Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen Yufei

first_imgWorld No. 5 PV Sindhu reached her maiden final of the season when she outclassed 2nd seed Chen Yu Fei in the women’s singles semi-final of Indonesia Open Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta on Saturday.Sindhu, the fifth seed, put up a dominant display to thrash the reigning All England champion Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 in just 46 minutes. Sindhu will take on 3rd seed Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday at the Istora. Notably, Yamaguchi had stunned top seed and World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in straight games in the first semi-final.This is Sindhu’s 5th win over Chen Yu Fei 8 meetings. Meanwhile, Sindhu enjoys a dominant head-to-head record against her Sunday’s finalist Yamaguchi. In 14 meetings on the BWF tour, Sindhu has beaten the Japanese shutteler 10 times and has clinched 4 straight wins — a dominant run that dates back to August 2018.Superrrrrr Sindhu!!!What a performance from the World No 5 @Pvsindhu1, dominated the proceeding to reach the finals of #BlibliIndonesiaOpen2019 defeating World No 3 #ChenYuFei 21:1921:10.Way to go, Girl!Go for Gold!#IndiaontheRise #badminton Media (@BAI_Media) July 20, 2019Sindhu started slow, losing 3 straight points in an error-prone opening display against Chen Yu Fei in the semi-final. There were long rallies in the first game and Yu Fei looked like she would run away with the game when she was leading 18-14.However, Sindhu started a remarkable comeback with an overhead cross-court drop that got the Istora crowd going. There were chants of “Sindhu Sindhu” as the Indian shuttler came up with an aggressive display of badminton to take the first game 21-19.advertisementWith drift playing a big part at the Istora, Sindhu received a huge psychological boost by winning a closely-fought first game.Sindhu once again started the 2nd game on a bad note, giving away 4 easy points to Chen Yu Fei but it was one-way traffic after the Indian shuttler found the rhythm. Sindhu had 11 match points, Yu Fei delayed the inevitable but Sindhu made sure she clinched a resounding win by converting her 2nd match point.Sindhu has been in fine form in the ongoing Super 1000 tournament. The Indian shuttler outclassed her familiar foe Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-final in straight games on Friday.Sindhu inches closer to maiden title of 2019Sindhu had been struggling for consistency in the ongoing season but the world number 5 seems to have benefitted from nearly a 2-month break after the early exit at Australia Open in June.Bidding to win her first title of 2019 at the prestigious tournament in Jakarta, Sindhu said a title in Indonesia will boost her confidence for the remainder of the season.Speaking to reporters after the quarter-final win on Friday, Sindhu had said: “I am hoping, definitely. I want to win this tournament. It will give me a lot of positivity and belief to go further. Taking it step by step for now.”Sindhu is the only remaining Indian contender in Jakarta as the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth exited the tournament before the business end. There was disappointment in the doubles circuit as well for Indian shuttlers.Also See:last_img read more

338 Residents of Manchester Receive Free Cataract Surgeries

first_imgStory Highlights He lauded the Patel Family Foundation for not only helping with the annual Cataract Camp, but also for helping to renovate the Alexandria Hospital in St. Ann. The surgeries were made possible through a collaboration between the Florida-based Mind, Body and Soul Ministry (MBSM) and the Kiran and Pallavi Patel Family Foundation. This is the fourth year of the health mission to Jamaica. Free cataract surgeries were performed on 338 residents of Manchester, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth from April 21 to 23, at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.The surgeries were made possible through a collaboration between the Florida-based Mind, Body and Soul Ministry (MBSM) and the Kiran and Pallavi Patel Family Foundation. This is the fourth year of the health mission to Jamaica.Co-founder of MBSM, Horace Morgan, said his organisation was created to make a difference in the lives of those who are underserved.He lauded the Patel Family Foundation for not only helping with the annual Cataract Camp, but also for helping to renovate the Alexandria Hospital in St. Ann.Mr. Morgan recalled the initial telephone contact with the Mandeville Eye Clinic, describing it as pleasant and receptive. He said his message was properly relayed to the Consultant at the Ophthalmology Department, Dr. Gavin Henry, and their subsequent conversation has led to a great relationship since then.“They are a great team; we are always welcome. All our questions are answered and every cooperation that we need from Dr. Henry and his team – from nurses to porters and security personnel – we have got it,” he said.Heading the overseas team was Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr. Nitin Shah, who said having been to 12 countries on some 103 missions, apart from one hospital in India that tops everyone in efficiency, the Mandeville Regional Hospital is the second most efficient place he has worked.“We did 225 surgeries in five days, then 227 in three, then 251 in three days and now 338 in three days,” he said, chronicling the four years of the mission.Meanwhile, Founder of the Kiran and Pallavi Patel Foundation, Dr. Kiran Patel, was full of praise for the volunteers who gave of their time.“Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. How you use them makes a difference. I know that everyone in this room has chosen to use their time to impact the lives of other people, change them and make them better,” he said of the team that performed the surgeries.For his part, Regional Director of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA), Michael Bent, said the region continues to be grateful for the partnership and the impact on thousands of lives.“In many cases, these persons who receive surgeries were once breadwinners, but they had to be cared for by families who at times had to sacrifice time from work to care for them. Today, they are able to return home and make a meaningful contribution,” Mr. Bent said.He pointed out that the market rate for the service provided over the last three days would be some $50 million. Free cataract surgeries were performed on 338 residents of Manchester, Clarendon and St. Elizabeth from April 21 to 23, at the Mandeville Regional Hospital. last_img read more


