COLLEGE PARK, MD – NOVEMBER 17: A general view of the Florida State Seminoles and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 17, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Following last night’s bombshell ESPN report about a “toxic culture” within Maryland football, head coach DJ Durkin was among the staffers placed on administrative leave. The controversy is already having recruiting ramification for the Terrapins.Earlier this year, offensive lineman Jordan McNair died days after reportedly collapsing at a team workout. It has since been reported that he suffered heatstroke.Unnamed players at the workout said that McNair was made to finish the last of his 110 yard sprints, despite the fact that he could not keep his head up, and was clearly unwell.The ESPN report details numerous other instances of horrible workout conditions, and abusive treatment of players by staff members. Multiple former Maryland staffers were quoted in the piece.Today, Parker Moorer, a three-star offensive lineman out of Charlotte, decommitted from Maryland football.He made the announcement via Twitter. It did not directly cite the controversy surrounding the program, but it is not hard to interpret the timing of the decision.All glory to god!! ?? pic.twitter.com/G08CUSWgFw— Parker Moorer ?? (@pmoorer___) August 11, 2018Tight ends coach David Bucar, the only coach referenced in the tweet, was a recent addition to the UMD staff. He previously worked under new offensive coordinator and now, interim head coach, Matt Canada while at LSU and Pitt.Moorer also holds offers from Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia, and others.247Sports ranks him as the No. 766 player in the country. He’s the No. 38 player from North Carolina.
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 15: Joshua Moore #14 of the Texas Longhorns catches a pass for a touchdown in the third quarter defended by Ajene Harris #27 of the USC Trojans at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The Texas Longhorns are only five days away from playing their first game of the 2019 season. Unfortunately, it looks like they’ll be without sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore for the foreseeable future.In a media session on Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman revealed that Moore would be suspended for the season opener against Louisiana Tech. The suspension comes several weeks after Moore was arrested in Austin on misdemeanor gun charges.At the time of the arrest, Herman revealed that the team was dealing with the matter internally. But he also noted in a statement that they would determine “any further action upon the completion of that process.”“We’re aware of the situation with Joshua Moore. We have talked with him and his family and are handling this internally at this time, but will continue to monitor the legal process. We will determine any further action upon the completion of that process.”Given the suspension that has now been laid down, it would appear that process is now complete. As a freshman, Moore caught seven passes for 53 yards and a 27-yard touchdown against USC.Texas coach Tom Herman says WR Josh Moore (facing misdemeanor weapons charge) is suspended for the season opener #HookEm— Jim Vertuno (@JimVertuno) August 26, 2019But it’s not entirely clear if Moore’s suspension extends beyond the opener against Louisiana Tech.Moore is expected to play a much bigger role in the offense this coming season.
Story Highlights He said that an additional $347 million has been provided to the School Feeding Programme for children at the early childhood level. This was disclosed by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, as he opened the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 7. The Government has increased allocation to the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), which will expand support for students at various levels of the education system. The Government has increased allocation to the Programme of Advancement Through Health and Education (PATH), which will expand support for students at various levels of the education system.This was disclosed by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, as he opened the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 7.He said that an additional $347 million has been provided to the School Feeding Programme for children at the early childhood level.The additional amount boosts the total allocation for school feeding to $5.1 billion, up from $4.8 billion in 2018/19, representing a seven per cent increase.In addition, a further $200 million has been provided to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information under the Examination Fees Assistance Programme to support payment for four additional subjects for PATH secondary level students sitting exit Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.This represents a 50 per cent increase from $400 million to $600 million.A sum of $380 million has also been provided to the Ministry to support the provision of transportation grants to schools.Dr. Clarke noted that the objective is to significantly reduce the transportation costs for 7,500 students, who are registered beneficiaries of PATH, and are attending 94 public schools across Jamaica.“This increases the allocation for PATH transportation by $180 million or 90 per cent from $200 million in financial year 2017/18 to $380 million in financial year 2019/20,” he said.A sum of $562 million is included in the budget to support retention of the PATH back-to-school grant, which was first introduced in August 2018.“The benefit will be institutionalised under PATH and payments made once per year in August at the start of the new school year,” Dr. Clarke explained.He said that the additional budgetary allocations, along with an average 16.4 per cent increase in PATH cash grants with effect from June 2019, “represent protection of the vulnerable in action.”
