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first_imgA Class 10 girl was gang-raped allegedly by fellow students at a boarding school in Sahaspur in Dehradun district and the matter was kept under wraps by the school authorities for over two weeks, according to the police.Nine persons — four students accused of perpetrating the crime and five members of the school staff, including its director, principal and administrative officer — have been arrested, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said on Tuesday.The matter came to light on Monday, over a month after it took place on August 14, he said. The survivor first confided her ordeal to her elder sister when she realised that she might be pregnant.Threat to throw victim, sister out of schoolHer elder sister, who studies in the same school, drew the attention of the school authorities to the incident but instead of reporting the matter to the police, they tried to hush it up, Mr. Kumar said. They threatened to throw the two girls out of the school if they disclosed it to anyone. The school authorities are even accused of trying to abort her pregnancy, the police officer added.However, the elder sister later shared ithe information with a relative who informed the police about it. The arrested school staff are its director Lata Gupta, Principal Jitendra Sharma, administrative officer Deepak Malhotra, his wife Tanu Malhotra, and a maid named Manju.Police said that on August 14, the victim was taken to the backyard of the hostel by a classmate on the pretext that a teacher was calling her. When she reached there she found another classmate and two seniors waiting for her. They forcibly took her behind the bushes and raped her, the police said.last_img read more

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first_imgBoth The Prince and Prime Minister are long-term supporters of the use of Indian Traditional Sciences alongside conventional methods of medical treatment and were given a white Mala (rosary) the symbol of Indian Traditional Sciences to wear at the inauguration by Amarjeet S. Bhamra, Secretariat at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences.Read it at Asian Lite Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgBradley Wiggins became Britain’s most-decorated Olympian on Wednesday, winning the cycling time trial gold for his seventh medal overall. Wiggins overhauled legendary rower Steve Redgrave’s total of six medals as he beat stiff competition from German world champion Tony Martin to seal victory in 50 minutes, 39.54 seconds.The winning margin over Martin was 44 seconds.Britain’s Chris Froome grabbed the bronze, clocking 51 minutes 47 seconds.Defending Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland was unable to challenge for the podium, finishing fourth.Wiggins had done most of the damage by the 29 km mark, when he had a 22-second advantage over Martin.It is turning into a dream summer for the 32-year-old Wiggins, who last month became the first Briton to win the Tour de France yellow jersey.It is his fourth career Olympic gold, after taking the individual pursuit title in 2004 and 2008, and the team pursuit in Beijing.The other medals are one silver, in the 2004 team pursuit, and two bronze, in the 2004 madison and 2000 team pursuit.last_img read more

27 11 19

first_imgAjinkya RahaneDelighted to be on the Lord’s roll-of-honour after a gritty hundred on the opening day of the second Test, Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was a little nervous before his first Test at this celebrated ground.The batsman, though, said he calmed down on the morning of the match and that helped him register his second Test ton in his seventh match — both the tons coming in overseas conditions.”Every hundred is special, be it at Wellington or at Lord’s,” said Rahane, referring to his maiden Test ton that he scored against New Zealand earlier this year.”But yes this is special because I have done this at Lord’s. I was a little nervous last night because this is my first match at this ground. But I calmed down in the morning realising that all I need to do was bat patiently until I face 25-30 deliveries and then see how it will go,” he said.Put in to bat on a green-top wicket by England skipper Alastair Cook, India collapsed to 140 for six by tea, only to be rescued by Rahane’s 103. He was able supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who scored a valuable 36, besides putting on 90 runs for the eighth wicket. India ended the day on 290 for nine.”I was telling myself to play as close to the body as possible. After 25-35 runs, I started taking my chances. It was challenging and a completely different wicket. I had a good partnership with Bhuvneshwar. When he first came in to bat, I asked him if he was okay with me taking singles early in the over. And he said he was confident, so I trusted him,” said Rahane.advertisement”I also want to thank the top-order — (Murali) Vijay, (Cheteshwar) Pujara and (Virat) Kohli — they played through a crucial phase in tough conditions against the new ball, and watching them bat, I gained confidence,” he added.Asked if he has now gained expertise in batting with the tail-enders, the century-maker replied, “I have been watching videos of Michael Hussey who used to bat a lot with tail-enders. I have also learnt from Virat, who in Australia batted with the tail. Dhoni bhai too has batted a lot with the tail. So I am learning from them.”last_img read more

