Comedian, who mocked Russian team before World Cup, calls them heroes now

first_imgA comedian, who called Russia’s World Cup soccer team “shit” in a music video watched online by at least 12 million people, released a new song on Sunday in which he said sorry and his co-performer hailed the national side as heroes.Semyon Slepakov’s original song, “Ole Ole Ole,” was released before Russia’s first match earlier this month and tapped into the views of many Russians who regarded their players before the tournament as underperforming and destined for a humiliating and early exit from the competition.The jokey song was well received by many Russians at the time, but angered some fans and politicians, including the Kremlin-backed head of Chechnya who said he found part of it offensive.Since its release, Russia has dramatically confounded its critics, beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 and Egypt 3-1, earning itself a place in the knockout stage in an unexpected turn of events that has delighted the Russian public.FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 FULL COVERAGESlepakov, whose patriotism had been called into question by some fans, teamed up with Sergei Shnurov, the founder of the band “Leningrad”, to try to make amends in a new song called “Champions”.Released on Sunday, the track, peppered with expletives, quickly garnered over 500,000 views and was the top trending item on YouTube in Russia.’YOU ARE NOW HEROES'”Forgive us guys, we were real morons,” Slepakov, accompanied by Leningrad’s musicians, sings.”We did not believe in you solemnly, did not clench our fists. In front of the whole country, we shouted at you that you were surplus to requirements! How many times did we repeat that whatever happened you would screw up!”advertisementFIXTURES | POINTS TABLEShnurov, in the same song, sings that the Russian team’s unexpectedly strong performance has generated nationwide euphoria and that Russians, who used to curse the team, are now toasting their footballers with vodka.”You are now heroes for us. The people are queuing up to bow down to you. If somebody opens their mouth (to speak badly of the team) we will rip their mouth apart,” he sings.Song mocking Russian team goes viralRussia, who began the tournament ranked as the weakest team in the tournament by FIFA, are due to play Uruguay on Monday in the city of Samara, but are already guaranteed a place in the knockout stage.The new song had a warning for the Russian team however, pointing out that the Russian public is fickle.”We will kiss your boots, but know this. If you lose even once you will immediately become scumbags.”last_img read more


first_imgUPDATED 11:45PM 8/26/16South Sioux City Police have captured a suspected wanted in an early morning assault on Friday.35 year old Kraig Beltz was taken into custody just before 10pm Friday night in South Sioux City by police and Dakota County Sheriff’s deputies.Beltz has been charged with second degree assault, terroristic threats and disturbing the peace.Authorities say Beltz allegedly used a hammer or club to assault a man at a campground along the Missouri River off Dixon Path around 4am.The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries and was later released.Deputies were dispatched to the Covington Golf Course around 9:20 a.m. regarding a backpack found on the golf course containing magazines for a pistol.A person matching Beltz’s description came to the golf course around noon asking about a backpack and fled into a nearby cornfield when authorities arrived.Deputies recovered a semi automatic pistol in the cornfield and a search began which included closing the golf courseBeltz is in custody in the Dakota County Jail.————————————————————-Updated 6:15pm 8/26/16Authorities in South Sioux City are continuing their search for an armed suspect who may be armed and was last seen Friday noon near the Covington Golf Course.Officials say the suspect is wanted regarding an assault early Friday morning in South Sioux City.He’s described as a white male about 6’3″ with dark hair.The suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue-gray button down shirt and boots.At least one weapon was found by authorities and the golf course was closed and departing cars were searched.A command post was established at the golf course and the Nebraska State Patrol has been assisting South Sioux Police and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department.A helicopter was also deployed to assist in the manhunt.———————————————————Updated 3:15pm 8/26/16Authorities in South Sioux City are continuing their search for a white male suspect with dark hair who may be armed in the area of the Covington Golf Course.Officials are not releasing any other information about the suspect at this time or why they are looking for him.At least one weapon has been found by authorities and the golf course was closed and departing cars were searched.A command post has been established by authorities at the golf course and the Nebraska State Patrol is assisting South Sioux Police along with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department.A helicopter was deployed to assist in the manhunt.We’ll have more information when its available.Photo courtesy KMEG/KPTH—————————————————–Authorities in South Sioux City are searching for a suspect who may be armed in the area of the Covington Golf Course.Officials are not releasing any information or description of the suspect at this time or why they are looking for him.At least one weapon has been found by authorities and the golf course was closed.A command post has been established by authorities at the golf course and the Nebraska State Patrol is assisting South Sioux Police along with the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department.We’ll have more information when its available.last_img read more

