John Terry makes Aston Villa debut in opening-day draw with Hull City

first_imgFormer England skipper John Terry began life after Chelsea by making his debut for Aston Villa in a 1-1 draw against Hull City in the second-tier Championship on Saturday.The 36-year-old defender, who left Chelsea at the end of last season having played more than 700 games for the west London side, was named in Steve Bruce’s starting lineup at Villa Park and completed the 90 minutes.He could not celebrate a victory, however, as Hull’s Jarrod Bowen cancelled out an early strike from Gabby Agbonlahor.Middlesbrough began life back in England’s second tier in disappointing fashion as they lost 1-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers.Leo Bonatini’s 33rd-minute goal was enough to earn Wolves the points and ruin Garry Monk’s first competitive game in charge of Boro who are one of the promotion favourites having been relegated from the Premier League last season.Wolves and Middlesbrough both invested heavily in players during the close season with Wolves spending around 15 million pounds ($19.55 million) on Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves and Boro a similar amount on Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga.It was Wolves, also under a new manager in former Porto boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who justified their pre-season billing.Bonatini, on loan from Al Hilal, pounced on a mistake by Boro defender Daniel Ayala to fire past keeper Darren Randolph who joined from West Ham United in the summer.Reading, beaten by Huddersfield Town in last season’s playoff final, went down 2-0 at Queens Park Rangers for whom Conor Washington scored twice.Fulham, another side fancied for promotion, were frustrated as they were held 1-1 at home by Norwich City after the visitors equalised late on through Nelson Oliveira.advertisementlast_img read more

Ohio State’s Future Big Ten Schedules Have Been Announced

first_imgUrban Meyer interacting with Ohio State football team.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands with his players before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Earlier today, we got a few big updates on Big Ten football scheduling, including new crossover opponents starting in 2022, and schedules from 2022-25. That means we now know the dates and locations for a ton of new Ohio State football match-ups.The Big Ten rolled out its 2022-25 schedules this afternoon. The full list is available here.Starting in 2016, Nebraska has been Ohio State’s annual crossover opponent. The other two crossover spots rotate on an annual basis.In 2022, the five-year cycle changes. Ohio State will have Wisconsin on its schedule through 2027.Here are the upcoming Ohio State football schedules, after today’s announcement.Teams have not fully filled their non-conference slates yet, so there are still a few openings for the Buckeyes.Ohio State football 2022 schedule:Sept. 3: vs. Notre Dame Sept. 10: Open Sept. 17: vs. Toledo Sept. 24: at Michigan State Oct. 1: at Penn State Oct. 8: vs. Rutgers Oct. 15: vs. Iowa Oct 22: Open Oct. 29: vs. Indiana Nov. 5: at Northwestern Nov. 12: vs. Wisconsin Nov. 19: at Maryland Nov. 26: vs. MichiganOhio State football 2023 schedule:Sept. 2: at Indiana Sept. 9: Open Sept. 16: Open Sept. 23: at Notre Dame Sept. 30: Open Oct. 7: vs. Maryland Oct. 14: at Purdue Oct. 21: vs. Penn State Oct. 28: at Wisconsin Nov. 4: at Rutgers Nov. 11: vs. Michigan State Nov. 18: vs. Minnesota Nov. 25: at MarylandOhio State football 2024 schedule:Aug. 31: Open Sept. 7: Open Sept. 14: at Washington Sept. 21: Open Sept. 28: vs. Illinois Oct. 5: vs. Rutgers Oct 12: at Nebraska Oct. 19: Open Oct. 26: vs. Wisconsin Nov. 2: at Maryland Nov. 9: at Penn State Nov. 16: vs. Indiana Nov. 23: at Michigan State Nov. 30: vs. MichiganOhio State football 2025 schedule:Aug. 30: at Texas Sept. 6: Open Sept. 13: vs. Washington Sept. 20: at Indiana Sept. 27: at Iowa Oct. 4: vs. Maryland Oct 11: at Wisconsin Oct. 18: Open Oct. 25: at Rutgers Nov. 1: vs. Northwestern Nov. 8: Open Nov. 15: vs. Penn State Nov. 22: vs. Michigan State Nov. 29: at Michiganlast_img read more

Scott Frost Was Asked If Nebraska Could Schedule UCF For 12th Game

first_imgScott Frost coaching at Nebraska.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Scott Frost of the Nebraska Cornhuskers approaches the sidelines in the second half against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska football’s Week 1 game against Akron, set to be Scott Frost’s debut, was postponed after the storms that rolled across the country a few weeks ago.UCF was supposed to travel to North Carolina this weekend, but with Hurricane Florence set to hit the state, that game has met the same fate. Both are very unlikely to be made up.Losing a game really hurts a team like Nebraska, which could find itself fighting for six wins and bowl eligibility, thanks to a tough Big 12 schedule.Obviously, UCF is not the same type of opponent as Akron, which Nebraska’s staff knows all too well. Both teams do share an open date on Oct. 27, though.So, would Scott Frost and Nebraska football look to add a mid-season game against his former team, UCF?That seems very unlikely.Frost was asked about that possibility today, and he more-or-less shot it down, and admitted it’d be hard to see his new guys hitting his old players.Nebraska coach Scott Frost says he wouldn’t rule out trying to add UCF to the Huskers’ schedule on Oct. 27. But it’s not something that sounds likely: “Personally I’d cringe a little when our defensive end hit their quarterback. That’s not how you want to go into any game.”— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 13, 2018The quarterback in question is UCF’s McKenzie Milton, who, with Frost, led the Knights to last year’s undefeated season.This year, he’s being discussed as a fringe-Heisman candidate, and has already put up big numbers through two weeks. He has 589 yards and six touchdowns through the air, along with three interceptions, in wins over UConn and South Carolina State.UCF is 2-0 on the year. Nebraska is 0-1, with last week’s loss to Colorado. The Huskers host Troy this weekend.last_img read more

