first_imgOn a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that killings in the name of cow protection won’t be tolerated, a man was beaten to death by a mob here on Thursday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle.A case has been registered on the basis of a video footage of the lynching, police said.The incident took place just a couple of days after a mob attacked and injured a man in Giridih district on suspicion that he had slaughtered a cow.Also Read Protectors can never be killers: VHP on cow vigilantes  S.P. Kishore Kaushal told a press conference that around 30 people surrounded the van bearing a West Bengal number plate in the Bazaar Tand area of Ramgarh police station.They dragged out the driver of the vehicle, Mohd. Allimuddin, a resident of neighbouring Hazaribagh district, and thrashed him, injuring him seriously.The police on getting information rushed to the spot and took Mohd. Allimuddin to a hospital where he was declared “brought dead” by doctors, a police officer said.The mob also set the vehicle on fire, he said.According to Mr. Kaushal, the case was registered on the basis of the video footage and asserted the guilty would be arrested soon.Ramgarh Deputy Commissioner Rajeswari B., who was also present in the press conference, said additional forces have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order.last_img read more

first_imgDollar bond issuance from Indian companies looks set to accelerate in the New Year off a 2017 record as issuers cash in on bullish investor sentiment and the lowest borrowing costs in a decade.Dollar-denominated bond sales from India soared almost 90% to an all-time high of $15.2 billion in 2017, Bloomberg-compiled data show. Historically low interest rates and credit spreads have allowed some of the nation’s best-rated companies to access markets at very competitive pricing, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Strong investor appetite internationally will spur further gains in 2018, according to Jay Capital Ltd.“Investors are ready to lap up India paper,” said Asit Bhatia, managing director for global corporate and investment banking at the Indian unit of Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a phone interview. “There is a dearth of good Indian paper in the dollar bond markets.”Read it at Live Mint Related Itemslast_img read more

first_imgEver since the experienced Yuvraj Singh got omitted from the side in June this year, the Indian team management has been looking for the perfect player to fill in the No. 4 slot in the batting order but a permanent solution is nowhere in sight.The team management has tried out the likes of Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav with Dinesh Karthik being the latest batsman to be slotted in at No. 4 in the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand.With MS Dhoni coming in at No. 5 to guide the young batting lineup, India is desperately searching for the one batsman who can make the No. 4 spot his own.Pandya played a couple of outstanding knocks against Australia at No. 4 but he has been used as a floater who can bat anywhere in the lineup from No 4 to 7. The 24-year-old impressed one and all in the four knocks he played at No. 4, but it’s at No. 7 where he’s been at his destructive best.Pandey and Jadhav’s inconsistency has meant that the captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri cannot fully rely on them to fulfil the job at hand each time they go out to bat.But there is still hope and one man who could solve India’s problems in the middle-order and fill out the No. 4 spot is the experienced Suresh Raina. The Uttar Pradesh cricketer has played 223 ODIs for India and amassed 5568 runs at 35.46 with five hundreds and 36 fifties.Reuters Photo Throughout his career Raina has played 18 knocks at No. 4 and scored 675 runs at an average of 45 with one hundred and six half-centuries. He has batted at No.5 on 81 occasions and has three hundreds with an impressive strike-rate and average. The point is, he knows how to rotate strike and build partnerships when the chips are down.advertisementApart from his experience of batting in that position, Raina has the additional advantage of having played with Dhoni for a long time now in the national team and at Chennai Super Kings, where he has been a prolific run-scorer.Not only that, Raina is also a handy part-time off-spin bowler and an exceptional fielder.It has been two years since Raina played an ODI for India having been dropped from the side due to his poor form with the bat in 2015. Fitness issues have kept him out of the side off late after he failed the yo-yo test before the Sri Lanka tour this year.But he has been working hard on that aspect ever since and trying to make a case for his comeback in the side.Raina for long has been trying to solve his issues with the short ball, a tactic which most of the teams around the world have been using against him.If he manages to sort out his problems with the short ball and improves his fitness levels, Raina could be the solution to India’s problem at No. 4, an important slot in ODIs which needs a permanent fix.last_img read more

first_imgOn Tuesday, he announced he would be visiting three schools this week, and Andrew King reports he will make a stop in Stillwater.Belton (TX) OL Zach Shackelford (@shackattack1997) tells me he plans to visit #Tulsa, #OklahomaState, & #KansasState this week.— Andrew King (@Andrew_TFB) July 22, 2015Oklahoma State has already landed commitments on the offensive line from Teven Jenkins and Dylan Galloway, but the offensive line position is a top priority again in the 2016 recruiting class, and I would not be surprised if they try to sign as many as four lineman during this recruiting cycle.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Offensive guard Zach Shackelford announced his top 9 schools recently, with OSU making his cut.Shackelford, a 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman, is rated as a three-star prospect by 247sports. He picked up an offer not long after making a visit to the Stillwater campus.OSU ?— Zach Shackelford (@shackattack1997) April 18, 2015last_img read more

