BSF seizes abandoned Pakistani boat off Gujarat

first_imgAn abandoned Pakistani boat was seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) near Sir Creek area off Gujarat in the Arabian sea, an official said Tuesday. The fishing boat was found abandoned in the Sir Creek estuary along the Indo-Pakistan border near Kutch off the Gujarat coast Monday night by a BSF patrolling team, he said. No fisherman was found in the boat. A search operation was launched in the area but no one was found, the official said, adding that some fishing equipment were seized from the boat. Pakistani fishermen have several times crossed over to the Indian waters on boats during fishing. In October, the BSF had caught five Pakistani nationals from Indian territorial waters from creek area in the Arabian Sea near border pillar number G-33 close to the Indo-Pakistan border.last_img read more

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India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said adapting quickly to the conditions would be key to his team’s success in the first cricket one-dayer against Sri Lanka here on Saturday.A rejuvenated India will start their new season with the first ODI of the five-match series at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, a ground where the visitors will make their debut on Saturday.”It’s a new venue. Conditions change in the afternoon, it’s quite windy out here. The strong winds can be a factor. Not only the bowlers, but the batsmen and the fielders also need to get used to the conditions,” Dhoni said at the pre-match press conference.”This is a big field. So, the fielders will have to see that batsmen do not make twos into threes which is quite normal in a one-day game. It’s good we are practising under lights today, so we will get to know what to expect in the second innings,” he added.Dhoni acknowledged that the extended break was very helpful for his side.”Everybody is looking fresh. Everyone is putting in a lot of effort. There is more energy. This increased energy and freshness is definitely a big plus for us,” he said.”We are mentally and physically fresh after this rest. During this break we got time to work on our fitness.”last_img read more

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AICS asks NADA to take punitive measures to control doping among athletes

first_imgThe All India Council for Sports (AICS) expressed its anguish over the large number of anti-doping rule violations among the Indian athletes. The AICS, which is an advisory body to the Sports Ministry, suggested that the National Anti-Doping Agency needs to be more proactive and should take punitive action against those indulging in doping.A recent data issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had placed India (117) in the third position behind Russia (176) and Italy (129) among countries with most anti-doping rule violations.The AICS, which is headed by Vijay Kumar Malhotra and comprises imminent former athletes like Sachin Tendulkar, PT Usha, Kunjarani Devi, among others, suggested a two-pronged approach to deal with the situation.  Former sportspersons Bhaichung Bhutia, Kunjarani and Limba Ram strongly advocated that dope test should be made compulsory at School Games, State Competitions and State Championships and suggested stringent penal action.The AICS also stressed the need for accreditation of all food supplements by FSSI so that the blame cannot be shifted to the food supplements.Malhotra assured that he would take up the matter with all stake holders like Army, Para-Military Forces, State Chief Ministers and all other agencies to ensure dope free sports and also to make dope tests compulsory prior to the physical fitness tests for recruitment where physical fitness test is per-requisite for employment.last_img read more

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: When Kolkata became the young Englishmen’s Wembley

first_imgEngland defeated Spain 5-2 to be crowned the FIFA U-17 World Cup champions at the iconic Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.The Kolkata crowd is no less iconic, breaking attendance records over the course of the tournament and saw 66,684 football loving fans fill the stands for the final showdown between the Three Lions and La Roja.India became the most attended World Cup in the U-17 category overtaking China as 12,80,459 spectators filled the stands throughout the course of the tournament.The earlier record attendance of 12,30,976 being set in the first edition of the tournament back in 1985.A city generally divided when it comes to all things football, the crazy fans turned up to see the beautiful game on the grandest stage of them all united at the City of Joy.Flags of their favourite teams — Mohun Bagan or East Bengal were hung from the stands and chants of Spain united the crowd in the opening minutes of the game with Spain in cruise control leading by 2 goals.As Spain’s fortunes changed, so did the crowd backing them. England had been used to the Kolkata crowd having their back in matches. After the semifinal against Brazil, they seem to have accepted that Spain will get more love from the fans in Kolkata.But all that changed as Brewster headed in England’s first goal in the 44th minute. The crowd danced along to England’s tunes as the ‘tiki-taka’ melody fell flat. A certain Phil Foden was being the Pied Piper for the men in White and Blue.advertisementThe English coach, Steve Cooper, had noted earlier in the tournament that the Kolkata crowd appreciates good football and the fans wanted exactly that.After going down 2-0 in the span of 31 minutes, the English came all guns blazing in the second half and lit the Salt Lake Stadium.The familiar Mexican wave had never looked better, the flashlights on people’s phones outshone the stars above.Football had come home and the young English lions ran towards the stands, soaked in the rapturous reception and made Kolkata their own Wembley.last_img read more

