10 days agoMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michut

first_imgMan City, Barcelona watching PSG starlet Edouard Michutby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveParis Saint-Germain’s U17 starlet Edouard Michut is attracting Premier League interest.Sky Sports says City are keen on Michut ahead of the January market.The 16-year-old attacking midfielder – a France youth international – is also being tracked by Barcelona. Michut is seen as a play-maker and has been likened in profile to PSG star Marco Veratti. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Predicting The Future Head Coaches Of College Football’s Best Programs

first_imgHead coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: (L-R) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shakes hands with head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide prior to the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)We’ve transitioned from the college football offseason into the college football preseason. Soon, the actual season will be here. That’ll go quickly and, before you know it, it’ll be the offseason again.  Nick SabanHow much longer will Saban be at Alabama? Who will replace him?And what comes in the offseason?Coaching moves. Some will be fired, some will be hired. Some will leave their current job for better ones. Nothing lasts forever in college football, so even if you think your current program is set for the foreseeable future, there’s probably a decent chance that you’re wrong. Even the best in the sport have to deal with coaching moves once a decade or so. Who do you think is the next head coach of your college football program?We’ve made our guesses here, predicting the future head coaches of college football’s top programs. Start With Nebraska ??? >>> Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16last_img read more

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Chronology of events in the case of serialkiller nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer

first_imgHere is a chronology of the events in the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case, based on police information, court documents and public obituaries.– June 25, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2007: Wettlaufer injected 87-year-old Clotilde Adriano with insulin at the Caressant Care long-term-care home in Woodstock, Ont., committing what police called an aggravated assault. Adriano died on July 30, 2008, at the age of 88. Police said her death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Adriano was a widowed mother of two and grandmother to five.– June 25, 2007 – Dec. 31, 2007: Wettlaufer injected Albina Demedeiros with insulin at Caressant Care, committing what police have called an aggravated assault. Demedeiros died in hospital on Feb. 25, 2010, her 91st birthday. Police said her death was not attributed to Wettlaufer. Demedeiros was predeceased by nine of her 10 siblings, including victim Clotilde Adriano.– Aug. 11, 2007: Wettlaufer used insulin to murder James (Jim) Silcox at the Caressant Care home. The 84-year-old was a Second World War veteran of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He was a married father of six.– Dec. 22, 2007 – Dec. 23, 2007: Wettlaufer killed Maurice (Moe) Granat with insulin at the Caressant Care home. The 84-year-old father of two was a longtime mechanic and automotive body man in Tillsonburg, Ont.– Jan. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2009: Wettlaufer injected Caressant Care resident Michael Priddle, 63, with insulin ”with intent to murder.” Priddle died at the home at the age of 64, with his family by his side, at an undisclosed date. Police have said his death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Priddle was survived by his wife of 41 years as well as two children.– Sept. 1, 2008 – Dec. 31, 2008: Wettlaufer injected Caressant Care resident Wayne Hedges with insulin ”with intent to murder.” The 57-year-old Hedges died at the long-term care home on Jan. 24., 2009. Police say his death is not attributed to Wettlaufer. Hedges was survived by his parents and two siblings and predeceased by a brother.– Oct. 13, 2011 – Oct. 14, 2011: Wettlaufer killed 87-year-old Gladys Millard with insulin at the Caressant Care home. Millard, a widowed mother of two, was originally from Nova Scotia. She was a longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church and a member of the Rose Rebekah Lodge in Woodstock.– Oct. 25, 2011 – Oct. 26, 2011: Wettlaufer murdered 95-year-old Helen Matheson with insulin at the Caressant Care home. Matheson, a widowed mother of two sons, was a longtime United Church member in Innerkip, Ont.– Nov. 6, 2011 – Nov. 7 , 2011: Wettlaufer used insulin to murder 96-year-old Mary Zurawinski at the Caressant Care home.– July 13, 2013 – July 14, 2013: Wettlaufer murdered 90-year-old Helen Young with insulin at the Caressant Care home.– March 22, 2014 – March 28, 2014: Wettlaufer murdered 79-year-old Maureen Pickering at Caressant Care with insulin. The widow was a former native of Tillsonburg, Ont.– Aug. 23, 2014 – Aug. 31, 2014: Wettlaufer used insulin to kill 75-year-old Arpad Horvath. He lived at a Meadow Park facility in London, Ont. The married father of two was the owner of Central Tool and Die of London and active in the local Hungarian club.– Sept. 1, 2015 – Sept. 30, 2015: Wettlaufer injected 77-year-old Sandra Towler with insulin ”with intent to murder” at the Telfer Place retirement home in Paris, Ont.– Aug. 1, 2016 – Aug. 30, 2016: Wettlaufer injected 68-year-old Beverly Bertram with insulin ”with intent to murder” while the woman was living at a private residence in Ingersol, Ont.– Oct. 25, 2016 – Wettlaufer is charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.– Jan. 13, 2017 – Wettlaufer is charged with four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.– June 1, 2017 – Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to all charges she faced.– June 5, 2018 – A public inquiry examining the circumstances that allowed Wettlaufer to kill patients in her care begins.– July 31, 2019 – The inquiry says systemic failures in long-term care allowed Wettlaufer to carry out her crimes without raising suspicion. It calls for fundamental changes to prevent such tragedies in the future.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Stars To Honor Don Williams With Tribute Album

