‘Only Messi & Ronaldo ahead of Mbappe now’

first_imgKylian Mbappe only sits behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the global pecking order, says Bixente Lizarazu, with the Paris Saint-Germain forward boasting the potential to be “the next genuine superstar in football”.At just 20 years of age, one of the most exciting talents on the planet has already collected two Ligue 1 titles and helped France to World Cup glory.Big things are expected of Mbappe, who continues to shine for club and country, with his name expected to figure prominently in Ballon d’Or votes of the future. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! If he does scale those heights, then he will be following in the illustrious footsteps of global icons currently turning out for Barcelona and Juventus.Lizarazu, a World Cup winner himself with France in 1998, believes Mbappe is destined for the top, telling Goal at the Bayern Youth Cup in Delhi: “Yes, I think he can be the next genuine superstar in football and I think he already is one.“He is the best young footballer in the world and after Ronaldo and Messi, there is no reason why he cannot become the best in the world.”Mbappe starred for France as Les Bleus captured a second world crown at Russia 2018 – 20 years after Lizarazu and Co had landed a first on home soil.More is expected of a golden generation which also includes the likes of Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann, with Dider Deschamps having turned struggles of the recent past into a distant memory.France World CupAsked to compare the class of 2018 with that of 1998, Lizarazu said: “I think more than anything, the spirit in the two teams was the same.“Didier Deschamps brought the same spirit to the 2018 squad to the one we had during our time.“This France squad did not go for the big individual names but ones who would fit in well in the system.“Comparing both teams, I think ours was older and hence we were able to exert more control on the game.“The 2018 squad had a lot of young players and relied more on counter-attacks.“It was a fantastic achievement for France in Russia and I must say that Deschamps has done a brilliant job with the team.”While Lizarazu was a star turn at left-back for France during a previous era of dominance, it was at Bayern Munich that he enjoyed the greatest success at club level.Goretzka Bayern 2019Having taken in two spells with the German giants, he is now an ambassador for the Bundesliga outfit.The 2018-19 campaign has been a testing one for those at the Allianz Arena, but they are back in a domestic title race and readying themselves for a crunch clash with Liverpool in the Champions League.Lizarazu said of that encounter, with the first leg of a last-16 tie due to be staged at Anfield on Tuesday: “Liverpool are in amazing form in the Premier League. They were the Champions League finalists last year and they are even stronger this year.“I think this is the toughest test Bayern could get because I believe Liverpool are one of the three favourites for the title this season.“They are playing very well at the moment while Bayern are not at their best currently. They have not been playing well in the league and are second, which you know is not good enough.“So I think this will be a very exciting and difficult tie for Bayern.”last_img read more

Sergio Aguero collapses at halftime as Argentina lose to Nigeria in friendly

first_imgArgentina striker Sergio Aguero collapsed in the dressing room at halftime before they lost 4-2 to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria after taking a two-goal lead in a friendly in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.The Argentine Football Association (AFA) said in a statement that Aguero, who scored in the first half, was taken away for routine examinations but added: “The player is well”.His Premier League club Manchester City said the 29-year-old Aguero had been cleared by doctors to return to England as planned after he suffered what they called “a dizzy spell”.”Sergio never lost consciousness, and was taken to hospital for precautionary medical checks,” City said on their official website (www.mancity.com).Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli rested Lionel Messi following the 1-0 win over next year’s World Cup hosts Russia on Saturday and it seemed that they could cope without him.Ever Banega curled in a free kick, awarded after Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi picked the ball up outside his area, in the 28th minute and Aguero finished off a sweeping counter-attack eight minutes later.But Kelechi Iheanacho inspired Nigeria’s fightback.First, he emulated Banega by scoring from a free kick on the stroke of halftime and then set up the equaliser by pulling the ball back for Alex Iwobi to net seven minutes after the re-start.The Super Eagles took the lead two minutes after that when Brian Idowu sidefooted home from the edge of the area to finish off a counter attack.A superb goal by Iwobi completed the comeback in the 73rd minute as he collected the ball, slipped it between Javier Mascherano’s legs and fired past Agustin Marchesin.advertisementArgentina staggered through their World Cup qualifying campaign, only clinching their place at the finals with a 3-1 win in Ecuador in their final match.”It’s a difficult game to explain,” said Sampaoli. “We could have been 3-0 or 4-0 ahead in the first half and we went in with a 2-1 lead.”My biggest worry was the way the team played when we were behind. I know we are capable and have the individual talent to be able to get out of these situations and I’m worried about what happened tonight.”We played an incredible first half but we lost our way in a match which could confuse a lot of people.”Aguero will be assessed by Manchester City’s medical team ahead of this weekend’s Premier League trip to Leicester City.last_img read more

