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Muzaffarnagar riots: U.P. govt. to withdraw 18 cases

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh government has decided to withdraw 18 cases related to the Muzaffarnagar riots and asked the district authorities to approach the court, sources said on Sunday. U.P.’s Special Secretary of Law J.J. Singh has directed Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate Rajeev Sharma to withdraw the cases, they said.Court permissionOn the directive from Lucknow, the district authorities have started preparing to approach the court for permission to withdraw the cases. The cases were filed under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code including 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) and 397 (attempt to cause death), the sources said.Details sought The directive came after the State government sought details of 125 cases filed in relation to the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013. Additional District Magistrate Amit Kumar said that the State government had sought the details to review the possibility of withdrawing the 125 cases pending in courts. Several leaders of the ruling BJP, including MPs Sanjeev Balyan and Bharatendra Singh, MLAs Sangeet Som and Umesh Malik, have been named in these 125 cases. Sadhvi Prachi Minister in the State government Suresh Rana and Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi are also accused in cases related to the Muzaffarnagar riots. However, the cases asked to be withdrawn do not include the names of these BJP leaders. Communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in August and September 2013 had claimed 60 lives and displaced over 40,000 people.last_img read more

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Big 2nd half propels Meralco over debuting Ginebra

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes View comments Antetokounmpo thrills in ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’ “I’m very happy with our effort to night especially on the defensive end. We played good defense the entire game. A lot of people were involved with that,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“Cliff Hodge did a great job defensively today. LA Tenorio got off to a quick start but after that I thought Chris Newsome also picked up his defense against LA. I think overall it was just a great defensive effort.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Bolts outscored the Gin Kings, 29-12, in the pivotal third period where swingman Jared Dillinger fired 12 of his 17 points.“In the second half we played much better offensively, moved the ball better, started to make some shots. JD (Dillinger) made some outside shots for us and 3-point shots that opened up their defense,” said Black. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “Overall it’s just a great start for us. I’m really happy for the players they worked hard in the offseason,” Black added after his team rose to 2-0.Meralco also ruined the return of Ginebra center Greg Slaughter, who played his first game in 10 months due to an ACL injury.Slaughter finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham had another dominating outing and Meralco shook off a slow start to rip debuting Barangay Ginebra, 93-78, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham bullied his way to 30 points and 24 rebounds with nine assists to power the Bolts, who trailed by as much as 11 early before a big third quarter got them cruising to a big win.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

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W2W 2

first_imgWorld 2 Wins user-friendly layout is a product ofWorld 2 Wins user-friendly layout is a product of consumer responses and sample studies with a target audience ranging from 10 to 50 years of age. The Indian gaming market did see a rise in reward-based online gaming models in the early 2000s, however the founders believe that the differentiation of the product compared to those earlier attempts is maintained through one key factor: simplicity. “Gamers like to preserve their efforts for the actual game, and not waste them on the process of manoeuvring through the app and reaching the final competition. Our app rides on this easy-to-operate model,” said Rishikesh Dixit, Director of World of Winning. Founders also stress on the importance of one game rather than a variety of others. “We want to focus on making our archery-based game the best in the business.Deviating from one and investing our resources on multiple games is not the need of the hour. We would rather have one premium competition than a hundred presentable ones,” Rishikesh added.The inspiration behind archery too was linked to the binding theme of simplicity. A sport that can be tracked to over 70,000 years before present, an activity that was practised across regions and a basic-rule framework that has been constant from the Palaeolithic era to now. Digitally restructuring a form with such rich history was a concept that fascinated Team W2W.(MORE) PRNewswire DLlast_img read more

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SPORT-OLY-RUSSIA 3 LAST

first_imgRodchenkov said an intricate doping program was “working Rodchenkov said an intricate doping program was “working like a Swiss watch” at Sochi and helped at least 15 Russian medalists by making positive samples vanish and removing and re-sealing some samples. McLaren said the evidence of tampering with sample bottles in Sochi was apparent and that similar bottles could be used at Rio without fear. “The bottles can be described as tamper evident,” he said. “With relatively easy training, people can idenitify if there are any problems in Rio.” He said there should be no problems with sample bottles in Rio. McLaren found some Russian officials involved in the doping program were on national sport federations but added, “What we dont know is how far their knowledge goes.” There was no mandate to find individual dope cheats or conclusions about people being forced to dope in the Russian program. AFP KHS KHSlast_img read more

