Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets

first_imgMary Joy Baron led La Salle with 13 points while Cheng added 10. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa The Lady Falcons snapped their two-game skid and improved to 3-3 and take possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Spikers slipped to 4-2.Former Lady Spiker Eli Soyud proved to be the thorn on the side of La Salle when she capped off Adamson’s 12-5 run in the fourth with two straight kills that gave the Lady Falcons a 17-10 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMary Joy Dacoron put Adamson at match point, 24-19, when she broke through the double block of Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya.Then, captain Jema Galanza, who ended La Salle for the Lady Falcons’ final point. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Adamson head coach Air Padda admitted she experienced difficulty in handling the team after their two straight losses, saying that the players lost their focus after their loss to University of Santo Tomas.The win over La Salle, Padda said, was the biggest sigh of relief for her after their struggles the past week.“We haven’t been focused, it’s hard coaching them this week, and for them to come out here, man, today I’m really proud of them,” said Padda. “The only goal I set for them was to make the school proud, it wasn’t even beating La Salle.”“It’s not about the name on your back, it’s about this, the name on the front.”Soyud finished with 18 points to lead Adamson while Mylene Paat and Dacoron had 15 points apiece with Galanza pitching in 10 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far after toppling defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Bridal Kangana Ranaut rings pretty

first_imgBollywood beauties added some much needed glamour to the third day of the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 on Saturday evening. However, the wow-factor started off on a rough note as Rockstar actress Nargis Fakhri had a major oops moment when the slit of her black gown tore upwards while she was walking the ramp as showstopper for jewellery brand Azva.The US-born model-turned-actress handled the situation confidently, and covered her leg with the flair of the gown while laughing it off with a radiant smile. Notwithstanding the malfunction, Fakhri sizzled in the plunging neck black dress, which had been accessorised with an elaborate gold choker necklace from the brand. The collection featured smart gold designs that were teamed with western wear dresses, skirts and trousers, giving a fresh take on how to sport traditional gold jewellery with a modern twist. Model Priya Sachdev also walked for Azva.Kangana Ranaut rocks in red at fashion show, Nargis Fakhri in splits after ramp mishap.Unfortunately, the audience had to wait for a long time for the second show, by designer couple Falguni and Shane Peacock. Catering to the young and sporty bride, the couple’s collection titled ‘Nuitsauge’, which means a wild take on vintage, included a variety of lehenga-jacket combinations with pretty vintage patterns digitally printed on poly- satin fabric.Biker jackets, bomber jackets and georgette sweatshirts with gold sequin embroidery kept the designs young, while long gold-toned tulle capes with Roman wreath patterns added antique appeal. Though not strictly bridal, the show featured memorable pieces such as the embellished nude- coloured gowns and embroidered lehengas that were styled with hair ornaments. Entrepreneur Charu Sachdev walked the ramp for the show in an asymmetricalpleated anarkali with embroidered churidar and a transparent flowing jacket.advertisementThe highlight of the day was the much-awaited show by ace designer Suneet Varma, who pulled in the crowd with his elaborate set design, making it the first show of this year’s fashion week with a grand stage set-up. The show began with aerial silk acrobatics artist Goura Prema performing atop a life-size elephant made of papier-mache. The stage was transformed into a Rajasthani palace of Rajasthan with architectural domes forming a balcony, and models looked down upon the audience from these high jharokas. Inspired by Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region, the collection featured a variety of mirror-work embellishments with large borders in thread embroidery, stark white and ivory.last_img read more

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Dutch Open: Lakshya Sen, BM Rahul Bharadwaj to Face Off in Quarters

first_img badmintonBM Rahul BharadwajDutch OpenIndia First Published: October 11, 2019, 7:03 AM IST Almere: Young Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and BM Rahul Bharadwaj progressed to the quarterfinals of the men’s singles event at the Dutch Open Super 100 tournament here on Thursday.Lakshya, who had claimed the Belgian Open last month, entered the quarterfinals after registering a fighting three-game win over Ygor Coelho of Brazil. The 18-year-old from Almora defeated Coelho 21-13 16-21 21-10 in a tough pre-quarterfinal contest that lasted for 43 minutes.Rahul too advanced to the last eight round after stunning sixth seed Victor Svendsen of Denmark 21-17 24-26 21-8 in marathon one hour and 14 minutes contest.But one of the two Indians — Lakshya and Rahul — will crash out in the next round as they have been pitted against each other in the quarterfinals.Another Indian in fray, top seed Sameer Verma, who had skipped events at China and Korea due to fitness issues, will take on Japan’s Yusuke Onodera in the round of 16 later on Thursday night. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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Foreign players pocket major chunk of money in Indian leagues

