A checklist on where to eat and what to shop for.Restaurant Uber ChicLocated beautifully, with a view of the towering Qutab Minar, Smoke House Room scores high on style and sophistication. The latest entrant into the niche genre of molecular cuisine, it boasts of chic interiors, attention to detail and,A checklist on where to eat and what to shop for.RestaurantUber ChicLocated beautifully, with a view of the towering Qutab Minar, Smoke House Room scores high on style and sophistication. The latest entrant into the niche genre of molecular cuisine, it boasts of chic interiors, attention to detail and beautiful presentation. The service is impeccable and most ingredients for this European restaurant are imported. Every item that makes its way to your table has touches of the exotic-the olive oil served with bread is infused with orange, and the chicken is cooked in three different ways to bring out various textures. The Grand Degustation, which is a nine course set menu, includes scallops, black cod, Angus, Foie Gras, different kinds of mushrooms and more. Priced at Rs 7,000 per person, you might want to reserve this one for a special occasion. We do, however, strongly recommend the molecular cocktails. Try the Deconstructed Watermelon Caipiroska; it’s chilled and fruity with a thin slice of melon at the bottom of a long-stemmed glass. For dessert, go for the strangesounding Beet Cake. It looks and tastes just like chocolate, but is a much healthier option. While SHR offered us novel and perfectly cooked dishes, we were disappointed with the size of the portions. Make a reservation here if you want to try some excellent molecular cooking and don’t mind the steep prices.Timing: 7:30 pm to 1 am.Meal for two: Rs 8,000 plus taxes (including alcohol).At: The Crescent, Lado Sarai, Aurobindo Marg. Tel: 29523838.-Ekta MarwahaItalianoBilled as a high-end Italian diner, the food here has always been the highlight (despite the relatively boring and drab interiors). Diva, after 11 years since its inception in early 2000 is back with a brand new look. The refurbished interiors in earthy tones of brown and yellow make it look like a contem porary trattoria. Diva now sports two avatars, a cafe on the lower level and a fine dinning section on the upper level. There’s also a brand new bar for beer and wine aficionados. Joy: they haven’t done away with their walk-in, see-through wine cellar. It’s bigger and better. The food is, as ever, mostly superlative-with a few minor cribs. We sampled the grilled chicken and French bean salad, flavoured with mint and fennel seeds, served with avocado mash. The mint and fennel seeds added to the freshness of the salad, but the avocado mash lacked flavour. A glass of white or red wine is recommended to accompany your meal. 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After numerous complaints and almost a riot like situation due to water scarcity during the first FIFA U-17 World Cup match between India and USA on October 6 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, facilities have seen a vast improvement on Day 2 at the stadium.The U-17 World Cup kicked off in New Delhi in a horrendous manner after lack of water left the students and spectators, who has turned up to support the Indian national team, high and dry.The word of a disorganised match had surely reached the ears of the organisers and they have taken the necessary steps to fix the issues for the India-Colombia clash.Photo Credit: India Today Water, which was the main problem on the first day, was readily available and there was no hassle over it among the spectators who had come to support the home team in an all-important game against Colombia.On Day 1, people had serious issues with lack of water and other necessities as FIFA’s list of banned items prohibited the spectators from carrying water bottles inside the stadium. While outside water bottles not being allowed inside was not a surprise, the fact that adequate measures were not taken to provide a basic necessity was what triggered the backlash.
Ben Grogan was the hero for the second straight week. This time, it was a 37-yard game-winner against Kansas State. That followed two 40-yarders against Texas to tie the game in Austin and eventually win it.How does he do it, though? How does he not throw up all over himself in these situations like the rest of us would?“Especially with last week being so recent, I kind of had the same mindset,” said Grogan. “My team was down, and I had to do it again so it was kind of like a no-big-deal attitude that I have to have.”Mike Gundy, on the other hand, is often flummoxed when it comes to kickers.“In 30 years of being in football at this level, I’ve never understood it,” Gundy said about the kicking (generally). “Ben [Grogan] just goes out and does what he does.”THE KICK IS GOOD! Ben Grogan knocks through a game-winning 37-yard #FieldGoal to give @CowboyFB a 36-34 victory. http://t.co/L2SVgpqgsO— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 3, 2015Yes, he does. And he’s delivered two straight wins to a team that could pretty easily be 3-2. Is he this money in other areas of his life?“I like to say I’m a pretty cold-blooded FIFA player,” he told the Oklahoman with a smile, “but some teammates may not agree.”Now that … is a great quote.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
Real Madrid Bale will be ‘devastated’ after latest injury, says Coleman Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 09:35 11/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(11) Getty Images Real Madrid Gareth Bale Wales Primera División Friendlies Thes Wales manager knows the oft-injured Real Madrid attacker will be “gutted” after another injury setback Real Madrid star Gareth Bale will be “devastated” by his latest injury setback, according to Wales manager Chris Coleman.Bale, 28, is set to miss another month after confirmation of a strained adductor muscle.Real 11/2 with dabblebet to win UCL Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The star attacker has played just nine games in all competitions this season, with the last of those coming in September.Coleman said he was unsure about the severity of Bale’s latest setback, but he knows the Wales international will be shattered.”I don’t know the full extent of it. He’ll be devastated,” he told U.K. newspapers.”We haven’t had dialogue with Real Madrid, but we’ll speak with Gareth in the next few days and find out exactly what it is. It’s bad luck, bad news, and he’ll be gutted.”The harder you try to get back you get a setback and sometimes you have to go through that.”He’ll get over [it] and he’ll be back. He just needs to get settled again and get his fitness. He needs to take his time and not rush himself back.”Bale medical report.#RealMadridhttps://t.co/LrotcrVvh7— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) November 10, 2017Coleman has no plans to change the way he uses Bale for Wales, saying he would be picked to play as long as he was fit for Madrid.Wales, who missed out on qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, will play in the China Cup – alongside the hosts, Uruguay and the Czech Republic – in March next year.”It all depends on his fitness whether he’ll travel. Hopefully he gets back before Christmas or just after and then we’ve got two or three months before the China Cup,” Coleman said.”We expect all our players if they are fit to play for their club then they are fit to play for us.”We never take risks, we’ve never done that and I don’t see that changing in the future. If he’s fit for Madrid then obviously he’s fit for us.”
