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5 days agoLeicester keeper Schmeichel says being late bloomer is career motivation

first_imgLeicester keeper Schmeichel says being late bloomer is career motivationby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says being a late bloomer has helped his career motivation.The Dane made his international debut at 26, though is now regarded among the best keepers in the world. He reached a personal national team landmark last week against Switzerland. Schmeichel made super four saves in the 1-0 European Championships qualifying win.And the Foxes favourite admits his late career recognition is now working in his favour. At 32 years of age, Schmeichel insists he’s as ambitious and motivated as ever.Now boasting 50 caps, he was quoted by Bold as saying, “It was a big motivating factor that I was not involved in the national team earlier in my career, but I am grateful to be part of it now and it makes me proud to play 50 games for my country – now I just hope for 50 more.”If I don’t last five years, then I will be disappointed.”Indeed, while not taking anything for granted, Schmeichel is adamant that thoughts of retirement are far into the future. The goalkeeper, who is in his eighth year with Leicester, is determined to make the most of a period in his career where he is now reaching his peak. After spells with the likes of Darlington and Bury, Schmeichel is grateful for his current status in the game.He added: “You can’t plan in football. Anything can happen. You can get hurt tomorrow and not have the opportunity to come back, so you have to be grateful every time you are teamed up with the national team.”Every match I get in the Parken in front of such an audience, I am incredibly grateful for, because it happens so rarely. We must be proud of all the matches we can fight for the national team.”- updated 21/10 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Danny Kanell Thinks It’s Unfair That Notre Dame Doesn’t Have To Play This Weekend To Make The Playoff

first_imgDanny Kanell, a consistent troll of Miami football, speaks on FS1.FS1On Tuesday night the College Football Playoff committee revealed its penultimate rankings heading into Championship Weekend. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame held steady while Michigan dropped from the top four after a devastating loss to Ohio state.The committee bumped Georgia into the top four, setting up a date between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia. Oklahoma and Ohio State rounded out the top six and are the only other two teams that have a legitimate shot at gaining a playoff spot.The top six teams, apart from Notre Dame, will be in action this weekend with a spot in the playoff on the line. College football analyst Danny Kanell doesn’t think that’s fair.Kanell took to Twitter with a hot take about the Irish.Not to be overlooked in this invitational we call a “playoff”- we’re just okay with letting Notre Dame sit at home while everyone else lays it on the line one more week??When is enough enough and we move to a legit playoff??? CFB fans deserve better!— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 27, 2018Should Notre Dame be forced to play another game in order to make the playoff?Regardless, the Fighting Irish sit undefeated on the season and a primed for their first CFP berth.last_img read more

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ED summons TMC MP, five others in Saradha case

first_imgED summons TMC MP, five others in Saradha caseThe Enforcement Directorate has summoned six persons, including Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy and suspended party leader Kunal Ghosh, for interrogation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.advertisement Press Trust of India KolkataJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 03:44 IST Kunal Ghosh was arrested by a special investigation team, led by the then Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in November 2013.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned six persons, including Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Satabdi Roy and suspended party leader Kunal Ghosh, for interrogation in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, sources said on Monday.Two businessmen, Sajjan Agarwal and Sandhir Agarwal, East Bengal Football Club official Debabrata Sarkar and Arindam Das, a close aide of Saradha scam mastermind Sudipta Sen, were also summoned, ED sources said.”Six persons have been summoned to appear. Most of them have been asked to appear within this month,” an ED official said without specifying the dates on which they have been asked to appear.Kunal Ghosh was arrested by a special investigation team, led by the then Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in November 2013, when he was a Rajya Sabha MP of the TMC. He was granted bail in 2016.Debabrata Sarkar was arrested by the CBI in August 2014 and was granted bail 2015.Das and Sandhir Agarwal were arrested by the CBI for their alleged links in the scam.Satabdi Roy, TMC’s sitting MP, was reportedly summoned last week by the ED but she did not appear before the agency for interrogation, citing the ongoing Parliament session.The multi-crore Saradha scam, which came into limelight in 2013, had left thousands of small investors in the lurch.Also Read | Residents send postcards to Thane civic chief over hawkers menaceAlso Watch | Image of the day: TMC MP Prasun Banerjee plays football outside Parliament to promote sportFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkriti Anand Tags :Follow TMCFollow Saradha Scamlast_img read more

