Panaji police arrest man for trespass, voyeurism

first_imgThe city police on Thursday night arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly breaking into homes at night in his underwear and staring at women and occasionally stealing cash, in an apartment complex on the outskirts of the city. The accused, Tulsidas Shirodkar, resident of Taleigao near here, was taken to Panaji Town police station, after residents of Adwalpalkar Horizon collectively complained to the police. “The accused has been booked under Sections 457 (trespass), 380 (theft), 354(c) (voyeurism) on Friday,” a police spokesperson said. “In three cases, complainants have said that money was also missing from the house, so we have booked him for theft,” he added.In the complaint, some residents, whose homes had been broken into, alleged that Mr. Shirodkar was in his underwear with oil smeared on his body.“I woke up once and saw him staring at me. I shouted in alarm, but he had disappeared before someone could arrive,” a woman said. Another victim said that he was lying next to her and her relative when they were sleeping on the bed. “I felt something next to me and shouted when I felt it was another person. But at that time I thought it was a dream because when I put on the light nobody was there,” the woman said.The police have activated a cluster approach dialogue with residents of various housing complexes in North Goa and housing societies and residents have been advised to streamline their security systems, strictly implement tenant verification systems and network with police personnel of the nearest station.last_img read more

Play By The Rules e-Bulletin

first_imgPlease find enclosed the Play By The Rules e-Bulletin for March/April, which includes the latest news and information on keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive.In this edition, read articles about club culture, new toolkits to help your association and several grants currently available. To find out more about Play By The Rules, please visit their website:www.playbytherules.net.au To view this e-Bulletin, please click on the attachment below.Related Filespbtr-ebulletin-march-april-2013-pdfRelated LinksPlay By The Ruleslast_img

10 months agoMan Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management team

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ready to rip heart out of Tottenham management teamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United want to rip the heart out of Tottenham’s management team.The Times says United are preparing an offer for manager Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez.They are also keen on landing Tottenham’s head of coaching and player development John McDermott.Pochettino was stopped from answering questions on speculation linking him to the Manchester United job at a Spurs press conference earlier this week.When previewing Sunday’s Premier League game at Everton, questions on the subject were repeatedly shut down by the club’s press officer, who insisted the matter had already been discussed. last_img read more

10 months ago​Juventus offer Khedira for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey

first_img​Juventus offer Khedira for Arsenal midfielder Ramseyby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus are willing to sign Aaron Ramsey in the January transfer window.Ramsey is out of contract in the summer, when Juve and other clubs could sign him on a free.But the Italian giants want him now to help with their battle to win the UEFA Champions League.And Calciomercato suggests that Juve could offer Arsenal a swap deal with Sami Khedira to secure Ramsey this month.The outlet claims Khedira is a player that Unai Emery would like to sign at the Emirates Stadium club.28-year-old Ramsey has 2 goals and 6 assists in 18 Premier League appearances this season – with 10 coming as a substitute. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month ago​Arsenal loanee Nketiah fires Leeds past Barnsley

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal loanee Nketiah fires Leeds past Barnsleyby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United sealed a tough away win in the Championship over Barnsley.The promotion hopefuls left it late in the game but sealed all three points with a 2-0 win.Loanee Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to break the deadlock, while Mateusz Klich made the game safe for Leeds.Both teams had chances early in the game, with the action being end to end.But it was not until the calmness of Nketiah coming off the sub’s bench that Leeds got their breakthrough.Barnsley may feel hard done by, given their excellent performance in the game.They had picked a very young side for the clash, with all their players aged 24 or less. last_img read more