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Bolt gone, doping back as the main topic in sprint game

first_imgP11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Coleman got a reprieve, but with the vacuum created by Bolt’s departure, the Coleman case placed the specter of doping front and center again in the sprint game — same as it had been for decades before the Jamaican arrived and overtook the conversation with his sheer speed and buoyant personality.Coleman’s case involved a pileup of complicated rules, confusing interpretations and twisted after-the-fact narratives that have allowed critics to cast both main players in this saga — Coleman and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency — into a negative light.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Coleman, who has never failed a drug test, nor ever been suspected of running afoul of the rules, will be running under a cloud of suspicion in the minds of some fans and media who tend to paint all U.S. sprinters with the same broad brush — as cheaters, a stereotype borne out of America’s sordid doping past.Coleman, meanwhile, is assailing USADA for being sloppy and putting him in the crosshairs because of the confusion over the rules. “It’s a shame on USADA, the fact that this was public knowledge, the fact that they didn’t know their own rules, and the fact they expect athletes to know the rules but they can’t follow their own,” Coleman said on a 22-minute video he posted on YouTube last week.At issue are the World Anti-Doping Agency’s rules, which call for athletes to provide information on their whereabouts so doping-control officers can find them for out-of-competition tests with no advance notice. If an athlete has a combination of three missed tests over the span of 12 months — either because he isn’t where he said he would be, because he gave the wrong information or because he didn’t update the information — it can be considered an anti-doping violation.Athletes are responsible for submitting their whereabouts information quarterly, then updating it as necessary. In an interpretation of the rule that WADA applied to Coleman, his first missed test, on June 6, 2018, was backdated to the start of the quarter in which he missed the test — April 1 — which put it outside of the 12-month window between that failure and his latest one, on April 26, 2019.It was an interpretation of the rule that USADA did not initially anticipate, and one that will be eliminated when the WADA code is revised for 2021.And though USADA does not discuss ongoing cases in public, because this one got leaked to the media, and because Coleman subsequently commented on it, it freed up USADA to explain its side of the case.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Becoming his own man Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical LATEST STORIES This jewelry designer is also an architect Lewis Hamilton blames Mercedes strategy for Singapore result “In this case, we applied the rules to Mr. Coleman in the manner that USADA understands should be applied to any other international-level athlete,” USADA CEO Travis Tygart explained.Most fans probably won’t delve into the minutiae of this issue, but will see the words “Doping” and “Track” in the headlines and think “nothing new there.”For the better part of 10 years, Bolt shifted that focus — even deflecting away inevitable questions about his own clean doping record with a smile, or by earnestly taking umbrage at the mere suggestion — and placed it squarely on the track, where his light all but blinded everyone from this sport’s ever-growing laundry list of warts and imperfections (Remember, the Russian doping scandal began as a track and field issue, and barring an unexpected move by track’s governing body this week, Russians will compete as neutral athletes with their track federation still under suspension).Now that Bolt is gone, the top two contenders in Saturday’s 100-meter final are expected to be Coleman and defending champion Justin Gatlin, a 37-year-old who has been suspended twice for doping violations and whose victory at worlds in London in 2017 was greeted with skepticism from the media and boos from the stands.“I know you have to have the black hat and the white hat, but guys, c’mon,” Gatlin said after his victory, in responding to the booing and the harsh questioning that accompanied the win.Can any sprinter — whether declared innocent, or insistent that he’s changed his ways — get a clean start in a sport that demands exactly that?Maybe Coleman’s trip to Doha, with less than a year to go before the 2020 Olympics, will offer some sort of answer.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ MOST READ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics FILE – In this July 26, 2019, file photo, Christian Coleman celebrates as he wins the men’s 100-meter dash final at the U.S. Championships athletics meet, in Des Moines, Iowa. The world’s fastest man now that Usain Bolt is on the sideline is 100-meter runner Christian Coleman, who almost was forced to miss world championships because he had missed too many drug tests. He got a reprieve, but, as always, the specter of doping lingers over the sport’s biggest event. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)DOHA, Qatar — Usain Bolt is in the rearview mirror, replaced by — what else? — an unfolding doping saga in track and field.The title of “World’s Fastest Man” now that Bolt is on the sideline belongs to American 100-meter sprinter Christian Coleman, who almost was banned from this month’s world championships because he had missed too many drug tests.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA holds surprise drug test at bus terminal in QC for ‘Undas’ PLAY LIST 02:43PDEA holds surprise drug test at bus terminal in QC for ‘Undas’01:57Student activists tell CHED commissioner to resign00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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‘Traitor’ Mohammad Kaif trolled after he praised Pakistan T20I triumph

