Kuzma, Lakers overcome Harden’s 51 to end Rockets’ streak

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed The game was tied before Los Angeles scored 10 straight points — while Houston missed seven shots in a row — to go up 110-100 with about four minutes left.Houston ended an almost four-minute scoring drought when Harden made a free throw, and he added three more after being fouled on a 3-point attempt a few seconds later to cut it to 110-104. But former Rocket Corey Brewer made a 3-pointer before Lonzo Ball hit two free throws to make it 115-104.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarden powered Houston on a night when Chris Paul had just eight points before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a sore left leg.The Rockets made seven free throws down the stretch but hit just four field goals in the last eight minutes — all in the final 1:05. Kuzma was unstoppable in the first half, making all nine of his shots, including six 3-pointers. He cooled a bit after the break and finished 12 of 17 overall and 7 of 10 from deep.The Lakers led 100-92 after a 3-pointer by Josh Hart with about nine minutes to go, but the Rockets scored the next eight points. Trevor Ariza led the way in that span, making five points and blocking a shot by Brandon Ingram.The Rockets opened the third with a 6-1 run for their first lead of the game, 65-64, with about 9 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.Los Angeles had a five-point lead after a three-point play by Kuzma midway through the quarter. The Rockets then used a 10-2 run, with five points each from Gordon and Harden, to go up 78-75 with about five minutes left in the third.The Lakers got going again after that, using a 10-3 run highlighted by 3s from Kuzma and Ball to regain the lead, 85-81.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The cold returns for Winter Games in mountainous Pyeongchang 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. (7) reaches for a rebound between Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) and guard Chris Paul (3) in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APHOUSTON — Rookie Kyle Kuzma set career highs with 38 points and seven 3-pointers, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame 51 points from James Harden to end the Houston Rockets’ 14-game winning streak with a 122-116 victory Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).It was Houston’s first loss since Nov. 14 and snapped a three-game skid for the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Paul tied it on a 3-pointer later in the third, but Brewer made the last five points of the period to put the Lakers up 94-89 entering the fourth.The Lakers led by 22 points during the first half, but Houston used a 12-2 run midway through the second to cut the deficit and a 7-2 spurt to end that quarter to get within 63-59 at halftime. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Read Next BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar set to make debut as actor in his biopic

first_imgBatting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Monday released the teaser poster of his upcoming biopic – ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’.Tendulkar, 42, is making his acting debut with the movie, which has been directed by award-winning British director James Erskine.The poster shows Sachin walking on the field carrying his bat and with pads on. “55 Days of training. One pair of trousers. The Sachin story,” reads the caption on the poster.Thank you for all the love and support over the years! Watch the #SRTteaseron14thApril at 1 PM on @SachinTheFilm pic.twitter.com/PEfD2LH3jX sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 11, 2016The film’s teaser will be out on April 14, according to the poster.A Mumbai-based production company 200NotOut has helmed the movie.Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, who seemed to have been flattered by the first-look poster, said he was eager to watch the movie and requested Tendulkar to screen it for him. The master batsman, in reply said he would definitely show him the movie but said it was Shah Rukh’s upcoming ‘Fan’ that they had to witness on big screens first.This one I have to watch. Show me NA soon my friend. https://t.co/DeIxqGGc4v Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 11, 2016Definitely @iamsrk par pehle @FanTheFilm ki baari hain….Dil se!! https://t.co/tIYIOBVvdp sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 11, 2016last_img read more

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Indian government depriving its citizens of India-Pakistan spectacle, feels Ehsan Mani

