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Demands met, CMCH students end strike

first_imgThe agitating students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital ended their hunger strike on Monday after the authorities conceded to their demands.The students, who were on strike for 13 days, were demanding that they be shifted to the new hostel building on the premises. They claimed that the main hostel, where the second, third and fourth-year MBBS students were lodged, was in a “deplorable condition”.Initially six students sat on hunger strike on July 10. Two more joined them a couple of days later. Fifteen other students joined the strike last Wednesday. The agitation was withdrawn after the CMCH authorities agreed to provide accommodation to the senior students in two floors of the new 10-storey hostel building.Temporary basis “Two floors of the 10-storeyed building will be allotted to senior unboarded boys after an open and transparent counselling, purely on a temporary basis,” stated a notification issued by the CMCH authorities following a college council meeting during the day. It further stated that the students will have to submit a “signed undertaking” that they will “vacate their accommodation” after the completion of the construction of another hostel building.last_img read more

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It was tough decision to make myself available for Tests: Rashid

first_imgLondon, Jul 26 (PTI) Having decided to quit red-ball cricket for good, leg-spinner Adil Rashid admitted that it was a “tough decision” to make himself available for England in Tests in what can be termed as a “surprise” recall to the 13-man squad for the five-Test series against India, starting August 1.The 30-year-old, who last played a Test match in December 2016 against India (at Chennai), was dramatically recalled following his recent exploits in ODIs where he got 20 wickets against Australia and India at an average of 23.95.”It was definitely a tough decision and obviously I was kind of surprised because to get back in the Test side usually people have to go back to your county and perform to be considered,” he told Sky Sports News.”After the ODIs there was a discussion that me and Ed (selector Ed Smith) had, just regarding – you know – how you feel about playing, or being part of the squad, this summer against India.”So obviously I had to think about it, considering I hadn’t played red-ball game for a little while; but this opportunity I couldn’t buy at it – I had to think about it and make a decision. I said ‘I’ll make myself available’ and if you guys want to select me in the squad then I’ll come and try my best.” Rashid, who signed a white-ball only deal with Yorkshire in February, said his time away from Test cricket won’t put him under pressure.”My role, hopefully, going into the team would be as it was for the ODIs and T20s – as how Morgs (Eoin Morgan) uses me. It will be exactly the same but with a red ball,” he said.advertisement”It will be to come in and try to take wickets, create chances – that’ll be your job because if you do play two spinners, the other spinner can maybe look to keep it under twos or threes and my job will be to create the chances and hopefully get wickets.”Rashid said he will take a call on his future in Yorkshire after discussing with teh stakeholders.”Going back to Yorkshire that’s something we need to sit down and discuss about the future. But for now obviously Yorkshire have got the news and from there Yorkshire, England and myself are dealing with the situation as it is,” said Rashid, whose contract with Yorkshire is up at the end of this season.”Moving forward, I know that if I want to be available for Test cricket, I need to be playing red-ball cricket. When that time comes I’m sure we’ll sit down and make a decision. If the opportunity is there, then I’ll try my best to play four-day cricket as well.”I’ve been here [Yorkshire] now since I was 10 years old so this is home for me; you know how things can change but hopefully we’ve got to sit down with Martyn Moxon and myself and my dad, and whoever, and have a chat about the future because things and people’s mindsets and feelings always change as they go on, so let’s see what happens.”The first Test of the five-match series begins on August 1 in Birmingham.PTI ATK ATK KHSKHSlast_img read more

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Yuzvendra Chahal backs India to make a comeback in Test series vs England

first_imgYuzvendra Chahal backed Virat Kohli’s side to make a comeback in the five-match Test series despite losing the first two games at Edgbaston and Lord’s.Chahal, who was snubbed for the first three Test matches against England, says that the conditions are tough over there but a five-match series will give India the chance to comeback in the series despite losing the first two Tests.”The conditions are great for pacers in England, swing is there too. You saw James Anderson reached 550 wickets,” Chahal told ICC.”Batting is always tough there, but, it’s a five-game series. Even if you lose early matches, you have the opportunity to come back in the final three games.”Also read – India deserve the thrashing they are getting, says Geoffrey BoycottChahal, who had a decent outing in England in the limited-overs series, returned to the longest format of the game after a gap of two years. He played for India A against South Africa A in the two unofficial Tests and finished with four wickets.Mainly a limited-overs specialist till now for India, Chahal says that it take a bit of time to adjust to the longest format of the game and one needs to think more in order to gain wickets.Also read – Virat Kohli’s team only enjoying coffee in English conditions: Sandip Patil”It does take a bit of time to adjust because the batsmen don’t have a lot of pressure. In ODIs and T20s, if the run rate is high, then the batsman tries to go after you and get out. But in the longer form you need to get them out with your skills. You need to use your brain more. So it’s quite different because you need to bowl 30-35 overs here, but only four overs in T20s,” Chahal said.advertisement”After 2016, I have continuously played white-ball cricket, so I didn’t get time. But if you bowl with the red ball, your bowling will improve and your mind will get sharper. You need to adjust on these kinds of surfaces where spinners don’t have much help, so you use your idea — whether bowling outside off stump or changing the field — so in this format you need more planning.”Also read – Are India’s Test batsmen really good enough for overseas success?He acknowledged the selectors for trying him out in longer versions of the game and emphasised on the need to stay fit.”Because there’s a difference between red and white, so the selectors sent me here,” Chahal said.Also read – Humiliation at Lord’s: Gut-wrenching defeat should come as no surprise”A two-year gap is a long time, and I need to stay fit for longer periods, because you need to bowl 30-35 overs a day. It’s difficult to bowl a good ball but to take a wicket off it, that’s even more difficult. The more I play this format, the more I’ll mature.”When asked about making the Indian team for the next two Test matches in England, which is due to be announced after the third Test, he said: “My experience of England was very good because it was my first tour, but my focus is on this game. If my name doesn’t come, then my mind will be on the Asia Cup. So I’ll shift my focus on that series after this game.”last_img read more

