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Florida State President John Thrasher Releases Statement On FSU’s Decision To Dismiss QB De’Andre Johnson

first_imgFSU President releases statement n support of Jimbo Fisher's decision to dismiss De'Andre Johnson from the football team.FSU President Releases StatementFlorida State president John Thrasher has released a statement on the decision to dismiss Seminoles’ quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the four-star freshman punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar last month. Thrasher says “there is no question in my mind” that Jimbo Fisher made the correct decision to dismiss Johnson. Here’s the full statement. Statement from #FSU president John Thrasher on decision to dismiss De’Andre Johnson.— Tom D’Angelo (@tomdangelo44) July 7, 2015Johnson, a true freshman, was ranked one of the top-15 quarterbacks in the 2015 class.last_img read more

Scott Frost Announces Major QB News For Saturday’s Ohio State Game

first_imgNebraska's players take the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Quarterback has been a trouble spot for Nebraska football through the slow start to the Scott Frost tenure, especially with freshman starter Adrian Martinez dealing with injuries early in the year.Luckily, the Huskers are getting some help with depth at the crucial position.Noah Vedral transferred from UCF, shortly after Frost made the move from Orlando to Lincoln. It wasn’t without drama.UCF attempted to block Vedral’s move. To avoid it, Vedral elected to walk-on for the Huskers.The Nebraska native still faced a potential year off due to the transfer. The Huskers put in a waiver, and after the first month-and-a-half of the season, the NCAA granted it to him and ruled him immediately eligible.Now, Scott Frost has made a big change to Noah Vedral’s place on the Nebraska football depth chart.Vedral has been bumped up to QB2, behind only Martinez.Scott Frost said Noah Vedral will be the No. 2 QB headed into the Ohio State game. #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) November 1, 2018He wound up making his debut during Nebraska’s last game, the win over Bethune-Cookman. It wasn’t the most impressive appearance; Vedral completed 2-of-9 passes for 29 yards, and ran seven times for 13 yards.At UCF last year, backing up star McKenzie Milton, he was 22-for-29 for 276 yards and a touchdown, playing in six games.The best news for Vedral is that he may still retain a year of eligibility. Thanks to a new NCAA rule, he can play in a total of four games this season and not lose the full year.After Frost took over the job, Nebraska saw a few quarterbacks transfer out, leaving Martinez as the only healthy, eligible scholarship player at the position to start the year. Walk-on Andrew Bunch played okay earlier in the year, stepping in for Martinez after he was hurt late in the game against Colorado, but clearly Frost thinks Vedral gives Nebraska the better chance to win, if Martinez is forced out of the game again.last_img read more

Veterinary Services Diagnostic Lab Accredited for Testing of Fish

first_img Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, in his remarks at the presentation of the accreditation certificate at the VSDL offices on Old Hope Road, St. Andrew, on Wednesday (January 31) said that “this… will move us ahead and enable us to expand in the area that is so crucial – our export trade”. Senior Veterinary Officer, VSDL, Dr. Wintorph Marsden, said he was “very elated” with the accreditation. The Veterinary Services Diagnostic Laboratory (VSDL) in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has been accredited to carry out tests on fish for the export market. Story Highlights The Veterinary Services Diagnostic Laboratory (VSDL) in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has been accredited to carry out tests on fish for the export market.The certification, from the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC), is for conducting two tests for heavy metals in the biological tissues of fish and amnesic shellfish toxins in fishery products.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, in his remarks at the presentation of the accreditation certificate at the VSDL offices on Old Hope Road, St. Andrew, on Wednesday (January 31) said that “this… will move us ahead and enable us to expand in the area that is so crucial – our export trade”.He added that the certification will enable the VSDL to provide fisheries products that are of international standards “which will create a good outlook on Jamaica and boost our foreign exchange earnings in the long run”.Senior Veterinary Officer, VSDL, Dr. Wintorph Marsden, said he was “very elated” with the accreditation.“It has been a long journey. It is the first time that the Veterinary Services Diagnostic Laboratory will be certified and accredited. We have never been internationally certified. We are more than excited, and we are looking forward to having more certification done,” Dr. Marsden added.Chief Executive Officer, JANAAC, Sharonmae Shirley, said that the accreditation process was a thorough and rigorous one, and “we are fully satisfied with the (lab’s) competence”.“The VSDL team is passionate about quality and the delivery of competent conformity assessment services to its customers,” she added.Mrs. Shirley said that JANAAC is committed to providing its stakeholders with world-class accreditation services. She pointed out that accreditation of Jamaican products before exportation is very important for nation building.“Accreditation is the formal attestation of a conformity assessment body’s (CAB) ability to impartially, competently and consistently meet the specific requirements of an international standard for its scope of tests. Simply put, accreditation provides confidence, the stamp of approval… . Accreditation allows you to make an informed decision when selecting a laboratory, as it demonstrates competence, impartiality and capability. Accreditation helps to underpin the credibility and performance of your goods and services,” she said.JANAAC is the national accreditation body of Jamaica. Since its establishment in 2008, it has been carrying out its mandate of facilitating trade between Jamaica and its trading partners by enabling the country’s conformity assessment system to meet international standards and the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.The organisation, which is an entity under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, provides accreditation services to CABs, which consist of laboratories and inspection and certification bodies.It also provides training to personnel involved in the accreditation of CABs, which includes assessors, CAB staff, quality managers and internal auditors.JANAAC is the only internationally recognised accreditation body in the English-speaking Caribbean.last_img read more