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Iran to Get Floating LNG Facility in 2017

first_imgIran is seeking to build up a capacity to export 40 million metric tons of LNG a year, according to NITC’s Managing Director, Ali Akbar Safa’ee. World Maritime News Staff zoom Iran is set to get its first Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) terminal by March 2017, according to Ali Kardor, the vice president for finance and investment affairs of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).Kardor said that Iran is in talks with an undisclosed Norwegian company on a plan to build the FLNG that would be located in the Persian Gulf, PressTV reports. Under the plan, the Norwegian company is to send an FLNG ship to Iran’s ports in the Persian Gulf by March 2017.Iran is keen on using the FLNG capacity to boost its LNG exports to Europe and the Far East.Following the sanctions’ lifting in January, Iran accelerated talks with European counterparts Belgium, France and Germany on construction of LNG tankers, including floating LNG units and floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs) as National Iranian Tanker Company was gearing up to enter LNG market.last_img read more

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BC creates more uncertainty for Trans Mountain

first_imgCALGARY – The B.C. government is creating more uncertainty around Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain expansion project with a proposal to restrict any increase in diluted bitumen shipments until it conducts more spill response studies.Provincial Environment Minister George Heyman says there needs to be more confidence in how well oil transporters are prepared to respond and fully mitigate the effects of a potential spill.The government says it will establish an independent scientific advisory panel to make recommendations to the minister on whether, and how, heavy oils can be safely transported and cleaned up if spilled.B.C. says it will also seek input from First Nations, industry, local governments, and environmental groups, as well as the general public over the coming months.The restriction creates more uncertainty for the already delayed Trans Mountain expansion project, which would nearly triple the capacity of the current pipeline system to 890,000 barrels a day.The West Coast Environmental Law association cheered the proposal as a welcome safety measure and an important warning for Kinder Morgan.last_img read more

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Many unanswered questions about MP Raj Grewal Trudeau says

first_imgOTTAWA — As the political storm around Raj Grewal intensifies, Justin Trudeau says there are many lingering questions about the Liberal MP.The prime minister says he wishes Grewal the best in the healing he needs to go through, but the government won’t comment further on him.The Prime Minister’s Office said last week that Grewal’s sudden decision to step down as MP for the Ontario riding of Brampton East was prompted by a gambling problem.However, as of early today Elections Canada hadn’t been notified of any resignation.On Friday, the PMO issued a statement saying Grewal had informed the office earlier this week that he was undergoing serious personal challenges and that he is receiving treatment related to a gambling problem that led him to incur significant personal debts.The federal ethics commissioner began a formal inquiry last May after two opposition MPs expressed concerns that Grewal might have been in a conflict of interest when he invited a construction executive — who was paying Grewal for legal services at the time — to official events with Justin Trudeau during the prime minister’s trip to India early this year.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Bill Gates Shares His 2015 Annual Letter

first_imgEarlier this week, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2015 Annual Letter.“Our Big Bet for the Future” addresses the breakthroughs they see coming over the next fifteen years that will improve the lives of people in poor countries faster than at any other time in history.“Forty years ago, Bill and his childhood friend Paul Allen bet that software and personal computers would change the way people around the world worked and played,” reads the letter. “This bet wasn’t exactly a wager. It was an opportunity to make computers personal and empower people through the magic of software. Some people thought they were nuts. But the bet turned out well.“Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a similar bet. We started our foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, we could help dramatically reduce inequity. The progress we’ve seen so far is very exciting — so exciting that we are doubling down on the bet we made 15 years ago, and picking ambitious goals for what’s possible 15 years from now.”Read the letter and find out how breakthroughs in health, farming, banking and education will help make the world a better place at www.gatesletter.com.last_img read more

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Darfur mediation team calls on Sudan rebels to attain ceasefire by years

20 December 2010The mediation team involving the United Nations that is working to advance the Darfur peace process has called on the Sudanese Government and the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) to conclude a ceasefire before the end of this year. In a statement issued on Sunday, the team – comprised of the UN, African Union and the Government of Qatar – noted that ceasefire negotiations have resumed between the Government and JEM in the Qatari capital, Doha.The Qatar State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, and the Joint Chief Mediator, Djibril Bassolé, urged the two sides to “conclude a cessation of hostilities agreement before 31 December 2010, and to fully participate in the peace process.”They also called on Abdul Wahid Nur, whose faction of the Sudan Liberation Army continues to refrain from taking part in the peace talks, to hold his announced consultations to determine his participation in the Doha peace process before the end of this year.The mediation team also noted that during their recent consultations in Sudan, particularly in Darfur, all stakeholders expressed their support to the Doha process, their readiness to endorse the outcomes from the talks, and their wish to be closely involved in the final phase of the peace process. The team also plans to consult with the refugees in the near future.“All those consulted particularly stressed the importance of an inclusive process that would deliver a comprehensive and sustainable peace for Darfur. As such they underscored the necessity for all armed movements to participate without delay,” the statement added.Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have repeatedly urged all the parties to enter into negotiations in good faith without delay, stressing that only a comprehensive and inclusive negotiated political settlement can bring about a credible cessation of hostilities and address the root causes of conflict in Darfur.An estimated 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million forced from their homes since violence erupted in the Sudanese region in 2003, pitting rebels against Government forces and their allied Janjaweed militiamen. read more

