3 12 19

first_imgPlaying the soft-Hindutva card, the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to create a separate department to woo Hindu voters, who are traditionally seen as the vote bank of the BJP, ahead of the crucial general election in 2019. The new Spiritual Department will be created by merging the Religious Trusts and Endowments Department and the Happiness Department, the two popular departments of the previous BJP government led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan that ruled the State for 15 years.The Directorate of Religious Trusts and Endowments, Pilgrimage and Fair Authority; Directorate of Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana and the Rajya Anand Sansthan will also be included in the new department, an official said on Monday.Official sources said the main objective of the formation of the Spiritual Department is to strengthen inter-communal harmony in the State.The other objectives of the proposed department include proper conservation and development of religious places; scientific evaluation of places of worship; encourage religious tourism in coordination with the Tourism Department; arrangement of honorarium to priests; formation of welfare schemes, and revival of temple gardens in collaboration with the Department of Horticulture and temple tanks in collaboration with the Rural Development Department.‘Nothing wrong’Meanwhile, Union Minister and BJP leader Uma Bharti has said that there was nothing wrong in the Congress government forming the Spiritual Department, saying it was the prerogative of the incumbent government to take certain decisions.last_img read more

3 12 19

first_imgKolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday told the Supreme Court that the CBI tried to forcefully enter his residence on February 3 without valid papers.In separate affidavits, West Bengal Chief secretary Malay Kumar De, DGP Virendera Kumar and Mr. Kumar refuted the allegations levelled at them by the CBI of obstructing the apex court-ordered probe into ponzi scams including the mutli-crore Saradha chit fund case.However, in case the court prima facie felt that their action was contemptuous as alleged by the CBI, the three officials said they were tendering an “unconditional and unambiguous apology.” The officials from West Bengal also accused the CBI of levelling vague allegations against them without cogent evidence to back them up. For instance, they submitted that no police officer was part of the protests organised by the Trinamool Congress Party and led by State Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.The CBI, represented by Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, had argued before a Bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that uniformed police officers had participated in the protest.Mr. Kumar said “his presence, adjacent to the site of dharna” was to “discharge his duties”. He said both the Director General of Police and Inspector General of Police, West Bengal, had come to the protest site, which had also served as a makeshift secretariat/camp office of the Chief Minister.The police official said he had been at the location to ensure that no unforeseen situation arose in a ‘volatile and evolving situation’, adding that 76 cases had been lodged in connection with the chit fund scam.Mr. Kumar is walking a tightrope as the apex court had on February 4 said that “if the police commissioner is even remotely trying to destroy evidence, we will come down so heavily on him that he will regret.” Mr. Kumar was also questioned by the CBI in Shillong on the apex court’s orders.In his affidavit, Mr. Kumar denied having acted in any manner so as to protect the ruling party’s leaders involved in the scam. He said he did not possess exclusively any evidence against them. Nor had he done anything to subvert the orders of the apex court.“Materials have either been in the exclusive custody of the various Investigating Officers as part of the investigative units under their supervisory officers across the State and/or the appropriate courts in accordance with applicable law,” Mr. Kumar submitted.On his role as part of West Bengal’s Special Investigation Team (SIT), which had probed the ponzi scams before it was transferred to the CBI by the apex court, Mr. Kumar said he was only acting as an “administrative and logistic coordinator” in the team.Mr. Kumar said there were Assistant Commissioner of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police and Joint Commissioner of Police rank officers for closer and direct supervision of the investigation of cases in Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, where the deponent was posted as Commissioner of Police.Mr. Kumar also asserted that it was “very intriguing” as to why the CBI chose the last working day of then interim CBI Director M. Nageswara Rao to question him.“It seems very intriguing as to why such a major decision could not wait even for a single day for the new Director CBI to join, especially when the last notice was issued to the answering respondent, after a gap of more than a year,” he said in the affidavit.Mr. Kumar contended that the CBI’s bid to question him was against the Calcutta High Court’s order of abeyance.The apex court is scheduled to hear the case on February 20.last_img read more

