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first_imgHolding the State government and municipal corporation of Sangli liable for the death of a five-year-old three years back, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed directed them to pay ₹50,000 as compensation with 8% interest since 2015.A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Sandeep Shinde was hearing a plea filed by Maruti Hale,30, and Dhanamma Hale, 28, a labourer who lost their only child, Tejas to five stray dogs on December 22, 2015.The petition filed on their behalf by advocate Padmanabh Pise says, “As per the provisions of The Animal Birth Control (Dogs) Rules 2001, the municipal corporation is duty bound to observe the rules and take steps accordingly. As per the rules, the local authority shall sterilised and immunised to the street dogs and the corporation is required to form a committee which shall be known as monitoring committee.”“The committee shall have a representative of the Public Health Department of local authority, a representative of the Animal Welfare Department if any of local authority, a veterinary doctor or representative of District Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, and at least two representatives from animal welfare organisations operating within the local authority.”The plea also points out that the rules came into force in 2001 but till date no committee has been constituted for monitoring dog bite cases. The petitioners sought a compensation of ₹20 lakh from the court.The court said, “This incident is ‘shocking’ and noted that the State and the municipal corporation are liable to pay the compensation under Right to Life, Article 21 (no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law) of the Indian Constitution.”The court then directed that the petitioners be paid ₹50,000 and 8% interest since from December 2015 within a week. It also directed the municipal corporation to set up a monitoring committee by January 31, 2019.last_img read more

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first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Some things never change.For Chris Banchero, facing Stanley Pringle every conference always gets him hyped as he welcomes the challenge of defending the speedy guard.ADVERTISEMENT “I’ve been playing against him for seven years now. He’s a hell of a player. You need to be at your best when you’re guarding him,” said Banchero after Alaska’s 105-98 overtime victory over GlobalPort on Sunday.From their days in the ASEAN Basketball League, where Pringle played for the Indonesia Warriors while Banchero was with the San Miguel Beermen, to now in the PBA, the Fil-Italian guard bared that he never gets tired with the familiar matchup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I believe he brings out the best in everybody. He’s very, very shifty when he gets to the basket and he can shoot the ball so you have to be at your best when you’re guarding him,” he said.Pringle’s brilliance was once again in full display, leading the fight for the Batang Pier with 28 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoisescenter_img Banchero, meanwhile, had a decent game of his own, finishing with 16 points and four rebounds.But more importantly, it was his Aces who got the last laugh despite facing a 13-point hole in the second half.“(Pringle) had a big game, but we gutted it out. It was a good win for us, it was a great week for us,” he said as Alaska improved to 6-2 after starting the season with two straight losses.Banchero, though, doesn’t want the streak to get into the Aces’ heads as they brace for their final three elimination assignments.“Teams make runs and we now won six in a row. But we haven’t accomplished anything yet. It’s still the regular season,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll use this momentum in the playoffs and we keep it going. It’s been a good 2018 and I hope it continues.”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Carlos says UP ‘got nervous’ amid UE rally LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

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first_imgChina’s Yi Siling won the first gold medal of the London Olympics after shooting her way to glory in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event in London on Saturday.Yi shot consistently well on her way to a score of 502.9 to take gold at the Royal Artillery Barracks by 0.7 points from Polish athlete Sylwia Bogacka on 502.2.”Very exciting. Very happy. I’m very grateful to China. And to my mother and father who I love very much,” Yi said.Bogacka had entered with an advantage after setting the highest score in qualifying and held the lead with three shots remaining in the final.Two comparatively low scores from Bogacka dropped her to third before she re-took second place from China’s Yu Dan on a dramatic final shot.Bogacka said that the atmosphere was better than in Beijing four years ago.”Here the competition was much friendlier. People were smiling. It was much better than Beijing,” she said.Yu Dan scored 501.5 to take bronze.Russia’s Daria Vdovina had entered the final in a strong third position, but poor shooting early on destroyed her hopes of a medal, and she finished eighth and last.Heavily pregnant Malaysian shooter Nur Suryani Mohd Taibi earlier failed to make the final, finishing 34th in qualifying.last_img read more

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first_imgbcci Published on null 0 COMMENTS March 24, 2017 The Supreme Court today asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by it to run the BCCI to release funds to state cricket associations, including HPCA, which is holding the last India—Australia test, for organising matches.A Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra also considered the plea of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Jharkhand state cricket associations, which have organised the last three test matches of the ongoing series, and asked the CoA to release funds to them in accordance of the terms of the contract.Some state associations drew the attention of the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, that a similar issue of release of funds may come up again in holding Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, commencing from April 5.The Bench then said the CoA, state associations and franchise owners will have to comply with the terms of their tripartite agreement to ensure smooth conduct of IPL fixtures.