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first_imgTennis star Leander Paes’ long-pending matrimonial dispute with wife Rhea Pillai failed to reach an out-of-court settlement, after which the Supreme Court on Monday expressed readiness to adjudicate it.Both sides had prepared terms of agreement regarding a house, payment of maintenance and custody of the child but they could not achieve a common ground despite six sittings.Counsel for Pillai told the bench that she had asked Paes for a house but he was not agreeable to it. Both Paes and Pillai were present in the courtroom.PAES’ ARGUMENTSPaes’ lawyer said Pillai had already got a house from Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt (her former husband) and the tennis star was not ready for another such demand. “He (Paes) is not agreeable to anything. Niether does he want to give anything, nor does he want to pay money”, Pillai’s counsel said. To this, the bench said it cannot force the parties for settlement and the matter would now be heard on merit.”If both sides are not ready to settle it amongst themselves, then we have to consider many things. The problem is that we cannot force a settlement. It has to be voluntary. Let the matter now go before a new bench as we had been pushing for mediation and propriety demands new judges hear the matter”, a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Amitav Roy said.’RESOLVE ISSUE AMICABLY’On January 18 also the court had asked the couple who have been fighting a legal battle for three years over their matrimonial dispute to resolve the issue amicably and try for an out-of-court settlement and sent them for mediation.advertisement”Show sporting spirit in real life too”, the bench had told the couple during the last date of hearing.The pair is locked in a legal battle over maintenance and custody of their 11-year-old daughter since 2014, when Pillai had filed a case of domestic violence and harassment against Leander Paes and his father in a magistrate’s court in Mumbai.She had sought maintenance, but her plea was opposed by Paes who claimed that he was not married to Rhea and hence, she was not his wife.Also Read:Leander Paes and Ramkumar Ramanathan in finals of Tallahassee ChallengerMahesh Bhupathi-Leander Paes war gets uglier after India Today reveals text messagesAlso Watch:Never communicated to Leander Paes he was in the scheme of things for Davis Cup: Mahesh Bhupathi to India Todaylast_img read more