28 11 19

first_imgEngland beat India by 196 runs in this 2000th Test match at Lord’s on Monday, which was also the 100th Test between India and England. Score | PhotosIndia started the day with an overnight score of 80/1 with VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid at the crease as a target of 458 runs loomed large. Eventually, the target proved too massive for injury-hit India.In the morning session the visitors lost their opener Rahul Dravid when a James Anderson ball took a thick edge off his bat to land in the keeper Mat Prior’s gloves. He fell for 36 and India were down to 96/2.Post Dravid’s wicket Laxman and Gautam Gambhir became overtly cautious, playing on the deliveries that were coming straight to the bat and leaving the rest. They didn’t have a choice and they needed to stay in the middle for long to save the Test.Gradually, the two started chipping away from the massive 458-run target. But the partnership eventually came to an end when Anderson came around to get rid of Laxman on 56. Laxman went for a pull and ended up getting caught by Bell.In the next over England spinner Graeme Swann struck Gambhir on the pads and he was adjudged LBW on 22. India were 135/4 at the stage and were looking down the barrel.Once again Sachin Tendulkar stepped in and once again his fans cutting across nationalities started praying for his elusive 100th international century.Tendulkar’s partner in the middle was left-hander, Suresh Raina.At lunch India were 142/4, with Tendulkar and Raina at the crease and the visitors needed a massive 316 runs.advertisementA few minutes had gone by into the second session when England bowlers got the man they wanted. Sachin’s fans were again left disappointed when a James Anderson delivery trapped the batting maestro plumb in the front of the wicket when he was on 12.This was after he got two lives. First a Stuart Broad ball trapped him leg-before when he was on 11, but he was saved as the DRS is not being used for leg-before decisions in this series. And then, a ball before Anderson got him, he was dropped in the slips by Andrew Strauss. So Tendulkar’s highest at Lord’s continues to be 37.Post Tendulkar’s fall, Raina and skipper MS Dhoni batted with resolve to avoid defeat. The two Chennai Super Kings team-mates could be seen sharing a good partnership in the middle. At tea, the two were going steady at the crease and India score was 218/5.But the third session had a different tale to tell. Minutes into it, skipper MS Dhoni was seen walking back with Chris Tremlett claiming his first wicket of the innings when the India total was 225/6.Post that wicket it was a matter of time before England players were out there celebrating their win. The biggest hurdle in front of them was Suresh Raina and James Anderson scalped him to increase his victims tally to five and provided England with a fine win 196-run win.Raina scored a dogged 78, but could not save India from the jaws of defeat. Kevin Pietersen won the Man of the Match for his unbeaten double hundred.last_img read more

27 11 19

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The 17-time major winner hasn’t played since retiring from his semifinal at the U.S. Open because of a knee injury. He had surgery on his right ankle in November, and withdrew from a tune-up tournament in Brisbane earlier this month because of a muscle strain in his thigh, mainly as a precaution, to ensure he’d be fit for the season-opening major.“The doctors didn’t allow me to go on court,” he said, “even if I wanted.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe really was coming in cold.“It’s very difficult to start after an injury — I know it very well,” he said. “So that’s an important victory because is the first victory since a while, and at the same time, because that gives me the chance to be on court again.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His only hiccup came when he served for the match in the ninth game of the third set and was broken. He returned the favor quickly, though, to seal his spot in the second round.He was quick with a serve at his media conference, too, poking fun at a journalist who appeared to be dozing .On a day when an injured Andy Murray likely played his last match at the Australian Open in a stirring five-setter — his first first-round loss at a Grand Slam tournament in 11 years — Nadal was circumspect about his progress.Murray has announced plans to retire this year because of the constant pain in his right hip. Injuries have forced Nadal to take extended breaks throughout his career and his high-energy style means he’s being more selective about when and where he plays.“My plan is wake up and see how I feel,” the 32-year-old Nadal said. “I am working about the personal feelings of every day — adapt our practice every day.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments Sweet and unsweet 16 for James Harden on a wild night in Orlando Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts after winning a point against Australia’s James Duckworth during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn’t missed a beat.The No. 2-seeded Nadal had a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Australian wild-card entry James Duckworth on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open, his first match back on Rod Laver Arena since he had to retire during his quarterfinal match last year.ADVERTISEMENT “So nothing new when you have comebacks, you need to do it that way, and worked well all my career for me that way.”He’ll play another Australian, Matthew Ebden, next.Nadal spoke late last year about the devastation caused by the deadly flooding on the Spanish island of Mallorca.A torrential rainstorm on Oct. 9 caused flash flooding that left a trail of destruction and killed 13 people.Nadal, who is from Mallorca, knew some of the victims and said he’s had to be philosophical about the tragedy.“I know the real life, how tough can be,” he said. “The world is suffering. Not only with this, with wars, with terrible things that’s going on.“There are families that lost almost everything. But I’m happy that all the island was together helping each other, and at some point, we receive huge support.“Human losses can’t repair at all. But the rest of the things, we are getting there.” MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