There were two more tail-end victims for Moeen amid some merry swinging from the tail and some more conventional strokeplay from Chase, who would end up unbeaten with a fine consolation century. So Moeen now has 177 Test wickets, which puts him equal with Angus Fraser. He got there with less perspiration and without ever damaging any footholds at all even when being swatted for six, as he was four times amid the last rites. England beat West Indies by 232 runs to win third Test – as it happened England cricket team England in West Indies 2019 England’s Joe Root shakes hands with West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel after the match. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters Facebook Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share via Email The next edge, as Stuart Broad may recall, did not find a pair of secure hands. Shai Hope, yet to score, was given a reprieve by Jos Buttler at third slip, by one estimate the 98th dropped catch off his bowling in Broad’s distinguished career. Without doubt the slip cordon has done Broad few favours on this tour. Here he dealt with the latest spillage with an upper lip as stiff as one would expect from the MCC’s latest captain.There were two consequences of this drop. Soon Chris Woakes was spotted, a rare event on this tour, removing the boundary triangles on the rope at long-on. Obviously they were reflecting the sunlight into the eyes of the cordon. The second change was that Buttler was summarily removed from that cordon. He has a mixed record in the slips and suddenly Moeen had suggested that he could be effective there. It was, in fact, a sign of strength that Buttler was removed so rapidly; it meant that England are not over-sensitive to the delicate feelings of their players. In any case Buttler did not look too bothered.Next Anderson dispatched Darren Bravo, caught at slip by Root, and West Indies were rocking. Mark Wood followed Broad with the wind at his back. There were not quite the pyrotechnics of Sunday but those in the stands watched more eagerly such is the attraction of genuine pace and the batsmen jumped more gingerly. Soon Root’s latest favourite toy had Hope caught in the covers from a leading edge. Joe Root stands by his exchange of words with Shannon Gabriel After lunch Roston Chase dug in before expanding elegantly later in his innings, but a moment of self-destruction coupled with a fine throw from Joe Denly found Shimron Hetmyer out of his crease when seeking to complete a third run. Another fine catch by Stokes at slip brought the end of Shane Dowrich. This was Moeen’s 175th Test wicket, taking him beyond Tony Lock. Only three England spinners are now ahead of him, Jim Laker (193), Graeme Swann (255) and Derek Underwood (297). This is a phenomenal achievement by Moeen.Of English spinners who have taken 100 Test wickets or more, only Swann plus Johnny Briggs, Bobby Peel and Colin Blythe before the first world war have a better strike rate; no one concedes runs as quickly (though this may be a sign of the times). Now one is tempted to describe Moeen as a bowler who bats – except when he plays for Worcestershire. These labels are not really helpful but he can take this as a compliment. In this series his bowling has been increasingly valuable to Root and he ended the series as England’s leading wicket-taker. Pinterest Facebook Read more Share on Messenger Pinterest Since you’re here… For the third match in succession the victory march has been a procession utterly devoid of tension, which has been one of the flaws of the series. This time it was England’s turn to dominate a disappointingly one-sided contest.They won by a massive margin – 232 runs – which can only add to the exasperation in the camp. How could they be so wretched in two Tests yet so overwhelming in this one? The absence of Jason Holder, both as a player and a captain, was highly significant, yet an insufficient explanation for such a transformation. Share on Facebook Read more England had the capacity to prevail in this series but at the outset they were flawed in their preparation and selection. Meanwhile West Indies seized their chance brilliantly in Barbados, where they were so much sharper and more disciplined than England. Then, rather than battening down the hatches in Antigua, they played on a sporting surface to snatch that 2-0 lead while England were still blinking at their own ineptitude of the first Test. If the majority of England’s batsmen had had the benefit of competitive cricket before the first Test – in some ODIs perhaps – and they had picked a more appropriate side for that match, who knows?In St Lucia, on an excellent grassy surface that rewarded positive cricketers and despite a constant force three or four breeze, it was plain sailing throughout what proved to be the last day (despite the complaints about the over rates, none of the matches have reached the fifth day). After half an hour Joe Root declared when he was caught at midwicket for 122, having added another 36 with Ben Stokes, who had been in belligerent mood. Then Jimmy Anderson set to work. Share on Pinterest This has been a streaky series for England’s greatest wicket-taker. He has never bowled badly but there have been barren spells followed by a sudden burst of wickets – in the last session of the first day in Barbados and now on a bright and breezy morning here.Within eight overs he had reduced West Indies, set 485 for victory, to 10 for three. Kraigg Brathwaite edged his first ball between fielders in the slip cordon but after that it all went to plan. John Campbell sliced his first delivery and Moeen Ali, who is rarely sighted in the cordon, stuck out his right hand and there the ball came to rest. Then Anderson found Brathwaite’s edge and this time the ball found the safe hands of Stokes at second slip. The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. match reports Topics Twitter Share on Twitter West Indies’ Roston Chase celebrates his century. 