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first_imgATHENS – Panathinaikos’ hoopsters showed a rejuvenated spirit, beating Unicaja Malaga 69-60 on April 3 to assure itself of a making the playoffs of the Euroleague basketball tourney, which was won last year and in 2012 by its arch-rival in Greece, Olympiakos.The Greek team dominated from start-to-finish despite the relatively close score, showing it was not going to be denied a chance for a crack at taking back a title it won in 1996, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2011.The winners where cheered on by some 15,000 fans at the Olympia Sports Hall who roared from beginning to end. Panathinaikos led 33-28 at halftime but ran away to a 17-point lead, 60-43 behind a vise-like defense that strangled the Spanish team.Captain Dimitris Diamantidis had 13 points and Stephane Lasme another 10, as Panathinaikos had 11 players who scored.If in the last round of games Panathinaikos beats Olympiakos in Piraeus next week it will finish third, and if it loses it will probably end up fourth. In either case it will face one of Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow without home advantage in the best-of-five play-offs.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_imgATHENS (AP) — Rick Pitino is back in a final.However, the Greek team he’s coaching reached the final after their opponents walked out at halftime because of poor officiating.Greece’s government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during the Greek Cup semifinal game on Wednesday. The club forfeited the game in Athens after leaving while trailing 40-25.A spokesman for the team said he was “disgusted” with the quality of the refereeing.Giorgos Vassiliadis, the deputy minister for sport, described the game as a “blow to the sport” but said he couldn’t interfere with the referee selection process.Pitino tweeted after the incident, “Well, in 42 years of coaching, I thought I had seen it all.”Pitino’s Panathinaikos team will play in Sunday’s final against PAOK in Crete.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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first_img 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Best Fun Socks for Men to Spruce Up Your Footwear Game There’s nothing worse than donning a pair of your freshest kicks in the morning, stepping out the front door, and immediately getting mud all over your clean white toebox. That’s why Mr. Black Garment Essentials teamed up with Sneaker Freaker to provide you with the perfect package for keeping clean all winter, the Midnight Express Box Set. The package includes two different products, Cleaner and Refresh, as well as a stiff bristle brush for scrubbing away the rain and dirt of the holiday season. Use them all in conjunction with each other and you’ll have the cleanest kicks around.Mr Black’s Cleaner is powerful enough to take care of heavy scuffs and marks, bringing even your beat kicks back to like-new condition. They know that premium sneakers require a softer touch to protect the sensitive materials, so their cleaner is derived from plants for a deep clean that won’t discolor or damage your leather uppers.The other half of the Sneaker Freaker package, Mr. Black’s Refresh, is a specially designed odor and bacteria spray for keeping your kicks smelling and looking fresh once you’ve cleaned them. The specially designed antibacterial spray is made with eucalyptus oil for a naturally fresh and clean smell that doesn’t just mask your shoe odor, it eliminates it.The limited edition SNKR FRKR x Mr. Black package puts both amazing products into one box, with a special brush for scrubbing away scuffs and marks. In addition, you’ll get the latest edition of Sneaker Freaker magazine for some holiday reading while you clean your collection.We took some of Mr. Black’s Cleaners and Refresh to a few pairs of shoes, and were very impressed with the results.You can pick up the Midnight Express Box Set on the Sneaker Freaker website, but they were only produced in limited quantity, so if your kicks are dirty you should pick one up quickly before they run out. Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits 8 Pairs of Sneakers to Keep Clean and Crispy for Special Occasions Editors’ Recommendations 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Knowlast_img read more

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first_imgTORONTO – Jon Levy’s favourite playthings as a Toronto child growing up in the 1960s and 1970s included Lego blocks and fort-building kits — classics that still fly off the shelves of his Mastermind Toy stores today.“My true innovation in this business is being able to get inside my inner kid and determine whether it is something truly fun to play with,” said Levy, the chain’s co-founder, CEO and chief toy merchant.“Being able to explore that as an adult every day is quite an amazing occupation. And 90 per cent of the things I look at and interact with weren’t around when I was a kid.”Indeed, much about the toy retail landscape has changed since Levy and his brother Andy co-founded Mastermind Toys back in 1984.The latest evidence is the bankruptcy filing this week of big-box chain Toys “R” Us, and parallel proceedings by its Canadian subsidiary. It’s the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to struggle amid the rise of e-commerce and changing consumer preferences.And yet, Mastermind Toys is expanding its footprint across the country at the fastest pace in its history — aiming to grow from 56 stores to 60 by the end of the year, and 90 by the end of 2020.After that, the retailer will hone in on Quebec, where it has identified 18 to 20 potential stores.The chain’s focus on educational and specialty offerings that are harder to find at its bigger competitors — including Walmart, Amazon and Toys “R” US — has created a devoted following of Canadian parents.Mastermind Toys has carved out a nice, profitable niche within the toy business, according to retail analyst Bruce Winder, the co-founder and partner of Retail Advisors Network.“They differentiate by getting exclusive toys. And you can charge higher margins.”However, he added, Mastermind Toys may be moving too fast for a boutique toy store that is a small segment of the overall toy market in Canada — which topped $2 billion in 2016, according to the NPD Group.“There is only so much population in Canada,” Winder said.Quebec, where consumers prefer local brands and retailers must adhere to a different set of regulations, is “always a risk,” he added.“Having said that, I do think on the surface there is the same kind of niche there as in the rest of Canada.”The company’s president and chief operating officer Humphrey Kadaner hails from Quebec and says the province has historically been a stronger market for niche businesses and slower to warm up to mass-market or online retailers.“Conceptually, Quebec should be very receptive,” said Kadaner, adding the company is taking the time to research and prepare properly.Mastermind Toys started with a 300-square foot Toronto store focused on children’s educational software, but it hasn’t been a mom-and-pop shop for some time.In 2010, after 25 years as a wholly family-owned business, Birch Hill Private Equity made an undisclosed investment in Mastermind Toys. It’s now a majority stakeholder, said Levy, who along with his brother remain “substantially invested.”Birch Hill typically makes investments on a 10-year timeline, Kadaner said, and its current plans with the private equity firm take it through to 2020.Kadaner shrugs off the increased competition from the likes of online behemoth Amazon.Next year, Mastermind Toys aims to offer a so-called click-and-collect option for shoppers who want to order on the website and pick it up at the store — a service, Kadaner argues, that gives a physical retailer an advantage over a digital one like Amazon for those who “don’t want products sitting on their front step.”Levy says Mastermind Toys isn’t trying to compete on price with the likes of Amazon, but rather on “experience” by offering customers the ability to try out many products with the help of knowledgeable staff.“That’s absolutely very important, and not a priority at Amazon,” he said. “And if we have to fight on price, that’s a whole different platform. But that’s not where our business is premised.”Kadaner says, for now, Mastermind Toys has no plans to take on Amazon or Walmart on their home turf.“We really feel we’ve got more than enough to keep us busy in English Canada over the next two to three years. We know we have the opportunity in Quebec,” he said.“So, we have no imminent plans to enter the U.S. But of course we certainly haven’t excluded it.”last_img read more

