Star kids have a burden to succeed: Jackie Shroff

first_imgMumbai, Apr 2 (PTI) Actor Jackie Shroff says it is not easy being a star kid as they are under constant scrutiny and pressure to outdo the work of their parents.Jackie, whose son Tiger is also in films, believes the biggest challenge for star kids is to come out of their familys shadow and make an identity for themselves.”They have a burden in their heads, of their father, mother, family. They have the pressure to succeed. Star kids have to come out of the shadow of their fathers, be it me, Bachchan sir (Amitabh Bachchan), Dharmendra, Vinod sir (Vinod Khanna). There are so many people watching you, have expectations from you,” Jackie told PTI.”It isnt easy being a star kid that way when you have to tackle all the pressure and still make your mark. Its (acting) in the genes, if they have it they will use it and make wonders for themselves. Nobody can take away your talent,” he adds.The actor says though he is a celebrity, his son Tiger never grew up like a “star kid” and was always grounded and humble.”As a kid, he was lovely. He was on his own, never bothered about anything else but his sports and friends. When I first saw him in the incubator, he had a smile on his face. Usually kids cry but he was smiling. I still remember that moment. He is still the same and I like it,” Jackie says.The 60-year-old actor has recently featured in a short film titled “Khujli” which also stars Neena Gupta. The 15-minute film, produced by Terribly Tiny Talkies, narrates the story of a middle aged couple who try to rekindle their sex life.advertisement”I was laughing when the script came to me. The way director, Sonam Nair, narrated it to me I had a hearty laugh. I just couldnt say no. The script took me inside. It isnt really a sex comedy, by the general standard. There is a message in their too conveyed with grace.”Jackie says over the years, the emotion of love has remained the same but the process of expressing it has undergone a huge change.”Definition of love may not have changed but this generation definitely has no time. All the emotions stay the same but timing is a problem. Everything has been squeezed into the digital medium.”There is no time for looking into the eyes. The love in the old days had a certain grace, quintessential feel to it. Now everybody is busy in their phones,” he adds. PTI JUR NRB SHDlast_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham midfielder Obiang content with supporting role

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Obiang content with supporting roleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang is content with his current supporting role.The 26-year-old has found it hard to break into Manuel Pellegrini’s starting line-up, with both Declan Rice and Mark Noble thriving in central midfield.”In this sport you have to have 20, 23 players all ready to help the squad,” Obiang toldStandard Sport.”I don’t feel pressure from Mark and Declan, I feel happy! It’s always better when we win than when we lose. I prefer that they keep playing well and make me try to train better and improve.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Pochettino unsure of Bale bid

first_imgMauricio Pochettino does not know if Tottenham have made a bid to sign their former player Gareth Bale from Real Madrid.Zinedine Zidane revealed on Sunday that Madrid are working on selling the Wales international after omitting him from the squad that lost to Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup (ICC) on Saturday.Zidane seemed to indicate the club were in negotiations with a particular club, saying: “We are working on his transfer to a new team.” Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Newspaper reports on Sunday have suggested that Paris Saint-Germain are interested in a swap deal involving Neymar, while Pochettino – speaking after his side’s 3-2 ICC win over Juventus – refused to rule out if his chairman Daniel Levy has tabled an offer for the 30-year-old.”I saw the reports in the media but I don’t know which club is trying to sign him,” he told reporters.”I don’t have any information from my chairman; I don’t know if it’s us or another club. It’s the job of my chairman.”Harry Kane struck a sensational stoppage-time winner from the halfway line as Pochettino’s side opened up their pre-season campaign with a win over Juve in Singapore.Whether any deal for Bale is in the pipeline or not, Spurs fans were treated to a fine assist from their marquee summer signing Tanguy Ndombele, who came off the bench. He intercepted a loose ball high up the pitch before playing through a fine pass for Lucas Moura to slam a shot into the net.Tottenham face Real Madrid in a week’s time – though Bale is clearly unlikely to feature – with games against Manchester United and Inter Milan making up the rest of their pre-season schedule.They get their new Premier League campaign underway with a home fixture against newly-promoted Aston Villa, who themselves have been extremely busy in the transfer window so far.By contrast, Ndombele is the only signing Spurs have made who is likely to play in that fixture, with winger Jack Clarke immediately loaned back to Leeds United following his move.Right-back Kieran Trippier has been sold to Atletico Madrid while left-back Danny Rose is also expected to leave the club in the coming weeks.last_img read more