A Major Head Coach Is Getting Crushed For What He Said After Team’s Loss

first_imgA photo of the outside of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the stadium before the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Memorial Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)A major college football coach is getting criticized for what he said after his team’s heartbreaking loss on Saturday.Nebraska suffered one of the toughest losses of the season on Saturday, blowing a 10-point lead with less than 3 minutes to go. The Huskers then lost in overtime.Frost was asked after the game about his team’s defensive meltdown. His answer is drawing some criticism.The Nebraska head coach told the media that he doesn’t call the defensive plays and that his players need to simply make plays.“One, I don’t call the defense, and two, make a play,” he said. “One more play. We had two 4th and 10s. We obviously can’t get a 15-yard penalty when they’re buried on the 1. Can’t get pass interferences. Gotta make one more play. Somewhere.”Here’s his full answer:Full context of Frost’s quotes on last couple defensive drives. #huskers— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) October 13, 2018It makes sense that Frost is not happy, but there are still going to be some who are going to be upset with his “I don’t call the defense” comment, as some will say he’s not taking accountability.Regardless, Nebraska is now 0-6. The Huskers are set to play Minnesota on Saturday.last_img read more

Iowa Landed Major Recruiting News Wednesday Night

first_imgA group of Iowa Hawkeyes football helmets.WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – NOVEMBER 03: General view of Iowa Hawkeyes helmets are seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 3, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Iowa added a big commitment to its 2020 class on Wednesday evening. Columbus (OH) Grandview Heights three-star tight end Luke Lachey announced he was committing to the Hawkeyes.Lachey is the No. 12 senior in the state of Ohio and the No. 14 tight end in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He recently visited Iowa and Michigan State before picking the Hawkeyes.“100% Committed to the University of Iowa!!!” Lachey wrote on Twitter.100% Committed to the University of Iowa!!! #GoHawkeyes #swarm20 🐤 #TEU— Luke Lachey (@lukelachey) July 10, 2019 Lachey is Iowa’s 22nd commitment in the 2020 class, as the Hawkeyes are almost totally filled up. He is the fourth-highest rated commit.Currently, the program’s 2020 class is ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 20th nationally.You can read the full 2020 team recruiting rankings here.last_img read more

Ashes 2019: James Anderson steps up recovery from injury ahead of fourth Test

first_imgAshes 2019: James Anderson steps up recovery from injury ahead of fourth TestIf James Anderson, who is recuperating from a calf injury, comes through the four-day match at Chester unscathed he is expected to reclaim his spot in the England side for the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting on Sept. 4.advertisement Reuters ManchesterAugust 28, 2019UPDATED: August 28, 2019 11:03 IST James Anderson has picked up a calf injury during the first Ashes Test against Australia. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJames Anderson featured for Lancashire second XI ahead of fourth Ashes TestAnderson is recuperating from a calf injury that ruled him out of second and third Ashes TestThe English pacer picked up a calf injury during first Ashes TestJames Anderson bowled 20 overs for Lancashire second XI on Tuesday as he took another step towards proving his fitness for the fourth Ashes test against Australia.England’s leading wicket-taker, who is recuperating from a right calf injury, claimed 1-38 against Durham second XI at Chester on Tuesday.The 37-year-old aggravated his calf injury in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston and missed the following two tests.As part of his rehabilitation programme, Anderson featured for Lancashire’s second XI against Leicestershire’s second string last week, picking up two wickets.If Anderson comes through the four-day match at Chester unscathed he is expected to reclaim his spot in the England side for the fourth test at Old Trafford starting on Sept. 4.England pulled off a dramatic one-wicket win at Headingley to level the series at 1-1. Holders Australia will retain the Ashes if they win either of the final two tests.Also Read | James Anderson left out as England name unchanged squad for 3rd Ashes TestAlso Read | Ashes 2019: Tim Paine, Justin Langer admit Australia’s DRS failure after Leeds defeatAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow James AndersonFollow Ashes fourth Test Nextlast_img read more