Report: Leicester 1 Bournemouth 1

first_imgLeicester City 1 Bournemouth 1: Mahrez regains hero status with last-gasp leveller Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 01:10 3/4/18 RiyadMahrez - cropped Getty Images Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez banished memories of his botched attempt to force a move to Manchester City with a 97th-minute equaliser. Riyad Mahrez netted a stunning free-kick equaliser in the seventh-minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Leicester City at home to Bournemouth.It was Mahrez’s first goal since the transfer deadline-day saga that saw him denied a move to Manchester City and subsequently miss Leicester training sessions.Any lingering ill-feeling was obliterated after the otherwise impressive Steve Cook needlessly fouled Kelechi Iheanacho and the Algeria international steered home masterfully form 25 yards, sparking wild celebrations inside the King Power Stadium as he was mobbed by his team-mates. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Eighth-placed Leicester remain winless in five Premier League matches following three consecutive home draws and Claude Puel’s men were good value for a share of the spoils after mounting sustained second-half pressure.On the other hand, their slapdash defending during the opening 45 minutes could have seen Bournemouth out of sight before Josh King drew a foul from Marc Albrighton to convert a 35th-minute penalty.Eddie Howe’s side have only lost once in 10 matches since Christmas but will rue not being further than six points away from the relegation zone in 11th.GOALLLLLLLLLLL! MAHREZZZZZ YESSSSSSSS!UNBELIEVABLE FREE KICK!#LeiBou pic.twitter.com/2ll5qbWeCp — Leicester City (@LCFC) March 3, 2018 Lewis Cook’s attempted clearance in the 14th minute went awry to the extent it played Riyad Mahrez through, meaning Asmir Begovic needed to stand firm and save sharply.Daniel Amartey was back in the Leicester side for the first time since their January trip to Everton but injury ended the Ghana international’s participation in the 20th minute.The early change appeared to rob Leicester of their poise and King should have done better than prodding tamely wide after he robbed Wilfred Ndidi to bare down on goal.There were two more let-offs for Leicester immediately afterwards, with Junior Stanislas lifting a side-footed effort over from 12 yards before King failed to divert the winger’s cross past Kasper Schmeichel.Leicester’s penalty area was seemingly trapped in varying degrees of chaos, with the culmination being Albrighton’s clumsy foul on King.The Norway international ignored plenty of pre-kick chat from Schmeichel to send the goalkeeper the wrong way.Albrighton’s afternoon almost went from bad to worse in the final minute of the half when Callum Wilson nearly capitalised on a dreadful backpass.Having seen off that avoidable danger, Schmeichel might have been facing another penalty early in the second half.Referee Lee Probert showed leniency when Ndidi appeared to pull back Charlie Daniels on the end of Stanislas’ throughball.10 – Bournemouth have scored in 10 consecutive games for the first time in the Premier League; netting in every game they’ve played since Boxing Day 2017. Formula.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 3, 2018 Amartey’s replacement Ben Chilwell saw Cook turn his 59th-minute drive over, the Bournemouth defender recovering well from only partially clearing Jamie Vardy’s low cross.Iheanacho came on for Adrien Silva to bolster the Leicester attack and Bournemouth found themselves under growing strain – Foxes captain Wes Morgan bursting forward from centre-back to head over before Vardy shanked off-target.Morgan was unable to turn home a 73rd minute free-kick before defensive partner Harry Maguire saw two shots blocked from the resulting corner, the latter inadvertently by Iheanacho.Bournemouth’s set-piece defending increasingly owed more to bravery than organisation, with Begovic wilting under the strain and grateful to Dan Gosling’s flying block to thwart Mahrez.Steve Cook looked set to be one of Bournemouth’s heroes but his lunge on Iheanacho after Simon Francis’ head injury prolonged stoppage time allowed Mahrez to produce a heart-breaking sting in the tail. Key Opta stats:- Leicester have not won any of their last five Premier League games (D3 L2); their longest run without a win since the final six games of Craig Shakespeare’s tenure (D3 L3).- The Foxes remain winless against Bournemouth in the Premier League (P6 W0 D5 L1) – the only other team they’ve played as often without winning in the competition is Bolton Wanderers (six games, no wins).- Bournemouth have scored in 10 consecutive games for the first time in the Premier League, netting in every game they’ve played since Boxing Day 2017. read morelast_img read more