Video: Notre Dame RB Josh Adams Sprinted For A 98-Yard TD Against Wake Forest

first_imgJosh Adams stiff arms a defender on his way to the endzone.Josh Adams TDNo C.J. Prosise, no problem for Notre Dame. Freshman Josh Adams, who is filling in for Prosise, just broke off a 98-yard touchdown run to put the No. 4 Irish up 21-0 on Wake Forest.Buried at the their own 1 following a fourth-down stop, Notre Dame called for a quarterback sneak on first down before handing to Adams on 2nd-and-9. The result was the longest run ever at Notre Dame Stadium and the longest play from scrimmage in program history. Josh Adams takes it 98 yards To. The. House!!! 21-0 Notre Dame #WAKEvsND pic.twitter.com/d2ikSHNqTj— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) November 14, 2015Nasty stiff-arm there too from Adams.Stiff arm to paradise https://t.co/k95mgyRFX9— Boba Bettis (@CBusIrish) November 14, 2015Not too bad for the freshman.last_img

Jamaica to increase renewables target to 50% – PM Holness

first_imgStory Highlights The previous target of 30% renewables was set as policy by Cabinet. Prime Minister Andrew has announced that Jamaica will officially increase its target for use of renewable energy to 50 percent. Prime Minister Andrew has announced that Jamaica will officially increase its target for use of renewable energy to 50 percent.The previous target of 30% renewables was set as policy by Cabinet.However, speaking at the handing over ceremony to install solar panels at the Office of Prime Minister yesterday (October 16), Prime Minister Holness said the previous target of 30% renewables to Jamaica’s energy mix was not ambitious enough.“We are working even harder to a more ambitious target to reach 50% of our electricity generation being from renewables by 2030. Pushing our energy generation to be 50-50 by 2030; fossil fuels and renewables is in our national security interest, in our survival interest,” declared Prime Minister Holness.He said at present pace the previous target of 30% could be achieved by 2020, if the country remains on track in diversifying its energy use.He called on all Jamaicans including Government agencies to remain committed to using renewables.In the meantime, the Prime Minister is calling on Small Island Developing States to embrace renewables in a larger way.According to Prime Minister Holness those countries more susceptible to the effects of climate change are SIDS like Jamaica.“People who will be on the front line of climate change catastrophes will be SIDS like Jamaica. The ignorance of the threat is not just on those who for political or academic reasons decide to be blind it; it is also those who will be directly impacted by it but are too poor to have the information, to process the information, to understand the information and so they exist in ignorant oblivion to what could potentially unfold to their disaster”, explained Prime Minister Holness.Mr Holness said SIDS must therefore encourage inclusiveness in matters pertaining to climate change.“It behoves members of Small Island Developing States to bring their population along to the conversation about climate change to explain to them what is happening but to also take the proactive steps in ensuring that we can recover from climate change disasters. In other words, we have to take steps not just so that we can adopt, not just so that we can adapt new technology but so that we are resilient, that we can recover and survive,” explained Mr Holness.The installation of solar panels at the OPM was done through a partnership with the National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL), the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), the international non-profit group Solar Head of State and the Clinton Foundation.The installation of the panels at the OPM will result in a diversified energy mix and a reduction in electricity costs. However, speaking at the handing over ceremony to install solar panels at the Office of Prime Minister yesterday (October 16), Prime Minister Holness said the previous target of 30% renewables to Jamaica’s energy mix was not ambitious enough.last_img read more

Seven candidates vie for expremier Philippe Couillards former seat in byelection

first_imgQUEBEC — Seven candidates are in the running for a byelection to replace former Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard in the provincial riding of Roberval.The riding has been vacant since Couillard quit politics days after losing October’s provincial election.Elections Quebec says following a Saturday deadline, seven parties have put up a candidate seeking to replace the former premier when voters in the riding go to the polls on Dec. 10.Couillard garnered 42 per cent of the votes cast on Oct. 1, easily winning the riding in the province’s Saguenay region.The Coalition Avenir Quebec currently have 74 seats in the 125-seat legislature, followed by the Liberals at 29 and the Parti Quebecois and Quebec solidaire at 10 each, and one Independent member.Both sovereigntist parties were granted official party status on Thursday following a deal with government in spite of each falling two seats short of the minimum, meaning additional budgets and powers.The deal is expected to be ratified when the new legislative session begins next week with a first sitting on Tuesday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Photos Tom Arnold And JJ Abrams Attend Got Your 6 Event