“It is directed that BCCI shall honour the contractual commitments postulated in the contract so that there is no impediments in holding the test match,” it said.The direction came when Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Himachal Pradseh Cricket Association (HPCA), said the CoA is not releasing Rs 2.5 crore required for conducting the last test match beginning tomorrow in Dharamshala.He said BCCI owed over Rs 8 crore to HPCA and the apex cricket body is “contractually bound” to release the money.However, he said, the CoA had made disbursement of funds conditional to the HPCA giving an undertaking that it would abide by the R M Lodha panel’s recommendations on reforms.HPCA is a registered company under section 25 of the Companies Act and any changes in compliance with the panel’s recommendations can only be undertaken by the general body and disbursement of funds, as stipulated under the contract, cannot be linked, he said. COMMENT cricket bcci RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAIL × Rajeev Shukla to head BCCI team on implementation of Lodha panel reforms laws SHARE BCCI to release IPL match funds before start of Leaguelast_img read more

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first_imgNotwithstanding a convincing win over arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday cautioned against complacency and said the side could still improve in some areas, especially in tackling opponent spinners.”I think we can still do better (playing against spin). What is important is not to get satisfied with the performance,” Dhoni said after humbling Pakistan by six wickets in a group 2 encounter of the World twenty20 at the Eden Gardens. (Kohli dedicates match-winning knock to Tendulkar )”There are areas where we can still improve. It is important that when you win games you address all those areas,” he said adding, “You won’t get a second chance in the knockout stages. From now on, every game in the tournament is like a knock out game for us. So we have to be at our best.”Asked how he rated his chances of making the April 3 final at the same venue, Dhoni replied: “In this format, every team is a good team. We want to compete. We want to be here for the final but as of now we want to take one game at a time.”last_img read more

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first_imgRain played spoilsport on the third day of the Ranji Trophy cricket match between Delhi and Vidarbha at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground in Chennai on Thursday.Delhi scored 250/8 on the second day, taking their lead to 67 runs with Manan Sharma (82) and Vikas Tokas (28) were at the crease when umpires called off the day’s play.Karnataka scored 168/5 vs SaurashtraIn Patiala, Karnataka scored 168/5, taking their lead to 9 runs against Saurashtra at the end of the third day at the Dhruve Pandove Stadium. (Ranji Trophy, Day 2: Delhi take 67-run lead against Vidarbha)Kaunain Abbas (62) and Shreyas Gopal (15) were at the crease when umpires disloged the bails for the day.For Saurashtra, Kamlesh Makvana scalped three wickets while Jay Chauhan took two wickets.Assam scored 269/5 against JharkhandIn Vizianagaram, Assam scored 269/5, taking their lead to 79 runs against Jharkhand on the third day of the Group B match at the Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex. (Ranji Trophy, Day 1 Wrap: Delhi bowl Vidarbha out for 183 runs)Sibsankar Roy (80) was at the crease at the end of the day’s play.For Jharkhand, Ajay Yadav scalped two wickets while spinner Shabaz Nadeem took one.Bengal scored 433/8 against MumbaiIn Nagpur, Bengal scored 433/8, swelling their lead to 303 runs against Mumbai on the third day of the Ranji Trophy match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground.Pragyan Ojha (30) and Amit Kuila (18) were at the crease when umpires called off the day’s play.Resuming the day at 198/3, Sudip Chatterjee (130) and Manoj Tiwary (169) forged a 271-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Chatterjee was sent back to the pavilion by spinner Abhishek Nayar in the 125th over.advertisementA few overs later, Tiwary was also got run out with 356 runs on the board. His 466-ball knock was laced with 22 boundaries and one six.For Mumbai, Dhawal Kulkarni scalped four wickets for 108 runs while Nayar took two wickets for 70 runs.last_img read more

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first_imgTrace McSorley looks on during a play.STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)The Penn State Nittany Lions took the field on Tuesday afternoon for a game against the Kentucky Wildcats. Penn State and Kentucky took to Orlando to play in the Citrus Bowl and bring bragging rights back to their conference.Kentucky took a 10-7 lead into the half after failing to score an offensive touchdown. The Wildcats’ special teams dominated the day, with a punt return for a touchdown and a blocked field goal in the first half.Penn State trails 17-7 after a Benny Snell touchdown run early in the second half, but it just got worse for the Nittany Lions. According to a sideline report from ESPN, star quarterback Trace McSorley attempted to get stretched out before the second half, but appears to have suffered a leg injury.Sean Clifford back in at QB for Penn State. Trace McSorley is on the sideline .— Jon Hale (@JonHale_CJ) January 1, 2019As a result, he missed the last Penn State possession.Penn State head coach James Franklin said McSorley would be good to go for the second half, but he remains on the sideline without his helmet.UPDATE: Penn State announced McSorley suffered a broken foot.From #PennState: McSorley has broken foot and is done for the day.— Richard Scarcella (@nittanyrich) January 1, 2019The senior quarterback is done for the day, unfortunately. UPDATE No. 2: McSorley re-entered the game despite the broken foot.last_img read more