first_imgMohammad Kaif was slammed and brutally trolled on social media after the former India cricketer praised Pakistan. India’s arch-rivals had chased down a record score in the final of a T20I tri-series against Australia in Zimbabwe on Sunday.Kaif, the hero of India’s historic Natwest Series triumph in England 16 years ago, had last played for the country in 2006. However, he has since been active with media duties and is a regular on social media with his views.Like every ardent cricket fan and supporter, Kaif kept track of the Pakistan-Australia final in Harare.Opener Fakhar Zaman smashed a career-best 91 from 46 balls as Pakistan defeated Australia by six wickets in a record run chase to lift the tri-series trophy at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe on Sunday.Fakhar Zaman stars as Pakistan beat Australia to win T20I tri-seriesKaif, obviously impressed with a fine display tweeted to congratulate Pakistan.Well done to Pakistan on winning the T20 series final against Australia. Great innings from Fakhar Zaman , looks a big match player.Congratulations #PakvAusMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 8, 2018However, trolls were quick to pick up on the Indian cricketer.400 chappal maro ees pakistaan premi koArun K. Pathak 7992478173 (@Arun_Pathak_1) July 8, 2018Ye ummid nhi thi tumse jaag gya tunhara pakistani pream @MohammadKaifPriya Prakash Varrier (@Priyavarrier08) July 8, 2018@MohammadKaifDeepika Padukone FC (@deepikapadukonz) July 8, 2018Pakistan ko congrates krna jruri hai kya.isi ko pakistani prem kahte hai.Arun Prajapati (@arunp2018) July 8, 2018Desh Droohi go to Pakistan and comment on them not from here …advertisementMohammed (@ArshadSagari) July 9, 2018Mr kaif why to praise Pakistan for Windows .As I don’t watch there match for lAst so many yearsvishalbhatia1603@gmail.com (@vishalbhatia162) July 8, 2018Holy guacamole did he just congratulate Pakistan? he better pack his bagsAatif_intriago (@nazir_aatif) July 8, 2018Australia won the toss and elected to bat on a flat track in the final, posting 183 for eight in their 20 overs with the innings anchored by opener D’Arcy Short’s stylish 76 from 53 balls.Pakistan were in trouble early on in their reply as they lost their first two wickets with just two runs on the scoreboard.But Zaman launched a ferocious counter-attack with an innings that included 12 fours and three sixes, bringing up his half-century in 30 balls.Pakistan, who top the global rankings in Twenty20 cricket, won the game with four balls to spare to secure victory in the final of the series that also involved hosts Zimbabwe.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more

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Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK Local Area Office: 902-755-7060 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Area: 902-542-6342 Local Area Office: 902-755-7146 Fax: 902-755-7049 Local Area Office: 902-542-6344 Fax: 902-543-6342 PICTOU COUNTY: West River East Side Road The West River East Side Road near Salt Springs is reduced to one lane for repairs until further notice. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. KINGS COUNTY: West Brooklyn Road West Brooklyn Road over Highway 101 will be closed until Saturday, March 31, to replace the overpass. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-543-7376 Fax: 902-543-5596 Local Area Office: 902-625-4200 Fax: 902-625-1946 RICHMOND COUNTY: Black River Bridge Black River Bridge in Dundee will be reduced to one lane until Tuesday, July 31, for repairs. Traffic control consists of traffic signals. Local Area Office: 902-827-5388 Fax: 902-827-5190 Local Area Office: 902-237-0068 Fax: 902-835-1860 KINGS COUNTY: Old Baxters Mill Bridge The Old Baxters Mill Bridge near Baxters Harbour is open to one lane of traffic. Vehicles weighing more than 5,000 kilograms are restricted from using the bridge. CONTINUING WORK HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Lawrencetown River Bridge Lawrencetown River Bridge on Highway 207, near Lawrencetown Beach, will be closed for replacement until Thursday, May 31. A one-lane bridge will be installed with traffic lights until construction is complete. Local Area Office: 902-679-4308 Fax: 902-679-6124 HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Hammonds Plains Road and French Village Station Road The intersection of Hammonds Plains Road and French Village Station Road will be undergoing repairs for traffic signal installation and intersection widening until Wednesday, Feb. 28. Traffic control will consist of flag persons. Work takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-563-2244 Fax: 902-563-0540 KINGS COUNTY: Highway 101 There will be periodic highway lane closings near the West Brooklyn underpass for road repairs until Saturday, March 31. Traffic control consists of signs and traffic control persons. Traffic may be stopped for short periods. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PICTOU COUNTY: Big Gut Bridge Big Gut Bridge, on Route 348 near Pictou Landing, is open to motorists. A temporary bridge will accommodate one-lane traffic and will be controlled by traffic signals. The bridge width restriction is 4.2 metres. Motorists should proceed with caution. LUNENBURG COUNTY: Highway 103 Highway 103 will have alternating lane closures for highway sign replacement until Saturday, March 31. Traffic control consists of a flashing light unit, barrels and traffic cones. Detour route is available on Trunk 3 from Hubbards to Blockhouse. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trunk 4, Highway 125/Spar Road intersection Trunk 4, Highway 125/Spar Road intersection will not have traffic lights functioning due to maintenance of the traffic light system on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 7 a.m. to noon. Traffic controllers will be directing traffic during this time. -30-last_img read more