first_imgGot Your 6 and The Mission Continues held a special Service Project Event at Universal Studios last week.Chris Marvin, Managing Director of Got Your 6, J.J. Abrams, Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios and Eric Greitens, CEO of The Mission Continues at the Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues Service Project EventCredit/Copyright: NBCUNIVERSALGot Your 6 is a Hollywood-backed campaign devoted to changing the conversation surrounding veterans. Got Your 6 is a military term that means “I’ve got your back.” Check out GotYour6.org for more info.Chris Marvin, Managing Director of Got Your 6, Brandon Routh and Eric Greitens, COO of The Mission Continues at the Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues Service ProjectCredit/Copyright: NBCUNIVERSALThe event was a huge success! Led by Got Your 6 Managing Director Chris Marvin and national veteran nonprofit, The Mission Continues, over 250 veterans, volunteers and celebs such as NBCU President and COO, Ron Meyer, J.J. Abrams, Tom Arnold, Greg Grunberg, Jon Favreau, Hannah Simone, Brandon Routh and more spent the morning filling more than 5,000 backpacks with food for food-insecure children. Veterans and celebrities then delivered the backpacks to more than a dozen LAUSD schools.Chris Marvin, Managing Director of Got Your 6, Tom Arnold, Eric Greitens, CEO of The Mission Continues at the Got Your 6 and The Mission Continues Service Project Event at Universal Studios.Credit/Copyright: NBCUNIVERSALGreg Grunberg, Chris Marvin, Managing Director of Got Your 6, D.W. Moffett and Eric Greitens, CEO of The Mission ContinuesCredit/Copyright: NBCUNIVERSALlast_img read more

Trudeau says pipeline wouldnt get approval without environmental confidence

first_imgTrudeau says he’s confident his government’s ocean protection and emergency preparedness plans will protect Canada’s environment and he wouldn’t have approve the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline otherwise.About 100 people protesting against the pipeline expansion chanted “Leave it in the ground” not far from where the prime minister was getting a tour of a Canadian Coast Guard ship.Trudeau says decisions aren’t based on who shouts the loudest, but on science and evidence.About 200 people have been arrested near Kinder Morgan’s marine terminal in Burnaby, B.C., in the last month during protests against the pipeline expansion.Trudeau travels to Fort McMurray, Alta., on Friday when he was scheduled to visit a new Suncor facility.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was also on a B.C. tour swing during this week’s break from Parliament. VICTORIA, B.C. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his message of environmental protection and the need for an oil pipeline are the same as he visits British Columbia and Alberta this week.Trudeau told reporters in Victoria that the federal government needs to build a strong economy and protect the environment at the same time.He said pipeline protesters outside the event probably approve of his government’s carbon pricing plan, and when he gets to Alberta he’ll likely meet people who aren’t happy about that idea but like the pipeline approval. Scheer spent three days in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, a region where the Conservatives would like to win back some of the seats they lost to the Liberals and NDP in 2015.In visits to Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver, Scheer delivered speeches on everything from small business tax changes to government debt, and promised again that the first bill he would introduce if he becomes the prime minister is the repeal of a requirement for every province to have a price on pollution.Scheer also spent time lambasting the Liberals new gun legislation, which aims to tighten controls on the sale and trackingof firearms, calling it a new gun registry. The Liberals say the bill is not a registry, but helps police investigating gun crimescenter_img with new requirements for retailers to keep records of inventory and sales for at least 20 years, while ensuring sellers make sure a buyer’s license is valid before selling them a gun.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Enbridge proposes priority contracts for Mainline oil export system in 2021

