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Unaware of Lalu rally: Mulayam

first_imgSamajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday declined to confirm his participation in the proposed August 27 rally to be organised by RJD supremo Lalu Prasad in Patna. Several top Opposition leaders have been invited.“I don’t know anything about this,” Mr. Mulayam told reporters. The SP patron also endorsed his brother Shivpal Yadav forming a new party, while answering a question on Mr. Shivpal’s Samajwadi Secular Morcha.last_img

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India bag a silver and bronze, shooters flop

first_imgThe cueists continued their good run by providing a silver medal but the fancied shooters came a cropper in windy conditions as India added two more medals to their kitty on the third day of competitions in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on Monday.The performance of the snooker team comprising Yasin Merchant, Sneh Aditya Mehta and Brijsh Damani, who gave India their fourth silver, was the highpoint of an otherwise disappointing day which saw most of the Indian portpersons failing to make much of an impact.While the snooker team lost to China 1-3 in the final to be content with the silver, the men’s tennis team bagged a bronze medal to take India’s medal tally to one gold, four silver and three bronze.The shooters, who have provided the bulk of the medals so far, were a big disappointment as they drew a blank at the Aoti shooting range with stars like Gagan Narang and Tejaswini Sawant failing to qualify, handicapped by windy conditions.The men’s hockey team began their campaign on a rousing note by thrashing lowly Hong Kong 7-0 in a group-B league match while the paddlers endured a mixed day in the individual competitions with only Kumarsen Shamini making it to the second round of the mixed as well as women’s singles event.In weightlifting, India’s medal hope K Ravi Kumar failed to live up to expectations as he finished fifth with a below-par performance in the men’s 69kg weightlifting.Ravi Kumar would have won a medal had he repeated his 321kg effort which fetched him a gold in the Commonwealth Games but he could only lift 311kg (141+170) to finish fifth.advertisementThe snooker trio of veteran Merchant, Mehta and Damani proved too strong for Pakistan as they demolished their arch rivals 3-0 to set up a gold medal clash against hosts China.But they could not get the better of China in the final.The overcast conditions upset India’s hopes for a medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event in the Asian Games as the country’s shooting trio, including Gagan Narang, failed to advance to the finals.Narang, who secured two silver medals in the 10m air rifle event on the opening day including the team honours, was second-best among Indians by finishing a lowly 24th with 587 points.But this is not the 27-year-old Commonwealth Games hero’s main event at the distance and he would have a shot at the 50m three position competition to be held on November 18.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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EPL: Leicester enjoy top spot as Spurs, Arsenal, City lose

first_imgLeicester strengthened its position atop the Premier League without even playing on Wednesday, after its three main title rivals all lost to cap another unpredictable round in England’s top division.Tottenham could have climbed above Leicester into first place – for the first time in the second half of the season in 21 years – with a win at West Ham, but lost 1-0 through Michail Antonio’s early goal.Third-place Arsenal couldn’t take advantage, losing 2-1 at home to Swansea despite taking the lead against the relegation contenders. Manchester City completed a miserable evening for the title hopefuls by getting beaten 3-0 at Liverpool, where City has now only won once in 35 years in the league. Liverpool avenged its defeat on a penalty shootout to City in the League Cup final on Sunday with a ruthless display of pressing and clinical finishing.It left Leicester still with a three-point lead over Tottenham, with Arsenal a further three points back with 10 games left. City is 10 points off the lead and now looking over its shoulder at teams fighting to make it into the top four and qualify for the Champions League.Manchester United is tied on points with City after beating Watford 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to Juan Mata’s free kick in the 83rd minute.West Ham is a point behind the Manchester clubs and even Stoke, which beat Newcastle 1-0 in Wednesday’s other game, isn’t out of the top-four race in seventh place.”It’s a very, very open season,” said West Ham manager Slaven Bilic – and Leicester being at the summit sums that up perfectly.advertisementLeicester a relegation contender only last season – drew 2-2 at home to West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, which now looks a decent result given the troubles of its title rivals. Arsenal and City, in particular, are struggling for form just at the wrong time of the season.”We cannot play in the way we did today,” said City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who blamed his side’s pitiful display on a lack of freshness.Spurs and Arsenal meet Saturday in arguably the biggest north London derby since their FA Cup semifinal match in 1991, and Arsenal is expected to be without two key players defender Laurent Koscielny and goalkeeper Petr Cech – because of injuries sustained against Swansea.Arsenal looked unlikely to slip to a third loss in eight days in all competitions when Joel Campbell scored in the 15th minute. Wayne Routledge leveled for Swansea against the run of play in the 32nd and Ashley Williams turned in Swansea’s winner in the 74th after a mistake by Cech.”We need to bounce back very quickly now,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said.Seeking a first Premier League title since 1961, Tottenham missed out on a seventh straight league win. Antonio’s winner came in the seventh minute, the winger heading in at the near post from a corner.”I think we made some mistakes that we normally don’t make,” said Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, who couldn’t celebrate his 44th birthday with a win. “It was difficult.”Three days after collecting the season’s first piece of silverware, City produced one of its worst displays of the season to extend its winless run in league matches at Anfield to 13 years. Adam Lallana and former City player James Milner scored in a seven-minute span in the first half, before Roberto Firmino added the third goal in the 57th with another clinical finish as a much-changed Liverpool side hounded City into submission.”The boys did brilliant,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “They were very angry – angry in a positive way. The pressing situation was brilliant.”Liverpool is eighth, six points behind City.last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2016: Milos Raonic up and running as Big Mac watches on