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Huawei 5G marketing ban will continue Trumps advisor

first_imgWashington: The White House has said that Chinese tech giant Huawei will remain banned from developing its 5G wireless networks in the US, although US firms will be allowed to sell small components such as chips to the Chinese company. In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, the White House’s trade advisor, Peter Navarro, announced that the Donald Trump administration will continue to prohibit Huawei from marketing its 5G Internet technology in the US, which Washington fears the company may use to spy for the Chinese government, Efe news reported. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app The US policy toward Huawei has not changed and will not change, Navarro said. “All we’ve done basically is to allow the sale of chips to Huawei and these are lower tech items which do not impact national security whatever.” “Selling chips to Huawei, a small amount of chips – less than $1 billion a year – in the short run is small in the scheme of things,” Navarro said. He said that Trump is committed to making the US the leader in the race to develop 5G technology, building companies like Nokia and Ericsson in Europe to contribute to the process. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails Currently, Huawei is very popular in Europe and is leading in the fight for control of 5G wireless networks which will enable users to surf the Internet much more quickly and could facilitate the development of self-driving vehicles, techniques for performing surgery by remote control and other procedures that it now puts within reach. In the face of that, the US is leading a global campaign to prevent Huawei from developing 5G technology and has been pressuring the European Union to restrict the firm’s activities. At the recent G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed on a trade truce whereby Washington held off on imposing new tariffs on Chinese goods and agreed to allow US companies to sell products to Huawei. To date, few details have been revealed about the measures that Washington will take vis-a-vis Huawei and, in fact, the Treasury Department still must decide if it will lift the ban it imposed on the company in May which prevents it from using US components. Specifically, the Treasury in mid-May included Huawei on a black list preventing US firms from selling original components – that is, computer chips – to it without prior administration approval, given the suspicions that China’s leader in developing next-generation 5G Internet technology could use those systems for espionage. The negotiations between Beijing and Washington to resolve their trade war have resumed and “We’re headed in a very good direction,” Navarro said. “It’s complicated, as the president said, correctly, this will take time and we want to get it right. So let’s get it right.” “This is a very complicated process,” Navarro said. “We had a deal that was over 150 pages long with seven different chapters” at the time the negotiations stagnated, which is still “the basis now for moving further forward.”last_img read more

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UN will launch humanitarian appeal for Zimbabwe next week

Its main priority is providing shelter, then food and sanitation, it said.A report released last month by Anna Tibaijuka, the UN Special Envoy on the evictions who is also the UN Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-HABITAT) Executive Director, said some 700,000 people had lost homes or businesses in the Government of Zimbabwe’s Operation Murambatsvina (Restore Order) demolitions.The operation “breached both national and international human rights law provisions guiding evictions, thereby precipitating a humanitarian crisis,” she said.In a statement issued after the release of Ms. Tibaijuka’s report, Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged urgent UN action to mobilize immediate international humanitarian assistance to prevent further suffering. Criticism, while fully justified, was not enough, he said.Mr. Annan added that once the most acute human needs had been addressed, the UN would give whatever help it could with implementing the report’s other recommendations, such as establishing a dialogue between the Government, the domestic constituencies and the international community to address Zimbabwe’s serious social, economic and political problems. read more