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QB Tate Martell Reportedly Taking A Major Transfer Visit Today

first_imgtate martell holds a football during a campCORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is reportedly taking another major transfer visit today.The Buckeyes’ rising sophomore QB, who’s entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal, visited West Virginia on Sunday.Martell posted a photo of Morgantown, West Virginia on his Instagram Story on Sunday morning. He reportedly met with the Mountaineers’ staff later in the day.Another transfer visit is reportedly taking place today.247Sports reports that Martell will be visiting Miami.The Hurricanes are one of three programs in contention to land Martell.247Sports has learned that Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell is looking at Louisville, Miami and West Virginia as potential transfer destinations.Martell is expected to visit all three this week beginning with West Virginia on Sunday. Per Eersports insider Chris Anderson, Martell will head to Miami on Monday. 247Sports has been told the Louisville visit will be Wednesday and Thursday.Martell had previously said that he wouldn’t be transferring from Ohio State, but his plans appeared to change with the arrival of Justin Fields.Fields is expected to be granted immediate eligibility at Ohio State and most believe the former Georgia five-star QB will start behind center.Martell will reportedly be pursuing a waiver from the NCAA so he can play in 2019, though it’s unclear if that will be granted.last_img read more

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Honor View 20 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to know

first_imgHonor View 20 launched: Key specs, features, India price and everything you need to knowThe Honor View 20 will look to take on the OnePlus 6T in the premium mid-range segment. Here’s what you need to know about the new Honor flagship.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 14:02 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe View 20 offers a bunch of new and unique features apart from the display hole.It is also the first phone in the world to offer a 48MP camera.The View 20 will go on sale on Amazon India and Honor’s website starting Wednesday, January 30 at 12pm.After the Honor 10 Lite, Honor has launched its next major smartphone in India in the very first month of 2019. This time, it’s the Honor View 20 flagship smartphone which recently saw its global launch in Paris. This is an important flagship from Honor as it is the company’s first phone to sport a hole punch display, which is all set to go mainstream this year.The View 20 offers a bunch of new and unique features apart from the display hole. It is also the first phone in the world to offer a 48MP camera. The View 20 touts a large battery and a unique glass back design, among other things. The View 20 will look to take on the OnePlus 6T in the premium mid-range segment. Here’s what you need to know about the new Honor flagship.Honor View 20 specificationsDisplay: The Honor View 20 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2310×1080) AllView display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratioProcessor: It gets an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset which is based on a 7nm process and comes with Dual NPU and GPU Turbo 2.0RAM: The phone is offered with 6GB and 8GB of RAMInternal storage: The 6GB RAM variant will come with 128GB of internal storage, while the 8GB RAM version comes with 256GB of inbuilt storageRear camera: The Honor View 20 comes with 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) cameraFront camera: The View 20 sports a 25MP selfie snapper housed in the display holeBattery: The Honor View 20 houses a 4,000mAh battery with support for fast chargingadvertisementSoftware: It ships with Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top.Honor View 20 features– The Honor View 20 is the company’s first smartphone with a display hole. Like the Infinity-O display on the Galaxy A8s, the All-View display on the View 20 gets a small, circular cutout on the top left corner to house the selfie camera. This means the View 20 does not come with a notch of any kind. The hole measures 4.5mm in diameter and Honor has design the UI to utilise the display hole in intuitive ways.– The company has also given the View 20 a unique design on the back. The glass panel comes with a unique chevron finish with V-shaped pattern that shimmers and runs down the back. This has been accomplished through nano laser coating process and the intensity of it varies depending on how light hits the surface. — Apart from the punch hole display, the View 20 also highlights a 48MP rear camera with AI support. Honor has used a Sony IMX586 CMOS sensor that will use pixel binning technology to merge four 0.8 micron pixels into one to offer a large 1.6 micron pixels.The Kirin 980 chipset will offer a 48MP AI HDR mode to offer high definition images. There is a secondary ToF (Time of Flight) camera on board that can be used to obtain depth information.– The camera is also heavily backed by AI and is capable of recognising over 30 categories. The View 20 also gets a 25MP front-facing camera housed in the punch hole on the display. The flagship also offers a TOF (Time of Flight) camera on the back which is used for 3D depth sensing.– Powering the Honor View 20 is an octa-core Kirin 980 chipset with Dual NPU. This is the same chipset that powers the Huawei Mate 20 Pro as well. The Kirin 980 is Huawei’s first 7nm-based processor that offers a significant bump in performance and improved power efficiency compared to its predecessor. The Dual NPU offers advanced AI and machine learning computation as well as GPU Turbo 2.0 which reduces jitter rate and lag while playing games.Honor View 20 price in India and availabilityThe View 20 has a starting price of Rs 37,999 the 6GB + 128GB configuration. There is a higher variant as well with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage which has been priced at Rs 45,999. The View 20 will go on sale on Amazon India and Honor’s website starting Wednesday, January 30 at 12pm. The flagship will also be available offline via Reliance Digital in February. Customers who have pre-booked the View 20 by paying Rs 1,000 will also get a free pair of Honor Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999.ALSO READ | Honor View 20 brings a punch-hole display, 48MP camera at Rs 37,999: Specs, India launch detailsALSO READ | Honor View 20 quick review: A hole new experienceGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySneha Saha Tags :Follow HonorFollow Honor View 20 Nextlast_img read more