first_imgGarth Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Trisha Yearwood, Dierks Bentley, John Prine, Chris Stapleton and Alison Krauss are just some of the stars set to honor country music legend Don Williams on a new tribute album.Gentle Giants: The Songs Of Don Williams is slated to be released on May 26, with many of the proceeds to go MusiCares.Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams track listing:1. “Tulsa Time” – Pistol Annies2. “I Believe in You” – Brandy Clark3. “We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’” – Lady Antebellum4. “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” – Dierks Bentley5. “Amanda” – Chris Stapleton feat. Morgane Stapleton6. “Till The Rivers All Run Dry” – Alison Krauss7. “Love Is On A Roll” – John Prine feat. Roger Cook8. “If I Needed You” – Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires9. “Maggie’s Dream” – Trisha Yearwood10. “Lord I Hope This Day is Good” – Keb’ Mo’11. “Good Ole Boys Like Me” – Garth Brookslast_img read more

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WestJet pilots union to also represent Swoop pilots says arbitrator

first_imgCALGARY – A federal arbitrator has ruled that WestJet’s unionized pilots will also fly its new ultra-discount carrier Swoop that’s set to launch next week.Capt. Rob McFadyen, chairman of WestJet’s Air Line Pilots Association, says the decision means the airline can no longer outsource Swoop flying, a major disagreement in recent negotiations.Swoop will recognize the union as the exclusive bargaining agent for all Swoop pilots, who will be on the airline’s one seniority list and fly aircraft at Swoop terms and conditions.WestJet and the union will now make a joint application to the Canada Industrial Relations Board to amend pilots association’s bargaining certificate to include Swoop flying.The parties also agreed that WestJet and Swoop are common employers.The two sides scheduled mediation/arbitration dates over the summer to address all remaining issues.The threat of a strike by pilots was averted two weeks ago when the airline and union agreed to a settlement process and, if necessary, to use final and binding arbitration.WestJet CEO Ed Sims said it recognizes and respects the interim order that WestJet pilots should be able to operate Swoop aircraft.The Air Line Pilots Association is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, including about 1,500 WestJet pilots and approximately 500 at WestJet Encore.Companies in this story: (TSX:WJA)last_img read more

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US firms to Trump Dont raise tariffs on more Chinese goods

first_imgWASHINGTON – Fishermen off the Alaskan coast. A Florida maker of boat trailers. A building materials distributor in Tennessee.Those and hundreds of other American businesses are delivering the same plea to President Donald Trump as he considers imposing tariffs on nearly 40 per cent of imported Chinese goods:Don’t do it.The Trump administration will hold six days of hearings starting Monday in Washington on the next barrage in an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies: Trump’s proposed tariffs of 10 per cent to 25 per cent on $200 billion in Chinese goods that could kick in as early as next month.Once in effect, the tariffs would immediately inflate the prices that American companies would have to pay for Chinese components they need to build their products. Those companies would have to decide whether to pass those costs on to their customers or absorb the higher prices themselves.The first shots have already been fired: In July, Trump slapped 25 per cent tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports. Taxes on an additional $16 billion are set to kick in this week. China is counterpunching with tariffs of its own.But the $200 billion in additional Chinese goods that the Trump administration is considering taxing would mark a significant escalation in its trade fight with Beijing.Washington and Beijing are clashing over U.S. allegations that China uses predatory tactics to try to overtake American technological dominance: Those tactics, the administration argues, include cyber-theft and pressure for U.S. companies to hand over trade secrets in return for access to the Chinese market.So far, the U.S. tariffs have targeted imported Chinese industrial products — not the electronics, toys and food that ordinary Americans might buy at a mall or order online. But adding $200 billion to the target list would expose to hefty taxes many more of the $506 billion in goods that China shipped to the United States last year, including many consumer products. The list includes 6,031 Chinese imports — an eclectic compilation that ranges from buttons to burglar alarms to motorboats.JO-ANN Stores, which sells fabric and crafting supplies, says it imports about 500 items on the tariff list, including fleece, yarn and cotton fabric. Ed Weinstein, JO-ANN’s vice-president of tax and public affairs, said he doesn’t understand how supplies for knitters and crafters became caught up in a trade dispute over high-tech policy.“Our products are very simple,” Weinstein told The Associated Press. “I would never have expected to see fabric and craft components on the tariff list.”In their filings to the Trump administration, companies that import from China complain that the tariffs will force them to raise prices, pay higher costs, try to find alternative suppliers or lose business to foreign rivals that don’t have to pay a penalty on components and machinery they import from China.“If you look at the filings, a lot of them are mom-and-pop businesses saying, ‘Please don’t do this to us,’ ” said Bryan Riley, director of the Free Trade Initiative at the conservative National Taxpayers Union.Consider:— Seattle’s Groundfish Forum, a trade group for the operators of 19 fishing trawlers off Alaska. It warns that the tariffs will hit flatfish caught off the U.S. coast that are sent to China for processing before being shipped back to the United States. Trump’s proposed 10 per cent tariff on those fish would leave the “sustainably harvested fish caught by U.S. fishermen at a competitive disadvantage,” the group says in a filing with the administration’s Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.— Magic Tilt Trailers, a company in Clearwater, Florida, that makes boat trailers. It says it has to buy Chinese tires and parts on Trump’s target list; there are few alternatives.“The tariffs will have little to no impact on the sourcing options of members in the trailer manufacturing community,” the company wrote. “We will just be getting a 10 per cent tax, payable to the general treasury.”— Building Plastics Inc., a Memphis-based building materials distributor. It buys 400- to 800-pound slabs of Chinese quartz and sells them to fabricators that turn them into countertops and other items for homes and offices. The company says it’s tried and failed to find alternative sources of the mineral.“We did not want to go to China, but we were forced to go to China,” said Mike Perkowski, a product manager for the company.Perkowski said the tariffs could prove “catastrophic.”“There’s a possibility we could be priced out of the market,” he said in an interview. “We’re definitely going to have to pass along the tariffs … We’ve been educating our customer base that tariffs are coming. There will definitely be a price increase.”Can the U.S. and China avoid a $200 billion tariff collision? Hopes rose last week on news that China will send an envoy to Washington this month to discuss a way out of the standoff.But many trade analysts aren’t very optimistic. A solution would likely require China to widen its market to foreign companies, reduce subsidies to domestic industries and rethink industrial policies that are considered vital to helping Chinese companies become leaders in such advanced fields as electric cars and robotics and thereby strengthening China’s economy.“China is not going to become a functioning market economy as we would like to see it in the next two months or even in the next two years,” said Bradford Ward, a former U.S. trade official and now at the law firm King & Spalding. “People need to prepare for and plan for the long haul. This is not going to be resolved quickly.”The tit-for-tat tariffs between the U.S. and China, Riley said, “could be become the new normal.”___Follow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PaulWisemanAPlast_img read more

