions.In fact, Paige Thompson’s online behaviour suggested that she may have been preparing to get caught. More than six weeks before her arrest Monday, Thompson discussed the Capital One hack online with friends in chats and in a group she created on the Slack messaging service.Those chats and the recollections of others offer a sketch of someone talented and troubled, grappling with what friends and her own posts indicate was a bumpy crossroads in her life.Thompson is in federal custody pending an Aug. 15 detention hearing. Her lawyer did not return an emailed request for comment.The Associated Press read more

Baseball Ohio State prepares for tough Iowa rotation in weekend series

Ohio State then-freshman third baseman Conner Pohl bats in the bottom of the seventh inning against North Carolina Greensboro. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports EditorFresh off a series victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a 22-hit, 15-run offensive explosion Sunday, the Ohio State baseball team travels to Iowa to play the Hawkeyes in a three-game weekend series. The Buckeyes (19-8, 2-1 Big Ten) have kept the offensive fire stoked with hits throughout the batting order.“It’s not very common for the bottom of the lineup to be hitting extra-base hits, home runs,” redshirt junior designated hitter Nate Romans said. “It just shows how hard it is to pitch to this lineup one through nine.” On the flipside, the Hawkeyes (16-9, 3-2 Big Ten) have relied on a productive starting rotation to carry them deep into games. With the series pushed back a day due to weather, Friday night starter Nick Allgeyer will take the hill Saturday for Iowa. He’s posted a 2.45 ERA over 44 innings.Following Allgeyer on Sunday will be junior Brady Schanuel, who has recorded 37 strikeouts and a 4.06 ERA. Closing out the weekend rotation is junior Cole McDonald, who has an ERA of 3.52.“We’re just now digging into the scouting report [for those pitchers],” head coach Greg Beals said. “But the game plan’s gonna be driven primarily around what our strengths are and us trying to match-up the strengths of our ball club.” Once the starter has exited, Iowa loves to hand the ball to junior reliever Zach Daniels. After 20 innings of work, opposing hitters manage only a .176 batting average against him.Then again, even the best pitching staffs in the country would face an uphill battle against Ohio State right now. Seven of the nine starting hitters for the Buckeyes hit above .260, with five above .300 and two above .380. As a team, their batting average ranks 13th in the nation.Iowa’s batting order is nothing to scoff at either. Senior catcher Tyler Cropley and junior right fielder Robert Neustrom both bat above .340 with a combined eight home runs. Redshirt junior designated hitter and 2017 Big Ten tournament MVP Chris Whelan returned from injury in March and has been on a tear since, batting .383.“We’re gonna stick to our game plan,” senior relief pitcher Kyle Michalik said. “We’re just gonna keep attacking hitters.”Junior Connor Curlis takes the hill first for Ohio State, looking to improve upon a 4-1 record and 3.52 ERA. Fellow junior Ryan Feltner (3-1, 5.18 ERA) follows on Sunday looking for a fourth consecutive quality start after a rocky beginning to the season. Redshirt senior Adam Niemeyer (2-2, 5.85) rounds out the weekend rotation. read more

Britains biggest seabirds are killing their young by mistaking plastic for seaweed

The truth is far sadder, betrayed by the unnatural… If Ms Thorpe or her colleagues from the Alderney Wildlife Trust look closely, they occasionally spy an abandoned infant, motionless in its nest. Once or twice they have seen a detached limb. Sometimes they hang lifelessly by the neck, other times upside down, splayed over the rocks with just a trapped foot or wingtip preventing them tumbling into the sea. It is as if the colony has been devastated by a furious predator, however no such animal exists. Through Claire Thorpe’s high-powered telescope, the scene on the gannet colony of Les Etacs is one of such suffering these days that it’s easy to forget the majestic seabird is top of the food chain.

Eumeu Sene ready to fight Balla Gaye

first_imgBy Sulayman BahClub Tay Shinger’s top gun Eumeu Sene has accepted suggestion to take on deposed King of the Arena Balla Gaye in a rematch.Sene has been tipped to face Balla Gaye since his defeat to Modou Lo in the middle of this year and who also bit the dust to current arena boss Bombardier.The two have been touted to a rematch all season but it appears the much anticipated duel will likely hold after Eumeu’s latest comments expressing readiness to hand the Lion of Geudiwaye chance for a revenge.Balla was reduced to a desolate figure and left head bowed after he lost out to a much experienced Eumeu in 2009.A promoter had earlier proposed to meet the camps of the two wrestlers immediately after the Muslim Tobaski feast but is unclear whether or not any agreement has been brokered.Opening up for the second time since his defeat to parcel-based Modou Lo, Eumeu Senne who also has a large following in the Gambia told Sunu Lamb, “Someone came several times to my house to offer me a fight against Balla Gaye 2. But I have not seen him since we agreed on the stamp and everything. I’m listening to him (the promoter) as I’m always willing for the combat to be organised.”Meanwhile, Balla is due to grace an intriguing wrestling contest between Senegal’s Bayemandiaye and Serrekunda-based Boy Balla in the Gambia on October 26th.]]>last_img read more