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Jeudy showed off his route running in his latest workout video with NFL star Antonio Brown.The video was posted on Twitter and has over 730,000 views as of this writing.Check it out:Off season but never off 💯 pic.twitter.com/ofpACRhO7S— JJ⁴ (@jerryjeudy) May 29, 2019Regardless of all the drama surrounding Brown this offseason, it’s pretty sweet to see him training with Jeudy. He could teach the 20-year-old wide receiver a few tricks along the way.Many analysts believe Jeudy is preparing for his final season with the Crimson Tide. In fact, Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Jeudy as the No. 1 prospect on his big board.Alabama could potentially have two early selections for the 2020 NFL Draft, as Tua Tagovailoa is also considered a top-five pick. SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide scores a first quarter touchdown reception against the Clemson Tigers in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)With the college football season roughly three months away, Alabama wideout Jerry Jeudy is making an early case for himself as the top prospect in the country.Jeudy flashed potential in his first year at Alabama and then followed it up with a dominant sophomore season. The six-foot-one wideout finished with 68 receptions for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns.It didn’t matter if Jeudy was playing in the season opener or the national championship, defenses rarely had an answer for him.Well, it appears the Alabama star is ready to take another leap in production this upcoming season.
A $5 million investment will help Nova Scotia’s universities,colleges and hospitals remain competitive, innovative and betterable to carry out the world-class research and technologydevelopment needed to stay at the top of their fields. The provincial investment in the Nova Scotia Research andInnovation Trust — included in the 2005-06 budget — willstrengthen the province’s research and development capacity andleverage funding from the federal government. “R&D investments are important to our scientists, ourresearchers, our economy, and ultimately our residents,” saidErnest Fage, Minister of Economic Development. “These investmentsgenerate innovative new ideas and technologies in all parts ofour economy, from hospitals to businesses.” If the budget is approved, the province will have invested morethan $28 million into the trust since 2001. The Nova ScotiaResearch and Innovation Trust works to establish matching fundingfor provincial research and development projects from nationalfunding programs like the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Inthe last several years, the trust has successfully securedinvestments of at least $60 million from national grantingcouncils for Nova Scotia’s research infrastructure. “Funding under the trust helps Nova Scotia-based projects accessthe money they need to construct laboratories, purchase equipmentand acquire other tools for research,” said Dr. Colin Dodds,chair of the trust’s beneficiaries committee. “This work buildsthe region’s capacity for research and sparks innovation andprogress in the province’s economy, from the knowledge-economyand life sciences to the more traditional sectors likeagriculture and the fishery.” The Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust is managed at arm’slength from government by a beneficiaries committee. Thecommittee consists of representatives from the Council of NovaScotia University Presidents, Nova Scotia Community College,Genome Atlantic and the Life Sciences Development Association.Funding support for the Life Sciences Development Association,Genome Atlantic and the Canada Research Chairs program is alsoprovided for by the trust. The Canada Foundation for Innovation is an independentcorporation created in 1997 by the government of Canada to fundresearch infrastructure. Its mandate is to strengthen the abilityof Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and othernon-profit institutions to carry out world-class research andtechnology development that will benefit Canadians. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT–Nova Scotia Boosts Investment in Researchand Development
The Museum of Natural History in Halifax will be closed to the visiting public beginning Monday, Sept. 14, for interior and exterior repairs. The museum’s public galleries, the nature centre and the retail shop will be closed. The Kits for Loan program and school programming will be unavailable until the museum reopens in January. “The museum is a valuable contributor to the preservation and interpretation of Nova Scotia’s natural heritage,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “This investment will ensure it continues to educate Nova Scotians about the natural world and its contribution to our social and economic well being.” The work includes repairs to exterior brick, asbestos removal and a new front entrance. Administrative offices at 1747 Summer St., including those for the Museum of Natural History, Nova Scotia Museum Collections, and the department’s heritage division, will be operational. Information about the closure, plans for reopening in January, and coming programs and exhibits in 2010 will be available on the museum website at museum.gov.ns.ca/mnh/ .
