10 months agoArsenal midfielder Iwobi: We can’t dwell on Southampton defeat

first_imgArsenal midfielder Iwobi: We can’t dwell on Southampton defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi says they cannot dwell on defeat to Southampton.Iwobi admits they let themselves down for the 3-2 loss.He said, “I guess we weren’t concentrating throughout the 90 minutes. We had spells where we weren’t defending well as a group. It’s something we have to dust ourselves down from and keep on going. We can’t let our heads drop from this defeat, we just have to push on to the next match.”Of course, they deserve some credit. They had a gameplan and they stuck to it and did well against us. But it’s disappointing from us and we have to keep going again.”We had a lot of chances to win this game, I believe. But we have to give ourselves a bit of credit that we were able to go on this unbeaten run and now we have to start over again.”We have to react well, we have to keep on going. It’s a bit unfortunate that there were a couple of injuries but we have to keep on going and keep on fighting throughout the season.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoFenerbahce rival Caen for Leicester striker Fousseni Diabate

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fenerbahce rival Caen for Leicester striker Fousseni Diabateby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe race for Leicester City striker Fousseni Diabate is heating up.Caen are keen to set up a loan deal for the 23 year-old next month.However, Le 10 Sport says Caen face competition from Turkish giants Fenerbahce for Diabate.Like Caen, Fener are eager to discuss a loan deal with Leicester for Diabate.The forward joined the Foxes a year ago from Ajaccio. last_img read more

Vine: UNC Student Drills The Half-Court Shot On College GameDay

first_imgNorth Carolina student drills half-court shot.Vine/@StephLaurenThe half-court shot on the basketball version of ESPN’s College GameDay is often the highlight of the program, and that is definitely a fact for one lucky North Carolina student today. UNC junior Forrest Reynolds, who also serves as a student manager with the basketball program, took two very strong attempts before absolutely drilling his third shot, netting him $18,000.Kid just made the half court shot on College Gameday at UNC https://t.co/MqGH2psO6i— Stephanie Haberman (@StephLauren) March 7, 2015A win over hated rival Duke today would definitely be the icing on the cake for Reynolds, although he’d probably admit that he’s made out pretty well no matter what happens tonight.last_img read more

Video: Watch Oklahoma Star Buddy Hield Cut Down The Net After Epic Performance

first_imgBuddy Hield seen cutting down the net.Buddy Hield NetOklahoma just took down Oregon to reach the program’s first Final Four since 2002. Senior guard and Player of the Year candidate Buddy Hield was unconscious, scoring 37 points on 13-of-20 from the field.After the game, Hield took his place atop a ladder for the ceremonial net-cutting. Buddy clipping that net!! pic.twitter.com/2IK17TmNJi— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) March 27, 2016Buddy then hit press row for a radio interview, his piece of the net displayed prominently. Buddy Hield doing post game radio with his piece of the net tied to his hat pic.twitter.com/gQq2bdcHu2— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) March 27, 2016There’s one more net that Hield and the Sooners want to cut down. That’s the one at NRG Stadium in Houston, the site of next week’s Final Four.last_img read more