zoom Hamburg-based Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) optimized its Canary Islands and Iberian Peninsula (CISS) service by offering a direct connection from Leixões, Lisbon and Gibraltar to Hamburg.The company said that the service would start operating from August with transit times of five, six and eight days, respectively.Three ships with capacities of 700 TEU each are deployed on the new CISS service.CISS’ previous schedule offered one direct connection from Portugal to Hamburg.The revised CISS service underlines OPDR’s plans of reinforcing its activity to and from the United Kingdom. The company currently offers seven weekly connections from the European mainland to the United Kingdom, three of which are attributed to the CISS service – Hamburg to Tilbury once a week, Rotterdam to Tilbury twice a week.Additional connections from Hamburg and Rotterdam to UK’s Port of Immingham are planned for the fourth quarter of the year.Port rotation will be: Hamburg – Rotterdam – Tilbury – St. Cruz de Tenerife – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Agadir – Casablanca – Gibraltar – Algeciras – Lisbon – Leixões – Rotterdam – Tilbury – Hamburg.
A Halifax company that has built a career development social networking platform for students is enhancing its product and developing new markets with an investment from the province. Equals6 has secured $250,000 in venture capital financing from Innovacorp. The company has launched an online career development community that connects students with employers. The site allows students to build a professional network, then helps them use it to enter the workforce and develop a career path. “Innovative start-ups like Equals6 are vital to our economy,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Percy Paris. “This company provides a unique way for local employers to target students at our colleges and universities, engage them, hire them, and keep them working here, a priority of jobsHere, the plan to grow our economy.” Equals6 lets university, college, and high school students, as well as recent grads connect with employers, academic institutions and other students. Students build an online portfolio to showcase their goals, accomplishments and talents, and then network online with employers. Employers get to identify and recruit bright and motivated grads. “Equals6 has developed a compelling offering that leverages the power of social networking with the very real challenge companies face in finding and engaging the best and brightest graduates looking to start a meaningful career,” said Greg Phipps, Innovacorp’s director of investment. “The platform bridges a gap between the purely social engagement offered by Facebook, and the more experienced, professional communities leveraged by LinkedIn.” More than 13,000 students from across North America have joined the Equals6 network, and the company has already secured 125 employers, including Atlantic Central Credit Unions, Nova Scotia Power, Bell Aliant and SimplyCast, as local examples. Universities and colleges looking to attract students to their programs are also using the site. The site is free to students. Equals6 and corporate partners are offering scholarships to identify, engage and support top student talent. The company is also building an extensive online library of articles and videos that student members can access to learn about career development, academic topics and more. Students can also publish and share work with other Equals6 members. Andy Osburn and Mark Boyle founded Equals6 last year with fellow technology entrepreneur Michael Sanderson. The team expects to add four employees in the next six months and target new markets in the U.S. “Equals6 lets us engage students before they graduate, get to know them, and promote the benefits of working with Lixar. By the time we make the hiring decision, we know it’s a great fit,” said Emmanuel Florakas, president of Lixar IT, a technology company that develops web and mobile applications, integration and specialized design solutions, with offices in Halifax and Ottawa. For more information on Equals6, visit www.equals6.com .