Two RoadPaving Contracts Awarded for Lunenburg County

first_imgTwo road-paving contracts in Lunenburg County with a total value of $4,756,294 have been awarded by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The first contract, for $2,523,404, was awarded to Chapman Bros. Construction Ltd. to repave Highway 103 from the Halifax/Lunenburg county line near Hubbards, west for about 13 kilometres to Exit 7 near East River. Also included, the repaving of access roads at exits 6 and 7 from Highway 103 to Trunk 3. The second contract, for $2,232,890 was awarded to Dexter Construction Co. Ltd. to repave Trunk 12 from the intersection of Chester Grant Road north for about 7.3 kilometres. These projects are scheduled to be completed this year. “Improving our roads is an expensive but necessary investment in Nova Scotia,” said Murray Scott, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “These roads will be safer and stronger when these projects are completed.” The projects are part of government’s commitment to better roads and infrastructure as outlined in the speech from the throne. The department’s highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Kashmiri shawl seller attacked miscreants flee with Rs 2 lakh

first_imgKolkata: A Kashmiri shawl trader who has been doing business in Kolkata for more than eight years was slashed with a knife by some miscreants who decamped after snatching nearly Rs 2 lakh from him. The incident took place near Park Circus railway station on Friday evening. The trader, identified as Shafur Ahmed Shah has sustained several cut injuries with the miscreants inflicting several slashes with the knife. Shah has lodged a complaint with the Ballygunge GRP alleging that four miscreants were involved in the attack. According to his complaint, the miscreants escaped after snatching cash worth Rs 1.95 lakh that he was carrying with him. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersSources in the Ballygunge GRP informed that the trader was carrying the cash to hand it over to a businessman from whom he had taken a loan. “I had just crossed the rail tracks and was walking by its side under the bridge when I was surrounded by four persons. They asked me whether I am a Kashmiri and when I answered in the positive, they attacked me with a knife. I suffered several cut injuries and when I fell down, they snatched the money I was carrying and fled,” Shah said. He managed to call up one of his friends who lives nearby. The latter came to the spot and rushed Shah, who was badly bleeding, to the National Medical College and Hospital where he was treated and discharged. Police informed that Shah is a resident of Santoshpur in South Kolkata.last_img read more

Four peacekeepers killed in two deadly attacks against UN mission in Mali

Mr. Guterres joined his Special Representative for Mali, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, and the Security Council in strongly condemning the attacks against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the Ménaka and Mopti regions.“The Secretary-General conveys his deepest condolences to the Governments of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger and his profound sympathies to the families of the victims. He wishes a swift recovery to the injured,” his spokesperson said in a statement.“He pays tribute to the dedication of the brave women and men of MINUSMA for implementing and defending the Mission’s mandate as well as to the members of the Malian armed forces, despite the increasingly challenging security environment.”In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member Security Council underlined that “attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute war crimes under international law.”The Council reiterated that “any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” reaffirming the need for all States to combat, by all means, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.It further stressed the importance of MINUSMA having the necessary capacities, including combat convoy companies, to fulfil its mandate and promote the safety and security of the UN peacekeepers. read more

Statelessness for terrorists families never an acceptable option urges UN rights chief

© UNICEF/UN0277723/SouleimanOn 26 January 2019, in the Syrian Arab Republic, children and families are huddled together, after being forced to flee their homes, before embarking on the long and arduous journey to safety at Al-Hol camp.Denying ISIL families nationality ‘could fuel revenge’Thousands more children have been born to foreign families during the years of conflict, she noted, before appealing to States to give them nationality, or else risk fuelling a “narrative of grievance and revenge”.In Iraq, “well over” 150 men and women have been sentenced to death under anti-terror laws after trials where due process guarantees were not provided, Ms. Bachelet stressed, before insisting that States of origin “should make all efforts to ensure that they will be treated in accordance with international law”.Guiding principle ‘must be to protect children’“Children, in particular, have suffered grievous violations of their rights – including those who may have been indoctrinated or recruited by ISIL to perpetrate violent acts,” Ms. Bachelet insisted, before the 47-Member Council. “The primary consideration must be their rehabilitation, protection and best interests.”UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet cites #ISIL families; digital threats; criminalisation of compassion; #Idlib, #HongKong, #Mexico, #Myanmar, #Sudan, #Philippines and more, in global update to the UN Human Rights Council. Full speech: #HRC41 @UN_HRC— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) June 24, 2019 In an address to Member States marking the start of the Human Rights Council’s 41st session in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet explained that more than 55,000 men, women and children have been rounded up since the fall of the self-styled “Caliphate” in the spring.“While the majority of these individuals are Syrian or Iraqi, they also include alleged foreign fighters from nearly 50 countries,” Ms. Bachelet said, noting that at least 11,000 suspected family members of foreign ISIL fighters – or Dae’sh, as the group is known in the Arab world – are still being held at Al Hol camp in north-eastern Syria, “in deeply sub-standard conditions”. Citing estimates by UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, that there are 29,000 children of foreign fighters in Syria, the High Commissioner added that two-thirds of them originally came from Iraq and most were not even 12 years old. According to a report published by the Office of the High Commissioner last year for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, more than 40,000 people from 110 countries are estimated to have joined ISIL by October 2017, while at least 5,600 had also returned home.Highlighting that family members were being detained “although they are not being held for prosecution”, Ms. Bachelet said that many also risked “revenge attacks” and were “unwanted” by their former communities.Children denied education, dignityDespite the complex challenges involved in repatriating these families amid concerns that they pose a potential terror risk, stripping them of their nationality so that they can never return home “is never an acceptable option”, she maintained.Moreover, doing the same to children “who have already suffered so much is an act of irresponsible cruelty”, the High Commissioner insisted, adding that stateless children often get no education, health care access “or other basic elements of dignity”.To date, “a few” countries have attempted to repatriate some foreign nationals, Ms. Bachelet said, in reference to the French grandparents of children being held in Syria or Iraq. More Member States could tackle the issue of foreign fighters and their families in line with technical advice prepared by the High Commissioner’s office (OHCHR), she said, before urging them to work with Syrian and Iraqi authorities to address urgent humanitarian needs.DR Congo, Sudan and Venezuela also in spotlightOver the next three weeks, as in previous sessions, the Human Rights Council is set to examine some 100 reports by UN-appointed independent rights experts and committees.There will also be dialogues on the human rights situations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,  Myanmar and Sudan, along with a detailed update on Friday 5 July, by the High Commissioner on her recent official visit to Venezuela. Many other human rights themes are also on the table, including women’s enjoyment of their rights in the context of work, old age and climate change; targeted surveillance and the private surveillance industry; mental health; and other essential areas of political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. Interested in how the Human Rights Council works, and how countries get elected to the body? Here’s our explainer from last October. Watch Michelle Bachelet’s full address to the Council on Monday: read more