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ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Friday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close ThuNov. 495.00 497.60 494.70 496.70 495.20Jan. ’18 501.00 503.00 499.70 502.10 500.70March 505.00 507.70 504.50 507.00 505.00May 507.50 509.90 507.00 509.40 507.50July 508.30 510.80 508.10 510.30 508.30Nov. 486.00 486.00 486.00 486.00 486.00Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 487.70 487.70March 0.00 0.00 0.00 490.40 490.40May 0.00 0.00 0.00 490.40 490.40July 0.00 0.00 0.00 490.40 490.40Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 490.40 490.40Barley (Western): Open High Low Close ThuOct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 145.00 145.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 148.00 148.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 151.00 151.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Montreal CW: $240.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $506.70 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $521.70 (November 2017) read more

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Football Looking ahead to Ohio States seasondefining matchup against Penn State

OSU then-freshman defensive end Nick Bosa (97) and other dejected Buckeyes return to the locker room after their 24-21 loss against Penn State on Oct. 22. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Former Photo EditorBoth No. 6 Ohio State (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) and No. 2 Penn State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) will head to Ohio Stadium at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for their biggest respective challenges to date. With major playoff implications on the line, this matchup will be what defines the remainder of the season for both teams. Here is a preview of the upcoming game. Ohio State offense vs. Penn State defenseWhen most people think about Penn State, they immediately direct their attention to the offense led by Heisman hopeful running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley. However, a major component of Penn State’s recent success has come in the form of its defense. To this point, the defensive efforts have largely been the product of one of the best secondaries in the nation. Led by two Thorpe Award semifinalists, safety Marcus Allen and cornerback Grant Haley, the Nittany Lions’ secondary is tied for the Big Ten lead with nine interceptions on the year while placing second in the conference with only 167.6 passing yards allowed per game. The defense has allowed only three passing touchdowns all season, none in the past two games. The Buckeyes might not find it much easier to run the ball against Penn State either as the Nittany Lions have allowed opponents an average of just 115.3 yards per game, 17th-fewest in the nation. With a stout defensive front led by defensive ends Shareef Miller and Shaka Toney, Penn State is fourth in the nation with an average of 8.4 tackles for loss and 3.4 sacks per game. Miller has contributed seven tackles for loss and three sacks while Toney has six tackles for loss and 3 1/2 sacks. Perhaps no one on the defensive side of the football stands out more than linebacker Jason Cabinda. The 6-foot-1, 234-pound senior paces the team in total tackles (53), has forced and recovered a fumble and has recorded four sacks and two tackles for loss.Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer spoke about how much of a challenge the defensive front presents Ohio State and did not originally single out any one player in particular, but he made sure to praise the standout linebacker of the Nittany Lions.“The one guy that steps up big time is [Cabinda],” Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday. “You see him all over the place. But to say one D-lineman is better than the other, I can’t do that. I just think they’re well coached and go extremely hard.”This will be the most potent offense Penn State faces this season, but at the same time, this will be the most talented defense the Buckeyes have faced to this point. Ohio State is ranked No. 12 in passing offense (326.7 yards per game) and No. 18 in rushing offense (250.6 yards per game), and has seemed to be hitting its stride as of late, outscoring opponents 266-56 over its last five games. The Buckeyes’ passing attack is unlike those that Nittany Lions have faced this season. It is an offense that derives most of its success from shorter passes and relying on blocking rather than beating the defenders downfield. Still, neither the Penn State defense nor the Ohio State offense have been sufficiently tested this season, with the exception of Week 2 when the Buckeyes mustered only 16 points against Oklahoma. Ohio State defense vs. Penn State offensePenn State’s offense features so many potent weapons, it’s often tough to keep track of them all. Head coach James Franklin’s team has the nation’s best running back in Barkley, a mammoth tight end in Mike Gesicki, who creates all sorts of matchup issues, and a dual-threat quarterback in McSorley, who can make plays with his arm and his legs.Barkley has been a weapon for Penn State in all areas of the game. The junior running back has a passing touchdown, eight rushing touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a touchdown. He leads the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,478, as he is Penn State’s leading rusher, receiver and primary kickoff returner. Junior linebacker Jerome Baker, who could be asked to defend Barkley one-on-one in the passing game, said Barkley is a fun player to watch, and he is excited for the challenge of possibly stopping stop the Heisman favorite Saturday.“The dude’s a monster. He’s a good back. I just like watching him, honestly,” Baker said Tuesday. “Very excited to go against him because he can do it all. Pass block, run routes, he can definitely run the ball, jump over you, run through you. I’m excited.”Despite the big-name playmakers on the roster, Penn State’s offensive statistics don’t jump out on the page. The Nittany Lions average only 173.4 rushing yards per game (54th in the nation) and 289.9 passing yards per game (25th), both falling short of the numbers Ohio State has this season despite Penn State being heralded as one of the best offenses in the nation and Ohio State as one that has struggled. Overall, Ohio State is tied for the most points scored per game (47.3) while Penn State is only at 16th with 40. While some of that will likely be chalked up to strength of schedule, Ohio State has been ranked as the 15th-toughest schedule to date while Penn State is only at 18th, according to Team Rankings.The struggles for the offense have most likely come from the one surprising weak spot for the Nittany Lions: the offensive line. Entering the year with lofty expectations as a strong, veteran core of players, the group has not done an effective job protecting McSorley. The unit has allowed the 35th-most sacks per game in the nation (2.57) and has surrendered the sixth-most tackles for loss (8.14).This offensive line will be forced to step up in a big way against a defensive line that has turned offensive linemen into revolving doors all season long. Ohio State averages the 32nd-most sacks per game (2.57) and fifth-most tackles for loss (8.3). What should be an area of concern for Penn State is the fact the Buckeyes’ defensive line is fresh, coming off a bye week following five weeks where each starter was out before the fourth quarter. Not to mention enough depth to allow for essentially four starters at every position.Redshirt senior defensive end Tyquan Lewis said at this point in the season, he feels well-rested and ready for what will be his team’s most important game this season.“I think the most plays I’ve played all year, so far, well since Oklahoma, it’s probably like 30, 33, something like that,” Lewis said Tuesday. “It’s been kind of low since then. But it’s just you feel fresh, it’s a lot of reps off your body. Now it’s the meat of the season with a stretch, so now you know you have to play at least 50 plays.”Penn State’s offense will put up plenty of points, but the play up front could be what separates the Nittany Lions from a win and a loss. The team has plenty of playmakers who can burn the Buckeyes with the ball in their hands, but that will only happen if the line can protect McSorley and provide space for Barkley to break into the secondary. Ohio State’s secondary can be exploited and has been throughout the year when matched up against an above-average passing offense. But if McSorley is pressured in the pocket, it could be more challenging for him to get off the passes needed to beat Ohio State. In this case, the best passing defense might not come from Ohio State’s secondary, but rather on the defensive line. Predictions:Edward Sutelan: Penn State wins 27-24Colin Hass-Hill: Ohio State wins 45-31 read more