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first_imgStory Highlights Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sangster International Airport, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, says the upgrading of the facility will help to position the airport as a key player in the economy. Dr. Echevarne said expansion of the runway will enable the airport to accommodate larger aircraft. Dr. Echevarne’s company, Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ), which operates Sangster International, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to expand and upgrade the existing runway. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sangster International Airport, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, says the upgrading of the facility will help to position the airport as a key player in the economy.“We see ourselves playing a major role in Jamaica. We want to position ourselves as something that really stands out from being just a mere piece of infrastructure,” he said at a stakeholders’ forum held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on September 20.Dr. Echevarne’s company, Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ), which operates Sangster International, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to expand and upgrade the existing runway.The project, which falls under a major improvement plan for the facility, includes expansion and upgrading of the existing terminal building in addition to the provision of additional parking spaces to the western end of the facility.Dr. Echevarne said expansion of the runway will enable the airport to accommodate larger aircraft.He said the work to be undertaken will reflect the uniqueness of “everything Jamaican”, creating an experience that will give passengers the look and feel of Jamaica, both on arrival and departure.“Jamaica encompasses many things that are unique to Jamaica, and we want to reflect that,” he noted.“We want to… create a new vision for the airport. Also, we want to come up with a new logo and a new image of the airport. Basically, we see the airport as an integral part of Jamaica’s tourism product. It plays a key role as the entry and exit points for most tourists visiting the country, and, as such, contributes to the overall holiday experience,” he added.Dr. Echevarne said MBJ and its stakeholders are of the firm belief that the airport, located in the country’s tourism capital, should provide an “Irie airport experience”.“This word coveys a very positive feeling,” he noted. “By providing the Irie airport experience, we have to provide the facilities and services to facilitate growth in a stress-free environment. That means that not only are the services going to be friendly, but also it has to be stress-free from the point that it has to be expeditious, efficient and so on,” he explained.Meanwhile, Dr. Echevarne said the airport is looking to welcome more than four million passengers this year.He noted that the growth rate over the past five years has been around five per cent, with the facility welcoming 3.95 million passengers in 2016.“There is no doubt in our minds that this year we will exceed that four-million passenger mark,” he said.“In the international context, those numbers are typical, but in the Caribbean context, they are quite high. The Caribbean, on the whole, has grown below three per cent, so Jamaica is doing quite well,” Dr. Echevarne said.last_img read more

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first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close The expertise within handling challenging project cargo is a result of many years’ of experience and a large network of specialists.“Blue Water has more than 60 offices worldwide and has handled industrial and project cargo for decades. This gives us invaluable on-site experience from projects all over the world and we can access a great knowledge-sharing database through our network of dedicated experts around the globe”, says Lars Skov Christensen. My locationcenter_img BWS, January 6, 2014 zoom Blue Water signed a contract in 2013 with a global leader in the design, construction and repair of mobile offshore rigs. The contract included heavy-lift transportation of a number of drilling rigs and handling more than 600.000 freight tons by dry and wet towage.“For this project we have chartered the biggest semi-submersible vessel in the world, the “Dockwise Vanguard”. We completed a float on operation of the first lower hull in mid-December and the vessel is now on its way to Brazil. We expect to handle the next heavy lift in the second half of 2014″, says Lars Skov Christensen, Project Manager from Blue Water Singapore.last_img read more

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first_imgzoom Shell’s Arctic drilling plans have hit another round of protests, this time in British Columbia, as oil major intends to intensify its movements through the West Coast’s Inside Passage.Namely, a group of environmentalists and BC First Nations are protesting the move as they fear that increased tanker traffic in the region could be dangerous for the region, which might result in an oil spill, the Canadian Press reports.According to environmental organization Greenpeace, among the first to enter BC’s waters will be Shell’s oil-spill-containment vessel, the Arctic Challenger, which is expected soon to pass along B.C.’s coastline heading to the Aleutian Peninsula in Alaska.Just last week, two activists climbed the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger and chained themselves to the vessel, anchored in Bellingham, north of Seattle, in an attempt of stopping the vessel from departing for the Arctic as environmental concerns heighten over oil drilling plans and their impact on pollution and the climate change in the region.Activists against Shell’s Arctic drilling plans, gathered under the umbrella of the ShellNo Council, plan to protest the departure of the Noble Discoverer, which is expected to head to Seattle from Everett in the next couple of days in their kayaks.The tensions are further heightened by the recent findings of a report released by the US National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) on the grounding the drilling rig Kulluk, owned and operated by Royal Dutch Shell, in Alaskan waters in 2012.Namely the report shows that the grounding was most probably caused by an inadequate towing plan by Shell  that did not address all the risks involved.World Maritime News Staff; Image: ShellNo Councillast_img read more