first_imgNew Delhi, March 2 (PTI) Out of Rs 823 crore salaries paid by various sports leagues in India, domestic players get only 36 per cent of it despite being majority participants with bulk of earnings going to minority foreign recruits, according to a report. As per Indian Sports Salaries Report 2016, which surveyed various leagues, including IPL, Indian Super League (ISL), Hockey India League (HIL) and International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), among others, Indian players got only Rs 296 core as total salaries. This is in sharp contrast to their numbers in terms of participation with homegrown players accounting for 521 out of total of 857 players. On the other hand, 336 foreign players walked away with a total salary of Rs 527 crore, it said.”The report is based on the data available and the inputs received from various sports agents. It will help in making direct comparison amongst certain key drivers of growth,” said Super Insinght Director & CEO Raman Raheja. Among the eight leagues surveyed were Premier Badminton League, Champions Tennis League, Pro Kabaddi and Pro Wrestling. As per the report, against the common perception cricketers were not the highest earners in these leagues. The title belonged to top global tennis players.”Cricketers are not the highest paid sports person playing in the Indian leagues. Roger Federer and Rafal Nadal are the highest earning players with Rs 26 crore plus each for playing in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL),” it said.The report is based on analysis of Rs 1,100 crore budget for 857 players in seven sports in eight different leagues.advertisementIt further added that money earned by Federer alone is more than all the hockey players in Hockey India league put together.Moreover, the combined earnings of Federer and Nadal was higher than total salaries paid to players in Pro Kabaddi League, Indian Wrestling League and Premier Badminton League.”All the players of Hockey League, Badminton League, Wrestling League and Pro Kabaddi League each gets less than Rafal Nadal or Roger Federer alone,” it said. In terms of money earned by a player on the basis of time spent on field, UK-based IPTL player Andy Murray topped the list with a staggering Rs 14.34 lakh per minute. Among domestic players, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt was the highest paid per minute with Rs 1.65 lakh for every 60 seconds he spent in the arena, and seventh in the overall list. “Top six players are all tennis players earning Rs six lakh per minute or more in the IPTL,” the report said. Among cricketers, Yuvraj Singh is the highest paid on per minute basis at Rs 1.01 lakh, although he stood 17th in the overall index.”Virat Kohli ranks 29th, MS Dhoni ranks 34th and Suresh Raina 48th rank are earning way below Rs 75,000 per minute,” it said, however, adding that cricket still earmarked the highest amount of Rs 420 crore amongst all other sports played in India sports leagues. PTI AQS KRH RKL AT ATlast_img read more

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Laporte makes first Man City start

first_imgManchester City Manchester City team news: Laporte makes first start Harry Sherlock Last updated 1 year ago 03:02 2/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Aymeric Laporte Athletic Club Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion The club’s record signing, bought for £57m from Athletic Bilbao, starts in defence while Daniel Sturridge is on the bench for the Baggies Aymeric Laporte will make his Manchester City debut against West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.The club’s record signing – purchased from Athletic Bilbao in the January transfer window – will partner Nicolas Otamendi in central defence.Laporte cost City £57 million earlier this week, and will be joined in defence by Kyle Walker at right-back and Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back. John Stones misses out with illness. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Sergio Aguero leads the line, and will be supported from the flanks by Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling, with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva named in midfield, along with Fernandinho.Captain Vincent Kompany starts on the bench, along with youth products Tosin Adarabioyo and Brahim Diaz.Meanwhile, West Brom have named Daniel Sturridge on the bench after completing the loan signing of the England international from Liverpool.Salomon Rondon will lead the line ahead of him, as the Baggies aim to inflict only the second defeat of the season on City.City XI: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, D Silva; Sterling, De Bruyne, B Silva; Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Kompany, Adarabioyo, Gundogan, Toure, Diaz.WBA XI: Foster; Nyom, McAuley, Hegazi, Dawson; Rodriguez, Krychowiak, Yacob, Field, McClean; Rondon. Subs: Myhill, Phillips, Brunt, Sturridge, Burke, Barry, Harper. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Meet Your New Favorite Adventure Travel Pack: The Cotopaxi Allpa