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Kylian Mbappe hints at move away from PSG

first_img Associated Press ParisMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 13:09 IST Mbappe with 32 league goals this season, became the fisrt french player to reach that tally since 1966 (REUTERS)HIGHLIGHTSKylian Mbappe succeeded Neymar as the league’s best playerMbappe with 32 league goals this season, became the first French player to reach that tally since 1966Mbappe was also named the young player of the season for the third straight year Kylian Mbappe has opened the door for a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.Just after receiving the award for the French league’s player of the season, the 20-year-old World Cup winner said he wants more responsibility, either at PSG or “elsewhere with a new project.”Mbappe, who joined from Monaco in 2017 for 180 million euros, had never speculated before on a possible transfer away from the French champions.”I feel it may be the right time to take more responsibilities,” Mbappe said after succeeding Neymar as the league’s best player. “Hopefully it will be at Paris Saint-Germain, it would be with a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere, with a new project.”After winning the World Cup in Russia, Mbappe followed up with 32 league goals this season, becoming the first French player to reach at least that tally since 1966.Mbappe has been linked with a possible move to Real Madrid, where Zinedine Zidane returned as coach earlier this season.PSG sealed a sixth French league title in seven years but failed to defend its French Cup and French League Cup crowns this season. PSG was eliminated in the Champions League last 16 for the third straight year.Mbappe was also named the young player of the season for the third straight year.After leading Lille to a second-place finish, Christophe Galtier won the coach of the year award.Also Read | La Liga: Lionel Messi increases goal haul as Barcelona draw with EibarAlso Read | La Liga: Real Madrid end campaign with 12th league defeatAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Kylian MbappeFollow PSGFollow Christophe GaltierFollow French League Cup Kylian Mbappe hints at move away from PSGAfter receiving the ‘French league’s Player of the season’ award, Kylian Mbappe is looking for more responsibility either at PSG or “elsewhere with a new project.”advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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University Education Continues to Be a Good Investment Says Report