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Shweta Tiwari’s daughter Palak looks smoking hot in red; see pics

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1st Test: Mominul equals Kohli’s 2018 record as Bangladesh reach 315/8 vs West Indies

first_imgMominul Haque equaled the Bangladesh record with his eighth Test century as he propelled the hosts to 315-8 against the West Indies on the opening day Thursday of the first Test.Haque’s 120 off 167 balls, featuring 10 boundaries and one six, was his sixth century at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in just eight Test matches.The left-hander also hit a peak reached by only Virat Kohli this year, matching the India captain’s feat of four Test hundreds in 2018. No other batsmen have more than two.”Talking of Tamim Iqbal, there is no question of comparing me with him,” Haque said. “He (Tamim) is on another level in world cricket. I don’t think it’s right to compare me with him, and Virat Kohli is even higher. I don’t think about these things.”His dismissal by Shannon Gabriel triggered a collapse, as the fast bowler took four wickets in 18 balls after tea, dropping Bangladesh from 222-3 to 235-7.”The whole blame falls on me, that’s the way I am thinking,” Haque said of the collapse.Bangladesh close the first day of their Test against the Windies on 315/8!Mominul Haque scored a fluent 120, his eighth Test century, while Shannon Gabriel took four wickets for the visitors.#BANvWI 1st Test live https://t.co/Qi3JVtpIr2 pic.twitter.com/PH8OEUsoxiICC (@ICC) November 22, 2018The lower order showed grit to recover, and at stumps Taijul Islam was on 32 and debutant Nayeem Hasan on 24 in a 56-run unbroken stand for the ninth wicket.Haque went to the crease in the first over of the day after the dismissal of Soumya Sarkar, whose first Test innings in a year lasted just two deliveries.advertisementHaque shared a 104-run, second-wicket partnership with Imrul Kayes, who contributed 44 before he was out on the stroke of lunch, tapping a turning delivery off left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican to short leg.Kayes was dropped on 3 by Roston Chase at second slip off Kemar Roach, and on 16, when he holed out to deep square leg but Warrican was ruled to have no-balled.Haque shared two more significant partnerships – 48 with Mohammad Mithun (20) and 69 with skipper Shakib Al Hasan (34) to see the side pass 200 against the West Indies for the first time in four years.The West Indies had a chance to remove Haque on 67, but wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich wasn’t able to hold a catch off legspinner Devendra Bishoo’s bowling.Bishoo extracted considerable turn and bounce off the pitch to trouble the Bangladesh batsmen, and was rewarded with the wicket of Mithun.But Haque’s dominance kept the Caribbean side at bay, and he equaled Tamim Iqbal’s record eight Test hundreds in his 32nd Test. He finally perished to a loose shot just after tea off a Gabriel full-length delivery outside off stump.Gabriel was suddenly untouchable, as Mushfiqur Rahim (4), Mahmudullah (3) and Shakib were all beaten for pace. Gabriel has 4-69 off 18 overs. Warrican has 2-62.”Shannon bowled very well to get those four quick wickets. He brought us back in the game, Warrican said. “But unfortunately they finished well as a team and put the momentum back in Bangladesh’s hands.”They were thwarted in the last session, as Mehidy Hasan (22), Nayeem Hasan and Taijul dug in.”Compared to other wickets this one is a bit slower and takes more turn,” Haque said.(With AP inputs)last_img read more

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Is this the world’s most technologically advanced luggage?