28 10 19

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd veteran Mata: I can never forget Liverpool victoryby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United veteran Juan Mata admits he’s never forgotten the times they have beaten Liverpool.Mata has now been at United for the better part of his career, which has involved many games against their arch rivals.And while they have endured disappointment in those years, they have also known great joy against Liverpool.One of those occasions for United fans was the game against the Reds in 2015, when Mata scored two goals and propelled them to a famous win at Anfield under then manager Louis Van Gaal.Mata told the Manchester Evening News: “If you speak with United fans they remember always the Liverpool-United games and I was lucky to win that game [in 2015] and score the two goals. “But specifically that goal [scissor kick]. “And whether I want it or not, I cannot forget that day! Because it’s very special for me.” last_img read more

26 10 19

first_imgJonathan Taylor celebrates touchdown for the Wisconsin Badgers.MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 09: Michael Deiter #63, Jonathan Taylor #23, and Austin Ramesh #20 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Camp Randall Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)It’s fair to say that this year was disappointing for the Wisconsin Badgers, as the program’s aspirations of making the College Football Playoff evaporated just three weeks into the season.The final five games of the season featured three losses, and part of the reason was the lack of durability at quarterback. Unfortunately, Alex Hornibrook dealt with concussion-like symptoms for several weeks.Despite multiple shortcomings and several injuries, the Badgers are still bowl eligible this season.There are a number of sites with bowl projections for this season, and they all share similar predictions for Wisconsin.Jerry Palm of CBS Sports has Wisconsin in the TaxSlayer Bowl against Missouri. The Tigers finished their season with an 8-4 record.College Football News shares the same projection, which is the Badgers in the TaxSlayer Bowl against the Tigers. This game would take place in Jacksonville.Eric Single of Sports Illustrated has Wisconsin facing Stanford in the Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara.With the official bowl games being announced this Sunday, the Badgers won’t have to wait long for their next matchup.last_img read more

24 10 19

first_imgzoom The Port of Gdansk Authority SA, has signed contract for the execution of works under the project “Expansion of an intermodal container terminal at the Port of Gdansk’s Szczecinskie Quay”.This is the first PGA SA project in a long time that is co-funded by the European Union. It is set to initiate a number of subsequent investment projects to be delivered thanks to the financial support from EU funds.By way of open tender procedure, the following contractors have been selected:STRABAG Ltd – contractor for building and construction services together with the project, value of the procurement: PLN 21,082,230.09 net, PLN 25,931,143.00 gross A consortium of PORTICO PROJECT MANAGEMENT and Partners Limited Partnership – consortium leader and ECM GROUP POLSKA SA – consortium partner Investor’s supervision, value of the procurement: net PLN 465,853.66, gross PLN 573,000.00A total value of the project exceeds PLN 44.6 million.( USD 14.6 million)PGA SA has acquired PLN 17.5 million in financial aid from the Cohesion Fund for the expansion and modernisation of an intermodal container terminal which is due to completion by the end of 2015.The investment project involves the expansion and modernisation of infrastructure and facilities for the purposes of a future container terminal which will be situated at the Szczecinskie Quay.The project is aimed at improving the technology and the quality of services provided by the “port intermodal transport node”.The scope of the project includes enlarging storage, traffic and parking areas, improving water supply and sewage system management and the supply of utilities, as well as providing the lighting and the fencing to the area.The project will boost the quality of road-sea, rail-road-sea and rail-sea transport services in terms of unit turnaround time and improved container handling and storage facilities.The objective of the project is to provide approximation of throughput capacity across all operational nodes of the terminal through adjusting storage and handling capacity of facilities adjacent to the quay to the throughput capacity of the quay.Successful completion of the project will enable substantial growth in the throughput capacity of the terminal.Press Release, June 27, 2014last_img read more

