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first_imgzoom Tanker owner and operator Scorpio Tankers has taken delivery of five newbuilding vessels.An LR2 product tanker STI Rose was delivered from Daehan Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, which, upon delivery, began a voyage for 14 days at approximately USD 30,000 per day.The newbuild deliveries include two MR product tankers, STI Tribeca and STI Gramercy, delivered from SPP Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. of South Korea. Upon delivery, each vessel has been chartered out to up to 120 days at approximately USD 18,000 per day.Finally, South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard delivered two Handymax product tankers, STI Hammersmith and STI Rotherhithe. The Handymaxes began a time charter for up to 120 days at approximately USD 14,000 per day.Scorpio Tankers said it expects fourth quarter 2014 earnings per share to be within a range of USD 0.10 to 0.14 per share.This not including an aggregate write-down of USD 17.6 million, relating to the discontinuation of equity method accounting for its investment in Dorian LPG Ltd. as of October 29, 2014 and the designation of STI Harmony and STI Heritage as held for sale at December 31, 2014.Scorpio Tankers currently owns 62 tankers with an average age of 1.3 years, time charters-in 24 product tankers.The company has contracted for 19 newbuilding product tankers (nine MR and 10 LR2), five of which are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015, ten in the second quarter of 2015 and the remaining four vessels throughout 2016last_img read more

first_imgTrunk 3 in Lunenburg County is receiving an upgrade. About 5.6 kilometres of the road from Martin’s River Bridgewesterly to Mahone Bay town line will be repaved. “This is another substantial investment in the road network ofthe South Shore,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportationand Public Works. “Residents and travellers will benefit fromthese improvements for years to come.” Dexter Construction was awarded the contract, worth $662,000.Work is to be completed by Aug. 31. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices located in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

first_img streamlining the application process, including reducing the amount of information and steps to obtain approval for changes to entertainment helping to reduce wait times for new applicants adding a new class of special occasion licence to provide temporary extensions of licensed premises in a timely and cost effective manner. “We are pleased to see government taking action to reduce red tape for the industry,” said Luc Erjavec, vice president, Atlantic Canada, Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. “This is a good first step and we look forward to continuing to work with the province to address the issues facing businesses in Nova Scotia.” The amendments will reduce the administrative burden of the Utility and Review Board and provide better clarity about procedures and responsibilities. Changes that will save time and money for licensed establishments are now in effect. “Making it easier to do business in Nova Scotia is just one of the ways we are helping to create good jobs and grow the economy,” said Marilyn More, Minister of Labour and Workforce Development. “These regulations were developed following close consultation with stakeholder groups, as well as the Utility and Review Board, and benefit all parties involved.” The amendments to the liquor licensing regulations include:last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is venturing into Marathi cinema as a producer with Baba, has dedicated the film to his late father and veteran actor Sunil Dutt. Son of the famous actor, Sanjay Dutt on June 18 took to social media to share a poster of his first Marathi production. “Dedicating our first Marathi film Baba to the person who remained steadfast in my life through everything! Love you dad,” the 59-year-old actor captioned the poster in which a young boy is seen sitting on the rear passenger seat of his father’s bicycle, against the backdrop of a farm. The upcoming film features actors like Deepak Dobriyal, Nandita Dhuri Patkar and child artiste Aaryan Menghji in the pivotal roles, read a statement. The film is co-produced under Sanjay’s banner Sanjay S Dutt Productions, along with Blue Mustang Creations. Directed by filmmaker Raj R Gupta, Baba is scheduled for release on August 2, 2019.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: With Sonia Gandhi returning to the helm of the Congress, it appears that old guards are now breathing easy. The appointment of Sonia Gandhi as the party’s interim president has helped old guards from facing any conflict of interest with the worriers of Rahul Gandhi.As per political experts, the position of senior leaders like Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh, Ashok Gehlot, Harish Rawat, Gulam Nabi Azad, etc would become stronger in the party in comparison to their role in the party under Rahul’s tenure. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’When Rahul Gandhi had become party president, the Congress’ younger members had gained prominence instead of the trusted old lieutenants of the Gandhi family. “There were reports that Rahul had once proposed respectful ‘retirement’ of most of the party veterans when Gandhi scion was appealed to lead the party following his decision to quit the coveted post after facing unprecedented defeat in Lok Sabha polls. Since Sonia Gandhi has accepted the Congress Working Committee’s (CWCs) decision to be the interim chief of the party, it appears that she may not make any major changes in the grand party, which needs an overall revival,” the experts said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThough Sonia Gandhi’s selection as interim chief is a stopgap arrangement but challenges galore for her to make a balance between old guards and young leaders, who are the future of the party. “There was a buzz that Congress would get a non-Gandhi chief for the revival of the party. As Rahul Gandhi himself had made it very clear on several occasions that none of Gandhis would be the party head, so the selection of a family member shows that acceptability of non-Gandhi leaders in the party is beyond the imagination,” the experts said. As of now, there would be no change of guard in Madhya Pradesh or in any state, which is under the Congress rule. Notably, during the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections in 2018, the former party chief had zeroed in on Jyotiraditya Scindia for the post of the chief minister. However, Nath with the help from his ‘old friend’ Digvijaya Singh and support from Sonia Gandhi, set aside Scindia scion and took the charge.last_img read more

first_img24 will celebrate its 15th birthday in a few weeks, and Fox’s action thriller series has certainly existed in many forms in that time. The series, told in real time and starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer, ran for eight proper seasons on Fox, on top of a TV movie (24: Redemption) and a one-season revival series (24: Live Another Day) in 2014. The franchise will return next year with a reboot called 24: Legacy.Sutherland and Jack Bauer are not scheduled to be an on-screen part of 24: Legacy, as Corey Hawkins will play the lead in the new series, while Sutherland has a new network show of his own – ABC’s Designated Survivor, which stars the actor as a low-level cabinet member who becomes president of the United States after the rest of the line of succession is wiped out in a terrorist attack. The question remains as to whether we’ll ever see Sutherland as Jack Bauer again, and the actor addressed the issue in a new interview. Speaking with Adweek this week on the occasion of the new show, Sutherland said that he would only ever bring back Jack Bauer for a movie. And while he’s an executive producer of 24: Legacy and occasionally consults with the creators, there are no plans for him to make an appearance as Bauer on that show. “I know never to say that.” Sutherland explained. “It doesn’t mean that we can’t make the [long-in-the-works 24] film… It’s a character that I love until the day I die.” Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO (May 26, 2018) – CTV News and Bell Media Radio were honoured for outstanding achievements in electronic and digital journalism at the 2018 RTDNA National Conference Gala, held this evening in Toronto. Bell Media won a total of 15 awards at this evening’s event, bringing the tally of 2018 National and Regional RTDNA awards to 44.Among the many highlights, CTV Vancouver Island’s CTV NEWS AT SIX was recognized with the Bert Cannings Award for Best Small/Medium Market Television Newscast. CTV Regina’s INDIGENOUS CIRCLE won the Trina McQueen Award for Best National Television News Information Program. Canada’s most-watched documentary series, W5, took home the Trina McQueen Award for Best Network Television News Information Program, as well as the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award for the story “Electric Pow Wow.”CTV News was also honoured with two Charlie Edwards Awards for breaking news coverage: CTV News Channel for their coverage of the Québec City mosque shooting, and CTV Vancouver for their coverage of the B.C. forest fires. Advertisement “It is a tremendous honour to be recognized by the RTDNA for our ongoing commitment to excellence in journalism,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “My biggest congratulations to all of our journalists for the skill and dedication they display each and every day, keeping Canadians informed with trusted, credible reporting on all platforms.”The RTDNA also presented Bell Media journalists with a variety of top individual honours. The RTDNA’s prestigious President’s Award was presented to W5 Host and Managing Editor Kevin Newman for his accomplishments in bringing recognition and distinction to the field of electronic and digital journalism. CTV NATIONAL NEWS Weekend Anchor and W5 Reporter Sandie Rinaldo was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for exemplary service and continued excellence during the course of her career in journalism. NEWSTALK 1010 News Director Kym Geddes was honoured with the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the continuing success of RTDNA Canada.In radio, Montréal’s CJAD 800 won the Sam Ross Award for Best Opinion and Commentary. In sports, TSN took home two network awards for Feature Sports Reporting and Live Special Events.The following is a summary of Bell Media’s 2018 RTDNA Canada awards, including awards that were given out at the annual gala this evening:National and Network Awards (Awarded May 26, 2018 in Toronto)National TelevisionHugh Haugland Award – Excellence in VideoCTV Ottawa: Sweet Canadiana, The Untold Story of Oscar Peterson’s World Famous “Canadiana Suite”Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Small/Medium Market)CTV Regina: Harvesting Hope: The Brothers of the BursaryTrina McQueen Award – Best Television News Information ProgramCTV Regina: INDIGENOUS CIRCLECharlie Edwards Award – Breaking NewsCTV Vancouver: B.C. Forest FiresGord Sinclair Award – News-Live Special EventsCTV Vancouver: Election 2017Bert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Small/Medium Market)CTV Vancouver Island – CTV NEWS AT SIXFeature Sports Reporting AwardCTV Edmonton: Ryder SoccerNetwork TelevisionSam Ross Award – Opinion and CommentaryCTV News: Power of the PeopleDave Rogers Award – Short FeatureCTV News: James Sydney Battis at