first_imgMaritime university graduates continue to land better jobs and earn higher pay, says a new report released today, May 18, by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. Five years after graduation, 73 per cent of the graduates from the class of 1999 had jobs requiring a university education and/or were classified as management, and they earned 25 per cent more than all working Canadians, says the report. Five Years On: A Survey of Class of 1999 Maritime University Graduates tracks the outcomes of the same graduates at two and five years after graduation, and explores the transition between education and the work force, as well as student debt, and mobility. It finds that the graduates’ transition into the labour market depended to a large extent on the kind of program that was completed. Graduates of applied arts and sciences and professional programs — whose education focussed on a specific job or profession — experienced initial and sustained success in the labour market. Many liberal arts and sciences graduates, however, faced initial challenges finding their “fit” in the labour market. “A liberal arts and sciences education provides generic skills that graduates can apply across many fields,” said Léandre Desjardins, acting chief executive officer of the commission. “Many do find that they have to go back to further study to increase their employability. For others, pursuing an advanced degree would have always been their ultimate goal.” The report said that further education is a key part of the transition to the work force for most graduates, even those from applied or professional programs. In fact, 72 per cent of those who completed their first degree in 1999 had returned to pursue further studies by 2004. And with further education comes greater debts. Seventy-three per cent of the graduates had borrowed to finance either their 1999 degrees or some subsequent education, up 13 per cent from the 60 per cent who had borrowed in 1999. Average borrowing for education reached $28,078 by 2004, representing an average increase of almost $7,000 from 1999. The report also showed graduates are successful in paying their debts; in the five years since graduating, they had reduced their debt by 53 per cent. Sam Scully, chair of the advisory committee on information and analysis which oversaw the project, said the report shows that half of all graduates who completed their first university degree in 1999 carried no student-related debts five years later. The report also examines graduate mobility patterns in some detail. It shows that the Maritime region retained 81 per cent of its 1999 university graduates in 2004, down six per cent from 2001. It finds that most graduates who left the region did so primarily for employment-related reasons. The 2004 survey of the class of 1999 Maritime university graduates is the fifth in the commission’s ongoing graduate survey program. It is available on the commission website at www.mphec.ca/english/pol_b.html . The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission was established in 1974 to assist institutions and governments in enhancing a post-secondary learning environment. The commission’s 19 members are drawn from the Maritime provinces, and represent higher education institutions, provincial governments and the general public.last_img read more

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Ukrainian president says asked Putin to curb separatists

first_imgKiev: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday said he had asked Russian leader Vladimir Putin to put pressure on separatist fighters in the east, after four Ukrainian soldiers were killed in a grenade attack. “I called him urgently. I told him that this brings us no closer to peace,” Zelensky said during a briefing, adding that he had urged Putin to ask the Moscow-backed separatists to “stop killing our people”. “These aren’t toys,” Zelensky said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Ukrainian leader said he had a “long conversation” with Putin on Wednesday morning, only their second publicly announced phone call since former comedian Zelensky was elected in April. Kiev reported Tuesday that four soldiers died in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, the highest daily toll since a truce went into force on July 21. Zelensky at the time called the incident an attempt to “undermine” Ukraine’s efforts toward peace and called on France, Germany and Russia to “meet as quickly as possible to resume negotiations”. Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists, who carved out two “people’s republics” in eastern Donetsk and Lugansk regions, have fought since April 2014, after the annexation of Crimea. Some 13,000 people have been killed in the violence that Kiev blames on Putin. Moscow has denied claims it has funnelled troops and arms across the border.last_img read more

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Almost 88000 Somalis displaced during weekend violence in Mogadishu – UN

“Increased fighting and a general decline in the security situation in the city are prompting this increased exodus,” OCHA said in a press release, noting that entire districts have been emptied of inhabitants. OCHA noted widespread fear among the population, as daily attacks become better-organized, various authorities issue evacuation orders and conduct house-to-house searches, and large-scale detentions continue.The UN estimates that more than 400,000 civilians left the volatile capital after fighting earlier in the year. Including the latest waves of displacement and the some 350,000 long-term displaced, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia now numbers more than 800,000. Overall, 1.5 million people in Somalia are in need of assistance and protection, marking a 50 per cent increase since the beginning of the year. The deteriorating security situation has also hindered the work of aid agencies at a time when protection, water and food are the most immediate concerns. “Respect for international humanitarian law in some parts of Somalia is negligible,” said UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes. “I am very concerned that national and international NGOs are now saying that they cannot respond effectively to the crisis because access and security are deteriorating dramatically even as needs are increasing. “It is the responsibility of the Transitional Federal Authority, including all officials at all levels, to do all they can to facilitate the major humanitarian endeavour required to save lives and ease the suffering of Somalia’s people,” Mr. Holmes, who also serves as Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, stressed. 31 October 2007The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today that up to 88,000 people have fled Mogadishu this past weekend due to increased fighting – which is more than have left the Somali capital in the past four months. read more

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UN official dismayed at Israeli obstruction of humanitarian aid for Palestinians