first_imgEnbridge reported moving a record volume of 2.785 million bpd from Canada to U.S. in November and said it remains focused on finding incremental ways to increase capacity.Its Line 3 expansion project is expected to add 370,000 bpd to take the Mainline system to 3.225 million bpd capacity when it starts up in late 2019.The company estimates that oilsands production is about 450,000 bpd above local refining and pipeline capacity and forecasts that as much as 600,000 bpd in new output could be added by 2025.Enbridge announced $1.8 billion in new investments on Tuesday, including the $265-million purchase of pipeline and terminal assets in northern Alberta from oilsands producer Athabasca Oil Corp. The Calgary-based pipeline, utility and power company said it will also spend US$600 million to buy a 22.75 percent interest in the Gray Oak Liquids Pipeline, which is under construction and expected to deliver light crude oil to Corpus Christi, Texas, starting in late 2019.That project is expected to help supply an offshore shipping port in the Gulf of Mexico proposed by Enbridge with partners Kinder Morgan Inc. and Germany-based Oiltanking GmbH, the company revealed.Enbridge also committed about $800 million in spending on four natural gas transmission expansion projects in the United States that are to come into service in the 2020-23 time frame.The company said it will raise its dividend by 10 percent for next year and anticipates another 10 percent increase in its dividend for 2020.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) Oilsands giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has charged the system is a leading cause of the current “dysfunctional” oil market in Western Canada, where a lack of pipeline export space as production rises is blamed for recent steep discounts in oil prices.“We’re seeing pretty good interest in this concept around priority access,” said Enbridge CEO Al Monaco on a webcast from the company’s investor day in New York on Tuesday, adding negotiations with shippers have started in advance of a July 2021 expiry of the current agreement.He said shippers and Enbridge will both get toll and volume certainty if the new system is adopted.“And that’s part of this discussion. That the shippers will have an interest, we will have some interest, and it’s up to us to line those up,” he said.Enbridge plans to hold an open season to gauge shipper interest early next year and file an application with the National Energy Board to make the change, Guy Jarvis, president of liquids pipelines, said.He added he doesn’t think the regulator will deny permission because it allowed the Trans Mountain system, now owned by the federal government, to make the same switch from common carriage to a hybrid contract-spot shipper system.center_img CALGARY, A.B. – Enbridge Inc. is proposing a fundamental change in how it assigns space on its Mainline pipeline system that will allow up to 90 percent of its capacity to be reserved for priority customers.The 2.85-million-barrel-per-day network of pipelines, the largest export option for Western Canadian producers, operates as a common carrier, where customers nominate the volume of crude they would like to ship each month.Those nominations have exceeded the volume available for much of 2018, leading to “apportioning” or cutbacks in all shipments, which have angered many producers.last_img read more

BC civil liberties association to release CSIS papers on environmental group

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association is set to release what it calls a “trove” of heavily redacted documents disclosed by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service on Monday morning.They concern the BCCLA’s allegation that CSIS was monitoring the organizing activities and peaceful protests of Indigenous groups and environmentalists who were opposed to the now-defunct Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipepline project.The civil liberties association complained to the Security Intelligence Review Committee in 2014, alleging CSIS was monitoring those opposed to the pipeleine and sharing this information with the National Energy Board and petroleum industry companies. The CSIS watchdog dismissed the allegations, finding the spy service collected some information about peaceful anti-pipeline groups, but only incidentally in the process of investigating legitimate threats to oil industry projects.The BCCLA challenged the watchdog’s findings in federal court, leading to the review committee’s heavily censored report being released in Demeber 2018.Now, BCCLA says a confidentiality order by the watchdog has been partially lifted, allowing them to release the documents disclosed by CSIS, which will be published and made searchable on a website called the “Protest Papers.”last_img read more

Modi to address rally in Jammu on March 28

first_imgJammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in the outskirts of Jammu city on March 28 in support of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, a senior BJP leader said Monday. Sitting BJP MPs Jugal Kishore Sharma and Jitendra Singh are seeking re-election from the Jammu and the Udhampur parliamentary constituencies in the state. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally to be held at Panchayat Doomi, tehsil Bhalwal, in Jammu on March 28,” BJP national vice-president and J&K in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna told reporters here. Khanna reviewed the arrangements of the rally at a meeting of party leaders here after inspecting the venue site. BJP state president Ravinder Raina and other senior leaders from the state were present in the meeting. The grand start of the BJP’s ‘Vijayrath’ in the region will take place from this rally, Khanna claimed. He told party leaders that people will be visiting in large numbers to listen to their popular leader and hence, adequate security and other arrangements should be ensured in connivance with the local administration.last_img read more