first_imgManchester United Lukaku quashes talk of Mourinho rift at Man Utd following FA Cup final questions Chris Burton 23:25 5/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Romelu Lukaku, Jose Mourinho Getty Manchester United Romelu Lukaku José Mourinho Belgium Premier League World Cup The Belgian has sought to clarify why he did not start a Wembley showpiece against Chelsea and shed light on his relationship with a demanding boss Romelu Lukaku claims to have a “perfect relationship” with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite the Portuguese having queried his absence from the starting line-up in the FA Cup final.As the Red Devils prepared to face Chelsea at Wembley, much of the pre-match attention focused on the fitness of a star striker looking to line up against his former club.Lukaku had been nursing an ankle problem heading into the game and was eventually deemed to be short of the fitness levels required to play from the off in such a crucial fixture. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Mourinho was, however, to suggest that it was the £75 million striker, not him, who made that call, telling reporters: “It’s not difficult, it was his decision, it was his decision.”When a player tells you he’s not ready to play, not ready to start, then the question is, ‘How many minutes you think you can [play]?’ But how can I convince a player who is not ready? It’s nonsense.”Lukaku has now sought to clarify why he only figured off the bench in a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea, while also seeking to end any talk of a rift having emerged at Old Trafford between star forward and demanding manager.He said when asked if he was desperate to start the FA Cup final: “Of course I was, but I didn’t look good in training at all.”It was a difficult situation. Obviously me and the manager had a conversation, he’s the one that made the decision.”But we had a conversation after the game, where we were both disappointed that we lost the game.Romelu Lukaku Jose Mourinho Manchester United no rift“I said to him, ‘I’m looking forward to next season’, to see the team that he is going to prepare for next year to hopefully challenge Manchester City.”Everybody is thinking me and the manager has a big issue or something, but it’s not like that, me and the manager have a perfect relationship. We had a little chat after the game and everything is all clear.”Lukaku was speaking at Belgium’s World Cup training base, as they ready themselves for another shot at global glory.This could be the last time a so-called ‘golden generation’ competes at a major tournament before the inevitable emergence of new talent, but a man expected to provide inspiration in the final third is reluctant to set any targets for Roberto Martinez’s star-studded side.Lukaku added: “A few years ago, before we went to Brazil [World Cup 2014] and France [Euro 2016], I was always saying I want to go to the final and win the tournament, because talent-wise I think we have one of the most talented teams.”But at the end of the day, from the past experiences that I’ve learned, that’s not the best thing to say. You have to show your talent and ambition on the pitch.”For us now we are using these three weeks to make sure we are prepared, and make sure we win as many games as possible. If you do that, you can have a lot of nice results.”last_img read more

first_imgThis interview is the second in a seven part series taken during the 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series held in Townsville from Friday, 11 to Sunday, 13 June.  In this interview we speak with Giselle Martin.To view the video please follow the link or locate ‘MyTouch TV’ on the Touch Football Australia homepage