Wasn’t even 10 per cent of what Shubman Gill is when I was 19: Virat Kohli

first_imgWasn’t even 10 per cent of what Shubman Gill is when I was 19: Virat KohliIndia vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli lauded uncapped Shubman Gill after India beat New Zealand in the third one day international to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Brief Scores – India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*).advertisement India Today Web Desk Mount MaunganuiJanuary 28, 2019UPDATED: January 28, 2019 15:50 IST Shubman Gill has been in top form in domestic cricket (Photo Credit: @cricketworldcup)HIGHLIGHTSIndia beat New Zealand in the third ODI to capture the seriesVirat Kohli praised the next gen of Indian cricket”Shubman is a very exciting talent,” Kohli said3rd ODI, Brief Scores: India (244/3) beat New Zealand (243) by 7 wickets to take an unbeatable 3-0 series lead. Rohit (62), Kohli (60), Rayudu (40*). Full ScorecardElated after India’s series-clinching victory over New Zealand on Monday, captain Virat Kohli praised the next of Indian cricket. Kohli has been rested for the final two ODIs of the five-match series and the three T20 internationals in New Zealand. In Kohli absence, his deputy Rohit Sharma will lead the side.India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third ODI in Mount Maunganui to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series. With the series in pocket now and Kohli rested, India can now freely experiment with their playing XI in the final two matches of the series.Shubman Gill epitomises the new breed of Indian cricketers. Doors are now open for Shubman to make senior team debut and even Virat Kohli in the post match presentation ceremony lauded the 19-year-old batsman.”I think there are some outstanding talents. We saw Prithvi Shaw grab the opportunity with both hands. Shubman is a very exciting talent and I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even 10 per cent of that when I was 19,” Kohli said.”So, that’s the confidence that they carry and it’s great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway. And, we are more than happy to give them chances and provide them the space to grow.”advertisementIndia vs New Zealand 3rd ODI: HighlightsSince his exploits in the Under-19 World Cup, Shubman Gill has been in the news with his consistency elsewhere. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders last year and went on to score 203 runs for them with a best of 57 not out.Shubman Gill has also proven himself in first-class cricket. He has 1089 runs from nine matches including a classy 268 against Tamil Nadu.He had replaced KL Rahul in the squad in the New Zealand. Rahul, along with Hardik Pandya, was suspended after the Koffee With Karan controversy but the suspension has now been lifted pending the appointment of an ombudsman.Also Read | Rohit Sharma equals MS Dhoni’s record for most ODI sixes for IndiaAlso Read | Ambati Rayudu barred from bowling in international cricket by ICCAlso Read | India are teaching us a lesson: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson after series defeatAlso Read | Mohammed Shami your English bahut acha, Simon Doull tells India pacerFor 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Shubman Gilllast_img read more

MPCC Invests in Three More Feeders

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MPC Container Ships Oslo-listed containership owner and operator MPC Container Ships ASA (MPCC) has resumed its fleet buildup with the acquisition of three more feeders.The company bought MV Victoria Schulte, a geared 2,500 TEU vessel built in 2005, from Triton Debt Opportunities S.C.A. and its subsidiary Victoria Schulte Shipping.The deal has been structured as a combined cash and share deal. Hence, MPCC will pay a total consideration of USD 11.8 million and may settle up to USD 2.9 million of this amount by way of delivering new common shares in MPCC.Additionally, the shipowner has entered into agreements with Schifffahrtsgesellschaft MS WELLE mbH & Co. KG and Schifffahrtsgesellschaft MS WOGE mbH & Co. KG to acquire MV Welle, which will be renamed AS Penelope and MV Woge, future AS Pauline. The two gearless 2,500 TEU vessels were built in 2005 and 2006 at STX Shipbuilding, Korea, respectively, and will be acquired for USD 11 million each.“Physical takeover of the vessels is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2018, lifting the fleet of MPCC to a total of 68 vessels, “the company said announcing the deal.Of this, 40 vessels are owned and operated by the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary MPC Container Ships Invest.Separately, MPCC Invest informed that the proceeds of USD 200 million from the bond issue have been disbursed from the Escrow Account and applied in accordance with the bond terms. MPCC Invest has now taken over all vessels, including 15 initial vessels and 25 additional vessels. The acquisitions of these vessels have been financed, in part, by the bond proceeds.“Within only 12 months, MPCC has become the largest owner globally of feeder container ships with a capacity of up to 3,000 TEU. During the same time charter rates in the segment have developed very positively. Although the supply and demand situation is now pointing towards a rebalancing with a much reduced idle fleet, the market continues to provide attractive acquisition opportunities. “We are currently considering financing options to further grow our business, both via asset acquisitions or ship for share transactions. The recent main board listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange will make us even more interesting for global investors,” Constantin Baack, CEO of MPC Container Ships ASA, comments.Since its inception in 2017, MPC Container Ships completed multiple rounds of funding in the capital markets. The amount raised through both equity and bond offerings currently totals in USD 625 million.last_img read more

