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Huawei launches slick P8 and huge P8 Max phablet

first_imgChinese tech major, Huawei launched its new flagship handset, the P8 at a packed event in London. In addition, the company also launched a larger phablet variant of the P8, called the P8 Max for buyers looking for more real estate, with essentially the same features of the original P8.As expected, the company dropped the Ascend moniker with its new flagship, and decided to go solo with the naming. The Ascend P7 will therefore be the last handset from the company sporting the Ascend moniker.Notably, Huawei is looking to take on the likes of Samsung and Apple with its new flagship handset, the P8. The company highlighted two key points that would go a long way in making the P8 stand out, and rival the Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge and the iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus head on: design and camera, at the event.Let’s take a brief look at their specifications one by one. The flagship P8 handset features a metal unibody design (6.4 mm thickness) with a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS LCD display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protective covering. It is powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 930/935 64 bit Octo Core chipset clocked at 2GHz with 3GB RAM.The P8 comes in two internal memory variants: 16GB and 64GB with both supporting expandable storage via micro-SD. The device runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box with the company’s own Emotion UI on top.It sports a 13MP rear autofocus camera with optical image stabilization and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. There is also an 8MP front-facing camera. The handset supports 4G LTE and Huawei’s new ‘Signal+ Technology’ which is said to connect with network roaming services around three times faster than the average handset.advertisementIt is backed by a 2680 mAh battery.The P8 Max on the other hand is a larger phablet avatar of the original P8 wherein most of the specifications remain the same.The key difference is that the P8 Max features a larger 6.8-inch display with the same full-HD resolution and a larger 4360 mAh battery. Also, instead of an 8MP front camera it sports a 5MP shooter on the front.The P8 has been priced at Euro 499 (16GB) and Euro 599 (64GB) in the UK. The P8 Max on the other hand is priced at Euro 549 (16GB) and Euro 649 (64GB).last_img read more

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first_imgAlso on the agenda would be finding a new sponsor for the Also on the agenda would be finding a new sponsor for the IPL after PepsiCo expressed its desire to end the association, reportedly owing to the disrepute brought to the game following the IPL scandal. The BCCI will try to have negotiations with the company and persuade them to continue. Manohar, who was elected last Sunday unanimously as the new president at the Board SGM after the sudden demise of incumbent Jagmohan Dalmiya on September 20, is also expected to tell the members in detail about the slew of reforms he had announced at the media conference soon after being anointed as the new chief. Manohar had announced setting up of an Ombudsman or Ethics Officer, among many other things, with a view to clean up the Board and make its working transparent in public domain. The incident of bottle throwing by a section of the irate crowd at Cuttack during the second India-South Africa T20 International is also expected to come up for discussion. Manohar has already asked for a full report of the incident from the Odisha Cricket Association. PTI PM MRM MRMlast_img read more

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Netherlands down India 3-1 in Hockey World League Final