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Emera selling three natural gas power plants in New England for 780M

first_imgHALIFAX — Emera Inc. has signed a deal to sell its three natural gas-fired power plants in New England to an affiliate of the Carlyle Group for $780 million.The Nova Scotia-based company says proceeds from the sale will be used to reduce debt and for capital investment.Emera CEO Scott Balfour says the deal, worth US$590 million, increases the company’s financial flexibility.Together, the Bridgeport Energy, Tiverton Power and Rumford Power plants in the deal have the capacity to generate approximately 1,100 megawatts of power.Carlyle Group’s Matt O’Connor says the three additional plants will make it one of the region’s largest owners of power generation facilities.The sale is subject to the regulatory approvals of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and under the provisions of the U.S. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act.It is expected to close in first quarter next year.Companies in this story: (TSX:EMA)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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100 Women Who Care Fort St John are accepting Nominations

first_imgTo view the FB Page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – The Fort St. John Chapter of 100 Women Who Care are accepting nominations for the September 17th meeting.The 100 Women Who Care started in 2017, as a group of local women who come together for one evening to help infuse financial help into local charities. At the event, the women listen to three nominated charities who present their stories to the women. By sharing who they are, what they are doing in the community, and why they deserve the support.Each attending woman brings $100 to the event, and casts her vote towards the charity she feels deserves the donation. When you multiply $100 by 100 women there is a quick infusion of funding for the chosen charity.last_img

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NPCL officials booked for transformer explosion tragedy

first_imgGreater Noida: Following the tragic death of three children who were charred to death in an electricity transformer explosion incident in sector Phi-III of Greater Noida on Wednesday afternoon, Gautam Buddh Nagar police have booked officials of Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) who were responsible for upkeep of the cables at the transformer and the maintenance of sub-station. They have been charged for causing death due to negligence and under relevant Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe deceased identified as Rinku (13), Golu (8) and Sagar (8), all natives of sector phi-III in Greater Noida were playing at the road situated near the electricity substation. All the three children were trapped with the live wires of transformer and were charred in the fire triggered by transformer blast around 3:00 pm on Wednesday. The family members of the deceased alleged laxity from electricity department as they made several complaints regarding malfunctioning of the transformer but no one responded. They also complained that no attendant was ever appointed in the transformer room while the gates of the plot and shutter of room, where transformer was placed, remained open always. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsCops have sent samples from the site to the forensic science laboratory and after getting the expert’s opinion, police came to the conclusion that the LT cable on the transformer premises was not kept in good condition and the concerned NPCL officials did not take precautionary measures, even though there was history of complaints made by residents. “Based on the complaint received, an FIR under Sections 304A (causing death due to negligence), and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against eight officials of NPCL including the CEO of board at Kasna police station of Greater Noida. The investigating officer is carrying out fair investigations into the case while actions will be taken against those responsible for the fatal incident,” said Shwetabh Pandey, Circle Officer-I, Greater Noida.last_img read more