Vimy RidgeCharlie Edwards Award – Breaking NewsCTV News Channel: Québec City Mosque ShootingAdrienne Clarkson Award – DiversityW5: “Electric Pow Wow”Trina McQueen Award – Best Television News Information ProgramW5: “Jet Lagged,” “Mesh Misery”Feature Sports Reporting AwardTSN: Sound of ThunderSports: Live Special Events AwardTSN: 2017 Grey CupNational RadioSam Ross Award – Opinion and CommentaryCJAD 800: Andrew Let’s Talk StoryRegional Awards: Central Region (Awarded April 22, 2018, Toronto)Byron MacGregor Award – Radio Newscast (Small/Medium Market)AM800 CKLW: News, Major FloodingSam Ross Award – Opinion and CommentaryNews Talk Radio, CJAD 800: Andrew Let’s Talk StoryDave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Large Market)NEWSTALK1010: Debating Armed Cops in SchoolsCharlie Edwards Award – Breaking NewsCP24: BNR FireRon Laidlaw Award – Continuing CoverageCTV Montréal: Over the Line: Life Through the Eyes of Asylum SeekersDave Rogers Award – Long Feature (Small/Medium Market)CTV Northern Ontario: Life After the MilitaryDave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Small/Medium Market)CTV Windsor: Taking No Steps for Granted: Hunter’s StoryBert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Small/Medium Market)CTV Barrie: Highway 400 CrashBert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Large Market)CTV Ottawa: Live in the Flood Zone: CTV Ottawa SpecialHugh Haugland Award – Excellence in VideoCTV Ottawa: Sweet Canadiana, The Untold Story of Oscar Peterson’s World Famous “Canadiana Suite”Feature Sports Reporting AwardCTV Kitchener: On the Roster, Field of DreamsRegional Awards: Prairie Region (Awarded April 22, 2018, Regina)Gord Sinclair Award – News-Live Special EventsCTV Calgary: Civic Election 2017Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Small/Medium Market)CTV Regina: Harvesting Hope: The Brothers of the BursaryTrina McQueen Award – Best Television News Information ProgramCTV Regina: INDIGENOUS CIRCLEFeature Sports Reporting AwardCTV Edmonton: Ryder SoccerRegional Awards: BC Region (Awarded April 22, 2018, Vancouver)Digital Media Award (Small/Medium Market)CTV Vancouver Island: B.C. Election 2017Charlie Edwards Award – Breaking NewsCTV Vancouver: B.C. Forest FiresRon Laidlaw Award – Continuing CoverageCTV Vancouver Island: Parkinson’s DrugGord Sinclair Award – News-Live Special EventsCTV Vancouver: Election 2017Sam Ross Award – Opinion and CommentaryCTV Vancouver: Officer Down, The Last Word With Mike McCardellDave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Small/Medium Market)CTV Vancouver Island: Biggest Little FanDave Rogers Award – Short Feature (Large Market)CTV Vancouver: Keeper of the FlagBert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Small/Medium Market)CTV Vancouver Island – CTV NEWS AT SIXBert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Large Market)CTV Vancouver – CTV NEWS AT SIXHugh Haugland Award – Excellence in VideoCTV Vancouver: One-Handed ShooterFeature Sports Reporting AwardCTV Vancouver Island: The Long ShotsRegional Awards: Atlantic Region (Awarded April 22, 2018, Dartmouth)Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature (Small/Medium Market)CTV Atlantic: Mystery & Murder: The Last Public Execution in HalifaxTrina McQueen Award – Best Television News Information ProgramCTV Atlantic: Grand Adventure in Grand Pre: Celebrating a 400-Year FriendshipBert Cannings Award – Best Television Newscast (Small/Medium Market)CTV Atlantic: Battling the Blizzard: Weather Bomb Blankets the MaritimesSocial Media links Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Advertisement  @CTVNationalNews @CTVNews CTV News CTVAbout RTDNARTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions and ideas. The RTDNA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.About Bell Media RadioBell Media Radio is Canada’s top-ranked radio broadcaster, with 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, ÉNERGIE, CHUM FM, Rouge fm, and QMFM. Bell Media Radio stations are all part of iHeartRadio Canada, the company’s best-in-class customizable digital listening experience and live events brand. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.About CTV NewsCTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN Bloomberg, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNews.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNNBloomberg.ca, and are complemented by CTV News GO, CP24 GO, and BNN Bloomberg apps, and text-over-video product, ON THE GO, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada. Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Cst. William McKenna with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP has published a policing report which says that police responded to approximately 36 calls for service between May 18th and June 18th.Three check-stop roadblocks were conducted in an effort to deter impaired driving and enforce the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations.  42 written violations and warning tickets were issued to drivers in April. On May 20th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP, Fire and Rescue and Provincial ambulance services responded to an ATV accident neat Canyon Drive.  An ATV operator had crashed and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash and the patient was transported to the hospital for treatment. Operating a vessel without prescribed competency, failure to have proof of competency on board, or allowing a person without prescribed competency to operate a vessel, may result in a fine of $287.50 being issued. Boat operators must ensure they comply with all safety requirements and have all required safety equipment.  