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Texas Starter Cade Brewer Diagnosed With Concussion

first_imgTexas TE Cade Brewer celebrates a touchdown reception.AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 11: Cade Brewer #80 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)Texas tight end Cade Brewer is expected to make a big jump into the starting lineup in his upcoming junior year. Unfortunately, he just suffered a serious setback with an injury.On Tuesday, Brewer suffered a concussion in practice and has now entered the concussion protocol. In a release from the school, the Longhorns said that Brewer will return to action when cleared.“He will continue to be treated and evaluated and will return to action when he is cleared,” the school said in the release.There’s no timetable on a return from a concussion. But with Texas’ opener against Louisiana Tech just eight days away, it’s safe to say his status for Week 1 could be in jeopardy.UT FB Injury update: Jr. TE Cade Brewer “sustained a concussion in Tuesday’s practice and has entered concussion protocol”. Tough timing for the @LTHSCavFootball alum / likely starter. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/yHy8DdUXl2— Dennis de la Pena (@dennisonfox7) August 22, 2019 In his two years at Texas, Cade Brewer has 11 receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns.Last year he appeared in only two games, catching two passes for 19 yards.But with last year’s starter Andrew Beck now gone, Brewer should see substantially more reps.To make matters worse, Texas is having a serious problem with injuries heading into the season. Starters Keaontay Ingram, Zach Shackelford, and Brennan Eagles are all sidelined for the time being.How will head coach Tom Herman adjust for the missing starters with so little time left to prepare?last_img read more

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Akshay Karnewar plays for Ranji champions Vidarbha and he can bowl with both hands

first_img India Today Web Desk NagpurFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 19:52 IST Akshay Karnewar is an ambidextrous bowler – someone who can bowl with both hands (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAkshay Karnewar picked 31 wickets including two five-wicket hauls from 11 first-class matchesKarnewar is no dud with the bat either and has 429 runs at an average of 30.64 with a best of 94Karnewar does not spin the ball much but his guile often leaves batsmen perplexedAkshay Karnewar can do everything on a cricket field. He can bowl right-arm off-break. He can bowl left-arm spin. And he can bat. The 26-year-old Karnewar played a crucial role for Vidarbha in their victory over Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final in Nagpur.Akshay Karnewar is in action again for Vidarbha in the Irani Cup against Rest of India. In the first innings on the opening day, he picked up the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer which triggered a collapse.Karnewar is not just an effective ambidextrous bowler. In 11 first-class matches before the Irani Cup, which got underway on February 12, he had picked 31 wickets including two five-wicket hauls. He has also 429 runs at an average of 30.64 with a best of 94.In the final against Saurashtra, Karnewar scored an unbeaten 73 to lead a lower-order revival after Vidarbha had crashed to 196 for 7.Karnewar does not spin the ball much but his guile often leaves batsmen perplexed. On Tuesday against Rest of India, Karnewar bowled 15 overs, gave away 50 runs and picked up the wicket of Shreyas Iyer.Rest of India were cruising along at 231 for 3 with Iyer looking solid alongside first innings centurion Hanuma Vihari. But Karnewar ended Iyer’s stint with a sharp, accurate delivery.Following Iyer’s dismissal, Rest of India lost Ishan Kishan, K Gowtham and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja in quick succession.Also Read | U-23 bowler Shiva Singh’s 360-degree turn hogs limelightFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Akshay KarnewarFollow Ranji TrophyFollow VidarbhaFollow AmbidextrousFollow bowlerFollow Irani Cup 2019 Akshay Karnewar plays for Ranji champions Vidarbha and he can bowl with both handsAkshay Karnewar is an ambidextrous bowler and an effective batsman. The Vidarbha cricketer played a crucial knock in the final of the Ranji Trophy and picked up the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer on the opening day of the Irani Cup.advertisementlast_img read more