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IndiaBdesh Home Minister level talks next week in Delhi

first_imgNEW DELHI: Amidst hectic political campaign Home Minister Rajnath Singh has invited his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan for bilateral talks next week here.Though Singh is also contesting the Lok Sabha poll from Lucknow constituency, he thought it was important to have the 7th round of bilateral talks before the polls. During the polls, most of the paramilitary forces would be deployed all over the country. India needs special cooperation from Bangladesh to keep a strict vigil on the border and especially to the sensitive areas. Intelligence agencies have alerted the government for a possible terrorist attack to disrupt the poll process. Official sources said Bangladesh and India will discuss trans-border security, cross border trafficking and border management issues during the home minister-level talks slated to be held on April 1. Bangladesh Minister will arrive in the capital on 31st March and will leave for Dhaka on 2nd April. Asaduzzaman Khan and Rajnath Singh will lead their respective sides to the talks. The 6th round of home ministerial talks was held in Dhaka in October last year when Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Bangladesh. The sources further said they might discuss other issues like Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, their repatriation, restriction on visa issuance (except emergency need) before and during the general election in India that begins from April 11. It’s reported in Dhaka press that law and order situation is fast deteriorating in the makeshift refugee camps for the displaced Rohingyas. Indian intelligence agencies have also alerted their counterparts in Bangladesh about a possible influx of some radical groups and illegal arms are also found in the camp. In two occasions Bangladesh police had to fire to disperse the armed groups. In fact, Bangladesh Government has also urged the India Government to take up this refugee crisis with the Myanmar government for speedy repatriation of the displaced person to their homeland. Last month, Bangladesh foreign minister Dr A K Abdul Momin visited India and gave a new proposal to Indian External Affair Minister for consideration. Their proposal was to create a safe zone for the Rohingyas in the Rakhine Province and that zone should be monitored by both friendly countries like India and China. So far, the India government has not given any positive response. Bangladesh Home minister is likely to raise the same issue to Home Minister Rajnath Singh. In this meeting, the opening of a new consulate in southern state Tamil Nadu will get importance. Bangladesh High Commissioner Syed Moazzem Ali had recently visited Chennai to expedite the process. Last year, both countries signed a revised visa protocol. Officials said both sides will review the progress on this issue and apart from Home minister, Home Secretary, representatives from all security agencies and Indian High Commissioner Riva Das Ganguly will be present for the day-long deliberation.last_img read more

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Red zone turnover deficiencies holding back Ohio State offense

OSU redshirt sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall (7) runs with the ball during a game against Indiana on Oct. 3 in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won, 34-27. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorOhio State maintained its top ranking in the AP Top 25 Poll for the sixth straight week, but a sluggish start out of the gates has caused the Buckeyes to lose 23 of their 61 first-place votes from the preseason poll. But after getting a chance to review the game tape of the Buckeyes’ 34-27 victory over Indiana on Saturday, OSU coach Urban Meyer saw improvements. The coach was hesitant to use the word “great” to describe where the Buckeyes could be headed “because it’s all relative,” but Meyer said he thinks they might be turning the corner.Meyer said the perimeter blocking was the best it’s been this year, while noting the team played as hard as any time over the past two seasons. “I think we’re on the border of being very good,” he said on Monday. As for why the defending national champions have yet to cross that border to being very good, Meyer pointed to two areas that used to be the team’s strengths: red zone offense and turnovers. The team has put points on the board in just 75 percent of its trips inside the 20-yard line. In 16 tries, the Buckeyes have four field goals and only six touchdowns.OSU made three trips to the red zone against Indiana but came away with a measly six points on two field goals from redshirt senior Jack Willoughby. On their third trip, the Buckeyes found the end zone on a swing pass from redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones to junior running back Ezekiel Elliott, but an illegal block negated the score. The next play Jones was sacked, then two plays later a botched snap on third down moved the Buckeyes further back. Willoughby trotted out for his third field goal attempt but missed it. The mistake-ridden trip was a microcosm of the struggles inside the red zone all season long.Left guard Billy Price said he thinks the issues inside the 20-yard line actually stem from the offense’s big play ability. “As we look at our offense, we are a very explosive offense,” the redshirt sophomore said. “Given a confined space, it makes things difficult. It makes it easier for the defense because they don’t have as much ground to cover.”Price said the team needs focus on individual assignments, as well as tightening up its execution, especially for the running game.“We gotta get the running game going, that’s primary. That’s who our offense is. And then the red zone comes second nature to us,” he said. Meyer said the inefficiency inside the 20-yard line boils down to a “variety of problems,” such as turnovers and penalties.Turnovers, however, have been a major factor holding the offense back, even outside the red zone. Following the victory over the Hoosiers, in which the Buckeyes coughed up the ball three times, Meyer said the “turnovers have to change.” Redshirt sophomore Jalin Marshall contributed two fumbles, while Jones threw one interception.Through five games, OSU is minus-four in turnover margin — which places them 101st in the country. In three of five games, the Buckeyes have had multiple turnovers. Tight ends coach Tim Hinton said last week that the team is working on fixing the issues. “We’ve had too many turnovers,” he said. “We’re certainly addressing that very hard.” Meyer is confident that the lack of production in the red zone and turnovers can be corrected as the season progresses. “Those are fixable,” he said. “When you start getting effort and attitude … that’s where red flags start showing up, and I don’t feel that at all. This one has the characteristics of having a great team. Last year’s obviously was a great team, 2012, great team. I didn’t say exceptional skill everywhere, but great team.”  OSU is set to continue Big Ten play on Saturday against Maryland. Kickoff is slated for noon at Ohio Stadium. read more

