21 days ago​Arsenal boss Emery delighted with Tierney performance

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say ​Arsenal boss Emery delighted with Tierney performanceby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted with Kieran Tierney after his return from injury.The summer signing from Celtic backed up his impressive debut last week with another quality display in Thursday’s comfortable win over Standard Liege.Asked about Tierney’s performance, Emery said: “Kieran after his injury is coming back with a good attitude.”He played last week against Nottingham Forest for 80 minutes with a good performance, and tonight was another very good performance.”We are a better competitive team with him and with Sead Kolasinac at left back. We are happy with him.” last_img

4-Star Alabama Commit VanDarius Cowan Makes It Clear He Isn’t Interested In Any Other Schools

first_imgVanDarius Cowan commits to Alabama and poses with Nick Saban.Palm Beach Gardens (FL) defensive end/outside linebacker VanDarius Cowan wants fans to know he’s not considering any other school.After committing to Florida State, Cowan switched his interest to the Crimson Tide, to which he gave a hard commitment in April. With recruits constantly posting their top schools of interest across social media, Cowan took the time to emphasize to ‘Bama fans that he’s not going anywhere else. Here is my Top 4 No order … Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Thanks To Everyone that have recruited me this far— VanDarius Cowan (@vandarius98) July 15, 2016The OLB is ranked at No. 141 on 247Sports’ National Composite Rankings. The site also ranked him as the 23rd-best player in the state of Florida.last_img

Facebook shuts hundreds of Russialinked pages accounts

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first_imgLONDON — Facebook says it has removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations, in its latest effort to fight fake news.The social media company said Thursday it took action after finding two networks “that engaged in co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its Facebook and Instagram platforms.Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said in a blog post that one network operated in countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the other focused on Ukraine.The people running the accounts represented themselves as independent news sources and posted on topics like anti-NATO sentiment and protest movements.Gleicher says one network of 364 pages and accounts was linked to employees of Sputnik, a Russian state-run English-language news site.Sputnik did not reply to emailed requests for comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Old Fort residents could return home once new road is complete

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Westrek Geotechnical says some residents of the Old Fort could return home once the road into the community is finished.In a posting to the Peace River Regional District website late Friday, the PRRD said Westrek says things are looking favourable to possibly allow some residents to return home when road standards are met.The message goes onto say “The PRRD is working with  MOTI to ensure 24/7 operation of a semi-permanent access road capable of supporting emergency vehicles, school buses, other service vehicles, and all resident motor vehicles. 50% legal axle loading restrictions will remain.” The final geotechnical report on the slide should be completed by the middle of next week.  The report was supposed to be finished this week, but a large amount of new data from the Province was given to Westrek on Wednesday.Once the PRRD receives the geotechnical report, the report will then be sent for a peer and legal reviews.  From there, the PRRD will determine the next steps for residents of the Old Fort.The Regional District has not yet released a timeline for when the report will be released to the public.last_img read more

Night shift can affect bladder health

first_imgWorking night shifts may deteriorate your quality of life by affecting your bladder, researchers have warned. Night shift workers reported a significantly higher rate of overactive bladder, and a poorer quality of life when compared with day shift workers, suggests the study presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Barcelona. They also need to pee more, said researchers, including Cosimo De Nunzio of Sant´Andrea Hospital, Rome. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”We know that long-term night work is stressful, and is associated with increased levels of health problems. This work shows that constant night workers may have a higher urinary frequency as well as a decline in their own quality of life,” said De Nunzio. “One of the most concerning things about this work is everyone in our sample was under 50. We normally expect bladder problems with older people, but here we have younger people expressing a deteriorating quality of life,” the author added. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardFor the study, the researchers surveyed 68 men and 68 women between March and October 2018. All were workers in the Italian National Health System, with 66 of the volunteers working night shifts, on average, 11 hours per night shift. The 70 day workers worked an average of 9.1 hours per day. Using the generally accepted Overactive Bladder Questionnaire, the team found that those on night shift reported an average total score of 31, as against a score of 19 for those working day shifts. The team also found that night workers scored a significantly worse quality of life, with scores of 41 against 31 with day shift workers.last_img read more

