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Is Rafael dos Anjos willing to fight in ONE Championship? ‘Of course’

first_imgRafael dos Anjos poses for a photo after the press conference in Tokyo. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netTOKYO, Japan—Don’t be surprised if MMA star Rafael dos Anjos takes his talents to ONE Championship in the future.Dos Anjos, the former lightweight champion and current welterweight contender in the UFC, kept his response short and sweet when asked if he would be fighting inside the ONE cage in the future.ADVERTISEMENT Look who’s also here for the #ONENewEra presser. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos bringing more star power here in Tokyo. Is he signing with ONE as well? 🤔 @INQUIRERSports pic.twitter.com/TqTW1uPoja— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) March 28, 2019 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles READ: MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week“Of course,” said dos Anjos, who attended the star-studded press conference for ONE: A New Era at the Ritz-Carlton here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Chatri Sityodtong, the promotion’s founder, chairman and CEO, said dos Anjos showed up at the presser to show his support as a “good friend” of him for a long time now.READ: MMA legend Vitor Belfort signs with ONE ChampionshipJust last year, ONE signed a pair of former UFC champions in Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.Both Johnson and Alvarez are making their much-awaited ONE debuts on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 3 days after error-ridden game, La Salle cleans up act View commentslast_img read more

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joins Liverpool in £40m move from Arsenal

first_imgShare on Pinterest The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Share on Facebook Read more Transfer deadline day: Drinkwater, Bony, Llorente, Barkley and more – as it happened Liverpool Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn news Arsenal Transfer window “ This is someone making a tough decision to leave one great club and come to another great club and I think he had many options, so to get him means I am delighted. He didn’t make an easy decision but I think he made a great one to go on this journey with this squad of talented boys and our great supporters.”Oxlade-Chamberlain said he would elaborate more on his Liverpool move after England’s World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia. In a farewell message to Arsenal via Instagram, he explained he opted to leave to improve as a player. “After six years, three FA Cup wins and countless incredible memories, the time has come for me to move on from Arsenal,” he wrote. “I want to publicly thank Arsène, the coaching and club staff and my amazing team mates for all of the incredible opportunities I have been given.“Thank you so much to you, the fans, who have always had my back – I honestly couldn’t be more grateful. The club, and my time here, will always mean a massive amount to me. I know my choice might come as a surprise to many, and the decision to leave was tough after being a part of the club for so many years, but I feel this move is right for the next stage in my development.”Aaron Ramsey expressed sadness at Oxlade-Chamberlain’s departure. “Another of our British boys heading on to new things,” he wrote on Instagram. “Not only have we lost a great player we’ve lost a great guy in the changing room and It is sad to see you go mate.”Liverpool’s position on Philippe Coutinho did not change – namely he will not be sold to Barcelona – but there were several departures from Anfield on deadline day.Divock Origi joined Wolfsburg on a season-long loan that will cost the Bundesliga club a £6m arrangement fee. Wolfsburg will also pay the Belgium striker’s wages while he gets the first-team opportunities that Klopp had admitted may not have been available to him at Liverpool this season. The manager insists Origi does have a long-term future at Anfield, however, and the club refused to consider selling the 22-year-old to a Premier League rival.The defender Mamadou Sakho looked set to complete a permanent move to Crystal Palace for £26m. Liverpool also allowed 20-year-old Brazilian midfielder Allan Rodrigues de Souza to join Apollon Limassol, academy forward Tony Gomes to sign for League Two Forest Green Rovers and the winger Ryan Kent to go to Freiburg, all on season’s loans. Topics Share via Email Share on Twitter Jürgen Klopp has said that Alex Oxlade‑Chamberlain did not make “an easy decision” in leaving Arsenal to become the Liverpool manager’s fourth signing of a demanding summer.The England midfielder joined Liverpool on deadline day in a deal worth up to £40m having rejected a new contract at Arsenal and the chance to join Chelsea, the champions, for a similar fee. He has signed a five-year contract worth £120,000 a week – significantly less than the 24-year-old would have earned by extending his six‑year spell at Arsenal – and confirmed he chose to work with Klopp because it favoured his development.Oxlade-Chamberlain followed Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson as Liverpool’s summer recruits – RB Leipzig’s Naby Keïta has also been signed for next summer – but the club’s interest in the Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar and the Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk did not produce further deadline-day signings. Monaco, despite entering into late talks with Arsenal over Lemar, resisted all Liverpool enquiries for the 21-year-old and Southampton never entertained the idea of selling Van Dijk to Anfield.Oxlade-Chamberlain faces fierce competition for a place in Liverpool’s team. But Klopp, who said he was first alerted to the player’s talents during a Champions League tie against his Borussia Dortmund side in 2014, believes the midfielder’s mentality and experience make him a valuable addition.Klopp said: “I hear a lot of talk about positions but let’s talk about the player; he is someone with really good abilities who always gives everything for his team. A player that is positive and willing to take risks to try and make positive things happen. He may still be young but he has a lot of experience in the Premier League, Champions League and for his country. Already he is a very, very good player and I think he has the mentality and desire to get even better – and that excites me. Share on WhatsApp Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Still time for Sanchez transfer developments, says Solskjaer