20 10 19

first_imgHouston: The US and India have strengthened their ties in a number of key areas like defence, counter-terrorism, trade and energy over the years and would continue to take the cooperation to “new heights”, a top American diplomat has said. The US sees India as a strategic partner, “leading power” and what former prime minister (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee correctly called “natural allies” in the Indo-Pacific region, US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster said, describing the country as a potential regional trade hub for American businesses. Also Read – Merkel warns UK Brexit deal ‘unlikely’ without compromise: London “US-India relationship today is as broad, complex and rich in substance as any bilateral relationship in the world. It encompasses the entire spectrum of issues in international affairs,” Juster, who was the keynote speaker at the 20th annual gala of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH), said. Texas imported USD 3.6 billion worth of goods from India while exported USD 5.1 billion in goods to India, he said, adding the state accounts for over 15 per cent of all US exports to India. Also Read – India, China should jointly uphold peace and stability, resolve disputes through dialogues: Chinese ambassador The US fully appreciates India’s growing energy needs and look forward to helping meet those needs with US energy products, he said. “Indian companies are expanding business in the US and Texas has been a prime beneficiary. For example, JSW Steel is investing USD 500 million in nearby Baytown to refurbish and expand a steel plant. “Wipro and Infosys have opened technology centers in Texas and Mahindra’s headquarters is in Houston. These Indian investments create jobs in this country, provide quality products to our consumers and contribute to our economy,” Juster said, adding that the US-India strategic relationship is strong and on an upward trajectory. Juster said that four strategic challenges India may face over the next decade – managing the rise of China; dealing with terrorism; promoting economic growth and modernising the military. A number of US companies have reported “increasing difficulties” in conducting business in China. Accordingly, some companies are downgrading their operations there, while others are looking with great interest at alternative markets. “India can seize the strategic opportunity – through trade and investment – to become an alternative hub for the US business in the Indo-Pacific region,” he said. Mentioning the Sri Lanka and the Pulwama attacks, he said: “Recently the US and India convened a meeting in Washington DC of our Counterterrorism Joint Working Group, which sketched out next steps in our bilateral cooperation. We led efforts at the UN to successfully designate Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. “Eliminating the scourge of terrorism is a key challenge for a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and one on which we will continue to work closely with India,” Juster said. A major part of Juster’s speech was on ways to enhance economic and commercial relations. However, he did not mince words while underlining that the US is concerned about the persistent trade deficits with India. “US-India bilateral trade is over USD 140 billion, the increase in total trade in goods and services in 2018 was almost USD 16 billion,” he said. No country in the world has more advanced technology than the US and the STA-1 license exception opens the door for India to access that technology, he said. “There are frictions and frustrations on the trade and investment fronts like limited market access for certain US goods and services, high tariffs, restrictions on the free flow of data and an unpredictable regulatory environment for investors. “We are working with the Government of India to try to resolve these trade and investment issues, in order to fulfil the potential of our economic relationship and promote India’s long-term growth,” Juster said. Resolving these concern and eschewing protectionist policies will send a powerful signal to US stakeholders as well as investors around the world that India is a world-class destination for commercial activities and an alternative business hub to China, the ambassador said. “India is projected to spend as much as USD 150 billion on military modernisation over the next decade. India will find no better technology and defence partner than the US, should it decide to invest some of those resources in US equipment. “Over the last 20 years, India has procured top-of-the-line US military equipment… This has contributed to India’s military capabilities, while demonstrating the reliability of the US as a defence partner,” he said. Because of transparency associated with the US defense exports, there has never been any scandal associated with any of these procurements, he said. The US companies are also increasingly working with the Indian partners to manufacture defence equipment in India, which builds out India’s indigenous capabilities and projects a message of strength, the envoy said. “We look forward to working with the new Indian government as we plan for the next 2+2 ministerial this fall. As we work with India on security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, we will continue to emphasise our belief that the US offers the best and most advanced defence equipment in the world. “We also have the software and integrated networks needed for national defence. Our military-to-military cooperation and defence agreements with India, including the landmark COMCASA agreement, are increasing interoperability between our forces and ensuring that best-in-class US software and systems are available to India,” Juster added.last_img read more