Portland police shoot and wound man with machete

first_imgPolice shot and wounded a 34-year-old man armed with a machete Monday night after first firing a stun gun and a beanbag gun at him, a police spokesman said.The man was expected to survive, Sgt. Pete Simpson said. He was taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital. The man was identified as Marcus Lagozzino.Lagozzino is in critical condition at OHSU Hospital.No officers were injured, Simpson said.Police responded to a 911 call that a man was threatening relatives with a machete, Simpson said. A mother and father reported their adult son was outside, carrying a machete and pacing back and forth, and had broken windows in their home. They told dispatchers their son had a history of being suicidal and had threatened to commit “suicide by cop.”Simpson said the armed man confronted police outside the house.Officers fired a stun gun and a beanbag shotgun, then one of the officers shot the man with a gun, Simpson said.“Ultimately, you can’t plan for every contingency,” he said. “At some point you have to go out and confront the problem.”Police didn’t say how many times the man was hit.Neighbor Danette Hughes said, “We heard yelling and then we heard gunshots, and then we heard more yelling and more gunshots.” Hughes said she dropped to the floor when she heard the gunfire.It was Portland’s second officer-involved shooting in less than two weeks and the sixth this year.The officers who fired their weapons have been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Simpson did not identify them.last_img read more

Shooting in Opalocka leaves 1 hurt

first_imgOPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating after a man was shot in Opa-locka.Opa-locka and Miami Gardens Police officers were on the scene near Washington Avenue and James Street.Officials said one adult male was shot and airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Middlesex Deputy Sheriff Association To Hold Gold Star Families Breakfast On September 15

first_imgANDOVER, MA — The Middlesex Deputy Sheriff Association is holding its Annual Gold Star Families Breakfast on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 9am to noon, at the Andover Country Club (60 Canterbury Road). Breakfast will be served at 9:30am.Tickets can be purchased for $30 each through the Middlesex Deputy Sheriff Association. The order form can be found HERE. All proceeds will benefit support Gold Star Mothers and Families.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Sons Of Italy Announces Golf Tournament For September 27In “Community”Senator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government”Wilmington Sons Of Italy To Host 10th Annual Italian Heritage Golf Classic On September 27In “Community”last_img read more

Infiltration in JK reduced by 43 in 2019 Home Ministry

first_imgReutersA week after the United Nations report on human rights violations in Kashmir was published, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday, July 16, released data on the number of militant infiltration in J&K.Minister of Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy said that the number of armed infiltration in the valley has increased from 119 in 2016 to 143 attacks in 2018. The number of militants killed also increased from 35 in 2016 to 59 killed in 2017. The data claims that 32 militants were killed in military operations in 2018, reported ANI.Reddy also revealed that the number of security officials killed in military conflict has decreased from 15 personnel in 2016 to five in 2018.The Ministry said that the armed conflict in Kashmir valley is mainly due to cross-border sponsored terror activities and only four militants have been arrested since 2016. The MHA data showed that militant infiltration in the valley reduced by 43 per cent in the first half of 2019.On Tuesday, July 16, Union Minister Manish Tiwari submitted a Zero Hour notice in the Lok Sabha to discuss the UN report on human violation in Kashmir. India has rejected the claims made by the report, which said that civilian casualties due to the armed conflict in Kashmir in 2018 were the recorded in a decade.Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar slammed the report and called it “false and motivated.” He condemned the UN body for its ‘failure’ to recognise the independent judiciary, human rights institutions and other mechanisms in the state that “safeguard, protect and promote constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights to all citizens of India.”UN Report on human rights violationStating that 160 civilians were killed in 2018, the report cited data collected by Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). It stated that around 586 people, including 267 militants and 159 Indian security personnel, were killed due to the violent conflict in the region. The number is the highest since 2008.Official data published by the Indian Union Ministry for Home Affairs was also accused by UN of deliberately stating “lower casualty figures, citing 37 civilians, 238 terrorists and 86 security personnel killed in the 11 months up to 2 December 2018.”CriticismIt was claimed that the report did not appropriately substantiate arguments of security officials violating human rights in Kashmir. The report was accused of being soft on Pakistan despite its evident role in cross-border terrorism.It was highlighted that the UN report said NGOs, human rights defenders and journalist in India are able to operate and document the ongoing human rights violations. But in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan region “restrictions on the freedoms of expression, opinion, peaceful assembly and association” have obstructed the ability to monitor human rights abuses. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/3:58Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-3:58?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Our Fight is for Kashmir not against the Kashmiri’s says Narendra Modilast_img read more

Swechchhasebak League leader murdered in Pirojpur

first_imgJony Talukdar. Photo: CollectedA Swechchhasebak League leader was stabbed to death allegedly by his rivals at Kabutarkhali village of Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur on Monday, reports UNB. The deceased Jony Talukdar, 25, was vice-president of Gulishakhali union unit Swechchhashebak League and son of Hashem Ali Talukdar of the village.He was a supporter of upazila polls independent candidate Rezaul Islam, who had rivalry with Awami League candidate Hossain Mosharraf Shakku.Jony was critically injured after supporters of Shakku reportedly attacked him around 8:45am, said Shawkat Anwar, officer-in-charge of Mathbaria police station.He succumbed to his injuries around 1:00pm while being taken to Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.Police arrested Jahangir, a supporter of Shakku after the attack.last_img read more