Nikitczuk readies for provincial 3MT finals

Matthew NikitczukMatthew Nikitczuk, Brock’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) champion, will compete at provincial finals being held April 23 at Western University in London.The Earth Sciences master’s student will compete against 19 other graduate students from universities across Ontario. The competition will begin at 3 p.m. and will be streamed live online.Judging the Ontario finals are Rob Baker, guitarist for the Tragically Hip; Paul Jenkins, former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada; Eric Lindros, retired NHL player; Christine Magee, co-founder and chair of Sleep Country Canada; and Adrian Owen, Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Cognition and Neuroimaging at Western University.In addition to the chance to win cash prizes, the top five participants’ videotaped presentations will go on to be part of Canada’s 3MT competition. National winners will be announced in June.Nikitczuk advanced to the provincial stage after placing first amongst five finalists at Brock’s 3MT competition., held recently as part of the Mapping New Knowledges Graduate Students Research Conference.His presentation focuses on his research into a micro-fossil that eats volcanic glass. The implications of the study shed new light onto early life on Earth, and possible life elsewhere.Learn more about Nikitczuk’s researchNikitczuk, who won $500 for taking first place at Brock, said the last public-speaking contest he entered was in elementary school.The 3MT competition requires students to talk about their research in a way that informs and captivates people outside of their disciplines. The challenge is that this must be completed in three minutes or less, while using only one PowerPoint slide.The competition provides graduate students with an opportunity to refine skills that can be transferred after graduation to diverse career paths. It also enables students to showcase their research to a wider audience, across disciplines within the university and to the broader public.Last year, Brock’s Leslie Nash placed second at the 2014 Ontario 3MT finals and was one of 11 graduate students to compete in the virtual national contest. read more

More news from Iran in latest International Mining Project News

first_imgMoving into February 2016 the latest issue of IM Project News is being sent out shortly. Once again it has project updates from pre-feasibility through to development and expansion covering at almost 50 pages – contact if you wish to know more. Some of the news so far includes the following – with much more detail on each in the issue.Ivanhoe Mines’ exploration team has made a major new copper discovery at the Kamoa project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 5 km southwest of Kamoa’s currently defined resources. The final two drill holes in the 2015 exploration program rank among the highest grade-thickness intersections drilled to date within the Kamoa Mining Licence area. The Kakula Discovery represents a major extension of the Kamoa copper deposit, which the company discovered in 2008. The Kamoa copper project is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines and Sijin Mining.Canadian Zinc Corp provides an update on its collaboration project with Buchans Minerals Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minco in which the companies have agreed to jointly undertake a research program aimed at investigating the viability of developing their respective central Newfoundland Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au deposits through a central milling facility. The objective of the research program is to determine the technical and economic viability of developing the companies’ key deposits into producing operations by using a central milling facility.Galane Gold has filed a NI 43-101 technical report for its Galaxy gold mine located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. The mine is owned by Galaxy Gold Reefs, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Galaxy Gold Mining. The company acquired a 74% ownership interest in Galaxy pursuant to a share purchase transaction in November 2015 and will be making an offer to the remaining shareholders of Galaxy to acquire their shares of Galaxy on economically equivalent terms. The Technical Report was prepared by Minxcon and satisfies the requirements to be a prefeasibility study.Lundin Gold has successfully completed the negotiation of the definitive form of the Exploitation Agreement for the Fruta del Norte project, its flagship gold project in Ecuador. It has been negotiating the terms and conditions of the Exploitation Agreement for the Fruta del Norte (FDN) project with the Government of Ecuador over the past six months. The Exploitation Agreement, combined with existing laws and regulations, establishes the fiscal terms and conditions for the development of FDN and its completion marks a key milestone in the project plan.Danakali (DNK) has completed the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Colluli sulphate of potash (SOP) project in Eritrea. The DFS follows the prefeasibility study completed in March 2015. The Colluli project is 100%-owned by Colluli Mining Share Co (CMSC), a 50:50 joint venture (JV) between DNK and Eritrean National Mining Corp (ENAMCO). Preliminary funding discussions are now underway with offtakers, strategic partners and financiers.Hummingbird Resources plc has announced the results of a Desktop Study on the Gonka deposit, located 5km south of the proposed Yanfolila Gold Project plant in Mali, prepared for the Company by DRA Projects.  Gonka is not currently included in the Yanfolila Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) and the results of the Study demonstrate the potential to significantly increase the NPV and mine life of the project.A cooperation agreement for construction of a new copper concentrator plant has been signed among National Iranian Copper Industries Co (NICICO), Middle East Mineral Industries and Mines Development Holding Co (MIDHCO), Mahan Industries and Mines Development Corp and Mofid Economic Group. According to the agreement, the private sector, with a share of 65%, will finalise the plant construction project in Chah Firouzeh, in southeast Iran.Havilah Resources has agreed on an accelerated mining plan with its partner Consolidated Mining and Civil Pty (CMC) for the Portia gold mine near Broken Hill in South Australia. CMC is now implementing this revised mine plan and estimates that it will take approximately two months to remove the now considerably reduced volume of overburden to access first ore, amounting to about 600,000 m3. On this basis first gold ore could now be delivered on the surface by early April, some three months ahead of schedule.last_img read more