first_imgIndia plunged to a second loss in three matches, going down 1-3 to the Netherlands in their final Pool B match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Stadium on Monday.Mink van der Weerden broke the deadlock in the 36th minute. Mirco Pruijser (43rd) and Roel Bovendeert (54th) scored the next two goals for the European champions while Chingnelsana Singh (47th) scored the solitary goal for the 2014 Asian Games champions.With this loss, India are certain to finish fourth in Pool B with one point, while the Netherlands (seven points) are assured of the top spot. World Cup 2014 bronze medallists Argentina (three) and Olympic champions Germany (two) will face each other in the other match later tonight.It was a game that India played well in the first half but lost focus thereafter. They failed to create opportunities, looking passive, particularly in the final 30 minutes.But their opening was bright with chances falling for both sides in the first quarter.Sardar Singh passed it to Dharamvir Singh on the right flank and the latter cut into inside the box for Ramandeep Singh, whose tap in went straight on to goalkeeper Jaap Stockmaan.Later, Manpreet Singh’s drive from the top of the circle found a receiver in Danish Mujtaba, who ran out of space to produce a lethargic and inaccurate shot.The Dutch also spilled their chances, Billy Bakker and Valentin Verga combining well but failed to pass the Indian defence, that was good in man-to-man marking.advertisementJeroen Hertzberger’s pass from the left was too early for Constantin Jonker in another good opportunity that went missing for the silver medallists of the 2012 Olympics and 2014 World Cup.The second quarter was more about possessional play as the teams operated through the flanks with India’s captain Sardar Singh and Bakker from the Netherlands being in the thick of the things.Birendra Lakra and visiting captain Robert van der Horst were also active.In the 23rd minute, India’s Chingnelsana had a good chance to break the deadlock but couldn’t capitalise. The first two quarters remained goalless.After the 30-minute break, the visitors were more organised as they played with purpose and precision.Due to a messy defending from Lakra, the Dutch were awarded a penalty corner which was converted by van der Weerden. He fired a grounder to the right of Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, who was beaten for both pace and space.The Netherlands doubled their lead as Pruijser fired from close range after being set up by van der Weerden, who covered a fair amount of distance.India responded well as experienced striker S.V. Sunil made a quick entry into the circle and forced a foot foul from a defender, thereby earning a penalty corner in the 47th minute.Chingnelsana pounced on a rebound to make it 1-2 after Rupinderpal Singh’s flick was blocked by Stockmaan.But the Netherlands regained their two-goal cushion as Bovendeert clinically finished from the right after a brilliant build-up play by Bakker in the 54th minute.After conceding the goal, India tried their best with Akashdeep and Ramandeep getting two good chances but they failed to find the equaliser.last_img read more

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Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth storms into quarter-finals, faces world no. 3 Lin Dan

first_imgIndian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth edged past Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark in his round-of-16 match at the Olympics here on Monday.World No.11 Srikanth defeated World No.5 Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19 in 42 minutes at Rio Centrio here.This was the 23-year-old Indian’s second win over the European champion in four matches.In a hard-fought first game, both shuttlers started on a attacking note but it was Srikanth who managed to maintain the lead with some body-line smashes.Jorgensen, bronze medallist in the 2014 World Championships, gave a tough fight at the end but it was the Guntur lad who proved superior and clinched the first game 21-19. (RIO 2016 FULL COVERAGE)In the second game, the Denmark player upped the ante and played a disciplined game to maintain the lead from the start.But the second game was an example of Srikanth’s tenacity and patience. By virtue of his exceptional defensive skills, the Dane managed to stay in touch with the Indian.After the mid-game interval Jorgensen turned the tables and did not allow Srikanth to dominate.But with some swift court movements, the Indian diminished the lead to stay at 17-17 and then took one-point lead to make 19-18 before wrapping up the game to advance into the quarter-finals.Srikanth had entered the pre-quarterfinals after topping the Group H.In the quarter-finals, Srikanth will face an enormous task of beating two-time defending champion and five-time world champion Lin Dan of China.Later in the day, P.V. Sindhu will face Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei for a place in the women’s singles quarter-finals.advertisementlast_img read more

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Will joint ice hockey team warm up frosty Korea relations?

