Injured Josh Hazlewood confident of making Australia return at World Cup

first_imgStrike bowler Josh Hazlewood is confident he’ll have plenty of time to recover from a stress fracture in his back before Australia’s defence of the World Cup in England later this year.The paceman, who has taken 72 wickets in 44 one-dayers, has been ruled out of the upcoming limited overs tour of India and the ODI series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates that follows.The 28-year-old quick said he would be having another scan on the damaged back that has kept him sidelined since mid-January in Sydney on Friday and was happy there would be plenty of playing opportunities to get match-fit before June.Hazlewood confident of playing a lot of cricket before World Cup”I think, working back (for) the World Cup mostly,” he told reporters on Thursday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where he helped Australia beat New Zealand in the 2015 final.”That’ll give me plenty of time to get fit for the World Cup and the Ashes.”There’s quite a long build-up … there’s still quite a lot of cricket I can get to before the World Cup actually starts.”It’s already been six weeks and, as I say, we’ll know more tomorrow, but everything’s feeling pretty good. We’ll probably start walk-through bowling in the next couple of weeks if all goes well.”Australia open their title defence in England with a group match against Afghanistan at Bristol’s County Ground on June 1.Also read | Rishabh Pant is still a work in progress: Deep DasguptaAlso Read | India and England will start ICC World Cup as favourites: VVS LaxmanAlso Read | Virat Kohli would have smashed me out of the park too: Shane WarneadvertisementAlso See:last_img read more

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Boris Johnson’s Nazi Olympics gaffe is a step too far

first_img Read more Vladimir Putin Adolf Hitler Russian oligarchs who are based in London and UK tax havens are the people that the UK should go for. Many are not the cosy families who wish to make their home here, as Theresa May would have it. They are hated in Russia even more than here, and investigating them for money laundering and tax evasion would be far more effective and conducive of building good relations with Russians than is the current focus on Putin.James PittYork• When Ken Livingstone compared a reporter to a concentration camp guard, it virtually finished his career. When Boris Johnson targets a superpower with the same sort of language, he retains his job. How long before the PM realises that Johnson is somebody who causes far more trouble than he is worth? I suppose it is too much to hope that Boris will wake up to the fact that he is not a reincarnation of Winston Churchill?Margaret SquiresSt Andrews, Fife• Join the debate – email guardian.letters@theguardian.com• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Boris Johnson Support The Guardian Theresa May Guardian Today: the headlines, the analysis, the debate – sent direct to you Russia Share on Pinterestcenter_img Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp letters Share via Email Conservatives Share on Twitter I have visited Russia around 40 times and have good friends and colleagues there. Over the years I’ve met many people from all parts of Russia, and feel I have some understanding of the country. I am increasingly dismayed by the jingoistic responses to the Salisbury attacks from the government and especially from the foreign secretary (World Cup will be like Nazi Olympics, says Johnson, 22 March). Most people in Britain do not seem to understand the historic nervousness of Russians to being encircled and invaded. Russians remember the second world war well, and the millions who died. For Boris Johnson to compare Putin to Hitler is about as foul an insult as anyone could devise. Theresa May’s talk about a new cold war serves no one’s interests apart from her own, and possibly those of MI6 and the armed forces. Share on Facebook Topics Share on LinkedIn World Cuplast_img read more

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Local juniors have their chance to shine

first_imgThe highlight of the day was when Westport and North Haven Public Schools got a chance to play a match on the main field at the stadium.The match, commentated on by Mixed Australian Open’s player Tony Eltakchi, started with seven players from each side before the every player ended up on the field, including a teacher from both schools. The players had the chance to run through the tunnel, play on the main field and have an audience watching from the stadium.North Haven teacher Hayley McCleary was one of the teachers who eventually took part in the match, and said that the children thoroughly enjoyed the day. “It’s really been well organised and we’re really fortunate to have the Under 18’s Nationals on showing the kids some good role models, good skills, good ability so that’s been fantastic,” Mrs McCleary said. While some of the children at North Haven started playing touch at the beginning of the term, some of them are very new to the game.But that didn’t stop them from having fun. “A couple of the kids it’s their first day today and they are absolutely loving it so I’m sure it’s going to make them want to play touch football.“The kids just absolutely loved it they thought it was great they couldn’t believe that they could run through the tunnel and come out and they had an audience watching them. It was great,” Mrs McCleary said. NSW Touch Development Officer Riley Sohier organised the event and was pleased with the turn out for the event. “There was nearly 500 kids out there today and 40-odd referees so it worked out really well and we’ve got some registrations so that’s ultimately what you want to have,” Sohier said. The event was the third gala day to be held in Port Macquarie and has grown in leaps and bounds since its establishment. 22 teams took to the fields in 2007, the gala day then grew to 28 last year and reached 45 teams in 2009.Sohier hopes that having the gala day in conjunction with the National Youth Championships attracted the players and the parents to watch a high level of touch and therefore continue their interest. “Hopefully there were parents that came along today that were probably ignorant of the fact of what touch is all about, they come along and I know a few of them wandered over here and watched the youth championships and kind of were amazed that there were teams from WA and Northern Territory and that it’s an international sport,” Sohier said.last_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea midfielder Palmer on way to Bristol City