Non-compliance with Canada Shipping Act and Small Vessel Regulations may result in fines being issued to the operator. As always, impaired operation of a vessel is a Criminal Offence. Visit www.tc.gc.ca for complete information on all requirements related to licensing and safety equipment. Please boat responsibly. Licensing and RegistrationA Canadian pleasure craft may be licensed or registered. Pleasure Craft Licence If you operate or keep your boat mostly in Canada, and it is powered by one or more motors adding up to 7.5 kW (10 hp) or more, you must get it licensed, unless you register it. You must also license dinghies or tenders you carry aboard or tow behind a larger boat. Licence numbers need to be displayed in contrasting colour, as close to the bow as possible, on both sides of the vessel. A pleasure craft license is a free document giving your boat a unique license number that is valid for 10 years. The Pleasure Craft Licensing System allows Search and Rescue personnel to access information about your boat 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the event of an emergency. This could mean the difference between life and death! If your boat does not need a pleasure craft license, you can choose to get one for safety reasons. CLICK HERE or call 1-800-267-6687 for more info. Failure to license your vessel, failure to have a license on board, or allowing the unlicensed vessel to be operated by another, may result in a fine of $287.50 being issued. Proof of Competency Going out on the water requires basic boating safety knowledge and a good understanding of the “rules of the road” for Canadian waterways. That’s why everyone who operates a motorized pleasure craft must carry proof of competency on board. This includes all types of motorized boats, no matter their size or horsepower of the engine (this includes small boats with electric motors.) What are the Accepted Forms of Proof of Competency? Proof of competency can be any of the following:   a Pleasure Craft Operator Card;    proof of having passed a boating safety course in Canada before April 1, 1999;    a specified marine certificate; or    a completed rental boat safety checklist (good only for rental period). On May 29th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to the Peace River for a missing fisherman that had been swept away in quickly rising water.  Extensive searches by land, water and air were conducted for the missing person but unfortunately, the searches were unsuccessful. Boaters are asked to be vigilant while on the river and to contact RCMP. The file is still under investigation and further searches will be conducted. On June 2nd, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP responded to a theft from a local convenience store, where a female was seen stealing scratch tickets from behind the counter before leaving in a pick-up truck.  The truck and female were later located at another location in town and the female was arrested. The accused faces several Criminal Code and Motor Vehicle Act charges including Theft under $5000; Obstruct Police officer (x2); Assault Police Officer (x2); Uttering threat; Possess prohibited weapon; Possess property obtained by crime; Failing to comply with recognizance, and driving while prohibited MVA.  On June 12th, 2019, Hudson’s Hope RCMP were called to the Peace Canyon Dam by employees concerned about people actively fishing in waters close to the dam spillways.  The fishermen refused to leave the area after several attempts to get their attention with emergency horns. The fishermen were spoken with once returning to their vehicle and stated they were allowed to fish where they want based on Treaty 8 stipulations.  The fishermen were issued verbal warnings for trespassing. Hudson’s Hope RCMP wish to remind fisherman that concerns for personal safety supersede Treaty 8 stipulations in this context, and fishing is not permitted between the Peace Canyon Bridge and the dam. Water can be released from the dam without warning causing a serious danger to anyone along the shore and those trying to remove violators from the area.  Violators could be issued violation tickets for trespassing, and face Criminal Charges for Mischief for interfering with the Dam operations. Please adhere to the posted signs in the area. Anyone with information regarding current or past investigations can contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP directly at 250-783-5241 Anonymously you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit http://crimestoppersnebc.ca/  for advice on submitting tips online and to browse the area’s “most wanted” page.The following are Safe Boating Tips;last_img read more

first_imgUPDATE – This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a further date. We will provide that date once we are notified.CHETWYND, B.C. – CTV’s W5 out of Toronto will be hosting a town hall meeting on June 26 about the on-going Caribou Recovery Program.According to the Chamber, this meeting will be talking about the environmental, ecological, and economic impacts of B.C’.s draft agreements for the conservation of caribou. All residents, businesses, and organizations are being encouraged to attend to have their voices heard on this pressing issue.It is to note that on-site filming will be taking place for future broadcast purposes.The Town Hall Meeting on the Caribou Recovery Program will be taking place the evening of Wednesday, June 26 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Banquet Room at the Pomeroy Inn in Chetwynd.For more information, you can contact the Chetwynd Chamber of Commerce at 250-788-3345 or by email manager@chetwyndchamber.ca.last_img read more