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22 November 2008The representative of the United Nations-backed Middle East Quartet has added his voice today to the growing international concerns about the humanitarian situation inside the Gaza Strip and the recent renewed violence in Gaza and Israel. Tony Blair, the former United Kingdom prime minister, issued a statement saying he was “deeply concerned by the unfolding events” in Gaza, echoing a similar statement from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson yesterday.Israel’s closure of crossing points into Gaza this month following Palestinian rocket attacks has left the Strip, whose estimated 1.5 million inhabitants are largely dependent on outside aid, without access to many humanitarian supplies. The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has warned that the situation is deteriorating quickly.“The immediate reopening of Gaza for the regular entry of essential humanitarian and commercial goods, including fuel, food and medicines is vital, as are efforts by all parties to facilitate the travels of Gaza’s pilgrims to the Holy City of Mecca for this year’s Hajj season,” Mr. Blair said in his statement.He stressed that the truce on Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli military assaults, agreed upon in June, must be maintained as it has provided much-needed security for the residents of both southern Israel and Gaza.“The only lasting solution to the desperate situation in Gaza will require an end to terrorist attacks, continued restraint, and the opening of the crossings. I reiterate the Quartet’s previously stated call for the immediate resumption of stalled UN and other donor projects in Gaza, which will facilitate economic activity, reduce dependence on humanitarian assistance and restore links between Gaza and the West Bank. “I also reiterate the Quartet’s call for the immediate and unconditional release of Corporal [Gilad] Shalit,” Mr. Blair said, referring to the Israeli soldier captured by Palestinian militants in June 2006.The Quartet, whose members are the UN, the European Union, Russia and the United States, is spearheading international efforts to try to end the long-running Middle East conflict and lead to a solution where Israel and the Palestinians can live side by side in two States. read more