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General Assembly opens 72nd session with focus on the worlds people

“The UN was created for people,” Miroslav Lajčák said in his first address as President of the General Assembly. “The people who need the UN the most are not sitting in this hall today. They are not involved in the negotiation of resolutions. They do not take the floor at high-level events. It is one of the tasks of the General Assembly to make sure that their voices can still be heard.” Ahead of today’s opening, the career diplomat from Slovakia spoke to UN News about his hopes for his one-year tenure, and said that conflict prevention and migration would top his agenda. Check out the full interview. In today’s address, he noted that while it was “impossible” to select one priority for the UN to focus on this year, his aim will be to strive for balance, so that all points of view are represented. He also stressed quality and transparency in his future work. Mr. Lajčák takes the reins one week before the start of the high-level General Assembly debate, and said he hoped the 193 UN Member States participating would treat each other with diplomacy and mutual respect. Speaking to reporters later in the day, Mr. Lajčák reiterated the importance of using the world body to assist people around the world. Addressing the opening of the General Assembly, Secretary-General António Guterres also emphasized the importance of focusing on people in the UN’s work and underscored his proposed reforms to streamline the Organization. “People around the world are rightly demanding change and looking for governments and institutions to deliver,” he said. “We all agree that the United Nations must do even more to adapt and deliver. That is the aim of the reform proposals that this Assembly will consider.” He added that one key change within and beyond the UN must be the empowerment of women and girls around the world, and highlighted his own roadmap for achieving gender parity. read more

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Softball Lilli Piper zips from Akron twosport athlete to Ohio State softball

Ohio State junior Lilli Piper rounds third base with the intent to score against Wright State on Sep. 24. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternLilli Piper made it clear from the beginning: she wanted to play college basketball. That’s why when now-Ohio State head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly recruited her to play softball at Miami (Ohio), where she was coaching at the time, Piper wasn’t interested. Kovach Schoenly backed off, as did many other softball coaches, when Piper instead began to pursue a collegiate career playing basketball. Even though she scaled back her of recruiting Piper, Kovach Schoenly was still recruiting the other girls on Piper’s travel team, so she continued to watch her play. “I had told her when I heard she was going to play basketball … ‘If you ever decide you want to play [softball], come find me because I would love to have you on my team,’” Kovach Schoenly said.After just one season playing both basketball and softball for Akron, Piper took Kovach Schoenly up on her offer.The now-junior shortstop Piper not only transferred schools, but she gave up basketball at Akron to pursue only softball at Ohio State.“She was willing to leave a pretty cushy thing at Akron, you know, you’re on a full ride and you get all of these things as a basketball player,” Kovach Schoenly said.Piper wasn’t exactly having a bad year at Akron, either. She played in 20 softball games — starting in 11 — for the Zips. She slashed .313/.327/.417 with a home run and two stolen bases.She also held her own in basketball, the sport she decided to leave. She appeared in 29 games, averaging 3.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, and even had a 24-point, nine-rebound effort against Buffalo in the MAC semifinals.Despite the success as a two-sport athlete, Piper said playing softball full-time just began to feel like the right option. Her parents didn’t have any objections to the decision, either.“Both my parents voted for softball when I was growing up, so they really pushed that and I kind of went against it and I guess I had to find my own path back to softball,” Piper said.Attending Akron made a lot of sense for Piper at the beginning. It was close to home — Pipher is from Norton, Ohio — and she had been around the university a lot with her aunt, Kay Piper, who played both softball and volleyball there from 1982 to 1985.“Knowing that I played there and I think also she’d been around Akron U a lot because I used to take her to some of the games and stuff. I think she felt comfortable going there,” Kay Piper said.Kay’s number, 23, is one of only two retired numbers in program history, but Piper was still able to wear it for the year that she played at Akron. Seeing her wear that number was an “immense sense of pride,” Kay said. Although Piper’s decision to transfer to Ohio State was a risk, she was not leaving all comfort behind in Akron.A few of the people who played on Piper’s travel team were already playing at Ohio State, so Piper did not feel as though she was “jumping into a situation blind.”Piper quickly found her groove at Ohio State and has continued to thrive since she arrived. She sits among the Buckeyes’ leaders in nearly every offensive category through nine games this season with a .389/.421/.778 slash line and three homers, 12 RBIs, 10 runs scored and two stolen bases. In 2017, her first year with the Buckeyes, she led the team in all the categories, except stolen bases, where she was second, and was a second-team All-American.“Last year she came here and she made a name for herself. In one year to be All-American is so hard,” Kovach Schoenly said.Piper went into this season with a renewed confidence though, after she recently tried out for the USA Women’s National Team during Christmas break. She took part in the open tryout and was picked to go to the invitational tryout.“I just feel like I can’t be beat,” Piper said, “I’ve seen the best.”Piper is looking to continue to do what she said she does best this season: have fun and enjoy herself.“I just like to have a lot of fun,” Piper said. “At the end of the day this is just a game and yeah we take it, I mean this is our jobs at the end of the day but we might as well make it fun while we’re doing it.” read more