LinkedIn relies more on users than AI to dump bad profiles

first_imgNew Delhi: In February, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer B. Chandrakala found a LinkedIn fake account running in her name. After registering a case under the Information Technology (IT) Act, the police swung into action and got LinkedIn to shut that fake account. Under investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in an illegal mining case in Uttar Pradesh, Chandrakala was shocked to see the fake account being run on LinkedIn in her name using her photograph and designation and publishing objectionable obscene content. Not just fake accounts, there have been several cases of fraudsters impersonating staffing agencies on the LinkedIn platform and people keeping duplicate or multiple profiles with ease. The goal of such people, according to Bruce Johnston, a famed LinkedIn sales and marketing consultant, is to harvest email addresses from connections, identity theft, phishing, spear phishing and other scams and impersonation. The real game is to identify such problems first-hand — via Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled algorithms which the company has invested heavily in — in order to weed out bad actors quickly and act pro-actively, without waiting for users to flag such content. “As fake profiles can be replaced just as quickly as they are detected and stamped out, this is a real problem,” wrote Johnston in a blog post some time back. Human-centric AI and Machine Learning (ML) is helping — to a great extent — Facebook, Twitter and Google stamp out bad content, terror-related posts, political interference, misinformation, abuse and several other inauthentic behaviours even before users flag them. LinkedIn said that “one of the ways we ensure that accounts are real is by building automated detection systems at scale for detecting and taking action against fake accounts”. “Unfortunately, LinkedIn is the target of bad actors who constantly try to create fake accounts,” the company said in a recent blog-post. The company, however, does not have a satisfactory answer when it comes to identifying a person who is between jobs or has joined at some other place but keeps old or multiple profiles on the platform. “Members come to LinkedIn to connect with their community, learn from each other and access opportunity. The best way to do that is to keep their profile updated, including sharing news and insights,” says the Microsoft-owned platform. LinkedIn gives users the option to flag inappropriate or fake profiles on its platform – profiles that contain profanity, empty profiles with fake names, or profiles that are impersonating public figures. The company told IANS that while there may be multiple reasons why members take more time to update their profiles, it is possible for other members to report inaccurate information. “We take each report very seriously and our team reviews each case individually. If the information is inaccurate, we take action, which can include removing the content,” said a LinkedIn spokesperson. Specifically for fake accounts, said LinkedIn, it investigates suspected violations of our Terms of Service, including the creation of false profiles, and take immediate action when violations are uncovered. “A human element will always be necessary to catch fake accounts that have evaded our models,” said the company. “While we strive to take down fake accounts before they interact with our members, we also get signals from our members who report suspicious activity on the site,” the company added. It, however, appears that LinkedIn at the moment relies more on users than its AI and ML solutions to keep its platform sanitised.last_img read more

Morocco Waitress Kidnapped and GangRaped

first_imgCasablanca- Rape, in its most inhuman forms, still prevails in Morocco despite all efforts to combat it. A waitress was recently gang-raped in Meknes.According to daily Assabah, a 19-year-old waitress was kidnapped then gang-raped by four people in Meknes. The three suspects were presented to the Prosecutor on charges of kidnapping, violence and rape. The young waitress was kidnapped at 4:00 a.m. at the café where she works, before the eyes of the café owner and his customers. According to local police, the café clients could not intervene to save the girl as the three suspects were drunk and armed with swords they used to kidnap her. The waitress told the police that she had already been the victim of rape when she was 17, but never dared to report that to the police because of her fear of the consequences. The abolition of Article 475 of the criminal code, which allowed rapists to flee justice by marrying their victims, does not seem to change the bitter truth about rape in Morocco. The rate of violence and child rape are still high in the kingdom, and the reasons for that mainly are attributed on the lack of stricter laws to punish the perpetrators.   © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Mens basketball Ohio State looking for right mindset to take down No