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McCauley and the other officials said that they will provide the necessary facilities and resources to uplift the standards of training for the troops. Convenient methods for the selection process was also discussed at the meeting.UN Advisor on Reconciliation and Development Ms. Gita Sabharwal, Additional Secretary (Defence) RMS Sarath Kumara, Deputy Military Liaison Officer Brigadier WANM Weerasinghe, Foreign Ministry official and senior officials of the Ministry of Defence were also present at the meeting. (Colombo Gazette) UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka Ms. Una McCauley and senior officials of the Ministry of Defence participated at the meeting. During the meeting, cordial discussion were held regarding training, selection process of contingent members, pre-deployment training in curriculum, languages, social/cultural background, and knowledge on human rights (Women’s and Children’s Rights), the Defence Ministry said. The United Nations  (UN) and Sri Lanka held discussions on the deployment of troops to Mali, the Defence Ministry said.The discussion on the military deployment of troops from Sri Lanka for UN peacekeeping operations in Mali and training of peacekeeping forces was held at the Defence Ministry yesterday. read more

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The report from the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) said that at about 8 p.m. the UN garrison outside of Bunia, near the Ugandan border, came under attack from a group of gunmen inside the town and from others outside it.”It is clear that the shots were aimed directly at the blue helmets of the MONUC,” the dispatch said, in what it called a “planned and synchronized” attack from guerrillas of the Patriotic Congolese Union (UPC), and from armed members of the Lendu tribe nearby.The UN brigade “vigorously responded to the military provocation,” MONUC said, in a firefight that lasted two hours. One UN soldier was lightly wounded and casualties on the other side were unknown.MONUC said Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for the DRC, William Lacy Swing, had contacted Congolese military commanders to report the incident.At a meeting Thursday with all the military groups, except the UPC, MONUC had called for a demilitarization of Bunia and a prohibition of all public demonstrations not authorized by the UN peacekeepers.The MONUC statement said the UN believes “such provocations and attacks are intolerable” and warned that it will take “all necessary measures” to ensure security in Bunia. read more

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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email H&R REIT to sell part-ownership in real estate holdings for $731 million TORONTO – H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:HR.UN) has agreed to sell part ownership in a portfolio of Canadian and U.S. industrial properties for $731 million.The buyers are an affiliate of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and affiliates of Crestpoint Real Estate Investments.A total of 101 properties are included in the transaction. The new partners will have a 50 per cent stake in the Canadian portfolio and 49.5 per cent interest in the U.S. portfolio.H&R will continue to manage the properties and receive fees for that service.Public Sector Pension Investment Board manages assets to fund retirement benefits for the federal public service, Canadian military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It had $99.5 billion of assets under management as of Sept. 30.Crestpoint Real Estate is part of the Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group, which manages about $55 billion of assets for its institutional and individual clients. by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2014 6:29 am MDT read more

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The British International Motor Show runs from 20-30 July 2006, at ExCeL London. http://www.britishmotorshow.co.uk/Full details on Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands can be found at:http://www.mercedes-benzworld.co.uk/Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) DaimlerChrysler UK has confirmed its presence at the British International Motor Show 2006. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Mercedes Car Group will be exhibiting at London’s ExCeL centre, giving show visitors a chance to see the very latest from the company. Dodge makes its first appearance at a UK show at the same time that is enters the UK market. The Daimler Motor Company was present at the first official Motor Show, held at the Crystal Palace in 1903. In 2004, both the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and Maybach luxury limousine made their public British show debuts at the Motor Show Live whilst in 2002 the company celebrated 35 years of high-performance AMG models. Wilfried Steffen, president and CEO of DaimlerChrysler UK, said, ‘The Motor Show has always been an important shop window for what’s new and exciting in the motor industry. We are proud to be present with our brands – giving thousands of visitors first-class access to DaimlerChrysler products and services. ‘We will be celebrating our forthcoming Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands development on the Mercedes Car Group stand,’ Mr Steffen added, ‘by showcasing what visitors to our incredible new facility can expect when it opens later in the year.’ Commenting on the UK show premiere of the legendary Dodge brand, Simon Elliott, managing director, Chrysler Group, explained, ‘The launch of Dodge is going to be the big news of 2006, and alongside Chrysler and Jeep brands the British Motor Show is a world-class platform for people to discover Dodge for themselves. The new Caliber family hatch and the awesome Ram SRT-10 pick-up truck will both appeal to a broad range of customers. It’s a new brand with the added benefit of an established, expert dealer network.’ Dermot Kelly, managing director, Mercedes Car Group added, ‘Mercedes-Benz has previously used the British exhibition in an innovative way, and this year’s show is no different. 2006 is an important year for the company, with significant model introductions and the opening of Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands. This means our stand will be even more eye-catching than before.’ read more

