first_imgPremier League Kolasinac limps off with injury after Barry challenge Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:16 1/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sead Kolasinac Arsenal Getty Images Premier League Arsenal West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal West Bromwich Albion The Arsenal wing-back came out second-best in a clash with the West Brom man, and had to be taken out of Sunday’s match Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac was forced off with an injury in the first half against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. The Bosnia & Herzegovina international was caught by a challenge from Baggies midfielder Gareth Barry, and was unable to continue at The Hawthorns. Kolasinac was subbed off in the 37th minute, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles taking his place on the flank. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 24-year-old has made 17 appearances in the Premier League for Arsenal this season, scoring one goal and adding four assists. Kolasinac joined the Gunners in the summer on a free transfer from Bundesliga side Schalke.   Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

first_imgCW2Tyler HendersonFreshman CW1Keenen BrownRS Junior CW3Sione FinefeuiakiJunior –Dayton MetcalfSophomore –Dawson BassettRS Senior It wouldn’t take much for Tyler Henderson to emerge as the a starter over Brown if he impresses early. Brown seems to have all the potential but has yet to see the field much the past two years.I think Finefeuiaki is the most likely to play immediately given the Cowboys need to replace Veatch. Henderson and Brown should be top candidates to replace Blake Jarwin’s production.The good news here is that Mike Yurcich and McEndoo have plenty of competition at an under-appreciated but very important part of the Cowboy offense. –Cole NephRS Juniorcenter_img Depth ChartPlayerClass –Britton AbbottRS Sophomore Other position previews: RBThe Cowboy offense is poised for a big year in 2017. With Mason Rudolph returning to build upon his legacy at Oklahoma State and the skill positions chock full of talent, the Cowboys should have no trouble putting up points. But one underrated position group will undergo a complete overhaul this off season.In the third year of the hybrid fullback/tight end position termed “cowboy back,” Oklahoma State will be starting almost from scratch. Blake Jarwin and Zac Veatch have exhausted their eligibility and the only cowboy back on the roster that caught a pass in 2016 is former wide receiver Keenen Brown who had two catches for 47 yards.“[Jarwin] comes from Tuttle, Oklahoma. One of those guys that should have been recruited, wasn’t. He came in, we put him on scholarship,” said Mike Gundy after the bowl game. “We’re really good to miss him and Zac Veatch for what they bring to our offense. They’re good receivers, tough. They’re smart, understand our offense.”But there is some depth on the roster. Let’s take a look.Keenen BrownBrown was a four-star wide receiver who made the move to cowboy back last spring after putting on an nearly 40 pounds. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, Brown is the perfect size to make plays in a tight end role. He even showed off his big-play ability with a 38-yard reception against Texas.If Brown can be an effective blocker — an important part of what makes the position so versatile — he would be an obvious answer to replace Blake Jarwin in the starting lineup.Jordan FrazierA redshirt sophomore in 2016 who saw reps sparingly in 2015, Frazier could possibly use the big turnover in the cowboy back group as a chance to compete for reps. At 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds he fits the prototypical tight end mold.Ed. Note: We forgot Frazier is transferring.Cole NephAnother wide receiver who bulked up and made the switch in the spring of 2016, the Owasso, Oklahoma native put on 25 pounds in attempt to crack the rotation at cowboy back. He, like many of the cowboy backs on the roster, is somewhat of an unknown but, again, there will be plenty of reps to replace with the departure of Jarwin and Veatch.Other Possible ContributorsBritton Abbott – A red-shirt freshman in 2016 from Liberal, Kansas who played quarterback in high school and has spent time on scout team.Dawson Bassett – A red-shirt junior in 2016 from Tuttle, Oklahoma who has gotten a lot of his reps on special teams and will be in the mix for snaps. He’s the younger brother of former OSU defensive end Cooper Bassett.Logan Carter – A 6-foot-4 235-pound true freshman in 2016 from Henrietta, Oklahoma.Dayton Metcalf – A 6-foot-4, 210-pound true freshman in 2016 from Hooker, Oklahoma.Incoming RecruitsThe Cowboys have two incoming cowboy back recruits that could be in the mix for early playing time.Sione FinefeuiakiFinefeuiaki is a 6-foot, 245-pound fullback from the Santa Clara, California. Last season at junior college College of San Mateo, he rushed for 120 yards and a score and caught 34 passes for 495 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s shorter than what we’ve seen from the position so far but has the versatility to do all that position coach Jason McEndoo asks of him.His biggest value will likely be stepping into the blocking role vacated by Zac Veatch, who was paramount in the improvement of Oklahoma State’s running game in 2016.Tyler HendersonA two-sport star who did it all for Lehman High School’s football team last year. Henderson lined up at wide receiver, tight end, running back and even took snaps in the wildcat package.Henderson’s senior season boasted 185 yards and three touchdowns receiving, 482 yards and seven touchdowns rushing. At 6 foot 4 and 225 pounds, he will likely need to put on a little weight to realize his potential as a starter but could be very well contribute early due to his athleticism and obvious versatility.Check out Kyle Boone’s write up on Henderson.ProjectionHere’s how I see the 2017 depth chart shaking out. –Logan CarterSophomore While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