first_imgLegendary Emmy-winning actor and comedian Ed Asner presents the 6th Annual Ed Asner & Friends Poker Tournament Celebrity Night on Saturday, September 8, 2018, 5:00 PM, at Playa Studios (11260 Playa Ct. Culver City, CA).Asner leads a long list of celebrities, sponsors, and top movie studio execs who are ALL-IN this year on behalf of of The Ed Asner Family Center (TEAFC) dedicated to helping differently “abled” individuals. More than 300 guests are expected to attend at this year’s event. #pokerwithed“Don’t miss our Celebrity Annual Texas Hold ’Em Tournament and Poker Night. Come compete against celebrities, friends and members of the entertainment industry together to raise funds for my new The Ed Asner Family Center,” said Asner, who has a son and grandsons on the autistic spectrum. “Our goal is to nurture and cultivate self confidence for those with special needs and to embrace and support their families.”Past celebrities that have joined Asner include Rosie O’Donnell, Don Cheadle, Clancy Brown, Matthew Modine, Michael Chiklis, Dylan McDermott, Lou Diamond Phillips, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Bergeron, Peter Fonda, Daryl Hannah, Thomas Gibson, Lisa Loeb, Michael McKean, Holly Robinson-Pete, Wayne Brady, Randy Rainbow, Sebastian Bach, Rocky Carroll, Patricia Heaton, Ivy Teves, William Zabka, Greg Grunberg, among others.Now in its sixth year, the poker tournament is expecting to raise over $100,000. The Ed Asner Family Center is a nonprofit co-founded by the Asner family whose mission is to help those with special needs and their families seeking wholeness in all facets of life. The Ed Asner Family Center not only caters to the needs of the special individual, but aims to embrace the complete family, helping them meet the challenges they face with grace and support. The Center offers arts and career advancement programs after school and on the weekends as well as counseling and mindfulness classes.A longtime advocate for the developmentally disabled and those on the autistic spectrum, Asner personally understands the challenges that special needs families face, and the healing power of a creative, loving environment. The Los Angeles based The Ed Asner Family Center is the first of many branches nationwide. In the past, the Ed Asner Poker Tournament has raised much needed funds for charitable organizations such as Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America.In addition to the Celebrity Poker Tournament, guests will enjoy a dinner buffet, cocktails, silent auction and opportunity drawings. Poker prizes will be awarded for the top three winners. Non-poker players can also join in to watch the poker tournament, enjoy the buffet, cocktails, and participate in the Silent/Live Auctions.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Communication, collaboration, co-operation. Those are a few favourite things when it comes to “managing up” at work, but handling a difficult boss can be tricky.The challenges and risks are playing out in the White House on a regular basis with a long list of departures as President Donald Trump grows increasingly wary of advice from staff. For the rest of us, though, what’s on the table when attempting to manage up, and what’s at stake? It’s more than just workflow, and it can be a job killer.Some common scenarios:WHEN YOU DISAGREE WITH A BOSSDuncan Lowe in San Francisco is co-producer and co-host of a weekly podcast called “Millennial Minded.” He also works in account management for the public relations and marketing firm Double Forte. His weekly podcast guest is his boss, the company’s founder, president and CEO, Lee Caraher, who wrote the book “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making it Work at Work.”Lowe, at 27, is a millennial. Caraher, at 54, is not. It’s a common age dynamic in workplaces today.“I always knew that communication is crucial, but sometimes we shy away from confronting an issue because it doesn’t feel good. We run away from conflict,” Lowe says. “But things can really fester. They just don’t go away. Confront, but do it respectfully and come with some context around the issue. Once you have that conversation, it feels really good and you feel like a weight has been lifted.”And what says the boss?“Company values have become so much more important to a wide range of workers,” she says. “There’s a high degree of expectation from a large portion of millennials to line up personal goals, personal values with company values. They want to know why, why, why. So tell them.”IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY WORK ISN’T A DEMOCRACY“Yeah, it’s not,” says Caraher. “However, the best businesses are the ones where leadership is asking for input, absorbing input and then making a decision, but it’s no longer command and control. You manage up by being cogent and persuasive, with backup, asking for the time to present your input, being able to answer questions.”Duncan’s takeaway:“Lee has taught me high input, low democracy is how a lot of companies are run. If we spent all week debating whether to go left or right and there were different people looking for different paths, we would deliberate for weeks. You need someone who can say we’re going to the right. And when your boss says that, after seeking input, it’s your job as an employee to get on the boat and go, and not dig in your heels and say, ‘Wow, I’m pretty angry and I’m going to make this difficult.’”IF YOUR BOSS IS A MICROMANAGERMary Abbajay, a Washington, D.C.-based organizational consultant, trainer and the founder-president of Careerstone Group, wrote the book “Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work and Succeed with Any Type of Boss.”“This is the kind of boss people complain about the most,” she says. “They want control and information, so first of all accept that’s who he or she is. He or she is not going to change. I would recommend that you flood them with information. If you want to be in the loop you keep them in the loop. Don’t wait for them to be over your shoulder. You get over their shoulder first.”Pivoting into defensive mode is counterproductive, Abbajay says. “You have to be proactive and say, ‘Here’s what I’m working on, here are the priorities, here’s where I think you are. Is there anything I’m not doing?’”HOW TO MANAGE THE GHOST BOSSThis manager is the flipside to the hyper-hands-on boss.“A ghost boss throws you a project and then disappears,” Abbajay says. “They’re never around. They’re not giving you feedback. You never see them.”Nurture their schedulers and assistants as best friends forever, but know that managing your own expectations is key.“They’re probably going to cancel half of your meetings, but at least you’ll have the other half,” Abbajay says. “When you do go in with the ghost boss, you have to be really clear what you need from them. If you need approvals, know what you need ahead of time.”Also, be up front about plans.“Say, ‘Hey, Ghost Boss. I’m going to be working on X, Y and Z. If you have input, please let me know.’ You’ve got to be the one who’s driving the train,” Abbajay says. “When you do get their attention, use it wisely.”WHEN YOUR BOSS HAS CROSSED THE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT LINE“This depends a lot on where you work,” Abbajay says. “We all know, as much as I hate to say it, that whistleblowers don’t always get a fair shot. If it’s a large company, you actually have a better chance, but you need to make sure that HR department actually has your back.”Be willing to stake your job on speaking out.Many millennials, raised by older workers who were pushed out of jobs in the economic hard times of 2009 and 2010, are more willing to leave, Abbajay and Caraher agree. That, combined with silence as complicity, as the #MeToo movement reflects, has changed the dynamic for many workers who once thought job security was the No. 1 priority.“It depends on where you are but document everything,” Caraher counsels. “One strategy is pretty straightforward. You can go to that person and say, ‘You may not be aware, but this is what I’ve observed. I’m telling you this because you’re at risk.’”WHEN YOUR BOSS IS, UM, TRUMPIANAli Craig is a fixer of brands. She weaves science, psychology, design and human nature into strategies on how to boost influence. She prides herself on knowing how to make large ideas doable for anyone serious about taking action.“Learn the ins and outs of your boss’s quirks and, to put it bluntly, learn how to manipulate them to the organization’s benefit,” Craig says.“If flattery and ego inflation are the ticket to getting your boss on board with a program, let the compliments flow,” she says. “If you know that they are influenced greatly by the last person they spoke with, make sure you are their last conversation before any important decisions are made. Basically, adjust your work style to turn your boss’s quirks into company wins.”Liz Bentley, a New York executive coach and leadership development expert, says most bosses are easily triggered.“When your boss gets triggered, there are a number of effective things to do,” she says. “First, don’t hide, address the issue head on and listen up. Do not get derailed by the emotions or drama your boss may be creating. Stay focused on the problem or challenge at hand.”Own your anger, if that’s the case. Be accountable, if you haven’t. Look for a solution.“If it’s not about you then remember, IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU,” Bentley says. “It’s about the challenge. Don’t become a bigger part of the problem. Look to diffuse what’s going on so you can get back to work.”___Follow Leanne Italie on Twitter at @litalie.last_img read more