TFA 2012/13 Annual Report

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia (TFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Saturday, 23 November 2013. TFA Chairman, Michael Rush, was reappointed as the Chairman of the Board of Management, while Directors Barry McNamara and Jane Russo were reappointed to the Board as well. Please find attached the 2012/13 Annual Report: 2012/13 Annual Report2012/13 Financial ReportRelated LinksTFA Annual Reportlast_img

Swill: We Drank a Bottle of Coca Leaf Liqueur, For Science

first_img The Best American Liqueur The Most Refreshing Sparkling Waters to Sip On Right Now Editors’ Recommendations Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made The Best CBD Coffee Brands for Energy Without the Jitters Swill is our bi-monthly column dedicated to liquor, wine, beer, and every other delicious dram that falls under the broader umbrella of booze. But it’s more than just tasting notes scribbled on a cocktail napkin — Swill is about getting outside of your comfort zone, trying new things, and exploring the big, wide world of libations. One week you might catch us halfway through a bottle of single-malt scotch, and the week after that we might be buzzing on some Ugandan moonshine made from bananas. This column is just one big boozy adventure, so grab yourself a glass and join us for another round.The world has no shortage of exotic liquors that supposedly have secondary effects. Absinthe can supposedly make you hallucinate, damiana liqueur is an aphrodisiac, and according to that country song, large quantities of tequila can apparently make your clothes fall off.Well the other weekend, I happened across yet another one of these strange spirits — but this one was different. Instead of making you see little green fairies or suddenly decide that going nude sounds like a great idea, this stuff will allegedly give you an energy boost.Agwa De Bolivia, as it’s called, is a new-ish herbal liqueur made with a blend of 37 different botanicals — the most noteworthy of which just so happens to be the coca leaf.Coca leaves, as you may or may not be aware, are what the drug cocaine is derived from. Technically they’re just one small part of the Agwa recipe, but in theory they should be able to give you a bit of a pick-up — if you drink enough, that is.So what’d I do? I drowned a whole 5th, of course! Here’s how it went down.First of all, it’s worth mentioning that this is a delicious drink. A little strange, for sure — but definitely pretty tasty. After the first shot, it was immediately clear that coca leaf is just one piece of the puzzle.There’s a lot going on here: the ingredients listed on the bottle include Chinese green tea, African mint, Amazon guarana, ginseng, lavender, cucumber, and something called Argentinian black mountain tea — and you can taste a lot of them. The resulting brew is a peppery, herbaceous liquor with a dry (and slightly minty) finish.After imbibing about two thirds of a bottle, I started to feel a bit more pep in my step. Maybe I was just drunk and succumbing to the placebo effect, but there was definitely a small buzz of energy pulsing through my body. Its impossible to tell if it was from the coca leaf, or just the guarana and caffeine, but I did feel a noticeable change. As far as i can tell, it works just as advertised.I can’t really remember what happened after I finished the rest of the bottle, but I do know that the overall experience was a good one. Agwa De Bolivia is something you should definitely try out. Keep an eye out for it at the liquor store.last_img read more