Allocation to Rehabilitate Children’s Homes Increases by 900%

first_imgThe capital allocation for the rehabilitation of children’s homes and places of safety for 2013/14 has increased 900 per cent, moving from just over $6 million last year to $60.3 million.This was announced by Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, at the official launch of Child Month 2013 on Wednesday, April 17, at the GraceKennedy Limited offices, in downtown Kingston.Activities will begin in May and will be carried out under the theme: ‘Children’s Care and Protection: A Fi Wi Mission’.The Minister pointed out that some of the funds will also be used to refurbish places of safety damaged by Hurricane Sandy in October last year.Miss Hanna reiterated the Government’s commitment to safeguarding the rights of the nation’s children, by bolstering policies and programmes aimed at protecting them.“In the budgetary allocations for children for 2013-2014, it is clear we consider the development, care and protection of children as important priorities as a Government,” she said.The Minister said that despite the global economic climate, the recurrent budget of the Child Development Agency (CDA) has seen an increase.Ms. Hanna added that increases have also been allocated in grants to private children’s homes, government and private places of safety, as well as for maintenance grants to foster parents.She said more resources will be allocated to the Ananda Alert programme, as part of efforts to ensure that the required staffing and management systems are in place to support the programme.“Cabinet’s approval of the transfer of the programme to my Ministry since January of this year has been accompanied by Cabinet’s approval for the funding of new positions for an Alert and Child Recovery Co-ordinator; an Administrator for the programme; a Statistical Officer; and a Public Education Officer,” she said.The Ananda Alert is a nationwide system designed to ensure a speedy and safe recovery of a child in the unfortunate event that he/she is missing or abducted.The Minister noted that there are areas of children care, protection and development in Jamaica where more resources and broad-based action are needed to create the levels of improvement required.“The Possibility Programme to assist Street Children, for example, has seen a near 47 per cent increase in budgetary allocation this year, but significantly more resources are needed to ensure the required sustained impact in this area,” she said.Miss Hanna said the existing programme seeks to havethe children enrolled in projects for skills training, assist in their reintegration with their families and/or schools and where possible, operate a Care Centre, a Skills and Employment Centre and fund re-socialisation camps and a hostel.She informed that $75 million has been allocated through the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) to construct facilities, so that children who come in contact with Police can be accommodated separately from adults at five police stations across Jamaica.“This is a practical and pragmatic start to addressing a long standing deep seated problem, in terms of providing proper rehabilitation and accommodation services to children who come in contact with the justice system,” she said. Ms. Hanna said that while this area remains a deficiency in Jamaica’s adherence to international protocols and agreements on child care, “our reports on child care have pointed to initiatives that are underway to improve the juvenile justice system in Jamaica.”“These include the National Plan of Action for Child Justice, the introduction of Children’s Court, the upgrading of facilities and behaviour modification programmes,” she noted.The Minister said the Government also has a National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence for 2012–2017. “This is a five-year plan designed to foster an environment that protects children from violence, abuse and exploitation, promotes programmes for alternatives to incarceration and institutionalisation of children, community and family based rehabilitation, rather than putting them in State care and juvenile facilities,” she said.Ms. Hanna pointed out that approximately 900 children have been kept out of State care as a result of the Government’s integrated programme.The Minister emphasised that while there is much more work to be done, a collaborative approach is needed by all stakeholders to ensure that priority attention is given to children.Child Month, which seeks to promote the welfare of children, was first celebrated in May, 1953.Some of the activities for this year include: a National Church Service on Sunday, May 5, at the Faith Chapel, 1 Renfield Avenue, Kingston; National Children’s Action Day on May 10; National Children Day, scheduled for May 17; and the awards ceremony for the poster and essay competitions on June 5. By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

PM Calls On Int’l Financial Institutions to Reconsider Classification of Countries