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador’s fiscal update released Monday offers a slightly better outlook but is still awash in red ink even as the province enjoys a historic economic boom.Finance Minister Tom Marshall is now projecting a deficit of $450.6 million, down from $563.8 million forecast in the provincial budget last March.He said overall government expenses will be lower while the expected average price this fiscal year for Brent Crude oil is $US107 per barrel, higher than the $US105 used to anchor the budget.Newfoundland and Labrador relies on offshore oil earnings for about one-third of its revenues.Marshall said the province’s net debt is also projected to fall to $9.1 billion from $9.5 billion.He said the province is leading the country in gross domestic product and capital investment growth, but blamed its reliance on the unpredictable offshore oil industry for its fiscal shortfall.“What has given us our wealth is particularly the oil,” he told a news conference. “Oil prices are volatile, and production is volatile.”He said oil production went down 27 million barrels between 2011-12 and 2012-13, due in part to longer than planned maintenance shutdowns.The Terra Nova floating platform and production vessel was out of commission for 75 days instead of the 24 days calculated when the budget was delivered, he explained.“That wasn’t expected, but it can happen.”The provincial government also released an update on its unaudited deficit for 2012-13, saying it was $198.8 million — lower than the $430.9 million it had anticipated in the last budget.Marshall said the Progressive Conservative government is still working towards balancing the books in 2015-16.The province’s fiscal woes are despite some of the most stellar economic forecasts ever seen in its history.Marshall has gone so far as to call it a “golden age.”An unemployment rate of 11.5 per cent this year is down from 16.4 per cent in 2003. Planned capital investment of more than $11 billion this year leads the country for construction projects such as the Hebron offshore oil site and the Muskrat Falls hydro development, Marshall said.And the credit assessment agency Standard & Poor’s affirmed the province’s credit rating at A-plus on Friday. It noted that surpluses in six of the last eight provincial budgets allowed tax cuts, capital investments and a buildup of cash reserves. Net debt — of which about 70 per cent is unfunded public sector pension plan liabilities — has gone from a high of almost $12 billion in 2004 to $9.1 billion this year.Marshall said Monday that he hopes meetings set for January will help craft a solution with union leaders to make pension plans sustainable.Political foes and other critics accuse the government of overspending and mismanagement.“They have not been able to do any budgeting that they’ve been actually hitting the numbers on,” said Opposition Liberal Leader Dwight Ball. “It really comes down to that they have not had any success at all in diversifying our economy. We’re strictly dependent on oil right now.”Ball also said it’s hard to find evidence of a “golden age” in rural parts of the province where fishing and forestry jobs have vanished in recent years.Kevin Lacey, Atlantic director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said the province is squandering a rare opportunity.“Newfoundland is going through a good time economically, particularly in the city of St. John’s, and now is the time to capitalize. Instead, the government is running these huge deficits which is really practising economic policies of 30 years ago.”Marshall said the government has a 10-year sustainability plan to control spending and raise revenues.“We have to get to surplus,” he said. “But we’re not going to do it all at once.“Slowly and surely we’ll get there.” by Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 2, 2013 7:16 am MDT Newfoundland and Labrador forecasts deficit of $450.6 million for this year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