Should orcas have the same rights as people

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, there are now 73 southern native killer whales left in the world. Three more died last week. There are now so few of them, we know them by family, and by name. When a mother carried her dead calf with her as she swam for 17 days last year, the world felt her pain and mourned with her as though she was a person. So … what if she was?One of the proposals to help this vanishing species involves legally granting them ‘personhood’, which would convey upon them the same rights people have to live without fear from other humans. It seems insane, except it’s been done before. It seems unwieldy and unworkable … and it very well might be. And it would need buy-in from a couple of levels of government. So will it happen? It’s very possible, and if it does the Trans Mountain pipeline might face another huge obstacle — “people’s” lives might be at risk.GUEST: Lyndsie Bourgon, The WalrusYou can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify.You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/thebigstory/s/chtbl.com/track/G9G45/rogers-aod.leanstream.co/rogers/thebigstory_dai/tbs_08122019_dai.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Emergency funds for US Steel pensioners available in January

Transitional funding for U.S. Steel Canada pensioners who have lost their health benefits is expected to begin flowing in January.But the three million dollar government fund is only expected to last for three months, if the money doesn’t run out sooner.Former Stelco workers lost their benefits at the end of October when U.S. Steel received court permission to preserve cash to keep its plants in Nanticoke and Hamilton afloat.Half a million dollars in the fund is reserved for pensioners “in hardship.”  The rest will cover prescription drugs. read more

Ontario appeals to prime minister for cash to support Ring of Fire

by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 8, 2013 8:29 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario appeals to prime minister for cash to support Ring of Fire development TORONTO – The federal government funded large-scale infrastructure projects in other provinces and should be prepared to help develop the mineral rich Ring of Fire in northern Ontario, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Friday.The capital investment for industrial infrastructure is expected to be up to $1 billion, plus another $1.25 billion to construct all-season access roads to the remote region 500 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay.“Ontario is prepared to make a substantial contribution to the infrastructure needed to access the resources,” Wynne said in a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. “We expect your government to come to the table with matching funds.”Wynne’s letter lists specific federal contributions to projects in other provinces, including $508 million in direct spending in “the fossil fuels sector,” $130 million for the Northwest Transmission Line in British Columbia and $6.3 billion in a federal loan guarantee for the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project in Labrador.“Investing in Ring of Fire related infrastructure is a good investment because of the economic opportunity estimated to be on the order of $60 billion,” she wrote. “It is as transformative as opportunities arising from other energy and resources developments that your government supports.”Greg Rickford, Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) said Ottawa is already working with everyone involved to make sure the project goes forward, and took a swipe at the Wynne government in response to Wynne’s letter to Harper.“We remain committed to responsible resource development that creates jobs and economic growth for all Canadians,” Rickford said in a statement to The Canadian Press. “It is encouraging to see that the provincial government is coming to the table.”The province also announced Friday it was creating a new development corporation for the Ring of Fire to bring together private and public partners, including First Nations, mining companies and both levels of government.The Ontario government has faced lawsuits from companies that can’t reach agreements with First Nations in the area, and one of the major players — Cliffs Natural Resources — threatened to pull out last month because it couldn’t build an access road to the Ring of Fire across land controlled by a smaller company.The development corporation will try to head off any more conflicts that are slowing development, said Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle.“There were challenges related to the companies’ not necessarily being able to come to an agreement in a fashion that would allow the project to move forward,” Gravelle said in Thunder Bay.“A development corporation is a model that can, at the very start, bring people together, allow opportunities for a number of partners to become involved and allow us to make some decisions.”However, the New Democrats worried the corporation was just the latest in the dozens of consultation and advisory panels the Liberals have set up this year.“I truly hope that this not just another committee, another plan to develop a plan to implement a plan,” said NDP northern development critic Michael Mantha. “It’s concerning to me that it took this government seven years to finally realize that they need to develop an actual plan to move the Ring of Fire forward.”The government also needs to set up a specific framework and guidelines to spell out exactly how First Nations will benefit from the Ring of Fire development and what share of revenues they will receive, added Mantha.“That’s the white elephant in the room, until this government takes a leadership role instead of passing it off to industry,” he said.The Progressive Conservatives said Ontario’s Liberal government should stop looking to Ottawa to bail them out whenever they run into trouble.“I think that the Ontario government needs to take a role when it comes to developing the Ring of Fire, not blaming the feds and going with their hand out all the time,” said PC critic Monte McNaughton. read more