BJP govt has record of raising high expectations not delivering anything Cong

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress alleged on Thursday that the BJP-led government had a record of raising high expectations by making tall promises but not delivering anything and the president’s address to a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament was the prime example of “a lot of intent founded upon sheer inaction”. Congress’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the unwritten convention of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government was “action not matching its words”. “BJP Government’s record is raise high expectations, tall promises and zero sum delivery. Presidential address is the prime example of a lot of intent founded upon sheer inaction. The unwritten convention in BJP government is ‘action not matching with its words’,” he said on Twitter. Pointing out that 74 jawans were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 alone and 10 jawans had sacrificed their lives over the last one week, Surjewala said national security was in peril and accused the Union home ministry and intelligence agencies of failing to prevent terror attacks in Anantnag and Pulwama. “BJP Government disregarded honour of our veterans and ex-servicemen by converting ‘One Rank, One Pension’ to ‘One Rank, Five Pensions’. BJP Government has yet not accorded Status of ‘Shaheed’ to martyred Paramilitary forces-who fight both terrorists & naxals. Intent founded upon inaction,” he said. In a series of tweets, the Congress leader said the country was staring at a severe water crisis and the NITI Aayog had said 40 per cent Indians would have no access to drinking water by 2030, while 21 cities would run out of groundwater. He said most of the agrarian states were hit by a severe water crisis, but the government’s promise was “merely superficial” and thus, “Intent is founded upon inaction.” The new education policy was pending for five years, the Congress leader said, adding that the average spending on education had been a pittance of 4.3 per cent of the Union Budget in the last five years. “Government promises 2 crore additional seats but shortage of teachers. Central University – 5,606, IIT/IIM/NIT – 6,335, rural colleges – 1,37,298. Intent founded upon Inaction,” he said. On the government’s project on Ganga cleanliness, Surjewala said, “Betrayal to Clean Maa Ganga. 70 pc projects under Namami Ganga unfinished. 80 pc funds lie unspent. Maa Ganga in Varanasi more polluted than ever. Yet Ganga Ministry merged and more promises! Intent founded upon inaction.” “Presidential address again promises Doubling Farm Incomes. Doubling Farm Income till 2022 requires an Annual Agri Growth of 10.4 pc but in the past 5 years, Agri has grown by an average of just 2.9 pc. Farm income growth is 14 year low. Again, intent founded upon inaction,” he said.last_img read more

Mumbai fire All 84 rescued from terrace

first_imgMumbai: All 84 people stranded on the terrace of the MTNL building in Bandra West have been rescued by the firefighters, Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Mumbai Fire Brigade said. A major fire had broken out inside the MTNL building in Mumbai’s Bandra West on Monday afternoon. Fourteen fire engines and other equipment, including a robot van and an ambulance, are at the spot to douse the level-four fire. The fire is confined to the 3rd and 4th floor of the nine-storey building, situated at SV Road in suburban Bandra. No casualties have been reported so far. A fireman got injured during rescue operations due to suffocation. He has been admitted to Bhabha Bandra hospital. “He is stable. Just has breathing problem,” said superintendent Dr Pradeep Jadhav.last_img read more