first_img Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Meet Your New Favorite Adventure Travel Pack: The Cotopaxi Allpa Close Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits We’re firm believers in having the right tool for the job. Just like we wouldn’t pack summer hiking boots for a winter trek, that rolling bag or weekender tote won’t pull their weight when your travels take you further afield and off the regular tourist paths. Enter Cotopaxi’s all new Allpa travel pack.We got our hands on the Allpa a few weeks ago and have logged a few thousand miles road tripping to Joshua Tree, California and making a few cross-country flights. Through all of our travels, the Allpa has hauled everything from spare river sandals to dress shirts and khakis. The modular packing system of the Allpa is perfect for trips where you’ll be splitting business and adventure. We were able to organize office clothes, off duty boots and hiking pants, and our camera gear separated and arranged for easy access. It opens like a clamshell, giving you access to everything at once. The back panel is one large compartment, perfect for getting your larger items like shirts and jackets folded in. A small pocket is zipped into the side, helping you stash your valuables without fear of discovery. On the opposite side, multiple smaller pouches help you keep smaller items from turning into a mess. We especially liked the two top smaller pouches, as they kept passport and electronics in easy reach.Related: Cotopaxi Inti ShelterOn the outside, you get a bigger dump pocket on the top. It stows a rain cover for the Allpa, and we found ourselves most often throwing in a few essentials for the day – windshirt, sunscreen, and sunglasses. The pack body is a burly laminated TPU fabric. It stood up to both harsh days in the desert, and more than a few airport baggage handlers without a scratch. Our favorite feature is the stowable harness and hip belt. With a couple of buckles, you can hide the shoulder and waist straps in the pack body itself, making carry-on for your next flight a breeze.The Allpa will ship with a companion daypack, the Batac. At 16 liters, it will carry everything you need for a day of urban or trail adventures, so you don’t have to carry your Allpa everywhere once you drop basecamp (or grab your hotel room). If you’re looking for understated performance in any environment, you won’t find a better pack system whether you’re heading out for a month in South East Asia, or just a weekend getaway in Jackson Hole. Cotopaxi thought through every minute detail with the Allpa, and their love of adventure travel really shows with this pack. The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men center_img How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home Editors’ Recommendations The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America last_img read more

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Efforts to recognise Ayurvedic terms on international platform

first_imgKolkata: Senior officials of the Ministry of Ayush ((Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) will hold a meeting with World Health Organisation officials from June 10 to 11 to develop Ayurvedic terminology that has been coded so far by the experts.The main purpose of the meeting is to explore avenues to recognise various Ayurvedic terms on the international platform. The Ministry of Ayush has developed National Ayush Morbidity and Standardised Terminologies Electronic Portal (Namaste-Portal) where various Ayurvedic terms have found place with their synonyms in English and Hindi languages. Many old manuscripts, which were originally in Sanskrit language, have already been digitised to attract attention from the international audience. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAyurveda is one of the oldest forms of treatment in the country which is gaining momentum after both the Centre and the Bengal government had given an impetus to enhance the infrastructure to boost its reach. The World Health Organisation had tied up with the Ministry of Ayush to chalk out a detailed plan on how traditional modes of treatment can be adopted in foreign countries. The ministry also signed Project Collaboration Agreement with the World Health Organisation for co-operation on promoting the quality, safety, and effectiveness of serving provision in traditional and complementary medicine. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersAccording to Dr Asit Panja, an invitee member of the forthcoming event, Ayush system of medication has a significant role in delivering healthcare to masses. It is cost effective and will benefit economically-challenged patients. Hence it is of paramount importance to promote the traditional method of treatment not only in the country but in abroad as well. Dr Panja, a professor of National Institute of Ayurveda, has been a part of the team that prepared the Ayurveda Morbidity Codes. The World Health Organisation has been developing a terminology in Ayurveda, Unani and Sidhha so that the terms, which are originally in Sanskrit, can be comprehended by the people in foreign countries and India’s traditional form of treatment can be implemented in other countries.last_img read more

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Two dead several injured as amusement ride collapses in Guj

first_imgAhmedabad: Two persons were killed and 27 others injured when an amusement ride collapsed here in Kankaria Lake area Sunday, officials said.Condition of 14 of the injured is serious. The mishap occurred in the evening when a pendulum ride malfunctioned and crashed onto the ground. “Twenty nine people were brought to the hospital out of whom two died while twenty seven are being treated,” said Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Chief Fire Officer M F Dastoor said the accident took place as a pipe of the main shaft of the amusement ride broke, causing it to fall down. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”There are 32 seats in the ride that go round. The pipe of the main shaft broke and crashed on the ground. How that pipe broke is a matter of investigation by Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL),” said Dastoor. The AMC had given a contract to operate the rides in the area to private contractors. AMC Commissioner Vijay Nehra said an FIR will be registered and strict action will be taken against responsible persons. The cause behind the mishap will be investigated by the police and the FSL. “I have ordered an FIR. Why the ride malfunctioned, the mechanical reason behind it will be probed. Police and FSL will investigate the matter and strong action will be taken,” said Nehra.last_img read more