first_img The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Together Every day sees the launch of a new Kickstarter product that solves a problem you didn’t even know you had. Now, even the lowly suitcase is getting a series of high-tech upgrades. In little more than a hundred years, they’ve evolved from bulky steamer trunks to ultra-lightweight, web-connected carry-ons that communicate with your smartphone. Newcomer Raden recently released a pair of stunning suitcases that hint at the future of modern luggage tech. How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home Editors’ Recommendations Behold the World’s Most Adventure-Ready Electric Motorcycle center_img Launched in March 2016, the company’s current line consists of two products: The A22 Carry and The A28 Check. The former features a TSA-approved, 22-inch carry-on form factor while the latter offers 28 inches of vertical space that’s designed to be (not surprisingly) checked. Both are available in eight chic colors ranging from flat black to cornflower blue to pink with a stealth, featureless exterior that smacks of Scandinavian minimalism. The shell is constructed of a lightweight, water-resistant polycarbonate that glides effortlessly on zero-weight Japanese wheels. All of which is to say: the bags look and move great.Related: G-RO: The Carry-on Bag of the FutureBut the real win for travelers is what’s on the inside. Both bags feature almost every modern technological convenience – the data from which is communicated to the owner through a mobile app. The ergonomic top handle doubles as a weight sensor, minimizing overweight checked bag surprises. A built-in 7,800mAh battery provides up to four full smartphone charges via dual USB ports. The bags also utilize Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) technology to establish proximity awareness and prevent theft or loss. A simple glance at the app provides instant updates with the distance between the bag and its owner.The app also makes use of practical, publicly available data that integrates nicely with the luggage’s features. For example, by letting the app know which airline you’re flying, it will use the built-in scale to signal when your bag is overweight. The app provides pertinent airport info like security checkpoint wait times, flight delays, and weather. Public transportation options, including direct Uber booking, are also available. While this information is available elsewhere – online and in other mobile apps – the ability to tie everything in directly to your luggage opens the door for a boatload of slick integrated functionality.In short: if Tom Cruise’s character in Minority Report had a suitcase, it would likely be a Raden.Pricing + AvailabilityThe A22 Carry is available for $295; the A28 Check is priced at $395. Or buy the pair for $595. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze last_img read more

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Detroit Denim’s Handcrafted Jeans Are Built to Last a Lifetime

first_imgJeanswear brand Detroit Denim is a true rara avis — a denim and jeans company that is produced entirely in the Midwest from made-in-America fabric. The company was officially incorporated in 2010, but founder Eric Yelsma was cultivating his brainchild for several years prior to taking a leap of faith and officially launching Detroit Denim.The brand currently has a factory and flagship store in the Rivertown section of Motor City. Its high-quality raw denim jeans are made to last a lifetime and its onsite denim repair facility allows them to keep on going despite wear and tear. The pieces can be purchased directly in-store or online.Yelsma recently shared the story behind his company and explained what’s on deck for this coveted, locally made brand.What is Detroit Denim’s backgorund?I came from the corporate world and I worked in the chemical industry for 15 years, and then a great favor was done to me and I got let go. It didn’t feel like a favor at the time, but in retrospect, it allowed me to make the jump into making jeans. I wasn’t a very savvy fashion person by any stretch; I just knew that I wanted to make jeans and that I was kind of obsessive about it. It took me about a year to talk myself into starting the business because no one makes stuff in the U.S. anymore, particularly apparel and particularly in the Midwest and especially in Detroit. So it was almost absurd — I’m going to make apparel in Detroit. But there was an epiphany I had where, if I didn’t do that, I would regret it. And, if I tried it and it was a huge failure, I had this backup and I could always go back to this soulless corporate life.I cashed in some 401Ks (which you’re not supposed to do) and I started buying machines and figuring out how to sew. There’s heck of a lot that goes into making a pair of jeans versus a T-shirt or bag. I just put my nose to the grindstone, figured it out, and started making jeans.What sets Detroit Denim apart from other jeans brands (aside from the fact that they are made in Detroit)?One of the things is that we make our own stuff. There are a lot of brands out there that I respect very much and think are fantastic, and the vast majority of them don’t make their own stuff, so what I like is that we have an integrated supply chain. We design, pattern-make, cut, sew, finish, and fit all in one building. That allows us an extreme amount of control and gives us the ability to adapt and adjust and, hopefully, come up with what we think is a very nice pair of jeans.Who is your customer?I thought I knew my customer. I thought it was some 20-year-old to 40-year-old young urban professional with lots of disposable income, and I’m finding that I have a pretty broad demographic. We just launched women’s jeans because there was such a high demand for it, and it took us over three years to do that.And you have five fits for men?We’re very fit-centric. I personally feel that, if you are going to be spending this much on a pair of jeans, it had better be a fantastic pair, and one of the most important things is how they fit. We have five fits. It’s all the same style, but it’s really just a difference in fits. It goes from the slimmest cut to sort of a curvy cut for men, because you get a lot of athletic men that have slimmer waists but real big seats and muscular thighsTell us about the denim repair that you offer.We have a dedicated denim repair area with four machines that are just for denim repair. They are all industrial machines and we do complimentary lifetime repair for all of our jeans. We expect them to have them a long time, and I always joke that they are just starting to get good by the time you get that first hole. It’s not a reason to stop wearing them. Let us patch them up and keep going.What’s on tap for the future?In the vein and pursuit of sustainability, we are starting a separate line that we call Refashioned, where we take old-fashioned and thrift pieces and we redo them and bring them back to life. All of our jeans are raw denim, so the idea is that you put your own character and charm and wear into it. But if you get older pieces, they are pre-distressed, and what we’ll do is add to that in terms of patching and changes in the patterns. What started as a curiosity has turned into something very well-received. In essence, it turns and old beat-up jacket into a real statement piece or something that you would have for decades.The other thing is I want to grow the jeans line. Up until a while ago, I was a bit of a snob and I would only do selvedge denim, and I have a lot of people who don’t care for the stiffness of raw selvedge, so we are looking at other denim. We’ll always have our selvedge, but I’m trying to be less of a snob about jeans.What would you say is the No. 1 reason a guy should check out your line?It’s a really well-made pair of jeans that you are going to appreciate and hopefully wear for years. And I think the other thing is that it’s important that people know where their stuff comes from and know how it’s made and who is making it. I’m not trying to wave the social responsibility flag, but it’s a nice, rewarding thing to know more about the stuff that you consume. I always equate jeans and apparel to the food industry, and we’ve been McDonald’s-ized. You look at the fast fashion and you’re just basically being sold a bunch of $1 hamburgers — and, frankly, you are getting what you pay for. Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Editors’ Recommendations The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style last_img read more