first_imgzoom French container shipping company CMA CGM has appointed Michel Delville as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).The group said that its former CFO, Michel Sirat, will continue to support CMA CGM in strategic development missions.Michel Delville was CFO of the Saft Group, a France-based high technology batteries manufacturer. Prior to this, he was CFO and member of the Executive Committee at Imerys, which he joined in 1999.Delville started his career at the Schlumberger group where he held various financial responsibilities in France and abroad for ten years, according to CMA CGM.“Michel Sirat played a critical role in reinforcing the financial strength and flexibility of the group leading major projects,” CMA CGM said.These projects include CMA CGM’s financial reorganization completed in 2013 as BPI France entered into CMA CGM capital, the issue of bonds in 2013 and 2015 as well as the acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines Limited (NOL).last_img read more

Kinder Morgan CEO says recent events confirm Trans Mountain may be untenable

first_imgCALGARY – The CEO of Kinder Morgan says events in recent days have reinforced his concerns about the viability of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project.“It’s become clear this particular investment may be untenable for a private party to undertake. The events of the last 10 days have confirmed those views,” Steve Kean said on a conference call Wednesday.“We’ve pointed out there are significant differences between governments, and those differences are outside of our ability to resolve.”Earlier Wednesday, B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government announced it will file by the end of April a long-promised court reference to clarify questions around provincial authority over such inter-jurisdictional megaprojects.In Edmonton, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said her office was told by Kinder Morgan that Kean’s comments were directly tied to B.C.s court reference announcement and that the company’s broad commitment to the project remains unchanged.“The message we’re getting back is that they (Kinder Morgan) are pleased with the high level of engagement that is happening between both us and the federal government,” said Notley.Kinder Morgan, in a statement issued late Wednesday, echoed Notley’s comments, saying: “We are actively engaged with the federal and Alberta provincial governments and those conversations will continue in good faith. Nothing has changed in that regard.”The company is caught in the middle of a political feud among Alberta, B.C. and the federal government over the $7.4-billion project, which would triple the capacity of the existing line from Alberta to Burnaby to get more oil to overseas markets and fetch a better price.The project was approved by the federal government in 2016, but has since faced court challenges and permit delays in B.C. Horgan’s government says it still has concerns over the impact of the expansion on the potential for oil spills on its waterways and coastline.Kinder Morgan announced April 8 it was scaling back construction, citing obstruction by B.C. that put the financial viability of the pipeline in question. It gave a deadline of May 31 for a clear signal the project can get built.In the last 10 days Horgan and Notley have met in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Trudeau has said Ottawa will join talks with Alberta and Kinder Morgan to work a financing arrangement to ensure the project gets built.Notley, meanwhile, is facing criticism from political opponents for announcing last week that if necessary, Alberta will buy the whole project.United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney said Notley has given away Alberta’s bargaining leverage with Kinder Morgan.“I’d love to play poker with Premier Notley based on how she’s mishandled this whole thing,” said Kenney.Alberta Party house leader Greg Clark added, “The premier was saying things for the sake of a headline where the thing to do would have been to play the cards close to the vest.“It’s very poor negotiations.”Also this week, Notley has introduced legislation giving her government the power to intervene in the market to limit shipments of oil and natural gas, which could inflict financial hardship on B.C. by sending the price of gasoline soaring.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has said his government will bring in a similar law to stand by Alberta to get the pipeline built.Kean confirmed on the call that discussions with Ottawa and Alberta have begun on the finances, but said he was not going to make any details public until a definite agreement has been reached or the discussions have ended.He said the company also continues to meet with stakeholders ahead of the May 31 deadline, and is looking for a way forward for the project.Kean said investment questions around the Trans Mountain pipeline shouldn’t be taken as a wider comment on investing in Canada.“We have invested in Canada and British Columbia, as well as Alberta, and we expect to continue investing,” he said.— with files from Dean Bennett in Edmontonlast_img read more