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U2 to perform at Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa on July 1

first_imgOTTAWA – U2 band members Bono and the Edge will perform at next week’s Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa.A spokeswoman for the Department of Canadian Heritage says the Irish rockers will perform one song around noon at the July 1 Canada 150 festivities on Parliament Hill.“It’s a beautiful (Canada) Day!” Heritage Minister Melanie Joly tweeted Friday, referencing one of the band’s biggest hits.Officials predict upwards of 450,000 people could descend on Parliament Hill and venues in the capital for the massive event.Other artists set to perform on Parliament Hill that day include Gordon Lightfoot, Walk Off the Earth, Dean Brody, Serena Ryder and Alessia Cara.U2 will perform in Cleveland that night as part of “The Joshua Tree” tour.last_img read more

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Democrat hopeful talks pipeline protest in North Dakota

first_imgDennis WardAPTN National NewsThe pipeline stand off in North Dakota is starting to become a more prominent national issue in the United States.For month, members of of the Standing Sioux Tribe, along with thousands of supporters, have been on the site of a construction site where a pipeline is supposed to be built.Recently the protests turned violent when security forces who had dogs and mace turned on a number of people at the site.A court ruling on whether to halt construction of the pipeline is expected Sept. 9.APTN’s Dennis Ward talked with Chase Iron Eyes who was raised on the Standin Rock Sioux reservation and is now running as a Democrat for the U.S. Congress.last_img read more

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Encana CEO says Canadian oilfield would produce more if regulated in the

first_imgSuttles made the comments during a panel discussion at a PwC-sponsored energy forum in downtown Calgary that examined what Canada’s energy sector can do to compete more effectively.PwC national energy leader Reynold Tetzlaff says it’s vital that the country get pipelines built to take products to market, starting with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that could be approved by the federal government next month.He says Canadian politicians also need to co-operate to establish a credible national energy policy.Suttles said the “complexity and uncertainty in the regulatory process is orders of magnitude higher” in Canada, where Encana produces about one-third of its oil and gas, compared with the U.S.“The Montney now is the biggest area of growth in Canada, it’s where we’re focusing our attention, and if it sat in the United States it would probably be producing two, three, four times what it is producing today,” he said. CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Encana Corp. says Western Canada’s Montney oil and gas region would be two to four times more productive if it was in the United States with its more efficient regulatory systems.Doug Suttles says the enormous hydrocarbon-bearing formation that underlies the Alberta-B.C. border can compete with premier Texas shale oilfields but it’s being held back by a “cumbersome” regulatory system, along with the inability of smaller Canadian producers to access development capital.He says Encana has built some of the most energy-efficient facilities in the region with its partner to process the gas it produces, but it’s “ridiculous” that the years it takes to get permits is longer than the time required to actually build the plants.last_img read more

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Fords second quarter net profit up 6 per cent to 13 billion

DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street’s expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and made money in Europe for the first time in three years.But things will get leaner in the second half as Ford closes one of its U.S. pickup truck plants to prepare for the launch of its new aluminum-sided F-150. Marketing expenses for new products, like the truck and the Ford Edge in the U.S. and the Mondeo and Focus sedans in Europe, will also take a bite out of earnings.Ford, which earned $3.9 billion before taxes in the first half of this year, confirmed it expects full-year earnings of $7 billion to $8 billion. That’s down from $8.6 billion in 2013.“It’s really a set-up year for a step up in the business in 2015 and beyond,”Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks told media Thursday morning at Ford’s Dearborn headquarters.For the April-June period, Ford’s net income rose 6 per cent to $1.3 billion. The profit, of 32 cents per share, was up from 30 cents per share in the same period a year ago.Excluding separation costs in Europe and a $329 million impairment charge for its money-losing joint venture in Russia, Ford earned 40 cents per share. That beat analysts’ forecast of 36 cents, according to FactSet.Ford’s revenue fell 1 per cent to $37.4 billion, but topped analysts’ expectation of $36.2 billion.Ford shares crossed $18 for the first time since early 2011 in morning trading, and were up 20 cents to $17.98 at midday.Mark Fields, a company veteran who became Ford’s CEO on July 1, told analysts and media on a conference call that he intends to continue the strategy he helped develop with former CEO Alan Mulally. That means focusing on profitable growth, working closely between regions and speeding up vehicle development time.“My message to our team internally, and now externally, is one of continuity but also acceleration of the plan,” Fields said.The results were less rosy at Ford’s crosstown rival, General Motors Co., which posted a net profit of $190 million after absorbing $1.5 billion in recall-related costs. GM’s shares fell nearly 4 per cent to $35.96 in midday trading.Ford’s worldwide sales fell 1 per cent to nearly 1.7 million. Sales were down in every region except Asia Pacific, where they jumped 21 per cent thanks to strong demand for new vehicles like the Kuga SUV in China. Ford made up for that by limiting production and commanding higher prices.Ford reported its highest-ever pretax profit of $2.4 billion in North America. The company’s U.S. sales fell, but Shanks said that was offset by lower costs for materials such as steel and increases in sales of parts and accessories.Ford plans to close its Dearborn truck plant for eight weeks beginning in August. The new F-150, with aluminum sides that shave 700 pounds off the truck’s weight, is scheduled to go on sale in the fourth quarter.In Europe, Ford made $14 million, its first quarterly profit since 2011. Ford expects Europe to be profitable for the full year in 2015.In Asia, Ford’s profit jumped 22 per cent to $159 million. Ford said its market share in the Asia Pacific region hit a record 3.7 per cent.Ford lost $295 million in South America, where its sales were down 23 per cent. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ford’s second quarter net profit up 6 per cent to $1.3 billion as Europe makes money again by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2014 4:40 am MDT read more