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Awilco LNG Adds One More to Its Fleet

first_imgzoom The second of the first two liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers to be ordered by Norwegian LNG transportation provider Awilco LNG has been delivered on time and on budget after concluding a successful sea trial. The Wilpride, like its identical sister the Wilforce, was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) at its shipyard near Busan, South Korea.Both are tri-fuel diesel electric ships incorporating induction-based electric propulsion motor technology from GE’s Power Conversion business.The Wilpride was handed over in late November, two months after the Wilforce completed a similarly incident-free sea trial.For both vessels, GE supplied a complete system comprising of two 12.5 MVA and two 6.2 MVA generators, main and cargo switchboards, four transformers, two converters, two 11.5-megawatt motors and remote control.GE provided its expert project management, system and equipment engineering, commissioning and assistance for sea and gas trials.Awilco LNG now has five LNG carriers in its fleet; its first three are all steam powered.In recent months, GE and DSME have partnered on no fewer than 14 LNG carrier projects, four of which have recently been completed (two for Awilco and two for Maran Gas). The majority of the remaining 10 carriers will be delivered during 2014.Press Release, July 3, 2014last_img read more

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Ottawa to purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel Sajjan

first_imgHALIFAX – Concern over a potential lack of work for Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding turned to cheers Friday as the federal government announced it would purchase a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told hundreds of workers gathered in the vast facility on the Halifax waterfront that the vessel would be built in Halifax.His announcement came a day after Ottawa revealed plans to divvy up $7 billion in maintenance and repair contracts for navy frigates among three shipyards — a move that set off alarms for workers at the Halifax yard.The federal government had previously committed to five Arctic and offshore patrol vessels and had been considering a sixth, before Sajjan made his announcement.He told the assembled workers the decision would boost Canada’s naval capabilities at home and abroad “for decades to come.”“By adding a sixth Arctic and offshore patrol vessel we are ensuring that our Royal Canadian Navy remains an agile and responsive naval force for years to come, so that Canada can continue to assert and enforce our arctic sovereignty.”Sajjan’s announcement brought an end to Irving’s fight to land at least six of the vessels.In October 2014, The Canadian Press reported that the former Conservative government had scaled back its original plan to buy between six and eight vessels, choosing instead to buy five with an option for a sixth.Irving president Kevin McCoy said at the time the company still fully expected “to sign a contract to build the first six ships exactly as planned and scheduled.”“There should be no concerns about that. It’s all systems go from that perspective.”On Friday, Sajjan wouldn’t tell reporters when the decision to proceed with six ships was made.“We had to go through our own analysis to determine if a sixth Arctic patrol vessel was going to be needed,” said Sajjan. “A determination was made, advice was given and we made a decision as a cabinet.”The company is set to deliver the first of the vessels next summer and is in the process of building three more. The ships will be tasked with patrolling Canadian waters including the Arctic.Irving said construction of the second and third vessels — to be known as HMCS Margaret Brooke and HMCS Max Bernays — is already well underway, and construction of a fourth is set to begin later this year.McCoy said a sixth vessel means help in retaining jobs at the yard because it represents a significant narrowing of a gap between when the last of the vessels are completed sometime in 2024 and work begins on the Canadian Surface Combatant program.McCoy said although no layoffs are planned at this point, a number of things have to happen to ensure steady work.“What the minister announced today solves about half of a three-year problem and we are continuing to have dialogue on how we collectively solve the other half,” McCoy said.He said company officials met with Sajjan and the federal minister of procurement Carla Qualtrough in Ottawa on Thursday. McCoy said a number of options are under consideration in terms of finding work for the yard.“We are looking at other options together, maybe some international sales, additional arctic ships, potentially even accelerating construction of the Canadian surface combatant. And along with that we got a very good commitment to keep Halifax class maintenance here as well.”On Thursday, Ottawa said the maintenance and repair contracts for the existing frigates would be shared by Irving Shipbuilding, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, B.C., and Davie Shipbuilding in Levis, Que.Sajjan deflected questions about how much frigate maintenance work would remain in Halifax, choosing instead to stress the importance of his announcement.“This is about sending a tremendous message to Atlantic Canada, Halifax and the rest of Canada as well,” Sajjan said.He also promised that all 15 of the surface combat ships would be “built right here in Halifax.”Union local president David Baker-Mosher said Friday’s announcement should allow for more continuity at the yard, which is the workers’ main concern.“The additional work can close the gap,” he said. “Also we have to get a determined design for the future combatants so we can bring that closer to the end of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships program.”last_img read more