New Delhi: Air India has suspended its Regional Director for East, Rohit Bhasin, for allegedly shoplifting a wallet from a duty free shop at Sydney airport, officials said Sunday. Bhasin was rostered as one of the commanders (pilots) of AI301 flight, which was set to depart at 10.45 am (local time) on June 22 from Sydney airport for Delhi. “There is an initial report of one of its captains Mr Rohit Bhasin who is also working as a regional director picking up a wallet from a duty free shop in Sydney. Air India has instituted an enquiry into this incident and has placed the captain under suspension,” a spokesperson of the airline said. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The suspension order issued by the airline on Saturday stated: “It has been reported by regional manager Australasia that you allegedly committed an act of shoplifting from a duty free shop at Sydney airport before the departure of flight AI301 of 22nd June, 2019, from Sydney airport for which you were rostered as one of the Commander.” “Without prejudice to any disciplinary action to be initiated against you and pending enquiry, you are hereby placed under suspension with immediate effect,” the order stated. The spokesperson said, “Air India lays the highest stress on proper conduct of its staff and has a zero tolerance policy towards acts of impropriety.”
(Video by Annette Francis/APTN National News. Photo on home news page by Maike Eikelmann/APTN National News @Maikeeik)By Annette Francis APTN National News OTTAWA–RCMP officers arrested a suspect in connection with a suspicious package left at the Prime Minister’s Office across from Parliament Hill.Police shut down a section of Wellington St. around Langevin Block while an Ottawa police explosive disposal unit investigated the package.APTN National News reporters witnessed the suspect being taken away from the Wellington St. entrance to Langevin Block. He was hand-cuffed and frisked before put into an RCMP cruiser at about 11:30 a.m.The man was witnessed ranting at pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of Parliament Hill earlier in the day.Ottawa police said in a statement that Langevin Block had been evacuated. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with his caucus on Parliament Hill during the firstname.lastname@example.org@APTNAfrancis
The All-island Bakery Owners Association were in talks to increase the price of bakery products after Prima Ceylon increased the price of wheat flour by Rs 5 per kilo over the weekend. The increase was attributed to the rising prices in the global market and the depreciation of the Sri Lankan Rupee against the US dollar. (Colombo Gazette) Prima had said that the price of wheat flour was being sold at Rs 100 a kilo. The price of a loaf of bread has been increased from today, the All-island Bakery Owners Association said.Accordingly the price of a 450g loaf of bread has been increased by Rs 5.
OSU Sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) dribbles the basketball during a game against the Michigan Wolverines on Feb. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 76-66. Photo Credit: William Kosileski | Lantern Photographer Just about any coach appreciates the service of a star player, one who can strike fear in the opponent and take over a game at any given moment. It’s something that can be a huge asset in winning basketball games, especially against a conference rival.However, as the Ohio State men’s basketball team proved Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center against Michigan, the one-man wrecking machine is not the only means to that end.Despite its leading scorers only putting up 13 points, OSU (17-10, 9-5) used double-digit scoring performances from five players to take care of Michigan (19-8, 9-5) 76-66 in the Big Ten matchup.“This was a great team win,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “Guys made big plays when we needed them down the stretch. Some of the best teams I’ve had had like five guys averaging close to double figures.”Junior forward Marc Loving had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate added 13 points of his own, as OSU shot 54 percent to Michigan’s 39 to grab just its second win this season against a team ranked in the top 50 of the RPI.“I thought Marc was really dialed in,” Matta said. “The biggest thing I liked tonight was the way he got rebounds. He was out of his area, getting boards.”In the first 12 minutes of the game, seven different OSU players scored, with only freshman point guard A.J. Harris and redshirt sophomore shooting guard Kam Williams connecting more than once. While the team knew it would need someone to pick up more of the scoring load at some point, it could not argue with the results, as it took a 21-16 lead into the under-eight-minute timeout.“We wanted to come out and prove to ourselves that we could play well from the beginning,” Loving said. “We got out to a great start, and it’s always a sense of pride beating the team up north.”The miniature takeover finally arrived for the Buckeyes in the waning minutes of the first half, in the form of Tate.The sophomore scored three inside shots in the final two minutes of the half, including an and-1 bucket with 14 seconds left to help OSU grab a 36-28 lead at the half.In addition to Tate’s nine points, OSU received a significant contribution from its bench, where it led Michigan in points 14-5 in the first half. That was led by Harris’ and Williams’ six points each.OSU shot 50 percent in the opening 20 minutes, including buckets from eight of the 10 players to see the court, while Michigan was held to 33 percent. The Wolverines were led by junior guard Zak Irvin’s six points and four rebounds. He shot just 1-of-6 in the opening 20 minutes, though.Sometimes when one team shoots very hot in one half and the other can’t buy a bucket, the extended rest from halftime and the change in hoops to defend, turns that trend around completely.That was not the case as the teams geared up for the second half on Tuesday.The first-half percentages held the same in the early minutes, with OSU making three of its first six shots and Michigan making two of six. That enabled the Buckeyes to take a 10-point lead and forced the Wolverines into a quick timeout.A 7-0 run by the Wolverines to cut OSU’s lead to seven points briefly quieted the Schottenstein Center crowd of 17,088, but a 3-pointer on the other end by Loving followed by a Michigan travel quickly reset the tone of the game in the home team’s favor.