first_imgWinter Olympics This video has been removed. This could be because it launched early, our rights have expired, there was a legal issue, or for another reason. South Korea Olympic team Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Support The Guardian For decades, the Olympics have shunned politics, hoping to keep the Games focused on sport rather than world affairs.But while this year’s women’s ice hockey team from Korea has been assembled under the banner of promoting peace among neighbours technically still at war, the political message is undeniable.For the first time, competitors from North and South Korea will play in a unified team, a plan cobbled together by representatives from both governments during discussions at the demilitarised zone that separates the two countries.The two sides have come a long way since Seoul hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988, where North Korea refused to attend and bombed a Korean Air flight in the months before the Games in an attempt to scare the international community. Thirty years later, the Games are a tool for rapprochement rather than confrontation. The team will make its Olympic debut on Saturday when it faces off against Switzerland in what is expected to be a difficult match. While the combined team is not ranked internationally, South Korea was already the biggest underdog before the addition of less experienced players, and only qualified as the hosts.The move has been highly controversial at home. Many in South Korea have protested against what they see as a deeply unfair arrangement, where players that had trained for years were forced to make way for less experienced players from the North in the name of politics. “The best description is that there are mixed feelings, it’s not a wave of euphoria,” said Prof John Delury, of Yonsei University in Seoul. “Generally there’s a positive view on [the] overall concept of North Korea participating in the Olympics, but on the details there are high levels of ambivalence, or some sense of unfairness like with hockey team.”The team now has 12 North Korea players, although only a few will participate in each game, and many fears have been soothed since the original announcement. “The chemistry is better than I could have expected,” Sarah Murray, the team’s Canadian-American head coach, told reporters this week. “When I heard they were joining our team I thought worst-case scenario, we are going to be separate, our players are not going to talk.” A stunning display as the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang – video news The combined team must use at least three North Korean players each game out of a total of 22, according to an agreement with the International Olympic Committee. During the team’s debut, a friendly against Sweden where they lost 3-1, four North Korean players suited up for the game.They will don jerseys emblazoned with with word “Korea” over a light blue silhouette depicting a united Korean peninsula, and use a white flag with the same outline. The team will use the acronym COR, an abbreviation for Korea in French, a co-official language in the IOC.‘’The head coach that [North Korea] brought, he has been amazing and without him we could not be doing what we are doing. He is very open to suggestions,” Murray said. The team has exposed a few fundamental differences between players from two countries that have been divided for over 70 years. Players from the North and South use different words for terms like “pass” and “shoot”, with South Koreans using English terms and North Koreans deploying Korean words.While tensions have cooled since North Korea agreed to send a delegation to the Games, a senior official warned only so much progress can be made through sport.“Sport exchanges can only continue to grow when political circumstances improve,” said Chang Ung, the sole North Korean representative to the IOC. International Olympic Committee South Korea Winter Olympics 2018center_img Reuse this content Topics North Korea Share on Facebook Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Ice hockey Share on Pinterest Share via Email … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Trans Tasman

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) and Touch New Zealand (TNZ) are pleased to announce that the two countries will hold three Trans Tasman series in the lead-up to the 2011 World Cup.In a meeting held last week between the two nations in New Zealand to discuss the development of the sport, the countries agreed to the re-introduction of the Trans Tasman series.Colm Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of TFA, said “It is a wonderful joint initiative of which has been long overdue. The agreement will greatly improve the marketability of the sport and ensure higher representation for our elite players to strive for”. Joe Sprangers, Chief Executive Officer of TNZ was equally ecstatic of the announcement. Joe said “The Trans Tasman series is a great sporting rivalry that New Zealand is committed to continue. Touch New Zealand is proud to be able to offer and be associated with the Trans Tasman series”.Although unconfirmed, initial indications are that a series will be held in April in Australia in 2009 with the return leg held in New Zealand in November 2009. The third series will be played in 2010 at a venue and timeframe to be communicated in time.Although some time off, the Trans Tasman series will have players and spectators salivating at the prospect. The two champion teams have not faced each other since the World Cup in South Africa in 2007. The two sides have also not met on Australian soil since 2002. Many long-serving Australian stalwarts have yet to play a game on home soil and will grasp the opportunity against the best in the world.More information will be provided in due course, but if you have any enquiries, do not hesitate to contact your respective national sporting organisation. Related Filestrans_tasman-pdflast_img read more

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2016 Volunteer of the Year announced!