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Bayer recalls laxative over possible choking hazard

Bayer Inc. has issued a recall for the RestoraLAX 45 + 10 Value Pack sold at Costco Canada over possible choking concerns.The company says the product may contain deposits or lumps that may pose a choking hazard.The affected product was sold as a combination pack of 1 bottle of 45 Dose RestoraLAX and 1 box of 10 single dose sachets of RestoraLAX shrink wrapped together for sale by Costco Canada only.Health Canada is advising consumers to stop using this product. If you experience difficulty swallowing or breathing after using the recalled product, you should seek immediate medical attention.For more information about this recall, click here.

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Berlin ground staff strike hundreds of flights cancelled

Berlin ground staff strike, hundreds of flights cancelled Travelers wait at Schoenefeld airport outside Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 13, 2017. Ground staff at Berlin’s two airports went on strike Monday for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP) BERLIN – Ground staff at Berlin’s two airports went on strike Monday for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) Monday until 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) Tuesday, then extended the strike by another 24 hours until early Wednesday.The strike follows an all-day walkout on Friday. Airport authorities said 465 departures from Tegel, the busier airport, and 195 from Schoenefeld were cancelled on Monday — most of the flights planned for the day.Ver.di argued that another walkout was necessary because employers hadn’t reacted to the previous strike and made a new offer in their wage dispute.Those affected by the strike included Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller, who had to set off on a planned trip to Moscow from Dresden, more than 160 kilometres (100 miles) away. by The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2017 6:53 am MDT Last Updated Mar 13, 2017 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Depth highlighting position battles for Ohio State football

OSU freshmen offensive linemen Brady Taylor (79) and Marcelys Jones (64) get set for a drill as other members of the OSU football team look on during fall camp Aug. 6 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern sports editorLike many before it, the Ohio State football team’s 2014 fall camp has been highlighted by key position battles three days in.One thing that may be different for this team, especially in position battles along the offensive line, is depth. OSU co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Ed Warinner said he is looking for a set starting lineup, but has more options to look at than in years past.“We’re looking for five starters first, but we have a lot of choices,” Warinner said after the Buckeyes completed their third day of fall camp Wednesday. “There’s probably 10 (or) 11 guys to choose from for that.”Of those five starting spots, Warinner said one is locked up and another is close to being decided.“I think for sure, (junior offensive lineman Taylor Decker) will start,” he said. “He’s moved over to left tackle.”Warinner went on to say that redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein is a good bet to start at right guard –– leaving center, right tackle and left guard up for grabs.The third-year OSU assistant said there are a few names in each of those battles, and only gave the edge to one player at center. He said junior Jacoby Boren is in the lead now, but didn’t count out redshirt-senior Chad Lindsay, who is a transfer from Alabama, or redshirt-freshman Billy Price.“Right now Jacoby is a little bit ahead, but the other two guys will push him,” Warinner said.Warinner named off redshirt-junior Chase Farris, redshirt-senior Darryl Baldwin and redshirt-sophomore Evan Lisle as contenders at right tackle. When it comes to the final spot along the line, left guard, he named redshirt-junior Antonio Underwood, senior defensive-line transplant Joel Hale and freshman Marcelys Jones.After Monday’s practice, OSU coach Urban Meyer said that left guard spot is the key position battle for the team this fall.With very little set in stone for his offensive line thus far, Warinner said they can benefit greatly from the group of guys they go up against everyday in practice.“They’re as good as I’ve seen in my career, so they’re pretty good,” Warinner said of the OSU defensive line. “To go against them everyday, we either have to step up to the plate and compete at that level, or we’re going to look bad at practice.”Even with high praise from both Warinner and Meyer for the defensive line so far this fall, there is one spot along that front four up for grabs –– at least for two games.Junior defensive end Noah Spence will spend the first two games of the season out of the lineup due to a suspension, which means co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell could be keeping his eye out for the next man up this fall.“It’s a travesty that Noah’s going to miss (the first two games), but the reality is it gives some other guys some light,” Fickell said Wednesday. “It’s going to make us and force us to create some depth and get some guys some real good roles.”Fickell said senior Steve Miller and redshirt-senior Rashad Frazier are the next two up for Spence’s spot.Spence is expected to slot back into a starting role once he returns, alongside senior Michael Bennett, junior Adolphus Washington and sophomore Joey Bosa. Beyond that core four, Fickell said there are numerous players who could leave their mark for OSU.“There’s a lot of guys on that defensive front that are battling to get themselves, maybe not a starting spot, but a lot of time,” he said. “So there’s some depth and some rotation there.”Outside of the defensive line, Fickell said the 2014 Buckeyes will feature depth across the defense, especially at linebacker. He said that position has lacked depth for the past two seasons, but is ready for that to change this year, but he wouldn’t say they will immediately be the best linebacker core around.“I’m not saying that they’re going to be the best in the nation right now when they walk on the field on Saturday,” Fickell said. “But I can assure you that there’s not a tighter-nit group of a bunch of guys that are battling for each other.”While left guard is the key spot for Meyer on offense, Fickell said the second corner spot could be that key for the defense. Outside of senior Doran Grant and junior Armani Reeves, none of the OSU cornerbacks saw extensive playing time last season.Regardless of who wins the battles this fall, Fickell said every player has to be ready to step up when they step on the field.“This is the greatest sport known to man because it’s a team sport,” the former Buckeye defensive lineman said. “You can put 10 great ones out there, and if you’ve got one bad one somebody is going to find it.”OSU is scheduled to start its season Aug. 30 against Navy at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