by Jim Heintz, The Associated Press Posted Aug 6, 2014 9:17 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hit back hard against countries that have imposed sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, ordering trade cuts that an official said would include a ban on all imports of agricultural products from the United States.The full list of products to be banned or limited for up to one year is to be published Thursday. But the state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Alexei Alexeenko of Russia’s sanitary oversight agency as saying “from the USA, all products that are produced there and brought to Russia will be prohibited.”Alexeenko also was quoted as saying he thinks all fruits and vegetables from European Union countries will also be banned.The move follows the latest round of sanctions against Russia imposed by the EU last week, which for the first time targeted entire sectors of the Russian economy.The U.S. and the EU have accused Russia, which annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in March, of fomenting tensions in eastern Ukraine by supplying arms and expertise to a pro-Moscow insurgency, and have imposed asset freezes and loan bans on a score of individuals and companies.White House spokeswoman Laura Lucas Magnuson decried the move, saying “Retaliating against Western companies or countries will deepen Russia’s international isolation, causing further damage to its own economy.”Russia depends heavily on imported foodstuffs — most of it from the West — particularly in the largest and most prosperous cities such as Moscow. Food and agricultural imports from the U.S. amounted to $1.3 billion last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and in 2013 the EU’s agricultural exports to Russia totalled 11.8 billion euros ($15.8 billion).Putin’s order says the limits are being imposed “with the goal of guaranteeing the security of the Russian Federation” and calls for undertaking measures to guard against quick price hikes.The order appears to show that Russia, although increasingly suffering the effects of Western sanctions, is disinclined to back down on Ukraine. Russia denies allegations that it is supporting the Ukrainian rebels or supplying them with equipment and has rejected claims that its artillery has been firing from across the border.As tensions over Ukraine rise, a respected newspaper this week cited unnamed sources as saying Russia is considering closing its airspace to European carriers flying to Asia. The report sent the stocks of some airlines sharply lower.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday said he wouldn’t comment on “rumours” of airspace being closed, but said “our Western partners should think about their companies and their citizens,” the Interfax news agency reported.Russia last week banned the import of apples and some other fruits from Poland, saying this was because of sanitary concerns, but raising speculation that the move was in retaliation for Poland’s support of the Ukrainian authorities.__Josh Lederman and Mary Clare Jalonick in Washington contributed to this report. RIA Novosti quotes Russian official as saying Russia will block all US agricultural imports. read more

Then-junior linebacker Ryan Shazier (2) and then-redshirt-junior cornerback Bradley Roby (1) make a tackle during the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 7, 2013, in Indianapolis. OSU lost to Michigan State, 34-24. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAn emotional return of a former player awaits Ohio State fans attending the 2018 Spring Game on April 14.Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who has been recovering from a drastic spinal surgery after having a major injury in a game Dec. 4, will return to Columbus with Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins to serve as honor coaches for the scrimmage.“I’m thrilled and I can’t wait to see these two heroes back in Ohio Stadium,” Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said in a statement. “The respect and admiration I have for each of these young men is off the charts, and I am so proud for our program and for the Ohio State fans that these players want to come back and be a part of our spring game.”Shazier was injured in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and the injury left him unsure if he could continue his professional career. It also had been reported that he was unable to walk on his own and that he lost feeling in his legs for a time. The No. 15 overall pick in the 2014 draft, Shazier said he is expecting to return to the NFL.Before his injury, Shazier started 42 NFL games and totalled 299 tackles, including seven sacks and seven forced fumbles in four seasons. He also has picked off seven passes and recovered three fumbles. At Ohio State, he was a first-team All-American in his junior season — his final collegiate campaign — and finished with 315 total tackles, 15th-most in program history.Joining Shazier will be Jenkins, a two-time Super Bowl champion who won his second Super Bowl as a Philadelphia Eagle in February. Jenkins has played in the NFL for nine seasons after he was drafted 14th overall out of Ohio State in 2009 by New Orleans. He has made the Pro Bowl twice, and has become known for his social activism. Between his five seasons with the Saints and four with the Eagles, he has appeared in 135 games — started in 127 — with 695 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 16 interceptions, 12 forced fumbles and eight recovered.Jenkins was well recognized during his time at Ohio State, winning the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s top defensive back as a senior in 2008. He was a consensus first-team All-American in 2008 and was first-team All-Big Ten every year from 2006 to 2008. read more

