Hockey Asia Cup, India vs Pakistan: Highlights

first_imgIndia beat Pakistan 4-0 to reach the Asia Cup final. India stamped their authority over their arch-rivals despite a strong start from Pakistan. Satbir Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit and Gurjant Singh, all got their names on the scoresheet as India sunk Pakistan.Pakistan would rue their missed chances and failure to find a decisive stroke as India accelerated late and took the game away from them.India top the Super 4s with seven points and take an unassailable lead to reach the Asia Cup final.FT! India storm into the Final of the #HeroAsiaCup 2017 (Men) with an outstanding win over Pakistan on 21st October 2017. #INDvPAK Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201720.08 IST: GOAL! India are 4-0 ahead! Gurjant Singh scores this time! Beautiful pass and Gurjant makes no mistake!57′ GOALLLLL! And Gurjant Singh continues his dream run to slot home No. 4 for Team India. ????4?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201720.02 IST: GOAL! India have another within a minute and it’s 3-0! Lalit manages to grab a goal!52′ GOAL! It’s a double strike for Team India as @lalithockey puts the Men in Blue in total control.????3?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201720.01 IST: GOAL! Harmanpreet scores a beauty off the penalty corner and India have a two-goal lead.51′ GOALLL! @13harmanpreet makes no mistake to convert the PC with power and precision.????2?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201719.51 IST: India were absolutely dominant in the third quarter taking 5 shots compared to Pakistan’s 4. Also, India made exactly the double circle entries than Pakistan’s 7.advertisement19.49 IST: End of Q3 and India have a 1-0 lead over Pakistan, courtesy Satbir Singh.End of Q3: ????1?-0?????.@satbirsingh025’s all important goal the difference between the two teams.#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201719.44 IST: Harmanpreet goes for the top right corner off a penalty corner but a great save by Pakistan goalkeeper Amjad Ali denies him.19.41 IST: GOAL! India take the lead! Beautiful pass play by India and wonderful team game breaks the deadlock and Satbir Singh gets his name on the scoresheet.39′ GOALLL! A great team goal by the Men the Blue as @satbirsingh025 puts India ahead.????1?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201719.32 IST: The third quarter begins and Pakistan are still attacking!19.24 IST: HALF TIME! Both India and Pakistan have failed to find the net. Pakistan failed to convert any of their four penalty corner while India’s Harmanpreet rocked the crossbar once. The defence of both teams has been quite solid till now.HT! The hooter goes as both teams’ defence hold fort to keep the deadlock intact.#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201719.19 IST: MISS! Harmanpreet with a powerful flick from the penalty corner but it rocks the crossbar.19.18 IST: Great save by Surender Kumar and Pakistan fail to convert once again.19.16 IST: Pakistan get their fourth penalty corner of the match because of dangerous ball play by India.19.12 IST: Pakistan are posing some real trouble for India today but lack the decisive strokes.19.05 IST: End of Q1 and both teams remain goalless! Pakistan made more attacking forays and earned three penalty corners compared to just one for India but none could capitalise on the chances.End of Q1: ????0?-0?????.An entertaining first quarter comes to a close with the deadlock yet to be broken.#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201719.00 IST: India get their first penalty corner of the match but they fail to covert! Harmanpreet misses the drag completely and it’s put away by Pakistan. 18.58 IST: Another penalty corner for Pakistan and yet again Akash keeps the ball out. Pakistan are really pressurising India at the moment.SAVE! Another great save by India’s Akash Chikte to keep Pakistan at bay.????0?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201718.56 IST: Pakistan are currently receiving a slew of penalty corners. Once more, though, they fail to convert and the ball hits the post and goes out.18.50 IST: Another review by Pakistan but this time they lose the referral as the ball missed Dipsan Tirkey’s foot and India get a free hit.18.49 IST: MIGHTY SCARE FOR INDIA! India come close but goalkeeper Akash Chikte somehow keeps the ball out, brilliant stuff from the keeper.SAVE! A brilliant stop by Akash Chikte to deny Pakistan the opening goal.????0?-0?????#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201718.42 IST: India were given a penalty corner but Pakistan successfully reviewed it. The ball turned out to be high and hitting the defender and hence Pakistan got the free hit.advertisement18.40 IST: The referee blows the whistle and Pakistan begin the proceedings.And were underway in this exciting #INDvPAK fixture at the #HeroAsiaCup 2017.LIVE on @StarSportsIndia First/2/HD2 & @hotstartweets. Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201718.35 IST: The teams have come out on the field and the stage is set for the national anthems.18.31 IST: The match is finally set to begin and here is the starting XI.Here’s Indias Starting XI for their Super 4s tie vs Pakistan on 21st Oct.#INDvPAK #HeroAsiaCup??º: Star Sports First/2/HD2 & Hotstar Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 201718.17 IST: If India win today, they will reach the final of the Asia Cup.17.44 IST: India have scored a total of 22 goals on the way to the Super 4s match against Pakistan today.Unbeaten and unfazed by the challenges! Next up: Pakistan.#HeroAsiaCup #IndiaKaGame Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 20, 201717.06 IST: In the last India-Pakistan match, Chinglensana Singh, Ramandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored for India.16.41 IST: The India-Pakistan match has been delayed by one and a half hours due to rain. The match which was scheduled to begin at 17.00 IST will now take place at 18.30 IST.Update: #INDvPAK has been delayed until 6:30 PM IST due to rain. Stay tuned for further updates.- Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) October 21, 2017Brief Preview:India will be looking to register another victory over Pakistan as they take on the neighbouring country for the second time in Asia Cup in the Super 4s match on Saturday.The last time the two countries met in the Asia Cup on October 15, India beat Pakistan 3-1 and they would not want to carry on with the same domination.After a 1-1 draw against Korea in their first Super 4s match, India came back roaring against Malaysia and trounced them 6-2.India have scored some beautiful field goals in the tournament, displaying what they are best known for, one-touch attacking hockey.The Indian strikers comprising Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, SV Sunil, Lalit Upadhyay and young Gujrant Singh have been terrific upfront scoring fantastic field goals.The Indian midfield have been held well by skipper Manpreet Singh and Chinglensana Singh, while veteran Sardar Singh has done exceedingly well as the central defender and the linkman between the midfield and the forwards.India are atop the table in Super 4 stage with four points from a win and a draw, followed by Malaysia (3 points), Korea (2 points) and Pakistan (1) from two games each.last_img read more