First-year student Mehran Mansour Feizi works on a project in the recently-remodelled lab used for Brock University’s GAME program. The four-year program, which launched last September, runs in partnership with Niagara College. A new Brock University Humanities program continues to be in high demand, scoring with students and faculty as it approaches the finish line on its first year.Applications have been pouring in for the GAME program, which launched in September 2016. The program is a partnership between the Centre for Digital Humanities and Department of Computer Science at Brock University, and Niagara College.Nearly 400 applications were submitted for the video game program’s 50 spots in its initial run and hundreds of applications have again been received for the coming fall term, said Assistant Professor Jason Hawreliak.“It just shows how much demand there is from students for this kind of program,” he said.“It’s been going better than we had ever hoped” with students showing immediate investment in the learning material, he added.GAME’s unique structure has students earning a university degree and an advanced college diploma in four years.Students choose their stream at Brock, either aiming for a Bachelor of Arts in game design or Bachelor of Science in game programming.It was the collaborative approach between the two institutions that drew Ivy Truong to the program.The first-year GAME student was enticed not only by the ability to earn a degree and diploma in four years, but also by the program’s focus on theoretical and practical learning.Hawreliak said the program aims to turn students into experts on the tools of the trade while also focusing on the principles, design and theory behind gaming.“What we’re really excited about is students are really getting the best of both worlds here.”Games are a complex medium, Hawreliak said, with many design components, as well as art, sound, programming and narrative.Gaining an understanding of each of those components can be difficult, but it’s what the program strives to provide.“Students are getting as much as we can give them in four years,” Hawreliak said.Truong said the program quickly taught her that she still has much to learn about the gaming world.She came to Brock with a career path in mind but said her eyes have been opened to directions in the gaming field she didn’t know existed.The program, nearly a decade in the making, is closely linked to the local game industry with experts providing feedback on student assignments and participating in workshops on campus.“This is very much a living program,” Hawreliak said.“We’re always speaking to students, always speaking to the industry to see what’s up and coming.”Students will also participate in internships once they enter their third year.Linda Roote, Associate Dean in Niagara College’s School of Media Studies, said the program’s content has helped to keep students engaged from the first day.“We’ve had a terrific retention rate,” she said, adding she’s been impressed by the student investment she’s seen.With a small cohort of students and many applications coming through the door, those who are accepted to the program are “destined for success right out of the gate,” Roote said.“It looks like we have as many applications this year as we did last year. They’re literally pouring in.”Expansion has already entered the minds of program facilitators, but growth will be limited by capacity restrictions in the newly-renovated labs.Renovations were completed in the summer of 2016 in the Interactive Media Labs in the Centre for Digital Humanities to support increased enrolment through the Interactive Arts and Science and GAME programs.New state-of-the-art computers were installed in the GAME lab, which students have 24-hour access to in order to work on their projects without owning the expensive equipment.“We tore down the instructor’s podium at the front,” Hawreliak said. “This used to be a typical lab focused on top-down instruction and now it’s a more collaborative space.”The renovation was tailored to fit the needs of the students, he added.Students have been busy putting their skills to work in the first semester, creating games right off the hop.Being able to make a tangible product so early on has been a strong motivator for Truong.“I enjoy being able to take what I learned in class and turning it into something I can interact with, using what we learned in a way that’s different than writing an essay.”Seeing that finished product provides students with a sense of satisfaction and ownership, said Assistant Professor Alex Christie.“They’re building expertise as creative people. As a teacher there’s nothing more satisfying than to see a student make something that is a reflection of who they are.” read more