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Conservation officers have authority to kill wildlife BC judge

first_imgVANCOUVER – A British Columbia court has dismissed a case in which a wildlife advocacy group accused the provincial government of not following its own law on the destruction of wildlife.The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals filed a petition with the B.C. Supreme Court earlier this year challenging a conservation officer’s decision to kill a black bear cub near Dawson Creek in May 2016.Lawyers for the group argued in court last month that the officer didn’t have the authority under the Wildlife Act to euthanize the cub after it was found on the roadside, apparently orphaned.“The province says there are no legal limits on the ability of conservation officers to kill animals,” Arden Beddoes, a lawyer representing the Fur-Bearers, said at the time.“What we say is that … the Wildlife Act actually directs that there are limits,” he said. “If they’re not a threat, the officer, we say, does not have authority to kill the animal.”The province argued the law implies officers can destroy animals at their discretion, and the conservation officer decided the cub was not a suitable candidate for captive rearing and release.Justice Gordon Weatherill said in a written decision released last week that he agrees with the province.“I find it inconceivable that the legislature intended to restrict the wildlife management powers of officers to kill wildlife to those that are at large and likely to harm,” the decision says.Weatherill noted the authority to destroy animals is not “unlimited or unfettered.” He said officers can only kill wildlife when they are performing their duties and the actions follow government policy.The Fur-Bearers group said in a tweet that they are disappointed in the decision and “exploring options and next steps” with legal counsel.Conservation officers in B.C. responded to 1,972 calls about black bears and killed 454 of the animals between January and the end of October. During the same period last year, they responded to 1,757 calls and killed 458 black bears.last_img read more

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New federal food subsidy program panned in Yukon

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Nutrition North Canada program is now in full effect.The program replaced the Food Mail program which subsidized people for shipping goods like food.Now, those subsidies go to retailers, but the savings are supposed to be passed on to customers.Shoppers in one Yukon community say the new program means they’ll have less choice and higher prices.APTN National News reporter Shirley McLean has this story.last_img

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After Mentioning ‘Mexico’s Brothels’, Morocco’s Minister clarifies on Twitter

Fez- It seems that Mustapha El Khalfi, Morocco’s Minister of Communication and government spokesman, was either ill-advised or did not realize the seriousness of his words when he compared the high number of soap-operas broadcast TV channel to a “brothel in Mexico.”Three days after his declaration before the parliament on Tuesday, Khalfi found himself in an uncomfortable situation and was forced to use Twitter to clarify what he meant by this phrase when he talked about the Latin American soap operas served to the Moroccan public TV channels.“My statement has been altered. This is what gave rise to an attack on a friendly country Mexico, and this attack is unacceptable,” said El Kahlfi on his Twitter account on Friday. This clarification comes after Mexico formally protested the statement used by the Moroccan Minister, according to Le360.During a session of oral questions at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Mustapha El Khalfi slammed Moroccan public TV channels for the high number of Mexican soap-operas that 2M and Al Oula broadcast on a daily basis.“We need Moroccan Media; Morocco is not Afghanistan or any other country. The problem is not whether Morocco is like Afghanistan, Sudan or Iran, the problem is that there are those who want to turn Morocco [through serials and movies] into a brothel for Mexico,” he said.This statement risks to cause problem to Morocco’s diplomacy. Mexico is one of the countries that don’t support Morocco’s stance on the Western Sahara dispute and Minister Khalfi words won’t help change things for the better. The question that comes to one’s mind is why the Minister singled out Mexico when it is known that the soap-operas broadcast on Moroccan TV channels are not exclusively Mexicans.It remains to be seen if the Minister will come out of this controversy unscathed. Already some members of the opposition parties have been quick in slamming a statement that “can cost dearly to Morocco at the diplomatic level.”“Mr. El Khalfi’s response went beyond the scope of a government response to an opposition MP. It is a sovereign and a friendly country that is being abused and called into question. The Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar should react to the words pronounced by his colleague,” Driss Lachgar, Secretary General of the USFP was quoted by Quid.ma as saying.“There is no way one can overlook such words that can cost us diplomatically,” a member of the Party of Authenticity and Modernity (PAM), another opposition party, was quoted by the same source as saying. read more