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate slams home a dunk against Navy on Nov. 11 in Annapolis, Maryland. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorFollowing the attack that occurred on the Ohio State campus in Columbus, the Buckeyes men’s basketball team took a moment during their Tuesday press conference to reflect on the events, and express their thanks for the University Police officer who responded.“We got to keep issues off the court, but, I mean, it’s scary,” said OSU junior forward Jae’Sean Tate. “Somebody lost their life yesterday, and more people were injured. It’s terrible but I’m glad that we have police around who responded very quickly, contained the situation before it got even more out of hand.”While the investigation is ongoing, and students and staff on campus attempt to return to life as usual in Columbus, the Buckeyes will play at No. 6 Virginia on Saturday evening. The Cavaliers are 6-0, and have defeated their opponents by an average of more than 29 points per game.Virginia already was going to be a stout challenge coming into the game, but Monday’s events might weigh heavily on the minds of those in attendance and on the athletes. Senior forward Marc Loving said the Buckeyes will be looking for focus even after the attacks.“I know some things that happened yesterday are going to be in our mind during the game,” he said. “Things that happened could have a negative effect on, obviously, the morale on campus and this team. But when we step in this gym, we try to block out all aspects whether it’s the classroom, or it’s any distraction that’s possibly going on and just hone on in the time we have in practice together and just get better.”Saturday’s contest will be just the second true away game for the Cavaliers. Led by redshirt junior guard Darius Thompson with a 10 points-per-game average, Virginia is coming off an Elite Eight finish in the NCAA tournament.Last season, Virginia finished with a 29-8 record, and was behind only North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Tate said OSU will be focusing on quicker ball movement in practice to try and overcome the challenge ahead.“We hold onto the ball a little too long,” he said. “Other than that, you know when we catch the ball we immediately know what we’re going to do with it, not catch it and think about what we’re going to do and allow the defense to set up and get back in the gaps.”On defense, Virginia is allowing just 41.8 points per game which gives it a +31.5 scoring margin when matched with the team’s average points per game. Combine that with a with a suffocating defense that has picked up 7.7 steals and 5.0 blocks per game, and the Cavaliers are by far the biggest test for OSU so far this year. Even with the seemingly insurmountable task ahead, OSU coach Thad Matta is ready to see what his team can do. “I like where this team is,” he said. “I mean, obviously, we’re playing not a really good basketball team, we’re playing a great basketball team. Very, very impressed with Virginia. I’m excited to play them all night just to … you know the game ends and we get a pretty good gauge where we are. I think that we’re making strides in the right direction.”Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. in Charlottesville, Virginia. read more