first_imgChelsea midfielder Palmer on way to Bristol Cityby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Kasey Palmer is set to join Bristol City on loan. The 22-year-old is currently on loan with Blackburn Rovers, but has started just 10 of 26 Championship games this season.Palmer will become the Robins’ first signing of the January transfer window.Despite joining Chelsea in 2013, Palmer has yet to make a first-team appearance for the club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Saving Hope showrunner Adam Pettle discusses the decision to end the series

first_imgIt will be the end of an era for another Canadian television show on Tuesday as Saving Hope wraps production on its final season. After 85 episodes the doctors at Hope Zion will say goodbye with Season 5, slated to premiere on CTV in Winter 2017. The medical drama, which stars Erica Durance and Michael Shanks, averaged 1.3 million viewers in Season 4.If you’ve followed us here at The TV Junkies then you know we’re pretty big fans of Saving Hope so just like many viewers, we were curious about why the show was ending. Thankfully showrunner Adam Pettle was nice enough to take time out from wrapping up production and saying goodbye to answer a few questions about why now was the right time to end the series. If you’ll recall, Season 4 ended with a vengeful Tom Crenshaw (Rookie Blue‘s Travis Milne) pointing a gun and firing a shot at Alex (Durance) and Charlie (Michael Shanks). Pettle won’t give away the answer to that cliffhanger, but he did also give us a glimpse at what we can expect during the show’s final season.The TV Junkies: Ratings weren’t really a problem for Saving Hope so despite that, why is now a good time to end things? Facebook Twitter Adam Pettle: We wanted to end the series on a creative high note, and we felt that the story had run its course. We had a definite endgame in mind, and we felt the fans deserved to see the story close with a period, rather than an ellipsis. The ratings remained high throughout our entire run on CTV thanks to the incredible work and hustle of executive producer Ilana Frank and Co. And the support of our incredible audience. We believe that Season 5 and the series finale will not disappoint our loyal ‘Hopefuls.’ If we’re wrong, well at least we won’t be around to field the letters…!TTVJ: Do you think in five seasons that you’ve been able to fully explore the stories you wanted to tell or the stories [co-creator] Morwyn Brebner and Co. wanted to tell from the onset?AP: I think that our 85 episode run has given us enough track to tell the story we set out to tell. Morwyn Brebner always said that Saving Hope couldn’t be too romantic. The Alex and Charlie love story has definitely formed the spine of all five seasons of the show. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

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CLASS OF 2017 TORONTOS EXCITING UPANDCOMING FEMALE ARTISTS WITH BEA SANTOS

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Facebook Toronto is a magnet for aspiring young artists hoping to make it in the big smoke. Most days it feels like the 6ix is positively bursting at the seams with young artists, designers, filmmakers, actors and comedians busting their humps to make their dreams come true. She Does The City chatted with some of the most exciting and talented up-and-coming artists living and working in Toronto to find out what inspires them, how they deal with setbacks and what stops them from jacking it all in and getting a normal job.For this installment, we caught up with, Bea Santos.SDTC: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you and what do you do? BS: I’m Bea and I’m an actress living and working in Toronto.It can be tough to forge a career as an actor. What has stopped you from quitting and doing something more stable?Firstly, I’ve always gone back to the fact that if I quit, I know I’d just spend my life dreaming about acting and I’d be more miserable than if I was trying without success. So that’s helped. Secondly, I’ve just felt it hasn’t been time to quit yet! I’ve seen people quit their creative pursuit after just a few years of trying, and that’s such a tragedy; it feels like they haven’t even given it a proper go. Thirdly, I would be terrible at an office job. I’d be trying to put on plays all the time and they’d fire me for not getting all those spread sheets in. That’s what happens in an office, right?Did you always know you wanted to be an actor? What did you want to be when you were a teenager? Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Scotiabank CEO USMexico breakthrough is a positive relieves ambiguity