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TT granny was stabbed strangled

(Trinidad Guardian) Seventy-six-year-old Ramdevi Singh was stabbed once in the back of the neck, a wound which paralysed her before her killer/s used her pajama pants to strangle the remaining life out of her.Killed: Ramdevi SinghSpeaking with the T&T Guardian after completing her autopsy yesterday, pathologist Dr Valery Alexandrov said Singh might have been chased by her attacker/s after they broke into her Imamshah Street, Chaguanas home Monday morning. Singh’s cause of death was a combination of the stabbing and the strangulation, Alexandrov said.“In death certificate I indicated that this was a ligature strangulation, combined with a stab wound to the upper cervical spinal cord. What I am trying to say, even if she survived she would have been paraplegic, which was unlikely,” Alexandrov said.Relatives of Singh said on Monday they had been lamenting the state of the country and reading the comments made by Broadbridge’s son Stephen just before being told of Singh’s murder. Police suspect Singh’s killing took place around 3.30 am but was only discovered around 9 am Monday morning.The retiree was the second woman killed during a home invasion. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T woman brutally stabbed to death, attacker kills selfJanuary 25, 2017In “latest news”T&T man killed execution-styleSeptember 21, 2016In “Crime”T&T cops hunt female suspect in murder of Guyanese pastorOctober 17, 2018In “Crime” read more

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Biometric control system maintains control

first_imgBooyco Electronics’ pioneering biometric control system effectively addresses the challenge of maintaining proper control of underground machine operators. This unique system uses fingerprints to authenticate licensed  operators. Unique personalised smart cards issued to operators store fingerprints and details of all their licensed capabilities, with expiry dates. This means the only way an operator can access and operate a given machine is if the scanning device on the machine validates his fingerprint. This same level of control can be applied underground in other control environments, such as explosive magazines and access control to substations.The development of the biometric control system makes provision for an IS unit, powered by an IS power supply housed in a flameproof enclosure, for use in local coal mines. Communications to and from the biometric device takes places via an approved control module. In terms of affordability, the new biometric control system is highly cost effective in relation to the value it adds.Booyco Electronics is a single source market leader that supplies quality specialised electronic safety equipment, including collision intervention systems. Its range of reliable accurate warning, locating and monitoring systems is engineered to operate in the harsh African conditions.last_img read more

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NEC améliore la durée de vie des batteries Lithium

first_imgNEC améliore la durée de vie des batteries LithiumLa société NEC aurait mis au point une technologie permettant d’allonger considérablement la durée de vie des batteries Lithium. Une bonne nouvelle pour tous nos équipements nomades.Nous sommes constamment entourés de batteries Lithium-ion. Dans nos téléphones mobiles, ordinateurs, tablettes numériques, appareils photos, lecteurs MP3 et la liste est encore longue. Et c’est toujours ce composant qui pose le plus de problèmes. Ces appareils demandent toujours plus de ressources et l’autonomie s’en ressent. Il n’est pas rare de devoir recharger son smartphone tous les jours, là où un antique téléphone Nokia des années 90 pouvait tenir facilement une semaine sans broncher.À lire aussiEliica : la voiture électrique futuriste à 8 roues bientôt produite en série ? Découvrez les imagesSelon iTespresso, NEC aurait réussi à trouver une parade pour augmenter la vie de ces batteries. Les accumulateurs pourraient conserver 83% de leur capacité après 23 500 cycles de charge, ce qui amènerait la vie d’une batterie à plus de quatre ans. Aussi, 50% de la charge seraient conservés au bout de 33 ans, au lieu de 15 actuellement. Aujourd’hui, deux années d’utilisation se font énormément ressentir et souvent obligent à se ré équiper, tant les charges sont vite réduites à peau de chagrin.Par contre, si la batterie tiendra plus longtemps sur la durée et évitera de nouvelles dépenses superflues, l’autonomie elle ne sera pas améliorée et il faudra toujours prévoir un chargeur sur soi pour éviter tout coupure en plein appel important. A quand l’étape suivante dans la recherche sur la batterie, dans un monde entièrement tenu par ces équipements? Le 20 octobre 2011 à 13:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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BG woman accused of trying to kill daughter