Mohammed bin Salman Lonely and Ignored At G20 Summit

Rabat – Yesterday’s G20 summit may prove to be the starkest and boldest statement regarding Mohammed bin Salman’s current standing on the global stage of likability.As leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies met in Argentina yesterday to discuss the world’s most burning issues—that’s the narrative, at least—Saudi Arabia’s crown prince featured prominently by his newly acquired status: the pariah of world politics.Footage and pictures have gone viral of the Saudi’s utter isolation at the Buenos Aires summit. Whatever the reason—sincere commitment to human rights or circumstantial resistance designed to polish their own public personae back home—few world leaders appeared to be interested in having anything at all to do with the Saudi. If Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi Arabia hoped to use the G20 summit as a litmus test of how MBS would fare in opinion polls, to see where the Saudi crown prince stands and how he can revamp his discredited public image, Argentina was a suggestion that Khashoggi’s shadow still follows MBS.Not only did MBS’s traditional sartorial taste stand out amid “a sea of suits,” BBC’s James Landale remarked, Saudi Arabia’s de facto leader’s very presence in the Argentinian capital seemed to be adding a “toxic” touch to the reunion of the world’s powerful.The most powerful reminder of how unwelcome Mohammed bin Salman has become came as the summit’s attendees posed for the traditional family picture.“MBS was at the far end of the line rather by himself,” Landale wrote. Judging by his sour and seemingly rueful facial expression, the Saudi may have been wondering why in the name of God he came to this humiliating ritual. “At times,” the BBC report continued, “he looked uncertain, even nervous. Some of his counterparts shared a word or two but few went out of their way to shake his hand. They know just how toxic the Saudi leader is seen by some of their electorates.”There was, however, as is usually the case, a dim silver lining to MBS’s humiliating Argentinian summit. Russia’s Vladmir Putin, resolute in his anti-America-EU crusade, picked up an apparently fraternal conversation with the unwanted prince. What did Putin tell MBS? Perhaps Putin just wanted to score a point, to remind MBS, at the propitious moment, that he once made MBS’s day when everyone else plainly ignored hin.Britain’s Theresa May, who spoke to the Saudi prince on the margins of the summit, reportedly insisted that Riyadh “fully cooperate” with ongoing Turkish investigations into the difficult-to-sideline Khahsoggi affair.May’s unspoken words, given the London-Riyadh ties that her government is decided to uphold, is that MBS should be more careful in his moves amid ongoing furore over Saudi Arabia’s repressive regime. MBS should give his allies the chance to protect the alliance, she suggested.Next was France’s Emmanuel Macron, whose brief and easily theatrical encounter with MBS animated online speculations. Macron fumed, reprimanded, showed off his moral high ground. At least so it seemed. But his vehemence was diplomatic, polite, unchallenging. Like Britain, France is attached to its relationship with Saudi Arabia. Or is it to the Saudi petrodollar?“You never listen,” the French president was seen telling the Saudi prince off, according to widely circulated transcripts of the pair’s brief conversation.To Macron’s polite challenge, MBS is believed to have replied, offhandedly, “Of course I will listen.” What was the crux of Macron’s concern? What is it that MBS promised to listen to? No one knows. But that was apparently not the point.The point, Macron continued, is that he worries for MBS. “Don’t worry,” the prince said. “I worry,” Macron insisted. Did Macron worry that MBS is impossibly oblivious to the global Khashoggi outcry? Or is the French leader concerned that France may be forced to walk away from a crucial bilateral relationship that is increasingly unpopular with French voters? Again, no one can tell.What we do know, though, is that the G20 leaders’ snubbing attitude towards MBS was purely a statement intended to tell Saudi Arabia and its powerful prince to see the error of their ways, to change.But will MBS heed the warning? Will he change? And would that really matter at this point?If Buenos Aires was a test, MBS lamentably failed it. read more

Rabats Jidar Street Art Festival Returns This Week With More Murals

Rabat – The fifth Jidar Street Art Festival will be back in Rabat April 22-28. Organized by the Artistic and Cultural Education-L’Boulvart (EAC-L’Boulvart) Association, the festival will bring 12 local and international artists to Rabat, who will use building facades throughout the city as open-air canvases for large-scale murals.The festival will also include opportunities to meet the artists, a number of masterclasses for students of the National School of Architecture (ENA), and a half-day art workshop open to the broader public.The theme of this year’s festival is “childhood,” celebrating spontaneous creativity and imagination through abstract ideas, colors, and forms. Read also: Fez’s Annual Festival Celebrates Andalusian Music Across CulturesThe festival seeks to bring artists, the general public, cultural bodies, and local structures together to “rethink the world, and re-think the city, as well as relationships with public spaces” states EAC-L’Boulvart in its press release on the festival.The festival will host artists from Morocco, such as Machima, a digital artist based in Casablanca, as well as international artists like Phlegm, a world-renowned British cartoonist and illustrator, and Caratoes, a Belgian-born contemporary artist who currently lives in Hong Kong. The building facades chosen for this year’s festival are spread throughout Rabat and include facades of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The museum has made available six facades of its building for street-art. Each year during the festival, artists will paint two facades of the museum on a rotating basis, bringing urban and contemporary art together. The festival also includes a collective street-art project, where students from different art schools across Morocco will have the opportunity to work together on one large mural, under the guidance of Canadian artist Danae.Morocco has a growing street-art culture, and a number of companies now offer street-art tours in major Moroccan cities. read more