first_imgUnder the watchful gaze of new coach and tennis royalty John McEnroe, sixth seed Milos Raonic got off to a solid start with a 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4 win over Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta at Wimbledon on Monday.While the Canadian was not at the powerful best that took him to his first grasscourt final at Queen’s just over a week ago, his class and big serve overwhelmed Carreno Busta 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4.Much of the attention on Court Two was devoted to three-times Wimbledon champion McEnroe, who slipped into the players’ box when Raonic was 3-2 up in a close first set. As many cameras and phones were pointed at him as his 25-year-old charge.Raonic, hoping to better his 2014 semi-final appearance when he lost to Roger Federer, took the second set with a cheeky lob over the Spaniard, ranked 46th in the world. The Canadian needed seven match points to seal the match in the third.last_img read more

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Rodrigo and Simeone salute ‘decisive’ Griezmann

first_imgDiego Simeone applauded the performance of Antoine Griezmann in Atletico Madrid’s 2-1 Champions League win at Monaco, highlighting his link-up play with Diego Costa.Atletico were in control for much of Tuesday’s contest in Monte Carlo, with Griezmann playing a particularly prominent role, appearing between the lines and routinely slicing Monaco open.The visitors fell behind in the 18th minute after a couple of errors from Saul Niguez and Angel Correa resulted in Samuel Grandsir finding the net, but Atletico regained their focus and were good value for the win in the end. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Their equaliser came through Costa, who was brilliantly released by Griezmann, and Jose Gimenez got the winner just before half-time.But Griezmann – who has been criticised for his public targeting of the Ballon d’Or despite a disappointing start to the season – attracted the plaudits.”Griezmann is growing match after match,” head coach Simeone told reporters. “We came from a big effort against Eibar.”Today we started at a disadvantage and he [Griezmann] appeared at important moments and in places where he harms.”He’s decisive. The combinations with Costa were destabilising. [They had a] great game.”  @AntoGriezmann   @diegocosta #ASMAtleti #UCL #AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/gMF2z8L9zY — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 18, 2018 Sergio Ramos was among those who criticised Griezmann for his Ballon d’Or comments , with the Real Madrid captain telling him he should have more humility.But Rodrigo refused to hit back at Ramos, instead lauding Griezmann’s performance.”Nothing affected him,” Rodrigo told the media. “He has given a spectacular goal pass. Players have to speak on the field and everyone has his opinion.”We are not going to criticise Ramos because of what he thinks. Antoine is very important for us, a world-class player – his words weren’t excessive.”We believe he is among the top three in the world and he is showing it. He is the most destabilising player on the team and he has helped us a lot.”Monaco head coach Leonardo Jardim was also keen to pinpoint the difference made by Griezmann, though he also accepted Atletico’s superior experience had an impact.”Our opponent has been more rigorous and more efficient than us,” Jardim said. “So, it’s the experience that makes the difference.”We were ahead 1-0, but then we were missing a little maturity. Griezmann’s talent made the difference.”I did not find many differences between the two teams in the game. The match remained very balanced, but we learn from our mistakes.”last_img read more