HARTFORD, Conn. – A Canadian man accused of abducting his toddler son 31 years ago during a court-ordered visitation was arrested Friday in Connecticut, where authorities said he and his son had lived under aliases in a quiet suburb.U.S. federal agents said they found Allan Mann Jr. in Vernon after receiving a tip from a relative that he may be living in Connecticut under another name.It was not immediately clear where Mann’s now-adult son, Jermaine, was when Mann was arrested. Officials said they notified Jermaine Mann’s mother that her son had been identified and located.“After taking his son away from his son’s mother, this defendant is alleged to have lived a lie for the last 31 years in violation of numerous U.S. laws,” said Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham.“We thank the many law enforcement agencies, in the U.S. and Canada, that have investigated this matter, worked hard to apprehend this fugitive and finally provided some answers to a mother who has suffered with her son’s absence for far too long.”A message left at a phone listing for Jermaine Mann’s mother, Lyneth Mann-Lewis, of Brampton, Ontario, was not immediately returned Friday.Allan Mann appeared briefly Friday in federal court in Hartford. The Hartford Courant reported his son, Jermaine, sobbed quietly in the front row with his head in his hands and left the courthouse without commenting. Jermaine Mann had been told his mother died decades ago, the Courant reported.He is detained on charges including making false statements in transactions with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.Allan Mann, who has dual Canadian and Ghanaian citizenship, was found living under the name Hailee DeSouza in HUD-subsidized housing in Vernon, about 12 miles east of Hartford, federal officials said.After running off with his 21-month-old son on June 24, 1987 following a visitation in Toronto, Allan Mann entered the U.S. — where he had relatives — and obtained fake identification for himself and his son, including bogus Texas birth certificates, officials said.An arrest warrant affidavit prepared by a HUD special agent does not fill in the gap between 1987 and 2018. It says in August, U.S. marshals interviewed several of Allan Mann’s relatives and friends, including the family member who pointed authorities to Connecticut and his alleged alias.Later in August, a forensic specialist from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children analyzed an old photo of Allan Mann and the 2015 photo on DeSouza’s Connecticut driver’s license and determined they were likely the same person, the warrant said.Officials said DeSouza had lived in the Vernon housing complex since 2004. Records for DeSouza’s phones also showed he contacted Mann’s relatives, agents said.Federal court records also show DeSouza, who is black, sued the owner of his apartment complex alleging racial discrimination. A judge dismissed the lawsuit on Oct. 15.DeSouza described himself in the lawsuit: “I am a proud African American professional a (Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil and Complex Investigative Engineering) and is amongst over 71% of unemployed African American professionals with advanced degrees who faces constant racism and against all odds determined to find work in ANY State within the union irrespective of the distant travel at my own expense as it had been for years for most over 71% of unemployed African American professionals with advanced degrees.”The investigation has involved multiple U.S. agencies including HUD, the U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration, as well as Toronto police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.“This is one of those rare cases that tugs at your heart strings,” said Christina Scaringi, a special agent in charge with HUD’s Office of Inspector General. “Not only did we, working collectively, get this alleged bad actor off the street, but we played a role in reuniting an unjustly separated family.”
Nordoff Robbins is giving you the chance to win one of four luxury Ruark radios signed by either Emeli Sandé, Michael Buble, Tom Jones or Conor Maynard.This Christmas Nordoff Robbins needs to raise enough money to fund 10,000 life-transforming music therapy sessions for vulnerable children and adults across the UK. If you can, please help by making a donation as part of your entry to our prize draw. Each session costs just £25, so every £1 you give will help to transform a life.The contest ends December 14, and can be entered here.
British Heart Foundation ambassador Pippa Middleton joined 22,000 cyclists on the London to Brighton Bike Ride, supported by Tesco, during the weekend.Pippa Middleton and her team at the finish line at BrightonCredit/Copyright: TwitterPippa and her team, along with thousands of BHF supporters, gathered over the weekend at Clapham Common before setting off on the 54-mile route taking them from city to coast as part of Europe’s largest and oldest charity bike ride.The event was initially launched in 1975 by street performer Robert Stredder and his partner who wanted to organise a bike version of the London to Brighton car rally. Since then ride has grown from 36 riders in the first year, to over 22,000 cyclists in 2015.In the event’s history, over 800,000 cyclists from all over the UK have taken part in the ride and helped to raise over £65m for BHF’s life saving research into heart disease.“I am thrilled to be involved in this milestone year of the London to Brighton Bike Ride,” said Pippa. “There was such a great atmosphere at Clapham and I can’t wait to get down to Brighton and see all my fellow riders cross the finish line.“This event is testament to the fact that cycling is such an inclusive sport that everyone can enjoy. Through the money raised, the BHF can continue to help the millions of people affected by coronary heart disease – the UK’s single biggest killer.”As part of her fundraising activity, Pippa has teamed up with London based designer, Tabitha Webb to create a limited edition dress and scarf. All profits from the sale of the items will help fund essential research.You can also sponsor Pippa through her JustGiving page.Source:British Heart Foundation