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first_imgzoom Dutch shipping company Flinter said that damage their general cargo ship Flinterstar sustained in a collision with the LNG tanker Al-Oraiq off Belgium’s Zeebruggee on October 6 is much worse than expected, and that ”in only a few minutes she was turned into a wreck.”The 2002-built Flinterstar is lying on a sand bank, and its position is stable. Belgian authorities are still engaged in recovering oil that spilled from the freighter after the collision.Flinter also signed a contract to remove all of the oil remaining on the Flinterstar with an unnamed company. Specialised vessels Cormorant and Multrasalvor 3 are on the scene.The company is currently interviewing the crew of the freighter about the incident.Al-OraiqThe Marshall Islands-flagged Al Oraiq was in a stable condition after the hit, and was escorted to Zeebrugge to discharge, the vessel’s manager, K Line LNG Shipping (UK) Limited, said.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Digital payments player Paytm on Tuesday partnered non-banking financial company Clix Finance to offer instant digital loans to customers and merchants on its platform. The company would offer loans to Paytm customers and merchants through “Deferred Payment or Postpaid” and “Merchant Lines” facilities. Using proprietary Machine Learning (ML) models developed by Paytm and Clix, millions of Paytm customers and merchants will get instant completely digital loans on the Paytm platform, the company which is owned by One97 Communications Limited, said in a statement. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “We have seen an overwhelming response to Paytm postpaid and merchant lending products. With this partnership, we aim to bring our credit tested algorithmic lending products to a larger customer and merchant base, said Nitin Misra, Senior Vice President, Paytm. Over the next few months, Clix and Paytm will introduce several new products to further enhance customer experience and meet customer demand. “Together, we will co-create many unique and customised products that will work seamlessly to address unmet financial needs of millions of customers,” said Pramod Bhasin, Founder and Chairman, Clix. There are nearly 60 million MSMEs in India that need to go digital. Alibaba-backed Paytm has over 200 million users in the country.last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government unveiled Thursday a plan aimed at eliminating the sky high rate of tuberculosis among Canada’s Inuit population.Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott announced creation of a joint federal-Inuit task force to tackle the fact that the rate of TB among Inuit people is 270 times higher than the Canadian-born, non-Indigenous population.Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, said the federal government has never pledged — until now— a joint plan aimed at eliminating the disease.“We’ve often said ‘When is a crisis a crisis?’” Obed said. “For Inuit, this is a monumental step forward.”The task force will help ensure Inuit organizations and governments are on the same page with service delivery efforts in Inuit Nunangat — the Inuit homeland, he said.Tuberculosis has been present among Inuit for more than a century, said Philpott, adding that political will, tremendous organization and resources will be required to tackle it.“We know that there are teenagers, children and families affected all the time in Canada’s Inuit Nunangat region,” Philpott said.The federal government says tuberculosis among Inuit in 2015 was more than 270 times higher than the rate in the non-Indigenous, Canadian-born population and Nunavut has the highest rate at 119.2 cases per 100,000 population.Philpott also spoke Thursday of the case of Ileen Kooneeliusie, a 15-year-old Inuk girl who died in an Ottawa hospital with tuberculosis.“We hear of the stories of an individual, it often makes those statistics become real,” she said.“When you hear the stories of a 15-year girl who died in this city in 2017 from tuberculosis, it awakens you to the very serious injustices that still exist.”Kooneeliusie’s death clearly speaks to many of the challenges faced by Canada’s Inuit who often have to overcome barriers, including geography, to access care, Philpott added.“People have to overcome language barriers. There are severe shortages of nurses and other health professionals in the areas that are worst affected,” she said.“Now is the time to develop a very aggressive strategy to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit.”Ottawa has also vowed to take steps to address the painful history of Inuit who experienced relocations and mistreatment during the tuberculosis epidemic of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.“This is an essential part of the overarching work that we will be doing on tuberculosis elimination and it is also a central part in the reconciliation framework that must exist between Indigenous Peoples and the Canadian government,” Philpott said.—Follow @kkirkup on Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,477.40, down 41.84 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 30 cents, or 5.75 per cent, to $4.92 on 15.7 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down one cent, or 0.13 per cent, to $7.96 on 6.4 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 16.00 per cent, to 87 cents on 5.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up 18 cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $34.98 on 5.2 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 83 cents, or 7.97 per cent, to $11.25 on 4.3 million shares.Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). Miner. Up $1.45, or 11.84 per cent, to $13.70 on 3.7 million shares.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday said that officers from Vasant Kunj police station busted a gang of highway robbers, arresting one of their members on March 11 from a village in Sohna, Haryana. The case was picked up by police following the complaint of one of their victims, who was held captive by the accused for more than six hours. Police said that the accused, Arshad Khan (28), used to drive in a taxi near Mahipalpur on NH-8 with his associates, looking to rob citizens under the pretext of giving them a ride. “The team got a tip-off about Khan’s whereabouts, following which they conducted raids and arrested him,” said police.last_img read more