Chip Wilsons Kit and Ace lays off some of its head office

TORONTO — Kit and Ace, the clothing company started by the family of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, is laying off a number of its head office staff and closing stores in three countries.In a statement, Hold It All Inc., the Vancouver-based holding company which owns the brand, said the layoffs and showroom closures in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. come as the company moves to simplify its business plans and operations.Chip Wilson’s casual apparel chain Kit and Ace hit by more layoffsChip Wilson is antagonizing Lululemon executives again by urging them to buy Under ArmourFounded by JJ Wilson and Shannon Wilson in 2014, the company is shifting focus to its Canadian locations and global e-commerce platform.Kit and Ace laid off 35 people at its head office last February and faced another round of layoffs in September.The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Canadian Press read more

UN inspectors visit chemical facility in Iraq

A team from the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) went to the Chemical Engineering Design Centre in Baghdad.The Centre, which is part of a mechanical design establishment that was inspected on Saturday, “is involved in various projects for chemical and petrochemical production facilities,” explained Hiro Ueki, a UN spokesman in Baghdad. The team examined archives and current projects, and also looked into management and personnel.Also today, an UNMOVIC multidisciplinary team inspected the General Commission of Customs in Baghdad – Iraq’s central customs authority.Meanwhile, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspected two sites: the Eyz Company and the Salam Factory in Baghdad. “The Eyz Company produces generic electronic equipment, such as radio communications equipment, power distribution equipment, telephone switching boards,” Mr. Ueki said. “The Salam Factory produces mainly communications equipment for both civilian and military applications.” read more

Morocco should adopt victimcentred approach to combat human trafficking – UN expert

“Morocco faces considerable challenges as a source, transit and increasingly as a destination country for trafficking in persons,” said the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo at the end of a visit to the country. “Irregular migrants are increasingly at risk of trafficking for the purposes of forced labour, services including domestic servitude and sexual exploitation.”Ms. Ezeilo welcomed the Government’s ratification of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, and urged it to translate its standards into specific actions to protect and assist victims, prevent trafficking and punish perpetrators.States that ratify the Protocol commit to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, protect and assist victims of trafficking and promote cooperation among States to meet those objectives.Ms. Ezeilo said Morocco should implement a data collection mechanism for determining the prevalence rate, forms, trends and manifestation of human trafficking in the country. “Victims of trafficking are most often not being identified or being misidentified as smuggled and/or irregular migrants due the absence of appropriate tools and protocols for victim identification,” she said. The Special Rapporteur also expressed concern over the availability of protection services for victims, and urged authorities to create effective policy and institutional frameworks for combating trafficking, such as developing a national plan of action, and creating a national agency to coordinate anti-trafficking activities of Governmental institutions.During her five-day mission, Ms. Ezeilo met with Government officials, authorities, the judiciary, national institutions involved in the fight against trafficking in persons, as well as representatives of international organizations, civil society, and victims of trafficking and/or their representatives. The Special Rapporteur visited Rabat, Casablanca and Tangier and welcomed the authorities’ readiness to institutionalize best practices as seen in hospital and court-based responses to gender-based violence, but urged them to enhance capacity-building to identify cases of trafficking in persons, take further measures to reduce vulnerability of potential victims, and ensure adequate protection of migrants and their families.In addition, she encouraged the Government to broaden its cooperation with other country on this issue, noting the cross-border dimension of trafficking.Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back, in an unpaid capacity, on specific human rights themes. Ms. Ezeilo will present her findings and recommendations in a comprehensive report to the Council in June 2014. read more

Darfur Ban voices sadness at death of UNAfrican Union military observer

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban condemned the deadly attack and said he expected the Government of Sudan to take “swift action” to bring the perpetrators to justice.The military observer died yesterday after the attack in El Fasher, North Darfur.“The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the fallen peacekeeper, the Government of Zambia and to all UNAMID personnel,” the statement said.Established by the Security Council in 2007, UNAMID is in charge of, among other tasks, the protection of civilians and contributing to security for humanitarian assistance in Darfur, where fighting between rebel groups and Government forces and allied militia since 2003 has led to the deaths of an estimated 300,000 people and displaced nearly two million. read more