Rabat – Moroccan officials have met with representatives of Pope Francis amid controversy over Moroccan Christians’ right to worship.A conference was held on Wednesday in the Moroccan Royal Academy in partnership with the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue to discuss under the theme “Believers and Citizens in a Changing World”.High Moroccan officials took part in the conference, including the Academy’s Permanent Secretary Abdeljalil Lahjomri; King Mohamed VI advisor Omar Azimane; Head of the Constitutional Court Driss Dahak and the Secretary General of the Moroccan Rabita Mohammadia of Ulamas (official body of religious scholars) Ahmed Abbadi. During their lectures, both Lahjomri and the President of the Pontifical Council, Cardinal Jean Louis Touran, quote the King Mohammed VI’s message to the Conference on “The rights of Religious Minorities in Islamic Lands,” held in Marrakech in January 2016.“As Commander of the Faithful and defender of the faith, I am committed to protecting the rights of Muslims and non-Muslims alike. The religious rights of Muslims and non-Muslims are protected in accordance with the aforementioned immutable principles, and their rights as citizens are guaranteed by the Constitution; there is no difference or distinction as far as the ultimate goals are concerned,” read the royal message.The visit of the Catholic Church representatives came amid growing debate over the Moroccan Christians’ “emergence from the shadows.”More and more Christian converts are speaking up, calling for their rights to worship, marry and be buried according to their adopted faith.After a meeting with the Secretary General of the National Council for Human Rights, these converts addressed a letter to the Head of Government Saad Eddine Othmani, to draw attention to their situation as Moroccan Christians trying to live their faith in their country.While a near official recognition of Moroccan Christians might not be on the horizon, the King’s message to the rights of minorities in Muslim countries and a recent revision of the state’s religious standpoint on reversion from Islam can be taken as indicators of possible change with the way Morocco will deal with its own Christians.
A majority of members in Iraq’s Council of Representatives today backed the amendments, which are supposed to be in place 90 days before the staging of the polls, currently slated for 16 January.Lawmakers had been deadlocked for weeks on how to deal with the oil-rich, ethnically mixed region of Kirkuk in the north and on the publication of candidate lists.In a statement issued by his spokesperson Mr. Ban said “this decision now paves the way for preparations for national elections to be held in January.“These elections will be a crucial opportunity to advance national reconciliation and contribute to Iraq’s political progress,” he added. “The Secretary-General appeals to all political blocs and their leaders to demonstrate true statesmanship during the election campaign and participate in a spirit of national unity.”Mr. Ban reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to support and assisting the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), tasked with organizing the ballot.He also encouraged the Iraqi people “to participate in a process that will shape their country’s future.” 8 November 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today’s approval by Iraqi lawmakers of amendments to electoral laws, saying the move – which follows weeks of deadlock – means national parliamentary polls can be held in January as scheduled.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Aircraft maker Boeing boosts stock buyback plan by $10 billion; increases quarterly dividend by The Associated Press Posted Dec 16, 2013 2:50 pm MDT The Boeing Co. said Monday that its board of directors approved a $10 billion increase in its stock buyback program. The aircraft maker will also raise its quarterly dividend payment by about 50 per cent.Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney said the moves reflect its operational performance, increasing cash flow and confidence in the future.The increase in the share buyback program is in addition to the $800 million remaining authority in Boeing’s current stock repurchase program. Boeing will resume buying back its own stock in January and it expects repurchases to be made over the next two to three years.The Chicago-based company said it has declared a quarterly dividend of 73 cents per share payable March 7, 2014, to shareholders of record Feb. 14.Following the announcement, Boeing shares rose $1.78, or 1.8 per cent, to $136.50 in after-hours trading. They closed at $134.72 Monday.