first_imgTORONTO – Scotiabank’s CEO believes this week’s breakthrough in trade talks between the United States and Mexico is positive for the bank as it relieves some of the lingering uncertainty about the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement.“We look forward to the next piece of NAFTA being solved, hopefully in a number of weeks, with Canada’s inclusion,” chief executive Brian Porter said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters after the bank’s third-quarter results were released.“To have Mexico and the U.S. reach some sort of an agreement, that’s a very positive development. As an organization, we’re a believer in the free movement of people and goods across markets and we’re looking forward to the next stage in the negotiations.”Porter said he wouldn’t speculate on whether there will be a three-way deal by the end of this week to meet a U.S. deadline.“The market has been hyper focused on the U.S., which is fine, but they sometimes forget what’s going on in other parts of the world,” Porter said.He added that Scotiabank’s Mexican banking operations performed exceptionally well in the second quarter and Chile, where Scotiabank now owns the third-largest bank, is on track to have four per cent growth in gross domestic product.Scotiabank has been on a multi-billion-dollar spending spree in recent months, focusing much of its attention on Latin America.It purchased a 68 per cent stake in Chilean banking operation BBVA Chile for $2.9 billion, in a deal that closed in the most recent quarter.Costs related to international acquisitions — primarily a $320-million provision for acquired credit losses — pushed down the Scotiabank’s third-quarter profit to $1.94 billion.Overall provision for credit losses — or the money set aside to cover bad loans — it increased to $943 million, compared with $573 million a year ago, due to the BBVA acquisition. That was partly offset by a lower provision in Canada.Scotiabank said its third-quarter profit amounted to $1.55 per diluted share, down from $2.10 billion or $1.66 per diluted share a year ago.The bank’s adjusted earnings, which excluded the acquisition-related items, were $2.26 billion or $1.76 per diluted share in the quarter, up from $2.12 billion or $1.68 per diluted share a year ago.The adjusted earnings just beat analysts’ expectations for a profit of $1.75 per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Scotiabank’s international division experienced double-digit growth in loans and earnings in the Pacific Alliance countries — Mexico, Peru, Chile, and Colombia — and solid credit quality, Porter told analysts Tuesday.“Our financial performance in Mexico was very strong again this quarter, reflecting positive economic growth and strong demand across all products,” Porter said.Overall, Scotiabank’s personal and commercial banking businesses — which generate 80 per cent of its overall earnings — delivered strong growth and improved returns, Porter said.The global banking and markets division, he added, delivered consistent results compared with last year.Scotiabank’s Canadian results were driven by asset growth in personal and commercial banking, credit cards, auto finance and mortgages as well as wider margins and improved credit quality, Porter said.The Canadian banking segment reduced its provision for credit losses to $181 million in the three months ended July 31, down from $224 million in the 2017 third quarter.Scotiabank’s Canadian wealth management operations are also undergoing a number of changes since the divestiture of HollisWealth last year.It bought Canadian investment manager Jarislowsky Fraser for $950 million in February and announced a big play to expand its customer base in May with a deal to acquire physician-focused financial adviser MD Financial Management for $2.5 billion, which is expected to close this fall.Along with its third-quarter results, Scotiabank announced Tuesday that its quarterly dividend will rise by three cents to 85 cents per share, payable Oct. 29.Companies in this story: (TSX:BNS)last_img read more

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Sri Lanka Pakistan Maldives hold antiterror exercises

Foreign military delegates from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and South Africa witnessed the exercise and lauded professionalism of Pakistan Army. (Colombo Gazette) So far Pakistan Army has conducted joint exercises with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, China and Jordan to enhance combat efficiency, a military statement said. Pakistan Army Chief, General Raheel Sharif visited the National Counter Terrorism Training Center (NCTC), in the town of Pabbi and witnessed the Pak-Sri Lanka-Maldives Trilateral Exercise “Eagle Dash-I”, the statement said.General Raheel Sharif underscored that such exercises will consolidate the special relationship between three forces and help eliminate terrorism from the region. The Pakistan military said a large number of friendly countries have requested Pakistan Army to organize training for their troops in the state-of-the-art Counter Terrorism Training Center in view of the successful anti-terrorism campaign codenamed “Zarb-e-Azb.” Sri Lankan and Maldives troops have joined Pakistan in anti-terror military exercises in the country’s northwest, Pakistan military said.The two-week long exercise was focused on counter-terrorism operations and sharing of field combat experience of the three armed forces, the Xinhua news agency reported. read more

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Pension plans should prepare for low returns CD Howe report suggests