first_imgEhsan Mani, chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), once again attacked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and called their stand on India-Pakistan series as “hypocrisy”.India and Pakistan last played a bilateral series in 2012, which was a short and limited overs series. Since then, BCCI has time and again stated that it needs government clearance to play bilateral series against Pakistan.PCB, which has spoken against India’s stance again and again, filed a compensation case of Rs 447 crore with the Disputes Resolution Forum of ICC on India, for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), according to which India and Pakistan had to play six bilateral series from 2015-2023.The compensation case’s hearing concluded earlier this month.”There is a lot of hypocrisy at the moment. India plays an ICC event against us but doesn’t play a bilateral series. That is something that we need to address,” Mani told ESPN Cricinfo.Mani once more stressed that the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan will be good for the fans from both side, who are eager to watch the two countries compete against each other.Also read – India-Pakistan should resolve their issues on bilateral cricket: ICC president”The main thing is that we play cricket against each other. When we play cricket, especially in our countries – when we go to India or when they come here – helps in increasing people-to-people contact. Indian fans come to Pakistan. Lakhs of fans have come to Pakistan from India and everyone goes back happy.advertisement”There’s no better way to improve the relations between countries than having sporting contacts, cultural contacts. For me, that is far more important than any amount of money that comes into the game,” Mani said.PCB has failed to generate much revenue with India not being a part of their cricketing fixtures for years now. Mani said, Indo-Pak series had the “highest value financially in the world”, but he maintained that the PCB’s desire for the resumption of ties was about more than money.When questioned if cricket in Pakistan could survive without bilateral series against India, he quipped: “forever.”Also read – New PCB chief Ehsan Mani wants to rebuild relations and trust with BCCI”Money isn’t the issue, it’s more about the game,” he said. “There are more viewers for an India-Pakistan match than any other match in the world. So, if the Indian government decides to deprive its own citizens of watching an India-Pakistan match then that is their choice.”He also said that with India going into the general elections in 2019, he knows that chances of a series in near future is bleak.”Indian public obviously love to see India and Pakistan playing, and so does the Pakistan public. Rest of the work is of the politicians and frankly, once India is in the lead-up to its elections next year, so I don’t think there will be any softening in their attitude. But in the long term, the people want it and you can’t go against the will of the people forever.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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10 months agoWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup win

first_imgWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford did just enough to see off FA Cup opponents Woking on Sunday.Watford captain Troy Deeney came off the substitutes’ bench to wrap up their FA Cup third-round win over non-league Woking.The Premier League outfit made hard work of seeing off their hosts, Will Hughes giving them a first-half lead before Deeney was introduced late on to secure a 2-0 victory in Surrey.Hornets boss Javi Gracia said: “Before coming we knew it would be a demanding game instead of just the difference being the levels of the teams, but the players started playing very focused, knowing what they had to do.”We scored early and we had the control. We knew, while it was only one goal, we needed to kill the game, we didn’t do it until the second half but it was a good performance.” He added: “We have a good squad. The players that played today didn’t play the last games and I know all of them are ready and, like they showed today, they are available and ready to compete.”The result is not as important. It’s more important for me to see my players in a good condition and with a good attitude today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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12 days agoWATCH: Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum caps off brace with thunderbolt

first_imgWATCH: Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum caps off brace with thunderboltby Freddie Taylor12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum has scored a thunderbolt in the Netherlands 2-1 win over Belarus on Sunday.
The long-range strike was the Liverpool midfielder’ second goal of the game.The first came from a header from six yards out.Great goal. Georginio Wijnaldum blasts one into the top corner for Netherlands vs Belarus. His second of the game. pic.twitter.com/UAipkAHBI3— James Nalton (@JDNalton) October 13, 2019 About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Storm Damage to Fish Farm in Shelburne County

first_imgGovernment is looking into an incident of damage to an aquaculture site in Shelburne Harbour, Shelburne Co., after a major winter storm earlier this month. The company reported damage to one of its pens to the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in accordance with the province’s aquaculture regulations, and has continued to provide regular updates. It is believed some of the salmon were released from the damaged pen. The operator has been engaged in harvesting all of the fish at the site and the remainder of the fish from the damaged pen. “Our new aquaculture regulations require an operator to notify us of a containment breach as soon as they know about it and that is what happened in this case,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “Our departmental staff have been in contact with the operator and will continue to monitor the situation to ensure they are taking the appropriate actions to secure their site.” Conservation officers with the Department of Environment are following up on the situation with the operator. Information on the province’s aquaculture regulations is available at http://novascotia.ca/fish/aquaculture. To report a concern about an aquaculture site, contact the Department of Environment at 1-800-565-2224. FOR BROADCAST: Government is looking into an incident of damage to an aquaculture site in Shelburne Harbour, Shelburne County, after a major winter storm earlier this month. The company reported the damage to one of its pens to the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture on Wednesday, February 15th, in accordance with the province’s aquaculture regulations, and has continued to provide regular updates. It is believed that some of the salmon were released from the damaged pen. To report a concern about an aquaculture site, contact the Department of Environment at 1-800-565-2224. -30-last_img read more