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Football Runpass option highlights the difference between Haskins and Barrett

Ohio State redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) runs the ball in the third quarter of the game against Minnesota on Oct. 13. Ohio State won. 30-14. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State might be the No. 2 team in the country, with a 7-0 record and have its best throwing quarterback in recent memory in redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins. But the team is lacking one thing every team led by head coach Urban Meyer has always had: a run game.In the Buckeyes 30-14 win over Minnesota, Ohio State failed to reach 100 rushing yards for the first time since its loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff two seasons ago.Much of this can be attributed to Ohio State’s lack of a dual-threat quarterback, with J.T. Barrett amassing 798 rushing yards in his redshirt senior season last year, much of which was through the run-pass option, or RPO.Barrett was often the answer to short third-down plays, and the extra threat with his feet allowed more space for running backs J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber. So much more space, in fact, that Dobbins ran for 1,403 yards and 7.2 yards per carry as a freshman.The RPO seems to have been majorly lost with Barrett’s departure, but Meyer said that is not necessarily true.“A lot of those passes are RPOs, like when you see Parris [Campbell] in the flat or K.J. [Hill] on a hitch, those are all RPOs,” Meyer said. “You’re reading someone, you trigger, you throw the ball. So I’d say there’s at least 10 to 12 called runs that the ball is being thrown.” This season, Haskins has 30 rushes for 49 yards and a touchdown on the ground, averaging 1.9 yards per carry. Against Minnesota, Haskins had a career-high nine carries and totaled just six yards, losing yardage on three sacks.However, the RPO for Haskins is still completely different than the play-calling Barrett had under Meyer. Instead of Haskins running the ball himself when an RPO is called, he is looking for an opportunity to hand the ball off, finding a hole for whichever running back is in the game, whether its Dobbins or Weber. However, instead of Dobbins and Weber putting up the same types of numbers they combined for last season, the Ohio State rushing game has struggled, ranking as the No. 51 rushing offense in the NCAA with the yards per carry average for both backs decreasing from a season ago. The defensive schemes Ohio State has seen over the first seven games of the season has indicated that opponents view the rushing offense, without a dual-threat option behind center, as one-dimensional.“I don’t want to give you a number, but there’s some pass yards that are run plays,” Meyer said. “They’re loading the boxes, we’re not going to run the quarterback.”To make up for it, Haskins threw 412 yards and three touchdowns, giving him back-to-back 400-yard passing games. The Ohio State program has had three 400-yard passing games in its history, two coming in the past two weeks.While Barrett gave the offense a strong weapon on both fronts, Haskins has been making up for lost ground by drastically out-throwing any season Barrett ever had. In the RPO, Meyer said he understands this difference, and that’s why there has been such a shift in the offensive numbers.“We went back and studied everything, and had that conversation about these are 10 run calls that we’re flipping the ball out there and making plays with it,” Meyer said. “That’s kind of what Dwayne gives you. Maybe J.T. gave you something else, where it was more of a run-run option; this is a run-pass option.”The Buckeyes will travel this Saturday to face a Purdue rush defense that has been middle of the road so far this season, allowing 146.8 yards per game and four yards per carry to opposing backs.It remains to be seen if the Ohio State offense will move toward the run aspect of the run-pass option, or if the offense can continue to survive on the historic pace that Haskins’ passing game is working on. read more

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Barcelona plays down Malcoms lack of playing time

first_imgBarcelona are not bothered by Malcom’s lack of playing time this season as the club general manager Pep Segura revealed there is no problem with the Brazilian.Malcom, 21, is yet to start for the Spanish champions since his €41m move from Bordeaux this summer, making just two cameo appearances from the bench thus far.“There is no problem with Malcom,” Segura told an interview with Diario Sport.“He was added to the squad because he is young and because he has a lot of talent, this is a long season, so a lack of minutes right now is not an issue.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Ernesto Valverde? He has the respect of the entire dressing room and the club, all decisions are taken together and there is no disharmony.“Ivan Rakitic? The club did not think about his sale, there was interest from a club but neither the player nor Barca wanted a sale.“Spanish football has the release clauses, no other league has such a binding arrangement so there is always a danger these can be triggered.”last_img read more