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Volleyball Buckeyes sweep Northwestern in home opener

OSU freshman defensive specialist Camry Halm (14) dives for a ball during a game against Northwestern University on Sept. 28 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio. OSU won 3-0. Credit: Ross Tamburro | Lantern PhotographerIt’s been 297 days since the Ohio State women’s volleyball team last saw the floor at St. John Arena. Tonight marked the first home game for the Buckeyes and another win, improving to 11-4 on the season. No. 19 OSU swept Big Ten foe Northwestern in three sets during the Buckeyes’ home opener at St. John Arena, on Wednesday. A different combination of Buckeye players worked together in the match due to sophomore outside hitter Audra Appold sitting out with an illness. The change in lineup, however, wasn’t enough to derail OSU. A kill by senior middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe scored the first point of the first set, and from there, the momentum continued for the OSU squad. The Buckeyes jumped out to an early lead and were able to battle off several Northwestern rallies. Junior outside hitter Luisa Schirmer finished the final ball to win the set, 25-21. OSU kept the points coming in the second set, leading by double digits for the latter half. The Buckeyes dominated play, holding the Wildcats to only twelve points. Northwestern may have been down 0-2 in the match, but it showed in the third set, they weren’t giving up easily. The Wildcats led OSU from the beginning, as the Buckeyes would try to inch their way out of the hole for almost the entire set. With the Wildcats leading 20-16, it looked like match play might be pushed into a fourth set. OSU coach Geoff Carlston took the opportunity for a timeout to refocus his team. Immediately after, Schirmer put down a kill, followed by two more OSU points to cut the deficit to one. From there, it would be a point-for-point battle to the finish. When the dust cleared, it was OSU who would celebrate with a 28-26 set and match win. The Buckeyes held the Wildcats to an .085 attacking efficiency. OSU also dominated Northwestern’s blocking game, more than doubling their total team blocks, 7.5 to 3.0. It was freshman Madison Smeathers who would lead the team in hitting percentage with .500. Sandbothe and Schirmer also contributed 13 kills each. The countdown is on for senior libero Valeria León, who racked up another 22 digs against the Wildcats. With 1,497 total career digs, she is within fingertip-length of the record, currently held by Stacey Gordon with 1,572. Carlston said he was proud of the way his team responded to the pressure from Northwestern, especially in the final points of the match. “Northwestern did some things to stress us out,” he said. “I thought we did a nice job, especially in that third set, to lock in and play really well like what we needed to, to win in three.”Some Buckeye players expressed their happiness to finally be able to play in the gym they call home, even if it’s only for a moment. For Sandbothe, the match was her last “first” home game. “It was definitely bittersweet,” Sandbothe said. “The fans came out and seeing all the little girls and just having this opportunity to be on our home court, representing Ohio State is an amazing opportunity.” On the other end of the spectrum, tonight was freshman outside hitter Brooke Bailey’s first time playing in front of a home crowd as a Buckeye. “We’ve been away a lot in preseason and our first Big 10 games were away, so it was really exciting to be home,” Bailey said. The team will need the momentum from tonight’s win into their battle later in the week against defending national champions, No. 1, undefeated, Nebraska. The team mentioned what they will be thinking about over the next few days in preparation for the match. For veteran Sandbothe, the devil is in the details.“Just weighing the serve and pass game is going to be really important for us,” Sandbothe said. “I think we match up offensively and physically with every team, so just focusing on the little things.” Bailey said for the team, it’s about staying high and positive from tonight’s much-needed victory.“We’re just going to try to bring our energy from tonight into the weekend, and just keep going after it and staying aggressive,” she said. OSU will face the Cornhuskers on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska. read more

