first_imgHow many handmade products can be born out of recycled cotton saris? Ask Adhuri, or Asha, or Bharati, who are among dozens of women working at Sari Bari to create beautiful products, which range from sari blankets to bed covers to bags to baby items. But these women are not just weaving these items together, they are also creating a new life for themselves, and their families.Read it at Indiawest Related Itemslast_img

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games UAAP Starting 5: Week 3 LATEST STORIES Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The conflict peaked Sunday with Trump’s remarks, which had the effect of uniting a newly minted opposition coalition that included a growing number of players and coaches, as well as some owners who have backed the president.Late Sunday, Trump continued to defend the scrap – which prompted about 200 players to stand, kneel or raise their fists during the national anthem at games – telling reporters in New Jersey that kneeling was “very disrespectful to our flag and to our country” and that “owners should do something.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTrump also offered his own take on the players and coaches who chose to lock arms on the field during the anthem, describing it as a display of “solidarity” that he approved of. And he pushed back against the suggestion that his critique could inflame racial tensions, arguing: “I never said anything about race.”After a week dealing with weighty international issues at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump seemed to relish the moment, which he started with comments at a rally Friday night and continued on Twitter throughout the weekend. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Some allied groups were quick to take action. The pro-Trump political non-profit America First Policies released a Facebook ad with the tagline “Turn off the NFL.”Trump has had a history of engaging in racially fraught battles, from his promotion of the false story that the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama was not born in the United States, to his campaign proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from the United States.He drew condemnation last month for saying “both sides” were to blame for violence between white supremacists and their opposing demonstrators during clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.Some longtime supporters of Trump distanced themselves this time, notably New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. In a statement Sunday, Kraft said he was “deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the president.”He added that there is “nothing more divisive than politics” and said he supported players’ “right to peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel is most impactful.”Trump shrugged off the comments, saying: “He’s a good friend of mine and I what him to do what he wants to do.”Critics argued the president had waded into an unnecessary – and potentially damaging –battle.“There’s no upside here except he may stimulate some excitement by the base,” said former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. “I think it’s the president’s way of continuing his reality TV presidency.”Trump began his latest tirade during a raucous campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama Friday evening before thousands of cheering fans.Amid comments about a Senate candidate and his agenda, Trump said: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired, he’s fired.”center_img The crowd chanted: “U.S.A, U.S.A.”Trump continued: “That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for, OK? Everything that we stand for.”Top administration officials backed the president on Sunday talk shows, saying he just wanted players to show patriotism and respect. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on ABC’s “This Week” that players have “the right to have the First Amendment off the field.”Still, Republican strategist Karl Rove said Trump had missed an opportunity. Rove said there is support for the president’s overall argument about patriotism and the flag, but he could have offered a more unifying message.Said Rove: “the president, in the middle of huge battles that are so consequential to the future of his presidency, gets involved in this dispute and does it in a way that makes him look smaller not bigger.” Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In addition to attacks on NFL players, he also rescinded a White House invitation for basketball player Stephen Curry, a star player on the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.On Twitter Sunday night, Trump continued to press his case against politically charged athletes, saying: “sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!”White House aides and allies said Trump remains confident that his supporters are strongly behind his attacks on kneeling players, a practice that started with a handful of players to protest a number of issues, including police brutality against black people.As criticism rolled in, supporters argued the president was not targeting African-Americans, but simply expressing patriotism.“It’s a perfect example of where the president gets it right,” said Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a longtime Trump friend, who said team officials and the news media were not in line with much of the country. “It’s a win for him at the end of the day.