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CBS Sports Releases Way-Too-Early Top 25

first_imgtrevor lawrence throws a pass during alabama-clemsonnSANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season ended two days ago, but we’re already seeing a flurry of early top 25 rankings for next season.The newest one comes courtesy of CBS Sports. Dennis Dodd handles the rankings for them during the season, and he has unveiled his early top 25 list.Clemson and Alabama are 1-2, as expected. There are four SEC teams in the top 10, and three in the top five.Here is Dodd’s top 10:ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaLSUOklahomaOhio StateOregonFloridaNotre DameMichiganAs you can see, it is a lot of the usual suspects. LSU at No. 4 might be most intriguing, as it gives the SEC three teams in the top four.Dodd is also buying into big jumps in Year 2 for Oregon’s Mario Cristobal and Florida’s Dan Mullen.You can view Dodd’s full top 25 here.last_img read more

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Delhi gets cheapest electricity in country

first_imgNEW DELHI: Nearly six months before the scheduled assembly polls in Delhi, in a pre-election sop, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that electricity in the capital would be free for those who consume less than 200 units a month while those who consume between 201 and 400 units would be given a 50 per cent subsidy by the state government. This major relief to electricity consumers has come to effect immediately, meaning the new scheme has been implemented from 1st August itself. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderUpto 200 units of electricity will be free in Delhi from Thursday, Arvind Kejriwal announced on Thursday. Any consumer consumed power between 201 and 400 units will be at half price as the Delhi government will provide 50 per cent subsidy, he added. “Delhi is supplying the cheapest electricity in the country today. In Mumbai, 200 units cost Rs 1400, Delhi will pay zero. Mumbai pays Rs 3310 for 400 units, Delhi pays Rs1075. Bangalore pays Rs135p for 20p units, Delhi pays 0. For 400 units, Bangalore pays Rs 2910 and Delhi only pays Rs 1075. Gurgaon pays Rs 975 for 200, Rs 1820 for 400 units. Noida pays Rs1310 for 200 units and for 400 units, almost Rs 2500. In Amritsar under congress, Rs1318 for 200 and for 400 units, it is Rs 2700,” said the Chief Minister. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsTracing the journey of major electricity sector reforms in Delhi, CM Kejriwal claimed that when his government was formed four and a half years ago, the electricity sector was in a complete mess. “Today electricity consumers are getting 24×7 electricity at cheapest rates in the country, discoms financial health has improved considerably, electricity infrastructure has been strengthened beyond imagination and people no longer need inverters and generators in Delhi,” he said. He also talked about how the party fought against the Congress party for electricity bill hike. “In 2013, we had launched a movement against exploitative electricity bills. Whichever house we would go to at the time, people would show use their bills that went into thousands for 100-200 units of consumption. During our 49-day government in 2014, on 8 or 9 February an interesting incident occurred,” he said. CM Kejriwal also said that in the Congress regime electricity distribution companies were in such financial distress that they didn’t have any cash left to continue operations. “They gave us an ultimatum that if the government doesn’t give us a certain sum to bail us out, Delhi will face a blackout the next day. They said they don’t have any money to purchase electricity,” said the Chief Minister. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that earlier Delhiites faced four major electricity problems such as each year Delhi’s power tariffs would be hiked arbitrarily. When asked about the allegations of giving “freebies” before the election, Delhi CM Kejriwal questioned, “Nobody says anything if the VIPs and big politicians get free power. Why deprive the common man? Am I wrong in taking this step.” The CM’s announcement came a day after the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) also reduced the burden on consumers by reducing fixed charges for most domestic connections by up to 84 per cent. CM Kejriwal had congratulated the citizens and said this was the fifth straight year that power tariffs were not raised. DERC kept the energy charges the same for all categories, except for those who consume more than 1,200 units per month. A household whose electricity consumption crosses 1,200 units a month will have to pay 25 paise extra per unit and will be charged Rs 8 per unit.last_img read more

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CMW 2018 announces Hall Of Fame inductees at Canadian Music Broadcast Industry