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller mum on football future until after Orange

Junior quarterback Braxton Miller (5) carries the ball during the Big Ten Championship game against Michigan State Dec. 7 in Indianapolis. OSU lost, 34-24. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorOhio State junior quarterback Braxton Miller said he is going to wait until after the Buckeyes play in the Orange Bowl against Clemson to decide whether or not he will leave early for the NFL Draft.“I’m just focusing on getting better myself as an individual and getting the team ready and making sure I’m in the film room taking care of my business,” Miller said Wednesday.However, OSU’s signal caller feels he is prepared to play at the next level.“Oh, yeah. Of course, yeah. Definitely. Just like (when) I came from high school. (The) coaches (are) going to get you mentally ready for everything that you need to get ready for,” Miller said. “It’s another step in life.”OSU coach Urban Meyer said he will wait until after the season is complete before talking with players who could leave early about their future. He would not go into detail about what kind of advice he would give his star quarterback when that time comes though.“That’s between me and Braxton,” Meyer said Monday.Miller, who was named the Big Ten’s offensive player of the year for the second straight season Dec. 3, threw for 1,860 yards and 22 touchdowns with just five interceptions despite missing more than two games when he went down with a sprained MCL in his left knee against San Diego State Sept. 7. He also ran for 1,033 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.No. 7 OSU (12-1, 8-1) is set to play No. 12 Clemson (10-2, 7-1) in the Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. read more

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James Milners perfect response to Liverpools title battle angst

first_imgLiverpool midfielder James Milner believes they should be relishing being on top of the Premier League rather than dwelling on the threat from their rivals.Jurgen Klopp’s side have somewhat dropped off in form since the start of the new year with just two wins in five league outings.1-1 draws against both Leicester City and West Ham United have left Liverpool particularly vulnerable now with Manchester City just three points away from snatching top spot.The Citizens will have the opportunity to do that in tonight’s trip to Goodison Park to take on Liverpool’s Merseyside rivals Everton.But Milner believes Liverpool shouldn’t be worried over the pressure of being the league leaders at this stage of the campaign.“Concerned about being top of the league in February? No, I’m happy!” Milner told Liverpool Echo.“We’re clear at the top of the league in February. There is a long way to go, a lot of games, tough games. We have just got to keep going.“If someone said we’d be three points clear at this stage of the season you’d have taken it.“There were people saying at the start of the season that Man City are the best team the Premier League has ever seen and stuff like that, so just to be close to them is good for us.“Playing for relegation and livelihoods and people’s jobs, that’s pressure. Being at the top of the table, we should be enjoying it.”The former England international, who has won the Premier League twice at City, accepts that changes at the top of the table are likely.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Therefore, Milner believes Liverpool should just try to enjoy their lead and remain focused on themselves rather than on their rivals.“We’ve got to keep going and try and enjoy it,” he added. “There’s nearly a third of the season to go, such a long way.“I’ve been fortunate enough to win titles, I’ve been unfortunate enough to get relegated as well. I’ve experienced it, and these are the times you should be enjoying.“It wouldn’t surprise me if the league lead changes hands a couple of times before the end of the season.“We’ve just got to take care of our business. The last couple of games, we haven’t played well but we’re still picking up points.“That’s the positive side, we’re not losing games. There’s plenty we can improve on which is nice to know.”The Reds will be back in action on Saturday at home to Bournemouth in the Premier League.A point gained. Thanks to the travelling support – let’s push on together 💪🏻🔴 #YNWA pic.twitter.com/NiTclhIT5V— James Milner (@JamesMilner) February 4, 2019last_img read more