17 10 19

first_imgOTTAWA — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s legal team is pointing to several discussions between the Crown and top government lawyers about “trial strategy” as proof of political interference in his case.Notes taken by the Crown about those talks with lawyers from the Privy Council Office, the department that supports the prime minister, were filed in court this morning as pre-trial hearings resumed on Norman’s breach-of-trust charge.Many of the notes were redacted on the basis they dealt with “trial strategy,” Crown prosecutor Barbara Mercier told Norman’s lawyers in an email also filed in court.Norman’s lawyer, Christine Mainville, told the court that the Crown should not be talking strategy with the Privy Council Office, which she described as the right hand to the Prime Minister’s Office.She says the discussions are more troubling than the allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office tried to intervene in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin.Crown prosecutors did not immediately respond, but asked Justice Heather Perkins-McVey for time to study the documents.Norman was suspended as the military’s second-in-command in January 2017 and charged last March with one count of breach of trust for allegedly leaking government secrets to a Quebec shipyard.He has denied any wrongdoing and his politically charged trial is scheduled to start in August.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

13 10 19

first_img“The museum is a gem of Tumbler Ridge.  It’s something people from all over the world come to see.”Our calls for comment from the District of Tumbler Ridge have not been returned.The Peace Region Paleontology Research Center and Museum opened in 2003.The March 12, 2018, District of Taylor Committee Meeting included a presentation from the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation. “Our goal and our desire and hope is the museum will reopen.  That we will find funding to provide the same amazing service to people and tourism possibilities.”The board decided in early March to let go all staff as current funding would only last them until the end of 2018 if they closed the museum.This letter was given to staff of the museum.Council and the Museum Board held a meeting on March 12 to discuss the grant-in-aid further, but as of now, the Museum remains closed.The board is now working to find alternative funding through grants or corporate donations.  Schembri says the Museum is a big part of Tumbler Ridge. During the meeting, Councillor Will Howe said,“We had a roundtable discussion where all of them were allowed to come down and explain how this works.  To me, that was the opportunity for the museum board to come down and explain to us why they need the two hundred thousand dollars. To me, until we get that done, I don’t fully understand it, and I’m not to spend the $200,000.”Here is video from the March 5, Council meeting where they discuss the grant-in-aid.In July of 2017, Councillor Caisley requested a notice of motion that said: “THAT the District of Tumbler Ridge informs the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation Council is suspending funding their institution through the Grant in Aid or Fee for Service Policy until conditions are met.”According to the Council on March 5, 2018, a letter was sent to the Museum Board in July 2017 asking for more information about their budget, and according to Council, the letter had not been answered.Jerrilyn Schembri, Vice President of the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, says as far as she knows, the board has complied with everything Council has asked of them.Schembri says the Museum has been idled.center_img TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, The Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre and Dinosaur Discovery Gallery has been closed for what the group hopes is only a short period.In March, the District of Tumbler Ridge denied the groups request for a grant-in-aid of $200,000.  On March 8, the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation gave notice to all the staff that the Museum would close do to the District of Tumbler Ridge denying their grant request.According to the video from March 5, 2018, Tumbler Ridge Council Meeting, Council had requested more information from the Museum Foundation, but the Museum at the time of the meeting had not replied.last_img read more

6 10 19

Forty-six businesses in Panama have signed on to form a network that seeks to incorporate principles upholding human rights, labour rights and environmental standards as outlined in the Global Compact initiative – a UN inter-agency initiative led by Mr. Annan.”Enterprises need to adapt their activities to support social development and the well being of the community,” said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Elizabeth Fong. UNDP is funding, for six months, the technical secretariat that supports the Global Compact Network-Panama.Ms. Fong noted that the initiative has already made progress, including recruiting more companies, holding provincial forums and launching an awareness campaign targeting the media. The network’s main challenge will be to promote a change in Panama’s business culture, she added.The Global Compact Network-Panama plans to complete several major projects this year, including Panama’s first study on corporate social responsibility and a partnership with the University of the Pacific in Lima, Peru, to incorporate the concept of corporate social responsibility in university curricula. read more