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The Hassan II Mosque: a Jewel of Moroccan Sacred Art

By Mounir HaissourTetouan – Art lovers over the world enthusiastically agree that the creative aesthetic of the Hassan II Mosque embodies the peak of Islamic sacred art.  Because of its perfect combination of modern and ancient Islamic artistic traditions, the Hassan II Mosque is an elegant expression of Islam’s spirituality and a magnificent example of Moroccan architecture. The Moroccan Islamic art tradition exhibited in this mosque reflects various architectural styles in vogue at various points of Morocco’s history.  The style is a synthesis of Berber, Mediterranean, Eastern, African and Andalusian contributions. The combination, however, does not mean that the level of influence that these different styles had on the work was extreme and unrestrained; the Moroccan architects, artists and craftsmen were always guided by Islamic spirituality that bans images and icons of human figures.The mosque,  which was completed in 1993, is a large complex of nine hectares.  Its fine and detailed artistry is the result of 35,000 workers and craftsmen working over 50 million hours. Nineteen cranes were installed in order to erect the building, which houses a prayer hall, minaret and madrassa. This holy site can house nearly 100,000 worshipers. Its esplanade alone can accommodate 80,000 devotees. The far-reaching echo of its mouzzin’s call for prayer is heard across Casablanca. The minaret also flashes a laser visible 30 km distance at sea. Also, since the roots of its pillars are ceaselessly beaten by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, it required the construction of an 800 m long pier.The mosque draws inspiration from other mosques of the Islamic tradition. The mosque prayer hall is a replica of the Merenid Madrassa, and its tall spire is a copy of both the majestic Hassan Tower and the Koutoubiya Minaret. The green roof is a reproduction of the Qarawiyyine University of Fez. On the inside, the Hassan II Mosque features embellishments that employ arabesques and polygonal constructions of stucco and mosaic. The interior spaces feature ornaments of foiled arches and floral patterns of painted and engraved wood.MINARET: Soaring nearly 200 m, the minaret is topped by a sky-light and a metallic cover made of shining copper called jamour. Because of its exceptional height, sophisticated technology and modern construction techniques were used to erect the minaret. This is marked in the reinforced concrete (béton armé), which is able to resist against the combined effects of the wind and earthquakes.PRAYER HALL:  The prayer hall can hold over 25,000 people.  Its rectangular plan is supported by 78 pillars and is 200 meters long, 100 meters wide and 60 meters high. It has three naves perpendicular to the qibla wall. The central nave is larger and higher than the rest. The roof of the prayer hall undulates with a succession of varied domes, where suspended glass and chandeliers-imported from Italy- light the hall.ROOF: The 3,400 square meter roof is movable and is capped with emerald green tiles. In Islam, green denotes goodness and spiritual plenitude. Once this mobile roof is opened, it changes the central part of the prayer hall in a magnificent, sun-bathed courtyard.MADRASSA: The madrassa, a building that houses theological and other modern classes for pupils, covers 4,840 square meter and includes a basement and two stories. It is built back onto the qibla wall.  The madrassa includes a library, a museum and multi-purpose rooms for seminars, colloquia and conferences. These rooms are all equipped with sophisticated audiovisual equipment.After 7 years of sustained work, the Hassan II Mosque was inaugurated by His Majesty King Hassan II and other African leaders on August 30, 1993, the 11th Rabi II, 1414 in the Islamic calendar. That day coincided with the eve of the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday.  On that memorable day, all Muslims are in a festive mood and frequent holy shrines to read out psalms and praise the Almighty God.The location of the mosque is strategic. Erected at the western tip of the Islamic World, opposite the setting sun, the fog and the swell of the open sea, the building is at the uttermost end of Islamic lands – a religion that was born in the Orient and whose extreme west is Morocco. It was near that gigantic memorial that Oqba Ibn Nafi, the propagator of the Islamic faith, gave a historical discourse to his fellows, after realising that the Atlantic Ocean had been a natural barrier against the continuation of his preaching campaign 14 centuries ago.The Hassan II Mosque is an emblem of an entire nation. It symbolizes solidarity, commitment, creativity and spiritual devotion of the Moroccan people. It constitutes, without doubt, a fundamental element of Morocco’s national heritage. As a result, it is world-renown as a stunning example of Islamic sacred art. read more