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon his return to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Photo by MANUEL BALCE CENETA / AP))WASHINGTON — With his attacks on activist athletes, President Donald Trump plunged into the middle of his favorite kind of drama – personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and entirely of his own making.For three days, the provocateur president has drawn criticism from the worlds of politics and sports for saying that football players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2016, file photo, Vivek Ranadive, the majority owner of the Sacramento Kings, poses in the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. The Kings are expected to bid on hosting the 2022 or 2023 NBA All-Star Game. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)The Sacramento Kings are looking to bring the NBA All-Star game to California’s capital for the first time.Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and tourism officials are set to detail plans for the bid for the game in 2022 or ’23 on Thursday and submit an application to the league Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Getting the game would cap a remarkable comeback for Sacramento, which nearly lost its franchise to Seattle in 2013 before Ranadive bought the team and put together a deal to build a state-of-the-art downtown arena.“I think it would be a recognition of the fact that the city went all-in on the Kings,” Ranadive said. “It would be the ultimate recognition that the city pulled it off. There’s a love affair between the Kings and the city and the NBA. It would be an exclamation point on that love affair.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWinning the bid won’t be easy. The Golden State Warriors want the game for their new arena in downtown San Francisco that is set to open for the 2019-20 season. Milwaukee is also bidding, with its new arena set to open next season. Other cities also will get involved.Commissioner Adam Silver said at the All-Star game last weekend in Los Angeles that he generally supports a bid from Sacramento with one major caveat. The bid promises to take fans from transportation hubs to accommodations and venues in 30 minutes or less by the use of self-driving vehicles and dedicated traffic lanes.Ranadive believes the arena raised the bar on technology and environmentalism for sports venues. There are “smart turnstiles” that allow fans to enter at more than triple the usual speed and the NBA’s first 4K ultra HD video board that stretches 84 feet long.The arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, saving about 1 million gallons of water a year compared with a typical venue of its size. It was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and gets 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles.“I think when we built the arena we had a goal that it would be the best arena that had ever been built,” Ranadive said. “It would be an iconic structure to look at. It would give the fans an experience like no other. To be able to share that with the entire basketball loving world is obviously a huge privilege and would be a treat for us to do that.” Larry Nance Jr. to wear his dad’s retired No. 22 with Cavs “Sacramento and the surrounding communities provide a tremendous opportunity for an All-Star. Wine country, great golf, great scenery, all kinds of wonderful things that I think people would love to visit around an All-Star. But at the end of the day, we have to have a sufficient number of hotel rooms,” he said.Ranadive said new projects will ensure the city meets the NBA’s requirement of about 6,000 rooms in the area. But the bid will offer even more options with up to 1,000 rooms through a partnership with Airbnb, as well as two or three 300-room small luxury cruise ships in the Port of Sacramento.Silver said he would be open to that possibility, pointing out that USA Basketball players and guests have used cruise ships for accommodations at the Olympics, including the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.“Not only will we meet the requirement but we’ll also give them a choice,” Ranadive said. “Do they want to be on a beautiful river? Do they want to be in a beautiful home? Or do they want to be in a hotel room? All of that will be accessible in less than 30 minutes.”The events surrounding the game will be anchored by the Golden 1 Center, with an indoor-outdoor Global Pavilion near the capitol to host concerts and food events that show off the region.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Nextlast_img read more

first_imgAfter slashing the price of the Redmi 6 on Friday morning Xiaomi India has announced that the Redmi 6A or Desh ka naya smartphone – will be available on open sale. Until now, the Redmi 6A was made available during flash sales, which means the stocks were limited and it was difficult for the consumers to get hold of the phone as it often went out-of-stock. But now that the Redmi 6A has been made available on open sale interested consumers will be able to get the Redmi 6A at any time they want and no more need to wait for the sales to happen. The Redmi 6A will be available on open sale starting midnight.In India, the Redmi 6A is available in two variants. The base model of the Redmi 6A with 2GB RAM/16GB storage retails for Rs 5,999, while the top end model which comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage sells for Rs 6,999. On buying the Redmi 6A from Mi.com Jio users can get Rs 2200 instant cashback and 100GB additional 4G data.As far as the specs are concerned, the Redmi 6A, which is the successor to the Redmi 5A, is called the ‘desh ka naya smartphone’. The Redmi phone sports a 5.45-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and