Indian sub-continent constitutes 90 percent of more than one billion cricket fans: ICC research There are more than one billion cricket fans, 90 percent of them in Indian sub-continent

first_imgDubai, June 27 (PTI) Cricket has over one billion fans globally, with the Indian sub-continent alone constituting more than 90 percent of them, according to the largest ever market research into the sport conducted by the ICC. As per the results of the research, the average age of fans (in the surveyed age category of 16-69) is 34 with a demographic breakdown of 61 percent male and 39 percent female. The research was undertaken to enable the ICC and its members to understand the growth potential of cricket, help shape the development of the growth focused global strategy for the game, drive decision making and to provide a benchmark upon which to measure the outcomes of the strategy. It also supports the ICC and its members in shaping and implementing their fan engagement strategies and clearly presents cricket as a vibrant and popular sport globally. Close to 70 percent fans are interested in Test cricket with fans in England & Wales showing the strongest interest in this format (86 percent), South Africa lead the interest in ODI cricket (91 percent) and Pakistan in T20I cricket (98 percent). Globally, T20I is the most popular format with 92 percent interest while ODIs are close with 88 percent interest. “It is the first global market research project ever undertaken in the sport and having more than one billion fans in the surveyed age category of 16-69 alone, with an average age of 34, is undoubtedly an exciting and strong position from which we can drive the sport forward,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said, adding “90 percent fans” comes come from the Indian sub-continent alone.advertisement The breakdown of cricket’s three different formats in the research showed two-thirds of fans over the age of 16 who were interviewed are interested in all three international formats of the game. The importance and popularity of ICC global events was evident with 95% of fans interested or very interested, with the ICC Cricket World Cup and the ICC World T20 the most popular. PTI AHAHlast_img read more

Jhajuan Seales Backflips off Electrical Unit and Makes Amazing Catch

first_imgThe wide-receiver position appears to be one of the deepest positions on the roster for the Cowboys next season once again, and the athleticism displayed by Seales, who could step into a larger role in 2015 is certainly encouraging to see. You never know when catching a ball while doing a backflip will come in handy.Photo attribution: Michael Wyke / Tulsa WorldIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! wide-receiver Jhajuan Seales has flashed signs of greatness during his time in Stillwater. Saturday was again one of those times. Check out the hands on Seales in the video below, who appears to backflip off an electrical box to make an amazing grab mid-air. Without shoes.last_img read more

Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks his dream World Cup XI

first_img India Today Web Desk June 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 17:08 IST Shane Warne picked an all-time World Cup XI at Salaam Cricket 2019 (India Today Photo)HIGHLIGHTSShane Warne said he would pick only the players who he had played with or againstWarne picked Gilchrist, Tendulkar, Ponting and Lara as his top-4Wasim Akram and Shahid Afridi featured in Warne’s World Cup XIShane Warne picked a star-studded dream World Cup XI at Salaam Cricket 2019 at Lord’s on Sunday. At the very outset, Warne said he would pick only the players he had played with or played against.Therefore, you would not find the likes of Virat Kohli, David Warner, MS Dhoni or any of the other cricketers of the present generation.Warne picked a power-packed top-order which included Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Mark Waugh and Kumar Sangakkara.”It’s a pretty good top-four,” Shane Warne said.”No.5 wasn’t as clear-cut as the top-four. I wanted an all-rounder at No.5 and I went with Mark Waugh because he was the greatest all-round cricketer I played with.”For No.6, I wanted a left-hander and I went with Kumar Sangakkara. If you wanted to change it up, he could go up the order. If something happened to the wicketkeeper, Sangakkara could keep wickets.”Andrew Flintoff can bowl a good yorker and he has good hitting capabilities. I thought of Andrew Symonds but went with Flintoff at the end.”Shahid Afridi’s bowling was underrated and his fielding was good. Akram at No, 9 is a good fielder and could smash it out of the park. At No.11, there would be so many options but I ended up going with my mate,” Warne said.Shane Warne refused to pick himself up in the side and said the team did not need a coach because every player knew what they had to do.Here is Warne’s Dream XI: advertisementAdam Gilchrist (WK)Sachin TendulkarRicky PontingBrian LaraMark WaughKumar SangakkaraAndrew FlintoffShahid AfridiWasim AkramMuttiah MuralitharanGlenn McGrathAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shane WarneFollow Salaam Cricket 2019Follow World Cup 2019 Salaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picks his dream World Cup XISalaam Cricket 2019: Shane Warne picked his dream World Cup XI and included Sachin Tendulkar in the side to open the batting with Adam Gilchrist. Warne refused to pick himself up in the side. advertisementlast_img read more