“My teammates and coaches encouraged me to keep shooting,” Loving said. “They have a lot of confidence in me, so I feel like I should have a lot of confidence in myself.”And that is how the second half continued to go, with Michigan simply unable to sustain the offense needed to stick around, while OSU received solid contributions across the board.“Our mindset was totally different, our togetherness, and it showed,” Tate said. “We stayed with it, we actually grew up today, we showed we can keep a lead.”Redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson was the star of the second half for the Buckeyes, scoring 10 second-half points, including a pair of alley-oop finishes. Much like the first half, he was one of seven Buckeyes to score. “I think it’s difficult to guard us because we have that team that can — any given night, a guy can give you 20,” Tate said. “So I think it’s hard for another team to guard us. Nights like this, I think everybody’s happy.”Junior forward Mark Donnal ended up being Michigan’s top scorer, finishing with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting.A major deficiency that the Scarlet and Gray cleaned up on Tuesday was free-throw shooting. Coming into the game shooting just 65.7 percent from the line as a team, OSU was 16-of-23 (73.9 percent) against the Wolverines.Senior guard Caris LeVert, one of the top players for the Wolverines, was unable to play on Tuesday with a leg injury. He indicated he would be good to go the day before the game after returning from the injury in the game prior, but the game-time decision by Michigan coach John Beilein was to hold him out.At halftime, former OSU guard Evan Turner had a video package played on the jumbotron before his No. 21 was unveiled in the Schottenstein Center rafters. Turner, with tears gathering in his eyes, addressed the crowd with a speech. He gave credit to several of his OSU teammates and coaches, as well as his family, for getting him where he did.“I really do appreciate every nice thing my teammates did for me and the Ohio State University did for me, it really doesn’t go unnoticed,” Turner said.The 2009-10 national player of the year sat courtside with current Boston Celtics teammate and fellow OSU alumnus Jared Sullinger. Other players who played with Turner at OSU, including Greg Oden, Dallas Lauderdale and Mark Titus attended the game, while William Buford, Jon Diebler and Matta prepared video statements.The Buckeyes’ next contest is set to come on the road in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday to duel with the Cornhuskers. Tipoff against Nebraska is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Sophomore forward/midfielder Maddy Humphrey during a game against St. Louis on Aug. 28. OSU won 5-0.Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz / Asst. Sports EditorFollowing its 5-0 shutout victory over Missouri State, the Ohio State field hockey team improved its record to 3-2 in its 3-2 defeat over Ball State on Friday at Buckeye Varsity Field.OSU started out strong, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes of play. Sophomore forward Maddy Humphrey scored the first goal with the help of an assist from senior forward Peanut Johnson. Shortly after, Johnson charged the goal and backhanded it into the net to put the Buckeyes up by two.OSU slowed down for the remainder of the first half, which Humphrey contributed after the game as a factor of the team getting too comfortable.“We were overloaded defensively. Ball State put a lot of pressure on our ball carriers and really swarmed the goal,” OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said of the team’s change of pace.The Buckeye defense, led by the reigning Big Ten player of the week, sophomore goalie Liz Tamburro, stayed strong defensively and held Ball State to one goal in the first half.In the second half of play, Johnson scored one more time off a feed from Humphrey. Humphrey and Johnson together were responsible for scoring and assisting on all three goals in the game.“My forwards are doing a nice job. They each have great individual stick skills. They read each other very well and do a nice job setting each other up to score,” Wilkinson said about the duo.Johnson said it was just a matter of being at the right place at the right time and that the win was an altogether team effort.The OSU defense secured the victory by holding Ball State to only one more goal in the second half.Johnson said the team needs to take this game as a learning experience and work on tightening everything up as it heads into Big Ten play next week.“We’ll be focusing on time management on the field and being able to dictate the game throughout different situations,” Wilkinson said.The Buckeyes are set to travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on the Michigan State Spartans next Friday for their first Big Ten game.