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Dotting the i Offensive line doing just fine according to OSU

The Buckeye offensive linemen run practice drills before the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes _ 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorCo-offensive coordinators Tim Beck and Ed Warinner received criticism from across the Ohio State fan base following a disappointing offensive showing against Penn State. Occasional vanilla play calling mixed with receivers not getting open, a lack of a clean pocket for redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett and only two touches for junior H-back Curtis Samuel were all grounds for fan panic on Saturday.Although the team still finds itself at No. 6 in the latest AP poll, the Buckeyes looked vulnerable across the offensive front last Saturday. While a change might seem to be imminent, OSU coach Urban Meyer said the team is keeping the same look moving forward. “I don’t think we played our best game,” he said. “Conversations about any personnel changes usually go on today. I don’t foresee that. But we need to improve.”Notably, sophomore right tackle Isaiah Prince struggled against James Franklin’s defense, failing to bend his knees and react to twists from defensive ends and linebackers. So far this season, Prince had been performing at a high level, and looked as though he was filling in well as a starter.All that progress seemed to come crumbling down in State College, Pennsylvania, as the sophomore had an extremely tough go. Regardless of the struggles, redshirt junior guard Billy Price said he would stand by his teammate no matter what, and ripping on Prince would solve none of the Buckeyes problems.“It’s not attack Isaiah by any means, because I’ll go to war for him right now,” Price said. “I have no problem with it. I won’t sit here and allow someone to knit-pick him. He and I, we’re going to get better. There’s no doubt about it.”In all, OSU allowed well over 10 hurries along with six sacks, both numbers well above the season average. After keeping defenses at bay for most of the season, the Buckeyes had a proverbial leak from Wisconsin turn into a flood against Penn State in terms of pass rush.The problem with sacks has come mostly on the road. This year, OSU allows just a half a sack per game while at Ohio Stadium. However on the road, as the team was against Penn State, the Buckeyes surrendered three sacks per contest.Redshirt senior center Pat Elflein said this week has been all about righting wrongs and doing a better job at creating a solid pocket while also creating wide-open running lanes for the running backs.He also said the team has not focused on just the sack issue, but anything the coaches and the offensive line could think of, and said there were a few things the team could take away from the loss.“Just really focus on the details and remembering what it took to get our program to the way it is,” Elflein said. “And not taking that stuff for granted; the way we prepare, the way we practice. Everything, all the little things.”Warinner said the problems are spread across the entire offensive line, and not just with Prince. He extended the challenge of improvement to his entire team, as well as singling out “The Slobs” for a rough game.“Everybody needs to get better,” Warinner said. “Isaiah’s working on the things he needs to get better at. We’ve addressed those, and he’s not the only person that has areas that they need to improve. We just didn’t do enough good things.”Although the team has been criticized for its lack of production for multiple weeks, Meyer remained adamant that there would be no personnel changes or offensive overhauls. In his mind, the problems are all about execution.The Buckeyes’ coach said a losing performance and a poor showing is sometimes necessary for the team to grow.“Life lessons and football lessons are learned,” he said. “As a coach you really enjoy watching guys grow up obviously. Get kicked in the teeth, you don’t enjoy that. But that’s also part of the game.” read more

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Rio Tinto invests 310 million for Pilbara iron ore coastal water project

first_imgRio Tinto will invest $310 million to assure a sustainable water supply for its iron ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, ensuring a sufficient resource to accommodate the expansion of annual production capacity up to the planned 333 Mt/y. The coastal water supply project, which involves construction of a new borefield and pipeline system, will be completed by mid-2013, coinciding with the first ore from the planned increase in production capacity to 283 Mt/y. Rio Tinto will build, own and operate the new borefield, located in the lower Bungaroo Valley, 35 km southeast of the town of Pannawonica, with an annual capacity of 10 gigalitres.Under the proposal, which has been agreed in principle with the Government of Western Australia, Rio Tinto will surrender its existing priority entitlements to the Millstream water supply, the system Rio Tinto constructed and financed 40 years ago. In return, the Government has agreed to amendments to secondary processing obligations.Rio Tinto chief executive, Iron Ore and Australia, Sam Walsh said “The decision is a major boost to our operational capability and an important investment to support our Pilbara expansion. We will ensure the future reliability of our water supply without any interruption to current operations.“This decision will provide significant benefits for the communities of the Pilbara region and represents a huge vote of confidence in the coastal communities of Dampier, Karratha, Wickham, Roebourne and Port Samson – towns for which Rio Tinto has supplied critical infrastructure since the Pilbara was developed. By freeing up water supply for our growing communities this project will support the Government’s ‘Pilbara Cities’ initiative”.last_img read more