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. trade deficit narrowed slightly in December, but the improvement wasn’t enough to keep the deficit for the entire year from rising to the highest level since 2012. That should provide fuel for President Donald Trump’s contention that America needs a tougher approach to trade.The deficit in December fell 3.2 per cent to $44.2 billion, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. A gain in exports of commercial aircraft, heavy machinery and autos offset a rise in imports. For the whole year, the deficit rose 0.4 per cent to $502.3 billion, the highest annual imbalance since 2012.Trump has pledged to impose penalty tariffs on countries such as China and Mexico to force them to drop what he contends are unfair trade practices that have cost millions of American jobs.Since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump has pulled the country out of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama. He has given notice that he also wants to renegotiate a two-decade-old free trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. Trump has also gotten into a dispute with the president of Mexico over who will pay for a border wall between the two countries. The Trump administration has suggested it might use a 20 per cent border tax on goods from Mexico to pay for the wall.Trump made America’s large trade deficits, lost factory jobs and stagnant wages for the middle class a central part of his campaign.For 2016, America’s deficit with China actually declined slightly, dropping 5.5 per cent to $347 billion after hitting an all-time high of $367.2 billion in 2015. Even with the improvement last year, the deficit with China is the largest with any country.The deficit with Mexico rose 4.2 per cent in $63.2 billion in 2016, the largest imbalance with that country since 2011.Trump has contended that both China and Mexico are using unfair trade practices such as currency manipulation to boost their sales to the United States. Private economists contend that broader factors, such as lower wages in both China and Mexico, play a bigger role in determining the trade deficits.U.S. exporters have struggled for the past two years with a rising value of the dollar, which has made U.S. goods less competitive in global markets while making foreign goods cheaper for U.S. consumers. American manufacturers have also struggled with economic weakness in many key overseas markets.The $502.3 billion deficit last year was up from a 2015 trade gap of $500.4 billion. For 2016, exports fell by 2.2 per cent after a decline of 4.8 per cent in 2015 as. Imports were down 1.8 per cent last year, reflecting in part the drop in global oil prices.For 2016, the widening trade deficit shaved 0.1 percentage point from overall growth, down from a bigger 0.6 percentage point reduction in growth in 2015. The economy slowed to growth of just 1.6 per cent last year.Analysts are hoping that growth will rebound to around 2.5 per cent in 2017 and even more in 2018, fueled by Trump’s stimulus program of tax cuts, deregulation and increased spending on infrastructure. Trump pledged in the campaign to boost economic growth to 4 per cent or better. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2017 6:31 am MDT Last Updated Feb 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It takes about a 160 days from ordering fabric to delivering the completed shirts. US trade deficit last year hit highest level since 2012
Offering congratulations to Alexander Van der Bellen, winner of this past weekend’s presidential election, Mr. Ban reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to working with Austria and praised the country’s efforts to achieve shared values and goals.“I am happy to conclude my mandate as Secretary-General by visiting this great country, which I always regard as my second home,” announced Mr. Ban, who was first posted as the country’s Korean ambassador in Vienna in 1998.“I feel like an ‘echter Wiener’ [genuine Viennese],” he said.The Secretary-General met today with President-elect Alexander Van der Bellen over a lunch hosted by Sebastian Kurz, Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration and then later in the afternoon with Christian Kern, the incumbent Chancellor.Mr. Ban said that during his meeting with Minister Kurz, they discussed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change, the New York Declaration on refugees and migrants, and recent developments in Syria, the Western Balkans, and Ukraine.“Austria’s chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) next year is an opportunity to reinforce international cooperation and the partnership between the United Nations and the OSCE,” he announced to the press.In response to a question about the country’s role in preserving European stability, the Secretary-General referenced the country’s important diplomatic and political roles as well as its continuation as a locale for ongoing international cooperation.A member of Austrian Public Television also questioned him on Aleppo, both on best case scenarios and for confirmation of Russia’s assertions about having created safe humanitarian corridors out of the city.Mr. Ban acknowledged regret at being unable to arrive at an inclusive political solution over the past six years, and its impact on the UN’s ability to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Aleppo.“We have been really trying to provide life-saving, life sustaining, humanitarian support to many people who have been stranded, who have been kept in the besieged areas or hard to reach areas,” he said.