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Coach Thad Matta understands the complications of having such a young basketball team going through the rigors of the Big Ten season for the first time. But he says age is no excuse for poor play at this level. “They’ll tell you, I don’t hide behind the fact that freshmen do hit a wall,” Matta said Tuesday. “Just not here. That, to me, is a sign of weakness, a sign of softness. Those guys have to continue to bring it every day.” Freshmen standouts Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft have played integral roles for the latest No. 1 team in the country, just more than halfway through their first season at Ohio State. Sullinger, the power forward who has started all 20 games and averaged a double-double with 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, credits his veteran teammates with preventing the team’s rookies from succumbing to the difficulties of Division I basketball. “It’s kind of hard to hit that wall when you have people like Jon Diebler, David Lighty, William Buford and Dallas Lauderdale always in your ear,” said the three-time Big Ten Player of the Week. “Their leadership and communication is always really big … because from day one they’ve been in our ear talking about how they need both (me and Craft) to play good basketball.” Matta and his veteran players have instilled maturity in the team’s freshmen during their first year as collegiate athletes. “We can’t be coming in as a freshman; we have to play like a sophomore or junior,” Sullinger said. “It really hits us. … We’re listening to them and focusing on what we have to do.” Through the first 10 weeks of the season, Sullinger won the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award eight times. Craft and Deshaun Thomas have won the award once. Seven games into the Big Ten schedule, OSU has faced what it expected: a slew of more talented, hungry and difficult opponents than what it saw early against non-conference foes. After cruising through their non-conference slate and winning their games by an average of 28.8 points, the Buckeyes have won their first seven conference games by 6.4 points per game. “I think a lot of it is keeping the foot on the pedal and constantly talking to them about getting better,” Matta said. Sullinger said his teammates have “no compassion at all” for the youngsters — an attitude conducive to mental toughness. “There (are) definitely times when they know they have to get after us. That’s just needed, and it’s understood as freshmen that they’re not doing it to pick on us; they’re not doing it to make fun of us or point us out,” Craft said. “But it’s definitely needed to get us on the right track. We couldn’t have stepped into a better group of leaders for us and all the freshmen on the team.” Although Craft’s 6.3 points and 4.9 assists per game don’t jump off the stat sheet, his strengths lie on the defensive end and controlling the tempo of the game as point guard. Craft recorded a career-high 19 points, along with seven assists, Jan. 15 in the team’s 69-66 win against Penn State. Being the nation’s top team comes with its own set of challenges, especially for a team that features as many freshmen as OSU does. Sullinger averages 30.5 minutes per game, Craft 27.9 and Thomas 16.0. But being a part of a top team is nothing new to Sullinger, who, alongside Craft, starred on one of the nation’s top AAU teams during his high school years. “We won three national championships in a row. After our first … we realized we had a target on our chest,” Sullinger said. “As freshmen, me and Craft are kind of used to it.” Although the team is doing everything it can to keep its younger players playing their best, Matta said there is no contingency plan for a drop in play from any of the team’s star freshmen. “You really can’t. You got to have a trust, got to have a belief in your players that they want to be good, want to be great and want to win,” Matta said. “If you see it, we just make practice harder.” read more

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Mr Hinds was educated at St Ambrose College, a Roman Catholic grammar school in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, and went on to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University. He will explain that unless Britain drops the mind set that academia is the only path to success, it will never close the productivity gap with its European neighbours. Germany, France, and the US all produce over 25 per cent more per hour than the UK.“This gap matters. In terms of our public services – matching German productivity would allow government to spend tens of billions of pounds a year more,” Mr Hinds will say.Last year the Government announced that it would be launching the biggest overhaul of post-16 education in 70 years, as part of a multi-billion pound drive to improve technical training. “I want us to break down some of the false barriers we’ve erected between academic and technical routes.  I don’t see any reason why higher technical training shouldn’t be open to certain A-level students as long as they have the prerequisite knowledge and practical skill.  “Equally, I want T Level students, that want to, to be able to go to university to do relevant technical degrees.”    Britain has become a nation of “snobs” who think university is the only way to get a good job, the Education Secretary will say on Thursday.Parents must understand that a degree is “not the only path to a great job” and school leavers who embark on apprenticeships deserve “as much praise” as their class mates who go on to university, according to Damian Hinds.Addressing around 100 business and education leaders at Battersea Power Station, he will say: “As a nation I’m afraid we’ve been technical education snobs.”We’ve revered the academic but treated vocational as second class – when we do it well, law, engineering, medicine – then we don’t even call it vocational.”–– ADVERTISEMENT ––He will say that this snobbery has long gone unchallenged because politicians and others in public life have viewed vocational courses as suitable only for “other people’s children”.Mr Hinds will use his speech to urge young people to consider alternatives to university when they leave school, rather than assuming that a degree is the only way to get a good job.“We want young people to acquire the higher qualifications that lead to high skilled, more rewarding jobs – whether through a degree, a higher apprenticeship or higher technical qualifications,” he will say.   