Hope fading for whale beached in Newfoundland The animal may die here

first_imgHARBOUR GRACE, N.L. – Hope was fading for a beached whale as night fell Monday on a small coastal community in eastern Newfoundland.Wayne Ledwell of Whale Release and Strandings said the adult minke whale had been freed Monday morning, but instead of heading for the open waters of Conception Bay, it turned around and was stranded again in shallow waters near the town of Harbour Grace.“I just think it’s a sick animal, for whatever reason,” Ledwell said in an interview late Monday. “The body is totally emaciated … This whale has some skin sloughing off of it. You can see some of its ribs.”He said its behaviour was typical of a whale that seemed determined to beach itself.“What I would rather do with an animal like this is to let nature take its course,” he said after returning to shore. “The animal is there for a reason … I think the animal may die here.”Ledwell said he was consulting with federal Fisheries officials in Harbour Grace. A final decision on a course of action will likely come Tuesday morning, he said.The whale, which was stuck about 20 metres from shore, is about seven metres long and probably weighs between two and three tonnes.Earlier in the day, Ledwell and a colleague managed to free the whale using the oars on their small boat.“They tried several times to get it out,” said a local resident who works at a convenience store close to where the whale was stranded. “It went farther out in the water and it just turned around and came back in again.”The witness, who identified herself as Mary, said she could see the whale spouting from its blowhole earlier in the day.About a couple dozen people had gathered by the shore to watch the whale, she said.last_img read more

Candain Standup Star Mike Birbiglia Gets Personal Again At JFL42

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: He first went into harrowing and hilarious detail about his serious sleep disorder in a 2008 off-Broadway one man show titled Sleepwalk with Me. (He’d also had bladder cancer at one point, observing in the same show, “whenever they find something, it’s never anything good, like, ‘We found something in your bladder — and it’s season tickets to the Yankees!’ ”) The painfully funny mining of his own deadly serious predicament won him fans and set the tone for live performances to come. “I started saying to myself, ‘What is this? How did I end up here?’ It’s when life becomes so strange in these rare moments in your life where you’re lucky enough that you just hope that your better instincts kick in.”Birbiglia, 39, has made a career of living off his better instincts. His low-key, homebody persona sets up jokes about the smallest of frustrations and awkward moment (“A girl offered me E at the club: ‘Have you ever done E?’ “I watch E’ ”) but it’s probably his introspective, heartfelt monologues that have held audiences spellbound for a decade.Toronto fans can take in latest standup set, which again delves into personal territory, at this year’s JFL42 festival, which starts this Thursday and runs until Sept. 30. (Birbiglia’s headliner set at the Sony Centre is set for Sept. 29.) Twitter Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The pressure was on Mike Birbiglia this summer in Montreal. He was being crowned “Standup Comedian of the Year” at the Just for Laughs comedy festival. Just to ramp up his self-consciousness, on the day of the awards, he was surrounded by comedy gold.“I’m in this room with Trevor Noah, Judd Apatow, Jim Carrey, all these people,” says Birbiglia, interviewed the day after the ceremony. Ali Wong, Craig Ferguson, Jay Baruchel and Jeff Ross are also on the dais. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

RCMP looking for missing 27yearold female

first_imgIf you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 27-year-old Amelia Crocker.  She was last seen by family members in Grande Prairie on February 26, 2018 but she has been in communication with friends as late as March 26, 2018.Amelia is described as:CaucasianMedium length brown hairBrown Eyes5’2″/ 140 lbsThere is a concern for Crocker’s well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with her as soon as possible.last_img read more