OSU field hockey senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner (13) is accompanied by members of her family as part of Senior Day before a game against Michigan on Nov. 2 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 2-1. Credit: Grant Miller / Copy chiefA late goal from Ainsley McCallister with 1:33 left on the clock boosted No. 14 Michigan to a 2-1 victory against Ohio State field hockey on senior day at Buckeye Varsity Field.The redshirt-senior midfielder from Ann Arbor, Mich., struck on a penalty corner for her fifth goal of the season to stun OSU (6-11, 1-7) late in the game Sunday.“Michigan was able to execute their (penalty) corners,” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said after the game. “They were able to sniff out where our weakness was and they capitalized on it.”Despite the loss, OSU’s season is set to continue in the Big Ten Tournament.The Buckeyes and Wolverines played to a stalemate early in the contest as neither team could muster much offense in the first half with the teams combining for just one shot on goal.Senior midfielder Kaitlyn Wagner credited the team’s ability to stay in tune with each other on defense as key to stopping Michigan’s attack early.“We were just constantly communicating,” Wagner said. “Even if you thought someone was gonna back door your teammate, (we) straight up told them where everyone was at.”In the second half, Michigan (12-6, 6-2) came out with more aggression and effort toward getting the ball to the net.A little more than five minutes into the second frame, the Wolverines were able to force a penalty corner against the stout OSU defense. McCallister took the penalty corner and set up redshirt-senior back Leslie Smith for an errant shot, but a scramble ensued in front of the net.McCallister snuck into the scrum and tip the ball into the back of the net to give Michigan the first goal of the game.OSU struggled to find an attack for most of the game, but with 19 minutes left junior forward Peanut Johnson tallied an equalizer.After two Buckeyes were denied at the front of the net, Johnson crept in behind and put the ball home to tie the game at one.The game appeared to be headed to overtime late when neither team was able to find space for its offense to maneuver. But Michigan’s ability to draw penalty corners was the difference in the end as McAllister’s goal sent OSU’s seniors away with a loss in their final home game.Senior back Carly Mackessy said win or lose, she was happy to give her all against OSU’s biggest rival.“I had a lot of supporters today and today I really just wanted to go out and play for them,” Mackessy said. “Whether we would have won or lost wouldn’t have advanced us, but it was more about the heart and how we were gonna go out against tradition and beat Michigan.”The Buckeyes advanced to the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 8 seed because of a head-to-head tiebreaker with Indiana (9-8, 1-7).Wagner said she was excited to be able to continue her career at OSU for at least one more game and reflected on her time as four-year starter in Columbus.“It felt great just to say, ‘Hey, I was on that field for four years,’” Wagner said. “The amount of playing time, the amount of minutes, the amount of teams I’ve played, the amount of people I’ve played with, is awesome.”Wilkinson said it was great to see her seniors able to control themselves in such an emotional game and give everything one last time for their fans.“I didn’t think they got too caught up in it even though I know inside they were,” Wilkinson said. “I think it was great to see them show up and compete and stay focused.”The Buckeyes are set to face No. 1 seed Maryland in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich., at 10 a.m.
The third force of Slovenian handball, RK Maribor Branik looking for a new headcoach. Management sacked Marko Šibila after series of bad results in October, which caused the eliminations from EHF Cup against Swedish Kristianstad, but also Slovenian Cup. Šibila has worked in Maribor for four and a half years. All the biggest success of the team, the third place in Slovenian League and the Men’s EHF Cup 1/4 finals in 2012 are linked with his name.Slovenian media speculating about his successor. Two names are public – Slovenian head-coach Boris Denic and the former one, Slavko Ivezic. Marko ŠibilaRK Maribor Branik ← Previous Story France, Croatia, Sweden and Denmark win with +47 in total Next Story → Easier job for Denmark: Ivan Karačić suffers broken fingers
Asus PadFone : l’autonomie des différents modules connueDans une vidéo officielle, Asus a fait part de l’autonomie des différents modules inclus dans son PadFone… dont la fabrication accuse du retard…Selon une vidéo en ligne officielle d’Asus, nous disposons d’informations plus précises sur l’autonomie des divers appareils proposés. Selon le fabricant, celle-ci est estimée à 2,6 heures en mode appel téléphonique, 10,7 heures en mode ordinateur portable et enfin 17 heures en navigation Internet avec la connexion Wi-Fi.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ensuite, il semblerait que le retard accusé dans la production de cet appareil polyvalent serait imputable à Qualcomm, qui fournit le processeur Snapdragon S4 au smartphone qui s’insère dans une tablette tactile. Au départ, cet appareil devait être lancé en avril 2012. Et de même, sa présentation lors du CMS 2012 semble à présent un peu éloignée…Mais selon Les Numériques, la tablette d’Asus ne serait disponible que via l’import dans l’Hexagone et bénéficiera d’Android 4.0. Rappelons enfin que ce PadFone sera doté d’un écran 4,3 pouces Super AMOLED, affichant en résolution 960×540 pixels.Le 13 mai 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambert
Real Valladolid have announced that manager Sergio González has signed a new contract that will see him stay until June 2020Sergio was appointed by Valladolid as head coach in April 2018 while the club was in the Spanish second division.In his first managerial role in over two years, Sergio led Valladolid to a fifth-place finish in the league standings with the club winning promotion in the playoffs.The Blanquivioletas then extended Sergio’s stay until the end of the 2018/19 season.Zidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.But now Valladolid president Ronaldo Nazario has decided to award Sergio a new deal at the Estadio José Zorrilla.The club have announced that they will hold a press conference on Thursday at 12:00 (GMT +2).Sergio has won eight and drawn four of his 16 games in charge of Valladolid.The Blanquivioletas lie 19th in La Liga with two points and will next face a trip to Celta Vigo on Saturday.