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Fans Provoke Greece During Albania-Switzerland Match

first_imgFans raised a provocative banner in the today’s match between Albania and Switzerland at UEFA Euro 2016. The Greek government reacted to the situation and requested UEFA to take action. Switzerland went on to defeat Albania 1-0.The banner was hung in an area with Swiss fans and stated “Greece is guilty. Remember the Genocide in Camera, 100,000 Albanian victims.” The Greek government reacted to the provocative banner and Deputy Minister of Athletics, Stavro Kontonis, sent a letter of complaint to UEFA, stating that the banner was unhistorical and offensive to the country of Greece. The letter demanded UEFA to take action and implement sanctions based on UEFA’s rules and regulations. Kontonis also requested for enhanced security measures and mentioned that is was unacceptable for a banner of that nature to be allowed into the stadium by local security.UEFA has strict rules against banners and signs that refer to political issues and consequences are expected to follow. Additionally, it is unknown how the banner was permitted into the stadium by local security, as the banner was written in English. A question for the the stadium’s security…Switzerland defeated Albania 1-0 with a goal in the opening 5 minutes. Albania played with 10 men from the first half and had late chances to steal a point, but were unable to do so. Switzerland has 3 points, along with France, while Albania and Romania sit at the bottom of Group A with 0 points. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Willian defends controversial penalty

first_imgChelsea ‘It was a penalty’ – Willian defends controversial Chelsea decision Stephen Creek Last updated 1 year ago 04:06 11/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) willian-cropped Getty Images Chelsea Willian Eden Hazard Qarabağ Qarabağ v Chelsea UEFA Champions League A spot-kick and red card early on set the tone for an easy Blues win, but the decision was hotly contested by observers who saw minimal contact Willian defended the awarding of a penalty for a foul on him by Qarabag captain Rasad Sadiqov in Chelsea’s 4-0 Champions League victory.Sadiqov was shown a straight red card following the incident and Eden Hazard converted the ensuing penalty kick, putting Chelsea on course for a victory that confirmed their place in the competition’s knock-out stage.Chelsea 12/5 v Liverpool Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The contact between Sadiqov and Willian looked slight but the Brazil international, who scored twice later in the game, said he felt the decision was correct.He told BT Sport: “There was a little bit of contact. For me, it was penalty.”I was happy to score two goals, and we deserved to win. We played well from the beginning.”Liverpool are up next in the Premier League and Chelsea coach Antonio Conte started the game with the likes of Gary Cahill and Alvaro Morata among the substitutes, while Hazard and N’Golo Kante were given 65 and 75 minutes of game time, respectively.Eden Hazard Pedro ChelseaWillian explained the selections, saying: “We need all players to be ready for all games. We play every three days so we have to rest.”Hazard said Conte’s squad rotation would stand Chelsea in good stead against Liverpool.”We have a big game on Saturday,” he said. “Some players played only 60 or 65 minutes so we are ready for Saturday.”We needed a response. We did everything well. If they [Qarabag] scored then the game is maybe different.”We scored four goals and did well.”On his link-up play with Willian, which was at the heart of some of Chelsea’s most effective play, Hazard added: “It’s easy to play with this kind of player.”last_img read more

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Clemson Football Tweets Hype Vine For Notre Dame Game Featuring Drake And Future’s “Big Rings”

first_imgQuarterback Deshaun Watson of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers reacts after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)The No. 12 Clemson Tigers host No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday night in Death Valley. It promises to be a raucous environment for a crucial match-up for both team’s prospective College Football Playoff hopes. Clemson tweeted out a hype vine earlier this afternoon featuring quarterback DeShaun Watson and other Tigers donning headphones while lines from Drake and Future’s song “Big Rings” play in the background. The lyrics that are heard –“What a time, to be alive/You and yours, vs. me and mine”–are appropriate for the upcoming showdown.What a time to be alive… What a time to be a Tiger. #NDvsCLEM #ALLIN  #Clemson https://t.co/mu4rnARHAG— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) September 28, 2015 This game is shaping up to be a good one. The Tigers and Fighting Irish square off at 8 PM EST on ABC Saturday night.last_img read more