Rolls-Royce Names its First-Ever SUV After the Largest Diamond in the World

first_img Talking Food Trucks and Fusion Cuisine with The Peached Tortilla’s Eric Silverstein Editors’ Recommendations The motor world has been on the edge of their premium leather seats for the past three years ever since Rolls-Royce told The Financial Times that it would create an all-new, high-bodied SUV (like we’ve seen from Maserati, Bentley, Range Rover, and Lamborghini) that breaks the traditional mold of what we know of the luxury British manufacturer.This week, the Rolls-Royce SUV was finally given a name: The Cullinan.Image courtesy of Rolls-RoyceImage courtesy of Rolls-Royce“Just like the Cullinan Diamond, the largest flawless diamond ever found, it emerges when it is perfect and exists above all others,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO. “The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years ago … It is the most fitting name for our extraordinary new product. Cullinan is a motor car of such clarity of purpose, such flawless quality and preciousness, and such presence that it recalibrates the scale and possibility of true luxury.”Image courtesy of Rolls-RoyceImage courtesy of Rolls-RoyceAnd what a comparison, even for one of the most premium car makers on the planet, seeing as the Cullinan Diamond is 3,106.75 carats and estimated to cost over $2 billion.The diamond was extracted in 1905 from a mine deep in South Africa’s Magaliesberg Mountains and remains the largest raw diamond ever discovered. The single gem was cleaved into nine stones, cut, and polished; the two largest portions were affixed to the British Imperial Crown and Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross.Image courtesy of Rolls-RoyceImage courtesy of Rolls-RoyceMeanwhile, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been carved and polished from lightweight aluminum spaceframe, an all-new and proprietary material platform used in only one other Rolls-Royce model to-date (the Phantom VIII). The 2019 Cullinan will make up the growing “Architecture of Luxury” category formed at Rolls … although we’re not sure how you top a car named after the largest diamond ever found.Even initial images of the Cullinan SUV show how body print mimics the gleam of a giant diamond.As for what’s under the hood, much has still been kept secret about the Cullinan apart from what is obvious in the photo Rolls-Royce isn’t finished perfecting the vehicle, which is slated for release in 2019. The brand also hasn’t specified whether this diamond was built for rough roads like other SUVs, but it has suggested the Cullinan has been tested in various landscapes and conditions.“Like the diamond, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan has undertaken a fascinating journey. From the searing deserts of Africa and the Middle East to the freezing snows of the Arctic Circle; from the grassy glens of the Scottish Highlands to the towering canyons of North America, the designers, engineers, craftspeople and artisans of the House of Rolls-Royce have shaped, tested and polished this unique motor car to eliminate any flaw,” reads a recent press release.The car’s tagline is “Effortless, Everywhere,” suggesting this classy whip was made as much for the mud as it was for the pavement. The tires aren’t messing around either. You could hear them screeching during the first public test on the tracks at Nurburgring.So, if diamonds are a girl’s best friend, does that make the Cullinan a man’s? If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now North Canon Drive Residence Is Worth Every Penny of Its $45 Million Price Tag All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked last_img read more

Lindblad Expeditions: National Geographic Endurance Arrives in Norway

first_imgMAJOR MILESTONE SET FOR LINDBLAD EXPEDITIONS AS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENDURANCE ARRIVES AT ULSTEIN VERFT IN NORWAY New York, NY, NY, April 23, 2019 — Today marked a major milestone for Lindblad Expeditions as the hull of National Geographic Endurance, the world’s most advanced polar expedition ship and the first polar build in the history of Lindblad Expeditions, arrived in Ulsteinvik, Norway after traveling nearly six days from Gydnia, Poland where construction of the main hull steel work was completed. The ship arrived under tow with 100% of structure steel and major foundation work having been competed at Crist S.A. The ship currently has all bow thruster and major HVAC equipment installed. The main engines, generators, stabilizers, cranes and other essential equipment will be installed in dry dock at Ulstein Shipyard, along with the completed piping, electrical and hotel outfitting. The last two steel blocks on the housetop which make up the ships masts will be erected later in the construction stage as air space becomes available at Ulstein Shipayrd. The ship is scheduled to be delivered at the end of January 2020. Lindblad recently announced an agreement with Ulstein on the design and construction of a second polar vessel, due for delivery in 2021.last_img read more

Tianjin Port Head Fired

first_imgzoom The president of the Tianjin Port Group, Zheng Qingyue, has been fired and is facing government prosecution for dereliction of duty, according to The People’s Daily newspaper.The announcement comes three months after major chemical blasts in a warehouse, operated by Ruihai International Logistics Co., located in the port district in the Binhai New Area of Tianjin on August 12th, equivalent to 3 tonnes of TNT and 21 tonnes of TNT respectively, killing over 160 people.The explosion resulted in dangerously high contamination of the area with cyanide as China’s Port of Tianjin is a major base for petrochemicals, where dangerous chemicals and goods are stored.Aside to Zheng, his assistant Li Hongfeng, and the deputy chief of the firm’s safety bureau, Zheng Shuguo, would also be criminaly prosecuted on the same grounds, the daily said.Zheng was part of an investigation launched by Chinese prosecutors against current and former government and port officials for suspected neglect of duty and abuse of power related to the Tainjin port explosions.The officials under investigation include heads of Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission, as well as Wang Jinwen, a senior official at China’s Ministry of Transport, who is accused of violating the law to assist Tianjin Ruihai International Logistics Co. Ltd., owner of the warehouse where the initial blasts happened, in passing safety inspections and obtaining permission to handle hazardous materials.The police detained 12 people suspected of being responsible for the tragedy, including Yu Xuewei, chairman of Tianjin International Ruihai Logistics, the company’s vice-chairman Dong Shexuan, and one employee of a safety evaluation team who is suspected of illegally aiding Ruihai International to receive safety evaluation papers.The detained men are all suspected of illegal storage of dangerous materials, China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) informed.The former head of the work safety regulator, who was removed shortly after the explosions, has also been detained, Reuters reports citing China’s state prosecutor.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