As countries around the world try to cut down on throw-away plastic shopping bags, Bangladesh is hoping to cash in on an alternative: plastic-like bags made from jute, the plant fibre used to produce burlap bags.Bangladesh is the world’s second biggest producer of jute after India, though the so-called “golden fibre” – named for its colour and its once-high price – has lost its sheen as demand has fallen.Now, however, a Bangladeshi scientist has found a way to turn the fibre into low-cost biodegradable cellulose sheets that can be made into greener throw-away bags that look and feel much like plastic ones.”The physical properties are quite similar,” said Mubarak Ahmad Khan, a scientific adviser to the state-run Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) and leader of the team that developed the new ‘sonali’ – the Bengali word for golden – bags.He said the sacks are biodegradable after three months buried in soil, and can also be recycled.Bangladesh is now producing 2,000 of the bags a day on an experimental basis, but plans to scale up commercial production after signing an agreement last October with the British arm of a Japanese green packaging firm.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina in March urged those working on the project “to help expedite the wider usage of the golden bags” for both economic and environmental gains.In April, the government approved about $900,000 in funding from Bangladesh’s own climate change trust fund to help pave the way for large-scale production of the bags.“Once the project is in full swing, we hope to be able to produce the sonali bag commercially within six months,” Mamnur Rashid, the general manager of the BJMC, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.BIG DEMANDBangladesh was one of the first countries to ban the use of plastic and polythene bags, in 2002, in an effort to stop them collecting in waterways and on land – though the ban has had little success.Today more than 60 countries – from China to France – have outlawed the bags in at least some regions or cities, Khan said.As the bans widen, more than 100 Bangladeshi and international firms are looking into using the new jute-based shopping sacks, Khan said.“Every day I am receiving emails or phone calls from buyers from different countries,” he said, including Britain, Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and France.The bag is likely to have “huge demand around the world,” said Sabuj Hossain, director of Dhaka-based export firm Eco Bangla Jute Limited.He said his company hopes eventually to export 10 million of the bags each month.Commercial production is expected to start near the end of the year, said Rashid of the BJMC.Khan said that if all the jute produced in Bangladesh went to make the sacks, the country was still likely to be able to meet just a third of expected demand.While Bangladesh’s own plastic bag ban is now almost two decades old, million of the bags are still used each year in the South Asian country because of a lack of available alternatives and limited enforcement, officials said.About 410 million polythene bags are used in the capital Dhaka each month, the government estimates, and in some waterways such as the Buriganga river a three-metre-deep layer of discarded bags has built up.The new bags should help ease the problem, said Quazi Sarwar Imtiaz Hashmi, a former deputy director general of the Department of Environment.”As jute polymer bags are totally biodegradable and decomposable, it will help check pollution,” he said.
X Today marks five years since four Houston firefighters were killed combatting a motel fire in southwest Houston. A fifth injured in the fire passed away last year from complications related to his injuries.It was the most catastrophic loss of life the fire department had ever experienced in a single incident. Just days after, thousands gathered at NRG Stadium to attend a memorial service.Today, firefighters gathered at the site of the blaze to pay their resects. Among them was Dr. Sam Buser, who was the Houston Fire Department’s staff psychologist who helped firefighters deal with the tragedy in its aftermath.Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Dr. Buser about the challenges the survivors and their colleagues still face. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Credit: AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody DuffIn this May 31, 2013 file photo, a firefighter injured while fighting a fire at the Southwest Inn in Houston is wheeled to an ambulance. (AP Photo) Listen 00:00 /05:32