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College Football Team Getting Paid Record $2 Million For Game This Weekend

first_imgAn interior view of the Florida Gators football stadium.GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view as the University of Florida Gators takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Jim McElwain was fired from Florida last year, but the Gators are very much still paying for his tenure, especially with this weekend’s game against Colorado State.Colorado State did a great job on McElwain’s contract when he was head coach of the Rams.He became a hot commodity after a 10-2 2014 season, his third with CSU. He had steady progress, going from 4-8 in his first year, to 8-6, to that 10-win season, which led to him being hired by the Gators.As part of the $7 million buyout Florida paid to Colorado State, the Gators will pay their visitors a record $2 million for this weekend’s game. ESPN has more on the $2 million deal between Florida and Colorado State.The Gators will be paying off their $2 million guarantee to the Rams — the largest single-game payout that any one school has paid to another.[…]“We’re getting paid $2 million?” Rams coach Mike Bobo said. “That’s good.”The previous record for a single-game guarantee that any one school has paid to another without getting any compensation in return was $1.7 million, which Ohio State gave Oregon State earlier this season and will be matched in three other games later this season.McElwain looked to be continuing his success at Florida at first, going 10-4 in his first year in Gainesville. Things slid a bit in year two, despite another SEC East title, and in year three, it became clear that he wasn’t figuring out the long-struggling Gators offense.He finished with a 22-12 (16-8) record in two-plus years at UF.Florida is 1-1 on the year, after falling to Kentucky for the first time in over three decades last weekend. Colorado State is 1-2, but coming off an upset win over another SEC squad, Arkansas.[ESPN]last_img read more

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CJI has sent proposal to increase retirement age of HC judges Prasad

first_imgNew Delhi: The Chief Justice of India (CJI) has sent a proposal to increase the retirement age of high court judges to reduce pendency of cases, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Thursday told Rajya Sabha.The minister, however, did not respond in either yes or no to a question on “whether the government is considering to raise the retirement age of high court judges”. In a written reply, Prasad said CJI Ranjan Gogoi has sent the proposal to ensure continued availability of more experienced judges for a longer tenure to improve the vacancy position and reduce the pendency of cases. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!A constitutional amendment bill moved by the UPA government in the Lok Sabha to increase the retirement age of high court judges from 62 to 65 years had lapsed as it never came up for discussion or voting. Prasad said as on July 1, there are 403 vacancies in the 25 high courts. He said initiation of proposal for appointment of judges in the high courts vests with the chief justice of high court. As per the Memorandum of Procedure, the chief justice of high court is required to Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedinitiate the proposals for filling up of vacancies of judges in the high court six months prior to the occurrence of vacancies “but this timeline is rarely adhered to”, the Law minister said. “Appointment of judges in the high courts is a continuous collaborative process between the Executive and the Judiciary, as it requires consultation and approval from various constitutional authorities both at the state and the Centre-level. Hence, the timeline for filling up of the vacancies cannot be indicated. “While every effort is made to fill up the existing vacancies expeditiously, vacancies do keep on arising on account of retirement, resignation or elevation of Judges and increase in judge strength,” he said.last_img read more

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Davie gets 71M contract from feds to refit 53yearold coast guard icebreaker