India was granted permission to wear caps in memory of fallen soldiers

first_imgNew Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday said India was granted permission to wear camouflage military caps in the third ODI against Australia as a tribute to the country’s armed forces, a gesture which Pakistan has objected to. In the third ODI in Ranchi on March 8, the Indian team sported military caps as a mark of respect to the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack and donated its match fee to the National Defence Fund. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together”The BCCI sought permission from the ICC to wear the caps as part of a fundraising drive and in memory of fallen soldiers who have died, which was granted,” ICC’s General Manager Strategic Communications Claire Furlong said. The Pakistan Cricket Board had sent a strongly-worded letter to the ICC, calling for action against India for wearing the caps. “They took permission from ICC for some other purpose and used it to do something else, which is not acceptable,” PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said on Sunday. Last month, the BCCI had asked the ICC to “sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates” following the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed. The responsibility of the attack was taken by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.last_img read more

Moroccos Youssef EnNesyri to Join Spains Leganes

Rabat – After three years with Malaga CF, Moroccan international football player Youssef En-Nesyri is thinking about joining Leganes.  According to Spanish outlet AS, the Atlas Lion’s current club is negotiating his transfer to Leganes. Malaga is asking for €10 million to release its striker. However, Leganes is only ready to offer €6 million to enroll the 21-year-old football player. Malaga has recently signed two of En-Nesyri’s national teammates, Morocco’s goalkeeper Munir El Kajoui for a 4-year contract and midfielder Badr Boulahroud for a 3-year contract. Since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Youssef En-Nesyri has earned the respect of millions of Moroccans, especially after he scored during Morocco’s last game against Spain. En-Nesyri’s 81st-minute header delivered a temporary lead to the national team. The native from Fez started his football career in the youth team of the Maghreb AS. He joined the Mohammed VI Academy team led by Nasser Larguet, along with Moroccan Hamza Mendyl, where he trained for a few years before being loaned to the Malaga CF club in 2015. A year later, he was bought by the same club for €125,000 and managed to earn a starting position by scoring in the first four games in which he participated.As for his career with the Moroccan team, the young striker was summoned for the first time on August 31, 2016, to play in a friendly against Albania. He scored his first goal with the Atlas Lions in the 2017 Africa Cup against Togo. In 2018, En-Nesyri scored in a friendly against Estonia, a game played in preparation for the Russian World Cup, before offering Moroccan fans the joy of winning a second goal against La Roja. read more

Duterte says Sirisena will follow his example and kill bastards

“I knew the most basic sorrow and agony of the people is drugs. And we are not buffeted on both sides, we get a double whammy. The [Sinaloa] cartel of Mexico are expanding and the greed for money, easy money, dirty money, increases their appetite everyday,” Duterte said in a speech in Davao City, GMA News online reported. “If you look at the Philippines, your left side, your left hand is the west, your right hand is the east. On the western side, we have the golden triangle, also a well known drug cartel in Asia and doing now business in the East Asian countries, prompting even the President of Sri Lanka to say, ‘I will follow Duterte. I will kill the bastards,’” he added.Last year, Sirisena announced plans to deploy the military to tackle drugs, saying that the Philippines has been “successful” with that approach. The campaign, however, has received local and international condemnation for the unexplained killings of thousands of drug suspects. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said that his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena has vowed to emulate his approach to curbing the drug menace by “killing bastards.”Sirisena was in the Philippines last month for a state visit during which he lauded Duterte’s war on drugs. “[It’s] good that he has a good, shining example,” said Duterte.It is the police, however, that is at the forefront of the Philippines’ drug war, along with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Bureau of Investigation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UN envoy seeking pullout of foreign troops from Lebanon continues talks in

Terje Roed Larsen, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the implementation of resolution 1559, which was adopted last September and called for the withdrawal of all remaining foreign forces from Lebanon, disbanding all militias and extending Government control over the whole country, met with an array of senior government officials.Afterwards he saw several prominent politicians, including former President Amin Gemayel, and former Prime Ministers Salim Hoss and Rafik Hariri. He also held discussions with several members of Parliament, including Walid Jumblat, Nassib Lahoud and Najib Mikati.The envoy’s mission “has been characterized by a spirit of dialogue and cooperation,” a UN spokesperson said in New York.Mr. Roed-Larsen returns tomorrow to Damascus, where he is scheduled to meet Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, before wrapping up his visit to the Middle East region Friday. read more