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BJP leader injured after being hit on head with revolver

first_imgKolkata: A BJP leader was grievously injured when he was hit on the head with the butt of a revolver by unidentified assailants, who also fired in the air to frighten him, in West Bengal’s Nadia district, police and witnesses said on Thursday. Blaming the ruling Trinamool Congress, BJP workers put up a road blockade at Bogula on Thursay morning, as vehicles kept on the roads and most shops did not open shutters. The trouble was sparked off on Wednesday evening as the group of 20-25 miscreants, allegedly backed by the Trinamool, beat up people at Bogula Railway Bazaar area under Hanskhali police station. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The gang started beating up local BJP mandal committee president Tilak Burman, who was chatting with his friends. He was hit on the head with a revolver butt, before the miscreants fired 20-25 rounds in the air. The grievously injured Burman was first rushed to a private hospital and then admitted to the district hospital at Shaktinagar. There was tension in the area, the police said.last_img read more

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Psychologist explains why people like fear as Halloween approaches

first_imgWINNIPEG (CITYNEWS) – Ghosts, ghouls and goblins will emerge later this month for Halloween. Part of this holiday for many people is the scare factor, but there are some scientific reasons why people seem to love being scared. Jo Ann Unger, Clinical Psychologist and President of Manitoba Psychological Society, says fear activates the fight, flight, and freeze response, and for some people, this is exhilarating. “Their body is wired that, that fight, flight, freeze response is really rewarding for them internally, and so then they seek that out because it feels really good for them, but it’s not the same for every person,” she said. Unger said some people even feel a sense of accomplishment after making it through a haunted house, plus it can be a bonding experience if you made it through with people you know.  “Those memories are encoded in a special kind of way and if we do that with friends and family you know we talk about it after and we have this its very vivid right and so it also creates this sense of connection and closeness,” she said. -with files from Stefanie Lasiuk, CityNews Winnipeglast_img read more

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GLOBAL PHENOMENON CARMILLA NAMED BRAND CONTENT OF THE YEAR AT MIPTV 2018

first_imgAdvertisement With over 71 million views, “Carmilla” has been viewed in 193 countries and translated into over 20 languages, with more than half the views coming from outside North America. Viewers of this scripted digital series are 91% female and 9% male, with 48% of those viewers in the 18-24 demo, according to YouTube analytics. Fans of the series, who refer to themselves as “Creampuffs” after a line in the series, have catapulted “Carmilla” leads Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis to international stardom; most recently, Bauman was awarded the Fan’s Choice Award by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, an award that co-star Negovanlis won the year prior.“Carmilla” is created and produced by Toronto-based Shaftesbury, in association with U by Kotex®, A Kimberly-Clark company, as executive producer, and was co-created and written by award-winning playwright Jordan Hall, and directed by Spencer Maybee. The series puts a modern spin on the cult gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, meshing the vlog aesthetic with scripted storytelling as it follows the adventures of university student Laura (Bauman), whose world is turned upside-down after a vampire (Negovanlis) moves into her dorm room.Season One launched in August 2014, Season Two in June 2015, and the third and final season in September 2016, for a total of 108 x 5 minute episodes. The series boasts one of the most engaged fandoms in the world, particularly with the global queer community, with nearly 500,000 fans across its official social accounts on YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, and YouNow.Due to overwhelming fan demand, Shaftesbury announced in 2016 that it would extend the series into a feature-length movie. “The Carmilla Movie” premiered in fall 2017, playing for one night only at Cineplex theatres across Canada, before making its world television premiere on Hollywood Suite.“Carmilla” has been recognized with numerous national and international nominations and awards including the Streamy Awards, the Webby Awards, the Shorty Awards, and the Canadian Screen Awards. Shaftesbury Sales Company holds worldwide distribution rights for the series and film.About MIPTV – MIPTV (9-12 April 2018, Cannes) is the flagship and leading global TV and digital content market. Each April, over 10,000 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connect to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends.MIPTV is preceded by the biggest weekend in unscripted content (7-8 April 2018), comprising MIPDoc, the world’s largest screenings library, conference and co-production marketplace for the factual community, and MIPFormats, the discovery showcase for the global formats community. www.miptv.com​About  Shaftesbury –  Shaftesbury is an award-winning creator and producer of original content for television, film, digital, and brands. Shaftesbury’s current slate includes 11 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for CBC, UKTV, and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries for CBC and UKTV, and two seasons of critically acclaimed thriller series Slasher for Netflix. Shaftesbury’s digital arm produces original digital, convergent, and branded entertainment projects including the global phenomenon Carmilla, scripted comedy Upstairs Amy for Walmart and Interac®, supernatural drama Inhuman Condition, and the Slasher VR app for iOS, Android, and Oculus Rift. Shaftesbury’s branded entertainment division drives profitable engagement with millennials using scripted series, turning brands into executive producers. Recent brand partners include Walmart, Interac®, U by Kotex®, and RBC. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Paris – MIPTV has chosen to give its Brand Content of the Year Award to Kimberly-Clark’s global phenomenon “Carmilla”, a branded entertainment digital series that has evolved to include a feature film, book deal, and primetime series in development, becoming a brand in its own right.The flagship global TV and digital content market, MIPTV takes place in Cannes, France from 9-12 April 2018. The 2018 Brand Content of the Year Award will be presented during the “Carmilla” Keynote Showcase that will take place at noon on Wednesday 11 April in the Auditorium Debussy.The “Carmilla” Showcase presents a new approach to producing original scripted content. Shaftesbury, the producers behind this successful brand, is an award-winning creator of scripted content for TV, film, and digital, and have become leaders in branded entertainment. Shaftesbury CEO Christina Jennings and SVP of Branded Entertainment Kaaren Whitney-Vernon will discuss their successes in partnering with global brands to create scripted series that have garnered both critical acclaim and international fandoms. Kimberly-Clark will accept the Brand Content of the Year award and offer insights into how “Carmilla” has driven engagement with consumers and global sales. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Wedding of Prince Moulay Rachid to Take Place in November