first_imgBaker Mayfield was arrested and charged with four counts on Friday evening in Fayetteville, including public intoxication, fleeing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.Being a Division I quarterback and Heisman contender, his arrest went down exactly as you might imagine.He ran.From the police report and arresting officer’s statement, obtained by ESPN:Mayfield was yelling profanities and causing a scene. Mayfield was intoxicated. When he first came over to me, he had difficulty walking down a couple stairs. Mayfield’s speech was slurred and he had the odor of intoxicants coming from his person. The front of Mayfield’s clothing was covered in food. I told Mayfield to come over to me. When I gave him that command, Mayfield began to walk away from me. I repeatedly told him to stop.Mayfield then began to sprint away. I chased after him. Mayfield was tackled to the ground. While on the ground, I gave repeated orders for him to place his arms behind his back. Mayfield kept his arms locked tight and would now allow me to place his arms behind his back. I eventually forced Mayfield’s arms behind his back. I then placed him in handcuffs. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

first_imgTexas players running onto Darrell K. Royal Stadium field.YouTube/Marsh WesCollege football in Texas has reached a new low point, the likes of which it hasn’t seen in about two decades.What has been a pretty bad year for college football in Texas has only gotten worse.For the first time since September 14, 1997, not a single team from the Lone Star state made the AP Top 25 Poll. Depending on how the rest of the season shakes out, this could be a first for Texas college football in the 80-year history of the AP Poll’s existence. A Texas team has always finished in the Top 25 by season’s end.Houston (9-3) and Texas A&M (8-4) were ranked the week prior, but both suffered losses this past weekend to knock themselves out. It’s up to those two teams to keep the state from making history in the wrong way.Baylor, Texas and TCU have all appeared in the Top 25 at one point this season, but have since disappointed. While Baylor and TCU have bowl eligibility with 6-5 records (and UTSA will likely get in at 6-6), losses would mean that Houston and Texas A&M will probably be the only Texas teams to finish above .500 this year. Yikes.Houston was the closest Texas team to making the cut, with 98 points. Pitt and South Florida both occupied the last spot of the Top 25, with 168.[AP]last_img read more

first_imgkyler murray looks to run the ball during the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners scrambles with the ball against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Yesterday, Kyler Murray made the biggest decision of his career, choosing the NFL over the MLB. Now, the Heisman Trophy winner is taking the next step to insure he’s prepared for every scenario leading up to the draft.One of the main concerns surrounding Murray was his lack of an actual agent that worked with other clients in the NFL. Due to the fact that he was previously drafted by the Oakland Athletics, Scott Boras represented him from the baseball side of business.With Murray fully committed to becoming a quarterback at the highest level, his agent choice has been announced. It actually might spark an interesting debate around the league.According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Murray has chosen Erik Burkhardt as his agent.Considering that Burkhardt also represents Kliff Kingsbury, there could be a plethora of people wondering if the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals selects Murray with the first overall pick.Even though Arizona drafted Josh Rosen last season fairly early, Kingsbury raved about Murray during his time in college football.Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray chose Erik Burkhardt as his agent, per sources.Burkhardt also represents Cardinals’ HC Kliff Kingsbury, who said last fall he would take Murray if he had the No. 1 overall pick.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2019While every step closer to football is encouraging for those ready to watch him on the gridiron, it’s unfortunate for the Athletics to lose out on their top selection.However, it’s not everyday that an athlete has the talent and potential to be a first-round pick in two drafts for professional leagues.Murray will have his opportunity to impress scouts later this month during the NFL Combine.last_img read more