In Paraguay UN chief sets sights on post2015 development agenda

On an official visit to Asuncion, Paraguay, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek, are greeted by Foreign Minister Eladio Ramón Loizaga (left) upon arrival. UN Photo/Evan Schneider “We need sustainable and inclusive development for all,” Mr. Ban declared today during a joint press briefing with Paraguay’s President Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara in the country’s capital of Asunción. “At this decisive moment, we must work together to end poverty and transform lives while protecting the planet.”This year marks the end of implementation of the landmark UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which world leaders agreed on 15 years ago in an effort to tackle poverty and climate change and to pave the way towards a more gender equal global society. The new targets, to be known as the sustainable development goals (SDGs), are defining the way forward on the world’s most pressing issues until the next critical deadline in 2030.Overall, there has been significant progress in meeting the MDG targets. Global poverty has been halved well ahead of the 2015 deadline; in developing countries, 90 per cent of children now enjoy primary education; the number of people lacking access to improved drinking water has halved; and the fight against malaria and tuberculosis has shown results.Nonetheless, numerous challenges persist. Globally, 73 million young people are looking for work and many more are trapped in exploitative jobs. In recent years, more than two and a half million more children in affluent countries fell into poverty, bringing the total above 76 million. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon holds a bilateral meeting with President Horacio Cartes Jara at the Government Palace, in Asuncion. UN Photo/Evan Schneider Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with President Horacio Cartes Jara at the Government Palace. UN Photo/Evan Schneider In Asuncion, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with the Social Cabinet of the Presidency of Paraguay at the Government Palace. UN Photo/Evan Schneider ‹ ›In Asunción, Mr. Ban “warmly congratulated” Mr. Cartes on Paraguay’s “impressive achievements” in reducing poverty and striving to meet the MDGs. More Paraguayans are currently enjoying better access to education and health care, he observed, and an increasing number of families are gaining access to clean water and sanitation. At the same time, the country was experiencing the damaging effects of global warming despite not being a large contributor to global emissions. “Paraguay is already feeling the impacts of climate change – ranging from increased flooding to prolonged droughts,” Mr. Ban continued. He added that at the Paris climate conference in December the world would have “the chance to adopt a meaningful, universal agreement to tackle climate change.”The Secretary-General, who travels tomorrow to Paraguay’s famed ITAIPU hydroelectric dam, also celebrated the South American country for its ongoing contributions to the UN – from the Paraguayan peacekeepers serving in eight countries around the world to the country’s “leadership in advancing the special needs of Landlocked Developing Countries.” read more

At UN Turkmenistan proposes establishing climate change centre for Central Asia

“The major ecological problems which exist in this region, I think,are well known. They directly or indirectly affect the overall atmosphere in the region as well as the standard of living and the quality of life of people living there and sometimes they have a negative effect on relations between States,” she said during the annual General Debate.She also suggested that a centre with a UN mandate could carry out monitoring and could provide an objective analysis of the environmental processes occurring in the region and on that basis would be able to issue relevant recommendations to the governments of Central Asian States. “The vision for the functions and the directions of all the activities of the centre already exist, and Turkmenistan is ready to provide for the centre all necessary infrastructure in Turkmenistan and to ensure the most favourable conditions for the work of the staff there,” she explained. Ms. Ataeva stressed that there is a need to adopt concrete targeted measures aimed at supporting States and regions in which, due to various circumstances, issues of sustainable development are especially acute. She added that this project, which would create conditions for successful integration into modern global processes, would lead to stronger inter-continental partnerships. She commended the UN on the adoption of Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and added that the challenge for her country to adopt these Goals would be to overcome imbalances in multiple fields.She also asserted that the achievement of the SDGs in the region will not be possible without the participation of its neighbour, Afghanistan.“The brotherly-Afghan people and the Government of this country are currently, particularly in need of political and moral support from the international community. They also need real tangible economic assistance. Time has shown that the resolution of the situation in Afghanistan will only be achievable through peaceful political means on the basis of a broad international dialogue with the participation of all responsible and constructive forces representing the Afghan people.” read more

Brock trustee to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Robin Williams, Ontario’s Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health who also serves on Brock University’s Board of Trustees, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.The award will be presented to Williams by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce during the 2017 Niagara Business Achievement Awards ceremony on June 22 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites St. Catharines Conference Centre.Williams, a 2015 Order of Canada inductee, served Niagara as a pediatrician for 30 years.She was also the first winner of the Hope Award, presented in 2010 by the Niagara Child and Youth Services Foundation. read more