Israeli forces seized a vehicle carrying tents from an international humanitarian organization destined for the community of Makhul, where 48 Palestinians, including 16 children, are in urgent need of emergency shelter following repeated demolitions this week by the Israeli authorities. The forces also confronted members of the humanitarian and diplomatic communities who were present on site, according to information provided by the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO). “The United Nations and its partners remain committed to providing humanitarian assistance to populations in immediate need,” said Deputy Special Coordinator James W. Rawley, who is also UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory. He added that the international humanitarian community would continue efforts to mitigate the humanitarian impact, including displacement and loss of livelihoods, of demolitions which have been on the rise over recent months in the West Bank.“I call upon the Israeli authorities to live up to their obligations as occupying Power to protect those communities under their responsibility, including to halt demolitions of Palestinian homes and property,” said Mr. Rawley.“The displacement of a whole Palestinian community in the occupied Palestinian territory is a very disappointing development at such a delicate moment where we look forward to positive measures on the ground,” he added. read more

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Urgent need to stop Mali violence with effective military response UN expert

Alioune Tine noted that central and northern areas, where conditions are continuing to worsen, and the Government presence is weak, are being particularly hard hit. That, combined with growing extremist violence, combined with counter-terrorism operations by Malian and international forces – as well as organized crime – are creating a “deep sense of fear and insecurity.”The Malian Government has been seeking to restore stability and rebuild following a series of setbacks since early 2012, including a failed military coup d’état, stalled peace agreements, and renewed fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels.Areas that were untroubled just months ago, are now affected by violence, the expert added, including “serious and recurrent violations and abuses of human rights, including allegations of extrajudicial executions, abductions, torture, ill-treatment and illegal detention.”The UN expert said that a comprehensive and coordinated strategy involving the various Governmental forces seeking to wrest control of all parts of Mali from armed groups, is needed to prevent human rights abuses. He said acknowledgement was needed that in the absence of concrete development initiatives and solutions to the “rampant” poverty in the northern and central regions, it will be difficult to eradicate violence.Mr. Tine urged the Malian Government to “take the bull by the horns,” and “eradicate the cancer of impunity”. He noted the start of investigations into the alleged involvement of Malian soldiers in reports of human rights violations and abuses. And called for the responsibility of all those involved in serious human rights violations to be established in courts following fair trials.He also welcomed the deployment of defence and security forces after the recent deadly attacks on the village of Koulogon Peul, as well as the presence of the President Ibrahim Keïta and Prime Minister Soumeylou Maïga, who travelled to the area to express their solidarity with the people. read more

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Papa Johns increases gift to historically black college

John Schnatter LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Papa John’s pizza has increased the funds it is giving to a historically black college.News outlets report the Louisville, Kentucky-based company’s offer of $20,000 fell through after Papa John’s disgraced founder John Schnatter had announced he was making a $1 million donation to the school.- Advertisement – Simmons College President Kevin Cosby said he was told by company executives the scholarship funds would be revoked because of Schnatter’s donation. But the company said the college declined the funds.On Monday, Papa John’s executive Marvin Boakye sent the school $30,000 to provide $2,000 scholarships to 15 students. Boakye said he was “pleased we were able to resolve our breakdown in communication.”Schnatter lost control of Papa John’s amid backlash for using the N-word while blaming poor sales on NFL player protests. read more

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Meyer Saban discuss opposing offensive backfields with 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl looming