Mens basketball Ohio State goes for three in a row hosting Northwestern

Ohio State junior forward Jae’Sean Tate drives to the basket against a Purdue defender against the Boilermakers on Jan. 5 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | For The LanternIt wasn’t long ago that the Ohio State men’s basketball team was 6-0 heading into a matchup at Virginia. Then, the Buckeyes lost seven of their next 11 games, including four consecutive Big Ten contests. On Sunday, a win against the Northwestern Wildcats (15-4, 4-2) would make it three straight for the Buckeyes and put them right back into the thick of things in the one of the most difficult conferences to figure out this season.OSU escaped Nebraska with a 67-66 win on Thursday off a game-winning layup from senior forward Marc Loving with 0.6 seconds remaining. It was the Buckeyes first road win since Nov. 11 at Navy — the first game of the season.For the second consecutive game, the Scarlet and Gray were able to dig themselves out of a hole. The Buckeyes were down by as much as 10 in the second half, but found a way to still win the game in a tough road environment. At 2-4 in the Big Ten, OSU still has its backs against the metaphorical wall, but the team is beginning to see a little daylight.“It’s definitely a step in the right direction,” Loving said. “Before, we hadn’t been able to execute out of timeouts after drawing up a play and I was just happy to see that.”Last time out against Northwestern, the Wildcats had a seven-point halftime lead before OSU exploded for a 15-point advantage in the second half to take the game 71-63. Five players were in double figures for the Buckeyes, which was the case in last Sunday’s win against Michigan State.Four players scored double-digit points for the Buckeyes against Nebraska. Loving had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The second-half difference was OSU locking down on defense — the Cornhuskers shot 24 percent in the second half — and limiting turnovers. OSU committed 11 in the first half and zero in the second. A step in the right direction, maybe, but coach Thad Matta said those errors are unacceptable, especially against a Northwestern team that ranks 37th in the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, according to KenPom ratings. OSU is 72nd best in that category.“I want to see how we can continue to grow. We’re not a team that can feel good,” Matta said. “The biggest thing I want these guys to understand is we didn’t play very well in the first half. And to look and say, ‘well, we won the game, everything is fine.’ It’s not fine.”NorthwesternThe Wildcats are in the best shape the program has been in since the 2011-12 season to make the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Northwestern has lost close games to top-25 opponents Butler and Notre Dame, and beaten notable opponents like Dayton and Wake Forest this season. Coach Chris Collins’ team received seven votes this past week for the Associated Press top 25 and currently sits as a No. 9 seed in ESPN’s Joe Lunardi’s most recent bracketology. A road win in Columbus for the first time since 1977 would make the Wildcats even more appealing to the eyes of the selection committee and AP voters.Northwestern has three players averaging at least 12 points a game, all of whom have had success in the past against OSU. Junior leading scorer Scottie Lindsey has been the most improved player for the Wildcats, averaging 15.8 points per contest compared to 6.4 last season. Lindsey has attempted 109 3-pointers this season, converting on 41.Vic Law and Bryant McIntosh are the two other leaders for the Wildcats. Law sat out all of last season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Since his return, he is scoring better than 14 points per game and shooting 45 percent from 3. McIntosh leads the conference with 5.6 assists per game, but does turn the ball over roughly three times per contest.Northwestern is rated No. 31 by KenPom whereas OSU is No. 57.The GameIf there’s advantage anywhere in the matchup, it will be determined on the glass and in turnover margin. OSU has struggled allowing offensive rebounds in several matchups. The Buckeyes have equally struggled in keeping possession once they get it.OSU turns over the ball 13 times per game with a negative turnover margin. Northwestern commits 11 turnovers per game and has a positive turnover margin. On the glass, OSU gave up nine offensive rebounds to a Nebraska team that averages 11.7 per game. Northwestern gathers less than 10 offensive rebounds on average, but ranks tied for 117th in the nation in defensive rebounding to OSU at 15th with over 26 per game.Foul trouble for OSU’s top rebounders was a problem against Nebraska. Redshirt junior center Trevor Thompson, who averages nine rebounds per game, fouled out at the last media timeout and junior forward Jae’Sean Tate played with four fouls for the final four minutes. If it becomes an issue again on Sunday, OSU could have difficulty with putting bodies on 6-foot-8 Dererk Pardon and 6-foot-6 Sanjay Lumpkin and limit second-chance opportunities.Still, OSU has played well at home and there’s isn’t a reason why the Buckeyes shouldn’t play well with a chance to extend the winning streak. Thompson should own the glass which will prove to be the difference.Prediction: Ohio State 71, Northwestern 65 read more