Ohio State extends nations longest winning streak to 22 beats Illinois 6035

Senior running back, Carlos Hyde (34), leaps into the end zone after his fourth rushing touchdown of the game. OSU won against Illinois, 60-35, at Memorial Stadium Nov. 16. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – It might not have been exactly how they drew it up, but the Ohio State Buckeyes left Memorial Stadium with a victory.The nation’s longest winning streak was extended to 22 games Saturday, as OSU (10-0, 6-0) staved off multiple Illinois (3-7, 0-6) rallies to win, 60-35.The Buckeyes started fast, as junior quarterback Braxton Miller faked a handoff to senior running back Carlos Hyde on the third play from scrimmage and scampered 70 yards for a touchdown. Hyde did not start the game, after what an OSU spokesman called a “class issue.”It wasn’t long before OSU got the ball back, as Illinois senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase forced a pass into coverage that was intercepted by senior safety C.J. Barnett. The Buckeyes would not be able to do anything on offense, though, punting after failing to get a first down.OSU traveled 94 yards on its next possession, as Miller found Hyde from 18 yards out through the air to make the score 14-0.Scheelhaase was intercepted again on the Illini’s next drive, this time by redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby, who returned it 63 yards for a touchdown.Senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown got into the action on OSU’s next drive, as Miller found him in the end zone from 11 yards out to make the score 28-0.High winds were present throughout the game, which Miller said made passing the football “tricky.”“I heard it was 25 miles per hour, I throw a pretty decent deep ball, and the last one I threw was like 10 yards in front, five yards in front,” Miller said after the win.The Illini finally got on the board midway through the second quarter when sophomore defensive back V’Angelo Bentley returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown.The Buckeyes would answer, as Hyde found the end zone again, this time on the ground from eight yards out.“I give all credit to my offensive line and my receivers,” Hyde said after the win. “They did a great job. They made it easy for me today.”Hyde said he tried to keep his mindset simple once he got into the game.“I just kind of had my mindset (as) ‘once you get in there you have to go, you didn’t start the game off so once you get our there you have to go,’” Hyde said.OSU took a 35-14 lead into the half after Scheelhaase found senior wide receiver Steve Hull on a 19-yard touchdown pass.Illinois cut into the lead further on the first drive of the second half, when Scheelhaase threw a one-yard touchdown strike to senior tight end Evan Wilson.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he is “a big fan” of Scheelhaase.“He’s a great player,” Meyer said. “He’s a great player that’s been fighting, getting hit, makes plays, making something out of nothing. I thought he was hard to defend today.”Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier agreed.“It’s kind of frustrating playing against him (Scheelhaase) because he’s a good quarterback,” Shazier said. “He keeps plays alive, scrambling and trying to get the ball down field, so it’s kind of frustrating trying to tackle him in space.”Following a safety, Hyde scored again on a one-yard plunge to extend the lead to 44-21.The Illini came right back, though, as Scheelhaase found the end zone on the ground and then completed a two-point conversion pass to senior wide receiver Miles Osei.After a field goal by senior kicker Drew Basil, an Illinois rushing touchdown and failed two-point conversion cut the lead to 47-35.Hyde ran 51 yards for another touchdown with just over four minutes to play, extending OSU’s lead to 53-35 after Basil missed the extra point.After Illinois was forced to punt, Hyde took the ball to the end zone one more time on the ensuing drive’s first play. The Illini were unable to score again before the clock ran out, leaving the final score at 60-35.Miller finished the day with 184 yards rushing and 150 passing to go along with three touchdowns. Hyde totaled 246 yards on the ground with four touchdowns to go along with his receiving touchdown. His 10.5 yards per carry average was a school record.“That last (touchdown run), in my head I was thinking like ‘we could have done this the whole game,’” Hyde said. The offensive line, they love power and my receivers they do a great job on the outside of blocking. I give credit to those guys and my big runs and the offensive line, that last run I had energy and I feel like we could have had that momentum the whole game.”Miller said that despite winning by 25 points, the Buckeyes “didn’t really play a good game.”“It wasn’t one of our pretty games, but we got (it) done,” Miller said.Up next OSU heads back to Columbus for its final home game of the season and is set to take on Indiana. Kickoff has not yet been announced. read more