Trudeau to take day off during Japan trip to celebrate wedding anniversary

by Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press Posted May 23, 2016 9:53 pm MDT Last Updated May 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau are greeted by an honour guard as they arrive in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, May 23, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Trudeau to take day off during Japan trip to celebrate wedding anniversary TOKYO – Justin Trudeau’s trip to Japan for bilateral talks and the Group of Seven summit will be about more than just business.The prime minister isn’t planning to hold any meetings or events Wednesday, so he can celebrate his 11th wedding anniversary with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. The Trudeaus were married in Montreal on May 28, 2005.The couple will spend the night at a traditional Japanese inn — or ryokan — before Trudeau heads to the G7 summit on Thursday in the country’s Ise-Shima region.“The fact of the matter is we’ve been working extremely hard today and will be at the G7 meetings on Thursday and Friday, and in the middle of all this, I’m taking a moment to celebrate — on personal funds — my wedding anniversary with my wife,” Trudeau said of the down time when asked during a news conference whether it would cost taxpayers anything, including the potential financial burden of idle staffers.“This is the kind of work-life balance that I’ve often talked about as being essential in order to be able to be in service of the country with all one’s very best and that’s certainly something I’m going to continue to make sure we do.”Gregoire Trudeau accompanied the prime minister Tuesday in Tokyo during visits to the Meiji Shrine and with the Japanese emperor and empress at the Imperial Palace.She also joined him Tuesday evening for dinner with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Trudeau held working meetings earlier in the day with Abe and executives from the Japanese auto sector.— Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitter read more

Amid fair trial concerns UN experts urge Bangladesh to halt impending execution

Mr. Mollah was condemned to life imprisonment by the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal, a special domestic court with the jurisdiction and competence to try and punish any person accused of committing atrocities, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, in Bangladesh, including during the country’s 1971 independence war. After the Prosecution appealed the Tribunal’s decision to sentence him to life imprisonment, the country’s Supreme Court sentenced Mr. Mollah to death on 17 September – a ruling that cannot be appealed. “The right of appeal is of particular importance in death penalty cases,” said the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul. “Anyone convicted of a crime has the right to have his or her conviction and sentence reviewed by a higher tribunal, as laid down in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Bangladesh is a party,” she said in a news release. “This provision is violated where a court of final instance imposes a harsher sentence that cannot be reviewed.” Both Ms. Knaul and the Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Christof Heyns, reiterated their concerns that the defendant was not granted a fair trial.“In countries that have not abolished the death penalty, capital punishment may be imposed only following a trial that complied with fair trial and due process safeguards,” said Mr. Heyns. “Any death sentence undertaken in contravention of a Government’s international obligations is tantamount to an arbitrary execution,” he stressed. “Only full respect for stringent due process guarantees distinguishes capital punishment as possibly permitted under international law from a summary execution, which by definition violates human rights standards.”He also cautioned that “under such circumstances, the execution of Mr. Mollah could trigger further violence and unrest that has been agitating the country in the recent months.” The experts called for all the defendants whose cases are underway before the Tribunal and the Supreme Court to receive fair trials.Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more

Video game event fundraises rare diseases

The Buckeyes will challenge Penn State, Virginia, West Virginia, Texas and Georgia in a video game competition set up by Uplifting Athletes Sunday, Feb. 28, in efforts to raise money for rare diseases.Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research education, and advocacy.Scott Shirley is the founder of Uplifting Athletes. He was a student-athlete at PSU. While there, his dad was diagnosed with kidney cancer. His teammates rallied around him and started to raise money and awareness for kidney cancer.Because of the support of his teammates, Shirley founded Uplifting Athletes. Pennsylvania State University was the first chapter of the organization. Uplifting Athletes has gained four more schools since its humble beginnings. There are five university chapters in total: Penn State, OSU, Boston College, Colgate and Maryland.Each chapter has the opportunity to choose a rare disease. Chapters often select a cause that is personal to the team. OSU’s chapter has selected to raise money and awareness for Charcot-Marie-Tooth.CMT is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately one in 2,500 people in the United States. OSU quarterback Tyrelle Pryor’s father has the disease.CMT is a neurological disorder that causes damage to the peripheral nerves. The damaged nerves carry signals from the brain and spinal cord to muscles and relay sensations. This causes pain to the spinal cord from the rest of the body.Some symptoms of CMT are muscle weakness and wasting, stiffened joints because of abnormal tightening of muscles and associated tissues and some loss of sensation in the feet, the lower legs, the hands and the forearms. CMT can also cause curvature of the spine, also known as scoliosis.The unique part of this organization is that OSU’s chapter network is run by current football student-athletes. These athletes are provided with an opportunity to gain practical job skills while learning how to leverage their assets and abilities to make a positive and lasting impact. Students can make donations to Uplifting Athletes by coming to the event. OSU’s defensive back Donnie Evege is the chairman of this event. It will be held at Damon’s restaurant at 3025 Olentangy River Rd. from 3 to 6 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance and $10 at the door.Tickets for the event can be purchased online www.upliftingathletes.org. Donation for CMT can also be made by going to the Web site and clicking on the OSU chapter. read more