Mughal emperors descendant claimant moves HC against release of film Ram Ki

first_imgNew Delhi: People have to be tolerant if the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under the Constitution has to survive, the Delhi High Court said on Wednesday. The observation by the court came while hearing a plea by a man, who claims to be a descendant of Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, seeking to stop the release of a film titled ‘Ram Ki Janmabhoomi’. “This court is of the view that whether right or not, people have to be tolerant if Article 19 (freedom of speech and expression) of the Constitution has to survive,” Justice Vibhu Bakhru said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder The court was hearing the petition by Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of the last Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, seeking directions to the movie’s producers and the Centre to stop release of the film which is slated to hit theatres on March 29. The observation assumes significance in view of the fact that Prince Yakub has alleged that the movie contained a “personal attack” on him and his “royal” family and would also affect the sovereignty and integrity of the country. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings He has also alleged that the film could create communal tensions in the country. The court, after hearing the petitioner’s lawyers, said the petition did not mention which portions of the movie or its trailer defamed him and his family or were a threat to the nation’s sovereignty and asked him to file a transcript of the objectionable content. The judge said the petitioner appeared to have based his entire case on the title of the movie. The court directed Tucy to file an amended petition, including the transcript of the objectionable portions, and listed the matter for hearing on Thursday.last_img read more

Chinese navy launches 2 new guided missile destroyers

first_imgBeijing: China, which is developing its navy at a feverish pace, has commissioned two more guided missile destroyers taking the total of such warships to 20 with more in the pipeline, state-media reported on Monday. Two Type 052D guided missile destroyers were launched last Friday in Dalian, a coastal city, state-run Global Times reported. Their commissioning marked the 19th and 20th of launches of their kind, the report said and quoted Chinese analysts as saying that plans are afoot to build more guided missile destroyers. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportChina now has 20 Type 052Ds either in active service or being fitted out for service soon, the report said. Destroyers are fast, highly manoeuvrable long distance warships which are also used to accompany the aircraft carriers. The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) last month celebrated its 70th anniversary in which Indian naval ships, including the indigenously developed missile destroyer, INS Kolkata along with tanker INS Shakti took part in the fleet review held at Qingdao. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe PLAN is currently regarded as the world’s fastest growing navy with new vessels being added to the fleet on a monthly basis. While it has one aircraft carrier, the Liaoning which was commissioned in 2012, its second indigenously built aircraft carrier is currently undergoing trials and a third one is being built at a feverish pace. China plans to acquire about five to six aircraft carriers in the coming years, according to reports in the official media. As part of the new military doctrine advocated by President Xi Jinping, the 2.3 million-strong Chinese military, the largest in the world, has cut down the size of its army by three lakhs in the last few years and expanded its navy and air force manifold to enhance its global influence. The Chinese navy for the first time in its history has logistic bases in Djibouti in the Indian Ocean and is developing Pakistan’s Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea. China also has acquired Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port in a debt swap for 99 years.last_img read more