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Nintendo Switch Version of Rocket League Will Have Mario and MetroidThemed Cars

first_imgStay on target Epic Buys ‘Rocket League,’ Scores Another Goal Against Steam11 Video Games That Should Add a Battle Royale Mode Whenever a third party game comes to a Nintendo system, it usually gets neat Nintendo-specific goodies. This will be the case with the upcoming Switch version of Rocket League. Today, developer Psyonix released a trailer that showcases vehicles with very familiar themes.First up are two Battle-Cars named Mario NSR and Luigi NSR. As you can see, both vehicles have the same color patterns as the famous Mario brothers. The Mario NSR belongs to the Orange team, while the Luigi NSR is part of the Blue team. There will also be a Battle-Car themed after Samus’ Gunship. This car comes in two varieties (based on the different Varia Suits) depending on what team the player chooses.Both of the unlockable Mario and Samus cars will have special boosts. The Mario cars’ special boost is called “Super Star” while the Samus cars will have the “Wave Beam.” Another Switch feature will be local wireless multiplayer, which allows you to play with other Switch owners near you. There will also be Mario and Luigi Toppers.Rocket League seems like a natural fit for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a very straight forward title that most anyone can jump into and enjoy. The game also isn’t very technically demanding, so it is doubtful Psyonix had to make any huge (or any) sacrifices to run it on the Nintendo system. It’s great that the game can be played locally with others, but Nintendo’s funky chat solution for Switch could be a problem when playing this game online. Even with that hurdle in its path, I can see Rocket League being as big a hit on Switch as it was on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This will surely be a must-own title for owners of the console/handheld hybrid.Expect Rocket League to land on Switch sometime during the holidays.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Farmers Urged To Produce More Sorrel

first_img Related Items:Bethel Town Sorrel Factory, farmers, Lenworth Fulton, sorrel Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Strides for Agriculture in TCIcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 16 (JIS): Farmers in St. James, Westmoreland, Hanover and St. Elizabeth are being urged to increase their cultivation of sorrel to supply the Bethel Town Sorrel Factory in Westmoreland.In an interview with JIS News, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Lenworth Fulton, said the plant, which was opened in 2014, has not been producing at its optimum of 1,000 kilogrammes of sorrel pulp per week, because of an under supply of the commodity.“The farmers did not produce enough sorrel to make the factory fully viable. We are now working with them to produce enough sorrel and to put the correct management at that factory,” Mr. Fulton said.He also attributed the low sorrel production to the prolonged drought, which affected sections of the country in 2015.Mr. Fulton said RADA will be assisting farmers across the island to boost sorrel production to supply the Bethel Town processing plant, through a major sorrel-planting programme.He informed that RADA extension officers will also be undertaking a public education and training programme on best practices in sorrel cultivation. The Bethel Town Sorrel Factory was constructed at a cost of $27.8 million with funding from the Jamaica Social Investment Fund’s (JSIF) Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI), in partnership with the Bethel Town Sorrel Value Chain Improvement Project.The JSIF provided $23.2 million of the project cost, with the community contributing $4.6 million through its agricultural cooperative society. North Caicos Farmers like new Agriculture Director for TCIlast_img read more

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Elon Musks Tesla ready for groundbreaking Shanghai gigafactory

first_img Elon Musk Tesla 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tesla has plans to produce approximately 3,000 Model 3 vehicles every week in the initial phase and ramp up to 500,000 vehicles every year when fully operational, though it’s subject to local factors such as regulatory approval and supply chain constraints, according to a company statement.Musk was present at the event, which comes as the US-China trade talks loom and amid reports that Tesla’s sales aren’t doing well in the country. The event was also graced by Shanghai mayor Ying Yong, local government officials, representatives from the National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as well as members of the Tesla team.”China is … a market that is critical to Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy,” said Musk. “Over the last six years, we have opened 60 Tesla locations, nearly 1,500 Superchargers, and more than 1,850 destination chargers in the country. This week, we’ve started taking online orders for Model 3 in China, so that customers can configure their vehicle to take delivery in the weeks ahead, and Gigafactory 3 is another example of Tesla’s commitment to the China market.”First published at Jan. 6, 11 p.m. PT.Update at Jan. 7, 1:23 a.m. PT: Adds information throughout.    Aiming to finish initial construction this summer, start Model 3 production end of year & reach high volume production next year— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2019 Musk also revealed that the Shanghai gigafactory will build “affordable versions” of the Model 3 and Model Y for the greater China region. More expensive versions and other car models will continue to be made in the US. More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 4 Tesla CEO Elon Musk attended the ground breaking ceremony for the automaker’s first non-US gigafactory in Shanghai, China. Tesla Tesla’s first non-US gigafactory is finally taking shape.The automaker broke ground for its Shanghai gigafactory in a ceremony held Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. local time, it announced in a statement today, adding that the plant will enable the localisation of Model 3 production and future models sold in China.Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted his excitement for the event this morning. Roadshow In later updates, he added that he hopes initial construction will be completed this summer, so production for the Model 3 can begin by the end of the year. Share your voice Comments Tags Shanghai Giga will produce affordable versions of 3/Y for greater China. All Model S/X & higher cost versions of Model 3/Y will still be built in US for WW market, incl China.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2019 Looking forward to breaking ground on the @Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory today!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 7, 2019last_img read more