Consultation pour la sélection des terres protégées

first_imgLa Nouvelle-Écosse a fait un très grand pas vers l’atteinte de son objectif visant à protéger 12 pour 100 des terres de la province d’ici 2015. Aujourd’hui 16 juin, Sterling Belliveau, ministre de l’Environnement, a invité les Néo-Écossais à contribuer à la sélection des terres qui doivent être protégées. Un document de travail intitulé « Nos espaces sauvages » a également été publié à l’appui de la consultation. « À titre de père et de grand-père, je sais à quel point il est important de protéger les terres qui ont une grande signification du point de vue environnemental, pour les générations actuelles et futures, a dit M. Belliveau. Le fait d’obtenir la rétroaction des gens au début du processus nous permettra de faire preuve de flexibilité et de prendre les meilleures décisions pour les Néo-Écossais et pour l’environnement. » Le gouvernement provincial a défini près de 220 000 hectares de terres qui pourraient être protégées. Une grande partie de ces terres ont été définies par le forum Colin Stewart sur les forêts en 2009, par des organismes non gouvernementaux et par des représentants de l’industrie forestière qui ont formulé des recommandations au gouvernement basées sur presque cinq années de recherches scientifiques. « Ce processus permettra de préserver les principales composantes de notre biodiversité dans les parcs provinciaux et autres aires protégées, a dit Charlie Parker, ministre des Ressources naturelles. Le ministère des Ressources naturelles dirige les efforts du gouvernement visant à protéger la biodiversité dans notre province. Nous sommes donc ravis de travailler en étroite collaboration avec le ministère de l’Environnement sur cette prochaine étape dans l’atteinte de l’objectif de protection des terres de la Nouvelle-Écosse. » « Les Mi’kmaq de la Nouvelle-Écosse ont toujours eu une relation spéciale avec la terre et ses ressources, a dit le chef Leroy Denny. Nous reconnaissons que l’objectif de 12 pour cent de terres protégées est une étape importante pour assurer l’intégrité écologique des terres et des ressources de la Nouvelle-Écosse, pour les générations futures. » Les commentaires du public seront intégrés au plan préliminaire, qui sera publié aux fins de consultations provinciales l’année prochaine avant la prise de décisions finales sur le choix des terres protégées. « Il s’agit d’un grand jour pour la conservation en Nouvelle-Écosse, a dit Chris Miller, biologiste de la conservation à la Société pour la nature et les parcs du Canada. Avec cette annonce, le gouvernement fait un pas de plus vers l’expansion du réseau des aires protégées dans la province et vers l’atteinte de ses objectifs de conservation des terres. » On demande aux groupes intéressés de communiquer avec le ministère de l’Environnement avant le 1er août pour prévoir une réunion d’information. Les commentaires écrits sont acceptés jusqu’au 1er décembre par courriel au ou par la poste à l’adresse suivante : Ministère de l’Environnement, Direction des aires protégées, C.P. 442, Halifax (N.-É.), B3J 2P8. Si l’interruption du service postal se poursuit, les commentaires écrits peuvent être soumis à l’un des bureaux régionaux du ministère de l’Environnement. Le document « Nos espaces sauvages » et des cartes des terres considérées peuvent être consultés à l’adresse Des renseignements supplémentaires sur les parcelles cadastrales seront disponibles d’ici la fin juillet.last_img read more

Quebec newborn found in shoebox in stable condition mother could face charge

first_imgLAVAL, Que. — Police north of Montreal say a newborn baby left in a shoebox earlier this week was in stable condition Friday and her mother could face charges stemming from the discovery.Laval police received a 911 call around noon Wednesday from a woman who said someone left the baby girl in a box on her balcony.Const. Stephanie Beshara says not long after, an area hospital informed them of an 18-year-old who was seeking treatment following childbirth but had no baby with her.Police allege the woman gave birth alone in an apartment and left it on her neighbour’s balcony in the city’s Chomedey district.They estimate the baby spent between 90 minutes and two hours outside while temperatures hovered around seven degrees.Beshara says the woman has been placed under arrest, but investigators haven’t spoken to her because she has been receiving medical treatment.She could face a charge of failing to provide the necessities of life, but Beshara said it will be up to the Crown to decide.The baby is in the custody of Quebec youth protection.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Wavelength reinstates Jonny Dovercourt as artistic director