Jeff Deibel, in his 35th year of stringing racquets for the OSU men’s and women’s tennis teams, is on call for the Buckeyes 24/7.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorOhio State’s tennis teams go through an estimated 1,600 racquet strings a year and someone has to be there to make sure the racquets are restrung for practice, matches and tournaments.Jeff Deibel has been stringing racquets at OSU for 35 years and is on call 24/7 for the Buckeyes men’s and women’s tennis teams.“I have strung on holidays on quite a few occasions,” Deibel said of his constant work schedule. “I have strung on Christmas Eve … I have strung on New Year’s Eve, I’ve also strung on New Year’s Day.”Deibel holds a day job as an accounting manager at Ice Miller LLP. But after work, he goes to the indoor facility to pick up equipment in need of new strings.“It could turn out to be an hour’s worth of work, to six or seven hours worth of work depending on what kind of mood they’re in,” Deibel said.By they, Deibel is speaking of the players who sometimes hold off until the last minute to turn in their racquets, he said.Sometimes that can mean racquets turning up just before the players have to leave for their next match.“You find guys and girls emptying their bags, having memory loss of when they turned stuff in last,” Deibel said.Although waiting until the last minute to turn in a racquet isn’t ideal, Deibel said some players go “overboard” turning racquets in early.“Last time I looked, you can only play with one racquet at a time, even though they think they got to have three fresh racquets for every match,” Deibel said.The players are aware that they do this to Deibel, but they look at it as a precaution, redshirt-senior Kevin Metka said.“We give him so many racquets sometimes, especially after matches he gets a little angry with us …  We don’t want our racquet to be almost broken and then you go into a match and you break it in an important point,” Metka said.Deibel got his start while attending OSU, when former coach John Daly approached him to string for the Buckeyes.“One year turned into two, and two years turned into 10, and now we’re on our second coach,” Deibel said.In 1999, Ty Tucker took over the OSU men’s tennis program, and although the staff continued to change, Deibel continued on.“He was stringing racquets when I was playing here, so I’ve known him well and obviously we have complete faith in what he does,” Tucker, who played for OSU from 1989-1991 said.A lot has changed over the years, including Deibel’s responsibilities.Part of that change has come with an advancement in racquet technology, as well as the number of different racquets players might have, Deibel said.“It used to be a handful of racquets and a handful of strings,” he said. “Now there are so many different racquets and so many different strings.”The players choose the type of string they want for their racquets, along with the tension they prefer when coming to OSU. But finding the right strings isn’t always easy.“They have an idea of what they want, on the string side it’s a personal preference,” Deibel said. “If they are playing with an expensive string … we may not be able to get it, it might just be too much out of the budget.“They rely on me to figure something out.”There is the occasional player who is more picky than others about their racquets, Deibel said. How people string a racquet can vary and, in some cases, players will disagree with the choice made by Deibel.“Most of them, as long as it’s the right tension and the right feel, they don’t have any complaints, but there are some that can just be ridiculous,” he said. “Couple of them have sent them back and told me they don’t like the way it was done and then we have a come-to-Jesus meeting.”Deibel said he normally wins those meetings with backup from Tucker, who “tells them they’re being ridiculous.”“(Deibel) is a handful, but a good guy,” Tucker said.Come-to-Jesus meetings and all, the team and Deibel seem to have kept a good relationship overall.“He knows all of our racquets … He’s a really nice guy. We all love him,” Metka said.Even with all the time, complaints and last-minute phone calls, Deibel said his second job has a way of overall staying “sort of fun and interesting.” read more

Result of EHF EURO 2014 qualifications Round 1:GROUP 1Macedonia – Switzerland 30:24 (17:9)Spain – Portugal / 01.11.2012, . 12:30GROUP 2Czech Republic – Israel 27:22Germany – Montenegro / 01.11.2012,  19:00GROUP 3Norway – Turkey  41:23France – Lithuania / 01.11.2012, . 19:00GROUP 4Croatia – Slovakia 25:21Hungary – Latvia 32:25GROUP 5Poland – Netherlands 33:22Sweden – Ukraine / 01.11.2012,  19:15GROUP 6Iceland – Belarus 36:28Slovenia – Romania 34:26GROUP 7Austria – Bosnia and Herzegovina 35:24Serbia – Russia 30:29 EHF EURO 2014 qualifications ← Previous Story Men’s EHF EURO 2014 qualifications start today! Next Story → Official anthem and video for Women’s EHF EURO 2012 released! read more

first_imgLG 32LE5400 32 Inch $599 (Down from $899)Halo: Reach $39.99 (Down from $59.99)Nikon – Coolpix S4000 $129 (Down from $179)Apple iPod classic 160GB $234.99 (Down from $249.99)BoomChair – STEALTH Gaming Chair $149.99 (Down from $179.99)Western Digital – My Passport Essential 500GB $59.99 (Down from $74.99) The extended weekend of savings continues with a slew of Cyber Monday deals from retailers like Best Buy. If you couldn’t make it out to the stores this weekend, due to traffic, turkey coma, or just good, old fashioned agoraphobia, retailers are rolling out the bargains for the latest consumer holiday.Best Buy’s got a jump on things with a two-day Cyber Monday event. For today (Sunday) and tomorrow, the site is offering all manner of deals on electronics. Check out some of the better deals, after the jump.last_img read more