Rabat- The Wedding of Moroccan Prince Moulay Rachid will take place on November 13, the Moroccan daily Assabah reported in its Wednesday issue. According to the same source has been postponed twice for protocol reasons.  The wedding is expected to be attended by high dignitaries from a number of countries.Prince Moulay Rachid, brother of King Mohammed VI, sealed his union with Miss Oum Keltoum Boufarès last June. Oum Keltoum Boufares is the daughter of Mamoun Boufares who was the governor of Marrakech when King Mohammed VI ascended the throne in July 1999.Moulay Mamoum Boufarès, is the son of Princess Lalla Khadija, daughter of Sultan Moulay Youssef, who is the father of the late king Mohammed V, the grandfather of King Mohammed VI. Moulay Mamoum Boufarès retired in 2009. read more

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Organization Demands Clarification on Number of Amazigh Speakers in Morocco

Rabat – The National Federation of Amazigh Associations directed a message of protest to the High Planning Commission for not reporting the number of Amazigh-speaking Moroccans in its census results, according to a new report by Qushq.The group cited a number of “reservations” regarding the results of the December 2014 census, which does not include information on the number of Amazighi speakers in the kingdom, despite the inclusion of checkboxes regarding the matter on the census forms.In a statement to Qushq, the organization questioned the benefit of collecting information on the prevalence of the Amazigh language if the Moroccan people will not get to see the real results. The HCP’s final results included a previous figure for the portion of Moroccans who speak Amazighi based on a sample size of two percent of the population, which was followed with a “non-exclusive” indicator in parenthesis.“What does the commission want the Moroccan people to understand from this mystery?” the association said, adding that the words in the parenthesis had “no meaning” and that surveying two percent of the population could not lead to the same information gleaned from a national census.The group added that the HCP has allocated MAD 864.7 million for Amazighi education projects based on the statistic from the two-percent sample, but no government leader or civil service group has asked for clarification on the figure until now.Amazigh became an official language of Morocco, alongside French and Arabic, after the adoption of the post-Arab Spring 2011 constitution, which guaranteed the original inhabitants of the region full cultural and political rights in the kingdom. read more

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US Poland leaders to sign document on 5G cooperation