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Johnny Dovercourt aboard the Toronto Islands Ferry. (Photo by Tanja-Tiziana) Advertisement But now, after Toronto-based Bicknell Mediation conducted a third-party investigation, it was concluded that no evidence supporting those allegations were found. Facebookcenter_img Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Nearly two months after an ex-employee accused Jonathan Bunce, also known as Jonny Dovercourt, of abuse, the Toronto music scene veteran has been reinstated as artistic director of Wavelength.Over Canada Day long weekend, allegations made by Dorice Tepley, a former-volunteer-turned-employee who was terminated from the music series and non-profit arts organization in 2015, surfaced on social media. She alleged that Bunce bullied and controlled her during her decade-long tenure with the non-profit.Wavelength’s 10-member board of directors took swift action and called for an independent inquiry into the allegations. Dovercourt was also asked to step aside.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Her brother, John Kidder, is in the N.W.T. capital with his wife, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, who is on the campaign trail for the upcoming federal election. But he had another purpose — fulfilling one of his sister’s final wishes.“In her will, she asked me if I would bring some of her ashes back to Yellowknife,” Kidder said. “She felt so strong and so proud of being a northerner all her life.”Former prime minister Pierre Trudeau arrives at the premiere of the film Louisiana with Margot Kidder in 1984 in Montreal. (Moe Doiron/Canadian Press)He was born in 1947 in Yellowknife, and his sister was born 51 weeks later. They lived in the city until he was about 4½ years old, before moving to Labrador City, where Margot also asked that her ashes be spread.“Because we moved so often, Margie and I were not just like brother and sister, but we were each other’s very best friends all of our lives, because for most of our life we were the only people we knew in any place we arrived,” Kidder said. Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook The brother of Superman actress Margot Kidder has returned to Yellowknife to spread some of his sister’s ashes in her “spirit home.”Kidder died in her home in Montana on May 13, 2018, at the age of 69. The actress, who was born in Yellowknife, was well-known for playing Lois Lane in the series of movies opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman.• Coroner rules actress Margot Kidder’s death a suicidelast_img read more

DEW has faith in TNA Audio

“If they win I feel they will be more democratic and they will also gradually move away from the separate state concept,” he said. He says the TNA will lead the council well and in the process they will also set an example for other provinces. The Minister also said that some politicians enter the fray to contest polls for money while the more intelligent people stay away.He said the upcoming elections should be used to identify that issue and bring about a change. (Colombo Gazette) Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Government Minister DEW Gunasekera feels the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will set a good example if it wins the Northern Provincial Council elections.Gunasekera said that the TNA  has a strong list of candidates contesting the polls headed by former Supreme Court Judge C.V. Wigneswaran. read more

Annan receives arms petition by onemillionth signer vows to transmit call onward

“I am honoured to receive this petition in recognition of the people in more than 160 countries who have supported it, and given it a million ‘faces,’” Mr. Annan said in accepting the call from the Control Arms Campaign, Amnesty International and Oxfam International, the International Action Network on Small Arms and the young survivor.The Secretary-General pledged to transmit the petitioners’ call for an international arms trade treaty to the President of the Review Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons, which is currently meeting at the UN to review a 2001 plan of action against the scourge. “It will be in their hands to decide the future direction of the initiative.”Irene Khan, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said the proliferation of small arms “has facilitated some of the most appalling human rights tragedy of our times, including genocide, ethnic cleansing, massacres, mass displacement, torture and ill treatment.” She blamed “hypocrisy, greed, and inaction of governments” for allowing the trade to continue.Ms. Khan pointed to the effect on women and children. “From the bedroom to the battlefield, whether killed by violent partners or raped at gun point, women and girls have paid a high price for the unregulated trade in small arms. Children as young as eight years of age have been drawn into conflicts as soldiers.” “Up to 1000 people a day die from gunshot wounds, and thousands more are injured,” the Executive Director of Oxfam, Jeremy Hobbs, said. “And for every person shot, there is a family left to fend for itself; a family left without a child; or a family that must now look after a relative with a serious disability.”The Million Faces petition is a photo petition from people in more than 160 countries who recognize the small arms issue and have signed and supported the initiative. Julius Arile, a Kenyan armed violence survivor, presented the Secretary General with the Million Faces Petition showing the many faces on the plaque. “I used my first AK47 (gun) at the age of 15. Small arms are dangerous. Guns have affected my life, have killed my friends and my brother,” he told the UN News Service. “This petition means a lot to me and the people of Kenya,” added Mr. Arile, whose brother died from gun violence and who has witnessed other numerous crimes caused by small arms. The armed violence survivor spoke of trading in his weapon in 2004 for money during a local peace agreement, “I am much better now, at that time when I surrendered my AK47, for a price, and then I went down and told my friends that these arms are no good, and to leave those guns.” In an appeal to delegates, he added: “I would like this UN conference to agree [to] global rules for small arms sales. We owe it to people like me from all over the world.” read more