Gunman shot seven people at a pool party in the US after

first_img 53 Comments Share Tweet Email Tuesday 2 May 2017, 8:38 AM Image: K.C. Alfred 18,296 Views Image: K.C. Alfred San Diego police officers stand in front of a La Jolla apartment after a shooting on Sunday. Source: Gregory Bull/APAt 6:06 p.m., a caller told police two people had been shot at the La Jolla Crossroads complex on Judicial Drive. Several other callers reported hearing gunfire and people screaming.VictimOne victim, 34-year-old Thomas Blea, gave thanks to a security guard at the apartment complex who quickly hustled him and two other victims to safety.“That guy saved us a lot of time. Getting us to the fire department in a safe zone,” said Blea as he sat with his leg bandaged in a wheelchair outside the hospital. The guard’s name has not been released.Rikky Galiendes, a student at the University of California, San Diego, said he heard between eight and 10 gunshots, looked outside his sixth-story apartment and saw a bleeding man running near the pool below.“The whole thing was really emotionally draining — seeing blood everywhere, seeing bodies on the ground, hoping they survived, seeing bloody footsteps you know of people who ran away,” Galiendes said. “There was just so much blood.”A police helicopter and officers on the ground arrived about 7 minutes after the first call. The pilot reported seeing multiple victims down and directed officers to Selis, who he said appeared to be reloading his weapon.Selis was killed as he fired his .45-caliber handgun at a sergeant and two officers, Zimmerman said.Selis shot three black women, two black men, a Latino man and a white woman, police said. San Diego police officers pass in front of a La Jolla apartment after a shooting on Sunday. Source: Gregory Bull/APSix of the shooting victims were expected to survive, Zimmerman said. Another man was taken to the hospital after he broke his arm running away.Selis, a father who worked as a mechanic at a Ford dealership, filed for federal bankruptcy protection in October 2015, listing $14,000 in assets and $108,000 in liabilities, according to court records.Investigators have not found any notes or evidence in his internet search history to suggest that Selis planned the shooting, Ahearn said.“There was nothing obvious or public that this was his intention,” he said.Griffin, who helped carry a woman shot in the legs to safety, woke up Monday in a panic thinking he was still at the pool.“I was shaking. I started crying,” he said. “My eyes got really, really big as if they were going to pop out of my head, and I kind of rolled over off the couch, onto the floor as if the gunman were still active.”Read: Temperatures to hit 20 degrees in some parts of Ireland today >Read: This Dublin tech firm is hiring (and the perks include a meditation and yoga room) >center_img Short URL By Associated Press Gunman shot seven people at a pool party in the US after breaking up with girlfriend The man shot seven people who were celebrating a birthday in San Diego at the weekend. A GUNMAN DISTRAUGHT over a recent breakup calmly reclined in a pool chair as he shot strangers at a birthday party and phoned his ex-girlfriend so she could hear the gunfire and screams, San Diego police said.Before police fatally shot him, Peter Selis killed one woman and wounded six other people in a rampage that turned a birthday party into bedlam as shots echoed among upscale apartment towers, people ran for their lives and the wounded lay bleeding by the pool.All but one of the victims were black and Latino and Selis was white, but police don’t think race played a factor.“These victims were just in his vicinity when he committed this terrible tragedy,” police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said. “What started as a celebration of a friend’s birthday party turned into a tragedy of just epic proportion for all those in attendance.”Selis, 49, was despondent and depressed over a recent breakup, though family and friends interviewed by police had no hint of any sinister plot.As children splashed in the pool Sunday, a family soaked in a hot tub and others ate chips and hot dogs, the gunman stood out from the crowd of about 35 as he sat by the pool gate wearing a heavy black jacket on a hot day, said Demetrius Griffin, a guest at the party. Demetrius Griffin, who was a guest at a Sunday poolside birthday party at which a gunman despondent over a recent breakup opened fire. Source: Julie Watson/APThe shooting began after the man celebrating his 50th birthday approached Selis. Griffin assumed his friend, who was always welcoming, invited the man to join the fun.Instead, he pulled a gun from his waistband, shot the party host twice in the torso and then opened fire on the party.“It was very eerie, to say the least,” Griffin said. “He didn’t stand up. He didn’t say anything. He just opened fire.”Griffin briefly froze and then dropped to the ground as six rounds sent people scattering and dropped others on the pool deck.After shooting two people, Selis, a resident at the complex, called his ex-girlfriend to tell her what he’d done.“Selis stayed on the phone talking to his ex-girlfriend as he continued to fire his weapon,” Zimmerman said. “It is apparent that Selis wanted his ex-girlfriend to listen in as he carried out his rampage.”During the brief call, Selis told the woman that he had shot two police, the police were arriving and then “made some reference to ‘shooting it out’ or something along those lines,” Assistant Police Chief Brian Ahearn said. The woman heard two more gunshots before the line went dead, he said. May 2nd 2017, 8:38 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldos future uncertain as he is absent in Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid just released the new kits their players will be wearing for the 2018-19 season following their triumph in the Champions League last Saturday but Ronaldo is not seen in the advert.This could be confirming the Portuguese statement after the Champions League match where he told the press that news about his future will be available in days. With this hint from Real, fingers are crossed waiting to know what the star future news will be like with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United keeping tabs on the striker.The 33-year-old striker didn’t even appear on the club’s shop on their website, however, Gareth Bale was also seen in the kit launch alongside Marcelo, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and defender Nacho Fernandez, as they donned the sleek home and away shirts on Twitter on Tuesday.Bale’s appearance comes as a surprise after the Welshman distanced himself from the club and having been heavily linked with Man Utd for a deal after scoring a match-winning brace against Liverpool.Despite being in the advert, Bale is could still leave Madrid unless he is able to secure more playing time under Zinedine Zidane.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Check out the new kit launch advert below: You’re nobody until you create ??? Our new home and away kit by @adidasfootball. ? #HereToCreate— #CHAMP13NS ???? (@realmadriden) May 29, 2018last_img read more