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PITTSBURGH — Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal on the final play to lift the Los Angeles Chargers to a 33-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.Badgley initially missed a 39-yard kick but Pittsburgh was called for offsides. Badgley’s ensuing 34-yard attempt was blocked, but the Steelers were again flagged jumping across the line of scrimmage before the snap. He drilled his third attempt at the game-winner, and the Chargers gleefully declined another Pittsburgh penalty.Philip Rivers completed 26 of 36 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns for Los Angeles (9-3). Keenan Allen caught 14 passes for 148 yards and a score and Justin Jackson ran for 63 yards and a touchdown in place of injured starter Melvin Gordon. Desmond King added a 73-yard punt return for a score as the Chargers erased a 16-point halftime deficit.Ben Roethlisberger threw for 281 yards and two scores for the Steelers (7-4-1), who have lost two straight and are now clinging to the AFC North lead over surging Baltimore. Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for a season-high 154 yards and a touchdown. James Conner added 60 yards rushing and two touchdowns before leaving in the fourth quarter with a leg injury.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLWill Graves, The Associated Press read more

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Members of the Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrate after scoring against LIU Brooklyn on Sept. 2, 2016. OSU won, 3-0. Credit: Jenna Leinasars | Multimedia EditorThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team upset arguably their most important opponent this season, No. 14 Kansas State on Saturday for a trip to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes eliminated the Wildcats in five-sets, 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 23-25 and 17-15. OSU secured their spot to play in Saturday’s second round by knocking off Missouri State in three sets on Friday, while the Wildcats swept Lipscomb, also on Friday. A pinch of sibling rivalry added to the competitiveness of the evening. OSU senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe looked through the net at her younger sister, freshman middle blocker Elle Sandbothe. Before the match, Taylor took to Twitter and expressed her excitement at the opportunity to play “her best friend.” The front row match-up would prove to be a factor during the entire match.The Buckeyes made their presence known from the beginning of the first set. A variety of hitters went to work, which resulted in an early 9-1 run for OSU. As Kansas State closed in on the OSU lead, the arena erupted, showing the home team support for the Wildcats. Sophomore setter Taylor Hughes wrangled in the final two kills of the set to give the Buckeyes the 1-0 advantage. OSU jumped out to an early lead again to start the second set, but the Wildcats weren’t letting the Buckeyes escape without putting up a fight. Kansas State battled to put the score within two points at 14-12, but OSU’s consistency and patience shone through to maintain control of the lead. Elle Sandbothe assisted on a major block for Kansas State, but it was immediately followed by a kill from her sister, Taylor. OSU held a narrow lead at 24-22, but sealed another set victory with a kill by sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold. After the second set, OSU was hitting .225 collectively, compared to Kansas State’s .056. However, it was the Wildcats who came out of the intermission with the momentum on their side. They held onto the lead for the first time in the match to begin the third set as the Buckeyes’ defense and serve reception began to unravel. OSU came back with aggressive swings and gained the lead for the first time in the third set at 15-14 before a back-and-forth battle ensued between the teams. The Wildcats focused on Taylor Sandbothe’s path and another block by her younger sister shifted the energy back to Kansas State. The Wildcats saw their first set point of the match, and the Buckeyes couldn’t counter back. Despite the Wildcat win, OSU still held the advantage 2-1 going into the fourth set. The Kansas State crowd made their voices heard to start the fourth set, cheering after every point that dropped on OSU’s side. The noise was egged on by the point-for-point play that characterized the entire set. When the dust cleared, it was again Kansas State who stole the set victory and forced a sudden-death final set. Errors are critical any five-set contest, and unforced errors by OSU allowed the Wildcats to take the two-point advantage 8-6 before switching sides of the court. The Buckeyes quickly changed their tone and after a handful of nail-biting final points, OSU claimed the crucial win to stay alive in the NCAA tournament. Junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer combined with Taylor Sandbothe for 36 kills. Sophomore setter Taylor Hughes finished with another triple-double to her name with 14 kills, 41 assists and 15 digs. The Buckeyes are off to the Sweet Sixteen to face Big Ten rival, the Wisconsin Badgers. read more