SC to hear on Apr 8 pleas challenging Centres decision on 10

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday said it would hear on April 8 a batch of petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs as well as admissions to educational institutions to economically weaker sections across all classes.A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer said it would also deal with the contentions raised by some of the petitioners who have said that the matter was required to be adjudicated upon by a constitution bench. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’At the outset, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, sought an adjournment saying he and Attorney General K K Venugopal were appearing in a matter on Thursday before a constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. “I am on my legs before the constitution bench. Please accommodate me,” he told the bench. Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for one of the petitioners, referred to the apex court’s last order passed in the matter on March 11 and said the issue of whether these pleas should be referred to a Constitution bench should be considered. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”If the matter is to go before a Constitution bench, then ad-hoc adjournment cannot come in the way,” he said, adding, “You (bench) have to consider if this matter needs to go before a Constitution bench since it attacks the basic structure”. To this, Mehta said, “On this (issue of whether to refer the matter to a Constitution bench), the Attorney General has to say something.” He said these pleas have been “suddenly listed” before a new bench and the Attorney General was appearing in a Constitution bench matter today in the CJI’s court. “We would like to give opportunity to them (Centre) and the Attorney General,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioners. Dhavan said the Railways is going to hold recruitment with 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections as per the 103rd amendment. The bench orally observed that it would be subject to its final orders in the matter. Referring to the nine-judge bench decision of the apex court in the landmark 1992 Indira Sawhney case, Dhavan said reservation is to be based on the concept of discrimination. The apex court allowed a separate plea filed by the Centre which has sought a stay on proceedings initiated in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the government’s decision to grant 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections in jobs and education. On March 11, the apex court had said it was not in favour of passing an order at this stage to refer the petitions to a constitution bench. The court had said it will consider on March 28 whether the matter is required to be referred to a constitution bench. The top court had earlier refused to stay the Centre’s decision to grant 10 per cent quota in jobs and admissions to poor candidates in the general category. However, the court had agreed to examine the validity of the law and issued a notice to the Centre on the pleas. Petitions have been filed by parties, including ‘Janhit Abhiyan’ and NGO ‘Youth For Equality’, challenging the Centre’s decision. One of the petitioners has sought quashing of the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, saying economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation. The petitioner has said the bill violates the basic feature of the Constitution as reservation on economic grounds cannot be limited to the general category and the overall 50 per cent ceiling limit cannot be breached.last_img read more

Pumpkin spice How about a Buffalo sauce latte asks Tim Hortons

VANCOUVER — It may be pumpkin spice season, but in the latest move by restaurants to create social media buzzworthy concoctions, Tim Hortons is experimenting with a far more bizarre new latte flavour: Buffalo sauce.The latte — available at only two Buffalo, N.Y., locations for a limited time — is made with a “bold Buffalo sauce flavour,” and finished off with “a dusting of zesty Buffalo seasoning” and a whipped topping. Blue cheese not included.The idea to incorporate Buffalo sauce into its menu stemmed from noticing both the coffee-and-doughnut chain and the sauce were created in 1964, Tims said in a press release.“I think that is part of the broader strategy to create products and items that will garner some of that social media excitement,” said Robert Carter, executive director of foodservice at NPD Group, a market research firm.“(But) I don’t know if it’s, you know, to the point where they’re going, ‘Let’s just think of the most crazy outlandish thing.”‘In an environment where consumers’ wage growth is falling behind the pace of economic expansion, restaurant industry growth is fairly flat, said Carter.That means chains are forced to differentiate themselves and steal customers from other companies in order to boost their traffic, he said. One way to do that is create buzzworthy food and beverage items that consumers, especially the important millennial demographic, will share on their social media profiles, Carter added.In this vein, Tim Hortons has launched a series of zany products recently. Last Canada Day, some U.S. restaurants served Canada-inspired treats, including a poutine doughnut featuring cheese curds and gravy.“We always enjoy having some fun with our guests by sharing innovative and unique products,” a Tim Hortons spokesperson said in an emailed statement.They’re not alone in the practice. Coffee chain competitor Starbucks launched its Unicorn Frapuccino in April, capitalizing on millennials’ collective obsession with the single-horned creature. The fast-food industry has also seen chicken taco shells and burger buns, hot-dog stuffed pizza crusts and black- and red-bunned Whopper burgers, just to name a few.As industry growth is expected to remain stagnant over the next few years, Carter anticipates major brands will continue the trend of serving up Instagram-worthy dishes.Brands can no longer rely on traditional advertising, said Yann Cornil, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.With people watching less television, he said, brands must generate traction via word-of-mouth and social media.Part of what’s helping attract people to this particular latte, Yann said, is it’s a global brand honing in on a distinct local flavour. Communities respond well to chains creating products based on their local identities, he said.The strange combination of chicken-wing sauce and coffee also draws in sensation seekers, he said. These individuals may not even enjoy the taste, but enjoy the thrill of novel experiences. Typically, they’re younger people, Yann said, so part of Tim Hortons’s strategy may be to draw in a younger demographic.Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter read more

