It’s Lord Ram’s wonder, says Akhilesh

first_imgSamajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday made light of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit to the Taj Mahal, saying it is Lord Ram’s “kamaal” (wonder).Mr. Adityanath had to visit the Taj Mahal under “pressure from the Centre”, the SP leader charged. “See how time changes… BJP did not consider it as heritage… and now the CM is cleaning West Gate of the Taj Mahal with a ‘jhadu’ (broom),” Mr. Yadav told reporters here.“He (CM) is wielding broom there. We have nothing to do with it. It is Lord Ram’s ‘kamaal’,” he said.Tourists from all over the world visit the monument, he observed.“I am waiting for him to get clicked on that seat (with the Taj Mahal in the background),” he said.“BJP men had termed the Taj Mahal as Shiva Temple. Some termed it as a blot on Indian culture. ,” he said.Damage controlMr. Yadav had visited the Taj as the U.P. Chief Minister over two years ago on Valentine’s Day and sat on one of the benches in front of the monument along with his wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav.Mr. Adityanath’s visit is seen by many as a damage control exercise after a series of controversies erupted, beginning with a UP tourism department booklet not mentioning the white marble monument in its list of development projects in the state.Last year, Mr. Adityanath had said that the Taj does not represent Indian culture and that visiting dignitaries should be given the Gita rather than Taj replicas.last_img read more

Chronic maternal stress tied to dental cavities in kids

first_imgLondon, Sep 20 (PTI) Mothers who suffer from chronic stress are more likely to have children with a higher prevalence of dental cavities, a new study has found. Chronic stress was also found to be linked to lower probabilities of breast feeding and dental visits by children. Researchers analysed data from 716 maternal-child pairs in the US, with children aged two to six years and mothers who were on average 30 six years of age, taken from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988?1994) in the US. Researchers from Kings College London and University of Washington found that dental cavities were more common among children whose mother had two or more biological markers of chronic stress, an incident known as allostatic load (AL), compared to no markers of AL (44.2 per cent vs 27.9 per cent respectively). Additional analysis tested the association between maternal AL and care-taking behaviours, such as breast feeding, dental visits, and eating breakfast daily. They identified that dental cavities were more common among children whose mother did not breastfeed them, than those who did: 62.9 per cent vs 37.1 per cent respectively. Mothers who had one and two or more markers of AL were significantly less likely to breastfeed than those with a normal AL level. The study also considered the role of socioeconomic status in the relationships. Several studies have established a persistent association between socioeconomic status (SES) – and dental cavities, but few have also evaluated one possible pathway – that of maternal stress. When SES was considered in the analysis, the significant relationship between AL and child cavities decreased; as expected considering the established relationships between SES and both maternal AL and child cavities. “Chronic maternal stress as a potential risk factor is something we need to consider, in addition to the wider implications of maternal wellbeing, social, and psychological environment on dental health,” said co-author Wael Sabbah from the Dental Institute at Kings College London. “Our study indicated that mothers with lower income were significantly less likely to breastfeed or to have taken their child to the dentist in the prior year,” Sabbah said. This was not the first study to associate maternal exposure to stress and child cavities, but it is the first study to examine the relationship using biological markers – serum triglycerides; serum HDL cholesterol; plasma glucose; serum C-reactive protein; systolic or diastolic blood pressure; and waist circumference, researchers said. The study was published in the American Journal of Public Health. PTI MHN RCL AKJ RCLadvertisementlast_img read more