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Jordi Alba thinks FC Barcelona can win another treble

first_imgDuring a ceremony for the Catalan Sports’ Celebration, Jordi Alba revealed that he feels confident Barcelona can win the third treble in history.Given how well FC Barcelona is doing right now in all competitions, it’s not crazy to think that they could win their third treble in history, or at least that’s what Jordi Alba thinks might happen.The Catalan club was able to reach this achievement for the very first time under Pep Guardiola back in 2009, when they defeated Manchester United in the Champions League final that was played in Rome and ended up winning an impressive six titles throughout all of 2009.It was six years later when the Cules were able to win their second treble in history, they did it under manager Luis Enrique and they defeated Juventus in the Champions League final that was played at Olympiastadion in Berlin.But since then, the Catalan club has been completely unlucky in the European competition as they have been eliminated either in the round of 16 or the quarterfinals by relatively accessible rivals.But people like Jordi Alba seem to be confident on this year’s chances, especially with the chemistry that he has with a Lionel Messi that seems to be on fire this season, the Catalan player spoke to the press about their chances to win it all again this year.🗣 Ambicioso mensaje de Jordi Alba 😮 También hizo un guiño a Bartomeu https://t.co/Xd5AqC05YS— AS (@diarioas) January 15, 2019It was during a ceremony for the Festa de l’Esport Catalá (The Catalan Sports Celebration), where Jordi Alba spoke to the public when he was right next to president Josep Maria Bartomeu.As he received the award for Catalan Sportsman of 2018, Jordi spoke about what he expects for this year with FC Barcelona, he spoke about his future in the club, and he also explained the reason he has such inexplicable chemistry with Lionel Messi when they play together at the club.“Barcelona is the club of my life. I was there since I was eight years old, but I had to leave and then come back later,” said Jordi via Diario AS.“Barcelona is the best club in the world and I would obviously love to retire here. Messi and I have this chemistry because we have a telepathic connection (laughs). He is the best player in history and playing by his side is very easy.”“Out connection is delivering results so far and I hope this is the year. The Alba from today is the very same Alba that Barcelona signed. I am exactly the same. I’m familiar and joyful.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I obviously have improved as a player. But I feel that I’m the same as a person. I would obviously love to win the treble. We are going to try it this year, although we know it is going to be very difficult,” he concluded.#JordiAlba Asegura Que Barcelona Va Por “Triplete” Esta Temporadahttps://t.co/vVBvKtWQ2G pic.twitter.com/SsxPplOtwY— TV Miled (@tvmiled) January 16, 2019The Catalan club does have a relatively easy rival for the Champions League’s round of 16 this season, they are set to clash against Olympique Lyonnais in France first, and then they will play the second leg at Camp Nou.FC Barcelona was eliminated last season by AS Roma in the quarterfinals, which is arguably one of the most embarrassing defeats that the Catalan club ever got due to the way in which they lost a 4-1 lead from the first leg during the second match.Jordi Alba should be an essential part of this squad if they want to get far this season, they seem to have La Liga completely in control at this point and the Copa del Rey is not doing badly at all either, as they are about to face Leganes next week and they should be fine as long as they use their very best players to turn around a 2-1 goal deficit from the first match.Coach Ernesto Valverde is already considering on using Lionel Messi for this game, a player he rested for the first match and gave him this negative result from last week.As far as another treble goes, anything is possible for Barcelona but there are so many great squads this season that will make this achievement even more difficult to reach.POLIDEPORTIVO PREMIOS – Jordi Alba y Jessica Vall elegidos mejores deportistas catalanes de 2018 https://t.co/frM2PZsObD pic.twitter.com/sktBjKZLsq— Juan Antonio Tirado (@jatirado) January 15, 2019How great of a chance does Barcelona have to win another treble this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Reminder of strict Airport Parking Policy

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 23, 2017 – Due to a resurgence in unlawful parking, the Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority (TCIAA) wishes to remind the general public that a strict policy of towing vehicles that participate in curbside parking, obstruction of roadways and vehicles that park illegally whilst on airport property remain in full effect.In an effort to meet and maintain international airport landside security standards, the TCIAA must address unauthorized parking.  This established policy assists in alleviating traffic congestion and enhance public safety for all that pass through Providenciales International Airport.  All patrons are asked to park in the designated parking lot to avoid sanctions.Providenciales International Airport is indeed private property and may cause to be towed, any vehicle abandoned, parked in an unlawful or unsafe manner at no expense to the Authority.  TCIAA retains the right to decide whether clamping, towing or criminal prosecution may be levied on serious infringements.Strict measures will be enforced at the entrance road to Rubis TCI and continue throughout the airport property leading to the west.   The front of the terminal shall be used for the purpose of pick up and drop off zones ONLY.Vehicle towing will be carried out by Premier Towing Services owned and managed by Mr Sean Selver as laid out in the Road Traffic Ordinance and as authorized by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.   Owners of towed vehicles will be subject to pay a fee of $175 in addition to daily storage fees.Unauthorized parking and obstruction may also be ticketed at a rate of $250 as specified in the Road Traffic Ordinance.  TCIAA advises that the general public be guided according.Press Release: TCIAA The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