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Canadian Music Week has announced the first round of 2018 inductions to the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame, who will be honoured at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, May 10, at Rebel Nightclub in Toronto.This week, CMW announced David Farrell, who has covered the music industry for over four decades with his publications The Record and website FYI Music News, will be one of this year’s inductees. In addition to his industry coverage, Farrell is also credited as one of the founders of the festival and conference, which is now in its 36th year.“David has always had a strong voice in the music industry, especially when it comes to delivering to the latest and most important news, says CMW President Neill Dixon. “I am very excited and honoured that David is being inducted into the 2018 Canadian Music Industry Awards Hall of Fame at CMW, the event that he helped start.” “Being honoured by my peers in this way is beyond anything I could or would have asked for, and I’m grateful for those who have appreciated what I have done,” says Farrell. “It’s wonderful to be rewarded with an acknowledgement that my crazy life has, after all, meant something to the community that I’ve tried – for all these years – to serve in a meaningful, consistent way.”In September, CMW announced Montreal radio DJ Robert “TooTall” Wagenaar as the first inductee for 2018, who retired from the mic after 40 years at CHOM 97.7 FM. To celebrate his career and Hall Of Fame induction, CHOM threw a retirement party for the “Made In Canada” host at Montreal’s Club Soda, featuring performances from Sam Roberts, The Pursuit Of Happiness, and video tributes from Alex Lifeson, Tom Cochrane, Blondie, Raine Maida, DMC, Gil Moore, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Party in a Parka this Sunday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Party in the Parka, the outdoor winter celebration is back for the third year, hosted in partnership with the City of Fort St. John and the Evangel Downtown.Celebrate the Christmas Season right downtown, this event is being held Sunday, December 16th from 5 pm – 9 pm at the green space located beside Evangel Downtown (100 Street and 100 Avenue).Live music, dancing, fun activities, inflatables, sledding hill, mukluk skis, free food and drinks. There are tickets available for a Polish Christmas Feast at 7:15 seating ($10perperson). For more information see the FB Event Page CLICK HERElast_img read more

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United States India and Japan raised concerns on Hambantota deal

India is in advanced talks with Sri Lanka to operate an airport near Hambantota port. (Colombo Gazette) The US$1.5 billion port opened in 2010, but was incurring losses due to lack of commercial activity. The United States, India and Japan had raised concerns on the Hambantota deal with China, the Reuters news agency reported.Sri Lanka formally handed over commercial activities in its main southern port to a Chinese company on Saturday and received US$292 million out of a US$1.12 billion deal, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. The deal, signed in July, will see China Merchants Port Holdings, handling the Chinese-built Hambantota port on a 99-year lease. The port is near the main shipping route from Asia to Europe and likely to play a major role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Both sides then agreed to redraw the deal and the Chinese firm will now hold a 70 per cent stake in a joint venture with the state-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority, part of a plan to convert US$6 billion of loans that Sri Lanka owes China into equity.Sri Lanka has said the Chinese firm will invest an additional US$600 million to make Hambantota port operational and US$1.12 billion from the deal will be used for debt repayment.Government and diplomatic sources told Reuters that the United States, India and Japan had also raised concerns that China might use the port as a naval base. Ports Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has said the Government will receive another 10 per cent, or around US$100 million, in a month and another US$585 million in six months.An initial plan to give the Chinese firm an 80 per cent stake triggered protests by trade unions and opposition groups, forcing ministers to make some revisions that limit China’s role to running commercial operations while the Government retains oversight of broader security issues. read more

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Burundi Security Council backs transitional government calls for ceasefire

In a statement read out at an open meeting by the Council President, Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser of Mexico, the 15-member body endorsed the legitimacy of the transitional government headed by President Pierre Buyoya, which was established according to an agreement signed by parties to the conflict in Arusha, Tanzania on 28 August 2000. The Council paid tribute to signatories of that agreement, and particular tribute was paid to President Buyoya. The Council called on rebel groups still fighting to lay down their arms immediately and emphasized that, while the transition was moving ahead according to the established timeframe, “time is of the essence for the rebels finally to join the peace process.” The Council also welcomed efforts to normalize relations between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It encouraged swift implementation of efforts to ensure the territory of the DRC was not used for attacks on Burundi, and for the withdrawal of Burundian troops from Congolese land – measures agreed to in a joint statement the two States issued on 7 January. In a briefing on refugee matters earlier today, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Ruud Lubbers, told the Security Council that if a ceasefire could be effected across Burundi, hundreds of thousands of Burundians currently in Tanzania and elsewhere would seek to return home. Some 600,000 Burundians are currently living as refugees in East, Central and Southern Africa while another 600,000 remained voluntarily displaced inside the country. read more