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is awarding Davie Shipyards a contract worth more than $7.1 million to refit the Canadian Coast Guard’s largest icebreaker.The refit of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is the latest contract awarded to Davie amid complaints from the Quebec shipyard about a lack of work.Davie is leasing a converted civilian ship to the navy as a temporary supply vessel and has been pressing the government to accept a second such vessel for around $500 million.It also wants to be included in the government’s multibillion-dollar shipbuilding strategy, through which Ottawa is contracting rival shipyards in Halifax and Vancouver to build dozens of new ships.The government has said the navy does not need another interim supply ship and has instead been handing Davie maintenance and refit contracts for existing coast-guard and naval vessels.It is also buying three second-hand icebreakers from Davie, which the shipyard has started to convert for the coast guard and which will likely remain in service for the next 15 to 20 years.The contract announced Tuesday is being awarded without a competition and will see Davie put the Louis St-Laurent in drydock.“Canadians from coast to coast to coast rely on the Canadian Coast Guard to protect their coastlines and their livelihoods,” Public Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough said in a statement. “This contract will ensure the men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard are properly equipped to do their important work, while also helping sustain good middle-class jobs at the Davie Shipyard.”Recent briefing notes obtained by The Canadian Press through access-to-information law indicate Davie is the only shipyard big enough to drydock the icebreaker.First launched in 1966, the 53-year-old vessel was once supposed to be decommissioned in 2000 but has since undergone several rounds of upgrades and refits to keep it in the water.Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver has been tapped to build its replacement, the CCGS John G. Diefenbaker, but the project has experienced numerous delays and its delivery date is up in the air.It wasn’t immediately clear how many jobs the latest contract will create at Davie, which says it has been forced to lay off hundreds of workers over the past few years.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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No more Methadone in Yukons prisons

first_imgAPTN National NewsPrisoners at the Whitehorse correctional centre are being cut off Methadone.Methadone is used to treat drug addictions and is commonly used in other prisons in Canada.But in the Yukon it’s now being called a health risk.APTN’s Shirley Mclean has more.last_img

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Pattinson doesn’t like to do similar roles

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Robert Pattinson doesn’t like to play the same characters over and over again as he judges his performance and it makes him feel “really self-conscious”. “I feel like as soon as I repeat myself even a little bit, I suddenly get really self-conscious. If you are pushing something out into the unknown a little bit, you can’t judge yourself, because you don’t really know what you’re doing. “Even with a voice I can’t really do it more than once, because then I think, ‘Oh, this is my acting voice.’ That’s why I can’t even do anything in my normal accent, because it doesn’t feel like I’m working,” he told Little White Lies magazine. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe 32-year-old actor felt pigeonholed at the start of his career, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He said: “When I first started … if you’re tall and have floppy hair and a posh accent, they’re like ‘Period dramas!’ And then you’re exclusively in the period dramas box. “I was like, ‘No! I don’t want to do period dramas!’ I’ve done a couple, and as soon as I put on the high Edwardian collar, I’m like, ‘Ughhh’. Your costume is out-acting you at all times.”last_img read more

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UN refugee agency calls for humane treatment for Uzbeks deported from Ukraine

“We are extremely concerned over their fate and insist that they be treated humanely and in full accordance with international standards,” said Ron Redmond, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).The forced deportations were also of great concern to the agency. “UNHCR deplores the actions of Ukrainian authorities in forcing the 11 asylum seekers back to their home country on Tuesday night, in contravention of Ukraine’s international obligations,” Mr. Redmond said.He reiterated the importance of the principle known as “non-refoulement,” under which no refugee or asylum-seeker whose case has not yet been properly assessed, can be forcibly returned to their country of origin.Refoulement is a violation of the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, to which Ukraine is a signatory, and is also contrary to international customary law, he said.He added that the agency is urgently seeking information on – and access to – the Uzbeks, as well as seeking clarification from the Ukrainian authorities.Details of the situation are still emerging, according to UNHCR, which said that on 7 February, it learned that the asylum seekers had been arrested in two different locations in Crimea by unidentified Ukrainian law-enforcement authorities.The agency said that the Ukrainian authorities confirmed the asylum seekers had been taken to a detention facility in Simferopol after the authorities received requests for their extradition from the Prosecutor’s Office of Uzbekistan, alleging involvement in the civilian protests in Andijan on 13 May 2005, which ended violently. read more