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 7, 2015 10:51 am MDT Last Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 11:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Pension plans should prepare for low returns, C.D. Howe report suggests OTTAWA – Retirement savers and pension funds should be prepared for lower investment returns than they had before the financial crisis, a report by the C.D. Howe Institute suggests.Report authors Steve Ambler and Craig Alexander project a one per cent rate of real return for risk-free investments will form an anchor for the returns on other investments including bonds and stocks.And while Alexander said that would imply a three per cent return on three-month treasury bills if the Bank of Canada maintains its two per cent inflation target — which would be well ahead of where rates are today — it would be below where it was before the financial crisis and even lower than in the 1990s.Three-month treasury bills currently earn around 0.42 per cent, however the yield on the same investment was more than four per cent as recently as 2007.“Today, pension managers would be thrilled with such a return on highly liquid, sovereign-grade assets, and it may seem odd discussing such a high rate at the moment,” said Alexander, a former chief economist at TD Bank.“Nevertheless, long-term investors, like pension funds, have a multi-decade investment horizon, and the analysis tells us they need to be braced for lower returns than in the past.”The report noted that an investor hoping to earn a seven per cent annual return won’t be able to do that without taking at least some risk. And with a lower risk-free rate than in the past, that means taking more risk to earn the same return.The report said the lower risk-free rate will be due, in part, to the impact of the aging population that will weigh on the rate of growth in real income per capita.With growth in real income per capita expected to average at an annual pace between 0.75 and 1.35 per cent over the next couple of decades, that means the real return on risk-free investments can only be counted on to be close to one per cent, the report said.Alexander acknowledged that the real risk-free rate today is below the pace of real per capita income growth, but said if economic theory is validated that will change.“The level of rates today are remarkably low, they are unsustainably low and ultimately there’s going to have to be a rebalancing, but when that rebalancing happens the level of rates is not going to go up to anything like we had before,” he said.“What it is telling you is that returns on a balanced diversified portfolio could be something in the range of four to six per cent and that’s probably lower than many pension funds are hoping for.”Note to readers: This is a corrected story: A previous version misspelled ‘Institute’ read more

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Corruption feeds and sustains spiralling wildlife and forest crime – UN anticrime

The joint statement by the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, and the Secretary-General of Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) John Scanlon, was released during the Sixth Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP6) to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), running through the end of the week in St. Petersburg, Russia.The statement highlights corruption as an enabler of wildlife and forest crime and expresses its concern that, as it spirals and is fuelled by corrosive corruption, this crime can impede progress on the newly-adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).“As the world turns to realizing the new development agenda with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, we are concerned that spiralling wildlife and forest crime, fuelled by corrosive corruption, can impede vital progress,” the joint statement said.The SDGs specifically address illegal trade in wildlife through two Targets under Goal 15 and a Target under Goal 16, specifically addresses reducing bribery and corruption in all their forms.The joint statement was issued almost five years since the International Forum for Tiger Conservation was held in St. Petersburg, which also launched the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC). The event built momentum for the growing recognition that the Tiger faces a desperate struggle for survival in all its habitats and as well as the planet’s biodiversity everywhere.In their statement, Mr. Fedotov and Mr. Scanlon said “corruption feeds and sustains wildlife and forest crime, as well as many other crimes including terrorism and extremism.”“For the criminals to succeed, customs officials must be bribed to look away; logging and hunting licenses forged; and poachers set free due to obstructed prosecutions,” they said. “Thanks to corruption’s deadly touch, the natural wealth of countries is being stolen, efforts to eradicate poverty paralysed and development efforts greatly hindered.”“We are united in the belief that, by addressing corruption and bribery, we can deal a significant blow to all those involved in this transnational organized crime,” the statement said.The statement noted that “central to this work is the ratification and implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption” but that “more needs to be done to encourage every country’s complete implementation of the Convention.”“Wildlife and forest crimes are serious crimes and they must be treated as such by nations willing and committed to disrupting the international criminal networks that supply this disastrous illegal trade,” the statement said.Mr. Fedotov, in a separate statement to a side event on “Addressing the nexus between illegal wildlife and forestry trades and corruption,” said: “This is our shared planet. Stopping wildlife and forest crime is our shared responsibility.” read more

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You aint seen Dutton yet Mens lacrosse goalkeeper on a hot start