IPL 2016: Moises Henriques hails ‘little genius’ Mustafizur Rahman

first_imgIndia, who toured Bangladesh in 2015, were jolted by a young left-arm pacer in the opening match. Chasing a 308-run target, MS Dhoni and Co. were bundled out for 228. Thanks to Mustafizur Rahman who shone on debut with a five-wicket haul. The lanky pacer didn’t stop there. Two days hence, he came up with a six-wicket haul and led his team to a historic series win. This time his victim-list included the Indian skipper. Mustafizur was celebrated by the cricket world and he just needed two matches to become Bangladesh’s new national hero. (Full IPL coverage)  The 20-year-old left-armer impressed on his Test debut also. He scalped a four-for against South Africa at home.  As expected the Indian Premier League franchises were willing to spend big money on Mustafizur during the IPL auctions.  Eventually, Sunrisers Hyderabad added him to their pace armoury at Rs 1.4 crore.Undeterred by what was happening around him, Mustafizur kept doing what he does the best. At the recently concluded World T20, he stole the show with nine wickets from three matches at a staggering average of 9.55.And in the IPL, he is already making heads turn with his game-changing bowling performances. Mustafizur has taken seven wickets from five appearances and has an impressive economy of 5.75 in the tournament that is known for the big-hitting and small grounds.On Saturday, Mustafizur was named the Man of the Match for his four-over spell against Kings XI Punjab in which he took two wickets and conceded only nine runs. The Bangladesh star put the brakes on Punjab’s scoring rate by bowling 16 dot balls.’Special talent’advertisementDavid Warner, the skipper of Sunrisers, was elated with the performance of his pacer. “Mustafizur Rahman is a special talent, Bangladesh should be privileged to have him. His change of pace and execution is brilliant,” he said. (Also read: Ecstatic David Warner praises ‘special talent’ Mustafizur Rahman) “It is early on in the tournament but hopefully he can keep continuing his form. His change of pace and knowledge of the game is very good,” he added.Warner also said Mustafizur felt a little nervous at the post-match ceremonies as the Bangladesh pacer is not being able to speak English.”He always says to me ‘bowling no problem, but speaking and batting problem’,” Warner said.Asked how he was communicating with Mustafizur, Warner jokingly said: “It comes before the game: Google Translate. And I’ve got a friend at home who speaks Bangla, so I get him to text me a little bit.”The Australian opener praised Mustafizur saying the pacer knew what he wanted to do on the field and was able to set his own fields. “But when you’re out on the field he knows what he’s got to do and he sets his field. If I disagree with one of his field placements, it’s pretty easy to communicate.”‘Little genius’Warner’s Australian teammate Moises Henriques, who is also plying his trade with Sunrisers this season, was equally overwhelmed by Mustafizur’s show on Saturday.”The little genius was at it again tonight at the death,” he said.”We know if we can keep the pressure on up front he’ll do the job for us at the end. It’d be interesting to go back (in history) and see a bowler who’s bowled three of the last six overs and still only gone for eight or nine runs in their four,” Henriques, who removed David Miller and Glenn Maxwell in the same over on Saturday, said.last_img read more

I-League: Aizawl beat Mohun Bagan 1-0 in crucial penultimate tie

first_imgZohmingliana Ralte headed in a late winner as Aizawl FC edged closer to creating history with a 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a crucial I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.Ralte  in the 83rd minute, exploited some loose marking by the Mohun Bagan defenders to find the net in the closing stages of a match which saw an intense battle between the two teams.Post Match Celebrations at Aizawl.#AFC 1:0 #MB #AFCvMB #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/9AGNkJU5Wp- Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) April 22, 2017Aizawl are now favourites for the title, having regained the top spot in the league table with 36 points from 17 matches.Post Match Celebrations at Aizawl.#AFC 1:0 #MB #AFCvMB #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/JENUcoSFTc- Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) April 22, 2017They are now on the brink of creating history as even a draw in their last match against Shillong Lajong FC will see them cap their fairytale run and become the first team from the north-east to win the I-League.Mohun Bagan on the other hand, are in a complicated situation. The Kolkata giants have dropped to the second place with a tally of 33 points from 17 matches.They need to beat top division debutants Chennai City FC in their last match and hope that Lajong manage to defeat Aizawl. If the fervent prayers of their fans are answered and such a scenario does happen, then Mohun Bagan will win the title due to their superior goal difference and head to head record.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Mourinho insists luck was with Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Mourinho insists luck was with Liverpoolby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists luck was with Liverpool for Sunday’s 3-1 defeat.Sadio Mane had put the hosts ahead on 24 minutes, but a mistake from Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker allowed Jesse Lingard to equalise soon after. However, further strikes followed for Jurgen Klopp’s men after the break, with substitute Xherdan Shaqiri netting two deflected efforts to seal the hosts’ 3-1 victory.Mourinho said, “They had a strong team and showed they are the strongest team. It’s hard to concede two goals in the moments we conceded and even harder the way the goals happened [with the deflections]. I think our difficult period in the game was the first 20 minutes when we couldn’t cope with their fantastic intensity and speed and pressing. After that we were quite calm in the game and the game was controlled. “We can say of course they attacked much more than us, they had corners, they had more play in our half than we had in their half, but it was exactly the moment when the game was going into the dynamic when they were really frustrated. “You had centre-backs coming with the ball and shooting from 30 yards into the stands – that was a period when the game was more under control and we felt that we could win, even a little bit undeservedly, but it was the moment when sometimes teams that are dominating a game can lose matches. But that was when we conceded two goals. David [De Gea] was saying in the dressing room afterwards that they [Shaqiri’s shots] would have been two easy balls for him, but because of the deflections he had no chance.”Mourinho insisted luck was with the hosts, “If you want to speak about fortune, then speak about their second and third goals. Our goal was a good move by the side, I think [Romelu] Lukaku got in the space behind the full-back with a good cross and then Jesse [Lingard] arrived in a dangerous position and the goalkeeper made, what I used to call, half of a mistake. To speak about luck and goals we have to speak about the second and third goals.” last_img read more