first_imgzoom The Georgia Ports Authority has won recognition by the Environmental Protection Agency as a leader in reducing carbon emissions.The Southeast Diesel Collaborative (SEDC), a public-private partnership formed by the U.S. EPA Region 4 office, named the GPA as a Community Leadership Award winner.“The GPA has voluntarily undertaken many projects to decrease diesel fuel consumption, resulting in improved air quality,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. “Some of those projects include our innovative eRTGs or electric rubber tired gantry cranes, the repower of diesel RTGs with variable alternators, and the retrofit of 11 switch locomotives by GPA’s partner, Rail Link.”In December 2012, the Georgia Ports Authority unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes. The GPA board recently approved spending $8 million for Phase II of the eRTG project, which will convert 10 additional diesel RTGs to electric power, and install conductor rails at 12 more container blocks. GPA’s transition to an eRTG fleet should be complete by 2024.Foltz said greater attention paid to environmental stewardship pays off in financial savings and improved efficiency.“Cutting diesel consumption means not only cleaner air, but also lower energy costs,” he said. “Better cross-terminal truck transit means less idling and quicker turn times, but also reduced emissions.”The SEDC award is presented annually for projects that best exemplify extraordinary leadership in promoting the goal of the collaborative – which is to improve air quality and public health by reducing emissions from existing diesel engines.In addition to the SEDC announcement, the EPA awarded Georgia Ports with a $600,000 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant to be used for a dray truck financing program.“We are pleased to see peer recognition of superior corporate stewardship by organizations that are improving air quality in the region,” said Stan Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA’s Southeast region. “Your strategies have involved operations throughout the port, and show both a strong commitment by the Georgia Ports Authority to the environment and your desire as a leading U.S. port to use best practices that increase efficiency and save time and money.”Meiburg also noted the collaborative approach taken by the GPA, as well as its use of innovative technology and approaches to reducing diesel emissions, calling Georgia Ports a model for others to follow.While previous initiatives include improvements to decrease idling and road congestion, cleaner power systems and storm water treatment, the GPA won the Community Leadership Award on the basis of the following technologies:Electric Rubber-Tired Gantry Cranes, developed with input from GPA engineers, use a retractable arm that latches to a conductor rail while the crane is in use over a container stack. When moving between rows, a diesel generator automatically starts at the end of one conductor rail, then stops when the computer-guided arm re-engages with the conductor rail at the next row. GPA partners on the project included Konecranes, Conductix-Wampfler, and the Electric Power Research Institute.Twenty older diesel RTGs were repowered with funding by EPA DERA grants. The engines ranged from Tier 0 to Tier 2 and were repowered to Tier 4i engines with variable alternators. The variable alternators deliver power as needed, only turning the RPMs required for the current load. Legacy engines run at the constant higher RPMs needed to lift a container. The variable alternators reduce diesel consumption and emissions.The locomotive project retrofitted 11 switch locomotives operating on GPA terminals through an EPA grant to Rail Link, GPA’s rail partner. The private entity retrofitted 1957 – 1978 locomotives with automatic equipment stop/start units to decrease idling.“In order to broaden the impact of its environmental successes, the GPA has shared information on such projects with other ports, and will continue to do so as the industry pursues good environmental stewardship,” said GPA Board Chairman Robert Jepson. “Each year, the GPA conserves more than 7.2 million gallons of diesel through efficient equipment upgrades and energy savings programs.”Georgia’s deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 352,000 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $18.5 billion in income, $66.9 billion in revenue and $2.5 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy. The Port of Savannah was the second busiest U.S. container port for the export of American goods by tonnage in FY2011. It also handled 8.7 percent of the U.S. containerized cargo volume and 12.5 percent of all U.S. containerized exports in FY2011.Georgia Ports Authority, January 20, 2014last_img read more

first_imgSAINT JOHN, N.B. – A New Brunswick lighthouse almost as old as Confederation has been destroyed by a fire.The Saint John fire department says it was notified of the blaze at the Swift Point Lighthouse on the Saint John River in the city’s Green Head area around 10 p.m. Tuesday.Division chief Mark Wilson says the site is remote and required firefighters to trek into the woods on foot with their gear for a couple kilometres.“It was challenging getting water into it because it was a long, old dirt road with heavy brush and forest,” said Wilson in a phone interview Wednesday.Wilson said by the time officials arrived on scene, the Canadian Coast Guard-owned lighthouse — a white four-sided tapered structure with a red top — had collapsed.