Construction work is well underway on the new Port of Acu, a huge project being hailed as a concept that will change the future of port operations in Brazil. This $1.6 billion project at Sao Joao da Barra in southeast Brazil, approximately 280 km from Rio de Janeiro, has been under construction since October 2007 and will be operational in 2012. It is forecast that the port will eventually handle over 63 Mt of iron ore, 10 Mt of steel products, 15 Mt of coal, 5 Mt of dry bulk and 7.5 Mt of general cargo.The port is the brainchild of entrepreneur Eike Batista, the Brazilian billionaire. His company LLX Logistica has provided the basic detailing, engineering and management of the project. Tecton Engineering submitted the design while Logos Engineering was responsible for monitoring construction and quality control.Eventually the port will include an industrial complex incorporating a steel plant, two cement plants, a power plant, an oil refinery and at least four iron ore pelletising plants and is estimated to create 50,000 jobs.The most important part in the port’s development programme at this point was completed last March. This is the access jetty to the berthing piers, a huge structure of concrete and steel nearly 3 km long and 26.6 m wide, linking the coast to 10 berths for mooring vessels and complete with offshore loading and unloading facilities.A joint venture comprising two Rio de Janeiro-based contractors, ARG and Civil Port, was awarded the access jetty contract. ARG is the main contractor with an 80% share while Civil Port has expertise in port development projects.To form the jetty foundations and to drive the steel and concrete piles required, a CG300 hydraulic piling hammer fitted with a 20t ram weight was purchased from British manufacturer BSP International Foundations (BSP). Following the hammer’s commissioning by BSP field engineers, the CG300, suspended from a Manitowoc 300 crane fitted with a 60 m boom, began driving concrete piles in August 2008. Approximately 1,200 concrete piles 47 m long and 800 mm in diameter were driven 10 to 15 m into the sea bed through sand and layered clay over a 19 month period. In addition, tubular steel piles were driven in areas with thick layers of soft clay. The longest of these were up to 96 m and filled with concrete.Piling was carried out in three shifts, 24 hours a day, every day of the week over a stretch of water 14 m deep. At the same time dredging was carried out to deepen the access channel and berthing basin to 18.5 m with further dredging planned to 21 m allowing the port to receive large ships such as bulk carriers up 220,000 t. The piling grid for the structure consisted of rows of four to six piles driven to create a pier. Altogether 163 piers were built and were spaced 20 m apart with each pier linked together by four parallel concrete beams 20 m long and weighing 38 t each to form the base of jetty deck.To ensure accuracy and enhance production the contractors used a purpose built 1,100 t steel gantry frame for the piling work with opening gates and mounted on two railway tracks. The gantry was supported on previously driven piles which allowed up to six piles to be held in place and positioned in rows. Piles were then driven to a predetermined level and when the gantry gates were opened the hammer was able to pass through and drive the piles to the required depth. For every five piles driven two further inclined piles were driven at the end of each pier to avoid side swing of the structure and to contain pitching. As each pier was completed and capped the gantry was then moved forward together with the crane and hammer thus moving the pile gates to the next position ready for a new batch of piles to be loaded. This system allowed the jetty to move seaward at a rate of 20 m/week. Throughout the project the contractors have s achieved excellent results with the CG300 hammer enabling the company to keep ahead of the construction program. The crane suspended CG300 is just one of BSP’s heavy-duty CG range of piling hammers with ram weights from 12 up to 25 t. The company’s larger CGL range offers ram weights from 25 up to 40 t. Maximum impact energies extend from 185 to 400 kNm. All have been designed for driving a variety of bearing piles including steel, combi-piles, ‘H’ sections and reinforced/pre-stressed concrete piles and can be operated from piling rig leaders or, as in the Porto do Acu project, crane suspended. Also included are hinged type back guides to allow quicker installation onto the leader.Some important features include: total control of hammer stroke and blow rate, precise matching of energy to suit the particular pile driving requirements and the ability to drive piles with an ultimate load bearing up to 14,500 kN. Fitted with a BSP remote control panel, the CG range is capable of delivering an infinitely variable stroke and blow rate enabling precise delivery of energy to the pile thereby allowing the contractor to maximize production, avoid pile damage and problems of pile runaway. A major feature of the CG hammers is the design of the hydraulic actuator which, for a given blow rate and energy transference, results in less fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emissions Piling helmets are also available to efficiently transfer the hammer’s impact to the pile. Using a BSP manifold control valve the CG range can be connected into existing power supply from a hydraulic piling rig or crawler crane base. All the concrete used for the manufacture of the pre-cast piles and capping beams was produced in a purpose build facility on the onshore site. Construction of the jetty is estimated to have consumed 100,000 m3 of concrete and 16,000 t of steel.
