Sharks defenseman set to start conditioning assignment after ACL surgery

first_imgKANATA, Ontario — The Sharks are returning defenseman Radim Simek back to San Jose in anticipation that he’ll join the Barracuda of the AHL for a conditioning assignment.The Barracuda’s next game is Wednesday at 11 a.m. at SAP Center against the Bakersfield Condors.As of now, there does not appear to be any definitive timeline for how long Simek will need to be in the AHL, although the maximum time allowed for a conditioning stint is two weeks.Simek hasn’t played a game of any kind since …last_img read more

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The iWatch Is Coming, And That’s About All We Know

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Apple#iWatch The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img nick statt Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces We’ve known for some time that Apple’s rumored “iWatch” appears to be a real concept, with patent filings that suggest a device completely distinct from the already watch-like 6th-gen iPod Nano. A report from Bloomberg this morning adds a few details — namely that the product is being headed up by Apple design guru Jony Ive, who’s reportedly long been obsessed with smart watches since at least the mid-2000s, when he supposedly ordered boxes of Nike sports watches for his design team to play around with.The Verge’s Nilay Patel chimed in with a report that the iWatch will run a modified version of iOS, not a beefed up version of the Nano’s touch OS. That certainly sounds likely, given that Apple designed iOS from the ground up for the initial iPhone instead of simply updating the iPod OS. (See also: Who’s Manipulating Apple Stock With This iWatch Story?)Whether or not all that really tells us much about Apple’s vision for the iWatch is another question entirely. Apple could be aiming for a device that performs a wide array of phone functions, with a smartphone in the pocket as the backup. Alternatively, it might still be taking a stripped-down Bluetooth approach, in which the smartwatch will only work in tandem with an iPhone and perform simple functions, like receiving notifications and checking emails and texts.A more capable smartwatch, however, must also clear the hurdle of battery life. The Pebble smartwatch promises a week between charges, though it’s a fairly simple device compared to the claims being made for the iWatch. And Apple may be having difficulty making an iWatch with even a 4-5 day battery life, as The Verge’s Patel reports that the current prototype lasts only “a couple [of] days max.”Crippling battery drain would present a huge problem should Apple be hoping to dominate the much-talked-about segment of wearable devices. That’s a market Google is already clearly targeting with its projected release of its augmented-reality Glass device.last_img read more

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Morneau says Canada should be exempt from new US tariffs on steel

first_imgTORONTO – Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Canada should be exempted from the aluminum and steel tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing.He says Canada is a “staunch ally” of the U.S. and that it has been “firm” in its opposition to the tariffs.Speaking at a women’s entrepreneurship event in Toronto, he stressed the tariffs are not advantageous to either country or national security.Morneau’s comments came hours after Trump tweeted he would nix aluminum and steel tariffs if NAFTA negotiations end with a new agreement that’s more favourable for the U.S.The latest round of NAFTA talks are concluding this week in Mexico City.The Trump administration has been citing national security as the reason why it’s eying tariffs of 10 per cent on aluminum and 25 per cent on steel.last_img read more

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Kohli looking at Jadeja as 3rd spinner

first_imgNew Delhi: Considered a complete package for the limited-overs cricket, Ravindra Jadeja’s career saw a surprise turn when he was left out of the national team after the ODI against West Indies in July 2017. For close to a year and two months, he was seen as India’s spin weapon in only Test cricket. But the Asia Cup in Dubai last year saw the selectors deciding to give him another chance, and while he is still not the first-choice spinner in this Indian team, he has clearly booked himself a place in the flight for the World Cup. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherSources in the team management who are aware of the developments said his quality performance in the just concluded ODI series against Australia has all but sealed his place in the flight to England for the 2019 World Cup. “Jadeja is very much in the scheme of things. Even if he doesn’t automatically find a place in the XI, his role could be important if the wickets in England are flat and offer a bit of turn, as expected for now. Also, you have to realise that he is your only conventional left-arm spinner in the team and in a long format tournament like the World Cup, you will need him. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”Also, with Jadeja what you get is an extended lower middle-order. Yes, he might not be scoring runs in every game, but he can definitely wield the willow. Not to forget his brilliance on the field. He is one of those who can easily save 10-15 runs with his pace across the square. In high-pressure games, 10-15 runs can be worth its weight in gold,” the source said. Asked if that meant it was a three-way race for the two spots between Kuldeep Yadav, Jadeja and Yuzvendra Chahal, the source said that was a call that would have to be taken by the coach and captain depending on how they assess the opposition.last_img read more

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Workload management: Rohit, Zaheer tell players to ‘listen’ to their bodies

first_imgMumbai: Offering an advice to the World Cup-bound India players living out of their suitcase for months, opener Rohit Sharma and former pace spearhead Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said: “listen to your body”. The suggestion came amid a debate around the workload management of players, now gearing up for a gruelling Indian Premier League, which will end barely days before the ICC showpiece begins in the United Kingdom on May 30. “It’s going to be challenging as always. We have been on the road for last three or four years. We have played a lot of back to back cricket. It depends on individuals. You should always listen to your body,” Rohit said. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhRohit is leading the Mumbai Indians in the IPL with Zaheer being the team’s Director of cricket operations. “Yes, the World Cup is our priority. The IPL is also one of the biggest tournaments in the world. That is our priority as well. Keeping everything in mind we would take a decision collectively (on workload factor) on each individual,” the swashbuckling batsman said. Zaheer felt that it was up to the individuals to listen to their bodies as far as workload was concerned. “I have always felt it’s an individual call. You have to listen to body and respond. I think we all recognise how important the World Cup is as a tournament and we also understand what the IPL brings to the table — match practice and intensity.”last_img read more