Alabama coach Nick Saban (left) and OSU coach Urban Meyer touch their teams’ respective helmets during a media photo opportunity in the final press conference before the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl semifinal. OSU is scheduled to play Alabama on New Year’s Day in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Credit: Chelsea Spears / Multimedia editorNEW ORLEANS- In their final media appearances before the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Alabama coach Nick Saban and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer took the podium to address the media and pose for pictures.Saban, who has won three of the last five national championships with the Crimson Tide, said one of his main focuses was the Buckeye’s quarterback position and added he has prepared his team for whatever OSU throws at them.The Buckeyes are set to start redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones for just the second time after redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett suffered a season-ending injury in the fourth quarter of a game against Michigan in November.“Well, we sort of thought philosophically that they would have a two-quarterback system, because there’s quite a bit of quarterback run-type plays that they would implement even if it was a non-quarterback at quarterback,” Saban said Wednesday. “We feel No. 17 (OSU redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall) has done that some in the past and is a very, very capable player and was an outstanding player doing that in high school.”Marshall, who also has returned punts for OSU, said Tuesday he relishes the opportunity to take on different roles on such a big stage.“I come out to practice everyday (and) I got to hold field goals, catch punts, go in the backfield, warm up and throw, warm up my legs to run routes, so it’s definitely a hectic situation but I enjoy every moment of it,” Marshall said. “This is the biggest stage there is in college football and being at Ohio State, what else could you do but play every position? It is a fun situation for me and I think I will be ready for it.”Meyer said Wednesday that his confidence in his team’s situation behind center is light years away from where it was when it comes to Jones.“Cardale, if you asked me a year ago or six months ago, I would have looked at you and said look at you like you’ve got six heads,” Meyer said. “But it’s a much different story right now.  He’s had a great week of practice. He’s big. He stands back in the pocket. He’s got control of the offense.”On the other side of the ball, Meyer admitted that while he has not looked too much into it, he met with his staff to discuss the strategy to shut down the Crimson Tide offense.“Just sat with (co-defensive coordinator) Chris Ash this morning and I watched. I’ve not watched a ton of their offense. The ability (of) the quarterback is a tremendous player. His ability to extend plays and create — I’ve watched about 30 plays with them this morning. And obviously No. 9’s could be the first pick in the draft, he’s that good,” Meyer said of Alabama junior wide receiver Amari Cooper. “No. 4, the tailback (T.J. Yeldon) and the other big tailback are tremendous players. But anytime a quarterback can extend plays and his accuracy, we talked about his improvement from last year to this year is off the charts.”While Meyer worries about defending a player like Yeldon, Saban said he is just hoping Yeldon, who has been battling injury all season, will be able to play.“He’s been able to practice each and every day that we’ve been here, and he’s looked better and better each day,” Saban said. “It will probably be a pre-game decision, which with all injured players they’re always involved, whether they’re able to go out and do their job effectively and we’ll make that decision at that time, but we’re very hopeful that he’ll be able to make a contribution in this game.”While Yeldon, Saban and the Crimson Tide seem to have been the standard in college football for much of the last five years, Meyer said he tries not to model his program’s success after one specific team.“The more competitive and the amount of exposure and every school in the country right now is trying to load up and become part of this playoff. You see it happening every day across college football,” Meyer said. “To remain at the top is very difficult.”The Buckeyes and Crimson Tide are set to kick off on New Year’s Day at 8:30 p.m. in New Orleans for a chance to play in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. read more

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Football Three takeaways from Ohio States 3631 win over Nebraska

The Buckeyes sing “Carmen Ohio” following the Ohio State-Nebraska game on Nov 3. Ohio State won 36-31. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorNo. 10 Ohio State returned to the win column Saturday, defeating Nebraska 36-31 in Ohio Stadium. Even with some questions seemingly answered, including the success of the running game, the Buckeyes still have needed areas of improvement heading into a two-game road stretch, first against Michigan State. Here are three takeaways from Saturday afternoon’s game. Passing game remains integralOhio State’s game plan against Nebraska was to win, sure, but it seemed as though, as soon as the Buckeyes offense stepped onto the field, it had one goal: to fix the run game. So redshirt junior running back Mike Weber and sophomore running back J.K. Dobbins took a page out of what Dobbins called the “old Buckeye football” playbook, combining for 254 yards on 32 carries with three touchdowns. While the two backs found success, redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins put up uncomparable numbers to what he has done over the past three weeks. Completing 18 of 32 pass attempts, his lowest completion percentage of the season, he threw for 252 yards, his lowest total since Sept. 8, where he played only a half against Rutgers. He also threw two touchdowns and his sixth interception of the season. However, the Ohio State offense saw glimpses of the Haskins of old, finding redshirt senior wide receiver Johnnie Dixon on a crossing route in the middle of the field who ran in 42 yards, with the help of good blocking on the outside, for the first touchdown of the day. Haskins said after the game he overthrew some passes, specifically one deep ball, trying to hit a receiver who was one-on-one on a post route in the middle of the field. The Ohio State offense may have changed a bit during the win over the Cornhuskers, but Haskins still showed his importance to what the Buckeye offense does. Rush defense improves After allowing Purdue senior running back D.J. Knox to average eight yards per carry in the Boilermakers’ 49-20 win over Ohio State on Oct. 20, the Buckeyes had to face an offense with a running game very similar to what the team ran under J.T. Barrett. While trying to defend senior running back Devine Ozigbo, Ohio State also had to be cognisant of a dual-threat quarterback: freshman Adrian Martinez. The Buckeyes allowed 158 yards on the ground between Ozigbo and Martinez, with the quarterback scoring two 2-yard touchdown runs and the running back recording one 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. However, Ohio State dealt with what they had to defend, limiting Ozigbo to 4.3 yards per carry after the same back had averaged double-digit yards per carry against Minnesota and Bethune-Cookman. The Buckeyes also forced Martinez to run more than he ever had in a collegiate game, recording a career-high 20 runs, averaging 3.6 yards per rush, lower than his 4.7 yards per carry season average. Nebraska hurt Ohio State in the ground game, but Ohio State, with what it was given, kept it at bay. Depleted secondary depth a major storylineOhio State came in with a bottom third pass defense in the NCAA. The losses suffered prior and in the Nebraska game did not help much. Sophomore Jeffrey Okudah did not play in the game due to a groin injury while sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor missed Saturday’s game with a shoulder impingement, entering the field without pads on. Head coach Urban Meyer said that both Okudah and Pryor should be good to go against Michigan State on Saturday. The Buckeyes also lost junior safety and captain Jordan Fuller after he was ejected for targeting in the second quarter. Ohio State saw some life, especially at the safety position as sophomore Brendon White had a career day, recording 13 tackles and two tackles for loss. However, the Cornhuskers still knew how to attack the pass defense, with Martinez completing a 46-yard pass to senior wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. The other half of the pass defense, the pass rush, struggled as well. After a sack from redshirt junior defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones in the first quarter, Ohio State could not get to Martinez in the backfield, completing 22 of 33 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown. read more