Graduating students present gritty play about oil in Canada

For the final production of the regular 2017-18 season, Brock’s fourth-year Dramatic Arts students will tackle some hard-hitting Canadian issues.The DART 4F56 ensemble will present Len Falkenstein’s award-winning play Lac/Athabasca in the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre. The production, inspired by the Lac-Mégantic train explosion of 2013, tells the dark truth of the forces behind the disaster.Co-directed by Professor Gyllian Raby and student Mark Dickinson, the play premiered at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts on Thursday, April 12 and will continue nightly until Saturday, April 14.Audiences follow the train filled with explosive fuel as it journeys across time and place, beginning with townsfolk sharing their experiences of the tragic event and lamenting for the lives lost. The crowd is taken to tour the magnificent Athabasca glacier and meets workers at the oil sand companies in Fort McMurray, witnessing Canada’s exploitation of its land and peoples from the 1800s to now. The beauty and terror of these encounters reveal a Canadian dream as twisted as the train tracks that stretch across it.The DART 4F56 students unanimously picked the play not only because of its Canadian roots, but also because “it’s about something that matters,” says Raby. The production tells the story of the train explosion, but audiences can also “expect to see a First Nations story play out,” she says.“We were fortunate enough to be advised by Adrienne Smoke of the Six Nations and William Constant, a Cree mentor, to make sure we were approaching the Indigenous story correctly.”On a daily basis, Canadians are reading about the problem of oil and the exploitation of natural resources. Lac/Athabasca is a deeply Canadian play that provokes reflection on corporate greed, environmental policies and the future transportation of oil.In addition to Dickinson, the 2017-18 Dramatic Arts fourth-year ensemble features cast members Mackenzie Kerr, Adrian Marchesano, Sarah Marks, Michelle Mohammed, Tarndeep Pannu, Naomi Richardson and Kaylyn Valdez-Scott. Set construction is by Helena Ciuciura, costume design by Samantha Mastrella, properties design by Rebecca Downing, sound design by Jillian Wardell, lighting design by Meryl Ochoa, and projections design and production management by Chelsea Wilson, assisted by guest instructor and Brock University Dramatic Arts alumnus, James McCoy. The production team also includes Allie Aubry as stage manager and Candice Burn as head of publicity.Lac/Athabasca plays Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the MIWFSPA in downtown St. Catharines. Tickets are $5 (plus taxes and fees) from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre box office at 905-688-0722 or online. Tickets will also be available at the door. Limited parking is available onsite. read more

Mens basketball What to expect from Ohio State in 201718

The 2017-18 Ohio State men’s basketball team held its preseason media day Wednesday at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media EditorKnowing how the Ohio State men’s basketball team was going to perform each night the past two seasons was a mystery. This year, it might be even more difficult to predict.Ohio State held its preseason media day Wednesday with all seven returning players, plus Michigan transfer guard Andrew Dakich, before the team’s first official practice Saturday for the first season under head coach Chris Holtmann. With a fresh coaching staff and a roster full of new players, there likely haven’t been more question marks heading into an Ohio State season since former head coach Thad Matta took over the program in 2004. But despite all the program turnover and offseason storylines, the team goals haven’t changed.“I was definitely excited [for the season] because I felt that as a team, we didn’t leave it all out there on the table [last season],” senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said. “I wouldn’t say that overall goal hasn’t changed since coach Holtmann came, but the style was an adjustment from one coaching staff to another.”It’s difficult to know if Ohio State can actually compete with top programs this year, but based on depth and overall uncertainty, the logical answer would be “no.” Yet, if there’s a reason Ohio State can surprise teams and critics around the country, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop’s play could be it.After playing just nine games due to a season-ending leg injury last year, which led to a medical redshirt, Bates-Diop returns as perhaps Ohio State’s best two-way player. He said he hasn’t “felt this good in probably a year and a half, physically.”At 6-foot-7 and with a wingspan of more than seven feet, he has the ability to contest on the glass, defend on the perimeter and shoot over top of any defender.“I think I’m more consistent with my jump shot. I worked on a lot of the stationary stuff, so I kind of went back to basics, essentially with shooting,” Bates-Diop said. “And coming back, I worked on a lot of footwork and agility stuff just because my leg was weaker and I needed it. I think I’m better in a lot of areas.”Tate said he believes the team is talented enough to meet its goal, presumably being competitive in league play and improving significantly from last season’s dismal 17-15 finish without a bid to the NCAA Tournament, or even the NIT. However, the steps to get there have changed a bit.The first step for the team is learning an entirely new system. All the players who spoke Wednesday said Holtmann is a defensively focused coach. In the two hours per week the team can be with the coaching staff in the offseason, per NCAA rules, Holtmann has steered clear of working in the half court, instead focusing on transition defense and offense.“He’s big on defense,” Bates-Diop said. “All the details in everything. It just kind of opened our minds, essentially.”Sophomore center Micah Potter said the team is in better condition now than it was at this point last season, which could be a direct cause of the heavy work in transition.“If you remember back last year, there were a lot of games we lost by, like, one to five points,” Potter said. “I think being in shape will help us keep that focus and help us make those extra hustle plays that help us win those kind of games.”Depth at point guard is a major issue for Ohio State in 2017-18, with junior C.J. Jackson being the only true point guard on the roster. It is still unknown who is going to be the backup point guard, but all signs point to Jackson playing extended minutes. Tate, Dakich, Bates-Diop and redshirt senior guard Kam Williams have all been practicing as ball handlers. Bates-Diop said Williams is the most likely of the bunch to receive time at point guard. Williams said he expects to play some point guard this season.Including Bates-Diop, Ohio State returns three starters and because of depth problems will have to play inexperienced freshmen forwards Kyle Young and Kaleb Wesson and freshman guard Musa Jallow because of depth problems. The players raved about the maturity of the freshmen, which is important for the future of the program, but might not translate to victories in the intermediate.“We’re Holt guys. We’re Thad guys, but at the end of the day, we’re Holt guys,” Tate said. “We’re the start of this new tradition and coach Holtmann has let us know that there’s an emphasis on we’re going to be the building blocks for years to come.” read more