FortisTCI on five hour Chalk Sound black out

first_img Related Items:chalk sound, fortis tci, lineman, power FortisTCI reveals Education Week winners Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Police looking for candy & electricity thieves Recommended for you Rave Reviews for National Science Fair ideas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Apr 2015 – A five hour power outage yesterday was caused by an underground circuit fault according to FortisTCI. Around 2pm, the Chalk Sound area lost electricity and according to a Fortis report, the power was returned by around 7:30pm. The company explained lineman worked through the restoration and apologized for the inconvenience.last_img read more

Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland says he wants to make a

first_img 2019 movies to geek out over 77 Photos Post a comment 0 TV and Movies Rick and Morty tweets out Pickle Rick episode blooper reel Rick and Morty back in production, pledges no more long waits Game of Thrones meets Rick and Morty in Pickle Rick commentary Rick and Morty finally reveals season 4 premiere date Share your voice More on Rick and Morty Ready to see these guys on the big screen? Fans can dream. Adult Swim Few fandoms are more devoted than Rick and Morty followers. Just ask the McDonald’s employees who dared run out of Szechuan sauce once the show brought it back.So when show creator Justin Roiland participated in a recent Ask Me Anything on Reddit and said he’d be up for a full-length movie, fans went full Pickle Rick with excitement.Roiland is also co-creator of Squanch Games, and the AMA was focused on the company’s first game, Trover Saves the Universe. But naturally Rick and Morty fans wanted to talk about the Adult Swim show — and its big-screen dreams.”Will we get a feature length Rick and Morty film ever? A rated R film that’s totally bananas?” asked Kev17362.And while Roiland wouldn’t commit, his positive reaction was enough.”I would love to do that, yeah,” he wrote. “Hmm. Hmmmmmm.”Roiland wouldn’t go into more detail, but fans highly approved. “The fake trailers alone would be incredible,” said one. He also answered a few fan questions about the show, noting the family dog Snowball (aka Snuffles) could return, if the right plot presents itself.”I would love to see Snowball again!” Roiland wrote. “It’s always just a matter of doing it for the right reason.”He also joked about a backstory for mad scientist Rick. When asked by a fan about a rumored mysterious history for the character, Roiland wrote, “I’ll tell you. It’s the fact that Ri–” and then stopped writing.Obviously the movie’s just a dream at the moment, but Rick and Morty fans can mark their calendars for a November return. Tagslast_img read more

State embraces new justice report with prison reform specifics

first_imgCommission Chair Greg Razo talks about the new report at the Captain Cook Hotel. (Hillman/KSKA)Unless the state reforms its criminal justice system, all of the prisons will be full by 2017. A new report from the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission details solutions to that problem and could reduce the prison population and save the state money.Download AudioThe commission’s report includes 21 far-ranging, evidence-based recommendations for reforming Alaska’s criminal justice system.If all of the recommendations are put into place, they could save the state $424 million over the next decade and reduce the prison population by 21 percent, according to the report. They focus on current problems, like the high number of people who are in prison awaiting trial, lengthy sentences even for non-violent offenders, and sending people back to jail for parole violations.Commission chair Greg Razo from the Alaska Native Justice Center said it’s a comprehensive, data-driven look at fixing the justice system.“We ask that the governor and the legislature see these recommendations as a package rather than as a menu to choose from,” he said during a press conference. “You can’t divert more low-level, non-violent offenders from prison without also strengthening community supervision and investing in programs that reduce recidivism.”The commission suggests reducing bail requirements so fewer people are stuck in jail awaiting trail. Another recommendation shortens presumptive sentencing because evidence shows longer prison stays do not reduce the likelihood of someone going back to prison. Others focus on more meaningful supervision that involves substance abuse treatment, better risk assessment tools, and working with community organizations. They incentivize things like getting treatment while still in prison and successfully following parole requirements.Gov. Bill Walker pledged his full support for the recommendations saying the state can’t afford not to implement them.“This is a huge priority for us for so many reasons,” he said. Such as, “preventing future victims having to endure being a victim. I hear the cost of a new prison and it doesn’t even register to me… $300 million, $400 million for another prison? No. There’s just a better way of doing this.”For the recommendations to become reality, the legislature has to enact them. Sen. John Coghill says he plans to incorporate them into his existing bipartisan justice reform bill, SB 91. He says it will have to go through five different committees, but he thinks it will pass, especially because it’s supported by all three branches of government.“But I think there’s a readiness to say we can’t afford what we’re doing now, and we’re number one in too many hot areas,” he said, referencing the state’s high rates of domestic violence and substance abuse. “If we can do it differently and do it better, we should. I think there’s a real willingness to do that right now.”The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission includes representatives from all three branches of government and community groups, and was created by the Legislature in 2014. It used data from the Pew Charitable Trusts to develop it’s recommendations.last_img read more