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SSC paper leak case: Apex court allows declaration of re-examination’s result

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Staff Selection Commission to declare the result of a re-examination of SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2017 held last year. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer said that injunction granted on August 31, last year on the declaration of result for SSC CGL, 2017, would not continue on a re-examination conducted on March 9, 2018. The top court said that lakhs of unemployed youths have suffered because someone from the organisation was corrupt. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’It also set up a high powered committee comprising Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder of tech giant Infosys, and renowned computer scientist Vijay P Bhatkar to suggest reforms for conducting of competitive examinations fairly by government bodies. The bench said that it will decide the terms of reference for the high powered committee at the later stage and posted the matter for further hearing on April 9. The examination papers of the SSC CGL 2017 were allegedly leaked, leading to huge protests from job seekers for several days. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KAmid the protests, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) had recommended a CBI probe into the allegations of paper leak. On August 31, last year, the apex court had stayed the declaration of result of the SSC CGL and Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination held in 2017, in which lakhs of students had appeared, saying it seemed that the entire test and the system was “tainted”. At the outset, the bench Monday asked the Centre to consider re-conducting the 2017 examination as several of the papers were alleged to be tainted. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Centre said that there was no need for re-examination of entire papers as the leak was “extremely localised” and those behind the leaks were identified and action was taken. He said that there was allegation with regard to one paper which was held on February 21, 2018 and the SSC has cancelled that paper and a re-examination was taken on March 9, which was not tainted.last_img read more

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UN Chief Ban: Drug smuggling rises in West Africa

first_imgUnited Nations – $1.25 billion of cocaine passes through West Africa each year, says UN Chief Ban-Ki moon.The UN estimates that $1.25 billion of cocaine is passing through West Africa each year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki–moon said on Thursday in New York. Ban stated that a rising portion of drugs entering West African coasts followed the Sahel route on the way to the Mediterranean. “In a particularly disturbing development, West Africa is no longer just a transit route for drug traffickers but a growing destination with more than a million users of illicit drugs. I urge all member states to ratify and fully implement these conventions and instruments without delay,” Moon said. Ban also stressed that “he also expressed that their work was guided by the conventions against organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, as well as the international instruments on terrorism, which must be implemented in full compliance with human rights standards and norms.”last_img 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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Sweat chooses safety above NFL stardom

Former Ohio State linebacker Andrew Sweat made national headlines when he walked away from an opportunity to play in the NFL on May 14, less than three weeks after signing with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent. He cited concussion symptoms as his reason to step away from the game. Sweat made the decision that playing professional football was not worth risking his long-term health. “I had three (concussions) at Ohio State,” Sweat told The Lantern. “I still was having symptoms – it was very scary. It’s not something that you experience often. You’re slowed down, you can’t think as well, it’s tough.” The link between football and head injuries has been reported and discussed often by the media and scientists who determine causes of head injuries while researching the risks and ways to prevent brain damage. Sweat said one of the symptoms he dealt with was depression. “Your mind’s just not right,” Sweat said. “I’ve never been depressed in my life but I mean, I was depressed in the spring because of my concussion. It’s definitely scary.” Dr. Paul Gubanich is a team physician for OSU Sports Medicine and an assistant clinical professor of internal medicine at OSU. Gubanich previously worked with professional football players as a member of the Cleveland Browns’ medical staff from 2004-2010. Gubanich told The Lantern that the link between athletes with concussions and depression is “something that we’re seeing more and more,” but head injuries are not necessarily the reason for their depression. “The truth is that we see (depression in athletes with concussions),” Gubanich said. “The underlying cause of that is not necessarily clear. The question becomes, is that actually a symptom of a concussion or is that a symptom of some other underlying process? The fact that they’re being treated for a chronic condition, that they’re removed from certain activities … We’re taking an athlete out of their normal environment – a young, healthy, vibrant person – and we’re changing their everyday activity.” A 2007 study in Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, an official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, investigated the link between concussions and depression. This study, which was led by Kevin Guskiewicz, the chair of University of North Carolina’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science, said he found that retired professional football players who had three or more concussions in their playing careers were three times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than players who had no history of concussions. Sweat said he met with Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins, the clinical and executive director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program, and was cleared to play. Due to patient privacy reasons, Collins declined The Lantern’s request for comment. Sweat, who is set to graduate from OSU this spring with a degree in marketing, said he will attend graduate school to pursue a career in law or medical sales. OSU athletic director Gene Smith, who told The Lantern in October 2010 that he suffered two concussions during his playing days, thinks Sweat is making the right decision. “I’m actually glad Andrew Sweat is going to law school,” Smith said during a Tuesday interview with The Lantern. “He’s a smart kid … he had a couple of tough concussions.” Sweat is only one of multiple players who have made the move in the past few weeks to give up their professional football careers due to concussion risks. Chad Diehl, a former Clemson fullback who signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent following the draft, retired on May 16. According to the Spartanburg Herald Journal, Diehl wrote on his Facebook page that he suffered another concussion in rookie mini-camp. “The doctor and I came into agreement that it would be in my best interest for my football career to go ahead and come to an end,” Diehl added. Eight-year NFL veteran guard Jacob Bell made the same decision earlier this month. Bell, who had signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his decision “came down to risk and reward.” Like Sweat and Diehl, Bell decided that the risk of long-term brain damage from concussion was not worth the reward of playing professional football. Gubanich said it is important for football players and other athletes in collision contact sports to understand the risks of their sport. “I wish (Sweat) the best,” Gubanich said. “I feel bad for these athletes … obviously some of them do know the risk, and I think our job is to help get the message out there and to try and help manage these situations to the best that we can, but there’s still a lot of awareness and education that needs to be done at multiple levels.” read more

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