GCHQ codebreakers crack the cryptic code of Frank Sidebottom

It is famed for cracking the complex codes of malignant foreign powers.But in its ongoing bid to protect the country, GCHQ has turned its attention to cryptic matters of a different kind; the secret messages of Frank Sidebottom.They were initially stumped. But Britain’s finest brains have finally revealed that the creator of the giant cartoon character said things like: “Why does my nose hurt after concerts?”A GCHQ spokesperson said such challenges help the master codebreakers at the government’s listening station “build the skills we need to keep the country safe.”It is a turn of events that would have greatly amused Chris Sievey, the man behind the cult comedy hero.Sievey, who died in 2010, inserted cryptic symbols in artwork around the borders of various fan newsletters, football programmes and record and tape sleeves sent out to Sidebottom fans in the 1980s and 1990s. Frank Sidebottom's mystery code But even they were flummoxed, admitting they had absolutely no idea how to crack the code.That is until Sievey’s son, Stirling, recalled how his father would ask the children to fill an outer row with random symbols before Sievey inserted his code into the inner row.Mr Sullivan added: “It meant the outer row triangles is a complete red herring. Not only did he put a mystery out there, he made it deliberately impossible to crack.“By letting his kids add nonsense into the message, it deliberately obscures the chances of anybody – even top mathematicians – being able to crack it.“So I reported back to GCHQ that the outer ring is a red herring and then had an email one day saying, ‘Right, we’ve cracked it during a light-hearted training exercise.’” GCHQ told Mr Sullivan that Sidebottom “had a small but dedicated following” among its staff.Noticing some repeated pairs of symbols, the first word cracked by its team of top codebreakers was Sidebottom’s favourite, “bobbins”.The messages turned out to be a “combination of slightly autobiographical statements and silly statements about Frank’s world”, Mr Sullivan admitted.”Why does my nose hurt after concerts?” is believed to relate to the nose peg Sievey wore under Sidebottom’s giant head to give the character his trademark nasal voice.Another code translated as: “The Man From Fish EP is top secret” which is suitably baffling to even those who knew him best.”It was just an exercise in wilful absurdity, which is why he was doing it,” Mr Sullivan said.”But then all of his work was an exercise in wilful obscurity and absurdity. I think he loved the idea that he was putting communication out but people didn’t even know he was communicating.”He said GCHQ had “a great sense of humour about the whole investigation.”A GCHQ spokesperson said: “As the national authority for cryptanalysis, we’re sometimes sent codes which the team will test themselves with in their spare time.”They provide us with a great challenge and help build the skills we need to keep the country safe. Frank Sidebottom's paraphernalia  At the time, they were barely noticed by followers of the character with the giant papier mache head.But Sievey, from Manchester, told friends and family he was hiding very important messages in the code.When Steve Sullivan, the director, started making Being Frank; the forthcoming film about Sievey and Sidebottom, he took the rows of symbols to several codebreakers, but none could help. Frank Sidebottom’s mystery code Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He told BBC News: “My own attempts to crack it proved absolutely futile. I spent a while just looking at them going, ‘What could he be saying, what could this mean?'”But it was impossible to crack them, and it was entirely plausible that there wasn’t a code there and that he was just winding people up.”In an attempt to solve the mystery, Mr Sullivan eventually turned to GCHQ.Astonishingly, they agreed to look at the comedian’s seemingly impenetrable rows of shapes and symbols. “With its colourful drawings and striking patterns, this code caught our eye and it was satisfying to be able to break it.” Frank Sidebottom’s paraphernalia Credit:Frank Sidebottom’s paraphernalia  read more