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Rudgormash hosts Erdenet and Atlas Copco delegations

first_imgRussia’s leading domestic blasthole drill company, Rudgormash, recently received a delegation from Mongolia’s Erdenet copper and molybdenum mining group. The purpose of the visit was to see the modern manufacturing process at Rudgormash as well as to study new designs of drilling equipment and to co-ordinate the technical specifications of the Rudgormash dSBSH-250MNA-32 blasthole rig being supplied to Erdenet in 2012. Interestingly, the company has also stated that in late January 2012, representatives from Atlas Copco visited Rudgormash with the stated purpose of a “consideration of possible co-operation and placement of joint production” in the territories where Rudgormash is mainly active. These were only preliminary discussions and the statement did not explicitly state what kind of equipment might be manufactured at the potential joint site. IM has previously mentioned the fact that Atlas Copco in its own right has already been highly successful in the Russian market and a large number of ROC L8, Pit Vipers and other models are operating at key Russian mines.last_img read more

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Man Killed In Yellowstone Hot Spring Was Trying To Soak In The

first_img Last summer, a man essentially boiled to death in a Yellowstone hot spring while exploring Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to additional information that surfaced following a Freedom of Information Act request that was recently (finally) fulfilled, the cause of death wasn’t accidental. The man was looking for a place to “hot pot.”It’s a fairly stupid name to refer to soaking in HOT water, even though that’s typically the name given to the act of “shabu-shabu,” or the hot pot that refers to cooking a meal in a pot of boiling water at Japanese restaurants. But that’s apparently what this person was looking to do in one of the worst places he possibly could.The accident occurred in Norris Geyser Basin on the afternoon of June 7, and as the information released from the Freedom of Information Act states, the victim, 23-year-old Colin Nathaniel Scott’s sister recorded the incident her smartphone. Deputy Chief Ranger Lorant Veress describes the area as having “boiling, acidic waters,” explaining that there’s actually a closure there to keep people from doing the exact thing Scott did.Scott and his sister Sable deliberately left the boardwalk near Pork Chop Geyser and walked several hundred feet up a hill to the area, with Sable recording the journey all along. The information released has no description of the video shot via phone, but it’s safe to assume it’s quite grisly and hasn’t been released out of respect to the family. The report quotes Sable as saying that her brother hadn’t deliberately hopped in the pool or anything, but was reaching down to check the temperature when he slipped and fell in.In the end, while park rangers attempted to recover Scott’s body, a lightning storm kept them from getting much done the same day of the accident. The next day rangers found his wallet and flip flops, but it appeared that his body had been dissolved significantly due to the acidic quality of the boiling water.It’s a terrible lesson but brings light to the importance of staying alert, being careful, and most importantly, obey the signs posted for your own safety.For a less grisly account (in)famous Tomo News has animated the incident: Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser Sets New Eruption RecordYellowstone Geyser Shoots Out Decades-Old Trash During Rare Eruption Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Georginio Wijnaldum reveals how Klopp keeps Liverpool grounded