Jordans King calls for UN aid in preventing humanitarian disaster with Syrian

“Violence must end immediately and a transition must begin now,” he told the 67th General Assembly at the start of its annual General Debate. The Jordanian leader said there is no alternative to a political solution in Syria, where more than 18,000 people, mostly civilians, have died since the uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began 18 months ago. A further 2.5 million Syrians urgently need humanitarian aid, according to UN estimates.Hosting the 200,000 Syrians who have fled to Jordan has put a heavy burden on the country’s limited resources and economy, King Abdullah II noted, adding that Jordan is “very grateful for the generous response of governments, international bodies and dedicated UN organizations.”“The sombre reality is, however, that more will be needed as the camps grow more crowded withy vulnerable families and the cold desert winter approaches,” he said. “I call upon the countries of the United Nations to work together to prevent a humanitarian disaster.”Referring to the anti-Islam video made in the United States and the deadly violence it sparked in various countries over the past weeks, King Abdullah II condemned “all acts that vilify the name of the Prophet (Mohammed), or falsely use his name or the name of Islam or any other religion for that matter to justify violence and evil acts, such as we have recently witnessed.“There are no sidelines on this issue. All of us, of every faith, everywhere, must be pro-active in promoting understanding and a much stronger global dialogue,” he said.King Abdullah II also called for an end to the Middle East conflict with a just solution that sees a Palestinian state living side by side with a secure Israel at peace with the entire region.He said continuing illegal settlement building by Israel and unilateral actions directly threaten a negotiated peace, and voiced particular concern at threats to Jerusalem and the sanctity of its Muslim and Christian holy sites.Any invasion or division of the site of the Al-Aqsa mosque, Islam’s third holiest place, would not only be a breach of Israel’s obligations but a profound religious transgression, he warned.“The Arab world is seeking peace, real peace diplomatic relations, economic relations, trade, investment, a new normality in peace where people are safe in their homes, where communities are able to build, and where cooperation helps the entire region prosper,” he said of the Arab peace initiative of 2002.He added, “It is time for Israel to turn around, look at the future we share, and make a just and lasting peace with the Palestinians.”Earlier today, the King of Jordan discussed Syria and the Middle East conflict with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who praised Jordan’s aid to Syrian refugees.In addition to King Abdullah II, scores of the world’s heads of State and government and other high-level officials are presenting their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

Gene Smith Urban Meyer support NCAA changes

The NCAA Board of Directors released a new, more stringent set of rules Tuesday for enforcing athletic programs’ adherence to codes of conduct. The new rules try to simplify and accelerate what has traditionally been a long and complicated rule-enforcing process. The rules also aim to increase the severity of the sanctions and make punishments more uniform instead of treating things on a case-by-case basis, according to the announcement posted on the institution’s website. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith, first-year OSU football coach Urban Meyer and other Big Ten Conference football coaches voiced support of the revamped enforcement structure. Smith said he agrees with the new rules and says they help fix a “flawed” system. “I am supportive of the new legislation,” Smith said in an email. “It provides clarity and transparency to a system of enforcement and infraction management that was flawed. It also will improve the ability for cases to be handled more expeditiously.” Meyer said he was in favor of updating the “antiquated” system of enforcement as well. “I’m fully supportive of it. I appreciate the NCAA revisiting the discipline structure … I am in full support of very stringent penalties and keeping, or even restoring, the integrity of college football,” Meyer said during Tuesday’s Big Ten teleconference. “Throughout history, the only way to keep civilization and keep things in order is to have very strong rules and enforce them. Clear rules with very firm, swift punishment.” During the weekly teleconference, several coaches spoke on the issue, with Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema and Nebraska coach Bo Pelini saying they were fine with added responsibility for a coach. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald, who was also on the call, agreed with them. “There’s no question, the level of transparency and the level of accountability needs to go up,” Fitzgerald said. “And the No. 1 person that needs to be held accountable for the coaching staff’s actions are the head coach. That’s why you are called the head coach. I think the NCAA is taking some really positive steps.” Another change involves holding head coaches more accountable for the actions of their staff. Now, violations by any member of the staff will reflect on the head coach, unless he or she can prove their personal effort for “promoting an atmosphere of compliance.” There was also a change in tiers of violations. Rather than categorizing a violation as “major” or “secondary,” there will be four levels, with a Level I violation being the most severe. The NCAA could potentially disqualify a team for multiple years of postseason play and fine the program millions of dollars for a Level I violation. Other consequences for various levels of infractions include harsher scholarship reductions, recruiting limits and head coach suspensions. Suspensions for coaches, as well as programs, can range from 10 percent of the season to a full season. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions will expand from 10 members to 24, speeding up the infractions process and handing out violations in a more timely manner. In OSU football’s case, this could have meant serving out OSU’s bowl ineligibility during the 2011 season rather than the current season. The last of the most significant changes in the new set of rules includes a more consistent penalty system. Sanctions will no longer be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and the new standards will ensure equal treatment – and punishment – across the NCAA. NCAA President Mark Emmert said the rules aim to eliminate the temptation for teams to do whatever it takes to win. “We have sought all along to remove the ‘risk-reward’ analysis that has tempted people – often because of the financial pressures to win at all costs – to break the rules in the hopes that either they won’t be caught or that the consequences won’t be very harsh if they do get caught,” Emmert said during a press conference Tuesday. “The new system the board adopted today is the result of a lot of hard work and membership input devoted to protecting the collegiate model.” Emmert began the process of establishing a new set of rules in August 2011. The new enforcement structure will take effect on Aug. 1, 2013. Dan Hope and Evan Speyer contributed to this story. read more