WARSAW, Poland — U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence says the U.S. and Poland will sign a joint declaration to co-operate on secure new 5G technology.Pence is in Warsaw filling in for President Donald Trump, who scrapped his trip at the last minute because of Hurricane Dorian.At a joint news conference following talks with President Andrzej Duda Monday, Pence announced the agreement would be signed later in the day.Pence said the agreement on a secure digital network will “set a vital example for the rest of Europe.”The signing comes amid a global battle between the U.S. and China’s Huawei, the world’s biggest maker of network infrastructure equipment.The Associated Press read more

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UK PM Johnson Ive been model of restraint in Brexit debate

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged calm as tempers flare in the debate over Britain’s departure from the European Union, even though tempers are flaring over what he said.A defiant Johnson told the BBC on Sunday that the “best thing for the country and for people’s overall psychological health would be to get Brexit done.”Johnson admitted that tensions were high as lawmakers discussed the prospect of Britain leaving the EU by Oct. 31. But he defended the use of words such as “surrender” act to describe an opposition law ordering a Brexit delay and claimed he’s been a “model of restraint” in speaking about Brexit.Johnson headed Sunday to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, where the party was expected to endorse government plans to spend more on the country’s National Health Service.The Associated Press read more

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Police digest Screaming man in backyard

Homeowners found a suspicious man screaming in their backyard in the early morning hours on Saturday on Churchill Circle in Simcoe.Police arrived at the home and found the main the backyard.OPP charged a 45-year-old Norfolk County man with being intoxicated in a public place.He was taken into custody for his own safety and released later.Man charged with robberyA 54-year-old Six Nations man has been arrested and charged in relation to two robberies.OPP responded to a call at Candace’s Tobacco Smoke Shop in Hagersville for the report of a robbery on March 29.Police say the man entered the store late Friday night and appeared to make a purchase. While the cashier had the register open the man grabbed a large quantity of money and fled the scene in his truck.Officers located the red pickup truck and identified the driver as the suspect.Investigations revealed that he is the same suspect wanted in a robbery at Lone Wolf Pit Stop on March 11.The 54-year-old was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cayuga. read more

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Symposium to examine gender roles in prison system

Ex-prisoners, activists, artists and scholars will come together to discuss gender roles in the prison system during a daylong symposium hosted by Brock University.The event, called Women, Punishment and Prison Abolition: How Gender Structures the Prison System, takes place Monday, March 6 in Pond Inlet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Held in honour of International Women’s Day, the symposium will include discussion of strategies to abolish the prison industrial complex.Three panels will be held throughout the day covering the following topics: gender and sexualities inside and outside of prisons; health and criminalization; and the arts and abolition, moving beyond institutionalization.“This symposium is important because it advances critical dialogue and reflection on incarceration,” said Sociology Associate Professor Tamari Kitossa.“The reality is that imprisonment is great for punitive vengeance directed mostly at our society’s castoffs.”Every major Canadian report about incarceration “tells a sordid tale of an institutional culture that promotes abuse and violence,” he said.“We desperately need informed public conversation that addresses the public’s indifference to the perpetual nature of the prison industrial complex and provides sober reflection on the abject moral and political failure of attempting to incarcerate our way out of social problems.” Women’s incarceration is statistically outpacing that of men, a trend that has continued since the early 1990s.Women make up five per cent of all prisoners in Canada, but that number is growing.Among other issues, this leads to overcrowding, underfunding of in-prison health resources, low emphasis on in-prison programs and pre-release planning, high recidivism due to under-resourced post-release programs, and negative impacts for women’s families and communities.The symposium explores and challenges the practices, policies and ideologies that normalize the destructiveness of the prison as an institution.Registration for the free event begins at 8 a.m. followed by opening remarks at 9.To see a full schedule or for more information, visit brocku.ca/prison-abolition.The event is being supported by the Brock University Faculty Association, CUPE — 4207, MA in Critical Sociology, MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies, Social Justice Research Institute, Student Justice Centre, and Women and Gender Studies. read more

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Ohio States Jeff Heuerman blossoming in year 2 under Tim Hinton