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Kodak says its ending production of acetate film base cutting 61 jobs

by The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2013 7:14 am MDT Kodak says it’s ending production of acetate film base, cutting 61 jobs AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Eastman Kodak Co. says it’s ending in-house production of one of the key components of camera film and cutting 61 jobs.The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports ( ) that Kodak plans to shut down its acetate base manufacturing operations next week. Light-sensitive chemicals are spread on the acetate base for photographic film.Kodak spokesman Christopher Veronda told the newspaper the company has an inventory of acetate base that’s expected to last years, and is looking at options for external supply beyond that.Because of the discontinued acetate base work, Kodak filed a notice with the state Labor Department earlier this month indicating it would be laying off 61 workers by the end of August. read more

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Puerto Rico Classic struggles part of the process for Ohio State mens

The Ohio State men’s golf team wrapped up the Puerto Rico Classic with a 13th place finish out of 15 teams, but coach Donnie Darr said the score did not reflect the team’s overall performance. After starting off the tournament shooting a 16-over score of 304 in Sunday’s first round at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, the Buckeyes improved their score each of the next two rounds, shooting a 294 and 290, respectively. Overall, the 24-over score of 888 “didn’t really give a true indication of how well we played,” Darr said. “It’s just the process, and the guys are working hard. They’re doing the right things and the more reps we get in this spring, I think the better we’re gonna play,” Darr said. “I’m not at all surprised that we improved each day.” Leading the way for the young OSU team was freshmen Max Rosenthal, who compiled a score of 4-over 220 for the tournament. He had the team’s low round for the first two rounds with a 74 and 70, respectively, and shot 76 in the final round to finish T-36 overall for the tournament. Rosenthal said his ball striking was solid each round, but his short game and chipping from 40-60 yards from the hole wasn’t working too well. He said not being able to practice the shots within 60 yards on a regular basis is tough because of the amount of touch needed for each. Freshman Michael Bernard, who led the Buckeyes in the final round, finished T-39 overall. Bernard, like most of the rest of the team, improved his score each day with rounds of 77-74-70 for a 5-over score of 221. “I played a lot of good golf this week, but there’s just a few mistakes that I need to clean up. But it’s early in the season,” Bernard said. Bernard had four birdies in a five-hole stretch from numbers 7 through 11 in the final round. He also started off 5-under through his first 10 holes in Sunday’s first round, but shot 10-over in the final eight holes for a 77. The main problem facing OSU throughout the week was the “visually intimidating” golf course itself, the River Course, Darr said. The “typical island-resort type golf course,” Darr said, featured water hazards on nearly every hole. Visit for the rest of this story. “At times, we let some of the visual stuff bother us, a lot of loose shots and it turned into a lot of balls in the water that we normally wouldn’t hit if we were in midseason form,” Darr said. “Visually, it’s very difficult and very demanding that you stay focused and stay committed to your targets, and that’s ultimately just where we struggled.” On the other hand, a good indication of the team’s performance was the number of birdies throughout the week. OSU collected 50 birdies during the three days. “We made a lot of birdies, and making birdies is difficult when you haven’t been practicing outdoors and you don’t have the confidence that you’re used to having because you’ve got a lot of reps in,” Darr said. “So for us to be able to make as many birdies as we made down there, I thought that was a great sign.” Sophomores Boo Timko and Grant Weaver also improved their scores each day. Timko shot 76-74-73 to finish T-47, and Weaver shot 79-76-71 to finish T-55. Alabama took home the title, finishing with a 33-under 831. Northwestern led the four Big Ten Conference teams with a sixth-place finish at 1-under 863. OSU will return to action for the Seminole Intercollegiate March 15-17 at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla. read more

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Pope slammed for likening refugee centers to concentration camps