At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Ohio State freshman goalkeeper Greg Dutton is rarely overshadowed physically by opposing players. As the men’s lacrosse season has progressed, Dutton’s play between the posts has also been tough to overshadow. The All-American goalkeeper out of Calvert Hall College High School in Baltimore has burst onto the college lacrosse scene, garnering two Rookie of the Week awards in the Eastern College Athletic Conference, playing a significant role in the Buckeyes’ No. 17 ranking. The freshman got his first start against Mercer in the second game of the season, which was played inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The experience is one Dutton recalls vividly. “It was pretty nerve-racking,” he said. “It was packed in there with everyone close to the field, but it was just a great atmosphere to play in.” Despite his nerves, Dutton surrendered just two goals in a 20-2 Buckeye blowout. Since his first start, Dutton says, he has settled down and grown into his role on the team, as he continually looks to improve his game. “I need to keep working on my leadership,” he said. “As a freshman, you’re just trying to learn your role but I need to keep earning the respect of my teammates.” Coach Nick Myers said the pieces are in place for Dutton to progress in his role as a leader. Aside from Dutton’s frame, Myers said leadership was one thing that stood out to him while recruiting Dutton in high school. “He started as a sophomore in arguably the best (lacrosse) conference in the country,” Myers said. “He had great voice in the cage and he was just a great leader.” Though Dutton’s play speaks loudly, he has a low-key demeanor off the field. OSU senior captain Bryce Woodson said he barely noticed Dutton at first. “I didn’t really notice him until he stepped on the field because he’s kind of a quiet guy,” Woodson said. “But his play and the way he carries himself really speaks to his character.” That does not, however, mean Dutton is estranged from his teammates. “He’s gained more confidence in himself and became more comfortable around the guys,” Woodson said. “He’s opened up more but he’s still the same, strong player he was when he got here.” The transition from life in Maryland to life in Ohio, albeit a challenge at first, is one that Dutton said he has savored. Listing the large campus lifestyle as a primary reason for attending OSU, Dutton says he has adjusted. Striking a balance between academics and athletics, Dutton also has managed to see his family on a fairly regular basis and says he is now settling into a solid routine. Though lacrosse is a household sport in Maryland, Dutton says the Columbus area stacks up well, and there has not been a major gap in enthusiasm from lacrosse followers. One aspect of Buckeye culture does puzzle Dutton, though. “A bunch of guys see me and just think of the whole ‘bro’ thing, and I think that is an odd phenomenon right now,” Dutton said, laughing, as he pointed to his blond mop top. “I’ve had a lot of comments like that because of my long hair, but I’m just a normal guy.” Trying to stay “normal” as the laurels continue to pile up might seem like a challenge, but Dutton remains humble. Of all the accomplishments he has racked up, the one that sticks out for him is concrete and simple. “My greatest accomplishment,” he said, “is just getting the opportunity to play at Ohio State.” read more

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Mens Basketball No 15 Ohio State handles Youngstown State 7556 despite cold

Ohio State Chris Holtmann talks to his team during the Syracuse game on Nov. 28 at the Schottenstein Center. Ohio State lost to Syracuse 72-62. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorFacing the second-worst team on Ohio State’s schedule in a Schottenstein Center that was nowhere near capacity, it appeared everyone was looking over the Buckeyes’ matchup against Youngstown State.Apparently, so was Ohio State.After falling behind 14-2 to start the game, the Buckeyes failed to get anything going for the first 20 minutes, trailing the Penguins 25-22 after a first half that saw Ohio State shoot 24.1 percent from the field and not make a 3 until the end of the first half.It took a comeback in the second half against the No. 322 team in the country, according to KenPom, for the Buckeyes to defeat the Penguins 75-56 to get Ohio State’s 10th win of the season.After its lowest scoring half of the season, Ohio State came out and scored 53 points in the second half, outscoring the Penguins by 22 to take the win by a comfortable margin.The Buckeyes ended up shooting 46.4 percent on the night, making 70.4 percent of their shots in the second half including 4-of-8 from 3.Ohio State started its comeback effort with a 10-0 run to give the Buckeyes their first lead of the game with 17:02 to go in the second half. The first seven points of the run came from sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, who finished an and-one play to tie the game at 27.Wesson finished the game with a team-high 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting, 26 of which came in the second half, and 7 rebounds. His 31 points set a new career high, which he previously set in the Buckeyes’ past game against Bucknell. Wesson was a perfect 8-of-8 shooting, and 10-for-11 from the free-throw line in the second half.Youngstown State started the game with a 12-point lead after the Buckeyes missed their first seven shots from the field. But Ohio State quickly came back with an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to 16-13, seemingly ending the Penguins hopes at the major upset.But Youngstown State didn’t waver, holding the lead for the rest of the first half and out dueling Ohio State in the battle of poor shooting after both teams shot below 40 percent in the first half.Penguins freshman guard Darius Quisenberry led all scorers with eight points in the opening half, connecting on 4-of-7 shots from the field.The Buckeyes missed 13 of their final 16 attempts to end the half down three. Youngstown State did not take full advantage of Ohio State’s lackluster shooting, missing 16 of their 20 attempts down the stretch to close the first half with a one-score lead.Ohio State ended the opening half on a high note after senior guard C.J. Jackson hit the team’s first 3 of the night with nine seconds remaining. The shot was the first of 11 to drop from behind the arc for the Buckeyes in the game, and Jackson’s first made bucket of the night.Jackson ended the game with 11 points, seven rebounds and a team-leading seven assists.With the Buckeyes up 16, Youngstown State began to make some shots to put some pressure on the lead. But freshman guard Luther Muhammad stopped any progress made by the Penguins, scoring eight consecutive points for Ohio State to put the team up 61-45.Muhammad ended with 11 points on the night, tied for second-most on the team, all but one of which came in the second half.On the game, Ohio State made five of 19 from 3-point range, the team’s worst performance from deep on the season since Nov. 20 against Samford when the Buckeyes made three 3-point shots in 20 attempts.No. 15 Ohio State heads to Chicago to face UCLA in the United Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday. read more