Junior tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) is tackled out of bounds during a game against Wisconsin Sept. 28 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorUpon Urban Meyer’s arrival in late 2011 as coach of the Ohio State football team, the possibility of his spread offense in Columbus excited Buckeye Nation.The No. 4 Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) rank fifth in the country in points per game, averaging 47.3 a contest. But one position in Meyer’s offense many believed would get more attention, the tight end, has become lost in the shuffle at times.OSU’s starter at tight end, junior Jeff Heuerman, has receptions in five of the Buckeyes’ eight wins this season, but has only snagged one touchdown.Heuerman didn’t record a catch in his team’s 63-14 drubbing of Penn State Saturday, but said he doesn’t let his lack of catches bother him.“The ball gets dispersed around however it does (on offense),” Heuerman said Monday. “I’m happy doing my job, whether it’s blocking, whether it’s catching. Whatever it is, I’m happy. I enjoy doing it. Obviously we’re 20-0 so its working out pretty good, so I’m not complaining.”Tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton said the reason Heuerman and redshirt-sophomore tight end Nick Vannett are not getting the ball as much has nothing to do with their abilities on the field.“(Against Penn State) there (were) a couple of plays that we called that I thought going into the game, the tight end would get the ball, we all thought the tight end would get the ball,” Hinton said Monday. “Penn State didn’t cooperate. But on the one, they took the two defenders and guarded the tight end on it, well Carlos Hyde caught a pass, went down the sideline, that’s OK. Really. And the bottom line is that we all get what we want if we win.”Meyer said he wishes his tight end could get more involved in the passing game.“Jeff Heuerman (is) playing at a very high level right now,” Meyer said Monday. “Certainly in blocking, (we) need to get him some more catches. But (he’s) playing at a very high level.”Heuerman has also been heavily involved for blocking for the ninth-ranked OSU rushing attack. In the win against the Nittany Lions, he had key blocks on junior quarterback Braxton Miller’s second touchdown run of the night, as well as senior running back Carlos Hyde’s 39-yard scamper in the second quarter. Along with the rest of the offensive line, Heuerman has helped Hyde gash opposing defenses for 464 yards and seven touchdowns in the last three games.Heuerman has already nearly doubled the number of receptions he had in 2012, and credits his relationship with Hinton as reason for becoming a force on the line as well as improving his production in the passing game.“Coach Hinton and I have an outstanding relationship. He’s an outstanding coach,” Heuerman said. “I owe a lot of everything that I’ve been able to accomplish here at Ohio State to him over the last few years.”The two work so well together that Heuerman even took the time Monday to eavesdrop in on Hinton’s press conference, sticking his head in with a big smile on his face to listen to what his coach had to say about him. That incited a laugh from Hinton, who jokingly said ‘Don’t ever coach a guy like that,’ because Heuerman seemed to be enjoying himself as he lent an ear to Hinton’s conversation with the media. Hinton was quick to rescind his comment.“Here is the deal: He’s really, really, really good,” Hinton said. “I mean really good at what he does. He (has) a knack for it. He understands leverage, and you know like every great football player you’re around, they’re very football intelligent. And he’s a very football intelligent guy.”Although Heuerman admits he did not not fully trust Meyer, Hinton and the rest of the coaches once they installed the spread offense at OSU, that has since changed.“I’ve learned to trust (Hinton) a whole lot. I think that’s a big thing,” Heuerman said. “Last year, everything was kind of new, and I wouldn’t say I 100 percent trusted him, but this year, we have a great relationship. I trust him with anything in my life.”Heuerman and the Buckeyes are scheduled to pay a visit to Purdue (1-6, 0-3) Saturday as they look to continue to add to the nation’s longest winning streak. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. read more

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Nazanin ZaghariRatcliffe faces suffocating new restrictions in Iranian prison