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first_imgIn the single largest order for vibrating screens secured from any mine in the past two years, Kwatani has shown its mettle by supplying some of the largest vibrating screens in Africa to a world leading open cast coal complex. According to Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin, the contract comprised 44 large screens boasting widths of up to 4.3 m.“Our equipment may be large and heavy, but each individual unit has been customised for its specific application, to efficiently handle the ore required,” says Schoepflin. “Moreover, the vibrating unit must be engineered to seamlessly fit into a new or existing building, and must operate in harmony with the rest of the processing plant.”Among the larger units in the order were two double-deck, run-of-mine screens measuring 3 m wide by 9 m long, as well as three 2.4 m by 6 m degradation screens which will be installed in the mine’s drum plant. Also being supplied are twenty three screens and three  vibrating pan feeders for the cyclone plant. There are sixteen drain and rinse screens in the contract, four of which are generously sized at 4.3 m by 7 m, driven by two large gearboxes which deliver a centrifugal force of over 460 kN each.“The successful handling of this magnitude of contract is a testament to Kwatani’s technical capability,” she says, “as we can handle these larger contracts while continuing to service all our other customers.”Schoepflin highlights the skills and passion of the company’s family of 160 employees, combined with its extensive and well-equipped manufacturing facility in Spartan near Johannesburg. “The vibrating screen comprises of thousands of different parts and components, each requiring precision engineering and a number of fabrication processes, which at the end are carefully assembled by dedicated staff,” she says.She adds that Kwatani is the only OEM of vibrating equipment to engineer, assemble and test its exciter gearboxes in-house and at full load on its fit-for-purpose test bench – ensuring that every gearbox performs optimally before dispatch to a customer.last_img read more

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Only five days left to the start of the Men’s U20 EURO 2014 in Austria. The 16 best teams will compete for the glory, but that will be also reserved for some individuals. Handball-Planet.com ask you who will be the first star of the tournament…  Loading … ← Previous Story CASE “GERMANY – QATAR 2015”: Icelanders demand answers from EHF and IHF Next Story → ASOBAL schedule released, some teams yet to fulfill requirements Who will be the first star of Men’s U20 EURO 2014 in Austria? Sander Sagosen Lasse Andersson Nemanja Mladenovic Tim Sutton Henrik Olsson Blaz Blagotinsek Nedim Remili Ignacio Plaza Filip Talevski Lukas Urban Norbert Gyene Nikola BilykView Results