Ohio State field hockey splits with Ball State Ohio moves toward Big

Members of the OSU field hockey team celebrate during a game against Ball State on Sept. 14 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU won, 3-2, in overtime.Credit: Melissa Prax / Lantern photographerJunior forward Peanut Johnson’s breakaway overtime goal gave the Ohio State field hockey team a 3-2 victory Sunday against the Ball State Cardinals to salvage a split of its weekend series.OSU (2-3) returned home Sunday after losing 1-0 to Ohio University (1-3) in Athens, Ohio, Friday night.The Buckeyes showed resiliency as they battled back in overtime after losing a 2-0 lead to the Cardinals.Ball State (3-2) converted off a penalty corner from senior midfielder Tori Widrick that led to an equalizing goal from sophomore midfielder Merinda Morley with 11 minutes left in regulation.In overtime, freshman midfielder Maddy Humphrey grabbed a steal in OSU’s offensive zone and quickly fired a pass to Johnson, who connected on the game winner in front of the net.“I kinda got in the zone,” Humphrey said about her crucial steal and assist. “Last week in our game against Ohio I had the same type of play, but I didn’t (center) it that well. So I did the same play, but I did it well.”OSU jumped out to its early lead thanks to two quick goals from freshman forward Annabel Sams.Sams crossed in front of the net a little more than seven minutes into the game and scored on a pass from Johnson for her first career goal.A minute later, Sams was on the board again off an assist from her fellow freshman, Humphrey.“We started out so quick,” Sams said. “We found each other. We found passes like with my first two goals.”OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said she was proud of her team’s effort. She moved Sams from her normal forward position to the midfield Sunday in order to utilize her athleticism, and said was very pleased.“We were able to create more space for her there,” Wilkinson said. “She’s good at coming from behind and attacking.”Wilkinson said she was happy to see her freshman making contributions to the team in such a big way.“It’s exciting,” Wilkinson said. “I’ve been watching them play for a few years now at a different level, but it’s nice to finally get them on the field (for OSU) and competing.”The Buckeyes lost a closely contested matchup with the Ohio Bobcats Friday before their recovery against the Cardinals.The defenses were on display with both teams combining for four shots in the first half. The game picked up a little in the second frame, but the Buckeyes were unable to capitalize despite outshooting the Bobcats, 10-6.The game’s lone goal came off a rebound shot from Ohio freshman Megan Silveira with 18:55 remaining in the game. The goal snuck just past OSU freshman goalkeeper Liz Tamburro.Friday and Sunday marked the first two times Tamburro did not record double-digit saves in 2014. She saved three shots against the Bobcats and four against the Cardinals.OSU is set to begin Big Ten play Sept. 19 against Michigan State at 3 p.m. at Buckeye Varsity Field. read more