first_img Delivering Jamaica’s Policy Statement at the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 27, Mr. Holness told world leaders that it is the greatest hope of small developing countries, such as Jamaica, that the UN high-level middle-income meeting, scheduled for later this year, will give full consideration to those matters as well as ways in which the UN system can provide support. “I am reiterating my call for the international financial institutions to address this present problem known as the middle-income trap. We believe that a special highly indebted middle- income initiative could provide the framework for the type of support that these countries require,” said the Prime Minister. Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness, has called on international financial institutions to reconsider how small developing countries are classified for loan consideration.“I am reiterating my call for the international financial institutions to address this present problem known as the middle-income trap. We believe that a special highly indebted middle- income initiative could provide the framework for the type of support that these countries require,” said the Prime Minister.Delivering Jamaica’s Policy Statement at the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on September 27, Mr. Holness told world leaders that it is the greatest hope of small developing countries, such as Jamaica, that the UN high-level middle-income meeting, scheduled for later this year, will give full consideration to those matters as well as ways in which the UN system can provide support.Mr. Holness said the goal is to forge collaboration and a partnership between UN member states and the private sector to determine practical solutions, as well as ways of sourcing new and long-term capital, utilising a mix of public, private and balanced financing.The Prime Minister said that even as small developing states seek financing for sustainable development, they are mindful that “we live in a world where international peace and security are under threat”.He said the world has witnessed terrorist attacks and grapples with a range of conflicts that appear intolerable.Mr. Holness said that Jamaica is interested in efforts to build a secure environment through combating the illicit trafficking and trade in small arms and light weapons.“We have made significant national institutional changes, undertaken policy enhancements and adopted legislative amendments in the areas of security and justice,” the Prime Minister noted, adding that Jamaica is looking forward to working with member states, the UN system and partners at all levels to ensure that the progress made is sustainable. Prime Minister, the Most. Hon. Andrew Holness, has called on international financial institutions to reconsider how small developing countries are classified for loan consideration. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Tumbler Ridge Museum curator responds to concerns raised by PRRD Board

first_imgAmong the issues, Fraser said that the Museum’s curator Dr. Lisa Buckley was exploring other locations to have the museum’s fossils moved to in case the museum were to once again lose its funding, and that the TRMF had denied UNESCO evaluators and Geopark Society members access to one of its paleontological digs.Dr. Buckley said during an interview this week that her chief responsibility with the museum is to ensure that the fossils – which are in fact the property of the B.C. Government – are stored in a proper place for safekeeping.She said that due to the museum’s ongoing funding woes – which began in March – if the museum were to close its doors once again the fossils might not be stored in a proper place.“Any collection, whether it’s a fossil collection, or a collection of bugs in jars, or pickled fish in jars, if those natural history collections lose financial support and their ability to remain in an area, they become what’s termed an ‘orphaned’ collection,” said Dr. Buckley. “It’s not like storing rocks in a garage. These are heritage items and they do need specialized care. With that care comes a building to put them in, paying people to actually look after them and to manage all of the records that are associated to them, and to monitor tham and make sure nothing horrible happens to them in their cabinets. There’s a lot that goes into the preservation of our natural history collections. It’s not just like putting ceramic things on a fireplace mantlepiece. Even though they are fossils and have a lot of rock in them, they’re still subject to degradation.”She said that the provincial government has strict regulations on how fossils are cared for and managed under the Fossil Management Framework, which was implemented in 2005.Dr. Buckley also gave a reason for the Museum Foundation denying UNESCO evaluators and Geopark Society members access to one of its paleontological digs, saying that the cancellation was given on short notice, and because the dig in question is of critical scientific importance as it is so far the only tyrannosaur trackway discovered anywhere on Earth.“We did get very short notice to arrange a trip to the site, which is in a remote location and it does take a lot of time – more than a couple of days – to get a site ready for visitation. So, the logistics just weren’t going to work out in the timeframe that were notified with. As far as we know, the Geopark Society knew months in advance that the advisors were coming in. We had a week’s notice, so that’s not really enough time to properly prepare a site.”Dr. Buckley said, however, that the chief reason for the denial was due to the museum restricting access to its scientifically-important fossil localities to paleontologists and students. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The curator of the Tumbler Ridge Museum and executive director of the Peace Region Paleontology Research Centre has responded to several concerns raised by the Peace River Regional District Board at a meeting last week.At a meeting last Thursday, the PRRD Board voted in favour of a resolution from Director Rob Fraser for the Regional District to seek clarification from the Museum Foundation and the Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark Board about a meeting held on July 20th.Fraser, who was at that meeting as a representative of the PRRD, said he heard several things that caused him to become concerned. She added that the restriction had been put in place prior to the museum knowing about the visit.“These are people who we know work with very sensitive location data, and we know that they are bound by the same ethics and sense of responsibility when it comes to not disclosing that just because it’s a cool site and they want to take other people to it. This is a very, very sensitive location. It’s difficult to get to, but once you know where it is, it’s easy to find again. It’s also physically sensitive. The rock that the footprints are on is very unstable.”She explained that as a paleontologist, she wanted to ensure that as few members of the general public know the location of the site, due both to its rarity and also due to other fossil sites being vandalized in the past.“Every fossil footprint site that we’ve opened to the public has been vandalized or has had specimens stolen from it. So, this is a very real concern that we face when we make a decision to open a site to the general public.”last_img read more