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ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE ALL STAR TEAM 2015/2016 ← Previous Story Over 25.000 votes for ADRIATIC World Young Female Player 2015/2016 Next Story → Anna Vyakhireva is ADRIATIC World Young Female Handball Player 2015/2016! Here are the complete results of voting Contest for the ADRIATIC WORLD BEST YOUNG FEMALE PLAYER 2015/2016:ADRIATIC WORLD FEMALE YOUNG BEST 7 – 2015/2016:LEFT WING: Ana-Maria Tanasie (HCM Baia Mare – Romania)LEFT BACK: Djurdjina Jaukovic (ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica –Montenegro)PLAYMAKER: Daria Dmitrieva (Lada Togliati – Russia)RIGHT BACK: Luca Szekerczes ( FTC – Hungary)RIGHT WING: Anna Vyakhireva (Astrakhanochka – Russia)LINE PLAYER: Ema Ramusović (ŽRK Buducnost – Montenegro)GOALKEEPER: Blanka Biro (VAC – Hungary)ADRIATIC WORLD FEMALE YOUNG PLAYER 2015/2016 –Anna Vyakhireva (Astrakhanochka – Russia)ADRIATIC World YOUNG FEMALE GOALKEEPER 2015/2016?Blanka Biro (VAC – FTC – Hungary) 14Ljubica Nenezic (ZRK Buducnost – Montenegro) 10Dinah Eckerle (Thuringer HC – Germany) 9Hanna Eriksson (IK Savehof – Sweden) 4ADRIATIC World YOUNG FEMALE LEFT WING 2015/2016?Ana-Maria Tanasie (HCM Baia Mare – Romania) 15Dorina Korsos (Gyori Audi ETO KC – Hungary) 13Ivona Pavicevic (ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica – Montenegro) 8Sanja Radosavljevic (ŽRK Radnički Kragujevac – Serbia) 5ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE LEFT BACK 2015/2016?Djurdjina Jaukovic (ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica –Montenegro) 18Anne Mette Hansen (Kobenhavn Handbold – Denmark) 15Gabriela Perianu (HCM Baia Mare – Romania) 6Julia Eriksson (IK Savehof – Sweden) 5ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE PLAYMAKER 2015/2016?Daria Dmitrieva (Lada Togliati – Russia) 18Gabriella Toth (Gyori Audi ETO KC – Hungary) 14Xenia Smits (Metz Handball – Germany) 8Cristina Laslo (Alexandrion Cluj Napoca – Romania) 5ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE RIGHT BACK 2015/2016?Luca Szekerczes ( FTC – Hungary) 15Monika Kobylinska (Vistal Gdynia – Poland) 9Andjela Janjusevic (ŽRK Radnički KG – Serbia) 5Emma Ekenman-Fernis (IK Savehof – Sweden) 5ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE RIGHT WING 2015/2016?Anna Vyakhireva (Astrakhanochka – Russia) 25Viktoria Lukacs (FTC – Hungary) 12Sara Ristovska (ŽRK Vardar – Macedonia) 8Marie Prouvensier (Cercle Dijon – France) 5ADRIATIC WORLD YOUNG FEMALE LINE-PLAYER 2015/2016?Ema Ramusović (ŽRK Buducnost – Montenegro) 17Ainhoa Hernandez (BM Zuazo – Spain) 12Sara Trier Hald (TT Holstebro – Denmark) 6Vilde Ingeborg Johansen (Larvik HK – Norway) 5 read more

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first_imgOne man’s junk is another man’s treasure… especially on eBay, the popular online auctioning site which just played host to its own Christmas miracle.It started innocuously enough. An older seller named Bob bought himself a Rolex watch on the Kwajelien Atoll from a Navy Exchange store fifty-two years ago, and wore it almost every day for the next forty years. He eventually replaced that watch, and put the old one in storage, but coming upon it again one day, he decided to chuck it up on eBay with an opening price of $10.Once he put it online, Bob quickly forget about the watch… at least until the bids started smashing their way into his email box. What started as bemusement that a crummy old watch was generating an auction price of a few hundred bucks soon transitioned into astonishment as the price rose above $30,000.At that point, Bob was convinced something else had to be going on, so he called his son, who did some research and discovered that his watch was the rare “Bond” Rolex Submariner Ref 5510, the same watch Sean Connery’s Bond wore in Dr. No, Thunderball and Goldfinger.Bob didn’t have gold on his hands, but he had it on his wrist: the final selling price of the watch was $66,100, quite a pleasant surprise for the older gentleman pictured above boozing it up with no lesser personage than Christopher Reeves, aka Superman. Of course, the buyer ended up getting a deal, too: if not for Bob’s ignorance of just what kind of watch he’d been wearing for forty years, he could have gotten over $100,000 for it.Read more at Hodinkeelast_img read more