Reform Measures Delivering Jobs – PM

first_imgStory Highlights The Prime Minister was contributing to a debate on the Bill to repeal the Road Maintenance Fund Act in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 14). Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the economic and structural reforms being undertaken by the Government are delivering real jobs for Jamaicans. He said the increase in employment over the last two quarters has been “fantastic” and “in the closing quarter we will be seeing (even) more jobs”. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the economic and structural reforms being undertaken by the Government are delivering real jobs for Jamaicans.He said the increase in employment over the last two quarters has been “fantastic” and “in the closing quarter we will be seeing (even) more jobs”.The Prime Minister was contributing to a debate on the Bill to repeal the Road Maintenance Fund Act in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 14).The Bill, which was passed, provides for the closure of the Fund and assimilation of its functions into the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. The move is expected to result in savings to the Government of approximately $35 million.The closure of the Fund is part of Government’s public sector reform agenda aimed at reducing bureaucracy and improving efficiency in order to stimulate private-sector investment and job creation.“We (are) looking clinically on where we can expand shared services to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and get us on our way to meeting our debt to gross domestic product (GDP) target,” Mr. Holness said.He noted that the Government is committing to providing the private sector with the strategic support, “so that it can absorb whatever jobs may be released from the public sector”.He assured workers employed under the Fund that opportunities for jobs will be created elsewhere in government or in the private sector.last_img read more

Peoples democracy

first_imgNational Politics is no longer La-affaire of New Delhi, Modi has taken it to the common man of India. Love it or hate it, Modi’s BJP is back to power with thumping majority with an increased tally from 2014. Some are surprised to see the result and may still look at the tally with utter disbelief. As post-election rituals, multiple analysis have come in different newspapers and analysts were running from pillar to post to present their intellectual point of views through statistics, socio-economic issues or by explaining the ill-equipped strategy of opposition to demystify the grand winning of Narendra Modi. Alas, nothing was visible to them just a month ago. Also Read – A staunch allyThe fact of the matter is that the entire gamut of political discussions and analysis by intellectuals and oppositions were devoid of common man’s perspective of national politics. There was no effort by opposition parties or political pundits to reach to the common man to understand their perspective of national politics. Evidently, they were unable to understand that Modi had already taken the national politics to an altogether different level of perception and seriousness. Hence, the ignorance of opposition was translated into a huge defeat in election 2019. Modi was way ahead to plan the ushering of a new dimension in Indian politics. Also Read – Cuban pathosFrom the day NDA assumed office in 2014, Modi was consistent to create a distinct identity of his way of doing national politics. A major shift was observed in the last five years where the Union government started communicating to people of India through its large numbers welfare schemes, foreign relationships, economic issues and other matters. More importantly, the NDA government took huge initiatives to talk about those in public domain setting aside the fear of controversies around it. People at large have got a feeling that they are also an integral part of national politics. In past, central governments were all about high-end strategies, planning, schemes and elite foreign affairs limited only to high offices of Delhi, circumvent by elite bureaucracy. In Modi regime that has ceased to exist. National Politics has now become everybody’s game. It is not anymore those good old days where the interest of national politics remained within the income tax slabs declared in Union budgets or loan waivers. A persuasive Modi became successful to create a new flavour of politics which is largely insulated from state-level politics and also from his own party. A distinct identity of national politics has emerged which is tangible to masses. This is something new for India and Modi is in the centre of it. You may very well call it Brand Modi. Other parties need to learn from NAMO the ABCD of political branding and in-depth strategy of engaging masses. Surely, the outcome was Brand loyalty and enabling positive decision making drivers to people to choose their leader. After assuming office in 2014, the new government began with a makeover of all government departments’ digital platforms with interactive modules for people encouraging two-way communication. Modi rolled his first initiative as Swaccha Bharat Schemes engaging people to participate. In the subsequent time, multiple welfare schemes have been rolled out and most of them are named after Prime Minister’s Schemes shunning away from the legacy of nomenclature after departed leaders. From Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to Ayushman India, Central government was really focused to communicate them to masses without worrying about the outcome of recent future. From “Mann Ki Baat” to discourses by ministers and party leaders, considerable time had been devoted to explain these initiatives. Slowly it has entered into the subconscious mind of people that national politics can interact with them and it matters. Modi’s foreign visits also became a celebration of his politics. Detailed media coverage, public addresses to NRIs, interaction with leaders made his visits great events for politics. Being a master orator, he did not forget to praise India and Indians in every interaction in abroad which country saw and read in details. Foreign affairs expanded its wings from close-door high-profile meetings and exchange of dossiers with diplomatic smiles to an interactive political exercise. Thus, we have seen the emergence of a national leader who has made himself distinct in politics, leadership and policy. So the obvious question asked by BJP before the election: Modi versus who? It is surprising to see that opposition parties did not innovate their politics to counter Modi’s politics. They practised that age-old method of politics where the voter has to vote for national politics but should remain engrossed in local-level politics and influences thereof. A lucid alliance named as Mahagatbandhan had been placed before electorates where no one was sure which all parties were in or which all were not. No common agenda, no common platform and no unified leadership marred its prospect as an alternative. Parties and leaders keener to get a better bargain post-election if the alliance wins. Once again it was the politics of comfort & high offices where the electorate had been insulated to the decision makings or, more precisely to know the choice of its prime minister. It transpired that they were not really serious for people’s politics rather more interested in power-sharing, dynasty and self-interest. They failed to interact with people to project themselves as a serious alternative in national politics. Gone are the days where individual voters look towards national politics through the smoke screen of local politics. “National Politics is a serious business for everybody”- Modi established this as a punch line of his brand of politics. The leader needs to communicate from the front and take ownership of his action. People are keen to know what is there for them from the parties or the alliances per se. National politics is a matter of national interest nowadays. Politics of convenience to grab power will no longer yield any dividend.(The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Familys emotions boil over at sight of Loretta Saunders alleged killers