first_imgManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Alexis Sanchez will leave the club before the end of the European transfer window.The future of the Chile international has been the subject of intense debate in the past few weeks.Sanchez has struggled to replicate his best form in a Red Devils shirt since his move from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January 2018. Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? The 30-year-old has scored just five goals in 45 appearances, while a serious of niggling injuries have also hampered his progress.Last season was a particular struggle for the forward, who scored just two goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.As a result, it has been suggested that United could seek to move Sanchez on before the transfer window for European clubs closes at the start of next month.A return to Italy, where Sanchez previously played for Udinese, has been rumoured, with a number of Serie A clubs including Inter said to be keen.Solskjaer denied reports last week that Sanchez had been made to train with Manchester United’s reserves and said he is still expecting the Chilean to “come good”.However, speaking after Monday’s draw against Wolves at Molineux, the Norwegian hinted that the forward could be on the move.When asked if there was an update on the player’s future, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Not really. Let’s see what happens in the coming few weeks.“There are still a few weeks that international transfers can go through. At the moment, he’s our player.”Sanchez has yet to feature for the club this campaign after struggling for fitness following his late return for pre-season due to his participation in the Copa America.If he does remain at United then Sanchez faces a battle for a first team place, despite the departure of Romelu Lukaku to Inter.Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are manager Solskjaer’s preferred front two, with both players finding the back of the net in their season-opening win over Chelsea last weekend.Martial was also on target against Wolves on Monday, but his 27th-minute opener was cancelled out by Ruben Neves’ spectacular long-range strike in the second half.last_img read more

Tempers Flare at DP Fremantle Terminal

first_imgWorkers at the DP World Fremantle Terminal have expressed their shock that a company would run roughshod over the bargaining process and play stand-over tactics in the form of a threatening company email.WA Deputy Branch Secretary Adrian Evans said DP World’s response to a four-hour stoppage by ceasing operations indefinitely was an extraordinary overreaction.“I am sure no one will be quick to forget DP World’s excessive response,” Evans said.“We notified the company that we would take limited action to minimise impact on DP World’s clients but they have responded irresponsibly by threatening to cause disruption and chaos.“The relationship the company has with its workers is already at an all time low and this latest move will do more damage than good.”Maritime Union of Australia Assistant National Secretary Warren Smith said this contemptuous move has proved that the company and its executives never took the negotiating process seriously.“We have been bargaining with the company for more than six months in good faith, it would have been nice to see some reciprocity” Smith said.“DP World has consistently refused to budge on a number of conditions such as improving safety policy and declining to make changes to their harsh human resources practices, which are some of the worst I have ever encountered.“Safety is paramount and the fact that wharfies are more than 14 times more likely to die on-the-job than the average Australian worker doesn’t seem to bother company managers.”Press Release; July 30, 2014 zoom Maritime Union of Australia reports that DP World has shown absolute disdain for its own workforce, customers and the enterprise bargaining process by threatening to lock-out its Western Australian employees indefinitely from Thursday, July 31.last_img read more

Gas Tanker Business Drives Milahas Profit Up

first_imgzoomAbdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Milaha CEO; Image Courtesy: Milaha Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics company Milaha saw its net profit rise in the first half of 2019 amid a stronger gas and tanker business.The company’s profit reached QAR 316 million (USD 86.7 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2019, representing a rise of 6% compared to a net profit of QAR 297 million (USD 81.5 million) reported in the same period in 2018.Operating revenues for the period were at QAR 1.26 billion, up from QAR 1.25 billion seen a year earlier.However, operating profit dropped to QAR 230 million from QAR 258 million reported in the first half of 2018.Milaha’s business units delivered mixed results.Specifically, Milaha Maritime & Logistics’ revenue decreased by QAR 14 million with net profit remaining flat at QAR 65 million against the same period in 2018. Stronger performance in port business offset declines in logistics and shipyard units.The company’s Milaha Gas & Petrochem business reported a decrease in revenue by QAR 5 million, with net profit increasing by QAR 181 million, driven by a reduction in vessel impairments compared to 2018, as well as improvements in market shipping rates in the sectors in which the company’s operates.Furthermore, Milaha Offshore saw a revenue increase of QAR 99 million, however the bottom line decreased by QAR 95 million. Despite strong operating performance and increase in operating profit, the segment’s results declined due to vessel impairments.Milaha Capital’s revenue decreased by QAR 49 million and net profit by QAR 62 million, as a result of lower dividends and held for trading portfolio income.Established in 1957, Milaha focuses on marine transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management.,Established in 1957, Milaha focuses on marine transportation in gas, petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real estate investments; and asset management.last_img read more