Myanmar UN welcomes release of child soldiers commitment to get them educated

The group of 91 people arrived in the capital, Yangon, earlier this week where, for many of them, they met their families for the first time after several years of separation, according to the office of the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.“Such discharges must be accelerated so that the Tatmadaw can quickly achieve the double objective of zero under-age recruitment, and full discharge of those that are under 18,” said Shalini Bahuguna, Deputy Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country.Unlike the young people previously released, this group is expected to be enrolled in school immediately. A recent directive from the Ministry of Education ensures that children discharged from the forces can directly enroll in school and resume their studies at any point in the year. Previously, it took up to two months for children formerly associated with the armed forces to go back to school.“Such directives set a precedent and show a Government-wide commitment to improve and accelerate care and reintegration for released children,” said Ms. Bahuguna.“The military is not a place for a child to grow up,” she added, speaking on behalf of the UN Country Taskforce on Monitoring and Reporting (CTFMR) on Grave Violations against children.The task force includes various UN agencies and programmes, as well as international non-governmental organizations, and is helping to oversee an action plan signed in June 2012 to break the ties between children and the forces. The action plan sets a timetable and measurable activities for the release and reintegration of children associated with Government armed forces, as well as the prevention of further recruitment.Since the plan was singed, a total of 364 children and young people have been released, including today’s group.Myanmar is one of seven countries – with armed forces or armed groups identified by the UN Secretary-General as committing grave child rights violations – working together with the UN system to end such violations in situations of armed conflict.Under the action plan to end and prevent recruitment and use of children in the Tatmadaw, the Government has agreed to: identify all children in the Tatmadaw and ensure their unconditional release/discharge; facilitate the reintegration of released children into their families and communities; and facilitate processes that seek to end child recruitment by non-State armed groups, among other measures.“I rely on the Government’s commitment to act on each of the points listed in the Action Plan, including mechanisms to end and prevent the recruitment of children and hold perpetrators accountable” said Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. “The international community should spare no efforts to support Myanmar to make the promise of the Action Plan a reality for the country’s children” Ms. Zerrougui added.In March 2014, her office and UNICEF launched “Children, not Soldiers,” a campaign to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by government security forces in conflict by 2016. read more

Costello throws 5 touchdowns to lead Stanford over UCLA

PASADENA, Calif. — K.J. Costello threw for 344 yards and career high five touchdowns leading Stanford to a 49-42 victory over UCLA on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.The Cardinal, who have won 11 straight over the Bruins, trailed 42-41 midway through the fourth quarter when the junior threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Osiris St. Brown. Bryce Love ran it in for the two-point conversion to put them up by a touchdown.UCLA (3-9, 3-6) drove to the Stanford 43 with under a minute remaining before turning it over on downs.JJ Arcega-Whiteside — who had seven receptions for 196 yards — caught three touchdowns. He has 14, which ties the school’s single-season record first set by James Lofton in 1978. Trenton Irvin (seven receptions, 103 yards) also had a touchdown while Love rushed for 85 yards on 22 carries with a TD for the Cardinal (7-4, 5-3 Pac-12).UCLA’s Wilton Speight was 29 of 47 for 466 yards and an interception and one rushing touchdown in his final collegiate game. Tight end Caleb Wilson was his main target with nine receptions for 184 yards.Joshua Kelley rushed for 55 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns and Martell Irby had 47 yards and a score.UCLA trailed 41-27 with 5:24 remaining on a Arcega-Whiteside TD from Costello before beginning its rally. UCLA got its first safety since 2012 when Martin Andrus tackled Love in the end zone. On the free kick, Darnay Holmes returned it 93 yards to bring the Bruins within 41-36 with 2:09 left in the third.After a Stanford punt, the Bruins took a one-point lead on a 13-play, 90-yard drive, culminating in a Speight keeper from a yard out.SPARSE CROWDThe game drew only 38,391 to the Rose Bowl, which marks the lowest UCLA home crowd since 1997 when 38,165 saw the Bruins face Oregon State.THE TAKEAWAYStanford: The Cardinal had allowed only one touchdown in the third quarter this season until Saturday, when they allowed two touchdowns and a safety.UCLA: Chip Kelly will be looking to upgrade his defence after the Bruins allowed 40 or more points in four games this season. UCLA lost its first five games but showed some signs of improvement over the second half.UP NEXTStanford: Faces Cal in Berkley next Saturday after wildfires postponed the Nov. 17 game.UCLA: Opens the 2019 season on Aug. 31 at Cincinnati.Joe Reedy, The Associated Press read more

A No 16 Seed Will Win But Dont Bet On It

Upsets, upsets and more upsets. Every year, they help drive the NCAA Tournament to a special place in our sports culture. And yet, despite 128 opportunities, we still haven’t seen the king of all upsets — a “lowly” No. 16 seed has yet to knock off a No. 1 seed in the men’s tournament. Yet the math says three No. 16 seeds should have beaten a No. 1 by now. So why hasn’t it happened? In the film above, we explore that question and discuss whether you should expect the ultimate upset to happen this year.Film directed by Jason Reid. Produced by Adam Brown and Jason Reid. Check out our March Madness predictions.CORRECTION (March 14, 2:35 p.m.): An earlier version of this video misidentified Santa Clara University as part of the University of California public college system. It is not. read more