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Solving the Cyprus problem also makes economic sense says UN envoy

6 March 2008The inability of many Cypriots to project what the positive elements of a settlement might look like in the future is holding back efforts to obtain a lasting solution to the dispute on the Mediterranean island, the senior United Nations envoy to Cyprus said today. Michael Møller, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative, told a conference in Nicosia that while the status quo on Cyprus was unacceptable, it was also not enough to merely make assertions that reaching a settlement was in the interests of everyone.He welcomed the research contained in a new report on the projected commercial opportunities across the island if there was a solution to the Cyprus problem.“I commend the authors for their outstanding work, which is bound to become a reference in all future consideration of the implications of a solution… and, necessarily, of the consequences of inaction,” he said, according to a press release from the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).“It helps answer a question at the front of every Cypriot’s mind, Greek and Turkish, one we should be doing more to address: ‘what will a solution mean to me and my family?’“I, for one, am deeply convinced that a just settlement will mean increased security for the people of Cyprus, greater stability for the region, increase in trade and provision of services, the creation of conditions that will allow culture and art to flourish, and the emergence of Cyprus as a model of peaceful coexistence in a world riven by division.”Solving the Cyprus problem makes economic sense, he stressed.Mr. Møller said that it was important “to make clear that the peace dividend that will accrue to all Cypriots following a solution includes benefits that will impact their daily lives in very concrete ways, including in their pocketbooks.”UNFICYP was established in March 1964 following the outbreak of intercommunal violence and is tasked with preventing a recurrence of fighting, and contributing to the maintenance and restoration of law and order and a return to normal conditions. read more

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Measles cases nearly doubled in a year UN health agency projects

“Measles is not going anywhere…It’s everyone’s responsibility,” said Dr. Katherine O’Brien, Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO. “For one person infected, up to nine or 10 people could catch the virus.”In addition to being potentially fatal, measles symptoms include rashes, blindness and inflammation of the brain. The virus can be transmitted extremely easily, by coughing and sneezing, and it can also survive for hours in a droplet of water.It knows no “geographical or political borders”, Dr. O’Brien said, noting nonetheless that since the year 2000, deaths from measles have fallen by over 80 per cent “probably saving around 21 million lives” in that period.Disease burden in 2018 almost double previous 12-month tallyThe WHO alert follows its announcement that as of mid-January this year, it had seen 229,068 reported cases of measles during 2018, in 183 Member States, which have until April to file data on the previous year’s disease burden.This is almost double the 115,117 cases reported at the same point last year, and WHO’s concern is based on the fact that the final number of infections rose to 173,330.“Due to reporting delays and outbreaks late in 2018, we expect that these numbers will increase, as they have done in previous years,” the agency said in a statement. Measles infections ‘increased in all regions’By region in 2018, Africa saw 33,879 measles infections; of these, 4,391 were from Madagascar alone, where 922 deaths have been reported in an ongoing outbreak that began last October.The Americas recorded nearly 17,000 cases of measles in 2018, the Eastern Mediterranean, just under 22,000. In Europe, there were 82,596 infections in 47 of 53 countries, ahead of South-East Asia (73,133) and the Western Pacific (23,607). To prevent outbreaks and eliminate measles, WHO urges countries to sustain high immunization coverage with two doses of measles vaccine, a regimen which has been administered to “billions” of children, Dr. O’Brien told journalists in Geneva.“We’re backsliding on the progress that has been made, not because we don’t have the tools, but because we’re not vaccinating,” she insisted. Measles jab myth debunkedThere is no association between autism and the measles jab; that myth has been debunked, Dr. O’Brien said, noting that the study that started the falsehood, was based on erroneous data.Nonetheless, in recent years vaccine coverage has stalled, at 85 per cent. This is far short of the 95 per cent needed to prevent outbreaks and leaves many people susceptible to the disease. Second-dose coverage stands at 67 per cent.Countries should also identify and address all communities that are under-immunized, advised Dr. Katrina Kretsinger, Medical Officer in the Expanded Programme on Immunization at WHO. “Some populations are more at risk than others” she said. “Children, migrants, refugees and poor populations.”Although WHO is working in affected regions with ministries of health it won’t commit to a compulsory vaccination recommendation.“It’s up to the countries to implement vaccination programmes,” Dr. Kretsinger suggested. “Some have made it mandatory for children to be vaccinated in order to attend school.”Before the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963, outbreaks and epidemics occurred every two to three years, causing an estimated 2.6 million deaths every year. The appeal to Member States to close gaps in vaccine coverage follows the previously announced news that an estimated 110,000 people died from the highly infectious but easily preventable disease in 2017. read more