first_imgA Battle Ground woman is accused of trying to suffocate her 6-year-old daughter during a psychotic episode in October 2010.Sara A. Monte, 42, appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder.Judge Robert Lewis on Friday held Monte in lieu of $100,000 bail. She said she plans to hire an attorney to defend her.She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge May 2.Vancouver police arrested Monte early Thursday in Battle Ground, according to court records. It’s unclear why it took so long to make an arrest in the case. Police investigators didn’t immediately respond to inquiries from the Columbian, and a prosecutor on the case said ethical standards prevent him from explaining the timing of the arrest.“I’m not able to comment at this time on the timing of the charge — why it was charged now,” said Clark County Deputy Prosecutor Patrick Robinson.“That would mean I would have to talk about the facts of the case, and we don’t want to impact the defendant’s right to a fair trial by discussing the facts of the case,” Robinson said by phone Friday.Court records show that Clark County sheriff’s deputies, Vancouver police and the Clark County Children’s Justice Center worked the case at some point or possibly in cooperation.According to court records, Monte’s husband, Cameron, said he was in the shower Oct. 23, 2010, when he heard the couple’s 6-year-old daughter screaming. He got out of the shower and saw their daughter lying on the bed. His wife was standing in the doorway with “a blank, empty and scary look on her face,” according to a court affidavit. Sara Monte then left the home, court records say.last_img read more

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In Indiana Region around Terre Haute Targets Defense Business Database to Support

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has formed the West Central Indiana Defense Network, a six-county network aiming to increase the share of defense contracts landed by companies in the Wabash Valley. The new group — made up of leaders in government, business and economic development — will focus on community and government engagement, education and research, and support for military personnel and veterans, reports CNHI News Indiana. Officials will market the region’s assets, including its transportation network, education and health care resources, workforce and the Indiana Air National Guard’s 181st Intelligence Wing; in addition, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division is located nearby. … Separately, state and local officials unveiled a digital portal designed to bridge the gap between DOD’s technology requirements and Indiana’s defense industry marketplace. “[The platform] brings the best practices of today’s leading industry innovation clusters and digital marketplaces to disruptively scale the process of identification, production, deployment, operation and sustainment of optimized solutions to national defense requirements,” Danielle Chrysler, director of the Indiana Office of Defense Development, said at a press conference last week. Development of the database was funded through a $2.7 million grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment, reported WBIW.Photo courtesy of Mixabestlast_img read more

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Twitter planning to lay off hundreds of people this week

first_imgMicro-blogging website Twitter is planning to cut as many as 300 jobs, which may be announced as early as this week. It is believed that the announcement regarding trimming the workforce may come before the company announces its third quarterly earnings on Thursday.Last year, the social-media giant had cut eight per cent of its workforce (about 300 jobs), which is the same per cent it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as the CEO, people familiar with the matter were quoted as saying by Bloomberg.The source further added that the number of jobs likely to be cut is uncertain and could change. The loss-making company hired bankers to explore the possibility of a sale. However, uncertainty over Twitter’s future continues as companies such as Salesforce, Walt Disney and Google (which had initially expressed interest in buying Twitter) later backed out. Twitter employees losing morale”Rank-and-file staff members are frustrated about being in the dark on the company’s future. A handful of employees have stopped showing up for work entirely,” Mike Issac from the Times’ said. According to earlier media reports, the company’s employees had criticised the way in which the layoffs were handled. It is now believed that many employees have stopped going to work. Twitter will announce its next quarterly earnings on October 27. Internally the San Francisco-based company faces concerns with regard to a looming potential threat of lawsuit filed by shareholders, diminishing share price and an ever-increasing fear amongst employees about the jobs, the New York Times had reported.last_img read more