GroundProbe slope stability monitoring achieves two million operating hours

first_imgGroundProbe’s Slope Stability Radar (SSR), a world leading mine slope stability monitoring system, has reached an impressive two million hours of operation – with 120 mines around the world contributing to the milestone. These SSRs safeguard mine assets by giving advanced warning of rock wall instability, allowing time to safely remove people and equipment from harm’s way.GroundProbe describes its SSR as “the international standard for open pit risk management. It is used by many of the world’s large miners. Since the first unit started monitoring to provide precise pit wall stability data, more than 120 SSRs have been deployed.GroundProbe’s global marketing manager, Lorraine Elsmore, said the large global community of SSR users chose the technology because of its proven reliability and technical robustness, and the calibre of support provided by GroundProbe. “The rate at which SSR monitoring hours are accumulating is ever increasing as more mines adopt this best practice in slope monitoring,” she said.“In the first half of 2010 alone, we sold 17 new radars in addition to supporting our customers with geotechnical and subsurface mapping expertise.”The list of GroundProbe SSR owners has expanded to include PT Adaro and PT Bayan’s Wahana mine in Indonesia, the Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea, Shenhua’s Zhungeer coal mine in China, as well as Diavik (diamonds) and Mont-Wright (iron ore) in Canada; and Ranger (uranium), Rolleston (coal), BMA CQO (coal), Newman and Area C (iron ore) in Australia.Some sites, such as Konkola Copper’s Nchanga mine in Zambia, have bought and comissioned a second radar. Moreover, additional SSRs have also been bought by Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen and Thabazimbi mines as well as the African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) and Norilsk Nickel 50% joint venture in Nkomati nickel mine in South Africa, Jwaneng (diamonds) in Botswana; and Rossing (uranium) in Namibia.Meanwhile in Chile, Anglo-American (Mantos Blancos and Mantoverde) and Kinross (La Coipa) have added GroundProbe SSRs, and copper giant Codelco has ordered a fifth unit for the Chuquicamata mine.“The accumulated knowledge and experience from operating these radars for most of the world’s leading mining companies, in locations all over the globe, is unparalleled and it is a value-add we provide to our customers through service, support and product development.”GroundProbeclaims “rugged construction for enhanced durability and extended operation in harsh environments, and a unique design to military specifications, ensure [its] provide the highest uptime of any mine radar monitoring system in the world.”The use of an integrated camera with the SSR has also proven to be of value to users, bringing data “to life” and adding to the technology’s geo-referencing capability.“GroundProbe’s SSR technology has already achieved outstanding success in the global mining industry, having detected numerous wall collapses with sufficient warning to evacuate people and equipment,” Elsmore said. “This milestone of two million operating hours reinforces GroundProbe as the benchmark in this field.”last_img read more

Dragons Den inventor in row with employer over trolley key

first_imgA MAN WHO pitched a universal trolley key on RTÉ’s Dragons’ Den has become embroiled in a row with his employers, who claim in an email that the product was developed on their premises while he was working for them.Ray Shannon, who is employed by Waterford-based Kel-Tech International, appeared on Dragons’ Den on 27 April.He pitched his invention, Trolkey, a key that opens supermarket trolleys for free, with Gavin Duffy backing the inventor.Following its appearance on Dragons’ Den, Trolkey’s online sales spiked.However on 7 May, Shannon was suspended by the company for, it claims, breaching his employment contract. In a letter sent to Shannon, seen by, the company asks for a meeting with Shannon, “to investigate the matter in more detail”. He has been suspended from Kel-Tech in what the company a “mere holding exercise” which is not disciplinary in nature.Kel-Tech states, as he is an employee, the company can claim entitlement to Trolkey’s intellectual property and future profits.In the letter to Shannon, the company alleges that the product was “developed in the course of [Shannon’s] employment with [Kel-Tech], using its resources and at its expense”, adding that it was developed during working hours and using company property.The letter adds that the Shannon’s holding himself as the owner of the Trolkey is “manifestly untrue”.Dragons’ Den investor Gavin Duffy claims that he “understands” that Shannon didn’t work on the product during working hours but “at home, at weekends”. He also claims that Shannon offered the Trolkey idea to Kel-Tech but that the company was not interested in developing it at the time.Shannon has been asked to comment on the matter.Kel-Tech could not be reached for comment.Read: Apple buys Dr Dre’s Beats for $3 billion in bid to boost online music presencelast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Monday

first_img Monday 18 Jun 2018, 4:56 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Faysal Durrani Jun 18th 2018, 4:57 PM Image: Shutterstock/Faysal Durrani No Comments EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day.1. #FLIGHT INTO ERROR: Passenger who was removed from Ryanair flight to Ibiza claimed that reports of a disturbance on board are “fake news”.2. #MICHAEL LOWRY: The trial of Independent TD Michael Lowry heard that a woman who was at his home when Revenue officers raided it feared she was going to be killed by burglars.3. #TRAFFICKED: Prostitution outreach service Ruhama said it supported 109 people affected by sex trafficking last year.4. #DALKEY: A woman was airlifted to hospital today after she fell at Dalkey Quarry at around 9am this morning.5. #LONDON: Three people died after being struck by a train in south London.Comments are off as legal proceedings are active in one or more of the above stories. By Garreth MacNamee Share Tweet Email 7,429 Views Short URL The 5 at 5: Monday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…last_img read more