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Ohio State womens hoops seeks top spot in Big Ten

After a decisive win against the Indiana Hoosiers, the No. 9 Ohio State women’s basketball team has crept within a half game of the conference lead. Now, OSU will look to grab first place in the Big Ten when they travel to Penn State to face the No. 12 Nittany Lions (21-5, 11-3 Big Ten) Monday. The Lady Lions hold the top spot in the Big Ten, as well as a five-game winning streak after defeating No. 17 Purdue, 74-63, Thursday. “You can never gauge your stuff on what other people are doing, whether they are coming in on a winning streak or a losing streak,” said OSU coach Jim Foster. “You got to stay focused on the topic at hand and that’s the next game.” That task will include stopping sophomore guard Maggie Lucas, who had 28 points in the victory against the Boilermakers. Lucas scored 20 of those points in the second half, and five 3-pointers throughout the game. “She’s able to get those three’s off and we just got to watch for her,” said redshirt junior guard Amber Stokes. “We know it’s going to be a competitive game.” Lucas is averaging more than 19 points a game, while her teammates junior guard Alex Bentley and senior guard Zhaque Gray are averaging 14 and 10 points respectively. With its guards contributing a majority of its points, OSU is preparing to see a team that mirrors it’s own offensive attack. “They’re good in transition, they like to push it, we like to push it,” Foster said. “There’s not a whole lot of teams in the league that like to go up and down … it’s going to be a fun game.” Senior guard Samantha Prahalis and junior guard Tayler Hill combined, are averaging 41.1 points per game. While Prahalis sat out against Indiana due to an illness, she’s still averaging more than 25 points a game and needs 19 more assists to become the all-time Big Ten assist leader. She has 874 and is chasing Northwestern’s Nancy Kennelly, who set the record 892 career assists from 1989-93. Monday’s game will be the first time OSU and Penn State have met since the Buckeyes defeated the Lady Lions, 84-70, in the 2011 Big Ten championship game. After Monday’s game, OSU has two more games remaining, including a trip to No. 21 Nebraska (20-6, 9-5 Big Ten), before heading into tournament play. The Buckeyes will look to defend their 2011 title beginning March 1 in Indianapolis. Monday’s game will be televised on ESPN2 with tipoff set for 7 p.m. read more

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Google Chrome 22 brings more secure Flash to Windows

first_imgGoogle Chrome has hit version 22, and once again there aren’t a truckload of user-facing changes to be found. But the Pepper (PPAPI) Flash plug-in has now made its way to Windows users, offering those who surf with Chrome unrivalled protection against rogue Flash apps on the web.Now, Chrome on Windows cradles the Flash plug-in in its own ultra-secure sandbox. As you may have seen at Pwn2Own over the past few years, plenty of Chrome vulnerabilities have been found — but its sandbox has proven incredibly hard to circumvent. Apart from getting a more secure Flash plug-in, Chrome has also gotten a more stable and efficient one. Google claims Flash-related crashes have been cut by around 20% and notes that the PPAPI plug-in is fully hardware accelerated. And there’s good news for Windows 8 users, too. Chrome’s (what was formerly known as) Metro version can display Flash content, putting it on even footing with Internet Explorer 10 (which is getting integrated Flash for its Metro version).It’s not often that Linux users get preferential treatment, but that was the case this time around. The Linux version of Google Chrome received PPAPI Flash back in version 20 back in June of this year. There were a couple good reasons why this happened, of course.For starters, Adobe had previously announced that it would no longer be developing a Flash plug-in for Linux. Google was well aware that the vast majority of surfers (and countless top websites) are still utilizing Flash, and it wanted to make sure that Chrome users on all platforms could still enjoy the same browsing experience. They teamed up with Adobe to deliver a Flash plug-in that utilized Chrome’s more modern, cross-platform PPAPI architecture instead of the ageing, less-secure NPAPI standard. It was also important for Google because Chrome OS is built atop Linux — and no Flash for Linux would have eventually meant no Flash for Chrome OS either.Last up are Chrome’s Mac users, who should be receiving the upgrade in the very near future.More at The Chromium Bloglast_img read more