BTS blows away SNL and you can watch their performance online

first_imgIn previews for the show released earlier, cast member Cecily Strong and Emma Stone freaked out just standing on stage with the band. Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams drops big spoiler on Jimmy Fallon WWE Wrestlemania 35: The Miz’s dad becomes a mulleted meme Game of Thrones merchandise: The coolest gifts for Westeros watchers TV and Movies 1 Tags Share your voice This week, the comedy skits, starring host Emma Stone, are likely to come in second to the musical performances by BTS, the first South Korean musical act to perform on the NBC show.Global sensation BTS performed its new single Boy With Luv, and just 30 minutes after SNL posted the video of the performance, it had been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube.That’s nothing though in BTS terms. The band released the official video for Boy With Luv on Friday, and it’s already had more than 109 million views. YouTube didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but according to Variety, the video smashed the site’s record for most views in the first 24 hours of release. There were also more than 2.5 million comments left on the video.BTS also performed its 2017 hit Mic Drop, and when SNL posted that video, it, too, piled up the views, topping 73,000 in just 30 minutes. The band even was mentioned in a sketch. On Weekend Update, Colin Jost joked that President Donald Trump was “more obsessed with WikiLeaks than this audience is with BTS.” Comment More TV news You can usually get a good sense of which Saturday Night Live skits scored high with fans by watching their viewership numbers on YouTube, where the show posts them to its official channel once they air.last_img read more

Dunleavy floats deep cuts privatization of ferry system

first_imgThe state’s Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will work with an unnamed marine consultant to investigate options to move toward privatization or a public/private partnership, according to a summary document released Wednesday.For many coastal communities the state-run ferry is the only link to the road system. The marine highway is an arm of the state’s transportation department and largely subsidized by the Legislature. Fares recover about a third of operational costs. The overall goal of privatization is to reduce the state’s financial obligation and liability, the document says.State funding to the Alaska Marine Highway System has been decreasing in recent years, leading to scaled back routes, mechanical breakdowns and service disruptions. The governor proposes cutting the system by nearly $32 million.The document also notes that ferries run on average at around half-capacity and suggests smaller vessels on some routes.An effort is already underway to reform the ferry system towards a public corporation model with its own governance board. The summary document does not mention this effort.The Senate Finance Committee will begin looking at this and the governor’s other budget proposals on Thursday.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. An Alaska Marine Highway ferry docked in Skagway. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)The Dunleavy administration is looking at privatizing Alaska’s state-run ferry system, according to Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s budget proposal. That’s on top of a proposed 75-percent cut to the system’s budget.last_img read more

Evening wrap IT raid on Janardhana Reddys firm nonbailable warrant against Mallya

first_imgHere are some of the top stories from International Business Times, India, that have broken through the day so far:1. Income Tax Department raids mining firm office of Janardhana ReddyThe taxman has come calling to coal baron and former BJP leader G Janardhana Reddy, days after the lavish wedding of his daughter led to huge uproar across India, which is in the middle of a currency crisis. Read more…2. CBI obtains non-bailable warrant against Vijay Mallya; find out how it will proceed nextThe Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said on Monday that it managed to obtain a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against former liquor baron Vijay Mallya, and was looking to pursue a path that would get him extradited back to India to face various charges concerning non-repayment of loans to various banks. Read more…3. Demonetisation: Cash-strapped Indians withdraw $15 billion in 9 daysPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s “surgical strike” on black money in the form of scrapping Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8 has given an indication of how cash-hungry Indians are, notwithstanding the push for plastic. In a span of nine days, (November 10 and 18), Indians withdrew Rs 1,03,316 crore, or approximately $15.2 billion. Read more…4. Selena Gomez sizzles in red gown; singer gives emotional AMAs acceptance speechSinger Selena Gomez, who took a break from the spotlight for self-recovery, made a stunning comeback at the American Music Awards 2016 on Sunday night. Gomez looked beautiful in a scarlet sleeveless Prada gown. Read more…5. BCCI vs Lodha Committee: Is it Anurag Thakur vs GK Pillai now?GK Pillai, the former home secretary of India, could be the one replacing Anurag Thakur as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In a statement submitted to the Supreme Court by the Lodha Committee on Monday, the top BCCI officials have been asked to step down. Read more…last_img read more