Logan Stieber finishes decorated Ohio State career with fourth national title

OSU redshirt-senior Logan Stieber reacts after winning his 4th consecutive NCAA title by beating Edinboro’s Mitchell Port in the 141-pound championship match during the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 21 in St. Louis. Credit: Courtesy of TNSEach year, 330 wrestlers compete for a National Championship. Since 1929, when national championships were officially first handed out, only three had won four individual titles.That number rose to four on Saturday when Ohio State redshirt-senior Logan Stieber accomplished the feat for himself. But even after inking his name in the history books, Stieber’s time on the mat isn’t over.The celebration won’t last long as the Monroeville, Ohio, native sets his sights on the World Team and, ultimately, the 2016 Olympics.“I’ll be able to take a week and a half off, and let my body rest and start lifting again and I’ll get three weeks of hard freestyle training in and be ready for the U.S. Open,” Stieber said.His title puts him alongside Cael Sanderson (Iowa State, 1999-2002), Kyle Dake (Cornell, 2010-13) and Pat Smith (Oklahoma State, 1990-1992, 1994) in the elite group of wrestlers to win four NCAA titles. Stieber accumulated a 119-3 record as a Buckeye, and he became the first OSU wrestler to tally four Big Ten individual crowns as well.Logan’s father, Jeff, said he was happy to see his son’s hard work pay off in his last tournament at OSU.“I’m extremely proud and happy for him,” he said. “To see all the hard work he’s put in pay off is amazing. Winning a team title was one of Logan’s biggest goals and he was able to get his fourth along with it. You couldn’t ask for a better ending.”The four-time Ohio state champion at Monroeville High School finished the year 29-0, marking his second undefeated season, and leading OSU to its first team title in school history. He won the NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler and the NWCA Most Outstanding Wrestler awards along the way.As much individual success as Stieber has had, he continued to give credit to those around him and said he wants to do everything in his power to help them achieve their goals.“It means so much,” Stieber said of the team title. “It’s just hard to put into words. It’s something we’ve wanted so bad. Our coaches, they’ve been sick. They’re so anxious, so nervous, they want to win so bad. Everyone wants to win so bad. I’m happy to be a part of this team.”His coach, Tom Ryan, said he wanted to see Stieber leave the program the right way and that he has put this team in the right direction.“To think that this little kid from a small farm town in Monroeville, Ohio, did what he did, is pretty awesome, pretty amazing,” Ryan said. “I’m so happy for him and his family, and they believed early on in the process of us getting to the point we are. And now he can pass the torch to the other guys.”Stieber said people think he’s putting on a front when asked about the pressure that surrounds him, but he continues to block out all nervousness and is never affected.“This has been so much fun,” Stieber said. ”I haven’t been nervous at all. I was nervous for Kyle Snyder, I was nervous for Nathan Tomasello. In my match, if I have an inch of nervousness, I push it out right away. And this is fun. It’s like wrestling in the practice room. I really, really enjoy it. And it’s a little bit of relief to be done and be able to, I guess, celebrate with my family and friends.”After enjoying his individual success and that of the people around him, the four time All-American will go down as the most decorated wrestler to yet don the scarlet and gray. read more