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Greece seeks extra EU aid to protect sea borders

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece has called for emergency additional funds from the European Union to contain the rising tide of illegal crossings into its territory propelled by conflict in Syria and Iraq.“We are facing a great challenge,” Merchant Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told a press conference in Athens, saying that the number of undocumented migrants intercepted in the Aegean Sea was expected to triple by the end of 2014 over the same period last year.According to ministry data, more than 10,500 people were detained while trying to cross Greece’s sea border in 2013 while 17,000 people – the majority of them Syrians – were arrested in the first eight months of 2014.Greece, at the sharp end of Europe’s illegal immigration problem, is supported by Frontex, the 27-member bloc’s border management agency, and is slated to receive a total of 71 million euros in financial aid for the period between 2007-2015.However, on Thursday, Varvitsiotis stated that Greece needed an extra 63 million to meet staff requirements, saying previous EU funds had been used to upgrade coast guard equipment.Varvitsiotis, who came under fire earlier this year following the death of 12 immigrants in a botched coast guard operation near Farmakonisi island in the southern Aegean, said that failure to enhance Greece’s operational capability could undermine the effectiveness of rescue operations.“We have reached our limits. The risk is to have more incidents at sea,” he said.He said it would help if Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greece’s representative on the new European Commission, were appointed migration, fundamental rights and home affairs commissioner. Greece’s defense minister was expected to assume the post, according to a leaked document released by the EurActiv news website.last_img read more

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Les fichiers légaux sur MegaUpload risquent de disparaître

first_imgLes fichiers légaux sur MegaUpload risquent de disparaîtreSuite à la fermeture du site MegaUpload par les autorités américaines, certains utilisateurs qui y avait stocké des documents tout à fait légaux, ne les récupèreront certainement jamais.En effet, avec ce coup de filet soudain du gouvernement américain contre le téléchargement illégal, personne n’a eu le temps de récupérer ses fichiers personnels pouvant être conservés via MegaUpload. Quelques jours après l’arrêt des serveurs, de nombreux utilisateurs ont rapporté ces témoignages sur le Web, dépités d’avoir perdu des vidéos personnelles par exemple. D’autant plus que la faible popularité de ce genre de fichiers les poussait à avoir une courte durée de conservation sur les serveurs MegaUpload, favorisant évidemment les fichiers pirates (comme le dernier film à la mode) qui intéressent un plus grand nombre.D’après Digital Trends, le département de la justice américaine jette la pierre aux utilisateurs qui auraient dû se renseigner mieux: “MegaUpload a clairement informé les utilisateurs de cette spécificité à travers la Foire Aux Questions (FAQ) et ses conditions d’utilisation” et rappelle que les internautes “n’ont aucun doit de propriété sur aucun des fichiers stockés sur les serveurs de MegaUpload, ils assument le risque de perte ou d’indisponibilité de leurs données et que MegaUpload peut mettre un terme aux activités du site sans préavis”.Voilà qui est clair. On peut donc supposer que les serveurs ne seront pas ré-ouverts pour permettre la récupération des fichiers légaux…Le 24 janvier 2012 à 18:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Match announced for tonights 1014 WWE Main Event

first_img New WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions crowned at Extreme Rules Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Twitter Velvet Sky Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Now Playing Up Next Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Google+center_img Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next BOOM! Studios and WWE announce new original graphic novel at San Diego Comic-Con WWE Smackdown Results – 6/11/19 (Big E returns to action in a six-man tag with The New Day) WWE.com has announced that Rusev will face Big E on tonight’s 10/14 WWE Main Event on the WWE Network from Birmingham, Alabama.WWE.com: CAN BIG E BEAT RUSEV?Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need Itlast_img read more