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Bahamas GDP sees a significant increase

first_img Related Items:#GrossDomesticProduct, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 3, 2017 – Nassau – A whopping jump in The Bahamas’ GDP is drawing mixed reaction from the financially literate Bahamian public.   GDP now stands at 10.7b for the country, up from $8.4b.   The growth in the country’s GDP is attributed to more spending on capital works due to the hurricanes, a boom in imports and an increase in household consumption.The announcement came late last week that The Bahamas’ GDP surged by 27.6% from 2012 to now and was made by the National Accounts Section in the Department of Statistics.   Clarice Turnquest, Assistant Director said the way the country measures #GrossDomesticProduct is enhanced now with the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund Bank both involved.   Specifically, the new matrix tracks supply of goods and services available within The Bahamian economy and links that to consumption by businesses, government and households.Turnquest identified in her report during a press conference that the System of National Accounts or SNA of the UN uses a double deflation method and a new benchmark 2012 Supply and Use Table.    While some say this dramatically changes how one can look at the former administration and its claims of economic growth, which was clearly disbelieved by the voters in May – others say, the error in measuring the GDP exposes incompetence at the Central Bank and yet another cites that the more important question is if this big bump in country GDP also means that Bahamian households are earning more.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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Official New Porto player Pepe excited to return to former club

first_imgAfter turning down a move to Arsenal, former Real Madrid defender, Pepe has been signed by Porto.Pepe is excited to have returned to his former club, where he believes it is where he learned so much to compete with central defenders at Real Madrid.“For all the players who arrived at Real Madrid, for all the center-backs, it was a graveyard for center-backs,” he said in an interview with Porto’s media channels as quoted by Marca.“None of them made it.“But Porto prepared me for this and I was there for 10 years.“There were many great center-backs who came, with big names, but they couldn’t stick like I did.”The move back to Porto sees the player back on the same team as Iker Casillas.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I’m very happy,” he said of the reunion.“It might be that this had an influence on the decision.“When I got here I asked him if he speaks Portuguese, like when he asked me if I spoke Spanish when I arrived at Real Madrid.“He told me that he understands it, but that he’s still embarrassed.“I told him he’s better than I was [at Spanish].”last_img read more

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POLICE LOG for September 29 Cops Called On Teens Going DoorToDoor Asking

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, September 29, 2018:Police notified the Water Department of water leaking near hydrant on Barbara Avenue. (8:48am)A caller is concerned that a dog he recently sold to a resident is not being cared for properly. Message left for Animal Control Officer. (9:13am)A car overheated in the McDonald’s drive-thru. Vehicle was towed. (2:50pm)A Sachem Circle resident reported two teenage females going door-to-door, asking for donations for victims of the gas explosions in Lawrence and Andover. Females described as 16 year-olds, one with blue hair. Police located. Parents came to pick up juveniles. All were advised about procedure for acquiring a solicitor’s permit. (3:50pm)A mother reported her son is being bullied. (6:11pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 20: Wilmington Man Arrested; Car vs. Tree; Concession Stand VandalizedIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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How to invest in gold