Philip Hammond unveiled his “radical” plans to put technical education on an equal footing with academic studies in his Budget last March.The current system, where students have to pick from 13,000 different qualifications, will be replaced with just 15 standalone courses.Teenagers who undertake the technical training, such as courses to become an engineer or builder, will spend 50 per cent longer learning than they do now, equalling 900 hours of teaching a year.The new qualifications, which will see the courses dubbed “T-levels” – the technical version of A-levels – are due to be piloted from 2020.Mr Hinds will say: “Young people not on the A-level route have two years of government-funded education when they turn 16… precious time, precious investment… And all too often it’s time and money used to train them to a low level in a skill the economy doesn’t need.”His comments echo the head of Ofsted who said last month that further education colleges are giving students “false hope” by offering courses in fields where they have no prospect of employment.Amanda Spielman suggested that colleges, which provide largely vocational courses for 16 to 18 year-olds, are putting the “financial imperative of headcount” ahead of the what is best for young people. Mr Hinds read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University Mr Hinds read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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first_imgIs resolution really that important? If the iPad 3 has taught us anything, it’s that ridiculous dpi, while not a necessity, is still really freaking impressive. And while monitor resolution hasn’t quite caught up to the retinal level, WQHD, or 2560×1440, is quite the step up from normal full HD (1080p).The Dell UltraSharp U2711 27-inch Monitor makes a good case for the extra pixels. Not only is this monitor a professional grade display worthy of expert photo- and video-editing use, it also comes factory-tuned with Adobe RGB and RGBs modes, with a billion-plus color gamut.It has a typical 6ms response time, and a 80000:1 contrast ratio which speaks less of the actual contrast quality and more of individual manufacturer standards. Each company has their value system and there’s often no correlation between the number benchmarks for each. You’ll just have to take Dell’s word for it on the “great color intensity.” And given what else we know about this high-end monitor, it’s probably true.The IPS panel allows for a wide range of viewing angles, and there’s plenty of tilt and an anti-glare coating for a breezy viewing experience. There’s also no shortage of connectivity options, including HDMI, DisplayPort with audio, DVI-D, USB 2.0, and VGA.The UltraSharp U2711 might not seem like a bargain for a price that seems more in line with a full-blown HDTV, but for professionals who want a top-flight monitor for working in media, it’s one to consider.Visit this deal at LogicBuy.last_img read more

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first_img Can Even Jonathan Hickman Save the X-Men?SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-Men Stay on target X-Men: The Animated Series on the Fox Network was the first and some would say best-animated portrayal of the Marvel Comics universe that has ever made it to the small or big screen. Instead of aping television series of the 1980s for meaningless toy money, the creators of the show adapted existing X-Men material for the series and managed to keep the comic book violence by pitting X-Men like Wolverine against robot Sentinels, whom the censors would allow to be essentially disemboweled. The series was also had an internal continuity and wasn’t afraid to do multiple-episode story arcs. By the end of the series, there was an entirely new animation team on the show, giving the last season a different feel from the previous four. That’s pretty confusing, so we’ve narrowed it down to ten storylines from X-Men that we deem essential.And – look – of course the “Phoenix Saga,” parts 1-5,  and the “Dark Phoenix Saga,” parts 1-4, were the best non-comic interpretation of that storyline, but that’s like saying “Watch the entire third season,” so we have spared you more platitudes about how the animated series managed to get right what two X-Men movies have gotten so wrong.Night of the SentinelsAfter trying and failing to boot up an X-Men animated series starring Kitty Pryde as the central role, the first story told by the new series was retooled to star Jubilee and most of the “Blue Team” from the Jim Lee run on X-Men comics. When Jubilation Lee’s parents put her name in the Mutant Registration Act, she’s attacked by Sentinels while at the mall and rescued by our core group of X-Men who let her know about the superhero team’s greater mission to protect mutants and encourage mutant and human understanding. Then, everyone has to stop the Mutant Registration Act files from being used to target Sentinels.It’s a pretty great way to get thrown into the entire story from Jubilee’s perspective without having to take a deep dive into the lore of the X-Men, and because of that it ends up being one of the essential episodes of the series. When the X-Men fight Sentinels, they go way beyond the cartoon violence that was on television at the time, which made it more fun (come on , it’s robot and laser combat!). Also, the series establishes Morph as part of the team only to have him (seemingly) killed in the second episode of the series. That set some real stakes meaning that at any time some lesser mutant could be killed off. Granted Morph returned (see below!), but that doesn’t lessen the impact of a superhero animated TV show killing off a protagonist early on just to provide real stakes for the robot laser fighting.Enter MagnetoThe third episode of the first season of the show introduces both Magneto and Sabertooth, the super villain counterparts to Professor Xavier and Wolverine. The creators of the show wanted to include Beast as part of the X-Team, but met resistance with the network, leading to the writer’s coming up with the solution of jailing the character in the premiere episodes and using him as a counter-point to the beliefs of Magneto, who emerges into the series fully formed (Professor X explains Magneto’s abbreviated backstory to Jubilee). After rejecting Magneto’s offer to