GPs carry out consultations in as little as two minutes study finds

first_imgGP If you are interested in general practice you don’t admit to it, you cover it upProfessor Maureen Baker, Chair of the Royal College of GPs Maureen Baker, chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said the “systematic denigration” of family doctors was having a noticeable impact on the number medics choosing to pursue the vocation as a career.The situation is being compounded, she said, by specialist hospital doctors, responsible for mentoring trainee medics, who too often “bad mouth” general practice, she said earlier this year. England is currently experiencing an estimated shortfall of 3,325 GPs, with 12 per cent of posts unfilled in 2015, according to the royal college, which estimates the deficit will rise to 8,371 by 2020 if the current trend continues. Researchers found patients who spent longer in the consultation room did not report higher levels of satisfaction than those with shorter appointments, and were no more likely to have trust and confidence in their GP.The study found some of those with the  shortest slots were among the most satisfied with their doctors.But the authors said more research was needed to examine the benefits of longer consultations for those with complex multiple conditions.The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, follows calls from the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Royal College of GPs to extend appointments to at least 15 minutes.A BMA survey of 15,000 GPs found nine in ten felt 10 minutes was not enough.Earlier this year the head of the profession said medical students are being put off becoming GPs by a culture of “banter” that stigmatises general practice as “soft” and “unglamorous” . 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. GPs are carrying out consultations in as little as two minutes, research has found, with one in 20 patients out the door in less than four minutes. The study by Cambridge University examined 440 GP consultations, and found the average patient spent just over 10 minutes with their doctor.The shortest consultation took just two minutes 15 seconds, the study found, while the longest took more than half an hour.More than half of cases were dealt with in less than 10 minutes, with around five per cent of patients out the door in less than four minutes, the study shows. Aspiring GPs often feel they can’t reveal their ambitionsCredit:Telegraphlast_img read more

Paczkowski to Wislas first team Rajkovic out

← Previous Story Peter Henriksen retires Next Story → Mitar Markez to Frisch Auf Goppingen Rumors say that Wisla Plock is aiming at moving the young talent, Paweł Paczkowski, to the first team,and that might mean that Rajkovic’s days at the club might be over. The young Paczkowski has proven himself a lot, and even though he’s only 18, he’s seen as a huge prospect for Polish handball. On the other hand, Rajkovic has a contract with the club, and should Wisla want him out, they should arrange that someone buys him, otherwise they’d have to pay penalties if they terminate the contract prematurely.

AOL Floppy Disks and CDs Cost 300 Million

first_imgRemember back in the day when you’d go to your mail box and inside you’d find a catalog, a letter from Aunt Petunia, and a fistful of mailers from America Online containing sign-up disks or CDs? Those were good times, as the supply of coasters for wet drinks was plentiful. It was also a good time for AOL, which went from 200,000 paid subscribers to 25 million in a decade using that tactic.But at what cost? Well, we could go off about how AOL isn’t exactly the powerhouse it used to before the ill-advised Time Warner merger…but I mean the actual cost. In a Q&A at, former CEO Steve Case and some of his C-level execs replied to that question and the total was stated: $300 million. The company gladly spent $35 to attract each new user. It paid off, since new users were once signing on every six seconds, staying around 25 months, and spending $350 for the privilege. That high sign-up rate is probably because, as Jan Brandt, the former AOL chief marketing officer said: “At one point, 50% of the CD’s produced worldwide had an AOL logo on it.” I believe at least half of them came to my house to defend my coffee table from stains.last_img read more