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Kansas Farm Wins National Conservation Award

first_imgPhoto: Front row (L to R): Ben Winsor, wife Emily, daughter Collins; Andy Winsor, wife LaVell; and Pat and Russell Winsor, parents of Andy and Ben. Back row (L to R): Kade and Brayden, Andy and LaVell’s children.The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Winsor Farms, in Grantville, Kan., with the 2016 National Conservation Legacy Award during the annual ASA Awards Banquet on Friday, March 4, at Commodity Classic in New Orleans. Andy Winsor accepted the award on behalf of Winsor Farms.Prior to Winsor Farms’ recognition as the program’s national winner, it was named the Midwest Regional winner of the Conservation Legacy Award. The national award winner is chosen from three regional winners. Other 2016 regional winners are Cory Atkins, Seaford, Del. (Northeast Region) John Verell, Jackson, Tenn. (South Region).The Conservation Legacy Awards program is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievement of soybean farmers, which helps produce more sustainable U.S. soybeans. Along with ASA, the program is co-sponsored by BASF, Monsanto, Corn & Soybean Digest magazine and the United Soybean Board/Checkoff.A video featuring each of the regional conservation winners can be viewed here.Since the 1940s, three generations of Winsors have worked to sustain soil and water resources on their family farm in northeastern Kansas. They’ve taken on the challenges of safely farming sandy flat lands bordering the Kansas River, to protecting highly erodible soils as flat lands extend into the hills between Lawrence and Topeka.Photo: Drone technology is among the newest the Winsors are employing on their Northeast Kansas farm.Andy Winsor gives much of the credit for this award to the generations before him who initiated the farm’s conservation program.“Grandpa and Dad started conservation efforts, building terraces and waterways and farming on the contour,” Andy said. “Having those practices in place allows my brother and I to implement newer conservation techniques, such as water management and cover crops.”Andy and his wife, LaVell, farm 4,400 acres with Andy’s parents Russell and Pat, his brother Ben and his wife Emily. Ben specializes in livestock and Andy and Russell handle cropland operations.Click here to read a special insert in Corn & Soybean Digest featuring more about the conservation practices Andy and the other winners are implementing on their farms.last_img read more

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Govt cannot forgo tax liabilities on Cairn Vodafone Revenue secretary

first_imgRevenue Secretary Hansmukh Adhia said on Saturday that the government has done enough in offering to forgo the interest and penalty, if the principal amount is paid, regarding the tax issues surrounding Cairn Energy and Vodafone.Adhia added that the Indian government cannot waive off the multi-billion dollar tax liabilities to these companies face. United Kingdom-based Cairn Energy is facing a tax demand of approximately Rs 10,247 crore over a 2006 business restructuring, while Vodafone allegedly owes the government taxes related with its $11 billion acquisition of stake in Hutchison in 2007, Press Trust of India reports.Cairn claims it has paid all the taxes and there is no “unpaid liability.” On the other hand, Vodafone said that since the transaction was conducted offshore, there is no question of owing the Indian government any tax. However, the income tax department is demanding taxes from the British telecom company as the deal involved assets in the country. A case of arbitration has been initiated into the matter, the PTI report added.Adhia said the government offered to waive off the penalty and interest as a means to settle the tax dispute out of court. “The government has defined its limits. This is how far we can go. Earlier, it was only the signal that we were giving. Now it has come in the statute. The government has now said that this is how far we can go. The government has shown that this is the best we can do and that’s why we are putting it in the statute,” Adhia was quoted as saying by the agency.When asked why the entire tax amount could not be waived off, the revenue secretary said the retrospective amendment to the Income Tax Act was brought in by the Congress party when it held office and the current government cannot completely “undo” the rule.”In order to give an opportunity to the past cases which are ongoing under the retrospective amendment, I propose a one-time scheme of dispute resolution for them,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said while presenting Budget for 2016-2017 in Parliament on February 29, 2016.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