Pope FrancisThe AJC issued a statement asking the pontiff to reconsider his “regrettable” choice of words.“The conditions in which migrants are currently living in some European countries may well be difficult, and deserve still greater international attention, but concentration camps they certainly are not,” said AJC CEO David Harris.“The Nazis and their allies erected and used concentration camps for slave labor and the extermination of millions of people during World War II,” he said.“There is no comparison to the magnitude of that tragedy.”The Vatican’s web site said Francis was speaking off the cuff when he said the refugee camps are like “concentration camps, while international agreements seem to be more important than human rights.” “I don’t know if he was able to get out of that concentration camp, because the refugee camps — many — are concentration (camps), because they are so crowded with people,” the Pope said in Italian. Rome (CNN)  Pope Francis has drawn a rebuke from the American Jewish Committee after he likened European refugee centers to “concentration camps.”The Pope was speaking to migrants at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Saturday about a man he met at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedScores killed as boat sinks off coast of ItalyOctober 3, 2013In “World”Trump says US will not be a migrant campJune 19, 2018In “World”Migrant children: Trump promises to ‘keep families together’June 20, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Help improve truck operator training with your input to a brief survey

first_imgMines are doing business in a different world today. In addition to price volatility, environmental, political and other challenges, there are significant challenges in hiring people to be haul truck operators. For those fortunate enough to find people, retention is becoming an issue, as people job-jump for more money at other mines. These factors make it critically important that mines take a fresh look at how they are training new operators and retaining existing ones. VISTA Training has put together a brief survey, which aims to explore the issues. Contact to participate.The issues to be examined are:What training tools and strategies are mines are employing to train new haul truck operators?What factors are they seeking to address when training haul truck operators?How much of an impact is computer-based training (CBT) having on training programs used by mines?How are mines currently measuring the effectiveness of their operator training programs?How could these programs be improved?last_img read more

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Polish Cup F4 Kielce and Wisla are ready for the final

← Previous Story Jakov Gojun to Fuchse Berlin Next Story → Veszprém beat Szeged for Hungarian Cup Polish Cup F4 will be held this weekend in Warszawa. The Polish capital will host the big rivals from Kielce and Plock, who are big favorites in the semi-final clashes…Górnik Zabrze – Vive Tauron Kielce17:30Orlen Wisła Płock – KS Azoty Puławy 20:00FinalSunday, 17.30 hrs

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Another fatality in Kiev protests as minister warns peace efforts futile

first_imgONE MORE UKRANIAN protester who was severely wounded in clashes with riot police has died in hospital, Kiev officials have confirmed, bringing the official death toll from the unrest to three.“He had severe injuries, underwent several operations, but died in hospital,” a spokeswoman of Kiev medical department told AFP.According to nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party, the victim was 45-year-old Roman Senyk, who was badly injured in his lungs Wednesday during clashes with police.According to protesters, this is the sixth fatality in the clashes.A protester prepares to throw a tire onto a fire during clashes with police in central Kiev this morning. [Sergei Grits/AP/Press Association Images]The death comes as the Ukrainian interior minister warns that efforts to solve the country’s deadly crisis without using force were “futile”.Activists say the conflict risks spiralling into another bloody confrontation if President Viktor Yanukovych chooses to use force to end the well-fortified two-month-old protest camp in the capital.Overnight, demonstrators hurled Molotov cocktails at police who responded with stun grenades and rubber bullets, AFP correspondents said.The exchanges on Grushevsky Street in Kiev lacked the ferocious intensity of those earlier in the week, but will raise concerns about the sustainability of the truce brokered by opposition leader and world champion Vitali Klitschko in place since early on Thursday.With tensions rising in Kiev as hundreds poured into the protest zone this morning, Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko bluntly warned that the use of force was possible.“The events of the last days in the Ukrainian capital have shown that our attempts to solve the conflict peacefully, without recourse to a confrontation of force, remain futile,” he said in a statement.Accusing the mainstream opposition of failing to control radicals, Zakharchenko said the authorities now had information that the protesters were “hoarding firearms” at their headquarters. Opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko addresses protesters on Thursday [Sergei Chuzavkov/AP/Press Association Images]But in a sign of a possible split within the ruling Regions Party over how to deal with the crisis, Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov said that talks could be the only solution.“There can be only one solution to the political crisis — a peaceful one. Any use of force is unacceptable,” said Akhmetov, an ally of Yanukovych and bankroller of his party.“The only way out is to move from street confrontation to negotiations,” he added in a statement released by his SCM holding company.Kiev has been buzzing with rumours that Yanukovych plans a state of emergency to put down the protests once and for all, even though the president has assured the EU he has no plan to do so.Further ratcheting up the tensions, the interior ministry called on protesters to free two policemen who it said had been captured and held in the Kiev city hall which has been occupied by protesters for the last weeks.The opposition has denied the claim.(Youtube: AFP)But in a clear threat to storm the building if they are not released, the interior ministry said it demanded the officers’ immediate liberation.“If this is not fulfilled then the police will have to carry out measures to free those captured,” it said in a statement.In another conspicuously-timed move, President Viktor Yanukovych appointed a new head of the Kiev city administration, sacking previous incumbent Olexander Popov who had been blamed over violence against protesters last year.The epicentre of the crisis — Ukraine’s worst since 1991 independence — was relatively calm early this morning, but hundreds of protesters were still at the scene with the security forces on the other side of their lines.- © AFP, 2014Read: Two killed in Ukraine clashesExplainer: What exactly is going on in Ukraine?last_img read more