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was an emotional day for the family of Loretta Saunders.She’s the Inuk woman from Labrador who was murdered in February.Many travelled from home to be in Halifax for the preliminary hearing two face the two people charged with killing her.APTN’s Trina Roache has this story.last_img

Over 9K service voters in Delhis electoral roll

first_imgNEW DELHI: There are over 9,000 service voters in Delhi, according to the national capital’s electoral roll published this January. The electoral roll is being continuously updated ahead of the Lok Sabha polls scheduled on May 12 in Delhi, officials said. There are 9,023 service voters in Delhi as per the electoral roll published on January 18, according to the data shared by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi .Personnel of the armed forces, central armed Police forces and state police personnel deployed outside their constituencies are considered as service voters. Diplomats and other support staff serving in embassies are also service voters. The Election Commission had said in February that there was a substantial increase in the number of service voters in the country enrolled ahead of the Lok Sabha elections as compared to 2014. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsA total of 16,62,993 service personnel have been enrolled as service electors in the country in the electoral roll 2019, it had said. In 2014, the corresponding figure was 13,27,627. Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh had said on Monday that around two lakh people have been added to the electoral roll in Delhi in the last two months, taking the total number of eligible voters till date to 1.39 crore. “On January 18, the total number of voters in the electoral roll of Delhi stood at 1,36,95,291. So, there is an increase of nearly two lakh voters since then,” Singh said.last_img read more

9 injured after train collides with inspection car

first_imgKolkata: Nine persons reportedly suffered injuries after a local train collided with a railway inspection car at Sreerampore Station on Saturday afternoon. Locals and railway staff rescued the injured and rushed them to a local hospital.According to passengers waiting at the station, a railway inspection car was working on the track. At the same time, Seoraphuli local train was to arrive availing the same track. The locomotive pilot of Seoraphuli local identified the inspection car at a close distance. As soon as he saw the inspection car, he applied brakes. But before it could come to a complete halt, the train hit the inspection car resulting in serious damage. Also, the staff in the inspection car sustained injuries due to the collision. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSome passengers of the Seoraphuli local train also sustained minor injuries due to the collision as they fell on the compartment floor when there was a jerk. However, because of the slow speed of the train, the extent of damage was not high. Sources informed that the locomotive pilot of Seoraphuili local was given a green signal to avail the said track to proceed. Questions arose as to how could a train get clearance along the same track where an inspection car is already there. According to railway sources, an investigation in this regard has been ordered already. If any negligence is found, stringent action will be taken.last_img read more