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Oxford Nanopore unveils portable genome sequencer – MinION

first_img © 2014 Phys.org This diagram shows a protein nanopore set in an electrically resistant membrane bilayer. An ionic current is passed through the nanopore by setting a voltage across this membrane. Credit: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Citation: Oxford Nanopore unveils portable genome sequencer – MinION (2014, February 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-02-oxford-nanopore-unveils-portable-genome.html More information: www.nanoporetech.com Oxford Nanopore announces groundbreaking GridION and MinION gene sequencers (Phys.org) —U.K. based Oxford Nanopore Technologies has made good on a promise made two years ago to produce an inexpensive genome sequencer that is based on nanopore technology. David Jaffe, with the Broad Institute reported to an audience at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Florida last week that he has been asked by Oxford Nanopore to try out the new the device, called the MinION, and has found it to be promising. Explore further Oxford Nanopore Technologies created a stir in the biological sciences world in 2012 when representatives for the company announced that its research team had successfully created a sequencing device based on nanopore technology and that an inexpensive prototype would be delivered to researchers outside the company soon thereafter. The company apparently ran into difficulty ramping up its pore technology and had to find some alternative materials—thus the two year delay.Nanopore sequencing is where single strands of DNA are pulled through a pore—as each base pair passes through the pore its conductivity is measured—information that can be used for identification by a computer. The advantage of this approach is that at least in principle, any strand length can be sequenced.The MinION isn’t for sale yet—at this time the company is making prototypes available to a select few notables in the genome sequencing field—each will have to pony up $1000 as a down-payment for the honor. The device plugs into a port on a computer, which does the processing. Along with the device, which has been compared to the size of a pack of gum, Oxford Nanopore Technologies will send along DNA samples that researchers can use to learn how to use the new device—after that, they can sequence anything they want. In testing strands of two types of bacterial DNA sent to him, Jaffe reports having mixed results —long stretches of data were obtained correctly in some cases, but in others there were some errors. In order to assemble the entire genome of a type of bacteria, for example, he had to also use a sequencing device made by another company. He noted that he is optimistic about the device, however, as reps from Oxford Nanopore have assured him that error rates can be reduced using certain techniques even as improvements to the device are being worked out back at the lab.If the error rates using the MinION can be reduced to a practical level, the device could mark a turning point in gemone sequencing as it would be a device that could be carried and used for fieldwork. And though the cost of such a device has not been announced, Oxford Nanopore has repeatedly used terms such as inexpensive and affordable to describe it, indicating it will cost much less than other sequencing devices currently on the marker, once it’s ready for sale. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img Carestream now offers advanced mammography features from industry leaders on its flexible multi-modality breast-imaging workstation.PenRad’s patient tracking and mammography information system (MIS) expedites viewing and reading of mammography exams as well as tracking of patient data and images. PenRad systems can be seamlessly integrated with Carestream’s mammography workstation, which can be connected to a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) from Carestream or other vendors.PenRad’s PenTrac Web-based program automates management of patient recalls and reminders, letters, statistics and MQSA reports to improve efficiency and standardization in mammography patient tracking and reporting.  Carestream also markets and integrates peerVue’s Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) for healthcare providers with advanced workflow needs. Carestream’s Vue radiology information system (RIS) and PACS offer native patient tracking, critical results notification and peer review capabilities. For more information: www.carestreamhealth.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Technology | September 19, 2011 Carestream Enhances Mammography Workflow With Third-Party Integrations News | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 Therapixel Appoints Matthieu Leclerc-Chalvet as CEO Artificial intelligence (AI) breast cancer screening specialist Therapixel announced the appointment of Matthieu… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more News | Mammography | July 10, 2019 SimonMed Imaging Implements ProFound AI for 3-D Tomosynthesis Arizona-based SimonMed Imaging announced their implementation of the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-… read more News | Radiology Business | June 26, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare and the Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub Partner to Drive Innovation in Healthcare Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. read more Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more center_img News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more Related Content Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire.last_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   center_img Through nine weeks of the season, it seems like almost nothing can slow down the Arizona Cardinals’ winning ways.Sunday, a stagnant offense and a season-ending knee injury to Carson Palmer stood in the way…temporarily. Backup Drew Stanton came in, hit John Brown on a 48-yard touchdown pass and the defense added two fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 31-14 win over the St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Stanton will now take the reins of the Arizona offense for the second time this season. The veteran led the Cardinals to a 2-1 record in three starts while Palmer was sidelined with a nerve issue in his right shoulder.last_img read more