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He did grab me by the head Second woman accuses Joe Biden

first_img Tuesday 2 Apr 2019, 8:05 AM ‘He did grab me by the head’: Second woman accuses Joe Biden of inappropriate touching Biden’s spokesperson has lashed out at the “smears” the ex-Vice President faces. Image: SIPA USA/PA Images JOE BIDEN’S SPOKESPERSON has lashed out at “smears” he said the former US Vice-President faces as a second woman has accused him of inappropriate touching.Two women in the past week have now gone public to recount how Biden allegedly inappropriately touched them years ago.With that, scrutiny on his history of unwanted contact has surged as he considers a presidential campaign.Biden’s spokesperson pointed to doctored or misleading photos that have circulated the internet for years spotlighting what the 76-year-old Democrat himself describes as a “tactile” campaign style.“These smears and forgeries have existed in the dark recesses of the internet for a while,” Biden’s spokesman said in a statement, referring to images that show Biden being overly familiar with women and children. Short URL Apr 2nd 2019, 8:05 AM Share162 Tweet Email center_img 22,669 Views By Hayley Halpin Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article And to this day, right-wing trolls and others continue to exploit them.‘It wasn’t sexual’The push back comes as Connecticut woman Amy Lappos said he inappropriately touched her at a 2009 political fundraiser when he was vice president.“It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head,” she told Connecticut’s Hartford Courant newspaper. He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.Lappos (43) said she never filed a complaint because she believed it would go nowhere.However, she said she was aware of the line of decency and respect that should have been honoured.“Crossing that line is not grandfatherly,” she said.It’s not cultural. It’s not affection. It’s sexism or misogyny.The fresh allegation comes as former Nevada state lawmaker Lucy Flores last week accused Biden of planting a “big, slow kiss” on the back of her head as she waited to take the stage at a campaign rally five years ago.She recalled being “mortified” over the incident.Biden issued a statement on Sunday saying he would respectfully listen to women who accused him of misconduct. However, he added that in his decades of public life, “not once – never – did I believe I acted inappropriately”.Biden has had a reputation for awkwardly touching the wives, mothers or daughters of senators during swearing-in ceremonies. He came under criticism for massaging the shoulders of Ash Carter’s wife in 2015 as her husband was sworn in as Secretary of Defense.Photographs of that incident have circulated online so frequently that Stephanie Carter posted a column on Sunday saying Biden was merely “a close friend helping someone get through a big day, for which I will always be grateful”.Biden has yet to declare his candidacy in the 2020 presidential race. However, he is already the early favorite to win the Democratic nomination and challenge Donald Trump.Includes reporting by – © AFP 2019 50 Comments Image: SIPA USA/PA Imageslast_img read more

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