“They tried to get some pumps brought in, but by the time they got everything in, the structure fell in on itself,” said Wilson. “So at that point their attention turned to protecting the wooded area.”He said the cause of the fire is under investigation.The federal Fisheries Department said the lighthouse was an active navigational aid. It said the coast guard has issued a notice to mariners notifying them of the outage.The website says the Swift Point lighthouse — also known as the Green Head lighthouse — was one of six beacons erected in 1869 along the Saint John River between Fredericton and Saint John.It says the lighthouse works in tandem with the Sand Point lighthouse to guide vessels along the Saint John River and navigate the narrow entrance to the Reversing Falls, caused by the powerful tides of the Bay of Fundy.The website says the lighthouse caught fire in 1872, forcing the suspension of the light for a few nights.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version incorrectly identified the Saint John neighbourhood where the fire occurred as Green Bay.last_img read more

Rabat – The Moroccan Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.5 percent in May due to a rise in food products, particularly vegetables, says the High Commission of Planning (HCP).The prices increased most from vegetables (5.6 percent) and fruits, fish and seafood (3.4 percent). By contrast, prices decreased by 0.6 percent for coffee, tea and cocoa, according to the HCP.This 0.5 percent increase in food products was the result of simultaneous 1.3 percent growth in the food products index and stagnation in non-consumable goods. Vegetables head the list of increased food products, notes the HCP, with a 5.6 percent increase, followed by  fruits, fish and seafood  by 3.4 percent. By contrast, prices decreased by 0.6 percent for coffee, tea and cocoa.The CPI registered the most important increases as occurring in the city of Safi (1.3 percent), Oujda (1 percent), Fez (0.8 percent), Tetouan and Rabat (0.7 percent each). Guelmim registered the lowest increase of 0.1 percent.The index increased at a lower rate of 0.3 percent in May 2016.In the month before Ramadan, products with the largest increases were water and soft drinks (59 percent), fruit juice (42.3 percent) and oil (26.5 percent), while the imports of honey “more than doubled.” By contrast, purchases of alcohol dropped by 54 percent in the lead up to the holy month. read more

22 January 2008The Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) today stressed the “historic” importance of the war crimes trial of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor in signalling an end to impunity, even at the highest level. Mr. Taylor is facing 11 counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations of international humanitarian law – including mass murder, mutilations, rape, sexual slavery and the use of child soldiers – for his role in the decade-long civil war that engulfed Sierra Leone, which borders Liberia. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. Chief Prosecutor Stephen Rapp said the arrest and transfer of Mr. Taylor “after he had been permitted to go into what was anticipated to be a safe and comfortable exile was precedent shattering in several respects.“I think it has awakened many in the world to the possibility that individuals who might commit or be alleged to have commit similar crimes will in the end face a day of justice,” he said at a press briefing in New York.Indeed, “the case is one of historic importance in signalling an end to impunity of individuals, even at the highest level.” He added that “the challenge that remains for those of us that are involved in this process is to make sure that when you do try an individual at that level, that you are able to do it expeditiously, that justice be done and be seen to be done.” That is particularly important in the case of the Taylor trial, he noted, because of its transfer to The Hague in the Netherlands – some 5,000 kilometres from the seat of the Special Court in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. In 2006, the Security Council authorized the staging of Mr. Taylor’s trial at The Hague, citing reasons of security and expediency. Although the trial will be held at the premises of the International Criminal Court (ICC), it will remain under the exclusive jurisdiction of the SCSL. Mr. Rapp said the Court is continuing its outreach programme so that people know what is going on with the case even though it is taking place far away from the “scene of the crime.” Given the “excellent progress” being made in the trial, he said the case could be concluded within 12 to 18 months. The Court’s judges have indicated that they will have a judgment at first instance by January 2010, presuming that the evidence is concluded by the end of July 2009.The Special Court, established in January 2002 by an agreement between the Sierra Leonean Government and the UN, is mandated to try “those who bear greatest responsibility” for war crimes and crimes against community committed in the country after 30 November 1996. Last July, it reached an agreement with the British Government whereby Mr. Taylor will serve out his sentence in the United Kingdom if he is convicted. read more