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Strong start in ratings for the real fall television season – football

by David Bauder, The Associated Press Posted Sep 15, 2015 1:46 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Strong start in ratings for the real fall television season – football San Francisco 49ers strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NEW YORK, N.Y. – Television’s fall season is already in full swing — the football season.Fresh entertainment programming doesn’t begin until next week, after the Emmy Awards. Football is so dominant now that 11 of the 20 most-watched prime-time programs last week were either games or shows about the games. The top non-football event in the rankings, CBS’ “60 Minutes,” is there in large measure because it comes directly after an NFL game.The Thursday night kickoff game to the NFL season, between Pittsburgh and New England, was seen by 27.4 million people. Only one other game — in 2010 between Minnesota and New Orleans — had more viewers in the 14 years that the NFL has done this season opening game.Similarly, the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys game was seen by 26.8 million, second only to a 2012 Pittsburgh-Denver for the most-watched first Sunday night game in the 10 years NBC has been televising them, the Nielsen company said.In an oddly compelling competition on Sunday night, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” narrowly beat ABC’s coverage of the annual “Miss America” pageant, 7.2 million to 7.1 million viewers.Thanks to the two prime-time NFL games, NBC trounced the competition with an average of 11.3 million viewers last week. CBS had 5.9 million viewers, ABC had 4.3 million, Univision had 2.4 million, Fox had 2.1 million, Telemundo had 1.4 million, ION Television had 1.1 million and the CW had 1.05 million.ESPN was the most popular cable network in prime time, averaging 3.69 million viewers last week. Fox News Channel had 1.7 million, USA had 1.62 million, the Disney Channel had 1.55 million and HGTV had 1.43 million.NBC’s “Nightly News” topped the evening newscasts with an average of 8.2 million viewers. ABC’s “World News” was second with 7.8 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 6.3 million viewers.For the week of Sept. 7-13, the top 10 shows, their networks and viewerships: NFL Football: Pittsburgh at New England, NBC, 27.4 million; NFL Football: N.Y. Giants at Dallas, NBC, 26.77 million; “NFL Pregame Show” (Thursday), NBC, 20.99 million; “NFL Pregame Show” (Sunday), NBC, 20.03 million; “Football Night in America” (Sunday, 7:57 p.m.), NBC, 14.89 million; “NFL Today Post-Game Show,” CBS, 14.31 million. “NFL Opening Kickoff Show,” NBC, 12.56 million; “60 Minutes,” CBS, 11.46 million; College Football: Ohio St. vs. Virginia Tech, ESPN, 10.59 million; “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.53 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture of Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.___Online:http://www.nielsen.com read more

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Sluggish start a distant memory for Ohio State hockey team

Consistency and composure have been key for the resurgence of the men’s hockey team.Through their first 20 games, the Buckeyes fell short of lofty pre-season expectations, and the team stumbled into winter break searching for answers. But given a chance to recharge the batteries, the Buckeyes returned to practice with a renewed vigor.“I want to think we’re not the same team we were in the first half [of the season],” coach John Markell said. “So far we’re proving that. We’re being the team we can be.” Markell credits some of the Buckeyes’ first half struggles to injuries.“People think we didn’t sustain big injuries. We did,” Markell explained. “We are finally dressing the team we thought we had and that team is starting to play up to their capabilities.”Having a healthy squad has brought stability, experience and composure, which has led to instant results. Since the Buckeyes have returned from their midseason break, they have won three of their four conference games and four of five overall. This after a first half in which the team won only five of 14 conference games.“I feel like we’re setting a pace that is pretty good,” assistant captain Sergio Somma said. “We’re playing more consistent than we were before the break and we feel pretty good about that.”The Buckeyes will need to remain consistent as they host No. 10 Ferris State this weekend. It is the second straight week the Buckeyes will face a Top 10 opponent. The team just returned home from visiting then No. 10 Michigan State.Ferris swept the Buckeyes in the teams’ first series this year in Big Rapids, Mich. “In their building, they had momentum,” Markell said. “The crowd got into it and our guys got a little intimidated. Our emotions got the best of us.”The Buckeyes had built a 4-1 lead in the second game of the series but were unable to hold on. “We took a couple of bad penalties at the wrong time,” Markell said. Those penalties allowed Ferris State to get back into the game and eventually win 6-5 in overtime.The Buckeyes’ increased composure has helped them to avoid similar penalties and allowed the team to remain poised in tough situations. One such situation emerged last Saturday, when the Buckeyes were in East Lansing, Mich. The Buckeyes surrendered a game-tying goal with just 10 minutes remaining in the third period. Somma said despite losing the lead, the team was able to remain calm and continue to play its game.“We felt like we were playing well and working hard, and if we kept playing the bounces would go our way,” Somma said. The bounces did go the Buckeyes’ way as they went on to score two goals in the final 1:07 to win 4-2.Afterward, players said their ability to not lose focus after Michigan State tied them was key in earning the victory. “We did a lot better job controlling our emotions,” Markell said. The Buckeyes’ ability to keep their emotions in check is something they obviously lacked the first time they met Ferris State.“After the first half of the year, the guys are doing a better job of playing for each other,” Markell said. “The finer points of the game are where we seem to be coming together. But that will be tested this weekend, and we hope the good parts of our game will test Ferris State.”The Buckeyes face off with Ferris State Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more