Afghanistan UN urges greater civilian protection after bloodiest month

“Parties to the conflict must increase their efforts to protect civilians now,” said Georgette Gagnon, the Director of Human Rights in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement. “More civilians were killed in May than in any other month since 2007 when UNAMA began documenting civilian casualties,” she added. At least 368 civilians died in conflict in May with anti-government elements responsible for 301 or 82 per cent of the deaths, and pro-government forces blamed for 45 deaths or 12 per cent of the total. Nearly 600 civilians were injured. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by anti-government elements continue to cause most the casualties. IED attacks were responsible for 119 deaths in May or 41 per cent of the total, and 274 injuries. “We are very concerned that civilian suffering will increase even more over the summer fighting season which historically brings the highest numbers of civilian casualties,” said Ms. Gagnon. Civilian casualties attributed to ground combat have been on the rise since the beginning of the Taliban”s spring offensive on 30 April. Pro-government forces are blamed for 45 civilian deaths or 12 per cent of the total, with ground combat responsible for half of the casualties. The majority of the attacks were in areas where anti-government elements and pro-government forces expanded operations, particularly in the north and regions bordering Pakistan. Air strikes were blamed for 3 per cent of the total deaths in May, according to UNAMA. 11 June 2011Last month was the most violent for civilians in Afghanistan in recent years as attacks by insurgents intensified, the United Nations mission in the country said today, reiterating its call for greater protection of civilians. read more

Canada sommons Sri Lankas High Commissioner

Baird later said in a press release that he would be pushing the issue during the the next Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting. Wagiswara meanwhile argues that after an almost 30-year civil war, significant social change in the country is not a sprint—it’s a marathon.On the impeachment of the Chief Justice she said that any issue with a judge can be dealt with through law or standing orders and the government followed the standing orders process. The prime minister’s office also sent out a press release on the subject. “What happened over 30 years we cannot solve in three, or four, or five years,” she argued. “It often takes a generation.”Ms. Wagiswara said many programs currently running are meant to bring both Tamil and Sinhalese youth together to learn about each other’s community, and understand one another.Language training is also being given so that citizens can better interact, she said. But, she said the relationship between the Tamils and the Sinhalese is not as easy to rebuild as buildings or bridges. Ms. Wagiswara said that Sri Lanka wants “all countries to participate” in the Commonwealth meeting, and added that Canada is the only country that has threatened to not take part.She also stressed that the civil war ended less than four years ago.“It was a very difficult conflict, and there are so many issues,” she said, listing the work that has been done to rebuild destroyed infrastructure, rehabilitate child soldiers, and to successfully clear 98 per cent of the landmines that lay hidden. Canada had summoned Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to discuss Canada’s “deep concern” with the country, a Canadian Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said.Embassy News in Canada said that the meeting between Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to Canada Chitranganee Wagiswara had taken place recently. Ms. Wagiswara said her government wants the international community to know that the Sri Lankan government accepts “that there are outstanding issues to be addressed,” but argued that when other countries are consistently pointing fingers at Sri Lanka’s faults, it “takes away our focus because we have to keep defending.”“We would want Mr. Baird, or members of Parliament to…go to Sri Lanka and see for themselves what is being done,” she added.When asked if Mr. Baird intended to R.S.V.P, his office only wrote that “Direct engagement with the Government of Sri Lanka at all levels is important” and highlighted that there were high-level Canadian visits to the country in 2012.When asked when Canada would decide on its participation in the Commonwealth meeting, Mr. Baird’s press secretary, Rick Roth, wrote that “There is still time for the Government of Sri Lanka to demonstrate good faith in advance” of the meeting.“Canada will continue to monitor developments closely and make a final decision based on assessment of the situation on the ground closer to the time.”Mr. Roth outlined that “Canada needs to see positive signs in the area of human rights, political reconciliation, democratic values and accountability” before attending.Specifically, Canada wants the Sri Lankan government to implement all recommendations of a post-war Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and steps outlined in its own National Action Plan, wrote Mr. Roth.Meanwhile, while Ms. Wagiswara said she has found Canadian MPs and ministers very accessible, Mr. Roth confirmed that the she was “called into a meeting at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on Friday, January 11th, to discuss Canada’s deep concern over recent developments in that country as outlined [by] Prime Minister Harper, Foreign Minister Baird and Immigration Minister Kenney.” read more