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann calls out to referee after a blocking charge on the Buckeyes in the first half of the game against Penn State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Mar. 2 in Madison Square Garden. Ohio State lost 68-69. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State men’s basketball team will await its placement in the NCAA Tournament as the No. 17 team in the final Associated Press Top 25 Poll before the bracket is unveiled Sunday.The Buckeyes dropped four spots from No. 13 in last week’s poll after it fell 69-68 to Penn State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament on Friday. No. 7 Michigan won the tournament, beating No. 10 Purdue 75-66 on Sunday.No. 4 Michigan State is the only other team from the conference ranked inside the top 25.While the Big Ten tournament ended Sunday, no other Power Five conference has begun its respective tournament yet. The ACC tournament begins Tuesday, while the Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC tournaments all begin on Wednesday.Ohio State will not know where it is headed to play its next game until the bracket is released on Selection Sunday. In an early release of the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s bracket on Feb. 11, the Buckeyes were listed as a No. 4 seed in the east regional with Villanova as the No. 1 seed. No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Texas Tech rounded out the regional.The bracket was an early look at how the committee viewed the teams at the time and does not reflect how the final 68-team bracket will look Sunday. read more

It was a tale of two games.After the men’s hockey team dominated No. 10 Ferris State Friday night, it fell just short on Saturday.Special teams proved to be the difference for the Buckeyes on the weekend. On Friday, the Buckeyes came up with two power play goals, which proved to be necessary for the 5-3 victory.The Buckeyes never trailed in Friday’s contest, due in part to great goaltending from Cal Heeter, who made a career-high 46 saves.“I thought Cal played well,” coach John Markell said. “He faced 49 shots. He made some big saves when he needed to and got on some rebounds.”The script was flipped Saturday night, as it was the Bulldogs who took charge and struck first. Ferris State was able to kill four Buckeye power plays in the first period, and then wasted no time in scoring seven seconds into their own power play opportunity.After falling behind 2-0 at the beginning of the second period, the Buckeyes stormed back, scoring twice in 40 seconds to tie the game.“At that moment, we’re on the road and we’ve got a two-goal lead and it evaporates,” Ferris State coach Bob Daniels said. “Now it’s two to two. Momentum is completely in their favor and the building is rocking.”However, the momentum shift was short-lived as Ferris State added a third goal in the second period and headed into the second intermission leading 3-2.In the third period Kyle Reed ended the Buckeyes’ power play drought — the Buckeyes were previously 0-5 on the power play — with his second goal of the season.The game remained tied throughout regulation and overtime, leading to a shootout.The Buckeyes would eventually succumb to Ferris State on the fourth shooter.John Albert scored for the Buckeyes in their first attempt, but was the only player to mark for his squad. Ferris secured the shootout victory when the Bulldog’s Chad Billins slid the puck past goaltender Dustin Carlson.The Buckeyes finished just 1 for 9 on the power play after converting twice on four opportunities Friday.“[Zac] Dalpe had one on the power play that hit the cross bar, which would have been great to have,” center C.J. Severyn said. “But we were 1 for 9. We had our chances [but couldn’t convert].”The Buckeyes also allowed two power play goals Saturday after killing all of the Bulldogs’ power plays the night before. After the game, coach Markell was more upset with the number of penalties called than the goals surrendered.“There seemed to be some crazy calls that interrupted the flow of the game, I thought,” Markell said. “[The referees] didn’t let us play.”Markell was, however, pleased with the team’s play on the weekend.“I like the way our team is playing,” Markell said. “I like the effort. Our job is to take that on the road.” read more

Girlguiding said it had developed its policies in line with legal advice and organisations with experience of supporting transgender children and young people. It denied it had drawn up policies based on comments from “individuals or pressure groups”.Girlguiding said the law around transgender issues was “new and complex” and that it will continue to review its policies against the latest advice and guidance. Girlguiding has rejected criticism that its policy of including transgender members and leaders puts girls at risk.The organisation said that “simply being transgender does not make someone more of a safeguarding risk than any other person” after its inclusion of people who self-identify as female came under attack.In a joint statement, chief guide Amanda Medler and chief executive Ruth Marvel said much of the criticism had been “inaccurate, aggressive and counter to the values we hold dear” and they wanted to “set the record straight”.Earlier this month, two leaders had their membership withdrawn after they publicly objected to elements of Girlguiding’s equality and diversity policy.”In the last few days you may have seen that Girlguiding’s equality and diversity policy has been criticised in the media, with accusations that our inclusion of trans members puts girls at risk. It does not,” they said.The chiefs said they had tried to resist being drawn into the “highly politicised, emotive and often aggressive” debate around transgender inclusion and they stressed that Guildguiding is not a “transgender campaign group”.They added: “We are a young people’s organisation. Our focus has been, and will remain, providing our young members with opportunities to learn, grow and discover in a fun, safe, inclusive and