2 10 19

Ohio State junior wide receiver Parris Campbell (21) runs the ball while redshirt junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin blocks an Army defender in the fourth quarter of the 2017 OSU- Army game on Sep. 16. OSU won 38-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has two completed passes this season that have exceeded 31 yards.Neither were thrown beyond 10 yards down the field.Despite the deep ball being a point of emphasis for both the offense and head coach Urban Meyer heading into this season, Ohio State has yet to mold the deep aerial attack into its gameplan. But as long as short passes are picking up yards in bulk, the offense will take what it can get.And members of the offense believe bubble screen passes and short crossing routes can be the key to success against any team.“I think those plays can work against anybody, and I say that because I think we’re one of the best perimeter blocking receiver groups out there. That’s all it is,” wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said.But what is the key to making those short passes work?“You block good out there and it pops,” Dixon said. “A guy like [H-back Parris Campbell] touches the ball and you see what he can do. He’s quick. Give him the ball in space and lights out.”The longest pass of the season came on a short crossing route to Campbell two yards in front of the line of scrimmage that he took 74 yards for a touchdown in the season opener against Indiana. The second-longest came on a pass two yards behind the line of scrimmage to Campbell that the speedy wideout took 69 yards to the house in last Saturday’s game against UNLV.Beyond the receiver, the constant in both plays were blocks on the perimeters by wideouts that freed up a lane on the sideline for Campbell to explode. The first by redshirt junior Terry McLaurin and the second by sophomore Austin Mack.Blocking is not an easy mindset for receivers to get into, particularly those who are younger, Dixon said. But once those involved in the passing game are given a sense of the value placed on blocking in the offense, it becomes less of a chore and more of a glorified responsibility.“I mean I guess when you first come in, like you really don’t know the system as well, I guess. But you see a guy like [former Ohio State wideout] Evan Spencer out there, pouring it out every block. You realize like that’s a big part of what we do,” Dixon said. “Definitely gains you a lot of respect.”Sometimes, however, blocking can lead to penalties. If executed poorly, a receiver can be called for holding.This happened twice in Ohio State’s game against Army. Early in the game, Mack caught a pass for 17 yards that was brought back 10 yards by a holding call on McLaurin. Two drives later, Campbell took a handoff out of the backfield and carried it for a long touchdown, but it was brought back on a holding penalty on Mack.Ohio State redshirt junior H-back Parris Campbell races to the end zone for a touchdown that was called back due to a holding penalty during the second quarter of the Buckeyes’ game against Army. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Social Media Editor“I think the reason we had those holds against Army, it wasn’t a technique issue, it was more of an effort issue,” Campbell said. “When we block, we try to finish guys. You know, so we just take a lot of pride in that. So I think that’s where a lot of those holding issues come from. But, yeah so it’s not a technique issue, I think it’s an effort issue . . . You don’t need to put a guy on his back every single time.”The ability to block has become a crucial part of the offense, and Meyer said he expects it out of all his wide receivers.“We take great pride, whether we are or not is of opinion, but we expect to be the best blocking wide receivers in America, and there’s a group right there that go really hard downfield for each other and for other skill guys with the ball,” Meyer said in his press conference Monday.However, that blocking skill is not something that comes easily. To effectively block, a player needs more than just the skill and the mindset to block. That player also needs the size and strength to hold off the defender.Even after sophomore walk-on H-back C.J. Saunders caught six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown on Saturday against UNLV, he was far from securing playing time because of that size and inability to block. Standing at only 5-foot-11, 176 pounds, Saunders has a long way to go before he is ready to see regular playing time.“C.J., you can’t be a hood ornament. That means you’ve got to be able to block and be able to do all the things. We’ve had trouble before with the smaller guys. They can’t play,” Meyer said after the game Saturday. “And so his issue is can he get strong enough to play at this level because he’s got the shake. He’s got the hands. He’s got the courage. He’s got the go-to, will-to. But gotta get stronger.”For Ohio State, the ability to block and open up lanes for the receivers could be one of the most important keys to success for the offense moving forward. And even though the offense would like to connect on more deep passes, the players believe if they block well, the deep ball will eventually emerge as a weapon.“I think it makes people aware more like you’ve got to come up and attack that bubble hard because it’s like I said, once Parris touches it, it’s over, even K.J.,” Dixon said. “I think it would be big once we get to hitting [deep passes].” read more