New IRA apologises for murder of Lyra McKee as 57yearold woman is

The gunman was aiming at police during disturbances in the Creggan when he hit the 29-year-old.Her killing has been widely condemned across the political spectrum.Lyra’s friend Sinead Quinn, who took part on Monday’s protest, said: “We have used red paint because they have blood on their hands for what has happened.”They have encouraged it, they have moulded these young people into what they are and they are standing behind them handing them guns.”They need to take responsibility today for what has happened.”They have shirked it so far by saying it was an accidental shooting. You don’t shoot accidentally.” “I want to reassure people that you don’t have to commit to anything today. I just need to speak to people to understand what they know.”We can then look at how we capture that information in the best way possible to protect those witnesses and enable me to bring the gunman who killed Lyra McKee to justice.” Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee defaced the walls of a dissident republican office in Derry with red paint Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee defaced the walls of a dissident republican office in Derry with red paintCredit:PA Police in Northern Ireland today said a 57-year-old woman had been arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with Miss McKee’s murder.In a short statement, the PSNI did not disclose any further details about the nature of the arrest, only that she had been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite. Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee defaced the walls of a dissident republican office in Derry with red paint Two teenage men initially arrested by detectives investigating the murder were later released without charge.The senior detective leading the investigation into the 29-year-old’s murder has revealed that since Miss McKee’s death more than 140 people have contacted police with information.Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy said the investigation to find her killer is continuing at a “rapid pace”. The appeal came after friends of the journalist protested by defacing an office belonging to a dissident republican group by putting red handprints on the walls of its headquarters.A number of Miss McKee’s friends walked to Junior McDaid House, where they used a pot of red paint to place handprints on the side of the office walls.A group of some six men, understood to be members of republican group Saoradh, who are associated with the New IRA, stood outside the building during the protest.PSNI officers were also present and later asked for the names of those involved in the incident.The dissident republican New IRA is being blamed for shooting Miss McKee. The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of the 29 year old journalist  She added: “When you put a gun into someone’s hand and they shoot it, that’s murder. Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee defaced the walls of a dissident republican office in Derry with red paintCredit:PA The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Londonderry, offering “full and sincere apologies” to her family and friends, as police confirmed a 57-year-old woman had been arrested under the Terrorism Act in connection with the killing.Miss McKee was shot dead during unrest in the Creggan area of Derry on Thursday night.In a statement given to The Irish News using a recognised code word, the New IRA said: “On Thursday night following an incursion on the Creggan by heavily armed British crown forces which provoked rioting, the IRA deployed our volunteers to engage.”We have instructed our volunteers to take the utmost care in future when engaging the enemy, and put in place measures to help ensure this.”In the course of attacking the enemy Lyra McKee was tragically killed while standing beside enemy forces.”The IRA offer our full and sincere apologies to the partner, family and friends of Lyra McKee for her death.” Mr Murphy said: “We’ve had a massive public positive response to the investigation since Thursday evening.”This was an attack on the community. Lyra, tragically, was a random victim and I need the public to continue to support us.”Many witnesses have contacted us to give us information that has been provided to them. More than 140 people have contacted us via our MIPP with messages, including mobile phone footage.”House-to house enquiries are continuing, and all of that is to be welcomed.”He added: “My appeal today to witnesses who haven’t come forward to us is simple. Please, come forward and have a conversation with me. Come and talk to me. The New IRA has admitted responsibility for the murder of the 29 year old journalist Credit:PA “Lyra deserves more and I am so glad there are so many people here today to see and watch these men looking at us.”They are not a representation of republican people in this town.”Those people don’t represent (republicanism). Nobody can advocate shooting into a crowd of people and shooting a 29-year-old woman dead.”People have been afraid to stand up to people like this, we are not afraid.”The group of friends have pledged to do more in Lyra’s memory.”Lyra’s McKee’s name will never be forgotten in this town,” Ms Quinn added.”We have to do it for her.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Ireland U20s beat Australia at Junior World Cup

first_imgIRELAND U20s SECURED a hugely impressive 19-15 victory over Australia at the Junior World Cup in France today.A first-half try by Rory Scholes, in addition to a conversion and a penalty by Tom Daly, put Mike Ruddock’s side firmly in command in their first Pool B game in the tournament.However, the Irish were pegged back, as an Ulupano Seuteni penalty and a Tom Staniforth try left the score at 10-8 at half-time.Daly kicked a further two penalties in the second half, before Alex Northam’s converted try with ten minutes remaining ensured a tense finish.However, the Irish kept their composure, and another Daly penalty, in addition to some gallant defending, helped them secure a notable win.Lions may get better Test warm-ups in training admits Gatland>England prop Corbisiero drafted into Lions squad>last_img read more