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AP PhotoRoss D Franklin

first_img(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) 159 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In the NFL, head coaches are the new quarterbacks. There aren’t enough good ones to go around. The demand exceeds the supply.Welcome to the Cardinals’ new reality.For the second consecutive offseason, our NFL franchise is in the market for a new leader. The team has learned painful lessons and made painful admissions. They haven’t had a winning record since 2015, and Michael Bidwill didn’t mince words when explaining his decision on Monday. Seriously: Why would Arians consider the Browns and Buccaneers and not the city that made him famous?Here’s what the Cardinals can’t do: They can’t hire a rookie head coach. The job is too big, with too much bandwidth. Former NFL star Kurt Warner said the art of coaching is the rare voice who can hold the hearts and attention span of a 53-man locker room on a daily basis, pushing through the triumphs and the dumpster fires.Yeah. So no more rookie head coaches. Please.In some ways, this is Bidwill’s first real test of adversity. He engineered a successful campaign for a new stadium. He resurrected one of the worst franchises in sports history. He brought back Kurt Warner and kept Larry Fitzgerald in tow. He’s ascended inside the NFL oligarchy, to corners of power his father could never reach.But can he attract a big-name head coach? Will he pay for one? Just how far has he ascended among NFL ownership?His faith in General Manager Steve Keim must be warranted and not a sign of personal weakness. He must hire the right mentor for Rosen, providing the stability a young quarterback sorely needs. And this time, when the music is over, he can’t be the last owner standing, waiting for a head coach to drop. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Reach Bickley at dbickley@bonneville.com. Listen to Bickley & Marotta weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station.center_img Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact He said he made a mistake in hiring Wilks, the only head coach in Arizona history to make the Cardinals No. 1 in the NFL draft. While others delivered self-indulgent tributes to Wilks’ personal character, Bidwill opened a window into the incompetence we’ve witnessed for the past few months.Bidwill also said Wilks’ plan for 2019 was nothing he could endorse or support. In other words, he asked Wilks for a reason not to fire him, and Wilks failed at that, too. How bad is a 3-13 head coach when he can’t even articulate a way out of the darkness?Related LinksA list of potential Arizona Cardinals coaching candidatesCardinals ‘went backwards’ under Steve Wilks, Bidwill saysSeahawks’ Carroll: Cardinals’ Steve Wilks was dealt ‘challenging’ taskCardinals’ Bidwill puts faith in GM Keim before head coaching searchCardinals players laud fired coach Steve Wilks’ leadershipBy the numbers: Steve Wilks’ lone season as Cardinals head coachThat suggests Wilks wanted out of here as badly as we wanted him gone, starting with the day he lost Patrick Peterson.Rarely will you find an owner willing to publicly shoulder such colossal failure in judgment. Even if Bidwill is just pacifying his star cornerback, thereby recruiting Larry Fitzgerald for one more season.Smart play. I’ll take those two over Wilks any day. Wouldn’t you?More to the point:Longtime fans have been through purgatory with this football franchise. The younger Bidwill has lifted a moribund family business, atoning for the competitive sins of his father. I believe he is sincere in who he wants to be, namely our next Jerry Colangelo. And I think he’s humiliated and humbled by his error in judgment, however it occurred. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Unlike Suns owner Robert Sarver, I’m betting Bidwill will not make the same mistakes over and over again, hiring inexperienced talent for the alluring purpose of cost, control and convenience.Here’s what Bidwill needs to know going forward:There are eight head coaching vacancies in the NFL. Adam Gase is in high demand, fitting the prototype and representing the fast lane of professional football. He’s young, energetic, young, offensive-minded and quarterback-centric. He’d be a perfect fit for Josh Rosen.Problem is, 25 percent of the NFL is looking for new head coaches and the Cardinals are a middle-of-the-pack job at the moment. To get Gase, they must move fast and act fiscally irresponsible.They must dramatically overpay, the smartest play for a franchise falling woefully behind in the NFC West.Build from the top down. With one voice and one leader.Or they can build the best car from the best available spare parts. Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator; Dirk Koetter or Freddie Kitchens as offensive coordinator; Jim Caldwell or some other respected figurehead pulling strings from atop.They can even appeal to Bruce Arians’ sense of loyalty. Let him put the band back together, with drinks on the house. With a wink and a nod from the organization that any dissatisfaction with Arians in 2017 was misguided and ungrateful.last_img read more

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Négar Djavadis novel Disoriental receives 100

first_imgNégar Djavadi’s novel ‘Disoriental’ receives $10,000 prize A multi-generational novel set in France and Iran has won a $10,000 prize for best French fiction translated into English.Négar Djavadi’s (nay-GAHR’ juh-vah-DEE) “Disoriental” received the Albertine Prize, voted upon by readers and presented by the Van Cleef & Arpels and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Manhattan.At a ceremony Wednesday night at the embassy, honorary prize chair Lydia Davis praised “Disoriented” as a “richly layered” narrative.Djavadi will receive $8,000 and translator Tina Kover $2,000. “Disoriental” was a National Book Award finalist last fall for best translated literature.Three translated books for young people also were honoured Wednesday: Benedicte Guettier’s “The Lonely Little Ghost,” Chen Jiang Hong’s “The Tiger Prince” and Anne-Fleur Drillon’s and Eric Puybaret’s “Cloud Chaser.”The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Jun 6, 2019 8:07 am PDTcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more