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first_img Twitter Roman Reigns Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi ArabiaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list John Cena to appear on “TODAY” before return to RAWWhile making an appearance at the NBC upfront in New York City on Monday, John Cena revealed he would be making a live appearance on the “TODAY” show on May 30 before making his return to WWE television on the Memorial Day edition of Monday Night RAW later that night in Green Bay.Tag team match announced for RAW tonight in GreensboroWWE has announced The Usos w/ WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson w/ AJ Styles tonight live in Greensboro.Also slated to return to the show is Lilian Garcia.BREAKING: @WWEUsos w/ @WWERomanReigns battle #GallowsAndAnderson w/ @AJStylesOrg on #RAW! https://t.co/fl3xtGb7bn pic.twitter.com/gih14h84ub— WWE (@WWE) May 16, 2016 Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp John Oliver Takes On The WWE A.J. Styles Comments are closed. Facebook 1 COMMENT Google+ Daniel Bryan Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene Videos Articles WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Pinterest WWE Superstar John Cena announced as part of cast for Suicide Squad Sequel WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia May 16, 2016 at 7:42 pm b d Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman win the RAW Tag Team Championships uh… 3rd consecutive week we’ve seen this match, yes? Was Vince McMahon Reluctant To Let AJ Styles Join WWE?last_img read more

19 09 19
first_img Now Playing Up Next John Cena Says WWE Doesn`t Need Him Becky Lynch Becky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date Announced WhatsApp Vin Diesel and John Cena share ‘intense’ scene WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Now Playing Up Next Google+ Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Joseph Price RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img IGN has posted an article detailing the initial roster for WWE 2K19. Thus far, 75 superstars have been announced for the game. This list includes talent from both the main roster, as well as the NXT and NXT UK developmental brands.Notably this will be RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey’s WWE video game debut. Also worth noting, John Cena and The Undertaker were not part of the initial announcement, but expect them to be added in the near future.WWE stars Rusev, Lana and RAW Tag Team Champions The B Team revealed the list as apart of a new web series for IGN, which you may view here.The full list so far:Aleister BlackAdam ColeAkamAlexa BlissAlicia FoxAngelo DawkinsApollo CrewsBaron CorbinBayleyBianca BelairBig ShowBo DallasBobby FishBobby RoodeBraun StrowmanBray WyattBrock LesnarChad GableCurt HawkinsCurtis AxelDana BrookeDash WilderDean AmbroseDolph ZigglerDrew McIntyreEliasEmber MoonFandangoFinn BalorGoldustHeath SlaterJason JordanJinder MahalJohnny GarganoKairi SaneKassius OhnoKevin OwensKonnorKyle O’ReillyLanaLars SullivanLiv MorganMatt HardyMickie JamesMojo RawleyMontez FordNatalyaNia JaxNick MillerNo Way JoseOney LorcanOtis BogojevicPete DunneRezarRhynoRoderick StrongRoman ReignsRonda RouseyRuby RiottRusevSami ZaynSarah LoganSasha BanksScott DawsonSeth RollinsShane ThorneShayna BaszlerTitus O’NeilTriple HTucker KnightTyler BateTyler BreezeVelveteen DreamViktorZack RyderRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBecky Lynch `WWE 24` Documentary Premier Date AnnouncedVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Facebook John Cena Videos Articles Celebrity Shortlist: Top 3 Actors You Didn’t Know Could Raplast_img
6 09 19

first_imgBeijing : China’s experimental space lab Tiangong-2 is expected to leave orbit and re-enter the atmosphere on July 19, China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced on Saturday. Most of the spacecraft will be burnt up in the atmosphere, and a small amount of debris is expected to fall in the safe sea area in the South Pacific, CMSEO, which manages China’s human spaceflight endeavours, said. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Tiangong-2, an improved version of Tiangong-1, is China’s first space lab in real sense. It was launched on September 15, 2016 to test advanced life support and refueling and resupply capabilities via the crewed Shenzhou-11 and uncrewed Tianzhou-1 cargo missions, in preparation for constructing a large, modular space station in low Earth orbit. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us China plans to launch a permanent space station by 2022. The space lab has worked in orbit over 1,000 days, much longer than its two-year designed life. Comprising an experiment module and a resource module, Tiangong-2 has a total length of 10.4 metre, a largest diameter of 3.35 metre and a take-off weight of 8.6 tonnes. All the experiments in the space lab have been completed. The spacecraft and the instruments on it are functioning well, CMSEO said. Preparations for the controlled re-entry into atmosphere of Tiangong-2 are proceeding steadily as planned, it said.the thelast_img read more