WATCH EU calls for probe in Venezuela protest deaths

first_imgThe Latest on the protests and counter demonstrations in Venezuela (all times local):3:30 p.m.State Department Mark Toner says U.S. officials are reviewing the details of an almost 20-year-old lawsuit that led the Venezuelan government to seize a General Motors factory in the South American country.The lawsuit was brought by a former GM dealership in western Venezuela. It was seeking damages from GM of 476 million bolivars — about $665 million at the official exchange rate, but just $115 million on the black market where many Venezuelans are forced to turn to sell their increasingly worthless currency.GM has said it was notified this week that a low-level court ordered an embargo of its plant, bank accounts and other assets in the country.Toner says the State Department calls on authorities “to ensure that this long-running civil case is resolved rapidly and transparently.” He adds that “a fair, predictable and transparent judicial system” is critical to implementing judicial reforms.Hundreds of workers desperate for information about their jobs gathered at the plant Thursday to meet with government and military officials, as well as representatives of the dealership that brought the lawsuit.The Venezuelan government has had no comment about the GM factory.___2:40 p.m.Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol is blaming an opposition party for the killing of a 23-year-old woman amid ongoing protests in the South American country.Reverol said Thursday that Paola Ramirez was killed on Wednesday by a member of Vente Venezuela, a party led by high-profile opposition leader Maria Corina Machado.Vente Venezuela did not immediately respond to the accusation. Machado said the government was trying to blame her party for the killing of a young woman that the administration itself was responsible for.Ramirez was killed over the past day in the restive western border city of San Cristobal amid protests that also left two others dead — a teenage boy reportedly on his way to a soccer match with friends, and a National Guard officer whose unit was attacked.The minister said a preliminary investigation suggests that the Vente Venezuela attack on Ramirez was planned in advance.San Cristobal Mayor Patricia Gutierrez has said that Ramirez was shot to death by people who appeared to be government supporters.___2:15 p.m.The spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the organization is “concerned” about what’s happening in Venezuela and urges that “all efforts be made to lower tensions and prevent further clashes.”A statement issued Thursday by spokesman Stephane Dujarric calls on the Venezuelan government and opposition to “engage sincerely to reactivate dialogue efforts, ” especially on issues such as the balance of power among branches of government, the electoral calendar, human rights, truth and justice and the country’s socio-economic situation.”_2 p.m.Tens of thousands of people are pouring into the main thoroughfares of Caracas in the latest anti-government demonstration in the Venezuelan capital.Just minutes after they started on Thursday, police deployed tear gas in an effort to slow their advance.Amid a sea of Venezuelan flags the marchers shouted: “Who are we?”“Venezuela!” came the reply.“What do we want?” the marchers asked.“Freedom!” they replied.Wilfredo Coronel, a 42-year-old priest, held up a rosary in his right hand.He accused the government of violating the people’s right to live, food and free expression and “it’s necessary that we recover those spaces.___11:30 a.m.The European Union is calling for an investigation into the deaths and other violence during anti-government demonstrations in Venezuela and for those responsible to be held accountable.The EU’s executive commission said Thursday that it was “saddened” by the deaths of two young people during Wednesday’s protests. A third person, a National Guard sergeant, was killed and a colonel was injured when their squad was attacked with gunfire while trying to control disturbances in a city near Caracas.Eight people have died so far in demonstrations over the past several weeks.The European Commission says: “All concerned, including members of the security forces, have a responsibility to act in full compliance with the rule of law and human rights.”The bloc urged Venezuelans “to come together to de-escalate the situation and find democratic solutions.”___8:30 a.m.General Motors has stopped doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there in what GM called an illegal judicial seizure of its assets.The plant was confiscated on Wednesday as anti-government protesters clashed with authorities in a country that is roiling in economic troubles such as food shortages and triple-digit inflation.The Detroit automaker said in a statement Thursday that other assets such as vehicles were taken from the plant, causing irreparable damage to the company.GM says the plant was taken in disregard of its right to due process. The company says it will defend itself legally and that it’s confident that justice eventually will prevail.GM has about 2,700 workers in the troubled country, where it’s been the market leader for over 35 years.___8 a.m.Authorities say a third person has died overnight in the ongoing protests in Venezuela.The chief prosecutor’s office reported Thursday that a National Guard sergeant was killed and a colonel injured when their squad was attacked with gunfire while trying to control disturbances in a city near Caracas.The sergeant was the third person reported killed in the protests over the past day and the eighth person to die in demonstrations over the past several weeks. The other two people killed amid Wednesday’s demonstrations included a teenager who was heading to a soccer match with friends. Both of those other two deaths were blamed on pro-government groups.Venezuela’s opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday, a day after hundreds were arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. Share Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img – / 15 1)@Defensoria_Vzla informa que ha sido detenido Ivan Alexis Pernia Perez presunto responsable del asesinato d la joven Paola Ramirez Gomez— Tarek William Saab (@TarekWiliamSaab) April 20, 2017Late last night, public advocate Defensoria Tarek William Saab tweeted, “It is reported that Ivan Alexis Pernia Perez, allegedly responsible for the murder of the young Paola Ramírez Gómez has been arrested” as an update to the ongoing investigations of the three protest-related deaths.  Taken from @efectococuyoTwitter – @DsdlaplazaPhotos Courtesy of twitter account @DsdLaPlaza __last_img read more