first_img Image: Mark Stedman/ ‘Copper Face Jacks The Musical’: Play by Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator to premiere in July Paul Howard hopes the play makes it onto the Leaving Cert curriculum some day. 14,835 Views By Sean Murray 18 Comments Feb 28th 2018, 4:10 PM Share150 Tweet Email4 Image: Mark Stedman/ Short URL THE POPULAR DUBLIN nightclub Coppers is set to be the focus of a new musical to debut in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre this July.Copper Face Jacks: The Musical has been written by Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard, and will feature a love story set on the eve of a Dublin vs Kerry All-Ireland Final.Tickets for the shows, opening in the Olympia from 5 July, go on sale this Friday 2 March.It may be horrifically cold in Dublin right now, but the capital will be the setting for this  steamy love story featuring musical numbers about a Kerry girl who’s moved to the big smoke and falls for a true blue Dublin team member.This will be the second in Howard’s trilogy of puppet-based musicals, after Angl0: The Musical.The third, according to a statement sent through today, will be “Dermot Bannon: The Musical, due to open in a soon-to-be-built Bannon-designed glass box extension on the Abbey Theatre sometime in 2023″.Howard said: “Once you hear the name Copper Face Jacks: The Musical it’s impossible not to want to make it happen. We’ve been talking about it for a few years now so it’s brilliant to think in just a few months it will be up and running.I hope we can do this very special venue justice…whilst I also secretly dream of a day when this work is on the Leaving Certificate.Read: ‘I spend my working life sitting behind a desk thinking in the voice of a south Dublin idiot’Read: Paul Howard had to scrap a Ross O’Carroll Kelly book because of Donald Trump Wednesday 28 Feb 2018, 4:10 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Verizon Will Offer Free Anti-Robocall Tools to All CustomersTime Warner Cable robocalled a woman 153 times and now they owe her $229… A whopping 26.3 billion robocalls were made in the US last year, according to a new report from Hiya.Up 46 percent over 2017’s total of 18 billion, the number averages out to 10 spam calls per person, per month.So if you were feeling inundated by nuisance numbers, you’re not alone.Seattle-based caller profile firm Hiya this week released its first State of the Call report, providing insight “into how Americans use their mobile phones on a monthly basis given the rise in robocalls.”In an analysis of 11 billion monthly calls, only 52 percent are answered, meaning almost half get ignored. But, in a “surprising twist,” the company said, 9 percent of call identified as spam are picked up.“General spam” constitutes most robocalls (32.1 percent), followed closely by telemarketers (24.7 percent) and fraudsters (25.5 percent).Actual robotic callers only account for 10.6 percent, while debt collectors (2 percent), IRS scams (1.9 percent), and extortionists (1.1 percent) round out the pie.(From PCMag: How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls)Just remember: If someone randomly rings you to say you’ve won a free cruise, it’s probably a hoax.Even if the call comes from an otherwise reputable source, like Southwest Airlines: Con artists are disguising themselves as the Dallas-based company to lure victims into believing they’ve won a trip, vacation, or mileage vouchers.Texas is a popular state for cold callers, considering seven of the top 10 targeted area codes are found in the Lone Star State. Folks in Atlanta, Birmingham, and Orlando are also sitting ducks, the report said.“As our phones continue to be inundated by robocalls, many people no longer want to pick up the phone at all,” Hiya caller ID specialist Allison Espiritu wrote in a blog post. “Unfortunately, this has led to important calls being missed, such as those from your doctor, your child’s school, the bank, and others.”In an effort to combat what Hiya called the “scourge” of robocalls in 2019, the Federal Communications Commission promised to amend the Truth in Caller ID rules to extend to communications originating outside the US, including text messages and voice services.Verizon also recently stepped up its spam protection efforts, announcing free anti-robocall tools for all customers. Starting in March, call blocking and spam alerting apps will be available for wireless customers with compatible Android or iOS devices.More on Approves Google’s ‘Soli’ Radar-Based Motion SensorGovernment, Criminals Use Decades-Old Networking Protocol to SpyTime Warner Cable Robocalled a Woman 153 Times and Now They Owe Her $229,500last_img read more

first_imgSecunderabad: Malkajgiri MP Revanth Reddy who was invited to the meeting as special invitee made several suggestions to the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) on various issues. Raising the issue of leased cantonment lands and bungalows given to private persons, he sought information related to allocation of bungalows and details of measures taken to prevent illegal constructions and encroachments in the Cantonment area. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us He suggested the measures to be taken to evacuate the private persons from the bungalows. Answering to the queries of the MP, Brigadier said that the Board has already initiated measures to evict private persons and were waiting for permission from MOD to take control of 36 bungalows in the area. Revanth said that he was ready to join with Board officials and members in their efforts to get the pending funds from the state government and meet the officials in this regard. He said he would try to convince various public sector and private companies in the Malkajgiri constituency to spend some of their CSR funds towards development of the Cantonment area. He instructed the officials to prepare the policy and action plan in this regard. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Revanth said that he would seek assistance of the union minister of state Kishan Reddy for resolution of various cantonment issues which were under the purview of Central government. The MP said he had already held discussion with union minister in this regard and the minister had assured him of his support. During the meeting, SCB members raised many issues with the board officials. Brigadier Abhijit Sinha assured members that several pending works would be completed soon. Former vice president Keshava Reddy expressed his dissatisfaction over the pending works in the last two years even though Rs 500 crore were sanctioned by the Central government for various development works in Cantonment. Other members sought answers from Board officials on several local issues.last_img read more