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4 detained with 700 gold bars

first_imggold. File PhotoPolice in separate drives arrested four people along with 700 gold bars from different parts of the city and in Mirsarai upazila of Chattogram on Sunday, reports UNB.Masiuddoula Reza, additional superintendent (north) of Chattogram police, said tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive at Shonapahar in Jorarganj of Mirsarai upazila around 4:45pm and recovered 600 gold bars worth Tk 265 million from a car.Police also arrested two people in this connection.The arrestees are Karim Shah, 38 of Jashore and Rakib, 26 of Chuadanga district.In another incident, detectives in a drive arrested two people and recovered 100 gold bars worth Tk 445 million from a car in CRB area in the port city on Sunday.The arrestees are Proloy Kumar Saha, 59, of Narayanganj district and Billal Hossain alias Quader, 28, of Shariatpur district.Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested them along with the gold bars, said Mirza Sayem Mahmud, additional deputy commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police.last_img read more

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Flash Sale Discount on Smartphones Offer OnePlus 7 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9

first_imgIf you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone or getting a new one, you have come to the right place. There are some pretty good options available so be sure to check out the one that best fits your needs. Our list of discount on smartphones includes the mighty OnePlus 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9, Umidigi F1 Play and many more. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the products and how you can avail the discount.Discount on Smartphones Bring OnePlus 7 Pro, Xiami Mi 9, Umidigi F1 Play, More Down To Extremely LowBefore we head over to the list of discount on smartphones, be sure to keep in mind that the price drop is only available for a limited time. This means that the discount will revert to its original model soon. So hurry up and order your share as soon as you can.OnePlus 7The OnePlus 7 is the company’s latest flagship of the year and have made it to our list of discount on smartphones. It features the mighty and latest Snapdragon 855, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage capacity. What this means is that you’re future proof and will get the latest from OnePlus at a cheaper price.if you’re up for it, the OnePlus 7 is available at a good 23 percent off as part of our list of discount on smartphones. This makes the price come down to just $469.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 9XIoami Mi 9 has been our long-running most-selling device featuring the latest processor, the Snapdragon 855 coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage capacity. It features an all-screen design, enhanced camera performance that takes a jab at flagship smartphones. The overall build quality is amazing and top-notch so you’re not missing out on that as well.If the Xiaomi Mi 9 piques your interest, it has made it again to our list of discount on smartphones, coming in at a massive 30 percent discount, which makes the price come down to just $359.99. Head over to this link to get it.OnePlus 7 ProThe OnePlus 7 too the market by storm, offering some exclusive bit of features that majority of the flagships don’t even feature. For instance, the 90-hertz display with a high-resolution panel is an eye-catching addition. Above all, it features flagship specs and can be regarded as one of the fastest Android smartphones on the market. Now, the OnePlus 7 Pro has finally made it to our list of discount on smartphones. It features the mighty Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity.If you’re enticed to get your hands on it, the OnePlus 7 Pro is available at a stunning 22 percent off for a limited time. This makes the price come down to just $629.99. Head over to this link to get it.Umidigi F1 PlayIf your budget is a bit tight, we also have even cheaper options at our disposal so you can avail at a massive drop as part of our discount on smartphones. The Umidigi F1 Play is a very capable device and does more than its price suggests. It boasts a killer display, an attractive design and surprisingly, the camera performance is better than most smartphones coming at this price. It features Android 9 coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64Gb of storage capacity, so performance is not an issue.If you want to get your hands on the device, it is available at an insane 29 percent discount, which lowers the price down to just $189.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 ProXiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of our favorite budget devices of the year and at last, it has made it to our list of discount on smartphones. It features some exclusive bits from Xiaomi. It features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity, so you’re good on this behalf.If the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 entices you, it is available at a good 13 percent discount, making the price come down to just $258.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of discount on smartphones. If you wish to get one, be sure to avail the offer on time before the deal expires. if you fail to do so, the end price will revert to its original model and we wouldn’t want that. So hurry up and order your share as soon as you can. Also, check out our massive discount on high-end smartwatches, which includes the amazing Amazfit GTR, Amazfit Stratos and more.This is it, for now, folks. Which smartphone offers the best value for money in your opinion? Are you looking to get it? Let us know in the comments. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more