legally compliant way.” In April, 224 current and former unit leaders, volunteers and parents signed an open letter saying the policy “compels units to accept boys who self-identify as girls for camping trips and other activities”.They said the policy “poses safeguarding risks, reinforces gender stereotypes and denies informed parental consent”.”A boy who identifies as a girl is still legally and physically male,” they said. “Trans inclusion, while laudable, must not sacrifice the safety, privacy or inclusion of girls.”Among the 12 leaders to sign the letter was Helen Watts, who led a Rainbows unit for girls aged five to seven in Ealing, west London.Along with another leader, she was expelled by the organisation after reportedly making further comments on social media.Ms Medler and Ms Marvel said: “Following a number of complaints about two individuals, an independent investigation concluded that both had breached our volunteer code of conduct and our social media policy because they did not and indicated that they were not willing to follow Girlguiding’s equality and diversity policy and actively encouraged others to do the same.”Video: Girlguiding launches recruitment drive campaign 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. read more

A pensioner killed two of his passengers when he parked his car in the fast lane of the M42 to ask a road worker for directions. James Davies, 71, was giving his partner Christine Evans, 53, and her friend Barbara Jones, 63, a lift to Birmingham Airport when he got lost having come across a diversion.He was driving on the northbound carriageway of the M42 attempting to reach Birmingham Airport at 3am on January 5 when he came across a diversion.Davies parked in the fast lane between junctions 9 and 10 near the Warwickshire village of Kingsbury – some 10 miles north of the airport – after spotting workers on the opposite carriageway which was closed for maintenance.He put on his hazard lights before clambering over the barriers on the central reservation to speak to Highways Agency worker Jake Ashmore, who was in his car.Three drivers managed to swerve past Davies’ Vauxhall Meriva before a white Mercedes Sprinter ploughed into it.His partner of 12 years Ms Evans and her friend, pub landlord Ms Jones, who were in the back seat, were killed instantly.Ms Jones’ partner Gareth Isaac, who was also in the car, escaped with minor injuries, as did the van driver.  Barbara Jones (left) and Christine Evans (right) On Tuesday, Davies, of Welshpool, Powys, admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed for two years and four months at Warwick Crown Court. Judge Anthony Potter said: “This was rightly described as a terrible tragedy, and it will affect all of those people, including you, for many years.”Although you had driven to Birmingham airport in the past, you were not particularly familiar with the M42, and when you encountered a diversion you became disorientated and you were heading north.”The southbound carriageway had been closed for some work to be done, and for reasons that are hard to fathom, having become lost, you decided to stop, not on the hard shoulder, but on the outside carriageway of the motorway.”The court heard Highways Agency worker Mr Ashmore watched in horror as Davies climbed over the central reservation and knocked on his window.Prosecutor Simon Davis said: “Mr Ashmore was immediately concerned, and ushered Mr Davies to the other side of the road, back towards his car, as quickly as he could.”It was obvious the defendant had parked in the fast lane of the northbound carriageway and crossed the central reservation and the closed southbound carriageway to the Highways vehicle.”Mr Ashmore, recognising the danger, ordered the defendant to move his car. He got out of his vehicle and took two to three steps towards the car with the defendant. Barbara Jones (left) and Christine Evans (right)Credit:SWNS 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. “But within two to three seconds he saw a white van collide with the rear of the defendant’s vehicle.”The court heard Davies had been parked for no less than a minute and 15 seconds before it was hit by a Mercedes Sprinter van, which was projected forward and rotated twice in the air before crashing to the ground.The judge told the court putting the hazard lights on was a “wholly inadequate warning” to the danger the car presented. “Leaving a stationary vehicle in the fast lane of a motorway is dangerous enough, but to leave it with three people inside it, whose lives were in your hands, is even worse,” the judge added. In mitigation, the judge took into consideration the close personal relationship Davies had with his partner of more than a decade. But the judge also pointed out that a “significant” aggravating factor was that his driving caused the death of two people. The court heard that while Davies was subject to an interim driving ban he was caught behind the wheel teaching someone to drive.Jemma Gordon, defending, said: “Mr Davies finds himself before the court for the first time in his life in the most tragic of circumstances. A momentary decision affects those around us, and sometimes those effects are catastrophic.” read more