La Commission détude sur la cyberintimidation publie son rapport

first_img « Depuis trop longtemps, les jeunes sont victimes d’intimidation et maintenant de cyberintimidation, a dit Ramona Jennex, ministre de l’Éducation. Nous avons écouté les parents, les élèves, les enseignants et les Néo-Écossais nous parler de ce problème grave aux conséquences graves qui doit être abordé. Ce gouvernement est d’accord, et s’engage à collaborer avec les partenaires pour assurer la sécurité de nos enfants. » « Je remercie le professeur MacKay, la Commission d’étude et le groupe de travail sur la cyberintimidation et tous les partenaires qui ont travaillé fort pour analyser la portée et la prévalence de l’intimidation et de la cyberintimidation dans nos communautés, et qui offrent des solutions possibles pour assurer la protection de nos enfants. Je remercie également tous ceux qui ont participé aux rencontres ou qui ont soumis leurs points de vue d’autres façons. » Aborder la question de la cyberintimidation, en partenariat avec la communauté, les parents et les élèves, est une mesure prévue dans le plan Priorités aux jeunes et à l’apprentissage, le plan d’éducation de la province visant à aider chaque élève à réussir. Pour lire les recommandations, consultez le cyberbullying.novascotia.ca/fr. La version française du rapport intégral sera disponible bientôt. Les Néo-Écossais sont invités à soumettre leurs commentaires par courriel à l’adresse cyberbullying@gov.ns.ca. la portée et les conséquences de l’intimidation et de la cyberintimidation; les partenariats, le réseautage et le dialogue continu; les définitions; la loi et les politiques; les interventions et les mesures proactives; l’éducation de divers publics; les structures de responsabilisation et de responsabilité. Le gouvernement provincial a reçu le rapport de la Commission d’étude sur la cyberintimidation, publié aujourd’hui 22 mars, et collaborera avec ses partenaires pour cerner les principales priorités qui contribueront à assurer la sécurité des enfants. Wayne MacKay, président de la Commission d’étude et professeur à l’école de droit Schulich de l’Université Dalhousie, a publié le rapport de la Commission d’étude sur l’intimidation et la cyberintimidation de la Nouvelle-Écosse intitulé « Respect et responsabilité dans les relations : Il n’y a pas d’app pour ça ». « L’intimidation est un problème social important à l’échelle mondiale, et il s’agit d’un symptôme d’un problème encore plus profond dans notre société, c’est-à-dire la détérioration des relations humaines respectueuses et responsables, a dit M. MacKay. L’ampleur du problème est déconcertante, et il n’y a aucune solution simple à l’horizon. Il y a toutefois des stratégies efficaces. » « Le thème du rapport est l’exposition de l’intimidation comme un comportement qui, en langage courant, n’est pas très cool. » Le rapport d’une centaine de pages et ses annexes approfondies couvrent des sujets tels que : last_img read more

RFID tags mandatory for commercial vehicles after three weeks SDMC

first_imgNew Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Friday announced that only those commercial vehicles which have radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) will be allowed to enter the national Capital after three weeks as the RFID system comes into force at 13 busy border points from Friday midnight. The Corporation said that those vehicles which do not have RFID will have to pay penalties from Friday midnight. And after three weeks, those without RFID will not be allowed to enter the city. The 13 entry points receive 85 percent of the incoming traffic in the city. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderOnce a person buys an RFID tag and it is pasted on his registered vehicle, the environment compensation charge will be deducted at the 13 toll plazas automatically. “After the Friday midnight deadline, non-RFID vehicles will have to pay twice the basic amount of environment compensation charge in the first week. It will become four times in the second week and six times in the third, said Randhir Sahay,” additional commissioner, SDMC. “After three weeks, the entry of non-RFID commercial vehicle will be completely on the basis of RFID tags,” he added. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe sale of tags will continue on the points of sale installed at 13 RFID toll plazas. Additional six points have been set up in satellite towns of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Posters and banners have been put up and public announcements are being made at several locations to inform the vehicle owners, officials said. Till Friday afternoon, 1.6 lakh RFID tags have been sold. The RFID system will help smoothen the traffic movement and bring down pollution levels, the officials said. “Currently, it takes 15-20 seconds for a vehicles to cross a toll plaza. With the RFID infrastructure in place, it will take only 4-5 seconds,” said Aakash Sinha of Tecsidel India Pvt Limited, e private company carrying out the RFID installation work.last_img read more