first_imgHyderabad: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths on Thursday arrested Bachupally tahsildar and his private driver for taking bribe from the complainant. According to ACB sleuths, they received a complaint from B Srinivasa Rao, a builder, on July 31 with a mandal surveyor he had approached tahsildar Nimma Y Giri with a request to issue Revenue Location Sketch pertaining to plot numbers 13, 14, 15 in Survey number 243 of Nizampet which he wanted to take up for the development purpose. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us For that the tahsildar demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh for the issue of said sketch and on August 5 he had accepted Rs 50,000 as a part of the bribe directly from the complainant in his office. Later when the complainant came to know that the said plot numbers were not falling in the survey numbers 243 and the Revenue Location Sketch would be of no use for him he requested the tahsildar to return the bribe amount to him. But the tahsildar returned Rs 40,000 to the complainant through his private driver Mohammed Abdul Sayeed and retained Rs 10,000 stating that as expenditure. By registering a case under section 7(a), 12 of PC Act on Wednesday both of them were arrested and produced before the Special Judge for SPE and ACB cases.last_img read more

first_imgThe reception area at Google’s offices on December 2, 2008 in Washington, DC.Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)Indian companies seem to be making quite an impression on US search engine giant Google. Just a few months ago, the Alphabet subsidiary acquired Halli Labs, a Bangalore-based artificial intelligence firm, and Google is now in talks to acquire Indian search engine firm Just Dial.While the talks are said to be at an initial stage, acquiring the Mumbai-based firm will be quite a good deal for Google as it will get an access to Just Dial’s database of about 20 million listings.”Google has been talking to Just Dial for an acquisition for some time. Both the companies entered into exclusive talks about two months ago,” an investment banker who is familiar with the talks told Business Standard. “It may take some more time before the discussions are finalised.”The California-based giant has been expanding its business in India for quite some time now and has been trying to dominate the listings market. Apart from Google Maps, it also joined hands with UrbanClap and Faasos to start Google Aero, which is a rival of Just Dial.Speaking of the reported talks between Google and Just Dial, the Indian firm’s Chief Financial Officer Abhishek Bansal told BS: “Just Dial, as part of its regular business, does meet various relevant corporates for exploring any business/strategic tie-ups. In case there are any developments to disclose, we shall do it at an appropriate time.” Meanwhile, Google is yet to speak about it.Even though Just Dial has been doing well in India, it is not without competition, and to stay abreast with this and the current trends, the Mumbai-based brand has made quite some effort. For instance, after the web version of the search engine, Just Dial introduced the Search Plus, an Android App, which makes it easier for users to look for listings.Many have said that the deal may benefit Just Dial, and another investment banker told the business daily: “Increasing competition in listing services from Google can make the business for Just Dial tough. But an acquisition by Google can grow Just Dial’s business much faster as it will get prominence in search.”Speaking of Google’s previous acquisition, the firm seemed pretty pleased with its deal with Halli Labs. The start-up announced the news on July 12, but neither Google nor the AI firm disclosed the details of the acquisition including the finances involved.Google simply told Tech Crunch that it was “excited” about Halli Labs joining their team “that is focused on building products that are designed for the next billion users coming online, particularly in India.”Later, Google’s vice-president for product management Caesar Sengupta too welcomed the team of Halli Labs on Twitter and posted: “Welcome @Pankaj and the team at @halli_labs to Google. Looking forward to building some cool stuff together.”Halli Labs was co-founded by Pankaj Gupta, the chief technology officer of now obsolete brand Stayzilla, early this year and works towards building deep learning and machine learning systems.last_img read more

first_img.The police have launched a drive, what they call ‘block raid’, in the capital’s Bashundhara area.Police said they began their drive around 8:00 in the evening, acting on a tip-off that ‘miscreants’ were gathering in the area.The area houses several private universities, the students of which clashed with the law enforcers on Sunday and Monday protesting at attacks on the students seeking safety on roads. Several students were injured in the hours long clash.Read more: EW, NSU students clash with attackers, copsDhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner (public relations) Masudur Rahman told Prothom Alo that the raid was being conducted as part of the regular drive of police.Read more: 22 pvt students on police remandWitnesses said a huge contingent of law enforcers took position in the area and started a combing operation. During the raid, lawmen raided every house in the area and frisked every people on the road.   Read more: Universities to be held responsible for students’ activities: Edu ministerlast_img read more

first_imgBISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan has ratified a measure to join the Eurasian Economic Union, a Russia-led trade bloc.President Almazbek Atambayev on Thursday signed the ratification law. The country’s entry must then be approved by the parliaments of the other members — Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Belarus.The union aims to create a single market for the free movement of goods and services over a total population of more than 180 million people, in a similar way as the 28-nation European Union. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 0 Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories center_img Although it is nominally only a trade bloc, its economic heft could be used as a “soft power” political lever for Moscow.Russia pushed hard for Ukraine to join the bloc, but opponents saw it as an attempt by Moscow to effectively reconstitute the Soviet Union. The issue was key to inciting protests that drove Ukraine’s president out of office in 2014.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more