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Buxton residents revolt over interruptions to free spring water supply

first_imgFor centuries, locals have prided themselves on the free supply of spring water emanating from an ancient well in the historic spa town of Buxton.But angry residents are in revolt after repeated, often lengthy breaks in the supply, prompting fears that the perk, enjoyed for generations, might be lost for good.More than 11,000 people have signed a petition following regular closures of St Anne’s Well in the Derbyshire town.They warned that the supply should not be tampered with and claimed there was not enough transparency from the local council as to the real reasons for the stoppages.Iami Ravenstone, known as Gary, who launched the “Buxton Water Scandal” petition, said: “We as residents of Buxton have a right to know what is happening to our natural water source. It never used to need such frequent maintenance so why does it now? Buxton mineral water, discovered to have healing qualities by the Romans, is filtered downwards through a mile of limestone and sold throughout the UK for around 50p for 500ml.It is available to residents via the stone Lion’s Mouth spring in the centre of the town.The local authority is obliged to maintain public access to the natural spring water under the Enclosure Act of 1772. Buxton water is sold throughout the UKCredit:Heathcliff O’malley Buxton water is sold throughout the UK However, High Peak Borough Council said the multi-million pound regeneration project to restore Buxton’s landmark Pump Room and Grade I-listed Buxton Crescent to its former glory had forced the repeated disconnection of the supply.It was recently interrupted for nine days as workmen tried to reconnect the water to the Pump Room.The move proved a step too far for many frustrated residents, some of whom blamed Nestlé, which owns the contract to bottle and sell the water from the Buxton source.Mr Ravenstone raised fears that something untoward was going on, suggesting that Nestlé and the local council had been “elusive” on the matter and may be hiding something.High Peak MP Ruth George vowed to investigate, saying: “I will ask the council directly for the reasons why the water supply at such a well-known Buxton landmark keeps being interrupted.”I will emphasise that as far as possible the well should be allowed to flow and to be used by everybody.”High Peak Borough Council insisted the closures were simply a result of work to assess what needs to be done to reconnect the water to the refurbished Pump Room.“We would like to reassure residents and visitors to the town that it has never been the Council’s intention to turn off the supply to the lion’s mouth permanently,” it said in a statement. “We are confident that, once we have determined the best way to provide the new outlet, the supply to the St Anne’s Well will be disrupted much less frequently.“The Well is the responsibility of the Council and the arrangements with Nestlé are separate from, and do not affect, the supply to the lion’s mouth.”A spokesman for Nestlé Waters said: “High Peak Borough Council manage the water supply and maintain the free access at St Anne’s Well, Buxton. Nestle Waters have a license agreement with the Council to bottle water from the Buxton Source.“St Anne’s well is a vital part of the Buxton community and we firmly believe people should continue to have free access. We will continue to work with the Council and play our part to ensure Buxton natural mineral water source is available for future generations to continue to enjoy.” 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.last_img read more

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Verizon Wireless expands 4G network is your town listed