first_imgEgo Leonard’s got a pretty good life, from the sound of things. He’s toured around Europe and England. He’s beloved by the ladies. He’s an internationally recognized member of the arts community. And he’s a giant Lego mini-fig.Earlier this week, he rode the tide to shore in south Florida, winding up on the sandy beaches of Siesta Key Village. This time around, he was sporting the same “No Real Than You Are” shirt that he wore to Dance Valley 2007, a massive outdoor music festival that’s entering its 18th year in Holland.Ego Leonard at Dance Valley with some fansThere was a slight change, however, with Ego Leonard swapping Ruud van Nistelrooy’s number 9 for Nigel De Jong’s number 8 (they could just as easily be others’ numbers or even totally random, but I’m guessing the artist behind Ego Leonard is at least a fan of Dutch football).Leonard’s works of art are available for purchase online, if you’re keen on Lego-inspired art and have plenty of mad money to throw around. His paintings typically sell in the three to five thousand Euro range.So why, exactly, is an eight-foot-tall mini-fig floating around in the ocean anyway? Ego Leonard is obviously a guy with a zest for life and an affinity for mixing his world of imagination with the real world. Apart from generating loads of publicity for his paintings, setting huge Lego men off on fantastic voyages in a sure-fire way to crank the fun dial up to eleven and share the good times with strangers around the globe.Ego Leonard via Boing Boing [header image by Jeff Hindman]last_img read more

first_img As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: No Comments The Explainer: What exactly happened with Brexit last Wednesday night? That’s what we examined in our latest episode of The Explainer. Sunday 14 Apr 2019, 7:00 PM https://jrnl.ie/4589291 By Aoife Barry Source: The Explainer/SoundCloudFind a full list of where the podcast is available here.Ideas, thoughts, or feedback? Email podcasts@thejournal.ie This episode was put together by presenter Sinéad O’Carroll, executive producer and guest Christine Bohan, producer Aoife Barry, assistant producer/technical operator Nicky Ryan and contributing reporter Gráinne Ní Aodha. Design by Palash Somani.  Written by Nicky Ryan and posted on TheJournal.ie LAST FRIDAY WAS supposed to be ‘Brexit day’. But as with everything in the long-running Brexit saga, it wasn’t that simple.Instead, the United Kingdom and European Union agreed a flexible Brexit extension until 31 October following marathon talks in Brussels. It was a move that, curiously, didn’t feel as urgent as previous decisions with Brexit. Perhaps fatigue was setting in.But a big decision it was – the flextension gives UK Prime Minister Theresa May extra wiggle room to get her Brexit deal over the line. It means that she now has until Halloween to get her MPs to agree to the withdrawal deal. But it also means that the UK might have to start preparing to take part in the European elections.Confused? Want to understand what’s going on? Well our latest episode of The Explainer podcast is for you.In this episode, presenter Sinéad O’Carroll is joined by TheJournal.ie‘s Gráinne Ní Aodha and Christine Bohan as well as executive director of European Movement Ireland Noelle O’Connell to look at exactly what is happening with Brexit now, and what it means for Ireland and the upcoming European elections.Listen via Soundcloud below or tap the buttons to listen on iOS or Android. Apr 11th 2019, 4:19 PM 7,845 Views Listen on Android Listen on iPhone/iPad Short URL Share8 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgMelbourne University’s annual Classics Summer School is an opportunity for anyone to learn a little about the society, myths, art, architecture, literature and philosophy of the ancient world. Classes are small, relaxed and fun. The courses are taught by university staff, using university facilities, and are open to anyone. Participants typically include members of the general public, high school teachers, professionals and secondary/tertiary students. This summer, four courses will be offered: Cities of the Greek and Roman world Aristotle’s human flourishing project Love and relationships in Ancient Greece An introduction to classical mythology All classes will take place at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, between 9 and 13 January 2012. More details, including an enrolment form, are available from www.classics-archaeology.unimelb.edu.au or e-mail Christopher Gribbin at cgribbin@unimelb.edu.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgZagg ZAGGkeys FLEX: un clavier bluetooth pour smartphones et tablettesZagg a conçu un clavier Bluetooth qui peut être utilisé avec les tablettes et smartphones : le ZAGGkeys FLEX. L’entreprise américaine Zagg continue de proposer des produits toujours plus innovants les uns que les autres. L’une des dernières créations de la marque pourrait bien changer notre quotidien puisqu’il s’agit d’un clavier Bluetooth pour smartphones et tablettes.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ? L’avènement du tactile rend les claviers physiques obsolètes et encombrants. Pourtant, nous sommes nombreux à être plus à l’aise sur les touches des claviers, avec une course de touches minimum. Le ZAGGkeys FLEX arrive donc à point nommer pour compléter les tablettes. Cet accessoire se présente comme un clavier résistant et léger compatible avec iOS et Android. il ont conçu pour que son utilisateur soit à l’aise et dispose d’un espace entre les touches optimal. Quel que soit l’appareil utilisé, le clavier pourra se rendre utile d’autant plus qu’il est transportable très facilement et se referme avec un couvercle. L’autonomie annoncée de l’appareil serait de deux mois. Le ZAGGkeys FLEX coûte 79,99 dollars, soit un peu moins de 60 euros.Le 13 novembre 2011 à 11:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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first_img Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte For more Smackdown Live videos, visit WWE’s official YouTube channel.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayUnmuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenThis 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. WWE posted the following video highlights after tonight’s Smackdown Live in Atlanta. Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Twitter Google+last_img read more