Antipodes Festival seeking applications

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Antipodes Festival in Melbourne is seeking applications from stall holders, performers and umbrella events to be part of next year’s celebration of all things Hellenic. I’ve no doubt it’ll create interest, as it does every year, especially once we announce the main act.Glendi Co-ordinator Tony Tsourdalakis said the main event will be the Lonsdale Street Glendi, on the weekend of 5-6 March. “I’ve no doubt it’ll create interest, as it does every year, especially once we announce the main act,” he said, adding that he will be doing that in the next two weeks. He said he’s expecting around 30 – 40 stalls to fill Lonsdale Street, including community groups, food stalls and exhibitions. And he encouraged all sorts of entertainers to apply to perform at the Glendi. “It’s for people who want to be part of the actual program, whether it’s local bands, local artists, actors, dancing groups, all forms of entertainment to do with the Greek culture and heritage,” he said. While the Glendi coincides with Apokries (Carnivale), the period leading up to Lent, he said the festival was hosting umbrella events throughout the year. “For example, there’s a Cretan theatrical group that’s coming from Crete, and that’s happening in February,” he said. The Antipodes Festival was founded in 1987. Applications are open online until 4 February at read more

Greek SA College promotes trades

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Hands-on training and qualifications in bakery, hospitality and manufacturing are what’s being offered by a new training centre opened in South Australia this week at Greek Orthodox school St George College, in Thebarton. The training centre aims to provide students with a launch pad into the workforce after school. The Member for Adelaide and Employment Participation Minister Kate Ellis officially opened the St George Hospitality Skills Trade Training Centre at St George College which is expected to train 160 high schools students each year. Ms Ellis said the Trade Training Centre received $1.5 million from the Australian Government and was already paying huge dividends for the school, the students and the broader community since it first started operating in August 2011. “This state-of-the-art trade training centre is a magnificent addition to our schools system in Adelaide and a great asset for young people looking for rewarding full-time work after completing Year 12,” Ms Ellis said. “Labor’s Trade Training Centre program aims to increase Year 12 or equivalent attainment and improve student career options, particularly in skills shortages areas which students can opt to use as part of their curriculum.” “I congratulate all of those involved in making this project a success and applaud the commitment to improving the opportunities and training pathways for the young people of our community.” Member for Hindmarsh Steve Georganas said it was fantastic to see local input from principals, parents and tradespeople in delivering the important community project. “This trade training facility will provide industry relevant training in various industries, including qualifications in bakery, hospitality and manufacturing that will best prepare our students for the highly skilled workforce of tomorrow,” Mr Georganas said. “To date, under the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program over $135 million in funding has been approved for 47 Trade Training Centre projects, benefitting 139 schools in South Australia.” The Program is one of a number of Australian Government initiatives designed to improve the quality of schooling nationwide and build a highly qualified, well trained Australian workforce. Trade Training Centres are being established to help increase the proportion of students achieving Year 12 or an equivalent qualification and help address skill shortages in traditional trades and emerging industries. To date the Program has approved $1.2 billion to fund more than 370 projects, benefiting over 1070 schools around Australia.last_img read more

TCI Scotiabank Extension on Debt Relief Customer Program

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 31, 2018 – Providenciales – For customers still recovering from last year’s hurricane season, Scotiabank has announced the automatic extension of their Customer Assistance Program until the end of February.The program is a relief effort designed to help the Bank’s customers in the countries severely affected by the aggressive hurricane season.  Customers whose loan payments have been suspended will benefit from an automatic extension until February 28th, 2018, with no action required from the customer.  The suspension covers loan payments including mortgages, personal loans, credit cards and lines of credit.Although no payments are due before March, interest will continue to accrue during the payment moratorium and will be added to the end of the loan.  Customers with the ability to make monthly payments are encouraged to do so on a voluntary basis to minimize interest charges.Customers wishing to opt out of the program, or who wish to discuss their eligibility for refinancing or consolidating their debt are invited to call (649)946-5032.  Customers are also invited to contact the Bank to discuss any financial needs not included in the Customer Assistance Program.Scotiabank has been in the Caribbean for over 128 years, and had previously announced a donation of US$500,000 towards the relief effort as part of their contribution to the rebuilding exercise.  Half of this money will be channeled through the Canadian Red Cross that already has active societies in the affected communities, with the remainder being directed to initiatives supporting young people in these areas.Release: ScotiaBank Related Items:last_img read more

Coleman urges Everton to get back on track

first_imgEverton captain Seamus Coleman has called on his teammates to put Sunday’s 6-2 defeat to Tottenham behind them and focus on winning their next game.Everton suffered a humiliating 6-2 defeat at home to Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs, and Coleman has challenged the players to prove themselves in their next game against Burnley.“We have to get ourselves back on track, the confidence is still there,” he said. “We have some winnable games, but we know they are all tough,” Coleman told the club’s website.“We were looking forward to the game and to go 1-0 up was important, especially.“We could possibly have gone 2-0 up, too. If Dom’s goal had stood, it would have been difficult for them to get back into to the game.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The goal we conceded [to make it 1-1] may be affected us more than it should have.“Credit to Tottenham, they showed their quality, but we are disappointed.“I think the manner of the goals we conceded is most disappointing.“But we have a big game in a few days [against Burnley], so we have to pick ourselves up for it.”last_img read more