Intel shows off Ivy Bridge Ultrabook with 133inch touchscreen

first_imgWindows 8 is clearly focused on bringing touch interaction and mobile connectivity to the desktop OS experience, and one of Microsoft’s closest partners is on the same page. Intel’s freshly-unveiled Ivy Bridge Ultrabook reference design not only features a 13.3-inch touchscreen display, but it’s also got a SIM card slot for surfing on a mobile data connection from your carrier of choice.A handful of bloggers have gotten the chance to handle Intel’s device at CeBIT 2012 in Hannover, Germany. Nestled beneath the Ultrabook‘s slender chassis is a 1.5GHz Ivy Bridge CPU — which Intel is said to be unleashing upon the world in the second quarter of 2012. It appears to be slightly wider than the LG Shuriken 18 we got a look at last year. The Shuriken also featured a 13.3″ display, but its bezel is less than half as thick as the one on the Intel model.Unfortunately, the company only provided Windows 7 and the Zinio app to show off its touch abilities. As you might expect, the Ultrabook’s hinges aren’t quite up to the task of dealing with more forceful prodding. Gentle interactions like pinch-to-zoom and light taps are fine, but when Chippy from Ultrabook News gives the screen a firm poke the display wobbles.Acer “solved” this problem by providing a rubber-footed brace that users could place behind their touchscreen laptops in 2010, but that’s not a particularly elegant solution — nor is it one that works when you’re using an Ultrabook on your lap or a cramped work surface.There’s also the issue of price. Intel wants cheaper Ultrabooks, and adding a touchscreen, 3G or 4G connectivity, NFC, USB 3.0 ports, and an array of sensors as their reference design surely isn’t going to make that happen. Acer figures they might be able to launch a $500 Ultrabook in 2013 and they’re shooting for a $699 model this year, but neither will feature a touchscreen — at least not if their CEO was serious about bumping up margins and increasing profit.More at Engadget and Ultrabook Newslast_img read more

YouTube Music now available in Ireland as Google expands service to 17

first_img 17,269 Views YouTube Music now available in Ireland as Google expands service to 17 countries It offers both an ad-supported free option or an ad-free subscription service. Share20 Tweet Email Jun 18th 2018, 4:55 PM Image: Shutterstock/Phubes Juwattana Monday 18 Jun 2018, 4:55 PM By Cliodhna Russell Image: Shutterstock/Phubes Juwattana 18 Comments YOUTUBE MUSIC IS now available in Ireland as Google has expanded the service to 17 countries from today.The streaming service was launched last month in America, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.It offers both an ad-supported free option or an ad-free subscription service for €9.99 a month.Both YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium allow users to search for a song even if you can’t remember the name of it.Google’s smart search means some inaccurate lyrics or a description of the song should be enough to track it down.In a release it said: “Try ‘that hipster song with the whistling’ or ‘that rap song with flute’”, adding, “You can also search by lyrics (even if they’re wrong)”.YouTube says the service doesn’t just offer music videos, but that “official albums, singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube” are all available.YouTube Music Premium also gives customers an ‘offline mixtape’ that automatically downloads songs that are played regularly. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Police appeal for information on Greek hairdresser murder

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Police are appealing to the public for any information on the murder of 33-year-old hairdresser Penny Galanopoulos. Ms Galanopoulos was found dead in her fire-damaged house on January 10. Police determined her death was “suspicious” and that she was killed before the fire was lit in her Como Parade West house. The homicide squad set up an information caravan in the Mordialloc area this week in the hope someone will come forward. A handwritten letter was delivered recently to a bayside police station which could hold the key to the woman’s death. Investigators believe the letter’s author could hold more crucial information. Detective Senior Sergeant David Snare has called for the author to get in touch with police again. “It might help us if the person was able to re-contact us to shore things up”, he said. Ms Galanopoulos was described by her family as “fun loving and open-hearted”. Her sister, Helen Papas, described her younger sister as “always outgoing” and was always “caring about others”. The hairdresser spent much of her free time socialising and it is believed that a number of people were at her house before she was killed. Her sister believes her kindness might have been the catalyst to her death. “She would do anything for anyone, she was so open-hearted and she just let the wrong people in, in my view”, she told The Age. Galanopoulos’s neighbour Julie Green called 000 at 5.11am after she woke to see the fire on January 10. She said there had been a lot of fights, hoon activity and late-night arguments since Ms Galanopoulos moved in about 18 months before her death. On December 30, Ms Green saw a man break a window and enter the property. “On hot nights around midnight we were always ready to hear an argument or shouting,” she told the Leader. Police are also investigating any potential links to a home invasion three days after Ms Galanopoulos’ death. Three men broke into the Beaumaris house of one of her friends and threatened her with a sawn-off shotgun. The men returned later that night but were asked to leave by the woman’s friends. Mrs Papas said her sister’s death had been particularly hard on the family, especially their elderly father. ”I missed her on Christmas Day, we’d left my family’s before she got there. She was never on time. She rang at home later on that night just to say Merry Christmas and sorry we missed each other, and that was it,” she told The Age. ”We miss her, we loved her and it shouldn’t have happened.”last_img read more

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