break him out of prison, Beast goes on trial and – as he would go on to do frequently – quotes Shakespeare to explain the mutant condition.This episode also introduces Sabertooth as a possible ally for the mutant cause when he gets stunned after reacting to Beast’s mistreatment. Wolverine warns that Sabertooth cannot be trusted, but like everything with Wolverine, he doesn’t get into specifics about why. The answers have to wait until the next episode (“Deadly Reunions”), because the X-Men have to stop Magneto from starting a mutant/human war with some missiles. Storm manages to “short circuit” them with 1990s cartoon computer logic, and Magneto waxes poetic about how Charles chose the wrong side. A pretty solid introduction for Magneto, partially inspired by Uncanny X-Men #1, but distinctly animated series in fight/talk/fight/run structure.Slave IslandA single episode right in the middle of the season one continuity, “Slave Island” is X-Men’s most successful attempt to tackle the idea of one race enslaving another race because they think they are superior. After having been kidnapped off Genosha in the previous episode, Gambit, Storm, and Jubilee are taken to Slave Island, where mutants have explosive bomb collars that mute their powers and are forced to build a dam that powers a Sentinel factory.If you’re not into big mutant metaphors about slavery breaking everyone’s spirits, maybe fast-forward through the scenes where Jubilee manages to get out of her cell but is unable to rouse any of the other mutants to an escape attempt because they’re so hopeless. Maybe also skip the scene where claustrophobic Storm is placed in “the box” which is just a sweatbox, like, Bridge over the River Kwai style.There’s also some stuff about how the Geonosian government is corrupt and in league with Bolivar Trask who is still Sentinel crazy and in league with “Leader.” Cable helps Gambit break out and goes after Leader, which allows the X-Men to escape after teaming up with the other freed mutants to take out the dam and the factory. The Leader escapes to fight another day, and the X-Men fly off in the X-Jet.Come the ApocalypseIn an episode that very obviously inspired X-Men: Apocalypse the film adaptation (to the point where this animated Apocalypse has some of the exact same lines and the Oscar Issac version), picks up after the previous episode “The Cure” left off. Warren Worthington III, AKA Angel, is about to get the mutant cure from Doctor Adler, but after he’ strapped down, Adler reveals himself to be Mystique. See, there wasn’t a mutant cure; it’s a trap set by Apocalypse to assemble his Horsemen. Or – according to Mystique later in the episode – just fills them with hate for non-mutants.Unlike the Apocalypse in the movie, this version Apocalypse gives his Horsemen actual horses in the form of flying mechs. Angel becomes Archangel and gets his metal wings that shoot projectiles and the four of them tear up Paris to get the X-Men’s attention. Xavier sends Rogue after Doctor Adler after recognizing some of the new Horsemen as former patients. Rogue uncovers the truth as the X-Men battle the Horsemen, and the whole thing comes to a showdown at Stonehenge because…well, why not?Days of Future PastIf we’re having comic book and animated series fan real-talk here, the X-Men: The Animated Series version of “Days of Future Past” is better than the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. The entire first season of The Animated Series is based on the threat of Sentinels and the “Days of Future Past” two-parter shows the eventual end game of that plot while doing a solid job of adapting the comic books the story originated in. Granted, in the comics it was Kitty Pryde who was sent back through time to stop the assassination of Senator Kelly, not Bishop like it is in the animated series or Wolverine like it was in the movie, but at least the T.V. show kept Mystique the villain as she was meant to be instead of having her flip-flop between Magneto and Professor X!The introduction of Bishop as a time travelling mutant but also as a strong character of color on a animated kids show about superhero fights justifies the swap for Kitty Pryde in the comics, and the addition that the Sentinels eventually turned on all humanity softened the whole mutant concentration camp stuff, but these episodes are still great outside the framing device. Bishop as a character who is constantly trying to do good but almost always ends up fighting the X-Men because he’s hot-headed gets paired off with Wolverine and Gambit for awhile, which is a perfect make-up for a mini-team filled with conflict. Also, Nimrod shows up in the 1990s for a fight to just give the first episode of the two-parter some extra kick. The second episode has a couple great late twists, the most consequential being the reveal that Mystique was Rogue’s adoptive mother (and the more fun consequence being that Bishop preventing the assassination did nothing to change his future).Till Death Do Us PartThe first season of X-Men: The Animated Series did pretty well and, along with Batman: The Animated Series, began a few years with some really great animated superhero content on television. The first season of X-Men had been low-key serialized, leading to an ending for the Sentinel conflict and allowing Magneto and his Brotherhood to fade into the background as occasional foes or allies. It took one whole season to get Beast out of jail too! Season two kicks off with this two-parter that shows us the marriage between Cyclops and Jean Grey, then unexpectedly brings back Morph to torment the X-Men.Morph was a character included to be killed off in the first two-part story, but I someone told the producers Morph was “popular” and he became the tortured antagonist of the first arc of season two. I’ve never met anyone that was really into Morph/Changeling, but if you were going to do a Morph episode, positioning him so he can perform the Jean Grey and Cyclops wedding ceremony is especially hilarious. Only on a cartoon in the 1990s would a character like Cyclops care that the minister that married him to the love of his life was a shape-shifter and therefore the whole wedding meant nothing. The episode doesn’t stop to ask if Cyclops and Jean filed all the correct paperwork with the State of New York, but I’m pretty sure those two are married by the episode’s end, even with Cyclops’ bemoaning that they’re not.Anyway, Gambit also tries to kiss a sleeping Rogue – which, to be fair, is a trick Morph sets up – and in sexually assaulting his sleeping teammate gets put in a coma. Rogue is mad, but…damn, Gambit, wake your girl up for consent first, maybe you deserve to have to nap it off.Time FugitivesHaving dispatched with the Sentinel threat in “Final Decision” from season one, we can now pick up the Bishop plot-line from where we left it in “Days of Future Past.” For X-Men: The Animated Series, the time travel episodes were some of the best ones (like flashback and alternate timeline episodes, if you ask me!), and this is probably the best of the time travel episodes. This two-parter continues Bishop’s streak of having good intentions but acting wrongly on them, adds in with a whole new take on the character of Cable, and throws in Apocalypse for good measure.Bishop in the future finds out that no one remembers he prevented an assassination, but a plague is wreaking havoc on mutant and humankind in 2055 that started back in the X-Men’s time. Bishop goes back to stop it and reveals the whole plague to be a plan by Apocalypse to stoke anti-mutant sentiment then kill the entire population of Earth. The X-Men manage to stop him and blow up his underground lab, but Apocalypse gets pissed off and kills them all.Oh, right, I should have started with this whole thing is seen through a framing device of Cable, who is now a resistance fighter in 3999 (there was no mention of him being a time traveler in season one) and sees his future (where he is also fighting Apocalypse) start to change. A temporal storm that looks a lot like a hurricane starts ripping through 3999’s Terminator 2 battlefield because the human race didn’t get certain antibodies developed by the “plague” years. Millions of people in Bishop’s time needed to die for billions of people in Cable’s time to be born. It’s pretty nuts, and that’s just part one of the two-parter. Part-two develops Cable’s character even further, and it’s great.Cold ComfortCold Comfort gets a little slow with it’s twenty minutes of plot but manages to convey just how big the X-Men universe is within the show. It opens with a mutant assault on a government-owned warehouse complex by Ice Man, Bobby Drake. Professor Xavier scrambles the team on the X-Jet to intercept Bobby and stop him from doing any damage to any humans or federal property. Cyclops is a real whiny jerk leader while Wolverine questions just why everyone is so concerned about this Ice Man character. Fans of the X-Men characters will know that Ice Man was part of the original “First Class” of X-Men, so it’s fun to see flashbacks to that team here – including a human Beast! – in their old costumes.After the X-Men capture Ice Man, the story slows down a bit to explain that Bobby Drake is pissed because he and Lorna (Polaris) tried to quit the X-Men and have a normal life. Lorna kept guilting Bobby telling him they should use their powers for good, but Bobby didn’t want to re-expose himself. Finally, it looks like Lorna has gone missing and the only clue he has is the name of that compound he was attacking. After Rogue breaks Bobby out of the X-Men’s captivity, they get caught by some mysterious mutants. The A-Team of X-Men gets sent in after them only to discover the mysterious mutants are actually X-Factor: Havoc, Polaris, Multiple Man, and Strong Guy. Forge even shows up at the end to explain the misunderstanding.Although there’s not a ton of substance in the plot, the X-Factor mutants fighting the X-Men and the various exploits of Ice Man actually show off some of the show’s best animation in a single episode.One Man’s WorthThink of this episode as It’s a Wonderful Life, but about Charles Xavier. Bishop is back to correct the timeline once again, this time, he needs to stop Master Mold (last seen on our timeline in season one) who sends a time traveling mutant and Nimrod back to the 1950s to kill a pre-Professor X Xavier. It turns out they succeed, which sends a ripple through time. In an alternate future 1990, Magneto leads all the mutants we’ve come to know and love against the robots controlled by the humans in an all out-race war. Wolverine and Storm are married (!!!) which becomes the centerpiece of the show when Bishop convinces the two alt-version mutants to go back in time to save the Professor.The two-part episode doesn’t focus so much on Professor X, considering he’s the one man referenced in the title, but becomes a story about Storm and Wolverine who are in love but know that they have to erase that relationship to rely on the promise of Charles Xavier. This is all dealt with at the arch level of an animated superhero cartoon action show, but that doesn’t make it any less melancholy when the episode ends, and we see Storm and Wolverine had reverted to just being members of the X-Men as we remember them. Storm’s re-design also has her sporting her white mohawk look, which is so much cooler.Beyond Good and Evil“Beyond Good and Evil” is a four-part story that takes place in the fourth season, and even though there are a handful of episodes and a whole fifth season after it, the story was originally planned to be the series finale of the show…which is very odd. Apocalypse, Mr. Sinister and the Brotherhood of Mutants team up, which makes for an excellent line-up of villains, but the rest of the “story” gets pretty weird. With Apocalypse’s discovery of the “Axis of Time” (which exists outside of space-time), he devises a convoluted scheme to kidnap the greatest psychics in the X-Men universe to break all of creation.This would have been a weird finale because there’s virtually nothing for the most popular characters of the series to do. Bishop tries to time travel back and help the X-Men, but gets bumped out of the time stream where he spends two episodes wandering around the Mario Kart Rainbow Roadmap before rejoining the narrative. Cable shows up to add another layer of time travel to try and stop Apocalypse, and eventually the professor and Jean Grey (married again!) join the plot for the climax. There isn’t a lot for the X-Men to do in this episode that was supposed to be the last, but that doesn’t devalue “Beyond Good and Evil” as a story arc that attempted to throw all the craziness of the series into four episodes.last_img read more

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