The report of a committee appointed on the Sapugaskanda oil refinery expansion project is expected this month, Minister of Petroleum and Petroleum Gas Chandima Weerakkody said today.He said that once the committee submits its report the Government hopes to go ahead with the Sapugaskanda oil refinery expansion project as soon as possible. He said that the Sapugaskanda oil refinery will be a fully Government operated project.The Minister said that while there is an offer from Iran to fund the project there is an issue over how the banking transactions can be made. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Hong Kong’s main stock index plummeted as much as 8.5 percent on Wednesday as a sell-off in mainland Chinese shares accelerated despite new measures to support the market; U.S. stocks were poised to open lower. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) by Matthew Craft, The Associated Press Posted Jul 8, 2015 10:01 am MDT Last Updated Jul 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – It was already a tough day in the market when the unexpected hit.The New York Stock Exchange halted trading late Wednesday morning because of technical trouble.The outage came as traders had plenty of other things to worry about. Concerns about China’s plunging stock market and a logjam in talks between Greece and its creditors weighed on the mood. Major indexes were already falling before the shutdown, which occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. NYSE resumed trading at 3:10 p.m.The exchange, in a statement late Wednesday, attributed the malfunction to a “configuration issue” and not as the result of hackers. A NYSE spokeswoman would not provide further details.The broader stock market stayed open as orders to buy and sell kept flowing to the Nasdaq and other exchanges around the country.Tom Caldwell, who runs an investment firm with stakes in several exchanges, said there are some 60 exchanges and trading venues that can take orders when one goes down, so investors shouldn’t get rattled.“It’s disruptive, but not wildly disruptive,” said Caldwell, chairman of Caldwell Securities.President Obama was briefed on the NYSE situation, according to Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman. Officials told the president there were no malicious actors involved.By the end of the day, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 34.66 points, or 1.7 per cent, to close at 2,046.68.The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 261.49 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 17,515.42 and the Nasdaq slid 87.70 points, or 1.8 per cent, to 4,909.76.U.S. markets have been dogged by technical problems over recent years as more trading is handled by computers. In May 2010, the Dow plunged hundreds of points in minutes in an incident that later became known as the “flash crash.” In March 2012, BATS Global Markets, a Kansas company that offers stock trading services, cancelled its own IPO after several snafus.Two months later, a highly anticipated IPO of Facebook on the Nasdaq exchange was marred by a series of technical problems, rattling investors unsure if their orders went through.James Angel, an associate professor of finance at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, said NYSE’s shutdown highlighted both the fragility and the resilience of modern technology. Angel sat on the board of exchange company Direct Edge before it was acquired by a larger rival last year.“From an investors’ perspective, if you hadn’t heard about the outage, you probably wouldn’t have noticed,” Angel said.Portfolio manager Mark Spellman of Alpine Funds said an outage similar to Wednesday’s would have caused panic a few decades ago, when the NYSE dominated the market. But firms making trades were able to use a variety of other exchanges while the NYSE was out of commission. He says the disruption didn’t cause any problems for the global markets.“Only 15 to 20 per cent of global stock exchange trading happens on the NYSE these days,” he said. “Things are so spread out.”Still, others on Wall Street found the long outage unsettling.Phil Orlando, chief equity strategist at Federated Investors, said it was unsettling that computer problems also forced United Airlines to temporarily ground its flights across the country and the Wall Street Journal’s website went down, all on the same day.“These are visible icons of American industry,” he said. “It’s just unnerving.”Todd Leone, a trader with Meridian Equity Partners, said in an interview outside the New York Stock Exchange that occasional technical glitches are a “fact of life” today.“It’s a little bit scary,” Leone said, speaking during the NYSE outage. “Computers dominate our lives.”In China, the Shanghai Composite sank 6 per cent despite new attempts by China’s government to stop the selling. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, a victim of the turmoil in mainland Chinese markets, also lost 6 per cent. Beijing ordered state-owned companies to buy shares and promised more credit to finance trading. The Shanghai index has lost almost a third of its value in the last month. It is still up 70 per cent over the past year.In Europe, Greece applied for a new three-year loan and said it would have a new proposal for creditors in coming days. The deeply indebted country needs a financial lifeline from its European lenders before its banks collapse, an event that could push Greece out of the currency union.EUROPEAN STOCKS: The region’s major markets finished with gains. Germany’s DAX gained 0.7 per cent and France’s CAC 40 rose 0.8 per cent. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 0.9 per cent.METALS: Gold rose $10.90 to $1,163.50 an ounce, and silver added 20 cents to $15.15 an ounce. Copper gained 5 cents to $2.50.BONDS AND CURRENCIES: U.S. government bond prices edged up, nudging the yield on the 10-year Treasury down to 2.20 per cent from 2.26 late Tuesday. The euro rose to $1.1083, while the dollar fell to 120.78 yen.CRUDE: The price of oil fell after the Energy Department reported a surprise increase in crude oil supplies for the second straight week. Benchmark U.S. crude fell 68 cents to close at $51.65 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, an international benchmark, rose 20 cents to close at $57.05 in London.OTHER ENERGY MARKETS: Wholesale gasoline rose 5 cents to close at $1.999 a gallon. Heating oil rose 0.4 cent to close at $1.715 a gallon. Natural gas fell 3.1 cents to close at $2.685 per 1,000 cubic feet.___AP Business Writers Steve Rothwell, Bernard Condon and Marley Jay contributed to this story from New York. AP reporters Marcy Gordon, Jim Kuhnhenn and Deb Riechmann contributed from Washington. 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Each month, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) provides each refugee with a mix of food items – cereals, pulses, vegetable oil, and nutrient-enriched flour – and cash, sent through mobile telephones, allowing refugees to buy food products of their choice from local markets.“We are pleased to announce that can resume full rations for the refugees thanks to new donor contributions,” said Annalisa Conte, WFP’s Country Director for Kenya. “However, we are urging our donors to continue making new resources available to enable us to carry on providing this much-needed food assistance for 420,000 people.”WFP has said that was able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refugees’ food assistance – will last only until May.This is already a boost from last year, when a lack of funds forced WFP to cut food rations in the camps by 50 per cent, potentially endangering refugees’ nutrition and health.Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp, bordering near Somalia, while Kakuma takes in mostly Sudanese refugees, bordering near South Sudan and Uganda. Both camps are run by the Kenyan Government. read more

OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan leads a group of Buckeyes into the locker room before the start of the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. The Buckeyes lost 31-0. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorWhen former Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan arrived in Columbus for spring practice in 2014, he was in line to earn significant playing time as a true freshman the coming fall.He did just that, and became a reliable force in the middle of OSU’s national championship-winning defense.Now after two more years — both as a starter and one as a team captain — McMillan feels somewhat overlooked as he makes the turn toward becoming an NFL draft pick.“I kind of went into the draft process as an underdog,” McMillan said. “And it is what it is. I came here to show everybody what I had to do. Me personally, I don’t feel that there’s a guy that’s better than me in this (class).”McMillan was one of the most consistent and productive linebackers since OSU coach Urban Meyer arrived in Columbus in 2012. The former five-star recruit from Hinesville, Georgia, had 275 total tackles with the Buckeyes, including two seasons when he led the team with 119 and 102. He filled a gap at middle linebacker in 2014 with then-senior linebacker Curtis Grant, and then immediately assumed the role of defensive field general as soon as Grant exited the program.Much of the criticism McMillan has received is in respect to his athleticism and speed. At times, pass coverage has been an issue, as well as getting off blocks and stopping the run. His last two games as a Buckeye — combining for 31 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack — made lasting impressions on NFL teams in search of a linebacker. Couple that with his performance in the NFL combine and OSU’s pro day last week, and McMillan believes he’s done enough to discredit the critics.“Everybody saying I can’t move, saying I’m not an athlete,” he said. “I went out to the combine and ran a 4.61. I was trying to crack 4.5, but didn’t do it. Came out here, moved, vertical jump 33 (inches), 10 (foot) 1 (inch) broad jump — what else do you want from me?”McMillan said he has met with several teams and will continue to travel to “anybody who needs a linebacker” in the coming month before the NFL draft on April 27. Before the pro day last Thursday, McMillan spoke to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. After the de-facto tryout, McMillan sat down with the head coaches and the general managers of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tennessee Titans.The linebacker said he was a little intimidated by future Hall of Famer Belichick at first, having never met him and only talking to position staff initially.“You’re scared because he’s quizzing you,” McMillan said. “It’s like a little test. After we get done with the test or quiz of drawing up the defense, they’re real down-to-earth people and really cool.”McMillan was close with former OSU linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell. Now that Fickell is the head coach at the University of Cincinnati, Greg Schiano has taken over the sole defensive coordinator duties for the time being and is responsible for making redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley the next great middle linebacker at OSU.“We lost what I think is a man’s man in Raekwon McMillan,” Schiano said on the second day of spring practice. “Just a really fine football player and a smart football player. We needed to make sure that we could try and replace him with a guy that has that kind of presence about him.”It’s not uncommon for a player so productive and well-respected to fall to the middle rounds of the NFL draft. But it’s a predicament that McMillan isn’t accustomed to.“I’m a first-two-days guy,” he said. “Anything past that, I’ll be disappointed in myself because I didn’t do it as much as I could to help myself on draft day.” read more