CHECK OUT THIS TIMELAPSE VIDEO OF THE CAST CREW OF XCOMPANY

first_img Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement This is a #timelapse video of the wonderful @XCompany cast & crew members having the crewphoto taken on November 3rd – taken by Torben Liebrecht. Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img

Markets Right Now: Strong earnings send US stocks higher

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):____9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street after several companies turned in results that were better than investors were expecting.Hilton Worldwide jumped 5.7 per cent early Wednesday after its earnings and revenue easily beat analysts’ forecasts.Global Payments also rose 2.4 per cent after reporting strong results.Groupon slumped 14.4 per cent after turning in a disappointing quarterly report card.The S&P 500 gained 12 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,756.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 129 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 25,555. The Nasdaq added 35 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 7,447.Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.71 per cent.The Associated Press read more

UNESCO chief calls on Ugandan authorities to punish journalists killers

Paul Kiggundu, a correspondent for Top Radio and several television stations, was beaten unconscious and died on his way to hospital on 10 September in the southern town of Rakai after motorcyclists protesting over the murder the previous day of a fellow biker turned on him when they saw him filming their attack on the home of a suspect. “I deplore the death of Paul Kiggundu,” UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement. “He died in the exercise of his mission as a journalist, covering the news so that the public could be informed.“His murder is a tragic illustration of the risks media professionals take every day in the name of freedom of expression. I call on the Ugandan authorities to make every effort to investigate this crime and bring the culprits to justice.”Ms. Bokova has frequently intervenes in defence of freedom of the press, condemning the killings of more than three dozen journalists and media workers so far this year. 15 September 2010The head of the United Nations agency entrusted with defending press freedom today called on the Ugandan authorities to do everything possible to bring to justice the killers of a journalist who was attacked by an angry crowd while covering a protest by dozens of motorcyclists. read more

Some 8500 refugees arrive in Chad from Central African Republic UN says

The agency has rushed in emergency supplies, such as high-protein biscuits, plastic sheeting, blankets and cooking sets, for the refugees, some of whom are staying with impoverished families around the Chadian town of Yambodo, near the CAR border, Georges Menze, the head of the Office of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Gore, southern Chad, said.”Most of them told us they fled their homes by night because of the insecurity, which has intensified since June 3,” he said.Noting that seasonal rains were complicating the refugees’ situation, Mr. Menze said, “Some are staying with host families, others have started building makeshift shelters with wood and straw. They are foraging for fruits in the wild. Food is scarce for everyone because of the drought and poor harvest.”A team of staff members from UNHCR, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) went to the area to assess the needs of the newcomers and to find out how best to coordinate with the local authorities in helping them.Southern Chad already hosts 30,000 CAR refugees in two UNHCR camps. Most of them arrived after the March 2003 military coup that brought President François Bozizé to power. He was elected to the position last month.Eastern Chad hosts more than 210,000 Sudanese refugees from Darfur in 12 UNHCR camps. read more

Turn down excessively loud ads regulator orders television broadcasters

by The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2012 12:33 pm MDT OTTAWA – Listen up: Canadian broadcasters will have to turn down the volume on their TV ads.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has given broadcasters until September to ensure both their programs and commercials are transmitted at the same volume.The commission says 2009’s international standard for measuring and controlling television signals will apply to minimize fluctuations in loudness between programming and commercials.Canadians flooded the CRTC with complaints last year about annoyingly loud TV commercials.The commission published draft regulations in December and gave broadcasters a chance to respond.The new rules take effect Sept. 1.Other countries, including the United States, are also moving in the same direction. The U.S. passed a law requiring broadcasters and distributors to comply with the Advanced Television Systems Committee standards by the end of last year.“The rules we published bring us a step closer to our goal of eliminating loud TV ads,” acting CRTC chair Leonard Katz said in a statement.“We have every expectation that the industry will take the necessary steps to meet our deadline and provide relief to viewers.” Turn down excessively loud ads, regulator orders television broadcasters AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Football Samuels stock rises Browns falls after NFL Combine

OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) celebrates as he scores a rushing touchdown in second overtime to win the game for the Buckeyes on Nov. 26 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 30-27. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorAlthough the Ohio State football team will not be breaking records in the NFL Draft like it did last season, there are still eight former Buckeyes who are vying for the chance to play at the highest level in 2017. After the 2017 NFL Combine, a few of those players might be hearing their names called a little earlier after solid workouts. However, it isn’t positive for all OSU’s hopefuls.Center/Guard Pat ElfleinPrediction: Pick 114 (Washington Redskins)Pat Elflein’s switch to center worked well for the Pickerington, Ohio, native. A starter for 40 consecutive games and the indisputable anchor of the Buckeyes on the offensive line last season, Elflein mentored now-redshirt senior Billy Price, who will be following in his teammate’s footsteps next season by sliding over from guard to center.At the combine, Elflein looked leaner, with a more slim yet powerful frame. Even with a body that appeared much more in shape, Elflein managed just 22 reps, a rather low number for an offensive lineman.Elflein was not pleased.“It’s OK for right now,” he told the media. “But I’m going to do more at pro day.”While his stock might drop slightly because of less-than-stellar testing, Elflein is a workhorse who can bring a lot to an NFL franchise. Although he is known to have short arms for an interior lineman and lack some fundamental strength, he can still be a late steal.Wide receiver Curtis SamuelPrediction: Pick 37 (Los Angeles Rams)Curtis Samuel did not have the best hands last season, and had a habit of dropping passes. Regardless, Samuel entered the combine as a wide receiver rather than a running back, and showed off his most valuable skill: his speed.Samuel put in a blazing 4.31 40-yard dash time, the second best mark behind only John Ross of Washington, who ran an absurd 4.22 dash time. It was the fastest time of any Buckeye at the combine ever.It remains to be seen where Samuel actually ends up playing in the NFL. His 18 reps on bench press are a relatively high number for a wide receiver and predict his ability to create separation, but would also show his ability to bounce off tackles in the NFL as a running back.Regardless, Samuel earned himself quite a pay-bump with his quick feet.Linebacker Raekwon McMillanPrediction: Pick 53 (Detroit Lions)A leader in the middle of the OSU defense for three years, Raekwon McMillan is another example of a quality linebacker from Columbus. With more than 100 tackles in his senior season alone, McMillan showed his ability to be a reliable and formidable force in the middle on run defense. As a player who is wise beyond his years, McMillan’s ability to drop back in coverage and chase down ball carriers are the biggest questions ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. One thing that can’t be questioned is the leadership of McMillan.“Everything we did on defense (at OSU) came through me,” he said. “I can do the same thing for their program. I’m never gonna give you a reason to let me go from the team, and I’ll always be a leader … never a follower.”With 23 reps on bench press, and a solid 4.61 time in the 40-yard dash, it seems strange that fans and coaches still question the ability of the Georgia native. Still, the combine is not an actual game. McMillan will be able to play at the next level, but will still have to prove himself at OSU’s pro day. Any team that takes a chance on him will likely benefit from one of the most intelligent and mature players in the draft, but that team might have to wait a year or two before he develops into a well-rounded middle linebacker.But when he is fully developed, McMillan could be one of the league’s best.Cornerback Marshon LattimorePrediction: Pick 12 (Cleveland Browns)Marshon Lattimore went through lingering hamstring injuries throughout his college career before having a stellar year in 2016, picking up four interceptions and returning one for a touchdown. And yet, every team still seemed hung up on his hamstring. Lattimore said he was asked multiple times about his hamstring, often with the question being the first thing asked.After an x-ray signaled he was fine, Lattimore reported injured his hamstring again, but he said it was hip flexor.Before the apparent injury, Lattimore ran a 4.36 40-yard dash, which showed his hamstring was in order (later ruined by reports of another injury). Lattimore has speed, and has the ability to play zone and press coverage, but his health is a major question mark. Still, Lattimore is confident.“At Ohio State, they prepare you the best, I feel like,” Lattimore said. “We perform in college, and then we perform in the league.”A team is going to take a shot at him in the first round, but the question is, who will be willing to take on the risk of a cornerback who can’t stay on the field?Punter Cameron Johnston Prediction: Pick 247 (Green Bay Packers)It’s hard to judge punters in combine testing. Most of what is known about a special teamer is established well before the combine.In Cameron Johnston’s case, he was one of three punters to run the 40-yard dash, and posted the slowest time among specialists of 4.92 seconds. This isn’t exactly an important stat for punters, but it’s worth noting.Johnston is a rugby-style punter who can really boot the ball deep, and could add a nice twist to a team looking for a proven player at the position. He won’t be taken off the board until late, if at all due to the fact he plays a position that is extremely undervalued. Safety Malik HookerPrediction: Pick 7 (Los Angeles Chargers)“The Freak” proved all doubters wrong in 2016 after coming into Columbus as a somewhat forgotten about three-star recruit. He dominated college football as a ball-hawking safety who could hit as hard as a linebacker. A powerfully built frame, and hands like a wide receiver, Malik Hooker is easily one of the top-10 best players in the entire draft. Offseason surgeries have limited his ability to show off his talent at the combine, but his draft stock has not fallen far.A sports hernia surgery and a procedure to repair a labrum in his hip have slowed Hooker temporarily, but he told reporters at the combine that  he played through the injury during the Fiesta Bowl.“That was never a thought,” Hooker said. “Just because I put too much work in with those guys. It would be like I’m letting them down.”Hooker will still remain a top-10 selection in the draft, even though he will have to wait until rookie camp to actually contribute and work towards playing. Cornerback Gareon ConleyPrediction: Pick 31 (Atlanta Falcons)Gareon Conley is the man people forget from the OSU secondary in this draft, which is disappointing considering he is a quality player and one of the top cornerbacks in a cornerback-heavy class. He solidified that with a solid 4.44 40-yard dash time.In skills drills, Conley was right up there with the cornerbacks who were considered leaps ahead of him, and had a good enough showing to make him seem like a potential pick in the first half of the first round.This likely won’t happen for Conley, as teams have bought into the hype of his former teammates Lattimore and Alabama standout Marlon Humphrey. But his testing at the combine, paired with a career of success with the Buckeyes, shows how much Conley can bring to any team that selects him.Conley is projected to drop out of the first round, but that isn’t stopping him.“I don’t worry about it, but I try to motivate myself to get there,” he said. “I definitely want to be a first-round pick. Nobody doesn’t want to be a first-round pick, so I’m going to work as hard as I can to be a first-round pick.”His solid testing and positive attitude just might have gotten him there.Wide receiver Noah BrownPrediction: Pick 83 (Tennessee Titans)Noah Brown’s decision to leave OSU early was a surprise to many. He hopped on the hype train of players leaving after one solid year of production.Only problem, Brown’s numbers were not solid.With the exception of his absurd four-touchdown night against Oklahoma early in the season, Brown did not show much of anything to demonstrate he is going to make a difference in the NFL. The big-bodied receiver has the size to produce, but has far too many question marks to give him a clear distinction as a top-ranked wide receiver.Brown had a solid 19 reps on the bench press, but did not run the 40-yard dash, electing to wait until OSU’s pro day on March 23 to show off his speed. This draft is deep enough at receiver that Brown needed to wow in order to draw more interest. His body and strength alone have given him some consideration for teams desperate for wide receiver, but Brown could not have done himself any favors in the combine. read more