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Watch the Aston Martin DBX SUV rip around the Nurburgring

first_img 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro first drive: Extreme yet surprisingly approachable Post a comment SUVs Future Cars Performance Cars More From Roadshow 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track star Aston Martin Share your voice 10 Photoscenter_img We’ve seen it on a Welsh rally stage. We’ve seen it in the Swedish snow. And now, we’ve seen Aston Martin’s upcoming SUV on Germany’s hallowed Nürburgring.A keen-eyed spotter has captured a camouflaged Aston Martin DBX taking some laps of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It’s a common sight to see wrapped-up prototypes blasting around this historic track, as its numerous curves and elevation changes put a vehicle through all manner of hell. It’s a great way to shake down a performance car before unveiling it, because if it can handle the ‘Ring, it can handle just about anything.We’ve been no stranger to the DBX’s form since November, when Aston Martin finally gave us an idea of what to expect with its disguised utility vehicle. The front end looks like it comes right from the Vantage’s bag of tricks, so while the shape in general might be new to the British automaker, it’ll still look like a member of the family. While the original concept was electric, reports now say the DBX will offer V8 and V12 engine options. It definitely sounds good on the Nürburgring, no matter what’s actually under the hood. We’ll know for sure when it debuts in the last quarter of 2019. (Hat tip to Motor1!) Aston Martin’s DBX SUV throws snow all over the place Tags 2019 BMW M4 CS review: Greater performance with fewer compromises 0 Aston Martinlast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly Friday July 13 2018

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowChinese delegation visits Kodiak as Trump administration issues new proposed tariffsDaysha Eaton, KHNS – HainesA delegation from China visited Kodiak Island with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, touring fish processing plants in Kodiak and Larsen Bay.Trump administration puts brakes on Indian Country in AlaskaJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauAlaska tribes’ are in legal limbo after the Interior Department said it was suspending accepting lands into federal trust pending a fresh legal review,. Many tribes in Alaska have long sought trust status for land that exempts it from state and local jurisdictions.Fairbanks Four suit alleges misconduct, questions settlement agreementDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksA judge will decide whether a federal civil rights suit filed against the city of Fairbanks can proceed. The four Native men, known as the Fairbanks Four, say racially motivated police misconduct led to their wrongful convictions in a 1997 murder.With grocery supplies dwindling on remote Alaska island, the government opened seal harvest earlyNathaniel Herz, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageFederal managers recently agreed to a special, early opening of the fur seal harvest on a Bering Sea island. The decision came after a request by the tribal government on St. George. Tribal leaders said they needed the meat because the island’s store was running out of food.First marijuana dispensary in Haines opensHenry Leasia, KHNS – HainesMarijuana can now be purchased legally in Haines. Winter Greens, the borough’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, opened its doors to the public Tuesday afternoon.AK: Spruce tip fever brings economic boost to SoutheastAnnie Bartholomew, KTOO – JuneauEach spring in southeast Alaska the sitka spruce tip harvest happens suddenly and only lasts about a week. With the flavors growing popularity and short harvest season, Alaska businesses have to come rely on a small town commercial operation to meet the growing demand.49 Voices: Noatak Post of JuneauJacob Steinberg, KTOO – JuneauThis week we’re hearing from Noatak Post in Juneau. During the summers, Post can be found playing the violin for tourists visiting the state’s capital as they disembark from cruise ships.last_img read more

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Trumps soninlaw Kushner a woman voter

first_imgDonald Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. File PhotoUS president Donald Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser voted in Novembers US presidential election as a woman, the media reported on Thursday.Registration records show that when Kushner, who is married to first daughter Ivanka Trump, registered to vote in 2009, he apparently checked a box classifying his gender as a female, The Hill reported.Democratic opposition research group American Bridge first spotted the error, which the Wired then reported.“Kushner can’t even fill out the most basic paperwork without screwing it up, so it’s a mystery why anyone thinks he’s somehow going to bring peace to the Middle East,” Brad Bainum, a spokesperson for the group, told Wired about the mistake.“Would anyone but the president’s son-in-law still have a West Wing job after repeated disclosure errors and a botched security clearance form?”Kushner, who has a vast portfolio of issues at the White House, has had to amend his federal security clearance forms multiple times to include meetings with foreign contacts.He told congressional investigators that the mistakes have been due to a “miscommunication” with his assistant.Prior to 2009, his New Jersey voter registration noted his gender as “unknown”.last_img read more

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