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Save the Date March is for dancing drinking and parading about

first_imgWhat would St. Patrick’s Day celebrations be without a parade? They’d be St. Patrick’s Day celebrations without a parade. … And a lot less fun.Don’t spend time worrying about that doomsday scenario, since the annual Paddy Hough Parade returns from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 16, starting at Hough Elementary, 1900 Daniels St., Vancouver; free. The Parade features students, staff and the local community in a celebration of Hough Elementary School, its neighborhoods and the city. The parade will head from Hough Elementary, continuing north on Daniels to 24th Street, east on 24th Street to Main Street, south on Main Street to McLoughlin Boulevard, then west on McLoughlin back to Daniels to finish at Hough Elementary. 360-313-2100 or hough.vansd.org.A Portland Opera performance will take place in … Vancouver. Yes, you read that right. The 2018 Portland Opera Season Preview in Vancouver features Portland Opera’s resident artists and Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox, crossing the bridge to bring a show to Clark County starting at 2 p.m. March 18 at Magenta Theater, 1108 Main St., Vancouver; free, first come, first served. Resident artists perform a 50-minute program including highlights of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Gounod’s Faust, Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. 360-635-4358 or magentatheater.com.This band of performers won’t have to cross borders for their show. The Vancouver Symphony’s Chamber Music Series will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a Celtic concert showcasing classic and contemporary Irish music at 3 p.m. March 18 at the Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver; $25, $10 for students. The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will play dance tunes and audience-inclusive songs, followed by young artists playing the Celtic drums and flute. Music that will be played includes “My Wild Irish Rose,” Lannigan’s Ball” and “Danny Boy.” 360-816-0352 or vancouversymphony.org.Whether alone and secluded in your room or in the middle of a wedding party, everyone’s gotten down with dance moves at some point. Now you can walk it out for a good cause at Dance For A Cure from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 23 at Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver; $30 general, $42.39 includes shirt. The biggest team-taught Jazzercise class in Clark County benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win dozens of baskets and prizes. Comfortable workout shoes and clothing suggested. 360-903-1071 or facebook.com/events/1934282736898825.last_img read more

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Neil Warnock cannot wait for Brexit to happen already

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock has revealed he cannot wait to see the United Kingdom get out of the European Union, as citizens wait to see how the nation’s Brexit pans out.The details of the UK’s departure from the EU have been a major conversation in the media ever since a slim majority voted in favour of Brexit back in 2016.Now, as the deadline for the referendum approaches the United Kingdom’s parliament remains at a halt, while calls for a second referendum have become louder.It is undoubtedly a topic that demands patience and a lot of sensitivity; however Warnock, known for his blunt public statements insists he can’t wait for the 2016 decision to become a reality.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year Manuel R. Medina – May 15, 2019 The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.“I think once the country knows what they’re doing, it will be straightforward [to make signings] … Any transfer window is difficult for me, not just this one,” he told reporters, according to Goal.“I don’t know why politicians don’t do what the country wants, if I’m honest.”“They had a referendum and now we see different politicians and everyone else trying to put their foot in it … Why did we have a referendum in the first bloody place?”“I can’t wait to get out of it, if I’m honest. I think we’ll be far better out of the bloody thing. In every aspect.” “Football-wise as well, absolutely. To hell with the rest of the world.”last_img read more

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Healthy Living Alzheimers Clinical Trials

first_img Posted: September 11, 2018 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, September 11, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every 65 seconds, someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s. Right now there is no known cure or way to prevent the disease, but there are hundreds of studies happening in labs all over the world working to change that- including right here in San Diego.So what is a clinical trial and what’s it like to be in one? Dr. Rema Raman, from the Alzheimer’s Therapeutic Research Institute at USC, and Ed Noonan, a clinical study participant from Coronado, joined us in-studio for today’s Healthy Living. KUSI Newsroom Healthy Living: Alzheimer’s Clinical Trialslast_img read more

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