Ambitious Serbs want medal – Cutura as a Joker of Veselin Vukovic

← Previous Story Wilbek announced Danish squad for the EHF EURO 2012: “Single injury – Big problem” Next Story → France (Men’s) and Germany (Women’s) will organise WCh 2017! EHF EURO 2012 Serbian National Team with big expectations waiting for the EHF EURO 2012 on home-soil. NT coach, Veselin Vukovic announced Official squad with 28 names. Among them is Dalibor Cutura, playmaker of Ademar Leon, who is “one of the posible surprises” about which Vukovic talked last two months.  Serbs are faced with uncertain injuries of Nikola Manojlovic and Zarko Sesum, while also Petar Nenadic has problem with his back.– Cutura deserved nomination because of his performances in EHF Champions League. If we want to be objective, we don’t have “dry quality” for the medal positions. It is very important to understand, what we are waiting for. Our advantage must to be fans, militancy and with properly refferes criteria, I think that we can try to fight for the semifinal. The most important is openning match against Poland. That win can be very usefull for selfconfidence and euphoria – admit Vukovic and add:– Under this circumstances, all the games at the EHF EURO 2012 have to be similar as these one with Croatia (22:20) at the “Nation Cup” in November.  That means that “small results” will be perfect for us…SERBIA -OFFICIAL SQUAD read more

HULK IN DKB BUNDESLIGA MT Melsungen sign Nebojsa Simic

H43 Lund (SWE), 2012 – 2013 HK Malmö (SWE), 2013 – 2015 RK Lovcen (MNE), 2010 – 2012 IFK Kristianstad (SWE), 2015 – 2017 MT MelsungenNebojsa Simic Montenegrian goalkeeper with suggestive nickname “HULK”, Nebojsa Simic, is the new signing of the German MT Melsungen for the upcoming season! The 23-years old goalkeeper will join DKB Bundesliga team after a few years in Sweden, where he made his “name”, especially in the last two season with IFK Kristianstad at VELUX EHF Champions League.Simic is also a member of the Montenegrian national team, but he wasn’t a choice of former coach Ljubomir Obradovic.He will join the 30-years old Johan Sjostrand, who extended contract until 2020.Simic’s career:RK Sedmerac 2004-2008 MT Melsungen (GER), from 2017/18 RK Mornar (MNE), 2008 – 2010 ← Previous Story ALKALOID FEMALE WORLD RIGHT WING 2016? Next Story → Al Shaabi extends leadership of Qatari handball read more