first_imgIn the wake of the Brexit vote, investors seeking safe-haven asset classes have their work cut out. Equity markets have seen extreme volatility, low interest rates have destroyed returns for those wanting the safety of cash savings, and foreign exchange plays remain far from predictable.Meanwhile, commodities remain among the worst performing asset classes. Thats excepting one particular commodity – gold – with the shiny yellow metal soaring by nearly 30% from the start of 2016 to date in dollar terms, rising from $1,050 (£793, €942) an ounce to about $1,350 an ounce.If you mapped the gold price in Brexit-heavy pound sterling terms, the appreciation is well above 40%. On 4 August, after the Bank of England decided to lower the countrys benchmark interest rate to 0.25%, from 0.50% where it had been since March 2009, there was nothing short of a gold rush in the UK.The Royal Mint registered a 25% increase in transactions on its gold bullion website that week. Concurrently, several sellers across London, Manchester and Edinburgh reported a near 50% increase in gold sales. Should you choose to invest in gold and partake in the gold rush, the following pathways are available complete with caveats and pitfalls:Physical gold as a tax-efficient alternativeYou could purchase physical gold in any form of coins or bars. The Royal Mint is the most visible port of call, but by no means the only one. For instance, sellers like ATS London, Bullion by Post, Bullion Vault, Jewellery Quarter Bullion Ltd and Pure Gold Company and several others act as authorised distributors not just for the Royal Mint, but others including Umicore, Heraeus, Metalor and Produits Artistiques Métaux Précieux.Buying physical gold has tax benefits. For starters, there is no VAT levy on gold bars or coins. In case of the latter, coins are also exempt from Capital Gains Tax.If you are storing gold at home, ensure that it is covered under your home and/or contents insurance.If uneasy about storing gold at home, a number of sellers, including the Royal Mint, can store your purchase in fully-insured vaults for around 0.10% to 0.15% of the holdings headline valuation.Gold Exchange Traded FundsWhile buying physical gold is the starting point for many, it is not the only route. Many seek the safety of the yellow metal via commodity Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) focused on gold. They are similar to market tracker funds, but track a particular commodity rather than a stock market index.Gold-backed ETFs surfaced around 2002 in Australia, originally aimed at institutional investors. However, these days they are widely available to individual investors. Whats more, their fee ranges between 0.25% and 0.75% which is typically lower than a conventional fund. Your investment in the ETF would mirror the gold price for better or worse.While there are several gold ETFs around; the top three market leading UK players include – ETFS Metal Securities Physical Gold, iShares Physical Metals Gold ETC, and Gold Bullion Securities Secured Undated Zero Coupon Notes (as per data extracted on 30 August, 2016).Of course, remember that while all the gold that backs up the ETF is inventoried, what you are signing up for would be paper gold, not physical gold. Furthermore, a gold-backed ETF is a financial product carrying a counterparty risk, ie. reliance on another party or investment manager to deliver returns.Gold Funds: Diverse but pricier If neither physical gold nor its paper version with counterparty risk appeal to you, a third option could be investing in a gold fund. Managers of these funds typically invest in both buying physical gold as well as shares in gold mining firms with the mix varying for each fund.MFM Junior Gold, Ruffer Gold, Blackrock Gold and General, Investec Global Gold, and Smith and Williamson Global Gold and Resources are among the top UK market performers (as per data extracted on 30 August, 2016). Fees and charges for gold funds, typically in the range of 1.00% to 1.50%, are much higher than ETFs.Returns could well exceed those from an ordinary uptick in the price of gold via an ETF as you could reap rewards from how gold mining companies perform as well. However, the opposite could be true too, with risk extending well beyond the vagaries of the physical gold market and diminishing the original capital investment.Understand the lure but dont ignore the risksThere are two reasons why most of us flock to gold and both have withstood the test of time. First off, gold is the ultimate fools commodity purchased on the hope of being able sell it at a higher price to someone else at a later date. Secondly, the yellow metal has been the last line of defence during economic or financial crises since modern society got taken in by its glitter.Yet, it is no holy grail of the investing world and never will be. Like any other asset class, or commodity, it can get clobbered by market permutations. The most obvious of these in the case of the gold is the strength of the dollar. With US Federal Reserve currently the only central bank with a remote likelihood of raising interest rates, a spike in the greenbacks value makes the dollar-traded yellow metal particularly vulnerable.FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga says the persistent concerns over the global economy could offer the encouragement needed for gold to trade higher in the near future. Of course factors such as central bank caution, depressed stock markets, and post-Brexit uncertainties have boosted golds allure. Yet it remains highly vulnerable to US rate-hike expectations and could continue to meander between gains and losses for much of 2016.As things stand, from a technical standpoint, a breakdown below $1,315 an ounce could open a path towards $1,285, while the bulls need to conquer $1,345 to remain in the game. Not only does a stronger dollar spell bad news for gold, when investors see market panic subside, gold falls out of favour.In August 2011, the gold price peaked at a record high of $1,900 an ounce, following which an equities market recovery started a price slide that sent it below $1,000 at one point. Even with all of investors post-Brexit anxieties, that peak price is yet to be regained as gold continues to trade 30% below it.The domino effect of price fluctuation on gold funds is even wilder. With gold completely in the doldrums by 2013-14, many gold funds lost between 60-80% of their value. Yet, the very same funds are currently delivering valuation upticks in a similar range on the back of the recent price rise offering an apt summation of the kind of volatility you should be prepared for.Finally, always remember that while gold is a good safe haven asset in a trying investment climate, it does not generate any income whatsoever, only profit or loss once sold.last_img read more

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Google agrees to comply with RBIs data storage rules

first_imgReserve Bank of India [ Representational image]Reuters/Vivek PrakashAccepting RBI’s norms of payment service rules on data localisation, Google has sought an extension to meet the deadline for local storage of data in India. This comes on the backdrop of a directive by the central bank in April this year where it had asked payments system operators to store all data, including full end-to-end transaction details collected, within the country to ensure the security of users’ data.Last month Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Law & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had met in California. During the meeting, the Technology giant had accepted the Central government regulations of local storage norms regarding its payment service app Google Pay, earlier named as ‘Tez’Google has sought time till December to comply as the current deadline put by RBI is October 15 to store all the information in the country.Apart from Google Pay, Visa, American Express, Facebook, PayPal, and Mastercard are also required to store the data in India. Google app icon seen on a smartphone screenREUTERS/Dado RuvicAccording to a report by Reuters, US trade groups, representing companies such as Amazon, American Express and Microsoft, have opposed India’s push to store data locally and the issue could further undermine already strained economic relations between India and the USExperts are of the opinion that Google Pay has a   limited customer base and only domestic transactions take place on its platform, whereas Visa and Mastercard have to process much more data most of which is cross-border transactions.The Google spokesperson said that soaring data flows generate more economic value and hence the socio-economic impact of restricting data flows must be thoroughly considered while framing any policy. There is a need to find practical and contemporary solutions to policy issues in line with global best practices, Indian express quoted.In an interview with Mint, Hany Fam, president, enterprise partnerships, Mastercard, while agreeing that the regulations will pose financial implications for companies, proposed for a clear distinction between storage norms of personally identifiable information (PII) and non-PII data.PII is any data that could potentially identify a specific individual including name, social security number, date and place of birth and biometric records, etc.The order was issued at the time when Zuckerberg led Facebook faced a global backlash over breach of user data.last_img read more

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