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No 12 Ohio State mens basketball rolls to 9755 win over North

Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell (0) drives toward the basket during a game against North Carolina A&T on Dec. 17 at Nationwide Arena. Russell led the Buckeyes in scoring with 21 points in OSU’s 97-55 win. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorA change of scenery didn’t seem to affect the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team as it rolled to yet another blowout victory, extending its record to 9-1 on the season.Playing a home game down the road at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, the Buckeyes jumped out to a 17-2 lead and didn’t look back as they defeated the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 97-55, Wednesday night.The early run by OSU was started by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who buried a  three-pointer to open the scoring. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell also contributed to the fast start, as he added seven points in the first 3:20 of the game.Loving finished the night with 15 points on 4-5 shooting. Russell led the Buckeyes with 21 points on 7-14 shooting.Loving said after the game that playing at Nationwide Arena gave the game a slightly different atmosphere.“It had a Big Ten Tournament feel to it,” Loving said. “Coming into the game, being in a different facility than the Schott, it was something that we are not used to.”The Aggies (1-11) tried to make a late run at the end of the first half, as a pair of three-pointers by junior guard Arturs Bremers cut the OSU lead to 39-26 at halftime.OSU coach Thad Matta said after the game that the mini-run by the Aggies was due to missed opportunities.“I think that we went through a couple lulls where shots weren’t falling,” Matta said. “We just weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be on the defensive end.”OSU senior guard Shannon Scott, who recorded a career high seven steals, to go along with eight points and 12 assists said after the game that Matta got on his team at halftime.“We were up only 13 points I think at halftime and we felt like we should have been up by a lot more,” Scott said. “We took pride in playing more defense and getting more shots up.”The Buckeyes would pull away early after the break, as OSU outscored the Aggies 28-10 in the first eight minutes of the second half.Redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams scored all 15 of his points in the second half, as he shot 6-11 from the field.With nine minutes left to play in the game, all 10 Buckeyes that had taken the floor had scored at least two points.The Buckeyes turned the Aggies over a total of 26 times throughout the course of the game, which led to 40 points.Aggie coach Cy Alexander said after the game that by the time his team settled in to the game, it was too late.“We were a little intimidated early on and got down,” Alexander said. “I thought we competed really hard all game, especially in the first half. Give Ohio State a lot of credit, they took advantage of our turnovers.”Despite the blowout win, the Aggies hung with OSU on the boards as each team recorded 32 rebounds.OSU also converted on its first 17 free throws of the game and finished 20-22 from the charity stripe, with the first miss coming from freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate.The free throw shooting is something Matta said he thought the Buckeyes could take advantage of coming into the game.“We felt like we were going to get to the line tonight, (and I) was very pleased with how guys knocked them down,” he said.The Aggies were led by junior forward Bruce Beckford, who scored 15 of the Aggies first 20 points and finished with a game-high 26 points on 11-20 shootingAlthough OSU won in convincing fashion, Matta was not pleased with the way Beckford dominated the Buckeye defense.“No. 32 (Beckford) had just an incredible night. I told our guys at one of the timeouts, ‘we are making this guy look like a first round draft pick,’” Matta said.The Buckeyes now turn their attention to a showdown with the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chicago on Saturday afternoon. The matchup will be just the second ranked opponent that OSU will have faced thus far this season.Matta said after the game that he had already started looking at film on the Tar Heels.“Obviously, (they are) a tremendous basketball team. Their size is something that (North) Carolina has always had. A lot like Louisville, they are going to try and pound the ball inside on us.”The Buckeyes are set to return to the court Saturday in Chicago against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the CBS Sports Classic. Tip is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST. read more

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Buckeyes almost where they need to be

Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) runs the ball into the end zone after a reception during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorMistakes were made, records were broken, and it was cold.In the middle of all that, Ohio State (9-1, 6-0) found a way to pick up a second-consecutive road win against a team ranked in the College Football Playoff top 25.The Buckeyes — ranked No. 8 in that poll — overcame a pair of fumbles lost and an interception to leave Minneapolis — where the temperature was just 15 degrees at kickoff — with a 31-24 win against No. 25 Minnesota (7-3, 4-2) Saturday afternoon. But if OSU wants to keep rising in the poll going forward, things can’t go the way they did at TCF Bank Stadium — at least that’s how Tom Herman felt after the game.“Obviously we’re not going to be able to go where we want to go turning the ball over like that,” OSU’s co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach said.All season long, coach Urban Meyer has stressed that the place the Buckeyes want to be is in a position to “compete for championships in November.”Now more than halfway through the 11th month, Meyer and his team are just a win — or a Michigan State loss — away from locking up a spot in the Dec. 6 Big Ten Championship game. The Buckeyes’ next shot to book that trip to Indianapolis is set to come next Saturday against Indiana at home.That means OSU is close, but sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott agreed with Herman that the Buckeyes are a few mishaps away from being where they want to be.“We’re almost where we need to be,” Elliott said after he rushed for 91 yards against the Golden Gophers. “We keep making these little dumb mistakes but without those mistakes, the game last weekend and the game this weekend would’ve been a different outcome.”While OSU beat then-No. 8 Michigan State, 49-37, a week before topping Minnesota, both games saw the Buckeyes turn the ball over multiple times, leading to points for their opponent. In fact, all three Minnesota touchdowns came on the ensuing drives after each OSU turnover.Herman said turnovers come with the game, but added he was glad to see how the Buckeyes responded to the mistakes.“You can’t take those turnovers away,” he said. “They are what they are and that’s what made the game close. But I was proud of our guys to continue to battle back and continue to make plays.”Perhaps nobody felt the weight of the turnovers more than redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall, as he had two fumbles in the game. One of those fumbles came on what would have been a likely touchdown for OSU, followed by an 80-yard touchdown drive from the Golden Gophers for a 14-point swing.Senior wide receiver Evan Spencer — who had a chance to recover that Marshall fumble in the end zone before the ball popped free — said the numbers on the scoreboard didn’t show how well the Buckeyes actually played.“We cut out those turnovers, it’s a completely different ball game,” Spencer said after the game. “But I feel as a team we had a really good team win, and that was a really great team that we just played.”Praise for Minnesota and the idea of a strong group effort were common themes among the OSU coaches and players after the game, and Meyer summarized it in his opening statement.“Great team win. Not great execution, but great team win,” he said. “Bottom line is 11 a.m. game against a very good team that we have a lot of respect for.”Herman mentioned the Golden Gopher’s standing in the national picture, and again praised OSU’s ability to overcome mistakes as a team.“This was a top-25 team with a top-20 defense on the road with very unfavorable conditions,” he said. “And we turned the ball over I don’t know how many times, and we still found a way to win.”Part of the reason OSU did pull out a victory was the play of redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. He had some of his own mistakes — including an interception — but set three new school records.His 86-yard touchdown scamper was the longest run ever by an OSU quarterback, while his 189 rushing yards was also the top single-game output by a Buckeye signal caller in program history. And to top it off, Barrett’s second-half touchdown toss to redshirt-sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas was his 37th total touchdown this season, moving him one ahead of the record set by then-junior quarterback Braxton Miller last year. He added a 38th touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 22-yard pass to senior wide receiver Evan Spencer.Barrett’s three touchdown passes in the game also moved him within one of Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith’s school record of 30 in a season set in 2006.The signal caller’s big day helped OSU to 489 yards of total offense, while the Buckeyes’ defense held Minnesota to 303 total yards.OSU’s defensive performance only faltered after the three turnovers. While two of those turnovers were undoubtedly on Marshall alone, Meyer said the Buckeyes won’t leave him out of game plans going forward.“We’re gonna come right back to him,” he said. “That’s what good teams do, they pick each other up.“He’s a good player, we’ve gotta get that fixed.”Aside from the turnovers from Marshall and Barrett and a shaky first-half performance from the run defense, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee stressed that the Buckeyes still came away with the No. 1 thing that matters.“You’re never really satisfied, and that wasn’t really the best performance defensively and offensively in the first half,” Lee said after the game. “But we came together as a team in the second half and just regrouped and calmed down and did our job, and we finished the game.”Kickoff between OSU and Indiana is set for noon at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Prescribe daily aspirin to prevent colorectal cancers doctors told