ICSI discusses initiatives

first_imgKolkata: An MOU was signed with Ministry Corporate Affairs (MCA) on Saturday, for recruitment and training of young professionals for Central Registration Centre of MCA. The MOU was signed with the Ministry for engaging the services of Company Secretaries for working as “CRC Executives” at the Central registration Centre of Ministry Corporate Affairs on contractual basis. The entire process of recruitment and training of ICSI members as CRC professionals has been handed over by the Ministry to the ICSI. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”Consequent upon the recommendations of ICSI Syllabus Review Board, the Institute has come up with its new curriculum for Executive and Professional Program students to ensure the cutting-edge knowledge insights providing empowered Governance professionals who would march ahead with renewed excellence towards New ICSI 2022. Examination for Executive Programme under the New Syllabus was successfully conducted in December, 2018 and for Professional Programme the same shall be conducted in June, 2019,” said Ranjeet Pandey, President, ICSI. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostIn order to break the distance barrier for students belonging to cities, locations in which the representative offices of the Institute are not in existence, the Institute launched the Study Centre Scheme, under which Study Centres have been established in collaboration with reputed colleges in different locations covering the remote places including Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, North Eastern States, Daman and Diu and Puducherry. The Institute has launched a novel initiative to help the daughters of Martyrs who laid down their lives for protecting the sovereignty of the country. Under the ‘Shaheed Ki Beti’ initiative, the Institute has discontinued the practice of giving mementoes, to the dignitaries and speakers invited for various programmes of the Institute and the said amount will be transferred to the dedicated corpus and will be utilised for the education and welfare of the daughters of martyrs. The grievances, suggestions and queries received from the stakeholders enable the Institute to improve constantly. For achieving this objective, the Institute has created a Grievance Solutions Cell which is monitoring the communications received through the Support Portal. The Call Centre established by the Institute is available to all the stakeholders. In order to provide equal opportunities to the youth from North-Eastern States and State of Jammu and Kashmir, to come to the mainstream and to encourage them for joining the CS Course, the Institute has launched a Fee Waiver Scheme for the related students. This Fee Waiver Scheme, which stood operative till March 31, 2018, has shown an immense success with many students taking benefit of this scheme and has registered them in CS course since the launch of the Scheme. Consequently, the Institute is also in an active process for opening study centers to cater the academic needs of the students of such areas. The Institute has created ‘ICSI Students Education Fund Trust’ which encourages and motivates both economically backward & academically bright students to pursue the Company Secretary ship Course. The creation of the Trust has been one of the important initiatives of the Institute to impart education to economically needy and academically bright students at zero cost thus contributing to the objectives of nation building and social responsibility. In standing shoulder to shoulder with the government towards directed implementation of GST Pan India, the Institute is persistent in building the capacity of its members, students and related stakeholders by advancing their understanding about GST and also by constantly apprising them with updates in GST through various initiatives. Few of their major initiatives in this direction are ICSI – GST Newsletter; ICSI – GST Educational Series; ICSI – GST Point; ICSI GST APP; CS: A GST Practitioner.last_img read more