Russian website reportedly selling science article authorships

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Citation: Russian website reportedly selling science article authorships (2019, July 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Scientists call on funders to make research freely available immediately Explore further © 2019 Science X Networkcenter_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The name of the entity accused of selling authorships is International Publisher—translations made by Science Chronicle suggest the group behind the site is selling authorships on finished articles listed in Scopus—and also some listed by Web of Science. There are apparently authorship guarantees and tiered pricing.The website also reportedly has listings for 344 articles that are currently ready for publication for which interested parties can purchase first, second, third or lower authorships. Science Chronicle notes that 73 of the papers are to be published in India-based journals, 54 based in Venezuela, 48 in the U.S., 33 in Russia and 28 in Pakistan—the names of the journals are not given. They also note that the site claims that all of the papers have already been approved for publication, though they do not name them or the original authors.Science Chronicle spoke with the Web of Science group’s external communications director, Amy Bourke-Waite, about the site in Russia, and say she believes that the website is dealing in authorships on real papers. She reportedly also told them that they are continuing to investigate the site and the group behind it.Meanwhile, the team at retractionwatch is reporting that they have found evidence of 10,000 researchers paying to have their names added to over 2000 published articles they played no role in creating. They further claim that they have found evidence of paper authorships being sold for as much as $500 for first authorship. They also claim to have received ideas on how the website works from Web of Science Editor in Chief Nandita Quaderi—junior level people working for a publisher are called with requests by a “professor” claiming to have forgotten to include a certain co-author. Because such papers have already been accepted for publication, names can be added after editorial review. Several websites are reporting that a Russian website is selling authorships for research papers being published in several journals. Sites making such claims include and Science Chronicle—they are further claiming that the Web of Science group Clarivate Analytics has been investigating the Russian-based website—called—and has found evidence that the group behind the site is selling authorships on research papers that are set for publication in scientific journals.last_img read more

Trying natural ways for pearly whites Research first

first_imgUchenna Okoye, clinical director at London Smiling Dental Group, doles out guidelines, reports Mash up a ripe strawberry, dip your toothbrush in it and brush carefully over teeth. Within two weeks, your teeth will be whiter.Dentist’s Verdict: True. Strawberries contain citric acid, which can weaken the surface hardness of your teeth. But it also contains the more gentle malic acid, and the riper the strawberry becomes, the higher the concentration of malic acid compared to the more harmful citric acid. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’So choose a really ripe strawberry, rub it on your teeth and just like exfoliating the skin, it does remove superficial debris. The malic acid won’t actually break down the stain molecules, but the surface clean gives your teeth a whiter appearance. A gentle and effective natural whitener.Turmeric powder Claim: Mix half a teaspoon of dried turmeric powder with a few drops of water and stir to create a thick paste. Dip your toothbrush in (it will be stained yellow) and clean teeth. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe usual cleaning time of two to three minutes is doubled, because of the time it takes to rinse the yellow from your teeth and gums. The abrasive qualities of the bright yellow spice (derived from a root) will clean your teeth.Verdict: False. This is a recipe for disaster. The rule in dentistry is that anything that will stain a white shirt will stain your teeth. All spices stain teeth but yellow spices are the worst. Far from whitening your teeth, using turmeric will make them even more discoloured. Banana peelClaim: High levels of potassium, magnesium and manganese in bananas can help remove stains from teeth. Simply peel a ripe banana, and rub your teeth with the insides of the peel for about two minutes. After three weeks, your teeth will have whitened.Verdict: True. If you rub the skin it can act as a gentle exfoliator and will remove some surface stains, but the banana will not reach inside the pores on the surface of your enamel – so no true ‘deep’ clean will take place.Cider Vinegar Claim: Rinsing with apple cider vinegar (mixed two parts of water) will make teeth whiter and protect teeth and gums from bacteria.Verdict: False. Cider vinegar is a favourite of ‘detox’ devotees. Once swallowed, it mixes with pancreatic secretions in the intestines and turns alkaline, but when it hits your teeth, it is an acid, albeit a weak one. This makes the enamel on your teeth less resistant to damage – like wetting a chalk and then scraping off the surface.Coconut oil Claim: A 3,000-year-old Ayurvedic way to clean teeth is to swish a tablespoon of oil (usually coconut, sesame or olive oil) around your mouth for 20 minutes every morning. The coconut oil sticks to the oil in the cell membranes of any bacteria in your mouth, so when you spit it out, you are ridding your mouth of unwanted micro-organisms. Used by stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, who claim it whitens teeth and improves complexion.Verdict: False. There is no scientific evidence at all that ‘oil pulling’, as it’s called, will whiten teeth, or even remove bacteria. It’s possible that the act of swishing the oil around your mouth will dislodge some bacteria or debris, so followed by a careful brushing session, your teeth may look cleaner. But no science shows that oil pulling will make your teeth any whiter.last_img read more