8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend that arent

first_imgA STORM’S A brewing outside, and it’s looking like a wet weekend. You probably won’t be braving the outdoors, so here are a fre non-filthy non-boring things to do inside.Relax friends, refrain from the Thank You cards. This one’s on us.1. Have a games nightGames nights are fun for kids, but even better when you’re an adult. Whip out the old Trivial Pursuit or Pictionary and prepare to scream, laugh, and ruin relationships you previously thought were unbreakable.Nachos, dip, and beers all compulsory. Heads Up is a great Who Am I? game if you don’t fancy venturing outside to pick up a water-logged Boggle. Source: NewEnglandPeddler2. Hold a karaoke nightThere is literally no one in this world who wouldn’t grab the microphone after a beverage to knock out Don’t Stop Believing. YouTube is a treasure chest of backing tracks and lyrics, throw it up on the big screen and let the dulcet tones of your friends drown out the storm outside. Source: kyle bennettHere are a few of our picks to maximise the din. Soz neighbours.Eye of the Tiger Source: tarik2ouladTotal Eclipse of the HeartHit Me Baby One More Time Source: Blühe Deutsches VaterlandZombie, if you’re ready to clear the house3. Get craftyEnter the Pinterest black hole.Who WOULD’NT want to make this cool stuff. You too can have a twee home, all it took was a weekend indoors. There are even tons of tutorials to use up the bottle caps and wine left over from karaoke. Source: Serena Swanger Source: Serena Swanger Source: Serena Swinger Source: Kelsey ThomasBe warned: You may never emerge from your home again, unless it’s going to Inspiring Ideas for more PVA glue.Just be careful, we can’t all be Neil Buchanan. Source: Bored Panda4. Learn a new skillLook at you, being all productive! If you have an internet connection, you’re sorted with access to a range of worldly information.Why not learn how to…CodeWho doesn’t want to learn how to code? It’s an extremely useful skill, and Codecademy almost makes it fun. Almost.Speed ReadBefore you get stuck into that master reading list, learn how to speed through them. Spreeder can help.KnitKnitting is SO IN right now, and not just in your granny’s social circle. Let instructables show you how. Woolly scarves for everyone.Read a Chinese menuMemrise is a fantastic way to learn a new language, combining cat memes and games to hammer that vocabulary into your head.5. Host a cocktail partyGrab a blender, have everyone bring a bottle or mixer (or go virgin, whatever). There are loads of great cocktail apps and have concoctions for whatever ingredients you may end up with, all mouth watering. Just don’t blame us for the head on ye tomorrow. Source: gordonflood6. Start the Oscar dietFire up the Netflix, pop the popcorn and gather all the other junk that’s bad for you to ingest. It’s the weekend AND it’s miserable outside, the calories don’t count. If you need a diet though, why not try the Observer’s essential Oscar diet.Who needs SUNLIGHT? Not you, that’s who. Source: Imgur7. Come Dine With YouYou may not have the gas voice-over guy narrating everything you do, but starting a small Come Dine With Me between you and a few friends is the craaaic. Pick a theme and get cookin’, the winner takes it all.There are a few recipes from the show available on the Channel 4 website, if you’re so inclined. You can and should even make score cards. Source: Funny-pictures-blog8. BakeEveryone wins. You aren’t sinfully bored, and everyone gets to eat the fruits of your labour. Again, be careful, but if you can’t be, send us the pics so we can lol. Source: Distractify11 indications that winter is actually sucking the life out of you>RTE’s reporters were like drowned rats on the news last night>last_img read more

Paris Bakery workers visit owners home calling for unpaid wages

first_imgUpdated at 5.39pmWORKERS AT the Paris Bakery in Dublin have travelled to the home of their employer seeking unpaid wages.As many as 15 have been staging a sit-in the city centre bakery in Dublin claiming they are owed wages of over €55,000.On Friday the group of 15 entered the premises to prevent their employer from removing equipment from the restaurant.In a statement this evening, Mandate trade union said some of the workers travelled to the home of the owners, Ruth Savill and Yannick Forel.“We visited the house of Ms Savill because she is refusing to engage with us,”  employee Anissa Hosany said.Earlier today Hosany told “we’re going to be staying here until tomorrow”.We’re hopeful that we will chat with our employer tomorrow and we will reach some kind of resolution, but it could be postponed again. We’re just staying positive. Staff were due to meet with the store’s owner yesterday morning, but this was called off.Hosany said that spirits are high among those camped at the store.“People are really positive about the whole situation,” she said, “Last night was great, a band came to the shop and played and we also set up a kitchen. The public are being really supportive.”Mandate trade union and the Migrant Rights Centre have also become involved in the dispute. Source: TradeUnionTVIreland/YouTubeOPATSI, who represents some of the workers at the bakery, said they have already met with the employer “without any resolution”, and will escalate action on Monday.General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Union David Begg called the situation “history repeating itself”.We’ve been here before and will be again unless this legal loophole is closed and employers are obliged to honour their commitments and pay employees what they are due.Originally published 11.13amRead: “I don’t think we will see the money.” – Dublin bakery staff staging sit-in over back wages >last_img read more

Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested after alleged assault at Donald Trump protestcumart project