Once diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome, patients are intensively screened using colonoscopy and polypectomy to look for pre-cancerous cells.Since 2017, everyone diagnosed with colorectal cancer should be tested for LS.A positive result means they can be monitored more closely for other cancers – such as ovarian or endometrial in the case of women – and it allows close relatives to be invited for testing.The child of a parent with a Lynch Syndrome mutation has a 50 per cent chances of inheriting it.As well as having a far great chance of developing colorectal cancer, people carrying Lynch Syndrome disease are more likely to develop the disease in their 30s or 40s.Although scientists cannot know for sure how aspirin protects against some cancers, they believe it may effectively “delete” stem cells most likely to progress rapidly to cancer.The drug’s anti-inflammatory properties may also play a role, although the authors of the study relied on by Nice believe it cannot fully explain the positive effect. “While there are risks associated with long-term aspirin use, the committee agreed that the benefits are likely to outweigh any potential harms.”It is important that clinicians and patients discuss the potential harms and benefits of long-term aspirin use so that an informed decision can be made.” Earlier this year medics called for bowel cancer screening to be introduced at the age of 45 after a sharp rise in younger people being diagnosed with the disease.A study published in the Lancet found that rates of the disease are rising by 1.8 per cent a year in the under-50s in the UK, while dropping by 1.3 per cent annually in older groups.The NHS is currently piloting checks from the age of 55 in some areas, while in others, screening is not offered until the age of 60.Officials in England have previously said they intend to lower the screening age to 50, which is the situation in Scotland.Also included in the new Nice guidance is a recommendation for patients with the most severe form of colon cancer to be given chemotherapy before surgery, following new evidence that doing so improved survival. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Taking aspirin slashes the risk of cancer for hundreds of thousands of people with an inherited genetic condition, health chiefs have said.Carriers of Lynch Syndrome, which affects roughly one in 300 people, would gain significant protection against bowel, rectal and colon cancers from the daily pill, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).Roughly four in five who carry the genes develop one of these forms of the disease – known collectively as colorectal cancer.However, trials have indicated that daily aspirin can cut the risk by up to 60 per cent.It is the first time Nice, which determines what drugs and treatments must be offered on the NHS, has recommended aspirin as a preventative treatment for cancer.The blood-thinning drug is not without side-effects, however, including an increased risk of dangerous bleeds.Although colorectal cancer is the fourth most common form of the disease, it is the second biggest killer, accounting for an average of 44 deaths every day.Dr Paul Chrisp, director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, said: “The independent committee looked at evidence from a multi-country randomised controlled trial, which showed taking daily aspirin for more than two years reduces the risk of colorectal cancer in people with Lynch Syndrome. read more

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A sunlit picture of hell War poet Siegfried Sassoons WWI diaries published

first_imgOne of Sassoon’s entries, depicting an officer’s inner fears and confusion.JOURNALS KEPT BY British WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon have been published online for the first time by Cambridge University.The collection includes 23 journals written by the poet between 1915-27 and 1931-32 as well as two notebooks from 1916-18 carried drafts of his war poems. The poems include previously unpublished material from Sassoon, such as a version of The Dug-Out with an additional verse he later left out.Material included in the collection are Sassoon’s entries for when he was shot by a sniper and his recollections of the first day of the Somme, which he described as a “sunlit picture of hell”. Of the barrage of shells and machine guns, he writes: “The air vibrates with the incessant din – the whole earth shakes + rocks + throbs – It is one continuous roar”.The journals were small enough for Sassoon (1886-1967) to carry in his army tunic, according to the university.Some of the digitised notebooks bearing the thoughts, sketches and rough drafts by Sassoon carry physical evidence of being written in the trenches, such as candle wax or mud along the edges.Cambridge University Library said that, until now, the journal contents were mostly unseen by researcher and the public because of their poor physical condition, and only Sassoon’s official biographer had unrestricted access to the archive. August 1914: Members of the British Expeditionary Force photographed en route to Mons. Sassoon would later enter their ranks. Source: PA Archive/Press Association ImagesCambridge University librarian Anne Jarvis described the collection as being of “towering importance, not just to historians, but to any one seeking to understand the horror, bravery and futility of the First World War as experienced by those on the front lines and in the trenches.”The war diaries Sassoon kept on the Western Front and in Palestine are of the greatest importance, both nationally and internationally, and we are honoured to be able to make them available to everyone, anywhere in the world, on the 100th anniversary of the First World War.Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War >This gif shows the spead of WWI into a global conflict >last_img read more

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Greek liquidity under ECB scrutiny