Ohio State legend John Havlicek enjoying life away from spotlight

If he walked around campus today, how many students would recognize him? If students walking down High Street were asked to name the most accomplished basketball player in Ohio State history, would they know how to pronounce his last name? The likely answer to both questions is no. The truth is, time passed John Havlicek long ago. He was underappreciated during his career, and his name has fallen through the cracks of history, eventually finding a home in the world of forgotten yesterdays. Perhaps it was meant to be this way. With a tireless work ethic that reflected the blue-collar town he’s from, Havlicek was an unassuming star who put on his hard hat and quietly went to work, day in and day out. In 1978, he retired from the NBA third in career scoring, second in career minutes and first in games played. “When John Havlicek retired, I thought he was the greatest all-around player I had ever seen,” said Bob Ryan, former Celtics beat reporter for The Boston Globe and co-author of “Hondo: Celtic Man in Motion.” “There’s nobody today, no style that reminds me of John Havlicek.” Thirty-two years later, Havlicek’s name rarely escapes the mouths of OSU students. His hometown, Lansing, Ohio, has a population of about 500 people. His entire life was contained within a six-block radius. Though this eventually would work to Havlicek’s advantage, it bothered him that as a kid, his parents wouldn’t buy him a bicycle. “As a young boy, I never had a bicycle,” Havlicek said. “It was because we lived on a busy street, but all of my friends had one. So, when they would go from place to place, they’d ride their bikes and I would run.” That busy street was U.S. Route 40, and the Havliceks’ front door was about 12 feet from the highway. His elementary school was a block away from his house, and the church was across the street from the school. So, he ran. Everywhere. “Where I grew up, you played football, basketball and baseball,” Havlicek said. “Those were the three major sports that everyone played regardless.” That trend continued into high school, when Havlicek earned all-state honors in all three sports at Bridgeport High School. He visited OSU four times during his senior year, and three of those recruiting trips were football-related. Then-coach Woody Hayes wanted Havlicek to play for his football team. “I was from a small school, and I knew I wanted to play basketball. That was my preference,” Havlicek said. “I was tempted to try football, but I think things turned out best for me by just sticking with basketball.” For four years, Hayes kept an open locker and a clean jersey ready for Havlicek in case he changed his mind. Hayes also promised not to hassle Havlicek about his decision to play basketball and baseball at OSU instead of football, but that didn’t stop Hayes from ribbing him on occasion. “He once introduced me as ‘the best quarterback in the Big Ten, only he’s not playing,’” Havlicek said. OSU wanted Havlicek, but he wasn’t sure whether he belonged in the Big Ten. Lee Caryer, an OSU basketball historian and author of the book “Golden Age of Ohio State Basketball,” said Havlicek lacked self-confidence. “He didn’t think he was good enough. He was so impressed with (Jerry) Lucas, and he felt like he wasn’t as good as Lucas,” Caryer said. “That’s the kind of person he is. He was the last person to think he was something special.” Lucas was Ohio’s prodigal son at the time. A superstar at Middletown High School, he had no idea who Havlicek was when they met during their senior years. “I had never heard of him, really. He was in a different part of the state,” Lucas said. “The first time I met him was at the North-South All-Star Game for Ohio high school basketball players. John and I were on the same team. “We won that game pretty handedly,” he added, laughing. Lucas and Buckeye recruit Mel Nowell convinced Havlicek to follow them and play for OSU. Havlicek accepted and helped to form a recruiting class that would rival any OSU class. In 1959, the Buckeye basketball program had a freshman team, but the team could only practice against the varsity and play against the junior varsity squad before varsity games. The team didn’t travel or play a game against any other college. However, largely because of Lucas’ star power, fans packed St. John Arena for the freshmen scrimmages and left before the varsity games began. “We regularly beat the varsity in practice, and there were actually more fans that came to the freshman games than they did to the varsity games, unfortunately,” Lucas said. “There was a tremendous amount of interest in our team throughout the state.” The OSU basketball program was loaded with offensive firepower. “I would argue to this day that Lucas was one of the top five college players of all time,” Ryan said. “And Havlicek was Robin to his Batman at OSU.” Lucas, Nowell, Larry Siegfried, Joe Roberts and Bobby Knight could score in a variety of ways. Havlicek determined it would be in his best interest to make an impact on the other end of the floor. “I figured if everyone gets their (high school) average, we’re going to score 150 points a game, which wasn’t going to happen,” Havlicek said. “The best way for me to get into the lineup was to excel on defense. That’s what I dedicated myself to, and that’s what I was known as when I was a collegiate player.” Havlicek’s scoring increased in each subsequent season he donned scarlet and gray, but his defensive efforts were becoming the stuff of urban legend. It wasn’t uncommon for players from other schools to brag to the media when they scored in the double digits on a night when Havlicek was guarding them. It didn’t happen often. “He was the first man down the court on offense, but he was always the last player to leave on defense,” Caryer said. “He just got there faster.” The Buckeyes only lost six games over the course of three seasons at the varsity level. They are also responsible for the only National Championship win in OSU basketball history, which they earned in 1960. The late Fred Taylor coached the team to a near-perfect first half of basketball against California. It made 15 of its first 16 shots en route to a lopsided 75-55 victory. When his collegiate basketball career came to an end, Havlicek was selected in the 1962 draft in both the NBA and the NFL. Despite Havlicek not having played football for more than four years, iconic Cleveland Browns coach Paul Brown drafted him in the seventh round. Havlicek wasn’t sure if he wanted to play professional football, but he reported to camp anyway. “He went to the Browns, which was one of the NFL powers at that time,” Caryer said. “They ran the 40-yard dash, and Jim Brown and Bobby Mitchell were the only guys in camp that were faster than Havlicek.” The Browns wanted him to play wide receiver. Havlicek had great hands, but he struggled with blocking. He was the last player cut. In his autobiography, Havlicek said the Browns contacted him for the next five years, gauging his interest in a return to the NFL. Havlicek had a back-up plan. He was drafted No. 7 overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1962 NBA draft. “I was going to try and play both. But the intuition of the good Lord had me in his good standing by cutting me and saying that, ‘I think you belong in basketball not football,’” Havlicek said. The Celtics had just won their fifth championship when Havlicek arrived at training camp. Their roster was a checklist of legends, including coach Red Auerbach and center Bill Russell. Despite a solid collegiate career in which Havlicek averaged 14.