Students Dont panic but CAO forms are due on Saturday

first_imgTHE CAO HAS reminded students that the deadline for college applications is a mere four days away.In a reminder that will give many of us sweaty palms, the body which processes applications from Leaving Cert students has said that the clock is ticking.The general manager of the CAO says that now is the time to apply, particularly for those applying for restricted-category courses.O’Grady, says potential applicants who have not yet started their application should carefully read the CAO Handbook and go to the website to start their application.“It is extremely important that applicants start their application before the weekend in order to avoid any issues that may arise if they leave their application to the last minute,” he said.“We appreciate that the completion of a CAO application can be quite a stressful time for applicants, but the most important step at this stage is to get registered on the system in order to avoid disappointment.”Those who miss the deadline face paying a €50 fee up until 1 May, but O’Grady says that can be easily avoided.“Every year a number of applicants leave the submission of their application to the last couple of hours, or even minutes, without thinking about the consequences of their browser timing out, their internet connection failing, or payment issues. In order to be fair to all applicants strict deadlines apply, and applicants should submit their application in a timely manner,” he said.Read: Priests tell Ruairí Quinn to stop undermining religion in schoolslast_img read more

Could Brexit make Irelands change to Sea Fisheries rules redundant

first_img Image: Matt Dunham/PA Images Share18 Tweet Email2 Tuesday 28 Mar 2017, 6:01 AM 14 Comments 11,874 Views Mar 28th 2017, 6:01 AM THE GOVERNMENT’S AMENDMENT to the Sea Fisheries Bill could be unnecessary as Britain could leave the fishing arrangement the government are trying to comply with.According to a report in The Telegraph, British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to announce within weeks that the UK will be pulling out of the 1964 London Convention, of which Ireland is also a member.The agreement allows European fishing vessels to access waters six to twelve nautical miles from British shores, and includes the voisinage arrangement, which allows countries to fish between 0-6 nautical miles on their neighbours’ shores.But there is no provision in Irish law for voisinage, as a recent court ruling showed. So the Irish government has been progressing an amendment through the Seanad to comply with those arrangements – over 50 years after they were first agreed.But if Britain leaves the London Convention (which is considered outdated anyway), and since fishing boundaries and quotas will be renegotiated as part of Brexit talks, there seems little point in rushing the bill through (it got this far without being voted on). Source: Sea Fisheries Protection AuthorityThere’s been much controversy around the bill – with Senators Grace O’Sullivan, David Norris and Kevin Humphreys all voicing their concerns about the arrangement, which could see boats registering in Northern Ireland in order to fish in Irish shores.Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed indicated that the reason for the government progressing the bill this far was to keep on Britain’s good side during Brexit negotiations: Short URL Could Brexit make Ireland’s change to Sea Fisheries rules redundant? Britain wants to use this break from the EU to keep its shores to itself – and revive its fishing industry. Image: Matt Dunham/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/3309930 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Why would it be prudent today, as we seek to negotiate the best possible outcome for the Irish fishing industry in the context of Brexit, effectively to give two fingers to our neighbours in Northern Ireland and say they are not coming into our nought to six nautical mile zone, though we can still go North and would like to hold on to what we catch in their UK waters?EuropeMeanwhile, EU fishing fleets are increasingly anxious about their future access to teeming British waters as Britain prepares to trigger the two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc. Scottish inshore fishermen at work off the east coast of Scotland, near Bass rock. Source: David Cheskin/PA ImagesFleets from nine EU countries including France, Germany and Spain have banded together in a newly-created European Fisheries Alliance, formerly launched at the European Parliament last week, warning of steep losses if divorce proceedings turn bitter.European fleets obtain one-third of their catch in the exclusive economic zone around the British Isles, and loss of access to those waters could cut their profits in half in the short term, the fishing alliance says.In the long term, EU fleets could lose a combined 500 to 600 vessels if they were excluded from British waters, representing 15% of the total, and up to 3,000 fleet jobs.From 2011 to 2015, European fleets caught 700,000 tonnes of fish and seafood in British waters, valued at about €612 million, the NAFC said in a report published in January.British vessels, by contrast, caught just 92,000 tonnes, valued at 110 million pounds, in other EU waters.Loads to go aroundAnd the European Fisheries Alliance notes that Britain cannot eat all the salmon, lobster, scallops and other fish and seafood its boats produce: about 70% of production, worth a billion euros a year, is exported to its European partners.Despite this, a UK parliament White Paper published in December found that the majority of fish consumed in Britain are imported.“Continued access to free, or preferential, trade in fish and seafood will therefore be crucial for the seafood industry and UK consumers” after Brexit, the paper said.And depending on whether Britain negotiates a “hard” or “soft” exit, the viability of dozens of fishing centres, from Concarneau in France and Rostock in Germany or Gdansk in Poland, could be at stake.But others say that leaving the EU would give Britain a chance to revive homegrown fleets.“Brexit is an opportunity for the UK to revitalise its fishing industry, stabilise threatened ecosystems and create thousands of new jobs,” said Lasse Gustavsson, executive director in Europe for Oceana, an environmental advocacy group.“But this will only happen if overfishing is stopped.”With reporting from © – AFP 2017Read: The government wants to open up Ireland’s exclusive fishing boundaries – and Senators aren’t happyPoll: Should Northern Ireland boats be allowed to fish off the Republic of Ireland’s coasts? By Gráinne Ní Aodha As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox:last_img read more