comes with Arc design and has a metallic body. The Redmi 6A comes with a single camera on the back and also on the front. The smartphone packs a 13-megapixel camera paired with EIS support on the rear panel, while on the front the phone it includes a 5-megapixel selfie shooter with AI portrait and beautify mode. The phone is powered by 12nm FinFET Helio A22 processor and comes with dual VoLTE, dual standby support, which means two 4G network SIM cards can be used at a single time.advertisementThe Redmi 6A is available in two variants in India — 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 2GB RAM/32GB storage. The phone comes with 3000mAh battery and Xiaomi claims that it can last almost the entire day without any stutters. Interestingly, being such a cheap phone the Redmi 6A comes with AI-based face unlock support, and also packs dual nano SIM + microSD card slot.Xiaomi has reduced the India price of the Redmi 6 on Friday. After the price cut, the Redmi 6 now retails at a starting price of Rs 7,999. This price is for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model. The 3GB RAM/64GB storage model of the Redmi 6 will now retail for Rs 8,999. Both the variants if the Redmi 6 with the new price will be available on Mi.com, Mi Home, Flipkart and offline stores.ALSO READ | Xiaomi now slashes Redmi 6 India price permanentlyALSO READ | Redmi Note 7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro: Xiaomi makes a new note on designALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 with 48MP camera and Snapdragon 660 launched, India price could be around Rs 10,500last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Man Utd and Liverpool-linked De Vrij reaches agreement with Lazio over new deal Matthew Judge 18:54 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD De Vrij Getty Transfers Lazio Manchester United Liverpool Serie A The Biancocelesti have triggered an agreement with the Netherlands defender and are now waiting to hear back from the player’s agency Lazio have reached “complete agreement” with Stefan de Vrij over a new contract and are waiting to hear back from the player’s agency.De Vrij, 26, has been linked with Premier League duo Manchester United and Liverpool with his current deal set to expire at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.However, Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare has revealed the club have triggered an agreement with the Netherlands defender over fresh terms. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Tare says the hold-up over an official announcement on the new contract is down to a “problem” with De Vrij’s agency.“I prefer not to talk about this tonight, there will be a communiqué soon to that effect,” Tare explained to Mediaset Premium.“It’s more in than out though. There is complete agreement with the player, the problem is with his agency but these are bureaucratic matters.“It’s a never-ending story but we’ll decide soon.”Reports in Italy claim that a low release clause could be included in De Vrij’s prospective new contract, allowing him to leave the capital club in the summer if he wishes.De Vrij joined Lazio from Feyenoord in 2014 and helped the club win the Supercoppa Italiana in 2017.The centre-back has made 27 appearances in all competitions for the Biancocelesti so far this season, scoring three goals for Simone Inzaghi’s men.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri admits he’s no fan of January marketby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he’s no fan of the January market.Sarri believes the winter transfer window doesn’t work.He said, “It’s crazy to have a market window of 30 days at this moment of the season. We play every three days, so we need something else.”The market window in January would be better for one week, 10 days, no more. But the summer window is also crazy, three months.”I am not involved in the market. I spoke to the club. They know very well my opinion. In my opinion we need two players, and then it depends on the club’s decision. I don’t know anything about the market day by day, minute by minute.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLos Angeles: It’s 20 years since Christina Aguilera’s hit single “Genie in a Bottle” released and the pop star says she is grateful for all the love and support. The 1999 song that went on to become a chartbuster was the lead single of Aguilera’s self-titled debut album, which also received favourable reviews. “Hi lovies! Today marks 20 years since #GenieInABottle was released… Got me feeling all types of emotional! “At just 18 years old, I remember coming home from Japan and seeing that it had reached #1 on the Billboard charts and feeling so grateful and happy that you guys loved it as much as I did. Thank you thank you thank you for riding with me all these years. My fighters, I love you!” Aguilera wrote in an Instagram post on June 22. She also shared a clip with rushes from the track’s video and the behind-the-scenes of its recording and making. “Genie in a Bottle” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), having sold more than 1.4 million copies in the US.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police have registered a case against two persons said to be husband-wife for allegedly cheating a bank in Delhi.The complainant told the investigating agency that two persons cheated the bank by availing from its credit facility of Rs 2.5 crore followed by enhancing the limit to Rs 3.25 crore after getting converted the credit facility to term loan on the basis of hypothecating stock and mortgaging the commercial property without roof rights situated in Lajpat Nagar. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe complainant further told the investigating agency that in 2012, the said credit facility of Rs 2.5 crore was provided by the bank. After some time on the request of the partners (both suspects) their limit enhanced to Rs 3.25 crore by way converting the said credit facility to the term loan. For some time, they paid their installments on time and thereafter suddenly stopped payment to their due installments. Accordingly, as per banking rules, several requests and reminders for payment of their due installments were made/sent to the above-mentioned borrowers and eventually their account was declared as non performing asset (NPA). Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe complainant bank having left with no other option, initiated recovery proceedings. During course, it was found that the same property has been mortgaged by the borrowers to another bank. Certainly, the act of the borrowers of mortgaging the same property as multiple places for the purpose of multiple finances amounts to forgery of title deeds and cheating with the complainant bank for causing themselves unjust and wrongful monetary gains whereby causing corresponding monetary losses to the bank. Police said from the content of the complaint which was received from the complainant claiming himself regional manager of bank and the enquiry conducted so far, a prima facie offence under sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 ( Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Using as genuine a forged 1[document or electronic record]) and 120 B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code is found to be committed.last_img read more

“The period ahead will also be critical for consolidating human rights and democratic freedoms,” Mr. Ban said in a statement issued by his spokesperson, welcoming today’s swearing-in of Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as Prime Minister in a unity government with President Robert Mugabe.“The United Nations reiterates its offer of support to the new Government in its recovery efforts to ease the suffering of the Zimbabwean people.”Mr. Ban recently met with Mr. Mugabe at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa where he stressed to him that the Government must protect the human rights and democratic freedoms of all Zimbabweans.“I urged him to release all those arrested or secretly detained in recent months. I remain especially concerned about the humanitarian situation,” he told a news briefing yesterday, noting that an estimated 3,400 people have died of cholera and more than 69,000 have been infected.Zimbabwe has been faced with a worsening humanitarian situation owing to years of failed harvests, bad governance and hyperinflation, as well as months of political tensions after the disputed presidential elections in March involving Mr. Mugabe and Mr. Tsvangirai. 11 February 2009Zimbabwe’s new Government of national unity needs to immediately address the economic and humanitarian crises, including the country’s worst ever cholera epidemic, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, pledging full United Nations support. read more

“The fighting in Liberia has not only had a devastating impact on its people but also on the country’s rich natural resources and biodiversity,” said Klaus Toepfer, UNEP’s Executive Director. “In Liberia, as is the case in many other African countries, resource abundance or scarcity is all too often the catalyst for war and suffering.”In the first post-conflict environmental assessment of the West African country, UNEP found that only 26 per cent of the population now has access to safe drinking water, with many people resorting to sinking wells to siphon off groundwater that may be contaminated.In the capital, Monrovia, the treated water production rate is 10 per cent of pre-war levels and sewage treatment equipment for a population of 130,000 now has to cope with a post-conflict population of 800,000, according to the agency. Meanwhile, water supply systems in 10 towns outside Monrovia have completely collapsed.Serious electricity shortages have forced Liberians to chop down trees and destroy precious aquatic habitats and flood defences, like mangrove swamps, to turn fuel wood into charcoal for domestic use and export earnings. Fuel wood burning has been polluting the air, UNEP said.Poaching of wild animals for food has sharply intensified in recent years, partly because of a rapid penetration of roads and militias into the forests for illegal logging. UNEP warned that poaching might still be a major threat to the country’s unique wildlife.With the post-conflict unemployment rate running at about 85 per cent, UNEP noted that offering paid jobs to repair the environment as part of the country’s reconstruction could offer hope to Liberia’s more than 3 million people. read more