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Exsoldier jailed for raping and killing schoolgirl Janet Commins in 1976

first_img 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. Janet Commins Hough, from Flint, was cleared of the alternative charge of murder.Passing sentence Mr Justice Clive Lewis told him: “You have shown no remorse whatsoever for what you did to that young girl.”You must have thought you had avoided responsibility for your crimes.”This offence involved a particularly vulnerable victim, a 15-year-old girl, forcibly raped and buggered.”You held her face down, she was unable to breathe and she died.” Janet ComminsCredit:Universal News (Europe) Stephen Hough (right) arriving at Llandudno Magistrates' Courtcenter_img Stephen Hough (right) arriving at Llandudno Magistrates’ CourtCredit:Andrew Price But a billion-to-one match of Hough’s DNA with samples found at the crime scene was uncovered after his DNA was taken by police last year.Hough denied even knowing Janet but was convicted last week by a jury at Mold Crown Court of rape, buggery and manslaughter following a three-week trial. A former soldier who raped and killed a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years, four decades after an innocent man went to prison for the crime.Stephen Hough, 58, hid his guilt while Noel Jones was jailed for killing Janet Commins, 15, in Flint, North Wales, in 1976.last_img read more

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Apple le mystère de la nouvelle tablette dévoilé aujourdhui

first_imgApple : le mystère de la nouvelle tablette dévoilé aujourd’huiCe soir à 19 heures (heure française), le directeur général d’Apple, Steve Jobs, présentera la nouvelle invention du géant américain. Le mystère entretenu autour de la vraie nature de l’appareil sera enfin levé pour la plus grande joie des inconditionnels de la marque à la pomme.Deux ans après la sortie de l’iPhone, l’iSlate a déjà considérablement fait jaser. Des photos factices révélant un iSlate parfaitement crédible ont provoqué le buzz sur internet. La curiosité des passionnés est à son comble : la stratégie marketing Apple, qui consiste en une habile culture du secret, fonctionne encore une fois à merveille. À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleL’appareil serait doté d’un écran tactile et multipoints de 10 à 11 pouces, d’un appareil photo et d’une caméra disposant d’une reconnaissance faciale. L’iSlate serait donc capable de s’adapter à l’utilisateur identifié. La tablette, mi-baladeur, mi-ordinateur, se connecterait à internet grâce au Wi-Fi ou au réseau de téléphonie mobile 3G. Grâce à elle, les utilisateurs pourraient jouer, bouquiner en ligne, ou encore visionner des films.Son prix devrait osciller entre 600 et 1000 dollars (environ 425 à 710 euros) même si, comme pour l’iPhone, il sera susceptible de baisser en cas d’abonnement avec un opérateur.Avis aux impatients : plus que quelques heures avant de découvrir cette mystérieuse tablette.Le 27 janvier 2010 à 13:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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ST On Your Friends is SelfExplanatory