first_imgThe issue of cash flow in Greece will be among those to be discussed during Wednesday’s scheduled board meeting of the European Central Bank, with Greek central banker Yannis Stournaras informing his peers of liquidity conditions in this country.Bank officials have informed Kathimerini that the situation has deteriorated due to political uncertainty but added that the outflow of deposits is manageable for now. They noted that the 2.5-billion-euro decline in deposits in December may be significant, but is not causing any problems thanks to the existing liquidity.They explained that the drop in deposits last month is not natural and is a result of concern among account holders, households and enterprises regarding the election result and the possibility of a clash with the eurozone. Because of this a number of corporations are shifting funds abroad for safety reasons, while many households are withdrawing larger amounts of cash to be prepared for any event.There is additional pressure on liquidity from treasury bill issues: New T-bills will start being issued today and the state expects to draw a total of 2 billion euros. Local banks appear very reluctant to purchase the new paper, but don’t really have any choice. This new issue is being made to repay older issues that are maturing.Credit sector officials say that the state has so far issued T-bills totaling 15 billion euros, mostly bought by domestic lenders. According to Greece’s bailout agreement, out of the 15 billion euros in T-bills, the banks can only use up to 3.5 billion between them as collateral. That means the state has deprived the private sector of resources amounting to some 11 billion euros.Liquidity depends entirely on the ECB, which is why bank officials are stressing how important it is for the country to fulfill its obligations that secure its funding through the Eurosystem. As ECB sources have repeatedly underlined, as long as the country is in the bailout program, there is no question about the funding of banks. However if the rules are violated or any unilateral moves are made against the general European policy, the situation could very quickly become complicated.Source: kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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La réglisse un risque pour le coeur

first_imgLa réglisse : un risque pour le coeur ? Les autorités sanitaires américaines ont récemment alerté les consommateurs sur les méfaits potentiels de la réglisse : après l’âge de 40 ans, cette plante aromatique parfumant les bonbons entraînerait parfois des problèmes cardiaques et artériels.Originaire d’Europe et d’Asie, et utilisée tant par la médecine traditionnelle chinoise que par la médecine moderne pour traiter brûlures et ulcères d’estomac, bronchites, maux de gorge voire hépatites, la réglisse est une plante aromatique surtout connue dans les pays occidentaux comme agent de saveur pour les bonbons et autres friandises.À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Mais la Food and Drug Administration (FDA) américaine conseille aux plus de 40 ans d’en limiter leur consommation. En effet, les scientifiques ont découvert que l’acide glycyrrhizique, le principe actif qui lui donne son goût, avait la propriété de faire chuter le taux de potassium de l’organisme, entraînant potentiellement somnolence, tension artérielle, arythmies et insuffisances cardiaques. “Le fait de consommer 60 grammes de réglisse par jour pendant deux semaines peut envoyer certains gourmands à l’hôpital, explique ainsi la FDA cité par Futura Sciences. Astuce : méfiez-vous particulièrement des bonbons à la réglisse de couleur noire, qui sont les plus concentrés et surtout en cas d’arythmie, arrêtez immédiatement d’en manger. D’une manière générale, la FDA recommande aux consommateurs de tous âges de ne pas en abuser, car la réglisse peut également interagir avec certains médicaments, même homéopathiques.Le 9 novembre 2011 à 20:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Mass Effect Andromedas Facial Animations Were Reportedly Outsourced

first_imgStay on target Mass Effect Andromeda is one fun game. However, anyone that frequents social media knows that its human characters have questionable looking faces and facial animations. There were several theories bouncing around the internet to explain why this was the case. Now, a new report may have revealed why models and animations are so funky looking.Liam Robertson, known as the “Game History Guy” on YouTube, released a video where he explains what went wrong with Mass Effect Andromeda. According to his sources at Bioware, there was an over-reliance on Cyberscan technology. This technology is used to take digital 3D scans of physical objects. It’s a great tool for artists, but it is only meant to act as a starting point.“Cyberscans can provide a helpful alternative to having an artist manually sculpt the basis of a model themselves,” said Robertson’s source. While the technology is impressive, it isn’t advanced enough to create high-quality assets on its own. An artist still needs to come in and make refinements so that subjects look as good as possible. This is especially true for human faces, which can look off if not properly worked on.According to multiple sources, Robertson spoke with, much of the artistic work on human subjects was outsourced. Bioware’s internal team focused most of its attention on hard surface objects like environments and ships, as well as select aliens and robots. After the scans for human subjects had been taken, they were shipped to studios like EA Bucharest in Romania. This studio supposedly took on a great deal of the models and animation work on human characters, according to one insider.Bioware wasn’t unaware of what was happening on the model and facial animation front. Apparently, some members “actively went out of their way to offer their services to do additional work on the human character assets, and were turned away.” The decision by EA to have external studios handle the brunt of these animations could have been a cost-cutting measure. One insider suggests that management simply didn’t see the need to have the in-house team oversee and fix faces and animations.All of this is based on unofficial reports. If true, however, it would explain why human characters don’t look as impressive as they did in previous Mass Effect games. Hopefully, we’ll eventually hear official word about what went wrong with this situation. Bioware is promising to implement fixes via patches in the future. Hopefully, this will help humans look as good as everything else in the game. The Most Shocking, Surprising, and Awesome Gaming Moments of 2017Bioware Officially Cancels All Single Player DLC for Mass Effect Andromeda last_img read more

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