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Buckeyes, a familiar trend was occurring. Some doubted he could play professional basketball, and others still had no idea who he was. “When he was drafted first by the Boston Celtics, I had sports writers, even some from Columbus, saying, ‘Do you think he can make it?’” Lucas said. “And I said, ‘What have you been watching for the last three years? I mean, if he can’t make it, nobody can.’” Tommy Heinsohn, who was Havlicek’s teammate on the Celtics for four years before eventually taking over as coach, said the Celtics were completely unaware of what he could accomplish on the court. “We didn’t know anything about him, other than he was on a very good Ohio State team,” Heinsohn said. “And we very quickly found out that he was a terrific athlete.” Because of his unrelenting cardio, Havlicek would run his defender into the ground. He never stopped running. Thanks to an abnormally large set of lungs and a childhood devoted to running, nobody could keep up with him for an entire game. “When I coached him, I noticed that his endurance and style of play was something that nobody else had been able to do,” Heinsohn said. “His energy, endurance and athleticism helped us win a lot of games.” The role of the sixth man on an NBA team is a thankless one. These players are generally regarded as individuals who can light it up on offense, but lack the defensive chops to be a starter. Havlicek wore the sixth man tag like a badge of honor, never once letting it bother him that he wasn’t a starter. “I prided myself on my ability to come off of the bench and change the tempo of the game, both offensively and defensively,” Havlicek said. “I figured that nobody could name all of the players who started in the NBA at that time. But if I could become the best sixth man in the league, everyone would know who I was.” In a professional career spanning 16 seasons, Havlicek won eight NBA championships, the third-most in league history. His first and eighth championships were won with a completely different roster. “There is no argument that he wasn’t the greatest sixth man in NBA history,” Ryan said. “He was an absolutely amazing, astonishing player.” Havlicek played in the shadow of Russell in Boston, much like he had in the shadow of Lucas at OSU. But his numbers don’t lie. Havlicek is the Celtics’ all-time leading scorer and ranks 12th overall in points scored, with 26,395. He rarely got hurt, playing 46,471 total minutes, good for eighth of all time. He appeared in 13 All-Star games, and was a constant fixture on both the All-NBA teams and All-Defensive teams. “He got to the point where he loved to shoot,” Lucas said. “He told me later in his professional career that he never saw a shot he didn’t like.” While transforming into an offensive dynamo, Havlicek developed an affinity for crunch-time situations. When the Celtics needed a clutch play, they turned to Hondo. The most famous play in Celtics history, and most famous radio call in NBA history, took place during the 1965 NBA Finals. The Celtics had a one-point lead in the seventh and final game of the series. Their opponents, the Philadelphia 76ers, were inbounding the ball under their own basket with four seconds remaining. Philadelphia’s Hal Greer tried to pass the ball in to one of his teammates, but Havlicek deflected the ball, sealing the victory and an NBA championship. Johnny Most, calling the game on a Boston radio station, screamed, “Havlicek stole the ball! It’s all over!” Because of Most’s broadcast, the final play became the stuff of legends in Boston. Most’s entire victory call lasted just more than a minute, and was distributed as a record in Boston by Fleetwood Records. It’s still played today during sports broadcasts and countdown shows. “(Havlicek) was a tremendous leader and a go-to guy at the end of ball games,” Heinsohn said, “and it’s hard to find guys that are willing to accept that responsibility.” In his final professional contest, Havlicek scored 29 points. Before the game began, a sold-out crowd in the Boston Garden stood up and applauded Havlicek for a remarkable career. The ovation lasted eight and a half minutes. Brent Musburger, who was calling the broadcast with Keith Erickson, said, “It’s possible that we won’t be able to play this game the way (the fans are) going in the Boston Garden. But why not? How often does an institution retire?” The fans refused to take a seat, showering Havlicek with the respect and admiration he’d been so deserving of throughout his career. It had only taken 38 years to get it. Ryan said Havlicek “absolutely, positively could have kept playing.” “He was running all over the floor for layups,” Ryan said. “It was an incredible, symbolic, full-circle ending to his career.” Thirty-two years later, Havlicek shuttles between homes in Weston, Mass., Cape Cod, Mass., and Florida. Short of an occasional visit to a Celtics’ practice session, he has distanced himself from the game of basketball. He occupies his time by hunting, fishing and playing golf. That, above all else, likely is the reason why few at OSU ever speak of Havlicek. Still, those individuals fortunate enough to see him play never will forget about him. One of his most glowing reviews came from a longtime rival, both in college and at the professional level: Jerry West. “Superstar is a bad word,” West told Sports Illustrated. “In our league, people look at players, watch them dribble between their legs, watch them make spectacular plays, and they say, ‘There’s a superstar.’ Well, John Havlicek is a superstar, and most of the others are figments of writers’ imaginations.” read more