first_img Share14 Tweet Email 36,086 Views 128 Comments Sep 2nd 2019, 9:32 AM No (3339) Image: Shutterstock/begalphoto Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article YESTERDAY, THE DEPARTMENT of Transport began a public consultation into the legalisation of so-called Powered Personal Transporters (PPTs) – including electric scooters.The vehicles have surged in popularity in recent months, but currently exist in a legal grey area because they do not meet the criteria for vehicle registration.There have been reports of gardaí confiscating electric scooters because it is technically illegal to use them without a licence, tax or insurance, as they are considered to be ‘mechanically propelled vehicles’ under the Road Traffic Act 1961.However, a report by the Road Safety Authority last week found that the use of PPTs could help Ireland reach its climate emissions targets.It also recommended that legislation for their use should be developed which encouraged the use of protective equipment, provided for training and safety standards, and gave guidance on where PPTs could be used.So, we’re asking: Do you support the legalisation of electric scooters? I don’t know/No opinion (639) Monday 2 Sep 2019, 9:31 AMcenter_img By Stephen McDermott Yes (8890) Image: Shutterstock/begalphoto Poll: Do you support the legalisation of electric scooters? A public consultation on the use of the vehicles began yesterday. YesNoI don’t know/No opinionVote Short URL Poll Results:last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities have given out a warning for football fans to take precautions by not drinking too much alcohol before Thursday’s game at Volgograd Arena.This is means temperatures are likely to reach 40C in the southern Russian city, where Poland play Japan in their final Group H game.“For our guests, I recommend hats, light clothes, drinking cool water and not too much alcohol,” said Roman Morozov, chief doctor of Volgograd’s ambulance service via BBC.Flies plague England’s build-up in Volgograd Henry Ikenna Ugwu – June 18, 2018 Among all the problems England fans and players thought they would face in Russia, including racism, homophobia and hackers, a plague of flies was…“This heat is typical for the region and local people know what to do.”Supporters will be offered free water and fans to help them keep cool, officials said.Temperatures at the World Cup have risen this week, prompting Russia’s emergency situations ministry to warn of severe heat in Volgograd and Rostov-on-Don, where Croatia play Iceland on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgConstruction work will again close a large section of southbound Interstate 5 through Portland throughout this weekend, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.ODOT will close all of the freeway’s southbound lanes between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, from the Fremont Bridge to the Marquam Bridge. Crews are repairing a mile-long stretch of roadway, plus connecting ramps, panels and stormwater systems.This isn’t the first — or the last — weekend-long closure on I-5 this summer. The first closure two weeks ago snarled traffic on nearby routes, including Interstate 84 and Interstate 405. Crews had planned to continue the work last week, but the closure was canceled due to rain.Southbound drivers can use I-405 to get around the closure through Portland, but it’s likely to be crowded once the detour starts. Though more out of the way, Interstate 205 to the east might be a congestion-free option, according to ODOT.At least three more closures will follow after this weekend — one additional southbound closure from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6, then two northbound closures at later dates.More information is available at read more

first_imgRandy GreenFormer BNP Media publisher Randy Green has acquired a handful of B2B publications from Iowa-based Industry Marketing Solutions and its founder, Steve Scanlan, the two parties announced this week.Included in the sale are five ad-supported print and digital titles — such as Plastics Hotline and Material Handling Solutions, among others — with each brand’s staff now reporting to Green, who will serve as publisher in addition to president of RDG Media, a new company set up to house the publications.Prior to founding the new company, Green had spent the last 22+ years at BNP Media, joining as a classified advertising manager in 1994 before rising through the ranks to group publisher of ISHN, R&R, Casino Journal, Hotel F&B, and various titles within BNP’s food/beverage/packaging group, like Brand Packaging and Flexible Packaging, before stepping down earlier this month. “Our goal is to continue serving the audiences with products that generate a superb and cost-effective return for our advertisers,” said Green in a statement. “We look forward in the very near future to introducing innovative products that will enhance advertisers’ share of market. We will continue to publish our products from the Ft. Dodge, IA offices.”Following the sale, IMS Digital Marketing, which provides services related to digital marketing and advertising, web design, and SEO, has been rebranded RDG Digital Solutions. IMS Auctions, a website that lists upcoming auctions related to the construction and packaging industries, will continue as a joint venture between RDG and Scanlan’s ES Group LLC.