“The Secretary-General is committed to resolving the situation faced by the former residents of Camp New Iraq (Ashraf) – now residents of Camp Hurriya (Liberty) – in accordance with international human rights and humanitarian standards,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement. He added that the UN chief has taken note of the letters and other expressions of concern over the residents’ well-being and safety from parliamentarians, political figures, civil society groups, and private individuals. Camp Hurriya has served as a transit facility for 3,174 people, most of them members of a group known as the People’s Mojahedeen of Iran, where a process to determine their refugee status is being carried out by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), and resettle them outside of the country, in line with an agreement signed in December 2011 between the UN and the Iraqi Government.About 10 per cent of the camp’s residents now have offers to relocate to third countries.Mr. Ban in today’s statement that relocation of the remaining residents to safe and secure locations outside of Iraq “is the only durable and sustainable solution” and encouraged Member States to “pick up the pace” of the relocation.The UN is launching a Trust Fund initiative to cover costs relating to the relocation process, it was announced in the statement. Mr. Ban also reiterates the continued responsibility of the Government of Iraq to ensure the safety and security of the residents during their stay in Camp Hurriya.The previous Camp Ashraf had been attacked several times, including last month. Following that attack, the remaining residents were transferred to Camp Hurriya, but the circumstances of the attack remain obscure. read more

When neuroscience student Ethan Foy walked through the doors of BioLinc four years ago, it seemed the perfect place to flex his entrepreneurial muscles.His relationship with the business incubator run by the Goodman School of Business has since proven successful, as he’s been able to nurture the vision for his mobile app, LifePoints, which awards physical fitness efforts.Foy’s work on the business idea has not gone unnoticed and this summer he was one of two Brock students chosen to receive the Deborah E. Rosati Entrepreneurship Award.The award provides financial support to allow its recipient to pursue an entrepreneurial work term and start their own business venture.Foy described the honour, and the opportunity it provided, as life changing.With the support provided by the award, his vision for LifePoints — an app that will reward users for time spent at a fitness facility with points they can later redeem at local business — is now in its initial stages.Foy has been an entrepreneur since an early age, finding different ways to make money, whether cutting lawns or shovelling driveways.His business ideas have since become more complex, but his dream of pursuing a business full time remains the same.It has been three months since the award made that dream possible and Foy feels he’s already gained a wealth of knowledge.“You have no idea how difficult and time consuming it is to start a business until you’re given that opportunity,” he said.“I don’t even know how I would have accomplished this without this opportunity. The amount I’ve learned from this award has been life altering.”Foy was featured on this week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast. read more

OSU senior attacker Ryan Hunter (16) celebrates with teammates after a goal during a game against Marquette on March 4 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won 12-8.Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Multimedia EditorDefense wins championships.This classic sports saying is one that many teams preach, but few actually put into action. In a world where offensive players and highlights are given much of the media attention, it is usually a solid defense that helps a team win.The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team put this mantra into action over the weekend, as it defeated No. 17 Marquette 12-8 on Friday and Bellarmine 9-5 two days later en route to a 2-0 record in the Midwest Lacrosse Classic.In a weekend of lacrosse action that saw OSU, Marquette, Bellarmine and Detroit — the last of which the Buckeyes did not play — face off against each other, the Scarlet and Gray’s defense allowed a total of 13 goals in the tournament’s second year — and first at Ohio Stadium.Redshirt junior goalie Tom Carey led the defensive charge for the Buckeyes. After a career-high 16 saves on Friday against Marquette, Carey followed with a nine-save effort in OSU’s win over Bellarmine.Senior defender Robby Haus had high words of praise for his goalie, who he said is fun to play with.“He’s starting to get really consistent, and that’s huge for us. He’s been communicating a lot … and he’s just been awesome,” Haus said. “He makes it easy for us.”Carey stressed the importance of the defense, along with the offense, playing cohesively.“(The defense plays) as a unit. Seven guys down there,” Carey said. “It’s really the offense having our backs and the defense doing the same.”12-8 win over MarquetteThe Buckeyes started off strong against Marquette. OSU junior attacker Austin Shanks scored the first goal of the game, and freshman midfielder Logan Maccani notched the first goal of his college career to give the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead.Players like Maccani, freshman midfielder Noah Best and sophomore midfielder Trevor Hodgins had much-needed and timely goals for the Buckeyes all night, Haus said.“We really needed guys to step up this week,” he said. “It’s really nice to see young guys step up and make big plays.”Marquette tied up the score at the end of the first after a goal by senior attacker Conor Gately.OSU answered in the beginning of the second period by scoring three unanswered goals, including two by junior attacker J.T. Blubaugh, to push the lead to 5-2. The half ended with a 6-4 lead for the Buckeyes.The Golden Eagles closed the gap to 7-6 in the third, thanks in large part to winning four straight faceoffs. At that point, OSU coach Nick Myers brought senior midfield specialist Tae Kim into the game to replace junior midfield specialist Jake Withers.