first_img For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games with praise at the end of each holiday season? So at Geek.com we’re doing what we can to put a stop to this in Game of the Year, a new column celebrating worthy alternative picks for the year’s greatest game regardless of genre, platform, year of release, or even quality. Here, any game can be Game of the Year!Previously on Game of the Year, we talked about the Flash gaming website/internet art collective Newgrounds. We lamented the loss of the crass but creative youthful energy that crackled throughout the site in the early 2000s. So we’re always excited to recognize that style surface in new games. I don’t know if S#!T On Your Friends was directly inspired by Newgrounds, but a game about *extreme Triumph the Insult Comic Dog voice* poop-based local multiplayer combat would have been right at home on the site, making it a Game of the Year.Don’t let the title and its CBS-style half-assed censorship fool you. In S#!T On Your Friends, you shit on your friends. But instead of being some Human Centipede-esque exercise in shared misery, SOYF wants you to literally weaponize your waste against others to achieve the relative dignity of victory in pursuit of this gastrointestinal goal.The result is a quick and dynamic competitive local multiplayer game, a genre we’ve been glad to see return with indie hits like Towerfall and Nidhogg and Samurai Gunn. Players fly their regular, fiber-loving characters around the Smash Bros.-style open stages trying to drop their droppings on each other. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. Poop functions more like bullets players can aim. In fact, the only direction it seems you can’t really fire out of is your behind, which might be the funniest part of the game’s design. Food power-ups change how your bodily projectiles behave, like bullet-expanding bread and explosive broccoli.The standard game mode has players whittling down each other’s’ health bars one bathroom blast at a time. But a handful of other clever modes give the admittedly one-note premise a little more replay value. One-hit kills makes matches as tense as looking for a toilet when you really need one. But my favorite is a mode is one in which each successful hit increases the weight of your opponent, making it harder for them to jump, avoid obstacles, and stay ahead of the scrolling stage pushing them to their disgusting doom.Still, S#!T On Your Friends’ main selling point is right in the name, the scatological glee of aggressive virtual pooping. Loading screens are filled with fecal facts. The game’s art style, with happy and innocent Kirby-esque cartoon designs and bright pastel colors and poppy music, humorously contrast with the dirty subject matter of pooping on your pals.Again, it’s totally something that would have made complete sense as a free game on Newgrounds in 2003, even though it’s a $10 game on Steam in 2017. It’s in the same family of adorably gross games like Super Meat Boy and The Binding of Isaac. Isaac himself is even a playable character, alongside real-life human man Greg Miller of Kinda Funny smiling and running around on all fours for some disturbing reason.If I’m going to play a game about doing obscene things to my friends, I’ll probably play Mount Your Friends. And if I’m going to play a game about shitting, I’ll probably play Don’t Shit Your Pants. But S#!T On Your Friends cleanly combines the two for a pleasant enough multiplayer diversion. It delivers on the promise of the name, which is Game of the Year-worthy.Check back next week to read about the next Game of the Year!View as: One Page Slides1/51. S#!T On Your Friends is about pooping on your pals, really.2. Navigate colorful levels to land more stinky shots than your opponent.3. Choose between characters that are as cheery as they are regular. 4. Play as guest characters like Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller.5. There are multiple game modes, but the core gastrointestinal goal remains the same. It’s right in the name.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Review: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands…Game of the Year: Jordan Minor’s Best Video Games of 2018 Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Luysters girlfriend in court for allegedly violating nocontact order

first_imgAndrea Sibley, the girlfriend of triple-homicide suspect Brent Luyster, was back in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday after allegedly violating a no-contact order. Her defense attorney is seeking clarification on the order.Sibley, 28, was sentenced to a year of community custody in September 2016 for rendering criminal assistance to Luyster, whom she picked up and drove away with after he allegedly shot four people July 15, 2016, at a rural home southeast of Woodland. Three of the victims — Joseph Mark Lamar, 38, Zachary David Thompson, 36, and Janell Renee Knight, 43 — were killed.Sibley was arrested by Department of Corrections officers and booked into the Clark County Jail on Sept. 14. She reportedly stopped at a local convenience store to purchase gas and a soda. A family member of one of the shooting victims is a cashier at the store, court records state.As part of her sentence, Sibley was ordered not to have contact with any family of the shooting victims and is prohibited from coming within 1,000 feet of their home, workplace and school, according to court documents.Her community supervision is slated to end Saturday, however, so there’s not enough time for DOC to schedule a violation hearing, DOC spokesman Jeremy Barclay said. Sibley will remain in custody until Saturday, he said, and will then be released from the jail and her period of supervision.last_img read more

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