Nightmare continues for Ohio State volleyball

Correction: Oct. 29, 2013Andrea Kacsits’ name was initially spelled wrong in this article. It was been changed to reflect the correct spelling. Sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits (4) defends a shot during a match against Nebraska Oct. 25 at St. John Arena. OSU lost, 3-1.Credit: Brandon Klein / Lantern photographerThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team, which has now dropped six straight matches, hit the half way point of the conference season with a 2-8 record.“We are not the team we were in this nightmare of a first half,” sophomore middle blocker Andrea Kacsits said. “We’ll be better in the second half (of the season) for sure.”The No. 24 Buckeyes, who have not won since Oct. 5 at Indiana, dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 13 Nebraska Friday at St. John Arena.“We need to remember what it feels like to win, and love that feeling enough to want to do it every time,” Kacsits said of the team’s recent struggles.The Buckeyes looked strong early Friday, taking the first set 25-22, but were unable to build on that form the rest of the way.Nebraska jumped out to a 12-4 lead over OSU in the second set, eventually winning it 25-12. The third ended 25-17 in favor of the Cornhuskers, and a late rally was not enough for OSU as they fell 25-19 in the final set.The final period was close until the end, as the Buckeyes only trailed one point, 20-19, but five straight Nebraska points closed out the match.Coach Geoff Carlston said his team can take positives from the match, but they still have work to do in the second half of Big Ten play.“I thought some individuals played really well (against Nebraska),” Carlston said. “I think (we had) … the effort that we need to get better.”Carlston has been working with multiple lineups during the losing streak, going with a two setter look against Nebraska as freshman Maggie Heim and junior Taylor Sherwin both saw significant playing time.“It’s an option, something that I like components of,” Carlston said about the different look.Heim finished with three kills and 14 assists while Sherwin tallied 24 assists.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary led the Buckeyes with 12 kills, while Kacsits added eight of 14 attempts for an attack percentage of .500.Senior outside hitter Kelsey Robinson led the match with 19 kills for Nebraska, while freshman outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen had 16 and sophomore middle blocker Meghan Haggerty added 10.After the loss, the Buckeyes have a week to rest, with their next match scheduled for Friday against No. 10 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.Leary said the second half of the season gives the Buckeyes a chance to see teams again and learn from their mistakes.“The good thing about the Big Ten is you play everyone twice,” she said. “Now everyone knows the teams better, they know us better, we know them better.”Carlston said the time off will help his team’s rhythm and give them a chance to get back on the same page.“We’re going to take these days off, regroup, and really focus on the second half of the season,” he said.After their match at Michigan State, the Buckeyes are scheduled to head to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a date with the No. 17 Michigan Wolverines. read more

Petit urges Pogba to get angry

first_imgFormer France international Emmanuel Petit wants to see an “angry” Paul Pogba at the World Cup in order to display his true potential at RussiaThe former Juventus star has been criticised for his inconsistent performances since making his return to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 for a then-world record fee of €105m.Pogba was benched regularly by Jose Mourinho towards the end of last season amid rumours of a falling out between the pair.Petit, who won 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 with France, believes that the upcoming tournament at Russia may provide Pogba with the perfect platform to show the world that he is among the best and urged his compatriot to “get angry”.ole gunnar solskjaer, manchester unitedReport: Up to seven first team players out for United George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Manchester United have some serious injury problems with up to seven first-team players out.This Saturday, United have a Premier League clash with Leicester City….“We all know Pogba has great potential but I want to see the same Pogba I saw against Manchester City when United won 3-2,” Petit told Paddy Power, via Metro.“I want to see that Pogba, with the mindset that he is against the world, when he has no option but to show to the rest of the world that he has the potential to be one of the best in his position.“He thrives on anger sometimes and I want that Pogba. I wish we could have Pogba like this every game. Every time he is angry, every time he has this anger inside of him and he wants to show people are wrong, I know I want this guy.”France will face Australia on Saturday in their opening Group C game in the World Cup.last_img read more

Former Ligue 1 footballer shot dead

first_imgAS Saint-Etienne former player William Gomis was killed in La Seyne-Sur-Mer as confirmed by the team’s official websiteFootballer William Gomis turned down a professional contract by French Ligue 1 club AS Saint-Etienne offered during the summer.And now, the former French Ligue 1 player has been found dead alongside a 14-year-old boy in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, southeastern France.The French police have not confirmed the circumstances surrounding their deaths, but 24 AK-47 rounds were found in the street.According to the Russia Today team Saint-Etienne released a statement where they honored a “solid and elusive defender.”William Gomis appeared for the club’s reserve side last season in 18 occasions.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“Appreciated by his former teammates and educators for his human qualities, the young player, who would have turned 20 in December, did all his training at the club where he had arrived at the age of 15,” the press release added.“The club’s leaders, coaches, players, and employees are deeply affected by William’s sudden death and offer their deepest sympathies to his family.”⚫️ L’#ASSE profondément affectée par le décès tragique de son ancien joueur William #Gomis ➡️ https://t.co/cIhuZKzfGa pic.twitter.com/fX2SCJKGpg— AS Saint-Etienne (@ASSEofficiel) September 10, 2018last_img read more