“We threw a different look at them,” Myers said when explaining the change at the faceoff position. “Tae’s a senior (who) we think is very capable. I thought he went in there and battled and kept Jake fresh.”A goal by OSU senior attacker Carter Brown gave the Buckeyes an 8-6 lead heading into the fourth.Marquette came out attacking on offense in the fourth quarter. The Golden Eagles fired 16 shots in the quarter, but only Gately and junior midfielder Ryan McNamara were able to find the back of the net, as the Buckeyes came out on top 12-8.Haus lauded the efforts of Carey in the fourth quarter. The goalie made seven saves in the final period.“One of the things that you guys probably don’t see on the stat sheets that he’s doing is communicating like crazy,” Haus said. “Every play, every time that they’re changing a set, he’s … getting us to our spots. He’s just been crucial for us.”Friday’s win marked the Buckeyes’ first win against a ranked opponent this season.“It’s exciting,” Carey said about a win over No. 17 Marquette. “We definitely have faced a little bit of adversity early on in the season, losing to (Massachusetts). To come back and get this … win at home is a big deal for us.”9-5 win over BellarmineUnlike Friday’s start, the Buckeyes struggled out of the gate against Bellarmine.The Knights picked up an early two-goal lead before OSU was able to gain possession of the ball. Unforced turnovers, sloppy passes and missed opportunities left the Scarlet and Gray scoreless for much of the beginning quarter.“Obviously it wasn’t the start we anticipated,” Myers said. “I think it was just a matter of settling into the game. Once we got down to what we wanted to do and dictating the tempo we wanted to play at, things started to turn.”That turn happened with 39 seconds left in the first quarter when Hodgins scored for the second time of the weekend to cut the deficit to 2-1. Sophomore attacker Colin Chell added his first of two goals with seven seconds left in the period to tie the game heading into the second quarter.OSU picked up where it left off at the end of the quarter, stretching its scoring run to six goals in a row to build a 6-2 lead heading into the half.Haus credited the whole team for the defense’s ability to shut down Bellarmine’s offense for an extended period of time.“I just think that we always have each other’s backs,” he said. “The offense, when (the defense) is off, picks up their possession time and holds (the defense) on their backs.”Bellarmine was unable to score again until 3:58 left in the third quarter, resulting in a more than 35-minute scoreless streak for the Golden Eagles. The game ended in a 9-5 win for the Buckeyes, extending their winning streak to three games.Late in the fourth quarter, Chell was hit hard and walked off the field with assistance from trainers. After a few minutes on the sideline, he was carted off of the field.“He’s going to be all right, but we’ll take a peek at him,” Myers said. “It’s a part of the game, and I’m sure that our training staff will do a great job getting him ready to go.”Sunday’s game marked Shanks’ first game against Bellarmine since transferring from the school to attend OSU over the summer. The junior came through for the Scarlet and Gray, providing two goals and one assist for a total of three points on the day.What’s nextThe Buckeyes will look to continue their winning ways as they get ready to travel to Hempstead, New York, on Saturday to play against Hofstra. The game is scheduled to begin at noon. read more

first_imgThe Greek independent schools of Melbourne have managed to dodge the ‘swine flu’, at least to date. There are currently no known cases at any of the three Greek day schools in Melbourne. All three schools have placed an emphasis on keeping students and parents aware of the current situation and have implemented preventative measures to minimise the risk of a swine flu outbreak at the schools. “There have been no cases in either our primary or secondary school,” St John’s College principal, Helen Symeonakis said, “We are keeping parents informed and following all hygiene procedures that have been presented to us by the Health Department, such as the regular washing of hands. Parents are naturally concerned but we are working with them to ensure that we act promptly if any cases of swine flue arise.” Alphington  Grammar has also taken steps to manage the risk of an outbreak at the school. “We have spoken to students about the extreme importance of cleanliness and washing hands thoroughly, and have been fortunate that students and staff have remained well,” explained Alphington Grammar School Development Manager, Judy Fetter. Principal of Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College, Steve Charisis said that in addition to the instructions provided by the Department of Health and Ageing, his school has taken extra steps by providing antibacterial gels and soaps for students and staff. “The new advice is that schools will not be shut from now on, so we have been lucky that no students were affected during exam week,” he said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgDouble Fine doesn’t just make cool games – it also publishes a handful of neat games made by small devs. If you want to experience these bizarre and lovely creations, here’s an opportunity to grab seven games while helping charity to boot. • Humble Double Fine Presents BundleA single buck nets you three games: Mountain, 140, and THOTH. Whether you’re searching for some simple relaxation or a frantic shooter, these games are easy to love.Spend at least $1Mountain140THOTHBONUS: 10 percent off