Fair Citys Úna Kavanagh I had a social welfare book called Unmarried

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 7:30 PM 45 Comments 2,437 Views I RECENTLY VISITED Robben Island prison in South Africa and was profoundly moved by how the prisoners under shoot to kill policy cared for each other. “Each One – Teach One” rings out in my mind. The mantra of Mandela.Those who could read and write took one prisoner who couldn’t and taught them. They broke lime rock in a quarry day after day.Today those prisoners are professors all over the world.What would it mean to me if I couldn’t read or write? I value my education so much. It gave me such a beginning in life. As a young single mother I struggled, but achieving a BA and MA from The National College Of Art and Design, changed my life and my young daughter’s life in a profound way.It pulled me out of a difficult life and gave me a chance in the world. All children deserve a good education, but in the poorest countries girls are denied it more often than boys.Education is vital for moving out of poverty. Every additional year of school that a girl completes increases her future earnings, which is good for her family, her community and her country.I look at my daughter today. She had the choice of education and holds two degrees. That makes me feel proud and happy. All daughters deserve to get an education.#BeBoldForChange campaign this year for IWD It was not that long ago that a woman in this country couldn’t sit on a jury, as any Irish citizen who sat on a jury had to be property owners according to the 1927 Juries Act, thus excluding the majority of women.Before 1976 they were unable to own their home outright. Our mothers could not collect the Children’s Allowance because in 1944, the legislation that introduced the payment of child benefits to parents specified they could only be paid to the father.Irish women could not choose their official place of residence. Once married, a woman was deemed to have the same “domicile” as her husband. Women could not get the same pay for jobs as men.In March 1970, the average hourly pay for women was five shillings, while that for men was over nine. The majority of women were paid less than male counterparts.The list went on and onYes, while many laws have changed and our rights have been somewhat addressed, there is more, much much more to achieve nationally and internationally. IWD is a day, one day, given to highlight these and many more issues regarding women.In our very recent history the Magdalen laundries in Ireland were still open. 30,000 women were enslaved by the state, and 30,000 families destroyed by it. The last laundry closed its doors only in the 1990s.In the 1980s, I was the owner of a social welfare book called “Unmarried Mother’s Allowance”, and every day I felt the label of a church and a state.The mother and child homes also existed. It could have been me incarcerated.Women in this country, in our lifetime, shamed and blamedOnly in the past few days the names of the children found in the mass burial ground in Tuam were released, because of the tireless work of historian Catherine Corless.We are indebted to her for tearing open this despicable history so now we can remember with respect and dignity the children who lived their short lives in this home. As a woman and mother my heart breaks.This is our country, our shared history, our inheritance of injustices. It is important to keep highlighting and standing in solidarity with women fighting for their own justice.So what now? What needs to be done? As women? As mothers and daughters? For our nation and all?We must keep going as a family in solidarity. On IWD we give voice. We stand. As a movement, a body to challenge the systems of discrimination. Even in small ways.I remember as a 13-year-old, asking my history teacher why all my books were written from the perspective of “he” rather than “she” or “one”.I would read the same set of sentences with the “she” pronoun to demonstrate this and was told to sit down. I went to The National Library to research women in the 1916 Rising because I didn’t believe there was only one.I had an innate curiosity instinctively about discrimination. It still exists, even in the current climate of the arts.Inequality in the artsThe Waking The Feminists movement was created to address the blatant inequities of gender discrimination. Women In Film and Television was launched too. A new commitment came from The Irish Film Board to address gender inequality.MAM (Mothers and makers) was created with particular emphasis on coming together in solidarity with mothers who face challenges working in the arts so they do not become isolated and invisible.Today, RTÉ will air an all female episode of Fair City. This groundbreaking episode interlaces narratives of strong female characters with contemporary challenges. An episode that highlights the complexities of the everyday lives of ordinary women of all ages.This unique episode is a joy to be a part of but also special to me because of the current storyline for Heather. It exposes the challenges that a family face trying to deal with a health service which is failing them, and a very vulnerable woman who is trying to cope with the aftermath of a serious brain injury.Finally, in trying to sum up my thoughts on IWD, I remembered this:“No matter how small the action, we all have ability to make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate,” Nelson Mandela.Úna Kavanagh has a BA and MA from the National College Of Art and Design, Dublin. She has worked extensively across disciplines for over 25 years in her native Ireland, UK, America, France and the Middle East. Her practice ranges from extensive work in theatre, film, television and radio, to her artistic collaborations.Kate Beaufoy: ‘Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up’>‘I had to come to terms with the fact that at my age, I was unemployable’> Mar 8th 2017, 7:30 PM center_img Share984 Tweet Email1 Úna Kavanagh By Úna Kavanagh Fair City’s Úna Kavanagh: ‘I had a social welfare book called ‘Unmarried Mother’s Allowance” Today, RTÉ will air an all female episode of Fair City, interlacing narratives of strong female characters, writes Úna Kavanagh. Short URLlast_img read more

Paratici Only a psycho will question Ronaldos quality

first_imgJuventus director Fabio Paratici recently launched a scathing attack on the doubters of Cristiano Ronaldo, suggesting only a madman will doubt his abilities even if he doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or.Reports are rife the Portugal international won’t make the top three for the accolade this year, despite helping Real Madrid to retain their third consecutive Champions League title.“Only a madman would say Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t a great player, one of the most important in the history of football,” Paratici told Football Italia just 24 hours after he was formally appointed new director general.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It seems strange that he won’t win the Ballon d’Or after 15 decisive goals last season, and unfortunately we know about that, as some of them were against us.”Paratici replaces Beppe Marotta, who is now on the verge of taking on a new job with Inter.“I am very fond of Marotta personally, he is a great director and I am sure he’ll prove that at Inter too.”last_img read more