117 WWE Results Barcelona Spain Reigns vs Wyatt

first_img Matt Hardy Says John Olivers WWE Claims Are Outdated Bray Wyatt Natalya Opens Up About Her Reaction To Roman Reigns’ Cancer Battle Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Erick Rowan Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 11/7 WWE Results: Barcelona, Spain* Neville def. Stardust.* Damien Sandow def. Heath Slater.* Luke Harper, Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman def. The Usos & Ryback.* Fandango def. King Barrett.* The Lucha Dragons def. Los Matadores & The Ascension in a triple threat tag team match.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley & Natalya def. Sasha Banks & Naomi.* WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Jack Swagger.* Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt in a No DQ match.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car AccidentVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 53.32%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Twitter Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Google+ Pinterest WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever WWE’s Bray Wyatt Cited In Car Accident Facebook WhatsApp “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Luke Harper Returns To WWE Livelast_img read more

WWE TLC PPV date and location changed New match added to Smackdown

first_img WWE United States Championship match added to Clash of Champions this Sunday in Charlotte Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega made official for AEW Full Gear on November 9 from Baltimore Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ We mentioned earlier that the WWE TLC PPV, originally scheduled for October 21 in Boston, will no longer be taking place and will be replaced with a co-branded supershow.TLC will now be taking place on December 16 from San Jose, California, replacing the originally announced Clash of Champions PPV per multiple wrestling media reports.Only one WWE live special is now set for October, with the previously announced WWE Super Show-Down event on October 6 in Melbourne, Australia.New match added to Smackdown tonightWWE announced via WWE.com on Tuesday that Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Sin Cara has been added to tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live from Manchester.This joins AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka vs. James Ellsworth in a Lumberjack Match and Team Hell No on MizTV for tonight’s broadcast. First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Facebooklast_img read more

Federal coal mining rule angers operator

first_img(US Interior Department logo)The operator of Alaska’s only coal mine is speaking out against a new Obama administration water protection rule for the industry. Healy-based Usibelli coal mine saw the Stream Protection Rule as an attack on the industry.Listen NowThe Stream Protection Rule issued by the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement updates over 30-year-old regulations for mining near water, but Usibelli Coal Mine spokeswoman Lorali Simon maintains the rule is not about improving operations.”This rule was absolutely crafted and designed to put the coal industry out of business,” Simon said.Department of the Interior officials would not comment on the new Stream Protection Rule, but a department press release said it lays out: “reasonable and straight forward reforms” covering coal mining near streams, including requirements for water quality monitoring and restoration. The department said the rule is the product of a process that began in 2009, and included “150,000 written comments and statements, 15 open houses and public meetings and extensive outreach to stakeholders nationwide”.Usibelli’s Simon countered that the process ended earlier this year without sufficient opportunity for the coal industry to respond.”We just thought it was absolutely laughable because the federal government gave the public 100 days to digest nearly 3,000 pages – the proposed rule, the EIS and supporting documents,” Simon said.Simon added that, unlike its predecessor, the new rule does not account for unique mining conditions in Alaska — like permafrost and surface waters frozen for much of the year. Simon called it ”a one-size-fits-all to coal mining.”“So they took this rule, which we believe they kinda tried to target Appalachia, and then they just smeared it across the entire country,” Simon said.State regulators charged with implementing the new rule, and environmental groups, say they are still assessing it, but Kenta Tsuda with Earth Justice in Juneau points to what he claims is the basic importance of the new rule in Alaska.“In this state, coal deposits are, in many cases, coinciding with salmon spawning streams,” Tsuda said.Tsuda does not identify any concerns with Usibelli’s long-operating coal mine near Healy, but said the proposed Chuitna coal project near Cook Inlet is in an area with numerous salmon streams — streams that the new rule may fall short of adequately protecting.”It may be a step in the right direction, but we’re concerned it’s not as strong as necessary to make sure that coal-mining is not allowed within salmon streams here in Alaska.”The Stream Protection Rule takes effect the day before President Obama cedes office to Donald Trump — an ardent supporter of the coal industry — and Usibelli’s Simon said the company is optimistic the rule will be overturned. Senator Lisa Murkowski, who chairs the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Congress will work to change it.last_img read more