A Foreign Office spokesman said the government “remains extremely concerned” about the case. “We continue to regularly raise her case at senior levels, including our embassy in Tehran pressing for consular access and we are in regular contact with Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s family.”Mr Raab is understood to have agreed to meet Mr Ratcliffe. While campaigning for the Conservative leadership, Mr Johnson said he felt “a deep sense of anguish” over Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s case. During his tenure as foreign secretary, Mr Johnson incorrectly said Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was teaching journalism in Iran. His comments were seized upon by Iranian prosecutors who brought them up in court as evidence against the charity worker. Mr Johnson later apologised for the remarks. It emerged last month that Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been chained to a bed in a Tehran psychiatric ward after she went on hunger strike for 15 days in protest at her imprisonment. She was eventually returned to Evin prison, where she is being held alongside Aras Amiri, an Iranian woman who worked at the British council. Ms Amiri was arrested last year and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on spying charges. She strongly denies the allegations.  Richard Ratcliffe said he has not been invited to meet the prime minister or the new foreign secretary “I thought that if we were an important issue we would have been invited within the first 30 days. It should not take more bad stuff to happen for this to be important enough to resolve,” Mr Ratcliffe said.  Richard Ratcliffe said he has not been invited to meet the prime minister or the new foreign secretaryCredit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian charity worker, has said she feels she could “suffocate” after her Iranian jailers significantly tightened the rules of her imprisonment. Under the new rules, Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is now only able to see her five-year-old daughter, Gabriella, once a month. The Free Nazanin campaign also said she is barred from making international calls, leaving her unable to speak to her husband Richard, who has been campaigning for her release from the UK.“I am so upset. I feel like I could suffocate,” Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe said in a campaign statement. “I can’t even think what to do. I haven’t cried so loud in the middle of the ward for ages. How cruel they are. How unjust this is.”She has written to prison authorities to protest the change in her conditions. Meanwhile, Mr Ratcliffe criticised Boris Johnson for not meeting with the family since he entered Downing Street last month. He said there had also been no invitation to meet Dominic Raab, the new foreign secretary.  read more

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The Project Flake concept car can change shape accordingly

first_imgConcept cars are some of the coolest pieces of technology out there. With sleek designs, ridiculous speeds, and a slew of other features, concept automobiles push the boundaries of how people think about their vehicles. Project Flake, new car from U.K.-based designer Da Feng, leaves other concepts in the dust, so to speak. While there isn’t a physical model yet, just the idea has is interested: Project Flake can segment itself as it drives.The idea for a car that can break apart into flakes came from Pixar’s 2008 film Cars. Da Feng notes in his blog that he was enamored with the cars’ movement and ability to lean into corners. With those physics in mind, he sought to translate that into a real-world car.Feng notes that a car with more natural movement exists. The BMW Gina is a concept car, from around 2008, that has a smooth flexible skin on the outside. When the doors open, it looks as if a creature is moving its limb. Feng, however, wasn’t quite taken with the Gina. He wanted something much more emotive.It was his smoking habit that combined with his love for Cars that made his idea more vivid. The way ashes are segmented but together intrigued him. He took the idea of a cracking skin and thought of how it could work on a car.Project Flake went through several redesigns. Its current version is orange with about 250 “flakes”. When driving, the car is its compact state. The flakes come alive when the car turns and breaks to help control downforce. They also enable better handling when turning into the corner and cooling of the chassis. Hundreds of small solenoids pull on carbon nanotube wires which control the movement of the flakes. The solenoids can also detect the air pressure on each flake. That information will allow the car’s computer to adjust the flakes accordingly.Da Feng animated the entire project. Despite the limitations of his computer, the video is impressive.Read more at Da Feng’s blog, via SlashNextlast_img read more

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Un astéroïde va frôler la Terre cet aprèsmidi

first_imgUn astéroïde va frôler la Terre cet après-midiL’Agence spatiale américaine annonce qu’un astéroïde découvert la semaine dernière va passer à proximité de notre planète ce lundi après-midi.Ce sont des télescopes installés au Nouveau-Mexique, dans le sud-ouest des Etats-Unis, qui ont repéré cet astéroïde encore inconnu il y a une semaine. Baptisé 2011 MD, long de 10 mètres, il doit passer à 12.000 kilomètres au-dessus de l’Atlantique sud vers 15h30 heure de Paris, selon la Nasa. À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESALe consultant espace Serge Brunier a expliqué sur France Info que 12.000 kilomètres, c’est “extrêmement près à l’échelle du ciel”. Par ailleurs, 2011 MD devrait être suffisamment éclairé pour être visible par des télescopes de taille moyenne. La Nasa se veut toutefois rassurante en indiquant qu’il n’y a aucun risque de collision. Serge Brunier précise : “Même s’il y avait une collision, cet objet est tellement petit – c’est un rocher, c’est l’astéroïde du petit prince – qu’il ne se passerait rien : en traversant à environ 30 000 km/h les couches hautes de l’atmosphère terrestre, il rentrerait en fusion, brûlerait et exploserait”.L’Associated Press précise qu’un autre petit astéroïde était passé au plus près de notre planète plus tôt cette année : il se trouvait à seulement 5.500 kilomètres de la Terre à ce moment là.Le 27 juin 2011 à 10:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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