Opinion 5 lesserknown Ohio State football upperclassmen to watch

3. Nick Vannett, redshirt-junior tight endMeyer has called senior tight end Jeff Heuerman one of the best in the country, but the OSU coach had praise for Vannett on Monday as well.“Nick Vannett has had as good of camp at tight end that I’ve seen, which is great for him to see him do that,” Meyer said.That’s pretty big praise, especially coming from a coach like Meyer, who has coached some extremely talented tight ends in his career. Heuerman, though, happens to be working through an injury heading into week one.Meyer said Heuerman isn’t 100 percent healthy yet, but he expects the tight end to play against Navy on Saturday.For Vannett, that could be the chance of a lifetime as he had eight receptions for 80 yards and one touchdown last season. Heuerman tallied 26 catches for 466 yards and four touchdowns in comparison.No matter how much Heuerman plays Saturday, look for Vannett to be a key contributor on offense, especially as a safety blanket for Barrett.If he plays well, Vannett could push Heuerman for touches all season. 1. Steve Miller, senior defensive linemanEven though some have dubbed OSU’s defensive line the best in the nation, that doesn’t mean the starting four will be the only players to see the field along the defensive front.In fact, one of those starters — junior defensive lineman Noah Spence — won’t see the field at all for the first two games of the season because of a three-game suspension. That’s where Steve Miller comes in.While he isn’t necessarily expected to start in place of Spence — coach Urban Meyer is expected to release the week one depth chart on Tuesday — he is one of the most experienced reserves on the defensive line. Steve Miller played in 11 games last season and totaled 12 tackles, three of which were sacks. Those three sacks caused the opposition to lose a total of 21 yards.Look for Steve Miller to be a key contributor not only while Spence is out, but for the rest of his senior season. 2. Darryl Baldwin, redshirt-senior offensive linemanBaldwin came to OSU as a standout defensive lineman, but he’ll be leaving as the starter at right tackle along the Buckeyes’ offensive line.The Solon, Ohio, native redshirted in 2010 before playing in seven games as a backup defensive lineman the following season. In 2012, he switched over to offense but played mainly on special teams and backed up All-American Jack Mewhort at left tackle the last two seasons.While two offensive line spots are still up for grabs, Meyer named Baldwin the starter on Barrett’s strong side going into his final season. Baldwin and his position-mates will be tasked with attempting to replicate the success of the 2013 offensive line, which graduated four starters — two of whom were selected in the NFL Draft in Mewhort and Corey Linsley while the other two, Andrew Norwell and Marcus Hall, were signed as undrafted free agents.If the Buckeyes want to replicate their success running the ball from 2013, Baldwin will need to have a big season on the offensive front. OSU senior offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin. Credit: Courtesy of OSUEverybody knows senior quarterback Braxton Miller, and now everyone the name of redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. The 2014 Ohio State football roster is speckled with big-name players and former five-star recruits.But while some of those players will still be key to OSU this season, some previously lesser-known players could become household names for the Buckeye faithful this season.Here are five previously lesser-known and lightly-used players to watch on the OSU roster heading into the new season: 4. Tommy Schutt, junior defensive linemanAlong with Vannett, Meyer named Schutt as one of the most improved players on this Buckeye roster, even though he’s not expected to start with players such as senior Michael Bennett and junior Adolphus Washington ahead of him on the defensive line.What Schutt does bring to the table is depth, and if he’s getting praise like that from Meyer, he would probably be much more than a role player at most other schools.Schutt struggled with injuries in 2013 as he tallied just three tackles and 0.5 sacks in six games. The Glen Ellyn, Ill., native might have been limited last season, but he proved his talent as a true freshman in 2012 when he played in 10 games for the 12-0 Buckeyes.Barring injury, Schutt won’t get a starting nod this season, but he’ll see his fair share of the field and make an impact every time he’s out there. 5. Rashad Frazier, redshirt-senior defensive linemanAnother defensive lineman you ask? Yes, another defensive lineman.Of course Bennett, Spence, Washington and sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa will be the headline players, but they can’t play every snap.Going back to Spence’s suspension, Frazier could be the man to gain the most as he has been named as a potential replacement for the first two games of the season.After transferring to OSU from Purdue University in 2012, Frazier played in just one game last season while battling through injuries. He had a strong showing in the spring, capped off by a headline-stealing performance in OSU’s annual Spring Game on April 12.In the Spring Game, Frazier recovered a fumble in the end-zone for the first points of the game and totaled two sacks and a forced fumble. It might have been a practice game, but he was probably the most dominant defensive player for much of the day.If Frazier does in fact get the nod in Spence’s slot early this season, look for him to be playing with a chip on his shoulder as he gets his first and last shot at playing time. OSU’s season opener against Navy on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is set to kickoff at noon. read more