Sushma Swaraj played key role in state formation BJP

first_imgTandur: The town wing of the BJP paid tributes to ‘Chinnamma of Telangana’ Sushma Swaraj, here on Wednesday. They garlanded the photo of the late leader at Ambedkar Crossroads. Speaking on the occasion, party leaders Balreddy, Nagaram Narsimhulu, Sattaiah Goud said Sushma Swaraj assured the youth, who were in distress during the Telangana struggle and played key role in Lok Sabha for passing the bifurcation bill. They lamented on the demise of the powerful leader.last_img

ExCIA Chief Concerned Over Trump Campaign Kremlin Contacts

first_img Share Former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday he was concerned about the number of contacts between Americans “involved” with the Trump campaign and the Russians last year.During his first public remarks since he left his post in January, Brennan told lawmakers he was so concerned about Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election and recruit Americans that he convened a group of officials from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency in late July to focus exclusively on the issue.Republicans on the House intelligence committee pushed Brennan about whether there was evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, a point President Donald Trump has tried to enlist allies to quash. Brennan said the CIA focuses on intelligence, not “evidence,” and said he was not able to answer that question.Brennan’s statements about the number of contacts between associates of the Trump campaign and the Russians again put details about the Trump campaign’s contacts with the Kremlin into the spotlight as reports emerged that Trump had asked his national intelligence director and NSA chief to state publicly there was no evidence of collusion before investigations into the matter were complete.Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a Senate panel Tuesday he would not comment on the reports.Brennan’s testimony came the day after Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination in response to a subpoena from the Senate intelligence committee, which, like the House intelligence committee, is conducting an investigation into the Russian meddling and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. The Senate intelligence committee asked Flynn and three other Trump campaign associates for documents, including lists of meetings he had with the Russians during the campaign.The FBI is also conducting a counterintelligence investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign.The former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, previously told Congress that the Justice Department was concerned that Flynn was compromised by the Russians and could be vulnerable to blackmail as Trump’s national security adviser because of misleading statements he made to the vice president about his communications with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Trump in February fired Flynn over the misleading statements, but he has since defended Flynn and his integrity.On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House oversight committee, cited inconsistencies in Flynn’s disclosures to U.S. investigators during his security clearance review in early 2016.Cummings said in a new letter that Flynn appeared to lie about the source of a $33,000 payment from Russia’s state-sponsored television network, failed to identify foreign officials with whom he met — including Russia’s President Vladimir Putin — and glossed over his firing as chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the Obama administration. Cummings asked the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, to subpoena the White House for documents related to Flynn.Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, declined to comment on the new assertions by Cummings.last_img read more