first_img Short URL 103 Comments Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested after alleged assault at Donald Trump protest-cum-art project The installation will see a live camera at a New York City museum for four years Share Tweet Email Source: Twitter/HWNDUACTOR SHIA LABEOUF was arrested early this morning after he allegedly got into an altercation with another man outside a protest LaBeouf has been leading.LaBeouf has been at an installation outside a New York City museum where he has been chanting “He will not divide us” in front of a live camera since Donald Trump’s inauguration.Police said LaBeouf pulled the scarf of an unidentified 25-year-old man outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, scratching his face in the process. They said he also pushed the man, who refused medical attention.It’s not immediately known what led to the alleged altercation but the Twitter feed of the He Will Not Divide Us project shows LaBeouf pushing a man who said:‘Hitler did nothing wrong’LaBeouf has spent the first few days of Trump’s presidency swaying, dancing and repeating the phrase “He will not divide us” in front of a live camera outside the museum.The livestream is for a participatory public art project LaBeouf and two collaborators intend to have running 24 hours a day for the next four years. Source: Twitter/HWNDUThe camera went live the morning of the inauguration, along with a website inviting the public to show up and participate. LeBeouf has been a frequent, though not constant presence.Technically, the project from LaBeouf and his performance art partners isn’t about opposition to Trump, LaBeouf told The Associated Press in an interview conducted on Monday in front of the livestream camera.“We’re anti-division out here. Everyone’s invited,” LaBeouf said.I’m just saying, ‘Be nice to each other.’LaBeouf could face a misdemeanor assault charge after his arrest. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who can comment.- With reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Mexico tells Trump: “We will not pay for any wall’ >Poll: Do you think a wall along the US-Mexican border will actually be built? > Jan 26th 2017, 11:00 AM Thursday 26 Jan 2017, 11:00 AM 23,969 Views By Associated Press Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Pollution industrielle la France devant la cour de justice européenne

first_imgPollution industrielle : la France devant la cour de justice européenneLa Commission européenne a annoncé son intention de poursuivre la France en justice en raison de la non-application d’une législation de l’UE concernant la pollution industrielle. Une infraction reprochée à plusieurs autres pays européens.La directive relative à la prévention et à la réduction intégrée de la pollution (IPPC) imposait aux Etats membres de délivrer de nouvelles autorisations à toutes les installations industrielles exploitées avant le 30 octobre 1999, et de réexaminer celles à fort potentiel de pollution avant le 30 octobre 2007. Ces autorisations ne peuvent être accordées qu’aux installations respectant certaines conditions environnementales, afin de s’assurer que les entreprises fournissent les efforts nécessaires à la réduction de la pollution qu’elles produisent.À lire aussiTote bag, G20 et paternité, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 18 juinOr “la France n’a toujours pas pris les dispositions nécessaires en ce qui concerne plusieurs installations industrielles”, souligne la Commission européenne dans un communiqué. “Au moins 62 installations fonctionnent toujours sans détenir une autorisation qui soit entièrement conforme aux exigences de la directive”, déplore Bruxelles avant d’annoncer avoir décidé de renvoyer la France devant la Cour européenne de justice de Luxembourg.La Commission européenne a déjà poursuivi huit autres pays de l’UE pour ces mêmes motifs : la Suède, le Danemark, la Grèce, les Pays-Bas, le Portugal, la Slovénie, l’Espagne et l’Estonie. Le 16 mars 2011 à 10:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Comments sought on Spirit Lake pumice plain road

first_imgThe U.S. Forest Service is proposing to resume using an abandoned three-mile road across the pumice plain north of Mount St. Helens to collect core samples and reach the the Spirit Lake Outflow for maintenance purposes.Tedd Huffman, manager of the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, sent out a letter in mid-March explaining the proposal and seeking written comments by April 14.The agency wants to have limited administrative access to the southwest shore of Spirit Lake.The area was used from 1982 to 1985 in a pumping operation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stabilize Spirit Lake until a drainage tunnel was completed.Access to the lake in the 1980s — and potentially again — would be via an extension of Gifford Pinchot National Forest road No. 99 from a gate at Windy Ridge Viewpoint parking lot for approximately 2 miles to a small parking lot available to researchers.From the researchers’ parking lot, the 1980s pumice plain access route would be improved temporarily for use one or two field seasons by tracked drilling equipment to retrieve core samples and to do long-term maintenance of the Spirit Lake Outflow.last_img read more

Scholar takes Vancouver students on Lewis and Clark journey

first_imgo When Lewis and Clark were returning to St. Louis in 1806, they met traders heading west along the route they pioneered.When Lewis and Clark headed for the Pacific Ocean, their to-do list reflected how America saw its relationship with the people living west of the Missouri River.The native tribes were viewed as potential customers and trading partners, Gary Moulton said Wednesday at Washington State University Vancouver.The explorers saw themselves as ambassadors who had to steer the children of the “great father” in Washington away from British, French, Spanish or Russian influences.And the Indians were the subjects of landmark ethnographic studies, said the Lewis and Clark scholar.As a history professor at the University of Nebraska, Moulton edited the 13-volume “Journals of Lewis and Clark.” His work on the accounts penned by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and four enlisted members of the Corps of Discovery have made him a pre-eminent expert on the 1803-1806 expedition.He shared some of those insights in a history class taught by Steven Fountain, a visiting assistant professor and one of Moulton’s former students. His morning presentation was entitled “Lewis and Clark among the Indians.” The session was open to the public, as was an afternoon speech on Sacagawea and York.The explorers’ marching orders didn’t always match up with real life as represented by the people they met, Moulton said.When Lewis and Clark would display their trade goods, it was for demonstration purposes, he said. They were offering a preview of the guns and knives and kettles that would be available when traders followed the Corps’ path.last_img read more