2 09 19

first_img This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Share X Derek StokelyParty Politics hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon RottinghausOn this inaugural episode of Party Politics co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus bring you three hot topics in political news:Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) not working out, what are the repercussions?Supreme Court nomination Neil Gorsuch, will he/won’t he, make it?President Trump is not throwing out the first pitch for the opening of baseball seasonThen they drill down on the fight between President Trump and Congress, after the fallout of not being able to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Most importantly they tell you why you should care about that fallout. Don’t forget to check out our Texas centric episode of Party Politics too! Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.  00:00 /10:08 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listenlast_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgWASHINGTON — Scores of Washington-area residents got up early – very early – to walk to raise money to educate men about prostate cancer and to support prostate cancer research and outreach at the Howard University Cancer Center.Participants began at 6:30 a.m. at scenic Hains Point at the southern tip of East Potomac Park and walked 5 kilometers.The walk was sponsored by Union Temple Baptist Church, the NAACP D.C. Branch and other participating organizations.Dr. Carla Williams, interim director of the Howard University Cancer Center, which is located at Howard University Hospital, praised the sponsoring organizations and said the support is desperately needed.African-American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men and are new two and a half times more likely to die from the disease, she noted.“We will use this money to better understand the risk factors for prostate cancer and to understand the various types of prostate cancer,” Williams said.  “Some forms of the disease are very aggressive and some are less aggressive.”It is widely believed that a combination of genetics, lifestyle, nutritional habits and medical care may contribute to higher cancer rates and deaths.last_img read more

1 09 19

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — The FBI won’t take over an investigation into the homicide of a Baltimore city detective who was shot in the head the day before he was to testify before a federal grand jury about a group of indicted officers, the city’s top police official said Wednesday.Det. Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, was shot in the head while investigating a murder in West Baltimore, Nov. 15. He died from his injuries about 24 hours after the shooting. (Courtesy photo)FBI officials have seen no evidence to suggest Detective Sean Suiter’s death was “directly connected” to the federal corruption investigation, therefore FBI officials believed it would be “prudent” for the police to continue leading the inquiry, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said, quoting a letter he said he received from FBI Assistant Director Stephen Richardson.“That means that they believe that at this moment there’s no conspiracy to murder Sean Suiter by someone else involved in that ongoing case,” Davis told reporters.Rumors about Suiter’s Nov. 15 shooting went into overdrive last month when Davis confirmed that the acting U.S. attorney and FBI informed him the detective was gunned down the day before he was to testify in an ongoing federal investigation of a disbanded gun-recovery unit. Eight Baltimore officers have been indicted on charges they defrauded their department, falsified evidence and shook down citizens. The same week Suiter was shot, a Philadelphia officer became the ninth officer indicted in the investigation of Baltimore’s Gun Trace Task Force.Suiter was attacked while investigating a 2016 triple homicide with his partner in a high-crime neighborhood. Davis said Suiter approached a “suspicious” man in a vacant lot between row houses, leading to a violent confrontation in which he was shot with his own gun. His partner can be seen on private surveillance video taking cover across the street, according to Davis.For weeks, Davis has repeatedly said his department had no reason to believe Suiter’s death was connected to his pending testimony, but he also has stressed that investigators are not ruling out anything.He sent a formal request on Dec. 1 asking the FBI to take over the investigation. In his request to the FBI director, Davis said the investigation was “significantly complicated by the fact that he was to appear before a grand jury the following day.”On Wednesday, he told reporters that he took the “unusual step” of asking the FBI to lead the investigation “primarily because of the extraordinary circumstances associated with the death” of Suiter and because he knows that many people “think there is corruption involved in this.”“It was out of an abundance of caution. I wanted the credibility to be at its very highest level,” said Davis, adding that he has full confidence in his department and Baltimore has “the best detectives” anywhere.There have been no arrests, despite a $215,000 reward.Davis said there is “zero evidence” to support some speculation that the homicide detective staged a suicide. And he stressed that the FBI does not think that Suiter’s death “has anything to do with that pending testimony.”“If they did I have no doubt in my mind that the FBI would have taken this case,” he said, adding that “what we have left before us is a murder committed by a yet-to-be-unidentified perpetrator.”He emphasized that the Suiter investigation was an active investigation.FBI agents and other federal authorities have been assisting Baltimore police in the high-profile homicide investigation for weeks.Suiter’s widow, Nicole, also wanted the FBI to lead the investigation into her husband’s death, according to Davis and Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. Davis said she was aware of the FBI’s decision.___David McFadden on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dmcfaddlast_img read more