Russia offers fourstep plan for Syria arms handover

first_imgRUSSIA HAS HANDED the United States a plan for the Syrian regime to hand over its chemical weapons in four stages, starting with Damascus becoming a member of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.The plan, first announced by Moscow this week, aims to avert threatened US military action in retribution for a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus that the West says was perpetrated by the Syrian regime.Revealing the details of the plan for the first time, Russia’s Kommersant daily said it had been given to the American side on Tuesday, although Russia only announced on Wednesday evening that the plan had been passed on.First stepAs a first step, Damascus would join the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Kommersant said, quoting a Russian diplomatic source.Then Syria would have to declare the location of the chemical weapons arsenals and where they are made. The third step would be allowing OPCW inspectors into Syria to examine them.The final step would be deciding, in cooperation with the inspectors, how to destroy the weapons.Kommersant, which is known for its strong foreign ministry sources, said that who would physically destroy the weapons has yet to be decided but it was not excluded that the United States and Russia could do this jointly.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US counterpart John Kerry are due to discuss the plan in Geneva in talks Thursday.Kommersant said that it was the American side who requested the talks after receiving a copy of the details of the Russian plan.- © AFP, 2013Read: Obama: “I have a deeply held preference for peaceful solutions”>last_img read more

Google 3 minutes pas plus

first_imgGoogle +: 3 minutes pas plus !L’étude des usages du réseau social de Google montre que les internautes inscrits ne passent que très peu de temps sur ces pages.Si Google + revendique 90 millions d’utilisateurs, la firme de Mountain View est beaucoup moins prolixe quand il s’agit d’évoquer les habitudes de ses inscrits. L’institut ComScore a ainsi étudié ces habitudes et il s’avère que les internautes ne passent que très peu de temps sur Google +, relaye Zdnet. Pire encore pour le géant de l’Internet, il semble que le temps moyen passé chaque mois par les internautes sur Google + baisse de plus en plus. Si en novembre, il était de 5,1 minutes, il est passé 4,8 minutes en décembre et a même atteint les 3,3 minutes en janvier. Des chiffres qui font mal quand on les compare à ceux du concurrent Facebook puisque chaque inscrit y consacre en moyenne 7,5 heures mensuelles… Le 29 février 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Blackberry Z10 Ses spécifications techniques dévoilées

first_imgBlackberry Z10 : Ses spécifications techniques dévoilées ?A un mois de sa sortie mondiale, nous allons enfin en savoir un peu plus sur les caractéristiques techniques du BlackBerry Z10. ETrade Supply serait en effet parvenu à se procurer les spécifications techniques que RIM a développées pour son tout nouveau smartphone. Si les spécifications publiées par ETrade Supply disent vrai, le BlackBerry Z10 devrait être à la hauteur des enjeux qui pèsent sur lui. D’après les rumeurs, le smartphone devrait bénéficier d’un écran de 4.2 pouces offrant une résolution en 1 280×768, d’un processeur double cœur TI OMAP 4470 cadencé à 1.5 Ghz, de 2 Go de mémoire vive, de 16 Go ou 32 Go d’espace de stockage selon le modèle choisi, d’un capteur de 8 mégapixels avec Flash LED, d’un second capteur de 2 mégapixels, d’un port pour cartes microSD et d’une batterie non amovible de 1 800 mAh. Le smartphone devrait également comporter le WiFi, le Bluetooth 4.0, une puce aGPS, un port micro USB, une sortie mini HDMI et une puce NFC. Rien que ça !A noter que le Z10 pourrait être décliné en deux versions différentes ciblant des zones géographiques précises. Les États-Unis et le Canada pourraient ainsi profiter d’un processeur Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 en lieu et place du TI OMAP.Même si ces caractéristiques font rêver sur le papier, elles n’ont malheureusement pas encore été confirmées pour le moment… A suivre !Le 29 décembre 2012 à 16:18 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Exit Survey for TCI Visitors