Ohio State reacts to disciplinary actions handed out by football coach Urban

Lantern file photoOhio State football coach Urban Meyer did not waste much time responding to recently filed police reports involving members of the team. Four separate, unrelated incidents involving four players resulted in disciplinary action Monday, an act that sparked a reaction in some students.After learning that starting senior running back Carlos Hyde was listed as a “person of interest” in the reported assault of a woman at a Columbus bar Saturday, Meyer suspended him from all team activities pending the outcome of both the student code of conduct and criminal investigations.Starting redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby, who was scheduled to represent OSU at Big Ten Media Days later this week, will no longer be making the trip to Chicago. Roby was arrested Sunday in Bloomington, Ind. and charged with misdemeanor battery, according to a police report.A pair of incoming freshmen, defensive lineman Tim Gardner and tight end Marcus Baugh, were also disciplined by Meyer. Gardner was sent home and removed from the team for the 2013 season and Baugh was suspended from all football team activities as well as the team’s season opener against Buffalo on Aug. 31.Some OSU students said they think Meyer sprang to react too quickly.“In my opinion, he spoke a little too soon because you never know especially since it happened on the weekend,” said Carly Weintraub, a third-year in early childhood education. “If I were in his shoes, I probably would have waited until I got the full story because you never know what happens on the weekends.”Jakob Schumann, a fourth-year in civil engineering, disagreed. He said he agreed with Meyer’s fast action.“I’m all for it,” Schumann said. “The media is already having a field day with it, so I think you have to be proactive and take action right away.”Weintraub said she was disappointed after hearing about the allegations against Hyde and Roby.“I think it’s kind of sad to be honest because in my opinion, Ohio State was doing so great,” she said. “On top of the world, 12-0, and now we have all this bad publicity.”Meyer said he has “a clear set of core values in place” that those inside the program are meant to live by, according to the press release.Schumann said because of these values, acting quickly in response to the police reports was the right thing to do, as things could change depending on if Hyde is charged.“With Hyde, you would think you have to kick him off the team, but he’s innocent until proven guilty,” he said. “Once he’s charged, you would have to kick him off the team, but for right now, this is the right move and you just reassess once you know more.Weintraub said she thinks OSU fans are frustrated after hearing of the suspensions because the team has been expected to perform well this season.“There are two bad stories in one day when we should just be focusing on winning and getting to the Rose Bowl,” she said. “I know a lot of people who are already planning on going on that trip and we can’t have any bad publicity or let anything get in the way.”Schumann said he thinks the potential to lose Roby for the season will hurt the Buckeyes more than if they lost Hyde.“I think they have enough running backs that they’re going to be all right,” Schumann said. “Roby is a big loss. He is the best defensive player on the team, and he’s a leader.” read more

Wrestling Ohio State places second in Big Ten championships records two individual

No. 1 Myles Martin of Ohio State scores a single leg takedown on Mason Manville of Penn State in the 184-pound bout of the Ohio State-Penn State dual. Martin won the bout by major decision, 18-6. Ohio State lost the dual against Penn State 28-9. Credit: Sal Marandino | For The LanternComing in with three conference championships in the past four years, Ohio State could not overcome Penn State in the Big Ten Wrestling Championships this weekend, finishing second with a 122.5 team score behind the Nittany Lions’ 157. But Ohio State had nine wrestlers earn automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament, recording two individual championships.  Myles Martin, the 184-pound senior who came in with an undefeated record and the No. 1 seed in the weight class, continued that streak. Seventh-ranked Penn State senior Shakur Rasheed took a medical forfeit in the match, giving Martin his first Big Ten championship. Ohio State senior Joey McKenna, No. 3 at 141, earned his fourth conference championship, defeating Nebraska sophomore Chad Red in a 9-2 victory. Earning Pac-12 titles in his freshman and sophomore season at Stanford, McKenna earned his second Big Ten championship at 141. In the Big Ten title bout at 149, Ohio State redshirt senior Micah Jordan did not find as much success, falling to Rutgers redshirt senior Anthony Ashnault, who came in with an undefeated record as the No. 1 seed, in an 8-6 decision. Redshirt junior Kollin Moore also came up short in his rematch with Penn State’s Bo Nickal in the 197-pound championship, losing 10-3 as the Nittany Lions’ senior recorded 2:51 in riding time. Ohio State junior Like Pletcher also fell in the title match at 133, losing to Rutgers junior Nick Suriano in a 4-1 decision. Ohio State freshman Malik Heinselman earned the chance to compete in the NCAA Championships with a 8-5 win against Wisconsin sophomore Ethan Rotondo. The first session of the NCAA Championships begin on March 21 at noon in Pittsburgh. read more

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