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed manager Jurgen Klopp is stopping the players from being distracted by Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.The Reds are currently top of the Premier League, six points above second place Spurs with City having slipped to third after back-to-back defeats.Klopp has spoken of his players focusing on their on game and Wijnaldum says the team will not be distracted by what other teams are doing.“When we played Wolves away (the Friday before Christmas) a lot of the players didn’t even know who City or Tottenham were playing,” he said, according to Sky Sports.“We were just focused on our own game and trying to get the most out of that one. That is why it goes so well.”“We are only focused on the things we can control. We can control our own performance. We are only busy with that.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“If you are maybe less focused than normal, then you have a manager in Jurgen who will tell you directly that there is no space for doing less or enjoying things too much. He says keep both feet on the ground.”last_img read more

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Bonneville Dam fish count 713

first_imgSaturday — 1.469 adult summer chinook, 436 jack chinook, 2,242 steelhead, 841 shad, 7,415 sockeye. Water temperature is 67.5 degrees. Streamflow is 231,500 cubic feet per second.last_img

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AGDC Port MacKenzie not feasible For LNG terminal

first_imgThe new analysis of Port Mackenzie will be incorporated into FERC’s environmental impact statement for the proposed Alaska LNG project. The Mat-Su Borough does not accept AGDC’s analysis, writing to FERC on July 20 that the borough “has already identified several aspects of AGDC’s response with which it disagrees.” Nikiski was identified as the preferred site location over four years ago, after more than two dozen possible locations were analyzed. The Mat-Su Borough filed a complaint on January 9, with the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) stating that the project and regulators “improperly and intentionally excluded” the borough’s Port MacKenzie as a “reasonable alternative” for the proposed liquefied natural gas plant. According to Alaska LNG project updates prepared by Larry Persily, former federal coordinator for Alaska North Slope gas line projects: “The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) responded to federal regulators July 13 that it would not be possible to build and operate the LNG plant and marine terminal at Port MacKenzie “without constraining either existing or planned uses of the complex, or of the proposed LNG facility and its marine terminal.””center_img The deadline to provide the information is September 1. FERC is scheduled to release its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project on March 8, 2019. The borough did not provide any details in its one-page letter but said it “intends to file substantive comments to highlight the incorrect information.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation has confirmed that Nikiski is still the preferred site for the AK LNG liquefaction facility.last_img read more

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House Appropriators Adopt War Funds Budget Maneuver

first_imgThe fiscal 2017 defense spending bill unveiled this week by the House Appropriations Committee follows the House Armed Services Committee’s strategy of shifting funds from DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account to boost the department’s base budget, setting up a possible budget fight with Democratic lawmakers and the White House.The spending measure, approved by the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Wednesday, would dedicate $15.7 billion from the OCO account to unmet needs within the base Pentagon budget in an effort to restore readiness shortfalls, according to a committee summary. “These funds are targeted to requirements identified by the services — readiness efforts, infrastructure, and equipment recapitalization and modernization, such as additional flying and steaming hours, training time, and facilities and aircraft repairs,” according to the summary.“As a result of this funding — as well as responsible reductions made to the request — the bill is able to support higher troop levels, additional training ($9.4 billion), facilities repairs and improvements ($1.6 billion), equipment repairs and maintenance ($753 million), and equipment modernization and replacement ($9.6 billion),” it states.In the FY 2017 defense authorization bill it approved in April, the House Armed Services Committee called for shifting $18 billion from DOD’s war fund account to its base budget. Since then, Defense Secretary Ash Carter has criticized the maneuver for shortchanging overseas operations as it would force the next administration to request supplemental war funding before it runs out at the end of April.After the committee released its draft bill on Tuesday, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), the ranking member on House Appropriations, made her opposition clear.“The majority’s failure to provide a full year of funding for thousands of men and women serving in dangerous places around the world is astoundingly irresponsible,” Lowey said in a statement. “By shifting funding away from overseas contingency operations, the majority would create a cliff just a few months into 2017, forcing the new president to request supplemental funds to pay our troops within weeks after taking office,” she said, reported CQ Roll Call.The measure rejects troop reductions included in the department’s budget request, and would support 28,000 more active personnel and 25,000 more reservists than the administration requested.The text of the spending bill is available on the committee website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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