“Randy Green and RDG Media is the perfect choice to help drive this business forward,” added Scanlan in the statement. “He has had a strong background in our markets and his knowledge and use of innovative strategies to serve advertisers in these markets is second to none. These publications could not be in better hands.”Not included in the sale were two similar Scanlan-owned titles, Electrical Solutions and HPACR Solutions, both of which published December 2017 issues this month.last_img read more

first_imgLawmakers submitted 23 early bills today, after having prefiled more than 60 pieces of legislation last week.Download AudioA bill from Rep. Paul Seaton, a Homer Republican, could delay the sale of marijuana concentrates and food products that contain them to the end of 2016. The bill contains intent language noting the difficulty of regulating these substances in states that have already legalized marijuana.Rep. Bob Lynn, an Anchorage Republican, has filed a voter ID bill that would require Alaskans to display a driver’s license or other photo ID when going to their polling station. Lynn has introduced two similar bills in the past, but neither have made it to the House floor for a vote.The Legislature gavels in for business on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgSensex creates new record, crosses 28,000-mark4.2K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Sensex creates new record, crosses 28,000-mark4.2K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Creating a new record, the benchmark BSE Sensex crossed 28,000-mark for the first time and the NSE Nifty hit a new peak of 8,363.65 in early trade on Wednesday on sustained fund inflows. The record was set amidst optimism over encouraging corporate earnings. Besides, falling global crude oil prices which dipped to its lowest closing point since October 2011 also influenced trading sentiments.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Creating a new record, the benchmark BSE Sensex crossed 28,000-mark for the first time and the NSE Nifty hit a new peak of 8,363.65 in early trade on Wednesday on sustained fund inflows. The record was set amidst optimism over encouraging corporate earnings. Besides, falling global crude oil prices which dipped to its lowest closing point since October 2011 also influenced trading sentiments.last_img read more

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of Starks” featured the death of another Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Rhaegal. However, Euron Greyjoy actor, Pilou Asbæk, recently teased the fans about the return of two dragons in the next episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.Major Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8:In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of Starks,” we saw how easily Euron Greyjoy brutally killed Daenerys’ dragon, Rhaegal. From his fleet, he fired a massive arrow which murdered the second dragon and it left every fan in shock. More importantly, it was a painful moment for Daenerys to see her child getting killed and falling from the sky and later drowning deep into the sea.Euron Greyjoy is being considered as one of the greatest villains after Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones. In some cases, Euron is much worse as Ramsay never killed a dragon.Pilou Asbæk, the 37-year-old actor who plays Euron Greyjoy in HBO’s Game of Thrones, recently teased about the return of one or more dragons. The Denmark-born actor recently uploaded a picture of himself from his filming days. In the uploaded image, we see Pilou Asbæk standing on some cliff with a massive green screen in the background. Just in front of that green screen, we see a handful of actors and Pilou is shown as he is trying to blow all of them away.In the caption, Pilou Asbæk wrote “Gone with the wind….!!!? Maybe…. can’t wait for episode 5….there will be light! And death…. and coffee cups… Oreos…?…you might see a dragon…or two…or none…” Fans from around the world are wondering that by saying “two or none” Pilou has somehow teased the return of another dragon. However, if you look closely at the hashtags which he used, you will find that he himself is not aware of what is going to happen in the upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones as he stated that suspense is killing him.Whether we get to see the return of Rhaegal in the next episode of Game of Thrones or not, one thing is clear — Euron Greyjoy is not going to be pleased with Cersei Lannister. In “The Last of Starks,” Cersei lied to him about him being the father of her next child. But in the latter half of the episode, Tyrion talked about Cersei’s pregnancy and this will make Euron question about her loyalty towards him.Pilou Asbæk will return as Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 on Sunday night on HBO. Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones season 8Twitter/(@Twitter)last_img read more