your first month of Humble Monthly BONUS: 140 SoundtrackBONUS: THOTH SoundtrackPay more than the average bundle price to unlock both GNOG and Escape Goat 2. Platforming and puzzle-solving have never been so… weird.Beat the averageGNOGEscape Goat 2BONUS: Escape Goat 2 SoundtrackThe $10 level gives you everything mentioned above plus a copy of Gang Beasts and Everything. Jump in, and enjoy these DRM-free treats over the holiday weekend.Spend at least $10Gang BeastsEverythingBONUS: Gang Beasts SoundtrackBONUS: Everything SoundtrackNow, both Extra Life / Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Humble’s currently featured charity will benefit by default, but you can simply swap out the featured charity with a non-profit that better fits your interests. It’s up to you.Sale Ends: January 29th, 2018 at 11:00AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

first_imgOLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and would fix a loophole in the current law, which makes it easier to get an assault weapon than a handgun.Gun control advocates and Inslee met at the Capitol Thursday to call for enhanced background checks when buying or selling assault weapons and to enforce safe gun storage.Democratic Rep. Laurie Jinkins from Tacoma, the sponsor of House Bill 1387, said her bill aims to prevent accidental and mass shootings in Washington state. Under the measure, a person would have to be 21-years-old to purchase an assault weapon, would be required to undergo an expanded background check similar to concealed weapons quarters, and attend an education course and go through the renewal process every year.Jinkins said this topic is personal for her because a drive-by shooter shot at her nephew and his friends while walking home from school one day. She said he lived because he was on the other side of the street, but some kids aren’t so lucky.“We have a lot of data now with mass shootings that assault weapons hurt and kill a lot more people and do it a lot faster,” she said. “We’re trying to make sure that these kinds of weapons stay out of the hands of dangerous people”last_img read more

first_imgFulham striker Ryan Babel is not happy with Liverpool, claiming the club stifled his potential and didn’t give him the guidance he needed and wanted.Babel spent only three years at Anfield following a move from Ajax in 2007 and now in Fulham.‘I wanted to develop well and, as they promised me before I joined, just be given the guidance I needed to become a better player,’ said Babel via Daily Mail.“That didn’t happen and, for a lot of different reasons, I didn’t fulfil my potential.”2010 World Cup. Netherlands, Robon Van persie, Wesley Snieder, Rafel van de VartReport: Babel says ego’s cost Holland World Cup glory George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has spoken out about four big ego’s that cost the Dutch national team, their best chance of World Cup…“I was young. Maybe I should have stayed a couple more years in Holland. I had been living with my parents so it was the first time living abroad and by myself. Different country, different culture.”“I came from Ajax where you play 4-3-3 mostly and as a winger, they didn’t want you to defend too far back. In the English game when you play 4-4-2 you have to change your mentality because you’re not a winger, you’re a left midfielder so you have to help your full-back.”“Those were the things I was struggling with, especially in my first year, and in my opinion, I don’t think the coaches taught me how to manage that properly. I had to find out myself. I think that was why I maybe I wasn’t always playing consistently.”last_img read more

first_imgCamas will bid farewell at the end of the month to its longest-serving employee.Joan Durgin, the city’s finance director, will retire Friday. A 24-year veteran of the city, Durgin balanced Camas’ books during a period of rapid growth.In her time with the city, the population increased from around 6,700 to nearly 20,000. During that boom, underscored by Camas’ transformation from a mill town to a hub of high-tech businesses, the city’s budget evolved, as departments grew and finances became more complicated.“It’s a big deal, helping a city that grows that fast,” said Mayor Scott Higgins, who expressed mixed emotions about Durgin’s retirement.The city has big shoes to fill, he said.Durgin has been one of two constants for Camas in the past couple of decades, since the city moved to an administrator-council form of government in 1989. The other was former City Administrator Lloyd Halverson — also hired in 1989, two weeks before Durgin — who retired as city administrator in June 2012.Even in retirement, Halverson was assisting Camas on special projects. He came off the city’s books for good at the beginning of the month.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. (WSVN) — A critically-endangered Sumatran tiger cub was born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.Zoo officials say the cub appears to be nursing, moving, and behaving normally. They have not yet determined its gender.This cub is the second of 8-year-old mother Damai, and the first for 13-year-old father Sparky.Veterinarians are monitoring the new cub and mother through closed-circuit cameras. They say the cub will not be shown to the public for several months, pending a series of health exams and a swim test.There are an estimated 300 to 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild. This latest cub, along with Damai’s first male cub Bandar, born in 2013, are part of the zoo’s conservation efforts.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more