A truck is lifted onto the floating stage during a performance of “Carmen” opera on Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia (Rob Griffith/AP).HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps…THINGS WE LEARNED#CYPRUS: The European Commission has said that it is up to Cyprus to come up with a revised bailout deal that will not be vetoed by its parliament. Earlier today Cypriot interior minister Socratis Hasikos admitted that the country’s two main banks may never re-open after the Troika rejected a ‘plan B’ put forward by the country’s government.#FARMERS: The Irish Farmers’ Association has said it is happy with the progress made by Europe’s agriculture ministers on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms. However the association said there is still a long road ahead noting that the reforms will hit the most productive farmers the hardest.#GARDA CUTS: The Garda Representative Association (GRA) protested today outside Dáil Eireann against proposed cuts to public sector pay under the terms of the new Croke Park deal. The GRA says the deal now being voted on by the trade union movement is “blatantly unfair” and have questioned the Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s judgement for allowing it to be put on the table.#ARREST: Three men in their 20s have been arrested in relation to an arson attack on a garda station on Co Clare on Tuesday morning. A car was also set on fire in the incident and two windows in the building were damaged, though no one was injured.#BONDS: Today Ireland bought back €500 million of its own national debt, erasing the need to repay it when it fell due next month. The NTMA had been due to repay €5.125 billion next month, having raised the money in an auction in January 2012.Dave Evans peers through one of his test puzzle he’s cut of Queen Elizabeth II before starting to cut what he expects to be the world’s largest hand cut wooden jigsaw puzzle at his workshop in Weymouth, Dorset (Chris Ison/PA Wire).THINGS WE LOVEDThese 15 questionable retro inventions. The gas attack baby stroller freaked us out the most. Terrifying.A team working under founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos has found two flown F1 engines from the Apollo program three miles beneath the Atlantic.This little girl who has had a prehistoric beast named after her…THINGS WE SHAREDHide yo’ wife, hide yo’ kids, ’cause this species of frog that incubates its babies in its stomach before vomiting them up is due to make a comeback from extinction.It’s International Happiness Day so here are 9 things we think will make you smile. We dare you not to get emotional watching the Ireland and Italia 90 video…This can’t be real… can it? (SuperUnrealWorld/YouTube)
NEW YORK — In a Golden Globes chock full of upsets, the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” took best picture, drama, over Bradley Cooper’s heavily favored “A Star is Born” and Glenn Close bested Lady Gaga for best actress.Few winners were seen as more certain than Lady Gaga as best actress in a drama at Sunday’s ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. But the veteran actress Close pulled off the shocker for her performance in “The Wife,” as the spouse of a Nobel Prize-winning author. Close said she was thinking of her mother, “who really sublimated herself to my father for her whole life.”“We have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams,” said Close, drawing a standing ovation. “We have to say I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.”Minutes later, the surprise was even greater when “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the night’s top award, shortly after Rami Malek won best actor for his prosthetic teeth-aided performance as Mercury.“Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime,” said Malek. “This is for you, gorgeous.”Politics were largely absent from the ceremony before Christian Bale took the stage for winning best actor in a musical or comedy for his lead performance in Adam McKay’s “Vice.”
Manchester United have reportedly been offered midfielder Axel Witsel by Tianjin Quanjian, reports MENThe Belgium international has spent the past 18 months in China with Tianjin Quanjian following his move from Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg in January 2017.But Witsel now appears to be closing in on a return to Europe this summer after his impressive displays at the World Cup caught the attention of Borussia Dortmund.A move to the Bundesliga had seemed imminent, but it has since emerged that Dortmund were unwilling to match Witsel’s high salary in China and have ultimately decided against pursuing a deal.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…And with the recent arrival of Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney, the German club are in no real need to bolster their midfield options.Now it has been reported that Witsel has been offered to a number of clubs, but that United are the only known one so far.Paris Saint-Germain have also been linked with a move for Witsel this summer.
LYNBROOK, NY — Carmel W. “Nikki” Robertson, a 60-year resident of Lynbrook, passed away on January 14, 2019 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of 63 years to Gordon H. Loving mother of Cathryn A., David C. and his wife Brenda, and Laura A. Rogers and her husband Michael. Cherished grandmother of David, Christopher, Megan, Matthew, Molly, and Ryan. Also survived by her two sisters. Carmel was an active parishioner and volunteer of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church throughout her years of living in Lynbrook. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Peace Parish Social Ministry or the Alzheimer’s Association.Visitation was held at the Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home in Lynbrook, New York on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18. A funeral mass at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church in Lynbrook, New York was held on Saturday, January 19. Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town (boystown.org) or Our Lady of Peace Parish Social Ministry.Carmel Robertson(NOTE: The above obituary is from Flinch & Bruns Funeral Home.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Gordon H. Robertson, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”