RealLife Red Dead Redemption 2 Clothes Fulfill Your Cowboy Fantasies

first_imgStay on target ‘Red Dead Online’ Finally Fully LaunchesThe Actual Pinkertons Are Suing the Makers of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Red Dead Redemption 2 is committed to realism. That gives Rockstar’s open-world western a much more methodical pace compared to other games. But we argue that doesn’t make it boring. It just gives you plenty of time to soak in all of the rich period details. And some of the most entertaining details are just the sheer variety of cowboy clothes you can dress up Arthur Morgan in while waiting for his beard to grow.After spending dozens of hours admiring stylish but fake video game fashion, naturally you’re going to want to start wearing it in real life. Fortunately, Rockstar and New York clothing label Barking Irons are forming a posse to make this a reality with their new line of Red Red Redemption 2-inspired clothing.The wardrobe, all based on items Arthur can actually wear, includes denim($150) and railroad ($120) shirts with Arthur Morgan’s own initials, tan gunslinger jackets ($250), and saddle bags ($180) featuring Red Dead branding. It may even give you ideas for how to customize your Red Dead Online character. And because Red Dead Redemption is (basically) based on an actual period of American history, none of these clothes scream “This is a video game shirt!” which is always a plus.AdChoices广告This initial offering from Barking Irons is a little modest, at only eight attractive but relatively plain items. Here’s hoping that if this initial limited edition wave is a success they then start offering clothes based on Red Dead Redemption 2’s more extravagant Saint Denis styles. By the end my Arthur Morgan looked like a hobo Abe Lincoln with a top hat and red-gold three-piece suit. I won’t rest until I can honor that man’s aesthetic in my real life.Barking Irons Red Dead Redemption 2 clothes are available now. For more on Red Dead Redemption 2 read our review and check out this beautiful photo gallery. For more on geek clothing check out this Infinity War scarf and Pac-Man pajama pants.View as: One Page Slides1/241. A River Runs Through It — I couldn’t help but think of Norman McLean’s tale of coming and age and fly fishing, A River Runs Through It, as I spied this view from a perilous rope bridge.2. After the Bear Fight — I was ridging through a green field of beautiful flowers when my horse reared and a grizzly attacked me. I got a few shots off, but had my varmint rifle equipped. I survived the mauling and killed the beast, but was worse for wear.3. After the Hanging — I watched this poor soul lose his virtual life. Not a pretty sight.4. Altar Tight — A raven perches atop an altar of sacrificial bones. You’ll see some weird things if you wander off the beaten path.5. Amputation — I brought this fellow to the doctor, who had to take his arm. Nasty business.6. Arthur and Deer — I couldn’t resist posing for a selfie outside the taxidermist’s house.7. Arthur Twilight Mountain Selfie — The light was gorgeous in the game, trust me.8. Bear Hat Mouth Harp Selfie — I put on my bear hat, one of the first absurd hats you can get in the game, to snap a selfie in the Rhodes town square.9. Bird of Paradise — Arthur contemplates his decisions as he stands in front of a bird of paradise.10. Boat on River — I had a Georges Seurat painting in my mind when I framed this one.11. Dry Goods Vet — The general store in Rhodes is photogenic as hell.12. Dynamite Accident — This is what happens when you stand too close to a safe during the process of attempting to open it using dynamite.13. Gunfighter Lady —Gunfighting wasn’t just for the fellas.14. Hanging Guy In The Swamp — I had a legendary fish on my horse. But I saw this and stopped to take a picture anyway. Needless to say, I was immediately murdered by swamp people. I got the fish back, though.15. In Memory — Old gravestones are one of my favorite real-world photographic subjects, so I had to snap this shot of a wooden marker when I happened upon it.16. Law Office — An urban street scene at night—not sure what these dudes are up to, but the lighting grabbed my attention.17. Lighthouse — The lighthouse is one of the prettier spots in the game.18. Look On My Works — Serial killer? I don’t know. No spoilers. Unless you know where Gavin is.19. Mouth Harp — There’s a dude in Rhodes who just hangs out and plays a mouth harp all day. Who said they didn’t have hipsters in the 19th century?20. Notions — There’s just something about the townsfolk in Rhodes that makes me think of Deliverance.21. River and Mountains —Red Dead’s scenery is amazing, even if Arthur isn’t quite Ansel Adams.22. Snowy Cabin Body — One of Arthur’s victims lies dead in the snow.23. St. Denis Street At Night — As New Orleans is in the real world, St. Denis is one of my favorite places on the Red Dead map.24. Vesuvius Studio Shot — This isn’t from Arthur’s camera. I paid to have my portrait taken in St. Denis. The photographer had a backdrop with what is presumably Mount Vesuvius, so of course that’s the one I went with.last_img read more

Inside prison walls

first_imgBringing the most positive and creative side of prisons, a book titled ‘Tinka Tinka Madhya Pradesh’, was recently released by Kiren Rijiju, MOS. Written by prison reformer Vartika Nanda, this book makes an original attempt in engaging 19 people – twelve men, two women, four children (lodged with their mothers), and a Prahari from the prisons of Madhya Pradesh. It’s interesting to note that all four kids are below the age of six, and three of them were born in prison. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAn orchestra of art, creativity, and change inside prisons, it is designed as a miniature version of a traditional coffee table book. With 160 pages and costs Rs 995, the book is based on Vartika Nanda’s journey to different prisons of Madhya Pradesh. Tinka Tinka Foundation acts as a bridge between the prisons, judiciary, and society. It is the first publisher in the world dedicated entirely to prison literature. Tinka Tinka Madhya Pradesh is the third in the series of books published on prisons in India. The first book, ‘Tinka Tinka Tihar’, presents a collection of poems published by the women inmates of Tihar Jail. Tinka Tinka Dasna, the second book, records the journey of five individuals whose lives changed after being sentenced to life imprisonment in Dasna Prison, and their search for meaning within their altered circumstances. However, ‘Tinka Tinka Madhya Pradesh’ is dedicated to the children who live in prisons either with their mothers or fathers. In India, there are 1800 children who are in prisons.last_img read more

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