Catching up with Ohio State sports played over winter break

OSU sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) dribbles the ball during a game against Northern Illinois on Dec. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorWhile The Lantern and the Ohio State student body were taking a few weeks to unwind on winter break, several ongoing athletic programs were still in action.Since the last print issue of The Lantern on Dec. 8, six major OSU teams — football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey and wrestling — played through the new year. While most readers likely are well aware of the football team’s 44-28 Fiesta Bowl victory over Notre Dame on New Year’s Day, here are how the other five programs fared.Men’s basketballAfter a start to the season that could described anywhere from “dreadful” to “rocky,” the young OSU men’s basketball team finally started to find its identity until a devastating loss over the weekend left the team wondering how it will respond.When The Lantern paused publication for winter break on Dec. 8, the Buckeyes were 4-4, easily the worst start in coach Thad Matta’s tenure.But a win that evening over Air Force put OSU back over .500. Though a blowout loss at Connecticut followed, the Scarlet and Gray made an unpredictable run from that point.A win over Northern Illinois was expected, but the Buckeyes shocked the college basketball world with a 74-67 win over then-No. 4 Kentucky in Brooklyn, New York.Five more wins followed to extend their winning streak to seven games and improving their record to a respectable 11-5, leading some to believe if the team has gotten its act together as Big Ten play arrived.But an embarrassing 85-60 loss at Indiana on Sunday silenced most of those murmurs, at least for the time being. The Buckeyes were trounced by the Hoosiers from the get-go and trailed 48-18 at the half.While the team was enjoying its winning ways, one freshman exited the program while another entered.Guard Austin Grandstaff announced on Dec. 17 that he would be seeking a transfer, which was later revealed to be to Oklahoma. A day later, however, forward Mickey Mitchell was cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center to play following a month-and-a-half-long pause. Mitchell made his debut on Dec. 23 and has played in six games, averaging 2.5 rebounds per game.Matta’s squad is set to return to action on Wednesday against Rutgers. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center.Women’s basketball The cold weather is finally arriving in Columbus, but the OSU women’s basketball team is on the opposite end of the spectrum, as it is currently on a major hot streak, just in time for Big Ten play to begin. Over the break, the Buckeyes played seven games and grabbed victories in all of them, including wins over Princeton, who went 31-1 last season, and then-No. 5 Maryland. The win over the Terrapins was OSU’s first over a top-five team since 2006. The latest victory came Sunday against Rutgers, which moved OSU’s record to 12-3, and a perfect 4-0 within the conference. OSU sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell (3) dribbles the ball during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIn the latest version of the RPI rankings, which came out Monday, the Buckeyes moved up one spot to No. 5, largely thanks to the fact they have won 12 of their last 13 games. The Scarlet and Gray currently are fourth in the country in scoring offense, averaging 86.5 points a contest. That high-powered offense can be attributed to a barrage of reasons, but the play of sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell is certainly the most prevalent one. Building off her excellent freshman campaign, the preseason All-American is hitting her stride as of late. Mitchell is second in the country in scoring, registering 25 points per game, on 45.8 percent shooting from the floor. The 5-foot-8 Cincinnati native collected the National Player of the Week award for the second time this season on Jan. 4. The Buckeyes are set to hit the hardwood again Thursday on the road against Northwestern. Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. Men’s ice hockey If the start of the OSU men’s basketball team’s season was bad, then there is likely a shortage of words fit for print to describe the men’s ice hockey team’s beginning to the 2015-16 campaign.The Buckeyes went into their break around the same time as the OSU campus, halting play for about three weeks on Dec. 5. At the time, their record was a paltry 3-11-0 after a pair of overtime losses at Minnesota.But when the Scarlet and Gray resumed action in the Florida College Classic in Estero, Florida, on Dec. 28, a new team appeared to be lacing up the skates and taking the ice.OSU freshman forward Freddy Gerard (15) during a game. Credit: Courtesy of Freddy GerardIn the first game of the four-team tournament, the Buckeyes shook off a 2-0 first-period deficit to score three unanswered goals and stun No. 4 Boston College 3-2. Freshman forward John Wiitala scored the game-winner in the third period, while junior goalie Christian Frey stopped 30 of 32 shots.The next day, the championship of the tournament pitted OSU against No. 9 Cornell. That game proved to be a laugher, as eight different Buckeyes scored and Frey recorded his first career shutout as the Buckeyes stomped over the Big Red 8-0.A 2-0 win over Wisconsin followed on Friday, followed by a 4-4 tie the next day, though the Badgers won the shootout.The Buckeyes are next set for a home-and-home series against Michigan, with the first game on Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center, followed by a 5 p.m. Sunday matchup in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Women’s ice hockey The women’s ice hockey team had a similar schedule to its male opposite but with considerably less optimism emerging.OSU went into winter break with a pair of losses to Minnesota Duluth at home by scores of 4-2 and 5-2. That put the Buckeyes’ 2015 record at 6-12-0.The first game after break seemed encouraging, a 2-1 win over Penn State on Jan. 2. But a 3-2 loss to the Nittany Lions followed. And the next weekend, OSU was outscored by No. 3 Minnesota 12-1, including a 9-0 defeat on Sunday. Those two losses brought OSU’s season scoring margin against the Golden Gophers to 30-5 in four games.Sophomore defenseman Jessica Dunne made her season debut in the first game against Penn State, scoring the game-winning goal in the second period.The Buckeyes currently sit at just 7-15-0 on the season, and are set to return to the ice at home against St. Cloud State for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, at the OSU Ice Rink.Wrestling OSU then-freshman Kyle Snyder celebrates a victory last season.Credit: Lantern file photoThe defending national champions had four matches over winter break, going 2-2 in them, but the biggest story surrounding the squad was the news that Kyle Snyder will be rejoining the team beginning in February. Snyder was intending on using the 2015-16 season as an Olympic redshirt, but on New Year’s Day, coach Tom Ryan announced that the sophomore was altering those plans, instead competing collegiately while still training for the 2016 games in Rio De Janeiro. His debut is expected to arrive on Feb. 5 when OSU travels to State College, Pennsylvania, to wrestle against top-ranked Penn State. Snyder, who is also set to take to the mat in the Big Ten and NCAA championships, is slated to compete for the Buckeyes in the heavyweight division. In September, Snyder became the youngest person in U.S. history to capture the World freestyle championship. As a freshman, the Maryland native went 30-4 and was both a Big Ten and NCAA runner-up at 197 pounds. The Buckeyes (6-2) are currently ranked No. 6, but that position will likely be lower when the newest edition comes out, as their loss to Michigan on Jan. 9 is not yet factored in. Adding Snyder back into the equation is instrumental as OSU quests to hold onto its national title.OSU is set to continue its season on Sunday against Nebraska. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. at St. John Arena. read more

Napoli name strong squad for Liverpool trip

first_imgNapoli have named their squad for the Champions League trip to Liverpool, with the likes of Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches the notable absentees.The match slated to take place at Anfield on Tuesday at 20.00 GMT happens to be the decider for who goes through to the Round of 16.According to Football Italia, Raul Albiol who was left out of the team for Saturday’s 4-0 Serie A victory over Frosinone will make the trip and is expected to start at Anfield.Ghoulam is equally part of the travelling party after providing two assists for Arkadiusz Milik this weekend, his first appearance since rupturing his ACL in November 2017.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The only absentees for Ancelotti’s side are Simone Verdi and Vlad Chiriches, while Amin Younes is not on the UEFA list.Napoli squad for Liverpool: Ospina, Karnezis, Meret, Mario Rui, Maksimovic, Albiol, Koulibaly, Ghoulam, Luperto, Malcuit, Hysaj, Zielinski, Fabian Ruiz, Rog, Allan, Diawara, Hamsik, Mertens, Callejon, Milik, Insigne, OunasLiverpool warmed up for the clash with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth thanks to Salah’s hat-trick and Klopp is banking on their 12th man(the Anfield crowd) to roar them into the knockout stages.last_img read more