first_img Three armed attacks in Provo, all in Blue Hills Related Items:exit survey, Gary Brough, KPMG, Tourist TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2014 — An exit survey for visitors to the country to report on their Turks and Caicos experience is just days away from starting now as the National Tourism Strategy consultant company, KPMG explains they are on the hunt for a tangible understanding of where the Turks and Caicos is, so that they can deliver on an overarching long term plan for tourism for the nation. Gary Brough, KPMG managing Director explained that since the launch of the project, KPMG’s team has been busy reviewing and critiquing previous studies and plans, researching and benchmarking the TCI against other jurisdictions and accumulating data and statistics. Add to this, Brough, who is also the leader for KPMG in Travel, Leisure and Tourism practice in the Caribbean explained that they want to hear from the general public on ideas for an enhanced tourism product. Consultation meetings are planned for this month also; those exit surveys will be for both airline and cruise departures. Recommended for you Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

World Cancer Day 2017

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 8, 2017 – On the 4th February, World Cancer Day was observed under the theme “We Can. I Can”.  World Cancer Day presents the opportunity to raise awareness and draw attention to the fact that we can all help to prevent and or control cancer.  Addressing cancer in the TCI and globally calls for combined efforts between governments, civil society organizations and nongovernmental organizations to promote action and investments in areas including promotion of healthy lifestyles, tobacco control, cancer screening and early detection, allowing for improved cancer treatment services, and if there is no possible cure palliative care.The Turks and Caicos Islands are encouraged to be inspired and take action! The number of cases of cancers being diagnosed within the TCI has significantly increased over the years. Mrs. Aldora Robinson, Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy stated; “We must take responsible action for our health, we need regular medical checkups, early detection is critical, we need to exercise and reduce our intake of the foods that increase our risk for cancer.”The Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services the Hon. Edwin Astwood stated; “As the Minister, my team and I have embarked on the practice of maintaining a healthy diet and I encourage everyone living in the Turks and Caicos Islands to start a healthy diet plan, practice regular and proper physical activity and remember together we can reduce and prevention the risk of cancer and cancer associated ailments.”The Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services are continually improving not only access to care, but developing programs to assist individuals in the prevention and control of cancers.  For more information contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 338-2772.Let us join forces as we take action, yes we can. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TakeactionagainstCancer, #WorldCancerDay2017center_img #MagneticMediaNews #WorldCancerDay2017 #TakeactionagainstCancerlast_img read more

Hyderabad Businessman who injured in attack by assailants dies

first_imgHyderabad: Ram Prasad (48), a steel trader who was undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Hyderabad died on Sunday. He was rushed to the hospital on Saturday night after seriously injured in an attack by the unidentified assailants. Three assailants with sickles stabbed Ram Prasad when he was coming out of the Venkateswara temple in Durga nagar under Punjagutta police station limits at 8 pm on Saturday night. Police intensified their investigation to nab the culprits.last_img

Its official Salman Khan thrilled to romance Alia Bhatt in Sanjay Leela

first_imgSalman Khan, Alia Bhatt and Sanjay Leela BhansaliCollage of photos taken from Twitter and FacebookBollywood superstar Salman Khan and actress Alia Bhatt have confirmed the news that they will be seen together in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming Bollywood movie titled Inshallah.Sanjay Leela Bhansali had earlier worked with Salman Khan in movies like Khamoshi: The Musical (1996) and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). Of late, it was rumoured that they will come back together after 20 years. The filmmaker took to his Twitter account to put all the rumour mills to rest.Bhansali Productions tweeted, “Finally all speculations and wait end as 2019 brings together #SLB, @BeingSalmanKhan and @aliaa08 in his next film, #Inshallah. Wishing that this entire journey be filled with a lot of love and Inshallah, the team is blessed with hope and faith♥️ @SKFilmsOfficial @prerna982″Salman Khan took to his Twitter account to share his excitement over teaming up with Alia Bhatt in Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The B-Town superstar tweeted, “It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey. #Inshallah #SLB @aliaa08 @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial”Alia Bhatt has worked with most of the popular Bollywood actors. This is for the first time she will be working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The actress tweeted, “I was 9 when I first walked into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office, all nervous and hoping and praying that I would be in his next film. It’s been a long wait.”Later, Alia Bhatt added, “Dream with your eyes wide open they say & I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together & I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful journey called “Inshallah” ❤ #Inshallah #SLB @BeingSalmanKhan @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial @prerna982.”last_img read more