Iditarod teams began the final push up the Bering Sea Coast Sunday night. Everything from the condition of the dogs, to the weather can change dramatically and quickly on the sea ice, and that has mushers scrutinizing their own decisions and those made by their fellow competitors.Download AudioDallas Seavey was the first musher to head out onto the sea ice along the Bering Sea Coast. Despite a howling wind, he wasted no time blowing through Unalakleet, despite a howling wind.Temperatures of more than 30 below didn’t stop Dallas Seavey from mixing up a concoction of fat, meat and kibble for his team after they reached Kaltag. (Photo by Emily Schwing)Seavey planned to bed down and rest in Shaktoolik, 40 miles up north. He says it’s a plan he followed last year. But, Seavey always has more than one plan in mind.“I write about a dozen different schedules, actually more like 40 different schedules every year,” he said. “More than anything the reason I do that is to know all the different options at all the different locations.”He isn’t the kind of musher that leaves anything to chance. In fact, few mushers do. But this year, Aaron Burmeister says the combination of deep cold and a rerouted trail still has mushers wondering how to tackle the miles ahead.“You can’t run a schedule on a new trail with the conditions we’ve had with 50 below, two to three feet of fresh snow, you’ve gotta run your dog team,” Burmeister said.But after 15 Iditarod finishes, Burmeister knows better than to underestimate how well his competition knows their dogs.“The mushers that you see running at the front of this race are all mushers that are very good at reading their dogs, understand what they are capable of and savvy dog drivers and that’s what you’re going to find being competitive in this race,” Burmeister said.Jeff Kings team ate “like pigs” in Kaltag on Saturday night. (Photo by Emily Schwing)“I will try to win, but my dog team is going to look good doing it,” Jeff King said. When he left Kaltag, Kings says his team “looked awesome.” “I swear to god, I was laughing going I think this time I am going to start picking out the color of my truck right now.”He means the color of the brand new pick up truck that’s awarded to the first place finisher in Nome. Somewhere on the trail to Unalakleet, King’s visions of a new Dodge Ram turned into sightings of something much less appealing.“They just started profusely pooping and looking like they didn’t feel good,” King said.So King has altered his race plan. Something similar happened to Wade Marrs, he says his dogs are losing speed, but he’s still aiming for a top-10 finish.“I didn’t mess up, but we definitely aren’t going to try to win anymore,” Marrs said. “We’re just going to take it easy and have fun and make it to Nome.”That’s a difficult change of plans for a musher that’s extremely competitive. It’s a lesson Aliy Zirkle says she learned long ago.Aily Zirkle blew through Kaltag. (Photo by Emily Schwing)“You can only race as hard as your dog team can go and then you can’t race any harder, so that is a pill that everyone has to swallow and swallow with a smile on your face,” she said.Zirkle is known for diligently sticking to a race plan.Emily: “Do you think that you’re ever a flexible musher?”Aliy: “I‘d like to say yes, so I’m trying to do a little something different right now, we’ll see how it goes. I’ll get back to you.”Zirkle says no musher ever really knows for sure whether its’ worth gambling until further up the trail.
A nuclear power plant in Illinois. Nuclear projects in Alaska would likely be much smaller. (Creative Commons photo by iluvcocacola)Electricity is expensive in Alaska. And that can make things difficult for families and businesses.One solution to that problem could be nuclear power. But the idea has been explored in Alaska before, in the Interior village of Galena, and went nowhere.At an Anchorage conference this month, the Resource Development Council, an industry group, took another look.“From a project development standpoint, it may sound crazy,” said Eric Fjelstad, an Anchorage lawyer who chairs the RDC’s board, as he introduced a pair of nuclear industry leaders the conference. But, he added: “I’ve been in discussions that were serious about: ‘Why don’t we have nuclear?’”There are a lot of things that make nuclear power attractive in Alaska.Chief among them is the state’s high price of energy. In rural Alaska, electricity can cost six times the national average.It’s a big problem not just for the people who live here, but for developers trying to extract Alaska’s natural resources. Fjelstad works with oil and gas and mining companies, so he knows this firsthand.“Frankly, a lot of these projects that are in Alaska are power-challenged. That’s one of the biggest cost items,” Fjelstad said in an interview. “Mines require a lot of energy. So do oil and gas projects and other things.”Nuclear power, he added, “might be one of the tools in the toolbox.”It’s not just big, remote industrial projects that could benefit from nuclear power. John Hopkins, who runs a nuclear power company and was one of the speakers at the conference, said he thinks his reactors could be competitive in Alaska road system communities too.Hopkins’ company is called Nuscale. It’s based in Oregon and has 350 full-time workers; it’s trying to develop what are called small nuclear reactors, or SMRs.Each one can produce 60 megawatts of electricity, or about half as much as Anchorage’s new power plant off the Glenn Highway. Nuscale wants to fit as many as a dozen at a time into a power plant, which Hopkins referred to as a “12-pack.” The company says the reactors can safely turn off and stay cool without human intervention.“What we’re looking at is, does it make sense in a place like Fairbanks? We have a lot of defense priorities who need, essentially, 24-7 power,” Hopkins said in an interview. “And not only do you want to be able to provide the energy for the defense facilities, like let’s say Fort Greeley, but also the supporting community.”Alaska has taken a pretty hard look at nuclear power before. More than a decade ago, Toshiba, the Japanese corporation, offered to give a small nuclear reactor to the Yukon River village of Galena. It would have run unattended and had almost no moving parts.That project never happened. But energy experts say that small reactors like Toshiba’s and Nuscale’s could still be viable in Alaska. Gwen Holdmann, the director of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power at University of Alaska Fairbanks, helped write a report on them in 2011.“At a conceptual level, the economics do work better here in Alaska that they might in most markets,” she said. “And it is because we are shipping in a lot of fuel, especially in our more remote locations.”There are still all kinds of obstacles that would have to be negotiated to get nuclear power to Alaska.Permitting. Earthquakes. What to do with the used fuel.And before you even start worrying about those problems, there’s one thing that Holdmann says hasn’t changed from when she finished working on the report nearly a decade ago: You still can’t go out and buy a small modular reactor.“They really are not prime time. They’re not ready. They’re not available. They’re not off-the-shelf,” she said.Hopkins, who runs the nuclear power company, said his first project won’t be online until 2026.In the meantime, Holdmann said her organization is looking at hosting a workshop on small nuclear reactor technologies within the next six months, in partnership with a federal nuclear lab in Idaho.