first_imgVerizon Wireless has announced an expansion of its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network into a number of key metropolitan areas.  The carrier’s 4G network promises download speeds of 5-12 Mbps which are 10 times faster than Verizon’s current 3G network which only offers download speeds between 0.6-1.4 Mbps. Verizon also states that their 4G network will improve real-time responsiveness resulting in the reduced delays and buffering.The 4G expansion on Thursday, May 19th will include a number of metropolitan areas. We’ve compiled a list so you can quickly scan for your town:Fairfield and New Haven Counties, Connecticut(Fairfield) Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, North Stamford, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport(New Haven) Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Cheshire, Derby, Hamden, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, Orange, Prospect, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, WoodbridgeFayetteville-Lumberton, North Carolina and surrounding areasFort Bragg, Pope AFB, Rockfish, Spring Lake, Wade, Eastover, Vander, Hope Mills, St. Pauls, Raeford, Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Red Springs, and Lumber BridgeGreater Chicago areaAlgonquin, Ill., Aurora, Ill., Bartlett, Ill., Batavia, Ill., Bristol, Ill., Chesterton, Ind., Chicago Heights, Ill., Country Club Hills, Ill., Crest Hill, Ill., Crete, Ill., Crystal Lake, Ill., Dundee, Ill., Dyer, Ind., East Chicago, Ind., Elgin, Ill., Elwood, Ill., Flossmoor, Ill., Fox Lake, Ill., Frankfort, Ill., Gary, Ind., Geneva, Ill., Glenwood, Ill., Griffith, Ind., Hammond, Ind., Highland, Ind., Hobart, Ind., Hoffman Estates, Ill., Ingleside, Ill., Island Lake, Ill., Joliet, Ill. and Lake in the Hills, Ill.Gainesville, Florida and surrounding areasDowntown, The University of Florida, Arredondo, Paradise, FairbanksTallahassee, Florida and surrounding areas–          The State Capitol Complex, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Killearn, Bradfordville, Norfleet and WoodvillePensacola, FloridaDenver, Colorado and surrounding areasHighlands Ranch, Broomfield, Golden and ParkerPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas including New Jersey(New Jersey) Woodbury Heights, Blackwood, Runnemede, Voorhees, Moorestown, Cinnaminson, Mount Laurel and Delran(Pennsylvania) Newtown, Richboro and BuckinghamMontgomery, Alabama and surrounding areasPrattville, Millbrook, Wetumpka, Shorter, Tallassee, Troy, Tuskegee, US Hyundai automobile plant, Maxwell Air Force Base, Tuskegee University, Troy University and Alabama State UniversityVerizon Wireless hopes to expand its 4G footprint to cover half of the U.S. population, 185 million, by the end of the year.Be sure to check out Verizon Wireless’ Twitter page to keep track of any additional 4G communities going live on Thursday, May 19th as they come in.last_img read more

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Representative of UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR Pays Courtesy Call on

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 11, 2017 – Nassau – Simone Schwartz-Delgado, Senior Regional Protection Officer/Caribbean Protection Unit, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Washington, D.C. paid a courtesy call on Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration, the Hon. Brent Symonette at the Ministry’s offices, December 7, 2017.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)last_img read more

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Baby rhino set to make public debut at Zoo Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A baby rhinoceros will make its public debut at Zoo Miami this weekend.Since being born in April, the greater Indian one-horned baby rhino has been in seclusion bonding with its mother and adapting to its surroundings.Now, the rhino is ready to be shown to the world.The mother and her baby will make their public debut Friday morning, when the zoo will host a gender reveal party.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Restrictions in Jammu lifted curbs to continue in some places

first_imgSRINAGAR: Restrictions imposed in Jammu have been completely lifted but curbs will continue in some places in Kashmir for a while longer, a senior Jammu and Kashmir police officer said on Wednesday and emphasised that the situation is totally under control. There have been no major injuries to anyone, Additional Director General Munir Khan said. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us He added that there a few pellet injuries in the Valley but those have been treated. “Restrictions imposed in Jammu have been completely removed. They will continue in some places of Kashmir for some time,” he told reporters. According to Khan, there were localised incidents in various parts of Srinagar and other districts in the Valley. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us But these were contained and dealt with locally. “Our biggest endeavour is to ensure there is no civilian casualty,” he said. Asked about the number of people detained, Khan said he would not talk about individuals. “In a law and order situation like this, there are different kinds of detention. Preventive detention to ensure the established miscreants do not vitiate the peaceful atmosphere. So you have to take preventive steps,” he said. Advertise With Us Jammu and Kashmir Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal, who also addressed the media, said the overall situation remained calm in the state. “Further relaxations in prohibitory orders have been given in a large number of areas, including in Srinagar, and these relaxations will continue to be given till this afternoon,” he said. On all other fronts — civil supplies, national highways, airport, medical facilities — the situation was normal, Kansal said. “Local authorities, as before, are keeping a close watch on the situation and offering relaxations wherever the situation warrants it,” he said. The clampdown came into force on August 5 when the Centre stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and bifurcated it into the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.last_img read more

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ASEAN body asks for arms embargo on Myanmar

first_imgASEAN lawmakers receive briefing at Kutupalong Transit Centre, Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh on 22 January 2018. From left, former Thai MP Rachada Dhnadirek, former Indonesian MP Lena Maryana Mukti, Singaporean MP Louis Ng and Malaysian MP Charles Santiago. Photo: APHRASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) Wednesday laid stress on imposing arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Myanmar and its senior officials respectively to create a safe environment for returning of Rohingyas to their homeland from Bangladesh.“I think it’s time to impose an arms embargo on the Myanmar army, including targeted sanctions against the generals who are behind these atrocities,” said APHR chairperson and Malaysian MP Charles Santiago.He also sought a role from India, China and Russia who sell arms to Myanmar, reports UNB.Addressing a press conference in a city hotel, chief of the APHR fact-finding mission said it is their [India, China and Russia’s] arms and bombs which are being used against Rohingyas.Santiago also sought steps to deploy peacekeeping force to oversee the movement of Rohingyas.He said Rohingyas should be consulted in repatriation process and they should be given clear idea about the content of the deal between Bangladesh and Myanmar.“Rohingyas are nowhere in discussion. They should be given a clear idea about the repatriation agreement and its content,” Santiago said.He said without presence of peacekeeping force repatriation will be difficult, in other words, he said, it will be almost impossible. “Repatriation should be safe and voluntary.”The APHR chairperson urged the members of ASEAN member countries to exert pressure on Myanmar to resolve the crisis.“It’s no more a Myanmar issue, it’s a regional issue now having impact on ASEAN countries. It has become an ASEAN problem,” he said mentioning various dimensions of the issue including security risk in the region.Sharing their experience, he said Rohingyas want to get back their citizenship before they return to Myanmar.“It’s chilling. It’s absolutely shocking. Something must be done,” the APHR chairperson said sharing his horrific tales of tortures the Rohingya people faced.Singaporean MP Louis Ng and former Thai MP Rachada Dhnadirek also spoke at the press briefing.“It’s really painful. These stories should be shared throughout the world. All should speak up for Rohingyas,” Louis said in an emotional voice.The APHR completed its four-day fact-finding mission on Wednesday through sharing their findings and placing recommendations.In the midst of proposed repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar, lawmakers from ASEAN countries came to Bangladesh to assess the situation, potential regional responses, and what is needed to push their governments and the wider international community into action.During the mission, MPs have visited the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar and met with a wide variety of stakeholders, including from the parliament and government.They also met UN special envoy on Myanmar Yanghee Lee and discussed the overall situation.The lawmakers shared their observations from the mission, as well as recommendations for what ASEAN and regional governments can do to address the crisis and promote sustainable long-term solutions that respect the rights of Rohingya refugees.Earlier on 16 January, Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a document on ‘Physical Arrangement’ which will facilitate return of Rohingays to their homeland from Bangladesh.The ‘Physical Arrangement’ stipulates that the repatriation would be completed preferably within two years from the commencement of repatriation.The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has said the necessary safeguards, as of today, for potential Rohingya returnees are absent, and there are continued restrictions on access for aid agencies, the media and other independent observers.At the same time, refugees from Rakhine State continue to arrive in Bangladesh, it said.“UNHCR remains prepared to work with both governments towards finding a long-term solution to this crisis in the interest of the refugees themselves, of both governments, the host community in Bangladesh and all communities in Rakhine State,” UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday.last_img
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Bangladeshis held in Malaysia for illegal business

first_img28 Bangladeshis held in Malaysia for allegedly running illegal businessTwenty eight Bangladesh nationals were arrested by the Malaysian Immigration Department as they were allegedly running an illegal homestay business in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, reports the online version of Malaysian English daily the Star.Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali said a raid was conducted on Thursday night based on reports in the media about the illegal business.“We found that seven different companies were simultaneously carrying out the homestay business without permits,” he said in a statement on Friday.He said the foreigners who ran the companies rented 20 apartment units for long term in order to run their business.“The rooms are then rented out for as low as RM150 and payments are only made in cash.”“All of the detainees have been held for not having proper travel documents,” he said.A total of RM29,000 in cash along with various documents related to the illegal business was also seized.last_img read more

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3 women die after taking liquor

first_imgMunshiganjThree women, including two siblings, died after taking excessive liquor at Hosendi in Gazaria upazila in Munshiganj on Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased are Chameli, wife of Mantu, her sister Chaina and their aunt Josna, of Sundarganj upazila in Gaibandha upazila.Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Gazaria police station said, Chameli and her husband Mantu used to work at ‘Khan Shipyard’ as cleaner and lived inside the shipyard.On Friday night, Chameli, Mantu, Chaina and Josna drank liquor at their house.Later, Chameli, Chaina and Josna fell sick after taking excessive liquor. They were taken to Gazaria Health Complex around 12:00pm on Friday.The physicians shifted them to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where they died in the morning.However, the condition of Mantu is stated to be critical.last_img read more

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